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CBN NewsWatch: September 19, 2012

On CBN Newswatch Sept. 19: Reaction to claims that Jesus had a wife, new information about the failed 'Fast and Furious' gun probe, anti-Semitism on the rise in Europe, and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH" THE

PAPYRUS THAT IS CAUSING QUITE A

STIR.

THE 4TH CENTURY WRITING THAT

REFERS TO JESUS' WIFE.

PLUS INVESTIGATING FAST AND

FURIOUS.

THE NEW GOVERNMENT REPORT SHEDS

LIGHT ON THE FAILED OPERATION

MEANT TO CRACK DOWN ON GUN

TRAFFICKING.

WHY THE BELLY FAT AROUND YOUR

MID SECTION IS MORE DANGEROUS

THAN YOU MAY REALIZE.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH." GOOD EVENING

EVERYONE I AM LEE WEB. AND I

AM WENDY GRIFFITH.

A HARVARD RESEARCHER HAS SPARKED

A CONTROVERSY AMONG CHRISTIANS.

SHE HAS UNVEILED A ANCIENT

PAPYRUS THAT REVEALS JESUS HAD A

WIFE. PROFESSOR KAREN KING

SAYS QUOTES JESUS REFERRING TO

MY WIFE AND MENTIONS, MARY, THE

REFERENCE TO MARY MAGDALEN.

WHAT IS EXCITING ABOUT THIS

FRAGMENT, IT IS THE FIRST CASE

WE HAVE OF CHRISTIANS CLAIMING

THAT JESUS HAD A WIFE.

BUT JERUSALEM BASED NEW

TESTAMENT SCHOLAR CLAIRE PFANN

SAYS IT DOESN'T TELL US ANYTHING

ABOUT JESUS AND HIS FOLLOWERS N.

PROBABLY TELLS US

DISCUSSIONS OF CHRISTIAN GROUPS

IN EGYPT THAN ANYTHING OF JESUS

IN THE FIRST CENTURY.

THIS TALKS ABOUT CHURCH HISTORY.

IT IS OF GREAT INTEREST TO

CHURCH HISTORIANS, PARTICULARLY

THOSE DEALING WITH EGYPTIAN

CHRISTIANITY. PFANN SAY IT

IS CONTEXT IN WHICH THE PAPYRUS

WAS WRITTEN IS MISSING.

IT IS ABOUT THE ROLE OF WOMEN.

PROFESSOR KING DOESN'T FEEL

JESUS AND MARY MAGDALEN WERE

MARRIED OR THIS WOULD MOVE THAT

IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.

SHE FEELS THIS PARTICULAR

FRAGMENT IS DEALING WITH ISSUES

OF WOMEN'S ROLES IN LEADERSHIP

AND IN AUTHORITY IN EGYPTIAN

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY IN THE

FOURTH CENTURY.

EXPERTS ARE MEETING IN ITALY,

SOME SKEPTICAL ABOUT THE

APPEARANCE AND GRAMMAR OF

EGYPTIAN PAPYRUS.

I WAS INTERESTED TO HEAR

PROFESSOR KING HAS THE INTENTION

OF TRYING TO GET A CHEMICAL

ANALYSIS OF THE INK IN ORDER TO

VERIFY WHETHER OR NOT IT IS

REALLY ANCIENT OR WHETHER OR NOT

IT MIGHT BE A MODERN

COMPOSITION.

DOCTOR KORNAY BECKER SAYS IT

WAS FROM THE FOURTHED CENTURY

GNOSTIC MOVEMENT.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS.

DR. BECKER JOINS US FOR THIS

INTERESTING FINDING.

PROBABLY FROM THE FOURTH

CENTURY.

WHAT ARE THE GNOSTIC GOSPELGOSPELS.

THEY WANT TO INTRODUCE

NON-CHRISTIAN IDEAS.

THE SECOND, THIRD, FOURTH

CENTURY, THEY WRITE DOCUMENTS.

THEY CALL THESE GOSPELS.

WRITE THEM IN THE NAME OF THE

FOLLOWERS OF JESUS.

THEY HAVE FALSE NAMES CONNECTED

WITH THEM IN WHICH THEY WOULD

INTRODUCE ALL KINDS OF IDEAS

THAT WEREN'T NORMAL.

THIS OF COURSE ISN'T THE

FIRST TIME SOMEONE SAID THAT

JESUS HAD A WIFE.

WOULDN'T THE WRITERS OF THE FOUR

GOSPELS, MATTHEW, MARK, LUKE,

AND JOHN MENTIONED THIS

INTERESTING DETAIL THAT JESUS

HAD A WIFE?

WE ONLY HAVE OCCURRENCES IN

THE SECRET GOSPEL OF MARY AND

THIS NEW FRAGMENT.

THESE ARE MUCH LATER.

THE GOSPEL AUTHORS WOULD MENTION

IT.

NO HISTORY.

NO CONSENSUS IN THE EARLY CHURCH

THERE WAS ANYTHING CLOSELY

CONNECTED TO JESUS HAVING A

WIFE. WHY ARE THESE PEOPLE

WRITING THAT HE DID HAVE A WIFE?

WHAT IS HIS MOTIVE?

TO SUBVERT CHRISTIANITY.

IN THE LATE FOURTH CENTURY, THIS

IS THE BEGINNING OF

CONVERSATIONS WHETHER CHRISTIANS

SHOULD MARY, WHETHER CELIBACY IS

AN OPTION.

SOME WAYS TO REINTRODUCE AND

LESSEN THE DIVINITY ASPECT OF

CHRIST.

IN YOUR OPINION, HOW SHOULD

THE CHURCH RESPOND?

IN SOME WAYS, NOTHING.

SECOND CENTURY, INCREDIBLE BOOK

THE HERESIES.

THE CHURCH GOT RID OF THEM AND

THEY WERE NOT WRITTEN BY

APOSTLES AND DIDN'T HAVE

ANYTHING HELPFUL TO SAY ABOUT

JESUS.

AS BELIEVERS, WE BELIEVE THE

BIBLE IS THE INSPIRED WRITTEN

WORD OF GOD.

IT REALLY IS RIDICULOUS TO THINK

SOMETHING THAT IMPORTANT WOULD

BE LEFT OUT OF THE BIBLE.

YES, INDEED.

WE HAVE TO STRESS THIS IS A

SMALL FRAGMENT, FOURTH CENTURY.

VERY TYPICAL SPECIFICALLY.

APOSTLE PAUL MENTIONED HE WAS

SINGLE.

IF THERE WAS SOMETHING

CONNECTED TO JESUS HAVING A

WIFE, THE CRITICS OF JESUS WOULD

HAVE MENTIONED IN SECOND AND

THIRD CENTURY.

WE HAVE NOTHING.

NONE OF THE FOLKS THAT WROTE

AGAINST CHRISTIANS WOULD

MENTION. EXAMING IT FURTHER,

WHAT IF JESUS DID HAVE A WIFE,

DO YOU THINK HE COULD HAVE

FULFILLED HIS MISSION ON EARTH?

THERE WOULD BE ALL KINDS OF

PROBLEMS.

THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF THIS.

SECOND OPTION WOULD OF COURSE BE

FAMILY IS AN IMAGE THIS

INCREDIBLE LOVE GOD HAS FOR HIS

PEOPLE.

QUESTION WOULD HAVE BEEN WHETHER

JESUS COULD HAVE GAVE HIS LIFE

COMPLETELY TO CHRIST AND OF

COURSE TO GOD AND TO ALL OF US

AND MAYBE THAT IS THE BIG

QUESTION WE HAVE TO ASK.

UNFORTUNATELY WE ARE OUT OF

TIME.

IT IS AN INTERESTING SUBJECT.

THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US.

LEE?

A FRENCH MAGAZINE PUBLISHED

CARICATURES OF THE PROPHET

MOHAMMED, A MOVE SOME SAY WILL

SPARK MORE VIOLENCE.

A FRENCH PRIME MINISTER CALLS IT

A CATASTROPHE.

FRENCH EMBASSIES ARE CLOSED AS A

PRECAUTION.

IT COMES AFTER DAYS OF PROTESTS

OVER A U.S.-PRODUCED FILM THAT

PORTRAYS THE PROPHET MOHAMMED.

A SMALL PACKAGE EXPLODED IN A

KOSHER GROCERY STORE IN PARIS.

IT IS UNCLEAR IF IT IS RELATED

TO THE CARTOONS, BUT COULD POINT

TO A RISE OF ANTISEMITISM.

ERICK STAKELBECK REPORTS.

REPORTER: WHEN A RADICAL

MUSLIM MURDERED THREE CHILDREN

AND A RABBI EARLIER THIS YEAR,

POLICE CALL IT ISOLATED.

SOME 24 PERCENT OF FRENCH

CITIZENS HOLD ANTI-SEMITIC, IN

SPAIN 53 PERCENT.

IN HUNGRY, 63 PERCENT ADMITTED

ANTI-SEMITIC FEELINGS AND

GROWING IN BRITAIN UP 7 PERCENT

SINCE 2009.

IT IS A THREAT TO THE

EUROPEAN CULTURE TO THE

DEMOCRACY.

ISRAELIS DEPUTY AMBASSADOR TO

BELGIUM.

THE GOVERNMENT MUST FIGHT THE

PROBLEM OF HOLOCAUST DENIAL.

EDUCATING MUSLIM YOUTH ABOUT

HOLOCAUST.

IT IS THEIR IGNORANCE.

THIS LARGE MOSQUE IN THE

HEART OF BRUSSELSS IS A SIGN OF

THE TIMES.

THE RISE OF ISLAM IS DIRECTLY

RELATED TO RISE OF ANTISEMITISM.

FIVE MUSLIM GIRLS BEAT A JEWISH

GIRL.

ONE JEWISH GIRL TOLD CBN NEWS,

THE EFFORT ISN'T ENOUGH FOR SOME

IN THEIR COMMUNITY.

THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE A LOT

THINKING ABOUT LIVING.

THE ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN

SILENT OVER THE GROWING

ANTI-SEMITIC GROWING IN THE

CAMPUS.

PEOPLE FROM EXTREME LEFT WING

ASSOCIATED WITH INTEGRATION.

THOSE TWO, I WOULD SAY SMALL

GROUPS ARE ACTIVE ON THE GROUND.

HE SAYS THIS ALLIANCE DRIVES

A CAMPUS MOVEMENT KNOWN AS BDS,

BOW COT DIVEST AND SANCTION

ISRAEL.

AS WAR LOOMS IN THE MIDDLE EAST,

SOME WORRY THEY WILL BE

TARGETED, IT HAPPENED WHEN THEY

LEFT VIOLENT PROTEST AGAINST

HAMAS AND GAZA.

THEY VANDALIZED SYNAGOGUES.

THE HOSTILITY WASN'T CONFINED

THE EUROPE.

IT TOOK PLACE IN SOME OTHER

CITIES AND ACTIVE FAR BEYOND THE

MIDDLE EAST.

ERICK STAKELBECK, CAB NEWS

BRUSSELS.

REPORT CITES MANAGEMENT

FAILURES, AN INTERNAL WATCHDOG

HAS REFERRED A DOZEN PEOPLE FOR

DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

2009 THEY LOST TRACK OF HUNDREDS

OF WEAPONS AFTER LAUNCHING FAST

AND FURIOUS.

A BORDER PATROL AGENT IN ARIZONA

DIED IN A SHOOTOUT WITH

TRAFFICKERS.

FOR MORE ON THIS STORY, WE

ARE JOINED BY LARRY PRAT,

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF GUN OWNERS

OF AMERICA.

IT CITES MANAGEMENT ERRORS AND

PROBLEMS THERE WITH MANAGEMENT.

IT CLEARS THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.

DO YOU FIND THAT STRANGE?

I FIND THAT VERY STRANGE.

I THINK THE REPORT SAYS TOO

LITTLE AND TOO LATE.

THE FACT OF THE MATTER, WE KNOW

FROM DOCUMENTS, ACTUAL E-MAILS

THAT HAD BEEN SENT BACK AND

FORTH WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF

JUSTICE, FAST AND FURIOUS WAS A

DELIBERATE POLICY OF PLACING

GUNS INTO THE HANDS OF THE

MEXICAN CARTEL, IN ORDER THAT

THE MURDER RATE WOULD GO UP SO

THAT COULD BE USED FOR A

PREDICATE FOR MORE GUN CONTROL

AND POLICIES THAT FAILED.

NO, NO, NO.

THESE POLICIES ISN'T FAIL.

THE ONLY FAILURE IS THAT WE

FOUND OUT ABOUT THEM.

THANKFULLY THERE ARE PEOPLE IN

THE BUREAU OF TABC WHO BLEW THE

WHISTLE AND SAID WE TOLD THEM

THIS WAS GOING TO GET SOMEBODY

KILLED.

THIS IS NOT PROPER LAW

ENFORCEMENT.

NEVER LEARNED ANYTHING LIKE THIS

IN ACADEMY.

WE KNOW FROM THEIR NEGATIVE

CHARACTERIZATION AS WELL AS THE

DOCUMENTS PUT INTO THE DOCUMENT,

THIS WAS A PLAN.

YOU ARE CRITICAL OF THIS

INVESTIGATION.

THIS WAS AN INTERNAL WATCHDOG

WITHIN THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT.

I WOULD ASSUME YOU WOULD SAY

THEY ARE SOME WHAT OF A BIASSED

INVESTIGATORS? THE WOLF

REPORT FROM THE CHICKEN COOP

THERE IS NOBODY BUT UZ CHICKENS.

I DON'T BELIEVE THE WOLF NO MORE

THAN I BELIEVE THIS REPORT HAD

GONE FAR ENOUGH.

THEY BELIEVE FIRING DEPUTY

WINESTEIN, THAT IS ENOUGH

OFFERING TO STOP THE ANGER OF

THE FOLKS PURSUING THIS MATTER.

MANY MORE THAN MR. WINESTEIN

WERE INVOLVED IN THIS SCANDAL.

MANY MORE COMMITTED PERJURY.

LANY BREWER IS BEING REFERRED

FOR POSSIBILITY PROSECUTION FOR

PERJURY AND OBSTRUCTION OF

JUSTICE.

LARRY, WE APPRECIATE YOU

BEING WITH US TODAY.

THANKS FOR HAVING ME.

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S APPROVAL

RATING BACK ABOVE 50 PERCENT FOR

THE FIRST TIME SINCE MAY.

AMERICANS ARE FEELING BETTER

ABOUT THE FUTURE AND OBAMA'S JOB

PERFORMANCE.

IT SHOWS A TIGHT RACE FOR THE

WHITE HOUSE OBAMA AT 47 PERCENT

AND MITT ROMNEY AT 46 PERCENT OF

LIKELY VOTERS.

ROMNEY STILL TAKING HEAT FOR

OBAMA SUPPORTER VICTIM REMARKS.

THE PRESIDENT IS UNDER FIRE FOR

WEALTH REDISTRIBUTION BACK IN

1998.

HOW DO WE FACILITATE SOME

REDISTRIBUTION BECAUSE I

ACTUALLY BELIEVE IN

REDISTRIBUTION TO MAKE SURE THAT

EVERYBODY HAS GOT A SHOT.

ROMNEY SAYS IT SHOWS THAT

OBAMA BELIEVES YOU SHOULD TAKE

FROM SOME AND GIVE TO OTHERS.

TEACHERS AND STUDENTS RETURN

TO SCHOOL IN CHICAGO.

TEACHERS WALKED OFF THE JOB OVER

EVALUATIONS AND JOB SECURITY.

CHICAGO MAYOR RAUM EMMANUEL

CALLS THE TENTATIVE AGREEMENT AN

HONEST COMPROMISE.

STILL NEEDS TO BE APPROVED BY

THE TEACHER UNIONS.

THIS SUMMER MORENO WOULD

OPPOSE A CHICK-FIL-A RESTAURANT.

HE SAYS NOW HE WON'T.

CHICK-FIL-A PROMISES TO NO

LONGER CONTRIBUTE MONEY TO

GROUPS THAT OPPOSE GAY MARRIAGE.

RESPECTING ALL PEOPLE BACK IN

JULY BEFORE MORENO RAISED THE

ISSUE.

CHICK-FIL-A SENT US THE SAME

STATEMENT TODAY.

IT DOESN'T ADDRESS THE ISSUE OF

DONATIONS.

WE HAVE MORE ON THIS STORY AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

UP NEXT, IT IS ALL ABOUT

LOCATION.

WE WILL TELL YOU WHY NOT ALL

BODY FAT IS CREATED EQUAL.

TRUTH IS ALL FAT IS NOT

CREATED EQUAL, THAT IS WHAT

SCIENTISTS RECENTLY DISCOVERED.

IT COMES DOWN TO LOCATION,

LOCATION, LOCATION.

MOST DANGEROUS PLACE FOR FAT IS

AROUND THE MIDDLE.

DID YOU KNOW WE CARRY TWO

KINDS OF FAT?

SURPRISINGLY THE JIGLY BLUBBER

YOU SEE IN BATHING SUIT PICTURES

IS THE SAFER KIND, SUBCUTANEOUS

FAT, RIGHT UNDER THE SKIN.

THE REALLY DANGEROUS FAT HIDES

DEEP INSIDE THE MID SECTION

PRESSING UP AGAINST VITAL ORGANS

LIKE HEART, LIVER AND LUNGS.

IT IS CALLED VISCERAL FAT, ALSO

KNOWN AS BELLY FAT. AS YOU

BECOME OBESE AND GAIN WEIGHT,

YOU START TO GAIN MORE VISCERAL

FAT.

DR. DAVID LEE LED A STUDY AT

EASTERN VIRGINIA MEDICAL SCHOOL

COMPARING THE TWO TYPES OF FAT.

VISCERAL FAT ASSOCIATED WITH

INCREASED RISK FOR HEART DISEASE

AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND

DIABETES.

SUBCUTANEOUS FAT IS THE LESS

INFLAMMATORY, MORE HEALTHY OF

THE TWO TYPES OF FAT.

THIS SO-CALLED BELLY FAT CAN

LEAD TO HEART ATTACKS, CANCERS,

STROKES AND EVEN DEMENTIA.

EVEN THOUGH IT IS DIFFICULT

TO SEE WHETHER WE HAVE TOO MUCH

FAT DEEP IN OUR BELLY.

THERE IS AN AT-HOME TEST, GET

ONE OF THESE AND MEASURE AROUND

YOUR WAIST. WOMEN HIT THE

DANGER ZONE AT MORE THAN 35

INCHES, FOR MEN 40 INCHES.

GOOD NEWS, YOU HAVE THE POWER TO

CHANGE IT.

BOTTOM LINE, PUT THE TIME IN.

JAMIE KNOWS ABOUT GETTING RID OF

BELLY FAT.

START WITH THE DIET.

TRY TO STAY AWAY FROM REFINED

AND PROCESSED FOODS, BOXES AND

PACKAGES, CERTAINLY SHOEING RI

FOODS.

THEN TURN ON THE BURN.

JUST SIMPLY GET MOVING.

YOUR AEROBIC EXERCISE, GETTING

THE HEART RATE UP, WORKING INTO

THAT SWEAT.

THEN LIFT WEIGHTS.

MORE MUSCLE, MORE CALORIES

YOU BURN AT REST.

MAKE SURE TO GET YOUR ZZZ'S

TO KEEP STRESS LEVELS AT BAY.

WHEN YOU ARE NOT GETTING

ENOUGH SLEEP, THAT CONTRIBUTES

TO YOUR BELLY FAT AS WELL.

BETTY BROTHERS FOLLOWS IT TO

THE LETTER.

A LOT OF CHICKEN AND FISH AND

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES, NO

DESSERTS, AVERAGE 52 MILES A

WEEK AND WORKOUT AT THE JIM

THREE DAY AS WEEK.

THIS GREAT GRANDMOTHER STAYS

IN FAR BETTER SHAPE THAN MOST

PEOPLE HER AGE.

EVEN SOME OF MY CLASSMATES

ARE SO OBESE.

THEY HAVE ALL KINDS OF HEALTH

ISSUES AND MEDICATIONS.

IT IS JUST SO SAD.

SHE SPENDS PRACTICALLY

NOTHING ON HEALTH CARE, LIMITING

DOCTOR VISITS TO REGULAR

CHECKUPS AND ONLY PILL IS A

MULTIVITAMIN.

JUST THINK HOW MUCH MONEY THE

INSURANCE COMPANIES COULD SAVE

AND INDIVIDUALS IF THEY TRIED TO

TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES.

IF THE NATURAL APPROACH ISN'T

ENOUGH TO GET RID OF BELLY FAT,

SOME DOCTORS RECOMMEND BAR YAT

RICK SURGERY.

PEOPLE TEND TO LOSE WEIGHT.

CUT THE BELLY FAT DOWN TO

SIZE.

IT IS AN INVESTMENT THAT COULD

ADD YEARS TO YOUR LIFE.

I TRY TO EAT HEALTHY.

I WANT TO SEE THIS GREAT

GRANDCHILD GROW.

[LAUGHTER].

LORIE JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

FINALLY TONIGHT, PASTOR

YOUSEF NADARKHANI HAS WRITTEN A

THANK YOU LETTER TO ALL THAT

PRAYED.

IT BEGINS WITH SCRIPTURE.

NOT TO US, TO YOUR NAME BE LOYAL

PSALM 115:1.

I AM ESPECIALLY GRATEFUL FOR

GOODNESS AND DEVINE PROTECTION.

I HAVE BEEN PUT TO THE TEST.

I HAVE NEVER FELT LONELINESS AND

ALL THE ENERGY AND SUPPORT OF

THOSE THAT OBEYED THEIR

CONSCIENCE AND FOUGHT FOR THE

RIGHTS OF ALL HUMAN BEINGS.

THANKS TO THESE EFFORTS, I HAVE

THE ENORMOUS JOY TO BE BY MY

WIFE AND CHILDREN.

YOU CAN FIND THE COMPLETE LETTER

ON THE GLOBAL LANE AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

WHAT A PRIVILEGE IT HAS BEEN TO

REPORT.

I HOPE WE GET TO INTERVIEW

HIM SOON.

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