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CBN NewsWatch: December 21, 2012

On CBN Newswatch, Dec. 21: A day like any other? Mayan ‘Doomsday’ arrives, 'Mosquebuster' takes on Britain's Islamists, and more. Read Transcript


THANKS FOR JOINING US ON THE

CBN NEWS CHANNEL.

I AM CHARLENE ISRAEL.

AND I AM EFREM GRAHAM.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF THE WORLD

ENDED TODAY?

IT IS ALL BASED ON AN ANCIENT

MAYAN PROPHECY.

TODAY IS THE DAY THE MAYAN

CALENDAR ENDS ACCORDING TO A

5,000-YEAR-OLD PROPHESY.

SIX MILLION AMERICANS BELIEVE IT

TO BE TRUE.

SOME PEOPLE RESPOND WITH

UNCERTAINTY TO FEAR.

NOW YOU ADD THE MAYAN CALENDAR

THING, MAYBE MISINTERPRETED BY

MANY.

THIS FUELS THE FIRE FOR PEOPLE

ANXIOUS.

PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD ARE

REACTING TO THE PREDICTION

DIFFERENTLY.

IN MEXICO, THOUSANDS OF TOURISTS

ARE FLOCKING TO THE MAYAN RUINS.

IN FRANCE, THEY ARE IN BUKAROK.

A GIANT UFO IS SAID TO BE

WAITING AT A NEARBY MOUNTAIN

READY TO TAKE THOSE TO SAFETY.

SOME IN THE U.S. HAVE BEEN

PREPARING FOR THE APOCALYPSE.

I HAVE 100 POUNDS OF RICE, 50

POUNDS OF SUGAR AND FLOUR.

THREE WELLS ON MY PROPERTY.

NASA RELEASED A VIDEO TO

REASSURE PEOPLE.

IT WILL BE A DAY JUST LIKE

ANY OTHER.

A MAJORITY AREN'T TAKING IT

SERIOUSLY.

WORLD COME TO AN END?

NO.

BIBLE DON'T SAY WHAT TIME OR

DATE, WHOEVER CAME UP WITH THAT,

I HAVE NO IDEA.

CBN CHAPLAIN SAYS CHRISTIANS

CAN TAKE THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY

TO REACH OUT TO PEOPLE.

SCRIPTURE SAYS I AM WITH YOU

TO THE END OF THE AGE.

WE HAVE THE PROMISE OF THE

PRESENCE OF JESUS.

WE ARE SHOWING ANOTHER LIFE

STYLE.

WHEN ASKED HOW PEOPLE WOULD

SPEND THEIR LAST MOMENT,

MAJORITY SAID THEY WOULD SPEND

IT WITH FAMILY.

A DEADLY MONSTER STORM

DELIVERING A WHITE CHRISTMAS TO

MILLIONS.

MAJOR HIGHWAYS SHUT DOWN AND

KILLED AT LEAST FIVE PEOPLE AND

TRIGGERED A THOUSAND CAR

ACCIDENTS FROM NEBRASKA TO

WISCONSIN.

IN IOWA, A 25-CAR PILEUP ON I-35

AND KNOCKED OUT POWER TO 400,000

HOMES AND AN TORNADO.

ONE WEEK AGO TODAY A GUNMAN

OPENED FIRE AT SANDY HOOK

ELEMENTARY.

PLACES OF WORSHIP AND BUILDINGS

RANG THEIR BELLS 26 TIMES.

PRESIDENT OBAMA PRIVATELY

OBSERVED THE MOMENT OF SILENCE.

MEANWHILE A FIFTH DAY OF

FUNERALS TODAY.

HOUSE LEADERS GAVE UP ON

CONTROVERSIAL ALTERNATIVE TO

FISCAL CLIFF DEAL.

HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER CAME

UP WITH PLAN B TO PROTECT 99

PERCENT OF AMERICANS.

HE COULDN'T RALLY ENOUGH.

HE FACED OPPOSITION ON EVERY

SIDE.

WITH THE ODDS LOW FOR A DEAL

TO AVOID THE FISCAL CLIFF, HOUSE

SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER FELT HE HAD

TO MOVE AHEAD WITH PLAN B TO

STOP TAXES ON EVERYONE.

DEMOCRATS LIKE CHUCK SCHUMER

SAYS NO WAY.

IT IS A WRONG APPROACH.

DEAD ON ARRIVAL IN THE SENATE.

JOHN BOEHNER: MAYBE THEY

SHOULD TELL US WHAT THEY CAN DO.

THEY'LL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE

LARGEST TAX HIKE IN HISTORY.

TAX INCREASES DON'T SOLVE THE

PROBLEM.

EVERY SINGLE TAX INCREASE HAS

LED TO MORE SPENDING.

LIBERALS ARE WORRIED ABOUT

SPENDING CUTS AND PLAN B.

THOSE UNJUST CUTS WOULD LEAVE

MILLIONS STRUGGLING TO PAY

BILLS.

NEW

NUNS ON THE BUS.

THEY REALLY ARE THE LIFELINE

FOR PEOPLE WHO IN THIS ECONOMIC

TIME HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BY

UNEMPLOYMENT ALL SORTS OF

THINGS.

A FISCAL CLIFF DEAL CAN STILL

BE HAD ONLY IF TAX HIKES ARE

OUT.

PAUL RYAN, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

CANADA SUPREME COURT RULED A

MUSLIM WOMAN CAN WEAR A VEIL.

A WOMAN ASKED TO WEAR IT.

HER MUSLIM BELIEFS COMPEL HER TO

WEAR IT.

WOMAN'S ATTORNEY SAYS MANY WOMEN

WON'T COME FORWARD IF THEY CAN'T

WEAR IT IN COURT.

IN GREAT BRITAIN, SPREAD OF

MEGAMOSQUES HAS LONG BEEN

CONTROVERSIAL.

ERICK STAKELBECK SAT DOWN WITH

ONE MAN WHO WANTS TO REVERSE IT.

THEY CALL HIM THE MOSQUE BUSTER

REPORTER: MILLIONS MILLION

DOLLAR MOSQUE PROJECTS HAVE

LOCAL RESIDENTS UP IN ARMS

DESPITE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD LINKS

AND FOREIGN FUNDING FROM REGIMES

LIKE SAUDI ARABIA, THESE

PROJECTS CONTINUE FULL SPEED

AHEAD.

IN 2001, 1200 MOSQUE IN AMERICA.

TODAY THE NUMBER HAS DOUBLED TO

OVER 2000.

AN INCREASE OF 74% IN THE LAST

11 YEARS ALONE.

IN GREAT BRITAIN, HOWEVER THINGS

MAYBE TAKING A DIFFERENT TURN.

IT WILL NEVER BE CALLED A

MOSQUE.

A NEIGHBOR WILL CONTACT US

SAYING THERE HAS BEEN A

SUPPLICATION, WE ARE WORRIED.

THAT IS WHERE THIS LAWYER

SPRINGS INTO ACTION.

FOR BOBI IT MEANS WORKING WITH

BRITISH CITIZENS WHO OPPOSE

MOSQUE BUILDINGS.

WE HELP THEM TO USE

ESTABLISHED METHODS OF

CONSULTATION.

WE OBJECT BECAUSE OF PARKING AND

NOISE AND DISTURBANCE.

THE AFFECTS OF CONCENTRATION OF

PEOPLE.

IT WORKS SO WELL BOBI HAS

EARNED THE NICKNAME "MOSQUE

BUSTER."

THERE ARE 1500 MOSQUES UK.

IS THIS PART OF A LARGER

STRATEGY ON THE PART OF

ISLAMISTS IN THE UK.

THE MOSQUE IS FAR MORE THAN A

HOUSE OF WORSHIP.

EVERY MOSQUE IS INSTRUCTED TO BE

BASED UPON THE ORIGINAL MOSQUE

IN MEDINA IN THE 7TH CENTURY SET

UP HIS POLITICAL, RELIGIOUS

POLITICAL DOCTRINE.

CRITICS LABEL HIM A RACIST.

HE OPPOSES ISLAMIST IDEOLOGY AND

SURE SHARIA LAW.

I FEEL SORRY FOR MUSLIMS

BEING UNDER THIS BARBARIC BELIEF

SYSTEM.

IT IS THE BELIEF SYSTEM I OBJECT

TO.

HE SAYS ORGANIZES IN FIVE

DIFFERENT COUNTRIES HAVE

EXPRESSED TO WORKING WITH HIM.

IN GREAT BRITAIN, ISLAM IS THE

COUNTRY'S FASTEST GROWING

COUNTRY.

ERICK STAKELBECK, CBN NEWS,

LONDON.

DEATH TOLL OF TYPHOON BOPHA

HAS RISEN TO 1,000.

OPERATION BLESSING IS BRINGING

MUCH NEEDED COMFORT.

LUCILLE TALUSAN REPORTS FROM

MINDANAO

REPORTER: ON BOARD A

MILITARY TRUCK, TEAMS BRING

DISASTER RELIEF AND MEDICAL

ASSISTANCE TO VILLAGES THAT ARE

DIFFICULT TO REACH.

THIS TOWN LOOKS LIKE IT HAS

BEEN HIT BY A TSUNAMI.

THE PEOPLE ARE CALLING FOR ALL

THE HELP THEY CAN GET TO RECOVER

FROM THIS DISASTER.

THIS IS THE FIRST AREA, MOST

PEOPLE WERE GIVEN MEDICATION FOR

FEVER, DIARRHEA, COUGH AND COLD.

THIS WOMAN'S TWO-YEAR-OLD SON

WAS GIVEN MEDICINE FOR FEVER AND

COUGH.

HER HUSBAND STEPPED ON A NAIL

AND GIVEN ANTITETNIS SHOT.

THE COUPLE'S NINE-YEAR-OLD

DAUGHTER SWEPTED AWAY BY FLOOD

WATERS AND DROWN.

AT FIRST WE WERE HUDDLED

TOGETHER.

MY DAUGHTER WAS SWEPT AWAY.

HER LAST WORDS WERE PAPA, PAPA,

HELP ME.

MY HUSBAND WAS TRYING TO SAVE

ALL OF US.

THIS IS OUR SECOND LIFE.

I HAVE ACCEPTED THE DEATH OF MY

DAUGHTER BECAUSE I KNOW SHE IS

IN HEAVEN.

A NURSE DRESSED THE BURNS ON

HIS LEG.

I WAS CARRIED AWAY BY THE

STRONG WINDS AND LANDED ON THE

HOT EXHAUST PIPE.

I WAS AFRAID THE INFECTION ON MY

LEG WAS GETTING WORSE.

I DIDN'T HAVE MONEY TO GO TO THE

HOSPITAL.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, I FEEL

MUCH, MUCH BETTER.

DOTHINGS THEY NEED ARE NOT JUST

HOUSING, NOT JUST WATER OR

MEDICAL, BUT LIVELIHOOD.

HOW CAN THEY MOVE ON?

ASIDE FROM PHYSICAL HEALING,

HE HELPS THE VICTIMS HEAL

EMOTIONALLY BY GIVING THEM

COUNSELING.

THEY SHARE THE HOPE THAT CAN

ONLY BE FOUND IN CHRIST.

LUCILLE TALUSAN, CBN NEWS,

PHILIPPINES.

COMING UP, INSIDE THE MIND OF

SATAN'S CHIEF TEMPTOR AND THE

ACTOR WHO BRINGS HIM TO LIFE ON

STAGE.

IT IS A NEW TAKE ON A

CHRISTIAN CLASSIC "SCREW TAPE

LETTERS IS ONE OF C.S. WORKS.

THE FAMOUS LITERARY WORK

BROUGHT TO LIFE.

THE AGE OLD MESSAGE LEADS

VIEWERS TO THE LIGHT BY FIRST

INTRODUCING THEM TO DARKNESS.

HERE IS LEE WEB

REPORTER: MAX MACLAINES THEE

Y

YATRICAL JOINED THE SCENE IN

2006.

HIS MISSION TO RUIN LIVES AND

WIN HUMAN SOULS FOR THE DEVIL.

THE CHALLENGE FOR MACLAINE WAS

TAKING THIS BOOK OF 31 LETTERS

AND TRANSFORM IT INTO A STAGE

PRODUCTION THAT WOULD CAPTIVATE

A LIVE AUDIENCE.

MACLAINE NEW WITH A CHARACTER

LIKE SCREW TAPE HE HAD SOMETHING

SPECIAL.

CHARACTER SCREW TAPE IS

PROBABLY ONE OF THE GREAT

LITERARY CREATIONS OF THE 20TH

CENTURY.

GUIDE YOUR PERSON AWAY FROM

THAT.

THE ONLY OTHER PERSON ON

STAGE WITH SCREW TAPE IS HIS

ASSISTANT TOAD PIPE.

HE TEMPTS HIS HUMAN PATIENT.

THE STORY IS A PREDATOR,

PREY.

SATAN MASQUERADES OF AN ANGEL OF

LIGHT.

THERE IS SOMETHING APPEALING

ABOUT HIS OUTWARD CHARACTER.

SOMETHING GOES WRONG ALONG

THE WAY.

HIS PATIENT GOES FROM

INDIFFERENCE TO DEVOUT.

WHAT LEWIS IS TRYING TO SAY

THOSE CHOICES YOU MAKE ARE

INFLUENCED.

WHO ARE YOU GOING TO LISTEN TO?

LEWIS WAS FORCED TO DIG INTO

YOUR OWN PATTERNS.

THEY EXAM THEMSELVES IN THE SAME

WAY.

I WASN'T ANTICIPATING HOW

PEOPLE REACT TO THE END OF THE

STORY.

I DON'T WANT TO GIVE IT AWAY.

IT REALLY HAS THIS, THIS TRIUMPH

OF GOOD OVER EVIL THAT REALLY

GRABS PEOPLE IN A WAY THAT IS

ONE OF THE UNEXPECTED

CONSEQUENCES.

UP NEXT, WE'LL TAKE YOU TO

THE BIRTHPLACE OF CHRIST, VISIT

THE CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

THE CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY IS

ONE OF CHRISTIANITY'S OLDEST

HOLY SITES.

MANY BELIEVE IT IS WHERE CHRIST

WAS BORN.

CHRIS MITCHELL REPORTS.

IT IS ONE OF THE OLDEST

CHURCHES IN THE WORLD, THE

CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY.

THIS IS THE PLACE WHERE JESUS

CHRIST WAS BORN.

PROFESSOR SHAMALI TEACHES

HISTORY AT BETHLEHEM UNIVERSITY

AND AN EXPERT ON THE CHURCH OF

THE NATIVITY.

THE CHURCH WAS BUILT IN 326

WHEN EMPEROR CONSTANTINE

DECLARED CHRISTIANITY AS THE

OFFICIAL RELIGION OF THE ROMAN

EMPIRE.

INSIDE THE CHURCH, ORIGINAL

COLUMNS FROM THE 4TH CENTURY

STILL STAND.

THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE

SITE WHERE JESUS' WAS BORN

ALREADY TRADITIONALLY GOES BACK

TO THE MIDDLE OF THE FIRST

CENTURY A.D. AT LEAST.

IN THE FIRST CENTURY, HEYED

HADRIAN DESTROYED TOWN OF

BETHLEHEM.

HADRIAN BUILT A TEMPLE AND BUILT

TREES WHERE CHRISTIAN PILGRIMS

CAME TO HONOR THE PLACE WHERE

JESUS' WAS BORN.

INSTEAD OF DESTROYING THE

PLACE, PRESERVE THE PLACE.

EVEN AMONGST THOSE WHO ARE

STRANGERS TO THE FAITH IT IS

NOUN THAT INSIDE THAT GROTTO HE

WHO GLORIFIES CHRIST IS BORN.

YOU HAVE TO BEND DOWN IN

ORDER TO GET INSIDE THE CHURCH.

ORIGINALLY BUILT BY THE

CRUSADERS IN ORDER TO KEEP

MOUNTAIN HORSEMAN OUT OF THE

CHURCH.

1400 YEARS AFTER QUEEN HELENA

BUILT THE CHURCH, THE CENTRAL

PLACE LAYS INSIDE THE GROTTO.

MANY BELIEVE IT IS WHERE JESUS

IS BORN.

A STAR MARKS THE EXACT LOCATION.

MANY CROWD DOWN THE NARROW

STAIRS.

PILGRIMS TOUCH THE STAR AND

RECORD THE MOMENT THEY GOT TO

SEE THE BIRTHPLACE OF JESUS.

FOR MANY A PROFOUND, EMOTIONAL

AND SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE.

WHAT DID IT MEAN TO BE AT THE

BIRTHPLACE OF JESUS?

EVERYTHING MAKES SENSE AND NO

WORDS.

I MEAN, REALLY SURPRISED.

WHEN I OPEN MY BIBLE AND

READING, IT IS -- NOW I CAN

PICTURE THE PLACES.

IT IS UNBELIEVABLE.

IT IS A LIFE'S DREAM NEVER

EXPECTED TO BE HERE.

IT IS AWESOME.

FATHER PETER VASCO LEADS

PILGRIMS.

HE SAYS IT IS ESPECIALLY

MEANINGFUL DURING THE SEASON.

SO CLOSE TO CHRISTMAS AND

PRAY AT THE SPOT OF JESUS AND

BRING THAT PRAYER BACK INTO

THEIR OWN LIVES.

ANOTHER EVENT TOOK PLACE

AFTER JESUS WAS BORN.

THE PROFESSOR GAVE US A RARE

LOOK.

THIS IS THE TOMB OF THE

INNOCENT CHILDREN, HEROD KILLED

AROUND 6,000 CHILDREN IN ORDER

TO KILL JESUS CHRIST.

WE FOLLOWED THE PROFESSOR

DOWN BELOW THE CHURCH.

THESE ARE THE BONES OF SOME

OF THE CHILDRENS THAT WE BELIEVE

WERE KILLED BY HEROD.

ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT EVENT

TOOK PLACE OUTSIDE BETHLEHEM.

CAVES, MANY BELIEVE WERE HELD BY

THE SHEPHERDS ON THAT HOLY

NIGHT. SHEPHERDS WILL USE

THESE CAVES TO STORE THEIR SHEEP

AND FOOD.

AND ALSO LIVE WITH THEM.

THOSE SHEPHERDS WERE THE

FIRST WITNESSS TO THE

FULFILLMENT OF THE PROPHESY

GIVEN 700 YEARS BEFORE, ISAIAH

PROCLAIMED, THEREFORE THE LORD

HIMSELF WILL GIVE YOU A SIGN.

VIRGIN WILL GIVE BIRTH TO A

CHILD AND CALL HIM EMMANUEL.

TODAY IT IS STILL THE SAME.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

BETHLEHEM.

AMAZING TO SEE THE TOMBS.

JUST THINK, HEROD TRIED TO

KILL HIM.

HE IS THE REASON FOR THE

SEASON.

STAY WITH US.

FOR THE CHILDREN OF PRISONERS

IN PERU, UNFORGETTABLE DAY.

STAN JETER REPORTS ON A

CHRISTMAS PARTY HELD IN THE

DEPTHS OF A DANGEROUS PRISON.

EARLY IN THE MORNING, THESE

LADIES LINED UP FOR THE MONTHLY

VISIT WITH THEIR IMPRISONED

HUSBANDS.

ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS IN

SOUTH AMERICA.

THIS WAS FOR 2400 PEOPLE.

RIGHT NOW, MORE THAN 10,000.

PRISONERS KNOWN FOR VIOLENCE,

GANGS AND DRUG ADDICTION.

THIS WOMAN HAS COME TO HELP

PRISONERS AND FAMILIES.

SHE DIRECTS THE CBN MINISTRY IN

PERU AND SHE CAME BACK WITH

GIFTS OF HOT CHOCOLATE, SWEET

BREAD.

CBN HELPS OPERATION BLESSING.

FOR HOURS THE GYM FILLED UP

WITH SANTA'S HELPERS AND

CHILDREN AND HAPPINESS.

SOME CHILDREN HAD THEIR FACES

PAINTED, OTHERS DANCED WITH THE

CLOWNS.

FATHERS HUGGED AND PLAYED WITH

CHILDREN.

ANOTHER CBN PROGRAM INVITED

PARENTS AND CHILDREN TO MAKE

ROOM FOR THE CHILD IN THE

MANGER.

YOUR HEART IS THE MANGER.

IN THIS MANGER, JESUS CHRIST,

SON OF GOD WANTS TO BE BORN NOW.

OVER 360 CHILDREN RECEIVED

GIFTS.

STAN JETER, CBN NEWS.

I TELL YOU THE PICTURE OF

THAT LITTLE ONE PRAYING TO

RECEIVE CHRIST.

CBN AMAZING ME WHAT WE DO AROUND

THE WORLD.

SO BEAUTIFUL TO SEE CHILDREN

COME TO CHRIST.

THAT IS ALL FOR NOW ON THE

CBN NEWS CHANNEL.

YOU CAN FIND MORE AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

YOU CAN TELL US MORE AT

FACEBOOK OR CBN NEWS ON TWITTER.

HAVE A FABULOUS FRIDAY.

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