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The 700 Club - May 31, 2013

Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia talks about baseball and faith in the aftermath of April's bombing. Plus, Gordon Robertson continues the archaeological journey to uncover evidence of King David's reign in Jerusalem. Read Transcript


IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY.

EVERYBODY WAS IN GREAT

SPIRIT.

BACK TO BOSTON.

THE BOMB WENT OFF RIGHT

IN FRONT OF US.

PEOPLE ARE SCREAMING.

Gordon: SURVIVORS SHARE

THEIR STORIES.

I'M LOOKING JUST ACROSS

THE STREET AT A GUY, SITTING

IN HIS CHAIR, WITH HIS LEGS

BLOWN OFF.

Gordon: ABOUT THE RACE

FOR THEIR LIVES.

GOD, HOW AM I GOING TO

GET TO THE POINT WHERE I CAN

FORGIVE?

*

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

IT HAS BEEN A VERY DIFFICULT

WEEK, AND IN MUCH OF THE

MIDWEST, MUCH OF THE PEOPLE

HAVE BEEN WATCHING THE SKIES

FOR POSSIBLE TORNADOES.

Terry: THREE MORE

TORNADOES TOUCHED DOWN IN

OKLAHOMA ON THURSDAY, AND

PEOPLE IN MOORE, OKLAHOMA,

ARE STILL RECOVERING FROM

THAT MASSIVE TORNADO THAT

HIT LAST WEEK.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: TORNADO

SEASON GOT OFF TO A LATE

START THIS YEAR, BUT IT

SEEMS TO BE MAKING UP FOR

LOST TIME.

WITH MORE THAN A THOUSAND

REPORTS OF SEVERE WEATHER

OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS.

OVERNIGHT, REPORTS OF

SEVERAL TORNADOES ACROSS THE

MIDWEST.

A STORM-CHASER CAUGHT THIS

DRAMATIC VIDEO OF THE

TORNADO THAT TOUCHED DOWN IN

YORK, NEBRASKA.

AND THIS VIDEO SHOWS ROOFS

TORN OFF BUILDINGS FROM THE

TORNADO THAT HIT THE TULSA,

OKLAHOMA AREA.

THESE BLACK STORM CLOUDS

HAVE RESIDENTS IN THOSE

AREAS CONTINUING TO BRACE

FOR THE WORST.

FORECASTERS SAY THE CITIES

IN MOST DANGER OF SEEING

TORNADOES TODAY ARE KANSAS

CITY, TULSA, AND OKLAHOMA

CITY.

RESIDENTS OF MOORE,

OKLAHOMA, ARE WORKING TO

CLEAN UP THE DAMAGE FROM THE

EF5 TWISTER THAT HIT THEM

LAST WEEK, AND THEY'RE ALSO

KEEPING THEIR EYES ON THE

SKY, FEARFUL OF ANOTHER

DEVASTATING STORM.

ARE YOU REPLAYING IN YOUR

HEAD WHAT HAPPENED THAT

DAY?

OVER AND OVER AGAIN, IT IS

NOT GOING AWAY.

Reporter: COUNSELLING

SERVICES ARE BEING OFFERED

FOR FREE IN MOORE AND OTHER

SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES HIT

BY RECENT TORNADOES.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS IS

ALSO ON THE GROUND IN MOORE,

HOPING RESIDENTS COPE AND

PICK UP THE PIECES.

AFTER TWO DAYS, YOU'RE

EMOTIONS REALLY START TO

DROP.

AND THERE ARE PEOPLE, LIKE

"OPERATION BLESSING" AND

HOME DEPOT, WHERE I WORK,

AND DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS,

CHURCHES, THAT ARE HERE TO

HELP US.

THAT LIFTS OUR SPIRITS SO

MUCH.

IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE BE

MONEY.

IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE

ANYTHING BUT JUST A HUG.

AND IT LIFTS YOUR SPIRITS,

YOUR EMOTIONS.

AND FOR THAT, I'M FOREVER

GRATEFUL.

Reporter: VOLUNTEERS

ARE HANDING OUT HOME DEPOT

GIFT CARDS AND WORKING WITH

RESIDENTS TO CLEAR DEBRIS.

THEY'RE ALSO PROVIDING THOSE

ALL-IMPORTANT HUGS AND

SPIRITUAL SUPPORT THROUGH

PRAYER.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: WHEN DISASTERS

STRIKE, WE WANT TO STRIKE

BACK WITH HANDS OF LOVE AND

COMPASSION.

AND IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART

OF IT, YOU CAN GIVE DIRECTLY

TO THE "OPERATION BLESSING"

DISASTER RELIEF FUND.

ALL HAVE YOU TO DO IS CALL

US.

1-800-759-0700.

AND SAY, I WANT TO HELP THE

PEOPLE IN OKLAHOMA.

WE'VE BEEN ON THE GROUND IN

MOORE, OKLAHOMA, SINCE DAY

ONE, THE DAY AFTER THOSE

HORRIBLE TORNADOES HIT.

AND WE'RE HELPING PEOPLE

REBUILD THEIR HOMES AND

REBUILD THEIR LIVES.

AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF IT

BY GIVING.

CALL US, 1-800-759-0700.

WELL, SOME LEADERS ARE

WARNING OF GROWING THREATS

TO RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN

AMERICA.

LEE WEBB HAS MORE ON THAT

STORY FROM THE CBN NEWS

ROOM.

Lee: ONE OF THOSE

LEADERS WARNS THAT TO

SILENCE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IS

TO SILENCE THE MORAL

CONSCIENCE OF AMERICA.

REVEREND SAMUEL RODRIGUEZ

SPOKE AT THURSDAY'S ANNUAL

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM CONFERENCE

IN WASHINGTON.

HE IS PRESIDENT OF THE

HISPANIC EVANGELICAL

ASSOCIATION.

BUT THURSDAY HE CALLED THE

PEOPLE OF ALL FAITHS TO COME

TOGETHER TO BUILD A FIREWALL

AGAINST WHAT HE TERMS

UNPRECEDENTED ESTABLISHMENTS

BPRECEDENTED ATTEMPTS BY

THE GOVERNMENT TO VIOLATE

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

HE SAYS THE GOVERNMENT

MANDATE TO PROVIDE MANDATE

TO PROVIDE BIRTH CONTROL IS

AN EXAMPLE OF THE DANGEROUS

PATH THE GOVERNMENT IS

FOLLOWING.

I NEVER WOULD BELIEVE IN

MY GENERATION I WOULD SEE

THIS TAKING PLACE.

SO SILENCE IS NOT AN

OPTION.

TODAY'S COMPLACENCY WILL

LEAD TO TOMORROW'S CAPTIVITY.

Lee: RODRIGUEZ SAYS

UNCLE SAM NEEDS TO BE

REMINDED HE MAY BE OUR

EARTHLY UNCLE, BUT HE IS

NOT, AND NEVER WILL BE, OUR

HEAVENLY FATHER.

ONE STATE REPRESENTATIVE

FROM OKLAHOMA SAYS BASHING

RELIGION IS NOW SOCIALLY

ACCEPTABLE AND EAPPLAUDED.

DEMOCRAT REBECCA HAMILTON

SAYS BELIEVERS HAVE BECOME

TARGETS OF HARSH CRITICISM,

AND SHE WORRIES IT COULD

LEAD TO VIOLENT

PERSECUTION.

THE BOY SCOUTS' DECISION TO

ALLOW GAY MEMBERS HAVE

CAUSED SOME CHURCHES TO CUT

THEIR TIES WITH SOME OF THE

GROUPS.

HEATHER CELLS HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: DISENCHANTED

SCOUT LEADERS AND OTHERS

WILL MEET NEXT MONTH TO FORM

A NEW ORGANIZATION FOR

BOYS.

THE ALTERNATIVE TO SCOUTING

OPERATES UNDER THIS WEBSITE

RIGHT NOW, BUT COULD HAVE

ANY NAME.

ORGANIZERS SAY THE PROGRAM

WILL BE CHRIST-CENTERED, NOT

DENOMINATIONAL, AND PROVIDE

A SAFE HAVEN FOR THOSE WHO

WANT TO LEAVE THE SCOUTS.

WE KNOW THOUSANDS OF

CHURCHES AROUND THE COUNTRY

ARE CONSIDERING THIS RIGHT

NOW AS WE SPEAK.

Reporter: THEY ARE

CONSIDERED KEY TO ITS

FUTURE.

SO FAR IT IS NOT CLEAR JUST

HOW MANY WILL LEAVE.

THE LARGEST FAITH-BASED

SPONSORER, THE CHURCH OF

JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY

SAINTS SAYS IT WILL STAY.

ANOTHER LARGE SPONSOR, THE

CATHOLIC CHURCH, IS

RESERVING JUDGMENT FOR NOW.

BUT THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST

CONVENTION IS IS EXPECTED TO

RECOMMEND NEXT MONTH THAT

ITS 47,000 CHURCHES PULL

OUT.

IN THE MEANTIME, THEY'RE

BEGINNING TO SLIP AWAY ONE

BY ONE.

IN ALABAMA, FIRST BAPTIST

PASTOR GREG WALKER SAYS

TROOP NUMBER TWO WILL NO

LONGER MEET AT HIS CHURCH.

TO BE A MEMBER OR AN

ORGANIZATION ARE MINISTRY OF

THE CHURCH, YOU HAVE TO

ALIGN WITH WHAT THE BIBLE

ACTUALLY ALIGNS WITH.

Reporter: SOME EAGLE

SCOUTS, LIKE BILL BRIGHT,

ARE ALSO TAKING A STAND,

RETURNING THEIR BADGES IN

PROTEST OVER THE NEW

POLICY.

I DON'T SEE THAT FITTING

INTO THE EXAMPLE THAT I KNEW

AND LOVED AS A BOY SCOUT AT

ALL.

Reporter: BRIGHT, LIKE

MANY OTHERS, BELIEVES THE

NEW POLICY WILL HARM BOYS IN

GENERATIONS TO COME.

HEATHER CELLS, CBN NEWS.

Lee: THAT'S A STORY

WE'LL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW.

IN OTHER NEWS, UNEMPLOYMENT

HAS HIT ANOTHER HIGH IN THE

UN EUROZONE.

MORE THAN 19.5 MILLION

PEOPLE ARE OUT OF WORK.

AND UNEMPLOYMENT IS EVEN

HIRE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE.

THE NUMBERS SHOW HOW BAD

EUROPE'S ECONOMIC CRISIS IS

AND HOW DIFFICULT IT WILL BE

TO TURN IT AROUND.

WELL, YOU'VE HEARD THE

EXPRESSION, "THE THIRD TIME

IS THE CHARM."

IT APPLIED AT THE 86th

ANNUAL NATIONAL SPELLING

BEE.

KNAIDEL?

MAY I HAVE THE

DEFINITION.

GERMANY DERIVED YITTISH.

Lee: THAT IS

13-YEAR-OLD ARVIND

MAHANKALI.

IF HE COULD SPELL THAT WORD,

HE WOULD FINALLY TAKE HOME

THE TROPHY.

K-N-A-I-D-E-L.

KNAIDEL.

[APPLAUSE]

Lee: HE DID IT, AND

ALONG WITH THE PRO TROPHY,

HE TOOK HOME $30,000.

GOOD FOR HIM.

HERE IS A LOOK AT SOME OF

THE WORDS THE CONTESTANTS

HAD TO SPELL.

I'M NOT SURE I COULD

PRONOUNCE THEM CORRECTLY.

SINO FISHANT.

AND THAT'S BLUE GREEN

ALLERGY.

AND OLIANCRONOM, AND THAT'S

THE CI CLINICAL TERM FOR

FUNNY BONE.

NOT FUNNY IF YOU'RE TRYING

TO SPELL THEM.

Gordon: I THANK HEAVEN

FOR SPELL CHECK.

A SHOUT OUT FOR THEIR

FAMILY.

THERE WAS A GREAT SOUND OF

REJOICING THAT HE COULD

ACTUALLY SPELL A YITTISH

WORLD.

WHAT AN AMAZING WORLD WE

LIVE IN.

SOME OF HIS FAMILY IS FROM

INDIA, AND HE GROWS UP HERE

IN AMERICA.

AND IT TOOK HIM THREE TIMES

AND HE FINALLY WON THE

SPELLING BEE.

NOW I HEAR HE IS DONE WITH

SPELLING AND HE IS IS MOVING

ON TO PHYSICS.

Terry: TO PHYSICS,

WOW!

NOT SURPRISING.

I'M NOT SURE WHERE YOU WOULD

USE ANY OF THOSE WORDS YOU

CAME UP WITH, LEE, BUT

WHATEVER.

KNAIDEL.

COMING UP, WE HAVE A RADICAL

RESPONSE TO THE MUSLIMS IN

THE AFTERMATH OF THE

BOROWSKTHE BOSTON MARATHON

BOMBINGS.

HEAR HOW CHRISTIANS ARE

BEING TOLD TO ACT.

THAT'S NEXT.

Gordon: FOR MOST

AMERICANS, ISLAM REMAINS

SOMEWHAT OF A MYSTERY AND

IT'S A RELIGION THEY DON'T

KNOW MUCH ABOUT.

WELL, THERE IS A NEW D.V.D.

SERIES THAT TEACHES PEOPLE

ABOUT ISLAM, AND IT IS BEING

DONE WITH THE HELP OF FORMER

MUSLIMS.

GARY LANE HAS THAT STORY.

Reporter: MOST MUSLIM

IMMIGRANTS COME TO NORTH

AMERICA FOR EDUCATIONAL AND

ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES.

OTHERS COME TO ESCAPE

OPPRESSION.

ON A RARE OCCASION, SOME,

LIKE THE TSARNAEV BROTHERS,

HARM THE NATION THAT HAS

WELCOMED THEM.

HTHIS MAN IS A MAN FROM

SUDAN.

SUDDENLY WHEN THEY COME

HERE, THEY CHANGE.

THEY BECAME FANATIC.

Reporter: HOW SHOULD WE

RESPOND BEYOND PRAYING FOR

OU NATION?

A NEW D.V.D., CALLED "TRUTH

UNLOCKED," PROVIDE SPIRITUAL

AND EDUCATIONAL RESPONSES.

I THINK IT IS GOING TO

HELP OUR NATIONS, OUR

COUNTRIES, TO BE

WELL-EQUIPPED TO DEAL WITH

TERRORISM AND TO ALSO DEAL

WITH THE PEOPLE HERE THAT WE

NEED TO TAKE CARE OF.

THE MUSLIM PEOPLE THAT GOD

BROUGHT HERE FOR US TO GIVE

THEM THE GOSPEL RIGHT HERE.

Reporter: THE "TRUTH

UNLOCKED" D.V.D. SERIES

PROVIDES AN UNDERSTANDING OF

ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.

KEN IS CO-FOUNDER OF "TRUTH

UNLOCKED."

IT CAME FROM OUR KIDS

INTERACTING WITH OTHER

MUSLIM KIDS IN OUR SCHOOL.

I FELT VERY ILL-EQUIPPED

AGAINST PEOPLE WHO HAVE

MOVED IN TO OUR

NEIGHBORHOOD.

Reporter: SHE IS A

FORMER MUSLIM WHO SAYS

WESTERNERS SHOULD UNDERSTAND

ISLAMIC CULTURE BEFORE

ESTABLISHING A RELATIONSHIP

WITH A MUSLIM.

A MAN AND HIS WIFE ARE

WELCOMING A COUPLE INTO

THEIR HOME, AND THE MAN OF

THE HOUSE WOULD EXTEND A

HAND TO SHAKE THE HAND OF

THE WIFE.

INSTANTLY SHE IS OFFENDED

BECAUSE SHE IS VEILED AND

SHE IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE

SHAKING A MAN'S HAND.

RIGHT THERE HE BROKE A

RULE.

SO IT TAKES A WHILE FOR US

TO CORRECT THESE THINGS.

Reporter: TERROR

ATTACKS, LIKE THE BOSTON

MARATHON BOMBINGS, MAY CAUSE

PEOPLE TO SHY AWAY FROM

PURSUING A RELATIONSHIP WITH

MUSLIMS.

SHE SAYS CHRISTIANS

SHOULDN'T FEAR SHARING THEIR

FAITH BECAUSE MUSLIMS HUNGER

FOR A CLOSENESS TO GOD.

WHEN A CHRISTIAN COMES

AND PRESENTS TO ME THE GOD

THAT HE WORSHIPS AND LIVES

WITH, THAT IS AN EYE-OPENER,

AND A HEART-OPENER TO MANY

OF US.

AND WE SEE TODAY WHEN

MUSLIMS ARE OFFERED THE

FREEDOM TO CHOOSE CHRIST,

THEY DO, BIT MILLIONS.

Reporter: AND

CHRISTIANS DON'T HAVE TO

READ THE QURAN BEFORE

WITNESSING TO MUSLIMS.

I THINK IT IS A LOT MORE

IMPORTANT FOR THEM TO

UNDERSTAND WHAT THE GOSPEL

SAYS, HOW TO RELATE THE

GOSPEL TO THE MUSLIMS.

Reporter: SHE SAYS

CHRISTIANS SHOULD TELL THE

TRUTH.

ASK HIM ABOUT WHAT IS

THAT GOD -- WHO IS THAT GOD

YOUR WORSHIPPING, AND TELL

THEM THE TRUTH.

WE DON'T WORSHIP THE SAME

GOD, AND LET ME TELL YOU

WHY.

Reporter: A FOLLOWUP

D.V.D. CALLED "FAR FROM

HOME, A DIFFERENT WEST,"

WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE

NEAR FUTURE.

MOST EVANGELISM TOOLS ARE

CREATED AND PRESENTED BY

WESTERN CHRISTIANS.

THIS ONE IS DONE BY FORMER

MUSLIMS WHO NOW FOLLOW

JESUS.

THE CHRISTIANS EXPLAIN IT

IN THE CHRISTIAN MINDSET,

BUT NOW YOU HAVE KIND OF A

CONVERT, A BELIEVER IN

CHRIST, FROM THE SAME

BACKGROUND, WHO UNDERSTANDS

EXACTLY WHAT THEY'RE GOING

THROUGH BECAUSE WE WENT

THROUGH IT.

Reporter: ONE THAT

ADDRESSES MUSLIM

MISCONCEPTIONS AND QUESTIONS

ABOUT CHRISTIANITY.

IT'S MY NEIGHBOR.

IT'S MY CO-WORKER.

IT'S MY CHILD'S SCHOOL

MATE.

THEY ARE INDIVIDUALS WHO

NEED CHRIST AS MUCH AS

ANYBODY ELSE, AS MUCH AS I

NEEDED CRIEFTD.

CHRIST.

Reporter: A REVELATION,

REPLACING ACTS LIKE THIS

WITH MORE OF THIS.

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: YOU'VE GOT TO

REMEMBER WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS

ABOUT CONVERSION.

IT SAYS THE GOODNESS OF GOD

LEADS TO REPENTANCE.

AND THE MORE PEOPLE CAN SEE

THE GOODNESS OF GOD IN US,

THE ACCEPTANCE, THE LOVE,

THE OPEN ARMS, THE MORE

THEY'RE GOING TO TURN.

WE NEED TO BE MORE LIKE

JESUS WITH MUSLIMS.

WE NEED TO REFLECT HIM, AND

JUST AS HE DID WITH

UNBELIEVERS, REACH OUT WITH

LOVE BECAUSE LOVE NEVER

FAILS.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, COMING UP

NEXT, THEY RAN THE

MARATHON.

NOW THEY HAVE TO FINISH THE

RACE.

YOU'VE GOT THE SMELL OF

THE GUN POWDER.

YOU'VE GOT BLOOD

EVERYWHERE.

YOU'VE GOT PEOPLE SCREAMING

HISTORICALLY.

AND I'M LOOKING AT THIS, AND

I'M THINKING, GOD, HOW AM I

GOING TO GET TO THE POINT

WHERE I CAN FORGIVE?

Terry: HOW THEY FOUND

THAT STRENGTH.

THAT'S NEXT.

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Terry: EVERY YEAR, ON

THE THIRD MONDAY IN APRIL,

MASSACHUSETTS CELEBRATES

PATRIOTS DAY.

IT COMME COMMEMORATES THE

BATTLES OF LEXINGTON AND

CONCORDE.

THIS PATRIOTS' DAY, SHORTLY

BEFORE 3 P.M., NEAR THE

FINISH LINE OF THE BOSTON

MARATHON, A DIFFERENT KIND

OF BATTLE WAS UNDER WAY.

Reporter: WHEN BOSTON'S

MARATHON BEGAN, RUNNERS WERE

ON THEIR MARK, BUT THEY

WOULD SOON CHASE A GREAT

DISTANCE THAT WOULD FEEL AS

DEEP AS IT RAN LONG.

WELL, THE DAY STARTED

WITH A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF

ANTICIPATION AND

EXCITEMENT.

YOU'VE BEEN TRAINING FOR SIX

MONTHS, SIX DAYS A WEEK.

I WENT OUT TO THE SITE

AND STARTED RUNNING THE

RACE.

IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY.

IT WAS A GORGEOUS DAY.

AND EVERYBODY WAS IN GREAT

SPIRITS.

Reporter: DOWN THE

ROAD, FENWAY PARK WAS

PACKED.

CATCHER JARED HIT A HOMERUN,

AND HIS RED SOX RALLIED FOR

A WIN.

WE JUST FINISHED THE

GAME, AND WE WERE IN THE

CLUBHOUSE, GOT ON THE BUS,

AND ONE OF THE GUYS JUST

SAID, HEY, THERE WAS A BOMB

AT THE FINISH LINE OF THE

MARATHON, AND THEN THERE WAS

ANOTHER ONE.

Reporter: ROB DAVIS

JUST FINISHED THE 26-MILE

RACE.

HE WAS EXHAUSTED.

HE TOWELLED OFF AND WAITED,

AND WENT TO CHEER ON A

FRIEND TO THE FINISH LINE.

HE WAS CAUGHT 20 FEET FROM

THE SECOND EXPLOSION.

THE BOMB WENT OFF RIGHT

IN FRONT OF US.

PEOPLE ARE SCREAMING.

WE'VE GONE FROM A BEAUTIFUL

DAY IN BOSTON TO A WAR ZONE

INSTANTANEOUSLY.

AND I'M LOOKING JUST ACROSS

THTHE STREET AT A GUY

SITTING IN HIS CHAIR WITH

HIS LEGS BLOWN OFF.

I LOOKED DOWN AT MY FEET,

AND THE BONES OF HIS LEGS

ARE AT MY FEET.

AT THE SAME TIME, THERE IS A

GIRL THAT IS ON FIRE, AND

SHE IS RUNNING TOWARDS ME,

AND A POLICE OFFICER GRABS

HER AND STARTS PATTING DOWN

HER HAIR.

THIS GIRL IS SHELL-SHOCKED,

FREEZING, NAKED, ON

BOYLESTON STREET.

AHH!

I START SHAKING.

I'M SHAKING AGAIN.

YOU JUST GO BACK INTO THIS

AND YOU'VE GOT THE SMELL OF

THE GUN POWDER.

YOU'VE GOT BLOOD

EVERYWHERE.

YOU'VE GOT PEOPLE SCREAMING

HISTORICALLY.

AND I'M LOOKING AT THIS, AND

I'M THINKING, GOD, HOW AM I

GOING TO GET TO THE POINT

WHERE I CAN FORGIVE?

Reporter: IT'S A

QUESTION THAT STILL

LINGERS.

CHALLENGING MANY.

INCLUDING SOME OF THOSE WHO

VISIT THE RECENTLY RESTORED

SIDEWALK ALONG THE BOYLESTON

BOMBING SITE.

THE THEME MARATHON OF

DETERMINATION AND

ACHIEVEMENT QUICKLY CHANGED,

CATCHING ALL OF US

FLAT-FOOTED.

IT MOVED TO A MUCH DIFFERENT

RACE.

ONE WITH HURTLES, HURTLES OF

FEAR AND FORGIVENESS.

I CAN'T, AT ALL, FORGIVE

THE TWO OF THEM, OR ANYONE

ELSE WHO WAS INVOLVED.

I DON'T THINK ANY MOTIVE OR

ANY REASONING BEHIND ANY

ACTION THAT THEY HAD PLANNED

IS EVER FORGIVABLE.

THESE GUYS HAD DELIBERATE

INTENTIONS TO MALICIOUSLY

HURT PEOPLE.

YOU KNOW, I THINK EVERYBODY

CAN FORGIVE THINGS THAT

HAPPEN, BUT SOMETHING LIKE

THAT, I PERSONALLY DON'T

FEEL THERE IS ANY ROOM FOR

FORGIVENESS THERE.

YEAH, I WANT TO GET

ANGRY.

YEAH, I WANT TO DO SOME

HURTFUL THINGS, BUT WHY?

YOU KNOW?

MY ULTIMATE GOAL IN LIFE IS

IS FOR HIM, AND IT IS NOT

HIS WAY.

HE WANTS ME TO FORGIVE, SO

I'M GOING TO FORGIVE BECAUSE

I WILL LAY MY LIFE DOWN FOR

HIM.

Reporter: SANJA WAS

FIVE MILES FROM THE BLAST,

AT THE BOTTOM OF HEART

ATTACK HILL.

THAT'S AS FAR AS HE GOT.

POLICE STOPPED HIM.

AS A PASTOR AND COUNSELLOR,

HE IS ENCOURAGING THOSE WHO

CAN'T SEE PAST INJUSTICE,.

WHAT I SHARE WITH PEOPLE

IS THAT IS A BAD PLACE TO

REMAIN.

RESENTMENT AND BITTERNESS

BECOMES A PLACE WE LIKE TO

STAY.

AND WE CANNOT ESCAPE AND WE

CANNOT GET BEYOND.

Reporter: AMERICA'S

MOST BELOVED BALLPARK BECAME

A SANCTUARY OF SUPPORT AND

STRENGTH.

AS THE RED SOX HELPED BRAND

THE CALL FOR BOSTON TO BE

STRONG.

JARED'S LAST NAME PROVIDES

HIM WITH A REMINDER.

LAMAKIA, IT MEANS TO JUMP

OVER A SPIGGOT.

AND WE'RE ALL JUMPING OVER

SOMETHING.

WE ALL COME TO A GAP IN OUR

LIVES THAT WE NEED TO GET

OVER.

FOR ME, THAT'S BEEN A BIG

THING.

I DON'T WANT TO CUT MY

CHRISTIANITY SHORT OR CUT MY

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD SHORT

OR CUT CORNERS.

I WANT TO BE ALL IN, ALL IN

FOR HIM.

AND THEN I WOULDN'T EVER

HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THAT GAP

IN THE ROAD.

I'LL ALWAYS HAVE HIM TO HELP

ME GET OVER IT.

THIS IS WHERE I BELIEVE

OUR FAITH IS SO ESSENTIAL.

WHEN WE LOOK AT JESUS, THERE

HAS NOBODY BEEN WRONGED IN

THE SAY WAIM, AND YET HE

LOOKS DOWN AT THE PEOPLE WHO

HURT HIM, AND HE WAS ABLE TO

LET GO.

HIS EXAMPLE HELPS GUIDE US

THROUGH THE MINE FIELD OF

EMOTIONS WE GO THROUGH.

Reporter: ROB LIVES IN

HOPKINTON, NOT FAR FROM THE

MARATHON STARTING LINE.

HE IS A FIXTURE IN THE

COMMUNITY AS A RUNNER AND

PASTOR.

HE IS HELPING OTHERS PROCESS

THROUGH THEIR GRIEV GRIEF

AND ANGER, WHILE TESTING THE

METTLE OF HIS OWN FAITH.

GOD IS IS TELL US WE HAVE

TO FORGIVE.

IT IS REALLY FOR OUR OWN

BENEFIT.

AS I WAS ABLE TO SAY, LOOK,

I CAN FORGIVE THIS PERSON,

IT'S LIKE A WEIGHT COMES OFF

MY SHOULDERS.

THERE IS FREEDOM THAT I

GET.

WE HAVE ACCESS TO

RESURRECTION POWER IN THE

MIDST OF A DAILY EVENT.

YOU NEED TO LOVE YOUR

ENEMY.

WE HAVE TO WRESTLE WITH WHAT

CHRIST IS TELLING US HE

WANTS US TO DO.

IT IS NOT AN OPTIONAL

THING.

AND A CHALLENGE TO SAY CAN I

REALLY WANT THIS?

CAN I DO WHAT JESUS DID?

WHEN HE WAS ON THE CROSS, HE

SAYS SOMETHING WHICH IS SO

BIZARRE.

"FATHER, FORGIVE THEM, THEY

DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY'VE

DONE."

Reporter: HAS YOUR

CHRISTIANITY BEEN TESTED?

WITHOUT A DOUBT.

100%.

THERE IS SO MUCH EMOTIONS

BUILT UP THROUGH THIS WHOLE

ORDEAL.

JUST THINK ABOUT MORE THAN

JUST YOURSELF.

STOP BEING SELFISH FOR THAT

MOMENT AND WHAT IT TRULY

MEANS TO BE B BE A

CHRISTIAN.

AND THAT'S WHAT EVERYBODY

SEES.

WHEN EVIL COMES OUT, THE

POWER IN OUR LIVES COMES BY

BEING ABLE TO REPAY THAT

EVIL AND REALLY UNDO THAT

EVIL WITH BLESSING, WITH

COURAGE.

AND THAT'S WHERE I THINK WE

CAN OVERCOME THE FEAR.

AND THAT'S WHERE, I BELIEVE,

WE CAN OVERCOME BITTERNESS.

HOW DO YOU PROCESS

RELEASING FORGIVENESS?

GOING TO THESE HOSPITALS,

AND SEEING -- I TALKED TO A

GENTLEMAN WHO WAS THERE WITH

HIS 4-YEAR-OLD SON, AND

THAT'S WHEN THE SECOND BOMB

WENT OFF, AND THAT'S WHEN HE

REALIZED THAT HIS LEG HAD,

YOU KNOW, BEEN BLOWN OFF

BASICALLY.

AND THE FIRST THING HE DID

WAS GRAB HIS SON AND JUST

PROTECT HIM.

AND THEN HE CALLED AN

OFFICER OVER AND TOLD THE

OFFICER, JUST TAKE MY SON

AND PROTECT HIM.

KEEP HIM SAFE.

PUT HIM WHEREVER YOU'VE GOT

TO PUT HIM.

AND YOU KNOW WHAT, I LOOK AT

THAT AND I SAY, THAT'S WHAT@%@-

JESUS DOES TO US.

HE TAKES US AND PROTECTS

US.

ARE WE PEOPLE OF FAITH OR

NOT?

IS GOD WHO GOD SAYS HE IS?

WILL GOD DO WHAT GOD PROMISE

TO DO?

AND TO SAY WE DON'T CONTROL

THE UNIVERSE, WE DON'T

CONTROL THESE THINGS, BUT

JESUS CAN.

IT IS GOD WHO WILL PROTECT

US, IF WE WILL ALLOW THEM

AND DEPEND ON THEM.

THAT'S FAITH.

Terry: WELL, WE HAVE TO

JUMP OVER THE HEDGE.

HE GETS US THERE.

WHAT AN INCREDIBLE STORY OF

LOOKING AT TWO PICTURES,

SOME WHO REALLY STRUGGLED

WITH FORGIVENESS, AND SOME

WHO UNDERSTOOD THE CONCEPT.

Gordon: AND EVEN WHEN

YOU DO UNDERSTAND THE

CONCEPT, ANYONE OUT THERE

WHO IS SAYING HOW CAN WE

PLOT REVENGE, HOW CAN WE GET

BACK?

AND YOU GET THAT TIGHTNESS

IN YOUR CHEST.

THAT'S THE PRISON.

AND THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE

TALKING ABOUT.

PLOTTING REVENGE, HAD

HARBORING BITTERNESS, ANGER,

IT'S LIKE TRYING TO TAKE

POISON, HOPING YOU'RE GOING

TO KILL THE OTHER PERSON.

IT DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY.

AND JESUS SHOWS US THE WAY.

IT'S DIFFICULT.

AND HE EVEN SAYS, "THIS DOOR

IS NARROW."

THIS GATE IS IS NARROW.

BUT JUST IMAGINE JESUS.

HERE HE IS, HE IS BETRAYED,

AND ALL OF HIS FRIENDS HAVE

LEFT HIM, PEOPLE TELL LIES

ABOUT HIM.

HE IS FALSELY ACCUSED.

HE IS FALSELY JUDGED.

AND THEN HE IS IS DELIVERED

OVER TO ROMAN SOLDIERS WHO

BEAT HIM, WHO MOCK HIM, WHO

SPIT ON HIM.

WHO SCURGE HIM.

AND THEN NAIL HIM TO A

CROSS.

AND AS HE IS HANGING, AND AS

HE IS DYING, HE SAYS,

"FATHER, FORGIVE THEM FOR

THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY

DO."

THAT, TO ME, IS AMAZING.

BUT IT SHOWS US THE WAY

THROUGH.

THAT EVEN WHEN WE ARE

RIGHTEOUS, EVEN WHEN WE'RE

JUST IN OUR ANGER, EVEN WHEN

IT'S -- WHEN IT'S OKAY TO

PLOT REVENGE, HE IS SHOWING

US, NO, THERE IS A BETTER

WAY.

AND THAT WAY IS

FORGIVENESS.

AND THEN HE CHALLENGES US

EVEN MORE.

IT IS MORE THAN JUST

FORGIVENESS.

HE SAYS LOVE YOUR ENEMIES.

DO GOOD TO THOSE THAT

PERSECUTE YOU.

WE'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN A WAR

ON TERRORISM FOR A LONG

TIME.

AND OUR CURRENT WARS,

PHYSICAL WARS, DON'T SEEM TO

BE WORKING ALL THAT WELL.

HOW ABOUT A SPIRITUAL

BATTLE, WHERE OUR WEAPONS

ARE NOT OF THIS WORLD AND

THEY'RE NOT CARNAL.

HOW ABOUT A SPIRITUAL

BATTLE, WHERE WE SAY, LET'S

REACH OUT.

LET'S DO GOOD TO THOSE WHO

PERSECUTE US.

LET'S LOVE OUR ENEMIES.

I THINK IF WE RESOLVE TO DO

THAT, WE CAN HAVE THE

VICTORY.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, STILL

AHEAD, WE'LL TAKE A WALK

THROUGH THE CITY OF DAVID.

MEET THE WOMAN WHO HAS

UNEARTHED THE KING'S PALACE,

AND FIND OUT WHAT SHE IS IS

LOOKING FOR NEXT.

WELCOME BACK TO "THE 700

CLUB."

NIGERIA'S HOUSE OF

REPRESENTATIVES HAS VOTED TO

BAN SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IN

THAT COUNTRY.

AND IT OUTLAWED ANY GROUPS

THAT ACTIVELY SUPPORTS GAY

RIGHTS.

REPRESENTATIVES APPEARED TO

APPROVE THE MEASURE

UNANIMOUSLY ON A HOUSE

VOTE.

IT GOES TO THE NIGERIA

PRESIDENT FOR HIS APPROVAL.

BUT OTHER AFRICAN NATIONS

HAVE PASSED SIMILAR LAWS.

THEY BELIEVE THE WEST IS IS

CHALLENGING THEIR

TRADITIONAL VALUES.

THE UNI UNITED KINGDOM HAS

THREATEN TO STOP AID THOSE

WHO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST

HOMOSEXUALS.

IN THE HONDURAN VILLAGE,

THEY COLLECT WATER, AND IT

IS TREATED WITH CALOR

CHLORINE AND PIPED DOWN TO

THE VILLAGE.

THE TEAMS BUILT ACCESS

POINTS AT EVERY HOME.

AS A SYMBOLIC GESTURE, ONE

VILLAGER SMASHED A CLAY POT

ON THE GROUND.

IT WAS MEANT TO SHOW NEVER

AGAIN WILL THE VILLAGERS

HAVE TO FACE DANGER TO

COLLECT WATER.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

WHAT "OPERATION BLESSING" IS

DOING AROUND THE WORLD BY

GOING TO OB.ORG.

STAY TUNED, GORDON AND TERRY

WILL BE BACK AFTER THIS.

*

Gordon: IN 2005, AN

ISRAELI ARCHEOLOGIST HAD

ANNOUNCED TO THE WORLD SHE

HAD UNCOVERED THE RUINS OF

KING DAVID'S PALACE IN

JERUSALEM.

SINCE THEN SHE HAS EXCAVATED

VARIOUS SITES IN JERUSALEM,

AND EACH NEW REPORT SUPPORTS

THE BIBLICAL ACCOUNTS OF

DAVID AND HIS SON SOLOMON.

3,000 YEARS AGO, THE ENTIRE

CITY OF JERUSALEM SAT ON

THIS 12-ACRE HILL.

HERE YOU CAN SEE PART OF THE

WALL REBUILT BY NEHEMIAH.

THE WATER TUNNEL DUG BY KING

HEZEKIAH, AND THE POOL OF

SALOM, WHERE JESUS HEALED A

BLIND MAN.

THIS IS THE CITY OF DAVID.

WELCOME TO THE CITY OF

DAVID.

GOOD MORNING.

MY NAME IS MARIAM.

Gordon: TODAY IT IS ONE

OF JERUSALEM'S TOP TERRORIST

SITES, WITH CLOSE TO HALF A

MILLION VISITORS EVERY

YEAR.

IT IS ONE OF THE MOST

EXCITING PLACES ON EARTH.

PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE

WORLD COME TO THIS PLACE,

AND FOR THE FIRST TIME

UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY'RE

READING IN THE TEXT MATCHES

THE ARCHEOLOGY IN THE

GROUND.

Gordon: THE CITY OF

DAVID IS MORE THAN JUST A

TOURIST ATTRACTION.

IT IS ALSO A LIVE

ARCHEOLOGICAL DIG.

THE BIBLE SAYS THIS IS WHERE

KING DAVID BUILT HIS PALACE,

AND ONE ARCHEOLOGIST SAYS

SHE HAS FOUND IT.

FOR ALOT ALOT MEZAR,

DIGGING IS A FAMILY

ADVENTURE.

HER GRANDFATHER WAS THE

FIRST ARCHEOLOGIST TO GET A

DIGGING PERMIT IN THE NEW

STATE OF ISRAEL.

AND WHEN THE ISRAELIS

RECAPTURED JERUSALEM IN

1967, HE STARTED EXCAVATING

THE AREA AROUND THE TEMPLE

MOUNT.

HIS GRANDDAUGHTER, ALOT, WAS

WORKING BY HIS SIDE WHEN SHE

WAS JUST 11 YEARS OLD.

WHAT I'VE LEARNED FROM

HIM, THE MAJOR THING, IS

THAT THE BIBLE IS IS PART OF

OUR HISTORICAL SOURCES, TO

BE USED, AND RESTUDIED, AND

EXAMINED AGAIN AND AGAIN.

IT DOESN'T OBJECT IN ANY WAY

TO OUR SCIENTIFIC

ARCHEOLOGICAL WAY OF USING

THE BEST METHODS FOR

EXCAVATION.

IT GOES SIDE BY SIDE AND IT

FITS BEAUTIFULLY, AND IT

SHOULD.

Gordon: LIKE HER

GRANDFATHER, MEZAR IS

UNCOVERING THE JERUSALEM OF

THE BIBLE, LAYER BY LAYER.

IN 2005 SHE STARTED DIGGING

IN THE CITY OF DAVID WITH

ONE GOAL IN MIND.

KING DAVID'S PALACE.

WELL, I HAD MY ASSUMPTIONS

BASED ON THE EVIDENCE OF THE

THAT TIME.

AND THEN WHEN I STARTED

EXCAVATION, IT WAS, OF

COURSE, AN OPEN QUESTION.

Gordon: IT WASN'T LONG

BEFORE HE FOUND WHAT SHE WAS

LOOKING FOR.

WE SAW THE LARGE WALLS OF

SOME STRUCTURES, BUT THEY

WERE SO LARGE THAT I SAID,

WELL, OKAY, FORGET ABOUT

KING DAVID'S PALACE.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A

FORTRESS HERE.

WE REALIZED THAT THIS

STRUCTURE, AS MONUMENTAL AND

IMPRESSIVE AS IT IS, IS THE

FIRST STRUCTURE EVER BUILT

ON THAT SPOT.

SO THE QUESTION IS WHO BUILT

THIS STRUCTURE, AND WHAT WAS

THIS STRUCTURE BUILT FOR?

Gordon: MEZAR SOON

FOUND HER ANSWER.

WE HAVE A MAR MARVELOUS

SOURCE, THE BIBLE.

Gordon: 2 SAMUEL 5: 11

SAYS THEY SENT MESSAGES TO

DAVID FOR CEDAR TREES AND

MASONS, AND THEY BUILT DAVID

A HOUSE.

THIS IS MOST PROBABLY THE

PALACE THAT KING HURON BUILT

FOR KING DAVID.

WE KNOW ITS DATE, WHICH IS

AROUND 1,000, WHICH IS THE

TIME OF KING DAVID.

THE VENETIAN STYLE IS QUITE

EMPHASIZED.

THE VENETIANS ARE GREAT

BUILDERS.

Gordon: INSIDE, THE

TEAM FOUND MORE EVIDENCE OF

ROYALTY, FROM ANCIENT SEALS

USED BY COURT OFFICIALS TO A

VARIETY OF CARVED IVORY

UTENSILS, TOO EXPENSIVE FOR

A REGULAR HOME, BUT PERFECT

FOR A PALACE.

THE MAJOR PART OF THIS

STRUCTURE IS STILL HIDDEN.

IT NEEDS TO BE EXCAVATED.

Gordon: ACROSS THE

STREETS FROM THE CITY OF

DAVID, MEZAR IS DIRECTING

ANOTHER DIG AS WELL.

JUST OUTSIDE THE TEMPLE

MOUNT, SHE FOUND MORE ROYAL

RUINS.

THIS TIME FROM DAVID'S SON,

SOLOMON.

[APPLAUSE]

Gordon: IN 2010,

EXCAVATORS REVEALED A GIANT

WALL, MORE THAN 220 FEET

LONG AND ALMOST 20 FEET

HIGH.

MEZAR SAYS THIS IS IS THE

CITY WALL DESCRIBED IN 1

KINGS 3, WHICH SAYS THAT

SOLOMON BIT THE WALL ALL

AROUND JERUSALEM.

IT CONNECTED DAVID'S OLD

CITY WITH SOLOMON'S NEW

TEMPLE.

WE CAN REALLY SAY THAT

THE BIBLICAL DESCRIPTION OF

KING SOLOMON BUILDING THE

WALL OF JERUSALEM AROUND

FITS SO WELL WITH WHAT WE

SEE.

THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE WHERE

THE FORTIFICATION LINE IS

NEEDED.

IT IS SURROUNDING THAT

AREA.

IT CONNECTS TO THE TEMPLE

MOUNT.

IT IS EVERYTHING THAT FITS

THE BIBLICAL STORY.

Gordon: CRITICS WERE

QUICK TO DISCONCLUDE MEZAR'S

CONCLUSION.

BUT THE GROUND FLOOR DATED

TO THE 10th CENTURY B.C.,

WHEN SOLOMON WAS KING.

SOMETIME IN THE LATE

10th CENTURY, THE KING OF

JERUSALEM BUILT THE MOST

HIGHLY SKILLED FORTIFICATION

THAT INDICATED IT IS A

STRONG REGIME, CENTRALIZED

WITH GREAT ABILITIES.

BUT THEN WE HAVE THIS

BIBLICAL STORY-TELLING US

ABOUT KING SOLOMON DOING THE

SAME THING.

AND SOME 50 YEARS LATER SOME

OTHER KING DID THE SAME

THING.

AND I THINK YOU CAN DRAW UP

ALL OF THIS FIGHTING AGAINST

THE BIBLE.

THE REALITY WAS THAT IT WAS

A SOPHISTICATED

FORTIFICATION THAT WAS BUILT

BY KING SOLOMON.

AND THIS IS ONLY PART OF

IT.

Gordon: INSIDE THE WALL

WERE MORE CLUES POINTING TO

KING SOLOMON.

1 KING 4: 7 SAYS HE HAD FOUR

GOVERNORS WHO PROVIDED FOOD

FOR THE KING IN HIS@

HOUSEHOLD.

INSIDE THE GATE.

MEZAR'S TEAM FOUND EVIDENCE

OF THEIR WORK.

JAR HANDLES WITH SEALS

INSCRIBED "TO THE KING."

AND LARGE JARS FOR STORING

GRAIN.

SHE BELIEVES THEY CAME FROM

THE ROYAL BAKERY.

ON ONE THERE WAS AN

INSCRIPTION SAYING WHICH

MEANS BAKERY.

Gordon: MEZAR'S HUNT

FOR THE HOUSE OF DAVID ISN'T

OVER YET.

NEXT ON HER AGENDA IS THE

PALACE OF KING SOLOMON,

WHICH SHE BELIEVES IS JUST

NORTH OF THIS WALL.

WHATEVER I WILL BE ABLE

TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE

RESEARCH OF JERUSALEM, THIS

IS MY HUGE PRIVILEGE.

THERE IS ONLY ONE JERUSALEM

IN THE WORLD, BUT IT IS NOT

LIKE I'LL START OR END

ANYTHING.

WE'RE ONLY AT THE BEGINNING

OF THIS.

AND IT IS GOING TO BE

GENERATIONS TO COME.

Gordon: IT IS AMAZING

HOW ARCHEOLOGY, LITERALLY ON

A DAILY BASIS IN ISRAEL, IS

IS PROVING THE TRUTH OF THE

BIBLE.

THAT THE BIBLICAL ACCOUNT,

THE HISTORIES THAT YOU FIND

IN FIRST AND SECOND KING'S,

AND FIRST AND SECOND

CHRONICLES, ARE THERE,

WAITING TO BE DISCOVERED.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS DIG A

LITTLE BIT, AS LONG AS

YOU'RE DIGGING WITH SOME

NHL.

KNOWLEDGE.

AND THERE IS NOTHING LIKE

STANDING THERE, AND WHEN YOU

STAND NEXT TO ONE OF THE

JARS THAT HELD GRAIN FOR THE

KING'S BAKERY, TALK ABOUT A

THRILL.

I ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO VISIT

ISRAEL.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE TIME TO

GO, YOU CAN ALWAYS FIND

THESE STORIES.

WE'VE GOT THEM FOR YOU.

THAT ONE, AND THE ONE THAT

AIRED YESTERDAY, ARE

AVAILABLE FOR YOU ON THE

"OUR FATHER" D.V.D. AS

D.V.D. EXTRAS, AND IT IS

YOURS WHEN YOU JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO THAT

AND GET THESE, CALL US.

1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, I WANT TO BE A

MEMBER OF "THE 700 CLUB."

AND I WANT TO BE PART OF

DISCOVERING THE GREAT

ARCHEOLOGICAL TREASURES OF

ISRAEL.

AND WE'LL TAKE YOU THERE.

WE'LL BE ON SITE FOR YOU

INTERVIEWING THE EXPERTS.

SO YOU CAN GET THIS

WONDERFUL INFORMATION AND

KNOW THAT THE BIBLE IS TRUE

AND THE BIBLICAL ACCOUNT IS

TRUE.

IF YOU WANT TO READ MORE

ABOUT THESE DISCOVERS, ALL

YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO TO OUR

Facebook PAGE.

WE HAVE ONE ON CBN HISTORY

AND ARCHEOLOGY.

IF YOU CAN'T SPELL

ARCHEOLOGY, YOU'RE NOT ONE

OF THE SPELLING BEE WINNERS,

THERE IS A PAGE ON THE "THE

700 CLUB" PAGE.

THERE IS PLENTY OF

BACKGROUND PHOTOS, AND THERE

ARE BEHIND THE SCENES

INTERVIEWS.

AND WE'LL REGULARLY UPDATE

YOU ON THE LATEST ARCHEOLOGY

COMING OUT OF ISRAEL.

JUST LOG ON AND VISIT OUR

ARCHEOLOGY PAGE.

Terry: FASCINATING.

A WONDERFUL JOB.

YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE WALKING

THROUGH THOSE PAGES WITH

HER.

IT IS GREAT.

WITH THE ANIMATION

"SUPERBOOK" DEBUTED ON TV IN

MEXICO, OVER ONE MILLION

WATCHED.

IT ALSO HELPED HEAL ONE

GIRL'S BROKEN ARM.

FIND OUT HOW.

THAT'S NEXT.

*

Gordon: WELL, 20 YEARS

AFTER THE ORIGINAL

"SUPERBOOK" SERIES AIRED,

NEW EPISODES OF CBN'S

REMATC RE-IMAGINED

"SUPERBOOK" WAS ON.

Reporter: THE

PHILIPPINE PRESS AND

MINISTRY PARTNERS, WHO ARE

ALSO "SUPERBOOK" FANS,

FLOCKED TO THE CINEMA

SCREENING OF ITS NEW

EDITION.

THIS WAS THE FIRST OF MANY

ACTIVITIES FOR THE DAY-LONG

LAUNCH OF "SUPERBOOK" EN THE

PHILIPPINES.

VIEWERS WERE IMPRESSED WITH

THE STATE-OF-THE-ART

ANIMATION, AND SOME WERE

NOSTALGIC, SEEING THEIR

FAVORITE CARTOON RETURN

AFTER MORE THAN 20 YEARS.

I CRIED.

I LOVE IT.

WHEN HE WAS PARTING THE RED

SEA, I WAS THINKING, THAT'S

OUR GOD.

AND HE IS THE SAME GOD

YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND

FOREVER.

THE SAME GOD WHO PARTED THAT

RED SEA IS THE SAME GOD HE

IS WITH ME.

ENERGY IS RUNNING HIGH IN

THE LAUNCH OF THE

"SUPERBOOK."

WHICH IS MP HAPPENING IN

MANILA.

TODAY PARENTS BROUGHT THEIR

CHILDREN TO PASS ON THE

LEGACY OF GROWING UP IN THE

KNOWLEDGE OF GOD'S WORD,

THROUGH THE ANIMATED SERIES

OF "SUPERBOOK."

CELEBRITIES WHO VOLUNTEERED

TO BE PART OF THE SHOW ALL

GREW UP WATCHING

"SUPERBOOK."

THEY SAY THIS WAS THEIR WAY

OF SHOWING GRATITUDE TO THE

CARTOON THAT TAUGHT THEM

BIBLICAL VALUES.

ALTHOUGH THE LESSONS THAT

YOU CAN GET FROM THE BIBLE

WERE INSTILLED IN MY LIFE BY

WATCHING THESE CARTOONS.

SIMPLE STUFF, LIKE BEING

HONEST AND RESPECTING YOUR

PARENTS.

Reporter: THIS VAN

TRILVEN VENTRILOQUIST TOLD

US "SUPERBOOK" INSPIRED HIM

TO GO INTO MINISTRY.

WATCHING ANIMATION, IT

HELPS YOU IMAGINE.

WHEN IT IS LEARNING

THROUGH HAVING FUN, AND

WATCHING A FUN SHOW, LIKE

"SUPERBOOK," THEY'RE REALLY

GOING TO LEARN A LOT.

Reporter: IT PAINTS A

BRIGHT PICTURE FOR THE

COMING GENERATION.

THE PICTURE THAT COMES TO

MIND IS THAT "SUPERBOOK" IN

ITS VERY CREATIVE FORM, BUT

WITH SUCH VALUE AND SUCH

LIFE CHANGING MESSAGES.

THIS SHOW WILL PROTECT THE

CHILDREN FROM ALL OF THE

NEGATIVE STUFF THAT ARE ON

TV AND ONLINE OUT THERE

RIGHT NOW.

Reporter: "SUPERBOOK"

RE-IMAGINED AIRS EVERY

WEEKEND ON ONE OF THE

LARGEST TELEVISION

NETWORKS.

CBN NEWS, MANILA.

Gordon: THE TELEVISION

LAUNCH IN THE PHILIPPINES

HAPPENS TOMORROW.

THEY'RE DOING BACK-TO-BACK.

THEY'RE DOING THE OLD

VERSIONS, AND THEN THEY'RE

HAVING THE NEW VERSION.

IT IS NATIONWIDE ON GMA 7,

AND WE'RE EXPECTING MILLIONS

OF VIEWERS IN JUST THAT ONE

NATION.

YOU MAY ASK DOES THIS HAVE

ANY EFFECT?

WE HAVE A GREAT STORY FOR

YOU IN MEXICO.

WHILE WATCHING AN EPISODE OF

"SUPERBOOK," 5-YEAR-OLD

VALENTIN5-YEAR-OLD

5-YEAR-OLD VALENTINA LEARNED

THAT JESUS COULD PERFORM

MIRACLES.

AND HERE IS WHAT HAPPENED

WHEN SHE PUT THAT KNOWLEDGE

INTO PRACTICE.

Terry: VALENTINA

PRACTICE RODEO RIDING.

IT IS PART OF OUR

NATIONAL SPORT.

WE WORK WITH HORSES AND

BULLS.

CENTURIES AGO WE WERE PART

OF CATTLE RANCHING, BUT NOW

IT IS A SPORT.

Terry: IT CAN BE

DANGEROUS, SO EDMUNDO'S

LITTLE GIRL WORRIES

SOMETIMES.

IF HE DOESN'T COME BACK

ON TIME WHEN HE IS RIDING,

VALENTINA IS VERY ANXIETY.

Terry: BUT IT WAS SHE

WHO ENDED UP GETTING HURT.

MY DAD WAS FEEDING THE

HORSE, AND I WAS PLAYING AND

I TRIPPED AND I FELL AND

BROKE MY ARM.

THE DOCTOR TOLD THEM HE

WOULD PROBABLY HAVE TO PUT

PINS IN THE BONE TO FIX IT.

Terry: FOR THE TIME

BEING, HER ARM WAS PLACED IN

A CAST.

ONE DAY, AS SHE WAS WATCHING

TV, SHE SAW THE NEW

"SUPERBOOK" THAT AIRED FOR

THE VERY FIRST TIME IN

MEXICO.

IT WAS ESPECIALLY MEANINGFUL

TO HER WHEN JESUS PERFORMED

MIRACLES.

JESUS HEALED A MAN WHO

COULD NOT WORK.

LATER HIS MEN WERE IN A BOAT

WHEN A BIG STORM CAME.

THEY WERE PICKED UP, AND HE

MADE THE WAVES STOP.

Terry: VALENTINA

THOUGHT, IF JESUS COULD DO

ALL OF THAT, HE COULD ALSO

HEAR HER PRAYERS.

I TOLD GOD I DIDN'T WANT

TO HAVE SURGERY ON MY ARM.

Terry: A FEW DAYS@

LATER, SHE GOT GREAT NEWS.

SHE DIDN'T NEED THE

SURGERY.

BECAUSE OF THIS DIAGNOSIS

IN "SUPERBOOK," SHE

UNDERSTAND GOD.

Terry: VALENTINA KNOWS

GOD ALWAYS LOYCE T LISTENS

TO HIS CHILDREN, SO SHE

NEVER MISSES AN OPPORTUNITY

TO PRAY FOR HER FRIENDS AND

FAMILY.

IF WE RIDE A HORSE OR IF

WE GO OUT, SHE PUTS

EVERYTHING IN GOD'S HANDS.

FOR HER, "SUPERBOOK" IS A

CONFIRMATION THAT JESUS

PROTECTS AND TAKES CARE OF

HIS CHILDREN.

IT ALSO REINFORCES WHAT WE

TEACH HER ABOUT GOD.

Gordon: IT IS AMAZING

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CHILDREN

HEAR THESE WONDERFUL

STORIES.

AND THE CHILD-LIKE FAITH

THAT IS RELEASED.

WHAT WE WANT TO DO OVER THE

NEXT FIVE YEARS IS FOR

300 MILLION CHILDREN TO SEE

THESE STORIES AROUND THE

WORLD.

WE'RE TRANSLATING RIGHT NOW

INTO 38 DIFFERENT

LANGUAGES.

SO THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD

CAN SEE THESE WONDERFUL

BIBLE STORIES.

IT'S NOT JUST IN THE

PHILIPPINES.

IT IS NOT JUST IN MEXICO.

WE'RE TARGETING ALL OF

LATIN-AMERICA.

WE'RE TARGETING ALL OF

AFRICA, EUROPE, THE FORMER

SOVIET UNION, INDIA.

ALL OF THE MIDDLE EAST.

WE'RE DOING THIS IN AR BACK,

TURKISH, BERBER, FARCE AS

FA PHARSY.

WE'RE LAUNCHING IN THE

PHILIPPINES TOMORROW.

INDONESIA LAUNCHES THE FIRST

WEEK OF AUGUST.

THEN FOR ARABIC NATIONS, VIA

SATELLITE, THAT WILL ALL

HAPPEN THIS FALL, IN

SEPTEMBER.

IT IS AMAZING WHAT HAPPENS

WHEN PEOPLE GET TOGETHER AND

SAY, LET'S DO SOMETHING.

WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD.

WE CAN TAKE THE GOSPEL TO

THE CHILDREN OF THIS

GENERATION.

AND IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART

OF IT, CALL US.

1-800-759-0700.

WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF

PRODUCTION OF SEASONS TWO

AND THREE.

AND WE NEED YOUR HELP FOR

IT.

WHAT ARE WE ASKING YOU TO

DO?

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO JOIN THE

"SUPERBOOK" D.V.D. CLUB.

WHAT THAT MEANS IS AS NEW

EPISODES ARE RELEASED, WE'LL

SEND IT TO YOU FOR A GIFT OF

$25 OR MORE.

AND EVERY TIME A NEW EPISODE

IS AVAILABLE, YOU'LL BE

FIRST IN LINE TO GET IT.

WE WON'T JUST GET YOU ONE.

WE'LL SEND YOU THREE COPIES

SO THAT YOU CAN SHARE IT

WITH YOUR CHURCH, WITH

FRIENDS, WITH FAMILY.

IT IS ALL POSSIBLE WHEN

PEOPLE LIKE YOU SAY, YES, WE

WANT TO BE A PART OF THIS.

WE WANT TO GET THE STORIES

OF THE BIEN BIBLE TO THE

CHILDREN OF THE WORLD.

IF THAT'S YOU, CALL US RIGHT

NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

SEASON ONE IS COMPLETED.

SO IF YOU WANT TO GET CAUGHT

UP ON THE EPISODES, ALL YOU

HAVE TO DO IS GO TO

cbn.com, AND THERE IS PLACE

WHERE YOU CAN BACK ORDER

EPISODES.

IF YOU CALL RIGHT NOW,

YOU'LL GET THE LATEST ONE,

WHICH IS THE STORY OF JOSEPH

AND PHARAOH'S DREAM.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE THAT, CALL

US.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: STILL AHEAD,

WE'RE GOING TO ANSWER

QUESTIONS FROM OUR IN BOX.

HAYLEY SAYS, "I TRY TO TELL

PEOPLE ABOUT JESUS, BUT THEY

SAY THEY'RE CONTENT WITHOUT

HIM.

AND THEN THEY SAY THE

CHRISTIANS THEY KNOW ALWAYS

SEEM TO HAVE TROUBLE.

HOW CAN I CONVINCE THEM

OTHERWISE?"

STAY TUNED TO "BRING IT ON"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Terry: HAYLEY SAYS

"MOST PEOPLE I KNOW ARE

CONTENT WITHOUT JESUS.

THEY HAVE A GREAT FAMILY, A

SUCCESSFUL JOB, AND SEEM

HAPPY.

WHEN I TELL THEM ABOUT JESUS

, THEY SAY MOST CHRISTIANS

SEEM LIKE THEY HAVE

TROUBLE.

HOW CAN I CONVINCE THEM

THEIR LIFE WOULD BE BETTER

WITH JESUS IN IT?"

Gordon: HAYLEY, THE ONE

WAY IS TO SHOW THEM WHAT

JESUS HAS DONE FOR YOU?

WHAT IS IS THE GOSPEL OF

HAYLEY?

WHAT IS IS HAYLEY'S GOOD

NEWS.

WHAT DID JESUS DO FOR YOU

THAT TURNED THEIR LIFE

AROUND?

IF THEY'RE FOCUSING ON THOSE

WHO HAVE TROUBLE -- JESUS

PROMISES THAT.

IN THIS WORLD YOU'LL HAVE

TROUBLE, BUT BE OF GOOD

CHEER FOR I HAVE OVERCOME

THE WORLD -- SO EVEN THROUGH

THE MIDST OF DIFFICULTY,

WHETHER IT IS THROUGH

ILLNESS OR FINANCIAL

PROBLEMS, WE HAVE THE PEACE

THAT SURPASSES ALL

UNDERSTANDING BECAUSE JESUS

IS IN US.

NOW, THERE ARE CHRISTIANS

OUT THERE WHO ARE VERY

SUCCESSFUL, AND YOU MIGHT

WANT TO START SHOWING THOSE

STORIES AS WELL.

BUT THE BEST THING YOU CAN

DO IS BE THE WITNESS.

JESUS TELLS US, "YOU'RE MY

WITNESS."

AND WHAT HAS HE DONE FOR

YOU?

AND THAT'S THE STORY THAT

CHANGES PEOPLE AND WILL

CHANGE THEIR PERCEPTION.

Terry: THIS IS ROSE

MARIE WHO SAID, "INSIDE

ENTERTAINMENT"MY SISTER

RECENTLY PASSED AWAY.

AND I'M OVERCOME WITH FEAR.

AND I'M HAVING DIFFICULTY

BREATHING.

IS THIS AN ATTACK OF

SATAN?"

Gordon: ROSEMARIE, IF

YOU'RE HAVING DIFFICULTY

BREATHING, GO SEE A DOCTOR.

AND THE PEOPLE I KNOW WHO

HAVE DIFFICULTY BREATHING,

THERE IS A PANIC, AND THERE

IS A FEAR, BECAUSE THEY RUN

OUT OF BREATH.

AND IT BECOMES AN ISSUE FOR

THEM.

AND YOU MIGHT WANT TO HAVE

THAT LOOKED AT.

NOW, IS FEAR PART OF

GRIEVING?

YES, IT IS.

AND WHEN PEOPLE DIE, IT

REALLY STARTS TO FOCUS OUR

ATTENTION ON ETERNITY.

AND WHAT IS LIFE?

AND WHERE ARE WE GOING TO

SPEND ETERNITY?

I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO

SPEND TIME WITH JESUS WHEN

THESE THINGS HAPPEN.

AND IT MAY BE DIFFICULT, IF

YOU'RE HAVING DIFFICULTY

BREATHING, BUT DO THAT.

FOCUS YOUR MIND ON HIM.

LOOK TO JESUS.

HE IS THE AUTHOR AND THE

FINISHER OF YOUR FAITH.

AND ITS IN HIM YOU FIND THE

PERFECT LOVE THAT CASTS OUT

ALL FEAR.

SO LOOK TO HIM FIRST.

AND SEE IF THAT TAKES IT

AWAY.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM JAMES: "DRAW NEAR

TO GOD.

AND HE WILL DRAW NEAR TO

YOU."

FOR LEE, FOR TERRY, FOR ALL

OF US HERE, GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT WEEK.

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