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CBN NewsWatch: December 31, 2013

On CBN News Today, Dec. 31: Thousands to Brave Cold for NYC New Year's Celebration; Tim Tebow Heads to TV; Congress and Obama's Approval Rating Plummeting; and more. Read Transcript


THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR

CBN SNOOZE TODAY.

CBN NEWS TODAY.

FOR MUCH OF THE COUNTRY, THE

WEATHER OUTSIDE IS COLD.

AN ARCTIC BLAST IS BRINGING

BELOW 0° TEMPERATURES,

MAKING THIS NEW YEAR'S EVE

ONE OF THE COLDEST IN

YEARS.

BUT THAT IS NOT STOPPING

PREPARATIONS FOR THE BIG

CELEBRATION IN NEW YORK

CITY.

CAITLIN BURKE HAS A REPORT.

Reporter: THE FINAL DAY

OF 2013 HAS MANY AMERICANS

LOCKED IN A DEEP FREEZE, AS

SOME OF THE COLDEST AIR OF

THE SEASON SWEEPS IN.

FORECASTERS SAY TEMPERATURES

WILL FEEL LIKE THEY'RE IN

THE TEENS BY THE TIME O THE

BALL DROPS IN NEW YORK

CITY.

BUT MASSIVE CROWDS STILL

PLAN TO BRAVE THE COLD.

THERE WILL BE 100,000

PEOPLE IN THE HEART OF TIMES

SQUARE, AND THERE WILL BE

150 MILLION PEOPLE IN

AMERICA WATCHING AND A

BILLION PEOPLE AROUND THE

WORLD.

Reporter: THE NYPD WILL

ALSO BE BRAVING THE COLD IN

TIMES SQUARE.

THE NYPD IS ALWAYS TAKING

EVERY PRECAUTION IS HUMANLY

POSSIBLE.

THEY'RE DOING EVERYTHING

THEY CAN DO TO MAKE SURE

PEOPLE HERE ARE SAFE.

RESIDENTS IN THE MIDWEST

WOULDN'T EVEN CONSIDER

STANDING OUTSIDE TO RING AND

THE NEW YEAR.

PARTS OF MINNESOTA SEEING 30

TO 40 BELOW WITH THE

WINDCHILL.

THE FREEZING TEMPERATURES

CREATED PROBLEMS FOR A

FREIGHT TRAIL DERAILMENT IN

CASTLETOWN, NORTH DAKOTA.

AN EXPLOSION FROM THE WRECK

SHAKING THE HOME OF NEARBY

RESIDENTS.

IN WISCONSIN, THE EXTREME

COLD IS ESPECIALLY HARD ON

THE HOMELESS.

TRYING TO STAY AS WARM AS

YOU CAN.

IT IS HARD TO DO.

Reporter: WHEN IT GETS

BELOW 0°, THIS SHELTER GIVES

OUT MEALS AND A WARM PLACE

TO SLEEP, EVEN TO PEOPLE

BANNED IN THE PAST.

FRANKLY, ON NIGHTS LIKE

TONIGHT, WE JUST MAKE ROOM.

WE JUST MAKE ROOM.

Reporter: FORECASTERS

SAY THE BITTER COLD

TEMPERATURES WILL LAST

THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK,

WITH PREDICTIONS OF A MAJOR

WINTER STORM MOVING THROUGH

THE MIDWEST INTO THE

NORTHEAST BY THURSDAY.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS.

A FEDERAL JUDGE HAS RULED

IN FAVOR OF THE NORTHERN

INDIANA DIOCESE GRANTING AN

EXEMPTION TO OBAMACARE'S

CONTRACEPTION MANDATE.

THE JUDGE RULED THAT THE

HARM IS IMMINENT AND

UNREPAIRABLE.

HOWEVER, THOSE NOT GRANTED

EXEMPTION OF THE MANDATE

WILL BE SUBJECT TO IT

EFFECTIVE NEARS DAY.

NEW YEAR'S DAY.

EVEN IF DOING SO VIOLATES

THEIR FAITH.

AMERICANS ARE NOT FEELING

MUCH OPTIMISM ABOUT TH THE

NEW YEAR.

A NEW YEAR'S EVE POLL SHOWS

THAT ONLY 34% OF AMERICANS

THINK THE NATION IS HEADED

IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S APPROVAL

RATING ENDED THE YEAR IN

NEGATIVE TERRITORY FOR THE

FIRST TIME IN HIS

PRESIDENCY.

46% OF AMERICANS APPROVE OF

THE PRESIDENT'S JOB

PERFORMANCE, AND 52%

DISAPPROVE.

AND 80% OF THE AMERICANS

DISAPPROVE OF THE WAY

CONGRESS HANDLED ITS JOB

THIS YEAR, AND ONLY 33% OF

AMERICANS THINK THE ECONOMIC

SITUATION WILL IMPROVE IN

2014.

TIM TEBOW HAS BEEN HIRED TO

OFFER HIS ANALYSIS OF

COLLEGE GAMES ON ESPN'S NEW

NETWORK.

HE STILL HOPES TO GET BACK

ON THE FIELD.

HE REPORTEDLY HAS AN

AGREEMENT WITH THE NETWORK

TO LEAVE IF HE IS OFFERED

THE CHANCE TO PLAY.

HE SAYS WHILE I CONTINUE TO

PURSUE MY DREAM OF PLAYING

QUARTERBACK IN THE NFL, THIS

IS AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO

BE PART OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL

AND THE S.E.C.

HE WILL MAKE HIS DEBUT ON

JANUARY 6th.

THE REVEREND BILLY GRAHAM

HAS BEEN NAMED AS ONE OF THE

TOP 10 MOST ADMIRED MEN IN

AMERICA.

AMERICANS PICKED GRAHAM FOR

THE 57th TIME IN THE

POLL'S 67th YEAR HISTORY.

HE RECENTLY CELEBRATED HIS

95th BIRTHDAY, BUT HE HAS

BEEN IN AND OUT OF THE

HOSPITAL IN RECENT WEEKS,

AND FAMILY AND FRIENDS SAY

HIS STRENGTH IS FADING.

HIS DAUGHTER, RUTH BELL

GRAHAM, RECENTLY PAID HIM A

VISIT AND SPOKE ABOUT HIS

CONDITION.

VERY STRONG, BUT HIS BODY

IS JUST WEARING OUT.

THERE ARE A LOT OF MILES ON

THAT BODY.

GRAHAM IS ALSO WRITING A

BOOK ABOUT FORGIVENESS, A

LESSON SHE LEARNED FROM HER

FATHER.

NOW FOR A LOOK AT SOME OF

THE MOST POPULAR STORIES OF

2013 HERE AT CBN NEWS.

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT

STORIES WE FOLLOWED THIS

YEAR IS THAT OF AN AMERICAN

PASTOR WHO IS IMPRISONED IN

IRAN.

SAEED ABEDINI HAS BEEN

IMPRISONED FOR MORE THAN A

YEAR NOW JUST FOR BECAUSE OF

HIS CHRISTIAN FAITH.

HIS WIFE RECENTLY APPEARED

BEFORE CONGRESS, ASKING THE

U.S. NOT TO ABANDON HER

HUSBAND.

WE HAVE THIS EXCLUSIVE

INTERVIEW WITH NAGHMEH

ABEDINI.

Reporter: NAGHMEH

ABEDINI DESCRIBES HERSELF AS

A NORMAL, EVERY DAIDAY MOM,

BUT FOR THE PAST YEAR AND A

HALF, HER LIFE HAS BEEN

ANYTHING BUT.

IT IS REASSURING TO KNOW

THERE ARE PEOPLE STANDING

WITH YOU.

THIS HEARING WAS WHERE I

KNEW I WAS NOT ALONE.

Reporter: LAST SUMMER,

DURING A STRI TRIP TO

LAUNCH AN ORPHANAGE FOR

UNWANTED GIRLS IN IRAN, HER

HUSBAND, PASTOR SAEED

ABEDINI, WAS ARRESTED AND

CHARGED WITH NATIONAL

SECURITY.

BUT THE REAL CRIME IS

SOMETHING MOST OF US TAKE

FOR CRIME: HIS RELIGIOUS

FAITH.

IN 2000, A ABEDINI LEFT

ISLAM TO BECOME A

CHRISTIAN.

HE HAS BEEN BEATEN AND

TORTURED.

AND HE IS NOW SERVING AN

EIGHT-YEAR SENTENCE. HIS

WIFE MADE THE TREK FROM

THEIR HOME IN IDAHO TO

TESTIFY ON CAPITOL HILL,

TELLING LAWMAKERS SHE FELT

FORSAKEN BY HER OWN

GOVERNMENT WHEN THE U.S.

FAILED TO DEMAND SAEED'S

RELEASE AS PART OF THE

RECENTLY BROKERED DEAL WITH

TEHRAN.

I WAS HOPING WITH ALL OF

MY HEART THAT OUR GOVERNMENT

WOULD NOT ABANDON HIM.

Reporter: SHE FELT LIKE

IT DID, PUTTING HUMAN RIGHTS

AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ON THE

BACK BURNER FOR THE WORLD TO

SEE.

LAWMAKERS EXPRESSED

OUTRAGE.

WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO GET

PASTOR ABEDINI FREED.

HE IS IN JAIL, AND

APPARENTLY UNDER HARSH

CONDITIONS IN IRAN.

WE REALLY THINK THAT SHOULD

HAVE BEEN PART OF THE

NEGOTIATIONS.

I THINK WE NEED TO BE

MORE FORCEFUL.

IT NEEDS TO BE A PRIMARY

PART OF OUR DISCUSSIONS,

THAT YOU REALLY SHOULDN'T --

A COUNTRY THAT WE'RE HAVING

NEGOTIATIONS WITH SHOULDN'T

BE HOLDING HOSTAGE ONE OF

OUR CITIZENS, AND FOR

TRUMPED UP RELIGIOUS

ALLEGATIONS.

Reporter: FOR NAGHMEH,

SHE SAYS IT REMINDED HER OF

ONE OF JESUS' PARABLES.

IT IS LEAVING THE 99

SHEEP AND GOING AFTER THE

HEART OF ONE.

IT IHE IS A GOD OF JUSTICE

FOR A NATION AND ALSO FOR

ONE PERSON.

I PRAY THAT GOD GIVES

HOWEVER IT IS, PRESIDENT

OBAMA OR SECRETARY OF STATE

JOHN KERRY, OR WHOEVER IT IS

MAKING THAT DECISION, THAT

THEY WOULD GET THE HEART OF

GOD.

Reporter: WITH TWO

YOUNG KIDS, REBECCA AND

JACOB, SHE SAYS IT GETS

ESPECIALLY TOUGH DURING

BIRTHDAYS AND SPECIAL

OCCASIONS.

AND WITH CHRISTMAS AROUND

THE CORNER, IT WILL BE

ANOTHER HOLIDAY WITHOUT A

HUSBAND AND A FATHER.

WHAT WE HAVE STARTED

DOING IS SET AN EMPTY PLACE

FOR SAEED FOR CELEBRATIONS

AND TO REMEMBER HIM.

YOU KNOW, REMEMBERING HIM,

PRAYING FOR HIM.

Reporter: THROUGH IT

ALL, NAGHMEH HAS BEEN

ENCOURAGED BY THE SUPPORT OF

FELLOW BELIEVERS AND HUMAN

RIGHTS ADVOCATES.

SHE HAS BEEN EQUAL SURPRISED

THAT THEY HAVE BEEN

ENCOURAGED BY HER STRENGTH.

I HOPE PEOPLE CAN SEE YOU

CAN CLING TO THE LORD AND

JUST BE OKAY WITH WHATEVER

HAPPENS IN YOUR LIFE AND

JUST HAVE THAT PEACE AND

JOY.

I HOPE PEOPLE SEE THAT, AND

THEY SEE IT IS NOT ME.

WHEN THEY SAY YOUR A STRONG

PERSON, I REALLY WANT TO

SAY, I HOPE YOU SEE JESUS IN

THIS BECAUSE I'M NOT A

STRONG PERSON.

Reporter: JOHN JESSUP,

CBN NEWS, CAPITOL HILL.

FOR MORE ON HOW YOU CAN

JOIN THOSE CALLING FOR

PASTOR SAEED'S RELEASE, YOU

CAN VISIT OUR WEBSITE,

CBNNEWS.COM.

MOST AMERICANS WILL REMEMBER

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

SHUTDOWN AS ONE OF THE TOP

POLITICAL EVENTS OF 2013.

A STANDOFF BETWEEN PRESIDENT

OBAMA AND HOUSE REPUBLICANS

OVER HEALTH CARE CAUSED THE

STOPPAGE.

BUT IN AN EXCLUSIVE

INTERVIEW WITH CBN NEWS,

EVANGELIST FRANKLIN GRAHAM

SAYS THE CONFLICT GOES DEEP

DEEPER.

WE'RE IN MORAL DECAY.

OUR POLITICIANS DON'T KNOW

RIGHT FROM WRONG.

AND OUR POLITICIANS COME TO

THIS CITY AND THEY FIGHT ONE

ANOTHER.

AND IT IS THE GREED IN

THROUGH HEARTS, THE LUST

THAT IS IN THEIR HEARTS, AND

THEY MAKE ALL OF THESE RULES

AND LAWS THAT AFFECT THE

REST OF US.

AND THE GOVERNMENT SPINS AND

SPINS AND SPINS.

AND THEY DON'T HAVE THE

MONEY TO PAY FOR IT.

THE POLITICIANS ARE TRYING

TO USE THAT MONEY TO BUY

VOTES IN FAVOR FOR

THEMSELVES.

IT IS SO GREEDY AND SO

WICKED AND SO WRONG.

BUT THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS

WHEN YOU TAKE GOD OUT OF

GOVERNMENT AND OUT OF OUR

SCHOOLS.

ISN'T IT INTERESTING THAT IN

WASHINGTON, WHERE WE'RE

SITTING RIGHT NOW, AND HERE

WE ARE IN THIS CRISIS WE

FIND OURSELVES IN.

AND NOB I NOBODY IS SAYING,

HEY, TIME OUT.

LET'S GET ON OUR KNEES AND

LET'S CALL ON THE NAME OF

ALMIGHTY GOD AND LET'S ASK

HIM FOR HELP.

GRAHAM SAYS THE GOSPEL

HAS THE POWER TO CHANGE

HEARTS AND LIVES AND FIX OUR

COUNTRY.

WELL, APRIL'S BOSTON

MARATHON BOMBING WAS

SELECTED THE SPORTS STORY OF

THE YEAR IN AN ASSOCIATED

PRESS POLL.

THREE PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND

MORE THAN 260 INJURED AFTER

TWO BOMBS EXPLODED NEAR THE

FINISH LINE.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE BROTHERS

CARRIED OUT THE ATTACKS.

CBN NEWS LEARNED THEY HAD

TIES TO ISLAMIC TERRORISTS

IN RUSSIA AND ATTENDED A

RADICAL MOSQUE IN

CAMBRIDGE.

THE FOUNDER OF THAT

MOSQUE, BLOCKS FROM WHERE

THE TSARNAEVS LIVED WAY

ABDULLAH, WHO IS THE MODEL

OF DECEPTION IN AMERICAN

MUSLIM HISTORY.

HE CONVINCED PRESIDENT

CLINTON AND ALSO PRESIDENT

BUSH THAT HE WAS THE KIND OF

MODERATE MUSLIM LEADER THAT

AMERICA WAS LOOKING FOR.

HE DECEIVED EVERYBODY.

HE IS IN JAIL FOR 21 YEARS

FOR GIVING MONEY FOR

FUNDING AL-QAEDA.

YOU CAN SA SEE THE FULL

REPORTS AT CBNNEWS.COM.

TURNING OVERSEAS THIS YEAR,

WE REPORTED ON KIDNAPPING

AND TORTURE IN THE SINAI

DESERT.

TRIBES THERE ARE CARRYING

OUT HUMAN TRAFFICKING ON A

MASSIVE TRAIL.

THEY'RE KIDNAPPING ARTREAN

REFUGEES, WHERE THEY

BRUTALIZE THEM AND DEMAND

RANSOM FROM THEIR FAMILIES.

THEY HAVE DOCUMENTED 1300

SUCH CASES.

WHAT THEY DO IS MAKE YOU

CALL YOUR FAMILY AND ASK

THEM FOR THE MONEY.

USUALLY THEY WOULD DO THE

ASKING.

WHAT THEY COULD DO IS SAY,

EITHER SEND THIS MONEY OR

YOUR BROTHER WOULD DIE OR

YOUR FATHER WOULD DIE OR

YOUR SON WOULD DIE,

DEPENDING ON WHO WAS PICKING

UP THE PHONE.

WHILE THEY WERE TALKING TO

YOUR FAMILY, THEY WOULD POUR

MOLTENT PLASTIC ON YOUR BACK

SO YOU WOULD SCREAM.

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS

HOPE TO PRESSURE THE

EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT TO TOP

THE TRAFFICKERS THERE.

CBN NEWS HAS BEEN FOLLOWING

THE CRISIS IN SYRIA CLOSELY

OVER THE LAST YEAR.

IN THE MIDST OF AN ALREADY

BLOODY CIVIL WAR, THE ASSAD

REGIME UNLEASHED A CHEMICAL

ATTACK.

SOME SAY IT POINTS BACK TO

BIBLICAL PROPHECIES ABOUT

THE COUNTRY.

"SEE DAMASCUS WILL NO LONGER

BE A CITY, BUT BECOME A HEAP

OF RUINS."

THIS DOCTOR TELLS CBN NEWS

WHY THESE KIND OF PROPHECIES

ARE IMPORTANT TO MANY

CHRISTIANS.

THERE ARE ALL SORTS OF

THINGS IN SYRIA HAPPENING

THAT MATCH CERTAIN

PROPHECIES.

AND WE CAN PRAY THAT EGYPT

AND DAMASCUS WOULD REMEMBER

THEIR CREATOR, THAT THEY

WOULD TURN BACK TO CHRIST.

WENDY, I'M SURE YOU KNOW

THAT AT ONE POINT DAMASCUS

WAS A SANCTUARY FOR THE

CHURCH.

MAYBE THAT'S THE WAY WE CAN

PRAY: MAY THEY RETURN BACK

TO THEIR ANCIENT ROOTS OF

CHRISTIAN FAITH.

THE COMPLETE INTERVIEW

WITH DR. BECKER IS ON OUR

SPECIAL PAGE AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

COMING UP, EVANGELIST BILLY

GRAHAM TURNED 95 THIS YEAR.

WE'LL LOOK AT HOW HE

CELEBRATED WHEN WE COME

BACK.

EVANGELIST BILLY GRAHAM

TURNED 95 THIS YEAR, AND HE

CELEBRATED BY DOING

SOMETHING THAT COMES NATURAL

TO THE PREACHER, SHARING THE

GOSPEL WITH MILLIONS OF

PEOPLE.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: FRANKLIN

GRAHAM MARVELS EVEN AT THE

AGE OF 95, THIS DAD, BILL

ILL, HASN'T LOST HIS TOUCH.

HE CALLS THURSDAY'S CEREMONY

TRULY ANOINTED.

GOD HAS BURDENED MY HEART

TO USE MY ENERGY TO SHARE

THIS IMPORTANT MESSAGE.

IT IS LIKE A GRANDFATHER

TALKING TO YOU OR YOUR

FATHER TALKING TO YOU, AND

HIS EYES KIND OF PIERCE

THROUGH THE TV SETS RIGHT

INTO THE HEARTS OF THE

PEOPLE HE IS TALKING TO.

FOR THE PEOPLE THAT LISTEN,

IT IS THE MOST POWERFUL

MESSAGE I THINK I'VE HEARD

MY FATHER GIVE.

Reporter: THE CRUSADE

IS CALLED "MY HOPE,

AMERICA."

WHILE IT IS AIRED IN

LATIN-AMERICA, THIS IS THE

FIRST BROADCAST TO HIT THE

STATES, A NIGHT WHEN MORE

THAN 200,000 VOLUNTEERS OPEN

UP THEIR HOMES TO FRIENDS,

CO-WORKERS AND NEIGHBORS TO

WATCH GRAHAM'S PRERECORDED

MESSAGE AND TESTIMONIES FROM

CHRISTIAN MUSIC ARTISTS, LE

CRAY AND LACY STURN.

IT IS MY HOPE AND MY

PRAYER, AND MY FATHER'S

PRAYER, IS THAT THERE WILL

BE MANY TENS OF THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE ON NOVEMBER 7th WHO

WILL CONFESS THEIR SINS TO

GOD, ASK FOR HIS

FORGIVENESS, AND BY FAITH

BELIEVE ON THE NAME OF JESUS

CHRIST.

Reporter: GRAHAM WILL

TAKE PART, TOO, SURROUNDED

BY MORE THAN 800 GUESTS AT A

BIRTHDAY PARTY IN ASHVILLE,

NORTH CAROLINA.

CONSIDERED ONE OF THE

WORLD'S MOST ADMIRED MEN,

THE PREACHER AND PASTOR TO

PRESIDENTS HAS ALSO KEPT UP

WITH CURRENT EVENTS.

IN SEPTEMBER, HE WROTE TO

IRAN'S NEW PRESIDENT, ASKING

FOR THE RELEASE OF AMERICA'S

PASTOR, SAEED ABEDINI.

I SAID, DADDY, THERE IS A

PASTOR IN IRAN AND HE IS IN

PRISON BECAUSE OF HIS

FAITH.

AND I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF

YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO

WRITE A LETTER TO THE

PRESIDENT OF IRO IRAN TO

ASK FOR THIS MAN'S RELEASE.

HE IS GOING TO BE IN NEW

YORK.

AND DADDY SAID, ABSOLUTELY.

HE SAID, LET'S DO IT.

Reporter: HE ALSO

COMPLETED HIS LATEST

BOOK, "THE REASON FOR MY

HOPE."

Reporter: YOUR FATHER

WRITES IN THIS NEW BOOK, THE

REASON FOR MY HOPE,

SALVATION, AND THE PURPOSE

WAS TO SHARE WHAT HE HAS

LEARNED IN NEARLY A CENTURY

OF UNWAVERING ASSURANCE.

IT IS ABOUT HOPE IN

SALVATION THROUGH CHRIST.

HASN'T THAT BEEN HIS MESSAGE

THROUGHOUT HIS MINISTRY?

IT HAS.

AND WE'RE IN DANGER OF HELL,

AND PEOPLE ARE NOT CALLING

ON THE NAME OF ALMIGHTY

GOD.

GOD IS A GOD OF JUDGMENT.

AND HE IS GOING TO JUDGE

SIN.

TODAY HE WANTS TO FORGIVE

SIN.

HE IS EAGER TO FORGIVE SIN.

Reporter: GRAHAM SAYS

CONSIDERING HIS FATHER'S AGE

AND HEALTH, THIS WEEK'S

CRUSADE WILL LIKELY BE HIS

LAST.

Reporter: HOW IS HE

DOING?

HE IS DOING PRETTY GOOD.

I THINK IT IS REMARKABLE

THAT HE IS ABLE NOT ONLY TO

WRITE THIS BOOK THIS YEAR,

BUT DO THIS FILM, "THE

CROSS."

HE HAS BEEN HARD AT WORK

THIS YEAR, DOING TWO MAJOR

PROJECTS.

I'M PROUD OF HIM.

I WANT TO LEAVE YOU WITH

THE TRUTH, THAT HE LOVES

YOU, HE'S WILLING TO FORGIVE

YOU OF ALL OF YOUR SINS.

Reporter: JOHN JESSUP,

CBN NEWS, WASHINGTON.

UP NEXT, REMEMBERING THE

LEGACY OF A CHRISTIAN TV

PIONEER.

Charlene: TRINITY

BROADCASTING NETWORK CO

FOUNDER DR. PAUL KRAUSS

DIED, BUT HE KEPT DOING THE

WORK HE BELIEVED GOD CALLED

HIM TO DO RIGHT UP INTO THE

VERY END.

ALL OVER THE COUNTRY,

THEY'RE COMING TO KNOW

JESUS.

CHURCH, I THINK WE OUGHT TO

REJOICE BECAUSE THE WHOLE

WORLD IS BEING SAVED.

IT EVENTUALLY BECAME THE

WORLD'S LARGEST CHRISTIAN

TELEVISION NETWORK.

FELLOW MINISTERS JOINED

OTHERS ON CBN'S SOCIAL MEDIA

POURING OUT TRIBUTES.

JOHN HAGI POSTED, "PAUPAUL

CROUCH SPREAD THE GOSPEL OF

JESUS CHRIST TO THE NATIONS

OF THE WORLD EVERY DAY."

CROUCH PASSED AWAY, LOSING A

LONG BATTLE WITH CHRONIC

HEART PROBLEMS.

HE WAS HOSPITALIZED IN

OCTOBER, BUT SOON RETURNED

TO WORK.

HE BROADCAST FROM VARIOUS

LOCATIONS AROUND THE WORLD

IN RECENT WEEKS.

BUT HE MIGHT HAVE KNOWN HIS

TIME WAS SHORT.

HERE IS WHAT HE HAD TO SAY

TO HIS SON MATTHEW LAST

MONTH IN LONDON.

MY SON, YOUR WILDERNESS

IS JUST BEGINNING IN A WAY.

I'LL BE HEADING ON HOME TO

GLORY BEFORE LONG.

GOD BLESS YOU, BUT I CAN

TELL YOU, SON, THE SAME GOD

THAT PROVIDED FOR JAN AND ME

AND ALL OF THIS TBN FAMILY

WILL PROVIDE FOR YOU.

PAT ROBERTSON SAYS THE

WORLD OF CHRISTIAN

TELEVISION HAS SUFFERED A

GREAT LOSS.

Pat: PAUL WAS A DEAR

FRIEND OF MINE.

EVERY TIME I WAS WITH HIM,

IT WAS A REAL BOND.

WE'VE KNOWN EACH OTHER FOR

DECADES.

AND I'VE BEEN AMAZED AT THE

GROWTH OF TBN, THE IN

INDOMITABLE SPIRIT OF PAUL

CROUCH.

THE STATION AFTER STATION --

IT HAS BEEN REALLY VERY

REMARKABLE.

AGAIN, WE SHARE WITH MANY

THE MOURNING IN THE PASSING

OF OUR BROTHER.

BUT HE IS IN A BETTER

PLACE.

Charlene: CROUCH AND

HIS FAMILY CELEBRATED

TBN's 40th ANNIVERSARY

THIS YEAR, WITH 84 SATELLITE

CHANNELS, WITH MORE THAN

18,000 TV AFFILIATES.

BUT IN RECENT DAYS, THE

79-YEAR-OLD TBN FOUNDER HAD

BEEN SPEAKING OF HIS FINAL

DESTINY.

JUST THINK, FROM JESUS'

OWN LIPS, "WELL DONE, GOOD

AND FAITHFUL SERVANT."

Charlene: AND STAY WITH

US.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

PAUL CROUCH

Charlene: SARAH PALIN

HAS BEEN A FAVORITE OF

CHRISTIANS AND TEA PARTY

SUPPORTERS.

MOST RECENTLY SHE TOOK A

STAND FOR CELEBRATING OUR

JUDEO CHRISTIAN VALUES,

SPECIFICALLY DEFENDING

CHRISTMAS.

HERE IS A GLIMPSE OF AN

INTERVIEW WITH DAVID BRODY,

WHICH INSTANTLY BECAME ONE

OF OUR MOST POPULAR STORIES

OF THE YEAR.

David: EVEN THOUGH IT

HAS BEEN FIVE YEARS SINCE

SARAH PALIN RAN FOR VICE

PRESIDENT, HER FANS STILL

CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF HER.

THIS HAS BEEN THE

HIGHLIGHT OF MY LIFE.

IT IS HISTORY IN MAKING.

Reporter: THE HOOPLA IS

OVER PALIN'S NEW BOOK CALLED

"GOOD TIDINGS AND JOY,

PROTECTING THE HEART OF

CHRISTMAS."

IT IS A RALLYING CRY FOR

CHRISTIANS TO STAND UP

AGAINST THOSE WHO WANT TO

KEEP FAITH OUT OF THE PUBLIC

SQUARE.

WE WERE FOUNDED IN OUR

CHARTERS OF LIBERTY -- WE

ARE FOUNDED ON A JUDEO

CHRISTIAN FAITH THAT WOULD

ALLOW FOREVER THE RIGHT TO

EXPRESS OUR RESPECT FOR

FAITH IN AMERICA.

Reporter: PALIN SAYS

THOSE RIGHTS ARE UNDER

ATTACK FROM ATHEISTS, AND

SHE HAS A NAME FOR THEM IN

HER BOOK, JOE McSCROOGE.

HOW DANGEROUS IS A JOE

McSCROOGE?

THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION

BECAUSE A JOE McSCROOGE

ARMED WITH AN TENE ATTORNEY

IS QUITE DANGEROUS.

THAT'S OUR NEWS FOR

TODAY.

WE HERE AT CBN WISH YOU A

HAPPEN NEW YEAR AND MANY

BLESSINGS.

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