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Christian World News: April 25, 2014

This week on Christian World News: The greatest sacrifice. An attack on a Christian hospital in Afghanistan takes the lives of three doctors. Plus, the atheist country that's on its way to becoming the largest Christian nation on Earth. What ... ... Read Transcript


THIS WEEK ON CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS, THE GREATEST

SACRIFICE, AN ATTACK ON A

CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL IN

AFGHANISTAN TAKES THE LIVES

OF THREE DOCTORS.

Wendy: PLUS, THE

ATHEIST COUNTRY THAT IS ON

ITS WAY TO BECOMING THE

LARGEST CHRISTIAN NATION ON

EARTH.

WHAT EXPLAINS CHINA'S RAPID

CHURCH GROWTH.

George: AND...

I HAD TWO MINUTES, THAT'S

ALL I HAD.

AND THERE WERE PEOPLE THAT

DIED THAT I KNEW THAT DIDN'T

HAVE THAT TIME.

THEY DON'T HAVE THE REST OF

THE YEAR TO GET SAVED.

THEY HAD THAT DAY.

George: IN SECONDS, A

MUDSLIDE DEVASTATED AN

AMERICAN COMMUNITY.

THIS PASTOR SAYS HE'LL USE

THE TIME HE HAS LEFT TO

USHER MORE PEOPLE INTO

ETERNITY.

*

George: THE SAD

REMINDER THAT THOSE WHO

SERVE IN DESPERATE PLACES

SOMETIMES PAY THE HIGHEST

PRICE.

WELCOME, EVERYONE, TO THIS

WEEK'S EDITION OF CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS.

I'M GEORGE THOMAS.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

THREE AMERICAN DOCTORS DIED

IN AN ATTACK ON A CHRISTIAN

HOSPITAL IN AFGHANISTAN.

SOMEBODY ASKED THE QUESTION:

WHY WORK IN SUCH A DANGEROUS

PLACE?

George: BUT THE WIDOW

OF ONE OF THE VICTIMS IS

SAYING QUITE THE OPPOSITE,

AND SHE HAS A MESSAGE OF HER

OWN FOR THE MAN WHO KILLED

HER HUSBAND.

CAITLIN BURKE HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: DR. JERRY

LOVED THE AFGHAN PEOPLE.

HE HAD BEEN WORKING IN THE

COUNTRY FOR THE LAST SEVEN

YEARS, THROUGH THE CHRISTIAN

ORGANIZATION "CURE

INTERNATIONAL."

HIS WIFE SAYS IT WAS HIS

CALLING.

HE ALWAYS HAD THE DESIRE

TO BE THE HANDS AND FEET OF

CHRIST.

HE WAS ALWAYS A LIGHT FOR

CHRIST.

AND HE HAD A LOVE AND

COMMITMENT THAT HE EXPRESSED

FOR THE AFGHAN PEOPLE

BECAUSE OF THAT LOVE FOR

CHRIST.

Reporter: THE "CURE

INTERNATIONAL HOSPITAL" WAS

FOUNDED IN 2009.

AND IT TREATS ABOUT 37,000

PATIENTS A YEAR.

TWO YEARS AGO, THE DOCTOR

SPOKE ABOUT THE LIVES THE

HOSPITAL HAS HELPED SAVE.

MOST OF THESE KIDS HERE

WOULD BE DEAD.

THERE ARE VERY FEW OTHER

FACILITIES THAT CAN TAKE

CARE OF KIDS THIS SMALL.

Reporter: HIS WIFE SAYS

HER HUSBAND WOULD WANT

OTHERS TO OPEN THEIR HEARTS

TO THE AFGHAN PEOPLE, JUST

AS HE DID.

AND SHE OFFERED A MESSAGE OF

FORGIVENESS TO THE GUNMAN.

OUR FAMILY HAS SUFFERED A

GREAT LOSS.

WE DON'T HOLD ANY ILL-WILL

TOWARDS AFGHANISTAN IN

GENERAL, OR EVEN THE GUNMAN

WHO DID THIS.

Reporter: INVESTIGATORS

ARE STILL TRYING TO FIND A

MOTIVE FOR THE SHOOTING.

THE GUNMAN WAS TAKEN INTO

CUSTODY AFTER BEING TREATED

BY THE VERY HOSPITAL HE

ATTACKED.

HE SHOT HIMSELF AFTER THE

ATTACK.

HE WAS INITIALLY TREATED AT

THE "CURE" HOSPITAL AND HAS

NOW BEEN TRANSFERRED OUT OF

OUR FACILITY INTO THE

CUSTODY OF THE GOVERNMENT OF

AFGHANISTAN.

Reporter: ALONG WITH

THE DOCTOR, TWO OTHER

AMERICAN DOCTORS, A FATHER

AND SON, WERE ALSO KILLED.

AND A FEMALE HEALTH CARE

WORKER WAS INJURED.

PLEASE JOIN US IN PRAYING

FOR THE FAMILIES OF THE

VICTIMS AND THOSE AFFECTED

BY THE SHOOTING, AS WELL AS

THE PEACE IN AFGHANISTAN.

Reporter: CAITLIN

BURKE, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: "CURE

INTERNATIONAL" HAS OPERATES

IN ABOUT 10 COUNTRIES.

ITS MOTO IS "CURING THE SICK

AND PROCLAIMING THE KINGDOM

OF GOD."

DALE IS C.E.O. OF THE

MINISTRY, AND EPHRAIM GRAHAM

SPOKE WITH HIM ABOUT THE

ATTACK AND "CURE'S"

MISSION.

WHAT CAN YOU TELL US

ABOUT THE MOTIVE BEHIND THE

ATTACK?

IN REGARDS TO MOTIVE, IT

WOULD JUST BE SPECULATION AT

THIS POINT.

WE'RE WORKING WITH THE

AFGHAN AUTHORITIES.

I WOULD GUESS IT IS MORE

POLITICALLY MOTIVATED.

"CURE" HAS OPERATED IN

AFGHANISTAN FOR THE PAST 12

YEARS, GETTING ESTABLISHED

THERE SHORTLY AFTER 9/11.

AND WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO

FUNCTION THERE OPENLY AS A

CHRISTIAN ENTITY.

WE HAVE NEVER HAD ANYTHING

QUITE LIKE THIS OCCUR

BEFORE.

Reporter: HOW WILL THIS

AFFECT YOUR WORK GOING

FORWARD?

IF JERRY WAS ABLE TO

SPEAK INTO THE SITUATION, HE

WOULD WANT US TO CONTINUE TO

HAVE THAT RESOLVE TO SERVE

THE PEOPLE THAT HE GAVE HIS

LIFE FOR.

AND, YOU KNOW, WHEN I THINK

OF JERRY, I'M NOT GOING TO

JUST THINK ABOUT THE

INSTRUMENTS OF HIS LIFE.

I'M GOING TO THINK ABOUT THE

THOUSANDS OF AFGHAN CHILDREN

THAT HE WAS ABLE TO SAVE.

HE CAME TO AFGHANISTAN, AND

THROUGH THE "CURE

INTERNATIONAL HOSPITAL"

DIDN'T JUST TAKE CARE OF THE

LEAST OF THESE.

HE TOOK CARE OF THE SMALLEST

OF THESE BECAUSE HIS FOCUS

WAS ON PREMATURE BABIES THAT

WERE BORN IN OUR HOSPITAL

THERE.

SO HIS LEGACY IS GOING TO

LIVE ON IN THE LIVES OF

THESE KIDS WHO HAVE GONE ON

TO BE DOCTORS THEMSELVES,

POLICE OFFICERS, TEACHERS,

AND MAYBE SOME WILL EVEN

LEAD THE NATION SOME DAY.

Reporter: TELL US ABOUT

"CURE'S" MISSION.

WE DO ABOUT 20,000

SURGERIES A YEAR.

WE'RE PRIMARILY FOCUSED ON

CHILDREN.

AND WE'RE ABOUT THE GOSPEL.

WE COME IN TO NOT JUST

RESTORE THE BROKEN BODIES OF

CHILDREN, BUT ALSO THE

BROKEN RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN

GOD AND MANKIND.

AND SO WE CALL THAT OUR

50/50 MINISTRY, IF YOU

WILL.

IT IS EQUALLY IMPORTANT FOR

US TO DEAL WITH TEMPORAL

SUFFERING, AS WELL AS IL

ALLEVIATEING ETERNAL

SUFFERING.

THE MAJORITY OF OUR DOCTORS

ARE ACTUALLY FROM THE

COUNTRY THAT WE SERVE IN,

BECAUSE WE SET UP A TEACHING

SYSTEM WITHIN OUR MACHINE

NETWORK FROM DAY ONE.

WE DO A LOT OF TRAINING OF

SURGEONS, NURSES, AND

MIDWIVES AROUND THE WORLD.

AND A FEW DOCTORS WHO LEAVE

THEIR PRACTICES IN THE

WEST.

THEY LEAVE HIGH-PAYING

JOBS.

THEY'RE MOTIVATED FOR DOING

WHAT JESUS DID.

YOU'LL HEAR ME OFTEN SAY

THAT WE DON'T SIT AROUND AT

"CURE" AND WONDER WHAT WOULD

JESUS DO.

WE LOOK IN THE GOSPELS AND

WE SEE WHAT JESUS DID.

HE PROCLAIMED THE KINGDOM OF

GOD AND HE HEALED THE SICK.

THAT'S WHAT MOTIVATES THESE

DOCTORS.

Reporter: THANK YOU SO

MUCH FOR YOUR TIME, DOCTOR.

WE APPRECIATE IT.

MY PLEASURE.

THANK YOU.

Wendy: YOU CAN POST

YOUR COMMENTS, CONDOLENCES,

AND PRAYERS ON OUR CWN

Facebook PAGE.

George: EGYPT'S

CHRISTIANS ARE HOPING

THEY'LL BE BETTER PROTECTED

FROMv VIOLENCE WHEN THE

COUNTRY ELECTS A NEW

PRESIDENT NEXT MONTH, BUT

THAT MAY BE WISHFUL

THINKING.

Wendy: THE CHRISTIAN

MINORITY STILL FACES

PERSECUTION.

GARY LANE REPORTS.

Reporter: ISLAMIC

EXTREMISTS OFTEN ATTACK

EGYPTIAN CHURCHES DURING

CHRISTIAN HOLIDAYS.

BUT NOT THIS YEAR.

EASTER SERVICES, LIKE THIS

ONE LED BY THIS POPE, AT ST.

MARK'S CATHEDRAL PROCEEDED

WITHOUT INCIDENT.

PERHAPS THE TIGHT SECURITY

SERVED AS A CHECK FOR

TERRORISTS.

PEOPLE SAY THEY FELT SAFER

THIS YEAR THAN LAST YEAR.

ANWAR SAYS HE IS HOPING

PEACE AND STABILITY WILL

SOON RETURN TO HIS COUNTRY.

I HOPE THAT PEOPLE HERE

BECOME LOVING TO ONE ANOTHER

AGAIN, LIKE IN THE OLD DAYS,

WHEN PEOPLE USED TO VISIT

EACH OTHER AND WERE

FRIENDLIER.

Reporter: AND THAT'S

THE DESIRE OF MOST EYPTIANS,

WHO WANT TO LIVE IN PEACE

FROM THEIR NEIGHBORS, FREE

FROM ATTACK.

WITH ONLY A MONTH TO GO

BEFORE EYPTIANS ELECT A NEW

PRESIDENT, THIS FORMER ARMY

MEMBER IS FAVORED TO WIN.

HE HELPED TO REMOVE MORSI

FROM POWER.

BUT IF HE IS ELECTED

PRESIDENT, CAN HE PROTECT

CHRISTIANS?

CBN NEWS CONTRIBUTOR RAYMOND

IBRAHIM SAYS, CHRISTIANS MAY

STILL EXPERIENCE VIOLENCE.

THERE IS A MOB

MENTALITY.

AND NO MATTER WHO IS IN

CHARGE OF THE GOVERNMENT,

THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, THE

MILITARY, OR SISI, OR SO

FORTH, YOU HAVE THE MOB,

THAT IS EASILY PROVOKED.

AND THEN BEHIND THE MOB, YOU

HAVE THE ISLAMIC CLERKS WHO

INSIGHT THE MOB.

Reporter: AND THE

GOVERNMENT MAY BE UNABLE TO

STOP THEM.

IBRAHIM SAYS ATTACKS AGAIN

CHRISTIANS AND THEIR

CHURCHES USUAL HAPPEN ON

FRIDAYS, THE ISLAMIC DAY OF

PRAYER.

WHEN ENRAGED MILITANTS CAST

THEIR RAGE ON NON-MUSLIMS.

AND THIS IS MARY GEORGE --

WHAT HAPPENED TO HER?

IT IS A VERY UNFORTUNATE

STORY.

MARY GEORGE WAS YOUNG,

20ISH, A COPTIC WOMAN, WHO

DURING A FRIDAY -- I THINK

IT WAS MAYBE TWO OR THREE

WEEKS AGO -- WAS PARKING AT

A CHURCH.

HER CROSS IDENTIFIED HER.

THE CROSS IN HER REAR-VIEW

MIRROR OF HER CAR.

HER CAR WAS ATTACKED, AND

SHE WAS PULLED OUT, BATTLE

TEN, TORTURED, AND KILLED.

SHE WAS THERE DOING A VERY

CHRISTIAN THING, BASICALLY

BRINGING MEDICINE FOR AN

ELDERLY WOMAN WHO WAS IN

NEED OF IT.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HAS

AGREED TO HELP THE EGYPTIAN

GOVERNMENT COMBAT ISLAMIC

TERRORISM IN THE SINAI.

THE PENTAGON SAYS IT WILL

RESUME DELIVERY OF 10 APACHE

HELICOPTERS TO THE EGYPTIAN

MILITARY.

THE SHIPMENTS WERE HALTED

LAST YEAR AFTER THE ARMY

REMOVED THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD FROM POWER, AND

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS YET TO

APPOINT A NEW U.S.

AMBASSADOR TO EGYPT.

THE POSITION HAS BEEN VACANT

SINCE ANN PATTERSON LEFT THE

JOB NEARLY EIGHT MONTHS

AGO.

EYPTIANS SAID SHE WAS TOO

CLOSE TO THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD.

SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN

KERRY HAS RECOMMENDED THE

POSITION BE FILLED BY ROBERT

FORD.

HE IS THE FORMER AMBASSADOR

TO SYRIA.

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: THANKS, GARY.

AND TO SEE MORE OF RAYMOND

IBRAHIM'S ANALYSIS, LOG ON

TO GARY LANE'S BLOG CALLED

THE GLOBAL LANE

CBNNEWS.COM.

George: MORE THAN 200

PASTORS IN THE BORNO STATE

HAVE EITHER FLED, CLOSED

THEIR CHURCHES, OR BEEN

MURDERED BY THE MILITANT

ISLAMIC BOKO HARAM.

BUT CHRISTIAN LEADERS WHO

REMAIN ARE FASTING AND

PRAYING FOR THE REGION ONE

WEEK EACH MONTH.

ONE PASTOR SAID, QUOTE,"WE

HAVE TO STAY AND UP HOLD THE

NAME OF CHRIST IN THIS

STATE."

Wendy: PASTOR SAEED

ABEDINI SENT AN EASTER

MESSAGE OF HOPE FROM HIS

PRISON HOSPITAL BED.

HE IS SERVING AN EIGHT-YEAR

SENTENCE FOR HIS FAITH.

PART OF HIS MESSAGE

READS, QUOTE,"SOMETIMES WE

WANT TO EXPERIENCE THE GLOR

ANY AND RESURRECTION WITH

JESUS WITHOUT EXPERIENCING

DEATH WITH HIM.

WE DO NOT REALIZE THAT

UNLESS WE PASS THROUGH THE

PATH OF DEATH WITH CHRIST,

WE ARE NOT ABLE TO

EXPERIENCE RESURRECTION WITH

CHRIST."

HE SIGNED THE MESSAGE,

"PRISONER OF DARKNESS IN

IRAN, BUT FREE FOR THE

KINGDOM AND LIGHT."

George: UP NEXT,

COMMUNIST CHINA IS

OFFICIALLY ATHEIST, BUT IT

COULD ONE DAY BE THE LARGEST

CHRISTIAN COUNTRY IN THE

WORLD.

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Wendy: WELCOME BACK.

CHINA WILL BE THE WORLD MOST

CHRISTIAN NATION IN 15

YEARS.

BRITAIN'S U.K. NEWSPAPER

REPORTS A LEADING EXPERT ON

CHINA SAYS THE CHANGE WILL

HAPPEN IN LESS THAN A

GENERATION.

RIGHT NOW THERE ARE ABOUT

1.3 BILLION PEOPLE LIVING IN

THAT COUNTRY, AND IN 2010,

58 MILLION OF THEM WERE

PROTESTANTS, BUT BY 2025,

THAT NUMBER COULD SKYROCKET

TO ABOUT 168 MILLION, AND BY

2030, CHINA'S TOTAL

CHRISTIAN POPULATION,

INCLUDING CATHOLICS, WILL

HIT 247 MILLION, MAKING IT

THE LARGEST CHRISTIAN NATION

ON THE EARTH.

THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF

CHINA IS AN ATHEIST COUNTRY,

BUT THE GOVERNMENT ALLOWS

OFFICIAL CHURCHES TO MEET,

AND THERE IS A HUGE

UNDERGROUND CHURCH.

George: SOME DRAMATIC

NUMBERS.

GORDON CHANG LIVED AND

WORKED IN CHINA FOR TWO

DECADES.

HE IS NOW AN AUTHORç AND

CONTRIBUTOR AT FORBES.COM.

I SPOKE TO HIM ABOUT THIS

EXCITING DEVELOPMENT.

GORDON, WHAT ACCOUNTS FOR

THIS REMARKABLE GROWTH OF

CHRISTIANITY IN CHINA?

WELL, I THINK BECAUSE THEç

ATHEISM, WHICH IS THE

OFFICIAL DOCTRINE OF THE

COMMUNIST PARTY IS

COMPLETELY UNSATISFIED.

AND ESPECIALLY A MODERNIZING

SOCIETY, PEOPLE WANT TO

BELIEVE IN SOMETHING.

AND THAT'S WHY YOU'RE SEEING

THE UNSTOPPABLE RISE OF

CHRISTIANITY, OF

CATHOLICISM, AND PROTESTANT

FAITH IN CHINA RIGHT NOW.

George: AND, GORDON,

WE'RE EVEN HEARING REPORTS

THAT MEMBERS OF THE

COMMUNIST PARTY ARE TURNING

TO JESUS CHRIST.

WELL, MANY PARTY MEMBERS

ARE SECRETLY CHRISTIANS, OR

SECRETLY MEMBERS OF OTHER

FAITHS.

THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT

BECAUSE THE COMMUNIST PARTY

REALLY CANNOT MAINTAIN

DISCIPLINE ON ITS OWN

MEMBERS.

AND WE SAW THE EXTRAORDINARY

RENOUNCIATION OF THE

PATRIOTIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH

BY A BISHOP WHO WAS BEING

CONSECRATED.

THIS IS SOMETHING VERY

IMPORTANT BECAUSE PEOPLE IN

CHINA, CHRISTIANS, EVEN

THOSE PART OF THE OFFICIAL

CHURCH, WANT TO WORSHIP THE

VATICAN.

THEY WANT TO WORSHIP IN

THEIR OWN WAYS, IN THEIR OWN

HOMES.

THIS IS REALLY A VERY

IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENT.

George: WHAT DO YOU

ACCOUNT FOR THIS

CONTRADICTION.

IS THIS THE IDEA THAT THEY

KNOW CHRISTIANITY IS

GROWING, AND THAT IT CAN BE

GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY, BUT

YET IT HAS 50-PLUS YEARS OF

LAWS ON THE BOOK, IN

ESSENCE, THAT LESSENS

CHRISTIANITY AND ITS ROLE IN

SOCIETY.

THE COMMUNIST PARTY WILL

NOT ACCOMMODATE ANY OTHER

ORGANIZATION.

SO IT WANTS TO DO AWAY WITH

RELIGION.

NOW, IT CAN'T DO THAT, SO IT

HAS TO HAVE THESE PATRIOTIC

CHURCHES, WHICH IT TRIES TO

CONTROL.

BUT MANY CHINESE WANT TO

PRAY IN THEIR OWN WAY,

WITHOUT THE INTERFERENCE OF

THE STATE.

AND THAT'S WHY WE HAVE THESE

UNDERGROUND CHURCHES.

George: GORDON, AS YOU

KNOW, THE GOVERNMENT DOES

NOT RECOGNIZE THE VATICAN OR

ITS APPOINTED LEADERS

THERE.

IS THERE ANY CHANGE IN THAT

RELATIONSHIP THAT YOU SEE

GOING DOWN THE ROAD?

THERE ARE A NUMBER OF

STUMBLING BLOCKS, INCLUDING

WHO GETS TO APPROVE BISHOPS

IN CHINA, AND AS WELL AS

TAIWAN, BECAUSE THE CATHOLIC

CHURCH NOW RECOGNIZES TAIWAN

AS CHINA.

AND THAT WOULD HAVE TO

CHANGE, AT LEAST AS FAR AS

THE COMMUNIST PARTY IS

CONCERNED.

George: TERRIFIC.

GORDON CHANG, THANK YOU SO

MUCH, AS ALWAYS, FOR YOUR

INSIGHTS ON THIS STORY.

THANK YOU.

Wendy: COMING UP...

THERE IS A DAY APPOINTED

FOR EVERYBODY.

AND NOBODY GETS TO THAT DAY

WITHOUT GOD'S PERMISSION.

THAT APPOINTED DAY BELONGS

TO GOD.

LIFE AND DEATH ARE IN HIS

HANDS.

Wendy: AND AMERICAN

COMMUNITY IS DEVASTATED BY A

MUDSLIDE.

HOW GOD IS AT WORK IN THE

MIDST OF THEIR TRAGEDY.

.

George: AND WELCOME

BACK TO CHRISTIAN WORLD

NEWS.

HERE IN THE UNITED STATES,

MORE THAN THREE DOZEN PEOPLE

DIED IN A SUDDEN MUDSLIDE

THIS MONTH.

IN SECONDS, AN ENTIRE

COMMUNITY WAS ENGULFED.

Wendy: SO TRAFFIC.

NOW THE SURVIVORS, WHILE

GRATEFUL TO BE ALIVE, ARE

LOOKING FOR ANSWERS.

DAVID BRODY BRINGS US THIS

STORY FROM WASHINGTON

STATE.

David: ALONG ROUTE 30,

THE WAY TO THE DEVASTATING

MUDSLIDE IS LINED WITH

SIGNS, "OSO STRONG," AND

"GOD BLESSOSO," MESSAGES

BLESS OSO."

AND WHILE THIS ROAD IS

CLOSED, THERE ARE NOW OPEN

ROADS TO PEOPLE'S HEARTS.

BECAUSE THIS TRAGEDY HAS

GIVEN PASTORS AN OPPORTUNITY

IN THIS AREA TO TALK TO

PEOPLE ABOUT JESUS.

PASTOR MICHAEL DUNCAN IS ONE

OF THOSE SPREADING THE

WORD.

HE AND HIS WIFE SHARE A

UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE.

THEY MISSED THE MUDSLIDE BY

JUST TWO MINUTES.

IT IS HARD TO TALK ABOUT

BECAUSE I DON'T THINK I

DESERVE TO BE THE MAN THAT

WAS SAVED BY TWO MINUTES.

DAVID: YET HERE HE IS,

ALIVE AND TRYING TO MAKE THE

MOST OF IT.

WE DON'T HAVE DAYS LEFT.

I HAD TWO MINUTES, THAT'S

ALL I HAD.

AND THERE WERE PEOPLE THAT

DIED THAT I KNEW THAT DIDN'T

HAVE THAT TIME.

THEY DON'T HAVE THE REST OF

THE YEAR TO GET SAVED.

THEY HAD THAT DAY.

David: AMANDA ALMOST

JOINED THE DEAD.

HER HOME SLID 600 FEET

BEFORE STOPPING.

I KNOW THAT GOD WAS WITH

US BECAUSE AS IT WAS GOING,

I CRIED OUT TO HIM, AND I

SAID, PLEASE SAVE US.

David: BUT WHAT ABOUT

THOSE NOT SAVED?

MANY ASK WHERE WAS GOD FOR

THEM?

PASTOR DUNCAN EXPLAINS IT

THIS WAY.

GOD IS RIGHT IN THE

MIDDLE OF ALL OF THIS.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT GOD

BRINGS THE DAY OF DISASTER,

AS WELL AS THE DAY OF

BLESSING.

THAT GOD IS NOT

NECESSARILY -- WE DON'T

CHARGE GOD WITH A FAULT.

HE IS NOT WRONG IN LETTING

THESE THINGS HAPPEN.

THERE IS A DAY APPOINTED FOR

EVERYBODY.

AND NOBODY GETS TO THAT DAY

WITHOUT GOD'S PERMISSION.

THAT APPOINTED DAY BELONGS

TO GOD.

LIFE AND DEATH ARE IN HIS

HANDS.

David: AND THAT'S A

THEME PREACHED BY PASTORS UP

HERE.

MANY ARE LISTENING AND

SEEKING HELP.

AND ABOUT 32 HAVE COME IN

THIS LAST WEEK OR SO JUST

FOR PRAYER AND TO FIND OUT

MORE ABOUT COMFORT.

AND SO IT HAS BEEN A GREAT

OPPORTUNITY TO MEET NEW

PEOPLE AND SHARE WITH THEM

THE LOVE AND POWER OF

CHRIST.

David: THIS AREA OF

THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST NEEDS

TO HEAR ABOUT JESUS.

STATISTICS SHOW IT HAS THE

LEAST AMOUNT OF

BIBLE-BELIEVING CHRISTIANS

IN THE COUNTRY.

IT IS PERHAPS IN THE TOP

FIVE UNCHURCHED AREAS OF THE

UNITED STATES.

AND SO THERE IS A REAL

OPPORTUNITY NOW FOR THE

CHURCH OR CHURCHES TO RISE

UP AND SHOW THE LOVE OF

GOD.

David: AND SOME ARE

GETTING CLOSER TO GOD

THROUGH THIS ORDEAL.

PASTOR DUNCAN TOLD US ABOUT

A WOMAN WHO LOST A FAMILY

MEMBER.

SHE IS NOT SAVED YET, I

DON'T BELIEVE SHE IS.

BUT SHE IS INQUIRING ABOUT

GOD NOW, WHERE SHE WOULDN'T

TALK ABOUT GOD AT ALL.

SHE WANTS TO KNOW ABOUT

ETERNAL THINGS.

IS MY LOVED ONE WITH GOD IN

HEAVEN?

WHAT'S HAPPENED?

WHAT COMES NEXT?

AND THOSE ARE THE QUESTIONS

THAT WILL LEAD HER TO A

RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST.

David: THE PAIN WILL

LINGER FOR SOME TIME IN THIS

MAJESTIC AREA OF THE

COUNTRY, BUT A MAJESTIC GOD

IS MAKING HIS PRESENCE FELT

DURING A TIME OF GREAT AGONY

AND SUFFERING.

DAVID BRODY, CBN NEWS, IN

OSO, WASHINGTON.

Wendy: WOW, OUR PRAYERS

GO OUT TO THOSE PEOPLE.

George: IN THE MIDDLE

OF THAT GREAT AGONY, IT IS

GREAT THAT PEOPLE BEGIN TO

TURN TO GOD AND ASK THE

QUESTIONS.

Wendy: AND I LIKE WHAT

THAT PASTOR SAID, NO ONE

GOES BEFORE THEIR TIME.

GOD WON'T ALLOW IT.

George: YES.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THIS

COMMUNITY.

FOLKS, WE'LL BE BACK RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Wendy: FINALLY THIS

WEEK, ARCHEOLOGISTS ARE

UNCOVERING MAJOR DISCOVERIES

AS A SITE IN ISRAEL.

George: INCLUDING, GET

THIS, A SYNAGOGUE THAT JESUS

MAY HAVE VISITED.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: THE VILLAGE

IS CALLED MAGDALA, THE HOME

OF MARY MAGDALENEMENT.

> MARY MAGDALENE.

SHE LIVED HERE.

Reporter: THIS ISRAELI

ARCHEOLOGIST OVERSEES THE

EXPLORATION AT MAGDALA.

HE SAYS THE CITY LAID HIDDEN

ALL THIS TIME BY JUST A

SMALL LAYER OF DIRT.

YOU HAVE THIS AND YOU

HAVE THE WALL, WAITING FOR

US 2,000 YEARS.

Reporter: THE MOST

IMPORTANT DISCOVERY HERE IN

MAGDALA HAS BEEN A SYNAGOGUE

DATING BACK TO THE TIME OF

JESUS.

ACCORDING TO ARCHEOLOGISTS,

IT IS THE FIRST SYNAGOGUE

UNCOVERED IN THE GALILEE.

AN EXPRESSION THAT

APPEARS MANY TIMES IN

SEVERAL PLACES OF THE

GOSPEL.

JESUS WENT AROUND GALILEE,

PREACHING IN THEIR

SYNAGOGUES.

SO THIS IS THE CLOSEST

SYNAGOGUE TO CAPERNAUM,

WHERE HE LIVED.

Reporter: THEY

DISCOVERED A 2,000-YEAR-OLD

TREASURE, AND THEY CALL IT

THE MAGDALA STONE, AND

ARCHEOLOGISTS IT IS THE MOST

IMPORTANT DISCOVERY IN

DECADES.

FATHER KELLY OF THE CATHOLIC

ORDER LEGIONNAIRES OF CHRIST

SHOWED US A REPLICA WHILE

OVERLOOKING THE TEMPLE

MOUNT.

THIS PARTICULAR MAG

MAGDALA STONE IS ONE OF THE

MOST IMPORTANT DISCOVERIES.

THAT IS QUITE THE

STATEMENT.

Reporter: THE MENORAH

ON THE STONE IS

ONE-OF-A-KIND, THE FIRST ONE

DISCOVERED BEFORE THE

DESTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLE IN

70 A.D.

THE LEGIONNAIRES OF CHRIST

OWN THE LAND AND ARE

BUILDING AN ENTIRE CENTER

WITH AN ARCHEOLOGICAL PARK,

HOTEL, AND SPIRITUAL

CENTER.

FATHER SALANA DREAMED UP THE

PROJECT AND WANTS IT TO BE A

CENTER FOR ALL.

I'M PRETTY SURE IT IS A

GIFT FOR ALL, FOR THE WORLD,

FOR CULTURES AND FOR ISRAEL,

OF COURSE.

Reporter: VISITORS SEE

THE BIBLE COME TO LIFE.

THE ORDER IS IN THE SHAPE

OF A BOAT, A FISHERMAN'S

BOAT.

YOU'RE REMINDED OF JESUS

STANDING IN THE BOAT,

PREACHING TO THE PEOPLE ON

THE SHORE.

BUT FOR ME, THE WHOLE GOSPEL

STORY HAS COME ALIVE FOR ME

HERE.

AND IT WILL NEVER MEAN THE

SAME EVER AGAIN.

Reporter: FATHER SALANA

SEES THE MOTO OF THE CENTER,

A LATIN PHRASE FOR "GO INTO

THE DEEP."

IT'S A MESSAGE FOR TODAY.

JESUS TELLS US, GO INTO

THE DEEP, TRY AGAIN.

YOU CAN GO.

GO, GO.

THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL MESSAGE

THAT THE WORLD NEEDS IN THIS

MOMENT, WITH FINANCIAL

CRISIS, PROBLEMS WITH JOBS,

MANY SITUATIONS.

AND WE NEED TO TRY AGAIN.

GOD IS ON OUR SIDE.

Reporter: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS, MAGDALA,

ON THE SEA OF GALILEE.

Wendy: WHAT A GREAT

MESSAGE TO WRAP UP OUR

SHOW.

WE NEED TO TRY AGAIN.

GO INTO THE DEEP, GEORGE.

George: GO INTO THE

DEEP.

I LOVE IT.

Wendy: I'LL GO WITH

YOU.

George: FOLKS, THAT'S

IT FOR THIS EDITION OF

CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS.

Wendy: UNTIL NEXT WEEK,

FROM ALL OF US HER AT

CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS,

GOOD-BYE AND, OF COURSE, GOD

BLESS YOU.

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