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Christian World News: May 16, 2014

This week on Christian World News: As Nigeria continues the search for 300 kidnapped schoolgirls, one victim of Boko Haram talks about her personal experience with the terrorist group. Plus, the healing rooms of Spokane, Washington. 100 years ... Read Transcript


THIS WEEK ON CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS, AS NIGERIA

CONTINUES TO SEARCH FOR 300

KIDNAPPED SCHOOL GIRLS, THIS

VICTIM OF BOKO HARAM TALKS

ABOUT HER PERSONAL

EXPERIENCE WITH THE

TERRORIST GROUP.

PLUS...THE HEALING ROOM.

100 YEARS AGO AN AMERICAN

MINISTER STARTED A HEALING

REVIVAL IN THE U.S.

TODAY SOME ARE TAKING HIS

LEGACY TO THE WORLD.

AND ANCIENT ARTIFACTS FROM

THE TIME OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC,

AND JACOB, WHAT THEY'RE

TELLING US ABOUT THE BIBLE

AND ITS CHARACTERS.

*

Wendy: A BOKO HARAM

SURVIVOR SHARES HER STORY OF

TERROR AND FAITH.

HELLO, EVERYONE, I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

WELL, IT'S BEEN JUST OVER A

MONTH SINCE NEARLY 300

SCHOOL GIRLS WERE KIDNAPPED

AS THEY SLEPT IN THEIR

NIGERIAN BOARDING SCHOOL.

THE KIDNAPPING HAS PUT THE

SPOTLIGHT ON A NOTORIOUS

TERROR GROUP.

FOR MORE THAN FIVE YEARS,

BOKO HARAM HAS COMMITTED

COUNTLESS ATROCITIES AGAINST

CHRISTIANS AND OTHERS.

GARY LANE HAS THE STORY OF

ONE NIGERIAN SCHOOL GIRL WHO

OVERCAME A MURDEROUS ASSAULT

ON HER OWN FAMILY.

Reporter: DEBRA PLAYED

WITH SOME OF THE 276 SCHOOL

GIRLS KIDNAPPED BY THE BOKO

HARAM TERROR GROUP.

SHE SAYS HER MOTHER ONCE

ATTENDED THE SAME SCHOOL

WHERE THE GIRLS WERE

KIDNAPPED.

SHE HAS EXPERIENCED HER OWN

HORRORS BEFORE BOKO HARAM.

ONE NIGHT SHE WATCHED AS

THREE GUNMEN ENTERED HER

HOUSE AND KILLED HER FATHER

AFTER HE REFUSED TO DENY

CHRIST.

AND THEY ALSO KILLED HER

14-YEAR-OLD BROTHER, CALEB.

THEY SHOOT HIM TWICE IN

HIS CHEST.

AND SO HE FALL.

WHEN HE FALL, HE

STARTED, LIKE, MOVING.

SO THEY GO AHEAD AND SHOOT

HIM AGAIN.

ONE IN HIS MOUTH, AND THEN

HE FALL DOWN AND DIED.

SO...I WAS IN SHOCK.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS

HAPPENING.

Reporter: DEBRA'S

MOTHER, A FORMER MUSLIM, WAS

AWAY FROM HOME AT THE TIME.

SHORTLY AFTER AMERICAN

CHILDREN OF 9/11 VICTIMS

INVITED DEBRA TO ATTEND A

CAMP IN THE U.S.

WHILE SHE SURVIVED A TERROR

ATTACK, SHE COULD NOT MAKE

IT THROUGH THE BUREAUCRACY

OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT AND

WAS TWICE DENIED A REQUEST.

THEY SAID TO HER, YOU

CAN'T MAKE THIS -- THEY SAID

TO HER, YOU DON'T HAVE

FAMILY TIES.

THEY ESSENTIALLY

RETRAUMATIZED A GIRL WHO'S

FAMILY WAS EXTERMINATED BY

TERRORISTS.

Reporter: THIS IS THE

SAME DEPARTMENT THAT ONLY

RECENTLY LABELLED BOKO HARAM

A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION.

ANITA SAYS, UNTIL LAST

NOVEMBER, DEPARTMENT

OFFICIALS LIKE FORMER

ASSISTANT SECRETARY JOHNNY

CARSON REJECTED THE IDEA

THAT BOKO HARAM REPRESENTS

MUSLIMS.

HE GAVE A SPEECH BEFORE

US THAT IT WAS A THINK-TANK

IN HERE THAT SAID IT HAD

NOTHING TO DO WITH

RELIGION.

WHEN YOU FRAME IT IN THE

RIGHT CONTEXT, WHEN YOU HAVE

THE RIGHT STATEMENT, THEN

YOU CAN HAVE AN APPROPRIATE

RESPONSE TO THAT.

Reporter: WHEN DEBRA

TALKED TO CBN NEWS, SHE MADE

IT CLEAR WHY BOKO HARAM

TARGETED HER FAMILY.

IN IRAN, THEY SAID ANY

CHRISTIAN WHO REFUSES TO

CONVERT IS DEAD.

Reporter: YOU THINK IF

YOU'RE MOTHER HAD BEEN HOME,

THEY WOULD HAVE KILLED HER

AS WELL?

YES.

BECAUSE THEY WERE TARGETING

HER -- EVEN NOW THEY ARE

LOOKING FOR HER.

IF THEY SEE HER, THEY WILL

KILL HER.

Reporter: WHY DID THEY

KILL YOUR FATHER?

BECAUSE, NUMBER ONE, HE

IS A PASTOR.

AND THE SECOND ONE, HE

MARRIED MY MOTHER -- WHEN HE

MARRIED MY MOTHER, HE TURNED

MY MOTHER TO A CHRISTIAN.

SO THEY WERE ANGRY WITH

HIM.

Reporter: HAD YOUR

FATHER LED OTHER MUSLIMS TO

CHRISTIANITY?

YEAH.

Reporter: SHE SUGGESTS

WORLD LEADERS TAKE A MORE

AGGRESSIVE RESPONSE IN ORDER

TO STOP THESE ATTACKS.

IF THE WORLD CAN UNITE,

LET'S KNOCK THEM OUT NOW.

THEY KNOW WHAT WILL GET OUR

ATTENTION.

Reporter: AS FOR DEBRA,

SHE FINALLY ACHIEVED A

STUDENT VISA AND NOW ATTENDS

SCHOOL IN THE U.S.

WHAT DOES THEY WANT PEOPLE

TO LEARN FROM HER STORY?

THEY WILL UNDERSTAND AND

THEY WILL KNOW MORE AND MORE

OF WHAT GOD SAYS.

AND THEY WILL, LIKE,

UNDERSTAND WHAT IT MEANS TO

STAND STRONG.

Reporter: A 15-YEAR-OLD

NIGERIAN STUDENT STANDING

STRONG IN VICTORY OVER

ISLAMIC TERRORISM, AND

PRAYING THAT HER CHRISTIAN

FRIENDS WILL SOON BE

REUNITED WITH THEIR

FAMILIES.

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: WHAT A

COURAGEOUS YOUNG GIRL.

OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH HER AND

THE OTHER GIRLS THERE IN

NIGERIA, AND FOR MORE OF

GARY'S EXCLUSIVE REPORTING,

MAKE SURE YOU CHECK OUT HIS

BLOG "THE GLOBAL LANE," ON

OUR WEBSITE, CBNNEWS.COM.

A JUDGE IN SUDAN HAS

SENTENCED A PREGNANT

CHRISTIAN WOMAN TO DEATH

BECAUSE SHE WON'T GIVE UP

HER CHRISTIAN FAITH.

MERIAM IBRAHIM WAS CONVICTED

OF APOSTASY ON SUNDAY AFTER

SHE WOULDN'T CONVERT TO

ISLAM.

SHE WAS GIVEN FOUR DAYS TO

CHANGE HER MIND.

WHEN SHE DID NOT, THE JUDGE

SENTENCED HER TO DEATH.

IBRAHIM SAYS SHE HAS NEVER

BEEN A MUSLIM.

CHILDREN OF AN ISLAMIC

FATHER IN SUDAN ARE

CONSIDERED MUSLIMS, BUT SHE

SAYS HER MUSLIM FATHER LEFT

THE FAMILY WHEN SHE WAS

YOUNG, AND SHE WAS RAISED A

CHRISTIAN BY HER ETHIOPIAN

MOTHER.

SHE WAS ALSO SENTENCED TO

100 LASHES FOR ADULTERY.

SHE AND HER HUSBAND WERE

MARRIED IN 2011, BUT

SUDANESE LAW DOES NOT

RECOGNIZE HER MARRIAGE TO A

CHRISTIAN.

THE JUDGE DELAYED THE

SENTENCES UNTIL AFTER THE

BABY IS BORN.

SHE IS EIGHT MONTHS

PREGNANT.

TINA RAMEREZ IS THE FOUNDER

OF "HARD WIRED."

AND SHE JOINS US BY SKYPE.

WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT

THIS CHRISTIAN WOMAN ACCUSED

OF APOSTASY.

MARIAM'S CASE WAS

FINALIZED YESTERDAY BY THE

COURT.

AS YOU MAY KNOW, SHE

RECEIVED 100 LASHES FOR

ADULTERY AND SHE GOT

SENTENCED AND IT WAS

CONFIRMED.

AND THAT'S BECAUSE SHE WOULD

NOT RENOUNCE HER FAITH.

SHE SAID IT ISN'T A MATTER

OF CONVERSION.

I'VE ALWAYS BEEN A

CHRISTIAN.

THAT'S WHY THEY ARE ACCUSING

HER OF ADULTERY AND APOSTASY

AND GIVING HER THE SENTENCE

SHE GOT.

SHE IS NOW IN PRISON AND

WILL REMAIN THERE UNTIL THE

SENTENCE IS OVERTURNED

THROUGH THE APPEALS PROCESS,

WHICH COULD TAKE YEARS.

Wendy: THE U.S. STATE

DEPARTMENT SAYS IT IS DEEPLY

DISTURBED AT THE SITUATION.

IS THAT ENOUGH?

PUNISHES NO.

THE SAD THING IS THAT THE

UNITED STATES DIDN'T GET

INVOLVED IN THE CASE UNTIL

THEY ISSUED A STATEMENT.

FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND FROM

THE LAWYER, THEY NEVER EVEN

MET WITH THEM.

THE BRITISH, THE CANADIANS,

THE U.K., THE E.U.

GOVERNMENT HAVE MET WITH THE

LAWYER, BUT THE U.S. HAS

NOT.

SO THERE IS A HUGE FAILURE

FROM THE UNITED STATES.

THE HUSBAND, DANIEL, HAD

EVEN BEEN TRYING TO GET A

VISA FOR HIS WIFE AND CHILD

TO COME TO THE U.S. PRIOR TO

THIS.

AND THERE WERE MANY

COMPLICATIONS AND IT STILL

HASN'T BEEN PROCESSED.

WHAT MORE CAN THEY DO?

THEY CAN PROCESS IT MORE

QUICKLY AND INTERVENE AND

ACTUALLY MEET WITH THE

LAWYER AND DO SOMETHING.

Wendy: SUDAN'S

PRESIDENT COULD FREE HER.

IS HE LIKELY TO DO THAT?

NO.

FROM WHAT I HEAR ON THE

GROUND, THIS HAS BECOME A

POLITICAL ISSUE.

PRESIDENT BASHAR IS UNDER

PRESSURE FROM ISLAMIC

COUNTRIES IN THE EAST.

AND THEY WANT TO GALVANIZE

THEIR SUPPORT THROUGH THEM,

WHICH HAS BEEN A HOTBED FOR

ISLAMIC EXTREMISM AND

SUPPORT.

IT HAS BECOME A POLITICAL

ISSUE.

Wendy: TINA, THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION STILL HAS NOT

NAMED A RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

AMBASSADOR.

WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT

U.S. COMMITMENT TO RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM AROUND THE WORLD?

IT IS CLEAR THAT THIS IS

NOT A PRIORITY.

THE ONLY THING OBAMA HAS

DONE IS GIVE A GREAT SPEECH

AT THE NATIONAL PRAYER

BREAKFAST.

EVEN THE FIRST AMBASSADOR

TOOK OVER TWO YEARS TO

APPOINT AND HAVE CONFIRMED

BY THE SENATE.

SO THE LACK OF CARE IN THIS

CASE, ON TOP OF THE FACT

THEY'RE NEVER GETTING ON TOP

OF THE ISSUE, THEY'RE ALWAYS

FALLING BEHIND, AND HAVING

TO DEAL WITH CRISES IS JUST

INDICATIVE OF THE PROBLEM

WITH THE ADMINISTRATION AND

THEIR POLICY.

Wendy: DEFINITELY A

STORY WE HAVE TO PRAY

ABOUT.

TINA, THANKS SO MUCH FOR

JOINING US.

WE APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU.

Wendy: SURVIVORS AND

FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS OF

THE 9/11 ATTACKS ON NEW YORK

CITY OBSERVED A DAY OF

REMEMBRANCE AT GROUND ZERO

THIS WEEK.

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND OTHER

DIGNITARIES JOINED THEM TO

DEDICATE A MUSEUM DEVOTED TO

TELLING THE STORY OF THAT

DAY.

CAITLIN BURKE REPORTS.

Reporter: IT'S A MUSEUM

THAT FULFILLS A PROMISE TO

NEVER FORGET.

President Obama: HERE

WE TELL THEIR STORY, SO THAT

GENERATIONS YET UNBORN WILL

NEVER FORGET.

Reporter: THE EXHIBITS

HERE TELL THE STORIES OF THE

NEARLY 3,000 PEOPLE KILLED

AND THE TERROR ATTACKS OF

9/11.

A PLACE OF BOTH SILENCE AND

THE SOUNDS OF TRAGEDY.

ON SEPTEMBER 11TH.

I'M ON THE 35TH FLOOR.

JUST RELAYED A COMMAND POST.

WE'RE TRYING TO GET UP.

Reporter: THE MUSEUM

REACHES SEVEN STORIES DOWN,

ALL THE WAY TO THE BEDROCK

THAT SUPPORTED THE TOWERS.

IT IS A SACRED PLACE, BOTH

CHILLING AND HEARTBREAKING.

THE MUSEUM IS A PLACE

WHERE YOU CAN COME TO

UNDERSTAND 9/11 THROUGH THE

LIVES OF THOSE WHO WERE

KILLED AND THE LIVES OF

THOSE WHO RUSHED HERE TO

HELP.

Reporter: THE MUSEUM

HOUSES 10,000 ARTIFACTS.

STAIRS THAT LED SO MANY

SURVIVORS TO SAFETY.

THE CROSS OF STEEL BEAMS

FOUND AT GROUND ZERO.

A MANGLED FIRE TRUCK.

IT'S EMOTIONAL, VERY,

VERY EMOTIONAL.

THEY HAVE THE POWER TO

NOT ONLY HONOR THE DEAD, BUT

TO INSPIRE THE LIVING

THROUGH THESE EXHIBITS AND

THROUGH THIS ACCESS TO THIS

VERY SACRED PLACE.

Reporter: AMONG THE

STORIES OF HEROISM ARE

SNIPPETS ABOUT THE

HIJACKERS, INCLUDING A BRIEF

HISTORY OF AL-QAEDA.

OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS,

THAT SMALL PART OF THE

MUSEUM HAS COME UNDER FIRE.

ISLAMISTS ACTIVISTS ASKING

THAT TERMS LIKE "ISLAMIST

EXTREMISM AND JIHADIST" BE

REMOVED.

MEANWHILE, TODAY'S

DEDICATION, KICKING OFF WITH

A SPEECH FROM PRESIDENT

OBAMA, AL WIT ALONG WITH

SURVIVORS, VICTIMS'

FAMILIES, AND FIRST

RESPONDERS.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN.

Wendy: THANKS,

CAITLIN.

UP NEXT, THEY'RE ERECTING A

HEALING REVIVAL THAT ONCE

SHOOK AMERICA AND IS NOW

GOING GLOBAL.

Wendy: WELCOME BACK TO

CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS.

WELL, FEW PEOPLE TODAY HAVE

HEARD OF JOHN G. LAKE, BUT

HE HAD A PROFOUND INFLUENCE

AND HEALING MINISTRIES RIGHT

HERE IN THE UNITED STATES.

AND HE WAS A LEADER IN THE

PENTECOSTAL MOVEMENT IN THE

20th CENTURY.

AT DAVID BRODY REPORTS, HIS

LEGACY LIVES ON TODAY WITH

THE REOPENING OF THE HEALING

ROOM IN SPOKAN, WASHINGTON.

David: AT THE AGE OF

16, JOHN G. LAKE GAVE HIS

LIFE TO CHRIST DURING A

SALVATION ARMY REVIVAL

MEETING.

HE MOVED TO AFRICA AND BEGAN

A POWERFUL MINISTRY.

IN 1914, LAKE RETURNED TO

THE U.S. AND SETTLED DOWN IN

SPOKAN, WASHINGTON.

AND THERE HE OPENED UP THE

HEALING ROOM, A PLACE WHERE

PEOPLE COULD PRAY AND SEEK

GOD.

OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS,

HIS MINISTRY DOCUMENTED MORE

THAN 100,000 HEALINGS.

SPOKAN BECAME KNOWN NOT ONLY

AS THE HEALTHIEST CITY IN@c@c

AMERICA, BUT THE HEALTHIEST

CITY@c IN THE WORLD.@#@#

JOHN G. LAKE HAD A HUNGER@#@#

FOR GOD.@#@c

HE HAD A HUNGRY FOR THE@#@#

TRUTH, THE WORD.@#@#

AND OUT OF THAT WORD, HE HAD@#@#

COME TO THE DISCOVERY THAT

GOD WASN'T JUST ABLE TO

HEAL, BUT HE WAS WILLING TO

HEAL.

David: NOW CAL PIERCE

DIRECTS THE HEALING ROOM'S

MINISTRIES.

IN THE MID-1990s, AS A

CALIFORNIA REAL ESTATE

DEVELOPER, HE WAS PREPARING

FOR RETIREMENT.

BUT HE SAYS AFTER MUCH

PRAYER AND FASTING, GOD

SHOWED HIM ANOTHER PLAN FOR@#

HIS LIFE.@#

FINALLY AT THE ENDED OF

THAT FAST, THE HOLY SPIRIT@#@#

COULD GET INTO MY SPIRIT.@#@#

HE SAID, I WANT YOU TO REDIG@c@c

THOSE GENERATIONAL WELLS OF

HEALING THAT JOHN LAKE HAD@#@#

IN SPOKAN.

REOPEN THAT WELL AFTER 80

YEARS, AND THAT'S WHAT WE

DID.

David: THE HEALING

ROOMS CLOSED IN 1985.

PIERCE PURCHASED THE REGION

PROPERTY AND REOPENED THE

HEALING ROOM, AND EVENTUALLY

RELOCATED IT TO ANOTHER AREA

OF THE CITY.

THE MINISTRY THEN EXPANDED

TO THE POINT WHERE IT NOW

TAKES UP AN ENTIRE BLOCK OF

DOWNTOWN SPOKAN.

THE HEALING ROOM IS AN

INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY, AND

IT ACTIVATES THE SAINTS OF

GOD INTO THE WORK OF THE

MINISTRY.

THE PURPOSE IS TO GET THE

BODY OF CHRIST, OR GOD'S

PEOPLE, HEALED AND

RESTORED.

HERE

David: HERE WE ARE IN

THE HEALING ROOM HALLWAY.

THERE ARE EIGHT ROOMS, THE

FIRE ROOM, THE PORTAL ROOM,

THE WAVES OF GLORY ROOM, AND

MANY OTHERS.

FOLKS COME FROM ALL OVER THE

WORLD, AND HERE IN AMERICA,

SPECIFICALLY TO SPOKAN,

LOOKING FOR HEALING AND

GOD'S TOUCH.

OPEN FIVE DAYS A WEEK,

ANYONE NEEDING PRAYER CAN

COME TO THE HEALING ROOMS.

NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY.

YOU JUST SHOW UP, SIGN IN.

STAFF MEMBERS ARE ON

STANDBY, READY TO PRAY.

THERE'S ALSO THE GLORY

ROOM.

THIS IS WHERE INTERCESSORS

WORSHIP BEFORE PRAYING FOR

THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE,

LIKE JOSHUA COX, WHO HAS

BEEN COMING HERE FOR THE

PAST YEAR.

I CAN ONLY EXPLAIN IT

LIKE I GET HIT BY HOLY

SPIRIT MAC TRUCKS EVERY TIME

I COME HERE.

GOD MEETS ME HERE.

I ALWAYS ASK FOR A SPECIAL

WORD.

I ALWAYS ASK FOR SOMETHING

THAT IS GOING TO BE PRECISE

IN WHAT I NEED, AND HE

ALWAYS DELIVERS IT TO ME.

Reporter: PIERCE SAYS

HIS VISION FOR THE HEALING

ROOMS GOES WAY BEYOND

SPOKAN.

HE WANTS TO MINISTER TO THE

NATIONS.

THAT LED TO THE

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF

HEALING ROOMS, WHERE HE

TRAINS ORDINARY PEOPLE FOR

EXTRAORDINARY WORK.

TODAY MORE THAN 3,000

HEALING ROOMS OPERATE IN 75

COUNTRIES.

AND HERE IN THE STRATEGY

ROOM, PEOPLE PRAY FOR THE

HEALING OF THE NATIONS.

AND SOMETIMES WE'LL HAVE

PEOPLE WHO WILL ASK US,

WELL, SHOULD WE HAVE A

HEALING ROOM IN OUR

COMMUNITY?

AND I ALWAYS ANSWER THE SAME

WAY, DO YOU HAVE ANY SICK

PEOPLE THERE?

WHERE YOU HAVE SICK PEOPLE,

YOU NEED HEALING AND HEALING

ROOMS.

David: PIERCE SAYS HE

BELIEVES WE'RE LIVING IN

WHAT HE CALLS THE ISAIAH 60

GENERATION, WHERE DARKNESS

COVERS THE EARTH.

BUT ALSO SAYS HE TAKES

COMFORT AND KNOWING HOW THIS

STORY ENDS.

I WANT TO SEE THESE

WARRIORS RISE INTO THEIR

DESTINY, AND BEGIN TO

REALIZE WE HAVE THE

AUTHORITY AND POWER AND

DOMINION TO TAKE BACK THE@#@#

ENEMY HAS STOLEN.@#@#

I'VE READ THE LAST CHAPTER.

WE WIN.

BUT WAVE GO WE'VE GOT TO

REALIZE GOD CALLS US

OVERCOMERS, AND THAT MEANS

WE HAVE TO HAVE SOMETHING TO

OVERCOME.

David: DAVID BRODY IN

SPOKAN, WASHINGTON.

Wendy: THANKS, DAVID.

COMING UP, SECRETS FROM THE

PAST.

HOW THIS COLLECTION OF

ARTIFACTS IS BRINGING THE

BIBLE TO LIFE EN

LATIN-AMERICA.

WHAT CAN ANCIENT

ARTIFACTS DISPLAYED IN

BRAZIL TELL US ABOUT THE

LIFE OF JACOB.

OUR CORRESPONDENT DISCOVERED

THAT EVEN THE SMALLEST

REMNANTS FROM BIBLE TIMES

HAVE FASCINATING STORIES TO

TELL.

Reporter: NEAR THE CITY

OF SAN PAOLO, BRAZIL, WE

FIND THESE ARTIFACTS.

THE MUSEUM THAT BEARS HIS

NAME HAS NOW 2500 ORIGINAL

ARTIFACTS, ALL WITH

CERTIFICATES FROM THE

COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN.

THE SELECTION INCLUDES

SUBJECTS FROM THE TIME OF

ABRAHAM TO THE MIDDLE AGES.

4,000 YEARS OF HISTORY.

THITHIS IS THE CURATOR.

THERE ARE LETTERS,

RECEIPTS, TREATIES FROM THE

DAYS OF THE PATRIARCHS OR

BEFORE THE TIME OF THE

PATRIARCHS.

MYTHICAL ARCHEOLOGY,

WHICH BEGAN AROUND THE YEAR

1800, CONFIRMS THE STORIES

WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE AND

EXPLAINS THE CONTEXT IN

WHICH THEY OCCURRED.

UP UNTIL THE 19th CENTURY,

MANY SCHOLARS AND SCIENTISTS

DENIED THE STORIES.

BUT OBJECTS LIKE THIS BRICK

FOUND IN IRAQ DEMONSTRATED

ONCE AGAIN THAT THE BIBLE IS

RIGHT.

WHEN I DID THE

TRANSLATION, I FOUND THAT

THERE WERE THREE LINES.

THE FULL TEXT READS, "INSIDE

, "I AM NEBUCHADNEZZAR."

I PUBLISHED THIS AND WE

RECENTLY CHECKED THE BRICK'S

AGE THROUGH THERMAL

LUMINESCENCE.

ANCIENT ARTIFACTS LIKE

THESE HELP US UNDERSTAND

CERTAIN BIBLICAL STORIES,

LIKE WHY RACHEL SOLD HER

FATHER'S IDOL.

WHEN READING THE BIBLE,

MANY THINK IT IS ABOUT

RELIGION, BUT IT ISN'T.

RACHEL TOOK HER FATHER'S

IDOLS TO GIVE TO HER

HUSBAND, JACOB.

IN BIBLE TIME, THESE IDOLS,

SMALL PIECES OF PROPERTY,

WERE PROPERTY CERTIFICATES.

WHEN SOMEONE BOUGHT AN

ESTATE FROM ANOTHER PERSON,

HE RECEIVED THIS IDOL AS A

PROPERTY CERTIFICATE.

IT OFFERS PEOPLE TO SEE

NAILS, LIKE THE ONES THAT

CRUCIFIED JESUS, AND

VESSELS, LIKE THE ONES THAT

SERVED THE WINE AT THE LAST

SUPPER, AND LETTERS AND

ENVELOPES FROM THE TIME OF

ABRAHAM, AND A PIECE OF ROCK

THAT COULD HAVE BEEN PART OF

THE TOWER OF BABEL, ON A

MIRROR MADE OF POLISHED

BRONZE, WHICH HELPS THEM

UNDERSTAND BETTER THE WELL

KNOWN VERSE FROM THE FIRST

CORINTHIANS.

WITH OVER A THOUSAND COINS,

IT IS ALSO THE LARGEST

COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE COINS

AND LATIN-AMERICA.

THIS SMALL COIN IS LIKE

THE ONE THE WIDOW OFFERED AT

THE TEMPLE OF GOD.

AND THIS BIGGER ONE IS A

SILVER DENARIUS, WHICH JUDAS

RECEIVED FROM DECEIVING

JESUS CHRIST.

IT IS INTERESTING THAT JUDAS

BETRAYED JESUS WITH GOD'S

COINS.

THE MUSEUM IS LOCATED AT

THE UNIVERSITY OF SAN PALO.

THE FACILITIES SHOULD BE

COMPLETED BY THE END OF

2014.

I INVITE OUR VIEWERS TO

DISCOVER THE FINDINGS OF

ARCHEOLOGY, AND HAVE THE

ASSURANCE THAT THE BIBLE IS

A BOOK THAT CONTAINS A TRUE

STORY.

AND THIS IS IMPORTANT

BECAUSE O IF THE STORY OF

THE BIBLE IS TRUE, THEN THE

THEOLOGY THAT IS BASED ON

THIS STORY MUST ALSO BE

TRUE.

IN SAN PALO, BRAZIL, CBN

NEWS.

Wendy: AND FOR MORE

GREAT STORIES ABOUT THE WORK

OF THE CHURCH AROUND THE

GLOBE, CHECK OUT OUR

CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS

WEBSITE.

FIND THAT AT CBNNEWS.COM.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

SA

Wendy: ABOUT 75

TORNADOES TORE THROUGH THE

SOUTHERN UNITED STATES TOO

WEEKS AGO.

LOUISVILLE, MISSISSIPPI, WAS

ONE OF THE HARDEST HIT.

HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES ARE

STRUGGLING TO PUT THEIR

HOMES AND LIVES BACK

TOGETHER.

THEY'VE BEEN GETTING A

LITTLE HOPE FROM A MINISTRY

THAT FILLS HEARTS AND

STOMACHS.

MARK MARTIN HAS MORE.

Mark: OFFICIALS CALL IT

THE MOST ACTIVE TORNADO DAY

IN MISSISSIPPI'S HISTORY.

185 MILE-AN-HOUR WINDS SWEPT

THROUGH COMMUNITIES,

DEMOLISHING EVERY THING IN

THEIR PAST, AND KILLING 18

PEOPLE, INCLUDING 8-YEAR-OLD

TYLER TUCKER.

HIS PARENTS' BODIES WERE

FOUND A HALF MILE FROM THEIR

HOME.

ENTIRE COMMUNITIES ARE

GRIEVING.

IT IS LIKE A WAR ZONE.

EVERYTHING IS GONE.

IT MAKES YOU REALIZE WHAT IS

IMPORTANT.

Mark: BUT IN THEIR

DARKEST HOUR, HOPE IS

SHINING THROUGH IN THE LOVE

AND COMPASSION SHOWN BY

MERCY CHEFS AND THE LOCAL

CHURCH.

THIS IS WHAT FAITH IN

ACTION LOOKS LIKE.

Reporter: SINCE THE

TORNADOES HIT, MERCY CHEFS

HAVE SENT THOUSANDS OF

MEALS.

THIS DPIF GIVES US AN

OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN WITH

OTHER SERVANTS WHO HAVE COME

FROM SO FAR AWAY.

AND THESE PEOPLE ARE

AMAZING.

EVEN IN THEIR LOSS, THEY'RE

CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR

NEIGHBORS AND THEY'RE

NEIGHBORS' LOSS.

THEY'RE TRYING TO HELP.

Reporter: MERCY CHEFS

PLAN TO STAY AS LONG AS

THERE IS A NEED TO FEED

THOSE DEVASTATED BY THE

DISASTER.

IT IS AN AMAZING THING TO

SEE THE STRENGTH OF RURAL

AMERICA.

Reporter: THAT IS THE

UNBREAKABLE SPIRIT OF A

COMMUNITY COMMITTED TO EACH

OTHER IN THE HARDEST OF

SOMETIMES.

SOMETIMES.

MARK MARTIN, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: WE'RE DEFINITELY

PRAYING FOR THOSE FOLKS

THERE.

THAT'S GOING TO DO IT FOR

THIS WEEK.

FROM ALL OF US HERE AT

CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS, UNTIL

NEXT WEEK, GOOD-BYE AND GOD

BLESS YOU.

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