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CBN NewsWatch: August 6, 2014

On CBN NewsWatch, August 6: Keeping faith: missionary 'refused' to flee Liberia; Gaza Bishop: Hamas used church to fire rockets; US turns deaf ear to Iraqi Kurds' plea for help; and more. Read Transcript


THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR

CBN NEWS TODAY.

I'M HEATHER CELLS.

THE SECOND MISSIONARY

INFECTED WITH THE EBOLA

VIRUS IS BACK IN THE U.S.,

AND RECEIVING TREATMENT IN

ATLANTA.

NANCY WRITEBOL ARRIVED AT

EMORY HOSPITAL ON TUESDAY,

AND EARLY REPORTS INDICATE

SHE IS SHOWING IMPROVEMENT.

HER COLLEAGUE, DR. KENT

BRANTLY, IS ALSO SAID TO BE

GETTING BETTER WITH THE HELP

OF AN EXPERIMENTAL

TREATMENT.

THEIR STORY HAS BEEN

FOLLOWED BY MAINSTREAM

MEDIA, THAT USUALLY DOESN'T

COVER THE LIVES OF

MISSIONARIES.

RECENTLY I WENT TO

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA,

NANCY WRITEBOL'S HOME TOWN,

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WHY SHE

WENT TO LIBERIA AND HOW HER

ILLNESS IS AFFECTING THOSE

CLOSEST TO HER.

59-YEAR-OLD NANCY WRITEBOL

AND HER HUSBAND, DAVID, ARE

NO NEWCOMERS TO THE MISSION

FIELD.

THEY WORKED AROUND THE WORLD

WITH THE MISSIONS

ORGANIZATION S.I.M. IN

LIBERIA.

THIS WAR-TORN COUNTRY HAS

FEW MODERN DAY COMFORTS AND

IS KNOWN AS A DIFFICULT

MISSION POST.

DAVE AND NANCY WRITEBOL

IS TWO OF THE MOST HUMBLE

PEOPLE I HAVE EVER MET.

THEIR MISSION IS SHARING THE

GOSPEL WITH THE WORLD.

Reporter: THE WRITEBOLS

RECENTLY FELT COMPELLED TO

HELP BUILD UP HIS HOSPITAL,

WHICH IS DESPERATELY NEEDED

IN A COUNTRY WHERE DISEASE

IS COMMON AND DOCTORS ARE

FEW.

IN LIBERIA, THERE ARE 50

DOCTORS FOR FOUR MILLION

PEOPLE.

THEY DON'T HAVE THE

INFRASTRUCTURE BECAUSE OF

THE WARS.

Reporter: NANCY AND HER

HUSBAND FIRST FELT THE CALL

TO THE MISSION FIELD AT A

MISSIONS CONFERENCE HERE AT

THEIR HOME CHURCH IN

CHARLOTTE, MORE THAN 20

YEARS AGO.

THIS SPRING, WHEN EBOLA

BEGAN BREAKING OUT IN

AFRICA, THE CHURCH ASKED

THEM IF THEY WANTED TO COME

HOME.

NANCY AND HER HUSBAND SAID

NO.

WE SAID, DAVE AND NANCY,

LET US BRING YOU HOME AND

WAIT UNTIL IT GETS SAFER

BEFORE YOU RETURN.

AND DAVE AND NANCY REFUSED

TO COME BACK.

THEIR STATEMENT WAS THEY

WANTED TO BE WHERE GOD

CALLED THEM.

Reporter: AND NANCY

WENT TO WORK ON THE FRONT

LINES, HELPING TO DISINFECT

DOCTORS AND INSTRUMENTS USED

IN THE CRISIS.

THAT IS WHAT NANCY WAS

DOING, WHEN SHE IS CLEANING

THE INSTRUMENTS BEING USED

IN THE HOSPITAL, SHE IS

SHOWING THE LOVE OF CHRIST

IN A VERY PRACTICAL WAY.

Reporter:

Reporter: THE

S.I.M.PRESIDENT SAYS THE

HOPE NOW IS WRITEBOL AND

BRANTLY WILL RECOVER AND IT

WILL ULTIMATELY LEAD TO A

CURE.

KENT AND NANCY ARE THE

KIND OF PEOPLE WHO WOULD

SAY, I'LL WILLING TO DO

THIS, TO SACRIFICE, IN ORDER

THAT MANY MORE WOULD BE

SAVED.

Reporter: AS THE WORLD

HAS WATCHED THIS LITERAL

LIFE AND DEATH BATTLE

UNFOLD, BACK IN CHARLOTTE,

WRITEBOL'S CHURCH IS ALSO

WATCHING AND LEARNING.

THE FAITH OF DAVID AND

NANCY SHOWS A MATURITY THAT

I THINK IS TEACHING ALL OF

US.

THEY KNOW THAT GOD CAN MOVE

IN AT ANY TIME AND CAN HEAL

NANCY.

BUT THEY ALSO RECOGNIZE THAT

IF GOD CHOOSES TO CALL HER

HOME, THAT HE IS GOING TO

BRING A HEALING THERE AS

WELL.

IT'S A HEALING THAT WE ALL

HOPE FOR.

Heather: THE STORY IS

GENERATING A LOT OF

CONTROVERSY AS WELL.

SHOULD EBOLA PATIENTS BE

ALLOWED INTO THE U.S.?

YOU CAN POST YOUR COMMENTS

AT OUR CBN WEB PAGE OR JOIN

A DISCUSSION AT OUR CBN NEWS

Facebook PAGE.

WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT

THE ATTACK THAT KILLED AN

AMERICAN TWO-STAR GENERAL IN

AFGHANISTAN.

MAJOR-GENERAL HAROLD GREENE

HAD JUST ARRIVED THERE TO

HELP LEAD THE MISSION TO

TRAIN AFGHAN TROOPS.

ON A VISIT TO AN AFGHAN

MILITARY ACADEMY, AN AFGHAN

SOLDIER OPENED FIRE, KILLING

THE GENERAL AND WOUNDING

DOZENS OF OTHERS.

THE AMERICAN SOLDIERS

RESPONDED IMMEDIATELY, KIG

TH KILLING THE GUNMAN.

THE SHOOTING IS A REMINDER

THAT ROGUE SOLDIERS REMAIN A

THREAT.

IN IRAQ, AN AMERICAN ALLY IS

BEING THREATENED BY A

RADICAL MUSLIM ARMY THAT HAS

TAKEN OVER HUGE PARTS OF THE

COUNTRY.

BUT RECENTLY THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION TURNED DOWN

THEIR REQUEST FOR HELP.

IT IS NOT THE IRAQI

GOVERNMENT IN BAGHDAD THAT

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT, BUT THE

KURDS IN THE NORTH.

DALE HURD HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: THIS IRAQI

OCCURRED IS BEGGING, AND

IRAQ'S PRIME MINISTER NOURI

AL-MALIKI HAS ORDERED HIS

COUNTRY'S ARMED FORCES TO

HELP THE KURDISH MILITARY

BATTLE A SUNNI OFFENSIVE IN

IRAQ.

THE ATTACKS BY THE ISLAMIC

STATE HAVE CAUSED TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF CHRISTIANS AND

OTHER RELIGIOUS MINORITIES

TO FLEE THEIR HOMES.

THIS KURDISH SPOKESMAN SAYS

THOUSANDS OF KURDISH PEOPLE

HAVE BEEN KILLED, AND

THOUSANDS HAVE BECOME

REFUGEES.

AND 40,000 HAVE FLED THEIR

HOMES.

THEIR TOWN IS CONTROLLED BY

THE ISLAMIC STATE, AND THEIR

SHRINE HAS BEEN BLOWN UP.

THEY'RE KILLING THE EZIDI

PEOPLE.

IT IS A BIG ATTACK AGAINST

THEM.

THIS IS HAPPENING TO

AMERICA'S STRONGEST ALLY IN

THE MIDDLE EAST.

THE KURDS LOVE AMERICA.

Reporter: CBN

INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT

GARY LANE.

Reporter: THE KURDS

HAVE BEEN AN ALLY FOR THE

UNITED STATES.

ANIT IS ONE OF THE ONLY

DEMOCRACIES IN THE AREA.

Reporter: MANY ANALYSTS

SAY THE KURDS NEED AND

DESERVE THEIR OWN STATE AND

AMERICA'S PROTECTION.

BUT THE SUPPORT FROM THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS

LACKING BECAUSE OTHER

NATIONS IN THE REGION, LIKE

TURKEY, DON'T WANT TO SEE AN

INDEPENDENT KURDISTAN.

ANALYSTS SAY THE THREAT TO

THE KURDS RAISES THE

QUESTION OF AMERICA'S

COMMITMENT TO IRAQ AND ITS

ALLIES AROUND THE WORLD.

WHETHER THE WHITE HOUSE HAS

THE STOMACH TO DEFEND THEM.

MEANWHILE, THE

DISINTEGRATION OF IRAQ

CONTINUES.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

Heather: PRESIDENT

OBAMA WRAPS UP A THREE-DAY

AFRICA SUMMIT AT THE WHITE

HOUSE TODAY.

LEADERS FROM 50 NATIONS ARE

DISCUSSING REGIONAL SECURITY

AND BUSINESS INVESTMENTS ON

THE CONTINENT.

MUCH OF THE SUMMIT HAS

FOCUSED ON AFRICA'S ECONOMIC

POTENTIAL.

THE CONTINENT IS HOME TO SIX

OF THE WORLD'S 10 FASTEST

GROWING ECONOMIES.

ON TUESDAY, PRESIDENT OBAMA

ANNOUNCED $30 BILLION

TOWARDS MORE EQUAL ECONOMIC

PARTNERSHIPS.

AND OTHER TALKS FOCUSED ON

TERRORISM AND EXTREMISM.

THE CEASE-FIRE BETWEEN

ISRAEL AND HAMAS IS HOLDING

FOR A SECOND DAY.

BUT UP UNTIL NOW, HAMAS HAS

NOT O ONLY BEEN USING

MOSQUES, BUT EVEN A CHURCH

COMPOUND TO ATTACK ISRAELI

CITIZENS.

GEORGE THOMAS SHOWS US IN

THIS EXCLUSIVE REPORT FROM

GAZA.

George: ARCHBISHOP

ALEXIS IS GAZA'S MOST

PROMINENT KROS CHRISTIAN

CHURCH.

HIS POSITION TO OPEN HIS

CHURCH SURPRISED MANY

GAZANS.

CHRIST TELLS US WE MUST

LOVE EACH OTHER, OUR ENEMIES

AND OUR FRIENDS.

George: ALEXIS AND THE

ESTIMATED 1500 CHRISTIANS

WHO LIVE IN THE GAZA STRIP

WALK A FINE LINE BETWEEN

TRYING TO STAY ALIVE AND THE

BIBLE'S COMMAND TO SHARE

GOD'S LOVE.

SINCE HAMAS' TAKE OVER OF

GAZA IN 2007, HUMAN RIGHTS

GROUPS HAVE ACCUSED HAMAS OF

IMPOSING STRICT ISLAMIC

LAWS.

ISLAM IS THE RULE OF THIS

PLACE.

WHATEVER HAMAS SAYS, WE MUST

OBEY OR FACE CONSEQUENCES.

George: ALEXIS IS NOW

CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT COMES

NEXT, AFTER THE GUNS FALL

SILENT AND THE ROCKETS STOP

FLYING.

THERE IS A LOT OF ANGER

ON THE STREETS.

WE NEED FORGIVENESS AND LOVE

TO FLOW.

George: HE TOOK CBN

NEWS TO THE ROOF TERRACE

OUTSIDE HIS OFFICE.

HE SHOWED US HOW MILITANTS

REPORTEDLY USED THE CHURCH

COMPOUND TO LAUNCH ROCKETS

INTO ISRAEL.

HE REFUSED TO DISCUSS

DETAILS ON CAMERA FOR

SECURITY REASONS, BUT DAYS

AFTER THE WAR STARTED,

ISRAELI MISSILES TARGETED AN

ISSUE CLOSE TO THE CHURCH'S

SANCTUARY.

THIS IS WHAT IS LEFT OF ONE

OF TWO MINERTTETES.

IT WAS A MAJOR MOSQUE,

APPARENTLY HIT BY SEVEN

ISRAELI MISSILES.

THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT MAKES

THE ARGUMENT THAT PLACES

LIKE MOSQUES AND HOSPITALS

AND DENSELY POPULATED AREAS

ARE ROUTINELY USED BY HAMAS

TO FIRE OFF ROCKETS.

JUST AROUND THE CORNER FROM

THE CHURCH, HE SITS IN

COMPLETE SHOCK.

I PICKED UP THE PHONE AND

THE ISRAEL'S SAID ISRAEL

SAID, I HAD FIVE MINUTES TO

GET OUT OF MY APARTMENT.

THEY WERE GOING TO DESTROY

IT.

George: WORD ON THE

STREET IS THE BROTHERS ARE

REPORTEDLY TAGGED TO HAMAS

AND THE APARTMENT IS USED TO

STORE WEAPONS.

THE ISRAELIS ATTACK

SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS,

MOSQUES.

YOU ASK THEM.

THEY KNOW WHY.

I DON'T KNOW WHY.

George: THIS WEEK

ISRAEL'S MILITARY RELEASED A

MAP OF GAZA, SHOWING DOZENS

OF POSITIONS FROM WHICH

HAMAS FIRED ROCKETS.

DRAMATIC FOOTAGE FROM DRONES

FLYING ABOVE THE STRIP SHOWS

HAMAS FIRING FROM POPULATED

AREAS.

BACK AT THE CHURCH, THE

BISHOP SAYS HE IS NOT OUT TO

PICK A FIGHT WITH HAMAS OR

ISRAEL.

HE SIMPLY WANS T WANTS TO

SERVE PEOPLE.

WE'RE DISCIPLES OF

PEOPLE.

WE MUST GIVE LOVE TO

EVERYONE WITHOUT CONDITION.

George: GEORGE THOMAS,

CBN NEWS, THE GAZA STRIP.

Heather: HERE AT HOME,

A DISTRICT JUDGE IN VIRGINIA

SAYS HE WILL NOT LIFT HIS

INJUNCTION BARRING A COUNTY

BOARD FROM OPENING MEETINGS

WITH SECTARIAN PRAYERS.

THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

ARGUED THE INJUNCTION SHOULD

BE HU UPHELD.

BUT THE NEW YORK JUDGE SAYS

THE SITUATIONS ARE

DIFFERENT, AND THE BOARD

SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO

DICTATE THE CONTENT OF THE

PRAYERS.

THE BOARD IS APPEALING THE

DECISION.

COMING UP, GAY CHRISTIANS?

WE'LL HEAR FROM DR. LINDA

MENTEL ABOUT THE LATEST

DEBATE OVER CELIBACY AND

SAME-SEX ATTRACTION.

Heather: IT'S A BIG DAY

FOR DEBATES CONCERNING THE

DEFINITION OF MARRIAGE.

A FEDERAL APPEALS COURT IN

CINCINNATI WILL HEAR

ARGUMENTS FROM FOUR STATES.

MICHIGAN AND KENTUCKY CASES

STEM FROM RULINGS STRIKING

DOWN THEIR STATE'S GAY

MARRIAGE BANS.

THE OHIO ARGUMENT DEALS ONLY

WITH RECOGNIZING OUT OF

STATE GAY MARRIAGES.

AND THE TENNESSEE CASE

FOCUSES SOLELY ON THREE

SAME-SEX COUPLES.

MEANWHILE AN ARCHBISHOP IN

CINCINNATI IS ASKING

CATHOLICS THERE TO PRAY FOR

THE THREE JUDGES ON THE

APPEALS PANEL.

AN ARCHBISHOP SAYS

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE

IS, QUOTE,"THE UNION OF ONE

MAN AND WOMAN FOR LIFE."

PRIESTS IN THE EPISCOPAL

DIOCESE OF PITTSBURGH MAY

NOW PERFORM SAME-SEX

WEDDINGS.

BISHOP DORSEY McCONNELL

HAS INFORMED HIS CLERGY THEY

MAY ISSUE GAY MARRIAGE

CERTIFICATES IF THEY

CHOOSE.

A LOCAL GAY ACTIVIST GROUP

CALLED INTEGRITY PITTSBURGH

IS NOT SATISFIED.

HE WANTS ALL EPISCOPAL

CLERGY TO BE WILLING

TO, QUOTE,"PERFORM GAY

MARRIAGES."

THE LOCAL BISHOPS HAVE TO

APPROVE IT BEFORE SAME-SEX

MARRIAGES CAN OCCUR IN EACH

DIOCESE.

WELL, IT MA HAS BEEN ONE

YEAR SINCE EXITOUS

INTERNATIONAL CLOSED ITS

DOORS. THEY TRIED TO HELP

THOSE WITH SAME-SEX

ATTRACTION CHANGE THEIR

SAME-SEX ORIENTATION, BUT IN

THE END, THEY APOLOGIZED TO

ANYONE THEY HUFOR HURT IN

THE PROS.

PROCESS.

SINCE THEN, THERE IS A

GROWING MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE

CALLING THEMSELVES GAY

CHRISTIANS.

THEY SAY YOU CAN BE GAY AND

CHRISTIAN AS LONG AS YOUR

CELIBATE.

WE TALKED WITH THE CHAIR OF

THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AT THE

COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC

MEDICINE AT LIBERTY

UNIVERSITY.

Reporter: OBVIOUSLY,

LINDA, THIS IS A VERY

PAINFUL AND COMPLICATED

ISSUE FOR TOM PEOPLE.

SO MANY PEOPLE.

IS CEL CELIBATECY A

WORKABLE THING?

ANY TYPE OF SEX OUTSIDE

OF MARRIAGE IS SINFUL.

SO IT IS JUST AS SINFUL FOR

SOMEONE WHO IS HETEROSEXUAL

TO HAVE SEX OUT OF

MARRIAGE.

SO IT IS FOLLOWING THE

BIBLICAL PRINCIPLE NOT TO

SIN OUTSIDE OF MARRIAGE.

IT IS BETTER THAN HAVING A

RELATIONSHIP WHERE PEOPLE

ARE OPEN AND PEOPLE ARE

HOOKING UP SEXUALLY.

Reporter: WELL, IS IT

COUNTERPRODUCTIVE FOR A

CHRISTIAN DEALING WITH

SAME-SEX ATTRACTION TO LABEL

THEMSELVES A GAY CHRISTIAN?

I HAD TROUBLE WITH THE

LABEL.

AND THE REASON I HAD TROUBLE

WITH IT IS BECAUSE IT

DEFINES WHO YOU ARE.

OUR SEXUAL ATTRACTION IS ONE

PART.

I DON'T WALK AROUND SAYING,

HI, I'M LINDA, I'M A

HETEROSEXUAL CHRISTIAN.

I DON'T SAY, HEY, I'M A

BIPOLAR CHRISTIAN, WHICH IS

SOMETHING THAT IS

GENETICALLY PASSED ON.

SO THE IDEA OF DEFINING

YOURSELF BY A CERTAIN PART,

ESPECIALLY AN ATTRACTION,

WHERE YOU ARE STRUGGLING

WITH ATTRACTION, WHY WOULD

YOU DEFINE YOUR WHOLE LIFE.

AS WE DEFINE OURSELVES

AROUND THAT, THEN WE BEGIN

TO THINK LIKE THAT.

AND THEIR A NEUROSCIENCE

THAT SHOWS WHEN WE IDENTIFY

TO THAT, WE REINFORCE OUR

THINKING IN THAT MANNER.

I THINK WE NEED TO GET TO

OUR IDENTITY IN CHRIST.

THE MAIN THING OF BEING A

CHRISTIAN IS THAT YOU DEFINE

YOURSELF BY BECOMING MORE

LIKE JESUS.

AND THE HOLY SPIRIT IN YOU

IS A TRANSFORMER AND A

CHANGER, AND THAT IS WHAT

SHOULD DEFINE YOUR LIFE, AND

THAT SHOULD BE WHAT IS

MOVING YOUR LIFE IN THE

DIRECTION TOWARDS BEING MORE

LIKE CHRIST.

Reporter: INDEED.

THERE ARE STILL GROUPS OF

EX-GAYS WHO ACTUALLY BELIEVE

THIS IS A BATTLE THAT IS

WORTH FIGHTING.

IS THERE HOPE FOR PEOPLE WHO

ACTUALLY DO WANT TO OVERCOME

SEXUAL ATTRACTION TO THE

SAME-SEX?

I WOULD HOPE WE DON'T PUT

GOD IN A BOX.

I KNOW PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD

RADICAL CONVERSIONS.

THERE IS A WOMAN WHO IS NOW

ON THE TALK CIRCUIT WHO HAD

WHAT SHE CALLED A TRAIN

WRECK CONVERSION WITH JESUS,

WHERE SHE WAS A LIBERAL

LESBIAN PROFESSOR AND WAS

DRAMATICALLY CHANGED BY

JESUS IN HER.

WHO ARE WE TO SAY WHAT GOD

CAN AND CANNOT WITH PEOPLE.

I WOULD NEVER SAY GOD CAN'T

CHANGE SOMEBODY.

ARE THERE PEOPLE WHO PRAY

FOR THAT AND ASK FOR THAT

AND IT DOES NOT HAPPEN?

TO SAY TO SOMEBODY WHO

DESPERATELY WANTS TO

CHANGE -- TO SAY, I'M SORRY,

I CAN'T HELP YOU, WHICH IS

WWHAT MY PROFESSION IS

TELLING ME I HAVE TO DO, ETH

II THINK IS ABSOLUTELY

WRONG.

Reporter: IF SOME

PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO BREAK

FREE FROM HOMO,

HOMOSEXUALITY, ISN'T THAT

SHOWING THE FACT IT CAN ARE

OVERCOME?

IS THERE ANY PROBLEM TOO

BIG FOR GOD?

IF HE IN DWELLS US, THAT

TRANSFORMING POWER IS ALL

ABOUT CHANGE.

IT IS TOWARDS HOLINESS.

YOUR PRAYER SHOULD BE,

JESUS, MAKE ME MORE LIKE

YOU.

YOU SHOULD BE OPEN AND

WILLING TO SURRENDER TO

WHATEVER THE LORD IS GOING

TO DO TO TRANSFORM YOU INTO

THAT HOLINESS AND INTO

MAKING YOU MORE LIKE JESUS.

Reporter: DR. LINDA

MENTEL, THANK YOU SO MUCH

FOR SUCH ANOINTED INSIGHTS.

THANK YOU.

Heather: UP NEXT, THE

UNTOLD STORY FROM THE WORLD

OF ISLAM.

THOUSANDS OF FORMER MUSLIMS

OF COMING TO FAITH IN

CRIEFTD.

CHRIST.

Heather: IT'S THE

UNTOLD STORY MOST MUSLIMS

DON'T WANT YOU TO HEAR.

THOUSANDS OF FORMER

FOLLOWERS OF MOHAMMED HAVE

BECOME FOLLOWERS OF JESUS,

AND IT IS A TREND SPREADING

THROUGHOUT THE ISLAMIC

WORLD.

Reporter: FROM AFRICA

TO THE MIDDLE EAST TO ASIA,

49 ISLAMIC NATIONS ARE HOME

TO THE MAJORITY OF THE

WORLD'S 1.6 BILLION

MUSLIMS.

THAT'S NEARLY ONE QUARTER OF

THE WORLD'S POPULATION.

FOR MOST OF ITS 1400 YEAR

HISTORY, THE ISLAMIC WORLD

HAS BEEN CLOSED AND HOSTILE

TO THE GOSPEL.

BUT IN JUST THE LAST FEW

DECADES, THERE HAS BEEN A

DRAMATIC SHIFT.

THOUSANDS OF MUSLIMS PUTTING

THEIR FAITH IN CHRIST.

RESEARCHER AND AUTHOR DAVID

GARRISON EXPLORES THE

PHENOMENON IN HIS BOOK, "A

WIND IN THE HOUSE OF ISLAM,

HOW GOD IS DRAWING MUSLIMS

AROUND THE WORLD TO FAITH IN

JESUS CHRIST."

GARRISON ASKED A THOUSAND

MUSLIM BACKGROUND BELIEVERS

ONE SIMPLE QUESTION: WHAT

DID GOD USE TO BRING YOU TO

FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST?

Heather: EARLIER CBN

NEWS CHIEF INTERNATIONAL

REPORTER GARY LANE SPOKE

WITH AUTHOR DAVID GARRISON

ABOUT THE GROWTH OF

CHRISTIANITY IN MUSLIM

LANDS.

Reporter: YOU

TRAVELLED TO 100 COUNTRIES

AND FOUND THAT JESUS HAD

ALREADY BEEN THERE.

TELL US, HOW WAS THAT?

IT WAS EXCITING TO SEE

THAT WE SERVE NOT JUST AN

HISTORICAL, DOCTRINE-BASED

GOD, BUT ONE WHO IS ALIVE

AND WELL.

EVERY I TRAVELLED THROUGHOUT

THE MUSLIM WORLD, I WAS

DELIGHTED TO SEE THAT THE

WIND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT HAD

BEEN THERE AND TRANSFORMED

LIVES.

ONE FELLOW I SPOKE TO WAS

TRAINED AS AN ISLAMIC

LEADER.

AND SO HE MEMORIZED MUCH OF

THE QURAN AND THE HADIF, AND

THEY SAID, NOW WE'RE READY

TO TAKE YOU TO PRACTICAL

TRAINING.

AND THEY TAUGHT HIM MANY

WAYS TO KILL PEOPLE.

AND THEY SAID, YOU CHOOSE

YOUR PLACE OF DEATH.

YOU CAN GO AND DIE IN THIS

BATTLEFIELD OR IN THIS

BATTLEFIELD, BUT WE DON'T

EXPECT YOU TO COME BACK.

AND HE TOLD OF WIPING OUT

ENTIRE VILLAGES JUST BECAUSE

THEY WERE A DIFFERENT SECT

OF ISLAM.

AND HE SAID THAT BEGAN TO

EAT AWAY AT HIS SOUL.

HE FOUND HIMSELF TORMENTED

AND HE RAN AWAY TO A LARGE

CITY IN THE WESTERN SOUTH

ASIA, WHERE THERE WAS A

MISSIONARY HE KNEW BECAUSE

HE TRIED TO KILL HIM ONCE

BEFORE.

AND NOW HE JUST SLEPT ON HIS

COUCH.

FOR THREE DAYS I SLEPT, AND

WE BEGAN TO TALK, AND A YEAR

LATER THAT MISSIONARY

BAPTIZED ME.

AND NOW THIS MAN WHO HAS

KILLED MANY IN HIS LIFETIME

HAS SEEN MANY COME TO FAITH

IN JESUS CHRIST.

AND IS LEADING A MOVEMENT IN

THAT PART OF THE WORLD.

Reporter: MANY MUSLIMS

BELIEVE IN DREAMS AND

VISIONS.

HOW IS JESUS REACHING THEM

THAT WAY?

WE'RE HEARING SO MUCH

ABOUT DREAMS AND VISIONS IN

THE MUSLIM WORLD.

WHAT'S GOING ON?

WHY IS GOD DOING THIS NOW?

AND THE THING THAT CONCERNS

ME IS PERHAPS GOD HAS BEEN

DOING THIS FOR 14

CENTURIES.

PERHAPS THERE HAS BEEN

DREAMS AND VISIONS, BUT NO

ONE HAS BEEN ABLE TO GIVE

THEM THE DEFINITION OF WHAT

THESE MEAN.

THERE IS MORE BIBLE

TRANSLATIONS INTO THE HEART

LANGUAGE OF THESE PEOPLE

THAN WE HAVE EVER SEEN

BEFORE.

SO WHAT IS HAPPENING -- AN

EXAMPLE IS ONE MUSLIM WHO

HAD BEEN HAVING THIS

RECURRING DREAM.

ONE OF OUR FRIENDS SAID, LET

ME SHOW YOU SOMETHING.

HE OPENED UP IN HIS OWN

HEART LANGUAGE THE NEW

TESTAMENT, MAT MATTHEW 17,

AND THIS MUSLIM READ WHERE

JESUS WAS TRANSFORMED INTO

THIS GLOWING WHITE LIGHT,

AND THIS FELLOW SAID, THAT'S

THE GUY.

THAT'S THE ONE IN MY

DREAMS.

WHO IS THIS?

AND THAT WAS THE PATHWAY TO

MEETING JESUS.

THERE IS THE TEMPTATION TO

WANT TO FLEE BECAUSE IT IS A

CAPITAL OFFENSE FOR A MUSLIM

TO WANT TO CONVERT TO

CHRISTIANITY.

BUT STRIKES ME IS THE

MUSLIMS COMING TO FAITH AND

SAYING, I'M WILLING TO DIE

IF I CAN BRING MY FAMILY AND

MY FRIENDS.

Reporter: IT ISN'T

ALWAYS GOOD TO CRITICIZE

ISLAM WHEN YOU'RE WITNESSING

TO A MUSLIM.

WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE

BEST WAY TO INTRODUCE THEM

TO CHRIST?

LIFTING UP JESUS.

JESUS SAID, IF I'LL BE

LIFTED UP, I WILL DRAW ALL

MEN TO ME.

WE'VE GOT TO FIND

OPPORTUNITIES, WAYS TO LIFT

JESUS UP, BECAUSE WHEN WE

DO, IT DRAWS MUSLIMS TO

HIM.

Reporter: ALL RIGHT,

DAVID GARRISON, AUTHOR OF

"WIND IN THE HOUSE OF

ISLAM," THANK YOU FOR

JOINING US.

GOD BLESS YOU.

GOD BLESS YOU.

Heather: FINALLY TODAY,

AND ON A LIGHTER NOTE, IF

YOU WANT TO GET AN IDEA OF

WHAT HORSES ARE THINKING,

JUST WATCH THEIR EARS.

THE LONDON DAILY MAIL

REPORTS THAT A STUDY HAS

FOUND THAT HORSES CAN READ

FACES, LIKE PEOPLE DO, BUT

THEY CAN ALSO GET IMPORTANT

INFORMATION BY PAYING

ATTENTION TO EACH OTHER'S

EARS.

FOR EXAMPLE, IF A HORSE IS

RELAXED, IT FLOPS DOWN ITS

EARS.

IF IT IS ANGRY, IT PINS THEM

BACK.

THE EARS ARE SO IMPORTANT,

IF THEY'RE COVERED UP,

HORSES CAN HAVE A HARD TIME

FIGURING OUT WHAT THE OTHER

ONE IS THINKING.

THAT'S IT FOR CBN NEWS

TODAY.

WE HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US NEXT

TIME.

HAVE A GREAT DAY.

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