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CBN NewsWatch: March 12, 2015

On CBN Newswatch, March 12: Record Religious Genocide: 'ISIS as Toxic as Nazis'; Police officers shot during Ferguson protests; Israeli voters divided, Christians urged to pray; and more. Read Transcript


Efrem: THANKS SO MUCH

FOR JOINING US FOR CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION

REACHED RECORD LEVELS

OVERSEAS, AND IT IS ON THE

RISE IN AMERICA, TOO.

THAT'S WHAT EXPERTS TOLD A

SENATE COMMITTEE WEDNESDAY.

AS HEATHER SELLS REPORTS, IT

COMES AS THE COMMITTEE IS

CONSIDERING THE NEED TO

SPEND MORE TO PROTECT

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY ABROAD.

Heather: ON CAPITOL

HILL, EXPERTS DESCRIBED A

RELIGIOUS GENOCIDE IN THE

MIDDLE EAST.

THEY HIGHLIGHTED TURKEY,

PAKISTAN, AND IRAN, WHERE

PASTOR SAEED ABEDINI AND 91

OTHER CHRISTIANS REMAIN

EMPRISONED FOR THEIR FAITH.

IRAN IS SILENTLY

SUFFOCATING THE CHURCH.

EVEN PRIVATE WORSHIP COMES

AT A HEAVY PRICE.

Heather: AT THE

HEARING, ISIS WAS DESCRIBED

AS AN ORGANIZATION AS TOXIC

AT THE NAZIS, WITH THE SAME

SYSTEMATIC APPROACH.

THERE IS A 9/11 EVERY

SINGLE DAY.

EVERY SINGLE DAY.

AND SOME DAYS MUCH WORSE.

Heather: WITNESSES

URGED A RENEWED FOCUS ON

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AS A

PRIORITY FOR FOREIGN

POLICY.

THEY WANT THE U.S. TO

WITHHOLD FINANCIAL AID FROM

THE WORST VIOLATORS

VIOLATORS, AND THERE ARE

CONCERNS THE U.S. ISN'T

DOING A GOOD ENOUGH JOB TO

PROTECT RELIGIOUS LIBERTY AT

HOME.

WHEN WE NO LONGER MAKE IT

A PRIORITY HERE

DOMESTICALLY, IT SENDS A

MESSAGE TO BAD ACTORS

ABROAD.

WHEN NAVY CHAPLAINS CAN'T

SPEAK ABOUT THEIR FAITH,

WHEN INDIVIDUALS ARE LIMITED

AS TO WHAT THEY CAN DO IN

THEIR BUSINESS PRACTICES

BECAUSE OF FAITH, AND WHEN

UNIVERSITIES SAY YOU CAN BE

A PART OF A STUDENT

ORGANIZATION ONLY IF YOU'LL

CHANGE YOUR FAITH PRACTICE,

WE'RE DOWNGRADING OUR

RELIGIOUS FAITH HERE IN THE

UNITED STATES.

Heather: THE STATE

DEPARTMENT FOR THE

INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM, RABBI DAVID

SAPERSTEIN IS NEW TO THE

JOB, AND HAS A STAFF OF JUST

20 OPERATING IN 16

COUNTRIES.

LINDSAY GRAHAM VOICED

SUPPORT FOR INCREASING

SAPERSTEIN'S BUDGET, WHICH

IS SCHEDULED TO DECREASE

WITH THE NEXT ROUND OF

SEQUESTRATION CUTS.

Efrem: AMERICAN PASTOR

SAEED ABEDINI WAS VISIBLY

SHAKEN AFTER WITNESSING SIX

FELLOW PRISONERS IN IRAN

BEABEATEN AND TAKEN TO THE

GALLOWS FOR EXECUTION.

HIS FAMILY IN IRAN WAS ABLE

TO HAVE A BRIEF VISIT WITH

HIM.

HIS WIFE SAYS, QUOTE,"SAEED

WAS QUITE SHAKEN AS HE HAD

TO WITNESS SIX FELLOW

PRISONERS BEATEN AND TAKEN

FOR EXECUTION, TO BE

HANGED."

IT WAS A HARD AND DARK DAY.

THE PRISON VISIT WAS ALSO

VERY HARD AS THE FAMILY OF

THOSE WHO WERE EXECUTED WERE

CRYING AND WAILING.

SHE ALSO SAID SAEED'S HEALTH

HAS NOT IMPROVED, AFTER

SUFFERING FROM SEVERE

INTERNAL INJURIES FROM

BEATINGS.

THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW

AND JUSTICE IS WORKING TO

SEE PASTOR SAEED ABEDINI SET

FREE.

PROTESTS IN FERGUSON,

MISSOURI, TOOK A VIOLENT

TURN.

EARLY THURSDAY, TWO OFFICERS

WERE REPORTEDLY SHOT OUTSIDE

A POLICE DEPARTMENT AS A

DEMONSTRATION WAS ENDING.

THE SHOTS CAME JUST HOURS

AFTER POLICE CHIEF TOM

JACKSON RESIGNED.

HE STEPPED DOWN AFTER A

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE REPORT

FOUND WIDESPREAD RACIALLY

BIAS PRACTICES INSIDE THE

DEPARTMENT.

THESE POLICE OFFICERS

WERE STANDING THERE, AND

THEY WERE SHOT.

JUST BECAUSE THEY WERE

POLICE OFFICERS.

BULLETS WERE GOING RIGHT

PAST MY HEAD.

IT WAS KIND OF TRAUMATIC.

I'M STILL KIND OF IN SHOCK

BECAUSE OF IT.

THE OFFICERS WERE FROM A

NEIGHBORING POLICE

DEPARTMENT.

BOTH WERE SERIOUSLY HURT.

POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR THE

GUNMAN.

> A NEW BILL MEANS

MINISTERS IN OKLAHOMA WOULD

NOT BE REQUIRED TO PERFORM

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

CEREMONIES.

THE STATE SENATE APPROVEDú?

THE MEASURE YESTERDAY.

IT PROTECTS CLERGY AND

OTHERS AUTHORIZED TO PERFORM

MARRIAGE CEREMONIES, FROM

BEING REQUIRED TO PERFORM

THOSE DUTIES IF IT CONFLICTS

WITH THEIR RELIGIOUS

BELIEFS.

LAST YEAR A FEDERAL JUDGE

STRUCK DOWN OKLAHOMA'S BAN

ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

ALSO IN OKLAHOMA, A FEDERAL

JUDGE HAS DISMISSED THE

LAWSUIT AGAINST A PRIVATELY

FUNDED 10 COMMANDMENTS

MONUMENT ON THE GROUNDS OF

THE STATE'S CAPITAL.

THE LAWSUIT WAS FILED BY THE

AMERICAN ATHEIST GROUP.

IT CLAIMED THE MONUMENT

VIOLATED THE FIRST

AMENDMENT'S PROHIBITION OF

GOVERNMENT SANCTIONING OF

SPECIFIC RELIGIOUS AND OTHER

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.

BUT THE FEDERAL JUDGE RULED

THE GROUP LACKED THE LEGAL

STANDING TO FILE THE

LAWSUIT.

THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL

SAID, QUOTE,"THE HISTORICAL

RELEVANCE OF THE 10

COMMANDMENTS AND THE ROLE IT

PLAYED IN THE FOUNDING OF

OUR NATION CANNOT BE

DISPUTED."

IN LESS THAN A WEEK, VOTERS

IN ISRAEL WILL DECIDE, WILL

THEY KEEP BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

AS THEIR PRIME MINISTER, OR

WILL THEY GO WITH A NEW

LEADER?

THE ANSWER COULD HAVE

PROFOUND IMPLICATIONS FOR

ISRAEL AND AMERICA.

THE POLLS SHOW A VERY TIGHT

RACE, WITH NEARLY ONE IN

FIVE VOTERS STILL

UNDECIDED.

JOHN WAGGI BRINGS US THE

STORY FROM JERUSALEM.

John: IN AN ELECTION

THAT FEATURES 26 PARTIES,

EVEN THE POLLSTERS ARE

CONFUSED.

IF YOU ASK WHO IS GOING

TO BE THE NEXT PRIME

MINISTER, I'M GOING TO TELL

YOU I DON'T KNOW.

Reporter: WE DO KNOW

THAT THE NEXT PRIME MINISTER

IS LIKELY TO BE BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU OR ISAAC HERTZOG.

IN RECENT ELECTIONS, A

WHOPPING ONE-THIRD OF VOTERS

DECIDED IN THE LAST 48

HOURS.

18% SAY THEY'RE UNDECIDED

THIS YEAR.

NETANYAHU IS NOW ISRAEL'S

SECOND LONGEST SERVING PRIME

MINISTER.

IF HE WINS ANOTHER TERM, HE

WOULD ALMOST PASS ISRAEL'S

FOUNDER AND NATIONAL ICON,

DAVID BE BENGURION, AND

THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS

SOME ARE DESPERATE TO STOP

HIM.

LAST WEEKEND IN TEL AVIV,

TENS OF THOUSANDS LEFTISTS

GATHERED FOR AN "ANYONE BUT

BIBI" RALLY.

WITH THE BLESSING OF ISRAELI

AND FOREIGN MEDIA, SOME OF

NETANYAHU'S OPPONENT CALL

HIM A BIGGER DANGER TO THE

WORLD THAN IRAN.

THEY ACCUSE HIM OF POISONING

A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE

UNITED STATES AND HURTING

ISRAEL'S ECONOMY.

DAVID PARSENS HAS CLOSELY

FOLLOWED THE LAST EIGHT

NATIONAL ELECTION.

THEY SAY THINGS ARE

COLLAPSING WITH BIBI IN

OFFICE, AND THIS IMPRESSION

THAT THE COUNTRY IS FALLING

APART AND WE'VE GOT TO GET

RID OF HIM.

STILL, WITH SOME POLLS

SHOWING THE LIKUD PARTY

FALLING, STILL MANY PROVIDE

HIM TO HERTZOG, WHO HAS A

COALITION TO THE LEFT.

AND HE SAYS BECAUSE ISRAELIS

DON'T HAVE HOPE FOR AN ARAB

PEACE PARTNER, THEY'VE

TURNED INWARD, TO LOOK AT

ISSUES LIKE THE HIGH COST OF

FOOD AND HOUSING.

THERE IS TOTAL DISTRUST

WITH THE ARABS HERE.

THEY DON'T LIKE US.

WE DON'T HAVE ANY PARTNER.

WE HAVE NO ONE TO TALK TO.

SO WE ACTUALLY -- LET'S GOp

INSIDE TOp MORE INTERNAL

PROBLEMS.

Reporter: IN THE

CLOSING DAYS, THOUGH, VOTERS

MAY RETURN TO SECURITY

CONCERNS.

EVEN MOST OF NETANYAHU'S

OPPONENTS DON'T REFUTE THE

THREAT TO ISRAEL'S EXISTENCE

POSED BY IRAN AND RADICAL

JIHADISTS.

PARSENS SAYS IT IS A

CRITICAL TIME FOR PEOPLE TO

PRAY FOR ISRAEL.

WE CAN PRAY, LORD, LET

YOUR MAN RISE TO POWER, THE

ONE YOU WANT TO LEAD ISRAEL

OVER THE COMING YEARS,

BECAUSE THIS IS A VERY

MOMENTOUS TIME, ESPECIALLY

WITH THE IRAN NUCLEAR THREAT

BLOOMING.

WE NEED CHRISTIANS ALL OVER

THE WORLD PRAYING FOR THIS

NATION.

Reporter: JO JOHN

WAGGI, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: IT HAS ALMOST A

YEAR SINCE THE EBOLA

OUTBREAK BEGAN.

THEY AR ARE HONORING THE

VICTIMS ON THIS WEEK'S

CHURCH DAY.

MORE THAN 41 TIA 4100

PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN LIBERIA

SINCE THE OUTBREAK BEGAN.

THE LAST LIBERIAN WITH EBOLA

WAS CURED MARCH 5th.

IF NO OTHER CASES ARE

REPORTED BY APRIL 15th,

THE COUNTRY WILL BE DECLARED

EBOLA-FREE.

> STILL TO COME, RELIGIOUS

DYING HERE.

HEA DYING.

HEAR HOW ONE NAVY CHAPLAIN

IS BEING TARGETED FOR HIS

FAITH.

Efrem: NO MORE BLESSING

AT ROBERTS AIR FORCE BASE IN

GEORGIA.

THAT COMES AFT TH AFTER THE

ANTI-CHRISTIAN GROUP SAYS

THAT MEMBERS WERE UPSET

BECAUSE SECURITY PERSONNEL

TOLD THEM, HAVE A BLESSED

DAY.

WINESTEIN SAYS HE CALLED ON

THE COMMANDER OF THE

SECURITY FORCES TO TELL THEM

TO STOP HIS TROOPS FROM

BLESSING OTHER SERVICE

MEMBERS, AND THE COMMANDER

IS COMPLYING.

> AS CBN NEWS HAS

REPORTED, A NAVY CHAPLAIN IS

UNDER FIRE FOR EXPRESSING

HIS CHRISTIAN FAITH WHILE

COUNSELLING NAVY MEMBERS.

THEY COULD POSSIBLY FIRE HIM

JUST MONTHS BEFORE HE

REACHES HIS 20-YEAR

RETIREMENT.

THIS WEEK, THE LIBERTY

INSTITUTE HAS BEEN FIGHTING

ON THE CHAPLAIN'S BEHALF.

CBN'S MARK MARTIN SPOKE WITH

HIM.

THE NAVY'S ALLEGATIONS

AGAINST THE CHAPLAIN IS HE

IS NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT

ENOUGH FOR THEIR LIKING.

HE IS A HIGHLY DECORATED

CHAPLAIN, WITH 15 YEARS, AND

PRIOR TO THAT HE WAS AN

ENLISTED MARINE.

HE HAS RECEIVED THE HIGHEST

ACCOLADES FROM REALLY THE

WHO'S WHO OF THE NAVY.

AND YET BECAUSE OF A HANDFUL

OF COMPLAINTS THAT BASICALLY

ALLEGE THAT HE WASN'T

POLITICALLY CORRECT IN A

PLURALISTIC AND DIVERSE

NAVY, THE NAVY HAS NOW

DECIDED THAT HE IS NO LONGER

FIT TO SERVE.

Mark: WHAT EXACTLY DOES

THAT MEAN?

HAS THE CHAPLAIN BEEN

ACCUSED OF SHARING THE NAME

OF JESUS WITH SERVICEMEN AND

WOMEN?

IS THAT WHAT HIS CHARGE IS?

BREAK IT DOWN AS FAR AS WHAT

THE SPECIFIC COMPLAINT IS.

WHEN CHAPLAINS CONDUCT

WHAT IS CALLED PASTORAL CARE

AND COUNSELLING SESSIONS, IT

IS AKIN TO WHAT A PASTOR OF

THE CHURCH WOULD DO.

HE HAS HOURS DURING WHICH HE

IS AVAILABLE TO TALK TO

INDIVIDUAL SAILORS AND

MARINES.

THESE ARE PRIVATE,

CONFIDENTIAL, ONE-ON-ONE

COUNSELLING SESSIONS.

AND HE SAYS, ANYTHING WE SAY

DOES NOT LEAVE THE FOUR

WALLS OF THIS OFFICE.

THIS IS A CONFIDENTIAL

DISCUSSION.

AND I'M HERE TO TALK ABOUT

ANYTHING YOU WANT TO TALK

ABOUT.

NO QUESTION IS OFF-LIMITS.

BUT HE ALSO EXPLAINS THAT AS

AN ORDAINED MINISTER, AS

SOMEBODY WHO IS ORDAINED BY

THE ASSEMBLIES OF GOD, AND

HE SAYS THAT THAT MEANS THAT

EVERYTHING WE TALK ABOUT,

ANY QUESTION THAT YOU ASK

ME, I HAVE TO ANSWER

CONSISTENT WITH THE DOCTORAL

TENANTS OF MY DENOMINATION.

AND THE NAVY IS USING THESE

PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATIONS IN

A BEA BETRAYING OF TRUST TO

PUNISH HIM.

Mark: WE HAVE PEOPLE

ARGUING THAT MILITARY

CHAPLAINS SHOULD BEHAVE LIKE

SECULAR CHAPLAINS AND NOT

TALK ABOUT THEIR RELIGIOUS

BELIEFS.

HOW DO YOU RESPOND TO THAT?

FIRST, THAT IS ABSOLUTELY

CONTRARY TO FEDERAL LAW AND

ALL MILITARY REGULATIONS,

WHICH CLEARLY ALLOW FOR

SERVICE MEMBERS AND

CHAPLAINS TO SPEAK AND

EXPRESS THEMSELVES IN

ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR

SINCERELY HELD RELIGIOUS

BELIEFS.

NUMBER TWO, AS FAR AS BEING

A CHAPLAIN GOES AND BEING A

SECULAR CHAPLAIN, THAT

DOESN'T EVEN MAKE SENSE

BECAUSE MILITARY, AGAIN,

SAYS IT IS THE ENDORSING

DENOMINATION THAT HOLDS ALL

OF THE CARDS WHEN IT COMES

TO BEING A CHAPLAIN.

IF THE CHAPLAIN DOES

SOMETHING THAT IS CONTRARY

TO THE DOCTORAL TENANTS,

THEY CAN REMOVE THE

ENDORSEMENT, WHICH MEANS

THAT PERSON CAN'T EVEN SERVE

AS A CHAPLAIN ANYMORE.

SO THIS PUTS -- THIS

SITUATION PUTS ALL CHAPLAINS

BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD

PLACE.

THEY ARE NOW LEFT TO CHOOSE

BETWEEN MY RELIGIOUS BELIEFS

OR MY CAREER.

BUT IF THEY GO AGAINST THEIR

RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, THEN

THEIR ENDORSER IS GOING TO

PULL THEIR ENDORSEMENT AND

THEY CAN'T BE A CHAPLAIN.

THAT'S WHY THIS SITUATION IS

SO DANGEROUS, NOT JUST FOR

HIM, BUT FOR ALL CHAPLAINS

BECAUSE IT SENDS THAT

MESSAGE THAT YOUR RELIGIOUS

BELIEFS ARE NOW LONGER

WELCOME IN THE NAVY.

Mark: IS THERE ANYTHING

OUR VIEWERS CAN DO TO GET

INVOLVED?

WHAT IS NEXT IS ON MARCH

9th, WE FILED A POWERFUL

RESPONSE TO THE NAVY'S

ACCUSATIONS AND

CATEGORICALLY AND

SPECIFICALLY DENIED THAT HE

SAID OR DID ANYTHING

INAPPROPRIATE.

IN FACT, HIS RELIGIOUS

EXPRESSION IS PROTECTED BY

LAW.

WE ACTUALLY HAD TO ASK

PERMISSION FROM THE NAVY FOR

A CHRISTIAN CHAPLAIN TO BE

ABLE TO CONTINUE TO CONDUCT

HIS DUTY AS A CHAPLAIN IN

ACCORDANCE WITH HIS

RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.

AND THE NAVY HAS SEVEN DAYS

TO RESPOND TO THAT REQUEST.

YOUR VIEWERS CAN CERTAINLY

JOIN THE EFFORT TO SUPPORT

THE CHAPLAIN.

I WOULD ENCOURAGE THEM TO GO

TO LIBERTYINSTITUTE.ORG.

THERE IS A PAGE THERE.

THEY DON'T HAVE TO TAKE MY

WORD FOR ANYTHING I'VE

SAID.

ALL OF THE EVIDENCE IS

THERE, LAID OUT FOR PEOPLE

TO SEE FOR THEMSELVES.

ALL OF HIS RECOMMENDATIONS,

HIS ACCOLADES, INCLUDING THE

COMPLAINT AGAINST HIM AND

OUR RESPONSE.

SO PEOPLE CAN GET BEHIND THE

EFFORT TO SUPPORT HIM.

THAT'S WHAT IS GOING TO HELP

THIS CASE, IS FOR THE

AMERICAN PUBLIC TO EXPRESS

THEIR OUTRAGE AT THE NAVY

FOR PUNISHING AN AMERICAN

HERO.

YOU CAN HEAR MORE OF OUR

INTERVIEW WITH THE

CHAPLAIN'S ATTORNEY,

INCLUDING MORE ABOUT THE

MILITARY'S CRACK DOWN ON

OTHER CHAPLAINS AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

> UP NEXT, TRANSLATING THE

BIBLE INTO THE EARTH'S 6900

LANGUAGES.

SEE HOW TECHNOLOGY IS

HASTENING THE DAY WHEN THE

GOSPEL WILL REACH THE ENTIRE

WORLD.

SO WHAT DOES IT MEAN IF

NO RACIAL GROUP IS THE

MAJORITY?

WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE FOR

THE CHURCH, EDUCATION, AND

POLITICS?

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TALKING

ABOUT THIS WEEK ON "NEWSROOM

TALK."

AND WE HOPE YOU'LL JOIN

US.

Efrem: AND WELCOME BACK

TO CBN "NEWSWATCH."

JESUS PROMISED HE WOULD

RETURN TO EARTH WHEN THE

GOSPEL REACHES THE WHOLE

WORLD.

AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN

HISTORY, THANKS TO

TECHNOLOGY, WE COULD SOON

SEE THE BIBLE AVAILABLE TO

EVERY PERSON IN EVERY

LANGUAGE.

PAUL STRAND HAS THAT STORY.

Reporter: THESE THREE

MEN ALL HAVE A PASSION FOR

THE BIBLE, AND EACH PLAYS A

KEY ROLE IN MAKING IT

POSSIBLE FOR EVERYONE ON

EARTH TO HAVE ACCESS TO THE

SCRIPTURE IN OUR LIFE

TIMES.

BOB CRESEN SAYS PUTTING

GOD'S WORD INTO THE 6900

LANGUAGES ARE WELL UNDER

WAY.

THIS TREE SHOWS WHAT 6900

LOOKS LIKE.

ABOUT A THIRD OF THOSE

DON'T NEED ANY WORK.

A THIRD OF THOSE ARE UNDER

WAY.

AND ABOUT A THIRD, AROUND

1800, DON'T HAVE ONE WORD OF

SCRIPTURE YET.

Reporter: HIGH-TECH

INNOVATIONS ARE SLASHING THE

40-YEAR TIME IT USED TO TAKE

FOR A FIRST-TIME

TRANSLATION.

IT HAS ACCELERATED THE

PACE WHERE IT TAKES ABOUT 10

YEARS FOR A NEW TESTAMENT TO

BE DONE.

Reporter: MARK GREEN

WATCHED A GUATEMALAN

WATCHMAN CRY WHEN HE GOT HIS

HANDS ON THE SCRIPTURES.

I WONDERED IF IT WOULD BE

WORTH ALL OF THE TIME AND

INVESTMENT.

BUT WHEN HE GOT HIS BIBLE,

HE DID SOMETHING I NEVER HAD

SEEN BEFORE, AND HE OPENLY

WEPT TO GET GOD'S WORD.

MY PASSION SINCE THEN WAS TO

MAKE SURE EVERYBODY HAS GOT

GOD'S WORD.

Reporter: AND HE

RECALLS A SIMILAR MOMENT FOR

SOME AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHURCH

WOMEN WHEN THEY WERE READ

THE EASTER STORY.

THEY STARTED WEEPING.

AND HE SAID, MOTHERS, WHY

ARE YOU CRYING.

AND H THEY SAID WE HAD

NEVER HEARD THIS STORY

BEFORE.

AND HE SAID, YES, YOU HAVE.

AND THEN HE REALIZED, THEY

HAD ONLY HEARD IT IN FRENCH,

AND NOT THEIR MOTHER

TONGUE.

Reporter: AND THEY CAN

ACCESS THE BIBLE ON THEIR

DIGITAL DEVICES.

EVEN IN COUNTRIES WHERE IT

IS BANNED.

BOBBY CAME UP WITH U-VERSION

WHICH HAS BEEN DOWNLOADED

150,000 TIMES.

THE APP HAS BEEN USED

EVERYWHERE ON THE PLANET,

INCLUDING IN PLACES WHERE IF

PEOPLE WERE CAUGHT WITH THE

BIBLE, THEY WOULD BE PUT TO

DEATH.

WHEN SHE WAS YOUNG, THEY

BURNED ALL OF THE BIBLES IN

THAT LANGUAGE.

THE LAST TIME SHE HAD SEEN

GOD'S WORD IN HER LANGUAGE,

SHE WAS A LITTLE GIRL.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS SHE

SAID IS THEY CAN'T BURN

THIS, AND SHE WAS TALKING

ABOUT THE APP.

AND IT HELPS WITH

ILLITERACY.

PEOPLE WILL READ IT ON

THEIR PHONES OR IN A BOOK,

AND THEY'LL LISTEN TO THE

AUDIO.

Reporter: IN ADDITION

TO REACHING THE WORLD,

REACHING THE YOUNG IS ALSO

IMPORTANT, AND TECHNOLOGY

MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN

THAT GOAL.

US AND OUR PARTNERS HAVE

INVESTED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS

IN BUILDING AN APP THAT WE

FEEL IS AT THE TOP LEVEL IN

TERMS OF ITS ENGAGEMENT WITH

KIDS.

AND IT IS ENGAGING MY

CHILDREN IN THE BIBLE EVERY

DAY.

Reporter: THE BIBLE APP

FOR KIDS IS CERTAINLY

CHANGING THE WAY CHILDREN

RELATE TO THE BIBLE, BUT IN

SOME CASES IT IS EVEN

AFFECTING ADULTS.

LIKE AN ATHEIST WHO SAID HE

WOULD DO WHATEVER IT TOOK TO

HELP HIS DAUGHTER LEARN.

THE BIBLE BECAME A

RESOURCE FOR HIM.

WE HAVE AN ATHEIST PARENT

TEACHING THEIR CHILDREN

ABOUT THE BIBLE.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

GREEN AND HIS PEOPLE ARE

MAKING IT AVAILABLE TO

SHARE.

WHEN SOMEBODY COMES UP

WITH SOMETHING LIKE

U-VERSION, THEY CAN REACH

ALL OF THESE TEXTS.

Reporter: THEY OFFER

103,000 TRANSLATIONS TO THE

WORLD.

SOMETIMES IT TAKES SIX

MONTHS TO A YEAR TO GET THE

PRINTED VERSION OUT.

BUT IN THE DIGITAL BIBLE

AREA, U-VERSION CAN PULL IT

OUT IN ABOUT 20 MINUTES.

MY PASSION IS BY THE YEAR

2033, 95% OF THE WORLD WILL

HAVE A WHOLE BIBLE.

99 .9% WILL HAVE THE NEW

TESTAMENT.

Reporter: THROUGHOUT IN

OUR LIFE TIMES, ALL OF THE

PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD

HAVING THEIR VERY OWN

VERSION OF THE BIBLE, NO

MATTER WHAT BIBLE THEY

SPEAK.

COULD THIS HASTEN THE DAY

WHEN THE BIBLE IS PREACHED

THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

HE SAYS, AFTER ALL HAVE

HEARD, THEN I'LL COME BACK.

WE'RE HASTENING THE RETURN

OF JESUS CHRIST.

NO PREDICTIONS.

I'M NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF

BEING A PROPHET, BUT I

BELIEVE THAT IS TRUE.

TWO THINGS ARE GOING TO

LAST FOREVER, THE SOULS OF

MAN AND GOD'S WORD.

IF WE CAN PUT GOD'S WORD

INTO PEOPLE, WE FEEL LIKE

WE'RE DOING SOMETHING THAT

WILL LAST FOREVER.

Efrem: COVERING THE

EARTH WITH THE GOSPEL IN

EVERY LANGUAGE.

SO BEAUTIFUL.

STAY WITH US.

THERE IS MORE OF CBN

"NEWSWATCH" COMING UP AFTER

THIS BREAK.

Efrem: AND WELCOME

BACK.

FINALLY THIS HOUR, IF YOU

WHINE ABOUT WAKING UP EARLY

FOR CHURCH, A CONGREGATION

IN SOUTH KOREA MIGHT MAKE

YOU RE-THINK THOSE

COMPLAINTS.

*

Efrem: THOSE ARE THE

SOUNDS FROM THE NAION CHURCH

IN SEOUL.

THIS IS THE 6 a.m.

SERVICE, BUT THEY BEGIN AT

4:30.

IT IS ONE OF FIVE MORNING

SERVICES AT THE CHURCH.

I'VE BEEN COMING HERE

ABOUT FOUR YEARS.

IT IS FANTASTIC.

Efrem: THIS MONTH THE

CHURCH CELEBRATED 35 YEARS

OF EARLY MORNING PRAYER.

CBN NEWS JOINED WITH OUR

KOREAN PARTNERS, C-CHANNEL,

TO TAKE PART IN THE

CELEBRATIONS.

IT IS BEAUTIFUL.

THAT IS GOING TO DO IT FOR

THIS EDITION OF CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

YOU CAN FIND MORE OF OUR

EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF THE

ISSUES YOU CARE MOST ABOUT

AT CB CBNNEWS.COM.

TAKE THE TIME TO TELL US

WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THE

STORIES YOU'VE SEEN HERE

TODAY.

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TWITTER.

HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US RIGHT

HERE NEXT TIME.

IT IS THURSDAY, MAKE IT A

THANKFUL ONE.

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