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Christian World News - March 27, 2015

This week on Christian World News: Nigeria hangs in the balance as voters go to the polls to choose between a Christian and a Muslim candidate for president. The election could test the unity of this important African nation. Plus, a brave ... Read Transcript


George: THIS WEEK ON

CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS,

POLITICAL TURMOIL IN

NIGERIA, AS THE COUNTRY

VOTES IN ITS NATIONAL

ELECTION, SOME FEAR THE

RESULTS COULD BRING EVEN

MORE VIOLENCE.

Wendy: PLUS, SHE STOOD

UP FOR CHRIST AND SPOKE OUT

AGAINST ISLAM.

NOW SHE IS PAYING A HEAVY

PRICE.

George: AND CELEBRATING

THE LIFE AND MINISTRY OF A

TELEVISION GIANT.

OUR LOOK AT CBN'S PAT

ROBERTSON ON HIS 85th

BIRTHDAY.

A DIVIDED NATION PRAYS FOR

PEACE ASVOTERS CAST THEIR

BALLOTS.

HELLO, EVERYONE, I'M GEORGE

THOMAS.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

NIGERIANS HEAD TO THE POLLS

THIS WEEKEND FOR A CRUCIAL

ELECTION.

George: A BIG ELECTION

WITH A CHRISTIAN AND A

MUSLIM CANDIDATE VYING FOR

THE PRESIDENCY.

THE OUTCOME COULD TEST THE

UNITY OF THIS VERY IMPORTANT

AFRICAN COUNTRY.

NIGERIA'S CURRENT PRESIDENT,

JONATHAN GOODMAN, IS A

CHRISTIAN FROM THE SOUTH,

HIS CHALLENGER IS A MUSLIM

FROM THE NORTH.

POLLS SO THE RACE A DEAD

HEAT.

SOME 68 MILLION NIGERIANS

HAVE REGISTERED TO VOTE.

WE VOTED FOR GOODLUCK

JONATHAN IN 2011.

NIGERIA NEEDED HIM THEN, BUT

NOW WE NEED CHANGE.

WE WANT HIM TO FINISH

WHAT HE STARTED FOR

NIGERIA.

George: THE ELECTION

WAS SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN ON

FEBRUARY 14th, BUT WAS

POSTPONED TO THIS WEEKEND

BECAUSE OF SECURITY

CONCERNS, DUE TO THE

REPEATED ATTACKS BY THE

RADICAL ISLAMIC GROUP, BOKO

HARAM.

WITH THE ELECTION NOW SET

FOR MARCH 28, THERE IS A LOT

OF DEBATE.

AS YOU CAN SEE HERE IN THE

NATIONAL NEWSPAPERS, ABOUT

WHETHER THE DATE SHOULD HAVE

BEEN CHANGED IN THE FIRST

PLACE.

WHAT IS CLEAR IS THAT MANY

NIGERIANS ARE CONCERNED

ABOUT THE SECURITY

CONDITIONS NOT HERE IN

ABUJA, BUT ACROSS THE

COUNTRY.

THEY ARE CONCERNED IF THESE

ELECTIONS CAN TAKE PLACE

WITHOUT BLOODSHED.

THE LAST TIME THEY

CAMPAIGNED FOR THE

PRESIDENCY IN 2011, HUNDREDS

OF CHURCHES WERE BURNED.

HUNDREDS OF CHRISTIANS,

KILLED, AND THOUSANDS OF

CHRISTIAN BUSINESSES AND

HOMES DESTROYED, MAINLY BY

BUHARI'S ISLAMIC

SUPPORTERS.

SECURITY THIS TIME AROUND IS

STILL A BIG WORRY.

NIGERIA IS FIGHTING A 6-YEAR

ISLAMIC INSURGENCY BY BOKO

HARAM.

THEY ARE TRYING TO TURN

NIGERIA INTO AN ISLAMIC

STATE.

THAT IS THE REASON WE

KEEP READING ABOUT GOD.

BECAUSE HE IS THE ONLY ONE

WHO CAN SAVE US, AND THE

ONLY ONE WHO CAN ACTUALLY DO

SOMETHING ABOUT THIS

SITUATION.

George: FOR THE PAST

SIX WEEKS, A MULTI-NATIONAL

FORCE RECAPTURED THE TOWN

HELD BY BOKO HARAM.

BUT THIS WEEK'S KIDNAPPING

OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN BY

BOKO HARAM, IS A POTENT

REMINDER.

RELIGION WILL BE A BIG

FACTOR IN THE ELECTION.

NIGERIA IS SPLIT DOWN THE

MIDDLE.

THE SOUTH IS CHRISTIAN, AND

THE NORTH IS MUSLIM.

JONATHAN'S BASE IS FROM THE

PROSPEROUS OIL-RICH SOUTH.

BUHARI'S IS IN THE NORTH.

WHILE JONATHAN HAS BROUGHT

SOME ECONOMIC STABILITY TO

THE COUNTRY DURING HIS TIME

IN OFFICE, HIS INDECISIVE OF

DEALING WITH BOKO HARAM

COULD HURT HIM WITH VOTERS.

BURHARI PROMISED TO TACKLE

CORRUPTION, IF ELECTED.

HE ONCE CALLED BY THE

IMPLEMENTATION OF SHAR'IA

LAW IN NIGERIA.

THE STAKES THIS WEEKEND

COULD NOT BE HIGHER.

NIGERIA IS AFRICA'S MOST

POPULOUS COUNTRY, AND IT

PRODUCESMORE OIL THAN ANY

OTHER NATION IN AFRICA.

SO THE OUTCOME OF THE

ELECTION AND ANY POTENTIAL

VIOLENCE WILL BE FELT FAR

BEYOND ITS BORDERS.

CBN NEWS WILL BE UPDATING

THIS VERY IMPORTANT STORY

THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND.

PLEASE CHECK OUT THE DETAILS

AT cbnnews.com, OR VISIT

OUR OWN Facebook PAGE.

Wendy: TURNING NOW TO

NORTHERN IRAQ, WHERE MORE

THAN A MILLION REFUGEES

SURVIVED THE WINTER IN

MAKESHIFT REFUGEE CAMPS.

WITH NO PROSPECT OF

RETURNING HOME SOON, THEY'RE

TRYING TO PLAN FOR THE

FUTURE.

GARY LANE ASKED CHRISTIAN

RIGHT OF "OPEN DOORS U.S.A."

ABOUT THEIR NEEDS AND THEIR

HOPES.

Reporter: WHEN WE WERE

THERE IN THE SUMMER, THE

CHALLENGES WERE STAYING COOL

AND FOOD AND CLOTHES AND

SHELTER.

AND THEN WE WE WENT BAC AS

WE WENT BACK AT WINTERTIME,

THERE WERE NEW NEEDS.

THEY NEEDED HEATERS, BUT

THEY STILL NEEDED FOOD.

WHAT ARE THEIR NEEDS NOW?

RIGHT NOW, MANY OF THE

PEOPLE I'M SPEAKING WITH AND

HUMANITARIAN AID WORKERS ARE

TELLING ME A LOT OF THE

CHALLENGES ARE TURNING TO

LONG-TERM CONSIDERATIONS,

LIKE EDUCATION.

ONE TOLD ME THEIR ENTIRE

FOCUS IS ON EDUCATION

BECAUSE THAT FAIR NOT

CAREFUL, THESE KIDS ARE

GOING TO LOSE CRUCIAL YEARS

OF THEIR LIVES IN TERMS OF

THEIR EDUCATION.

SO EDUCATION IS VERY

CRUCIAL, OBVIOUSLY.

AND YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE

REALITY OF WHAT A LOT OF

CHILDREN HAVE EXPERIENCED,

AND THAT IS TRAUMA.

SO TRAUMA COUNSELLING IS

HUGE.

A LOT OF PEOPLE NEED THAT

EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL

SUPPORT AFTER WHAT THEY'VE

BEEN THROUGH.

SO TRAUMA COUNSELLING IS

SIGNIFICANT.

EDUCATION IS SIGNIFICANT.

AND THEN ALSO THERE IS

SOMETHING THA THAT -- THEY

WANT DESIGNATED AREAS WHERE

REFUGEE CHILDREN CAN GO TO

PLAY WITH OTHER CHILDREN.

THEY WANT TO HELP THE

CHILDREN RECREATE CHILDHOOD

IN AN AMAZING WAY.

Wendy: YOU CAN SEE THE

FULL INTERVIEW AT GARY

LANE'S GLOBAL BLOG AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

Gordon: SAEED ABEDINI

HAS BEEN JAILED IN A HARSH

IRANIAN PRISON FOR NEARLY

TWO AND A HALF YEARS BECAUSE

OF HIS CHRISTIAN FAITH.

NOW PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS

ISSUED A STATEMENT SAYING:

"SAEED MUST BE RETURNED TO

HIS WIFE AND TWO YOUNG

CHILDREN, WHO NEEDLESSLY

CONTINUE TO GROW UP WITHOUT

THEIR FATHER."

THE PRESIDENT'S STATEMENT

CAME ON AN IRANIAN HOLIDAY

THAT OFTEN INCLUDES A

REPRIEVE OF SOME PRISONS.

AND HE CALLED FOR THE

RELEASE OF THREE OTHER

AMERICANS WHO ARE IMPRISONED

OR MISSING IN IRAN.

Wendy: BENNY HIN

CONTINUES TO RECOVER IN A

HOTTEST.

HOSPITAL.

THE EVANGELIST SAYS HE DID

NOT HAVE A HEART ATTACK.

HIS DAUGHTER SAID IN A

STATEMENT HE WAS BATTLING

FATIGUE AND HAVING A HARD

TIME BREATHING.

AND NOW A MAGAZINE SAYS THEY

HAVE SPOKEN WITH HIM AND HIS

DOCTOR AND CONFIRMED HE DID

NOT HAVE A HEART ATTACK, BUT

DOCTORS DID SUCCESSFULLY

SHOCK HIS HEART TO RESET THE

RHYTHM.

> AND COMING UP, SHE'S

PAYING A HUGE PRICE FOR

SPEAKING OUT AGAINST ISLAM.

STAY TUNED FOR AN UPDATE ON

HEIDI MUND, ALSO KNOWN AS

THE BRAVE GERMAN WOMAN.

George: AND WELCOME

BACK TO CHRISTIAN WORLD

NEWS.

A CHRISTIAN PASTOR IN CHINA

IS FACING ONE YEAR IN JAIL.

HIS CRIME, ASKING BOW THE

ABOUT THE FORCED REMOVAL OF

CROSSES ON CHURCH ROOFTOPS.

HE IS THE FIRST TO BE JAILED

FOR ASKING ABOUT THE INTENSE

CAMPAIGN TO REMOVE CROSSES

FROM CHURCHES.

THE AUTHORITIES TORE DOWN

ABOUT 400 CROSSES, SAYING

THEY VIOLATED THE CODE.

Wendy: HEIDI MUND IS

PAYING A HIGH PRICE FOR HER

BRAVE ACTIONS.

DALE HURD BRINGS US THIS

UPDATE ON HER COURAGEOUS

STORY.

Reporter: IN 2013, SHE

STOOD UP WHEN A MUSLIM IMAM

WAS GIVING AN ISLAMIC CALL

TO PRAYER INSIDE A CHRISTIAN

CHURCH.

SHE PROCLAIMED THAT JESUS

CHRIST IS LORD OF GERMANY,

AND SHE WARNED THE AUDIENCE

THAT WHATWAS HAPPENING WAS

A LIE.

[SPEAKING A

FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

Reporter: THE

YouTube VIDEO AND OUR

CBN NEWS STORY WERE SEEN BY

MILLIONS, AND THIS

MYSTERIOUS CHRISTIAN WOMAN,

NAMED HEIDI MUND, BECAME

KNOWN AROUND THE WORLD AS

THE BRAVE GERMAN WOMAN.

ALTHOUGH SHE DOES NOT WANT

THE CREDIT, SOME BELIEVE SHE

DID BREAK A CURSE OVER

GERMANY, SETTING THE STAGE

FOR THE MASSIVE STREET

DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST

ISLAMIZATION BY THE

CITIZENS' GROUP BEGITA.

PEOPLE TOLD ME, YOU KNOW

WHAT YOU DID LAST YEAR?

YOU BROKE THE CURSE OVER

GERMANY.

Reporter: BUT TODAY

HEIDI MUND IS PAYING A HEAVY

PRICE.

A FAR LEFT RADICAL GROUP

LEAFLETED HER NEIGHBORHOOD,

SAYING THEY LIVE NEAR A

RACIST.

WHEN SHE AND HER HUSBAND

TRIED TO START A CHAPTER OF

BEGITA, SHE BECAME UNDER

ATTACK, AND HER HUSBAND WAS

FIRED FROM HIS JOB.

AND A LOCAL GROUP OF PASTORS

DISTANCED THEMSELVES FROM

HER, ASKING IF JESUS WOULD

JOIN A GROUP LIKE BEGITA.

AND IN A NATION WHERE LOVING

YOUR COUNTRY IS VIEWED WITH

SUSPICION, VIDEOS MOCK HER

HAS A NAZI.

WHAT NONE OF THESE PEOPLE

PROBABLY SAW ON A DOWNTOWN

STREET LAST YEAR.

SHE WAS SETTING UP HER

STREET MINISTRY, TO GIVE

AWAY CHRISTIAN D.V.D.s TO

ANYONE WHO WOULD TAKE THEM,

BUT ESPECIALLY TO MUSLIMS.

GOD USES ME VERY OFTEN

FOR MUSLIMS.

IT IS OUR COMMISSION TO GIVE

THEM THE GOSPEL OF JESUS

CHRIST.

IT ONLY CAN BE JESUS.

ONLY JESUS CHRIST CAN FILL

THE HOLE IN THEIR HEARTS AND

THE LACK IN THEIR HEARTS.

ONLY HE CAN.

IF THEY MEET JESUS AND

ACCEPT JESUS IN THEIR LIVES

AS SAVIOR AND AS LORD, THE

HOLY SPIRIT WILL CHANGE

THEM.

AND THEY WILL NOT BE OUR

ENEMIES ANYMORE.

Reporter: BUT HEIDI HAS

HAD TO STOP HER STREET

MINISTRY AND NOW LIVES IN

SEMI ISOLATION, GOING

OUTSIDE ONLY WHEN SHE HAS

TO.

WITH NO INCOME, THE MUNDS

MAY LOSE THEIR HOME.

SHE HAS SINCE LEFT BEGITA,

WHICH HEIDI SAYS IS ORDINARY

PEOPLE CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR

NATION.

THEY SAY WE ARE THE

NAZIS.

YOU CAN READ ABOUT THE

NAZIS, THE NAZIS, THE NAZI.

BUT THIS IS LIKE A BALLOON

OF LIES.

THERE ARE SOME, OF COURSE,

BUT I BELIEVE MOST OF THEM

ARE HONEST AND THEY REALLY

HAVE THIS AIM TO PROTECT

GERMANY AGAINST THIS BRUTAL

IDEOLOGY.

Reporter: NOW SHE SAYS

SHE CAN ONLY WAIT ON THE

LORD AND TRUST GOD TO SEE

HER THROUGH A VERY DIFFICULT

PERIOD.

IT CAN PUSH US DOWN VERY

EASILY, YEAH?

AND WE COULD BE DEPRESSED OR

DISCOURAGED, BUT THINK ABOUT

IT.

JESUS IS ALWAYS LORD.

JUST HOLD ON TO WALK IN HIS

WAYS.

Reporter: DALE HURD,

CBN NEWS, IN FRANKFURT,

GERMANY.

Wendy: THANKS, DALE.

AND THOSE WHO WANT TO HELP

HEIDI CAN MAKE DONATIONS

THROUGH HER PAYPAL ACCOUNT.

YOU CAN FIND A LINK ON OUR

WEBSITE, CBNNEWS.COM.

George: COMING UP, HE

IS 85 YEARS YOUNG AND STILL

GOING STRONG.

WE CELEBRATE THE LIFE AND

LEGACY OF CBN FOUNDER, PAT

ROBERTSON.

George:WELL, CBN

FOUNDER, PAT ROBERTSON, JUST

CELEBRATED HIS 85th

BIRTHDAY.

AND THEÑMINISTRY HE STARTED

BACKIN 1961, WELL, IT IS

STILL GOING VERYSTRONG.

Wendy: CBN HAS HELPED

BROADCAST THE GOSPEL TO THE

ENDS OF THE EARTH.

AND DR. ROBERTSON HAS

BRANCHED OUT TO LAUNCH NO

LESS THANORGANIZATIONS

TO IMPACT THE WORLD.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: PAT ROBERTSON

IS INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN AS

THE HOST OF "THE 700 CLUB,"

ONE OF THE LONGEST-RUNNING

DAILY PROGRAMS IN TV

HISTORY.

FOR MORE THAN HALF A

CENTURY, HE HAS LED THE

CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS AND THE

GLOBAL OUT REACHES OF ITS

ENTITIES.

Pat: AS CBN, WE

BROADCAST IN ABOUT 58

DIFFERENT LANGUAGES.

THE THINGS I HAVE SEEN SINCE

THE FALL OF COMMUNISM IS

THAT WE HAVE SEEN BETWEEN

500 MILLION AND 600 MILLION

PEOPLE ACCEPT CHRIST.

THIS NETWORK OF PAT'S

LIFE HAS TOUCHED SO MANY

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WITH THIS

POWER OF GOD, THE GOSPEL OF

THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, THAT

HASTRANSFORMED AND CHANGED

LIVES BY THE MILLIONS.

Reporter: BECAUSE PAT

BELIEVED THE MANDATE TO CARE

ABOUT THE POOR, HE STARTED

CBN'S HUMANITARIAN AND

RELIEF ARM IN 1978.

NOW ONE OF THE MOST TRUSTED

CHARITIES IN THE NATION,

"OPERATION BLESSING"

INTERNATIONAL HAS TOUCHED

THE LIVES OF MORE THAN

246 MILLION PEOPLE, 105

COUNTRIES AND ALL 50 STATES,

PROVIDING DISASTER RELIEF,

MEDICAL AID, COMMUNITY

DEVELOPMENT, AND CLEAN

WATER.

WE DISTRIBUTED ABOUT

100 MILLION POUNDS OF FOOD

AND SUPPLIES TO THE INNER

CITIES OF AMERICA EVERY

YEAR.

Reporter: IN ORDER TO

LAUNCH FEATURE CHRISTIAN

LEADERS, PAT ESTABLISHED

REGENT UNIVERSITY IN 1978

WITH 70 STUDENTS.

SINCE THEN, IT HAS GROWN

INTO A GLOBAL CENTER.

THERE ARE 59-DEGREE PROGRAMS

ON CAMPUS AND ONLINE.

WITH 16,000 ALUMNI IN 84

COUNTRIES.

Pat: WE HAVE WON THE

NATIONAL MOOT COURT

CHAMPIONSHIP.

WE WON THE NEGOTIATING

CHAMPIONSHIP, AND TOOK THE

ROLE FROM HARVARD THE YEAR

BEFORE.

WE'VE HAD OVER 200 FILM

AWARDS.

WE ACTUALLY WON THE COLLEGE

OSCARS, THE BEST STUDENT

FILM IN THE NATION.

WE HAVE 500 TEACHERS OF THE

YEAR, 23 SITTING JUDGES.

WE HAVE PEOPLE IN CONGRESS,

AND STUDENTS FROM ALL AROUND

THE WORLD.

Reporter: PAT'S

INFLUENCE WENT BEYOND

CHRISTIAN MINISTRY AND

EDUCATION.

BEGINNING EARLY IN HIS

PUBLIC LIFE, PAT CONSULTED

WITH CHURCH AND POLITICAL

LEADERS AROUND THE GLOBE.

THROUGH THE DECADES, HE HAS

CONTINUED TO CONFER WITH

MANY U.S. PRESIDENTS AND

WORLD LEADERS.

A GROUP OF SOCIAL AND

POLITICAL CONSERVATIVES

PETITIONED PAT TO RUN FOR

THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL

NOMINATION IN 1988.

HIS PRESIDENTIAL RUN GAVE

RISE TO THE CHRISTIAN

COALITION, A CONSERVATIVE,

PRO-FAMILY POLITICAL GROUP.

FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE

WORLD HAD TO TAKE THE CHURCH

SERIOUSLY, IN A WAY THAT

HERETOFOR THEY DIDN'T.

THEY SAID STAY IN YOUR

LITTLE CORNER AND GO NO

FURTHER.

Reporter: HAVING

ENGAGED IN A PUBLIC DEBATE,

PAT SAW A DISTURBING

PATTERN: PEOPLE OF FAITH

WERE STEADILY LOSING THEIR

RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS IN

AMERICA'S COURTS.

THEN HE FOUNDED THE AMERICAN

CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE.

PART OF PAT'S LIFE HAS

BEEN SEEING A NEED.

THERE WAS NOT SOPHISTICATED

ADVOCACY FOR CHRISTIANS

AGAINST GROUPS LIKE THE ACLU

AND PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN

WAY.

WE HAD 20 CASES AT THE U.S.

SUPREME COURT IN THE LAST 20

SOMETHING YEARS.

AND WE HAD A LOT OF

VICTORIES IN THOSE CASES.

IT IS NOT A TIME AND SEASON

FOR RELIGIOUS VICTORY.

IT IS AN ON-GOING BATTLE WE

HAVE TAKEN AROUND THE GLOBE,

AND THAT WAS PART OF PAT'S

INFLUENCE.

PAT ROBERTSON INFLUENCED

THIS NATION AND THE CHURCH

AND THE WORLD IN AN AMAZING

WAY.

BECAUSE HE LEAPED OVER THE

WALL AND BECAME INVOLVED IN

THE POLITICAL SYSTEM, AND

LET HIS VOICE BE HEARD AT A

TIME WHEN MOST CLERG

CLERGYMEN STOOD AND POINTED

A FINGER.

HE CHOSE, RATHER, TO ENGAGE

THE PROCESS.

HE HAS HAD AN ENORMOUS

INFLUENCE.

AND HE HAS BEEN A FIGURE

THAT DID IT WHEN NO OTHER

FIGURE HAD SIMILAR

CREDENTIALS.

Reporter: PERHAPS PAT'S

BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT IS

THE LOVE AND RESPECT IT

RECEIVES FROM HIS WIFE, DEE

DEE, HIS FOUR CHILDREN, 16

GRANDCHILDREN, AND 14

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN.

HE HAS HIS QUIET TIME

EVERY MORNING, AND IT JUST

NEVER FAILS.

PAT ROBERTSON IS ONE OF

THE MOST INFLUENTIAL 20th

CENTURY CHRISTIAN FIGURES.

AND THE EVILLUTIO EVOLUTION

OF CHRISTIAN THOUGHT AND THE

EXPANSION OF CHRISTIANITY

THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

HE AND HIS ORGANIZATION THAT

HE HAS BUILT HAVE HAD A

POWERFUL WORLD INFLUENCE ON

THE HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY

IN THE 21st CENTURY.

THAT'S A PRETTY GOOD

LEGACY.

*

Wendy: 85 YEARS YOUNG

IS RIGHT.

HE KEEPS US ALL ON OUR

TOES.

I'M SO BLESSED TO BE ABLE TO

CO-HOST"700 CLUB" WITH

HIM.

I CAN'TWHAT HE HAS

DONE IN ONELIFE.

George:UNBELIEVABLE.

AND A MAN WHO DECIDED TO

OBEYGOD.

AS A RESULT,MILLIONS OF

PEOPLE ARE WALKING INTOTHE

KINGDOM.

Wendy: THAT'S THEKEY,

JUST OBEY.

George: FOLKS, WE'LL BE

BACK RIGHT AFTER THISCH

THIS

Wendy: FINALLY THIS

WEEK -- WHERE DID THE SHOW

GO?

George: TOO FAST.

Wendy: THE JEWISH EXILE

IS DESCRIBED IN THE BOOK OF

DANIEL, JEREMIAH, AND

EZEKIEL.

George: AND WE'RE

LEARNING MORE ABOUT THAT

TIME FROM ANCIENT ARTIFACTS

THAT ARE GOING ON DISPLAY

FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME.

MY COLLEAGUE, CHRIS

MITCHELL, BRINGS US THAT

STORY FROM JERUSALEM.

Cliff: BY

Chris JERUSALEM.

Chris: BY THE RIVERS OF

BABYLON, WE WEPT FOR ZION.

WRITTEN WHEN THE JUDEANS

WERE CARRIED AWAY TO AN AREA

THAT IS PRESENT DAY IRAQ.

WHAT WE DO HERE FOR THE

FIRST TIME IS TELL A

COMPLETE STORY ABOUT THE

EXILE, FROM APPROXIMATELY

604 B.C., WHEN

NEBUCHADNEZZAR COMES FOR THE

FIRST TIME TO THE LAND OF

ISRAEL, TO 539, WHERE CYRUS

AND THE PERSIANS CONQUER

BABYLON AND RELEASE ALL OF

THE EXILES.

Reporter: MUCH OF THE

INFORMATION CAME FROM THESE

CLAY TABLETS IN ANCIENT

UNIFORM SCRIPT.

ON DIS DISPLAY FOR THE VERY

FIRST TIME, THEY TELL OF

EARLY LIFE IN THE CITY OF

JUDE JUDAH UNBABBLE

UNBABYLONIAN.

Reporter: IT ALSO OPENS

A MAJOR CHAPTER OF JEWISH

HISTORY.

IT IS THE THREAD THAT

TIES US TO OUR ANCESTORS.

Reporter: HERE WE SEE

AN ANCIENT TABLET NEXT TO A

MODERN ONE THAT TELLS THE

REAL STORY, AND EVERY DAY

LIFE FROM RENTAL AGREEMENTS

TO TAX ISSUES.

ONE OF THESE PEOPLE A

GUIDE FROM ISRAEL.

AND HE TOLD THE STORY OF THE

EXILE, WHICH HAS NEVER BEEN

TOLD BEFORE.

Reporter: IN THE

EXHIBIT, HE TELLS THE STORY

FROM THE EXILES ALL THE WAY

TO BABYLON AND THREE

ANIMATED MOVIES.

LUKO SAYS HE MET THE GUY IN

THESE TEXTS.

I KNOW HIS BROTHERS, I

KNOW HIS FATHER, HIS

GRANDFATHER AND GREAT

GRANDFATHER.

ALL OF THIS THROUGH THE NEW

TEXTS THAT NOBODY HAS SEEN

BEFORE.

Reporter: WEISS SAYS

ONE OF THE FAVORITE PARTS OF

THE EXHIBIT IS THE MODEL OF

THE ALUHUDU VILLAGE.

WE ARE SHOWING A SCENE IN

DAILY LIFE.

YOU CAN SEE THEM PLOWING THE

FIELDS, AND ROWING DOWN THE

RIVERS, AND PEOPLE COOKING

AT HOME, AND YOU GET A SENSE

OF THE CYCLE OF LIFE.

Reporter: PART OF WHAT

THE TABLETS SHOW IS THAT THE

EXILES LIVED PROSPEROUS

LIVES.

AND FOLLOWED JEREMIAH'S

MIND.

BUILD HOUSES AND PLANT

PRODUCE AND EAT IT.

AND SEEK THE WELFARE OF THE

CITY, WHERE I HAVE SENT YOU

INTO EXILE.

AND PRAY TO THE LORD ON ITS

BEHALF, FOR IN ITS WELFARE,

YOU WILL HAVE WELFARE.

SO WHEN IN 539 CYRUS THE

GREAT AND THE PERSIANS

CONQUER BABYLON, CYRUS

SIMPLY RELEASES ALL OF THE

EXILES.

MANY DECIDE TO STAY, LIKE

HAGI AND HIS FAMILY.

THEY HAVE THEIR FAMILIES,

THEY HAVE THEIR SCHOOLS.

AND ONLY IN 1950, 1952, THE

STATE OF IRAQ SIMPLY

EXPELLED THOUSANDS AND

THOUSANDS OF JEWS.

FOR JUST AS THEY WENT WITH

ALMOST NOTHING, THEY RETURN

WITH ALMOST NOTHING.

SO THIS IS THE FULL CIRCLE

OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE THAT

WERE EXILED AND RETURNED

AFTER 25,000 YEARS.

Reporter: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS, THE

BIBLE LAND'S MUSEUM,

JERUSALEM.

George: THAT IS IT FOR

THISWEEK'S EDITION OF

CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS.

IT WENT BY SO FAST.

Wendy: ITDID.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING

US.

UNTIL NEXT WEEK, FROM ALL OF

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