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CBN NewsWatch: April 6, 2015

CBN NewsWatch: April 6, 2015: Obama defends 'once in a lifetime' deal with Iran; Lawmakers back Navy Chaplain facing discharge; Two UK teens arrested on suspicion of terrorism; and more. Read Transcript


THANKS SO MUCH FOR

JOINING US FOR CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

Lori: AND I'M LORI

JOHNSON.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS DEFENDING

THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL IN THE

FACE OF TOUGH CRITICISM FROM

ISRAEL AND ITS SUPPORTERS.

HE IS ALSO FACING STIFF

OPPOSITION FROM CAPITOL

HILL.

LEADING LAWMAKERS ARE ALSO

SAYING THAT THE DEAL IS

DANGEROUS AND SHOULD BE

SCRAPPED.

DALE HURD HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

OBAMA IS DEFENDING THE IRAN

DEAL AS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME

OPPORTUNITY, TELLING THE

"NEW YORK TIMES," THIS IS

OUR BEST BET BY FAR TO MAKE

SURE IRAN DOESN'T GET A

NUCLEAR WEAPON.

THE AGREEMENT INCLUDES WHAT

THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS WOULD

BE UNPRECEDENTED INSPECTIONS

AND MONITORING OF IRAN'S

NUCLEAR FACILITIES FOR AT

LEAST 20 YEARS.

IT WILL MEAN IRAN WILL HAVE

TO ROLL BACK ITS NUCLEAR

PROGRAMS, AND MAKE SURE

FUTURE PLAPT PLANTS ARE

ONLY FOR CIVILIAN USE.

IN EXCHANGE, ECONOMIC

SANCTIONS WILL BE LIFTED

OVER TIME.

BUT THERE IS A PROBLEM: THE

DEAL BEING DESCRIBED BY

WASHINGTON IS NOT THE DEAL

BEING DESCRIBED BY IRAN.

IN FACT, IRAN HAS FORMALLY

EXPLAINE COMPLAINED THAT

THE AGREEMENT THAT THE WHITE

HOUSE IS SELLING TO THE

WORLD IS NOT WHAT WAS

ACCEPTED BY THE TALKS.

AND BENJAMIN NETANYAHU WARNS

THAT THE DEAL THREATENS THE

SURVIVAL OF ISRAEL.

HE SAYS HE IS NOT OPPOSED TO

A DEAL WITH IRAN, BUT IS

OPPOSED TO A PLAN THAT

LEAVES ITS NUCLEAR PROGRAM

IN PLACE AND GIVES IT A PATH

TO A NUCLEAR BOMB.

I'M NOT TRYING TO KILL

ANY DEAL.

I'M TRYING TO KILL A BAD

DEAL.

YOU SAY IT IS A STARK

DECISION, A STARK DEAL, AND

IT COULD BE AN HISTORICALLY

BAD DEAL BECAUSE IT LEAVES

US WITH A VAST NUCLEAR

STRUCTURE, NOT ONE

CENTRIFUGE IS DESTROYED.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

THE WHITE HOUSE HAS ALREADY

BEGUN AN AGGRESSIVE CAMPAIGN

TO SELL THE DEAL TO A

SKEPTICAL CONGRESS.

MANY, MANY DETAILS ARE

UNKNOWN, SO I DON'T KNOW HOW

ANYONE CAN ASCERTAIN IF THIS

IS GOOD FOR BAD.

UNTIL THEY STOP THEIR

PROVOCATIVE BEHAVIOR, I

THINK WE WOULD BE NUTS TO

GIVE THEM MOR MONE MORE

MONEY AND CAPABILITY.

Reporter: ARAB ALLIES

FEAR THE WHITE HOUSE DEAL

WILL DESTABILIZE THE REGION,

CREATING A NUCLEAR ARMS

RACE.

AND THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS A

MECHANISM WILL VERIFY THAT

IRAN DOESN'T CHEAT ON THE

AGREEMENT.

AND THAT CANNOT BE ASSURING

TO CONGRESS.

BOTH SIDES WILL WORK TO

FINALIZE THE AGREEMENT BY

THE END OF JUNE.

DALE HURD, CENTS PE CBN

NEWS.

Efrem: BRITISH

AUTHORITIES HAVE ARRESTED

TWO TEENAGERS SUSPECTED OF

ACTS OF TERRORISM.

THE TEENS ARE A 14-YEAR-OLD

BOY AND 16-YEAR-OLD GIRL.

IT IS UNCLEAR IF THE PAIR

ARE RELATED.

IT IS THE LATEST IN A WAVE

OF YOUNG WESTERNERS PLEDGING

ALLEGIANCE TO ISIS AND OTHER

TERRORIST GROUPS.

LAST WEEK THEY ARRESTED TO

YOUNG WOMEN AND NEW YORK AND

ONE IN PHILADELPHIA ON

SUSPENSION OF

TERRORISM-RELATED

ACTIVITIES.

Lori: YESTERDAY POPE

FRANCIS DELIVERED A SOMBER

MESSAGE, FOCUSING ON THE

WORLDWIDE PERSECUTION OF

CHRISTIANS, SENDING HIS

PRAYERS TO THOSE 149 PEOPLE

MASSACRED IN KENYA BY

ISLAMIC TERRORISTS.

IN KENYA, CHRISTIANS PRAYED

AND SANG AT THIS CHURCH IN

GARISSA.

SO MANY YOUNG LIVES THAT

WERE SPENT WITHOUT ANY

REASON.

Lori: IN WAR-TORN IRAQ,

CHRISTIAN REFUGEES

CELEBRATED CHRIST'S

RESURRECTION.

ONE MAN ADDING, WE HAVE TO

BE PATIENT AND FOLLOW JESUS'

PATH.

HERE AT HOME, THE FIRST

FAMILY POSED FOR THIS EASTER

PORTRAIT.

THEY ATTENDED CHURCH

SERVICES AT A BAPTIST CHURCH

IN ALEXANDRA, VIRGINIA.

Efrem: A SMALL TOWN

PIZZA IT WAS IN THE

SPOTLIGHT.

THEY HAD TO CLOSE DOWN AFTER

RECEIVING THREATS FOR SAYING

THEY SERVE GAY COSTUMERS,

BUT THEY WOULDN'T CATER A

SAME-SEX WEDDING.

SUPPORTERS PUT TOGETHER A

WEBSITE TO HELP THE OWNERS

STAY OPEN.

IN AN AMAZING SHOW OF

SUPPORT, THEY HAD RECEIVED

WELL OVER $800,000.

AND THAT APPEARS TO ALSO

SPARKED A PEAK IN DONATIONS

FOR A WASHINGTON STATE

FLORIST WHO WAS FINED $1,000

FOR REFUSING TO SELL FLOWERS

FOR A GAY WEDDING.

Lori: A CHAPLAIN IN

TROUBLE WITH THE NAVY FOR

HIS BIBLE-BASED VIEWS IS

GETTING SOME HELP FROM ON

HIGH.

THE NAVY SAYS THIS CHAPLAIN

OFFERED SEVERAL SAILORS --

OFFENDED SEVERAL SAILORS

WITH HIS COUNSELLING, BUT AS

PAUL STRAND REPORTS DOZENS

OF CONGRESS MEMBERS ARE

WARNING THE NAVY THEY CAN'T

PUNISH A CHAPLAIN FOR

PREACHING HIS BELIEFS.

Reporter: THIS

LIEUTENANT COMMANDER IS

WAITING FOR A POTENTIALLY

CAREER-CRUSHING DECISION

FROM THE NAVY.

SEVERAL SAILORS

COMPLAINEDBOO ABOUT

COMPLAINED ABOUT WHAT HE

SAID IN SOME SESSIONS.

SAYING THAT HOMOSEXUALITY

WAS WRONG.

NOW 35 LAWMAKERS SENT THE

NAVY A LETTER, POINTING OUT

THAT THE U.S. CONGRESS

PASSED CONCRETE PROTECTION

FOR EXERCISE OF RELIGION FOR

CHAPLAINS.

IT IS A VEILED CHIDING BY

THE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

SAYING, WE MEANT WHAT WE

SAID WHEN WE SAID WE WANT

YOU TO PROTECT RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM FOR OUR SERVICE

MEMBERS.

Reporter: BEFORE THESE

ACCUSATIONS, PAST PRAISED

HIM, CALLING HIM THE BEST OF

THE BEST WHEN IT CAME TO

NAVY CHAPLAINS.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS.

Lori: CBN NEWS WILL

TALK EXCLUSIVELY WITH THE

CHAPLAIN LATER THIS MONTH.

Efrem: ISLAM IS THE

FASTEST GROWING RELIGION.

THE STUDY SAYS BY 2050,

CHRISTIANITY WILL STILL BE

THE LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUP,

COMING IT AT 2.9 BILLION

FOLLOWERS.

BUT ISLAM WILL COME IN AT

2.76 BILLION MEMBERS.

THAT GROWTH WILL COME MOSTLY

BECAUSE MUSLIMS HAVE MORE

CHILDREN.

Lori: A PUBLIC MEMORIAL

WILL BE HELD FOR EVANGELIST

ROBERT SCHULER ON

APRIL 20th.

HE DIED OF CANCER LAST

WEEK.

THE MEMORIAL WILL BE HELD AT

THE PLAZA OUTSIDE THE

CRYSTAL CATHEDRAL CHURCH.

HE WILL BE BURIED BESIDE HIS

WIFE IN THE CAMPUS

CEMETERY.

Efrem: FAITH AND

TELEVISION NUMBERS SO THESE

TWO MAKE A GREAT PAIR.

Lori: A NEW MINI SERIES

FROM PRODUCER MARK BURNETT

PREPARED OR NBC LAST NIGHT.

HOLLYWOOD IS LEARNING

BIBLICALLY-THEMED

ENTERTAINMENT MEANS A BOOM

IN AN INCREASE IN RATINGS.

NUMBERS SHOW IT IS PAYING

OFF.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SAW ITS

BIGGEST WEEKEND AUDIENCE

EVER WHEN THEY SHOWED

"KILLING JESUS," A STORY OF

THE CRUCIFIXION OF JESUS.

THE SHOW BOASTED 3.7 MILLION

VIEWERS.

AND ON CNN, "FINDING JESUS"

WAS NUMBER ONE ON IT'S DEBUT

WEEKEND, WITH NEARLY

1.2 MILLION VIEWERS, MAKING

IT THE SECOND HIGHEST RATED

CNN PREMIER SERIES EVER.

Efrem: THOSE ARE JUST A

FEW EXAMPLES OF HOW BIBLE

TELEVISIOSTORIES MAKES

GREAT TELEVISION.

WHY DO YOU THINK THERE HAS

BEEN SUCH A RISE IN INTEREST

FOR BIBLICALLY-THEMED

TELEVISION SHOWS?

YOU KNOW, I THINK WHAT

HOLLYWOOD LOOKS FOR ARE

REMARKABLE STORIES ABOUT

AMAZING PEOPLE, WITH

COMPLEX, EXCITING LIVES.

WHEN YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE

LIFE OF JESUS, YOU PRETTY

MUCH HAVE LANDED EXACTLY

WHERE YOU'RE GOING TO FIND

THE MOST INTERESTING,

COMPLEX, AMAZING, POWERFUL

CHARACTERS YOU CAN FIND.

AND IF DONE RIGHT, AS YOU

INDICATED, WE RESPECT AND

TREATING THE FAITH AND THE

PEOPLE WHO ADHERE TO THAT

FAITH WITH RESPECT, I THINK

YOU'RE GOING TO GET RATINGS

SUCCESS.

Efrem: WHEN DO YOU

THINK THIS TREND BEGAN?

BACK IN THE '50s THEY

WERE MAKING BIBLICAL EPICS,

LIKE "THE 10 COMMANDMENTS."

YOU SAW THE KENDRICK

BROTHERS DO SOME OF FLOWER

FILMS, IF THEY WERE NOT

ABOUT BIBLICAL FIGURES, THEY

HAD MEANINGFUL CHRISTIANS

THEMES THAT WERE VERY

SUCCESSFUL.

AND MARK BURNETT AND ROMA

DOWNEY KIND OF BLASTED THE

TOP OFF THE ROOF WITH THE

BIBLE SERIES.

AND HOLLYWOOD, BEING IN THE

BUSINESS OF WANTING TO MIMIC

SUCCESS, THEY THOUGHT, WAIT

A MINUTE, THERE IS AN

AUDIENCE OF PEOPLE WHO

FOLLOW JESUS.

AND IF WE DEVELOP STORIES

THAT ARE GOOD, PROJECTS THAT

ARE ENTERTAINING, AS WELL AS

HISTORICALLY ACCURATE AND

RESPECTFUL, PEOPLE WILL PAY

TO SEE THEM AT THE THEATERS

OR TUNE IN ON THEIR

TELEVISION SETS.

Efrem: INDEED.

NUMBERS ARE BEARING THAT

OUT.

MEDIA OFTEN SHAPES CULTURE.

DO YOU THINK THESE SHOWS ARE

MAKING AN IMPACT ON TODAY'S

CULTURE?

WITHOUT QUESTION.

WITHOUT QUESTION.

ONE OF THE FILMS THAT

PERHAPS DIDN'T MEET WITH

UNIVERSAL ACCLAIM WITH

CHRISTIAN AUDIENCE WAS THE

FILM "NOAH," WITH RUSSELL

CROWE.

BUT IT SPARKED A DISCUSSION

IN THIS COUNTRY THAT LED TO

THE NUMBER ONE BIBLE APP FOR

MOBILE PHONES, AND THE

NUMBER ONE WEBSITE FOR

LOOKING UP SCRIPTURE SAW A

400% INCREASE IN PEOPLE

LOOKING UP THE BIBLICAL

STORY OF NOAH AND GENESIS.

THAT IS TAKING AN ENTIRE

COUNTRY'S CONVERSATION AND

HAVING THEM TALK ABOUT A

CHARACTER IN THE BIBLE, NOT

ABOUT A SY SUPERHERO FROM

MARVEL OR D.C., AND THAT IS

PRETTY AMAZING.

AND I KNOW FROM WORKING ON

THE "SON OF GOD" FILM AND

THE TESTIMONIES THAT MARK

AND ROMA RECEIVED, FROM

PEOPLE WALKING INTO THE

THEATER THAT NIGHT NOT

HAVING A RELATIONSHIP WITH

JESUS, AND WALKING OUT

HAVING A RELATIONSHIP WITH

JESUS.

WHEN ENTERTAINMENT CAN

CHANGE A LIFE AND THE

ETERNAL DESTINATION OF

SOMEONE, YOU'VE MADE A

DIFFERENCE.

Efrem: INDEED.

IN TERMS OF THIS TREND, WE

KNOW IT IS NOT STOPPING.

YOU'RE WORKING ON ANOTHER

BIG PROJECT THAT IS COMING

TO THEATERS, CORRECT?

JUST ANNOUNCED TODAY.

WE CAN CALL THIS A CHRISTIAN

EXCLUSIVE ANNOUNCEMENT.

A FILM CALLED "HILL SONG,

AND LET HOPE RISE," AND IF

YOU GO TO A CHURCH THAT DOES

CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP, YOU

HAVE SUNG ONE OF THEIR

SONGS.

THAT MOVIE, PRODUCED BY GREY

FILM MEDIA, IS COMING OUT ON

SEPTEMBER 30th.

I'VE SEEN THE MOVIE A COUPLE

OF TIMES ALREADY, AND I CAN

TELL YOU AS WE'RE TALKING

ABOUT JESUS, IF YOU WERE TO

TAKE A BUCK AND THROW IT IN

A BOWEL EVERY TIME JESUS'

NAME IS SAID OR SUNG IN A

POSITIVE, PRAISEFUL CONTEXT,

BY THE TIME THE CREDITS

ROLLED, YOU'D HAVE ENOUGH

MONEY IN THERE THAT YOU

COULD TAKE YOUR WIFE TO A

VERY FANCY RESTAURANT IN

YOUR HOME TOWN.

Efrem: BEAUTIFUL.

GARY, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

KEEP UP THE GREAT WORD IN

GETTINWORK OF GETTING THE

WORK OUT THERE.

Lori: UP NEXT, A

DETECTIVE TRACKS DOWN ONE OF

THE MOST SIGNIFICANT SITES

IN THE BOOK OF ACTS.

Efrem: IT HAS BEEN

CALLED AN UNBELIEVABLE TALE

OF SURVIVAL.

FISHERMAN LOUIS JORDAN

SURVIVE 66 DAYS LOST AT

SEA.

HE WAS REUNITED WITH HIS

FAMILY AFTER A FREIGHTER

SPOTTED HIM ON HIS DISABLED

BOAT AND RESCUED HIM SOME

200 MILES OFF CAPE

HATTERAS.

HHE SAYS HIS ORDEAL STARTED

WHEN A GIANT WAVE HIS BOAT.

THE BOAT FLIPPED AROUND

AND DID A 180 ON ME.

I WAS FLYING THROUGH THE AIR

AND SOMERSAULTING, AND ALL

OF MY JUNK AND EQUIPMENT,

AND MY G.P.S. DEVICES, EVEN

MY STOVE, HAD DISLODGED.

AND IT WAS ALL FLYING WITH

ME, AND WE'RE ALL ROLLING

AROUND IN THIS WATER.

Efrem: THERE ARE

REPORTS THAT JORDAN READ THE

BIBLE TO PASS THE TIME.

HE INJURED HIS SHOULDER, BUT

SURVIVED BY RATIONING HIS

WATER AND FOOD.

HE CAUGHT FISH AND DRANK

RAIN WATER TO STAY ALIVE.

Lori: IN RECENT YEARS,

ARCHEOLOGICAL DISCOVERS FROM

ISRAEL AND ACROSS THE ROMAN

EMPIRE ARE CONFIRMING

STORIES FROM THE BIBLE.

ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING

ACCOUNTS IS THE SHIPWRECK

THAT LET ST. PAUL STRANDED

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE

MEDITERRANEAN SEA.

CHUCK MOLTON REPORTS FROM

THE TINY NATION OF MALTA.

Reporter: IT WAS SOME

TIME AROUND 60 A.D., AND THE

APOSTLE PAUL WAS EN ROUTE TO

ROME FROM THE ISLE OF

CRETE.

A STONG STORM DROVE THE SHIP

OFF-COURSE.

AROUND MIDNIGHT.

THE SAILORS SENSED THEY WERE

APPROACHING LAND.

THEY TOOK SOUNDINGS AND

FOUND THAT THE WATER WAS

100 FEET DEEP.

AND THEN THEY TOOK IT AGAIN

AND IT WAS 90 FEET DEEP.

THEY PRAYED FOR DAYLIGHT.

WHEN DAYLIGHT CAME, THEY DID

NOT RECOGNIZE THE LAND.

BUT THEY SAY A BAY WITH A

SANDY BEACH, AND THEY

DECIDED TO RUN THE SHIP

AGROUND IF THEY COULD.

CUTTING LOOSE THE ANCHORS,

THEY LET THEM IN THE SEA.

Reporter: WITH THE

STORM STILL RAGING, THE SHIP

STRUCK A SAND BAR AND BEGAN

TO BREAK APART.

NEARLY 300 MEN ON BOARD SWAM

FOR THEIR LIVES.

MIRACULOUSLY, EVERYONE

SURVIVED.

ONCE SAFELY ON SHORE,

THEY FOUND OUT THAT THE

ISLAND WAS CALLED MALTA.

Reporter: AND SO BEGAN

THE CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE IN

MALTA THAT HAS CONTINUED

DOWN THROUGH THE CENTURIES.

TODAY MALTA IS EUROPE'S MOST

RELIGIOUS NATION.

98% OF ITS CITIZENS ARE

CATHOLIC.

ST. PAUL IS MEMORIALIZED

ACROSS THE OCEAN.

AND TOURISTS COME TO VISIT

THE SHIP WRECKED CATHEDRAL.

BUT WHEN FORMER LOS ANGELES

CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATOR BOB

CORNBEL PAID A VISIT TO

MALTA, THE FACTS DIDN'T FIT

WITH THE VIEW FROM

ST. PAUL'S BAY.

THAT LED TO THE 10-YEAR

SEARCH FOR THE TRUE LOCATION

OF THE SHIPWRECK.

BOB STARTED IN THE PAGES OF

HIS BIBLE.

THE CRUX OF THE STORY

REVOLVED AROUND THE FOUR

ANCHORS.

COULD THEY BE FOUND?

I LOOKED AT THE BIBLE,

AND I SAID, COULD I SOLVE

THIS LIKE IT WAS A CRIME?

COULD I TAKE THE EVIDENCE

THAT EXISTS ON THE PAGES OF

THE BIBLE AND ACTUALLY FIND

THESE LOST ANCHORS THAT THE

BIBLE TALKS ABOUT?

Reporter: ACTS 27 AND

28 GIVES A VERY DETAILED

ACCOUNT.

SO BOB LISTED FOUR FACTORS

THAT WOULD HAVE TO MATCH

UP.

A BAY WITH A BEACH.

A REEF WITH A SAND BAR WHERE

TWO SEAS MEET.

THE SEA BED WITH ABOUT

90 FEET OF DEPTH, AND A

PLACE THE SAILORS WOULD NOT

HAVE RECOGNIZED.

HE ENLISTED THE HELP OF A

GROUP OF MEN WHO KNOW THE

WATERS AROUND MALTA BEST,

THE MALTESE FISHERMEN.

I STARTED MY SEARCH BY

GOING OUT WITH THESE

FISHERMEN WHO KNEW THE

WEATHER AND THE CURRENTS.

THEY TOOK ME OUT WITH THEM

AND EXPLAINED TO ME ALL OF

THE POSSIBLE PLACES BASED ON

WHAT THE BIBLE NARRATIVE

SAYS, TO WHERE THE SHIPWRECK

COULD HAVE BEEN.

Reporter: MOST OF MALTA

IS SURROUNDED BY CLIFFS, SO

BOB QUICKLY NARROWED DOWN

THE POSSIBILITIES.

HE LOOKED TO DR. GRAHAM

HUTT, AN EXPERT ON

MEDITERRANEAN STORMS.

I'VE BEEN STUDYING THE

STORMS AND THE WEATHER

PATTERNS IN THE

MEDITERRANEAN OVER THE PAST

50 YEARS.@é

IT RESULTED IN A BOOK ON

NORTH AFRICA AND MALTA,

WHICH COVERS ALL OF THESE

ISSUES WITH THE WEATHER.

Reporter: DR. HUTT'S

EXPERTISE HELPED MAKE SENSE

OF THE CLUES IN ACTS.

THEY WERE REALLY SCARED

OF GETTING DRAGGED DOWN INTO

THE BAY ON THE LIBYAN

COAST.

SO THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN

TRYING AS MUCH AS THEY COULD

TO HEAD IN A NORTHERLY

DIRECTION.

Reporter: THE ONLY BAY

IN THAT AREA THAT FITS THE

DIRECTION OF DRIFT BOB

CALCULATED IS CALLED THE BAY

OF ST. THOMAS.

IN MY OPINION, BEARING IN

MIND WHERE THEY MOST

PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BEEN,

ST. THOMAS BAY IS A MUCH

MORE LIKELY PLACE.

Reporter: THE BAY IS ON

THE SOUTHEASTERN SIDE OF

MALTA.

THE THEI THEIR THEORY GOES

THAT THIS IS THE BAY IN ACTS

27 AND 28.

AND THERE IS ANOTHER SUPPORT

FOR THE THEORY THIS IS THE

BAY THEY LANDED IN, BECAUSE

IF SAILORS HAD LANDED ON THE

NORTH SIDE OF THE ISLAND,

THERE WERE MANY PORTS THEY

SHOULD HAVE BEEN FAMILIAR

WITH.

ONE DAY BOB MADE AN

ELECTROFYING DISCOVERY.

IT CAME BY WAY OF AN OLDER

DIVER.

I MET A MAN NAMED RAY

CHONCHO, AND HE SAID IN THE

EARLY '60s AND EARLY

'70s, WE DUG UP FOUR ANG

ANCHORS.

Reporter: THE LOCATION,

NEAR A DANGEROUS SAND BEAR

CALBAR CALLED THE MOON SHAR

REEF.

EXPERT ANALYSIS CONFIRMED

THEY WERE FROM THE ROMAN

ERA.

BUT THE DIVERS HAD NO IDEA

WHAT THEY HAD AT THE TIME.

WHEN WE FOUND THE ANCHORS

AT THE END OF THE '60s,

BEGINNING OF THE '70s, IT

WAS NO IMPORTANCE TO ME.

IT WAS YIPPEE, WE FOUND A

PIECE OF LED.

Reporter: RAY AGREED TO

SHOW US THE AREA WHERE THE

ANCHORS WERE FOUND.

COMING UP IS THE HEAD OF

THE REEF, AND WE'RE GOING TO

DIVE DOWN AND SEE IF WE CAN

FIND THE SITE WHERE THE

ANCHORS WERE BROUGHT UP.

WHEN I WENT OUT AND

LOOKED AT THE LOCATION WHERE

THEY FOUND THESE ANCHORS, I

LOOKED AT THE SHORE LINE,

AND IT FIT WITH WHAT THE

BIBLE SAID.

THERE WAS A BAY WITH A

BEACH.

THERE WAS A REEF FROM TWO

SEAS COME TOGETHER.

Reporter: TODAY THE SEA

FLOOR IS BEGAN TRANQUIL AND

CALM, GIVING NO CLUE TO THE

SECRETS THAT LIE BENEATH THE

WAVE.

IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO KNOW IF

THIS IS THE EXACT LOCATION

WHERE PAUL'S SHIPWRECK

OCCURRED.

JOHN NOVARO IS ANOTHER OF

THE DIVERS.

I AM CONVINCED IT IS MORE

CLOSER TO THAT.

THE SHIPWRECK WAS NOT ON

ST. PAUL'S ISLAND.

NOBODY EVER QUESTIONED IT,

BUT ARE YOU SURE?

I REMEMBER KNEELING DOWN

AND PUTTING MY HAND ON THAT

COLD OBJECT AND THINKING I

COULD BE NOW TOUCHING

HISTORY.

FOR 2,000 YEARS IT BELONGED

TO THE SEA.

AND NOW I WAS ACTUALLY

TOUCHING THIS OBJECT THAT

COULD COME TO US FROM THE

PAGES OF THE BIBLE.

Reporter: TODAY THE

ANCHORS ARE TUCKED AWAY IN A

CORNER OF THE MARITIME

MUSEUM.

MOST VISITORS PASS THEM BY,

HAVING NO IDEA WHAT HISTORY

THEY MIGHT HOLD.

CHUCK HOLTON, CBN NEWS, ON

THE MEDITERRANEAN ISLAND OF

MALTA.

Lori:

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

HELPING ORPHANED CHILDREN IN

HAITI.

THE ZAMI BENNY CHILDREN'S

HOME IN HAITI PROVIDES LOVE

AND CARE FOR ORPHANED AND

ABANDONED CHILDREN.

MORE THAN 60 OF THOSE

CHILDREN RECENTLY GOT A

LEGAL NAME AND AN OFFICIAL

BIRTHDAY DURING A BAPTISM

CEREMONY.

THE CHILDREN'S HOME WAS

FOUNDED IN 2010.

IT INCLUDES A 30-ROOM

DORMITORY, DINING HALL, FISH

FARM, BAKERY, ARTS AND MUSIC

CENTER, CHAPEL, LIBRARY,

OUTDOOR PLAY AREA AND MORE.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

"OPERATION BLESSING" BY

GOING TO OB.ORG.

Efrem: AND, FINALLY, A

POEM TO JUMP START YOUR

MONDAY.

AS YOU START THIS WEEK AND

FACE CHALLENGES YOU FEEL ARE

BEYOND YOUR POWER TO

CONTROL, REMEMBER LIVING IN

CHRIST IS LIVING BEHIND YOUR

MEANS.

WITH THAT, I CAN DO ALL

THINGS WITH CHRIST, WHO

STRENGTHENS ME.

HE WILL NOT LET YOU FALL.

HAVE A MARVELOUS MONDAY.

Lori: GREAT WORD,

EFREM.

THANKS FOR JOINING US.

THAT'S ALL OF THE TIME WE

HAVE NOR MORE.

FOR NOW.

Efrem: WE WOULD LOVE TO

HEAR ABOUT THE STORIES

YOU'VE SEEN HERE TODAY, YOU

CAN DO THAT ON Facebook OR

CBN NEWS AT TWITTER.

UNTIL NEXT TIME, HAVE A

BLESSED DAY, EVERYBODY.

BYE-BYE.

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