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On CBN Newswatch, June 11: Australia Intel: ISIS may have dirty bomb capability; American killed battling ISIS motivated by faith; 'Viciously' beaten: Saeed attacked by fellow inmates; and more. Read Transcript


THANKS SO MUCH FOR

JOINING US FOR CBN NEU.

"NEWSWATCH," I'M EFREM

GRAHAM.

THERE ARE REPORTS ISIS MAY

HAVE THE ABILITY TO BUILD

A SO-CALLED DIRTY BOMB.

THE NEWS COMES AS THE U.S.

ANNOUNCES IT WILL SEND

MORE MILITARY ADVISORS TO

IRAQ.

HEATHER SELLS HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: THE NEW

REPORT ABOUT ISIS' PLANS

COMES FROM AUSTRALIAN

INTELLIGENCE.

THE AUSTRALIAN FOREIGN

MINISTER SAYS THE ISLAMIC

TERRORISTS TOOK THE

MATERIALS THAT COULD BE

USED TO BUILD A DIRTY BOMB

FROM GOVERNMENT FACILITIES

IN SYRIA AND IRAQ.

ISIS ITSELF HAS DECLARED

PLANS TO DEVELOP WEAPONS

OF MASS DESTRUCTION IN ITS

ONLINE MAGAZINE.

AND THE DAILY MAIL IS

REPORTING THAT ISIS SAYS

IT COULD BUY A NUCLEAR

DEVICE FROM CORRUPT

OFFICIALS IN PAKISTAN.

ISIS COULD THEN POSSIBLY

SMUGGLE A NUCLEAR WEAPON

INTO THE UNITED STATES.

FOR NOW SOME EXPERTS FEAR

ISIS WILL RAMP UP ITS

TERROR CAMPAIGN WITH THE

START OF RAMADAN NEXT

WEEK.

THEY ARE ALSO CONCERNED

ABOUT PLANS FOR VIOLENCE

TO MARK ITS ONE-YEAR

ANNIVERSARY AS A CALIPHATE

ON JUNE 29th.

AS THE U.S. MOVES TO

CONTAIN ISIS, THE

PRESIDENT HAS ANNOUNCED TO

SEND SEVERAL HUNDRED EXTRA

MILITARY ADVISORS TO IRAN.

THE GOAL: HELP IRAQI

FIGHTERS TAKE BACK THE

STRATEGIC CITY OF RAMADI.

DESPITE ONGOING CRITICISM

THAT THE PRESIDENT'S

STRATEGY ISN'T WORKING,

THE WHIT WHITE HOUSE SAYS THE

PRESIDENT IS MAKING THE

RIGHT MOVES.

THE PRESIDENT AND HIS

TEAM ARE CONFIDENT FOR NOW

THAT 450 ADDITIONAL

MILITARY TROOPS ARE WHAT

IS NECESSARY TO FULFILL

THIS EXPANDED TRAINING

MISSION.

Reporter: IT IS

COMMENTS LIKE THAT, SAY

CRITICS, THAT INDICATE A

POLICY FAILURE.

MORE STRIKING, PERHAPS,

ARE THE OBVIOUS

CHALLENGES.

AND ISIS NOW CONTROLS

LARGE PORTIONS OF IRAQ AND

IT COULD BUILD A DIRTY

BOMB, IN INFLICTING BOTH

SYRIA'S PHYSICAL AND

PSYCHOLOGICAL DAMAGE.

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: AND AMERICAN

FIGHTING ALONGSIDE KURDISH

FORCES IN SYRIA HAS BEEN

KILLED.

KEITH BROOMFIELD FROM

CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS IS

LIKELY THE FIRST U.S.

CITIZEN TO DIE FIGHTING

ISIS.

IT HAPPENED IN THE BORDER

TOWN OF KOBANI.

THE 36-YEAR-OLD LEAVES

BEHIND FAMILY AND FRIENDS

WHO SAY HE WAS MOTIVATED

BY HIS FAITH IN GOD, AND

THEY'RE RELYING ON THAT

FAITH AT THIS TIME OF

LOSS.

HE JUST HAD THIS IDEA

IN HIS HEAD TO GO FIGHT

AGAINST THEM FOR THE

PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS

AND THAT'S WHAT HE DID.

I KNOW THEY'RE A REAL

CHRISTIAN FAMILY, SO I'M

SURE THEY'RE GOING TO RELY

HEAVILY ON THEIR FAITH TO

GET THEM THROUGH THAT.

Efrem: THE STATE

DEPARTMENT CONFIRMED

BLOOMFIELD'S DEATH ON

WEDNESDAY.

> AMERICAN PASTOR SAEED

ABEDINI HAS ONCE AGAIN

BEEN BEATEN BY FELLOW

PRISONERS IN IRAN.

HIS WIFE SAYS, "IT IS

TRULY HEARTBREAKING TO

KNOW THAT ONE DAY AFTER I

SPOKE IN FRONT OF OUR

CONGRESS SAEED WAS BEATEN

BY FELLOW PRISONERS."

PASTOR SAEED WAS PUNCHED

IN THE FACE, NEAR HIS LE

EYE AND NOSE.

HIS ATTACKERS ALSO

DESTROYED A SMALL TABLE HE

USED TO STUDY AND TO READ.

PRISON GUARDS DID

INTERVENE WHEN HE CALLED

FOR HELP.

NAGHMEH WRITES, "IT IS

TIME TO GET SAEED HOME

BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.

HE HAS BEEN BEATEN

MULTIPLE TIMES IN THE

PAST, INCLUDING BY PRISON

GUARDS."

A GORBACHE GEORGIA PROSECUTOR HAS

DROPPED CHARGES AGAINST A

WOMAN WHO ABORTED HER

BABY.

THE PROSECUTOR THOUGHT HER

ACTIONS AMOUNTED TO MURDER

AS GEORGIA LAW PROHIBITS

PERFORMING LEGAL ABORTIONS

ON THEIR OWN PREGNANCIES.

BUT THE WOMAN STILL FACES

A MISDEMEANOR DRUG CHARGE.

CONGRESSIONAL

REPUBLICANS ARE ARE PUSHING TO

BLOCK THE ENVIRONMENTAL

AGENCY FROM TAKING CONTROL

OVER VAST NEW WATERWAYS.

THEY GAVE THE AGENCY POWER

TO REGULATE SMALL STREAMS

AND WETLANDS.

THE LAST THING WE NEED,

AND ESPECIALLY RIGHT NOW,

BECAUSE THE E.P.A. IS

ALLOWED TO HAVE SOME

REGULATORY CONTROL OVER

NAVIGABLE WATERS.

WELL, THEY ARE TRYING TO

MAKE THAT MEAN EVERY

LITTLE PUDDLE ALL OVER THE

COUNTRY.

Efrem: REPUBLICAN

LEADERS SAY IT IS FEDERAL

OVERREACH THAT WILL BE A

COSTLY BURDEN FOR LAND

OWNERS AND FARMERS.

THE HOUSE PASSED THE BILL

LAST MONTH TO BLOCK THE

RULES, AND A SENATE

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE

PROVED A SIMILAR BILL ON

WEDNESDAY.

THE WHITE HOUSE HAS

THREATENED TO VETO THE

HOUSE VERSION.

> ISRAELI DEPUTY PRIME

MINISTER IS DENYING

REPORTS ISRAEL LAUNCHED A

COMPUTER VIRUS TO SPY ON

THE IRAN'S NUCLEAR TALKS.

THE "WALL STREET JOURNAL"

REPORTED IT LAUNCHED A

VIRUS IN ORDER TO BUG

EUROPEAN HOTELS WHERE THE

NEGOTIATIONS TOOK PLACE.

THEY DISCOVERED THE VIRUS,

KNOWN AS DUKU.

IT WOULD HAVE ALLOWED THE

CONTROLLERS TO STEAL CON

COMPUTER FILES AND EASE

DROP ON ROOMS WHERE

COMPUTERS WERE TURNED ON.

> THE U.S. EMBASSY IN

JAKARTA, INDONESIA, HAS

TAKEN AN EXTRAORDINARY

STEP TO ACCOMMODATE

MUSLIMS, CELEBRATING

FOURTH OF JULY A MONTH

EARLY.

U.S. AMBASSADOR ROBERT

BLAKE MOVED AMERICA'S

INDEPENDENCE DAY OUT OF

RESPECT FOR THE MUSLIM

HOLIDAY OF RAMADAN.

CONSERVATIVE BLOGGERS ARE

BLASTING THE STATE

DEPARTMENT FOR THE MOVE,

SAYING IT IS A TIME OF

DIMITUDE, THAT'S

NON-MUSLIMS BEING TREATED

AS SECOND CLASS CITIZENS

BY AN ISLAMIC COUNTRY.

HE WRITES, "MAYBE MUSLIMS

CAN MOVE RAMADAN IN

AMERICA TO AVOID IT.

I KNOW IT DOESN'T WORK

THAT WAY.

WE HAVE TO GET RID OF OUR

HOLIDAYS TO ACCOMMODATE

THEM.

IT DOESN'T WORK THE OTHER

WAY AROUND."

> MORE MINORITY CHILDREN

ATTEND U.S. PUBLIC SCHOOLS

THAN WHITE CHILDREN,

INCLUDING SOME 13 MILLION

HISPANIC STUDENTS.

AND THE LATINO LEADERS ARE

CONCERNED BECAUSE SO MANY

DROP OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL.

HEATHER KELS I SELLS IS BACK WITH

THAT STORY.

Reporter: WHEN IT

COMES TO HIGH SCHOOL

DROPOUTS, HISPANIC

STUDENTS LEAD THE PACK.

13% DON'T FINISH HIGH

SCHOOL, COMPARED TO BLACKS

AT 8% AND WHITES AT 4%.

JENNY SAYS SHE FELT ALONE

AS SHE CONSIDERED COLLEGE.

I REMEMBER GOING TO

HIGH SCHOOL, AND THERE

WEREN'T AS MANY LATINOS

GRADUATING.

VERY FEW TAKING ADVANCED

CLASSES.

Reporter: THIS

SO-CALLED HISPANIC

EDUCATION GAP HAS BECOME A

PRIORITY FOR MANY HISPANIC

CHURCHES.

AND THE THINKING GOES LIKE

THIS: THAT EDUCATED

FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST CAN

AND SHOULD GO INTO ALL

SECTORS OF SOCIETY IN

ORDER TO BETTER SPREAD OF

GOSPEL.

OUR MAIN MESSAGE IS:

THIS IS IMPORTANT TO US.

THIS IS A PRIORITY.

WE'RE THE SALT AND THE

LIGHT.

WE ARE AMBASSADORS OF THE

KINGDOM OF GOD.

WE NEED TO FINISH OUR

EDUCATION.

WE NEED TO NOT ONLY BE

PREACHERS AND MISSIONARIES

AND EVANGELISTS, BUT WE

NEED TO BECOME LAWYERS ANDú

DOCTORS AND GOVERNOR NES AND

SENATORS.

Reporter: REVEREND

TONY SWA SUAREZ IS HOPING TO

LEAD A NEW CAMPAIGN LED BY

THE HISPANIC LEADERSHIP

CONFERENCE.

HE ADMITS THE CHALLENGES

ARE GREAT.

I THINK SOME OF IT HAS

TO DO WITH THE IMMIGRATION

ISSUES.

SOME OF IT HAS TO DO WITH

PARENTS THAT HAVE BEEN

DEPORTED, SINGLE-MOTHER

FAMILIES RAISING THEIR

KIDS.

THE SONS HAVE TO DROP OUT

OF SCHOOL TO START WORK

BECAUSE OF FATHERS MISSING

AT HOME.

SOME OF THEM HAVE NEVER

HAD A FAMILY MEMBER THAT

HAS GRADUATED FROM HIGH

SCHOOL, SO THERE IS NO

ROLE MODEL IN THEIR LIVES

THAT THEY CAN LOOK TO.

Reporter: THE GOOD

NEWS: THE CHURCH CAN PLAY

A UNIQUE ROLE TO HELP

FAMILIES KEEP THEIR KIDS

IN SCHOOL.

THE CHURCH IS THE MOST

POWERFUL INFLUENCE THAT

MANY OF THESE FAMILIES

WILL EVER HAVE.

IT IS THE PLACE WHERE

THEY'RE TOGETHER.

IT IS THE PLACE THAT

INFLUENCES THE WAY THEY

THINK AND ACT.

Reporter: AUTHOR MIKE

GONZALES SAYS RESEARCH

SHOWS ANOTHER KEY LINK

BETWEEN CHURCH AND

SCHOOLS.

CHURCH ATTENDANCE IS A

MUCH BETTER INDICATOR OF

HOW A KID WILL DO IN

SCHOOL, EVEN IF IT IS NOT

A CHURCH SCHOOL, BEING THE

COLOR OF HIS SKIN.

Reporter: MARIA

RODRIGUEZ FELLOWS FELLOW

BELIEVERS AT HER CHURCH

WITH ENCOURAGING HER TO

GET A MASTER'S DEGREE.

WHAT REALLY INSPIRES ME

IS THAT WITHIN MY CHURCH

WE ACTUALLY HAVE A SPIRIT

OF EXCELLENCE AND GIVING

GOD OUR BEST.

Reporter: RODRIGUEZ

ALSO HOPE H PURSUIT

WILL HELP INSPIRE A NEW

GENERATION.

I CURRENTLY WORK WITH

THE YOUTH IN OUR CHURCH.

AND I KNOW THAT IN THEM

SEEING, HEY, MARIA DID IT,

THEN THEY CANEEL

MOTIVATED AS TO, YOU KNOW

WHAT?

I CAN DO IT.

Reporter: AND JUST

MAYBE THE TIDE WILL TURN.

LEADING MORE YOUNG

HISPANICS TO STAY IN

SCHOOL AND PURSUE A BETTER

FUTURE.

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: THE LEMONADE

POLICE ARE AT IT AGAIN.

EARLIER THIS WEEK A GROUP

OF GIRLS, CALLED THE

"LEMONADE BRIGADE" WAS

BRIEFLY SHUT DOWN BY

HEALTH OFFICIALS IN

ILLINOIS.

NOW IT HAS HAPPENED TO TWO

YOUNG SISTERS IN OVERTON,

TEXAS.

WE WERE TRYING TO RAISE

SOME MONEY.

Efrem: ANDREA AND

ZOIE WANTED TO MAKE MONEY

FOR A SPECIAL FATHER'S DAY

GIFT.

THEY WERE SELLING LEMONADE

AND KETTLE CORN UNTIL

POLICE STEPPED IN TO STOP

THIS CRIME IN PROGRESS.

THEY SAY THE GIRLS NEED

PERMITS, INCLUDING

APPROVAL FROM THE HEALTH

DEPARTMENT TO SELL THEIR

50-CENT LEMONADE.

IT IS A LEMONADE STAND.

BUT WE HAVE A PERMIT THAT

THEY ARE REQUIRED TO GET.

I THINK THAT IS

RIDICULOUS.

THEY'RE SEVEN AND EIGHT,

AND THEY'RE TRYING TO MAKE

MONEY FOR THEIR OWN CAUSE.

Efrem: THE POLICE SAY

THEY WILL ENFORCE THE

STATE'S HEALTH CODE, BUT

IF THE GIRLS GIVE AWAY THE

LEMONADE THOSE RULES WON'T

APPLY.

SO THE GIRLS PLAN TO OFFER

FREE LEMONADE, HOPING FOR

SOME GENEROUS DONATIONS.

> COMING UP, ESCAPE FROM

NORTH KOREA, ONE MAN'S

REMARKABLE TALE OF

SURVIVAL AND HOPE RENEWED.

Efrem: JOSEPH KIM WAS

BORN TO AN ORDINARY FAMILY

IN NORTH KOREA.

IN THE MID-'90s, A

TERRIBLE FAMINE HIT THE

COUNTRY, AND MILLIONS OF

PEOPLE DIED, INCLUDING HIS

FATHER.

AND THAT WAS JUST THE

BEGINNING OF THE TRIALS IN

HIS LIFE.

HEATHER SELLS RECENTLY

SPOKE WITH HIM ABOUT HIS

STORY, WHICH HE HAS

WRITTEN ABOUT IN A NEW

BOOK "UNDER THE SAME SKY,

FROM STARVATION IN NORTH

KOREA TO SALVATION IN

AMERICA."

Heather: TELL US

ABOUT THE FAMINE AND

LOSING YOUR FATHER.

YOU WERE FAIRLY YOUNG WHEN

THIS ALL HAPPENED.

THE BIGGEST SHOCKING

MOMENT WAS WHEN I STARTED

LEARNING PEOPLE ACTUALLY

CAN DIE OF STARVATION FROM

MY NEIGHBORHOOD.

AND IT WAS DEFINITELY NOT

A PLEASURABLE EXPERIENCE,

TO SEE HOW THE PEOPLE ARE

DYING FROM STARVATION.

AND MY FATHER, IN 2002,

PASSED AWAY OF STARVATION.

AND I WAS ONLY 12 YEARS

OLD.

Heather: AND SO YOU

HAD THAT INCREDIBLE LOSS.

AND THEN YOUR MOTHER WAS

ARRESTED AND YOUR SISTER

DISAPPEARED.

AT THAT POINT IN YOUR

LIFE, WHAT KIND OF

DECISIONS DID YOU BEGIN TO

MAKE?

THE FIRST THING I HAD

TO DO WAS GO OUT ON THE

STREET AND BEING ABLE TO

KEEP UP MY DIGNIFIED LIFE.

AND I HAD TO MAKE SURE

THAT I FIND THE COURAGE TO

OPEN MY MOUTH TO ASK FOR

LEFTOVER FOOD FROM THE

STRANGERS.

ABOUT THREE YEARS THAT I

WAS HOMELESS, I TRIED

EVERYTHING I COULD AS A

TEENAGER, BUT THERE WAS

NOT MUCH HOPE FOR ME TO

SURVIVE ANY LONGER.

IT WAS LITERALLY AT THE

MOMENT WHERE I COULD DIE

OF STARVATION, LIKE MY

FATHER DID, OR AT LEAST

TAKE A RISK TO ESCAPE

NORTH KOREA FOR A BETTER

LIFE IN CHINA.

Heather: I UNDERSTAND

THAT THE CHURCH IN CHINA

HELPED YOU.

HOW DID THAT WORK?

GROWING UP IN NORTH

KOREA, I NEVER REALLY

HEARD OF RELIGION, GOD,

JESUS, ANYTHING ABOUT OR

BEYOND THAT.

SO IT WAS REALLY DIFFICULT

FOR ME TO UNDERSTAND WHAT

RELIGION WAS AND WHY

CHRISTIANS -- WHAT

CHRISTIANS ARE.

KOREAN CHRISTIAN GROUPS

ARE ONLY THE GROUP WHO

ACTUALLY WAS WILLING TO

TAKE A RISK TO GIVE ME AID

AND A PLACE TO STAY.

AND THEIR GENEROUS

SACRIFICE -- I COULDN'T

REALLY UNDERSTAND WHY

THEY'RE DOING IT FOR ME.

THAT'S HOW I STARTED

QUESTIONING WHAT THIS IS

ABOUT.

AND THAT WAS THE BEGINNING

OF MY, I GUESS, SPIRITUAL

JOURNEY.

Heather: ALL RIGHT.

AND I UNDERSTAND THERE WAS

A CHRISTIAN WOMAN, WHO YOU

CALLED GRANDMA, WHO REALLY

HELPED YOU.

CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE

BIT ABOUT HER?

SURE.

SHE WAS A KOREAN-CHINESE

ELDERLY LADY WHO WAS

WILLING TO TAKE A RISK TO

HELP NORTH KOREAN

DEFECTORS WHO WERE HIDING

IN CHINA, FOR NOT HAVING

ANY PLACE TO GO.

AND SHE HEARD OF MY STORY,

AND SHE WANTED TO MAKE

SURE THAT SHE COULD HELP

ME BY PROVIDING A PLACE TO

LIVE AND ALSO FOOD.

AND SHE WAS SO GENUINE AND

CARING PERSON THAT WE

BECAME VERY CLOSE.

AND I STARTED CALLING HER

GRANDMA.

AND WITHOUT HER HELP, I

WOULD NOT BE HERE TODAY.

WHICH I AM ETERNALLY

GRATEFUL FOR WHAT SHE DID.

Efrem: UP NEXT, THE

CIVIL RIGHTS LEGEND OFFERS

HIS TAKE ON THE RACIAL

STRIFE ENGULFING OUR

COUNTRY.

JOHN PERKINS AND OTHERS

EXPLAIN HOW CHRISTIANS CAN

UNITE OUT NATION.

Lori: HI, EVERYBODY,

LORI JOHNSON HERE, CBN'S

HEALTH REPORTER WITH THE

SKINNY ON FAT.

IF YOU'RE CONFUSED ABOUT

DIETARY FAT, YOU'RE NOT

ALONE.

IT IS TOUGH TO KNOW WHICH

ONES ARE GOOD FOR YOU AND

WHICH ONES ARE BAD.

SO CHECK OUT MY HEALTHY

LIVING BLOG.

I'LL TALK ABOUT SATURATED

FAT, OA OMEGA-3 OMEGA-3s AND

TRANS-FATS.

SO LOG ON TO

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Efrem: THIS LAST YEAR

HAS SEEN PROTESTS IN

FERGUSON, BALTIMORE, NEW

YORK, AND OTHER CITIES.

THAT RACIAL UNREST HAS NOW

SPARKED A MOVEMENT INSIDE

AMERICA'S LARGEST

PROTESTANT DENOMINATION,

THE SOUTHERN BAPTISTS.

AND THEY'RE WORKING WITH

AFRICAN-AMERICAN LEADERS

FROM THE CIVIL RIGHTS

MOVEMENT, MUSIC, AND

MINISTRY, TO TRY TO BRING

AMERICA TOGETHER.

MASSIVE PROTESTS FOLLOWED

THE DEATHS OF MICHAEL

BROWN IN FERGUSON, ERIC

GARNER IN NEW YORK, AND

FREDDIE GRAY IN BALTIMORE.

ALL UNARMED BLACK MEN WHO

DIED AT THE HANDS OF

POLICE OFFICERS.

THAT FUELED DEMANDS FOR

JUSTICE, CRIES OF RACISM,

AND AT TIMES RIOTS.

THE DESTRUCTIVE IMAGES ARE

UGLY.

WE, THE CHURCH, ARE IN

A GOOD SPOT RIGHT NOW.

Efrem: BUT MINISTER

AND LONG TIME CIVIL RIGHTS

ACTIVIST, JOHN PERKINS,

SEE A PICTURE-PERFECT

MOMENT FOR THE CHURCH.

I THINK WE'RE FEELING

WE CAN'T GO ON LIKE THIS.

I THINK THERE IS TOO MUCH

FRESH LIGHT.

AND THESE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE

READY TO DEVELOP, BOTH

BLACK AND WHITE, THE

MULTI-CULTURE CHURCHES.

Efrem: AT 85 YEARS

OLD, PERKINS HAS FOUGHT TO

DESEGREGATE SCHOOLS AND

LUNCHOUNTERS.

AND HE HAS ALSO WRITTEN

BOOKS, LIKE, "LET JUSTICE

ROLL DOW" TO LET

CHRISTIANS RESPOND TO

RACISM.

WE'RE AT A PLACE OF

OPPORTUNITY, BUT WE'RE AT

PLACE OF IF WE MISS THIS

OPPORTUNITY, WHAT ARE THE

CONSEQUENCES GOING TO BE.

Efrem: PERKINS IS

WORKING WITH LEADER AS THE

THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST

CONVENTION TO SEIZE THIS

CRITICAL MOMENT.

ALONG WITH PASTOR TONY

EVANS.

GOD IS NOT ASKING

BLACKS TO BE WHITES OR

WHITES TO BE BLACK.

HE IS ASKING BOTH TO BE

BIBLICAL.

Efrem: TRIPP LEE...

RACIAL PREJUDICES IS

MORE SUBTLE, BUT IT DOES

NOT MEAN IT IS ANY MORE

SINFUL.

Efrem: AND RUSSELL

MOORE...

THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS

NOT ABOUT COEXISTENCE.

THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS

ABOUT RECONCILIATION.

RIGHT NOW, OFTEN WHAT

HAPPENS IS WE HAVE

AFRICAN-AMERICAN PEOPLE

SAYING WE HAVE A PROBLEM

HERE.

AND WHITE PEOPLE SAYING,

WE DON'T SEE A PROBLEM.

*

Efrem: MOORE IS THE

DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THIS

PUSH FOR RECONCILIATION.

AND IT COMES WITH A

CHALLENGE.

FOR SOUTHERN BAPTIST

LEADERS TO RETURN HOME AND

TO INTEGRATE THEIR

CHURCHES.

THE BIGGEST OBSTACLE I

THINK THAT WE HAVE IS AN

IDEA AMONG WHITE

CHRISTIANS THAT WHITE IS

NORMAL, AND THAT WHITE

PEOPLE ARE TO MINISTER TO

EVERYBODY ELSE.

NO.

NO.

NO.

WHAT WE NEED TO SEE ARE

WHITE PEOPLE BEING

MINISTERED TO AND BEING

LED BY AFRICAN-AMERICAN

CHRISTIANS AND LATINO

CHRISTIANS AND

ASIAN-AMERICAN CHRISTIANS.

THAT'S THE SORT OF

MINDSHIFT CHANGE WE'RE

GOING TO HAVE TO HAVE

BECAUSE MOST OF THE BODY

OF CHRIST IS NOT WHITE.

Efrem: RACIAL

RECONCILIATION WAS NOT THE

FOCUS FOR THIS SUMMIT.

IT WAS BIOETHICS.

THAT CHANGED WHEN

DR. RUSSELL MOORE FOUND

HIMSELF UNABLE TO SLEEP

THE NIGHT BEFORE BEGINNING

TO PLAN.

WE WERE GOING TO DO

RACIAL RECONCILIATION NEXT

YEAR.

BUT WHEN VARIOUS THINGS

STARTED HAPPENING AROUND

THE COUNTRY, I SPENT A

SLEEPLESS NIGHT ONE NIGHT

AND WOKE UP THE NEXT

MORNING AND WALKED INTO

OUR EXECUTIVE CABINET AND

I SAID, I REALLY FEEL AS

THOUGH THE LORD IS LEADING

US TO DEAL WITH

RECONCILIATION AND THE

GOSPEL NOW.

ALL OF THEM HAD HAD A

SIMILAR SLEEPLESS NIGHT.

Efrem: MOORE'S TEAM

FORCED A YEAR OF PLANNING

INTO JUST TWO MONTHS, AS

IMAGES OF UNREST CONTINUED

TO PLAY OUT.

WHY NOW?

WELL, THE ISSUE IS JUST

UNDER THE SURFACE.

ALL IT NEEDS IS A LITTLE

MATCH AND YOU WIND UP WITH

A FOREST FIRE BECAUSE IT

HAS NEVER GONE AWAY.

AND THE REASON IT HAS

NEVER GONE AWAY IS BECAUSE

IT HAS NEVER GONE AWAY IN

THE CHURCH.

AND THE FAILURE IN THE

CHURCH HOUSE HAS LED TO

CONFUSION IN THE WHITE

HOUSE.

Efrem: TONY EVANS

LAYS OUT HIS PLAN FOR THE

CHURCH TO CORRECT HIS

FAILURE.

HIS URBAN ALTERNATIVE

MINISTRY CALLS ON CHURCHES

TO FIRST UNITE, SECOND,

ADOPT SCHOOLS IN THEIR

COMMUNITY TO PROVIDE

MENTORING AND SUPPORT

SERVICES.

AND THEN STAND TOGETHER TO

SPEAK OUT ABOUT ISSUES

FACING THEIR COMMUNITY.

IT'S A STRATEGY

REMINISCENT OF THE CIVIL

RIGHTS MOVEMENT.

* WE SHALL OVERCOME

WHEN THE MOVEMENT WAS

IN ITS HEIGHT, GOD WAS AT

THE CENTER OF IT.

GOD WAS THE MOTIVATING

FORCE.

THAT WAS BATHED IN PRAYER.

MARCHES WERE HELD BASED ON

THE WORD OF GOD.

AND GOD ACTED ON OUR

BEHALF.

GOD IS NOW A WORD.

HE IS NO LONGER THE

CENTRAL MOTIVATION FOR A

MOVEMENT.

THIS WOULD BE A

COLOSSAL WASTE OF OUR TIME

IF IT DIDN'T CHANGE

ANYTHING ABOUT OUR LIVES

WHEN WE GET BACK HOME.

Efrem: THIS CANDID

CONVERSATION IS MEANT TO

BE JUST THE START TO UNITE

BELIEVERS AND RECONCILE

THEM TO THE PLAN OF GOD.

RUSSELL MOORE IS HAPPY THE

SOUTHERN BAPTIST

CONVENTION IS HELPING TO

LEAD IT.

OUR HISTORY IS A

HISTORY THAT INCLUDES THE

FACT THAT THIS

DENOMINATION WAS FOUNDED,

IN PART, TO DEFEND THE

INTEREST OF SLAVE HOLDERS.

GOD IS GIVING THE SOUTHERN

BAPTIST CONVENTION A

SECOND CHANCE TO DO RIGHT

AND TO DO JUSTICE WHERE WE

PREVIOUSLY HAD DONE WRONG

AND HAD DONE INJUSTICE.

*

Efrem: SINCE THAT

MEETING, SOME CHURCHES ARE

ACTIVELY WORKING TOGETHER

TO UNITE.

> STAY WITH US.@@@@

WE'RE COMING RIGHT BACK.

Efrem: FINALLY THIS

HOUR, A MESSAGE OF

GRATITUDE TO PASS ALONG TO

YOU ON THIS THANKFUL

THURSDAY.

I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR THE

QUIET MOMENTS OF PRAYER

AND CONVERSATION WITH MY

HEAVENLY FATHER.

AND HERE IS WHY THOSE

MOMENTS ARE SO IMPORTANT

FOR ME AND FOR YOU.

QUIET TIME IN PRAYER

SILENCES THE NOISE OF

LIFE'S PAINS AND IT KEEPS

YOUR PROBLEMS FROM

BECOMING LOUDER THAN YOUR

GOD'S PROMISES.

THIS IS THE DAY TO BELIEVE

THE REPORT OF THE LORD.

AND HIS REPORT SAYS YOU

HAVE LIFE IN ABUNDANCE.

> WELL, THAT IS GOING TO

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