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CBN NewsWatch: June 16, 2015

On CBN Newswatch, June 16: Youth being lured by the pied pipers of Jihad; High Court won't revive NC ultrasound mandate; Elisabeth Elliot, influential author and missionary, dies; and more. Read Transcript


Efrem: THANK YOU FOR

JOINING US FOR CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

MORE THAN 16,000 FOREIGN

FIGHTERS FROM 90 COUNTRIES

ARE STREAMING INTO SYRIA

AND IRAQ.

TO JOIN MILITANT ISLAMIC

GROUPS.

IT IS AN ALARMING TREND,

AND ESPECIALLY TRAGIC

BECAUSE MANY OF THESE

FIGHTERS ARE JUST

TEENAGERS.

HEATHER SELLS HAS THE

STORY.

Heather: IN NORTHERN

VIRGINIA, A 17-YEAR-OLD

HONOR STUDENT, ALI AMINE,

FACES UP TO 15 YEARS

BEHIND BARS, FOR HELPING

ANOTHER TEEN TRAVEL TO

SYRIA TO JOIN ISIS.

HE WORKED TO CREATE A

PROLIFIC ONLINE PRESENCE,

THAT INCLUDED MORE THAN

4,000 FOLLOWERS ON HIS

ACCOUNT.

HE PROVIDED JUSTIFICATIONS

FOR ISIL ACTIONS,

INCLUDING THE BEHEADING OF

JOURNALISTS.

THEY'RE JUST KIND OF

FLOODING THE AIRWAVES.

Reporter: IN BRITAIN,

A FAMILY IS SHOCKED BY THE

DEATH OF THEIR TEENAGED

SON, WHO REPORTEDLY KILLED

HIMSELF FOR A SUICIDE

BOMBING FOR THE STATE OF

IRAQ.

THE FACT THAT SOME OF

THESE YOUNGSTERS ARE STILL

GOING OVER THERE I FIND

REALLY WORRYING.

TO FIGHT FOR SUCH AN

ORGANIZATION AS THAT.

ONCE THEY'RE THERE, THEY

ARE SWEPT OFF INTO THIS.

IT IS EASY TO BRAINWASH

THEM.

Heather: SO WHAT

DRAWS THESE YOUNG PEOPLE

TO JOIN ISIS AND OTHER

MILITANT ISLAMIC GROUPS.

THE GROUPS ARE PROMISED A

GLORIOUS AFTER LIFE.

WHEN YOU REPEAT EVERY

DAY TO YOUNG 16-YEAR-OLDS

OR 18-YEAR-OLDS THAT

MUHAMMAD IS BEST AND

YOU'LL GET INTO THE

PARADISE, THESE YOUNG

PEOPLE THINK THEY ARE

RIGHT.

Reporter: MUHAMMAD

LOOKS AT A BOY HE'LL NEVER

SEE AGAIN.

HE HAD ONLY A QUICK

GOOD-BYE OVER THE PHONE.

ON HIS WAY TO SYRIA, HE

CALLED HIS SISTER AND

SAID, I LOVE YOU, I LOVE

MAMA AND PAPA, BUT I'M

GOING TO SYRIA.

Reporter: 20 YEARS

OLD LITO MISALA WAS NORMAL

UNTIL HE WAS WOOED BY

RECRUDES.

>RECRUITERS.

Reporter: IT IS

ESTIMATED AS MANY AS 15%

OF THE RECRUITS ARE KILLED

IN BATTLE, AND THAT THOSE

WHO RETURN WILL COME BACK

HARDENED BY FIGHTING AND

TRAINED FOR WAR.

I DON'T GET THE SAME

SON AS BEFORE.

I GET A TOTALLY DIFFERENT

SON BACK.

MY SON MIGHT BE ABLE TO

MAKE BOMBS NOW, AND MAYBE

HE CAN SHOOT.

Heather: RAISING THE

FEAR THAT THE RETURNING

RECRUITS WILL CARRY THE

JIHAD TO THEIR HOME

COUNTRIES.

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: al-QAEDA'S

NUMBER TWO LEADER IN YEMEN

WAS KILLED IN A U.S.

AIRSTRIKE.

THE TERROR ORGANIZATION

CONFIRMED THE DEATH OF HIM

IN A STATEMENT OVERNIGHT,

AND ANNOUNCED HIS DEPUTY

WOULD NOW ASSUME HIS ROLE.

THIS DEATH IS CONSIDERED

THE HARSHEST BLOW TO

AL-QAEDA SINCE OSAMA BIN

LADEN WAS KILLED.

HIS DEATH IS THE LATEST IN

THE SERIES OF TARGETED

ATTACKS ON THE YEMENI

AFFILIATES TOP LEADERS.

WOMEN SEEKING ABORTIONS IN

NORTH CAROLINA WILL NOT

HAVE TO VIEW AN ULTRASOUND

BEFORE THE PROCEDURE.

THAT IS THE DECISION OF

THE U.S. SUPREME COURT.

IT STRUCK DOWN A LAW

MAKING ABORTION DOCTORS

PERFORM AND EXPLAIN THE

ULTRASOUND.

THE HIGH COURT ALSO

ALLOWED MISSISSIPPI'S SOLE

REMAINING ABORTION CLINIC

TO STAY OPEN.

> HOUSTON IS PREPARING

FOR MORE FLOODING AT A

TROPICAL STORM BEARS DOWN

FROM THE GULF.

SOME PARTS OF THE CITY ARE

UNDER WATER EVEN BEFORE

THE RAIN BEGINS.

ROAD CREWS ARE OUT IN

FORCE TO PREVENT THE

DISASTEROUS FLOODING SEEN

OVER THE MEMORIAL DAY

WEEKEND.

THEY'RE CLEARING DRAINS,

CHECKING PUMPS, AND

BARRICADING ROADS.

SOME SAY THEY'LL LEAVE

WORK EARLY, AND OTHERS SAY

THEY'LL SIMPLY STAY HOME

TO STAY DRY.

DONALD TRUMP IS

ANNOUNCING HIS PLANS TO

RUN FOR PRESIDENT.

HE PLANS TO MAKE THE

ANNOUNCEMENT AT A

MANHATTAN SKYSCRAPER THAT

BEARS HIS NAME.

HE IS DECLARING HIS NET

WORTH, SOURCES OF INCOME

AND ASSETS.

IN THE PAST FEW MONTHS,

TRUMP HAS MADE VISITS TO

EARLY VOTING STATES.

> ELIZABETH ELLIOT HAS

DIED AT THE AGE OF 88,

KNOWN AS ONE OF THE MOST

INFLUENTIAL WOMEN OF OUR

TIME.

HER WORDS, BOOKS, AND

RADIO BROADCASTS HAVE

TOUCHED THE LIVES OF

MILLIONS.

BUT AS WENDY GRIFFITH

REPORTS, THOSE WHO KNEW

HER SAY SHE WOULDN'T WANT

TO BE REMEMBERED FOR THOSE

THINGS.

YOU ARE LOVED WITH AN

EVERLASTING LOVED.

THAT IS WHAT THE BIBLE

SAYS.

SHE LOVED WORDS AND SHE

LOVED COMMUNICATION.

SHE WAS VERY, VERY SERIOUS

IN HER RELATIONSHIP AND

VERY FORMAL IN HER

RELATIONSHIP WITH ME.

SHE WAS AUNT BETTY, AND I

WAS LITTLE STEVIE BOY, AND

I LOVED HER DEEPLY.

Reporter: STEVE SAINT

IS THE SON OF ONE OF THE

OTHER MISSIONARIES KILLED

WITH ELLIOT'S HUSBAND

DURING THEIR TIME WITH THE

ECUADORIAN INDIANS BACK IN

THE 1950s.

HE SAYS WHILE ELLIOT WAS

WELL-KNOWN FOR MANY

THINGS, IT IS HER FAITH

THAT PEOPLE SHOULD

REMEMBER.

I'M VERY SURE SHE WOULD

NOT WANT TO BE REMEMBERED

AS A GREAT WRITER OR A

GREAT SPEAKER.

SHE WOULD WANT TO BE

REMEMBERED AS A GIRL, A

WOMAN, WHO TRUSTED GOD TO

USE HER, AND HE DID,

POWERFULLY.

Reporter: JANET

WISMAR WOULD AGREE.

SHE FOUNDED AND WAS THE

FIRST PRODUCER OF ELLIOT'S

RADIO PROGRAM "GATEWAY TO

JOY."

SHE REMEMBERS HOW THEIR

RELATIONSHIP STARTED.

I WROTE HER A LETTER

WHEN I WAS A SILLY

21-YEAR-OLD, HAVING READ

HER BOOK, "LET ME BE A

WOMAN."

AND SHE ANSWERED WITHIN A

WEEK.

I HAD A POSTCARD FROM HER.

AND THAT JUST SPOKE

VOLUMES TO ME.

SHE TOOK A PERSONAL

INTEREST IN EVERYONE THAT

SHE MET.

Reporter: GOD USED

THE DEATH OF ELLIOT'S

HUSBAND AND HIS FRIENDS TO

REACH MILLIONS.

SHE WROTE SEVERAL

BEST-SELLING BOOKS ABOUT

THEIR STORY.

AND THOSE OF HER AND OTHER

WIVES WHO LATER LIVED

AMONG THE TRIBE THAT

KILLED THEIR HUSBANDS, IN

ORDER TO TRANSLATE THE

BIBLE AND BRING THEM THE

GOSPEL.

SHE WAS ALSO KNOWN FOR HER

BOOKS AND TEACHINGS ON

CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES, FOR

RELATIONSHIPS, MASCULINITY

AND FEMININITY, WITH AN

EMPHASIS OF LORDSHIP AND

OBEDIENCE.

IT WAS A MESSAGE SHE OFTEN

REPEATED ON HER RADIO

PROGRAM.

AND WISMAR BELIEVES THAT

IS THE MESSAGE FOR WHICH

SHE WILL BE REMEMBERED.

LET GOD BE GOD.

WE THINK WE'RE IN CONTROL,

AND THEN WHEN THINGS ARE

OUT OF CONTROL, WE

REMEMBER WE WERE NEVER IN

CONTROL IN THE FIRST

PLACE.

WE NEED TO LET GOD DO HIS

WORK IN OUR LIVES AND

ACCEPT IT AND FIND THE

PEACE THAT COMES THROUGH

THAT ACCEPTANCE.

Reporter: IT IS

SOMETHING SHE APPLIED

THROUGHOUT HER LIFE,

INCLUDING HER FINAL YEARS,

WHEN SHE WAS DIAGNOSED

WITH DEMENTIA.

AN ILLNESS HER FAMILY SAYS

SHE ACCEPTED.

KNOWING IT CAME AS NO

SURPRISE TO THE LORD IN

WHOM SHE TRUSTED.

AND UNDERNEATH ARE THE

EVERLASTING ARMS.

THIS IS YOUR FRIEND,

ELIZABETH ELLIOT.

Efrem: AND THOUSANDS

OF YOU WENT ONLINE AND

SHARED TOUCHING MESSAGES

ABOUT HER LIFE AND LEGACY.

CHRISTINE DENNIS WRITES,

"I LOVE HER.

HER TEACHING HELPED ME

THROUGH SOME HARD TIMES.

I OFTEN REMEMBER WHEN

UNDER STRESS TO SIMPLY DO

THE NEXT THING."

KATHRYN SAYS, "HERE

WRITINGS HAD A PROFOUND

IMPACT ON ME.

FINALLY IN THE ARMS OF HER

LORD, REUNITED WITH HER

FIRST HUSBAND, TAKES MY

BREATH AWAY JUST THINKING

ABOUT IT."

MAKE SURE YOU LOG ON TO

CBN NEWS' Facebook PAGE

TO SHARE HOW ELIZABETH

ELLIOT TOUCHED YOUR LIFE.

YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT

HER WORK ON cbnnews.com.

> COMING UP, REBUILDING

AFTER DESTRUCTION.

WE'RE GOING TO SHOW YOU

HOW CHRISTIANS IN IRAQ ARE

STARTING OVER AFTER

ISLAMIC MILITANTS FORCED

THEM TO FLEE.

Efrem: AS ISIS

CONTINUES ITS AS VANS ADVANCE

THROUGH SYRIA AND IRAQ,

SHATTERED OF LIVES ARE

LEFT IN ITS WAKE.

BUT SOME CHRISTIANS HAVE

BEEN ABLE TO GET AWAY AND

NOW THEY'RE TRYING TO

REBUILD THEIR LIVES.

CHRIS MITCHELL BRINGS US

THAT STORY.

Reporter: FOR LAMAR

AND HIS FAMILY, THE BELL

TOLLED THE MIDNIGHT.

THEY CALLED US, ALL OF

YOU, GO OUT FROM KIRAKUSH.

ISIS IS COMING, AND THERE

IS NO ONE TO PROTECT YOU.

SO I TAKE MY FAMILY, MY

WIFE, MY CHILDREN, AND I

GO.

Chris: LIKE THE REST

OF THOSE IN THE CHRISTIAN

VILLAGE OF ABOUT 60,000,

AMMAN'S FAMILY FLED FOR

THEIR LIVES.

MANY HEADED TO IRBIL, AND

OTHERS ESCAPED TO TAHUK, A

MAJOR KURDISH CITY NEAR

THE TURKISH BORDER.

MONTHS LATER THEY MADE TO

THE CAPITAL AND THE

SURROUNDING TOWNS.

UNTIL NOW, WE CAN'T

IMAGINE THIS HAPPENING TO

US.

IT WAS LIKE A DREAM.

EVERYTHING WAS SO NORMAL.

OUR LIFE WAS SO

COMFORTABLE, AND SUDDENLY

EVERYTHING CHANGED.

Chris: CHANGED BY

TERRORISTS WITH A DEADLY

GOAL.

THEY DON'T WANT ANY

CHRISTIANS TO LIVE IN

IRAQ.

THEY WANT TO KILL THEM ALL

OR HAVE THEM LEAVE OR

BECOME A MUSLIM.

Chris: BUT THEY

ESCAPED AND GAVE THE

CREDIT TO GOD.

JESUS MADE FOR US A

WAY.

THE MIRACLE SAVED MY

FAMILY.

I HAVE A WIFE AND THREE

DAUGHTERS.

HE SAVED THEM.

JESUS SAVED THEM FROM

ISIS.

Chris: WHILE THEY'RE

STILL WITHOUT A COUNTRY,

THESE FAMILIES FARED

BETTER THAN MOST.

THEY LIVE IN A NICE

APARTMENT, THANKS TO HELP

FROM AN ANGLICAN PRIEST

KNOWN AS THE VICKER OF

BAGHDAD.

HIS NAME IS CANON ANDREW

WHITE.

HIS ORGANIZATION PROVIDES

HOMES AND OTHER HELPS FOR

REFUGEES.

WE NEED PROVISION, BUT

WE ALSO NEED PROTECTION.

BECAUSE EACH OF US HAS

COME FROM SUCH A VIOLENT

PLACE.

I DUTY WHETHER THERE IS A

CHILD IN THIS CROWD WHO

HAS NOT HAD THEIR LOVED

ONES KILLED.

Chris: MANY IRAQI

CHRISTIANS HAVE FLED AND

FOUND REFUGE HERE IN

JORDAN.

AND MOST OF THE SCHOOL

CHILDREN HERE HAVE COME

FROM NINEVEH, AND NEARLY

EVERYONE HERE HAS FLED

BECAUSE OF ISIS.

THE SCHOOL BROUGHT HOPE.

THEY HAD NOTHING.

AND NOW THEY HAVE

STRUCTURE TO THEIR LIFE

AND HOPE FOR THEIR FUTURE.

Chris: THROUGH ALL OF

THE TRAUMA AND HEARTACHE,

THEIR FAITH REMAINS FIRM.

IN THE UNITED STATES

AND THE WEST, PEOPLE NEED

TO KNOW THAT THESE PEOPLE

HAVE NOTHING, BUT THEY

HAVE EVERYTHING.

BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT

USHUAIA, JESUS, IS REAL

AND CENTRAL TO THEIR

LIVES.

Reporter: THE

CHILDREN CONTINUE TO SING

THE LORD'S PRAYER IN

ARAMAIC.

FAMILIES CONTINUE TO READ

THEIR BIBLES.

AND GIVEN THE CHOICE TO

DENY THE LORD, THEY

REFUSED.

HE DIED FOR US ON THE

CROSS.

I CAN'T DENY JESUS.

I CAN'T DENY HIM.

Chris: FOR NOW THEY

LOOK TO THE U.N. AND OTHER

NATIONS FOR HELP, AND TO

THE CHURCH FOR PRAYERS.

WE ARE IN A VERY HARD

SITUATION HERE.

ME, I AM GOOD.

BUT THERE ARE SO MANY

PEOPLE LIVING IN CAMPS IN

IRBIL AND IRAQ, HERE IN

JORDAN.

AND HERE IN JORDAN, LIFE

IS VERY DIFFICULT.

ESPECIALLY HERE IN JORDAN.

THERE IS NO WORK.

WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO

WORK.

THE IRAQI PEOPLE.

SO WE WANT THEM TO PRAY

FOR US.

Chris: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS, AMMAN,

JORDAN.

Efrem: UP NEXT, WE

CELEBRATE THE DOCUMENT

THAT AFFECTS THE LIVES OF

NEARLY TWO BILLION PEOPLE

IN MORE THAN 100 COUNTRIES

AROUND THE WORLD.

JOHN JESSUP TAKES US TO

LONDON FOR A TRIBUTE TO

MAGNA CARTA.

Efrem: IT'S A MIDEAST

DOCUMENT TH THAT HAS BEEN THE

SUPREMACY OF LAW.

MAGNA CARTA OR GREAT

CHARTER WAS SEALED BY

ENGLAND'S KING JOHN ON

JUNE 15th, 1215, AND ITS

800 THINK ANNIVERSARY HAS

SPARKED CELEBRATIONS

WORLDWIDE.

JOHN JESSUP BRINGS US THIS

FASCINATING LOOK AT WHAT

HAS BEEN CALLED BRITAIN'S

MOST IMPORTANT EXPORT.

Reporter: AT THE CORE

OF AMERICA'S JUDICIAL

SYSTEM IS NO RULER OR

ELECTED LEADER IS ABOVE

THE LAW.

IT IS A TENANT REPORTED IN

EVERY ONE OF OUR FOUNDING

DOCUMENTS.

BUT THAT REVOLUTIONARY

IDEA DIDN'T ORIGINATE

HERE.

IT CAME FROM A 13th

CENTURY PEACE TREATY THAT

HAS SHAPED THE FREE WORLD

FOR 800 YEARS.

THE MAGNA CARTA TODAY,

THE PRINCIPLES CONTAINED

THEREIN, AFFECT THE LIVES

OF NEARLY TWO BILLION

PEOPLE IN OVER 100

COUNTRIES AROUND THE

WORLD.

John: THERE ARE ONLY

FOUR SURVIVING ORIGINAL

COPIES OF THE 1215 MAGNA

CARTA.

ONE OF THEM IS CURRENTLY

ON DISPLAY AT THE BRITISH

LIBRARY IN LONDON, WITH

TWO OF ITS MUCH YOUNGER,

MORE FAMOUS, 18th

CENTURY COUSINS, THE

DECLARATION OF

INDEPENDENCE AND THE U.S.

BILL OF RIGHTS.

IN THE DECLARATION OF

INDEPENDENCE, YOU HAVE

AMERICA STANDING UP TO A

TYRANNICAL KING.

BUT PEOPLE ARE LOOKING

BACK TO THE MAGNA CARTA,

WHICH WAS DOCUMENTED BY AN

ENGLISH KING.

Reporter: YOU

DESCRIBE IT AS ENGLAND'S

GREATEST EXPORT?

EIGHT OF THE 10 IN THE

BILL OF RIGHTS, THE FIRST

10 AMENDMENTS OF THE

CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED

STATES, ARE STRAIGHT FROM

MAGNA CARTA.

John: MAGNA CARTA,

LATIN FOR GREAT CHARTER,

WAS DRAWN UP AT A TIME

WHEN THE DIVINE RIGHT OF

KINGS AND THE FEW TAL OF FUTILE

SYSTEM WITH THE LAW OF THE

LAND.

IT WAS NOT BOUND BY ANY

EARTHLY AUTHORITY, BUT

CAME DIRECTLY FROM

ALMIGHTY GOD.

THERE WAS ONLY ONE

LAWMAKER, THE KING.

AND THAT MEANT LIFE OR

DEATH.

IT MEANT IMPRISONMENT.

IT MEANT ALL SORTS OF

PENALTIES THAT COULD BE

WIWHIMSICAL.

AND IN KING JOHN'S CASE,

IT WAS WHIMSICAL.

John: HE ABUSED HIS

POWER TO SUCH A DEGREE, HE

BECAME ONE OF THE MOST

LOATHED KINGS IN ENGLISH

HISTORY.

HE INHERITED THE THRONE

FROM HIS BROTHER, RICHARD

THE LION-HEARTED.

UNLIKE HIS BROTHER, JOHN

WAS INEPT, GREEDY,

CORRUPT, AND SHOWED MERCY

TO NO ONE.

IN THE FIRST FIVE YEARS OF

HIS REIGN, HE LOST MOST OF

HIS INHERITED LAND IN

FRANCE THROUGH MILITARY

AND FOREIGN POLICY

BLUNDERS.

THEY CALLED HIM JOHN

SOURCER.

HIS WARS WERE UNPOPULAR

AND COSTLY, SO HE PLACED

HEAVY TAX BURDENS ON HIS

PEOPLE TO FINANCE THEM.

HE WAS VERY GOOD AT

FUNDRAISING.

HE WAS SELLING OFF WIDOWS

TO WIDOWERS AND

INSTRUCTING THEM THAT THEY

HAD TO MARRY THIS WOMAN.

AND IF THEY DIDN'T WANT

TO, HE WOULD FINE THEM.

IF THEY DID WANT TO, HE

WOULD TAKE MONEY FOR IT.

IN THE MEANTIME, SHE MIGHT

TRY TO BRIBE HIM TO STAY

SINGLE BECAUSE SHE

COULDN'T STAND THE SIGHT

OF THE PARTICULAR CHAP HE

WAS OFFERING.

SO HE WAS COLLECTING MONEY

FROM ALL THREE.

John: IF THE BARONS

OWED HIM MONEY, KING JOHN

TOOK THEIR CHILDREN AS

HOSTAGES UNTIL FULL

PAYMENT WAS MADE.

AND HE WOULD DEGRADE THE

WIVES OF HIS NOBLEMEN WITH

LEWD AND LUSTFUL BEHAVIOR

AND ADDED INSULT TO INJURY

WITH MORE TAXES.

THIRD QUARTETAXES.

THAT WAS THE THING THAT

LED TO "NO TAXATION

WITHOUT REPRESENTATION."

HE TRIPLED THEIR TAXES.

John: PERHAPS HIS

MOST INSIDIOUS OFFENSE WAS

HIS ABUSE OF INDIVIDUAL

RIGHTS.

HE HANDED OUT PUNISHMENT

AND JUDGMENT WITHOUT DUE

PROCESS.

WHEN THEY THREATENED

REBELLION IN 1212, HE HAD

28 OF THEIR SONS HANGED.

MATTHEW PARIS FAMOUSLY

WROTE, FOUL AS IT IS, HELL

ITSELF IS MAY FOWLER BY

THE PRESENCE OF KING

JOHN."

THE POLITICAL CLIMATE IN

JANUARY OF 1215 BOILED

OVER WITH REVOLT.

THEY CO CONFRONTED THE

HEAVILY GUARDED JOHN HERE

AT LONDON'S TEMPLE CHURCH

AND DEMANDED HE FULFILL

HIS SWORN OATH AND RESTORE

THE LIBERTIES GRANTED TO

THEM A CENTURY EARLIER BY

KING HENRY THE FIRST.

ACCORDING TO ONE HISTORIAN

AT THE TIME, JOHN SCOFFED

AND VOWED HE WOULD NEVER

GRANT THEM LIBERTIES THAT

WOULD RENDER HIM THEIR

SLAVE.

A SERIOUSLY TENSE AND

DIVIDED STANDOFF ENSUED.

BY SPRING OF THAT YEAR,

THE BARONS RENOWNED THEIR

ALLEGIANCE TO THE CROWN

AND TOOK ITS CAPITAL,

LONDON.

WITH JOHN FORCED INTO

NEGOTIATIONS, HE CHOSE A

SERENE MEADOW CALLED

RUNNING MEADE.

HE MET IN THIS OPEN FIELD

ALONG THE BANKS OF THE

TEMS RIVER TO MAKE PEACE.

IT WAS ON JUNE 15th,

1215, THAT HE AFFIXED HIS

SEAL TO THE MAG KMART.

MAGNA CARTA.

THE PEACE TREATY CONTAINED

63 CAUSES THAT LIMITED THE

KING'S POWERS IN MATTERS

OF THE CHURCHES, COURTS,

STATES, TAXES, AND

INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS.

IT IS A POP POTPOURRI OF

ALL SORTS OF THINGS THAT

ARE TERRIBLY IMPORTANT.

BUT THE ABSOLUTE PRINCIPLE

THING IS THE ELIMINATION

OF THE RIGHT OF DIVINE

RULE OF A KING.

John: THE FOLLOWING

YEAR, KING JOHN DIED OF

DYSENTERY AND WAS REPLACED

BY HIS HEIR, HENRY THE

THIRD.

HE AMENDED THE ARTICLES

THREE TIMES.

IT WAS FREELY ISSUED BY

THE NEW KING, HENRY THE

THIRD.

SO IT WAS FREE FROM THE

CHARGE THAT WAS ISSUED

UNDER DURESS.

BUT I THINK THE FUNNY

THING ABOUT THE MAGNA

CARTA IS THAT IT

ESTABLISHED THE IMPORTANCE

OF THE PRINCIPLE OF THE

RULE OF LAW.

John: MAGNA CARTA

INFLUENCED CENTURIES OF

ENGLISH LAW AND LAID THE

GROUND WORK FOR ESTABLISH

INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS.

THERE ARE WOMEN'S

RIGHTS, ACTUALLY, IN THE

MAGNA CARTA, A PRIVILEGE

OF A WIDOW NOT TO BE

FORCED TO MARRY WITHOUT

HER CONSENT.

WOMEN'S RIGHTS.

SAME THING WITH CHILDREN.

THERE WERE CHILDREN'S

RIGHTS IN IT.

John: IN TIME, MANY

OF THE ARTICLES LOST THEIR

RELEVANCE, BUT THERE IS

ONE TODAY THAT REMAINS THE

BEDROCK OF AMERICA'S

JUDICIAL SYSTEM.

THE KEY CLAUSE WHICH IS

BURDEBURIED IN THE MIDDLE OF

MAGNA CARTA, IT GUARANTEES

ACCESS TO JUSTICE AND THE

RIGHT TO A FAIR TRIAL.

AND THAT LAST CLAUSE,

WHICH IS THE ONE THAT

REALLY HAS STOOD THE TEST

OF TIME, AND THAT PEOPLE

HAVE LOOKED BACK TO OVER

THE CENTURIES EVER SINCE,

THAT'S THE ONE THAT IS

REALLY AT THE HEART OF

MAGNA CARTA'S FAME TODAY.

John: THROUGH THE

WRITINGS OF SIR EDWARD

COKE AND OTHERS, MAGNA

CARTA AND ITS IDEAS MADE

THEIR WAY TO THE SHORES OF

THE NEW WORLD, WHERE,

AGAIN, THE KING SUBJECTS

WERE ON THE VERGE OF

REVOLUTION.

NO TAXATION WITHOUT

REPUTATION.

THAT IS VERY IMPORTANT.

SO THEY DEFINITELY

LOOKED BACK TO MAGNA CARTA

AS THE EMBODIMENT OF

ANCIENT RIGHTS.

John: A MEDIEVAL SET

OF KING JOHN, HE FEARED

NOT GOD NOR RESPECTED MEN.

IT WAS, HOWEVER, OUT OF

HIS ABUSES THAT MAGNA

CARTA EMERGED AND OVER

TIME BECAME THE

CORNERSTONE OF LIBERTY,

LAW, AND DEMOCRACY.

I THINK IT IS AMAZING

IN ITS 800 THINK

ANNIVERSARY YEAR HOW MUCH

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL

INTEREST AND EXCITEMENT

HAS BEEN RE GENERATED AROUND

THE MAGNA CARTA AND HOW IT

HAS MOVED FROM BEING A

MEDIEVAL PEACE TREATY TO

ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS AND

ICONIC DOCUMENTS IN THE

WORLD.

John: FOR CBN, THIS

IS JOHN JESSUP REPORTING

IN LONDON ON THE 800 THINKTOP!

ANNIVERSARY OF THE MAGNA@@@@

CARTA.

Efrem: FINALLY THIS

HOUR, A MESSAGE OF

MOTIVATION TO PASS ALONG

TO YOU, AND WE HOPE YOU'LL

BE COMPELLED TO SHARE THIS

WORD WITH OTHERS.

PERHAPS YOU'VE HEARD THE

PHRASE "STAY IN YOUR

LANE."

IT MEANS TO STICK TO DOING

WHAT YOU KNOW HOW TO DO OR

WHAT YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO

DO.

I THINK GOD IS SOMETIMES

SAYING THE VERY SAME THING

TO US.

STAY IN YOUR LANE, ACCEPT

YOUR LIMITS SO THAT I MAY

BE YOUR LIMITLESS GOD AND

WORK ALL THINGS TOGETHER

FOR YOUR GOOD.

AND THAT IS YOUR TUESDAY

TWEETABLE.

AND WE HOPE YOU'LL POST,

TAG, TWEET, AND SHARE THAT

MESSAGE WITH OTHERS.

THAT IS GOING TO DO IT FOR

CBN "NEWSWATCH."

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EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE AT

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NEWS CONTINUES 24/7.

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