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The Watchman: Fighting Back Against Christian Persecution - June 16, 2015

On this week's edition of The Watchman, we profile courageous voices who are taking a stand for the persecuted Christians of the Middle East. Read Transcript


Erick: AND WELCOME TO

"THE WATCHMAN."

YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE

FOUNDATIONS OF THIS SHOW

IS OUR DETERMINATION TO

BRING YOU THE STORY OF THE

PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS OF

THE MUSLIM WORLD.

FOLKS, IT HAS NEVER BEEN

WORSE THAN IT IS RIGHT NOW

WITH ISIS CONDUCTING AN

OPEN GENOCIDE OF BELIEVERS

IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

THE BIRTHPLACE OF

CHRISTIANITY AND THE

CRADLE OF THE FAITH.

BUT IT GOES BEYOND THE

MIDDLE EAST.

FROM KENYA TO SYRIA TO

PAKISTAN, CHRISTIANS ARE

BEING SLAUGHTERED BY

MUSLIM FANATICS.

NOW, WESTERN GOVERNMENTS,

INCLUDING THE UNITED

STATES, HAVE BEEN SLOW TO

RESPOND, TO SAY THE LEAST.

BUT WE BEGIN THIS WEEK

WITH THE STORY OF A BRAVE

NUN WHO IS RISKING HER

LIFE TO TAKE ON ISIS AND

HELP THE PERSECUTED

BELIEVERS OF IRAQ AND

SYRIA.

AMERICA MEET SISTER HATUN

DOGAN.

THE ISLAMIC TERROR GROUP

ISIS IS LEAVING A TRAIL OF

DESTRUCTION ALONG PARTS OF

SYRIA AND IRAQ.

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF

CHRISTIANS HAVE BEEN

DISPLACED FROM THEIR

HOMES, AND COUNTLESS

OTHERS HAVE BEEN MURDERED

OR ENSLAVED BY THE

JIHADIST ARMIES OF ISIS

WITH NO END IN SIGHT.

THIS SISTER HAS BEEN ON

THE GROUND AND WITNESSED

THE DEVASTATION OF THESE

ANCIENT CHRISTIAN

COMMUNITIES.

SHE HAS LISTENED TO

SURVIVORS HOW CHRISTIAN

AND YAZIDI WOMEN ARE BEING

SOLD INTO SEX SLAVERY.

THEY CHOOSE THE MOST

BEAUTIFUL ONES, EVEN IF

THEY HAVE A SMALL CHILD.

AND THEY SELL THESE LADIES

TO EACH OTHER.

ONLY TO SUNNI MUSLIMS.

THEY ARE KIDNAPPED IN THE

HANDS OF THE ISIS AND THE

YAZIDI ALONE.

IF THE HIGHEST BARBERISM

ON THE EARTH IN HISTORY

TODAY.

Erick: HER FOUNDATION

HELPS THE POOR AND

PERSECUTED IN 35

COUNTRIES, PROVIDING THEM

WITH FOOD, CLOTHING,

MEDICINE AND SHELTER.

SHE TRAVELS CONSTANTLY

WITH A SPECIAL FOCUS ON

THE MUSLIM WORLD.

THE RISE OF ISIS HAS

FREQUENTLY BROUGHT HER TO

SYRIA AND IRAQ TO HELP THE

MINORITY.

I AM COMING HERE NOT

FOR HOLIDAY.

BUT I WOULD LIKE TO BRING

THE WORDS, THAT THE WORLD

HEAR THE WORDS.

I AM THE CHANNEL FOR HEM.

THEM.

THAT IS MY MISSION.

Erick: THE SISTER IS

NO STRANGER TO ISLAMIC

PERSECUTION.

AS A YOUNG GIRL, THREATS

FROM LOCAL MUSLIMS FORCED

HER FAMILY TO LEAVE THEIR

HOME IN TURKEY.

THEY RELOCATED TO GERMANY,

WHERE SHE OPERATES HIR HER

FOUNDATION.

THE MISSION OF THE ISIS

IS TO CONVERT THE WORLD TO

ISLAM RELIGION AND TO

BRING THEM TO THE SALAM,

THEY CALL THAT.

AND ISLAM IS NOT PEACE,

PLEASE.

AND ISIS HAS NOT WISHED

ISLAM IN CONNECTION TO

SOMETHING LIKE THIS IS NOT

TO HIS LIAR.

ISIS IS ISLAM, AND ISLAM

IS ISIS.

Erick: SHE IS

DISAPPOINTED BY WHAT SHE

CALLS A WEAK REACTION FROM

THE WEST.

WE HEAR THE QURAN SAY

NO DEMOCRACY.

DEMOCRACY AND QURAN IS

OPPOSITE, LIKE BLACK AND

WHITE.

I HOPE THAT AMERICA WILL

UNDERSTAND.

AMERICA HAS TODAY THE

POWER THAT THEY CAN STOP

THIS DISASTER ON THE EARTH

WITH ANOTHER WESTERN

COUNTRY.

Reporter: AS FOR

SISTER HATUN, SHE SAYS

SHE'LL KEEP CALLING

ATTENTION OF THE PLIGHT OF

FOLLOWERS OF JESUS AROUND

THE WORLD, WHETHER THE

WEST WANTS TO HEAR IT OR

NOT.

SISTER HATUN IS AN

INSPIRATION.

I ENCOURAGE YOU TO SUPPORT

HER WORK AT

HATUNFOUNDATION.COM.

> FOLKS, EVERY DAY

THOUSANDS OF CHRISTIANS IN

THE MIDDLE EAST ARE

BRUTALLY PERSECUTED BY

ISLAMIC JIHADISTS,

DEMANDING THEY CONVERT OR

PAY THE ULTIMATE CHRIST.

NOW, SOME VERY IMPORTANT

GROUPS HERE IN THE STATES

ARE STEPPING UP AND URGING

LAWMAKERS TO WAKE UP AND

ASSIST THESE BELIEVERS IN

CHRIST WHO ARE BEING

TORTURED AND MURDERED ON A

DAILY BASIS.

I WAS HONORED TO MODERATE

A PANEL IN WASHINGTON

RECENTLY, PUT TOGETHER BY

MY FRIENDS AT THE

INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP

OF CHRISTIANS AND JEWS AND

CONCERNED WOMEN FOR

AMERICA.

MY CBN COLLEAGUE ABIGAIL

ROBERTSON WAS THERE AND

FILED THIS REPORT.

Reporter: SPEAKERS

FROM AROUND THE WORLD

GATHERED IN WASHINGTON TO

DISCUSS THE HORRORS MIDDLE

EAST CHRISTIANS ARE FACING

EVERY DAY.

ENTIRE ANCIENT CHRISTIAN

COMMUNITIES RIGHT NOW ARE

BEING WIPED OUT BY VIAL,

HATRED, AND TERROR.

THE INTERNATIONAL

FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIANS

AND JEWS AND THE C.W.A.

HAVE COME TOGETHER TO

DISCUSS THE DANGEROUS

RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION IN

THE MIDDLE EAST.

ERICK STAKELBECK MODERATED

THE PANEL AS SPEAKERS

FOCUSED ON RELIGIOUS

PERSECUTION AND WHAT

AMERICAN POLICY-MAKERS CAN

DO TO STOP THE BARBARIST

ATTACKS AGAINST RELIGIOUS

MINORITIES.

ON THE PANEL WAS TERRORISM

EXPERT WALID FERRIS.

HE SAYS WITH THE RISE OF

THE ISLAMIC STATE

CALIPHATE, WE ARE

WITNESSING THE WORST

CONDITIONS FOR MIDDLE EAST

CHRISTIANS IN HISTORY.

IN IRAQ AND SYRIA

ALONE, CHRISTIAN

MINORITIES ARE UNDER

DANGER OF COMPLETE ETHNIC

CLEANSING.

Reporter: OTHER

PANELISTS SAID THE WEST

MUST NOT BE AFRAID TO CALL

THOSE COMMITTING THESE

HEINOUS CRIMES WHAT THEY

ARE, ISLAMIC JIHADISTS.

WE'RE SEEING CHRISTIANS

AND JEWS AND MINORITIES

SUFFERING AT THE HANDS,

PRIMARILY, OF ISLAMIC

JIHADISTS.

WE NEED TO IDENTIFY WHAT

IS HAPPENING IN ORDER TO

ACTUALLY ACCURATELY FIGHT

IT.

Reporter: YAAL SAYS

THAT CHRISTIANS AND JEWS

MUST UNITE AGAINST THOSE

PERSECUTING THEM.

THEY'RE NOT KICKING OUT

THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY

BECAUSE THERE IS NOWHERE

TO GO, SO THEY'RE JUST

KILLING THEM.

I WANT TO SEE THE

CHRISTIAN AND THE JEWISH

COMMUNITY COMING TOGETHER

TO SAY THIS IS

UNACCEPTABLE.

Reporter: SHE URGES

CHRISTIANS AROUND THE

WORLD TO COME TOGETHER AND

PROTEST THESE ATROCITIES.

IF ALL OF THE

CHRISTIANS STOOD TOGETHER

TO SAY, WE DEMAND FREEDOM,

WE DO NOT STAND WITH THE

PEOPLE THAT ARE

PERSECUTING THE CHRISTIANS

IN THE MIDDLE EAST, AND

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE ACTION

AGAINST THEM, EVEN IF THAT

ACTION IS EDUCATION.

EDUCATION CAN BE A VERY,

VERY POWERFUL WEAPON.

Reporter: ABIGAIL

ROBERTSON, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Erick: UP NEXT, HOW

ONE COURAGEOUS

EGYPTIAN-AMERICAN IS

FIGHTING BACK AGAINST THE

FORCES OF JIHAD IN THE

PLACE OF HIS BIRTH.

STICK AROUND.

*

Erick: AND WELCOME

BACK.

WE'RE JOINED NOW BY DR.

MICHAEL MORGAN, THE HOST

OF "THE AMERICAN POLLS

PROGRAM," AND HE IS ALSO A

LEADING HUMAN RIGHTS

ACTIVIST, DRAWING

ATTENTION TO THE PLIGHT OF

RELIGIOUS MINORITIES, IN

PARTICULAR IN THE MIDDLE

EAST.

DR. MORGAN, GREATS TO HAVE GREAT TO HAVE

YOU WITH US.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Erick: TELL US A

LITTLE ABOUT YOUR

BACKGROUND AND HOW YOU

BECAME SUCH A PROMINENT

ACTIVIST, SOUNDING THE

ALARM ABOUT THE

PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS,

YAZIDIS AND KURDS IN THE

MIDDLE EAST.

WHAT HAPPENED,

MR. STAKELBECK, WHEN I

MOVED TO THE STATES, I

WANTED TO SHED THE LIGHT

ON THAT 12, 15 YEARS AGO,

AND I GOT THE OPPORTUNITY

TO PROSPER AND DO MY

Ph.D.

I CAME FROM EGYPT AND I

HAD NOTHING.

I STARTED UP MY OWN

BUSINESS.

TWO YEARS LATER, I GOT MY

Ph.D. IN PHYSICAL

THERAPY.

I HAVE ONE OF THE LEADING

COMPANIES IN NEW YORK

CITY.

AND THE THEN WHEN EGYPT GOT IN

TROUBLE WITH THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD, I STARTED TO

REALIZE I HAVE TO DO

SOMETHING.

AND ALSO BECAUSE THE

RELATIONSHIP OF THE

EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT AND

THE AMERICAN

ADMINISTRATION WERE GOING

DOWN THE DRAIN.

Erick: UNDER THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION --

YEAH, OBVIOUSLY.

SO I STARTED TO SAY, THIS

CANNOT BE POSSIBLE.

AMERICA IS NOT SIDING WITH

THE RIGHT PEOPLE.

Erick: RIGHT.

AND WHEN ASSII CAME OUT

AND KICKED OUT THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD, THE ONLY

THING I WOULD HAVE

EXPECTED FOR THE AMERICAN

ADMINISTRATION IS TO BACK

HIM UP --

Erick: OF COURSE.

AND -- SAY GOOD JOB.

Erick: THE CURRENT

EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT,

ASSISI, WHO IS CRACKING

DOWN ON ISIS, THE

BROTHERHOOD, HAMAS --

EXACTLY.

ALL OF THE TERRORIST

GROUPS.

AND HE TOOK THE CARRIAGE

AND STOOD ON THE STAGE

THREE MONTHS AGO, AND HE

SAID -- HE IS A MUSLIM

GUY, AND IT IS AMAZING TO

COME OUT OF HIM BECAUSE HE

IS REALLY A FAIR PERSON.

HE SAID ONE BILLION CANNOT

KILL SEVEN BILLION PEOPLE.

SO WE HAVE FUNDAMENTAL

PROBLEMS THAT WE NEED TO

WORK ON.

AND HE ENCOURAGED THE

IMAMS TO CHANGE THE

SPEECHES IN THE MOSQUES.

Erick: YOU'RE TALKING

ABOUT THE SPEECH, I

BELIEVE THIS IS NEW YEAR'S

EVE DAY 2015 --

CORRECT.

Erick: WHAT ASSII

WENT TO ONE OF THE GREAT

SEATS OF ISLAMIC LEARNING

AND IN A ROOM FULL OF

IMAMS AND SHEIKHS, AND HE

BASICALLY CALLED FOR A

REFORMATION OF ISLAM.

YES.

Erick: AND HE WENT TO

A COPTIC CHRISTIAN

CHURCH --

WHICH NEVER HAPPENED IN

EGYPT.

UNDER THE RULE OF MUBARAK,

NONE OF THE PRESIDENTS

THAT COME INTO THE CHURCH

ON THE NIGHT OF THE

HOLIDAYS WHERE THERE WAS

CHRISTMAS OR EASTER TO

CONGRATULATE OR WISH HAPPY

HOLIDAYS, AND HE WAS THE

FIRST ONE TO DO THAT.

FOR HIM TO DO THAT, HE IS

EXPOSING HIMSELF TO A LOT

OF CRITICISM, AND A LOT OF

PEOPLE WOULD SAY THIS GUY

IS AN INFIDEL.

AND HE SAID, I'M TREATING

EVERYBODY AS AN EGYPTIAN.

I'M AN EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT.

I'M A PRESIDENT FOR THE

MUSLIMS, I'M A PRESIDENT

FOR THE COPTICS, I'M A

PRESIDENT FOR THE JEWS,

FOR EVERYBODY.

THE GUY IS REALLY DOING

THE BEST TO MINGLE THE

EGYPTIAN PEOPLE TOGETHER.

Erick: AND THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION SHOULD SAY,

THIS IS THE GUY WE'RE

WAITING FOR, A TRUE MUSLIM

MODERATE, AND INSTEAD OF

BRACING HIM, THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION IS

BASICALLY ABANDONING HIM.

AND RAISING THE

BROTHERHOOD INSTEAD.

EXACTLY.

GOING TO THE OTHER SIDE.

THEY'RE GOING THE LONG

WAY.

Erick: IT'S CRAZY.

FOR PRESIDENT ASSISI TO

DO THIS, HE NEEDS SUPPORT

FROM EVERYBODY.

HE IS ALREADY HAVING A

HARD TIME WITH THE MIDDLE

EAST POLICIES AND THE

ACTIVISTS, THE MUSLIM

ACTIVISTS AND THE

JIHADISTS, AND HE IS

TRYING TO BLOCK THEM OFF,

BUT NOBODY IS GIVING HIM

THE CHANCE.

SO THAT'S WHEN I

DECIDED -- I'M, LIKE, YOU

KNOW WHAT?

I REALLY HAVE TO SPEAK

OUT.

AND I STARTED MY AMERICAN

PROGRAM.

AND I'VE BEEN INTERVIEWING

CONGRESSMEN, SENATORS, AND

TRYING TO GET TO THE WHITE

HOUSE EVEN.

I GOT YOU ON MY SHOW A

YEAR AGO.

Erick: IT WAS AN

HONOR TO BE ON YOUR SHOW.

THE HONOR WAS ALL MINE.

Erick: TELL US MORE

ABOUT THE SHOW AND WHAT IT

CAN BE SEEN?

"AMERICAN PULSE" IS A

POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTAL

SHOW.

IT COULD BE SEEN ON

www.Americanpulse.TV.

THE MISSION IS TO SHOW MY

VIEWERS IN EGYPT

AMERICAN'S PERSPECTIVE OF

WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE

MIDDLE EAST.

GIVE THEM A WIND FOR THE

AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE TO BE

HEARD.

BECAUSE EVERYBODY IN EGYPT

THINKS ALL AVERAGE

AMERICANS WALKING ON THE

STREET IS ABIDING WITH

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S

OPINIONS, AND THAT IS

BEING OFFERED THEM IS NOT

ENOU.

Erick: THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD IS BEING

PORTRAYED HERE IN THE

GOVERNMENT AS MODERATES.

THAT'S WHY 0th YOU I THINK YOUR

SHOW IS SO IMPORTANT.

YOU'RE REACHING EGYPTIANS

WITH THE TRUTH ABOUT

AMERICANS.

THE LAST QUESTION, REAL

QUICK, I TALKED ABOUT YOUR

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISM.

YES.

Erick: TELL US A

LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR

HEART FOR RELIGIOUS

MINORITIES IN THE MIDDLE

EAST, WHETHER IT IS

CHRISTIAN, YAZIDI, KURD.

I BELIEVE IN THE MAIN

FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMANITY.

ANYBODY DESERVES TO LIVE.

AND EVERYBODY SHOULD LIVE

AND LET LIVE.

I DON'T CARE WHAT YOUR

RELIGION IS.

I DON'T CARE WHAT YOUR

SKIN COLOR IS.

EVERYBODY DESERVES TO LIVE

A LIFE WITH NO

PERSECUTIONS OR ANYBODY

PRESSURING YOU TO DO

SOMETHING YOU DON'T WANT

TO DO.

TODAY WE COME TO

WASHINGTON TO HOLD AN

EVENT THROUGH MY PROGRAM

ABOUT THE GENOCIDE, AND I

WANT TO TALK ABOUT, YOU

KNOW, ALL OF THE GENOCIDE

THAT HAPPENED IN THE PAST.

I'VE BEEN READING ABOUT

GENOCIDE FOR THE PAST FEW

WEEKS.

AND I'M AFRAID, FROM THE

GENOCIDE WATCH, THERE ARE,

LIKE, EIGHT STAGES OF THE

GENOCIDE.

I FEAR WE'RE AT THE SIXTH

STAGE FOR THE CHRISTIANS

AND THE KURDS AND THE

YAZIDIS.

WE'RE THE SIXTH STAGE OUT

OF EIGHT.

IT IS CALLED THE

PREPARATION.

SO WE'RE PREPARING FOR THE

MAJOR GENOCIDES, LIKE WHAT

HAPPENED TO THE ARMENIANS

AND THE JEWISH IN THE

HOLOCAUST.

Erick: AND EVEN

MODERATE MUSLIMS THEY WANT

TO LIQUIDATE WHO DON'T

MARCH TO THE JIHADIST

IDEOLOGY.

DR. MORGAN, THANK YOU SO

MUCH.

IT IS "AMERICAN PULSE."

Americanpulse.TV."

MUCH MORE AFTER THE

BREAK.

STICK AROUND.

Erick: AND WELCOME

BACK.

WELL, WE'VE BEEN TELLING

YOU THIS WEEK ABOUT THE

PLIGHT OF THE SUNDAY

PEOPLE, THE CHRISTIANS.

BUT NOW WE WANT TO BRING

YOU AN ENCOURAGING STORY

ABOUT THE SATURDAY PEOPLE,

THE JEWS.

ISRAEL'S FOUNDER, DAVID

BEN GORIUN HOPED THAT ONE

DAY THE NEGEV DESERT WOULD

BE PART OF THE JEWISH

STATE.

HERE IS CBN'S MIDDLE EAST

BUREAU CHIEF CHRIS

MITCHELL REPORTING FROM

ISRAEL.

Chris: FROM POTTERY

TO BIKES KEL BICYCLES, MANY WOMEN

ARE STARTING TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

THE NEGEV DESERT MAKES UP

HALF OF THE MASS OF

ISRAEL, AND SOME CALL IT A

WASTELAND, BUT OTHERS SEE

IT AS AN OPPORTUNITY.

BEN GURION THOUGHT OF IT

AS A PLACE WHERE ISRAELIS

WOULD BE TESTED.

THE POSSIBILITIES ARE

ENDLESS IN THE NEGEV.

Reporter: BETH EXUDES

OPTIMISM ABOUT THE WOMEN

AND THE REGION.

SHE IS A COLORADO BUSINESS

WOMAN, AND SHE HEARD ABOUT

THE NEED HERE AND ANSWERED

THE CALL.

THE STATE OF ISRAEL

NEEDS TO REALLY GET IT,

THAT THERE ARE SO MANY

AMERICANS, TRUE AMERICANS,

THAT ARE CHRISTIANS, THAT

WOULD GIVE UP ALMOST

ANYTHING TO HELP THEM.

THAT THEY ARE ON THEIR

SIDE, THAT THEY'RE NOT

HERE ALONE.

Reporter: SHE HAS

LOBBIED ON BEHALF OF WOMEN

ENTREPRENEURS FOR YEARS

AND FOUND AN ALLY IN

EASTERNERS.

EVERYTHING WAS ON MY

BACK.

AND I FEEL WITH HER I CAN

SHARE IDEAS AND STUFF.

AND I THINK SHE BRINGS US

THINGS FROM ABROAD.

THEY ASKED ME, WOULD

YOU PLEASE COME AND TALK

TO THE WOMEN OF THE NEGEV

REGION AND HELP THEM, YOU

KNOW, FIND THEIR NICHE.

Reporter: EASTERN NOW

WORKS WITH MANY OF THE

BUSINESS WOMEN IN THE

NEGEV.

THE MAYOR OF ONE OF THE

NEGEV'S REGIONS

APPRECIATES HER

INVESTMENT.

TIME IS SOMETHING TAKEN

FOR GRANTED.

MONEY COMES AND GOES.

BUT THE WAY THAT BETH

EASTERN IS INVESTING HER

TIME AND THE EFFORTS THAT

SHE IS PUTTING IN IS HARD

TO BELIEVE.

Chris: MANY OF THE

BUSINESS WOMEN SAY EASTERN

IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

ONE WAY IS PROMOTING THEIR

PRODUCTS ON THE INTERNET.

SHE IS ACTUALLY

CONNECTING US.

SHE IS ACTUALLY HELPING US

SUPPORT THIS FORUM, AND

CONNECTING US OUT TO

OVERSEAS.

AS WE KNOW, ISRAEL IS

SMALL.

THE NEGEV IS A SMART PART

OF ISRAEL.

SO SHE IS SORT OF

CONNECTING US MORE TO THE

OUTSIDE WORLD.

AND I THINK THIS IS VERY

IMPORTANT.

Chris: RASHAR AND

RUTHIE, BOTH POTTERS, IT

MEANT A BOOST IN

CONFIDENCE.

IT MEN MEANT A LOT TO ME.

YOU FEEL LIKE SOMEBODY IS

THERE FOR YOU.

SHE GAVE MY COURAGE AND

INSPIRATION.

Chris: THE NEGEV IS

RICH IN BIBLICAL HISTORY,

WHERE MEN LIKE ABRAHAM

ONCE WORKED.

EASTERN SEES A BRIGHT

FUTURE FOR THIS LAND.

FOR THIS BUSINESS WOMAN,

THE BOTTOM LINE IS LOVE.

MY ULTIMATE GOAL, I

THINK, IS JUST TO SHOW THE

JEWISH COMMUNITY DOWN

THERE THAT THE CHRISTIAN

SIDE IS VERY MUCH ON THEIR

SIDE, AND WE LOVE THEM

VERY MUCH.

Chris: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS, THE

NEGEV DESERT.

Erick: COMING UP,

LEARN HOW YOU CAN TRAVEL

TO ISRAEL THIS YEAR WITH

ME, "THE WATCHMAN."

GET THE DETAILS AFTER THE

BREAK.

PAPER

*

Erick: WELCOME BACK.

YOU KNOW, WHEN WE TALK

ABOUT THESE TOUGH SUBJECTS

EVERY WEEK, WHETHER IT IS

IRAN, ISIS, al-SHABAAB,

THE RISE OF JIHAD, THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION,

ABANDONING ISRAEL, OUR

CLOSEST FRIEND, THERE IS A

TENDENCY FOR PEOPLE TO GET

DISHEARTENED, AND TO FEEL

DISRURCHED ANDISCOURAGED AND TO FEEL

DOWN ABOUT THAT.

I GET IT.

THIS IS HEAVY, HEAVY

STUFF.

AND THINGS AREN'T GOING

TOO WELL, NOT ONLY IN THE

UNITED STATES BUT IN THE

WORLD AT LARGE.

BUT LET ME TELL YOU

SOMETHING, FOLKS, I

RECENTLY COMPLETED A BOOK

ABOUT ISIS.

I BASICALLY SPENT FIVE

MONTHS LIVING WITH THE

DARKEST, MOST VICIOUS,

MOST VIOLENT TERRORIST

ORGANIZATION, ISLAMIC

TERRORIST ORGANIZATION, IN

OUR LIFETIME.

YET I WAS STILL ABLE TO

WAKE UP EACH DAY FEELING

OPTMISTIC AND WITH A

PEACE.

HOW?

IT'S SIMPLE: THE WORD OF

GOD.

I BURIED MYSELF IN THE

WORD.

I RELIED AND I LIVED BY

GOD'S PROMISES.

PLEASE, I ENCOURAGE YOU,

GET IN GOD'S WORD.

GET IN THE BIBLE BECAUSE

THOSE PROMISES ARE NOT

ONLY ROCK-SOLID, GOD IS A

PROMISEKEEPER.

HE WILL NOT BREAK A

PROMISE.

BE STRONG.

BE COURAGEOUS.

WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS,

AND THE WORD OF GOD IS THE

WAY WE'RE GOING TO DO IT.

*

I AM THRILLED TO

ANNOUNCE THAT ALONG WITH

MY CBN NEWS COLLEAGUE

CHRIS MITCHELL, I'LL BE

HELPING TO LEAD THE DATE

LINE JERUSALEM TOUR OF

ISRAEL FROM NOVEMBER 13 TO

THE 23rd.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS BEEN

BASED IN JERUSALEM FOR 15

YEARS.

DURING THAT TIME HE HAS

COVERED ALL OF THE MAJOR

EVENTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST,

AND HE HAS ALSO BEEN MY

TRUSTED GUIDE ON MANY

TRIPS TO ISRAEL.

SO IT IS GOING TO BE A

BLAST TO TEAM UP WITH

CHRIS TO LEAD OUR TOUR

TOGETHER LATER THIS YEAR.

IF YOU'VE NEVER BEEN TO

ISRAEL, LET ME TELL YOU,

IT IS A LIFE-CHANGING

EXPERIENCE.

THERE IS NOTHING LIKE

WALKING THROUGHOUT THE

HOLY LAND IN THE FOOTSTEPS

OF JESUS AND THE PROPHETS

AND SEEING THE BIBLE COME

TO LIFE BEFORE YOUR VERY

EYES.

NOT ONLY WILL OUR TOUR

TAKE YOU TO ALL OF THE

IMPORTANT BIBLICAL SITES,

CHRIS AND I WILL GIVE YOU

A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE ON

THE SECURITY CHALLENGES

FACING ISRAEL AND WHAT IT

ALL MEANS FOR US HERE IN

AMERICA AND FOR THE

FUTURE.

BIBLE PROPHECY.

THE TOUR IS BEING RUN MY

"INSPIRATION CRUISES AND

TOURS," THE TOP CHRISTIAN

TRAVEL MANAGEMENT COMPANY

IN THE BUSINESS.

SO THIS IS ALL GOING TO BE

FIRST CLASS.

COUNT ON IT.

YOU CAN FIND ALL OF THE

INFORMATION ON HOW TO SIGN

UP FOR THE TRIP BY GOING

TO THE WEB PAGE THAT YOU

SEE RIGHT THERE ON YOUR

SCREEN.

THERE IS ALSO A VIDEO AT

THAT LINK WHERE CHRIS WILL

TELL YOU MUCH MORE ABOUT

THIS EPIC EXPERIENCE.

FOLKS, MY FIRST TRIP TO

ISRAEL CHANGED MY LIFE.

YOU MAY HAVE HEARD ME TALK

ABOUT IT HERE ON THE SHOW.

ONCE YOU GO, YOU'RE NEVER

THE SAME.

SO JOIN US, FROM NOVEMBER

NOVEMBER 3rd TO THE

13th, 2015, 10 DAYS IN

THE LAND OF ISRAEL, THE

HOLY LAND.

I WOULD LOVE TO BREAK

BREAD WITH YOU LATER THIS

YEAR IN JERUSALEM FOR SUCH

A TIME AS THIS.

SO FROM "THE WATCHMAN,"

GOD BLESS YOU AND

REMEMBER, NEVER HOLD YOUR

PEACE.

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