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Christian World News - July 3, 2015

This week on Christian World News: Foundation for freedom. Why nearly two billion people owe their liberty to one moment in history. Plus, gay marriage in America. How the Supreme Court ruling could affect religious freedom. And, radically ... Read Transcript


George: THIS WEEK ON

CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS,

FOUNDATION FOR FREEDOM.

WHY NEARLY TWO BILLION

PEOPLE OWE THEIR LIBERTY

TO ONE MOMENT IN HISTORY.

PLUS...GAY MARRIAGE IN

AMERICA.

HOW THE SUPREME COURT

RULING COULD AFFECT

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

> AND RADICALLY NORMAL,

A NEW CHARGE TO MILLENNIAL

CHRISTIANS.

*

George: HELLO,

EVERYONE.

WELCOME TO THIS VERY

SPECIAL EDITION OF

CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS.

I'M GEORGE THOMAS.

MY COLLEAGUE, WENDY

GRIFFITH, IS ON VACATION.

WELL, INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM

OWES ITS VERY EXISTENCE TO

A SINGLE MEDIEVAL

DOCUMENT.

800 YEARS AGO, THE MAGNA

CARTA OPENED THE DOOR TO

DOCUMENDEMOCRACY AND THE

SUPREMACY OF LAW.

WE HAVE A LOOK AT WHAT IS

BEING CALLED BRITAIN'S

MOST IMPORTANT EXPORT.

Reporter: AS THE CORE

OF AMERICA'S JUDICIAL

SYSTEM IS THE NOTION THAT

NO RULER, NO GOVERNMENT

OFFICIAL OR ELECTED

LEADER, IS ABOVE THE LAW.

IT IS A TENEN TENENT RECORDED IN

EVERY ONE OF OUR

DOCUMENTS.

> BUT THAT EVOLUTIONARY

IDEA DIDN'T ORIGINAL NAT

HERE.

ORIGINATE

HERE.

THE MAGNA CARTA TODAY,

THE PRINCIPLES CONTAINED

THEREIN, AFFECT THE LIVES

OF NEARLY TWO BILLION

PEOPLE IN OVER 100

COUNTRIES AROUND THE

WORLD.

Reporter: THERE ARE

ONLY FOUR SURVIVING

ORIGINAL COPIES OF THE

1215 MAGNA CARTA.

ONE IS CURRENTLY ON

DISPLAY AT THE BRITISH

LIBRARY IN LONDON, WITH

TWO OF ITS MUCH YOUNGER

AND 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

MAGNA CARTA, WHICH WAS

GRANTED ORIGINALLY BY AN

ENGLISH KING.

Reporter: YOU

DESCRIBE IT AS BRITAIN'S

GREATEST OR MOST IMPORTANT

EXPORT?

EIGHT OF THE 10 IN THE

BILL OF RIGHTS, THE FIRST

10 AMENDMENTS TO THE

CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED

STATES, ARE STRAIGHT

PARTICULAR MAGNA CARTA.

Reporter: MAGNA

CARTA, LATIN FOR GREAT

CHARTER, WAS DRAWN UP AT A

TIME WHEN THE DIVINE RIGHT

OF KINGS AND THE FUTILE

SYSTEM WERE THE LAW OF THE

LAND.

AND THE LAW 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

WHIMSICAL.

Reporter: CROWNED AT

WESTMINISTER ABBEY IN

1199, HE INHERITED THE

THRONE FROM HIS BROTHER,

RICHARD THE LION HEART.

UNLIKE HIS BROTHER, JOHN

WAS INEPT, GREEDY, AND

SHOWED MERCY TO NO ONE.

IN THE FIRST FIVE YEARS OF

HIS REIGN, HE LOST MOST OF

HIS INHERITED LANDS IN

FRANCE THROUGH MILITARY

AND OTHER BLUNDERS.

THEY CALLED HIM JOHN

SOSERRO.

HE PLACED HEAVY TAX

BURDENS ON HIS SUBJECTS TO

FINANCE HIS WARS.

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, THEN HE WOULD FINE

THEM.

IF HE DID WANT TO, HE'D

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.

AND SO HE WAS COLLECTING

MONEY FROM ALL THREE.

Reporter: IF THE

BARONS OWED HIM MONEY,

KING JOHN TOOK THEIR

CHILDREN AS HOSTAGES UNTIL

FULL PAYMENT WAS MADE.

AND HE ADDED INSULT TO

INJURY WITH MORE TAXES.

THAT WAS THE THING THAT

REALLY LED TO THE THEME OF

NO TAXATION WITHOUT

REPUTATION.

HE TRIPLED THEIR TAXES.

Reporter: PERHAPS HIS

MOST INSIDIOUS OFFENSE WAS

HIS ABUSE OF INDIVIDUAL

RIGHTS.

HE MEETED OUT JUDGMENT AND

PUNISHMENT WITHOUT DUE

PROCESS.

WHEN HIS WELSH BARONS

THREATENED REBELLION, HE

HAD 28 OF THEIR SONS

HANGED.

MATTHEW PARISH FAMOUSLY

WROTE, "FOUL AS IT IS,

HELL ITSELF IS MADE FOWLER

BY THE PRESENCE OF KING

JOHN."

THE POLITICAL CLIMATE IN

1215, BOILED OVER.

THEY CONFRONTED THE

HEAVILY GUARDED JOHN HERE

AT LONDON'S TEMPLE CHURCH,

AND DEMANDED THAT HE

FULFILL HIS SWORN OATH AND

RESTORE THE ANCIENT

LIBERTIES GRANTED TO THEM

A CENTURY EARLIER BY KING

HENRY THE FIRST.

ACCORDING TO ONE

HISTORIAN, JOHN SCOFFED

AND SAID HE WOULD NEVER

GRANT THEM LIBILITIES

LIBERTIES THAT

WOULD REND HIM THEIR

SLAVE.

A STANDOFF ENSUED.

BY SPRING OF THAT YEAR,

THE BARONS ANNOUNCED THEIR

ALLEGIANCE TO THE CROWN.

BUT JOHN WAS FORCED TO

NEGOTIATIONS, AND HE CHOSE

A SUPREME MEADOW CALLS

RUNNING MEADE.

HE MET WITH THEM HERE

ALONG THE BANKS OF THE

TIMS RIVER.

IT WAS JUNE 15, 1215, THAT

HE AFFIXED HIS SEAL TO THE

MAGNA CARTA, THE GREAT

CHARTER.

THE PEACE TREATY,

ORIGINALLY CALLED THE

"ARTICLES OF THE BARONS,"

CONTAINED 63 CAUSES THAT

RULED TAXES AND INDIVIDUAL

RIGHTS.

IT IS A POP POPE POTPOURRI OF

ALL SORTS OF THINGS, BUT

THE ABSOLUTE THING IS THE

ELIMINATION OF THE RIGHT

OF A DIVINE RULE OF A

KING.

Reporter: THE

FOLLOWING YEAR, KING JOHN

DIED OF DYSENTERY AND WAS

REPLACED BY HIS HEIR, THE

BOY KING, HENRY THE THIRD.

UNDER WISE COUNSEL, HE

AMENDED THE ARTICLES THREE

TIMES.

IT WAS FREELY ISSUED BY

THE NEW KING, HENRY THE

THIRD, SO IT WAS FREE FROM

THE CHARGE IT HAD BEEN

ISSUED UNDER DURESS.

BUT THE FUNNY THING ABOUT

THE MAGNA CARTA IS THAT IT

ESTABLISHED THE IMPORTANCE

OF THE PRINCIPLE OF THE

RULE OF LAW.

Reporter: 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.

Reporter: 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 BURIED IN THE MIDDLE OF

MAMAGNA CARTA, AND IT IS NOT

GIVEN PROMINENCE IN THE

DOCUMENT, BUT GUARANTEEING

ACCESS TO JUSTICE AND THE

RIGHT TO A FAIR TRIAL.

THAT LAST CLAUSE IS THE

ONE THAT HAS REALLY 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.

Reporter: THROUGH THE

WRITINGS OF SIR EDWARD

COPE AND OTHERS, MAG KMART

AND ITS IDEAS MADE THEIR

WAY TO THE SHORES OF THE

NEW WORLD, WHERE THE KING

SUBJECTS WERE ON THE VIRGE

OF REVOLUTION.

NO TAXATION WITHOUT

REPRESENTATION.

IT WAS THE BATTLE CRY OF

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.

THEY DEFINITELY LOOKED

BACK TO MAGNA CARTA AS THE

IMPORTMENT OF ANCIENT

RIGHTS.

Reporter: A MEDIEVAL

HISTORIAN SAID OF KING

JOHN, HE FEARED NOT GOD

NOR RESPECTED MEN.

IIT WAS, HOWEVER, THAT OUT

OF HIS ABUSES THE MAGNA

CARTA EMERGED AND OVER

TIME BECAME THE

CORNERSTONE OF LIBERTY,

LAW, AND DEMOCRACY.

I THINK IT IS AMAZING

IN ITS 800th

ANNIVERSARY, HOW MUCH

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL

INTEREST AND EXCITEMENT

HAS BEEN GENERATED AROUND

THE MAGNA CARTA, AND HOW

IT HAS MOVED FROM BEING A

MIDEAST PEACE TREATY TO

ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS AND

ICONIC DOCUMENTS IN THE

WORLD.

George: ABSOLUTELY

INCREDIBLE.

YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT

THIS HISTORY-SHAPING

DOCUMENT AND THE

CELEBRATION SURROUNDING

ITS 800th ANNIVERSARY.

FIND THE LINK AT OUR

WEBSITE, cbnnews.com.

> COMING UP, HOW WILL

GAY MARRIAGE AFFECT

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN

AMERICA?

THAT STORY, RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

George: AND WELCOME

BACK TO CHRISTIAN WORLD

NEWS.

NOW THAT THE SUPREME COURT@

HAS CHANGED THE DEFINITION

OF MARRIAGE HERE IN

AMERICA, MANY CHRISTIANS

WANT TO KNOW WHAT IT MEANS

FOR THEM.

SOME WARN THAT RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM WILL BECOME THE

NEXT BATTLEGROUND IN THE

BATTLE OVER MARRIAGE.

JENNIFER WISHON HAS THAT

STORY FROM WASHINGTON.

Reporter: OUTSIDE THE

SUPREME COURT, IT'S BACK

TO BUSINESS AS USUAL, BUT

THERE IS NO DENYING THAT

THE VOTES OF FIVE JUSTICES

DRAMATICALLY CHANGED THE

NATION.

AND THAT HAS PROFOUND

IMPACT.

IT CHANGES WHAT KIDS ARE

TAUGHT IN SCHOOL.

IT CHANGES THE WAY

RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS

ARE TREATED.

Reporter: OVER THE

WEEKEND, GAY PRIDE PARADES

AND CELEBRATIONS FROM

CALIFORNIA TO CHICAGO,

EVEN ALASKA, MADE NEWS.

THE COURT'S DECISION

DOESN'T TAKE EFFECT FOR

SEVERAL WEEKS, BUT EVEN IN

STATES THAT DIDN'T ALLOW

GAY MARRIAGE, LIKE

GEORGIA, SAME-SEX COUPLES

WERE ALLOWED TO WED.

I THINK EVERYONE HAS

THE RIGHT TO BE HAPPY.

WE WERE RAISED WITH THE

MENTALITY YOU SHOULD DO

WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY.

Reporter: BUT MANY

AMERICANS FEAR THAT

SENTIMENT WON'T APPLY TO

PEOPLE WITH RELIGIOUS

OBJECTION TO THE

GOVERNMENT'S NEW

DEFINITION OF MARRIAGE.

THE NEXT FIGHT IS

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY.

AS SOME FEAR THE COURT'S

RULING ON MARRIAGE WILL

EMBOLDEN THOSE WHO SEEK TO

PUNISH CHRISTIANS WHO WISH

TO WORK AND RAISE THEIR

FAMILIES I IN ACCORDANCE

WITH THEIR RELIGIOUS

FAITH.

IT IS THE FREEDOM TO

LIVE OUT YOUR FAITH IN

EVERY DAY LIFE, MONDAY

THROUGH SUNDAY, IN THE

WORKPLACE, IN THE PUBLIC

SQUARE, IN THE

MARKETPLACE, AT YOUR HOME,

AT YOUR SCHOOL, AT YOUR

CHARITY.

Reporter: MANY FEAR

THE COURT'S RULING OPENS

THE DOOR FOR A NUMBER OF

UNCONVENTIONAL MARRIAGES

TO EVENTUALLY WIN FAVOR.

IF CALIFORNIA WERE TO

REDEFINE MARRIAGE TO

INCLUDE POLYGAMY AND

POLIAMORI, COULD A TEXAN

GO TO CALIFORNIA AND HAVE

A GROUP MARRIAGE, AND THEN

MOVE BACK TO TEXAS AND SAY

THE CONSTITUTION SAYS YOU

HAVE TO RECOGNIZE THIS.

Reporter: THE GAY

MARRIAGE ISSUE IN ALL 50

STATES WILL BE HOT ON THE

CAMPAIGN TRAIL THIS

SUMMER.

THE DIVISIONS ARE MILES

APART.

WHILE ALL OF THE

DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES

CELEBRATED THE COURT'S

RULING, ALL OF THE

REPUBLICANS CANDIDATES

EXPRESSED SOME DEVIL OF

DISAPPOINTMENT. LEVEL OF

DISAPPOINTMENT.

I THINK IT IS WRONG FOR

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO

FORCE CHRISTIAN

INDIVIDUALS, BUSINESSES,

PASTORS AND CHURCHES TO

PARTICIPATE IN WEDDING

CEREMONIES THAT VIOLATE

OUR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.

WE HAVE TO STAND UP AND

FIGHT FOR RELIGIOUS

LIBERTY.

IF YOU HAVE A CHURCH, A

MOSQUE, OR A SYNAGOGUE,

AND YOU REFUSE TO PERFORM

A SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

BECAUSE IT IS OUTSIDE OF

THE TENENTS OF YOUR FAITH,

YOU WILL NOT LOSE YOUR TAX

EXEMPT STATUS.

THE PROBLEM HERE IS

THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS

GOING TO PUT PEOPLE OF

FAITH IN AN UNTENABLE

SITUATION, WHERE THEY'RE

FORCED TO CHOOSE BETWEEN

OBEYING GOD AND OBEYING

GOVERNMENT.

Reporter: JENNIFER

WISHON, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

George: IMPORTANT

TIMES IN OUR NATION.

> THE CONGRESSIONAL

PRAYER CAUCUS WANTS TO

HIGHLIGHT THE IMPORTANCE

OF FAITH IN AMERICA.

ITS "FAITH IT FORWARD"

INITIATIVE INVITES PEOPLE

TO TELL HOW FAITH HAS

CHANGED THEIR LIVES, AND

THE GOOD WORK PEOPLE ARE

DOING ALL OVER THE WORLD.

RANDY FORBES TOLD CBN NEWS

IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMIND

PEOPLE ABOUT THE ROLE OF

FAITH IN AMERICA BECAUSE

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IS AT

RISK LIKE NEVER BEFORE.

I THINK TERRIBLY AS

RISK, MORE SO THAN AT ANY

TIME IN MY LIFE.

ONE OF THE THINGS IS

IMPORTANT IS THAT THE

COUNTRY REALIZE WHAT

HAPPENS IF WE TAKE THIS

FAITH COMPONENT OUT OF OUR

COUNTRY -- IT HAS BEEN A

CENTRAL THREAD WOVEN

THROUGH THE TAPESTRY OF

OUR FREEDOM THROUGHOUT THE

COUNTRY.

WE WANT THE PUBLIC TO

START LOOKING AND SAYING,

DO WE REALLY WANT TO LOSE

THIS OUT OF OUR SOCIETY?

AND I THINK THE ANSWER

CLEARLY IS WE DON'T.

OUR FAITH HELPED GET US

HERE, BUT MORE

IMPORTANTING, IT IS ABOUT

TOMORROW BECAUSE FAITH

WILL GET US THROUGH VERY

CHALLENGING TIMES AHEAD.

George: YOU CAN SEE

THE FULL INTERVIEW WITH

REPRESENTATIVE FORBES AND

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE

"FAITH IT FORWARD"

INITIATIVE AT

cbnnews.com.

> COMING UP, LEADING

RADICAL, WHY THE

MILLENNIALS ARE EMBRACING

THE ORDINARY.

George: AND WELCOME

BACK TO THE BROADCAST.

I'M SURE YOU'VE ALL HEARD

THE PHRASE "LIVE RADICALLY

FOR CHRIST."

IT SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD

MESSAGE, AS CHRISTIANS

WERE ENCOURAGED TO CHANGE

THE WORLD.

BUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THAT

GOAL GETS TWISTED INTO

HIGH PRESSURE FORM OF

LEGALISM.

AS HEATHER SELLS REPORTS,

SOME YOUNG CHRISTIANS ARE

GETTING BURNED OUT BY THIS

TREND IN THE CHRISTIAN

CULTURE.

FOR ME IT ALL STARTED

WITH THE QUESTION: AM I

TAKING THE WORDS OF JESUS

SERIOUSLY.

Heather: JONATHAN

HOLLINGSWORTH ANSWERED

THAT QUESTION IN A RADICAL

WAY AS A TEENAGER, LIVING

COMFORTABLY WITH HIS

MIDDLE-CLASS FAMILY.

HE BEGAN TO WORK WITH THE

HOMELESS.

THEN GAVE AWAY HIS

POSSESSIONS, AND FINALLY

LEFT COLLEGE TO PURSUE

MISSIONS IN AFRICA.

I WAS TRYING TO PROVE

TO GOD I WAS REALLY

DEDICATED TO HIM.

AND THAT, TO ME, IS SORT

OF WHERE THE LEGALISM

CREPT IN.

TO ME, LEGALISM IS SORT OF

TRYING TO MEASURE YOUR

DEVOTION TO GOD THROUGH

YOUR OUTWARD BEHAVIOR.

Heather: THIS

PRESSURE TO BE RADICAL IN

ORDER TO BE A GOOD

CHRISTIAN IS BEING

DESCRIBED AS THE NEW

LEGALISM.

IT IS MOST OFTEN FELT BY

YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE

LOOKING TO DO SOMETHING

EXTRAORDINARY WITH THEIR

LIVES.

THIS IS A PROBLEM THAT

WE HAVE.

THAT WE HAVE GOD'S PEOPLE,

HIS CHILDREN, HIS YOUNG

ADULTS, WHO ARE BURDENED

ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT THEIR

LIVES ARE GOOD ENOUGH FOR

HIM, EXTRAORDINARY ENOUGH

FOR HIM.

Heather: DR. ANTHONY

BRADLEY TEACHES RELIGIOUS

STUDIES AT THE KING'S

COLLEGE IN NEW YORK CITY.

HE IDENTIFIED THE TREND

AFTER NUMEROUS

CONVERSATION WITH STUDENTS

ABOUT THE PRESSURE.

CBN SPOKE WITH SOME KING

STUDENTS ABOUT IT.

THERE IS A HUGE

MOVEMENT FOR THIS

GENERATION TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE, TO HAVE AN

IMPACT.

AND I THINK IT IS JUST

NATURALLY SEEPED INTO THE

CHRISTIAN WORLD BECAUSE

YOU'RE HEARING STORIES OF

PEOPLE WHO ARE STARTING

NON-PROFITS WHEN THEY'RE

16.

I THINK MY BIGGEST FEAR

IS ENDING UP AT SOME, YOU

KNOW, NORMAL, AVERAGE JOB,

DOING ORDINARY STUFF.

GROWING UP, I WAS IN

PARTICULARLY AN

EVANGELICAL CULTURE THAT

SAID, YOU'RE GOING TO DO

BIG THINGS FOR GOD.

YOU'RE GOING TO CHANGE THE

WORLD.

YOU HAVE SO MUCH

POTENTIAL.

AND I GOT THIS FROM

LEADERS, FROM MINISTRY

CAMPS IN THE SUMMER, FROM

MY CHURCH.

Reporter: BRADLEY

SAYS CHRISTIAN LEADERS

HAVE INADVERTENTLY

ENCOURAGED THE RADICAL

MESSAGE BY CALLING YOUNG

PEOPLE TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE AND CHANGE THE

WORLD.

GROWING DISDAIN FOR

AMERICAN SUBURBS IN FAVOR

OF THE INNER CITY HAS ALSO

CONTRIBUTED, AS HAS THE

MISSIONAL CHURCH MOVEMENT,

WHICH ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO

BE MISSIONARIES IN THEIR

OWN COMMUNITY.

THERE IS ALSO THIS

WEIRD PRESSURE, I THINK,

INTERNALLY BECAUSE WE'RE A

CULTURE THAT I'VE GOT TO

BE AWESOME.

I'VE GOT TO BE AN AMAZING

PERSON.

IT IS RELATED TO THIS

GENERATION'S SORT OF SENSE

OF GENERAL NARCISSISM,

THAT UNLESS MY LIFE IS

REALLY, REALLY AWESOME AND

COOL AND NOTEWORTHY, THAT

MY LIFE MEANS NOTHING.

Heather: JOH JONATHAN

DECIDED TO WRITE A BOOK

WITH HIS MOM ABOUT HOW HE

BURNED OUT IN AFRICA,

TRYING TO LIVE RADICALLY.

THEY SAY THE RESPONSE HAS

BEEN OVERWHELMING.

WE REALIZED THAT HIS

STORY WAS REALLY THE CREST

OF A WAVE THAT WAS ABOUT

TO BREAK.

BECAUSE IF YOU LOOK AT THE

RADICAL LITERATURE, IT

TALKS ABOUT THE

BEST-SELLING LIST.

SO IF THEY SOLD MILLIONS

OF COPIES, THAT MEANS

THERE ARE HUNDREDS, IF NOT

THOUSANDS, OF YOUNG PEOPLE

WHO ARE TRYING TO FOLLOW

THAT EXAMPLE.

Heather: AND

"RUN-AWAY RADICAL," ISN'T

THE ONLY BOOK TO SOUND THE

ALARM.

IT IS JOINED BY "RADICALLY

NORMAL," WRITTEN BY THE

PASTOR TO ADDRESS THE

PROBLEM HE SAW IN THE

PEWS.

SO MANY CHRISTIANS HAVE

THIS SENSE OF ALWAYS

TRYING TO PLEASE GOD.

THEY FEEL GUILTY THEY'RE

NOT DOING ENOUGH FOR GOD.

Heather: KELLY HOPES

CHRISTIANS WILL BE

MOTIVATED BY JOY, NOT

GUILT OR SHAME.

BRADLEY WOULD LIKE

CHURCHES TO GIVE YOUNG

PEOPLE THE FREEDOM TO

PURSUE GOD'S CALLING,

WHETHER OR NOT IT FITS

PRECONCEIVED IDEAS.

IT HAS HELP JOSH ACCEPT

RECENT FAILINGS DURING AN

OVERLOADED SEMESTER.

I FELT GOD SAY, YOU

CAN'T DO THAT.

YOU HAVE LIMITATIONS.

WHAT YOU PERCEIVE TO BE

ORDINARY, WHAT YOU

PERCEIVE TO BE DRY, WHAT

YOU PERCEIVE TO BE DULL, I

CAN USE FOR MY KINGDOM.

Heather: THIS STUDENT

RESPONDED WITH A THESIS ON

WHY HE THINKS THE

CHALLENGE TO CHANGE THE

WORLD IS POOR ADVICE.

I DON'T THINK GOD HAS

CALLED US TO CHANGE THE

WORLD.

HE HAS CALLED US TO LOVE.

Heather: AND FOR

JONATHAN, HE SIMPLY HOPES

HIS NEXT STEP WILL BE

MOTIVATED NOT BY GUILT BUT

GRACE.

I DON'T KNOW IF ONE DAY

I WILL GO BACK OVERSEAS

AND VOLUNTEER, BUT I DO

FEEL LIKE NOW THE -- THE

PLACE I'M AT NOW, IF I DO

DECIDE TO GO OVERSEAS

AGAIN, IT WILL BE BECAUSE

I WANT TO.

Heather: FOR NOW, HE

IS MORE OPEN TO ORDINARY

WAYS OF LIVING OUT JESUS'

CALLING AND EXPERIENCING

HOW HIS YOLK IS EASY, HIS

BURDEN IS LIGHT.

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

George: AND

EXTRAORDINARY

ARCHEOLOGICAL FINDING IN

ISRAEL, FROM THE TIME OF

KING DAVID, SHEDS LIGHT ON

BIBLICAL HISTORY.

CBN MIDDLE EAST BUREAU

CHIEF CHRIS MITCHELL HAS

THAT STORY.

Reporter:

ARCHEOLOGISTS SHOW

NETANYAHU THE

3,000-YEAR-OLD INSCRIPTION

AT HIS OFFICE IN

JERUSALEM.

THEY TOLD HIM UNTIL FIVE

YEARS AGO, THERE WERE NO

KNOWN INSCRIPTIONS FROM

THE KINGDOM OF JUDAH IN

THE 10th CENTURY B.C.

WE HAVE ONE FROM

JERUSALEM, ONE FROM

BETHEMIR, AND TO FROM

BERKIAL.

Reporter: IT WASN'T A

PREHISTORIC ERA WITH

ILLITERATE PEOPLE.

THEY CLEARLY HAD WRITING

SKILLS AND COMMERCIAL

ACTIVITY.

THE ANCIENT WRITING

APPEARED ON POTTERY CHARDS

DISCOVERED IN THE VALLEY

OF ELI.

THE PLACE WHERE THE BIBLE

SAYS A YOUNG DAVID FOUGHT

GOAGOLIATH.

THE INSCRIPTION READ

THE STATE OF ABAL, SON OF

BITTA.

Reporter: THIS

ARCHEOLOGIST SAID THIS

PARTICULAR FIND CONTAINED

A FASCINATING NAME.

THE NAME BEDI IS

UNIQUE.

BUT A SHABAL IS A VERY

WELL-KNOWN NAME.

IT HAS APPEARED IN THE

BIBLE A FEW TIMES.

ALL OF THE TIME IT IS

MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE IS

FROM THE TIME OF KING

DAVID.

THE FAMOUS ISHBALA, SON OF

THE KING.

HE WORKED FOR TWO YEARS,

AND THEN HIS HEAD WAS CUT

OFF AND BROUGHT TO KING

DAVID.

BUT THIS IS NOT OUR GUY.

Reporter: ISHMAL

MEANS MAN OF VEIL.

BECAUSE THE ISRAELITES

DIDN'T LIKE VEIL,

GARFINKEL SAYS ONE OF

SAUL'S SON'S NAME WAS

CHANGED.

HE TOLD CBN NEWS THAT ALL

ISHBALS IN THE BIBLE AND

ARCHEOLOGY ARE FROM THE

TIME OF KING DAVID.

THIS IS FASCINATING,

THAT YOU SEE A CORRELATION

BETWEEN BIBLICAL TEXT AND

ARCHEOLOGICAL TEXT.

Reporter: FOR YEARS

SOME EXPERTS SAID THERE

WAS NO PROOF THAT KING

DAVID EXISTED, BUT

GARFINKEL'S WORK HERE

HELPED PROVE THE SKEPTICS

WERE WRONG.

NETANYAHU SAYS THE

INSCRIPTION ATTESTED TO

WHAT HAPPENED IN THIS

COUNTRY IN THE TIME OF

KING DAVID.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

George: AND FINALLY

TODAY, "SUPERBOOK'S" GIZMO

MADE A SPECIAL APPEARANCE

LAST MONTH IN MEXICO.

MORE THAN 5,000 PEOPLE GOT

TO PLAY, DANCE, AND TAKE

PHOTOS WITH GIZMO.

AND THEY WATCHED AN

ADVENTURE BY DAVID AND

GOLIATH.

FOLKS, THAT IS IT FOR THIS

WEEK'S EDITION OF

CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS.

UNTIL NEXT WEEK, FROM ALL

OF US HERE IN THE STUDIO

AND BACK IN THE CONTROL

ROOM, WE WISH YOU A

FANTASTIC WEEKEND.

GOOD-BYE AND GOD BLESS

YOU.

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