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Christian World News - July 24, 2015

This week on Christian World News: Religious freedom at risk in America. See what happened when a Christian baker refused to serve a gay wedding. Plus, capturing Africa’s youth. How song, dance are ministry are delivering kids from ... Read Transcript


George: THIS WEEK ON

CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS,

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AT RISK

HERE IN AMERICA.

SEE WHAT HAPPENED WHEN

THIS CHRISTIAN BAKER

REFUSED A GAY WEDDING.

> PLUS...CAPTURING THE

YOUTH OF AFRICA, HOW SONG,

DANCE, AND MINISTRY ARE

DELIVERING KIDS FROM

HOPELESSNESS.

> AND FRIENDS OF ZION,

DISCOVERING THE HIDDEN

HISTORY OF HOW CHRISTIANS

HELPED FOUND THE JEWISH

STATE.

> RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IS

UNDER THREAT IN AMERICA.

HELLO, EVERYONE.

WELCOME TO THIS WEEK'S

EDITION OF CHRISTIAN WORLD

NEWS.

I'M GEORGE THOMAS.

IN OREGON, A COUPLE

REFUSED TO PAY A $135,000

FINE FOR REFUSING TO BAKE

A CAKE FOR A GAY WEDDING.

WELL, NOW THE STATE IS

THREATENING TO PLACE A

LEAN ON THEIR HOME UNTIL

THE FINE IS PAID.

ABIGAIL ROBERTSON SPOKE

WITH THE CHRISTIAN COUPLE

WHO SAY THEIR

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AT

STAKE, AND, GUESS WHAT?

THEY ARE NOT BACKING DOWN.

Reporter: THE TROUBLE

FOR AARON AND MELISSA

CLINE BEGAN TWO YEARS AGO

WHEN A WOMAN CAME INTO

THEIR BAKERY ASKING FOR A

WEDDING CAKE.

A USUAL DAY.

SHE CAME IN AND SAT DOWN.

SHE HAD A CAKE TO TRY.

I ASKED HER FOR THE BRIDE

AND GROOM'S NAME.

SHE TOLD ME THERE WILL BE

TWO BRIDES.

I WAS APOLOGETIC AND I

SAID, I'M SORRY, WE CAN'T

DO THIS.

I DON'T MEAN TO WASTE YOUR

TIME.

SHE WALKED OUT.

Reporter: A FEW WEEKS

LATER, THE CLINES FACED A

CIVIL A COMPLAINT FOR

FAILING TO SERVE THE

COUPLE IN A PLACE OF EQUAL

BUSINESS.

WE THOUGHT WE WERE

FULLY IN OUR RIGHTS.

EVERYBODY BELIEVES THAT

ADAGE: WE RESERVE THE

RIGHT TO REFUSE BUSINESS

FOR ANY REASON.

Reporter: THE COUPLE

ORIGINALLY WERE FIN FINED FOR FINE

AWARDED $400, COST OF THE

CASE.

BUT THE

JUDGE THEN AWARDED

THEM $135,000.

AND THE JUDGE TOLD THE

COUPLE TO CEASE AND DESIST

DESIST.

THE CLINES HAVE HAD TO

CLOSE THEIR BUSINESS AND

HAVE SPENT THE PAST TWO

YEARS FIGHTING TO PROTECT

THEIR RELIGIOUS LIBERTYRS

ANLIBERTY,AND NOW THEY FIGHT TO

PROTECT FREE SPEECH.

IT IS A GOVERNMENT

AGENCY TELLING A PRIVATE

INDIVIDUAL WHAT THEY CAN

AND CANNOT SAY.

THIS SHOULD SCARE EVERY

AMERICAN.

I'M SHOCKED AT THE FACT

THAT I WASN'T EVEN -- I

WASN'T EVEN CHARGED, AND

I'M BEING TOLD THAT I HAVE

TO BE SILENT.

AND TO ME THAT'S -- I

DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT.

I MEAN, I DON'T SEE HOW

SOMEBODY CAN TELL ME TO BE

QUIET.

AND, FRANKLY, I'M NOT

GOING TO BE QUIET ABOUT MY

FAITH.

Reporter: HANS VONS

OF THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION

SAYS THE CLIENTS COULD

SEEK LEGAL ACTION AGAINST

THE COMMISSIONER NE FOR HIS

CLEAR PREJUDICES IN THIS

CASE.

I THINK THEY HAVE A

CIVIL RIGHTS CASE AGAINST

THE JUDGE.

HE CLEARLY HAS ACTED IN A

BIAS, PREJUDICE MANNER.

HE HAS ACTED AS JUDGE,

JURY, AND EXECUTIONER IN

THIS CASE, AND HE HAS

ACTED PUNITIVELY AGAINST

THEM.

Reporter: AND HE ALSO

FEELS THAT THE RULING IS

INTENDED TO INTIMIDATE

OTHER CHRISTIANS.

I THINK THE CHURCHES

SHOULD BE GETTING BEHIND

THE CLINES.

BUT I HAVE NO DOUBT

THEY'RE NOT SAYING

ANYTHING ABOUT THIS

BECAUSE THE CLEAR INTENT

OF THE STATE OF OREGON AND

COMMISSIONER AVOCIAN, IS

TO INTIMIDATE THE

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY.

THAT'S WHY HE HAS IMPOSED

THIS HUGE PUNISHMENT ON

THE CLINES.

IT IS VERY CLEAR THAT

INTIMIDATION IS WORKING.

Reporter: AARON AND

MELISSA HAVE SEEN MIXED

SUPPORT FROM CHRISTIANS IN

PORTLAND.

EVEN THE CHURCHES --

AND I'M NOT SAYING ALL OF

THEM, BUT A PERS TAGE OF PERCENTAGE OF

THE CHURCHES SAID, THEY'VE

MADE THIS MESS; THEY'RE ON

THEIR OWN.

I THINK FOR THE YOUNGER

GENERATION, THEY DON'T

UNDERSTAND WHY CHRISTIANS

WOULD REFUSE.

FOR THEM, IT'S NOT THAT

THEY -- THEY WOULD SEE THE

ACT OF BAKING A CASE AS

ENDORSING.

IT IS A MATTER OF

EQUALITY.

I THINK WE'RE GOING TO SEE

MORE AND MORE OF THIS

ENCROACHMENT UPON

RELIGIOUS LIBERTIES.

AND I THINK WE HAVE TO

REALLY BE PREPARED FOR

THAT.

Reporter: DESPITE THE

HARDSHIPS AND LONG ROAD

AHEAD, AARON AND MELISSA

REMAIN CONFIDENT GOD WILL

SEE THEM THROUGH.

FOR ME, PERSONALLY, IT

HAS BEEN -- IT IS WEIRD TO

SAY, BUT IT HAS BEEN AN

AMAZING EXPERIENCE.

I'VE LEARNED SO MUCH

THROUGH ALL OF THIS.

GOD HAS TAUGHT ME TO TRUST

HIM.

George: INCREDIBLE.

I'M STRUCK BY THE FACT

THAT HER RESPONSE TO HOW

SHE IS HANDLING THIS AND

HOW GOD IS HELPING HER

THROUGH THIS -- IN FACT,

THE COUPLE, WHAT DID THEY

SAY TO YOU?

Reporter: MEETING

WITH THEM IS SO GREAT

BECAUSE THEY ARE SO

POSITIVE.

AND THEY BELIEVE THIS IS

JUST A CHALLENGING SEASON

THEY'RE GOING THROUGH.

AND THEY'RE LEANING ON

GOD, THEY'RE TRUSTING HIM,

AND THEY REALLY BELIEVE HE

IS GOING TO PULL THEM

THROUGH.

AND EVEN JUST A COUPLE OF

DAYS, ON THEIR Facebook

PAGE, THEY POSTED "IN THE

MIDST OF OUR TRIALS AND

STRUGGLES, WE SHOULD FIND

OURSELVES DRAWING CLOSER

TO THE LORD.

IT IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING

WHAT THE LORD DOES FOR YOU

WHEN YOU LAY EVERYTHING AT

HIS FEET."

SO THEY'RE ENCOURAGING

OTHER PEOPLE GOING THROUGH

HARD TIMES JUST TO DEPEND

ON GOD.

George: I'M CURIOUS,

WHAT CAN CHRISTIANS DO TO

HELP?

ACCEPT FOR PRAY FOR THE

FAMILY.

Reporter: FINANCIALLY

THEY HAVE RAISED OVER

$350,000, AND THEY'VE

BROKEN THE RECORD ON

"CONTINUE TO GIVE" FOR THE

LARGEST CAMPAIGN EVER.

SO RIGHT NOW THEY REALLY

NEED PRAYERS.

PRAY FOR THE FAMILY.

PRAY FOR THE KIDS.

PRAY EVEN FOR THE LABOR

COMMISSIONER, THAT GOD

WILL SOFTEN HIS HEART

TOWARDS THIS COUPLE.

George: THANK YOU FOR

THIS UPDATE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

> WELL, WE'RE MOVING

OVERSEAS TO PAKISTAN,

WHERE ASA BIBI WAS

SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR

BLASPHEMY.

RIGHT NOW SHE WILL NOT BE

EXECUTED.

THE SUPREME COURT

OVERTURNED HER SENTENCE

THIS WEEK, BUT BIBI HAS

SUFFERED IN PRISON FOR

MORE THAN SIX YEARS AND IS

REPORTEDLY IN ILL-HEALTH.

THE THREE-JUDGE PANEL

SUSPENDED THE DEATH

SENTENCE GIVEN BY TWO

LOWER COURTS.

A NEW HEARING DATE WILL BE

SCHEDULED FOR HER CASE.

IN THE MEANTIME, SHE

REMAINS IN PRISON.

EARLIER I SPOKE WITH GARY

LANE ABOUT THIS STUNNING

DEVELOPMENT.

George: WHAT

SPECIFICALLY DID THE

SUPREME COURT HERE DECIDE?

THEY OVERTURNED HER

DEATH SENTENCE.

WHAT THEY SAID, BASICALLY,

IS THE DECISION OF TWO

LOWER COURTS, THE SESSIONS

COURT AND THE APPEALS

COURT, BOTH WERE IN ERROR

WHEN THEY FOUND HER GUILTY

OF BLASPHEMY AGAINST

MUHAMMAD AND SENTENCING

HER TO DEATH.

SO SHE WILL NOT BE

EXECUTED.

George: REMIND OUR

VIEWERS AGAIN WHY SHE IS

IN PRISON AND WHY DID SHE

RECEIVE THE DEATH

SENTENCE?

SIX YEARS AGO, ASA BIBI

WAS WORKING IN A FRUIT

ORCHARD WITH SOME MUSLIM

COLLEAGUES.

THEY GOT INTO A HEATED

DISCUSSION ABOUT THEIR

FAITH.

SHE SAID SOMETHING LIKE,

MY JESUS HAS SAVED ME FOR

ETERNITY.

WHAT HAS YOUR PROPHET EVER

DONE FOR YOU.

AND IMMEDIATELY SHE WAS

ACCUSED OF BLASPHEMY.

A CROWD GATHERED AROUND

AND THEY STARTED BEATING

HER AND KICKING HER.

AND THE POLICE CAME AND

HAULED HER AWAY, AND SHE

HAS BEEN IN JAIL FOR SIX

YEARS NOW.

AND SHE IS CHARGED WITH

BLASPHEMY, AND IN

PAKISTAN, THE SENTENCE IS

DEATH.

George: WHAT ARE THE

CHANCES SHE WILL GET

RELEASED?

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE ALL

HOPING AND PRAYING FOR.

WHAT IS LIKELY TO HAPPEN

NOW IS THE SUPREME COURT,

THE PAKISTANI SUPREME

COURT, WILL SCHEDULE A

REHEARING.

A NEW HEARING FOR HER.

WHO KNOWS WHEN THEY WILL

SCHEDULE THAT.

IT COULD BE MONTHS; IT

COULD BE YEARS.

BUT THEN IT WILL BE

REHEARD, AND WHO KNOWS?

MAYBE SHE WILL BE SET FREE

FROM PRISON BASED ON TIME

ALREADY SERVED, WHICH

MAKES HER ONE OF THE

LONGEST --

George: SEVEN YEARS?

OVER SIX YEARS IN JUNE.

WHICH MAKES HER ONE OF THE

LONGEST TO SERVE.

AUAD MASI SERVED A LITTLE

OVER THAT.

George: ANOTHER

PAKISTANI CHRISTIAN.

YES.

George: IN A LAND

WHERE CHRISTIANS ARE CONS

CONSTANTLY UNDER PRESSURE,

FROM SUICIDE ATTACKS TO

PHYSICAL PERSECUTION,

PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSECUTION,

HOW ARE CHRISTIANS

REACTING TO HER CASE?

THEY'RE ELATED.

THE CHRISTIANS ARE SAYING,

THIS IS SOMETHING WE'VE

BEEN LOOKING FORWARD.

TO WE'VE BEEN PRAYING AND

PRAYING FOR THIS.

BUT WHAT THEY REALLY NEED

IS A STRONG LEADER TO

STAND UP AND BE AN

ADVOCATE FOR BIBI, AND TO

SAY IT IS TIME TO GET RID

OF THE 295 BLASPHEMY LAW.

BUT THAT HAS HAPPENED TO

OTHERS.

PEOPLE LIKE SAMAN TASIR,

THE MUSLIM GOVERNOR OF

PUNJAB, WAS KILLED BECAUSE

HE DID EXACTLY THAT.

George: THERE IS A

PROVISION IN THE

CONSTITUTION THAT SAYS IF

YOU WERE TO DESECRATE THE

QURAN OR ANYWAY SOMETHING

NEGATIVE ABOUT THE PROFIT

MUHAMMAD, YOU WILL BE

SLAPPED WITH THE BLASPHEMY

LAW.

Reporter: THERE IS

BLASPHEMY AGAINST THE

QURAN, AGAINST ISLAM, AND

AGAINST MUHAMMAD.

AND THE HARSHEST IS

AGAINST MUHAMMAD, AND THE

PENALTY IS DEAD.

George: THE GLOBAL

COMMUNITY HAS BEEN

RALLYING, DO YOU THINK

THAT PLAYED A ROLE IN HER

RELEASE?

THE VOICE OF THE

MARTYRS WERE ADVOCATING

FOR HER, AND TWO PEOPLE

WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR

HER WERE KILLED AS BEING

ADVOCATES.

I THINK THAT HAD SOMETHING

TO DO WITH IT, BUT THERE

IS TREMENDOUS PRESSURE ON

THE JUDGES IN PAKISTAN.

AT THE LOWER LEVELS,

THEY'RE EITHER BRIBED OR

INTIMIDATED, THEY SAY,

HEY, YOU'LL BE KILLED OR

WE'LL COME AFTER YOU IF

YOU DON'T RULE THE WAY WE

WANT YOU TO RULE, WHICH IS

BLASPHEMY, AND CONVICT

THIS PERSON.

George: GARY HAS

VISITED BIBI'S FAMILY.

TO SEE MORE OF HIS REPORTS

ON THIS CASE, CHECK OUT

HIS BLOG

thegloballane@cbnnews.com.

> COMING UP, TEACHING

AFRICAN SLUM KIDS HOW TO

SING AND DANCE THEIR WAY

TO FREEDOM.

George: AND WELCOME

BACK TO THE BROADCAST.

THE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA

SAYS A MULTI-NATIONAL

AFRICAN FORCE WILL TAKE ON

THE RADICAL ISLAMIC GROUP

BOKO HARAM.

THE GROUP HAS KILLED

THOUSANDS OF MUSLIMS AND

CHRISTIANS IN NIGERIA.

AND IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE

KIDNAPPING OF HUNDREDS OF

SCHOOL GIRLS FROM THE

CHRISTIAN VILLAGE OF

CHIBOK LAST YEAR.

HE SAID BOKO HARAM WOULD

BE DEFEATED IN A YEAR AND

A HALF OUR LESS.

A MUSIC PHENOMENON, BY

THE WAY, IS SWEEPING

AIRWAVES, CLUBS, AND

SCHOOLS IN AFRICA.

THEY CALL THEMSELVES "

"K-CREW."

ANGELA ZATOPEK LINGS US

THIS LOOK AT A UNIQUE

MUSIC MINISTRY FOR CHRIST.

Reporter: THEY MAY

LOOK LIKE A BUNCH OF KIDS

DANCING AND SINGING AROUND

THE CITY STREETS OF KENYA,

OR YOU MIGHT SPOT THEM

THROUGHOUT THE SLUMS OF

AFRICA, AND THEY ARE KNOWN

AS K-CREW, AND THEY USE

MUSIC FOR MINISTRY.

ENERGETIC, SPIRITUAL, AND

UPLIFTING, THIS IS JUST A

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF WHAT

FANS EXPERIENCE WHEN THEY

SEE K-CREW IN ACTION.

IT IS YOUNG PEOPLE

USING URBAN GOSPEL MUSIC

WITH CONVICTION.

Reporter: AND THEY'VE

DONE JUST THAT, REACHING

MORE AND MORE SINCE

COCA-COLA KENYA BEGAN

SPONSORING THEIR

JAM-PACKED PERFORMANCES.

PEOPLE DON'T STAY IN THEIR

SEATS FOR LONG AS THEY

WORSHIP WITH THEIR DANCING

SHOES ON.

MY NA NAME IS THOMAS, AND

I WAS IN THE SECULAR

INDUSTRY.

DANCING IS THE ULTIMATE

EXPRESSION.

EVEN IF A PRESIDENT COMES

TO AFRICA, WE HAVE TO

DANCE FOR THEM.

SO WE ARE TO USE DANCING

AS A TOOL OF MEDIUM.

Reporter: WITH MUSIC

AND DANCE AS THEIR TOOL OF

INFLUENCE, K-CREW IS

CREATING A NEW FORMULA FOR

OUTREACH.

KENYA HAS A FUSION OF

SOUNDS.

LIKE LINGALA AND ZIMPUKA.

WE REALIZE WE HAVE TO

REACH THE MASSIVE

POPULATION.

Reporter: PART OF

THEIR OUTREACH INCLUDES A

WEEKLY TELEVISION PROGRAM

THAT REACHES OVER ONE

MILLION VIEWERS.

WITH MANY OF THE D.J.s

RAISED IN AFRICA'S SLUMS,

THEY OFTEN RETURN HOME TO

PERFORM.

THE ENDORA SLUM IS HOME TO

MORE THAN ONE MILLION

PEOPLE.

K-CREW BRINGS A MESSAGE OF

HOPE, USING HIP-HOP AS A

POSITIVE COMMUNITY FORCE.

THEY ALSO TAKE THEIR

MINISTRY TO THE SCHOOLS,

BEGINNING WITH DANCE AND

ENDING WITH THE WORD OF

THE DAY.

SELF-ESTEEM DRIVES THEM

THEM.

YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR

LIFE.

THERE HAS BEEN AN

ATTACK IN KENYA, BUT HERE,

COURAGEOUSLY MOVING

FORWARD.

Reporter: REFLECTING

ON RECENT ATTACKS IN

KENYA, D.J. MICKEY WAS

INSPIRED TO CREATE A SONG

ABOUT THE VICTIMS, CALLED

"FALLEN HEROS."

K-CREW IS CURRENTLY

EXPANDING TO ACQUIRE THEIR

OWN RADIO STATION,

SUPPORTED BY THEIR U.S.

PARTNERS, REGENT GLOBAL.

WITH GOSPEL MUSIC BEING

THE NUMBER ONE FORM OF

ENTERTAINMENT IN KENYA,

K-CREW IS KEEPING THEIR

MESSAGE CONVENTIONAL, BUT

PRESENTING IT IN AN

UNCONVENTIONAL WAY.

George: UP NEXT, WE

VISIT A STATE-OF-THE-ART

MUSEUM THAT BRINGS TO LIFE

A LITTLEMON LITTLE KNOWN PART OF

ISRAEL'S HISTORY.

George: THE FOUNDING

OF THE MODERN STATE OF

ISRAEL HAS BEEN CALLED A

MIRACLE.

FEW PEOPLE REALIZE

CHRISTIANS, THEY ACTUALLY

PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE IN

BUILDING AND PROTECTING

THE JEWISH NATION.

NOW A STATE-OF-THE-ART

MUSEUM IN JERUSALEM SHOWS

THE WORLD THIS HIDDEN

HISTORY.

CHRIS MITCHELL TAKES US

THERE.

Chris: THE MUSEUM

GREETS VISITORS WITH A

PROFOUND INTRODUCTION,

STUNNING AERIALS OF ISRAEL

WHILE A MAP TRACES THE

LAND GIVEN BY GOD TO THE

12 TRIBES, ALL SET TO

ORIGINALLY SCORED MUSIC.

*

Chris: THE MUSEUM

USES STATE-OF-THE-ART

TECHNOLOGY.

FOR EXAMPLE, THIS AREA IS

ONE OF THE LARGEST

TOUCH-PANEL EXHIBITS

ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

TOUCH ONE OF THESE PANELS,

AND YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE

INFORMATION ABOUT

CHRISTIAN ZIONISTS

THROUGHOUT HISTORY.

THE MODERN FEATURES, LIKE

VIDEO MAPPING, AIM TO TELL

NEW AUDIENCES ONE OF THE

MOST COMPELLING AND OFTEN

UNKNOWN STORIES ABOUT

MODERN ISRAEL: THE ROLE OF

CHRISTIAN ZIONISM.

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

ADDRESSED THIS HISTORY IN

A 2012 SPEECH.

I DON'T BELIEVE THAT

THE JEWISH STATE AND

MODERN ZIONISM WOULD HAVE

BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT

CHRISTIAN ZIONISM.

I THINK THAT THE MANY

CHRISTIAN SUPPORTERS OF

THE REBIRTH OF THE JEWISH

STATE AND THE IN-GATHERING

OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE IN

THE 19th CENTURY MADE

POSSIBLE THE RISE OF

JEWISH ZIONISM.

Chris: HE BUILT THE

MUSEUM TO SPREAD THE WORD

OF CHRISTIAN ZIONISTS

PLACE IN HISTORY.

WANTING A HOME FOR

CHRISTIANS TO CELEBRATE

THEIR HEROS AND THEIR

HISTORY, I FOUND NO PLACE

IN ISRAEL WHERE

BIBLE-BELIEVING CHRISTIANS

CAN GO TO.

THEY HAVE HEROS AND

HISTORY.

Chris: THE MUSEUM IS

BASED ON YEARS OF

RESEARCH, AND THIS

TWO-VOLUME SET WRITTEN BY

EVANS.

THERE ARE SO MANY OF

THEM.

IF YOU TAKE GEORGE BUSH,

1844.

HE WAS A HEBREW PROFESSOR

AND HE WROTE A BOOK THAT

SOLD A MILLION COPIES ON

THE RESTORATION OF ISRAEL.

AND, YES, HIS TWO

RELATIVES WERE U.S.

PRESIDENTS.

Reporter: OTHERS,

LIKE ORD WINGATE FORMED

THE FIRST JEWISH FIGHTING

UNIT OVER 2,000 YEARS AGO.

WOMEN LIKE CORI AND HER

FAMILY, THE NAZIS KILLED

HER FATHER AND SISTERS,

AND SHE SUFFERED IN A

CONCENTRATION CAMP BECAUSE

THEY HID JEWS DURING THE

HOLOCAUST.

AND RAUL WALLENBURG FACED

DEATH TO SAVE JEWS.

WALLENBURG JOINED THE

THOUSANDS OF JEWISH

PRISONERS IN THE DEATH

MARCHES TO AUSCHWITZ,

TRYING TO SAVE ANYONE HE

COULD.

WHAT WAS IT, THAT TO

FACE DEATH?

I REALIZE, NUMBER ONE, IT

WAS THEIR BIBLE.

THEY HAD AN INTIMATE

RELATIONSHIP WITH THE

LIVING LORD, AND THEY

LOVED THE WORD OF GOD.

AND THEY WERE WILLING TO

COMMIT THEIR LIFE FOR IT.

AND WITH THE WORD OF GOD

CAME PROMISES OF THE

JEWISH PEOPLE.

Chris: THOSE

SCRIPTURAL PROMISES ARE

WOVEN IN THE EXHIBITS,

FROM ISRAEL TO ABRAHAM.

ONE DAY GOD APPEARED TO

ABRAHAM AND SPOKE THE

WORDS THAT WOULD GIVE

BIRTH TO THE NATION OF

ISRAEL.

Chris: FOR VISITORS,

THE EXPERIENCE IS WOW.

IT IS AN EXPERIENCE

LIKE NO OTHER.

YOU GO IN THERE AND IT IS

INTERACTIVE, AND YOU LEARN

A LOT OF THINGS YOU

PROBABLY NEVER EVEN

LEARNED.

I THOUGHT THIS WAS ONE

OF THE MOST IMPRESSIVE

THINGS I'VE SEEN IN ISRAEL

IN THE TIME I HAVE BEEN

HERE.

Chris: MANY NEVER

KNEW THE HISTORY AND NOW

WANT TO TELL OTHERS.

I AM GOING TO TELL

EVERYONE I CAN THINK OF,

PEOPLE IN MY SYNAGOGUE, TO

COME HERE, TO SEE HOW THIS

BEAUTIFUL LAND OF ISRAEL

WAS NOT BUILT JUST BY THE

JEWS, BUT BY THE

CHRISTIANS AND THE

WONDERFUL PEOPLE WHO

RISKED THEIR LIVES TO MAKE

US A HOMELAND.

Chris: FOR EVANS, THE

MUSEUM LET'S THE JEWISH

PEOPLE KNOW THAT ALTHOUGH

ENEMIES SURROUND ISRAEL,

THEY'RE NOT ALONE.

THEY SEE AUSCHWITZ AND

WHAT THEY WENT THROUGH,

AND THEY SEE THE

ALIENATION IN THE WORLD

TODAY.

AND THEY COME THROUGH IT

AND THEY SAY, WE'RE NOT

ALONE.

THERE ARE CHRISTIANS WHO

REALLY LOVE US.

AND IT IS JUST AMAZING TO

SEE THAT.

IT GIVES ME HOPE I'M NOT

ALONE.

THAT'S ENOUGH.

Chris: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

George: TERRIFIC,

CHRIS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

YOU CAN TAKE A VIRTUAL

ONLINE TOUR OF THE

"FRIENDS OF ZION" MUSEUM.

FIND A LINK ON OUR

cbnnews.com WEBSITE.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK AFTER

THIS.

George: ACTRESS ROMA

DOWNEY, FAMOUS FOR HER

WORK ON CHRISTIAN MOVIES

AND TV, SAYS SHE HAS HAD

ENOUGH OF ALL OF THE

NEGATIVE STORIES IN THE

NEWS.

SO SHE CREATED A POSITIVE

AND INSPIRATIONAL TV SHOW

CALLED "ANSWERED PRAYERS."

JENNIFER WISHON BRINGS US

THAT STORY.

Reporter: ANSWERED

PRAYERS, THEY ARE WHAT

CHRISTIANS SEEK DAILY, AND

OFTEN GOD ANSWERS JUST

WHEN WE THINK ALL HOPE IS

LOST.

TIRED OF THE DISCOURAGING

NEWS ON TV, ACTRESS AND

PRODUCER ROMA DOWNEY

DECIDED TO LOOK FOR

INSPIRATION.

THERE ARE MOMENTS OF

DIVINE INTERVENTION.

Reporter: SHE WENT TO

CHURCHES ACROSS THE

COUNTRY, ASKING FOR

STORIES OF ANSWERED

PRAYERS.

THE RESPONSE WAS

OVERWHELMING.

20 OF THOSE MODERN DAY

MIRACLES WILL BE RELIVED

IN HER NEW SERIES,

"ANSWERED PRAYERS."

ON "TOUCHED BY AN

ANGEL," WE USED TO SAY

THAT COINCIDENCE WAS GOD'S

WAY OF REMAINING

ANONYMOUS.

AND YOU SEE IN THESE

STORIES HOW GOD SHOWS UP

AGAIN AND AGAIN.

Reporter: AS

CHRISTIANS, WE KNOW THAT

GOD IS CONSTANTLY

ANSWERING PRAYERS, HE IS

CONSTANTLY MOVING IN THE

WORLD.

BUT FOR MANY PEOPLE

WATCHING THIS, IT MAY BE

SURPRISING.

IT IS REMINDING PEOPLE

THAT THEY'RE NOT ALONE,

THAT GOD IS REAL, AND THAT

GOD HEARS THEM WHEN THEY

CRY OUT.

Reporter: WE'RE

LIVING IN A TIME WHEN MANY

AMERICANS FEEL THEIR

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IS UNDER

ATTACK.

AT THE SAME TIME, YOU'RE

PUTTING A SHOW ABOUT

ANSWERED PRAYERS ON THE

AIR.

WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THE

TIMING OF THIS LAUNCH?

I'M JUST REALLY

ENCOURAGED.

WE'RE HOPING THAT THE SHOW

MIGHT BIRTH A PRAIRIE

VIVAL.

WE KNOW THAT WE NEED

PRAYER NOW MORE THAN EVER.

THERE IS A LOT OF FEAR IN

OUR NATION, I THINK.

THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS

GOING ON IN OUR WORLD THAT

ARE VERY SCARY, AND I

THINK IT IS JUST GOOD TO

BE REMINDED THAT OUR GOD

IS AN ALMIGHTY GOD.

AND WHEN WE REACH OUT TO

HIM, HE HEARS US.

Reporter: "ANSWERED

PRAYERS" IS ON T.L.C. THIS

SUNDAY AT 10 p.m.

EASTERN.

IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE,

THERE WILL BE A MOMENT

WHEN YOU WILL SCRATCH YOUR

HEAD AND SAY THERE IS NO

LOGICAL EXPLANATION FOR

ANY OF THE OUTCOMES OF

THESE STORIE

SOMETHING SUPERNATURAL IS

GOING ON HERE.

Reporter: JENNIFER

WISHON, CBN NEWS, NEW

YORK.

George: THANKS,

JENNIFER.

FINALLY THIS WEEK, CBN'S

"SUPERBOOK" IS AIRING ON

TIBO TV, GERMAN'S LARGEST

CHRISTIAN CHANNEL.

TWO EPISODES ARE SHOWED

EACH WEEK.

VIEWERS CAN ALSO CONNECT

WITH "SUPERBOOK" ON

Facebook, AND THE

"SUPERBOOK" WEBSITE, WHERE

THEY CAN PLAY GAMES, LEARN

MORE ABOUT GOD, AND

DISCOVER BIBLE STORIES IN

FUN AND EXCITING WAYS.

> FOLKS, THAT IS IT FOR

US THIS WEEK.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

JOINING US.

UNTIL NEXT WEEK, FROM ALL

OF US HERE, GOOD-BYE AND

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