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The 700 Club - July 31, 2015

A look at the Jewish claims to the West Bank, including the Biblical promise to Abraham, international law, the recapture of the land in a defensive war and the Jewish development of the land. Read Transcript


NOT JUST DOCUMENTED IN

THE BIBLE AND IN

HISTORY --

Gordon: JEWISH CLAIMS

TO THE HOLY LAND.

IT ALSO REVEALS ITSELF

IN EVERY INCH OF THE LAND,

IN ANY ARCHEOLOGICAL DIG.

Gordon: THE REAL

STORY, BEGINNING WITH

GOD'S PROMISE TO ABRAHAM.

YOU JUST SCRATCH THE

SURFACE AND YOU FIND THE

RICH JEWISH CULTURE AND

HISTORY.

Gordon: BATHED IN

BLOOD, SWEAT, AND TEARS.

WE ARE ONLY 66 YEARS

OLD, AND LOOK WHAT WE HAVE

ALREADY.

*

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

ANOTHER DEVASTATING

UNDERCOVER VIDEO IS OUT,

EXPOSING MORE ORGAN

HARVESTING BY PLANNED

PARENTHOOD.

THIS FOURTH VIDEO SHOWS A

WORKER TRYING TO DISGUISE

THE GRUESOME PLAN TO SELL

BABY PARTS BY CALLING IT

RESEARCH.

Terry: THIS COMES AS

REPUBLICAN SENATORS ARE

TRYING TO GET THE VOTES

THEY NEED TO STOP

GOVERNMENT FUNDING OF

PLANNED PARENTHOOD.

LORI JOHNSON HAS THE

STORY.

Lori: THE FOURTH AND

LATEST VIDEO RELEASED BY

THE CENTER FOR MEDICAL

PROGRESS IS JUST AS

GRUESOME AS THE OTHERS.

IT SHOWS A PLANNED

PARENTHOOD DOCTOR

LITERALLY PICKING THROUGH

THE BODY PARTS OF AN

11-WEEK-OLD FETUS.

HERE ARE, I THINK -- I

THINK THE PER ITEM THING

WORKS BETTER.

Reporter: SHE SAYS

SHE WOULD RATHER SELL THE

UNBORN BABY'S BODY PARTS

PIECE BY PIECE.

AND SHE PREFERS THE

CONTRACT BE DONE IN THE

NAME OF RESEARCH, AND NOT

AS A BUSINESS VENTURE.

PUTTING IT UNDER

RESEARCH GIVES US A LITTLE

BIT OF -- A LITTLE

OVERHANG SORT OF OVER THE

WHOLE THING.

IT MAKES IT LOOK

BETTER?

YEAH.

TO THE PUBLIC IT MAKES A

LOT MORE SENSE FOR IT

BEING IN THE RESEARCH VAIN

VAIN.

THEY'RE PROBABLY GOING TO

GET CAUGHT OTHERWISE.

Lori: PLANNED

PARENTHOOD RECEIVED MORE

THAN $500 MILLION A YEAR

IN TAXPAYERS MONEY.

REPUBLICANS ARE PUSHING A

BILL TO DEFUND THE

ORGANIZATION, A MEASURE

THE WHITE HOUSE DOES NOT

SUPPORT.

NEVERTHELESS, OPPONENTS

ARE TRYING TO GET ENOUGH

BACKING TO PUT IT TO A

VOTE AS EARLY AT MONDAY.

THIS IS AN ISSUE ABOUT

OUR HUMANITY.

I'M SADDENED, AND BROUGHT

TO TEARS BY THE VIDEO.

I THINK THE RIGHT THING

FOR US TO DO IS TO DEFUND

PLANNED PARENTHOOD.

Lori: FOR NOW, THE

HOUSE HAS GONE HOME FOR

AUGUST RECESS, BUT THERE

IS PLENTY OF OPPOSITION

THERE AS WELL.

I THINK WHETHER YOU'RE

PRO-LIFE OR PRO-CHOICE,

THIS DESPICABLE FILM THAT

SHOWS THE INHUMANITY THAT

WAS CAUGHT ON THIS VIDEO,

THE CAVALIER WAY THAT A

DOCTOR WHO TAKES AN OATH

TO PRESERVE LIFE CAN TALK

ABOUT LIFE IN THE WAY THEY

DID, THIS SHOULD MAKE

PEOPLE JUST OUTRAGED.

Lori: FOR ITS PART,

PLANNED PARENTHOOD, WHO'S

WEBSITE WENT DOWN,

CONTINUES TO SAY IT HAS

DONE NOTHING WRONG, AND

CALLS IT ANOTHER

MISLEADING AND DECEPTIVELY

EDITED VIDEO.

AND THEY SAY WE HAVE AND

WILL ALWAYS FOLLOW ALL

LAWS, AND PATIENTS ARE

ALWAYS OUR HIGHEST

PRIORITY.

LORI JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: THIS IS

ABSOLUTELY GRUESOME.

WHEN YOU CONSIDER YOU HAVE

A MEDICAL DOCTOR TALKING

ABOUT HOW TO SUCCESSFUL

ACHIEVE AN ABORTION WHERE

THE FETAL BODY PARTS, THE

BABY BODY PARTS, ARE LEFT

INTACT, AND HOW TO

EFFECTIVELY DO THAT AND

TRAIN OTHER DOCTORS IN

THAT METHODOLOGY, YOU JUST

GO, WHAT HAVE WE COME TO

AS A CULTURE?

NOT ONLY SHOULD WE BE

LOOKING AT DEFUNDING

PLANNED PARENTHOOD, WE

SHOULD BE LOOKING AT

OUTLAWING ABORTION,

PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION, IS

WHAT THESE DOCTORS WERE

TALKING ABOUT, HOW TO

SUCCESSFULLY GET A BABY

OUT OF A MOTHER SO THAT

THE ORGANS ARE INTACT.

THAT'S WHAT THIS IS.

IT IS ABSOLUTELY GRUESOME,

AND WE NEED MORE THAN

JUST, LET'S PASS A BILL OR

PROPOSE A BILL TO DEFUND.

LET'S TALK ABOUT A

CULTURE.

CAN WE BECOME HUMAN AGAIN?

CAN WE RECOGNIZE THAT

WE'RE TAKING A LIFE HERE?

IF THEY'RE FULLY FORMED

ORGANS, IF THERE IS A

BEATING HEART, YOU'RE NOT

TALKING ABOUT FETAL

TISSUE.

YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT A

HUMAN BEING.

AND WHEN YOU KILL THAT

HUMAN BEING, THAT, AND MY

MIND, IS MURDER.

> WELL, IN OTHER NEWS,

AFTER 16 MONTHS OF

WAITING, FAMILIES WHO LOST

LOVED ONES ON THAT MISSING

MALAYSIAN AIRLINER MAY BE

ABOUT TO GET CLOSURE.

WENDY GRIFFITH HAS MORE ON

THAT STORY.

WENDY?

Wendy: GORDON,

AIRPLANE WRECKAGE FOUND

OFF THE COAST OF MAD A

MADAGASCAR IS HEADING TO

FRANCE FOR CLOSER

INVESTIGATION.

THE NINE FOOT PIECE OF

DEBRIS IS LIKELY TO BE

FROM A BOEING 777 AIRCRAFT

SIMILAR TO THE MALAYSIAN

AIRCRAFT THAT WENT MISSING

MORE THAN 16 MONTHS AGO.

I BELIEVE IT WOULD TAKE

ONE OR TWO DAYS' TIME.

BECAUSE IT IS A SMALL

PART.

I THINK THEY CAN EASILY

IDENTIFY IT.

FROM WHAT I WAS TOLD, THEY

FOLLOW THE CODE NUMBER.

Wendy: THERE WERE 239

PASSENGERS AND CREW ON

BOARD THE PLANE WHEN IT

DISAPPEARED MARCH 8th OF

LAST YEAR.

> HAMAS CALLED FOR A DAY

OF FURY AFTER AN ARSON

ATTACK ON A WEST BANK HOME

KILLS A PALESTINIAN CHILD.

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

CONDEMNED WHAT APPEARS TO

HAVE BEEN AN ACT OF JEWISH

TERRORISM AGAINST AN ARAB

FAMILY.

A PALESTINIAN BABY WAS

MURDERED.

HER PARENTS AND TWO

SIBLINGS SERIOUSLY WOUNDED

WHEN SOMEONE THREW A

FIREBOMB THROUGH THE

WINDOW OF THEIR HOME.

IT HAPPENED NEAR NABLUS.

HEBREW GRAFFITI SAYING

"REVENGE" WAS PAINTED ON

THE WALL OF WHAT WAS LEFT

OF THE HOUSE.

NETANYAHU CALLED IT A

REPREHENSIBLE AND HORRIFIC

ACT.

> AN ISRAELI FAMILY HAS

DISCOVERED AN IMPORTANT

TREASURE FROM THE TIME OF

JESUS, AND IT WAS FOUND IN

WHAT'S BELIEVED TO BE THE

HOME TOWN OF JOHN THE

BAPTIST.

AS JULIE STAAL REPORTS,

THEY FOUND IT UNDER THEIR

FLOOR.

George: AFTER THEY

BOUGHT AN OLD HOME IN

JERUSALEM, THEY WANTED TO

RENOVATE.

WELL, THAT PROJECT LED TO

A VERY BIG SURPRISE.

ONE DAY DURING THE WORK

WITH HEAVY MACHINES, THE

MACHINE JUST SLIPPED DOWN.

IT DISAPPEARED.

AND SO WE FIGURED THAT

THERE IS SOMETHING THERE.

THERE IS A HOLE.

SO WE STOPPED WORKING WITH

THE MACHINES AND WE

STARTED DIGGING WITH OUR

HANDS.

AND WE FOUND OUT THERE IS

SOMETHING.

WE DIDN'T REALLY KNOW

EXACTLY WHAT IT WAS.

George: CBN NEWS

PRODUCER JULIE STAAL WENT

TO SEE WHAT THEY

UNCOVERED.

HERE UNDER THEIR LIVING

ROOM FLOOR, THEY FOUND A

JEWISH RITUAL BATH.

WE WERE CONCERNED ABOUT

THE WHOLE PROCESS.

WE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT'S

GOING TO HAPPEN WITH OUR

HOUSE, IF WE WILL BE ABLE

TO KEEP OUR PRIVATE,

NORMAL LIFE.

George: SO THE FAMILY

KEPT THEIR DISCOVERY A

SECRET FOR ALMOST THREE

YEARS.

BUT IT KEPT TALKING TO

US, AND WE KEPT FEELING

THERE IS SOMETHING

IMPORTANT HERE THAT

DOESN'T BELONG ONLY TO US.

George: THAT LED THEM

TO CONTACT AUTHORITIES.

BY LAW, ANY A ANTIQUITIES

FOUND WHILE BUILDING MUST

BE REPORTED.

AND IN A COUNTRY WITH

THOUSANDS OF YEARS OF

HISTORY, THAT CAN HAPPEN

ANYWHERE.

SO A HUGE RITUAL BATH,

COMPLETE, DATING TO THE

SECOND TEMPLE TIME.

George: WHILE WE

AGREED NOT TO SHOW YOU THE

HOME FROM THE OUTSIDE, IT

IS LOCATED IN AYN KARIM.

IT IS THE BIRTHPLACE OF

JOHN THE BAPTIST, WHERE

ELIZABETH, THE MOTHER OF

JOHN, MET MARY, THE MOTHER

OF JESUS.

George: THEY FOUND

POTTERY AND STONE VESSELS

INSIDE THE MIKVE.

IT MUST BE SOMEBODY

VERY IMPORTANT, SOME KIND

OF A PRIEST, LIVES HERE IN

THIS NEIGHBORHOOD, AND HAD

A RITUAL BATH.

George: ORA SAYS SHE

WONDERS ABOUT THE PEOPLE

WHO LIVED IN THIS PLACE.

I'M TRYING TO LISTEN TO

THE STORY THEY LEFT

BEHIND.

George: BUT FOR NOW,

THEY HAVE PUT THEIR LIVES

BACK IN ORDER.

I GUESS WE WILL CLOSE

THE DOORS.

WE'LL PUT THE CARPET THERE

AND PUT THE CHAIRS THERE,

AND WE'LL TRY TO GO BACK

TO OUR LIFE, KNOWING THAT

SOMETHING VERY IMPORTANT

BELONGS TO THE STORY OF

THIS PLACE AND TO THE

STORY OF OUR LIFE.

George: GEORGE

THOMAS, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: THANKS,

GEORGE.

> WELL, COMING UP, A

LOOK AT THE JEWISH CLAIMS

TO THE LAND OF ISRAEL.

THAT'S YOU'RE CUE, GORDON.

Gordon: WELL, THAT'S

ALL RIGHT.

YOU CAN TAKE IT.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A

STORY HERE FOR YOU.

THE JEWISH CLAIMS TO THE

LAND OF ISRAEL.

YOU JUST SCRATCH THE

SURFACE, AND YOU FIND A

RICH JEWISH CULTURE AND

HISTORY OF MORE THAN 3,500

YEARS.

EVER SINCE KING DAVID

BUILT JERUSALEM.

Gordon: THE REAL

STORY BEHIND THE OLDEST

LAND DISPUTE IN HISTORY,

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

EINKAR

Gordon: IN 1967,

ISRAEL CAPTURED THE WEST

BANK FROM JORDAN IN THE

SIX-DAY WAR.

U.N. SECRETARY KOFI ANNAN

LATER REFERRED TO ISRAEL'S

PRESENCE THERE AS AN

ILLEGAL OCCUPATION.

AND SECRETARIES OF STATE,

JOHN KERRY AND HILLARY

CLINTON CALLED IT

ILLEGITIMATE.

TODAY MANY STILL REFER TO

THE WEST BANK AS OCCUPIED

TERRITORY, BUT ARE THOSE

TERMS HISTORICALLY

CORRECT?

HERE IS A LOOK AT ISRAEL'S

CLAIMS TO THE LAND.

IT'S THE OLDEST LAND

DISPUTE IN HISTORY.

FOR CENTURIES, JEWS AND

ARABS HAVE BOTH CLAIMED TO

BE THE RIGHTFUL OWNERS OF

THE LAND OF ISRAEL.

JEWISH CLAIMS TO THE LAND

ARE BASED ON FOUR MAIN

ARGUMENTS.

THE FIRST IS GOD'S PROMISE

TO ABRAHAM.

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER

DAVID BEN-GURION OFTEN

SAID THAT THE BIBLE WAS

THE JEWISH MANDATE FOR

SETTLING THE LAND OF

ISRAEL.

IN THE BOOK OF GENESIS,

GOD GAVE THE LAND TO

ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB,

THE PATRIARCHS OF ISRAEL.

AND THE REST OF THE BIBLE

TELLS THE STORY OF THEIR

DESCENDENTS IN THE LAND.

MOSES LED THE JEWS BACK TO

ISRAEL AFTER THEIR EXILE

IN EGYPT.

AND ROUGHLY 400 YEARS

LATER, AROUND 1,000 B.C.,

KING DAVID CONQUERED THE

CITY OF JERUSALEM, AND

BUILT HIS CAPITAL THERE.

BUT THE STORY OF THE JEWS

ISN'T LIMITED TO THE

BORDERS OF MODERN ISRAEL.

THEIR FOOTPRINTS HAVE BEEN

TRACED THROUGHOUT JUDEA

AND SAMARIA, NOW THE

PALESTINIAN WEST BANK.

BETHEL, WHERE JACOB

DREAMED OF A LADDER TO

HEAVEN.

CHILLO, THE RESTING PLACE

OF THE ARK OF THE

COVENANT.

BETHLEHEM, THE BIRTHPLACE

OF KING DAVID.

AND HEBRON, WHERE THE

JEWISH PATRIARCHS ARE

BURIED.

THIS IS ALL NOT JUST

DOCUMENTED IN THE BIBLE

AND IN HISTORY, IT ALSO

REVEALS ITSELF IN EVERY

INCH OF THE LAND.

IN ANY ARCHEOLOGICAL DIG,

YOU JUST SCRATCH THE

SURFACE, AND YOU FIND A

RICH JEWISH CULTURE AND

HISTORY OF MORE THAN

3,500.

EVER SINCE KING DAVID

BUILT JERUSALEM 3010 YEARS

AGO.

Gordon: THE JEWISH

RULE OVER ISRAEL WAS ALSO

DOCUMENTED OUTSIDE THE

BIBLE, OFTEN BY THE

ENEMIES OF ISRAEL.

IN EGYPT, AN INSCRIPTION

ON THE RENEPA STILA

PROCLAIMED IN THE 13th

CENTURY B.C. THAT ISRAEL

HAS BEEN LAID WASTE.

IN 840 B.C., MESHA WROTE

ABOUT THE HOUSE OF DAVID.

AS DID ANOTHER KING A

CENTURY LATER.

HAFA ELF DE EL OF DAMASCUS.

THEY DESCRIBED IN GREAT

DEAL THE JEWISH TEMPLE IN

JERUSALEM, AND ITS

DESTRUCTION BY THE ROMANS.

A STORY CONFIRMED BY A

RELEASE OF THE ARCH OF TIT

TITUS IN ROME.

IN THE 20th CENTURY,

THAT HISTORICAL CONNECTION

HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED

SEVERAL TIMES BY

INTERNATIONAL LAW.

IN 1917, BRITISH FOREIGN

SECRETARY ARTHUR BALFOUR

ISSUED A DECLARATION,

CALLING FOR A JEWISH

HOMELAND IN PALESTINIAN.

ALSO KNOWN THEN AS SURGEON

SYRIA.

PALESTINE INCLUDED, AT

THE TIME, ALL OF THE

TERRITORY, WHICH IS NOW

ISRAEL, WHICH IS ALSO

JUDEA AND SAMARIA, THE

WEST BANK, AND JORDAN.

Gordon: IN 1920,

ALLIED LEADERS GATHERED IN

SAN RAMO, ITALY, TO DIVIDE

THE REMAINS OF THE OTTOMAN

EMPIRE.

THEY CREATED THE SAN RAMO

RESOLUTION, WHICH

INCORPORATED THE BALFOUR

DECLARATION.

THE RESOLUTION WAS SIGNED

BY THE MEMBERS OF THE

LEAGUE OF NATIONS, AND THE

BRITISH WERE PUT IN CHARGE

OF PALESTINE.

THAT MEANT THEY WERE

LEGALLY BOUND TO HELP THE

JEWISH PEOPLE BUILD A

STATE THERE.

TWO YEARS LATER, IN 1922,

THE LEAGUE ADOPTED THE

BRITISH MANDATE FOR

PALESTINE, WHICH

RECOGNIZED THE HISTORICAL

CONNECTION OF THE JEWISH

PEOPLE AND THE NEED FOR

RECONSTITUTING THEIR

NATIONAL HOME THERE.

BY THAT TIME THE LAND

ALLOCATED TO THE JEWISH

PEOPLE HAD BEEN

DRASTICALLY REDUCED.

WITH MORE THAN 75% OF IT

GOING TO THE NEW ARAB

KINGDOM OF TRANSJORDAN.

THE MANDATE WAS SIGNED BY

ALL 51 MEMBERS THE LEAGUE

OF NATIONS.

AND, ONCE AGAIN, A JEWISH

STATE WAS GUARANTEED BY

INTERNATIONAL LAW.

BUT 25 YEARS LATER, THAT

STATE STILL EXISTED ONLY

ON PAPER.

AND IN 1945, THE LEAGUE

WAS REPLACED BY THE UNITED

NATIONS.

ARTICLE 80 OF THE U.N.

CHARTER STATES THAT THE

U.N. WOULD NOT ALTER

EXISTING STATES, PEOPLES,

OR MANDATES.

WHICH MEANS THE U.N.

LEGALLY RECOGNIZED THE

RIGHT OF THE JEWISH TO

SETTLE IN PALESTINE.

FROM THE JORDAN RIVER TO

THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA.

THE UNITED NATIONS IS

THE LEGAL SUCCESSOR AND

INHERITER OF THE LEAGUE OF

NATIONS.

WHICH MEANS ALL

OBLIGATIONS, COMMITMENTS,

AND PLEDGES OF THE LEAGUE

OF NATIONS MUST BE UPHELD

BY THE UNITED NATIONS.

UNFORTUNATELY, THEY DID

NOT DO IT IN THE CASE OF

ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH

OWNERSHIP OVER THEIR LAND.

Gordon: IN

NOVEMBER 1947, THE LAND

INTENDED FOR THE JEWS WAS

DIVIDED ONCE AGAIN.

THE U.N. VOTED TO

PARTITION WHAT WAS LEFT OF

PALESTINE INTO TWO PARTS.

56% WOULD BE A JEWISH

STATE, WITH 43% GOING TO

AN ARAB STATE, TO BE

ANNEXED TO JORDAN.

ONCE AGAIN, A JEWISH STATE

WAS MANDATED BY

INTERNATIONAL LAW.

ISRAEL DECLARED ITS

INDEPENDENCE IN 1948, AND

A YEAR LATER THE NEW STATE

WAS ADMITTED TO THE UNITED

NATIONS.

BUT DESPITE NUMEROUS LEGAL

ENDORSEMENTS, ISRAEL'S

BORDERS WOULD STILL BE

DISPUTED FOR DECADES TO

COME AS ARAB LEADERS

INCITED VIOLENCE AGAINST

ISRAEL.

THEY WOULD SAY, WHAT

THE UNITED NATIONS WRITES

WITH INK, WE DESTROYED BY

BLOOD.

Gordon: IN 2002, U.N.

SECRETARY-GENERAL KOFI

ANNAN FAMOUSLY USED THE

PHRASE "ILLEGAL

OCCUPATION" TO DESCRIBE

ISRAEL'S ANNEXATION OF THE

WEST BANK IN 1967.

BUT ANAN'S CRITICS WERE

QUICK TO POINT OUT: HIS

USE OF THE WORD "ILLEGAL"

WAS INCORRECT BECAUSE THE

WEST BANK NEVER LEGALLY

BELONGED TO PALESTINIAN

ARABS IN THE FIRST PLACE.

PALESTINE WAS RULED BY THE

OTTOMAN TURKS FROM 1516 TO

1918.

THEN FOR THE NEXT 30

YEARS, IT WAS CONTROLLED

BY THE BRITISH UNTIL

ISRAEL DECLARED ITS

INDEPENDENCE.

DURING THE WAR THAT

FOLLOWED, THE KINGDOM OF

JORDAN INVADED THE WEST

BANK, AND FORMALLY ANNEXED

THE LAND IN 1950.

THERE IS A LACK OF

HISTORICAL UNDERSTANDING,

AND ALSO THERE IS AN ABUSE

HERE BY THIS INTERNATIONAL

LAW SINCE THE WEST BANK,

JUDEA AND SAMARIA, WAS

ANNEXED BY JORDAN, IT WAS

A JORDIAN TERRITORY.

AND IN 1967, THE SIX-DAY

WAR, WHEN ISRAEL HAD,

AGAIN, A CAMPAIGN OF

SELF-DEFENSE, WHEN THREE

ARMIES OF SYRIA, JORDAN,

AND EGYPT, WERE

SURROUNDING US, READY TO

DRIVE US INTO THE SEA,

ISRAEL WON THE WAR.

AND AS A RESULT, WE TOOK

INTO POSSESSION THE WEST

BANK, JUDEA AND SAMARIA.

THIS LAND WAS CAPTURED

FROM JORDAN.

Gordon: SINCE ISRAEL

RECAPTURED THE LAND FROM

JORDAN, IT NOW BELONGS TO

ISRAEL, ACCORDING TO

INTERNATIONAL LAW.

ONE JUDGE ON THE

INTERNATIONAL COURT OF

JUSTICE WROTE THE

FOLLOWING ABOUT THE 1967

WAR: "A STATE ACTING IN

LAWFUL EXERCISE OF ITS

RIGHT OF SELF-DEFENSE MAY

SEIZE AND OCCUPY FOREIGN

TERRITORY, AS LONG AS SUCH

SEIZURE AND OCCUPATION ARE

NECESSARY TO ITS

SELF-DEFENSE, AND WHERE

THE PRIOR HOLDER OF

TERRITORY HAD SEIZED THAT

TERRITORY UNLAWFULLY.

THE STATE SUBSEQUENTLY

TAKES THAT TERRITORY IN

THE LAWFUL EXERCISE OF

SELF-DEFENSE, HAS AGAINST

THAT PRIOR HOLDER BETTER

TITLE."

WE BOUGHT OUR LAND IN THE

BLOOD OF OUR COUNTRY.

WE DIDN'T STOP WITH THE

WAR.

ALL OVER THE WORLD, THE

IDEA WHEN SOMEONE STARTED

WITH A WAR AND HE FAILED,

HE PAID THE PRICE.

HE PAID THE PRICE.

SO WHY WE HAVE TO PAY THE

PRICE NOW?

Gordon: THE LAST

CLAIM THE JEWISH PEOPLE

MAKE FOR THE LAND OF

ISRAEL FOCUSES NOT ON HOW

THEY GOT IT, BUT WHAT THEY

DID WITH IT.

TODAY ISRAEL'S POPULATION

IS WELL OVER EIGHT

MILLION.

BUT IN 1850, ONLY 350,000

PEOPLE LIVED IN ISRAEL AND

WESTHEWEST BANK.

IN 1857, THE BRITISH

COUNCIL IN PALESTINIAN

REPORTED THAT THE AREA WAS

EMPTY OF INHABITANTS, AND

THAT ITS GREATEST NEED IS

A BODY OF POPULATION.

A DECADE LATER, BRITISH

SCIENTIST TRISHOM WROTE

THAT ALL VILLAGES THERE

ARE RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING

FROM THE FACE OF THE

EARTH.

AND MARK TWAIN WROTE THIS:

"THERE IS NOT A SOLITARY

VILLAGE FOR 30 MILES IN

EITHER DIRECTION.

THERE ARE TWO OR THREE

SMALL CLUSTERS OF BEDAWIN

TENTS, BUT NOT A SINGLE

PERMANENT HABITATION."

TODAY MANY ARABS CLAIM

THAT THE JEWS STOLE ARAB

LAND, EVICTED THE OWNERS,

AND LEFT THOUSANDS OF

FARMERS HOMELESS.

BUT IS THAT THE REAL

STORY?

LET'S TAKE A LOOK.

AS EARLY AS THE 1850s,

JEWISH PEOPLE STARTED

BUYING LAND IN PALESTINE.

BUT THEIR CHOICES WERE

LIMITED BY ARAB SELLERS.

THE ARABS SETTLED

MAINLY IN MOUNTAINOUS

AREAS, AND THEY DID NOT

OFFER THOSE LANDS FOR

SALE.

THE ARABS WANTED TO SELL

LAND IN PLACES WHERE THEY

DID NOT LIVE, IN PLACES

WHICH THEY HAD LEFT IN THE

PAST.

Gordon: RECORDS SHOW

THAT MOST OF THE LAND

PURCHASED BY THE JEWS

BELONGED TO A SMALL GROUP

OF WEALTHY MUSLIM

FAMILIES, MOST OF WHOM

DIDN'T EVEN LIVE IN

PALESTINE.

THE ARABS WERE FROM

MANY WALKS OF LIFE,

DESCENDENTS WHO LIVED IN

BEIRUT AND DAMASCUS, AND

ALSO LOCALS.

AND ALSO PEOPLE WHO LIVED

IN THE RURAL VILLAGES.

ALL OF THEM WERE WILLING

TO SELL THEIR LAND.

THERE WAS ALWAYS MORE LAND

AVAILABLE THAN THE DEMAND

FOR THEM.

Gordon: FROM THE

BEGINNING, THE JEWISH

POLICY WAS CLEAR: NO ARABS

WERE TO BE REMOVED FROM

THEIR LAND AGAINST THEIR

WILL.

IN 1920, ZIONIST LABOR

LEADER DAVID BEN-GURION

ANNOUNCED THAT UNDER NO

CIRCUMSTANCES MUST WE

TOUCH LAND BELONGING TO

FELLOW HEEM, OR WORK BY

THEM.

ONLY IF A FELLOW LEAVES

HIS PLACE SHOULD WE OFFER

TO BUY HIS LAND AT AN

APPROPRIATE PRICE.

THE JEWISH NATIONAL

FUND BOUGHT THE LAND

LEGALLY, IN ORDER TO FULLY

SECURE THE OWNERSHIP OF

THIS LAND.

THE ARABS WERE NOT EVICTED

FROM THE LANDS.

THEY RECEIVED COMPENSATION

AND THE FULL PRICE FOR THE

LAND.

Gordon: THAT

COMPENSATION WAS

DOCUMENTED BY THE BRITISH

PEEL COMMISSION IN 1937.

THE GROUP HAD BEEN SENT TO

PALESTINE TO INVESTIGATE

CLASHES BETWEEN ARABS AND

JEWS.

THEIR REPORT SHOWS THAT OF

THE 664 ARAB WORKERS

DISPOSSESSED BY LAND

SALES, 347 WERE RESETTLED

BY THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT

FOR FREE.

THE REST REFUSED HELP AND

FOUND EMPLOYMENT

ELSEWHERE.

NOT ONLY DID THE JEWS BUY

THE LAND LEGALLY, THEY

ALSO PAID 10 TIMES THE

NORMAL RATE.

IN 1944, THE GOING RATE

FOR RICH, FERTILE SOIL IN

IOWA WAS $110 AN ACRE.

WHILE IN PALESTINE, JEWS

WERE PAYING MORE THAN

$1,000 AN ACRE FOR ARID,

ROCKY LAND.

THEY SAY THEY ARE

CRAZY.

THEY BUY THIS LAND.

IT'S DIRTY LAND.

IT'S NO GOOD LAND.

BUT THEY ARE NOT STUPID,

AND THEY KNOW THAT WE MUST

WORK VERY HARD.

AND THEY WORKED VERY HARD.

LOOK WHAT WE HAVE.

WE'RE ONLY 66 YEARS OLD,

AND LOOK WHAT WE HAVE

ALREADY.

Gordon: IN THE 19th

CENTURY, LIFE WAS HARD

UNDER OTTOMAN RULE FOR

ARAB WORKERS IN PALESTINE.

MANY HAD LOST THEIR FARMS

TO HEAVY TURKISH TAXES OR

BEDOWIN RAIDERS.

THERE WERE NO SCHOOLS, NO

ELECTRICITY, AND LITTLE

SANITATION.

THE AVERAGE LIFE

EXPECTANCY FOR AN ARAB

MALE IN PALESTINE WAS 30.

WITH THE ARRIVAL OF THE

JEWISH SETTLERS, ALL OF

THAT STARTED TO CHANGE.

WITH HARD WORK, THEY

TURNED SWAMPS INTO

VINEYARDS, FARMS, AND

CITRUS GROVES.

THEY INTRODUCED

ELECTRICITY TO PALESTINE.

AND IMPROVED THE

SANITATION.

THEY ALSO WORKED TO

ERADICATE THE MOSQUITOS

THAT CAUSED MALARIA, AND

THE LOCAL ARABS BENEFITED

FROM THEIR WORK.

OVER A 20-YEAR PERIOD THE

INFANT MORALITY RATE FOR

ARAB CHILDREN WAS CUT IN

HALF, AND THE LIFE

EXPECTANCY FOR ARAB MEN

INCREASED BY 12 YEARS.

THE JEWISH LAND OWNERS

HIRED MANY OF THEM TO HELP

WORK THE LAND, AND PAID

THEM BETTER THAN ARAB

EMPLOYERS.

FIRST OF ALL, FOLLOWING

THE PURCHASE OF LAND, THE

ARAB POPULATION HAD

INCOME.

WITH THE HELP OF THIS

MONEY, THEY COULD IMPROVE

THEIR LIVING.

AND THE ARAB SOCIETY COULD

RAISE THEIR STANDARD OF

LIVING.

SO BECAUSE OF THE JEWISH

PURCHASE OF LAND, THE

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL

CONDITIONS OF THE ARAB

SOCIETY WERE BETTER.

Gordon: ARABS FROM

NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES

FLOCKED TO PALESTINE TO

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE

HIGHER STANDARD OF LIVING.

FROM 1922 TO 1947, THE

TOTAL ARAB POPULATION IN

PALESTINE MORE THAN

DOUBLED.

IN THE CITY OF HAIFA, THE

NUMBER OF ARABS INCREASED

BY 290%.

IN JERUSALEM, 131%.

AND IN JAFFA, 158%.

IN 1939, JEWISH SCHOLAR

MARTIN BURE DESCRIBED THE

COOPERATION BETWEEN ARABS

IN JEWS IN A LETTER TO

MAHATMA GANDHI.

THE JEWISH BROTHERS HAVE

BEGUN TO TEACH THEIR ARAB

BROTHERS TO CULTIVATE THE

LAND MORE INTENSIVELY.

THE MORE FERTILE THIS SOIL

BECOMES, THE MORE SPACE

THERE WILL BE FOR US AND

FOR THEM.

WE HAVE NO DESIRE TO DIS

DISPOSSESS THEM.

BTHE JEWISH PEOPLE HAD

BUILT A STRONG NETWORK OF

COMMUNAL FARMS THAT

STRETCHED FROM THE GALILEE

TO THE NEGEV.

AND THEY ALSO BUILT

SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS, ROADS,

AND CITIES.

IN OTHER WORDS, THEY WERE

ALREADY FUNCTIONS AS AN

INDEPENDENT STATE.

WHEN BEN-GURION

DECLARED THE FOUNDATION OF

THE STATE OF ISRAEL IN

1948, HE ALREADY HAD A

BASE, A TERRITORIAL

FOUNDATION OF LANDS AND

SETTLEMENTS.

A LARGE NUMBER OF

SETTLEMENTS SPREAD

THROUGHOUT ISRAEL,

SETTLEMENTS BUILT ON LANDS

PURCHASED BY THE JEWISH

PEOPLE.

Gordon: DESPITE THE

VALID HISTORICAL AND LEGAL

CLAIMS OF THE JEWISH

PEOPLE TO THEIR LAND,

ISRAEL'S BORDERS ARE STILL

BEING NEGOTIATED.

AFTER NEARLY SEVEN DECADES

OF STATEHOOD.

EVEN THOUGH THERE IS NO

DOUBT, NOT HISTORIC, NOT

MORAL, NOT ARCHEOLOGICAL

DOUBT ABOUT THE CONNECTION

OF ISRAEL TO THE LAND, AND

THE LAND TO ISRAEL,

ISRAELIS ARE WILLING TO

COMPROMISE JUST IN ORDER

TO SAVE LIVES.

JUST IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE

PEACE.

WE WILL WAIT UNTIL WE HAVE

A PARTNER ON THE

PALESTINIAN SIDE WHICH IS

TRUSTWORTHY, WHICH DOES

NOT BELIEVE IN THE

DESTRUCTION OF ISRAEL AND

THE JEWISH PEOPLE AS A WAY

TO BUILD THEIR OWN

NATIONAL NARRATIVE AND

WILLING TO LIVE WITH US IN

PEACE AND COOPERATION.

Gordon: AND THAT'S

THE FUNDAMENTAL BEHIND THE

DISPUTE.

UNTIL THE PALESTINIANS

RECOGNIZE THAT ISRAEL HAS

A RIGHT TO EXIST, THERE

WILL BE NO PEACE.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE

HISTORY, GOING BACK TO THE

1920s, IF THEY HAD BEEN

WILLING TO RECOGNIZE THAT

THERE COULD BE A JEWISH

STATE IN THE MIDDLE EAST,

THEY COULD HAVE HAD THEIR

OWN STATE.

THEY'VE REFUSED IT

REPEATEDLY, ESPECIALLY IN

1948.

THEY SAID, NO, WE DON'T

WANT A STATE.

IF YOU'RE GOING TO CREATE

A JEWISH STATE, WE'RE

GOING TO RESIST.

AND THE MOMENT THAT ISRAEL

DECLARED ITS INDEPENDENCE,

THE BRITISH MANDATE WAS

REMOVED.

ISRAEL DECLARED

INDEPENDENCE.

THAT VERY NIGHT, AT

MIDNIGHT, FIVE ARAB

COUNTRIES DECLARED WAR

AGAINST ISRAEL.

THAT'S THE FUNDAMENTAL,

THAT'S THE REASON THERE IS

ONGOING CONFLICT.

THEY WANT TO DRIVE ISRAEL

INTO THE SEA.

AND SO IF YOU EVER HEAR IS

THERE PEACE TALKS, SHOULD

THERE BE A PALESTINIAN

STATE, THE FUNDAMENTAL IS

DO THEY RECOGNIZE THAT

ISRAEL HAS A RIGHT TO

EXIST?

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Terry: UP NEXT, SHE

WAS A WORSHIP LEADER BY

DAY AND A WILD CHILD BY

NIGHT.

I STARTED FREQUENTING

BARS OR DANCE CLUBS.

AND I WAS GETTING UP ON

STAGE AND SINGING ALL

KINDS OF MUSIC, WHETHER IT

BE CHRISTIAN OR LOVE OR

EVEN LUST WAS THE CENTER

OF IT.

Terry: SEE HOW A

MESSAGE FROM A STRANGER

SHUT DOWN THIS SINGER'S

DOUBLE LIFE.

Terry: CHRISTINE

LOVED TO BELT OUT A SONG,

WHETHER IT WAS LEADING

WORSHIP ON THE WEEKENDS OR

PERFORMING IN BARS DURING

THE WEEK.

CHRISTINE KEPT UP THE

DICHOTOMY OF HER DOUBLE

LIFESTYLE FOR YEARS, UNTIL

A STRANGER CALLED HER OUT.

IN MY HEART, SOMETHING

HAPPENED THAT DAY.

I WAS REALIZING THAT HE

WASN'T COMING BACK.

I WAS NEVER GOING TO SEE

MY FATHER AGAIN.

Reporter: CHRISTINE'S

FATHER PASSED AWAY WHEN

SHE WAS A SMALL GIRL.

THAT STARTED GROWING A

ROOT, A VERY BITTER ROOT,

INSIDE MY HEART AGAINST

GOD, AGAINST GOODNESS,

AGAINST MYSELF, AGAINST

ALL OF THE GOOD THINGS

THAT CAME FROM MY FAMILY.

Reporter: CHRISTINE

SAYS HER MOM ALWAYS TOOK

THEM TO CHURCH, BUT HER

BITTERNESS OF GOD GREW

DEEPER.

IT WAS ALL OF THE

FEELINGS INSIDE.

Reporter: ONE THING

SHE DID POSSESS WAS A

BEAUTIFUL SINGING VOICE.

PIK I FIRST STARTED SINGING

IN CHURCH WHEN I WAS NINE

YEARS OLD.

IT WAS A CHILDREN'S

SERVICE WHEN I GRABBED

THAT MICROPHONE.

AND SOMETHING ABOUT IT, IT

JUST GRABBED HOLD OF MY

SOUL.

Reporter: CHRISTINE

BEGAN SEEKING HER IDENTITY

THROUGH HER RELATIONSHIPS

WITH BOYS.

THERE CAME A POINT IN

WHICH I DID FALL IN LOVE

WITH THIS GUY, WHO GAVE ME

ALL OF THE ATTENTION IN

THE WORLD, AND I WAS

WILLING TO ALLOW MYSELF TO

BE COMPLETELY SUNKEN INTO

HIS PERSONALITY.

BECAUSE HE WOULD SAY JUMP,

AND I WOULD SAY HOW HIGH.

Reporter: THE

RELATIONSHIP LASTED

SEVERAL YEARS, BUT ENDED

IN A BITTER BREAKUP AFTER

CHRISTINE WENT OFF TO

COLLEGE.

THAT IS WHEN THE

BLAMING GOD FOR TAKING MY

FATHER REALLY TOOK ITS

FULL EFFECT.

IF ONLY GOD WOULD NOT HAVE

TAKEN MY FATHER WHEN HE

DID, I WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN

LED UP HERE, I WOULD NOT

HAVE MET THIS GUY.

WE WOULD NOT HAVE MOVED TO

THIS TOWN.

NONE OF THIS WOULD HAVE

BEEN HAPPENING AND MY

HEART WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN

BROKEN.

Reporter: BY NOW SHE

WAS AN ACCOMPLISHED

VOCALIST AND LED WORSHIP

AT HER CHURCH, BUT IT WAS

ALL FOR THE WRONG REASONS.

GOD HAD GIVEN ME A

GIFT, TO TOUCH PEOPLE'S

HEARTS THROUGH MUSIC.

AND I WAS TAKING ADVANTAGE

OF THAT GIFT.

I WAS GETTING UP ON STAGE

AND SINGING ALL KINDS OF

MUSIC, WHETHER IT BE

CHRISTIAN OR NOT.

WHETHER JESUS WAS THE

CENTER OF IT OR LOVE, OR

EVEN LUST WAS THE CENTER

OF IT.

IT DIDN'T MATTER, AS LONG

AS I WAS ON THAT STAGE,

BEHIND THAT MIC, GETTING

THE APPLAUSE.

Reporter: FOR

CHRISTINE, IT WAS A

STEPPING STONE TO A

POTENTIAL CAREER AS A POP

STAR.

I STARTED MINGLING ON

WEEKENDS WITH CHURCH FOLK,

AND BEING THE WORSHIP

LEADER EVERYBODY KNEW I

WAS, AND DURING THE WEEK,

I STARTED FREQUENTING BARS

OR DANCE CLUBS OR HANGING

OUT WITH THE ATHEIST CLUB

AND JUST QUESTIONING THE

VERY EXISTENCE OF THE GOD

I HAD BEEN TAUGHT ABOUT MY

ENTIRE LIFE.

I WANTED TO MAKE A

STATEMENT, A REBELLIOUS

STATEMENT TO GOD, THAT HE

WASN'T IN CONTROL OF ME.

Reporter: SHE STARTED

GETTING THE ATTENTION OF

RECORD LABELS AND

PRODUCERS, BUT IT LEFT HER

COLD.

I WAS STILL THAT GIRL

THAT DIDN'T HAVE A FATHER.

I WAS STILL THAT GIRL THAT

DIDN'T BELONG.

Reporter: AFTER

SEVERAL YEARS, LIVING THE

DOUBLE LIFE BECAME TOO

MUCH.

ONE EVENING CHRISTINE

ASKED GOD TO PROVE HIMSELF

TO HER.

I POINTED MY FINGER AT

GOD AND I SAID, OKAY, GOD,

IF YOU'RE REAL, IF YOU

EXIST, IF YOU LOVE ME LIKE

THE BIBLE SAYS YOU DO, YOU

HAVE UNTIL MIDNIGHT TO

TONIGHT TO SHOW ME.

AND IF YOU DON'T, I WILL

UNDERSTAND THAT EITHER

YOU'RE NOT REAL, OR IF YOU

ARE, YOU DON'T CARE.

Reporter: THAT

EVENING CHRISTINE WENT OUT

TO DINNER WITH SEVERAL

MEMBERS OF THE WORSHIP

TEAM.

SHE WAS OUTSIDE PRAYING

WITH UNO ONE OF THEM

AFTERWARDS WHEN SHE HEARD

FOOTSTEPS.

I HEARD THE VOICE OF A

WOMAN SAYING, THIS SAYS

THE LORD TO YOU: TONIGHT I

LAY BEFORE YOU TWO PATHS,

OF WHICH YOU SHALL CHOOSE

ONLY ONE.

THE FIRST IS MY PATH, MY

WAY, THE WAY OF MY OWN

HEART AND WILL FOR YOU.

AND IF YOU CHOOSE THAT

PATH, IT WON'T BE EASY.

I WILL HAVE TO OPERATE ON

YOUR HEART.

I WILL MAKE YOU WHOLE

AGAIN.

I WILL MAKE YOU HEALTHY

AGAIN.

AND I WILL ALWAYS BE WITH

YOU BECAUSE I AM YOUR

FATHER AND YOU ARE MY

CHILD AND I LOVE YOU.

Reporter: CHRISTINE

WAS STUNNED, BUT KEPT

LISTENING.

AND THERE IS THE OTHER

PATH, WHICH IS THE WAY OF

YOUR HEART.

AND IF YOU CHOOSE THAT

PATH, YOU WILL OBTAIN THAT

FAME THAT YOU SO CRAVE.

YOU WILL EVEN HAVE MONEY

AND FORTUNES AND MILLIONS

OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD

WILL COME TO KNOW YOUR

NAME.

AND YOU WILL BE IDOLIZED

BY MANY, BUT IF YOU CHOOSE

THE PATH OF YOUR HEART, MY

PRESENCE WILL NOT GO WITH

YOU.

Reporter: CHRISTINE

KNEW THEN WHAT CHOICE SHE

HAD TO MAKE.

THAT DAY IT BECAME SO

CLEAR TO ME THAT I NEED

GOD IN ORDER TO LIVE MY

LIFE.

I NEED GOD IN ORDER TO

HAVE PEACE.

I CHOSE JESUS.

I CHOSE HIM AND I TRULY

REPENTED IN MY HEART.

AND I ASKED HIM TO FORGIVE

EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE

TERRIBLE SINS I HAD

COMMITTED.

THE LORD USED THAT WOMAN

TO TELL ME, YES, I AM

REAL.

YES, I DO EXIST.

YES, I DO LOVE YOU.

AND I HAVE PLANS FOR YOU.

Reporter: SHE TURNED

HER LIFE OVER TO JESUS

THAT NIGHT AND HAS NOT

LOOKED BACK.

TODAY SHE AND HER HUSBAND,

CARLOS, HAVE A MUSIC

MINISTRY, AND CHRISTINE IS

A POPULAR TOURING

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN

RECORDING ARTIST.

I WAS BROKEN, BUT HE

HAS MENDED ME.

HE HAS MADE ME NEW AGAIN.

AND ALL OF HIS PROMISES

HAVE COME TRUE IN MY LIFE.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS HE IS

AT THE DOOR AND HE IS

KNOCKING AND HE IS

WAITING, AND IF YOU OPEN

THE DOOR OF YOUR HEART, HE

WILL COME IN AND HE WILL

SIT WITH YOU AND HE WILL

DINE WITH YOU AND HE WILL

TEACH YOU THE WAY TO GO.

Terry: AND THERE IS

SOMETHING IN ALL OF US, I

THINK, THAT IS A SEARCH

FOR SIGNIFICANCE,

SOMETHING THAT NEEDS TO

KNOW THAT WE'RE VALUED,

AND THAT NEEDS SOME

UNDERSTANDING OF WHO WE

ARE AND WHY WE'RE HERE.

WHAT'S THE PURPOSE OF ALL

OF THIS?

AND WHERE ARE WE GOING

FROM HERE?

AND SO OFTEN WE SETTLE FOR

THE COUNTERFEIT.

WE THINK IF WE JUST HAD

THE PRAISE AND THE

ACCOLADES OF OTHER PEOPLE,

IF WE WERE JUST ADMIRED,

IF WE JUST HAD MONEY, IF

WE JUST HAD THE THINGS AND

THE STUFF WE THINK ARE SO

SIGNIFICANT, AND IT'S ALL

COUNTERFEIT.

IT'S ALL COUNTERFEIT.

HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU

KNOW -- WE HEAR ABOUT THEM

IN THE NEWS ALL OF THE

TIME -- WHO THROUGH FAME

AND TALENT HAVE ACQUIRED

ALL OF THOSE THINGS THAT

CHRISTINE WAS JUST TALKING

ABOUT, AND THEN THEY TAKE

THEIR OWN LIVES BECAUSE

THEY'RE SO MISERABLE, SO

EMPTY, SO UNHAPPY.

SO TODAY, IF YOU'RE

LISTENING TO CHRISTINE'S

STORY AND YOU'RE LOOKING

FOR MEANING IN YOUR LIFE,

IF YOU'RE WONDERING WHAT

AM I HERE FOR?

AND, GOD, ARE YOU REALLY

OUT THERE?

DO YOU REALLY LOVE ME?

ASK HIM TO COME INTO YOUR

HEART AND YOUR LIFE AND TO

REVEAL HIMSELF TO YOU.

YOU SEE, HE SETTE SET IT UP SO

THAT THERE IS A CHOICE.

BECAUSE HE WANTS TO HAVE A

RELATIONSHIP WITH US.

AND A RELATIONSHIP IS

BUILT ON TWO PEOPLE

AGREEING TO HAVE A

RELATIONSHIP WITH EACH

OTHER.

SO GOD HAS ALREADY MADE

THAT ON HIS SIDE OF THE

COIN.

HE DOES LOVE US.

HE HAS PAID THE ULTIMATE

PRICE TO FORGIVE OUR SIN,

TO BREAKTHROUGH THE LIES

AND THE FALSEHOODS.

AND HE HAS INVITED US TO

BE HIS.

NOW THE QUESTION IS, WHAT

ARE YOU AND I GOING TO DO

WITH THAT?

THE QUESTION FOR YOU IS:

HAVE YOU RECOGNIZED, AS

CHRISTINE DID AND MILLIONS

HAVE, WE NEED GOD?

WE ARE SINNERS IN NEED OF

THE SAVIOR.

WE ARE DARK AND LOST

WITHOUT HIM.

BUT HE HAS MADE A WAY.

HE HAS PLANS, LIKE

CHRISTINE SAID.

HIS PLAN IS FOR YOU TO

HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH

HIM BECAUSE YOU CHOOSE TO,

THAT FREELY ALLOWS YOU TO

LOVE HIM AND TO RECEIVE

HIS LOVE FOR YOU.

HOW DOES THAT START?

HOW DO YOU INITIATE THAT?

YOU ASK HIM.

YOU ASK HIM.

YOU HUMBLE YOURSELF AND

YOU SAY, GOD, I CHOOSE

YOU.

I KNOW YOU HAVE CHOSEN ME,

BUT TODAY I CHOOSE YOU.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT IT IS

NOT GOD'S DESIRE FOR

ANYONE TO PERISH.

HE LEAVES THE CHOICE TO US

SO THAT KNOWING OF HIM,

HEARING ABOUT HIM,

UNDERSTANDING OUR NEED, WE

CAN SAY YES AND ENTER THAT

RELATIONSHIP.

DO IT TODAY.

YOU CAN KNOW THE FREEDOM

OF HAVING YOUR SINS

FORGIVEN, THE JOY OF

HAVING A BRAND NEW

BEGINNING, A START-OVER,

FRESH.

YOU GET THAT WITH HIM.

AND THEN THE COMPLETE

PEACE OF SATISFACTION, OF

KNOWING GOD HAS A PLAN AND

A PURPOSE, AND YOU CAN

WALK IN THAT WITH HIM

EVERY DAY.

SO INVITE HIM INTO YOUR

HEART TODAY.

IT'S AS SIMPLE AS THAT

CONVERSATION.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO PRAY WITH

SOMEONE ABOUT A SPECIFIC

NEED IN YOUR LIFE OR A

QUESTION YOU HAVE, CALL

THE NUMBER ON YOUR SCREEN.

IT'S TOLL-FREE:

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AND IF YOU INVITE CHRIST

INTO YOUR HEART AND LIFE,

WE'VE GOT A LITTLE PACKET

CALLED "A NEW DAY" HO DAY."

HOW DO YOU GROW IN YOUR

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD?

THIS IS FILLED WITH

INFORMATION FROM THE WORD

OF GOD.

PAT HAS PUT THIS TOGETHER

FOR YOU.

AND WE'D LOVE TO SEND IT

TO YOU FREE.

SO CALL: WERE 1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, I PRAYED AND I

WOULD LIKE THE "NEW DAY"

PACKET.

AND WE'LL GET IT OUT TO

YOU.

Gordon: STILL AHEAD,

A YOUNG GIRL MAKES A

DESPERATE PLEA WHEN HER

FATHER LOSES HIS EYESIGHT.

SEE HOW YOU ANSWERED HER

PRAYER, COMING UP.

Wendy: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE 700 CLUB."

A FORMER NFL LINEBACKER IS

ISSUING AN ICE BUCKET

CHALLENGE TO DONALD TRUMP

AND TAYLOR SWIFT.

TIM SHAW IS A DEVOTED

CHRISTIAN WHO PLAYED

FOOTBALL IN THE NFL FOR

SEVEN YEARS, BUT IN 2012

HIS CAREER WAS CUT SHORT

WHEN HE DISCOVERED HE HAD

A.L.S.

IT HAS BEEN SURVIVE.

BUT A.L.S. SLOWLY BUT

SURELY TAKES AWAY YOUR

FUNCTION AND YOUR NERVES

AND YOUR MUSCLES, AND

ULTIMATELY THEY SHUT DOWN.

IT IS VERY FIERCE, BUT IT

IS NOT UNDEFEATED.

Wendy: AMEN.

TIM HAS DECIDED TO TRUST

GOD, AND HE IS FIGHTING

A.L.S. BY TAKING THE

OPPORTUNITY TO CHALLENGE

SOME UNLIKELY COMPETITION.

TOGETHER WE CAN BEAT

A.L.S.

I CHALLENGE DONALD TRUMP

AND TAYLOR SWIFT.

LET'S DO THIS.

Wendy: YOU CAN SEE

MORE ABOUT TIM SHAW'S

FAITH AT cbnnews.com.

> WELL, FARMERS IN A

MOUNTAINOUS REGION OF EL

SALVADOR ARE GETTING SOME

MUCH-NEEDED HELP FROM

"OPERATION BLESSING."

THEY HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING

TO GROW FOOD TO FEED THEIR

FAMILIES.

SO O.B. HANDED OUT

FERTILIZER TO 10,000

FAMILIES, AND NOW THEY ARE

SEEING A 50% INCREASE IN

THEIR CROPS.

WHICH IS PROVIDING FOOD,

AND THEY'RE PROVIDING

MEDICAL CLINICS WHERE

FAMILIES CAN SEE A DOCTOR

FREE OF CHARGE.

AND YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE

ABOUT "OPERATION BLESSING"

BY GOING TO THEIR WEBSITE

AT ob.org.

GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Gordon: WHEN ROBBIE

DEVELOPED CARTER RACKS CAT CONTACT CATTER CATARACTS, IT

TURNED HIS WORLD UPSIDE

DOWN.

Reporter: REONDA WAS

DEVASTATED WHEN HER FATHER

STARTED ST TO LOSE HIS EYE

SITE.

MY DAUGHTER RECENTLY

ASKED ME TO COME TO A

FUNCTION SHE WAS

PERFORMING IN, AND I TOLD

HER, WHAT'S THE POINT IF I

CANNOT SEE YOUR FACE.

I'M VERY SAD THAT MY

FATHER CANNOT SEE CLEARLY.

IT AFFECTS EVERYTHING,

INCLUDING HIS WORK.

Reporter: RAVI PAINTS

BUILDINGS FOR A LIVING.

BEFORE HIS VISION STARTED

TO DECLINE, HE BARELY MADE

ENOUGH MONEY TO TAKE CARE

OF HIS FAMILY'S BASIC

NEEDS.

BUT IT GOT MUCH WORSE WHEN

HE LOST WORK BECAUSE OF

HIS BAD EYESIGHT.

MY BROTHER AND I OFTEN

COULD NOT PAY OUR SCHOOL

FEES, SO WE WERE THROWN

OUT OF SCHOOL.

THERE WERE DAYS WHEN WE

HAD NO FOOD AT HOME.

Reporter: FOR TWO

YEARS, PRIYANKA PRAYED TO

JESUS CHRIST FOR HELP.

THEN A PASTOR NOTICED

THERE WAS A PROBLEM WHEN

RAVI WAS PAINTING HIS

CHURCH.

HE ASKED ME WHY THERE

WAS SO MANY PATCHES

WITHOUT PAINT.

I FINALLY TOLD HIM THE

TRUTH SINCE I DIDN'T WANT

TO LIE WHILE WORKING ON A

HOUSE OF GOD.

Reporter: THE PASTOR

CONTACTED CBN.

IT WASN'T LONG UNTIL RAVI

WAS ADMIT TODD A HOSPITAL ADMITTED TO A HOSPITAL

FOR A FREE CATARACT

OPERATION.

A FEW DAYS LATER, RAVI WAS

BACK AT WORK.

I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW.

I HAVE NO TROUBLE DOING MY

JOB.

Reporter: THEN WE

OPENED A COSMETIC SHOP FOR

HER MOTHER, AND GAVE HER

ALL OF THE SUPPLIES SHE

NEEDS TO MAKE A GOOD

INCOME.

NOW PRIYANKA AND HER

BROTHER CAN GO TO SCHOOL,

AND THEY DON'T HAVE TO

WORRY ABOUT HAVING ENOUGH

FOOD TO EAT.

THE LORD GAVE US A NEW

LIFE, AND I WILL TELL

EVERYONE ABOUT IT.

I'M SO HAPPY THAT MY

DAD CAN SEE AGAIN.

HE IS DOING GOOD AT WORK

AND CAN DO MORE THINGS

WITH US AT HOME.

I THANK GOD FOR HEARING

OUR PRAYERS.

Gordon: THANK YOU.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," YOU'RE PART OF

THAT.

YOU'RE PART OF THAT

TRANSFORMATION.

IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER,

JOIN WITH US.

JOIN IN EVERYTHING WE'RE

DOING AROUND THE WORLD.

YOU CAN BE A BLESSING TO

SO MANY PEOPLE IN SO MANY

NATIONS, JUST BY SAYING

YES, I WANT TO BE A

MEMBER.

HOW MUCH IS IT?

IT'S JUST 20 A MONTH.

THAT'S ONLY 65 CENTS A

DAY.

AND YOU JOIN WITH TENS OF

THOUSANDS THAT WANT TO SEE

THE GOSPEL PREACHED AROUND

THE WORLD, WANT TO SEE

PEOPLE HELPED.

SO IF THAT'S YOU, CALL US

NOW.

THE NUMBER IS ON THE

SCREEN: 1-800-759-0700.

AND WHEN YOU CALL AND

JOIN, I WANT YOU TO HAVE

THIS.

IT'S "THE TRANSFORMING

WORD," VERSES FOR HEALTH

AND HEALING.

IT IS BOTH A D.V.D.

TEACHING AND A C.D., WHERE

YOU HAVE THE BIBLE VERSES,

WHERE YOU CAN BE SPOKEN

OVER -- THEY CAN BE SPOKEN

OVER YOU WHILE YOU'RE

DRIVING IN YOUR CAR, DOING

WHATEVER, JUST MEDITATING

IN YOUR OWN HOME, YOU CAN

HAVE THE BIBLE VERSES

SPOKEN OVER YOU.

AND WHEN YOU ASK FOR

PLEDGE EXPRESS, WE'VE GOT

ANOTHER GIFT FOR YOU, "BE

HEALED," MY FATHER'S

TEACHING ON HEALING.

SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE THAT,

ASK FOR PLEDGE EXPRESS

WHEN YOU CALL.

CALL US NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

AND IT'S TIME FOR "BRING

IT ON," AND YOU'VE GOT

SOME E-MAIL QUESTIONS.

Terry: THE FIRST ONE

IS FROM AMANDA WHO SAYS,

"MY FAMILY LOST MY MOM TO

TERMINAL CANCER LAST FALL.

I KNOW SHE IS IN HEAVEN,

BUT MY DAD AND SISTER HAVE

LOST THEIR FAITH BECAUSE

WE PRAYED REALLY HARD FOR

MOM TO BE HEALED.

PLUS, MY DAD HAS SEVERE

ARTHRITIS, AND HE IS ALSO

BATTLING CANCER RIGHT NOW.

I KEEP HAVING DEBATES WITH

MY DAD ABOUT HAVING FAITH

AND THE FACT THAT MIRACLES

STILL HAPPEN.

AND HE TOLD ME HE DIDN'T

WANT TO BE PREACHED TO

ANYMORE.

I WANT MY FAMILY TO KNOW

THE LORD SO WE CAN ALL GO

TO HEAVEN.

I HAVE BEEN TOLD TO KEEP

PRAYING FOR THEM.

WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?

I FEEL SO ALONE."

Gordon: AMANDA, THIS

IS A QUESTION FOR THE

AGES: WHY DO BAD THINGS

HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE?

WHY DO PEOPLE SUFFER?

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN IT

HAPPENS, AND WHAT DO YOU

DO WHEN IT HAPPENS TO YOU

AND YOUR FAMILY?

THE FIRST IS A BIBLE

VERSE.

JESUS PROMISES US -- IT IS

ONE OF THOSE HORRIBLE

PROMISES: "IN THIS WORLD

YOU WILL HAVE PERSECUTION.

YOU WILL HAVE SUFFERING."

BUT THEN HE ADDS, "BUT BE

OF GOOD CHEER FOR I HAVE

OVERCOME THE WORLD."

SO LOOK FORWARD TO THAT

TIME AND THAT KINGDOM THAT

HE WILL ESTABLISH.

THAT WILL BRING YOU CHEER

IN THE MIDDLE OF WHATEVER

IT IS YOU'RE GOING

THROUGH.

AND SOMETIMES LIFE CAN

COME AT YOU REALLY HARD,

AND HOW DO YOU MAKE IT

THROUGH?

HOW DO YOU KEEP YOUR

FAITH?

HERE IS SOMETHING THAT

JESUS TOLD PETER, AND

PETER WAS GETTING READY TO

DENY HIM THREE TIMES.

AND HE SAYS, "SATAN HAS

SOUGHT TO SIFT YOU, BUT I

HAVE PRAYED FOR YOU, THAT

YOUR FAITH WOULD NOT FAIL.

AND WHEN YOU RETURN,

STRENGTHEN YOUR BROTHERS."

NOW, MEDITATE ON THAT.

THAT HERE IS ONE OF THE

CLOSEST DISCIPLES TO

JESUS, AND SATAN SOUGHT

HIM TO SIFT HIM OUT, AND

TOOK HIM THROUGH SOMETHING

THAT WAS ABSOLUTELY

HORRIBLE.

YOU HAVE BEEN TAKEN

THROUGH SOMETHING

HORRIBLE.

YOUR FAMILY HAS, TOO.

BUT BE OF GOOD CHEER

BECAUSE HE HAS OVERCOME

THE WORLD, AND HE IS

PRAYING FOR YOU RIGHT NOW,

THAT YOUR FAITH WOULD NOT

FAIL AND YOU WOULD BE

STRENGTHENED.

THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE

HAVE FOR THIS PROGRAM.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM JESUS: "MOST

ASSUREDLY I SAY TO YOU, HE

WHO BELIEVES IN ME HAS

EVERLASTING LIFE."

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