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CBN NewsWatch: August 5, 2015

On CBN Newswatch, Aug. 5: CMP releases most shocking P. Parenthood video yet; Obama, Netanyahu appeal to US Jews on Iran deal; GOP debate: who made the cut, who didn't; and more. Read Transcript


Efrem: TODAY ON

"NEWSWATCH," THE BATTLE IS

NOT OVER.

SEE WHY THE FIGHT TO

DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD

COULD LEAD TO A GOVERNMENT

SHUTDOWN.

> AND A LITTLE CHILD

SHALL LEAD THEM.

HEAR THIS GIRL'S RESPONSE

TO THE TERRORISTS WHO

TURNED HER LIFE UPSIDE

DOWN.

> PLUS...

WHAT VISION OF THE

FUTURE ARE WE GIVING TO

THAT GAY OR LESBIAN OR

TRANSGENDER PERSON WHO

SAYS, WHAT DOES IT LOOK

LIKE FOR ME TO FOLLOW

JESUS?

Efrem: HOW CHRISTIAN

LEADERS ARE MINISTERING TO

PEOPLE WHO EXPERIENCE

SAME-SEX ATTRACTION.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING

US FOR CBN "NEWSWATCH."

I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

THE FIGHT OVER DEFUNDING

PLANNED PARENTHOOD IS FAR

FROM OVER.

THE CENTER FOR MEDICAL

PROGRESS HAS NOW RELEASED

A FIFTH UNDERCOVER VIDEO,

AND WITH EACH DISTURBING

NEW RELEASE, CALLS GROW

LOUDER FOR A CRIMINAL

INVESTIGATION INTO THE

GRUESOME PRACTICES OF THE

ABORTION GIANT.

CAITLIN BURKE HAS MORE.

Reporter: LIKE THE

OTHER VIDEOS FROM THE

CENTER FOR MEDICAL

PROGRESS, IN THIS FIFTH

UNDERCOVER VIDEO, A TOP

PLANNED PARENTHOOD

OFFICIAL IS DISCUSSING

PROCUREMENT AND THE COST

OF FETAL TISSUE.

ALTHOUGH SHE GOES ONE STEP

FURTHER, TALKING ABOUT

SECURING INTACT FETUSES.

IF WE ALTER OUR PROCESS

AND WE'RE ABLE TO OBTAIN

INTACT FETAL CADAVERS,

THEN WE CAN MAKE IT PART

OF THE BUDGET THAT ANY

DISECTIONS ARE THIS, AND

SPLITTING THE SPECIMENS

INTO DIFFERENT SHIPMENTS

IS THIS.

IT IS ALL JUST A MATTER OF

LINE ITEMS.

Reporter: PLANNED

PARENTHOOD CONTINUES TO

DEFEND ITSELF BY CLAIMING

THERE IS NOTHING IN ANY OF

THE VIDEOS THAT VIOLATE

MEDICAL OR LEGAL

STANDARDS, ACCUSING THE

GROUP BEHIND THE VIDEOS OF

LAUNCHING A SMEAR CAMPAIGN

AND SHOWING A LACK OF

RESPECT FOR WOMEN.

BUT THE RELEASE OF THE

UNDERCOVER VIDEOS PROMPTED

SEVERAL CONGRESSIONAL

INVESTIGATIONS INTO

PLANNED PARENTHOOD, AND

CALLS TO DEFUND THE AGENCY

CONTINUES.

A MOVE TO CUT FEDERAL

FUNDING FAILED TO GET

ENOUGH VOTES IN THE SENATE

ON MONDAY, BUT THE DEBATE

IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE

WHEN CONGRESS RETURNS FROM

ITS RECESS.

REPUBLICANS SEEM SPLIT

OVER HOW TO MOVE FORWARD,

WITH THE IDEA OF CUTTING

FUNDING FOR PLANNED

PARENTHOOD POSSIBLY

LEADING TO A GOVERNMENT

SHUTDOWN SINCE DEMOCRATS

WOULDN'T AGREE TO IT.

MITCH McCONNELL SAYS HE

DOESN'T WANT TO SHUT THE

GOVERNMENT DOWN, BUT MANY

REPUBLICANS ARE REJECTING

ANYTHING THAT HAS MONEY

FOR THE ABORTION PROVIDER.

HE SAID, "I DON'T LIKE A

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, BUT I

HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO THE

TAXPAYERS OF ARIZONA."

PLANNED PARENTHOOD

RECEIVES WELL OVER

$500 MILLION A YEAR IN

GOVERNMENT FUNDS.

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: AND THERE IS

MORE SHOCKING NEWS ON THIS

FRONT.

IT TURNS OUT NO PLANNED

PARENTHOOD FACILITIES ARE

LICENSED TO DO MAMMOGRAMS.

THAT REPORT COMES TO CBN

NEWS FROM OKLAHOMA SENATOR

JAMES LANGFORD, CO-AUTHOR

OF A BILL TO DEFUND

PLANNED PARENTHOOD.

AND IT IS CONFIRMED BY THE

ALLIANCE DEFENDING

FREEDOM.

THERE ARE MORE THAN 8,000

LICENSED MAMMOGRAM

FACILITIES IN AMERICA, BUT

NONE OF THEM BELONG TO

PLANNED PARENTHOOD.

SENATE DEMOCRATS HAVE SAID

DEFUNDING AMERICA'S

BIGGEST ABORTION PROVIDER

WOULD HURT WOMEN'S HEALTH

CARE, BUT ZERO FACILITIES

ARE USED TO DO MAMMOGRAMS.

AND LANGFORD TOLD CBN,

REPUBLICANS ARE SIMPLY

TRYING TO SEND WOMEN TO

GROUPS WHO ACTUALLY DO

PROVIDE HEALTH CARE.

THERE HAS BEEN THE

ARGUMENT THAT PLANNED

PARENTHOOD IS ALL ABOUT

WOMEN'S HEALTH.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD IS THE

SINGLE LARGEST PROVIDER OF

ABORTION AND THE ENTIRE

COUNTRY.

BUT THEY'LL ALSO SAY WE DO

THINGS LIKE REFERRALS TO

WOMEN'S HEALTH.

THEY DON'T ACTUALLY DO THE

WOMEN'S HEALTH.

THEY REFER THEM TO ANOTHER

CLINIC.

WE SAID, WHY WOULD WE HAVE

MONEY GO TO THE GROUP THAT

REFERS.

WHY DON'T WE SEND IT TO

THE ACTUAL CARETAKERS.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD TALKS

ABOUT MAMMOGRAMS ALL OF

THE TIME, BUT THEY DON'T

DO ANY.

NONE OF THEIR FACILITIES

ARE LICENSED TO DO

MAMMOGRAMS, THEY JUST

REFER TO OTHERS.

SO WHY DON'T WE SEND THE

MONEY TO THE PLACE THAT

ACTUALLY DOES THE MAM

MAMMOGRAM THAN JUST TO THE

CLINIC THAT IS REFERRING

THEM.

Efrem: HE SAYS

REPUBLICANS HAVE OTHER

BILLS AIMED AT DECREASING

ABORTIONS COMING UP IN THE

FALL AS WELL, INCLUDING A

BILL THAT TARGETS

PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION.

> THE STAGE IS SET FOR

THE FIRST REPUBLICAN

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE, AND

WITH ROOM FOR ONLY 10

CANDIDATES, WE NOW KNOW

WHO IS IN AND WHO IS OUT.

DONALD TRUMP, JEB BUSH,

TED CRUZ, MARCO RUBIO,

CHRIS CHRISTIE, AND JOHN

KASICH ARE THE 10 WITH THE

HIGHEST POLL NUMBERS.

THERE WILL BE A SEPARATE

FORUM FOR THE CANDIDATES

WHO DID NOT MAKE THE CUT.

SOME ANALYSTS SAY IT WILL

NOW BE A STRUGGLE FOR

THOSE CANDIDATES TO KEEP

THEIR COMPAIGNS ALIVE.

> PRESIDENT OBAMA AND

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU ARE

BATTLING FOR SUPPORT OF

THE AMERICAN JEWS IN THE

DEBATE OVER THE IRANIAN

NUCLEAR DEAL.

THE PRESIDENT MET

PRIVATELY WITH JEWISH

LEADERS AT THE WHITE

HOUSE, TELLING THEM THE

DEAL IS IN THE BEST

NATIONAL SECURITY

INTERESTS OF THE U.S. AND

ISRAEL.

BUT NETANYAHU SAYS IT

ACTUALLY WILL LEAD TO WAR.

HE TOLD AMERICAN JEWS IN A

LIVE WEBSITECAST, THE

AGREEMENT GIVES IRAN

BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN

SANCTIONS RELIEF, WHILE@@

PAVING A PATH FOR IRAN TO@

BUILD@ A NUCLEAR BOMB.

I PROPOSED THIS DEAL

WAS I WANT TO PREVENT WAR,@@

AND THIS DEAL WILL BRING@@

WAR.@@

IT WILL SPARK A NUCLEAR@@

ARMS RACE IN THE REGION,@@

AND IT WOULD FEED IRAN'S@@

TERRORISM AND AGGRESSION.@@

THAT WOULD MAKE WAR.@@

PERHAPS THE MOST HORRIFIC

WAR OF ALL, FAR MORE

LIKELY.

Efrem: NETANYAHU SAYS

ONCE THE DEAL EXPIRES IN A

DECADE, IRAN WILL BE ABLE

TO BUILD NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

> CBN CORRESPONDENT

JULIE STAAL HAS THIS

STORY.

Reporter: THIS IS THE

COASTAL CITY OF NATANIA,

IT HAS BECOME THE FIRST

CHOICE FOR MANY FRENCH

JEWS SEEKING TO SETTLE IN

ISRAEL.

HOME TO THE WORLD'S THIRD

LARGEST JEWISH POPULATION,

FRANCE IS SEEING

UNPRECEDENTED IMMIGRATION

TO ISRAEL BECAUSE OF AN

INCREASE IN ANTI-SEMITIC

ATTACKS.

OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS,

MORE THAN 20,000 FRENCH

JEWS MOVED HERE.

MORE THAN ONE-THIRD OF

THEM JUST LAST YEAR.

FANNIE HOLME, A MOTHER OF

TWO, DESCRIBED THE JANUARY

ATTACK ON A KOSHER

SUPERMARKET AS A TIPPING

POINT FOR HER.

WHEN THE ATTACK ON THE

STORE OCCURRED, I SAID TO

MYSELF THERE WILL ALWAYS

BE SOMETHING HANGING OVER

OUR HEADS.

THREE DAYS AFTER THE

ATTACK, I WAS HERE.

I CAME HERE.

I WAS TOO AFRAID.

Reporter: THE FAMILY

ARRIVED IN ISRAEL ON A

SPECIAL FLIGHT, WITH 200

OTHER FRENCH IMMIGRANTS.

HERE WE GET THE FEELING

THAT WE CAN PROTECT

OURSELVES.

BUT THERE WE HAD THE

IMPRESSION WE'RE ON OUR

OWN, AND IF, GOD FORBID,

NOTHINSOMETHING HAPPENED, WE

WERE OWN OUR OWN.

Reporter: JEANETTE

WAITED UNTIL SHE RETIRED

TO MOVE.

NOW SHE HOPES HER CHILDREN

AND GRANDCHILDREN WILL

JOIN HER.

WE HAVE CHILDREN, AND

OUR GRANDCHILDREN ARE IN

JEWISH SCHOOLS.

YES, YES, IT REALLY SCARES

US.

Reporter: ISLAMIC

EXTREMISTS HAVE TARGETED

JEWS IN BELGIUM AND OTHER

EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, WITH

FRANS BEING THE HARDEST

HIT.

THE JEWISH AGENT SEE FOR AGENCY FOR

ISRAEL SAYS MANY

IMMIGRANTS GIVE RELIGIOUS

AND ECONOMIC REASONS FOR

MAKING THE MOVE.

YOU CAN SEE AND FEEL A

FRENCH ATMOSPHERE ALL

ACROSS NATANIA, FROM

ADVERTISEMENTS TO

RESTAURANT ME MENUS TO

CONVERSATIONS.

IT IS IMPORTANT FOR THE

IMMIGRANTS TO ARRIVE IN A

CITY WHERE THERE IS AN

INTEGRATION PROGRAM.

FOR THIS PURPOSE, THE

MINISTRY OF ABSORPTION OF

MUNICIPALITY ARE PUTTING

LOTS OF RESOURCES IN

PLACE.

Reporter: AND MORE

RESOURCES WILL BE NEEDED

AS ISRAEL WILL LIKELY TAKE

IN SOME 35,000 IMMIGRANTS

THIS YEAR ALONE.

MANY SEE THESE SIGNS AS

THE FULFILLMENT OF GOD'S

PROMISE TO BRING THE

JEWISH PEOPLE FROM THE

FOUR CORNERS OF THE EARTH

AND RESETTLE THEM IN THEIR

HOMELAND.

JULIE STAAL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Efrem: UP NEXT, IT IS

THE QUESTION FACING

CHURCHES ACROSS AMERICA:

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO

LOVE THE SINNER BUT HATE

THE SIN, WHEN IT CALM COMES TO

HOMOSEXUALITY.

Efrem: THE SENIOR

PASTOR OF HILL SONG CHURCH

IS REFUTING REPORTS THAT

AN OPENLY GAY COUPLE IS

LEADING WORSHIP AT ITS NEW

YORK CITY CAMPUS.

BRIAN HOUSTON PUT OUT A

STATEMENT SAYING: HILL

SONG'S POSITION ON

HOMOSEXUALITY AND GAY

MARRIAGE HAS NOT CHANGE

AND IS CONSISTENT WITH

SCRIPTURE."

CHURCH LEADERS WERE

SURPRISED WHEN THE TWO

MALE CHOIR MEMBERS

ANNOUNCED THEIR

ENGAGEMENT.

THE STATEMENT ALSO SAYS

THE CHURCH LOVES THE MEN

AND ITS ROLE IS TO SHOW

GRACE AND COMPASSION TO

EVERYONE.

MANY CHURCHES TODAY ARE

ASKING THAT IMPORTANT

QUESTION: HOW DO THEY

MINISTER TO PEOPLE WHO ARE

ATTRACTED TO OTHERS OF THE

SAME-SEX.

AFTER THIS SUMMER'S

SUPREME COURT RULING

LEGALIZING SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE, THE ISSUE IS NOW

TRICKIER THAN BEFORE.

HEATHER SELLS HAS THIS

STORY.

I WAS AFRAID TO TELL

ANYBODY BECAUSE IN THE

CHRISTIAN CIRCLES, I HAD

HEARD PEOPLE SAY THOSE

PEOPLE ARE SICK.

AND I WAS A LITTLE GIRL

STRUGGLING WITH THOSE

FEELINGS.

Reporter: CYNTHIA

AUSTIN ATTENDED CHURCH

WITH HER FAMILY AND

ACCEPTED CHRIST AS A YOUNG

GIRL, NEVER IMAGINING SHE

WOULD EXPERIENCE SAME-SEX

ATTRACTION.

IT STARTED IN THE SIXTH

GRADE.

IT WAS VERY CONFUSING

WHEN THESE FEELINGS

STARTED HAPPENING, AND

WAS, LIKE, WAIT A MINUTE.

I LOVE THE LORD.

THIS SHOULDN'T BE

HAPPENING.

Reporter: ACROSS THE

COUNTRY, CHURCH LEADERS

ARE WAKING UP TO THE

REALITY THAT MILLIONS

STRUGGLE WITH FEELINGS

LIKE AUSTIN'S.

THE AWAKENING HAS MANY

ASKING FOR HELP, AND IT IS

WHY SOUTHERN BAPTISTS HAVE

JUST SPENT A QUARTER OF A

MILLION TO TRAIN LEADERS

IN SEXUAL ETHICS.

MANY PASTORS AGREE THAT

WORKING WITH THOSE WHO ARE

ATTRACTED TO THE SAME-SEX

IS PERHAPS THE LEADING

CULTURAL ISSUE OF OUR

TIME.

AND WHEN IT COMES TO

MINISTRY, THEY ARE LOOKING

FOR FRESH APPROACHES.

PASTOR DAN BACKENS LEADS A

LARGE CHURCH IN VIRGINIA

THAT HAS WRESTLED WITH THE

CHALLENGE FOR YEARS.

THE STRATEGY OF THE

CHURCH IN 1950 DOES NOT

WORK TODAY.

WE'RE NOT IN MAYBERRY.

AND WALKING AROUND WITH

PLACARDS, SCREAMING ON A

TELEVISION PROGRAM,

OVERTALKING ON THE NEWS

INTERVIEW, THOSE DAYS ARE

GONE.

WE HAVE TO HAVE A

STRATEGY, A PROPHETIC

STRATEGY AS A CHURCH, THAT

LISTENS, AND WE LEAD WITH

LOVE AND THEN FOLLOW WITH

THE LAW.

Reporter: SOUTHERN

BAPTIST LEADER DR. RUSSELL

MOORE SAYS HE IS GLAD

PASTORS WANT HELP IN

DEALING WITH THIS ISSUE.

IF A CHURCH ISN'T

ASKING THOSE QUESTIONS, IT

SIMPLY MEANS THAT CHURCH

IS NOT ON MISSION IN ITS

COMMUNITY.

Reporter: MOORE SAYS

A GOOD STARTING POINT IS

NOT TO SEGREGATE THOSE

DEALING WITH SEXUAL SIN OR

LOOK DOWN ON THEIR

STRUGGLE.

IF WE ACT AS THOUGH

THERE ARE SOME SINS THAT

ARE ESPECIALLY REPULSIVE

OR SOME SINS THAT ARE

ESPECIALLY OUTSIDE OF

REACH OF CHRIST, EVEN JUST

IMPLICITALLY, THAT'S

REALLY A MESSAGE OF HUMAN

PRIDE.

THAT'S ASSERTING IT DIDN'T

TAKE AS MUCH GOSPEL TO

SAVE ME AS IT WOULD TAKE

TO SAVE YOU.

THAT'S NOT JUST

WRONG-HEADED, THAT'S

BLASPHEMY.

Reporter: SHARMAN

BRADSHAW WOULD KNOW.

10 YEARS AGO, HER SON

WROTE A LETTER TELLING HER

HE WAS GAY.

IN ADDITION TO WORKING

THROUGH HER OWN GRIEF, SHE

FELT SHAMED AT TIMES BY

FELLOW BELIEVERS.

SIN IS SIN.

GOD DOESN'T SEE IT

DIFFERENT.

BUT SOMEHOW THERE IS THE

FEELING THAT THIS IS LIKE

THE WORST, THE MOST AWFUL.

Reporter: BRADSHAW

NOW LEADS A SUPPORT GROUP

FOR PARENTS OF GAY

CHILDREN.

IT IS PART OF A GROWING

RECOGNITION THAT THE BODY

OF CHRIST CAN HELP THOSE

STRUGGLING, AND THEIR

FAMILIES.

FOR CYNTHIA AUSTIN, THE

CHURCH EVENTUALLY BECAME

HER LIFELINE.

WHAT I FOUND WITH THE

CHURCH IS SAFE PEOPLE

WITHIN THE CHURCH, A

COMMUNITY WITHIN THE

CHURCH.

Reporter: SHE SAYS

HER SMALL GROUP MEMBERS

SHARED THEIR STRUGGLES AND

SHOWED RESPECT FOR HERS.

THEY LOVED ME WITH THE

TRUTH OF GOD.

AND A WASED DOW WATERED DOWN TRUTH,

THEY JUST LOVED ME AND

SAID, THERE IS A BETTER

WAY.

Reporter: CREATING

HOPE AND A VISION FOR THAT

BETTER WAY IS KEY, SAYS

MOORE.

FOR MANY GAYS, THERE IS

THO GUARANTEE THAT THEIR

SEXUAL FEELINGS WILL GO

AWAY.

SO THE QUESTION BECOMES

HOW TO PURSUE CHRIST IN

THE MIDST OF THEIR BATTLE.

I THINK THE MOST

IMPORTANT QUESTION THAT

ANY OF US HAVE TO

ANYBODY'S IN OUR QUESTIONS

IS: WHAT VISION OF THE

FUTURE ARE WE GIVING TO

THAT GAY OR LESBIAN OR

TRANSGENDER PERSON WHO

COMES INTO THE CHURCH, WHO

SAYS I REALLY WANT TO LIVE

IN SUBMISSION TO JESUS.

I REA REALLY WANT TO REPENT OF

SIN, BUT WHAT DOES IT LOOK

LIKE FOR ME TO FOLLOW

JESUS.

Reporter: AND THE

CHURCH MEMBERS MUST FACE

QUESTIONS AS: WHAT DOES IT

MEAN FOR THOSE WHO

IDENTIFY AS GAY?

CAN THEY TEACH OR BECOME

LEADERS?

AND WHAT ABOUT THOSE

ALREADY IN GAY MARRIAGES.

BACKENS HAS A SIMPLE

ANSWER: DO WELL IN LOVING

THEM.

GOD IS INTERESTED IN

ARE WE PRESENTING RIGHT OR

WRONG IN A LOVING WAY.

Reporter: THAT WAY

HAS MADE ALL OF THE

DIFFERENCE FOR AUS SIN, AUSTIN, AND

CHURCH LEADERS HOPE IT

WILL FOR MANY OTHERS WITH

SIMILAR JOURNEYS.

I AM NOT THE SAME

PERSON.

I CANNOT EXPLAIN THE

DIFFERENCE.

MY ANGER, MY RAGE -- IT IS

LIKE NIGHT AND DAY.

I -- MY IDENTITY IS NOT IN

WHO I AM WITH AND WHO I

LOVE HERE.

HIGH IDENTITMY IDENTITY IS IN JESUS

CHRIST.

MY IDENTITY IS IN WHAT HE

HAS DONE FOR ME.

Efrem: COMING UP,

FORGIVING EVIL.

SEE THE AMAZING STORY OF A

10-YEAR-OLD IRAQI REFUGEE

OFFERING GOD'S LOVE TO

ISIS.

Efrem: CHINESE

OFFICIALS CONTINUE THEIR

CAMPAIGN OF TEARING DOWN

CROSSES FROM CHURCHES.

RECENTLY A GROUP OF

CATHOLICS WEPT AND PRAYED

OUTSIDE THEIR CHURCH AS

AUTHORITIES USED A BLOW

TORCH TO CUT DOWN THEIR

CROSS.

OFFICIALS ARE BELIEVED TO

HAVE A 20-MONTH DEADLINE

TO REMOVE EVERY CROSS FROM

THE TERRITORY'S 4,000

CHURCHES.

DEMOLITION CREWS HAVE MET

RESISTANCE AS PARISHIONERS

HOLD PRAYER VIGILS AND

BLOCK ENTRANCES TO CHURCH

GROUNDS.

> IT HAS BEEN A YEAR

SINCE THE ISLAMIC STATE

OVERRAN NORTHERN IRAQ, AND

IN THAT TIME CBN NEWS HAS

SHOWN YOU MANY OF THE

HORROR STORIES, FROM

PERSECUTION TO RAPE TO

MURDER.

BUT WE ALSO LEARNED OF ONE

YOUNG CHRISTIAN GIRL WHO

HAS PUT THE GOSPEL INTO

PRACTICE BY FORGIVING

THOSE WHO HAVE PERSECUTED

HERE.

OUR GARY LANE UPDATES HER

STORY NOW FROM IRAQ.

Reporter: FOR IRAQ,

THE SUMMER OF 2014 WAS

LIKE NO OTHER, A MILITANT

MUSLIM GROUP KNOWN AS THE

ISLAMIC STATE OVER RAN THE

CITY OF MOSUL AND NEARBY

VILLAGES.

THOUSANDS WERE KILLED OR

KIDNAPPED, AND MORE THAN A

MILLION PEOPLE FLED INTO

IRAQI, KURDISTAN.

OVER THE LAST YEAR, WE

BROUGHT YOU MANY REPORTS

ABOUT CHRISTIANS WHO HAVE

BEEN FORCED FROM THEIR

HOMES, FROM ISIS RIGHT

HERE IN IRAQ.

BUT THERE IS ONE LITTLE

GIRL WHO'S STORY WENT

VIRAL, AND WE THOUGHT WE

WOULD INTRODUCE YOU TO HER

ONCE AGAIN.

LATE LAST YEAR, THE WORLD

WAS AMAZED TO HEAR A YOUNG

CHRISTIAN NAMED MARYAM

TELL A REPORTER SHE

FORGIVES ISIS.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Reporter: TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE VIEWED

HER COMMENTS ON THE

INTERNET.

I RECENTLY CALL UP WITH

THE 11-YEAR-OLD AND HER

YOUNGER SISTER, ZOMOROD,

AS THEY RETURNED FROM

SCHOOL.

THEIR FAMILY RECENTLY

MOVED INTO A SMALL,

TWO-BEDROOM TRAILER, IN A

COMMUNITY OF DISPLACED

CHRISTIANS IN IRBIL.

WHY IS MARYAM UNAFRAID OF

ISIS, AND WHY DOES SHE

FORGIVE THE JIHADISTS WHO

DROVE HER FROM HER HOME.

IN THE BIBLE, JESUS

SAID TO US, DON'T BE

AFRAID, I AM WITH YOU.

AND ALSO HE SAID, FORGIVE

OTHERS.

NO MATTER WHO IS HATING

YOU, YOU HAVE TO FORGIVE

THEM.

JESUS IS MY FATHER, AND HE

IS MY CREATOR.

I HAVE NO ONE ELSE BETTER

THAN HIM.

WHEN ISIS DROVE US OUT OF

OUR HOME, HIS HAND WAS ON

US, AND HE SAVED US.

Reporter: AND WHEN

MARYAM GROWS UP, SHE WANTS

TO JOIN DOCTORS WITHOUT

BORDERS.

THERE ARE PEOPLE

EVERYWHERE WHO NEED

TREATMENT, AND THEY CAN'T

GET IT BECAUSE THEY DON'T

HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO GO TO

THE DOCTORS.

AND THE DOCTORS AREN'T

USUALLY AVAILABLE.

JESUS SAID, YOU'VE BEEN

GIVEN FREELY, SO YOU

SHOULD GIVE FREELY.

THIS IS WHY WE SHOULD LOVE

THEM AND PROVIDE

TREATMENT.

Reporter: MARYAM SAYS

SHE CHERISHES THE BIBLE

BECAUSE IT IS GOD'S LOVE

STORY TO HUMANITY.

THE ONLY STORY IN THE

BIBLE IS THE STORY OF THE

RESURRECTION, OF CHRIST

JESUS THE LORD.

BECAUSE THROUGH THAT

STORY, WE CAN HAVE HOPE.

Reporter: AND THIS

YOUNG CHRISTIAN SAYS WHEN

SHE PRAYS, IT ISN'T FOR A

BIGGER HOME OR MORE

POSESSIONS.

WHEN I PRAY, I PRAY

THAT GOD MIGHT HELP US TO

GO BACK HOME.

AND ALSO THAT THE PEACE OF

GOD MIGHT COME ALL OVER

IRAQ.

AND ALSO MAY GOD FORGIVE

ISIS.

Reporter: SO WHAT IS

THE SOURCE OF MARYAM'S

UNSHAKEABLE FAITH AND HER

WORDS OF WISDOM BEYOND HER

YEARS?

THE WORDS I'M SPEAKING

TO YOU ARE NOT COMING FROM

A RANDOM PLACE.

THEY'RE COMING FROM THE

HOLY SPIRIT.

THE HOLY SPIRIT GAVE ME

THE WORDS TO TELL YOU.

Reporter: MARYAM'S

FATHER, WALID, IS PROUD

HIS DAUGHTER BECAME AN

INTERNET SENSATION.

I'M THINKING, GOD HAS

GIVEN ME A NICE DAUGHTER,

TO SPREAD THE WORD OF

JESUS TO ALL OF THE WORLD

THROUGH THE MEDIA.

NOT TO FAMOUS HER, BUT TO

GIVE THE REGARD OF GOD TO

ALL OF THE PEOPLE.

Reporter: MARYAM AND

ZOMOROD LOVE SINGING

HYMNS.

*

Reporter: THEIR

MOTHER, ALICE, TAUGHT THEM

THE WORDS TO CHRISTIAN

SONGS.

ALICE TOLD ME, IT SEEMS

LIKE THE HOLY SPIRIT PUT

IN THEIR HEARTS TO LOVE

THESE SONGS AND DEDICATE

THIS PART OF THEIR

PERSONALITY TO LOVE GOD

AND PRAISE GOD.

SO THEY ADMIRE THIS WAY OF

WORSHIPPING.

AND, FINALLY, MARYAM

ADVISES CHRISTIAN CHILDREN

IN THE UNITED STATES AND

ELSEWHERE TO LOVE GOD AND

SHARE THEIR FAITH WITH

FRIENDSMENT.

>FRIENDS.

THEY DON'T NEED TO BE

FRIGHTENED.

AND, ALSO, THINGS THAT

HAPPEN IN THEIR LIVES,

THEY SHOULD LEARN FROM OUR

LIVES.

THIS SHOULD NOT BE TO GET

SOMETHING OR TO GET GLORY

FOR OURSELVES.

IT IS FOR THE SAKE OF GOD

BECAUSE GOD LIVES.

WE WANT TO DO EVERYTHING

FOR THE GLORY OF GOD.

AND ALSO FOR EXALTING GOD

IN OUR LIVES.

Reporter: GARY LANE,

CBN NEWS, IRBIL, IRAQ.

Efrem: AND A CHILD

SHALL LEAD THEM.

MARYAM, WE JOIN OUR

PRAYERS WITH YOURS.

STAY WITH US.@@ WAN

WE'RE COMING RIGHT BACK.

Efrem: AND NOW A WORD

FOR YOUR WEDNESDAY.

AND THAT WORD IS "TRUST."

IT IS PROBABLY HARDEST TO

DO WHEN YOU FIND YOURSELF

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF NOT

WHERE YOU USED TO BE AND

NOT QUITE WHERE YOU WANT

TO BE THAT TRANSITION

PERIOD.

TRANSITION IS SOMEWHERE

BETWEEN A CATEPILLAR AND A

BUTTERFLY.

IT IS ALSO AN UNCERTAIN

TIME WHEN GOD IS CALLING

AND YOU TO SEEK HIM ALL OF

THE MORE.

IN THAT SEEKING, TRUST HIM

TO COMPLETE THE PROCESS.

MAKE THIS A WONDERFUL

WEDNESDAY.

THAT IS GOING TO DO IT FOR

CBN "NEWSWATCH."

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WEDNESDAY.

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