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Christian World News - May 13, 2016

This week on Christian World News: Miraculous survival: Syrian Christians in one ancient community are overcoming despite Islamic persecution. Plus, facing an onslaught of moral relativism from the West, the people in the Republic of Georgia ... ... Read Transcript


George: THIS WEEK ON

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS,"

MIRACULOUS SURVIVAL.

SEE HOW SYRIAN CHRISTIANS

IN ONE ASIAN COMMUNITY ARE

OVERCOMING ISLAMIC

PERSECUTION.

IF YOU THINK INDECENT

RADICALLY SOCIAL BEHAVIOR

IS WHAT YOU WANT TO DO,

THAT'S YOUR CHOICE.

BUT IF I THINK THAT THIS

IS AN EMBARRASSING SIN, I

WANT TO REMAIN IN A

SOCIETY WHICH IS ALLOWED

TO SAY THAT.

George: PLUS, WE'LL

SHOW YOU HOW THE PEOPLE IN

ONE COUNTRY, THE COUNTRY

OF GEORGIA, ARE FIGHTING

FOR FAMILY VALUES.

> AND BATTLING

LONELINESS WITH LOVE.

SEE HOW CHURCHES IN CHINA

ARE MINISTERING TO SENIOR

CITIZENS IN THE COUNTRY.

HELLO, EVERYONE, AND

WELCOME TO THIS WEEK'S

EDITION OF "CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS."

I'M GEORGE THOMAS.

MY COLLEAGUE, WENDY

GRIFFITH, IS ON

ASSIGNMENT.

RAPE, BEHEADINGS AND

DESTRUCTION, ISIS AND

OTHER MILITANT ISLAMICS

ARE COMMITTING GENOCIDE

AGAINST CHRISTIANS, YET,

MIRACULOUSLY, THE

CHRISTIANS IN ONE OF THE

OLDEST CITIES HAS

SURVIVED.

WE FOUND THAT PRESERVING

THE TOWN'S CHRISTIAN

HERITAGE CAME WITH A HEAVY

COST.

Reporter: WELCOME TO

MALULA, WHERE THE PEOPLE

STILL SPEAK ARAMAIC, THE

LANGUAGE OF JESUS.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

*

Reporter: LOCATED 35

MILES NORTHEAST OF THE

SYRIAN CAPITAL CITY OF

DAMASCUS, ISLAMIC

TERRORISTS OVERRAN AND

OCCUPIED MALULA IN

SEPTEMBER 2013.

BECAUSE OF THEIR ANCIENT

HISTORY, IT HAS BECOME A

SYMBOL OF CHRISTIANITY.

THAT'S WHY THE ISLAMIC

EXTREMISTS WANTED TO

CONTROL IT, BECAUSE IT WAS

THE SYMBOL FOR ALL OF

SYRIA.

THAT IS WHY IT WAS

IMPORTANT FOR THE ASSAD

REGIME TO CONTROL IT

AGAIN.

THE SYRIAN ARMY FOUGHT

AGGRESSIVELY AND LIBERATER LIBERATED

MALULA EIGHT MONTHS AFTER

THEY TOOK OVER.

THEY LEFT THE CHURCH

LARGELY INTACT, BUT THEY

DID THEIR DAMAGE TO THE

INTERIOR.

THE TERRORISTS TRIED TO

ERASE THEIR CHRISTIAN

HERITAGE BY SHOOTING UP

ICONS.

THEY USED KNIVES TO

DESECRATE A DEPIPTION OF DEPICTION OF

THE LAST SUPPER, AND THEY

KNOCKED DOWN THIS JESUS

STATUE AND BROKE IT INTO

PIECES.

AND THE TERROR INFLICTED

ON HUMAN LIVES PROVED EVEN

MORE DEVASTATING.

THEY CAME HERE TO

CONVERT THE CHRISTIANS TO

ISLAM.

THEY SHOUTED "ALLAHU

AKBAR".

THEY WERE FROM TINTINIA,

EGYPT, LIBYA, EVERYWHERE,

TUNISIA, AL JERIA. ALGERIA.

Reporter: MARIAM WAS

AT HOME WHEN ISLAMIC

MILITANTS WITH AUTOMATIC

WEAPONS AND GRENADES

APPROACHED THEIR DOORSTEP.

THEY ATTACKED MY HOUSE

AND STARTED SCREAMING,

"COME OUT YOU CHRISTIAN

PIGS."

I KNEW THEY PLANNED TO

TAKE OUR DAUGHTERS, RAPE

AND KILL THEM, SO I

THOUGHT OF KILLING MY

DAUGHTERS AND MYSELF

BEFORE THEY COULD GET TO

US.

I PRAYED TO GOD INSTEAD

AND ASKED HIM TO GIVE US A

CHANCE TO LEAVE THE HOUSE.

Reporter: MARIAM AND

HER FAMILY ESCAPED OUT A

BACK DOOR MOMENTS BEFORE

THE JIHADISTS STORMED INTO

THEIR BACK DOOR.

THIS FATHER IS FROM THE

CATHOLIC CHURCH.

THEY HAD A LOT OF FEAR.

SIX YOUNG PEOPLE GOT

KIDNAPPED, AND WE DON'T

KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THEM.

Reporter: AND THEY

ALSO KIDNAPPED 15 NUNS,

WHO SPENT THREE MONTHS IN

CAPTIVITY BEFORE THEY WERE

FREED IN A PRISONER

EXCHANGE.

OTHER CHRISTIANS WERE NOT

SO FORTUNATE.

MARIAM'S NEPHEW AND TWO

OTHER MEN HID IN THIS

CELLULAR.

THE JIHADISTS CALLED OUT

TO THEM, PLEDGING THEY

WOULD NOT BE HARMED IF

THEY CAME OUT.

WHEN THEY REFUSED TO

CONVERT TO ISLAM, THEY

KILLED THE THREE OF THEM.

Reporter: ASSAD

TOURED THE TOWN IN

APRIL 2014, AND HE WALKED

THROUGH THE RUBBLE OF

DAMAGED HOMES AND

MONASTERIES AND CHURCHES.

HE PLEDGED TO RESTORE IT

TO ITS ANCIENT BEAUTY.

IT WAS IMPORTANT FOR

THE GOVERNMENT TO SHOW

THEIR SUPPORT?

OF COURSE.

OF COURSE.

IT IS A SYMBOL OF THE

CHRISTIANITY, AND A SYMBOL

OF LIVING TOGETHER,

BETWEEN CHRISTIANS AND

MUSLIMS.

THAT'S WHY IT WAS

IMPORTANT.

AND THAT'S WHY MALULA WAS

ATTACKED.

Reporter: RESCUE

EFFORTS CONTINUE AT THIS

MONASTERY.

IT IS ONE OF THE OLDEST

MONASTERIES IN ALL OF

CHRISTIANDOME.

HERE IT IS TODAY.

THE MONASTERY CHAPEL

REMAINS INTACT.

BUILT IN THE 4th

CENTURY, IT PREDATES THE

COUNCIL OF MACIA.

MISSING TODAY ARE ICONS

WHICH ONCE ADORNED THE

CHAPEL WALLS.

THE JIHADISTS EITHER SOLD

OR DESTROYED THEM.

MARIAM SAYS GOD

INTERVENED.

I BELIEVE PRAYER HAD AN

EFFECT.

BY YOUR PRAYERS, WE WERE

PROTECTED.

Reporter: WHILE MANY

BUILDINGS HAVE BEEN

RESTORED, IT WILL TAKE

LONGER FOR THE PEOPLE TO

REBUILD THEIR LIVES.

MY DAUGHTER HAS

NIGHTMARES AND SCREAMS IN

THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT,

"THEY'RE COMING TO KILL

US."

Reporter: WHILE THE

FATHER REMAINS OPTMISTIC,

HE KNOWS THE CHRISTIANS OF

MALULA STILL FACE MANY

CHALLENGES AS FIGHTING

CONTINUES IN THEIR

COUNTRY.

WE ARE RISING AGAIN.

WE ARE RISING AGAIN.

THIS IS A STEP OF FAITH,

TO HAVE HOPE.

PRAY FOR US TO HAVE HOPE,

MORE HOPE, BECAUSE THE IN

INIQUITIES ARE SO, SO

MUCH.

PRAY THAT GOD WILL NOT

ONLY RESTORE PEACE TO

MALULA, BUT TO ALL OF

SYRIA.

Reporter: GARY LANE,

CBN NEWS, MALULA, SYRIA.

George: THANKS, GARY.

> SO WHAT IS THE DRIVING

FORCE BEHIND THIS

MURDEROUS PERSECUTION?

RECENTLY CBN'S MARK MARTIN

ASKED JEFF KING OF

"INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN

CONCERN" WHY THE ISLAMIC

STATE IS TRYING TO DESTROY

CHRISTIANITY IN THE MIDDLE

EAST.

Reporter: RADICAL

EXTREMISTS FROM ISLAM HAVE

ALWAYS TRIED TO DESTROY

CHRISTIANITY.

BASICALLY THEIR FIRST

ROUTE IS TO ENSLAVE IT, IF

NOT, THEY'LL CRUSH IT.

BUT WITH ISIS AND THE

VARIOUS GROUPS, THEY'RE

TRYING TO CREATE AN

ISLAMIC CALIPHATE, AND

THAT'S ACROSS THE MIDDLE

EAST.

IT HAS HAD DEVASTATING

RESULTS.

IF YOU LOOK BACK, IT IS

NOT JUST ISIS.

IT IS THE TALIBAN, IT'S

al-QAEDA.

IT IS ONE GROUP AFTER

ANOTHER.

IT IS RADICAL ISLAM.

THEY'RE TRYING TO RECREATE

WHAT MUHAMMAD STARTED.

Reporter: GIVE US AN

IDEA HOW MANY CHRISTIANS

HAVE FLED THE REGION AND

HOW MANY ARE LEFT?

IF YOU LOOK AT IRAQ, IN

2003, THERE WERE

1.25 MILLION CHRISTIANS,

AND NOW THERE ARE 250,000.

CHRISTIANS ARE OBVIOUSLY

UNWELCOME.

THEY'RE VOTING WITH THEIR

FEET.

THEY'RE GOING WHEREVER

THEY CAN.

A LOT ARE GOING TO THE

STATES, EUROPE.

BUT ISLAM AND

FUNDAMENTALIST ISLAM ARE A

HUGE PART OF IT.

Reporter: COULD ISIS

BE SUCCESSFUL IS WIPING

CHRISTIANITY OUT FROM THE

REGION?

IT IS POSSIBLE.

I DON'T THINK THAT IS

GOING TO HAPPEN.

THERE IS GOING TO BE A

REMNANT.

MAYBE WE'RE ALREADY DOWN

TO THAT.

WHEN YOU TALK OF THAT DROP

IN NUMBERS, THAT'S A

MASSIVE DROP.

BUT THE TIDE IS STARTING

TO TURN ON ISIS.

IT SEEMS LIKE AT LEAST IN

SYRIA AND IRAQ, THEY'RE

GETTING RESTRICTED.

WE'RE PUSHING BACK.

Reporter: JEFF,

UNFORTUNATELY THAT IS NOT

JUST HAPPENING IN THE

MIDDLE EAST.

WHERE ELSE IS THIS

HAPPENING?

IF YOU LOOK AT NIGERIA,

BOKO HARAM AND THE

MILITANTS HAVE HAD A

DEVASTATING EFFECT.

THEY HAVE KILLED AT LEAST

50,000 CHRISTIANS, AND

THEY DON'T GET NEARLY THE

HEADLINES.

IT IS KIND OF A STRANGE

PHENOMENON.

THAT'S THE BIG STORY.

IT IS RADICAL ISLAM ALL

OVER THE WORLD.

THAT'S THE HEADLINE

GRABBERS.

CHINA IS LED BY A

HARDLINER RIGHT NOW.

AND THERE IS A WOMAN

DEFENDING HER CHURCH THAT

IS BEING BULLDOZED.

THERE IS A GOVERNMENT

CAMPAIGN AGAINST CHURCHES.

THEY BULL DOSDOZE THEM, AND

THIS WOMAN WAS DEFENDING

HER CHURCH AND SHE WAS

BURIED ALIVE.

INDIA IS VERY HOSTILE

TOWARDS CHRISTIANS.

THERE IS A WHOLE REGION

WHERE CHRISTIANITY WAS

DECLARED ILLEGAL.

Reporter: JEFF, THANK

YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

George: POLITICIANS,

MISSIONARIES, AND MEMBERS

OF THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

WILL GATHER IN WASHINGTON,

D.C. THIS SUMMER TO FOCUS

ON THE DISAPPEARING CHURCH

IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

IT IS CALLED "THE BRIDGE."

AND TO LEARN MORE, YOU CAN

GO TO OUR WEBSITE,

cbnnews.com.

AS I WAS GOING TO SAY,

PERSECUTION ISN'T JUST

HAPPENING IN THE MIDDLE

EAST.

CHRISTIANS IN A PAKISTANI

VILLAGE WERE RECENTLY

GIVEN TWO OPTIONS: CONVERT

TO ISLAM OR DIE.

NOW MORE THAN 100

CHRISTIAN FAMILIES HAVE

REPORTEDLY FLED AFTER MOBS

OF RADICAL MUSLIMS STARTED

TORCHING HOMES THERE.

THE VIOLENCE STARTED WHEN

A MUSLIM MAN ACCUSED A

CHRISTIAN OF BLA BLASPHEMYING

MUHAMMAD.

THEY REPORTEDLY PLANNED TO

SET HIM ON FIRE, BUT HE

MANAGED TO ESCAPE.

> COMING UP, A

PRO-FAMILY ADVOCATE FROM

THE TINY NATION OF GEORGIA

TELLS US WHY HE IS

DETERMINED TO FIGHT FOR

THE FAITH.

George: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "CHRISTIAN WORLD

NEWS."

THE REPUBLICAN OF GEORGIA

IS ONE OF THE OLDEST

CHRISTIAN COUNTRIES IN THE

WORLD.

FOR CENTURIES, NUMEROUS

EMPIRES HAVE TRIED TO LEM

ELIMINATE CHRISTIANITY

THERE, AND NOW GEORGIA

FACES A NEW CHALLENGE TO

ITS VALUES AND FAITH, THIS

TIME FROM THE UNITED

STATES AND EUROPE.

25 YEARS AFTER THE

COLLAPSE OF THE SOVIET

UNION, GEORGIA'S PRIME

MINISTER SAYS FORGING TIES

WITH THE WEST IS IN HIS

COUNTRY'S BEST INTEREST.

IT IS VERY CLEAR THAT

WE OF GEORGIAN PEOPLE AND

POPULATION, TO BE

PRO-WESTERN AND

PRO-EUROPEAN.

George: THE TINY

NATION OF GEORGIA LIES

BETWEEN RUSSIA AND TURKEY.

WHILE THE MAJORITY FAVOR

CLOSER TIES --

WE'RE NOT SAYING WE'RE

AGAINST THE WEST.

I ALWAYS SAY I'M A BIG

ENTHUSIAST OF SELECTIVE

WESTERNIZATION OF GEORGIA.

George: MANY, LIKE

THIS MAN, INSIST THAT THE

OPENING MUST NOT HAPPENING

AT THE EXPENSE OF

GEORGIA'S FAITH AND FAMILY

VALUES.

WE'LL TAKE ALL OF THE

PRODUCTIVE, PROGRES PROGRESSIVE

THINGS FROM YOU, BUT WE'LL

THROW IN THE GARBAGE ALL

OF THE NONSENSE.

THIS MEANS YOUR CURRENT

PSEUDO MORALS NEE MORAL STANDARDS

NEED TO STAY OUT OF HERE.

George: THOSE PSEUDO

MORAL STANDARDS ARE THE

E.U. FORCING GEORGIA TO

ACCEPT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

AS SOCIETY NORMS.

IF YOU THINK INDECENT,

RADICAL SOCIAL BEHAVIOR IS

SOMETHING YOU WANT TO DO,

THAT'S YOUR CHOICE.

BUT IF I THINK THIS IS AN

EMBARRASSING SIN, I WANT

TO REMAIN A SOCIETY THAT

IS ALLOWED TO SAY THAT.

George: THERE IS

PRESSURE FROM THE EUROPEAN

UNION, AND THEY PASSED A

CONTROVERSIAL LAW IN 2014,

MAKING IT ILLEGAL TO

DISCRIMINATE AGAINST

PEOPLE ON THE BASIS OF

THEIR SEXUAL ORIENTATION.

HE SAYS THAT THAT DECISION

AMOUNTED TO THE

LEGALIZATION OF

HOMOASSOCIATHOMOSEXUALITY IN GEORGIA.

YOU SAY THIS LAW IS PART

OF AN INTERNATIONAL

AGENDA.

WHAT IS THAT AGENDA?

TO DESTROY THE FAMILY.

I BELIEVE THE FRONT LINE

OF THIS WAR IS IN EVERY

LIVING ROOM AND IN EVERY

BEDROOM, WHERE YOUR WHY

AND MY WIFE AND OUR

CHILDREN SLEEP.

George: THE FRONT

LINE IS SPREADING TO

GEORGIAN CLASSROOMS, WHERE

CHILDREN ARE BEING THOUGHT

GENDER THEORY.

THIS WOMAN IS DIRECTOR OF

A PRO-FAMILY ORGANIZATION.

SHE SAYS THE AIM IS SIMPLE

YET ALARMING.

TO CHANGE THE THINKING

OF THE CHILDREN, TO BE

OPEN AND TO ACCEPT THE

THINGS THAT STILL MY

GENERATION AND OLDER

GENERATIONS CONSIDER TO BE

NOT REALLY ACCEPTABLE.

George: GEORGIA IS

DEEPLY CONSERVATIVE.

MORE THAN 80% OF THE

POPULATION SAY THEY BELONG

TO THE ORTHODOX CHURCH.

AND POLLS SHOW THE

MAJORITY SIDES WITH THE

CHURCH IN OPPOSING

ANYTHING OTHER THAN

TRADITIONAL HETEROSEXUAL

RELATIONSHIPS.

WE FEEL THE

RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE

FUTURE OF THIS COUNTRY,

FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR

CHILDREN AND THE NEXT

GENERATION.

George: BUT NOT

EVERYONE AGREES WITH THE

CHURCH'S STANCE ON

MARRIAGE.

SOME HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS

HAVE LABELLED THIS COUNTRY

ONE OF THE MOST HOMOPHOBIC

NATIONS IN THE WORLD.

ARE YOU AFRAID FOR YOUR

LIFE?

AS FOR ME, PERSONALLY,

YES, BECAUSE MY LIFE IS IN

DANGER OF GEORGIA, AND NOT

JUST BECAUSE OF MY SEXUAL

ORIENTATION, BUT BECAUSE

OF MY PROFESSION, TOO.

George: THIS MAN

AGREED TO MEET WITH CBN

NEWS AT AN UNDISCLOSED

LOCATION IN THE CAPITAL.

HE IS A LAWYER FOR THE

LGBT COMMUNITY AND SAYS HE

HAS MADE A PRICE FOR IT.

MANY TIMES I WAS BEATEN

BY POLICEMEN AND ORDINARY

PEOPLE.

George: HE MADE

HEADLINES WHEN HE BECAME

THE FIRST PERSON EVER TO

FILE A SUIT WITH THE

CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

SEEKING SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

THE LAWSUIT IS STILL

PENDING.

A MAJORITY OF GEORGIANS

TODAY BELIEVE THAT WHAT

YOU'RE DOING, YOUR

LIFESTYLE, IS SINFUL.

AND THEY SAY THAT YOU ARE

DESTROYING THEIR COUNTRY.

I THINK THAT THIS IS

THE CASE, AND I'M NOT

SURPRISED THAT PEOPLE FEEL

THIS WAY.

THE PRINCIPLES OF

SECULARISM ARE VIOLATED IN

GEORGIA.

THE ORTHODOX CHURCH PUTS

SO MUCH PRESSURE ON THE

SOCIETY TO MAKE SURE

GEORGIAN HUMAN RIGHTS ARE

NOT EXTENDED TO INCLUDE

LGBT PEOPLE.

George: AND HE

WORRIES THAT THE PRESSURE

TO BECOME MORE ACCEPTING

OF HOMOSEXUALITY IN

GEORGIA WILL ONLY

INTENSIFY FOLLOWING LAST

YEAR'S CONTROVERSIAL

SUPREME COURT DECISION,

LEGALIZING SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE IN AMERICA.

HE BEMOANS THE FACT THAT

SINCE THE RULING, MANY IN

AMERICA ARE TOO FRAYE AFRAID TO

SPEAK OUT ABOUT

HOMOSEXUALITY.

YOU CAN NO LONGER

EXPRESS YOUR OPINION ABOUT

WHAT IS SHAMEFUL AND

DISGRACEFUL.

YOU ARE CRUCIFIED FOR

THAT.

THE WHOLE CONCEPT OF SIN

IS BEING ABOLISHED.

WHERE IS IT.

THE ME METAMORPHIS IN THE

ENGLISH LANGUAGE IS AS

SOUNDING.

SHAME USED TO MEAN SHAME.

IN MODERN ENGLISH, WHEN

SHETHEY SAY "SHAME" THEY MEAN

IT IS A PITY.

George: HE IS PRAYING

GEORGIA WILL NEVER REACH

THAT POINT.

HE URGES HIS FELLOW

COUNTRYMEN TO PROCLAIM THE

TRUTH OF LOVE.

ARE CHRISTIANS IN

GEORGIA, LIKE YOURSELF,

GOING TO DETERMINE THE

FUTURE OF YOUR COUNTRY IN

THE END?

WHAT ELSE?

OF COURSE.

THAT'S IT.

NOTHING ELSE.

George: AND FOR MORE

ON THIS INTERVIEW, YOU CAN

GO TO OUR WEBSITE AT

cbnnews.com.

> WELL, FOLKS, STILL

AHEAD ON "CHRISTIAN WORLD

NEWS," CELEBRATING

PENTECOST WITH A NEW

OUTREACH.

SEE THE GROUPS THAT ARE

JOINING FORCES TO BRING

THE GOOD NEWS TO THE LAW.

George: CHRISTIANS

AROUND THE WORLD CELEBRATE

PENTECOST SUNDAY ON MAY

13th, MARKING THE BIRTH

OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH.

THERE IS A REKINDLED

MOVEMENT TO TAKE THE

GOSPEL OF JESUS TO THE

FARTHEST CORNERS OF THE

EARTH.

CHURCHES, MISSIONS GROUPS,

AND CHRISTIAN MEDIA ARE

JOINING FORCES TO REACH

OUT TO MORE THAN

2.5 BILLION PEOPLE WHO

HAVE NEVER HEARD THE

GOSPEL.

AND FIVE BILLION HAVE

NEVER MET A TRUE FOLLOWER

OF JESUS.

A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE

LARGEST MISSIONS

ASSOCIATION IN NORTH

AMERICA RECENTLY SPOKE

WITH CBN NEWS.

Reporter: THERE ARE

BILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN THE

WORLD TODAY THAT STILL

HAVE YET TO HEAR THE NAME

OF JESUS CHRIST.

IN A CONTEXT THAT HE IS

THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD.

AND THEREFORE THOSE

2.5 BILLION PEOPLE STILL

NEED A CLEAR PRESENTATION

OF THE GOSPEL OF JESUS

CHRIST.

AND SO WE SEE IT, REALLY,

AS AN OVERSIGHT OR A CRIME

AGAINST HUMANITY THAT

THESE PEOPLE HAVE YET TO

HEAR THE GOSPEL MESSAGE

PROCLAIMED TO THEM IN A

WAY THAT IS UNDERSTANDABLE

TO THEM.

George: BY THE WAY,

THIS IS THE INAUGURAL YEAR

FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DAY

FOR THE UNREACHED.

TO FIND OUT MORE,

INCLUDING HOW YOU CAN GET

INVOLVED, GO TO OUR

WEBSITE, cbnnews.com.

> ISRAEL SAYS THANK YOU

TO HUNDREDS OF EVANGELICAL

CHRISTIANS STANDING BY ITS

SIDE.

THE ISRAELI EMBASSY IN

WASHINGTON, D.C. HOSTED

ITS 15th ANNUAL

CHRISTIAN SOLIDARITY

EVENT.

MICHAEL LITTLE WAS THERE,

AND HE SAID CHRISTIANS AND

JEWS MUST STAND TOGETHER

AGAINST JEWS AROUND THE

WORLD, WHO WANT ISRAEL TO

STOP BEING A NATION IN THE

MIDDLE EAST.

THE ROOTS OF

ANTI-SEMITISM GO TO THOSE

WHO HAVE SIDED WITH THE

ENEMY OF OUR SOULS.

IT IS THE DESTROYER

HIMSELF WHO IS AT THE ROOT

OF THIS, AND IS USING

GROUPS OF PEOPLE TODAY WHO

OPPOSE ISRAEL BECAUSE OF

THEIR OWN SELFISH REASONS.

ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO

DEAL WITH ANTI-SEMITISM IS

THE WORD OF GOD, TO BE

BELIEVED AS THE WORD OF

GOD, AND TAKEN AND USED AS

THE WORD OF GOD.

AND AS YOU READ IT, IT

GIVES YOU THE HISTORY OF

THE JEWISH PEOPLE.

George: THE EVENT

ALSO INCLUDED APPEARANCES

FROM RON DERMER, THE

ISRAEL AMBASSADOR TO THE

UNITED STATES, AND ALSO

DR. RICHARD LAND, THE THE

PRESIDENT OF THE SOUTHERN

EVANGELICAL SEMINARY.

> WHEN WE COME BACK, A

CHINESE PASTOR WHO PAID A

HIGH PRICE FOR SPEAKING

OUT.

SEE HOW HIS CHURCH

REWARDED HIS COURAGE.

George:

George: TO THE

BROADCAST.

MEMBERS OF A CHINESE

CHURCH ARE GLAD TO HAVE

THEIR PASTOR BACK HOME.

HE RECEIVED A HERO'S

WELCOME AFTER SPENDING 240

DAYS IN JAIL.

HE SPOKE OUT AGAINST A

CAMPAIGN AGAINST CHURCHES

BY THE PROVINCIAL

GOVERNMENT IN JINGJAN

PROVINCE.

AUTHORITIES THERE HAVE

DESTROYED SEVERAL CHURCHES

AND TORN DOWN HUNDREDS OF

CROSSES FROM CHURCH

BUILDINGS.

HOWEVER, INSPIRED BY THE

PASTOR'S RELIEF, CHINESE

CHRISTIANS SAY THEY WILL

NOT STOP FIGHTING FOR

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND

THEIR FAITH.

MANY CHINESE CHURCHES ARE

SEEKING TO BLESS THEIR

COUNTRY.

SINCE CHINA IS ONE OF THE

FASTEST DEVELOPING

COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD, IT

NEEDS THE HELP.

ONE SOCIAL CHALLENGE WHERE

CHURCHES ARE MAKING A

DIFFERENCE IS SERVING THE

GROWING NUMBER OF SENIOR

CITIZENS.

MUNG FE LEE HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: IT IS

ESTIMATED, THERE WILL BE

400 MILLION PEOPLE OVER

THE AGE OF 60, AND MORE

THAN 94 MILLION OVER THE

AGE OF 80 BY THE YEAR

2021.

THIS GROWING POPULATION

PRESENTS A BURDEN ON

SOCIETY.

ESPECIALLY FOR THE

CHILDREN.

BUT AN UNLIKELY SOLUTION

IS PRESENTING ITSELF, AS

MANY MORE OLDER CHINESE

PEOPLE ARE JOINING

CHURCHES.

FOR SOME CHINESE SENIORS,

COMING TO CHURCH IS A NEW

EXPERIENCE.

BUT THEY ENJOY BEING WITH

OTHERS, AND ARE OPEN TO

HEARING ABOUT JESUS.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

BEFORE COMING TO CHURCH, I

WAS ALONE.

I WAS SO AFRAID OF THE

LONELINESS.

TODAY I'M SURROUNDED WITH

CHURCH ELDERS, AND I'M

HAVING FUN IN CHURCH AND

GETTING TO KNOW GOD.

Reporter:

WORKING-AGED CHILDREN ARE

MOVING TO THE CITIES FOR

WORK, AND THEY BRING THEIR

PARENTS WITH THEM.

NOW CHURCHES IN LARGE

CITIES IN CHINA ARE

RECOGNIZING THIS MISSION

FIELD AND REACHING OUT TO

THE SENIORS THROUGH

DAY-TIME ACTIVITIES.

Through Translator: I

AM VERY PLEASED TO START

THIS MINISTRY.

IT GIVES THE CHURCH

GREATER OPPORTUNITIES TO

KNOW THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

MEMBERS.

NOT EVERYONE BELIEVES IN

JESUS, BUT WE TRY TO

EMPHASIZE THAT WE CARE

ABOUT THEM, AND THEY ARE

NOT ALONE.

JESUS IS ALWAYS WITH THEM.

Reporter: RECENTLY

CHURCH LEADERED STARTED TO

NOTICE MORE AND MORE

YOUNGER CHINESE PEOPLE

STARTING TO JOIN THE

WORSHIP SERVICES.

MAINLY THEY'RE INVITED BY

THE ELDERLY PARENTS TO

JOIN THE CHINESE CHRISTIAN

COMMUNITY.

OLDER CHINESE ARE SLOW TO

EMBRACE CHRISTIANITY,

LOYAL TO THE OLD WAYS, BUT

LOCAL CHURCHES ARE WORKING

HARD TO GET THEM INVOLVED

IN CHURCH ACTIVITIES,

THROUGH MINISTRY AND

WORSHIP EVENTS.

IN THIS WAY, THE CHINESE

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY IS

HOPING TO REACH THIS

IMPORTANT PART OF THE

CHINESE SOCIETY.

MUNG FE LEE FOR CBN NEWS.

George: THANKS SO

MUCH FOR JOINING US THIS

WEEK.

UNTIL NEXT WEEK, GOOD-BYE

AND GOD BLESS YOU.

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