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Christian World News - May 27, 2016

This week on Christian World News: Protecting Christians in the Middle East. What can the West do to stop the genocide? Plus, we visit a Berlin church whose congregation has been doubled by former Muslims. And, a little-known part of history ... ... Read Transcript


THIS WEEK ON "CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS," PROTECTING

CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE

EAST.

WE ASKED RELIGIOUS LEADERS

IN THE REGION WHAT THE

WEST CANO TO END THE

GENOCIDE.

Wendy: PLUS, A BERLIN

CHURCH WHO'S CONGREGATION

HAS BEEN DOUBLED BY FORMER

MUSLIMS.

George: AND A

LITTLE-KNOWN PART OF

HISTORY COMES ALIVE INSIDE

A JERUSALEM MUSEUM.

WE'LL GO INSIDE THE STATE

OF ART, "FRIENDS OF ZION

MUSEUM."

HELLO, EVERYONE, WELCOME

TO THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS."

I'M GEORGE THOMAS.

Wendy: AND I'M WEN WENDY

GRIFFITH.

WORLD LEADERS HAVE

DECLARED ISIS ATROCITIES

AGAINST CHRISTIANS IN IRAQ

AND SYRIA GENOCIDE.

BUT WHAT EXACTLY IS

GENOCIDE, AND WHAT DOES

THE DESIGNATION REQUIRE OF

THE UNITED STATES?

George: OUR

COLLEAGUE, GARY LANE, WENT

TO THE MIDDLE EAST FOR

INSIGHT FROM RELIGIOUS

LEADERS ON WHY USING THE

WORD "GENOCIDE" IS

IMPORTANT AND WHAT SHOULD

BE DONE TO STOP THE

BRUTALITY.

THIS IS A GENOCIDE.

WE HAVE NO KNOW THE

REALITY, AND WE HAVE TO

SEE THE REALITY.

WE MUST DO SOMETHING.

THEY MUST NOT WAIT UNTIL

THE BODIES ARE BURIED.

IN MY JUDGMENT, DAESH

IS RESPONSIBLE FOR

GENOCIDE AGAINST GROUPS

AND AREAS UNDER ITS

CONTROL, INCLUDING THE

YAZIDIS, CHRISTIANS, AND

SHI'A MUSLIMS.

Reporter: RESULTING

IN THE WORST HUMANITARIAN

CRISIS SINCE WORLD WAR

TWO.

12 MILLION SYRIANS, ABOUT

HALF OF THE POPULATION OF

THE COUNTRY, ARE EITHER

INTERNALLY DISPLACED OR

REFUGEES IN NEIGHBORING

COUNTRIES.

AND IT IS NOT JUST IN

SYRIA.

THE YAZIDIS AND CHRISTIANS

OF NEIGHBORING IRAQ HAVE

SUFFERED FROM THE WORST

ACTS OF ISIS GENOCIDE.

THOSE PEOPLE, THEY KILL

EVERYTHING.

NOT JUST THEY KILL THE

HUMANS.

THEY KILL OUR HISTORY, OUR

DIGNITY, OUR CHURCHES.

NOW MOSUL -- THEY ARE

ALL OF THE PLACES EMPTY

FROM THE CHRISTIANS.

HERE NOW WE HAVE ABOUT

400,000 PEOPLE THAT ARE

REFUGEES.

THEY ARE LIVING IN THE

TENTS.

IN THE WINTER, IN THE

SUMMER, IN THE BAD

WEATHER, IN THE GOOD

WEATHER, WITHOUT INCOME,

WATER OR O FOOD OR SHOES OR

CLOTHING.

NO.

HERE WE ARE 3,500 WOMEN

WHO ARE KIDNAPPED UNDER

ISIS' CONTROL.

STILL WE HAVE 1,000

BOYS, BETWEEN 6 TO 10

YEARS, ARE CAPTIVES IN THE

SPECIAL PLACE IN MOSUL,

TEACHING THEM TO

CONVERT -- WASHING THE

BRAINS OF THEM, AND

TEACHING THEM TO USE THE

WEAPONS.

A NEW GENERATION FOR

TERRORISTS, FOR ISIS.

[CHANTING]

[CHANTING]

*

Reporter: SOME

ADVOCATES SUGGEST THE

CREATION OF A CHRISTIAN

SAFE ZONE IN NORTHEASTERN

SYRIA, OR A HOMELAND IN

IRAQ'S NINEVEH PLAINS.

BUT SOME RELIGIOUS LEADERS

OPPOSE THE IDEA.

WE DON'T LIKE TO BE

SEPARATE.

THE CHRISTIAN COUNTRY AND

THE MUSLIM COUNTRY.

ALWAYS WE LIVE TOGETHER.

WE ARE BROTHERS AND

SISTERS.

WE HAD A GOOD EXPERIENCE

BETWEEN CHRISTIANS AND

MUSLIMS.

WHY DO WE HAVE TO LIVE

THIS EXPERIENCE?

IT IS A GOOD TESTIMONY

THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY CAN

LIVE TOGETHER.

Reporter: THE

CHRISTIANS ARE LEAVING.

WHO WILL BE SALT AND

LIGHT?

EXACTLY.

Reporter: WITH THE

RESOLUTION FROM THE

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND

THE DESIGNATION FROM U.S.

SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN

KERRY, THE WORLD NOW KNOWS

THAT CHRISTIANS HERE IN

SYRIA FACE GENOCIDE.

THIS IS NOT A QUESTION

OF BELIEF OR NOT BELIEF.

I'M CHRISTIAN OR NOT

CHRISTIAN.

IT IS REALLY ABOUT THE

HUMAN DIGNITY.

*

George: THANKS, GARY.

WE HAVE LINKS TO RESOURCES

ON HOW YOU CAN HELP

CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE

EAST.

FIND THEM AT OUR WEBSITE,

cbnnews.com.

Wendy: THOUSANDS OF

MUSLIM REFUGEES ARE

REPORTEDLY TURNING TO

CHRIST IN EUROPE.

THE DAILY BEAST WEBSITE

SAYS THEY'RE CONVERTING IN

COUNTRIES LIKE GERMANY,

THE NETHERLANDS, AND

DENMARK.

THEY TOLD THE GERMAN

MAGAZINE, "IN ISLAM, WE

ALWAYS LIVED IN FEAR.

FEAR OF GOD, FEAR OF SIN,

FEAR OF PUNISHMENT.

BUT CHRIST IS A GOD OF

LOVE."

ONE GERMAN PASTOR CALLED

THE CONVERSIONS, QUOTE,"A

GIFT FROM GOD."

George: IN SOME

EUROPEAN CITIES, THE NEW

CONVERTS ARE FILLING

CHURCHES THAT HAVE LONG

BEEN EMPTY.

SADLY CHURCH ATTENDANCE IN

EUROPE HAS BEEN DROPPING

FOR DECADES.

BUT IN ONE GERMAN CHURCH,

MUSLIM CONVERTS TO

CHRISTIANITY ARE ACTUALLY

REVIVING THE CONGREGATION.

HERE IS OUR REPORT.

Reporter: PARTS OF

GERMANY ARE AMONG THE MOST

GODLESS AREAS IN THE

WORLD.

BELIEF IN GOD IN THE OLD

EAST GERMANY IS ONLY 13%,

BUT CHURCH ATTENDANCE IS

GROWING HERE, THANKS TO

FORMER MUSLIMS FROM IRAN.

AT THE "HOUSE OF GOD'S

HELP," IN EAST BERLIN,

CONVERTS TO CHRISTIANITY

HAVE DOUBLED THE SIZE OF

THE CONGREGATION.

IT CAME LIKE AN

UNEXPECTED SUMMER RAIN.

SUDDENLY NEW PEOPLE

STARTED COMING EVERY WEEK,

AND ASKED TO BE BAPTIZED.

IN THE BEGINNING, ONLY

FIVE OR SIX CAME.

THEY WERE EASY TO SPOT,

AND WE GOT TO KNOW THEM.

OVER TIME, THEY CAME WITH

FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS.

Reporter: GERMANY HAS

EXPERIENCED A SEARCH IN

ISLAM.

MUSLIMS CONDUCTED A

NATIONWIDE CAMPAIGN TO

GIVE AWAY QURANS, IN A

COUNTRY THAT HAS LARGELY

TURNED ITS BACK ON

BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY.

BUT IRANIAN IMMIGRANTS, OR

PERSIANS, HAVE ALREADY

EXPERIENCED THE DARKNESS

AND OPPRESSION OF ISLAM IN

THEIR NATIVE LAND.

MICHAEL ASKED THAT WE

DISGUISE HIS FACE TO

PROTECT HIS FAMILY IN

IRAN.

I MET A FEW TIMES WITH

FRIENDS IN TEHRAN, IN AN

UNDERGROUND CHURCH, IN A

FLAT.

AND THERE WE SPOKE ABOUT

JESUS.

AND WE TRIED TO DO A BIBLE

STUDY SOMETIMES WITHOUT AN

ACTUAL BIBLE.

Reporter: ALL OF THE

PERSIANS WE TALKED TO

ACCEPTED CHRIST IN IRAN

AND THEN HAD TO EITHER

FLEE OR RISK PRISON OR

DEATH.

I WAS ON MY WAY TO A

HOUSE CHURCH MEETING WHEN

I SAW POLICE OUTSIDE THE

FLAT.

SO I DIDN'T GO IN.

AND LATER I CALLED MY

MOTHER.

SHE SAID THE POLICE WERE

HERE LOOKING FOR YOU.

SO MY FAMILY HELPED ME

FLEE THE COUNTRY.

WHEN I WAS IN IRAN, I

WANTED TO BECOME A

CHRISTIAN, BUT IT IS

REALLY DIFFICULT TO LEARN

ABOUT CHRISTIANITY IN

IRAN.

IT IS FORBIDDEN FOR A

MUSLIM TO BECOME A

CHRISTIAN.

IT WAS REALLY DIFFICULT.

I HAD TO LEAVE AND I LOST

MY HOME AND MY FAMILY.

Reporter: ROSEMARY

SAID THE PERSIANS WERE

SURPRISED TO FIND SO MANY

GERMANS DISINTERESTED IN

CHRISTIANITY.

MOST OF THEM BECAME

CHRISTIANS IN IRAN, AND

KNOW MORE ABOUT

CHRISTIANITY THAN YOU

WOULD EXPECT.

THEY ARE AHEAD OF US IN A

SENSE BECAUSE THEY HAVE

ALREADY BEEN PERSECUTED

FOR CHRIST.

AND THEY FIGURED OUT

PRETTY QUICKLY THAT A LOT

OF GERMANS ARE CHRISTIANS

IN NAME ONLY, AND THEY'RE

DISAPPOINTED THAT GERMANS

TAKE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM FOR

GRANTED.

Reporter: SOME

GERMANS ARE SUSPICIOUS OF

THE CONVERSIONS BECAUSE

BEING BAPTIZED CAN HELP A

REFUGEE STAY IN GERMANY,

RATHER THAN BE DEPORTED.

SO SISTER ROSEMARY TAKES

THE CHRISTIAN CONVERTS

THROUGH A RIGOROUS

SCHEDULE OF BIBLE CLASSES.

I DISSUSPECT THAT SOME

OF THEM WANTED TO BE

BAPTIZED SO THEY CAN GET

THEIR RESIDENCY IN

GERMANY.

THAT TURNED OUT TO BE THE

CASE WITH ONLY A FEW.

SOME OF THEM, WHO HAVE

ALREADY BEEN BAPTIZED HAVE

COME BACK TO OUR FAITH AND

CLASS FOR THE FOURTH TIME.

Reporter: IT IS NOT

KNOWN HOW MANY CONVERSIONS

HAVE JOINED CHURCHES IN

GERMANY, BUT IT IS

NUMBERING IN THE

THOUSANDS.

AAT THE "HOUSE OF GOD'S

HELP" IT HAS REINVIGORATED

THE CONGREGATION.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS,

BERLIN.

Wendy: COMING UP, A

SUMMER CAMP IN BOLIVIA IS

CHANGING THE LIVES OF

YOUNG PEOPLE.

WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW, NEXT.

Wendy: VENEZUALA IS

FACING AN ECONOMIC CRISIS.

THE SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRY

IS THE FIFTH LARGEST

EXPORTER OF OIL IN THE

WORLD, YET THERE ARE

SHORTAGES OF FOOD AND

WATER AND INFLATION IS

SKYROCKETING.

THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM HAS

CRUMBLED, WITH HOSPITALS

LACKING BASIC MEDICINE AND

EQUIPMENT.

CRITICS EXPLAIN SOCIALIST

LEADER PRESIDENT NICOLAS

MADURO -- THEY'RE CALLING

FOR HIM TO STEP ASIDE.

BUT MADURO DECLARED A

STATE OF EMERGENCY, WHICH

CREATED A PROBLEM IN THAT

COUNTRY AS WELL.

IMOOR George: IN THE MIDST

OF THE CONFUSION,

CHRISTIANS ARE RAISING

THEIR VOICES.

THEY'RE GIVING PRAISE TO

GOD AND CRYING OUT FOR

THEIR COUNTRY.

Reporter: CANECAS

CHURCH HAS ORGANIZED THIS

PRAYER WALK.

THEY CAME TO RAISE A CRY

TO GOD FOR VENEZUALA.

IT HAS BEEN THREE

MONTHS TO ORGANIZE THIS

WORK.

IT HAS BEEN A BLESSING TO

GET PERMISSION FOR THE

CHURCH OF THE LORD, TO

MAKE IT COME OUT.

WITH THE SLOGAN "I PRAY

FOR MY COUNTRY," THOUSANDS

OF CHRISTIANS MARCHED AND

THEY PRAYED FOR THE UNITY

OF THE CHURCH.

ON BENDED KNEES, THEY

RAISED A CRY OF REPENTANCE

FOR THE NATION.

Through Translator:

WE NEED TO TURN TO GOD,

CRY OUT TO THE LORD, AND

ASK HIM TO INTERVENE.

Reporter: PASTORS OF

THE CITY READ ARTICLES OF

A SPIRITUAL DECREE FOR

VENEZUALA, AND THE PEOPLE

UNITED AGREE TO SERVE FOR

THE UNITY OF THE CHURCH BY

A COVENANT.

[SPEAKING IN SPANISH

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

WE ARE MOTIVATED MORE THAN

EVER TO PRAY FOR VENEZUALA

BECAUSE THE SITUATION IS

VERY CRITICAL.

ONLY PRAYER AND THE UNITY

OF THE BODY OF CHRIST WILL

MAKE THE COUNTRY BETTER.

Reporter: CBN NEWS.

Wendy: THANKS,

JAVIER.

> FURTHER SOUTH, IN

BOLIVIA, THE POLITICAL

SITUATION IS NOT SO DIRE.

IN FACT, MANY YOUNG PEOPLE

THERE ARE TURNING THEIR

MINDS TO SOMETHING MUCH

MORE RELAXING: SUMMER

CAMP.

George: AND VERY FEW

LATIN-AMERICAN YOUTH GET

TO EXPERIENCE THE FUN OF

SUMMER CAMP, AND CHRISTIAN

CAMPS ARE FEW AND FAR

BETWEEN.

BUT THOSE THAT DO EXIST

HAVE SENT THOUSANDS OF

LIVES ON A DIFFERENT

COURSE.

STAN JETER REPORTS.

Reporter: WHEN

STUDENTS ARRIVE AT THE

MONTE BLANCO CAMP IN

BOLIVIA, THEY EMBARK ON AN

ADVENTURE THAT TOUCHES THE

LIVES OF MORE THAN 5,000

JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH

SCHOOL CAMPERS EVERY YEAR.

CAMPS LIKE THESE ARE RARE

IN AMERICA.

ESPECIALLY CAMPS WITH AN

EMPHASIS ON FUN AND GAMES.

THE CAMPUS DATES BACK TO

1952, WHEN THEY

ESTABLISHED THE TUMBLE

BOARDING SCHOOL FOR

MISSIONARY CHILDREN.

TOM ENVISIONED IT IN THE

1950S, WHILE HE PARENTS

WORKED WITH A NATIVE

TRIBE.

HE HAS TAKEN HIS OLD

MISSION SCHOOL CAMPUS AND

TURNED IT INTO ONE OF

LATIN-AMERICA'S MODEL

CHRISTIAN CAMPS.

MONTE BLANCO HAS BECOME A

MAGNET FOR CAMPERS.

WE USE FOOD, FUN, AND

FELLOWSHIP.

THEY DON'T GO FOR THEIR

SPIRITUAL NEEDS OR

BECAUSE, OH, I HAVE A

DRIVING DESIRE TO ACCEPT

JESUS CHRIST.

Reporter: THE FUN AND

FELLOWSHIP INCLUDE OUTDOOR

GAMES AND TEAM-BUILDING

COMPETITION, ALL FOCUSED

ON A SINGLE OBJECT.

FROM THE TIME THEY GET

OFF THE BUS UNTIL THEY GET

BACK ON THE BUS TO LEAVE

OUR FACILITY, EVERY ACTIVE

THEY'RE IN HAS A PURPOSE,

HAS A NERVOUS THAT IS

WORKING TOGETHER TO DRAW

THEM TOWARDS A DECISION

MOMENT, WHETHER TO ACCEPT

CHRIST OR TO RECONCILE

THEIR LIVES WITH HIM.

Reporter: AND CHANGE

DOES HAPPEN, AS UP TO 300

CAMPERS AT A TIME

EXPERIENCE THE MIXTURE OF

FUN AND SPIRITUALITY.

MARIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL IS

ONE OF MANY SCHOOLS IN

SANTA CRUZ THAT SEND

STUDENTS TO MONTE BLANCO.

HE SAYS A HIGHLIGHT FOR

MANY OF HIS STUDENTS IS

THE BO BONFIRE.

THEY REMEMBER THAT

MOMENT WHEN THEY'RE ON THE

MOUNTAIN, AT THE BONFIRE,

WHEN THEY SING.

THOSE ARE TIMES THEY'LL

NEVER FORGET, AND THEY

TALK ABOUT IT ALL OF THE

TIME.

BECAUSE THEY SAY ON THAT

MOUNTAIN THEY TALKED TO ME

FROM THE WORD OF GOD.

Reporter: THE SAME

MESSAGE IS REINFORCED

DURING CHAPEL AND OTHER

CAMP ACTIVITIES, AND WHEN

STUDENTS MAKE A SPIRITUAL

COMMITMENT HERE, IT

DOESN'T TAKE LONG FOR

THEIR FAMILIES BACK HOME

TO NOTICE THE DIFFERENCE.

THE PARENTS SAY, WHAT

HAS HAPPENED TO OUR SON?

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?

BECAUSE WE SEE THEM

CHANGED.

BECAUSE THEY COME AND HUG

THEIR PARENTS.

THEY COME TO TELL THEM,

DAD, MOM, WE LOVE YOU, I

LOVE YOU.

OR THEY COME TO ASK

FORGIVENESS OF THEIR

PARENTS.

Reporter: CHANGED

ATTITUDES ALSO HELP

IMPROVE SCHOOL

PERFORMANCE.

THEY ARE MUCH MORE

RESPONSIBLE, MUCH MORE

DEDICATED.

THEY DO THEIR HOMEWORK.

THEY DO BETTER ON THEIR

TESTS.

THEY GET ALONG BETTER WITH

THEIR TEACHERS.

SO THEY HAVE A BETTER

CLIMATE FOR FULLY

DEVELOPING THEMSELVES.

OTHER PRINCIPALS HAVE

TOLD RAMSEY OF SIMILAR

CHANGES IN THEIR SCHOOLS.

ONE REPORTED, "OUR GRADES

WENT UP.

WE SAW A DROP IN DRUG USE

AND REBELLION IN OUR

SCHOOLS.

WE ACTUALLY WITNESSED THE

CHANGE, THE DRAMATIC

CHANGE, OF SOME OF THE

WORST YOUTH LEADERS IN OUR

SCHOOL WHO ACCEPTED THE

LORD AT MONTE BLANCO AND

CAME BACK."

Reporter: THE SUCCESS

OF THIS PROJECT HAS

CREATED NEW OPPORTUNITIES,

MOTIVATING THE STAFF TO

TAKE CHRISTIAN CAMPING ON

THE ROAD OR UP THE RIVER.

UP THE AMAZON, TO A

SMALL TOWN WHERE OVER 300

AND SOME YOUTH CAME

TOGETHER FOR A CAMP AND

CONFERENCE.

AND OUR STAFF RAN A CAMP,

VERY SIMILAR TO WHAT WE

RUN HERE, FOR THEM.

Reporter: RAMSEY AND

THE STAFF HOPE THAT MANY

MORE CHRISTIAN LEADERS

WILL DEVELOP CAMPING

PROGRAMS AS AN EFFECTIVE

INSTRUMENT FOR

TRANSFORMING

LATIN-AMERICA'S YOUTH.

STAN JETER, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: THANKS, STAN.

> UP NEXT, A MUSEUM THAT

HIGHLIGHTS THE SELDOM-TOLD

STORY OF THE HEROS AND

HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN

ZIONISM.

George: WELCOME BACK

TO "CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS."

A NUMBER OF NEW POLLS

REVEAL A GLOBAL RISE IN

ANTI-SEMITISM.

TO HELP COUNTER THAT

TREND, CHRISTIAN MANAGERS

FROM AROUNMANAGERMINISTERSFROM AROUNDLY AR OUND THE WORLD WILL

MEET, AND IT IS ALL PART

OOF AN EVENT CALLED

"CHRISTIAN ENCOUNTER."

THE GROUP'S PRESIDENT,

WAYNE HILLSTON, SAYS IT IS

IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE TO

REALIZE THAT ISRAEL WILL

BECOME MORE IMPORTANT IN

THE DAYS AHEAD.

Wendy: FEW PEOPLE

REALIZE THAT CHRISTIANS

PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE IN

BUILDING AND PROTECTING

THE MODERN STATE OF

ISRAEL.

HOWEVER, A

STATE-OF-THE-ART MUSEUM IN

ISRAEL SHOWS THE WORLD

THIS IMPORTANT HIDDEN

HISTORY.

CHRIS MITCHELL TAKES US

THERE.

Chris: THE MUSEUM

GREETS VISITORS WITH

STUNNING AREAS OF ISRAEL,

WHILE A MAP TRACES THE

LAND GIVEN BY GOD TO THE

12 TRIBES, ALL SET TO

ORIGINALLY SCORED MUSIC.

*

Reporter: THE MUSEUM

USES STATE-OF-THE-ART ART

TECHNOLOGY.

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.

THEY WANT TO TELL ONE OF

THE MOST COMPELLING AND

UNKNOWN STORIES ABOUT

MODERN ISRAEL, THE ROLE OF

CHRISTIAN ZIONISM.

NETANYAHU ADDRESSED THIS

HISTORY IN A 2012 SPEECH.

I DON'T BELIEVE THAT A

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 REGATHERING

OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE IN

THE 19th CENTURY MADE IT

POSSIBLE.

Reporter: THEY WANTED

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

WHERE CHRISTIANS COULD GO

TO WHERE THEY HAVE HEROS

AND HISTORY.

Reporter: THERE IS

THIS TWO-VOLUME SET

WRITTEN BY EVANS.

THERE ARE SO MANY OF

THEM.

IF YOU TAKE GEORGE BUSH,

1844, THIS GUY WAS A

HEBREW PROFESSOR AND HE

WROTE A BOOK THAT SOLD A

MILLION COPIES ON THE

RESTORATION OF ISRAEL.

Chris: AND OTHERS

FORMED THE FIRST JEWISH

FIGHTING UNIT IN NEARLY

2,000 YEARS, THE BEGINNING

OF THE ISRAELI MODERN ARMY

WE SEE TODAY.

WOMEN LIKE CORY AND HER

FAMILY.

THE NAZIS KILLED HER

FATHER AND SISTER, AND SHE

SUFFERED IN A

CONCENTRATION CAMP BECAUSE

THEY HID JEWS DURING THE

HOLOCAUST.

AND SWEDISH DIPLOMAT RAUL

WALLENBERG FACED DEATH TO

SAVE JEWS.

THEY WILL JOIN THE

THOUSANDS OF JEWISH

PRISONERS IN THE MARCHES

TO AUSCHWITZ.

HE WAS TRYING TO SAVE

ANYONE HE COULD.

WHAT WAS IT, TO FACE

DEATH -- I REALIZED,

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

SCRIPTURE PROMISES ARE

WONDERFUL THROUGH EZEKIEL

TO ABRAHAM TO ISAIAH.

GOT SPOKE THE WORDS

THAT WOULD GIVE BIRTH TO

THE NATION OF ISRAEL.

FOR VISITORS, THE

EXPERIENCE IS WOW!

IT IS AN EXPERIENCE

LIKE NO OTHER.

YOU GO IN THERE, AND IT IS

INTERACTIVE, AND YOU'LL

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'VE BEEN

THERE.

Chris: MANY NEVER

KNEW THE HISTORY AND NOW

WANT TO TELL OTHERS.

I AM GOING TO TELL

EVERYONE THAT 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'S JUST AMAZING TO

SEE THAT.

IT GIVERS M GIVES ME HOPE THAT I'M

NOT ALONE.

THAT'S ENOUGH.

Chris: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

George: AND YOU CAN

TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE

"FRIENDS OF ZION" MUSEUM.

FIND A LINK ON OUR

WEBSITE, cbnnews.com.

WE'LL BE BACK RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

@D

George: AND FINALLY

ON OUR SHOW THIS WEEK, SHE

BECAME AN INTERNET

SENSATION OVERNIGHT,

WINNING MILLIONS OVER WITH

HER CONTAGIOUS LAUGHTER.

Wendy: CANDACE PAYNE

WAS NOT LOOKING FOR

STARDOM WHEN SHE POSTED

THE VIDEO OF HER LATEST

PURCHASE, A CHEWBAAKA

MASK.

TAKE A LOOK.

THAT'S NOT ME MAKING

THAT NOISE.

IT'S THE MASK.

HERE, LISTEN.

[GOAT NOISES]

I'M SUCH A HAPPY

CHEWBAAKA.

Wendy: I'M GLAD IT

WAS NOT HER MAKING THAT

NOISE.

SHE IS NOT JUST A FUNNY

LADY, BUT SHE IS A PROUD

FOLLOWER OF JESUS.

SHE SAYS SHE WANTS TO USE

HER NEW-FOUND PLATFORM TO

GLORIFY GOD.

SHE ALSO SHARED THREE TIPS

FOR GROWING IN YOUR FAITH.

YOU CAN LEARN THOSE TIPS

BY VISITING cbnnews.com.

George: ON THAT

HILARIOUS NOTE, THANK YOU

SO MUCH FOR JOINING US

THIS WEEK.

Wendy: UNTIL NEXT

WEEK, FROM ALL OF US HERE,

GOOD-BYE AND GOD BLESS

YOU.

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