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CBN NewsWatch: July 4, 2016

On CBN Newswatch, July 4: America on high alert after terror attacks; Is Hillary Clinton's email scandal almost over?; Iran says nuclear deal helps them 'annihilate' Israel; and more. Read Transcript


> TODAY ON NEWSWATCH. ON

HIGH

ALERT WE'LL SHOW YOU WHY

NATIONAL

SECURITY OFFICIALS ARE ON

GUARD THIS

INDEPENDENCE DAY. PLUS,

FOUNDING ON

FAITH, IT IS THE

HEARTSTRING OF

AMERICAN HISTORY AND SEE

HOW

AMERICANS FOUGHT FOR

INDEPENDENCE.

THESE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN

FRIENDS

SINCE CHILDHOOD.

THE SECRET TO LIVING A LONG

LIFE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR

JOINING

US FOR CBN NEWSWATCH.

I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

AMERICANS AROUND THE

COUNTRY ARE

CELEBRATING THE FOURTH OF

JULY

HOLIDAY A MID-SERIOUS

CONCERNS. LAW

ENFORCEMENT AGENCY ARE ON

HIGH ALERT

AND STEPPING UP SECURITY

HOPING TO

ENSURE A QUIET AND PEACEFUL

INDEPENDENCE DAY.

YOU HAVE NOW BECOME

GUARDIANS OF

THE GATE OF THIS MINISTRY.

JUST IN TIME FOR THE

INCREASED

HOLIDAY PATROLS. NEW YORK

CITY ADDED

MORE THAN 1200 NEW POLICE

OFFICERS

TO ITS FORCE.

THIS IS ALSO THE FIRST YEAR

FOR THE

CITY'S NEWLY FORMED

CRITICAL

RESPONSE EXPAND WITH UNITS

ON

PATROL. THOSE OFFICERS CAN

BE FOUND

SUNDAY AT CENTRAL PARK.

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT

WAS.

IT SOUNDED LIKE A CANNON.

WHAT POLICE BELIEVE A

HOMEMADE

FIREWORKS THAT CAUSED A

BLAST

INJURED AN 18-YEAR-OLD BOY

WHO

STEPPED ON IT CREATING

FEARS OF A

BOMBING.

THEY FEEL THIS MAY HAVE

BEEN THERE

FOR A TIME AND THEY RULED

OUT

TERRORISM. BUT THE INCIDENT

HIGHLIGHTS CONCERNS ABOUT

TERRORISM

AROUND THE COUNTRY.

U.S. COAST GUARD PATROLS

ARE ALSO ON

HIGH ALERT OF ANY HOMELAND

SECURITY

THREATS.

WE HAVE EXTRA PRESENCE

OUT ON

THE WATER TO PREVENT ANY

CATASTROPHE.

AND PREVENTING ANY

FIREWORKS AND

DISPLAYS.

THIS MONTH NUMBERS ATTACKS

FROM

ORLANDO TO ISTANBUL.

MONITORING ISLAMIC THREAT

ESPECIALLY

AS THE ISLAMIC RAMADAN ENDS

TUESDAY.

THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND

SECURITY

IS ALSO URGING PEOPLE

HEADING TO

LARGE EVENTS TO BE

VIGILANT AND

AWARE OF THEIR SURROUNDINGS.

IT'S NOT JUST OFFICIALS

ON HIGH

ALERT, TARGETING A

DIPLOMATIC SITE.

> ISLAMIC BOMBERS HAD A

SERIES OF

ATTACKS WITH BOMBINGS AND

KILLING AT

LEAST 20 OF THEM. AT LEAST

200

PEOPLE ARE DEAD FOLLOWING A

TRUCK

BOMBING SUNDAY.

IT CARRIED OUT THE ATTACK.

POLICE AND HEALTH OFFICIALS

SAY THE

DEATH TOLL IS LIKELY TO

INCREASE AS

THEY ARE STILL SEARCHING

FOR MISSING

PEOPLE.

HILLARY CLINTON MEETING

WITH THE

FBI MIGHT BE AN END TO THE

INVESTIGATION OF HER E-MAIL

SCANDAL.

THE FBI INTERVIEWED CLINTON

FOR 3

HOURS TRYING TO DETERMINE

IF SHE

BROKE THE LAW WHEN SHE USED

HER OWN

E-MAIL FOR GOVERNMENT

BUSINESS.

HER HUSBAND, BILL CLINTON

HAD A

MEETING WITH LORETTA LYNCH

WHICH

LEAVES MANY TO QUESTION THE

JUSTICE

SYSTEM.

TRUMP SAID IT IS

POSSIBLE FOR THE

FBI NOT TO CONSIDER

CRIMINAL CHARGES

AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON.

WHAT SHE DID WAS WRONG.

THE OPPORTUNITY TO

DESTROY ISRAEL

IS NOW EVEN BETTER AND THE

ISSUE OF

MISSILES AND NOW HAS MORE

THAN 1,000

MISSILES READY.

THEY TRY TO UNIFY THE

CAMPAIGN

AGAINST THE U.S. AND ISRAEL.

> CHRISTIANS FACE IN

TOLERANCE IN

THEIR COUNTRY.

MANY FELT CHRISTIANS

COMPLAIN TOO

MUCH.

THIS IS IN THE CHURCH.

MOST CHRISTIANS ARE ALL

TOO

FAMILIAR TO REAL THREATS TO

THEIR

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY FROM

WEDDING

VENDORS WHO REFUSE THE

CEREMONY TO

FACING CALIFORNIA LAWMAKERS

WHO WANT

TO STRICT THEM OF THEIR

ABILITIES.

SAYING CHRISTIANS COLLEGES

MUST BE

ABLE TO MAINTAIN THEIR

BELIEFS.

YOU HAVE STANDARDS AND

CONDUCTS

BUT WE CAN'T ENFORCE THEM

BECAUSE

THEY WOULD BE

DISCRIMINATARY.

THEY FOUGHT THESE

THREATS FOR

YEARS AND AMERICANS

UNDERSTAND THIS

GROWING TOLERANCE.

THAT IS NOT THE BELIEF,

THAT'S

THE MAJORITY AMERICAN

BELIEF.

WITHIN THE CHURCH,

BELIEVERS ARE

STILL COMING TO TERMS WITH

THIS IN

TOLERANCE AND DAILY LIFE.

THE BIBLE SAYS IN THIS

LIFE YOU

WILL HAVE TROUBLES, YOU

WILL HAVE

PERSECUTION.

LET ME TELL YOU, THAT TIME

IS HERE.

EVANGELICALS IN THE ONE

WAY FEEL

THEY LOST THAT ADVANTAGE.

THEY DON'T BUY THIS

ARGUMENT. 40%

BELIEVE THAT IT IS TRUE.

40% OF AMERICANS BELIEVE

CHRISTIANS

COMPLAIN TOO MUCH ABOUT HOW

THEY ARE

TREATED. 19-YEAR-OLD HALEY

OFTEN

SEE'S RELIGIOUS USED AS A

POLITICAL

WEAPON.

I HAVE SEEN A LOT OF

ANGER.

CHRISTIANS SEE AN

OPPORTUNITY BY

STRIKING A DELICATE BALANCE.

TO HELP THE PUBLIC

UNDERSTAND THE

NEED FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

WITHOUT

COME ACROSS AS WHINEERS.

THAT'S WHY HE ROAD LOVE

KINDNESS TO

INCREASE STABILITY AND

MAINTAINING

CONVICTIONS.

YOU WANT KINDNESS.

MORE AND MORE BELIEVE

THIS KIND

OF APPEAL IS NECESSARY WHEN

SO MANY

UNDERSTAND SO LITTLE ABOUT

WHAT IT

MEANS TO FOLLOW CHRIST.

HEATHER CELLS, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: HONORED NOBEL

PRIZE WINNER

HAS DIED AT THE AGE OF 87.

HE SHARED

HIS ACCOUNTS AS A TEENAGER

AS A

MEMOIR "KNIGHT".

HE WAS FREED IN 1945 AND

ONE OF THE

FEW SURVIVORS IN THE DEATH

CAMP.

HIS LEGACY WAS CELEBRATED

IN A

MEMORIAL IN MANHATTAN.

> LEADERS IN THE NATION

PRAYING TO

HIM.

IT MAY SEEM FARFETCHED TO

HIM BUT

IT'S HOW OUR COUNTRY BEGAN.

WE'LL

EXPLAIN NEXT.

EXPLAIN NEXT.

Efrem: ON THIS

INDEPENDENCE DAY,

AMERICANS REMEMBER THE

PRINCIPALS

OUR COUNTRY IS FOUNDED UPON

BUT MANY

REMEMBER THE ROLE THAT

CHRISTIANITY

PLAYED IN AMERICAN HISTORY.

SOME OF THIS IS SEEN IN THE

REVIVAL

OF THE 1700 THAT MARKED THE

BIRTH OF

OUR NATION.

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY

FATHER

WERE FOUNDED BY THE FIRST

REVIVAL

AND AWAKENING. AND HOW IT

HIT FROM

THE 1720 TO THE 1760s IN

HIS BOOK.

HE STUDIED THE BIBLE 13

HOURS A DAY

WATCHED THE RADICALS IN

MASSACHUSETTS.

THE WAY HE DESCRIBED IT

IS GOD

INVADED THE TOWN.

THE TOWN SEEMED TO BE FULL

OF THE

PRESENCE OF GOD.

THE BARS EMPTIED OUT AND

CHRISTIANS HOMES WERE READY

TO BE

SAVED.

HE SAID THOUGH IT SEEMED

INDIFFERENT, IT WILL BE

SPOKEN AS A

STRANGE THING.

THEN MITCHELL BROUGHT

THIS TO

AMERICA.

HE USED IT FOR MULTITUDES

OUTDOORS.

MANY TURNED TO GOD.

FRANKLIN WROTE OF THE

REVIVAL'S

IMPACT.

FROM RELIGIOUS, THAT ALL

THE

WORLD WOULD GROW RELIGIOUS

SO ONE

WOULD NOT WALK IN A TOWN IN

AN

EVENING WITHOUT HEARING

SONGS FROM

DIFFERENT FAMILIES ON EVERY

STREET.

IT WOULD MAKE A HUGE

DIFFERENCE

TOGETHER.

WE WOULD NOT STAND AS

DIFFERENT

COLONIES BUT ONE NATION

UNDER GOD.

THE SCATTERED COLONIES

UNIFIED BY

ONE JUST IN TIME TO FACE

THE MIGHTY

BRITISH EMPIRE AND MIGHTY

WAR.

THE FATHER'S CORE VISION

FOR AMERICA.

THAT GOD SETS THEM FREE AND

NATURAL

RIGHT.

IT'S ALL OVER THE U.S.

DECLARATION

OF INDEPENDENCE AND US

CONSTITUTION.

I HAVE FOUND EXAMPLE AFTER

EXAMPLE

HOW THIS DEEP AWAKENING

INFLUENCED

THEIR VALUES.

TAKE THOMAS JEFFERSON FOR

SINCE.

HE SIGNED THE DOCUMENT

IN THE

YEAR OF OUR LORD CHRIST.

HE SENT CHRISTIANS TO

ONE INDIAN

TRIBE TO BUILD A CHURCH AND

IN THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

SOME DOUBT THE FIRST QUAKE

BUT HE

SAW GEORGE WASHINGTON'S

FACE UP

CLOSE TO THAT COOL WINTER

THAT

ALMOST FROZE HIS TROOPS TO

DEATH. OF

HE SAID I WENT INTO THE

WOODS AND

TO MY ASTONISHMENT.

I SAW GEORGE WASHINGTON ON

HIS KNEES

ALONE.

HE WAS IN PRAYER.

THE ANTI-WAR QUAKER POT

LATER

WROTE.

HE SAID SUCH A MAN IN

PRAYER, WE

NEVER THOUGHT COULD BE A

CHRISTIAN

AND IT WAS WASHINGTON.

THEY FOUGHT SO BITTERLY,

THE

CONVENTION ALMOST BROKE UP,

BUT THEN

FRANKLIN STOOD UP AND BEGAN

TO

PREACH.

HE SAID THE LONGER I'M

UP AND I

SEE THIS TRUTH THAT GOD

GOVERNS IN

THE AFFAIRS OF MEN.

IF A SPARROW CANNOT FALL TO

THE

GROUND IS IT POSSIBLE THAT

ONE CAN

RISE.

HE DID THIS EVERYDAY AND

THEN

AFTERWARDS THE PEACE AND

RECONCILIATION CAME UPON

THE

FOUNDERS.

THEY WERE ABLE TO PRO

AND FINISH

THEIR JOB OF HAMMERING OUT

THE

CONSTITUTION AND BILL OF

RIGHTS.

THE GREAT AWAKENING

STILL AWAKENS

OUR FOUNDING FATHERS AND

CONTINUE IN

THIS COUNTRY TODAY.

> UP NEXT.

WANT TO LIVE A LONG HAPPY

LIFE?

WELL, THESE FRIENDS WILL

SHOW YOU A

SECRET THAT SUSTAINED THEM

FOR 100

YEARS.

STAY WITH US.

SO, WHAT'S THE KEY TO A

LONG

LIFE? CHURCH.

A NEW STUDY BY THE AMERICAN

MEDICAL

ASSOCIATION FOUND THOSE WHO

ATTEND

CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK

WERE

HEALTHIER AND LIVE LONGER

AND MORE

PEOPLE ARE LIVING TO 100.

IT WILL GROW FROM HALF A

MILLION TO

3 MILLION IN 2050.

WE HAVE ONE AMAZING STORY.

WE ARE

INTRODUCED TO FOUR WOMEN

WHO ARE

FRIENDS SINCE CHILDHOOD.

THEY GREW

UP GOING TO CHURCH TOGETHER

AND THEY

ARE ALL SET TO TURN 100

WITHIN MERE

WEEKS OF ONE ANOTHER.

IF THIS IS WHAT 99 LOOKS

LIKE,

SIGN ME UP.

MEET BERNIECE UNDERWOOD.

I LIKE GRAINS.

NOW MEET HER BEST

FRIENDS, LEONA

BARNES.

RUTH, RUTH JUST TURNED 100.

THEY HAVE BEEN FRIENDS FOR

94 YEARS.

THEY GREW UP IN

SOUTHWEST DC IN

THE EARLY 1900s.

WHEN I WAS YOUNG.

THE GLUE THAT HE WOULD

THEIR

FRIENDSHIP TOGETHER, THEIR

FAITH.

ALL OF OUR PARENTS WERE

FRIENDS.

CHURCH PEOPLE, CHURCH GOING

PEOPLE,

AND THAT KEPT US UNITED

TOGETHER.

BERNICE, GLADYS AND RUTH

WOULD GO

TO CHURCH AND LEONA JOINED

THEM IN

THE EVENINGS AFTER HER

CHORES.

SHE FELT THAT BAY --

WAY ABOUT

IT.

SUNDAYS WERE DAYS OF

REST AND

WORSHIP.

COULDN'T SAY ON SUNDAY,

NOW.

NO, OUR PARENTS SAID SUNDAY

WAS A

HOLY DAY.

YOU COULD NOT PLAY NO BALL

OR

NOTHING ON NO SUNDAY.

WE PLAYED HOPSCOTCH.

LOOKING BACK, THEY HAD

NO IDEA

THEY WOULD LIVE THIS LONG.

I HAVE KNOWN OF NO ONE

IN MY

FAMILY TO GET TO THIS AGE.

SO, WHAT'S THEIR SECRET?

IT'S NO SECRET.

IT'S ONLY BY THE GRACE OF

GOD THAT

WE ARE HERE.

I PRAY TO HIM EVERYDAY AND

THANK HIM

EVERYDAY FOR BEING HERE

BECAUSE HE

IS THE ONLY ONE THAT'S

KEEPING ME.

AIN'T NOTHING LIKE FAITH

IN GOD.

GOT TO HAVE FAITH IN GOD. I

JUST

HAVE TO TELL IT.

ALL OF THE WOMEN, EXCEPT

MRS.

HAMET STAY ACTIVE.

SHE'S DEALING WITH DEMENTIA.

THEY STEPPED UP AND BEGAN

SINGING.

I SURRENDER ALL.

MY MOM IS A VERY QUIET

PERSON,

BUT WE ATTENDED CHURCH

EVERY SUNDAY,

EVERY SUNDAY WITHOUT FAIL.

SHE INSTILLED IN US IN A

VERY EARLY

AGE THAT FAITH WAS VERY

IMPORTANT.

THEY ALL ENJOYED RICH

FULL LIVES.

EACH PURSUED CAREERS, GOT

MARRIED,

HAD CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN

AND IN

SOME CASES GREAT GREAT

GRANDCHILDREN.

THIS IS TONY, MY FIRST

GRANDSON.

I LOVE HIM TO DEATH.

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING

THAT I

HAVE LEARNED FROM HER IS

HOW TO BE

STRONG, AND HOW TO CARE FOR

OTHERS.

ONE OF THE THINGS SHE

INSTILLED TOO

IS THE FACT THAT YOU MAY

HAVE

DIFFICULTIES BUT YOU

OVERCOME THAT.

YOU PUT GOD ON YOUR SIDE

AND YOU

KEEP MOVING.

NOW THEY ARE FAMOUS.

CBN NEWS RECENTLY POSTED

VIDEO OF

THE WOMEN ON OUR FACEBOOK

PAGE.

THE KWIP GOT MORE THAN 13

MILLION

VIEWS AND COMMENTS FROM

PEOPLE

AROUND THE WORLD.

IT ALSO LED TO

INTERVIEWS FROM

OTHER NATIONAL NEWS OUTLETS

AND BOOK

OFFERS AND SPEAKING

ENGAGEMENTS.

I DON'T LIKE TOO MUCH

ATTENTION,

BUT I'M ENJOYING THIS.

THEY WERE HONORED AT A

HUGE

CELEBRATION.

MY BIRTHDAY WISH FOR

EACH OF

THOSE LADIES INDIVIDUALLY

AND FOR

ALL OF THEM COLLECTIVELY

WOULD BE

THAT IN SOMEWAY, IN

SOMEWAY, THEY

HAVE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO

EXPERIENCE THE FRUIT OF THE

THINGS

THAT THEY HAVE SPENT 100

YEARS

SEWING IN THIS COMMUNITY

AND IN THIS

CHURCH.

WE PLAYED TOGETHER AND

DID

EVERYTHING TOGETHER.

THAT'S WHY ALL OF US, WE

WERE CLOSE

FRIENDS.

SADLY, MRS. BARNES PASS

AWAY

SHORTLY BEFORE THIS AIRED.

YET SHE VOWED TO ENJOY

EVERY SINGLE

MINUTE, EXCEPT GOD CALLED

HER HOME.

IT'S A BLESSING TO BE

HERE.

EACH DAY THAT I WAKE UP IN

THE

MORNING, I SAY "THANK YOU,

JESUS,

THIS IS ONE MORE DAY YOU

HAVE GIVEN

ME.

YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO DO IT"

KNOWING ONE LOVE IS NO

GREATER

THAN THIS TO LAY DOWN ONE'S

LIFE FOR

ANOTHER.

CBN NEWS.

BE SURE TO LOG ON TO

CBN.COM TO

ENSURE MATURE ADULTS LIVE

Efrem: NOW THAT SO MANY

BEACH

GOERS SAY SHARKS ARE THE

REAL

PREDATORS. BUT THEY ARE

RIGHT

OUTSIDE YOUR WINDOW.

I'M TALKING ABOUT MOSQUITOS.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

USING

MOSQUITO WORK TO SPREAD THE

WORD.

IN NEW ORLEANS, "OPERATION

BLESSING"

INTERNATIONAL IS PREVENTING

DISEASE

AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA FOR

USING

MOSQUITO LAVA EATING FISH.

THEY

STARTED THIS IN HONDURAS TO

HELP

THAT PART OF THE COUNTRY.

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MAKE THIS A WONDERFUL

HOLIDAY. WE'LL

SEE YOU RIGHT BACK HERE

TOMORROW. w.ever

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