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Christian World News - September 16, 2016

This week on Christian World News: Hillsong is much more than a worship band. Now, it's the subject of a major motion picture. We go behind-the-scenes of the new movie: "Hillsong: Let Hope Rise.” Plus, they've been called modern-day ... ... Read Transcript


George: THIS WEEK ON

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS,",.

THEIR MISSION IS TO

HELP PEOPLE.

AS A STORY-TELLER, I WAS,

LIKE, THAT IS UNIQUE.

George: HILLSONG IS

MUCH MORE THAN A WORSHIP

BAND.

NOW IT IS THE SUBJECT OF A

MAJOR MOTION PICTURE.

WE GO BEHIND THE SCENES OF

A NEW MOVIE: "HILLSONG,

LET HOPE ARISE."

Wendy: PLUS...SYRIAN

REFUGEES ARE UNWANTED IN

THE MIDDLE EAST AND THE

WEST.

MANY SAY EVANGELICAL

CHRISTIANS ARE THEIR

GREATEST FRIENDS.

George: AND SEEING

JERUSALEM THE WAY JESUS

AWE IT.

WE'LL TAKE YOU ALONG FOR

THIS SPECIAL TRIP BACK IN

TIME, TO THE CRADLES OF

CHRISTIANITY.

*

HELLO, EVERYONE, WELCOME

TO THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS."

I'M GEORGE THOMAS.

AND A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY

TO MY CO-ANCHOR, WENDY.

Wendy: IT HAS BEEN A

VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY SO

FAR.

THANK YOU.

> HILLSONG BEGAN AS A

TINY CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA,

AND NOW THEY WORSHIP IN

MORE THAN A DOZEN

LOCATIONS AROUND THE

GLOBE.

GOVERNOR MIT George: ON ANY GIVEN

SUNDAY, 50 MILLION PEOPLE

SING A SONG FROM HILLSONG

MUSIC.

ONE HOLLYWOOD PRODUCER

HEARD THEIR STORY AND FELT

THEIR STORY NEEDED TO BE

TOLD ON THE BIG SCREEN.

*

* THIS GIFT OF FREEDOM

Reporter: THEY CALL

THEMSELVES A RAGTAG

COLLECTION OF MUSICIANS,

BUT THE RESULTS TELL A

DIFFERENT STORY.

HILLSONG UNITED'S SONGS

ARE SUNG IN 60 DIFFERENT

LANGUAGES, AND THE BAND

HAS TOLD MORE THAN

17 MILLION ALBUMS.

WE JUST SET OUT TO

WRITE SONGS THAT OUR

FRIENDS WOULD LISTEN TO

AND LIKE.

WE WOULD LISTEN TO BANDS

THAT WE LIKE AND THEN WANT

TO MAKE MUSIC THAT KIND OF

WAS CULTURALLY RELEVANT.

YOU COULDN'T HAVE SCRIPTED

THIS.

WE NEVER SET OUT TO TOUR

THE WORLD AND TO MAKE

MUSIC FULL-TIME.

BUT IT HAS JUST BEEN ONE

STEP AFTER THE OTHER OF

TRUSTING GOD.

HE USED TO DO STUFF

LIKE THAT, BUT HE DOESN'T

ANYMORE.

Reporter: WHILE

SOMEONE MIGHT NOT HAVE

SCRIPTED THE STORY, THE

BAND'S RISE IS TOLD ON

SCREEN, IN THE FEATURE

FILM ""HILLSONG: LET HOPE

RISE"."

IT IS NOT ABOUT WHAT WE

DO, WRITING STORIES OR

SERVING GOD.

IT IS THE STORY OF WHO GOD

IS.

HE LOVES ORDINARY PEOPLE.

HE LOVES EVERYBODY.

AND HE HAS A PLAN FOR

EVERYBODY, AND EVERYBODY

ON EARTH IS INVITED INTO

HIS STORY.

I WAS WRITING A LONG.

Reporter: THE

HILLSONG STORY GOT THE

ATTENTION OF DIRECTOR

MICHAEL JOHN WARREN, THE

MIND BEHIND JAY-Z'S "FADE

TO BLACK," AND NICKI

MINAJ'S "MY TIME NOW."

AND HE IS THE NOT A

CHRISTIAN.

> SO YOU GO FROM DOING

FILMS ON JAY-Z AND NICKI

MINAJ TO HILLSONG?

UH-HUH.

Reporter: AND THAT'S

A NATURAL PROGRESSION?

YEAH, ACTUALLY.

WITH HILLSONG, THE STORY

IS A LITTLE CHALLENGING.

BECAUSE WHAT IS REALLY AT

STAKE FOR A POP ARTIST?

THE ANSWER IS, THEY'RE

TRYING TO STAY HOT, TO

PROVE THEY'RE THE BEST

RAPPER.

AND THERE IS A LOT OF

DRAMA THERE.

AND CERTAINLY WITH AN

ARTIST LIKE NICKY THERE IS

DRAMA, THANK GOD.

WITH HILLSONG, I SAW A

UNIQUE STORY.

THEIR MISSION IS TO

CONNECT PEOPLE TO HEAVEN.

AS A STORY-TELLER, I WAS,

LIKE, THAT'S UNIQUE.

* HOLY

* YOUR NAME IS HOLY

*

Reporter: EVEN THOUGH

AN ESTIMATED 50 MILLION

CHURCH-GOERS SING

HILLSONG'S EACH WEEK,

HOLLYWOOD'S INTEREST STILL

SURPRISES BAND MEMBERS.

> I KNOW WHEN THEY FIRST

SAID A MOVIE ABOUT

HILLSONG UNITED, YOU GUYS

SAID, WHY MAKE A MOVIE

ABOUT US?

NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK?

I DON'T KNOW WHY ANYONE

WOULD WANT TO WATCH.

I LOVE THAT THE MESSAGE

OF, AND THE THINGS WE

ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT AND

WANT TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE

THE MOST WITH IS THREADED

THROUGHOUT THE SONG.

I THINK "HILLSONG: LET

HOPE RISE"

IS A FILM THAT

HAS A

MESSAGE OF HOPE.

*

* YOU KEEP MY EYES ON

YOU *

Reporter: THAT

UPLIFTING MESSAGE RINGS

OUT IN A STORY OF HOW

SINGER TAYA SMITH BECAME

PART OF THE BAND.

> TAYA, ONE OF THE

THINGS THAT SURPRISED ME

IN THE FILM IS YOU ARRIVED

IN SYDNEY WITH $200, AND

JUST, LORD, USE ME?

YEAH.

IT WAS A FAITH STEP.

I MOVED OUT OF HOME.

IT FELT LIKE IT WAS THE

RIGHT TIME.

BUT, LIKE YOU SAID, I ONLY

HAD $200 IN THE BANK, AND

I WAS JUST TRUSTING GOD

WITH IT, AND IT TURNS OUT

THAT IT WAS THE BEST MOVE

I COULD MAKE.

IT WAS GOD'S TIMING.

Reporter WE STARTED CHURCH ON

THE OUTSKIRTS OF SYDNEY,

AUSTRALIA.

WE WERE JUST THINKING

ABOUT PEOPLE COMING BACK

NEXT WEEK.

THEIR WHOLE STORY HAS BEEN

A GREAT STORY.

Reporter: ONE THAT

POINTS UPWARD TO HEAVEN.

* MY HEART'S BEATING

* MY SOUL'S BREATHING

* I FOUND MY LIFE

Reporter: AND THAT'S

THE ENTIRE POINT OF THE

FILM.

I JUST THINK WHEN

PEOPLE WALK INTO AN

ATMOSPHERE LIKE THAT AND

SENSE GOD'S PRESENCE,

THEIR EYES ARE LIFTED UP,

AND THEY REALIZE THERE IS

PROBABLY MORE TO THIS

WORLD THAN THEY REALIZE.

*

*

Reporter: DID DOING

THIS FILM CHANGE YOU IN

ANY WAY?

ABSOLUTELY.

BEING AROUND PEOPLE LIKE

THAT IS MEAN MEANINGFUL, AND IT

HELPED ME BECOME A BETTER

PERSON.

ALL OF MY NON-CHRISTIAN

FRIENDS ASKED ME, ARE YOU

SAVED?

NO, I HAVEN'T BEEN SAVED,

BUT I'M A BETTER PERSON

NOW.

AND I FEEL LIKE I HAVE --

I FEEL LIKE -- I FEEL LIKE

I HAVE, LIKE, A ROLE MODEL

ON HOW TO TREAT PEOPLE AND

HOW TO BE MORE LOVING.

*

Reporter: FOR AN

UNBELIEVER, THAT'S A SEED

PLANTED.

Wendy: I LOVE THEM.

AND I LOVE DARLENE CHECK,

WHO IS ONE OF THE ORIGINAL

SINGERS.

IF YOU WANT MORE DETAILS

ON THE STORY, PASTOR RYAN

HOUSTON HAS WRITTEN A BOOK

CALLED "LIVE, LOVE, LEAD."

I LIKE THAT.

AND YOU CAN FIND IT

WHEREVER BOOKS ARE SOLD.

George: COMING UP,

THEY'VE LOST THEIR HOMES,

AND THEY'RE NOT WELCOME IN

MOST PLACES.

HOW WILL THE WORLD RESOLVE

THE SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS?

Wendy: DESPITE A

CEASE-FIRE, SYRIANS

CONTINUE TO FLEE THEIR

WAR-TORN COUNTRY, ADDING

TO THE ALREADY MASSIVE

REFUGEE PROBLEM.

THIS WEEK A COALITION OF

FAITH, COMMUNITY, AND

NATIONAL SECURITY GROUPS

DELIVERED A MESSAGE TO

AMERICA'S LEADERS.

THEY SAY IT IS TIME TO

TAKE ACTION.

JENNIFER WISHON EXPLAINS.

Jennifer: AS MORE AND

MORE SYRIANS LEAVE THE

WAR, CONCERNS OVER HOW AND

WHERE TO CARE FOR THEM

GROWS.

IT IS A MORAL, POLITICAL,

AND SECURITY ISSUE WITH NO

EASY SOLUTIONS.

I CAN'T FORGET -- I'LL

NEVER FORGET THAT JESUS,

TOO, WAS A REFUGEE.

HE HAD TO GO TO EGYPT, YOU

MAY RECALL.

AND WHAT WOULD HAVE

HAPPENED IF THEY WOULDN'T

HAVE ACCEPTED HIM?

Jennifer: CONGRESSMAN

VARGAS JOINED A COALITION

OF GROUPS, CALLING ON

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND

CONGRESS TO DO MORE.

THEY DELIVERED 10,000

SIGNED POSTCARDS TO

REPUBLICAN LEADERS, ASKING

THEM TO INCREASE

HUMANITARIAN AID BY 30%,

DOUBLE THE NUMBER OF

REFUGEES THE U.S. ACCEPTS,

AND GUARANTEE THE RIGHT TO

WORK AND OPPORTUNITY FOR

EDUCATION FOR AT LEAST ONE

MILLION MORE REFUGEES.

THIS IS NOT JUST A

MORAL CRISIS THAT WE FACE

AS A COUNTRY AND AS A

PEOPLE.

IT'S A POLITICAL CRISIS

WORLDWIDE.

REFUGEES ARE NOT A

TEMPORARY PROBLEM.

IT IS A PERMANENT PROBLEM.

THOSE OF US WHO THINK,

WELL IN A COUPLE OF YEARS

IT WILL BE OVER, WRONG.

Jennifer: JUST WEEKS

AGO, AMERICA WELCOMED HER

10,000th REFUGEE FROM

SYRIA, MEETING A GOAL SET

BY PRESIDENT OBAMA.

GOING FORWARD, THE

PRESIDENT WANTS THE U.S.

TO ACCEPT 110,000

REFUGEES, INCLUDING 40,000

FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND

SOUTH ASIA.

MANY AMERICANS ARE

CONCERNED TERRORISTS WILL

SLIP INTO THE COUNTRY.

BUT NEW JERSEY CONGRESSMAN

BILL PASCRAL SUGGESTS

SOMETHING ELSE IS IN PLAY.

THIS IS HOME-BAKED

PREJUDICES.

AND IT IS NOT FACING

THAT RESPONSIBILITY, THE

BIGOTRY AND THE ZENOPHOBIA

THAT IS SWEEPING THE

WORLD, AND I MIGHT ADD OUR

OWN COUNTRY, IS A PROBLEM

WE HAVE GOT TO CONFRONT

HEAD ON.

AS JEWS, WE KNOW WHAT

IT IS TO BE VICTIMS OF

PREJUDICE AND TO BE

EXCLUDED, DISRESPECTED AND

TARGETED BECAUSE OF OUR

RELIGIOUS IDENTITY.

Jennifer: AS THE U.S.

PREPARES TO OPEN ITS DOORS

TO OVER 100,000 REFUGEES

FROM AROUND THE WORLD,

MANY COUNTRIES ACCEPT NONE

OR VERY FEW REFUGEES FROM

SYRIA, INCLUDING MANY

COUNTRIES LIKE SAUDI

ARABIA, KUWAIT, AND THE

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES.

NEXT WEEK PRESIDENT OBAMA

JOINS WORLD LEADERS AT THE

UNITED NATIONS, WHERE

HE'LL ENCOURAGE THEM TO

STEP UP AND HELP THE

SYRIAN PEOPLE.

> JENNIFER WISHON, CBN

NEWS, WASHINGTON.

George: THANKS,

JENNIFER.

THE EVANGELICAL AGENCY

"WORLD RELIEF," HAS HELPED

SETTLE THOUSANDS OF

REFUGEES IN THE U.S.

ABIGAIL ROBERTSON SAT DOWN

WITH THEIR PRESIDENT AND

SHE ASKED HIM ABOUT THE

CHALLENGES AND REWARDS OF

ACCEPTING MORE SYRIAN

REFUGEES INTO THE U.S.

SINCE 9/11, 800,000

REFUGEES HAVE BEEN

RESETTLED IN THE U.S.

WEAND WE DON'T HAVE A KNOWN

SINGLE TERRORIST FROM THE

REFUGEES.

WE HAVE A GOOD RECORD OF

DUE DILIGENCE IN

PROTECTING OUR HOMELAND,

EVEN AS WE HAVE BEEN

COMPASSIONATE.

Reporter: A LOT OF

PEOPLE HAVE CRITICIZED

PRESIDENT OBAMA, SAYING HE

IS ONLY ACCEPTING MUSLIM

REFUGEES, DESPITE THE FACT

THAT 10% OF THE POPULATION

OF SYRIA IS CHRISTIAN.

AND THIS YEAR ALONE WE'VE

ACCEPTED 11,000 SYRIAN

REFUGEES, AND ONLY 56 OF

THEM HAVE BEEN CHRISTIAN.

ARE THOSE COMPLAINTS

WARRANTED?

WELL, IF YOU LOOK AT

THOSE NUMBERS ALL BY

THEMSELVES, YOU WOULD SAY,

BOY, THERE IS A QUESTION

TO BE ASKED THERE, AND IT

IS A REASONABLE QUESTION.

BUT IF YOU PULL UP THE

LENS A LITTLE AND LOOK AT

THE CONTENT, 39% OF THE

REFUGEES THAT HAVE BEEN

RESETTLED FROM THE MIDDLE

EAST SINCE 2001 HAVE BEEN

CHRISTIANS.

PART OF THE ISSUES WITH

ASSYRIANS, THE VERY THING

WE WANT, WHICH IS REALLY

CAREFUL DUE DILIGENCE,

WHICH TAKES A YEAR TO A

YEAR AND A HALF TO DO,

MEANS THAT MANY OF THE

SYRIAN CHRISTIANS HAVEN'T

ENTERED THROUGH THAT WHOLE

PROCESS YET.

AND FORTUNATELY, MANY OF

THE SYRIAN CHRISTIANS HAVE

BEEN ABLE TO FIND REFUGEE

WITH OTHER CHRISTIAN

COMMUNITIES IN EUROPE AND

OTHER PLACES IN THE MIDDLE

EAST, SO THEY HAVE BEEN A

LESS VULNERABLE POPULATION

AND MANY CASES.

Reporter: WHO ARE THE

REFUGEES COMING OVER, AND

WHAT DO YOU THINK ARE SOME

OF THE BIGGEST CONCEPTIONS

AMERICANS HAVE ABOUT THEM?

THE REFUGEES THAT ARE

COMING OVER ARE MOMS AND

KIDS, IN SOME CASES DADS,

THAT ARE COMING OUT OF

FAMILIES JUST LIKE YOURS

AND MINE, WHERE THEY LONG

TO HAVE A PLACE CALLED

HOME, AND THAT HOME HAS

BEEN TAKEN FROM THEM.

INTERESTING THING THAT WE

FIND AMONG REFUGEES IS

MANY OF THEM WILL CARRY

THEIR HOUSE KEYS WITH THEM

YET.

THEY'RE NOT GOING BACK

HOME.

THEY PROBABLY KNOW THAT.

BUT THERE IS SOMETHING IN

THEM, JUST LIKE IN US,

THAT SAYS, BUT I WANT TO

GO HOME.

THEY'RE NOT LOOKING TO BE

RESETTLED.

THEY WANT TO GO HOME TO

THELAND AND THE COMMUNITY

AND THE CULTURE THAT

THEY'RE A PART OF.

BUT IT IS NOT AVAILABLE TO

THEM.

SO I THINK ONE OF THE BIG

MISCONCEPTIONS IS THAT

THEY'RE LOOKING FOR A

CHANCE TO BETTER

THEMSELVES ECONOMICALLY.

THAT MAY HAPPEN.

IT MAY NOT.

WHAT THEY'RE REALLY

LOOKING FOR IS A CHANCE TO

SURVIVE.

BECAUSE IF THEY STAY WHERE

THEY ARE, THEY FACE DEATH.

FROM THE VERY PEOPLE THAT

WE ARE TRYING TO STOP AS

WELL.

AS A FRIEND OF MINE SAID,

WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL NOT

TO PUNISH THE VICTIMS OF

ISIS FOR THE SINS OF ISIS.

Reporter: WHAT ARE

SOME OF THE BIGGEST NEEDS

THAT YOU ALL HAVE AS AN

ORGANIZATION?

I WANT YOU TO IMAGINE

THE PICTURE OF A REFUGEE

COMING IN ON AN AIRPLANE,

NOT SPEAKING THE LANGUAGE,

BEING FRIGHTENED ABOUT

WHAT THEY WILL FIND,

HAVING NO SENSE OF WHAT

THEIR VISIBLE SUPPORT IS

GOING TO BE.

AND THEY COME OFF THE

AIRPLANE AND THEY ARE MET

BY A GROUP OF PEOPLE FROM

A LOCAL CHURCH.

WE CALL THEM GOOD NEIGHBOR

TEAMS.

THEY TAKE THEM OUT TO THE

VAN, WHERE THEY HAVE

GATHERED OTHER PEOPLE,

INCLUDING PEOPLE FROM

THEIR HOMELAND, WHO SPEAK

THEIR LANGUAGE.

THEY TAKE THEM TO AN

APARTMENT THAT HAS BEEN

FURNISHED BY THE LOCAL

CHURCH WITH THE HELP OF

"WORLD RELIEF."

THEY SHOW THEM THE

GROCERIES THEY PUT IN

THEIR REFRIGERATORS.

THEY'LL TALK TO THEM ABOUT

THE ABILITY TO GET INTO

JOB TRAINING, AND THEY

SAY, BY THE WAY, WE HAVE A

COMMUNITY CALLED OUR

CHURCH, AND OUR ARMS ARE

WIDE OPEN TO YOU.

CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT IT

MEANS TO SOMEBODY?

JESUS WAS VERY CLEAR.

HE SAID, DO TO OTHERS WHAT

YOU WANT DONE TO THEM?

WHAT WOULD I WANT DONE TO

ME IF I ESCAPED MY HOME

LAND, MY HOUSE WAS IN

RUBBLE, AND I MIGHT NOT

EVEN HAVE ALL OF MY

CHILDREN OR MY HUSBAND OR

WIFE, BUT I ESCAPE WITH

WHAT I HAVE, WHAT WOULD I

WANT DONE TO ME.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE

WHO SAY, I KNOW WHAT I

WOULD WANT DONE AND I'M

HERE TO HELP.

WHAT GOD HAS DONE IN THIS

SEASON, HE SAYS, I'M

BRINGING THEM TO YOU.

AND THE FEAR IS THAT WE'LL

PULL UP THE WELCOME MAT

AND WE'LL SAY, THANK YOU,

LORD, BUT NO.

WE'LL MAYBE SEND A FEW

PEOPLE OVER TO THEM, BUT

WE'RE GOING TO RESIST THE

ONES THAT YOU'RE SENDING

TO US.

Wendy: THANKS,

ABIGAIL.

> WE HAVE LOTS MORE ON

THIS TOPIC ON OUR WEBSITE.

AND YOU CAN HEAR

INTERVIEWS ABOUT THE

NUMBER OF MUSLIMS COMING

TO JESUS IN THE MIDDLE

EAST.

OR YOU CAN FIND OUT WHAT

YOU CAN DO TO SHOW THE

LOVE OF CHRIST TO

REFUGEES.

FIND IT ALL AT

cbnnews.com.

George: COMING UP,

SEE HOW ANCIENT ARTIFACTS

IN THE HOLY LAND ARE

BRINGING THE BIBLE TO

LIFE.

Wendy: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "CHRISTIAN WORLD

NEWS."

THE HOLY LAND IS A POPULAR

DESTINATION FOR

CHRISTIANS, OF COURSE.

THOUSANDS VISIT BIBLICAL

SITES IN ISRAEL EACH YEAR.

George: AND YOU HAVE

BEEN THERE?

Wendy: THREE TIMES.

George: NOW THEY CAN

ENJOY A GUIDED JOURNEY

THAT USES ARTIFACTS TO

BRING LIFE TO DETAILS FROM

THE TIME OF JESUS.

JULIE STAAL TAKES ON THE

CRADLE OF CHRISTIANITY

TOUR.

Chris: HAVE YOU EVER

WONDERED WHAT JERUSALEM

LOOKED LIKE 2,000 YEARS

AGO, WHEN JESUS WALKED THE

EARTH?

THIS GIANT MODEL OF

JERUSALEM FROM THE SECOND

JEWISH TEMPLE PERIOD

BEGINS THE CRADLE OF

CHRISTIANITY TOUR.

VISITORS TO THE ISRAEL

MUSEUM SEE ARTIFACTS THAT

WILL ENHANCE STORIES FROM

THE BIBLE.

THIS IS JERUSALEM THAT

JESUS KNEW.

THIS IS JERUSALEM THAT

HARROD THE GREAT BUILT.

Chris: DAVID MEVEROC

SAYS THE MODEL WILL GIVE

PEOPLE A BETTER

PERSPECTIVE OF AREAS

MENTIONED IN SCRIPTURE.

RIGHT BEHIND ME IS THE

TEMPLE AND THE TEMPLE

MOUNT.

THE MODEL, BUILT ON A

SCALE OF ONE TO 50, SHOWS

THESE IMPORTANT SIGHTS

THAT JESUS GOES THROUGH.

ON MY LEFT ARE THE POOLS

OF BETESTA, WHERE JESUS

PERFORMS ONE OF HIS

MIRACLES OF HEALING.

THERE IS ONLY ONE TEMPLE

FOR ONE GOD.

Chris: THE FAMOUS

SHRINE OF THE BOOK HOUSING

THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS IS

THE NEXT STOP.

AND THEN THERE IS THE

TEMPLE MOUNT.

WE STILL HAVE THE

SUPPORTING WALLS OF THE

TEMPLE MOUNT, THE WAILING

WALL IS THE WESTERN WALL

OFF THE SUPPORT OF THIS

HUGE PROJECT.

BUT ONLY VERY FEW SIGNS

WERE LEFT FROM THE

BUILDING ITSELF.

Chris: TWO IMPORTANT

ARTIFACTS FROM THERE ARE

PART OF THE TOUR.

ONE OF THEM IS AN

INSCRIPTION IN HEBREW, A

SIGN FOR THE PRIEST TO

STAND AND BLOW THE HORN

FOR THE ENTRANCE OF

SATURDAY, MEANING THE TIME

TO CEASE WORK.

AND, AGAIN, AT THE EXIT OF

SATURDAY, WHEN YOU CAN

RESUME WORK.

THE OTHER SIGN IS IN

GREEK.

IT IS THE PARAMETER THAT

SURROUNDED THE TEMPLE

ITSELF IN THE TEMPLE

MOUNT, WITH SIGNS IN GREEK

AND IN LATIN, FORBIDDING

JIN TILEGENTILES TO ENTER THE

TEMPLE ITSELF.

Chris: IT IS RARE TO

FIND ARTIFACTS THAT

DIRECTLY RIGHT TO

HISTORICAL FIGURES.

IN THE CASE OF JESUS,

WE'VE BEEN EXTREMELY

LUCKY.

THREE FINDS RELATE

DIRECTLY TO THE STORY AND

THE DETAILS, AND TWO OF

THEM RELATE DIRECTLY TO

THE MOST IMPORTANT PEOPLE

IN THESE FINAL DAYS OF

JESUS.

Chris: ONE IS AN

OSSUARY, A BURIAL BOX

INSCRIBED WITH JOSEPH, SON

OF CAIAPHAS, THE HIGH

PRIEST.

WE ARE ALMOST 100% SURE

THAT THIS IS THE K IS THE ONE.

Chris: THE SECOND IS

A STONE BEARING THE NAME

OF PONTIUS PILOT.

THIS IS THE ONLY FIND

IN THE WHOLE WORLD OF

ACTUAL CRUCIFIXION.

Chris: AND WHAT DO

VISITORS HAVE TO SAY?

JUST SEEING THE

ARTIFACTS MADE IT COME

ALIVE.

AND TO SEE WHAT I'VE READ

ABOUT MADE IT COME ALIZER

IA LIVEIN MY LIFE.

TO SEE SO MANY

ARTIFACTS OF WORLD HISTORY

AND OF OUR CHRISTIAN FAITH

IN ONE PLACE IS REALLY

AMAZING.

IT REALLY CONFIRMS OUR

FAITH.

IT CONFIRMS WHAT THE BIBLE

TEACHES US.

AND IT TEACHES US THE

PLACE OF OUR CHRISTIAN

FAITH WITHIN WORLD

HISTORY, CONTEXT.

IT IS OUTSTANDING.

Chris: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN, THE ISRAEL

MUSEUM, JERUSALEM.

George: AND THANK

YOU, CHRIS MITCHELL.

SEE MORE GREAT STORIES

FROM THE HOLY LAND ON OUR

"JERUSALEM DATELINE"

PROGRAM.

YOU CAN FIND IT ON

cbnnews.com.

> WE WILL BE BACK RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

George: WELCOME BACK

TO "CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS."

> HEAVY FLOODING IN

CHINA THIS MONTH SWEPT

AWAY PEOPLE'S HOMES AND

EVEN THEIR LIVELIHOOD.

Wendy: CBN DISASTER

RELIEF TEAMS WERE ON HAND

TO HELP THEM START PUTTING

THEIR LIVES BACK TOGETHER.

MUNG FE LI HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: HEAVY RAINS

CAUSED DISASTEROUS

FLOODING, ONLY TWO HOURS

AWAY FROM CHINA'S CAPITAL

CITY.

12 VILLAGES WERE

DESTROYED.

LOCAL FARMERS FEEL

HOPELESS AND HEARTBROKEN.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator:

WE JUST BUILT THE NEW FARM

HOUSE BEFORE THE FLOODING.

I CAN'T BELIEVE IT IS ALL

GONE.

RIGHT NOW WE HAVE TO SLEEP

AT DIFFERENT PLACES.

ALL OF MY FARM LAND HAS

BEEN WASHED AWAY.

Reporter: WATER AND

ELECTRICITY HAVE BEEN CUT

OFF AT SCHOOLS, AND

CHILDREN ARE FORCED TO

STUDY OUTSIDE THEIR

CLASSROOMS.

PARENTS ARE DESPERATE FOR

HELP AND COMFORT.

IN THE MIDST OF THESE

CHALLENGES, CBN CHINA, IN

PARTNERSHIP WITH A CHURCH,

BROUGHT HOPE AND LOVE TO

THE CITY.

11 PEOPLE TRAVELLED TO

FOUR VILLAGES, DELIVERING

FOOD AND TOOLS TO OVER 100

AFFECTED FAMILIES.

THE FAMILIES EXPRESSED

HAPPINESS AND RELIEF AS

THEY LINED UP TO RECEIVE

THE FOOD AND THE TOOLS

THEY WILL USE TO REBUILD

THEIR HOUSES.

THEY PRAISED CBN'S EFFORT

AND DEDICATION.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Through Translator: I

CAN'T BELIEVE WHAT CBN

BROUGHT TO US.

I'M VERY SURPRISED TO SEE

ALL OF THE TRUCKS ARE FULL

AND FOOD AND STUFF TO HELP

US.

THANK YOU, CBN.

THANK YOU.

Reporter: IN

ADDITION, THE CBN CHINA

TEAM WILL PARTNER WITH

OTHER LOCAL CHURCHES TO

DEVELOP A LONG-TERM PLAN.

THEY'RE INTRODUCING THE

CHINESE FLOOD VICTIMS TO

JESUS CHRIST AND HELPING

THEM TO RESTART THEIR

LIVES.

MUNG FE LI FOR CBN NEWS.

George: THANK YOU SO

MUCH.

> WELL, FOLKS, THAT IS

IT FOR THIS WEEK'S EDITION

OF "CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS."

Wendy: YEAH.

PLEASE FOLLOW US ON

TWITTER.

UNTIL NEXT WEEK, GOOD-BYE,

AND FROM ALL OF US HERE,

GOD BLESS.

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