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CBN NewsWatch: October 5, 2016

On CBN Newswatch, October 5: Who won? Vice presidential candidates duke it out over God and politics; Governors declare states of emergency as Matthew bears down on US, and more. Read Transcript


Efrem: TODAY ON

"NEWSWATCH," THE VICE

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE IS

OVER.

WE'LL BRING YOU A LOOK AT

WHAT THE CANDIDATES HAD TO

SAY ABOUT THEIR FAITH.

PLUS...HURRICANE MATTHEW

PICKS UP SPEED AS IT HEADS

TO THE COAST.

> AND A DAY TO HONOR

GOD'S WORD IN PUBLIC

SCHOOLS.

WHY CHILDREN ACROSS

AMERICA ARE BRINGING THEIR

BIBLES TO CLASS.

> AND THANK YOU FOR

JOINING US FOR CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

THE VICE PRESIDENTIAL

CANDIDATES SQUARED OFF FOR

THEIR FIRST AND ONLY

DEBATE.

IT HAPPENED AT LONGWOOD

UNIVERSITY IN VIRGINIA

LAST NIGHT.

BOTH CANDIDATES ARE

SKILLED DEBATERS WHO

REPRESENT VERY DIFFERENT

VISIONS FOR THE COUNTRY

AND HAVE DIFFERENT IDEAS

OF THE ROLE OF FAITH IN

GOVERNMENT.

JENNIFER WISHON HAS THE

LIGHTS FROM FARMVILLE,

VIRGINIA.

Jennifer: IT STARTED

A AS AN EVEN MATCHUP, TWO

SKILLED DEBATEERS WITH

SIMILAR POLITICAL

EXPERIENCE.

BUT IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG

HOW SENATOR KAINE TO SHOW

HOW HE PREPARED INTERRUPT.

I WAS LISTENING TO THE

INSULTS COMING OUT OF

SENATOR KAINE.

SENATOR, IF YOUR SON

OUR MY SON HANDLED

CLASSIFIED INFORMATION THE

WHY HILLARY CLINTON DID,

THEY WOULD BE

COURT-MARTIALED.

GENTLEMEN, PLEASE.

Jennifer: PENCE

STAYED CALM, PROVING WHY

HE IS IMPORTANT TO THE

TICKET.

THE PRESSURE TO PERFORM

WAS ON HIM AFTER TRUMP'S

LACKLUSTER WEEK.

IN THE FINAL MOMENTS OF

THE DEBATE, THE CANDIDATES

WERE ASKED ABOUT THEIR

FAITH.

IT IS SOMETHING THEY BOTH

TALK ABOUT MORE THAN THEIR

RUNNING MATES, BUT WHEN

GOVERNOR PENCE SHARED HIS

THOUGHTS ABOUT THE

SANCTITY OF LIFE, THE

GLOVES CAME OFF AGAIN.

THE IDEA THAT A CHILD

ALMOST BORN INTO THE WORLD

COULD STILL HAVE THEIR

LIFE TAKEN FROM THEM IS

JUST A PROBLEM TO ME.

I CAN'T CONSCIENCE ABOUT A

PARTY WHO SUPPORTS THAT.

WE SUPPORT ROE VS.

WADE, AND WE DON'T THINK

THAT WOMEN SHOULD BE

PUNISHED, AS DONALD TRUMP

SAID THEY WOULD, FOR

MAKING THE DECISION TO

HAVE AN ABORTION.

DONALD TRUMP AND I WILL

NEVER PUNISH WOMEN WHO

MADE THE HEART-WRENCHING

DECISION TO END A

PREGNANCY.

WHY DID HE SAY THAT?

HE IS NOT A POLISHED

POLITICIAN LIKE YOU AND

HILLARY CLINTON.

Reporter: BOTH MEN

SAY THEY TAKE THEIR FAITH

SERIOUSLY.

FOR ME, MY FAITH

INFORMS MY LIFE.

I TRY TO SPEND A LITTLE

TIME ON MY KNEES EVERY

DAY.

Reporter: FOR KAINE,

A PERSON'S FAITH SHOULDN'T

DICTATE PUBLIC POLICY.

I TRY TO FOLLOW MY

FAITH IN MY PERSONAL LIFE.

BUT I DON'T BELIEVE IN

THIS FIRST AMENDMENT LIFE

WHERE WE DON'T RAISE ANY

RELIGION OVER THE OTHER,

THAT THE DOCTRINES OF ANY

ONE RELIGION SHOULD BE

MANDATED FOR EVERYONE.

Reporter: THE FIRST

RULE IN VICE PRESIDENTIAL

DEBATES IS DO NO HARM.

WE'LL SEE WHAT THE POLLS

SAY IN THE COMING DAYS.

JENNIFER WISHON, CBN NEWS,

REPORTING FROM LONGWOOD

UNIVERSITY.

Efrem: AND HIS WIFE

RECORDED AN INTERVIEW WITH

DR. JAMES DOBSON THAT AIRS

TODAY.

THEY TALKED ABOUT

RELIGIOUS ISSUES IN

AMERICA.

DOBSON'S ORGANIZATION IS

ONE OF SEVERAL INVOLVED IN

A LEGAL BATTLE OVER

OBAMACARE'S CONTRACEPTION

MANDATE.

THE FINE FOR NOT

COMPLYING TO THIS MANDATE

IS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS

OF DOLLARS.

WE'LL CLOSE OUR DOOR.

WE'RE OUT OF BUSINESS.

AND WE WILL BE.

IF THAT OCCURS.

WHAT I CAN TELL YOU IS

THAT A TRUMP-PENCE

ADMINISTRATION WILL BE

DEDICATED TO PRESERVING

THE LIBERTIES OF OUR

PEOPLE, INCLUDING THE

FREEDOM OF RELIGION THAT

IS ENSHRINED IN OUR BILL

OF RIGHTS.

Efrem: TIM KAINE

DECLINED AN INTERVIEW

INVITATION BY DOBSON.

> RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IS

THE NEWEST BATTLE IN LINE

IN THIS YEAR'S

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.

WESTMINISTER THEOLOGICAL

SEMINARY IN PHILADELPHIA

TAKES ON THE TOPIC IN A

CONFERENCE CALLED "FAITH

IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE."

MARK MARTIN SPOKE WITH THE

SCHOOL'S PRESIDENT ABOUT

HOW AMERICA'S ARE DRIFTING

FROM THE NATION'S

CHRISTIAN HERITAGE.

WE ARE AWARE THAT THE

CULTURE THAT WE'VE BEEN

PART OF FOR SO MANY YEARS

IS BEGINNING TO MOVE FROM

BEING JUST A

POST-CHRISTIAN CULTURE TO

LITERALLY BEING AN

ANTI-CHRISTIAN CULTURE.

THEY SEE A COMMITMENT TO

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE AS AN

EXPRESSION OF HATE SPEECH,

AND THAT GENDERS ARE GIVEN

AS PART OF OUR PERSONHOOD,

THAT SOME SORT OF

OPPOSITION TO THE NORMS

AND STANDARDS OF AN

ENLIGHTENED CULTURE.

Efrem: THAT ENTIRE

INTERVIEW IS ALSO POSTALED

RIGHPOSTEDHERE AT cbnnews.com.

> DAYS AFTER HAMMERING

HAITI AND CUBA, HURRICANE

MATTHEW HAS FOUR U.S.

STATES ON HIGH ALERT.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS THE

LATEST ON THE STORM'S

POTENTIAL PATH.

George: THIS WAS THE

SCENE IN HAITI'S

SOUTHWESTERN TIP, WHERE

MATTHEW FIRST MADE

LANDFALL ON TUESDAY,

LEAVING RIVERS BULGING,

AND LEAVING MANY WITHOUT

HOMES.

THE ENTIRE PLACE WAS

DESTROYED.

NOTHING WAS SPARED,

NOTHING.

ALL OF THE TREES WERE

DESTROYED, RIPPED OFF.

George: THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DISPLACED

AS THE CATEGORY 4

HURRICANE POUNDED THE

NATION, WITH ROADS BLOCKED

AND COMMUNICATIONS DOWN IN

PARTS OF THE COUNTRY,

DETAILS ARE STILL COMING

IN.

BUT SEVERAL DEATHS ARE

ALREADY KNOWN AS RESCUE

WORKERS STRUGGLED TO REACH

SOME OF THE WORST-HIT

AREAS.

"OPERATION BLESSING,"

WHICH HAS BEEN IN HAITI

SINCE THE 2010 DEVASTATING

EARTHQUAKE, HAS TEAMS

PREPARED TO REBUILD HOMES

AND PROVIDE CLEAN DRINKING

WATER.

EVEN BEFORE THIS STORM,

WE STARTED PREPARING BY

PURCHASING BUILDING

MATERIALS TO HELP FIX THE

HOMES IMMEDIATELY.

AND WE'VE HAD A CHLORINE

MANUFACTURING MACHINE

OPERATING 24/7 SINCE ABOUT

THREE OR FOUR DAYS AGO, TO

STOCK UP ON CHLORINE.

George: MEANWHILE,

RESIDENTS IN HOLLYWOOD,

FLORIDA --

WE'RE BUYING WHAT WE

CAN, FOOD, WATER --

George: -- ARE

GETTING READY.

-- TWO BATTERIES IN

YOUR FLASHLIGHTS.

WHATEVER HAPPENS, I

THINK WE'RE GOING TO GET A

LOT OF SWELL, A LOT OF

WIND.

I THINK IT IS BEST JUST TO

STAY SAFE.

George: IN NORTH

CAROLINA, JOE GILLIS, A

FIFTH GENERATION COTTON

FARMER IS PRAYING FOR A

MIRACLE.

HE FEARS MATTHEW'S STRONG

WINDS AND RAIN COULD

POTENTIALLY DEVASTATE A

SEASON'S WORTH OF CROP.

THE GOD LORD IS GOING

TO DO WHAT HE IS GOING TO

DO TO US, AND WE'RE JUST

GOING TO HAVE TO KEEP THE

FAITH AND HOPE THAT BY

SOME STRETCH OF THE

IMAGINATION WE'LL MAKE IT

THROUGH AND STILL BE ABLE

TO SALVAGE SOME OF THE

CROPS.

George: IN SOUTH

CAROLINA, THE GOVERNOR

THERE HAS ORDERED MORE

THAN A MILLION PEOPLE TO

EVACUATE THE STATE'S

COASTLINE TODAY, AHEAD OF

HURRICANE MATTHEW.

WE ALSO ANTICIPATE

AVERAGING ABOUT A 100

MILE-AN-HOUR WINDS.

THIS IS SOMETHING WE WANT

TO TAKE VERY SERIOUSLY.

George: HAYLEY JOINED

GOVERNORS OF THREE OTHER

STATES IN DECLARING STATES

OF EMERGENCY, AS

FORECASTERS EXPECT MATTHEW

TO HIT THE SOUTHEASTERN

COAST LATER THIS WEEK.

FORECASTERS SAY IT WILL

LIKELY TAKE ANOTHER DAY OR

SO TO GET A BETTER PICTURE

OF THE PATH AND POTENTIAL

IMPACT THAT HURRICANE

MATTHEW COULD HAVE ON THE

U.S.

GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: AND FOR MORE

NOW ON WHAT TO EXPECT TO

HURRICANE MATTHEW, WE TURN

NOW TO THE ACCUWEATHER

CENTER.

I'M VERY CONCERNED

ABOUT HURRICANE MATTHEW,

STILL A MAJOR HURRICANE AS

IT SURVIVED THE RUGGED

TERRAIN OVER EASTERN CUBA,

AND NOW OVER THE

SOUTHWESTERN ATLANTIC,

WHERE WATER TEMPERATURES

ARE VERY WARM.

THERE IS NOT WHAT WE CALL

A LOT OF WIND SHEAR, IN

THE LOWER, MIDDLE, AND

UPPER LEVELS OF THE

ATMOSPHERE.

AND WHAT YOU CAN SEE ON

THE WATER VAPOR LOOP, LOTS

OF MOISTURE IN PLACE,

WORKING ITS WAY THROUGHOUT

THE BAHAMAS, RIGHT INTO

FLORIDA.

DRY AIR AND THE

HURRICANES, OF COURSE,

DON'T MIX.

BIG-TIME IMPACTS EXPECTED

TODAY AND TOMORROW.

TONIGHT INTO THE CENTRAL

BAHAMAS, AND THEN

POTENTIALLY THE EAST COAST

OF FLORIDA.

EVEN FROM LAKE

OBOKEECHOBEE.

I'M EXPECTING A STORM

SURGE OF 10 TO 15 FEET

THROUGHOUT THE CENTRAL AND

NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS.

RAINFALL AMOUNTS COULD TOP

15 INCHES.

THE COMBINATION OF THOSE

TWO WILL LIKELY LEAD TO

LOTS AND LODZ OF DAMAGE.

LOTS OF DAMAGE.

HIGH PRESSURE SHIFTS EAST,

AND NOTICE THE MOVEMENT

THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY.

AND NOW IMPACTS ARE BEING

FELT FROM THE GEORGIA

COASTAL LINE TOWARDS THE

CAROLINA COASTLINE.

WE'RE EXPECTING THAT

CATEGORY 3 TO CATEGORY 4

HURRICANE TO REMAIN ITS IN

INTENSITY ALL THE WAY

THROUGH FRIDAY.

Efrem: THE RUSSIAN

MILITARY HAS BEEFED UP ITS

SUPPORT INTO NORTHWEST

SYRIA.

IF THE MISSILE IS SET UP

AT A HIGH ALTITUDE, IT

WILL SIGNIFICANTLY EXPAND

RUSSIA AIR DEFENSE

COVERAGE AGAINST SYRIA.

U.S. OFFICIALS SAY THEY

HAVE DEVELOPED A CONCERN

OVER THE MISSILE, BUT SAY

THAT THE BATTLE FOR ALEPPO

WILL NOT END QUICKLY.

THEY ADD THE NEW MISSILE

SYSTEM IS NOT YET

OPERATIONAL.

> THE PHILIPPINES'

PRESIDENT HAS UNLEASHED A

NEW TIRE RATE AGAINST

PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYING

THAT THE U.S. LEADER CAN,

QUOTE,"GO TO HELL."

IT CAME IN RESPONSE TO HIS

DEADLY ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE

PHILIPPINES SAYS THESE

WILL BE THE LAST MILITARY

DRILLS WITH THE UNITED

STATES.

HE HAS ANNOUNCED PLANS TO

SCALE BACK ON THE DEEP

HISTORIC TIES WITH THE

U.S.

> TODAY THE 6-YEAR-OLD

FROM SOUTH CAROLINA WHO

DIED AFTER A TEEN OPENED

FIRE ON HIS ELEMENTARY

SCHOOL IS BEING LAID TO

REST.

HIS PARENTS INVITED PEOPLE

TO DRESS UP AS SUPER HEROS

TO CELEBRATE HIS LIFE.

THERE WILL BE A MOMENT OF

SILENCE THIS AFTERNOON FOR

HALL.

A TEACHER AND ANOTHER

STUDENT WERE ALSO SHOT.

BOTH ARE EXPECTED, THOUGH,

TO RECOVER.

> COMING UP, TAKING THE

BIBLE TO SCHOOL.

STUDENTS ACROSS THE

COUNTRY ARE PROUDLY

DISPLAYING GOD'S WORK.

Efrem: THIS THURSDAY

MORE THAN 300,000 STUDENTS

WILL ALLOW THEIR LIGHT TO

SHINE ON THEIR SCHOOL

CAMPUSES.

BRINGING YOUR BIBLE TO

SCHOOL DAY IS A ONE-DAY

EVENT AND IT IS COMPLETELY

STUDENT-DIRECTED.

ITS PURPOSE IS TO EMPOWER

STUDENTS TO SHOW THEIR

FAITH IN A RESPECTFUL WAY.

IT IS BACKED BY THE

ALLIANCE DEFENDING FREEDOM

AND "FOCUS ON THE FAMILY."

MARK MARTIN SPOKE WITH

CANDY CUSHMAN ABOUT THIS

EVENT, FROM "FOCUS ON THE

FAMILY."

Reporter: YOU CAN

MORE THAN 300,000 STUDENTS

GOING TO SCHOOL WITH THEIR

BIBLES ON THURSDAY.

CAN YOU EXPLAIN THE

PURPOSE OF THIS MOVEMENT?

IN A NUTSHELL, THIS IS

A FREEDOM MOVEMENT

INITIATIVE.

THEY'RE GOING TO BE

CELEBRATING THEIR

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, AND

TALKING WITH THEIR

FRIENDS, SHARING GOD'S

HOPE, JUST BY TAKING A

SIMPLE ACTION.

JUST TAKING THEIR BIBLE TO

SCHOOL AND TALKING ABOUT

WHY THEY'RE DOING THAT AND

SHARING ABOUT WHAT THEY

BELIEVE IN IT WITH THEIR

FRIENDS BEFORE AND AFTER

CLASS.

Reporter: WHAT DO YOU

HOPE THE STUDENTS WHO

PARTICIPATE IN THE "BRING

YOUR BIBLE TO SCHOOL" DAY

WILL LEARN FROM THIS

EXPERIENCE?

UNFORTUNATELY, WE HERE

AT "FOCUS ON THE FAMILY"

HAVE SEEN THE HEADLINES

THAT YOU CAN'T DO

SOMETHING LIKE BOW YOUR

HEAD AND PRAY BEFORE YOUR

LUNCH, AND THAT'S JUST NOT

CORRECT UNDER OUR

CONSTITUTION OR FIRST

AMENDMENT.

WE WANT STUDENTS TO

UNDERSTAND WHAT THEIR

RIGHTS ARE, AND JUST TO

HAVE A VISUAL CELEBRATION

OF THEIR FREEDOMS, AND A

REMINDER THEY CAN SHARE

FREELY ABOUT THEIR

DEEPLY-HELD RELIGIOUS

BELIEFS.

Reporter: SOME

PARENTS MAY WONDER IF THEY

ARE WITHIN THEIR RIGHTS TO

SEND THEIR KIDS TO SCHOOL

WITH A BIBLE OR TO EXPRESS

THEIR FAITH AT SCHOOL.

WHAT IS YOUR ANSWER FOR

THAT?

I WOULD REASSURE

PARENTS THAT STUDENTS HAVE

TREMENDOUS RIGHTS TO DO

SOMETHING SIMPLE, LIKE

BRING THEIR BIBLE TO

SCHOOL, LIKE ANY OTHER

FAVORITE BOOK THEY HAVE,

AND TO BE ABLE TO READ

THAT DURING FREE TIME.

THESE RIGHTS HAVE BEEN

BACKED UP BY SEVERAL

DECADES OF COURT

DECISIONS.

THIS IS WELL-ESTABLISHED.

I THINK THE BASIC THING TO

REMEMBER IS BECAUSE WE

HEAR A LOT OF PHRASES

THROWN AROUND, LIKE

SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND

STATE.

BUT THE STUDENTS ARE NOT

THE STATE.

THEY ARE NOT SPEAKING FOR

THE GOVERNMENT.

THEY ARE SPEAKING AS

PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS,

EXPRESSING THEIR PERSONAL

FAITH.

AND THEY HAVE A STRONG

RIGHT TO DO THAT.

Reporter: THERE IS A

LOT OF CONCERN ABOUT

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN

TODAY'S CLIMATE.

HOW DO YOU PREPARE THE

STUDENTS TO HANDLE

NEGATIVE REACTIONS FROM

OTHER STUDENTS OR MAYBE

EVEN THE SCHOOL ITSELF?

WE DO ENCOURAGE THEM TO

REMEMBER THAT THIS IS ALL

ABOUT HAVING

CONVERSATIONS.

IT IS NOT ABOUT

CONFRONTATIONS.

IT IS WISE TO EXPECT

CHALLENGES, BUT TO ALWAYS

REMAIN RESPECTFUL.

AND, YOU KNOW, THAT PERSON

IN FRONT OF YOU IS NOT

GOING TO REMEMBER

EVERYTHING THAT YOU SAID.

BUT THEY ARE GOING TO

REMEMBER WHETHER YOU

REFLECTED WHAT YOU

BELIEVE, IN THIS CASE THAT

CHRIST LOVES PEOPLE AND

WAS WILLING TO DIE FOR

THEM.

SO THEY NEED TO FEEL

CHRIST'S LOVE FOR YOU.

AND THE STUDENTS WANT TO

DEMONSTRATE THAT.

AND THEN IF THEY ARE

CHALLENGED ON THEIR BASIC

RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE, TO

PUT A POSTER ON A WALL OR

HAVE THEIR BIBLE AT THEIR

DESK DURING FREE TIME,

THAT THEY CAN REMAIN

RESPECTFUL.

THEY CAN SHOW THEIR

EDUCATOR A MEMO WE PROVIDE

ON THEIR RIGHTS TO DO

THAT, THAT HAS BEEN PUT

TOGETHER BY THE ALLIANCE

DEFENDING FREEDOM.

IF THEY'RE STILL TOLD NO,

WE ENCOURAGE THEM TO

RESPECT THAT AUTHORITY,

AND THEN THEY CAN CALL A

HOTLINE THAT WE HAVE

AVAILABLE.

WE HAVE ATTORNEYS STANDING

BY READY TO HELP STUDENTS.

THERE IS AN ONLINE FORM

THEY CAN FILL OUT LATER IF

THEY DON'T FEEL LIKE LIAR THEIR

RIGHTS WERE RESPECTED.

Reporter: HOW CAN

STUDENTS GET INVOLVED IN

SHARING THEIR FAITH ON A

REGULAR BASIS.

WE HAVE SEEN STUDIES

THAT YOUTH ARE STRONGER IN

THEIR FAITH WHEN THEY'RE

ABLE TO ENGAGE IN IT.

SO PARTICIPATING IN EVENTS

LIKE THIS, AND BEING

UNAFRAID TO ENGAGE WITH

THE BIBLE AND ARTICULATE

WHAT YOU BELIEVE IS A KEY

PART OF THAT, NOT ONLY

DOES IT EMPOWER IN THEIR

OWN FAITH, AND STRENGTHEN

THEM, BUT IT ALSO HELPS

PROTECT THE RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM OF STUDENTS THAT

ARE GOING TO BE WALKING

INTO THOSE SCHOOLS AFTER

THEM.

SO WE DO ENCOURAGE PARENTS

THAT IT IS JUST HEALTHY

FOR STUDENTS TO BE

ENCOURAGED TO HAVE

CONVERSATIONS, TO ENGAGE

IN CIVIC OPPORTUNITIES AND

EVENTS LIKE THIS WHENEVER

THEY CAN.

SO "BRING YOUR BIBLE TO

SCHOOL" DAY IS A KEY

OPPORTUNITY FOR THAT.

Reporter: AND IT IS

RESPONDING TO A KEY

MISSION AND THE BIBLE,

THAT'S FOR SURE.

ULTIMATELY CHRISTIANS

WANT TO SHARE GOD'S LOVE

BECAUSE THAT LOVE HAS

CHANGED THEIR LIVES.

I WANT TO MENTION THAT A

LOT OF ANSWERS TO CONCERNS

PEOPLE MAY HAVE OR

QUESTIONS OR FEARS ABOUT

WHAT HAPPENS IF THEIR

RIGHTS ARE CHALLENGED,

THEY CAN LISTEN TO

STUDENTS TELL THEIR OWN

STORIES ABOUT THAT AND GET

INFORMATION AT OUR

WEBSITE

bringyourBible.org.

Reporter: THANK YOU

SO MUCH, CANDY CUSHMAN.

THANK YOU.

Efrem: IT IS THE

UNMISTAKABLE SOUND OF THE

JEWISH NEW YEAR.

THE STORY BEHIND THE

SHOFAR IS COMING UP NEXT.

Efrem: BIBLICAL FALL

Efrem: BIBLICAL FALL

HOLIDAYS ARE UNDER WAY.

THEY BEGIN WITH ROSH

HASHANAH, KNOWN AS THE

JEWISH NEW YEAR.

BUT THE BIBLE GIVES THE

HOLIDAY AN ENTIRELY

DIFFERENT MEANING.

CHRIS MITCHELL SHOWS US

WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT.

[HORN BLOWING]

Chris: ROSH HASHANAH

LITERALLY MEANS "HEAD OF

THE YEAR," THE NEW YEAR.

BUT BIBLICALLY IT IS MUCH

MORE THAN THAT.

IN THE BOOK OF LEVITICUS,

IT IS CALLED "YOM TURUA,"

THE DAY OF THE BLOWING OF

TRUMPETS OR RAM'S HORN,

THE JUDGMENT DAY.

THE ONLY COMMANDMENT

DURING ROSH HASHANAH IS

ACTUALLY TO HEAR THE SOUND

OF THE SHOFAR.

AND SO EVERYBODY GATHERING

IN THE SYNAGOGUE WILL HEAR

THE SOUND OF THE SHOFAR.

IT IS SOMETHING THAT

PEOPLE CONNECT TO THEIR

SOUL, TO HEAR THE SOUND OF

THE SHOFAR.

Chris: THE PIERCING

SOUND THE SHOFAR IS MEANT

TO REMIND THE HEREERS TO

REPENT OF THEIR SINS, AND

TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT WITH

THREE BROTHERS AND

SISTERS.

THE RABBIS SAY THAT

RECONCILIATION WITH GOD

AND MAN CONFOUND THS THE

ENEMY.

THE SHOFAR IS MADE FROM

THE HORN.

THIS IS THE OLDEST

BIBLICAL INSTRUMENT.

THE JEWISH ORTHODOX WERE

COMMITTED TO HEAR THE

SOUND OF THE SHOFAR DURING

THE NEW YEAR, THE JUDGMENT

DAY.

Chris: AS PART OF A

TWO-FAMILY BUSINESS, ELLIE

REEBOK IS A THIRD

GENERATION SHOFAR-MAKER.

THE PROCESS IS

GRINDING, POLISHING, AND

THEN WE DRILL.

OPEN THE MOUTHPIECE --

THIS IS QUICK, BUT IT IS A

LOT OF EXPERIENCE AND A

LOT OF TENDER WORK.

BECAUSE EACH HORN IS A

DIFFERENT SIZE, DIFFERENT

THICKNESS.

SO YOU HAVE TO BE

EXPERIENCED TO MAKE A GOOD

SHOFAR.

Chris: THE RAM'S HORN

IS USED AS THE TRADITIONAL

SHOFAR BECAUSE WHEN

ABRAHAM SHOWED HIS

WILLINGNESS TO SACRIFICE

HIS SON, ISAAC, GOD

PROVIDED A RAM TO BE USED

IN HIS PLACE.

ACTUALLY, ALL TYPES OF

HORNS WORK, EXCEPT OF A

COW.

Chris: THAT'S BECAUSE

THE JEWISH PEOPLE DON'T

WANT TO REMIND GOD OF THE

TIME THAT ISRAEL

WORSHIPPED THE GOLDEN CALF

IN THE WILDERNESS.

BESIDE THE DISTINCTIVE

TONES OF THE HORNS, THERE

ARE THREE DIFFERENT BLASTS

SOUNDED.

THE SHOFAR IS BLOWN IN

SYNAGOGUES AND AT THE

WESTERN WAI WALL EACH MORNING

FOR ABOUT A MONTH.

YOU AND I KNOW WE NEED

A LOT OF REMINDERS IN OUR

DAILY LIFE TO REPENT, TO

THINK OF THE THINGS OF

GOD.

IT IS LIKE AN ALARM CLOCK

FOR THE SOUL.

Chris: REEBOK SAYS IT

IS NOT JUST JEWISH PEOPLE

WHO BLOW THE SHOFAR.

WE SEND THE SHOFAR ALL

OVER THE WORLD.

WE SEND IT TO JEWISH

PEOPLE, CHRISTIAN,

MESSIANIC PEOPLE.

Chris: ROSH HASHANAH

IS THE FEAST OF THE

SEVENTH MONTH, BUT IN

JEWISH TRADITION, IT

REPRESENTS THE NEW YEAR.

AT THE CORONATION OF

THE NEW KINGS OF ISRAEL,

THE SHOFAR WOULD BLOW.

OFTEN TIME IN THE

CHRISTIAN WORLD, SHOFARS

ARE BLOWN THROUGH THE

ENTIRE YEAR.

BUT IN JUDAISM, THE

SHOFARS WERE ONLY BLOWN

FOR A VERY LIMITED TIME

THROUGHOUT THE YEAR,

DURING THIS TIME AND ROSH

HASHANAH.

Chris: THE FOUNDER OF

"FIRST FRUITS OF ZION,"

SAY THAT IS A FORESHADOW

OF THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN

USHUAIA, JESUS.

THEY'RE REMINDING US OF

SOMETHING.

ONE OF THE THINGS THEY'RE

REMINDING US OF IS THE

CREATION OF THE WORLD, THE

COMING OF THE KING, KING

MESSIAH ONE DAY AT THIS

TIME, THE CORONATION OF

HIS KINGDOM HERE ON EARTH.

THIS IS WHAT THE SHOFAR IS

TO REMIND US OF.

AND IT SPEAKS TO US EVERY

DAY, WHEN WE HEAR THAT

SOUND.

Chris: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Efrem: AN

UNMISTAKABLE SOUND, AND A

MOVING ONE INDEED, NOW

THAT WE KNOW THE REASON

BEHIND IT.

STAY WITH US.

WE'RE COMING RIGHT BACK

WITH MORE OF CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

Efrem: IT'S TIME NOW

FOR YOUR WEDNESDAY WORD,

AND TODAY'S WORD IS

PERFECTION.

REMEMBER, GOD ISN'T

LOOKING FOR THAT.

HOLD FAST TO THIS

CONFESSION: MY FLAWS DON'T

MAKE ME A FAILURE BECAUSE

MY GOD SEES BEYOND THEM.

HE IS MORE CONCERNED WITH

MY SINCERITY.

WITH THAT WORD, MAKE SURE

TO MAKE THIS A WONDERFUL

WEDNESDAY.

REMEMBER, YOU CAN FIND

MORE OF OUR EXCLUSIVE

COVERAGE OF THE ISSUES YOU

CARE MOST ABOUT.

YOU CAN ALWAYS FIND THEM

AT cbnnews.com.

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