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700 Club Interactive - November 21, 2016

Disney’s portrayal of Pocahontas captured imaginations, but who was she? We take a look in part one of a three part series. Read Transcript


Gordon: WHO WAS THE

REAL POCAHONTAS?

THERE IS NO BLACK AND

WHITE ON THAT.

A WHOLE LIGHT OF GREY.

A MILLION SHADES OF GREY.

I WANT TO TRY TO FIND

OUT MORE.

Gordon: WE TAKE YOU

BACK TO THE EARLY 17th

CENTURY TO FIND THE

ANSWERS.

PLUS, HOW IS YOUR SOUL?

BEST-SELLING AUTHOR AND

PASTOR JUDAH SMITH JOINS

US IN THE STUDIO ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

> WELL, WELCOME TO THE

SHOW.

HERE IS A LOOK AT SOME

TRENDING STORIES.

THE FIRST ONE, ONE LADY IN

NEW YORK TOSSED HER

WEDDING RING IN THE TRASH,

AND SHE DIDN'T DO IT ON

PURPOSE.

AFTER COOKING DINNER THIS

PAST WEEK, COLLEEN

DIKEMAN, LIKE ANY GOOD

COOK, SHE CLEANED UP.

LITTLE DID SHE KNOW, SHE

HAD THROWN AWAY HER

WEDDING RING.

AND SHE DIDN'T REALIZE HER

MISTAKE UNTIL THE NEXT

MORNING, WHEN SHE HEARD

THE GARBAGE TRUCK PASS BY.

WELL, TO THE SANITATION

DEPARTMENT'S CREDIT, THEY

HELPED SEARCH FOR THE

MISSING RING.

THE DRIVER WAS A

LITTLE, LIKE, HESITANT,

AND AS SOON AS I STARTED

TO TELL HIM, I STARTED TO

CRY.

SHE CAME AND TOLD US

SHE LOST A RING.

Reporter: BACK AT THE

DUMP, THEY KICKED INTO

ACTION.

WE STARTED DIGGING

THROUGH BIG AMOUNTS OF

GARBAGE.

IN THAT MOMENT, I

THOUGHT, OH, MY GOD, I'M

NOT GOING TO FIND IT.

SHE WAS KIND OF GIVING

UP HOPE.

I DIDN'T SEE IT.

AND I SAID, THIS IS IT.

IT'S NOT IN THERE.

HER HUSBAND, HE OPENED

THE BAG, AND HE STARTED

GOING THROUGH ALL HIS

GARBAGE.

AND AS HE WENT THROUGH IT,

I DOUBLE-CHECKED IT.

AND AS I WAS

DOUBLE-CHECKING, I OPENED

IT AND VOIL, THE RING.

ALL OF A SUDDEN SHE

GOES, I FOUND IT!

Gordon: WELL, COLLEEN

THEN BOUGHT PIZZA AND

BROWNIES FOR ALL OF THE

SANITATION WORKERS.

THAT WILL HELP BUILD

STRONG BODIES.

[LAUGHTER]

Gordon: THAT'S A

GREAT WAY TO CELEBRATE.

Terry: THAT'S

AMAZING.

Gordon: IT IS.

THAT PEOPLE WOULD ACTUALLY

HELP HER.

TO SAY, I'M WILLING TO DIG

THROUGH GARBAGE FOR YOU.

Terry: ON SEVERAL

LEVELS.

THOUGH OBVIOUSLY, THIS

ISN'T THE FIRST TIME.

THEY HAVE AN AREA FOR

THINGS LIKE THIS.

Gordon: THEY WERE

PREPARED.

Terry: BUT ALSO THAT

THEY WOULD FIND IT.

Gordon: NEEDLE IN THE

HAYSTACK.

Terry: CUE DOS KUDOS TO THEM.

Gordon: AND THEY KEPT

LOOKING.

TO BELIEVE THE STORY THAT

IT HAD BEEN THROWN AWAY,

AND THEN HOW DID THAT

HAPPEN -- THEN TO FIND IT.

YAY!

Terry: NEVER PUT YOUR

RINGS ON THE CUTTING

BOARD.

Gordon: NEVER TAKE

THEM OFF.

Terry: AN ORDINARY

DAY TURNED INTO A DAY

WHICH ONE SCHOOL NURSE AND

A STUDENT'S MOM WILL NEVER

FORGET.

JESSICA HASS WAS LEAVING

SCHOOL WHEN A PARENT

COLLAPSED OUTSIDE THE

SCHOOL.

HASS SAYS THE MOTHER WAS

UNRESPONSIVE, AND HE

GRABBED THE A.E.D. AND

REVIVED HER.

ONLY BECAUSE OF HER

QUICK ACTIONS, THAT SHE IS

NOT IN I.C.U. OR WORSE.

I LOVE HER WITH ALL OF MY

HEART.

I'M SO HAPPY SHE IS STILL

HERE.

I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER

THIS MOMENT AND THIS

CONNECTION BETWEEN THIS

SWEET WOMAN AND MYSELF,

AND HOW GOD BROUGHT US

TOGETHER JUST AT THE RIGHT

TIME TO SAVE HER LIFE.

SHE JUST STARTED CRYING

AND SAID, YOU'RE MY ANGEL.

Terry: DOCTORS AND

STILL DETERMINING THE

CAUSE OF THE WOMAN'S

COLLAPSE, BUT HER HUSBAND

SAYS SHE IS DOING

REMARKABLY WELL, THANKS TO

JESSICA.

Gordon: THAT'S REALLY

QUICK THINKING.

Terry: WHEN I'M IN

THE AIRPORT AND I SEE

THOSE BOXES ON THE WALL, I

ALWAYS THINK, I NEED A

LESSON IN THIS.

IF SOMEBODY DROPPED, WOULD

YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO?

Gordon: ACTUALLY, I

WOULD KNOW WHAT TO DO.

I SEE THEM AT THE GYM.

I'M NOT WORKING OUT THAT

HARD.

BUT YOU DO WONDER, WHAT

WOULD YOU KNOW AND WOULD

YOU ACTUALLY HAVE THE

PRESENCE OF MIND IN THAT

MOMENT TO SAY, I KNOW WHAT

TO DO.

Terry: I WOULD HAVE

THE PRESENCE OF MIND TO

GRAB IT, BUT NOT READ THE

DIRECTIONS AT THAT MOMENT.

MAYBE WE NEED TO GOOGLE

HOW DO YOU ACTUALLY USE

ONE OF THOSE.

Gordon: WELL, 30

MINUTES OR LESS, THAT WAS

DOMINO'S SLOGAN WHICH

STARTED IN 1973, AND A

GUARANTEE THAT THEY'LL

DELIVER TO YOU.

ALL OF THAT GUARANTEE

ENDED IN 2011 FOR A NUMBER

OF REASONS, THE PRIMARY

ONE BEING DRIVERS INVOLVED

IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS.

BUT WHAT IF THERE IS NO

TRAFFIC, AND NO DRIVERS

FOR THAT MATTER?

LAST WEEK A NEW ZEALAND

DOMINOS LAUNCHED THE FIRST

COMMERCIAL DELIVERY OF

FOOD BY DRONE.

THE TECHNOLOGY WILL EXPAND

DELIVERY AREAS AND

PROMISES TO BRING FRESHER

PIZZA WITH FASTER DELIVERY

TIMES.

AND THEY MAY ADD BROWNIES

TO THAT FOR SANITATION

WORKERS.

THE COMPANY'S RECENT

DRIVER TRACKER POLLS

SUGGESTED THAT 70% OF

COMPANIES WOULD USE DRONES

IF GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY.

NO WORD YET IF THEY'LL

EVER MAKE IT TO THE U.S.

THAT WOULD BE A GREAT

THING.

AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO TIP

THE DRONE.

Terry: DO YOU HAVE TO

HAVE THAT LANDING PAD

THING?

Gordon: IT'S

OBVIOUSLY ON SOME SENSOR

LINKED TO SOME PLACE AT

YOUR HOUSE.

JUST LIKE WE HAVE THE

MAILBOX TODAY, THE HOMES

OF THE FUTURE WILL HAVE A

DELIVERY PLACE.

Terry: JIMMY'S IS

GOING TO HAVE TO SHARE

THEIR SLOGAN, "SO FAST IT

IS FREAKY."

Gordon: IT WOULD BE

FREAKY.

PIZZA DROPPING FROM THE

SKY.

[LAUGHTER]

Terry: I'M NOT GOING

TO TOUCH THAT ONE.

[LAUGHTER]

Terry: WE'RE ON AN

OPEN MIC HERE.

Gordon: WATTS UP, WHAT'S UP,

PEPPERONI.

Terry: OKAY.

WITH THANKSGIVING AROUND

THE CORNER, ONE TURKEY IS

PRETENDING TO BE A DOG AND

HAS A NEW LEASE ON LIFE

THANKS TO A CALIFORNIA

ANIMAL SANCTION WARE.

>SANCTUARY.

HE WOULD BE THE AGE

WHERE HE WOULD BE

SLAUGHTERED FOR

THANKSGIVING DINNER.

BUT HE TOOK TO PEOPLE

IMMEDIATELY.

HE WANTED TO HAVE KISSES

ON HIS HEAD AND HAVE HUGS.

LAST WEEK WE WERE JUST

REALLY, REALLY SMITTEN

WITH THE FACT THAT HE

LIKES TO BE PET AND BE

THIS CLOSE TO HUMAN BEINGS

AFTER BEING THROUGH SO

MUCH UNKNOWNS AS A STRAY.

Terry: IF SHE IS

KISSING THAT HEAD --

Gordon: SHE DOES.

SHE KISSES THE HEAD OF THE

TURKEY.

THE OTHER PART OF IT IS HE

LIKES TO HAVE HIS BELLY

RUBBED, JUST LIKE A DOG.

Terry: WELL, YOU GO

FOR THAT.

HE ACTUALLY HAS A NAME.

HIS NAME IS LEON.

HE REPORTEDLY ENJOYS DRIED

CRANBERRIES -- WHY NOT?

Gordon: INSTEAD OF

TURKEY, IT DOESN'T GET ANY

BETTER THAN THAT.

Terry: I DON'T EVEN

WANT MY THANKSGIVING

TURKEY NAMED.

Gordon: YOU DON'T

WANT A NAME?

Terry: NO.

I WANT AN ANONYMOUS

TURKEY.

Gordon: WHITE OR

DARK?

EITHER.

Gordon: IT WOULD

CHANGE HOW YOU CARVE.

Terry: CAREFULLY.

Gordon: I SPENT

ENOUGH TIME AROUND 4-H

CLUBS, AND WHEN IT CAME

HARVEST TIME, IT WAS

DIFFICULT AT THE FARM.

Terry: THIS

THANKSGIVING, I'M GOING TO

BE WITH FAMILY, AND

HOPEFULLY WE'LL HAVE TIME

FOR MEANINGFUL

CONVERSATION.

BUT SOMETIMES WHEN WE

GREET SOMEONE, IT IS WITH

JUST A SUPERFICIAL HOW ARE

YOU.

PASTOR JUDAH SMITH ASKS A

DEEPER QUESTION.

TAKE A LOOK.

I'M JUDAH, AND I'M SO

EXCITED TO SHARE THIS

JOURNEY WITH YOU ABOUT THE

SOUL.

Reporter: WHEN JUDAH

SMITH STARTED TEXTING HIS

FRIENDS, HOW IS YOUR SOUL,

HE WAS INTERESTED IN MORE

THAN WHAT WAS ON THE

SURFACE.

IT SEEMS LIKE AN ODD

QUESTION TO ASK, BUT JUDE JUDAH

SAYS IT IS VITAL TO LOOK

AT WHAT IS GOING ON INSIDE

OF US AND OTHERS, TO CHECK

ON THE EMOTIONAL ROLLER

COASTERS OF OUR LIVES.

IN HIS BOOK, "HOW IS YOUR

SOUL," JUDAH SHARES HOW TO

CULTIVATE PEACE AND CALM

IN A FAST, FURIOUS WORLD

OF CHAOS.

Terry: PLEASE WELCOME

TO THE SHOW PASTOR JUDAH

SMITH.

IT IS GREAT TO HAVE YOU

HERE.

THANKS FOR HAVING ME.

Terry: IT IS A FAST,

CRAZY WORLD OF CHAOS.

AND YOU HAVE FOUND SOME

ANSWERS TO KIND OF

ANCHORING OURSELVES RIGHT

IN THE MIDST OF THAT.

YOU ALSO HAVE HAD A

FRIENDSHIP WITH SOMEBODY

THAT IS VERY VISIBLE TO

PEOPLE IN THE

ENTERTAINMENT WORLD, BUT

TO ALL OF US, AND THAT'S

JUSTIN BIEBER.

I'M WONDERING, HOW DO YOU

HELP SOMEBODY LIKE THAT.

I THINK MY WORLD IS CRAZY

IN MY LITTLE POSTAGE

STAMP, BUT HOW DO YOU DO

IT?

THOSE IN THE LIMELIGHT,

WITH ENORMOUS EXPECTATIONS

FROM MILLIONS OF PEOPLE,

THEY DESIRE THE SAME

THINGS WE ALL DESIRE.

IT MAY BE MAGNIFIED

BECAUSE OF THEIR PLATFORM,

BUT THERE ARE ESSENTIALS.

SUCH AS RELATIONSHIPS AND

HAVING MARGIN AND REST IN

YOUR LIFE.

JUSTIN AND I WOULD TALK

ALMOST EVERY DAY.

AND TO HEAR HIM PROCESS

HIS OWN JOURNEY HAS CAUSED

ME TO DO SOME SOUL

SEARCHING AND I LEARNED

ABOUT MY OWN EXPERIENCE.

Terry: IT IS GREAT TO

KNOW THAT SOMEBODY CAN

STAND IN THE MIDST OF THAT

KIND OF PRESSURE AND CAN

SOUL SEARCH.

THAT BRINGS ME TO YOUR

BOOK, "HOW IS YOUR SOUL?"

WHAT DO YOU MEAN WHEN YOU

USE THE WORD SOUL?

IN THE HEBREW BIBLE, WE

SEE HEART AND MIND AND

SOUL SEEM TO BE SYNONYMS.

THE OVERWHELMING EMPHASIS

OF SCRIPTURE IS ON THE

INSIDE, NOT THE OUTSIDE.

AND YET CULTURE AND LIFE

AND MIRRORS AND INSTAGRAM,

IT IS EASY TO FOCUS ON

YOUR OUTSIDE.

BUT HERE WE READ THIS LOVE

STORY, AND IT TEACHES US

TO BE GOOD STEWARDS OF OUR

INSIDES.

AND ARE WE SURROUNDED WITH

PEOPLE WHO ARE COMMITTED

TO CHALLENGE EDUCATOR TO

GROW OEACH OTHER TOGROW ON THE INSIDE?

Terry: WHEN YOU STAND

BACK AND YOU ACTUALLY GO

IN THERE, HOW DOES ONE

BEGIN TO HEAL, REPAIR,

BUILD ONE SOUL'S TO A

PLAYPLACE OF HEALTHINESS?

WE HAVE HOMES AND

TOWNHOMES AND DON CONDOS, BUT

I WONDER IF WE HAVE COME

HOME TO OUR SOUL.

"I SAW THE BREATH OF GOD

AND THE SOUL OF MAN AS ONE

IN THE SAME."

THE HUMAN CHARACTERISTIC

OF THE HUMAN SOUL WAS THE

BREATH OF TIME.

THAT BECKENS BACK TO WHEN

ADAM WAS A LIFELESS CELL

UNTIL THE BREATH OF GOD

WAS BREATHED INTO HIS BODY

AND HE BECAME A LIVING

BEING.

WHEN YOU TAKE YOUR

BORROWED BREATH AND FORM

IT INTO PRAYER OR PRAISE,

IT IS AS IF YOUR SOUL IS

COMING HOME.

Terry: HOW DO YOU

ANCHOR YOUR SOUL IN THE

CRAZINESS OF THE WORLD WE

LIVE IN?

I THINK IT GOES BACK TO

WHAT WE SAID,

ARTICULATING.

IF WE LEARNED ANYTHING

FROM KING DAVID IN THE

BOOK OF PSALMS IS THIS MAN

IS SO GRITTY AND SO HONEST

AND TRANSPARENT WITH HIS

PRAYERS TO GOD AND HIS

COMPLAINTS TO GOD.

I WOULD CHALLENGE ANYONE

WHO IS WATCHING TODAY, GOD

ALREADY KNOWS WHAT'S IN

YOUR HEART.

THERE IS POWER WHEN WE USE

IT TO ARTICULATE IT TO

HIM.

IT REMINDS US HE IS

SOVEREIGN AND HE IS IN

CONTROL.

AND HE IS REALLY GOOD AT

THAT.

Terry: IT IS HARD TO

BE REALLY GOOD AT THAT ON

OUR END BECAUSE THERE IS

SO MUCH THAT LENDS ITSELF

TO THE TRIVIAL AND THE

SHALLOW.

EVEN THE SOCIAL MEDIA THAT

WE ENGAGE IN, IT IS EASY

TO SAY THINGS YOU WOULDN'T

SAY FACE TO FACE TO

SOMEONE, AND IT IS EASY TO

JUST EXCHANGE THOUGHT, BUT

NOT HEART.

AND I BELIEVE WITH ALL

OF MY HEART THAT WE HAVE

GOT TO QUESTION SOME OF

OUR HABITS.

ALL OF US DO, DON'T WE?

AND QUESTION, HEY, IS THIS

REALLY HEALTHY.

ALL OF THE INUNDATIION OF

MEDIA AND HEALTHY MEDIA,

DO WE HAVE MARGIN?

ARE WE EXERCISING

SELF-CONTROL?

AND REALLY CONNECTION WITH

SOMEONE REALLY DOESN'T

HAPPEN WITH SOMEONE ON

TWITTER OR SOCIAL MEDIA.

I FIND MYSELF, I'M ON A

DATE WITH MY WIFE, AND

HERE I AM CHECKING SOCIAL

MEDIA, AND SHE REMINDS ME

ALL OF THE TIME IT'S NOT

OKAY.

Terry: I'M OVER HERE.

SO HAVING PEOPLE IN

YOUR WORLD WHO WOULD

CHALLENGE YOU ON THAT,

HEY, LET'S ENGAGE MORE.

THIS BOOK IS A

CONVERSATION STARTER.

NOT OVER TEXT, BUT

ONE-ON-ONE.

Terry: A THOUGHT

PROVOKER FOR US TO ALL DO

WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.

AND THERE IS SOME

DISCIPLINE INVOLVED IN

THAT?

ABSOLUTELY.

IT WILL TAKE SOME

VULNERABLE FOR US TO SIT

WITH THOSE IN OUR WORLD,

AND HOW DO YOU SEE MY

LIFESTYLE?

AM I HEALTHY.

CHELSEA AND I, MY WIFE OF

17 YEARS, WE HAVE A ONCE A

MONTH CHECKUP AND ASK EACH

OTHER THE HARD QUESTIONS

ABOUT OUR SOUL.

I BELIEVE IF WE'RE

INTENTIONAL, THE HOLY

SPIRIT WILL HELP US.

WE CAN HAVE THAT BUOYANT

SPIRIT AND SOUL THAT I

TRULY FEEL HE BUILT US

FOR.

Terry: AND WE COULD

COMMUNICATE WITHOUT ANGER,

AND IT WOULD BE REALLY

REFRESHING.

ESPECIALLY ON THE HEELS OF

THIS MOMENT WE'RE IN.

I WANT TO SAY, THIS IS A

BOOK WELL-WORTH READING.

AND THANK YOU FOR WRITING

IT AND BEING WITH US

TODAY.

"HOW IS YOUR SOUL?"

IT'S A QUESTION WORTH

ANSWERING IN YOUR OWN

HEART AND MIND.

WE'RE GIVING AWAY A COPY.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ENTER

THAT, GO TO OUR Facebook

PAGE AND COMMENT ON OUR

GIVE-AWAY POST.

WE'LL SELECT ONE RANDOM

VIEWER BY FRIDAY THIS

WEEK, AND WE'LL GET THE

BOOK OUT TO YOU.

SO GO THERE NOW.

GORDON?

Gordon: HER STORY IS

ONE OF LEGEND, BUT WHO WAS

POCAHONTAS?

SHE BECAME A PAWN IN

THE MIDDLE OF THIS LIFE OR

DEATH GAME.

Gordon: FIND OUT WHEN

WE RETURN.

Gordon: BACK IN 1995,

DISNEY RELEASED ANOTHER

ANIMATED FILM, AND IT WAS

POCPOCAHONTAS, AND IT GROSSED

OVER $3 MILLION AT THE BOX

OFFICE.

BUT PEOPLE TOOK ISSUE WITH

THE FILM'S HISTORICAL

ACCURACY.

FOR ALL THEY GOT WRONG,

THEY HAD THIS RIGHT: THE

STORY OF POCAHONTAS IS ONE

WORTH TELLING.

TAKE A LOOK.

> SHE FASCINATES

GENERATIONS OF PEOPLE

ACROSS THE GLOBE.

DISNEY'S PORTRAYAL OF HER

CAPTURED IMAGINATION.

BUT WHO WAS POK POCAHONTAS?

SHE IS A MINISTRY.

THERE IS ALMOST NO NEUTRAL

POCAHONTAS.

THERE IS NO BLACK AND

WHITE ON THIS.

THERE IS A WHOLE LOT OF

GREY.

A MILLION SHADES OF GREY.

POCAHONTAS DIDN'T WRITE

ANYTHING DOWN.

THERE WAS NO WRITTEN

LANGUAGE OF HER PEOPLE.

SO EVERYTHING WE KNOW OF

POCAHONTAS COMES TO US

THROUGH THE OBSERVATIONS

OF ENGLISHMEN.

I HAVE TO TRY TO FIND

OUT MORE THAN JUST THE

DISNEY VERSION.

THEY MADE HER LIKE A

CARTOON CHARACTER, LIKE

SHE MIGHT HAVE BEEN SOME

KIND OF LEGEND OR

SOMETHING, AND THAT DIDN'T

REALLY EXIST.

SHE WAS AN ESSENTIAL

PART OF FED FEDERACY.

JOHN SMITH IS PROBABLY

THE MOST INVOLVED IN

CREATING THE POCAHONTAS OF

LEGEND.

AND IT IS HARD TO TELL

RELIGION FROM THE TRUTH IN

HIS WRITINGS.

Gordon: JOHN SMITH

WROTE THAT POCAHONTAS

RESCUED HIM DURING

CAPTIVITY AND SAVED HIS

LIFE, A CLAIM DOUBTED BY

MANY SCHOLARS.

HE HAS THREE ACCOUNTS

OF HIS TIME IN JAMESTOWN

AND HIS CAPTIVITY THERE.

AND IT IS ONLY IN THE

THIRD TIME OF WRITING THAT

HE TALKS ABOUT HOW SHE

RESCUED HIM.

LEGEND SAYS SHE WAS HIS

FAVORITE DAUGHTER, AND

THAT'S WHY SHE SAVED JOHN

SMITH, BECAUSE SHE FELL

AND LOVE AND ASKED FOR IT.

NOT SO MUCH.

THE RESCUE, I THINK, IS

IMPROBABLE, BUT, OF

COURSE, THERE IS ONLY ONE

PERSON WHO WROTE ANYTHING

DOWN.

THERE WAS ONLY ONE

WITNESS, AND THAT'S JOHN

SMITH.

IN REAL LIFE, SHE MARRIED

JOHN RALPH.

IN THE LEGEND, SHE WILL

FOREVER BE IN LOVE WITH

JOHN SMITH.

Gordon: POCAHONTAS

ISN'T A MYTH.

BUT WHY IS HER STORY

RELEVANT TO US TODAY?

WE HAVE SOMETHING IN

OUR NATIVE CULTURE CALLED

FULL CIRCLE.

SO IF YOU PLANT A SEED, IT

COMES TO FULL MATURITY.

AND THAT'S HOW I FEEL TIME

HAS BEGUN HERE, WE'RE

COMING BACK TO THE FULL

CIRCLE OF TIME.

Gordon: THIS IS A

STORY ABOUT POCAHONTAS AND

A MAN WHO CHANGED HER LIFE

FOREVER.

BUT HIS NAME ISN'T JOHN.

IT'S ALEXANDER.

> IN THE EARLY YEARS OF

THE JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT,

THE COLONISTS SET UP TRADE

WITH THE A ALGONQUIN INDIANS

AND THEIR CHIEF, PALATAN.

PALATAN'S TERRITORY

EXPANDED HUNDREDS OF

MILES.

THEY LANDED RIGHT IN

THE MIDDLE OF HIS EMPIRE.

WHEN THE ENGLISH CAME

HERE, THEY USED THEIR

POINTS OF REFERENCE, AND

THE WAY THAT THEY HAD

GOVERNMENT STRUCTURED, SO

THEY CALLED HIM A KING.

AND HE HAD ABOUT 32

TRIBES, WE THINK.

ANAND THEY WOULD BE, LIKE,

ADVISORS TO HIM.

SO IT WAS REALLY PRETTY

REPRESENTATIVE OF KIND OF

LIKE WHAT WE HAVE TODAY.

Gordon: IN HIS

NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE

ENGLISH, IT'S LIKELY THAT

PALATAN SAW OPPORTUNITY.

HE WANTED THE MEDAL

TROLLS, THE ARMS.

HE DIDN'T HAVE ANY OF

THOSE THINGS.

HE COULD HAVE

REVOLUTIONIZED LIFE IN

PALATAN.

SO HE ADOPTED THEM IN LIKE

HE WOULD ANY OTHER TRIBE,

SO HE WOULD HAVE ACCESS TO

THOSE RES SOURCES, BECAUSE RESOURCES, BECA USE

IT WOULD STRENGTHEN HIS

POLITICAL POSITION IN THE

STATES.

AGAPO.

CORN, WE NEED THE CORN.

Gordon: THE SETTLERS

WERE DEPENDENT ON THE

NATIVES FOR FOOD, BUT ALSO

WANTED PALATAN AND HIS

PEOPLE TO COME UNDER THEIR

CONTROL.

THE COLONY WAS

STRUGGLING.

IT'S THE STORY OF ALL

ENGLISH COLONIES.

THEY COULDN'T TAKE HOLD.

THEY COULDN'T FEED

THEMSELVES.

Gordon: IN 1611,

AFTER SEVERAL YEARS OF

CONFLICT, ALEXANDER

WHITAKER ARRIVED IN THE

MIDST OF THIS TURMOIL.

THE ANGLICAN MINISTER LEFT

THE COMFORTABLE LIFE IN

ENGLAND TO COME TO THE NEW

WORLD.

HE WAS A YOUNG MAN,

VERY, VERY WELL-EDUCATED.

HE COMES FROM A LONG

FAMILY OF SCHOLARS.

UNCLE LAWRENCE WAS A NOTED

ANANGLO-SAXON SCHOLAR.

ALEXANDER, BESIDES BEING A

GREAT FISHERMAN, WAS THE

ACCIDENTAL BOTTLER OF

BEER.

HE WENT TO EATON.

WENT TO CAMBRIDGE.

THIS IS THE MAN WHO IS

COMING OVER HERE.

HE IS GOING TO HAVE CHURCH

TWICE A DAY, THREE TIMES

ON SUNDAY.

SUNDAY IS WHEN HE IS GOING

TO PREACH HIS SERMON.

BUT MORNING AND EVENING,

HE WILL HAVE A SERVICE

HERE, AND EVERYONE WILL

ATTEND.

THAT IS THE LAW.

ALEXANDER WHITAKER'S

CONCERN WAS CONVERSION OF

THE NATIVE AMERICANS, AS

WELL AS PASTORING THE

ENGLISH THAT WAS THERE, THERE.

WHEN WE LOOK AT

WHITAKER, WE SEE NOT JOHN

CALVIN.

I DON'T SEE JOHN CALVIN

THOMPING ON HIS PULPIT,

SCREAMING.

WE SEE MORE BILLY GRAHAM,

WHO IS REASONING.

HE IS SAYING, LOOK, THIS

IS WHAT WE BELIEVE AND

THIS IS WHY WE BELIEVE IT.

HE RECOGNIZED THAT THE

NATIVE AMERICANS IN

VIRGINIA ARE NOT A WHOLE

LOT DIFFERENT THAN THE

ENGLISH WERE BACK BEFORE

THEY KNEW CHRISTIANITY,

WHEN ENGLAND WAS

ESSENTIALLY A

CONGLOMERATION OF VARIOUS

TRIBES.

HE IS LOOKING AT THEM

AND SAYING, OKAY, THEY'RE

LIKE US.

THEY'RE PART OF GOD'S

CREATION.

AND THEY DON'T KNOW THE

TRUE WAY.

WE NEED TO SHOW THEM THIS.

WE NEED TO BRING THEM INTO

THE RIGHT PATH.

Gordon: IN 1612,

WHITAKER WROTE "GOOD NEWS

FROM VIRGINIA," A SERMON

HE PREACHED AND THEN SENT

TO THE COLONY SPONSORS IN

LONDON.

THE SERMON WAS: "CAST YOUR

BREAD UPON THE WATERS, FOR

OF THE MANY DAYS YOU WILL

FIND IT AGAIN."

IN SPITE OF THE COLONIES'

ECONOMIC LOSSES, THE

SERMON MOVED THE FOUNDERS

OF THE COLONY SO MUCH,

THAT THEY PUBLISHED IT

THROUGHOUT ENGLAND.

JAMES DOWN WAS A

COMMERCIAL VENG VENTURE THAT

PEOPLE INVESTED MONEY IN

IT, EXPECTING TO GET MONEY

BACK.

I DO NOT MARVEL THAT

THERE HAVE BEEN GREAT

DISCOURAGEMENTS AT THIS

PLANTATION, FOR THAT THE

DEVIL, KNOWING WHEN CHRIST

WINS, HE LOSES.

IF YOUR CASTIGATING THE

ENGLISH, WHO WERE

INVESTING ONLY FROM A

MONETARY STANDPOINT, HE

SAID WE NEED COLONIST TO

COME AND LIVE THE

CHRISTIAN LIFE, AND BEING

USED BY GOD FOR THE

CATALYST OF THE NATIVE

AMERICANS.

Gordon: WHITAKER'S

CONVERSION OF BUILDING NEW

RELATIONS WITH THE NATIVE

AMERICANS WAS ABOUT TO BE

TESTED.

THE ENGLISH DIDN'T

UNDERSTAND THE CODE OF

RESPECT OF HONOR WITH THE

PALATANS.

SO WHEN THEY WOULD GO AND

TAKE UP LAND, IT WAS AN

AFFRONT TO HIM, AND SO HE

RETALIATED.

THAT'S WHEN THINGS STARTED

TO TURN, WHEN THEY WERE

TAKING LAND THAT HE DIDN'T

GIVE THEM.

HE SAID, "WHY TAKE MY

FORT, THAT WHICH WOULD BE

GIVEN YOU FOR THE ASKING?"

IT VERY QUICKLY BROKE

DOWN IN SOME DIFFICULT

SITUATIONS, AND THERE WERE

PEOPLE KILLED ON BOTH

SIDES.

CHIEF PALATAN, HE IS AS

SHARP AS ANY EUROPEAN

MONARCH.

HE IS ON THE BALL.

HE KEEPS THE ENGLISH

OFF-BALANCE.

HE ALIGNS WITH THEM WHEN

HE WANTS TO.

HE FIGHTS THEM WHEN HE HAS

TO.

AT THIS TIME, THE

NATIVE AMERICANS HAD A

NUMBER OF ENGLISH IN

CAPTIVITY, AND ALSO SOME

GUNS.

Gordon: THE COLONISTS

WANTED TO CONVINCE PALATAN

TO RETURN THE ENGLISH

HOSTAGES AND WEAPONS.

A SEA CAPTAIN NAMED SAMUEL

ARCOF CAME UP WITH A PLAN.

HE DECIDED TO KIDNAP THE

CHIEF'S FAVORITE DAUGHTER

AND HOLD HER FOR RANSOM.

PALATAN WITHDREW.

AND THEY HAD TO TRY TO

BRING SOME PRESSURE ON

HIM.

AND SAMUEL, WHO WAS GOING

UP THE ROAD TO THE

POTAWOMAX, WHO WERE A

NEIGHBORING SORT OF

INDIAN, AND THEY WERE A

BIT INDEPENDENT AS WELL,

AND HE HEARD THAT

POCAHONTAS WAS WITH THEM.

HE WAS ABLE TO

NEGOTIATE, TO SOME DEGREE

OR THREAT, TO SOME EXTENT

WAS THE BETRAYAL OF

POCAHONTAS.

IT WAS A BETRAYAL OF THE

TRUST SHE HAD IN THE

ENGLISH, AND IT WAS A

BETRAYAL ON THE PART OF

HER NATIVE AMERICAN

FRIENDS, ALSO, WHO DID

TRICK HER SO SHE WOULD END

UP GOING ON THE SHIP AND

THUS BE KIDNAPPED.

SHE REALLY BECAME THIS

PAWN IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS

LIFE OR DEATH GAME THAT

WAS TAKING PLACE

BETWEEN -- THERE WERE TWO

GROUPS OF PEOPLE WHO HAD

GOOD REASON TO DEEPLY

MISTRUST THE MOTIVES OF

THE OTHER ONE.

Gordon: THAT'S THE

FIRST PART IN THIS SERIES.

WE'VE GOT TWO MORE FOR

YOU.

WE'VE BEEN SHOWING THIS TO

YOU DURING THIS

THANKSGIVING WEEK.

WE WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND

THE REAL HISTORY HERE.

BECAUSE OF THE IMPORTANCE

OF POCAHONTAS, WHAT

HAPPENED LED TO WHAT THE

COLONISTS CALLED THE PEACE

OF POCAHONTAS, AND HOW

THAT ESTABLISHED THE

COLONY OF VIRGINIA.

IF IT HADN'T BEEN

ESTABLISHED, WOULD WE EVEN

HAVE A UNITED NATIONS OF

AMERICA?

WOULD THERE HAVE BEEN

FURTHER COLONIES?

WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED?

HOW WOULD AMERICA HAVE

BEEN FORM?

I'VE ALWAYS BEEN

FASCINATED WITH THIS

STORY.

THE FIRST TIME I READ

ALEXANDER WHITAKER'S "GOOD

NEWS FROM VIRGINIA," IT

WAS ALMOST 40 YEARS AGO.

SO THAT TELLS YOU HOW DEEP

INTO THIS STORY I AM.

BUT IT IS AN INCREDIBLE

STORY THAT EVERYONE NEEDS

TO UNDERSTAND.

AND EVERYONE NEEDS TO

UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS GOING

ON IN RIKECO, WHICH WAS

THE FIRST COLONY.

THAT WAS WIPED OUT.

BUT AT THE VERY

FOUNDATION, MISSIONS WAS

PART OF IT.

AND THAT GOOD NEWS FROM

VIRGINIA, WRITTEN BY

ALEXANDRA WHITAKER, WAS

THE FIRST MISSIONARY TRACT

EVER PUBLISHED FROM THE

COLONIES.

AND IT WAS TO ENCOURAGE

THE BRITISH, THAT WHAT

THEY WERE DOING WAS GOOD

AND WAS NOBLE AND WAS

GOING TO LEAD TO

CONVERSION, WAS GOING TO

LEAD TO THE SPREADING OF

THE GOOD NEWS.

AND THAT'S WHAT THE COLONY

WAS FOUNDED TO DO.

WE DON'T GET TAUGHT THAT

TODAY.

AND THAT'S UNFORTUNATE.

WIT'S UNFORTUNATE WE DON'T

GET TAUGHT THAT TODAY.

IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE

REAL HISTORY, BACKED UP BY

ACTUALLY HISTORICAL

DOCUMENTS FROM THE TIME

PERIOD, WE WANT YOU TO

HAVE IT.

THERE IS A WHOLE D.V.D. OF

THE POCAHONTAS, ALL THREE

EPISODES PUT TOGETHER FOR

YOU.

WE'RE ASKING FOR A GIFT, A

TAX DEDUCTIBLE GIFT, OF

$10 TO GET IT.

1-800-700-7000.

MAKE SURE YOU WATCH.

WE'LL BE SHOWING IT

TOMORROW AND WEDNESDAY,

THE OTHER TWO EPISODES.

SO TUNE IN.

IT IS AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE

FOR ALL OF US.

> WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS

WORD FROM DANIEL: "BLESSED

BE THE NAME OF GOD,

FOREVER AND EVER, FOR WHOM

BELONG WISDOM AND MIGHT."

FOR TERRY, FOR ME, AND FOR

ALL OF US HERE, GOD BLESS

YOU AND HAPPY

THANKSGIVING.

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