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CBN NewsWatch: August 18, 2017

On CBN Newswatch, Aug. 18: Police in Spain are searching for an Islamic terrorist who drove a van into a crowd of tourists in Barcelona Thursday; Confederate statues are disappearing from American cities; reports from Budapest show European ... ... Read Transcript


Efrem: THANKS FOR

JOINING US FOR CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

I'M MARK MARTIN.

TOPPING OUR NEWS, POLICE

IN SPAIN ARE SEARCHING

THIS MORNING FOR AN

ISLAMIC TERRORIST WHO

DROVE A VAN INTO A CROWD

OF TOURISTS IN BARCELONA

ON THURSDAY.

AT LEAST 13 PEOPLE WERE

KILLED, AND FIVE

TERRORISTS WERE SHOT DEAD

AFTER AN ATTACK IN ANOTHER

SPANISH CITY.

GARY LANE HAS THE DETAILS.

Reporter: ISLAMIC

TERRORISTS HAVE STRUCK

AGAIN IN THE HEART OF

EUROPE.

THIS TIME WITH TWO-VEHICLE

ATTACKS IN SPAIN.

THE TWO ATTACKS CAME

WITHIN HOURS OF ONE

ANOTHER.

THE FIRST ONE LATE

THURSDAY AFTERNOON IN LAS

RAMBLAS.

A TERRORIST PLOWED A VAN

INTO PEDESTRIANS, KILLING

AT LEAST 13 PEOPLE AND

INJURING MORE THAN 100

OTHERS.

I DIDN'T SEE ANY OF THE

BODIES OR THE DRIVER, BUT

I HEARD IT RIGHT BEHIND

ME.

Reporter: THE POLICE

ARRESTED TWO MEN.

ONE OF THEM WAS MOROCCAN

CHRIS AKBER.

THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE

WAS STILL AT LIVE.

A SECOND ATTACK ALONG A

BOARDWALK.

THIS TIME SIX PEOPLE WERE

INJURED BEFORE POLICE

GUNNED DOWN THE

TERRORISTS.

ALL FIVE OF THEM WERE

WEARING FAKE SUICIDE

VESTS.

AND INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY

WERE ALSO PLANNING SOME

KIND OF GAS ATTACK.

THE C.I.A. REPORTEDLY

INFORMED SPAIN TWO MONTHS

AGO THAT LA LAS RAMBLAS WAS A

TARGET.

THE WARNING CAME AFTER

JIHAD IT IS SAID THEY

PLANNED TO SPREAD TERROR

TO POPULAR TOURIST SPOTS.

THE TWO MAY HAVE BEEN

LINKED TO ANOTHER ATTACK

ON WEDNESDAY.

THEY SAY SOME OF THE

INJURED IN THE BARCELONA

ATTACK ARE IN CRITICAL

CONDITION.

THE ISLAMIC STATE HAS

CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY FOR

THE BARCELONA ATTACK.

MANY JIHADISTS WHO JOINED

ISIS WERE THEN CHASED OUT

OF SYRIA AND IRAQ AND ARE

NOW RETURNING HOME.

THAT MEANS MORE

BARCELONA-STYLE TERROR

ATTACKS MAY COME TO EUROPE

AND ELSEWHERE IN THE DAYS

AHEAD.

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS.

AFTER 16 YEARS OF WAR

IN AFGHANISTAN, THE TRUMP

ADMINISTRATION SAYS IT IS

CLOSE TO HAVING A NEW

STRATEGY FOR DEFEASTING

TERRORISDEFEATINGCONFLICT.

THE PRESIDENT WILL DISCUSS

THE STRATEGY AT CAMP DAVID

TODAY.

MONTHS AGO, THE PENTAGON

SETTLED ON A PLAN TO SEND

NEARLY 4,000 MORE TROOPS

TO AFGHANISTAN, BUT THERE

IS HEATED DEBATE ABOUT

WHETHER THAT IS A GOOD

IDEA.

RESCUE WORKERS IN

SIERRA LEONE ARE RACING

AGAIN THE CLOCK.

A DEADLY MUDSLIDE HIT THE

NATION'S CAPITAL ON

MONDAY, KILLING AT LEAST

400 PEOPLE.

COVER REWORKERS CONTINUE

TRECOVERY WORKS CONTINUE TOSIFT THROUGH MU D AND

DEBRIS.

RESCUE WORKERS SAY THEY

STILL HOPE TO FIND

SURVIVORS, BUT THAT THE,

QUOTE, "CHANCES ARE

GETTING SMALLER EVERY

DAY."

> ARE CONFEDERATE

STATUES ABOUT TO DISAPPEAR

FROM AMERICAN CITIES?

THE PRESIDENT IS TWEETING

ABOUT IT, AND MANY

COMMUNITIES ARE DEBATING

THE ISSUE, STOKED BY FEARS

BY WHAT HAPPENED IN

CHARLOTTESVILLE.

THE CITY OF RICHMOND,

VIRGINIA, COULD BE

CONSIDERED GROUND ZERO

OVER THE DEBATE OVER

CONFEDERATE STATUES.

IT ALSO HAVE FIVE

CONFEDERATE STATUES, ALL

OF WHICH ARE LINED UP HERE

ON THE FAMOUS MONUMENT

AVENUE.

THERE WAS A DESIRE TO

CREATE AND TO MAKE IT A

MODERN CITY, MODELED ON

SOME EUROPEAN VERSIONS.

THEY WANTED A GRAND

BOULEVARD.

Reporter: CHRISTY

COLEMAN HEADS THE AMERICAN

CIVIL WAR MUSEUM HERE AND

CO-CHAIRS THE CITY

COMMISSION TO FIGURE OUT

WHAT TO DO WITH RICHMOND'S

CONFEDERATE STATUES.

SHE SAYS REAL ESTATE

DEVELOPERS CREATED

MONUMENT AVENUE IN THE

LATE 1800s.

THEY ERECTED A STATUE OF

GENERAL ROBERT E.LEE,

HOPING TO LURE NEW

RESIDENTS.

IN THE PROCESS, THEY

REASSERTED WHITE

SUPREMACISTS.

THE CITY ERECTED FIVE

STATUES, AND THE

NEIGHBORHOOD BOOMED.

FLASH FORWARD TO 2017 AND

A NEW AFRICAN-AMERICAN

MAYOR.

NOT ONLY ARE THE

STATUES OFFENSIVE TO ME,

THEY'RE OFFENSIVE TO A

NUMBER OF PEOPLE.

Reporter: THE MAYOR

CREATED THE COMMISSION,

AND THE CHARGE ADDED

CONTEXT AND HISTORICAL

BALANCE TO THE STATUES.

NOW AFTER CHARLOTTESVILLE,

HE HAS ADJUSTED COURSE.

WE CAN EXPAND THE

CONVERSATION AND PUT

REMOVAL ON THE TABLE.

AFTER WHAT HAPPENED IN

CHARLOTTESVILLE, THE WINDS

CHANGED ABOUT HOW LONG ARE

WE GOING TO DEAL WITH

THESE IMAGES IN OUR

SOCIETY, THAT REGARDLESS

OF WHAT THEY WERE

INITIALLY OR ORIGINALLY

INTENDED TO DO, HAVE

BECOME SYMBOLS OF

DEVISIVENESS AND HATRED.

Reporter: THERE IS NO

EASY ANSWER, AND MANY HERE

ARE WRESTLING WITH THAT.

THIS IS NOT A MONUMENT

YOU'RE GOING TO MOVE INTO

A MUSEUM.

IT IS GIGANTIC.

THEORETICALLY IT IS

POSSIBLE, BUT IT NEEDS TO

BE REFRAMED IN SOME WAY.

Reporter: OTHERS,

LIKE PAM PATRAM, SIMPLY

WANT THE STATUES TO GO

AWAY.

THIS IS NOT OUT OF MY

HISTORY.

THIS IS PART OF SOMETHING

THAT CONQUERS AND DIVIDES

US.

SO I'M NOT A FAN OF IT, OF

THE STATUES.

Reporter: DEBBIE IS A

FAN AND SHE IS WORRIED.

IF THEY START TEARING

IT DOWN, WHAT'S NEXT?

Reporter: ON

THURSDAY, THE PRESIDENT

TWEETED HIS FEARS THAT THE

U.S. WILL LOSE ITS

CONFEDERATE STATUES.

ON MONUMENT AVENUE, MANY

LOCALS AND TOURISTS RUSHED

TO TAKE PICTURES,

WONDERING WHAT MIGHT

HAPPEN.

ULTIMATELY MAYOR STONEY

AND THE CITY COUNCIL WILL

ACCEPT RECOMMENDATIONS AND

MAKE A DECISION.

FOR NOW, CHRISTY COLEMAN

IS URGING CALM.

WHAT IS ABSOLUTELY

NEEDED IS REFLECTION.

WE NEED TO BREATHE, WE

NEED TO REFLECT, AND WE

NEED TO FIND SPACES WHERE

WE CAN COME TO REASONED

CONCLUSIONS ABOUT ALL OF

THIS.

BECAUSE NONE OF IT IS

EASY.

Reporter: REPORTING

IN RICHMOND, HEATHER

SELLS, CBN NEWS.

COMING UP, CHRISTIANITY

IS MAKING A COMEBACK IN

HUNGARY.

BUT NOT EVERYONE IS

THRILLED WITH THIS NEW

DEVELOPMENT.

CBN NEWS HAS AN EXCLUSIVE

REPORT NEXT.

Mark: WELCOME BACK TO

CBN "NEWSWATCH."

IT IS ENOUGH TO MAKE A LOT

OF AMERICANS JEALOUS.

A NATION THAT HAS

REDISCOVERED ITS CHRISTIAN

ROOTS HAS CLOSED ITS

BORDERS TO ILLEGAL

MIGRANTS, AND HAS

REWRITTEN THE CONSTITUTION

TO PROTECT MARRIAGE AND

THE UNBORN.

BUT SOME ARE NOT HAPPY

ABOUT THIS.

Reporter: IN A TIME

WHEN MOST OF EUROPE IS IN

THE GRIPS OF ATHEISM,

THERE IS A NATION WHERE

CHRISTIANITY SEEMS TO NOT

ONLY BE HOLDING ITS OWN,

BUT SOME SAY IT IS

THRIVING.

IMAGINE A GOVERNMENT IN IS

UNABASHEDLY CHRISTIAN.

WELCOME TO HUNGARY.

HUNGARY'S CONSTITUTION IS

EXPLICITLY CHRISTIAN, AND

SAYS THAT MARRIAGE IS

BETWEEN ONE MAN AND ONE

WOMAN, AND THAT LIFE

BEGINS AT CONCEPTION.

IT EVEN INCLUDES THE

PHRASE "GOD BLESS THE

HUNGARIANS."

IT IS ONE OF THE LARGEST

PENTECOSTAL CHURCHES IN

EUROPE, WITH 70,000

ATTENDERS.

AND THE HUNGARY GOVERNMENT

HAS TAKEN ON THE ROLE OF

PROTECTING CHRISTIANITY.

AND IT HAS EVEN SET UP AN

OFFICE TO HELP PERSECUTED

CHRISTIANS WORLDWIDE.

WHEN CBN NEWS BROUGHT TO

THE WORLD THE STORY OF

SWEDEN'S THREAT TO DEPORT

AIDEEN STRANDSSON BACK TO

ISLAMIC IRAN, ONLY ONE

NATION STEPPED UP AND

OFFERED HER ASYLUM,

HUNGARY.

THE HUNGARY GOVERNMENT

SAYS TAKING IN PERSECUTED

CHRISTIANS IS OUR MORAL

AND CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY.

HOW DO YOU PLAN TO

PROTECT EUROPEAN VALUES?

Reporter: ISHVAN PODA

SAYS HUNGARY HAS ONLY

RETURNED TO ITS ROOTS AS

AN HISTORIC BASTION OF

CHRISTIANITY, DESPITE

NEARLY 200 YEARS OF MUSLIM

OTTOMAN RULE.

SECRETARY OF STATE ZILTON ZILTON

KOVACH.

EUROPE'S LEGACY IS A

RELIGIOUS LEGACY, MOST

DEFINITELY IN A CULTURAL

FORM.

Reporter: MR. ORBON

HAS ACCUSED THE E.U. OF

TRYING TO ISLAMIZE EUROPE.

AND HUNGARY HAS INFURIATED

BRUSSELS BY BUILDING A

FENCE TO KEEP ILLEGAL

MIGRANTS OUT.

THE EUROPEAN UNION IS

TICKED BECAUSE THEY HAVE

TOLD ORBON TO TAKE A HIKE

WHEN IT COMES TO OPEN

BORDERS.

HUNGARY HAS SEEN THE CHAOS

AND SAID, NOT YEAR.

MR. ORBON HAS ACCUSED

BRUSSELS OF BLACKMAIL.

SECURING THE BORDERS TO

STOP ILLEGAL MIGRATION, IS

INDEED A SOLUTION, AND IS

THE ONLY WAY TO REINSTATE

LAW AND ORDER ON THE

BORDERS OF THE EUROPEAN

UNION AND NOT THE OTHER

WAY AROUND.

Reporter: COBON SAYS

WESTERN NATIONS ARE PAYING

A HEAVY PRICE BY

PRETENDING THAT ISLAM

DOESN'T MATTER.

WE'VE BEEN LIVING CLOSE

TO ISLAM FOR CENTURIES IN

THE PAST, AND WE ALL KNOW

ABOUT IT.

THAT'S WHAT IT DOES MATTER

WHO COMES IN AND IN WHAT

MANNER THEY COME IN.

RO Reporter: ORBON IS

OFTEN PORTRAYED IN THE

MEDIA AS A VLADIMIR PUTIN.

A FEW YEARS AGO THE

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

PRESIDENT REPORTEDLY

GREETED ORBON WITH THE

WORDS, "HELLO, DICTATOR."

HUNGARY IS CERTAINLY NOT A

DICTATORSHIP, BUT ORBON'S

CRITICS ACCUSE HIM OF

CORRUPTION, AND USING THE

INSTRUMENTS OF GOVERNMENT

AGAINST HIS POLITICAL

OPPONENTS.

INCLUDING THE RECENT

BILLBOARD CAMPAIGN AGAINST

BILLIONAIRE GEORGE SOROS.

WHAT WE SEE TODAY IN

HUNGARY IS THE SHAMELESS

OF PUBLIC MONEY, OF TAX

MONEY, TO FORM GOVERNMENT

MESSAGES.

THE HUNGARIAN PRESIDENT

HAS CONTINUALLY WEAKENING

THE SYSTEMS OF CHECKS AND

BALANCES.

Reporter: BUT ORBON,

WHO EVEN A MAN HIS CRITICS

CONCEDE IS A SKILLED

POLITICIAN, DOESN'T HAVE A

SERIOUS POLITICAL RIVAL.

HE WILL PROBABLY REMAIN IN

POWER, MEANING HUNGARY'S

STANDOFF WITH THE EUROPEAN

UNION OVER MIGRANTS IS

LIKELY TO ESCALATE.

BUT IT ALSO MEANS THAT

HUNGARY WILL CONTINUE TO

HAVE A GOVERNMENT WHICH

THINKS CHRISTIANITY IS

WORTH PROTECTING.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS,

BUDAPEST.

Mark: UP NEXT, FROM

BEST-SELLING MEMOIR TO A

MOVIE MOTION PICTURE, YOUR

FIRST LOOK AT "THE GLASS

Mark: BOX OFFICE

NUMBERS SUGGEST MANY

PEOPLE MISSED THE OPENING

WEEKEND OF THE FILM "THE

GLASS CASTLE."

BRIE LARSEN AND WOODY

HARRELSON TURNED IT INTO A

MOVIE MOTION PICTURE.

"STUDIO 5" BRINGS US A

FIRST LOOK.

ACTION!

"THE GLASS CASTLE" IS A

MEMOIR ABOUT MY CHILDHOOD,

ABOUT MY FAMILY, AND THESE

INCREDIBLY COMPLICATED

PARENTS THAT I HAD, WHO

FROM A DISTANCE, AT LEAST,

LOOKED LIKE IMPOVERISHED,

HOMELESS PEOPLE AND SOME

WOULD CALL A LITTLE CRAZY,

BUT IT WAS SO MUCH MORE

THAN THAT.

YOUR DAD SAID HE SAW

YOU PASS BY IN A CAB THE

OTHER NIGHT AND ACTED LIKE

WE WEREN'T EVEN THERE.

YOU SHOULDN'T BE

ASHAMED OF US JUST BECAUSE

WE CHOICE A DIFFERENT

LIFESTYLE.

BEING HOMELESS IN NEW

YORK CITY DOESN'T COUNT AS

A LIFESTYLE CHOICE.

I HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF

MONEY NOW, AND I CAN HELP

YOU, IF YOU WANT.

NO.

WE'RE FINE.

YOU'RE THE ONE WHO NEEDS

HELP.

YOUR VALUES ARE ALL

CONFUSED.

IT IS A FILM ABOUT

FAMILY AND ABOUT LEARNING

THAT EVERYBODY IS TRYING

TO LOVE YOU AS BEST AS

THEY CAN.

BUT SOMETIMES AS KIDS, WE

MISINTERPRET THAT LOVE

BECAUSE IT'S NOT THE SAME

THAT WE NEED.

SWANKY, I DON'T SEE ONE

OF YOUR MAMA'S PAINTINGS.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING

HERE?

WORKING WITH FANTASTIC

PEOPLE.

YOU ACT LIKE A CHILD.

WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED

TO MEAN?

IT'S NOT A SURPRISE,

DAD.

LOOK AROUND.

THIS AIN'T YOU.

YOU AIN'T LIKE THOSE

PAWNS, AND YOU KNOW IT.

DON'T TURN THIS ON ME.

YOU'RE A WALSH, YOU

WERE BORN TO CHANGE THE

WORLD, NOT JUST ADD TO THE

NOISE.

THIS IS THE STORY OF A

YOUNG WOMAN WHO IS

FILTERING THROUGH HER PAST

AND TRYING TO MAKE SENSE

OF IT.

AND TRYING TO FIND, YOU

KNOW, A NEW SENSE OF PEACE

WITH HERSELF AND WITH HER

RELATIONSHIP WITH HER DAD.

TAYLOR SAID WE SHOULD

GO TO A REAL SCHOOL.

A REAL SCHOOL, HUH?

THIS IS AS REAL AS IT

GETS, KID.

YOU LEARN FROM LIVING.

HER FATHER WAS A VERY

LOVING GOD, BUT HE ALSO

HAD A LOT OF PROBLEMS.

HE WAS AN ALCOHOLIC.

THERE WAS A LOT ABOUT HIM

THAT MADE HER GROWING UP

DIFFICULT, BUT, YOU KNOW,

A REALLY INTERESTING GUY.

NOT PERFECT BY ANY MEANS.

WE'RE GOING TO TEAR ALL

OF THIS DOWN AND REPLACE

IT WITH YOUR GAME ROOM,

PING-PONG, POOL, FUSBOL.

TRAMPOLINE?

OH, YEAH, THE

TRAMPOLINE GOES OVER HERE.

AND ALL OF THESE WALLS ARE

GONE, REPLACED WITH

THREE-INCH GLASS, GLASS,

GLASS.

THIS CAN STAY.

DOESN'T THAT LOOK

LOVELY.

YELLOW STANDS FOR

HAPPINESS AND CREATIVITY.

THIS PLACE DOESN'T HAVE

ANY ELECTRICITY OR WATER.

IGNORE HER.

SHE WAS BORN WITHOUT ANY

CREATIVITY.

THIS IDEA THAT ONCE

THEY STRIKE IT RICH, HE IS

GOING TO BUY THIS

BEAUTIFUL HOUSE THAT IS

ALL MADE OUT OF GLASS.

BUT IT NEVER REALLY GOT

PAST THE BLUEPRINTS, YOU

KNOW.

IT IS THIS PLACE

THEY'RE GOING TO GET TO,

THIS BEAUTIFUL PARADISE,

AND ALTHOUGH THEY'RE

LIVING IN SQUALOR, ONE DAY

THE GLASS CASTLE WILL BE

THERE.

IT COULD HAVE BEEN

SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY,

BUT REX IS MORE OF A

DREAMER.

WHEN TIMES GOT TOUGH,

DAD WOULD PULL OUT THE

BLUEPRINTS OF THE GLASS

CASTLE, AND WE WOULD WORK

ON THEM.

BUT I'VE COME TO REALIZE

HE GAVE ME SOMETHING MUCH

MORE VALUABLE, AND THAT IS

A HOPE AND A DREAM FOR THE

FUTURE.

IF A PARENT GIVES YOU

THAT, THEN YOU'RE LUCKY.

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO

BE ANGRY.

I KNOW YOU LOVE HIM, AND

YOU'LL REGRET IT IF YOU

DON'T COME HOME.

ONE OF THE BLESSINGS OF

HAVING TOLD MY STORY IS

THAT PEOPLE GET IT, AND

SOMETIMES THEY GET IT MORE

THAN I DO.

FOR SOME PEOPLE, A LOT

OF PEOPLE SEEM TO RELATE

TO IT, AND I WAS NO

EXCEPTION.

Mark: WELL, THE

WEEKEND IS ALMOST HERE.

SO LET'S TURN NOW TO

"PLUGGED IN" AT "FOCUS ON

THE FAMILY."

THIS WEEK THE TEAM REVIEWS

"THE GLASS CASTLE."

FOLKS SI SIT IN FANCY

APARTMENTS, BUT THE AIR IS

SO POLLUTED, THEY CAN'T

EVEN SEE THE STARS.

Reporter: THE MOVIE

"THE GLASS CASTLE"

CHRONICLES JEANETTE'S

FAMILY.

THEY WERE PULLED AROUND

THE COUNTRY BY HER

DYSFUNCTIONAL DREAMER,

REX.

THIS AS REAL AS IT

GETS, KIDS.

YOU LEARN FROM LIVING.

Reporter: IT IS NOT

THAT THEY DON'T LOVE THEIR

KIDS.

THEY DO.

BUT REX IS AN ADDICT, AND

WHILE HE NEVER LACKS FOR

THINGS LIKE CIGARETTES AND

BOOZE, HIS FAMILY LACKS

FOR EVERYTHING ELSE: FOOD,

RUNNING WATER, SECURITY.

LIVING IN EXTREME POVERTY,

THE WALSH FAMILY

EVENTUALLY LIVE IN A SHACK

WITHOUT PLUMBING, HEAT,

AND ELECTRICITY, EXCEPT

WHEN REX STEALS IT FROM

NEIGHBORING PROPERTIES.

INSTEAD OF BEING

RESENTFUL, JEANETTE SAYS

THAT IT MADE HER AND

OTHERS IN THE FAMILY

RESILIENT.

SHE SAYS YOU CAN EITHER

FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE OR

THE NEGATIVE, SHE SAYS,

AND I CHOSE TO FOCUS ON

THE POSITIVE.

THIS IS AN ACHINGLY

POIGNANT TALE, IT IS A

TALE OF DAMAGING FUNCTION,

WHILE STILL REALIZING THE

DIGNITY OF EVEN THE MOST

BROKEN FAMILY MEMBERS.

BUT FOUL LANGUAGE ABOUNDS

HERE, BUT SO DOES HOPE AND

COURAGE.

SO I'M GIVING "THE GLASS

CASTLE" A TWO OUT OF FIVE

FOR FAMILY-FRIENDLINESS.

FOR MORE, VISIT US AT

Mark: THE ECLIPSE

NEXT WEEK MAY BE A BIG

SENSATION, BUT ANOTHER ONE

BACK IN 1919 MAY HAVE HAD

A MUCH BIGGER IMPACT,

BECAUSE AS PAUL STRAND

TELLS US, IT STARTED A

BALL RUNNING IN OUR

REVOLUTION OF OUR

UNDERSTANDING OF THE

UNIVERSE.

Reporter: IT IS TIME

TO NOTE A SIMILAR ECLIPSE

BROUGHT ALBERT EINSTEIN

HIS WORLDWIDE FAME, AND

SOME WOULD SAY BROUGHT

PROOF OF A CREATOR.

EINSTEIN CAME UP WITH HIS

THEORY OF GENERAL

RELATIVITY IN THE START OF

THE 1900s.

WAS THERE AN ECLIPSE

INVOLVED IN POPULARIZING

HIS THEORY?

THERE WAS AN

OPPORTUNITY WITH THE 1919

TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE IN

BRAZIL TO PUT THE THEIR OF

GENERAL RELATIVITY TO THE

TEST.

BECAUSE IT PREDICTED THAT

THE GRAVITY OF THE SUN

WOULD BEND THE WHITE OF

STARS, AND INDEED THEY

WERE ABLE TO CONFIRM THAT

THE STAR LIGHT WAS BENT BY

THE AMOUNT THAT THE THEORY

OF GENERAL RELATIVITY

PREDICTED.

SO IT WAS AN AMAZING

CONFIRMATION.

AND THAT GOT PICKED UP BY

NEWSPAPERS AROUND THE

WORLD, AND SUDDENLY ALBERT

EINSTEIN BECAME A

HOUSEHOLD NAME.

AND HIS THEORY OF GENERAL

RELATIVITY BECAME

ESTABLISHED IN THE MINDS

OF PHYSICISTS AND

ASTRONOMERS.

AND WHAT WAS SIGNIFICANT

ABOUT THAT IS THAT IT

PREDICTS THERE IS A

BEGINNING TO THE UNIVERSE.

UNTIL ALBERT EINSTEIN'S

THEORY CAME ALONE,

ASTRONOMERS AND PHYSICISTS

THOUGHT THE UNIVERSE WAS

INFINITELY OLD.

THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY

SAID NO.

IT IS FINITE IN TIME.

IT HAS A BEGINNING, WHICH

IMPLIES THERE MUST BE A

BEGINNER THAT IS

RESPONSIBLE FOR BRINGING

THE UNIVERSE INTO

EXISTENCE.

Reporter: SO PEOPLE

BEGAN TO ACCEPT HIS

THEORY.

AND WHAT IS THE

PHILOSOPHICAL IMPLICATIONS

OF THIS?

THAT SPACE AND TIME

WERE CREATED.

AND THEY HAVE A BEGINNING.

SO THERE MUST BE AN AGENT

THAT CREATED OUR UNIVERSE,

OF MATTER, AND OUR SPACE

AND TIME.

Reporter: DID IT SHOW

ANYTHING ABOUT THE GOD OF

THE BIBLE AS COMPARED TO

GODGODS THAT PEOPLE IN

DIFFERENT AREAS OF THE

WORLD BELIEVE IN.

WHAT I NOTICED IS THAT

THE NON-BIBLICAL RELIGIONS

TEACH THAT OUR GODS CREATE

WITHIN SPACE AND TIME THAT

ETERNALLY EXIST.

BUT IN THE BIBLICAL GOD --

THE UNIVERSE DOESN'T EXIST

UNTIL HE CREATES SPACE AND

TIME.

SO AS A YOUNG MAN, I

RECOGNIZE THAT THANKS TO

SCIENCE, IT IS THE GOD OF

THE BIBLE THAT CREATED THE

UNIVERSE, AND NOT THE GODS

OF THE OTHER RELIGIONS OF

THE WORLD.

TODAY, GENERAL RELATIVITY

RANKS AT THE MOST

EXHAUSTIVELY TESTED AND

BEST PROVEN PRINCIPLE IN

ALL OF PHYSICS.

THERE IS NOTHING WE'RE

MORE CONFIDENT OF THAN THE

RELIABILITY OF GENERAL

RELATIVITY.

SO THERE MUST BE A GOD

BEYOND SPACE AND TIME THAT

CREATED OUR UNIVERSE.

Reporter: AND THAT'S

HOW AN ECLIPSE BROUGHT

EINSTEIN GLOBAL FAME AND

TO THE IDEA THAT THIS

UNIVERSE HAD A BEGINNING,

AND MAYBE A GY BEGINNER.

Mark: AND THAT'S IT

FOR US ON CBN "NEWSWATCH."

HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US NEXT

TIME.

HAVE A GREAT DAY.

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