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CBN NewsWatch: February 26, 2018

On CBN Newswatch, Feb 26th: lawmakers return to work in Washington today where the gun debate is front and center; fighting continues in Syria despite the UN's best efforts to stop the modern-day massacre; millions are recovering from a series ... Read Transcript


THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS

RETURN FOR

THE FIRST TIME TO MARJORIE

STONEMAN

DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL SUNDAY

WHERE MANY

WERE KILLED. A POWERFUL VIGIL

AND ONE

OF MANY TO PUT PRESSURE ON

LAWMAKERS

TO TAKE ACTION, BUT RIGHT NOW

THEY

HAVE NO CLEAR DIRECTION.

IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE THAT

YOU HAVE

TO WAIT TO BE 21-YEAR-OLD TO

GET A

PISTOL BUT TO BE A MANIAC

LIKE THIS

ONE AT THIS SCHOOL WAS 18.

PRESIDENT TRUMP IS

FLOATING IDEAS

AND EVEN SIGNALING A

WILLINGNESS TO

BREAK ABOUT THE NRA. THEY ARE

PUSHING

BACK THE CAUSE TO RAISE THE

AGE LIMIT

FROM 18 LIKE THE ONE GUNMAN

USED.

THEY DON'T WANT TO RAISE

THE AGE?

THAT'S WHAT GUNMAN SAID.

TRUMP CALLING FOR SOME

TEACHERS TO

CARRY GUNS BUT HE SAYS IT'S

UP TO THE

STATE BUT IT WOULD WORK.

YOU WOULDN'T HAVE THIS

PROBLEM

TODAY.

MEANWHILE LEGISLATORS WANT

SCOTT

ISRAEL SUSPENDED AS FOR THE

TIME HE

TOOK TO RESPOND TO THE

SHOOTING.

THE VIDEO SHOWS ONE SHERIFF'S

DEPUTY

STANDING OUTSIDE OF THE

SCHOOL INSTEAD

OF RUNNING INSIDE TO ENGAGE

THE GUN

MAN.

REPRESENTATIVES LIKE STEVE

SOLIS SAY

THAT SO MANY LAWS ARE NOT

ENFORCED AND

WILL NOT STOP THOSE FROM

SHOOTING

AGAIN.

THE BEST LEGISLATIVE ACTION

IS TO STOP

PEOPLE FROM BUYING GUNS.

BUT THEY ARE NOT SURE WHAT

WASHINGTON

WILL DO.

> A LOOK AT THE OTHER

BIGGER

HEADLINES THAT WE ARE

FOLLOWING RIGHT

NOW.

FIGHTING CONTINUES IN SYRIA

DESPITE

THE EFFORT TO STOP THE

MASSACRE WITH A

CEASEFIRE BUT BOMBS CONTINUE.

MORE THAN 500 PEOPLE HAVE

DIED, MOSTLY

CHILDREN.

MILLIONS HAVE RECOVERED

FROM

TORNADOS WITH AT LEAST 12

TWISTERS.

FIVE PEOPLE HAVE DIED.

HUNDREDS LINE THE STREETS

SATURDAY TO

WATCH THE MOTORCADE OF THE

LATE

REVEREND BILLY GRAHAM.

A SERVICE WILL BE HELD ON

MONDAY FOR

THOSE PLANNED TO ATTEND THE

FUNERAL.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ON

CBNNEWS.COM.

THE AMERICAN EMBASSY IN

JERUSALEM

WILL OPEN.

A SMALL STAFF WILL OPERATE IN

THE

EXISTING AMERICAN CONSCIOUS

YOU WILL

WHILE A NEW BUILDING IS

COMPLETED.

SECRETARY OF STATE SIGNED OFF

ON THE

SECURITY PLAN LAST WEEK AND

BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU QUALLS -- CALLS

THIS AS A

GREAT AND HISTORIC MOMENT FOR

ISRAEL.

THIS WILL BE THEIR FIFTH

MEETING SINCE

TRUMP BECAME PRESIDENT.

IN A MEETING SUNDAY SOME

SAY THE

MOVE WAS A PLOY TO GAIN

ATTENTION.

THE CHURCH LEADERS ARE

ANGRY OVER A

DECISION TO COLLECT MUNICIPAL

PROPERTY

TAXES INCLUDING CHURCHES AND

HOUSES OF

PRAYER.

ALL OF THESE PROPERTIES

AND BANK

ACCOUNTS.

THE MUNICIPALITY SAYS THE

CHURCHES

OWE MORE THAN $185 MILLION IN

BACK

TAXES.

HE SAYS THE CITY'S MOVE IS

LIKE AN

ATTEMPT TO WEAKEN THE

CHRISTIAN

PRESENCE IN JERUSALEM.

THIS ABUSE AGAINST

CHRISTIANS

REACHED ITS PEAK HAS

DISCRIMINATION

DEAL THAT TARGET THE

PROPERTIES OF THE

COMMUNITIES OF THE "HOLY

LAND".

THIS REMINDS US ALL OF LOSS

OF THE

SIGNAL IN THE NATION OF THE

JEWS IN

EUROPE.

THEY DISAGREE AND THEY ARE

EQUAL

UNDER THE LAW.

AS IN THE CASE OF ALL THE

CHURCHES

SYNAGOGUES AS MOSQUE ARE

EXEMPT FROM

TAXES.

THE HEIGHT OF THE

MUNICIPALITIES

SELECT MUNICIPAL ASSETS FROM

THE

CHURCH TAXES.

HE SAYS THE UPROAR ISN'T

ABOUT

PERSECUTION, IT'S ABOUT

MONEY.

WE SEE THAT AS A VERY

CYNICAL MOVE

FROM THE CHURCH WHERE WE ARE

TALKING

ABOUT SOMETHING THAT IS

AFFECTING

THEIR POCKETS AND NOTHING

ELSE AND

THEM WANTING TO TURN THIS

INTO A

RELIGIOUS CONFLICT USING

TERMS LIKE

PERSECUTION.

JERUSALEM IS THE ONLY CITY IN

THE

MIDDLE EAST WHERE THERE IS

TRUE

FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND TRUE

FREEDOM

OF WORSHIP.

THIS ACTUALLY MIXES TWO

ISSUES, THE

MUNICIPAL TAXES AND LAND

ALREADY SOLD.

THEY ARE DISCUSSING LAND

THAT WAS

SOLD TO PRIVATE OWNERS AND IT

WAS SOLD

ACTUALLY NOT AT A VERY HIGH

SUM BY THE

CHURCHES AND THESE PRIVATE

OWNERS NOW

ARE GOING TO LET PEOPLE THAT

LIVE IN

APARTMENTS TO SAY THAT IF YOU

DON'T

PAY US A MILLION SHEKELS YOU

WILL LOSE

YOUR APARTMENT.

EVEN THE HOMEOWNERS DON'T

OWN THE

LAND WHICH THEY PURCHASED 200

YEARS

AGO NOW BEFORE THE STATE NOW

THE ISSUE

IS JERUSALEM.

SPONSORING THE NEW

LEGISLATION, HE

TOLD CBN NEWS THAT HE AIMS TO

BUYBACK

THE LAND THE CHURCHES SOLD.

IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH

THE LAND

OF THE CHURCHES. NOW WE ARE

WORKING

WITH THEM TO LOWER THE FLAMES

AND MAKE

IT CLEAR AS TO WHAT THE REAL

STORY IS.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: COMING UP, THE

FLEEING

Efrem: THEY SAT DOWN WITH

TWO NORTH

KOREAN COUNTRIES.

FOR SECURITY REASONS WE

SECURE

THEIR IDENTITIES.

BOTH NORTH KOREAN DEFECTERS.

THEY WERE TAKEN FROM NORTH

KOREA WHEN

SHE WAS 2 YEARS OLD. HER ONLY

BROTHER

DIED OF MALNUTRITION. HER

MOTHER DIED

ON THE ROAD WHILE TRYING TO

BRING BACK

FOOD TO HER FAMILY.

WHEN MY MOTHER DIED, WE

HAD NO

STRENGTH TO BURY HER. MY

SISTER WENT

TO BUY RISE AND I NEVER

LEARNED OF HER

AFTER THAT. I LEARNED THAT

SHE WAS

LATER SOLD AS A SLAVE.

MY OTHER SISTER WAS SENT TO A

CAMP

WHERE SHE DIED.

1 DAY IN 1999, I WENT TO SWIM

THROUGH

THE BORDER.

THE CURRENT WAS STRONG BUT I

WAS

STRENGTH ENOUGH TO SURVIVE.

WHEN I ARRIVED, I WAS SOLD TO

A MAN.

BUT I RAN AWAY BECAUSE HE DID

NOT

TREAT ME WELL.

IN CHINA SHE REMEMBERED

THE WOMAN

SHE MET PRIOR TO HER ESCAPE

WHO TOLD

HER ABOUT GOD.

SHE TOLD ME ABOUT GOD AND

HE IS THE

FATHER.

I HAVE HEARD OF GOD IN NORTH

KOREA BUT

ALSO KNEW THAT BELIEVERS WERE

TAKEN TO

PRISON. I TOLD HER ABOUT

JESUS CHRIST

AND WITH GOD I FOUGHT THROUGH

THE

TOUGH TIMES. SHE ACCEPTED HIM

AS HER

PERSONAL SAVIOR.

HOWEVER THEY FOUND OUT THAT

MY SISTER

AND I WERE COMMUNICATING AND

THEY TOOK

HER TO A LABOR CAMP AND I

NEVER SAW HE

AGAIN.

SHE MET A MAN WHO SHE

MARRIED AND

THEN EVENTUALLY MOVED TO

SOUTH KOREA.

SHE SAID SHE WAS WITH THIS

MAN IN

AND SHE DECIDED TO LEAVE.

IN JANUARY, 2007, GOING TO

CHINA,

HOWEVER THE FAMILY DID NOT

WELCOME ME.

I WAS TOLD TO GO TO CHURCH

BUT I

REFUSED BECAUSE I WAS THEIS.

BUT JESUS CAME TO MY HEART

AND IT WAS

THE FIRST TIME THAT I HAD

THESE

FEELINGS.

GOD GAVE ME ETERNAL LIFE.

I KNELT DOWN AND PRAYED WITH

HIM.

NORTH KOREA AND DEFECTERS

CONTINUE

TO HOME THAT 1 DAY THEY WILL

BE ABLE

TO CROSS OVER TO THE OTHER

SIDE TO BE

REUNITED WITH THEIR LOVED

ONES. 60,000

NORTH KOREANS HAVE DEFECTED

BUT MANY

HAVE GONE BACK TO NORTH

KOREA.

THERE ARE 30,000 WHO HAVE

DEFECTED

AND MANY HAVE GONE BACK NORTH

KOREA.

THEY ARE IN SOUTH KOREA

AND MANY

HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIFE TO

CHRIST.

I BELIEVE GOD HAS A PLAN

FOR US AND

WE WILL REUNITE KOREA.

HE WILL RESTORE THE

COMMONALITY OF TWO

KOREA.

I WILL PRAISE HIS NAME FOR

THE REST

OF MY LIFE.

A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN AT

THE

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

AGENCY.

AND THE ROLE AS THE HEAD OF

THE EPA.

NEXT.

Efrem: ACCORDING TO

ATTENTION TO

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IS MORE

IMPORTANT

BY THE DAY. PRESIDENT TRUMP

CHOSE HIM

TO LEAD OUR AGENCY. AND HE'S

A MAN ON

A MISSION WITH A SERVANT'S

HEART.

SCOTT PRUIT IS SOMEONE YOU

MIGHT

MEET --

I WANT TO DO IT WITH AN

ATTITUDE

THAT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A

GREAT

ATTITUDE AND DO IT.

SOME BELIEVE THAT THE

OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION MEDDLED IN THE

LIVELIHOOD AND WENT ON WITH

EXECUTIVE

ORDER.

THE EXECUTIVE AND

LEGISLATIVE

BRANCH SHOULD HAVE BEEN TAKEN

IT. WHEN

YOU CALL ON REGULATORY ROLE

ON THE

PERSPECTIVE, THE QUESTION TO

BE ASKED

WHERE IS THAT IN THE STATUTE.

WHERE IS THE EPA ON COAL.

THERE IS A ROLE FOR THE EPA

AND THE

AGENCY. THAT ROLE HAS BEEN

INVOLVED IN

SOMETHING THAT IT IS NOT.

PRUITT IS CLEARLY MAKING

HIS MARK

IN THE U.S. AGENCY AND ENDING

OBAMA'S

CLEAN POWER PLANT SOLVING TO

GAIN IT'S

MISSION ON THE PLANT.

AND ON ELECTRICITY, HE WANTS

TO CUT

BUREAUCRATIC STATE FROM

HOMES.

WHY DO YOU HAVE 40 YEARS

TO GET

REMEDIATED OR SOMETIMES TO

MAKE A

DECISION ON HOW TO CLEAN UP.

IT'S

TERRIBLE.

NOT EVERYONE IS CHEERING.

ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST SEE

PRUITT AS

AN ADMINISTRATOR AS NOT A

GOOD

STEWARD IN NATURE.

THAT'S WRONG HEADED AND

COUNTER TO

WHAT WE ARE ABOUT.

PRUITT SAYS GOD COMMANDS

US TO TAKE

CARE OF THE ENVIRONMENT WHICH

IS WHAT

HE HAS PROVIDED.

THE WORLD VIEW ON THESE

ISSUES IS

THAT WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY

TO

MANAGE AND CULTIVATE,

HARVEST, THE

NATURAL RESOURCES THAT WE'VE

BEEN

BLESSED WITH TO TRULY BLESS

OUR

FELLOWMAN KIND.

AS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE OR

GLOBAL

WARMING THE ENVIRONMENTAL

LEFT LABEL

PRUITT A SCIENCE DENIER.

TRULY THE CLIMATE CHANGES.

TO SAY THE CLIMATE IS NOT

CHANGING,

THAT'S CYNICAL.

WE CHANGE THE CLIMATE.

WE OBVIOUSLY DO PRODUCE THE

KEY. WE AS

A COUNTRY HAVE REDUCED OUR

CARBON

FOOTPRINT BY ALMOST 20% BY

THE YEAR

2014 THROUGH INNOVATION

TECHNOLOGY NOT

GOVERNMENT MANDATE.

MANY COMPLAIN THAT HE'S

FLYING

FIRST CLASS AND NOT COACH.

BUT HE

NEEDS THAT LAYER OF

PROTECTION BECAUSE

HE'S APPROACHED ANGRILY.

IN PRUITT, HE GETS A MAN

WHOSE

OVERALL PHILOSOPHY IS LESS

GOVERNMENT

CONTROL AND THAT'S WHY PRUITT

WENT

INTO POLITICS WAY BACK AND

THAT IS AT

THE CENTER OF THE

CONVERSATION.

I DON'T THINK WE ASK

ENOUGH OF

INDIVIDUALS WITH GOD, WHAT DO

YOU WANT

TO DO WITH ME ASKING WHAT HE

WANTS TO

DO IN OUR LIVES. IT'S ISAIAH

CHAPTER 1

THAT I WAS READING THROUGH AT

THAT

TIME THAT REALLY SPOKE TO MY

HEART AND

SPECIFICALLY THROUGH CHAPTER

1 WHERE

GOD SAYS TO ISRAEL I WILL

RESTORE YOUR

LEADERS AS THE JUDGES IN THE

BEGINNING. IT WAS THE DESIRE

INSIDE OF

ME THAT WE HAD THOSE LEADERS

IN THE

COUNTRY.

THAT THERE IS NEVER A

BETTER TIME

MORE THAN EVER.

THAT IS THE PROTECTIONS IN

OUR

COUNTRY THAT WE HAVE TODAY.

THAT THE CONSTITUTION

READS "WE THE

PEOPLE".

NOT THE GOVERNMENT.

DAVID BRODY, CBN NEWS.

STAY WITH US.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

> HE'S A THREE TIME GRAMMY

> HE'S A THREE TIME GRAMMY

AWARD

WINNER AND WRITING AND

PERFORMING

CHRISTIAN MUSIC FOR MORE THAN

30 YEARS

AND HE RELEASED A NEW ALBUM.

WE SAT

DOWN WITH HIM TO TALK ABOUT

THE

PROJECT.

MICHAEL SMITH, FOR DECADES

HE'S

TOPPLED CHRISTIAN AND MUSIC

CHARTS BUT

HIS MUSIC SHARES A MORE

PERSONAL SIDE

THAT WE'VE NOT SEEN BEFORE. A

MILLION

LIGHTS. MICHAEL'S LATEST

PROJECT WHICH

ALMOST DID NOT HAPPEN.

I WAS NOT GOING TO DO THE

RECORD

BECAUSE I WAS STILL GRIEVING

MY DAD

WHO I WAS EXTREMELY CLOSE TO.

MICHAEL'S DAD WAS A MAJOR

INFLUENCE

IN HIS LIFE, IN FACT HE

CALLED HIS

FATHER HIS BIGGEST FAN.

MY DAD WAS MY HERO. HE

TAUGHT ME SO

MUCH ABOUT LIFE. THAT

INSPIRATION LED

MICHAEL TO BEGIN WRITING

AGAIN.

1 DAY THE FLOOD GATES

OPENED UP AND

I COULDN'T RECORD FAST

ENOUGH. IT WAS

A TIME WHERE OH MY GOSH, I'M

DRIED UP

AND I HAD TO GET ANOTHER JOB.

THAT HAPPENED TO ME.

WELL, IS IT'S BEEN A GREAT

RUN AND 1

DAY I WROTE MILLION LIGHTS.

IT DIDN'T STOP THERE.

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIS

CAREER,

MICHAEL PLANS TO RELEASE

BACK-TO-BACK

PROJECTS.

I HAVE A WILD IDEA. I

THINK I'M

SUPPOSED TO DO THIS POP

RECORD AND

BACK-TO-BACK.

THIS WILL BE VIEWED ONLY A

WEEK

AFTER HIS RECORDING.

A MILLION LIGHTS, WHERE

DID IT COME

FROM?

IT CAME FROM SPACE FROM AN

ASTRONAUT.

HE GOT TO LIVE OUT THIS

DREAM IN

HIS VIDEO.

IT'S A DREAM COME TRUE

BECAUSE YOU

DO FEEL LIKE YOU GO IN SPACE.

HE DIRECTED THE VIDEO.

HE'S TALENTED. I ALWAYS

WATCHED HIM

WITH HIS LITTLE VIDEO CAMP

WHEN HE WAS

YOUNG AND I THOUGHT, HE'S

GOING TO BE

A GREAT FILMMAKER 1 DAY. IT'S

GREAT TO

WORK WITH YOUR KIDS.

HE WANTED TO REACH PEOPLE

WITH HIS

NEW MUSIC AND WITH THE NEWS

MEDIA BY

PROMOTING LOVE.

AT A YOUNG AGE YOU KNEW

YOU WANTED

TO BE A MUSICIAN.

WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE TO THIS

GENERATION?

IT'S NOT ABOUT YOU.

I DON'T THINK YOU ARE HERE BY

MISTAKE.

I THINK GOD HAS A CALLING IN

YOUR LIFE

AND THERE IS A DESTINY ON

YOUR LIFE.

MICHAEL HAS ALSO TAKEN

HOME THREE

GRAMMY'S AND MANY AWARDS.

FIRST ALBUM WAS BACK IN

1983 AND

NOW WE HAVE NOW A MILLION

LIGHTS.

PEOPLE ARE WONDERING WHAT IS

THE KEY

BEHIND YOUR SUCCESS?

I THINK GOD ULTIMATELY.

THIS IS WHAT I'M MADE FOR AND

WHY HE

GOT ME DOING IT THIS LONG, I

WILL ASK

HIM WHEN I SEE HIM. I STILL

LOVE WHAT

I DO.

MICHAEL IS ABOUT TO

KICKOFF A WORLD

TOUR INCLUDING HIS FIRST EVER

PERFORMANCE IN ISRAEL WHICH

IS FITTING

BECAUSE HE SAYS IT WAS HIS

VISIT TO

THE "HOLY LAND" 4 YEARS AGO.

HIS TOURS WILL BE ACROSS THE

COUNTRY.

CBN NEWS, WASHINGTON.

Efrem: I LEAVE YOU WITH

THIS MONDAY

MOTIVATION.

THERE IS ONLY ONE PERFECT

THAT WALKED

THIS COUNTRY AND IT IS JESUS.

IT'S BY

THE GRACE OF GOD. YOU CAN'T

BUY IT OR

SELL IT.

HE CBN Bible from CBN.com.ducing the

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