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Christian World News - April 27, 2018

Hope for peace: Will the summit between North and South Korea's leaders bring lasting change? Why millions of Christians around the world are praying and fasting for the Korean peninsula. Plus, the false gods of North Korea. How the state ... Read Transcript


THIS WEEK ON "CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS," HOPE FOR

PEACE.

WILL THE SUMMIT BETWEEN

NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA'S

LEADERS BRING CHANGE, OR

IS IT JUST A PIPE DREAM?

WHILE MILLIONS OF

CHRISTIANS AROUND THE

WORLD ARE PRAYING AND

FASTING FOR THE KOREAN

PENINSULA.

PLUS, THE FALSE GODSS GODS OF

NORTH KOREA, HOW THE STATE

RELIGION IS DESIGNED TO

REPLACE CHRISTIANITY AND

MAKE GODS OUT OF THE

NATION'S LEADERS.

AND MIRACLE ON THE

BASEBALL FIELD.

THIS CONGRESSMAN SURVIVED

A DEADLY ATTACK AND FOUGHT

HIS WAY TO RECOVERY.

NOW HE IS GIVING THANKS TO

GOD.

> WELCOME, EVERYONE, TO

THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS."

I'M GEORGE THOMAS.

INDEED YOU ARE, AND I'M

WENDY GRIFFITH.

THE LEADERS OF NORTH AND

SOUTH KOREA MET FOR AN

HISTORIC MEETING THIS

WEEK.

IT WAS THE FIRST TIME A

NORTH KOREAN LEADER HAD

EVER CROSSED INTO SOUTH

KOREA SINCE 1953.

IN A JOINT STATEMENT, BOTH

LEADERS AGREED TO

ACHIEVING A NUCLEAR-FREE

KOREAN PENINSULA THAT DID

NOT PROVIDE SPECIFIC

DETAILS ON HOW TO ACHIEVE

THAT OBJECTIVE.

IN A TWEET, PRESIDENT

TRUMP WELCOMED THE MEETING

SAYING: "GOOD THINGS ARE

HAPPENING, BUT ONLY TIME

WILL TELL."

MEANWHILE CHRISTIAN

LEADERS ARE SAYING HUMAN

RIGHTS ATROCITIES IN NORTH

KOREA MUST BE A TOP

PRIORITY.

EMILY JONES SPOKE WITH

SUZANNE SHULTY, WHO SAYS

ONLY PRAYER AND FASTING

WILL MAKE THE DIFFERENCE.

THIS ACTUALLY CAME FROM

A CONGRESSIONAL

INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS

CAUCUS BRIEFING IN

JANUARY, WHERE THE

FOREMOST EXPERT ON THE

RELIGION OF NORTH KOREA

SAID TO COMBAT THE DEMONIC

PRINCIPALITIES IN NORTH

KOREA, WE NOT TO JUST

PRAY, BUT WE NEED TO FAST,

CALLING ON ALMIGHTY GOD ON

BEHAVE OF THE PEOPLE OF

NORTH KOREA WHO ARE

SUFFERING UNDER THE MOST

BRUTAL DICTATORSHIP IN

MODERN HISTORY.

THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF

MOVEMENT FROM NORTH KOREA

IN ADVANCE OF THE UPCOMING

SUMMIT BETWEEN PRESIDENT

TRUMP AND KIM JONG-UN.

DO YOU SEE THIS AS AN

ANSWER TO PRAYER?

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE

WITH GOD, BUT WHEN IT

COMES TO KIM JONG-UN, WE

SHOULD, AT THE VERY LEAST,

BE DEMANDING THAT HE

RELEASE THE AMERICANS THAT

HE IS HOLDING.

WE SHOULD BE DEMANDING

THAT HE STOP TORTURING HIS

OWN PEOPLE WHEN THEY TRY

TO ESCAPE.

THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS

THAT I BELIEVE COULD BE A

STRONG SIGNAL THAT THERE

IS A CHANGE IN THE HEART

OF KIM JONG-UN.

BUT I JUST DON'T SEE THAT

HAPPENING AT ALL.

THIS LAST WEEK OF APRIL

IS NORTH KOREA FREEDOM

WEEK.

TELL US WHAT IS HAPPENING

AND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF

THIS WEEK.

WELL, ONE OF THE THINGS

THAT CAME UP DURING LAST

YEAR'S NORTH KOREA FREEDOM

WEEK -- ONE OF THE THINGS

THAT THE DEFECTORS KEPT

SAYING IS THE TRUTH WILL

SET THEM FREE.

ONE YOUNG LADY, WHO WAS

PART OF THE IL LEELT ELITE, SHE AND

HER MOM RAN A RESTAURANT

THAT WAS FREQUENTED BY THE

ELITES, AND SHE SAID THE

BRAINWASHING WAS SO MUCH,

WHEN KIM JONG-IL DIED, SHE

THOUGHT SHE WAS GOING TO

DIE.

AND SHE SAID, WHEN THEY

FIND OUT HE IS NOT GOD,

AND THEY LEARN ABOUT THE

ONE TRUE GOD, IT CHANGES

EVERYTHING.

SO WE DECIDED TO MAKE THE

THEME OF NORTH KOREA

FREEDOM WEEK "THE TRUTH

WILL SET THEM FREE," AND

WE'RE GOING TO FOCUS ON

THE WORK THAT THE NORTH

KOREAN DEFECTORS WHO HAVE

ESCAPED ARE DOING, THROUGH

A RADIO BROADCAST.

WE HAVE A RADIO BROADCAST

THAT IS A PARTNERSHIP

BETWEEN AMERICAN CHURCHES

AND NORTH KOREAN

DETECTORS.

IT IS BROADCASTING EVERY

DAY INTO NORTH KOREA.

WE'RE GOING TO FOCUS ON

THE BALLOON WATCHES

THEY'RE SENDING, AND

LEAFLETS OF INFORMATION.

AND ALSO THE WORK OF

GETTING IN THROUGH

CROSS-BORDER TRANSFERS,

U.S.Bs, WHICU.S.Bs, WHICH ARE LOADED

WITH INFORMATION.

THE TRUTH WILL SET THEM

FREE.

POWERFUL WORDS.

KEEP NORTH KOREA IN YOUR

PRAYERS.

> BY THE WAY, HER GROUP

IS HOSTING NORTH KOREA

FREEDOM WEEK AND E IN SEOUL,

HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS ARE

PUSHING FOR CHANGE.

THERE HAS BEEN SO MUCH

SABER RATTLING BETWEEN

NORTH KOREA AND THE U.S.,

THAT MANY FEARED IT WOULD

LEAD TO NUCLEAR WAR.

PAUL STRAND REPORTS SOME

BELIEVERS ARE SAYING THE

REAL WAY TO WIN AGAINST

NORTH KOREA IS TO CONQUER

ITS FALSE RELIGION WITH

THE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL.

Reporter: PEOPLE

BELIEVE NORTH KOREA IS SO

DEADLY AND DANGEROUS FOR

CHRISTIANS AND OTHER

RELIGIOUS BELIEVERS

BECAUSE IT IS GODLESS, BUT

THE OPPOSITE IS TRUE.

KIM JONG-UN IS WORSHIPPED

AS A GOD, AND AN ENTIRE

RELIGION IS BUILT AROUND

IDOLIZING THE KIM DYNASTY.

THEY RECENTLY TESTIFIED ON

CAPITOL HILL ABOUT THE

DUCHE RELIGION.

HE SET HIMSELF UP AS

GOD.

KIM JONG-IL IS THE JESUS

FIGURE, AND DUCHE IS THEIR

PHILOSOPHY OF THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

THAT WHOLE CONSTRUCT IS A

PERVERSION OF THE

CHRISTIAN GOSPEL MESSAGE.

Reporter: BELLCHE HAS

WRITTEN, DUCHE, THE NORTH

KOREAN STATE RELIGION.

THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND

HOW NORTH KOREAN'S THINK

IF THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND

DUCHE RELIGION.

THEY ARE BRAINWASHED TO

IDOLIZE HIM THROUGH THEIR

ENTIRE LIVES.

THEY, IN FACT, HAVE A

PRAYER THEY SAY.

THANK YOU FATHER KIM

JONG-IL AFTER A MEAL.

Reporter: NORTH KOREA

THINKS AMERICA IS SO

DANGEROUS, IT KEEPS

THREATENING TO NUKE THE

U.S., BUT BELCHE SAYS THEY

ARE MORE AFRAID OF THE

POWER OF THE GOSPEL THAN

THE AMERICAN SUPERPOWER.

THE BIBLE IN THE

CHRISTIAN GOSPEL IS THE

MOST DESTABILIZING THINGS

TO THE NORTH KOREAN

REGIME.

Reporter: ONE WHO

LATER DEFECTED TOLD HER...

IT WAS ONLY THE GOSPEL

MESSAGE THAT COULD BREAK

FREE THE STRONGHOLD OVER

THE PEOPLE OF CAREER.

Reporter: BECAUSE IT

UNDERMINES KIM'S SUPPOSED

GOD-LIKE AUTHORITY.

THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT

THERE IS A SUPREME

SOVEREIGN GOD OVER ALL

MEN, INCLUDING THE

DICTATOR.

Reporter: HE THINKS

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NAME

CALLING, LIKE LABELLING

THE DICTATOR "LITTLE

ROCKETMAN," HAS A SIMILAR

AFFECT.

WHAT HE IS ESSENTIALLY

DOING IS COUNTER-INTUITIVE

AND BRILLIANT.

HE IS ACTUALLY MOCKING

THEIR GOD.

Reporter: HE THINKS

NORTNORTH KOREANS, IF GIVEN

THE CHANCE, WOULD PICK

CHRISTIANITY OVER DUCHE.

THEY TEACH YOU ARE A

SLAVE OF THE KIM FAMILY,

AND YOU NEED TO DEVOTE

YOUR ENTIRE LIVES AND

SACRIFICE AND DIE FOR THE

KIM FAMILY.

Reporter: SHULTE IS

BACKING FREE RADIO.

SHE HAS HEARD IT HAS LED

TO MIRACLES, LIKE IN ONE

SUFFERING TOWN.

ALL OF THE CHILDREN

WERE DYING FROM TYPHOID

FEVER.

ONE PERSON WROTE DOWN THE

BIBLE VERSES, AND SHE

SAID, I'M GOING TO PRAY

THESE OVER MY DAUGHTER.

AND IF THESE ARE TRUE, MY

DAUGHTER WILL BE HEALED.

AND HER DAUGHTER WAS THE

ONLY ONE THAT WAS HEALED.

THESE SPIRITUAL POWERS

AND PRINCIPALITIES THAT

CONTROL -- THAT UNDER GIRD

THE NORTH KOREAN REGIME

HAVE TO BE BROKEN.

THAT IS NOT GOING TO

HAPPEN SIMPLY BY NORMAL

POLICIES.

THAT HAS TO HAPPEN BY

PRAYER AND FAST, AND

THAT'S THE WORK OF THE

CHURCH.

Reporter: PAUL

STRAND, CBN NEWS.

COMING UP, THE FIGHT

FOR ALFIE EVANS.

THE PARENTS WANTED TO TAKE

THEIR CHILD TO ITALY FOR

TREATMENT.

WHY DID A JUDGE SAY NO.

AND WELCOME BACK TO

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS."

A U.K. GOVERNMENT DENIES A

FAMILY THE RIGHT TO CHILD

CARE FOR ITS CHILD.

THAT STORY LEADS TO OUR

WORLD-WATCH REPORT.

A U.K. COURT REFUSED TO AL

ALLOW ALFIE EVANS, A

TODDLER SUFFERING FROM AN

UNKNOWN BRAIN CONDITION,

TO LEAVE THE HOSPITAL FOR

MEDICAL TREATMENT.

THE HOSPITAL TOOK ALFIE

OFF LIFE SUPPORT, AGAINST

HIS PARENTS' WISHES.

BUT THE BABY CONTINUED TO

DEFY EXPECTATIONS BY

BREATHING ON HIS OWN.

THE ITALIAN GOVERNMENT

OFFERED ALFIE CITIZENSHIP

AND CONTINUED CARE AT A

HOSPITAL IN ROME E, BUT, BUT THE

U.K. DENIED HIM FREEDOM TO

TRAVEL ABROAD.

THIS WOULD NOT HAPPEN

IN THE UNITED STATES.

BECAUSE A COURT IN THE

UNITED STATES IS CHARGED

WITH ALLOWING THE PARENTS

TO DIRECT THE MEDICAL CARE

OF THEIR CHILDREN.

THOSE RULES DON'T EXIST

OVER IN THE U.K.

THEY ENCOURAGE PEOPLE

TO PRAY FOR BABY ALFIE AND

HIS FAMILY.

SENATOR TOM TILLIS OF

NORTH CAROLINA IS FIGHTING

HARDER THAN EVER FOR THE

RELEASE OF AMERICAN PASTOR

ANDREW BRUNSON, WHO

REMAINS IN PRISON IN

TURKEY.

HE TRAVELLED TO TURKEY

LAST WEEK FOR BRUNSON'S

TRIAL, AND NOW HE IS BACK

IN THE U.S. AND IS

RALLYING LAWMAKERS TO SIGN

A LETTER TO THE TURKISH

GOVERNMENT, CALLING FOR

THE PASTOR'S RELEASE.

I E INVESTED THE TIME TO

GO THERE TO LOOK THE

JUDGES EYE TO EYE, LOOKED

THE PRISON GUARDS EYE TO

EYE, AND I'M CONVINCEDED

THIS IS A RISK TO EVERY

SINGLE AMERICANS.

EVERY ONE OF YOU TO PUT

YOURSELVES IN PASTOR

BRUNSON'S PLACE AND MAKE

SURE PEOPLE KNOW WHAT IS

GOING ON THERE.

PASTOR BRUNSON'S TRIAL

RESUMES IN MAY.

PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD

GATHEREDED IN

COMMEMORATION OF THE

1.5 MILLION PEOPLE KILLED

DURING THE ARMENIAN

GENOCIDE.

APRIL 24th IS THE DAY OF

REMEMBRANCE BECAUSE ON

THAT DAY THE OTTOMAN ARMY

BEGAN ONE OF THE MASS

MURDER OF A GROUP.

WHILE TURKEY DENIES THE

GENOCIDE, 20 COUNTRIES,

INCLUDING RUSSIA, GERMANY,

AND CANADA, RECOGNIZE THE

EVENT.

EVANGELICALS PLAYED A

PIVOTAL ROLE IN PRESIDENT

TRUMP'S ELECTION, AND NOW

THEY HAVE UNPRECEDENTED

ACCESS TO THE OVAL OFFICE.

THAT PUTS THEM AND THEIR

FAITH IN THE SPOTLIGHT.

AND SOME SAY THE MEDIA

HAS HIJACKED THE TERM

"EVANGELICAL," MAKING IT

MORE A SET OF POLITICAL

BELIEFS THAN EXPRESSION OF

CHRISTIANITY.

RECENTLY CBN'S MARK MARTIN

ASKED PROFESSOR CORNY

BECKER ABOUT HOW

EVANGELICALS VIEW POLITICS

AND PRESIDENT TRUMP.

Reporter: DOCTOR

BECKER, WHAT SETS

EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS

APART FROM OTHER

CHRISTIANS?

SCHOLARS HAVE TO FIND

FOUR COMMITMENTS THAT

EVANGELICAL COMMITMENTS

HAVE MADE.

THE FIRST ONE IS A

COMMITMENT TO THE IDEA

THAT EVERY HUMAN BEING

MUST HAVE A CONVERSION

EXPERIENCE.

TO BE BORN AGAIN IN ORDER

TO ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM

OF HEAVEN.

THE SECOND COMMITMENT IS

TO HAVE A HIGH VIEW OF

SCRIPTURE.

IT IS THE UNFALLIBLE RULE

OF FAITH AND PRACTICE.

THE THIRD COMMITMENT IS TO

FOCUS ON THE CENTRALITY OF

THE SACRIFICE OF CHRIST ON

THE CROSS FOR US.

ITHAT THE ESSENCE OF THE

GOSPEL IS WHAT CHRIST DID

ON THE CROSS FOR US, HIS

DEATH AND RESURRECTION.

AND LASTLY, TO ACTIVISM --

NOT JUST POLITICAL

ACTIVISM, BUT ACTIVISM

THAT LIES ABOVE THE SOCIAL

VALUES THAT WE FIND WITHIN

SCRIPTURE.

Reporter: DO YOU

THINK THE TERM

"EVANGELICAL" HAS BEEN

HIJACKED AND IS NOW MORE A

POLITICAL TERM THAN

ANYTHING ELSE?

THERE ARE MANY FORCES

WHO WOULD LOVE TO DIVIDE

THIS TERM.

I THINK IT HAS BEEN

SOMEWHAT HIJACKED BY FOLKS

WHO ARE NOT CHRISTIANS.

AND THEY ARE TRYING TO

DEFINE WHO EVANGELICALS

INDEED SHOULD BE.

Reporter: DO YOU

THINK THAT THE PRESIDENT

HAS DIVIDED EVANGELICALS?

I DO NOT THINK SO.

IN FACT, I THINK HE HAS

DONE QUITE THE OPPOSITE.

I THINK THE CURRENT

PRESIDENT, AND ESPECIALLY

IN THE RUN UP TO THE

ELECTION, HAS UNITED A

LARGE GROUP OF CHRISTIANS

AROUND VALUES THAT ARE

TRULY IMPORTANT FOR THEM.

AND YOU CAN FIND MORE

STORIES ABOUT THE CHURCH'S

WORK AROUND THE WORLD AT

OUR "CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS"

WEB PAGE.

> STILL AHEAD, NEARLY

ONE YEAR AFTER BEING

TARGETED FOR

ASSASSINATION, CONGRESSMAN

STEVE SCALISE SHARES THE

INCREDIBLE JOURNEY, THE

MIRACULOUS JOURNEY, OF HIS

RECOVERY.

THAT STORY COMING UP.

BACK IN A MOMENT.

ALMOST A YEAR AGO,

REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS WERE

PRACTICING FOR THEIR

ANNUAL CHARITY BASEBALL

GAME WHEN A GUNMAN OPENED

FIRE ON THEM.

PLAYING ON THAT FIELD

WAS MAJORITY WHIP STEVE

SCALISE, WHO WAS WOUNDED,

BUT MIRACULOUSLY SURVIVED.

WE SPOKE WITH HIM ABOUT

THAT FATEFUL DAY AND HIS

RECOVERY.

Reporter: JUNE 14,

2017, COULD HAVE BEEN A

MASSACRE, BUT THANKS TO

GOD'S PROTECTION, OVER A

DOZEN REPUBLICAN

CONGRESSMEN WHO WERE

PRACTICING ON THIS FIELD

FOR THEIR ANNUAL CHARITY

BASEBALL GAME ARE STILL

WITH US TODAY, GIVING

THEIR FIRSTHAND ACCOUNTS

OF THE BIG AND LITTLE

MIRACLES THAT SAVED THEIR

LIVES.

YOU CAN'T EXPLAIN SOME

OF THE THINGS THAT

HAPPENED ON THAT BALL

FIELD, ACCEPT THAT GOD

PERFORMED REAL MIRACLES.

Reporter: IT WAS A

NICE SUMMER MORNING IN

VIRGINIA, WHEN STEVE

SCALISE JOINED HIS

CONGRESSIONAL TEAMMATES TO

PREPARE FOR THEIR BIG

GAME.

WE'RE JUST OUT THERE

PLAYING BASEBALL ON A

FIELD, A BUNCH OF GUYS

FEELING LIKE KIDS AGAIN.

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN I

HEARD A NOISE.

AND I THOUGHT IT WAS THE

BACKFIRE OF A TRACTOR.

Reporter: BUT

CONGRESSMAN TRENT KELLY,

WHO SERVED IN IRAQ, KNEW

IMMEDIATELY THAT WAS NO

TRACTOR.

[GUNFIRE SOUNDS]

Reporter: HE TURNED

TO THE DIRECTION OF THE

GUNSHOTS, AND FOUND

HIMSELF STARING RIGHT DOWN

THE BARREL OF A RIFLE,

ONLY ABOUT 15 FEET AWAY.

I LOOKED HIM STRAIGHT

IN THE FACE AND HE HAD THE

MOST EVIL, MOST SINISTER

LOOK.

Reporter: AND HE

FIRED THREE SHOTS AT

KELLY, AND ONE THAT SURE

WOULD HAVE HIT HIM

RICOCHETED OFF THIS FENCE,

LIKELY SAVING HIS LIFE.

THE CALMNESS AND THE

THINGS THAT I DID WERE

DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTABLE TO

HE GUIDES US.

AND HE WILL ALWAYS PROTECT

US.

SOMETIMES THAT'S NOT IN

HIS PLANS, BUT HE

DEFINITELY GUIDED MY STEPS

THAT DAY.

KELLY COULD ONLY WATCH

AS SCALISE FELL TO THE

GROUND AFTER BEING SHOT IN

THE LEFT HIP.

I WENT DOWN.

I CRAWLED AWAY, AND

EVENTUALLY MY ARMS AND

LEGS JUST GAVE OUT.

I DIDN'T KNOW HOW BAD I

WAS HIT, BUT I COULD FEEL

NUMB.

I CAN STILL HEAR A LOT OF

GUNSHOTS GOING OFF.

Reporter: SCALISE

STARTED TO PRAY.

I PRAYED AND ASKED HIM

FOR VERY SPECIFIC THINGS.

AND YOU YO KNOW, AT THAT

POINT, IT IS ALMOST LIKE

THIS CALM CAME OVER ME

BECAUSE I JUST REALLY FELT

THAT GOD WAS GOING TO TAKE

CARE OF ME.

AND BOY, DID HE EVER.

Reporter: CAPITOL

POLICE OFFICERS DAVID

BAILEY AND CRYSTAL RINER

FIRED AT THE SHOOTER.

ALTHOUGH WOUNDED IN THE

PROCESS, THEY EVENTUALLY

TOOK HIM DOWN.

MEANWHILE, CONGRESSMAN

BRAD WINTHROP RUSHED ON TO

THE FIELD TO TREAT POLICE.

BRAD CAME OUT AND

APPLIED A TOURNIQUET WHERE

THE BLEEDING WAS.

MY TRAUMA SURGEON LATER

SAID IF THAT TOURNIQUET

WAS NOT APPLIED, I WOULD

HAVE BLED OUT ON THE

FIELD.

Reporter: WHEN

E.M.T.s ARRIVED, THEY

QUICKLY LOADED SCALISE

INTO AN AMBULANCE, HEADED

FOR GEORGE WASHINGTON

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL.

GIVEN RUSH-HOUR TRAFFIC,

AND THE AMBULANCE HARDLY

MOVED.

THEN ONE E.M.T. NOTICED

THE HELICOPTER FLYING

TOWARDS THE BASEBALL

FIELD.

EVEN THOUGH THEY HAD NO

COMMUNICATION WITH THE

CHOPPER, THEY MADE THE

CALL TO TURN AROUND.

AND SURE ENOUGH, THE

HELICOPTER LANDED AND IT

WAS THERE TO PICK ME UP.

AND FOUR MINUTES LATER,

I'M IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM

AT MED-STAR HOSPITAL.

THEY SAID MAYBE ONE MORE

MINUTE AND I WOULDN'T HAVE

MADE IT.

SO THE FACT THAT THAT

HAPPENED -- I WOULD HAVE

DIED IN THE AMBULANCE.

THERE IS NO DOUBT ABOUT

IT.

Reporter: WHEN

SCALISE REACHED THE

HOSPITAL, HE HAD NO BLOOD

PRESSURE.

MOST DOCTORS WILL TELL

YOU YOU, YOU'RE NOT GOING

TO MAKE IT IF YOU HAVE A

ZERO BLOOD PRESSURE WHEN

YOU ARRIVE.

THEY HAD TO PUT IN MORE

THAN TWO TIMES THE AMOUNT

OOF BLOOD THAT A HUMAN BODY

HAS BECAUSE I HAD SO MUCH

INTERNAL BLEEDING.

Reporter: EVEN IN THE

HOSPITAL, HE FACED DANGER

AFTER DEVELOPING A

LIFE-THREATENING

INFECTION.

THEY WEREN'T SURE

WHETHER I WAS GOING TO

MAKE THE THOSE FIRST FEW

DAYS.

BUT FINALLY I DID.

THANK GOD FOR THE PRAYERS

FROM ALL AROUND THE

COUNTRY.

A LOT OF PRAYERS I GOT

FROM PEOPLE I KNOW AND

DON'T KNOW.

Reporter: THE BULLETS

SHATTEREDESHATTERED SCALISE'S FEMUR

AND HIS HIP AND PELVIS,

WHICH TOOK STEEL PLATES TO

REBUILD.

> WHAT DID THE DOCTORS

TELL YOU DURING THOSE

FIRST FEW WEEKS IN THE

HOSPITAL?

THEY WERE TRYING TO

FIGURE OUT HOW MY BODY WAS

GOING TO RESPOND TO ALL OF

THE INJURIES.

THEY DEFINITELY SAID I

WOULD BE ABLE TO WALK

AGAIN.

IT WAS JUST A QUESTION OF,

WOULD I NEED CRUTCHES?

A LOT OF THAT IS STILL IN

QUESTION BECAUSE THERE IS

A LOT OF NERVE AND MUSCLE

DAMAGE.

Reporter: IN THE FACE

OF ALL THAT SCALISE TOLD

ME, THERE IS NO DOUBT IN

HIS MIND HE'LL BE BACK ON

THE HILL ONE DAY.

ONCE I STARTED TO THINK

ABOUT GETTING BETTER, THE

NEXT THING I THOUGHT ABOUT

WAS GETTING BACK TO WORK.

Reporter: LESS THAN

FOUR MONTHS LATER, ON

SEPTEMBER 28th, SCALISE

TREE UTRIUMPHANTLY RETURNED TO

CONGRESS, PRAISING THE

LORD FOR SPARING HIS LIFE.

WHEN I WAS LAYING OUT

ON THAT BALL FIELD, THE

FIRST THING I DID ONCE I

WAS DOWN AND I COULDN'T

MOVE ANYMORE, I JUST

STARTED TO PRAY.

I WILL TELL YOU YOU IT IT GAVE ME

AN UNBELIEVABLE SENSE OF

CALM, KNOWING AT THAT

POINT IT WAS IN GOD'S

HANDS.

Reporter: CONGRESSMAN

KELLY TOLD CBN NEWS HE

WASN'T SURPRISED TO SEE

THE MAJORITY WHIP BACK SO

SOON AFTER THE SHOOTING.

WE CONTINUED TO PRAY

FOR HIM.

I WON'T SAY I KNEW HE WAS

GOING TO BE BACK.

I WILL SAY THIS, IF IT WAS

GOD'S WILL, HE WOULD BE

BACK.

AND IF NOT, HE HAS

SOMETHING BETTER PLANNED.

Reporter: NOW HE IS

HAPPY TO SHARE THE AMAZING

THINGS GOD HAS DONE IN HIS

LIFE WITH THE WORLD.

I THINK THE FACT IT HAS

BEEN ABLE TO TOUCH SO MANY

PEOPLE, I'M HAPPY TO HELP

CONTINUE TO SPREAD THAT

WORDMENTIMENWORD.

I'M NOT A MINISTER OR A

PREACHER.

I'M A MEMBER OF CONGRESS

WHO HAS A GREAT JOB.

I LOVE BEING ABLE TO BE A

PART OF, YOU YO KNOW, TURN

AROUND A COUNTRY.

A COMO THA COUNTRY THAT WAS FOUNDED

IN THE BELIEF IN GOD.

Reporter: HE SAYS HE

IS A LIVING EXAMPLE THAT

PRAYER MAKES THE

DIFFERENCE.

THE FACT I GET TO HAVE

PEOPLE COME UP AND SAY, I

PRAYED FOR YOU, AND I GET

TO TELL THEM, THOSE

PRAYERS HAVE BEEN

ANSWERED.

AND THE PRAYERS REALLY DID

HELP GIVE ME STRENGTH.

Reporter: AND TO HIM,

IT IS OFFENSIVE WHEN

PEOPLE SAY OTHERWISE.

THEY NEED THOSE

PRAYERS.

I NEEDED THOSE PRAYERS.

HOW DARE SOMEBODY SAY

DON'T PRAY FOR THE PEOPLE

WHO HAVE BEEN INJURED BY A

TRAGEDY.

GO AND TRY TO USE THAT AS

AN OPPORTUNITY TO HIJACK

THEIR TRAGEDY OR PUSH

THEIR AGENDA -- I THINK

THAT IS OFFENSIVE.

Reporter: SCALISE

TRULY RETURNED TO THE HILL

A NEW MAN.

YOU CAN TAKE A TRAGEDY

AND SAY THAT IS AWFUL IT

HAPPENED, AND IT IS, BUT I

HAVE NO DOUBT THAT GOD'S

HANDS WERE INVOLVED IN

THAT FROM START TO FINISH.

Reporter: ALTHOUGH

HIS RECOVERY HAS BEEN

REMARKABLE, CHALLENGES

STILL LIE AHEAD.

SCALISE FACES RIGOROUS

PHYSICAL THERAPY, AND ASKS

FOR CONTINUED PRAYER FOR

COMPLETE HEALING.

PLEASE PRAY THAT MY

NERVES, THAT HAVE BEEN

INJURED FROM THE ATTACK,

CAN COME BACK AND

FUNCTION.

A LOT OF THEM ARE AND I'M

SO BLESSED TO BE ABLE TO

DO THE THINGS I DO NOW.

Reporter: IT IS HARD

TO SAY IF SCALISE WILL

EVER RESUME HIS POSITION

AT SECOND BASE, BUT HIS

TEAMMATES ARE DETERMINED

TO KEEP THE 109-YEAR-OLD

CHARITY EVENT GOING

STRONG.

THIS YEAR'S GAME TAKES

PLACE HERE AT NATIONAL'S

PARK ON JUNE 14th,

EXACTLY ONE YEAR AFTER THE

SHOOTING IN ALEXANDRIA.

BEFORE OUR INTERVIEW

ENDED, CONGRESSMAN SCALISE

WANTED TO MAKE SURE HE LET

OUR CBN AUDIENCE KNOW HOW

MUCH THEIR PRAYERS MEANT

TO HIM.

IT WAS EXTREMELY

HELPFUL TO GIVE ME THE

STRENGTH I NEEDED TO COME

BACK.

THANKS FOR THE PRAYERS.

THEY TRULY WERE NEEDED AND

APPRECIATED.

AND WE WILL KEEP

PRAYING FOR HIM.

STAY WITH US.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

WELL, THAT IS IT FOR

THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS."

I HOPE YOU HAVE BEEN

BLESSED BY ALL THE STORIES

WE HAVE BROUGHT YOU THIS

WEEK.

I KNOW I WAS.

I WAS, TOO.

UNTIL NEXT WEEK,

GOOD-BYE FROM ALL OF US

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