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Christian World News - May 18, 2018

Celebrating a historic moment for Israel and the United States. The U.S. becomes the first nation to move its embassy to Jerusalem, opening the door for others to follow. Plus, in the past 70 years millions of Jews have moved to Israel. See ... ... Read Transcript


THIS WEEK ON "CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS," CELEBRATING

AN HISTORIC MOMENT FOR

ISRAEL AND THE UNITED

STATES.

THE U.S. BECOMES THE FIRST

NATION TO MOVE ITS EMBASSY

TO JERUSALEM, OPENING THE

DOOR FOR OTHERS TO FOLLOW.

PLUS...IN THE PAST 70

YEARS, MILLIONS OF JEWS

WORLDWIDE HAVE MOVED TO

ISRAEL.

WE'LL SHOW YOU THE HAPPY

RETURNS AND LEARN WHY SO

MANY HAVE DECIDED TO MAKE

ALIYAH.

AND TRAGEDY IN

INDONESIA: THREE CHURCHES

BOMBED ON A SUNDAY

MORNING.

THE ATTACKERS, ALL MEMBERS

OF ONE FAMILY.

*

HELLO, EVERYONE,

WELCOME TO THIS WEEK'S

EDITION OF "CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS."

I'M GEORGE THOMAS.

AND I'M WENDY GRIFFITH.

IT IS OFFICIAL, THE U.S.

EMBASSY IN ISRAEL NOW

RESIDES IN THE CAPITAL OF

JERUSALEM.

POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS

LEADERS CELEBRATEDED THE CELEBRATED THE

EVENT, WHICH TOOK PLACE ON

THE 70th ANNIVERSARY OF

ISRAEL'S FOUNDING.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS THIS

REPORT.

Chris: STEVEN MNUCHIN

UNVEILED THE SEAL.

ON BEHALF OF THE 45th

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED

STATES OF AMERICA, WE

WELCOME YOU OFFICIALLY,

AND FOR THE FIRST TIME, TO

THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED

STATES HERE IN JERUSALEM,

THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL.

Chris: IN A VIDEO,

HER FATHER, PRESIDENT

TRUMP, SAID HIS DECISION

ACKNOWLEDGED REALITY.

President Trump:

ISRAEL IS A SOVEREIGN

NATION WITH THE RIGHT,

LIKE EVERY OTHER SOVEREIGN

NATION, TO DETERMINE ITS

OWN CAPITAL.

YET FOR MANY YEARS WE HAVE

FAILED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE

OBVIOUS: THE PLAIN

REALITY THAT ISRAEL'S

CAPITAL IS JERUSALEM.

Chris: ISRAELI PRIME

MINISTER BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU CALLED IT

HISTORIC.

WHAT A GLORIOUS DAY.

REMEMBER THIS MOMENT!

[APPLAUSE]

[CHEERING]

PRESIDENT TRUMP, BY

RECOGNIZING HISTORY, YOU

HAVE MADE HISTORY.

Chris: AMBASSADOR

DAVID FRIEDMAN HOSTED THE

EVENT AND TOLD CBN NEWS

ABOUT HE FELT ABOUT THE

HISTORIC DAY.

WE'VE BEEN PLANNING FOR

THIS FOR 25 YEARS.

AND THANK GOD IT CAME.

IT WAS JUST AN INCREDIBLE

MOMENT, ONE THAT WILL

PROBABLY TAKE ME WEEKS FOR

ME TO PROCESS ALL OF MY

EMOTIONS.

Chris: AFTER NEARLY

23 YEARS, THE JERUSALEM

EMBASSY ACT HAS BEEN

FULFILLED, WITH THE

EMBASSY OF THE UNITED

STATES OF AMERICA HERE IN

JERUSALEM.

BUT SOME SAY IT IS NOT

JUST HISTORY IN THE

MAKING, BUT ALSO PROPHECY

IN ACTION.

WE'RE SEEING PROPHECY

UNFOLD.

I DON'T KNOW WHEN THE LORD

IS COMING BACK, BUT I KNOW

TODAY IT GOT A LITTLE

CLOSER.

THIS IS ALSO A

PROPHETIC MOMENT BECAUSE

GOD PROMISED ISRAEL, IN

THE BOOK OF DEUTERONOMY,

CONCERNING THE NATIONS, I

WILL MAKE YOU THE HEAD AND

NOT THE TAIL.

Chris: OTHERS SAW IT

AS ISRAEL TAKING ITS PLACE

AMONG THE NATIONS.

ONE OF THE MOST VISIBLE

MANIFESTATIONS OF THE

DOUBLE STANDARD IS IT IS

THE ONLY COUNTRY IN THE

WORLD NOT ALLOWED TO

ANNOUNCE ITS OWN CAPITAL.

I HOPE WE SEE THE

BEGINNING OF THE END OF

THAT.

FOR THE ISRAELI PEOPLE,

THEY WILL BE TREATED LIKE

FIRST-CLASS CITIZENS OF

THE WORLD.

AND IT TELLS ISRAEL'S

ENEMIES, THIS IS THE

CAPITAL, THE AMERICAN

EMBASSY IS HERE, NOW DEAL

WITH IT.

Chris: MEANWHILE,

THOUSANDS OF PALESTINIANS

RIOTEDED ALONG THE

ISRAELI-GAZA BORDER TO

PROTEST, AND ALSO MARKED

THE NAKBA.

DURING THE RIOTS GAZAN

OFFICIALS SAID MORE THAN

50 DIED AND HUNDREDS MORE

WOUNDED.

THE I.D.F. DROPPED

THOUSANDS OF LEAFLETS,

WARNING PROTESTORS TO STAY

AWAY FROM THE BORDER, AND

BLAMED THE HAMAS TERROR

GROUP FOR THE UPRISING.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO

DEFEND OUR SOVEREIGNTY,

OUR CIVILIANS, AND OUR

BORDER.

WE WILL DO SO WHILE TRYING

TO MINIMIZE THE AMOUNT OF

CASUALTIES, BUT WE WILL

NOT LET THE RIOTERS

THROUGH AND TO HARM

ISRAELI CIVILIANS THAT ARE

A RUNNING DISTANCE AWAY.

Chris: ISRAEL SAID

CAPTURED GAZANS TOLD THEM

HAMAS ENCOURAGES CHILDREN

TO CROSS THE FENCE.

THEY WANT IT TO BE SEEN AS

A POPULAR UPRISING AN NOT

INSPIRED BY HAMAS.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

AT THE NEW U.S. EMBASSY,

JERUSALEM.

THE U.S. ISN'T THE ONLY

COUNTRY THAT IS MOVING ITS

EMBASSY TO ISRAEL.

THAT'S RIGHT, GEORGE.

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S DECISION

IS OPENING THE DOOR FOR

OTHER NATIONS TO FOLLOW.

Reporter: ON

DECEMBER 25th, 2017,

GUATEMALAN PRESIDENT JIMMY

MORALES ANNOUNCED HIS

COUNTRY WOULD MOVE ITS

EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM.

TODAY IT BECOMES THE

SECOND NATION AFTER THE

UNITED STATES TO

OFFICIALLY DO SO.

CBN NEWS GOT THE FIRST

INTERVIEW WITH THE

PRESIDENT IN ISRAEL.

GUATEMALA HAS BEEN A

BLESSED NATION, AND I

BELIEVE WE HAVE HAD AN

EXCELLENT RELATIONSHIP

WITH THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL

SINCE THE FOUNDATION OF

THE STATE OF ISRAEL, WITH

THE PRESIDENT IN 1948.

AND SINCE THEN, WE'VE HAD

EXCELLENT RELATIONS, AND

WE HAVE TO STRENGTHEN

THEM.

AND I BELIEVE WE WILL BE

RECEIVING BLESSINGS FOR

BOTH PEOPLES BY DOING THE

RIGHT THING.

Reporter: AT THE

OPENING, ISRAELI PRIME

MINISTER BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU WELCOMED

GUATEMALA'S PRESIDENT AND

CITEDECITED THE HISTORIC

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN

ISRAEL AND GUATEMALA.

THERE ARE GUATEMALAN

STREETS IN MANY

COMMUNITIES IN ISRAEL

BECAUSE WE REMEMBER OUR

FRIEND.

GUATEMALA IS OUR FRIEND.

[APPLAUSE]

IT IS A VERY BRAVE

DECISION.

IT'S AN HISTORIC DECISION.

AND WE ARE HAPPY ABOUT

THIS.

WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS

SAID IS THE CORRECT

DECISION.

Chris: SA SARA SOLIS IS

THE GUATEMALAN AMBASSADOR

TO ISRAEL.

GUATEMALA WAS THE FIRST

COUNTRY IN THE WORLD TO

ESTABLISH AN EMBASSY IN

JERUSALEM IN 1956.

THE FIRST COUNTRY IN THE

WORLD.

SO NOW WE ADD ANOTHER

MILESTONE TO THIS HISTORY,

AND THAT IS THE RETURN OF

THE EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM.

Chris: GUATEMALA HAS

A HISTORY OF SUPPORTING

ISRAEL.

IN 1948, IT JOINED THE

U.S. IN RECOGNIZING THE

JEWISH STATE.

AFTER PRESIDENT HARRY S.

TRUMAN DID SO FOLLOWING

DAVID BEN-GURION'S

DECLARATION OF ISRAEL'S

INDEPENDENCE.

THERE ARE VERY FEW

COUNTRIES THAT HAVE THIS

KIND OF HISTORY.

Chris: YES.

SO WE FEEL VERY CLOSE

TO THE STATE OF ISRAEL.

AND WE HAVE CREATED A

UNIQUE FRIENDSHIP.

Chris: ISRAELI

LEADERS, INCLUDING MICHAEL

OREN, SEE THE U.S. AND

GUATEMALA SAYS JUST THE

BEGINNING.

WE HAVE AFFIRMATIONS

FROM THE CZECH REPUBLIC,

FROM HUNGARY, SOME

LATIN-AMERICA COUNTRIES AS

WELL, AND WE'LL BE EAGERLY

AWAITING THEM.

AND THEY'LL BE VERY NICE

PLACES AVAILABLE IN

JERUSALEM.

THIS IS NOT THE END OF

A PROCESS.

I BELIEVE, ACTUALLY, IT IS

THE BEGINNING OF A

PROCESS.

WHAT THE U.S.

ADMINISTRATION AND

PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS DOING

WAS, I THINK, IN A WAY

SHOOTING THE STARTING SHOT

FOR THE RACE.

I BELIEVE THERE WILL BE

MANY OTHER NATIONS THAT

WILL FOLLOW THE UNITED

STATES.

Chris: JERUSALEM

MAYOR NIR BARKAT HELPED

FACILITATE THE MOVE.

THEY ARE VERY CHEERFUL

AND GOOD PEOPLE, AND I'M

VERY PROUD OF OUR PARTNERS

IN GUATEMALA.

THAT WILL BE THE SECOND

EMBASSY MOVING.

I WAS AMAZED BY THE

INNUMERABLE AMOUNT OF

CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES

THAT THE EMBASSY RECEIVED,

NOT ONLY FROM ISRAEL, BUT

FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.

IN MANY LANGUAGES.

FROM AFRICA, FROM EUROPE,

FROM LATIN-AMERICA, SAYING

CONGRATULATIONS,

GUATEMALA.

WE SUPPORT YOU.

THEY WERE SAYING, OUR

COUNTRY SHOULD DO THE

SAME.

OUR PRESIDENT SHOULD MAKE

THAT DECISION.

Chris: AND THAT'S

WHERE GUATEMALA COMES IN.

IT HAS ONE OF THE HIGHEST

PERCENTAGES OF EVANGELICAL

CHRISTIANS IN THE WORLD.

AND ONE REASON WHY THE

COUNTRY IS ON ITS WAY TO

JERUSALEM.

PEOPLE IN GUATEMALA

PRAY FOR THE PEACE IN THIS

REGION, PRAY FOR

JERUSALEM.

AND THEY ARE EXCITED.

THEY TOLD ME IT WAS AN

HONOR THAT IT WAS DURING

YOUR TERM.

I FEEL PRIVILEGED.

I FEEL MOVED.

I FEEL THAT THIS IS A GIFT

FROM GOD.

I KNOW THAT A LOT OF

BLESSINGS WILL COME AFTER

THIS DECISION.

THIS IS A PROMISE IN THE

BIBLE, IN GENESIS.

AND I DON'T THINK -- I'M

SURE MANY BLESSINGS WILL

COME FORWARD.

Chris: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS, AT THE

NEW GUATEMALAN EMBASSY,

JERUSALEM.

EXCITING.

> WELL, IT IS CALLED

ALIYAH, AND IT MEANS GOING

UP.

SCOTT ROSS EXPLORES WHAT

INSPIRES JEWS TO LEAVE

THEIR HOMES AND MOVE TO

ISRAEL.

AND WELCOME BACK TO

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS."

IMAGINE THIS: THERE WERE

ONLY ABOUT 600,000 JEWS

LIVING IN PALESTINE WHEN

ISRAEL BECAME A NATION IN

1948.

THE NEW COUNTRY, AS YOU

YOU CAN IMAGINE, NEEDED

CITIZENS IN ORDER TO

SURVIVE AND GROW, BUT

WHERE WOULD THEY COME

FROM?

EXACTLY.

CBN'S SCOTT ROSS TAKES A

LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED THEN

AND WHAT IS STILL GOING ON

TODAY.

Reporter Scott: THEY COME FROM

ALL OVER THE WORLD, TO A

PLACE MANY HAVE NEVER

BEEN.

YET THE JEWISH PEOPLE HAVE

LONGED TO RETURN TO THIS

LAND FOR THOUSANDS OF

YEARS.

I'M SARAH FROM FRANCE.

HI, I'M FROM URUGUAY.

I'M HERE BECAUSE I LOVE

ISRAEL.

MY NAME IS DEBBIE.

I'M FROM CORDOVO,

ARGENTINA.

I'M FROM RUSSIA.

I'M FROM BROOKLYN, NEW

YORK, AND I MADE ALIYAH IN

DECEMBER.

I'M A LAWYER IN NEW YORK.

I'M HERE BECAUSE IT IS THE

ONLY JEWISH STATE THERE

IS.

Scott: IT IS CALLED,

ALIYAH, LITERALLY GOING

UP.

THE TERM DESCRIBES WHEN

PEOPLE WENT UP TO

JERUSALEM TO WORSHIP AT

THE TEMPLE.

NOW IT MEANS IMMIGRATING

OR RETURNING TO ISRAEL.

YOU'RE AN AMERICAN?

YUP.

Scott: WHY DID YOU

COME?

IT IS A BEAUTIFUL

COUNTRY.

I LOVE IT HERE.

Scott: YEAH.

ARIZONA IS BEAUTIFUL?

ARIZONA IS BEAUTIFUL,

BUT IT IS NOT ISRAEL.

Scott: LAST YEAR

27,000 NEW IMMIGRANTS

ARRIVED IN ISRAEL,

INCLUDING 3600 FROM THE

UNITED STATES.

FOR OVER 3,000 YEARS WE

WERE DISCONNECTED, BUT WE

WERE PRAYING FOR

JERUSALEM.

AND SO IT CONTINUES EVERY

DAY.

Scott: I SPOKE WITH

NATAN SHARANSKY, LEADER OF

THE JEWISH AGENCY WHICH

OVERSEES BRINGING THE

JEWISH PEOPLE HOME.

I'M VERY PROUD TO BE

THE HEAD OF AN

ORGANIZATION NOW WHICH

BROUGHT 3.5 MILLION JEWS

TO THE CENTER OF ISRAEL.

Scott: HE MADE

HEADLINES IN THE '80s AS

A POLITICAL PRISONER IN

THE FORMER SOVIET UNION.

INTERNATIONAL PRESSURE LED

TO HIS RELEASE AND HE

IMMIGRATEDED TO ISRAEIMMIGRATED TO ISRAEL
IN

1986.

I MEET WITH A LOT OF

IMMIGRANTS, AND I LOVE TO

BE IN THE AIRPORT TO SEE

THEM GOING DOWN FROM THE

AIRPLANE.

BECAUSE YOU THINK AFTER

EACH OF THESE PEOPLE,

THERE ARE AT LEAST 50

GENERATIONS OF JEWS WHO

WERE PRAYING AND DREAMING

ABOUT COMING TO JERUSALEM.

IT IS A HUGE CIRCLE, A

THOUSAND YEARS OF EXILE.

Scott: PROPHETS

ISAIAH, JEREMIAH, AND

EZEKIEL, ALL SPOKE OF A

TIME WHEN GOD WOULD BRING

THE JEWISH PEOPLE BACK TO

THE LAND OF ISRAEL.

THE PROPHET AMOS SAYS THEY

WILL NEVER BE DISBURSEDED DISBURSED

AGAIN.

IMMIGRANTS FACE A WHOLE

NEW WORLD WHEN THEY

ARRIVE.

SOME OF THE PEOPLE LEFT

EVERYTHING, LEFT THE

FRIENDS, LEFT FAMILIES,

LEFT THE SMELL, THE FOOD,

THE JOBS, ALL OF THE

THINGS THAT THEY KNEW, AND

THEY'RE COMING HERE TO

START A NEW LIFE.

Scott: THAT'S WHY THE

STATE WORKS TO CREATE A

SMOOTH TRANSITION.

ZEBRA LEADS AN ABSORPTION

CENTER IN JERUSALEM.

NEW IMMIGRANTS LIVE HERE

FREE FOR FIVE MONTHS, SO

THEY CAN FOCUS ON LEARNING

HEBREW AND LIVING IN

ISRAEL.

THEY CALL IT THE FIRST

HOME IN THE HOMELAND.

THEY'RE COMING HERE AND

THEY HAVE LIKE A SOFT

LANDING.

THEY DON'T NEED TO BE

AFRAID FROM THINGS.

WE HELP THEM TO BE PART OF

ISRAEL, BUT STEP BY STEP.

Scott: HOW IMPORTANT

IS IT THAT THEY LEARN

HEBREW?

THE MAIN REASON THAT

THE PEOPLE ARE HERE IN

THIS ABSORPTION CENTER IS

TO GET TO KNOW THE

LANGUAGE.

THE HEBREW IS THE KEY TO

THE ISRAELI SOCIETY.

IF YOU WANT TO BE PART OF

ISRAEL, IF YOU WANT TO BE

THE LEADER OF THIS

BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY, YOU

NEED TO KNOW THE LANGUAGE.

Scott: UPON ETZILAN

IS MAINLY FOR INDIVIDUALS

WHO HAVE A UNIVERSITY

DEGREE.

ARE THERE CONFLICTS

BETWEEN THEM, CULTURALLY,

SOCIALLY?

ADAPTING TO ONE ANOTHER?

YES.

THE CULTURE DIFFERENT.

THE LANGUAGE IS DIFFERENT.

SO TO PUT TOGETHER 250

YOUNG ADULTS IN ONE PLACE,

YOU CAN IMAGINE WHAT IS

GOING ON HERE IN THE

EVENING.

A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE

BECOMING FRIENDS FOR LIFE.

Scott: DO THE

MAJORITY STAY IN ISRAEL?

THE FIRST YEAR AND THE

SECOND YEAR ARE THE

HARDEST ONES.

IF YOU SURVIVE THE TWO

YEARS, PEOPLE ARE STAYING

IN ISRAEL AND THIS IS

GOING TO BE THEIR HOME.

Scott: I SPOKE WITH

SOME OF THE STUDENTS ABOUT

THEIR EXPERIENCES.

IT IS THE LAND OF THE

JEWISH PEOPLE, AND THAT IS

WHY I'M HERE.

I WANTED TO ESSENTIALLY

COME HOME AND TO BE WITH

MY FELLOW JEWS.

AND TO FIND A JEWISH

HUSBAND.

Scott: WHY DID YOU

COME?

I CAME TO ISRAEL

BECAUSE I FEEL THIS IS THE

HOMELAND OF THE JEWISH

PEOPLE.

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN

2,000 YEARS WE HAVE OUR

OWN HOMELAND.

IT IS EXCITING TO BE A

PART OF.

Scott: WHAT KIND OF

WORK WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET

INTO?

I STUDIED ACCOUNTING

AND FINANCE, SO HOPEFULLY

SMNGR SOMETHING ISOMETHING IN THAT AREA.

Scott: DO YOU YOU

WANWANT TOGET MARRIED?

YEAH, SURE.

THERE ARE PLENTY OF

BEAUTIFUL JEWISH GIRLS.

OUR PROPHETS SPEAK

ABOUT IT, THE GRAND

DESIGN.

THE GATHERING OF THE

PEOPLE OF ISRAEL IN THE

LAND OF ISRAEL.

AND I WANT TO HELP THE

PEOPLE MAKE THIS DECISION

NOT BY GIVING ORDERS, NOT

BY PUSHING THEM, NOT BY

SHAMING THEM, BUT SIMPLY

BY GIVING THEM THE FEELING

OF HOW GOOD IT IS.

Scott: SCOTT ROSS FOR

CBN IN JERUSALEM.

COMING UP, MILLIONS OF

MUSLIMS ARE SEEKING GOD

DURING RAMADAN.

CHRISTIANS ARE PRAYING,

TOO, ASKING THE LORD TO

REVEAL HIMSELF TO SEEKERS.

WELCOME BACK TO

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS" ON

CBN NEWS.

RAMADAN, A TIME OF FASTING

AND PRAYER FOR MILLIONS OF

MUSLIMS AROUND THE GLOBE

STARTED THIS WEEK.

BUT MUSLIMS WON'T BE THE

ONLY ONES PRAYING.

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF

CHRISTIANS WILL TAKE PART

IN AN ANNUAL 30 DAYS OF

PRAYER FOR THE MUSLIM

WORLD.

IT IS A TIME WHEN

CHRISTIANS PRAY FOR GOD TO

REVEAL HIMSELF TO THEIR

MUSLIM NEIGHBORS.

WE WANT THEM TO BE

SEEKING GOD IN A WAY THAT

WOULD OPEN UP THEIR EYES

TO THE OPPORTUNITY TO KNOW

WHO JESUS IS, TO KNOW THE

CHRISTIAN STORY IN A WAY

THAT SEEKERS WOULD REALLY

UNDERSTAND.

SO WE WANT TO PRAY THAT

GOD DOES SOMETHING

SPECIAL.

AROUND 100,000 COPY OF

THE MOVEMENT'S PRAYER

GUIDE ARE BEING

DISTRIBUTED IN THE UNITED

STATES AND CANADA.

THE BODIES OF 20

EGYPTIAN CHRISTIANS

MURDERED BY ISIS IN LIBYA

TWO YEARS AGO ARE NOW

HOME.

ISIS MARCHED THE

CHRISTIANS ON TO A BEACH

AND BEHEADED THEM ON

CAMERA.

THE REMAINS WERE FLOWN TO

EGYPT.

THE COPTIC COMMUNITY

RECENTLY HONORED THE

MARTYRS BY ERECTING A NEW

CHURCH IN THEIR HOME TOWN.

MULTIPLE SUICIDE

ATTACKS IN INDONESIA ON

SUNDAY.

A MUSLIM FAMILY OF SIX,

INCLUDING CHILDREN,

LAUNCHED GRUESOME ATTACKS

ON THREE CHURCHES.

THE ATTACKS COME AS

INDONESIA CONTINUES TO SEE

A RISE IN ISLAMIC

FANATICISM.

CTV CAPTURES A MOMENT WHEN

TWO MILITANTS RIDING TWO

MOTORCYCLES BLOW

THEMSELVES UP AT A

SECURITY GATE LEADING TO A

POLICE HEADQUARTERS IN

INDONESIA.

WE CAN CONFIRM A POLICE

OFFICER WAS A VICTIM OF

THE EXPLOSION.

AUTHORITIES SAY A

FAMILY OF FOUR, INCLUDING

A CHILD, WERE RESPONSIBLE

FOR THE ATTACK.

MONDAY'S BLAST HAPPENED A

DAY AFTER SUICIDE BOMBINGS

AT THREE CHURCHES ROCKED

INDONESIA'S SECOND LARGEST

CITY OF SOLOBIO.

IT WAS 7:50 IN THE

MORNING, AND THE CHURCH

WAS ANNOUNCING THE PLANS

FOR THE NEXT WEEK WHEN THE

EXPLOSION HAPPENED.

EVERYONE WAS SCARED.

IN AN UNUSUAL TWIST,

THE ATTACKERS, ALL WEARING

SUICIDE VESTS, WERE A

FAMILY OF SIX: FATHER,

MOTHER, TWO DAUGHTERS AND

TWO SONS.

THE CHILDREN'S AGES RANGED

FROM NINE TO 18.

THE TWO SONS STRUCK FIRST,

HITTING SAN SANTA MARIA

CATHOLIC CHURCH.

15 PEOPLE WERE INJURED,

INCLUDING POLICE WHO STOOD

GUARD IN FRONT OF THE

CHURCH.

FIVE MINUTES LATER, THE

MOTHER AND HER TWO

DAUGHTERS WALKED INTO AN

INDONESIA CHRISTIAN CHURCH

AND DETONATEDE DETONATED THEIR

EXPLOSIVES.

I WAS IN A FOOD COURT,

AND I SUDDENLY HEARD THE

EXPLOSION FROM NOWHERE.

THE FATHER THEN DROVE

HIS BOMB-LADEN CAR ACROSS

TOWN TO A PENTECOSTAL

CHURCH.

IN ALL, 13 PEOPLE WERE

KILLED, AND MORE THAN 40

OTHERS WOUNDED.

ISIS CLAIMED

RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE

ATTACKS.

THIS ACT OF TERRORISM

IS REALLY BARBARIC, AND

BEYOND THE LIMIT OF

HUMANITY.

THE PARENTS REPORTEDLY

BELONGED TO A TERROR GROUP

WITH TIES TO THE ISLAMIC

STATE.

IN INDONESIA, THEY HAVE

SEEN A RISE IN ISLAMIC

EXTREMISM IN RECENT YEARS.

REPORTS SAY MORE THAN

1,000 INDONESIANS JOINED

ISIS TO FIGHT THE WAR IN

SYRIA.

MANY OF THEM HAVE NOW

RETURNED HOME.

WITH THE RISE OF FAN

FANATICISM, RELIGIOUS

MINORITIES ARE OFTEN

TARGETED BY ISLAMIC

MILITANTS.

ON SUNDAY, POPE FRANCIS

OFFERED PRAYERS FOR THE

VICTIMS OF INDONESIA'S

CHURCH ATTACKS.

Through Translator:

LET'S INVOKE TOGETHER THE

GOD OF PEACE IN ORDER TO

STOP THESE VIOLENT

ACTIONS.

MAY EVERYONE'S HEARTS HAVE

SENTIMENTS OF

RECONCILIATION AND

BROTHERED HOOD, NOT

SENTMENTS OF HATE OR

VIOLENCE.

THIS WEEKEND'S BOMBINGS

WERE THE WORST AGAINST

CHRISTIANS IN INDONESIA,

SINCE THE CHRISTMAS 2000

ATTACKS WHEN ISLAMIC

TERRORISTS KILLED 15

PEOPLE AND WOUNDED NEARLY

100.

> YOU CAN LEARN MORE

ABOUT THE CHURCH AROUND

THE WORLD AND HOW YOU CAN

PRAY AND SUPPORT

PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS,

JUST GO TO OUR WEBSITE,

cbnnews.com.

WE'LL BE BACK RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

WELL, SUNDAY, MAY

20th, MARKS PENTECOST

SUNDAY.

PENTECOST IS WHEN THE HOLY

SPIRIT EMPOURE EMPOWERED CHRIST'S

DISCIPLES TO PEACH THE

GOSPEL TO THE WHOLE WORLD.

AND IT WILL BE THE

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE

UNREACHED, BECAUSE AS PAUL

STRAND REPORTS, BILLIONS

OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD

AREN'T ABLE TO HEAR THE

GOOD NEWS OF JESUS CHRIST.

Reporter: MORE THAN A

THIRD OF HUMANITY WILL

LIKELY NEVER HEAR A

MESSAGE ABOUT JESUS.

OUT OF THE SEVEN

BILLION PEOPLE ON PLANET

EARTH, I THINK 3.2 BILLION

PEOPLE, WHICH IS AGAIN,

ABOUT 40% OF THE

POPULATION, THAT HAVE NO

OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR THE

GOSPEL WHERE THEY LIVE.

Reporter: WAYNE

PETERSON SAYS THAT'S WHY

ON MAY 20th, HIS

ORGANIZATION WILL HOLD ITS

THIRD INTERNATIONAL DAY

FOR THE UNREACHED.

WHY THEN?

BECAUSE IT IS ALSO

PENTECOST SUNDAY, WHICH

APPROPRIATELY MARKS THE

DAY THE HOLY SPIRIT FELL

UPON CHRIST'S FOLLOWERS.

IT IS REALLY THE HOLY

SPIRIT THAT GIVES POWER TO

THE GOSPEL.

Reporter: THE DAY IS

MEANT TO RAISE AWARENESS.

ON AVERAGE, THE CHURCH

SPENT LESS THAN 1% TOWARDS

REACHING THE UNREACHED.

DO WE CARE?

DOES THIS BREAK OUR

HEARTS?

DOES IT UNIT US AND

MOTIVATE US TO TAKE

ACTION?

WE OUGHT TO PAY

ATTENTION TO A PERSON'S

LAST WORDS.

IN THIS CASE, JESUS SAID,

TAKE THE GOSPEL TO THE

OUTER MOST PARTS OF THE

EARTH.

Reporter:

UNFORTUNATELY, AMERICAN

CHURCH-GOERS CAN'T EVEN

REMEMBER WHAT THAT LED TO.

OVER 50% DID NOT KNOW,

WHEN ASKED, WHAT IS THE

GREAT COMMISSION.

Reporter: HE HOPES A

WORLDWIDE LIVE BROADCAST

ON MAY 20th WILL GIVE

CHRISTIANS WHAT THEY NEED

TO KNOW ABOUT THE GREAT

COMMISSION AND WHAT THEY

CAN DO TO FULFILL IT.

*

Reporter: TOP

PREACHERS AND TEACHERS

LIKE DR. DAVID PLATON WILL

TAKE PART AGAIN THIS YEAR.

PEOPLE WHO ARE BORN,

THEY LIVE, AND THEY DIE,

AND THEY NEVER EVEN

HEAR -- NOBODY EVER TELLS

THEM THE GOOD NEWS OF

GOD'S LOVE FOR THEM IN

CHRIST.

Reporter: FOR THOSE

WHO MAY THINK REACHING THE

UNREACHED IS NONE OF THEIR

BUSINESS, PETERSON HAS

THIS ADMONITION.

IF WE HAVE BEEN TOUCHED

BY THE LOVE OF CHRIST AND

HAVE EXPERIENCED HIS

SALVATION AND HIS

FORGIVENESS, THE PROMISE

OF ETERNAL LIFE, ANY OF US

SHOULD WANT TO SHARE IT

WITH OUR NEXT DOOR

NEIGHBOR OR OUR NEIGHBOR

AROUND THE WORLD.

Reporter: PAUL

STRAND, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

THAT IS IT FOR THIS

WEEK'S EDITION OF

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS."

IT IS.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR

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