Christian World News – September 16, 2016


>>George: THIS WEEK ON “CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS,”,.>>THEIR MISSION IS TO HELP PEOPLE. AS A STORY-TELLER, I WAS, LIKE, THAT IS UNIQUE.>>George: HILLSONG IS MUCH MORE THAN A WORSHIP BAND. NOW IT IS THE SUBJECT OF A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE. WE GO BEHIND THE SCENES OF A NEW MOVIE: “HILLSONG, LET HOPE ARISE.”>>Wendy: PLUS…SYRIAN REFUGEES ARE UNWANTED IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND THE WEST. MANY SAY EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS ARE THEIR GREATEST FRIENDS.>>George: AND SEEING JERUSALEM THE WAY JESUS AWE IT. WE’LL TAKE YOU ALONG FOR THIS SPECIAL TRIP BACK IN TIME, TO THE CRADLES OF CHRISTIANITY. * HELLO, EVERYONE, WELCOME TO THIS WEEK’S EDITION OF “CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS.” I’M GEORGE THOMAS. AND A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY CO-ANCHOR, WENDY.>>Wendy: IT HAS BEEN A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY SO FAR. THANK YOU.>>>HILLSONG BEGAN AS A TINY CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA, AND NOW THEY WORSHIP IN MORE THAN A DOZEN LOCATIONS AROUND THE GLOBE. GOVERNOR MIT>>George: ON ANY GIVEN SUNDAY, 50 MILLION PEOPLE SING A SONG FROM HILLSONG MUSIC. ONE HOLLYWOOD PRODUCER HEARD THEIR STORY AND FELT THEIR STORY NEEDED TO BE TOLD ON THE BIG SCREEN. * * THIS GIFT OF FREEDOM >>Reporter: THEY CALL THEMSELVES A RAGTAG COLLECTION OF MUSICIANS, BUT THE RESULTS TELL A DIFFERENT STORY. HILLSONG UNITED’S SONGS ARE SUNG IN 60 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES, AND THE BAND HAS TOLD MORE THAN 17 MILLION ALBUMS.>>WE JUST SET OUT TO WRITE SONGS THAT OUR FRIENDS WOULD LISTEN TO AND LIKE. WE WOULD LISTEN TO BANDS THAT WE LIKE AND THEN WANT TO MAKE MUSIC THAT KIND OF WAS CULTURALLY RELEVANT. YOU COULDN’T HAVE SCRIPTED THIS. WE NEVER SET OUT TO TOUR THE WORLD AND TO MAKE MUSIC FULL-TIME. BUT IT HAS JUST BEEN ONE STEP AFTER THE OTHER OF TRUSTING GOD.>>HE USED TO DO STUFF LIKE THAT, BUT HE DOESN’T ANYMORE.>>Reporter: WHILE SOMEONE MIGHT NOT HAVE SCRIPTED THE STORY, THE BAND’S RISE IS TOLD ON SCREEN, IN THE FEATURE FILM “”HILLSONG: LET HOPE RISE”.”>>IT IS NOT ABOUT WHAT WE DO, WRITING STORIES OR SERVING GOD. IT IS THE STORY OF WHO GOD IS. HE LOVES ORDINARY PEOPLE. HE LOVES EVERYBODY. AND HE HAS A PLAN FOR EVERYBODY, AND EVERYBODY ON EARTH IS INVITED INTO HIS STORY.>>I WAS WRITING A LONG.>>Reporter: THE HILLSONG STORY GOT THE ATTENTION OF DIRECTOR MICHAEL JOHN WARREN, THE MIND BEHIND JAY-Z’S “FADE TO BLACK,” AND NICKI MINAJ’S “MY TIME NOW.” AND HE IS THE NOT A CHRISTIAN.>>>SO YOU GO FROM DOING FILMS ON JAY-Z AND NICKI MINAJ TO HILLSONG?>>UH-HUH.>>Reporter: AND THAT’S A NATURAL PROGRESSION?>>YEAH, ACTUALLY. WITH HILLSONG, THE STORY IS A LITTLE CHALLENGING. BECAUSE WHAT IS REALLY AT STAKE FOR A POP ARTIST? THE ANSWER IS, THEY’RE TRYING TO STAY HOT, TO PROVE THEY’RE THE BEST RAPPER. AND THERE IS A LOT OF DRAMA THERE. AND CERTAINLY WITH AN ARTIST LIKE NICKY THERE IS DRAMA, THANK GOD. WITH HILLSONG, I SAW A UNIQUE STORY. THEIR MISSION IS TO CONNECT PEOPLE TO HEAVEN. AS A STORY-TELLER, I WAS, LIKE, THAT’S UNIQUE. * HOLY * YOUR NAME IS HOLY *>>Reporter: EVEN THOUGH AN ESTIMATED 50 MILLION CHURCH-GOERS SING HILLSONG’S EACH WEEK, HOLLYWOOD’S INTEREST STILL SURPRISES BAND MEMBERS.>>>I KNOW WHEN THEY FIRST SAID A MOVIE ABOUT HILLSONG UNITED, YOU GUYS SAID, WHY MAKE A MOVIE ABOUT US? NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK?>>I DON’T KNOW WHY ANYONE WOULD WANT TO WATCH.>>I LOVE THAT THE MESSAGE OF, AND THE THINGS WE ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT AND WANT TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE THE MOST WITH IS THREADED THROUGHOUT THE SONG. I THINK “HILLSONG: LET HOPE RISE” IS A FILM THAT HAS A MESSAGE OF HOPE. * * YOU KEEP MY EYES ON YOU *>>Reporter: THAT UPLIFTING MESSAGE RINGS OUT IN A STORY OF HOW SINGER TAYA SMITH BECAME PART OF THE BAND.>>>TAYA, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT SURPRISED ME IN THE FILM IS YOU ARRIVED IN SYDNEY WITH $200, AND JUST, LORD, USE ME?>>YEAH. IT WAS A FAITH STEP. I MOVED OUT OF HOME. IT FELT LIKE IT WAS THE RIGHT TIME. BUT, LIKE YOU SAID, I ONLY HAD $200 IN THE BANK, AND I WAS JUST TRUSTING GOD WITH IT, AND IT TURNS OUT THAT IT WAS THE BEST MOVE I COULD MAKE. IT WAS GOD’S TIMING.>>Reporter>>WE STARTED CHURCH ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. WE WERE JUST THINKING ABOUT PEOPLE COMING BACK NEXT WEEK. THEIR WHOLE STORY HAS BEEN A GREAT STORY.>>Reporter: ONE THAT POINTS UPWARD TO HEAVEN. * MY HEART’S BEATING * MY SOUL’S BREATHING * I FOUND MY LIFE >>Reporter: AND THAT’S THE ENTIRE POINT OF THE FILM.>>I JUST THINK WHEN PEOPLE WALK INTO AN ATMOSPHERE LIKE THAT AND SENSE GOD’S PRESENCE, THEIR EYES ARE LIFTED UP, AND THEY REALIZE THERE IS PROBABLY MORE TO THIS WORLD THAN THEY REALIZE. * *>>Reporter: DID DOING THIS FILM CHANGE YOU IN ANY WAY?>>ABSOLUTELY. BEING AROUND PEOPLE LIKE THAT IS MEAN MEANINGFUL, AND IT HELPED ME BECOME A BETTER PERSON. ALL OF MY NON-CHRISTIAN FRIENDS ASKED ME, ARE YOU SAVED? NO, I HAVEN’T BEEN SAVED, BUT I’M A BETTER PERSON NOW. AND I FEEL LIKE I HAVE — I FEEL LIKE — I FEEL LIKE I HAVE, LIKE, A ROLE MODEL ON HOW TO TREAT PEOPLE AND HOW TO BE MORE LOVING. *>>Reporter: FOR AN UNBELIEVER, THAT’S A SEED PLANTED.>>Wendy: I LOVE THEM. AND I LOVE DARLENE CHECK, WHO IS ONE OF THE ORIGINAL SINGERS. IF YOU WANT MORE DETAILS ON THE STORY, PASTOR RYAN HOUSTON HAS WRITTEN A BOOK CALLED “LIVE, LOVE, LEAD.” I LIKE THAT. AND YOU CAN FIND IT WHEREVER BOOKS ARE SOLD.>>George: COMING UP, THEY’VE LOST THEIR HOMES, AND THEY’RE NOT WELCOME IN MOST PLACES. HOW WILL THE WORLD RESOLVE THE SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS?>>Wendy: DESPITE A CEASE-FIRE, SYRIANS CONTINUE TO FLEE THEIR WAR-TORN COUNTRY, ADDING TO THE ALREADY MASSIVE REFUGEE PROBLEM. THIS WEEK A COALITION OF FAITH, COMMUNITY, AND NATIONAL SECURITY GROUPS DELIVERED A MESSAGE TO AMERICA’S LEADERS. THEY SAY IT IS TIME TO TAKE ACTION. JENNIFER WISHON EXPLAINS.>>Jennifer: AS MORE AND MORE SYRIANS LEAVE THE WAR, CONCERNS OVER HOW AND WHERE TO CARE FOR THEM GROWS. IT IS A MORAL, POLITICAL, AND SECURITY ISSUE WITH NO EASY SOLUTIONS.>>I CAN’T FORGET — I’LL NEVER FORGET THAT JESUS, TOO, WAS A REFUGEE. HE HAD TO GO TO EGYPT, YOU MAY RECALL. AND WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF THEY WOULDN’T HAVE ACCEPTED HIM?>>Jennifer: CONGRESSMAN VARGAS JOINED A COALITION OF GROUPS, CALLING ON PRESIDENT OBAMA AND CONGRESS TO DO MORE. THEY DELIVERED 10,000 SIGNED POSTCARDS TO REPUBLICAN LEADERS, ASKING THEM TO INCREASE HUMANITARIAN AID BY 30%, DOUBLE THE NUMBER OF REFUGEES THE U.S. ACCEPTS, AND GUARANTEE THE RIGHT TO WORK AND OPPORTUNITY FOR EDUCATION FOR AT LEAST ONE MILLION MORE REFUGEES.>>THIS IS NOT JUST A MORAL CRISIS THAT WE FACE AS A COUNTRY AND AS A PEOPLE. IT’S A POLITICAL CRISIS WORLDWIDE. REFUGEES ARE NOT A TEMPORARY PROBLEM. IT IS A PERMANENT PROBLEM. THOSE OF US WHO THINK, WELL IN A COUPLE OF YEARS IT WILL BE OVER, WRONG.>>Jennifer: JUST WEEKS AGO, AMERICA WELCOMED HER 10,000th REFUGEE FROM SYRIA, MEETING A GOAL SET BY PRESIDENT OBAMA. GOING FORWARD, THE PRESIDENT WANTS THE U.S. TO ACCEPT 110,000 REFUGEES, INCLUDING 40,000 FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND SOUTH ASIA. MANY AMERICANS ARE CONCERNED TERRORISTS WILL SLIP INTO THE COUNTRY. BUT NEW JERSEY CONGRESSMAN BILL PASCRAL SUGGESTS SOMETHING ELSE IS IN PLAY.>>THIS IS HOME-BAKED PREJUDICES.>>AND IT IS NOT FACING THAT RESPONSIBILITY, THE BIGOTRY AND THE ZENOPHOBIA THAT IS SWEEPING THE WORLD, AND I MIGHT ADD OUR OWN COUNTRY, IS A PROBLEM WE HAVE GOT TO CONFRONT HEAD ON.>>AS JEWS, WE KNOW WHAT IT IS TO BE VICTIMS OF PREJUDICE AND TO BE EXCLUDED, DISRESPECTED AND TARGETED BECAUSE OF OUR RELIGIOUS IDENTITY.>>Jennifer: AS THE U.S. PREPARES TO OPEN ITS DOORS TO OVER 100,000 REFUGEES FROM AROUND THE WORLD, MANY COUNTRIES ACCEPT NONE OR VERY FEW REFUGEES FROM SYRIA, INCLUDING MANY COUNTRIES LIKE SAUDI ARABIA, KUWAIT, AND THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. NEXT WEEK PRESIDENT OBAMA JOINS WORLD LEADERS AT THE UNITED NATIONS, WHERE HE’LL ENCOURAGE THEM TO STEP UP AND HELP THE SYRIAN PEOPLE.>>>JENNIFER WISHON, CBN NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>George: THANKS, JENNIFER. THE EVANGELICAL AGENCY “WORLD RELIEF,” HAS HELPED SETTLE THOUSANDS OF REFUGEES IN THE U.S. ABIGAIL ROBERTSON SAT DOWN WITH THEIR PRESIDENT AND SHE ASKED HIM ABOUT THE CHALLENGES AND REWARDS OF ACCEPTING MORE SYRIAN REFUGEES INTO THE U.S.>>SINCE 9/11, 800,000 REFUGEES HAVE BEEN RESETTLED IN THE U.S. WEAND WE DON’T HAVE A KNOWN SINGLE TERRORIST FROM THE REFUGEES. WE HAVE A GOOD RECORD OF DUE DILIGENCE IN PROTECTING OUR HOMELAND, EVEN AS WE HAVE BEEN COMPASSIONATE.>>Reporter: A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE CRITICIZED PRESIDENT OBAMA, SAYING HE IS ONLY ACCEPTING MUSLIM REFUGEES, DESPITE THE FACT THAT 10% OF THE POPULATION OF SYRIA IS CHRISTIAN. AND THIS YEAR ALONE WE’VE ACCEPTED 11,000 SYRIAN REFUGEES, AND ONLY 56 OF THEM HAVE BEEN CHRISTIAN. ARE THOSE COMPLAINTS WARRANTED?>>WELL, IF YOU LOOK AT THOSE NUMBERS ALL BY THEMSELVES, YOU WOULD SAY, BOY, THERE IS A QUESTION TO BE ASKED THERE, AND IT IS A REASONABLE QUESTION. BUT IF YOU PULL UP THE LENS A LITTLE AND LOOK AT THE CONTENT, 39% OF THE REFUGEES THAT HAVE BEEN RESETTLED FROM THE MIDDLE EAST SINCE 2001 HAVE BEEN CHRISTIANS. PART OF THE ISSUES WITH ASSYRIANS, THE VERY THING WE WANT, WHICH IS REALLY CAREFUL DUE DILIGENCE, WHICH TAKES A YEAR TO A YEAR AND A HALF TO DO, MEANS THAT MANY OF THE SYRIAN CHRISTIANS HAVEN’T ENTERED THROUGH THAT WHOLE PROCESS YET. AND FORTUNATELY, MANY OF THE SYRIAN CHRISTIANS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO FIND REFUGEE WITH OTHER CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES IN EUROPE AND OTHER PLACES IN THE MIDDLE EAST, SO THEY HAVE BEEN A LESS VULNERABLE POPULATION AND MANY CASES.>>Reporter: WHO ARE THE REFUGEES COMING OVER, AND WHAT DO YOU THINK ARE SOME OF THE BIGGEST CONCEPTIONS AMERICANS HAVE ABOUT THEM?>>THE REFUGEES THAT ARE COMING OVER ARE MOMS AND KIDS, IN SOME CASES DADS, THAT ARE COMING OUT OF FAMILIES JUST LIKE YOURS AND MINE, WHERE THEY LONG TO HAVE A PLACE CALLED HOME, AND THAT HOME HAS BEEN TAKEN FROM THEM. INTERESTING THING THAT WE FIND AMONG REFUGEES IS MANY OF THEM WILL CARRY THEIR HOUSE KEYS WITH THEM YET. THEY’RE NOT GOING BACK HOME. THEY PROBABLY KNOW THAT. BUT THERE IS SOMETHING IN THEM, JUST LIKE IN US, THAT SAYS, BUT I WANT TO GO HOME. THEY’RE NOT LOOKING TO BE RESETTLED. THEY WANT TO GO HOME TO THELAND AND THE COMMUNITY AND THE CULTURE THAT THEY’RE A PART OF. BUT IT IS NOT AVAILABLE TO THEM. SO I THINK ONE OF THE BIG MISCONCEPTIONS IS THAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR A CHANCE TO BETTER THEMSELVES ECONOMICALLY. THAT MAY HAPPEN. IT MAY NOT. WHAT THEY’RE REALLY LOOKING FOR IS A CHANCE TO SURVIVE. BECAUSE IF THEY STAY WHERE THEY ARE, THEY FACE DEATH. FROM THE VERY PEOPLE THAT WE ARE TRYING TO STOP AS WELL. AS A FRIEND OF MINE SAID, WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL NOT TO PUNISH THE VICTIMS OF ISIS FOR THE SINS OF ISIS.>>Reporter: WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BIGGEST NEEDS THAT YOU ALL HAVE AS AN ORGANIZATION?>>I WANT YOU TO IMAGINE THE PICTURE OF A REFUGEE COMING IN ON AN AIRPLANE, NOT SPEAKING THE LANGUAGE, BEING FRIGHTENED ABOUT WHAT THEY WILL FIND, HAVING NO SENSE OF WHAT THEIR VISIBLE SUPPORT IS GOING TO BE. AND THEY COME OFF THE AIRPLANE AND THEY ARE MET BY A GROUP OF PEOPLE FROM A LOCAL CHURCH. WE CALL THEM GOOD NEIGHBOR TEAMS. THEY TAKE THEM OUT TO THE VAN, WHERE THEY HAVE GATHERED OTHER PEOPLE, INCLUDING PEOPLE FROM THEIR HOMELAND, WHO SPEAK THEIR LANGUAGE. THEY TAKE THEM TO AN APARTMENT THAT HAS BEEN FURNISHED BY THE LOCAL CHURCH WITH THE HELP OF “WORLD RELIEF.” THEY SHOW THEM THE GROCERIES THEY PUT IN THEIR REFRIGERATORS. THEY’LL TALK TO THEM ABOUT THE ABILITY TO GET INTO JOB TRAINING, AND THEY SAY, BY THE WAY, WE HAVE A COMMUNITY CALLED OUR CHURCH, AND OUR ARMS ARE WIDE OPEN TO YOU. CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT IT MEANS TO SOMEBODY? JESUS WAS VERY CLEAR. HE SAID, DO TO OTHERS WHAT YOU WANT DONE TO THEM? WHAT WOULD I WANT DONE TO ME IF I ESCAPED MY HOME LAND, MY HOUSE WAS IN RUBBLE, AND I MIGHT NOT EVEN HAVE ALL OF MY CHILDREN OR MY HUSBAND OR WIFE, BUT I ESCAPE WITH WHAT I HAVE, WHAT WOULD I WANT DONE TO ME. WE’RE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO SAY, I KNOW WHAT I WOULD WANT DONE AND I’M HERE TO HELP. WHAT GOD HAS DONE IN THIS SEASON, HE SAYS, I’M BRINGING THEM TO YOU. AND THE FEAR IS THAT WE’LL PULL UP THE WELCOME MAT AND WE’LL SAY, THANK YOU, LORD, BUT NO. WE’LL MAYBE SEND A FEW PEOPLE OVER TO THEM, BUT WE’RE GOING TO RESIST THE ONES THAT YOU’RE SENDING TO US.>>Wendy: THANKS, ABIGAIL.>>>WE HAVE LOTS MORE ON THIS TOPIC ON OUR WEBSITE. AND YOU CAN HEAR INTERVIEWS ABOUT THE NUMBER OF MUSLIMS COMING TO JESUS IN THE MIDDLE EAST. OR YOU CAN FIND OUT WHAT YOU CAN DO TO SHOW THE LOVE OF CHRIST TO REFUGEES. FIND IT ALL AT cbnnews.com.>>George: COMING UP, SEE HOW ANCIENT ARTIFACTS IN THE HOLY LAND ARE BRINGING THE BIBLE TO LIFE.>>Wendy: AND WELCOME BACK TO “CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS.” THE HOLY LAND IS A POPULAR DESTINATION FOR CHRISTIANS, OF COURSE. THOUSANDS VISIT BIBLICAL SITES IN ISRAEL EACH YEAR.>>George: AND YOU HAVE BEEN THERE?>>Wendy: THREE TIMES.>>George: NOW THEY CAN ENJOY A GUIDED JOURNEY THAT USES ARTIFACTS TO BRING LIFE TO DETAILS FROM THE TIME OF JESUS. JULIE STAAL TAKES ON THE CRADLE OF CHRISTIANITY TOUR.>>Chris: HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT JERUSALEM LOOKED LIKE 2,000 YEARS AGO, WHEN JESUS WALKED THE EARTH? THIS GIANT MODEL OF JERUSALEM FROM THE SECOND JEWISH TEMPLE PERIOD BEGINS THE CRADLE OF CHRISTIANITY TOUR. VISITORS TO THE ISRAEL MUSEUM SEE ARTIFACTS THAT WILL ENHANCE STORIES FROM THE BIBLE.>>THIS IS JERUSALEM THAT JESUS KNEW. THIS IS JERUSALEM THAT HARROD THE GREAT BUILT.>>Chris: DAVID MEVEROC SAYS THE MODEL WILL GIVE PEOPLE A BETTER PERSPECTIVE OF AREAS MENTIONED IN SCRIPTURE.>>RIGHT BEHIND ME IS THE TEMPLE AND THE TEMPLE MOUNT. THE MODEL, BUILT ON A SCALE OF ONE TO 50, SHOWS THESE IMPORTANT SIGHTS THAT JESUS GOES THROUGH. ON MY LEFT ARE THE POOLS OF BETESTA, WHERE JESUS PERFORMS ONE OF HIS MIRACLES OF HEALING. THERE IS ONLY ONE TEMPLE FOR ONE GOD.>>Chris: THE FAMOUS SHRINE OF THE BOOK HOUSING THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS IS THE NEXT STOP. AND THEN THERE IS THE TEMPLE MOUNT.>>WE STILL HAVE THE SUPPORTING WALLS OF THE TEMPLE MOUNT, THE WAILING WALL IS THE WESTERN WALL OFF THE SUPPORT OF THIS HUGE PROJECT. BUT ONLY VERY FEW SIGNS WERE LEFT FROM THE BUILDING ITSELF.>>Chris: TWO IMPORTANT ARTIFACTS FROM THERE ARE PART OF THE TOUR.>>ONE OF THEM IS AN INSCRIPTION IN HEBREW, A SIGN FOR THE PRIEST TO STAND AND BLOW THE HORN FOR THE ENTRANCE OF SATURDAY, MEANING THE TIME TO CEASE WORK. AND, AGAIN, AT THE EXIT OF SATURDAY, WHEN YOU CAN RESUME WORK. THE OTHER SIGN IS IN GREEK. IT IS THE PARAMETER THAT SURROUNDED THE TEMPLE ITSELF IN THE TEMPLE MOUNT, WITH SIGNS IN GREEK AND IN LATIN, FORBIDDING JIN TILEGENTILES TO ENTER THE TEMPLE ITSELF.>>Chris: IT IS RARE TO FIND ARTIFACTS THAT DIRECTLY RIGHT TO HISTORICAL FIGURES.>>IN THE CASE OF JESUS, WE’VE BEEN EXTREMELY LUCKY. THREE FINDS RELATE DIRECTLY TO THE STORY AND THE DETAILS, AND TWO OF THEM RELATE DIRECTLY TO THE MOST IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN THESE FINAL DAYS OF JESUS.>>Chris: ONE IS AN OSSUARY, A BURIAL BOX INSCRIBED WITH JOSEPH, SON OF CAIAPHAS, THE HIGH PRIEST.>>WE ARE ALMOST 100% SURE THAT THIS IS THE K IS THE ONE.>>Chris: THE SECOND IS A STONE BEARING THE NAME OF PONTIUS PILOT.>>THIS IS THE ONLY FIND IN THE WHOLE WORLD OF ACTUAL CRUCIFIXION.>>Chris: AND WHAT DO VISITORS HAVE TO SAY?>>JUST SEEING THE ARTIFACTS MADE IT COME ALIVE. AND TO SEE WHAT I’VE READ ABOUT MADE IT COME ALIZER IA LIVEIN MY LIFE.>>TO SEE SO MANY ARTIFACTS OF WORLD HISTORY AND OF OUR CHRISTIAN FAITH IN ONE PLACE IS REALLY AMAZING. IT REALLY CONFIRMS OUR FAITH. IT CONFIRMS WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES US. AND IT TEACHES US THE PLACE OF OUR CHRISTIAN FAITH WITHIN WORLD HISTORY, CONTEXT. IT IS OUTSTANDING.>>Chris: CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN, THE ISRAEL MUSEUM, JERUSALEM.>>George: AND THANK YOU, CHRIS MITCHELL. SEE MORE GREAT STORIES FROM THE HOLY LAND ON OUR “JERUSALEM DATELINE” PROGRAM. YOU CAN FIND IT ON cbnnews.com.>>>WE WILL BE BACK RIGHT AFTER THIS.>>George: WELCOME BACK TO “CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS.”>>>HEAVY FLOODING IN CHINA THIS MONTH SWEPT AWAY PEOPLE’S HOMES AND EVEN THEIR LIVELIHOOD.>>Wendy: CBN DISASTER RELIEF TEAMS WERE ON HAND TO HELP THEM START PUTTING THEIR LIVES BACK TOGETHER. MUNG FE LI HAS THE STORY.>>Reporter: HEAVY RAINS CAUSED DISASTEROUS FLOODING, ONLY TWO HOURS AWAY FROM CHINA’S CAPITAL CITY. 12 VILLAGES WERE DESTROYED. LOCAL FARMERS FEEL HOPELESS AND HEARTBROKEN. [SPEAKING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE]>>Through Translator: WE JUST BUILT THE NEW FARM HOUSE BEFORE THE FLOODING. I CAN’T BELIEVE IT IS ALL GONE. RIGHT NOW WE HAVE TO SLEEP AT DIFFERENT PLACES. ALL OF MY FARM LAND HAS BEEN WASHED AWAY.>>Reporter: WATER AND ELECTRICITY HAVE BEEN CUT OFF AT SCHOOLS, AND CHILDREN ARE FORCED TO STUDY OUTSIDE THEIR CLASSROOMS. PARENTS ARE DESPERATE FOR HELP AND COMFORT. IN THE MIDST OF THESE CHALLENGES, CBN CHINA, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH A CHURCH, BROUGHT HOPE AND LOVE TO THE CITY. 11 PEOPLE TRAVELLED TO FOUR VILLAGES, DELIVERING FOOD AND TOOLS TO OVER 100 AFFECTED FAMILIES. THE FAMILIES EXPRESSED HAPPINESS AND RELIEF AS THEY LINED UP TO RECEIVE THE FOOD AND THE TOOLS THEY WILL USE TO REBUILD THEIR HOUSES. THEY PRAISED CBN’S EFFORT AND DEDICATION. [SPEAKING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE]>>Through Translator: I CAN’T BELIEVE WHAT CBN BROUGHT TO US. I’M VERY SURPRISED TO SEE ALL OF THE TRUCKS ARE FULL AND FOOD AND STUFF TO HELP US. THANK YOU, CBN. THANK YOU.>>Reporter: IN ADDITION, THE CBN CHINA TEAM WILL PARTNER WITH OTHER LOCAL CHURCHES TO DEVELOP A LONG-TERM PLAN. THEY’RE INTRODUCING THE CHINESE FLOOD VICTIMS TO JESUS CHRIST AND HELPING THEM TO RESTART THEIR LIVES. MUNG FE LI FOR CBN NEWS.>>George: THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>>WELL, FOLKS, THAT IS IT FOR THIS WEEK’S EDITION OF “CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS.”>>Wendy: YEAH. PLEASE FOLLOW US ON TWITTER. UNTIL NEXT WEEK, GOOD-BYE, AND FROM ALL OF US HERE, GOD BLESS.

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  1. Hill Song and the charismatic movement stem from Beelzebub himself. People are fooled by them–prey for 'wolves in sheep's clothing.'

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