Christian World News – July 29, 2016

Christian World News – July 29, 2016


>>THIS WEEK ON “CHRISTIAN
WORLD NEWS,” HORROR IN
FRANCE.
ISIS TERRORISTS KILL A
CATHOLIC PRIEST AT THE
ALTER.
AND PREACH AN ISLAMIC
SERMON OVER HIS BODY.
>>>PLUS, FOR THE FIRST
TIME IN 80 YEARS, THE
MUSLIM CALL TO PRAYER
SOUNDS FORTH FROM THE
HAGIA SOPHIA IN TURKEY.
WE’LL TELL YOU WHY THAT
ACT IS SETTING OFF ALARM
BELLS IN THE CHRISTIAN
WORLD.
>>>AND ALSO THE HISTORY
BEHIND THE HAGIA SOPHIA,
HOW A MUSLIM SULTAN
CONQUERED THE
CHRISTIANDOME IN THE
15th CENTURY, AND THE
ISLAMIC PROPHECY THAT
STILL INSPIRES MUSLIMS
TODAY.
WELCOME TO “CHRISTIAN
WORLD NEWS,” EVERYONE.
I’M WENDY GRIFFITH.
GEORGE THOMAS IS ON
ASSIGNMENT.
A DEADLY MILESTONE IN THE
WAR ISIS IS WAGING ON THE
WEST.
THE BRUTAL MURDER OF A
FRENCH PRIEST IN A CHURCH.
ISIS HAS URGED HIS
FOLLOWERS TO ATTACK FRENCH
CHURCHES.
AND THIS LATEST TERRORIST
ASSAULT IS BEING CALLED AN
ATTACK ON CHRISTIANITY.
HEATHER SELLS HAS THE
STORY.
>>Heather: THE ISLAMIC
STATE HAS CROSSED A NEW
THRESHOLD IN ITS WAR
AGAINST THE WEST.
TUESDAY MORNING TWO OF ITS
FOLLOWERS ENTERED A
CATHOLIC CHURCH IN
NORMANDY DURING MASS.
THEY SLIT THE THROAT OF AN
ELDERLY PRIEST AND TOOK
HOSTAGES TO USE AS HUMAN
SHIELD.
ONE NUN NARROWLY ESCAPED.
HE FORCED THEM TO GET ON
THEIR KNEES AND THEY TRIED
TO DEFEND THEMSELVES.
THE REVEREND JACQUES
HAMEL, AN 85-YEAR-OLD
PRIEST CELEBRATING THE
MASS FOR THREE NUNS AND
TWO PARISHNERS, WAS
KILLED, AND ONE WAS
WOUNDED.
WITNESSES SAY THE
ATTACKERS DID A SORT OF
SERMON AROUND THE ALTER IN
ARABIC.
POLICE LATER SHOT AND
KILLED THEM AS THEY RUSHED
FROM THE BUILDING YELLING
“ALLAHU AKBAR.”
OUTSIDE THE PRIEST’S HOME,
TOWNS PEOPLE ARE
REMEMBERING HIM.
THIS COUPLE SAID REVEREND
HAMEL HAD JUST BAPTIZED
THEIR BABY ON SATURDAY,
AND THAT THEY COLLAPSED
WHEN THEY HEARD THE NEWS.
SHORTLY AFTER THE ATTACK,
ISIS CLAIMED
RESPONSIBILITY.
AUTHORITIES SAY ONE OF THE
ASSAILANTS WAS 19-YEAR-OLD
ADEL KERMICHE, WHO GREW UP
IN THE TOWN AND TRIED TO
TRAVEL TO SYRIA TWICE LAST
YEAR.
HE WAS UNDER HOUSE ARREST
ON PRELIMINARY TERRORISM
CHARGES.
THE ATTACK MARKS THE FIRST
TIME THAT ISIS HAS
TARGETED A CHURCH IN THE
WEST, AND WORLD LEADERS
HAVE QUICKLY CONDEMNED IT.
>>THIS WAS REALLY A
BARBARIC KILLING.
AND UNFORTUNATELY IT TOOK
PLACE IN A SA SACRED PLACE.
>>FRANCE AND THE UNITED
STATES SHARE A COMMITMENT
TO PROTECTING RELIGIOUS
LIBERTY, AND TODAY’S
VIOLENCE WILL NOT SHAKE
THAT COMMITMENT.
>>Heather: IN BRITAIN,
POLICE SAY JIHADISTS COULD
TARGET THEM NEXT.
SOME ANALYSTS SAY THE
ATTACK IN FRANCE WAS A
SHOT DIRECTLY AT
CHRISTIANITY IN THE MODERN
WESTERN WORLD AND IT MAY
NOT BE THE LAST.
HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.
>>Wendy: CBN’S DALE
HURD IS OUR EUROPE
CORRESPONDENT.
HE HAS REPORTED MANY TIMES
FROM FRANCE AND JOINS US
FROM THE CBN NEWSROOM.
DALE, THE TERROR ATTACKS
IN FRANCE, THEY KEEP
GETTING MORE AND MORE
BRAZEN.
WILL THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT
FINALLY DO WHAT THEY SAY
THEY WILL DO, WHICH IS TO
STOP THIS?
>>Reporter: E THEY WILL
NOT.
AND THIS ATTACK WILL ONLY
INSPIRE MORE ATTACKS ON
CHURCHES AND CLERGY.
WE LEARNED THAT ONE OF THE
TERROR SUSPECT WAS WORKING
AT AN AIRPORT, WORKING AS
A BAGGAGE CLAIM PERSON.
IF YOU GOOGLE FRANCE
CRACKS DOWN ON MUSLIM
TERRORISM, YOU’LL FIND
ARTICLES FROM THE 1990s.
FRANCE HAS BEEN SHUFFLING
DECK CHAIRS ON THE
TITANIC.
>>Wendy: THAT’S
DISAPPOINTING.
IN YOUR OPINION, DALE,
WHAT SHOULD THE FRENCH
GOVERNMENT DO TO STOP
THESE AWFUL ATTACKS.
WE’VE SEEN THE AWFUL
ATTACKS IN PARIS, THEN IN
NICE, AND 80 PEOPLE DEAD
AT LEAST, AND NOW THE
PRIEST.
HOW COULD THEY STOP THIS
FROM HAPPENING?
>>THAT COULD STOP HELPING
ISLAM SPREAD IN FRANCE,
WHICH, INCREDIBLY, MANY
GOVERNMENTS DO WHEN THEY
GIVE MONEY FOR A MOSQUE.
THEY COULD STOP TREATING
THIS AS A PROBLEM
EMANATING FROM THE MIDDLE
EAST, WHICH I THINK IS AN
INCORRECT SMOKE SCREEN.
ISIS HAS INSPIRED MUSLIMS
TO FOLLOW THE EXAMPLE OF
MUHAMMAD AND KILL NON
BELIEVERS.
BUT BEFORE THAT, FRANCE
HAD ENOUGH MUSLIMS FOR A
CIVIL WAR.
AND SOME ARE VIOLENT,
ANTI-GOVERNMENT, AND DENY
HUMAN RIGHTS.
>>Wendy: WITNESSES SAID
THAT THE MURDERS PREACHED
A KIND OF ISLAMIC SERMON
AT THE ALTER AFTER THEY
KILLED THIS PRIEST AND
MURDERED HIM.
WHAT’S THE SIGNIFICANCE OF
THAT ACT?
>>Reporter: IT SHOWS
WHAT THE DEVOUT ISLAM IS
ALL ABOUT.
THE QURAN HAS NEVER BEEN
ABOUT CO-EXISTENCE.
WHAT IS ON THE FLAG OF
ISIS, THERE IS NO GOD BY
ALLAH, AND MUHAMMAD IS HIS
MESSENGER.
AND THIS IS WHAT
UNBELIEVERS ARE SUPPOSED
TO CONFESS OR TERRORISTS
WILL CUT OFF THEIR HEADS.
>>Wendy: DALE, THIS
IDEA OF ISLAMIC CON
REQUEST AND DOMINATION IS
A PART OF ISLAMIC
THEOLOGY, AS YOU KNOW, AND
YOU HAVE A STORY ABOUT HOW
THIS IDEA IS STARTING TO
SHOW UP IN A COUNTRY THAT
IS A U.S. ALLY AND PART OF
NATO?
>>Reporter: THAT’S
RIGHT, WENDY.
THE NATION OF TURKEY IS
PROGRESSIVELY BECOMING
MORE ISLAMIC.
AND NOW THERE ARE CONCERNS
THAT THE HAGIA SOPHIA
COULD AGAIN BE MADE INTO A
MOSQUE.
TAKE A LOOK.
[CHANTING]
>>Reporter: ON
JULY 1st, THE LAST
FRIDAY OF RAMADAN, THE
MUSLIM CALL TO PRAYER WAS
SUNG IN THE MAIN SANCTUARY
OF THE HAGIA SOPHIA IN
ISTANBUL.
IT SET UP ALARM BELLS IN
THE CHRISTIAN WORLD.
THIS HASN’T HAPPENED IN
MORE THAN 80 YEARS.
THE GREAT CHRISTIAN
BASILICA BUILT BY THE
BIZANTINES IN THE SIXTH
CENTURY WAS CONVERTED INTO
A MOSQUE IN THE 15th
CENTURY, AFTER
CONSTANTINOPLE WAS
CONQUERED BY THE OTTOMAN
ARMY.
>>THE FIRST THING HE DID,
BY THE WAY, AFTER
CONQUERING CONSTANTINOPLE
WAS TO GO TO HAGIA SOPHIA
AND TO TAKE AN AX AND
BREAK DOWN THE CHRISTIAN
ALTER THERE, TO PROVE THAT
ANOTHER FAITH HAD NOW
TAKEN OVER.
>>Reporter: THIS IS A
DEPICTION OF WHAT THE
HAGIA SOPHIA LOOKED LIKE
BEFORE IT WAS TURNED INTO
A MOSQUE.
IT WOULD REMAIN A MOSQUE
FOR MORE THAN 450 YEARS
UNDER OTTOMAN RULE.
BUT BY THE EARLY 1900s,
THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE WAS
DEAD.
AND IN 1935, MUSTT MUSTTAFA
CAMAL CHANGED IT INTO A
MUSEUM.
>>HE WANTED TO SECULARIZE
THE STATE.
>>Reporter: BUT NOW
TURKEY IS GOING IN THE
OPPOSITE DIRECTION.
PRESIDENT RECEP TAYYIP
ERDOGAN’S PARTY HAS CALLED
FOR A NEW ISLAMIC
CONSTITUTION.
IN MAY, SOME OF HIS
FOLLOWERS DEMANDED THAT
THE HAGIA SOPHIA BE MADE
INTO A MOSQUE AGAIN.
THE COUP ATTEMPT THIS
MONTH AGAINST ERDOGAN HAS
NOT ONLY ALLOWED HIM TO
CONSOLIDATE HIS POWER, IT
HAS ENERGIZED HIS MUSLIM
BASE.
>>THIS COUP HAS EMPOWERED
PRESIDENT ERDOGAN MORE
THAN EVER.
HE WAS ALREADY THE MOST
POWERFUL POLITICAL LEADER
IN TURKEY SINCE ADENGER,
BUT IT CAN BRING A
PROVINCIAL SYSTEM ALMOST
TAILER-MADE FOR HIMSELF.
>>Reporter: H ERDOGAN HAS
LONG BE ACCUSED OF TRYING
TO REDO THE OTTOMAN
EMPIRE.
DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.
>>Wendy: COMING UP, THE
HISTORY OF THE HAGIA
SOPHIA AND THE CRITICAL
ROLE IT PLAYED IN THE
COLLAPSE OF A POWERFUL
CHRISTIAN EMPIRE.
>>Wendy: AN ISLAMIC
PROPHECY PROCLAIMS THAT
ISLAM WILL CAPTURE THE
WORLD’S TWO CHRISTIAN
CAPITALS.
FIRST CONSTANTINOPLE AND
THEN ROME.
THE FIRST PART OF THAT
PROPHECY CAME TO PASS BACK
IN 1453, WHEN THE OTTOMAN
TURKS CAPTURED
CONSTANTINOPLE, THE
CAPITAL OF THE BIZANTINE
EMPIRE.
GORDON ROBERTSON LOOKS AT
THE EVENTS THAT LED TO THE
CITY’S FALL.
[CHANTING]
>>Gordon: IN A.D.330,
HE MOVED THE CAPITAL OF
THE EMPIRE FROM ROME.
THEIFOR MORE THAN 1,000 YEARS,
THE CITY WAS THE CAPITAL
OF THE BIZANTINE EMPIRE,
AND THE CENTER OF EASTERN
ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY.
IN CONSTANTINOPLE,
CHRISTIANITY PERMEATEDO
EVERY ASPECT OF LIFE.
EVEN THE CHA CHARIOT RACES
HELD HERE BEGAN WITH THE
SING OF THE HYMNS.
THE CENTER OF WORSHIP WAS
HERE IN THE HAGIA SOPHIA,
THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY
WISDOM.
THE EMPEROR, JUSTINIAN,
COMMISSIONED THE BUILDING
IN 8532.
>>ON DEDICATION DAY, THEY
MADE THE REMARK, O
SOLOMON, I HAVE OUTDONE
THEE.
IN MANY WAYS HE HAD.
HE PROVIDED A STRUCTURE
WHICH IS A MAJOR LANDMARK
IN THE HISTORY OF
ARCHITECTURE EVER SINCE.
>>Gordon: THEN LIKE
ROME BEFORE IT, THE EMPIRE
COLLAPSED SLOWLY FROM
WITHIN.
IN 1204, CRUSADERS FROM
WESTERN EUROPE INVADED AND
LEFT CONSTANTINOPLE IN
RUIN.
IN 1387, THE BLACK PLAGUE
KILLED A THIRD OF THE
POPULATION.
THE CITY WAS IN DEBT AND
DISREPAIR, AND THE
BIZANTINES OVERLOOKED A
GROWING THREAT RISING IN
THE EAST.
FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY,
THE OTTOMAN TURKS HAVE
BEEN GAINING POWER AND
TAKING LAND FROM THE
BIZANTINES.
IN 1451, A NEW SULTAN TOOK
THE OTTOMAN THROWN.
MEMET THE SECOND WAS ONLY
19 YEARS OLD, A DEVOUT
MUSLIM, DETERMINED TO
PROVE HIMSELF.
HIS GOAL WAS TO CONQUER
THE STRATEGIC BRIDGE
BETWEEN EUROPE AND ASIA,
AND MAKE CONSTANTINOPLE
HIS NEW CAPITAL.
>>HE WAS A FOLLOWER OF
SHAR’IA LAW, VERY
DEFINITELY.
IT WAS ULTIMATELY A
RELIGIOUS DRIVE, WHICH
URGED HIM ON TO CONQUER
THE CITY.
>>Gordon: IN THE SPRING
OF 1453, MEMET WROTE TO
HIS RIVAL, THE BIZANTINE
EMPEROR, CON CONSTANTEIN THE
11th.
HE REFIEWSTLED.
REFUSED.
IT IS CLEAR YOU DESIRE WAR
MORE THAN PEACE, I TURN
NOW TO GOD.
CLOSING THE GATES OF MY
CAPITAL, I WILL DEFEND MY
PEOPLE TO THE LAST DROP OF
BLOOD.
ON APRIL 6th, THE THE
OTTOMANS BEGAN TO
BOMBARDIER THE CITY WALLS.
THE BIZANTINE ARMY WAS
OUTNUMBERED 10 TO ONE.
WITH EACH PASSING DAY,
PANIC GREW IN THE CITY.
THE SEED OF CONSTANTINOPLE
HAD BEGUN.
IN SPIED SPITIN SPITE OF THE CONSTANT
ATTACK, THE BIZANTINES
STILL THOUGHT THEY WOULD
WIN, UNTIL THEY SAW A
SERIES OF BAD OMENS.
AN OLD BIZANTINE PROPHECY
SAID AS LONG AS THE MOON
WAS IN THE SKY, THE CITY
WOULD NOT FALL.
BUT ON MAY 22nd, A LUNAR
ECLIPSE DARKENED THE MOON
OVER CONSTANTINOPLE.
THE NEXT NIGHT BROUGHT A
FURIOUS STORM, WITH
THUNDER AND LIGHTNING.
AND THEN A CHANGE GHOSTLY
LIGHT SURROUNDED THE DOME
OF THE HAGIA SOPHIA.
SOME WITNESSES SAID IT WAS
A SIGN OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
DEPARTING FROM THE
CATHEDRAL.
AS THE TURKS CLOSED IN ON
THE CITY, HUNDREDS OF
REFUGEES FLED TO THE
CHURCH FOR SAFETY.
ON MAY 28, PRIESTS BEGAN
THE LAST CHRISTIAN SERVICE
THAT WOULD EVER BE HELD
THERE.
JUST BEFORE MIDNIGHT,
EMPEROR CONSTANTEIN
ARRIVED AND SAID HIS FINAL
PRAYER AND RETURNED TO HIS
POST.
WHILE THE EMPEROR PRAYED,
THE SULTAN ORDERED THE
FINAL ATTACK.
AND BY SUNRISE, THE CITY’S
FAMOUS DOUBLE WALLS HAD
BEEN BREESMED.
BREACHED.
ADVISORS URGED THE EMPEROR
TO ESCAPE, BUT CONSTANTIEN
REFUSED.
I CANNOT LEAVE THE
CHURCHES IN SUCH A PLIGHT.
WHAT WOULD THE WORLD SAY
ABOUT ME.
I AM RESOLVED TO DIE HER
WITH YOU.
HHEREWITH YOU.
HE LED HIS TEAM IN A FINAL
ASSAULT, AND HE WAS NEVER
SEEN AGAIN.
BY THE END OF THE DAY,
THEY HAD TAKEN
CONSTANTINOPLE, AND AS A
REWARD, MEMET GAVE HIS
SOLDIERS THE RUN OF THE
CITY.
>>Wendy: UP NEXT, HOW
THE MUSLIM ARMY SACKED
CONSTANTINOPLE AND
DESTROYED ITS CHRISTIAN
HISTORY.
>>Wendy: WELCOME BACK.
THE FALL OF CONSTANTINOPLE
MARKED THE END OF THE
ARMY.
BUT THEY THOUGHT TO ERASE
EVERY TRACE OF THE FAITH.
AND AS GORDON ROBERTSON
TELLS US, THERE IS A
MUSLIM PROPHECY THAT
PREDICTS IT WILL HAPPEN
AGAIN.
>>MEMET LIMITED THE
LOOTING OF HIS MEN TO ONLY
THREE DAYS.
SO THEY HAD TO WORK HARD
IN TERMS OF THEIR PILLAGE,
AND THEY DID.
>>Gordon: HERE IN THE
HAGIA SOPHIA, HUNDREDS OF
CHRISTIANS WERE HIDING.
AND THE CHURCH, WHICH WAS
ONCE A PLACE OF
RESEARCHINGREFUGE WASNOW A SEEN OF UNSPEAK
ABLE
HORROR.
MOST WERE TIED TOGETHER,
WHILE SOLDIERS RAPED THE
YOUNG WOMEN AND MEN.
SOME OF THE NUNS RAN AWAY,
PREFERRING MARTYRDOME TO
RAPE.
THEN WITHOUT WARNING,
MEMET CALLED AN EARLY END
TO THE LOOTING AND ENTERED
THE CITY.
THE SULTAN ROAD INTO
SCONCCONSTANTINOPLE THROUGH
THIS GATE, AND PROCLAIMED
HIMSELF THE NEW CAESAR.
HE CHANGED THE NAME TO
CONSTANTINOPLE.
>>THE FIRST THING HE DID
AFTER
CONQUERING
CONSTANTINOPLE WAS TO GO
TO HAGIA SOPHIA AND TO
TAKE AN AX AND BREAK DOWN
THE CHRISTIAN ALTER THERE,
TO PROVE THAT ANOTHER
FAITH HAD
NOW TAKEN OVER.
>>Gordon: MEMET
DECLARED THAT THE BUILDING
WAS NOW A MOSQUE, AND HIS
IMAM CITED AN ISLAMIC OATH
CALLED THE “SHIHATAH.”
AND THERE IS NO GOD BY
ALLAH, AND MUHAMMAD IS HIS
PROPHET.
THEY COVERED THE PRICELESS
MOSAICS WITH PLASTER,
ERASING NEARLY A THOUSAND
YEARS OF CHRISTIAN
HISTORY.
THE HAGIA SOPHIA REMAINED
THE RELIGIOUS CENTER OF
ISTANBUL, UNTIL THE
OTTOMAN EMPIRE WAS
REPLACED BY THE NEW
REPUBLIC OF TURKEY.
IN 1935, THE MOSQUE WAS
TURNED INTO A MUSICIAN.
AN ORDER FROM TURKEY’S
FIRST PRESIDENT, MUSTAFA
GUMAL.
>>HE WANTED TO BRING
TURKEY, KICKING AND
SCREAMING, INTO THE 20th
CENTURY.
AND FOR THAT, HE WANTED TO
SECULARIZE THE STATE.
>>NEW RENOVATIONS
REVEALED THE HIDDEN
MOSAICS UNDER THE PLASTER,
THE VIRGIN AND CHILD.
THE ARC ANGEL, GABRIEL,
AND THE FAMOUS IMAGE OF
CHRIST, DESIGNED TO SHOW
HIS COMPASSION FOR
HUMANITY.
IN 2009, THE FACE OF ONE
OF THE CATHEDRAL’S FOUR
SERAFIMS WAS UNVEILED TO
THE PUBLIC, FOR THE FIRST
TIME IN HUNDREDS OF YEARS.
BU
T
DOZENS
OF CHRISTIAN
MOSAICS ARE STILL HIDDEN
BY ISLAMIC CALLIGRAPHY.
>>LOOK WHAT HAPPENED WHEN
CONSTANTINOPLE FELL?
THIS WAS THE CORK IN THE
BOTTLE OF ISLAMIC
EXPANSION.
THEY WANTED TO REMOVE THE
CORK BECAUSE, HEY, THEY’RE
AFTER CONQUERING EUROPE.
>>Gordon: 500 YEARS
LATER, THE ISLAMIC GOAL OF
CONQUERING EUROPE IS STILL
ALIVE, THANKS TO A
WELL-KNOWN MUSLIM
PROPHECY.
>>THERE IS A PASSAGE IN
THE HOLY QURAN THAT HAS
MUHAMMAD CLAIMING INDEED
WILL BE AN ATTACK ON THE
TWO CHRISTIAN CAPITALS.
CONSTANTINOPLE WILL FALL
FIRST, AND HE HOPES THAT
ROME IN THE WEST WILL ALSO
FALL.
>>Gordon:
CONSTANTINOPLE FELL IN
1453, AND TODAY SOME
MUSLIMS SAY IT IS TIME TO
FULFILL THE SECOND HALF OF
THE PROPHECY AND CONQUER
ROME.
NOT WITH THE SWORD, BUT
WITH CON QERGS.
CONVERSION.
>>EXPANSIONISM HAS ALWAYS
BEEN PART OF ISLAM.
THEY WANT TO CONQUER THE
WORLD, AS WITNESSED BY SO
MANY OF THEIR FLAGS, NOT
JUST THE TURKISH FLAG WITH
THE CRESCENT AND MOON AND
THE STARS, SYMBOLIZING THE
UNIVERSE, MEANING ISLAM
WILL CONQUER THE UNIVERSE.
THERE YOU HAVE IT
ADVERTISED.
THAT IS THEIR GOAL.
>>Wendy: INTERESTING,
BUT AS CHRISTIANS, WE KNOW
WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS AND
WHO WINS IN THE END.
YOU CAN HELP YOUR FAMILY
AND FRIENDS LEARN ABOUT
THIS IMPORTANT STORY IN
HISTORY.
SIMPLY LOG ON TO
cbnnews.com, AND SHARE IT
ON YOUR Facebook PAGE.
WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK.
>>Wendy: CBN’S
“SUPERBOOK” IS GAINING IN
POPULARITY THROUGHOUT
ASIA.
THE ANIMATED BIBLE SERIES
RECENTLY WAS PRESENTED AT
A POPULAR CHINESE BOOK
FAIR IN HONG KONG.
OUR LUCILLE TALUSAN HAS
THE STORY.
>>Reporter: EACH YEAR
NEARLY A MILLION PEOPLE
FLOCK TO THE HONG KONG
BOOK FAIR.
HERE BOOK-LOVERS LINE UP
TO GET DISCOUNTS IN THE
PACKED CONVENTION CENTER.
IT IS ALSO A VENUE WHERE
NEW PRODUCTS ARE BEING
PROMOTED.
LIKE THESE D.V.D.s OF
THE ANIMATED BIBLE STORIES
OF “SUPERBOOK.”
THEY’RE NOW AVAILABLE IN
THE CANTONESE AND MANDARIN
LANGUAGES.
ALTHOUGH “SUPERBOOK” ONLY
HAD A SHORT TINT ON HONG
KONG TELEVISION LAST YEAR,
IT HAS GAINED FANS.
THE MANAGER SAYS SOME
SUPER FANS WERE DELIGHTED
TO SEE “SUPERBOOK” IN THE
BOOK FAIR.
>>THE PARENTS SAY IT HAS
A MESSAGE.
THEY SAY, I FOUND
“SUPERBOOK” HERE.
THE MOST IMPORTANT POINT
IS WE HAVE IT HERE.
IT IS A GROUP MORAL
EDUCATION.
>>Reporter: THERE IS A
MAGNET HERE IN THE BIGGEST
BOOK FAIR IN HONG KONG.
MORE AND MORE OF THEIR
CHILDREN AND PARENTS ARE
GETTING ATTRACTED TO THE
ANIMATED SHOW.
THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR
“SUPERBOOK” TO BE MORE
POPULAR AND FOR THE
CHILDREN TO LEARN MORE
BIBLE STORIES.
>>HOPEFULLY MY DAUGHTER
WILL GO TO CHURCH, BE A
CHRISTIAN, TOO, BUT I
CANNOT CONTROL HER.
THEN I WANT HER TO SEE AND
HAVE IN HER MIND CAN HAVE
SOME MINDSET FOR THE
BIBLE.
>>Reporter: THIS
COUNSELLOR USED
“SUPERBOOK” IN AN ACADEMIC
EXPERIMENT AMONG HER
STUDENTS WHO LACKED
SELF-CONFIDENCE.
SHE LET HER STUDENTS WATCH
“SUPERBOOK” DURING LUNCH
TIME.
>>THEY FINISHED ALL OF
THEIR ASSIGNMENTS.
>>Reporter: FONG
BELIEVES BIBLICAL
MATERIALS LIKE “SUPERBOOK”
ARE PACK OKAYED IN A WAY
THAT ATTRACTS KIDS AND
HELPS THEM TO MAKE
POSITIVE CHOICES WHEN THEY
GROW UP.
>>HONG KONG IS TOO MUCH
FOCUSED ON MONEY.
THE FUTURE, FOR MOST OF
THE PARENTS, ARE LOOKING
FOR WHEN THEIR CHILDREN
GROW UP.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT.
I THINK THIS ANIMATION CAN
HELP SHOW THEM THERE IS A
BETTER WAY, THAT YOU CAN
LOOK FORWARD TO.
>>Reporter: LUCILLE
TALUSAN, CBN NEWS, HONG
KONG.
>>Wendy: THANKS,
LUCILLE.
SOME SAD NEWS TO REPORT,
TIM LAHAYE, PASTOR AND
CO-AUTHOR OF THE FAMOUS
“LEFT BEHIND” BOOK SERIES
HAS DIED AT THE AGE OF 90.
HE PASSED AWAY IN SAN
DIEGO JUST DAYS AFTER
SUFFERING A STROKE.
LAHAYE MINISTERED IN THE
PULPIT, IN BOOKS, AND IN
THE POLITICAL SPHERE FOR
70 YEARS.
“TIME MAGAZINE” NAMED HIM
ONE OF THE TOP 25 MOST
INFLUENTIAL EVANGELICALS
IN AMERICA IN 2005.
THANKS FOR JOINING US THIS
WEEK.
FROM ALL OF US

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  1. You're making up stories. There are no evidence that Sultan Mehmet's soldiers raped women in the fallen Constanstinople.

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