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November 5, 2020
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Will Graham goes behind the scenes of the film “Unbroken: Path to Redemption” as he portrays his grandfather Billy Graham. He also investigates Billy Graham’s crisis of faith just before those 1949 events that took place under circus tents known as the “Canvas Cathedral.”

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  • (Voice-over)Launched into the nationalspotlight in 1949,
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  • Billy Graham wasknown for
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  • preaching withauthority and passion.
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  • I believe this sincerelyfrom the depths of my heart.
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  • (Voice-over)But he wasn't alwaysso confident and full of faith.
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  • (Graham)I began to thinkmaybe this Bible
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  • isn't as authoritativeas I thought it was
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  • and I remember
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  • how disturbed I was.
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  • (Voice-over)Billy's grandson, Will Graham,
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  • investigates his grandfather'scrisis of faith.
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  • (Will Graham)It was like an internal war
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  • going on inside of his heart.
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  • He was being ripped apart.
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  • (Director)All right, very quiet, guys.
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  • Let's roll sound.
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  • (Voice-over)Take a journey behind the scenesof a Hollywood feature film.
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  • (Director)Action!
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  • And when youstand before God...
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  • (Voice-over)Discover the unexpected outcome
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  • of Billy Graham'scrisis of faith.
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  • Have you trustedChrist Jesus as savior?
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  • (Voice-over)And explorea life-changing decision
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  • that every believermust face.
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  • It's a privilege to preach
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  • the living word of God
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  • around the globe,
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  • and now God is alsousing my son, Will Graham,
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  • to preach the gospelin many places
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  • to anotheryounger generation.
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  • Recently he made a trip
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  • to California
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  • on an unusual journey
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  • in the footsteps of my father,his grandfather, Billy Graham.
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  • (Director)All right, here we go, guys.
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  • (Will Graham)I'm Will Graham.
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  • I have a great privilege
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  • of playing the role
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  • of my grandfather
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  • in the movie,Unbroken: Path to Redemption.
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  • (Director)That's good.
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  • And they're gonna getkicked up.
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  • (Will Graham)This'll be the tent thatI'm gonna be preaching in,
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  • playing my grandfather,Dr. Billy Graham.
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  • Hey, how're youdoing, buddy?
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  • How are you,sir?
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  • Looking forward toworking with you, man.
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  • Thank you.
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  • (Will Graham) I thinkthe first time I realized
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  • that my grandfatherwas different (chuckles)
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  • I was in kindergarten.
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  • My teacher came up and puther hands on my shoulders
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  • and was talkingabout me to anotherteacher and said,
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  • "This is Will Graham.
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  • "This is Billy Graham'sgrandson."
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  • I think, "How dothey know whomy grandfather was?"
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  • You know,I love my grandfather,
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  • and what I loveabout the story
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  • of this movie,
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  • it lifts up the nameof Jesus Christ.
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  • It shows howJesus Christ can change
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  • a broken life.
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  • I didn't go looking for it.
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  • I was just mindingmy own business
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  • when I got a phone callone day and he said,
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  • "Will, we wouldwant you to play
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  • "the part ofyour grandfather."
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  • You know,and I started thinking,
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  • I'm not an actor, you know,I'm a preacher.
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  • I'm on camera.
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  • Hi, Will!
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  • How are you?
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  • The plan is to worka little bit this morning
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  • and then go to set.
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  • So I'm going to hang outwith you on set
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  • if that's okay with you.
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  • That'd be good.
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  • Sort of point outwhat's going on.
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  • (Will Graham)It's nerve wracking.
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  • I mean, plain and simple,
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  • it's nerve wrack...just because it's,
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  • and everyone'sgone out of their way
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  • to make mefeel comfortable
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  • and they've been funto work with...
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  • It's just, it's a littlebit out of my element.
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  • It's really,it's almost like,
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  • it's almost like this.
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  • (Becka)It's more than justmemorizing the words.
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  • It's really embodying
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  • without imitatinghis grandfather.
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  • We'll see, you may notget another phone call
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  • because of my acting,I don't know.
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  • No, I doubt that.
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  • (Will Graham)She was telling me aboutwhat happens on set,
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  • commands and stuff like that,
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  • what to expectfrom that standpoint.
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  • This is the part I don't know,
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  • I haven't been a part of,is this stuff.
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  • This is a major movie production
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  • about the true life storyof Louis Zamperini.
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  • (Director)And action!
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  • (Will Graham)Now I've heard aboutLouis Zamperini
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  • from my grandfatherand his ministry...
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  • but not much in detail.
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  • You know,way before my time.
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  • I didn't really pay attention'til the book called Unbroken.
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  • (Woman) I'm pregnant!
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  • (Man) What?
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  • (Director) And cut!
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  • (Will Graham)I'm reading this book,this is unbelievable.
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  • And I was justcaptivated by it!
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  • (Director)Cut! Moving on.
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  • (Voice-over)War hero Louis Zamperiniand evangelist Billy Graham
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  • would cross pathsat a massive tent meeting
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  • in Los Angeles,California.
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  • But just months before that,both were in crisis.
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  • Struggling withdeep personal issues,
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  • they were each on the vergeof making decisions
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  • that would change the courseof their lives forever.
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  • Before Billy ever feltthe glaring spotlight
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  • of that 1949 Los Angelescrusade,
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  • he wrestled privatelywith a spiritual battle
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  • that weighedheavy on his heart.
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  • The story unfolds in severalkey California locations.
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  • (Will Graham)I'm here in the mountainsof California
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  • outside of Los Angeles
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  • in a little communitycalled Forest Home.
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  • Forest Home's a Christian camp
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  • and my grandfather would visit
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  • this place in August
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  • of 1949.
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  • There are some things hereI want to share with you
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  • that are so importantthey would play
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  • an influential rolein the 1949 crusade.
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  • Matter of fact,if they didn't take place,
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  • I don't think you would evenknow who Billy Graham was.
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  • (Graham)When I arrived in California,
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  • I was invited to speak at
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  • Forest Home,which is up
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  • in the mountainsabout five thousand feet up.
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  • (Will Graham)When my grandfathergot this invitation
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  • he was real nervousto go to it.
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  • He felt like he was small,
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  • inadequate.
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  • There was all thesegreat theologians,
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  • all these great intellectuals.
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  • (Graham)There were a group of Princetontheological students there
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  • and some theological students
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  • from other liberal seminaries,
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  • but there were one or twothat I admired very much.
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  • (Will Graham)He wasn't a well-knownevangelist at that time.
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  • And he really felt
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  • intimidatedby these men.
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  • So here were
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  • theologically trained people
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  • and evangelicals that
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  • really knew where they stood
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  • biblically, and as friends,
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  • they were meeting andinteracting with Billy.
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  • (Voice-over)Although Billy had graduated
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  • from Wheaton College,
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  • he was uncertain aboutpursuing further education
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  • and also strugglingwith whether to
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  • continue preachingat all.
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  • At the time,
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  • he was serving asa college president,
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  • traveling full-timewith Youth for Christ,
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  • and also starting his ownevangelistic events.
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  • However, a recent event inAltoona, Pennsylvania
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  • had not gone as expected,
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  • leaving Billy discouragedand confused.
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  • (Will Graham)There was a lotof bickering,
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  • a lot of fighting.Very low attendance.
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  • They saw peoplecome to know Christ,
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  • but at least
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  • in my grandfather'seyes,
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  • it was just, he saidit was just a flop.
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  • So now he isquestioning himself
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  • whether he should evenbe an evangelist.
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  • All this was the baggagethat he brought,
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  • and it was allweighing down on him.
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  • (Voice-over)While he was at Forest Home,
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  • Billy's doubts would convergein a disturbing crisis of faith.
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  • One of the colleagueshe'd traveled the world with
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  • challenged Billy's faithin the scriptures.
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  • (Franklin Graham)There was this debate going on
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  • that began toquestion scripture
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  • and questioning why my fatherbelieved in the Bible
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  • to be the holy inspiredword of God.
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  • (Will Graham)One of his friends, he said,
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  • "Billy, what you believeabout the Bible
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  • "and how you preach the Bibleit's outdated.
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  • "No one believes that anymore.
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  • "It was written by man;you can't trust it."
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  • (Vonette Bright)His friend decidedhe did not believe
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  • in the divine inspirationof scripture,
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  • and he felt that Billy wasgoing the wrong direction.
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  • (Graham)Their arguments were
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  • that you couldn't reallytrust the scriptures
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  • and I remember howdisturbed I was by that
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  • because I'd alwaysbelieved in the Bible.
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  • (Voice-over)This wasn't the first timeBilly had been confronted
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  • by his friends'changing theology.
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  • Their ongoing discussionshad led him to begin
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  • an intensive studyon the question:
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  • "Could the entire Biblebe trusted
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  • "as the divinely inspiredword of God?"
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  • He had reachedhis crisis of faith.
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  • (Will Graham)He would studyother theologians.
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  • He was reading the Bible
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  • to see how Jesuslooked at the word of God.
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  • Jesus is quotingthe Old Testament.
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  • Even the hardest thingsto believe,
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  • Jesus said they were true.
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  • They had been talkingabout this
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  • and so he'd beenstudying and studying.
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  • (Voice-over)As time at Forest Home wore on
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  • Billy Graham's heart becameeven more burdened.
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  • He had to have an answer.
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  • If he could nottrust the Bible
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  • as the authoritativeand living word of God,
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  • he could not go on
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  • and he would have to leavethe ministry of evangelism.
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  • He was devastated.
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  • (Will Graham)This is where he wouldstruggle and wrestle
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  • with those problemsall night long
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  • to the point wherehe couldn't even sleep.
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  • So one nightwhen he couldn't sleep
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  • he didn't know what to dohe just went out to take a walk.
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  • He walked down the pathand found a tree stump.
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  • (Graham)There was a stump where a treehad been cut down or had fallen
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  • and I laid the Bible on itand I said,
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  • "Lord, I don't understandthis book.
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  • "There are many thingsin the Bible I don't understand.
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  • "There are things
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  • "I cannot put together,
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  • "but I accept this
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  • "as Your word by faith.
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  • "This is Your revelation to man,
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  • "and I accept it by faith."
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  • (Voice-over)Billy later wrote
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  • that his eyesstung with tears
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  • and he sensed the presenceand power of God
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  • as he hadn't sensed itin months.
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  • Not all of his questionswere answered,
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  • but it was a crucialturning point.
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  • By faith he hadaccepted the Bible
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  • as the fully inspired,
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  • living word of God.
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  • (Will Graham)He said, "Immediately,the war was over."
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  • He went backand he slept.
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  • (Franklin Graham)He said, "But I'm justgoing to believe it."
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  • And it changed,really, the directionof his life.
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  • (Graham)I went back with a great
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  • sense of peacein my heart.
  • 00:10:00.756 --> 00:10:02.158
  • It has given me
  • 00:10:03.259 --> 00:10:04.293
  • an authority in my preaching
  • 00:10:04.293 --> 00:10:05.428
  • that I never had before
  • 00:10:05.428 --> 00:10:06.595
  • and it was very interesting
  • 00:10:06.595 --> 00:10:07.630
  • that that was in August,
  • 00:10:07.630 --> 00:10:08.731
  • and we had planneda crusade in Los Angeles
  • 00:10:09.799 --> 00:10:13.069
  • to begin in September.
  • 00:10:13.069 --> 00:10:15.037
  • (Film Announcer)At the corner of Washingtonand Hill Streets
  • 00:10:16.472 --> 00:10:18.741
  • in the city of Los Angeles,
  • 00:10:18.741 --> 00:10:20.176
  • the largest tent ever erectedfor a revival meeting
  • 00:10:20.176 --> 00:10:23.212
  • is now complete and is calledthe Canvas Cathedral.
  • 00:10:23.212 --> 00:10:26.649
  • (Voice-over) Coming up...
  • 00:10:30.586 --> 00:10:31.754
  • The West Coast Crusade
  • 00:10:31.754 --> 00:10:32.855
  • creates more unexpected
  • 00:10:32.855 --> 00:10:34.156
  • challenges for Billy Graham.
  • 00:10:34.156 --> 00:10:35.725
  • He said, "But I've run outof sermons.
  • 00:10:36.992 --> 00:10:38.427
  • "I have no othersermon to preach!"
  • 00:10:38.427 --> 00:10:39.862
  • (Voice-over)The meetings surprise someand shock others.
  • 00:10:39.862 --> 00:10:42.965
  • He was so uniquein what he was doing.
  • 00:10:43.866 --> 00:10:45.634
  • People hadn't seenanything like this.
  • 00:10:45.634 --> 00:10:47.903
  • It was unbelievable.
  • 00:10:48.437 --> 00:10:49.438
  • (Voice-over)Those eventscontinue to impact
  • 00:10:50.506 --> 00:10:51.807
  • a Hollywood movie setdecades later.
  • 00:10:51.807 --> 00:10:54.110
  • (Director)And action!
  • 00:10:54.110 --> 00:10:55.745
  • When you stand before Godon that great judgment day...
  • 00:10:55.745 --> 00:10:58.013
  • (Voice-over)The stories born underthe Canvas Cathedral
  • 00:11:03.953 --> 00:11:06.255
  • include the journeyof Louis Zamperini,
  • 00:11:06.255 --> 00:11:08.491
  • whose life inspiredthe book Unbroken
  • 00:11:08.491 --> 00:11:10.693
  • and a feature film.
  • 00:11:10.693 --> 00:11:12.361
  • This double featureDVD
  • 00:11:12.361 --> 00:11:14.230
  • includes Zamperini's
  • 00:11:14.230 --> 00:11:15.598
  • complete life story
  • 00:11:15.598 --> 00:11:16.766
  • along with this
  • 00:11:16.766 --> 00:11:17.867
  • Canvas Cathedral program.
  • 00:11:17.867 --> 00:11:19.268
  • You can receive your DVD
  • 00:11:19.268 --> 00:11:21.003
  • as a thank you gift
  • 00:11:21.003 --> 00:11:22.238
  • for your financial support.
  • 00:11:22.238 --> 00:11:23.572
  • Go to BillyGrahamTV.com
  • 00:11:23.572 --> 00:11:25.508
  • or call now.
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  • (Graham)Our job is to makethe impact of Christ
  • 00:11:29.145 --> 00:11:32.348
  • felt at everyphase of life.
  • 00:11:32.348 --> 00:11:34.817
  • We have chaplainspraying with people,
  • 00:11:35.785 --> 00:11:38.521
  • counseling peopleto let people know
  • 00:11:38.521 --> 00:11:40.189
  • that God loves them.
  • 00:11:40.189 --> 00:11:41.423
  • We've got more opportunitytoday than we've ever had
  • 00:11:42.558 --> 00:11:44.860
  • to reach a lostand dying world
  • 00:11:44.860 --> 00:11:47.096
  • with the truth of God's love.
  • 00:11:47.096 --> 00:11:48.931
  • We've got an opportunity
  • 00:11:49.799 --> 00:11:51.133
  • to tell othersabout Jesus Christ.
  • 00:11:51.133 --> 00:11:53.269
  • We need to take a stand!
  • 00:11:54.136 --> 00:11:55.938
  • And it all begins with you!
  • 00:11:57.006 --> 00:11:59.475
  • (Voice-over)Although Billy Graham hadnow accepted by faith
  • 00:12:10.719 --> 00:12:13.889
  • that the scriptureswere God's inspired word,
  • 00:12:13.889 --> 00:12:16.926
  • he could have no ideawhat God had in store
  • 00:12:16.926 --> 00:12:19.929
  • at his very next crusade
  • 00:12:19.929 --> 00:12:21.697
  • near the intersectionof Washington and Hill Street.
  • 00:12:21.697 --> 00:12:24.667
  • (Billy Graham preaching)The scripture says
  • 00:12:26.435 --> 00:12:27.803
  • in Second Corinthians
  • 00:12:27.803 --> 00:12:29.104
  • that He was made
  • 00:12:29.104 --> 00:12:30.739
  • sin for us whoknew no sin.
  • 00:12:30.739 --> 00:12:33.175
  • I had this tremendousbackground
  • 00:12:33.976 --> 00:12:35.511
  • in which I hadexperienced
  • 00:12:35.511 --> 00:12:36.812
  • the authorityof the scriptures,
  • 00:12:36.812 --> 00:12:38.614
  • and I went there andquoted the scriptures.
  • 00:12:38.614 --> 00:12:41.150
  • I'll never understandthat verse of scripture
  • 00:12:42.151 --> 00:12:43.986
  • that saysHe was made sin
  • 00:12:43.986 --> 00:12:47.122
  • but in thatawful hour
  • 00:12:47.122 --> 00:12:48.490
  • when Godturned His back,
  • 00:12:48.490 --> 00:12:50.459
  • the Lord Jesus Christbore my sins!
  • 00:12:50.459 --> 00:12:53.662
  • Obviously,he believed
  • 00:12:54.797 --> 00:12:55.931
  • every wordhe was saying,
  • 00:12:55.931 --> 00:12:57.199
  • and he was saying itwith passion.
  • 00:12:57.199 --> 00:12:58.734
  • I remember I used toprepare my sermons
  • 00:12:59.668 --> 00:13:01.103
  • by getting a little outline
  • 00:13:01.103 --> 00:13:02.271
  • and then tearing up a Bible
  • 00:13:02.271 --> 00:13:03.539
  • and pasting them
  • 00:13:03.539 --> 00:13:05.040
  • under those different points,
  • 00:13:05.040 --> 00:13:06.909
  • and I just kept
  • 00:13:06.909 --> 00:13:07.943
  • quoting the scriptures,
  • 00:13:07.943 --> 00:13:08.878
  • and saying"The Bible says,"
  • 00:13:08.878 --> 00:13:10.279
  • and it had its ownbuilt-in power,
  • 00:13:10.279 --> 00:13:12.147
  • and God honored it.
  • 00:13:12.147 --> 00:13:13.382
  • I remember the thingthat impressed me most,
  • 00:13:14.483 --> 00:13:16.318
  • that he wouldpound the pulpit
  • 00:13:16.318 --> 00:13:18.854
  • and say,"The Bible says!"
  • 00:13:18.854 --> 00:13:20.456
  • "The Bible says!"
  • 00:13:20.456 --> 00:13:22.358
  • And you couldn't argue
  • 00:13:22.358 --> 00:13:23.559
  • with him reading the scripturejust as it was.
  • 00:13:23.559 --> 00:13:25.761
  • It was powerful.
  • 00:13:25.761 --> 00:13:27.863
  • (Voice-over)As the scheduled endingapproached,
  • 00:13:29.098 --> 00:13:30.900
  • the choir andcounselors were tired,
  • 00:13:30.900 --> 00:13:33.035
  • and some committee members
  • 00:13:33.035 --> 00:13:34.336
  • thought the crusadeshould end as planned.
  • 00:13:34.336 --> 00:13:36.438
  • Others felt it shouldkeep going.
  • 00:13:36.438 --> 00:13:38.540
  • Billy and the teamwere unsure of what to do,
  • 00:13:38.540 --> 00:13:41.443
  • so they sought the Lord witha very specific request.
  • 00:13:41.443 --> 00:13:44.613
  • (Graham)Cliff and I got togetherand prayed and we asked God
  • 00:13:45.948 --> 00:13:48.684
  • for a sign.
  • 00:13:48.684 --> 00:13:49.852
  • If something happenedthat would give us a sign
  • 00:13:49.852 --> 00:13:53.155
  • that we should continuefor another week.
  • 00:13:53.155 --> 00:13:54.857
  • And so, at that time,
  • 00:13:55.691 --> 00:13:57.059
  • Stuart Hamblen,
  • 00:13:57.059 --> 00:13:58.127
  • who was the number one
  • 00:13:58.127 --> 00:13:59.194
  • radio personality
  • 00:13:59.194 --> 00:14:00.229
  • on the West Coast
  • 00:14:00.229 --> 00:14:01.163
  • was converted.
  • 00:14:01.163 --> 00:14:02.031
  • (Will Graham)Everybody in town had heard
  • 00:14:02.998 --> 00:14:04.166
  • that Stuart Hamblenhad come to know Christ
  • 00:14:04.166 --> 00:14:05.968
  • and it was a radical
  • 00:14:05.968 --> 00:14:07.169
  • transformation.
  • 00:14:07.169 --> 00:14:08.237
  • Within a few dayshe continued his radio program.
  • 00:14:08.237 --> 00:14:10.239
  • He said,"I'm not drinking anymore.
  • 00:14:10.239 --> 00:14:12.641
  • "I'm not gonna smoke anymore."
  • 00:14:12.641 --> 00:14:13.876
  • But these wereall his sponsors,
  • 00:14:13.876 --> 00:14:15.010
  • and he had a dilemma,you know?
  • 00:14:15.811 --> 00:14:17.980
  • What do you dowith your sponsors?
  • 00:14:17.980 --> 00:14:19.248
  • He said, "Well, guys, uh,usually I tell you
  • 00:14:19.248 --> 00:14:21.684
  • "go drink this stuffbut I don't drink it anymore,"
  • 00:14:21.684 --> 00:14:23.519
  • and "Go smoke this andI'm not gonna smoke it anymore."
  • 00:14:23.519 --> 00:14:25.554
  • He was doing this on the radio.
  • 00:14:25.554 --> 00:14:27.122
  • I mean, he was kind of,
  • 00:14:27.122 --> 00:14:28.057
  • in a sense,
  • 00:14:28.057 --> 00:14:28.691
  • slapping his own sponsors.
  • 00:14:28.691 --> 00:14:30.492
  • (Voice-over)People were talking aboutStuart Hamblen's transformation
  • 00:14:30.492 --> 00:14:33.762
  • all over the West Coast.
  • 00:14:33.762 --> 00:14:35.731
  • Billy felt stronglyhe had his answer...
  • 00:14:35.731 --> 00:14:38.233
  • to extend the meetings
  • 00:14:38.233 --> 00:14:39.601
  • for those who were justhearing about the events.
  • 00:14:39.601 --> 00:14:42.071
  • The crowds began to swell
  • 00:14:42.071 --> 00:14:43.839
  • and seating was expanded.
  • 00:14:43.839 --> 00:14:45.407
  • As Billy continued to preach
  • 00:14:45.407 --> 00:14:47.309
  • from the living word of God,
  • 00:14:47.309 --> 00:14:49.011
  • its power resonated with people
  • 00:14:49.011 --> 00:14:51.046
  • from all walks of life.
  • 00:14:51.046 --> 00:14:52.815
  • Even Billy would be surprised
  • 00:14:52.815 --> 00:14:54.717
  • at who would show up.
  • 00:14:54.717 --> 00:14:56.552
  • Jim Vaus was a manwho was in organized crime.
  • 00:15:00.556 --> 00:15:03.625
  • He worked for Mickey Cohen,the mobster of L.A.,
  • 00:15:03.625 --> 00:15:06.295
  • and he was a wiretapper.
  • 00:15:06.295 --> 00:15:07.830
  • (Will Vaus)My father's rolein Mickey's life
  • 00:15:11.367 --> 00:15:13.736
  • was providing electronic
  • 00:15:13.736 --> 00:15:15.771
  • surveillance and protection.
  • 00:15:15.771 --> 00:15:17.373
  • So this is my father herewith Mickey Cohen.
  • 00:15:18.374 --> 00:15:20.709
  • My father has someof his electronic equipment,
  • 00:15:20.709 --> 00:15:23.345
  • Of course, Mickey laterbecame the inspiration
  • 00:15:24.313 --> 00:15:26.849
  • for the movie,The Godfather.
  • 00:15:26.849 --> 00:15:28.550
  • My father said,"Why don't we go in
  • 00:15:29.618 --> 00:15:32.121
  • "and listen tothis Graham character
  • 00:15:32.121 --> 00:15:34.023
  • "and see what this isall about?"
  • 00:15:34.023 --> 00:15:35.691
  • He was flabbergastedat the number of people there.
  • 00:15:36.792 --> 00:15:39.528
  • Full to overflowing.
  • 00:15:39.528 --> 00:15:41.597
  • He had never seenanything quite like this.
  • 00:15:42.598 --> 00:15:45.000
  • Jesus said the only way to
  • 00:15:46.001 --> 00:15:47.903
  • heaven is by the new birth.
  • 00:15:47.903 --> 00:15:49.571
  • Well, what do you mean
  • 00:15:49.571 --> 00:15:50.773
  • by the new birth? You say.
  • 00:15:50.773 --> 00:15:51.807
  • (Will Vaus)He kind of observedthe whole crowd
  • 00:15:52.908 --> 00:15:55.310
  • and he tried to findeverything wrong that he could,
  • 00:15:55.310 --> 00:15:58.747
  • but when Mr. Grahamstood up to speak,
  • 00:15:58.747 --> 00:16:01.917
  • he really couldn't findanything wrong with it.
  • 00:16:01.917 --> 00:16:05.187
  • Well, the Bible teachesfirst of all
  • 00:16:06.021 --> 00:16:07.556
  • that you're a sinner.
  • 00:16:07.556 --> 00:16:08.690
  • Every personin this tent tonight
  • 00:16:09.491 --> 00:16:11.193
  • has broken the lawsof Almighty God!
  • 00:16:11.193 --> 00:16:13.996
  • (Will Vaus)Mr. Graham had alreadyfinished with the invitation
  • 00:16:13.996 --> 00:16:17.466
  • but he came backto the microphone
  • 00:16:17.466 --> 00:16:19.435
  • and he said, "I've had a sensethis whole evening
  • 00:16:19.435 --> 00:16:23.072
  • "that there's a manin this audience tonight
  • 00:16:23.072 --> 00:16:25.140
  • "who's heard this messagemany times before
  • 00:16:25.140 --> 00:16:27.576
  • "but he's nevergiven his life to Christ,
  • 00:16:27.576 --> 00:16:29.845
  • "and this may behis last opportunity."
  • 00:16:29.845 --> 00:16:32.781
  • And at that moment
  • 00:16:33.782 --> 00:16:36.185
  • my father knew thatGod was speaking to him.
  • 00:16:36.185 --> 00:16:39.321
  • (Jim Vaus)It was nine years ago
  • 00:16:41.790 --> 00:16:43.959
  • in that huge canvas tent thatI walked down the aisle to
  • 00:16:43.959 --> 00:16:49.164
  • indicate my acceptanceof Jesus Christ.
  • 00:16:49.164 --> 00:16:51.733
  • I wondered if anyone,even God,
  • 00:16:52.801 --> 00:16:55.070
  • could straightena life so involved.
  • 00:16:55.070 --> 00:16:57.573
  • I recall the decision made,
  • 00:16:58.474 --> 00:17:00.843
  • I recall the powerthat I found in Christ.
  • 00:17:00.843 --> 00:17:05.414
  • (Will Vaus)The thing that was so different
  • 00:17:06.748 --> 00:17:08.717
  • that he experiencedin the tent that night
  • 00:17:08.717 --> 00:17:11.687
  • under Mr. Graham's preaching
  • 00:17:11.687 --> 00:17:14.323
  • was that the word came alive,
  • 00:17:14.323 --> 00:17:16.825
  • that God was in that tent
  • 00:17:17.759 --> 00:17:20.762
  • speaking to him.
  • 00:17:20.762 --> 00:17:22.598
  • (Morrow Graham)Billy called us and he says,
  • 00:17:23.599 --> 00:17:26.201
  • "Mother, if you only knew
  • 00:17:26.201 --> 00:17:27.469
  • "how the Holy Spirit
  • 00:17:27.469 --> 00:17:29.071
  • "is at work out here."
  • 00:17:29.071 --> 00:17:30.539
  • He says, "But I've run outof sermons.
  • 00:17:31.440 --> 00:17:33.642
  • "I have no other sermonto preach!"
  • 00:17:33.642 --> 00:17:35.310
  • He said, "I spreadthe open Bibleon the bed,
  • 00:17:36.411 --> 00:17:39.414
  • "and got downbeside the bed,
  • 00:17:39.414 --> 00:17:41.083
  • "and prayedto the Lord,
  • 00:17:41.083 --> 00:17:42.818
  • "and told Him that I wasweak in the flesh,
  • 00:17:42.818 --> 00:17:45.454
  • "but he was great,and strong in the Spirit,
  • 00:17:45.454 --> 00:17:48.790
  • "and if I'm tocontinue here
  • 00:17:48.790 --> 00:17:50.592
  • "You will haveto give me
  • 00:17:50.592 --> 00:17:52.728
  • "Your messagefor these people."
  • 00:17:52.728 --> 00:17:54.496
  • And the Lorddid just that.
  • 00:17:55.597 --> 00:17:57.866
  • (Voice-over)Overflow crowds
  • 00:17:58.834 --> 00:18:00.402
  • and unexpectedpublic conversions
  • 00:18:00.402 --> 00:18:02.504
  • caught the attentionof the press.
  • 00:18:02.504 --> 00:18:04.206
  • (Graham)We had about four orfive reporters there
  • 00:18:05.407 --> 00:18:07.409
  • one night with cameras.
  • 00:18:07.409 --> 00:18:08.644
  • We had neverhad that before.
  • 00:18:08.644 --> 00:18:10.245
  • One of them said,
  • 00:18:10.746 --> 00:18:11.914
  • "You've just been kissed byWilliam Randolph Hearst."
  • 00:18:11.914 --> 00:18:13.115
  • (Franklin Graham)William Randolph Hearst,
  • 00:18:14.049 --> 00:18:15.651
  • owned newspapersall across the country,
  • 00:18:15.651 --> 00:18:17.953
  • decided to put him onthe front page of the papers.
  • 00:18:17.953 --> 00:18:20.722
  • 00:18:21.990 --> 00:18:29.731
  • (Voice-over)Billy Graham's facewas everywhere.
  • 00:18:29.731 --> 00:18:32.100
  • The Associated Press, Time, Lifeand Newsweek covered it all.
  • 00:18:32.100 --> 00:18:36.271
  • (Will Graham)Everyone acrossthe United States
  • 00:18:37.372 --> 00:18:38.640
  • heard about what Godwas doing
  • 00:18:38.640 --> 00:18:40.175
  • in the life of Billy Graham,
  • 00:18:40.175 --> 00:18:42.077
  • in the city of Los Angeles.
  • 00:18:42.077 --> 00:18:43.412
  • (Voice-over)What began asa three-week crusade
  • 00:18:44.513 --> 00:18:46.281
  • had stretched intoan eight-week-long
  • 00:18:46.281 --> 00:18:48.750
  • national event withtotal attendance of 350.000.
  • 00:18:48.750 --> 00:18:53.822
  • But what mattered mostto Billy and the team
  • 00:18:53.822 --> 00:18:56.325
  • were the personal testimoniesof changed lives
  • 00:18:56.325 --> 00:18:59.261
  • that would reverberatefor decades to come.
  • 00:18:59.261 --> 00:19:01.930
  • (Director)All right, very quiet, guys.
  • 00:19:04.099 --> 00:19:06.235
  • Let's stop, everybody,from talking, please.
  • 00:19:06.235 --> 00:19:08.570
  • (Voice-over)One personal testimonycomes to life on film
  • 00:19:08.570 --> 00:19:11.406
  • and Billy's grandson,Will Graham, steps into a role.
  • 00:19:11.406 --> 00:19:15.043
  • (Will Graham)I'm a preacher andthat's what my role gets to be
  • 00:19:15.043 --> 00:19:18.046
  • so I was like, "Wow, this isreal life when I get to preach."
  • 00:19:18.046 --> 00:19:20.148
  • (Voice-over) The filmUnbroken: Path to Redemption,
  • 00:19:21.283 --> 00:19:23.151
  • captures the momentwhen Louis Zamperini
  • 00:19:23.151 --> 00:19:25.354
  • comes face to face
  • 00:19:25.354 --> 00:19:26.521
  • with the truth and authorityof God's word.
  • 00:19:26.521 --> 00:19:29.157
  • (Director)All right, everybody,eyes on the podium!
  • 00:19:30.359 --> 00:19:31.360
  • Lots of energy,and...action!
  • 00:19:31.360 --> 00:19:33.362
  • And when you stand before Godon that great judgment day,
  • 00:19:34.596 --> 00:19:37.165
  • you don't say,
  • 00:19:38.000 --> 00:19:38.934
  • "Lord, I'm not sucha bad fella."
  • 00:19:38.934 --> 00:19:41.336
  • And you are a drowning man.
  • 00:19:42.304 --> 00:19:44.273
  • but there's a lifeline,
  • 00:19:45.073 --> 00:19:46.375
  • and that's the hand of Jesusto hold onto.
  • 00:19:47.342 --> 00:19:50.245
  • Just reach out andtake the hand of Jesus tonight.
  • 00:19:51.513 --> 00:19:53.849
  • "Why?" you ask yourself.
  • 00:19:54.716 --> 00:19:57.085
  • "Why is God silentwhile good men suffer?
  • 00:19:57.085 --> 00:20:00.789
  • "Why doesn't He stop the wars?"
  • 00:20:01.757 --> 00:20:04.159
  • "Why doesn't He stopthe pestilence?
  • 00:20:04.159 --> 00:20:05.794
  • "Why doesn't He stopthe suffering?"
  • 00:20:05.794 --> 00:20:07.462
  • (Director)Cut! That's a cut.
  • 00:20:07.462 --> 00:20:08.764
  • (applause)
  • 00:20:09.631 --> 00:20:12.167
  • (Voice-over)The power of scripture
  • 00:20:12.167 --> 00:20:14.336
  • would becomeremarkably evident
  • 00:20:14.336 --> 00:20:16.138
  • in a crisis of faithfor Louis Zamperini.
  • 00:20:16.138 --> 00:20:20.042
  • (Will Graham)Louis Zamperini's life,
  • 00:20:20.042 --> 00:20:21.109
  • it's incredible,I mean, it's unbelievable.
  • 00:20:21.109 --> 00:20:23.111
  • Here's a man
  • 00:20:23.111 --> 00:20:24.646
  • who was justa juvenile delinquent.
  • 00:20:24.646 --> 00:20:26.315
  • His brother, Pete,made him start to run
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  • and now he became
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  • one of the fastestAmericans of all time.
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  • Even to the point wherehe went to the Olympics
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  • so now he's an Olympian.
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  • (Bob Waliszewski)Here's an Olympic athlete
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  • who then spent forty-seven days
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  • on a life raft, who then spends
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  • torturous time ina Japanese prison camp.
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  • But wait! That's notthe end of the story.
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  • Then he comes backto the United States,
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  • PTSD and uh,alcohol issues.
  • 00:20:53.742 --> 00:20:58.046
  • It wasn't until he got home
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  • and started to suffer from PTSD
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  • that he really met his match.
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  • It's interesting to me because
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  • you have a man who has built
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  • his life on resistance
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  • in a lot of ways.
  • 00:21:09.991 --> 00:21:11.093
  • This is a manwho basically
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  • had never trustedanybody in his life.
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  • You've gotan incredible movie.
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  • (Nob Waliszewski)But really, we don't know the,
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  • really, the best partof the story which is
  • 00:21:17.499 --> 00:21:21.403
  • what happens spirituallyin his life.
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  • Now when I got back from the war
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  • it was a whole different
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  • world to me.
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  • I had nightmares coming home.
  • 00:21:35.250 --> 00:21:37.419
  • The nightmares were every night,I couldn't get rid of it.
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  • I began to drink.
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  • When I'm drinkingand getting drunk,
  • 00:21:42.624 --> 00:21:44.693
  • I completely forgetabout my ordeals,
  • 00:21:44.693 --> 00:21:47.462
  • and so that's kind ofa temporary comfort,
  • 00:21:47.462 --> 00:21:50.265
  • and then you becomeaddicted,
  • 00:21:50.265 --> 00:21:53.201
  • and there's no wayyou can quit.
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  • Everything looked goodon the outside
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  • but insideeverything was falling apart.
  • 00:21:57.372 --> 00:21:59.074
  • (Louis Zamperini)As I got worse and worse,
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  • then one night I woke up
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  • strangling my wife.
  • 00:22:05.547 --> 00:22:07.182
  • My wife got fed up with it
  • 00:22:07.182 --> 00:22:08.583
  • and she knewour marriage was ruined,
  • 00:22:08.583 --> 00:22:10.552
  • and so she decided
  • 00:22:10.552 --> 00:22:12.587
  • to file for divorce.
  • 00:22:12.587 --> 00:22:13.955
  • But someone convinced her
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  • to go down andhear Billy Graham.
  • 00:22:16.858 --> 00:22:18.293
  • And I wanted no part of it.
  • 00:22:18.293 --> 00:22:20.028
  • But she wanted to get me
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  • to that tent meeting.
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  • She knew somethingwould happen.
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  • So she talked me into going.
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  • (Billy Graham preaching)There are tremendous
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  • marital problems.
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  • There are problems of sin
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  • and habit thatcannot be solved
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  • outside the personof our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • 00:22:38.046 --> 00:22:41.616
  • (Louis Zamperini)Billy Graham startedquoting scripture.
  • 00:22:41.616 --> 00:22:44.219
  • "For all have sinned and comeshort of the glory of God..."
  • 00:22:44.219 --> 00:22:46.488
  • I felt awful guiltyabout my life,
  • 00:22:47.289 --> 00:22:48.957
  • because at that time,
  • 00:22:48.957 --> 00:22:50.926
  • my life passedbefore my eyes,
  • 00:22:50.926 --> 00:22:52.394
  • and I saw an ugly life.
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  • (Billy Graham preaching)Jesus Christ,the Son of God,
  • 00:22:53.962 --> 00:22:55.931
  • can forgive every sin,
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  • break any coil andrope and chain
  • 00:22:57.699 --> 00:23:00.402
  • of habit and stopany lashing conscience
  • 00:23:00.402 --> 00:23:03.438
  • that may be bothering youbecause of your sins.
  • 00:23:03.438 --> 00:23:06.141
  • (Louis Zamperini)What do you do in prison camp?
  • 00:23:06.141 --> 00:23:07.609
  • You pray morning,noon and night,
  • 00:23:07.609 --> 00:23:09.711
  • "Get me home alive, God,and I'll seek You.
  • 00:23:09.711 --> 00:23:12.314
  • "I'll serve You."
  • 00:23:12.314 --> 00:23:13.582
  • I'd never remembered that
  • 00:23:14.249 --> 00:23:16.885
  • until Billy Grahamstarting quoting the scriptures.
  • 00:23:16.885 --> 00:23:19.955
  • God says there istherefore now no judgment
  • 00:23:19.955 --> 00:23:22.924
  • to them that arein Christ Jesus.
  • 00:23:22.924 --> 00:23:25.093
  • The Lord Jesus Christ,who knew no sin,
  • 00:23:25.093 --> 00:23:28.129
  • carried my sins,and my sorrows,
  • 00:23:28.129 --> 00:23:31.032
  • and my iniquitiesupon himself.
  • 00:23:31.032 --> 00:23:33.468
  • Billy Graham justhappened to quote
  • 00:23:34.336 --> 00:23:35.637
  • the right scriptures,
  • 00:23:35.637 --> 00:23:36.671
  • and he saidthe right things that
  • 00:23:36.671 --> 00:23:38.607
  • really stabbed mein the heart,
  • 00:23:38.607 --> 00:23:40.041
  • and I realizedwhat I had to do.
  • 00:23:40.041 --> 00:23:41.710
  • (Billy Graham preaching)And the questionin that day will be,
  • 00:23:41.710 --> 00:23:43.678
  • "What did youdo with Jesus?
  • 00:23:43.678 --> 00:23:45.213
  • "Have you trustedChrist Jesus as savior?"
  • 00:23:45.213 --> 00:23:47.782
  • It all hit me at one time
  • 00:23:48.450 --> 00:23:49.851
  • before I got to the main aisle,
  • 00:23:49.851 --> 00:23:51.386
  • and there I made my decision.
  • 00:23:51.386 --> 00:23:53.255
  • I knew I was throughgetting drunk.
  • 00:23:54.089 --> 00:23:56.858
  • I got back there,accepted Christ,
  • 00:23:57.692 --> 00:23:59.995
  • and my life wascompletely changed,
  • 00:23:59.995 --> 00:24:03.465
  • and it's been changed
  • 00:24:03.465 --> 00:24:04.499
  • ever since.
  • 00:24:04.499 --> 00:24:05.300
  • The first miracle
  • 00:24:10.171 --> 00:24:11.273
  • was my conversion.
  • 00:24:11.273 --> 00:24:12.340
  • The second miracle was
  • 00:24:13.141 --> 00:24:14.276
  • that was the first night
  • 00:24:14.276 --> 00:24:15.377
  • in all those years
  • 00:24:15.377 --> 00:24:16.578
  • I never had a nightmare,
  • 00:24:16.578 --> 00:24:17.679
  • and I haven't had one since.
  • 00:24:17.679 --> 00:24:19.648
  • (Will Graham)You know, as I look atall these different places
  • 00:24:26.521 --> 00:24:28.557
  • that were meaningfulin my grandfather's life,
  • 00:24:28.557 --> 00:24:30.625
  • I can't help but bemoved emotionally.
  • 00:24:30.625 --> 00:24:34.229
  • By the things I see,
  • 00:24:34.229 --> 00:24:36.331
  • the things I read about.
  • 00:24:36.331 --> 00:24:37.766
  • It was 68 years ago today
  • 00:24:40.335 --> 00:24:42.370
  • that it started.
  • 00:24:42.370 --> 00:24:43.505
  • A lot of liveshave been changed.
  • 00:24:49.377 --> 00:24:51.346
  • People like Stuart Hamblen,Jim Vaus, Louis Zamperini,
  • 00:24:51.346 --> 00:24:54.015
  • and countless others,
  • 00:24:54.015 --> 00:24:55.917
  • but it's great to be herejust to see where God
  • 00:24:55.917 --> 00:24:59.154
  • used my granddad to proclaimthe good news of Jesus Christ.
  • 00:24:59.154 --> 00:25:03.058
  • (Voice-over)The events that took placefor eight weeks
  • 00:25:04.259 --> 00:25:06.828
  • under circus tentsknown as the Canvas Cathedral
  • 00:25:06.828 --> 00:25:10.065
  • were a miraculous illustrationof God's power.
  • 00:25:10.065 --> 00:25:13.201
  • Billy Graham would go onto preach the word of God
  • 00:25:13.201 --> 00:25:16.104
  • for over sixty years
  • 00:25:16.104 --> 00:25:18.039
  • and to more than200 million people worldwide.
  • 00:25:18.039 --> 00:25:21.710
  • (Franklin Graham)Anytime we're tested
  • 00:25:22.944 --> 00:25:24.212
  • it's a watershed for all of us,
  • 00:25:24.212 --> 00:25:25.647
  • and my father just simplybelieved and trusted God,
  • 00:25:26.781 --> 00:25:31.052
  • and God honored him for that,and blessed him for that,
  • 00:25:31.052 --> 00:25:34.089
  • and used him like no other manin modern history.
  • 00:25:34.089 --> 00:25:38.193
  • But the Bible says,"For the weapons..."
  • 00:25:39.127 --> 00:25:40.128
  • (Billy Graham preaching)When I quote the Bible,
  • 00:25:40.128 --> 00:25:41.529
  • I know I'm quotingthe word of God,
  • 00:25:41.529 --> 00:25:43.198
  • and it has authority!
  • 00:25:43.198 --> 00:25:44.566
  • It has its own built-in power.
  • 00:25:44.566 --> 00:25:47.602
  • The Bible teaches...
  • 00:25:47.602 --> 00:25:48.603
  • (Will Graham)He believed in God.
  • 00:25:48.603 --> 00:25:50.105
  • But when it came tothe power of God,
  • 00:25:50.105 --> 00:25:52.841
  • the word of God,he had to make a commitment.
  • 00:25:52.841 --> 00:25:55.443
  • And that's the same for me
  • 00:25:55.443 --> 00:25:57.278
  • and for anyone elsethat's watching or listening,
  • 00:25:57.278 --> 00:26:00.515
  • they will have to puttheir trust in the word of God.
  • 00:26:00.515 --> 00:26:03.518
  • Is the word of God true?
  • 00:26:05.186 --> 00:26:06.354
  • Does it have power in it?
  • 00:26:06.354 --> 00:26:07.622
  • And there is,there's supernatural power.
  • 00:26:07.622 --> 00:26:09.624
  • There is power
  • 00:26:13.595 --> 00:26:15.096
  • in the quoted scripture.
  • 00:26:15.096 --> 00:26:16.464
  • God can speak for Himself
  • 00:26:16.464 --> 00:26:18.333
  • when we allow Himroom to do that.
  • 00:26:18.333 --> 00:26:21.236
  • I'm so glad that
  • 00:26:21.236 --> 00:26:22.404
  • Mr. Graham preached
  • 00:26:22.404 --> 00:26:23.638
  • the message of God's word.
  • 00:26:23.638 --> 00:26:26.107
  • (Louis Zamperini)Understanding the scripturesis a miracle
  • 00:26:27.609 --> 00:26:30.045
  • because that's proof
  • 00:26:30.045 --> 00:26:31.546
  • that the Spirit of God
  • 00:26:31.546 --> 00:26:32.847
  • did come into your heart.
  • 00:26:32.847 --> 00:26:34.015
  • This book, I believe,
  • 00:26:34.749 --> 00:26:36.818
  • was revealed by God.
  • 00:26:36.818 --> 00:26:38.153
  • And the devil will do
  • 00:26:38.987 --> 00:26:40.555
  • everything in his power
  • 00:26:40.555 --> 00:26:41.790
  • to keep you from reading it
  • 00:26:41.790 --> 00:26:42.991
  • and studying it.
  • 00:26:42.991 --> 00:26:44.225
  • Anything
  • 00:26:44.225 --> 00:26:45.126
  • to keep you awayfrom this book,
  • 00:26:45.126 --> 00:26:46.695
  • because this bookwill change your life.
  • 00:26:46.695 --> 00:26:48.630
  • I believe the Bible
  • 00:27:02.977 --> 00:27:04.446
  • is God's word.
  • 00:27:04.446 --> 00:27:05.780
  • It doesn't just containthe word of God;
  • 00:27:05.780 --> 00:27:07.849
  • it is the word of Godfrom cover to cover.
  • 00:27:07.849 --> 00:27:10.719
  • And God usesthe scripture
  • 00:27:10.719 --> 00:27:12.954
  • to guide anddirect our lives.
  • 00:27:12.954 --> 00:27:15.023
  • And throughthe scripture,
  • 00:27:15.023 --> 00:27:17.158
  • we understandGod's personality.
  • 00:27:17.158 --> 00:27:19.127
  • We understand what'sgoing to happenin the future.
  • 00:27:19.127 --> 00:27:21.162
  • We understand howwe are to live today.
  • 00:27:21.162 --> 00:27:23.865
  • And I would encourageyou to read
  • 00:27:23.865 --> 00:27:26.267
  • the first threechapters of John
  • 00:27:26.267 --> 00:27:28.169
  • before you goto bed tonight
  • 00:27:28.169 --> 00:27:29.571
  • and let Godspeak to you.
  • 00:27:29.571 --> 00:27:31.906
  • This is a living book,
  • 00:27:31.906 --> 00:27:33.274
  • and as we pray,we talk to God,
  • 00:27:33.274 --> 00:27:36.244
  • and as we read,
  • 00:27:36.244 --> 00:27:37.712
  • He'll speak to youthrough His word.
  • 00:27:37.712 --> 00:27:39.781
  • It's so important.
  • 00:27:39.781 --> 00:27:40.849
  • Be in God's word.
  • 00:27:40.849 --> 00:27:42.016
  • God bless you.
  • 00:27:42.016 --> 00:27:42.884
  • (Voice-over)God's word reveals
  • 00:27:45.453 --> 00:27:46.654
  • the power of Jesus Christto transform lives.
  • 00:27:46.654 --> 00:27:49.190
  • This double feature DVD includes
  • 00:27:50.158 --> 00:27:51.793
  • more transforming moments
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  • that will inspire and encourage.
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  • You'll receive this
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  • Canvas Cathedral program
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  • along with Louis Zamperini's
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  • complete life story
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