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The 700 Club - August 9, 2012

Author of, "One Big Thing," Phil Cooke explains how to discover what you were born to do in this life. Plus, Pierce O'Farrill, one of the victims of the recent Aurora, CO mass shooting, explains how he can forgive. Read Transcript


YOU COULD FEEL THAT

HATRED.

Reporter: FROM AURORA,

COLORADO.

THAT HATRED TOWARDS

HUMANITY.

Reporter: THE SITE OF

THE LARGEST MASS SHOOTING IN

U.S. HISTORY.

IT IS JUST AN EVIL AND A

DARKNESS THAT YOU CAN JUST

FEEL.

Reporter: ONE VICTIM'S

MESSAGE FOR THE GUNMAN.

BUT I DO KNOW WHAT IT

FEELS LIKE WHEN THE DARKNESS

SWALLOWS YOU.

Reporter: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

JAMES, I FORGIVE YOU.

Pat: HEY, WELCOME,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, TO

THIS EDITION OF "THE 700

CLUB."

GUESS WHAT?

YOUR PRICE OF GASOLINE IS

GOING UP.

NATIONWIDE, IT IS UP ABOUT

30 CENTS A GALLON.

THERE WAS A BIG REFINERY

FIRE OUT IN CALIFORNIA.

KNOCKED OUT A HUGE SUPPLY.

AND THEN THERE HAVE BEEN

DOWN SHORTAGES IN THE

MIDWEST.

THE PRICE OF GAS IN THE

STATE OF ILLINOIS IS OVER $4

A GALLON, AND IT IS COMING

YOUR WAY.

GIVE YOU SOMETHING TO LOOK

FORWARD TO.

Terry: THANK YOU,

MR. SUNSHINE.

Pat: I WANT YOU TO BE

HAPPY.

I'LL TELL YOU MORE ABOUT WHY

AND WHAT AND WHAT'S GOING

ON.

FIRST OF ALL, WILL WE EVER

HAVE ISLAMIC SHARI'A LAW

HERE IN AMERICA?

A LEADING MUSLIM TELLS CBN

NEWS, QUOTE,"IT'S ONLY A

MATTER OF TIME."

BOOBA LONE

Terry: ERIC STACKELBACH

TALKED TO HIM ABOUT HIS

VISION FOR THE FUTURE.

Reporter: ADIM CHATERI

HAS BEEN

CALLED THE

FACE OF

RADICAL ISLAM IN GREAT

BRITAIN.

HE CALLS FOR SHARI'A LAW TO

BE IMPOSED ON THAT COUNTRY.

CBN NEWS FIRST INTERVIEWED

HIM IN 2010 AFTER THE

GOVERNMENT BANNED SHARI'A

LAW.

YOU BELIEVE AMERICA,

GREAT BRITAIN, ALL OF EUROPE

WILL BE ISLAMIC STATES

LIVING UNSHARI' UNDER

SHARI'A LAW.

I'M 100% SURE THAT

SHARI'A WILL BE IMPLEMENTED

IN GREAT BRITAIN AND

AMERICA.

Reporter: AND HE IS

UNAPOLOGETIC ABOUT WHAT A

SOCIETY RULED BY SHARI'A

WILL BE.

IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BE

STONED TO DEATH, DON'T

COMMIT ADULTERY.

IT SEEMS THEY WANT VICES,

AND THEY DON'T WANT TO BE

PUNISHED, BUT IT DOESN'T

LOOK LIKE THAT.

Reporter: THERE IS

SHARI'A FOR HOLLAND, SHARI'A

FOR BELGIUM, AND SHARI'A FOR

AMERICA, BASED IN NEW YORK

CITY, WHICH HE SAYS IS

ACTIVE ON U.S. SOIL.

TELL US MORE ABOUT

SHARI'A FOR AMERICA.

WE PUT DOWN WHAT WE

CONSIDERED TO AN ALTERNATIVE

TO LIABLE DEMOCRACY AND

FREEDOM AND THE KIND OF LIFE

THAT PEOPLE LEAD IN

AMERICA.

Reporter: SHARI'A FOR

AMERICA IS NOT ALONE.

IT'S PRO SHARI'A AND PRO

CALAFATE HAS BEEN SAID.

ULTIMATELY, AMERICANS ARE

GOING TO BE DEFEATED.

THEY'LL BE DEFEATED BACK

HOME AND MILITARILY, AND

THEY WILL NOT GET THE

RESOURCES.

THEY WILL GO FROM THE

DEPRESSION AND RECESSION

INTO A COMPLETE, IF YOU

LIKE, DOWNFALL.

Reporter: CHATTERY'S

PUBLIC

SUPPORT FOR JIHAD

KEEP HIS TROOPS ON THE RADAR

OF SERVICES.

SOME OF HIS FOLLOWERS HAVE

BEEN ARRESTED ON TERRORISM

CHARGES.

BUT CHATTERY CLAIMS HIS

GROUP REJECTS TERRORISM FOR

NOW.

THEY ARE NOT VIOLATING

THE SANCTITY.

THIS IS WAR AGAINST ALAN'S

MESSENGER.

WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO FIGHT

THEM HERE AT THE CURRENT

TIME --

AT THE CURRENT TIME?

WILL THERE BE A TIME?

WE ARE NOT LIKE

AMERICANS.

IF YOU HIT ME ON MY LEFT

CHEEK, I'M NOT GOING TO GIVE

YOU MY RIGHT CHEEK.

Reporter: SAY THEY

WON'T ATTACK, BUT SAY

MUSLIMS BECAME A MAJORITY IN

GREAT BRITAIN, WILL THERE BE

A CAUSE FOR,.

IF WE HAVE ENOUGH

AUTHORITY AND POWER, WE ARE

OBLIGED AS MUSLIMS TO TAKE

THE POWER FROM THE PEOPLE.

Reporter: HE IS

ENCOURAGED BY

THE IS LASTIST

REGIMES COMING TO POWER AS A

RESULT OF THE SO-CALLED ARAB

PRINGSPRING, AND TAKES IT

AS A SIGN THAT THE CALAFATE

IS INEVITABLE.

CBN NEWS, LONDON.

Pat: THANKS, ERIC.

TERRY, DO YOU HAVE A VIRUSES

LIVING IN YOUR SYSTEM?

Terry: I'M SURE WE ALL

DO.

Pat: AND WHAT DO THEY

DO?

THEY DON'T DO ANYTHING AS

LONG AS OUR BODIES ARE

STRONG.

AND IF OUR BODIES WEAKEN

DOWN, THEN WE GET A CANCER

ON SOMETHING OTHER.

AS LONG AS THIS NATION IS

STRONG, AND AS LONG AS WE

HOLD TO PRINCIPLES THAT ARE

TRUE AND RIGHT AND TOUCH

HUMAN HEARTS, THAT BUNCH OF

VIRUSES RUNNING AROUND GREAT

BRITAIN AND BELGIUM AND

OTHER PLACES ISN'T GOING TO

HAVE A PRAYER.

WE CAN GET OURSELVES ALL

SCARED, BUT NEVERTHELESS, IT

DOESN'T HURT TO KNOW WHAT

THE ENEMY IS DOING AND WHAT

THEIR PLAN IS.

NEVERTHELESS, THE QUESTION

IS: WILL WE MAINTAIN OUR

MORAL INTEGRITY, AND IF WE

DO, WE DON'T HAVE ANY WORRY

FROM RADICAL ISLAM.

BUT IF WE WEAKEN, LIKE ANY

VIRUS, IT WILL TAKE OVER OUR

BODIES.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST BY CHECKING OUR STACKEL

BACH ON TERROR.

LEE WEBB HAS NEWS.

Reporter: COLLEGE

STUDENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY

ARE RESPONDING TO

CHICK-FIL-A WITH PETITIONS

FOR AND AGAINST THE FAST

FOOD RESTAURANT.

IT BEGAN AFTER DAN CATHY

SAID HIS FAVOR OF

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE.

MORE THAN 16,000 PEOPLE

SUPPORT THE NEW YORK

UNIVERSITY PETITION.

THE NUMBER IS MUCH LOWER AT

OTHER SCHOOLS.

20 PETITIONS HAVE LESS THAN

100 SUPPORTERS.

STUDENTS ARE ALSO

CIRCULATING MORE THAN 20

PETITIONS CALLING FOR

CHICK-FIL-A TO STAY ON

DIFFERENT CAMPUSES.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE

DECIDED TO KEEP THE SCHOOL

CHICK-FIL-A, DESPITE CALLS

FOR ITS REMOVAL.

HE SAYS THE UNIVERSITY

STEADFASTLY SUPPORTS FREE

SPEECH.

Pat: IT IS A CHICKEN

SANDWICH.

IT IS A PIECE OF WHITE MEAT

CHICKEN BETWEEN TWO PIECES

OF WHITE BREAD.

IT IS ALSO A MILKSHAKE, AND

WE'RE GOING TO GO AND HAVE

DEMONSTRATIONS OVER THAT?

I WAS READING TODAY IN

LEVITICUS, AND IT LAYS OUT

THE REASONS WHY LAND WILL

VOMIT OUT ITS INHABITANTS,

AND IT GOES THROUGH THINGS

WE'RE CALLING CONSTITUTIONAL

RIGHTS, YOU KNOW, KILLING

BABIES, A DEATH.

OBVIOUSLY, WE'RE NOT STONING

PEOPLE TO DEATH IN TODAY'S

ECONOMY, BUT, NEVERTHELESS,

THAT IS THE MORAL LAW SET

FORTH.

NOW WE HAVE PEOPLE AT A

UNIVERSITY PETITIONING

BECAUSE SOMEBODY SAYS I

BELIEVE MARRIAGE IS BETWEEN

A MAN AND A WOMAN.

AND I DEFY -- I DEFY THESE

HOMOSEXUALS TO BRING FORTH A

BABY FROM THAT PART OF THE

ANATOMY THEY CONCENTRATE

ON.

IF THAT HAPPENS, I'LL CHANGE

WHAT I'M SAYING.

UNTIL THEN, I WISH THE

DEMONSTRATORS WOULD SHUT

THEIR MOUTH.

Reporter: THE PRICE OF

GAS IS GOING UP.

IT IS UP 27 CENTS FROM A

MONTH AGO.

IT BACK OVER $4 IN CHICAGO,

AND CLOSE TO THAT IN

CALIFORNIA.

TO FILL UP MY TRUCK, IT

TAKES ME $110 EVERY TIME.

OH, NO.

HOW DO YOU EXPECT PEOPLE TO

MANAGE?

Reporter: SOME ANALYSTS

WARN THAT PRICES WILL GO

ABOVE THAT $4 ON THE WEST

COAST SOON.

A MAJOR FIRE AT ONE OF THE

COUNTRY'S BIGGEST OIL

REFINERIES IS LIKELY TO PUSH

PRICES UP.

THE CHEVRON REFINERY IS

IMPORTANT TO THE WEST COAST

MARKET.

IT PRODUCES 16% OF THE GAS

THE AREA USES EVERY DAY.

CHEVRON SAYS IT DOESN'T KNOW

WHEN THAT REFINERY WILL BE

OPEN.

Pat: I WANT TO SAY ON

THE WEST COAST, THE

ENVIRONMENTALISTS, HAVE DONE

EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO

RESIST THE OPENING OF ANY

NEW REFINERIES.

THERE HAS NOT BEEN A NEW

REFINERY SINCE THE

PRESIDENCY OF JIMMY CARTER.

BECAUSE THE

ENVIRONMENTALISTS AND THEIR

SPOKES PEOPLE HAVE MADE IT

SO DIFFICULT, NOBODY WOULD

ATTEMPT TO PUT IN A

REFINERY.

CONSEQUENTLY, WHEN

REFINERIES GO DOWN, AND THEY

DO GO DOWN, THEY HAVE FIRE

AND MAINTENANCE AND ALL OF

THIS STUFF -- WHEN SOMETHING

HAPPENS, THE SUPPLY IS SO

TIGHT, THERE IS A SPIKE

ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

IN THE MIDWEST, THERE ARE

LAWS THAT SAYS YOU HAVE TO

BLEND GAS, DEPENDING ON THE

SEASON.

YOU HAVE TO HAVE DIFFERENT

GAS COMING OUT AT DIFFERENT

TIMES, ANDMENT REFINERIES

HAVE TO GO START, STOP,

START, STOP, AND SO IT MAKES

IT VERY EXPENSIVE.

SO IN ILLINOIS, YOU HAVE

SOME OF THE HIGHEST PRICES,

$4 A GALLON.

IT IS NOT GOING TO BE ANY

BETTER UNTIL AFTER THE

ELECTION.

IT IS NOT GOING TO BE LIKE

TWO MONTHS AND THEN IT IS

OVER.

WHEN IT DOES, IT WILL BE ONE

MORE THING THAT IS GOING TO

SLAM OBAMA IN THE ELECTION.

BECAUSE HE WILL BE BLAMED.

IT DOESN'T MATTER IF HE HAD

ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT OR

NOT, BUT HE IS GOING TO BE

BLAMED THAT PEOPLE ARE NOW

SPENDING $4 OR $4.50 A

GALLON TO FILL UP THEIR

CARS, AND THEY WON'T LIKE

IT.

AND THEY WILL SAY, LET'S

THROW THE BUMS OUT.

YOU MARK WHAT IS HAPPENING.

IN ADDITION TO THAT, WHILE

WE'RE NOT HAVING ENOUGH GAS

TO DRIVE HAPPILY DOWN THE

ROAD, IT IS SCORCHING HOT.

AND, WELL, LEE WILL TELL YOU

ABOUT IT.

Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT,

PAT.

JULY 2012 WAS THE HOTTEST

MONTH ON RECORD, DATING BACK

118 YEARS.

IN FACT, IT IS THE HOTTEST

MONTH EVER RECORDED BY NOAH,

AND THE U.S. IS SETTING

OTHER EXTREME WEATHER

RECORDS FOR DROUGHT, HEAVY

RAINFALL, UNUSUAL

TEMPERATURES AND STORMS.

THIS SUMMER'S WEATHER IS

AFFECTING CROPS, LIVESTOCK,

AND GAS AND FOOD PRICES.

PAT, BACK TO YOU.

Pat: WE HAD A LIGHTNING

STORM.

WE WEREN'T LOOKING FOR IT.

WE WERE SITTING PEACEFULLY

IN OUR HOMES, ENJOYING A

NICE SUMMER EVENING, AND

OUTSIDE OF THE ROOM WHERE I

WAS SITTING, THERE WAS THIS

ENORMOUS EXPLOSION.

YOU KNOW?

I MEAN IT REALLY WAS A LOUD

BANG.

IT KNOCKED OUT A

REFRIGERATOR.

IT KNOCKED OUT INTERNET.

IT KNOCKED OUT TELEVISION.

IT KNOCKED OUT WHATEVER

OTHER IMPLEMENTS WE USE, AND

STUFF GOT FRIED.

THEY COME TO ME, THE REPAIR

PEOPLE, AND SAY, OH, BY THE

WAY, LOOK AT THIS.

AND THIS CONTROL PANEL IS

FRIED AND THIS ONE IS

FRIED.

I MEAN --

Terry: IT'S ONE STRIKE

OF LIGHTNING.

PURPOSE ONE TRIKE OF

LIGHTNING.

I DON'T MEAN TO SCARE YOU,

BUT IT IS COMING.

THERE WILL BE A SOLAR STORM,

AND THERE WILL BE AN

ELECTRIC PULSE THAT IS GOING

TO COME HURTLING THROUGH THE

SOLAR SYSTEM.

AND WHEN IT HITS, IT WILL

FRY THE SATELLITES, AND IT

WILL FRY THE CONTROL PANELS

OF THE VARIOUS FACILITIES.

AND YOU'LL HAVE THE JOY OF

NOT HAVING ANY ELECTRICITY.

WE HAD THAT, YOU KNOW, A FEW

WEEKS AGO.

IT WENT ALL THE WAY FROM

INDIANA AND ACROSS THE

COUNTRY.

THERE WERE THESE VICIOUS

STORMS, AND IT KNOCKED OUT

POWER, AND KNOCKED OUT

ELECTRICITY.

I HAD A GENERATOR IN THE

HOUSE IN THE MOUNTAINS, AND

LIGHTNING HIT THE

GENERATOR.

WE DIDN'T HAVE ANY WATER.

DIDN'T HAVE ANY

ELECTRICITY.

Terry: GOOD GRIEF.

IT'S GOOD TO HAVE AT LEAST A

SMALL SUPPLY OF THINGS ON

HAND, IN CASE YOU FIND

YOURSELF IN A SITUATION LIKE

THAT.

Pat: WE HAD A SWIMMING

POOL THAT WE DIPPED WATER

OUT OF AND FLUSHED THE

COMONE.

AND WE HAD BOTTLED WATER AND

WE COOKED WITH GAS.

THE ELECTRICITY WENT FOR A

COUPLE OF DAYS.

Terry: YOU REALIZE HOW

FRAGILE IT COULD BE.

Pat: IT WAS KIND OF

ROMANTIC -- YOU HAVE CANDLE

LIGHT TO READ BY, BUT IT OLD

AFTER A WHILE.

Terry: AFTER A FEW

HOURS.

Pat: AND I GOT HOME,

AND THE FREEZER HAD BURNED

OUT BECAUSE OF THE SWING

BACK AND FORTH.

IT BURNED THE MOTOR OUT IN

THE FREEZER.

AND IT WAS ALMOST A NEW

FREEZER.

I HAVE NEVER SEEN SO MUCH

DAMAGE IN A SHORT TIME.

IN OUR HOUSE.

THINK WHAT WILL HAPPEN

ACROSS THIS LAND.

IT'S NOT FUN.

AND YOU BETTER DO A LOT OF

PRAYING ABOUT IT.

LEE.

Reporter: AMERICA HAS

MOVED AHEAD OF CHINA.

U.S. ATHLETES HAVE NOW

EARNED 81 MEDALS, COMPARED

TO CHINA'S 77.

THE U.S. WON SEVEN MEDALS IN

TRACK AND FIELD ALONG.

ALLISON FELIX GAVE THANKS TO

GOD FOR WINNING THE GOLD

MEDAL.

AND ARIES ME MERIT ALSO

GAVE GOD THE GLORY AFTER

WINNING THE GOLD.

IN BEACH VOLLEYBALL, MISTY

AND KERRY WON THEIR THIRD

STRAIGHT GOAL.

THEY DEFEATED APRIL ROSS AND

JENNIFER KESSI, WHO EARNED

THE SILVER MEDAL.

THE U.S. MEN'S VOLLEYBALL

TEAM WAS KNOCKED OUT OF

THEIR COMPETITION IN THE

QUARTER FINALS ON

WEDNESDAY.

DAVID SMITH SAYS HE HAS

LEARNED HE DOESN'T HAVE TO

MAKE CHRISTIANITY AND SPORTS

SEPARATE PARTS OF HIS LIFE.

BRING CHRIST IN THE GYM

WITH YOU.

HOW TO PLAY WITH CHRIST AND

UNDERSTAND THAT PEACE.

THAT'S A BIG THING FOR ME

THIS YEAR, JUST

UNDERSTANDING THAT MY JOY

AND MY PEACE IS NOT

REVOLVING AROUND MY

PERFORMANCE OR HOW I DO OR

HOW I DO COMPARED TO OTHER

PEOPLE.

MY JOY COMES FROM THE FACT

THAT I PLAYED WELL, AND I'M

PLAYING A GAME THAT I LOVE

THAT HE CREATED ME TO PLAY.

Reporter: THAT'S DAVID

SMITH.

HE SAYS HE TRIES TO BE AN

ENCOURAGER, AND LET THE

FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT SHINE

THROUGH HIM TO HIS

TEAMMATES.

YOU CAN SEE THE REST OF THIS

INTERVIEW AT CBNNEWS.COM.

POWERFUL MONSOON RAINS

BATTERED THE PHILIPPINE

CAPITAL OF MANILA, AND 17

NEARBY PROVINCES.

MORE THAN 800,000 RESIDENTS

HAD TO BE EVACUATED.

HEATHER CELLS HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: THE HEAVY

DOWNPOUR CAUSED WIDESPREAD

FLOODING, AND TRIGGERED

LANDSLIDES, LEAVING AT LEAST

15 PEOPLE DEAD.

USING A RUBBER BOAT, CBN

RESCUE TEAM HELPED RESCUE

THOSE STRANDED.

YESTERDAY WE RESCUED 38

PEOPLE AS WE GO INTO THE

FACE OF RELIEF, WE WILL BE

PUTTING UP TEAMS LIKE

MEDICAL TEAMS AND RELIEF

TEAMS.

WE NEED TO GIVE THEM FOOD.

WE NEED TO GIVE THEM MEDICAL

SISASSISTANCE.

WE NEED TO ASK THEM, DO YOU

NEED TO CLEAN UP THE

PLACES?

Reporter: PASTOR BALTER

DEIGO -- HIS HOME AND CHURCH

ARE UNDER WATER.

DESPITE THEIR DIFFICULT

CIRCUMSTANCES, MOST PEOPLE

HAVE DECIDED TO STAY IN

THROUGH FLOODED HOUSES,

RATHER THAN GO TO EVACUATION

CENTER.

CENTERS.

THEY ALSO FEAR LEAVING THEIR

HOUSE UNPROTECTED.

WE CAN'T LEAVE OUR HOUSE

BECAUSE ROBBERS WILL TAKE

OUR STUFF.

THESE THINGS HAPPEN BECAUSE

LIFE IS SO HARD THESE DAYS.

Reporter: THE PASTOR

WITH CBN DISASTER RELIEF TO

BRING MUCH-NEEDED ASSISTANCE

TO HIS COMMUNITY.

THEY HANDED OUT RICE AND

CANDLES TO HUNGRY FLOOD

VICTIMS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THIS IS REALLY A BIG, BIG

HELP.

AS YOU CAN SEE, IT IS VERY

DIFFICULT TO GO OUT AND GET

SUPPLIES, BUT NOW WE HAVE

FOOD FOR THE NEXT DAY.

I REALLY HOPE YOU CAN HELP

MORE PEOPLE.

Reporter: PASTOR DIAGO

IS HAPPY HE CAN SERVE.

BUT WHAT GIVES HIM MORE JOY

IS THE OPPORTUNITY HE HAS TO

SHARE CHRIST'S SALVATION

WITH THE PEOPLE.

HE IS GRATEFUL FOR CBN'S

HELP.

I APPLY WHAT I LEARNED

FROM THEM.

THEY NOT ONLY CATER TO THE

NEEDS, BUT ALSO THE SUPERIOR

SPIRITUAL NEEDS.

ONE TIME A FLOOD VICTIM

APPROACHED ME CRYING.

AND SHE SAID, NOW I REALIZE

IT IS NOT THE MATERIAL

THINGS THAT IS IMPORTANT,

BUT OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH

GOD.

Reporter: THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE ARE STILL IN

EVACUATION CENTERS, AND MANY

COMMUNITIES ARE STILL DEEP

IN FLOODWATERS.

IN THE MIDST OF ALL THIS,

CBN IS THERE TO EXTEND ALL

OF THE PHYSICAL AND

SPIRITUAL HELP IT CAN GIVE.

HEATHER CELLS, CBN NEWS.

Reporter: PAT, DID YOU

NOTICE IN THAT VIDEO THAT

THE PASTOR WAS WADING

THROUGH THAT FLOODWATER,

LOOKING AT THE DAMAGE TO HIS

CHURCH, AND YET HE HAD A

SMILE ON HIS FACE.

Pat: I'LL TELL YOU, IT

IS AMAZING, IN THE MIDST OF

SUFFERING, THE HAPPINESS OF

THOSE PEOPLE.

I WAS OVER THERE IN

ETHIOPIA, WHERE THEY HAD

THOSE TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE

FAMINES, AND I SAW REFUGEES

WHO HAD BEEN STARVING, THEY

WERE SKIN AND BONES, AND YET

THEY WERE LAUGHING AND

HAPPY.

IT IS JUST AMAZING.

BUT I WOULD ASK WHETHER OR

NOT OUR PLANET PLANET IS

MAD AT US.

IT IS LIKE THE PLANET ITSELF

IS REVOLTING AGAINST THE

MISUSE.

YOU CAN SAY, IS IT GLOBAL

WARMING OR WHAT ARE WE

DOING, BUT THE LA NIÑA AND

EL NIÑO CAUSING FLOODING

FLOODING -- ON THE ONE HAND

EXTRAORDINARY FLOODS AND ON

THE OTHER HAND, PARCHING

DROUGHT.

WE HAVE MORE HEAT IN JULY IN

AMERICA THAN WE HAVE EVER

HAD SINCE RECORDS WERE BEING

TAKEN ACROSS THE UNITED

STATES.

YESTERDAY, AS I MENTIONED,

IT WAS NEW ENGLAND, AND NOW

IT IS THE WHOLE COUNTRY.

IT IS HIGHER THAN ANY TIME

SINCE RECORDS HAVE BEEN

TAKEN, THAT WOULD TAKE US

BACK TO 1880 AND 1890.

AND IT SEEMS LIKE THESE

DISASTERS ALSO HIT THE POOR

WORST.

THOSE WHO HAVE SOME FUNDS

CAN SEEM TO MAKE IT

THROUGH.

BUT WE WANT TO HELP THOSE

PEOPLE.

THAT WAS IN METRO MANILA,

THE CAPITAL CITY OF THE

PHILIPPINES UNDER THAT

TERRIBLE FLOOD.

THEY NEED RICE, NOODLES,

CANNED GOODS.

THEY NEED MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

AND THEY NEED PHYSICAL AND

SPIRITUAL HELP.

AND WE'RE THERE.

SO IF YOU WANT TO REACH

OUT -- IF YOU SAY, I HAVE IT

PRETTY GOOD HERE IN THE

UNITED STATES, BUT I WANT TO

HELP SOMEBODY LESS

FORTUNATE.

DISASTER RELIEF FUND, CBN.

1-800-759-0700.

YOU CAN LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

WHATEVER IT IS, BUT ANYTHING

THAT YOU GIVE WOULD BE BE

VERY HELPFUL, AND WE WANT TO

RUSH FUNDS OVER THERE TO THE

PHILIPPINES TO HELP OUR DEAR

FRIENDS IN THAT BELEAGUERED

ISLAND, SERIES OF ISLANDS.

TERRY?

Terry: YOU MAY HAVE

HEARD ABOUT THE RISING COSTS

OF GAS AND THE RISING COSTS

OF FOOD, BUT THOSE PALE IN

COMPARISON TO THE RISING

COSTS OF THIS.

SO MANY TIMES PEOPLE HAVE

$100,000 SPENT TO GET A

Ph.D. IN GERMAN POLKA

HISTORY.

WHERE ARE THEY GOING TO GET

THIS MONEY BACK?

Terry: WE ARE SHOWING

YOU HOW SOME STUDENTS AREh

BUCKING THE HIGH COST OF

COLLEGE AND GETTING THEIR

DEGREE DEBT-FREE.

THAT'S NEXT.

Pat: WELCOME BACK.

YOU'RE WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB."

GLAD TO HAVE YOU WITH US.

I HAVE THE HONOR OF BEING

THE FOUNDER AND CHANCELLOR

OF A VERY SIGNIFICANT

UNIVERSITY.

IT HAS CONGRATULAT GRADUATE

SCHOOLS AND UNDERGRADUATE

SCHOOLS.

I WANT TO TELL YOU, THE COST

OF AN EDUCATION IS REALLY

TOUGH.

IF YOU'RE GOING TO BE PAYING

FOR COLLEGE THIS YEAR, GET

READY FOR MAJOR TUITION

SHOCK.

TUITION HAS GONE UP AS MUCH

AS 40%.

BUT AS EPHRAIM GRAHAM

REPORTS, SOME STUDENTS ARE

WORKING HARD TO AVOID GOING

INTO DEBT TO PAY FOR THEIR

EDUCATION.

IT WAS VERY STRESSFUL TO

START.

Reporter: CHRISTOPHER

WELLS IS A MAN ON A MISSION,

EARN A DEGREE DEBT-FREE.

MY FIRST YEAR, MY MOTHER

HAD TO TAKE MONEY OUT OF THE

401K PLAN.

WE HAD A DEAL, AND SHE SAID

SHE WOULD PAY THE FIRST YEAR

OF SCHOOL, BUT EVERY YEE I

WOULD HAVE TO PAY MYSELF OR

FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO IT.

Reporter: HOW DOES HE

DO IT?

THE 20-YEAR-OLD WORKS

SUMMERS, INSTEAD OF CHILLING

OUT.

HE IS AN INTERN, AND WAITS

TABLES ON THE WEEKENDS.

HE ALSO LIVES AT HOME AND

COMMUTES TO CLASS.

I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO

LIVE ON CAMPUS, AND I COULD

HAVE TAKEN OUT A LOAN, BUT I

JUST CHOSE NOT TO.

THAT WAS ONE OF THE BIGGEST

DECISIONS FOR ME.

Reporter: WHILE IT

HASN'T BEEN EASY, THIS HONOR

STUDENT IS ON TRACK TO

GRADUATE NEXT YEAR WITH NO

STUDENT LOAN DEBT.

MANY OF HIS CLASSMATES WON'T

BE ABLE TO ENJOY THE SAME

FREEDOM.

SOME OF THEM ARE, BUT A

LOT OF THEM AREN'T.

THEY ARE ON CAMPUS.

THEIR PARENTS PAY FOR THEIR

TUITION.

AND THEY'RE KIND OF JUST

GOING WITH THE MOTION, AND

THAT'S JUST NOT ME.

Reporter: THE LATEST

FIGURES SHOW STUDENT DEBT IN

AMERICA HAS CLIMBED TO ONE

TRILLION DOLLARS.

THE AVERAGE BALANCE, ABOUT

$23,000.

HOWEVER, SOME COLLEGE

GRADUATES ARE LOOKING AT

MORE THAN $100,000 IN THE

RED.

THAT DEBT IS EVEN TOUGHER TO

PAY BACK IN TODAY'S ECONOMY,

WHERE MOST COLLEGE GRADUATES

CAN'T FIND A JOB.

MANY TIMES, PEOPLE SPEND

$100,000 TO GET A DEGREE IN

GERMAN POLKA HISTORY.

WHERE ARE THEY GOING TO GET

THIS MONEY BACK.

Reporter: DAVE RAMSEY

SAYS STUDENTS HAVE TO CHANGE

THEIR THINKING WHEN IT COMES

TO COLLEGE.

LET'S GO BACK TO THE

OLD-FASHIONED WAY OF PAYING

FOR IT.

YOU ACTUALLY CAN DO IT.

IT IS DIFFICULT, IT'S CALLED

WORK.

Reporter: THAT WORK

BEGINS YEARS BEFORE EVEN

APPLYING FOR COLLEGE.

STEP ONE, CHOOSE A SCHOOL

YOU CAN ACTUALLY AFFORD.

PERHAPS A COMMUNITY COLLEGE

TO GET STARTED.

THEN, LOOK FOR FREE MONEY IN

THE FORM OF GRANTS AND

SCHOLARSHIPS.

YOU'VE GOT TO APPLY FOR

SCHOLARSHIPS.

THERE ARE LOTS OF THEM OUT

THERE.

YOU'VE GOT TO TAKE CLASSES

ON HOW TO TAKE YOUR

S.A.T.s.

AND THEN YOU GET GRANTS.

I GRANT YOU THE RIGHT TO

WORK WHILE YOU'RE IN

SCHOOL.

W-O-R-K HAS NOT KILLED

ANYONE.

Reporter: AND WHEN THEY

MAKE IT TO CAMPUS, WATCH OUT

FOR THE LIFESTYLE EXTRAS,

LIKE PIZZAS AND PARTIES.

THE AVERAGE COLLEGE

STUDENT GRADUATING HAD

$27,900 IN STUDENT LOAN

DEBT.

THAT'S THE INTERESTING THING

THAT'S ABOUT WHAT THEY SPENT

OVER FOUR YEARS TO LIVE

OFF-CAMPUS, IN AN APARTMENT,

TO EAT OUT, TO ATTEND SOCIAL

FUNCTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH

COLLEGE.

SO REALLY, THOSE DOLLARS

THAT DROVE THEM INTO DEBT

WERE NOT EDUCATION DOLLARS.

THEY WERE LIFESTYLE

DOLLARS.

Reporter: A LESSON

CHRISTOPHER WELLS HAS

ALREADY MASTERED.

MY MOTHER ALWAYS SAID TO

ME, IF YOU AIN'T GOT IT,

DON'T GET IT.

SO IF I DON'T HAVE IT, I'M

NOT GOING TO GET IT.

IF I DON'T HAVE THE CASH FOR

IT, I'M NOT GOING TO BUY

IT.

Reporter: WELLS DOESN'T

CARRY A CREDIT CARD OR EVEN

A CAR LOAN.

HE STILL DRIVES HIS 2001

CHEVY HIS PARENTS GAVE HIM

BACK IN HIGH SCHOOL.

LIFE IS NOT ALL ABOUT

PARTYING.

IF YOU WANT TO BE

SUCCESSFUL, YOU HAVE TO

WORK, YOU HAVE TO SAVE YOUR

MONEY, AND YOU HAVE TO

BUDGET.

IT IS VERY ESSENTIAL.

Reporter: EPHRAIM

GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Pat: GOOD ADVICE FROM

YOU FOLKS, AND DAVE RAMSEY

IS A GOOD GUY.

I MUST SAY THESE FOR-PROFIT

UNIVERSITIES MAKE MONEY FROM

THE GOVERNMENT BY STUDENTS

TAKING OUT GOVERNMENT

LOANS.

AND THEY MAKE A LOT OF

MONEY.

YOU KNOW, THE UNIVERSITY OF

PHOENIX IS A HUGELY

SUCCESSFUL STOCK COMPANY,

AND THEY MAKE A LOT OF

MONEY.

AND THEY MAKE IT BY HAVING

STUDENTS.

THE QUESTION IS: HOW MANY OF

THOSE STUDENTS GRADUATE

AFTER THREE OR FOUR YEARS,

AND HOW MANY OF THEM HAVE

GOOD JOBS WHEN THEY GET

THROUGH?

I MEAN, THAT'S THE ULTIMATE

SUCCESS.

AND IF THEY WIND UP WITH A

BUNCH OF LOANS, I MEAN THE

SCHOOLS ENCOURAGE THEM.

IT'S AN EASY, EASY THING TO

SIGN A FEW PAPERS AND YOU

PICK UP SOME MONEY FROM THE

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

AND IT'S LOW INTEREST AND SO

FORTH.

BUT I'LL TELL YOU, IT'S LIKE

A NUCE AROUND YOUR NECK.

WELL, TERRY --

Terry: COMING UP,

FASCINATING, A SURVIVOR OF

THE AURORA SHOOTINGS TELLS

US WHAT HAPPENS THAT NIGHT

IN THE MOVIE THEATER.

SATAN'S PLAN WAS TO KILL

AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE.

AND THEN HE LEFT JAMES.

Terry: HEAR THE

PERSONAL MESSAGE THIS VICTIM

HAS FOR JAMES HOLMES. ññ ñ

Pat: AT MIDNIGHT ON

JULY THE 20th, 2012, THE

CENTURY 16 THEATER IN THE

CITY OF AURORA, COLORADO,

WAS SCREENING THE THIRD AND

FINAL MOVIE IN THE BATMAN

TRILOGY.

ABOUT 30 MINUTES INTO THE

FILM, A MASKED MAN, WEARING

TACTICAL GEAR, WALKED INTO

THE THEATER, VIA THE

EMERGENCY EXIT, AND SOME OF

THE MOVIE-GOERS BELIEVE THAT

HE WAS WEARING A COSTUME,

LIKE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE

AUDIENCE, WHO HAD DRESSED UP

FOR THE EVENT.

THAT'S WHEN A MASKED MAN

NAMED JAMES HOLMES SET OFF A

SMOKE BOMB AND BEGAN FIRING

HIS SEMI AUTOMATIC WEAPONS.

12 PEOPLE DIED IN THE

MASSACRE.

58 OTHERS WERE WOUNDED.

AND WHILE SOME PEOPLE HAVE

CALLED FOR JAMES HOLMES TO

RECEIVE THE DEATH PENALTY

FOR HIS CRIMES, AT LEAST ONE

VICTIM IS NOT ANGRY AT

JAMES.

INSTEAD, HE FORGIVES HIM.

LOOK AT THIS.

Reporter: MOVIE-GOERS

IN AURORA, COLORADO, JUST

WANTED TO GET THE FIRST

GLIMPSE THEY COULD OF THE

THIRD BATMAN MOVIE "THE DARK

KNIGHT RISES."

BUT WHEN 24-YEAR-OLD JAMES

HOLMES CHARGED IN THE EXIT

DOOR WITH A SHOTGUN, A SEMI

AUTOMATIC RIFLE AND TWO SEMI

AUTOMATIC PISTOLS, WHAT

SHOULD HAVE BEEN AN

ENTERTAINING NIGHT AT THE

MOVIES BECAME A REAL LIFE

HORROR.

THE TRAGEDY ON JULY 20th

LEFT 12 DEAD AND 58

WOUNDED.

WITH HIS BRIGHT ORANGE HAIR,

JAMES HOLMES HAS BECOME A

HOUSEHOLD NAME.

HIS CHARGES, 24 COUNTS OF

MURDER.

TWO COUNTS FOR EACH PERSON

HE SHOT AND KILLED, 116

COUNTS OF ATTEMPTED MURDER.

ONE COUNT OF POSSESSION OF

EXPLOSIVES, AND ANOTHER FOR

THE CRIME OF VIOLENCE.

THERE IS STILL A LOT OF

QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT

HAPPENED, ESPECIALLY RIGHT

HERE IN AURORA.

THERE IS JUST SO MUCH

GRIEF.

YOU CAN FEEL THE PAIN.

AND EVEN AN UNSPOKEN ANGER.

IT IS REALLY HARD FOR PEOPLE

TO PROCESS A MASSACRE THAT

HAPPENED RIGHT IN THEIR OWN

BACKYARD.

SOME PEOPLE CAN'T EVEN TALK

ABOUT IT YET.

BUT THERE IS ONE MAN WHO IS

TAKING EVERY OPPORTUNITY

THAT HE CAN, AND HE IS NOT

POINTING FINGERS.

HE IS OFFERING FORGIVENESS.

AS SOON AS I CAN,

LITERALLY, THE FIRST DAY

THAT I AM ALLOWED TO GO SEE

HIM, I WANT TO MEET HIM.

THE VERY FIRST THING I WANT

TO SAY IS, JAMES, I FORGIVE

YOU.

Reporter: THE

28-YEAR-OLD WAS IN THE

THEATER AND WAS SHOT THREE

TIMES, BUT EVERY TIME OF

WEAPON JAMES HOLMES HAD.

TELL ME ABOUT THAT EVIL

FEELING, LIKE THE FEELING OF

DEATH THAT YOU FELT.

WELL, I MEAN IT'S VERY

REAL.

IT IS AN EVIL AND A DARKNESS

THAT YOU CAN JUST FEEL.

YOU COULD FEEL THAT HATRED.

THAT HATRED TOWARDS

HUMANITY.

Reporter: WHEN YOU SEE

THE PICTURES OF HIM, WHEN

THE PICTURES CAME OUT FROM

THE COURT, WHAT WENT THROUGH

YOUR MIND?

HONESTLY, WHEN I FIRST

SAW HIM, I SAW JUST THAT

DAZED AND THAT CONFUSED, AND

JUST THAT HOLLOW LOOK, AND I

IMMEDIATELY FELT SORROW FOR

HIM.

Reporter: PIERCE'S

COMPASSION COMES FROM HIS

OWN EXPERIENCE WITH

DEPRESSION AND DARKNESS.

I DO KNOW WHAT IT FEELS

LIKE WHEN THE DARKNESS

SWALLOWS YOU, AND TO KNOW

WHAT THERE IS -- WHAT IT IS

LIKE TO KNOW THERE IS NO

HOPE IN THIS WORLD.

I WENT THROUGH A PERIOD

WHERE THAT WAS THE TRUTH OF

MY LIFE.

THAT'S WHAT I KNEW.

MY MOM WAS BIPOLAR, AND SO I

SAW THE DARKNESS AFFECT HER

THROUGHOUT MY LIFE.

AND THAT SAME DEMON FOLLOWED

ME.

THERE WERE TIMES IN MY LIFE

WHEN I WOULD LITERALLY JUST

LAY IN MY BED WITH THE

SHADES DRAWN AND JUST THINK

OF DEATH AND THINK OF WAYS

THAT I COULD END MY LIFE SO

I WOULDN'T HAVE TO BE BE BE

HERE AND SUFFER THIS PAIN

ANYMORE.

WHEN I FOUND JESUS, THEN THE

DARKNESS SLOWLY BUT SURELY

STARTED TO GO AWAY.

Reporter: HE SAYS IT IS

HIS CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH

JESUS THAT GAVE HIM INSIGHT

INTO WHAT WAS SPIRITUALLY

GOING ON THE NIGHT OF THE

MOVIE THEATER SHOOTING.

WHEN I EXPERIENCED THE

LIGHT COME IN, THE DARKNESS

VERY MUCH RAN.

THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT GOD

CAME IN.

AND WE KNOW THAT SATAN CAN'T

STAND UP TO GOD.

SATAN RAN AND HE FLED AND HE

LEFT JAMES HOLMES.

AND JAMES NOW IS JUST AN

EMPTY, HALLOW, SHELL OF A

SOUL THAT HAS BEEN TORTURED

ALL OF THESE YEARS IN THIS

WHOLE BUILDUP.

SATAN'S PLAN WAS TO KILL AS

MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE, AND

THEN HE LEFT JAMES.

AND NOW SATAN'S PLAN IS FOR

AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE

TO HATE HIM.

TO BRING THAT HATRED AND

THAT ANGER TO THE WORLD.

BUT GOD'S LIGHT IS SHINING

THROUGH ALL OF THIS.

THAT'S WHY I PRAY FOR

FORGIVENESS.

I PRAY FOR THOSE FAMILIES TO

FORGIVE BECAUSE THAT IS PART

OF GOD'S PLAN, YOU KNOW.

FOR THEM TO BE COMFORTED BY

JUST THAT FREEDOM THAT COMES

FROM FORGIVENESS.

I'M A CHRISTIAN, PIERCE,

AND I HAD A HARD TIME

FORGIVING JAMES HOLMES RIGHT

WHEN THE STORY BROKE.

AND I'M JUST AMAZED AT HOW

YOU WERE ABLE TO FORGIVE SO

FAST.

HOW DID YOU DO THAT?

JESUS IS PART OF ME.

AND HE IS IN ME.

AND I'M JUST BLESSED.

I MEAN, I'M BLESSED TO NOT

EVEN FEEL THAT ANGER AND

THAT HATRED.

IT IS LIKE THE LORD HAS BEEN

PREPARING ME FOR SO LONG FOR

THIS.

AND HIS GIFT TO ME FOR BEING

A FAITHFUL AND HUMBLE

SERVANT WAS NOT TO EVEN

ALLOW THAT DARKNESS TO GET

WITHIN EAR-SHOT OF MY

HEART.

Reporter: NOTHING?

NOTHING.

THE FORGIVENESS DOESN'T COME

FROM ME.

IT COMES FROM JESUS.

SO FOR THOSE PEOPLE, IF

YOU'RE STRUGGLING THAT

BADLY, THAT MEANS THERE IS

SOME DISCONNECT BETWEEN YOUR

HEART AND CHRIST.

THERE IS SOME WALL THAT HAS

BEEN PUT THERE BY YOURSELF.

I MEAN, YOU'RE THE ONE WHO

HAS PUT THAT WALL UP.

SO I WOULD SAY IF YOU ARE

STRUGGLING WITH THAT, THAT

IT'S TIME TO REACH OUT EVEN

HARDER.

REACH WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART

TO JESUS.

DIVE INTO YOUR SCRIPTURE.

READ THE GOSPEL.

MEDITATE ON IT, PRAY ON IT,

AND REACH FOR JESUS.

BEG JESUS TO JUST COME INTO

YOUR HEART AND JUST SHOW YOU

WHAT THAT FEELS LIKE TO

FORGIVE.

Reporter: THAT DOESN'T

MEAN YOU JUST FORGIVE AND

YOU FORGET, RIGHT?

OF COURSE I BELIEVE THAT

HE DESERVES PUNISHMENT FOR

THIS.

WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE FOR

ME?

I PRAY HE GETS A LIFE TERM

IN PRISON.

THAT WAY HE'S GOT ANOTHER

50, 60 YEARS ON THIS WORLD

TO TURN TO GOD.

IF HE WOULD LET ME, I WOULD

GRAB HOLD OF HIS HAND AND I

WOULD SQUEEZE IT, AND I

WOULD PRAY WITH HIM.

Reporter: AT THE END OF

OUR INTERVIEW, PIERCE, IN

FACT, PRAYED FOR JAMES.

LORD I WOULD JUST ASK

THAT IN THE MIDST OF ALL OF

THE DARKNESS, ALL OF THE

SORROW, ALL OF THE HATRED,

ALL OF THE ANGER THAT IS IN

JAMES' HEART, LORD, I WOULD

ASK YOU TO REACH IN THERE,

YOU SEE HIM FOR WHO HE IS,

HE IS ANOTHER FALLEN SOUL

THAT NEEDS YOUR LOVE, NEEDS

YOUR GUIDANCE.

I WOULD PRAY THAT YOU WOULD

JUST HELP HIM, FIRST FIND

THAT REMORSE THAT HE NEEDS

TO FIND, THE REMORSE FOR

WHAT HE DID, FOR THE

ATROCIOUS SINS THAT HE

COMMITTED.

AND THEN, LORD, I WOULD JUST

ASK YOU TO DO MIRACULOUS

THINGS AND HEAL HIM.

THAT ONE DAY -- ONE DAY HE

ACTUALLY GETS TO KNOW YOU,

LORD.

I PRAY THA THAT THE DAY

COMES THAT YOU WILL WELCOME

HIM INTO YOUR KINGDOM.

WE PRAY ALL OF THESE THINGS

IN THE MIGHTY AND BEAUTIFUL

NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.

AMEN.

Pat: I'LL TELL YOU, I

AM AMAZED, THAT A YOUNG MAN

LIKE PIERCE, WHO HAS SUCH A

MATURE UNDERSTANDING.

WHAT A GODLY YOUNG MAN.

I'LL TELL YOU, HE IS AN

EXAMPLE TO ALL OF US.

AND THAT PRAYER, SO

BEAUTIFUL FOR THAT

ASSASSIN.

Terry: PAT, I THINK WE

SEE SO CLEARLY IN PIERCE THE

REASON WHY GOD ASKS US TO

FORGIVE PEOPLE WHO HAVE

DEEPLY AND WRONGLY OFFENDED

US.

HE IS FREE.

HE LIVES FREE.

HE IS NOT BITTER.

HE IS NOT RESENTFUL.

WE DON'T REALIZE THAT OUR

UNFORGIVENESS OWNS US UNTIL

WE LET GO OF IT.

IT DOESN'T MEAN WE'RE

SANCTIONING WHAT THE PERSON

DID, AND HE SO CLEARLY SAID

THAT.

Pat: HE UNDERSTANDS THE

SPIRITUAL REALITY BEHIND

THESE ACTS.

THAT SHOOTER WAS CAPTURED BY

SATAN.

HE HAD THE DEMONIC LOOK.

AND SATAN TOOK HIM OVER.

THAT IS NO EXCUSE IN THE

LAW, TO SAY THAT THE DEVIL

MADE ME DO IT.

BUT, NEVERTHELESS, HE WAS

DRIVEN BECAUSE SOMEBODY GAVE

HIM ALL OF THOSE PLANS.

HE HAD IT ALL FIGURED OUT,

EVERYTHING, INCLUDING

BOOBY-TRAPPING HIS OWN

APARTMENT.

HE WAS GOING TO HURT AS MANY

PEOPLE AS HE COULD.

BUT THAT JUST WASN'T HUMAN.

IT WAS SATANIC.

IN A SENSE, YOU CAN'T HATE A

HUMAN BEING WHO IS UNDER THE

CONTROL OF SATAN.

AS FAR AS THE LAW, YOU HAVE

TO TREAT HIM AS --

Terry: THE ACTIONS HAVE

TO BE DETAILS WITH.

Pat: THERE IS NO

QUESTION.

BUT, NEVERTHELESS, WE WANT

TO PRAY FOR THESE WHO

SUFFERED.

I THINK ALSO OF THREE YOUNG

MEN -- THEY SAY NO GREATER

LOVE HAS ANY MAN THAN HE

GAVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS

FRIEND.

THREE OF THESE YOUNG MEN

ACTUALLY PROTECTED THEIR

GIRLFRIENDS AND DIED TO SAVE

THE LIVES OF THEIR

GIRLFRIENDS.

THAT WAS EXTRAORDINARY.

WE SAY THE LOST

GENERATION -- NO WAY.

THESE ARE NOBLE ACTS BY

NOBLE PEOPLE.

AND WE WANT TO PRAY FOR

THESE WHO ARE THE VICTIMS,

AND THOSE WHO ARE STILL

GRIEVING AND SUFFERING.

AND -- MAN, THIS IS A LESSON

FOR US ALL.

I'M HUMBLED TO HEAR THE

TESTIMONY OF THAT YOUNG

MAN.

FATHER, WE PRAY FOR THESE

VICTIMS, THE FAMILIES, THE

LOVED ONES, THOSE WHO ARE

FILLED WITH GRIEF AND

SORROW, STILL, AS THEY

CONTEMPLATE THIS HIDEOUS

ACT.

AND WE ASK, LORD, THAT

YOU'RE SPIRIT MAY DESCEND

UPON THEM.

GIVE THEM PACE AND PEACE

IN A FORGIVING HEART IN THE

NAME OF JESUS.

AND WHEN WE PRAY, DELIVER US

FROM EVIL.

WE KNOW WHAT YOU MEANT.

DELIVER US FROM THE EVIL ONE

WHO WOULD KILL AND DESTROY

AND MAIM PRECIOUS LIVES THAT

YOU LOVE.

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, STILL

AHEAD, IN A COUNTRY WITH

300 MILLION PEOPLE ON A

PLANET WITH SEVEN BILLION

OTHERS, WHAT CAN YOU DO TO

STAND OUT?

ONE AUTHOR SAYS HE KNOWS THE

SECRET, AND HE IS WILLING TO

SHARE IT WITH YOU.

THAT'S LATER ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

Reporter: WELCOME TO

WASHINGTON FOR THIS CBN NEWS

BREAK.

NEW INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION

SAYS IRAN IS CLOSER TO

DEVELOPING A NUCLEAR WEAPON

THAN EXPERTS PREVIOUSLY

THOUGHT.

THE ISRAELI NEWSPAPER

REPORTS ISRAEL AND FOUR

OTHER COUNTRIES HAVE

OBTAINED NEW INTELLIGENCE

INFORMATION.

THE COUNTRIES INCLUDE THE

U.S., BRITAIN, FRANCE, AND

GERMANY.

TWO CHURCHES IN HAWAII ARE

CHALLENGING THAT STATE'S

CIVIL UNIONS LAW.

THEY SAY AN EXEMPTION FOR

CHURCHES NEEDS TO BE

WIDENED.

ACCORDING TO THE LAW,

CHURCHES THAT PERFORM

MARRIAGES ONLY FOR THEIR OWN

MEMBERS, DON'T HAVE TO

PERFORM CIVIL UNION

CEREMONIES.

HOWEVER, CHURCHES THAT MARRY

NON-MEMBERS ARE NOT EXEMPT

FROM THE LAW.

HAWAII'S CIVIL UNION LAW

COVERS SAME-SEX AND

OPPOSITE-SEX COUPLES.

THE STATE'S ATTORNEY-GENERAL

SAYS THE CHURCHES ARE USING

THE LAWSUIT TO OVER TURN THE

LAW.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

GOING TO OUR WEBSITE AT

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PAT AND TERRY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Terry: HERE IS A

QUESTION FOR YOU: WHAT'S THE

ONE THING THAT YOU CAN DO

BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE IN

THE ENTIRE WORLD?

AUTHOR PHIL COOK SAYS HE HAS

MET WITH TOP C.E.O.s WHO

CAN'T ANSWER THAT QUESTION.

BUT IF YOU CAN ANSWER IT,

YOU WILL HAVE DISCOVERED THE

THING THAT YOU WERE BORN TO

DO.

Reporter: MEDIA

PRODUCER AND AUTHOR PHIL

COOK SAYS WE LIVE IN A

CLUTTERED AND DISTRACTED

CULTURE.

IN FACT, RESEARCH SHOWS THAT

WE'RE BOMBARDED WITH 5,000

MEDIA MESSAGES EVERY DAY.

IN OUR INFORMATION OVER

LOADED, MULTI-TASKING

SOCIETY, IT CAN BE HARD TO

DISCOVER WHAT YOUR PURPOSE

IS OR HOW TO STAND OUT FROM

THE CROWD.

TODAY IT IS NOT JUST

ABOUT HAVING A GREAT

MESSAGE, BUT HOW DOES THAT

MESSAGE CUT THROUGH AND GET

NOTICED.

AND THE BEST WAY IS TO BE

EXTRAORDINARY AT ONE BIG

THING.

Reporter: PHIL HELPS

YOU DISCOVER WHAT YOU WERE

BORN TO DO IN HIS NEW BOOK

"ONE BIG THING."

Terry: OH, AND IT'S

GOOD.

PLEASE WELCOME BACK TO "THE

700 CLUB," THE AUTHOR OF

"ONE BIG THING, THING PHIL

COOK.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH,

TERRY.

I APPRECIATE IT.

Terry: YOU SAY THE BOOK

IS NOT A HOW-TO BOOK, AND

YOU CAN'T TELL US WHAT OUR

BIG THING IS BUT YOU CAN

HELP US FIND IT?

ABSOLUTELY.

I THINK GOD HAS GIVEN US A

UNIQUE D.N.A., FINGERPRINT.

THE QUESTIONS ARE WHAT IS

THE JOURNEY YOU NEED TO TAKE

AND HOW DO YOU EVENTUALLY

FIND IT.

Terry: YOU ASK SOME

QUESTIONS THAT -- IT'S NOT

THAT THE QUESTION IS SO

DIFFICULT, BUT WE'VE NEVER

THOUGHT TO ASK OURSELVES

THESE THINGS.

MOST OF US THINK IF WE'RE

PRETTY GOOD AT SOMETHING,

THAT THAT IS GOOD ENOUGH,

BUT IT ISN'T, IS IT?

WE LIVE IN ONE OF THE

MOST DISTRACTED AGES IN THE

WORLD.

YOU'RE NEVER GOING TO GET

NOTICED BY BEING PRETTY GOOD

AT A LOT OF THINGS.

THE PEOPLE WHO GET THEIR

IDEAS ACROSS ARE PEOPLE WHO

ARE EXTRAORDINARY AT ONE BIG

THING.

Terry: ONCE YOU'VE

DISCOVERED YOUR ONE BIG

THING, WHAT DO YOU DO NEXT?

I MEET A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO

THINK THEY KNOW THEY'RE ONE

BIG THING, BUT THEY'RE NOT

GOING ANYWHERE.

A BIG QUESTION.

IT IS SO IMPORTANT I DEVOTED

THE LAST HALF OF THE BOOK TO

THAT ISSUE.

IF YOU HAVE A MOVIE IDEA IN

YOUR HEART, A BOOK IN YOUR

HEART, OR A MINISTRY

OUTREACH, HOW DO YOU

ACTUALLY GET THAT OUT

THERE.

I THINK FIGURING OUT THE ONE

BIG THING IS CRITICAL

BECAUSE IT HELPS YOU FOCUS.

I REALLY BELIEVE THAT FOCUS

IS THE KEY.

WE THOUGHT MULTI-TASKING WAS

THE ANSWER, BUT RESEARCH

STUDY AFTER STUDY SHOWS US

THAT MULTI-TASKING ONLY

HELPS US DO A LOT OF THINGS

BADLY.

WE'RE JUST NOT GOOD AT

MULTI-TASKING.

Terry: AND FOR A LOT OF

PEOPLE, I THINK -- IN FACT,

YOU SAY THIS IN YOUR BOOK,

FINDING YOUR ONE BIG THING,

WE LOOK AT IT AS JOB

OPTIONS, BUT SOMETIMES IT IS

SOMETHING THAT BURNS INSIDE

OF US NOT EVEN IN A POF

WAY. POF-- POSITIVE WAY.

IT MAY BE THE ONE THING THAT

BUGS YOU.

AND IT COULD BE THE ONE

BIG THING THAT DRIVES THEM

MOST.

I DON'T THINK MOTHER TERESA

WAS HAVING A PICNIC WORK

WORKING IN THE GUTTERS OF

CALCUTTA.

I THINK SHE HATED IT SO

MUCH, SHE DECIDED TO DO

SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

IT IS NOT REALLY A JOB.

IT IS MORE OF AN OVERARCHING

PURPOSE, WHY AM I HERE?

Terry: AND THE PEOPLE

THAT I KNOW WHO ARE REALLY

SATISFIED WITH THEIR JOBS

ARE SATISFIED BECAUSE

THEY'RE GOING SOMEWHERE.

THEY'RE DOING SOMETHING IN

THEIR HEART AND MIND

MATTERS.

WHETHER IT MATTERS TO YOU

AND ME IS INCONSEQUENTIAL.

IT MATTERS TO THEM.

YOU MENTIONED THE IMPORTANCE

OF GETTING NOTICED.

HOW DO YOU DO THAT?

WHEN WE MENTIONED THE

NUMBERS OF PEOPLE IN THE

WORLD, AND PEOPLE WHO ARE

PRETTY GOOD AT THINGS.

ONE OF THE KEYS I HAVE IN

THE BOOK IS BE ORIGINAL.

SO OFTEN WE SPEND OUR TIME

COPYING OTHER PEOPLE, AND I

THINK CHRISTIANS ARE AS BAD

AS ANYBODY AT THAT, TRYING

TO COPY THE WORLD AND MANY

WAYS.

IIBLI BELIEVE IN THIS

INCREDIBLY CLUTTERED

CULTURE, THE ORIGINAL

MESSAGE STANDS OUT AND GETS

NOTICED.

Terry: AND I THINK EVEN

WHEN YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS

YOU'RE PASSIONATE ABOUT, WE

THINK, I'M GOING TO PRAY

ABOUT THIS AND GET ALL KINDS

OF ADVICE FROM FAMILY AND

FRIENDS, AND AT SOME POINT,

IT INVOLVES TAKING A LEAP OF

FAITH.

I THINK IT DOES.

WAITING FOR GOD IS NOT ABOUT

SITTING ON THE SOFA EATING

CHEETAHS.

I'M A BELIEVER IN ACTING.

AT SOME POINT YOU'VE GOT TO

ACT, STEP OUT THERE IN

FAITH.

AND I THINK GOD WILL DIRECT

YOU AND SHOW YOU THE WAY TO

DO IT..

FORGIVING OUT YOUR ONE BIG

THING IS A JOURNEY, SO I SAY

GET STARTED RIGHT AWAY.

Terry: TALK A LITTLE

ABOUT DESTINY.

WE ARE SO IMPACTED BY

CIRCUMSTANCES AND EVENTS AS

THEY HAPPEN, INSTEAD OF

REALIZING WE CAN STAND UP

AND TAKE CHARGE OF SOME OF

THOSE THINGS, THAT WE'RE NOT

JUST A VICTIM OF DESTINY.

A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK

DESTINY IS A LOCKED,

CONCRETE THING.

WHEN I GET DIVORCED, AND

WHEN MY SON COMES BACK FROM

THE WAR WITH NO LEGS, WHEN

YOU HAVE A CAR ACCIDENT --

WHEN SOMETHING TERRIBLE

HAPPENS, PEOPLE THINK I'VE

LOST MY DESTINY.

BUT DESTINY IS A MOVING

TARGET.

WE CAN ADJUST.

WE CAN CHANGE OUR LIFE AND

KEEP MOVING TOWARD IT.

I DON'T THINK PEOPLE HAVE

LOST THEIR DESTINY NO MATTER

WHAT HAPPENS.

I THINK GOD HAS THAT PURPOSE

OUT THERE FOR US.

WE MAY HAVE TO MAKE CHANGES

IN OUR LIFE AND ADJUST, BUT

I DON'T THINK THERE IS EVER

A POINT WHERE WE'VE REALLY

LOST OUR DESTINY.

Terry: IT IS NOT ALWAYS

DEPENDENT ON THINGS WE THINK

THAT MATTER.

THAT'S TRUE.

IT IS BIGGER THAN US.

Terry: HAVE YOU FOUND

YOUR OWN BIG THING?

MY ONE BIG THING IS

HELPING ORGANIZATIONS ENGAGE

THE CULTURE MORE

EFFECTIVELY.

I'M A BIG BELIEVER AS

CHRISTIANS, WE NEED TO USE

THE MEDIA MORE EFFECTIVELY,

AND GET OUR STORY OUT

THERE.

THERE WAS A TIME 100 YEARS

AGO WHERE WE WERE PATRONS OF

THE ARTS.

WE GOT THE GREATEST ARTISTS

OF THE TIME TO TELL OUR

STORY.

I WANT TO HELP ORGANIZATIONS

DO THAT AGAIN, CHURCHES,

MINISTRY, NON-PROFITS.

WHEN YOU FIND THAT ONE BIG

THING, PASSION TAKES OVER.

Terry: IT REALLY,

REALLY DOES.

AS A MOTHER OF A YOUNG

PEOPLE WHO ARE HEADING INTO

LIFE, I FOUND THIS

FASCINATING.

I LOVED READING THIS BOOK,

BUT I LOVED GETTING IT FOR

MY CHILDREN AS WELL.

IT IS A GOOD EVALUATOR FOR

ALL OF US.

DON'T LET SOMEONE ELSE LIVE

YOUR LIFE.

LIVE IT YOURSELF.

THE BOOK IS CALLED "ONE BIG

THING, DISCOVERING WHAT YOU

WERE BORN TO DO."

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING

HERE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

HAVING ME HERE.

Pat: HOW INTERESTING.

WHAT IS OUR BIG THING?

WE HAVE A FEW BIG THINGS

GOING ON.

COMING UP, ONE BIG THING IN

SOMEBODY'S LIFE, TIME TO

BRING IT ON WITH YOUR

QUESTIONS.

JENNIFER SAYS, "RECENTLY MY

FIANCE WAS PUT IN PRISON.

NOW I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO

DO.

DO I STAY WITH HIM WHILE

HE'S LOCKED UP?"

WE'LL ANSWER THAT QUESTION

AND MORE COMING UP NEXT.

Terry: WELL, WE'VE GOT

SOMETHING COMING UP HERE.

WE'VE GOT SOME E-MAIL THAT

WE WANT TO BRING TO YOUR

ATTENTION.

YOU READY?

Pat: NO, BUT GIVE IT TO

ME ANYWAY.

Terry: THIS IS JENNIFER

WHO SAYS, "RECENTLY MY

FIANCE WAS LOCKED UP.

DO I STAY IN THE

RELATIONSHIP WHILE HE IS

BEHIND BARS, OR DO I CUT MY

LOSSES AND MOVE ON?

I'VE NEVER HAD TO DEAL WITH

ANYTHING LIKE THIS?"

Pat: WHOEVER TAKES

THESE QUESTIONS DOESN'T GET

ENOUGH INFORMATION.

IS HE LOCKED UP FOR A YEAR,

10 YEARS -- WHAT DID HE GET

LOCKED UP FOR.

Terry: AND MANY A LIFE

HAS BEEN REGENERATEED IN A

SITUATION LIKE THAT.

Pat: IT COULD BE

POSSESSION OF ONE OUNCE OF

MARIJUANA.

SO BIG DEAL.

Terry: OR IT COULD BE

ARMED ROBBERY.

Pat: YEAH.

IS HE A MEMBER OF A CRIMINAL

GANG?

IS HE GOING TO KEEP ON DOING

STUFF AND IM PERIL YOU?

WILL HE BRING YOU INTO THIS

CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE AND DRAG

YOUR LIFE DOWN?

OR WAS IT SOME MISDEMEANOR,

HE SLAPPED A POLICEMAN OR HE

BROKE A TRAGIC LAW.

TRAFFIC LAW.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT HE DID.

Terry: AND WHAT'S HIS

CHARACTER?

Pat: I WOULD STAY WITH

HIM FOR A WHILE.

IF IT IS FIVE YEARS, 10

YEARS, THAT'S A DECISION

THAT MAY RUIN YOUR LIFE.

IT MAY BE TIME TO SAY I'M

GOING TO MOVE ON.

Terry: PAT, THIS IS

PATTY WHO SAYS, "I'M A

42-YEAR-OLD FEMALE WHO HAVE

NEVER BEEN MARRIED.

MOST OF THE CHRISTIAN

SINGLES I MEET HAVE BEEN

MARRIED PREVIOUSLY.

IS IT OKAY FOR ME TO MARRY A

MAN WHO IS PREVIOUSLY

MARRIED.

IF I MARRY A MAN WHO DID NOT

HAVE, QUOTE,"AN EXCUSABLE

REASON FOR DIVORCE," IT

WOULD BE AS IF I WERE

COMMITTING ADULTERY?"

THAT'S A TOUGH ONE.

Pat: IT IS A TOUGH

ONE.

HE MAY BE THE ONE WHO HAD

THE ADULTERY.

Terry: AGAIN, THIS IS

ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE

YOU ALSO HAVE TO KNOW WHAT

GOD HAS DONE IN SOMEONE'S

SUPERIO SPIRITUAL LIFE

REDEMPTIVELY.

Pat: THERE IS SO MUCH I

DON'T GET IN THESE

QUESTIONS.

GOD IS A FORGIVING GOD.

HE IS A LOVING GOD.

AND HE PUTS LONELY PEOPLE

TOGETHER IN FAMILIES.

AND HE WANTS YOU TO BE IN A

FAMILY.

AND HE IS THE AUTHOR OF

MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY.

SO -- BUT HE SAID I HATE

DIVORCE.

HE HATES DIVORCE BECAUSE

WHAT IT DOES IS DESTROY THE

FAMILY UNIT THAT HE LOVES.

SO I DON'T KNOW WHY THIS GUY

GOT DIVORCED, AND WHAT THE

STORY WAS.

WHAT ABOUT HIM?

IS HE GUILTY OF INFIDELITY.

DID HE COMMIT IT?

Terry: SHE IS SAYING,

THERE WASN'T ANY ADULTERY

INVOLVED IN IT.

IT WAS JUST A DISSOLVED

MARRIAGE.

WHY?

Pat: WAS IT

INCOMPATIBLE?

WAS IT SO BAD HE COULDN'T

STAND LIVING THERE ANY

LONGER?

THERE IS SO MUCH TO BE TAKEN

INTO ACCOUNT.

THE OTHER RULE IS IF YOUR

CONSCIOUS OFFENDS YOU, THEN

DON'T DO IT.

THERE IS A GOVERNOR THAT GOD

PUTS INSIDE OF YOUR MIND AND

YOUR HEART THAT WILL SAY

THIS IS THE WAY.

LISTEN TO THAT GOVERNOR.

IF IT GOES AGAINST YO YOUR

CONSCIENCE, DON'T DO IT.

Terry: HEATHER SAYS,

"MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE BEEN

MARRIED FOR EIGHT YEARS, AND

WE HAVE FOUR YOUNG

CHILDREN.

HE IS NOT A CHRISTIAN, HE IS

VERBALLY ABUSIVE, AND WE

FIGHT CONSTANTLY. WE FIGHT,

AND HE HAS ALMOST LEFT ME

TWO OTHER TIMES FOR OTHER

WOMEN.

THE BIBLE SAYS WE SHOULDN'T

BE WITH NON-CHRISTIANS, BUT

GOD DOESN'T COMMAND

DIVORCE.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.

I DON'T WANT TO DISOBEY

GOD."

Pat: IF THE UNBELIEVING

SPOUSE IS PLEASED TO STAY

WITH THE BELIEVING SPOUSE,

BUT IF HE HAS MADE IT SO

DIFFICULT YOU CAN'T STAY, IT

SOUNDS LIKE CONSTRUCTIVE

DESERTION.

IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU'RE IN

CONSTRUCTIVE DESERTION.

AGAIN, DON'T BE INVOLVED

WITH UNYOLKED PERSONS.

IF THAT PERSON IS AN

UNBELIEVER, YOU'RE ASKING

FOR TROUBLE.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM LUKE: "BEHOLD, I

GIVE YOU THE AUTHORITY OVER

ALL OF THE POWER OF THE

ENEMY AND NOTHING, BY ANY

MEANS, SHALL HURT YOU."

SEE YOU TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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