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The 700 Club - August 31, 2012

Syndicated columnist Betsy Hart shares her personal experience of recovery from divorce. Plus, magician Jim Munroe learns that the power of God is no cheap trick. Read Transcript


FROM THE BIRTHPLACE OF

NAZI-ISM, ANOTHER EXTREMIST

MOVEMENT IS ON THE RISE.

THEY WANT TO SPREAD THIS

MESSAGE ALL OVER GERMANY.

Reporter: PLUS...

I HAD NO IDEA WHAT I WAS

IN FOR.

IT'S LIKE A BOMB WENT OFF IN

MY BODY.

Reporter: AND NATIONAL

SYNDICATED COLUMNIST BETSY

HART SHARES HER VIEWS ON

LOVE AND MARRIAGE ON TODAY'S

"THE 700 CLUB."

Gordon: WELCOME TO THE

PROGRAM, AND THANKS FOR

SPENDING THE TIME WITH US.

THERE WAS A REPUBLICAN

CONVENTION.

AND IN BETWEEN HURRICANES.

WITH THE WEAK ECONOMY,

MILLIONS OF AMERICANS OUT OF

WORK, MITT ROMNEY SAYS IT IS

TIME FOR CHANGE IN THE WHITE

HOUSE, AND HE SAYS HE IS THE

MAN WHO CAN DO THE JOB.

Terry: THAT'S RIGHT,

ROMNEY MADE HIS CASE TO THE

REPUBLICAN CONVENTION AND TO

AMERICA, EXPLAINING WHY HE

SHOULD BE PRESIDENT AND

BARACK OBAMA SHOULDN'T.

HEATHER CELLS HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: CLINT

EASTWOOD, THE EVENING'S

MYSTERY SPEAKER, LED INTO

ROMNEY'S SPEECH WITH AN

UNUSUAL MONOLOGUE, USING AN

EMPTY CHAIR TO REPRESENT THE

PRESIDENT.

BUT THE HOLLYWOOD STAR MADE

HIS POINT.

WHEN SOMEBODY DOES NOT DO

THE JOB, WE'VE GOT TO LET

HIM GO.

[APPLAUSE]

[CHEERING]

Reporter: AFTER TAKING

THE STAGE, ROMNEY WENT TO

THE ISSUE ON AMERICA'S MIND,

THE ECONOMY.

WHAT AMERICA NEEDS IS

JOBS, LOTS OF JOBS.

Reporter: ROMNEY LAID

OUT A FIVE-POINT PLAN TO ADD

5 MILLION NEW JOBS, AND HE

ATTACKED CUTS IN MEDICARE

AND ENERGY POLICIES.

BY 2020 AMERICA WILL BE

ENERGY INDEPENDENT BY TAKING

ADVANTAGE OF OUR COAL, OIL,

AND GAS.

Reporter: ROMNEY DREW

SHARP CONTRAST WITH OBAMA ON

THE ISSUE OF LIFE.

HE ARGUES THAT THE COUNTRY

IS LESS SAFE BECAUSE THE

PRESIDENT FAILED TO SLOW

IRAN'S NUCLEAR THREAT.

AND HE URGED AMERICANS WHO

VOTED FOR OBAMA TO CONSIDER

CHANGE.

YOU KNOW THERE IS

SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE JOB

HE HAS DONE AS PRESIDENT

WHEN THE BEST DAY HE HAD WAS

WHEN YOU VOTED FOR HIM.

WE WERE MORMONS, AND GROWING

UP IN MICHIGAN, THAT MIGHT

SEEM UNUSUAL OR OUT OF

PLACE.

BUT I REALLY DON'T REMEMBER

IT THAT WAY.

MY FRIENDS CARED MORE ABOUT

THE SPORTS TEAMS THAN WHAT

CHURCH WE WENT TO.

Reporter: TALKED ABOUT

HIS MOTHER.

I COULD SEE HER SAYING IN

HER BEAUTIFUL VOICE, WHY

SHOULD WOMEN HAVE ANY LESS

SAYING ABOUT THE GREAT

DECISIONS FACING OUR

NATION.

Reporter: NOW ROMNEY

WAITS FOR THE DEMOCRATIC

CONVENTION, AND THEN BOTH

PARTIES WILL TAKE THEIR

COMPAIGNS ON THE ROAD TO THE

U.S. PEOPLE.

Gordon: WELL, THERE IS

AN ELECTION COMING UP, AND

IT IS GOING TO BE A BIG

ONE.

THIS ONE WILL PROBABLY GO

DOWN TO THE WIRE AND IT WILL

BE HARD-HITTING.

IF YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED,

WE'VE GOT A TOOL FOR YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO TO

cbn.com, AND THEY'LL BE A

MAP OF THE UNITED STATES,

AND JUST CLICK ON YOUR

STATE, AND IT WILL TELL YOU

HOW YOU CAN GET REGISTERED

TO VOTE.

MAKE SURE YOUR REGISTERED.

MAKE SURE YOU VOTE.

LEE RELEE WEBB HAS MORE OF

OUR TOP STORIES FROM THE CBN

NEWS ROOM.

Lee: AS SOME LIBERALS

CALLED THE REPUBLICAN

NATIONAL CONVENTION JUST A

GATHERING OF WHITE PEOPLE,

BUT PAUL STRAND REPORTS THAT

WASN'T THE CASE.

HE FOUND A WIDE VERTEBRA OF

VARIETY OF FOLKS.

Reporter: THE CRITICS

SAY THE G.O.P. IS A PARTY OF

RICH, OLD WHITE GUYS, BUT

FOLKS WHO DON'T FIT THAT

PROFILE SHOWED UP.

HISPANICS, A DESPERATELY

DESIRED VOTING BLOCK, BUT

PUT OFF BY HARSH

ANTI-IMMIGRANT RHETORIC.

PROMINENT EVANGELICAL SAMUEL

RODRIGUEZ.

WE HAVE THE HISPANIC

FAITH COMMUNITY SAYING DO WE

REALLY WANT TO VOTE FOR A

PARTY THAT SEEMS, ACTS,

WALKS, AND TALKS LIKE THEY

DON'T WANT US.

Reporter: REPUBLICAN

CHELSEA HENRY, THIS

CONVENTION'S YOUNGEST FEMALE

DELEGATE, SAYS HER STANCE

HAS LED TO CRITICISM.

SOME PEOPLE SAY HEY,

BLACK REPUBLICAN, BUT I

DIDN'T TAKE OFFENSE TO IT.

ANY TIME I ENCOUNTER PEOPLE

WHO BELIEVE A LITTLE

DIFFERENT THAN ME, I LOOK AT

IT AS AN EDUCATIONAL

MOMENT.

Reporter: AND GAYS WHO

STAND STEADFASTLY AGAINST

GAY MARRIAGE.

MANY OPPONENTS ARE

REPRESENTED BY THE NATIONAL

ORGANIZATION FOR GAY

MARRIAGE, WHICH CHEERED THE

DEFEAT IN THE WRANGLE OVER

THE G.O.P. PLATFORM.

THERE WAS A LOT OF TALKS

FROM THE REPUBLICANS THAT

THEY WERE GOING TO WATER

DOWN THE PLATFORM ON

MARRIAGE.

THAT WAS TOTALLY

UNSUCCESSFUL.

Reporter: JIMMY SALVEO

CAME OUT IN A RAINSTORM TO

SUGGEST A CEASE-FIRE ON

THESE ISSUES.

WE SHOULD ALL BE FOCUSED

ON JOBS AND THE ECONOMY,

BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT THIS

ELECTION IS GOING TO BE

SELECTED ON.

Reporter: THE BIG PARTY

HOMOCON IS ONE OF THE

LARGEST IN THE CONVENTION.

GAY PEOPLE ARE DIFFERENT

THAN NO ONE ELSE.

ALL OF THE ISSUES THAT

EFFECT EVERY AMERICAN, JOBS,

THE ECONOMY, AND HOW WE'RE

GOING TO PUT GAS IN OUR

VEHICLES.

WE'VE GOT TO CUT A LOT OF

UNNECESSARILY SPENDING.

IT IS UNBELIEVABLE, WHEN YOU

START LOOKING AT WHAT WE'RE

SPENDING MONEY ON.

IT'S TOO BIG.

IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE LIMITED

GOVERNMENT.

IT IS UNLIMITED, OUT OF

CONTROL GOVERNMENT.

I HAVE A BIG PROBLEM WITH

BIG GOVERNMENT, AND A BIGGER

PROBLEM WITH THE DEBT WE

HAVE.

Reporter: THE G.O.P.,

WITH FOLKS LIKE THIS GETTING

MORE COLORFUL ALL OF THE

TIME.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS,

REPORTING FROM THE

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL

CONVENTION.

Lee: TURNING AWAY FROM

POLITICS, HURRICAN ISAAC IS

NOW A TROPICAL DEPRESSION.

CAUSING MASSIVE FLOODING,

THAT YOU SEE HERE.

MORE THAN A MILLION

HOUSEHOLDS AND BUSINESSES IN

MISSISSIPPI LOST POWER.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS ON

THE GROUND IN ONE OF THE

HARDEST HIT AREAS.

CBN NEWS' EPHRAIM GRAHAM IS

THERE, AND HE REPORTS THE

O.B. TEAM SERVED MORE THAN

2,000 MEALS IN TWO HOURS.

Reporter: A FLOOD WALL

SEPARATES ST ST. BERNARD'S

PARISH FROM PLAQUEMINES

PARISH.

ST. BERNARD RESIDENTS BEGIN

THEIR THURSDAY CLEANING

DEBRIS.

IN EAST PLAQUEMINES, RESCUE

TEAMS USE BOATS TO TOUR AN

AREA WHERE FLOODWATERS ARE

HIGHER THAN MOST HOMES.

WE WERE SUPPOSED TO BE

MOVING IN NEXT MONTH.

IT MIGHT BE A LITTLE DELAY

NOW.

Reporter: BECKY AND HER

HUSBAND HAVE SPENT THE LAST

FIVE YEARS FIXING ONE OF

THOSE HOMES.

IT WAS FIRST RUINED IN

KATRINA.

IT WAS DEFINITELY

DRENCHED DURING KATRINA,

BUT, BELIEVE IT OR NOT,

THERE WAS LESS WATER IN THE

HOUSE THEN THAN NOW.

Reporter: I AM STANDING

ON TOP OF THE LEVEE SOME

EIGHT FEET TO NINE FEET

DEEP.

THE WATER YOU SEE RUNNING SO

RAPIDLY IS SIX FEET TO SEVEN

FEET DEEP.

THE LEVEE CAUSED THE DITCH

TO DRAIN SOME OF THE WATER

AND EVENTUALLY OPEN THE

FLOOD WALL.

STILL, WORKERS ESTIMATE IT

WILL BE ANOTHER TWO WEEKS

BEFORE THE WATER RECEDES

ENOUGH FOR PEOPLE TO

ACTUALLY SEE THEIR HOMES OR

THE ROADS.

RESIDENTS ARE ALREADY TIRED

OF WAITING, BUT THEY TAKE

COMFORT AS A CARAVAN OF

RELIEF VEHICLES ROLLS IN.

IT FILLS YOUR HEART WITH

HOPE.

MOST OF US ARE DEVOUT

CHRISTIANS, BUT WHEN PEOPLE

COME TO HELP, IT MEANS THE

WORLD.

Reporter: JODY GETTUS

HEADS DISASTER OPERATIONS

FOR "OPERATION BLESSING."

SHE AND HER TEAM WERE HERE

SEVEN YEARS AGO WHEN KATRINA

HIT.

IT WAS HER FIRST DAY ON THE

JOB.

WHEN I SAW THE BOATS

FLOATING, TEARS CAME TO MY

EYES BECAUSE I WAS LIKE,

THEY CAN'T TAKE IT AGAIN.

IF THERE IS ANYTHING PEOPLE

CAN DO, I WOULD ASK THEM TO

PRAY FOR THEM.

Reporter: IT BEGINS

WITH A HOT MEAL.

KATHRYN WHITE AND HER

18-MONTH-OLD HAVEN'T HAD A

HOT MEAL IN FOUR DAYS.

I WON'T HAVE A HOT MEAL

UNTIL MONDAY BECAUSE THERE

WILL BE SEVERAL MORE DAYS

BEFORE WE GET POWER.

Reporter: LAWRENCE IS

GRATEFUL FOR A HOT MEAL AND

TO STILL HAVE A HOME AFTER

LIVING IN A TRAILER SINCE

KATRINA.

A HOT MEAL IS GOOD.

AFTER EATING ALL OF THE

SNACKS, YOU NEED SOMETHING A

LITTLE MORE NOURISHING.

Reporter: JAMES IS

EXHAUSTED, AFTER LIVING

THROUGH KATRINA, AND NOW

ISAAC.

I DON'T THINK I WANT TO

STAY ANYMORE.

I THINK THIS IS IT FOR ME.

Reporter: A HOT MEAL IS

SIMPLY WHERE "OPERATION

BLESSING" BEGINS THIS

MISSION.

FROM HERE, THE TEAM BEGINS

RESTORING HOPE, BY HELPING

PEOPLE TO REBUILD THEIR

HOMES AND THEIR LIVES.

WITH KATRINA, WE GREW SO

MUCH, IN CAPACITY, AND EVEN

IN EXPERTISE.

OF COURSE, THERE ARE A LOT

OF THINGS THAT ARE VERY

SIMILAR, BUT WE'RE SEVEN

YEARS DOWN THE ROAD.

SO WE CAN HELP A LOT MORE

PEOPLE IN A MUCH MORE

DIFFERENT MANNER.

Reporter: EPHRAIM

GRAHAM, CBN NEWS,

PLAQUEMINES PARISH,

LOUISIANA.

Lee: BECAUSE OF

KATRINA, AND THE DEVASTATION

IT CAUSED, THE FOCUS WAS ON

MANY OF THE WARDS, THE NINTH

WARD, AND THE IMMEDIATE

VICINITY OF NEW ORLEANS, BUT

IT SEEMS THE OUTLYING AREAS

REALLY GOT THE WORST OF IT

IN THIS STORY.

Gordon: THEY DID.

THEY REALLY TOOK IT ON THE

CHIN.

YOU CAN SEE FROM THE

FOOTAGE, FLOODING IS EPIC.

BUT WHEN DISASTER STRIKES,

WHETHER IT WAS KATRINA SEVEN

YEARS AGO, OR ISAAC TODAY,

WHEN DISASTER STRIKES, WE

WANT TO STRIKE BACK.

AND WE WANT TO STRIKE BACK

WITH LOVE AND CARE, TO LET

THEM KNOW THAT GOD LOVES

THEM AND WE LOVE THEM.

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE

IN THIS, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO

IS PICK UP THE PHONE AND

CALL 1-800-759-0700.

AND JUST SAY I WANT TO GIVE

TO THE OPERATION DISASTER

RELIEF FUND.

WHETHER IT IS IN LOUISIANA

OR AROUND THE WORLD.

SO WHEN DISASTER STRIKES, WE

CAN STRIKE BACK WITH LOVE.

CALL US OR WRITE TO THAT

ADDRESS ON THE SCREEN.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: COMING UP, THE

EXTREMIST GROUP THAT IS

GRAIN GAINING STRENGTH

INSIDE GERMANY.

THEY HAVE GAINING

VIOLENCE AND

RADICALIZATION.

ALMOST EVERY TERRORIST IS A

SULAFIST.

Terry: FIND OUT WOULD

SULAFISTS BELIEVE AND WHAT

THEY HAVE PLANNED FOR THEIR

COUNTRY.

Gordon: FROM NAZI-ISM

TO COMMUNITY, GERMANY HAS

SEEN RADICAL IDEOLOGYS.

AND NOW IT FACES SALAFISM.

ERIC STACKELBACH HAS THAT

STORY FROM MUNICH.

Reporter: IN JUNE,

1,000 POLICE FANNED OUT

ACROSS GERMANY, THEY

TARGETED THE HOMES, SCHOOLS,

AND MOSQUES OF SALAFISTS.

THE MOVEMENT ENCOURAGES

VIOLENT JIHAD, AND IS SHARED

BY AL-QAEDA.

IT IS NOW TAKING HOLD AMONG

A SMALL, BUT GROWING NUMBER

OF GERMANY'S 4.3 MILLION

MUSLIMS.

SALAFISTS ARE SEEN IN

GERMANY, AND SOME OF THE

SECURITY OFFICERS TELL US WE

HAVE ABOUT 5,000 SALAFISTS

IN GERMANY.

Reporter: HE FOLLOWS

GERMANY'S SALAFI THEME IN

GERMANY.

IT IS CREATING AN

ENVIRONMENT FOR VIOLENCE AND

FOR RADICALIZATION.

WHAT IS ABSOLUTELY CLEAR IS

THAT MOST EVERY SALAFISTHAT

NOT EVERY SALAFIST IS A

TERRORIST, BUT EVERY

TERRORIST IS A SALAFIST.

Reporter: AND THERE

WERE DOZENS OF OTHER GERMANY

MUSLIMS WHO HAVE BEEN

CHARGED.

A LOT OF JIHAD WITH

SALAFIST BACKGROUND ARE

GOING TO PAKISTAN AND

TRAINING CAMPS.

A LOT OF JIHADISTS ARE

PASSING THROUGH THE HOME OF

AFRICA, AND THEY'RE GOING TO

FIGHT IN SOMALIA, AND GOING

TO FIGHT IN YEMEN.

Reporter: SHEIKH ABBU

ADAM RUNS A MOSQUE IN MUNICH

AND SAYS HE IS SIMPLY A

MUSLIM.

GERMAN AUTHORITIES SAY HE IS

MUCH MORE.

IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW IN

HIS MUNICH APARTMENT, THE

SHEIKH SHOWED GOVERNMENT

DOCUMENTS.

HE DENIES THE CHARGES AND

SAYS HE HAS WORKED WITH THE

GERMAN GOVERNMENT TO FIGHT

EXTREMISM.

WHY ARE THEY SAYING THAT

ABOUT YOUR MOSQUE?

I DON'T KNOW.

ALL OF MY STUDENTS -- ALL --

I DON'T HAVE ANY EXCEPTION.

THEY ARE FIGHTING AGAINST

TERRORISM, AND THEY ARE VERY

INTEGRATED IN THE SOCIETY.

ALL OF THEM ARE VERY CANDID

PEOPLE.

THEY COMMUNICATE WITH ALL

PEOPLE.

Reporter: THE EGYPTIAN

NATIVE SAYS HE TRAVELS TO

PAKISTAN AND OTHER HOT SPOTS

TO PREACH AGAINST TERRORISM

AND DEBATE JIHADISTS.

HE HAS BEEN TARGETED WITH

DEATH THREATS, AND HIS

BODYGUARDS WERE PRESENT

DURING OUR INTERVIEW.

I TRIED TO CONVINCE THEM

TO LEAVE TERRORIST.

Reporter: ALTHOUGH THE

SIKH WITH THREE WIVES AND 10

CHILDREN AND RECEIVES

WELFARE, HE WANTS TO LEAVE.

THAT COMMUNICATION YOU

HAVE WITH THE GERMAN

GOVERNMENT DOESN'T EXIST

NOW?

I SACRIFICE MY FAMILY AND

MY PEOPLE AND YOU SAY I'M

FIGHTING AGAINST THE

TERRORIST.

Reporter: AND YET THE

SHEIKH HAS MADE HEADLINES,

WHEN HE WAS BRUTALLY ACCUSED

OF BREAKING ONE OF HIS WIVES

NOSE'S, HIS WIFE WOULD NOT

PRESS CHARGES.

LAST YEAR A GERMAN TV CREW

FILMED HIM PRESIDING OVER A

SHARI'A COURT INSIDE HIS

MOSQUE THAT OPERATES OUTSIDE

THE GERMAN LAW.

THE SALAFI PEOPLE TELL

THE TRUTH.

THEY SAY THEY WANT TO HAVE

SHARI'A IN GERMANY.

Reporter: MICHAEL HOPES

TO RALLY GERMANS AGAINST

THIS MOVEMENT.

HE SAYS THE CALL TO PLACE A

QURAN IN EVERY GERMAN HOME A

WAKE UP CALL.

THEY WANT TO SPREAD THIS

MESSAGE TO ALL OF GERMANY.

THEY GAVE IT TO EVERY CITY

IN GERMANY.

THEY WANT TO ISLAMIZE

GERMANY.

Reporter: AND THE

GERMANS FEAR THE GROWING

SALAFI BREAK-IN SALAFI

PRESENCE WILL NOT ONLY MAKE

THEM ENTICING FOR

TERRORISTS.

Gordon: YOU START

SHAKING YOUR HEAD, HOW MANY

MORE RADICAL ISLAMIC GROUPS

WILL POP UP.

THE CONTRAST CAN'T BE MORE

PLAIN.

WHEN YOU SEE WHAT THEY

PREACH AND WHAT THEY

BELIEVE, THAT CAUSES PEOPLE

TO BLOW THEMSELVES UP IN THE

MIDDLE OF A MARKETPLACE OR

GO OUT AND TRY TO KILL

PEOPLE.

YOU JUST GO, WHY DO THEY

BELIEVE THAT?

AND WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT

IT?

YOU NEVER SEE THE UNITED

METHODIST JIHAD.

WHEN YOU HEAR THE TERM

SALVATION ARMY, WHICH IS

PROBABLY A RADICAL CHRISTIAN

GROUP, YOU NEVER THINK OF

THEM BEING VIOLENT.

YOU THINK OF THEM ACTUALLY

CARING FOR PEOPLE AND

HELPING PEOPLE.

WE NEED TO EXPORT THE

GOSPEL.

WE NEED TO GET THE GOSPEL

OUT TO THE MIDDLE EAST, TO

THESE RADICAL GROUPS, TO LET

THEM KNOW GOD LOVES THEM.

THE GREAT COMMANDMENT IS TO

LOVE ONE ANOTHER.

TERRY?

Terry: COMING UP, ONE

MAGICIAN REVEALS THE SECRET

TO HIS LATEST TRICK, BEATING

LEUKEMIA.

Right Hon Jean:

Gordon: AS A MAGIC, JIM

WAS EXPERT WITH ILLUSIONS,

BUT WHAT WAS MORE DIFFICULT

WAS FACING REALITY,

ESPECIALLY WHEN HE WAS

DIAGNOSED WITH A TERMINAL

DISEASE.

WHEN YOU'RE A MAGIC, YOU

LEARN THERE IS A WIZARD

BEHIND THE CURTAIN ALL OF

THE TIME.

YOU NORM LAT NORM LATE

FORMULATE IN YOUR HEAD HOW

ALL OF THESE THINGS ARE

WORKING.

IT KIND OF STRIPS THE WONDER

A LITTLE BIT, YOU KNOW.

BUT I THINK GOD KNEW THAT.

SO MY QUESTION FOR THE LORD

WAS, I KNOW YOU ARE WHO YOU

SAY YOU ARE, AND I BELIEVE

THAT YOU DID WALK THE

EARTH.

I ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR TRUTH.

BUT I NEED YOU TO MAKE THIS

SO REAL TO ME THAT I CANNOT

IGNORE IT.

JUST MAKE IT REALLY REAL TO

ME.

I BEGAN THIS REALLY, YOU

KNOW, INTENSE PAIN THAT

BEGAN IN MY LEG.

MY LEG BEGAN TO SWELL UP

PRETTY BAD, AND THEY SAID IT

WAS A BLOOD CLOT AND I JUST

NEEDED TO GET MEDICINE.

BUT THEN THE PAIN CONTINUED

TO INCREASE.

I WENT TO THE HOSPITAL AND

GOT DIAGNOSED WITHIN THE

DAY.

ACUTE LIMPHO PLASTY

LEUKEMIA.

THEY TOLD ME IF YOU DON'T DO

ANYTHING, YOU'RE GOING TO

DIE IN TWO MONTHS.

MY FIRST THOUGHTS WERE, GOD,

WHERE ARE YOU?

IT WOULD BE GREAT IF YOU

COULD COME IN AND HEAL

ME, LIKE, NOW.

IF YOU ARE REAL, YOU'VE GOT

TO COME IN AND DO SOMETHING

AND WRAP IT UP IN A BIG BOW

AND TAKE IT AWAY.

I HAD NO IDEA WHAT I WAS IN

FOR.

THE SETUP THAT GOD WAS

GETTING READY TO DO IN MY

LIFE TO JUST BLOW ME AWAY.

IT IS BIGGER, BETTER, AND

MORE FABULOUS THAN ANY

ILLUSION YOU COULD EVER SEE

OR ANY MUSIC YOU COULD EVER

HEAR.

AND THEN THEY TOLD ME THE

WORST NEWS, WHICH WAS THIS

IS EVEN MORE UNIQUE OF A

CANCER THAN WE INITIALLY

ANTICIPATED.

THE BAD NEWS JUST KEPT

GETTING WORSE.

IT'S CALLED PHILADELPHIA

POSITIVE A.L. L., AND WE

CAN'T CURE IT WITH

CHEMOTHERAPY, BUT WE'RE

GOING TO GET YOU INTO

REMISSION.

BUT THEN IT COULD COME BACK

AT A 90% RELAPSE.

SO EITHER THE CHEMO WOULD

KILL ME OR THE CANCER WOULD

KILL ME.

THE ONLY WAY AROUND THIS IS

IF YOU HAVE A BONE MARROW

TRANSPLANT.

WE HAVE TO FIND SOMEONE

WHO'S D.N.A. MARROW MATCHES

YOURS.

AFTER THREE MONTHS OF

CHEMO.

HE SAID OUT OF NINE MILLION

PEOPLE, THERE ARE ONLY THREE

POTENTIAL MATCHES THAT MIGHT

BE ABLE TO CURE YOU OF YOUR

DISEASE.

AND THEN AFTER THAT, THERE

WAS IS ONE MATCH, A 10 OUT

OF 10 MATCH.

AND WE CONTACTED THIS PERSON

AND THEY'RE WILLING TO GO

THROUGH WITH THIS

PROCEDURE.

AS THEY'RE PREPARING YOU FOR

THIS, THEY SAY IT IS REALLY

COOL BECAUSE ON APRIL 23rd

YOU'RE GOING TO BE LIKE A

BABY INSIDE THE WOMB AND YOU

GET A BRAND NEW BIRTHDAY.

ESSENTIALLY, YOU'RE GOING TO

BE BORN AGAIN.

THERE IS CHEMOTHERAPY TO

TREAT CANCER, AND THEN THERE

IS CHEMOTHERAPY TO DESTROY

YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM.

AND THE REASON WHY IS

BECAUSE THEY'RE TRYING TO

GET RID OF THE OLD MAN.

IN MY WORLD, IT MADE A LOT

OF SENSE.

THEY DESTROY YOU.

YOU JUST DON'T HAVE ANY

CONTROL.

TO GO STAND UP OR WALK OVER

TO THAT CHAIR AND SIT DOWN

REQUIRES ALL OF THE ENERGY

IN MY BODY.

I JUST DON'T HAVE ANY

ENERGY.

I COULDN'T EAT ANYTHING, AS

WELL, FOR THE LAST FOUR OR

FIVE DAYS.

BUT I'M FEELING TODAY IS

GOING TO BE ANOTHER REALLY

BAD DAY.

THE SCRIPTURE THAT I CLUNG

TO IS TO LIVE AS CHRIST TO

DIE IS GAIN.

PHILLIPIANS 1.

THEY CALLED THIS THE FIRST

HOUR AND THEY BROUGHT MY

WIFE OUT OF THE ROOM, AND

THEY DIDN'T TELL ME THIS,

BUT THEY SAID THIS IS THE

MOST SENSITIVE TIME IN THE

ENTIRE PROCESS.

IN THIS NEXT HOUR, HE IS

GOING TO ACCEPT THIS NEW

BLOOD OR HE WILL REJECT IT

AND POTENTIALLY DIE.

WE JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW

THAT.

THEY DRIPPED THE NEW BLOOD,

THE ONE IN NINE MILLION

MATCHED BLOOD INTO MY BODY.

AND I BODY RECEIVED IT.

MY BODY RECEIVED THE PERFECT

BLOOD.

I WAS RESURRECTED FROM THE

DEAD BECAUSE OF A PERFECT

MATCH IN THE WORLD THAT WAS

ABLE TO BE SUBSTITUTED ON MY

BEHALF SO I COULD LIVE

AGAIN.

IT IS LITERALLY NO LONGER

WHO LIVES, BUT SOMEONE ELSE

WHO LIVES INSIDE OF ME.

AND THE NEW SYSTEM, THE NEW

LIFE THAT WAS SUBSTITUTED ON

MY BEHALF.

THE ONE THING I DON'T HAVE A

QUESTION ABOUT IS WHO JESUS

IS.

AND HOW HE WANTS TO BE

INTIMATELY INVOLVED IN OUR

LIVES.

I FEEL LIKE I'M LAZARUS.

I FEEL LIKE I'M ALIVE TODAY

BECAUSE THE GOSPEL WAS

ILLUSTRATED MOST PERFECTLY

IN MY LIFE.

Gordon: TO LIVE IS

CHRIST, AND TO DIE IS GAIN.

WHAT AN UNUSUAL VERSE TO

CLAIM, BUT HE CLAIMED IT.

AND HE SAID, OKAY, GOD, IF

YOU WANT ME TO LIVE, I WANT

TO LIVE FOR YOU.

AND WHEN WE ALL SHARE IN

THAT GO, OKAY, TO LIVE IS

CHRIST AND TO DIE IS GAIN.

WHAT A WONDERFUL MESSAGE.

WE WANT TO PRAY.

BEFORE WE PRAY, WE WANT TO

ENCOURAGE YOU WITH OTHER

REPORTS.

FROM BEVERLY OF TEXAS.

SHE HAD SIX YEARS OF HAVING

PROBLEMS DIGESTING HER

FOOD.

SHE WAS EVENTUALLY DIAGNOSED

WITH ACID REFLUX AND DIVER

DIVERTICULITIS.

THE MEDICINE SHE WAS GIVEN

DIDN'T HELP.

THEN ONE DAY SHE WAS

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB."

AND TERRY, YOU HAD A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE.

YOU HAVE SOME CONDITION WITH

YOUR STOMACH, SOMETHING TO

DO WITH PROCESSING OF YOUR

FOOD.

GOD IS CHANGING THAT FOR

YOU.

BEVERLY CLAIMED THE WORD,

THE SWELLING WENT DOWN, AND

THE CRAMPING STOPPED.

AFTER SIX YEARS, SHE HADN'T

HAD ANY PROBLEMS WITH HER

DIGESTION SINCE THAT DAY.

Terry: PRAISE THE

LORD.

WHEN HE DOES IT, HE DOES

IT.

THIS IS MARSHA.

FOR 10 YEARS SHE HAD

PROBLEMS WITH HER RIGHT

SHOULDER.

HER DOCTOR DIAGNOSED HER

WITH BURSITIS, BUT THE PAIN

GOT SO MUCH MEDICINE DIDN'T

EASE IT.

SHE WAS WATCHING THIS

PROGRAM, AND SHE HEARD YOU

SAY, GORDON, A WOMEN WITH

PAIN IN YOUR RIGHT

SHOULDER.

MARSHA CRIED OUT, THAT'S

ME.

AND IN TRUST, SHE ACCEPTED

THE WORD, AND SHE HAS BEEN

PAIN-FREE EVER SINCE.

Gordon: FAITH IS AN

ACT.

FAITH SHOULD BE A VERB.

IT'S AN ACT.

JESUS SAW THEIR FAITH, WHEN

THE PARALYTIC WAS LOWERED IN

FRONT OF THEM.

HE SAW THEIR FAITH.

SO WHEN HE SEES IT, THAT'S

WHEN IT HAPPENS.

AND THEN HE WAS VERY

SPECIFIC.

YOU CAN READ IT IN MARK 11:

"WHEN YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU

HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED, THEN

YOU HAVE IT."

THAT IS BELIEVING.

THAT'S THAT MUSTARD SEED OF

FAITH.

WHEN YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU

HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED.

SO START BELIEVING.

WHEN WERE YOU HEALED?

WELL, THE BIBLE SAYS BY HIS

STRIPES WE WERE HEALED AND

WE ARE HEALED.

WHEN WERE OUR SINS

FORGIVEN?

AT THE SAME TIME, WHEN JESUS

DIED ON THE CROSS.

SO WHEN YOU BELIEVE THAT

YOUR SINS ARE FORGIVEN, WHEN

YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU'RE

HEALED, AND THEN WHEN YOU

ACT IT, THAT'S WHEN YOU GET

IT.

SO WE'RE GOING TO PRAY.

AND WE'RE GOING TO BELIEVE.

SO IN AN ACT OF FAITH, LAY

YOUR HAND ON THAT AREA OF

THE BODY THAT NEEDS

HEALING.

TERRY AND I WILL AGREE AND

WE'LL AGREE WITH YOU.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS WHEN TWO

OR MORE AGREE, TOUCHING

ANYTHING, IT SHALL BE DONE.

THESE AREN'T MY WORDS.

THESE ARE THE WORDS OF

JESUS.

AND YOU CAN BELIEVE THEM.

SO LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE JUST LIFT THE NEEDS

TO YOU, AND WE COME BOLDLY

TO THE THRONE OF GRACE.

KNOWING THAT WHATEVER WE ASK

FOR IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR

WILL, IT SHALL BE DONE.

AND SO WE LOOK TO YOUR

WILL.

AND WE KNOW THAT IN HEAVEN

THERE ARE NO SICK.

THERE ARE NO DISEASES.

THERE IS NO ONE IN PAIN.

AND SO WE ASK RIGHT NOW THAT

YOUR WILL WIL BE DONE ON

EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.

WE ARE ASKING FOR THOSE

SPECIFICALLY WHO ARE LAYING

HANDS ON THAT PART OF THE

BODY THAT IS DISEASED THAT

NEEDS HEALING, WE COME INTO

AGREEMENT WITH THEM RIGHT

NOW, AND WE ANNOUNCE OVER

THEM, BE HEALED AND BE MADE

WHOLE BY THE BLOOD.

YOU'RE MADE WHOLE BY THE

STRIPES.

THEY PLOWED YOUR BACK SO

THAT YOUR CHILDREN WOULD BE

MADE WHOLE.

AND SO WE AGREE WITH THEM

NOW.

AND WE COME AGAINST CANCER,

WE COME AGAINST MIGRAINES,

WE COME AGAINST ANY PROBLEM

IN THEIR BODY NOW, AND WE

SAY BE HEALED AND BE

RESTORED.

TERRY, GOD IS GIVING YOU

SOMETHING.

Terry: THERE IS

SOMEBODY -- YOU HAVE A

PROBLEM WITH -- I DON'T KNOW

IF IT IS BOTH OF YOUR HIPS

OR ONE OF YOUR HIPS, BUT THE

JOINT ACTUALLY POPS OUT.

IT IS SO PAINFUL.

YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN IT IS

GOING TO HAPPEN.

GOD IS HEALING THAT FOR YOU

NOW.

THE MUSCLE YOU NEED IS

FORMING AROUND THAT.

THE BONE IS FORMING

DIFFERENTLY.

JUST RECEIVE THAT HEALING.

YOU'RE GOING TO FEEL ALMOST

LIKE A TINGLING IN YOUR

HIPS.

SOMEONE ELSE, YOU HAVE HAD

ALOPECIA FOR SO LONG, YOU

ALMOST LAUGH AT THE

THOUGHT.

GOD IS HEALING THAT

CONDITION FOR YOU.

YOU ARE SUDDENLY GOING TO

HAVE HAIR AGAIN, MOST

UNEXPECTANTLY.

Gordon: THERE IS

SOMEONE ELSE WHO HEARD THE

REPORT ABOUT A SHOULDER

BEING HEALED, AND YOU'RE

SAYING PLEASE SAY LEFT

SHOULDER.

YOUR PRAYERS ARE BEING

ANSWERED.

LEFT SHOULDER BE HEALED

NOW.

WHAT YOU COULDN'T DO BEFORE,

DO IT NOW.

BEGIN MOVING THAT SHOULDER,

AND REALIZE ALL OF THAT PAIN

IS GONE.

AND GOD IS ABLE TO RESTORE

IT.

HE IS EVEN ABLE TO RESTORE

ANY KIND OF TEAR INSIDE THAT

LEFT SHOULDER.

BEGINNING MOVING THAT LEFT

ARM AND RECEIVE THE

HEALING.

THERE IS SOMEONE ELSE --

I DON'T KNOW IF IT IS THE

HIPS -- IT IS LIKE YOUR

PELVIC GIRDLE IS OUT OF

BALANCE.

GOD IS CORRECTING THAT NOW,

AND THE PAIN FROM THAT IS

GOING TO BE GONE.

Gordon: GOD, WE THANK

YOU, FOR YOU ARE THE

HEARLG.

HEALER.

YOU SING SONGS OF

DELIVERANCE OVER US.

WE THANK YOU IN JESUS'

NAME.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED BY

GOD, WE WANT TO SHARE IN

YOUR GOOD REPORT AND LET

OTHER PEOPLE KNOW.

SO GIVE US A CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

IF YOU NEED PRAYER, IT'S OUR

HONOR AND OUR PRIVILEGE TO

PRAY WITH YOU.

SO WE'RE HERE 24 HOURS A

DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.

1-800-759-0700.

Terry: COMING UP LATER,

OPRAH DUBBED HER ONE OF THE

TOP FIVE WOMEN CLIM

COLUMNISTS IN AMERICA.

AND YOU'RE ABOUT TO SEE

WHY.

BETSY HART SHARES HER VIEWS

ON LOVE AND MARRIAGE.

THAT'S LATER ON TODAY'S

SHOW.

Reporter: WELCOME BACK

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

OFFICIALS AT RIDGELAND HIGH

SCHOOL IN GEORGIA ARE

DEFENDING THE CHRISTIAN

INFLUENCE THE SCHOOL'S

FOOTBALL COACH IS TRYING TO

BRING TO THE TEAM.

THE FREEDOM FROM RELIGION

FOUNDATION ACCUSED THE COACH

OF TAKING ATHLETES TO A

CHURCH THAT PREACHED A

GOSPEL MESSAGE, LEADING

POST-GAME PRAYERS, AND

PRESSURING PLAYERS TO GO TO

A FOOTBALL CHRISTIAN CAMP.

THE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT

SAYS THE COACH IS ONLY

TRYING TO DISPLAY CARB ON

CHARACTER ON AND OFF THE

FIELD.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

HELPING AT-RISK YOUTH IN

MEXICO FIND JOBS.

YOUNG PEOPLE MAKE UP 32% OF

THE COUNTRY'S POPULATION.

ONE IN FOUR IS UNEMPLOYED

AND LACKS EDUCATION AND

TRAINING.

"OPERATION BLESSING" MEXICO

IS OFFERING TRAINING IN

THREE COURSES, ELECTRICITY,

COSMETOLOGY, AND ENGLISH.

MORE THAN 230 YOUTH HAVE

GRADUATED FROM THAT

PROGRAM.

AND YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE

ABOUT "OPERATION BLESSING"

BY GOING TO ITS WEBSITE AT

OB.ORG.

STAY TUNED.

GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" AFTER THIS.

Terry: MOST PEOPLE TAKE

A BATH TO GET CLEAN.

BUT FOR ONE FAMILY IN

GUATEMALA, BATHING IN THE

LOCAL RIVER WAS NOT ONLY

DIRTY, IT WAS DANGEROUS.

Reporter: FOR MANY

YEARS THIS SMALL STREAM HAS

PROVIDED WATER FOR JUVANTINA

AND HER FIVE CHILDREN.

MY BROTHERS AND I COME

EVERY DAY TO THE RIVER.

Reporter: BUT THEN ONE

DAY JUFVINTINA AND HER

YOUNGER SON, HECTOR, BEGAN

TO NOTICE THINGS FLOATING

DOWN THE STREAM.

ONE DAY I SAW A DIRTY

DIAPER, AND I GOT SICK TO MY

STOMACH.

WE ALSO STARTED SEEING

TOILET PAPER AND ALL OF THE

NASTY THINGS IN THE WATER.

Reporter:

EVEN THOUGH

SHE KNEW HOW DANGEROUS THE

WATER WAS BECOMING, THEY

WERE ALL STILL FORCED TO USE

IT TO WASH DISHES AND

CLOTHES AND EVEN TO BATHE

IN.

ONLY OCCASIONAL, WHEN THEY

HAD THE TIME AND THE MONEY

TO PAY FOR IT, THEY WOULD

WALK FOR HOURS TO GET ONE OR

TWO BOTTLES OF WATER FOR

DRINKING.

BUT IN THE END, THE CHILDREN

WERE STILL GETTING SICK.

THE DOCTORS SAID THE

CHILDREN HAD A VIRUS IN

THEIR STOMACH FROM DRINKING

THE DIRTY WATER, AND THAT

WAS MAKING THEM SICK.

Reporter: WHEN

"OPERATION BLESSING" LEARNED

ABOUT JUVINTINA'S SITUATION,

WE DUG A WELL TO PROVIDE

FRESH WATER FOR IT'S ENTIRE

VILLAGE.

WE ALSO INSTALLED MANY PIPES

AND FAUCETS, SO NO ONE WOULD

HAVE TO WAIT IN LONG LINES

TO COLLECT WATER.

WE NEVER IMAGINED TO HAVE

THIS WATER RIGHT NEAR OUR

HOME.

IT IS WONDERFUL.

WE DON'T HAVE TO DRINK THE

NASTY WATER ANYMORE.

AND THE CHILDREN HAVE

RUNNING WATER TO BATHE

WITH.

I THANK YOU SO MUCH,

"OPERATION BLESSING," FOR

WHAT YOU DID FOR US.

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Terry:

CLEAN, PURE,

FRESH WATER.

IT IS A RARE COMMODITY IN

MANY, MANY AREAS OF THE

WORLD.

SOMETIMES WE DON'T THINK

ABOUT THAT BECAUSE IT IS SO

AVAILABLE TO US HERE IN THE

UNITED STATES.

BUT IN LOTS OF PLACES, IT

OCCUPIES PEOPLE'S TIME DAY

IN AND DAY OUT, SIMPLY

TRYING TO FIND WATER, NOT

ALWAYS CLEAN OR PURE OR

FRESH, JUST ANY WATER.

YOU'RE HELPING US TODAY TO

DIG THESE WELLS AROUND THE

WORLD.

WHEN IT HELPS SOMEONE LIKE

JUVINTINA, IT ALSO HELPS HER

ENTIRE VILLAGE.

WHAT A TESTIMONY TO THE LOVE

OF JESUS THAT YOU AND I CARE

ENOUGH TO COME RIGHT INTO

THE MIST OF SOMETHING THEY

CAN'T PROVIDE FOR

THEMSELVES.

DIGGING WELLS IS JUST A PART

OF WHAT WE DO.

WE HAVE MEDICAL OUTREACHES.

WE'RE FEETING PEOPLE.

-- FEEDING PEOPLE.

WE'RE SHARING THE GOSPEL,

AND BRINGING EDUCATION INTO

AREAS WHERE PEOPLE ARE

ILLITERATE.

HELP US TO MEET PEOPLE, NOT

WITH A HANDOUT, BUT WITH A

HAND-UP.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A

PART OF THAT, JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

WE'RE A GROUP OF PEOPLE OUT

TO CHANGE THE WORLD IN THE

NAME OF JESUS.

JOIN WITH US.

IT IS 65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH.

YOU CAN BECOME A MEMBER BY

CALLING THAT TOLL-FREE

NUMBER ON YOUR SCREEN.

1-800-759-0700.

AND JUST SAY, I WANT TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

WHEN YOU DO, OUR WAY OF

SAYING THANK YOU FOR CARING

ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE IS TO

SEND YOU PAT'S LATEST

TEACHING.

IT IS CALLED "THE THREE

BLESSINGS."

PAT SHARES WITH US THE THREE

THINGS HE HAS CONSISTENTLY

ASKED GOD FOR OVER HIS 50

YEARS OF MINISTRY.

WE THINK IT WILL LITERALLY

CHANGE YOUR WALK WITH THE

LORD.

CALL NOW, CHANGE SOMEONE

ELSE'S LIFE, AND WE WANT TO

SEND YOU SOMETHING THAT WE

THINK WILL CHANGE YOURS.

Gordon: UP NEXT, FROM

LOVE TO MARRIAGE TO DIVORCE

TO RECOVERY.

BETSY HART SHARES THE STAGES

OF HER RELATIONSHIP, AND USE

HER OWN EXPERIENCE AS A

GUIDE.

SHE JOINS US LIVE.

THAT'S UP NEXT.

Terry: BETSY HART

DIDN'T EXACTLY WRITE THE

BOOK ON LOVE, BUT SHE WRITES

A NATIONALLY SYNDICATED

COLUMN ON IT.

AND WHILE SHE TACKLES

RELATIONSHIPS, THEY ALL HAVE

ONE THING IN COMMON, THEY

ALL COME STRAIGHT FROM THE

HEART.

Reporter: NATIONALLY

SYNDICATED COLUMNIST BETSY

HART, SAYS WHEN IT COMES TO

LOVE AND ROMANCE, WE ARE

CONFUSED.

BETSY WENT THROUGH A DIVORCE

AND SUDDENLY BECAME A SINGLE

MOTHER OF FOUR.

SHE SPEAKS FROM EXPERIENCE.

HER PRACTICAL AND HUMOROUS

INSIGHTS ARE OFTEN FEATURED

ON SHOWS LIKE "FOX AND

FRIENDS," AND OTHER MEDIA

OUTLETS.

BETSY'S NEW BOOK "FROM THE

HEART," IS A COLLECTION OF

COLUMNS.

SHE HOPES TO HELP PEOPLE TO

THINK MORE ABOUT LIFE, LOVE,

AND THE LIFE-LONG COMMITMENT

OF MARRIAGE.

Terry: PLEASE WELCOME

BETSY HART.

IT'S GREAT TO BE HERE.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

Terry: YOU HAVE SO MUCH

SOUND AND SAGE ADVICE IN

THIS, BUT YOU SAY WOMEN TOO

OFTEN PINE FOR THE

CARICATURE OF MEN THAT WE

SEE IN CHICK FLICKS TODAY.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT?

WE TEND TO WATCH THESE

VERY ROMANTIC MOVIES.

I ACTUALLY CALL THEM

ROMANTIC PORNOGRAPHY BECAUSE

I THINK THEY FEED THIS

FANTASY FOR WOMEN THAT IS

NOT REAL.

THAT THE MAN HAS TO BE FULL

OF FEELINGS AND BE A LOT

LIKE A BEST GIRLFRIEND.

SO I THINK WE GET THIS

VISION OF WHAT IS NOT REAL,

AND WE SORT OF PINE FOR

THAT.

AND WHEN THE FELLOW IN OUR

REAL LIFE DOESN'T MATCH UP,

WE SAY THE HECK WITH YOU.

BUT WHAT WE DON'T ASK FOR

TOO MUCH IS THE COMMITMENT

OF MARRIAGE.

I KNOW SO MANY WOMEN TODAY

ARE AFRAID TO ASK FOR

MARRIAGE.

WE DON'T EXPECT THE

RELATIONSHIPS WE'RE IN TO

MOVE TOWARDS MARRIAGE.

AND I THINK THAT'S A

MISTAKE --

Terry: WHY DON'T WE DO

THAT?

IS IT BECAUSE WE THINK THE

GUY DOESN'T WANT THAT?

THE CULTURE HAS FLIPPED

THINGS ON THEIR HEAD.

IT USED TO BE THAT DATING

WAS EXPECTED TO MOVE

NATURALLY TOWARDS MARRIAGE

AND NOT NATURALLY TOWARDS A

SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP.

NOW THE CULTURE SAYS WOMEN

AND MEN SHOULD BE THE SAME,

AND NOBODY REALLY NEEDS TO

BE MARRIAGE.

AND YOU SHOULD BE SEXUALLY

ACTIVE OUTSIDE OF MARRIAGE,

AND DON'T WORRY ABOUT HAVING

THAT COMMITMENT THAT GOD

WANTS US TO HAVE, WHICH IS

THE COMMITMENT OF MARRIAGE

AND THE SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP

SAVED FOR THAT.

THE CULTURE HAS REALLY TAKEN

OVER HOW WE VIEW THESE

THINGS.

BUT, GUESS WHAT?

SO MANY WOMEN IN PARTICULAR,

AND MEN AS WELL, AND

CHILDREN, GET SHORT-CHANGED

IN THE PROCESS.

Terry: THEY REALLY DO.

YOU WENT THROUGH A DIVORCE

IN 2004.

WHAT WAS THAT LIKE FOR YOU?

UDEVASTATED. -- I WAS DEVASTATED.

I REALLY DIDN'T WANT THAT.

I HAD FOUR CHILDREN.

FORTUNATELY I HAD A

WONDERFUL SUPPORT NETWORK,

AND I HAD A WONDERFUL CHURCH

LIFE, AND I WAS ALREADY

WALKING WITH GOD.

HE USED THAT TO DRAW ME, I

THINK, SO MUCH CLOSER TO

HIMSELF.

AND THROUGH THOSE EIGHT

YEARS I LET MY CHILDREN SEE

ME IN ADVERSITY --

Terry: IT'S SO HARD.

WHEN YOU'RE IN THE MIDST OF

SUCH DEEP PAIN YOURSELF, AND

THEN YOU FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE

TO FILL THE BILL FOR ALL OF

YOUR CHILDREN AT A TIME.

AND THIS IS A VERY

DEVASTATING THING FOR THEM,

TOO.

HOW DID YOU JUGGLE ALL OF

THAT?

I THINK IT IS OKAY TO LET

OUR CHILDREN SEE US WHEN

WE'RE BROKEN.

SO OFTEN GOD WORKS THROUGH

THE BROKENNESS.

WHEN WE SAY THIS IS REALLY

HARD, BUT I'M WALKING WITH

GOD.

THAT CAN BE MORE POWERFUL

THAN LOOK AT ME, I HAVE IT

ALL TOGETHER.

BECAUSE ONE IS ABOUT GOD,

AND THE OTHER IS ABOUT ME.

AND I WANT IT TO BE ABOUT

GOD.

BUT LEARNING A LOT, AND

BEGINNING TO WRITE MORE

ANDMORE IN MY SYNDICATED

COLUMN ABOUT LOVE AND

ROMANCE AND DATING, AS I

BEGAN TO DATE AGAIN AS A

SINGLE MOM.

AND SO MANY OF THOSE STORIES

MADE IT INTO MY BOOK "FROM

THE HEAR HEART."

IT IS ABOUT ASKING WHAT WE

REALLY WANT, WHICH, FOR

WOMEN, IS TYPICALLY

MARRIAGE.

HOW TO MOVE WISELY THROUGH

THE WORLD OF DATING AND

RELATIONSHIPS.

AND I'M NEWLY ENGAGED --

Terry:

CONGRATULATIONS.

AND AFTER EIGHT YEARS AS

A SINGLE MOM, I'M VERY

GRATEFUL.

I'M HOPING IT TOUCHES AND

ENCOURAGES OTHER WOMEN,

TOO.

Terry: THIS MAY SOUND

LIKE A CRAZY QUESTION, BUT

ARE YOU A BETTER PERSON

TODAY FOR WHAT YOU'VE GONE

THROUGH IN ALL OF THIS?

ARE YOU DEEPER, WISER?

I HOPE SO.

I'VE HEARD PEOPLE TALK ABOUT

CANCER.

NOBODY WANTS IT, AND NOBODY

ASKS FOR IT, AND MY MOTHER

WAS A VICTIM, BUT I'VE HEARD

PEOPLE SAY IN SOME WAYS IT

REALLY CHANGED THEM, THAT

THEY'RE IN A STRANGE WAY

GLAD THAT GOD BROUGHT THAT

ADVERSITY INTO THEIR LIFE.

AND I THINK IN A STRANGE

WAY, ALTHOUGH I NEVER WOULD

HAVE CHOSEN THIS, BUT GOD

USED IT TO MAKE ME A BETTER

PERSON.

TO TEACH MY CHILDREN THINGS

ABOUT GROWING IN ADVERSITY,

AND TO SEE HE REALLY DOES

WORK IN BROKENNESS, AND

OFTEN IS SO REDEMPTIVE.

Terry: AND HE WORKS

SOME HEALING.

YOU ARE GETTING MARRIED THIS

FALL.

AND YOU HAVE FOUR CHILDREN,

AND YOUR FIANCE HAS FOUR

CHILDREN, AND NOW WE'RE

TAKING ON THE WHOLE BLENDED

FAMILY.

AND THEY'RE CHILDREN ARE

OLDER AND THEY'RE SO

WONDERFUL TO MY CHILDREN.

AND MY CHILDREN ARE EXCITED

ABOUT TOM.

WE'RE VERY BLESSED IN THAT

WAY.

WE'RE LEARNING A LOT.

WHAT MISTAKES DID WE MAKE IN

OUR FIRST MARRIAGES, NOT

THAT WE WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR

OUR SPOUSES LEAVING --

SPOUSES ARE SUPPOSED TO

STAY, WHETHER WEAR DOING ALL

OF THE RIGHT THINGS OR NOT.

THAT'S THE CALLING OF

MARRIAGE.

BUT, NEVERTHELESS, WE CAN

SAY WHAT CAN WE DO BETTER

THE NEXT TIME AROUND.

DEDRICK BONFIRE, A WRITER I

LIKES, SAYS MARRIAGE IS MORE

ABOUT HOLINESS THAN IT IS

ABOUT HAPPINESS.

YOU TALKED ABOUT HOW THAT

CONCEPT WAS NEAR AND DEAR TO

YOUR HEART AND YOU CLUNG TO

THAT EVEN THROUGH THE

DIVORCE.

YES.

I WAS IN THIS DIFFICULT

SITUATION OF BEING A

NATIONALLY SYNDICATED

COLUMNIST, WRITING ABOUT

MARRIAGE AND HOW IMPORTANT

IT WAS, AND SUDDENLY AND

VERY QUICKLY MINE WAS OVER

AND I DIDN'T WANT THAT.

IT WAS HUMILIATING, AND I

HAD TO TAKE A STEP BACK AND

SAY, WHAT DO I BELIEVE.

AND ALL OF THE THINGS I

BELIEVED WERE TRUE, BUT THEY

WERE JUST MORE TRUE TO ME.

I COULD SEE THE DEVASTATION

OF DIVORCE, AND IT IS OFTEN

THE DIFFICULTIES IN MARRIAGE

THAT DRAWS US CLOSER TO

GOD.

WHEN MY HUSBAND WASN'T BEING

A PERFECT HUSBAND OR I

WASN'T BEING A PERFECT WIFE,

THE CALLING WAS TO GO TO GOD

AND SAY HOW CAN I BE A

BETTER SPOUSE.

AND THROUGH THAT PROCESS,

GOD OFTEN DRAWS US CLOSER TO

HIMSELF AND ALLOWS US TO

GROW IN HOLINESS IN THE

MARRIAGE WHEN WEAR NOT JUST

SAYING, HOW CAN BE I HAPPY.

AND THROUGH THAT, HE OFTEN

GIVES US REAL JOY THAT WE

MIGHT NOT HAVE OTHERWISE

FOUND.

Terry: YOU MENTIONED

THAT EIGHT-YEAR WINDOW OF

TIME.

I KNOW IT HAD TO BE HARD TO

GET INTO THAT WHOLE DATING

SCENE.

IS THERE SOME WISDOM OF

TAKING SOME TIME AND SPACE

TO FIND OUT WHO YOU ARE?

I THINK THAT IS REALLY

WISE.

TAKE SOME TIME TO EXAMINE

HOW DID I GET TO THIS PLACE

WHERE I AM, AND HOW DO I

WANT TO MOVE FORWARD.

I THINK AT THE SAME TIME, WE

WANT TO SAY IN OUR CULTURE,

RELATIONSHIPS ARE ONLY WHEN

I'M WHOLE AND HEALTHY.

BUT THE SCRIPTURE SAID WE

OFTEN HEAL IN

RELATIONSHIPS.

GOD SAID BEFORE ADAM AND THE

FALL, IT IS NOT GOOD FOR MAN

TO BE ALONE.

SO THERE IS A BALANCE IN

MOVING FORWARD IN THE

RECALL RELATIONSHIP AND

ALLOWING US TO HELP EACH

OTHER.

Terry: IT SOUNDS LIKE

GOD HAS GIVEN YOU GREAT

WISDOM IN YOUR JOURNEY.

THANK YOU.

Terry: AND BETSY SHARES

THAT WITH ALL OF US.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE,

CHECK OUT "FROM THE HEART,"

ON LOVE, LOSS, MARRIAGE, AND

OTHER EXTREME SPORTS.

AND IT IS AVAILABLE

NATION-WIDE.

THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH

US.

THANK YOU.

Terry: STILL

AHEAD,

WE'RE GOING TO WRAP

UP

THE

SHOW

WITH

YOUR VIEWER

QUESTIONS.

SO DON'T GO AWAY.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

Terry: WE HAVE A FEW

MINUTES LEFT AND WE WANT TO

ANSWER SOME OF THE E-MAIL

QUESTIONS YOU SENT IN.

THE FIRST ONE IS FROM NANCY,

WHO SAYS, "MY FAMILY HAS

BEEN RECEIVING NUMEROUS

PHONE CALLS AROUND 3:00 IN

THE MORNING.

WE ANSWER, BUT NO ONE IS

THERE.

THE FACT THAT WE CAN'T

FIGURE OUT WHO IT IS OR WHY

THEY'RE CALLING HAS SHAKEN

US A BIT, BUT WE ALWAYS TURN

TO GOD FOR SECURITY.

BUT SOMETIMES I TEND TO HAVE

SCARY THOUGHTS AND I LET

THEM TAKE OVER MY MIND.

DOES THAT MEAN I'M LOSING

FAITH IN GOD?

HOW CAN I KEEP MY FAITH AND

KEEP MY PEACE OF MIND."

Gordon: LET ME GIVE YOU

PRACTICAL ADVICE.

LEARN HOW TO USE STAR 69.

THAT IS A PROGRAM THAT MOST

TELEPHONE PROVIDERS HAVE

THAT ALLOWS YOU TO KNOW THE

NUMBER OF THAT LAST CALL.

SO THE NEXT TIME IT HAPPENS,

REMEMBER STAR 69.

AND YOU CAN EVEN ASK YOUR

TELEPHONE PROVIDER, CAN YOU

GIVE ME A LIST OF WHO IS

CALLING, IF YOU HAVE A

SPECIFIC TIME AND DATE.

THEY MIGHT STILL HAVE THE

RECORD OF THAT.

SO YOU CAN FIND OUT.

Terry: HOW

DOES THAT

WORK?

YOU HANG

UP FROM THE

CALL --

Gordon: YOU

HANG UP AND

PICK

IT UP AND HIT STAR 69

AND YOU CAN FIND OUT.

JUST ON, ARE YOU LOSING YOUR

FAITH?

NO.

NO.

NO.

FEAR IS A VERY NATURAL

THING, BUT FEAR IS TORMENT.

AND YOU ALREADY KNOW THAT

GOD IS YOUR SECURITY.

YOU ALREADY KNOW THAT.

SO DON'T LET FEAR TORMENT

YOU.

WHENEVER YOU HAVE THAT AND

WHENEVER YOU HAVE THOSE

SCARY THOUGHTS, ALL YOU HAVE

TO DO IS TURN TO HIM.

AND HIS PERFECT LOVE WILL

CAST OUT ALL FEAR.

WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND THAT HE

HAS GOT YOU, THAT YOU'RE IN

HIS RIGHT HAND, THEN OKAY,

WHAT CAN MAN DO TO ME.

IF GOD BE FOR US, WHO CAN BE

AGAINST US.

AND JUST START MEDITATING ON

THAT.

AND YOU'LL FIND THE RELIEF

YOU NEED.

Terry: THIS IS FROM

DARLENE WHO SAYS, "I JUST

HEARD ON A CHRISTIAN

PROGRAM, IF YOU DO NOT SPEAK

IN TONGUES, YOU ARE NOT

SAVED.

I'VE BEEN SAVED FOR OVER 24

YEARS, AND I'VE NEVER SPOKEN

IN TONGUES.

I'M VERY UPSET OVER THIS."

Gordon: DARLENE DON'T

BE UPSET.

"ALL WHO CALL ON THE NAME OF

THE LORD SHALL BE SAVED."

JESS, JESHUA, IT MEANS

SAVIOR.

GOD, SAVE ME.

THAT'S ALL YOU NEED.

EVEN IN THE BOOKS OF ACTS,

PAUL GOES TO A CHURCH AND

THEY JUST HEARD ABOUT THE

SAVE YOU SAVIOR, AND THEY

WERE SAVED AND HE ANNOUNCES

THERE IS THE BAPTISM AND THE

HOLY SPIRIT.

IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT MORE

ABOUT THE BAPTISTISM, WE'VE

GOT PLENTY OF TEACHING.

THERE IS A GREAT ONE I WOULD

REALLY ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO

GET, FROM HAROLD BADISON,

HOW TO RECEIVE THE BAPTISM

AND SHARE IT WITH OTHERS.

Terry: CINDY SAYS, "MY

FAMILY DOESN'T HAVE A HOME

SERVICE.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE GETTING A

LOT OF OUR TEACHING FROM

TELEVISION, AND SO WE SEND

IN OUR DONATIONS TO SOME OF

THOSE.

IF WE TOOK PART OF OUR

TITHES AND HELPED OUT THOSE

FAMILIES, IS IT STILL

CONSIDERED A TITHE?"

Gordon: CINDY, I SAY

YES.

I THINK THERE IS A LOT OF

CONFUSION OVER TITHING.

BECAUSE OF MALACHI, BRING

ALL OF THE TITHES INTO THE

STOREHOUSE.

THE STOREHOUSE WAS THE

TEMPLE, SO THAT WAS THE

PLACE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT.

BUT JESUS SAYS, WHATEVER YOU

DO TO THE LEAST OF THESE, MY

BROTHEREND, YOU DO ON TO

ME.

SO IF YOU FEEL COMPASSION

FOR THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU

AND YOU WANT TO HELP THEM,

BY ALL MEANS CONSIDER THAT

YOU'RE TITHING TO THE LORD

WHEN YOU DO THAT.

Terry: ACTUALLY IN OUR

CULTURE TODAY, WITH THE

NEEDS BEING SO GREAT, THIS

IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR

CHRISTIANS TO LI LET THEIR

LIGHT SHINE IN THE MIDST --

Gordon: I THINK IT IS

TIME FOR THE BODY OF CHRIST

TO REALLY STEP UP.

NOT JUST HERE IN AMERICA,

BUT AROUND THE WORLD.

THEY'RE PLAYING THE MUSIC,

AND THAT MEANS THAT'S ALL OF

THE TIME WE HAVE FOR TODAY'S

SHOW.

NEXT WEEK WE'RE GOING TO BE

SITTING DOWN WITH

QUARTERBACK MICHAEL VICK.

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM EPHESIANS: "BE

FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT,

GIVING THANKS FOR ALL THINGS

FROM GOD, THE FATHER, IN THE

NAME OF OUR LORD, JESUS

CHRIST."

FOR TERRY, FOR LEE, AND FOR

ME AND ALL OF US, GOD BLESS

YOU AND WE'LL SEE YOU

AGAIN.

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