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The 700 Club - September 13, 2012

A South African farmer shares the miracles he has seen in Africa. Plus, Cynthia Cooper grew up a Jehovah's Witness, but experiences an encounter with Jesus Christ. Read Transcript


THEY CALL HIM THE SAVIOR

OF ISLAM.

HEAR WHAT HE BELIEVES AND

WHAT HE HAS PLANNED FOR THE

WEST.

THE PEOPLE THINK THERE IS

A PLACE OF SHARI'A IN THE

WEST.

SHARI'A IS A WAY, IT'S A

PATH.

Reporter: AND THEN,

TRAPPED INSIDE A CULT, AND

DISOWNED BY HER PARENTS.

I FELT VERY LEFT OUT AT

SCHOOL.

I FELT VERY ISOLATED.

Reporter: ONE DAUGHTER

MAKES HER BREAK ON TODAY'S

"THE 700 CLUB."

I WENT OUT AND I DID

WHATEVER I THOUGHT I WAS

BEING BAD ENOUGH TO DO.

*

[APPLAUSE]

Pat: WELL, WELCOME,

FOLKS, TO THIS EDITION OF

"THE 700 CLUB."

WELL, OBAMA SAID HE WAS

GOING TO BRING IN A NEW

FOREIGN POLICY, DIFFERENT

FROM THE BUSH

ADMINISTRATION, KINDLER,

GENTLER, MORE, OH, GENTLER

TOWARDS THE MUSLIM

EXTREMISTS, APOLOGIZING FOR

AMERICA ALL OVER THE WORLD.

WELL, DID IT WORK?

I THINK THE ANSWER IS A

RESOUNDING NO.

AMERICA A UNDER ATTACK IN

THE MUSLIM WORLD.

A MOB STORMED THE U.S.

EMBASSY IN YEMEN TODAY, AND

RIOTERS FIRED TEAR GAS OF

PROTESTORS IN EGYPT.

Terry: MITT ROMNEY SAYS

IT IS THE LATEST RESULT OF A

WEAK FOREIGN POLICY.

MEANWHILE, NEW INFORMATION

SUGGESTS THAT THE DEADLY

ATTACK IN LIBYA WAS PLANNED

BY TERRORISTS.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM HAS MORE.

Reporter: TODAY BRINGS

MORE TROUBLE IN THE MIDDLE

EAST.

REPORTS SAY PROTESTORS

STORMED THE U.S. EMBASSY IN

YEMEN OVERNIGHT.

EYE WITNESSES SAY SECURITY

FORCES OPENED FIRE.

AND IN EGYPT, UNREST IS

MOUNTING.

ANGRY PROTESTORS FILLED THE

STREETS.

POLICE THERE FIRED TEAR GAS

AND RUBBER BULLETS INTO THE

CROWD TO KEEP THEM AWAY FROM

THE U.S. EMBASSY.

MEANWHILE, U.S. OFFICIALS

ARE LEARNING MORE ABOUT

TUESDAY'S DEADLY ATTACKS IN

LIBYA.

A TERRORIST GROUP WITH TIES

TO al-QAEDA CLAIMS

RESPONSIBILITY.

OFFICIALS SAY IT WAS A

WELL-COORDINATED ATTACK,

TIMED TO COINCIDE WITH THE

9/11 ANNIVERSARY, AND IT

HAPPENED JUST ONE DAY AFTER

al-QAEDA LEADER

al-ZAWAHIRI CALLED FOR

LIBYANS TO RISE UP AGAINST

AMERICANS.

Reporter: ONE DAY

BEFORE THE STORMING OF THE

EMBASSY, al-ZAWAHIRI, HE

CALLED FOR THEM TO RISE UP.

Reporter: FOUR PEOPLE

WERE KILLED, INCLUDING U.S.

AMBASSADOR CHRIS STEVENS.

HE RISKED HIS LIFE TRYING

TO STOP A TYRANT, AND THEN

GAVE HIS LIFE.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

OBAMA SPOKE WITH THE LEADERS

OF LIBYA AND EGYPT FOLLOWING

THE ATTACKS.

THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS HE

URGED THEM TO WORK WITH THE

U.S. TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF

THE DIPLOMATS.

AND HE OFFERED HIS

CONDOLENCES TO THE FRIENDS

AND FAMILIES OF CHRIS

STEVENS AND OTHER VICTIMS,

AND PROMISED THE KILLERS

WOULD BE BROUGHT TO

JUSTICE.

President Obama: AS

AMERICANS, WE STAND UNITED,

ALL OF US, IN GRATITUDE FOR

THEIR SERVICE.

I WANT TO ASSURE YOU WE WILL

BRING THEIR KILLERS TO

JUSTICE.

Reporter: LIBYANS ARE

FILLING THE STREETS,

DEMONSTRATING AGAINST THE

ATTACK ON THE U.S.

CONSULATE.

MEANWHILE, THE VIOLENCE IN

THE MIDDLE EAST IS BECOMING

A POLITICAL ISSUE.

MITT ROMNEY WENT AFTER THE

PRESIDENT, SAYING THAT THE

WHITE HOUSE HAS NOT BEEN

PROVIDING LEADERSHIP IN THE

MIDDLE EAST.

HE ATTACKED A STATEMENT --

THE ADMINISTRATION WAS

WRONG TO STAND BY A

STATEMENT SYMPATHIZING WITH

THOSE WHO BREACHED OUR

EMBASSY IN EGYPT, INSTEAD OF

CONDEMNING THEIR ACTIONS.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

OBAMA FIRED BACK AT MITT

ROMNEY FOR THAT STATEMENT.

ARGUING THAT THE PRESS

RELEASE WAS RELEASED BEFORE

ANY OF THE ATTACKS TOOK

PLACE.

THE ROMNEY CAMP POINTED OUT

THE EMBASSY REISSUED SUPPORT

FOR THE STATEMENT AFTER THE

ATTACKS BEGAN.

President Obama:

GOVERNOR ROMNEY HAS A HABIT

OF SHOOTING FIRST AND LEARN

LATER.

AS PRESIDENT, YOU CAN'T DO

THAT.

Pat: I BELIEVE THAT THE

ADMINISTRATION POLICY FOR

APOLOGIZING FOR AMERICA

AROUND THE WORLD IS

PROFOUNDLY WRONG.

AMERICA IS AN EXCEPTIONAL

COUNTRY.

IT IS A GREAT COUNTRY.

AND AMERICAN LEADERS

SHOULDN'T BE APOLOGIZING.

AMERICAN EMBASSIES SHOULDN'T

BE TRYING TO PLACATE MUSLIM

SENSIBILITIES.

PERHAPS THE FILM WAS

STUPID -- I DON'T KNOW.

NEVERTHELESS, I HAVEN'T SEEN

IT, BUT IT DIDN'T WARRANT

WHAT THE RESULTS ARE THAT

HAVE COME ABOUT.

THE PEOPLE LEADING THESE

MARCHES AND RIOTS -- THEY'RE

CRAZED FANATICS, AND I THINK

THAT WE DON'T NEED TO BE

PLACATING THEM WITH OFFICIAL

ANNOUNCEMENTS.

LEE WEBB HAS THE REST OF OUR

TOP STORIES FROM THE CBN

NEWS ROOM.

LEE?

Lee: PAT, HOBBY LOBBY

HAS BECOME THE LARGEST

COMPANY NOW TO FILE SUIT

AGAINST THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT'S CONTRACEPTION

MANDATE.

IT IS AN ARTS AND CRAFTS

RETAIL CHAIN OWNED BY

CHRISTIANS.

THEY OPPOSE THE SECTION OF

OBAMACARE THAT FORCES THEM

TO PROVIDE ABORTION INDUCING

DRUGS.

THESE ABORTION-CAUSING

DRUGS GO AGAINST OUR FAITH.

OUR FAMILY IS BEING FORCED

BETWEEN FOLLOWING THE LAWS

OF THE LAND THAT WE LOVE, OR

MAINTAINING THEIR RELIGIOUS

BELIEFS THAT HAVE MADE OUR

BUSINESS SUCCESSFUL AND HAVE

SUPPORTED OUR FAMILY AND

THOUSANDS OF OUR EMPLOYEES

AND THEIR FAMILIES.

WE SIMPLY CANNOT ABANDON OUR

RELIGIOUS BELIEFS TO COMPLY

WITH THIS MANDATE.

Lee: HOBBY LOBBY COULD

FACE FINES UP TO

$1.3 MILLION A DAY IF IT

DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE NEW

FEDERAL LAW.

AND THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF

WASHINGTON, D.C. HAVE FILED

A SIMILAR LAWSUIT IN THAT

STATE.

PRO-GAY CANDIDATES IN RHODE

ISLAND LOST BIG.

ONLY ONE OUT OF THE SIX

PRO-GAY MARRIAGE CANDIDATES

CLAIMED VICTORY.

THEY'RE RUNNING FOR STATE

LEVEL POSITIONS.

LAST MINUTE FUNDING FROM TIM

GILL FAILED TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE IN THOSE RACES.

CBN NEWS HAS REPORTED ON

GILL'S FUNDRAISING EFFORTS

ON CANDIDATES THAT SUPPORT

GAY MARRIAGE.

ABOUT HALF THE MEMBERS OF

THE RHODE ISLAND STATE

SENATE OPPOSE SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE.

IT HAS BEEN A MONTH SINCE A

GAY ACTIVIST WALKED INTO THE

HEADQUARTERS OF THE FAMILY

RESEARCH COUNCIL AND WOUNDED

A BUILDING EMPLOYEE.

TONY PERKINS TALKED ABOUT

THAT INCIDENT, AND THE ISSUE

HE BELIEVES WILL PLAY A BIG

ROLE IN THE UPCOMING

ELECTION.

Reporter: TONY PERKINS

SAYS DESPITE THE GENERAL

BELIEF, THE ECONOMY IS ALL

THAT MATTERS.

WE ALSO BELIEVE IF YOU

WANT TO STRENGTHEN THE@

ECONOMY, YOU MUST FIRST

STRENGTHEN THE AMERICAN

FAMILY.

Reporter: HE SAYS

CRUCIAL SWING STATES THIS

YEAR HAVE TENDED TO BE

PRO-LIFE.

MANY OF THE STATES WHERE

PRO-LIFE ACTION HAS BEEN

STRONGEST ARE SWING STATES.

Reporter: WHAT SHOCKS

HIM, PERKINS SAYS, IS HOW

VICIOUS THE DEBATE HAS

BECOME ABOUT THESE

CONTENTIOUS SOCIAL ISSUES.

IN ONE CASE, IT LED A GAY

MAN TO ENTER A BUILDING AND

START SHOOTING.

IT IS TIME TO START

HURTLING HATE, AND HAVE A

LEGITIMATE DEBATE.

Reporter: PERKINS

TALKED SAID THE GUNMAN WHO

WOUNDED THAT MAN HAD THE

POTENTIAL FOR A MASSACRE.

THE MAN WHO SHOT JOHNSON

HAD ENOUGH AMMUNITION TO

KILL HALF OUR WORKERS THAT

DAY.

Reporter: PAUL STRAND,

CBN NEWS, WASHINGTON.

Lee: FORMER SECRETARY

OF STATE CONDOLEEZZA RICE IS

TALKING ABOUT HER FAITH AND

POLITICS WITH CBN NEWS.

DAVID BRODY INTERVIEWED HER

ON THIS WEEK'S BRODY FILE

PROGRAM.

AND SHE OPENED UP ABOUT

BEING SINGLE AT THE AGE OF

58.

I THANK GOD FOR THE LIFE

HE GAVE ME, LITERALLY IN

THOSE WORDS.

I'M A NICE SOUTHERN GIRL.

I ASSUMED I WOULD GET

MARRIED, BUT I NEVER FOUND

ANYBODY I WANTED TO LIVE

WITH.

AND THAT IS A PREREQUISITE

FOR GETTING MARRIED.

MAYBE SOME DAY I WILL.

BUT MY LIFE FEELS COMPLETE.

MY LIFE FEELS FULFILLING.

I WORK HARD TO PRACTICE MY

FAITH.

AND I THINK THAT GOD TOUCHES

US IN ALL KINDS OF

PACKAGES.

SOME OF US MARRIED, SOME OF

US SINGLE.

BUT THE IMPORTANT THING IS

TO REMEMBER THAT GOD TOUCHES

US ALL.

Lee: FASCINATING, AND,

BY THE WAY, DAVID CALLS HIS

SHOW "POLITICS WITHOUT THE

SNOOZE FACTOR."

YOU CAN WATCH "THE BRODY

FILE" 9:30 A.M. ON FRIDAY.

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU WILL KEEP

PRESSURING THE U.S. TO GET

TOUGHER ON IRAN.

ISRAEL FEARS IRAN WANTS TO

PRODUCE NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

RECENT REPORTS SAY THE

PRESIDENT COULD NOT FIND

TIME IN HIS SCHEDULE TO MEET

WITH NETANYAHU DURING HIS

UPCOMING TRIP TO THE U.S.

BOTH SIDES ARE DOWNPLAYING

REPORTS OF A RIFT, BUT

NETANYAHU TELLS THE

JERUSALEM POST HE WILL NOT

BACK DOWN FROM EXPRESSING

HIS VIEWS ON ISRAEL

SECURITY, AND HE WILL NOT

STOP CALLING FOR RED LINES

TO BE SET.

PAT?

Pat: WELL, HE IS WRITE

IN SAYING WHEN?

YOU WANT US TO WAIT UNTIL

WHEN?

AND FOR WHAT?

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU IS A

TOUGH GUY.

I APPRECIATE HIM.

I GOT TO KNOW HIM WHEN HIS

BROTHER, YANNI, WAS KILLED

DURING THAT INTEBI RAID, AND

HE WAS A NATIONAL HERO IN

ISRAEL.

AND THEN HE CAME ALONG WITH

THAT TREMENDOUS ACCLAIM FOR

HIS BROTHER, AND THE NEXT

THING YOU KNOW HE BECAME

PRIME MINISTER.

HE IS TOUGH.

AND THEY NEED TO BE TOUGH

BECAUSE THEY'RE FACING

EXTINCTION.

IF YOU'RE PEOPLE ARE FACING

ULTIMATE EXTINCTION AT THE

HANDS OF THE TERRORISTS, YOU

HAVE TO TAKE ACTION.

AND HE WANTS TO TAKE

ACTION.

AND UNFORTUNATELY, WE HAVE A

PRESIDENT WHO IS ANYTHING

BUT TOUGH.

HE CLAIMS TO BE TOUGH, BUT

HE IS NOT.

Terry: EXACTLY.

UP NEXT, HE IS THE GRANDSON

OF THE FOUNDER OF THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD.

SO WHAT IS HE DOING IN THE

U.S.A.?

FIND OUT WHEN ERIC

STACKELBACH GOES ONE-ON-ONE

WITH TERIK RA RAMADAN AFTER

THIS.

.

Pat: WELL, WE'VE JUST

HAD THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE

TRAGEDY OF SEPTEMBER 11TH,

WHAT THEY CALL 9/11.

AND THE LOSS OF LIFE, AND,

OF COURSE, THE TERRORISTS

TRIED TO PICK UP ON THAT

ANNIVERSARY AND ATTACK OUR

EMBASSY IN BENGHAZI IN

LIBYA.

IN CASE YOU WONDER, RADICAL

ISLAM IS ALIVE AND WELL.

WE'RE SEEING IT IN THE

ATTACKS AGAINST THE U.S.

EMBASSIES IN THE MUSLIM

WORLD.

AND NOW THE GRANDSON OF THE

FOUNDER OF THE MUSLIM'S

BROTHERHOOD IS TRYING TO

QUOTE REPACKAGE ISLAM FOR

THE WESTERN WORLD.

HIS NAME IS TERIK RAMADAN,

AND HE HAS BEEN CALLED

ISLAM'S SAVIOR.

RECENTLY OUR ERIC

STACKELBACH SAT DOWN TO

BRING US THIS EXCLUSIVE

INTERVIEW WITH THE GRANDSON

OF THE FOUNDER OF THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD.

[YELLING]

Reporter: AS THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD TIGHTENS ITS

GRIP ON EGYPT, WESTERN

GOVERNMENTS ARE TRYING TO

GET A HANDLE ON THIS

POWERFUL GROUP.

IS IT A RADICAL JIHADIST

MOVEMENT OR A VOICE FOR

REFORM THAT OPPOSES

VIOLENCE.

TERIK RAMADAN FACES THOSE

SAME QUESTIONS.

I'M THE GRANDSON OF THE

FOUNDER OF THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD.

Reporter: HIS FAMILY

LINEAGE GIVES RAMADAN AN

INSTANT CREDIBILITY.

WHILE HIS GRANDFATHER

FOUNDED THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD, HIS FATHER DID,

TOO.

IN A RECENT INTERVIEW WITH

CBN NEWS, HE DENIED ANY

INVOLVEMENT WITH THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD.

I'M NOT A MEMBER.

Reporter: STILL, HE

PRAISES HIS FOREFATHER'S

WORK AND SAYS, QUOTE,"THERE

IS NOTHING IN HIS HERITAGE

HE REJECTS."

IT IS THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD'S FIRST BEACH

HEAD IN THE WEST.

NOW HIS SON, TERIK RAMADAN,

IS CARRYING ON THAT LEGACY

HERE AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY.

Reporter: HE TEACHES

ISLAMIC STUDIES AT OXFORD.

IN WRITINGS AND SPEECHES, HE

PROMOTES WHAT HE CALLS A

MODERN, EUROPEAN VERSION OF

ISLAM.

HE HAS ADVISED THE BRITISH

GOVERNMENT ON TERRORISM

ISSUES AND SAYS SHARI'A LAW

IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE U.S.

CONSTITUTION AND THE LAW.

Reporter: DO YOU THINK

THERE IS A PLACE FOR SHARI'A

IN THE LAW?

SHARI'A IS A WAY, IT IS A

PATH, FOR EXAMPLE.

WHEN I AM BASED IN MY

COUNTRY, OR IN THE WEST, AND

THE LAW OF THE COUNTRY IS

SAYING THAT WE ARE EQUAL

BEFORE LAW, THAT IS

SHARI'A.

SO MY UNDERSTANDING OF

SHARI'A IS NOT THE CLOSED

SYSTEM.

IT IS AN OPEN SYSTEM.

Reporter: RAMADAN

PACKAGES CONCEPTS LIE

SHARI'A IN A BENIGN WAY FOR

NON-MUSLIM AUDIENCE.

HIS CRITICS CHARGE IT IS A

DIFFERENT STORY WHEN HE

SPEAKS TO MUSLIMS.

BROTHER TERIK, THE

PROFESSORS CEREMONIES HAVE

RADICALIZED COUNTLESS YOUNG

PEOPLE.

IN 2003, A FRENCH COURT

FOUND THAT LANGUAGE USED BY

PREACHERS LIKE RAMADAN CAN

INFLUENCE YOUNG MUSLIMS, AND

INCITING THEM AS A FACTOR.

HE ALSO CAUSED AN UP ROAR

WITH NICOLAS SARKOZY WHEN HE

REFUSED TO CALL FOR A BAN ON

STONING.

[SPEAKING FRENCH]

Reporter: CONTROVERSY

CONTINUED TO FOLLOW RAMADAN

IN 2004, WHEN THE BUSH

ADMINISTRATION REVOKED HIS

VISA AND REFUSED TO LET HIM

ENTER THE COUNTRY JUST DAYS

BEFORE HE WAS TO BEGIN

TEACHING AT NOTRE-DAME.

HE USED THE PATRIOT ACT

BECAUSE I WAS SUPPORTING

PALESTINIAN ORGANIZATIONS.

HE SAID THIS PALESTINIAN

ORGANIZATION WAS LIKELY TO

BE HAMAS.

CONNECTED TO HAMAS OR GIVING

MONEY TO HAMAS.

THIS ORGANIZATION WAS, AT

LEAST IN 2003, AND I GAVE

THE MONEY BETWEEN '98 AND

200 2002, SO I STOPPED ONE

YEAR BEFORE.

Reporter: HAMAS IS A

U.S. DESIGNATED TERRORIST

ORGANIZATION, AND SERVES AS

THE PALESTINIAN WING OF THE

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD.

THE POSITION IS

LEGITIMATE RESISTANCE ON

OCCUPATION.

Reporter: SO THE

VIOLENCE IS LEGITIMATE,

THOUGH, WHEN HAMAS DOES FIRE

ROCKETS?

NO, NO, NO.

WHAT I'M SAYING IS WHAT THEY

ARE SAYING.

THEY ARE SAYING THAT TO

RESIST THE VIOLENCE OF THE

ISRAELI ARMY IS LEGITIMATE.

Reporter: OVER THE

YEARS, AT LEAST EIGHT

COUNTRIES, INCLUDING EGYPT

AND SAUDI ARABIA, HAVE

BARRED RAMADAN FROM

ENTERING.

FRANCE BANNED IN FOR SIX

MONTHS IN THE 1990s FOR

ALLEGED LINKS TO TERRORIST

ORGANIZATION.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

LIFTED THE AMERICAN BAN ON

RAMADAN ON 2010.

HE NOW TRAVELS FREELY INSIDE

THE UNITED STATES, GIVING

LECTURES AND ATTENDING

CONFERENCES.

I'M A EUROPEAN BY

CULTURE.

AND THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT

I'M NOT GOING TO RESPECT THE

PRINCIPLES OF MY RELIGION.

Reporter: IT IS

BALANCING THOSE ISLAMIC

PRINCIPLES WITH THOSE OF THE

WEST THAT HAS PROVEN A MORE

COMPLICATED MATTER.

ERIC STACKELBACH, CBN NEWS,

REPORTING FROM OXFORD,

UNIVERSITY.

Pat: WE ARE LIKE SUCH

SHEEP.

WE REALLY DON'T WANT

CONFLICT.

WE DON'T WANT

UNPLEASANTNESS.

AND IT IS UNPLEASANT TO SAY

A MAN IS TRYING TO UNDERMINE

THE FOUNDATION.

TO THINK THAT THE UNITED

STATES CONSTITUTION IS

COMPATIBLE TO SHARI'A LAW,

WHICH CONDONES THE CUTTING

OFF OF THE HANDS OF THIEVES

AND THE BEATING OF WOMEN AND

THAT KIND OF STUFF -- TO

THINK THAT IS COMPATIBLE

WITH U.S. LAW IS NONSENSE.

Terry: NOT TO MENTION

WHAT WE JUST SAW WHAT

HAPPENED IN PAKISTAN, WHICH

WAS A DELIBERATE, UNTRUE

CHARGE AGAINST A CHRISTIAN

GIRL.

DON'T THINK THAT CAN'T

HAPPEN ANYWHERE THAT THAT

KIND OF A LAW IS --

Pat: THE FACT THAT

SOMEBODY COULD BE STONED TO

DEATH OR IMPRISONED FOR

LIFE, WHATEVER, FOR

INSULTING THE QURAN.

AND THEN SOMEBODY IS

PLANTING PAGES ON HER.

I MEAN, THE IDEA THAT

SOMEBODY WOULD BE IN PRISON

AND EXECUTED FOR DESECRATING

THE HOLY BIBLE -- IT WON'T

HAPPEN.

Terry: YOU CAN'T EVEN

KEEP ONE ON YOUR DESK

ANYMORE.

Pat: SO MUCH FOR THAT.

WE'VE GOT A GUEST COMING

UP.

YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT HE

HAS DONE.

Terry: THAT'S EXACTLY

RIGHT.

WE WANT YOU TO MEET THE

FARMER WHO WENT FROM GROWING

CROPS, TO HEALING PEOPLE,

EVEN RAISING THE DEAD.

ONE MINUTE THEY WERE

MOANING, AND THE NEXT MINUTE

HE WAS STANDING THERE.

Terry: SOUTH AFRICAN

EVANGELIST ANGUS FRANKIN

JOINS US AFTER THIS.

*

Pat: SOME MOVIES ARE

LETDOWN, SOME ARE INSPIRING,

AND ONE CALLED "FAITH LIKE

POTATOES," IS A MOVE ABOUT A

SOUTH AFRICAN FARMER NAMED

ANGUS BUCKIN.

AND THE TITLE MEANS THAT

FAITH HAS TO HAVE FLESH.

AND HE HAS BOTH.

JUST WATCH.

Reporter: ANGUS BUCKIN

WAS A SUCCESSFUL FARMER IN

SOUTH AFRICA, BUT HE LIVED

WITH NO PURPOSE IN LIFE.

IN 1979, THE GREATEST DAY

OF MY LIFE, ME, MY WIFE, AND

MY CHILDREN WENT TO A LITTLE

METHODIST CHURCH, AND AT THE

END, I'LL NEVER FORGET IT,

MY CHILDREN WENT TO THE

FRONT.

IT CHANGED MY LIFE.

Reporter: ANGUS BEGAN

TELLING OTHERS ABOUT JESUS,

RIGHT IN HIS OWN BACKYARD.

AND HE WATCHED AS GOD WORKED

MIRACLES.

OVER THE YEARS, THE CROWDS

GREW BIGGER AND BIGGER.

LOOK DOWN, AND RIGHT IN

THE FRONT THERE WAS A MAN

SITTING THERE, AND HE HAD

TWO CRUTCHES.

AND I HEARD GOD SAY GO

BEHIND HIM AND PRAY FOR THAT

MAN.

AND THAT MIRACLE TURNED THE

PEOPLE.

HE WAS RUNNING UP AND DOWN

JUMPING FOR JOY.

Reporter: WHETHER IT IS

PREACHING FOR THOUSANDS AT

HEALING CRUSADES, OR GIVING

A HOME TO ORPHANS, ANGUS HAS

SEEN GOD CHANGE HUNDREDS OF

LIVES.

Pat: PLEASE WELCOME TO

"THE 700 CLUB," AN

EXTRAORDINAIRE MAN, ANGUS

BUCKIN.

IT'S GREAT TO BE HERE.

Pat: YOU WERE IN

ZAMBIA, AND THEN YOU WENT

INTO THE ZULOO COUNTRY.

THAT'S RIGHT.

AND I PREACH IN MY SECOND

LANGUAGE.

THE ZOOLOOERS ARE A PROUD

PEOPLE.

IT IS A BEAUTIFUL LANGUAGE,

PAT.

IT IS SUCH AN HONOR TO WORK

WITH THE LAND.

I'M PREACHING AND MY SONS

ARE WORKING THE FARMS.

Pat: WHEN WE THERE IN

ZULOO COUNTRY.

WE DID A PROGRAM THERE.

OKAY.

ONE THING ABOUT THEM,

THEY'RE PASSIONATE PEOPLE.

SO WHEN WE COME THROUGH FOR

CHRIST, THEY'RE PASSIONATE.

Pat: YOU HAVE A NUMBER

OF THE ZULOO WOMEN WORKING

ON YOUR FARM.

AND THEY CAME TO YOU ONE

NIGHT CRYING AND SOBBING.

THERE WAS A THUNDERSTORM,

AND THEY WERE STRUCK BY

LIGHTNING, AND ALL OF THE

WOMEN WERE KNOCKED TO THE

GROUND AND ONE DIDN'T GET

UP.

I'M TELLING YOU THE TRUE

STORY.

THEY CAME TO THE HOUSE, THEY

WERE CRYING, AND I HAD BEEN

PREACHING THEM ABOUT THE

POWER OF GOD.

I SAID GET AWAY FROM

WITCHCRAFT.

GET TO JESUS.

WHEN I HEARD THIS WOMAN WAS

DOWN, THEY SAID TO ME SHE

WAS DEAD.

SO I WENT UP THERE IN MY

PIC PICKUP, MY TRUCK.

I SAID GO IN AND BRING THE

BODY UP.

AND THEY SAID, YOU KEEP

TELLING US THIS JESUS HAS

HEALING POWER.

YOU BETTER COME IN AND A

PRAY.

I'LL NEVER FORGET IT, I

WALKED IN THERE, AND IT WAS

SMOKY, AND IT IS LIKE ALMOST

SCREAMING.

THIS WOMAN WAS LYING ON THE

ONE SIDE WITH A BLANKET OVER

HER.

I WENT OVER HER AND PRAYED

OVER HER.

I SAID, JESUS, PLEASE, IT IS

YOUR REPUTATION.

AND NOTHING HAPPENED, PAT.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.

I FELT THE HOLY SPIRIT

SAYING TAKE HER BY THE WRIST

AND PICK HER UP.

AND SO I PICKED HER UP.

AND THEN I FELT THE LORD SAY

TO ME, LET HER GO.

AND SHE STOOD WITH HER HANDS

RAISED UP, AND THE PLACE

WENT BALLISTIC.

FOR WEEKS LATER, THEY WERE

WORKING THE FIELDS AND

SINGING HYMNS.

Pat: BUT SHE WAS

STONE-COLD DEAD.

I'M GOING TO TELL YOU THE

TRUTH.

THEY HAD A BLANKET OVER THE

BODY.

THEY TOLD ME SHE WAS DEAD.

I LAID MY HANDS ON HER AND I

PRAYED FOR HER.

AND NOTHING HAPPENED.

AND THEN THE HOLY SPIRIT

SAID TAKE A HOLD OF HER AND

STAND HER UP.

THE STORY, FAITH LIKE

POTATOES.

REMEMBER THE SCOTTISH

PREACHER WHO SAID YOU HAVE

TO HAVE FAITH THAT IS

POSITIVE.

ONE GENUINE MIRACLE EQUALS A

THOUSAND SERMONS.

AND THAT WAS IT.

Pat: AND YOU'VE GONE

PREACHING ALL OVER AFRICA.

THERE ARE TENS OF THOUSANDS

THAT HAVE COME TO THE LORD.

THE BIGGEST THING IS THE

MEN.

THIS IS MY FIRST VISIT TO

THE U.S.

I'VE GOT A HEART FOR YOU

GUYS.

LOOK AT THOSE MEN.

Pat: HOW MANY

PEOPLE --

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS.

Pat: HUNDREDS OF

THOUSANDS.

THAT'S A FARM THERE.

JUST -- PAT, YOU KNOW WHAT I

FEEL ABOUT -- LOOK AT THAT.

Pat: I SEE THEM.

IT IS INCREDIBLE.

IT IS GREAT.

AND, PAT, THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE, YOUR PEOPLE -- IF

THERE IS ANY PROBLEM IN THE

WORLD, AND IF ANYTHING GOES

WRONG, YOU GET THE BLAME FOR

IT.

I'M GOING TO NASHVILLE

TOMORROW -- TODAY, AND I'M

PREACHING TO 3,000 MEN ON

FRIDAY NIGHT.

MY FIRST ONE.

I'M TELLING YOU, I CAN'T

WAIT TO GET THERE.

I CAN SEE YOUR A MAN'S MAN.

YOU RIDE HORSES, AND I RIDE

HORSES --

Pat: I'VE WORKED ON A

FARM.

I'VE DONE ALL OF THE THINGS

YOU'VE DONE.

AND LOVE YOUR WIVES.

LOVE YOUR WIFE; DISCIPLINE

YOUR CHILDREN.

THAT'S ALL WE'RE PREACHING,

AND IT'S WORKING.

Pat: YOU BUILT A HOUSE

AND CAME DOWN INTO THAT

AREA -- YOU HAD NOTHING.

HOW IN THE WORLD DID YOU DO

IT?

YOU WORKED 18 HOURS A DAY

EVERY DAY --

ALL OF THE CREDIT TO MY

WIFE, MY BEST FRIEND.

SHE WAS SIX MONTHS

PREGNANT.

WE HAD NO CELL PHONES, NO

WATER, NO COMMUNICATION.

WE BUILT IT IN THREE WEEKS.

THE ZULOO PEOPLE SAID THESE

GUYS WILL BE GONE IN SIX

MONTHS.

THEY'RE LIVING WORSE THAN

US.

35 YEARS HAVE GONE BY, AND

WE'RE STILL THERE.

Pat: YOU'RE WIFE IS SO

LOVING, BUT SHE IS SO

SLIGHT, AND SHE ENDURED --

SHE IS AN AMAZING WOMAN.

I SPOKE TO HER EARLY THIS

MORNING.

I TELL THE CROWD, SOMETIMES

I HAVE TO SELL AN OX WHEN I

GET HOME, A COW, TO PAY FOR

THE PHONE CALLS.

I SAID I'VE GOT NO MORE COWS

LEFT, BUT I'VE STILL GOT MY

WIFE.

Pat: YOU BUILT -- IT

WAS JUST MUD, AND THE ZULOO

WOMEN HELPED YOU MAKE THE

MUD BRICKS.

AND WE PLASTERED WITH

CEMENT.

I'M STILL IN THE SAME

HOUSE.

WHY DO I NEED TO BUY ANOTHER

HOUSE?

MY FATHER IS BUILDING A

MANSION FOR ME IN HEAVEN.

I'VE GOT 27 ADOPTED

CHILDREN.

I'VE GOT 154 SPIRITUAL SONS

ALL OVER THE WORLD.

I'M IN THE FAMILY BUSINESS,

LIKE YOU, SIR.

Pat: YOU CALL IT

SHALOM?

SHALOM IS THE NAME OF THE

FARM.

AND WE CALL IT SHALOM

MINISTE MINISTRIES.

THEY SAID THEY NEED A NAME,

AND MY WIFE SAID SHALOM,

PEACE.

I'M GOING TO ISRAEL IN NINE

DAYS' TIME AND I'M SPEAKING

AT THE TA TABERNACLE.

Pat: THAT'S A GREAT

PLACE.

WHAT IS GOD TELLING YOU

ABOUT THIS TIME WE LIVE IN,

AND WHAT'S COMING.

WHAT GOD'S TELLING ME --

THAT'S WHY I'M IN THE UNITED

STATES OF AMERICA.

GOD IS TELLING ME,

GENTLEMEN, IT IS TIME TO PUT

YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE BACK OF

MY BIBLE, RIGHT AT THE

BACK.

I HAVE WRITTEN A THING IN

THE BOOK OF REVELATION.

"KEEP SHORT OF COUNTS WITH

MAN AND SHORT OF COUNTS WITH

GOD."

JESUS IS NOT COMING SOON,

PAT.

I'M TELL YOU, HE IS ON HIS

WAY.

HE WILL COME LIKE?

I'M BLOWN AWAY BY THE

HOSPITALITY AND THE LOVE OF

YOUR PEOPLE.

IT'S SO GENEROUS.

Pat: YOU'RE A GREAT

MAN.

YOU'RE CHILDREN, DID THEY

GROW UP LOVING THE LORD?

YES.

ALL FIVE OF THEM LOVE

JESUS.

MY OLDEST BOY ORGANIZED

THOSE EVENTS YOU JUST SAW ON

THE TELEVISION.

IT IS HUGE.

WE HAD TO PUT AN EIGHT-

EIGHT-INCH PIPE TO GET

SHOWERS FOR THE MAN.

THIS WASN'T A ONE-DAY

EVENT.

THE TOILETS, FOR EXAMPLE,

THE SHOWERS -- I MEAN, THE

FOOD.

IT WAS AWESOME.

Pat: YOU DID ALL OF

THAT?

THEY DID IT ALL OVER.

I JUST CAME FROM YORKSHIRE,

ENGLAND, 3,000 PEOPLE.

I'M GOING TO NASHVILLE

TODAY, 3,000 MEN ON FRIDAY

NIGHT.

Pat: LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, THIS BOOK IS

CALLED "FAITH LIKE

POTATOES."

READ -- I MEAN, IF ANY OF

YOU HAVE EVER BEEN IN

FARMING, THIS GUY, IT'S

TOUGH WHAT HE DID.

MAN, I WORKED LIKE CRAZY

WHEN I WAS A KID.

I GOT PAID $15 A MONTH.

YOU'D GET UP AT 5:30, 6:00

IN THE MORNING, WHATEVER,

SLOP THE HOGS, CHOP THE

WOOD, DO ALL OF THIS STUFF,

GO OUT IN THE FIELD --

YOU'VE DONE THAT.

PAT, YOU KNOW WHAT I'M

HOPING TO DO NOW?

THIS IS MY DESIRE --

Pat: WHAT'S THAT.

ON TUESDAY, MAYBE YOU CAN

PRAY FOR ME.

IT LOOKS LIKE THERE IS A

GOOD OPPORTUNITY THAT I'M

GOING TO MEET ONE OF YOUR

DEAR FRIENDS, DR. BILLY

GRAHAM.

IT WILL BE ONE OF THE

HIGHLIGHTS OF MY LIFE.

TO ME, HE IS NUMBER ONE.

THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE I CAN

MEET THE GENTLEMAN.

Pat: HE CAN'T HEAR.

BUT HE IS ONE OF MY HEROS

AND ONE OF MY GOOD FRIENDS.

LET'S PRAY FOR HIM AND YOU.

THANK YOU, ANGUS, FOR THE

LOVE YOU HAVE, AND THE LOVE

FOR HIM.

WE PRAY HE MIGHT SEE -- PUT

HIM IN FRONT OF THOSE WHO

WILL BE BLESSED BY HIS

PRESENCE.

IN JESUS' NAME, AMEN.

AMEN.

THANK YOU.

Pat: GOD BLESS YOU.

FANTASTIC WHAT GOD HAS DONE

WITH A SIMPLE FARMER WHO IS

PREACHING FAITH LIKE

POTATOES.

YOU CAN GET THIS BOOK WHERE

BOOKS ARE SOLD.

THANK YOU, BROTHER.

Terry: COMING UP LATER,

A WOMAN REJECTS THE FAITH OF

HER PARENTS AND THEY DISOWN

HER.

I FELL INTO A DEEP

DEPRESSION.

AND I CAN REMEMBER HAVING A

BOTTLE OF PILLS.

AND I CALLED ONE OF MY

FRIENDS, AND I BASICALLY

TOLD HIM GOOD-BYE BECAUSE I

WAS PLANNING ON KILLING

MYSELF.

Terry: SEE HOW A KNOCK

ON THE DOOR SAVED HER LIFE

AFTER THIS.

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WAS WASHINGTON FOR THIS CBN

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BECAUSE THE CURRENT FISCAL

YEAR ENDS SEPTEMBER 30th,

AND THE MEASURE IS NEEDED TO

AVOID A GOVERNMENT

SHUTDOWN.

IT WILL CONTINUE A FREEZE ON

FEDERAL WORKERS PAY, BUT

GIVE THE AGENCIES A 6%

INCREASE IN FUNDING.

THE REPUBLICANS ARE AGAINST

THE INCREASE, BUT THEY CHOSE

TO PASS THE TEMPORARY BILL,

SO CONGRESS DOESN'T HAVE TO

PASS ANOTHER SPENDING BILL

IN THE POST-ELECTION

LAME-DUCK SESSION.

U.S. INVESTIGATORS ARE

INVESTIGATING REPORTS THAT

CHINESE PEOPLE HAVE

HARVESTED HUMAN ORGAN

PARTS.

THEY ALLEGED THAT KIDNEYS,

LIVES, LUNGS, HEARTS, AND

CORNEAS, WERE TAKEN FROM

DECEASED DISSIDENTS.

AND THEY SAY THEY MAY BE

INVOLVED IN THE BARBARIC

HARVESTING.

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WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Terry: AS A CHILD,

CYNTHIA COOPER NEVER HAD A

BIRTHDAY PARTY.

SHE WASN'T ALLOWED TO

CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS, AND SHE

COULDN'T PLAY SPORTS.

HER RELIGION FOR BADE ALL OF

THESE THINGS, AND SHE

ACCEPTED THAT, UNTIL THE DAY

HER PARENTS THREW ALL OF HER

SISTER'S CLOTHES ON THE

FRONT LAWN.

I REMEMBER BEING FIVE AND

GETTING MY FIRST CHRISTMAS

GIFT FROM SCHOOL.

Reporter: CYNTHIA

COOPER'S FATHER DIDN'T ALLOW

GIFTS OR CELEBRATIONS.

WHEN HE GOT HOME, HE

IMMEDIATELY THREW IT IN THE

TRASH.

I REMEMBER BEING CRUSHED

BECAUSE I DIDN'T

UNDERSTAND.

Reporter: CYNTHIA

COOPER'S FATHER AND MOTHER

WERE JEHOVAH WITNESSES.

HER FATHER WAS AN ELDER OF

THE FAITH AND STRICTLY

ENFORCED ALL OF THE RULES OF

THE RELIGION.

NO CELEBRATION OF

HOLIDAYS, BIRTHDAYS,

CHRISTMAS.

JESUS CHRIST WAS SIMPLY A

PROPHET WHO CAME TO THE

EARTH.

THEY DON'T BELIEVE THAT GOD

IS ABLE TO TALK TO YOU.

Reporter: AS A CHILD,

CYNTHIA WAS INDEPENDENT AND

CURIOUS.

SHE STRUGGLED TO UNDERSTAND

HER FATHER'S RELIGION.

I WOULD ASK HIM

QUESTIONS, AND A LOT OF THE

QUESTIONS HE WOULDN'T

ANSWER, OR HE WOULD GET

FRUSTRATED WITH ME.

PRETTY MUCH HIS RESPONSE

WAS, BECAUSE I SAID SO.

I FELT VERY LEFT OUT AT

SCHOOL.

I FELT VERY ISOLATED.

THERE WAS REALLY NO OUTSIDE

INFLUENCE OR OPPORTUNITY TO

BE SOCIAL OUTSIDE THE

MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH.

Reporter: CYNTHIA

CARRIED HER LONELINESS,

DOUBT, AND QUESTIONS INTO

HER TEENS.

SHE DREADED THE EXHAUSTING

WORK REQUIRED BY THE

RELIGION.

THE JEHOVAH WITNESSES

BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN GET

YOUR SALVATION THROUGH

WORK.

AND SO THE MORE HOURS YOU

HAVE IN FIELD SERVICE, THE

MORE DOORS YOU KNOCK ON, THE

MORE VALUABLE YOU ARE TO THE

KINGDOM HOME.

THE OLDER I GOT, I WOULD

PLAY SICK EVERY SATURDAY.

I'M NOT GOING OUT IN FIELD

SERVICE.

JUST ANY LITTLE WAY THAT I

COULD AVOID, YOU KNOW, DOING

THE WORKS OF THE KINGDOM.

Reporter: THE MORE WORK

HER PARENTS DID FOR KINGDOM

HALL, THE MORE CYNTHIA

REBELLED.

I PUSHED THE ENVELOPE

MORE.

I WENT OUT AND I DID

WHATEVER I THOUGHT IT WAS

BIG AND BAD ENOUGH TO DO.

SNEAKING OUT WITH MY

BOYFRIEND, GOING PLACES I

HAD NO PERMISSION.

Reporter: WHEN CYNTHIA

WAS 13, HER OLDER SISTER

MARRIED A MAN WHO WAS NOT A

JEHOVAH WITNESS.

HER SISTER'S ACTIONS AND HER

PARENTS REACTIONS FINALLY

BROUGHT CYNTHIA TO A

BREAKING POINT WITH THE

RELIGION.

MY PARENTS HAD LITERALLY

THROWN ALL OF MY SISTER'S

CLOTHES OUT ON THE FRONT

LAWN BECAUSE SHE HAD GOTTEN

MARRIED.

I BEGAN TO THINK, THIS IS

YOUR CHILD.

HOW CAN YOU SAY YOU LOVE

YOUR CHILD AND YOU LOVE GOD,

BUT YOU'RE TREATING YOUR

CHILD THIS WAY.

I JUST BEGAN TO QUESTION.

IT WAS SOMETHING INSIDE OF

ME THAT SAID THIS IS NOT THE

LOVE OF GOD.

SO I BEGAN TO SEARCH FOR

GOD.

Reporter: CYNTHIA

SECRETLY PRAYED FOR GOD AND

ASKED HIM TO REVEAL

HIMSELF.

SO TALKING TO TIME FOR

THE FIRST TIME IT WAS

FOREIGN.

THE JEHOVAH WITNESSES HAD

TAUGHT ME THAT GOD DOESN'T

SPEAK TO PEOPLE.

HERE I AM TALKING TO THIS

GOD WHO CAN'T HEAR ME -- I

DON'T KNOW IF HE CAN HEAR

ME.

Reporter: THEN IN HER

JUNIOR YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL

HAD, SHE EXPERIENCED

SOMETHING SHE WAS TAUGHT

COULD NEVER HAPPEN.

SHE BELIEVED SHE HEARD THE

VOICE OF GOD.

I ACTUALLY HAD A PINCHED

NERVE.

AT THE TIME, NO ONE KNEW

WHAT IT WAS.

I SAID, LORD, IF YOU HEAL

ME, I'LL SERVE YOU.

I DON'T KNOW WHO YOU ARE, I

DON'T KNOW HOW TO SERVE YOU,

BUT IF YOU HEAL ME, I WILL.

I HEARD THE HOLY SPIRIT SAY

OKAY.

AND SO I TURNED MY NECK, AND

SOMETHING SNAPPED IN THE

SIDE OF MY NECK.

AND IMMEDIATELY I WAS

HEALED.

AND I KNEW IT WAS HIM.

AND THEN IMMEDIATELY THE

PEACE THAT I FELT ONCE THAT

CAME OVER ME -- IT WAS

AWESOME.

Reporter: CYNTHIA KEPT

HER PERSONAL EXPERIENCES

WITH GOD A SECRET UNTIL SHE

MOVED OUT OF HER PARENTS'

HOME.

SHE KNEW THERE WOULD BE

GRAVE CONSEQUENCES.

WHEN SHE WAS 19 AND LIVING

INDEPENDENTLY, SHE DENOUNCED

THE JEHOVAH WITNESS

RELIGION.

I WROTE A LETTER TO ONE

OF THE ELDERS OF THE

CONGREGATION, AND I TOLD

THEM I NO LONGER WISH TO BE

A WITNESS.

I HEARD LATER ON THAT THEY

PUBLICLY DISOWNED ME AT THE

SERVICE.

Reporter: SO DID

CYNTHIA'S PARENTS.

WHEN MY PARENTS DISOWNED

ME IT WAS DEVASTATING.

I REMEMBER MY DAD CALLING ME

AND TELLING ME I WAS NOT

WELCOME.

IT CRUSHED ME.

THERE WERE SO MANY DIFFERENT

EMOTIONS.

BUT ONE THING I KEPT IN THE

BACK OF MY MIND IS THAT I

HAD HEARD THE VOICE OF GOD.

SO IF ANYTHING HAPPENS, I

KNEW HE TALKED TO ME WHEN HE

HEALED ME.

SO THAT'S WHAT KEPT ME

GOING.

Reporter: A COUPLE OF

MONTHS LATER, CYNTHIA MET A

PASTOR AT A LOCAL GYM, AND

HE INVITED HER TO CHURCH.

BECAUSE OF HIS INVITATION,

SHE ATTENDED A CHRISTIAN

CHURCH FOR THE FIRST TIME IN

HER LIFE.

AT FIRST SHE WAS AFRAID.

I HAD BEEN TAUGHT THAT

ALL OTHER CHURCHES WERE TIED

UP WITH SATAN, THE DEVIL.

AND TO GO IN AND EMBRACE

THAT WOULD BE BASICALLY

WORSHIPPING THE DEVIL.

BUT THERE WAS SUCH A PEACE

THAT CAME OVER ME THAT I

KNEW IT WAS GOD AND I KNEW

IT WAS HIM LEADING.

Reporter: THAT DAY

CYNTHIA LEARNED ABOUT JESUS

AND HIS PLAN OF SALVATION.

CYNTHIA GAVE HER LIFE TO

CHRIST.

WHEN I FIRST GOT SAVED

AND I ASKED CHRIST INTO MY

HEART, I FELT CLEAN.

GOING TO THE ALTER, I FELT

LIKE I WAS BEING RINSED OF

EVERYTHING.

IT WAS A FREEING

EXPERIENCE.

IT WAS INDESCRIBEABLE.

Reporter: CYNTHIA'S NEW

FAITH WAS GENUINE, BUT HER

CONVERSION TO CHRISTIANITY

ONLY WIDENED THE GAP BETWEEN

HER AND HER FAMILY.

I FELL INTO A DEEP

DEPRESSION.

AND I CAN REMEMBER HAVING A

BOTTLE OF PILLS.

AND I CALLED ONE OF MY

FRIENDS AND I BASICALLY TOLD

HIM GOOD-BYE.

BECAUSE I WAS PLANNING ON

KILLING MYSELF.

AND RIGHT BEFORE THAT

HAPPENED, HE KNOCKED ON THE

DOOR, THANK GOD, AND HE

PRAYED ME OUT OF THAT

DEPRESSION.

Reporter: WITH THE

SUPPORT OF HER CHURCH,

CYNTHIA DREW ON GOD'S

STRENGTH AND ENCOURAGEMENT.

HER VICTORY OVER DEPRESSION

CAME WHEN SHE STARTED

READING THE BIBLE AND

MEMORIZING SCRIPTURES.

CYNTHIA SAID HER HARDSHIPS

ONLY MADE HER FAITH

STRONGER.

I LEARNED SO MUCH ABOUT

WHO JESUS WAS FROM MY

PROVIDER, MY COMFORTER WHEN

I WAS LONELY.

HE WAS MY PEACE, YOU KNOW,

WHEN MY MIND WOULD TRY TO BE

CONFUSED.

HE HAS BEEN MY MOTHER.

HE HAS BEEN MY FATHER.

HE HAS BEEN EVERYTHING TO

ME.

Reporter: TODAY CYNTHIA

IS STILL ES STRAIRCHLD

ESTRANGED FROM HER FAMILY,

BUT SHE HAS FORGIVEN THEM.

SHE SHARES HER STORY IN HER

BOOK, "THE COST OF

RELIGION."

I HAVE A RELATIONSHIP

WITH JESUS CHRIST.

I LIVE MY LIFE BASED ON THE

RELATIONSHIP BECAUSE I WANT

TO BE PLEASING TO HIM.

THAT IS SO ABSENT FROM THE

RITUALS THAT COME WITH

RELIGION.

THERE IS NO COMPARISON.

IF THERE IS SOMEONE TODAY

WATCHING AND YOU WANT JESUS,

AND MAYBE YOU WERE TAUGHT HE

IS JUST A PROPHET.

I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TODAY

TO INVITE HIM INTO YOUR

HEART.

HIS BLOOD IS MORE POWERFUL

THAN ANYTHING.

HIS SPIRIT IS MORE POWERFUL

THAN ANYTHING.

IF YOU DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM,

HE WILL FIND YOU.

Terry: THAT'S HIS

PROMISE.

YOU'LL FIND ME WHEN YOU SEEK

FOR ME WITH ALL OF YOUR

HEART.

YOU CAN DO THAT TODAY.

MAYBE YOU'VE BEEN TRAPPED IN

THE EMPTINESS OF RELIGION.

MAYBE YOU'VE JUST BEEN

TRAPPED IN GROWING UP IN A

SCENARIO WHERE YOU DIDN'T

EVER KNOW WHO GOD WAS.

LET ME ASSURE YOU GOD WANTS

TO KNOW YOU INTIMATELY.

HE ALREADY KNOWS YOU FROM

HIS END, BUT HE WANTS TO

KNOW YOU IN A RELATIONSHIP

WITH YOU.

WE WERE CREATED IN THE IMAGE

AND LIKENESS OF GOD.

AND WE WERE CREATED TO HAVE

RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.

THE BIBLE SAYS HE LOVES US

MORE THAN WE CAN BEGIN TO

UNDERSTAND OR IMAGINE, THAT

HE DANCES OVER US WITH

DELIGHT.

WE ARE HIS CREATION.

HE SAYS THAT HE KNEW US

BEFORE WE WERE EVER FORMED

IN OUR MOTHER'S WOMB.

YOU'RE GOD'S IDEA.

DON'T MISS OUT ON HAVING A

RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.

JESUS CAME AND SACRIFICED.

HE WASN'T JUST A PROPHET.

HE IS GOD IN FLESH,

SACRIFICED ON THE CROSS FOR

YOUR SIN AND MINE.

YOU KNOW IN OUR HEART OF

HEARTS, WE KNOW WHO WE ARE.

WE KNOW THAT WE ARE

SINNERS.

WE KNOW THAT WE FOLLOW THE

THINGS OF OUR FLESH.

WE KNOW WE DON'T DO RIGHT.

WE WANDER.

WE WANDER IN OUR OWN WAY.

AND GOD IS SAYING, COME TO

ME.

NOT ONLY WILL I FORGIVE YOU

YOUR SINS, NOT ONLY WILL I

GIVE YOU A FRESH START, A

NEW BEGINNING, I'M PREPARING

A PLACE FOR YOU AND I TO

LIVE FOREVER TOGETHER, FOR

ETERNITY.

THAT'S FOR THOSE WHO CALL

UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD,

WHO RECEIVE THE FORGIVENESS

OF CHRIST.

WHO SAY, YES, GOD, I WANT TO

LIVE FOR YOU.

THAT'S ALL IT IS BECAUSE IT

IS A RELATIONSHIP THAT

STARTS WITH A CONVERSATION.

YOU JUST TALK TO HIM.

JUST SAY, GOD, I AM LOST.

I AM A SINNER IN NEED OF A

SAVIOR.

JESUS, FORGIVE MY SINS.

SAVE MY SOUL.

COME INTO THE CENTER OF MY

LIFE.

TEACH ME TRUTH.

TEACH ME HOW TO LIVE FOR

YOU.

DON'T LISTEN TO VOICES

AROUND YOU WHO DEFINE WHO

JESUS IS IN THEIR OWN

TERMINOLOGY.

GO TO THE WORD OF GOD AND

READ WHAT HE SAYS IN HIS

INSPIRED WORD ABOUT HOW WHO

HE IS, WHO YOU ARE, ABOUT

HIS PROMISES AND HIS PLANS

AND PURPOSES FOR YOU.

IT'S ALL THERE.

IT'S ALL THERE.

TODAY, START WITH THIS

CONVERSATION AND INVITE HIM

INTO YOUR LIFE.

AND LET HIM REVEAL HIMSELF

TO YOU.

IT IS NOT HARD.

HE WANTS TO KNOW YOU.

IF YOU'VE PRAYED THAT PRAYER

AND YOU'VE BEGUN A

RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS, WE

WANT TO HELP YOU GROW IN

IT.

PAT HAS PUT TOGETHER FOR YOU

A PACKET CALLED "A NEW

DAY."

IT IS FILLED WITH WONDERFUL

INFORMATION.

WHAT DO YOU DO NOW?

HOW DO YOU GROW IN THIS NEW

RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD?

HOW DO YOU READ THE WORLD

EFFECTIVELY?

WHY DO WE GO TO CHURCH?

WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?

THIS IS FREE FOR THE

ASKING.

NO STRINGS ATTACHED.

ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS CALL

THAT TOLL-FREE NUMBER,

1-800-759-0700.

EVEN THE CALL IS FREE.

JUST SAY, I'VE PRAYED THAT

PRAYER AND I'D LIKE THE "NEW

DAY" PACKET, AND WE'LL GET

THIS OUT TO YOU RIGHT AWAY.

PAT?

Pat: THANKS, TERRY.

UP NEXT, FOLKS, WE'LL BRING

IT ON WITH YOUR E-MAIL

QUESTIONS.

KAY SAYS, "IS IT WRONG TO

LISTEN TO WEIGHT LOSS

C.D.s?

DOES THE BIBLE WARN AGAINST

BEING IN A TRANCE?"

I GUESS SHE IS TALKING ABOUT

HYPNOSIS, AND WE'LL ANSWER

THAT QUESTION WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Terry: FRIENDS, WE

LISTEN TO DIFFICULT,

CHALLENGING, UNIQUE TIMES.

WE NEED TO UNITE TOGETHER

AND PRAY FERVENTLY.

IF YOU'RE A "700 CLUB"

MEMBER, WATCH FOR THIS TO

COME IN THE MAIL.

INSIDE OF IT IS AN

OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO SEND

IN YOUR PRAYER REQUESTS FOR

THE COUNTRY, AND STEPS FOR

REVIVAL IN AMERICA.

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE BOTH OF

THESE.

WE WANT YOU TO BE PART OF

THIS PRAYER OUTREACH.

IF YOU'RE NOT A "700 CLUB"

MEMBER, GO TO CBN.COM.

THERE IS A WAY TO GET AHOLD

OF THE MATERIALS THERE.

WE NEED TO BE PART OF THIS.

Pat: TERRY, WE'VE

REALLY GOT TO GET WITH IT.

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT

WE GET A LITTLE SURFACE --

IT'S KIND OF LIKE WE'RE

RIDING ON THE FROTH.

THERE IS SO MUCH NEWS AND SO

MUCH CHATTER AND SO MUCH

MUCH GARBAGE --

Terry: AND

DISCOURAGEMENT.

Pat: AND

DISCOURAGEMENT.

AND EVERY TIME YOU TURN

AROUND, THERE IS SOMETHING

BAD.

AND WE NEED TO FOCUS ON THE

REALITY OF GOD.

WE RENDER OUR HEARTS AND OUR

GARMENTS, AND CRY OUT TO

GOD.

GOD CAN HEAR -- NOT ONLY CAN

HEAR, BUT WILL HEAR AND

ANSWER.

RIGHT HERE IN AMERICA, IF

YOU CAN BELIEVE IT, NOT ONLY

ARE THERE SIX MILLION PEOPLE

ON FOOD STAMPS, THERE ARE

16 MILLION PEOPLE IN AMERICA

WHO GO HUNGRY EVERY DAY.

IN AMERICA.

AND FOR MANY OF THEM, SCHOOL

IS THE ONLY PLACE THEY CAN

GET A FULL MEAL.

Reporter: MANY CHILDREN

IN AMERICA GO HUNGRY.

FOR SOME THE ONLY FOOD THEY

GET COMES ON SCHOOL DAYS.

ON THE WEEKENDS, THERE IS

NOTHING.

THIS FACT REALLY HIT HOME

FOR ELIZABETH JOHNSON.

I WAS A TEACHER, AND I

SAW KIDS AT THE DOOR OF THE

CAFETERIA AT BREAKFAST TIME

ON MONDAY MORNINGS, AND

OFTEN THEY HADN'T HAD

ANYTHING TO EAT SINCE THEY

LEFT SCHOOL ON FRIDAY.

Reporter: JULIE SMITH,

DIRECTOR OF SAMARITAN'S

KITCHEN IN WILLSBORO, NORTH

CAROLINA, SAYS THE

STATISTICS ARE STAGGERING.

ABOUT ONE IN FOUR

CHILDREN IN THE STATE OF

CAROLINA ARE AT RISK OF

GOING HUNGRY.

Reporter: SO

SAMARITAN'S KITCHEN DECIDED

TO FILL KIDS' BACKPACKS WITH

FOOD TO TAKE HOME FOR THE

WEEKEND.

TO DO THAT, THEY WENT TO

"OPERATION BLESSING," WHO

GLADLY PROVIDED FOOD FOR THE

PROGRAM.

SUSAN BLACKBURN IS THE

PRINCIPAL OF MILLER'S CREEK,

ELEMENTARY, WHERE THE

PROGRAM HAS REALLY TAKEN

OFF.

FOR US TO BE ABLE TO

PROVIDE THAT BACKPACK IS

PRICELESS BECAUSE GOOD

NUTRITION LEADS TO GOOD

ACHIEVEMENT AND ABILITY TO

LEARN.

THE DONATIONS THAT WE

RECEIVE FROM "OPERATION

BLESSING,", THERE IS NO WAY

WE COULD EVER SAY THANK YOU

ENOUGH TO THOSE FOLKS THAT

MAKE THAT POSSIBLE, THROUGH

THEIR DONATIONS AND THROUGH

THEIR KINDNESS AND THROUGH

THEIR GENEROSITY, WE'RE ABLE

TO PASS THAT FORWARD TO THE

FOLKS THAT WE SERVE.

Pat: IN AMERICA TODAY,

OUT OF THE FARM ABUNDANCE,

18 MILLION TONS OF FOOD IS,

YOU KNOW, PLOWED UNDER

BECAUSE IT DOESN'T MEET THE

GRADING REQUIREMENTS OF THE

VARIOUS SUPERMARKETS.

WE HAVE WORKED WITH A NUMBER

OF FARMERS -- WE GET

MILLIONS OF POUNDS OF

POTATOES, AND WE GET RICE

AND ALL KINDS OF THINGS, TO

MAKE AVAILABLE TO PEOPLE

THROUGH "OPERATION

BLESSING."

THE FACT THAT ANYBODY IN

AMERICA HAS TO GO HUNGRY IS

APPALLING.

AND TO THINK WE HAVE

46 MILLION PEOPLE ON FOOD

STAMPS TO SUPPLEMENT THEIR

INCOME.

WE REALLY HAVE GOT TO DO

SOMETHING TO GET THIS PLACE

GOING.

BUT WHILE WE'RE WAITING FOR

THE GOVERNMENT TO ACT AND

FOR THE POLITICIANS TO DO

WHAT THEY DO, WE WANT YOU TO

KNOW THAT "OPERATION

BLESSING" IS OUT THERE

FEEDING PEOPLE, CARRYING

MILLIONS OF POUNDS.

MY GOAL WAS TO HAVE

100 MILLION POUNDS OF FOOD A

YEAR SHIPPED INTO THE INNER

CITIES AND A APPALACHIANS

AND OTHER PLACE.

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE,

CALL IN AND SAY I WANT TO

HELP.

IT IS 1-800-759-0700.

AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF

WHAT WE'RE DOING TO HELP

OTHERS.

QUICKLY, QUESTIONS.

Terry: THIS IS KAY,

PAT, WHO SAYS, "IS IT WRONG

TO LISTEN TO WEIGHT LOSS

C.D.s?

DOESN'T THE BIBLE WARN

AGAINST BEING IN A TRANCE?"

Pat: IF I HAVE A DIET

BOOK, IT DOESN'T PUT ME IN A

TRANCE.

IT MAKES ME HUNGRY.

I THINK IF YOU'RE TALKING

ABOUT BEING HYPNOTIZED, THE

ANSWER IS IT IS WRONG.

IT IS WRONG TO GIVE YOUR

SPIRIT OVER TO SOMEBODY

ELSE.

I KNOW ABOUT HYPNOTIZED

PEOPLE.

IT IS NOT THAT HARD.

IT IS A POWER OF

SUGGESTION.

YOU SUGGEST YOU'RE GETTING

SLEEPY, AND ALL THAT STUFF,

AND THEN YOU CAN HAVE

SUGGESTION.

WE DON'T WANT TO GIVE OUR

MINDS SUBCONSCIOUS OVER TO

SOMEBODY ELSE.

I'VE NEVER SEEN A WEIGHT

LOSS C.D. THAT

GETS YOU

HYPNOTIZED.

THAT'S WRONG.

Terry: MICHAEL

SAYS, "HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN

YOU'RE FILLED WITH THE HOLY

SPIRIT?

WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?"

Pat: IT IS NOT A

QUESTION OF FEELING.

IN THE OLD CHURCH, THEY

SPOKE IN TONGUES.

AND THERE IS THE BIG DEBATE,

IS THIS THE SIGN OF THE

BAPTISM.

BUT THERE IS ALSO THE FRUIT

OF THE SPIRIT.

YOU'RE FILLED WITH THE

SPIRIT AND YOU DEMONSTRATE

THE FOOD.

AS MANY ARE LED BY THE

SPIRIT OF GOD, THEY'RE THE

SONS OF GUIDE, AND YOU CAN

FIND THE HOLY SPIRIT

SPEAKING TO YOU AND LEADING

YOU AND GUIDING YOU.

I THINK THE BIG THING IS

TAKE IT BY FAITH.

YOU ASK, YOU SURRENDER, AND

YOU RECEIVE THE FAITH.

Terry: THIS IS A VIEWER

WHO SAYS, "I HAVEN'T BEEN TO

CHURCH IN MANY YEARS.

HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHICH

CHURCH IS RIGHT FOR YOU?"

Pat: IT IS RIGHT WHERE

THEY PREACH THE WORD OF GOD

AND BELIEVE IN THE BIBLE.

IF THEY DON'T BELIEVE IN THE

BIBLE AND THEY DON'T PREACH

THE WORD AND THEY DON'T TELL

AS JESUS AS SAVIOR, YOU

DON'T WANT TO GO THERE.

IF ALL THEY TALK ABOUT IS

SOCIAL DOCTRINE, FORGET IT.

YOU HAVE A SPIRIT.

WHERE DOES YOUR SPIRIT FEEL

AT HOME?

WHERE DO YOU FEEL REST WHEN

YOU GO IN?

TRY A FEW ONES.

OF COURSE, IF YOU'VE GOT

CHILDREN, YOU WANT A

CHILDREN THAT HAS GOT A

YOUTH PROGRAM.

Terry: YOU KIND OF HAVE

TO TRY IT

A FEW TIMES.

WE SAID WE HAVE TO GO AT

LEAST THREE TIMES BEFORE WE

MAKE A DECISION.

Pat: THANKS FOR THOSE

QUESTIONS.

TOMORROW, A WOMAN PRONOUNCED

CLINICALLY DEAD COMES BACK

TO LIFE.

TODAY WE LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS FROM 1

THESSALONIANS: "IN

EVERYTHING GIVE THANKS FOR

THIS IS THE WILL OF GOD IN

CHRIST JESUS CONCERNING

YOU."

SEE YOU TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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