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The 700 Club - November 1, 2012

Dean Braxton was having a routine kidney stone procedure. Colton Burpo was having an emergency appendectomy. Both died on their respective operating tables and experienced the afterlife. Hear their stories on today's 700 Club. Read Transcript


MISS NEBRASKA.

Lee: FORMER

MISS AMERICA, TE THERESA

SCANLIN STARTS HER NEW

LIFE.

I LEAVE FOR CINCINNATI

TOMORROW.

Lee: AND PLANS FOR HER

NEXT ONE.

WHEN VIRTUES START TO

CRUMBLE, EVERYTHING ELSE

DOES, TOO.

I KNEW THE PERSON I SAW

WAS JESUS.

Lee: THE AFTER LIFE.

HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, AND

YOU'RE GOING TO LIKE IT.

Lee: ON TODAY'S "THE

700 CLUB."

*

Pat: WELCOME TO THIS

EDITION OF "THE 700 CLUB."

TODAY WE HAVE A TESTIMONY

FROM THAT YOUNG FELLOW --

THE BOOK THAT HIS FATHER

WROTE ABOUT HIM SOLD WELL

OVER A MILLION COPIES.

COLIN BURPOP, HE WENT TO

HEAVEN, CAME BACK, AND SAYS

WE'RE GOING TO LIKE IT.

Terry: IT IS SO

PRECIOUS BECAUSE IT IS

CHILD-LIKE INNOCENCE.

Pat: AND THIS WEEK IS

TOUCHING PEOPLE'S LIVES, AND

MORE AND MORE ABOUT WHAT

HAPPENS WHEN YOU DIE.

WHERE DO YOU GO?

WHAT IS IT LIKE.

PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY BEEN TO

HEAVEN.

PEOPLE WHO HAVE REALLY SEEN

HELL.

THESE ARE NOT ACTORS ARE

ACTRESSES.

THESE ARE THE REAL THINGS.

I THINK YOU'LL FIND IT

FASCINATING.

WE ASK OURSELVES, WHAT IS

GOING ON WITH THE WEATHER?

EVERYBODY TALKS ABOUT IT BUT

DIDN'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT

IT.

IS IT GLOBAL WARMING OR

NATURAL PHENOMENON?

WHATEVER IT IS, THIS LAST

HURRICANE HAS LIVED UP TO

ITS REPUTATION AS A

SUPERSTORM.

THE DEATH TOLL IS NOW MORE

THAN 70, WHICH IS SMALL,

TRAGIC, BUT NOTHING LIKE IT

COULD HAVE BEEN.

BUT THE LOSSES ARE AT LEAST

$50 MILLION, AND SOME

ESTIMATES ARE AS HIGH AS

$100 MILLION WHEN IT IS ALL

TOTALLED UP.

Terry: SANDY WAS A

THOUSAND MILES WIDE, BUT THE

NEW YORK-NEW JERSEY AREA WAS

THE HARDEST HIT.

THE PICTURES ARE

INCREDIBLE.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM LOOKS AT THE

ROAD TO RECOVERY.

Reporter: NEW SIGNS OF

NORMALCY IN THE BIG APPLE.

PUBLIC TRANSIT IS SLOWLY

COMING TO LIFE.

ANDREW CUOMO ASKED THE

TRANSIT AUTHORITY TO WAVE

ALL TRAIN AND BUS TICKETS

UNTIL THE WEEKEND.

A FEW SUBWAYS ARE BACK UP

AND RUNNING TODAY, AT LEAST

SOME OF THEM.

LIGHTS ARE BEGINNING TO TURN

ON IN AREAS AROUND WALL

STREET, BUT LOWER MANHATTAN

WILL REMAIN IN THE DARK AT

LEAST THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

AS NEW YORK SLOWLY REBOUNDS,

NEW JERSEY STRUGGLES TO MOVE

FORWARD.

THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD

NEXT DOOR BURNED TOTALLY TO

THE GROUND.

SO WE DON'T KNOW.

IT IS THE UNKNOWN THAT IS

REALLY UPSETTING.

OUR HOME WAS ON 12th

STREET NORTH, AND WE HEARD

THAT PART OF THE ISLAND TOOK

A HUGE HIT.

WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO MAKE

IT BACK THERE YET.

WE'RE LOOKING AT COMPLETE

LOSS.

SEASIDE HEIGHTS IS JUST

DEVASTATING.

LIKE A TSUNAMI, IT JUST CAME

IN AND KNOCKED BUILDINGS

DOWN.

Reporter: RESIDENTS ARE

CONFRONTED WITH DESTROYED

HOLES, AND IN SOME CASES,

TOWNS.

NO ELECTRICITY, FOOD OR

WATER, AND DANGEROUS

CONDITIONS.

A NEW CONCERN TODAY IN THAT

AREA, NATURAL GAS LEAKS THAT

TURN INTO DESTRUCTIVE

FIRES.

THERE ARE ALL OF THESE

GAS TRUCKS.

WE GOT DOWN THE BLOCK, YOU

GOT DOWN THE BLOCK, WHY

CAN'T WE GET GAS TRUCKS DOWN

THE BLOCK?

EVERYWHERE WE GO, YOU

HERE SH-SH-SH-SH-SH, GAS,

AND IT SCARES YOU TO DEATH.

Reporter: VOLUNTEERS

TEAMED UP WITH AN AREA

CHURCH TO GO OUT AND BEGIN

EVALUATING THE NEEDS OF

LOCAL RESIDENTS.

WHEN THE NEED IS GREATER

THAN MY LOCAL CONGREGATION

CAN MEET, THERE IS A BODY OF

CHRIST UNITED ACROSS THE

NATION AND ACROSS THE

GLOBE.

WE'RE SO THANKFUL FOR

"OPERATION BLESSING," AND

WE'RE SO THANKFUL TO OTHER

ORGANIZATIONS THAT COME TO

ASSIST IN TIMES OF CRISIS.

Reporter: EPHRAIM

GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Pat: THANKS, EPHRAIM.

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE

WITH "OPERATION BLESSING" IN

HELPING WITH WHAT WE CAN --

THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE WHO

ARE STRUGGLING A GREAT DEAL,

YOU CAN LOG ON TO CBN

DISASTER RELIEF FUND,

cbn.com, OR CALL

1-800-759-0700.

AFTER INSPECTING THE DAMAGE

FROM SANDY YESTERDAY,

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS BACK ON

THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL.

LEE WEBB TELLS WHERE THE

PRESIDENT AND MITT ROMNEY

ARE HEADED.

Lee: BOTH CANDIDATES

ARE VISITING THE KEY

BATTLEGROUND STATES, NO

SURPRISE THERE.

THE PRESIDENT IS TRAVELLING

TO WISCONSIN, NEVADA, AND

COLORADO.

MITT ROMNEY, MEANWHILE, WILL

SPEND THE DAY AND NIGHT IN

VIRGINIA.

ROMNEY RETURNED TO NORMAL

CAMPAIGNING IN FLORIDA

WEDNESDAY.

BUT POLITICAL OBSERVERS SAY

THE STORM AND ITS AFTERMATH

DID ALTER THE TONE OF HIS

SPEECH.

HE DIDN'T

CRITICIZE THE

PRESIDENT OR MENTION HIM BY

NAME.

LOOK, WE CAN'T GO ON THE

ROAD WE'RE ON.

WE CAN'T CHANGE COURSE IN

AMERICA IF WE KEEP ON

ATTACKING EACH OTHER.

WE HAVE GOT TO COME TOGETHER

TO GET AMERICA ON TRACK

AGAIN.

Lee: AND WITH JUST FIVE

DAYS BEFORE THE ELECTION,

POLLS SHOW THE RACE IS A

DEAD HEAT.

JENNIFER WISHON SAT DOWN

WITH ELECTION EXPERT, BRIAN

DARLING, OF THE HERITAGE

FOUNDATION, AND THEY TALKED

ABOUT SOME OF THE UNUSUAL

POSSIBILITIES FOR THIS

YEAR'S RACE.

THESE CANDIDATES HAVE

SAID THIS RACE IS GOING TO

BE CLOSE FROM THE VERY

BEGINNING, AND BOY ARE THEY

RIGHT.

COULD WE HAVE A CANDIDATE

THAT WINS THE POPULAR VOTE

BUT DOES NOT BECOME

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED

STATES?

YES.

IT IS A WINNER TAKES ALL

WITH THE EXCEPTION OF TWO

STATES, FLORIDA AND

NEBRASKA.

IT HAS HAPPENED WHERE YOU

HAVE HAD CANDIDATES LOSE THE

POPULAR VOTE BUT WIN THE

ELECTION.

ARE WE IN A SITUATION

WHERE WE COULD SEE A TIE ON

ELECTION NIGHT OR A TIE IN

THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE?

IT WOULD HAPPEN IF WE HAD

269 VOTES FOR PRESIDENT

OBAMA, AND 269 VOTES FOR

GOVERNOR ROMNEY.

THEN IT WOULD BE KICKED TO

THE HOUSE OF

REPRESENTATIVES.

AND STATE BY STATE, IT WOULD

VOTE FOR THE PRESIDENT OF

THE UNITED STATES.

AS CONSTITUTED NOW, THE

REPUBLICANS NOW HAVE A BIG

UPPER HAND IN THE HOUSE OF

REPRESENTATIVES.

SO MITT ROMNEY WOULD WIN IF

THE HOUSE WERE TO DETERMINE

WHO THE PRESIDENT OF THE

UNITED STATES WERE TO BE.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE SYSTEM

FOR VICE PRESIDENT, THAT'S A

ROLE OF THE SENATE.

THE VICE PRESIDENT IS

ACTUALLY THE PRESIDENT OF

THE SENATE.

IT WOULD LOOK LIKE JOSEPH

BIDEN WOULD HAVE A GOOD

CHANCE OF WINNING THAT

SENATE ELECTION FOR VICE

PRESIDENT.

SO THERE IS A SCENARIO WHERE

YOU HAVE PRESIDENT MITT

ROMNEY AND VICE PRESIDENT

JOSEPH BIDEN.

WHAT ARE YOUR TOP THREE

STATES YOU'LL BE WATCHING ON

ELECTION NIGHT?

OBVIOUSLY, FLORIDA AND

OHIO, BUT I'M GOING TO BE

WATCHING NEW HAMPSHIRE.

IF IT COMES IN EARLY FOR

MITT ROMNEY, IT WILL BE A

LONG NIGHT FOR PRESIDENT

OBAMA.

AND ALSO PENNSYLVANIA.

IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO

SEE IF PENNSYLVANIA IS

CLOSE.

OR IF IT IS CALLED VERY

EARLY IN THE EVENING FOR

PRESIDENT OBAMA.

THAT WOULD BE A WARNING SIGN

FOR THE ROMNEY CAMPAIGN THAT

THEY MAY BE IN TROUBLE.

Lee: SOME INTRIGUING

POSSIBILITIES, TO SAY THE

LEAST.

PAT, ARE YOU READY FOR SOME

HANGING CHADS IN FLORIDA?

Pat: THEY'RE NOT GOING

TO BE ANY HANGING CHADS.

RIGHT NOW THE MOMENTUM IS

CLEARLY IN ROMNEY'S

DIRECTION.

HE IS PICKING UP STEAM, AND

WE HAD AN EMINENT POLLSTER

ON THE OTHER DAY TALKING

ABOUT PENNSYLVANIA, AND

PENNSYLVANIA IS PLAY.

AND ROMNEY AND HIS SUPER

PACK IS SPENDING MONEY IN

PENNSYLVANIA.

IT COULD VERY EASILY TIP

OVER.

AND IT MAY END UP THEY WIND

UP WITH A REPUBLICAN SENATOR

INSTEAD OF BOB RACY.

AND KARL ROVE WAS PREDICTING

THAT THE SENATE WOULD SHIFT

TO THE REPUBLICANS.

I'M MEETING, IN A SHORT

WHILE, WITH MY PANEL OF

EXPERTS TO TRY TO SCOPE OUT

EXACTLY WHERE THE ELECTION

IS GOING AND SEE WHAT THEIR

CONCLUSIONS ARE, BUT, LEE, I

JUST -- I DON'T THINK IT IS

GOING TO BE CLOSE.

I REALLY BELIEVE THAT ALL OF

THE EARLY BALLOTING IN OHIO

AND PLACES LIKE THAT IS

GOING CLEARLY IN ROMNEY'S

FAVOR.

THERE IS TREMENDOUS

ENTHUSIASM IN THE RANKS.

AND I MAY ADD, AMONG THE

EVANGELICALS, THERE WAS AN

OP-ED PIECE IN THE WALL

STREET JOURNAL ABOUT THE

EVANGELICAL SUPPORT.

THE ORGANIZATION I FOUNDED,

CALLED THE CHRISTIAN

COALITION, WAS VERY, VERY

ACTIVE WHEN BUSH WAS WINNING

THAT ELECTION, AND OHIO WAS

A KEY STATE.

THEY HAD WORK ON THE

PRECINCTS THAT PEOPLE WERE

NOT AWARE OF THAT MADE THE

DIFFERENCE.

I THINK THE SAME THING IS

GOING TO HAPPEN THIS TIME.

THERE IS A HUGE AMOUNT OF

ENTHUSIASM, SO WE'LL JUST

SEE.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, ONE

MORE TIME, IT IS A QUESTION

OF TURNOUT.

THE ONLY POLL THAT MATTERS

IS THE ONE THAT IS GOING TO

TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY.

THAT'S WHEN YOU COME OUT TO

VOTE.

SO YOUR VOTE IS CRUCIAL.

IF YOU CAN VOTE EARLY IN

THESE STATES WHERE THE

VOTING IS EARLY, BY ALL

MEANS DO SO AND MAKE SURE IT

GETS COUNTED.

LEE?

Lee: YOU'RE NOT ALONE

IN YOUR PREDICTION.

FORMER CLINTON CAMPAIGN

ADVISOR DICK MORRIS IS USING

TERMS LIKE "LANDSLIDE" IN

TERMS OF ROMNEY.

FOX NEWS REPORTS THE CABLE

WAS ADDRESSED TO THE OFFICE

OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE,

HILLARY CLINTON.

THAT WARNING WAS SENT IN A

CLASSIFIED CABLE LESS THAN A

MONTH BEFORE THE ASSAULT

THAT KILLED FOUR AMERICANS,

INCLUDING AMBASSADOR CHRIS

STEVENS.

THE CABLE WAS SENT AFTER AN

EMERGENCY MEETING AT THE

MISSION.

THE MESSAGE SAID AL-QAEDA

HAD TRAINING CAMPS IN

BENGHAZI, AND THAT THE STATE

DEPARTMENT SECURITY TEAM DID

NOT BELIEVE THE DEPARTMENT

COULD BE PROTECTED.

THERE WAS A RECORD HIGH OF

11.6% IN SEPTEMBER, UP FROM

11.5% IN AUGUST.

LAST MONTH, NEARLY

18.5 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE

EUROZONE WERE OUT OF WORK.

A SIGN THAT THE ECONOMY

THERE IS DETERIORATING AFTER

A THREE-YEAR DEBT CRISIS.

IT COULD SIGNAL HARSHER

AUSTERITY MEASURES.

GREECE, SPAIN, ITALY,

PORTUGAL, AND CYPRESS ARE IN

A RECESSION.

Pat: IT IS HAPPENING.

ANYBODY WHO WILL TELL YOU WE

OUGHT TO BE LIKE EUROPE IS

OUT OF THEIR MIND.

EUROPEAN SOCIALISM, THE

WELFARE STATE, DOESN'T

WORK.

THERE ISN'T ENOUGH MONEY.

ONLY GOD HAS UNLIMITED

FUNDS.

NO GOVERNMENT HAS THEM.

AND WHEN THE GOVERNMENTS GO

BROKE, WHAT HAPPENS IS THE

ESSENTIAL SERVICES THAT

PEOPLE DEPEND ON BEGIN TO

FALTER.

YOU HAVE CLOSE TO HOME, THE

GARBAGE PICKUP, AND THEN YOU

HAVE THE UTILITIES THAT

SOMETIMES ARE

GOVERNMENT-OWNED.

AND THEN YOU HAVE THE POLICE

AND THE FIRE.

THEN YOU HAVE THE COURTS.

AND THEN YOU HAVE

JOBLESSNESS BECAUSE PRIVATE

ENTERPRISE DIDN'T PROVIDE

ENOUGH JOBS.

AND SO IT GOES.

AND THEN YOU BEGIN TO GET

RIOTING IN THE STREETS.

WHEN YOU HAVE YOUTH

UNEMPLOYMENT AS HIGH AS 50%

IN SPAIN, AND OVERALL

UNEMPLOYMENT UP TO 25%, THIS

IS CATASTROPHIC.

AND THERE IS NO MONEY TO

MAKE THE DIFFERENCE, SO THE

GOVERNMENTS ARE SAYING WE

HAVE TO PAY OFF OUR DEBTS,

SO WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO IS

BEGIN AUSTERITY, WHICH IS A

DOUBLE WHAMMY.

THEY HAVE NO ROOM TO

MANEUVER.

THE ONLY WAY WE CAN MANEUVER

THIS COUNTRY IS BECAUSE WE

HAVE A CURRENCY EVERYBODY

HAS TO TAKE, AND THE FED HAS

UNLIMITED POWER TO PRINT

MONEY.

WHAT THEY'RE DOING NOW, THIS

$40 BILLION A MONTH OF

BUYING SECURITIES IN

QUANTITATIVE EASING IS NOT

THE WAY TO GO.

THEY'RE GOING TO FLOOD THE

CURRENCY WITH MONEY.

THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT, BY

THE WAY, IS STARTING TO SAY

WE'VE GOT TO REINFLATE, SO

THEY'RE FLOODING THE

MARKET.

AND THE JAPANESE YEN IS

BEGINNING TO SINK.

I WAS VERY FORTUNATE TO BUY

A DOUBLE SHORT YEN.

I'M SURE YOU DID THE SAME

THING.

Terry: ABSOLUTELY.

I WAS FIRST ON THE LIST.

Pat: OKAY.

ANYHOW.

THEM YENS IS IN TROUBLE.

Terry: IS THERE ANY

REDEMPTION IN SIGHT FOR

EUROPE?

FOR THESE COUNTRIES?

Pat: NO.

NO.

THE ONLY THING THEY'LL HAVE

TO DO IS THERE WILL BE

MASSIVE DEFAULTS.

THEY'RE GOING TO SOLDIER

ALONG AND TRY TO MAKE IT.

MY ADVICE FOR GREECE IS,

LOOK, BITE THE BULLET,

REPUDIATE SOME OF YOUR DEBT,

COME OUT SOME OF THESE

SERVICES YOU'VE BEEN

PROVIDING, GET YOUR HOUSE IN

ORDER, AND LET THE PRIVATE

SECTOR GO.

CUT THE ATTACK TAXES YOU'VE

BEEN LAYING ON THE PEOPLE,

AND LET THE PRIVATE SECTOR

IN GREECE GO.

AND THEY CAN SELL THEIR

OLIVE OIL AND ALL OF THE

STUFF THEY SELL.

THE GREEKS CAN MAKE IT, BUT

THEY CAN'T MAKE IT TIED INTO

EUROPE.

THEY'RE GOING TO CUT LOSE

FROM EUROPE.

GERMANY ISN'T GOING TO CARRY

THE LOAD ALL BY ITSELF.

THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE BEING

ASKED TO DO.

Terry: UP NEXT, MEET AN

ASPIRING PRESIDENTIAL

CANDIDATE.

SHE PLANS TO RUN IN 2028.

COMING UP LATER...TWO EYE

WITNESS ACCOUNTS OF HEAVEN.

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF

JESUS WAS MY FAMILY, AND IT

WAS LIKE, WOW!

I WAS IN THE KINGDOM OF

GOD TO START WITH, SO I GOT

TO SEE WHAT THAT LOOKS

LIKE.

Terry: IN 2011, SHE

RAINED AS MISS AMERICA, AND

NOW TERESA IS BEGINNING LIFE

AS A COLLEGE FRESHMAN.

COLLEGE IS A FIRST STEP TO A

MUCH HIGHER GOAL.

TERESA HAS HER EYE SET ON

THE WHITE HOUSE.

MISS NEBRASKA!

Reporter: FROM A

FLASH-FILLED LIFE OF A

BEAUTY QUEEN TO NEW GIRL ON

CAMPUS.

19-YEAR-OLD TERESA SCANLIN

IS FINALLY STARTING HER

COLLEGE CAREER AFTER PUTTING

IT ON HOLD TO WEAR THE CROWN

OF MISS AMERICA 2011.

SHE CHOSE PATRICK HENRY, A

SMALL COLLEGE IN VIRGINIA,

POPULAR WITH

HOME-SCHOOLERS.

I BEGAN HEARING ABOUT IT

AS I WAS HOME-SCHOOLED.

I'M THE MIDDLE OF SEVEN

CHILDREN.

MY MOM HOME-SCHOOLED ALL OF

US.

I STARTED TO SEE THE KIND OF

IMPACT THIS SCHOOL WAS

HAVING.

Reporter: SCANLIN IS

STUDYING GOVERNMENT AND

PLANS TO PURSUE A CAREER IN

POLITICS.

U.S. HISTORY, HISTORY AND

WESTERN CIVILIZATION, AND

I'M TAKING CONSTITUTIONAL

LAW CLASS, AND PART OF THE

COURT CLASS AS WELL, AND A

RESEARCH AND WRITING CLASS

THAT IS REQUIRED FOR

FRESHMAN.

Reporter: WHAT IS IT

LIKE FROM WEARING A CRONE TO

CRONE -- CROWN AND

A COLLEGE

STUDENT?

I'M MISS AMERICA NIGHT

AND

A COLLEGE STUDENT BY

NIGHT.

I CAME BACK AND GOT HERE AT

2:00 IN THE MORNING, WENT TO

CLASSES THIS MORNING, AND

LEAVE FOR CINCINNATI

TOMORROW.

IT HAS BEEN INTERESTING.

Reporter: WHEN TERESA

IS NOT IN CLASS OR IN THE

LIBRARY, SHE LOVES TO HANG

OUT AT THE CAMPUS COFFEE

SHOP.

PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS THERE.

YOU SIT THERE FOR FIVE

MINUTES, AND YOU'RE GOING TO

TALK TO A MILLION DIFFERENT

PEOPLE.

IT IS A GREAT PLACE TO

PEOPLE WATCH.

Reporter: AND WE HAVE

TO ASK, BOYS?

WHAT ABOUT BOYS?

IS THERE A YOUNG MAN IN YOUR

LIFE?

THERE IS NOT.

AND HONESTLY, COMING HERE, I

KIND OF DECIDED THAT

PROBABLY THE BEST THING TO

DO WOULD BE TO COMPLETELY

STAY DETACHED FROM ANYTHING

OF THE SORT, AND FOCUS ON

HAVING GOOD, HONEST, DEEP

FRIENDSHIPS FOR THESE FOUR

YEARS.

I WON'T BE READY FOR A

SERIOUS RELATIONSHIP OR

MARRIAGE UNTIL I'M IN LAW

SCHOOL OR BEYOND, I

BELIEVE.

I WILL SIMPLY BE BEST, BEST

FRIENDS WITH A MAN AND THEN

HE'LL PROPOSE AND WE'LL GET

MARRIED.

NO DATING REQUIRED.

SO, HONESTLY, THAT WOULD BE

MY IDEAL.

Reporter: ALTHOUGH JUST

A COLLEGE FRESHMAN, SCANLIN

IS ALREADY TURNING OUT HER

POLITICAL CLIMB, WHICH

INCLUDES A HARVARD LAW

DEGREE AND A POTENTIAL RUN

FOR THE WHITE HOUSE.

I CERTAINLY HOPE TO BE

RUNNING IN 2028.

MY PLAN FOLLOWING LAW SCHOOL

IS TO HOPEFULLY GO BACK TO

NEBRASKA AND BEGIN MY

POLITICAL CAREER THERE.

I DEFINITELY BELIEVE AND AM

PASSIONATE ABOUT SERVING

THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE MADE

ME WHO I AM IN MY HOME TOWN,

IN NEBRASKA, AND I WOULD

LOVE TO BEGIN DOING THAT FOR

THE STATE.

HOPEFULLY BE GOVERNOR OF

NEBRASKA ONE DAY.

THE YOUNGEST MISS AMERICA

EVER, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

CONGRATULATIONS!

OBVIOUSLY, I HAVE SEEN

GOD HAS DIFFERENT PLANS FOR

MY LIFE THAN I HAVE FOR

MYSELF, IF MISS AMERICA IS

AN EXAMPLE.

I KNOW I NEED TO CONTINUE TO

BE ATTUNED TO THAT.

Reporter: SHE SAYS

AMERICA NEEDS TO ELECT

STRONG PEOPLE OF CHRISTIAN

INTEGRITY.

VIRTUE IS THE FOUNDATION

OF A SOCIETY AND A

GOVERNMENT.

AND WE WOULD SEE SOME

DRAMATIC CHANGES.

THROUGH LOOKING AT THE

CIVILIZATION OF OTHER

COUNTRIES, YOU SEE WHEN

VIRTUE STARTS TO CRUMBLE,

OTHERS THINGS DO AS WELL.

Reporter: S SHE SAYS

THE SPIRITUAL ATMOSPHERE AT

PATRICK HENRY IS A FAR CRY

FROM WHAT SHE EXPERIENCED AS

MISS AMERICA.

BEING IMMERSED IN THE

REALM OF MEDIA AND THE

CELEBRITY REALM, AND ALL OF

THESE THINGS, IT BEGINS TO

SKEW YOUR PERCEPTION AND IT

CONTINUES TO SLOWLY CHIP

AWAY AT YOUR VALUES AND

MORALS AND STANDARDS.

I FOUND MYSELF COMPROMISING

IN MANY AREAS THAT I

ABSOLUTELY REGRET, AND I'VE

SINCE BEEN CONVICTED ABOUT

FROM BEING, NOW, IN AN

ENVIRONMENT THAT INSPIRES

YOU AND ENCOURAGES YOU AND

HOLDS YOU ACCOUNTABLE TO A

HIGHER STANDARD.

Reporter: SHE SAYS THE

BEST ADVICE SHE CAN GIVE

ANYONE IS TO SERVE OTHERS.

THE MORE WE FOCUS ON

OURSELVES, IT ACTUALLY HAS

THE OPPOSITE EFFECT.

IF WE CAN, INSTEAD, FOCUS ON

OTHER, INVEST IN OTHER

PEOPLE, AND DO WHAT WE CAN

DO USE OUR TALENTS AND OUR

GIFTS, MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN

SOMEONE ELSE'S LIFE, THE

RETURN IS INCREDIBLE.

Reporter: WENDY

GRIFFITH, CBN NEWS, NORTHERN

VIRGINIA.

Pat: WHAT A FRESH,

PRETTY YOUNG LADY.

ISN'T SHE NICE.

Terry: SMART.

SMART YOUNG LADY, YES.

Pat: SMART.

YOU ADVICE STAYING AWAY FROM

ANY RELATIONSHIP UNTIL AFTER

SHE GOES TO HARVARD LAW

SCHOOL -- THAT WILL RUIN

HER.

Terry: YES, I DO.

Pat: IF YOU WANT

SOMEONE REALLY EDUCATED,

DON'T GO TO HARVARD.

HERE, SOMEBODY SAID WE'LL

ELECT GOD-FEARING LEADERS,

EQUIPPED TO SERVE.

RESTORE THE MORAL AND CIVIL

CONSTITUTION OF OUR NATION.

MAY PEACE COVER THE NATION

ON ELECTION DAY.

Terry: I HAVE SOMEONE

SAYING I'D LIKE TO PRAY THAT

THE NEXT APPOINTED SUPREME

COURT JUSTICES WOULD BE

GODLY AND GOD-FEARING

PEOPLE.

AND THIS PERSON SAYS I'M

PRAYING TO RETURN TO THE

VALUES OUR COUNTRY WAS

FOUNDED UPON.

AND THIS PERSON SAYS MY PRAY

FOR AMERICA IS TO HELP

PROTECT THE LAND AND THE

PEOPLE OF ISRAEL.

Pat: FOLKS, WE'VE ONLY

GOT A FEW MORE DAYS BEFORE

THIS ELECTION.

IT SEEMED INTERMINABLE, AND

ALL OF A SUDDEN THE DAYS ARE

COMING IN FAST ON US.

WE WANT TO PRAY.

WE'RE ASKING GOD, LORD, THIS

NATION WAS PLANTED BY GODLY

PEOPLE.

WE HAVE A GODLY HERITAGE.

WE MADE A COVENANT WITH

YOU.

AND WE HAVE BROKEN THAT

COVENANT.

BUT WE ASK THAT YOU WOULD

RENEW THE COVENANT, AND THAT

WE WOULD RENEW THE COVENANT

AS A NATION, THAT WE MIGHT

BE ONE NATION, ONE PEOPLE,

TOGETHER UNDER GOD.

LORD, HAVE YOUR WAY THIS

ELECTION.

COME DOWN, WE PRAY, AND GIVE

US THE GODLY LEADERS THAT

OUR HEARTS CRY OUT FOR.

IN JESUS' NAME, SEND

REVIVAL!

THANK YOU, LORD.

AMEN.

Terry: AMEN.

Pat: KEEP PRAYING.

DON'T STOP.

TERRY?

Terry: COMING UP NEXT,

WE'RE GOING TO MEET A MAN

WHO FLAT-LINED TWICE, WENT

TO HEAVEN BOTH TIMES, WHAT

HE SAW, AND WHY HE CAME BACK

TO EARTH.

AFTER THIS.

Pat: YOU KNOW, ALL OF

US ARE GOING TO DIE.

SOME OF US HAVE LIVED A LONG

TIME.

I HAVE LIVED A LONG TIME.

AND YOU GET CLOSER TO THE

END, AND IT'S NOT SOMETHING

TO BE AFRAID OF.

IT'S SOMETHING THAT'S THE

END, AND YOU LOOK FORWARD TO

THE TIME YOU MEET JESUS.

SO IT'S NOT BAD.

BUT WE'LL ALL DIE.

YOU MAY DIE IN AN AUTOMOBILE

ACCIDENT.

YOU MAY FALL OFF A LADDER.

YOU MAY HAVE A BOTCHED

OPERATION IN A HOSPITAL.

A LOT OF THINGS CAN HAPPEN

TO YOU.

AND YOUR LIFE LEAVES.

AND THEN YOU SAY, WHAT

HAPPENS AFTER THAT?

AND THAT'S WHAT WE'VE BEEN

ADDRESSING THIS WHOLE WEEK,

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU

PHYSICALLY DIE?

ALL OF AUS DIE.

-- ALL OF US DIE.

WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE.

WANTS TO DIE.

WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE, ALL

OF US.

WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE,

PHYSICALLY.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

WE'RE SHOWING YOU REAL LIFE

STORIES OF PEOPLE WHO

PHYSICALLY DIED.

IT MAY HAVE BEEN A SHORT

TIME, IT MAY HAVE BEEN A

LONGER TIME, BUT THEN THEIR

SPIRIT KEPT GOING.

AND THEY'RE TELLING US ABOUT

THEIR EXPERIENCES.

NOW, HERE IS ONE RIGHT NOW

THAT WILL MOVE YOUR HEART.

DEAN BRAXTON CHECKED INTO

THE HOSPITAL.

HE WAS GOING TO HAVE A

ROUTINE OPERATION.

A KIDNEY STONE REMOVED.

NO BIG DEAL.

IT IS A KIDNEY STONE.

DOCTORS DO THAT THOUSANDS

AND THOUSAND OF TIMES.

BUT THEN DEAN WOKE UP IN A

PLACE THAT ONLY CAN BE

DESCRIBED AS, QUOTE,"OUT OF

THIS WORLD."

AND DEAN WANTED TO STAY

THERE.

INSTEAD, HE CAME BACK TO

TELL US ALL THAT HEAVEN IS

REAL.

I COULDN'T CATCH MY

BREATH.

IT WAS GETTING SHALLOWER AND

SHALLOWER, AND I REMEMBER

SAYING TO MYSELF, I AM

DYING.

AND THEN HIS BLOOD

PRESSURE DROPPED.

I LOOKED AT THE DOCTOR,

AND I SAID, WHAT'S WRONG

WITH HIM?

HIS HEART STOPPED.

AND HE SAID, WELL, WE

NEED TO INTUBATE YOUR

HUSBAND RIGHT NOW OR ELSE HE

COULD DIE.

AND THEN WE STARTED DOING

THE CHEST COMPRESSIONS.

Reporter: DEAN

BRAXTON'S SYSTEM WAS

SHUTTING DOWN.

IT STARTED AS A ROUTINE

PROCEDURE TO REMOVE A KIDNEY

STONE.

NOW HE WAS DYING.

DR. MANUAL IRIGI WAS ON DUTY

IN THE HOSPITAL IN

WASHINGTON.

HE EXPLAINS WHAT WENT

WRONG.

IT TURNS OUT WITH HIM,

THE MEDICINE HE RECEIVED WAS

NOT GOOD FOR THE SYSTEM.

Reporter: DEAN'S BODY

WENT INTO MULTI-ORGAN

FAILURE, AND HIS HEART

FLATLINED.

THE DOCTOR'S TEAM WORKED

FURIOUSLY TO REVIVE HIM.

DEAN'S WIFE, MARILYN,

PRAYED.

I DID SAY TO THE LORD --

I SAID, LORD, YOU SAID IN

YOUR WORD THAT YOU COME TO

GIVE DEAN LIFE, AND LIFE

ABUNDANTLY.

AND I CLAIM THAT ABUNDANT

LIFE FOR HIM.

Reporter: AT TIMES, THE

UNIT WAS IN CHAOS AS THEY

WORKED TO SAVE DEAN'S LIFE.

BUT HE BECAUS WAS

EXPERIENCING SOMETHING VERY

DIFFERENT.

I WASN'T AFRAID.

IT WAS LIKE, I'M GOING

HOME.

Reporter: DEAN BELIEVES

HE WENT TO HEAVEN.

WHEN I FIRST ENTERED IN,

IT WAS JUST BRIGHT.

IT WASN'T SO MUCH WHAT I SAW

AS MUCH AS WHAT I

EXPERIENCED.

THE FIRST THING I PERCEIVED

WAS EVERYTHING IS RIGHT;

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG

HERE.

I SAID IT IS PASSED PEACE.

THERE IS A SCRIPTURE IN THE

BIBLE, PHILIPPINES, THAT

SAYS "PEACE PASS

UNDERSTANDING," AND THAT'S

WHAT IS GOING ON THERE.

IT IS LANDSCAPE BUT MORE,

BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS

ALIVE.

NOTHING IS DEAD.

I DON'T MEAN EVERYTHING IS

ALIVE, LIKE GRASS.

IT IS INTELLIGENT, IT MOVES,

AND IT CAN THINK.

SOMEONE SAYS, THAT'S WAY OUT

THERE.

IT WAS WAY OUT THERE FOR ME,

TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH.

WE'VE GOT A PULSE.

Reporter: DEAN SAYS HE

FELT LIKE HE WAS BEING

PULLED BACK INTO HIS BODY.

THEN HE FLATLINED A SECOND

TIME.

AGAIN, HE WAS IN HEAVEN.

THIS TIME HE SAW JESUS.

THE FIRST THING THAT

COMES TO ME, HE IS BRIGHT,

JUST LIKE JOHN SAYS.

HE IS BRIGHTER THAN A NEW

DAY'S SUN.

IN THE NEXT PHRASE, I SAY, I

WISH PEOPLE COULD GRAB IT,

AND IT'S THIS ONE, "AND WE

COULD LOOK AT HIM."

AND WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT

IS NOT SO MUCH THE PHYSICAL

PART OF IT.

YOU'RE REALLY EXPERIENCING

THE LOVE HE HAS FOR YOU.

I TELL PEOPLE, IT'S LIKE HE

ONLY LOVES YOU AND NO ONE

ELSE.

I SAW HIM COMMUNICATING TO

ANGELS.

HE WOULD JUST LOOK AT HIM.

COMMUNICATION WAS THOUGHT TO

THOUGHT.

THEY WOULD RECEIVE HIS

INFORMATION, BOW BEFORE HIM

LIKE THIS, AND BACK OUT.

AND IT WAS, LIKE, WHOA!

Reporter: DEAN ADMITS

HE DIDN'T WANT TO COME

BACK.

AND I WANT TO TELL YOU

THE TRUTH, I WAS HAPPY.

I WAS PLANNING ON STAYING.

YOU KNOW, AND PEOPLE ALWAYS

SAY, YEAH, BUT DIDN'T YOU

LOVE YOUR WIFE AND YOUR

CHILDREN?

I LOVE THEM PROBABLY MORE

THAN I EVER COULD.

BUT I WAS THINKING, YOU COME

HERE, YOU COME HERE WHERE

EVERYTHING IS RIGHT.

Reporter: AND THEN DEAN

SAW FAMILY HE HADN'T SEEN IN

A LONG TIME.

AND YET, ON THE OTHER

SIDE OF JESUS WAS MY

FAMILY.

MY GRANDMOTHER MARY, BUT

WITH HER WERE OTHER

RELATIVES.

AND SOME I HAD RECOGNIZED.

I HAD BEEN ON THIS PLANET

WHEN THEY WERE HERE.

BUT THEN THERE WAS

GENERATION AFTER GENERATION

AFTER GENERATION OF THOSE

THAT ACCEPTED JESUS CHRIST

AS LORD AND SAVIOR, THAT

HELPED TO PRODUCE ME ON THIS

PLANET, AND THEY CAME TO

GREET ME IN.

AND IT WAS, LIKE, GOD.

Reporter: WHILE DEAN

WAS IN HEAVEN, MARILYN

CONTINUED ASKING GOD FOR A

MIRACLE.

I PURPOSED IN MY HEART

THAT WHATEVER THE OUTCOME, I

WAS GOING TO FOLLOW GOD ALL

OF THE WAY.

Reporter: AFTER AN HOUR

AND 45 MINUTES, DEAN CAME

BACK WITH A WEAK, BUT

STEADY, HEART RATE, BUT THE

BACTERIA HAD DONE A LOT OF

DAMAGE, AND HE HAD TO GO ON

DIALYSIS.

I DID NOT THINK HE WAS

GOING TO SURVIVE.

AND I -- IN A WAY, I TOLD

HIS WIFE THAT.

NOW WE HAVE JUST TO PRAY AND

WAIT BECAUSE THERE IS

NOTHING ELSE I CAN DO.

I BELIEVE IN HEALING.

I BELIEVE THAT GOD IS A

HEALER.

AND I WAS TRUSTING GOD FOR

DEAN'S HEALING.

Reporter: THREE DAYS

LATER, DEAN WOKE UP.

HE WAS SO EAGER.

WE'VE GOT TO GET PEOPLE

SAVED.

WE'VE GOT TO LET PEOPLE KNOW

ABOUT JESUS.

Reporter: DESPITE

DOCTORS' CONCERNS THAT

DEAN'S

PROLONGED ORDEAL

WOULD

LEAVE HIM IMPAIRED OR

EVEN WORSE, THERE ARE NO

SIGNS THAT DEAN EVEN HAD A

BRUSH WITH DEATH.

HE IS THE PICTURE OF

HEALTH.

IN FACT, THE STAFF AT

ST. FRANCIS HOSPITAL DUBBED

HEIHIM "THE MIRACLE MAN."

HE IS THE MIRACLE MAN.

IT IS A MIRACLE THAT HE IS

TALKING, HE HAS NO BRAIN

DAMAGE.

THIS IS VERY EXCEPTIONAL

BECAUSE HE WAS REALLY,

REALLY DEAD FOR A LONG

TIME.

Reporter: SO WHAT DOES

A MAN DO WHO HAS EXPERIENCED

HEAVEN AND STILL WANTS TO BE

THERE?

DEAN SAYS JESUS TOLD HIM

SOMETHING THAT KEEPS HIS

FEET FIRMLY PLANTED.

I FELT LIKE HE WAS SAYING

I NEED YOU THERE MORE THAN I

NEED YOU HERE.

AND I CAME TO UNDERSTAND

THEN HOW IMPORTANT IT WAS

FOR ME TO COMPLETE WHAT GOD

HAD PUT ME ON THIS PLANET TO

DO.

THE BOTTOM LINE IS, UNTIL

I'M FINISHED HERE, I CANNOT

GO BACK HOME.

I TELL PEOPLE MOST OF THE

PIM TIME, I'M ON MY WAY

HOME.

DON'T GET ME WRONG.

I'M ON MY WAY HOME.

THIS IS THE PATHWAY MY

FATHER SAYS I HAVE TO GO TO

GET HOME.

Pat: I SIT BEFORE YOU

BLESSING AND CURSING LIFE

AND DEATH, CHOOSE LIFE.

YOU SEE, WHEN YOU AND I DIE,

OUR SPIRIT GOES ON.

DEAN'S SPIRIT DIDN'T DIE

WITH HIS BODY.

HIS BODY WAS DEAD,

CLINICALLY DEAD.

BUT HIS SPIRIT WENT ON.

HIS SPIRIT WENT TO BE WITH

JESUS BECAUSE HE HAD A GODLY

FAMILY WHO HAD PRAYED FOR

HIM.

AND HE WAS A BELIEVER, AND

HE WENT TO BE WITH JESUS.

BUT WE'RE GOING TO ALSO SHOW

YOU PEOPLE THAT WOUND UP IN

HELL, AND THEY CRIED OUT AND

THEY SCREAMED OUT, PLEASE,

LORD JESUS, GET ME OUT OF

HERE.

WHEREVER YOU ARE RIGHT NOW,

I WANT TO ASK YOU, DON'T

PLAY WITH THIS.

YOU DON'T KNOW -- YOU COULD

DROP DEAD IN THE NEXT 10

SECONDS.

YOU DON'T KNOW IF YOU'RE

GOING TO BE HERE FOR THE

NEXT 10 YEARS OR 20 YEARS OR

100 YEARS.

YOU DON'T KNOW THAT.

NOBODY CAN GUARANTEE YOU THE

NEXT DAY.

BUT I CAN GUARANTEE YOU

ETERNITY.

I CAN PROMISE YOU ETERNITY.

AND WHAT I SAY TO YOU TODAY,

PLEASE LISTEN.

WHEREVER YOU ARE, IF YOU

WANT TO SPEND ETERNITY WITH

JESUS, IF YOU WANT TO BE

PART OF THE RESURRECTION

FROM THE DEAD, WHEN YOU DIE,

IF YOU KNOW HIM NOW, YOU

WILL BE WITH HIM IN

PARADISE.

YOU'LL BE WITH HIM FOREVER.

AND I SAY NOW, IF YOU WANT

THIS BLESSING, DON'T PUT IT

OFF ANY LONGER.

DON'T PLAY RUSSIAN ROULETTE

WITH YOUR ETERNAL DESTINY.

RIGHT NOW STOP WHAT YOU'RE

DOING, JUST STOP, AND BOW

YOUR HEAD AND PRAY THESE

WORDS.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT, PRAY

WITH ME.

JESUS, I DON'T WANT TO GO TO

HELL.

I WANT TO GO TO HEAVEN.

JESUS, I WANT HEAVEN.

AND I WANT TO BE WITH YOU

FOREVER.

I DON'T WANT TO BE IN A

PLACE OF OUTER DARKNESS.

I DON'T WANT TO BE IN A

PLACE OF SUFFERING.

I WANT TO BE WITH YOU,

REJOICING FOREVER, WHERE

THERE IS NO TEARS, NO

SUFFERING, NO PAIN, NO

SORROW.

LORD, I KNOW YOU DIED FOR MY

SINS.

I KNOW THAT YOU ROSE AGAIN.

AND NOW I TAKE YOU AS THE

SACRIFICE FOR MY SIN.

I CONFESS I'M A SINNER, AND

I NEED A SAVE YOUR.

ANSAVIOR.

AND I TAKE YOU AS MY

SAVIOR.

FROM THIS MOMENT ON, I

RECEIVE YOU AND I'M YOURS.

THANK YOU, LORD.

THANK YOU.

I DON'T WANT HELL.

FROM THIS MOMENT ON, I

CHOOSE LIFE.

THANK YOU, LORD.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO PRAYED

WITH ME JUST THEN, MAY THE

ANOINTING POWER OF THE HOLY

SPIRIT FILL THEM FROM THIS

MOMENT ON.

KEEP THEM IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, WHAT

DO YOU DO NEXT?

YOU'RE NOT NECESSARILY GOING

TO LEAVE THIS WORLD RIGHT

THIS SECOND.

WHAT DO YOU DO IN MAYBE THE

NEXT YEAR, THE NEXT 10

YEARS, OR WHATEVER, AS A

CHRISTIAN?

I'VE DONE A LITTLE COMPACT

DISC -- I DID IT SEVERAL

YEARS AGO.

I WENT INTO OUR AUDIO ROOM

AND I SAT DOWN AND I TOLD

PEOPLE WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO

THEM.

AND I'LL GIVE THIS TO YOU.

IF YOU'LL CALL AND SAY, I

PRAYED WITH PAT.

I GAVE MY HEART TO THE

LORD.

1-800-759-0700.

THE ANGELS ARE REJOICING

OVER YOU, WHAT DECISION YOU

HAVE MADE.

THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN ARE

REJOICING OVER YOU.

WHEREVER YOU ARE, QUICKLY

CALL IN AND SAY, I PRAYED, I

HAVE GIVEN MY HEART TO THE

LORD, AND FROM THIS MOMENT

ON I BELONG TO HIM.

THANK YOU.

1-800-759-0700.

AND COMING UP, TERRY IS

GOING TO TELL YOU MORE ABOUT

IT.

COLTON BURPO, A YOUNG

FELLOW, DIED AND HE WENT TO

HEAVEN.

HE HAS QUITE A STORY.

THEY WROTE A BOOK ABOUT IT.

IT SOLD OVER A MILLION

COPIES.

A RUN-AWAY BEST-SELLER.

TERRY IS GOING TO TELL US

MORE.

Terry: THAT BOOK SOLD

OVER A MILLION COPIES

BECAUSE PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE DIE.

WE'RE GOING TO HEAR FROM

YOUNG COLTON WHO DIED AND

WENT TO HEAVEN.

I KNEW THAT THE FIRST

PERSON I SAW WAS JESUS.

HE WAS WEARING WHITE ROBES

WITH A PURPLE SASH.

AND HE JUST CAME DOWN NICELY

AND GRACEFULLY.

Terry: COLTON BURPO

DESCRIBES LIFE BEYOND THE

GRAVE.

THAT'S LATER ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

Lee: WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

THE STUDENT JUDICIARY OF

TUFF'S UNIVERSITY IN BOSTON

HAS REMOVED THE OFFICIAL

RECOGNITION OF A CHRISTIAN

GROUP.

TUFF'S CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP

WAS TOLD IT VIOLATED THE

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY BY

REQUIRING ITS LEADERS TO

FOLLOW, QUOTE,"BASIC

BIBLICAL TRUTHS OF

CHRISTIANITY."

THE GROUP IS APPEALING THE

DECISION.

BUT TUFT'S STUDENTS

NEWSPAPER SAYS IT BLOCKS

THEM FROM USING THE NAME AND

THE TITLE, OR RECEIVING

STUDENT FUNDING.

BACK IN 2000, THE STUDENT

JUDICIARY TRIED TO DO THE

SAME THING AFTER A STUDENT

COMPLAINED SHE WAS BLOCKED

FROM LEADERSHIP BECAUSE OF

HER SEXUAL ORIENTATION.

THE PAKISTAN TEENAGER SHOT

BY THE TALIBAN IS RECEIVING

SUPPORT NOW FROM SOME

HIGH-POWERED POLITICIANS.

BRITAIN'S FOREIGN SECRETARY

AND LEADERS FROM PAKISTAN

AND THE UNIT ARAB IMERITZ

VISITED THE HOSPITAL WHERE

MAMALALA IS RECOVERING.

THE GIRL WAS SHOT EARLIER

THIS MONTH AFTER SPEAKING

OUT AGAINST THE TALIBAN AND

SUPPORTING WOMEN'S

EDUCATION.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

GOING TO OUR WEBSITE AT

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STAY TUNED, PAT AND TERRY

WILL BE BACK AFTER THIS.

WHEN I WALKED THROUGH

THOSE GATES, MY MIND COULD

NOT EVEN CONCEIVE WHAT I

WOULD SEE.

HAVE WE READ ABOUT IT, THE

STREETS OF GOLD?

YES, BUT THEY WERE

DIFFERENT.

THEY WERE SUSPENDED, LIKE A

BODY HIGHWAY, WITH NO

VISIBLE MEANS OF

SUSPENSION.

AS I NEARED THAT AREA, I

SAW, CASCADING OUT OF THE

THRONE OF GOD, A MASSIVE

WATERFALL, FROM WHICH I

BELIEVE FLOWS THE RIVER OF

LIFE.

Terry: WE'LL CONTINUE

OUR SPECIAL WEEK OF

PROGRAMMING ON LIFE BEYOND

THE GRAVE IN JUST A FEW

MINUTES.

BUT, FIRST, I WANT YOU TO

MEET A BOY NAMED NELSON.

NELSON'S LIFE ON EARTH WAS

ONCE A LIVING HELL, BUT NOT

ANYMORE.

ALL THANKS TO PEOPLE LIKE

YOU.

Reporter: WHEN NELSON'S

PARENTS DIED, HE WAS FORCED

TO LIVE ON THE STREETS AND

BEG FOR FOOD.

SOMETIMES I HAD NO

CLOTHES TO WEAR.

I JUST WALKED NAKED IN THE

STREETS.

AT NIGHT, I GOT SO HUNGRY I

WOULD KNOCK ON PEOPLE'S

DOORS AND BEG THEM TO FEED

ME SOMETHING.

Reporter: NELSON WAS

STARVING, BUT BECAUSE OF HIS

STRANGE BEHAVIOR, PEOPLE IN

THE VILLAGE ACCUSED HIM OF

BEING A WITCH.

I REALLY DIDN'T LIKE THE

WAY PEOPLE TREATED ME.

IT MADE ME SAD.

Reporter: THEN ONE DAY

HE HEARD A PASTOR PREACHING

ON A STREET CORNER.

HE BEGGED HIM FOR SOMETHING

TO EAT.

THE PASTOR TOOK HIM TO A

CHILDREN'S HOME, SUPPORTED

BY "ORPHANS' PROMISE." HERE

NELSON FOUND A HOME.

I HAVE EVERYTHING I NEED,

FOOD TO EAT, A PLACE TO

SLEEP, AND EVEN CLOTHES TO

WEAR.

Reporter: NELSON IS

STUDYING HARD IN SCHOOL.

AND IN HIS SPARE TIME, HE

LIKES TO READ THE BIBLE.

THE CHILDREN HERE ARE HAPPY

AND WELL CARED FOR.

MOST OF THEM WERE FOUND

LIVING IN THE STREETS,

PRACTICALLY STARVING.

SOME OF THEM MIGHT NOT EVEN

BE ALIVE TODAY IF NOT FOR

THE HELP OF "ORPHANS' PROMISE."

BUT ALL OF THE KIDS WE TALK

TO SAID AT NIGHT, WHEN THEY

PRAY, THEY THANK GOD FOR THE

PEOPLE WHO HELPED SUPPORT

THEM.

NOW MY LIFE IS VERY

GOOD.

THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME.

I PRAY THAT GOD WILL BLESS

YOU.

Terry: YOU KNOW, IT'S

SUCH A TRUTH THAT ALL

CHILDREN NEED A PLACE TO

BELONG.

AND ONCE THEY FEEL SAFE,

THEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO GROW

AND DREAM AND BECOME.

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" IS JUST

ONE OF THE MINISTRIES HERE

AT CBN.

AND WE WANT TO INVITE YOU TO

BECOME A MEMBER OF "THE 700

CLUB," BECAUSE YOU SUPPORT

THEM ALL WHEN YOU DO THAT.

WOULD YOU CALL OUR TOLL-FREE

NUMBER RIGHT NOW AND JOIN

WITH US?

IT IS 6 65 CENTS A DAY, $20

A MONTH.

WE WANT TO INVITE YOU TO

PARTNER WITH US.

OUR NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE,

1-800-759-0700.

JUST CALL AND SAY, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

YOU'LL BE TOUCHING PEOPLE'S

LIVES.

AND, YOU KNOW, THIS IS A

SEASON OF GIVING FOR ALL OF

US.

I WANT TO MENTION IF YOU ARE

A "700 CLUB" MEMBER, WATCH

FOR THIS IN THE MAIL.

THANKFULNESS WRITTEN ACROSS

THE FRONT OF IT, BECAUSE IT

IS A SEASON WHERE WE ARE

THANKFUL, FOR WHO WE ARE,

WHAT GOD HAS DOWN FOR US,

AND THE COUNTRY WE LIVE IN.

WE WANT TO INVITE YOU TO

PARTICIPATE IN THE ROBERTSON

TRADITION OF GIVING TO

OTHERS, SO WE CAN HELP THOSE

WHO HAVE NOT TO HAVE A SAME

WONDERFUL BLESSING OF A

THANKSGIVING MEAL YOU AND I

WILL SHARE.

WOULD YOU CALL, IF YOU'D

LIKE, OR SEND BACK THIS

LITTLE MAILING WHEN IT COMES

TO YOU AND GIVE.

PAT'S FAMILY'S TRADITION IS

THEY GIVE THE SAME AMOUNT

THEY SPEND ON THEMSELVES FOR

THANKSGIVING.

AND YOU MAKE THANKSGIVING

POSSIBLE FOR SOMEONE ELSE.

Pat: THAT'S A NICE

TRADITION.

COLTON BURPO, AN AMAZING

YOUNG 4-YEAR-OLD.

THE BOOK IS CALLED, "HEAVEN

IS FOR REAL."

IT HAS BEEN AND THE

BEST-SELLER LIST FOR 100

WEEKS.

IT IS THE TRUE STORY OF A

BOY'S EYE WITNESS ACCOUNT OF

LIFE BEYOND THE GRAVE.

COLTON BURPO TELLS WHAT HE

SAW WHEN HE WENT TO HEAVEN.

Terry: WELL, THE STORY

OF COLTON BURPO'S TRIP TO

HEAVEN HAS BECOME AN

INTERNATIONAL SENSATION.

THE BOOK ABOUT HIS

EXPERIENCE HAS SPENT 100

WEEKS ON THE "NEW YORK

TIMES" BEST-SELLER LIST, AND

IT IS CURRENTLY THE NUMBER

ONE PAPERBACK.

IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBTS THAT

HEAVEN IS REAL, LISTEN

CAREFULLY TO HIS ASTONISHING

DESCRIPTION THROUGH THE EYES

OF A CHILD.

HOW OLD ARE YOU TODAY?

ME?

AND WHAT IS YOUR NAME?

COL TON.

COLTON.

AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE?

IN NEBRASKA.

AND WHO IS YOUR MOMMY.

THERE.

AND WHO IS YOUR DADDY?

DADDY.

WHO IS YOUR SISTER?

Reporter: THAT WAS 10

YEARS AGO.

LOOKING AT COLTON NOW, YOU

WOULD HAVE NEVER GUESSED HE

ALMOST DIED IN 2003.

HIS FATHER TELLS ABOUT

COLTON'S NEAR-DEATH

EXPERIENCE IN THE BOOK

"HEAVEN IS FOR REAL."

HE STARTED THROWING UP IN

THE TOILET.

AS FIRST WE WERE LIKE HE HAS

THE STOMACH FLU BECAUSE THE

DOCTOR SAID IT WAS GOING

AROUND.

Reporter: HIS CONDITION

GOT WORSE.

HIS DOCTORS DISCOVERED HIS

APPENDIX HAD BURST, AND AN

INFECTION WAS SPREADING IN

HIS BODY.

TIME WAS RUNNING OUT.

WE KNEW WE WERE IN BAD

SHAPE WHEN THEY SAID YOU

NEED TO COME OUT IN THE

HALLWAY.

AND SOMEONE CAME TO US AND

SAID WE'VE GOT TO HAVE

SURGERY FOR YOUR KID.

IT WAS TOUGH, UM, SEEING

YOUR BOY BE LIFELESS, WHEN

HE WAS A VERY VIBRANT

CHILD.

AND IT WAS AT THAT MOMENT

THAT WE WERE LOOKING AT EACH

OTHER.

I REMEMBER MY WIFE HOLDING

COLTON IN THAT HALLWAY, JUST

US.

WE WENT TO THE SURGERY PREP

AREA, AND I REMEMBER THEM

HAULING HIM AWAY, AND HIM

YELLING, DADDY, DON'T LET

THEM TAKE ME.

DADDY, DON'T LET THEM TAKE

ME.

I WENT BACK TO THE PREOP

WHERE WE HAD HAD LEFT SOME

STUFF.

I WAS FINALLY ALONE AND I

SHUT THE DOOR.

I BROKE DOWN AND I WAS MAD

AT GOD.

I WAS JUST FRUSTRATED AND

FED UP.

I REMEMBER TELL HIM, GOD,

AFTER ALL I'VE DONE FOR YOU,

AND NOW YOU'RE GOING TO TAKE

MY KID.

THIS IS HOW YOU TREAT YOUR

PASTORS.

I WAS CALLING OR PRAYER

CHAIN, ANYBODY WHO WOULD BE

ON THE OTHER LINE, TO GET

COLTON ON THE PRAYER CHAIN

BECAUSE IT WAS BAD.

WE WERE THERE FOR AN HOUR

AND A HALF.

AND I REMEMBER THE NURSES

COMING OUT, IS COLTON'S

DADDY OUT HERE?

HE SAID, COLTON IS IN

RECOVERY, AND HE IS

SCREAMING FOR YOU.

I REMEMBER MY SON IN THAT

ROOM, AND HE GOES, DAD, YOU

KNOW I ALMOST DIED?

AND MY FIRST THOUGHT WAS

MAYBE HE OVERHEARD THE NURSE

SAY THAT.

MAYBE THEY THOUGHT HE WAS

UNDER ANESTHESIA, AND HE

WASN'T.

IT WASN'T UNTIL FOUR MONTHS

AFTER WE GOT OUT OF THE

HOSPITAL THAT WE FINALLY

LISTENED TO OUR SON.

THAT'S WHEN I GOT TO SEE

HEAVEN.

JESUS AND SOME ANGELS CAME

AND FLEW ME UP TO HEAVEN.

AND I SAID, SO, COLTON,

WHAT DID JESUS LOOK LIKE?

I KNEW THAT THE FIRST

PERSON I SAW WAS JESUS.

HE WAS WEARING WHITE ROBES

WITH A PURPLE SASH.

AND HE JUST CAME DOWN NICELY

AND GRACEFULLY.

WELL, DAD, JESUS HAS

MARKERS.

DAD, JESUS HAS MARKERS.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HE

MEANT.

I FINALLY ASKED THE RIGHT

QUESTION, COLTON, WHERE ARE

JESUS' MARKERS.

HE DROPS HIS TOYS, AND HE

SAYS, DAD, THEY WERE RIGHT

HERE.

HE POINTS TO HIS PALMS AND

THEN HE BENDS OVER AND

TOUCHES THE TOPS OF HIS

FEET.

HE LOOKS UP AT ME AND SAYS,

THAT'S WHERE JESUS' MARKERS

WERE, DAD.

I WAS IN THE THRONE ROOM

TO START WITH.

I GOT TO SEE WHAT THAT

LOOKED LIKE.

I WAS UPSET BECAUSE I DIDN'T

KNOW WHAT WAS HAPPENING.

WHAT GOD DID IS HE USED

PEOPLE OR THINGS THAT I

LIKED TO CALM ME DOWN.

FROM THERE ON I FELT

BETTER.

AND ONE DAY WE'RE

TRAVELLING TOGETHER, AND HE

LOOKS UP AT ME AND SAYS,

DAD, YOU USED TO HAVE A

GRANDPA NAMED POP, DIDN'T

YOU.

I WAS, LIKE, YEAH.

HE IS REALLY NICE.

REALLY?

YOU USED TO PLAY WITH HIM

AS A KID AND WORK WITH HIM

ON THE FARM AND SHOOT STUFF

WITH HIM.

AND I WAS, LIKE, HOW DO YOU

KNOW?

HE SAID, HE TOLD ME.

A FIGURE CAME UP AND HE

WAS POP.

HE ASKED ME, ARE YOU TODD'S

SON?

I SAID YES.

AND HE SAID HE WAS HIS

GRANDPA.

THAT'S WHEN I MET HIM.

POP -- I WAS VERY CLOSE

TO HIM.

AND HE WAS MY MOST

SIGNIFICANT MALE ROLE MODEL

WHEN I WAS GROWING UP.

HE WAS KILLED IN A CAR WRECK

BEFORE I WAS SEVEN.

HE CAME UP AND TOLD ME HE

HAD TWO SISTERS.

HE HAD TO SAY IT SEVERAL

TIMES BEFORE HE FINALLY GOT

MY ATTENTION.

AND FINALLY I PUT MYSELF

DOWN AND SAID, WHAT DO YOU

MEAN YOU HAVE TWO SISTERS.

I HAVE TWO SISTERS.

YOU HAD A BABY DIE IN YOUR

TUMMY.

AND I LOOKED AT HIM, HOW DO

YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TWO

SISTERS.

WELL, SHE TOLD ME.

AND HE PROCEEDED TO DESCRIBE

HER.

SHE LOOKED LIKE CASEY,

BUT SHE HAD BROWN HAIR.

THE FIRST TIME SHE SAW ME,

SHE CAME UP AND HUGGED ME.

I KNEW THIS WAS TRUE

BECAUSE HE SAID, SHE KEPT

HUGGING ME.

SHE WOULDN'T STOP HUGGING

ME, MOM, AND I DIDN'T LIKE

THAT.

I'M NOT REALLY THE

HUGGING TYPE.

I MISCARRIED THE WEEKEND

OF FATHER'S DAY, WHICH MADE

IT EVEN ROUGHER.

WE HAD GOTTEN OVER THAT,

THAT THE BABY HAD DIED.

WHEN HE SAID HE HAD TWO

SISTERS, I THINK I WAS IN

SHOCK FIRST.

AND TRYING TO REALIZE, WHAT

IS HE TELLING ME.

I KNEW HE HAD SEEN HER, AND

AFTER HE DESCRIBED HER, HE

SAID, SHE'S JUST WAITING FOR

YOU GUYS TO COME TO HEAVEN.

AS WE TALKED ABOUT

HEAVEN, AND HE WAS TELLING

ME ALL OF THESE WONDERFUL

DETAILS, I FELT LIKE I HAD

TO ASK HIM DID HE WANT TO

COME BACK?

I KNEW I WAS LEAVING

HEAVEN BECAUSE JESUS CAME TO

ME AND SAID, COLTON, YOU

NEED TO GO BACK.

EVEN THOUGH I DIDN'T WANT TO

GO BACK, HE SAID THAT HE WAS

ANSWERING MY DAD'S PRAYER.

I REMEMBER THAT PRAYER.

THAT IRREVERENT,

DISRESPECTFUL PRAYER.

Reporter: TODAY COLTON

IS A HEALTHY 13-YEAR-OLD,

AND SHARES HIS HEAVENLY

JOURNEY WITH BOLDNESS.

I LEARNED THAT HEAVEN IS

FOR REAL, AND YOU'RE GOING

TO LIKE IT.

Terry: WE HEAR ALL

KINDS OF ADULTS THAT HAVE

HAD NEAR-DEATH, OR DEATH

EXPERIENCES, BUT WHEN YOU

HEAR THIS THROUGH THE EYES

OF A CHILD, WITH SUCH

INNOCENCE, AND SUCH

FACTUALITY, IT IS VERY

TOUCHING.

Pat: HE GOT TO SEE A

GREAT GRANDFATHER HE NEVER

SEEN IN HIS LIFE.

AND HE TELLS WHAT HE DID

WITH HIS FATHER.

AND HE MEETS THE SISTER THAT

DIED -- YOU'RE GOING TO LIKE

IT.

GOD BLESS YOU, COLTON.

Terry: YOU'RE GOING TO

LIKE IT, SO WE DON'T WANT

YOU TO MISS IT.

WE HAVE SOME E-MAIL

QUESTIONS.

PAT, THIS IS GARY WHO SAYS,

"I HAVE SERIOUS DIFFICULTIES

WITH THE CONCEPT OF ETERNAL,

FIERY TORMENT IN HELL.

I HAVE A HARD TIME ACCEPTING

THAT THE GOD I WORSHIP WOULD

SENT UNUNBELIEVERS TO SUFFER

THAT.

ISN'T IT POSSIBLE THAT

ETERNAL ABSENCE FROM GOD'S

PRESENCE WOULD BE WITHOUT

THE PHYSICAL PLACE OF FIRE.

I'M INCLINED TO THINK IT IS

AN OUTER PLACE OF

DARKNESS?"

Pat: IT IS DESCRIBED AS

THE CITY DUMP OUTSIDE OF

JERUSALEM, HANNA.

IT IS HARD TO DESCRIBE

SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

BUT CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT IT

WOULD BE LIKE?

YOU SAY I CAN'T IMAGINE GOD

PUTTING SOMEBODY IN FIRE.

ALL RIGHT, SO YOU DON'T LIKE

FIRE.

HOW ABOUT BEING AWAY, IN

OUTER DARKNESS, WHERE THERE

IS NO HUMAN CONTACT, WHERE

THERE IS NO LOVE, NO

COMPANIONSHIP, NOTHING,

FOREVER.

YOU'RE IN DARKNESS FOREVER.

WITH YOUR CONSCIOUS WHICH

SAYS, IF ONLY I HAD COME TO

JESUS CHRIST, I WOULDN'T BE

OUT HERE THIS WAY.

I WOULD BE IN PARADISE.

NOW, THAT'S ENOUGH OF A LAKE

OF FIRE.

SO IF YOU DON'T -- YOU DON'T

HAVE TO BELIEVE IN HELL, IF

YOU DON'T WANT TO.

I RECOMMEND, THOUGH, THAT

YOU DON'T GO THERE.

YOU KNOW?

Terry: YEAH.

Pat: BUT THE BIBLE SAYS

THE LAKE OF FIRE WAS

PREPARED FOR THE DEVIL AND

HIS ANGELS.

AND THEN THE FALSE PROPHET

AND THE ANTI-CHRIST ARE CAST

INTO THAT LAKE OF FIRE.

I WANT YOU TO RECOGNIZE,

FOLKS, ETERNITY IS FOREVER.

YOU HAVE 70 YEARS NOW, YOU

HAVE 80 YEARS, YOU HAVE 20

YEARS -- YOU HAVE HOW MANY

YEARS YOU'VE GOT TO MAKE A

DECISION.

YOU'RE OWN CONSCIOUS IS

TALKING TO YOU ABOUT WHAT

YOU'VE DONE WRONG.

SO YOU KNOW THERE IS A GOD,

AND YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE

BREAKING HIS LAWS.

DON'T SAY YOU HAVEN'T HAD A

CHANCE, BECAUSE YOU HAVE HAD

A CHANCE.

EVERYBODY HAS HAD A CHANCE.

AND SO GOD SAYS, OKAY, YOU

HAVE SAID ON EARTH THAT

YOU'RE WILL NOT BE DONE, AND

I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU YOUR

WILL.

YOU ASKED THAT YOUR WILL

WILL BE DONE ON EARTH, AND

I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU YOUR

WILL.

YOU ASKED TO BE APART FROM

ME, AND NOW YOU'RE GOING TO

HAVE THAT CHANCE.

YES, IT IS HORRIBLE, BUT IT

IS YOUR CHOICE.

Terry: MY HUSBAND

RECENTLY PASSED AWAY, AND WE

WERE BOTH BELIEVERS, HE HAD

ONLY BEEN GONE ABOUT THREE

WEEKS WHEN I WENT TO A GRIEF

SUPPORT GROUP MET BY A LAY

PERSON.

SHE TOLD ME YOU WOULDN'T BE

MARRIED IN HEAVEN, YOU'LL BE

LIKE BEST FRIENDS.

THIS IS DEVASTATING TO ME.

WHAT IS YOUR OPINION?"

Pat: YOU'LL BE LIKE THE

ANGELS.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE SEX

OR PROCREATION.

SO THAT KIND OF INTIMACY

WON'T BE THERE.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM MATTHEW: "WHOEVER

CONFESSES BEFORE MEN WILL

CONFESS BEFORE MY FATHER,

WHO IS IN HEAVEN."

SEE YOU TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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