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Bring It On: Christians and Acupuncture

Is it okay for Christians to have acupuncture? I find myself talking a lot about God's grace. Not all my friends like this. Do I let go of all my unbelieving friends? With capital gains tax in limbo, should I liquidate my stock in a major oil ... Read Transcript


Terry: WE HAVE SOME

E-MAIL QUESTIONS THAT WE

WOULD LIKE TO ADDRESS RIGHT

NOW.

PAT, THIS FIRST ONE IS FROM

MARSHA, WHO SAYS, "IS IT

OKAY FOR CHRISTIANS TO HAVE

ACUPUNCTURE?"

Pat: I DON'T SEE

ANYTHING WRONG WITH IT, AS

LONG AS YOU DON'T ATTACH

SOME SPIRITUAL THING.

THE THOUGHT ABOUT

ACUPUNCTURE IS THAT THERE

ARE VARIOUS ELECTRICAL

IMPULSES FLOWING AROUND.

YOU GET INTO ALL THIS

CHINESE BUSINESS ABOUT YING

AND YAN, AND YOU'VE GOT TO

HAVE BALANCE.

BUT I'LL TELL YOU, WE HAVE

HORSES, AND ONE PARTICULAR

HORSE, THAT IS A PERFORMANCE

HORSE, AND WE HAVE AN

ACUPUNCTURIST WHO WORKS ON

THE HORSES, AND THE HORSES

SEEM TO LOVE IT.

Terry: I HAVE A NUMBER

OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE SERIOUS

PAIN ISSUES WHO HAVE FOUND

TREMENDOUS RELIEF THROUGH

ACUPUNCTURE.

Pat: I WAS OVER IN

CHINA, AND MY WIFE WAS A

NURSE, AND WE WERE SEEING

PEOPLE WHO HAVE OPERATIONS

AND THEY DO ACUPUNCTURE.

THEY PUT SOMETHING INTO A

SENSITIVE AREA AND IT SEEMS

TO -- THEY SEE SOME

ELECTRICAL IMPULSES GO UNDER

THE DIRECTIONS.

AS LONG AS YOU KEEP IT INTO

THE ELECTRICAL IMPULSES,

THAT'S COOL.

BUT WHEN YOU GET INTO YING

AND YANAND THEN YOU'RE IN

TROUBLE.

Terry: THIS IS ANNIE

WHO SAYS, "I RECENTLY GAVE

MY LIFE OVER TO THE LORD.

I'M SO EXCITED, I WANT

EVERYONE TO HAVE WHAT THE

LORD HAS GIVEN ME.

I FIND MYSELF TALKING ABOUT

GOD'S GRACE, AND NOT ALL OF

MY FRIENDS LIKE THIS.

SHOULD I LET GO OF ALL OF MY

UNBELIEVING FRIENDS?"

Pat: HONEY, GOD BLESS

YOU, AND KEEP TALKING.

I HEARD ONE PERSON, THE

INDIVIDUAL SAID, I HATED THE

WAY YOU LOOKED, I HATED THE

CLOTHES YOU WORE, BUT ONE OF

THESE DAYS I FINALLY

ACCEPTED WHAT YOU'RE TELLING

ME.

IN ANY EVENT, YOU'RE A

WITNESS FOR THE LORD, AND

THE LORD WILL BLESS YOU.

BUT WE USE WISDOM WITH WHAT

WE DO.

WE DON'T CAST PEARLS BEFORE

SWINE.

AND LEST THEY TURN AND REND

YOU, SO YOU PUT OUT THE

PERILS OF GOD'S TRUTH IN

FRONT OF SCOFFING PEOPLE,

THEY'LL TURN AND HURT YOU.

JESUS WARNED ABOUT THAT.

Terry: JEAN SAYS, "I

HEAR OF THE STOCK MARKET

TAKING A PLUNGE.

SHOULD I LIQUIDATE MY STOCK

IN A MAJOR OIL COMPANY.

I HAVE 3,000 SHARES THAT PAY

GOOD DIVIDENDS.

I'VE HAD THIS STOCK FOR 12

YEARS?"

Pat: YOU'RE LOOKING AT

PAYING CAPITAL GAINS, TAX.

YOU'RE LOOKING AT LOSING THE

REVENUE.

AND YOU DON'T KNOW IF YOU'RE

OIL COMPANY'S STOCKS ARE

GOING TO GO DOWN.

NOW, THERE ARE WAYS YOU

COULD HEDGE THAT.

YOU COULD BUY SOME PUTS ON

THAT MANY SHARES AT A STRIKE

PRICE A LITTLE DIFFERENT

FROM TODAY, SO THAT IF THE

THING DID GO DOWN, YOU'D GET

PAID ON ACCOUNT OF THE PUT.

BUT I THINK LIQUIDATING

STOCK JUST BECAUSE A BUNCH

OF PEOPLE SAY THERE IS GOING

TO BE, YOU KNOW, A

COLLAPSE -- ULTIMATELY, THE

STOCK MARKET IS GOING TO GO

UP.

BUT IN YOUR CASE, I WOULD

THINK IF YOU REALLY ARE

CONCERNED, I'D BUY ENOUGH

PUTS TO MAKE YOU

COMFORTABLE.

Terry: THIS IS A VIEWER

WHO SAYS, "I'VE BEEN SAVED

FOR 24 YEARS AND HAVE TRIED

TO RAISE MY CHILDREN IN

JESUS' WORD.

BUT LATELY, I AM FEELING

VERY AFRAID MY CHILDREN WILL

ARE LEFT BEHIND IN THE

RAPTURE.

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY

ABOUT IT?"

Pat: THE BIBLE TALKS

ABOUT THOU SHALT BE SAVED IN

YOUR HOUSEHOLD.

I BELIEVE YOUR CHILDREN ARE

GOING TO BE WITH YOU.

I MEAN, LOOK, I DISAGREE

WITH SOME OF THESE RAPTURE

TYPES.

I BELIEVE IN RAPTURE, BUT I

DON'T BELIEVE THAT THERE IS

GOING TO BE A TIME WHEN --

Terry: WE ESCAPE

EVERYTHING --

Pat: -- WHERE AIRPLANES

ARE FLYING ALONG AND THE

PILOT SUDDENLY LEAVES HIS

FLIGHT DECK AND GOES OFF AND

THE PLANE DOESN'T HAVE A

PILOT.

I DON'T BELIEVE THAT TRAINS

ARE GOING TO BE WITHOUT

ENGINEERS.

I THINK ALL OF THAT IS

FANTASY.

GOD IS NOT GOING TO DO

SOMETHING LIKE THAT BECAUSE

IT IS BIZARRE.

IT AIN'T GOING TO HAPPEN.

BUT WHAT WILL HAPPEN, AT THE

END OF THE AGE, WHEN JESUS

COMES BACK AGAIN.

HE'S GOING TO TAKE HIS OWN.

HE SAYS, I'LL SEND THE

ANGELS AND THEY'LL GATHER MY

PEOPLE UNTO THEMSELVES.

AND HE WANTS YOUR CHILDREN

TO BE WITH YOU.

BUT DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT.

GOOD GRIEF.

JUST MAKE SURE THEY KNOW THE

LORD AND LIVE TOGETHER.

Terry: AND IF THEY

DON'T, PRAY.

AND PRAY SOME MORE.

Pat: PRAY, AND THEY

WILL.

YES.

Terry: THIS IS GEORGE

WHO SAYS, "MANY PEOPLE

BELIEVE I'M CALLED TO BE A

PREACHER, BUT THIS IS NOT

WHAT I WANT TO DO WITH MY

LIFE.

HOW DO I GAIN THE STRENGTH

TO FULFILL MY CALLING, EVEN

THOUGH IT IS NOT WHAT I WANT

TO DO?"

Pat: WELL, YOU DON'T

BECOME A PREACHER BECAUSE

YOUR FRIENDS THINK YOU OUGHT

TO BE.

THAT'S RIDICULOUS.

LISTEN, I'VE SAID BEFORE,

AND TERRY KIND OF RAISED HER

EYEBROWS WHEN I SAID IT, BUT

IT'S TRUE, IF THERE IS

ANYTHING ELSE YOU CAN DO AND

BE VERY HAPPY DOING IT, THEN

THE CALL OF GOD IS NOT ON

YOUR LIFE.

PAUL SAID, WOE IS ME IF I

PREACH NOT THE GOSPEL.

I HAVE A COMMISSION PLACED

UPON ME.

I'VE GOT TO PREACH.

JEREMIAH SAID THERE IS A

FIRE BURNING INSIDE OF ME.

I'VE GOT TO SPEAK.

IT'S THAT KIND OF THING.

AND THAT DOESN'T COME ABOUT

FROM YOUR FRIENDS.

EVEN IF YOUR FRIENDS THINK

YOU'RE A REAL PREACHER, YOU

OUGHT TO BE A PREACHER -- NO

WAY.

THAT'S NOT THE WAY YOU GET A

CALL FROM THE LORD.

Terry: MY EYEBROWS ARE

NOT RAISED TODAY.

Pat: I HAD TO ASSUME IT

SO THERE WAS NO SHOCK.

Terry: WE THANK YOU FOR

YOUR QUESTIONS.

WE LOVE HEARING FROM YOU.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUBMIT

MORE, GO TO cbn.com AND

WE'LL TRY TO ANSWER THEM.

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