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The 700 Club - January 3, 2013

Angela Wolf’s passion was singing barroom blues, until her mother was diagnosed with cancer the story of John Calhoun’s horrible foot condition healed by a word he heard while watching The 700 Club. Read Transcript


PERSECUTION INSIDE

NEPAL.

WHERE FAMILIES ARE TURNING

AGAINST EACH OTHER.

HE PUSHED ME TO THE

GROUND AND TRIED TO STICK

THE NEEDLE INTO MY EYES.

Lee: AND EVEN THE

ANIMALS AREN'T SAFE.

THEY CAME AND ATTACKED US

AND TOOK OUR LIVESTOCK.

PLUS, A SONGWRITER WHO FOUND

HER INSPIRATION.

HEARTACHE, HEARTBREAK.

Lee: HOW SHE BEAT THE

BLUES.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

*

[APPLAUSE]

Pat: WELL, WELCOME,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

YOU THINK THAT THE CLIFF WAS

OVER AND THE STOCK MARKET

SAID HURRAY AND THEY WENT UP

300 SOMETHING POINTS AND

EVERYBODY CLAPPED, BUT, BOY,

THE ERA OF BARE-KNUCKLE

FIGHTING HAS JUST STARTED.

AND WASHINGTON BARELY

REACHED A DEAL TO AVOID THE

FISCAL CLIFF.

THE NEXT FINANCIAL CRISIS IS

JUST AROUND THE CORNER.

AND THAT ONE IS GOING TO BE

MUCH TOUGHER TO PREVENT.

PAT, THAT'S BECAUSE THE

NEXT TIME THE WHITE HOUSE

AND CONGRESS HAVE TO DEAL

WITH CUTTING SPENDING.

AS GEORGE THOMAS REPORTS,

THE STAKE WILL BE VERY HIGH,

THE FUTURE OF AMERICA.

Reporter: THIS WEEK'S

FISCAL CLIFF AGREEMENT MAY

HAVE AVERTED ONE CRISIS, BUT

THE WORK TO AVOID AN

ECONOMIC DISASTER IS ONLY

JUST BEGINNING.

EXPERTS SAY THE $620 MILLION

IN HIGHER TAXES, DUE OVER

THE NEXT DECADE FROM WEALTHY

THEE AMERICANS, WILL BARELY

TOUCH DEFICITS STILL TO

COME.

WE'VE GOT NOTHING ON THE

TABLE RIGHT NOW THAT TALKS

ABOUT ANY OF THE FUNDAMENTAL

PROBLEMS THAT WE FACE, WHICH

INCLUDES TOO MUCH SPENDING,

TOO MUCH MONEY PRINTING, AND

TOO MUCH BORROWING.

Reporter: AMONG THE

ISSUES THAT THE FISCAL CLIFF

DEAL FAILED TO TOUCH ON, IN

ONLY TWO MONTHS, PAINFUL,

CROSS-THE BOARD SPENDING

CUTS TO THE PENTAGON AND

DOMESTIC PROGRAMS ARE SET TO

KICK IN.

AND THE GOVERNMENT IS ON

TRACK TO REACH ITS LIMIT ON

BARBORROWING, UNLESS

CONGRESS ALLOWS PRESIDENT

OBAMA TO INCREASE IT.

THIS PUTS THE U.S.

DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TO

DEFAULTING FOR THE FIRST

TIME EVER.

President Obama: I WILL

NOT HAVE ANOTHER DEBATE WITH

THIS CONGRESS OVER WHETHER

OR NOT THEY SHOULD PAY THE

BILLS THAT THEY'VE ALREADY

RACKED UP.

Reporter: BUT MANY

REPUBLICANS FEEL THEY WERE

BACKED INTO A CORNER WITH

THIS FISCAL CLIFF DEAL, AND

THEY REFUSE TO BUDGE ON

INCREASING THE DEBT LIMIT

WITHOUT DRASTIC CUTS TO

FEDERAL SPENDING.

WE'RE ADDING $4 BILLION A

DAY TO THE DEBT.

ROME WASN'T DESTROYED IN

A DAY.

IT TAKES A LONG TIME TO RUN

DOWN A LARGE ECONOMY AND RUN

DOWN A LARGE EMPIRE.

WE ARE ON THAT GUIDE PATH

NOW.

THERE IS NO REASON TO

BELIEVE THIS IS GOING TO

CHANGE.

Reporter: GEORGE

THOMAS, CBN NEWS.

Pat: THAT'S

FRIGHTENING, ISN'T IT?

IT TAKES A LONG TIME TO RUN

DOWN A GREAT EMPIRE.

THE WEALTH THAT HAS BEEN

ACCUMULATED IN OUR SOCIETY

SINCE ITS FOUNDING, THE HARD

WORK, THE LABOR, THE

ENTREPRENEURSHIP, THE

PRETIFFANY OF COUNCIL HAS

AMASSED LARGE AMOUNTS OF

MONEY.

AND NOW WE HAVE A CONGRESS

AND A PRESIDENT WHO IS

SPENDING AS FAST AS THEY CAN

ON WASTEFUL PROGRAMS.

YOU SAY WHAT IS WRONG WITH

YOU PEOPLE.

WE'VE GOT THIS BIG THING

ABOUT SANDY AND THE PEOPLE

IN THE NORTHEAST ARE

SCREAMING YOU IGNORED

SANDY.

BUT SANDY HAD RELIEF FOR

ALASKA.

THEY HAD RELIEF FOR THE

NORTHWEST.

THAT HURRICANE AND STORM

DIDN'T HIT ALASKA.

IT HIT NEW YORK.

BUT IT WAS LOADED WITH PORK,

AS USUAL.

HERE IS WHAT IT SAYS IN

PROVERBS, THE WISDOM OF

SOLOMON: "THERE IS DESIRABLE

TREASURE AND OIL IN THE

DWELLING OF THE WISE, BUT A

FOOLISH MAN SQUANDERS IT."

AND YOU'VE GOT A FOOLISH MAN

WHO IS IN CHARGE OF THE

GOVERNMENT, AND YOU'VE GOT

FOOLISH MEN IN CHARGE OF

BOTH PARTIES IN THE UNITED

STATES CONGRESS.

AND I WISH WE HAD A

CONFERENCE OF THE PRUDENT.

SOMEHOW A NEW CONFERENCE

WOULD PU BE PUT TOGETHER OF

DELEGATES AND CONGRESS, AND

SAY THESE ARE THE WISE MEN,

AND THE PRUDENTS SAYING

WE'RE NOT GOING TO SPEND

ANYTHING.

TAKE THIS OUT, WE'RE NOT

GOING TO SPEND IT ANYMORE.

"X" IT OUT, GO THROUGH THE

BUDGET AND SAY, WE'RE NOT

GOING TO DO THIS.

JUST STOP IT.

STOP IT!

WE DON'T HAVE TO DEFEND,

GERMANY, FOR EXAMPLE,

AGAINST RUSSIA.

WE'VE GOT TROOPS THERE SINCE

WORLD WAR II, AND WE'RE

SPENDING BILLIONS AND

BILLIONS OF DOLLARS ON

DIVISIONS IN GERMANY, TO

DEFEND GERMANY.

WE DON'T HAVE TO DEFEND

GERMANY ANY LONGER.

WE HAVE A FOOTPRINT ALL OVER

THE WORLD.

AND WE HAVE TO BE MORE

SELECTIVE.

THE PEOPLE IN WASHINGTON

AREN'T SELECTIVE ABOUT

ANYTHING.

I WANT TO SHOW IT TO YOU ONE

MORE TIME.

PROVERBS 21: 20: "THERE IS

DESIRABLE TREASURE AND OIL

IN THE DWELLING OF THE WISE,

BUT A FOOLISH MAN SQUANDERS

IT."

WE JUST OPENED A NEW

TREASURE OF OIL.

THAT WILL PUT US ON A PATH

TO EXCEEDING SAUDI ARABIA.

BUT I DON'T CARE HOW MUCH

OIL YOU'VE GOT COMING OUT OF

THE GROUND, IT'S NOT GOING

TO BE IN THE TRILLIONS OF

DOLLARS, AND WE'RE WASTING

TRILLIONS.

AND IT SEEMS LIKE WE HAVE

PEOPLE IN CHARGE IN

WASHINGTON WHO ARE NOT

CONCERNED ABOUT A DEFICIT IN

EXCESS OF $1 TRILLION A

YEAR.

AND THIS COMING

ADMINISTRATION, THEY'RE

LOOKING AT ANOTHER

$4 TRILLION TO $5 TRILLION.

SO IT WILL BE PAST

$21 TRILLION.

THOSE NUMBERS ARE SO HIGH,

YOU CAN'T WORK YOUR WAY OUT

OF IT.

THE OTHER ALTERNATIVE IS TO

INFLATE THE MONEY OR

DEFAULT.

AND STANDARD AND POOR'S AND

OTHER RATING AGENCIES ARE

GOING TO START DOWNGRADING

OUR DEBT.

AND NOW THEY'RE TALKING

ABOUT A FIGHT OVER THE DEBT

CEILING.

I MEAN, THE DEBT CEILING.

WELL, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

THE NEW CONGRESS OPENS TODAY

WITH PRAYER.

AND ONE NEW MEMBER WILL BE

SWORN IN ON A DIFFERENT

RELIGIOUS BOOK.

IT IS NOT THE BIBLE.

LEE WEBB HAS THAT STORY.

Lee: THAT'S RIGHT,

PAT.

NEW AND OLD LAWMAKERS ARE

BEING SWORN IN TODAY FOR THE

FIRST SESSION OF THE 113th

CONGRESS.

CBN NEWS INTERVIEWED THE

HOUSE CHAPLAIN, FATHER

PATRICK CONROY, AHEAD OF A

BIPARTISAN GATHERING.

THE SERVICE INCLUDES

PASSAGES FROM THE OLD AND

NEW TESTAMENTS, AND A

READING FROM THE QURAN.

THE CHAPLAIN TOLD CBN NEWS

HIS MESSAGE WILL REMIND

LAWMAKERS THEY ARE CALLED TO

BE SERVANTS.

BEING A MEMBER OF

CONGRESS, AND PERHAPS BEING

A PERSON OF FAITH, IS ABOUT

UNDERSTANDING ONE'S SELF AS

A SERVANT, NOT AS A

POLITICIAN, OR NOT AS A

PERSON WITH POWER AND

AUTHORITY.

Lee: CONGRESS IS ALSO

GETTING ITS FIRST HINDU

MEMBER.

DEMOCRAT TOLSI GABER OF

HAWAII.

SHE IS BEING SWORN IN USING

THE HINDU SCRIPTURES INSTEAD

OF THE BIBLE.

SHE EXCEEDS MOSI HORONO, WHO

WAS FROM HAWAII, AND SHE'LL

BE THE FIRST BUDDHIST IN

THAT CHAMBER.

AT THE TOP OF THE AGENDA FOR

THE NEW CONGRESS, A DISASTER

RELIEF BILL FOR VICTIMS OF

SUPER STORM SANDY.

CHRIS CHRISTIE BLASTED HOUSE

SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER FOR

TAKING SO LONG TO BRING UP A

VOTE ON THIS AID PACKAGE.

HE ACCUSES HOUSE REPUBLICANS

FOR FOCUSING ON INTERNAL

POLITICS AND WHAT HE CALLED

PALACE INTRIGUE INSTEAD OF

VOTING ON THE BILL.

HE CRITICIZED DEMOCRATS AS

WELL.

66 DAYS AND COUNTING,

SHAME ON YOU.

SHAME ON CONGRESS.

I CAN'T REMEMBER A TIME

WHEN WE HAD A VERY SERIOUS

STORM, TORNADO, FIRE, FLOOD,

WHERE WE DID NOT ACT.

THIS CONGRESS IS APPARENTLY

LEAVING TOWN WITHOUT

RESPONDING TO THAT

EMERGENCY.

Lee: A SPOKESMAN FOR

HOUSE SPEAKER BOEHNER SAYS

HE IS COMMITTED TO PASSING

THE BILL THIS MONTH.

BOEHNER SAYS HE DIDN'T

SCHEDULE THE VOTE EARLIER

BECAUSE OF THE FIGHT FOR THE

FISCAL CLIFF.

THE OWNERS OF HOBBY LOBBY

HAVE DONATED A NORTH FIELD

MASSACHUSETTS CAMPUS FOUNDED

BY CHRISTIAN EVANGELIST D.L.

MOODY.

THIS IS A STORY CBN NEWS HAS

BEEN FOLLOWING FOR SOME

TIME.

THE ARTS AND CRAFTS CHAIN

SAYS IT MADE AN IRREVOCABLE

DONATION TO THE PROPERTY TO

THE NATIONAL CHRISTIAN

ASSOCIATION.

IT IS A NON-PROFIT CHARITY

BASED IN GEORGIA.

THEY WILL CONTINUE FINDING A

LONG-TERM OWNER.

HOBBY LOBBY ORIGINALLY GAVE

THE PROPERTY TO GRAND

CANYON, A NON-PROFIT

CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATION IN

ARIZONA.

STUDENTS FROM SANDY HOOK

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RETURNED

TO CLASS FOR THE FIRST TIME

TODAY SINCE THE MASSACRE

THAT KILLED 20 OF THEIR

CLASSMATES AND SIX ADULTS.

THE AREA REMAINS A CRIME

SCENE.

IT HAS BEEN RENAMED SANDY

HOOK ELEMENTARY.

THE BUS ROUTE HAS BEEN

MARKED WITH GREEN RIBBONS,

THE COLORS OF SANDY HOOK, TO

HONOR THOSE VICTIMS.

A FAMILIAR FACE WILL OVERSEE

IT.

RETIRED PRINCIPAL DONNA PAGE

RETIRED TWO YEARS AGO, BUT

WILL HELP WITH THIS

TRANSITION.

A LOST TRIBE HAS COME HOME

TO ISRAEL.

AND SOME BELIEVE THE RETURN

COULD BE PART OF BIBLICAL

PROPHECY.

CBN'S CHRIS MITCHELL WAS AT

BENARIAN AIRPORT WHERE OVER

50 MEMBERS OF THE BENE

BANASHI TRIBE MADE HISTORY.

Reporter: THEIR ARRIVAL

WAS TEARFUL AND EMOTIONAL.

I FEEL LIKE I'M HOME.

I'M EXCITED.

I'M OVERWHELMED.

I'M EXTREMELY -- IT'S

UNEXPLAINABLE.

I FEEL LIKE CRYING.

Reporter: AND THIS

GROUP IS JUST THE FIRST OF A

LONG-AWAITED MIGRATION.

NEARLY 2,000 TRIBE MEMBERS

LIVE IN ISRAEL.

NOW A RECENT DECISION

PERMITS ALL THE BENE

BANASHI, ABOUT 7,000, TO

RETURN.

THE 10 TRIBES MAY HAVE

BEEN LOST TO US FOR MANY

CENTURIES.

BUT THEY WERE NEVER LOST IN

TERMS OF THEIR IDENTITY.

Reporter: MICHAEL POINT

OF CHAFE ISRAEL WORKED FOR

YEARS TO BRING ABOUT THIS

MOMENT.

HE BELIEVES THE RETURN

FULFILLS BIBLICAL PROPHECY.

THE PROFIT ISAIAH

SAYS, "FEAR NOT, FOR I AM

WITH YOU," GOD SAYS.

"FROM THE EAST I WILL BRING

YOUR DESCENDENTS."

YOUR DESCENDENTS.

THESE ARE THE DESCENDENTS OF

ISRAEL, AND THEY ARE COMING

BACK FROM THE EAST.

IT IS AS IF THE HEADLINE OF

TODAY WAS WRITTEN BY ISAIAH,

THE PROPHET, 2500 OR 2600

YEARS AGO.

Reporter: SYRIAN EMPIRE

EXILED THE TRIBE OF MANASHA

ALMOST 3,000 YEARS AGO.

AND TRIBE MEMBERS KEPT THEIR

JEWISH ROOTS FOR MORE THAN

2,000 YEARS.

SEVERAL CHRISTIAN

ORGANIZATIONS HELPED BRING

THEM HOME.

IN FACT, THE HEBREW

PROPHET SAID WHEN GOD

GATHERED HIS JEWISH PEOPLE

BACK FROM ALL OF THE ENDS OF

THE EARTH IN THE LAST DAYS,

THAT THERE WOULD BE GENTILES

HELPING AND BRINGING THEM

BACK.

HE SAID, "INSIDE

ENTERTAINMENT -- HE SAID,

"I'LL BECKON TO THE

GENTILES."

Reporter: ANOTHER

NEARLY 300 ARE SCHEDULED TO

ARRIVE IN JANUARY, WITH

THOUSANDS MORE YET TO COME.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

BENORIAN AIRPORT, TEL AVIV.

Lee: PAT, BACK TO YOU.

Pat: PROPHECY BEING

FULFILLED BEFORE OUR EYES.

ISN'T THAT AMAZING?

I LOVE IT, PAT.

THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS I

LOVE ABOUT CBN.

I LOVE TO STUDY THE BIBLE,

AS MANY OF US DO, AND JUST

TO BE ABLE TO SEE WHAT IS

GOING AROUND THE WORLD AND

TO THE FULFILLMENT OF

BIBLICAL PROPHECY IS JUST A

GIFT.

Pat: AND THE TRIBE THAT

CAME OUT OF AFRICA -- THAT

WAS A BIG TRIBE THEY BROUGHT

HOME.

AND NOW THESE PEOPLE IN

NORTHERN INDIA.

GOD IS REACHING THEM OUT AND

HE IS BRINGING THEM IN.

HE IS SENDING IN THE

CATCHERS TO BRING THEM

HOME.

GOD IS MOVING, BUT THERE

IS STILL SOME PERSECUTION.

IN FACT, OUR NEXT STORY,

IT'S A SHOCKING STORY OF

CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION FROM

THE MOST HINDU NATION IN THE

WORLD.

Pat: WELL, WELCOME

BACK.

IT IS A NEW YEAR.

CONGRESS IS IN SESSION, A

LOT OF THINGS GOING ON.

BUT IN NEWS TODAY, I THINK

I'M SURE YOU WILL BE

FASCINATED WITH.

Kristi: TELL ME.

I'M WAITING WITH BAITED

BREATH.

Pat: DO YOU HAVE

CABLE?

Kristi: YES, I HAVE.

Pat: DO YOU WATCH

CURRENT TV?

Kristi: ABSOLUTELY.

ALWAYS.

Pat: CURRENT.

Kristi: CURRENT.

Pat: THE NAME OF THE

CHANNELS CALLED CURRENT.

Kristi: I THOUGHT YOU

MEANT, LIKE, HERE AND NOW.

Pat: CURRENT, IT'S THE

STATION, IT IS GETTING

SOLD.

Kristi: REALLY.

Pat: GUESS WHO IS

BUYING IT?

Kristi: WHO, PAT?

Pat: AL-JAZEERA.

Kristi: REALLY.

Pat: AND GUESS WHO

OWNED IT?

Kristi: WHO?

Pat: AL GORE.

Kristi: HOW MUCH IS

BROTHER MAN GOING TO MAKE?

Pat: ABOUT $

$100 MILLION.

CONGRATULATIONS.

AL-JAZEERA, THE -- WELL, I

DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU SAY --

Kristi: THEY ALREADY

HAVE AN al-JAZEERA NEWS

NETWORK.

Pat: YES.

BUT NOW THEY'LL HAVE THE

CHANNEL CURRENT.

THEY HAVE VERY PATHETIC

RATINGS, BUT THE NUMBER I

READ WAS $500 MILLION, WHICH

IS A PRETTY GOOD TAKE FOR A

GUY THAT STARTED THAT THING

A FEW YEARS AGO, ON THE

STRENGTH OF A MOVIE ABOUT

GLOBAL WARMING.

OKAY.

YOU CAN TAKE CARE OF A WHOLE

BUNCH OF ESKIMOS WITH

$100 MILLION, BELIEVE ME.

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE YOU TO A

PLACE WHERE A MOTHER TRIED

TO KILL HER DAUGHTER, AND

ALSO BLINDING HER BY

STICKING A NAIL IN HER EYE.

WHY?

BECAUSE THE CHILD WANTED TO

CONVERT TO CHRISTIANITY.

THAT'S THE TYPE OF

PERSECUTION BELIEVERS FACE

IN THE COUNTRY OF NEPAL.

GARY LANE HAS THIS AMAZING

STORY.

I AM CITADEL.

I AM FROM A HINDU FAMILY.

BEFORE I CAME TO CHRIST, MY

LIFE WAS IN DARKNESS, AND I

DIDN'T KNOW GOD.

Reporter: SHE, HOWEVER,

FACED PERSECUTION FROM HER

OWN FAMILY, WHEN HE LEFT

HINDUISM FOR CHRISTIANITY.

WHEN I ACCEPTED JESUS

CHRIST AS MY SAVE YOUR, THE

PERSECUTION STARTED TO COME

INTO MY LIFE.

MY MOTHER ASKED ME, DO YOU

LOVE YOUR RELIGION MORE THAN

YOUR PARENTS?

I TOLD HER, I LOVE BOTH.

SHE HATED ME FOR FOLLOWING

CHRIST.

AND SHE USED TO SAY BAD

WORDS TO ME.

Reporter: PHYSICAL

ATTACKS SOON FOLLOWED.

SHE SAYS HER MOTHER

THREATENED TO KILL HER WITH

A SICKLE, AND BLIND HER WITH

A NAIL.

MY MOTHER TOLD ME, IF YOU

ARE BLIND, YOU WILL STOP

GOING TO CHURCH.

SHE PUSHED ME TO THE GROUND

AND TRIED TO STICK THE NAIL

INTO MY EYES.

I MOVED, AND THE NAIL HIT MY

EAR.

Reporter: SHE ESCAPED

TO THE JUNGLE, WHERE SHE NOW

LIVES WITH A FRIEND.

CHRISTIANS NOT ONLY COME

UNDER ATTACK FROM CO-WORKERS

AND FAMILY MEMBERS, BUT

CHURCHES COME UNDER FIRE

FROM HINDU MILITANTS.

ONE CASE IN POINT, THIS

CHURCH IN THE REMOTE REGION

OF SOUTHWESTERN NEPAL.

GOOD TO SEE YOU, PASTOR.

GOD BLESS YOU.

GOOD TO SEE YOU.

GOOD TO BE WITH YOU.

LET'S SIT DOWN AND HAVE YOU

TELL ME WHAT HAS BEEN GOING

ON HERE WITH YOUR CHURCH.

NON-BELIEVERS CAME TO OUR

CHURCH AND DEMANDED THAT WE

JOIN THEIR FESTIVAL AND

WORSHIP IDOLS.

WE TOLD THEM THAT WE DON'T

WORSHIP LIKE THIS.

Reporter: THE

CHRISTIANS REFUSED TO HELP

FUND THE HINDU FESTIVALS.

WHEN WE DIDN'T PAY THE

MONEY, THEY CAME AND

ATTACKED US AND

TOOK OUR

LIVESTOCK.

I WAS RIGHT

IN THIS

PLACE.

230 VILLAGERS WITH STICKS

CAME HERE AND TOOK THE TWO

OXEN THAT I KEPT RIGHT IN

HERE.

MATTHEW 5: 12 SAYS, "IN

MY NAME YOU

WILL

BE

PERSECUTED AND YOU WILL BE

HATED."

Reporter: AND NEPALI

CHRISTIANS ARE DECIMATED IN

DEATH.

THIS WAS THE ONLY CEMETERY

IN ALL OF KATHMANDU WHERE

CHRISTIANS COULD BURY THEIR

DEAD, BUT NO LONGER.

RARELY ARE CHRISTIANS GIVEN

A PLACE FOR BURIAL.

THEY BELIEVE NON-HINDU

BODIES DISCRATE THE LAND.

MILITANTS OFTEN FORCE THEM

TO DIG UP THE REMAINS OF

DEAD LOVED ONES.

ONE CHRISTIAN WOMAN KEPT HER

HUSBAND'S DEAD BODY IN HER

HOME BECAUSE SHE WAS

PREVENTED FROM BURYING HIM.

THIS PERSON KEPT CHRISTIANS

IN HER HOUSE, AND A MOB

ATTACKED THEM.

SO WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD

FOR NEPALI CHRISTIANS?

THE PASTOR SAYS HIS CHURCH

WILL STAND FIRM.

WE WANT TO KEEP THE

WITNESS OF GOD IN THIS PLACE

AND IMPROVE THE CHURCH.

OUR MAIN PURPOSE

IS TO

INFLUENCE ALL OF THE

VILLAGERS.

Reporter: AND GOD IS

WORKING IN THE HEART OF

MR. CHODRY, THE MAN WHO LOST

HIS OXEN.

E AR WE ARE SONS AND

DAUGHTERS OF GOD.

WHATEVER THE VEI THE

VILLAGERS TOOK FROM US ARE

GODS.

Reporter: AND WHAT

ABOUT SARATA?

I TOLD HER, IF YOU FIND

GOD, YOU WILL KNOW HOW

WONDERFUL HE IS AND YOU WILL

KNOW GOD'S PLAN FOR YOUR

LIFE.

Reporter: AND NOW HUMA

SAYS SHE WANTS TO SHARE THE

GOOD NEWS.

AFTER I FINISH MY

EDUCATION, I WANT TO SHARE

JESUS WITH THOSE WHO DO NOT

KNOW HIM.

I WILL WALK WITH HIM AND

SHARE THE GOSPEL.

EVEN THOUGH PEOPLE OFFER

MANY ANIMALS FOR SACRIFICE,

THEY WILL NOT BE FORGIVEN.

ONLY CHRIST'S BLOOD CAN

BRING FORGIVENESS FOR OUR

SINS.

I NOW KNOW THAT IS NOT THE

END.

GOD HAS BROUGHT ME FROM

DARKNESS TO LIGHT.

Reporter: ETERNAL HOPE

AND VISION AT THE TOP OF THE

WORLD.

GARY

LANE, CBN NEWS,

KATHMANDU, NEPAL.

Pat: FANTASTIC THAT THE

GOSPEL IS GOING OUT.

THE WEIRD THING ABOUT

KATHMANDU, THE WEIRD

RELIGIOUS PRACTICE -- DO YOU

KNOW WHAT IT IS?

Kristi: I HAVE NO

CLUE.

Pat: THEY BEAT DOGS

UNMERCIFULLY.

Kristi: DON'T TELL ME

THAT, PAT.

Pat: THEY DO BECAUSE

THEY THOUGHT THE DOG WAS

SOMETHING ELSE IN THE

PREVIOUS LIFE AND THEY WANT

TO MAKE HIM UNCOMFORTABLE SO

HE'LL BE GOOD IN THE NEXT

LIFE.

Kristi: DON'T MISS WITH

OUR LITTLE PUPPIES.

DON'T MESS WITH OUR LITTLE

PUPPIES.

I DON'T LIKE THAT.

I REALLY DON'T.

Pat: THEY WILL BEAT

THEM SO THEY THINK THE NEXT

TIME I'LL BE GOOD.

Kristi: THAT'S CRAZY.

Pat: OF COURSE IT IS

CRAZY, BUT THAT'S WHAT THEY

DO.

AT LEAST THAT'S THE REPORT I

HEARD A FEW YEARS AGO.

MAYBE THEY'RE NOT STILL

DOING IT.

Kristi: WE'RE HOPING

NOT.

Pat: THE GOSPEL IN

KATHMANDU IN NEPAL, THAT IS

GREAT.

Kristi: WE'RE GOING TO

SWITCH GEARS A LITTLE BIT.

COMING UP, A SINGER WHO

WROTE ABOUT HEARTBREAK AND

HAD NO SHORTAGE ABOUT

MATERIAL.

*

Pat: WELL, THEY SAY YOU

CAN'T JUST PLAY THE BLUES,

YOU HAVE TO FEEL THEM.

WELL, IT'S ONLY NATURAL THAT

A SINGER, ANGELA WOLF,

GRAVITATED TOWARDS BLUES

MUSIC BECAUSE ANGELA HAD A

LIFETIME OF NEGATIVE

EMOTIONS TO EXPRESS.

*

I WRITE SONGS ABOUT

THINGS THAT I STRUGGLED

WITH.

HEARTACHE, HEARTBREAK OF ANY

KIND.

Reporter: SOME SAY

BLUES MUSIC GOES DEEP,

UNCOVERING THINGS THAT ARE

OFTEN HIDDEN.

INJUSTICE, WANT, AND PAIN.

* WELL, I'M GOING UP TO

HEAVEN, BABY *

* I'M GOING TO GET WHAT HE

PROMISED ME *

EVERYBODY GOES THROUGH

THESE THINGS.

SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST BETTER

AT COVERING IT UP THAN

OTHERS.

Reporter: BLUES ARTIST

ANGELA WOLF KNOWS ABOUT

HIDDEN THINGS.

SHE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE

FOOLED.

SHE LOOKED LIKE THE SWEET,

HONEST CHURCH GIRL, BUT THE

REALITY WAS SHE CARRIED A

LOT OF PAIN.

*

IT'S HARD, SOMETIMES, TO

LOOK BACK AT THE

PHOTOGRAPHS.

I WAS SMILING IN THEM.

I WAS PUTTING ON AN ACT, BUT

UNDERSTAND NEATUNDERNEATH

IT AWE, ALL, I KNOW THAT

LOOK.

I WAS REALLY HURT INSIDE.

I WAS JUST REALLY GOOD AT

COVERING IT UP.

Reporter: ANGELA WAS

ONE OF THOSE KIDS PICKED ON

BY BULLIES.

SHE BELIEVED SHE WOULD NEVER

FIT IN.

AND SCHOOL BECAME A

NIGHTMARE.

I WAS LOOKING FOR

ANYTHING THAT MADE ME FORGET

WHO I WAS, FORGET THE

TROUBLES THAT I DEALT WITH

AT SCHOOL.

I DIDN'T FEEL LIKE I COULD

DISCUSS THOSE THINGS WITH MY

PARENTS.

AND I JUST KEPT WANTING TO

FIT IN.

Reporter: ANGELA

STARTED SMOKING CIGARETTES,

AND THEN POT.

THAT LED TO DRINKING AND

EVENTUALLY INHALING

HAIRSPRAY.

IN TIME, ANGELA HAD HAD BOYS

OVER AFTER SCHOOL.

BOTH HER PARENTS WORKED, AND

OFTEN THINGS GOT OUT OF

HAND.

I WANTED TO GET A BOY'S

AFFECTIONS, AND FOR A BOY TO

LIKE ME, THAT'S WHAT I

NEEDED TO DO.

AND SO I BEGAN HAVING SEXUAL

INTERCOURSE AT THE AGE OF

14.

Reporter: NO MATTER HOW

MANY BOYS ANGELA WAS

INVOLVED WITH, SHE NEVER

FELT ACCEPTED.

THEN HER HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC

TEACHER ENCOURAGED HER TO

TRY OUT FOR THE SCHOOL

MUSICAL.

HE KNEW ANGELA HAD TALENT.

HE KEPT ENCOURAGING ME.

HE SAID, YOU KNOW, YOU CAN

REALLY DO THIS.

YOU JUST NEED TO REALLY

APPLY YOURSELF AND NOT BE

AFRAID ABOUT WHAT PEOPLE

THINK.

Reporter: HER VOICE

GAVE HER THE ATTENTION SHE

NEEDED.

SHE FOUND HER WINGS AFTER

THAT.

AND IN COLLEGE, TOOK ON A

NEW PERSONA.

GONE WAS THE LITTLE CHURCH

GIRL.

INSTEAD, SHE SANG IN

NIGHTCLUBS AND BARS, WHERE

NEW DRUGS AND MEN AGAIN

BECAME A PART OF HER LIFE.

HER MOM SENSED SOMETHING WAS

NOT RIGHT AND ENCOURAGED

ANGELA TO GO BACK TO

CHURCH.

STILL, ANGELA DID WHAT

ANGELA WANTED TO DO.

I HAD HAD BOYFRIEND AFTER

BOYFRIEND AFTER BOYFRIEND,

AND ONE-NIGHT STAND AFTER

ONE-NIGHT STAND.

I ENDED UP WITH AN S.T.D.

I HAD BECOME A BULIMIC, AND

IT HAD EATEN AWAY AT THE

GUMS OF MY TEETH.

Reporter: THE REALITY

OF WHAT SHE HAD BECOME WAS

BEGINNING TO HIT MOM.

HOPE.

HOME.

THERE WAS NOBODY WHO WAS

GOING TO WANT SOMEBODY LIKE

ME.

I WAS A PIECE OF TRASH.

Reporter: LIFE CAME

CRASHING DOWN WHEN THE MAN

SHE WAS GOING TO MARRY

DECIDED HE DIDN'T WANT TO

MARRY HER.

AND THEN CAME ANOTHER BLOW,

HER MOM CAME DOWN WITH

CANCER.

I SAID, I CAN'T DO THIS

TO HER.

SHE HAS BEEN MY SUPPORTER

ALL THESE YEARS, AND SHE IS

DYING.

SO I WENT TO CHURCH AND I

LISTENED.

AND I REMEMBER THE MINISTER

TALKING ABOUT HOW GOD LOVES

YOU.

IT WAS AS IF HE WAS TALKING

DIRECTLY TO ME.

AND HE WAS SAYING, GOD LOVES

YOU, NO MATTER WHAT YOU'VE

DONE, NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE,

NO MATTER WHO YOU'VE HURT.

NO MATTER WHAT HAS HAPPENED

TO YOU, HE LOVES YOU.

AND IT BROKE MY HEART.

AND I REMEMBER SITTING THERE

IN THE BACK ROW, CRYING.

AND I REALIZED THAT GOD

LOVED ME.

AND ALTHOUGH I HAD BEEN IN

CHURCH MY WHOLE LIFE AS A

CHILD, I DID NOT REALIZE

THAT HE LOVED ME SO MUCH

THAT HE HAD DIED TO FORGIVE

PEOPLE JUST LIKE ME.

AND AT THAT POINT, THAT WAS

THE TURNING POINT FOR ME.

Reporter: IT TOOK TIME

AND PRAYER FOR ANGELA TO GET

ON HER FEET.

SHE WENT INTO COUNSELLING

FOR THE BULEMIA, AND GOT

INVOLVED IN A CHURCH.

SHE FOUND THAT WHERE SHE HAD

NO STRENGTH, GOD DID.

UM...I WAS STILL THE SAME

PERSON ON THE OUTSIDE.

I FELT DIFFERENT INSIDE, BUT

I STILL HAD ALL OF THAT

NASTY STUFF HANGING ON ME.

AND HE BEGAN TO CHANGE MY

DESIRES.

HE TOOK AWAY MY DESIRE FOR

DRUGS.

HE TOOK AWAY MY DESIRE FOR

OTHER MEN.

HE TOOK AWAY THE VERY THING

THAT WAS ONE OF THE MOST

DESTRUCTIVE THINGS IN MY

LIFE.

Reporter: THEN SHE MET

MICHAEL, AND THEY MARRIED.

AS FAR AS HER MUSIC, SHE IS

HEARD AROUND THE COUNTRY IN

BIKER BARS AND PRISONS WITH

A MESSAGE: TO FREE PEOPLE

FROM THE BLUES.

* I'M GOING TO GET WHAT HE

PROMISED ME *

WHEN YOU TRY TO PLUG

SOMETHING OR SOMEBODY INTO

AN EMPTINESS IN YOUR LIFE,

IT'S NEVER GOING TO FILL

THAT HOLE.

*

* THE CRAZY BLUES

Pat: ANGELA SAID

SOMETHING I THINK IS VERY

PROFOUND.

THERE IS NOBODY THAT IS

GOING TO FILL THE EMPTINESS

IN YOUR LIFE.

THAT'S ONE OF THE PROBLEMS

WITH MARRIAGE.

YOU KNOW, SOMEBODY IS

REALLY -- DEEP INSIDE THERE

IS A LONELINESS AND THERE IS

A HURT.

AND SO THEY THINK, OKAY, IF

I GET MARRIED, I'LL EXPECT

MY HUSBAND OR MY WIFE TO

FULFILL THE LONGING IN MY

HEART.

AND TO MAKE ME COMPLETE.

THEY CAN'T DO IT.

SO STRESSES AND STRAINS

BEGIN TO DEVELOP BECAUSE YOU

FEEL DISCONTENTED, AND YOU

WONDER WHY THAT PERSON THAT

YOU'VE GIVEN YOUR LIFE TO

ISN'T SATISFYING YOU.

WHY AREN'T THEY TAKING CARE

OF THE NEEDS THAT YOU'RE

CRYING OUT FOR?

THE THING IS, ONLY GOD CAN

DO THAT.

BECAUSE ONLY GOD CAN FIX

YOU.

YOU CAN GO TO

PSYCHIATRISTS.

YOU CAN GO TO THERAPISTS.

YOU CAN GO TO RECOVERY

PROGRAMS.

YOU CAN GO TO 10 STEPS, 12

STEPS, 15 STEPS -- HOWEVER

MANY STEPS YOU WANT TO TAKE,

AND YOU'LL NEVER FIND

CONTENTMENT.

THE ONLY PLACE WHERE THAT

HURT IN YOUR HEART CAN BE

TAKEN CARE OF IS AT THE FOOT

OF THE CROSS OF JESUS

CHRIST.

BECAUSE HE TOOK ALL THAT

PAIN AND SUFFERING.

THEY PUT IT ALL ON HIM.

AND, THEREFORE, HE KNOWS

WHAT YOU'RE GOING THROUGH.

AND HE CAN TAKE AWAY YOUR

PAIN.

IF YOU WANT TO BE FREE, YOU

WANT TO LIVE A LIFE OF

CONTENTMENT, I WANT YOU TO

PRAY WITH ME RIGHT NOW.

AND LET'S ASK JESUS TO TAKE

OVER.

PRAY THESE WORDS.

LORD, JESUS CHRIST -- THAT'S

RIGHT, PRAY WITH ME.

YOU SUFFERED, YOU BLED, YOU

DIED FOR ME.

AND THE PENALTY OF MY SIN

WAS PLACED ON YOU.

ALL THE GRIEF AND THE

SICKNESS AND THE REJECTION,

IT HAS ALL BEEN PUT ON YOU.

AND SO, LORD, I IDENTIFY

WITH YOUR SUFFERING.

AND I SAY, LORD, AT THIS

MOMENT I GIVE MYSELF TO

YOU.

AND I ASK, LORD, THAT YOU

WOULD COME INTO MY LIFE,

LIVE YOUR LIFE IN ME, AND I

WILL LIVE FOR YOU AND I WILL

SERVE YOU ALL THE DAYS OF MY

LIFE.

THANK YOU, LORD.

THANK YOU FOR HEARING MY

PRAYER.

THANK YOU.

NOW, FATHER, MAY THE BOMB OF

GILLIAD GO OUT NOW TO THOUGH

WHO PRAYED.

MAY YOUR SWEET SPIRIT FILL

THEM, COMFORT THEM,

ENCOURAGE THEM, LIFT THEM UP

AND BLESS THEM IN THE NAME

OF JESUS.

THANK YOU, LORD.

AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED THAT PRAYER

WITH ME, I WANT TO GIVE YOU

SOMETHING.

IT'S A LITTLE BOOKLET THAT

WILL TELL YOU HOW YOU CAN

LIVE FOR THE LORD AND ALL OF

THE GOOD STUFF THAT IS AHEAD

OF YOU.

IF YOU PRAYED, I WANT YOU TO

CONFESS IT.

I WANT YOU TO SPEAK WITH

YOUR MOUTH WHAT YOU JUST

DID.

I WANT YOU TO GO TO THE

TELEPHONE.

I WANT YOU TO TALK TO THE

PERSON ON THE OTHER LINE,

AND JUST SAY, I PRAYED WITH

PAT.

I GAVE MY HEART TO THE

LORD.

AND THAT GRIEF, THAT PAIN,

IS GONE.

IF YOU NEED FURTHER PRAYER,

THEY'RE HERE FOR YOU.

GO TO THE PHONE RIGHT NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

AND WE WANT TO SEND YOU THIS

LITTLE BOOKLET, BY THE WAY,

AND WE'LL GIVE YOU THAT FREE

IF YOU WANT IT.

BUT GO TO YOUR PHONE RIGHT

NOW.

IT IS A TOLL-FREE NUMBER.

NO FINANCIAL OBLIGATION

WHATSOEVER.

JUST SAY, LOOK, I JUST

PRAYED WITH THAT GUY ON TV.

SOMETHING IS HAPPENING

INSIDE OF ME, AND I JUST

WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT IT.

ALL RIGHT?

1-800-759-0700.

HERE IS KRISTI.

Kristi: THANK YOU,

PAT.

STILL AHEAD ON THIS "700

CLUB," IT'S A NEW YEAR!

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT, 2013.

WELL, IT IS TIME FOR A NEW

BATCH OF BRING IT ON

QUESTIONS.

JANET SAYS, "I GOT FIRED

FROM MY JOB FOR LYING.

NOW I'VE BEEN OUT OF WORK

FOR TWO AND A HALF YEARS.

AM I CURSED?"

PAT IS GOING TO ANSWER THAT

QUESTION AND A LOT MORE.

SO WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T GO

AWAY.

Reporter: WELCOME BACK

TO WASHINGTON FOR THIS CBN

NEWS BREAK.

THE STATE DEPARTMENT IS

CONSIDERING WHETHER TO LABEL

THE RADICAL NI NIGERIAN

BOKO HARAM AS A TERRORIST

ORGANIZATION.

SO FAR THE DEPARTMENT ISN'T

READY TO DO SO.

THE GROUP IS BLAMED FOR

KILLING NEARLY 800 PEOPLE IN

2012 ALONG.

THE CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF

NIGERIAN AMERICANS WANTS

THEM TO CALL THEM BOKO HARAM

TERRORISTS.

BUT THE STATE DEPARTMENT

SAYS IT HAS DESIGNATED SOME

BOKO HARAM LEADERS LAST

YEAR, AND ISN'T SURE IF

LABELLING THE GROUP IS THE

MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO DO

SO.

THE ARABIC NEWS NETWORK

AL-JAZEERA HAS BOUGHT THE

CABLE CHANNEL CURRENT TV.

FOUNDED BY AL GORE.

al-JAZEERA HAS TRIED FOR

EVERLY YEARS TO REACH A

LARGER AUDIENCE IN THE U.S.

SOON AFTER THE DEAL WAS

CONFIRMED, TIME WARNER CABLE

DROPPED CURRENT FROM ITS

LINEUP.

STILL, THE NEW CHANNELS

SCHEDULED TO BEGIN

BROADCASTING IN 2013.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST NEWS BY GOING TO

CBNNEWS.COM.

PAT AND KRISTI WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Kristi: THAT'S ME.

I WAS THINKING IT WAS GOING

TO BE PAT.

CAN I TELL YOU, 2013, CAN

YOU BELIEVE IT?

Pat: THAT'S RIGHT.

NO.

IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE.

Kristi: 2013.

I'LL TELL YOU WHAT, IT IS A

NEW YEAR AND GOD IS GOING TO

DO SOME GOOD THINGS.

THE FIRST THING WE'RE GOING

TO TALK ABOUT IS YOUR

QUESTIONS.

WE'RE GOING TO ANSWER THEM.

YOU READY, PAT?

Pat: I'LL TRY.

LET'S SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

Kristi: JANET SAYS, "AM

I CURSED BECAUSE I GOT FIRED

FROM MY JOB FOR LYING.

I'VE BEEN OUT OF WORK FOR

TWO AND A HALF YEARS WITH

TWO KIDS TO FEED.

NOW I'M GOING TO HAVE TO GO

ON WELFARE.

I APOLOGIZED AT WORK FOR

LYING AS I WENT BRAIN-DEAD

AND FELT SURROUNDED AND

AFRAID.

WILL I EVER GET MY LIFE

BACK, OR IS THIS A

PUNISHMENT?"

Pat: COME ON.

GOD DOESN'T PUT US IN SOME

KIND OF PERG TOR PERGATORY

FOR TELLING ONE LIE.

THE QUESTION IS, WHY DID YOU

LIE?

WHAT WERE YOU LYING ABOUT?

IS THERE SOMETHING ABOUT

YOUR PERSONALITY THAT YOU

WANT TO COVER UP?

THERE IS A LOT OF STUFF.

I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT

YOU.

SO I CAN'T SAY IF YOU'RE

CURSED OR NOT.

BUT GOD DOESN'T CURSE US ON

ACCOUNT OF SIN.

EVERYBODY SINS.

YOU COME BEFORE THE LORD,

AND HE IS FAITHFUL AND JUST

TO FORGIVE US OF ALL OF OUR

SINS AND TO CLEANSE US OF

ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.

SO IF THERE IS SOMETHING

YOU'RE DOING, CONFESS IT TO

HIM.

AND GET OFF OF HIS CURSE

THING AND START TALKING

ABOUT POSITIVE.

WHAT CAN YOU DO THAT IS

GOOD?

WHAT IS YOUR SKILL SET?

WHAT CAN YOU OFFER TO AN

EMPLOYER?

YOU KNOW, THEY DON'T OWE YOU

A JOB.

NOBODY OWES YOU A JOB, BUT

YOU ARE THERE TO FULFILL

SOME ECONOMIC NEED THAT

THEY'LL PAY FOR.

SO WHAT IS IT THAT YOU CAN

DO?

AND IF YOU CAN'T DO

SOMETHING, GO OUT AND START

GETTING TRAINED TO DO

SOMETHING.

GET CONTINUING EDUCATION.

GO TO SOME STATE-RUN

COMMUNITY COLLEGE OR TAKE AN

ONLINE COURSE OR SOMETHING

AND ENHANCE YOUR SKILLS.

BUT SITTING AROUND THINKING,

I'M CURSED, GOD DOESN'T WORK

THAT WAY.

Kristi: GOOD WORD.

SPEAKS BLESSINGS AND NOT

CURSES.

GERALD SAYS, "I'M CONFUSED

ABOUT JUDGMENT DAY.

IF A PERSON CONFESSES THEIR

SINS AND ACCEPTS JESUS INTO

THEIR HEART AND LIFE, AND

THAT SAME PERSON DIES AND

GOES TO HEAVEN, WHAT HAPPENS

TO THAT PERSON ON JUDGMENT

DAY.

SURELY GOD WOULDN'T ADMIT

SOMEONE TO HEAVEN ONLY TO

BANISH THEM TO HELL ON

JUDGMENT DAY."

Pat: JOHN 5: 24, "HE

WHO HEARS MY WORD AND

BELIEVES ON HIM WHO SENT ME,

HAS EVERLASTING LIFE, AND

SHALL NOT COME INTO JUDGMENT

BUT IS PASSED FROM DEATH

INTO LIFE."

THAT'S WHAT JESUS SAYS.

WHEN YOU RECEIVE HIM AND

GIVE HIM YOUR HEART AND GIVE

HIM YOUR LIFE, YOU ARE

PASSED FROM LIFE AND YOU

SHALL NOT COME INTO

JUDGMENT.

SO YOU'RE NOT GOING TO FACE

THE GREAT WHITE THRONE

JUDGMENT.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BE

FACING JUDGMENT.

YOU WILL ACCOUNT FOR WHAT

YOU DO IN THE BODY BEFORE

THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF

CHRIST.

BUT THAT ISN'T TO DECIDE

WHETHER YOU'RE GOING TO HELL

OR NOT.

IT IS A QUESTION OF WHAT

KIND OF REWARD YOU'LL HAVE

IN HEAVEN.

AT LEAST THAT'S THE WAY THE

BIBLE TELLS US.

STOP WORRYING ABOUT THE

FACT.

IF YOU'VE DONE WHAT YOU SAY

YOU'VE DONE, REJOICE IN THE

FACT THAT YOU'RE PART OF A

NEW KINGDOM.

JESUS SAID, BLESSED ARE

THOSE OF MY FATHER WHO

ENTERED THE KINGDOM.

Kristi: AND IT TALKS

ABOUT STORING UP YOUR

TREASURES IN HEAVEN.

I'VE BEEN TRYING TO BE SO

NICE TO PEOPLE BECAUSE I

WANT A MANSION IN HEAVEN

WITH AN INDOOR SWIMMING

POOL.

Pat: HOW ABOUT A LITTLE

SHACK IN THE CORNER.

Kristi: AS LONG AS I

GET TO HEAVEN, I WILL TAKE

THAT SHACK.

STEPHANIE SAYS, "I CAME FROM

A MORMON BACKGROUND, AND I

AM NOT A NEW CHRISTIAN, BUT

I CONSTANTLY STRUGGLE WITH

THE FOUNDATIONS OF CHRISTIAN

FOUNDATION.

I HAVE LOOKED AT CHURCHES IN

MY AREA, BUT I CAN'T FIND

ANY WITH A REALLY CHRISTIAN

FOUNDATION.

WHERE CAN I START IN THE

BIBLE?"

Pat: THE EASY GREEK IS

JOHN.

JOHN WROTE VERY SIMPLE

GREEK.

THE THOUGHTS ARE PROFOUND,

BUT, NEVERTHELESS, THE

STATEMENTS ARE EASY TO

UNDERSTAND.

I WOULD START WITH THE

GOSPEL OF JOHN, AND READ THE

GOSPELS ALL THE WAY THROUGH

MATTHEW, MARK, AND LUKE.

GET AN UNDERSTANDING OF

JESUS.

AND THEN GET INTO THE

LETTERS OF PAUL, GET INTO

THE BOOK OF ACTS, AND ABSORB

THIS.

LET THIS BE PART OF YOUR

THINKING.

I JUST THINK BIBLICALLY, IN

TERMS OF WHAT THE BIBLE

SAYS, BECAUSE IT'S PART OF

ME.

THAT'S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO.

THAT'S HOW YOU GROW IN THE

LORD.

Kristi: COOL.

READY FOR THE NEXT ONE?

GRACE SAYS, "I'M 20 AND I

LOVE MY DAD SO MUCH, BUT

LATELY I FEEL THAT A BIG

HOLE IN IS MY HEART BECAUSE

I DON'T FEEL CLOSE TO HIM.

IS IT A PART OF GROWING UP.

BUT HE ALSO HAD THREE OTHER

KIDS.

AM I WRONG?"

Pat: IS THIS A

DAUGHTER?

Kristi: I THINK SO, IT

IS GRACE.

Pat: DAUGHTERS NEED THE

AFFECTION OF THEIR FATHER.

AND MOST FATHERS, CLOGS THAT

WE ARE, DON'T UNDERSTAND

THAT.

AND WE WANT TO GO OUT

PLAYING BALL WITH OUR SONS.

AND THE DAUGHTER IS YEARN

FOR AFFECTION.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN SIT

DOWN WITH HIM, OR MAYBE YOU

CAN TALK TO YOUR MOTHER.

YOU DIDN'T MENTION THE FACT

THAT YOUR MOTHER IS AROUND

SOME PLACE.

SEE IF YOU CAN'T WORK OUT A

TIME.

I KNOW ONE GUY USED TO HAVE

WHAT HE CALLED A SPECIAL

TIME WITH DADDY.

YOUR FATHER NEEDS TO FIND A

TIME FOR YOU BECAUSE YOU'RE

CRYING OUT TO HIM.

I DON'T KNOW, AS YOU GET

OLDER, MAYBE HE DOESN'T KNOW

HOW TO RELATE TO YOU.

THE LITTLE GIRL IS EASY, YOU

SIT ON DADDY'S KNEE, AND HE

TELLS YOU STORIES.

BUT WHEN YOU GET TO BE 20

YEARS OLD, YOU'RE A

DIFFERENT CREATURE, AND

YOU'RE READY TO GET MARRIED,

AND HE DOESN'T QUITE KNOW

WHAT TO DO WITH YOU.

ALL I CAN SAY IS, IF YOU

HAVE GOT A MOTHER, TALK TO

YOUR MOTHER.

IF NOT, TALK TO YOUR FATHER,

AND SAY, LISTEN, I WANT TO

HAVE A LITTLE TIME WITH

YOU.

HOW ABOUT I GO OUT AND HAVE

DINNER, OR HAVE LUNCH, OR

LET'S GO TO A BALLGAME.

BUT DO THAT.

YOU'RE A DAUGHTER.

DO YOU HAVE SOME OTHER

THOUGHTS?

Kristi: ABSOLUTELY.

I THINK THAT IS GREAT

ADVICE.

BECAUSE THE BOTTOM LINE IS,

NO MATTER HOW OLD YOUR DADDY

IS OR HOW ARE YOU OLD YOU

ARE, THAT'S STILL YOUR

DADDY.

AND WE ALL DESIRE OUR

PARENTS' LOVE.

Pat: FIVE-YEAR-OLD

MARIA WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO

HAVING A NEW BABY SISTER.

BUT WHEN THE BABY WAS BORN,

BOTH MARIA AND HER MOTHER

WERE SHOCKED AT WHAT THEY

SAW.

Reporter: 5-YEAR-OLD

MARIA STILL REMEMBERS HOW

SHOCKED SHE WAS WHEN SHE SAW

THE BABY SISTER.

I TOLD MY MOTHER IF SHE

MADE MY BABY SISTER'S MOUTH

LOOK LIKE THAT, DID YOU DROP

HER?

I TOLD MY DAUGHTER, NO, I

DIDN'T DROP HER.

I FELT SO BAD WHEN SHE SAID

THAT.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

BABY NAOMI WASN'T GAINING

WEIGHT BECAUSE IT WAS

DIFFICULT FOR HER TO SWALLOW

THROUGH A BOTTLE.

SHE COULDN'T DRING ENOUGH

MILK.

IT WAS COMING OUT OF HER

NOSE AND SHE WAS CHOKING.

Reporter: HER HUSBAND

HAD ABANDONED THE FAMILY

WHEN SHE WAS PREGNANT WITH

NAOMI.

AND NOW THE RESPONSIBILITY

FELL ON HER.

THAT'S WHEN CBN OFFERED TO

HELP.

WE SET UP A FREE SURGERY FOR

THE BABY IN A HOSPITAL IN

LIMA, PERU.

A FEW WEEKS AFTER THE

OPERATION, WE WENT BACK TO

SEE HOW SHE WAS DOING.

EVERYONE IS HAPPY NOW

BECAUSE SHE CAN SMILE AND

DRINK HER MILK.

Reporter: AND WHEN

5-YEAR-OLD MARIA SAW HER

SISTER AFTER THE OPERATION,

HER REACTION WAS PRICELESS.

SHE SAID, MOMMY, MOMMY,

SHE IS HEALED.

I AM VERY HAPPY BECAUSE

NOW MY BABY SISTER CAN

SMILE.

THANK YOU, CBN, FOR FIXING

FIXING NAOMI'S MOUTH.

Pat: THERE IS INFINITE

POSSIBILITY IN A CHILD.

A LITTLE CHILD, A LITTLE

BABY.

AFTER ALL, IT WAS LITTLE

BABY -- I LOVE THAT

SONG, "MARY, DID YOU KNOW

YOUR BABY BOY WOULD ONE DAY

RULE THE NATION."

AND YOU SEE THAT LITTLE BABY

CHILD.

AND THE FACT THAT YOU GIVE

LIFE AND HAPPINESS AND HOPE

TO A LITTLE BABY IS A

WONDERFUL THING.

SO WHEN YOU'RE PARTICIPATING

WITH CBN, THAT'S WHAT YOU

CAN DO.

THIS NEW YEAR IS A GOOD TIME

TO START OUT AND SAY, LOOK,

I WANT TO GIVE SOMETHING TO

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN

PEOPLE'S LIVES.

AND WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

AND YOU CALL IN AT

1-800-759-0700.

IT IS 65 CENTS A DAY, AND

YOU CAN BE A PART OF

CHANGING THE WORLD.

KRISTI?

Kristi: GOOD DEAL.

UP NEXT, A CHRONIC PROBLEM

WITH ACUTE ATHLETES FEET.

IT COVERED MY FEET.

I COULDN'T EVEN WEAR A

SHOE.

AND I WAS DESPERATE.

IT WAS PAINFUL.

Kristi: SEE HOW THIS

CONDITION WAS HEALED

OVERNIGHT.

PLUS, WE'RE GOING TO BE

PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR

NEEDS.

SO WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T GO

AWAY.

Kristi: ON "THE 700

CLUB," WE LOVE TO BRING YOU

STORIES OF MODERN DAY

MIRACLES.

TODAY WE TAKE YOU BACK TO

1987, WHEN A MAN NAMED JOHN

CALHOUN WAS 16 YEARS OLD.

HE WAS A TROUBLED TEENAGER

WITH A SEVERE CASE OF

ATHLETE'S FOOT.

HE WENT TO SLEEP ONE NIGHT,

AND BY THE TIME HE WOKE UP,

JOHN HAD RECEIVED A DOUBLE

MIRACLE.

I WOULD LAY IN BED AT

NIGHT AND LOOK AT MY HAND,

AND ASK THE QUESTION, WHERE

DID I COME FROM?

I WOULD QUESTION IT SO

DEEPLY, BUT I DIDN'T HAVE

THE ANSWER.

NO ONE WAS THERE TO TELL

ME.

AND I DESPERATELY WAS

SEARCHING.

Reporter: JOHN CALHOUN

CAME FROM A BROKEN HOME.

EVEN AT 16, HE WANTED MORE

OUT OF LIFE.

HE TRIED DRUGS AND ALCOHOL.

EVEN THE OCCULT.

I WAS HOLDING A BOOK IN

MY HAND ABOUT ASTRAL

PROJECTION, WASN'T REALLY

BELIEVING IN IT, AND

SUDDENLY I BLINKED MY EYES,

AND THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW,

I BEGAN TO GO THROUGH THE

ROOF AND OVER THE TOP OF THE

HOUSE, AND WAS LITERALLY

LEAVING THE EARTH.

I REMEMBER GOING INTO OUTER

BLACKNESS AND DARKNESS, LIKE

I WAS BEING CATAPULTED

BACKWARDS AT A GREAT RATE OF

SPEED.

I WENT NUMB.

I WAS JUST FASCINATED AT

FIRST.

AND THEN FEAR OVERCAME ME.

IT WAS FEAR YOU COULD TASTE,

FEAR YOU COULD TOUCH.

AND I SCREAMED OUT FOR

HELP.

AND IT SEEMED AS IF

SOMETHING WAS PULLING ME

INTO A PIT OF DARKNESS.

AND THEN I HEARD A VOICE SAY

JESUS, AND MY MOTHER HAD

SEEN THIS TAKING PLACE.

SHE SAID MY EYES WERE ROLLED

BACK IN MY HEAD.

AND SHE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO

DO.

SHE GRABBED AHOLD OF ME.

SHE LAPPED ME ON THE FACE.

Reporter: HIS ENCOUNTER

WITH THE SUPER NATURAL

FRIGHTENED HIM.

IT MADE JOHN WANT TO

UNDERSTAND, IS THERE MORE TO

THIS LIFE?

IS HEAVEN AND HELL REAL?

JOHN HAD A PAPER ROUTE.

WHILE FOLDING PAPERS ONE

MORNING, HE CAME ACROSS "THE

700 CLUB."

PAT BEGAN TO TALK ABOUT

THAT YOU CAN BE SAVED JUST

BY ACCEPTING WHAT JESUS DID

ON THE CROSS.

NOT BY GOOD WORKS OR BEING

RELIGIOUS.

I WAS AMAZED TO KNOW YOU

DIDN'T HAVE TO EARN GOD'S

LOVE.

THAT JUST BLEW MY MIND, THAT

YOU COULD JUST ASK JESUS TO

COME INTO YOUR HEART.

AND THAT'S ALL HE NEEDED

FROM ME.

AND SO THEN I ASKED HIM INTO

MY HEART THAT DAY.

GOD'S HOLY SPIRIT CAME INTO

THE ROOM AND FILLED THAT

VOID UP THAT WAS ON THE

INSIDE OF ME.

AND A PEACE THAT PASSES ALL

UNDERSTANDING CAME INTO MY

HEART.

AND I KNEW THAT I WAS

SAVED.

Reporter: LATER IN THE

PROGRAM, PAT ROBERTSON

PRAYED FOR HEALING AND HAD A

WORD OF KNOWLEDGE THAT GOT

JOHN'S ATTENTION.

AND PAT SAID, SOMEONE HAS

AN ONGOING PROBLEM WITH YOUR

FEET.

IT IS VERY PAINFUL.

AND I REMEMBER HE SAID IT'S

LIKE THERE ARE SCABS ON YOUR

FEET AND THEY'RE BLEEDING,

AND THEY'RE VERY PAINFUL,

AND GOD IS HEALING YOU RIGHT

NOW.

Reporter: FOR YEARS,

THE TEEN HAD BEEN BATTLING A

PROBLEM WITH HIS FEET.

NO MEDICINE SEEMED TO HELP.

I HAD A CHRONIC FOOT

PROBLEM YOU COULD SAY WAS

ATHLETES FEET.

IT WASN'T IN ONE SPOT.

IT COVERED MY FEET.

IT GOT TO WHERE THE LAST

COUPLE OF DAYS, I COULDN'T

EVEN WEAR A SHOE.

AND I WAS DESPERATE.

IT WAS PAINFUL.

THE NEXT MORNING I WOKE UP,

AND THEN I LOOKED DOWN AT MY

FEET, AND THEY WERE LIKE A

NEWBORN BABY'S SKIN, JUST

PERFECT.

ABSOLUTELY, INSTANTANEOUSLY

TOTALLY HEALED.

I BELIEVE GOD WANTED TO

REASSURE ME HE HEARD MY

PRAYER BY SHOWING ME WHAT HE

DID ON THE OUTSIDE.

GOD WAS SAYING, IF I CAN DO

THIS ON THE OUTSIDE, THIS IS

WHAT I CAN DO ON THE

INSIDE.

Kristi: MAN, ISN'T THAT

FANTASTIC!

GOD IS A HEALING GOD.

HE CAN HEAL YOUR HEART.

HE CAN HEAL YOUR MIND.

HE CAN HEAL YOUR PHYSICAL

BODY.

WHATEVER NEED YOU HAVE

TODAY, PAT AND I ARE GOING

TO JOIN IN AND ENCOURAGE YOU

AND WE'RE GOING TO PRAY

BECAUSE GOD IS A TRUE

HEALER.

Pat: OKAY.

AND HERE IS SOMETHING ELSE

THAT WAS ONE AND A HALF

YEARS AGO.

ALTI OF OCEAN BEACH, NORTH

CAROLINA, HAD A RASH ON HER

ARM, ALONG WITH ITCHING AND

REDNESS.

THEY TRIED OVER-THE-COUNTER

CREAMS AND NONE OF THEM

WORK.

AND ONE DAY HE -- I GUESS IT

IS A HE -- HEARD KRISTI GAVE

A WORD OF KNOWLEDGE.

YOU HAVE A RASH AND GOD IS

HEALING YOU.

ALTI CLAIMED, I'M CLAIMING

THIS HEALING FOR MYSELF.

BY THE END OF THE WEEK, ALL

SIGNS OF THE RASH WAS GONE.

Kristi: AND THIS IS

FROM AGNES FROM LOUISIANA.

ONE DAY HER MOVED HER NECK

AND SHE FELT A POP.

EVERY TIME SHE TRIED TO TURN

HER NECK AFTERWARDS, SHE HAD

EXCRUCIATING PAIN.

SHE TRIED SEVERAL REMEDIES,

BUT THERE WAS NO LASTING

PAIN.

THE PAIN PERSISTED FOR,

CHECK THIS OUT, SEVEN

YEARS.

ONE DAY SHE AND HER SON WERE

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB," AND

SHE HEARD LITERALLY CALL HER

NAME.

Pat: IF PAT CALLED HER

NAME.

Kristi: GLAD YOU CAN

READ IT.

PAT CALLED OUT HER PROBLEM,

A NECK MUSCLE IS BEING

HEALED.

PUT YOUR HAND ON YOUR NECK

IN THE NAME OF JESUS, AND BE

MADE WHOLE.

AGNES WAS HEALED AND NOW

WORKS OUT EVERY DAY.

PRAISE GOD.

Pat: WE HAVE ABOUT A

MINUTE BEFORE THE END OF

THIS SHOW.

KRISTI AND I ARE GOING TO

JOIN HANDS AND PRAY FOR

YOU.

LORD, NOTHING IS

IMPOSSIBLE.

YOU ARE IN CHARGE OF THIS

LIFE AND THIS WORLD, AND WE

PRAY, MY GOD, IN JESUS'

NAME, THAT YOU MIGHT REACH

OUT AND TOUCH PEOPLE NOW.

LET THE HEALING POWER OF THE

LORD JESUS CHRIST -- YES,

ANOTHER NECK PROBLEM IS

BEING HEALED, RASHES ARE

BEING HEALED, FUNGUS IS

BEING HEALED IN THE NAME OF

JESUS.

Kristi: WE COME AGAINST

SICKNESS AND ILLNESS IN THE

NAME OF JESUS.

FATHER, WE THANK YOU FOR

RESTORING STRENGTH AND

HEALTH TO YOUR PEOPLE,

FATHER GOD.

Pat: ULCERATED COLITIS

BEING HEALED DRAMATICALLY.

YOU'LL FEEL A BURNING IN

YOUR INSIDE, AND YOU ARE

TOTALLY HEALED IN JESUS'

NAME.

Kristi: SOMEBODY PULLED

THEIR BACK AS WELL, AND THE

LORD IS HEALING THAT

SITUATION.

Pat: THAT'S ALL THE

TIME WE HAVE FOR THIS

PROGRAM.

TOMORROW, FIND OUT HOW A $10

BILL GIVES ONE HOMELESS MAN

A NEW LEASE ON LIFE.

TODAY WE LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS FROM

PHILIPPINES: "MY GOD WILL

MEET ALL YOUR NEEDS

ACCORDING TO HIS GLORIOUS

RICHES IN CHRIST JESUS."

TELEPHONES ARE AVAILABLE FOR

YOU.

WE MAY NOT BE ON THE AIR FOR

YOU IN YOUR AREA, BUT WE'RE

THERE FOR YOU.

1-800-759-0700.

FOR KRISTI, FOR LEE, FOR

EVERYBODY ELSE --

Kristi: AND YOU.

Pat: AND ME, HAPPY NEW

YEAR.

GOD BLESS YOU EVERY ONE OF

YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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