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The 700 Club - February 19, 2013

Hanging with the wrong crowd was enough to undo Bill's Christian upbringing. Plus, author Simeon Wright shares about his book, Simeon's Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till. Read Transcript


IT WAS CLEAR THAT

SOMETHING WAS WRONG.

Lee: A DRUG BUST.

AND NO UNCERTAIN TERMS,

HE TOLD ME TO GET OUT OF THE

CAR.

Lee: AND A STRAY BULLET

ENDED HIS LIFE AS HE KNEW

IT.

NOBODY GROWS UP AND SAYS,

HEY, I WANT TO BE IN A

WHEELCHAIR.

I WANT TO BE A

QUADRIPLEGIC.

Lee: HOW HE STOOD TALL

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

GOD IS AT WORK AND WHAT

HE IS DOING IN MY LIFE.

*

[APPLAUSE]

Pat: HEY, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, HAVE YOU BEEN TO

THE GAS PUMP RECENTLY?

HAVE YOU HAD AN S.U.V. FILL

UP, IF YOU WANT SOMETHING

THAT WILL REALLY BE BE

HEART-STOPPING.

WELL, THE PAIN AT THE PUMP

MEANS GAS PRICES ARE AT

THEIR HIGHEST PRICES IN FOUR

MONTH, AFTER GOING UP 33

STRAIGHT DAYS.

Terry: THE AVERAGE

PRICE OF GAS IS 43 CENTS

HIGHER THAN A MONTH AGO, AND

IT COULD BE ON ITS WAY TO $4

A GALLON.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM TELLS US WHY

THAT IS HAPPENING.

Reporter: IF YOU HAD TO

FILL UP YOUR CAR, YOU'VE

LIKELY NOTICED THE PRICE

KEEPS GOING UP.

IT JUMPS ALMOST EVERY TWO

DAYS, IT SEEMS LIKE.

I'M AT $64.

Reporter: EXPERTS SAY

THE END IS NOT IN SIGHT

YET.

WE'LL PROBABLY BE AT

LEAST A COUPLE MORE MONTHS

BEFORE THINGS START TO LOOK

MORE NORMAL.

Reporter: THEY BLAME

THE PRICE HIKE ON A NUMBER

OF FACTORS: REFINERIES ARE

SWITCHING OVER FROM WINTER

TO SUMMER FUEL, WHICH IS

MORE EXPENSIVE TO PRODUCE.

REFINERY CLOSINGS, AND AN

INCREASE IN THE DEMAND FOR

GAS.

ANOTHER REASON?

CRUEL OIL PRICES ARE UP.

CANADA'S AMBASSADOR POINTED

OUT IN A RECENT INTERVIEW,

CANADA HAS A SURPLUS OF

OIL.

AND IF PRESIDENT OBAMA

APPROVES THE KEYSTONE X.L.

PIPELINE, CANADA CAN HELP

MEET THE DEMAND.

HE IS A RATIONAL, LOGICAL

PERSON, AND I BELIEVE THAT

THE RATIONAL FOR HAVING

CANADIAN OIL AND NORTH

DAKOTA AND MONTANA OIL,

GOING ON A PIPELINE, ITSELF

ON TRUCKS AND TRAINS TO THE

GULF COAST, IS LOGICAL.

Reporter: THE

ADMINISTRATION IS SUPPOSED

TO REACH A DECISION ON THE

PIPELINE BY SPRING.

IN THE MEANTIME, EXPERTS

PREDICT FUEL PRICES IN THE

U.S. WILL RISE ANOTHER 40

CENTS TO 60 CENTS.

BUT THERE ARE SOME THINGS

YOU CAN CAN DO TO HELP

IMPROVE YOUR CAR'S MILEAGE:

OBEY THE SPEED LIMIT.

MAKE SURE YOUR GAS CAP IS ON

TIGHT.

AND CLEAR OUT ANYTHING

UNNECESSARY IN YOUR TRUNK.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Pat: I'M SURE CLEARING

OUT YOUR TRUNK WILL SAVE YOU

TREMENDOUS AMOUNTS OF

MONEY.

Terry: I WAS THINKING

THE SAME THING.

Pat: $4 A GALLON AND

RISING.

IN EUROPEAN STANDARDS, THIS

IS RELATIVELY CHEAP.

OUR GASOLINE IS QUITE

MODESTLY PRICED.

BUT THE REFINERIES, GOD

BLESS THEM, TAKE ADVANTAGE

OF EVERY OPPORTUNITY THEY

GET.

IF THERE IS A SHORTAGE -- IF

ONE REFINERY GETS BLOWN UP

OR GOES OFF-LINE, THEY ALL

RAISE THEIR PRICES.

THEY SAY IT IS THE SUMMER

SHIFT AND WE HAVE GOT TO

CLOSE DOWN REFINERIES FOR

MAINTENANCE.

Terry: AND SUMMER IS

WHEN PEOPLE ARE OUT IN THEIR

VEHICLES, TAKING FAMILY

VACATIONS.

Pat: THEY JUST THOUGHT

NOW IS THE CHANCE TO GOUGE

THE CONSUMER.

BUT THEY NEED THEIR PROFITS,

TOO.

THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY IS

A PART OF ANOTHER BUDGET

BATTLE IN WASHINGTON OVER

SPENDING AND TAXES.

LEE WEBB HAS THAT STORY FROM

THE CBN NEWS ROOM.

Lee: PAT, PRESIDENT

OBAMA IS PUSHING

CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS TO

ACCEPT MORE TAXES AS PART OF

A DEAL TO AVOID ACROSS THE

BOARD BUDGET CUTS.

THOSE CUTS ARE CALLED THE

SEQUESTER, OF COURSE, AND

THEY WILL GO INTO EFFECT

MARCH 1st UNLESS THE

CONGRESS AND WHITE HOUSE

COMES UP WITH A DEAL.

THEY WANT TO TAX

MILLIONAIRES AT A RATE OF AT

LEAST 30%.

REPUBLICANS SAY THEY WENT

ALONG WITH TAX HIKES AS PART

OF THE FISCAL CLIFF DEAL

EARLIER THIS YEAR.

NOW THEY SAY IT IS TIME TO

FOCUS ON SPENDING CUTS.

WILL THEY HOLD THE

PRESIDENT'S FEET TO THE FIRE

ON THAT?

THAT'S THE BIG QUESTION.

Pat: WE HOPE THEY HAVE

SOME BACKBONE AND THEY'RE

STAND UP.

THIS SEQUESTER IS NOT ALL

THAT BAD.

IT IS MINISCULE IN LIGHT OF

THE HUGE FEDERAL BUDGET.

MAYBE $100 BILLION WILL BE

TAKEN OUT OF SPENDING OVER

THE NEXT 12 MONTHS.

IT IS NOT CATASTROPHIC.

THEY MAKE IT SOUND HORRIBLE,

LIKE WE WON'T BE ABLE TO FLY

OUR PLANES OR TRAIN OUR

TROOPS.

THAT'S NONSENSE.

THEY NEED SOME CUTS.

THIS IS DISCIPLINE.

AND IT WAS BROUGHT ON, I

MIGHT ADD, BY THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION.

NOW THEY'RE HAVING TO BEAR

THE CONSEQUENCES OF THEIR

OWN ACTS.

AND NOW THEY'RE SCREAMING,

ISN'T THIS AWFUL.

AND SHOULDN'T THE

REPUBLICANS DO SOMETHING,

LIKE RAISE TAXES, AND THE

REPUBLICANS OUGHT TO SAY

NO.

Lee: LAW ENFORCEMENT

OFFICIALS THINK ADAM WAS

MOTIVATED BY VIOLENT VIDEO

GAMES.

HE KILLED 20 CHILDREN AND

SIX ADULTS AT SANDY HOOK

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

TWO OFFICIALS SAY LANZA

WANTED TO SURPASS THE BODY

COUNT OF ANDREW BRAVEVIC.

HE KILLED 44 PEOPLE.

HE CHOSE SANDY HOOK BECAUSE

IT WAS, QUOTE,"THE EASIEST

TARGET WITH THE LARGEST

CLUSTER OF PEOPLE."

AND THEY BELIEVE HE WAS

LIVING OUT A FANTASY BASED

ON VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES HE

PLAYED IN HIS HOME.

THEY FOUND A NUMBER OF THOSE

GAMES IN A BLACKED OUT

BASEMENT IN HIS HOME, WHERE

HE REPORTEDLY SPENT HOURS

PLAYING THEM.

Pat: I THINK THIS IS

THE HEART OF THE PROBLEM.

ALL OF THIS BUSINESS ABOUT

ASSAULT WEAPONS AND A BAN ON

CLIPS AND HOW MANY BULLETS

YOU CAN PUT IN A CLIP AND

ALL OF THAT -- IT MISSES THE

POINT.

TWO THINGS ARE RESPONSIBLE

FOR MOST OF THESE KILLINGS:

NUMBER ONE, THE PSYCHOTROPIC

DRUGS BEING ADMINISTERED TO

CHILDREN ALL ACROSS

AMERICA.

AND A LOT OF THEM HAVE LOST

SENSE OF REALITY BECAUSE

THEY ARE DOPED UP WITH THE

VARIOUS FEEL-GOOD MEDICINES

THAT ARE CURRENTLY BEING

PRESCRIBED.

THAT IS NUMBER ONE.

NUMBER TWO, THEY'RE EXPOSED

TO THESE VIDEO GAMES AND

THEY LOSE TOUCH WITH

REALITY.

ALL OF A SUDDEN THEY ENTER

INTO THESE THINGS, AND THE

IDEA IS BANG, BANG, YOU'RE

DEAD.

AND IT'S A GAME.

BUT THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND

YOU CAN'T TRANSLATE A GAME

INTO REAL LIFE.

BUT THEY TRY TO DO IT.

SO SOMEBODY, QUOTE,"BLOWS

AWAY THE ENEMY."

AND THEN THEY GET ON A

STREET CORNER AND

THEY, QUOTE,"BLOW AWAY

PEOPLE WITH SOME GUN."

BUT IT'S NOT THE GUNS.

IT IS THE CRAZY VIDEO.

AND IT IS THE

PSYCHODELIC-TYPE DRUGS

ADMINISTERED BY DOCTORS.

IF WE DEAL WITH THOSE

THINGS, CHANCES ARE THESE

KILLINGS WOULD SLOW DOWN,

MAYBE STOP ENTIRELY.

WE HOPE SO.

Terry: MENTAL HEALTH IS

AT THE BASIS OF WHAT YOU'RE

TALKING ABOUT.

Pat: IT IS.

THEY'RE DOING SOMETHING IN

NEW YORK: THE SUPREME COURT

RULED YOU COULDN'T HOLD

MENTALLY DISTURBED PEOPLE IN

SOME KIND OF PROTECTIVE

SITUATION.

THAT IT VIOLATED THEIR

RIGHTS.

THEY DIDN'T HAVE PROPER

TRIALS AND ALL OF THIS.

SO YOU'VE GOT ALL OF THESE

CRAZY PEOPLE, MENTALLY

DISTURBED PEOPLE, WANDERING

THE STREETS.

THEY'RE OUT BEGGING.

ONE OF THEM WAS PUSHED --

ONE OF THEM PUSHED A

BY-STANDER BEFORE THE TRACKS

OF A SPEEDING SUBWAY TRAIN.

NEW YORK SAYS, LET'S GO OUT

AND FINE THESE PEOPLE AND

GET THEM OFF THE STREETS.

YOU DON'T GET THEM OFF THE

STREETS.

YOU PUT THEM INTO SOME KIND

OF PROTECTIVE SITUATION

WHERE THEY CAN BE CARED

FOR.

THE SUPREME COURT BLEW IT.

YOU HAVE THESE RULINGS FROM

THESE FIVE OLD MEN IN BLACK

ROBES.

AND THEY MAKE THESE

DECISIONS, AND IT SOUNDS SO

NOBLE WHEN LAWYERS ARE

TRYING THESE CASES, BUT THEY

DON'T LOOK AT THE

CONSEQUENCES OF WHAT THEIR

ACTS ARE.

WE HAVE GOT TO DO SOMETHING

WITH THE MENTALLY ILL

PEOPLE.

WE CAN'T ALLOW THEM JUST TO

WANDER THE STREETS.

NEW YORK SAYS, LET'S ROUND

THEM ALL UP.

I DON'T KNOW IF THEY'RE

VIOLATING SOMEBODY'S CIVIL

RIGHTS OR NOT.

BUT THE NANNY STATE IS AN

OPERATION, AND THE NEW YORK

PEOPLE LIKE MAYOR

BLOOMBERG.

LEE?

Lee: PAT, CHINA'S

MILITARY IS BEHIND A MASSIVE

COMPUTER HACKING CAMPAIGN

AGAINST U.S. TARGETS.

THAT'S THE CONCLUSION OF A

60-PAGE DETAILED REPORT

COMPILED BY U.S. INTERNET

SECURITY COMPANY CALLED

MANDIANT.

THEY HAVE TRACED 140 MAJOR

CYBER-ATTACKS TO A MILITARY

UNIT BASED IN SHANGHAI.

ITINCLUDED MILITARY

COMPANIES.

THE REPORT SAYS THE CHINESE

MILITARY HACKERS HAVE

SYSTEMATICALLY STOLEN

HUNDREDS OF TARA BYTES OF

DATA.

NORTH KOREA'S LATEST NUCLEAR

TEST IS A WARPIN A WARNING

THAT THE SANCTIONS ARE NOT

ENOUGH.

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SAYS IRAN

WILL BE AT THE TOP OF HIS

AGENDA WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA

VISITS ISRAEL.

HAVE TOUGH SANCTIONS

STOPPED NORTH KOREA?

NO.

AND THE FACT THAT THEY

PRODUCED A NUCLEAR EXPLOSION

REVERBERATES EVERY IN THE

MIDDLE EAST, AND ESPECIALLY

IN IRAN.

SANCTIONS ALONE WILL NOT

STOP THE NUCLEAR PROGRAM OF

IRAN.

THEY HAVE TO BE COUPLED WITH

A ROBUST, CREDIBLE MILITARY

THREAT.

Lee: PRESIDENT OBAMA IS

SET TO VISIT ISRAEL NEXT

MONTH.

PAT?

Pat: I'M A FAN OF

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU.

HE IS A GOOD GUY, AND HE IS

A TOUGH LEADER.

BUT I THINK HE ONLY GOT 31

SEATS IN THE CANESSA, AND

THEY NEED 61 TO FORM A

MAJORITY.

HE NEEDS TO PUT TOGETHER A

GOVERNMENT.

AND SO WHEN OBAMA SHOWS UP,

NETANYAHU MAY BE WEAKENED

UNLESS IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF

WEEKS WE CAN DO SOME SERIOUS

HORSE TRADING TO GET THE

PEOPLE ON BOARD.

BUT WHEN HE DOES THAT, HE

HAS TO GIVE THINGS UP, BUT

THAT'S THE WAY IT GOES.

THE ISRAELIS ARE VERY

INDEPENDENT IN THEIR

VOTING.

HE DOES NOT HAVE A MAJORITY

TO GOVERN YET.

LEE?

Lee: JERUSALEM'S ISRAEL

MUSEUM HAS UNVEILED THE

WORLD TRADWORLD'S FIRST

EXHIBIT OF KING HAROD THE

GREAT.

IT SHOWS WHY HAROD IS KNOWN

AS ONE OF HISTORY'S GREATEST

BUILDERS.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: IF YOU ASK

MOST CHRISTIANS WHO IS KING

HAROD, THEY WILL LIKELY

ANSWER HE WAS THE KING WHO

TRIED TO KILL THE BABY

JESUS, BY ORDERING THE

SLAUGHTER OF ALL BOYS UNDER

THE AGE OF TWO.

HISTORIANS DESCRIBE HIM AS A

GREAT BUILDER AND A PARANOID

RULER WHO EXECUTED HIS WIFE

AND THREE SONS.

BUT MUSEUM DIRECTOR JAMES

SCHNEIDER SAYS THERE IS MORE

TO THE STORY.

IT FOCUSES MORE ON HIS

ACHIEVEMENT AS A BUILDER.

AND IT FOCUSES MORE ON HIS

CAPABILITY AS A DIPLOMAT,

BALANCING THE NEEDS OF

EMPIRE WITH THE NEEDS OF

LOCAL CULTURE.

HE IS A KING WHO'S RULING

WAS BASED ON THE COUNTRY.

THERE WAS NO UNEMPLOYMENT.

AND PEOPLE BELIEVED IN

PROSPERITY.

Reporter: KING HAROD

GOVERNED ANCIENT ISRAEL FOR

33 YEARS.

MANY OF HIS BUILDING BLOCKS

WERE MONUMENTAL STONES LIKE

THIS ONE.

SCHNEIDER SAYS DISCOVERING

HAROD'S TOMB FIVE YEARS AGO

TRIGGERED THE EXHIBIT.

THAT OPENED THE

OPPORTUNITY TO SINK ACROSS

THE WHOLE OF HIS HISTORY,

THE WHOLE OF HIS

ACHIEVEMENT.

JERUSALEM, ZEZARIAH, AND,

INCREASE, HARODIUM AT FIRST

AS A SUMMER PALACE AND THEN

AS A BURIAL SITE.

THE PEOPLE ARE GOING

PLACE TO PLACE AND TALKING

ABOUT THE PERSON, AND THEN

YOU CAN SAY EVERYTHING THAT

YOU THINK ABOUT THE KING.

THE GOOD AND THE BAD.

Reporter: THE INDICATE

RESTORATION INCLUDED PUTTING

TOGETHER WHAT WAS BELIEVED

TO BE HARROD SICOFICUS.

IT INCLUDES MO MOW MOSAICS

AND FLOORS, AND JUGS USED TO

IMPORT WINE, APPLES, AND

OTHER FOOD FROM EUROPE.

AND A V.I.P. GUEST ROOM AT

THE TOP OF HIS THEATER,

LIKELY USED TO ENTERTAIN

DIPLOMATIC GUESTS.

IT IS DECORATED WITH WINDOWS

LIKE THIS ONE, WHICH HAS

TAKEN THREE YEARS TO

CONSTRUCT.

AND THERE IS AERIAL FOOTAGE

OF HIS CONSTRUCTION SITES,

WITH 3D ANIMATION, TO SHOW

WHAT HIS COLOSSAL BUILDINGS

WOULD HAVE LOOKED LIKE.

IT IS THE MOST AMBITIOUS

ARCHEOLOGICAL EXHIBIT EVER

TAKEN BY THE MUSEUM.

IT WILL BE ON DISPLAY UNTIL

OCTOBER.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Lee: PAT, IT IS

INCREDIBLE WHY ARCHEOLOGISTS

AND HISTORIANS WERE ABLE TO

ACCOMPLISH IN ISRAEL.

Pat: IT IS AMAZING.

WHEN I WAS IN SE SEMINARY I

HAD A COURSE ON ARCHEOLOGY

ARCHEOLOGY.

AND IT NEVER HAS FOUND AN

INSTANCE, THAT I'M AWARE OF,

THAT CONTRADICTED THE

BIBLE.

WHEN THEY FINALLY GO BACK

AND FIND OUT THE REAL PROOF

OF WHAT HAPPENED, IT GO

COINCIDES WITH THE BIBLE.

WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT HARROD

IT WAS BETTER TO BE A FRIEND

THAN HIS SON BECAUSE HE

BUDGETED HIS SON.

Terry: I THINK THAT IS

ONE OF THE JOYS OF VISITING

ISRAEL, IS THAT YOU'RE

WALKING NOT JUST ON HISTORY,

BUT LITERALLY, IT IS UNDER

YOUR FEET.

THEY'RE CONSTANTLY

UNCOVERING NEW THINGS.

IT IS A FASCINATING,

FASCINATING COUNTRY.

Pat: THIS IS AN AMAZING

ACHIEVEMENT OF THE ISRAELI

PEOPLE, AND WE HOPE IT DRAWS

MANY VISITORS.

Terry: UP NEXT, WE'RE

GOING TO GIVE YOU A CRASH

COURSE IN ECONOMICS 101, AND

YOUR TEXTBOOK WILL BE THE

GREATEST ONE EVER WRITTEN.

Pat: WELL, YOU'RE

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB," AND

WE'RE GLAD YOU'RE WITH US.

FOOTBALL, PRO FOOTBALL,

LEGENDARY FOOTBALL COACH,

VINCE LOMBARDI, USED A

SIMPLE BUT COMPELLING WAY TO

STRESS THE FUNDAMENTALS OF

THE GAME.

HE CALLED HIS PLAYERS

TOGETHER, HELD UP A

FOOTBALL, AND SAID, MEN,

THIS IS A FOOTBALL.

LEE WEBB TALKED ABOUT

CHRISTIAN AUTHOR AND TEACHER

WHO BELIEVES IT IS TIME TO

DO THE SAME WITH ECONOMICS,

RETURN TO THE BASICS.

WHEN WE'RE LEFT ARGUING

ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT WE

SHOULD HAVE A MARGINAL TAX

RATE OF 45% OR 48%, AND A

CONSERVATIVE IS STUCK ON THE

45%, WE'VE HAD AN

INSUFFICIENT REFORMATION IN

OUR THINKING.

LEAR HE BELIEVES THAT

REFORMATION WILL HAPPEN ONLY

WHEN WE RETURN TO SCRIPTURE

TO SEE WHAT GOD HAS TO SAY

ABOUT ECONOMICS.

THAT'S WHY HE HAS PRODUCED

THIS VIDEO SERIES CALLED

"ECONOMICS FOR EVERYBODY."

IT IS A COMPELLING, EVEN

ENTERTAINING APPROACH TO A

TOPIC MANY FIND BORING.

Lee: HE ADMITS THAT THE

BIBLE IS NOT AN ECONOMIC

TEXTBOOK, BUT HE SAYS IT

SAYS PLENTY ABOUT THE

SUBJECT.

THE FIRST IN THE ECONOMIC

PRINCIPLES WE REALLY NEED TO

GRASP IS SIMPLY THIS: GOD

OWNS EVERYTHING.

Lee: THAT'S BECAUSE HE

CREATED EVERYTHING.

AND HE GAVE MAN THE

RESPONSIBILITY TO TAKE CARE

OF IT.

MUCH LIKE A FOREMAN DOES FOR

A LAND OWNER.

EVEN AFTER THE FALL, THE

CREATION MANDATE REMAINS IN

EFFECT: TO BE FRUITFUL,

MULTIPLY, AND TAKE DOMINION

OF THE EARTH.

HE EXPLORERS TWO VIEWS,

CHRISTIANITY AND THE EIGHTH

ATHEISTIC VIEW.

IN THE DARWINIAN VIEW,

STUFF JUST HAPPENS.

IT JUST HAPPENS.

AND THAT MEANS WEALTH JUST

APPEARS.

IF IT DOES, IT MAKES A WHOLE

LOT MORE SENSE TO SAY, LET'S

JUST DIVIDE IT.

LET'S JUST MAKE IT EQUAL.

IF, HOWEVER, HOW MUCH IS

PRODUCED IS RELATED TO HOW

MUCH I WORK, THEN ALL OF A

SUDDEN PROPERTY RIGHTS

BECOME CLEAR AND THEY'RE

CENTRAL TO SO MUCH OF WHAT

GOD HAS TO SAY ABOUT

ECONOMICS.

Lee: A CULTURE THAT

EMBRACES A CHRISTIAN WORLD

VIEW

ALSO

EMBRACES GOD'S

LAW.

HE MAINTAINS EACH OF THE 10

COMMANDMENTS HAVE

FUNDAMENTAL ECONOMIC

PRINCIPLES.

HOW ABOUT HONOR THY FATHER

AND MOTHER?

HOW IS THAT AN ECONOMIC

PRINCIPLES.

GOD SAYS IF YOU KEEP THIS

COMMANDMENT, IT WILL GO WELL

IN THE LAND.

IT RECOGNIZES THAT WEALTH IS

FAMIAL.

I HATE TO SOUND LIKE THE

PRESIDENT, BUT WE DIDN'T

BUILD THIS.

OUR FATHERS DID AND OUR

GRANDFATHERS DID AND OUR

GREAT GRANDFATHERS DID.

WE NEED TO BE GRATEFUL TO

THEM AND HONOR THEM BY

PROTECTING THOSE THINGS.

Lee: SPROLE PROVIDES

HISTORICAL EVIDENCE THAT

THOSE NATIONS WITH GOD HAVE

PROFITED.

BUT HE OBSERVATION SOME OF

THE TROUBLING TRENDS IN

AMERICA NOW.

THE UNITED STATES IS NOT

A FREE MARKET.

IT IS AN INTERVENTIONISTIC

ECONOMY THAT IS MOVING

CLOSER TO SOCIALISM FOR OVER

A CENTURY NOW.

Lee: DO YOU HOLD OUT

MUCH HOPE FOR OUR ECONOMIC

FUTURE IN THIS COUNTRY?

WE LIVE IN A COUNTRY FOR

WHICH THE STATE FORBIDDEN

FORBID ME TO HIRE A MAN

UNLESS I PROMISE TO PAY THEM

A SPECIFIC AMOUNT OF

DOLLARS.

AND WE NOW LIVE IN A COUNTRY

WHERE I CANNOT HIRE A MAN

WITHOUT PROVIDING HEALTH

INSURANCE, WHICH INCLUDES

ABORTION.

WE'RE MISSING THE FACT THAT

WE'RE THE FROG AND THE WATER

IS BOILING.

Lee: SPROLE BELIEVES IT

IS NOT ENOUGH TO THINK

CONSERVATIVELY -- WE MUST

THINK BIBLICALLY.

AND HE CAUTIONS CHRISTIANS

TO AVOID DISPAIR.

ONE WAY OF DOING THAT, HE

SAYS, IS BY RETURNING TO THE

BEGINNING, TO THE CREATION

MANDATE, AND SEE THAT OUR

WORK IS PART OF OUR

WORSHIP.

WHAT WE DO HERE AND NOW

WITH THAT MOTIVATION, I'M

FULLY PERSUADED, WILL LAST

INTO THE NEW HEAVENS AND THE

EARTH.

IF WE CAN HAVE THE

PERSPECTIVE THAT WE'RE

WORKING FOR THE KINGDOM AND

WE'RE WORKING FOR JESUS, AND

THAT OUR WORK IS A SACRIFICE

TO HIM, WE END UP RICHLY

REWARDED.

Lee: LIE LEE WEBB, CBN

NEWS.

Pat: THANK YOU, LEE.

THAT WAS FASCINATING.

HE IS QUITE A PROVOCATIVE

THINKER.

HE MUST BE GOOD, NEEDLESS TO

SAY, BECAUSE I AGREE WITH

HIM.

Terry: HE SAYS HUMBLY.

WELL, COMING UP, THE MURDER

THAT SPARKED THE CIVIL

RIGHTS MOVEMENT.

IT WAS SO BAD WE COULDN'T

HARDLY TELL WHO HE WAS.

I COULDN'T SEE HIS EAR.

WHERE IS THE EAR?

THAT'S WHEN I DISCOVERED

A HOLE ABOUT HERE, AND I

COULD SEE DAYLIGHT ON THE

OTHER SIDE.

Terry: MORE THAN 50

YEARS LATER, THE VICTIM'S

COUSIN SPEAKS OUT, AFTER

THIS.

Terry: ON A HOT

SUMMER'S NIGHT IN 1955, A

14-YEAR-OLD AFRICAN-AMERICAN

BOY WAS KIDNAPPED AND

MURDERED IN MISSISSIPPI.

HIS NAME WAS EMMETT TILL,

AND WHY WAS HE KILLED?

BECAUSE HE WHISTLED AT A

WHITE WOMAN.

HIS MURDERERS WERE NEVER

CONVICTED.

EMMETT'S YOUNGER COUSIN SAW

THE KIDNAPPING, AND AS HE

TOLD EPHRAIM GRAHAM, IT TOOK

HIM A LONG TIME TO BE ABLE

TO FORGIVE.

* AMAZING GRACE

Reporter: ISAIAH 11: 6

READS "A LITTLE CHILD WILL

LEAD THEM."

AND IN SOME WAY, THAT IS THE

STORY OF THE FIGHT AGAINST

RACISM IN AMERICA.

WE WERE NOT GOING TO TAKE

SEGREGATED BUSES ANY

LONGER.

Reporter: IT WAS A

CHILD WHO INSPIRED ROSA

PARKS WHEN SHE REFUSED TO

GIVE UP HER SEAT ON A

SEGREGATED BUS IN ALABAMA,

DECEMBER 1st, 1955.

THAT CHILD WAS EMMETT TILL.

A 14-YEAR-OLD CHICAGO BOY

WHO MADE HEADLINES ONLY FOUR

MONTHS EARLIER.

HE WAS KIDNAPPED AND

LYNCHED, WHILE VISITING

FAMILY IN MISSISSIPPI.

AT THE AGE OF 12, CAN YOU

IMAGINE GOING TO SLEEP AT

NIGHT AND WAKE UP THE NEXT

DAY AND YOUR WHOLE WORLD IS

UP SIDE DOWN.

Reporter: EMMETT WAS

VISITING HIS COUSIN, SIMEON

WRIGHT THAT NEXT SUMMER.

THEY WERE SLEEPING IN THE

SAME ROOM WHEN TWO MEN

SHOWED UP AT THE FAMILY

HOME.

THEY SAID, WE'RE LOOKING

FOR THE FAT BOY FROM

CHICAGO.

AND THEY KNEW WHO THEY WERE

LOOKING FOR.

AT THAT TIME, I WEIGHED

ABOUT 90 POUNDS, AND EMMETT

WEIGHED ABOUT 140.

Reporter: THEY WERE

J.W. MYLOM AND RAY BRYANT.

THEY OWNED THE STORE WHERE

EMMETT AND HIS COUSIN WENT

TO BUY CANDY A FEW DAYS

AGO.

EMMETT AND I BOUGHT CANDY

IN THE CAR.

AND MRS. BRYANT CAME UP

BEHIND IN THE CAR AND EMMETT

WHISTLED AT HER.

Reporter: IT WAS A JOKE

TO THE 14-YEAR-OLD IN

CHICAGO, WHO WAS ALWAYS

TRYING TO MAKE HIS COUSINS

LAUGH.

HE DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THE

UNSPOKEN RULES OF THE

SEGREGATED SOUTH.

COLOR DIDN'T MEAN

ANYTHING TO HIM.

WE ARE ALL THE SAME.

SO HE GREW UP LIKE THAT.

Reporter: EMMETT'S

FAMILY CALLED HIM BOBO.

SIMEON DESCRIBES THAT DAY AS

THE LONGEST DAY OF HIS LIFE,

AND THE FIRST DAY THERE WAS

NO LAUGHTER IN HIS CHILDHOOD

HOME.

EMMETT'S BODY WAS FOUND

THREE DAYS LATER IN THE

TALLAHASSEE RIVER.

IT WAS TIED TO A COTTON

GIN.

WE COULDN'T HARDLY TELL

WHO HE WAS.

BUT HE HAPPENED TO HAVE A

RING WITH HIS INITIALS ON.

Reporter: EMMETT'S

FATHER IDENTIFIED THE BODY

BEFORE HIS BODY WAS SENT TO

HIS MOTHER IN CHICAGO.

I DIDN'T SEE HIS EAR.

WHERE IS HIS EAR.

THAT'S WHEN I DISCOVERED A

HOLE, ABOUT HERE, AND I

COULD SEE DAYLIGHT ON THE

OTHER SIDE.

Reporter: SHE WANTED

THE WORLD TO SEE HER SON.

SHE LEFT HIS CASKET OPEN.

EVEN

MORE WOULD SEE HIS FACE

ON THE COVER OF JET

MAGAZINE, WHERE 12-YEAR-OLD

SIMEON SAW IT FOR THE FIRST

TIME.

AT 12, I KNOW I DIDN'T

UNDERSTAND AT ALL, BUT I

UNDERSTOOD WHAT I SAW.

I SAW THE INJUSTICE THAT

TOOK PLACE, AND IT AFFECTED

ME.

Reporter: IT HAS TAKEN

MORE THAN 50 YEARS FOR HIM

TO TALK ABOUT HIS COUSIN'S

DEATH.

HE SHARES HIS PAIN IN THE

BOOK "SIMEON'S STORY, THE

VERY FIRST EYE WITNESS

ACCOUNT OF EMMETT'S

KIDNAPPING."

I SAW FOR THE FIRST TIME

THE EVIL.

Reporter: THE ALL-WHITE

JURY FOUND THEM NOT GUILTY

IN THE MURDER TRIAL, AND

THERE WAS NEVER A TRIAL FOR

THE KIDNAPPING.

I WAS ANGRY, YES, BECAUSE

OF WHAT HAPPENED.

BECAUSE THE JUSTICE SYSTEM

IN MISSISSIPPI FAILED US.

OUR NEIGHBORS FAILED US.

LEAVING THAT TRIAL, LOOKING

BACK AT THE WHITE POPULATION

REJOICING BECAUSE THESE MEN

WAS ACQUITTED, I HAD THE

THOUGHT IN MY HEAD, WE HAD

NO ONE TO HELP US.

Reporter: DID YOU HATE

THOSE WHITE MEN?

I DON'T THINK I KNEW HOW

TO HATE, BUT I WANTED

REVENGE.

Reporter: SIMEON AND

HIS FAMILY MOVED FROM

MISSISSIPPI TO CHICAGO, NOT

LONG AFTER THE TRIAL, BUT

THE DISTANCE COULD NOT ERASE

HIS ANGER.

IF I WAS PROVOKED, WE

TRIED TO GET EVEN.

I REMEMBER ONE CASE, THERE

WAS A YOUNG LADY IN MY

CLASSROOM.

AND SHE WAS FROM ALABAMA.

SHE DID SOMETHING.

NOTHING SERIOUS, AND I THINK

I SLAPPED HER.

Reporter: HE TURNED TO

ALCOHOL EARLY IN HIS

ADULTHOOD, UNTIL SOMETHING

UNEXPECTED HAPPENED ONE

NIGHT AT A CHICAGO BAR.

AT AGE 22, GOD FOREGAVE

ME OF MY SINS.

THAT'S WHAT CHANGED ME,

REALLY.

I WAS SITTING IN THIS

TAVERN, AND I HEARD THE

VOICE OF THE LORD.

AND HE SAID, IF YOU DIE,

YOU'RE GOING TO HELL.

I'LL TELL YOU, MY LIFE

WASN'T THE SAME AGAIN.

Reporter: THAT VOICE

INSPIRED HIM TO FORGIVE THE

MEN RESPONSIBLE FOR THE

DEATH OF HIS COUSIN.

NEEDLESS TO SAY, THE

DEATH OF BOBO, AND THE

ACQUITTAL OF HIS MURDERERS

LEFT A HOLE IN MY HEART.

Reporter: HOW DID YOU

LEARN TO FORGIVE THEM?

FORGIVENESS IS SOMETHING

THAT IS NOT EASY.

JUST BECAUSE I SAID THAT, IT

WASN'T AN EASY PROCESS.

IT IS A PROCESS THAT YOU

HAVE TO -- IT IS AN ACT OF

YOUR WILL.

YOU HAVE TO DO IT AND THEN

FIGHT THROUGH IT.

AND THEN THE DELIVERANCE

COMES.

Reporter: AT 67, SIMEON

SAYS HE HAS ALSO FORGIVEN

CAROLYN BRYANT, THE WOMAN

WHO TESTIFIED EMMETT DID

MORE THAN JUST WHISTLE.

SHE IS EMMETT'S ONLY

SURVIVING ACCUSER.

I FEEL IF I MET HER, SHE

PROBABLY CAN REPENT OF WHAT

SHE DID.

I THINK SHE WANTS TO, BUT

SHE PROBABLY DOESN'T KNOW

HOW.

Reporter: SIMEON SAYS

HE WOULD LIKE TO MEET HER

AND SHOW HER HOW.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Terry: YOU CAN WATCH

MORE STORIES ABOUT CIVIL

RIGHTS AND BLACK HISTORY BY

GOING TO OUR SPECIAL PAGE ON

OUR WEBSITE AT CBN.COM.

PAT?

Pat: YOU KNOW, IT IS

HARD TO DESCRIBE

HELPLESSNESS.

WHEN YOU'RE IN A SOCIETY

SURROUNDED BY OPPRESSION,

AND THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN

DO ABOUT IT.

AND THAT'S THE WAY THE BLACK

PEOPLE WERE IN THE SOUTH AT

THAT TIME.

AND IT WAS JUST

HEART-WRENCHING.

AND THEIR AGONY IS

UNDERSTOOD.

AND WE'RE GLAD WE CAN

CELEBRATE WITH THEM.

THE THING IS THAT SO MANY OF

THEM ARE SO GRACIOUS AND SO

FORGIVING INSTEAD OF HOLDING

DEEP-SEATED A AN

ANIMOSITY.

THAT'S A GREAT TESTIMONY OF

FORGIVENESS AND LOVE AND THE

TRIUMPH OF FORGIVENESS OVER

HATRED AND BITTERNESS.

WELL, STILL AHEAD, WE'VE GOT

ANSWERS TO YOUR DEEPEST

SPIRITUAL QUESTIONS.

RICHARD SAYS, QUOTE,"I'VE

HEARD SOME SAY ONCE SAVED,

ALWAYS SAVED.

IF THE CHRISTIAN REFUSES TO

REJECT THE GOSPEL, WILL THEY

GO TO HEAVEN?"

WE'LL TAKE THAT ONE UP RIGHT

AFTER THE BREAK.

Reporter: WELCOME BACK

TO WASHINGTON FOR THIS CBN

NEWS BREAK.

RADICAL ISLAMISTS ARE

STEPPING UP ATTACKS AGAINST

CHRISTIANS IN THE EAST

AFRICAN NATION OF TANZANIA.

MIA SHAY WRITES ON NATIONAL

REVIEW ON LINE THAT TWO

CHRISTIAN LEADERS HAVE BEEN

KILLED THIS MONTH.

A GROUP CALLING ITSELF

MUSLIM RENEWAL TOOK

RESPONSIBILITY FOR KILLING A

CATHOLIC PREACH INSIDE HIS

CHURCH JUST BEFORE MASS.

THE GROUP REPORTEDLY HAS

TIES TO THE TERRORIST GROUP

al-SHABAB IN SOMALIA.

THEY HAVE PROMISED TO KILL

MORE, QUOTE,"INFIDELS," AND

MORE AT EASTER TIME.

WORLD COMPASSION MINISTRY IS

ISSUING AN URGENT CALL FOR

PRAYER FOR THE RELEASE OF AN

IMPRISONED IRAQI PASTOR.

THE IRAQI GOVERNMENT

ARRESTED A MAN KNOWN AS

PASTOR JAMAL BACK IN 2011

FOR HIS FAITH.

HE IS SUFFERING SERIOUS

MEDICAL PROBLEMS, AND THE

PRISON HE IS IN DOES NOT

HAVE THE EQUIPMENT TO TREAT

HIM.

HE IS KNOWN FOR TRAVELLING

TO COUNTRIES THAT ARE

HOSTILE TO THE GOSPEL.

WELL, YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

GOING TO OUR WEBSITE AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

PAT AND TERRY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Terry: WELL, WELCOME

BACK.

WE WANT TO TAKE SOME TIME

RIGHT NOW TO ANSWER E-MAIL

QUESTIONS YOU'VE SENT IN.

THE FIRST ONE IS FROM

RICHARD, WHO SAYS, "I'VE

HEARD SOMEONE SAY ONCE

SAVED, ALWAYS SAVED.

I CAN'T WRAP MY MIND AROUND

THIS.

IF A CHRISTIAN CHOOSES TO

REJECT THE GOSPEL, ARE THEY

STILL CONSIDERED A CHRISTIAN

IN GOD'S EYES?

WILL THEY GO TO HEAVEN?"

Pat: RICHARD, YOU'RE

DEALING WITH SOMETHING THAT

IS VERY IMPORTANT.

I THINK THE BIBLE TEACHES WE

SHOULD FEAR DEFAULT.

WE SHOULD WALK WITH GODLY

REFE REFERENCE AND NOT

PRESUME ON THE LORD.

I THINK THESE PEOPLE WHO

SAY, OKAY, I'M IN.

I WALKED THE AISLE IN

CHURCH, I SHOOK A PREACHER'S

HAND, AND I SAID YES TO

JESUS, AND I CAN DO ANYTHING

I WANT TO AND I'M GOING TO

HEAVEN.

THAT DOESN'T COMPORT WITH

THE BIBLE.

THE BIBLE SAYS, HOW CAN THEY

REPENT WHO HAVE COUNTED THE

BLOOD OF CHRIST A COMMON

THING AND TRAMPLED ANOTHER

FOOT.

THAT'S WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS,

BUT THE BIBLE ALSO SAYS,

"BUT I'M PERSUADED OF BETTER

THINGS THAN YOU."

THERE IS NOTHING IN THE

BIBLE THAT SAYS PEOPLE ARE

GOING TO LOSE THEIR

SALVATION BECAUSE THEY SAID

YOU'RE GOING TO LIVE

DIFFERENTLY AND I'M

PERSUADED YOU'RE GOING TO DO

BETTER.

MY COUNSEL TO PEOPLE IS FEAR

TO FALL.

JUST BECAUSE YOU KNOW HOW TO

RIDE A BICYCLE DOESN'T MEAN

YOU SHOULD GO DOWN AN

OBSTACLE COURSE AND DO ALL

KINDS OF NUTTY THINGS ON IT

BECAUSE YOU CAN GET HURT.

IT WILL STAY UP AS LONG AS

YOU'RE PEDALLING

APPROPRIATELY.

Terry: AND I THINK

SOMETIMES, TOO, IN OUR

CULTURE, WE THINK IF THE

PERSON SAYS THE BRIEF

PRAYER, THAT THIS

CONSTITUTES SALVATION.

BUT THE BIBLE SAYS OUR LIVES

ARE TO LOOK DIFFERENT.

SO THERE IS A PROCESS TO

THAT.

Pat: AND IF YOU LOVE

ME, YOU'LL KEEP MY

COMMANDMENTS.

IT'S LIKE A PERSON GETS

MARRIED, AND THEN THE MAN

SAYS TO HIS WIFE, NOW WE'RE

MARRIED, HOW MANY TIMES CAN

I COMMIT ADULTERY BEFORE YOU

WALK OUT ON ME.

YOU DON'T THINK THAT WAY.

YOU SAY, WE'RE GOING TO BE

TOGETHER FOREVER, AND OURS

IS A UNION BLESSED BY GOD.

I'M GOING TO DO EVERYTHING I

CAN TO BE A FAITHFUL HUSBAND

TO YOU.

THAT'S THE WAY WE SHOULD BE

WITH THE LORD.

I WANT TO BE FAITHFUL TO YOU

AND I WANT TO OBSERVE YOUR

COMMANDMENTS.

NOT CAN I WORK ON SOME

DOCTRINE THAT SAYS I'M IN,

AND NOW I'LL DO WHAT I

PLEASE.

IT JUST ISN'T BIBLICAL.

Terry: THIS IS A VIEWER

WHO SAYS, "PAT, I COME FROM

A FAMILY OF BUDDHISTS.

IN MY HEART, I NEVER

BELIEVED THE REGION OF MY

FAMILY.

WHEN I WAS YOUNG, I SAW YOU

ON "700 CLUB" TALKING ABOUT

GOD AND I FELT A

CONNECTION.

MY BODY JUST FELT FILLED AND

HAPPY.

I WATCH YOUR PROGRAM OFTEN,

BUT HOW DO I TRULY BECOME A

CHRISTIAN.

I WANT TO LEARN MORE, BUT I

AM LOST BECAUSE I'M

SURROUNDED BY BUDDHISM."

Pat: OPEN YOUR HEART TO

THE LORD.

YOU OPEN YOUR HEART AND ASK

JESUS TO COME IN AND TAKE

OVER YOUR LIFE.

I DON'T -- I BETTER NOT GO

INTO ALL OF WHAT BUDDHISTS

BELIEVE, BUT THE WHOLE

CONCEPT OF GETTING TO

NIRVANA IS AN ABSENCE OF

CONSCIOUSNESS, AND ABSENCE

OF DESIRE.

AND THE LORD SAYS THAT I

HAVE COME THAT YOU MIGHT

HAVE LIFE AND HAVE IT MORE

ABUNDANTLY.

GOD GIVES LIFE TO US.

THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION ISN'T

TO LOSE DESIRE, BUT TO

DESIRE GOD AND TO COME TO

HIM.

HOW DO YOU DO IT?

YOU COME TO THE LORD, AND

GET A COPY OF THE BIBLE.

READ THE GOSPEL OF JOHN.

SEE THOSE PRECIOUS PROMISES,

AND BEGIN TO LIVE OUT WHAT

YOU READ THERE, REGARDLESS

OF WHOARE SURROUNDED BY.

Terry: MAUREEN

SAYS, "WHEN YOU PRAY FOR

WORDS OF KNOWLEDGE, HOW DOES

GOD SHOW YOU THE AILMENT?

DO SHE SHOW YODOES HE SHOW

YOU A PICTURE IN YOUR MIND?

AND HOW DID YOU GET THIS

GIFT?"

Pat: I PRAYED A LONG

TIME TO GET CLOSER TO THE

LORD.

THERE WERE TIMES OF PRAYER,

FASTING, SEEKING GOD.

BUT THE LORD, AT LEAST THE

APOSTLE PAUL SAYS, EARNESTLY

DESIRE THE BETTER GIFTS,

ESPECIALLY THAT YOU

PROPHECY.

EARNESTLY DESIRE.

IN TERMS OF THE BAPTISM OF

THE HOLY SPIRIT, THERE ARE A

NUMBER OF MANIFESTATIONS,

AND THE WORD OF KNOWLEDGE IS

ONE OF THEM.

WHERE GOD TELLS YOU

SOMETHING IS NOT OBSERVABLE

TO YOUR SENSES.

IT CAN BE THROUGH A PHYSICAL

MANIFESTATION.

IT CAN BE THROUGH A VISION.

IT CAN BE THROUGH A WORD.

WITH ME, IT IS SOMETHING IN

MY INNER BEING SAYING IT.

TERRY, IS THAT WHAT YOU DO?

Terry: IT VARIES FROM

TIME TO TIME.

MANY TIMES WHEN WE PRAY, GOD

WILL GIVE YOU THE NAME OF

SOMEONE ASKING FOR

SOMETHING.

AND DON'T YOU HAVE A FEELING

SOMETIMES AS YOU'RE

SPEAKING, THAT AS GOD IS

DOING A PARTICULAR TYPE OF

HEALING, IT IS NOT FOR ONE

PERSON, BUT FOR MANY

PEOPLE.

Pat: JUST LIKE THE

BIBLE ITSELF, IT IS FOR

EVERYBODY.

Terry: I LIKE THE

SCRIPTURE THAT YOU TALK

ABOUT, WHERE THROUGH

EXERCISE AND USE, YOU GROW.

Pat: YOU GROW IN

KNOWLEDGE.

HOW DO YOU GET IT?

ASK HIM AND YOU'LL RECEIVE.

Terry: EDWARD SAYS,

"THERE ARE SO MANY VERSIONS

OF THE BIBLE.

I'M A NEW CHRISTIAN.

WHAT VERSION WOULD BE AN

ACCURATE TRANSLATION, AND

YET STILL ALLOW ME TO

UNDERSTAND GOD'S WORD?"

Pat: I'M USING, THESE

DAYS, THE NEW VERSION.

IT IS AN EVANGELICAL

TRANSLATION THAT BRINGS

TOGETHER THE BEST IN

BIBLICAL SCHOLARSHIP AND

TEXTURAL LEADERSHIP.

THE AMERICAN STANDARD IS

VERY CLOSE.

IT IS A LITTLE AWKWARD, BUT

IT'S GOOD.

IF YOU WANT SOMETHING THAT

IS EASY READING, THE LIVING

BIBLE.

BUT THAT ISN'T WORD FOR WORD

ACCURATE.

IT IS A PARAPHRASE.

Terry: SHASHANA

SAYS, "IS IT BIBLICALLY

CORRECT TO REMARRY AN EX

HUSBAND AFTER YOU'VE BEEN

DIVORCED.

I'M IN ANGUISH OVER THIS.

I LOVE MY HUSBAND.

SHOULD WE TRY TO RECONCILE

OR WOULD THIS BE AGAINST

GOD'S WORD?"

Pat: THE OLD TESTAMENT

TALKED ABOUT A MAN WHO

WOULDN'T GO BACK TO HIS WIFE

BECAUSE HE HUMILIATED HER.

BUT IN THE NEW TESTAMENT, IT

TALKS ABOUT LOVE.

IF THE SPOUSE IS NOT A

CHRISTIAN, I DON'T THINK YOU

SHOULD BE DESIRING SOMETHING

LIKE THAT.

BUT I DON'T SEE ANYTHING

WRONG IF YOU'VE GOT DEEP

LOVE IN YOUR HEART FOR YOUR

FORMER SPOUSE, AND YOUR

FORMER SPOUSE HAS LOVE FOR

GOD, I THINK THAT WOULD BE

OKAY.

IN THE OLD TESTAMENT, IT

SAYS -- THE MEN COULD

DIVORCE YOUR WIVES.

AND ONCE YOU HAVE DONE IT

AND YOU REMARRIED HER, YOU

HUMILIATED HER.

THAT'S WHAT IT SAID.

BUT IN THE NEW TESTAMENT,

HEY, GO FOR IT.

Terry: IN PARTS OF

CHINA, MEDICAL CARE IS A

LUXURY THAT MANY, MANY

PEOPLE CAN'T AFFORD.

ONE LITTLE GIRL THERE SPENT

THREE YEARS WITH A BROKEN

LEG UNTIL A CBN MEDICAL

CLINIC FINALLY ARRIVED IN

HER VILLAGE.

Reporter: 11-YEAR-OLD

LONCHI TRIPPED AND FELL AND

INSTANTLY KNEW SOMETHING WAS

BROKEN.

MY LEG WAS IN SO MUCH

PAIN.

MY HEART STARTED TO BEAT

VERY FAST.

Reporter: LONCHI'S

MOTHER TOOK HER DAUGHTER TO

THE HOSPITAL, WHERE HER KNEE

CONTINUED TO SWELL.

X-RAYS SHOWED HER LEG WAS

BROKEN.

THE DOCTOR SAID SHE NEEDED

SURGERY.

Reporter: LONCHI'S

PARENTS HAD TO MOVE TO THE

CITY TO FIND WORK TO SAVE

FOR THE OPERATION.

THE GIRL'S GRANDMOTHER TOOK

CARE OF HER WHILE HER

PARENTS WERE AWAY.

EVENTUALLY, LONCHI WAS ABLE

TO SPEND TIME OUTDOORS WITH

THE HELP OF A WOODEN CRUTCH

HER GRANDFATHER MADE FOR

HER.

THREE YEARS PASSED, AND

LONCHI'S PARENTS HAD ONLY

BEEN ABLE TO SAVE PART OF

THE MONEY NEEDED FOR THE

SURGERY.

MY LEG STILL HURTS ALL OF

THE TIME.

I WAS AFRAID THAT IT WOULD

NEVER GET WELL.

Reporter: THAT'S WHEN

DR. WONG FROM CBN SAW LONCHI

LIMPING AROUND THE VILLAGE

ON HER CRUTCH.

WE WERE THERE DOING A CBN

MEDICAL CLINIC.

AND WHEN I EXAMINED LONCHI'S

LEG, I WAS SURE IT COULD

STILL BE RESTORED.

Reporter: CBN ARRANGED

FOR LONCHI TO HAVE SURGERY

AT A NEARBY CITY HOSPITAL,

AND JUST AS DR. WARREN

PREDICTED, THE OPERATION WAS

A COMPLETE SUCCESS.

TODAY LONCHI HAS THROWN AWAY

HER CRUTCH, RETURNED TO

SCHOOL, AND EVEN SEEN HER

PARENTS MOVE BACK HOME.

THE PEOPLE FROM CBN ARE

SO KIND.

NOW MY DAUGHTER WILL NOT

HAVE TO SUFFER FOR THE REST

OF HER LIFE.

MY LEG IS COMPLETELY

BETTER, AND I CAN WALK.

I'M SO HAPPY.

THANK YOU, CBN.

Terry: CBN PARTNERS,

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BACK AFTER THIS.

Pat: WELL, WELCOME

BACK.

FANS OF THE SPORT WHEELCHAIR

RUGBY KNOW THAT THE SAME

RULES -- IT GOES BY A

DIFFERENT NAME.

IT'S CALLED "MURDER BALL,"

AND AS YOU CAN GUESS, IT IS

AN AGGRESSIVE, FULL-CONTACT

SPORT.

ONE THAT BILL RENJI STARTED

PLAYING SHORTLY AFTER THE

WORST DAY OF HIS LIFE.

WATCH THIS.

YOU BELIEVE THE LIE THAT

YOU'RE NEVER GOING TO GET

CAUGHT.

YOU MAKE ONE COMPROMISE

WHICH LEADS TO ANOTHER

COMPROMISE, AND THE NEXT

THING YOU KNOW, YOU'RE SEE

FAR DOWN THE ROAD YOU DON'T

KNOW HOW TO FIND YOUR WAY

BACK.

Reporter: BILL RINJI

WAS A TYPICAL TEENAGER, JUST

TRYING TO FIT IN WITH THE

RIGHT CROWD.

LIKE A LOT OF KIDS, I

STARTED CARING MORE ABOUT

WHAT MY FRIENDS THOUGHT

ABOUT ME.

AND I STARTED LISTENING MORE

TO MY FRIENDS THAN I DID MY

PARENTS.

Reporter: BUT THE CROWD

HE CHOSE LED HIM IN THE

WRONG DIRECTION.

UNFORTUNATELY, I WAS A

FOLLOWER AND NOT A LEADER.

WE STARTED GETTING INTO

PARTYING AND DRINKING AND

DRUG EXPERIMENTATION.

Reporter: BY THE TIME

BILL WAS A SENIOR IN HIGH

SCHOOL, HE WAS A FULL-BLOWN

ADDICT.

I WENT FROM SMOKING

MARIJUANA IN MY EIGHTH GRADE

AND FRESHMAN YEAR IN HIGH

SCHOOL, TO THE TIME I WAS A

SENIOR, BEING INVOLVED IN

HARDER CORE DRUGS, COCAINE

AND CRACK COCAINE AND

SELLING DRUGS TO SUPPORT MY

OWN HABIT.

Reporter: TWO WEEKS

AFTER HIS GRADUATION, BILL

WENT WITH A FRIEND TO A

WELL-KNOWN DRUG HOUSE.

DRIVE THROUGH AND GET

YOUR DRUGS AND BE ON YOUR

WAY.

WE PULLED IN AND THIS TIME

IT WAS CLEAR THAT SOMETHING

WAS WRONG.

THERE WAS A DRUG BUST UNDER

WAY.

THERE WAS PLAIN-CLOTHED,

UNDERCOVER POLICE OFFICERS

RUNNING AROUND.

THERE WERE SUSPECTS LAYING

FACEDOWN WITH THEIR HANDS

BEHIND THEIR HEAD.

THIS PLAIN-CLOTHED,

UNDERCOVER POLICE OFFICER

KIM U CAME UP TO THE CAR

AND IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS

TOLD ME TO GET OUT OF THE

CAR.

Reporter: BUT WHEN BILL

EXPLORED THE ACCELERATOR AND

STARTED TO PULL AWAY, IT

CAUSED THE POLICE OFFICER'S

GUN TO FIRE.

I KNEW I COULDN'T FEEL

ANYTHING FROM THE CHEST

DOWN.

I KNEW ENOUGH TO CRY OUT TO

GOD.

EVEN THOUGH I DIDN'T HAVE A

RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM, I

REMEMBER SAYING, PLEASE,

GOD, DON'T LET ME GO OUT

LIKE THIS.

I DON'T WANT THIS TO BE THE

LAST MEMORY FOR MY MOTHER

AND FATHER AND BROTHERS.

Reporter: HIS SPINAL

CORD WAS SEVERED.

IT INSTANTLY RENDERED HIM A

PAR ELASTIC.

PARAPLEGIC.

THERE WERE NO MORE LIES

TO BE TOLD.

I HAD TO CONFRONT MY PARENTS

AND TELL THEM, AND LOOK AT

MY BROTHERS.

IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT.

Reporter: THE

CONSEQUENSES OF BILL'S

DECISIONS CHANGED THE COURSE

OF HIS LIFE FOREVER.

NOBODY GROWS UP AND SAYS,

HEY, I WANT TO BE IN A

WHEELCHAIR.

I WANT TO BE A QUADRIPLEGIC

OR PARAPLEGIC.

YOU HAVE TO ACCEPT WHAT

HAPPENED TO YOU.

AND YOU GO THROUGH DENIAL,

AND YOU HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF

YOUR PITY PARTY.

IT WAS A LONG, LONG

PROCESS.

I WENT THROUGH FOUR MONTHS

OF VERY GRUELING IN-PATIENT

REHABILITATION, AND THEN

ABOUT A YEAR'S WORTH OF

OUT-PATIENT REHABILITATION.

I PUT MYSELF IN THAT

POSITION.

I DIDN'T HAVE ANYBODY ELSE

TO BLAME BY MYSELF.

Reporter: ONE DAY BILL

SAW A FLIER THAT PEAKED HIS

INTEREST.

IT WAS AN ADVERTISEMENT FOR

A WHEELCHAIR RUGBY TEAM.

AT THE TIME, I COULDN'T

EVEN PUSH A WHEELCHAIR

ACROSS THE FLOOR IN THE

CAFETERIA AT REHAB.

SO I DIDN'T KNOW IF I EVER

WOULD BE ABLE TO COMPETE IN

THAT.

BUT THIS WAS SOMETHING I

WANTED TO GIVE A SHOT TO.

I WAS TWO YEARS POST-INJURY

AND HAD GOTTEN INVOLVED IN

RUGBY AND WASN'T VERY GOOD

AT FIRST.

Reporter: AT FIRST,

BILL WAS ON THE BENCH.

14th ON THE DEPTH CHART

OUT OF 15 GUYS.

BUT HE MADE NEW FRIENDS, ONE

OF WHOM WAS A CHRISTIAN.

HE WASN'T GOING OUT TO

BARS AND PARTIES, AND HE

WASN'T CHASING GIRLS AROUND,

AND YET HE HAD MORE PEACE IN

HIM THAN ANY OF THE GUYS

THAT DID.

HE JUST SHARED THE LORD WITH

ME.

HE TOLD ME WHAT CHRIST HAD

DONE FOR HIM.

THAT WAS A VERY IMPORTANT

SEED THAT WAS PLANTED IN MY

HEART.

Reporter: A FEW YEARS

LATER, BILL GOT TOGETHER

WITH AN OLD FRIEND WHO HAD

BECOME A CHRISTIAN IN

PRISON.

HE INVITED BILL TO CHURCH.

I HAD NOT ACCEPTED GOD AS

MY LORD AND SAVIOR AND ASKED

FOR COMPLETE FORGIVENESS OF

MY SINS.

THAT WAS AN EYE-OPENING

MOMENT.

RIGHT THERE IN MY SEAT,

WHERE I WAS, AND ACCEPTED

CHRIST AS MY LORD AND

SAVIOR.

INSTANTLY THERE WAS THIS

PEACE THAT CAME INTO MY

HEART.

I KNEW I WAS DIFFERENT.

I KNEW I WAS REDEEMED.

I KNEW I WAS A CHANGED

BEING.

AND IT WAS THEN THAT I KNEW,

OKAY, THIS IS WHAT A

RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST,

WITH GOD, FEELS LIKE.

HE IS NOT SOME DISTANT

BEING.

HE IS NOT SOMEBODY WHO IS

JUST THERE.

BUT HE IS REAL.

AND HE IS A LIVING GOD.

Reporter: BILL WENT ON

TO EARN A BACHELOR'S AND

MASTER'S DEGREE.

AND WHEN WITH A NEWFOUND

DISCIPLINE AND

DETERMINATION, HE STARTED TO

EXCEL IN RUGBY.

BY THE TIME I WAS IN MY

THIRD, FOURTH, AND FIFTH

YEARS, I WAS NOT ONLY

STARTING, BUT I WAS WINNING

AWARDS AT THE VARIOUS

TOURNAMENTS.

Reporter: BILL

EVENTUALLY MADE THE NATIONAL

QUAD RUGBY TEAM.

AND HE WENT ON TO COMPETE IN

THE OLYMPICS GAMES.

AND THE 2000 SYDNEY

PARALYMPIC GAMES.

BOTH TIMES TEAM U.S.A.

BROUGHT HOME THE GOLD.

THAT WAS VALIDATION FOR

ME.

SOMEBODY WHO WASN'T ABLE TO

GET OUT OF BED AND PUSH HIS

WHEELCHAIR WAS NOW ABLE TO

COMPETE FOR OUR COUNTRY.

WHEN YOU SEE YOUR FAMILY

CHEERING FOR YOU AND REALIZE

GOD IS AT WORK AND WHAT HE

IS DOING IN MY LIFE.

Reporter: TODAY BILL IS

MARRIED AND HAS THREE

CHILDREN, AND HE IS ALSO AN

INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER AND

MINISTERS TO TEENS AROUND

THE COUNTRY THROUGH THE

FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN

ATHLETES.

GOING BACK TO THE FIRST

FEW DAYS AND WEEKS AFTER MY

INJURIES, IF YOU WOULD HAVE

PLAYED A D.V.D. FOR ME AND

SAID THIS IS WHAT YOUR LIFE

WAS GOING TO BE LIKE FOR THE

NEXT 24 YEARS, I NEVER WOULD

HAVE BELIEVED IT.

I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD HAVE

A DATE AGAIN, LET ALONE HAVE

THIS TERRIFIC WOMAN GOD HAS

GIVEN ME.

AND I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD

BE ABLE TO HAVE KIDS.

AND TO HAVE THREE WONDERFUL

CHILDREN IS SUCH A

BLESSING.

Reporter: AND BILL HAS

ALSO WRITTEN A BOOK CALLED

"A CHOSEN BULLET," TO SHARE

WITH OTHERS ABOUT HIS

ACCIDENT, HI ADVENTURES IN

RUGBY, AND HIS RELATIONSHIP

WITH CHRIST.

THE MESSAGE OF MY

TESTIMONY IS SIMPLY THAT GOD

USED A CHOSEN BULLET TO

REDIRECT MY PATH FROM ONE

THAT WAS GOING DOWN THE ROAD

OF TRAGEDY, AND PROBABLY

ULTIMATELY TO DEATH AND

DESTRUCTION, TO A ROAD OF

TRIUMPH AND REDEMPTIONS, AND

REALLY A LIFE THAT FAR

SURPASSES ANYTHING I COULD

EVER IMAGINE.

Pat: ISN'T IT AMAZING

WHAT GOD CAN DO?

GOD CAN TAKE DISPAIR, LIFT

YOU UP.

SOME OF YOU, I'M SURE, FEEL

SORRY FOR YOURSELVES.

BUT HOW ABOUT A

QUADRIPLEGIC.

AS I RECALL BISHOP JAKES

SAYING YOU FEEL SORRY YOU

DON'T HAVE SHOES UNTIL YOU

RUN INTO SOMEBODY WHO

DOESN'T HAVE FEET.

GOD HAS BLESSED US ALL.

AND HE WILL TAKE WHATEVER

SORROW YOU HAVE AND WHATEVER

DISPAIR, AND HE'LL MAKE

SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL OUT OF

IT.

WHAT BILL IS SAYING IS HOPE

IN THE LORD.

I SAY THAT TO YOU, HOPE IN

THE LORD.

DON'T BE BITTER.

DON'T BE DISCOURAGED.

DON'T QUIT.

AND OUT OF THAT STRUGGLE,

GOD WILL MAKE SOMETHING

BEAUTIFUL OUT OF YOUR LIFE.

BUT IT'S GOT TO START WITH

YOU SURRENDERING TO THE

LORD.

UP TO THAT POINT, YOU'RE

JUST A HURT PERSON WHO IS

OFF TO THE SIDE OF THE

ROAD.

BUT IF YOU WANT TO BE A

TRANSFORMING AGENT, LET THE

LORD COME AND TRANSFORM

YOU.

AND WHATEVER YOUR PROBLEM

IS, I WANT YOU TO BRING IT

TO THE LORD RIGHT NOW.

AND I WANT YOU TO PRAY WITH

ME, WHEREVER YOU ARE.

PRAY THESE WORDS.

DO IT.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT, PRAY

WITH ME.

JESUS, YOU KNOW ME, LORD.

YOU KNOW THE STRUGGLE.

YOU KNOW THE PAIN.

YOU KNOW THE DISPAIR.

BUT, LORD, I BELIEVE THAT

YOU ARE GOD ALMIGHTY, AND

THERE IS NOTHING IMPOSSIBLE

WITH YOU.

AND SO AT THIS MOMENT I TAKE

WHAT'S LEFT OF MY LIFE,

WHATEVER IT IS, AND I LAY IT

ON THE ALTER.

AND I SAY, LORD, MAKE

SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL OUT OF

MY LIFE.

I GIVE IT TO YOU.

FROM THIS MOMENT ON, I'M

YOURS.

THANK YOU, LORD.

IN JESUS' NAME.

THANK YOU.

NOW, IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME

JUST THEN, I WANT YOU TO DO

SOMETHING.

I WANT YOU TO GO TO YOUR

TELEPHONE, AND I WANT YOU TO

TELL SOMEBODY ON THE PHONE.

WE'VE GOT SOME WONDERFUL

FOLKS ON THESE PHONES. THEY

LOVE GOD.

THEY'VE ALL MADE THE

DECISION TO SERVE JESUS.

AND THEY LOVE HEARING FROM

YOU.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME JUST

THEN, I'VE GOT THIS TO START

YOU WITH.

IT'S CALLED A NEW DAY.

IT IS A D.V.D. -- EXCUSE ME,

A C.D.

A COMPACT DISC IN HERE.

73 MINUTES.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT JUST

HAPPENED TO YOU.

YOU JUST PRAYED WITH ME.

IT WILL GIVE YOU HOPE AND

JOY AND BLESSING.

SO CALL RIGHT NOW.

THIS IS A BLESSING FOR YOU.

SAY, I PRAYED WITH PAT.

I GAVE MY HEART TO THE

LORD.

AND PLEASE SEND ME "A NEW

DAY."

THE TELEPHONE NUMBER IS

TOLL-FREE.

1-800-759-0700.

1-800-759-0700.

THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE

FOR THIS PROGRAM.

TOMORROW, MEET THE

REPUBLICAN'S RISING STAR,

TEXAS SENATOR TED CRUZ.

TODAY WE LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS FROM JESUS IN

MATTHEW: "IF YOU HAVE FAITH

AS A MUSTARD SEED, NOTHING

WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR

YOU."

WE'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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