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The 700 Club - March 7, 2013

Baseball star Ben Zobrist shares about the pressures of a life lived in the spotlight. Plus, find out Tammie's secret to overcoming the emotional burden of abuse in her past. Read Transcript


Lee: COMING UP, AUTHOR

JOEL ROSENBERG DELIVERS THE

EPIC CONCLUSION TO A TRILOGY

RICH FROM THE HEADLINES.

PLUS...

[YELLING]

Lee: ALL-STAR UTILITY

MAN BEN ZUPRUS ON THE

PRESSURES THAT COME

FROM

PLAYING ON THE BIG STAGE.

IT IS A GAME OF

FAILURES.

FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE, IT EATS

THEM ALIVE.

I FELT LIKE IT DIDN'T

MATTER.

Lee: A TEEN MOM PLANS

HER ESCAPE ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

IT WASN'T FAIR.

IT WASN'T FAIR.

*

[APPLAUSE]

Pat: WELL, WELCOME TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

IT'S LIKE AN OLD HORROR

MOVIE, THE WINTER THAT

WOULDN'T DIE.

NOW STILL ANOTHER -- ANOTHER

MAJOR SNOWSTORM IS HITTING

THE COUNTRY THIS WEEK.

Kristi: FIRST IT DUMPED

SNOW ON THE STATES IN MIDDLE

AMERICA, AND NOW IT IS

HEADING TO THE NORTHEAST.

THE SAME REGION THAT WAS

BATTERED BY SUPER STORM

SANDY JUST LAST FALL.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: THE REMNANTS

OF SANDY ARE STILL CLEARLY

VISIBLE, BUT RESIDENTS FROM

THE NEW JERSEY COASTLINE TO

EASTERN LONG ISLAND JUST

CAN'T CATCH A BREAK.

WE'RE IN THE PROCESS OF

REBUILDING.

I HAD CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL

ALL OVER THE PLACE.

I HAD TO PUT IT UP ON HIGHER

GROUND.

Reporter: FORECASTERING

BELIEVE THAT THE IT WILL

MOVE THROUGH THOSE AREAS

BEFORE PUSHING THROUGH TO

VIRGINIA AND NORTH

CAROLINA.

IT IS THE HEAVIEST WET

TIME I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY

LIFE.

AND I GREW UP IN

NORTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA,

SO I CAN TELL YOU, I'M USED

TO THIS.

Reporter: SNOW PILED UP

MAKING TRAVEL NEARLY

IMPOSSIBLE.

VIRGINIA GOVERNOR BOB

McDONALD DECLARED A STATE

OF EMERGENCY.

THE NATIONAL GUARD HAS

BEEN AUTHORIZED TO CALL UP

TO 200 PEOPLE.

THEY HAVE 100 MOBILIZED AT

THIS POINT.

THEY'LL BE INVOLVED IN

EVERYTHING FROM TRAFFIC

CONTROL MISSIONS TO DEBRIS

REMOVAL.

Reporter: NORTH

CAROLINA ROADS WERE ALSO A

NIGHTMARE.

HE HAD A SPOT TWO TIMES

IN THE FRONT, AND SLAMMED

INTO THE SIDE OF US AND

STARTED PUSHING US DOWN THE

EMBANKMENT.

Reporter: IN THE

NATION'S CAPITAL, AS MUCH AS

10 INCHES WERE FORECAST, BUT

THE SNOW QUICKLY TURNED TO

RAIN.

EVEN WITH NO SNOW STICKING,

MUCH OF WASHINGTON WAS SHUT

DOWN.

AND THAT INCLUDED A HEARING

THE REPUBLICANS HAD CALLED

TO EXAMINE GLOBAL WARMING.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Pat: WE SHUT DOWN A

HEARING ON GLOBAL WARMING

BECAUSE OF A SNOWSTORM.

CONGRESS DIDN'T GET THE

CHANCE TO TALK ABOUT GLOBAL

WARMING, BUT ONE SENATOR DID

TAKE THE FLOOR FOR AN

UNUSUALLY LONG TIME TO MAKE

A PROTEST, LIKE THAT JIMMY

STEWART MOVIE OF ANCIENT

HISTORY.

AND LEE WEBB HAS THAT STORY

FROM THE CBN NEWS ROOM.

LEE?

Lee: THAT'S RIGHT,

PAT.

A RARE SIGHT IN THE U.S.

SENATE WEDNESDAY.

KENTUCKY REPUBLICAN RAND

PAUL TIED UP THE SENATE FOR

13 HOURS AS HE FILIBUSTERED

A VOTE ON THE PRESIDENT'S

PICK TO HEAD THE C.I.A.

THE OLD-FASHIONED

FILIBUSTER, JUST LIKE IN THE

MOVIE, ALLOWS A SENATE

MEMBER TO KEEP THE BODY FROM

HOLDING THE FLOOR AS LONG AS

HE CAN KEEP SPEAKING.

RAND PAUL WAS PROTESTING

U.S. POLICY REGARDING THE

USE OF UNMANNED DRONES.

HE WANTS WRITTEN ASSURANCE

THEY WILL NOT BE USED TO

KILL AMERICAN TERROR

SUSPECTS IN THE UNITED

STATES.

PAUL ENDED HIS TALK AT 1:00

IN THE MORNING.

HE MANAGED TO DELAY THE

VOTE, BUT BRENNAN IS

EXPECTED TO BE CONFIRMED

TODAY.

NORTH KOREA IS THREATENING

TO LAUNCH A NUCLEAR ATTACK

AGAINST THE U.S.

THE WARNING COMES JUST HOURS

BEFORE THE UNITED NATIONS

SECURITY COUNCIL IS

SCHEDULED TO VOTE ON A NEW

ROUND OF SANCTIONS AGAINST

THE OUTLAWED REGIME.

A NORTH KOREAN SPOKESMAN

SAYS WASHINGTON IS TRYING TO

START A NUCLEAR WAR, AND

PLEDGED TO EXERCISE ITS

RIGHT TO MAKE A PREEMPTIVE

STRIKE.

OVERHEATED RHETORIC FROM

PYONGYANG IS COMMON.

NORTH KOREA IS ANGRY OVER

THE SANCTIONS AND UPCOMING

NORTH AND SOUTH KOREAN

EXERCISES.

WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THIS

THREAT, PAT?

Pat: THEY'RE CRAZY,

THAT'S WHAT I MAKE OF IT.

THERE IS A BOOK I READ

CALLED "THE AQUARIUM OF

PYONGYANG."

AND IT DETAILED THE HORROR

STORIES OF A FAMILY THAT WAS

PUT INTO ONE OF THEIR

DETENTION CAMPS.

IT IS BEYOND BELIEF WHAT

THEY DO TO THEIR OWN

PEOPLE.

THIS IS A DICTATORSHIP.

THIS MAN'S FATHER, WHO IS

NOW RETIRED -- OR HE DIED --

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO HIM.

HE LIKED EUROPEAN

PROSTITUTES.

HE LIKED FINE WINE.

HE LIKED ALL OF THESE

LUXURIES, AND HE SPENT

LAVISHLY ON HIMSELF WHILE

THE PEOPLE WERE STARVING,

DESPERATELY POOR.

THAT COUNTRY, THE PEOPLE

HAVE SUFFERED UNIMAGINABLE

HORRORS AT THE HANDS OF THAT

FAMILY.

AND THE TIME HAS COME THAT

SOMEBODY NEEDS TO GET RID OF

THEM.

AND I DON'T KNOW, SOUTH

KOREA IS PLAYING A COUPLE OF

GAMES.

THEY DON'T WANT TO TAKE HIM

ON.

THE TROUBLE IS SEOUL RIGHT

NEXT TO THE BORDER OF NORTH

KOREA.

THE NORTH KOREANS HAVE GOT

ALL KINDS OF ARMY ARTILLERY

UNITS, ETC.

AND THEY WILL JUST BLOW THE

DAY LIGHTS OUT OF SEOUL IF

ANYTHING HAPPENS, AND THE

SOUTH KOREANS ARE AFRAID OF

THAT.

BUT SOMEBODY THAT SAYS

THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE A

PREEMPTIVE NUCLEAR STRIKE

AGAINST AMERICA?

THE TIME HAS COME THAT WE

MAY HAVE TO TAKE ACTION ON

THAT.

IT IS NOT JUST ENOUGH TO SAY

THESE ARE IDLE WORDS.

STICKS AND STONES WILL BREAK

MY BONES, BUT WORDS WILL

NEVER HURT ME.

THEIR WORDS CAN HURT IF

THEY'RE BACKED UP BY NUCLEAR

BOMBS.

LEE?

Lee: THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION TO RELEASE

$250 MILLION TO EACH OTHER

IS DRAWING ANGER IN

CONGRESS.

SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN

KERRY SAYS THE AID WOULD BE

USED TO PROVIDE ECONOMIC

ASSISTANCE.

BUT TEXAS CONGRESSMAN LOUIE

GOMER IS CONCERNED THE MONEY

WILL BE USED TO KILL

ISRAELIS AND AMERICANS.

WHEN WE GIVE JETS AND

TANKS TO A COUNTRY LED TO A

PEOPLE THAT WANT ISRAEL

GONE, AND WHO THINK THAT

AMERICA IS A GREAT SATAN, IT

IS NOT A GOOD IDEA.

Lee: GOMER IS URGING

OTHERS IN CONGRESS TO OVER

RIDE THE ADMINISTRATION WHEN

IT, QUOTE,"THROWS ALLIES

LIKE ISRAEL UNDER THE BUS."

THREE CONGRESSMEN HAVE

INTRODUCED THE "RIGHTS

ACT."

THE IDEA IS TO GIVE THEM THE

RIGHT TO GO TO COURT IF THEY

ARE FORCED TO TAKE PART IN

PROCEDURES THAT VIOLATE

THEIR RELIGIOUS OR MORAL

BELIEFS.

IT WOULD GIVE GREATER

PROTECTIONS TO NURSES LIKE

CATHY DECARLO.

SHE SAYS HE WAS FORCED TO

TAKE PART IN AN ABORTION IN

2009, EVEN THOUGH THE

HOSPITAL WAS AWARE OF HER

OBJECTIONS AS A PRACTICING

CATHOLIC.

SHE SAYS SHE STILL HAS

NIGHTMARES FROM THE

PROCEDURE FOUR YEARS LATER.

I FEEL STRONGLY ABOUT

CARING FOR THE SICK AND

GIVING LIFE AND BEING TRUE

TO MY CALLING AS A NURSE.

TO BE FORCED TO THIS WAS TOO

MUCH.

IT IS EVERYTHING THAT YOU

THOUGHT WAS NOT IN AMERICA.

Lee: THAT MEASURE

HASN'T BEEN TAKEN UP BY THE

FULL HOUSE YET.

THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM OF

CHRISTIAN

BROADCASTORS IS AT

RISK.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE

NATIONAL RELIGIOUS

BROADCASTERS, DR. FRANK

WRIGHT, MADE THAT STATEMENT

AT THE CONVENTION IN

NASHVILLE.

HE URGED MEMBERS TO UNITE TO

DEFEND THEIR RIGHT TO SPREAD

THE GOSPEL.

HE SAYS BIBLICAL TEACHINGS

ARE BEING DUBBED HATE

SPEECH.

WRIGHT TOLD LEADERS

RESTRICTIONS ON RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM ANYWHERE ARE THREATS

TO RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

EVERYWHERE.

AND CHRISTIANS MAY BE FORCED

TO

PRACTICE CIVIL

DISOBEDIENCE

SOON.

SOUTHERN BAPTIST

LEADER

RICHARD LAND AND JANET PAR

SHAL CITED SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE.

LAND SAYS

THOSE

ISSUES

ARE

NON-NEGOTIABLE, EVEN AT THE

COST

OF PAYING FINES AND

GOING TO JAIL.

JANET SAID CHRISTIANS MA

Y

HAVE TO DECIDE, QUOTE,"TO

BOW OUR NEED TO GOVERNMENT

OR TO GOD."

STARBUCKS IS NOT

GOING ALONG

WITH NEW YORK CITY'S BAN ON

LARGE,

SUGARY DRINKS.

THE COMPANY SAYS IT

IS

WAITING ON THE LEGAL

CHALLENGES TO THE

REGULATION.

STARBUCKS IS

NOT SURE HOW IT

WOULD APPLY

TO ITS DRINKS.

BUT BUSINESSES AND FOOD

SUPPLIERS ARE GETTING READY

FOR THE SODA BAN.

IT IS PART OF MAYOR

BLOOMBERG'S PLAN TO BAN

DRINKS OVER 16 OUNCES.

MANY

FEAR

IT WILL FORCE THEM

TO PURCHASE NEW GLASSWARE

AND REPRINT ME MEN MENUES

TO ACCOMMODATE THE PLAN.

IT IS VERY EXPENSIVE,

FROM THE PRINTING TO THE

GLASSWARE, TO THE MENUES.

I THINK WE'RE LOOKING AT

20,000 TO $30,000 LESS A

YEAR.

Lee: THE BAN GOES INTO

EFFECT NEXT WEEK, AND THE

ESTABLISHMENTS WILL HAVE A

THREE-MONTH

GRACE PERIOD TO

COMPLY.

THE FINE IS $200 PER SALE.

Pat: IT MAY BE

UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

I'M ALL FOR KEEPING PEOPLE

FROM KILLING THEMSELVES, BUT

SOONER OR LATER, YOU'VE GOT

TO LET THEM HAVE THAT

PRIVILEGE.

I THINK THE WORST KILLING IS

TO PAY $5 FOR A CUP OF

COFFEE.

DO YOU FREQUENT SOME OF --

Kristi: SOME OF THOSE

COFFEE CHAINS?

EVERY NOW AND THEN, BUT TO

BE HONEST, I'M TOO CHEAP

TO.

$5 --

Pat: PEOPLE ARE HURTING

FOR MONEY AND THEY BLOW $5

ON COFFEE?

Kristi: I'M NOT ABOUT

TO ARGUE WITH YOU ON THAT

ONE.

I AGREE.

COMING UP, WE'VE HEARD ABOUT

THE ANTI-CHRIST, BUT DO YOU

KNOW ABOUT THE MATI.

JOEL ROSENBERG REVEALS ALL

IN HIS END TIMES THRILLER.

UP NEXT.

Pat: MY NEXT GUEST

WRITES BOOKS THAT ARE NOT

ONLY ENTERTAINING AND

FICTIONAL, BUT ALSO

PROPHETIC.

AND THE LAST ONE IS CALLED

"DAMASCUS COUNTDOWN," AND

HE'S GOT THESE OTHER GUYS ON

THE RUN.

HE IS A TERRIFIC AUTHOR.

AND THIS IS A VERY

FASCINATING, FAST-MOVING

ACCOUNT.

AND LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT

WHAT HE HAS GOT TO SAY.

Reporter: DEMASCAS

COUNTDOWN IS RIPPED FROM

FUTURE HEADLINES.

"NEW YORK TIMES"

BEST-SELLING AUTHOR JOEL

C.ROSENBERG OFFERS THE THIRD

AND FINAL INSTALLMENT.

IN DAMASCUS COUNTDOWN, ALL

EYES ARE ON THE MIDDLE EAST

AS ISRAEL LAUNCHES AN ATTACK

ON IRAN'S NUCLEAR SITE.

IRAN'S 12th IMAM ORDERS A

FULL-SCALE RETALIATION.

C.I.A. OPERATIVE DAVID

SHEROTI IS ON A MISSION TO

HUNT DOWN IRAN'S TOO

REMAINING NUCLEAR WARHEADS

AIMED AT ISRAEL.

CAN HE PREVENT A NUCLEAR

HOLOCAUST AS SYRIA ENTERS

THE PLAN.

Pat: JOEL ROSENBERG IS

HERE WITH US.

GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

GOOD TO SEE YOU, AS

WELL.

THANK YOU, PAT.

Pat: THIS IS A GOOD

BOOK.

I'VE BEEN FASCINATED.

IT IS FAST-PACED.

YOU GIVE CLANCEY A RUN ON

THIS ONE.

THANK YOU, I APPRECIATE

IT.

THIS IS THE LAST OF THIS

PARTICULAR SERIES, AND IT

ENDS WITH A BANG, AS IT

WERE.

Pat: I WON'T GIVE AWAY

THE BOOK.

BUT IT STARTS OUT -- I LIKE

THAT.

YOU HARDLY OPEN IT UP, AND

THE ISRAELIS ARE BLOWING THE

DAY LIGHTS OUT OF IRAN,

WHICH IS GREAT.

WELL, WE ARE FACING A

POINT WHERE I WANT TO START

THIS PREMISES, WHAT IF AN

AMERICAN PRESIDENT

MISCALCULATES WITH IRAN?

WHAT IF HE BELIEVES THAT

SANCTIONS AND DIPLOMACY AND

COVERT OPERATIONS WILL BE

SUFFICIENT?

WE HOPE THAT THEY ARE, BUT

THE PREMISES OF THE SERIES

IS WHAT IF IT DOESN'T WORK?

AND THE QUESTION BECOMES,

WOULD THE ISRAELIS LAUNCH A

PREEMPTIVE STRIKE, EVEN WITH

THE AMERICANS PRESSURING

THEM NOT TO.

AND IF THEY DO, WHAT DOES

IRAN DO?

WHAT TYPE OF BLOW-BACK

HAPPENS.

AND NOT ONLY ARE THEY

RETALIATING, BUT THEY'RE

GETTING THE SYRIANS

INVOLVED, ALSO.

Pat: THIS IS THE THING

PEOPLE HAVEN'T THOUGHT

ABOUT, THEY ARE SO STRONG.

AND YOU'RE SAYING, IF THEY

DO, HERE IS WHAT IS GOING TO

HAPPEN, BACK TO THEM.

MOST PEOPLE HAVEN'T DONE THE

DETAIL WORK ON THAT ONE.

EVEN JUST THIS WEEKEND AT

A-PACK, ONE OF THE FORMER

CHIEFS OF MILITARY

INTELLIGENCE, GENERAL

YAPLAND, HE SAYS THIS IS NOT

A WAR FROM THE ISRAEL

PERSPECTIVE.

IT IS A ONE-NIGHT

OPERATION.

WHAT HE MEANS BY THAT IS

FROM THE ISRAEL SIDE, THEY

COULD DO AIR STRIKES IN A

DAY, TWO, THREE.

IT IS NOT A ONE-DAY

OPERATION IN MY MIND, BUT

HE'S GOT MORE EXPERIENCE

THAN ME.

THE QUESTION IS THE

BLOW-BACK.

YOU COULD SAY THERE IS A

SCENARIO OF 1967, WHERE YOU

PLAN FOR THE WORST-CASE

SCENARIO, BUT IN SIX DAYS

YOU'RE DONE AND THE SEVENTH

DAY YOU REST.

THAT'S POSSIBLE.

BUT YOU HAVE TO IMAGINE AND

PLAN FOR THE WORST.

AND THAT'S THOUSANDS OF

MISSILES FROM IRAN, FROM

SYRIA, FROM HAMAS IN GAZA,

AND FROM HEZBOLLAH IN

SOUTHERN LEBANON.

ISRAEL HAS TO IMAGINE ONCE

THEY'RE DONE WITH THEIR

FIGHT, IT IS A MONTH OR TWO

OR THREE-LONG BARAGE, AND

THIS IS AN INCREDIBLY

DANGEROUS SITUATION.

Pat: HEZBOLLAH HAS GOT

AT LEAST 60,000 MISSILES IN

SOUTHERN LEBANON, MAYBE

MORE.

IT WAS 40,000, AND NOW IT IS

60,000.

MORE THAN THAT, MAYBE.

I WAS OVER THERE DURING THAT

WAR.

THEY ASKED ME, COULD YOU

COME OVER, AND I SAID IF YOU

KEEP THE WAR GOING, I'LL

COME OVER.

SO THEY WERE DUMPING THEM

DOWN IN KERIAGE, AND THE

MISSILES WERE FALLING ON

ISRAEL.

BUT YET THE HEZBOLLAH DIDN'T

HAVE GOOD GUIDANCE SYSTEMS.

BUT THEY'VE GOT THEM NOW.

WE'RE SEVEN YEARS PAST

THAT 2006 WAR.

THINGS CAN GOTTEN MUCH MORE

SOPHISTICATED.

AND YOU ADD INTO THAT NOW

THE IMPLOSION OF SYRIA.

90,000 PEOPLE MURDERED.

A MILLION SYRIAN REFUGEES

THAT WE KNOW OF, THE ONES

REGISTERED AT CAMPS.

BUT THERE ARE MILLIONS

OTHERS DISPLACED.

AND NOW YOU'VE GOT 50 SITES

IN SYRIA THAT HAVE CHEMICAL

AND BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS.

THIS IS A NIGHTMARE

SCENARIO.

THE COMBINATION OF IRAN AND

SYRIA AND THESE OTHER ALLIES

AGAINST ISRAEL.

AND THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO

MAKE THE PRESIDENT'S TRIP TO

ISRAEL AND THE REGION VERY

INTERESTING, JUST IN THE

NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS.

MY QUESTION IS: IS THE

PRESIDENT GOING TO RESET

U.S.-ISRAEL RELATIONS ON A

MORE POSITIVE, CLOSER

BASIS.

OR IS HE COMING TO PRESSURE

ISRAEL TO DIVIDE JERUSALEM,

TO ROLL BACK ISRAEL TO THE

1967 BORDERS, WHICH ARE

INDEFENSE SABLEDEFENSIBLE.

AND THERE IS ANOTHER

SCENARIO: THE PRESIDENT

COMES AND HE TELLS PRIME

MINISTER NETANYAHU, THE

UNITE UNITED STATES WILL

BACK YOU IN A PREEMPTIVE

STRIKE.

BUT IN RETURN, WE WANT A

PEACE DEAL WITH THE

PALESTINIANS IN WHICH YOU GO

BACK TO THE '67 BORDERS.

WHAT WOULD NETANYAHU DO IN A

SCENARIO LIKE THAT?

IT IS A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT

SCENARIO IN DAMASCUS

COUNTDOWN.

THERE IS A SWEETENER, RATHER

THAN WE'RE GOING TO CUT OFF

AID.

BUT MY FICTIONAL PRIME

MINISTER DECIDES HE CANNOT

TAKE IT.

Pat: I DON'T THINK NET

NET WIL -- THINK NETANYAHU

WILL TAKE IT, EITHER.

THEY GOT RID OF MOST OF THE

NUKES, BUT THERE ARE TWO OF

THEM.

FICTIONALLY, RIGHT.

Pat: THEY ARE GOING TO

HAVE HEZBOLLAH BLOWING

THINGS UP, AND STUFF COMING

IN FROM GAZA, AND THEN

THEY'RE HOLDING BACK THE

SYRIANS.

AND THE QUESTION IS: WHO HAS

GOT THE NUKE?

IT IS KIND OF LIKE THE SHELL

GAME.

AND THE ISRAELIS WILL NOT BE

ABLE TO DETERMINE, WITH THIS

BARAGE COMING IN, WHICH ONES

TO SHOOT DOWN WITH THE ARAB

MISSILES.

THEY COULD DO THAT.

IT'S A TERRIFYING

SCENARIO.

HOPEFULLY THAT'S WHAT A GOOD

POLITICAL THRILLER DOES.

IT ASKS WHAT IF -- SOMETHING

YOU WOULD NEVER WANT TO

HAPPEN, BUT YOU THINK THIS

COULD HAPPEN.

AND THEN THERE IS A BIBLICAL

PROPHETIC ANGLE: WHAT IS THE

FUTURE OF DAMASCUS.

IT IS ONE OF THE FEW CITIES

IN THE BIBLICAL AS

NON-EXISTING.

IT IS DESTROYED BY FIRE.

BUT THE BIBLE DOESN'T SAY

HOW.

IT DOESN'T SAY WHEN.

FICTION ALLOWS YOU TO SAY I

DON'T KNOW, BUT HERE IS ONE

SCENARIO.

Pat: AND YOU HAD SOME

BIBLICAL THINGS ABOUT IRAN.

THERE WERE A COUPLE OF

THINGS THAT YOU POINTED OUT

THAT ARE IN THE PROPHECIES

CONCERNING IRAN.

THE PROPHECIES OF IRAN --

THERE ARE SEVERAL OF THEM,

ONE IS FROM EZEKIEL 38 AND

39, RUSSIAN AND IRAN FORM AN

ALLIANCE AGAINST ISRAEL IN

THE LAST DAYS.

WHAT IS INTERESTING ABOUT

THAT PROPHECY IS IT

INDICATES CLEARLY THAT GOD

IS GOING TO JUDGE THE

LEADERSHIP OF IRAN AT SOME

POINT BEFORE THE RETURN OF

CHRIST.

COULD THESE EVENTS LEAD TO

THAT?

POSSIBLY.

BUT THERE COULD BE A

GEOPOLITICAL EVENT BETWEEN

ISRAEL AND IRAN PRIOR TO

THAT PROPHECY.

AND THEN THERE IS THE

PROPHECY OF JEREMIAH 49,

RIGHT AFTER THE DESTRUCTION

OF DAMASCUS IS MENTIONED.

AND THEN THERE IS A PROPHECY

ABOUT IMAM, ANCIENT NAME FOR

IRAN.

IT DOESN'T SAY HOW IT

HAPPENS, BUT IT DOES SAY THE

LEADERSHIP OF PERSIA IS

GOING TO BE DESTROYED, ALSO,

AND GOD IS GOING TO SHOW

FAVOR ON THAT COUNTRY.

AND IT SAYS HE IS GOING TO

MOVE HIS THRONE THERE.

WE KNOW HE IS GOING TO MOVE

HIS THRONE TO JERUSALEM.

BUT THIS IS A PRE-RETURN OF

CHRIST MOMENT.

I THINK IT MEANS THAT THE

LORD IS GOING TO BLESS IRAN

SO MUCH IN THE AFTERMATH OF

THIS EVIL REGIME, THAT THE

KINGDOM OF GOD IS GOING TO

BE SPREADING TO IRAN.

AND MORE THAN 1,000 MUSLIMS

HAVE COME TO FAITH IN IRAN.

WHEN A SHI'A RADICAL MUSLIM

COMES TO FAITH IN JESUS, AND

THE HOLY SPIRIT TRANSFORMS

HIM OR HER, THAT RADICALISM,

THAT PASSION, FOR THE

GOSPEL, FOR THE CHURCH, FOR

DISCIPLESHIP, BECOMES

UNFATHOMABLE.

IT IS LIKE HAVING A MILLION

APOSTLE PAULS ON THE MOVE.

SO THAT, I THINK, IS WHERE

WE'RE HEADING.

Pat: I THINK THE YOUNG

PEOPLE WANT TO UNDERSTAND.

THEY HATE THE MULLAHS, AND

THEY DO WANT JESUS.

THEY'RE REALLY OPEN TO

JESUS.

THEY'VE SEEN RADICAL

SHI'A ISLAM IN ITS WORST

FORM.

SO THEY ARE NO LONGER UNDER

THE MOVE THAT ISLAM IS THE

WAY.

THEY'RE NOT ALL THAT

CONVINCED THAT JESUS IS THE

WAY, BUT THEY'RE BECOMING

MORE OPEN TO IT.

IN THAT SENSE, GOD AND HIS

SOVEREIGNTY IS ALLOWING AM

AHMADINEJAD TO CREATE THE

PERFECT STORM TO SHOW THAT

ISLAM IS NOT THE ANSWER.

THE CORRIDOR BETWEEN TEL

AVIV AND TEHRAN IS THE MOST

DANGEROUS CORRIDOR ON THE

PLANET RIGHT NOW, AND IT

RUNS RIGHT THROUGH

DAMASCUS.

THE QUESTION IS BIBLICALLY

AND GEOPOLITICALLY, WHAT

HAPPENS IN THESE NEXT FEW

WEEKS OR MONTHS.

I THINK THE DAMASCUS

COUNTDOWN LAYS OUT, IN THE

SERIES, A SCENARIO, BUT IT

IS ONLY ONE OF SEVERAL.

IT IS LIKE A WAR GAME.

THIS IS ONE PATH.

THE EZEKIEL OPTION PATH IS

OTHER SCENARIO.

AND I CAN'T TELL YOU,

SITTING HERE TODAY, THAT I

KNOW WHICH SCENARIO IS GOING

TO UNFOLD, BUT I KNOW WE

NEED TO BE PRAYING FOR THE

PEACE OF JERUSALEM AND FOR

THE SYRIAN AND IRANIAN

ENEMIES LIKE NEVER BEFORE

BECAUSE THIS IS A VERY

CRUCIAL YEAR IN THE HISTORY

OF THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST.

Pat: IT IS VERY

INTRIGUING.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IF YOU

WANT TO READ -- I HAVE READ

A NUMBER OF FICTION BOOKS,

BUT THIS IS TERRIFIC.

BUT IT HAS A RING OF TRUTH

TO IT.

I THINK NETANYAHU IS GOING

TO HAVE TO ACT.

HE HAS TALKED ABOUT THE RED

LINE.

IT APPEARS THE RED LINE

IS APPROACHING BY THIS

SUMMER.

BY GOD'S GRACE, THE CAN HAS

BEEN KICKED UP THE ROAD

SEVERAL TIMES BECAUSE OF

COVERT OPERATIONS.

LOOK, I DON'T WANT A WAR IN

THE MIDDLE EAST.

COVERT OPERATIONS, THAT'S

FINE WITH ME.

THESE BOOKS START WITH THE

COVERT OPERATION SIDE.

BUT IT LOOKS LIKE WE'RE

RUNNING OUT OF TIME.

IN THE LAST 96 HOURS, PAT,

THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE IN

TONE FROM THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION.

SECRETARY TERRY, VICE

PRESIDENT BIDEN, AND MADDES

IS SAYING SANCTIONS ARE NOT

WORKING.

DIPLOMACY IS NOT WORKING.

THE COMMANDER SAID THAT

OTHER OPTIONS NEED TO BE

CONSIDERED.

BECAUSE IT WAS SO UNIFIED IN

SUCH A SHORT PERIOD OF

TIME -- IT WAS A-PAC, BUT

I'M WONDERING, ARE WE COMING

TO A CHANGE OF POLICY BY THE

ADMINISTRATION.

I THINK IT IS A LITTLE EARLY

TO SAY, BUT I THINK THE TRIP

TO THE MIDDLE EAST, TO

ISRAEL, BY THE PRESIDENT IN

A FEW WEEKS, IS GOING TO BE

VERY TELLING AS TO WHETHER

HE IS GOING TO RESET

RELATIONS AND UNIFY OR

PRESSURE ISRAEL TO SOMETHING

THEY SHOULDN'T.

Pat: HE IS A

POLITICIAN.

HE IS LOSING JEWISH MONEY.

BIG MONEY IS GOING TO

REPUBLICANS, AND THEY DON'T

WANT THAT TO HAPPEN.

I HATE TO SAY THESE THINGS

ARE MOTIVATED BY POLITICS,

BUT YOU KNOW THEY ARE.

THERE IS A MIX.

ALTHOUGH THE PRESIDENT IS

NOW IN A SITUATION WHERE HE

DOESN'T HAVE TO RUN AGAIN.

HIS NEXT TRIP, BY THE WAY --

I'M NOT SURE IF IT IS IN

ORDER, BUT AFTER ISRAEL IS

RUSSIA.

THAT'S GOING TO BE AN

INTERESTING DYNAMIC, ALSO.

THAT'S ANOTHER CONVERSATION

FOR LATER.

Pat: READ EZEKIEL 38

AND SEE.

ANYHOW, YOU'VE DONE A GREAT

JOB.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IT IS

CALLED "DAMASCUS

COUNTDOWN."

IT IS A THRILLER.

THIS IS A TREMENDOUS,

ACTION-PACKED BOOK WITH

BIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS.

AND JOEL IS PRETTY PROPHETIC

IN SOME OF THE THINGS HE HAS

WRITTEN.

YOU CAN GET THIS -- IT'S OUT

EVERYWHERE?

HARD COVER, eBOOKS,

EVERYWHERE.

Pat: GOD BLESS YOU.

KRISTI?

Kristi: COMING UP, HE

IS AN ALL-STAR BALLPLAYER,

AND SHE IS AN UPCOMING

CHRISTIAN SINGER.

MEET THE ZOBRUS FAMILY AND

HEAR HOW THEY HANDLE THE

PRESSURE OF PERFORMING ON

THE BIG STAGE.

Kristi: WELL, THEY SAY

THAT THE HARDEST THING TO DO

IN SPORTS IS TO TAKE A ROUND

BAT TO A ROUND BALL AND HIT

IT SQUARE.

IF YOU CAN DO THAT THREE OUT

OF 10 TIMES, THEY HAVE A

NAME FOR YOU,

HALL-OF-FAMER.

FAILURES ARE PART OF THE

GAME, AND FOR BEN, THAT

MEANS DOING WHATEVER HE CAN

TO SUCCEED.

Reporter: BEN ZOBER HAS

BEEN A HIT ON BASEBALL' BIG

STAGE.

BUT THE PLATFORM EXPANDS

THIS SPRING.

IN FRONT OF AN INTERNATIONAL

AUDIENCE, WHEN BEN COMPETES

FOR TEAM U.S.A. IN THE WORLD

BASEBALL CLASSIC.

HONORED IS REALLY THE

WORD THAT COMES TO MIND WHEN

I THINK OF BEING ABLE TO

WEAR THE RED, WHITE, AND

BLUE, THE U.S.A. JERSEY.

Reporter: HE WILL

SWITCH JERSEYS BECAUSE HE

LEARNED TO SWITCH CLOVES.

HE IS AN IN-FIELDER AND

OUT-FIELDER.

HAVING PLAYED SEVEN

DIFFERENT POSITIONS.

HIS CO COVETED VERSATILITY

EARNED HIM A SPOT.

YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT IS

GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE SHORT

TOURNAMENT, AND YOU HAVE TO

BE FLEXIBLE

AND FIND A WAY

TO PIECE THINGS TOGETHER.

Reporter: BEN WAS A

STRUGGLING PART-TIME PLAYER

ABOUT IN 2008, WHEN RAYS'

MANAGER GAVE HIM AN

OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY MULTIPLE

POSITIONS.

ARE YOU A FLEXIBLE PERSON

OR DID YOU HAVE TO LEARN

THAT?

I EMBRACE IT.

I WAS WILLING TO DO WHATEVER

I HAD TO DO TO BE ABLE TO

HAVE A CHANCE TO BE ON THE

TEAM.

BACK THEN, I DIDN'T REALIZE

HOW THAT WOULD ENHANCE MY

CAREER IN THE LONG RUN.

Reporter: BEN PLAYED IN

THE 2008 WORLD SERIES.

THE FOLLOWING SEASON, HE WAS

NAMED AS AN ALL STAR, AND

THE RAYS' TEAM M.V.P.

HE IS NOW A FIXTURE IN THEIR

LINEUP.

BUT THERE IS MUCH MORE TO

BEN THAN JUST BASEBALL.

THE SWITCH-HITTING SLUGGER

LET'S HIS FAITH AND

PROFESSION CHANGE HIS LIFE.

THE LORD IS GOING TO USE

THE GAME TO CHALLENGE MY OWN

HEART, IN CERTAIN THINGS HE

WANTS TO ROOT OUT OF MY

LIFE.

I HAVE THIS INTENSE NEED TO

ACHIEVE THINGS ALL OF THE

TIME.

I TEND TO BUSY MYSELF

BECAUSE OF THAT.

REALIZING THAT, I THINK, HAS

SET ME FREE.

I CAN VIEW A LOT OF MY

MOTIVATIONS WITH MY HEART

BASED ON THAT.

I NEED TO STOP TRYING TO BE

PERFECT.

Reporter: TOUGH TO DO

IN A HIGH-PROFILE,

PERFORMANCE-BASED BUSINESS

DRIVEN BY STATISTICS.

FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE, IT

EATS THEM ALIVE.

IT IS A GAME OF FAILUREMENT

ANFAILURE.

AND IF YOU DON'T LEARN HOW

TO DEAL WITH FAILURES, YOU

CAN SINK IN THE GAME OF

BASEBALL.

CHRIST LET'S YOU SEE

YOURSELF THE WAY YOU ARE,

AND REMINDS YOU THAT, LOOK,

I CAN'T BE PERFECT.

* YOU KNOW ME

Reporter: BEN'S WIFE,

JULIANNA, ALSO KNOWS ABOUT

THE PRESSURES OF

PERFECTIONISM.

SHE IS AN E MERGING

CHRISTIAN VOCALIST AND

WRITER.

WHEN YOU FEEL ENSLAVED TO

PERFECTION, AND AS WOMEN, OR

AS A GIRL, I KNOW WE SO

OFTEN COMPARE OURSELVES.

WE CAN DO THAT UNTIL THE DAY

WE DIE, OR WE CAN REST IN

WHO CHRIST HAS MADE YOU TO

BE, AND WHO HE IS,

ULTIMATELY.

Reporter: BOTH BEN AND

JULIANNA GREW UP IN CHURCH

WHERE THEIR DADS PASTORED.

AND NOW THEY HAVE THEIR OWN

YOUNG FAMILY.

AND DESPITE THEIR CAREER

DIFFERENCES, THEY SHARE

SIMILARITIES WITH

EXPECTATIONS.

WE'RE BOTH EXPECTED TO GO

OUT ON THE STAGE -- A

BASEBALL FIELD CAN BE A

STAGE IN A WAY -- AND

PERFORM IN FRONT OF A BUNCH

OF PEOPLE.

HIT THE NOTE OR HIT THE

BALL.

WE TALK ABOUT STEPPING IN

THE BOX.

WE TALK ABOUT, YOU KNOW, HER

STEPPING ON THE STAGE, AND

WHAT THAT FEELS LIKE.

AND WHERE DOES THAT

CONFIDENCE COME FROM?

IF YOU LOOK AT YOUR OWN SELF

ENOUGH, YOU'RE GOING TO BE

MISERABLE, I BELIEVE.

YOU REALLY HAVE TO PUT YOUR

FOCUS ON CHRIST.

PUT YOUR FOCUS ON BIGGER

ISSUES, MORE IMPORTANT

THINGS IN LIFE.

Reporter: THE ZOBRAS

MAKE FAMILY A PRIORITY,

ESPECIALLY DURING THE

BASEBALL SEASON.

JULIANNA SACRIFICES MUSIC

OPPORTUNITIES TO TRAVEL WITH

THE KIDS WHEN BEN IS PLAYING

ON THE ROAD.

THAT MEANS NEVER BEING

SEPARATED FOR MORE THAN SIX

DAYS.

THAT HAS TO HAPPEN OR

ELSE AT THE END OF THE DAY,

YOU HAVE TWO DIFFERENT

LIVES, AND HE COMES HOME AND

DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO BE A

DAD, AND I DON'T KNOW HOW TO

LET HIM BE A DAD.

AND IT CAN BE STRENUOUS ON

THE FAMILY.

Reporter: SO CAN

BASEBALL.

A HUMBLING GAME WITH FAILURE

AS COMMON AS FOUL BALLS.

HOW DO YOU SEPARATE YOUR

SELF-WORTH FROM THE GAME

LAST NIGHT?

YOU KNOW, WHEN MY EMOTIONS

ARE KIND OF GOING CRAZY ON

ME, OR I'M CARRYING A LOT OR

THINKING A LOT ABOUT THE

GAME, THE LORD HAS REALLY

HELPED ME TO SEPARATE IT BY

SHOWING ME THAT MY IDENTITY

HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH WHAT

I DO.

WHETHER I DO GOOD OR BAD, IT

HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH

THAT.

IT IS BASED ON CHRIST, WHAT

HE DID.

I CAN WEAR IT FOR A WHILE,

BUT I ALWAYS COME TO AN END

POINT.

I ALWAYS COME TO A POINT

WHERE IT IS JUST TOO HEAVY

TO CARRY.

AND IT IS AT THOSE TIMES

WHERE THE LORD BRINGS ME TO

MY KNEES ALL OVER AGAIN, AND

REMINDS ME THAT HE IS THE

ONE THAT NEEDS TO CARRY THE

PRESSURE AND CARRY THE

WEIGHT OF LIFE.

Kristi: LOVELY STORY.

CAN'T WE ALL RELATE TO THAT

BEAUTIFUL COUPLE.

IT IS NOT ABOUT WHO WE ARE

AND WHAT WE DO AND OUR

POSITION.

EVERYTHING IS ABOUT THE

LORD, PAT.

Pat: IF YOU'VE GOT YOUR

PRIORITIES RIGHT, EVERYTHING

IS COOL.

MOST PLAYERS DON'T FEEL THAT

WAY.

THE GAME IS EVERYTHING.

AND MOST SINGERS, THE SAME

THING, THE PERFORMANCE IS

EVERYTHING.

JESUS IS EVERYTHING.

SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM.

Kristi: STILL AHEAD, IT

IS TIME TO "BRING IT ON"

WITH QUESTIONS FROM OUR

AUDIENCE.

WENDY SAYS, "I HAVE A FRIEND

WHO I WITNESSED TO, AND

SINCE HE HAS BECOME A

CHRISTIAN, I TOLD HIM ANYONE

CAN BAPTIS BAPTIZE HIM.

NOW I'M WORRIED I MISLED

HIM.

HAVE I?"

PAT IS GETTING READY TO

ANSWER THAT QUESTION.

Lee: WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

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NO LONGER ALLOWED AT CITY

COUNCIL MEETINGS IN THE TOWN

OF LONGVIEW, WASHINGTON.

THE DAILY NEWS REPORTS THE

MAYOR HAS NOW ADVISED THEM

NOT TO USE JESUS' NAME IN

THEIR PRAYERS, BECAUSE IT

COULD EXPOSE THE CITY TO

LAWSUITS.

THE PASTORS HAVE RESPONDED.

THEY SAY IF MINISTERS CANNOT

SPEAK THE NAME JESUS CHRIST,

THEY WILL NO LONGER PROVIDE

THOSE I INVOCATIONS.

ONE ATHEIST RESIDENT HAD

COMPLAINT ABOUT THE

PRAYERS.

A FEDERAL JUDGE HAS

OVERTURNED IDAHO'S BAN ON

ABORTIONS AFTER 20 WEEKS OF

PREGNANCY.

HE RULED THE LAW PLACED AN

UNDO RIGHT ON A WOMAN'S PLAN

TO HAVE AN ABORTION.

IDAHO IS ONE OF SEVEN STATES

TO ADOPT A FETAL PAIN LAW IN

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RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Pat: HALLELUJAH.

Kristi: WELL, WELCOME

BACK TO "THE 700 CLUB."

IT IS TIME TO BRING IT ON

WITH YOUR E-MAIL QUESTIONS.

WENDY ASKS US THIS, PYI HAVE

A FRIEND WHO I WITNESSED

TO.

SINCE HE BECAME A CHRISTIAN,

I TOLD HIM HE NEEDS TO BE

BAPTIZED.

HE SAID HE HASN'T DONE IT

BECAUSE HE HASN'T FOUND THE

RIGHT CHURCH.

I TOLD HIM ANYONE CAN DO IT

FOR HIM IN A RIVER OR A

POOL.

SO HE ASKED ME TO PORM THE

BAPTISM IN A RIVER OR POOL.

DID I GIVE HIM THE WRONG

INFORMATION?"

Pat: YES AND NO.

YOU READ IN THE BIBLE IS

PEOPLE WHO DID BAPTISMS.

I THINK IT SETS UP A WRONG

RELATIONSHIP.

YOU NEED TO HAVE SOMEBODY

WHO IS THIRD-PARTY

OBJECTIVE.

IT'S NICE TO HAVE A

MINISTER, TO HAVE SOMEBODY

WHO IS A CLERGYMAN, BUT

THERE IS NOTHING IN THE

BIBLE THAT I CAN READ THAT

INDICATES THAT SOMEBODY HAS

TO BE ORDAINED IN ORDER TO

BAPTIZE.

Kristi: OLIVIA SAYS, "I

RECENTLY HAVE STARTED

SUFFERING FROM BAD ANXIETY

AND CONSTANT WORRYING.

I TRY TO TAKE THE NEGATIVE

THOUGHTS OUT OF MY HEAD, BUT

SOME DAYS THEY JUST CONSUME

ME.

I PRAY EVERY NIGHT AND I GO

TO CHURCH EVERY SUNDAY.

I EVEN GO TO MY CHURCH BY

MYSELF TO PRAY FOR GOD'S

HEALING.

WHAT PRAYERS CAN I SAY OR

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP ME GET

THROUGH THIS?"

Pat: THE JOY OF THE

LORD -- YOU CAN LEAVE THAT

UP ON THE SCREEN.

THE JOY OF THE LORD IS YOUR

STRENGTH.

AND YOU NEED TO BE FILLED

WITH THE JOY OF THE LORD.

I WILL PRAISE THE LORD AT

ALL TIMES.

HIS PRAISE WILL CONTINUALLY

BE IN MY MOUTH.

YOU NEED TO BE PRAISING

GOD.

LORD, I PRAISE YOU.

I THANK YOU, I BLESS YOU.

IN YOUR HEART, AS YOU'RE

GOING TO WORK, I PRAISE THE

LORD.

INSTEAD OF THAT, YOU'RE

FOCUSING ON FIGHTING BAD

THOUGHTS.

IF YOU CONSUME YOURSELF, THE

NEGATIVE WILL TAKE YOU, EVEN

IF YOU'RE FIGHTING THEM.

SO DON'T DO IT.

HAVE AN ATTITUDE OF PRAISE.

I

AM REJOICING THE LORD.

GOD HAS BLESSED ME.

THIS IS THE DAY THE LORD

HATH MADE.

SAY THINGS.

GET

SCRIPTURES AND WRITE

THEM DOWN AND POST THEM ON

YOUR REFRIGERATOR AND

BATHROOM.

I WILL BLESS THE LORD AT ALL

TIMES.

THAT KIND OF THING.

AND LET YOUR THOUGHTS GO IN

THAT DIRECTION.

BUT DON'T BE FOCUSING, I'VE

GOT TO FIGHT THE BAD

THOUGHTS.

BECAUSE THE BAD THOUGHTS

WILL GET YOU.

Kristi: NEXT ONE FROM

ANONYMOUS, "THERE IS A MAN

IN OUR OFFICE WHO HAS BEEN

WITH THE COMPANY FOR MANY

YEARS.

HE IS IN HIS EARLY 80s,

AND DOESN'T CARE TO KEEP UP

WITH THE CURRENT

TECHNOLOGY.

HE SAYS IT IS SO IMPERSONAL

AND NOT THE WAY THEY USED TO

DO IT.

HE IS HOLDING US BACK IN

ADVANCING.

IS THERE ANYTHING IN

SCRIPTURE TO GUIDE US AS TO

HOW WE SHOULD DEAL WITH THIS

MAN?"

Pat: IN THE SCRIPTURE,

THEY RETIRED THE LEVITES.

THEY SERVED FROM 30 TO 50,

AND AFTER THAT, THEY DIDN'T

SERVE ACTIVELY IN THE TEMPLE

ANYMORE.

I'M IN MY EARLY 80s, AND I

MUST SAY THAT GENTLEMAN

SHOULD HAVE BEEN PUT ON THE

SHELF.

GIVE HIM A NICE GOLD WATCH,

SHAKE HIS HAND, GIVE HIM HIS

PENSION, HAVE A PARTY AND

HAVE A BANQUET, AND

EVERYBODY CHEERS, AND THEN

OUT THE DOOR.

IT IS AGE DISCRIMINATION, SO

THERE HAS TO BE A POLICY

THAT SAYS RETIREMENT AGE --

FOR MANY COMPANIES IT USED

TO BE 65, 70.

THIS GUY IS IN HIS 80s.

TECHNOLOGY HAS PASSED HIM

BY.

READ ABOUT THE LEVITES.

IN THE TEMPLE THEY SERVE

BETWEEN 30 AND 50.

GOOD-BYE.

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT

RETIRING.

THEY OUGHT TO SAY THAT TO

ME.

WHY DON'T YOU GO SIT ON A

BENCH AND THINK GOOD

THOUGHTS.

KRISTI WON'T LET ME RETIRE,

WILL YOU, DARLING?

YES, YOU WILL.

Kristi: "IF GOD IS ALL

POWERFUL, WHY DID HE TAKE

SIX DAYS TO CREATE

EVERYTHING?

WHY NOT SPEAK EVERYTHING IN

EXISTENCE ALL AT ONCE.

THIS IS SOMETHING MY SON

ASKS ME, AND I DON'T HAVE

THE ANSWER."

Pat: WELL, HE IS ALL

POWERFUL AND HE COULD HAVE.

IF CREATION TOOK AS LONG --

IT DIDN'T TAKE SIX DAYS.

I HATE TO TELL YOU, IT TOOK

A LONG TIME.

VARIOUS PROCESSES TOOK

PLACE.

FOR EXAMPLE, HOW DID WE GET

OCEANS HERE ON THIS EARTH?

WE PROBABLY

GOT HIT BY SOME

PLANET

ORY PHENOMENON, LIKE A

COMET THAT WAS FILLED WITH

ICE AND IT HAD WATER.

SOMETHING HAD TO HIT US AND

SPIN OFF A MOON.

THE MOON IS IMPORTANT TO THE

EARTH.

WELL, ALL THOSE PROCESSES --

GOD

DOESN'T SHORT-CIRCUIT

THE

PROCESSES OF LIFE.

ANYMORE, HE COULD CREATE YOU

FULL GROWN.

BUT HE DOESN'T.

HE STARTS OUT WITH THE

LITTLE SPERM AND THE EMBRYO,

AND A BABY, AND THEN THE

BABY GETS OLDER AND HE

BEGINS TO WALK.

AND BEFORE LONG HE BEGINS TO

SPEAK AND HIS MIND IS

FORMED.

WHY DIDN'T GOD JUST PUT HIM

OUT THERE AT 32, 35, 40,

WHATEVER?

HE COULD, BUT THAT'S NOT THE

WAY GOD WORKS.

HE WORKS WITH PROCESSES, AND

HE WORKS THROUGH THE NORMAL

MATURATION OF PLANTS AND

SEEDS

AND BIRDS AND HUMAN

BEINGS AND CREATION.

SO, YES, HE COULD HAVE.

THAT'S WHAT

YOU

TELL YOUR

CHILD.

SURE, HE COULD

HAVE.

HE HAD THE POWER TO SAY, LET

IT ALL BE PERFECT.

BUT THEN HOW WOULD IT

CONTINUE?

HOW WOULD YOU NEXT

GENERATION

CONTINUE?

HE SET

IN

MOTION A

SELF-SUSTAINING UNIVERSE,

WHERE THE ANIMALS AND THE

PEOPLE AND THE PLANTS COULD

RENEW THEMSELVES AND HAVE

THAT CREATION.

Kristi: FINAL QUESTION,

SHERRY SAYS, "COULD YOU

PLEASE CLARIFY WHY BELIEVERS

SAY GOD

GAVE HIS ONLY

BEGOTTEN SON TO BE FOR OUR

SINS.

WHEN I WITNESS TO PEOPLE, I

STAY AWAY FROM THIS BECAUSE

IT REALLY CONFUSES ME."

Pat: THE TRINITY IS

TRUE.

IT IS A VERY HARD THING TO

UNDERSTAND.

BUT GOD IS ETERNALLY

EXISTENT IN THREE PERSONS.

THE FATHER IS THE CREATIVE

THOUGHT.

THE SON IS THE AGENT OF

CREATION.

THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE LIFE

OF GOD FLOWING THROUGH

CREATION AND BRINGING THE

POWER OF GOD INTO PLAY.

WHERE WAS GOD -- THE TRINITY

WAS THERE.

WHEN JESUS WAS BAPTIZED IN

THE

JORDAN RIVER, THE HOLY

SPIRIT CAME.

THE FATHER

SPEAKS FROM

HEAVEN, THIS IS MY SON, WITH

WHOM I'M WELL-PLEASED.

THERE IS THE SON IN THE

WATER BEING BAPTIZED.

THEY'RE ALL THERE TOGETHER.

I'M NOT QUITE SURE WHAT THAT

QUESTION WAS.

WOULD YOU EXPLAIN IT TO ME

ONE MORE TIME.

Kristi: I WAS THINKING

THE SAME THING.

"COULD YOU PLEASE CLARIFY

WHY BELIEVERS SAY GOD GAVE

HIS OWN BEGOTTEN SON TO BE

CRUCIFIED FOR OUR SINS.

THAT IS QUESTION ONE.

AND WHERE DOES THE TRINITY

FIT INTO THAT?

AND WASN'T JESUS A PART OF

THAT?

YES, JESUS WAS PART OF

THAT.

WHEN I WITNESS TO PEOPLE, I

STAY AWAY FROM THAT."

Kristi: YOU'VE GOT THE

FATHER, THE SON, AND THE

HOLY GHOST.

Pat: HE WAS THE SON THE

GOD.

IT IS CONFUSING BECAUSE

TRINITY IS A MINISTER.

BE CAREFUL OF ONE THING.

IT IS SO EASY TO SAY IT IS

WATER, STEAM, AND ICE.

UH-UH.

UH-UH.

THEY ARE THREE.

THE TRINITY -- THE FATHER

DOESN'T BECOME THE SON, AND

THE SON DON'T BECOME THE

HOLY SPIRIT.

THEY'RE ALL THREE SEPARATE

BEINGS, ETERNALLY EXIST

TENT.

EXISTENT, BUT ETERNALLY

EXIST TANENT IN THREE

SEPARATE PEOPLE.

WHEN WE WERE LITTLE, WE

LEARNED IT WAS AN EGG.

YOU'VE GOT THE YOLK, YOU'VE

GOT THE WHITE, AND YOU'VE

GOT THE SHELL.

I DON'T KNOW, I WAS IN THIRD

GRADE.

I'M GOING TO SWITCH.

YOU'RE GIVING ME THAT LOOK.

I KNOW THAT LOOK, PAT.

Pat: I WILL NOT COMMENT

ON THAT BECAUSE IT IS TIME

TO TAKE A BREAK.

Kristi: ALL RIGHT.

YOU READY?

UP NEXT, A 4-YEAR-OLD HAD A

SECRET SO DARK HER PARENTS

WOULDN'T EVEN BELIEVE HER.

AND SHE'S JUST ABOUT TO TELL

ALL OF US, NEXT.

Pat: IT'S A HORRIBLE

STATISTIC: 15% OF THE

VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 12.

AND VIRTUALLY HALF OF ALL OF

THE CHILDREN IN AMERICA ARE

MOLESTED BEFORE THEY GET TO

BE 18.

TAMMY WAS JUST FOUR YEARS

OLD WHEN THAT MOLESTATION

HAPPENED TO HER.

UNFORTUNATELY FOR TAMMY, IT

DIDN'T END THERE.

AND EVEN AFTER THE ABUSE

STOPPED, TAMMY SPENT THE

NEXT PART OF HER LIFE TRYING

TO GET OVER WHAT HAD

HAPPENED TO HER.

I KNEW THAT AS SOON AS I

WALKED IN THE DOOR, MY LIFE

WAS GOING TO GO INTO A DARK

PLACE.

I KNEW THAT I WAS GOING TO

BE ABUSED IN SOME WAY.

Reporter: TAMMY BEST

SPENT HER CHILDHOOD IN A

HOUSE FULL OF DARK SECRETS.

SHE GREW UP IN A LARGE

BLENDED FAMILY.

AND WHEN SHE WAS ONLY FOUR

YEARS OLD, AN OLDER

STEPBROTHER BEGAN TO

SEXUALLY MOLEST HER.

WHEN SHE TOLD HER PARENTS,

THEY IGNORED HER CLAIMS.

I FELT BETRAYED BY MY

PARENTS.

I FELT LIKE I WASN'T

WORTHY.

I FELT LIKE NOBODY CARED.

I FELT LIKE IT DIDN'T

MATTER.

Reporter: THE ABUSE

CONTINUED FOR YEARS AT THE

HANDS OF SEVERAL

STEPBROTHERS.

I'M NOT SURE HOW I COULD

HAVE ARTICULATED AT THAT AGE

HOW I FELT.

I KNOW I JUST FELT REALLY

BAD ALL THE TIME.

DEEP SADNESS, TROUBLED,

PAIN, HEARTACHE, A FEELING

OF LONELINESS AND

NOTHINGNESS.

Reporter: TAMMY HID HER

PAIN FROM THE OUTSIDE

WORLD.

SHE BECAME AN EXCELLENT

STUDENT, BUT IT WASN'T LONG

BEFORE THE ABUSE SHE

SUFFERED DESTROYED EVERY

AREA OF HER LIFE.

I DID BECOME

PROMISCUOUS.

I WAS INTRODUCED TO SEXUAL

PERVERSION SO EARLY THAT MY

MIND AND BODY WERE

CONFLICTING.

SOMETHING ABOUT SEX THAT MEN

LIKE, AND IF I CAN USE IT TO

CONTROL SOMEBODY, THEN WHY

NOT BE THE PERSON

CONTROLLING THE SITUATION,

INSTEAD OF BEING THE PERSON

BEING TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF.

Reporter: IN THE EIGHTH

GRADE, TAMMY GOT PREGNANT

AND GAVE BIRTH TO A

DAUGHTER.

THE 13-YEAR-OLD MOTHER SAW

KNOW HOPE FOR THE FUTURE.

SHE BEGAN TO DRINK AND DO

DRUGS TO NUMB THE PAIN.

I REALIZED EVERY TIME I

TOOK A DRINK, OR ANY TIME I

SMOKED, IT WAS BECAUSE I

STARTED THINKING ABOUT MY

CHILDHOOD.

I STARTED THINKING ABOUT HOW

I NEVER REALLY HAD ONE.

HOW I HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO

SEE MYSELF AS AN ADULT.

AND IT WASN'T FAIR.

IT WASN'T FAIR.

Reporter: TAMMY PLANNED

HER FINAL ESCAPE.

I TRIED TO COMMIT SUICIDE

BY INGESTING SOME PILLS, A

LARGE AMOUNT OF PILLS.

BUT IT DIDN'T WORK.

NOBODY EVER ASKED ME WHY I

TRIED TO KILL MYSELF.

THEY NEVER ASKED ME WHY.

Reporter: TAMMY'S

SUICIDE ATTEMPT STOPPED WHEN

HE HAD HER SECOND CHILD AT

16.

AS HER CHILDREN GREW OLDER,

SHE TAPERED HER SMOKING AND

DRINKING, BUT FOOD BECAME

HER DRUG OF CHOICE.

NOW I'VE GONE FROM BEING

ABUSED BY OTHERS TO ABUSING

MYSELF.

AND AT THE TOP WEIGHT, I WAS

ABOUT 313 POUNDS, WHICH IS

WHERE I TOPPED OUT AT, SIZE

26.

Reporter: AS TAMMY WAS

DATING THE FATHER OF HER

SECOND CHILD, HIS MOTHER

SHOWED AN INTEREST IN

TAMMY'S WELL-BEING.

HIS MOTHER WAS A CHURCH

LADY.

SHE WOULD PRAY.

SHE WAS WHAT I WOULD HAVE

LIKED TO HAVE GROWING UP.

AND SHE WOULD SAY, YOU NEED

TO PRAY.

YOU NEED TO GO TO CHURCH.

YOU CAN'T KEEP HAVING KIDS.

I WANTED TO LIVE RIGHT.

AND I WAS READY.

Reporter: ONE DAY TAMMY

CRIED OUT TO GOD IN HER

DESPERATION.

AND I REMEMBER SAYING,

OKAY, GOD, HERE I AM.

IF YOU'RE LISTENING, I NEED

YOUR HELP.

I NEED YOUR HELP IS ALL I

SAID.

I NEED YOUR HELP.

THAT WAS MY FIRST STEP.

Reporter: AFTER TAMMY'S

PRAYER, CIRCUMSTANCES IN HER

LIFE BEGAN TO CHANGE.

MY BRAKES WENT OUT AND

SOMEBODY VOLUNTEERED TO FIX

THE BRAKES.

CAR INSURANCE WAS GOING TO

GET CANCELLED, AND SOMEBODY

GAVE ME THE MONEY TO PAY IT

AND SAID DON'T WORRY ABOUT

IT, YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY IT

BACK.

I KNEW THAT THAT WAS GOD.

HIS HAND WAS ON ME.

Reporter: SIX MONTHS

LATER TAMMY MET AND

EVENTUALLY MARRIED A

CHRISTIAN MAN NAMED RONALD.

THEY STARTED GOING TO CHURCH

TOGETHER.

THE VOID WAS GOING AWAY.

THE MORE I SAID YES TO GOD,

THE MORE THAT SPACE BEGAN TO

FILL.

IT WAS LIKE I COULD

LITERALLY FILL A HOLE.

IT WAS JUST CLOSING AND

CLOSING AND CLOSING.

Reporter: AS TAMMY GREW

CLOSER TO GOD, SO DID HER

DESIRE TO BE FREE FROM HER

ADDICTIONS AND PAST HURTS.

MY DELIVERANCE WENT

HAND-IN-HAND WITH MY BELIEF

TO FORGIVE.

BECAUSE ONCE I WAS ABLE TO

FORGIVE, I WAS ABLE TO LET

GO OF ALL OF THAT RESIDUE

THAT WAS LEFT OVER FROM THE

ABUSE, AND I WAS ABLE TO

MOVE FORWARD.

IT WASN'T A WEIGHT CARRYING

ME DOWN ANYMORE.

Reporter:

TODAY TAMMY

AND RONALD HAVE FOUR

CHILDREN.

SHE IS FREE FROM HER

ADDICTIONS

AND HAS LOST OVER

100 POUNDS.

SHE HAS ALSO WRITTEN A BOOK

CALLED "SECRET SURVIVOR," TO

HELP OTHERS HEAL FROM SEXUAL

ABUSE.

HE TOOK ALL OF THAT GRIT

AND GRIME AND HE CLEANED IT

ALL UP.

I SHARE MY TESTIMONY BECAUSE

I WANT TO BRING AWARENESS,

BUT I WANT PEOPLE TO SEE

THAT GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF

PERSONS.

HE DELIVERED ME; SURELY HE

WILL DELIVER YOU.

Pat: THE PAIN -- WHAT

PAIN DO YOU HAVE?

MAN, TAMMY MUST HAVE

SUFFERED.

DIDN'T THINK ANYBODY CARED.

THAT IS WHAT WAS SO BAD.

WHO DOES SHE TELL IT TO?

SHE IS HAVING THESE THINGS

DONE TO HER WHEN SHE WAS A

LITTLE GIRL.

WHO DOES SHE TELL?

THERE WAS NOBODY LISTENING.

NOBODY WAS THERE.

NOBODY CARED.

SHE BEGAN TO THROW HERSELF

AWAY, AND THE NEXT THING YOU

KNOW, SHE IS PROMISCUOUS,

AND SHE STARTS HAVING

BABIES, AND THEN SHE HAS TO

LOOK AFTER CHILDREN, AND SHE

ABUSED HERSELF BY GETTING

TERRIBLY OVERWEIGHT.

ALL OF THIS, DESTROYING

HERSELF.

BUT GOD SAID ABOUT TAMMY,

YOU ARE PRECIOUS.

AND I WANT TO SAY THIS OVER

AND OVER AGAIN, YOU ARE

PRECIOUS!

IT DOESN'T MAKE ANY

DIFFERENCE WHAT'S BEEN DONE

TO YOU.

IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW MUCH

PEOPLE HATE YOU OR THEY'VE

ABUSED YOU OR MADE FUN OF

YOU OR RAPED YOU, OR

WHATEVER THEY'VE DONE.

YOU ARE PRECIOUS IN GOD'S

SIGHT.

AND IF YOU TURN TO HIM, YOU

THERE FIND DELIVERANCE FROM

THE PAIN.

YOU WILL FIND A NEW LIFE,

AND YOU WILL FIND MIRACLES

BEGIN TO HAPPEN IN YOUR

LIFE.

AND IF YOU WANT THAT, I JUST

ASK YOU NOW, BEFORE THIS

PROGRAM GOES OFF THE AIR, I

WANT YOU TO BOW YOUR HEAD

AND PRAY RIGHT NOW, WHEREVER

YOU ARE.

ASK THE LORD.

PRAY THIS PRAYER WITH ME.

LORD JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT,

PRAY WITH ME.

LORD JESUS CHRIST, RIGHT NOW

I BRING TO YOU MY SUFFERING,

MY PAIN, MY SHAME, MY HURT,

MY SIN.

I GIVE IT ALL TO YOU.

AND I TAKE YOUR

FORGIVENESS.

AND I THANK YOU, LORD, THAT

YOU HAVE FORGIVEN ME, THAT

YOU'VE CLEANSED ME, AND THAT

YOU'VE HEALED ME.

I RECEIVE YOUR LIFE INTO MY

LIFE.

THANK YOU, JESUS, THAT

YOU'VE HEARD MY PRAYER.

THANK YOU, LORD, THAT YOU

HAVE COME IN TO MY HEART.

THANK YOU, IN JESUS' NAME.

PRAISE THE LORD.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME JUST

THEN, I WANT YOU TO DO

SOMETHING IN THESE SHORT

MOMENTS WE'VE GOT LEFT.

I WANT TO SEND YOU SOMETHING

THAT WILL HELP YOU GET

STARTED.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

IN HERE IS A COMPACT DISC,

CONCENTRATED TEACHING ABOUT

WHAT JUST HAPPENED TO YOU.

WHAT ABOUT SIN?

WHAT ABOUT FORGIVENESS?

WHAT ABOUT HAVING A NEW LIFE

IN CHRIST?

I'LL GIVE THIS TO YOU FREE.

IT WON'T COST YOU ANYTHING.

I ASK YOU TO CALL

1-800-759-0700, AND WE'LL

SEND IT TO YOU.

THERE IS NO FINANCES.

IT IS A TOLL-FREE CALL, IF

YOU JUST WANT TO CALL.

BUT YOU CALL.

YOU NEED TO TELL

SOMEBODY.

THERE ARE FOLKS ON THE

PHONES RIGHT NOW WHO LOVE

YOU.

THEY'RE

VERY SYMPATHETIC.

THEY HAVE HAD

THE SAME

EXPERIENCE YOU HAVE HAD.

CALL

AND

SAY I PRAYED WITH

PAT AND GAVE MY HEART TO THE

LORD.

1-800-759-0700.

THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE

FOR THIS PROGRAM.

TOMORROW GET A SNEAK PEEK AT

THE EASTER EPISODE OF

"SUPERBOOK."

AND TODAY WE LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS FROM PHILIPIANS:

"MY GOD WILL MEET ALL OF

YOUR NEEDS ACCORDING TO HIS

GLORIOUS RICHES IN CHRIST

JESUS."

FOR KRISTI,

LEE, AND ALL OF

US, THIS IS PAT ROBERTSON.

WE'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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