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700 Club Interactive: Addicted to Porn - March 13, 2013

Michael Wood shares his testimony of how he overcame a crippling addiction to pornography. Read Transcript


Lee: A KID WITH A

KILLER ADDICTION.

I WOULD CUT PICTURES OUT

AND PUT THEM IN MY POCKET

AND I THOUGHT ABOUT IT AT

SCHOOL AND I THOUGHT ABOUT

IT AT CHURCH.

AND IT GOT TO WHERE I

STOPPED ASKING FOR

FORGIVENESS ALL TOGETHER AND

I WAS VERY SUICIDAL.

Lee: AND HOW HE SOUGHT

TREATMENT.

TODAY ON "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

Gordon: ON "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE," WE USE

TECHNOLOGY TO PRAY FOR EACH

OTHER AND EXPLORE TOPICS

THAT MATTER TO YOU.

WATCH WHAT GOD IS DOING IN

THE WORLD TODAY.

Gordon: MICHAEL WOOD IS

THE SON OF A PREACHER,

ANDTHE WORDS OF DUSTY

SPRINGFIELD, BEING GOOD

ISN'T ALWAYS EASY.

TO HIS FRIENDS AND FAMILY,

HE SEEMED LIKE THE PERFECT

KID.

HOWEVER, HE HAD A SECRET

THAT NEARLY TOOK HIS LIFE.

MY NAME IS MICHAEL WOOD,

AND I GROUP UP A PASTOR'S

SON FOR THE MAJORITY OF MY

LIFE.

JUST GOING AFTER GOOD,

EXPERIENCING HIS PRESENCE

AND HIS LOVE AND HIS TOUCH

IN MY LIFE.

BY THE TIME I WAS 15 YEARS

OLD, I DEVELOPED AN

OUTRAGEOUS ADDICTION TO

PORNOGRAPHY.

AND IT SO AFFECTED EVERY

AREA OF MY LIFE THAT I GOT

TO THE POINT WHERE I WOULD

CUT PICTURES OUT OF THE

MAGAZINES AND PUT THEM IN MY

POCKET AND CARRY THEM TO

SCHOOL WHEN I WAS HANGING

OUT WITH FRIENDS.

I THOUGHT ABOUT IT AT

SCHOOL.

I THOUGHT ABOUT IT AT

CHURCH.

I THOUGHT ABOUT IT AT HOME.

MY ADDICTION JUST WENT TO

ANOTHER LEVEL.

WHEN WE GOT INTERNET IN MY

HOME.

ON THE WEEKENDS, WHEN MY

PARENTS WOULD GO AND VISIT

MY GRANDPARENTS, I WOULD LYE

S LIE SO I COULD STAY

HOME.

I WOULD SAY I WAS SICK, BUT

THEN I WOULD SPEND HOURS AND

HOURS ON THE COMPUTER.

AND THEN I WOULD GO IN MY

BEDROOM AND CRY AND ASK GOD

FOR FORGIVENESS.

IT GOT TO THE POINT WHERE I

STOPPED ASKING FOR

FORGIVENESS ALL TOGETHER.

I BEGAN TO IDOLIZE PEOPLE

LIKE KURT COBAIN, AND PEOPLE

WHO SANG ABOUT DEATH AND WHO

WROTE POETRY ABOUT DEATH.

I BEGAN TO GET THEIR

BIOGRAPHIES AND POSTERS AND

PUT THEM ALL OVER MY ROOM.

AND MY MOM KNEW SOMETHING

WAS WRONG WITH ME.

AND SHE HEARD ABOUT WHAT GOD

WAS DOING HERE AT HAMILTON,

ALABAMA, WITH THE YOUTH

CHURCH GROUP.

AND SHE TOOK ME AGAINST MY

WILL.

WHERE WE WENT, IT WAS PACKED

AND CROWDED AND HOT.

ALL I COULD THINK ABOUT IS

HOW MUCH I HATED IT AND HOW

MUCH I WANTED TO LEAVE.

AT THE SAME TIME, WHILE

WORSHIP WAS GOING ON, I

DIDN'T LIKE IT, BUT I FELT

THAT SAME LOVE OF GOD I FELT

AS A CHILD, AND THAT SAME

TOUCH, AND THAT SAME

CONVICTION OF GOD SAYING

WHAT YOU'RE DOING IS WRONG,

BUT THERE IS A LOVE HERE AND

A POWER HERE THAT IS GREAT

ENOUGH TO SET YOU FREE.

THERE CAME AN OPPORTUNITY TO

RESPOND TO THE ALTER CALL,

AND I WAS SO PULLED BECAUSE

I KNEW WHAT GOD WAS SAYING

IN MY HEART WAS TO COME AND

BE SET FREE.

BUT I WAS SO AFRAID OF WHAT

MY MOM WAS GOING TO THINK OF

ME.

I DIDN'T WANT HER TO KNOW

WHAT I WAS DEALING WITH.

I FINALLY FIND ENOUGH

COURAGE TO SHOVE MYSELF INTO

THE AISLE.

I WAS WEARING A BLUE FLORIDA

GATORS' CAP, AND I THREW IT

OFF.

AND WHEN I DID, TEARS

STARTED RUNNING DOWN BY FACE

AS THE LOVE OF JESUS CAME

THROUGH.

I FELT IN THE MOMENT THE

ADDICTION TO PORNOGRAPHY

BREAK.

AND I SAT THERE AND WEPT AND

WEPT AND WEPT AS THE LOVE OF

GOD, WHICH IS SO REAL IN MY

PART -- AND I DON'T

REMEMBER, HONESTLY, ANYTHING

ELSE ABOUT THE SERVICE THAT

NIGHT.

IT INITIATED A JOURNEY IN ME

AND IT HAS BEEN SEVEN AND A

HALF YEARS SINCE I LOOKED AT

ONE PORNOGRAPHIC IMAGE.

AND IT HAS BEEN JUST AS LONG

ANYTHING WITH CONNECTED WITH

DEATH OR SUICIDE AND ALL OF

THE JUNK CONNECTED BY

PORNOGRAPHY, AND THAT WHOLE

LIFE DRIVEN BY LUST AND

PERVERSION HAS BEEN DRIVEN

OFF BECAUSE THAT NIGHT I

EXPERIENCED THE LOVE AND

JESUS.

Gordon: AND YOU CAN

EXPERIENCE THE SAME THING.

HE IS THERE FOR YOU.

GET THAT THROUGH YOUR HEAD,

GOD LOVES YOU.

HE DOESN'T WANT ANYONE TO

DIE.

HE DOESN'T WANT TO CONDEMN

ANYONE.

IT'S NOT IN HIS HEART AT

ALL.

WHAT DOES HE WANT FOR YOU?

HE WANTS YOU TO HAVE

RIGHTEOUSNESS, HE WANTS YOU

TO HAVE PEACE, AND HE WANTS

YOU TO HAVE JOY.

AND HE WANTS TO GIVE IT TO

YOU FOR FREE.

AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

ASK HIM.

SO OFTEN WHEN WE GET TRAPPED

IN SIN, WE'RE JUST LIKE

MICHAEL.

WE START THE GUILT AND THE

SHAME.

WHAT IF SOMEBODY FOUND OUT.

WHAT IF THEY REALLY KNEW WHO

I WAS?

AND SO IT JUST PUSHES YOU

FURTHER INTO IT.

AND INSTEAD YOU WANTING TO

BE FREE, YOU WANT TO GO

FURTHER INTO THE DARKNESS SO

YOU CAN HIDE EVEN MORE.

BUT YOU ALREADY KNOW THAT'S

NOT THE WAY, AND THAT'S NOT

EVER GOING TO WORK.

WHAT'S GOING TO WORK?

IT'S WHEN YOU COME TO GOD

AND YOU YOU SAY, WILL YOU

FORGIVE ME?

WILL YOU SET ME FREE?

FOR SOME OF YOU, YOU MAY

THINK, I'VE GONE TOO FAR,

I'VE DONE TOO MUCH.

THERE IS NO WAY GOD STILL

LOVES ME.

YES, HE DOES.

YES, HE DO.

THE STORY OF THE PRODIGAL

SON IS FOR YOU.

HERE IS A SON WHO TOOK HIS

ENTIRE INHERITANCE AND

WASTED IT ALL, SPENT IT ALL,

AND FINALLY IS FEEDING SLOP

TO PIGS.

THAT'S HOW FAR HE GOT AWAY

FROM WHAT HIS FATHER

WANTED.

AND WHEN HE CAME TO

HIMSELF -- UNDERSTAND THAT,

WHEN HE CAME TO HIMSELF --

THAT'S WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS,

WHEN HE CAME TO HIMSELF, HE

TURNED, AND HE SAID, YOU

KNOW IT WILL BE BETTER FOR

ME IN MY FATHER'S HOUSE.

IT WOULD BE BETTER TO BE A

SERVANT IN MY FATHER'S HOUSE

THAN TO DO WHAT I'M DOING

NOW.

COME TO YOURSELF.

UNDERSTAND WHO YOU ARE.

YOU ARE A CHILD OF GOD.

YOU WERE CREATED BY HIM,

UNIQUELY.

FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY

MADE.

HE MADE YOU TO DO GOOD

THINGS.

HE HAS CREATED GOOD THINGS

FOR YOU TO DO THAT YOU WILL

ENJOY.

IT WILL GIVE YOU PEACE AND

SATISFACTION.

WHY WOULD YOU TRADE THAT?

FOR A LIE.

WHY WOULD YOU TRADE THAT FOR

SOMETHING OTHER?

DO YOU REALLY THINK YOU CAN

MAKE IT ON YOUR OWN, DO IT

ON YOUR OWN?

COME BACK HOME.

AND DO IT TODAY.

COME BACK HOME.

AND THAT'S WHAT GOD IS

SAYING TO YOU, COME BACK

HOME.

JESUS SAYS CLEARLY: "BEHOLD

I STAND AT THE DOOR AND

COMIC, AND IF ANYONE --"

THAT'S YOU -- "HEARS MY

VOICE AND OPENS THE DOOR,

I'LL COME IN."

STOP TRYING TO DO IT ON YOUR

OWN, AND LET JESUS HELP

YOU.

LET HIM COME IN AND CONQUER

YOUR HEART WITH HIS LOVE.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ASK

HIM.

SO IF THIS IS FOR YOU, IF

THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT, JUST

BOW YOUR HEAD AND PRAY A

VERY SIMPLE PRAYER, AND LET

JESUS DO ALL OF THE REST.

WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR OTHERS,

HE IS ABLE AND WILLING TO DO

FOR YOU.

IF YOU JUST ASK HIM.

SO PRAY WITH ME.

BOW YOUR HEAD.

CLOSE YOUR EYES.

AND LET'S PRAY TOGETHER.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT, SAY

IT OUT LOUD.

JESUS, I COME TO YOU.

AND, LORD, I ASK FOR

FORGIVENESS OF ALL OF THE

THINGS THAT I'VE DONE

WRONG.

I ASK FORGIVENESS FOR THE

HIDING, FOR ALL OF THE TIMES

I'VE TRIED TO FOOL PEOPLE

AROUND ME, TO COVER UP.

AND, LORD, RIGHT NOW I ASK

THAT YOU FORGIVE ME OF

THAT.

AND I ASK THAT YOU BREAK

THIS ADDICTION OFF OF ME AND

SET ME FREE.

JESUS, COME INTO MY HEART.

BE MY SAVIOR.

BE MY ALL AND ALL.

I ASK THAT YOU DO THIS NOW,

AND I ASK IN YOUR NAME,

AMEN.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO JUST

PRAYED, I ASK FOR A BAPTISM

IN YOUR LOVE.

I ASK THAT YOUR LOVE WOULD

COME INTO THEM, FLOW THROUGH

THEM, BE ALL AROUND THEM,

AND FILL THEM NOW.

LET THEM KNOW THAT THEIR

PRAYER HAS BEEN HEARD AND

ACCEPTED BY YOU.

AND I ASK IT ALL IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

THE BIBLE SAYS IF YOU'LL

BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART AND

THEN CONFESS WITH YOUR

MOUTH, YOU SHALL BE SAVED.

WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO IS DO

THAT, CONFESS WITH YOUR

MOUTH.

I MADE IT EASY FOR YOU.

THERE IS A TOLL-FREE NUMBER

YOU CAN CALL.

1-888-777-1999.

JUST CALL AND SAY, I PRAYED

WITH THAT GUY ON TV.

AND I ASKED JESUS TO COME

INTO MY HEART.

WHEN YOU CALL, WE'VE GOT A

FREE PACKET FOR YOU.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

I WANT YOU TO HAVE THIS SO

YOU CAN STUDY AND KEEP IT.

IT'S FREE.

WHAT DO YOU DO NOW?

HOW DO YOU LIVE THE

CHRISTIAN LIFE?

THERE IS A BOOKLET WITH

BIBLE VERSES.

I ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET A

COUPL COPY OF THE BIBLE.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE ONE, YOU

CAN GO TO cbn.com AND

ENROLL IN ONE OF OUR BIBLE

READING PROGRAMS.

AND THERE ARE A LOT OF

MATERIALS.

WHAT ARE THE FOUNDATIONS OF

THE FAITH?

WHAT DO CHRISTIANS BELIEVE?

WHAT IS THE CONFIDENCE WE

HAVE THAT WE ARE GOING TO BE

WITH GOD FOR ALL ETERNITY?

IT IS ALL FREE.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LOG ON

TO cbn.com, AND YOU'LL

HAVE IT.

MAKE THAT CALL AND DO IT

RIGHT NOW.

1-888-777-1999.

WELL, COMING UP, TODD WEISS

FINDS TREASURE IN A VERY

UNLIKELY PLACE.

Gordon: DON'T JUDGE A

BOOK BY ITS COVER.

THAT'S A PHRASE WE'VE ALL

HEARD, BUT IT'S BEEN RARELY

FOLLOWED.

ON TODD WHITE'S RECENT

RECENT VISIT TO NEW YORK

CITY, HE ENCOUNTERED A MAN

SOME MIGHT HAVE PASSED BY.

AND WHAT TODD DISCOVERED WAS

PURE GOLD.

WE WALKED BY THE GUY WHO

WAS DOING THE TRASH HERE,

JUST DOWN HERE BY THE

WATERFRONT.

I FELT THE HEART OF GOD FOR

HIM.

THERE WAS HEAVINESS WHEN I

WALKED BY, BUT HE WAS

TALKING AND GIVING PEOPLE

DIRECTIONS, SO I KIND OF HAD

TO WAIT.

RARELY TO PEOPLE WALK UP TO

PEOPLE LIKE THAT AND SAY, I

WANT TO TELL YOU YOU'RE

AMAZING, YOU'RE SPECIAL.

THERE ARE PEOPLE WE WALK BY

EVERY DAY AND WE DON'T EVEN

SEE THEM.

AND WE OPENED UP THE

CONVERSATION, AND HE SAID, I

NEED TO GET RIGHT WITH GOD.

THE CONVICTION OF GOD CAME

UPON HIM.

WHAT I SEE IS YOU'RE

FIGHTING THIS THING.

GOD IS SO GOOD TO ME.

HE IS EVEN BETTER THAN

THAT.

I'M READY.

I JUST WANT TO TELL YOU

SOMETHING, MAN.

I LOVE YOU WITH ALL OF MY

HEART.

I'M LOOKING IN YOUR EYES,

AND I SEE JESUS IN YOU.

I KEEP FEELING -- IS THERE

AN ADDICTION IN THERE?

YEAH.

I WANT TO PRAY FOR THAT

THING TO BE BROKEN OFF OF

YOU SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO

STRUGGLE ANYMORE.

I'M ON ALCOHOL.

I USED TO BE ON COKE --

I REBUKE THE ADDICTION

AND I COMMAND IT TO LEAVE

RIGHT NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME, FATHER, I

THANK YOU FOR AMAZING

GRACE.

RIGHT NOW.

RIGHT NOW LET HIM GO.

THANK YOU, LORD.

I RECEIVE IT.

RIGHT NOW.

FATHER, THANK YOU.

EVEN WHEN HE GOES HOME, THAT

EVERY BIT OF PORNOGRAPHY

WOULD BE ROUTED OUT, GOD, IN

JESUS' NAME.

IT WOULD BE GONE.

HE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO EVEN

HAVE IT IN THE HOUSE ANY

MORE.

THE APARTMENT WOULD BE

CLEAN.

I THANK YOU THAT WHEN HE

TURNS THE TV ON, YOU'RE

GOING TO GUIDE HIS EYES ON

WHAT TO WATCH AND WHATNOT TO

WATCH..

GOD, I THANK YOU YOU FOR THE

INTENSE LEVEL.

I WANT YOU TO SAY THIS.

I SURRENDER.

I SURRENDER.

I GIVE IT ALL.

I GIVE IT ALL.

RIGHT NOW.

RIGHT NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME.

IN JESUS' NAME.

WE MAKE A MARKER IN THE

SAND.

WE MAKE A MARKER IN THE

SAND.

GOD, I'M ASKING YOU FOR

GRACE TO NEVER LOOK BACK.

GOD, I'M ASKING YOU FOR

GRACE TO NEVER LOOK BACK.

HE HAS AN AMAZING VOICE.

HOLY, YOU ARE SO HOLY.

COME ON.

YEAH.

* SO HOLY ARE YOU, LORD

WOW.

GOD BLESS YOU.

COME ON, MAN.

I JUST WANT TO SAY THIS

TO MY EX-WIFE.

I'M ASKING YOU TO FORGIVE ME

FOR EVERYTHING I'VE EVER

DONE TO YOU AND MY FAMILY

AND MY KIDS.

AND I PRAY THAT WHEREVER GOD

LEADS YOU, HE WILL GIVE YOU

ALL THAT YOU DESIRE BECAUSE

I CHEATED YOU OUT OF THAT.

THAT REPENTANCE, MAN.

NOW LET IT GO AND DON'T

VISIT THAT AGAIN.

THAT JUST CAME RIGHT OUT OF

YOUR HEART, MAN.

HERE IS THE THING: I DON'T

HAVE TO POINT OUT THE BAD

THINGS IN HIS LIFE.

PEOPLE KNOW WHAT THE BAD

THINGS ARE.

WHAT I NEED TO DO IS PULL

THE GOLD OUT OF WHAT THE

WORLD SAYS IS NOTHING.

YOU COULD WALK RIGHT BY THAT

GUY AND SAY, HE IS JUST A

TRASH MAN.

NO.

HE IS AN IMPORTANT GUY.

GOD LOVES HIM.

HE IS HIS SON.

HE HAS A STORY.

EVERYBODY HAS A STORY.

AS WE PULLED OUT THE GOLD IN

HIM, THE GOODNESS OF GOD

CAME UPON HIM.

AND THE FEAR OF GOD CAME

UPON HIM, AND IT BRINGS

PEOPLE TO REPENTANCE.

I DON'T HAVE TO POINT THIS

STUFF OUT.

I NEED TO POINT OUT THE

GOODNESS AND POINT OUT THE

GOODNESS OF GOD SO PEOPLE

FEAR GOD.

AND THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED.

I JUST LOVE THAT.

JUST A GUY DOING THE TRASH.

WE SHOULD ALL LOVE PEOPLE

LIKE THAT.

Gordon: WE SHOULD ALL

LOVE PEOPLE LIKE THAT.

GOD LOVES THEM.

AND THE WONDERFUL THING IS

GOD WANTS TO LOVE PEOPLE

THROUGH YOU.

AND HE WANTS TO USE YOU TO

DO THAT.

WHAT WAS TODD DOING THERE?

WELL, HE WAS OPERATING IN A

SPIRITUAL GIFT, AND IT IS

CALLED THE WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE.

WHERE GOD WILL SUPER

NATURALLY GIVE INFORMATION

TO HELP YOU MINISTER TO

PEOPLE, TO HELP YOU LOVE ON

PEOPLE.

AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

JUST BE MINDFUL OF THAT,

THAT HE WANTS TO DO THAT,

THAT HE WANTS TO USE YOU TO

DO THE WORK OF THE

MINISTRY.

THAT'S WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A

SAINT.

YOU GO AROUND DOING GOOD

THINGS, JUST LIKE JESUS

DID.

SO HERE IS A WONDERFUL

PRAYER FOR YOU.

START PRAYING, GOD, WHAT DO

YOU WANT TO DO TODAY?

AND THEN YOU CAN EVEN GET

REAL SPECIFIC.

WHO DO YOU WANT ME TO

MINISTER TO TODAY?

YOU'RE WALKING DOWN THE

STREET, YOUR IN THE PARK,

JUST LIKE TODD WAS, AND,

LORD, DIRECT ME.

WHERE DO YOU WANT ME TO GO?

WHO DO YOU WANT ME TO TALK

TO?

AND YOU CAN GET VERY

SPECIFIC.

WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO SAY?

HOW DO YOU WANT ME TO

APPROACH THEM?

AND IF YOU DO IT IN THAT

WAY, DO IT FROM LOVE, NOT

FROM JUDGMENT -- KEEP IN

MIND, JESUS DIDN'T COME TO

CONDEMN THE WORLD, BUT TO

SAVE IT.

WHEN YOU APPROACH IT THAT

WAY, AND THEN SAY, OKAY, HOW

CAN I PRAY FOR YOU.

HOW CAN I -- AND, GOD,

DIRECT ME.

AND TODD WAS DOING THAT.

AND HE WAS NICE ABOUT IT.

AND HE SAID, I THINK YOU'VE

GOT AN ADDICTION ISSUE.

AND THE FIRST THING TO COME

OUT WASN'T THE REAL

PROBLEM.

THE FIRST THING WAS LUST,

AND THEN IT TOOK A WHILE,

AND THEN I'VE GOT A PROBLEM

WITH ALCOHOL.

AND, BY THE WAY, I USED TO

HAVE A REAL PROBLEM WITH

COCAINE.

WELL, NOW YOU'RE DEALING

WITH THE HEART.

AND YOU'RE DEALING WITH

THINGS THAT HAD DESTROYED

HIS MARRIAGE AND REALLY

MESSED UP HIS LIFE.

BUT IT WAS ABLE TO BE DEALT

WITH AND BROKEN THROUGH

PRAYER.

YOU SAW THE CHANGE.

AND WHERE IS THE GIFTING?

GOD, WHAT'S THE GIFTING?

I'VE GIVEN HIM MUSIC.

WELL, GET HIM TO SING.

OKAY.

THEN YOU SEE THE GOLD COME

OUT.

THEN YOU SEE WHAT CAN HAPPEN

WHEN PEOPLE ARE TRANSFORMED

BY A LOVING AND LIVING GOD.

WELL, COMING UP, FROM

ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE TO

TALKING ROBOTS, GET A LOOK

AT WHAT GOES INTO EVERY

EPISODE OF "SUPERBOOK."

UP NEXT.

Gordon: IN THE MOVIE

"BEN HURR," THE ROMANS FIGHT

A FLEET OF PIRATES.

IN 10 COMMANDMENTS, MOSES

STARTS WALKING OUT OF EGYPT

IN THE WRONG DIRECTION.

THESE ARE JUST EXAMPLES OF

HOW HOLLYWOOD IS NOT DOING

ITS HOMEWORK.

AS YOU'RE ABOUT TO SEE, YOU

DON'T HAVE TO WORRY WOULD

YO ABOUT THOSE BLUNDERING

WHEBLUNDERS WHEN WATCHING

THE NEW "SUPERBOOK."

I AM TAKING YOU TO MEET A

MAN WHO STOOD UP FOR WHAT HE

BELIEVED WAS RIGHT.

WHEN YOU'RE WATCHING

"SUPERBOOK," YOU'RE NOT JUST

WATCHING ANIMATED BIBLE

STORIES, BUT YOU'RE WATCHING

ONE OF THE MOST ACCURATE

STORIES OF THE MIDDLE EAST.

IT APPEARS WE'RE IN

ANCIENT BABYLON,

APPROXIMATELY 500 B.C.

EVERY DETAIL HAS BEEN

CHECKED, FROM THE CLOTHES TO

THE ARMOR, EVEN DOWN TO THE

TAPESTRIES IN THE

BACKGROUND.

HERE IS AN EXAMPLE: TAKE A

LOOK AT THIS SHOT.

IT IS ONLY UP THERE FOR A

FEW SECONDS, SO IF YOU

BLINK, YOU MIGHT MISS IT.

BUT THAT MASSIVE BLUE

STRUCTURE IS CALLED THE

ISHTAR GATE.

IT WAS BUILT IN 575 B.C.,

AND FAITHFULLY RECONSTRUCTED

BY OUR "SUPERBOOK" ANIMATORS

2500 YEARS LATER.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THAT

GEAL GATE IS STILL AROUND.

ONLY IT IS NOT IN BABYLON

ANYMORE.

IT IS NOW STANDING IN A

MUSEUM IN GERMANY.

OUR PRODUCERS SAW THE GATE

AND MADE SURE WHEN WE DREW

IT, WE HAD THE RIGHT COLORS,

THE RIGHT SIZE, AND ALL OF

THOSE LIONS ON THE WALL

FACING IN THE RIGHT

DIRECTION.

Gordon: AND THE REASON

IS WE WANT TO LET CHILDREN

KNOW THIS IS A REAL PLACE

AND A REALTIME, AND THIS IS

AN HISTORICAL EVENT THAT

HAPPENED.

AND IT'S NOT JUST THE

BACKGROUND.

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF

THIS OUTRAGE?

TAKE THIS HANDSOME

FELLOW.

HIS NAME IS DARIUS THE

GREAT.

HE WAS A REIGNING MONARCH OF

THE PERSIAN EMPIRE BETWEEN

522 AND 486 B.C.

HE IS ALSO THOUGHT TO BE THE

DARIUS REFERRED TO IN THE

BOOK OF DANIEL.

YOU ARE WISE ABOVE ALL

MEN IN MY KINGDOM.

WELL, WE DIDN'T JUST DRAW

HIM TO SUPPORT THE ZZ TOP

BEARD BECAUSE IT IS COOL.

THAT'S THE WAY HE LOOKED.

EVEN A KING CAN BE

UNCERTAIN ABOUT WHAT IS

RIGHT.

Gordon: THE MORE

HISTORICALLY ACCURATE WE CAN

MAKE THEM, THE LONGER THIS

SERIES WILL LAST.

BUT IT IS NOT JUST THE

LOOK THAT IS IMPORTANT.

THE FOUNDATION OF ANY

"SUPERBOOK" EPISODE IS THE

BIBLE STORY, WHETHER IT IS

DANIEL AND THE LION'S DEN OR

MOSES AND CREATION.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THE

STORY BEING TOLD BY US

MATCHES UP WITH THE STORY

BEING TOLD IN THE BIBLE,

EVEN DOWN TO THE DIALOGUE,

WHICH COMES DIRECTLY FROM

THE SCRIPTURES.

LONG LIVE THE KING!

MY LORD SENT THE KING TO

SHUT THE LION'S MOUTH SO HE

WOULD NOT HURT THEM.

THE GOAL OF "SUPERBOOK"

IS TO TEACH KIDS AROUND THE

WORLD ABOUT THE BIBLE.

THAT'S WHY THIS SERIES WILL

BE TRANSLATED INTO 18

LANGUAGES.

WE HOPE IN THE NEXT FEW

YEARS, 300 MILLION CHILDREN

WILL HEAR BIBLE STORIES,

FROM GENESIS TO REVELATION

THROUGH "SUPERBOOK."

THAT'S WHY WE'RE SUCH A

STICKLER FOR ACCURACY.

WE JUST ADDED THE TALKING

ROBOT.

Gordon: IF YOU WANT TO

BE A PART OF "SUPERBOOK," WE

NEED HELP WITH THE

PRODUCTION COSTS.

WE'RE PRODUCING NOW THREE

SEASONS, A TOTAL OF 36

EPISODES.

WE WANT TO TAKE IT ALL THE

WAY TO 52, AND, LORD

WILLING, TO 10 4, SO WE CAN

GET THE STORIES OF THE BIBLE

TO THE CHILDREN OF THE

WORLD.

SEASON ONE, WHICH WE'RE

GOING TO RELEASE THIS FALL,

OUR GOAL IS FOR 300 MILLION

CHILDREN TO WATCH THIS

SERIES OVER THE NEXT FIVE

YEARS.

WE'RE ALREADY CONTRACTING TO

GET IT TRANSLATED INTO 30

DIFFERENT LANGUAGES SO THE

CHILDREN OF THE WORLD HAVE

AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THE

BIBLE AND HAVE IT IN A WAY

THEY CAN UNDERSTAND AND WILL

ENJOY.

AND WHAT WE'VE SEEN SO FAR

IS CHILDREN, WHEN THEY GET

COPIES OF THESE EPISODES,

WATCH THEM OVER AND OVER

AGAIN, AND THEY MEMORIZE

THEM.

AND WHEN THE CHARACTERS IN

THE BIBLE STORIES ARE

TALKING, WE HAVE THEM

TALKING SCRIPTURE.

WE HAVE THEM TALKING OUT OF

THE NEW LIVING TRANSLATION,

THE NEW KING JAMES, THE

C.E.V., AND WE HAVE THEM

TALKING THE WORDS OF THE

BIBLE.

IF YOU WANT TO HELP US, WHAT

WE'RE ASKING FOR IS A GIFT

OF $25 TOWARDS THE

PRODUCTION COST.

IF YOU GIVE US $25, WE'LL

SEND AS OUR GIFT BACK TO YOU

THE LATEST EPISODE, WHICH IS

THE STORY OF ABRAHAM AND

ISAAC.

AND WE ALSO HAVE SOMETHING

CALLED THE "SUPERBOOK"

D.V.D. CLUB.

SO IF YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE

YOU GET EVERY EPISODE AS

THEY'RE RELEASED, THAT WILL

BE $25 FOR EACH ONE.

WE'LL CHARGE YOUR CREDIT

CARD WHEN THE EPISODE IS

SHIPPED TO YOU.

AND WE WON'T JUST SEND YOU

ONE.

WE'LL SEND YOU THREE.

YOU'LL GET ONE IN A BIG

D.V.D. CASE, AND THEN WE'VE

GOT TWO OTHERS IN WHAT'S

CALLED A SLEEVE CASE.

SO YOU CAN GIVE THEM AWAY TO

YOUR CHURCH OR SUNDAY

SCHOOL, TO FRIENDS AND

FAMILY, SO WE CAN GET THE

STORIES OF THE BIBLE TO THE

CHILDREN OF THE WORLD.

IF YOU'D LIKE THAT, CALL

US.

THE NUMBER IS ON THE

SCREEN.

1-888-777-1999.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

THERE IS A PLACE ON THE

GIVING PAGE WHERE YOU CAN

DESIGNATE YOUR GIFT TO

"SUPERBOOK," AND WE'LL SEND

THE GIFT RIGHT OUT TO YOU.

YOU WANT TO GET THIS ONE,

THOUGH.

THE STORY OF ABRAHAM AND

ISAAC.

AND IF YOU WANT TO GET

CAUGHT UP IN THE SERIES,

WE'VE RELEASED FIVE EPISODES

SO FAR.

SO YOU CAN GET CAUGHT UP AND

GET CURRENT ON WHERE THE

SERIES IS.

SO DO IT NOW.

CALL US.

1-888-777-1999.

IT'S TIME TO TAKE SOME PHONE

CALLS.

HERE IS BLONCA FROM TEXAS.

HI, BLONCA.

Caller: GOOD MORNING.

Gordon: HOW CAN WE PRAY

FOR YOU?

Caller: PRAY FOR MY

CO-WORKERS THAT GOD WILL

OPEN THEIR HEART AND THEIR

MINDS.

TO GET ALONG WITH ME.

THEY'RE REALLY JEALOUS OF

WHAT I DO.

I STAY IN MY OWN LITTLE

CORNER, AND I PRAY EVERY DAY

THAT GOD WILL GIVE ME THE

STRENGTH TO DEAL WITH THEM.

LAST WEEK THEY OPENED MY

LOCKER WITHOUT ME BEING

THERE.

I WAS GETTING SOME BREAKFAST

AND I PUT STUFF IN MY LOCKER

AND THEY OPENED IT.

I SAID, GUYS, IF YOU WANT

SOMETHING, CALL ME AND I'LL

BE THERE.

THEY OPENED MY LOCKER, AND I

GOT ALL UPSET.

I SAY, GOD, HELP ME TO

FORGIVE THEM.

AND SO I TOOK A WEEK OFF.

I CAN'T HANDLE IT ANYMORE.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.

Gordon: DID THEY STEAL

ANYTHING FROM YOU?

NO.

THEY JUST TOOK THE MUFFINS

AND ATE THEM.

I SAID, IF YOU'RE HUNGRY, I

WILL GIVE YOU ANYTHING.

I WILL SHARE WHAT I HAVE.

Gordon: DID YOU MAKE

THOSE MUFFINS?

NO.

I BOUGHT THEM.

Gordon: YOU BOUGHT

THEM.

ALL RIGHT.

I'VE BEEN WITH THEM FOR

ALMOST TWO YEARS.

THAT I'VE BEEN WORKING IN

THE MORNING, AND TWO YEARS

FOR THE COMPANY.

IT'S HARD.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.

I PRAY EVERY DAY THAT GOD

WILL GIVE ME THE STRENGTH.

AND I WORK VERY HARD,

BECAUSE I PROMISED THE LORD

I WILL WORK VERY HARD, AND

HE WILL OPEN MORE DOORS FOR

ME.

FOR SOMETHING BETTER OUT

THERE.

Gordon: HERE IS THE KEY

FOR YOU, BLONCA, AND IT

COMES OUT OF THE BOOK OF

JOB.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS THAT WHEN

JOB PRAYED FOR HIS FRIENDS,

THE LORD RESTORED IT ALL.

ONE OF THE QUICKEST WAYS TO

REACH FORGIVENESS FOR

SOMEBODY IS TO START PRAYING

FOR THEM.

BECAUSE THEN YOU'LL ACTUALLY

HEAR IT IN YOUR PRAYER THAT

YOU'RE GOING TO GOD AND

ASKING GOD TO BLESS THEM.

AND YOU'LL HEAR IT IN WHAT

YOU SAY AND HOW YOU SAY IT

AS TO WHETHER OR NOT YOU

REALLY MEAN IT.

SO I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU.

AND, LORD, I LIFT BLONCA TO

YOU RIGHT NOW AND ASK THAT

YOU GIVE HER THE SPIRIT OF

INTERCESSION.

THAT SHE IS ABLE TO

INTERCEDE FOR THE LIVES OF

HER CO-WORKERS AND SEE THEM

COME TO YOU, AND COME TO THE

SAVING KNOWLEDGE OF YOU.

SO, LORD, GIVE HER THE

SPECIAL GRACE THAT SHE IS

ABLE TO PRAY FOR THEM.

AND IN THE PROCESS OF

PRAYING FOR THEM, CONSIDER

THEM FRIENDS.

I ASK IT IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

Caller: AMEN.

Gordon: THANKS FOR

CALLING.

Caller: YOU'RE

WELCOME.

THANK YOU.

Gordon: WE LEAVE YOU

WITH THESE WORDS FROM 1

JOHN: "LOVING GOD MEANS

KEEPING HIS COMMANDMENTS,

AND REALLY THAT ISN'T

DIFFICULT.

FOR EVERY CHILD OF GOD

DEFEATS THIS EVIL WORLD BY

TRUSTING CHRIST TO GIVE THE

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