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The 700 Club - April 30, 2013

Award-winning author Eric Metaxas visits The 700 Club to share about his new book, "Seven Men." Plus, after falling out of a minivan traveling at 70 mph, Kenny was given little hope of survival. Read Transcript


WHEN A VAN DOOR OPENS,

IT'S LIKE A PARACHUTE.

Gordon: AND THEIR

13-YEAR-OLD SON WASN'T

BUCKLED IN.

I SAW KENNY CATAPULTED

OUT OF THE VEHICLE.

Lee: THROWN FROM A CAR

GOING 70 ON THE INTERSTATE.

THERE WAS A POOL OF BLOOD

HE WAS LAYING IN.

PART OF HIS FACE WAS

GONE.

Lee: OUR WEEK OF PRAYER

CONTINUES.

I QUICKLY REALIZED, THIS

IS BIGGER THAN WE CAN

HANDLE.

Lee: ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

*

Pat: REMEMBER THAT

SONG, "BABY IT'S COLD

OUTSIDE."

THIS HAS BEEN THE COLDEST

APRIL ON RECORD.

THERE ARE FOUR OR FIVE -- I

GUESS OVER 4,000 RECORDS

THAT HAVE BEEN BROKEN THIS

MONTH.

AND I THINK IT WAS

BISMARCK -- NO, IT WAS GRAND

FALLS, WHERE IT GETS SO

COLD.

Terry: MINNESOTA?

Pat: YEAH.

IT WAS, LIKE, -1°.

IT'S SO COLD.

WHERE IS GLOBAL WARMING?

WHERE IS AL GORE WHEN YOU

NEED HIM?

I JUST CANNOT BELIEVE THIS.

TERRY?

Terry: LISTEN TO THIS,

THIS WEATHER COULD BE THE

WAVE OF THE FUTURE BECAUSE

SOME SCIENTISTS SAY WE'RE

HEADED FOR A PERIOD OF

GLOBAL COOLING.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: IT HAS BEEN

AN EXCEPTIONALLY COLD APRIL

THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE

COUNTRY, AND IT HAS ALSO

BROUGHT RECORD LEVELS OF

SNOW TO SOME AREAS, FROM

MINNESOTA TO COLORADO.

SOME EXPERTS THINK MORE

YEARS LIKE THIS COULD BE ON

THE WAY.

RUSSIAN SCIENTISTS SAY THE

EARTH MAY BE HEADED FOR A

PERIOD OF GLOBAL COOLING.

AND IT COULD LAST 200 TO 250

YEARS.

THE VOICE OF RUSSIA REPORTS

THAT BELIEF COMES FROM

SCIENTISTS, AN OBSERVATORY

IN ST. PETERSBURG.

THEY SAY THE SUN IS HEADING

INTO A CYCLE WHERE IT IS

LESS ACTIVE, AND THAT WILL

AFFECT DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF

THE CLIMATE ON EARTH.

THEY SAY THAT OVER TIME,

THAT WILL LEAD TO COOLER

AVERAGE TEMPERATURES.

AMERICAN METEOROLOGIST, JOE

BISTADI OF BELL WEATHER SAYS

THE CHANGE TO COOLING IS ALL

RIGHT HERE.

WE ARE DEFINITELY, IN MY

OPINION, GOING TO CONTINUE

THE GOAL COOLING TREND THAT

BEGAN FOUR YEARS AGO.

Reporter: BUT WHAT

HAPPENED TO GLOBAL WARMING?

IN RECENT YEARS, IT HASN'T

BEEN HAPPENING.

CERTAINLY NOT LIKE IT HAD

BEEN PREDICTED.

SOME SCIENTISTS SAY THEY

HAVE GUESSES AS TO WHY.

THEY SAY MAYBE THE OCEANS

ARE ABSORBING EXTRA HEAT OR

OTHER NATURAL FACTORS.

OTHERS SAY THE CLIMATE IS

MORE COMPLICATED THAN SOME

SCIENTISTS THOUGHT.

AND OTHERS BELIEVE THAT

MANMADE GLOBAL WARMING ISN'T

THE THREAT SOME THOUGHT, AND

WHAT IS GLOBAL COOLING IS

THE NEXT TREND IN THE

CLIMATE.

THAT'S FAR WORSE THAN

GLOBAL WARMING.

Reporter: WHY?

BECAUSE IT IS HARDER FOR

PLANTS AND CROPS TO GROW

WHEN IT IS COLDER.

LOOK WHAT IS IS GOING IN

THE CENTRAL SPRINGS, HAVING

THE COLDEST SPRING WEATHER,

AND YOU CAN'T GET OUT THERE

TO PLANT YOUR CROPS.

EVEN THOUGH IT IS 85, 90°

TODAY, IN FOUR DAYS IT IS

GOING TO BE SNOWING.

SO THE IMPLICATIONS OF

COLDER ARE MUCH WORSE THAN

WARMER.

THINK ABOUT IT, MORE PEOPLE

LIVE CLOSER TO THE EQUATOR

THAN THEY DO TO THE POLES.

Reporter: SO IF HE AND

OTHER EXPERTS ARE RIGHT,

BUNDLE UP BECAUSE MORE COLD

WINTERS JUST MAY BE COMING

IN THE YEARS AHEAD.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Pat: IN SOME AREAS, THE

TEMPERATURE HAS DROPPED AS

MUCH AS 30° IN ONE DAY.

IT HAS JUST BEEN

EXTRAORDINARY.

I LIKE AL GORE.

I CONSIDER HIM A FRIEND.

BUT HE DID THAT FILM CALLED

"AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH," AND

HE WON A NOBL NOBEL PRIZE.

AND ALL OF THE ACTIVISTS

WERE OUT THERE SAYING IT IS

ALL OF THE FAULT OF THE

EMISSIONS OF CARS AND FACTOR

ORIES, AND HUMANITY, AND WE

HAVE DESTROYED THE PLANET,

AND THEY'RE ALL WRONG.

Terry: I WAS THINKING

HOW IN THIS REPORT

SCIENTISTS ARE AT LEAST

SAYING IT IS A GUESS, SOME

OF THESE THINGS.

A LOT OF SPECULATION IS

INVOLVED IN THIS.

Pat: THOSE GUYS IN

BRITAIN, THEY FAKED A WHOLE

BUNCH OF STATISTICS, AND IT

WAS PROVEN THAT THEY WERE

WRONG.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, ALL I

KNOW IS LET'S NOT FIGHT THE

SCIENTISTS.

RIGHT OR WRONG, IF IT IS

COLD OUTSIDE, WEAR YOUR

COAT.

AND IF IT IS HOT OUTSIDE,

WEAR YOUR T-SHIRT, AND

YOU'LL BE JUST FINE.

Terry: HEAD FOR THE

EQUATOR.

Pat: WELL, THAT

HORRIBLE SLAUGHTERHOUSE THAT

WENT ON UP THERE IN

PHILADELPHIA, I GUESS IT

WAS, THE CASE OF ABORTION

DR. KERMIT GOSNELL NOW WENT

TO THE JURY.

INTERESTINGLY, HIS DEFENSE

TEAM PUT UP NO WITNESSES BUT

MADE AN EMPASSIONED PLEA AT

THE END TO SWAY THE JURY.

LEE WEBB HAS MORE ON THAT

STORY FROM THE CBN NEWS

ROOM.

Lee: THAT'S RIGHT,

PAT.

BOTH SIDES GAVE THEIR

CLOSING ARGUMENTS ON

MONDAY.

THE DEFENSE CLAIMED THAT THE

PROSECUTION SENSATIONALIZED

THEIR CASE BY CALLING

DR. GOSNELL'S CLINIC A HOUSE

OF HORRORS.

BUT EIGHT OTHER PEOPLE

PLEADED GUILTY.

GOSNELL IS CHARGED WITH

MURDERING FOUR PEOPLE, ONE

ADULT AND THREE BABIES.

THEY CLAIM NO DOCTOR WOULD

KILL A BABY BORN ALIVE OR

ALLOW IT TO DIE.

BUT THE PRO LIFE GROUP LIVE

ACTION RELEASED THIS VIDEO.

IT SHOWS A CONVERSATION

BETWEEN THEIR INVESTIGATOR,

WHO WAS 24 WEEKS PREGNANT,

AND DR. SANTANGILO.

AND MANDATE SAYS ANY NEWBORN

BEING BORN BE GIVEN MEDICAL

ATTENTION.

LISTEN TO WHAT THE DOCTOR

TELLS THE LADY WHAT HE WOULD

DO IF HER BABY WOULD SURVIVE

THE PROCEDURE.

LEGALLY WE WOULD BE

OBLIGATED TO HELP IT TO

SURVIVE, BUT IT PROBABLY

WOULDN'T.

IT'S ALL IN HOW VIGOROUSLY

YOU DO THINGS TO HELP A

FETUS SURVIVE AT THIS

POINT.

WE WOULD NOT HELP IT.

LET'S SAY.

WE WOULDN'T INTUBATE.

Lee: "WE WOULD NOT HELP

IT," HE SAID.

THEY ARE CALLING FOR

LEGISLATION TO PROTECT

UNBORN INFANTS WHO CAN FEEL

PAIN BY BANNING ABORTIONS

PAST THE 28th WEEK OF

PREGNANCY.

Pat: IT IS TIME TO GET

SOME REASON TO THIS THING.

THIS GOSNELL CASE IS

AMAZING.

THESE BABIES WERE BORN

ALIVE.

THEY WERE BREATHING AND

MOVING, AND THERE IS NO

QUESTION THEY WERE LIVING

BEINGS.

AND HE SNIPPED THEIR SPINAL

CORD, OR HAD HIS ASSISTANTS

DO THAT, SO THAT THEY WERE

KILLED.

AND SO HE IS NOW BEING

CHARGED WITH MURDER.

BUT WHAT IF HE HAD GOTTEN TO

THESE BABIES BEFORE THEY

EXITED THE WOMB.

IN THAT CASE, IT WOULD BE A

LEGALLY PROTECTED ABORTION.

NOW, WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE

BETWEEN A HALF HOUR, AN

HOUR -- DOES THAT MAKE IT

ANY DIFFERENT, THAT IT IS

ANY LESS MURDER?

WELL, SOONER OR LATER, WE'VE

GOT TO WAKE UP AND SAY THIS

BUSINESS ABOUT ABORTION IS

FOR THE WOMAN'S HEALTH --

THAT'S UTTER NONSENSE.

WOMEN WERE BEING TERRIBLY

ABUSED, IN FACT ONE WOMAN

DIED, AND WHO KNOWS HOW MANY

OTHER WOMEN HAVE SEPTICEMIA

OR SOME OTHER INFECTION

BECAUSE OF THE UNSAN TORY

CONDITIOITORY CONDITIONS.

AND THE PRO-ABORTION CROWD

DOESN'T WANT TO DO

ANYTHING.

IT IS INCREDIBLE, THIS

CULTURE OF DEATH.

WHY DO WE WANT TO SLAUGHTER

BABIES?

WHAT IS IT THESE LITTLE

BABIES HAVE DONE TO MAKE

PEOPLE SO ANGRY THEY WANT TO

BE KILLED?

WHAT IS IT IN YOUR SOCIETY

THAT CAUSES THIS KIND OF

RAGE, AND CAUSES THE

INDIFFERENCE WE SAW IN THAT

ABORTION CLINIC.

HERE IS A DOCTOR WHO SAID,

IF THE BABY IS BORN ALIVE,

YOU JUST DON'T HELP HIM AND

LET THEM DIE.

THERE ARE MANY WAYS A

NEWBORN BABY CAN BE KILLED

IF YOU DON'T WANT THE BABY.

THAT'S MURDER.

LEE?

Lee: THE MEDIA ARE

PORTRAYING THE NBA'S JASON

COLLINS AND COURAGEOUS FOR

BEING THE FIRST TEAM PLAYER

TO ANNOUNCE HE IS GAY.

SOME EVEN COMPARING HIM TO

JACKIE ROBINSON.

SO I IT IS SOMEWHAT

SURPRISING TO HEAR ONE

COMMENTATOR SPEAK OUT

AGAINST HOMOSEXUALITY.

HERE IS WHAT ONE HAD TO SAY

IN RESPONSE.

PERSONALLY, I DON'T

BELIEVE YOU CAN LIVE AN

OPENLY HOMOSEXUAL LIFESTYLE,

OR PRE-MARITAL SEX BETWEEN

HETEROSEXUALS.

IF YOU'RE OPENLY LIVING THAT

TYPE OF LIFESTYLE, THE BIBLE

SAYS YOU KNOW THEM BY THEIR

FRUITS, AND IT SAYS, YOU

KNOW, THAT'S A SIN.

IF YOU'RE OPENLY LIVING IN

UNREPENTANT SIN, NOT JUST

HOMOSEXUAL, FORNICATION,

PRE-MARITAL SEX BETWEEN

HETEROSEXUALS, I THINK THAT

IS A SIN.

I DON'T THINK THE BIBLE

WOULD CHARACTERIZE THEM AS A

CHRISTIAN.

Lee: WOW.

THAT LED TO A FIRESTORM OF

DISCUSSION ON LINE.

SOME PEOPLE CALLED FOR ESPN

TO FIRE CHRIS, AND OTHERS

APPLAUDED HIM.

HE LATER SAID HE HAS NO

OBJECTION TO COLLINS OR

ANYONE ELSE PLAYING IN THE

NBA.

PAT?

Pat: IT IS WHAT

CHRISTIANITY SAYS, LADIES

AND GENTLEMEN.

CHRISTIANITY SAYS

FORNICATION IS A SIN.

SOMEHOW WE HAVE SAID IF IT

IS HETEROSEXUAL FORNICATION,

IT'S BAD.

IF IT IS HOMOSEXUAL

FORNICATION, IT USED TO BE

CALLED AN ABOMINATION IN THE

BIBLE, AND NOW IT IS A CIVIL

RIGHT.

SO SOMEBODY WHO SAYS THAT

KIND OF CONDUCT IS SINFUL IS

BEING PILLARED IN THE

PRESS.

HE'S TELLING THE TRUTH.

IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BE A

CHRISTIAN, THAT'S YOUR

BUSINESS.

IF THESE MEDIA TYPES OR

WRITERS DON'T WANT TO BE

CHRISTIANS, THAT'S THEIR

BUSINESS.

IF THEY CHOOSE A LIFESTYLE

THAT TAKES THEM OUTSIDE OF

THE PROTECTION OF GOD,

THAT'S FINE.

THAT'S THEIR BUSINESS.

YOU CAN'T TELL THEM IF THEY

WANT TO GO TO HELL OR

HEAVEN.

THAT'S THEIR BUSINESS.

BUT DON'T TELL SOMEBODY HE

CAN'T SPEAK SPECIFICALLY

ABOUT WHAT THE CHRISTIAN

FAITH SAYS ABOUT CERTAIN

CONDUCT.

THERE ISN'T ANYTHING

BIGOTTED ABOUT THAT BECAUSE

THAT'S WHAT IT SAYS.

> OUR HATS OFF TO SOMEBODY

WHO IS BRAVE ENOUGH TO SAY

IT.

LET'S HOPE THE PEOPLE AT

ESPN WILL MAN UP AND DEFEND

THEIR GUY FOR SPEAKING WHAT

IS TRUTH.

LEE?

Lee: PAT, A SHOW ABOUT

A SOMEWHAT ECCENTRIC FAMILY,

THEIR CHRISTIAN FAITH, AND

DUCK CALLS IS CABLE TV'S

HIGH-RATING SHOW.

"DUCK DYNASTY" EVEN BEAT OUT

"AMERICAN IDOL."

MEET THE ROBERTSON CLAN.

THEY TURNED "DUCK CALL" INTO

A MULTI-MILLION EMPIRE.

Reporter: THE

SHENANIGANS OF THE BEARDED

MEN AND THEIR WIVES AS THEY

RUN THE FAMILY DUCK CALL

BUSINESS SENT VIEWERS

FLOCKING TO THEIR

TELEVISION.

IT WAS SO FAST, WE DIDN'T

HAVE A CHANCE TO PAY

ATTENTION TO HOW BIG IT

WAS.

Reporter: WILLIE AND

CORY RUNS THE BUSINESS AND

WERE CBN'S GUESTS AT THE

WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS

DINNER.

EACH EPISODE ENDS WITH THE

FAMILY PRAYING AND BREAKING

BREAD TOGETHER.

I THINK THAT'S THE MOST

IMPORTANT THING ABOUT THE

SHOW.

WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE THAT A&E

KEPT THAT IN THE SHOW AND

ALLOWED US TO SEE THAT PART

ABOUT OUR FAMILY.

AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT IS

ALL ABOUT SITTING DOWN AND

THANKING GOD FOR YOUR

BLESSINGS.

HOPEFULLY IT IS A MESSAGE TO

HOLLYWOOD THAT AMERICA WANTS

MORE OF THAT BECAUSE OF THE

RECEPTION WE GOT.

Reporter: THE ROBERTSON

FAMILY ALMOST TOOK A

DIFFERENT PAST WHEN FATHER

PHIL STRUGGLED WITH ALCOHOL

AND CARING FOR HIS YOUNG

FAMILY.

HEAWAY FROM

THE LORD, HE WAS HORRIBLY

AWAY.

HE DID A BUNCH OF HORRIBLE

THINGS THAT WERE JUST

TERRIBLE.

AND YOU KNOW, FOR MY MOM TO

STICK WITH HIM THROUGH ALL

OF THAT WAS INCREDIBLE.

Reporter: AT ONE POINT

WHILE ON A DRINKING BINGE,

HE TOLD MISS KAY TO TAKE

THEIR CHILDREN AND LEAVE,

AND SHE DID, BUT EVENTUALLY

BILL CAME BACK.

HE REALLY JUST WENT 100%

FOR THE LORD AND STARTED

READING HIS BIBLE EVERY DAY

AND WANTED TO TEACH AND

WANTED TO PREACH, AND REALLY

WANTED TO TURN THAT AROUND.

SO IT IS VERY IMPACTFUL FOR

US AS KIDS TO SEE THAT TYPE

OF CHANGE.

YOU KNOW, THAT FAITH ENDED

UP BEING WHAT WAS THE BEST

THING ABOUT OUR SHOW, I

THINK, WAS THE FAITH THAT HE

BROUGHT.

HE INSTILLED THAT IN US, AND

WE INSTILLED IT IN OUR

FAMILIES.

HERE COMES WILLIE.

Reporter: NOW IT IS

HARD FOR ANY OF THE

ROBERTSONS TO GO ANYWHERE

WITHOUT BEING RECOGNIZED.

THEY SAY THEIR GODLY VALUES

HELP KEEP THEM GROUNDED.

THEIR RECIPE FOR SUCCESS IS

FAITH, FAMILY, AND DUCKS.

AND PEOPLE CAN'T GET ENOUGH

FOR IT.

AS FOR THE BEARDS AND LONG

HAIR --

I WAS TELLING DAD AT THE

AIRPORT, I SAID, WHENEVER WE

GET DONE WITH THIS WE CAN

SHAVE OUR BEARDS AND CUT OUR

HAIR AND WE'LL BE ABLE TO

WALK THROUGH AND NO ONE WILL

KNOW WHO WE ARE.

WE HAVE THAT OUT.

Lee: I UNDERSTAND THEY

WERE BIG STARS AT THE WHITE

HOUSE CORRESPONDENT DINNER

LAST WEEKEND.

THE PRESIDENT WANTED TO MEET

THEM.

Pat: DID HE REALLY?

MY SON, TIM, IS AN AVID DUCK

HUNTER.

SO HE HAD TO BE THERE AT

THAT TABLE WITH THOSE

PEOPLE.

THEIR NAMES ARE

ROBERTSON --

Terry: I'M SURE THEY'RE

KIN.

Pat: THEY HAVE TO BE.

MY FATHER WAS VOTED

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR --

Terry: REALLY?

Pat: YES.

HE WAS A HUNTER AND A

FISHER.

Terry: THAT'S AWESOME.

I AGREE WITH THEM, THE

QUALITY OF FAMILY THEY BRING

TO THE SCREEN AND THE

INTERACTION BETWEEN THEM IS

WHAT MAKES THE SHOW

POPULAR.

Pat: TO THINK THEY BEAT

"AMERICAN IDOL," THAT IS

AWESOME.

"DUCK DYNASTY."

ALL RIGHT.

Terry: COMING UP, AN

ACCIDENT NO ONE COULD HAVE

PREDICTED EXCEPT A

13-YEAR-OLD GIRL.

I HAD A DREAM -- WELL, IT

WAS MORE OF A NIGHTMARE.

SHE SAYS, DAD, I SAW ALL

OF THIS.

Terry: FIND OUT WHAT

SHE SAW AND HOW IT HELPED

SAVE HER BROTHER'S LIFE.

THAT'S NEXT.

*

Terry: WELL, THROUGHOUT

THIS WEEK HERE AT CBN, WE'RE

GATHERING TOGETHER FOR A

SPECIAL TIME TO PRAY FOR

YOU, OUR CBN PARTNERS.

AND YESTERDAY WE WERE JOINED

BY BENNY JOHNSON, AUTHOR OF

"THE HAPPY INTERCESSOR."

I'D LIKE TO SHARE SOME

HIGHLIGHTS OF THAT SERVICE

WITH YOU.

WE SHOULD BE FULL OF

HOPE.

YES, A LOT OF THINGS HAVE

HAPPENED TO US.

THINGS HAVE BEEN LOST, THEY

HAVE BEEN STOLEN, WHATEVER

IT IS.

BUT WE, BECAUSE WE ARE IN

LOVE WITH THE FATHER, HAVE

HOPE.

THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT ARE

WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO SAY,

HERE, GRAB MY HAND.

I HAVE HOPE.

COME WITH ME.

I'LL SHOW YOU HOW I HAVE

HOPE.

THEY'RE EVERYWHERE.

THEY'RE WAITING.

LET'S JUST HOLD THESE UP

BEFORE THE LORD.

AND, JESUS, WE JUST TURN TO

YOU FOR YOU'RE THE ANSWER TO

EVERY HUMAN NEED.

FOR THOSE ASKING FOR

HEALING, BE HEALED NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

BY HIS STRIPES YOU WERE

HEALED, YOU ARE HEALED, FOR

HE IS THE SAME YESTERDAY,

TODAY, AND FOREVER.

NOW, LORD, WE JOIN WITH THE

PRAYERS OF ALL THE SAINTS

THROUGH THE CENTURIES, AND

WE SAY MARANOFA.

EVEN NOW, COME QUICKLY.

THE SPIRIT AND THE BRIDES

SAY COME.

COME, LORD JESUS, COME.

FOR WE ASK IT IN YOUR NAME,

AMEN.

Terry: BENNY WAS SO

WONDERFUL YESTERDAY IN HER

TEACHING.

YOU CAN WATCH OUR CHAPEL

SERVICES AND PRAY ALONGSIDE

OF US.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO TO

OUR WEBSITE AT cbn.com AT

NOON EASTERN TIME.

THAT'S ALL WEEK LONG.

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT.

AND DON'T FORGET, YOU CAN

STILL SEND IN YOUR PRAYER

QUESTS.

OR YOU CAN CALL US WITH THAT

PRAYER REQUEST AT

1-800-759-0700, OR REGULAR

NUMBER.

WELL, FOR MANY PRAYER IS

OFTEN A LAST RESORT.

IT IS WHAT PEOPLE TURN TO

AFTER THEY LOST ALL OTHER

OPTIONS.

BUT FOR THE EDEN FAMILY, IT

IS WHAT THEY TURNED TO

FIRST, AFTER THEY FOUND

THEIR SON DYING ON THE

INTERSTATE.

I HEARD HIS HEAD HIT THE

PAVEMENT.

AND I HEARD THE HOLLOW

SOUND.

I JUST COULD NOT THINK OF

ANY SCENARIO THAT MY SON

WOULD BE ALIVE.

Reporter: LANCE AND

ANGELA EDEN WERE DRIVING

THEIR FAMILY HOME FROM AN

EVENING CHURCH SERVICE, WHEN

ANGELA GOT AN EERIE FEELING,

AND ASKED THE KIDS TO CHECK

THEIR SEAT BELTS.

SUDDENLY THE PASSENGER SIDE

BACK DOOR OF THEIR MINIVAN

SLID OPEN.

THEIR 13-YEAR-OLD SON,

KENNY, WASN'T FASTENED IN.

I HEARD IT ON THE

INTERSTATE, AND I TURNED

AROUND TO LOOK.

WHEN A VAN DOOR OPENS, IT

IS LIKE A PARACHUTE.

I JUST SAW KENNY JUST

WHIPPING AROUND, BEING JUST

CATAPULTED OUT OF THE

VEHICLE.

I SLAMMED ON THE BRAKES, AND

EVERYTHING WENT INTO SLOW

MOTION AT THAT POINT.

BOW HAL ABOUT HALF A

MILE AWAY FROM WHERE THE

BODY FELL, WE CAME TO A

STOP.

WHEN I GOT TO HIM, HE WAS

JUST LAYING IN A FETAL

POSITION.

THERE WAS A POOL OF BLOOD HE

WAS LAYING IN.

Reporter: TEXTS AND

CALLS WERE SENT OUT ALMOST

IMMEDIATELY TO PRAY FOR

KENNY.

FRIENDS QUICKLY ARRIVED FROM

THE CHURCH NEARBY.

LANCE RAN DOWN THE ROAD TO

HIS SON.

BY THE TIME I RAN UP AND

GOT TO WHERE KENNY WAS, MY

PASTOR WAS THERE, HOLDING MY

SON, COVERED IN MY SON'S

BLOOD, PRAYING FOR HIM.

FROM THAT MOMENT, WE NEVER

WERE ALONE.

I PUT BOTH ARMS AROUND

HIM AND HELD HIM.

PART OF HIS FACE WAS GONE.

THERAND THERE WAS A HOLE IN

THE SIDE OF HIS CHEEK.

THE UPPER PART OF HIS

CHEEK.

I VERY QUICKLY REALIZED

THIS IS BIGGER THAN WE CAN

HANDLE.

THAT'S WHEN I REALLY CRIED

OUT TO GOD.

I SAID, GOD, WE REALLY,

REALLY NEED YOU.

Reporter: KENNY

FLATLINED SEVERAL TIMES

WHILE EMERGENCY CREWS

PREPARED HIM FOR LIFE FLIGHT

TO THE HOSPITAL.

ONCE THERE HE WAS PLACED ON

LIFE SUPPORT AND NOT

EXPECTED TO LIVE.

HE WAS NOT BREATHING ON

HIS OWN.

HIS BRAIN WAS EXPANDING WITH

THE PRESSURE INSIDE THE

BRAIN INCREASING.

HIS HEART, EVERYTHING WAS

SUPPORTED.

HE CODED.

AT THE TIME OF ADMISSION,

THE PROGNOSIS WAS EXTREMELY

POOR.

PART OF ME DID NOT WANT

TO BELIEVE WHAT THE DOCTOR

HAD TO SAY.

NO, IT'S NOT NO UNTIL GOD

SAYS IT IS FINAL.

I SAID, DOC, I JUST WANT YOU

TO KNOW THAT I'VE SEEN THE

LAME WALK, AND TONIGHT YOU

AND I ARE BOTH GOING TO SEE

GOD RAISE MY SON UP FROM THE

DEAD.

AND I PUT MY FAITH UPON THE

WORD OF GOD THAT HE IS GOING

TO RAISE MY SON UP.

WE JUST NEED TO WAIT THIS

MOMENT OUT.

FROM THE FIRST DAY WE

SAID WE'RE GOING TO FAST AND

WE'RE GOING TO PRAY FOR

KENNY.

AND WE CONTINUED TO PRAY

AND PRAY.

Reporter: THAT NIGHT,

KENNY'S TWIN SISTER,

KIMBERLY, TOLD HER DAD ABOUT

A VISION SHE HAD WEEKS

BEFORE THE ACCIDENT.

SHE SAID, DAD, I SAW ALL

OF THIS.

I HAD A DREAM -- WELL, IT

WAS MORE OF A NIGHTMARE.

KENNY FELL OUT OF THE VAN,

AND THEN HE SUDDENLY JUST

STARTED WALKING.

GOD WAS JUST SHOWING US

THAT HE WAS IN CONTROL.

HE SPOKE THIS INNER DREAM TO

KENNY'S TWIN SISTER.

FOR OUR ENCOURAGEMENT.

I GUESS JUST HEARING THAT

MY SON IS GOING TO WALK

AGAIN GAVE THEM ENOUGH

REASSURANCE TO KEEP

PRAYING.

WE WEREN'T AT THE

PHYSICAL.

WE WERE STANDING ON WHAT GOD

HAD SAID, FROM HIS

13-YEAR-OLD SISTER, THAT

KENNY WAS GOING TO BE ALL

RIGHT.

Reporter: CHURCH

MEMBERS STOOD WITH KENNY

WITH AROUND THE CLOCK

PRAYING.

BUT FOR NOW, KENNY REMAINED

IN A COMA.

MEDICALLY IT WAS STARTING

TO TAKE IMPACT ON ME, THAT

POSSIBLY HE IS NOT IN

THERE.

BUT INSIDE MY HEART AND MY

SPIRIT, MY FAITH BELIEVES

ANOTHER THING, THAT GOD IS

GOING TO RAISE HIM UP.

AND I SAID, GOD OF ALL

FLESH, IS THERE ANYTHING TOO

HARD FOR YOU?

YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE

HIM.

I SAID MY LIFE WILL NOT BE

THE SAME IF HE IS NOT HERE.

CAN YOU BREATHE LIFE BACK

INTO MY SON'S BODY?

Reporter: FIVE DAYS

AFTER THE ACCIDENT, KENNY

SHOWED NO SIGNS OF

IMPROVEMENT.

ANGELA HELD KENNY'S HAND AND

TALKED TO HIM.

THEN SHE SAYS THE MIRACULOUS

HAPPENED.

HE SQUEEZED MY HAND.

AND IT WAS A MOMENT OF

EXCITEMENT.

AND I JUST SAID, HE SQUEEZED

MY HAND.

AND I PUT MY HAND AGAIN INTO

KENNY'S HAND, AND I SAID,

KENNY, IF THAT WAS YOU THAT

SQUEEZED MY HAND, WOULD YOU

PLEASE DO IT AGAIN.

AND HE VERY GENTLY -- A VERY

SLIGHT MOVE.

AND IT WAS A MOMENT OF

VICTORY.

MY SON IS ALIVE.

HE IS IN THERE.

GOD IS BEGINNING TO DO

SOMETHING.

THE DOCTORS DID NOT

BELIEVE IT.

AND EVERY TIME SOMETHING

WOULD HAPPEN, A SQUEEZE OF

MY HAND OR SOMETHING, THEY

WOULD SAY, OH, THAT'S JUST A

REFLECT.

REFLEX, BUT WE KNEW BETTER

BECAUSE IT WAS IN

CONJUNCTION TO WHAT WE WERE

DOING.

BECAUSE WE KNEW GOD COULD

RAISE THE DEAD.

Reporter: THE MIRACLES

CONTINUED TO COME.

A FEW DAYS LATER, KENNY

OPENED HIS EYES.

IT WAS A WONDERFUL THING

TO SEE HIM LOOK AT ME AND

OPEN HIS EYES FOR A MOMENT.

AND I TALKED TO HIM, AND HIS

EYEBROWS GOT REAL BIG,,

LIKE, YES, I UNDERSTAND

YOU.

WE KEPT TELLING HIM, YOU ARE

GETTING BETTER.

TRUST GOD.

KENNY, YOU NEED TO BE

PRAYING.

YOU NEED TO BE SEEKING THE

LORD.

YOU NEED TO BE CALLING ON

GOD'S HEALING.

YOU'VE BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT.

AND HE WOULD SQUEEZE OUR

HAND, LIKE HE WOULD KNOW.

YES, I AM PRAYING.

Reporter: KENNY

PROGRESSIVELY REGAINED

CONSCIOUSNESS.

NOW QUESTIONS REMAINED

REGARDING THE EXTENT OF

BRAIN DAMAGE KENNY HAD.

UNTIL ONE DAY ANGELA GAVE

KENNY HER LAPTOP, AND HE

LOGGED IN AND SENT A MESSAGE

TO A FRIEND.

GOD RAISED HIM UP FROM

THE DEAD.

GOD GAVE HIM BACK HIS

MEMORY.

THE DEVIL COULD NOT STEAL

THAT FROM HIM.

THE NEXT THING I REMEMBER

IS WAKING UP IN THE

HOSPITAL, THINKING I WAS IN

SOMEONE'S ROOM.

AT THE TIME, I WAS LOOKING

AROUND WONDERING, HOW DID I

GET HERE?

MOM LOOKED UP AT ME, AND

THEY WERE JUST AMAZED I WAS

ACTUALLY TALKING.

AND I WAS LIKE, MOM, ALL I'M

DOING IS TALKING.

I DO THIS EVERY DAY.

AND SHE LOOKED AT ME AND

SAID, YOU'RE STILL THE SAME

KENNY AND GRABBED MY HEAD.

Reporter: TO THE

AMAZEMENT OF THE DOCTORS, 32

DAYS AFTER THE ACCIDENT,

KENNY WALKED OUT OF THE

HOSPITAL ON HIS OWN TWO

FEET, HEALED.

FROM WHEN WE SAW HIM IN

THE E.R. AND THE I.C.U. TO

WHERE HE IS NOW, IF THIS IS

NOT A MIRACLE, I DON'T KNOW

WHAT WOULD BE.

WHEN KENNY WAS LEAVING

THE HOSPITAL, THEY ALL STOOD

AND APPLAUDED AS THEY WALKED

AWAY.

Reporter: KENNY'S

FAMILY ENCOURAGES OTHERS TO

PUT THEIR TRUST IN JESUS AND

NEVER STOP PRAYING.

GOD ANSWERS PRAYER, AND

IT IS WONDERFUL TO BE THERE

AND TO SEE IT IN SUCH A

DYNAMIC WAY.

I GOT TO SEE JESUS FACE

TO FACE AND EXPERIENCE THE

RESURRECTION POWER OF JESUS

CHRIST.

I'VE COME TO A NEW

PLATEAU, A NEW ERA IN MY

LIFE OF KNOWING GOD EVEN

MORE.

YOU JUST HAVE TO STAY

WITH GOD.

YOU HAVE TO KEEP BELIEVING.

HE WILL WATCH OUT FOR YOU

AND WATCH OVER YOU.

Terry: WOW, SUCH A

TRAGEDY, BUT OUT OF TRAGEDY

COMES SUCH A REVELATION OF

GOD.

Pat: THAT YOUNG MAN, I

MEAN, HE'S GOT SUCH A SWEET

SPIRIT.

WHAT'S THE BIG THING, I'VE

BEEN TALKING.

SO I'M TALKING.

HE'S PRAISING THE LORD.

ALL RIGHT, FOLKS, WE WANT TO

SPRAY FOR YOU.

SOMEBODY SAID I NEED PRAYER

FOR HEALING.

SHE HAS LEUKEMIA.

AND SOMEBODY ELSE HAS

UTERINE CANCER, AND SOMEBODY

ELSE HAS ALCOHOL AND LOW

SELF-ESTEEM.

SO WHAT DO YOU HAVE?

Terry: THIS IS SOMEONE

ASKING FOR PRAYER FOR A

FINANCIAL BLESSING.

THEY LIVE ON A FIXED

INCOME.

ANOTHER PERSON SAYING I NEED

MY ADULT DAUGHTER TO BE BE

HEALED OF BIPOLAR DISEASE.

AND SOMEONE ELSE IS SAYING,

WE NEED OUR HOME TO SELL FOR

THE BEST PRICE.

LOTS OF NEEDS TODAY.

Pat: WE SERVE A GOD WHO

CREATED THE UNIVERSE.

HE BROUGHT HUMAN BEINGS OUT

OF THE DUST OF THE EARTH.

THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING

IMPOSSIBLE WITH HIM.

THE TROUBLE IS I NOT WITH

GOD.

IT'S WITH US.

IF YOU WILL BELIEVE ME, ALL

THINGS ARE POSSIBLE TO HIM

WHO BELIEVES.

ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE TO

HIM THAT BELIEVES.

WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM?

GOD CAN COME IN AND DO FOR

YOU WHAT YOU CAN'T DO FOR

YOURSELF.

TERRY AND I ARE GOING TO

JOIN HANDS TOGETHER ON THIS

SPECIAL PROGRAM.

IN FRONT OF US ARE THOUSANDS

OF PRAYER QUESTS THAT

REQUESTS THAT HAVE COME IN

THIS WEEK OF PRAYER.

FATHER, IN JESUS' NAME, AT

THIS MOMENT, WE HOLD BEFORE

YOU THE PEOPLE IN THIS

AUDIENCE.

GOD, IN THE NAME OF JESUS,

LEUKEMIA -- WE COME AGAINST

IT IN JESUS' NAME.

HEAL.

TERRY?

Terry: SOMEBODY, YOU

HAVE A PROBLEM WITH A BONE

IN YOUR MOUTH.

HAVE YOU A BONE LOSS AND IT

IS DETERIORATING.

GOD IS STOPPING THAT PROCESS

AND RESTORING THAT BONE TO

YOU IN JESUS' NAME.

Pat: GOD IS HEALING

MACULAR DEGENERATION.

PUT YOUR HAND ON YOUR EYES

RIGHT NOW.

A MIRACULOUS HEALING TAKING

PLACE RIGHT NOW.

THE DOCTOR SAID THERE WAS NO

HOPE, AND YOU HAVE HOPE

RIGHT NOW.

GOD HAT TOUCHE HAS TOUCHED

YOU IN JESUS' NAME.

Terry: SOMEONE ELSE,

YOU HAVE HAD INTESTINAL

PROBLEMS YOUR WHOLE LIFE AND

YOU'RE DISCOURAGED, AND

TODAY IS THE DAY THAT GOD IS

GOING TO HEAL YOU IN JESUS'

NAME.

Pat: GOD IS HEALING A

GOYTER RIGHT NOW IN THE NAME

OF JESUS.

LORD, ALL OF THIS AUDIENCE,

MEET THE NEEDS OF THE

PEOPLE.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

$25,000 YOU'RE PRAYING FOR

RIGHT NOW.

I'VE GOT TO HAVE THE MONEY.

YOU'RE SAYING, I'VE GOT TO

HAVE IT.

I HAVE TO HAVE IT.

GOD HAS HEARD YOUR PRAYER IN

JESUS' NAME.

YOU WILL HAVE IT IN JESUS'

NAME.

Terry: THERE IS SOMEONE

ELSE, YOU HAVE -- I DON'T

KNOW WHAT YOU CALL THIS

CONDITION, BUT IT IS LIKE

HYPERACTIVE SWEAT GLANDS.

IT IS YOUR FEET AND YOUR

HANDS, AND YOU FEEL IT IS

TOO SMALL A PROBLEM FOR GOD

BECAUSE THERE ARE SUCH GREAT

NEEDS BEING SHARED.

GOD IS HEALING YOU OF THAT

RIGHT NOW.

AND YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE

IT RIGHT NOW.

Pat: AND THE TERRORS

THAT COME UPON YOU AT NIGHT,

AND YOU'RE SO AFRAID, AND

YOU'RE SAYING, GOD, TAKE

THOSE AWAY, AND GOD HAS

HEARD YOU RIGHT NOW AND YOU

ARE DELIVERED IN JESUS'

NAME.

WHEREVER YOU ARE RIGHT NOW,

PRAISE GOD, LIFT YOUR HAND,

WORSHIP THE LORD, AND THANK

HIM FOR WHAT HE IS DOING.

AT THE SAME TIME, WE URGE

YOU TO CALL AND GIVE US THE

ANSWERS IF THE LORD HAS

TOUCHED YOU.

BUT, MORE THAN ANYTHING, YOU

WANT TO TALK TO HIM, RATHER

THAN TALKING TO US.

DO BOTH IF YOU CAN.

TERRY?

Terry: STILL AHEAD,

WHAT DO A BASEBALL PLAYER, A

POPE, AND A FELON HAVE IN

COMMON?

YOU'LL FIND OUT.

IT'S COMING UP.

WELCOME BACK TO

WASHINGTON FOR THIS CBN NEWS

BREAK.

LAWMAKERS IN NORTHERN

IRELAND REJECTED A BID TO

LEGALIZE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

NORTHERN IRELAND'S FINANCE

MINISTER SAYS THE PUBLIC

DOES NOT SUPPORT REDEFINING

MARRIAGE, BUT IRELAND COULD

WIND UP WITH IT ANYWAY.

AS PART OF THE UNITED

KINGDOM, IT MAY HAVE TO

RECOGNIZE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

WHEN IT IS LEGALIZED IN

OTHER PARTS OF THE U.K.

TIM TEBOW'S CAREER COULD BE

IN JEOPARDY.

THEY HAVE DROPPED HIM AS

THEIR QUARTERBACK AFTER ONE

SEASON.

HE COULD GO TO ANOTHER NFL

TEAM OR A CANADIAN TEAM.

HE QUOTED PROVERB'S 3, WHICH

SAYS, "TRUST THE LORD IN ALL

OF YOUR WAYS.

ACKNOWLEDGE HIM AND HE WILL

MAKE YOUR PATH STRAIGHT."

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST AT 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: IN THE BOOK

"AMAZING GRACE," ERIC SHARED

HOW WILLIAM HELPED ABOLISH

THE SLAVE TRADE IN BRITAIN.

AND HE WROTE ABOUT THE

GERMAN PASTOR WHO TRIED TO

STOPPED ADOLPH HITLER.

BOTH BOOKS WERE

BEST-SELLERS.

AND NOW METAXAS WANTS TO

TELL THE WORLD ABOUT THOSE

MEN, WHO WERE GREAT.

Reporter: IT SEEMS LIKE

ERIC METAXAS HAS DONE IT

ALL.

HE HAS WRITTEN SEVERAL

BOOKS.

AND HE HAS PENNED EPISODES

OF VEGGIE TAILS.

HE IS CURRENTLY THE HOST OF

THE RADIO PROGRAM, "BREAK

POINT," WHICH HAS ABOUT

SEVEN MILLION LISTENERS.

HE TAKES A LOOK AT THE LIVES

OF SEVEN EXTRAORDINARY MEN,

WHO'S FAITH IN GOD HELPED

THEM LIVE THEIR LIVES WITH

INTEGRITY AND MATURITY.

Terry: ERIC IS BACK

WITH US NOW.

THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

Terry: SEVEN MEN, AND

THE SECRET OF THEIR

GREATNESS -- WHO DOESN'T

WANT TO KNOW THAT.

LET'S START WITH WILLIAM

WILBURFORCE.

I WANT TO BLURT OUT IT IS

VITAMIN "B."

Terry: AND WE'RE ALL

BUYING.

YOU KNOW, WE ALL LOVED THE

FILM "AMAZING GRACE," BUT

TALK ABOUT FROM YOUR

PERSPECTIVE AND THE STUDY

AND RESEARCH YOU'VE DONE,

WHAT MADE HIM GREAT?

WILBUR FORCE, FOR THE

SEVEN MEN IN THIS BOOK, WHAT

MADE THEM GREAT IS THEY MADE

A HUGE SACRIFICE.

IT IS HARD TO PUT INTO WORDS

HOW BIG THE SACRIFICES IN

MANY OF THESE CASES.

WILBUR GIVES HIS LIFE TO THE

LORD AND BEGINS TO SEE

EVERYTHING DIFFERENTLY.

AND THEN SE SAYS HE SAYS, I

WANT TO LIVE FOR GOD.

SO HE GIVES HIMSELF AND HIS

TREMENDOUS TALENTS AND

INFLUENCES OVER TO GOD.

> WE KNOW HIM FOR THE

BATTLE AGAINST THE SLAVE

TRADE.

THIS HUGE BATTLE.

THAT IS JUST ONE THING HE

DID.

IF YOU READ "AMAZING GRACE,"

YOU GET ALL OF THE DETAILS.

BUT WHAT HE DID, YOU CAN

HARDLY BELIEVE WHAT HE DID,

WHEN YOU GIVE YOURSELF OVER

TO GOD.

BUT THE SACRIFICE WAS HE

PROBABLY COULD HAVE BECOME

THE PRIME MINISTER OF GREAT

BRITAIN.

BUT HE SAYS, I DON'T CARE

ABOUT THAT.

EVERY ONE OF THE MEN, HEROS,

IN THIS BOOK HAD THAT

ATTITUDE.

THEY SAID, I DON'T CARE

ABOUT AMBITION.

I WANT WHAT GOD WANTS.

THAT'S WHY THEY'RE IN THIS

BOOK AND WHY WE CELEBRATE

THEM.

THAT'S WHY THEY'RE ROLE

MODELS FOR YOUNG MEN

ESPECIALLY TODAY.

Terry: YOUR BOOK WAS A

BEST-SELLER, AND SOWAS THE

BOOK ABOUT BONHOFFER, WHO

WAS A PASTOR WHO REALLY

THOUGHT ABOUT MURDER --

NOT MURDER -- IT'S

DIFFERENT.

BECAUSE WE KNOW SCRIPTURAL

SCRIPTURALLY, WE'RE NOT

ALLOWED TO MURDER.

IT IS SAD.

WE GIVE POLICEMEN GUNS NOT

TO COMMIT MURDER, BUT TO

PROTECT THE INNOCENT.

IT'S COMPLICATED.

Terry: HOW DID

BONHOFFER RECONCILE THAT IN

THEIR MIND.

IN TEXAS, WE THINK, SOME

PEOPLE JUST NEED KILLING --

IT'S A JOKE, TERRY.

YOU CAN EDIT THAT OUT.

FOR THE FULL STORY, I WOULD

SAY YOU NEED TO READ THE

LONGER BOOK BECAUSE IT IS

KIND OF COMPLICATED.

THE SHORT VERSION, WHICH IS

IN THE SEVEN MEN BOOK, IS

THAT HE CAST HIMSELF ON THE

MERCY OF GOD.

HE SAID, LORD, I BELIEVE TO

PROTECT THE JEWS OF EUROPE,

YOU WOULD HAVE US DO THAT.

JUST LIKE WHEN WE TAKE OUT

OSAMA BIN LADEN.

IT'S NOT FOR REVENGE.

IT IS TO PROTECT INNUMERABLE

INNOCENCE IN THE FUTURE.

HE WAS VERY HUMBLE ABOUT

IT.

HE SAID, I'M JUST GOING TO

CAST MY CARES AND MY ACTIONS

BEFORE GOD'S THRONE AND DO

WHAT I THINK IS RIGHT.

BUT WHAT HE DOES CLEARLY SAY

IS TO DO NOTHING, THAT'S THE

CRIME.

TO SIT BACK AND SAY, I'M

GOING TO PRAY BECAUSE I'M

AFRAID OF DOING A SIN.

EVERY ONE OF THE MEN IN THIS

BOOK "SEVEN MEN," HAS THAT

HEART.

THE REAL REASON I WROTE THIS

BOOK IS BECAUSE I THINK

YOUNG MEN, ESPECIALLY TODAY,

DON'T HAVE HEROS.

WHO DO YOU SAY, THAT IS A

GREAT MAN.

WHAT ARE WE TELLING OUR

YOUNG MEN?

WE NEED ROLE MODELS AND

HEROS.

PART OF THE REASON I WROTE

THE BOOK IS WE KIND OF

DENIGRATED THE IDEA OF

HEROS.

WE DON'T TALK ABOUT WHAT

DOES IT MEAN TO BE A MAN?

IN OUR CULTURE, WE'RE

GETTING MIXED SIGNALS, AND

FALSE IMAGES OF WHAT IT

MEANS TO BE A MAN.

THE GUYS IN THIS BOOK,

THEY'RE THE REAL DEAL.

Terry: TALK ABOUT

JACKIE ROBINSON WHO BROKE

THE COLOR BARRIER OUT.

THERE IS A GREAT FILM OUT

NOW ABOUT HIM.

YOU SAY HIS FAITH IS WHAT

REALLY DEFINED HIM AS A

MAN.

INCREDIBLE.

I HAD NO IDEA THAT THIS

MOVIE WOULD BE COMING OUT

WHEN I WROTE THE BOOK.

I SAID, NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT

THIS.

THIS MAN DID WHAT HE DID,

THIS INCREDIBLY HEROIC

EFFORT.

WHY?

BECAUSE OF HIS FAITH.

HE PRAYED THAT GOD GIVE HIM

THE STRENGTH NOT TO FIGHT

BACK.

WHEN HE MET BRANCH RICKY FOR

THE DODGERS, HE WAS

A, QUOTE, UNQUOTE,

BIBLE-THUMPING METHODIST AND

WOULD NOT ATTEND A BASEBALL

GAME ON A SUNDAY.

HE KNEW THIS WAS A CHRISTIAN

THING TO END SEGREGATION IN

BASEBALL.

AND HE SAID I NEED A

CHRISTIAN MAN, A MAN OF

MORAL CHARACTER, WHO WILL

OBEY JESUS, WHEN JESUS SAYS

TURN THE OTHER CHEEK.

THIS IS NOT IN THE MOVIE,

BUT THIS IS A CHAPTER IN MY

BOOK.

HE OPENS UP A BOOK WITH

ROBINSON, AND HE TURNS TO

THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT, AND

IT SAYS DO NOT SHARE EVIL

WITH EVIL, AND HE SHARES

THIS WITH ROBINSON, AND HE

SAYS, DO YOU UNDERSTAND THIS

IS A COMMAND?

BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T DO

THIS, THIS EXPERIMENT WILL

FAIL.

SO JACKIE ROBINSON

SACRIFICES WHAT EVERY

WORLDLY PERSON WOULD DO,

FIGHT BACK, AND HE

SACRIFICES THE RIGHT TO

FIGHT BACK FOR THE GREATER

GOOD.

AND FOR COUNTLESS

GENERATIONS OF YOUNG PEOPLE,

AND TODAY WE CELEBRATE HIM.

BUT PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THAT

CAME OUT OF HIS FAITH.

Terry: CAN YOU

IMAGINE?

WHAT A DIFFICULTY.

LET'S TALK ABOUT ANOTHER

ATHLETE IN THE BOOK FROM

GREAT BRITAIN.

ERIC LITTLE -- FOLKS NOW

THE STORY OF "CHARIOTS OF

FIRE," AND THERE IS A WHOLE

GENERATION THAT DOESN'T EVEN

KNOW ABOUT THE MOVIE

"CHARIOTS OF FIRE."

IT IS 30 YEARS AGO, AND YOU

REALIZE A LOT OF PEOPLE

DON'T KNOW.

THAT'S AN INCREDIBLE MOVIE.

IT IS A MOVIE UNLIKE

"AMAZING GRACE," OR "42"

BECAUSE CHARIOTS PUTS IT

RIGHT OUT THERE.

HERE IS A MAN, SAME THING,

HE SACRIFICES SOMETHING --

THEY SAY TO HIM, IF YOU RUN

IN THE OLYMPICS, THE

100 YARDS, YOU WILL WIN THE

GOLD MEDAL.

EVERYBODY KNOWS YOU'RE GOING

TO WIN THE GOLD MEDAL.

THE HEAT WAS ON A SUNDAY.

AS A VERY SERIOUS CHRISTIAN

IN THAT DAY, HE SAID, I WILL

NOT RUN ON THE SABBATH.

PEOPLE SAID, YOU'RE CRAZY.

DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND THIS IS

A GOLD MEDAL.

YOU MUST DO THIS FOR YOUR

NATION.

HE SAYS, I WILL HONOR GOD.

I WILL NOT RUN ON THE

SABBATH.

HE DOESN'T, BUT IT HAS AN

AMAZINGLY HAPPY ENDING.

THAT WHEN YOU YOU HONOR GOD,

GOD HONORS YOU.

THAT'S ALL IN THE MOVIES.

AND WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE

1924 OLYMPICS, HE DECIDES

HE'S GOING TO GO TO MISSION

FIELD, LIKE HIS PARENTS, AND

WHAT HAPPENS HERE IS MORE

INCREDIBLE SACRIFICES.

HE MAKES SACRIFICES FOR GOD

THAT ARE SO HEROIC THAT YOU

JUST SAY, I WANT TO BE LIKE

THAT.

WHEN I GROW UP, I WANT TO BE

LIKE THAT.

INCREDIBLE SELFLESSNESS.

IT IS AT AGAPE LOVE OF JESUS

LIVED OUT IN A HEROIC WAY.

Terry: AND YOU CAN NOT

HELP BUT SEE THIS.

AND THIS BOOK WILL BE

GIVEN TO YOUNG MEN AT

GRADUATION OR SOMETHING

BECAUSE PARENTS AND

GRANDPARENTS ARE THINKING

ABOUT WHAT IS MY SON OR

GRANDSON -- WHAT ARE THEY

LEARNING FROM THE CULTURE?

WHO ARE THE MODELS OF

MANHOOD WHO ARE OUT THERE?

Terry: I WANT TO PLUG

THIS AS A GIFT FOR YOUNG

WOMEN, TOO, BECAUSE IT IS

SUCH A CALL TO SELFLESSNESS

AND SERVICE.

I WANT TO GET TO GEORGE

WASHINGTON.

MOST OF US HAVE SEEN THE

PICTURE OF WASHINGTON

KNEELING BESIDE HIS HORSE,

PRAYING.

YOU SAID WASHINGTON WAS

GREAT NOT FOR AS MUCH OF

WHAT HE DID, BUT WHAT HE

DIDN'T DO.

YOU CAN SAY ALMOST EVERY

ONE OF THE MEN IN THIS BOOK

MADE A SACRIFICE, DIDN'T DO

SOMETHING.

THE BIGGEST EXAMPLE IS

GEORGE WASHINGTON.

IN MY INTRO IN THE BOOK, I

TALK ABOUT HEROS HAVE BEEN

DENIGRATED.

NUMBER ONE, GEORGE

WASHINGTON, WE HEAR HE WAS A

SLAVE OWNER, AND HE WAS NOT

PERFECT.

BUT WHAT HE DID RIGHT WAS SO

HEROIC.

HE WAS OFFERED, EFFECTIVELY,

TO BE KING GEORGE THE FIRST

OF AMERICA.

WE DON'T REMEMBER THIS STORY

BECAUSE WE'RE NOT TEACHING

THIS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS OR

HEARING ABOUT THIS, HE WAS

BASICALLY OFFERED WE HAVE

HAD MILITARY DICTATORSHIPS.

AND THERE IS NO SUCH THING

AS DEMOCRATICALLY-ELECTED

PRESIDENTS.

THEY SAID TO HIM, YOU HAVE

WON THIS WAR, YOU HAVE DONE

ALL OF THIS, YOU DESERVE TO

BE KING.

NOT ONLY DID HE REJECT THAT

IDEA, BUT HE WAS OFFENDED.

HE SAID I HAVE FOUGHT FOR

NOBLE PRINCIPLES, AND I WILL

NOT GIVE INTO PERSONAL

AMBITIONS.

WHEN YOU REALIZE WHAT HE

GAVE UP -- WE WOULD NOT

EXIST OR BE HERE, I'LL BE

HONEST.

TerryNGOTTE

THROUGH FIVE OF THEM, AND

THERE ARE SEVEN.

WE WANT YOU TO READ THE

BOOK.

WE HAVE SKIPPED POPE JOHN

PAUL II, WHO IS AMAZING, AND

WE'VE ALSO --

CHUCK COLSON.

MY HERO AND MY FRIEND.

THE ONLY PERSON I KNEW

PERSONALLY.

CHUCK COLSON, I SAID I WON'T

PUT ANY LIVING PEOPLE IN

THIS BOOK, BUT CHUCK WAS ON

HIS DEATH BED, AND I KNEW HE

WAS GOING TO DIE.

AND HE SAID HE NEEDS TO BE

THE SEVENTH MAN IN THE

BOOK.

THE HEROIC SACRIFICE THAT

MAN MADE, IT IS SUCH AN

EXAMPLE.

WHAT HE GAVE UP -- EVERYBODY

WAS TELLING HIM, NO, YOU

NEED TO DO THIS.

HE REFUSED.

HE IS A HERO.

I WAS WITH HIS WIDOW, PATTY,

AND HIS DAUGHTER, EMILY, A

COUPLE OF DAYS AGO, AND I

LOVE HIM AND I HAD THE

PRIVILEGE OF KNOWING HIM,

AND I'M HONORED TO MAKE HIM

THE SEVENTH MAN.

HE BUMPED ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

Terry: WOW!

WOW!

YOU NEED TO GET THE BOOK.

WELL WORTH THE READ.

FOR MORE ABOUT THESE

HISTORICAL FIGURES, CHECK IT

OUT.

IT IS CALLED "SEVEN MEN AND

THE SECRET OF THEIR

GREATNESS."

AND IT IS AVAILABLE WHEREVER

BOOKS ARE SOLD.

IT'S GREAT TO HAVE YOU

HERE.

MY PLEASURE, TERRY.

Pat: I'M SORRY YOU

DIDN'T GET TO KNOW ALL OF

THOSE PEOPLE.

I MUST SAY WHEN I WAS

TALKING TO GEORGE, HE TOLD

ME HOW IMPORTANT IT WAS NOT

TO BE KING.

GREAT BOOK BY A MARVELOUS

AUTHOR.

COMING UP, WE'RE GOING TO

"BRING IT ON" WITH YOUR

E-MAILS.

ELKE SAYS, "I JUST FOUND OUT

OUR 16-YEAR-OLD HAS BEEN

SMOKING CIGARETTES.

WE CONFRONTED HIM."

AND IT GOES ON AND ON, "WHAT

DO WEDO?"

WE'LL ANSWER THAT QUESTION

AND MORE WHEN WE "BRING IT

ON" ON IN THIS EDITION OF

"THE 700 CLUB."

Terry: IT'S ALWAYS

GREAT TO HAVE ERIC BACK WITH

US.

Pat: HE IS TERRIFIC.

YOU KNOW, THIS SATURDAY --

THIS SATURDAY IS A DAY IN

HISTORY.

I'M TORN.

ON THE ONE HAND, THERE IS A

TREMENDOUS PRIZE FIGHT IN

LAS VEGAS.

Terry: THAT'S RIGHT.

Pat: GUERRERO WAS

HERE --

Terry: AND YOU'RE A

FORMER BOXER.

Pat: AND HIS MANAGER,

HIS TRAINER, SAID I'LL BE

GLAD TO TRAIN YOU.

I'M A LITTLE OLD FOR THAT

NOW.

GUERRERO IS FIGHTING

SOMEBODY WHO A LEGEND, AND

IT WILL BE QUITE A PRIZE

FIGHT.

THE KENTUCKY DERBY IS GOING

TO BE RUN, AND YOU'VE GOT A

LADY JOCKEY WHO MIGHT WIN IT

ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON, AND

REGENT UNIVERSITY IS GOING

TO HAVE A HUGE GRADUATING

CLASS.

Terry: SO THOSE OF YOU

WHO ARE GRADUATING, IF PAT

IS NOT THERE, YOU HAVE A

COUPLE OF OPTIONS TO CHOICE

CHOOSE WHERE HE IS.

Pat: MOST LIKELY I'LL

BE HERE.

Terry: THAT IS A FULL

WEEKEND.

WE'LL HAVE TO TUNE IN ON

MONDAY TO FIND OUT WHAT YOU

DO.

Pat: IT WAS FUN WITH

GUERRERO.

HE IS A TERRIFIC GUY.

HE IS FIGHTING AN INCREDIBLE

FIGHTER.

Terry: HE DOESN'T SEEM

TOO INTIMIDATED, THOUGH.

Pat: WELL --

Terry: TALK IS CHEAP.

Pat: IT WILL BE A HUGE

PURSE.

THAT LAST ONE WAS ENORMOUS.

THE BIGGEST GAIT, I THINK,

IN BOXING HISTORY.

Terry: WE WISH HIM THE

BEST.

Pat: I WAS OUT THERE IN

LAS VEGAS.

THE THE FORMER HEAVY WEIGHT

CHAMPION, LOU DUBO, WAS HIS

MANAGER.

AND LOU GOT US IN OUT THERE

IN VEGAS, WHEN HE BEAT --

Terry: SO YOU WERE

RINGSIDE, IS THAT WHAT

YOU'RE SAYING?

Pat: RINGSIDE.

ACTUALLY, I WAS IN THE

DRESSING ROOM, PRAYING WITH

HIM BEFORE THE FIGHT.

Terry: IS THAT FAIR?

OKAY.

WE'RE GOING TO DO E-MAIL

QUESTIONS THAT YOU'VE SENT

IN.

THIS FIRST ONE IS FROM -- I

THINK IT IS ELKE, HOW YOU

SAY THIS PERSON'S NAME.

SHE SAYS, "OUR 16-YEAR-OLD

DAUGHTER IS A CHRISTIAN, BUT

I JUST FOUND OUT THAT SHE

HAS BEEN SMOKING CIGARETTES

BEHIND OUR BACK.

WE CONFRONTED HER AND SHE

APOLOGIZED.

WE'RE HELPING HER GET OFF

THE CIGARETTES, AND WE'RE

SLOWLY STARTING TO TRUST HER

AGAIN, BUT WE'RE NOT FULLY

THERE YET.

I WANT TO CHECKUP ON MY

DAUGHTER TO SEE IF SHE IS

LYING TO ME.

I WANT TO GO THROUGH HER

ROOM AND HER TEXT MESSAGES,

BUT I DON'T FEEL RIGHT BOW

ABOUT IT.

I HAVE FAITH THAT EVERYTHING

IS GOING TO BE OKAY, BUT

DOES THAT MEAN I SHOULD STOP

SPYING ON MY KID?"

Pat: YES, STOP SPYING.

YOU KNOW, THE SCRIPTURE THAT

BLESSED ME WHEN I HAD KIDS

GROWING UP, IN ISAIAH, IT

SAYS, YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE

TAUGHT OF THE LORD, AND

GREAT WILL BE THE PEACE OF

YOUR CHILDREN.

I SAID, GOD, I'M GOING TO

GIVE THEM TO YOU.

THEY'RE YOURS.

YES, THEY DID ALL OF THOSE

NASTY THINGS, AND, YES, THEY

WERE DOING STUFF THAT WAS

WRONG, AND, YES, THEY WERE

IN TROUBLE AND ALL OF THE

REST, BUT YOU GIVE THEM TO

GOD.

GET YOUR HANDS OFF.

YOU WANT TO GET IN THERE AND

MESS AROUND IN THEIR

UNDERWEAR --

Terry: YOU'RE SO AFRAID

FOR THEM.

Pat: THAT'S WHAT IS IS

BAD, BEING AFRAID.

> YOU PROJECT THAT FEAR

ONTO THEM, INSTEAD OF SAYING

I TRUST YOU.

MY DAUGHTER -- IT'S SO

FUNNY.

SOMEBODY WAS ON THE

TELEPHONE, AND THEY WERE

PLAYING GAMES WITH HER, AND

THIS GUY SAID, LOOK, I WANT

TO COME TO THE LORD, BUT

I'LL HAVE TO MEET YOU AND

LET YOU TELL ME ABOUT

JESUS.

I WANT TO MEET YOU AT THE

"FAT RABBIT," AND SHE WANTED

TO GO TO THE "FAT RABBIT,"

AND I SAID, DARLING, NO

WAY.

I SAID, YOU GO ASK JESUS

WHAT HE SAYS TO YOU.

AND SO SHE WENT UP TO HER

ROOM, AND 10 OR 15 MINUTES

LATER SHE CAME BACK DOWN,

AND I SAID WHAT DISJESU DID

JESUS SAY TO YOU, AND SHE

SAID, DON'T GO.

AND I SAID, WELL, YOU'VE GOT

YOUR ANSWER.

Terry: SEND THEM BACK

TO THE LORD.

YOU KNOW, SPYING DOESN'T

CHANGE ANYTHING ANYWAY.

Pat: DON'T DO IT.

TRUST YOUR KIDS AND TURN TO

THE LORD.

IF THEY'RE DOING DRUGS, IT'S

A DIFFERENT MATTER.

THEY'LL LIE, THEY'LL CHEAT,

THEY'LL STEAL.

YOU'VE GOT TO LAY IT ON THEM

AND HAVE AN INTERVENTION.

Terry: EMILY SAYS,

"WHICH BIBLE PASSAGES DO YOU

RECOMMEND SHARING WITH

PEOPLE WHO ARE AFRAID OF

ANOTHER TERRORIST ATTACK.

WHAT WORDS CAN I SAY TO

COMFORT THOSE WHO WERE

INJURED OR LOST LOVED ONES

IN THE TERRORIST ATTACKS?"

Pat: WHAT IS IT, THE

51st PSALM.

"YOU WILL NOT BE AFRAID OF

THE TERROR BY NIGHT."

READ THAT AND READ IT OVER

AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND

SEE THE PROMISES OF GOD, THE

"I WILLs" OF GOD.

AND THAT'S WHAT YOU LOOK

FOR.

Terry: ANGELA SAYS,

"I'VE BEEN ASKING GOD TO

HELP MY FAMILY FINANCIALLY

FOR YEARS.

WE ALWAYS JUST GET BY.

I HAVE STARTED A BUSINESS,

AND I ALWAYS PUT GOD FIRST

IN MY BUSINESS.

I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR

BLESSING ON THAT BUSINESS.

WHEN I PRAY WITH YOU, I HEAR

OTHERS ASKING FOR PRAYER FOR

MUCH MORE SERIOUS

CONDITIONS.

I FEEL LIKE I'M BAD FOR

ASKING FOR THAT."

Pat: THE LORD'S PRAYER

SAYS GIVE US THIS DAY OUR

DAILY BREAD -- IS SHE GIVING

TO THE LORD?

Terry: SHE SAYS HE PUTS

GOD FIRST --

Pat: BUT THAT DOESN'T

SAY IF SHE IS GIVING GOD

FIRST.

ASK GOD FOR CREATIVITY.

LORD, YOU'VE GOT SOME

CONCEPTS.

WHAT ARE SOME CONCEPTS?

AND HOW CAN I SERVE OTHERS?

WHAT CAN THIS BUSINESS DO

THAT WILL BRING A BLESSING

TO OTHERS.

INSTEAD OF HOW CAN I MAKE

MONEY FROM THE BUSINESS, HOW

CAN THAT BUSINESS HELP

OTHERSS.

THAT COULD BE THE WAY YOU

NEED TO APPROACH THIS.

Terry: WE DON'T HAVE

TIME FOR ANYMORE, BUT THANK

YOU FOR YOUR QUESTIONS.

Pat: THANK YOU YOUR

QUESTIONS, GOD BLESS YOU.

AND REMEMBER, TRUST YOUR

KIDS TO THE LORD.

THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE

FOR THIS PROGRAM.

TOMORROW, WE STEP INTO THE

RING WITH CHAMPIONSHIP

CONTENDER ALBERTO GUERRERO,

AND TODAY WE LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS FROM THE PSALMS:

"FOR YOU, LORD, ARE GOOD AND

READY TO FORGIVE AND

ABUNDANT IN MERCY TO ALL WHO

CALL UPON YOU."

WE'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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