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Bring It On-Line: Armed Force Chaplins

Now that I am older, I am ready to have a friendship with God. How do I go about this? If they plan to prosecute officers in the armed forces if they share their faith in Christ, where does this leave the many chaplains in the armed forces? ... ... Read Transcript


Terry: WE WANT TO

ANSWER SOME OF THE E-MAIL

QUESTIONS THAT YOU'VE SENT

IN, SO WE'RE GOING TO "BRING

IT ON."

JAZZI SAYS, "I'VE BEEN A

CHRISTIAN EVER SINCE I WAS

FIVE YEARS OLD, AND I'M 19

NOW.

I WAS ALWAYS TOLD TO PRAY,

READ THE BIBLE, AND I'LL GO

TO HEAVEN.

NOW THAT I'M OLDER, I'M

READY TO HAVE A REAL

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, BUT

HOW DO I DO IT?

WHEN I TRY, I REVERT BACK TO

MY OLD WAYS AND START

PRAYING FOR THINGS I WANT.

AM I ON THE RIGHT TRACK?"

Pat: JAZZI, I LIKE YOUR

NAME.

ANYHOW, NO, YOU'RE NOT ON

THE RIGHT TRACK.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IS IS

FALL IN LOVE WITH JESUS.

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN LOVE?

DO YOU HAVE SOMEBODY YOU

LOVE?

IT IS A LOVE AFFAIR.

HE DIED FOR YOU.

HE LOVES YOU.

AND YOU NEED TO GET INTO A

RELATIONSHIP WHERE YOU

WORSHIP HIM AND YOU TELL HIM

YOU LOVE HIM, AND HE TELLS

YOU HE LOVES YOU, AND HE

BEGINS TO SHARE WITH YOU THE

DEEP THINGS ON HIS HEART AND

YOU SHARE WHAT IS ON YOUR

HEART.

YOU THANK HIM FOR WHAT HE

HAS DONE AND YOU WORSHIP HIM

AND YOU ADORE HIM.

AND HE, IN TURN, WILL GIVE

YOU THE DESIRE OF YOUR

HEART.

THAT'S WHAT IT IS.

DEEP CALLS TO DEEP.

THAT'S WHAT PRAYER IS.

IT IS NOT SOME FORMULA.

IT IS NOT SOME MECHANICAL

THING.

IT IS A LOVE AFFAIR.

CAN YOU IMAGINE A MAN GOING

OUT WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND AND

HE SAYS, LET'S SEE WHAT THE

BOOK SAYS HERE.

I'M SUPPOSED TO SAY THIS AND

I'M SUPPOSED TO TOUCH THIS.

AND I'M SUPPOSED TO WHISPER

THAT.

NO WAY.

THERE HAS GOT TO BE SOME

SPONTANEITY SOMEWHERE.

Terry: RUTH SAYS, "THEY

PLAN TO PROSECUTE OFFICERS

IN THE ARMED FORCES IF THEY

SHARE THEIR FAITH, WILL THEY

ATTEMPT TO REDEFINE

CHAPLAINS?"

Pat: I'M NOT SURE WHO

IS BEHIND THIS.

I THINK SOME SCREW BALLS ARE

BEHIND IT.

I DON'T THINK THE ARMY WILL

GO FOR SOME OF THE EXTREME

THINGS ARE PROPOSED.

I DON'T THINK THEY WILL

REDEFINE CHAPLAINS.

THEY'VE GOT TO BE FREE.

IF THE ARMY TRIES TO REIN

THEM IN, THERE WILL BE AN

OUTCRY.

BUT THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO TRY

TO FORCE US TO CONFORM TO

THEM.

ALL RIGHT.

Terry: THIS IS PEDRO

WHO SAYS, "I'VE BEEN A

CHRISTIAN SINCE THE AGE OF

13.

I'VE SEEN PEOPLE SPEAK IN

TONGUES.

I BELIEVE THE LORD TOUCHES

PEOPLE.

BUT IN CHURCH, I SEE PEOPLE

WHO LOOK LIKE THEY'RE HAVING

SEIZURES.

THEY CLAIM IT WAS THE HOLY

SPIRIT THAT TOUCHED THEM.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT GOD IS A

GOD OF ORDER, SO I'M

QUESTIONING IF I'M IN THE

RIGHT CHURCH, AND IF THESE

ACTIONS ARE FROM GOD."

Pat: IT SOUNDS LIKE

YOU'RE IN THE WRONG CHURCH.

LOOK, WE HAVE FLESH AND WE

HAVE SPIRIT.

AND WHEN THE FLESH RESISTS

THE SPIRIT, YOU'LL FIND ALL

KINDS OF PHYSICAL

MANIFESTATIONS.

FOR EXAMPLE, IT IS LIKE A

WIRE.

IF YOU HAVE HEAVY RESISTANCE

IN A WIRE, IT WILL GET HOT.

IF THE WIRE WILL CONDUCT

ELECTRICITY, WHICH IT IS

SUPPOSED TO, IT WON'T GET

HOT.

YOU DON'T WANT YOUR WIRES IN

YOUR HOUSE GETTING HOT.

YOU WANT THEM TO LIGHT

LIGHTS.

THE SAME THING WITH THE

POWER OF GOD.

IT IS THERE TO HEAL.

IT IS TO BLESS.

IT IS TO ILLUMINATE.

IT IS NOT TO HAVE PEOPLE

JUMP AND BARK AND ROLL ON

THE FLOOR AND CLIMB THE

WALL.

THAT IS FLESHLY

MANIFESTATIONS.

GET OUT OF THAT PLACE.

Terry: THIS IS A VIEWER

WHO SAID, "MY MOTHER SAID IT

WAS PROPHESIED BEFORE MY

BIRTH THAT I WOULD BECOME A

PREACHER.

A MAN APPROACHED MY MOTHER

TO TELL HER THIS.

HE SAID HE HAD BEEN LED BY

GOD ACROSS A FEW STATES TO

GIVE HER THIS MESSAGE.

WOULD GOD REALLY COMMUNICATE

SOMETHING OF THIS NATURE?"

Pat: YES, HE CERTAINLY

WILL.

I DON'T KNOW THAT PARTICULAR

GUY WAS GOD'S MESSENGER, BUT

HE CERTAINLY WILL.

I READ TODAY HOW GOD SENT AN

ANGEL.

HIS NAME WAS GABRIEL, AND HE

SAID I HAVE COME TO TELL YOU

THAT YOUR WIFE IS GOING TO

HAVE A BABY.

AND HE WILL BE GREAT IN THE

SIGHT OF THE LORD.

THE SAME ANGEL CAME TO A

YOUNG VIRGIN, WHO'S NAME IS

MARY, AND SAID YOU WILL

BRING FORTH A SON WHO WILL

BE CALLED THE SON OF GOD.

SO THESE MESSENGERS DO

HAPPEN.

IN YOUR CASE, I DON'T KNOW

IF THIS GUY WAS FOR REAL OR

NOT.

I WOULD GIVE IT CREDENCE

UNTIL YOU FIND OUT

OTHERWISE.

Terry: WHAT WOULD A

YOUNG PERSON DO WHEN A WORD

HAS BEEN SPOKEN OVER THEM

LIKE THAT.

YOU DON'T BECOME A PREACHER

BECAUSE A WORD --

Pat: NO.

YOU'LL HAVE TO GET A WITNESS

IN YOUR OWN HEART.

IN THE MOUTH OF TWO OR MORE

WITNESSES, EVERYTHING WILL

BE ESTABLISHED.

GOD WILL HAVE TO SHOW IT TO

YOU.

Terry: LISA SAYS, "MY

12 YEARS OLD SAYS IT TAKES A

WHILE BEFORE GOD HEARS OUR

PRAYERS.

SHE SAYS IT TAKES TIME FOR

THE SOUND TO TRAVEL.

DOES GOD HEAR PRAYERS RIGHT

AWAY?"

Pat: YOU'RE KID IS TOO

SMART.

I THINK IT IS LIKE THE AIR

AROUND US.

IT DOESN'T TAKE TIME FOR YOU

TO BREATHE IN THE AIR.

THE SPEED OF THOUGHT IS

INSTANT.

IT IS FASTER THAN THE SPEED

OF LIGHT.

I CAN THINK TODAY ABOUT A

DISTANT GALAXY THAT IS

THOUSANDS OF LIGHT YEARS

AWAY, AND I CAN VISUALIZE IT

IMMEDIATELY.

BUT WHEN WE PRAYER, THE HOLY

SPIRIT, GOD, IS WITHIN US.

THE FATHER IS IN US.

SO IN A SENSE, WE'RE TALKING

TO SOMEBODY RIGHT HERE.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO WAIT A

WHILE FOR YOUR PRAYER TO GO

THROUGH ALL OF THE

CHANNELS.

SO TELL YOUR KID, YOU KNOW,

HE'S GOT ONE SCIENCE, BUT HE

NEEDS ANOTHER ONE.

ALL RIGHT.

WHAT ELSE?

Terry: THE HEAVENLY

ONE.

THAT'S ALL OF THE TIME WE

HAVE FOR YOUR E-MAILS

TODAY.

BUT WE DO THANK YOU FOR

THEM.

WE LOVE HEARING FROM YOU.

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