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The 700 Club - May 28, 2013

Memorial Day is a day to honor and remember those who've paid the ultimate price in defense of this nation. Lee Webb brings us a story of courage, sacrifice and God's ability to heal the wounds of loss. Read Transcript


FAITH UNDER FIRE.

THERE WAS A BOX OF

KLEENEX IN THERE.

WHY THIS SOLDIER STILL

SERVES.

I COULDN'T BELIEVE THIS

IS STILL HAPPENING.

AFTER HER HUSBAND MADE

THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE.

GOD STILL HAD A PURPOSE

FOR ME.

I HAD ENOUGH MONEY FOR A

YOUNG, SINGLE GIRL LIVING IN

MANHATTAN TO DO WHATEVER I

WANTED TO DO.

HOW IT WASN'T ENOUGH.

HOW SHE FOUND WHAT SHE WAS

LOOKING FOR.

LOVE CHANGES THE BEAST.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

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Pat: WELL, IT'S BACK TO

WORK AFTER MEMORIAL DAY.

WE'RE GLAD TO HAVE ALL OF

YOU WITH US, AND I'M GLAD TO

BE BACK WITH YOU AFTER A

WEEK OF TELETHONS.

Terry: YOU HAD A LITTLE

REST AND RELAXATION.

Pat: YEAH.

I WAS UP IN THE MOUNTAINS.

AND BEFORE I LEFT, MA THEY

DID A LITTLE VIDEO OF ME

RIDING A GREAT BIG HORSE.

ANY EQUESTRIAN FANS ON

TODAY, YOU DON'T WANT TO

MISS IT.

JUNE, AS YOU KNOW, IS IS

JUST AROUND THE CORNED,

CORNER, AND THAT'S SUMMER.

BUT SOMEHOW THEY HAVEN'T

GOTTEN THE MESSAGE IN NEW

ENGLAND, AND OTHER PARTS OF

THE COUNTRY ARE FACING HIGH

WATERS AND WILDFIRES, AND

POSSIBLY MORE TORNADOES.

ISN'T THIS INTERESTING?

Terry: IT IS CRAZY.

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WAS

PICTURE PE PICTURE-PERFECT

FOR SOME PEOPLE, AND OTHERS

FACED HEAVY RAINS AND

FLOODS.

Reporter: ALONG MUCH OF

THE EAST COAST, PEOPLE HIT

THE BEACHES, TAKING

ADVANTAGE OF SUNNY SKIES AND

WARM WEATHER.

IT IS JUST AWESOME.

Reporter: BUT IN PARTS

OF THE NORTHEAST, IT WAS

EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE.

THE UNOFFICIAL START TO

SUMMER BRINGING MORE THAN

THREE FEET OF SNOW.

IT WASN'T COLD THAT KEPT

PEOPLE FROM BARBECUING IN

IOWA, BUT MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF

RAIN.

FLASHFLOODING MADE IT

IMPOSSIBLE FOR PEOPLE TO

LEAVE THEIR HOMES DURING THE

HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

WE WERE HOPING TO HAVE

SOME GOOD TIME DOWN HERE.

WE USUALLY GO OUT IN THE

BOATS.

Reporter: WHEN THE

THINK OF SPRING, YOU THINK

OF EXTREME WEATHER.

WE HAD EXTREME WEATHER LAST

SPRING, IT WAS HOT.

AND THIS SPRING IT HAS BEEN

COOL, AND IN THE CENTRAL

PLAINS YOU IT HAS BEEN WET.

IN SAN ANTONIO, THREE PEOPLE

DIED IN POWERFUL FLOODING,

AND AT LEAST 130 PEOPLE HAD

TO BE RESCUED.

AND OUT IN CALIFORNIA,

WILDFIRES FORCED DOZENS OF

RESIDENTS AND CAMPERS TO

CELEBRATE MEMORIAL DAY IN

SHELTERS.

OFFICIALS SAY A

QUICK-SPREADING WILDFIRE

BROKE OUT IN THE LOS PADRES

NATIONAL FOREST.

THREE WATER TENDERS,

THREE PATROLS, AND WE HAVE

SIX AIR TANKERS, FOUR

HELICOPTERS, AND SIX CREWS.

Reporter: AND THE

MIDWEST FACES MORE SEVERE

WEATHER THIS WEEK.

FORECASTERS SAY THERE COULD

BE MORE TORNADOES.

PARTS OF OKLAHOMA HIT

HARDEST LAST WEEK ARE ONCE

AGAIN BRACING FOR MORE.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Pat: THANKS, EPHRAIM.

SOMEHOW THEY DIDN'T GET THE

WORD WE'RE SUPPOSED TO HAVE

GLOBAL WARMING.

Terry: WELL, THERE

CERTAINLY IS TEMPERATURE

CHANGES OF SOME KIND.

IT IS CRAZY.

Pat: I ASKED OUR NEWS

GUYS, I ASKED, COULD YOU

PLEASE FIND OUT WHAT IS

CAUSING THESE TORNADOES.

AND THEY'VE GOT NO REAL

EXPLANATION.

IT IS JUST CRAZY.

Terry: I DON'T KNOW IF

THIS IS ACCURATE, BUT I

HEARD ALONG THE EAST COAST,

WE'RE SUPPOSED TO HAVE A

MORE DIFFICULT HURRICANE

SEASON.

Pat: WELL, THAT IS

SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD

TO.

Terry: DOESN'T IT MAKE

YOU FEEL BETTER.

BLESSINGS TO THOSE WHO ARE

GOING THROUGH DIFFICULTY.

Pat: I'VE GOT SOME GOOD

NEWS, HOWEVER, FOR THE

"OPERATION BLESSING" FRONT.

HOME DEPOT HAS MADE A

DONATION, I BELIEVE ABOUT

$100,000, AND ALL FOR

VOLUNTEERS TO HELP --

Terry: THAT'S

FABULOUS.

Pat: THEY'RE WORKING

VERY HARD IN OKLAHOMA, WHERE

THE DEVASTATING TORNADO CAME

THROUGH, BUT THERE ARE

MORE.

AND WE'VE BEEN WORKING IN

TEXAS AND OTHER AREAS.

AND SO THE BIG PUSH RIGHT

NOW IS IN OKLAHOMA, WHERE

THERE IS SO MUCH

DEVASTATION.

Terry: ONE OF THE

THINGS YOU SEE WITH ALL OF

THESE PEOPLE, INCLUDING THE

MAN IN THE MIDWEST THAT WAS

TALKING, IS THIS HUMAN

SPIRIT, BEING WILLING TO

RISE AGAIN AND START AGAIN.

Pat: TREMENDOUS

COURAGE.

IT MAY BE COLD IN PARTS OF

THE NEW ENGLAND, BUT THE

POLITICAL TEMPERATURE IS

HEATING UP FOR THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION IN

WASHINGTON.

LEE WEBB HAS MORE.

Lee: REPUBLICAN

SENATORS ANY THE

ATTORNEY-GENERAL CANNOT

INVESTIGATE HIMSELF OR HIS

OFFICE'S ROLE ON SPYING ON

ASSOCIATED PRESS

JOURNALISTS.

SEVERAL SENATORS CLAIM THERE

IS A CONFLICT OF INTEREST

THERE, BUT THEY STOPPED

SHORT OF CALLING FOR A

SPECIAL PROSECUTOR.

YOU CANNOT INVESTIGATE

YOURSELF.

AND I THINK IT IS A TOTAL

CONFLICT OF INTEREST.

ALLOWING THE VERY PERSON

THAT AUTHORIZED THE TWO

THINGS THAT WE ARE VERY

AWARE OF TODAY TO

INVESTIGATE WHETHER OR NOT

HE DID THAT APPROPRIATELY IS

INAPPROPRIATE.

IT IS A QUESTION OF

CLASSIFIED INFORMATION.

SOMEONE WORKING FOR OUR

GOVERNMENT ON OUR SIDE

VIOLATED THEIR OATH AND

DISCLOSED THAT INFORMATION

TO THE PRESS.

WHAT IS THE GOVERNMENT TO DO

IF IN FACT THAT DISCLOSURE

COULD ENDANGER OUR MILITARY

FORCES OR THOSE WHO ARE

COOPERATING WITH US TO FIGHT

TERRORISM.

Lee: NEW YORK SENATOR

CHUCK SHUMER SAID THE SYSTEM

IS CLEARLY BROKEN, AND THEY

WILL REOFFER THEIR PROPOSAL

FOR A SO-CALLED MEDIA SHIELD

LAW TO PROTECT REPORTERS.

PAT?

Pat: THE LIBERAL MEDIA

IS ON THEIR CASE BIG TIME.

IT'S LIKE YOU HAVE A

SLEEPING ALLIGATOR AND YOU

WALK UP TO HIM AND STICK A

STICK IN HIM AND WONDER WHY

HE DOESN'T TRY TO BITE YOU.

WELL, THAT'S WHAT THEY HAVE

DONE.

HOLDER HAS GONE AFTER THE

PRESS.

THE PRESS SAYS, YOU COME

AFTER US, AND WE'RE GOING

AFTER YOU.

AND SUDDENLY, INSTEAD OF

BEING THE GREAT FANS OF

OBAMA, THEY HAVE NOW BECOME

HIS ENEMY.

BUT WHAT IS IS BEING SAID IS

ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.

YOU CAN'T HAVE A FOX

GUARDING THE HEN HOUSE TO

SEE IF THERE ARE ANY FOXES

IN THERE.

I THINK HOLDER HAS BEEN LESS

THAN GENUINE.

I THINK THE WORD IS

INGENUOUS IN HIS DEALINGS

WITH THE PUBLIC.

I DISLIKE SPECIAL

PROSECUTORS WITH A PASSION

BECAUSE ONCE YOU GET THEM

GOING, IT'S LIKE YOU CAN'T

STOP THEM.

NEVERTHELESS, THEY NEED A

SPECIAL PROSECUTOR, ONE WITH

FULL POWER OF SUBPOENAS, TO

FIND OUT WHAT IN THE WORLD

IS GOING ON.

BECAUSE THERE HAVE BEEN SO

MANY LIES AND OBFISCATION,

AND IT IS TIME FOR THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE TO GET THE

TRUTH.

I THINK PEOPLE ARE

DISGUSTED.

Lee: PAT, MEMORIAL DAY

CEREMONIES WERE HELD ACROSS

THE NATION YESTERDAY.

PRESIDENT OBAMA LAID A

WREATH AT THE TOMB OF THE

UNKNOWN SOLDIER.

HE SAID, QUOTE,"THIS TIME

NEXT YEAR WE WILL NOTE THE

FINAL MEMORIAL DAY IN

AFGHANISTAN."

AND I HOPE YOU'LL STAY TUNED

LATER FOR "700 CLUB" IN HOW

GOD TURNED LOSS AND GRIEF

INTO HOPE AND JOY FOR ONE

SOLDIER.

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS

BASICALLY DECLARED AN END TO

THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR.

HE DIDN'T CLAIM FINAL

VICTORY IN HAZE SPEECH, BUT

HE DID MOVE THE U.S. AWAY

FROM WHAT HE CALLED THE

FRIGHTENING IDEA OF A

COUNTRY AND A STATE OF

PERPETUAL WAR.

HE SAYS al-QAEDA IS ON THE

PATH OF DEFEAT, AND THE

THREATS OF TERRORISM IS NOW

DOWN TO WHAT IT WAS BEFORE

9/11.

GRADUATING SENIORS AT A

KENTUCKY HIGH SCHOOL TOOK

PARTS IN PRAYER.

HE CLOSED HIS PRAYER IN

JESUS' NAME, AND MANY

AUDIENCE MEMBERS COULD BE

HEARD SAYING AMEN.

STUDENTS AND PARENTS GAVE

HIM A STANDING OVATION, BUT

THE ADVOCATE MESSENGER

NEWSPAPER REPORTS THAT SIX

STUDENTS, INCLUDING AT LEAST

ONE-EIGHTH THEIST, HAD O --

ONE ATHEIST OBJECTED TO THE

PRAYER.

THEY SAID THAT FACULTY COULD

NOT PRAY, BUT STUDENTS WERE

ALLOWED TO PRAY.

THAT TENSION BETWEEN WHAT IS

LEGAL AND WHAT IS NOT IS

FELT IN SCHOOLS ACROSS THE

NATION.

MANY GRATEFUL SENIORS WANT

TO THANK GOD AT GRADUATION

CEREMONIES, BUT MANY SCHOOL

ADMINISTRATORS WORRY THEY

MIGHT VIOLATE THE SO-CALLED

SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND

STATE.

OUR PAUL STRAND TRIES TO

CLEAR UP THE CONFUSION.

Reporter: AS HIGH

SCHOOLS NATIONWIDE GET READY

FOR GRADUATION CEREMONIES,

SOME SENIORS MAY FACE

THREATS OR LAWSUITS IF THEY

MENTION GOT OR THEIR FAITH

DURING GRADUATION SPEECHES.

BUT THE MESSAGE FROM LAWYER

JEFF MATIRE SAYS DON'T BE

AFRAID.

ANY STUDENT BEING ASKED

TO SPEAK SHOULD KNOW THIS,

THE SCHOOL DISTRICT CANNOT

TELL THEM NOT TO MENTION

THEIR RELIGIOUS FAITH.

Reporter: ANGELA FACED

A JUDGE'S THREAT TO THROW

HER IN JAIL.

THE COURT'S ORDER SAYS

THERE COULD BE IN

INCARCERATION IF ANYBODY

SAID JESUS.

Reporter: BUT A FEDERAL

APPEALS COURT DISAGREED.

THE FIFTH CIRCUIT SAID IT

IS OKAY FOR HER TO DO THAT.

IT IS HER PRIVATE STUDENT

SPEECH.

SHE IS ALLOWED TO SAY

WHATEVER SHE WANTS.

YOU CAN'T DISCRIMINATE

AGAINST HER.

IT IS IN JESUS' NAME I

PRAY, AMEN.

THEY CAN'T TELL THEM TO

PRAY OR NOT TO PRAY.

THEY CAN'T TELL THEM TO

MENTION JESUS OR NOT MENTION

JESUS.

Reporter: IF STUDENTS

ARE THREATENED, THEY SHOULD

GO TO A GROUP LIE THE

AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND

JUSTICE OR LIBERTY

INSTITUTE.

BECAUSE WE WILL FIGHT FOR

THEM.

Reporter: WHEN

CHRISTIANS STAND UP AND

FIGHT FOR WHAT THEY BELIEVE

IN AND FIGHT FOR THE TRUTH,

WE WIN IN THE COURTS.

A LOT OF THE REASON WE LOST

SO MUCH GROUND IS BECAUSE

CHRISTIANS HAVEN'T BEEN

WILLING TO FIGHT.

Reporter: THEY WANT TO

LET STUDENTS KNOW THIS: IN

THEIR GRADUATION SPEECHES,

THEY CAN TALK ABOUT GOD,

JESUS, WHATEVER RELIGIOUS

MATTER, AND THEIR SCHOOL OR

SCHOOL DISTRICTS CANNOT STOP

THEM.

THEY DO NOT LOSE THEIR

RELIGIOUS RIGHTS WHEN THEY

ENTER THE SCHOOLHOUSE DOOR.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS,

REPORTING FROM PLANO,

TEXAS.

Lee: PAT, SO REALLY

THERE IS NO CONFUSION AT

ALL.

IT IS PRETTY SIMPLE.

Pat: WELL, THERE IS

PLENTY OF CONFUSION BECAUSE

THE ATHEISTS AND LIBERALS

ARE TRYING TO STOP STUDENTS

FROM PRAYING.

THERE IS A LANDMARK CASE --

THAT THE ORGANIZATION I

FOUNDED, THAT MORVED INTO

MORPHED INTO THE AMERICAN

CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE.

JAY SECULO ARGUED AT THE

COURT, THERE WAS A 7-2

DITION I2 DECISION IN OUR

FAVOR, SAYING THAT STUDENTS

THAT AN ABSOLUTE RIGHT TO

SPEAK ABOUT THEIR FAITH AND

SPEAK OPENLY ABOUT JESUS.

THAT DECISION WAS REALLY

CLEAR.

I DON'T KNOW IF THEY SAID

ANYTHING ABOUT JESUS, BUT IT

WAS THE IDEA THEY COULD

EXPRESS THEIR FAITH.

THE SUPERIOR COURT CLEARED A

7-2 DECISION THAT THIS IS IS

THE CASE.

SO ANYBODY WHO TRIES TO STOP

A STUDENT FROM EXPRESSING

HIS OR HER FAITH IS

VIOLATING A SUPREME COURT

MANDATE.

AND THAT INCLUDES THESE DIC

TAORIAL JUDGES WHO RUN

AROUND SAYING I WILL PIT YOU

PUT YOU IN JAIL IF YOU

MENTION JESUS.

THEY SHOULD BE IMPEACHED.

Lee: DOCTOR JAMES LEVIN

TELLS THE LOS ANGELES TIMES,

QUOTE,"THE CHAIR IS OUT TO

KILL US."

AND A RESEARCHER AT OHIO

UNIVERSITY WARNS THAT

SITTING IS THE NEW SMOKING.

MOST OF US SIT FOR MORE THAN

HALF OF OUR WAKING HOURS.

IT PLACES PRESSURE ON THE

BODY IT IS NOT MEANT TO

TAKE.

THAT LEADS TO POOR

CIRCULATION, DIABETES, HEART

DISEASE, AND MANY OTHER

ACHES AND PAINS.

THE BEST THING TO DO IS TO

STAY ACTIVE, LIKE WALKING

MORE DURING THE DAY.

I WAS TALKING TO MY OLDER

SON, AND HE IS A GRAPHIC

DESIGNER, AND HE CHANGED HIS

DESK TO ONE OF THE STANDING

DESKS.

HE SAYS THE CHANGE HAS BEEN

REMARKABLE.

HE HAS NO KNEE PAIN, LIKE HE

USED TO, AND IT HAS BEEN A

LOT BETTER FOR HIM.

YOU CAN ACTUALLY GET A

TREADMILL UNDER YOUR DESK

WHERE YOU'RE STANDING, AND

YOU WALK SLOWLY WHILE YOU'RE

TRYING TO WORK.

THEY CAN HAVE MY PART PART

IN THAT.

ANYWAY, I RIDE HORSES.

TERRY?

Terry: COMING UP,

CUTTING THE COST OF

COLLEGE.

FIND OUT WHAT THE FUTURE CAN

HOLD FOR HIGHER EDUCATION.

AND HOW SOMETHING CALLED THE

10K PLAN CAN SAVE STUDENTS

THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS.

THAT'S GOOD NEWS, AND THAT'S

NEXT.

Pat: YOU KNOW SENDING

ONE CHILD TO COLLEGE IS AS

MUCH AS $60,000, $70,000 A

YEAR.

IT IS UNBELIEVABLE.

AND THE QUESTION IS WHO CAN

AFFORD IT.

AND PEOPLE ARE SAYING, THESE

STUDENTS COME OUT OF COLLEGE

LOADED DOWN WITH DEBT, AND

WAS THAT B.A. IN

HUMANITIES -- WAS IT WORTH

IT?

AND MANY PEOPLE THINK THEY

WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER OFF

TO GO GET A JOB IN THE

PRIVATE SECTOR, IF THEY

COULD GET ONE, WHEN THEY GET

OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL.

BUT MOST PEOPLE THINK THAT A

COLLEGE DEGREE IS VERY, VERY

VALUABLE.

WELL, STUDENTS GOING TO

COLLEGE TODAY ARE FACING

INCREDIBLY RISING COSTS AND

HUGE LOANS.

THE STUDENT LOAN DEBT HAS

RISEN TO ROUGHLY $

$1 TRILLION.

BUT SOON IT COULD BE EASIER

AND CHEAPER FOR ANYONE TO

GET A HIGHER EDUCATION.

HEATHER CELLS BRINGS US THAT

STORY.

Reporter: LIKE MANY OF

HER GENERATION, LILA HEADS

TO COLLEGE ARMED WITH THE

LATEST WAYS TO SAVE.

SHE STARTED BY TAKING

COLLEGE CREDIT COURSES WHILE

STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL.

TODAY SHE LIVES AT HOME, HAS

A JOB, AND IS ALREADY PAYING

ON HER STUDENT LOANS.

I'VE BEEN TOLD BY OTHER

PEOPLE YOU COME OUT OF

COLLEGE WITH DEBT.

I JUST ACCEPTED IT, AND I

PUT IN MY MIND IT IS GOING

TO TAKE ME 10 YEARS TO PAY

OFF THIS DEBT.

Reporter: WHILE MILLSñ

IS OPTMISTIC, SHE AND HER

PEERS STILL FACE AN UP-HILL

BATTLE.

IN THE LAST 25 YEARS,

COLLEGE TUITION HAS RISEN

MORE THAN 400%.

NATIONALLY, THE AVERAGE

STUDENT GRADUATES WITH WELL

OVER $20,000 IN DEBT.

COMBINE THAT WITH A TOUGH

ECONOMY AND POOR JOB

PROSPECTS, AND IT CREATES A

PERFECT STORM.

FOR PARENTS, EVEN THOSE WITH

DUAL INCOMES, THERE IS

PLENTY TO WORRY ABOUT.

I'VE GOT BACK-TO-BACK

KIDS GOING INTO COLLEGE.

WE'VE BEEN THROUGH ECONOMIC

HARD TIMES.

WE USED A LOT OF OUR SAVINGS

TO GET THROUGH THAT.

SO NOW PAYING FOR COLLEGE

HERE IN TWO YEARS IS A

DEFINITE CONCERN.

Reporter: THAT CONCERN

STRETCHES TO MANY COLLEGE

CAMPUSES WHERE

ADMINISTRATORS ARE TRYING TO

CUT COSTS, KEEP QUALITY

HIGH, AND COMPETE WITH A NEW

ARRAY OF ONLINE OFFERINGS.

IN THIS CURRENT EDUCATIONAL

CLIMATE, MANY UNIVERSITIES

ARE FACING A CLOUDY FUTURE.

IN FACT, ANALYSTS LIKE

NATHAN HARDEN SAY HALF WILL

NOT MAKE IT.

I THINK A LOT OF

UNIVERSITIES POTENTIALLY

MIGHT FIND THEMSELVES HAVING

TROUBLE FINDING ENOUGH

STUDENTS TO KEEP GOING.

Reporter: IN HIS

ARTICLE "THE END THE

UNIVERSITY AS WE KNOW IT,"

HE PREDICTS DRAMATIC CHANGES

IN THE NEXT FUTURE YEARS.

IT INCLUDES THE DECLINE OF

RESIDENTIAL CAMPUSES, FREE

ONLINE ACCESS TO A COLLEGE

EDUCATION FOR ALL, AND THE

CLOSURE OF ROUGHLY HALF OF

THE COUNTRY'S 4500

UNIVERSITIES.

IT'S A LANDSCAPE THAT REGENT

UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT CARLOS

CAMPO SAYS MUST BE NAVIGATED

WITH CARE.

IS NATHAN HARDEN RIGHT,

THAT TUITION-DRIVEN SCHOOLS

WILL FAIL?

YES.

NO SCHOOL WANTS TO SAY THAT

ABOUT THEMSELVES, BUT I

THINK YOU'RE GOING TO SEE

THAT STUDENTS ARE THINKING,

THIS SCHOOL ISN'T

WELL-RESOURCED.

IT IS QUITE CLEAR THEIR

GRADUATES AREN'T DOING WELL

IN THE MARKETPLACE.

HOW CAN I INVEST IN THIS

EDUCATION.

Reporter: IN TODAY'S

ENVIRONMENT, CAMPO SAYS

UNIVERSITIES MUST KNOW WHO

THEY ARE AND CREATE ONLINE

OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS.

THERE ARE GREAT CASE

STATEMENTS TO BE MADE FOR A

LOWER COST, YOU CAN GET

THROUGH AN ONLINE DEGREE

MORE QUICKLY THAN IN A

TRADITIONAL ENVIRONMENT.

Reporter: STILL, CAMPO

BELIEVES THE RESIDENTIAL

EXPERIENCE IS IS HERE TO

STAY.

THERE IS SOMETHING

DIFFERENT ABOUT THE

INTERACTION THAT HAPPENS,

AND THE GROWTH IN THE

STUDENT BODY AS THEY UNDER

ACT WITH THEIR PEERS,

FACULTY AND STAFFS.

Reporter: REGENT OFFERS

BOTH ONLINE AND

TRADITIONAL.

PERHAPS THE CLEAREST SIGN OF

CHANGE IS ELITE UNIVERSE

LIKE HARVARD AND M.I.T. ARE

OFFERING WHAT ARE CALLED

MASSIVE ONLINE COURSES OR

MUCS.

AND THEY'RE OPEN TO ANYONE,

ANYWHERE.

THE BIG STIGMA IS ONLINE

EDUCATION HASN'T BEEN

RESPECTED AS BEING ON PAR

WITH AN IN-CLASS

EXPERIENCE.

BUT I THINK THAT IS STARTING

TO SLOWLY CHANGE.

Reporter: ULTIMATELY,

HARDEN BELIEVES THAT

THOUSANDS OF PROFESSORS WILL

LOSE THEIR JOBS AS ONLINE

EDUCATION EFFICIENTLY

DELIVERS CONTENT.

FOR NOW, MANY KINKS REMAIN.

THERE IS NO DEGREE CREDIT

ATTACHED TO MUCS, LIKE

HARVARD.

AND THERE IS A WEALTH OF

OPTIONS TO CONSIDER.

CAMPO SAYS STUDENTS MUST

KNOW WHAT THEY WANT AND

CONSIDER WHAT SKILL SETS

EMPLOYERS WANT.

I WOULD ASK THIS: TELL ME

THE ONLINE EDUCATOR YOUR

CONSIDERING?

WHAT ARE THEIR GRADUATION

RATES?

WHAT ARE THEIR STUDENTS

DOING TWO YEARS AFTER THAIS

GRADUATE, FIVE OR TEN?

Reporter: ONE BRIGHT

SPOT FOR STUDENTS MOVES TO

DRAMATICALLY LOWER TUITION.

AND TEXAS, THEY'RE CALLING

IT A 10K RESOLUTION.

$10,000 FOR A FOUR-YEAR

DEGREE.

IN THE PAST, WHEN WE

HEARD ABOUT TUITIONS, WE

HEARD LET'S RAISE TAXES.

INSTEAD, NOW, FOR THE FIRST

TIME, WE'RE LOWERING THE

COST OF COLLEGE.

Reporter: SOME TEXAS

AND FLORIDA UNIVERSITIES

HAVE ALREADY BEGUN TO OFFER

SOME DEGREES, WHICH USUALLY

START IN HIGH SCHOOL WITH

DUAL CLASSES.

AND THEY OFFER INSTRUCTION

TO GLEAN SAVINGS.

TECHNOLOGY PAVING THE WAY

FOR DRAMATIC TUITION CUTS.

LILA MILLS HAS ALREADY TAKEN

ADVANTAGE, TAKING ONLINE

CLASSES TO SAVE TIME AND

MONEY.

IT IS JUST ONE MORE

INDICATION THAT FUNDAMENTAL

CHANGES ARE ALREADY UNDER

WAY.

HEATHER CELLS, CBN NEWS.

Pat: THANKS, HEATHER.

I WANT TO SAY THAT REGENT

UNIVERSITY IS ACTIVELY

PURSUING THE IDEA OF MUC,

AND I THINK THE WHOLE

CONCEPT OF A FOUR-YEAR

DEGREE YOU CAN GET FOR

$10,000 -- THEY'RE DOING IT

IN TEXAS, AND IT CAN BE

DONE.

THESE CLASSES ARE VERY

GOOD.

YOU GET THE VERY FINEST

PROFESSORS, AND THEY DID

TAPED CLASSES, AND THEY SENT

IT OUT ON THE INTERNET, AND

THEY -- WE HAVE SOME VERY

SOPHISTICATED THINGS AT

REGENT, AND I MIGHT ADD

REGENT ONLINE WAS ONE OF THE

ONLY SCHOOLS IN THE STATE OF

VIRGINIA, FOR EXAMPLE, THAT

WAS ACKNOWLEDGED BY A

PRESTIGIOUS ORGANIZATION AS

BEING VERY HIGH QUALITY.

SO I MEAN -- YOU DON'T HAVE

TO SETTLE FOR QUALITY.

Terry: YOU KNOW WHAT

YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE HAPPEN

IS FOR THESE KIDS WHO HAVE

BEEN SADDLED WITH THIS DEBT,

FOR THEM TO FIND SOME WAY TO

PAY THAT MORE GRADUALLY,

LOWER INTEREST RATES, SOME

WAY TO GET OUT FROM UNDER

THAT.

Pat: I WAS TALKING TO

MY DAUGHTER-IN-LAW THE OTHER

DAY WHO IS FACED WITH THREE

KIDS IN COLLEGE.

SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT THE

FACT THAT SOME OF THE

FEDERAL LOANS CARRY INTEREST

RATES IN EXCESS OF 7%.

WHERE IN THE PRIVATE MARKET,

YOU CAN GET MONEY FOR 2%, OR

2.5%.

AND IF THEY BROUGHT IT DOWN,

IT WOULD MAKE THE BURDEN SO

MUCH LESS.

SO THAT'S GOT TO BE DONE.

ANYHOW, HIGHER EDUCATION IS

IN FOR A RADICAL CHANGE.

I THINK THE IDEA OF THE

MASSIVE ONLINE OPEN COURSES,

TO THE WORLD, WE COULD HAVE

A MILLION STUDENTS IN ONE

CLASS.

YOU COULD HAVE THEM ALL OVER

THE WORLD.

AND RIGHT NOW THERE IS

SOFTWARE AVAILABLE THAT CAN

TRANSLATE LANGUAGES WHILE

PEOPLE ARE STILL SPEAKING.

IT IS AMAZING HOW YOU CAN

COMMUNICATE WITH THE WORLD.

SO IT'S A DOABLE THING, AND

I THINK IT IS THE THING OF

THE FUTURE.

AND THIS HARDEN THAT YOU SAY

HAD SPOKEN TO OUR TRUSTEES

AT REGENT --

Terry: YOU PROBABLY SEE

MORE OF YOUR STUDENTS GOING

ON TO ADVANCED EDUCATION IF

THEY COULD GET A FOUR-YEAR

UNDERGRADUAL AT SUCH A

REASONABLE COST.

Pat: REGENT IS WORKING

ON IT.

Terry: UP NEXT, THE

STORY OF AN ARMY OFFICER

WHO'S HUSBAND MADE THE

ULTIMATE SACRIFICE.

I CAME IN, AND HE WAS

SEATED, AND THERE WAS A BOX

OF KLEENEX AND THE

CHAPLAIN.

HE SAT ME DOWN AND SAID,

DIRECTLY, RYAN HAS BEEN

KILLED IN COMBAT.

Terry: SEE HOW THIS

SOLDIER CARRIED ON IN

SERVICE TO HER COUNTRY WHEN

WE COME BACK.

*

Pat: OKAY.

Terry: WELL, IN THIS

CASEY, CHAOTIC WORLD, IT IS

IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE TO

FIND SOMETHING THAT BRINGS

THEY RELAXATION AND

PLEASURE, AND FOR YOU, OF

COURSE, YOUR HORSES.

YOU LOVE THEM.

Pat: I AM NOW A YOUNG

83.

AND I'VE BEEN RIDING HORSES

FOR 70 YEARS.

I REALLY ENJOY IT.

I STARTED RIDING ON A

COUSIN'S FARM WHEN AFTER

WE'D BE WORKING IN THE FIELD

AND HAVE DINNER, WE WOULD

RIDE THESE HORSES UP AN OLD

COUNTRY ROAD, TO A LITTLE

COUNTRY STORE, WHERE YOU

COULD GET A CARTON OF ICE

CREAM FOR 10 CENTS AND A

POP.

AND WE'D GET ON OUR HORSES

AND GALLOP BACK TO THE

BARN.

I'VE BEEN RIDING HORSES EVER

SINCE.

I HAVE A BEAUTIFUL HORSE

THAT WAS IMPORTED TO

CALIFORNIA AND BROUGHT

HERE.

THIS HORSE IS MADE UFANO.

AND HE IS 17 HANDS --

Terry: THAT'S BIG.

Pat: HE IS HUGE.

I WANTED A BIG ONE, AND HE

DOES -- HE DOES TRASAGE --

Terry: FOR PEOPLE WHO

AREN'T EQUESTRIANS, EXPLAIN

WHAT TRES AGAGE.

Pat: IT IS A FRENCH

WORD THAT MEANS TRAINING.

AND I LOVE IT.

I'VE DONE JUMPING AND

HUNTING, AND YOU NAME IT.

HE DOES SOMETHING FOR ME.

JUST TO SHOW YOU, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, WHAT THE OLD

PEOPLE DO WHEN THEY GET

READY TO BE PUT ON THE

SHELF.

THEY GET THEMSELVES A HUGE

HORSE FROM PORT PORTUGAL

AND RIDE OFF INTO THE

SUNSET.

SO HERE WE GO.

Pat: ALL RIGHT, BACK

FOR ME.

THAT A BOY.

GOOD BOY.

ALL RIGHT.

GO FOR IT.

ALL RIGHT.

NOW BACK UP AGAIN.

BACK.

ALL RIGHT.

SHOULDER IN.

SOLDIER IN.

ALL THE WAY DOWN.

LET'S GO ACROSS THE RING.

HALF PAST ACROSS THE RING.

GOOD BOY.

ALL RIGHT, EASE UP NOW.

TRASAGE.

GOOD BOY.

CANDOR.

TRASAGE HERE AGAIN.

AGE

Terry: THAT LOOKS LIKE

SO MUCH FUN.

Pat: IT IS.

Terry: THE TWO OF YOU

ARE ONE WHEN YOU'RE ON.

Pat: HE'S SUCH A NICE

HORSE.

I TALK TO THEM.

IN TRASAGE, YOU'RE REALLY

NOT SUPPOSED TO SPEAK TO

HIM.

BUT I LIKE TO TALK TO HIM

AND TELL HIM WHAT I WANT HIM

TO DO BEFORE HE DOES IT.

Terry: HE IS ABSOLUTELY

BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL.

Pat: HE IS HUGE.

HE IS 17, 3, AND HE IS

ENORMOUS.

BUT HE IS SO GENTLE AND SO

SWEET.

HE IS GOD'S GIFT TO ME.

Terry: AND HE SPEAKS

PORTUGUESE, WHAT'S NOT TO

LIKE?

Pat: WHAT IS NOT TO

LIKE.

ISN'T HE PRETTY?

Terry: I CAN ABSOLUTELY

UNDERSTAND WHY YOU LOVE

RIDING HIM.

Pat: I RIDE HIM FIVE

DAYS A WEEK, WEATHER

PERMITTING.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, YOU

HAVE SEEN MY LITTLE FUN

HOBBY.

WHEN YOU GET OLDER IN LIFE,

HE IS SOMEBODY YOU CAN

RIDE.

Terry: WELL, MAYBE

NOT.

BUT BEAUTIFUL.

WELL, MEMORIAL DAY

CEREMONIES WERE HELD ALL

ACROSS THE COUNTRY

YESTERDAY.

AMERICANS PAID TRIBUTE TO

THE MANY THOUSANDS WHO HAVE

PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE IN

DEFENSE OF OUR NATION.

AND NOW LEE WEBB BRINGS US A

STORY OF THE COURAGE AND

SACRIFICE OF THREE CHRISTIAN

SERVICE MEMBERS, AND GOD'S

ABILITY TO HEAL EVEN THE

DEEPEST OF WOUNDS.

Lee: JULY 17, 2004,

LIFE COULDN'T HAVE BEEN

BETTER FOR RYAN AND HAYLEY

DENNISSON.

THEIR MARRIAGE CULMINATING A

COURTSHIP THAT BEGAN THEIR

SECOND YEAR AT WEST POINT.

WE HAD THE SAME CLASS

TOGETHER, AND HE WAS PRETTY

DREAMY.

MY FRIEND ENCOURAGED HIM TO

ASK ME TO DANCE LESSONS.

Lee: THEY WOULD WHAT

SOME CALLED A HOLLYWOOD

COUPLE.

THE FAIRY TALE CONTINUED

DURING THEIR MEDITERRANEAN

HONEYMOON.

BUT BOTH WERE PREPARING FOR

COMBAT DEPLOYMENTS.

HAYLEY TO AFGHANISTAN, AND

RYAN TO IRAQ.

I'M SURE YOU WERE JUST AS

CONCERNED ABOUT HIM?

I WAS.

AT THE TIME, THAT WAS THE

HEIGHT OF THE SURGE OVER IN

IRAQ.

Lee: HAYLEY'S FEARS

BECAME REALITY LESS THAN

THREE MONTHS INTO RYAN'S

DEPLOYMENT.

HER COMMANDING OFFICER

BROUGHT HER THE NEWS IN

AFGHANISTAN.

I CAME IN, AND HE IS

SEATED, AND THERE IS A BOX

OF KLEENEX, AND THE CAP PLIN

CHAPLAIN IS THERE.

HE SAT ME DOWN AND OPENLY,

DIRECTLY, RYAN'S BEEN KILLED

IN COMBAT.

HE SAID HE WAS KILLED BY

SMALL ARMS FIRE.

Lee: HAYLEY PREPARED TO

HEAD HOME IMMEDIATELY, BUT

SHE WAS IN SUCH A REMOTE

PART OF AFGHANISTAN, AND THE

WEATHER SO BAD, THAT IT TOOK

HER 10 DAYS TO MAKE IT BACK

TO THE STATES FOR RYAN'S

FUNERAL.

SHE WENT FROM BEING A

SOLDIER TO A GRIEVING

WIDOW.

JUST SEEING HIM

UNDERNEATH THE FLAG.

IT WAS VERY SURREAL.

I COULDN'T BELIEVE THIS WAS

HAPPENING.

Lee: CAPTAIN RYAN

DENNISSON WAS LAID TO REST

WITH FULL MILITARY HONORS AT

ARLINGTON, NOVEMBER 9th,

2006.

HAYLEY DISCOVERED AN ENTRY

IN THE LAST JOURNAL THAT

RYAN HAD MADE.

I AM SO BLESSED WITH WHAT

GOD HAS BLESSED WITH ME.

I HAVE LIVED THE EQUIVALENT

OF FOUR MEN'S LIFE IN MY

LAST YEARS ON THIS PLANET.

GOD BLESSED ME WITH

WONDERFUL PARENTS TO ADOPT

ME, AND MOST OF ALL WITH MY

BEAUTIFUL WIFE, MY

COMPANION, MY VERY BEST

FRIEND.

Lee: THE ARMY GAVE

HAYLEY THE OPTION OF STAYING

HOME.

BUT IN TWO SHORT MONTHS, SHE

HEADED BACK TO AFGHANISTAN,

PUT ON A BRAVE FACE, AND

COMPLETED HER DEPLOYMENT.

I THOUGHT IT WAS

IMPORTANT TO SHOW MY

SOLDIERS AND OTHERS, AND

EVEN MYSELF, TO BE HONEST,

THAT WHEN YOU GET KNOCKED

DOWN, YOU GET BACK UP AND

CONTINUE.

GOD STILL HAD A PURPOSE FOR

ME.

Lee: HAYLEY PERFORMED

SO WELL, SHE WAS SELECTED TO

SERVE ON DAVID PETRAEUS

PETRAEUS' GROUP.

AND SHE EARNED TWO BRONZE

STARS.

BUT GOD'S PURPOSE FOR HAYLEY

EXTENDED BEYOND EXTENDING

HER MILITARY CAREER TO

HEALING THE WOUNDS OF WAR.

A CAPTAIN NAMED DAVE

APPROACHED HAYLEY TWO YEARS

AFTER RYAN'S DEATH.

DAVE HAD KNOWN RYAN FROM

THEIR DAYS AT WEST POINT.

HE RECOGNIZED MY NAME AND

HE HEARD OF RYAN'S DEATH,

AND HE CAME UP TO ME AND

SAID, YOU KNOW, I'M SO SORRY

TO HEAR ABOUT RYAN.

HOW ARE YOU DOING KIND OF

THING.

Lee: THEIR RELATIONSHIP

BEGAN AS PURELY

PROFESSIONAL, BUT A

FRIENDSHIP DEVELOPED, AND

THEY FOUND THEMSELVES

PRAYING FOR EACH OTHER IN

THE WAR ZONE.

WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO

HAYLEY?

WAS IT AN IMMEDIATE

ATTRACTION TO YOU?

I CERTAINLY THOUGHT SHE

WAS BEAUTIFUL, BUT I

CERTAINLY WASN'T TRYING TO

CROSS THAT LINE INITIALLY.

IT WAS REALLY DIFFICULT

TO EVEN ALLOW MYSELF TO

THINK LIKE THAT AGAIN.

Lee: PARTICULARLY WITH

ANOTHER SOLDIER?

YEAH, WITH ANOTHER

SOLDIER, WHO I WAS JUST

PRAYING WITH NOT TOO LONG

AGO FOR BEING IN DIRECT

CONFLICT AND BEING SHOT AT

EVERY DAY.

BUT I THINK GOD PLACED HIM

IN MY LIFE AT THAT TIME FOR

A REASON.

Lee: AND THAT REASON

BECAME CLEAR WHEN THEY

DISCOVERED THEY HAD FALLEN

IN LOVE.

BEFORE LONG, THEY INTRODUCED

EACH OTHER TO THEIR FAMILY

AND FRIENDS, AND THEY

RECEIVED THE FULL BLESSING

OF RYAN'S PARENTS.

AND ON JULY 4th, 2009,

DAVE AND HAYLEY WERE

MARRIED.

GOD HAS PUT THESE

FEELINGS IN MY HEART.

AND EVERYTHING ABOUT OUR

RELATIONSHIP, FROM THE TIME

WE STARTED UNTIL NOW, HAS

FELT RIGHT.

WE'RE GOOD FOR EACH OTHER.

SHE UNDERSTANDS A LOT OF

THINGS I HAVE BEEN THROUGH.

I TRY TO UNDERSTAND A LOT OF

THINGS SHE HAS BEEN THROUGH

AS WELL.

Lee: THEY NOW HAVE TWO

SONS, AND HAYLEY IS OUT OF

THE ARMY, SERVING AS A

FULL-TIME WIFE AND MOM.

BUT RYAN'S MEMORY IS NEVER

FAR AWAY.

SHE AND DAVE HONOR HIM WITH

PICTURES IN THEIR HOME, AND

HAYLEY HELPS RAISE MONEY FOR

A SCHOLARSHIP IN HIS

MEMORY.

LOOKING BACK, YOU KNOW,

15 YEARS, I WOULDN'T CHANGE

ANYTHING.

I DEFINITELY WOULDN'T CHANGE

GOD'S WILL, BECAUSE I THINK

THAT'S WHAT PLAYED OUT

HERE.

AND IT HAS DEFINITELY BEEN

HARD.

BUT IT HAS ALSO BEEN

BEAUTIFUL.

I DEFINITELY -- I WOULDN'T

CHANGE THE TIME I HAD WITH

RYAN.

I CHERISH IT, AND I CHER

CHERISH THE MEMORIES, BUT

I'M ALSO HAPPY WITH MY LIFE

NOW.

Terry: AS WE TAKE TIME

FOR THIS ANNUAL TIME TO

RECOGNIZE AND HONOR AND

CELEBRATE THOSE WHO DEFEND

US, WHO DEFEND OUR COUNTRY,

WITH SUCH HIGH STANDARDS,

WITH SUCH COURAGE, SUCH

TENACITY, REALLY, TO KEEP ON

KEEPING ON.

WE JUST WANT TO HONOR OUR

MILITARY AND SAY THANK YOU

TODAY FOR YOUR TREMENDOUS

SACRIFICE.

YOU KNOW, ALL GAVE SOME, BUT

SOME GAVE ALL.

AND WE JUST THANK YOU.

Pat: TERRY, WHY DON'T

WE PRAY FOR THE FAMILIES OF

THOSE WHO HAVE LOST THEIR

LOVED ONES.

AND NOT ONLY IN THIS WAR, IN

IRAQ, AND IN KOREA AND

BEYOND THAT.

WE JUST JOIN TOGETHER.

FATHER, WE PRAY YOUR COMFORT

AT THIS MOMENT FOR THOSE WHO

HAVE LOST LOVED ONES.

LORD, THAT YOU MIGHT BE WITH

THEM AND ENCOURAGE THEM, AND

GIVE THEM THE REALIZATION OF

THE BRAVERY AND THE COURAGE

AND THE GRATITUDE OF THIS

NATION FOR THE SACRIFICE OF

THEIR LOVED ONES.

MAY YOUR BLESSING REST UPON

THESE FAMILIES, AND UPON

THOSE WHO ARE SERVING RIGHT

NOW IN OUR ARMED FORCES,

WHEREVER THEY ARE.

IN JESUS' NAME, AMEN.

Terry: AMEN.

AMEN.

WELL, COMING UP LATER, SHE

HAD BEAUTY, SHE HAD MONEY,

SHE HAD FAME.

AND A HOUSE IN THE

COUNTRY.

I HAD A GREAT CAREER.

I'M DATING A ROCK STAR.

AND I'M STILL NOT HAPPY.

Terry: SEE HOW A MOVIE

HELPED THIS ACTRESS FIND

WHAT SHE WAS MISSING.

WELCOME TO WASHINGTON FOR

THIS CBN NEWS BREAK.

A KENTUCKY MEGA CHURCH HAS

ANNOUNCED IT IS ENDING ITS

RECALLS WITH THE BOY SCOUTS

OF AMERICA.

TIM HESTER, THE PASTOR OF A

30,000 MEMBER CHURCH IN

LOUISVILLE SAYS THE GAY

POLICY IS JUST ONE REASON

FOR THE DECISION.

HE TELLS THE LOUISVILLE

JOURNAL THE SCOUTS HAVE

BECOME TWO POLARIZING

RECENTLY, AND THEY WOULD

HAVE ENDED THE RELATIONSHIP

NO MATTER WHAT DECISION THE

BOY SCOUTS REACHED.

HE SAYS THE CHURCH DOESN'T

WANT TO GET CAUGHT UP IN

DISTRACTION.

MORE DETAILS IN LAST WEEK'S

DEADLY ATTACK ON A BRITISH

SOLDIER.

ONE OF THE SUSPECTS WAS

ARRESTED IN KENYA BACK IN

2010.

THE OFFICIALS SAY THE

SUSPECT WAS GETTING READY TO

TRAIN AND FIGHT WITH THE

al-QAEDA-LINKED TERRORIST

GROUP AL-SHABAB WHEN HE

WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.

HE WAS HANDED OVER TO

BRITISH AUTHORITIES, LEADING

SOME TO ASK WHAT THE U.K.

KNEW ABOUT THE SUSPECTS AND

THE APPARENT TERROR ATTACK.

SO FAR NINE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN

ARRESTED IN RELATION TO THE

BEHEADING.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST BY GOING TO OUR

WEBSITE AT CBNNEWS.COM.

PAT AND TERRY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Pat: HOUSES, CARS,

MONEY, THAT SOUNDS

INTERESTING, AND WHAT A LOT

OF PEOPLE WANT.

THAT'S WHAT ACTRESS LISA

POLUSO COULD CHECK OFF HER

LIST OF ASSETS.

AND ON TOP OF THAT, SHE HAD

BEAUTY AND CELEBRITY

STATUS.

SHE HAD WHAT IS CALLED THE

WHOLE PACKAGE.

BUT, STILL, LISA COULDN'T

SHAKE THE FEELING THAT

SOMETHING WAS WRONG.

AT ABOUT 10 YEARS OLD, I

HAD DONE ABOUT 100

TELEVISION COMMERCIALS AND

35 VOICE-OVERS.

I SANG AND DANCE.

I WAS ON BROADWAY.

I HAD ENOUGH MONEY.

I CAN'T SAY I MADE MILLIONS

OF DOLLARS, BUT I HAD ENOUGH

MONEY FOR A YOUNG, SINGLE

GIRL LIVING IN MANHATTAN TO

DO WHATEVER I WANTED TO DO.

STUDIO 54 DAYS, AND WE'RE

TALKING CLUBS AND

NIGHTCLUBS.

THEY WOULD USHER US IN

BECAUSE WE WERE ON TV.

AND I WALKED THE RED

CARPET.

I DID ALL OF THAT STUFF.

I DATED CELEBRITIES.

BUT, STILL, THERE WAS THAT

VOID INSIDE OF ME.

I BEGAN DOING DRUGS KIND OF

ON A REGULAR BASIS.

EVENTUALLY I ENDED UP IN TWO

REHABS.

THE FIRST ONE I WAS STILL

CONVINCED THAT JUST BECAUSE

I DID DRUGS, I COULD STILL

DRINK.

SO I HAD TO LEARN THAT THE

HARD WAY AND END UP IN

ANOTHER REHAB.

I REMEMBER THAT NIGHT IN THE

REHAB INTAKE ROOM, WHEN I

SAID, GOD, YOU KNOW, I NEED

YOU.

I HAD TO FIND OUT WHO GOD

WAS.

SO I BEGAN SEARCHING.

BUDDHISM, TAOISM,

EVERYTHING.

AND EVERY TIME I EARNESTLY

PRAYED, GOD, I JUST WANT TO

KNOW THE TRUTH, A CHRISTIAN

WOULD SHOW UP.

I REALLY DIDN'T LIKE

CHRISTIANS VERY MUCH.

I KIND OF THOUGHT THEY WERE

SORT OF -- I DON'T KNOW --

BIBLE-THUMPING, JUDGEMENTAL

SORT OF PEOPLE.

BUT I HAD A PROBLEM.

MY BROTHER HAD BECOME BORN

AGAIN.

I JUST WATCHED HIS LIFE

CHANGE.

BUT HE NEVER PREACHED AT

ME.

HE JUST LIVED HIS LIFE AS AN

EXAMPLE.

ONE DAY I WAS SITTING AT THE

TABLE WITH MY BROTHER, AND I

SAID, I DON'T REALLY

UNDERSTAND, BUT I'VE GOT A

HOUSE IN THE COUNTRY, I HAVE

A GREAT CAREER, I'M DATING A

ROCK STAR, AND I'M STILL NOT

HAPPY.

HE LOOKED UP FROM HIS

NEWSPAPER AND HE SAID, WELL,

MAYBE YOU NEED TO GET

SAVED.

AND I LOOKED AT HIM AND I

THOUGHT ABOUT IT FOR A

MOMENT, AND I SAID, NAH, NO,

THAT'S NOT MIAMI.

I WENT TO SEE THE MOVIE "THE

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST," AND

IN THAT MOVIE LOVE CHANGES

THE BEAST.

AND I REMEMBER THINKING

ABOUT THIS ON THE WAY HOME,

AND HOW THAT SORT OF TOUCHED

SOMETHING IN MEMENT AN ME.

AND THAT NIGHT, WHEN I GOT

HOME, I GOT ON MY KNEES, AND

I SAID, GOD, ZAP ME, DO

WHATEVER YOU DO, BUT I'M

OPEN AND I'M WILLING.

WHEN I JUST BASICALLY

DECIDED TO CROSS THAT LINE

AND ALLOW JESUS SPECIFICALLY

TO COME INTO MY HEART, AND

IN THAT MOMENT ALONE, IN MY

BEDROOM, I JUST REMEMBER

THAT FEELING OF THE PEACE.

WHEN I WAS ON MY SPIRITUAL

QUEST FOR TRUTH, I WAS JUST

LOOKING TO FILL THE VOID.

AND I READ A LOT OF THINGS

AND A LOT OF DIFFERENT BOOKS

AND A LOT OF DIFFERENT KINDS

OF RELIGION.

BUT THEY JUST DIDN'T --

NOTHING REALLY FILLED THAT

VOID IN MY HEART.

AND THAT'S WHAT I WAS REALLY

LOOKING FOR.

I WAS LOOKING TO FIND PEACE

AND CONTENTMENT.

AND THERE WASN'T ANYTHING

BUT CHRIST THAT OFFERED THAT

TO ME.

UNTIL I FOUND CHRIST, UNTIL

I HAD THAT EXPERIENCE FOR

MYSELF, IT WAS ALMOST LIKE

FITTING A ROUND PEG IN A

SQUARE HOLE.

I HAVE ALWAYS HAD THAT

DESIRE, FROM THE DAY I GOT

SAVED, JUST TO TELL PEOPLE

WHAT HAPPENED TO ME.

JUST TO EXPLAIN THAT, HEY,

IF YOU HAVE A HOLE IN YOUR

HEART AND YOU FEEL THE WAY I

DO, I KNOW THE ANSWER.

YOU KNOW?

JESUS CHRIST CAN FILL THAT

VOID FOR YOU.

IF YOU LET HIM.

IF YOU SURRENDER.

Pat: A LONG TIME AGO A

GREAT MAN, SAINT AUGUSTINE,

MADE THIS MARVELOUS

STATEMENT: "OUR HEARTS ARE

RESTLESS UNTIL THEY REST IN

THEE."

THERE IS IS NO AMOUNT OF

MONEY, THERE IS NO AMOUNT OF

FAME, AND, BELIEVE ME,

HAVING A BIG CAR IS NOT A

BIG DEAL.

AND HAVING A HOUSE IN THE

COUNTRY IS NOT A BIG DEAL.

I'M SURE IT MAKES LIFE MORE

COMFORT IN YOU'VE GOT SOME

ASSETS THAN IF YOU DON'T,

BUT THAT IS NOT GOING TO

MAKE YOU HAPPY.

THERE IS NOTHING GOING TO

MAKE YOU HAPPY BECAUSE YOU

HAVE A HOLE IN YOUR HEART.

AND THAT HOLE IS SHAPED IN

THE IMAGE OF JESUS.

AND ONLY JESUS CHRIST, NO

SPOUSE, NO HUSBAND, NO WIFE,

NO CHILDREN, NO RELATIVES,

NO PLEASURE -- NONE OF THOSE

THINGS WILL SATISFY.

AND PEOPLE ARE SO -- THEY'RE

CHASING AFTER THESE THINGS.

IF I COULD JUST BE RICH.

I KNEW ONE KID YEARS AGO WHO

SAID, IF I COULD JUST GET A

CORVETTE I'D BE HAPPY.

GIVE ME A BREAK.

A CORVETTE, THAT'S GOING TO

MAKE YOU HAPPY?

NO WAY.

NO WAY.

THAT'S NOT GOING TO MAKE

ANYBODY HAPPY.

THERE IS ONLY ONE THING.

AND THAT IS TO BE AT PEACE

WITH YOUR GOD, THE ONE WHO

MADE YOU.

THE ONE WHO MADE YOU.

AND IF YOU WANT THAT PEACE,

HE SAYS COME UNTO ME ALL YOU

WHO LABOR OR WHO ARE

HEAVY-LADEN, AND I'LL GIVE

YOU REST.

YOU'LL FIND PEACE IN YOUR

SOUL.

I WANT YOU RIGHT NOW, IF YOU

WANT THAT PEACE, IF YOU WANT

THAT REST, IF YOU WANT TO

KNOW THE AUTHOR OF YOUR

LIFE, I WANT YOU TO PRAY

WITH ME RIGHT NOW.

DON'T BE AFRAID.

JUST PRAY.

PRAY THESE WORDS.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT, BOW

YOUR HEAD.

JESUS -- SAY IT WITH ME.

JESUS, I COME TO YOU, LORD,

AND I DON'T CLAIM TO BE A

HOLY PERSON.

I DON'T CLAIM MY

RIGHTEOUSNESS.

I DON'T CLAIM ANY MERIT.

I ONLY ASK FOR YOUR MERCY.

AND LIKE THE SINNER WHO SAID

GOD BE MERCIFUL TO ME A

SINNER, I SAY THAT, LORD.

I WANT YOUR MERCY.

I WANT YOUR FORGIVENESS, AND

I COME ASKING HUMBLY THAT

YOU WILL RECEIVE ME AS YOUR

CHILD.

THAT YOU WILL CLEANSE ME

WITH YOUR BLOOD.

AND THAT YOU WOULD MAKE ME A

PART OF YOUR HEAVENLY

KINGDOM.

I RECEIVE YOU NOW, LORD, AS

MY SAVIOR, AND I MAKE YOU

THE LORD OF MY LIFE.

AND FROM THIS MOMENT ON,

JESUS, I AM YOURS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU THAT YOU ARE

MINE.

THANK YOU.

I WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU IF

YOU PRAYED WITH ME.

FATHER, FOR EVERYONE WHO

PRAYED THAT PRAYER, LET THE

ANOINTING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

REST UPON THEM RIGHT FLOW

NOW IN JESUS' NAME.

I HAVE SOMETHING I WANT TO

GIVE YOU.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, AND

YOU WANT TO KNOW, WHAT DO I

DO NEXT?

SOME TIME AGO I WENT INTO

OUR AUDIO ROOM AND MADE A

COMPACT DISC, 73 MINUTES, A

VERY, VERY CONDENSED, DEEP

TEACHING, ABOUT WHAT IT

MEANS TO HAVE AN EXCHANGED

LIFE, TO BE BORN AGAIN.

WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN

NEXT?

WHAT ABOUT THE BAPTISM OF

THE HOLY SPIRIT?

WHAT ABOUT THE SECOND

COMING?

IT IS ALL HERE.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL,

AND I'LL GIVE YOU A FREE

COPY.

1-800-759-0700.

JUST CALL RIGHT NOW AND SAY

I PRAYED WITH PAT, I GAVE MY

HEART TO THE LORD, AND THE

ANGELS OF HEAVEN ARE

REJOICING RIGHT NOW.

PICK UP THE PHONE.

IT IS A TOLL-FREE NUMBER.

NO MONEY INVOLVED.

CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, UP NEXT,

WE'RE GOING TO "BRING IT

ON."

AMY WANTS TO KNOW, "WHY DO

PEOPLE SAY THE BRIDE OF

JESUS IS THE CHURCH?"

WE'LL FIND OUT WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Terry: WE WANT TO TAKE

SOME TIME TO ANSWER E-MAIL

QUESTIONS.

Pat: TERRY, I WANT TO

MAKE A STATEMENT HERE.

THIS PART OF OUR PROGRAM,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I

ANSWER SPECIFIC QUESTIONS

FROM SPECIFIC PEOPLE, AND MY

ATTEMPT AS A PASTOR IS TO

HELP THEM HAVE A BETTER?

LIFE.

AND TO HAVE AN ANSWER TO

THEIR QUESTION.

BUT THERE ARE ORGANIZATIONS,

THERE IS ONE IN PARTICULAR,

WHICH I WILL NOT NAME, BUT

IIT HAS SET OUT FOR ONE

PURPOSE, TO EMBARRASS THOSE

WHO ARE CONSERVATIVE ON

TELEVISION.

SO THEY TAKE HIG MY WORDS

AND TWIST THEM AND DISTORT

THEM.

BUT NEVERTHELESS, WE HAD

WONDERFUL RESPONSES TO THE

LAST TIME THEY PLAYED THAT

GAME WITH ME.

YOU'VE GOT A LETTER THAT

CAME THAT I THOUGHT WAS REAL

PRECIOUS, AND I WANT TO LET

YOU SEE WHAT SOME OF THE

PEOPLE ARE SAYING.

Terry: THIS IS A VIEWER

WHO WRITES AND SAYS, "DEAR

PAT, YOU'RE ANSWER REGARDING

THE WOMAN WHO IS HAVING AN

EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TIME

FORGIVING HER HUSBAND OF HIS

INFIDELITY IS IN LINE OF HOW

GOD TELLS US TO FORGIVE.

I HEARD NO EXCUSE IN YOUR

ANSWER TO THE MAN'S

BEHAVIOR.

WHAT I DID HEAR IS THAT NO

AMOUNT OF COUNSELLING,

TALKING TO FRIENDS, OR

TRYING TO FORGIVE WILL LEAD

HER TOWARDS HEALING.

ACTIONS WHICH YOU SUGGESTED,

TO FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE,

AND WHY SHE WAS DRAWN TO HER

HUSBAND INITIALLY, IS THE

BEST ROUTE TO RECOVERY.

GOD FORGIVES US IN THE SAME

MANNER A MILLION TIMES A

DAY.

GOD BLESS YOU.

."."

AND SHE SIGNS IT A WOMAN WHO

WISHES SHE HAD RECEIVED THIS

ADVICE PRIOR TO HER DIVORCE

YEARS AGO.

Pat: FOLKS, WE'RE HERE

TO HELP YOU.

I AM NOT POLITICALLY

CORRECT.

I TELL IT LIKE IT IS.

Terry: SOMETIMES PEOPLE

MISCONSTRUE --

Pat: THIS ORGANIZATION

MISCONSTRUES DELIBERATELY.

I WILL NOT IDENTIFY THE

ORGANIZATION, BUT ONE DAY WE

MAY HAVE A FULL-SCALE EXPOSE

BECAUSE IT IS A NASTY

GROUP.

Terry: THIS IS A

QUESTION THAT COMES FROM

AMY, PAT, "WHY DO PEOPLE SAY

THE BRIDE OF JESUS IS THE

CHURCH?"

Pat: BECAUSE THE BIBLE

SAYS IT.

Terry: THAT'S A GOOD

REASON.

Pat: I SAW THE HOLY

CITY COMING DOWN LIKE A

BRIDE FOR HER HUSBAND.

PAUL SAYS, I HAVE BETROTHED

YOU AS A BRIDE TO JESUS.

IT IS LIKE THE RELATIONSHIP

OF CHRIST TO HIS CHURCH, THE

RELATIONSHIP OF MARRIAGE.

LOOK UP THOSE REFERENCES.

THAT'S WHY THEY SAY IT

BECAUSE IT IS IN THE BIBLE

VERY CLEARLY.

Terry: AND THERE ARE SO

MANY STORIES, TOO, ABOUT

JESUS COMING AGAIN ARE ABOUT

A WEDDING FEAST.

Pat: EXACTLY.

THE MARRIAGE FEAST OF THE

LAMB, THE BRIDE GROOM IS AT

THE DOOR.

THE BIBLE IS FULL OF IT.

Terry: THROUGHOUT IT.

THIS IS A VIEWER WHO

SAYS, "HOW DO I KNOW IF I'M

IN RIGHT STANDING WITH THE

LORD.

PROVERBS 15: 29 SAYS HE

HEARS THE PRAYER OF THE

RIGHTEOUS.

HOW DO I KNOW IF I'M

CONSISTENTLY RIGHTEOUS?"

Pat: YOU'RE NOT

CONSISTENTING RIGHTEOUS.

NONE OF US ARE.

THE ONLY WAY GET TO HEAVEN

IS ON THE MERIT OF JESUS.

IT IS HIS MERIT, HIS

SACRIFICE, HIS RESURRECTION,

AND HIS LIFE.

STOP TRYING TO BE RIGHTEOUS

YOURSELF, AND SAY I REST IN

THE FACT THAT I BELIEVE IN

JESUS, AND MY HOPE IS IN

HIM.

OKAY.

Terry: I THINK THIS

NAME IS PRONOUNCED LUNGI,

WHO SAYS, "I HAVE BEEN A

CHRISTIAN SINCE 2009, AND

I'M WAITING TO HAVE

SOMETHING OUT OF THE

ORDINARY HAPPY TO ME OR TO

HAVE GOD ADDRESS ME

SOMEHOW.

I ALWAYS HEAR OF PEOPLE'S

WONDERFUL ENCOUNTERS WITH

GOD, AND I LONG FOR THAT SO

MUCH.

I PRAY SEVERAL TIMES A DAY

AND FAST, AND I READ MY

BIBLE EVERY DAY.

I JUST WANT TO EXPERIENCE

HIM.

I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHAT HE

WOULD HAVE TO SAY TO ME."

Pat: LUNGI, HERE IS

WHAT GOD SAYS TO YOU, HIS

LOVE LETTER TO YOU, START

WITH JOHN'S GOSPEL AND BEGIN

TO READ IN THE NEW

TESTAMENT.

AND JUST LOOK THERE AND SAY

SHOW ME THE WONDERFUL THINGS

HE SAYS.

AND TAKE THOSE, AND THEY

COME ALIVE IN YOUR HEART.

THAT'S WHAT HE SHOWED YOU.

HIS DEATH ON THE CROSS IS

HIS LOVE FOR YOU.

HE IS ALL IN THERE.

LET THAT BOOK COME ALIVE IN

YOUR HEART.

DON'T BE LOOKING FOR SOME

ANGEL TO COME OUT OF HEAVEN

AND TALK TO YOU -- MAYBE YOU

WILL; MAYBE YOU WON'T.

BUT WE WALK BY FAITH.

WE WALK BY FAITH.

BUT THE FAITH IS IN THE

TRUTH OF THE WORD OF GOD,

WHICH IS EVERLASTING.

I WISH WE HAD MORE TIME.

BUT THAT'S IT.

Terry: BUT GOOD

QUESTIONS.

Pat: WONDERFUL

QUESTIONS.

TOMORROW, YOU CAN SEE HOW

THE LARGEST BIBLE CLUB IN

THE WORLD IS CHANGING PUBLIC

SCHOOLS IN AMERICA.

THAT'S GOOD NEWS.

AND TODAY WE LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS FROM DEUTERONOMY

33: "THE ETERNAL GOD IS YOUR

REFUGE, AND UNDERNEATH THE

EVERLASTING ARM."

THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH

US.

GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU.

AND WE'LL BE TALKING TO YOU

AGAIN ON "THE 700 CLUB,"

LORD WILLING, TOMORROW.

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