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The 700 Club - June 28, 2013

A strained relationship with her father set Bobbett down a path of drug dependence that she kept a secret for years. Plus, meet a family that relies on Superbook for entertainment and spiritual growth. Read Transcript


THEY WOULD NOT LIVE AS

13th COLONIES, BUT AT ONE

NATION UNDER GOD.

Gordon: THE GREAT

AWAKENING THAT CREATED THE

GREATEST NATION ON EARTH.

IF A SPARROW CANNOT FALL

TO THE GROUND WITHOUT HIS

NOTICE, IS IT PROBABLE THAT

AN EMPIRE CAN RISE WITHOUT

HIS AID?

Gordon: AND THEN...

I WAS A MASTER OF

DISGUISE.

Gordon: SHE COULDN'T

HIDE FOREVER.

I COULD NO LONGER

FUNCTION.

Gordon: THE STRANGER

WHO DISCOVERED HER SECRET.

AND I TOLD HER IT MUST BE

ME.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

*

[APPLAUSE]

Gordon: WELCOME TO "THE

700 CLUB."

WE'VE ALL HEARD THE PHRASE

"BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING

YOU."

WHEN GEORGE ORWELL WROTE

THAT IN 1948 IT WAS PURE

SCIENCE FICTION.

TODAY IT IS SCIENCE FACT.

THE GOVERNMENT MAY NOT BE

BIG BROTHER, BUT IT CAN

TRACK YOU ALMOST ANYWHERE,

ANY TIME.

AND NEW TECHNOLOGY WILL MAKE

IT EVEN EASIER TO FOLLOW

PEOPLE IN THE FUTURE.

JENNIFER WISHON HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: IF YOU GO TO

THE MALL TO BUY A NEW

OUTFIT, GO HOME AND LOG INTO

A WEBSITE, THEN HOP INTO

YOUR CAR WITH YOUR

SMARTPHONE TO TAKE A ROAD

TRIP, YOU WOULDN'T EXPECT

THOSE THINGS TO BE LOGGED

ABOUT YOU IN CYBERSPACE, BUT

THEY PROBABLY ARE.

IT IS HARD FOR YOU TO

KNOW ALL OF THE PLACES WHERE

THE INFORMATION IS BEING

GENERATED ABOUT YOU.

Reporter: DATA BROKERS

ARE CONSTANTLY COLLECTING

INFORMATION ABOUT YOU, AND

IT COMES FROM SOURCES YOU

MAY NOT EXPECT.

EVEN THIS MOBILE GAMING

DEVICE TRACKS ITS G.P.S.

LOCATION WHEN ITS OFF-LINE.

OTHER GAMING SYSTEMS

LITERALLY WATCH YOU,

DETECTING WHERE YOU ARE IN A

ROOM AND MONITORING WHAT TV

SHOWS YOU'RE WATCHING.

COMPANIES ARE COLLECTING

SPECIFIC INFORMATION WHAT

YOU BUY, TO LESS SPECIFIC,

YET SOUGHT-AFTER MEDICAL

DATA, WHICH IS BASICALLY

DATA ABOUT DATA, OR, PUT

ANOTHER WAY, INFORMATION

ABOUT YOU.

LIKE HOW MANY PHONE CALLS

YOU MAKE, HOW LONG YOU TALK,

AND EVEN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR

E-MAILS.

IT ALLOWS THE GOVERNMENT AND

ANY OTHER READERS TO

CATEGORIZE YOU, DETERMINE

WITH WHOM YOU ASSOCIATE, AND

HOW YOU THINK.

JUSTIN BROOKMAN IS A

CONSUMER PRIVACY ADVOCATE AT

THE CENTER FOR DEMOCRACY AND

TECHNOLOGY.

MY CONCERN IS YOU GO TO

THE STORE WITH YOUR CREDIT

CARD, AND BUY A LOAF OF

BREAD, DOES THAT INFORMATION

GET COLLECTED TO ME AND SOLD

TO MY DOCTOR?

DOES IT GET SOLD TO MY

INSURANCE COMPANY?

THAT'S THE SORT OF THING WE

DON'T HAVE CONTROL OVER

RIGHT NOW.

I THINK PEOPLE SHOULD

AGITATE FOR BETTER CONTROL

AND LAWS ABOUT THIS.

Reporter: AND

SURVEILLANCE ISN'T GOING

AWAY.

IT COULD EASILY EVEN MORE

PERVASIVE IN THE FUTURE,

BECAUSE TECHNOLOGY IS ONLY

GETTING, WELL, SMARTER.

RIGHT NOW IF YOU TAKE A

PICTURE OF SOMEONE WALKING

DOWN THE SIDEWALK, CHANCES

ARE YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO

IDENTIFY THEM USING FACIAL

RECOGNITION SOFTWARE.

BUT THAT TECHNOLOGY IS

COMING, AND THAT HAS SOME

PEOPLE WONDERING IF PRIVACY

IS DEAD, OR AT LEAST ON LIFE

SUPPORT.

AND DON'T FORGET THE GROWING

CAPABILITY OF DRONES,

UNMANNED, TINY EYES IN THE

SKY THAT COULD FOLLOW YOU

WITHOUT YOU KNOWING IT, EVEN

IF YOU AREN'T USING A CELL

PHONE.

THE NUMBER OF DRONES IS

GROWING ALL OF THE TIME.

AND WITH THE GROWING

CAPABILITY TO TRACK PEOPLE

ELECTRONICALLY, VIRTUALLY

ALL OF THE TIME, THERE IS A

MOVE FOR CONGRESS TO PASS A

NEW PRIVACY LAW.

BUT IT IS A FINE LINE TO

LEGISLATE.

THE KEY IS TO HAVE THESE

SMART DEVICES WORKING FOR

US, AND NOT AGAINST US.

RIGHT NOW I DON'T HAVE THE

CONFIDENCE THAT THAT IS

GOING TO BE THE CASE BECAUSE

PEOPLE DON'T KNOW WHAT

INFORMATION THESE DEVICES

MIGHT BE SENDING OFF ABOUT

THEM.

Reporter: JENNIFER

WISHON, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Gordon: WELL, IN THE

NAME OF SECURITY, WE'VE

TRADED OUR LIBERTY.

WE'VE TRADED OUR PRIVACY.

AND NOT JUST TO THE

GOVERNMENT, BUT TO A WHOLE

HOST OF PRIVATE COMPANIES

THAT ARE DATA-MINING ALL OF

THIS INFORMATION IN AN

EFFORT TO TARGET YOU.

RIGHT NOW, IT IS TARGETING

WITH COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS,

WITH ADS, THOSE KINDS OF

THINGS.

BUT IN THE HANDS OF A

NON-FRIENDLY GOVERNMENT, A

GOVERNMENT THAT IS AGAINST

YOU, THESE BECOME VERY

POWERFUL TOOLS TO HINDER YOU

AND HINDER YOUR ABILITY.

AND WE'RE SEEING THAT WITH

THE I.R.S.

WHEN THEY STARTED TARGETING

THESE TEA PARTY GROUPS, THEY

TURNED THE FULL WEIGHT OF

THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

AGAINST POLITICAL SPEECH.

WELL, WE'RE FINDING OUT MORE

ABOUT WHAT KIND OF POLITICAL

GROUPS THE I.R.S. TARGETED

IN THE LAST FEW YEARS.

AND EPHRAIM GRAHAM HAS THAT

STORY FROM THE CBN NEWS.

EPHRAIM?

Reporter: WELL, GORDON,

THERE IS KNOW EVIDENCE THE

I.R.S. TARGETED LIBERAL OR

PROGRESSIVE GRIEWCHES IN

GROUPS IN THE SAME WAY IT

DID TEA PARTY GROUPS SEEKING

TAX EXEMPTION.

IN A LETTER TO CONGRESS,

J.RUSSELL GEORGE SAID THE

I.R.S. AGENTS ONLY TARGETED

SIX OF THE 20 GROUPS THAT

USE THE LABEL PROGRESS OR

PROGRESSIVE, BUT THEY SCRUT

NIDSCRUTINIZED ALL 292 TEA

PARTY GROUPS.

THEY FACED FURTHER

QUESTIONING FROM THE HOUSE

WEIGHS AND MEANS ON

WEDNESDAY.

MR. WERFEL, UNTIL THE

I.R.S. CURRENTLY MANAGES IT

CAN MANAGE ITS CURRENT

FUNDS, THE I.R.S. WILL NOT

SEE ONE MORE DIME IN

TAXPAYER FUNDS.

WE NEED MORE RULES, SO

THE PEOPLE CAN BE ASSURED

THEY HAVE A GOVERNMENT THAT

WORKS FOR THEM, AND NOT

AGAINST THEM.

Reporter: THIS WAS

WERFEL'S THIRD APPEARANCE

BEFORE CONGRESS AFTER BEING

APPOINTED.

HOBBY LOBBY AND A SISTER

COMPANY CAN FIGHT OBAMACARE

IN COURT ON RELIGIOUS

GROUNDS.

THE ARTS AND CRAFTS CHAIN

WAS FACING MILLIONS OF

DOLLARS IN FINES THAT WERE

SET TO KICK IN ON MONDAY.

BECAUSE IT IS REFUSING TO

OBEY THE CONTRACEPTION

MANDATE THAT IS PART OF

OBAMACARE.

IT REQUIRES ALL BUSINESSES

TO PROVIDE BIRTH CONTROL

COVERAGE, INCLUDING FOR THE

ABORTION CONTROLLED DRUGS.

THE HOBBY LOBBY SAYS IT

WOULD MEAN VIOLATING THEIR

CHRISTIAN FATE.

A BIG MILESTONE IN THE

SENATE IMMIGRATION DEBATE.

SENDING THE ISSUE TO THE

HOUSE.

BUT ITS FUTURE THERE IS

UNCERTAIN.

THE BILL, AS AMENDED, IS

PASSED.

WHEN THIS LEGISLATION

FINALLY BECOMES LAW, IT WILL

MAKE US STRONGER AS A

NATION.

HERE IN AMERICA,

GENERATIONS OF UNFULFILLED

DREAMS WILL FINALLY COME TO

PASS.

AND THAT'S WHY I SUPPORT

THIS REFORM.

NOT JUST BECAUSE I BELIEVE

IN IMMIGRANTS, BUT BECAUSE I

BELIEVE IN AMERICA EVEN

MORE.

Reporter: THE SENATE

SWEEPING IMMIGRATION BILL

INCLUDES A PATH TO

CITIZENSHIP FOR MILLIONS OF

UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS, AND

EXPANDS VISAS FOR

LOW-SKILLED WORKERS, AND

CARRIES SOME OF THE TOUGHEST

ENFORCEMENT MEASURES EVER.

PORTERS OSUPPORTERS OF THE

BILL WILL SAY IT WILL HELP

SECURE THE U.S./MEXICAN

BORDER, BUT OPPONENTS SAY

THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT

THE BORDER WILL ACTUALLY BE

MORE SECURE BECAUSE SO MUCH

IS LEFT TO THE DISCRETION OF

THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND

SECURITY.

THERE IS NO WAY I COULD

LOOK THEM IN THE EYE AND SAY

TODAY'S ASSURANCES WON'T

BECOME LISS I LESS IN THE

FUTURE.

PEOPLE HAVE TO HAVE

CONFIDENCE THAT THE BORDER

IS SECURE BEFORE ANYTHING

ELSE IS GOING TO WORK.

OTHERWISE WE REPEAT THE

MISTAKES OF 1986.

Reporter: THE

IMMIGRATION BILL NOW HEADS

TO THE HOUSE, WHERE IT IS

SURE TO FACE TOUGH

CHALLENGES.

MANY REPUBLICANS IN THE

HOUSE ARE WORKING ON THEIR

OWN IMMIGRATION

LEGISLATION.

JOHN BOEHNER SAYS THE HOUSE

WON'T VOTE ON ANY

IMMIGRATION BILL UNTIL HE IS

CERTAIN IT WILL PASS.

DESPITE THE SUPREME

COURT'S RULING AGAINST, THE

PROP 8 SUPPORTERS SAY THEY

WILL CONTINUE TO ARGUE FOR

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE.

THEY SAY THE COURT VOTED

AGAINST THE PEOPLE WHO VOTED

AGAINST GAY MARRIAGE.

Reporter: BACKERS OF

PROPOSITION 8 SAY THE

SUPREME COURT SET A

DANGEROUS PRECEDENT, WHERE

THE WILL OF THE VOTERS NO

LONGER MATTERS.

WHEN THE PEOPLE VALIDLY

ENACT A LAW TO LIMIT

MARRIAGE TO ONE MAN AND ONE

WOMAN, IT SHOULD BE THE

PEOPLE WHO DECIDE IF THAT

LAW SHOULD BE REVERSED.

MY INITIAL REACTION WAS

IT IS A NEW KIND OF TYRANNY,

WHERE THE COURTS ADVOCATE

SOCIAL JUSTICE OVER SOCIAL

STRUCTURE AND SOCIAL

TRADITIONS AND STANDARDS.

Reporter: EVEN JUSTICE

KENNEDY, WHO VOTED TO STRIKE

DOWN DOMA, SIDED WITH THE

CALIFORNIA VOTERS WHO

APPROVED PROP 8, STATING

"THE ESSENCE OF DEMOCRACY IS

THAT THE RIGHT TO MAKE LAW

RESTS IN THE PEOPLE AND

FLOWS THO THE GOVERNMENT,

NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND."

THE CALIFORNIA INITIATIVE

PROCESS EMBODIES THESE

PRINCIPLES AND HAS DONE FOR

SO FOR OVER A CENTURY.

IF SOMEONE DOESN'T LIKE A

PROPOSITION THAT IS PASSED

IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA,

ARGUABLY, ALL THEY WOULD

HAVE TO DO IS GET ONE JUDGE

TO DECLARE IT

UNCONSTITUTIONAL, AND GET A

WINK AND A NOD FROM THE

GOVERNOR, AND IT'S OVER.

I THINK THAT IS A TERRIBLE,

TERRIBLE SITUATION TO HAVE

FOR THE VOTERS TO HAVE THEIR

VOTES COUNT AND HAVE THEIR

VOTES RESPECTED IN A PROPER

SYSTEM.

Reporter: IT WILL TAKE

AT LEAST 25 DAYS BEFORE THE

SUPREME COURT BECOMES

OFFICIAL, AND GAY MARRIAGES

RESUME IN CALIFORNIA.

IF SUPPORTERS OF PROPOSITION

8 ASK FOR A REHEARING, GAY

MARRIAGES MAY STILL BE

BARRED BEYOND THE 25-DAY

PERIOD.

HEATHER CELLS, CBN NEWS.

TWO U.S. ACTIVISTS WHO

SPEAK OUT AGAINST RADICAL

ISLAM ARE BEING BARRED FROM

ENTERING ENGLAND THIS

WEEKEND.

THE U.K. HOME OFFICE SAYS

THE SECRETARY WILL SEEK TO

EXCLUDE AN INDIVIDUAL IF SHE

CONSIDERS THAT HIS OR HER

PRESENCE IN THE U.K. IS NOT

FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD.

THE WESTERN U.S. IS GETTING

GET HIT WITH ONE OF THE

WORST HEATWAVES IN YEARS.

THE TEMPERATURES COULD

APPROACH 130 DEGREES IN

DEATH VALLEYS, CLOSE TO THE

HOTTEST EVER RECORDED ON

EARTH, 134.

AND FORECASTERS LOOK FOR 118

IN PHOENIX AND 117 IN LAS

VEGAS.

THE HEAT WILL SPREAD AS FAR

NORTH AT PARTS OF WYOMING

AND IDAHO.

TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO

GO INTO THE 100s IN BOISE

IN THAT AREA THIS WEEKEND.

IT IS A GOOD TIME TO STAY

INDOORS.

GORDON?

Gordon: UNFORTUNATELY,

WE'VE GOT A JULY 4th

CELEBRATION COMING UP, AND A

LOT OF PEOPLE BE OUTSIDE.

I'VE NEVER HEARD OF IT BEING

100° IN BOISE.

THAT'S A NEW ONE.

Wendy: I HAVEN'T

EITHER, BUT THE HUMIDITY IN

VIRGINIA IS PRETTY

STIFLING.

Gordon: I LIKE IT, BUT

IF IT WAS 134, I WON'T.

Wendy: NO.

THAT'S TOO MUCH.

PICTURE THIS: ENTIRE TOWNS

TURNING TO GOD AND THE

LEADERS OF A NATION PRAYING

TO HIM.

IT MAY SEEM TOO FAR-FETCHED

NOWADAYS, BUT IT IS HOW OUR

COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED.

WE'LL EXPLAIN, NEXT.

Gordon: WE'RE ALL

GETTING READY FOR

INDEPENDENCE DAY, AND AS WE

CELEBRATE THE FOURTH OF

JULY, WE'LL HEAR STORIES

ABOUT THE FOUNDING FATHERS.

ONE ASPECT THAT IS OFTEN

OVERLOOKED IS THE KEY ROLE

THAT CHRISTIANITY PLAYED IN

AMERICAN HISTORY, AT PAUL

STAND REPORTS, A MASSIVE

REVIVAL IN THE 1700s LEFT

A RADICAL MARK ON THE BIRTH

OF OUR NATION.

Reporter: AMERICA'S

REVOLUTIONARY FATHERS

WEREN'T JUST CHRISTIANS, BUT

THEY WOULD FOUNDING

INFLUENCED BY THE GREAT

AWAKENING.

REVEREND EDDIE HYATT TELLS

HOUSE IT HIT FROM THE

1720s TO THE '60s IN HIS

BOOK.

JONATHAN EDWARDS, KNOWN TO

PRAY AND STUDY HIS BIBLE 13

HOURS A DAY, WATCHED RADICAL

REVIVAL TAKE OVER HIS HOME

TOWN IN MASSACHUSETTS.

THE WAY HE DISIEBS

DESCRIBES IT IS LIKE ONE DAY

GOD INVADED THE TOWN OF

NORTH HAMPTON.

Reporter: THE BARS

EMPTIED OUT, AND CHRISTIAN

HOMES FILLED WITH PEOPLE

ANXIOUS TO BE SAVED AND NO

GOD.

HE SAID IF YOU COME

ACROSS SOMEONE WHO SEEMS TO

BE INDIFFERENT, IT WILL BE

SPOKEN OF AS A STRANGE

THING.

Reporter: AND WHITFIELD

PREACHED SALVATION TO HUGE

MULTITUDES OUTDOORS.

CROWDS FROM 10,000 TO AS

MANY AS 30,000 SHOWED UP.

ENTIRE TOWNS REPENTED AND

TURNING TO GOD.

Reporter: WHITFIELD

STAYED AT BENJAMIN FRAN

FRANKLIN'S HOME.

IT SEEMED AS IF ALL THE

WORLD WERE GROWING RELIGIOUS

SO THAT ONE COULD NOT WALK

THROUGH THE TOWN IN AN

EVENING WITHOUT HEARING

PSALMS SONG IN DIFFERENT

FAMILIES OF EVERY STREET.

Reporter: WHITFIELD

LIFTED UP A SPECIAL PRAYERS

FOR THE CO COLONIES.

THEY WOULD NOT LIVE AS 13

SCATTERED COLONIES, BUT AT

ONE NATION UNDER GOD.

Reporter: IT UNIFIED

THEM UNLIKE AID TIME BEFORE,

JUST IN TIME TO FACE THE

MIGHTY BRITISH EMPIRE IN

WAR.

THE REVIVAL ALSO SHAPED THE

FOUNDERS FATHERS' CORE

VISION FOR AMERICA, THAT GOD

SETS MEN FREE, IT IS THEIR

NATURAL RIGHT TO HAVE

LIBERTY, AND EACH IS MADE TO

RULE WITH CHRIST.

ITS INFLUENCE IS ALL OVER

THE DECLARATION OF

INDEPENDENCE, U.S.

CONSTITUTION, AND BILL OF

RIGHTS.

HE FOUND EXAMPLE AFTER

EXAMPLE OF HOW DEEPLY HIS

AWAKENING INFLUENCED THEM

AND THEIR CHRISTIAN VALUES.

TAKE THOMAS JEFFERSON, FOR

INSTANCE.

HE SIGNED ALL

PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS IN

THE YEAR OF OUR LORD

CHRIST.

Reporter: HE SENT

CHRISTIAN MISSIONARIES TO

ONE INDIAN TRIBE.

AND HE ALSO ATTENDED SUNDAY

SERVICES HELD IN THE HOUSE

OF REPRESENTATIVES.

SOME SCHOLARS EVEN DOUBT THE

FIRST PRESIDENT'S FAITH, BUT

A QUAKER NAMED ISAAC POTTS,

LIVING NEAR VALLEY FORD, SAW

GEORGE WASHINGTON'S FAITH UP

CLOSE, DURING THAT COLD

WINTER THAT NEARLY FROZE HIS

ARMY TO DEATH.

HE SAID HE TIED HIS HORSE

TO A SAPPLING AND WENT TO

THE WOODS, AND TO MY

ASTONISHMENT, I SAW THE

GREAT GEORGE WASHINGTON ON

HIS KNEES.

HE WAS IN PRAYER TO GOD.

Reporter: AND POTTS

LATER WROTE...

SUCH A PRAYER I NEVER

HEARD FROM THE LIPS OF MAN.

WE NEVER THOUGHT A MAN COULD

BE A SOLDIER AND A

CHRISTIAN.

BUT IF THERE IS ONE IN THE

WORLD, IT IS WASHINGTON.

Reporter: AT THE

CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION IN

1787, THE DELEGATES FOUGHT

AND BICKERED SO BITTERLY,

THE CONVENTION ALMOST BROKE

UP.

BUT THEN BEN FRANKLIN STOOD

AND BEGAN TO PREACH.

HE SAID THE LONGER I

LIVE, THE MORE CONVINCING

PROOFS I SEE THAT GOD

GOVERNORS IN THE AFFAIRS OF

MEN.

IF A SPARROW CANNOT FALL TO

THE GROUND WITHOUT HIS

NOTICE, IS IT PROBABLE THAT

AN EMPIRE CAN RISE WITHOUT

HIS AID.

Reporter: FRANKLIN

BESIEGED THEM TO PRAY AT THE

START OF EVERY DAY.

AND AFTER THAT, A PEACE AND

RECONCILIATION CAME UPON THE

FATHERS.

THEY WERE ABLE TO PROCEED

AND CONTINUE THEIR JOB OF

HAMMERING OUT THEIR BILL OF

CONSTITUTION AND BILL OF

RIGHTS.

Reporter: 60 YEARS

AFTER IT BEGAN, THE GREAT

AWAKENING STILL INFLUENCES

THE FOUNDING FATHERS AND

CONTINUES TO AFFECT OUR

COUNTRY TODAY.

Gordon: WITHOUT THE

GREAT AWAKENING, THERE WOULD

BE NO AMERICAN REVOLUTION.

THIS ISN'T COMING FROM ME.

IT COMES FROM A PROFESSOR AT

YALE.

WITHOUT THAT, YOU DON'T HAVE

A UNIFIED COLONIAL GROUP.

YOU DON'T HAVE EVEN THE

EXPRESSION "ONE NATION,

UNDER GOD, IN DI IN

DEVISIBLE."

YOU DON'T SEE A GROUP OF

COLONIES GATHERING TOGETHER,

AND HAVING THE GUMPTION TO

RAISE AN ARMY TO STOP AN

EMPIRE, THE BRITISH EMPIRE.

WHAT WAS THE RALLYING CRY IN

THE PULPITS OF THOSE DAYS?

"NO KING BUT JESUS."

AND THAT UNITED A NATION.

AND WE CAN UNIT A NATION

AGAIN TODAY IF WE HAVE THE

SAME RALLYING CRY: "NO KING

BUT JESUS."

THIS JULY 4th, WHY DON'T

YOU HUMBLE YOURSELF.

NUMBER ONE, THANK GOD FOR

THE LIBILIT LIBERTY WE

HAVE.

THANK GOD FOR THE 200 YEARS

OF THIS START-UP NATION AND

THE NEW WORLD.

AND HOW GOD LED US TO SUCH

INCREDIBLE HEIGHTS.

IT WASN'T BASED ON OUR

ABILITY.

IT WASN'T BASED ON ANY

NATURAL RESOURCE OR EVEN OUR

DEMOCRACY OR EVEN FREE

PRESS.

THERE ARE PLENTY OF

COUNTRIES THAT HAVE THOSE

THINGS.

BUT WE HAD SOMETHING UNIQUE:

WE HAD A FAITH IN GOD.

IF WE CAN RETURN TO THAT, WE

CAN HUMBLE OURSELVES AND

PRAY, HE CAN RESTORE US

AGAIN.

Wendy: DO YOU THINK

WE'LL SEE REVIVAL AGAIN?

Gordon: I'M PRAYING FOR

IT.

Wendy: ME, TOO.

COMING UP, SHE WASN'T A

MUSICIAN, BUT SHE WAS STILL

A MASTER OF DISGUISE.

FIND OUT WHAT SHE HID FROM

HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS,

NEXT.

Gordon: AS A TEENAGER,

BOBETTE JUST WANTED TO NUMB

THE PAIN.

SHE FELT ABUSED, ABANDONED.

SHE TRIED SEX AND DRUGS, AND

NOTHING WAS EVER ENOUGH,

UNTIL A VISITOR STOPPED BY

HER HOUSE AND OFFERED HER

SOMETHING MORE.

Reporter: TO THE

OUTSIDE WORLD, BOBETTE

SEEMED LIKE THE ALL AMERICAN

WIFE AND MOTHER.

SHE KEPT THE BOOKS FOR HER

HUSBAND'S BUSINESS AND CARED

FOR THEIR TWO YOUNG BOYS.

SHE ATTENDED BALLGAMES AND

EVEN SERVED AS A ROOM MOTHER

AT THEIR SCHOOL.

BUT SHE HAD A SECRET.

I WAS A MASTER OF

DISGUISE.

I HAD BEEN DOING COCAINE FOR

ABOUT FOUR OR FIVE YEARS.

AND SOMEONE INTRODUCED ME TO

METH.

THAT'S WHAT REALLY TOOK ME

DOWN A PATH OF DESTRUCTION.

Reporter: BOBETTE WAS

BORN AND RAISED ON A FAMILY

FARM IN NORTHERN

CALIFORNIA.

DESPITE THE IDEALIC

SURRENDERINGS, HER CHILDHOOD

WAS FAR FROM

PICTURE-PERFECT.

MY DAD WAS AN ANGRY MAN.

AND HE TOOK IT OUT ON US.

NOT SO MUCH IN PHYSICAL

ABUSE, WHICH HE DID, BUT

BASICALLY IT WAS MORE VERBAL

ABUSE.

AND SO I GREW UP SCARED OF

MY FATHER.

SO I GREW UP THINKING I

REALLY DIDN'T HAVE A WHOLE

LOT OF VALUE.

Reporter: BOBETTE

TURNED TO DRUGS WHEN SHE WAS

JUST A YOUNG GIRL.

I WAS PRETTY MUCH A POT

HEAD.

BASICALLY W WHAT I WANTED

WAS TO RELIEVE THE PAIN OF

NOT FEELING GOOD ENOUGH, OF

NOT FEELING LOVED.

AND I REALLY LIKED IT.

I WAS, LIKE, WOW, THIS IS

COOL.

I DON'T HAVE TO FEEL

ANYMORE.

Reporter: IN HIGH

SCHOOL, BOBETTE BECAME

INTIMATE WITH HER BOYFRIEND,

MARILYNMARLON WHO WAS

OLDER.

WHEN SHE WAS JUST 15, SHE

FOUND OUT SHE WAS PREGNANT.

WE WERE BOTH REALLY

SCARED BECAUSE WE DIDN'T

KNOW WHAT WE WERE GOING TO

DO.

HE WAS 20, AND I WAS JUST

BEFORE MY 16th BIRTHDAY.

AND HE KNEW IF MY DAD FOUND

OUT, HE WOULD GO TO JAIL.

Reporter: A FAMILY

FRIEND TOOK BOBETTE AND

MARLON TO SAN FRANCISCO TO

TERMINATE HER PREGNANCY.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT I WAS

DOING BACK THEN.

IF I COULD TAKE IT BACK, I

WOULD, BECAUSE ABORTION IS A

BIG DEAL.

AND ANYBODY WHO SAYS IT IS

NOT, THEY'VE NEVER HAD TO

DEAL WITH IT ON A DAY-TO-DAY

BASIS.

Reporter: BOBETTE AND

MARLON EVENTUALLY MARRIED

AND LATER HAD TWO SONS.

SHE CONTINUED TO HIDE HER

DRUG ADDICTION FROM HER

FAMILY, THOUGH, AND LATER

BECAME ADDICTED TO METH.

IT MESSED ME UP TO A

POINT WHERE I COULD NO

LONGER FUNCTION.

Reporter: EVENTUALLY

MARLON TALKED HER INTO GOING

TO REHAB.

WHEN BOBETTE WAS RELEASED,

SHE HAD A VISITOR SHOW UP

ONE DAY AT HER HOME.

SHE SAID THE HOLY SPIRIT

HAD ENTERED HERE IN OUR

HOME, THAT THERE WAS SOMEONE

HURTING.

AND I TOLD HER IT MUST BE

ME.

THAT I JUST GOT OUT OF

REHAB, AND I DON'T KNOW HOW

TO DO THIS THING WITHOUT

DRUGS.

AND SHE ASKED ME, DO YOU

HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH

CHRIST?

AND I SAID WHAT'S THAT?

I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW WHAT IT

WAS.

AND SHE LED ME TO CHRIST

RIGHT THERE.

Reporter: MARLON'S

BUSINESS CONTINUED TO

PROSPER, BUT BOBETTE'S FAITH

DID NOT.

IN 2006, THE COUPLE MOVED

INTO THEIR DREAM HOME ON

40 ACRES.

BUT BOBETTE WAS STILL

STRUGGLING WITH ANXIETY AND

DEPRESSION.

ONE DAY, AROUND

CHRISTMASTIME, HER FRIEND

LUPE CAME TO SEE HER.

WE WERE DECORATING OUR

CHRISTMAS TREE, AND SHE SAID

THE WORD IS ALIVE.

AND SHE SAID, WHEN YOU READ

THE WORD AND IT GETS INTO

YOUR HEART AND SOUL, THEN

THE LORD STARTS MAKING

TRANSFORMATIONS IN YOUR LIFE

AND HE CAN HEAL YOU.

Reporter: FOR THE NEXT

YEAR SHE IMMERSED HERSELF IN

GOD'S WORD EVERY MORNING.

BUT SHE STILL NEEDED HEALING

FROM HER PAST.

SHE BEGAN ATTENDING A LOCAL

CHURCH, WHEN ONE SUNDAY

MORNING GOD REVEALED HIMSELF

TO HER WHEN THE PASTOR ASKED

HER TO COME FORWARD.

MY WHOLE LIFE FLASHED IN

FRONT OF MY LIFE, ALL OF THE

PEOPLE THAT I HURT, THE BABY

THAT I ABORTED.

HOW COULD GOD FORGIVE ME?

HOW COULD HE ASK ME TO SERVE

HIM.

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN WHAT I

BELIEVE WAS THE HOLY SPIRIT

CAME ON ME, AND I JUST

WEEPED AND I WAS TREMBLING

AND CRYING.

AND I FELT MORE PEACE AND

COMFORT THAN I HAD EVER FELT

IN MY WHOLE LIFE.

AND I KNEW IT WASN'T ME

DOING THIS TO MYSELF.

AND I KNEW IT WAS REAL.

Reporter: BOBETTE

DISCOVERED THE JOY OF

SERVING, AND BECAME SHARING

HER FAITH WITH THEIR

EMPLOYEES AT THEIR SEEDING

BUSINESS.

SHE GOT INVOLVED IN SEVERAL

LOCAL MINISTRIES, AND

CHRONICLED HER EXPERIENCES

IN A BOOK SHE HOPES WILL

LEAD OTHER WOMEN TO JESUS.

YOU CAN KNOW YOUR

VALUABLE IN THE LORD'S EYES,

THAT YOU'RE PRECIOUS BEFORE

HIM.

THAT ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

SURRENDER TO HIS GRACE, TO

HIS MERCY, TO HIS LOVE.

AND EMBRACE WHO HE IS.

THAT'S WHERE YOU'LL FIND THE

PEACE AND THE COMFORT THAT

WE ARE ALL SEARCHING FOR.

Gordon: DO YOU WANT

THAT PEACE?

DO YOU WANT THAT COMFORT?

MAYBE YOU'RE LIKE BOBETTE,

AND YOU'RE WONDERING HOW CAN

I DO THIS?

HOW CAN I LIVE WITH THE PAIN

I'M LIVING WITH?

HOW CAN I LIVE WITH THE

MEMORIES I'M LIVING WITH?

WELL, I'VE GOT GOOD NEWS FOR

YOU.

THE REASON YOU'RE WATCHING

THIS RIGHT NOW IS TO HEAR

THIS: JESUS CAME FOR YOU.

AND HE DIDN'T COME FOR YOU

TO -- AS A PERFECT YOU.

HE CAME AS A PERFECT SAVIOR

TO TAKE YOU FROM WHEREVER

YOU ARE AND TRANSFORM YOU SO

YOU CAN HAVE THE SAME

REALIZATION THAT BOBETTE

HAD.

THAT YOU CAN HAVE A LIFE.

YOU CAN HAVE A HOPE.

YOU CAN HAVE A FUTURE.

THE OLD THINGS CAN ALL PASS

AWAY.

ALL THOSE THINGS CAN BE

COVERED AND REMOVED FROM

YOUR LIFE, REMOVED FROM YOUR

HEART.

AND YOU CAN HAVE THAT

PEACE.

AND YOU CAN HAVE THE COMFORT

IN HIM.

NOW, IF YOU'RE TRYING TO

MANUFACTURE IT ON YOUR OWN,

YOU ALREADY KNOW IT'S NOT

GOING TO WORK.

IT'S NOT WORKING NOW.

AND YOU CAN TRY

MANUFACTURING THAT THROUGH

DRUGS, THROUGH ALCOHOL,

THROUGH SEX, THROUGH TRYING

TO ATTAIN THE THINGS OF THIS

WORLD, THE MATERIAL THINGS.

BUT YOU ALREADY KNOW IT

DOESN'T WORK.

AND IT BRINGS RELIEF FOR A

MOMENT, AND THEN IT'S GONE.

THE THING THAT LASTS, THE

PEACE THAT SURPASSES ALL

UNDERSTANDING, THAT PEACE --

IT ONLY COMES FROM HIM AND

FROM THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIM.

AND IT IS NOT SOMETHING YOU

GENERATE INSIDE.

IT IS SOMETHING HE GIVES

YOU.

AND HE GIVES IT TO YOU

FREE.

BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT HIS

GRACE IS ALL ABOUT.

HE WANTS TO POUR OUT HIS

LOVE ON YOU.

HE WANTS TO POUR OUT HIS

FORGIVENESS ON YOU.

AND WHEN HE DOES, IT

TRANSFORMS YOU.

IF THIS IS FOR YOU, IF THIS

IS WHAT YOU WANT, IF YOU

WANT A RELATIONSHIP WITH

JESUS, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

ASK HIM.

THE PRAYER IS VERY SIMPLE.

JESUS, IF YOU'RE THERE, IF

THIS IS REAL, IF WHAT

HAPPENED TO BOBETTE CAN

HAPPEN TO ME, WOULD YOU SHOW

ME?

WOULD YOU REVEAL YOURSELF TO

ME?

AND IF YOU PRAY THERE WITH

ALL OF YOUR HEART, HE'LL

ANSWER.

THE BIBLE SAYS, "WHEN YOU

SEEK ME WITH ALL OF YOUR

HEART, THEN YOU'LL FIND

ME."

SO IF THIS IS FOR YOU, IF

THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT, JUST

BOW YOUR HEAD.

WE'LL PRAY A VERY SIMPLE

PRAYER.

AND WHAT JESUS DID FOR

BOBETTE HE'LL DO FOR YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ASK.

LET'S PRAY.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT, SAY

IT OUT LOUD.

JESUS, I COME TO YOU AND I

ASK FOR FORGIVENESS.

I ASK THAT YOU SET ME FREE

FROM ALL THE THINGS THAT

HAVE A HOLD OF ME.

AND, JESUS, I WANT TO KNOW

YOU.

I WANT TO KNOW YOUR PRESENCE

IN MY LIFE.

I WANT TO FEEL YOU ALL

AROUND ME AND IN ME.

I WANT TO KNOW YOU'RE LOVE.

AND I WANT TO HAVE THAT

PEACE.

SO, JESUS, RIGHT NOW FORGIVE

ME.

COME INTO MY HEART.

MAKE ME NEW.

AND I WANT TO FOLLOW YOU ALL

THE DAYS OF MY LIFE.

HEAR MY PRAYER, FOR I PRAY

IT IN JESUS' NAME.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO JUST

PRAYED, I ASK FOR A BAPTISM

IN YOUR LOVE.

I ASK THAT YOU POUR OUT YOUR

GRACE AND YOUR MERCY AND

YOUR LOVE TO OVERFLOWING.

LET THEM FEEL YOUR PRESENCE

AND YOUR JOY NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, THE

BIBLE SAYS THAT IF YOU'LL

BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART AND

THEN CONFESS WITH YOUR

MOUTH, YOU SHALL BE SAVED.

WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO IS

MAKE A TOLL-FREE CALL.

THE NUMBER IS ON THE

SCREEN.

1-800-759-0700.

JUST TELL THE PERSON AT THE

OTHER END, I PRAYED WITH

THAT GUY ON TV.

I ASKED JESUS TO COME INTO

MY HEART.

WHEN YOU CALL, WE'VE GOT A

PACKET FOR YOU.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW

BEGINNING."

AND THERE IS A C.D. TEACHING

ABOUT CHRISTIANITY, WHAT ARE

THE MAIN DON TRINS OF

DOCTRINES OF THE FAITH.

AND HOW DO YOU LIVE THE

CHRISTIAN LIFE?

ENCOURAGE YOU, JUST LIKE

BOBETTE DID, EVERY DAY START

READING THE BIBLE.

IT IS THROUGH THAT YOU HAVE

THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND.

WHERE YOU LEAVE YOUR OLD

THOUGHT PATTERNS BEHIND AND

YOU EMBRACE THE NEWNESS THAT

COMES WITH THE BELIEF IN

JESUS CHRIST.

BUT DO IT NOW.

DO THAT PHONE CALL NOW.

START NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE OF

"THE 700 CLUB" RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

Gordon: COMING UP...

I WILL GIVE YOU ONE MORE

CHANCE TO BOW DOWN AND

WORSHIP THE IMAGE WHICH I

HAVE MADE!

Gordon: GET A SNEAK

PEEK AT THE LATEST EPISODE

OF "SUPERBOOK."

WE WILL NEVER SERVE YOUR

GOD.

Gordon: WE'LL HEAD INTO

THE FIERY FURNACE, LATER ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

WELCOME BACK TO "THE 700

CLUB."

A BIBLE WITH AN INSCRIPTION

FROM ALBERT EINSTEIN HAS

SOLD FOR $68,500 IN NEW YORK

CITY.

EINSTEIN WROTE IN IT THAT

THE BIBLE, QUOTE,"IS A GREAT

SOURCE OF WISDOM AND

CONSOLATION AND SHOULD BE

READ FREQUENTLY."

"OPERATION BLESSING"

CONTINUES TO WORK WITH

RESIDENTS IN MOORE,

OKLAHOMA, AFFECTED BY THAT

HUGE EF5 TORNADO BACK IN

MAY.

O.B. LEARNED OF A FAMILY OF

NINE THAT WAS IN AN

EMERGENCY SITUATION.

PORTIONS OF THEIR ROOF WAS

DAMAGED DURING THE STORM,

LEAVING THEIR HOME IN THE

ELEMENTS.

LEAVING THEIR ONLY BATHROOM

UNFUNCTIONAL AND UNSAFE.

O.B. REPAIRED THE COLLAPSED

CEILING AND PUT UP FRESH

PAINT ON THE WALLS.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

"OPERATION BLESSING" BY

GOING TO OB.ORG.

GORDON AND WENDY WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Gordon: WELL, THE HUBBS

ARE THE PROUD PARENTS OF

SEVEN ADOPTED CHILDREN.

AND WHILE THE KIDS COME FROM

ALL WALKS OF LIFE, THEY'RE

ALL ON THE SAME PAGE ABOUT

ONE THING.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: STEVE AND

SANDRA HAVE THEIR HANDS FULL

WITH SEVEN ADOPTED

CHILDREN.

HEY, GUYS, WHO WANTS

BREAKFAST?

Reporter: THE MOST

CHAOTIC PART OF THE DAY IS

OFTEN JUST GETTING THE

MAIL.

WHY ALL OF THIS FUSS ABOUT

THE MAIL?

> THE FAMILY IS MEMBERS OF

THE CBN "SUPERBOOK" CLUB,

AND THE KIDS CAN'T WAIT TO

GET THE NEXT EPISODE EACH

MONTH.

I LIKE THAT IT IS FUN AND

EVEN OLDER PEOPLE, LIKE MY

AGE, CAN ENJOY IT.

Reporter: THAT INCLUDES

EVEN OLDER PEOPLE, LIKE HIS

DAD.

WE LOVE "SUPERBOOK"

BECAUSE OUR KIDS LOVE IT.

I ENJOY IT AS MUCH AS THEY

DO.

I LOVE THE QUALITY.

I'M A CHILDREN'S PASTOR AT

THE CHURCH, SO I PRODUCE

VIDEOS AND THINGS FOR MY OWN

MINISTRY, SO WHEN I SEE

THINGS OF HIGH QUALITY, I

LOVE THAT.

I LOVE THE BIBLICAL CONTENT

AND THE ANIMATION.

IT IS DONE VERY, VERY WELL.

ALL OF OUR KIDS, FROM OUR

3-YEAR-OLD ALL THE WITH UP

TO OUR 13-YEAR-OLD, ENJOY

WATCHING "SUPERBOOK."

THEY'LL WATCH THEM OVER AND

OVER AGAIN.

THEY NEVER GET TIRED OF IT.

Reporter: AND THEY'RE

ALSO FANS OF THE "SUPERBOOK"

WEBSITE.

EACH OF THE KIDS HAS THEIR

FAVORITE GAME.

I LIKE TO PLAY SOME OF

THE GAMES, LIKE THE WORD

SEARCHES.

I LIKE THE BASKETBALL

GAME.

I LIKE TO PLAY METEOR

BASH.

I DO THE CROSSWORD PUZZLE

GAME, WHERE YOU HAVE TO READ

A VERSE AND FIND WORDS FROM

THOSE VERSES.

SO WE LEARN BIBLE VERSES AND

STUFF FROM THAT.

ON A RAINY DAY, THEY

CAN'T PLAY OUTSIDE, BUT THEY

CAN GO ON "SUPERBOOK" AND DO

THEIR CROSSWORD PUZZLES, AND

EVERYTHING HAS BEEN FUN AND

CHALLENGING TO THEM.

Reporter: THE FAMILY

SAYS WHILE "SUPERBOOK" IS

GREAT ENTERTAINMENT, IT ALSO

HELPS THEIR FAMILY LEARN

MORE ABOUT GOD.

THEY EXPLAIN THE BIBLE,

AND EXPLAIN THE LESSON TO

LEARN ABOUT CHARACTER.

WE'RE RAISING OUR

CHILDREN TO KNOW THE LORD.

AND WE DO OUR DAILY

DEVOTIONS.

WE'RE ALWAYS GROWING THEIR

HEARTS TOWARDS THE LORD AS

BEST AS WE CAN AS PARENTS.

WHAT "SUPERBOOK" DOES IS IT

REINFORCES IT AND ENCOURAGES

IT IN A FUN CAY.

"SUPERBOOK" IS GREAT

BECAUSE IT'S FUN AND FUNNY,

AND IT HELPS US UNDERSTAND

SPIRITUAL THINGS.

"SUPERBOOK" IS FUN AND

EXCITING.

Reporter: THE SEVEN

KIDS IN THE FAMILY HAVE

THEIR DIFFERENCES, BUT THEY

DO AGREE ON ONE THING.

"SUPERBOOK" IS FUN.

[LAUGHTER]

Gordon: "SUPERBOOK" IS

FUN.

AND WE WANT TO HAVE A FUN

WAY TO TAKE THE STORIES OF

THE BIBLE TO THE CHILDREN OF

THE WORLD.

AND WE'RE STARTING OFF RIGHT

HERE IN THE UNITED STATES.

THIS SATURDAY YOU CAN WATCH

"SUPERBOOK" ON A VARIETY OF

STATIONS ACROSS AMERICA.

IF YOU WANT TO FIND THE

LISTINGS IN YOUR AREA, ALL

YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO TO

CBN.COM.

THEN NEXT WEEK WE'RE

SHOWING, ALL WEEK, ON ABC

FAMILY CHANNEL, AT 9:30 A.M.

EASTERN STANDARD TIME, THE

STORIES OF THE BIBLE.

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY AT

9:30 A.M.

SO IF YOU'RE KIDS ARE HOME

FROM SCHOOL, YOU CAN PUT

THEM IN FRONT OF THE TV, AND

TEACH THEM THE BIBLE IN A

FUN AND EXCITING WAY.

AND WE'RE TAKING IT TO THE

CHILDREN OF THE WORLD.

WE'RE TRANSLATING THESE

EPISODES INTO 38 DIFFERENT

LANGUAGES, AND THERE IS A

MAP OF THE WORLD SHOWING YOU

ALL OF THE LANGUAGES WE'RE

GOING INTO.

WE LAUNCH OUT IN INDONESIA

ON THE FIRST WEEK OF

AUGUST.

WE'VE ALREADY LAUNCHED IN

THE PHILIPPINES THIS PAST

FEW WEEKS AGO.

HUGE AUDIENCES THERE.

1.2MILLION FOR THE FIRST

EPISODE.

AND 1.5 MILLION FOR THE

SECOND ONE.

WE'RE SEEING AUDIENCES

RESPOND AND CHILDREN

RESPOND, AND THEY'RE LOVING

IT.

AND WHAT A GREAT WAY TO GET

THE STORIES FROM THE BIBLE

TO KIDS.

IN A WAY THAT THEY ACCEPT.

AND WE'RE ALSO SEEING A LOT

OF TRAFFIC ON SUPERBOOK.TV.

AND THERE IS A FREE WEBSITE

AND BIBLE APP.

SO IF YOU'VE GOT iPHONES

AND THAT TYPE OF THING, ALL

YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO TO THE

"SUPERBOOK" STORE AND TYPE

IN THE APP.

AND THERE IS A PLACE ON

cbn.com WHERE YOU CAN

DOWNLOAD THAT AS WELL.

AND IF YOU WANT TO HELP

US -- WE'RE SPENDING A LOT

AS THESE EPISODES COST A

GREAT DE-- IF YO DEAL -- IF

YOU WANT TO HELP -- WE WANT

TO HAVE THIS BE A IMMERSEIVE

EXPERIENCE.

WHAT WE'RE ASKING YOU TO DO

IS JOIN THE "SUPERBOOK"

D.V.D. CLUB.

WHAT THAT MEANS IS FOR A

GIFT OF $25 OR MORE, AND YOU

TELL US YOUR CREDIT CARD,

EVERY TIME A NEW "SUPERBOOK"

EPISODE COMES OUT, WE'LL

SEND YOU NOT JUST ONE COPY,

BUT THREE COPIES, SO YOU CAN

SHARE IT WITH YOUR FRIENDS,

WITH YOUR CHURCH, WITH

SCHOOLS, WITH TEACHERS.

WE WANT TO GET THE STORIES

OF THE BIBLE OUT, AND YOU

CAN BE PART OF GETTING IT

OUT BY JOINING THE

"SUPERBOOK" D.V.D.

RIGHT NOW OUR LATEST EPISODE

COMES FROM THE BOOK OF

DANIEL AND TELLS THE STORY

OF THREE FRIENDS WHO STOOD

UP FOR THEIR FAITH BY

REFUSING TO BOW DOWN TO THE

KING.

WATCH THIS.

IS IT TRUE, THAT YOU DO

NOT SERVE MY GODS OR WORSHIP

THE GOLD IMAGE WHICH I HAVE

SET UP?

I WILL GIVE YOU ONE MORE

CHANCE TO BOW DOWN AND

WORSHIP THE IMAGE WHICH I

HAVE MADE!

IF YOU REFUSE, YOU WILL BE

CAST IMMEDIATELY INTO THE

MIDDLE OF A BLAZING

FURNACE!

AND WHO IS THE GOD WHO WILL

DELIVER YOU FROM MY HAND?

NEBUCHADNEZZAR, WE HAVE

NO NEED TO ANSWER YOU IN

THIS MATTER.

OUR GOD, WHOM WE SERVE, IS

ABLE TO DELIVER US FROM THE

BURNING, FIERY FURNACE.

AND HE WILL DELIVER US FROM

YOUR HAND, OH, KING.

BUT EVEN IF HE DOES NOT, WE

WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR TO YOU

WE WILL NEVER WORSHIP YOUR

GOD OR WORSHIP THE GOLD

STATUE YOU SET UP.

AAHHHH!

TAKE THEM, NOW!

COME ON.

TIE THEM UP.

Gordon: THAT IS JUST A

SAMPLE OF THE LATEST

EPISODE, THE FIERY FURNACE.

IT CAN BE YOURS WHEN YOU

JOIN THE "SUPERBOOK" D.V.D.

CLUB.

SO DO IT TODAY.

CALL US NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

AND SAY, SIGN ME UP.

I WANT TO BE PART OF THIS.

I WANT TO BE PART OF

BRINGING THE STORIES OF THE

BIBLE TO THE CHILDREN OF THE

WORLD.

DON'T FORGET, CBS, TOMORROW

NIGHT, WE'VE GOT THE STORY

OF DANIEL AND THE LION'S

DEN.

AND ALL NEXT WEEK WE HAVE

"SUPERBOOK" EPISODES ON ABC

FAMILY AT 9:30 IN THE

MORNING.

IF YOU WANT TO WATCH THEM

AND GET YOUR CHILDREN

WATCHING THEM, IT WILL BE A

GREAT WAY TO INTRODUCE

PEOPLE TO THE BIBLE.

AND WE'RE FINDING NOT JUST

KIDS LIKE IT, BUT ADULTS

LIKE IT, TOO.

SO YOU CAN BE PART OF IT.

CALL US.

1-800-759-0700.

Wendy: I WAS LOVING

THAT.

I DIDN'T WANT IT TO END.

I WANTED TO SEE HOW IT

ENDS -- OF COURSE, I KNOW

HOW IT ENDS.

Gordon: HERE YOU GO.

Wendy: COOL,

"SUPERBOOK."

THANK YOU, GORDON.

COMING UP LATER, WE'LL

"BRING IT ON" WITH YOUR

E-MAIL QUESTIONS.

BUT, FIRST, THEY DON'T

FINISH FIRST, BUT THEY'RE

STILL HEROS IN THE SPORTS

WORLD.

WE'LL MEET TEAM LONG

BROTHERS RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Wendy: WELCOME BACK.

A STAR-STUDDED EVENT IN NEW

YORK CITY LAST DECEMBER,

LEBRON JAMES WAS NAMED

"SPORTS ILLUSTRATED"

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR.

WHILE ACCEPTING THE AWARD,

HE SAID HE DIDN'T DESERVE

IT.

INSTEAD, HE SAID THE HONOR

SHOULD GO TO SOMEONE ELSE,

TO A PAIR OF PRE-TEEN

BROTHERS FROM TENNESSEE.

HERE IS THEIR STORY.

Reporter: ABOUT 30

MINUTES OUTSIDE OF

NASHVILLE, DOWN AN

UNASSUMING STREET, LIVE TWO

NEW STARS OF THE SPORTS

WORLD.

THE LONG BROTHERS, TEAM

LONG BROTHERS.

Reporter: TRIATHLETES

WHO DON'T COMPETE AGAINST

EACH OTHER, BUT RATHER RACE

WITH EACH OTHER.

RACING OPENED UP A DOOR

FOR THEM THAT BOTH OF THEM

LIKED.

WHEN WE'RE AT A TRIATHLON

AND I WATCH CONNOR AND CADEN

PARTICIPATING IN THE RACES,

IT REALLY BLOWS MY MIND

SOMETIMES.

I NEVER THOUGHT THAT WOULD

BE POSSIBLE.

Reporter: CADEN SUFFERS

FROM CEREBRAL PALSY, WHICH

AFFECTS HIS MOTOR SKILLS.

LIFE WITH CADEN IS VERY

DEMANDING.

HE WANTS A LOT OF

ATTENTION.

HE NEEDS A LOT OF

ATTENTION.

Reporter: THEN IN 2011,

HIS OLDER BROTHER, CONNOR,

HAD AN IDEA.

WHY NOT TRY RACING

TOGETHER.

BEFORE RACING, HE WAS

ALWAYS KIND OF IN HIS

BEDROOM.

Reporter: IT ISN'T

EASY.

CADEN CAN'T WALK OR EVEN

TALK, SO CONNOR HAS TO PUSH

OR PULL HIM THE ENTIRE WAY.

THE KIDS' TRIATHLON IS A

100-METER SWIM, THREE MILES

ON A BIKE, AND A HALF MILE

RUN.

GRUELING AND A HALF FOR A

9-YEAR-OLD, LET ALONE ONE

WHO IS CARRYING HIS LITTLE

BROTHER.

IN MY FIRST RACE, I WAS

SECOND TO LAST.

I WAS VERY TIRED AND IT WAS

VERY HARD BECAUSE I HADN'T

TRAINED.

AND MY LEGS, THEY WEREN'T

FIT FOR THAT.

Reporter: BUT THEY

NEVER QUIT.

THEY HAVE ENTERED MORE THAN

A DOZEN RACES TOGETHER.

TO SEE CONNOR OUT THERE,

AND YOU KNOW, HE SACRIFICED

THOSE MEDALS, THE FIRST,

SECOND, AND THIRD MEDALS, HE

SACRIFICED ALL OF THE

WINNINGS, JUST TO LET HIS

BROTHER BE ABLE TO GET THE

FEEL OF WHAT IT MEANT TO BE

AN ATHLETE, TO BE OUT THERE

COMPETING.

I'VE WONDERED WHAT IT

WOULD BE LIKE IF I DID ONE

BY MYSELF, BUT I NEVER

THOUGHT TO MYSELF I WANT TO

DO THIS BY MYSELF.

CADEN, HE LOVES TO SWIM AND

HE LOVES TO BIKE, AND HE

LOVES TO DO ALL OF THAT.

HE LOVES TO GO FAST.

IT WOULDN'T BE VERY RIGHT TO

LEAVE A LITTLE KID OUT OF

THAT.

Reporter: BUT WHEN

JENNY WAS TOLD ABOUT HER

SON'S CONDITION, SHE DID

THINK CADEN WOULD BE LEFT

OUT.

WHEN I WAS STILL PREGNANT

WITH

CADEN, AND I BOUGHT

THIS PICTURE, AND THE

PICTURE WAS OF TWO YOUNG

BOYS.

AND THEY WERE PRETTY CLOSE

IN AGE.

AND THEY WERE SITTING ON THE

DOCK.

AND THEY WERE FISHING

TOGETHER, AND I BOUGHT THAT

PICTURE TO HANG IN THEIR

NURSERY.

WHEN I FOUND OUT THE

DIAGNOSIS, I IMMEDIATELY

THOUGHT OF THAT PICTURE,

BECAUSE I IMMEDIATELY

THOUGHT THAT THAT WAS NOT

GOING TO BE WHAT -- THAT

THAT'S NOT POSSIBLE.

THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE

TO BE CLOSE.

I WENT THROUGH, LIKE, A HARD

TIME.

A LOT OF DEPRESSION.

A LOT OF JUST WONDERING

WHY.

I WONDERED WHAT WENT WRONG?

WHAT CAN I DO?

HOW CAN I FIX THIS?

AND I WAS REALLY MAD.

I WAS MAD AT GOD A LITTLE

BIT.

Reporter: HER ANGER

TURNED TO DEPRESSION.

THEN SHE TURNED TO THE

PSALMS.

PSALMS 40: 2.

IT WAS LIKE I WAS STUCK IN

THE MUD.

YOU KNOW, I WAS STUCK IN

THAT MUD.

I JUST WANTED TO FEEL HAPPY

AGAIN.

I WAS TIRED OF FEELING

DOWN.

HE TOOK MY FEET AND HE PUT

THEM BACK ON SOLID GROUND.

I STILL HAVE HARD TIMES, AND

THAT'S NORMAL.

AND I STILL GET TO THE DARK

SIDE SOMETIMES.

BUT THAT'S WHEN I GO AND I

PRAY TO GOD, PLEASE, YOU

KNOW, JUST HELP ME, LORD.

HELP ME GET THROUGH THIS

DAY.

PEOPLE SAY, WHY DO YOU SAY

THAT WAS A BLESSING?

WHY DO YOU SAY THAT HAVING A

SON WITH SPECIAL NEEDS WAS A

BLESSING?

I THINK GOD HAS A PLAN FOR

EVERYONE'S LIFE.

BUT SOMETIMES PEOPLE WANT TO

KNOW THAT PLAN RIGHT AWAY.

IT TAKES TIME TO FIND YOUR

PURPOSE.

TO FIND YOUR STRENGTH IN

WHAT GOD'S PLAN FOR YOU IS.

AT THE TIME, WHEN WE GOT A

DIAGNOSIS, ALL WE COULD SEE

WITH OUR PHYSICAL EYES WAS

HEARTACHE.

CADEN WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO

WALK.

BUT, YOU KNOW, I LEARNED TO

HAVE FAITH THAT THERE WAS A

GREATER PURPOSE AND A

GREATER PLAN IN GOD.

AND I THINK GOD HAS ALLOWED

THIS PLATFORM TO SHOW PEOPLE

THAT, YOU KNOW, WE'RE ALL

WONDERFULLY MADE.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

TEAM LONG BROTHERS RACE ON.

AND THOUGH THEY MAY NOT WIN

RACES, THEY ARE WINNING

ATTENTION FOR THEIR

PERSEVERANCE, SPORTSMANSHIP,

AND MOST OF ALL, BROTHERLY

LOVE.

ME AND CADEN RACING

TOGETHER, I WOULD CONSIDER

THAT A ROMANCE.

THEY'RE TEAMMATES.

THEY BOTH CROSS TOGETHER.

IT WAS NOT ABOUT WINNING

FIRST, SECOND, OR THIRD.

IT WAS JUST ABOUT THEM DOING

SOMETHING TOGETHER, AND

MAKING IT THROUGH THAT LINE

AND BEATING ALL OF THE

CHALLENGES THEY HAD TO

FACE.

IT IS REALLY POWERFUL.

Wendy: THAT IS SO

BEAUTIFUL.

I LOVE WHAT HE SAID.

HE SAID HE WOULDN'T WANT TO

DO IT WITHOUT HIS BROTHER.

HE SAID HE THOUGHT ABOUT IT,

BUT HE STILL WANT TO DO IT

WITH HIS BROTHER.

HE TALKED ABOUT HIS

TRAINING, AND SAID MY LEGS

WEREN'T STRONG ENOUGH.

WELL, NONE OF US WOULD BE

STRONG ENOUGH.

Gordon: I LOVE THE

FAITH OF THE MOTHER.

TO BE INSPIRED BY PSALM 40,

HE LIFTS ME OUT OF THE MUD.

LET THAT VERSE INSPIRE YOU

TODAY, THAT WITH GOD, YOU

CAN OVERCOME.

WITH GOD, YOU CAN DO ALL

THINGS.

AND HE WANTS TO TAKE YOU OUT

OF THE MUD, OUT OF THE

MEYERY CLAY.

WITH JESUS, YOU CAN DO ALL

THINGS.

I LOVE HER FAITH.

IT IS TIME FOR "BRING IT

ON."

Wendy: LORETTA WANTS TO

KNOW ECCLESIASTES 9: 5,

WHICH SAYS WHEN WE DIE, WE

ARE CONSCIOUS OF NOTHING AND

WE ARE ASLEEP IN DEATH.

IF THIS IS TRUE, HOW CAN

PEOPLE TELL ABOUT IT IF THEY

RETURN?"

Gordon: FOR HIM WHO IS

BEYOND FOR ALL OF THE

LIVING, THERE IS HOPE FOR

THE LIVING DOG IS BETTER

THAN A DEADLINE LINE.

THE LIVING KNOW THEY WILL

DIE, BUT THE DEAD KNOW

NOTHING, AND THEY HAVE NO

MORE REWARD FOR THE MEMORY

OF THEM IS FORGOTTEN.

I WOULD SUBMIT TO YOU WHAT

THE VERSE IS

TALKING ABOUT

IS THAT THE DEAD NO NOTHING

ANYMORE ABOUT WHAT IS

HAPPENING HERE ON EARTH.

AND THEN THE MEMORY OF THEM

ON EARTH IS EVEN FORGOTTEN.

THEREFORE IT IS BETTER TO BE

ALIVE NOW, WHERE YOU CAN

STILL EARN A REWARD IN

HEAVEN AND STILL WORK

TOWARDS THAT BECAUSE WE ALL

KNOW WE'RE GOING TO DIE.

CONCERNING WHAT HAPPENS WHEN

YOU DIE, LISTEN TO THE WORDS

OF JESUS.

THIS IS FROM MARK 12:

"CONCERNING THE DEAD, THAT

THEY RISE.

HAVE YOU NOT READ IN THE

BOOK OF MOSES, IN THE

BURNING BUSH PASSAGE, HOW

GOD SPOKE TO HIM SAYING, I

AM THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, THE

GOD OF ISAAC, AND THE GOD OF

JACOB.

IS HE NOT THE GOD OF THE

DEAD, BUT THE GOD OF THE

LIVING.

YOU ARE THEREFORE GREATLY

MISTAKEN."

NOW IF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND

JACOB ARE ALIVE -- THAT'S

WHAT JESUS JUST SAID -- IF

THEY'RE ALIVE, WELL, THEN

WHERE ARE THEY ALIVE.

THE ANSWER COMES FROM 2

CORINTHIANS 5: "WE ARE

CONFIDENT, YES, WE ARE

WELL-PLEASED, RATHER TO BE

ABSENT FROM THE BODY AND TO

BE THE PRESENT WITH THE

LORD."

SO WHEN YOU'RE BODY DIES AND

IS BURIED, WHAT HAPPENS?

WELL, YOU'RE WITH THE LORD.

YOUR BODY ISN'T, BUT WHAT

IS?

WELL, THE SAME BOOK YOU'RE

QUOTING TELLS US WHAT IS.

ECCLESIASTES, AT THE VERY

END IN CHAPTER 12.

"REMEMBER YOUR CREATOR

BEFORE THE SILVER CORD IS

LOSE OR THE GOLDEN BALL IS

BROKEN, OR THE WHEEL BROKEN

AT THE WELL."

THOSE ARE ALL SYMBOLS FOR

DEATH.

"THEN THE DUST WILL RETURN

TO THE EARTH AS IT WAS, AND

THE SPIRIT WILL RETURN TO

GOD WHO GAVE IT."

REALIZE THAT ADAM WAS FORMED

FROM THE DUST OF THE

GROUND.

> AND WHEN GOD CAME AND

BREATHED ON HIM, ADAM BECAME

A LIVING SOUL.

THAT BREATH, THAT SPIRIT,

THAT SOUL IS ETERNAL AND

DOES NOT DIE.

JESUS TOLD US TO FEAR THE

SECOND DEATH, NOT THE FIRST

ONE, OF THE PHYSICAL BODY.

WHEN YOU DIE, YOUR SPIRIT,

YOUR SOUL, THEY GO BACK TO

THE GOD WHO CREATED YOU, WHO

BREATHED THAT BREATH INTO

ADAM.

AND YOU CAN HAVE THAT

CONFIDENCE THAT TO BE ABSENT

FROM THE BODY IS TO BE

PRESENT WITH THE LORD.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM PSALM 36: "YOUR

LOVE, LORD, REACHES TO THE

HEAVENS, YOUR FAITHFULNESS,

TO THE SKIES."

FOR

WE WENDY, FOR ME, FOR

ALL OF US, GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN NEXT

WEEK.

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