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The 700 Club - July 31, 2013

Author Eva Piper shares her version of events when husband Don experienced 90 minutes in Heaven. Plus, TawfiQ's mother never stopped praying that her son would escape the clutches of Islam and find freedom in Christ. Read Transcript


Lee: EVANGELICALS UNDER

ASSAULT.

WE ARE IN A BATTLE TO

TURN THIS COUNTRY AROUND.

Lee: HOW PASTORS ARE

TAKING A STAND BEFORE IT IS

TOO LATE.

WE'RE BEING COWARDS

BECAUSE WE WANT MONEY.

Lee: PLUS...

I PROMISED TO LET GO OF

MY IDENTITY.

Lee: FIND OUT WHY THIS

MUSLIM WALKED AWAY FROM HIS

FAITH.

PLUS, HER HUSBAND SPENT 90

MINUTES IN HEAVEN, NOW HIS

WIFE SHARES HER SIDE OF THE

STORY.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

*

( applause

[APPLAUSE]

Pat: WELCOME, LADIES

AND GENTLEMEN, TO THIS

EDITION OF "THE 700 CLUB."

YOU'RE A WIFE.

YOUR HUSBAND DIES.

HE GOES TO HEAVEN, AND

YOU'RE LEFT ALONE.

HOW DO YOU HANDLE IT?

WE'LL FIND OUT.

BUT, FIRST OF ALL, THIS

ISN'T HEAVEN.

THIS IS PRESIDENT OBAMA.

AND HE SAYS I AM GOING TO

FIX THE ECONOMY.

NO KIDDING.

IT ONLY GREW, AND ACCORDING

TO THE RELATIONS REPORT,

1.7% IN THE SECOND QUARTER.

THE ECONOMY, ACCORDING TO

THE PRESIDENT, HE SAYS, JUST

LET ME FIX THE TAXES.

I'LL DO WHAT I PROMISED YOU

TWO YEARS AGO.

WENDY?

Wendy: THE

CONSERVATIVES SAY THE

PRESIDENT'S PLAN IS JUST

MORE OF THE SAME.

A TAX INCREASE WITH MORE

GOVERNMENT SPENDING.

DALE HERD HAS THAT STORY.

Reporter: THE PRESIDENT

MAY BE OVER AT

amazon.com'S CHATTANOOGA

WAREHOUSE.

HE'LL AGREE TO CUT THE

TAXES, IF THE REPUBLICANS

AGREE TO MY SPENDING.

President Obama: I'M

WILLING TO WORK WITH

REPUBLICANS ON REFORMING OUR

CORPORATE TAX CODE, AS LONG

AS WE USE THE MONEY FROM

TRANSITION TO A SIMPLER TAX

SYSTEM FOR A SIMPLE

INVESTMENT IN CREATING

MIDDLE CLASS JOBS.

Reporter: IT REALLY

MEANS SPENDING MORE MONEY

THE GOVERNMENT DOESN'T HAVE

TO TRY TO KICKSTART THE BAD

ECONOMY.

HE DUBBED IT A GRAND

BARGAIN.

President Obama: SO I'M

GOING TO TRY OFFERING

SOMETHING THAT THE SERIOUS

PEOPLE IN BOTH PARTIES

SHOULD BE ABLE TO SUPPORT.

Reporter: EVEN BEFORE

HE SPOKE, THE REPUBLICANS

DISMISSED THE OFFER.

THE PENNSYLVANIA SENATOR

SAID THIS IS PART OF THE

REASON WE HAVE THE SLOWEST

ECONOMIC RECOVERY SINCE THE

GREAT DEPRESSION.

WE DON'T NEED MORE TAX

INCREASES.

IT CLOSES SO MANY TAX

LOOPHOLES, REPUBLICANS SAID

IT WOULD HURT SO MANY

BUSINESSES.

IT WILL DAMPEN ANY BOOST

BUSINESSES MAY OTHERWISE GET

TO HELP OUR ECONOMY.

Reporter: AND THE

PRESIDENT INCLUDED A REMARK

IN HIS SPEECH THAT SOUNDED

LIKE MORE CLASS WARFARE.

President Obama: IF

WE'RE GOING TO GIVE

BUSINESSES A BETTER DEAL,

WE'LL HAVE TO GIVE WORKERS A

BETTER DEAL, TOO.

Reporter: THE PRESIDENT

ALSO MOCKED THE KEYSTONE

X.L. PIPELINE, SUPPORTED BY

REPUBLICANS, SAYING IT WOULD

ONLY CREATE 50 NEW JOBS.

PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL

CONTINUE TO TRY TO DRUM UP

SUPPORT FOR HIS GRAND

BARGAIN EVEN IF REPUBLICANS

AREN'T BUYING IT.

DALE HERD, CBN NEWS.

Pat: YOU JUST WONDER,

IS THERE NO END OF WHAT GOES

ON UP THERE.

HE JUST DOESN'T SEEM TO GET

IT.

THIS ECONOMY -- 1.7% IS JUST

PATHETIC.

AND THAT'S THE SECOND

QUARTER G.D.P. MRS..

NUMBERS.

THAT'S PATHETIC.

Wendy: THAT IS

TERRIBLE.

Pat: AND HE KEEPS

ASSAILING THE RICH.

AND THE WAY WE OUGHT TO DO

IS IT RAISE TAXES ON

EVERYBODY, AND SPEND MONEY

ON MORE BOON DOG PROJECTS

THAT WE'VE HAD BEFORE.

HE DOESN'T SEEM TO GET IT,

BUT HE IS THE SPEECH OF FIRE

IN CHIEF, AND HE GOES AROUND

MAKING SPEECHES, AND THIS IS

ONE MORE OF THEM.

FOLKS, THE GOVERNMENT IS

READY TO GO AFTER ANYONE IT

BELIEVES HAS LEAKED

CLASSIFIED INFORMATION.

LEE WEBB HAS THAT REPORT

FROM THE CBNNEWS.COM.

Lee: PAT, THE

SUCCESSFUL CASE AGAINST

BRADLEY MANNING COULD HELP

THE GOVERNMENT GO AFTER

OTHER PEOPLE IT BELIEVES

LINKED NATIONAL SECURITY

SECRETS TO THE MEDIA.

MANNING IS THE ARMY PRIVATE

INVOLVED IN THE LARGEST LEAK

OF CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS IN

U.S. HISTORY.

A MILITARY JUDGE FOUND THE

25-YEAR-OLD INTELLIGENCE

ANALYST GUILTY OF 19

CHARGES, INCLUDING THEFT, ES

ESPIONAGE, AND COMPUTER

FRAUD.

HE WAS ACQUITTED OF THE MOST

SERIOUS CHARGE, AIDING THE

ENEMY.

MANNING ADMITTED GIVING SOME

700,000 SECRET BATTLEFIELD

RECORDS AND VIDEOS TO THE

WikiLEAKS WEBSITE.

MANNING FACES A MAXIMUM

SENTENCE OF 136 YEARS IN

PRISON.

THE CASE HAS RAMIFICATIONS

NOW FOR N.S.A. LEAKER EDWARD

SNOWDEN.

EXPERTS BELIEVE SNOWDEN

WOULD FACE SIMILAR CHARGES

IF HE IS BROUGHT BACK TO THE

U.S.

Pat: LEE, I THINK THE

THING YOU ASK YOURSELF, HOW

DOES A KID LIKE THIS -- HE'S

IS IN HIS EARLY 20s, AND I

THINK PFC MEANS PRIVATE

FIRST CLASS -- HOW DOES HE

GET THOUSANDS OF PAGES OF

CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS?

WHO GIVES HIM AUTHORITY OVER

THAT STUFF?

I USED TO BE IN THE

MILITARY, AND I HAD A TOP

SECRET CODE FOR WHERE I WAS,

BUT IT WAS CLOSELY GUARDED.

I HAD THE CODES, BUT IT WAS

LARGELY CLASSIFIED.

HOW DOES AL A KID GET ALL

OF THIS INFORMATION.

I THINK THAT'S WHAT THE

GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO BE

ASKING THEMSELVES.

SNOWDEN IS A DIFFERENT

MATTER.

I THINK SNOWDEN MAY HAVE

DONE THE COUNTRY A GREAT

SERVICE.

I HOPE WE DON'T PERSECUTE

HIM TOO MUCH.

LEE?

Lee: PAT, THE

GOVERNMENT DOES NOT NEED A

WARRANT TO GET CELL PHONE

RECORDS TO TRACK SOMEONE.

A LOWER JUDGE RULED THAT

CELL PHONE DATA IS

CONSTITUTIONALLY PROTECTED

FROM INCLUSION, BUT THE

FIFTH CIRCUIT COURT OF

APPEALS OVERTURNED THAT.

THE FOURTH AMENDMENT

PROTECTS AGAINST UNLAWFUL

SEARCH AND SEIZURE, BUT THE

COURT STATED THE FOURTH

AMENDMENT PROTECTS ONLY

REASONABLE EXPECTATIONS OF

PRIVACY.

PEACE TALKS BETWEEN ISRAELI

AND PALESTINIAN LEADERS WILL

RESUME IN TWO WEEKS.

SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN

KERRY SAYS THEY HAVE AGREED

TO A NINE-MONTH DEADLINE FOR

COMING TO SOME SORT OF

AGREEMENT.

BUT BOTH SIDES ARE DEEPLY

SPLIT ON ISSUES LIKE

DIVIDING JERUSALEM.

MAHMOUD ABBAS WANTS TO

DIVIDE THE CITY BASED ON

JORDANIAN OCCUPATION, FROM

1949 UNTIL THE 1967 SIX-DAY

WAR.

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SAYS

JERUSALEM WILL REMAIN THE

ETERNAL UNDIVIDED CAPITAL OF

THE JEWISH STATE.

IT HAS BEEN NINE MONTHS

SINCE ONE OF THE DEADLIEST

AND MOST DESTRUCTIVE

HURRICANES HIT THE UPPER

EAST COAST.

MERCY CHEFS TRAVELLED TO NEW

YORK CITY IN THE WAKE OF

SUPER STORM SANDY TO FEED

THOUSANDS.

THIS WEEK THEY HEADED BACK

TO THE BIG APPLE TO LET

THOSE SAME PEOPLE KNOW THEY

HAVE NOT BEEN FORGOTTEN.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: A SOUND OF

CELEBRATION RISES TO THE

ROOFTOPS HERE ON MANHATTAN'S

LOWER EAST SIDE.

IT IS ALL COMING FROM "D"

STREET, AN AREA THAT SAW

DISASTER WHEN HURRICANE

SANDY HIT BACK IN NOVEMBER.

WE SITTING IN THE AREA

WHERE IT EXPLODED AND CAUSED

THE BLACKOUT.

Reporter: MERCY CHEFS

SERVED 60,000 MEALS IN THIS

AREA FOLLOWING THE STORM,

AND MANY OF THOSE VOLUNTEERS

ARE BACK, DISHING UP GOOD

FOOD AT THIS BLOCK PARTY.

IT IS A CELEBRATION,

INSTEAD OF THE HEARTBREAK.

AND GETTING TO SEE THE

PEOPLE IN BETTER SPIRITS AND

IN A BETTER SITUATION IS

REALLY GREAT.

AND NORMALLY WHEN WE COME

WITH MERCY CHEFS, IT IS

BECAUSE SOMETHING BAD HAS

HAPPENED, SOMETHING TERRIBLE

HAS HAPPENED, AND WE'RE

OFFERING CONDOLENCES AND

TRYING TO HELP THINGS GET

BETTER.

BUT NOW THINGS ARE BETTER,

AND WE GET TO SHARE IN THAT

CELEBRATION WITH THEM.

Reporter: MERCY CHEFS'

VOLUNTEERS PARTNERED WITH

SEVERAL NEW YORK CITY

CHURCHES TO RESPOND TO THE

STORM, AND THEY JOIN THEM

AGAIN FOR THIS CELEBRATION.

THE IMPORTANT PART TO ME

IS THAT THEY WANTED TO COME

BACK AND SERVE THIS

COMMUNITY.

THEY CAN TAKE THEIR TRUCKS

ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY.

THEY HAVE ENOUGH GAS AND

ENOUGH TIME, AND THEY COULD

GO ANYWHERE THEY WANTED.

BUT THEY CHOSE TO COME BACK

HERE TO HELP US THROW THIS

PARTY, TO HELP US BUILD AND

WHAT WE WERE ABLE TO DO LAST

YEAR.

Reporter: GARY IS A

RECENT UNIVERSITY GRADUATE

AND PASTORS TRINITY GRACE

CHURCH HERE IN THE SECTION

OF NEW YORK CITY.

I HOPE PEOPLE WERE ABLE

TO RELAX FOR A SECOND.

I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS

THAT COMES WITH LIVING ON A

STREET LIKE AVENUE "D" IS

YOU'RE NEVER QUITE ABLE TO

ESCAPE THE REALITY OF THE

CIRCUMSTANCES OF YOUR LIFE.

I THINK HAVING MOMENTS LIKE

THIS CREATE THAT TYPE OF

ENVIRONMENT, WHERE WE CAN

ALL FORGET ABOUT THE

PRESSURES OR THE PAIN OR THE

FRUSTRATION.

AND WE CAN SIT BACK, RELAX,

AND PARTY, AND EAT A GOOD

MEAL.

TO JUST ENJOY LIFE FOR A

SECOND.

Reporter: AND BEYOND

THAT MOMENT OF RELAXATION,

MERCY CHEFS' VOLUNTEERS WANT

THESE PEOPLE TO KNOW THEY'RE

NOT FORGOTTEN.

I HOPE THEY REALIZE THIS

IS GOD THROUGH US, AND WE

ARE SERVING HIM BY SERVING

THEM.

Reporter: EPHRAIM

GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Lee: AND FOLLOWING

SUPER STORM SANDY, MERCY

CHEFS VOLUNTEERS WERE ON THE

GROUND AT THE EAST VILLAGE,

AS WELL AS OTHER AREAS OF

NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY.

NEW YORK'S BAN ON BIG SODAS

IS NOT MOVING FORWARD.

AN APPEALS COURT HAS RULED

AGAINST THE CITY'S EFFORTS

TO CAP THE SIZE OF SODAS.

THE BAN WOULD HAVE STOPPED

MANY RESTAURANTS FROM

SELLING SUGARY DRINKS LARGER

THAN 16 OUNCES.

THE FOUR-JUDGE PANEL SAID

THE BOARD OF HEALTH HAD

EXCEEDED ITS LEGAL AUTHORITY

BY TRYING TO PLACE A SIZE

LIMIT ON SOFT DRINKS.

MAYOR BLOOMBERG SAYS THIS IS

JUST A TEMPORARY SETBACK IN

THE FIGHT AGAINST OBESITY.

THE CITY WILL APPEAL.

PAT?

Pat: COME ON, MAYOR

BLOOMBERG, DON'T BE AN OLD

JOY KILLER.

IF PEOPLE WANT TO GET FAT IN

NEW YORK, LET THEM DO IT.

BIG GULP DRINKS.

Wendy: I WAS HAPPY THAT

THAT IS NOT GOING FORWARD.

I THINK IT IS RIDICULOUS.

IF YOU WANT TO DRINK A

20-OUNCE SODA, DRINK A

20-OUNCE SODA.

Pat: BUT YOU WON'T?

Wendy: I PROBABLY WOULD

NOT.

ALTHOUGH I DID HAVE A COKE

SATURDAY --

Pat: NO TRUE

CONFESSIONS --

Wendy: -- AT THE

BALLGAME.

Pat: M MEA COPA.

YOU HAVE AN INTERESTING

STORY.

Wendy: PASTORS AND

POLITICIANS TEAM UP TO TAKE

BACK AMERICA.

WE'VE GOT THE EXCLUSIVE

REPORT WHEN WE COME BACK.

Pat: PRAYER HAS BEEN

TAKEN OUT OF PUBLIC

SCHOOLS.

AND THE BIBLE READING OUT OF

PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

AND NOW HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGES

ARE BEING BLESSED BY THE

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED

STATES.

AND MANY EVANGELICALS SAY

THERE IS A SERIOUS MORAL

DECLINE IN THIS COUNTRY.

AND THEY ARE JOINING

TOGETHER TO PRAY FOR A

SPIRITUAL REVIVAL.

BUT OUR TOO CHRISTIANS

SITTING ON THE SIDELINES.

DAVID BRODY HAS THIS

EXCLUSIVE REPORT FROM IOWA,

ON A MOVE THAT CHALLENGES

BELIEVERS TO GET INTO THE

GAME.

David: HERE IS AN

EVANGELICAL RIDDLE: WHAT

COMBINES GOSPEL SINGING

SINGING -- *

RAISE YOUR VOICE *

David: -- FIERY

PREACHING, POLITICAL

SPEECHES.

WE'RE IN A BATTLE TO TURN

THIS COUNTRY AROUND.

David: AND PRAYER FOR

POSSIBLE PRESIDENTIAL

CANDIDATES.

WE'RE ASKING FOR WISDOM

HERE TODAY.

David: THE ANSWER IS

IOWA'S PASTORS AND PEW

EVENT.

TO HEAR THE IMPORTANCE OF

SPEAKING BOLDLY FROM THE

PULPIT ABOUT TODAY'S

CULTURAL ISSUES.

PREACH THE WORD AND RALLY

THE REMNANT, AND LEAVE THE

OUTCOME TO GOD.

David: THIS EVENT HAS

REACHED MORE THAN 10,000

PASTORS SINCE IT BEGAN

NEARLY A DECADE AGO.

IT WILL SOON SPREAD TO MORE

THAN A DOZEN OTHER STATES

AROUND THE COUNTRY.

THE MAIN ORGANIZER IS DAVID

LANE.

IF THE LORD DOES IT,

WE'RE GOING TO TURN A

MIRACLE BACK TO HIM AND

REESTABLISH A CHRISTIAN

CULTURE.

David: LOOK AT THESE

STARTLING FIGURES.

OF THE ROUGHLY 65 TO

85 MILLION EVANGELICALS,

ONLY 50% ARE REGISTERED TO

VOTE, AND ONLY HALF OF THOSE

REGISTERED SHOW UP ON

ELECTION DAY.

IF THEY DO NOT VOTE, THEY

ARE BETRAYING THE LORD JESUS

CHRIST.

David: THE WILKS

BROTHERS WORRY THAT

AMERICA'S DECLINING MORALS

WILL ESPECIALLY HURT THE

YOUNGER GENERATION, SO THEY

ARE USING THE RICHES THAT

THE LORD HAS BLESSED THEM

WITH TO BACK SPECIFIC

GOALS.

I THINK WE HAVE TO MAKE

PEOPLE AWARE AND BRING THE

BIBLE BACK INTO THE SCHOOL

AND START TEACHING OUR KIDS

AT A YOUNGER AGE.

THEY'RE BEING TAUGHT THE

OTHER IDEAS, THE GAY AGENDA,

EVERY DAY OUT IN THE WORLD.

David: AND MANY HERE

BELIEVE THE CHURCH HAS

ALLOWED SECULARISM TO CREEP

INTO THEIR FLOCKS.

ANOTHER PART OF THE

PROBLEM?

MANY PASTORS FEAR THE I.R.S.

WILL COME AFTER THEIR

TAX-EXEMPT STATUS IF THEY

BRING POLITICS TO THEIR

PULPITS.

WE'RE NOT BEING THROWN TO

THE LIONS, OR HAVING OUR

HEADS CHOPPED OFF.

WE'RE BEING COWARDS BECAUSE

WE WANT MONEY.

David: EVERYBODY

AGREES BOLDNESS IS NEEDED.

THE BOOK OF ISAIAH TELLS

US MY PEOPLE PERISH FOR A

LACK OF KNOWLEDGE.

EDMUND BURKE PUT IT

DIFFERENTLY WHEN HE SAID THE

ONLY THING NECESSARY FOR

EVIL TO PREVAIL IS FOR GOOD

PEOPLE TO DO NOTHING.

WITH MUST SEEK GOD FOR

OUR REDEMPTION AND SOCIALIST

VATION AND OUR COUNTRY'S

REVIVAL.

David: AND THAT IS

WHAT THESE PASTORS PRAY FOR

ABOVE POLITICS, SPIRITUAL

REVIVAL.

FATHER, WE'RE AGAIN IN

NEED OF ANOTHER GREAT

AWAKENING.

David: THE FIRST GREAT

AWAKENING BEGAN IN THE

1600s.

IN THE FOLLOWING CENTURY, A

SECOND REVIVAL SAW LARGE

CAMP MEETING SPREAD LIKE

WILDFIRE.

IS THERE A THIRD GREAT

AWAKENING JUST AR AROUND

THE CORNER?

THERE IS A LOT OF PEOPLE

WHO WANT IT TO HAPPEN.

I DON'T KNOW IF THEY'RE

COMMITTED ENOUGH TO SEE IT

HAPPEN.

David: SOME OF THAT

DOUBT COULD BE DUE TO SOME

OF THE EVENTS IN THE LAST 50

YEARS THAT HAVE TAKEN AIM AT

CHRISTIANS.

PUBLIC PRAYER, GONE, AND

THE LEGALIZATION OF ABORTION

ALMOST A DECADE LATER.

AND THAT SERIOUS STUFF IS

NOT, ACCORDING TO THESE

PASTORS, GOING TO BE SOLVED

BY POLITICIANS.

THESE POLITICIANS AREN'T

GOOD AT MUCH, BUT THEY'RE

GOOD AT THIS: SEEING WHICH

WAY THE WIND IS BLOWING.

WE NEED TO CHANGE THE

DIRECTION OF THE WIND.

David: AND THAT WIND

CAN ONLY COME FROM ABOVE.

SOME OF THESE VALUES ARE

GOING TO REIGN SUPREME.

SO MY GUESS IS, SPIRITUALLY

SPEAKING, WE NEED MERCY, THE

MERCY OF GOD.

David: DAVID BRODY,

CBN NEWS, IN THE NATION'S

HEARTLAND, DES MOINES,

IOWA.

Pat: IT WAS A GOOD

MOVE.

I MUST SAY, FOLKS, IF YOU'RE

NOT REGISTERED TO VOTE,

REGISTER.

YOU HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE A

DECISION TO CHANGE THE

COURSE OF THIS NATION.

AND IT DOESN'T TAKE MANY.

IN THOSE EARLY CAUCUSES AND

THINGS LIKE THAT, IT DOESN'T

TAKE MANY PEOPLE VOTING TO

DECIDE WHO THE CANDIDATES

ARE.

JUST A SMALL GROUP CAN

DETERMINE THE MAKEUP OF

PARTIES, AND THEN THE MAKEUP

OF STATE DELEGATIONS, AND

ULTIMATELY THE MAKEUP OF THE

NATIONAL CANDIDATES.

YOU NEED TO GET REGISTERED

NOW.

IF YOU'RE NOT REGISTERED, DO

SO.

WE'RE NOT TELLING YOU WHO TO

VOTE FOR, BUT WE ARE SAYING

AS A GOOD CITIZEN, BY ALL

MEANS, VOTE.

NOW, I TOLD YOU, WHAT DO YOU

DO IF YOUR HUSBAND IS DEAD?

BUT HE IS NOT REALLY DEAD,

BUT YOU DON'T KNOW IT.

WENDY IS GOING TO INTERVIEW

THE WIFE AND FIND OUT WHAT

SHE HAS GOT TO SAY.

Wendy: YES, SIR.

UP NEXT, EVA PIPER SHARES

WHAT IT WAS LIKE BACK ON

EARTH WHILE HER HUSBAND WAS

SPENDING 90 MINUTES IN

HEAVEN.

Wendy: WELL, ON

JANUARY 18th, 1989, EVA

PIPER WENT TO WORK, JUST

LIKE ANY OTHER DAY.

SHE WAS FIRST GRADE TEACHER,

AND HER STUDENTS WERE BUSY

DECORATING HER CLASSROOM.

90 MINUTES BEFORE THE END OF

THE DAY, EVA WAS CALLED TO

THE MAIN OFFICE.

IMMEDIATELY SHE EXPECTED BAD

NEWS, AND WHAT SHE FOUND OUT

WAS EVEN WORSE.

Reporter: ON

JANUARY 18th, 1989, DON

PIPER WAS KILLED INSTANTLY

WHEN A TRACTOR-TRAILER HIT

HIS FORD ESCORT HEAD-ON.

PARAMEDICS COVERED HIS BODY

WITH A TARP.

THEN A MINISTER STOPPED BY

AND ASKED IF HE COULD PRAY

FOR DON.

I WALKED OVER BY THE

DOOR.

GREAT PHYSICAL DAMAGE ON THE

OUTSIDE.

AND I LAID MY HANDS ON HIM

AND BEGAN TO PRAY FOR HIM.

Reporter: AS HE PRAYED,

DON CAME BACK TO LIFE.

DON SAYS WHILE HE WAS DEAD,

HE VISITED HEAVEN.

15 YEARS LATER, HE WROTE A

BOOK ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE,

WHICH BECAME A BEST-SELLER.

WHILE DON WAS IN HEAVEN, HIS

WIFE WAS IN SHOCK.

IN HER NEW BOOK, "A WALK

THROUGH THE DARK," EVA PIPER

SHARES HOW HER FAITH HELPED

HER THROUGH THIS TIME, AND

THE DIFFICULT DAYS

AFTERWARDS.

Wendy: AND JOINING US

NOW FOR THE REST OF THE

STORY IS EVA PIPER.

EVA, THANKS SO MUCH FOR

BEING WITH US.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

[APPLAUSE]

Wendy: TAKE US BACK TO

THAT DAY.

YOU WERE ACTUALLY SUPPOSED

TO BE IN THE CAR TRAVELLING

WITH YOUR HUSBAND THAT DAY,

BUT SOMETHING CAME UP.

WHAT HAPPENED?

WE HAD A LOT OF NEW

STUDENTS THAT CHECKED IN AT

MID-TERM, END OF THE

SEMESTER, AND SIX OF THEM

ENDED UP IN MY FIRST GRADE

CLASSROOM.

I KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO BE

A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER, AND I

COULDN'T LEAVE A SUBSTITUTE

THERE IN MY CLASSROOM WITH

SIX NEWS STUDENTS.

SO I TOLD DON AT THE LAST

MINUTE I COULDN'T GO WITH

HIM.

Wendy: WHEN YOU GOT

THAT BAD NEWS, WHEN YOU WENT

TO THE OFFICE, YOU FELT LIKE

GOD IMMEDIATELY SPOKE TO YOU

SOMETHING THAT WOULD REALLY

CARRY YOU THROUGH.

WHAT DID GOD SAY?

AS SOON AS MARY CAME

AROUND THE DESK AND HUGGED

ME, AND SHE SAID, THE CHURCH

HAS CALLED AND DON HAS BEEN

IN A SERIOUS ACCIDENT.

BEFORE THOSE WORDS COULD

SINK IN, I HEARD GOD'S

PRESENCE.

AND I HEARD HIM SAY THIS IS

GOING TO BE HARD AND

DIFFICULT, BUT I'M WITH

YOU.

DON HAS TWO BROKEN LEGS AND

A BROKEN ARM.

Wendy: THAT WAS A GOOD

WORD TO GET.

WE THINK DON'S STORY ENDED

THERE AND HE RECOVERED.

BUT IT WASN'T EASY.

HE HAD 30 SURGERIES --

30 SURGERIES TO DATE, AND

HE IS PROBABLY GOING TO HAVE

SOME MORE.

Wendy: AND STILL IN A

LOT OF PAIN.

UH-HUH.

Wendy: HOW DID YOU COPE

WITH ALL OF THE HOSPITAL

TRIPS AND WONDERING, WHY DID

THIS HAPPEN TO US?

THANKFULLY I HAD A GOOD

SUPPORT SYSTEM.

I WAS MORE PREPARED THAN I

THOUGHT I WAS BECAUSE WE

WERE SO ACTIVE IN OUR

CHURCH.

OF COURSE, DON WAS SERVING

THERE AS THE YOUTH

MINISTER.

I HAD BEEN IN CHURCH MY

WHOLE LIFE.

THAT WAS PART OF MY GROWING

UP.

YOU NEED TO HAVE A SUPPORT

SYSTEM.

WE HAD PEOPLE THAT WERE

THERE IMMEDIATELY.

AS SOON AS THEY HEARD OF THE

ACCIDENT, THEY WERE THERE IN

THAT OFFICE.

THEY MINISTERED TO US AND

HELD US UP.

THAT GOT ME THROUGH.

BUT IT WAS HARD AND

DIFFICULT.

Wendy: AT ONE POINT YOU

SAY YOU FELT LIKE YOU WERE

JUST IN A VERY DARK PLACE.

YES.

BECAUSE THERE WERE A LOT OF

THINGS I DIDN'T KNOW.

I DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO FILL

OUT INSURANCE FORMS.

I DIDN'T KNOW HOW LONG THIS

WOULD TAKE.

THEY COULDN'T TELL US IF DON

WOULD SURVIVE, AND IF HE

DID, HOW LONG IT WOULD TAKE

TO GET HIM BACK TO A PLACE

WHERE HE COULD LIVE A SEMI

NORMAL LIFE.

Wendy: WERE YOU EVER

FRUSTRATED OR EVEN ANGRY AT

GOD THAT THIS WOULD HAPPEN?

I WAS ANGRY THAT HE WOULD

ALLOW MY HUSBAND TO BE HURT

THAT DEEPLY.

Wendy: HE WAS ON HIS

WAY TO PREACH THAT NIGHT?

HE WAS ON HIS WAY TO

PREACH THAT NIGHT.

I NEVER BLAMED GOD FOR THE

ACCIDENT, BUT I DIDN'T

UNDERSTAND WHY HE LET THAT

HAPPEN.

Wendy: YOUR HUSBAND HAS

SAID FROM THE PULPIT MANY

TIMES, I SURVIVED, AND EVA

OVERCAME.

WHAT DID HE MEAN?

I DID OVERCOME WITH GOD'S

GRACE.

WE MADE IT THROUGH THE

ACCIDENT.

OUR FAMILY MADE THE

THROUGH.

WE'RE NOW IN A PLACE THAT

GOD HAS JUST USED DON'S

STORY AND DONE SO MANY

MARVELOUS THINGS.

WE STUCK TOGETHER.

SO MANY PEOPLE, WHEN THEY GO

THROUGH TRAGEDIES, THE

FAMILY DOESN'T SURVIVE.

I HAD THE OPTION TO WALK

AWAY, BUT I DIDN'T.

WERP

Wendy: THIS QUESTION I

LOVED WHEN I WAS READING IT

BECAUSE I REALLY WANT TO

KNOW: A YEAR AFTER THE

ACCIDENT, YOU HAD THIS

NAGGING FEELING THAT DON WAS

KEEPING SOMETHING FROM YOU,

AND WHY DID HE, FIRST OF

ALL, AND HOW DID IT MAKE YOU

FEEL WHEN HE REVEALED WHAT

HE REVEALED?

HE NEVER PLANNED TO TELL

ANYBODY ABOUT HIS TRIP TO

HEAVEN.

HE CALLED IT A SACRED

SECRET.

AND THE FACT THAT HEAVEN

IS -- YOU CAN'T DESCRIBE IT

IN EARTHLY WORDS.

SO HE KNEW IT WOULD BE A

FRUSTRATION.

HE LET IT SLIP OUT WHEN HE

WAS TALKING TO HIS FRIEND,

DAVID, AND DAVID SAID,

YOU'VE GOT TO TELL OTHER

PEOPLE ABOUT THIS.

DON'T YOU KNOW THAT'S WHY

GOD SENT YOU BACK.

PROMISE ME YOU'LL TELL TWO

MORE PEOPLE.

I OVERHEARD THE THIRD

CONVERSATION.

PEOPLE HAVE ASKED ME, AREN'T

YOU ANGRY THAT DON DIDN'T

TELL YOU FIRST ABOUT THIS?

HE TOLD ME, IF HE PLANNED TO

TALK ABOUT IT, HE WOULD HAVE

TOLD ME FIRST.

BUT I OVERHEARD IT, AND IT

HAD BEEN A RELIEF.

DON WAS SO DEPRESSED.

I WAS ANGRY WITH HIM BECAUSE

HE DIDN'T SEEM LIKE HE WAS

GLAD TO BE BACK ON EARTH.

HE WASN'T GLAD TO BE BACK

WITH ME AND OUR CHILDREN,

AND I COULDN'T UNDERSTAND

THAT.

BUT ONCE I UNDERSTOOD ABOUT

HEAVEN, UNDERSTOOD, TO BE IN

THAT WONDERFUL PLACE, TO BE

WITH ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE

THAT MOVED ON, AND THEN TO

COME BACK TO WHAT HE CAME

BACK TO, THE PAIN AND THE

AGONY AND THE TRAUMA, AND

THE UNCERTAINTY OF WHAT HIS

LIFE WAS GOING TO BE LIKE.

Wendy: IF I HAD BEEN TO

HEAVEN FOR EVEN A MINUTE, I

DON'T THINK ANYBODY COULD

GET ME TO SHUT UP ABOUT IT.

BUT IT MAY BE MORE TYPICAL

OF A MAN TO KEEP SOMETHING

IN LIKE THAT.

SO YOU WERE RELIEVED --

YES.

Wendy: WHEN HE DID TELL

YOU, WHAT DID HE SAY IT WAS

LIKE?

I WALKED IN AND I SAID,

DID YOU GO TO HEAVEN WHILE

YOU WERE DEAD?

AND HE KIND OF GOT THIS

SHEEPISH LOOK ON THIS FACE

AND SAID YEAH.

AND HE STARTED TELLING ME

SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

Wendy: WHAT DID HE TELL

YOU?

HE TALKED ABOUT MEETING

HIS GRANDFATHER.

I WAS THERE WHEN HE GOT THE

PHONE CALL TO COME, THAT HIS

GRANDFATHER HAD HAD A HEART

ATTACK, AND HE RODE IN THE

AMBULANCE WITH HIM.

HE TALKED ABOUT HIS

GRANDMOTHER, WHO I NEVER

MET.

HE TALKED ABOUT FRIENDS FROM

HIGH SCHOOL.

HE TALKED ABOUT THE

BEAUTIFUL SOUNDS, THE SOUNDS

OF THE ANGELS, THE SOUNDS OF

THE MUSIC.

THE COLORS THAT YOU CAN'T

DESCRIBE HERE.

HE TALKED ABOUT THE PEARLIE

GATE.

AND HIS FACE LIGHTS UP WHEN

HE TALKS ABOUT HEAVEN.

IT IS A PLACE THAT I CAN'T

WAIT TO GO THERE, BUT I WANT

TO TAKE AS MANY PEOPLE WITH

ME AS I CAN.

Wendy: ABSOLUTELY.

YOU WROTE THE BOOK -- YOU

WERE NEVER PLANNING TO BE AN

AUTHOR.

YOU SAID SO MANY PEOPLE KEPT

COMING UP TO YOU AND SAYING,

WHAT WAS IT LIKE FOR YOU?

RIGHT.

Wendy: SO YOU DECIDED

THIS WAS A MINISTRY TOOL?

IT IS.

BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT OF

PEOPLE WALKING IN THAT CARE

GIVING ROLE.

AND AFTER HEARING SO MANY

PEOPLE ASKING ME WHAT DID

YOU DO, HOW DID YOU MAKE IT,

THERE IS NOTHING LIKE

TALKING TO SOMEONE WHO HAS

WALKED IN YOUR SHOES.

AND A LOT OF PEOPLE WANT TO

KNOW HOW TO HELP A

CARE-GIVER, AND SO THERE ARE

SOME TIPS IN THERE.

BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, WE

NEVER KNOW WHEN THAT TRAGEDY

IS GOING TO HIT, AND THERE

ARE SOME THINGS YOU NEED TO

HAVE IN PLACE IN YOUR LIFE

TODAY IF THAT HAPPENS.

Wendy: AND YOU TALK

ABOUT THAT A LOT IN THE

BOOK.

"A WALK THROUGH THE DARK,"

BY EVA PIPER.

IT IS AVAILABLE WHEREVER

BOOKS ARE SOLD.

SO YOU MAY WANT TO GET A

COPY OF THIS.

EVA, IT IS SO NICE TO HAVE

YOU.

GOD BLESS YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Wendy: STILL TO COME,

WE'VE GOT YOUR E-MAIL

QUESTIONS.

LORI SAYS, "OUR PASTOR SAYS

USING BIRTH CONTROL IS

TAKING CONTROL AWAY FROM GOD

SINCE WE'RE ALL CALLED TO BE

FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY.

MY HUSBAND AND I USE IT.

ARE WE IN THE WRONG?"

STAY TUNED FOR ANOTHER ROUND

OF "BRING IT ON" WHEN WE

COME BACK.

Lee: AND WELCOME BACK

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

A JAIL SENTENCE FOR THE

FOUNDER OF A WEBSITE IN

SAUDI ARABIA.

A JUDGE HAS ORDERED RAIF

BUTAWI TO SEVEN YEARS IN

PRISON, PLUS 600 LASHES.

THIS CRIME?

ENCOURAGING SAUDIS TO SHARE

THEIR OPINIONS ABOUT THE

ROLE OF RELIGION IN

SOCIETY.

SAUDI ARABIA, OF COURSE, IS

RULED BY STRICT ISLAMIC

LAW.

CHALLENGING ISLAM OR ITS

CUSTOMS BRINGS SEVERE

PUNISHMENT.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE STATE

DEPARTMENT SAYS THE U.S. IS

DEEPLY CONCERNED ABOUT THIS

SENTENCE.

THE JUDGE DID DROP THE MOST

SERIOUS CHARGE OF AP

APOSTASY, WHICH CARRIES THE

DEATH SENTENCE IN SAUDI

ARABIA.

PENTAGON OFFICIALS SAY THEY

HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH

PENTHOUSE MAGAZINES BEING

SOLD AT MILITARY BASES.

THE GROUP CITED A FEDERAL

LAW FORBIDDENING THE SALE OF

SEXUALLY EXPLICIT MATERIAL

ON BASES, BUT THE DEPARTMENT

OF DEFENSE SAYS,

QUOTE,"BASED ON THE TOTALITY

OF EACH MAGAZINE'S CONTENT,

THEY WERE NOT SEXUALLY

EXPLICIT, EXPLICIT,"

ACCORDING TO THE LAW'S

DEFINITION.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST BY GOING TO OUR

WEBSITE ON CBNNEWS.COM.

PAT AND WENDY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

AFTER THIS.

Wendy: IT'S TIME FOR

"BRING IT ON."

AND WE HAVE GOT SOME GREAT

QUESTIONS TODAY, PAT.

LORI WRITES, "I'M A WIFE AND

MOM WHO WORKS FULL-TIME.

RECENTLY A PASTOR AT OUR

CHURCH COMMENTED THAT BIRTH

CONTROL IS TAKING CONTROL

AWAY FROM GOD SINCE WE ARE

CALLED TO BE FRUITFUL AND

MULTIPLY.

MY HUSBAND AND I USE BIRTH

CONTROL AND ARE IN AGREEMENT

ON THIS.

I RESPECT OUR CHURCH

LEADERSHIP, BUT ARE CONFUSED

BY THESE COMMENTS.

ARE WE SINNING BY USING

BIRTH CONTROL?"

Pat: OUR GOOD FRIENDS

IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

REFUSE THE USE OF BIRTH

CONTROL, BUT THEY ALLOW

PEOPLE TO USE WHAT IS CALLED

RHYTHM.

AND THEY WERE FORBIDDEN TO

HAVE SEX WHILE WOMEN WERE

HAVING THEIR MENSTRUAL

PERIOD, AND THE CATHOLIC

CHURCH IS TELLING WOMEN TO

DO JUST THAT AND IT IS

OKAY.

THE PROTESTANT CHURCHES, ON

THE OTHER HAND, FEEL THAT

THE CARE AND REARING OF

CHILDREN IS A TREMENDOUS

OBLIGATION AND THAT PEOPLE

SHOULD HAVE THE ABILITY TO

DETERMINE HOW MANY CHILDREN

THEY HAVE AND UNDER WHAT

CIRCUMSTANCES.

AND SO BIRTH CONTROL IN THE

PROTESTANT CHURCHES HAS

ALWAYS BEEN PERMITTED.

SO YOU ASK ME, AND I WOULD

SAY, YES, BIRTH CONTROL IS

ABSOLUTELY AN IMPORTANT

THING FOR PEOPLE TO USE

BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, YOU WANT

TO BE ABLE TO LOOK AFTER

CHILDREN.

I LIKE BIG FAMILIES.

I HAD FOUR KIDS.

I'M ALL FOR IT.

I'VE GOT 14 GRANDCHILDREN.

I LIKE BIG FAMILIES.

BUT I THINK THE IDEA OF

BEING ABLE TO DETERMINE WHEN

AND HOW IS A VERY IMPORTANT

PART OF HUMANITY.

BUT THE CATHOLICS DISAGREE,

AND I HONOR THEIR BELIEFS.

Wendy: AND A LOT

OF

PEOPLE CAN'T AFFORD TO HAVE

FIVE OR SIX CHILDREN.

Pat: THAT'S THE BIG

PROBLEM.

ESPECIALLY I IN AP LABOUR

AAP MALAYSIA, THEY HAVE

DESPERATE POVERTY.

Wendy: BARBARA WRITES,

"WE RECORD THIS SHOW AND

WATCH IT EVERY EVENING.

PLEASE

EXPLAIN THE WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE AND IT WILL HELP

ME TO EXPLAIN IT TO MY

FAMILY."

Pat:

THE BOOK OF PAUL

DESCRIBED THE MAN

FASTTATIONMAN

MANIFISTATIONS OF THE

SPIRIT.

ONE IS THE

WORD OF WISDOM.

THAT IS THE WORD DEALING

WITH THE FUTURE.

AND THE

OTHER IS THE WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE, WHICH TELLS

YOU

SOMETHING WHICH IS

NOT

AVAILABLE TO

THE SENSES.

YOU CAN'T SEE IT, TASTE IT,

HEAR IT, AND

SO

FORTH.

BUT THE HOLY SPIRIT SPEAKS

TO YOUR MIND IF SOMETHING IS

HAPPENING.

WHEN WE

PRAY ON THIS

PROGRAM, GOD, IN HIS

GRACIOUSNESS, SPEAKS TO US

FROM TIME TO TIME ABOUT

CONDITIONS AND THE

AUDIENCE.

AND WE SPEAK THOSE WORDS,

AND LO AND BEHOLD SOMEBODY

OUT IN THE AUDIENCE SAYS

THAT'S ME, AND I WILL GET

HEALED.

AND IT IS GOD.

SO GET YOUR BIBLE, AND LOOK

AT THE FIRST LETTER OF PAUL

TO THE CORINTHIANS, 1

CORINTHIANS, CHAPTER 12, 13,

AND 14, AND YOU'LL SEE WHAT

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.

Wendy: A VIEWER WRITES,

"MY HUSBAND WANTED ME TO GO

SOME PLACE I DIDN'T WANT TO

GO.

I TOLD HIM IN A NICE WAY I

DIDN'T WANT TO GO, BUT HE

WOULDN'T LET IT GO.

HE CONTINUED TO BRING IT UP

AGAIN AND AGAIN.

SHOULD I GIVE IN AND GO, OR

DO I HAVE THE RIGHT TO SAY

NO.

I MAY NOT SAY IT IN A NICE

WAY AFTER HE HAS PICKED ON

ME FOR WEEKS.

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY

ABOUT THIS?"

Pat: WHERE IS IT HE

WANTS YOU TO GO?

TO A ROLLERCOASTER OR TO A

STRIP CLUB.

Wendy: IT CAN'T BE

GOOD.

Pat: IT MAY BE I WANT

TO GO TO A SEAFOOD SUSHI

PLACE AND I DON'T LIKE

SUSHI.

BY AND LARGE, THE BIBLE

INDICATES THAT WIVES SHOULD

BE SU SUBMISSIVE TO THE

LEADERSHIP OF HER HUSBAND,

BUT HER HUSBAND'S LEADERSHIP

IS ONLY IF HE IS ACCORDANCE

WITH THE WILL OF GOD.

IF HE TRIES TO GET YOU TO

SOMETHING UNSCRIPTUREUAL, HE

HAS LOST HIS AUTHORITY.

IF HE WANTS TO YOU GO TO

JOE'S CRAB HOUSE, GO, AND IF

YOU DON'T LIKE CRABS, EAT A

STEAK.

Wendy: MARRIAGE IS FULL

OF COMPROMISE.

MAYBE IF YOU GO TO A

BALLGAME, HE'LL GO TO THE

BALLET WITH YOU.

Pat: I LIKE THE

BALLET.

Wendy: YOU'RE A

RENAISSANCE MAN.

Pat: I THINK BASEBALL

IS EXTRAORDINARILY BORING.

I THINK A GOOD BALLET IS

REALLY GOOD.

OKAY, I'M A RENAISSANCE

MAN.

Wendy: VICKI WANTS TO

KNOW, "I HAVE BEEN WAITING

TO BE BLESSED WITH HEALING

AND FINANCES.

MY PASTOR TOLD ME MY

BLESSING IS BEING BLOCKED

BECAUSE HE THINKS I AM

RENTING TO GAY WOMEN.

I DON'T THINK THEY ARE, AND

EVEN THEY ARE GAY, COULD MY

BLESSING BE BLOCKED FOR SUCH

A TRIVIAL REASON?"

Pat: NO.

NO.

IF YOU ARE DELIBERATELY

VIOLATING SOMETHING GOD

SHOWS YOU TO DO, AND IF YOUR

HEART DOES NOT CONDEMN YOU,

THEN YOU HAVE FREEDOM BEFORE

GOD.

YOU GET WHAT YOU ASK FOR.

IF YOUR HEART CONDEMNS YOU,,

LIKE YOU, LIKE I'M DOING

SOMETHING WRONG, AND I'M

SINNING, AND THAT COULD

BLOCK YOUR BLESSING.

IF YOU DON'T GIVE TO THE

LORD, THENEU THEN YOU'RE

ROBBING GOD.

I RECOMMEND THAT YOU ASK GOD

WHAT IS GOING ON IN YOUR

LIFE, AND THEN YOU BEGIN TO

PRAISE HIM AND THANK HIM IN

ADVANCE FOR THE ANSWER TO

PRAYER.

Wendy: BRENDA WANTS TO

KNOW, "IS IT A SIN TO EAT

PORK THESE DAYS.

I WAS WATCHING A SHOW THAT

SAYS YOU'RE SINNING AGAINST

GOD WHEN YOU EAT PORK

BECAUSE IT IS AN UNCLEAN

ANIMAL.

I HAVE SEEN PEOPLE BRING HAM

TO CHURCH.

I LOVE HAM, BUT I WOULD GIVE

IT UP IF IT IS AGAINST GOD'S

WILL?"

Pat: WHERE DO PEOPLE

GET THIS.

THERE IS SO MUCH CRIME

AROUND THE WORLD, BUT I'M

GOING TO HELL BECAUSE I EAT

HAM.

Wendy: THE AUDIENCE IS

LAUGHING.

[LAUGHTER]

Pat: JESUS CHRIST

DELIVERED US.

HE SAID WHAT THE SIN IS WHAT

COMES OUT OF YOUR HEART.

ENVY AND STRIFE AND

BITTERNESS.

WHAT HAPPENS TO FOOD, AS IT

GOES INTO YOUR STOMACH AND

INTESTINES -- THAT'S NOT

WHAT CAUSES CONTAMINATION.

SO HE THEREFORE SAID ALL

FOODS ARE CLEAN.

NOW, THE REASON -- THE

PRACTICAL REASON HAVING TO

DO WITH PORK IS PORK DOESN'T

HAVE A SECOND STOMACH, LIKE

A COW DOES, AND THEY ROUTE

AROUND IN ALL OF THIS

GARBAGE AND THEY HAVE

TRICHINOSIS.

IT IS VERY POSSIBLE IN THE

OLD DAYS, UNCOOKED PORK

COULD GIVE YOU INTESTINAL

PARASITES.

TODAY THEY SAY IT IS THE

SECOND WHITE MEAT.

NO, YOU DON'T GO TO HELL

FROM EATING PORK.

Wendy: OH, GOOD.

Pat: I'M SO GLAD.

YOU HAD A HOTDOG --

Wendy: I HAD A HEBREW

NATIONAL HOTDOG.

Pat: THAT'S KOSHER.

Wendy: IT'S BEEF,

RIGHT?

Pat: I GUESS IT IS.

Wendy: BUT I HAD A

COKE.

Pat: THIS IS CONFESSION

TIME.

SHE WENT TO A BALLGAME AND

IT WAS HOT, AND SHE HAD TO

HAVE SOMETHING TO QUENCH HER

THIRST.

Wendy: I'M RESOLVED?

Pat: YOU'RE FORGIVEN.

Wendy: FOR PATRICIA,

SUPPORTING A FAMILY IS A

DIFFICULT JOB.

SHE SPENDS SEVEN DAYS A WEEK

WORKING IN A MUDDY SWAMP.

ON A GOOD DAY, SHE'LL EARN

JUST TWO DOLLARS, AND ON A

BAD DAY, HER WHOLE FAMILY

GOES HUNGRY.

TAKE A

LOOK.

Terry: 32-YEAR-OLD

PATRICIA IS A SINGLE MOTHER

WHO STARTS HER DAY AT 4 A.M.

WITH

A

BOAT

RIDE INTO EL

SALVADOR'S SWAMPS.

SOME DAYS HER SON GOES WITH

HER.

SOME DAYS I GO WITH HER,

ON

THE

WEEKENDS.

Terry: PATRICIA AND

CARLOS WILL SPEND EIGHT

HOURS WITHOUT

FOOD OR WATER,

SEARCHING FOR CLAMS IN THESE

MERKY

WATERS.

MOSQUITOS ARE EVERYWHERE,

ALONG WITH OTHER DANGEROUS

CREATURES.

AND THEN THERE IS THE MUD.

THE MUD SMELLS BAD.

IT WAS NOT A PLEASANT PLACE

TO WORK ALL DAY, BUT I HAD

NO CHOICE.

Terry: IF PATRICIA HAS

A GOOD DAY AND COLLECTS 120

CLAMS, SHE'LL EARN JUST $2.

THAT IS HARDLY ENOUGH TO

FEED HER FOUR CHILDREN.

ON DAYS THEY FIND NO CLAMS,

EVERYONE GOES HUNGRY.

THEY ASK ME FOR FOOD OVER

AND OVER AGAIN, BUT I TOLD

THEM TO SLEEP.

SOME DAYS WE DON'T HAVE

ANYTHING, SO I PRAY TO GOD

FOR MERCY.

Terry: WHEN "OPERATION

BLESSING" CAME TO PATRICIA'S

HOME TOWN FOR A FREE MEDICAL

CLINIC, WE LEARNED ON THAT

DAY THAT THE FAMILY HAD NO

FOOD, AND THAT THE KIDS HAD

GONE TO BED HUNGRY THE NIGHT

BEFORE.

SO WE IMMEDIATELY BOUGHT

THEM FOOD.

A FEW DAYS LATER, "OPERATION

BLESSING" HELPED PATRICIA TO

SET UP A SMALL BUSINESS,

SELLING CLOTHES AND SHOES IN

HER NEIGHBORHOOD. FINALLY

WE GAVE PATRICIA THIS

ESPECIALLY EQUIPPED BICYCLE

TO RESTOCK THE ITEMS SHE

SELLS IN HER STORE.

I HAVE NEVER RECEIVED A

BLESSING LIKE THIS BEFORE.

AFTER "OPERATION BLESSING"

DID THIS, I NEVER HAD TO GO

TO THE SWAMP AGAIN.

I WANT TO THANK

"OPERATION BLESSING" BECAUSE

THEY HELPED MY MOM.

I AM HAPPY I DON'T HAVE TO

GO AND FIND CLAMS ANYMORE.

Wendy: ISN'T IT

AMAZING?

WHEN YOU JOIN "THE 700

CLUB," YOU'RE HELPING PEOPLE

LIKE PATRICIA NOT JUST GET

BACK ON HER FEET, BUT

UNDERSTAND THAT GOD LOVES

THEM.

THAT GOD LOOKED BACK AND SAW

HER NEED.

IT IS SO EASY.

JUST 65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH, TO CHANGE LIVES ALL

OVER THE WORLD.

YOU CAN CALL 1-800-759-0700,

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

WE HAVE A FANTASTIC GIFT FOR

YOU, AND IT IS CALLED "OUR

FATHER, KEYS TO THE LORD'S

PRAYER."

YOU MAY HAVE PRAYED THE

LORD'S PRAYER ALL YOUR LIFE,

BUT YOU'LL NEVER PRAY IT THE

SAME AFTER WATCHING THIS.

THE ISLAMIC WORLD HAS A WORD

FOR THOSE WHO TURN THEIR

BACKS ON THEIR FAITH.

AND THE PUNISHMENT IS

DEATH.

SO FIND OUT WHY ONE FORMER

MUSLIM CONVERTED, NEXT.

Pat: IT'S A FIERCE

RELIGION.

600 LASHES TO AN EDITOR OF

AN INTERNET BOG BECAUSE HE

SAID WE SHOULD ANALYZE OUR

RELIGION.

600 LASHES.

WELL, IF YOU ARE APOSTATE,

IT IS NOT JUST LASHES.

YOU CAN GET YOUR HEAD CUT

OFF.

SO WE'RE GOING TO TELL YOU

ABOUT A MAN WHO WAS BORN AND

RAISED AS A DEVOUT SUNNI

MUSLIM.

TOFI COMENEL THOUGHT ISLAM

WAS A WAY OF LIFE.

TOFI PRAYED FIVE TIMES A DAY

AND FEARED THE WRATH OF

ALLAH.

BUT THE MORE HE TRIED TO BE

A GOOD MUSLIM, THE MORE HE

FELL SHORT.

THEY GAVE ME AN IDENTITY,

IT WASN'T SOMETHING WE DID.

I FOUND MY IDENTITY IN

ISLAM.

IT DEFINED WHO I WAS.

I WAS TOLD WHAT WAS EXPECTED

OF ME.

IT WAS VERY CLEAR.

Reporter: RAISED IN A

STRICT ISLAMIC HOME, TOFI

DID HIS BEST TO BE A GOOD

MUSLIM.

BUT HE NEVER FELT HE

MEASURED UP.

I REMEMBER LOOKING UP TO

THE SKY AS A CHILD AND JUST

FEELING LIKE I WAS NEVER

DOING IT RIGHT.

I WASN'T PRAYING THE RIGHT

WAY.

I DIDN'T KNOW ALL OF THE

VERSES TO THE PRAYERS THAT

WE WERE SUPPOSED TO BE

PRAYING.

THIS IS WHO I AM.

AND IF THIS DEFINES WHO I

AM, AND I'M NOT DOING IT

RIGHT, THEN WHO AM I?

WHAT AM I?

THERE MUST BE SOMETHING

WRONG WITH ME.

Reporter: TOFI'S FATHER

WAS A LEADER IN THROUGH

MOSQUE IN A MUSLIM COMMUNITY

IN RHODE ISLAND, AND THEIR

FAMILY FAITHFULLY ADHERED TO

ISLAMIC LIFE.

BUT HIS MOTHER BEGAN SEEING

ANOTHER SIDE OF ISLAM THAT

DISTURBED HER, THE SENSELESS

MURDERS OF INNOCENT PEOPLE

BY RADICAL MUSLIM

TERRORISTS.

ONE DAY I WAS WALKING

DOWN THE STREET, AND I WAS

THINKING ABOUT HOW MUCH I

LOOKED LIKE, TO ANYONE WHO

DIDN'T KNOW ME, THAT I COULD

BE A TERRORIST.

AND I HAD A HARD TIME

SQUASHING A FLY.

AND SO THAT BOTHERED ME.

I WAS JUST VERY UNHAPPY,

UNCOMFORTABLE.

AND I JUST WANTED TO

CHANGE.

Reporter: DIVITA SOON

GOT HER CHANCE TO BREAK AWAY

FROM ISLAM.

CRIME HAD BEEN INCREASING IN

THE NEIGHBORHOOD, AND AVITA

AND HER HUSBAND AGREED SHE

WOULD MOVE TOFI AND THREE OF

HIS SIBLINGS TO TEXAS.

HIS FATHER STAYED BEHIND.

FOR DEVITA, THE TIME FOR

CHANGE HAD COME.

WHEN I WALKED AWAY FROM

ISLAM, I DIDN'T WALK AWAY

FROM ISLAM INTO SOMETHING

ELSE.

I WALKED AWAY INTO NOTHING.

Reporter: THEN SHE

STARTED ATTENDING A

CHRISTIAN CHURCH WITH A

FRIEND.

EVENTUALLY SHE ACCEPTED

JESUS CHRIST AS HER SAVIOR.

SHE HOPED HER CHILDREN WOULD

FOLLOW, BUT WAS MET WITH

MUCH RESISTANCE.

TO LET GO OF ISLAM WAS TO

LET GO OF MY IDENTITY, IT

WAS TO LET GO OF MY FATHER

AND MY FRIENDS AND

EVERYTHING I KNEW.

BEING TAKEN TO THIS CHURCH

WHERE THEY WERE TELLING ME

TO BELIEVE ALL OF THIS STUFF

I HAD BEEN TOLD ALL MY LIFE

IS IDOLATRY AND BLASPHEMOUS

AND HELL-WORTHY WAS NOT EASY

TASK.

Reporter: EVENTUALLY HE

WENT TO CHURCH WITH HIS

MOTHER, BUT RESENTMENT

TOWARDS HER AND GOD BEGAN TO

GROW.

NOW AWAY FROM HIS FATHER,

HIS TIES TO ISLAM FADED.

HE STARTED PARTYING WITH

FRIENDS AND BECAME EN GROFD

ENGROSSED WITH THE HIP-HOP

CULTURE.

I WAS EXTREMELY HUNGRY TO

FIND A WORLD I BELONGED.

I LOVED HIP-HOP, AND THE

MUSIC I WAS LISTENING TO WAS

VERY PROFANE.

I WAS, LIKE, I'M GOING TO

FIND MY OUTLET IN THIS MUSIC

THING.

I WROTE ALL OF THE TIME, I

RAPI RAPPED ALL THE TIME.

I WOULD SNEAK OUT OF MY

HOUSE AND GO TO PARTIES.

I WAS SMOKING CIGARETTES IN

THE BACKYARD AND GET WEED

FROM SCHOOL.

Reporter: HIS MOTHER

KNEW THE BEST THING SHE

COULD DO WAS PRAY.

NOT ONLY PRAYING MYSELF

FOR HIM, BUT PRAYING WITH

OTHERS FOR HIM AND TRUSTING

AND BELIEVE GOD EVERY STEP

OF THE DAY.

I WANTED TO CHASE MY SIN,

AND SHE WAS VERY INTENTIONAL

ABOUT BLOCKING ME AS MUCH AS

SHE COULD.

SO I WENT AROUND HER.

Reporter: TOFI

EVENTUALLY MOVED IN WITH A

COUSIN AND BEGAN SELLING

DRUGS.

EVEN THEN HIS MOTHER NEVER

GAVE UP ON HIM.

I'M HIGH ALL OF THE

TIME.

MY MOTHER IS STILL TAKING ME

TO THE CHURCH.

STILL BEING THERE WITH ME.

SHE WALKED WITH ME THROUGH

THIS WHOLE THING.

Reporter: WHEN HIS

COUSIN LEARNED THAT TOFI HAD

BEEN ATTENDING A CHRISTIAN

CHURCH, HE KICKED HIM OUT.

NO MONEY, NO FOOD, NO

HOPE.

I HAD NOTHING, NO IDENTITY.

Reporter: COMPLETELY

OUT OF OPTIONS, HE CALLED ON

THE ONE HE HAD BEEN

AVOIDING.

GOD, LIKE, I DON'T KNOW

WHO YOU ARE, BUT, LIKE, I

NEED YOUR HELP.

I NEED SOMETHING HERE.

Reporter: HIS ANSWER

WOULD SOON COME.

HE GOT A JOB WORKING AT A

CHRISTIAN CONFERENCE IN

CHICAGO, WHERE THE HIP-HOP

GROUP "CROSS MOVEMENT" WAS

PERFORMING.

THE MUSIC GOT HIS ATTENTION,

BUT WHEN THE LEAD SINGER

PRESENTED THE GOSPEL OF

JESUS, TOFI WAS CAPTIVATED.

THE OTHER CHURCH I WAS

AT, THEY HAVE GIVEN ME

LITTLE -- THEY GAVE

ME, LIKE, LITTLE PUZZLE

PIECES.

WHEN YOU'RE PUTTING THE

PUZZLE TOGETHER, YOU NEED TO

SEE THE PICTURE.

THAT'S WHAT HE DID.

NOT ONLY DID HE GIVE ME THE

PICTURE, BUT HE GAVE ME THE

REST OF THE PIECES TO PUT

THE WHOLE THING TOGETHER.

AND IT MADE SENSE NOW.

Reporter: AFTER THE

CONCERT, TOFI WENT TO SPEAK

TO HIM.

HE JUST PRESSED ME AND

SAID, YOU NEED TO EXAMINE

JESUS CHRIST AND WHO HE IS.

I CHALLENGE YOU TO LOOK INTO

HIM AND SEE WHY HE IS SO

AMAZING, SO BEAUTIFUL, AND

WHY ISLAM DOESN'T EVEN

COMPARE.

Reporter: HE TOOK HIM

UP ON HIS CHALLENGE AND

BEGAN STUDYING ABOUT JESUS.

TOFI SAYS THAT AS HE DID, HE

COULDN'T ESCAPE THE TRUTH.

SO HE ASKED GOD TO FORGIVE

HIM AND ACCEPTED JESUS

CHRIST AS HIS SAVIOR.

I FELL ON MY KNEES AND I

CALLED OUT TO HIM.

I SAID, I'VE BEEN LIVING A

LIE.

I'VE BEEN FAKE THIS WHOLE

TIME.

I DIDN'T KNOW YOU.

BUT NOW I WANT TO KNOW YOU.

I WANT TO KNOW THIS GOD

PEOPLE HAVE BEEN PREACHING

TO ME ABOUT.

I WANT TO KNOW JESUS.

Reporter: HE SAYS IN

JESUS CHRIST, HE FINALLY HAS

FOUND HIS TRUE IDENTITY.

AND HE HAS LEARNED MORE AND

MORE ABOUT THE LOVE OF GOD.

AND NOW SHARES THAT WITH HIS

WIFE MICHELLE, HIS CHILDREN,

AND HIS MOM.

I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR WHAT

GOD HAS DONE IN HIS LIFE,

AND IS DOING IN HIS LIFE,

AND WHAT HE IS ALLOWING GOD

TO DO IN HIS LIFE.

HE IS A MIGHTY MAN OF GOD,

HE REALLY IS.

ALTHOUGH I WAS AN ENEMY

OF HIM, HE SAW FIT TO LOVE

ME.

HE SENT HIS SON TO DIE FOR

ME TO WASH MY SINS AWAY.

I WILL HAVE ETERNITY, AND I

WILL BE WITH HIM FOREVER.

I'M THANKFUL TO BE A VESSEL

OF MERCY.

Pat: TOFI, WHAT A

TESTIMONY.

THE THING ABOUT ISLAM, WHAT

YOU'VE GOT TO REMEMBER,

ANYBODY INVOLVED IN ISLAM,

KNOW ONE THING FOR CERTAIN:

THE FOUNDER OF ISLAM,

MOHAMMED, NEVER CLAIMED THAT

HE KNEW HE WAS GOING TO

HEAVEN BECAUSE HE DIDN'T.

HE NEVER HAD ASSURANCE OF

HIS SALVATION.

AND HE TEACHING WAS THE ONLY

WAY YOU CAN BE SURE YOU'RE

GOING TO HEAVEN IS TO DIE IN

JIHAD AGAINST THE INFIDELS.

OTHER THAN THAT, THERE IS NO

ASSURANCE.

THAT'S NOT WHAT CHRISTIANITY

TEACHES.

CHRISTIANITY SAYS IF YOU

COME TO JESUS CHRIST, GOD SO

LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE

HIS ONLY SON.

THAT IF YOU BELIEVE IN HIM,

YOU SHOULD NOT PERISH BUT

HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE.

GOD DIDN'T SEND HIS SON INTO

THE WORLD TO CONDEMN THE

WORLD, BUT THAT THE WORLD,

THROUGH HIM, SHOULD HAVE

LIFE.

JESUS SAID, I COME THAT THEY

HAVE LIFE AND HAVE IT MOR

ABUNDANTLY.

EVERY TIME HE SHOWED UP WITH

PEOPLE, HE SAID,

FEAR

NOT.

FEAR NOT, I AM WITH YOU.

DON'T BE AFRAID.

I'LL NEVER, NEVER, NEVER

LEAVE YOU OR FORSAKE YOU.

I'M WITH YOU.

THE GOD WE SERVE IS ONE WHO

LOVES US.

WHO LOVES YOU.

WHO WILL BE BESIDE YOU.

WHO WILL CARRY YOU THROUGH

THE DIFFICULT DAYS, TAKE YOU

THROUGH TRIALS AND

TRIBULATIONS, AND BRING YOU

OUT, ONE DAY, INTO HIS

HEAVENLY KINGDOM.

AND YOU CAN KNOW IT WHEN YOU

FIND HIM.

THE MOUNTAIN YOU EXCEPT HIM,

YOU ARE PASSED FROM DEATH

INTO LIFE.

IF ANYBODY IS IN CHRIST, HE

IS A NEW CREATION.

OLD THINGS HAVE PASSED, AND

OLD THINGS HAVE BECOME NEW.

CHRISTIANITY IS NOT A SET OF

DOGMAS, IT IS NOT A SET OF

RULES.

IT IS A RELATIONSHIP WITH

THE GOD WHO LOVES YOU.

AND IF YOU WANT HIM NOW, ALL

I SAY TO YOU IS JUST BOW

YOUR HEAD AND PRAY WITH ME A

SIMPLE PRAYER, AND LET'S LET

HIM TAKE OVER.

DO IT

NOW, PRAY WITH ME

THESE WORDS.

JESUS, LORD, I COME TO YOU

NOW.

I THANK YOU THAT YOU LOVE

ME.

I THANK YOU THAT YOU DIED ON

THE CROSS FOR MY SINS.

AND I THANK YOU THAT YOU

ROSE AGAIN THAT I MAY LIVE

FOREVER.

SO, LORD, RIGHT NOW I GIVE

YOU MY HEART.

I SURROUND T SURRENDER TO

YOU, AND I TAKE YOU AS MY

LORD AND AS MY SAVIOR.

THANK YOU, LORD.

FOR HEARING MY PRAYER.

THANK YOU FOR COMING INTO MY

HEART.

THAT SEEMS TO BE ALL OF THE

TIME WE'VE GOT FOR THIS

PROGRAM.

BUT IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME

JUST THEN, I WANT TO SEND

YOU SOMETHING.

IT IS CALLED "A NEW DAY."

IT TELLS YOU ABOUT WHAT IT

MEANS TO BE BORN AGAIN.

WHAT IT MEANS TO HAVE AN

EXCHANGED LIFE.

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE ONE WITH

JESUS CHRIST.

WE'LL GIVE THIS TO YOU

FREE.

SO PLEASE CALL.

NOW, ON TOMORROW'S PROGRAM,

A WIFE GRABS HER HUSBAND'S

CELL PHONE AND GETS THE

SHOCK OF HER LIFE.

FIND OUT WHAT SHE SAW.

TODAY WE LEAVE YOU WITH THE

WORDS FROM JESUS IN JOHN 8:

"I AM THE LIGHT OF THE

WORLD.

HE WHO FOLLOWS ME SHALL NOT

WALK IN DARKNESS BUT WILL

HAVE THE LIGHT OF LIFE."

FOR LEE, FOR WENDY AND ALL

OF US, WE'LL SEE YOU

TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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