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The 700 Club - August 2, 2013

Michael's lifetime of passion for Eastern philosophies and religions is undone by the power of God at a Billy Graham crusade. Plus, Author Kristina Ellis shares her experience of using scholarships to finish college debt free. Read Transcript


CHEAP WAYS TO GET A TOP

DEGREE.

HEAR HOW ONE STUDENT EARNED

A HALF MILLION IN

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRADUATED

COLLEGE DEBT-FREE.

PLUS, A NEW SOUND RISING.

FROM THE LARGEST MUSLIM

NATION IN THE WORLD.

AND THEN A LIFE-LONG

QUEST --

BEING FREE FROM THE HUMAN

CONDITION --

FALLS IMPOSSIBLY SHORT.

IT IS ALWAYS OUT OF

REACH.

HOW HE FOUND INNER PEACE

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

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[APPLAUSE]

Pat: WELCOME, LADIES

AND GENTLEMEN, TO THIS

EDITION OF "THE 700 CLUB."

SOME TIME AGO I WAS IN

TRANSIT, IN AN AIRPORT IN

THE NEW YORK AREA, NEW

JERSEY, WHEREVER, AND THE

DRIVER OF THE BUS IN TRANSIT

WAS FROM JAMAICA, AND HE

SAID, SIR, DO YOU KNOW WHAT

T.S.A. STANDS FOR?

AND I SAID, NO, WHAT DOES IT

STAND FOR.

AND HE SAID, THOUSANDS

STANDING AROUND.

AND WE'VE GOT A STORY ABOUT

THOSE THOUSANDS TODAY.

Terry: MOST OF THEM

PASSENGERS, WAITING TO GET

THROUGH THERE.

Pat: PASSENGERS, BUT

THE PEOPLE, 60,000 OF THEM,

AND IT IS CALLED THE

TRANSPORTATION SECURITY

ADMINISTRATION.

IT IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST

BOONDOGGLES WE HAVE EVER

WITNESSED.

IF YOU'VE EVER BEEN A

TRAVELLER ON THE AIRPLANE,

YOU SAY WHAT ARE THOSE

CLOWNS DOING?

Terry: THE T.S.A. HAS

BECOME A MAJOR GOVERNMENT

AGENCY, BUT SOME SECURITY

EXPERTS QUESTION IF WE EVEN

NEED IT.

DAVID BRODY HAS THE STORY

FROM WASHINGTON.

David: EVER SINCE THE

T.S.A. WAS CREATED AFTER

9/11, IT HAS ITS FAIR SHARE

OF P.R. PROBLEMS, FROM

HUNTING DOWN 3-YEAR-OLDS IN

WHEELCHAIRS, TO DISTRAUGHT

PASSENGERS CLAIMING SEXUAL

HAL.

HARASSMENT.

SOMEBODY HELP ME!

Reporter: AND NOW MORE

PROBLEMS, A NEW GOVERNMENT

REPORT DETAILS POOR WORK

HABITS, INCLUDING SLEEPING

ON THE JOB, NOT REPORTING

FOR WORK, AND STEALING

PEOPLE'S BAGS.

THE CONDUCT INVOLVING THE

T.S.A. EMPLOYEES HAS

INVOLVED 26% IN THE LAST

THREE YEARS, AND IN HEARINGS

THIS WEEK, CONGRESS IS

DEMANDING ANSWERS.

T.S.A. SHOULD HAVE NO

TOLERANCE FOR SUCH

BEHAVIOR.

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DEMAND

ACCOUNTABILITY.

Reporter: ONE T.S.A.

AGENT WAS SUSPENDED FOR

TRYING TO CARRY A RELATIVE'S

BAG WITHOUT SCREENING IT.

INSIDE, ITEMS THAT WOULD NOT

ALLOWED.

SOMEBODY BYPASSES THE

SCREENING CHECK POINT, THAT

IS A SERIOUS OFFENSE.

THAT STUFF NEEDS TO BE

IMMEDIATELY CORRECTED.

Reporter: AND A REPORT

SHOWS JUST 17% OF THE AGENTS

REPORTED FOR MISCONDUCT ARE

BEING FIRED.

NEARLY HALF, 47%, ARE ONLY

GIVEN A LETTER OF

REPRIMAND.

CONGRESS SAYS PUNISHMENTS

HAVE TO BE STRICTER.

A LETTER OF REPRIMAND

MEANS YOU'RE NOT GOING TO

GET A BONUS THAT YEAR,

POSSIBLY, AND YOU'RE NOT

GOING TO GET PROMOTED.

IT IS A SENIOR THING, SIR.

Reporter: THE T.S.A.

PROBLEMS ANDZ SIZ AND ITS

SIZE HAS BEEN GROWING FOR

YEARS.

WHEN IT STARTED IN 2002, IT

HAD 16,000 EMPLOYEES AND A

BUDGET OF AROUND

$1 BILLION.

NOW THE T.S.A. HAS CLOSE TO

60,000 EMPLOYEES, AND THE

BUDGET IS AT ALMOST

$8 BILLION.

JAMES KARIFONO OF THE

HERITAGE FOUNDATION DOESN'T

BELIEVE THAT IS TAXPAYER

MONEY WELL-SPENT.

WE BUILT THIS MASSIVE

BUREAUCRACY POST-9/11, WHEN

PEOPLE WANTED GOVERNMENT

SECURITY GUYS, WHEN THE

REALITY IS A WELL-SUPERVISED

SECURITY WORKERS IN THE

PUBLIC SECTOR WOULD DO JUST

A JOB.

Reporter: THE

SUPPORTERS OF THE T.S.A. SAY

THEY ARE TRYING TO PROTECT

AMERICA FROM TERRORIST

ATTACKS.

AND THEY POINT TO HOW THEY

GOT RID OF THE T.S.A.

SCANNERS.

BUT CRITICS SAY ALL OF THE

COMPLAINTS ARE SECONDARY TO

A LARGER ISSUE: SHOULD A

GOVERNMENT BUREAUCRACY BE

HANDLING THIS SECURITY

ISSUES.

I'M SURE THE MAJORITY OF

THE PEOPLE WORKING AT T.S.A.

CARE ABOUT THEIR COUNTRY AND

WANT TO DO THE RIGHT THING.

BUT THE REALITY IS THEY

DON'T NEED TO BE GOVERNMENT

EMPLOYEES.

Reporter: BUT THE

GOVERNMENT-RUN T.S.A. SEEMS

HERE TO STAY, AND THAT MEANS

MORE CONTROVERSY COULD WELL

BE ON THE WAY.

DAVID BRODY, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Pat: THANKS, DAVID.

WHEN THEY SET IT UP, IT WAS

A GIANT MAKE-WORK PROGRAM

FOR THE FOLKS THAT THE

ADMINISTRATION WANTED TO PUT

ON THE PAYROLL.

60,000 PEOPLE STANDING

AROUND, INTERFERING WITH THE

WAY YOU FLY.

SOME DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY'RE

DOING -- SOME DO, VERY

PROFESSIONAL, BUT MANY

AREN'T.

AND MANY AREN'T TRAINED.

IN ONE OF THOSE

CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS, THEY

FOUND A SUPERVISOR WHO WAS

TEACHING PEOPLE HOW TO STEAL

FROM THE PASSENGERS'

LUGGAGE --

Terry: I SAY SEND THEM

TO L.L. AND TRAIN THEM THE

OLD WAY.

Pat: THE ISRAELIS KNOW

HOW TO PARAGRAPH POTENTIAL

TERRORISTS.

Terry: WE WOULD CALL

THAT PROFILING, I THINK.

Pat: THAT'S RIGHT.

BUT YOU'VE GOT A 3-YEAR-OLD

IN A WHEELCHAIR, AND THE

POOR CHILD IS SCREAMING.

AND THEN THESE INTRUSIVE

BODY SEARCHES ARE UNREAL,

WHAT THEY DO TO WOMEN AND

MEN.

UNREAL.

AND IT IS HUNTING GROWN FOR

SEXUAL PREDATORS.

THE WHOLE THING IS A MESS.

AND IT JUST SHOWS THE

GOVERNMENT SHOULDN'T BE

DOING THINGS.

WHEN THEY START DOING

SOMETHING, IT IS EXPENSIVE

AND IT IS INEFFICIENT.

THE PRIVATE SECTOR COULD DO

A WHOLE LOT BETTER.

WELL, PRESIDENT OBAMA IS

TRYING TO DEAL WITH THE

FALLOUT FROM THE

GOVERNMENT'S DOMESTIC SPYING

SCANL.

THER SCANDAL.

HERE IS LEE WEBB.

Lee: N.S.A. LERIC

LEAKER EDWARD SNOWDEN MAY BE

A TRAITOR BY SOME, BUT HE

HAS GOT THE ATTENTION OF THE

GOVERNMENT.

DALE HERD HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: CONGRESSIONAL

LEADERS MET WITH THE

PRESIDENT AT THE WHITE HOUSE

THURSDAY, CLEARLY CONCERN

THAT THE N.S.A. DOMESTIC

SPYING PROGRAM, AND THE

SECRET FEDERAL COURT THAT

OVERSEES THE IN N.S.A. HAS

BOTH SPUN OUT OF CONTROL.

WITH THE NEW REVELATIONS

THAT THE GOVERNMENT CAN SEE

VIRTUALLY EVERYTHING THAT

THE AMERICANS CAN DO IN

E-MAILS AND Facebook.

CONGRESS HAS EXPANDED

FISA, AND WE MUST CONSIDER

IF THE LAWS HAVE GONE TOO

FAR.

Reporter: WITH

LAWMAKERS FROM BOTH SIDES OF

THE AISLE OFFERING NEW

LEGISLATION.

I'M INTRODUCING A BILL TO

ADDRESS THIS.

Reporter: DR. PAUL

BONCCELLI.

AT THE END OF THE DAY,

THE CONGRESS CAN OVERSEE

THIS, STOP THINGS AND START

THINGS, AND YOU'RE FINDING

MORE AND MORE CONGRESSMAN

THAT HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE

ADMINISTRATION, THEIR OWN

ADMINISTRATION, ABOUT IT.

Reporter: THE MAN AT

THE CENTER OF IT ALL, EDWARD

SNOWDEN, HAS BEEN GRANTED

POLITICAL ASYLUM FOR ONE

YEAR IN RUSSIA.

THE WHITE HOUSE WAS

FURIOUS.

MR. SNOWDEN IS NOT A

WHISTLE-BLOWER.

HE IS ACCUSED OF LEAKING

CLASSIFIED INFORMATION, AND

HAS BEEN CHARGE WITH THREE

FELONY COUNTS.

Reporter: GIVING

SNOWDEN ASYLUM DOES DAMAGE

TO AN ALREADY STRAINED

RELATIONSHIP WITH THE U.S.

SOME LAWMAKERS ARE CALLING

FOR A BOYCOTT OF THE 2014

WINTER OLYMPICS HOSTED BY

RUSSIA.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS SCHEDULED

TO ATTEND A SUMMIT IN RUSSIA

NEXT MONTH.

IT IS NOW UNCLEAR IF HE'LL

GO.

IF HE GOES, SNOWDEN IS

ALMOST SURE TO BE A TOPIC OF

CONVERSATION.

DALE HERD, CBN NEWS.

Lee: THE U.S. IS

CLOSING EMBASSIES THROUGHOUT

THE MIDDLE EAST THIS SUNDAY

DUE TO A, QUOTE,"CREDIBLE

TERROR THREAT."

EMBASSIES IN IRAQ AND EGYPT

ARE CLOSING AS A

PRECAUTION.

THIS IS THE FIRST MASSIVE

CLOSING SINCE THE

ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11.

THEY SUSPECT ISLAMIC

JIHADISTS MAY BE PLOTTING A

ATTACK.

IT COMES NEARLY A YEAR AFTER

THE DEADLY ATTACK ON THE CON

CONSULATE IN BENGHAZI.

NO WORD ON HOW LONG THE

INSTALLATIONS WILL BE

CLOSED.

DOZENS OF PEOPLE WORKING FOR

THE C.I.A. WERE ON THE

GROUND ON THE NIGHT OF THE

BENGHAZI ATTACK.

THE REPORT SAYS THE C.I.A.

IS TAKING EXTRAORDINARY

MEASURES TO MAKE SURE NO ONE

FINDS OUT WHAT THOSE PEOPLE

WERE DOING.

SOME OF THE C.I.A.

OPERATIVES INVOLVED IN LIBYA

HAVE HAD TO TAKE LIE

DETECTOR TESTS ONCE A

MONTH.

THEY NORMALLY TAKE THEM ONCE

EVERY THREE OR FOUR YEARS.

THE GOAL IS TO SEE IF

THEY'VE BEEN TALKING TO THE

MEDIA OR CONGRESS.

CONGRESS CONTINUES TO

INVESTIGATE THE BENGHAZI

ATTACK.

THEY BELIEVE THE

ADMINISTRATION IS ENGAGED IN

A COVERUP.

Pat: LEE, WHAT WE'RE

ASKING IS WHAT WERE THEY

TRYING TO COVER UP?

IT IS LIBYA, FOR HEAVENS

SAKE.

WHAT ARE THEY TRYING TO

COVER UP?

WHAT WERE THEY DOING?

SO THEY HAD C.I.A. GUYS OVER

THERE, SO WHAT?

IT WAS A FALLING, FAILED

REGIME, AND IN TRANSITION,

WE HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO

PROTECT OUR INTERESTS.

SO WHAT ARE THEY TRYING TO

HIGH?

AND ARE THEY TRYING TO HIDE

THE FACT THAT THEY ALLOWED

THE AMBASSADOR AND OTHERS TO

GET KILLED BY THEIR

INEPTITUDE, AND THEY WANT TO

FORCE THE C.I.A. AGENTS NOT

TO TALK TO CONGRESS?

I HOPE AND PRAY THAT

SOMEBODY IN CONGRESS HAS

ENOUGH INTESTINAL FORTITUDE

TO DEMAND ANSWERS AND TO

HOLD PEOPLE ACCOUNTABLE.

AS IT IS NOW, IT IS A SNAP

ON THE WRIST.

YOU GET A LETTER IN YOUR

PERSONNEL FILE AND YOU WON'T

GET A BONUS NEXT YEAR.

BIG DEAL.

LEE?

Lee: LAWMAKERS ON

CAPITOL HILL ARE CONCERNED

ABOUT PRIVACY ISSUES IN THE

NEW HEALTH CARE LAW.

OBAMACARE'S HEALTH INSURANCE

EXCHANGES ARE SUPPOSED TO BE

UP AND RUNNING

OCTOBER 1st.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

REQUIRES THE I.R.S. TO SHARE

PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH

OTHER AGENCIES TO ENROLL

PEOPLE IN THE PROGRAM.

NOT A POPULAR IDEA,

ESPECIALLY THE WAY I.R.S.

OFFICIALS TARGETED

CONSERVATIVE GROUPS BEFORE

LAST YEAR'S ELECTION.

THIS DATA HUB IS A

HACKER'S DREAM.

BUT I DON'T KNOW WHO I MOST

FEAR, SOMEONE FROM THE

OUTSIDE HACKING INFORMATION

OR THE WAY OUR GOVERNMENT

HANDLES IT.

WHY SHOULD WE TRUST THE

I.R.S. TO PROTECT OUR

TAXPAYER INFORMATION UNDER

OBAMACARE?

WE SHARE INFORMATION

ROUGHLY WITH 300 DIFFERENT

FEDERAL AND STATE AGENCIES

AS A MATTER OF ROUTINE

BUSINESS.

AND WE HAVE PROCEDURES AND

SAFEGUARDS IN PLACE TO

PROTECT THAT INFORMATION.

Lee: DEMOCRATS SAY

THESE OBAMACARE HEARINGS ARE

POLITICALLY MOTIVATED, BUT

REPUBLICANS SAY THE I.R.S.

TEA PARTY SCANDAL WAS REAL,

AND THEY'RE WORRIED ABOUT

THE I.R.S. OVERSEEING THE

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.

THIS HEARING IS REALLY

THE CULMINATION OF MONTHS OF

A CAREFUL BUILD-UP.

THE MAJORITY HAS BEEN

CRAFTING A SCANDAL NARRATIVE

TO SUPPORT THEIR TRULY

RELENTLESS AGENDA TO APPEAL

THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.

NO MATTER WHAT OUR

COLLEAGUES TRY TO SAY TO

WISK THIS ISSUE AWAY, THE

GOVERNMENT WAS INTIMIDATING

PEOPLE AND TARGETING THEM

BASED UPON THEIR POLITICAL

VIEWS.

THAT'S NOT PHONY.

THAT'S REAL.

Lee: THE HEARINGS COME

BEFORE WHAT IS EXPECTED TO

BE THE 40th VOTE IN THE

HOUSE TO REPEAL OBAMACARE.

CBN NEWS WILL HAVE A SPECIAL

REPORT ON THE I.R.S., AS

WELL AS OBAMACARE, NEXT

WEEK.

THE BULL MARKET IN STOCKS

KEEPS HITTING NEW HIGHS.

THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS

AND THE S&P 500 HAVE SET NEW

RECORDS, ALONG WITH THE

RUSSELL INDEX FOR SMALL

STOCKS.

ANALYSTS SAY THE PACE OF THE

ECONOMIC RECOVERY IS STILL

SLOW, BUT IT IS GOOD ENOUGH

FOR BUSINESSES TO IMPROVE

THEIR EARNINGS AND ENCOURAGE

INVESTORS TO PLACE MONEY

BACK INTO THE MARKET.

MANY ADVISORIES SAY THE

MARKET WILL KEEP CLIMBING

FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.

PAT, WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Pat: I THINK STOCKS

FOLLOW MONEY.

THE MONEY COMES FROM FEDERAL

RESERVE.

THE SO-CALLED QE-2 AND 3,

AND HOWEVER MANY STIMULUS

PACKAGES THERE ARE.

IF YOU'RE BORROWING

$75 BILLION A MONTH, YOU'RE

SLOSHING A LOT OF MONEY INTO

THE ECONOMY.

THEREFORE THE STOCK MARKET

WILL GO UP.

BUT THE STORK MARKET'S RISE

IS NOT BASED ON REALITY.

THE CORPORATIONS ARE NOT

DOING ALL THAT WELL.

AND THE UNCERTAINTY OF ALL

OF THE REGULATIONS THAT ARE

BEING HEAPED UPON BUSINESS

WILL CAUSE A SLOWDOWN.

1.7% RISE IN G.D.P. ISN'T

EXACTLY EARTH-SHATTERING.

AND I THINK ANYBODY WHO

WOULD LOOK AT PAST

RECOVERIES AWNS THIS

UNDERSTANDS THIS IS VERY

ANEMIC, AND THE BUSINESSES

ARE SCARED TO DEATH OF WHAT

THE OBAMA PEOPLE ARE GOING

TO DO TO THE ECONOMY.

SO THIS IS STRICTLY A

PHENOMENON BASED ON MONEY.

AND AS THE FED WITHDRAWS THE

PUNCH BOWL, AS THEY SAY, THE

PARTY IS GOING TO COME TO A

CRASHING HALT.

AND IT WILL BE VERY SUDDEN

AND VERY PAINFUL AND VERY,

VERY PERVASIVE.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, COMING UP,

SHE HAS LESS THAN PERFECT

GRADES, AND AVERAGE S.A.T.

SCORES, STILL, SHE EARNED

HALF A MILLION DOLLARS IN

SCHOLARSHIP MONEY.

SEE HOW YOU CAN GET FREE

MONEY FOR COLLEGE.

THAT'S LATER ON TODAY'S

SHOW.

BUT, FIRST, ACROSS 500

CITIES ARE 5 MILLION

BELIEVERS PRAYING WITH ONE

VOICE.

WE'LL SHOW YOU WHERE IT IS

HAPPENING.

THAT'S NEXT.

Pat: 24 HOURS A DAY,

SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, A

POWERFUL PRAYER MOVEMENT IS

ON THE RISE IN THE WORLD'S

LARGEST ISLAMIC NATION.

BUT THE PEOPLE PRAYING ARE

NOT MUSLIMS.

THEY'RE INDONESIAN

CHRISTIANS.

THEY'RE IN INTERCEDING FOR

THEIR NATION.

GEORGE THOMAS BRINGS US THE

STORY FROM BOGAR,

INDONESIA.

George: IT WAS A SCENE

NEVER WITNESSED BEFORE IN

INDONESIA'S HISTORY.

I DON'T KNOW ANOTHER

NATION ON EARTH, LIKE

INDONESIA, WHERE THE

CHURCHES BECOME SO

PASSIONATE AND UNITED IN

PRAYER, BUT WITH EACH

OTHER.

George: LAST YEAR MORE

THAN 9,000 CHRISTIANS FROM

AROUND THE WORLD MET HERE

FOR A MASSIVE PRAYER EVENT.

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George: AND BY SCORES

OF INDONESIAN CHURCHES

UNITED TO SEE THE NAME OF

JESUS CHRIST LIFTED.

THIS DOCTOR WAS A KEY

ARCHITECT OF THAT EVENT.

WE CAN SEE THIS NOT ONLY

AMONG PENTECOSTAL, BUT IN

THE MAIN LINE CHRISTIANS AND

THE CATHOLICS, THAT WE NEED

TO SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS OF

CHRIST ALL OVER THE

COUNTRY.

George: GLOBAL PRAYER

LEADERS WERE AMAZED AT THE

INDONESIAN BELIEVERS UNITITY

IN PRAYING FOR THEIR COUNTRY

AND ALL OVER THE WORLD.

LOOK DOWN AT INDONESIA --

THEY'RE REALLY LOVING EACH

OTHER.

AND HE IS GOING, AAHHH!

AND EVERYTHING IS JUST GOING

TO A NEW DIMENSION.

SOMETHING WE DON'T

UNDERSTAND IN THE NATURAL.

THERE IS FAVOR, THERE IS

FAITH, THERE IS GRACE.

AND THEY'RE TRANSFORMING A

NATION.

George: A SPIRITUAL

TRANSFORMATION THAT

CHRISTIANS HERE SAY IS BATHE

IN 24-HOUR PRAYER.

30 MILES OUTSIDE THE

SPRAWLING CAPITAL CITY,

JAKARTA, SITS THIS

MULTI-STORY BUILDING THAT

SERVES AS A PRAYER TOWER FOR

AROUND THE CLOCK

INTERCESSION.

WHAT DOES IT SOUND AND LOOK

LIKE?

COME WITH ME.

24 HOURS A DAY WE'RE PRAYING

FOR CHURCHES IN INDONESIA.

ALL OF THE PASTORS PASTORS

AND LAY LEADERS.

THERE IS NOT A SINGLE HOUR

OR DAY THAT GOES BY WITHOUT

PRAYERS LIFTED UP FOR OUR

COUNTRY.

George: JEFFREY IS

CARETAKER OF THE PRAYER

TOWER.

FOR SEVERAL YEARS THIS HAS

BEEN HIS HOME AWAY FROM

HOME.

WE GET SHIFTS OF FOUR

HOURS A DAY.

WHEN PEOPLE GET TIRED, THEY

COME IN HERE AND TAKE A REST

ON ONE OF THE BUNK BEDS, AND

THEN BACK TO PRAYING.

George: DEI SAYS HE

WORKS WITH PRAYER GROUPS,

AND SAYS IT IS PACKED ALL

HOURS OF THE DAY.

HE BELIEVES THE PRAYERS AT

THIS SITE AND ACROSS

INDONESIA ARE SHAKING THE

SPIRITUAL FOUNDATIONS OF

THIS NATION.

THERE IS POWER WHEN

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS PEOPLE

MEET IN SMALL PRAYER GROUPS

OR TOWERS ARE PRAYERS LIKE

THIS ONE.

George: 13% OF THE

GLOBE'S MUSLIMS LIVE HERE IN

INDONESIA, MAKING THE ISLAND

NATION HOME TO THE WORLD'S

LARGEST MUSLIM POPULATION.

LOCATED BETWEEN THE INDIAN

AND SOUTHEAST OCEANS,

INDONESIA IS A THRIVING

ECONOMY AND IS ONE OF THE

KEY POLITICAL POWER HOUSES

IN THE REGION.

FOR YEARS WE'VE BEEN

PRAYING FOR THE GOVERNMENT,

THE MEDIA, AND YOUNG

PEOPLE.

AND WE PRAY FOR BETTER

RELATIONS BETWEEN CHRISTIANS

AND MUSLIMS.

GOD IS ANSWERING THOSE

PRAYERS.

George: AND

CHRISTIANITY IS GROWING,

DESPITE THE OCCASIONAL

REPORTS OF MUSLIM

HARASSMENT.

CHRISTIANS CREDIT THE

MASSIVE PRAYER MOVEMENT THAT

IS CONNECTING SOME 500

INDONESIAN CITIES WITH MORE

THAN 5 MILLION INTERCESSORS,

WITH GIVING THEM A DEEPER

PASSION TO SEE THE NATION

AND THE WORLD WON FOR

JESUS.

I DO BELIEVE THERE IS A

POWER IN PRAYER, ESPECIALLY

IN THE UNITED PRAYER, WITH

THE BODY OF CHRIST, LIKE

THIS.

THREE, TWO, ONE!

George: AND IN AN

UNPRECEDENTED SHOW OF UNITY,

CHRISTIANS FILLED THE

STADIUM LAST YEAR WITH

MILLIONS MORE WATCHING ON

TELEVISION, AS THEY PLEDGE

TO MEET EVERY VILLAGE, TOWN,

AND CITY IN INDONESIA WITH

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST.

ALL OF THEM HERE

BELIEVING THAT JESUS IS THE

ONLY ANSWER FOR THE

COUNTRY.

George: BACK AT THE

PRAYER TOWER, THE

INTERCESSION CONTINUES.

DAY AND NIGHT, WEEKENDS

AND HOLIDAYS, WE'LL BE HERE,

CRYING OUT TO GOD FOR OUR

COUNTRY AND THE WORLD.

THIS IS OUR CALLING, TO BE

THE WATCHMEN ON THE WALLS OF

INDONESIA.

George: GEORGE THOMAS,

CBN NEWS, BOGAR, INDONESIA.

Pat: YOU THINK OF WHAT

JESUS SAID TO THE DISCIPLES,

WATCH ME FOR ONE HOUR.

THEY WENT TO SLEEP WHEN THE

LORD WAS INTERCEDING FOR THE

WORLD AND PREPARING FOR HIS

OWN CRUCIFIXION.

AND HERE THESE INDONESIANS

ARE PRAYING NIGHT AND DAY.

THAT IS AN INCREDIBLY

VIBRANT COUNTRY.

IT IS A MOST EXCITING THING

THAT IS GOING ON FROM EVERY

STANDPOINT.

INDONESIA IS EXTRAORDINARY.

IT IS A HUGE COUNTRY.

IT IS THE FOURTH LARGEST IN

THE WORLD, I THINK.

CHINA, INDIA, THE UNITED

STATES, AND INDONESIA.

ANYHOW, I'M JUST THRILLED AT

THIS REPORT.

GEORGE, THANK YOU FOR

TELLING US ABOUT IT.

Terry: IT'S VERY

INSPIRING.

UP NEXT, YOUR E-MAIL

QUESTIONS.

NATHANIEL SAYS, "WHAT DO YOU

THINK THE BIBLE HAS TO SAY

ABOUT VIDEO GAMES.

CAN WE BE PUNISH FOR

ENJOYING THING IN THE

VIRTUAL SETTING?"

YOUR QUESTIONS ARE NEXT, SO

DON'T GO AWAY.

*

Terry: WE WANT TO

"BRING IT ON" RIGHT NOW WITH

SOME OF THE E-MAIL QUESTIONS

YOU'VE SENT IN.

THE FIRST ONE IS FROM

NATHANIEL WHO SAYS, "WHAT DO

YOU THINK THE BIBLE HAS TO

SAY ABOUT HAVE GAMES.

IS THERE A WAY TO INTERPRET

THE BIBLE

FOR, QUOTE,"VIRTUAL SINCE."

"DOES GOD SEE THE SIN IF WE

ENJOY THEM IN A VIRTUAL

SETTING?"

Pat: YOU'RE SPIRIT IS

WHAT GOD IS CONCERNED ABOUT,

AND WHAT IS YOUR SPIRIT

ACTIVE IN?

JESUS SAID IF YOU LOOK ON A

WOMAN WITH THOUGHTS OF LUST

IN YOUR HEART, YOU'VE

COMMITTED ADULTERY WITH

HER.

SO THAT'S A VIRTUAL SIN.

I'VE NEVER PLAYED A VIDEO

GAME -- THAT SHOWS MY AGE --

BUT HAVE YOU EVER PLAYED

ONE?

Terry: I'M TERRIBLE AT

IT.

IT IS REALLY A HAND-EYE

THING.

Pat: SHOOTING AND

THINGS, BUT MAYHEM SHOOTING

AND THEFT -- THEY GET PRETTY

BIZARRE.

IF YOU'RE MURDERING SOMEBODY

IN CYBERSPACE, ESSENTIALLY

YOUR PERFORMING THE ACT,

WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT.

HERE IS THE DANGER, AND IT

HAS TO DO WITH TELEVISION,

BOOKS, EVERYTHING -- YOU

LOSE YOUR SENSITIVITY TO

GO.

AND IF YOU'RE KEEN FOR THE

LORD, YOU'RE IN PRAYER, YOUR

SPIRIT IS ATTUNED TO HIM,

YOU'RE SEEING MIRACLES IN

YOUR LIFE AND YOU'RE

LISTENING TO THE VOICE OF

GOD, THAT STUFF WILL CHOP

OFF YOUR ACCESS, AND YOU

WILL GROW DEAD IN YOUR

HEART.

THAT'S THE DANGER OF ALL OF

THIS.

THAT'S THE DANGER OF IT.

IT ISN'T THAT GOD IS GOING

TO SEN YO SEN SEND YOU TO

HELL OR ANYTHING, BUT YOU'LL

MISS OUT ON THE PRESENCE OF

GOD.

Terry: DANIEL SAYS, "A

FEW WEEKS AGO PAT SAID IT IS

WRONG TO HAVE A TATTOO, BUT

ARE YOU ABSOLUTELY SURE

ABOUT THAT.

I KNOW THAT GOD SAID NOT TO

IN LEVITICUS, BUT MY WIFE'S

FRIEND IN CHURCH SAID THAT

LAW IS JUST AN OLD LAW.

SO I, AS A CHRISTIAN, GOT

MYSELF A TATTOO, AND EVEN MY

PASTOR LOVES IT.

NOBODY IN CHURCH SAYS IT IS

WRONG, SO ARE YOU SURE IT IS

SO WRONG?"

Pat: YEAH, IT'S WRONG.

IT ISN'T WRONG.

IT'S STUPID.

BILLY SUNDAY SAID GOD CAN

FORGIVE SIN, BUT STUPID IS

FOREVER.

I THINK IT IS STUPID TO GET

YOUR BODY ALL COVERED WITH

THESE NASTY THINGS.

AND A FEW YEARS DOWN THE

ROAD, YOU'RE GOING TO BE

EMBARRASSED.

YOU PUT THE WRONG THING ON.

BUT IT IS SO HORRIBLE.

YOU SEE PEOPLE WITH THE

STUFF CRAWLING OUT OF THEIR

NECK.

THESE THINGS ON THEIR ARMS.

AND STUFF -- YOU KNOW.

I ASKED THIS WAITRESS -- SHE

HAD ONE OF THESE THINGS ON

HER TONGUE.

AND I SAID, WHAT DO YOU DO

THAT FOR?

AND SHE SAID, WELL, IT HURT

A LOT.

FOOD GOT CAUGHT IN IT AND IT

GOT INFECTED, AND SHE SAID I

DIDN'T DO IT FOR SEXUAL

PLEASURE.

AND I'M THINKING, WHAT KIND

OF SEXUAL PLEASURE ARE YOU

TALKING ABOUT.

ANYHOW, IT'S NUTS.

Terry: IT IS SO TRENDY

TODAY.

I DON'T THINK ANYBODY DOES

IT WITH A BAD INTENTION.

A LOT OF TATTOOS ON PEOPLE

SORT OF EXPRESS SOMETHING

ABOUT WHO THEY ARE AS A

PERSON OR WHAT THEY THINK

ARE BELIEVE.

Pat: THE BIBLE SAYS

YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO CUT

YOURSELF.

THE BODY IS SACRED BEFORE

GOD.

THEY HAVE A SHOW CALLED

"L.A. INK" --

Terry: THEY'VE GOT A

COUPLE OF SHOWS LIKE THAT.

THINK OF HOW MUCH LASER

BUSINESS THERE BE DOWN THE

ROAD.

Pat: THE QUESTION IS,

CAN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?

I JUST THINK IT IS STUPID.

IS IT SINFUL, WELL, WHATEVER

IS NOT OF FAITH IS SIN.

SO IF YOU'RE CHURCH IS DUMB

ENOUGH TO GO ALONG WITH IT,

THEN WHO AM I TO CRITICIZE.

Terry: SO WHAT'S YOUR

OPINION ABOUT THIS?

LET'S MOVE ON.

Pat: ALL RIGHT.

Terry: THIS IS KATELYN

WHO SAYS, "I HAVE SOMETHING

I'M VERY CONFUSED ABOUT.

I WAS READING AN ARTICLE

THAT STATED THERE ARE HIDDEN

BOOKS IN THE BIBLE.

IS THIS TRUE?

THE ARTICLE ALSO SAID IN ONE

OF THE HIDDEN BOOKS, THE

WOMAN TRAVELLED WITH THE

PREACHER AND HAD BAPTIZED

THEMSELVES BECAUSE THE

PREACHER WOULDN'T.

CAN SOMEONE BAPTIZE

THEMSELVES TODAY OR DOES IT

HAVE TO BE DONE BY A

RELIGIOUS INSTITUTION?"

THERE ARE ABOUT FIVE

QUESTIONS IN THERE.

Pat: THERE IS A

WONDERFUL MOVIE CALLED "THE

APOSTLE," AND THERE IS A

SCENE

OF

HIM BAPTIZING

HIMSELF IN THE RIVER.

IT WAS A WONDERFUL SHOW.

HE ULTIMATELY WENT TO PRISON

BECAUSE HE KILLED SOMEBODY

WITH A BASEBALL BAT.

ROBERT DUVALL DID THAT.

IT WAS A MAGNIFICENT

PICTURE.

ANYHOW, THE QUESTION IS --

WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO

ANSWER?

FIRST OF ALL, SHE WANTS

TO KNOW IS IT TRUE THERE ARE

HIDDEN BOOKS IN THE BIBLE?

Pat: NO, THERE ARE NO

HIDDEN BOOKS IN THE BIBLE.

THAT BIBLE CODE, FOR FOR

EXAMPLE, IN MY OPINION IS

NOTHING BUT A FRAUD.

I HAD A MAN WHO WAS EXPERT

IN THE BIBLE CODE, AND HE

SAID IT SHOWED HITLER, IT

SHOWED MAHAT MAGHANDI, AND I

SAID, WHAT IS IT.

AND THAT'S TOO

CONTROVERSIAL, AND I DON'T

WANT TO EVEN TALK ABOUT

THAT, BUT THE TRUTH IS IT

DOESN'T.

THIS BIBLE CODE IS A

RIPOFF.

THE IDEA THERE IS A HIDDEN

BOOK IN THE BIBLE, AND IT

MAKES FOR GOOD OCCULT

READING.

YOU CAN DO A TV SHOW ON THE

SCRIPTURES THAT ARE

MISSING.

THAT IS NOTHING BUT

FANTASY.

Terry: SO COULD YOU

BAPTIZE YOURSELF?

Pat: BOB DUVALL DID IT

IN "THE APOSTLE."

Terry: WELL, THERE YOU

GO.

Pat: I THINK YOU SHOULD

HAVE SOMEBODY.

IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE A

PASTOR.

I THINK A BELIEVER COULD

BAPTIZE SOMEBODY.

Terry: IT IS A PUBLIC

DECLARATION, SO USUALLY

OTHER PEOPLE ARE PRESENT.

Pat: IT COULD BE, BUT

IT ISN'T NECESSARY.

YOUR SUBMERGE IN CHRIST AND

RAISED IN UNIT.

Terry: CAT CATHY SAYS,

"I WAS LISTENING TO A

TELEEVIL LIS TELEEVANGELIST

SAID A PERSON WHO HAS SIN IN

THEIR LIFE'S WILL NOT GO TO

HEAVEN.

I WAS CONFUSED ABOUT HIM

SAYING THIS, AND I'M ASKING

YOU, IS HE A FALSE

PROPHET?"

Pat: I DON'T KNOW WHO

YOUR TALKING ABOUT, BUT

CHANCES ARE HE IS TRYING TO

MAKE A BUCK.

Terry: THERE IS THAT

PERSPECTIVE THAT SOME PEOPLE

PREACH IF YOU'RE A

CHRISTIAN --

Pat: BUT THE BIBLE

SAYS, IF YOU CONFESS YOUR

SINS, HE IS FAITHFUL AND

JUST TO FORGIVE US OUR SINS

AND CLEANSE US FROM ALL

UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.

JOHN WESLEY SAYS EVERY DAY I

PLEAD THE BLOOD OF JESUS

CHRIST.

EVERY DAY.

AND WE WALK WITH THE WORLD,

AND JESUS WAS IN THAT

CEREMONY, AND HE SAYS, LOOK,

YOU'RE OUT WALKING IN THE

WORLD, AND THEREFORE YOUR

FEET GET DIRTY.

AND YOU NEED TO COME TO THE

LORD FOR CLEANSING.

AND YOU NEED TO ASK HIS

FORGIVENESS ON AN ONGOING

BASIS.

SURE, JESUS CHRIST IS THE

SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND

FOREVER.

THERE IS NO DOUBT ABOUT THE

FACT THAT THE ATONEMENT IS

FOR ALL TIME.

THAT'S GOOD THEOLOGY.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, I DO

BELIEVE WE NEED TO ASK THIS

CLEANSING ON AN ONGOING

BASIS.

IF WE WALK IN THE LIGHT, AS

HE IS IN THE LIGHT, THE

BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST, AND

WE

HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH ONE

ANOTHER, AND THE BLOOD OF

JESUS CHRIST CLEANSES US ON

AN ONGOING BASIS.

THAT'S THE WAY IT IS.

I MEAN, TERRY, PEOPLE

UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS A LOVE

AFFAIR.

YOU'RE WALKING WITH THE

SAVIOR WHO LOVES YOU.

AND YOU'RE LIVING WITH HIM.

AND IF YOU DO SOMETHING TO

OFFEND HIM, YOU ASK -- I'M

SORRY, IF YOU'RE MARRIED TO

A MAN OR A WOMAN IN HOLY

MATRIMONY, AND YOU DO

SOMETHING TO OFFEND THEM,

YOU SAY, I'M SORRY, DEAR,

WOULD YOU PLEASE FORGIVE

ME.

IT IS A RELATIONSHIP.

Terry: IT'S A

RELATIONSHIP.

Pat: THERE ISN'T A

COUPLE WHO DOESN'T HAVE SOME

ISSUE.

YOU HAVE ISSUES --

Terry: OF COURSE NOT.

BUT WE EXCEPTIONAL.

[LAUGHTER]

Pat: CONFESSION -- THE

CATHOLICS HAD IT AND IT IS A

GOOD THING.

YOU GO TO CONFESSION, AND I

THINK IT IS A CLEANSING.

TO SAY YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE

AND DON'T WORRY ABOUT YOUR

SIN, EVERYTHING IS COOL --

THAT ISN'T CHRISTIANITY.

ALL RIGHT.

Terry: THAT'S ALL OF

THE TIME WE HAVE FOR OUR

QUESTIONS, BUT WE THANK YOU

FOR SUBMITTING THOSE AND

LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING MORE

FROM YOU.

IN PARTS OF INDIA,

CHRISTIANS LIVE IN DANGER

BECAUSE OF THEIR FAITH.

ONE FAMILY SUFFERED

DEVASTATING LOSSES, SO THEY

PRAYED TO GOD FOR HELP, AND

A TEAM FROM CBN ARRIVED IN

THEIR VILLAGE WITH ANSWERS

TO THEIR PRAYERS.

Reporter: HINDU

RADICALS IN INDIA ATTACK

CHRISTIANS WHO REFUSED TO

RENOUNCE THEIR FAITH IN

JESUS.

SOME OF GAVINDA'S FAMILY

MEMBERS COULDN'T ESCAPE.

MY SON AND

DAUGHTER-IN-LAW WERE CAUGHT

BY THE MOSQUE AND BURNED

ALIVE.

BUT WE TOOK THE CHILDREN AND

RAN INTO THE JUNGLE.

WHEN WE CAME BACK, WE SAW

OUR PARENTS' BURNED BODIES.

EVERYONE TOLL US THAT THEY

WENT TO BE WITH JESUS.

AT THAT TIME, I WAS JUST 8

YEARS OLD.pxúx

Reporter: OVER THE NEXT

FOUR YEARS, GAVINDA AND HIS

WIFE WORKED HARD, CUTTING

WOOD AND BILLING FENCES, SO

THEY COULD TAKE CARE OF

DEPIN JOLDEPINJOLI AND

THERE OTHER TWO

GRANDDAUGHTERS.

WE SUFFERED A LOT

FINANCIALLY AFTER THE

ATTACK.

WE STOPPED SENDING OUR

GRANDDAUGHTERS TO SCHOOL

BECAUSE WE DID NOT HAVE

ENOUGH MONEY TO BUY ALL OF

THE SCHOOL SUPPLIES.

WE CRIED OUT TO GOD ALMOST

EVERY DAY.

I BOW DOWN AT THE FEET OF

JESUS AND PRAYED THAT HE

WOULD GIVE MY GRANDPARENTS

ENOUGH STRENGTH TO CONTINUE

THEIR HARD WORK.

Reporter: THEN CBN CAME

TO THEIR VILLAGE AND OFFERED

A FREE AFTER-SCHOOL

PROGRAM.

WHEN MY GRANDCHILDREN

JOINED THE PROGRAM, THEY

RECEIVED ALL OF THEIR SCHOOL

SUPPLIES.

THEY WERE ALSO ABLE TO GO

BACK TO SCHOOL AFTER CBN

PAID THE TUITION FEES.

Reporter: AND KNOWING

THEY COULDN'T HANDLE THEIR

STRENUOUS JOBS MUCH LONGER,

WE BUILT THEM A STORE SO

THEY COULD EASILY SUPPORT

THEIR FAMILY.

WE WERE SO SURPRISED WHEN

CBN STOCKED THE STORE.

I THANK CBN SO MUCH FOR

THEIR HELP.

[APPLAUSE]

JESUS DID ALL OF THIS FOR

US.

HE IS VERY IMPORTANT IN OUR

LIVES BECAUSE HE DIED FOR US

ON THE CROSS AND ROSE

AGAIN.

WE LOVE JESUS SO MUCH

BECAUSE HE LOVED US SO

MUCH.

Terry: THIS LITTLE

FAMILY KNOWS THAT IT WAS

JESUS WHO ANSWERED THEIR

PRAYERS.

WE HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF

BEING A PART OF THAT

ANSWER.

WHEN YOU JOIN "THE 700

CLUB," YOU'RE BEING USED BY

GOD TO TOUCH LIVES ALL ARN

TH AROUND THE WORLD.

LITERALLY THOUSANDS OF THEM

EVERY DAY.

IF YOU'RE NOT A "700 CLUB"

MEMBER, YOU'RE MISSING OUT

ON A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY

TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

WE INVITE YOU TO GO TO YOUR

PHONE AND JOIN WITH THE REST

OF US.

65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A MONTH

MAKES YOU A MEMBER.

JUST CALL 1-800-759-0700 AND

SAY, I WANT TO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

WE WELCOME YOU TO THE FAMILY

OF MINISTRIES GOING OUT FROM

HERE TO THE WORLD.

OUR WAY OF SAYING THANK YOU

FOR CARING ABOUT OTHERS IS

TO SEND YOU THIS LATEST

TEACHING.

IT'S CALLED "OUR FATHER,

KEYS TO THE LORD'S PRAYER."

WE WANT THIS TO BLESS YOU.

AND CAN JOIN, ALSO, BY

LOGGING ON TO CBN.COM.

STILL AHEAD, THEY'RE TWO OF

THE SWEETEST WORDS IN THE

ENGLISH LANGUAGE, FREE

MONEY, AND IT IS HOW ONE

STUDENT PAID HER WAY THROUGH

COLLEGE.

GET HER SECRET.

THAT'S LATER ON "THE 700

CLUB."

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CHRISTIAN WAS AN AVERAGE

STUDENT.

IN HIGH SCHOOL, SHE REALIZED

SHE WOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR

COLLEGE HELI.

HERSELF.

HER HARD WORK PAID OFF.

SHE EARNED OVER HALF A

MILLION DOLLARS IN GRANTS

AND SCHOLARSHIPS FOR

COLLEGE, AND GRADUATED FROM

VAND BUILVANDERBILT

UNIVERSITY.

IN HER BOOK, SHE SHARES

STRATEGIES TO HELP OTHERS

GRADUATE FROM COLLEGE

DEBT-FREE.

Terry: PLEASE WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB," CHRISTINA

ELLIS, IT GREAT TO HAVE YOU

HERE.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

YOU MAY NOT BE A GENIUS,

BUT YOU HAVE A LOT OF

WISDOM.

THANK YOU.

Terry: YOU LISTENED TO

A MOTIVATING COMMENT FROM

YOUR MOM WHEN YOU WERE WHAT,

A FRESHMAN IN HIGH SCHOOL?

YES.

Terry: WHAT DID SHE

TELL YOU?

THE VERY FIRST DAY OF MY

FRESHMAN YEAR IN HIGH

SCHOOL, MY MOM SAT ME DOWN

AND SAID, I LOVE YOU, I

BELIEVE IN YOU, BUT THERE IS

NO WAY I CAN SUPPORT YOU

FINANCIALLY AFTER YOU

GRADUATE.

SO YOU NEED TO START

THINKING ABOUT HOW YEAR

GOING TO PAY FOR COLLEGE.

EVEN THOUGH THAT WAS REALLY

HARD TO CHOKE DOWN IN THAT

MOMENT, THAT WAS ONE OF THE

BEST GIFTS SHE COULD HAVE

EVER GIVEN ME BECAUSE IT GOT

ME STARTED TO THINK ABOUT

COLLEGE, AND WHAT I COULD DO

TO WIN SCHOLARSHIPS AND

AFFORD AN EDUCATION.

Terry: WHAT DID YOU

THINK IMMEDIATELY.

DID YOU FEEL A LITTLE

OVERWHELMED AS A YOUNG

PERSON?

I DID.

AT FIRST I GOT DEFENSIVE.

I WAS LIKE WHY ARE YOU

TELLING ME THIS?

IT IS MY FIRST DAY OF HIGH

SCHOOL.

I KNEW SHE WAS DOING IT OUT

OF LOVE, AND SHE STARTED

ENCOURAGING ME.

AND SHE ACTUALLY SAID THAT

DAY I'M TELLING YOU THIS

BECAUSE I DO BELIEVE IN YOU,

AND I KNOW YOU'RE NOT MEANT

TO LIVE IN POVERTY YOUR

WHOLE LIFE.

I KNOW YOU'VE OVERCAME A LOT

OF OBSTACLES, AND IT IS JUST

ONE CHALLENGE AFTER ANOTHER,

BUT IT CAN GET BETTER.

Terry: SPEAKING OF

THAT, YOU SAY PART OF THE

WHOLE SCHOLARSHIP

APPLICATION PROCESS IS

TELLING YOUR STORY.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT,

AND HOW DO YOU DO IT?

A LOT OF STUDENTS GET SO

FOCUSED ON SHARING ALL OF

THESE ACHIEVEMENTS AND

ACCOMPLISHMENTS, BUT A LOT

OF TIMES THE JUDGES WANT TO

SEE WHO YOU ARE AS A PERSON,

THEY WANT TO SEE YOUR

CHARACTER.

THEY WANT TO SEE WHAT YOU

HAD TO GO THROUGH TO GET

THERE.

AND JUDGES CAN FALL IN LOVE

WITH PERSONAL STORIES, JUST

LIKE WE ALL DO.

Terry: YOU CULTIVATED

SOME BEHAVIORS THAT ACTUALLY

HELPED YOU REACH YOUR GOAL.

TALK ABOUT THAT.

ABSOLUTELY.

WELL, I STARTED REALLY DOING

MY HOMEWORK AND LEARNING

WHAT IT TAKES TO STAND OUT

IN A SCHOLARSHIP

APPLICATION.

AND I LEARNED THAT JUDGES

LOVE TO SEE COMMITMENT AND

ACHIEVEMENT.

AND I WAS LOOKING AT MY LIFE

THINKING, OKAY, I'M KIND OF

AN AVERAGE STUDENT.

MY TEST SCORES ARE NOT

GREAT.

I'M ABOUT AVERAGE IN

EVERYTHING I DO.

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP ME

STAND OUT.

I LEARNED THAT VOLUNTEER

WORK WAS AN AREA THAT I

WOULD REALLY STAND OUT AND I

COULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE, AND

I FELT GREAT DOING IT.

I STARTED GETTING INVOLVED

IN ACTIVITIES.

BECAUSE MY MOM TOLD ME IN MY

FRESHMAN YEAR, I HAD FOUR

YEARS TO BUILD UP MY

RESUME.

SO I LOGGED OVER 4,000 HOURS

WHILE I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL.

Terry: WHAT DO YOU

THINK IS THE BIGGEST

MISCONCEPTION ABOUT WHAT IT

TAKES TO GET A SCHOLARSHIP.

A LOT OF STUDENTS THINK

THERE IS NO WAY I COULD WIN

ONE.

AND THERE ARE 1.5 MILLION

AWARDS GIVEN EVERY YEAR FOR

ALL SORTS OF YEARS.

JUDGES AREN'T JUST LOOKING

FOR PERFECT STUDENTS.

THEY DON'T JUST WANT TO SEE

THE STAR ATHLETES AND THE

VAVALEDICTORIANS.

Terry: YOU JUST

MENTIONED STRONG STUDENTS,

STRONG ATHLETES -- A LOT OF

TIMES WHEN PEOPLE ARE

REALLY, REALLY GOOD AT

THINGS LIKE THAT, THEY DON'T

HAVE A WELL-ROUNDED LIFE.

THEY'RE REALLY DEVOTED TO

ONE THING OR THE OTHER.

HOW IMPORTANT IS IT TO BE

WELL-ROUNDED?

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO

BE VERY WELL-ROUNDED.

YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO

BALANCE A PERSONAL LIFE AND

SCHOOL LIFE, AND JUDGES KNOW

YOU NEED TO BE ABLE TO HAVE

THAT BALANCE.

SO SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

JUDGES ARE LOOKING FOR

STUDENTS WHO CAN HANDLE THAT

CHALLENGE.

Terry: WHEN YOU LOOKED

AT VOLUNTEER HOURS, HOW DID

YOU DECIDE WHAT YOU WOULD

DO.

DID YOU LOOK FOR SOMETHING

YOU HAD A NATURAL INTEREST

IN?

DID YOU JUST LOOK FOR A

PLACE THAT HAD A NEED FOR

SOMETHING?

HOW DID YOU DECIDE WHICH

DIRECTION YOU WOULD TAKE?

I WAS JUST DOING THINGS I

LOVED.

I STARTED VOLUNTEERING IN AN

ANIMAL SHELTER AND NURSING

HOMES AND SINGING, AND I

DIDN'T EVEN REALIZE

COMPLETELY AT THE TIME I WAS

DOING THINGS THAT WAS GOING

TO HELP ME AS MUCH AS THEY

DID BECAUSE I WAS JUST

HAVING A BALL.

ONE OF THE THINGS I TALK

ABOUT IN MY BOOK IS CREATING

YOUR OWN OPPORTUNITIES.

I'M FROM A SMALLER TOWN, SO

AFTER A THOUSAND HOURS OF

COMMUNITY SERVICE, I WENT

THROUGH QUITE A LOT OF THE

ACTIVITIES, AND I THOUGHT,

WHAT ELSE CAN I DO.

I LOVE WORKING IN HAITI AND

AFRICA, AND I ACTUALLY

STARTED MY OWN SHOE DRIVE,

AND STARTED SENDING SHOES

THAT PEOPLE DISCARD AND

THROW AWAY TO COUNTRIES FROM

PEOPLE ARE DYING FROM

PARASITES FROM BARE FEET.

FOR ME IT WAS A LOT OF FUN,

BUT THAT WAS ALSO CHANGING

PEOPLE'S LIVES AND HELPING

TO POTENTIALLY SAVE LIVES.

Terry: I SEE IN YOUR

GENERATION A REAL DRIVE IN

YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN TO DO

THINGS LIKE THAT, TO DO

THINGS THAT ARE

CAUSE-RELATED, THAT MATTER

AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

THERE IS A LOT OF

DARKNESS.

THERE IS A LOT OF PEOPLE

THAT ARE STRUGGLING AND

FRUSTRATING SITUATIONS, BUT

WHEN YOU GET BACK, YOU FEEL

SO MUCH BETTER AND IT CAN

LIFT YOU OUT OF YOUR OWN

DARKNESS.

IT IS GREAT TO SEE STUDENTS

OUT THERE MAKING A

DIFFERENCE.

Terry: YOU STARTED AS A

FRESHMAN IN HIGH SCHOOL.

WHAT ARE SOME PRACTICAL

TESTS WHO ARE WATCHING NOW,

WHO ARE SAYING, MAYBE THERE

IS HOPE FOR ME THAT I'M NOT

GOING TO OWE $100,000 WHEN I

GET OUT OF SCHOOL?

THE FIRST THING IS TO

START EARLY.

THE SOONER YOU START, THE

MORE TIME YOU HAVE TO BUILD

YOUR APPLICATION.

I'M SO FORTUNE MY MOM TOLD

ME MY FRESHMAN YEAR.

Terry: THEN YOU'RE NOT

RACING TO THE FINISH LINE AT

THE LAST MINUTE?

ABSOLUTELY.

AND DO YOUR HOMEWORK.

THERE ARE SO MANY STEPS YOU

CAN TAKE IMMEDIATELY TO HELP

BUILD UP YOUR APPLICATION.

I'VE LAID OUT A ROADMAP IN

MY BOOK.

I SAID STUDENTS DON'T HAVE

TO SPEND HOURS AND HOURS IN

THE LIBRARY RESEARCHING

WHERE DO I START TO WIN

SCHOLARSHIPS.

I WANT TO WALK YOU THROUGH

THE PROCESS AND HELP YOU WIN

SCHOLARSHIPS.

Terry: TELLS US WHAT

YOU WON?

I WON HALF A MILLION

DOLLARS IN SCHAPS.

SCHOLARSHIPS.

Terry: AND HERE SHE IS,

ON TOP OF THAT, SHE IS AN

AUTHOR.

[LAUGHTER]

Terry: A REMARKABLE

YOUNG WOMAN, "CONFESSIONS OF

A SCHOLARSHIP WINNER,"

WINNER," CHRISTINA ELLIS IS

OUR GUEST TODAY.

HER BOOK IS FULL OF

STRATEGIES FOR WINNING

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS.

HER BOOK IS AVAILABLE

NATIONWIDE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Lee: COMING UP...

THE PROMISES OF THOSE

THINGS FIRED ME UP,

EXTRAVAGANT PROMISES.

Lee: THE PROMISE OF

TOTAL FREEDOM.

WHERE DO I SIGN?

THIS IS WHAT I WAS LOOK ARE

FOR.

Lee: HOW HE FOUND INNER

PEACE.

THERE WAS AN OPENNESS AND

LOVE IN COSMIC PROPORTIONS.

Lee: NEXT, ON "THE 700

CLUB."

Pat: WHAT'S THAT

SAYING, IF IT SOUNDS TOO

GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT PROBABLY

IS.

THINK ABOUT THIS, YOU CAN

FIND ENLIGHTENMENT, YOU CAN

BE FREE FROM PAIN AND

SUFFERING, A LIFE OF PEACE.

AND YET AFTER 28 YEARS OF

SEARCHING, THAT LIFE OF

PEACE STILL ALLUDED MICHAEL

GRAHAM.

BUT ONE NIGHT HE FOUND IT.

IT CAME TO HIM WITHOUT HIS

EVEN TRYING.

BUDDHISM, HINDUISM, THESE

SORT OF EASTERN

PHILOSOPHIES.

IT WAS THE PROMISES OF THOSE

THINGS THAT FIRED ME UP.

EXTRAVAGANT PROMISES.

Reporter: MICHAEL

GRAHAM'S FASCINATION WITH

EASTERN MISTICISM CAME WHEN

HE WAS A TEENAGER IN

AUSTRALIA, EVEN AFTER HE

ATTENDED A CHRISTIAN

SCHOOL.

AFTER 15 HOURS OF CHAP

CHAPEL AND FOUR HOURS OF

CHURCH EVERY SUNDAY -- IF I

WAS ASKED TO EXPLAIN THE

GOSPEL, I WON'T HAVE A

CLUE.

Reporter: MICHAEL BEGAN

STUDYING BOOKS ON THE

EASTERN PHILOSOPHY AND

RELIGION HE FOUND IN HIS

FATHER'S LIBRARY.

THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT

BECOMING SUPERMAN, BEING

FREE FROM THE HUMAN

CONDITION, BEING HAPPY,

OVERCOMING ALL OF YOUR

LIMITATIONS.

I THOUGHT, WHERE DO I SIGN?

THIS IS JUST WHAT I'M

LOOKING FOR.

Reporter: FOR YEARS

MICHAEL PRACTICED

MEDITATION, BUT COULDN'T

ACHIEVE THE PEACE HE LOOKED

FOR.

I WAS A FAILED MED

MEDITATOR.

Reporter: HE STUDIED

UNDER A FAMOUS GURU.

HE WAS A CHARISMATIC

CHARACTER.

HE RADIATED SOMETHING.

I SAID I CAME ALL THE WAY

FROM AUSTRALIA TO LEARN HOW

TO MEDITATE PROPERLY.

AND HE SAID THROUGH THE

TRANSLATOR, DON'T WORRY,

EVERYTHING WOULD BE FINE.

Reporter: BUT

EVERYTHING WAS NOT FINE.

AFTER 28 YEARS OF

PRACTICE, I WAS NOT

ENLIGHTENED.

Reporter: HIS GURU TOLD

HIM IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF

TIME.

HE WOULD SAY THREE YEARS

WITH ME YOU'LL BE EN

LIGHTED.

AND THEN THE THIRD YEAR CAME

AND HE JACKED IT UP TO SIX

YEARS, AND THEN NINE YEARS,

AND THEN 12 YEARS AGO, AND

THEN THREE LIFE TIMES.

IT WAS ALWAYS ELUSIVE AND

OUT OF REACH.

Reporter: STILL,

MICHAEL INSISTED.

HE EVEN BECAME A YOGI AND

STARTED RUNNING TRANS MED

TATIONAMEDI MEDITATIONAL

CENTERS.

I WAS LOOKING FOR THE

TRUTH, AND IT TURNS OUT THE

TRUTH FOUND ME.

QUITE AN EXTRAORDINARY THING

HAPPENED.

THE IMAGE OF JESUS CHRIST

FORMED UP IN MY CHEST

CAVITY.

BUT WHAT HAPPENED BEYOND

THAT IS EXTRAORDINARY.

THERE WAS AN OPENNESS AND

LOVE COMING FROM CHRIST TO

ME OF COSMIC PROPORTIONS,

ALONG WITH AN INVITATION, A

WELCOME, AS IF TO SAY, GIVE

ME YOUR LIFE AND BREATH AND

I'LL TAKE CARE OF YOU.

Reporter: MICHAEL WAS

STUNNED.

I DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO

RESPOND.

WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH

THIS?

I DIDN'T HAVE A MAJOR

PROBLEM WITH CHRISTIANITY,

BUT I WAS AN INSIDE-TRACK

YOGI, THE REAL THING.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.

Reporter: SO MICHAEL

CONTINUED WITH HIS

PRACTICES.

THEN WHILE IN THE STATES, HE

SAYS HE HAD A REVELATION.

IT WAS A CONVICTION, BUT

EVERYTHING I HAD DONE, ALL

OF THE DISCIPLINES,

PRACTICES, THE THOUSAND OF

HOURS OF MEDITATIONS AND THE

REALIZATION, HAD ALL ADDED

UP TO A HUGE, FAT ZERO.

Reporter: AFTER THAT,

MICHAEL BEGAN LISTENING TO

EVANGELISTS ON THE RADIO

DURING HIS DAILY COMMUTE.

I MUST HAVE LISTENED TO

ABOUT 150 HOURS OF TOPICS.

I BECAME QUITE WELL-EDUCATED

TO THE FIRST PRINCIPLES OF

CHRISTIANITY, THE BIBLE,

CHRIST WORDS, ALL OF HIS

PROMISES.

I COME THAT YOU MAY HAVE

LIFE, AND HAVE IT

ABUNDANTLY -- THAT SORT OF

THING.

I THOUGHT, THAT'S WHAT I WAS

ALWAYS LOOKING FOR.

I BECAME SUFFICIENTLY

WELL-INFORMED TO MAKE UP MY

MIND THAT ONE DAY I WOULD

MAKE THE DECISION TO ACCEPT

CHRIST AS MY LORD AND

SAVIOR.

Reporter: THE TIME FOR

MICHAEL TO MAKE THAT

DECISION CAME AT A BILLY

GRAHAM CONFERENCE.

IT WAS IN 1997, A

BILLBOARD SAYING SOMETHING

ABOUT BILLY GRAHAM COMING TO

TOWN.

I THOUGHT WHAT A WONDERFUL

OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE THIS

DECISION IN FRONT OF A CROWD

OF WITNESSES.

Reporter: AFTER THE

MESSAGE, REVEREND GRAHAM

GAVE AN INVITATION FOR

PEOPLE TO COME FORWARD AND

ACCEPT CHRIST AS THEIR

SAVIOR.

MICHAEL DIDN'T HESITATE.

I'M GOING TO ASK YOU TO

GET OUT OF YOUR SEAT AND:'

COME STAND IN FRONT OF THISX

PLATFORM.

I WAS DOWN THERE RIGHT

AWAY.

AND FROM THAT MOMENT, I WAS

NEVER THE SAME AGAIN.

THERE WAS A REST THAT CAME

OVER ME.

THAT WAS BEHIND FEELINGS AND

EXPERIENCES, BUT ABOVE ALL,

THIS BEGAN A CHANGE OF HEART

AND MIND THAT I HAD SOUGHT

SO MUCH THROUGH THE EASTERN

SPIRITUAL TRADITION FOR ALL

OF THOSE YEARS.

AND IT CAME AS A FREE GIFT

OF GRACE.

Reporter: NOW AN

AUTHOR, MICHAEL STILL

TRAVELS TO INDIA TO TELL

HINDUS THAT TRUE PEACE ONLY

COMES FROM JESUS CHRIST.

WHEREVER I AM, I'M

SHARING THE GOSPEL THROUGH

THE MEANS, EITHER WRITTEN OR

SPOKEN.

MY PURPOSE IS TO KNOWLEDGE

THAT JESUS CHRIST IS THE

SOURCE OF MY LIFE.

TO EXTEND HIS LOVE TO OTHER

PEOPLE.

TO PROMOTE THE FACT THAT HE

IS PREEMINENT AND SUPREME,

AND THE FACT THAT IT IS

THROUGH HIM AL VATION

SALVATION COMES, AND THROUGH

HIM ALONE.

AND THIS IS WHAT GIVES ME

MEANING AND PURPOSE.

Pat: HE FOUND IT.

IT IS NOT IT -- IT'S NOT

"IT," IT'S HIM.

IN HIM ARE ALL OF THE

TREASURES OF WISDOM AND

KNOWLEDGE.

YOU ARE COMPLETE IN HIM.

HE IS THE ESSENCE OF THE

INVISIBLE GOD.

GOD IN FLESH.

THE INCARNATION OF GOD

ALMIGHTY.

THE CREATOR OF THE EARTH

CAME FORTH IN HIS LITTLE

BABY BORN IN BETHLEHEM, WHO

LIVED AND DIED FOR YOUR SINS

AND MINE.

HIS NAME IS JESUS.

AND HE CAN TRANSFORM YOU.

SOME YEARS AGO I WAS WORKING

WITH A GENTLEMAN IN A NEW

YORK CHURCH, AND A MAN CAME

TO SEE US WHO WAS OF THE

HINDU HOLY CLASS, THE

BRAHMAN CLASS.

AND HIS NAME MEANT A-SEEKER

A SEEKER AFTER WISDOM AND

TRUTH.

AND HE DEBATED US FOR HOURS

ABOUT VARIOUS THEOLOGICAL

THINGS.

AND IT GOT TO BE A LITTLE

TIRING, AND MY FRIEND SAID,

DO YOU MIND IF WE GO TAKE A

LITTLE DRIVE AND A WALK.

AND HE SAID OKAY.

SO WE WENT AND WALKED BESIDE

A RAILROAD TRACK IN THIS

LITTLE TOWN.

AND MY FRIEND SAYS, WOULD

YOU MIND IF WE PRAYED

TOGETHER.

AND THE HINDU SAID OKAY.

SO HE BEGAN TO PRAY, AND MY

FRIEND BEGAN TO SPEAK IN

TONGUES.

HE BEGAN TO WORSHIP GOD IN

THE SPIRIT.

AND HIS HEART WAS JUST

LIFTED TOWARDS THE LORD.

AND WHEN IT WAS FINISHED,

THIS HINDU SAID YOU HAVE

FOUND NIRVANA.

HE SAID, SHOW ME THAT

BIBLE.

WHERE DOES IT SAY THAT?

AND SUDDENLY HE WAS ON FIRE

TO LEARN THE SIMPLE TRUTH OF

THIS HUMBLE PENTECOSTAL

PREACHER.

HE FOUND NIRVANA, THE THING

THAT THEY SOUGHT.

THE HOLY SPIRIT'S POWER.

GOD ALMIGHTY CAN COME INTO

YOUR LIFE AND TRANSFORM

YOU.

AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

ASK.

YOU ASK AND YOU RECEIVE,

SEEK AND YOU'LL FIND, KNOCK

AND IT WILL BE OPENED.

KEEP ON ASKING.

KEEP ON SEEKING.

KEEP ON KNOCKING.

AND THE LORD WILL OPEN THE

DOOR TO HIS TREASURES.

IF YOU WANT FURTHER HELP,

OUR TIME FOR THIS PROGRAM IS

OVER, BUT YOU CAN CALL THE

NUMBER ON YOUR SCREEN.

SOMEBODY IS HERE 24 HOURS A

DAY.

THEY'LL PRAY WITH YOU AND

TALK WITH YOU LONGER.

NEXT WEEK ON "THE 700 CLUB,"

FINANCIAL ADVISOR KIM FOSS

IS BACK TO TELL US HOW WE

CAN BALANCE OUR BUDGET AND

LEARN SOMETHING ABOUT

INVESTING.

TODAY WE LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS FROM EPHESIANS

5: "BE FILLED WITH THE

SPIRIT.

GIVING THANKS ALWAYS FOR ALL

THINGS TO GOD THE FATHER.

IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD

JESUS CHRIST."

YOU HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.

FOR TERRY AND LEE AND ALL OF

US, THIS IS PAT ROBERTSON,

AND WE WILL SEE YOU ON

MONDAY.

BYE-BYE.

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