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The 700 Club - August 22, 2013

A devout Mormon for 30 years, Lynn Wilder shares what happened when she began to question her beliefs. Plus, Anthony was headed for the NBA until an injury stole his dream. Read Transcript


Lee: A CAN'T-MISS

PROSPECT.

I'M GOING TO THE NBA, AND

I'M GOING TO GET PAID, AND

TAKE CARE OF MY FAMILY AND

HAVE FUN.

RIGHT BEFORE THE SEASON

STARTED, I BROKE MY ANKLE.

Lee: HOW HE IS HELPING

OTHERS PICK UP WHERE HE LEFT

OFF.

PLUS, AN EXPOSE ON A FORMER

CHURCH.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

Pat: WELL, WELCOME TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

YOU AREN'T HEARING ENOUGH

ABOUT THE TRIAL OF MAJOR

NIDAL HASAN IN THE MEDIA.

BUT HE SAYS HE ATTACKED

SOLDIERS ON U.S. MILITARY

BASES BECAUSE, QUOTE,"HE WAS

A WARRIOR OF ISLAM."

Terry: IT WAS THE WORST

MASS MURDER ON AN AMERICAN

BASE IN HISTORY.

NOW THE TRIAL IS GOING TO

THE JURY AFTER HASAN REFUSED

TO PUT UP A FIGHT FOR HIS

OWN DEFENSE IN COURT.

MARK MARTIN GIVES US THE

STORY.

Mark: WHEN IT CAME TIME

TO DEFEND HIMSELF, MAJOR

NIDAL HASAN REFUSED TO PUT

UP A FIGHT.

HE DIDN'T PROVIDE ANY

CASE AT ALL.

HE DIDN'T CALL ANY

WITNESSES.

HE DIDN'T OFFER UP ANY

EVIDENCE.

Reporter: HASAN IS

CHARGED WITH THE MURDER OF

13 PEOPLE, AND THE ATTEMPTED

MURDER OF 32 MORE AT FORT

HOOD, NOVEMBER 5th, 2009.

14 ACTUALLY DIED THAT DAY

BECAUSE ONE OF THE WOMEN HE

ADMITS TO SHOOTING WAS

PREGNANT.

A WITNESS HEARD THE PRIVATE

PLEADING WITH HASAN.

SHE HEARD VALEZ SAY, "MY

BABY, MY BABY."

AND THEN THERE WAS A SHOT,

AND HER VOICE SHOT.

DURING THE TRIAL, HASAN

ADMITTED THE EVIDENCE WOULD

CLEARLY SHOW HE WAS THE

SHOOTER.

HE DESCRIBED HIMSELF AS A

SOLDIER WHO HAD SWITCHED

SIDES.

AND HE TOLD THE JURY HE WAS

AN ISLAMIC FIGHTER INVOLVED

IN A FIGHT.

HE TOLD MILITARY MENTAL

HEALTH WORKERS HE COULD

STILL BE A MARTYR IF

CONVICTED AND EXECUTED BY

THE GOVERNMENT.

BUT HASAN DENIES CLAIMS HE

IS TRYING TO GET A DEATH

SENTENCE.

MEANWHILE MANY VICTIMS AND

THEIR FAMILIES ARE SUING THE

GOVERNMENT BECAUSE THEY SAY

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS KEPT

THE MILITARY FROM STOPPING

HASAN.

OBSERVERS SAY FOR WHATEVER

REASON, THE MILITARY MISSED

THE WARNING SIGNS.

I DO COMPARE THIS TO THE

BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS.

THERE ARE FACTS HERE THAT

COULD HAVE HAD A PREVENTIVE,

AND I THINK THAT A LOT OF

THE PEOPLE THAT SAW HIS

RADICAL BEHAVIOR WERE NOT

REPORTING TO THE PROPER

AUTHORITIES, OR THOSE WHO

DID RECEIVE THE INFORMATION

DID NOT WANT TO HANDLE IT,

FOR WHATEVER REASON.

AND IT IS DISAPPOINTING.

Reporter: MARK MARTIN,

CBN NEWS.

Pat: THANKS, MARK.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE

THING OF IT WAS HE WAS

CLEAR.

HE WAS MEETING WITH ANWAR

al-ALAKI FROM YEMEN.

BUT POLITICAL CORRECTNESS --

WE HAVE GOT TO GET OVER THIS

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

STUFF.

ISLAM IS THE ENEMY.

IT IS NOT A PEACEFUL

RELIGION.

IT IS THE ENEMY.

IT TEACHES WAR.

IT TEACHES VIOLENT

BEHAVIOR.

AS HE SAID, "I'M A WARRIOR

ON A JIHAD."

WE ARE THE VICTIMS OF THIS

KIND OF THING, AND IT HAS

GOT TO BE BROUGHT OUT.

YET WE'RE TRYING TO MUZZLE

THE MILITARY TO KEEP THEM

FROM SPEAKING OUT ABOUT IT.

AS WE CONTINUE "700 CLUB,"

THANKS FOR BEING WITH US.

INNOCENT MEN, WOMEN, AND

CHILDREN MAY HAVE BEEN THE

VICTIMS -- EXCUSE ME -- OF A

DEADLY CHEMICAL ATTACK IN

SYRIA.

HERE IS LEE WEBB WITH THAT

STORY.

Lee:

THAT'S

RIGHT,

PAT.

U.N. INVESTIGATORS ARE ON

THE GROUND IN SYRIA.

THEY WANT TO

LOOK

INTO NEW

ALLEGATIONS THAT THE SYRIAN

GOVERNMENT IS USING CHEMICAL

WEAPONS ON REBELS AND

INNOCENT CIVILIANS.

IT IS A SO-CALLED RED LINE

THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA HAD

WARNED WOULD FORCE THE U.S.

TO INTERVENE IN SYRIA.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: THE

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY IS

CALLING FOR CLARITY IN THE

CASE OF FRESH ALLEGATIONS

THAT THE SYRIAN REGIME IS

USING CHEMICAL WEAPONS

AGAINST REBELS AND

CIVILIANS.

THIS REPRESENTS -- NO

MATTER WHAT THE COMPUTONS

ARE, HUMAN CONSEQUENCES.

Reporter: THEY FIRED

ROCKET BAR RAGES WEDNESDAY

INTO THE EASTERN SUBURBS OF

DAMASCUS, IN WHAT SAME CLAIM

WAS A POISONNESS GAS ATTACK,

THAT KILLED HUNDREDS OF

PEOPLE, INCLUDING MANY

CHILDREN.

HUMAN RIGHTS HAVE SPOKEN

TO 10 RESIDENTS, INCLUDING

PHYSICIANS.

THEY CONSISTENTLY TOLD US

ABOUT FIELD HOSPITALS BEING

OVERWHELMED WITH CIVILIANS

THAT WERE SUFFERING FROM A

RANGE OF SYMPTOMS, INCLUDING

NAUSEA, SUFFOCATION, FOAMING

AT THE MOUTH, AND DILATED

PUPILS.

Reporter: AMATEUR VIDEO

SHOWING SHOCKING IMAGES THAT

APPEARED TO SHOW THE EFFECTS

OF A GAS ATTACK ON

CIVILIANS.

THE REGIME CALLED CLAIMS OF

A CHEMICAL ATTACK ABSOLUTELY

BASELESS.

IN MARCH, PRESIDENT OBAMA

SUGGESTED THAT THE USE OF

CHEMICAL WEAPONS MIGHT FORCE

THE U.S. TO INTERVENE IN THE

SYRIAN CIVIL WAR.

President Obama: TO USE

POTENTIAL WEAPONS OF MASS

DESTRUCTION ON CIVILIAN

POPULATIONS CAUSES ANOTHER

LINE.

THAT IS GOING TO BE A

GAME-CHANGER.

Reporter: A REPORTER

LATER PRESSED THE WHITE

HOUSE ABOUT THE COMMENT.

Reporter: DID THE

PRESIDENT MAIN IT WHEN HE

SAID THE USE OF CHEMICAL

WEAPONS WOULD BE A

GAME-CHANGER?

YES.

HE DID.

THE PRESIDENT MADE CLEAR

THAT THE USE OF OR TRANSFER

OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS BY THE

REGIME WOULD BE CROSSING A

RED LINE.

THE ATTITUDE IS SYRIA IS

NOT ANYMORE A NATIONAL

BATTLE FOLLOWED AS WHAT WAS

THE CASE IN LIBYA'S CIVIL

WAR BECAUSE THE REGIME IS

SUPPORTED BY THE IRANIAN

RESH RESH, BY THE IRAQI

GOVERNMENT IN SOME SORT OF

FASHION, AND HEZBOLLAH

FIGHTING INSIDE SYRIA.

THERE IS A WHOLE ALLIANCE.

OF COURSE THE OPPOSITION IS

BACKED BY TURKEY AND QATAR

AND OTHER ARAB COUNTRIES.

THE MOST CONCERNING THING BY

THE OPPOSITION IS THE IN

FILTRATION BY AL-QAEDA.

Reporter: THEY TOLD CBN

NEWS ANY U.S. ACTION WOULD

HAVE TO CONSIDER THE

REGIONAL ELEMENTSMENT FOR

NOW, HE SAID, THE

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

COULD TRY TO SET UP SECURITY

ZONES FOR REFUGEES FLEEING

THE FIGHTING.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Lee: PAT, IN YOUR

OPINION, WHAT SHOULD BE DONE

IN SYRIA.

Pat: LEE, THERE WAS A

TIME, A FEW MONTHS AGO,

WHERE WE COULD HAVE TAKEN

POSITIVE ACTION TO SUPPORT A

GROUP THAT WAS OPPOSING THE

REGIME OF HASAN, AND IT

WOULD HAVE HAD SOME EFFECT.

BUT AS THE AUTHORITIES HAVE

POINTED OUT, THE REBELS HAVE

BEEN IN FILT TRAITED

INFILTRATED GROUPS LIKE

AL-QAEDA.

SO IF WE COME IN NOW, WE

WOULD ESSENTIALLY BEEN

ARMING al-QAEDA, AND THAT

WE DON'T WANT TO DO.

THE ADMINISTRATION HAS LEFT

THIS COUNTRY IN A SHAMBLES.

OUR FOREIGN POLICY IS IN A

SHAMBLES.

HE COMES OUT AND TALKS ABOUT

A RED LINE, THIS WILL CROSS

A RED LINE, AND THAT MEANS

WE'RE GOING TO ACT, BUT HE

DIDN'T ACT, AND HE HASN'T

ACTED, AND HE REFUSES TO

ACT.

AND HERE WE HAVE AN EXAMPLE

IN EGYPT WHERE IT IS CLEAR

YOU'VE GOT A GROUP OF

PRO-WESTERN PEOPLE FIGHTING

AGAINST AN ISLAMIC, RADICAL,

FUNDAMENTALIST

DICTATORSHIP.

AND WE SHOULD BE ON THE SIDE

OF THE MILITARY.

INSTEAD OF THAT, WE'RE

WITHDRAWING AID FROM THE

WHOLE COUNTRY.

IT MAKES NO SENSE.

WE HAVE A DEEPLY FLAWED,

CONFUSED PRESIDENT.

AND, LEE, YOU SAID WHAT

WOULD I DO?

IN A SENSE, I WOULD HAVE

ACE ACTED A LOT SOONER TO

DO SOMETHING INTELLIGENT.

NOW IT MAY BE TOO LATE.

Lee: YOU HEARD CHRIS

MITCHELL IN HIS REPORT TALK

ABOUT THE SYRIAN REFUGEES.

WE WILL HAVE A LOOK AT WHAT

CBN IS

DOING TO HELP THOSE

REFUGEES IN JUST A FEW

MINUTES HERE ON "THE 700

CLUB."

THE

NATIONAL

SECURITY AGENCY

WAS SCOOPING UP THOUSANDS OF

INTERNET COMMUNICATIONS FROM

AMERICANS WITH NO CONNECTION

TO TERRORISM.

THE SURVEILLANCE COURT

ORDERED THE N.S.A. TO STOP

THE PRACTICE, BUT IT MAY

HAVE COLLECTED AS MANY AS

56,000 E-MAILS AND OTHER

COMMUNICATIONS BY ORDINARY

AMERICANS FOR THREE YEARS.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

CLAIMS THE N.S.A. DID NOT

INTEND TO GATHER THOSE

COMMUNICATIONS.

IT WAS AN UNINTENDED

CONSEQUENCE IN ATTEMPTS TO

TRACK TERRORIST SUSPECTS.

A SAN ANTONIO HIGH SCHOOL

STUDENT WHO REFUSED TO WEAR

AN I.D. BADGE WITH A

COMMUTER CHIP IS GOING BACK

TO SCHOOL.

LAST FALL ANDREA HERNANDEZ

REFUSED TO WEAR THE BADGE.

IT USES RADIO FREQUENCY

TECHNOLOGY TO TRACK

STUDENTS.

SHE SAYS IT VIOLATED HER

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, REMINDING

HER OF THE BIBLICAL MARK OF

THE BEAST.

THE DISTRICT SAID THE BADGES

HELP COUNT STUDENTS AND

INCREASE STATE FUNDING.

BUT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT

DECIDED TO SCRAP THE I.D.

PROGRAM, AND ALLOW HERNANDEZ

TO RETURN TO HER SCHOOL.

AN OUT OF CONTROL WILDFIRE

IS DAMAGING YOSEMITE PARK.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS

SPENT MORE THAN A BILLION

DOLLARS BATTLING FIRES OVER

THE PAST FIVE YEARS.

RIGHT NOW NEARLY 18,000

CREWS ARE FIGHTING THE

WILDFIRES BURNING

UNCONTAINED IN WESTERN

STATES.

THE

ONE NEAR YOSEMITE IS

FORCING THE EVACUATION OF

CAMPS AND NEARBY HOMES.

IT IS TERRIFYING HOW

UNPREDICTABLE IT IS AND HOW

FAST IT IS MOVING.

I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO

THINK ANYMORE, REALLY.

Lee: FOR THE FIRST TIME

IN FIVE YEARS, THE NATIONAL

INTERAGENCY FIRE CENTER HAS

RAISED THE WILDFIRE

PREPAREDNESS LEVEL TO THE

HIGHEST LEVEL.

PAT?

Pat: LEE, ONCE AGAIN,

GOVERNMENT GETS INVOLVED AND

MAKES MISTAKES.

AND THE THING THAT THEY

SHOULD HAVE ALLOWED IS

NORMAL FIRES TO TAKE PLACE

IN SMALLER AREAS, WHICH IS

THE NATURAL COURSE.

AND IT BURNS UP THE

UNDERGROWTH AND REALLY DEM

DIMINISHES THE CHANCES OF

THESE MAJOR FIRES.

BUT BY DOING THE WAY THEY

HAVE DONE IT OVER THE YEARS,

THEY HAVE EXACERBATED THE

PROBLEM.

AND WE HAVE ENORMOUS

WILDFIRES NOW.

YOU KNOW, TERRY, I WAS ON A

FIREFIGHTING CREW IN THE

FOREST SERVICE IN MONTANA.

AND I LEARNED A LITTLE

SOMETHING ABOUT FOREST

FIRES.

AND, BOY, TO GET TRAPPED IN

ONE OF THEM IS ONE DEADLY

MESS.

Terry: WE SAW THAT

RECENTLY.

WHY DO YOU THINK THERE IS AN

ALTERNATIVE TO THIS?

IT IS NOT JUST A DISASTER;

IT'S COSTLY.

Pat: IF THEY JUST LET

NATURE TAKE ITS COURSE,

THINGS WILL HAPPEN.

YOU'LL HAVE SMALLER FIRES

ALONG THE WAY.

BUT THEY HAVE A CONTAINMENT

POLICY THAT MITIGATES

AGAINST A NATURAL CLEARING

OUT OF THIS STUFF.

WHAT WE WERE DEALING WITH

WHEN I WORKED IN THE FIRE

SERVICES, THE LOGGING CREWS

WERE COMING UP FROM PRIVATE

INDUSTRY AND WERE CUTTING

DOWN TREES.

AND THEY HAD WHAT THEY

CALLED SLASH.

AND THEY JUST CUT THE

BRANCHES AND STUFF OFF THOSE

BIG TRUNKS AND JUST LEFT

THEM.

AND SO NOW YOU'VE GOT THIS

TINDER BOX --

Terry: EXACTLY.

Pat: -- UNDERNEATH THE

FIRE.

ONE OF THE THINGS WE WERE

SUPPOSED TO DO WAS TO GO OUT

AND PICK UP THIS STUFF AND

PILE IT UP AND HOPEFULLY

BURN IT.

BUT THESE ARE ONE OF THE

CAUSES.

AND, OF COURSE, THOSE DAYS

THE JAPANESE WERE SENDING

BALLOONS OVER THAT WERE

DROPPING IN OUR FOREST AND

STARTING FIRES.

SO THEY WOULD COME ACROSS

WITH THE PREVAILING WINDS IN

THE PACIFIC.

IT IS INTERESTING.

Terry: YOU WOULD LIKE

TO SEE THIS WOULDN'T HAPPEN

AGAIN YEAR AFTER YEAR AFTER

YEAR.

Pat: UNTIL THEY GET A

DIFFERENT POLICY OF FOREST

MANAGEMENT, IT IS GOING TO

CONTINUE TO HAPPEN.

LEE?

Lee: IN OTHER NEWS,

THERE IS A MAJOR NATURAL GAS

NATURAL DISASTER IN THE

PHILIPPINES.

MASSIVE RAINS HAVE BROUGHT

MASSIVE FLOODING.

BANKS AND SHOPS OF NEARLY

1200 PEOPLE ARE CLOSED.

CBN DISASTER RELIEF TEAMS

ARE THERE, AND SO IS OUR

ASIA CORRESPOND LUCILLE.

NATURAL MANILA AND AREAS

CLOSE WERE TRAUMATIZED BY

RAINS.

IT TURNED MAIN HIGHWAYS INTO

RIVERS, FORCING BOTH

GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE

OFFICES TO CLOSE, INCLUDING

THE U.S. EMBASSY.

MORE THAN 600,000 PEOPLE

WERE AFFECTED BY THE

DISASTER.

ONE-THIRD OF THESE PEOPLE

FLED TO EVACUATION CENTERS,

BUT THERE WERE THOSE WHO

CHOSE TO REMAIN IN THEIR

FLOODED HOMES.

DESPITE THE DANGER OF BEING

TRAPPED IN THE FLOODWATERS,

THE RESIDENTS HERE, WHICH

NUMBER ABOUT 1,000 FAMILIES,

OPTED TO STAY IN THEIR

HOMES.

THEY SAY THEY'RE NOT

COMFORTABLE IN THE VERY

CRAMPED EVACUATION CENTERS.

BUT FOR LORINA AND HER

1-YEAR-OLD SON, THIS SPACE

AT THE CORNER OF A SCHOOL

GYM WAS REFUGE FOR THEM.

IT WAS MY BIRTHDAY

YESTERDAY, AND I AM JUST SO

SAD WITH OUR SITUATION.

BUT WE HAD TO FLEE OUR HOUSE

BECAUSE THE WATER WAS

ALREADY UP TO MY NECK.

IT IS MY WISH THAT THIS

FLOODING WILL NEVER HAPPEN

AGAIN.

NOT ONLY FOR ME, BUT FOR ALL

OF US WHO ARE NOW

SUFFERING.

Reporter: THIS SCHOOL,

WHICH HAS BEEN TURNED INTO

AN EVACUATION CENTER, HOUSES

200 FAMILIES.

AMONG THEM ARE CBN'S

BENEFICIARIES OF THE "BLESS

A CHILD" PROGRAM.

5-YEAR-OLD ANGEL WAS ONE OF

THEM.

SHE WAS MALNOURISHED,

WEIGHING ONLY NINE KILOS

AFTER JOINING THE PROGRAM.

SHE NOW WEIGHS 14 KILOS.

HER GRANDMOTHER IS THANKFUL

BECAUSE ANGEL HAS BECOME

STRONGER TO ENDURE THEIR

PRESENT CONDITION.

AND SHE IS ALSO HAPPY THAT

THE CBN DISASTER RELIEF TEAM

BROUGHT FOOD, MATS, AND

BLANKETS FOR THEM AND THEIR

NEIGHBORS.

FIRST OF ALL, I THANK GOD

AND PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO COME

TO COMFORT US AND HELP US.

IT REALLY MEANS A LOT

BECAUSE OF ALL OF THE

HARDSHIPS THAT WE FACE.

Reporter: SHE IS ALSO

GRATEFUL TO HER PASTOR,

TERESA, WHO HAS PARTNERED

WITH CBN TO MEET NOT ONLY

THE SPIRITUAL NEEDS OF THEIR

COMMUNITY, BUT THEIR

PHYSICAL NEEDS AS WELL.

CBN HAS DEPLOYED SEVERAL

DISASTER RELIEF TEAMS TO THE

AFFECTED AREAS, TO

DISTRIBUTE FOOD, MATS, AND

BLANKETS TO THE FLOOD

VICTIMS.

TO EASE THEIR SUFFERING AND

HELP THEM RECOVER FROM THE

DISASTER.

LUCILLE TELLUCIN, CBN NEWS,

LAGOONA, THE PHILIPPINES.

Lee: IT IS A REAL

PICTURE OF JESUS CHRIST,

THAT HE LEFT

HIS OWN

SURROUNDINGS IN HEAVEN AND

CAME AND DWELT IN THE MIDST

OF THE MESS THAT IS EARTH.

Pat: THAT'S WHAT WE CAN

DO AT CBN.

LEE AND FOLKS, AS I

UNDERSTAND IT, THE PROGRESS

OF MANKIND, THE HUMAN BEINGS

GOT CLOSER TO SEA PORTS.

THEY GOT CLOSER TO WATER

BECAUSE TRANSPORTATION WAS

ON WATER, SO THEY COULD SHIP

GOODS BACK AND FORTH.

AND THESE BECAME PROSPEROUS,

AND, OF COURSE, ALONG THE

RIVERS AND SO FORTH YOU'LL

FIND POPULATION CENTERS.

BUT 80% OF THE PEOPLE LIVE

CLOSE TO WATER.

YOU GO TO SOME PLACE LIKE

MANILA, AND YOU SEE MANILA

BAY, AND THERE IS A GREAT

BIG OCEAN OUT THERE, AND IT

IS SO EASY FOR A CITY LIKE

MANILA TO GET FLOODED.

LOOK AT BANGLADESH, AND THE

OTHER AREAS, WHEN A TSUNAMI

HIT IN SOUTHEAST ASIA.

THEY'RE SUBJECT TO

FLOODING.

WE'RE GOING TO SEE A LOT OF

THAT AS THE CLIMATE GOES

THROUGH SOME CHANGES.

WHATEVER IS GOING ON.

IF, INDEED, THE POLAR ICE

CAPS BEGINS TO MELT AND THE

ICE IN GREENLAND BEGINS TO

MELT, THE SEA LEVELS WILL

RISE, AND THEY WON'T HAVE TO

RISE VERY MUCH TO HAVE

HIDEOUS FLOODING.

WE AT CBN WANT TO DO

EVERYTHING WE CAN TO HELP

PEOPLE IN THOSE SITUATIONS.

BUT IT'S COMING.

YOU FIGURE, HURRICANES,

THEY'RE ON WATER, AND THE

BIG POPULATION CENTERS ARE

GOING TO GET HIT.

IF THERE IS ANY KIND OF A

TSUNAMI THAT IS COMING

ACROSS THE ATLANTIC OR

SOMETHING LIKE THAT, IT IS

GOING TO HIT THE

POPULATION.

NEW YORK IS A WATER CITY,

PHILADELPHIA IS A WATER

CITY, AND NORFOLK, VIRGINIA,

IS A WATER CITY, AND MIAMI

IS A WATER CITY.

Terry: ONE OF THE

ADVANTAGES WE HAVE IS WE

HAVE WONDERFUL OFFICES IN

INDONESIA, IN MANILA, IN

THAILAND, SO WHEN THOSE

DISASTERS HAPPEN, WE HAVE

FEET ON THE GROUND

IMMEDIATELY.

Pat: IMMEDIATELY.

WE DID THAT IN BANDA ACHI.

WE WERE ONE OF THE THIR THE

FIRST ONES ON THE SCENE

THERE.

IF YOU WANT TO HELP, CBN

INTERNATIONAL,

1-800-759-0700, OR YOU CAN

SAY DISASTER RELIEF FUND,

CBN, VIRGINIA BEACH,

VIRGINIA.

WE WANT TO HELP PEOPLE, BUT

KEEP IN MIND, WE NEED TO BE

READY TO HELP THEM IN THESE

GREAT POPULATION CENTERS

THAT ARE CLOSE TO WATER.

TERRY?

Terry: COMING UP, MEET

A 6-YEAR-OLD WHO USED TO

SPEND HER TIME DODGING CARS

ALONG THE ROAD, BEGGING FOR

MONEY.

SEE HOW SHE AND OTHER SYRIAN

REFUGEES ARE FINDING HOPE

NOW IN THE MIDST OF THE

WORST HUMANITARIAN CRISIS.

THAT'S AFTER THIS.

AND THEN LATER ON, WHY DOES

THE MORMON CHURCH NEVER

DISPLAY A CROSS?

THAT'S JUST ONE OF THE

THINGS YOU'LL FIND OUT WHEN

A FORMER PROFESSOR OF

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

JOINS US.

Pat: WAR, PLAGUE,

FAMINE, IT LOOKS LIKE

INHUMANEITY FROM MAN TO MAN

GOES ON.

THE BRUTAL WAR IN SYRIA HAS

GONE ON FOR A YEAR.

BUT WHAT YOU DON'T HEAR

ABOUT IS THE HUGE

HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IT IS

CAUSING.

TWO MILLION REFUGEES HAVE

GOTTEN OUT OF SYRIA AND FLED

INTO NEARBY COUNTRIES.

GARY LANE BRINGS US A STORY

OF HOPE FROM THE BECCA

VALLEYS IN LEBANON.

Reporter: 17-YEAR-OLD

VIRAJ INCHES HIS WAY ALONG

THE PATHWAY TO THE FAMILY

TENT.

IT IS A TEDIOUS SORD DEAL. TEDIOUS ORDEAL.

HE NEARLY DIED IN SYRIA,

WHEN A ROCKET EXPLODED IN

HIS LIVING ROOM.

TOSSING HIM FROM THE

WINDOW.

THE FALL BROKE HIS ARM, AND

HOT SHRAPNEL WENT INTO HIS

CHEST AND BACK.

I DID NOT KNOW WHAT

HAPPENED.

I DIDN'T WAKE UP UNTIL I WAS

IN THE HOSPITAL HERE IN

LEBANON.

THE DOCTORS DIDN'T THINK I

WOULD SURVIVE.

Reporter: HIS LITTLE

BROTHER, MOHAMED, HAS HIS

OWN CHALLENGES.

HE IS STILL TRAUMATIZED BY

HIS FATHER'S DEATH.

HIS FATHER'S BLOODY BODY

FELL INTO HIS LAP.

I PHONED MY MOM AND TOLD

HER WHAT HAPPENED.

I WAITED THERE WITH THE

BLOOD-SOAKED CLOTHES UNTIL

SOMEONE CAME AND PICKED ME

UP.

Reporter: THE FAMILY

HAS SUFFERED A THIRD

TRAGEDY.

VIRAJ'S 19-YEAR-OLD BROTHER

DISAPPEARED DURING THE

FIGHTING MONTHS AGO.

THE FAMILY THINKS HE WAS

CAPTURED OR KILLED.

CBN IS PARTNERING TO HELP

PEOPLE LIKE VIRAJ AND HIS

FAMILY.

EACH HAVE EXPERIENCED

HARDSHIP, SUFFERING, OR

DEATH.

THIS YOUNG MOTHER TRAVELLED

TO LEBANON ALONE WITH HER

FOUR CHILDREN.

SHE LEFT SYRIA AFTER A

SNIPER KILLED HER HUSBAND.

THE WORKER WHO VISITS US

IS CLOSE TO OUR HEART.

WE LACK NOTHING BECAUSE SHE

IS A GOOD LADY.

SHE HAS COMPASSION FOR US

AND IS A SWEETHEART.

Reporter: THIS FAMILY

OF 10 ARRIVED THE DAY WE

VISITED ONE OF THE CAMPS.

MILITARY PLANES BOMBED THEIR

SYRIAN VILLAGE.

WE CAME WITH NOTHING BUT

THE CLOTHES WE ARE WEARING.

Reporter: THE UNITED

NATIONS REPORTS 650,000

SYRIAN REFUGEES NOW LIVE IN

LEBANON.

IN THIS COUNTRY OF FOUR

MILLION, THAT MEANS ONE OF

EVERY SIX PEOPLE IS A SYRIAN

REFUGEE.

IT IS THE WORST HUMANITARIAN

CRISIS IN THE WORLD TODAY.

THEY SOUGHT REFUGE IN PLACES

LIKE THIS CAMP.

THIS IS NOT FAR FROM THE

SYRIAN BORDER.

THEY'RE GETTING FOOD, WATER,

AND SHELTER AND SAFETY HERE,

BUT THEY SAY WHAT THEY NEED

MOST OF ALL AT THIS TIME IS

EDUCATION FOR THEIR

CHILDREN.

"HEART FOR LEBANON" HAS

RESPONDED, HELPING THESE

AT-RISK CHILDREN DEVELOP

EMOTIONALLY AND

SPIRITUALLY.

FATIMA IS A 10-YEAR-OLD

CHILD WHO IS MAKING

PROGRESS.

SHE LIVES IN A TENT WITH HER

FATHER'S TWO WIVES AND 15

FAMILY MEMBERS.

HER SCHOOL ATTENDANCE

PLEASES HER FATHER.

FATIMA HAS BENEFITED FROM

HER SCHOOL ATTENDANCE.

SHE IS BETTER EDUCATED THAN

BEFORE, AND HAS EVEN LEARNED

ENGLISH.

FATIMA NOW HAS BECOME

MORE CONFIDENT AND NOW

OUTGOING.

NOW SHE CAN INTERACT WITH

HER FRIENDS AND CAN SHARE

MORE EASILY.

AND, ALSO, SHE KNOWS THAT

GOD LOVES HER

UNCONDITIONALLY AND

COMPLETELY.

HER TRUST IN GOD HAS BUILT

MORE TRUST IN HER OWN

ABILITIES, AND EVEN HER

NEW-FOUND TRUST IN OTHERS.

Reporter: 6-YEAR-OLD

MOSIN IS AMONG THE STUDENTS

RECEIVING MUCH-NEEDED

MEALS.

NOT ONLY HAS HE LEARNED TO

READ AND WRITE, BUT HE HAS

ALSO BEEN TAUGHT MORAL

LESSONS BASED ON BIBLICAL

VALUES.

HIS MOTHER SAYS THAT HAS

MADE A BIG DIFFERENCE.

IT IS GOOD FOR HIM TO

STUDY AND PLAY IN A GOOD

PLACE.

HE NOW TAKES INSTRUCTIONS

AND IS MORE OBEDIENT AND

RESPECTFUL, AND DOES NOT USE

AS MANY BAD WORDS AS

BEFORE.

Reporter: LAST YEAR 6

IAR 6-YEAR-OLD HISAN SPENT

TIME ALONG THE ROADS,

DODGING CARS AND BEGGING FOR

MONEY.

SHE ENJOYS RECITING THE

ENGLISH ALPHABET.

AND FOR

A FEW MOMENTS EACH

MONTH, THESE SYRIAN KIDS

LAUGH, AND MAYBE FORGET

THEIR HARDSHIP FAR FROM

HOME.

THEY TEACH THEM SONGS, PLAY

GAMES, AND PERFORM SKITS.

MANY HAVE MORAL LESSONS

TAKEN FROM THE BIBLE.

THIS ONE TEACHES THEM ABOUT

SHARING.

CBN AND PARTNER "HEART FOR

LEBANON" ARE DEMONSTRATING

THE LOVE OF CHRIST, MEETING

THE PHYSICAL NEEDS OF

REFUGEES IN CRISIS, REACHING

OUT, TOUCHING SYRIAN HEARTS

AND YOUNG LIVES IN LEBANON.

IN LEBANON'S MECCA VALLEY,

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS.

Pat: WELL, HE CAME INTO

DARKNESS, BUT THE DARKNESS

COULDN'T ENVELOPE HIM.

THE DARKNESS CANNOT PUT OUT

THE LIGHT.

YOU CANNOT PUT OUT THE LIGHT

WHEN YOU HAVE THE DARKNESS.

AND YOU CANNOT WIN.

JESUS IS WINNING.

IT LOOKS LIKE THE DARKNESS

MAY BE WINNING, BUT THAT'S

ONE EXAMPLE, "THE HEART FOR

LEBANON."

Terry: UP NEXT, MEET

LYNN WILDER, WHO SPENT MORE

THAN 30 YEARS IN THE MORMON

CHURCH.

FIND OUT WHY SHE LEFT WHEN

WE COME BACK.

Terry: LYNN WILDER

WASN'T BORN INTO A MORMON

FAMILY.

SHE AND HER HUSBAND BECAME

LATTER-DAY SAINTS IN 1977,

JUST WEEKS AFTER MORMON

MISSIONARIES KNOCKED ON

THEIR DOOR.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: LYNN WILDER

AND HER FAMILY WERE DEEPLY

ROOTED IN THE MORMON FAITH

FOR OVER 30 YEARS.

SHE ATTENDED TEMPLE SERVICES

EVERY WEEK, AND SPENT

COUNTLESS HOURS FULFILLING

RELIGIOUS DUTIES.

SHE TAUGHT HER CHILDREN THE

MORMON GOSPEL AND WAS EVEN A

PROFESSOR AT BRIGHAM YOUNG

UNIVERSITY.

TO HER, IT WAS LIKE FAMILY.

THEN ONE DAY HER 18-YEAR-OLD

SON, WHO HAD BECOME A

CHRISTIAN, CHALLENGED HER

AND THE FAMILY TO READ THE

NEW TESTAMENT, AND

EVERYTHING CHANGED.

IN HER BOOK "UNVEILING

GRACE," LYNN SHARES HOW HER

EYES AND HER FAMILY'S WERE

OPEN TO THE TRUTH, AND HOW

ONE BY ONE EACH OF THEM

FOUND THEIR WAY OUT OF THE

MORMON CHURCH.

Terry: PLEASE WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB," LYNN

WILDER.

LYNN, IT IS GREAT TO HAVE

YOU HERE.

HI, TERRY.

I'M GLAD TO BE HERE.

Terry: I FOUND YOUR

BOOK SO FASCINATING.

TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT

IT WAS THAT ATTRACTED YOU TO

THE MORMON CHURCH.

I MENTIONED SOME

MISSIONARIES CAME TO YOUR

DOOR.

HOW DID YOUR FAMILY GET

INVOLVED?

MY HUSBAND AND I WERE

MARRIED AND NO CHILDREN.

WE WERE LOOKING FOR A

CHURCH, AND I THINK WE

THOUGHT IT WAS ANOTHER

CHRISTIAN OPTION.

THE PEOPLE WERE WONDERFUL.

MORMON PEOPLE JUST TAKE YOU

IN AND LOVE ON YOU.

A VERY STRONG COMMUNITY AND

CULTURE.

Terry: TALK A LITTLE

BIT ABOUT HOW INVOLVED YOUR

FAMILY WAS.

YOU WERE VERY INVOLVED?

OH, MY.

WITHIN SIX MONTHS, MY

HUSBAND AND I BOTH HAD

LEADERSHIP CALLINGS IN THE

CHURCH.

FOR 30 YEARS WE WERE VERY

STRONG IN THE CHURCH.

I WAS A TENURED PROFESSOR AT

THE MORMON CHURCH-OWNED

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY.

MY HUSBAND WAS A HIGH

PRIEST.

WE LOVED THE CHURCH.

WE REALLY BELIEVED IT WAS

THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST.

Terry: WE MENTIONED

EARLIER THAT THERE ARE NO

CROSSES IN MORMON CHURCHES.

SOMETIMES WHEN YOU SEE

STEEPLES, IT DOESN'T ALWAYS

OCCUR TO YOU THAT YOU DON'T

SEE A CROSS.

I WANT TO TALK A LITTLE BIT

ABOUT SOME OF THE

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE

MORMON CHURCH AND A TYPICAL

CHRISTIAN DENOMINATION

BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT OF

DEEP THEOLOGICAL

DIFFERENCES.

WHY NO CROSSES?

WELL, THE MORMONS SAY

THAT THE ATONEMENT HAPPENED

IN THE GARDEN.

SO THE ATONEMENT DIDN'T

HAPPEN ON THE CROSS.

SO THE ONLY THING THAT

HAPPENED ON THE CROSS FOR

THE MORMONS IS THE DEATH OF

JESUS.

SO THEY SAY IF YOUR BROTHER

DIED BY A GUN, WOULD YOU

WEAR A GUN AROUND YOUR

NECK?

IT JUST DOESN'T MAKE SENSE

TO THEM.

WHEN I STARTED TO READ THE

NEW TESTAMENT AND LEARN

ABOUT THE CROSS AND THE

BLOOD, THOSE ARE BOTH

FOREIGN CONCEPTS TO

MORMONISM, I WAS JUST SO

MOVED, MOVED TO TEARS.

Terry: IT WAS OBVIOUS

IN YOUR BOOK THAT YOU WERE.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT

WE SHOULD TALK ABOUT IS HOW

READING THE WORD, THE BIBLE,

THE WORD OF GOD, REALLY WAS

PART OF YOUR JOURNEY TO

FINDING TRUTH AND FINDING

WHAT YOU'D BEEN LOOKING FOR

IN THE VERY BEGINNING.

Reporter: THAT WAS THE

JOURNEY.

MY SON BEGAN TO READ THE NEW

TESTAMENT WHEN HE WAS ON HIS

MORMON MISSION.

Terry: THIS IS MICAH?

MICAH, YES.

AND HE READ IT OVER AND OVER

FOR 20 MONTHS, UNTIL HIS

EYES WAS COMPLETELY OPEN TO

THE FACT THIS WAS A

DIFFERENT GOSPEL THAN

MORMONISM, AND THAT YOU

NEEDED TO CHOOSE CHRIST AND

THE BIBLE OR MORMON

DOCTRINE.

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED

TO ME.

HE REACHED BACK TO HIS

PARENTS AND SAID, PLEASE

READ THE NEW TESTAMENT.

ONCE I GOT INTO IT, IT

BECAME ALL CONSUMING, ALMOST

AN OBSESSION.

I COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN.

I DIDN'T WANT TO BREATHE OR

EAT OR SLEEP.

I JUST WANTED TO READ ABOUT

THIS WONDERFUL GOD OF

GRACE.

Terry: WHY WOULD MOST

MORMONS NOT HAVE READ THE

NEW TESTAMENT.

BECAUSE I THINK A LOT OF

MORMONS CONSIDER THEMSELVES

TO BE CHRISTIANS.

SO HOW DOES THE BIBLE GET

LEFT OUT OF THAT?

MORMONS HAVE FOUR

STANDARD WORKS OR

SCRIPTURES.

THE BIBLE IS ONE OF THE

FOUR, BUT THEY DON'T BELIEVE

THAT IT IS TRANSLATED

CORRECTLY.

THAT IT IS SOMETIMES

MISTRANSLATED.

SO THEY DON'T TRUST THE

BIBLE.

BUT THEY TRUST THEIR OTHER

THREE SOURCES.

SO PEOPLE IN MORMONISM WOULD

HAVE READ THE BIBLE --

Terry: WELL, WHEN

YOU'VE GOT FOUR DIFFERENT

BOOKS YOU'RE WORKING FROM,

AND YOU FEEL THREE ARE MORE

IN LINE WITH WHAT YOU

BELIEVE, YOU PROBABLY SPEND

MORE TIME ON THOSE.

YEAH.

Terry: THERE IS A

CONCEPT IN MORMONISM OF

HEAVENLY FATHER, BUT IT IS

NOT THE SAME CONCEPT AS GOD

THE FATHER THAT WE IN THE

CHRISTIAN FAITH SPEAK OF.

TALK ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE

BETWEEN THE TWO.

ONE OF THE THINGS I

STARTED REALIZING WHEN I

STARTED READING THE NEW

TESTAMENT IS THAT THIS WAS

NOT THE SAME GOD HEAD.

SUPPOSEDLY GOD THE FATHER

APPEARED TO JOSEPH SMITH,

THE FOUNDER OF MORMONISM,

AND HE HAD A BODY OF FLESH

AND BONES.

THAT'S NOT THE GOD OF THE

BIBLE.

THE FATHER OF THE BIBLE IS A

SPIRIT.

AND SO AS I READ THE NEW

TESTAMENT, I BEGAN TO SEE

SOME REAL DIFFERENCES.

AND THE GOD OF MORMONISM

WORKED HIS WAY TO GOD HOOD.

HE WAS A MAN.

Terry: AND YOU WERE

TOLD IT IS POSSIBLE THAT YOU

WORKED TOWARDS THIS --

RIGHT.

ONE OF THE PURPOSES OF GOING

TO THE MORMON TEMPLE IS FOR

PRIESTHOOD MEMBERS, MALES,

TO WORK THEMSELVES TO BECOME

GODS, YES.

Terry: TELL ME ABOUT

YOUR FAMILY.

BECAUSE THIS IS -- MY HEART

BROKE FOR YOU AS I READ YOUR

BOOK.

I THOUGHT, TO BE SO

ENTRENCHED, AND REALLY YOU

CAME ONE BY ONE.

I MEAN, IT WAS A PAINFUL

PROCESS.

IT WASN'T LIKE THIS WAS

SOMETHING WHERE SOMEONE CAME

TO YOU WITH ANOTHER WORD ONE

DAY AND YOU ALL JUST WALKED

AWAY.

YOU REALLY HAD TO DO SOME

SERIOUS SOUL-SEARCHING,

SCRIPTURE READING,

QUESTIONING OF ALL OF THIS.

IT HAD TO BE INCREDIBLY

PAINFUL.

YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND IN

THE MORMON CHURCH, IT IS

YOUR ENTIRE LIFE.

IT IS NOT JUST A CHURCH YOU

GO TO ON SUNDAY.

IT IS 24/7.

AND SO LEAVING THAT BRINGS

UPON YOU A REJECTION.

AND THAT'S SOMETHING YOU

HAVE TO CONSIDER VERY

SERIOUSLY.

BUT THE MORE I MET THE GOD

OF THE BIBLE, HE BECAME SO

LARGE TO ME AND SO WORTH IT

TO ME, THAT LITTLE BY LITTLE

YOU REALIZE YOU COULD GIVE

UP ANYTHING FOR THIS GOD,

AND THAT'S WHAT WE DID.

Terry: JUST THE

UNDERSTANDING SEEMS SO HUGE

TO ME.

IT WAS VERY REFRESHING TO ME

AS A BELIEVER TO REREAD YOUR

DISCOVERY OF TRUTHS FROM THE

BIBLE, BUT THE UNDERSTANDING

THAT JESUS PAID THE PRICE.

THAT THE WORK WAS COMPLETED

ON CALVARY.

THERE IS A STRIVING THAT

GOES ON WITHOUT THAT TO

SOMEHOW IN OUR FLESH ATTAIN

SOME KIND OF PERFECTION OR

ACCEPTABILITY THAT IS SO

WEIGHTY.

YOU FOUND FREEDOM FROM

THAT?

AMEN.

AND I LOVE RESTING IN

JESUS.

IT IS A WHOLE DIFFERENT LIFE

THAN CONSTANTLY STRIVING,

STRIVING, STRIVING TO DO

WORKS THAT PLEASE HIM SO

THAT HE MIGHT SAVE ME BY HIS

GRACE.

IT SAYS IN THE BOOK OF

MORMON, SAVED BY GRACE AFTER

ALL WE DO.

SO YOU HAVE TO DO ALL YOU

CAN FIRST AND THEN HOPE IT

IS ENOUGH.

Terry: THERE IS SO MUCH

THAT WE DON'T HAVE TIME TO

TALK ABOUT THAT IS IN THE

BOOK, BUT ONE OF THE THINGS

THAT STRUCK ME -- AND I WANT

TO MENTION IT BECAUSE MAYBE

WE HAVE SOME PEOPLE IN THE

MORMON FAITH WATCHING TODAY,

BUT YOUR HEART OF REAL

CONCERN AND BROKENNESS FOR

PEOPLE WHO WERE STILL IN

THAT STRIVING MODE, STILL

TRYING, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY

TO PEOPLE WHO ARE SEEKING

TODAY WHO MIGHT BE LISTENING

TO US?

I WOULD ASK MORMONS TO

READ THE NEW TESTAMENT IN

CONTEXT, FROM ONE END TO THE

OTHER.

Terry: LIKE A CHILD.

LIKE A CHILD.

LIKE YOU DON'T KNOW

ANYTHING, AND YOU WANT GOD

TO TEACH YOU, AND SEE WHAT

GOD DOES WITH YOUR LIFE.

Terry: WELL, IT'S A

FASCINATING BOOK.

I THANK YOU FOR YOUR CANDOR

IN IT AND FOR SHARING YOUR

STORY TODAY.

I'M SURE IT HAS BEEN A

DIFFICULT JOURNEY FOR ALL OF

YOU.

BUT I SEE YOUR JOY AND YOUR

FREEDOM IN WHAT YOU'VE

WRITTEN.

IT IS GREAT TO HAVE YOU

HERE.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HEAR

MORE ABOUT LYNN'S STORY, YOU

CAN READ HER BOOK.

IT'S CALLED "UNVEILING

GRACE."

IT IS AVAILABLE WHEREVER

BOOKS ARE SOLD.

THANKS, LYNN.

PAT?

Pat: WELL, COMING UP

LATER, YOU'RE GOING TO MEET

AN NBA HOPEFUL WHO WAS NOT

THE NEXT LEBRON JAMES.

HE HAD A BROKEN LEG.

AND HE IS STILL HELPING

DREAMS COME TRUE FOR OTHER

YOUNG ATHLETES.

AND THEN WE'LL BE BRINGING

IT ON WITH YOUR E-MAIL

QUESTIONS.

MARTIN WANTS TO KNOW, "HOW

CAN I BREAK THE CHAINS AND

CLEANSE MY MIND OF SEXUAL

SIN."

STAY TUNED FOR THE ANSWER.

WELCOME BACK TO

WASHINGTON FOR THIS CBN NEWS

BREAK.

HINDU EXTREMISTS HAVE

ATTACKED A CHRISTIAN FAMILY

IN ROGESTAN, INDIA.

FOUR MEN WENT INTO A

PASTOR'S HOUSE LOOKING TO

HIM AND HIS WIFE.

WHEN THEY COULDN'T FIND HIM,

THEY ATTACKED AND SERIOUSLY

INJURED HIS MOTHER.

THEY TOLD THEM THEY HAD TO

CONVERT TO HINDUISM OR THEY

WOULD BE CUT TO PIECES.

THEY HOPE INCITING SOCIETY

AGAINST CHRISTIANS CAN HELP

THEM WIN VOTES.

CHRISTIANS FACING

PERSECUTION IN THE PUBLIC OF

SUDAN ARE BEING FLOWN OUT OF

THE COUNTRY.

THE BARNABY FUND HAS ALREADY

HELPED MORE THAN 5,000

CHRISTIANS ESCAPE FROM

SUDAN.

THE MINISTRY HOPES TO FLY

OUT ANOTHER 100 IN THE

COMING DAYS.

IT IS 98% MUSLIM AND RULED

BY SHARI'A LAW.

THEY HAVE VOWED TO CREATE A

100% ISLAMIC CONSTITUTION.

EVACUATED CHRISTIANS ARE

TAKEN TO SOUTH SUDAN, A NEW

NATION FOUNDED BY CHRISTIANS

SEEKING FREEDOM.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

GOING TO OUR WEBSITE AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

PAT AND TERRY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Pat: WELCOME BACK.

YOU'RE WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB."

WE'RE DELIGHTED TO HAVE ALL

OF YOU WITH US.

WE'VE GOT SOME GOOD STUFF

COMING.

LIKE MANY YOUNG MEN, ANTHONY

ROADMAN HA ANTHONY RHODMAN

HAD A DREAM OF PLAYING IN

THE NBA.

MAYBE ANOTHER LEBRON JAMES.

AND HE HAD ENOUGH TALENT TO

MAKE A SHOT AT IT.

BUT BEFORE HE GOT THE

OPPORTUNITY, AN INJURY SHOT

HIM DOWN.

Reporter: WELCOME TO

COLUMBUS, OHIO, WHERE FOR

ANTHONY RHODMAN IT IS

ANOTHER DAY AT THE OFFICE.

WELL, NOT QUITE.

HIS DAY BEGINS AT 3 A.M.,

AND BY 5 A.M., HE IS PUTTING

SOME OF THE YOUNG BASKETBALL

STARS THROUGH A REGIMEN YOU

CAN'T IMAGINE.

IT GOES FROM THE GYM TO THE

HILL AND BACK TO THE GYM,

ALL IN THE SAME DAY.

WHY DOES HE DO IT, YOU MIGHT

ASK?

BECAUSE ROUGHLY 10 YEARS

AGO, HE WAS IN THE SAME

POSITION AS THESE YOUNG MEN,

FOCUSED ON GETTING TO THE

NBA.

HE WAS TAUGHT THAT FAITH

PLUS DETERMINATION WOULD

EQUAL SUCCESS.

THE PROBLEM WAS HE DIDN'T

BELIEVE IT.

I USED TO SAY THE RIGHT

THINGS.

I WAS TRAINED TO.

BUT I DIDN'T REALLY

UNDERSTAND OR BELIEVE IT.

SO WHAT I SAID WAS, I'M

GOING TO THE NBA, I'M GOING

TO GET PAID AND TAKE CARE OF

MY FAMILY AND HAVE FUN.

BUT I WAS TRAINED TO SAY,

I'M GOING TO DO IT FOR THE

LORD.

SO I WAS SAVED, BUT IT

WASN'T IN MY HEART YET.

THAT WAS AN ISSUE.

Reporter: BY THE TIME

HE GRADUATED FROM HIGH

SCHOOL, HE HAD OFFERS TO

PLAY FOR BROWN UNIVERSITY,

BUT IT DIDN'T QUITE WORK

OUT, SO HE SPENT TWO YEARS

AT A JUNIOR COLLEGE, WHICH

LED TO A FULL SCHOLARSHIP TO

PLAY FOR LOUISIANA,

LAFAYETTE.

BUT HE WAS EVEN FURTHER AWAY

FROM GOD.

GOD WAS ON THE FAR BACK

BURNER AT THIS TIME.

I WASN'T DOING ANYTHING

CRAZY THAT THE WORLD SAYS IS

CRAZY, BUT IN GOD'S

STANDARDS, I WAS NOT DOING

WHAT HE NEEDED ME TO DO.

WHEN HE KEPT TELLING ME, I

NEED YOU TO COME BACK TO

ME.

COME CLOSER TO ME.

COME CLOSER TO ME.

I HEAR YOU, LORD, BUT I'M

GOING TO THE LEAGUE.

I'LL TALK TO YOU WHEN I GET

THERE.

AND GOD SAID, I NEED TO GET

YOUR ATTENTION.

AND BASKETBALL AT THAT TIME

WAS MY GOD.

Reporter: WITH GOD ON

THE BACK BURNER, ANTHONY

PRESSED AHEAD TOWARDS HIS

GOAL.

I HAD A GREAT TEAM.

THEY JUST WENT TO THE

TOURNAMENT THE YEAR BEFORE.

ALL THEY NEEDED WAS A POINT

GUARD.

THAT WAS THE FINAL PIECE.

AND RIGHT BEFORE THE SEASON

STARTED, I BROKE MY ANKLE.

Reporter: WITH A BROKEN

ANKLE, ANTHONY COULDN'T

PERFORM ON THE COURT.

IN THE END, HE LOST HIS

SANTA CLAUS PARADE AND

SCHOLARSHIP AND HAD TO

RETURN HOME.

I WAS ANGRY AT THE

SCHOOL, ANGRY I GOT HURT --

I WAS JUST ANGRY AT THAT

POINT.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING

ON.

Reporter: IT SEEMED

THAT ALL WAS LOST, BUT

ANTHONY KEPT HIS FOCUS ON

GETTING TO THE NBA.

HE WASN'T HOME LONG BEFORE

ONE OF THE LOCAL COLLEGES

OFFERED HIM A SPOT ON THEIR

TEAM.

IT WASN'T EXACTLY HIS FIRST

CHOICE, BUT HE ACCEPTED IT.

WHILE HE WAS THERE, HE WAS

WATCHING TV ONE NIGHT AND HE

HEARD A MAN THAT PUT LIFE

INTO PERSPECTIVE FOR HIM.

I WOKE UP IN THE MIDDLE

OF THE NIGHT, AND IT WAS THE

FIRST TIME IN MY WHOLE

LIFE -- I GREW UP IN THE

CHURCH, AND FOR MY WHOLE

LIFE, IT IS THE FIRST TIME I

WAS, LIKE, THIS IS IT.

THIS IS IT.

I CAME HOME AND I ASKED MY

STEPFATHER, I HEARD GOD.

HE HAS THIS FUNNY ACCENT,

BUT HE TALKED ABOUT THE

KINGDOM OF GOD.

AND HE SAID, I LOVE THAT

GUY.

THAT IS MYLES MONROE.

Reporter: ANTHONY

LISTENED TO MORE FROM MYLES

MONROE, AND HE DECIDED TO

GIVE HIS LIFE TO GOD.

HIS DESIRE TO PLAY AND THE

NBA HAD DEVELOPED INTO

SOMETHING NEW.

AND RIGHT BEFORE I

GRADUATED FROM RABANA, GOD

GAVE ME ANOTHER DREAM.

HE SAID, I WANT YOU TO

CREATE THIS FACILITY.

I WANT YOU TO TRAIN UP

ATHLETES, AND I WANT YOU TO

BUILD THEM UP.

AND THIS IS SPORT, MEDIA

ENTERTAINMENT.

I WANT YOU TO BUILD THEM UP

FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

Reporter: DURING THIS

GRADUATION PARTY, ANTHONY

RECEIVED JUST ENOUGH MONEY

TO START HIS BUSINESS.

AND "IN GOD SPORTS TRAINING"

WAS STARTED.

I DIDN'T HAVE ANY

CLIENTS, ANY MONEY.

I DIDN'T HAVE A CAR.

I DIDN'T HAVE NOTHING.

I SAID, LORD, WHATEVER YOU

WANT ME TO DO, I'LL GO.

Reporter: TWO OF HIS

CLIENTS WERE SELECTED IN THE

FIRST ROUND OF THIS YEAR'S

NBA DRAFT.

WHAT STARTED WITH THEM HAS

GROWN INTO THIS, A

BROTHERHOOD THAT IS MENDED

BY GOD, SWEAT, AND

DEDICATION TO EACH OTHER AND

THE GAME OF BASKETBALL.

WHAT IS IT THAT YOU WANT

THESE YOUNG MEN TO GET?

I WANT THEM TO UNDERSTAND

WHO THEY ARE IN TERMS OF THE

MOST HIGH GOD.

I WANT THEM TO USE THIS

PLATFORM OF THIS GAME,

BASKETBALL, TO SPREAD THE

MESSAGE AND CHANGE THE

CULTURE AROUND THEM SO WE

CAN RESEMBLE OUR GOD, THE

KING, LIKE WE'RE SUPPOSED

TO.

I WANT THOSE YOUNG MEN TO

IMAGINE WHAT THEY COULD

ACCOMPLISH IF FEAR WERE NOT

AN OPTION.

Pat: BOY, HE HAS GOT

IT, HASN'T HE?

ANTHONY RHODMAN.

WONDERFUL GUY.

Terry: WHEN THE

IMPOSSIBLE BECOMES NORMAL.

I'M BREATHLESS JUST WATCHING

THOSE GUYS GO UP THAT HILL.

Pat: THAT'S NOT FOR ME,

NOT THESE DAYS.

Terry: LET'S TAKE SOME

"BRING IT ON" QUESTIONS,

PAT.

THIS FIRST IS FROM

ESMERALDA, WHO SAYS, "MY

12-YEAR-OLD ASKED ME, IS ALL

MUSIC BAD, EVEN IF IT SPEAKS

POSITIVE LYRICS.

DOES IT MAKE ONE UNHOLY?

I WAS BROUGHT UP IN A STRICT

CHRISTIAN HOME, WHERE EVEN

LUCKY CHARMS WERE BAD TO

EAT.

AT TIMES I STILL FEEL GUILTY

ABOUT LISTENING TO MUSIC OR

DOING OTHER THINGS THAT I

KNOW IN MY HEART ARE NOT

WRONG.

WHAT DO I TELL MY

DAUGHTER?"

Pat: ESMERALDA, I DON'T

NO WHAT CHURCH WERE YOU

BROUGHT UP IN, BUT THERE ARE

SOME FUNDAMENTALISTS THAT

HAVE JUST MISSED IT.

YOU READ JOB.

GOD ASKED JOB, WHERE WERE

YOU WHEN I LAID THE

FOUNDATIONS OF THE EARTH?

AND THE SONS OF GOD SHOUTED

FOR JOY AND THE MORNING

STARS SANG TOGETHER.

AT THE VERY START OF

CREATION THE STARS WERE

SINGING.

AND IF YOU COULD SEE A

SHIFTING OF THE SPECTRUM,

THERE IS ACTUALLY MUSIC THAT

COMES OUT.

GOD PUT MUSIC IN THE WORLD.

AND WE HAVE MAKE A JOYFUL

NOISE UNTO THE LORD.

SERVE THE LORD WITH GLADNESS

AND SINGING.

AND TO HAVE A DENOMINATION

TO SAY IT IS SINFUL TOLITION

TO LISTEN TO MUSIC -- I GET

EXCITED.

Terry: MARTIN SAYS,

"HOW CAN I BREAK THE CHAINS

OF SEXUAL IMMORTALITY AND

COMMITTING SEXUAL SINCE."

Pat: MARTIN, YOUNG MEN

HAVE TREMENDOUS TEMPTATIONS.

YOU'RE NOT YET MARRIED AND

SO IT IS REALLY TOUGH.

I DO NOT MINIMIZE THE

PROBLEM.

BUT THE BIBLE SAYS, HOW DOES

A YOUNG MAN CLEANSE HIS

WAY?

AND THE ANSWER IS BY TAKING

HEED TO ACCORDING TO THY

WORD.

THAT I MIGHT NOT SIN AGAINST

THEE.

SO WHAT DO YOU DO?

YOU DON'T WATCH PORN.

YOU DON'T WATCH SUGGESTIVE

THINGS ON TELEVISION.

YOU DON'T OBSESS ON SOME

CATALOG AND LOOK AT THE

SWIMSUIT ISSUE.

YOU STAY AWAY FROM THIS.

AND THEN YOU FOCUS ON THE

BIBLE.

YOU FILL YOUR HEART.

DAY BY DAY YOU MEMORIZE THY

WORD.

THY WORD HAVE I HID IN MY

HEART.

SPEND TIME MEMORIZING

SCRIPTURE.

AND WHEN THE TEMPTATION

COMES, THAT STUFF WILL COME

BACK TO YOU.

AND IT WILL GIVE YOU THE

ANSWER TO YOUR LIFE.

THAT'S THE WAY TO GO.

BUT YOU HAVE TO -- IF YOUR

EYES OFFEND YOU, PLUCK IT

OUT.

IF YOU'RE WATCHING THIS

STUFF, YOU'VE GOT TO CUT IT

OFF.

YOU CAN'T BE PETTING THIS

THING.

Terry: ELLE SAYS, "I'M

STRUGGLING WITH HOW TO

RELATE TO OUR HEAVEN

FATHER'S LOVE BECAUSE I WAS

ONE OF NINE CHILDREN WHO

FELT VERY LEFT OUT BY BOTH

MOTHER AND FATHER.

I AM TRYING.

CAN YOU HELP?"

Pat: THE BIBLE SAYS GOD

IS A SPIRIT.

I KNOW HE IS PRESENTED AS A

FATHER.

IF YOU THINK YOUR FATHER WAS

A BAD GUY, START THINKING

ABOUT A SPIRIT.

THINKING ABOUT A SPIRIT WHO

HAS NO FORM, WHO HAS NO

BODY, BUT IS PURE LOVE.

GOD IS LOVE.

HE IS LOVE ITSELF.

AND YOU START THINKING ABOUT

LOVE AND JUST THINKING ABOUT

A SPIRIT, AND YOU THINK

ABOUT THE HUGE VASTNESS OF

THE UNIVERSE AND THE SPIRIT

THAT CREATED ALL OF THAT.

AND YOU BEGIN TO WORSHIP

THAT SPIRIT.

GOD IS A SPIRIT.

AND THEY THAT WORSHIP MUST

WORSHIP IN SPIRIT AND IN

TRUTH.

SO START WORSHIPPING IN

SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH.

AND PRAISE HIM AND WORSHIP

HIM, AND YOU WATCH HOW THAT

LOVE COMES INTO YOUR HEART.

Terry: ALEX SAYS, "I'VE

BEEN PRAYING FOR ISRAEL

REGARDING THE ONGOING

CONFLICTS.

WHY DOES THE WORD TURN A

BLIND EYE TO THE NEEDS AND

SUFFERING OF ISRAEL'S

PEOPLE, BUT TURN THEIR EYES

AND SYMPATHY TOWARDS

ISRAEL'S AGGRESSORS?"

Pat: FOLKS, THERE IS A

DEVIL.

MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT.

HE IS CALLED SATAN.

AND HE HATES GOD AND HE

HATES WHAT GOD LIKES.

NOW, ISRAEL IS THE EVIDENCE

OF GOD IN THIS WORLD.

AND IF THEY SUCCEED, THEN

GOD'S PROGRAM SUCCEEDS.

AND IF ISRAEL CAN FAIL, THEN

AS FAR AS THE DEVIL IS

CONCERNED, GOD'S PROGRAM

WILL HAVE FAILED.

THAT'S WHY THE JEWS ARE

BEING ATTACKED.

THAT'S WHY PEOPLE WHO LOVE

JESUS CHRIST ARE BEING

ATTACKED.

THAT'S WHY THERE IS SO MUCH

UNFAIRNESS IN THE WORLD.

BECAUSE AT THE HEART OF IT

ALL THERE IS A SATANIC

PRESENCE THAT WANTS TO

DESTROY THE KINGDOM OF GOD

AND DESTROY THOSE WHO STAND

FOR HIM.

THAT'S WHAT IT IS ALL

ABOUT.

THE ULTIMATE CONFLICT WILL

BE BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL,

GOD AND HIS ENEMIES.

BUT IT'S BEING PLAYED OUT ON

THIS EARTH BY THOSE WHO ARE

HIS RIGHT HANDS.

REPRESENTATIVES.

AND ISRAEL IS THE CHOSEN OF

GOD.

AND I KNOW MANY SAY, GOD,

WHY DIDN'T YOU CHOOSE

SOMEBODY ELSE?

ANYHOW, LIKE IT OR NOT,

THEY'RE CHOSEN.

THAT NATION IS CHOSEN BY

GOD.

WELL, AS A REAL ESTATE AGENT

KATHRYN BAY LOST HALF HER

INCOME WHEN THE HOUSING

MARKET CRASHED.

AND WITH TWO CHILDREN TO

RAISE, THIS SINGLE MOM WAS

SOON LIVING ON CREDIT AND

DROWNING IN DEBT.

Reporter: KATHRYN BAY

IS A REAL ESTATE AGENT.

I LOVE HELPING EVERYONE,

BUT THAT FIRST-TIME HOME

BUYER IS JUST SO EXCITED.

Reporter: 10 YEARS AGO,

KATHRYN BECAME A SINGLE

MOTHER AFTER HER DIVORCE.

DESPITE HER SUCCESSFUL

CAREER, SHE SAYS IT WAS HARD

TO MAKE A WHOLE NEW LIFE FOR

HERSELF AND HER BOYS, BOBBY

AND COLIN.

I NEVER SAW MYSELF IN A

SITUATION WHERE I WOULD FACE

LIFE ALONE.

IT WAS JUST VERY, VERY

SCARY.

Reporter: THEN IN 2007,

WHEN THE HOUSING MARKET

CRASHED, KATHRYN SAW HER

INCOME CUT IN HALF.

SHE HAD TO WIPE OUT HER

SAVINGS JUST TO PAY THE

BILLS.

SO KATHRYN TURNED TO CREDIT

CARDS.

SHE RACKED UP MORE THAN

$20,000 IN CREDIT CARD

DEBT.

I WAS HAVING TO BUY MY

GROCERIES ON MY CREDIT CARD,

JUST TO HAVE FOOD IN THE

HOUSE.

Reporter: KATHRYN AND

HER BOYS ALWAYS WENT TO

CHURCH AND TITHED, EVEN

DURING THE DIFFICULT TIMES.

SHE DECIDED TO FAST AND

PRAY, AND SHE STARTED

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB."

I SAW A COUPLE OF

TESTIMONIES HOW THEY WENT

OVER AND BEYOND, EVEN IN A

TIME OF NEED.

I THOUGHT, I CAN GO OVER AND

BEYOND, TOO, AND I KNOW GOD

WILL SHOW HIS PROMISES

FAITHFUL TO ME, LIKE HE HAS

TO OTHERS.

Reporter: KATHRYN

CONTINUED TO GIVE TO HER

CHURCH AND JOINED "THE 700

CLUB."

AND GOD TOOK CARE OF HER

NEEDS.

IT WAS JUST AMAZING EVERY

TIME HOW SOMETHING WOULD

COME THROUGH TO HELP ME TO

MEET THE FINANCIAL

OBLIGATIONS THAT I HAD.

Reporter: ONE YEAR

LATER KATHRYN INCREASED HER

GIVING TO "THE 700 CLUB"

GOLD LEVEL.

SOON AFTER, SHE SOLD A

LISTING THAT GAVE HER THE

BIGGEST COMMISSION SHE WOULD

MAKE.

BY THE END OF THE YEAR, SHE

HAD EARNED $25,000 MORE THAN

THE YEAR BEFORE.

KATHRYN'S YOUNGER SON,

COLIN, BELIEVES IN TITHING.

WHEN I GOT MY FIRST JOB,

MY MOM ASKED ME IF I WAS

GOING TO TITHE.

AND I SAID, OF COURSE I WAS

GOING TO TITHE.

IT WAS ABOUT 50 BUCKS.

I WAS VERY PROUD OF HIM.

Reporter: KATHRYN IS

STEADILY PAYING OFF HER

CREDIT CARDS.

SHE KNOWS WHEN SHE IS

FAITHFUL TO GIVE, GOD IS

FAITHFUL TO KEEP HIS

PROMISES.

I LEARNED TO HAVE A

DEEPER RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD

AND TO TRUST HIM FOR ALL OF

MY NEEDS.

HAD HE IS MY SOURCE.

NOT REAL ESTATE, BUT THAT

GOD IS MY SOURCE.

Pat: KATHRYN HAS THE

ANSWER, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN.

GOD IS YOUR SOURCE.

GOD IS YOUR SOURCE.

NOT THE GOVERNMENT.

NOT WELFARE.

NOT YOUR JOB.

NOT YOUR BOSS.

NOT YOUR CORPORATION.

GOD IS YOUR SOURCE.

AND YOU BEGIN TO PLEASE

HIM.

YOU DO AND GOOD THINGS

HAPPEN.

HE SAID, PROVE ME WITH YOUR

TITHES AND OFFERINGS.

AND KATHRYN DID, AND LOOK

WHAT HAPPENED.

GOD WILL BLESS YOU.

JUST LOOK UP AND BEGIN TO

PRAISE THE LORD AND RECEIVE

HIS BLESSINGS AND BENEFIT.

NOW, SHE JOINED "THE 700

CLUB."

AND WE WANT YOU TO CONSIDER

THAT.

65 CENTS A DAY.

PLEASE GIVE US A CALL AND

SAY YOU CAN COUNT ON ME.

LET'S REACH THE WORLD AND

LET'S HELP PEOPLE AROUND THE

WORLD.

WE WANT YOU TO PARTICIPATE.

THE ROBERTSON FAMILY --

THESE GUYS ARE NOT MY

RELATIVES, BUT THEY SURE ARE

GETTING FAMOUS.

THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THE

"DUCK DYNASTY" CAST WILL BE

WITH YOU TOMORROW.

SO DON'T MISS IT.

WE'LL SEE YOU THEN.

BYE-BYE.

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