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The 700 Club - Oct. 29, 2013

Actor and director Corbin Bernsen discusses the footprint of faith he experienced from his mother. Plus, Michael's disadvantaged childhood ushered him into a life of crime and incarceration. Read Transcript


FROM THE LEAD SINGER OF

THE GROUP KANSAS --

* SHE'S OUT COLD IN A

WAITING ROOM, FRIGHTENED AND

ALL ALONE *

Wendy: THE HIT SONG

WITH AN UNEXPECTED TWIST.

* YOU'LL GROW UP TO SEEK MY

NAME *

Wendy: PLUS...

I'M OFTEN ASKED THAT

QUESTION: WHEN DID I BEGIN

TO BELIEVE.

Wendy: WE'LL GO BEHIND

THE HEAVENS WITH WRITER AND

DIRECTOR CORBIN BURNSTEIN ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

*

Pat: WELCOME, LADIES

AND GENTLEMEN, TO THIS

EDITION OF "THE 700 CLUB."

I'VE GOT A SHOCK FOR YOU

TODAY.

I KNOW WENDY IS HERE, AND

SHE'LL BE SHOCKED.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED

STATES DOES NOT KEEP HIS

WORD.

Wendy: H'MMM.

Pat: DOESN'T THAT SHOCK

YOU?

Wendy: ACTUALLY, WE'VE

HEARD THAT BEFORE ON THIS

SHOW.

Pat: HE SAID OVER AND

OVER AGAIN, IF YOU LIKE YOUR

HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN, YOU

CAN KEEP IT.

HA-HA.

BUT IT WAS ALREADY IN THE

FINE PRINT OF THE LAW THAT

THAT ISN'T TRUE.

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ARE

FINDING OUT ABOUT IT NOW

BECAUSE THEY'RE LOSING THEIR

INSURANCE.

THANKS TO THE NEW HEALTH

CARE LAW.

Wendy: YEAH.

AND WITH OBAMACARE WEBSITES

NOT WORKING, THE WHITE HOUSE

IS NOW GIVING PEOPLE EXTRA

TIME TO SIGN UP FOR NEW

INSURANCE PLANS.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM HAS THE

LATEST.

Reporter: A GRACE

PERIOD FOR AMERICANS TO SIGN

UP FOR OBAMACARE.

MONDAY THE WHITE HOUSE

GRANTED A SIX-WEEK

EXTENSION, PUSHING THE

DEADLINE FOR UNINSURED

AMERICANS TO SIGN UP FOR

COVERAGE TO MARCH 31ST.

BUT LAWMAKERS FROM BOTH

PARTIES SAY THAT IS NOT

ENOUGH.

REPUBLICANS, AND EVEN SOME

DEMOCRATS NOW, ARE CALLING

FOR A ONE-YEAR DELAY IN

PENALTIES, COULD FACE.

THERE SHOULD BE A

SUSPENSION BECAUSE THERE ARE

TOO MANY PROBLEMS, NOT ONLY

WITH THE ENROLL.

, BUT WITH THE MANDATE, THE

TAXES, THE FEES, AND THE

PENALTY.

Reporter: MEANWHILE A

NEW REPORT FROM NBC NEWS

SAYS THE STATES PRESIDENT

KNEW AHEAD OF TIME THAT

MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WOULD

LOSE THEIR CURRENT INSURANCE

COVERAGE.

IN 2009, THE PRESIDENT

PROMISED, IF YOU LIKE YOUR

HEALTH CARE, YOU CAN KEEP

IT.

BUT NBC SHOWS THAT EVEN

OBAMACARE REGULATIONS ADMIT

THAT 40% TO 60% OF COSTUMERS

WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO KEEP

THEIR POLICIES.

JOHN PERASKO TOLD AMERICANS

THAT MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ARE

DISCOVERING WHAT THE

PRESIDENT PROMISED ISN'T

TRUE.

THE PRESIDENT MADE

PROMISES THIS WILL BE

CHEAPER THAN YOU YOUR CELL

PHONE BILL AND YOU COULD

KEEP YOUR DOCTOR.

PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY

ARE SEEING THAT IS NOT

TRUE.

Reporter: ESTIMATES OF

WHO COULD LOSE THEIR

INSURANCE RANGE FROM SEVEN

MILLION TO 16 MILLION.

AS AMERICANS ARE FINDING

OUT PREMIUMS ARE HIGHER THAN

PROMISED, YOU'LL SEE MORE

AND MORE DEMOCRATS AND

REPUBLICANS CALLING FOR

DELAYS AND REPEALS.

Reporter: LAWMAKERS VOW

TO CONTINUE PRESSING THE

WHITE HOUSE FOR EXTENSIONS.

BUT MILLIONS OF INSURED

AMERICANS SHOULD EXPECT TO

GET LETTERS IN THE MAIL

ABOUT PREMIUMS GOING UP.

OR THEIR COVERAGE BEING

CANCELLED ALL TOGETHER.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Pat: WENDY, YOU WOULD

EXPECT A CAR SALESMAN TO

HYPE A CAR.

OH, IT IS A REOWNED BEAUTY,

AND IT HAS ONLY BEEN DRIVEN

BY AN OLD MINISTER TO CHURCH

AND THAT KIND OF STUFF.

AND THEY LIE.

BUT YOU EXPECT THEM TO LIE.

THAT'S HYPE.

YOU DON'T EXPECT THE

PRESIDENT TO DO IT.

HE SAID IT OVER AND OVER

AGAIN, IF YOU LIKE YOUR

HEALTH CARE, YOU CAN KEEP

IT.

DO YOU REMEMBER?

Wendy: I SURE DO.

MAYBE HE ACTUALLY THOUGHT HE

WAS TELLING THE TRUTH AT

THAT TIME, BUT NOW IT HAS

GOTTEN OUT OF TIME --

Pat: BUT THE WRITTEN

LAW MADE IT CLEAR THAT IT

COULDN'T HAPPEN.

THAT'S WHAT NBC NEWS IS

BRINGING OUT, IT WAS THERE,

SET IN STONE ALREADY.

SO EITHER (A) HE CAN'T READ,

AND THAT'S A TERRIBLE

THING.

OR HE DOESN'T TELL THE

TRUTH, AND THAT'S AN EQUAL

TERRIBLE THING.

IT'S A SHAME.

YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO TRUST

YOUR LEADERS.

Wendy: WITH SEVEN

MILLION PEOPLE POSSIBLY

LOSING THEIR INSURANCE, IT

IS HAVING THE EXACT OPPOSITE

EFFECT THE PRESIDENT WANTED

IT TO HAVE.

Pat: I DON'T KNOW WHAT

HE WANTED.

WHAT HE WANTED TO DO WAS

HAVE A GIANT, SOCIALISTIC,

EUROPEAN-STYLE GOVERNMENT

TAKE OVER OF A MAJOR PORTION

OF OUR ECONOMY.

THAT'S WHAT HE WANTED.

HE DIDN'T CARE IF IT WORKED

OR DIDN'T WORK.

WHAT HE CARED WAS THE POWER

GRAB TOOK PLACE AND THE

BUREAUCRATS TOOK CONTROL.

WELL, IT IS LIKE THE DOG WHO

CAUGHT THE BUS.

HE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO

ONCE HE GOT IT.

AND NOW THE THING IS BLOWING

UP IN THEIR FACE.

SWITCHING TO SOMETHING THAT

REALLY WAS BEYOND THE

CONTROL OF PEOPLE, PEOPLE ON

THE EAST COAST ARE MARKING

THE ANNIVERSARY OF A MAJOR

NATURAL DISASTER.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM WASHINGTON.

HERE'S JOHN.

Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT,

PAT, TODAY MARKS ONE YEAR

SINCE SUPERSTORM SANDY HIT

THE EAST COAST, KILLING

DOZENS OF PEOPLE AND CAUSING

BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN

DAMAGE.

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE

FRUSTRATED AND STILL

BATTLING WITH INSURANCE

COMPANIES FOR MONEY TO

REBUILD THEIR HOMES.

I STILL HAVE PAPERWORK.

YOU SUBMIT THIS AND THAT,

AND THEN BY THE END, THEY

JUST TELL YOU YOU DON'T

QUALIFY FOR WHATEVER

REASON.

WE'RE USING OUR SAVINGS

AND RETIREMENT.

Reporter: FOR MANY

TODAY WILL BE A DAY OF

HEALING AND REMEMBRANCE.

SOME PLAN TO LIGHT UP PARTS

OF THE SHORE CANDLES, WHILE

PEOPLE AL ALONG THE JERSEY

SHORE WILL SHINE

FLASHLIGHTS.

AT LEAST 15 PEOPLE ARE DEAD

FOLLOWING A BRUTAL STORM

THAT SWEPT ACROSS BRITAIN

AND WESTERN EUROPE ON

MONDAY.

IT IS CALLED THE ST. JUDE

STORM AND IT IS ONE OF THE

WORSE IN YEARS.

PEOPLE IN SOME AREAS SAW

WIND GUSTS UP TO 120 MILES

PER HOUR.

ONE MAN WAS KILLED WHEN A

FLYING BRICK HIT HIM IN THE

HEAD.

IT FLOODED STREETS AND

STOPPED TRAFFIC IN THEARY

THE AIR AND SEA.

BRITAIN A FIVE DEATHS, AND

THE NETHERLANDS HAD ONE.

AS HEATHER CELLS REPORTS,

THEY'RE FILE LAWSUITS,

TARGETING COUNTY CLERKS, AND

HOPING FOR A BIG WIN AND THE

PRESIDENT'S HOME STATE OF

ILLINOIS WHERE SUPPORTERS OF

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE

RECENTLY HELD A RALLY.

Reporter: THOUSANDS

GATHERED THE THE CAPITAL TO

URGE PEOPLE TO BACK

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE.

AND FOR THE SECOND TIME THIS

YEAR, SUCCESS AS TRADITIONAL

MARRIAGE SUPPORTERS HELD OFF

A VOTE IN THIS HIGH-STAKES

STATE.

IT IS WHERE BARACK OBAMA

CAME FROM.

IT IS THE STATE THAT HE

PROMISED THE LGBT COMMUNITY

AND LOBBYISTS THAT HE WOULD

BE ABLE TO WIN FOR THEM.

Reporter: HE AND OTHER

CONSERVATIVES SAY BLACK

LAWMAKERS IN THE ILLINOIS

HOUSE ARE MAKING THE

DIFFERENCE, REFUSING TO

REDEFINE MARRIAGE.

IN THE SOUTH, LGBT ACTIVISTS

ARE USING A DIFFERENT

STRATEGY.

GAY COUPLES ARE TARGETING

COUNTY CLERKS, ASKING THEM

TO RECORD THEIR MARRIAGE

LICENSES FROM OTHER STATES.

THEY'RE EVEN USING THE

TACTIC IN NORTH CAROLINA,

WHERE VOTERS JUST LAST YEAR

APPROVED A CONSTITUTIONAL

AMENDMENT IN FAVOR OF

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE.

WHAT WE WANTED TO DO WAS

JUST CREATE A PUBLIC RECORD

OF OUR MARRIAGE.

I DO NOT SEE ANY LEGAL

REASON WHY I COULD NOT

RECORD THAT DOCUMENT.

Reporter: THE NATIONAL

ORGANIZATION FOR MARRIAGE

SAYS FILING GAY MARRIAGE

LICENSES IN THESE STATES IS

ILLEGAL, AND PREDICTS THE

CASES WILL ULTIMATELY END UP

IN COURT.

A SAME-SEX COUPLE WHO IS

ISSUED AN ILLEGAL OR INVALID

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE LICENSE IN

A STATE SUCH AS NORTH

CAROLINA, INVARIABLY WILL

TAKE IT TO THE COURTS.

AND THEY WILL USE IT AS A

LEVER TO TRY TO INVALIDATE

THAT STATE'S CONSTITUTIONAL

AMENDMENT TO DEFINE MARRIAGE

OF ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN.

Reporter: IN NEW

MEXICO, THE SUPREME COURT

WILL SOON DECIDE ON THE

ISSUE.

THE CONSIDERATION WAS FORCED

AFTER SEVEN COUNTY CLERKS

BEGAN ISSUING SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE LICENSES IN ABSENCE

OF ANY STATE LAW EXPLICITLY

DEFINING MARRIAGE.

WHAT JUST HAPPENED IN NEW

JERSEY MAY STRENGTHEN THE

CASE FOR GAY MARRIAGE.

A JUDGE THERE RULED THE

STATE MUST ALLOW GAY

MARRIAGES IN ORDER TO COMPLY

WITH SUPREME COURT RULINGS

THIS SUMMER.

LAWSUITS IN 20 OTHER STATES

ARE MAKING THE SAME CASE,

BUT TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE

SUPPORTERS DISAGREE.

THEY'RE USING IT IN AN IN

CORRECT READING OF THE

WINDSOR DECISION BECAUSE IN

THE DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE,

STATES ARE ALLOWED BY

SECTION TWO TO DEFINE

MARRIAGE FOR THEMSELVES.

Reporter: AT THIS

POINT, 14 STATES HAVE

REDEFINED MARRIAGE TO

INCLUDE GAY COUPLES, AND 35

STATES HAVE BANNED GAY

MARRIAGE.

THEY ARE NUMBERS THAT COULD

DRASTICALLY CHANGE,

DEPENDING ON HOW THESE

TACTICS PLAY OUT.

HEATHER CELLS, CBN NEWS.

THE LEGAL BATTLE OVER

BIBLE BANNERS IN SOUTHEAST

TEXAS IS HEATING UP AGAIN.

CBN NEWS FIRST BROUGHT YOU

THE STORY LAST FALL.

CHEER LEATHERS AT KUNTZ HIGH

SCHOOL DISPLAYED BIBLE

VERSES ON THEIR BANNERS.

THE ACLU FILE A COMPLAINT.

BUT A DISTRICT JUDGE RULED

IN FAVOR OF THE

CHEERLEADERS, BUT NOW THE

KUNTZ SCHOOL DISTRICT

APPEALED THE RULE.

FOARNS FOATTORNEYS FOR THE

STUDENTS FILED A BRIEF,

DEFENDING THE STUDENTS'

RIGHT.

THEY CLAIM NO COURT HAS EVER

HELD THAT STUDENTS SPEAKING

ON BEHALF OF HIS OR HER OWN

CHOICE IS A GOVERNMENT

SPEAKER.

THE UNITED NATIONS IS TAKING

MEASURES TO PROTECT THE

EARTH FROM ASTEROIDS.

THEY PLAN TO SET UP AN

INTERNATIONAL AFTE ASTEROID

WARNING GROUP.

IF ASTRONOMERS DETECT AN

ASTEROID, THE COMMITTEE WILL

LAUNCH A SPACECRAFT TO HIT

THE OBJECT AND PUSH IT AWAY

FROM EARTH.

A FORMER ASTRONAUT SAYS

FINDING THE DEADLY SPACE

ROCKS IS IMPORTANT IN ORDER

TO GET READY.

IF IT IS FOUND TOO LATE, THE

ONLY OPERATION LEFT IS

SIMPLY TO EVACUATE THE AREA

WHERE IT WILL HIT.

PAT, I WAS READING THAT

SCIENTISTS ESTIMATE THERE

ARE A MILLION NEAR EARTH

ASTEROIDS BIG ENOUGH TO

LEVEL A CITY THE SIZE OF NEW

YORK CITY.

SO THIS SEEMS LONG OVERDUE.

Pat: IT IS TOO LATE.

BY THE TIME THEY HAVE GOTTEN

THEMSELVES TOGETHER,

SOMETHING THAT WILL HAVE HIT

AND DESTROYED US.

I WROTE A BOOK CALLED "THE

END OF THE AGE."

IT WAS A NOVEL, BUT IT WAS

BASED ON BIBLICAL FACTS.

MINE, THE ASTEROID WAS ONE

KILOMETRE, WHICH IS

SIX-TENTHS OF A MILE, AND IT

WEIGHED THREE BILLION

POUNDS.

IT WAS EFFICIENT TO DESTROY

LARGE PARTS OF THE EARTH AND

FOUL UP NAVIGATION AND,

ETC., ETC.

IT WOULDN'T TAKE MUCH OF ONE

OF THESE BIG ROCKS HITTING

TO MAKE MAJOR DAMAGE.

I'M TALKING ABOUT HUGE

DAMAGE.

AND THEY ARE SO-CALLED

EXTINCTERS RUNNING AROUND

THAT COULD WIPE OUT OUR

CIVILIZATION.

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED TO THE

DINOSAURS, THEY BELIEVE.

THEY BELIEVE A COMET HIT

US.

WE'VE BEEN SPARED THAT,

THANK GOODNESS, BUT JESUS

SAID, IF YOU READ IT, HE

SAID, EXCEPT THOSE DAYS WERE

SHORT AND NO FLESH WILL BE

REMAINING.

NOBODY WILL BE ALIVE ON THE

EARTH EXCEPT, HE SAID, FOR

THE SAKE OF THE ELECT, THOSE

DAYS ARE SHORTENED.

SO IF ONE OF THESE THINGS

COMES IN, I DO THINK ACTION

IS A BIT TARDY.

WENDY?

Wendy: AREN'T YOU GLAD

WE DIDN'T LIVE WITH THE

DINOSAURS?

THAT WOULD BE SO

FRIGHTENING.

Pat: APPARENTLY IT WAS

SO PLEASANT AND IT WAS SO

WARM, AND THE VEGETATION WAS

SO LUSH, THE CREATURES KEPT

GROWING BIGGER AND BIGGER

AND BIGGER.

WHEN IT HIT, IT WIPED THEM

OUT.

IT HAPPENED VERY SUDDENLY.

IT WASN'T A LONG-TERM

THING.

Wendy: I'M GLAD THEY'RE

GONE.

Pat: I'M GLAD WE DON'T

HAVE ANY EXTINCTERS HITTING

THE EARTH THESE DAYS.

Wendy: COMING UP, HIS

SONGS ARE CLASSIC ROCK

STAPLES, AND NOW THEY'RE

ALSO PRO-LIFE ANTHEMS.

WE DON'T WANT TO STOP AT

ONE.

I'M HOPING IT WILL SAVE MANY

LIVES.

Wendy: THE FORMER LEAD

SINGER FROM KANSAS TELLS US

ABOUT THE REAL-LIFE

INSPIRATION FOR HIS LATEST

SONG.

THAT'S NEXT.

*

Pat: THE MUSICAL GROUP

KANSAS HAS HIT THE TOP OF

THE CHARTS FOR FAMOUS SONGS

LIKE "DUST IN THE WIND."

NOW ONE OF ITS LEAD SINGERS

IS TAKING THE NATIONAL STAGE

AGAIN.

THIS TIME WITH A

SURPRISINGLY PERSONAL SONG

THAT IS BECOMING A NEW

ANTHEM FOR MANY IN THE

PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT.

PAUL STRAND BRINGS US THAT

STORY FROM NASHVILLE.

Reporter: NASHVILLE,

MUSIC CITY.

HERE JOH JOHN ELEFANTE, THE

FORMER LEAD SINGER OF THE

GROUP KANSAS, SET UP A

LUCRATIVE CAREER.

BUT WITH A SONG THIS TIME,

HE MAKES WORK PERSONALLY.

THAT'S BECAUSE HE SINGS HOW

H HIS ADOPTED DAUGHTER

NEARLY HAD A DATE WITH DEATH

BEFORE SHE WAS ADOPTED.

SHE WAS ALMOST ABORTED.

HER MOTHER WAS IN THE

ABORTION CLINIC AND CALLED

HER MOM FROM THAT PLACE AND

TOLD HER SHE WAS PREGNANT.

HER MOM DIDN'T KNOW SHE WAS

PREGNANT.

* SHE GOT COLD IN A WAITING

ROOM *

* FRIGHTENED AND ALL

ALONE *

* WATCHING THE CLOCK TICK

DOWN, KNOWING HER BABY WOULD

SOON BE GONE *

* HER HEAD HELD LOW, SO

EMBARRASSED *

Reporter: IN THE MONTH

THIS VIDEO HAS BEEN ONLINE,

IT IS SOARING THROUGH

13 MILLION VIEWS.

IT IS A 13-YEAR-OLD PREGNANT

GIRL FALL INTO A DREAM THAT

HER UNBORN CHILD COULD HAVE

A JOYOUS LIFE.

* YOU'LL GROW UP TO SEEK MY

NAME *

*

* YOU'RE NOT TAKING HER

* THIS TIME

Reporter: THE GIRL

CALLS HER MOM, AND THEN SHE

GETS AWAY FROM THE ABORTION

CLINIC.

20 YEARS LATER, THE LIFE

THAT CAME FROM THAT BRAVE

DECISION, SAMMY, NOW LIVES

WITH HER MOM AND ROCK LEGEND

DAD, AND APPEARS WITH HIM AT

THE END OF THE "THIS TIME"

VIDEO.

HI, I'M SAMMY.

THE VIDEO YOU JUST WATCHED

IS HOW I WAS RESCUED FROM

BEING ABORTED.

WE ARE ETERNALLY GRATEFUL

THAT SAMMY'S BIRTH MOTHER

CHOSE LIFE.

EVERY DAY, THERE IS ONE

CHILD EVERY 25 SECONDS WHO

LOSES THEIR LIFE TO

ABORTION.

THANKS FOR LETTING ME LIVE

AND GIVING ME MY FAMILY.

Reporter: JOHN SAID HE

DIDN'T SET OUT TO WRITE A

NEW PRO-LIFE ANTHEM OR GET

INVOLVED IN THE ABORTION

WARS.

I DON'T CARE TO GET ON TV

AND GET IN THE LARGE

SHOUTING MATCHES.

THESE PEOPLE YELL AT EACH

OTHER AND TALK OVER EACH

OTHER, AND YOU NEVER KNOW

WHAT ANYBODY IS SAYING.

AND YOU JUST LEAVE -- YOU

WATCH THAT AND YOU GET ALL

STRESSED OUT JUST WATCHING

IT.

Reporter: THIS ISN'T

POLITICAL, PRO-LIFE VERSES

PRO-CHOICE.

IT IS A REAL LIFE ROCK AND

ROLL LEGEND TELLING THE

ABSOLUTELY TRUE STORY OF HOW

HIS PRECIOUS DAUGHTER WAS

SAVED AT THE LAST MIEB LAST

MINUTE FROM AN ABORTION.

HE HOPED ONE MORE HEART

COULD BE TURNED.

IF IT COULD SAVE ONE

LIFE, IT WOULD BE WORTH IT.

Reporter: AND NOW

THAT'S TRUE.

A PRISONER CAME OUT AND

CONFESSED SHE WAS STRUGGLING

WITH WHETHER TO ABORT OR

NOT.

THE OFFICER SHOWED THE

INMAT INMATE "THIS TIME,"

AND RIGHT THEN AND THERE SHE

PROMISED TO KEEP THE BABY.

THAT IS SO AWESOME.

THAT'S WHAT WE WERE GOING

FOR.

IT'S AMAZING.

BUT WE DON'T WANT TO STOP

AT ONE LIFE.

I'M HOPING THIS CAN SAVE

MANY LIVES.

YOU CAN SAVE BABIES FROM

ABORTION.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE

VISIT ONLIFE.ORG."

.

Reporter: SINCE THE

DEBUT, IT HAS SEEN ITS

Facebook PAGE WITH

POSITIVE COMMENTS.

SANDY WROTE, INUIT THIS I,

"THIS THE IS BEST VIDEO I

HAVE SEEN.

OUR ADOPTED DAUGHTER IS NOW

16.

SHE WAS SCHEDULED TO BE

ABORTED, BUT SOMETHING CAME

OVER HER AND NOW WE HAVE OUR

DAUGHTER."

"BLESSINGS TO EVERY BIRTH

MOTHER WHO IS SO SELFLESS TO

SHARE A BABY WITH OTHERS."

ALL OF THIS OUTPOURING

SURPRISED EVEN HIM.

I LISTENED BACK AND I

WENT, WOW.

THAT'S REALLY COOL BECAUSE

IT IS NOT CONTRIVED.

IT IS REAL LIFE.

Reporter: PAUL STRAND,

CBN NEWS REPORTING FROM

BRENTWOOD, TENNESSEE.

Pat: BOY, THAT IS A

MOVING VIDEO, ISN'T IT?

Wendy: IT IS SO

POWERFUL, I GOT CHILLS.

YOU CAN JUST FEEL THE

ANOINTING.

Pat: IT IS

EXTRAORDINARY.

THAT WILL TOUCH A LOT OF

LIVES.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THEM.

Wendy: UP NEXT, HE

STARRED IN "L.A. LAW," AND

NOW HE IS LOOKING BEYOND THE

HEAVENS.

ACTOR CORBIN BERNSTEIN

SEARCHES FOR THE ULTIMATE

TRUTH IN HIS LATEST

PROJECT.

WE'LL HAVE THAT AND MUCH

MORE WHEN WE COME BACK.

Wendy: WELL, THERE IS A

QUESTION FOR THE AGES: WHO

MADE US?

WHY ARE WE HERE?

BOTH SCIENCE AND FAITH HAVE

TRIED TO OFFER ANSWERS IN

THE TUG-OF-WAR BETWEEN THE

TWO, WHICH IS THE SUBJECT OF

A NEW MOVIE.

TAKE A LOOK.

I'M OFTEN ASKED THAT

QUESTION: WHEN DID I BEGIN

TO BELIEVE?

FOR ALL YOUR TALK, YOU

BELIEVE IN NOTHING.

FOR ALL OF YOUR PREACHING,

YOU HAVE NONE.

I BELIEVE THAT THAT WAVE

BEGAN FOR ME AS A YOUNG BOY,

WHEN I WOULD LOOK UP AT THE

NIGHT SKY.

I SIMPLY HUNGERED TO REACH

OUT AND SEEK THE GREAT

TRUTH, BURIED DEEP IN THE

MYSTERY OF THE INFINITE.

AND THEN AN ANGEL WITH A TOP

HAT.

MY LIFE WOULD CHANGE

FOREVER.

Wendy: WELL, JOINING US

NOW FOR MORE IS CORBIN

BERNSTEIN.

CORBIN WROTE AND DIRECTED

"BEYOND THE HEAVENS," AND WE

WELCOME YOU TO "THE 700

CLUB."

IT'S AN HONOR TO MEET YOU.

IT'S AN HONOR TO BE

HERE.

Wendy: I'M FLASHING

BACK TO "L.A. LAW," AND I'M

SO HAPPY TO MEET YOU.

I'M HAPPY TO BE HERE.

LOOK AT THIS.

THIS IS THE PLACE.

Wendy: I WATCHED YOUR

MOVIE LAST NIGHT, AND I

LOVED IT.

TEAR, JERKER, AND THOUGHT

PROVOKING.

IN THE TRAILER WE SAW, THIS

IS ABOUT A MOTHER AND SON IN

SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH.

IN SOME WAYS, YOU SAY IT

PARALLELS YOUR OWN LIFE

STORY.

IT DOES.

MY MOTHER, REST HER SOUL,

PASSED AWAY LAST YEAR.

THERE WAS A PICTURE OF HER

IN THE MAKEUP ROOM WHICH

BROUGHT ME TO TEARS THIS

MORNING.

WE HAD A WONDERFUL

RELATIONSHIP, AND SHE ALWAYS

INSPIRED ME TO NOT TAKE

ANYTHING FOR GRANTED.

DON'T TAKE IT AT FACE

VALUE.

BE INSPIRED BY WHAT PEOPLE

TELL YOU TO SEARCH AND

INVESTIGATE AND FORM YOUR

OWN RELATIONSHIPS.

FORM REAL BONDS THAT YOU,

YOURSELF, CREATE.

IT'S MY RELATIONSHIP WITH

GOD.

IT IS VERY PERSONAL.

IT IS NOT WHAT OTHER PEOPLE

HAVE TOLD ME TO BE.

AND THAT'S THE KIND OF THING

SHE DID.

SHE SAID, INVESTIGATE AND

LEARN YOUR OWN TRUTH BECAUSE

THEN YOU'LL OWN IT AND

YOU'LL BE REAL.

Wendy: NOW, YOUR MOM,

OF COURSE, WAS A POWERFUL

ACTRESS FOR MANY, MANY,

MANY -- WELL, DECADES,

REALLY.

40 YEARS ON THE "YOUNG

AND THE RESTLESS".

Wendy: WHAT DID YOU

LEARN FROM HER FAITH

JOURNEY?

WHAT WERE SOME OF THE

LESSONS YOU LEARNED FROM

YOUR MOM?

THAT GOD IS ALWAYS

THERE.

SHE STRUGGLED WITH ALCOHOL,

SHE HAD DEMONS THAT

CHALLENGED HER.

AND I DO REMEMBER EVERY TIME

I WOULD SAY GOOD NIGHT TO

HER, I'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW,

SHE WOULD ALWAYS SAY, "GOD

WILLING."

I KNOW IT SOUNDS SIMPLE, BUT

I KNEW AT THE END OF THE

DAY, THAT WAS ALWAYS A PART

OF HER LIFE.

I READ THINGS WHERE SHE WAS

VERY UNHAPPY, IN THE DARKEST

OF HER DAYS, AND SHE WOULD

WRITE, PLEASE, LORD JESUS,

HELP ME, SAVE ME.

PLEASE, GOD, HELP ME.

AND THEN ON ANOTHER PAGE,

THAT WOULD BE SCRIBBLED OUT

AND SHE WOULD TAKE GOD AND

JESUS OUT OF THE PAGES.

BECAUSE SHE HAD THIS BATTLE

GOING ON.

BUT IN THE END, SHE

ULTIMATELY TURNED TO HER

FAITH.

IT WASN'T SIMPLE.

IT JUST WASN'T ACCEPTED.

SHE TESTED IT, AND IT TESTED

HER, BUT IT MADE HER

STRONGER IN THE END.

I THINK AS SHE SLIPPED AWAY,

I COULD FEEL THAT THAT FAITH

HELPED HER ON HER JOURNEY.

Wendy: AND THE MOVIE

WAS RELEASED ON

OCTOBER 25th, JUST A FEW

DAYS AGO.

WHY IS THAT DATE

SIGNIFICANT?

WELL, THE MOVIE WAS

ACTUALLY FINISHED ABOUT A

YEAR AGO.

I DIDN'T ACTUALLY DEDICATE

THE MOVIE TO ANYBODY, EVEN

THOUGH I WAS GOING TO TALK

ABOUT MY MOTHER BEING

INFLUENTIAL IN HELPING WITH

THE MOVIE.

BUT IT WAS HER -- IT WOULD

HAVE BEEN HER 85th

BIRTHDAY, AND SO MY DED

CATIOMY DEDICATION WAS TO

SAY TO HER, THANK YOU.

SHE INSPIRES ALL OF MY

STORIES.

WHEN SHE PASSED, I SAID HERE

IS THE BEGINNING OF HER LIFE

AND HERE IS THE END OF HER

LIFE.

AND THEN ALL OF THE THINGS

IN BETWEEN BECAME VERY

CLEAR.

BUT I ALSO NOTICE THEY'VE

BEEN MAJOR IN THE THINGS

THAT I WRITE AND INSPIRE ME,

HER WISDOM.

Wendy: THE LITTLE BOY

IN THE STORY, NATHAN GAMBLE,

WHO PLAYS A 12-YEAR-OLD, IS

VERY FASCINATED BY SCIENCE,

AND IS ASKING ALL OF THESE

QUESTIONS, WHO AM I?

IS GOD REAL?

DOES IT HAVE TO BE ONE OR

THE OTHER?

OR CAN SCIENCE AND FAITH

CO-EXIST?

I THINK THEY CERTAINLY

CO-EXIST.

I TELL PEOPLE, I'M ON A

JOURNEY.

I CONTINUE TO DO THIS THING,

EXPLORE.

AND ONE OF THE BIGGEST

QUESTIONS TO ME IS SCIENCE

OR FAITH?

WHAT DO I LEAD WITH?

WHAT IS DRIVING THINGS IN

THIS WORLD?

MY PERSONAL BELIEF IS I

STILL PUT FAITH, GOD, ONE

STEP AHEAD OF IT ALL.

I FEEL AS THOUGH THIS IS A

MAGNIFICENT JOURNEY AND ALL

OF THESE DISCOVERS OF

SCIENCE WHICH ARE GREAT, AND

THEY HELP US, TECHNOLOGY,

AND THE ABILITY TO DO THIS

SHOW, AND CANCER AND CURES

AND ALL OF THESE WONDERFUL

THINGS, BUT I THINK IT IS

GOD PULLING US ON THIS

JOURNEY THAT IS HELPING US

EXPLORE ALL THESE WONDERFUL

THINGS.

IT IS ALMOST LIKE THIS --

AND I DON'T QUESTION WHY,

WHY HE DOES IT.

IT IS THIS MAGNIFICENT RIDE,

THIS ROLLERCOASTER OF

DISCOVERY THAT IS

ENLIGHTENING.

I FIND EACH DAY THRILLING

BECAUSE OF THAT.

BUT IT IS THAT EXPLORATION,

WHERE IN THE MOVIE A YOUNG

BOY'S MANY REASONS TO

CHALLENGE GOD.

Wendy: AND IT REMINDS

ME -- SEVERAL SCENES IN THE

MOVIE WHERE HE IS SORT OF

OVERWHELMED AND HE JUST GOES

OUTSIDE BECAUSE THEY LIVE IN

THIS BEAUTY AREA -- I DON'T

KNOW IF IT IS ALASKA ARE

CANADA --

IT WAS FILMED IN CANADA.

Wendy: HE GOES OUT AND

LOOKS AT THE NIGHT SKY?

THAT WAS ME.

I LOVED SUPERMAN, AND I

WOULD SIT IN THE NIGHT

WRESTLING WITH GOD SAYING

WHAT IS THIS MYSTERY?

WHAT IS OUT THERE.

I USED TO PUT MY HANDS UP,

KIND OF LIKE SUPERMAN, AND I

WANTED TO REACH OUT AND

TOUCH THE MYSTERY, TOUCH THE

FACE OF GOD.

Wendy: WHEN YOU WERE

WRITING, THAT WAS YOU?

THAT LITTLE BOY IN THE

NIGHT SKY WAS ME.

Wendy: AND ANOTHER

IMPORTANT CHARACTER IN THE

MOVIE IS THIS DRIFTER

CHARACTER.

I DON'T WANT TO GIVE IT

AWAY, BUT HE IS SORT OF LIKE

AN ANGEL AT THE END.

HE IS AN ANGEL, YEAH.

Wendy: WHAT WAS HIS

DEAL?

FIRST OF ALL, HE IS A

WONDERFUL ACTOR.

HE IS A MENTALLY-CHALLENGED

MAN WHO I MET IN THE FIRST

MOVIE I DID CALLED "RUST."

AND HE NEVER ACTED BEFORE IN

HIS LIFE.

PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST

MAGNIFICENT, CLOSE TO GOD

AND CONNECTED AS YOU CAN GET

WHEN YOU MEET HIM.

Wendy: I LOVE THAT

CHARACTER.

I WROTE THIS MOVIE FOR

HIM.

I HAVE TO SAY ONE THING

ABOUT HIM THAT CONNECTED ME

TO HIM, AND SHE IS FINE NOW,

BUT MY SISTER HAD BREAST

CANCER.

HE CALLED UP OUT OF THE

BLUE, "HEY, CORBIN, HOW ARE

YOU DOING?"

"WELL, LLOYD, MY SISTER HAS

BREAST CANCER AND WE'RE ALL

A BIT WORRIED."

HE SAID, "I'LL TELL YOU

WHAT, SHE IS GOING TO BE

FINE.

I'LL PRAY FOR HER, BUT SHE

IS GOING TO BE FINE."

UP TO THIS DAY, I WANT TO

CRY BECAUSE THAT IS FAITH.

Wendy: HE HAD SUCH A

CHILD-LIKE FAITH, THAT GAVE

YOU FAITH?

AND THAT GAVE ME FAITH.

AND IT WAS SO PURE AND

CONNECTED.

AND FORGET WHAT THE DOCTORS

SAID.

75%, AND DO THIS -- SHE IS

GOING TO BE FINE, AND SHE

IS.

Wendy: AND SHE IS

FINE.

PRAISE THE LORD.

AND HE IS AN INCREDIBLE

MAN.

I'M TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE

NEXT THING TO WRITE FOR

HIM.

HE LIVES IN A LITTLE TOWN

CALLED KIPPLING IN

SASKATCHEWAN.

Wendy: AS A HOLLYWOOD

VETERAN, DO YOU THINK IT IS

HARD TO TELL STORIES WITH

THIS KIND OF FAITH MESSAGE?

TRUTHFULLY, WHAT I'VE

BEEN TELLING PEOPLE IS I

DON'T REALLY CARE ANYMORE.

I'M PUSHING 60 AT THIS

POINT.

Wendy: YOU JUST WANT TO

HAVE FUN.

I STILL WANT TO HAVE

FUN.

I'VE GOT A BASEBALL ZOMBIE

MOVIE I WOULD LIKE TO GO

DO.

IT IS A WACKY IDEA, BUT THIS

IS WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO ME.

AND I DON'T MIND -- I JUST

DON'T REALLY CARE WHAT

PEOPLE THINK.

AND TRUTHFULLY, THIS IS WHAT

I TELL PEOPLE: IF YOU REALLY

LOOK AT THIS STUFF, IT IS

PHILOSOPHICALLY -- FORGET

RELIGION AND FAITH AND ALL

OF THAT, PHILOSOPHICALLY

SOME OF THE MOST INTERESTING

STUFF TO DISCUSS.

ESPECIALLY IN THIS DAY IN

THE WORLD WHERE THE WORLD IS

SO UP SIDE DOWN.

"DUST IN THE WIND" WAS ONE

OF MY FAVORITE SONGS.

THEY WROTE A WHOLE PLAY

ABOUT "DUST IN THE WIND,"

AND LITTLE DOES HE KNOW

THAT.

HE SAID, I'M NOT INTERESTED

IN I'M RIGHT AND YOU'RE

WRONG.

YOU TELL THESE STORIES OF

TRUTH.

WHICH IS WHAT I THINK GOD

WANTS US TO DO.

I EVEN HESITATE CALLING THEM

FAITH-BASED MOVIES.

YOU TELL THE STORIES OF

TRUTH.

DRAMATICALLY, IF YOU'RE JUST

A WRITER, CONFLICT --

THEY'RE JUST WONDERFUL

STORIES.

I DON'T REALLY CARE WHAT

PEOPLE THINK.

I'VE DEDICATED MYSELF TO

TALKING ABOUT TRUTH.

Wendy: WELL, FOR THOSE

OF US IN THE GENERATION WHO

WATCHED "L.A. LAW," WE'RE

GLAD YOU'RE STILL OUT THERE

DOING AMAZING WORK.

"BEYOND THE HEAVENS" IS

FANTASTIC.

THANKS FOR BEING WITH US.

BLESS YOU.

THANK YOU.

Wendy: THE MOVIE IS

CALLED "BEYOND THE HEAVENS,"

AND IT IS AVAILABLE NOW ON

D.V.D.

SO YOU WANT TO GET THIS.

SO STILL TO COME, WE'LL HEAD

INTO OUR IN-BOX FOR ANOTHER

ROUND OF "BRING IT ON"

QUESTIONS.

HANNAH SAYS, "I ASKED GOD TO

BAPTIZE ME IN THE HOLY

SPIRIT, BUT I DON'T FEEL ANY

DIFFERENT.

WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?"

WE'LL TACKLE THAT ONE AND

MUCH MORE WHEN WE COME

BACK.

COMING UP, INSIDE SAN

QUENTIN.

I SMELL THE BURNING

TOILET PAPER.

I SEE THE DIRT AND THE

GARBAGE.

ONE PRISONER PLANS TO GET

OUT OF JAIL WITH THE HELP OF

HIS CELL MATES.

I JUST KEPT SAYING

LOUDLY, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

WELCOME BACK TO "THE 700

CLUB."

TEXAS ATTORNEY-GENERAL GREG

ABBOTT IS APPEALING A

FEDERAL JUDGE'S RULING THAT

STRUCK DOWN SOME OF THE

STATE'S NEW ABORTION LAW.

A FEDERAL JUDGE RULED ON

MONDAY THE MEASURES ARE

UNCONSTITUTIONAL, BLOCKING

THEM FROM TAKING EFFECT

TODAY.

THE JUDGE SAYS THE LAW WOULD

VIOLATE THE RIGHTS OF

ABORTION DOCTORS TO DO WHAT

THEY DEEM BEST FOR THEIR

PATIENTS AND WOULD

UNREASONABLY RESTRICT ACCESS

TO ABORTION CLINICS.

BUT SUPPORTERS OF THE LAW

SAY IT PROVIDED SAFETY FOR

WOMEN BY HOLDING ABORTION

CLINICS TO COMMON MEDICAL

STANDARDS.

THE TEXAS ATTORNEY-GENERAL

THINKS THE CASE WILL

EVENTUALLY BE DECIDED BY THE

SUPREME COURT.

A TEXAS MAN SURVIVED BEING

HIT BY LIGHTENING TWICE OVER

THE WEEKEND.

31-YEAR-OLD CASEY WAGNER WAS

AT AN OFF-ROAD COMPETITION

NEAR DALLAS WHEN A STORM

HIT.

HE WAS STANDING UNDER A TREE

WHEN HE WAS HIT BY LIT

TENG.

LIGHTENING.

HE DROPPED TO HIS KNEES AND

WAS STRUCK AGAIN.

HE WAS TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL

WHERE HE WAS TREATED AND

RELEASED.

HE SAID IT WAS GOD THAT KEPT

HIM ALIVE, AND HE PLANS TO

START GOING TO CHURCH MORE.

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LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

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PAT AND WENDY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Wendy: YOU JUST SAW OUR

SPOT FOR THE NEWEST

"SUPERBOOK," "PAUL AND THE

SHIPWRECK."

AND YOU CAN GET A COPY BY

JOINING THE "SUPERBOOK"

D.V.D.

IT IS JUST $25.

YOUR CREDIT CARD OR DEBIT

CARD WILL BE CHARGED EVERY

TIME WE RELEASE A NEW

EPISODE, WHICH IS TYPICALLY

EVERY FOUR TO SIX WEEKS.

TO JOIN, JUST CALL US,

1-800-759-0700.

OR CBN.COM.

AND HERE IS THE BEST PART:

WHEN YOU JOIN, WE'LL SEND

YOU THREE D.V.D.s.

IF YOU JUST WANT ONE

EPISODE, IT IS STILL $25, SO

GIVE US A CALL AND WE'LL

SEND YOU "PAUL AND THE

SHIPWRECK."

THAT IS GOING TO BE A GOOD

ONE.

Pat: IT IS GOING TO BE

A GOOD ONE.

AND THE KIDS LOVE IT.

IT IS A NICE THING FOR

CHRISTMAS, TOO.

IF YOU WANT TO GIVE YOUR

CHILDREN OR GRANDCHILDREN A

PRESENT FOR CHRISTMAS.

Wendy: MY NIECES AND

NEPHEWS LOVE IT.

LET'S "BRING IT ON."

HANNAH WRITES, "A FEW WEEKS

AGO, I ASKED GOD TO BAPTIZE

ME IN THE HOLY SPIRIT, BUT I

DON'T FEEL ANY DIFFERENT.

I CAN'T SPEAK IN TONGUES OR

HAVE WORDS OF KNOWLEDGE.

WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?"

Pat: HANNAH, I THINK

YOU'RE PLAYING WITH THE

LORD.

THE HOLY SPIRIT IS

POWERFUL.

BUT HERE ARE THE RULES -- I

WAS READING TODAY IN ACTS,

PETER, THE APOSTLE, SAID,

THE HOLY SPIRIT, WHO GOD HAS

GIVEN TO THEM THAT OBEY

HIM.

SO OBEY.

SECONDLY, THE BIBLE TELLS US

TO PRESENT OUR BODIES AS A

LIVING SACRIFICE, HOLY,

ACCEPTABLE UNTO GOD.

WE GIVE OURSELVES UNTO THE

LORD.

THE NEXT THING YOU NEED TO

DO IS YOU SHALL ASK AND YOU

SHALL RECEIVE.

YOU HAVE TO ASK AND YOU

SHALL RECEIVE.

YOU WANT TO BE FILLED WITH

THE HOLY SPIRIT.

BEFORE IT STARTS OUT, I

GUESS YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE

THAT IT IS POSSIBLE.

NOW, WHERE DO YOU BEGIN?

YOU OBEY.

YOU SURRENDER TO THE LORD.

THIS ISN'T LIKE SOME

CAFETERIA WHERE YOU CAN PICK

AND CHOOSE.

I DON'T LIKE THE SALAD, BUT

I LIKE THE DESSERT.

YOU TAKE IT ALL.

IT IS GIVEN TO HIM THAT OBEY

HIM.

YOU PRESENT YOUR BODY A

LIVING SACRIFICE, YOU OFFER

YOURSELF UNTO THE LORD, AND

THEN YOU SAY, LORD, I ASK

THAT YOU WOULD FILL ME WITH

YOUR POWER.

AND THEN BEFORE IT IS

FINISHED, YOU NEED TO SAY

THANK YOU.

I RECEIVE.

AND THEN YOU BEGIN.

BUT YOU SAY I DIDN'T FEEL

ANYTHING, I DIDN'T HAVE ANY

VISIONS -- THE BIBLE DOESN'T

PROMISE ANY OF THOSE

THINGS.

BUT IT PROMISES AN EXPANDED,

HEIGHTENED SENSE OF THE

POWER OF GOD ALMIGHTY.

AND THAT'S WHAT'S THERE.

AND ACCORDING TO -- WELL,

YOU WILL BEGIN TO WORSHIP

GOD.

AND AS YOU BEGIN TO WORSHIP

GOD, YOU'LL FIND FROM THE

DEPTHS OF YOUR BEING, THERE

COMES FORTH PRAISE UNTO THE

LORD.

SO THAT, IN A NUTSHELL -- I

COULD TELL YOU MORE, BUT I

HAVEN'T GOT TIME.

Wendy: GREAT ANSWER.

JAVIER WRITES, "ARE ALL OF

MY SINS, PAST, PRESENT, AND

FUTURE FORGIVEN, OR DO I

HAVE TO KEEP REPENTING EVERY

TIME A NEW SIN?"

Pat: THE BIBLE SAYS IF

WE WALK IN THE LIGHT AS HE

IS IN THE LIGHT, WE HAVE

FELLOWSHIP WITH ONE ANOTHER,

AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS

CHRIST CONTINUOUSLY CLEANSES

US.

IF WE WALK IN THE LIGHT,

WE'RE CONTINUOUSLY BEING

CLEANSED OF OUR SIN.

WE SIN EVERY DAY.

AND WE NEED TO ASK GOD FOR A

CLEANSING AS WE WALK IN THE

LIGHT.

YOU JUST CAN'T SAY, OKAY, I

DID IT ONE TIME AND THE REST

OF MY LIFE I'M GOING TO LIVE

FOR THE DEVIL.

IF YOU LOVE HIM, YOU'LL LIVE

IN THE LOVE RELATIONSHIP

WITH THE LORD.

THEN YOU HAVE CONFIDENCE

THAT -- YOU KNOW, YOU DO THE

THINGS THAT ARE PLEASING IN

HIS SIGHT, YOU HAVE THE

CONFIDENCE YOU'RE A CHILD OF

GOD.

THEY THAT ARE LED BY THE

SPIRIT OF GOD, THEY'RE THE

CHILDREN OF GOD.

Wendy: FORGIVENESS WAS

TAKEN CARE OF ON THE CROSS,

BUT WE STILL HAVE TO ASK FOR

FORGIVENESS IF WE KNOW WE

HAVE SINNED.

Pat: IF WE SIN.

LIKE JESUS SAID TO PETER.

A MAN WHO HAS HAD A BATH

DOESN'T NEED TO BE WASHED,

EXCEPT HIS FEET BECAUSE

THAT'S WHAT TOUCHES THE

WORLD.

YOU COMMIT A SIN, YOU HAVE

TO ASK GOD TO FORGIVE YOU

FOR IT.

Wendy: LORI WRITES, "IF

A PERSON IS BADLY INJURED TO

THE POINT WHERE THEY ARE

MISSING A LIMB, AND THEY DIE

AND GO TO HEAVEN, DOES THAT

PERSON'S NEW BODY HAVE THE

SAME DEFORMITIES, OR ARE

THEY MADE WHOLE AND

PERFECT?"

Pat: WHOLE AND PERFECT,

LIKE UNTO HIS BODY.

Wendy: SONYA WRITES, "I

BELIEVE I HAVE A SPIRITUAL

GIFT.

I CAN THINK OF WHAT IS GOING

TO HAPPEN IN THE NEXT FEW

MINUTES BEFORE IT EVEN

HAPPENS.

I SAW THE BOSTON BOMBING

HAPPEN IN A DREAM BEFORE IT

EVEN HAPPENED.

IS THIS A SPIRITUAL GIFT?"

Pat: YOU KNOW, GOD HAS

GIVEN TO PEOPLE

EXTRAORDINARY ABILITIES.

AND SOME ARE NATURALLY

PSYCHIC PEOPLE.

IT IS WHAT THEY CALL

CLAIRVOYANT.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, THERE

ARE THOSE WHO HAVE WHAT IS

CALLED A WORD OF WISDOM, AND

WHERE GOD REVEALS, IN A

MOMENT OF TIME, SOMETHING

HAVING TO DO WITH THE

FUTURE.

SO WITH YOU, IT SOUNDS LIKE

THIS IS A NATURAL ABILITY

THAT HAS BEEN GIVEN TO YOU.

BUT YOU NEED TO GIVE IT TO

THE LORD.

AND NOT, YOU KNOW -- THE

BIBLE NEVER TELLS US TO STIR

UP OUR PSYCHIC POWERS.

WE'RE NOT TOLD TO DO THAT.

WE'RE TO FOCUS ON THE

SPIRIT.

SO IS THIS YOUR SPIRITUAL

GIFT?

I THINK YOU JUST HAVE AN

UNUSUAL SENSITIVITY.

BY ALL MEANS USE IT TO THE

GLORY OF GOD.

Wendy: I GET A LOT OF

PROPHETIC DREAMS -- WELL,

NOT A LOT, BUT I THINK THE

LORD GIVES THEM SO THAT YOU

CAN PRAY.

Pat: A WORD OF WISDOM.

THE FUTURE HAS TO DO WITH

THE WORD OF WISDOM.

Wendy: DEBRA WRITES, "I

HAVE A FRIEND WHO SAYS SHE

HAS NO USE FOR GOD BECAUSE

HE WAS NOT THERE FOR HER

WHEN SHE WAS BEING ABUSED BY

HER FATHER AS A CHILD.

SHE NEEDS AN ANSWER AS TO

WHY GOD ALLOWED THESE THINGS

TO HAPPEN TO HER, AND WHERE

GOD WAS WHEN THAT BAD STUFF

HAPPENED TO HER.

WHAT CAN I TELL HER?"

Pat: TELL HER TO LOOK

AT THE SON OF GOD, JESUS

CHRIST, WHO WAS WHIPPED,

BEATEN, SPIT UPON, REVIALED,

DESERTED, ABANDONED, AND HE

CRIED OUT, O GOD, O GOD, MY

FATHER, ABBA FATHER.

BUT THE LORD LOOKED AT HIM.

HE THOUGHT HE WAS ABANDONED,

AND YOU WEREN'T ABANDONED.

WHAT DO YOU TELL HER?

YOU SAY, LOOK TO JESUS.

AND WHEN I WAS ALL FINISHED,

OUT OF THIS, HE WAS HIGHLY

EXALTED, GIVEN A NAME ABOVE

EVERY NAME.

SO WE GO THROUGH TRIALS.

THAT'S PART OF EXISTENCE.

WE GO THROUGH TRIALS.

WE GO THROUGH DIFFICULTIES.

GOD'S ALWAYS THERE.

Wendy: AND HE WILL HELP

HER FORGIVE HER FATHER.

Pat: WELL, YES.

THAT'S WHAT HAS GOT TO BE

DONE.

I THINK YOU'RE RIGHT,

WENDY.

THAT IS THE LINGERING

PROBLEM, SHE WON'T FORGIVE

HER FATHER.

IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH

GOD.

HE HAS TO DO WITH HER

FATHER.

SHE HAS GOT TO GET OVER THAT

OR IT WILL RUIN HER LIFE.

Wendy: THANK YOU SO

MUCH, PAT.

WHEN CONCHITA'S HUSBAND

COULDN'T FIND A JOB, SHE

WANTED TO BRING IN SOME

EXTRA INCOME.

SO WE HELPED HER BUILD A

SMALL BUSINESS THAT PUT BOTH

OF THEM TO WORK AND HELPED

THEM FEED THEIR FAMILY.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: FOR YEARS

JOSE WORKED AS A BRICK MASON

ON JOBS OUTSIDE HIS

COUNTRY.

UNFORTUNATELY, WHEN THOSE

JOBS ENDED, HE WAS UNABLE TO

FIND WORK IN HIS HOME TOWN

OF VERACRUZ, MEXICO.

I TRIED FOR SEVERAL YEARS

TO FIND WORK HERE.

Reporter: WHEN JOSE'S

WIFE, CONCHITA, REALIZED HOW

DESPERATE THEIR SITUATION

WAS, SHE WANTED TO HELP.

I DECIDED TO LEARN HOW TO

MAKE SANDALS TO SELL FOR A

FEW PESOS.

Reporter: SO "OPERATION

BLESSING" TOOK CONCHITA

SHOPPING, AND WE BOUGHT HER

EVERYTHING SHE NEEDED TO

MAKE SANDALS TO SELL.

I COULDN'T BELIEVE THEY

GAVE US SO MUCH MATERIAL.

I MADE LOTS OF SANDALS RIGHT

AWAY.

I WAS VERY EXCITED.

Reporter: CONCHITA

MAKES THESE BEAUTIFUL

HAND-CRAFTED SANDALS, AND

HER HUSBAND SELLS THEM TO

TOURISTS AT A BEACH RESORT

NEAR THEIR HOME.

NOW WE CAN MAKE AND SELL

A VARIETY OF SIZES AND

COLORS TO PLEASE OUR NEW

CLIENTS.

I GIVE THANKS TO GOD

FIRST, AND THEN TO

"OPERATION BLESSING."

GOD BLESS YOU.

Wendy: ISN'T IT GREAT

TO SEE CONCHITA SMILING AND

MAKING THOSE BEAUTIFUL

SHOES?

WELL, YOU WERE A PART OF

THAT IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF

"THE 700 CLUB."

HOW MUCH IS IT?

JUST 65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH TO PUT A SMILE ON

SOMEONE'S FACE WHO HAS BEEN

SUFFERING.

JUST GO TO YOUR PHONES RIGHT

NOW AND GIVE US A CALL.

AND WHEN YOU DO, WE'RE GOING

TO SEND YOU A SPECIAL GIFT.

PAT'S NEW TEACHING CALLED

"HOW SHALL WE NOW LIVE?"

UP NEXT, FIRST HE STOLE BIG

RIGS, AND THEN HE WAS SENT

TO THE BIG HOUSE.

I'M INSIDE OF A BUILDING,

IN THIS CELL BLOCK, LOOKING

UP 60 FEET TO 70 FEET.

OH, MY GOODNESS, WHAT DID I

JUST GET MYSELF INTO?

Wendy: A NINE-TIME

CONVICT VOWS TO LEAVE PRISON

ONCE AND FOR ALL, NEXT.

*

Pat: OVER THE LAST 150

YEARS, SAN QUENTIN HAS

GAINED A REPUTATION FOR

BEING ONE OF THE TOUGHEST

PRISONS IN AMERICA, WITH THE

WORST OFFENDERS.

THE LIST OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE

BEEN INCARCERATED THERE ARE

INCLUDE TUKIE WILLIAMS,

SIRHAN SIRHAN, AND THE NOTE

NOTORIUS MAN SON.

I'M INSIDE OF THE

BUILDING, IN A CELL BLOCK,

LOOKING

UP 60 TO 70 FEET.

I SMELL THE BURNING TOILET

PAPER.

I SEE THE DIRT AND THE

GARBAGE.

OH, MY GOODNESS, WHAT DID I

JUST GET MYSELF INTO.

Reporter: MICHAEL

BRYANT SPENT A THIRD OF HIS

LIFE AT SAN QUENTIN, ONE OF

AMERICA'S MOST NOTORIOUS

PRISONS.

I'VE BEEN IN PRISON NINE

TIMES.

FOR DRUGS, VEHICLE THEFT,

INSURANCE FRAUD.

Reporter: MICHAEL SAYS

HIS LIFE GROWING UP WAS

CHALLENGING.

WHEN HE WAS

10, HIS MOTHER

ROBBED AN ARMORED CAR.

BEFORE THE POLICE CAME

LOOKING FOR HER, SHE LEFT

TOWN FOR GOOD.

I WENT IN THE HOUSE, LIKE

I DO EVERY DAY WHEN I GET

HOME FROM SCHOOL.

BUT THIS TIME THE HOUSE WAS

EMPTY.

I WAS A LITTLE CONFUSED.

I WENT TO MY BEDROOM, AND

THE TV THAT SHE BOUGHT ME

FOR MY BIRTHDAY WAS GONE.

AND I REMEMBER RUNNING

OUTSIDE, AND THE CAR WAS

GONE.

AND I NEVER SAW HER AGAIN TO

THIS DAY.

Reporter: MICHAEL WENT

TO LIVE WITH HIS ALCOHOLIC

FATHER, WHO SPENT MOST OF

HIS TIME AT BARS.

IN FACT, HE OFTEN TOOK

MICHAEL WITH HIM AND LEFT

HIM WAITING OUTSIDE IN THE

TRUCK.

SOMETIMES THE ONLY MEAL HE

ATE CAME FROM A STRANGER.

ONE OF THE LADIES WOULD

BRING ME DINNER OUT AND I'D

EAT THE DINNER AND BE

THANKFUL FOR IT.

Reporter: MICHAEL WAS

ALSO A VICTIM OF HIS

FATHER'S SEVERE DISCIPLINE.

THE CHASTISE.

MENT WAS EXTREMELY HARD.

MICHAEL WANTED A BETTER

LIFE FOR HIMSELF, SO HE

GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL

AT JUST 16.

SOON AFTER, HE LEFT HOME AND

HELD DOWN THREE JOBS.

HE ALSO STARTED USING METH.

EVERYBODY ELSE WAS IN THE

ROOM.

PEER PRESSURE, I DIDN'T KNOW

WHAT IT WAS, SO I DID IT,

ALONG WITH EVERYBODY ELSE.

IT GRABBED A HOLD OF ME, AND

A LOT HARDER THAN IT DID

EVERYBODY ELSE IN THE ROOM.

THERE WAS A HEIGHTENED SENSE

OF YOU'V EUPHORIA.

AND THAT ENDED UP BECOMING A

COPING MECHANISM.

Reporter: STILL,

MICHAEL THOUGHT HE WAS

LIVING THE GOOD LIFE.

I ACTUALLY HAD MY OWN

HOUSE AND PLENTY OF MONEY

AND CARS.

BUT THERE STILL WAS

SOMETHING MISSING.

Reporter: THEN ONE OF

MICHAEL'S JOBS, WASHING

SEMIS, TURNED INTO AN

OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE BIG

MONEY.

A FRIEND OF MINE SAID,

HEY, I CAN GET YOU $10,000

IF YOU BRING ME A

BULLDOZER.

AND I SAID, WELL, YOU'LL

HAVE TO TAKE THE TRUCK WITH

IT.

AND HE SAYS, OKAY.

Reporter: SO MICHAEL

QUIT HIS JOBS AND STARTED

STEALING AND SELLING

TRUCKS.

THE FEELING THAT I GOT

WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT I

STOLE A BIG RIG, IT WAS A

SICK SENSE OF

ACCOMPLISHMENT.

I HAD ACTUALLY FELT I HAD

ARRIVED.

Reporter: BUT THAT

FEELING WAS SHORT-LIVED.

AT 10 YEARS OLD, MICHAEL WAS

ARRESTED AND SENTENCED TO

THREE YEARS IN SAN QUENTIN.

WHILE THERE, MICHAEL STARTED

READING THE BIBLE.

BUT THE REASON HE SAYS WAS

TO MAKE MONEY.

I WANTED TO READ AND

LEARN ABOUT THIS GOD THAT

THE CHRISTIANS SERVE.

SO THAT I COULD FOOL THEM

INTO MAKING THEM THINK I WAS

A CHRISTIAN SO THEY WOULD DO

BUSINESS WITH ME.

BECAUSE I HAD THESE

GRANDIOSE IDEAS I WAS GOING

TO GET OUT OF PRISON AND

START MY OWN BUSINESS.

Reporter: BUT AS HE

READ, HE BEGAN TO UNDERSTAND

GOD'S LOVE FOR HIM.

THEN ONE DAY HE ACCEPTED

JESUS AS HIS SAVIOR.

HE WASN'T JUST A GOD.

HE WASN'T JUST A CREATOR.

HE WASN'T JUST A SAVIOR.

HE BECAME MY BEST FRIEND.

AND I DROPPED TO MY KNEES.

AND I REMEMBER SAYING, OH,

MY GODLINESS, THIS IS REAL.

Reporter: MICHAEL

ENJOYED HIS NEW FAITH, BUT

HE NEVER DEALT WITH HIS DRUG

ADDICTION OR HIS PAST.

SO WHEN HE GOT OUT, HE WENT

BACK TO USING AND COMMITTING

VARIOUS CRIMES.

FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, HE

WAS IN AND OUT OF PRISON.

YET NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES

HE FAILED, HE BELIEVED GOD

STILL LOVED HIM.

EVERY TIME I RELAPSED,

EVEN AFTER I KNEW GOD, MY

HIGH WAS NEVER THE SAME.

IT WAS ALMOST LIKE GOD CAME

IN AND RUINED MY HIGH EVERY

TIME.

ALTHOUGH I KNEW HIM, WAS

WALKING WITH HIM, I DIDN'T

USE HIM TO COPE WITH A LOT

OF MY PROBLEMS.

Reporter: MICHAEL WAS

DETERMINED TO SET HIS LIFE

STRAIGHT.

SO WHEN HE GOT OUT OF

PRISON, HE STARTED A

CONCRETE BUSINESS.

HE ALSO BEGAN DATING A WOMAN

WHO WAS A CHRISTIAN.

DANA PRAYED FOR ME

DAILY.

THERE WOULD BE TIMES WHEN I

WOULD WALK IN THE ROOM AND

SHE WOULD BE ON HER KNEES,

WITH HER FOREHEAD TO THE

GROUND, PRAYING FOR ME.

GOD HEARD HER.

Reporter: MICHAEL

BELIEVES HER PRAYERS WERE

ANSWERED WHEN HE WENT TO

PRISON FOR THE NINTH AND

FINAL TIME ON A D.U.I.

CHARGE.

NOT ONLY DID HE RECEIVE

TREATMENT FOR HIS DRUG

ADDICTION, MICHAEL SAYS GOD

SHOWED HIM THE TRUE MEANING

OF FORGIVENESS.

GOD CAME INTO MY CELL.

HE WAS TANGIBLE.

I COULD ALMOST REACH OUT AND

TOUCH HIM.

THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS RIGHT

THERE.

AND HE TOLD ME THAT HE

FORGAVE ME.

I REMEMBER I STARTED

CRYING.

I'M LAYING DOWN IN MY CELL,

AND I HAVE THESE TEARS GOING

DOWN, BUT I'M NOT SAD.

AND I JUST KEPT SAYING

LOUDLY, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

Reporter: THIS TIME

WHEN HE WAS RELEASED,

MICHAEL KNEW HE COULD TRUST

GOD WITH EVERY PART OF HIS

LIFE.

TODAY HE IS DRUG AND

ALCOHOL-FREE.

HE MARRIED DANA AND THEY

HAVE THREE CHILDREN.

MICHAEL KNOWS NO MATTER HOW

MANY TIMES YOU FALL, GOD'S

GRACE AND MERCY IS ALWAYS

THERE TO PICK YOU UP AGAIN.

A BELIEVER THAT HAS

FAILED CAN, UMPTEEN TIMES --

THEY DON'T NEED TO BE

DISPONDENT.

THEY NEED TO LOOK AT THE

LIFE GIVER, JESUS CHRIST, AS

THE AUTHOR AND FINISHER OF

THEIR FAITH.

AND HE REALLY DOES FORGIVE.

Pat: YOU KNOW, WE LIVE

IN A WORLD THAT HAS GOT ALL

KINDS OF PROBLEMS.

WE'VE GOT THE IRANIANS

GETTING READY TO HAVE A

NUCLEAR BOMB.

WE'VE GOT SYRIANS HAVE

CHEMICAL WEAPONS.

WE HAVE TENSION IN VARIOUS

PARTS OF THE WORLD.

WE HAVE ISLAMIC TERRORISTS

BLOWING UP PEOPLE.

WE HAVE PERSECUTION OF

CHRISTIANS IN PAKISTAN AND

EGYPT.

WE HAVE A PROBLEM HERE WITH

OUR HEALTH SYSTEM.

WE HAVE PROBLEMS GOING ON

WITH ABORTION, WITH GAY

MARRIAGE AND ALL OF THE

THINGS.

WE'VE GOT PROBLEM AFTER

PROBLEM AFTER PROBLEM.

BUT YOU KNOW, THERE IS ONLY

ONE THING THAT REALLY

MATTERS.

AND THAT'S THE FACT THAT THE

GOD WHO MADE YOU, WHO

CREATED HEAVEN AND EARTH,

SENT HIS SON TO DIE FOR

YOU.

AND HE DIED ON THE CROSS,

AND THEN HE ROSE AGAIN.

AND THOSE THAT BELIEVE HIM

CAN HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE.

REGARDLESS OF WHAT IS

HAPPENING HERE IN THIS

LIFE.

WHETHER YOU'RE PROSPERING OR

WHETHER YOUR SUFFERING.

WHETHER YOU'VE BEEN BEATEN

UP BY YOUR PARENTS, OR

WHETHER YOU'VE HAD A

COMFORTABLE, WONDERFUL

LIFE.

IT DOESN'T MATTER.

WE ALL GO TO THE SAME PLACE

IN THE END.

WE ALL DIE.

IT IS APPOINTED ON A MAN

ONCE TO DIE, AND AFTER THAT

THE JUDGMENT.

AND THEN THERE IS A

SEPARATION.

WE EITHER GO FOR AN ETERNITY

OF JOY AND BLISS IN THE

PRESENCE OF THE THE FATHER,

OR WE GO TO AN ETERNITY OF

TORMENT AND REGRET AND

REMORSE AND SUFFERING.

THAT'S THE WAY IT IS.

SO THE QUESTION FOR YOU IS:

WHAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT?

WHAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT?

DO THESE MOMENTARY THINGS

THAT THE NEWS HAS BLOWN

UP -- IS THAT IMPORTANT?

NOT REALLY.

WHAT REALLY IS IMPORTANT IS

THE FACT THAT JIEF JESUS

CHRIST DIED FOR YOU.

AND HE'LL COME INTO YOUR

LIFE IF YOU'LL ASK HIM.

SO I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU A

CHANCE RIGHT NOW TO SAY

YES.

REAL SIMPLE.

NOT COMPLICATED.

I'M NOT GOING TO TEACH YOU A

LESSON IN THEOLOGY.

I JUST WANT YOU TO SAY YES

TO THE ONE WHO DIED FOR

YOU.

WOULD YOU BOW YOUR HEAD, IF

YOU DON'T KNOW HIM, AND SAY

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT,

JESUS, I KNOW YOU DIED FOR

ME.

AND, LORD, I KNOW THAT YOU

ROSE AGAIN.

I KNOW THAT YOU LOVE ME.

AND I ASK YOU TO FORGIVE ME

FOR THE LIFE I'VE LIVED AND

THE THINGS THAT I'VE DONE

THAT ARE WRONG.

COME INTO MY LIFE, JESUS,

AND FROM THIS MOMENT ON I

WILL LIVE FOR YOU AND I WILL

SERVE YOU.

THANK YOU, LORD.

IN JESUS' NAME.

NOW, IF YOU PRAYED THAT

PRAYER, I WANT YOU TO CALL

US REAL QUICK AND SAY, I

PRAYED WITH PAT AND I GAVE

MY HEART TO THE LORD.

I WISH WE HAD MORE TIME, BUT

THAT'S ALL OF THE TIME WE

HAVE FOR TODAY'S PROGRAM.

TOMORROW WE'LL GO TOE TO TOE

WITH ONE OF THE BEST BLOCK

CERGS IN TH BLOCKERS IN THE

NFL.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM JOHN 8: "THERE IF

THE SON MAKES YOU FREE, YOU

SHALL BE FREE INDEED."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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