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The 700 Club - Nov. 21, 2013

Pastor and grandson of Billy Graham, Tullian Tchividjian discusses his first-hand experience with God’s unconditional love. Plus, Brian's deathbed conversion in the back of an ambulance became a new lease on life. Read Transcript


HE FLUSHED THE DEFICIT,

BALANCED THE BUDGET, AND

FOUND HIMSELF FIGHTING FOR

HIS POLITICAL LIFE BECAUSE

OF IT.

WISCONSIN GOVERNOR SCOTT

WALKER SHARES WHY HE IS

UNINTIMIDATED.

AND THEN --

I KNEW THEY WERE GOING TO

KILL ME.

IF I DIED, I DIED.

I DIDN'T CARE.

A DRUG RUNNER WITH A

DEATH WISH ALMOST GETS WHAT

HE WAS WISHING FOR.

ONE OF THE PARAMEDICS

SAID TO ME, SON, YOU'RE

GOING TO DIE.

*

[APPLAUSE]

Pat: WELL, WELCOME,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, TO

THIS EDITION OF "THE 700

CLUB".

CHRIS MITCHELL ACCOMPANIED

PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU TO

RUSSIA, AND WE'VE GOT AN

EXCLUSIVE REPORT FROM THAT

VISIT, AS ISRAEL IS DOING

EVERYTHING IT CAN TO SLOW

DOWN THE ON-RUSH OF THE

IRANIANS.

AND WISE HEADS ARE SAYING TO

KERRY AND THE PRESIDENT,

COOL IT.

THIS THING IS DANGEROUS, AND

YOU'RE GOING THE WRONG WAY.

TERRY?

Terry: THE WAR IN THE

MIDDLE EAST COULD HAVE

GLOBAL CONSEQUENSES, SO

CHRIS IS GOING TO BRING US A

REPORT FROM THE MEETING IN

RUSSIA.

CHRIS?

Reporter: WHILE THE

WORLD POWERS MET WITH

IRANIAN NEGOTIATORS IN

GENEVA, BOTH NETANYAHU AND

PUTIN TOOK DIFFERENT VIEWS

ON THOSE TALKS.

PUTIN WAS OPTMISTIC.

WE HOPE IN THE NEAR

FUTURE A DEAL WILL BE

ANNOUNCED, ACCEPTABLE TO ALL

OF THE SIDES.

Reporter: NETANYAHU

WARNED ONCE AGAIN ABOUT THE

DANGER OF A NUCLEAR IRAN.

THE BIGGEST THREAT

AGAINST US AND AGAINST

GLOBAL SECURITY IS IRAN'S

EFFORT TO ARM ITSELF WITH

NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

Reporter: NETANYAHU'S

ATTEMPT TO CHANGE PUTIN'S

MIND IS A LONG SHOT.

I THINK THE PRIME

MINISTER TRIED TO CONVINCE

PUTIN THAT AGREEMENT WITH

IRAN, AT THE MOMENT, WOULD

BE A BAD IDEA.

BUT I THINK HE KNEW IT WILL

BE A VERY HARD TASK.

AND FROM WHAT WE SAW IN THE

PRESS CONFERENCE, I THINK

THAT BOTH SIDES BASICALLY

AGREED NOT TO AGREE.

Reporter: NETANYAHU'S

VISIT HERE TO MOSCOW IS JUST

ONE PART OF AN ALL-OUT

DIPLOMATIC CAMPAIGN BY

ISRAEL TO STOP THE

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY FROM

STRIKING A DEAL WITH IRAN

THAT WOULD ALLOW IT TO GET A

NUCLEAR DEVICE.

THEY DON'T WANT GENEVA 2013

TO BECOME MUNICH 1938, WHEN

THE WESTERN POWERS APPEASED

ADOLPH HITLER AND HE TOOK

OVER CZECHOSLOVAKIA.

THAT AGREEMENT SOWED THE

SEEDS FOR WORLD WAR II.

THE DREAM IS A DREAM

DEAL.

THEY DON'T HAVE TO MAKE ANY

SIGNIFICANT CONCESSION, AND

AT THE SAME TIME, THEY GET

EASING OF THE SANCTIONS.

Reporter: A SPOKESMAN

FOR THE PRIME MINISTER SAYS

IRAN IS NOT JUST AN ISRAELI

PROBLEM.

IT IS OBVIOUS THAT THE

URANIUM NUCLEAR PROBLEM IS A

THREAT TO ISRAEL, THAT'S

CLEAR.

BUT IT IS ALSO A THREAT TO

THE WORLD.

IRANIANS ARE WORKING ON

MISSILE THAT CAN CARRY

NUCLEAR PAYLOADS.

THEY'VE ALREADY GOT MISSILES

THAT CAN TARGET ISRAEL.

THOSE MISSILES ARE BEING

BUILT FOR TARGET WAY BEYOND

THE MIDDLE EAST, IN EUROPE

AND NORTH AMERICA.

Reporter: BUT WILL

ISRAEL ATTACK IRAN'S NUCLEAR

FACILITIES.

ISRAEL'S FORMER NATIONAL

SECURITY ADVISOR TOLD THE

FINANCIAL TIMES, "WE HAVE

ENOUGH TO STOP THE IRANIANS

FOR A VERY LONG TIME.

WE ARE NOT BLUFFING.

WE ARE VERY SERIOUS,

PREPARING OURSELVES FOR THE

POSSIBILITY THAT ISRAEL WILL

HAVE TO DEFEND ITSELF BY

ITSELF."

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

MOSCOW.

Pat: YOU KNOW, AS WE

LOOK AT THE PRESIDENT,

APPARENTLY HE IS JUST NOT

ALL THAT BRIGHT.

HE HADN'T READ THE

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, IT

LOOKS LIKE, OR HE WON'T HAVE

SAID THE THINGS THAT HE

SAID.

HE APPARENTLY DOES NOT

REALLY UNDERSTAND FOREIGN

POLICY BECAUSE HE IS LEADING

US INTO AN ABYSS IN TERMS OF

IRAN.

IN TERMS OF OTHER RELATIONS

WITH OUR ALLIES, HE HAS

MESSED THEM UP.

THE SAUDIS ARE LOOKING AWAY,

AND THE ISRAELIS ARE SAYING,

WE'VE GOT TO FIND SOMEBODY

BESIDES AMERICA.

SO ALLAROUND THE WORLD, THE

POLICIES OF AMERICA SEEM TO

BE FAILING.

AND THE EUROPEANS ARE

LOOKING AT AMERICA AS A

POTENTIALLY FAILED STATE.

WHY?

BECAUSE WE HAVE SOMEBODY IN

CHARGE WHO DOESN'T KNOW WHAT

HE IS DOING.

A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER DOES

NOT HAVE THE REQUISITE

EXPERIENCE NEEDED TO LEAD A

GREAT NATION.

AND WE'RE HAVING PROBLEMS.

AND NOW WE'VE GOT A DEAL

GOING ON IN IRAN -- EXCUSE

ME, IN AFGHANISTAN, WHICH

MAY EQUAL BE A PROBLEM.

IT LOOKS LIKE OUR TROOPS MAY

BE STAYING THERE FOR YEARS

TO COME.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM WASHINGTON.

HERE IS JOHN.

Reporter: PAT, THAT'S

RIGHT.

UP TO 8,000 U.S. TROOPS

COULD REMAIN IN AFGHANISTAN

AFTER 2014, UNDER A NEW

SECURITY DEAL BEING WORKED

OUT BETWEEN THE TWO

COUNTRIES.

HAMID KARZAI TOLD THE 2500

MEMBERS OF HIS COUNTRIES

HIGH COUNCIL OF ELDERS,

SUPPORTS THE PLAN.

THEY ARE MEETING TO DISCUSS

THE U.S. TROOPS THAT WILL

STAY AFTER 2018.

HE SAID THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA

ASSURED HIM U.S. FORCES WILL

RESPECT THE SAFETY AND

SECURITY OF AFGHANS.

OBAMACARE MAY LEAD TO A

MASSIVE WAVE OF INSURANCE

CANCELLATIONS FOR AMERICAN

EMPLOYEES NEXT FALL.

BETWEEN 50 MILLION TO

100 MILLION.

THAT'S THE FINDING BY THE

CONSERVATIVE AMERICAN

ENTERPRISE PURSUIT.

MANY EMPLOYEES WILL FIND

THEIR POLICIES HAVE BEEN

CANCELLED BECAUSE THEY DON'T

MEET THE NEW REQUIREMENTS.

WELL, IF YOU WANT TO LIVE

LONGER, YOU MIGHT WANT TO

TRY EATING SOME NUTS.

THE LARGEST STUDY EVER DONE

ON NUTS, FOUND PEOPLE WHO

ATE THEM EVERY DAY WERE 20%

LESS LIKELY TO DIE THAN

THOSE WHO DIDN'T.

ACCORDING TO THE HARVARD

STUDY, THE RISK OF DYING

FROM HEART DISEASE DROPPED

NEARLY 30%, AND THE RISK OF

DYING FROM CANCER FELL 11%.

THE BENEFITS CAME FROM

PEANUTS, PISTACHIOS,

ALMONDS, AND OTHER TREE

NUTS.

AND OTHER NUT EATERS STAYED

SLIMMER, TOO.

Pat: I'M A WALKING

TESTIMONY TO THE NUT

INDUSTRY.

I DON'T KNOW IF THAT IS GOOD

OR BAD.

Terry: I DON'T KNOW.

I WOULDN'T FEED THEM THAT

AMMUNITION, IF I WERE.

Pat: TODAY I HAD

ALMONDS, I HAD WALNUTS.

I HAD NOTHING ELSE.

AND, OF COURSE, I HAVE OAT

BRAN AND OATMEAL.

Terry: THAT IS A STAPLE

FOR YOU ON A REGULAR BASIS,

I KNOW.

Pat: WELL, IT KEEPS YOU

YOUNG.

KEEPS YOU HEALTHY.

KEEPS YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE

DOWN AND KEEPS YOUR HEART

WORKING.

BUT THESE NUTS ARE VERY,

VERY BENEFICIAL.

YOU CAN GET THEM AT PLACES

LIKE COSCO, AND YOU GET BIG

BAGS OF THEM.

Terry: THOSE ARE PRETTY

IMPRESSIVE STATISTICS ON

THAT.

Pat: WELL, THEY ARE.

THEY'RE GOOD TO EAT.

I LIKE THEM.

THEY TASTE GOOD.

OKAY, HERE IS JOHN.

Reporter: PAT, REGENT

UNIVERSITY WILL SOON BEGIN

OFFERING A NEW TYPE OF

ONLINE EDUCATION KNOWN AS

MOOCS, WHICH STANDS FOR

MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE

COURSES.

MORE THAN 6 MILLION PERSONS

ARE ENROLLED IN MOOCS.

AND THEY'RE USUALLY FREE.

REGENT'S MOOCS WILL BE

CALLED LIGHT AND TRUTH.

THE DIRECTOR SAYS THE

COURSES WILL BE OPEN TO

PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD.

ONE OF THE KEY PIECES

HERE ARE INDIVIDUALS WHO

CAN'T COME TO OUR CAMPUS.

MAYBE THEY'RE IN OTHER PARTS

OF THE WORLD OR OF THE THE

UNITED STATES, WHO CAN'T

COME HERE, WHO WANT A

HIGH-LEVEL, EXCEPTIONAL

EDUCATION.

Reporter: IT SOUNDS

LIKE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR

REGENT TO BE ABLE TO TRAIN

AND EQUIP CHRISTIAN LEADERS

TO CHANGE THE WORLD.

Pat: I'M PLEASED TO

REPORT THIS IS A PROGRAM I

INITIATED, SO I'M GLAD TO

SEE IT.

IT IS GOING TO BE VERY, VERY

GOOD.

Terry: THAT'S A

WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY.

Pat: MY GOAL IS TO

ENROLL 250,000 AROUND THE

WORLD.

IT MAY GO MUCH BIGGER THAN

THAT.

THESE MOOCS ARE -- IT'S

CALLED MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE

COURSES.

AND PEOPLE CAN SIGN UP, AND

YOU CAN GET THEM IN

DIFFERENT LANGUAGES.

WE'VE GOT A GROUP CALLED

"CAN DO."

AND THEY'VE WORKED WITH YEE

WITH eBAY, I THINK IT IS,

IN PITCHING SOME OF THE

STUFF THEY DAY, AND THEY'RE

BRILLIANT.

AND THE WEBSITE IS JUST

GORGEOUS.

WE CALL IT LUXVERA.

WHEN I WAS AT VEIL, IT WAS

LUX ET VERITAS, LIGHT AND

TRUTH.

SO I COMBINED IT TO GET

LUXVERA.

Terry: SO PEOPLE GO

ONLINE TO regent.ede to

fin TO FIND OUT?

Pat: YES.

AND I'M TALKING TO NEWT

GINGRICH ABOUT THE

POSSIBILITY OF HIM DOING A

COURSE ON AMERICAN HISTORY,

AND SO FORTH, AND ON

FREEDOM.

AND THEN WE'LL EXPAND IT.

THE GOAL IS TO HAVE FOUR

YEARS OF TRAINING.

BUT YOU CAN GET EVERY

LANGUAGE.

YOU CAN HAVE PORTUGUESE,

SPANISH, CHINESE -- YOU CAN

HAVE THEM ALL ON THERE.

Terry: AMAZING.

Pat: ISN'T IT?

REGENT UNIVERSITY, THE

GLOBAL PREEMINENT CHRISTIAN

UNIVERSITY.

IT IS TAKING THE LEAD, AND

IT IS GOING TO STAY AS THE

LEAD.

OKAY.

TERRY?

Terry: COMING UP, HE IS

ONE OF THREE AMERICAN

GOVERNORS WHO HAS FACED A

RECALL ELECTION, AND THE

ONLY ONE WHO REMAINED IN

OFFICE.

WISCONSIN'S SCOTT WALKER

SHARES HOW HE MADE HISTORY.

THAT'S NEXT.

Pat: YOU KNOW, FOLKS,

WE GET A LOT OF BOOKS HERE,

AND I HAVE TO READ THEM SO I

CAN TALK ABOUT THEM.

BUT I HAD THE JOY OF READING

ONE OVER THE WEEKEND BY

SCOTT WALKER, THE GOVERNOR

OF WISCONSIN, CALLED

"UNINTIMIDATED."

AND IT IS QUITE A STORY.

REALLY, IT READS LIKE AN

ADVENTURE NOVEL.

I RECOMMEND IT TO PEOPLE

RIGHT NOW.

A FEW MONTHS AFTER HE WAS

ELECTED GOVERNOR, SCOTT

WALKER WAS ALREADY IN A

BATTLE FOR HIS POLITICAL

LIFE WHEN HE FACED A RECALL

VOTE.

HOW DID HE COME TO THAT?

HERE IS DAVID BRODY TO

EXPLAIN.

Reporter: WHEN HE TOOK

OFF, GOVERNOR'S WALKER'S

FIRST MOVE WAS TO PUT A STOP

TO THE STATE'S OUT OF

CONTROL SPENDING, AND FIND A

WAY TO REIN IN A

$6.5 BILLION BUDGET

DEFICIT.

HIS LEGISLATION PASSED, BUT

SOON AFTER LIBERAL

PROTESTORS STORMED THE

CAPITAL, ANGRY THAT HIS PLAN

EFFECTIVELY TOOK AWAY THE

ABILITY FOR MOST OF THE

STATE'S PUBLIC UNIONS TO

BARGAIN COLLECTIVELY, AND

FORCED STATE WORKERS TO

CONTRIBUTE MORE OF THEIR OWN

MONEY TO THEIR PENSIONS AND

HEALTH CARE COSTS.

BY THE END OF HIS FIRST YEAR

IN OFFICE, WALKER WAS

FIGHTING NOT ONLY FOR HIS

REFORMS, BUT FOR HIS

POLITICAL LIFE AS HE WAS

FACING AN UNPRECEDENTED

RECALL ELECTION.

BUT THEN SOMETHING HAPPENED:

WALKER'S POLICIES BEGAN TO

WORK.

AND WHEN ELECTION DAY ROLLED

AROUND IN JUNE 2012, VOTERS

DECIDED THEY WERE BETTER OFF

UNDER HIS LEADERSHIP.

SCOTT WALKER BECAME THE

FIRST GOVERNOR IN AMERICAN

HISTORY TO SURVIVE A RECALL

ATTEMPT.

IN HIS NEW BOOK,

"UNINTIMIDATED," WALKER

SHARES THE LESSONS

CONSERVATIVES ON THE

NATIONAL STAGE CAN LEARN

FROM HIS SUCCESS.

Pat: GOVERNOR SCOTT

WALKER JOINS US NOW FROM

WASHINGTON.

IT IS A PLEASURE TO HAVE YOU

WITH US.

I ENJOYED YOUR BOOK.

Reporter: THANK YOU SO

MUCH.

THANKS FOR LOOKING AT IT.

AND GOOD TO BE WITH YOU.

Pat: LET'S GET RIGHT TO

IT.

$3.6BILLION FISCAL HOLE THAT

YOUR PREDECESSORS HAD LEFT.

TALK ABOUT HOW THIS

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING FOR

STATE EMPLOYEES WORKED IN

WISCONSIN?

HOW DID THAT CIRCLE WORK?

YEAH.

IT REALLY WAS A CYCLE THAT

HAD NO PLACE FOR THE

TAXPAYERS INVOLVED.

IT TOOK LEGITIMATE

TAXPAYERS' MONEY AND PAID IT

FOR LEGITIMATE WAGES AND

BENEFITS FOR PUBLIC

EMPLOYEES, THE GOOD, DECENT

PEOPLE WHO WORK AT STATE AND

LOCAL GOVERNMENTS.

AND PART OF THAT WENT TO THE

UNIONS, AND IN TURN THE

UNIONS USED THAT -- PART OF

IT WAS FOR POLITICAL ACTION

COMMITTEES THAT GO OUT AND

INTERVIEW CANDIDATES FOR

OFFICE WHO SAY THEY'RE GOING

TO ADD MORE EMPLOYEES AND

MORE BENEFITS, AND THE CYCLE

STARTS ALL OVER AGAIN.

NOWHERE IN THAT DOES IT HELP

THE HARD-WORKING PEOPLE.

Pat: THE GUYS ACROSS

THE TABLE ARE THOSE WHO THE

UNIONS PUT IN POWER.

THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT.

Pat: YOU WERE COUNTY

EXECUTIVE OF MILWAUKEE.

WHAT DO YOU CALL IT IN

WISCONSIN?

IS IT COUNTY EXECUTIVE?

IT IS A COUNTY EXECUTIVE,

AND I HAD BEEN THAT FOR

EIGHT YEARS.

THAT WAS REALLY WHERE I

LEARNED HOW DIFFICULT IT WAS

TO TAKE ON THE PUBLIC

EMPLOYEE UNIONS,

PARTICULARLY IN LOCAL

GOVERNMENT.

Pat: YOU WANTED TO

CHANGE WORK RULES.

YOU WANTED TO GET RID OF

INEFFICIENT WORKERS.

YOU WANTED TO DO SOME NORMAL

THINGS A BUSINESS WOULD DO.

BUT YOU HAD TO CLEAR ALL OF

THAT WITH THE UNION BOSSES.

IS THAT THE WAY IT WORKED?

THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT.

AND TO AVOID LAYOFFS YEARS

AGO, WE DECIDED TO DO A

35-HOUR WORK WEEK SO NOBODY

WOULD BE LAID OFF.

TO DO THAT, I NEEDED THE

APPROVAL OF THE UNIONS IN

THEY BASICALLY SAID, FIGURE

FORGET IT, GO AND LAY PEOPLE

OFF.

AND THEY THOUGHT IN A FEW

YEARS I WOULD BE OUT OF

OFFICE, AND THEY WOULD HELP

ELECT SOMEONE KNEW WHO

RESTORE THOSE EMPLOYEES AND

THEY WOULD GET THEIR

BENEFITS.

AND THE PEOPLE WHO WERE HURT

WERE THE YOUNG PEOPLE JUST

STARTING OUT IN THE

WORKFORCE.

AND I MADE CERTAIN THOSE

WERE THE PEOPLE WE WOULD

PROTECT, ALONG WITH THE

TAXPAYERS, WHEN I TOOK OVER

AS GOVERNOR.

Pat: IN THE NEWS THERE

WAS AN ARTICLE THAT BOEING

IS DOING THE 777 DREAMLINER

PLANE, AND THEY WANTED TO

BUILD IT IN THE SETAC AREA

IN WASHINGTON.

AND BOEING SAID THIS IS

GOING TO COST THOUSANDS OF

JOBS, AND THE UNION LEADER

SAID WE HAVE SACRED PENSIONS

AND PRIVILEGES, AND WE'RE

NOT GOING TO GIVE THEM UP

REGARDLESS OF JOBS.

IS THAT THE WAY IT WAS IN

WISCONSIN, TOO?

THERE WAS NO DOUBT.

IN MANY WAYS IT WAS EVEN

WORSE, NOT ONLY IN STATE

GOVERNMENTS BUT FOR LOCAL

GOVERNMENTS ALL ACROSS

WISCONSIN.

IT WASN'T JUST ABOUT PENSION

AND HEALTH CARE BENEFITS.

A GOOD EXAMPLE IS SOMETHING

THAT HAPPENED BEFORE I WAS

IN OFFICE.

NEARLY EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT

IN MY STATE HAD TO BUY THEIR

HEALTH INSURANCE BY JUST ONE

PLAN, RUN BY THE TEACHERS'

UNION.

SINCE OUR REFORM, ACT 10,

SCHOOL DISTRICTS ALL ACROSS

THE STATE CAN BID OUT THEIR

HEALTH CARE INSURANCE.

THEY'RE SAVING TENS OF

MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

THAT'S MONEY THAT GOES RIGHT

BACK INTO THE CLASSROOM.

Pat: THE WHOLE DEAL WAS

THAT YOU HATED LABOR, YOU

WERE AGAINST LABOR, THAT YOU

WERE A MONSTER, AND THEY

POURED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS

AGAINST YOU.

WHERE DID THAT MONEY COME

FROM THAT WAS BEING SPENT

AGAINST YOU?

WELL, IT CAME FROM ALL

AROUND THE COUNTRY.

AFTER THE FIRST WEEK OR SO,

WE STARTED TO SEE THE

PROTESTS, NOT ONLY FROM

WISCONSIN.

WE COULD SEE THE SIGNS, THE

BANNERS, THE SEMI TRUCKS AND

BUSES BRINGING PEOPLE IN,

FIRST FROM CHICAGO AND THEN

WASHINGTON, NEW YORK, NEW

JERSEY, AND ELSEWHERE.

AND IT GOT UGLY AND MANY

WAYS.

IN FACT, THE INTRODUCTION

SHOWED SOME OF THE FOOTAGE

OF THE PROTESTORS, AND

PEOPLE CERTAINLY KNEW ABOUT

THAT.

IN THIS BOOK,

"UNINTIMIDATED," WEIGH TALK

ABOUINTIMIDATED," WE TALK

ABOUT THE REAL THREATS.

I MENTIONED ONE DEATH THREAT

THAT WAS DIRECTED AT MY WIFE

WHERE SHE POINTED OUT THAT A

GOVERNOR HAD NEVER BEEN

ASSASSINATED AT WISCONSIN.

AND THEY SAID, MAYBE WE

SHOULD DIRECT OUR ANGST ON

YOUR SONS.

WHO WERE IN HIGH SCHOOL AT

THE TIME.

IT WAS ONE OF THOSE

DISGUSTING THINGS WE DON'T

WANT TO SEE IN POLITICS,

FROM THE LEFT OR THE RIGHT,

AND YET THAT IS WHAT WAS

GOING ON IN WISCONSIN AT

THAT TIME.

Pat: YOU WERE RUNNING A

GAUNTLET, AND THE STATE

POLICE WERE OVERRUN, AND

THEY WERE BANGING ON YOUR

CAR.

YOU WERE IN DANGER OF YOUR

LIFE?

NO DOUBT ABOUT IT.

WE HAD AT ONE POINT WHERE

THEY WERE COMING OUT OF A

PLANT IN WISCONSIN, AND THEY

WERE LITERALLY SHAKING ONE

OF THE STATE POLICE CARS

THAT WERE WITH ME.

THE CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY

SCHOOL I WENT TO READ AT IN

MILWAUKEE, WHERE PROTESTORS,

BEFORE I GOT THERE,

LITERALLY GLUED THE DOOR

SHUT.

ONE OF THE MOST EGG

EGREGIOUS, WHEN I WAS OUT ON

THE MALL IN OUR STATE, WHERE

WE WERE GOING TO DO A

SPECIAL CEREMONY WITH THE

SPECIAL OLYMPICS WITH LAW

ENFORCEMENT TO KICK THINGS

OFF, AND HUNDREDS OF

PROTESTORS DRESSED AT

ZOMBIES CAME OUT AND GOT

BETWEEN ME AND THE

ATHLETES.

IN THE END, I THINK IT HAD

THE REVERSE EFFECT.

PEOPLE IN MY STATE AND

ACROSS THE COUNTRY SAID,

WE'RE NOT LIKE THIS.

AND THAT WAS ONE OF THE

MOMENTS THAT STARTED TO TURN

THE TIDE, I THINK, IN OUR

FAVOR.

Pat: YOU WERE CRITICAL

OF THE WAY ROMNEY RAN HIS

CAMPAIGN.

HE CAME INTO WISCONSIN, AND

YOU HAVE SOME ADVICE FOR

WHAT HE SHOULD HAVE DONE,

AND FOR ANY FUTURE CANDIDATE

ON THE NATIONAL SCENE.

HOW DID HE MISS IT?

YEAH, IN THE BOOK I WRITE

A WHOLE CHAPTER ON THIS

BECAUSE I THINK MITT ROMNEY

WOULD HAVE BEEN A GREAT

PRESIDENT.

HE IS A GREAT MAN.

HIS CAMPAIGN GAVE HIM POOR

ADVICE.

THE DAY AFTER THE RECALL

ELECTION, I SAID IF HE CAME

IN AND SAID THAT THE "R"

NEXT TO HIS NAME STOOD NOT

JUST FOR REPUBLICAN BUT FOR

REFORMER, HE COULD WIN IN A

BATTLEGROUND STATE LIKE

MINE.

BUT HIS CAMPAIGN DECIDED IT

HAD TO BE A REVEREND ON

BARACK OBAMA.

SO THERE WAS A VOID OUT

THERE THAT HIS OPPOSITION

FILLED.

AND IN OUR STATE AND A LOT

OF BATTLEGROUND STATES,

UNFORTUNATELY, IT SAID THAT

THE "R" STANDS FOR RICH

GUY.

AND THAT'S NOT WHO HE IS.

BUT I SAID, YOU HAVE TO SHOW

YOU'RE A REFORMER.

AND ONE OUT OF SIX WHO VOTED

FOR ME, AND THEN VOTED FOR

BARACK OBAMA, WHICH MAY SEEM

ODD, BUT I THINK IN BOTH

CASES THEY WERE LOOKING FOR

LEADERSHIP.

Pat: YOUR POLICIES WERE

SUCCESSFUL.

YOU WERE ABLE TO PUT IN

REFORMS, AND THE BUDGET HOLE

HAS BEEN CLOSED, AND THE

BUDGET IS BALANCED, AND YOU

NOW HAVE A SURPLUS.

IS THAT THE WAY IT WAS?

YEAH.

WE TOOK A $3.6 BILLION

BUDGET DEFICIT, AND AT THE

END OF JUNE, WE HAD JUST SHY

OF $6 BILLION SURPLUS.

AND SEE OUR UNEMPLOYMENT

RATE GO FROM 9.2%, TO ABOUT

46% RIGHT NOW.

WE'RE NOT DONE YET.

ONE OF THE OTHER LESSONS I

TALK ABOUT IN THE BOOK FOR

OTHER STATES, AND EVEN OUR

FRIENDS IN WASHINGTON, BUT

WHAT WE FOCUSED ON WAS NOT

AUSTERITY.

AUSTERITY WOULD HAVE BEEN

CUTTING THINGS ACROSS THE

BOARD.

INSTEAD, WE USED REAL

REFORMS TO MAKE THE

GOVERNMENT WORK BETTER, AND

THAT, IN TURN, HELPED US

BALANCE THE BUDGET.

Pat: IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL

STORY.

AND YOU TIPPED YOUR HAT TO

RICH DANIELS IN INDIANA, WHO

WAS SORT OF A ROLE MODEL FOR

YOU.

MITCH IS A GOOD FRIEND

AND A GREAT GOVERNOR.

Pat: WE WISH YOU THE

BEST.

HOW LONG IS THIS TERM YOU'RE

IN FOR NOW?

CAN YOU RUN AGAIN?

ODDLY ENOUGH, I'M UP FOR

ELECTION YET AGAIN NEXT

YEAR.

IT WILL BE MY THIRD ELECTION

FOR GOVERNOR, AND I'M

GETTING PRETTY GOOD AT IT.

Pat: YOU ARE THE SON OF

A PASTOR.

YOU RELIED ON THE BIBLE AS A

SOURCE OF STRENGTH.

ONE LAST QUESTION: TELL US

ABOUT IT?

THERE IS NO DOUBT ABOUT

IT.

PEOPLE SAID, HOW DID YOU PUT

UP WITH ALL OF THIS?

I SAID ONE OF THE BEST

THINGS I DID WAS GET OUT OF

THE CAPITAL AND GO AROUND

THE STATE.

IT WAS GREAT, THE PEOPLE WHO

SUPPORTED US.

THE MOST COMPELLING WOULD BE

WHEN I WOULD GO TO FACTORIES

ON SMALL BUSINESSES AND

PEOPLE WOULD COME UP TO ME

AND SAY, WE'RE PRAYING FOR

YOU.

I WAS ON THE MORNING SHOW IN

GREENBAY, AND THE WOMAN THAT

WAS MICIN MIC-ING ME UP,

SHE SAID, I WANTED TO KNOW

ME AND MY KIDS PRAY FOR YOU

EVERY NIGHT.

AND THAT KEPT ME POSITIVE.

IT DIDN'T LET ME GET IN THE

TRENCHES AND GET UGLY THE

WAY SOME OF THE PROTESTORS

HAD BEEN.

INSTEAD, WE STAYED POSITIVE,

AND I THINK THAT PAID OFF.

Pat: CONGRATULATIONS ON

WHAT YOU'VE DONE.

FOLKS, THIS IS AN

INTERESTING BOOK.

IT IS CALLED "UNINTIMIDATED."

AND IT IS AVAILABLE WHERE

BOOKS ARE SOLD.

YOU ARE FROM WISCONSIN?

Terry: I AM.

IT IS VERY ENCOURAGING TO

ALL OF US WHEN YOU SEE

SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPEN.

IT MEANS THINGS CAN BE

TURNED AROUND.

NO MATTER HOW BAD THEY ARE,

NO MATTER WHERE WE ARE, WITH

THE RIGHT LEADERSHIP THINGS

CAN BE TURNED AROUND FOR ALL

OF US.

Pat: COMMON SENSE.

COMMON SENSE AND COURAGE.

DO YOU VOTE IN VIRGINIA OR

WISCONSIN?

Terry: I VOTE IN

VIRGINIA, BUT MY HEART IS IN

WISCONSIN.

Pat: WISCONSIN'S

FAVORITE DAUGHTER, ALONG

WITH HER FAVORITE SON, SCOTT

WALKER.

Terry: UP NEXT, HE WENT

FROM LIVING ON THE STREETS

TO NEARLY DYING IN AN

AMBULANCE.

I ROBBED THIS GUY, AND HE

SHOT ME RIGHT IN MY HEAD.

ONE OF THE PARAMEDICS SAID

TO ME, DO YOU WANT ME TO

CALL ANYBODY AND LET THEM

KNOW YOU'RE GOING TO DIE?

Terry: HEAR HOW HE

SURVIVED.

THAT'S NEXT.

Pat: WELCOME BACK.

YOU'RE WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB," AND WE'RE SO HAPPY TO

HAVE YOU WITH US.

YOU KNOW YOU'RE IN TROUBLE

WHEN THE PARAMEDICS ARE

TELLING YOU YOU'RE GOING TO

DIE.

THOSE WERE THE WORDS SPOKEN

TO BRAIN-DEAD BRIAN BOLT AS

HE WAS RIDING IN THE BACK OF

AN AMBULANCE AFTER HE WAS

SHOT POINT-BLANK IN THE

HEAD.

FOR BRIAN, HIS MOMENT WAS A

FEW MOMENTS FROM DEATH, BUT

IT WASN'T HIS TIME YET.

IT WAS A CHALLENGE FOR ME

TO SEE HOW FAR I COULD GO.

IF I DIED, I DIED.

I DIDN'T CARE.

I WAS GOING DOWN THE PATH

TOWARDS HELL.

Reporter: AT HIS

LOWEST, BRIAN BOLT WAS A

PETTY THIEF, A MILITARY

DESERTER, AND A HEROIN

ADDICT, A STARK CONTRAST

FROM WHERE HE CAME FROM.

BRIAN GREW UP IN A FAMILY

THAT WAS THE IDEALIC

PORTRAIT OF MIDDLE CLASS

AMERICA.

MY DAD WAS A GREAT

FATHER.

HE WORKED HARD.

I LEARNED THE VALUE OF HARD

WORK FROM HIM.

MY MOTHER WAS A GREAT

WOMAN.

Reporter: BUT TO BRIAN,

HIS PARENTS' LIVES WERE

BORING AND UNINTERESTING.

HE CRAZED EXCITEMENT AND

LOOKED FOR IT IN OTHER

PEOPLE.

WHEN I WAS ABOUT 11, 12,

A LOT OF MY FRIENDS WERE

OLDER, AND THEY WERE INTO

DRUGS AND ALCOHOL.

I THOUGHT THEY WERE THE

COOLEST PEOPLE ON PLANET

EARTH.

Reporter: SO BRIAN DID

EXACTLY AS THEY DID.

IT BEGAN TO LEAD ME DOWN

TO STEPS THAT I'VE NEVER

PERSONAL MANY SEEN.

IT WAS A CHALLENGE FOR ME TO

SEE HOW FAR I COULD GO.

Reporter: HIS PARENTS

HAD NO IDEA THEIR SON WAS

ABUSING DRUGS AND DRINKING.

THEY DID KNOW HE WAS

BECOMING TOO MUCH FOR THEM

TO HANDLE AND SENT HIM AWAY

TO LIVE WITH A RELATIVE.

THEY HOPED ANOTHER

ENVIRONMENT WOULD HELP.

IT DIDN'T.

I STARTED TO GET INTO

MORE TROUBLE.

I STARTED SELLING DRUGS,

STEALING FROM PEOPLE.

I STOLE A FRIEND'S CAR.

Reporter: THEN HE HAD A

MOMENT OF CLARITY.

I KNEW I WAS GOING TO END

UP IN JAIL, SO I DECIDED TO

AVOID THAT AND GO INTO THE

MILITARY.

Reporter: IT WAS JUST

WHAT HE NEEDED.

I DIDN'T REALIZE IT AT

THE TIME, BUT I THRIVE WELL

IN A DISCIPLINED

ENVIRONMENT.

Reporter: AND HE WAS

THRIVING.

HE BECAME PART OF A TOP

SECRET TACTICAL GROUP, WHO

SPENT HOURS PLAYING WAR

GAMES ABOARD A SHIP

CARRIER.

BUT WHEN HIS SHIP WOULD DOCK

IN SAN DIEGO, IDLE TIME

WOULD BE HIS DOWNFALL.

I HAD THE WHOLE DAY TO DO

WHAT I WANTED.

I WAS STILL UNDER AGE, SO I

WOULD GO TO TIJUANA TO GET

WASTED.

Reporter: ONE WEEKEND

HE GOT SO WASTED, HE DIDN'T

MAKE IT BACK TO THE SHIP.

I DIDN'T WAKE UP UNTIL

MONDAY AFTERNOON.

I MISSED THE MUSTER.

THREE DAYS TURNED INTO 13

MONTHS.

THE NAVY SEIZED MY PAY.

THAT'S WHAT THEY DO WHEN YOU

GO AWOL.

Reporter: NOW BRIAN

NEEDED MONEY.

THE WOMAN HE WAS STAYING

WITH MADE HIM A DRUG OFFER,

WITH THE MEXICAN CARTEL.

IF I RAN PEOPLE ACROSS

THE BORDER, I DO $1,000.

IF I RAN DRUGS, I GOT

$3,000.

SO ALL I HAD TO DO IS JUMP

IT ACROSS THE LINE.

I WOULD SHARE MY MILITARY

I.D. AND KEEP MY HAIRCUT

VERY TRIMMED.

I WOULD LOOK THE PART.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

BACK AT HOME BRIAN'S MOTHER

PRAYED FOR HER SON.

SHE WOULD CALL ME AND

TELL ME, BRIAN, I'M PRAYING

FOR YOU.

GOD HAS SOMETHING SPECIAL

FOR YOUR LIFE.

SHE WOULD SAY THINGS LIKE

THAT, BUT I DIDN'T REALLY

UNDERSTAND WHAT THAT MEANT.

I WAS, LIKE, YEAH, RIGHT.

Reporter: HE STAYED IN

TIJUANA FOR ALMOST A YEAR,

UNTIL HIS EGO ALMOST COST

HIM HIS LIFE.

I LIVED LIKE A KING DOWN

THERE.

I WAS MAKING A LOT OF

MONEY.

I KEPT GETTING WORSE ON

DRUGS.

I WAS PRIDEFUL AND COCKY.

I KNEW THEY WERE GOING TO

KILL ME, SO I ENDED UP

LEAVING TIJUANA.

Reporter: HE ENDED UP

BACK IN THE STATES IN A

HOMELESS SHELTER.

I REMEMBER THESE MEN

COMING IN, AND THEY CAME UP

TO ME, AND ONE OF THEM SAID

TO ME, ARE YOU HUNGRY?

I GO, YEAH.

AND HE GOES, WHY DON'T YOU

COME WITH US.

WE'RE AT CHURCH.

THEY TAKE ME TO HIS HOME,

AND IT'S CALLED VICTORY

OUTREACH.

AND THEY SAID, WE'VE ALL

COME OUT OF ADDICTION, AND

JESUS HAS DONE A MIRACLE IN

OUR LIVES.

THREE DAYS I SPENT THERE,

AND I THOUGHT TO MYSELF, I

DON'T KNOW IF I CAN DO

THIS.

SO I JUST LEFT.

Reporter: HE WENT BACK

TO THE STREETS.

HIS DRUG ADDICTION AND EMPTY

POCKETS MADE BRIAN

DESPERATE.

I ROBBED THIS GUY.

AND HIS FRIEND CAME AFTER

ME.

HE SHOT ME RIGHT IN MY

HEAD.

ONE OF THE PARAMEDICS SAID

TO ME, SON, YOU'RE GOING TO

DIE.

BEFORE YOU DIE, I NEED TO

ASK YOU THIS QUESTION: DO

YOU KNOW JESUS CHRIST AS

YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR?

AND I DIDN'T.

AND WHEN HE SAID THAT,

SOMETHING TUGGED AT MY

HEART.

AND I ASKED JESUS TO COME

INTO MY LIFE, IN THE BACK OF

AN AMBULANCE, AFTER BEING

SHOT POINT-BLANK IN THE

HEAD.

HE PRAYED FOR ME AND HE

SAID, DO YOU WANT ME TO CALL

ANYBODY AND LET THEM KNOW

YOU'RE GOING TO DIE.

AND I SAID, CALL MY MOTHER.

Reporter: HE WOKE UP A

WEEK LATER IN A HOSPITAL IN

SAN DIEGO.

DURING RECOVERY, DOCTORS

PRESCRIBED PAINKILLERS,

WHICH ONLY WHET HIS APPETITE

AGAIN FOR DRUGS.

BRIAN WAS BACK ON THE

STREETS.

BUT THIS TIME HE DID

SOMETHING HE HAD NEVER DONE

BEFORE.

I SAID, GOD, IF YOU'RE

REAL, HELP ME.

I SAID, GOD, DO YOU REMEMBER

THAT HOUSE THAT I WAS IN,

WITH THEM REAL NICE PEOPLE.

I WANT SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

MAYBE A COUPLE DAYS LATER,

THESE MEN COME RIGHT UP TO

ME.

AND THEY JUST STARTED

TELLING ME THAT JESUS HAS

THIS PLAN FOR MY LIFE.

AND THEY BEGAN TO TELL ME

MORE AND MORE ABOUT JESUS.

AND I SAID, ARE YOU GUYS

FROM A CHURCH?

AND THEY SAID, YEAH, WE'RE

HAVE A CHURCH.

AND THEY SAID, OUR CHURCH

ACTUALLY HAS A BUNCH OF

CHURCHES.

Reporter: THE PIECES

WERE NOW COMING TOGETHER,

AND HE WAS FINALLY STARTED

TO UNDERSTAND GOD'S PLAN.

THERE WAS THIS PASSION

THAT CAME OVER HERE.

I WANTED TO TELL EVERYONE

ABOUT JESUS, THAT HE COULD

CHANGE EVERYTHING.

IT WAS JUST LIKE THAT THAT I

DIDN'T WANT DRUGS ANYMORE, I

DIDN'T WANT THAT LIFESTYLE.

I HAD SOMETHING ELSE TO LIVE

FOR.

Reporter: THAT

SOMETHING ELSE IS CITY REACH

CHURCH IN PITTSBURGH, WHERE

HE IS PASTOR AND FACILITATES

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT.

I FEEL LIKE THAT MAN

DIED, YOU KNOW, WHEN I GOT

SHOT.

AND I'M A NEW PERSON.

GOD USES ALL THE

DIFFERENTING THINGS WE'VE

BEEN THROUGH IN LIFE.

WHATEVER THEY ARE, GOD USES

EVERYTHING FOR GOOD.

Pat: IF ANYBODY IS IN

CHRIST, HE IS A NEW

CREATION.

OLD THINGS HAVE PASSED

AWAY.

BEHOLD ALL HAS BECOME NEW.

GOD WILL USE EVERYTHING IN

YOUR LIFE.

WHAT A MESSED UP GUY.

DRUG DEALER, COYOTE FOR THE

CARTEL IN MEXICO, SHOT IN

THE HEAD BY SOMEBODY HE

ROBBED.

BUT GOD HAD A PLAN.

YOU KNOW SOMETHING, HE HAS A

PLAN FOR YOU.

AND WHAT I WOULD JUST ASK

YOU TO DO TODAY IS WOULD YOU

YIELD TO HIS PLAN FOR YOUR

LIFE?

IT'S GOOD.

IT REALLY IS GOOD.

WHAT HE HAS GOT FOR YOU IS

GOOD.

HE SAID, YOU DON'T KNOW THE

THOUGHTS THAT I'VE GOT FOR

YOU.

I'VE GOT PLANS TO DO YOU

GOOD, GIVE YOU A FUTURE.

IF YOU WANT THAT FUTURE, I

WANT YOU TO PRAY WITH ME

RIGHT NOW.

PRAY THESE WORDS.

JESUS, I SUBMIT TO YOUR PLAN

FOR MY LIFE.

AND I ASK, LORD, THAT AT

THIS MOMENT YOU MIGHT TAKE

OVER AND REVEAL TO ME YOUR

PLAN.

I SUBMIT TO YOU, LORD, AND I

RECEIVE YOU AS THE ONE WHO

DIED FOR ME, AS MY SAVIOR

AND AS MY LORD, FROM THIS

MOMENT ON.

THANK YOU, LORD.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

HEY, IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME

JUST NOW, I WANT TO GIVE YOU

SOMETHING.

IT WILL BE A BLESSING.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

IT'S GOT IN HERE A C.D. AND

A LITTLE BOOK AND SOME OTHER

STUFF.

BUT IF YOU WANT THIS -- IF

YOU PRAYED WITH ME, JUST

PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL.

IT IS TOLL-FREE.

NO FINANCIAL OBLIGATION

WHATSOEVER.

1-800-759-0700.

"A NEW DAY."

JUST SAY, I PRAYED WITH PAT,

GAVE MY HEART TO THE LORD,

AND I AM PRAISING GOD.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, STILL

AHEAD, HE IS THE PASTOR OF

D. JAMES KENNEDY'S OLD

CHURCH, AND NO STRANGER TO

FOLLOWING IN BIG FOOTSTEPS.

THAT'S BECAUSE HE IS ALSO

BILLY GRAHAM'S GRANDSON.

HE JOINS US LIVE WHEN WE

COME BACK.

WELCOME BACK TO "THE 700

CLUB."

REVEREND BILLY GRAHAM HAS

BEEN HOSPITALIZED FOR THE

SECOND TIME IN ONE MONTH.

HE IS BATTLING RESPIRATORY

CONGESTION.

BUT HE IS EXPECTED TO RETURN

HOME VERY SOON.

GRAHAM HAS BEEN HOSPITALIZED

SEVERAL TIMES IN THE PAST

FEW YEARS.

HE RECENTLY CELEBRATED HIS

95th BIRTHDAY IN ASHVILLE,

NORTH CAROLINA.

NORTH KOREA HAS DETAINED

ANOTHER AMERICAN.

THIS TIME AN 85-YEAR-OLD

VETERAN OF THE KOREAN WAR.

MERRILL NEWMAN MADE A

SIGHTSEEING TRIP IN LATE

OCTOBER.

NORTH KOREAN OFFICIALS TOOK

HIM OFF HIS PLANE AS HE WAS

SET TO LEAVE PYEONGCHANG.

IT IS NOT CLEAR WHY.

HE IS THE SIXTH AMERICAN

TAKEN INTO CUSTODY BY NORTH

KOREA SINCE 2009.

REMEMBER, 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.

*

Terry: HE'S BEEN KICKED

OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL AND

ESCORTED OFF HIS PARENTS'

PROPERTY BY THE COPS.

IT'S THE RAP SHEET OF YOUR

TYPICAL REBEL, AND ALSO THAT

OF BILLY GRAHAM'S GRANDSON.

Reporter: WHEN HE

BECAME A PASTOR, HE FELT

THAT PEOPLE HAD HIGH

EXPECTATIONS OF HIM,

ESPECIALLY SINCE HE WAS THE

GRANDSON OF THE LEGENDARY

BILLY GRAHAM.

BUT NO MATTER HOW HARD HE

WORKED TO DO EVERYTHING JUST

RIGHT, HE FELT LIKE HE NEVER

MEASURED UP, AND IT ALMOST

COST HIM EVERYTHING.

THEN HE REDISCOVERED GOD'S

GRACE, WHICH SAVED HIS

MARRIAGE, HIS RELATIONSHIP

WITH HIS KIDS, AND HIS

MINISTRY.

TODAY TOLIAN IS THE SENIOR

PASTOR OF A CHURCH IN

FLORIDA.

IN HIS LATEST BOOK, "ONE WAY

LOVE," TOLIAN SHARES ABOUT

THE FREEDOM THAT CAN ONLY BE

FOUND THROUGH GOD'S GRACE.

Terry: TOLIAN, WELCOME

BACK TO "THE 700 CLUB."

THANKS.

IT'S GREAT TO BE HERE.

Terry: HOW IS YOUR

GRANDDAD DOING?

I JUST FOUND OUT

YESTERDAY HE WAS BACK IN THE

HOSPITAL WITH SOME

RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS, WHICH

HE HAS FAIRLY REGULARLY.

HE IS 95 YEARS OLD, AND HIS

MIND IS SUPER SHARP.

HE IS VERY WITH IT.

HIS BODY, OF COURSE, IS WEAK

AND FALLING APART.

SO I CHECKED IN WITH MY MOM

TO SEE HOW HE WAS DOING, AND

HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE GOING

HOME EITHER TODAY OR

TOMORROW.

Terry: WELL, THAT'S

GOOD NEWS.

WE LOVE HIM SO MUCH.

AND I KNOW MANY, MANY ARE

PRAYING FOR HIM.

YEAH.

Terry: LET'S TALK ABOUT

YOUR LIFE A LITTLE BIT.

YOU'VE WRITTEN THIS

BOOK, "ONE WAY LOVE," WHICH

YOU SAY IS PROBABLY THE MOST

SIGNIFICANT THING YOU'VE

DONE.

AND YOU'VE WRITTEN SOME

OTHER BOOKS AND CERTAINLY

PREACH REGULARLY --

YEAH.

Terry: BUT THIS IS A

MESSAGE FOR EVERYBODY?

IT REALLY IS.

THE SUBTITLE IS

INEXHAUSTIBLE GRACE FOR AN

EXHAUSTED WORLD.

AND EVERYBODY I TALK TO IS

TIRED.

EVERYBODY I TALK TO IS

WEARY.

EVERYBODY I TALK TO IS HEAVY

LADEN, PEOPLE INSIDE THE

CHURCH, PEOPLE OUTSIDE THE

CHURCH.

AND WHEN I FIRST STARTED

THINKING ABOUT THIS SUBJECT

OF EXHAUTION AND HOW IT

CONNECTS WITH GRACE, I

DEFINE GRACE AS ONE WAY LOVE

IN THE BOOK, WHICH IS IN THE

TITLE.

I STARTED REALIZING, YOU

KNOW WHAT, IN MY LIFE AND IN

THE LIVES OF OTHER PEOPLE

WHAT IS CAUSING OUR

EXHAUTION IS NOT THE

BUSINESS SEENES BUSYNESS OF

OUR LIVES.

I'M DESPERATELY TRYING TO

SECURE MY OWN MEANING, MY

OWN WORTH, MY OWN VALUE.

I'M TRYING TO JUSTICE MY

EXISTENCE, VALIDATE MYSELF

THROUGH BEING A GOOD PARENT,

THROUGH THE THINGS I DO AT

WORK, THROUGH MY MARRIAGE,

THROUGH MY RELATIONSHIPS.

Terry: AND HAVE IT

ALL.

YEAH.

RIGHT.

AND SO WHAT CAUSES OUR

EXHAUTION IS WHAT I CALL IN

THE BOOK OUR SELF-SALVATION

PROJECTS.

WE'RE TRYING TO SAVE

OURSELVES THROUGH THESE

THINGS, AND GOD'S GRACE IS

THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT JESUS

HAS COME TO DO AND SECURE

FOR US WHAT WE COULD NEVER

DO AND SECURE FOR

OURSELVES.

SO IF YOU'RE A CHRISTIAN,

YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE UNDER A

BANNER THAT READS, IT IS

FINISHED, THE PRESSURE IS

OFF.

Terry: AS I READ YOUR

BOOK, I THOUGHT OF THE

SCRIPTURE, "COME TO ME, ALL

YEE WHO ARE HEAVY AND BURDEN

LAIDEN."

AND WE

WE'RE NOT HEARING THIS

FROM LOTS OF PULPITS IN

AMERICA.

THE CHURCH IS THE ONE PLACE

IN SOCIETY WHERE WEARY AND

HEAVY-LADEN PEOPLE CAN COME

AND FIND REST.

AND THEY DON'T.

THEY GET TO-DO LIST.

HERE ARE FIVE THINGS TO DO

TO RAISE YOUR CHILDREN.

HERE ARE SIX THINGS TO DO TO

ENSURE YOU HAVE A HAPPY

MARRIAGE.

HERE ARE FIVE WAYS YOU CAN

IMPROVE YOUR SPIRITUAL

LIFE.

WHATEVER THE CASE MAY BE,

BUT THEY'RE NOT HEARING "IT

IS FINISHED."

THEY'RE NOT HEARING "PAID IN

FULL."

THEY'RE NOT HEARING THAT

JESUS CAME TO SET THE

CAPTIVES FREE.

Terry: MOST OF US WHO

ARE AMAZED BY GRACE ARE

AMAZED BECAUSE WE KNOW THE

PIT OUT OF WHICH HE DREW

US.

I KNOW THAT WELL.

Terry: I WANT TO TALK

ABOUT THAT A LITTLE BIT.

TALK ABOUT YOUR OWN LIFE.

YOU WENT THROUGH KIND OF A

TYPICAL PREACHER'S KID

SCENARIO.

YOUR GRANDFATHER WAS BILLY

GRAHAM.

HOW COULD YOU NOT GROW UP

NOT FEELING THE WORLD IS

WATCHING YOU.

I WAS.

I WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF SEVEN

CHILDREN AND DROPPED OUT OF

HIGH SCHOOL, AND GOT KICKED

OUT OF MY HOME AT 16.

I CAN HONESTLY SAY IT WASN'T

BECAUSE I FELT PRESSURE TO

BE A CERTAIN WAY OR TO DO

CERTAIN THINGS.

I THINK BEING A MIDDLE CHILD

HAD A PART TO PLAY IN THAT.

I WASN'T SURE IF I WAS THE

YOUNGEST CHILD OF THE OLDER

THREE OR THE OLDER CHILD OF

THE YOUNGEST THREE.

Terry: AT SEVEN, YOU

GET THAT MIDDLE SLOT.

THE MIDDLE SLOT WAS VERY,

VERY SOUND AND DEFINED.

SO I THINK FOR ME IT WAS

PRETTY MUCH A MATTER OF I'M

NOT SURE WHERE I FIT INSIDE

THE HOME.

SO LET ME TRY TO FIGURE OUT

WHERE I FIT OUTSIDE THE

HOME.

AND WHEN YOU'RE A YOUNG GUY

AND YOU'RE DESPERATE TO

BELONG SOMEWHERE, YOU MAKE

SOME PRETTY DUMB CHOICES,

AND THAT WAS ME.

I CAN HONESTLY SAY, AND THIS

IS A GREAT TESTIMONY FROM MY

MOM, MY DAD, MY

GRANDPARENTS, I NEVER FELT

PRESSURE FROM THEM.

Terry: OR REJECTED FROM

THEM.

MAYBE CALLED TO

ACCOUNTABILITY, BUT NOT

REJECTION.

YEAH.

AND I TELL LOTS OF STORIES

ABOUT THE WAYS MY PARENTS

AND GRANDPARENTS HANDLED ME

DURING THE TIME.

THEY WERE THE GREATEST

EMBODIMENT OF GOD'S ONE-WAY

LOVE.

IT WAS THEIR SHOWING ME

GRACE WHEN I LEAST DESERVED

IT, THAT BROUGHT ME BACK TO

GOD.

Terry: AND TELL THE

STORY OF THE PRODIGAL SON

BECAUSE THAT REALLY WAS

UNDESERVED GRACE AFTER

ABSOLUTELY THROWING AWAY

EVERYTHING HE HAS GIVEN.

YEAH.

Terry: TALK ABOUT HOW

THAT WORKS, THE ONE-WAY

STORY.

IT IS REALLY A PARABLE OF

TWO BROTHERS.

YOU'VE GOT THE YOUNGER

BROTHER WHO SQUANDERS

EVERYTHING THAT HIS DAD HAS

GIVEN HIM IN THE FAR

COUNTRY, PARTIES AND

PROSTITUTES, AND JUST A

SELFISH KID.

BUT THEN YOU HAVE THE OLDER

BROTHER, WHO YOU REALLY GET

TO SEE HIS TRUE COLORS AT

THE END OF THE STORY, WHEN

THE BROTHER COMES HOME.

AND THE YOUNGER BROTHER

COMES HOME, BROKEN,

DISPAIRING, AND THE FATHER

WELCOMES HIM HOME.

DOESN'T ASK HIM TO GIVE AN

ACCOUNTING FOR WHAT HE HAS

DONE.

JUST THROWS HIM A PARTY.

AND THE OLDER BROTHER

DOESN'T LIKE THAT AT ALL.

AND SAYS, I'VE BEEN KEEPING

THE RULES ALL MY LIFE, AND

YOU'VE NEVER GIVEN ME A

PARTY.

I DESERVE A PARTY.

AND PART OF WHAT I TALK

ABOUT IN THE BOOK, THERE ARE

LOTS OF PEOPLE INSIDE THE

BOOK THAT ARE LIKE THE OLDER

BROTHER.

THEY THINK GOD OWES THEM

BECAUSE THEY KEPT THE

RULES.

Terry: PERFORMANCE.

PERFORMANCE, EXACTLY.

Terry: YOU REALLY

ADDRESS THIS SO WELL IN THE

BOOK.

I THINK EVERYBODY WANTS TO

HAVE THE KIND OF GRACE THAT

YOU TALK ABOUT IN HERE, THAT

KIND OF GRACE THAT DOES

SATISFY OUR SOULS AND GIS US

THAGIVES US THAT SOLID

UNDERSTANDING.

THAT WE'RE NOT THE YOUNGEST

OF THE OLDEST THREE OR THE

OLD DEFICIT OF THE YOUNGEST

THREE.

WE ARE GOD'S.

ALL OF THE APPROVAL, ALL

OF THE ACCEPTANCE, AND ALL

OF THE LOVE THAT YOU LONG

FOR IN A THOUSAND THINGS

SMALLER THAN JESUS ALREADY

YOURS IN CHRIST, THAT

CHANGES EVERYTHING.

NOW WHAT IT DOES IS MAKES ME

GO, BECAUSE EVERYTHING I

NEED IN CHRIST I HAVE, I AM

NOW FREE TO DO EVERYTHING

FOR YOU WITHOUT NEEDING YOU

TO DO ANYTHING FOR ME.

BECAUSE I HAVE EVERYTHING I

NEED.

THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING.

ONE-WAY LOVE, GOD'S GRACE,

DOESN'T JUST CHANGE OUR

RELATIONSHIP TO GOD

VERTICALLY -- IT DOES AND

SETS THINGS RIGHT FULLY AND

FINALLY -- AND IT CHANGES

EVERYTHING HORIZONTALLY.

Terry: THIS IS

WONDERFUL TO TUCK INTO YOUR

LOVED ONE'S STOCKINGS THIS

YEAR.

THE BOOK IS CALLED "ONE-WAY

LOVE."

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT.

IT IS IN STORES NATIONWIDE.

WONDERFUL TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

HUG YOUR GRANDFATHER FOR

US.

I WILL.

THANK YOU.

Pat: QUITE A CHURCH.

TOLIAN IS QUITE A GUY.

MIKE SAYS, "I BELIEVE IN

GOD, BUT RECENTLY I'VE BEEN

HAVING SUICIDAL THOUGHTS.

WHY DO I FEEL THIS WAY?"

MAYBE WE'LL HAVE AN ANSWER

FOR MIKE LATER ON "THE 700

CLUB."

STAY TUNED.

Terry: WELL, AS YOU

JUST SAW, WE'VE RELEASED THE

NEWEST "SUPERBOOK" EPISODE,

AND WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT IT.

IT'S CALLED "NOAH AND THE

ARK SUBSCRIBE ARK."

YOU CAN GET IT FOR $25, AND

YOU CAN ALSO GET IT BY

JOINING WHAT WE CALL THE

"SUPERBOOK" D.V.D. CLUB, AND

IT WILL ALSO COST $25.

AS PART OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP,

YOU'LL GET TWO ADDITIONAL

D.V.D.s SO YOU CAN SHARE

THEM WERE YOU YOUR FAMILY

AND FRIENDS.

NOT ONLY THAT, BUT THIS YEAR

WE'RE ADDING IN A HOLIDAY

TREAT.

WE'RE ALSO GOING TO SEND YOU

THREE COPIES OF THE

CHRISTMAS BOOK EPISODE.

SO YOU WANT TO LOG ON TO

cbn.com, OR GO TO YOUR

PHONES AND TELL US YOU WANT

TO JOIN THE "SUPERBOOK"

D.V.D. CLUB.

Pat: IT SOUNDS LIKE A

LADY IS SELLING A GINZU

KNIFE.

Terry: I CAN GO TWICE

AS FAST AS THE LADY WITH THE

GINZU KNIFE.

I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO TRY

THAT.

Pat: AND IF THAT ISN'T

ENOUGH, I'M GOING TO DOUBLE

IT FOR EVERYBODY THAT CALLS

IN THE NEXT 10 MINUTES.

ANYHOW, THAT IS A GREAT

THING FOR CHRISTMAS.

KIDS LOVE THAT.

THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE

DID.

THE LORD SHOWED ME YEARS AGO

THAT WE SHOULD REACH JAPAN.

AND SO THEY TOLD US TO DO IT

WITH ANIMATION.

AND THEN GORDON, GOD BLESS

HIM, HAS PICKED IT UP.

AND HE SAID WE NEED TO

ENHANCE THESE.

THE ONCE THE ONES THEY PUT

OUT NOW ARE FANTASTIC.

IT WILL GO ALL OVER THE

WORLD AND THE KIDS LOVE IT.

Terry: LET'S ANSWER

SOME QUESTIONS.

THIS FIRST ONE, PAT, IS FROM

MIKE, WHO SAYS, "I BELIEVE

IN GOD AND I HAVE BEEN

SAVED, BUT RECENTLY I'VE

BEEN HAVING SUICIDAL

THOUGHTS.

I FELT I CAN'T TAKE THIS

LIFE ANYMORE, AND I'VE ASKED

GOD TO TAKE ME.

WHY DO I FEEL THIS WAY, AND

WHAT HOPE DO I HAVE?"

Pat: JESUS CHRIST KNEW

GOD, TOO.

I THINK JESUS WAS A

CHRISTIAN.

Terry: THE FIRST ONE.

Pat: THE DEVIL CAME TO

HIM AND PUT SUICIDAL

THOUGHTS IN HIS MIND.

JUMP OFF THE TEMPLE.

THAT'S THE DEVIL TRYING TO

DESTROY JESUS.

BUT YOU GO BACK TO THE GREAT

PROPHET, WHO HAD DEFEATED

THE PRIESTS OF BALE, AND NOW

HE IS OFF IN A CAVE, AND HE

SAYS, TAKE MY LIFE.

I'M NO BETTER THAN MY

ANCESTORS.

SO HE WANTED TO DIE, TOO.

BUT GOD SAID, I'VE GOT MORE

FOR YOU TO DO.

YOU SAY I'M A CHRISTIAN.

YES.

HANG IN THERE AND PRAISE THE

LORD.

BUT WHAT HAS TAKEN YOU IS

NOT UNUSUAL, BUT SUCH IS

COMMON TO MAN.

MANY PEOPLE WANT TO DIE.

MANY PEOPLE WANT TO END

THEIR LIVES.

MANY PEOPLE, EVEN THE GREAT

PROPHETS OF GOD THINK I'VE

HAD IT.

Terry: I DON'T WANT TO

DO THIS ANYMORE.

Pat: JEREMIAH SAYS I

CURSE THE MAN WHO BROUGHT

NEWS THAT THE SON HAD BEEN

BORN.

I HATE MY LIFE.

LISTEN, THAT'S PART OF

LIVING, BECAUSE WE LIVE IN A

VERY, VERY DANGEROUS

NEIGHBORHOOD.

AND THOSE WHO SERVE GOD ARE

HATED.

SO, YES, BUT AT THE SAME

TIME, YOU PRAISE GOD AND

HE'LL SEE YOU THROUGH IT.

Terry: THIS IS DIMIR,

WHO SAYS, "MY WIFE IS TRYING

TO CONVERT TO JUDAISM, AND

SHE IS TELLING OUR SON HE

SHOULD AS WELL.

AS A CHRISTIAN, WHAT DO YOU

I SAY TO THEM?"

Pat: IF YOU WOULD SHOW

HER THAT THE PROPHECIES ARE

FULFILLED IN JESUS -- I MET

WITH A GROUP OF ULTRA

ORTHODOX JEWS.

AND THEY TRIED TO PITCH ME

THAT SNERSON WAS THE

MESSIAH.

AND THEY SAID YOU'LL LIKE

OUR MESSIAH, AND I SAID

YOU'LL LIKE MY MESSIAH,

TOO.

WHEN YOU GET DOWN TO IT,

SNERSON DIDN'T FULFILL THE

BIBLE.

GO THROUGH AND SHOW YOUR

HUSBAND OR YOUR WIFE OR YOUR

CHILD THAT JESUS CHRIST

FULFILLED THIS.

AND THERE IS NO -- AND THE

QUESTION YOU'VE GOT TO ASK

REAL QUICKLY, AND YOU LOVE

THEM, YOU SAY, LOOK, THE

BIBLE SAYS THAT IN ORDER TO

GET FORGIVEN ON THE DAY OF

ATONEMENT, YOM KIPPUR,

YOU'VE GOT TO OFFER BLOOD,

AND SPRINKLE BLOOD OF AN

ANIMAL ON THE ALTER.

AND YOU SAY THERE IS NO

BLOOD AND ALTER.

WHY?

BECAUSE JESUS CHRIST IS OUR

OFFERING.

Terry: HE SAID, WE ARE

FINISHED.

IT IS NOT NECESSARY.

ANNIE SAYS, "MY HUSBAND AND

I HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR FIVE

YEARS.

WE'VE BEEN DOING WELL UNTIL

I BROUGHT UP THE FACT I

THINK WE SHOULD HAVE A

CHILD.

HE DOESN'T WANT A BABY.

HE GETS MAD ANY TIME I BRING

UP THE SUBJECT.

IT BREAKS MY HEART.

SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE

LEAVING THE MARRIAGE.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO."

Pat: WHAT TO DO IS YOU

PRAY AND EXCEP ACCEPT WHAT

THE LORD SHOWS YOU.

THERE MUST BE SOME REASON

YOUR CHILD FEELS THE WAY HE

DOES.

MAYBE HE DOESN'T WANT THE

STRAIN OR THE

RESPONSIBILITY.

RAISING A CHILD IS

EXPENSIVE.

A QUARTER OF A MILLION

DOLLARS.

IT'S VERY EXPENSIVE.

SO THE HUSBAND IS SAYING I

DON'T WANT THAT PROBLEM.

SO YOU PRAY TOGETHER, BUT,

NO, THAT'S NOT GROUND TO

LEAVE A MARRIAGE.

Terry: ANOTHER THING IS

TO HAVE A CHILD IN A

MARRIAGE WHERE ONE PARENT

ISN'T EXCITED ABOUT

PARENTING, YOU'RE GOING TO

CREATE A HUGE ISSUE.

Pat: THAT'S ALL THE

TIME WE HAVE FOR THIS

PROGRAM.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM TODAY'S LAST

BLESSING FROM PHILLIPIANS 4:

19: "AND MY GOD SHALL SUPPLY

ALL OF YOUR NEEDS, ACCORDING

TO HIS RICHES AND GLORY BY

CHRIST JESUS."

THAT IS TODAY'S LAST

BLESSING FOR YOU.

WE THANK YOU FOR WATCHING

TODAY'S BROADCAST.

TOMORROW A 6-YEAR-OLD FALLS

INTO A SI SINKHOLE, BURIED

ALIVE UNDER 11 FEET OF

SAND.

HEAR HIS MIRACULOUS STORY OF

SURVIVAL.

THAT'S COMING UP TOMORROW ON

TOMORROW'S BROADCAST.

SEE YOU THEN.

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