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The 700 Club - Nov. 26, 2013

Author Bill Wiese discusses the impact of near-death experiences on our faith. Plus, learn how Ben Breedlove was able to inspire millions at the end of his short life. Read Transcript


WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU

DIE?

AN EYEUITY TO THE AFTER LIFE

SHARES THIS STORY.

AND THEN A MESSAGE FROM THE

GRAVE.

THEY ASKED WHAT WE

THOUGHT OF THE VIDEO, AND WE

DIDN'T KNOW WHAT THEY WERE

TALKING ABOUT.

AND IT WENT VIRAL.

JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS

AFTER BEN PASSED AWAY, HIS

VIDEO HAD ALREADY RECEIVED

MILLIONS OF VIEWS.

WHAT HE SAID...

THIS IS MY STORY.

THIS IS WHAT I BELIEVE.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

*

[APPLAUSE]

Pat: WELL, WELCOME,

FOLKS, TO THIS EDITION OF

"THE 700 CLUB."

IT LOOKS LIKE THIS

THANKSGIVING WEEK IS NOT THE

TIME TO BE DRIVING

ANYWHERE.

A BRUTAL STORM IS SLAMMING

THROUGH MUCH OF AMERICA

TODAY WITH FREEZING RAIN AND

ICE, AND UP TO NINE INCHES

OF SNOW IN SOME PLACES.

Terry: HOLIDAY

TRAVELLERS UP AND DOWN THE

EAST COAST ARE KEEPING AN

EYE ON THE WEATHER, AND

DRIVERS COULD FACE THAT

TREACHEROUS ROADS BEFORE

THANKSGIVING.

HEATHER CELLS HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: SEVERE

WEATHER JUST IN TIMES FOR

THE HOLIDAYS.

I WOULD HAVE LAIKD TO

LIKED TO GO ON TUESDAY, BUT

I'M GLAD I'M LEAVING TODAY.

Reporter: THE POWERFUL

STORM IS MARCHING EAST,

EXPECTED TO BRING WITH IT

RAIN, SNOW, AND POWERFUL

WINDS.

NOT THE KIND OF FORECAST

HOLIDAY TRAVELLERS WANT TO

HEAR.

MY SON SAID, DON'T YOU

THINK ABOUT DRIVING.

AND I'M SO GLAD WE'RE NOT

DRIVING.

I HIT A BRIDGE COMING

OVER, AND THE CAR JUST WENT

AIRBORNE SIDEWAYS, AND I WAS

DOING 20, WHITE KNUCKLE.

Reporter: AND THOSE IN

FOR THE AIRPORT COULD BE IN

FOR HOLIDAY DELAYS, TOO.

25MILLION AMERICANS ARE

EXPECTED TO GET ON A PLANE

THIS WEEK.

BUT ANYONE HEADED TO AN AREA

AFFECTED BY THE WINTER STORM

COULD FACE MAJOR DELAYS.

OVER 12.

I CAME HERE FOR THE WEEKEND

AND CAN'T GET HOME.

HAD TO SPEND THE WHOLE NIGHT

IN HERE IN HIS AIRPORT, ON

THIS COLD FLOOR.

Reporter: THE WEBSITE

FLIGHT AWARE SHOWS FLIGHT

CANCELLATIONS AND DELAYS IN

TEXAS, MIAMI, ATLANTA, D.C.,

AND NEW YORK.

IT SHOULD CLEAR THE EAST

COAST BY THANKSGIVING DAY,

BUT THE COLD WILL REMAIN.

I TRY TO BUNDLE UP AS

MUCH AS I CAN.

Reporter: HEATHER

CELLS, CBN NEWS.

Pat: WELL, THERE ARE

MANY WHO SAY IT IS WORSE

THAN MUNICH.

THE SURRENDER TO ADOLPH

HITLER.

FOR NO GOOD REASON, WE HAVE

SURRENDERED TO IRAN, AND WE

ASK OURSELVES, WHY DID THEY

DO IT?

AS USUAL, THE PRESIDENT, WHO

IS A GREAT SPEECH-MAKER IS

OUT MAKING SPEECHES,

DEFENDING THE AGREEMENT ON

IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM.

AND ONE OF THE CRITICS OF IT

SAYS THE PRIME MINISTER

OF -- EXCUSE ME, IS THE

PRIME MINISTER OF ISRAEL.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM WASHINGTON.

Reporter: PAT, ISRAEL'S

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

REPORTEDLY WARNED PRESIDENT

OBAMA THAT THE DEAL ON

IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM COULD

TURN OUT BADLY.

HE MADE THAT WARNING DURING

A PHONE CALL THIS WEEKEND.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS THE STORY

FROM JERUSALEM.

Reporter: THE PHONE

CALL BETWEEN NETANYAHU AND

OBAMA TOOK PLACE ON SUNDAY.

A PARLIAMENT MEMBER

DESCRIBED THE CALL TO AN

ISRAELI TV STATION.

THE PRIME MINISTER MADE IT

CLEAR TO THE MOST POWERFUL

MAN ON EARTH THAT IF HE

INTENDS TO STAY THE MOST

POWERFUL MAN ON EARTH, IT IS

IMPORTANT TO MAKE A CHANGE

IN AMERICAN POLICY.

BECAUSE THE PRACTICAL RESULT

OF HIS CURRENT POLICY IS

LIABLE TO LEAD HIM TO THE

SAME FAILURE THAT THE

AMERICANS ABSORBED IN NORTH

KOREA AND PAKISTAN.

AND IRAN COULD BE NEXT IN

LINE.

NETANYAHU ANNOUNCED AN

ISRAELI TEAM WILL BE HEADING

TO THE U.S. TO DISCUSS THE

GENEVA ACCORD, WHICH HE SAID

MUST DISMANTEL IRAN'S

NUCLEAR CAPABILITIES.

WILLIAM HAGUE DEFENDED THE

AGREEMENT TO PARLIAMENT.

MR. SPEAKER, THIS

AGREEMENT MEANS IT CANNOT

MAKE PROGRESS DURING THE

PERIOD OF THE INTERIM

AGREEMENT.

IN OTHER WORDS, IF IRAN

IMPLEMENTS THE DEAL IN GOOD

FAITH, AS IT HAS UNDERTAKEN

TO DO, IT CANNOT USE THESE

ROUTES TO MOVE CLOSER TO

OBTAIN A NUCLEAR WEAPONS

CAPABILITY.

Reporter: THE QUESTION

MANY HAVE IS IRAN DEAL IN

GOOD FAITH AFTER ITS LONG

TRACK MEMBER OF VIOLATING

THE U.N. RESOLUTIONS.

MEANWHILE, AND PERHAPS

IRONICALLY, DEEP IN THE

DESERT, ISRAEL HOSTED ITS

LARGEST EVER MILITARY

EXERCISE.

IT INCLUDED COMBAT SQUADRONS

FROM THE UNITED STATES,

GREECE, ITALY, AND ISRAEL.

IT IS A VERY GOOD

OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO

CONTINUE TO WORK ON EFFECT

SEES, TO BECOME MORE LOGIC

LOGICISTICLY SOUND, AND HOW

TO OPERATE TOGETHER TO

SUCCEED TO HAVE STABILITY IN

THE REGION.

WE LIVE IN A TOUGH WORLD,

A DANGEROUS WORLD.

ISRAEL LIVES IN A DANGEROUS

NEIGHBORHOOD, AND WE NEED

THE BEST EQUIPPED, BEST

TRAINED FORCES AS POSSIBLE

TO PROTECT OUR PEOPLE AND

OUR SECURITY.

WE ALSO NEED ALLIES.

AND WE HAVE GREAT ALLIES

HERE.

Reporter: WHEN ASKED

ABOUT MILITARY ACTION IN

REGARDS TO IRAN, SHAPIRO

SAID ALL OPTIONS ARE STILL

ON THE TABLE.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

THE MAYOR OF PHILADELPHIA

AND OTHER CITY LEADERS ARE

WARNING THEY WON'T TOLERATE

THE KNOCK-OUT GAME IN THEIR

CITY.

IT IS THE POLITICAL LEADERS

AND LAW ENFORCEMENT WHO ARE

FIGHTING BACK AGAINST THE

DEADLY ATTACK.

WHERE TEENS APPROACH

STRANGERS AND TRY TO KNOCK

THEM OUT IN JUST ONE PUNCH.

AT LEAST TWO PEOPLE HAVE

DIED.

SOME REPORTS SAY BLACK TEENS

HAVE BE CARRYING OUT SOME OF

THE ATTACKS, AND OTHERS

POINT OUT MANY OF THE

ASSAULTS HAVE BEEN AGAINST

JEWS.

DEMOCRATS ARE GROWING

INCREASINGLY WORRIED ABOUT

THE PROBLEMS WITH OBAMACARE,

AND THEY'RE READY TO LAUNCH

THEIR OWN ATTACKS AGAINST

PRESIDENT OBAMA IF THE

HEALTH CARE WEBSITE ISN'T

FIXED BY THE END OF THE

MONTH.

MANY DEMOCRATS ARE READY TO

PUT DISTANCE BETWEEN

THEMSELVES AND THE WHITE

HOUSE BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT

CONFIDENT THAT THE

ADMINISTRATION HAS A PLAN TO

FIX OBAMACARE.

MANY ARE WORRIED THAT THE

PROBLEMS COULD LEAD TO THEIR

DEFEAT IN 2014.

AND YOU CAN START EXERCISING

AND IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH NO

MATTER HOW OLD YOU ARE.

A NEW STUDY FINDS THAT EVEN

IF YOU START EXERCISING IN

YOUR 60S, IT WILL HELP YOU

STAY HEALTHY AND AVOID MAJOR

DISEASES AS YOU GROW OLDER,

AND IT WILL HELP YOU KEEP

YOUR MIND FIT AS WELL.

THE STUDY WAS PUBLISHED IN

THE BRITISH JOURNAL OF

SPORTS MEDICINE.

EXPERTS SAY IT DOESN'T MEAN

PEOPLE SHOULD WAIT UNTIL

THEIR 60s TO START

EXERCISING BECAUSE THE STUDY

ALSO SUPPORTS THE IDEA THE

SOONER YOU START, THE

BETTER.

EVEN SO, IF YOU HAVEN'T

STARTED YET, IT IS NEVER TOO

LATE.

PAT, YOU'RE ONE OF THE

HEALTHIEST GUYS AROUND, AND

WHAT IS YOUR SECRET?

Pat: I JUST KEEP DOING

IT AND DOING IT AND DOING

IT.

A FEW YEARS AGO, I WAS DOING

SOME HEAVY STUFF.

MY LEG PRESSES, I WARMED UP

WITH 500 POUNDS, AND IT WENT

FROM THERE.

Terry: THAT WAS A

LITTLE OVER THE TOP.

Pat: THAT WAS A LITTLE

OVER THE TOP.

I DID 30 REPS AT 1,000

POUNDS.

NOW I HAVE A TOTAL GYM, AND

I REALLY RECOMMEND THAT.

I KNOW YOU'VE HEARD IT

ADVERTISED, AND I THINK THEY

BROUGHT THE PRICE DOWN FROM

WHAT I HAD TO PAY FOR IT.

ANYHOW, IT IS A TREMENDOUS

MACHINE, AND YOU CAN DO 20

MINUTES, 10 MINUTES, 5

MINUTES, 30 MINUTES.

THEY'VE GOT ABOUT 60

DIFFERENT EXERCISES.

IT IS A TERRIFIC MANAGE.

YOU PUT IT IN YOUR HOME.

Terry: IT DOESN'T TAKE

UP A LOT OF SPACE.

Pat: NO.

IT'S COLLAPSIBLE.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO TO A

GYM.

BUT WE HAVE A GYM HERE, ALL

KINDS OF STUFF AT THE

FOUND'S INN.

IT IS AVAILABLE.

Terry: JUST DO IT.

AND WE CAN ALL WALK.

I WALK.

Pat: THAT'S REAL GOOD.

Terry: BUT I NEED TO DO

MORE WEIGHTS.

NOT LIKE YOU DO THEM,

BUT --

Pat: I DON'T LIFT WHAT

I USED TO LIFT.

THAT WAS CRAZY.

BUT, ANYHOW --

Terry: GOOD TO HEAR YOU

ADMIT THAT.

Pat: ALL RIGHT.

GO AHEAD.

Terry: UP NEXT, SCOTT

ROSS GETS IN THE MIDDLE OF A

HOT DEBATE OVER DIVIDING

JERUSALEM.

[YELLING]

JERUSALEM, IT IS NOT FOR

A PALESTINIAN CITY.

[YELLING]

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO

DO --

WHAT IS THE ISSUE?

Terry: SCOTT TAKES US

INTO THE THICK OF THINGS ON

THE STREETS OF JERUSALEM.

THAT'S NEXT.

*

Pat: WELL, IF YOU READ

BIBLE PROPHECY, YOU SEE THAT

THE CITY OF JERUSALEM IS

GOING TO BE THE BURDENSOME

STONE.

YOU SEE JERUSALEM, THE

NATIONS GATHERED AROUND

JERUSALEM.

I MET SEVERAL TIMES WITH

YASSER ARAFAT, AND WHAT

ABOUT JERUSALEM?

AND HE WAS SAYING, WELL,

WE'LL WORK OUT SOMETHING.

THAT SOMETHING WAS WE'RE

GOING TO GET ALL OF IT, IF

POSSIBLE.

AND THAT'S GOT TO BE THE

CAPITAL OF THIS NEW

PALESTINIAN STATE THEY'RE

TRYING TO PUT TOGETHER.

IT IS THE HOT BUTTON ISSUE

THAT HAS LONG SPLIT THE

MIDDLE EAST.

SHOULD THE HOLY CITY OF

JERUSALEM BE UNITED FOREVER

UNDER THE ONES WHO WERE

UNDER THE SENTENCE OF KING

DAVID, OR SHOULD THEY BE

DIVIDED BETWEEN JEWS AND

PALESTINIANS.

OUR SCOTT ROSS TOOK THE

STREETS OF JERUSALEM AND TEL

AVIV TO ASK THE PEOPLE WHO

LIVE THERE WHAT DO THEY

THINK?

Reporter: JERUSALEM,

ITS NAME MEANS CITY OF

PEACE.

YET IT HAS BEEN DESTROYED,

REBUILT, CONQUERED, AND

RECONQUERED MORE TIMES THAN

ANY OTHER CITY IN HISTORY.

THE CITY HAS A ROLE TO

PLAY.

IT IS THE CENTER OF THE

WORLD.

Reporter: FOR 19 YEARS

JERUSALEM WAS DIVIDED

BETWEEN ISRAEL AND JORDAN.

WITH THE OLD CITY ON THE

JORDAN SIDE.

IN 1967, THE SIX-DAY WAR LED

TO THE REUNITING OF THE CITY

UNDER ISRAELI SOVEREIGNTY.

NOW PART OF THE U.S.-BACKED

PEACE PROCESS SEEKS TO SPLIT

THE CITY ONCE AGAIN.

BUT ISRAEL MAINTAINS

JERUSALEM IS ITS ETERNAL,

UNDIVIDED CAPITAL.

PALESTINIANS WANT THE

EASTERN PART FOR THE CAPITAL

OF A FUTURE STATE.

BUT JERUSALEM MAYOR, NIR

BARCOTT, TOLD ME DIVIDING

THE CITY IS IMPOSSIBLE.

IT CANNOT BE DIVIDED.

IT WILL NEVER FUPGZ AS A

FUNCTION AS A DIVIDED CITY.

IT HAS TO BE ONE PHYSICAL

CITY, ENABLING ALL TO

WORSHIP THEIR FAITH THEY'RE

WAY AND TO RESPECT EACH

OTHER.

THERE IS ROOM FOR ALL.

Reporter: CAN YOU

CONVINCE PALESTINIANS OF

THAT.

THE PALESTINIAN RESIDENTS

WHO LIVE IN JERUSALEM

UNDERSTAND THAT.

AND THERE ARE VENTURE

CAPITALIST, AND IT WILL

NEVER WORK.

THERE IS NOT ONE GOOD

EXAMPLE OF A CITY THAT WAS

SPLIT THAT HAS EVER

FUNCTIONED.

Reporter: JERUSALEM IS

MENTIONED BY NAME MORE THAN

800 TIMES IN THE BIBLE.

EVEN MORE IF YOU COUNT DAVID

AND ZION.

660 ARE IN THE HEBREW BIBLE

OR OLD TESTAMENT.

I SAT IN THE PARK, AND MY

KIDS WERE PLAYING IN THE

PARK, AND ZACHARIAH SAID

THERE WILL BE A TIME WHEN

THE CHILDREN PLAY AND MEN

SIT ON THE SIDE.

Reporter: I SAT DOWN

WITH AUTHOR AND BUSINESSMAN

MORSHI AND ASKED HIM ABOUT

THE JEWISH CONNECTION TO THE

CITY.

WHAT DOES JERUSALEM MEAN TO

THE CITY?

WHY JERUSALEM?

IT IS A NAME BECAUSE --

IT COULD BE A NAME BECAUSE

THERE IS A CITY NEXT TO

RESOURCES ON THE SHORES,

WHICH IS WHERE MOST PEOPLE

PUT THEIR CAPITAL CITIES.

Reporter: THE CITY

BEING DIVIDED AT ONE POINT,

REUNITED AGAIN IN '67, WILL

IT BE DIVIDED AGAIN?

I DON'T THINK IT CAN.

JERUSALEM THAT IS BUILT AS A

CITY THAT IS COMPACTED

TOGETHER.

BUT IN HEBREW IT DOESN'T SAY

COMPACTED.

IT JUST SAYS REUNITED

TOGETHER.

GOD IS SAYING THIS IS A CITY

THAT WILL BE TORN ASUNDER,

BUT I'M GOING TO BRING IT

BACK TOGETHER.

Reporter: I TALKED WITH

ISRAELIS IN TEL AVIV, AND

THEY SAY THEY'RE WILLING TO

SHARE THE CITY, BUT NOT

DIVIDE IT.

MY HEART -- IT IS

SOMETHING THAT I CANNOT

AGREE WITH, YOU KNOW.

Reporter: RIGHT.

THAT MY TOWN IS GOING TO

BE SEPARATED.

WE BELIEVE THAT JERUSALEM

IS SUPPOSED TO BE JEWISH

FOREVER.

BUT I DO BELIEVE FOR THERE

TO BE A SOLUTION, THERE IS

GOING TO BE GOOD FOR BOTH OF

THE PEOPLE.

Reporter: CAPINSKI SAYS

GOD HAS A PLAN FOR THE CITY,

WHETHER THE WORLD BELIEVES

IN IT OR NOT.

WHAT DO OTHER NATIONS SAY

WHEN YOU OR OTHER GROUPS

SAY -- WHEN YOU SPEAK THE

WAY YOU'RE SPEAKING NOW,

WITH YOUR ARGUMENT, YOUR

POINT OF VIEW?

HOW DO THE PALESTINIANS

RESPOND TO THAT?

THE SECRET -- I THINK THE

SECRET TO UNDERSTANDING THIS

COUNTRY IS THAT FACTS ARE

COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT.

Reporter: FACTS ARE

IRRELEVANT?

FACTS ARE COMPLETELY

IRRELEVANT.

PERCEPTION OF REALITY IS

WHAT COUNTS.

TO BELIEVE WHAT IS GOING ON

HERE, ESPECIALLY

PALESTINIANS, YOU NEED TO

UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY

PERCEIVE.

THEY REALLY BELIEVE WHAT

THEY BELIEVE BECAUSE THEY'VE

BEEN TOLD THAT'S WHAT THEY

NEED TO BELIEVE.

SO DIALOGUE WITH THE

PALESTINIANS TODAY HAS

BECOME ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE.

Reporter: JERUSALEM IS

NEVER MENTIONED BY NAME IN

THE QURAN, BUT MUSLIMS

INTERPRET A REFERENCE TO THE

FURTHEST MOSQUE BEING

al-OXA MOUNT.

THEY ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT

THEIR CONNECTION TO THE

CITY.

THIS IS ALL ARAB TOWN.

Reporter: THEY EVEN

ARGUE AMONG THEMSELVES.

I DON'T THINK IT IS FAIR

TO GIVE --

NEVER, EVER TO GIVE.

JERUSALEM IS ONLY FOR

PALESTINIANS.

NOT PALESTINIANS.

[YELLING]

THEY CAN HAVE THE WAILING

WALL.

Reporter: AS ONE OF THE

MOST CONTESTED PLACES ON

EARTH, THE BIBLE SAYS

JERUSALEM WILL BE BE A

STUMBLING BLOCK TO THE

ENTIRE WORLD.

WE PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF

JERUSALEM.

WHAT ARE WE PRAYING FOR?

THE WORD FOR PEACE IS

SHALOM.

WE'RE PRAYING FOR THAT

COMPLETION, WHEN THE

HEAVENLY AND THE EARTHLY

WILL BE CLEARLY SEEN AS

BEING UNITED.

IT IS NOT A FUTURE EVENT.

IT IS A FUGE REVELATION.

Reporter: DO YOU THINK

IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN

YOUR LIFETIME?

I BELIEVE IT WILL.

Reporter: SCOTT ROSS

FOR CBN NEWS, JERUSALEM.

Pat: VERY PERCEPTIVE,

THANK YOU, ROSS.

THERE IS A MYTH THAT THE

ARABS HAVE THAT MOHAMMED

RODE A HORSE, AND THE HORSE

ASCENDED TO HEAVEN.

BUT BEFORE IT GOT TO HEAVEN,

IT WENT, I BELIEVE, FROM

MECCA TO JERUSALEM, AND ITS

HOOF TOUCHED DOWN ON THE

TEMPLE MOUNT AND SPRANG UP

TO HEAVEN.

AYESHA, WHO WAS MOHAMMED'S

FAVORITE WIFE SAYS, WELL, HE

SAID HE WENT TO HEAVEN, BUT

THE TRUTH WAS HE WAS IN BED

WITH ME ALL NIGHT LONG.

[LAUGHTER]

Pat: HE NEVER LEFT.

BY AYESHA -- BUT ON THE

STRENGTH OF THAT SUPPOSED

DREAM, THAT BECOMES THE

SYNAGOGUE, OR THE TEMPLE

FARTHEST AWAY.

AND THEY HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO

CLAIM TO JERUSALEM

WHATSOEVER.

THAT IS FOUNDED IN FACT.

NONE WHATSOEVER.

THIS IS A FANTASY.

IT IS AN ELUTION. ILLUSION.

IT IS A MYTHICAL DREAM THAT

PROBABLY NEVER HAPPENED.

AND THEY BASE IT BY SAYING

JERUSALEM IS THE THIRD MOST

HOLY PLACE IN IRAN.

IT IS NONSENSE.

SO WHAT HAPPENED?

THERE IS A CHURCH ON THE

TEMPLE POINT, EIGHTH CENTURY

CHURCH.

THE MUSLIMS TORE IT DOWN AND

BUILT THE DOME OF THE ROCK,

ON THE PLACE WHERE SOLOMON'S

TEMPLE WAS BUILT.

AND THEY HAVE THE OXAMON,

ALSO ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT.

THE JEWS FOR SOME REASON

ALLOWED THAT TO HAPPEN.

DURING THE SIX-DAY WAR, IT

WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER IF

THEY HAD TORN THAT THING

DOWN.

IF THEY'RE GOING TO REBUILD

THE TEMPLE OF SOLOMON ON

THAT SITE, THE DOME OF THE

ROCK HAS GOT TO COME DOWN.

BUT IN ANY EVENT, THE NATION

OF THE WORLD WILL FIGHT ON

JERUSALEM.

AND IF YOU READ CAREFULLY

THE BIBLE, THERE IS NO

BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON.

HAR MOUNT OF MAGEDDO, AND IT

SAYS THE NATIONS GATHER

THERE, BUT THE FINAL BATTLE

IS THE BATTLE OVER

JERUSALEM.

YOU'LL FIND IT IN THE

HEADLINES, JERUSALEM.

I REMEMBER SOME YEARS AGO

TALKING TO NETANYAHU BEFORE

HE BECAME PRIME MINISTER,

AND HE SAID THE STATUS OF

JERUSALEM IS

NON-NEGOTIABLE.

THAT WAS HIS POINT.

OTHER OF HIS SUCCESSORS HAVE

SAID -- OR PREDECESSORS, I

SAY, SAY IT IS NEGOTIABLE.

WHO KNOWS.

BUT THEY'RE GOING TO FIGHT

OVER IT.

TERRY, THAT IS A NICE

PIECE.

Terry: VERY NICE

PEACE.

NETANYAHU IS STILL HOLDING

FAST TO THAT.

Pat: HE SHOULD.

BECAUSE IT IS THE UNDIVIDED

CAPITAL.

THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS

HAS VOTED TO MOVE OUR

EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM.

THE STATE DEPARTMENT HAS

REFUSED TO DO IT.

THEY KEEP OUR ACTIVITIES IN

TEL AVIV BECAUSE THEY DON'T

WANT TO, QUOTE,"UPSET THE

ARABS."

THAT'S FOR YEARS.

THEY OUGHT TO SAY, LOOK,

THIS IS THE CAPITAL.

THIS IS WHERE THE GOVERNMENT

OFFICES OF ISRAEL ARE

LOCATED.

AND WE NEED TO HAVE OUR

EMBASSY THERE.

Terry: IT IS A GREAT

DISRESPECT TO THE JEWISH

PEOPLE.

Pat: IT IS, BECAUSE WE

SAY WE DON'T WANT TO FEAPPED

OFFEND THE ARABS.

YOU WATCH, IN THE LONG

HISTORY THAT WILL BE THE

STUMBLING BLOCK FOR ALL

NATIONS.

Terry: COMING UP, MEET

A MAN WHO WENT TO BED ONE

NIGHT AND WOKE UP IN HELL,

WHERE HE SPENT 23 MINUTES.

BEST-SELLER BILL REESEY

JOINS US NEXT.

AND THEN A SISTER TELLS

ABOUT HER BROTHER.

HE WOKE WHAT HE SAID WAS

HEAVEN, AND HE EXPERIENCED A

PROFOUND, UNEXPLAINABLE

PEACE.

Terry: SEE HOW A VIDEO

ABOUT THIS TEENAGER'S

EXPERIENCE IN HEAVEN GOES

VIRAL.

Pat: WELL, WE'RE COMING

UP ON THANKSGIVING, AND IT

IS NICE TO BE THANKFUL.

IT IS ONE OF THE THINGS YOU

CAN BE THANKFUL OF IS

SOMEBODY SAYS I'M GLAD THAT

I'M LOOKING DOWN ON THE

GRASS, INSTEAD OF LOOKING UP

AT THE ROOTS.

BUT, IN ANY EVENT, WE'RE ALL

JUST A HEARTBEAT AWAY FROM

ETERNITY.

IN AN INSTANT OUR LIVES CAN

BE OVER.

WELL, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

IT HAS FASCINATED HUMANS

SINCE THE BEGINNING OF

TIME.

TAKE LOOK.

Reporter: DEATH IS A

TOPIC THAT MOST PEOPLE THINK

ABOUT.

THERE ARE MANY QUESTIONS

AND DIFFERENT BELIEFS ON

WHAT HAPPENS ONCE LIFE IS

OVER.

"NEW YORK TIMES"

BEST-SELLING AUTHOR BILL

REESE HAS FOUND ANSWERS TO

SOME OF THOSE QUESTIONS IN

HIS NEW BOOK, "WHAT HAPPENS

WHEN I DIE."

HE SHARES THIS KNOWLEDGE AND

FIRSTHAND ACCOUNTS OF WHAT

TAKES PLACE IN THE AFTER

LIFE.

Pat: WELL, IT IS

FASCINATING, AND WE WELCOME

BACK TO "THE 700 CLUB" THE

GENTLEMAN WHO HAS BEEN THERE

AND COME BACK.

BILL WEISS.

HIS BOOK IS CALLED "WHAT

HAPPENS WHEN I DIE."

IT HAS FIRSTHAND ACCOUNTS OF

A NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE

HAD THIS EXPERIENCE.

IT IS AVAILABLE WHERE BOOKS

ARE SOLD.

BILL, NICE TO SEE YOU.

LET'S HEAR AGAIN THAT

STORY.

YOU WENT TO BED.

YOU WERE A CHRISTIAN.

YOU WEREN'T PARTICULARLY

THINKING ABOUT DYING, AND

ALL OF A SUDDEN SOMETHING

HAPPENED TO YOU.

THANK YOU DR. ROBERTSON,

IT IS AN HONOR TO BE HERE

WITH YOU.

THIS WAS NOT A NEAR-DEATH

EXPERIENCE I HAD.

THIS WAS AN OUT-OF-BODY

EXPERIENCE THAT WOULD BE

CLASSIFIED AS A VISION IN

THE BIBLE, AS 2 CORINTHIANS,

WHERE PAUL WAS CAUGHT UP IN

HEAVEN IN A VISION.

SO GOD GAVE ME A VISION AND

SHOWED ME THIS HORRIBLE

PLACE OF HELL.

Pat: 23 MINUTES IN

HELL.

WHAT DID YOU SEE?

I SAW PRISON CELLS, A

LARGE OPEN AREA, A PIT, A

FIRE, AND I SAW PEOPLE

BURNING IN THIS PRISON, IN

THIS BIG PIT.

THERE WERE DEMONS SHOVING

PEOPLE BACK IN, TORM

TORMENTING PEOPLE.

I SMELLED THE STENCH.

IT IS THE MOST FOUL ODORS

YOU CAN'T IMAGINE.

Pat: THAT IS SO

HORRIBLE.

THE HUMAN MIND CAN'T

COMPREHEND IT.

Reporter: HELL WAS A

PLACE PREPARED FOR THE DEVIL

AND HIS ANGELS.

HE DIDN'T INTEND IT TO GO

FOR PEOPLE.

ALL GOOD COMES FROM GOD.

IN THE PREPARATION, HE

WITHDREW HIS ATTRIBUTES.

HELL IS DARK BECAUSE GOD IS

LIGHT.

THERE IS ONLY HATRED BECAUSE

1 JOHN 4: 16 SAYS GOD IS

LOVE.

AND ON AND ON IT GOES.

Pat: DID YOU SEE A LAKE

OF FIRE?

I SAW A PIT OF FIRE.

Pat: WHAT WAS THAT

LIKE?

RAGING FLAMES INTO THIS

HIGH, OPEN TAVERN.

Pat: WERE PEOPLE IN IT?

YES.

THOUSANDS.

THEY WERE HANGING AND

SCREAMING.

THE SCREAMS ARE SO LOUD YOU

WANT TO GET AWAY FROM THAT,

BUT YOU CAN'T.

YOU HAVE TO ENDURE THAT FOR

ALL OF ETERNITY.

Pat: THE THING THAT

STRIKES YOU WHEN YOU BEGIN

TO READ THIS, THEY TALK

ABOUT EVERLASTING FIRE FOR

EVER AND EVER AND EVER AND

EVER AND EVER.

RIGHT.

Pat: THERE IS NO END.

THERE IS NO END.

ISAIAH 8: 28 SAYS, "THOSE

WHO GO DOWN TO THE PIT,

THERE IS NO TRUTH FOR

THEM."

REVELATION 14: 10-11 SAYS

THE SMOKE OF THEIR TORMENT

EXTENDS FOREVER AND EVER.

Pat: TO THINK THEY WILL

BE TORMENTED WITH THE DEVIL

AND HIS ANGELS FOREVER.

THAT IS SO HORRIBLE.

YOU CAN'T DIE IN THAT DEAL,

CAN YOU?

RIGHT.

THAT'S WHY US AS CHRISTIANS

ARE TO PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL.

JESUS DIED A HORRIBLE DEATH

ON A CROSS TO KEEP US OUT.

HE DOESN'T WANT ONE PERSON

TO GO TO THIS HORRIBLE

PLACE.

BUT BECAUSE HE LOVES US, HE

GIVES US A FREE WILL TO

CHOOSE.

NO ONE IS IN HELL BECAUSE

THEY DIDN'T KNOW.

THEY DECIDED TO PUSH GOD

AWAY.

Pat: WHAT GOT YOU OUT

OF THE THING?

GOD LIFTED ME UP OUT OF

HIS DARK TUNNEL WHERE I SAW

THESE PEOPLE SCREAMING AND

MAGGOTS, AND DEMONS AND

SNAKES.

HE LIFTED ME UP OUT OF HIS

HORRIBLE FACE.

I DIDN'T SEE HIS FACE.

I JUST SAW THE OUTLINE OF A

MAN STANDING IN THE LIGHT.

Pat: WHEN YOU WERE

FINISHED, YOU WERE PRETTY

MUCH SHOOK UP.

IT MUST HAVE TORN YOU UP FOR

DAYS AND MONTHS ON END?

IT DID.

I WAS TERRIFIED.

AND MY SCREAMS WOKE UP MY

WIFE.

AND SHE PRAYED FOR ME, AND

GOD REMOVED THE HORROR FROM

MY MIND.

HAVE THE MEMORY, BUT HE

REMOVED THE HORROR.

Pat: YOU HAVE FIRSTHAND

ACCOUNTS OF PEOPLE WHO DIE?

RIGHT.

BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT OF

MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT THE

AFTER LIFE.

THERE IS AN AFTER LIFE,

THERE IS A HEAVEN AND HELL.

I SHARED 34 TRUE STORIES OF

NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES OR

CLINICAL DEATH EXPERIENCES

THAT PEOPLE HAVE HAD IN

HOSPITALS.

THAT THEY'VE SEEN HEAVEN OR

HELL, AND WHAT THEY WRITE

ABOUT IT.

Pat: MOST PEOPLE WHO

HAVE BEEN TO HELL, THEY

DON'T REMEMBER IT.

RIGHT.

THAT'S BECAUSE THERE ARE NOT

AS MANY ABOUT HELL AS THERE

IS ABOUT HEAVEN.

BUT THERE ARE QUITE A FEW.

Pat: WHAT DO THEY SAY

ABOUT HEAVEN?

WHAT DO THESE PEOPLE SEE?

SIMILAR THINGS.

THEY SAW THE GATES, THEY SAW

GOLDEN STREETS.

THEY SAW ANGELS.

THEY SAW PEOPLE.

AND THEY SAW FRUIT TREES AND

RIVERS AND SO FORTH.

AND THE THRONE.

SOME SAW THE THRONE OF GOD,

AND SO FORTH.

BUT THEY ALL FELT THIS

OVERWHELMING LOVE AND PEACE,

THAT THEY FELT AT HOME.

MANY SAW THEIR RELATIVES.

Pat: THEY DID SEE

THAT?

RIGHT.

Pat: THEY RECOGNIZED

PEOPLE?

THAT'S WHAT THEY SAY.

AND NONE OF THEM WANTED TO

COME BACK TO EARTH.

THEY ALL WANTED TO STAY.

QUITE THE OPPOSITE OF HELL.

Pat: NO TEARS, NO

SORROW, NONE OF THAT?

NONE OF THAT.

A COMPLETE JOY.

THEY FELT LOVED AND AT

HOME.

Pat: WHAT THESE PEOPLE,

ANY OF THEM STILL CARRYING

THE BAGGAGE FROM EARTH?

OR WOO THA WAS THAT ALL

GONE?

THEY DIDN'T SAY A LOT

ABOUT THAT.

BUT THEY DID HAVE THEIR

MEMORIES, AND THEY THOUGHT

ABOUT THEIR LOVED ONES.

THAT'S ALL THEY REALLY

MENTIONED ABOUT HEAVEN.

NOT THAT MANY HAD A LOT OF

DETAIL IN THAT RESPECT.

BUT THEN YOU'VE GOT THE

OTHERS THAT HAVE SEEN HELL.

Pat: DID THEY IS SEE

THE SAME THING YOU DID?

THEY SAW THE SAME THING,

DEMONS TORMENTING PEOPLE,

THE STENCH, PEOPLE BURNING,

FIRE, SMOKE, MAGGOTS,

SNAKES.

THEY KNEW THEY WERE ALONE.

AND THE DARKNESS -- YOU CAN

ONLY SEE THROUGH THE FLAMES

AND SEE PEOPLE INSIDE THIS

PIT, AND ALONG THE EDGES.

BUT IT IS SO DARK IN HELL.

AND MOST OF THEM TALKED

ABOUT THE STENCH, THE FOUL

ODORS, AND THE SMELL OF

BURNING SULPHUR.

THERE IS NOT ENOUGH AIR TO

BREATHE.

YOU'RE GASPING FOR AIR.

YOU ARE KEPT ALONE.

YOU'RE ISOLATED.

YOU'RE KEPT IN A PIT --

Pat: AND IT'S FOREVER.

RIGHT.

THAT'S WHY IT IS SO HARD FOR

PEOPLE TO GET THEIR MIND

AROUND IT.

THAT'S WHY WE HAVE A LOT OF

FALSE TEACHINGS ABOUT HELL.

THEY SAY EVERYONE GETS

SAVED.

AND THAT'S NOT TRUE.

HELL IS ETERNAL.

THAT'S WHY JESUS WARNED US,

IT IS REAL, JUST LIKE THE

BIBLE SAYS.

ETERNAL FIRE IS MENTIONED

OVER AND OVER.

46 VERSES HE TALKED ABOUT

HELL.

AND 18 VERSES HE TALKS ABOUT

FIRE.

Pat: THERE IS MORE

ABOUT HELL THAN HEAVEN.

WE DON'T TALK ABOUT HELL

TODAY.

PREACHERS DON'T WANT TO

TEACH HELL.

THEY REALLY DON'T.

THEY CAN'T UNDERSTAND WHY A

LOVE GOD ALLOWS HELL.

BUT THEY HAVE TO REMEMBER

THAT IT IS THE SAME GOD WHO

DIED ON THE CROSS TO KEEP US

OUT.

WHAT MORE CAN HE DO?

Pat: LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, I WANT TO TALK TO

YOU NOW.

I DON'T WANT YOU TO GO TO

HELL.

GOD DOESN'T WANT YOU TO GO

TO HELL.

JESUS DOESN'T WANT YOU TO GO

TO HELL.

THE DEVIL WANTS YOU TO GO TO

HELL.

IT WASN'T INTENDED FOR YOU

TO BE THERE.

IT WASN'T INTENDED FOR YOU

TO BE THERE.

YOU'RE INTENDED TO BE IN

HEAVEN WITH THE LORD

FOREVER.

BUT YOU CAN MAKE A

DECISION.

DO YOU WANT TO CHOOSE.

THIS THING NEVER ENDS.

I WANT TO MAKE IT AS CLEAR

AS I POSSIBLY CAN.

YOU CAN'T DIE.

ONCE YOU'RE THERE, YOU'RE IN

FOREVER.

THERE IS NO CESSATION TO IT,

FOR ALL ETERNITY.

IT IS SO HORRIBLE WE CAN'T

CONCEIVE OF IT.

AND BEFORE WE GET ANOTHER

MINUTE, I WANT TO ASK YOU,

WOULD YOU CHOOSE HELL OR

WOULD YOU CHOOSE HEAVEN?

AND IF YOU WANT HEAVEN,

YOU'VE GOT TO CALL ON

JESUS.

AND YOU'VE GOT TO ALLOW HIM

TO BE YOUR SAVIOR.

YOU'VE GOT TO TURN YOUR LIFE

OVER TO HIM.

AND IF YOU WANT THAT, I'M

GOING TO ASK YOU PLEASE PRAY

WITH ME RIGHT NOW.

PRAY A SIMPLE PRAYER.

MEAN IT FROM YOUR HEART, AND

GOD WILL HEAR IT AND HE WILL

ANSWER.

SO BOW YOUR HEAD AND SAY

THESE WORDS.

MEN AND WOMEN, BOYS AND

GIRLS, DO IT NOW.

JESUS -- PRAY WITH ME.

JESUS, I KNOW YOU DIED ON

THE CROSS THAT I MIGHT NOT

EXPERIENCE HELL.

YOU DIED TO OPEN THE WAY FOR

HEAVEN SO THAT I CAN LIVE

WITH YOU AND THE FATHER

FOREVER.

AND SO, LORD, RIGHT NOW I

CONFESS MY SIN AND I TURN

AWAY FROM SELFISHNESS AND

SIN AND I TURN TO YOU.

AND I ASK YOU, JESUS, COME

INTO MY HEART.

LIVE YOUR LIFE IN ME, AND

FROM THIS MOMENT ON I AM

YOURS.

THANK YOU, JESUS, FOR

HEARING MY PRAYER.

THANK YOU, LORD.

NOW, IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME,

I WANT TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE

PAMPHLET CALLED -- IT'S WHAT

IS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT.

IT WILL SHOW YOU SOME OF THE

THINGS YOU JUST DID.

"A NEW BEGINNING."

AND YOU CAN CALL RIGHT NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

SAY I PRAYED WITH PAT, AND I

GAVE MY HEART TO THE LORD.

PEOPLE ARE ON THE PHONE

RIGHT NOW.

I WANT YOU TO CALL IN.

AND WE'LL GIVE THIS TO YOU

FREE.

1-800-759-0700.

I JUST PRAYED, I JUST GAVE

THE LORD MY HEART, AND I'M

NOT GOING TO HELL.

WHAT A WAY TO BE THANKFUL.

BILL WEISS BOOK IS CALLED

"WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I DIE."

AND THIS IS AVAILABLE

WHEREVER BOOKS ARE SOLD,

CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORES,

AMAZON, ALL OVER.

YES, EVERYWHERE.

Pat: YOU NEED TO GET

THIS, FOLKS.

YOU NEED TO READ IT.

IT IS CALLED, "WHAT HAPPENS

WHEN I DIE."

BILL, YOU'RE LIKE A PAUL

REVERE SOUNDING A TRUMPET.

MAY GOD BLESS YOU.

IT IS A MESSAGE OF

WARNING.

IT IS A MESSAGE OF LOVE

BECAUSE IT IS A MESSAGE OF

WARNING.

GOD LOVES EVERY PERSON.

HE DOESN'T WANT PEOPLE TO GO

TO HIS HORRIBLE PLACE.

BUT PEOPLE CHOOSE EVERY DAY

TO REJECT JESUS CHRIST AS

OUR LORD AND SAVIOR.

HE DOESN'T WANT THEM TO, BUT

HE CAN'T FORCE THEM BECAUSE

HE IS A GOD OF LOVE.

Pat: WELL, I HOPE MANY,

MANY SAID YES TO HIM.

GOD DOESN'T WANT TO FORCE

YOU TO DO ANYTHING.

BILL WEISS, THANK YOU FOR

BEING HERE.

ONCE AGAIN, THE BOOK "WHAT

HAPPENS WHEN I DIE?"

IS AVAILABLE WHEREVER BOOKS

OR SOLD.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME,

PLEASE CALL AND WE'LL SEND

YOU A BOOKLET THAT WILL TELL

YOU WHAT YOU'VE DONE AND

WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT.

THERE IT IS, "A NEW DAY."

IT'S 1-800-759-0700.

TERRY, A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE

SAYING YES TO JESUS.

THEY'RE NOT GOING TO HELL.

Terry: I PRAY THAT'S

THE TRUTH, PAT.

OUR LINES ARE OPEN, AND WE

DO HOPE YOU'LL CALL.

STILL AHEAD, HIS NAME IS

BEN, AND HIS YouTube

VIDEO ABOUT HEAVEN WENT

VIRAL.

HE SAYS HE BELIEVES THAT

GOD LET HIM EXPERIENCE THAT

SO HE WOULDN'T BE AFRAID OF

DYING AND SO HE WOULD KNOW

THAT HEAVEN IS WORTH IT.

Terry: FIND OUT WHAT

HAPPENED TO BEN IN HEAVEN,

LATER ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

AND WELCOME BACK TO "THE

700 CLUB."÷

A GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL IN

BRITAIN WARNS THAT

CHRISTIANS IN PARTS OF THE

WORLD FACE EXTINCTION

BECAUSE OF THE PERSECUTION

THEY FACE.

THAT OFFICIAL IS A MUSLIM.

SHE SAYS THE BIRTHPLACE OF

CHRISTIANITY, THE PARTS OF

THE WORLD WHERE CHRISTIANITY

FIRST SPREAD, IS NOW SEEING

LARGE SECTIONS OF THE

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY

LEAVING.

AND THOSE THAT ARE REMAINING

ARE FEELING PERSECUTED.

WORESI CALLED ON LEADERS OF

ALL FAITHS AND GOVERNMENTS

IN THE WEST TO FIGHT THE NEW

SECTARIANISM BREAKING OUT

WORLDWIDE.

THE AIR FORCE ACADEMY HAS

TAKEN MORE STEPS TO COMPLY

WITH THE DEMANDS OF

ATHEISTS.

CBN NEWS ALREADY REPORTED

THEY FORCED THE ACADEMY TO

STOP USING THE PHRASE "SO

HELP ME GOD" IN THE CADET

HONOR OATH.

NOW COMES WORD THAT THE AIR

FORCE HAS GONE EVEN

FURTHER.

OFFICIALS HAVE EVEN REMOVED

THE PHRASE FROM HANDBOOKS

AND REMOVED POSTERS,

INCLUDING THAT PHRASE.

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: TWO YEARS AGO ON

CHRISTMAS DAY, BEN DIED AT

THE AGE OF 18.

AFTER YEARS OF STRUGGLING

WITH AN INCURABLE HEART

CONDITION.

JUST DAYS BEFORE HIS DEATH,

BEN POSTED A VIDEO ON

YouTube. IT QUICKLY

WENT VIRAL, CONVINCING

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE OF WHAT

BEN ALREADY KNEW FIRSTHAND,

THAT HEAVEN IS REAL.

*

WHEN YOUR CHILD IS

DIAGNOSED WITH A SERIOUS

HEART CONDITION, IT KIND OF

MAKES YOU TAKE A BIG

BREATH.

THE WHEELS START TURNING IN

YOUR MIND AND IN YOUR

HEART.

HOW IS THIS GOING TO CHANGE

OUR FAMILY?

HOW IS IT GOING TO CHANGE

BEN'S LIFE?

WHAT ARE HIS CHANCES?

IN HIS THREE-MONTH

CHECKUP, HIS PEDIATRICIAN

HEARD A LITTLE HEART MURMUR,

AND THAT PERSISTED.

SO HE SUGGESTED WE SEE A

CARDIOLOGIST.

THE DOCTOR DIAGNOSED HIM

WITH HYPERTROPHIC

CARDIOMYOPATHY, WHICH IS

BASICALLY A THICK HEART.

ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS

THE DOCTOR EXPLAINED WAS

HE'LL HAVE IT THE REST OF

HIS LIFE AND THAT THERE IS

NO CURE.

WE DECIDED THAT DOESN'T MEAN

BEN'S LIFE IS GOING TO BE

SHORT.

M WHY WORRY ABOUT

SOMETHING TODAY THAT HASN'T

HAPPENED, AND YOU REALLY

DON'T KNOW IF AND WHEN IT

WILL EVER HAPPEN.

WE TURNED TO GOD AND SAID,

GOD, THANK YOU FOR TODAY.

AND THANK YOU FOR GIVING US

THIS BEAUTIFUL LITTLE

CHILD.

* GOD LOVES ME, THIS I

KNOW *

BEN AND I WERE BEST

FRIENDS GROWING UP.

HE IS ONLY A YEAR AND A HALF

YOUNGER THAN I AM.

BEN MADE IT SO HARD TO

REMEMBER HE WAS SUFFERING AT

ALL ON A DAILY BASIS BECAUSE

HE WAS SO HAPPY AND JOYFUL.

WHEN HE WAS A LITTLE BOY,

HE WOULD TELL US HIS HEART

WAS BUMPING.

SOMETIMES HIS HEART WOULD

BEAT FAST.

AND SO THAT WAS HIS CLUE TO

US THAT HE WAS EXPERIENCING

AN ARRHYTHMIA.

THE FIRST TIME HE CHEATED

DEATH WAS WHEN HE WAS FOUR

YEARS OLD.

HE HAD A 45-MINUTE-LONG

SEIZURE AND ALMOST DIDN'T

MAKE IT.

HE SAW A BRIGHT LIGHT THAT

HE KNEW IN HIS HEART WAS AN

ANGEL.

AFTER THAT, HE HAD A TONSIL

SURGERY, WHERE HE HAD HIS

FIRST CARDIAC ARREST.

AND THANKFULLY THEY REVIVED

HIM.

ON DECEMBER 6, AT HIS HIGH

SCHOOL, HE HAD A SECOND

CARDIAC ARREST.

WHEN I GOT TO THE

HOSPITAL, HE WAS VERY

DISORIENTED, BUT HE WAS

TALKING.

SO WE OBVIOUSLY WEREN'T OUT

OF THE WOODS.

BUT I WAS JUST SO THANKFUL

THAT HE HAD MADE IT.

THEN WE UNRAVELED WHAT HAD

HAPPENED.

HIS HEART DID STOP

BEATING FOR A FULL THREE

MINUTES.

DURING THOSE THREE MINUTES

HE HAD A VISION WHERE HE

AWOKE IN WHEN HE DESCRIBED

AS THE WAITING ROOM OF

HEAVEN.

AND SAID HE EXPERIENCED A

PROFOUND, UNEXPLAINABLE

PEACE.

HE WAS STANDING IN FRONT

OF A MIRROR.

HE DIDN'T SEE JUST HIS

REFLECTION.

SHE SAW HIS WHOLE LIFE FLASH

BEFORE HIM.

HE SAYS IT WAS THE BEST

FEELING.

BUT EVEN AFTER HE CAME BACK

FROM THAT EXPERIENCE, HE WAS

STRUGGLING SPIRITUALLY.

HE WAS STRUGGLING WITH

DYING.

I FOUND HIM SITTING OUT

ON OUR DOCK.

AND I ASKED HIM, BEN, WHAT

ARE YOU DOING OUT HERE?

AND HE SAID, WELL, RECENTLY

I'VE BEEN COMING OUT HERE,

BY THE STILLNESS OF THE LAKE

AND THE QUIET, TO ASK GOD

QUESTIONS.

WHAT HAPPENED IN HIS VISION,

HE SAID THAT HE BELIEVES

THAT GOD LET HIM EXPERIENCE

THAT SO HE WOULDN'T BE

AFRAID OF DYING, AND SO HE

WOULD KNOW THAT HEAVEN IS

WORTH IT.

AND SO I ASKED HIM, WERE YOU

HAPPY THAT YOU WOKE UP?

AND HE STARTED CRYING REALLY

HARD.

AND HE SAID, I GUESS.

AND THAT WAS REALLY HARD.

THAT WAS REALLY HARD FOR ME

TO HEAR.

AND SO I TOLD HIM, BEN, I

KNOW YOU MAY NOT WANT TO BE

HERE RIGHT NOW, BUT IT IS

FOR A VERY IMPORTANT

PURPOSE, AND YOUR LIFE IS A

GIFT, AND YOU HAVE TO USE

IT.

AND HE SAID, I THINK YOU'RE

RIGHT.

WE WERE ANXIOUS THAT WE

WEREN'T IN CONTROL.

WE WERE OUT OF CONTROL.

AND HIS CONDITION WAS OUT OF

CONTROL.

WE COULDN'T HELP HIM LIKE WE

WANTED TO.

WE LOOKED AT PHILLIPIANS 4,

6 AND 7, WHERE IT SAYS, "THE

ANXIOUS ARE NOTHING, BUT LET

YOUR REQUEST BE KNOWN TO

GOD.

AND THE PEACE OF GOD THAT

SURPASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING

WILL GUARD YOUR HEART."

I LOOKED UP TO BEN AND I

SAID, BEN, YOU KNOW MORE

ABOUT THIS PEACE OF GOD THAN

WE DO.

WILL YOU TELL US WHAT IT WAS

LIKE?

EXPLAIN IT TO US.

HE SAID, YOU KNOW THAT

PEACE IS SO AMAZING.

IT'S SO HARD TO DESCRIBE.

HE SAID, BUT YOU DON'T HAVE

TO WORRY ABOUT ME.

I'M GOOD BECAUSE I'VE GOT

THAT PEACE THAT IT'S TALKING

ABOUT RIGHT HERE.

CHRISTMAS MORNING FOR OUR

FAMILY MEANS GETTING UP

REALLY EARLY, IN OUR

JAMMIES, OPENING PRESENTS

AND MAKING THAT LAST AS LONG

AS WE CAN.

IT WAS RIGHT AFTER THAT

THAT HE AND HIS BROTHER WENT

OUTSIDE.

I LOOKED OUT OUR KITCHEN

WINDOW, AND I SAW SOME

NEIGHBORHOOD BOYS JUMPING ON

THE TRAMPOLINE, AND VIDEOING

IT, AND HE WAS SMILING

REALLY BIG.

I DIDN'T REALIZE THAT WOULD

BE THE LAST TIME THAT I SAW

THAT SMILE.

AND I LOOKED OUT THE

WINDOW.

HE HAD ALREADY PASSED OUT.

WE RUSHED OUT THERE, AND

WE BEGAN ADMINISTRATING

C.P.R. RIGHT AWAY.

THE AMBULANCE CAME.

AND THINGS WERE FRANTIC AND

CHAOTIC.

SO WE WENT ON TO THE

HOSPITAL.

AND THERE WAS FINALLY A

POINT WHERE THE DOCTOR

CONFIRMED THAT, UM, THAT

THEY DID ALL THEY COULD DO.

WE HAD TO START DEAL WITH

REALITY.

AND THE FACT THAT OUR SON

HAD JUST PASSED AWAY.

ARE YOU GOING TO BELIEVE

EVERYTHING YOU'VE ALWAYS

BELIEVED, THAT THERE IS A

GOD?

THAT THERE IS A HEAVEN?

AND, UM...THAT YOUR SON IS

GOING THERE.

IT WAS HARD TO LEAVE HIM.

BUT YOU KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT

GOD IS WHAT MAKES THE

DIFFERENCE.

SOME FRIENDS ASKED SEAN

AND I WHAT WE THOUGHT ABOUT

THE VIDEO, AND WE DIDN'T

KNOW WHAT THEY WERE TALKING

ABOUT.

WE SAT DOWN AND WATCHED

THE VIDEO.

AND HE HAS THIS UNBELIEVABLE

SMILE ON HIS FACE, AND YOU

COULD TELL HE SAYS A PEACE.

THE PEACE THAT HE TALKED TO

US ABOUT AND HE PRAYED FOR

US TO HAVE.

JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS

AFTER BEN PASSED AWAY, HIS

VIDEO HAD ALREADY RECEIVED

MILLIONS OF VIEWS.

PEOPLE WERE CONNECTING WITH

IT, AND GOD WAS USING IT TO

REACH THEIR HEARTS.

AND THERE WERE THESE AMAZING

STORIES OF PEOPLE SAYING, I

DIDN'T BELIEVE IN GOD

BEFORE.

I JUST THOUGHT ALL OF THAT

WAS A STORY.

OR I WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT

GOD.

WHERE CAN I GO AND FIND

OUT?

AND I FEEL LIKE I HAD A

FRONT ROW SEAT TO GOD'S BIG

PLAN.

IT WAS AMAZING.

HE JUST SIMPLY SAID, THIS IS

MY STORY.

THIS IS WHAT I BELIEVE.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

I THINK HE WAS BEING

CALLED BACK HOME.

BUT HE HAD A JOB TO DO

BEFORE HE LEFT.

Terry: LIFE IS VERY

TEMPORARY.

YOU KNOW, WE'RE HERE FOR A

BRIEF, BRIEF TIME.

AND WHAT WE DO WITH THIS

LIFE DETERMINES WHERE WE

SPEND ETERNITY.

YOU KNOW, THERE IS SO MUCH

OF LIFE THAT IS OUT OF

CONTROL, JUST AS BEN'S

PARENTS SAID.

THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS

THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO

CONTROL, BUT IN TIME WE FIND

OUT THAT WE CAN'T.

BUT THERE IS ONE THING WE

CAN CONTROL, EACH AND EVERY

ONE OF US.

WE CAN CHOOSE.

WE CAN CHOOSE.

WILL WE CHOOSE JESUS?

WILL WE CHOOSE GOING OUR OWN

WAY?

WILL WE CHOOSE JUST

SUFFERING THROUGH LIFE AND

NOT KNOWING WHERE WE'RE

SPENDING ETERNITY?

WHEN GOD SETS BEFORE US THE

OPPORTUNITY TO SAY YES.

YOU KNOW, THERE IS SO MUCH

AROUND US THAT DECLARES WHO

HE IS, THE WONDER OF HIS

LOVE, THE GOODNESS OF HIS

CHARACTER.

THE WORLD THAT WE LIVE IN,

THE ORDER OF THINGS.

SOMEBODY HAD TO THINK OF

THAT.

ASK GOD TO REVEAL HIMSELF TO

YOU.

PAT ASKED YOU A FEW MOMENTS

AGO TO PRAY AND INVITE

CHRIST INTO YOUR LIFE.

TODAY IS A DAY OF GOD

SPEAKING TO YOU.

IT IS NOT CHANCE THAT YOU'RE

WATCHING THIS PROGRAM OR

HEARING THESE STORIES.

ONE OF THE TERROR AND HORROR

OF HELL, AND THE OTHER OF

THE WONDER AND THE PEACE AND

THE CERTAINTY OF HEAVEN.

AND IT ALL HINGES ON YOUR

DECISION.

YOU SEE, GOD HAS ALREADY

MADE THE DECISION FOR YOU

AND FOR ME.

HE SENT JESUS.

THE PATH IS CLEAR.

THE DOOR IS OPEN.

THE QUESTION IS: WILL YOU

EXCEPT IT?

WILL YOU RECEIVE HIM?

IT REALLYIN REALLY TRULY IS

THAT SIMPLE.

IT IS ACKNOWLEDGING THAT

YOU, LIKE ME, LIKE ALL OF

US, ARE A SINNER IN NEED OF

A SAVIOR.

IT IS WHY JESUS CAME.

THERE WAS A SACRIFICE MADE

THAT PAID FOR ALL OF US.

EVERY SINGLE ONE WHO WOULD

SAY YES TO HIM.

AND THAT SACRIFICE CAME WITH

THE PROMISE OF ETERNAL

LIFE.

NOT JUST EAT TERNA ETERNAL

LIFE, BUT THE PRESENCE AND

THE LOVE AND THE POWER OF

GOD.

GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF

PERSONS, BUT HE SAYS WHAT HE

HAS GONE TO PREPARE FOR US,

THIS HEAVEN HE HAS PROMISED

US, IS BEYOND ANYTHING WE

COULD HOPE FOR OR IMAGINED.

AND YET IT IS YOURS.

IT IS FREE FOR THE ASKING.

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO

WITH IT?

INVITE JESUS CHRIST INTO

YOUR LIFE.

THERE IS A NUMBER THAT WILL

COME UP ON YOUR SCREEN.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE SOMEONE TO

PRAY WITH YOU TODAY, MAYBE

TAKE YOU THROUGH THE

SCRIPTURES TO ANSWER MORE

QUESTIONS, OUR NUMBER IS THE

IS TOLL-FREE,

1-800-759-0700.

PRAY THAT PRAYER, THE PAT

TALKED ABOUT, ACKNOWLEDGING

JESUS THAT YOU ARE THE

SAVIOR OF MY SOUL, AND TODAY

I WANT TO MAKE YOU THE LORD

OF MY LIFE.

THEN CALL THAT NUMBER AND

SAY, I WOULD LIKE THE "NEW

DAY" PACKET.

PUT TOGETHER JUST FOR YOU.

HOW DO YOU GROW IN YOUR

FAITH?

HOW DO YOU COME TO FORM A

REAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THE

LIVING GOD?

HE IS RIGHT THERE WAITING

FOR YOU.

SAY YES TODAY.

WE'RE GOING TO BE BACK WITH

MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB" AFTER

THIS.

SO STAY WITH US.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW

MORE ABOUT BEN'S STORY, HIS

SISTER, ALI, HAS WRITTEN A

STORY CALLED "WHEN WILL

HEAVEN BEGIN."

UP NEXT, WE'LL "BRING IT

ON."

Pat: WELL, YOU SEE ADS

FOR BLACK FRIDAY.

THAT MEANS WHEN THEY GET

INTO THE BLACK, THEY'RE

SELLING SO MUCH THEY'RE NOT

IN THE RED.

THEY'RE IN THE BLACK.

AND THEN WE HAVE

CYBER-MONDAY, AND PEOPLE ARE

BUYING ON LINE.

AND THEY'RE RIGHT AROUND THE

CORNER.

BUT THE BEST DEAL MAY COME

ON A DIFFERENT DAY.

IT'S CALLED "GIVE BACK

TUESDAY."

AND ANY CONTRIBUTION YOU

MAKE TO CBN FROM NOW UNTIL

NEXT TUESDAY IS GOING TO BE

MATCHED, DOUBLED.

OUR PARTNERS HAVE SAID THEY

WILL MATCH DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR

EVERY DONATION YOU MAKE

BETWEEN NOW AND TUESDAY.

Terry: WOW, THAT'S A

DEAL.

Pat: IT IS.

SO IF YOU GIVE $100, THEY'LL

GIVE $100.

AND IF YOU GIVE A THOUSAND,

THEY'LL GIVE A THOUSAND.

AND IF YOU GIVE $10,000,

THEY'LL GIVE $10,000.

Terry: THAT'S A DEAL.

SO PEOPLE DO THAT BY

CALLING?

Pat: ABSOLUTELY.

MAKE A PLEDGE.

Terry: TIME TO ANSWER

SOME E-MAIL.

THIS IS TAMMY WHO SAYS, "SO

WE GO TO HEAVEN WHEN WE DIE,

RIGHT?

HOW COME PAUL TALKS ABOUT US

BEING' ASLEEP ALL OF THE

TIME'."

AND SO I HEARD PEOPLE SAY

OUR BODIES ARE IN A STATE OF

SLEEP UNTIL THE

RESURRECTION.

SO WHAT GIVES?"

Pat: PAUL SAYS THEY

SLEEP IN RESURRECTION, BUT

HE IS TALKING ABOUT DEATH.

THE IDEA OF SOUL SLEEP IS

NOT BIBLICAL WHATSOEVER.

Terry: THIS IS WINSTON

WHO SAYS, "JESUS SAID NO MAN

HAS SEEN GOD.

BUT MOSES SAW GOD.

I DON'T GET IT."

Pat: WELL, YOU KNOW,

ELIJAH WAS A PROPHET.

HE WENT INTO A CAVE AND

GOD'S POWER CAME BEFORE

HIM.

AND AT THE END, GOD SAID,

NOW, YOU COVER YOUR FACE

BECAUSE ALL I'M GOING TO LET

YOU SEE IS MY BACKSIDE.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO SEE MY

FACE.

I'M JUST GOING TO WALK

THROUGH, AND YOU LOOK AT THE

BACK.

I THINK THAT JESUS SAID

NOBODY HAS SEEN THE FATHER

BUT THE SON, WHO CAME FROM

THE FATHER.

AND THE GLORY OF GOD -- WHEN

YOU BEGIN TALKING ABOUT

THESE SPIRITUAL THINGS,

WE'RE DEALING WITH MYSTERIES

THAT WE DON'T REALLY

COMPREHEND.

SO TO SPEND TIME PARSING

EACH THING LIKE THIS, I

THINK IS A FRUITLESS

ENDEAVOR.

I DON'T MEAN TO PUT YOU

DOWN, BUT I THINK YOU CAN

WASTE A LOT OF TIME AND

THINGS THAT REALLY AREN'T

GOING TO AFFECT THE WAY YOU

LIVE.

AS FAR AS I KNOW, HE SAID

NOBODY HAS SEEN THE FATHER.

WHAT DID MOSES SAY?

HE CAME OFF THE MOUNTAIN

WITH HIS FACE SHINING.

BUT DID HE LOOK STRAIGHT AT

THE FATHER?

WAS HE IN THE GLORY OF GOD?

WAS HE SURROUNDED BY THE

SICANA GLORY?

THE BIBLE DOESN'T SAY HE

STARED GOD IN THE FACE.

IT DOESN'T SAY THAT.

HE CAME OFF THE MOUNTAIN AND

HE WAS GLOWING.

Terry: THIS IS SEAN WHO

SAYS, CTRL+I , "I FELL IN

LOVE WITH A CHURCH GIRL.

UNFORTUNATELY THINGS DIDN'T

WORK OUT FOR US AND WE BROKE

UP.

I HAVE ASKED GOD TO TAKE

AWAY THE PAIN FROM THAT

RELATIONSHIP, BUT IT

REMAINS.

TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE, I SEE

HER AT CHURCH EVERY WEEK.

SHOULD I FIND A NEW

CHURCH?"

Pat: I CAN'T TELL YOU

TO FIND A NEW CHURCH.

YOU MUST REALLY HAVE BEEN IN

LOVE.

IT MUST HAVE BEEN A VERY

PAINFUL SEPARATION.

AND I'M SORRY FOR YOU.

BUT I THINK TO KEEP -- IT'S

LIKE YOU'VE GOT A WOUND AND

YOU KEEP TEARING THE SCAB

OFF.

I THINK YOU MIGHT FIND

ANOTHER CHURCH AND GET ON

WITH LIFE BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY

YOU'RE RELIVING THAT.

AND YOU LOVE THIS WOMAN.

THIS CHURCH GIRL.

AND IT MUST BE VERY

PAINFUL.

Terry: I'M SURE IT IS.

Pat: SO I'M SORRY.

Terry: THAT'S A

PERSONAL DECISION.

Pat: YEAH, IT IS A

PERSONAL DECISION.

GO SOME PLACE ELSE.

GO TO THE METHODIST CHURCH.

[LAUGHTER]

Terry: WHERE DID THAT

COME FROM?

Pat: YOU HAVE TO GO

SOME PLACE.

WE HAVE MUCH MORE FAITHFUL

GIRLS.

Terry: NOT THAT THIS

GIRL ISN'T --

Pat: I'M ONLY KIDDING.

PLEASE.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM THE LAST BLESSING

FROM PROVERBS, CHAPTER 3.

"FEAR THE LORD AND DEPART

FROM EVIL.

IT WILL BE HEALTH TO YOUR

FLESH AND STREN T STRENGTH

TO YOUR BONES."

FEAR THE LORD, HEALTH AND

STRENGTH.

THAT'S TODAY'S LAST

BLESSING.

WELL, ON WEDNESDAY ON "THE

700 CLUB," THE MIRACLES

BEHIND THE FIRST

THANKSGIVING.

AND PLUS WE'LL TAKE YOU

BEHIND THE -- WELL, WHAT

WILL WE DO?

Terry: THE MACY'S DAY

PARADE IS GOING TO BE FUN.

Pat: ARE WE GOING TO

SHOW THE BACKGROUND?

WE'LL SEE YOU THEN.

BYE-BYE.

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