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The 700 Club - Jan. 2, 2014

Heather successfully hid her alcoholism for a years but she couldn’t stop alone and was terrified of sharing her secret. Plus, see highlights from CBN’s staff chapel and hear Pat Robertson’s thoughts on 2014. Read Transcript


I'M LIVING A DOUBLE

LIFE.

AND SHE COULDN'T TAKE IT

ANYMORE.

WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE

MORNING AND, YOU KNOW, YOU

CAN'T REMEMBER ANYTHING

AFTER 7 p.m., IT'S SCARY.

WATCH WHAT HAPPENED WHEN

HER WORLD COLLIDED.

I WAS STRUGGLING LIKE ONE

OF MY KIDS HAD DIED.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

Pat: WELL, WELCOME TO

THIS EDITION OF "THE 700

CLUB."

IT'S A NEW YEAR, AND WE'RE

GOING TO BE TALKING A LITTLE

BIT ABOUT WHAT MAY BE

HAPPENING THIS YEAR LATER ON

DURING THE PROGRAM.

BUT SOMETHING ELSE -- YOU

KNOW THAT SONG, "BABY IT'S

COLD OUTSIDE."

IN FACT, IT IS

RECORD-BREAKING COLD.

NEARLY 12,000 -- GET THAT,

12,000 RECORD LOW

TEMPERATURES WERE SET LAST

YEAR.

AND THE NEW YEAR IS PICKING

UP WHERE 2013 LEFT OFF.

Wendy: SO MUCH FOR

GLOBAL WARMING, PAT.

HEAVY SNOW IS COMING ALONG

WITH THAT COLD WEATHER WITH

A BLIZZARD WARNING FOR LONG

ISLAND.

AND BOSTON EXPECTING MORE

THAN A FOOT OF SNOW.

CAITLIN BURKE HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: FROM THE

MIDWEST TO THE NORTHEAST,

PEOPLE ARE STARTING OFF THE

NEW YEAR THINKING ABOUT

SNOW.

NEARLY A FOOT HAS ALREADY

FALLEN IN CHICAGO, WHERE

RESIDENTS ARE DOING THEIR

BEST TO DIG OUT BEFORE THE

NEXT ROUND COMES.

IT DOES THE JOB.

IT DID THE STEPS, IT DID THE

PORCH, AND NOW IT IS DOING

THE CAR.

MAKE DUE WITH WHAT YOU'VE

GOT RIGHT NOW.

Reporter: IN NORTHWEST

OHIO, MANY COMMUNITIES GOT

MORE THAN SIX INCHES OF SNOW

IN JUST 40 HOURS, MAKING FOR

DANGEROUS ROAD CONDITIONS.

I KNOW PEOPLE GET TIRED

OF US SAYING TO SLOW DOWN,

BUT THAT IS THE BEST YOU CAN

DO.

Reporter: NOW THE STORM

IS HEADED TOWARDS THE EAST

COAST, WHERE FORECASTERS SAY

70 MILLION PEOPLE ARE IN ITS

PATH, PREPARING FOR

BLIZZARD-LIKE CONDITIONS.

IN CONNECTICUT, SHELTERS ARE

GEARING UP FOR PEOPLE IN

NEED.

THERE ARE CASES WHERE

PEOPLE HAVE FROZEN TO DEATH,

OUTSIDE, SLEEPING ON THE

PARK BENCHES, AND THE

TEMPERATURES ARE TOO

UNBEARABLE.

Reporter: SALT TRUCKS

WORKED LATE INTO THE NIGHT

PREPPING THE ROADS.

CREWS ARE EXPECTED TO WORK

16-HOUR SHIFTS JUST TO KEEP

UP WITH THE SNOW.

WE'RE ALWAYS WORRIED

ABOUT RUSH-HOUR.

THAT'S WHAT IT IS.

DON'T BE IN A RUSH, THOUGH.

Reporter: AS MUCH AS A

FOOT OF SNOW IS FORECAST

THROUGH FRIDAY, AND

TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO

CONTINUE TO DROP.

SOME AREAS SEEING HIGHS JUST

ABOVE ZERO.

Pat: IT HAS BEEN 31°

BELOW ZERO IN SOME PLACES.

IT IS GOING TO HIT US HERE

IN VIRGINIA, IN TIDEWATER

TOMORROW, BUT IT IS NOT

NEARLY AS COLD AS IN THE

NORTHEAST.

Wendy: I SPENT A LITTLE

TIME IN SPRINGFIELD,

MISSOURI, OVER THE BREAK,

AND IT GOT DOWN TO, LIKE,

12° WINDCHILL FACTOR.

IT WAS LIKE AROUND 18, BUT

IT FELT LIKE 12.

I EXPERIENCED A LITTLE OF

THAT.

Pat: I WENT INTO

SPRINGFIELD ON A LITTLE

PRIVATE PLANE AND WE GOT HIT

BY LIGHTNING.

IT IS A FUN EXPERIENCE

COMING IN.

YOU THINK THE DEVIL DOESN'T

WANT ME TO GO TO

SPRINGFIELD.

WE DIVERTED TO SOME PLACE

ELSE BECAUSE WE WERE AFRAID

WE MIGHT GET KNOCKED OUT OF

THE AIR.

THE WEATHER MAY BE COLD, BUT

THE STOCK MARKET IN AMERICA

HAS BEEN SIZZLING HOT.

THE QUESTION IS: WILL STOCKS

KEEP UP THEIR RECORD RUN.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM WASHINGTON.

HERE IS JOHN.

Reporter: PAT, WALL

STREET REMAINS BULLISH ON

STOCKS FOR THE NEW YEAR, BUT

INVESTORS ARE LESS

ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT GOLD.

THE STOCK SHOT UP NEARLY

30%, THE BEST GAIN SINCE THE

MID-1990s.

ANALYSTS EXPECT ANOTHER

STRONG MOVE UP IN 2014, BUT

JUST NOT ASPPOWERFUL AS LAST

YEAR.

AND MANY EXPECT THE ECONOMY

TO GET STRONGER, WHICH

SHOULD ALSO HELP STOCKS.

BUT GOLD HAD ITS WORSE PRICE

DROP IN 32 YEARS, AFTER 12

CONSECUTIVE YEARS OF GAIN.

PAT, WHY DO YOU THINK GOLD

HAS LOST SOME OF ITS SHINE?

Pat: WELL, I THINK THE

QUESTION OF FINANCIAL

EASING -- PEOPLE WERE

EXPECTING THAT THAT WAS

GOING TO CAUSE INFLATION,

AND INFLATION, OF COURSE, IS

GOOD FOR GOLD.

WHEN THE BIG MONEY GUYS STOP

BUYING, THAT SORT OF TAKES

THE STEAM OUT OF THE GOLD

RUSH.

I WAS READING TODAY THERE

WAS A TRADER FOR PAUL JONES'

FUND, IT IS A HUGE FUND --

ANYHOW, THE GUY MADE

$100 MILLION.

HE BOUGHT PUTS, PUTS ON

GOLD, AND THE PUTS PAID

OFF.

AND SO HIS PAYDAY FROM THAT

100 MILLION WILL BE ABOUT

$10 MILLION.

HERE IS A LITTLE KISS FROM

YOUR BOSSES.

THANKS SO MUCH.

YOU DID A GOOD JOB.

Wendy: I'LL SAY.

Pat: THINGS RUN IN

CYCLES, SO I THINK GOLD WILL

PROBABLY BE COMING BACK UP.

I'M SHOCKED.

THE STOCK MARKET IS

ASTOUNDING.

OF COURSE, I'VE BEEN IN THE

MARKET -- YOU HAVE TO BE IN

THE MARKET.

BUT IT IS JUST -- THE S&P

HAS HIT RECORD LEVELS.

IT IS JUST ASTOUNDING, WHAT

IS HAPPENING, AND SO THERE

ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE

MADE A LOT OF MONEY.

AND OUR PRESIDENT DOESN'T

SEEM TO LIKE IT.

HE ALWAYS TALKS ABOUT THE

RICH AND THE DISPARITY, AND

SO FORTH.

BUT THE TRUTH IS THE LOWER

LEVELS ARE GOING UP, AND THE

HIGHER LEVELS ARE JUST GOING

UP A LITTLE FASTER.

AND GUESS WHO IS BACK TO

NUMBER ONE.

Wendy: NUMBER ONE?

Pat: RICHEST?

Wendy: WARREN BUFFET?

Pat: NO.

BILL GATES.

HE GAVE AWAY A GREAT DEAL OF

MONEY, AND THEN HE TOOK SOME

OF THE MICROSOFT AND

INVESTED IN IT OTHER FUNDS.

HE IS JUST GOOD.

Wendy: AND HE IS VERY

PHILANTHROPIC.

Pat: HE HAS GIVEN AWAY

A HUGE AMOUNT OF MONEY.

BUT ALONG WITH THAT, HE IS

DOING WELL.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT HE IS

GOING TO DO WITH ALL OF THE

MONEY, BUT HE SURE HAS IT

IT.

JOHN, WHAT'S NEXT.

Reporter: PAT, ANOTHER

COUNTRY COULD BE FACING A

POSSIBLE DEBT CRISIS,

CHINA.

A OFFICIAL REPORT OUT MONDAY

SHOWED THAT DEBT IN LOCAL

GOVERNMENTS HAD SHOT UP

SHARPLY SINCE THE END OF

2010, AND SOME ANALYSTS WARE

THAT SITUATION IS FAR WORSE

THAN THE REPORT SHOWS.

EXPERTS SAY CHINA HAS ENOUGH

MONEY IN ITS NATIONAL

SAVINGS TO PREVENT A SERIOUS

DEBT CRISIS FROM BREAKING

OUT.

BUT SOME SAY THE SITUATION

IS BIG ENOUGH TO KEEP AN EYE

ON.

ISRAEL FACES A HOST OF MAJOR

CHALLENGES, FROM A NUCLEAR

IRAN TO NEGOTIATIONS WITH

THE PALESTINIANS THAT COULD

DEAL WITH LANDS OF THE

BIBLE.

HERE IS CHRIS MITCHELL FROM

JERUSALEM.

Reporter: THE IRANIAN

AGREEMENT REPORTED THAT

GENEVA AGREEMENT MAY BE

IMPLEMENTED IN LATE

JANUARY.

BUT SIX WORLD POWERS IN IRAN

SIGNED THAT AGREEMENT IN

NOVEMBER.

IT ALLOWS IRAN TO ENRICH

URANIUM, BUT UNDER TIGHTER

GUIDELINES.

IT ALSO EASES ECONOMIC

SANCTIONS ON IRAN.

WHENEVER THE AGREEMENT IS

IMPLEMENTED, SOME, LIKE

FORMER ISRAELI AMBASSADOR TO

THE U.N., DORI GOLD, BELIEVE

THE GENEVA DEAL IS FLAWED.

WHAT THE IRANIANS WANT TO

DO IS UNDERMINE THE

SANCTIONS AS MUCH AS

POSSIBLE, SO WHEN THEY GO

INTO FUTURE NEGOTIATIONS

WITH THE U.S. AND THE P5

PLUS 1 IN GENERAL, THERE

WILL BE NO LEVERAGE ON THE

AMERICAN SIDE TO EXACT

SANCTIONS FROM IRAN.

Reporter: A BIPARTISAN

AGREEMENT WOULD IMPOSE NEW

SANCTIONS IF THE FINAL

AGREEMENT ALLOWS IRAN TO

ENRICH URANIUM.

THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT WILL

VETO THE DECISION.

ISRAEL FACES MAJOR

DECISIONS.

U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE IS

HERE IN JERUSALEM FOR YET

ANOTHER ROUND OF MEETINGS

WITH ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN

LEADERS.

KERRY SET AN AMBITIOUS

DEADLINE OF LATE APRIL 2014

TO ESTABLISH A FRAMEWORK FOR

FINAL NEGOTIATIONS.

BUT PALESTINIAN NEGOTIATOR

SAEED SAYS IF ISRAEL

CONTINUES BUILDING IN THE

WEST BANK, THE NEGOTIATIONS

WILL BE OVER.

THE STATEMENT FOLLOWS THE

RELEASE OF 26 PALESTINIAN

PRISONERS, MOST OF THEM

CONVICTED MURDERERS.

THE RELEASE, PART OF KERRY'S

PLAN, WAS CELEBRATED BY THE

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY AND

UPSET ISRAEL.

LAST NIGHT WE SAW THEM

CELEBRATING, GLORIFYING

TERRORISTS, PEOPLE

RESPONSIBLE FOR KILLING

INNOCENT CIVILIANS, FOR

KILLING CHILDREN.

THIS IS NOT THE WAY TO START

A NEW YEAR.

THEY MUST STOP GLORIFYING

MURDERERS AND STOP

CELEBRATING TERRORISM.

Reporter: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

FORMER ISRAELI PRIME

MINISTER ARIEL SHARON IS

CLINGING TO LIFE.

DOCTORS SAY HE IS IN

CRITICAL CONDITION AS HIS

KIDNEYS ARE SHUTTING DOWN

AND OTHER MAJOR ORGANS ARE

IN DECLINE.

HE HAS BEEN IN A COMA SINCE

SUFFERING A STROKE IN 2006.

HE IS WELL-KNOWN FOR HIS

VICTORIES OVER THE SIX-DAY

WAR AND THE YOM KIPPUR WAR.

BUT NEAR THE END OF HIS

CAREER, HE OVERSAW THE

WITHDRAWAL OF ISRAELI TROOPS

FROM THE GAZA STRIP, WHICH

IS NOW CONTROLLED BY HAMAS.

PAT?

Pat: I'M SURE WE'LL BE

SAD AT THAT, BUT, FRANKLY, I

HAVEN'T UNDERSTOOD WHY THE

ISRAELIS HAVE LEFT HIM ON

LIFE SUPPORT THIS LONG.

HE HAD A DEVASTATING

STROKE.

HE HAS BEEN IN A COMA, AS

YOU SAID.

IT IS GOING ON CLOSE TO 10

YEARS NOW.

SEVEN OR EIGHT YEARS THAT HE

HAS BEEN IN THIS CONDITION.

AND HE COULDN'T HAVE

SURVIVED HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR

JUST LIFE SUPPORT BEING

PUMPED INTO HIM.

SO WE WILL MOURN HIS

PASSING.

I WAS A FRIEND.

I GOT TO KNOW HIM.

THEY HAD A LUNCHEON IN MY

HONOR, AND HE WAS THE HOST.

AND LATER ON I HAD A

WONDERFUL INTERVIEW WITH HIM

IN HIS OFFICE.

HE WAS A GREAT GENERAL, JUST

A TREMENDOUS GENERAL.

AND HE ALSO, YOU KNOW, MADE

THAT HISTORIC MARCH TO THE

TEMPLE MOUNT.

AND THEN YASSER ARAFAT

STARTED THE SO CALL INT TA

INTAFADAH ON ACCOUNT OF

THAT.

HE IS A TERRIFIC GUY.

I GUESS THEY JUST DIDN'T

WANT A STATE FUNERAL.

THE ISRAELIS DID NOT WANT A

STATE FUNERAL, SO THEY LEFT

HIM IN A COMATOSE CONDITION

WITH TUBES THAT KEPT HIM

ALIVE.

BUT NOW THERE COMES A TIME

WHEN THAT BODY CAN'T WORK ON

LIFE SUPPORT ANYMORE.

BUT, ANYHOW, WE WILL MOURN

HIS PASSING.

I DON'T KNOW WHEN THEY'RE

GOING TO SET A FUNERAL.

BUT WE'LL ALL GRIEVE AT THE

PASSING OF THIS GREAT MAN.

Wendy: ABSOLUTELY.

Pat: YEAH.

JOHN?

Reporter: PAT, IT'S NOW

LEGAL TO BUY MARIJUANA FOR

RECREATIONAL USE IN

COLORADO.

AT LEAST TWO DOZEN POT SHOPS

OPENED IN EIGHT TOWNS ON

JANUARY 1st, WITH

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE FLOCKING

TO BUY THE DRUG.

I'VE BEEN WAITING 42

YEARS FOR FREEDOM.

I SOLD MY HOUSE A COUPLE OF

MONTHS AGO TO PREPARE TO

MOVE TO COLORADO.

WE DROVE 17 HOURS TO GET

HERE.

WE WANT TO BE THE COSTCO

OF MARIJUANA.

Reporter: BUT THERE WAS

NO SHORTAGE OF EXCEPT

SKEPTICS, WORRIED RETAIL POT

WOULD ENDANGER THE PUBLIC.

COUNSELLORS ARE SAYING

THEY'RE SEEING MORE

MARIJUANA ADDICTION

PROBLEMS, ESPECIALLY AMONG

THE YOUTH.

SOME THINK MARIJUANA IS

PSYCHOLOGICALLY ADDICTIVE

AND NOT PHYSICALLY

ADDICTIVE.

BUT I CAN TELL YOU FROM

PERSONAL EXPERIENCE THESE

KIDS WHO COME TO SEE US ARE

DROPPING OUT OF LIFE.

Reporter: THEY WORRY

THE DRUG WILL BE MORE WIDELY

AVAILABLE TO TEENS, EVEN

THOUGH LEGAL SALES ARE

LIMITED TO ADULTS OVER 21.

ONE ADDICTION EXPERT AT THE

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO

HOSPITAL SAYS LEGALIZING POT

IS, QUOTE,"JUST THROW GAS ON

THE FIRE."

AND AUTHORITIES ALSO WARN

BRINGING IT ACROSS STATE

LINES IS AGAINST FEDERAL

LAW.

VITAMIN "E" MAY SLOW THE

ADVANCE OF ALZHEIMER'S

DISEASE.

A NEW STUDY SHOWS TAKING

HIGH DOSES OF VITAMIN "E"

COULD FIGHT MILD TO MODERATE

ALZHEIMER'S.

IT IS THE FIRST STUDY THAT

SHOWS IT CHANGES THE COURSE

OF DEMENTIA AT THAT STAGE.

THE DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND

SCIENTIFIC OPERATIONS FOR

THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION

SAYS NO ONE SHOULD TAKE

VITAMIN "E" FOR ALZHEIMER'S

DISEASE OR OTHER MEMORY

ISSUES, EXCEPT UNDER THE

SUPERVISION OF A PHYSICIAN

BECAUSE IT CAN INTERFERE

WITH BLOOD THINNERS,

CHOLESTEROL DRUGS AND OTHER

MEDICATIONS.

EVEN SO, MANY EXPERTS HAPPY

WITH THE NEW STUDY.

RESEARCHERS DON'T NOW HOW

VITAMIN "E" MAY HELP, BUT IT

IS AN AN ANTI-OXIDANT.

PAT, WE HERE AT CBN NEWS

HAVE REPORTED EXTENSIVELY ON

THE PROMISING AFFECTS OF

COCONUT OIL.

Pat: ABSOLUTELY.

WE HAD, I THINK IT IS FIVE

MILLION HITS ON OUR WEBSITE

DEALING WITH COCONUT OIL.

Wendy: I STARTED TAKING

IT, TOO.

I LIKE THE TASTE OF IT.

Pat: IT IS VERY NICE.

Wendy: THE ORGANIC, AND

IT IS VERY COCONUTTY.

Pat: I LIKE TO GRILL

SANDWICHES WITH COCONUT

OIL.

Wendy: I STARTED

GRILLING MY EGGS WITH

COCONUT OIL, BUT I KIND OF

MISS THAT BUTTER.

Pat: THIS BUSINESS

ABOUT VITAMINS, I THINK THAT

THE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION --

WHATEVER YOU CALL THEM --

ISN'T QUITE TOGETHER ON WHAT

TO DO WITH VITAMINS.

BUT THE THING THAT -- THERE

ARE TWO SUBSTANCES THAT

REALLY ARE GOOD FOR THE

BRAIN.

ONE IS CHOLINE AND THE OTHER

IS INOSITOL.

I HAVE PERSONALLY TAKEN

SOMETHING CALLED

PHOSPHOTILAL THERINE.

AND I ALSO TAKE

L-CARNITINE.

AND L-CARNITINE IS AN

ACTIVATOR OF THE BRAIN.

AND THEN, OF COURSE, YOU'VE

GOT THE COCONUT OIL AND SO

FORTH.

YOU ADD A LITTLE ALPHA

LIPOIC ACID.

Wendy: DO YOU TAKE

"E"?

Pat: I USED TO TAKE

"E," BUT THE TESTS AREN'T

REALLY CONCLUSIVE ON THIS,

AND IT DOESN'T REVERSE IT.

BUT THESE OTHER THINGS, YOU

WANT TO HAVE A GOOD MEMORY,

FOLKS, WRITE IT DOWN FOR THE

NEW YEAR.

PHOSPHPHOSPHOPHOSPHOTITAL

THERINE.

Wendy: DON'T ASK ME TO

SPELL THAT.

COMING UP IS THE TOP NEW

YEAR'S RESOLUTION FOR

REPUBLICANS: TAKE BACK

CONGRESS.

HEAR HOW THEYPLAN TO WIN

BACK POWER AND WHY THEIR OWN

PARTY MAY BE HOLDING THEM

BACK.

PLUS, PAT IS GOING TO OFFER

HIS OWN TAKE ON THE UPCOMING

YEAR, SO YOU DON'T WANT TO

MISS THAT.

PHO

Pat: IF YOU'RE LIKE ME,

THERE COMES A TIME WHEN YOU

GET ELECTROEXHAUTION, AND I

THINK WE'VE HAD SO MUCH OF

THAT IN THE PRESIDENTIAL

RACE.

AND WE'VE HAD ALL SORTS OF

CONGRESSIONAL MEN HERE IN

VIRGINIA, AND WE'VE HAD AN

OFF-YEAR ELECTION FOR ALL OF

THE GOVERNORS AND

LEGISLATORS.

BUT WE'RE COMING INTO

ANOTHER YEAR.

AND THIS YEAR THE

REPUBLICANS PLAN TO TAKE

ABOUT THE SENATE.

THEY MAY BE ABLE TO DO THAT

THANKS TO THE PUBLIC

BACKLASH AGAINST OBAMACARE.

BBUT AS DAVID BRODY

REPORTS, THE REPUBLICANS

FACE TOUGH OBSTACLES AHEAD.

David: FIREWORKS

CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR, BUT

FOR REPUBLICANSNOVEMBER

COULD MARK THE NEW YEAR.

THEY HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN

CONTROL OF THE SENATE AND

RULE CAPITOL HILL.

THE G.O.P. SEE OBAMACARE AS

THEIR ACE IN THE HOLE.

AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL

COMMITTEE TELLS CBN NEWS

THEY WILL USE IT EVERY

CHANCE THEY GET.

POLITICALLY THE ANSWER IS

LET OBAMACARE GO THROUGH.

WE'LL TATTOO IT TO THEIR

FOREHEADS AND BEAT THEM IN

2014.

THE PROBLEM WITH THE

POLITICAL ANSWER IS IT IS A

PAINFUL THING FOR A LOT OF

PEOPLE.

David: THAT PAIN CAN

BE FELT ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

IN NORTH DAKOTA, BROOK FOUND

OUT SHE COULDN'T KEEP HER

HEALTH CARE PLAN, EVEN

THOUGH THE PRESIDENT SAID

SHE COULD.

IT WAS A LIE.

IT WAS A LIE.

THERE ARE MILLIONS OF

AMERICANS ALL OVER THE

COUNTRY -- TURN ON THE

NEWS.

YOU KNOW?

IT'S REALLY SAD.

David: AND ITS COSTING

PRESIDENT OBAMA AT THE WRONG

TIME.

HIS APPROVAL NUMBERS ARE

DOWN TO 43%.

THAT'S EVEN LOWER THAN

GEORGE W. BUSH, WHO SAT AT

47% AFTER FIVE YEARS OF HIS

PRESIDENCY.

AND IT COULD DROP EVEN

FURTHER IF THE PRESIDENT AND

DEMOCRATS DON'T QUICKLY

RESOLVE OBAMACARE ISSUES.

REPUBLICANS NEED SIX SEATS

TO CONTROL THE SENATE, AND

THEY'RE GOING TO GO AFTER

MODERATE DEMOCRATS WHO

SUPPORTED OBAMACARE.

I THINK IT IS A POLITICAL

LIABILITY FOR ANY DEMOCRAT

WHO VOTED FOR IT.

MOST SENATE DEMOCRATS HAVE

PASSED BY ONE-VOTE MARGIN.

EVERY SINGLE ONE CAST A

DECIDING VOTE.

MARY LANDRU CAST THE

DECIDING VOTE FOR

OBAMACARE.

IF I HAD TO VOTE FOR THE

BILL AGAIN, I WOULD VOTE FOR

IT TOMORROW.

David: AND THE

STRATEGY FOR VULNERABLE

DEMOCRATS, KEEP YOUR

DISTANCE FROM THE

PRESIDENT.

BUT SENATE DEMOCRATS WILL

NOT BE THE ONLY ONES

FIGHTING FOR THEIR POLITICAL

SURVIVAL.

ON THE REPUBLICAN SIDE, SOME

LONG-TIME G.O.P.

ESTABLISHMENT SENATORS ARE

GOING TO GET CHALLENGES FROM

TEA PARTY-BACKED

CANDIDATES.

IT IS ALREADY HAPPENING AT

THE TOP, WHERE MAT BEVIN IS

GOING AFTER MITCHELL

McCONNELL.

OTHERS, LIKE LINDSAY GRAHAM

AND JOHN CORNEN, FACE

PRIMARY FIGHTS AS WELL.

AND IT MARKS THE OTHER

POLITICAL THEME OF 2014, THE

TEA PARTY VERSUS THE

ESTABLISHMENT.

THE TEA PARTY WANTS STRONG

CONSTITUTIONAL CONSERVATIVES

IN OFFICE.

THE OLD GUARD WANTS TO GROW

THEIR NUMBERS, EVEN IF

CANDIDATES DON'T TOE THE

CONSERVATIVE LINE.

THIS DEBATE PLAYED OUT IN

2012 AFTER SOME TEA PARTY

WINNERS FALTERED.

WE LET RACES SLIP OUT OF

OUR HAND AND LET THE SENATE

MAJORITY SLIP AWAY FROM US

OVER THE LAST TWO CYCLES.

THAT IS SOMETHING ALL OF US

SHOULD AGREE WE SHOULD NEVER

ALLOW TO HAPPEN.

David: BUT THAT WON'T

BE EASY.

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS FROM

BOTH SIDES ARE ALREADY

ARMING FOR THE FIGHT.

JOHN McCAIN TELLS CBN NEWS

ALL THIS BICKERING HAS TO

STOP.

WE'VE ALL GOT TO WORK

TOGETHER.

OUR ADVERSARY IS THE

DEMOCRATIC PARTY, NOT THE

REPUBLICAN PARTY.

LET THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY

VOTERS DECIDE WHO OUR

CANDIDATES ARE GOING TO BE,

RATHER THAN POURING MONEY IN

ATTACK ADS AGAINST

REPUBLICANS RAISED FROM

REPUBLICANS.

IT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE.

David: THAT LEAVES

SENATE CONTROL IN DOUBT.

WHILE IN THE HOUSE,

REPUBLICANS SHOULD STILL BE

IN CHARGE AFTER THE MID-TERM

ELECTIONS.

THAT DOESN'T MEAN, HOWEVER,

IT IS GOING TO BE AN EASY

ROAD FOR SPEAKER JOHN

BOEHNER.

HE FACES A DETERMINED TEA

PARTY CAUCUS, AND OUTSIDE

GROUPS, LIKE CLUB FOR YOUTH

AND HERITAGE ACTION.

I THINK THEY'RE PUSHING

OUR MEMBERS INTO PLACES

WHERE THEY DON'T WANT TO

BE.

FRANKLY, I THINK THEY HAVE

LOST OFF CREDIBILITY.

Reporter: MARK LEVIN

BELIEVES A FIGHT OVER THE

TRUE MEANING OF CONSERVATISM

IS AT HAND.

THEY NEED TO EMBRACE AND

REACQUAINT THEMSELVES WITH

CONSERVATIVE PRINCIPLES, AND

MAKE THE CASE OVER AND OVER

AGAIN.

AND AT EVERY ANGLE FIGHT FOR

IT.

AT EVERY TURN, FIGHT FOR

IT.

David: SO 2014 BEGINS

WITH A FIREWORKS SHOW THAT

WILL ONLY GET HOTTER AS THE

ELECTIONS GET CLOSER.

DAVID BRODY, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

[CHEERING]

Pat: WELL, HERE AT OUR

CBN CAMPUS WE HAVE A

TRADITION.

EVERY NEW YEAR'S DAY THE

STAFF OF CBN, "OPERATION

BLESSING," REGENT UNIVERSITY

GATHER TOGETHER FOR A JOINT

TIME OF PRAYER AND WORSHIP

TO START OFF THE NEW YEAR.

AND HERE ARE SOME HIGHLIGHTS

FROM YESTERDAY'S SPECIAL

SERVICE.

AND I'LL TELL YOU, IF WE

LOVE EACH OTHER, GOD WILL

BLESS US.

IF WE WALK IN LOVE, ALL

THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.

YOU KNOW, THE WHOLE CONCEPT

OF HEARING FROM THE LORD IS

UNITY.

IN THE EARLY DAYS GOD LOOKED

DOWN AT THE TOWER OF BABYL,

AND SAYS THIS SPEAK SPEAKS

WITH ONE MIND AND THEY HAVE

ONE VOICE.

NOW NOTHING THEY PROPOSE TO

DO WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE.

I THINK THAT'S WHAT THE LORD

SAID.

I GIVE YOU POWER.

I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU

AUTHORITY OVER ALL OF THE

WORKS OF THE ENEMY.

SO WE GO FORTHWITH BOLDNESS

THIS YEAR.

THIS IS A YEAR OF BOLDNESS.

IT IS A YEAR OF VICTORY.

IT IS A YEAR OF GREAT

HARVEST.

AND THE COMING OF THE LORD

DRAWS NEAR.

LOVE IS OF GOD.

AND THOSE THAT DWELL IN LOVE

DWELL IN GOD.

SO I THINK IF THERE IS A

MESSAGE FOR THIS NEW YEAR,

IS THAT WE NEED TO LOVE EACH

OTHER LIKE NEVER BEFORE.

Pat: WELL, THAT'S GOING

TO BE HAPPENING.

WE'VE GOT -- IT IS A

TREMENDOUS SENSE OF HARMONY

HERE AT CBN.

I KNOW THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY

IF YOU'RE OUR VIEWERS AND

SUPPORTERS.

IT IS A REAL SENSE OF UNITY

WITH REGENT UNIVERSITY, AND,

OF COURSE, "OPERATION

BLESSING," AND THE AMERICAN

CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE,

ALL TOGETHER.

Wendy: SO EVERY YEAR,

PAT, YOU GO UP IN THE

MOUNTAINS AND SPEND SOME

TIME WITH THE LORD AND

PRAYING.

AND YOU WERE UP THERE AT

YOUR MOUNTAIN LORD IN

VIRGINIA.

WHAT DID THE LORD TELL YOU

FOR 2014?

Pat: WELL, I SPENT A

LOT OF TIME PRAYING.

LAST YEAR THERE WAS SO MUCH

ICE, I COULDN'T EVEN GET UP

THERE.

BUT THIS TIME I WAS UP THERE

BY MYSELF, IN THE MOUNTAIN.

I HAD SEVERAL DAYS.

SO WHAT WAS THE MESSAGE?

I THINK WHAT I SAID TO THE

STAFF WAS LOVE.

THAT WE'VE GOT TO EXERCISE

THAT.

GOD IS LOVE.

AND HE IS ALSO LIGHT.

AND WE HAVE TO WALK IN THE

LIGHT AS HE IS IN THE

LIGHT.

NOW, WHAT IS HE GOING TO DO

THIS YEAR?

WELL, NOW, I OFFER THAT,

WENDY WITH HUMILITY, SAYING

LET'S SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

AND, YOU KNOW, CHECK IT

OUT.

WHEN THE YEAR IS OVER,

WHETHER I'M RIGHT OR WRONG.

BUT, NUMBER ONE, I THINK

THAT THE WORLD IS GOING TO

BE IN CHAOS THIS YEAR.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE A

UNIFIED WORLD.

AND I THINK SOME TIME DURING

THE YEAR THERE WILL BE SOME

KIND OF A CREDIT CRISIS.

I THINK CHINA IS GOING TO

LEAD THE WAY.

I THINK THAT WHOLE ECONOMY

IS LIKE A HOUSE OF CARDS.

AND WHEN IT STARTS FALLING,

IT IS GOING TO AFFECT THE

ENTIRE WORLD.

BECAUSE THE CHINESE

PURCHASES OF RAW MATERIALS

AND GOODS -- YOU LOOK AT ALL

OF THE MARKETS, WHETHER IT

IS GOLD, WHETHER IT IS

SILVER, WHETHER IT IS

ALUMINUM, WHETHER IT IS

STEEL, ALL OF THOSE THINGS

ARE SUCKED IN BY THE CHINESE

ECONOMY.

SO IF THEY START HAVING

TROUBLE, IT WILL BE TROUBLE

FOR EVERYBODY ELSE.

THE OTHER THINGS IS I DO

BELIEVE THAT THE IRANIANS

WILL HAVE A NUCLEAR DEVICE

BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR.

AND OBAMA IS USING A TACTIC

OF CONTAINMENT.

THAT'S NOT GOING TO WORK.

WE USED TO SAY WE'RE NOT

GOING TO LET THEM HAVE IT.

AND NOW THEY'RE SAYING,

WE'RE JUST GOING TO CONTAIN

IT.

THAT'S A BAD POLICY.

THE NEXT THING IS, I DO

BELIEVE THE REPUBLICANS WILL

WIN CONTROL OF THE

CONGRESS.

BUT THEY WILL NOT HAVE A

VETO-APPROVED MAJORITY.

SO THEY'LL BE ABLE TO PASS

SOME STUFF, BUT UNLESS THEY

CAN GET DEMOCRATS TO GO

ALONG WITH THEM, THEY CANNOT

OVERRIDE A PRESIDENTIAL

VETO.

THE OTHER THING IS, I THINK

THAT THE PRESIDENT IS GOING

TO BE SEVERELY, SEVERELY

HAMPERED.

I THINK AMERICA IS GOING TO

TURN AGAINST HIM, MUCH MORE

SO THAN NOW, AS THAT

AFFORDABLE CARE THING STARTS

BITING AS HARD AS IT IS.

HE IS GOING TO BE

DISCREDITED TERRIBLY.

AS A PROCESS, I THINK THAT

HE IS GOING TO WITHDRAW.

HE LIKES HAWAII.

HE SPENT A LOT OF TIME IN

HAWAII.

HE PROBABLY FIGURED, OKAY,

I'VE DONE MY THING, AND NOW

LET'S GO SURFING.

REALLY, HE HAS A BIG

AIRPLANE TO RIDE AROUND IN.

HE HAS A BIG, EXPENSIVE

LIMOUSINE TO RIDE AROUND

IN.

HE CAN JUST GO BOPPING

AROUND THE WORLD.

HE DOESN'T HAVE TO GOVERN,

AND I DON'T THINK HE IS

GOING TO.

BECAUSE HE CAN'T GET

ANYTHING THROUGH.

WHAT ELSE?

I'M TRYING TO THINK.

Wendy: SPIRITUALLY

SPEAKING TO THE LORD --

Pat: I THINK

SPIRITUALLY IS MORE

IMPORTANT THAN THE REST OF

IT.

THERE IS GOING TO BE A GREAT

MOVE OF GOD.

WHAT GOD WAS IMPRESSING ON

ME WAS THE COMMAND OF

JESUS.

ORDINARY -- IF I CAN USE

THAT TERM.

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS AN

ORDINARY CHRISTIAN.

EVERY CHRISTIAN IS

EXTRAORDINARY.

BUT JUST PEOPLE IN THE PEWS,

REGULAR CHRISTIANS FILLED

WITH THE SPIRIT, ARE GOING

TO DO EXTRAORDINARY THINGS.

THERE WILL BE TREMENDOUS

HEALING.

PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO PRAY

AND HAVE THEIR PRAYERS

ANSWERED.

THERE WILL BE A MOVE OF GOD,

AND IT WILL BE THE GREATEST

YEAR IN THE HISTORY OF THE

CHURCH.

IT WILL BE UNBELIEVABLE ALL

AROUND THE WORLD.

I THINK ISLAM IS GOING TO BE

IN RETREAT.

INSTEAD ADVANCING, IT IS

GOING TO BE RETREATING.

AND ONWARD CHRISTIAN

SOLDIERS.

THIS IS GOD'S HOUR FOR HIS

CHURCH, AND IT'S GOING TO BE

VERY EXCITING, DESPITE OF

WHAT YOU MAY READ IN THE

PAPERS.

GOD'S MESSAGE IS GOING TO BE

ONE OF VICTORY FOR HIS

PEOPLE.

Wendy: THAT IS VERY

GOOD NEWS.

AND WHAT YOU WERE SAYING,

GOD WAS SAYING THE MOST

IMPORTANT THING FOR US TO DO

IS TO LOVE.

Pat: TO LOVE EACH

OTHER.

Wendy: BECAUSE THE

BIBLE SAYS, WHERE THERE IS

COMMUNITY, I WILL COMMAND A

BLESSING.

Pat: I WAS READIN READ

"NOW THEY WILL NOW I AM HE

WHO CAUSES EVERYTHING ELSE

TO BE."

HE IS NOT ON THE PAR WITH

ALLAH OR BAAL OR ANY OF

THOSE PEOPLE OR ANY OF THOSE

PHONIES FROM ANTIQUITY.

HE CAUSES EVERYTHING TO BE.

HE SAYS, I AM LOVE ITSELF.

I AM LIGHT.

HE IS SAYING TO HIS PEOPLE,

WALK IN LIGHT AND I WILL

GIVE YOU THE ANSWERS TO YOUR

PRAYERS.

I WILL BE WITH YOU.

IT IS GOING TO BE A GREAT

YEAR, FOLKS.

REALLY A GREAT YEAR.

WHATEVER HAPPENS

POLITICALLY, IT IS GOING TO

BE A GREAT YEAR.

IN TERMS OF THE FINANCES OF

THE WORLD, IT IS GOING TO BE

CHAOTIC.

Wendy: ALL RIGHT.

GREAT STUFF, PAT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WE APPRECIATE IT.

WELL, COMING UP, WE'VE GOT

YOUR E-MAIL QUESTIONS.

JOEL SAYS, "I'VE HEARD

PEOPLE TALK ABOUT CHRISTIAN

MYSTICS.

WHAT ARE THEY?"

STAY TUNED HAS WE "BRING IT

ON" LATER ON TODAY'S "THE

700 CLUB."

Wendy: WELCOME BACK.

WELL, THIS PAST HOLIDAY

SEASON CHILDREN FROM AROUND

THE WORLD WOKE UP AND SAW

PRESENTS UNDERNEATH THE

TREE.

FOR MANY KIDS IN THE HAMPTON

ROADS AREA, IT WAS AN

ESPECIALLY MERRY CHRISTMAS

THANKS TO "OPERATION

BLESSING."

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: THE CHRISTMAS

DEPOT IS BUSTLING WITH

VOLUNTEERS, AND THE SHELVES

ARE FULL OF TOYS AND GIFTS

FOR CHRISTMAS.

"OPERATION BLESSING" TEAMED

UP WITH TOYS FOR TOTS, THE

SALVATION ARMY, AND OTHER

ORGANIZATIONS TO MAKE SURE

FAMILIES IN HAMPTON ROADS

HAD A MERRY CHRISTMAS.

SHE GOT A TOY.

Reporter: SERVICEMEN

AND WOMEN FROM THE U.S.

MARINE CORPS HAS PLAYED A

HUGE PART IN THE CHRISTMAS

DEPOT.

GUGUNNY BARNES IS IN CHARGE

OF THE TOYS.

OVER THROUGH THE

WAREHOUSE WE HAVE OVER

100,000 TOYS COME THROUGH.

I REALLY ENJOY IT.

Reporter: CAPTAIN

MEREDITH HAS BEEN IN CHARGE

FOR THE PAST 15 YEARS.

SHE REMEMBERS WHEN SHE

NEEDED HELP AT

CHRISTMASTIME.

MY NINE MONTH OLD CHILD

WAS NOT GOING TO RECEIVE ANY

TOYS FROM MY HUSBAND OR

MYSELF, AND THE SALVATION

ARMY GAVE US TWO TOYS THAT

WE WERE ABLE TO WRAP UP AND

PUT ON THERE FROM MOM AND

DAD.

IT IS GOOD TO KNOW THAT

YOU'RE NOT ALONE.

AND I HOPE THAT THAT'S WHAT

WE'RE LETTING FAMILIES KNOW

ALL ACROSS THE HAMPTON ROADS

AREA, THAT THEY'RE NOT

ALONE.

THEY HAVE SOMEONE WHO CARES

FOR THEM.

Reporter: BUT THE

CHRISTMAS DEPOT ISN'T JUST

ABOUT TOYS.

"OPERATION BLESSING" MADE

SURE THAT EVERYONE LEFT WITH

GROCERIES.

"OPERATION BLESSING"

DELIVERED OVER 83,000 POUNDS

OF FOOD.

IT CREATED CHRISTMAS FAMILY

DINNERS FOR THE FAMILIES

THAT COME IN.

THEY RECEIVE TOYS AND

CHRISTMAS DINNER.

AND "OPERATION BLESSING" IS

ALWAYS LOOKING OUT FOR WHAT

IS THE GREATEST NEED.

LAST YEAR THE SALVATION ARMY

WAS REALLY STRUGGLING

BECAUSE THEIR SHELVING FOR

THE TOYS WAS LITERALLY

FALLING APART.

"OPERATION BLESSING"

PURCHASED OVER $20,000 WORTH

OF SHELVES TO DISPLAY THE

TOYS, SO THE RESIDENTS, THE

MOTHERS AND FATHER, COULD GO

THROUGH WITH DIGNITY AND

SHOP FOR TOYS.

Reporter: BOTH

CHRISTINE AND HER HUSBAND

ARE UNEMPLOYED.

THEY HAVE FOUR KIDS AT

HOME.

DO YOU THINK PHILLIP

WOULD LIKE A BIKE?

YEAH.

WE SAT DOWN AND TALKED TO

THEM ABOUT OUR FAITH AND

THAT THE BILLS WERE PAID.

AND THAT UNLESS WE HAD A

MIRACLE, CHRISTMAS -- DON'T

EXPECT ANYTHING.

Reporter: WITH MONEY SO

TIGHT, THERE WOULD BE NO

PRESENTS THIS CHRISTMAS,

UNTIL TODAY.

AND THE MIRACLE CAME.

THANK GOD.

I'M SORRY.

Reporter: AND THANKS TO

"OPERATION BLESSING" AND ITS

PARTNERS, MORE THAN 16,000

FAMILIES HAD THEIR OWN

CHRISTMAS MIRACLES THIS

YEAR.

Wendy: ISN'T THAT

AMAZING.

I GOT TO DO THAT LAST YEAR,

AND IT WAS SO MUCH FUN.

I CAN'T THINK OF A BETTER

TIME FOR YOU TO JOIN WITH US

AND HELP PEOPLE LIKE THAT

ALL AROUND THE WORLD.

IT IS SO SIMPLE.

JUST 65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH TO BECOME A MEMBER OF

"THE 700 CLUB."

WHEN YOU DO THAT, WE WANT TO

BLESS YOU.

WE HAVE SOMETHING SPECIAL.

IT IS PAT'S NEW TEACHING

CALLED "HOW SHALL WE NOW

LIVE?"

THIS WILL REVOLUTIONIZE YOUR

LIFE AND YOUR FAMILIES.

JUST GIVE US A CALL,

1-800-759-0700.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

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Pat: AMEN.

Wendy: IT IS TIME TO

"BRING IT ON."

WE'VE GOT SOME GOOD

QUESTIONS TO BEGIN 2014.

JOEL WRITES, "I'VE HEARD

PEOPLE TALK ABOUT CHRISTIAN

MYSTICS.

WHAT ARE THEY?

CAN YOU BE A CHRISTIAN AND

BE A MYSTIC?"

Pat: I THINK IT IS JUST

A NAME SOMEBODY HOOKS ON

SOMEBODY.

THEY SAY, OKAY, THIS IS ONE

OF THE LADIES, THE SAINTS,

WHO SPENT ALL HER LIFE

PRAYING AND SEEKING GOD.

AND THEREFORE HAD SOME

REVELATIONS FROM THE HOLY

SPIRIT, AND THEY CONSIDER

THEM MYSTICS.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF THAT IS A

COMPLIMENTARY TERM.

THE WORLD WOULD CALL A

MYSTIC, SOMEBODY WHO

BELIEVES IN THE REVELATION

OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, AND

SOMEBODY WHO BELIEVES IN

SEEKING GOD AND PRAYING TO

THE LORD AT EXTENDED PERIODS

OF TIME, LOOKING FOR

REVELATIONS.

THAT'S THE KIND OF THING

THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT.

BUT THEY CALL IT MIST CISM.

MYSTICISM.

THAT'S ALL I KNOW.

Wendy: MICHAEL WRITES,

"I KNOW THAT PRE-MARITAL SEX

IS A SIN.

WHAT ABOUT

SELF-GRATIFICATION?"

WE GET A LOT OF THESE

QUESTIONS.

"I HAVE HEARD YOUTH LEADERS

TELLING TEENS IT IS OKAY TO

DO THAT.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?"

Pat: IN ANCIENT

MYTHOLOGY THERE WAS A MAN

NAMED NARSSISIS, WHO BECAME

TO LOOK AT A POOL OF WATER

AND HE SAW HIS IMAGE IN THE

POOL AND HE FELL IN LOVE

WITH HIMSELF.

Wendy: IN LOVE WITH

HIMSELF.

Pat: AND WHAT DO WE

CALL IT?

NARCISSISM.

YOU'RE LOOKING AT

SELF-GRATIFICATION.

THEY USED TO SAY YOU'RE

GOING TO GO CRAZY IF YOU DO

THIS.

THAT'S NONSENSE.

BUT, NEVERTHELESS, I DO

THINK THAT WHAT SOMEBODY CAN

DO IS FALL IN LOVE WITH

HIMSELF.

AND I THINK FOR MEN TO BEGIN

THIS PRACTICE ON A REGULAR

BASIS, IT WILL DESTROY THE

INTIMACY THAT YOU HAVE IN

MARRIAGE, AND YOU WILL BE

UNABLE TO PERFORM ADEQUATELY

AS A HUSBAND.

THAT'S A DANGER.

WOMEN, THE SAME THING

BECAUSE THEY SAY, I CAN DO A

BETTER JOB WITH MYSELF THAN

SOMEBODY ELSE CAN, AND

THEREFORE I'M NOT GETTING

SEXUAL SATISFACTION.

SO IT IS A PROBLEM.

I THINK IN TERMS OF MEN, GOD

HAS SET UP A RELEASE

MECHANISM THAT IS KNOWN AS

NOC TERNA NOCTERNAL

EMISSIONS, AND THE PRESSURE

BUILDS UP AND THERE IS A

RELEASE.

FOR WOMEN, IT IS A PROBLEM.

THERE IS A GUY NAMED O NAN

WHO EMITTED ON THE GROUND,

AND GOD KILLED HIM.

BUT THAT HAD TO DO WITH THE

FACT HE WAS SUPPOSED TO

BRING FORTH SEED TO HIS

BROTHER AND HE DIDN'T WANT

TO DO IT.

Wendy: THE BIBLE IS NOT

REAL CLEAR ON IT.

Pat: IT ISN'T.

I THINK IT IS THE IDEA OF

SELF-GRATIFICATION AND

FANTASY IS NOT A GOOD THING

BECAUSE YOU'RE HAVING SEXUAL

FANTASIES.

Wendy: LIKE YOU SAID,

THAT CAN DESTROY INTIMACY.

Pat: WITHOUT A

QUESTION, FOR MEN IT CAN DO

IT, AND THE SAME THING FOR

WOMEN.

SO THAT'S THE DANGER.

BUT I'M NOT SAYING IT IS A

TERRIBLE SIN.

I'M NOT SAYING IT IS GOING

TO DRIVE PEOPLE CRAZY.

BECAUSE THE BIBLE IS NOT

CLEAR.

IF THE BIBLE IS CLEAR, I'LL

LAY DOWN HERE IT IS.

BUT I DONE THINK ONISM IS

THE PROBLEM WE'RE DEALING

WITH HERE.

Wendy: MARK WRITES,

"YOU FUNDAMENTALISTS HAVE IT

ALL WRONG.

THE RAPTURE IS MENTIONED

NOWHERE IN THE BIBLE.

IT WAS INVENTED BACK IN THE

1830s BY JOHN NELSON

DARVY.

DID HE HAVE SOME DIVINE IN

SIGHT THAT EVERYONE ELSE

LACKED?"

Pat: HERE IS THE DEAL

WITH DARVY: THERE WAS A

GROUP CALL THE IRVINGITES.

IRVINGITIS.

AND IN ONE OF THOSE

MEETINGS, THERE WAS A

17-YEAR-OLD GIRL WHO STARTED

SPEAKING IN TONGUES AND THEN

PROPHESYING, AND DARVY WAS

THERE AND SHE SAID, WOW, AND

HE WROTE ALL THIS STUFF

DOWN.

HIS DISCIPLE WAS A FELLOW

NAMED C.I. SKOFIELD.

AND HE PUT THAT INTO A

BIBLE, THE SKOFIELD

REFERENCE BIBLE.

AND THIS BECAME WIDELY

CIRCULATED.

THAT'S WHERE IT CAME FROM.

NOW TO SAY THE RAPTURE IS

NOT MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE

IS NOT TRUE.

THE LORD WILL DESCEND WITH A

SHOUT OF COMMAND, AND THE

DEAD IN CHRIST WILL RISE

FIRST.

AND WE WHO REMAIN WILL BE

CAUGHT UP TO BE WITH HIM IN

THE AIR.

THAT IS IN THE BIBLE VERY

CLEARLY.

THE IDEA OF THE WORD

"RAPTURE," IS FROM A LATIN

WORD, "I SNATCH."

BUT THE IDEA THIS TAKES

PLACE SECRETLY BEFORE A

SEVEN-YEAR TRIBULATION,

WHICH TAKES PLACE BEFORE A

THOUSAND YEAR MILLENNIUM,

THAT ISN'T BIBLICAL.

I'M SORRY, IT IS NOT

BIBLICAL.

THE LORD SAYS AFTER THE

TRIBULATION OF THOSE DAYS,

THEN SHALL APPEAR THE SIGN

OF THE SON OF MAN IN

HEAVEN.

AND HE WILL SEND FORTH HIS

ANGELS TO GATHER HIS ELECT

FROM THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE

EARTH.

THAT'S WHAT JESUS SAID, AND

I WOULD RATHER GO WITH HIS

WORD THAN JOHN NELSON DARVY

AND C.I. SKOFIELD.

BUT THAT'S WHERE IT CAME

FROM.

Wendy: BEATRICE WRITES,

"I FEEL THAT GOD IS LEADING

ME IN THE AREA OF BEING AN

INTERCESSOR.

CAN YOU RECOMMEND SOME BOOKS

FOR ME TO READ ON THE

SUBJECT?"

Pat: I THINK ALICE

SMITH, ONE OF OUR DEAR

FRIENDS, IS AN INTERCESSOR,

AND SHE HAS WRITTEN ABOUT

IT.

WHAT IS AN INTERCESSOR?

IT IS SOMEBODY WHO IS CALLED

TO PRAY.

THEY PRAY FOR OTHERS.

THAT'S WHAT YOU DO.

YOU INTERCEDE FOR SOMEBODY

ELSE.

AND YOU CRY OUT TO THE

LORD.

AND IT'S A VERY HOLY,

WONDERFUL CALLING.

BUT THAT WOULD BE ONE.

AND THERE ARE OTHER BOOKS

ABOUT INTERCESSION.

YOU CAN JUST LOOK IT UP.

Wendy: DO YOU THINK,

PAT, THAT EVERY CHRISTIAN

INTERCEDES AT TIMES?

WE ALL PRAY.

SOME PEOPLE HAVE SORT OF

LIKE THAT MANTEL AND THAT'S

WHAT THEY DO.

Pat: IF I FELT YOU WERE

HAVING TROUBLE, I WOULD SAY,

I WANT TO PRAY FOR WENDY,

LORD.

IT DOESN'T MEAN I'M AN

INTERCESSOR.

IT JUST MEANS THAT I WOULD

BE PRAYING FOR YOU.

BUT THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE,

LIKE MY DEAR FRIEND, ALICE,

WHO SAYS, I AM CALLED TO BE

AN INTERCESSOR.

I PRAY FOR ALL KINDS OF

PEOPLE BY THE HOUR.

AND SHE DOES HAVE A REAL

CLOSE WALK WITH THE LORD.

Wendy: MAYBE SHE IS

WATCHING.

HI, ALICE.

Pat: SHE'S A

SWEETHEART.

Wendy: I THINK THAT'S

ALL OF THE QUESTIONS.

COMING UP, AN ALCOHOLIC WHO

TRIED TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS.

I CAME OUT AND TOLD THE

TRUTH.

THAT SHAME FELT IN SECRET

WOULD BE SO HUGE, IT WOULD

KILL ME.

I THOUGHT I WOULD DIE OF

SHAME IF PEOPLE KNEW THE

TRUTH.

Wendy: WATCH WHAT

HAPPENS WHEN HER SECRET IS

REVEALED, NEXT.PF

WELCOME BACK TO "THE 700

CLUB."

A RECORD NUMBER OF SURGICAL

ABORTION CLINICS IN THE U.S.

CLOSEDIN 2013.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO ASURVEY

BY THE PRO-LIFE ORGANIZATION

OPERATION RESCUE.

THE GROUP FOUND 87 CLINICS

STOPPED PERFORMLY SURGICAL

ABORTIONS.

81 PERMANENTLY SHUT DOWN,

BUT SIX CLINICS STILL SELL

ABORTION-INDUCING DRUGS.

TEXAS HAS THE MOST CLOSURES

OFSURGICAL ABORTION CLINICS

AFTER AN ABORTIONLAW PASSED

EARLIER IN THE YEAR.

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THE BOYS SCOUTS OF AMERICA

ARE KICKING OFF THEIR NEW

POLICY, OPENING TO OPENLY

GAY SCOUTS.

THE BAN ON GAY ADULT LEADERS

REMAINS INTACT.

MEANWHILE, CHRISTIANS

UNSETTLED BY THE NEW POLICY

ARE OFFERING TWO

ALTERNATIVES: TRAIL LIFE

U.S.A. IS JUST GETTING

STARTED WITH 425 TROOPS

PRECHARTERED.

AND BOARD CHAIRMAN JOHN

STERNBURGER SAYS HE AND

OTHER FORMER BOY SCOUT

LEADERS ARE WORRIED THAT THE

POLICY COULD LEAD TO SOME

BOY SCOUTS ABUSING BOYS.

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RIGHT AFTER THIS.

*

Pat: YOU KNOW, BEING A

SENATOR IS ONE THING.

DECEIVING PEOPLE THAT YOU'RE

SOMETHING ELSE IS EVEN MORE

DIFFICULT.

AND BY DAY, HEATHER COPP WAS

A CHRISTIAN WRITER.

BUT NIGHT, HEATHER COPP WAS

A MISERABLE DRUNK.

SHE WOKE UP IN THE MORNINGS

NOT KNOWING WHERE SHE HAD

BEEN OR WHAT SHE HAD DONE

THE NIGHT BEFORE.

AND FOR YEARS SHE TRIED TO

HIDE HER ADDICTIONS.

EVEN AS THEY WERE TEARING

HER LIFE APART.

I WAS A VERY

HIGH-FUNCTIONING ALCOHOLIC.

I WAS SO GOOD AT THE

FACADE.

I'M AN EDITOR FOR FAMOUS

PASTORS.

I AM WORKING ON THEIR BOOKS

DURING THE DAY.

THEY'RE TRYING TO SAVE THE

WORLD.

AND AT NIGHT I'M STARTING TO

BE A DRUNK EVERY NIGHT.

I START TO FEEL LIKE I'M

LIVING A DOUBLE LIFE.

I WANTED TO LOOK GOOD.

I WANTED TO BE A STRONG

CHRISTIAN.

I WANTED TO BE AN EXAMPLE.

BUT THERE WAS ALSO ALWAYS

THIS UNDERLYING SHAME ABOUT

THE FACT THAT PERSONALLY AND

AT HOME I OFTEN FELT LIKE A

FAILURE.

I THINK I DID HAVE A LOT OF

FEELINGS I DID NOT WANT TO

FEEL.

AND AT THE VERY BEGINNING,

YOU KNOW, ALCOHOL WORKED FOR

ME TO JUST RELAX ME.

AND IT JUST GREW AND GREW

AND GREW.

DURING THE FIRST YEAR OF OUR

MARRIAGE, I WAS ALREADY

HIDING ALCOHOL IN THE

GARAGE.

AND I BEGAN TO KEEP A STASH

FOR THOSE TIMES WHEN I WAS

DESPERATE FOR MORE AND

DIDN'T WANT DAVE TO KNOW.

THERE WAS SOMETHING ABOUT

HER REACTION TO ALCOHOL THAT

MADE HER AN ANGRY PERSON.

SHE WAS NOT A PLEASANT

PERSON TO BE AROUND WHEN SHE

WAS DRINKING.

SHE WAS JUST REALLY OUT OF

CONTROL.

WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE

MORNING AND, YOU KNOW, YOU

CAN'T REMEMBER ANYTHING

AFTER 7 p.m., IT'S SCARY

BECAUSE IT IS, LIKE, WHAT

WAS THAT PERSON DOING?

WHAT IF SHE DECIDED TO GET

IN A CAR AND KILL SOMEONE?

AND I WOULD JUST HATE

MYSELF.

I WOULD JUST LOOK IN THE

MIRROR AND JUST HATE

MYSELF.

THAT CRAVING WAS ALWAYS SO

INTENSE, AND IT WAS

SOMETHING THAT MY HUSBAND

COULD NOT EVEN RELATE TO OR

UNDERSTAND WHY I COULDN'T

SEEM TO STOP.

OUR MARRIAGE WAS ON THE

ROCKS, MORE THAN WE KNEW.

I THINK IT WAS VERY

DIFFICULT FOR HEATHER TO

SAY, I HAVE A DRINKING

PROBLEM, OR, MUCH LESS, I AM

AN ALCOHOLIC.

I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MANY

TIMES I WENT FORWARD IN

CHURCH, OR JUST ALONE IN MY

BEDROOM, ON MY KNEES, AND I

WOULD JUST BEG GOD TO HELP

ME AND REPENT OF IT AND

DETERMINED THAT TOMORROW

THIS ISN'T GOING TO HAPPEN

AGAIN.

MY SHAME WAS SO GREAT, AND I

WAS CONVINCED THAT IF I CAME

OUT AND TOLD THE TRUTH, THAT

SHAME I FELT IN SECRET WOULD

BE SO HUGE IT WOULD KILL

ME.

I THOUGHT I WOULD DIE OF

SHAME IF PEOPLE KNEW THE

TRUTH.

AND WHAT I BEGAN TO DO WAS

BEG GOD FOR A MIRACLE.

FOR DELIVERANCE, AND I WOULD

TELL GOD, I KNOW YOU CAN DO

THIS.

PEOPLE GET DELIVERED FROM

ADDICTIONS AT THE FOOT OF

THE CROSS.

IT HAPPENS ALL OF THE TIME.

BUT IT WAS NOT UNTIL I WAS A

HOPELESS ALCOHOLIC THAT I

EVER TRULY CAME TO THE END

OF MYSELF AND FULLY

UNDERSTOOD THAT I COULDN'T

SAVE MYSELF.

THAT MY UTTER NEED FOR

SAVING WAS REAL FOR THE VERY

FIRST TIME.

SOMETHING WAS HAPPENING

SPIRITUALLY, AND I KNEW IT.

AND I BEGAN TO SOB AND WAIL

AND TO BEG GOD FOR HELP.

I WAS SOBBING LIKE ONE OF MY

KIDS HAD DIED.

AND I KNEW DEEP IN MY SOUL

WAS SURRENDERING, BUT THAT

LINE I HAD BEEN TRYING TO

CROSS AND TRYING TO CROSS,

THAT SOMEHOW GOD WAS

REACHING IN AND HELPING ME

SURRENDER, HELPING ME

FINALLY SURRENDER.

SHAME HAD BEEN TELLING ME A

LIE, AND I HAD BOUGHT IT.

AND WHEN I CAME INTO THE

LIGHT AND TOLD THE TRUTH AND

WAS WILLING TO LET THE WORLD

KNOW, IT WAS THE HUGEST

BELIEF.

IT WAS SUCH A RELIEF.

I WAS JUST LIKE OH!

ONCE YOU SURRENDER YOUR

PRIDE, YOU DON'T HAVE TO

PROTECT IT ANYMORE.

AND ALL OF THAT SHAME,

INSTEAD OF BEING

INTENSIFIED, WAS RELIEVED.

AND I WAS SET FREE.

AND I BEGAN TO CONNECT WITH

GOD IN PRAYER AND IN QUIET.

AND GIVE HIM ACCESS TO MY

SOUL SO HE CAN DO FOR ME

THROUGH HIS HOLY SPIRIT

THINGS THAT I CAN'T DO FOR

MYSELF.

IT IS REALLY ABOUT GIVING

UP OURSELVES AND ASKING GOD

TO DO WHAT ONLY HE CAN DO.

WHEN SHE WENT INTO REHAB AND

BECAME ACTIVE IN 12-STEP

GROUPS AND HAS CONTINUED IN

THAT, OUR LIFE CHANGED SO

RADICALLY.

WE CLEANED OUT THE HOUSE AND

WE DON'T HAVE ALCOHOL IN THE

HOUSE NOW.

AND OUR LIFE HAS CHANGED IN

A WAY THAT IS A BEAUTIFUL

THING.

THERE WAS A COMPLETE

SWITCH IN RECOVERY TO

UNDERSTANDING THAT GOD WORKS

IN MY WEAKNESS.

AND THAT THERE IS A DEEP

HUMILITY THAT I GET TO HAVE

IN KNOWING THAT ONLY HE CAN

ACTUALLY BRING ABOUT THE

TRANSFORMATION, THE ONGOING

TRANSFORMATION, THAT I SO

WANTED.

I SEE JESUS IN HER.

SHE IS A DIFFERENT PERSON.

AND I KNOW THAT SHE COULDN'T

HAVE GOTTEN THERE WITHOUT

GETTING SOBER.

AND I SEE IT IS GOD AT

WORK.

GOD AT WORK THROUGH HER.

GOD, IN HIS GREAT MERCY,

WILL REACH IN TO A MAN OR

WOMAN'S LIFE AND HELP THEM

IF THEY ASK FOR HELP.

I NOW GET TO EXPERIENCE A

MIRACLE EVERY SIN SINGLE

DAY.

EVERY DAY I LIVE INDEPENDENT

IN DEPENDENCE ON GOD.

AND I LEARNED TO LOVE THAT,

TO NEED TO BE A LITTLE

DESPERATE FOR GOD EVERY

DAY.

IT'S VERY, VERY POWERFUL.

Pat: THE BIBLE SAYS HE

KNOWS OUR FRAME, AND HE

REMEMBERS THAT WE ARE MADE

OUT OF DUST.

GOD KNOWS YOUR WEAKNESSES.

EVERY ONE OF US IS TEMPTED

BY SOMETHING.

I MEAN, THERE IS TEMPTATION

TO EVERYTHING.

THE WORLD, THE FLESH, AND

THE DEVIL.

SOME OF TEMPTED BY MONEY.

SOME ARE TEMPTED BY EASE.

SOME ARE TEMPTED BY

ALCOHOL.

SOME ARE TEMPTED BY

OVEREATING.

SOME ARE TEMPTED BY OCCULT

THINGS AND PSYCHIC STUFF.

THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF

TEMPTATIONS.

WE ARE HUMAN BEINGS.

THAT'S THE BIG THING.

AND GOD KNOWS THAT.

HE KNOWS OUR FRAME.

HE REMEMBERS THAT WE WERE

MADE OUT OF DUST.

HE KNOWS IT.

AND SO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

IS TO COME LIKE HEATHER DID

AND SAY, GOD, I'VE GOT TO

HAVE YOUR HELP.

NOW, THE APOSTLE PAUL SAID,

I DIE DAILY.

I DIE DAILY.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

IT MEANS EVERY DAY YOU DIE

OF YOURSELF.

IT MEANS YOU DIE OF THE

LUST.

YOU DIE OF THE WEAKNESSES.

YOU DIE OF THE FRAILTY.

AND YOU COME ALIVE IN GOD.

YOU COME ALIVE IN JESUS.

YOU DIED OF THE OLD MAN, AND

THE NEW MAN COMES ALIVE.

AND IT TAKES A WHILE.

IT TAKES A WHILE.

AND YOU HAVE TO LET THE OLD

MAN DIE.

NOW, SOMETHING LIKE

ALCOHOLISM, IT IS A CRAVING,

IT IS A PHYSICAL CRAVING,

AND THE SAME THING WITH

DRUGS AND THE SAME THING

WITH PORNOGRAPHY, AND ALL OF

THE REST OF THEM.

THEY ARE CRAVINGS THAT ARE

SET UP INSIDE OF OUR SINFUL

BEING THAT DESIRE THESE

THINGS TO FEED THE FLESH.

AND THAT HAS GOT TO DIE.

IT DOESN'T MEAN YOU COMMIT

SUICIDE, BUT IT MEANS THAT

YOU PUT TO DEATH THE OLD MAN

AND YOU ARE RAISED IN

NEWNESS OF LIFE IN THE NEW

MAN.

AND YOU SPEND TIME PRAISING

THE LORD.

YOU SPEND TIME PRAYING.

YOU SPEND TIME READING THE

BIBLE.

YOU SPEND TIME IN THE

COMPANY OF OTHER

CHRISTIANS.

AND YOU DON'T SPEND TIME IN

THE COMPANY OF THOSE WHO DO

THE THINGS THAT WOULD

DESTROY YOU.

YOU HAVE TO MAKE UP YOUR

MIND.

AND IT'S TOUGH.

FOR ALL OF US, WE HAVE TO

SAY I AM NO LONGER GOING TO

DO "X," WHATEVER IT IS.

I WAS GOING THAT WAY, AND

NOW I'M GOING TO TURN AND GO

THIS WAY.

AND YOU HAVE TO MAKE A

DECISION.

AND I MENTIONED BEFORE THAT

THE IDEA ABOUT A HABIT, IT

TAKES 21 DAYS TO FORM A NEW

HABIT.

YOU HAVE TO SAY, I'M NOT

GOING TO DO THIS, I'M NOT

GOING TO DO THAT, AND AFTER

21 DAYS YOU DON'T WANT THAT

ANYMORE.

WHETHER IT IS NARCOTICS,

WHETHER IT IS STIMULANTS,

TOBACCO, WHATEVER.

21 DAYS.

TODAY I WON'T DO IT.

I DIE DAILY, EVERY DAY.

SO THAT'S WHAT YOU NEED TO

DO.

SO RIGHT NOW PRAY WITH ME.

PRAY TO THE LORD, AND I WANT

TO PRAY FOR YOU.

AND LET'S LET THE LORD SET

YOU FREE IN THIS NEW YEAR.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO MAKE SOME

KIND OF A NEW YEAR'S

RESOLUTION.

YOU PROBABLY WON'T KEEP IT

ANYHOW.

BUT THIS DAY, I'M GOING TO

DIE TO SELF.

THIS DAY I'M GOING TO PUT TO

DEATH THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE

CAUSING ME TO SIN, THIS

DAY.

LORD, IN JESUS' NAME, FOR

THOSE IN THIS AUDIENCE WHO

ARE BOUND BY HABITS, WHETHER

IT IS ALCOHOL OR DRUGS OR

PORNOGRAPHY OR WHATEVER IT

IS, THIS DAY WE PUT TO DEATH

THOSE THINGS, AND WE COME

ALIVE IN JESUS CHRIST.

WELL, THANK YOU FOR JOINING

ME FOR THIS EDITION OF "THE

700 CLUB."

"MY GOOD WILL SUPPLY ALL OF

YOUR NEEDS ACCORDING TO HIS

RICHES IN GLORY, IN CHRIST

JESUS."

THANKS SO MUCH FOR BEING

WITH US.

FOR WENDY AND ALL OF US,

THIS IS PAT ROBERTSON, AND

WE WILL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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