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The 700 Club - Feb 5, 2014

Hollywood actor John Ratzenberger talks about the impact that his faith plays when it comes to his career in acting. Plus, chronic chest pains put limitations on how Chris lived her life, but in an instant, God restored her to health. Read Transcript


IT WAS BECOMING STRONGER,

THE INTENSITY WAS STRONGER.

CHEST PAINS FOR 10

YEARS.

ONE OF THESE EPISODES

COULD ACTUALLY CAUSE A

MASSIVE HEART ATTACK AND

COULD KILL ME.

FIND OUT WHAT SAVED HER

LIFE.

NO PAIN.

GONE.

COMPLETELY HEALED.

PLUS, YOU'VE SEEN HIM IN

CHEERS, AND HEARD HIM IN

EVERY PIXAR FILM.

WE'LL SIT DOWN WITH ACTOR

JOHN RATZENBERGER ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

Pat: WEL WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

IT SOUNDS LIKE A HORROR

MOVIE.

STEPHEN KING THE DIDN'T

WRITE THIS THING, DID HE?

THE WINTER THAT WOULDN'T

DIE.

ANOTHER STORM IS DELIVERING

A TRIPLE WHAMMY, SNOW, ICE,

AND RAIN.

Wendy: MORE THAN

100 MILLION AMERICANS IN TWO

DOZEN STATES ARE FACING

TREACHEROUS ROADS AND OTHER

DANGERS.

HEATHER CELLS HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: IT IS THE

SECOND WINTER STORM TO HIT

THIS WEEK, AND IN THE

MIDWEST, THAT MEANS AN ARMY

OF SNOWPLOWS WORKING AROUND

THE CLOCK.

WE TAKE THE SNOW FROM THE

LEFT SIDE AND PUSH IT ALL

THE WAY OVER TO THE RIGHT.

Reporter: KANSAS CITY

IS FACING THE BRUNT OF THE

STORM.

PEOPLE THERE ARE BRACING FOR

UP TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW.

THAT'S THE LARGEST

ACCUMULATION THERE IN 20

YEARS.

THIS SOUTHWEST JET LANDED

AND PROMPTLY GOT STUCK IN

THE SNOW, FORCING THE

AIRLINE TO BUS PASSENGERS TO

THE TERMINAL.

IN MANY OTHER AREAS, LIKE

IN INDIANA, ICE POSSESS A

HUGE THREAT.

WE HAD A SITUATION WHERE

PEOPLE THOUGHT BECAUSE THEY

WERE IN A FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE

VEHICLE, THEY WERE

INVINCIBLE.

Reporter: UP TO HALF AN

INCH OF ICE IS EXPECTED IN

NEW JERSEY, CONNECTICUT, AND

NEW YORK CITY.

ALL OF THAT ICE WEIGHING

DOWN POWER LINES IS A MAYOR

CONCERN.

THE MAYOR IS URGING PEOPLE

TO STAY INSIDE OR USE MASS

TRANSIT.

AND CITIES IN THE WEST AND

EAST ARE FACING PROBLEMS.

THE MIDWEST IS FACING A SALT

SHORTAGE.

IT IS VERY DIFFICULT

GETTING SALT RIGHT NOW.

JUST YESTERDAY, THE PRICE

DOUBLED.

Reporter: IN MANY AREAS

IN THE NORTHEAST, BUDGETS

FOR SNOW REMOVAL ARE ALREADY

WIPED OUT.

AND A THIRD STORM IS

EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND,

ALREADY PLACING A STRAIN ON

COMMUNITIES THAT ARE ALREADY

WINTER WEARY.

Pat: COME TO VIRGINIA

BEACH.

IT IS GOING TO BE A BALMY

87° DOWN HERE.

THE WINTER STORMS JUST WON'T

STOP, AND NEITHER WILL THE

BAD NEWS FROM WHAT IS KNOWN

AS OBAMACARE.

THEY CALL IT THE AFFORDABLE

CARE ACT.

WHAT A JOKE THAT IS.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM WASHINGTON.

Reporter: PAT, SEVERAL

MILLION AMERICANS WILL

EITHER JUST LEAVE THE WORK

FORCE OR CUT BACK ON THEIR

HOURS BECAUSE OF THE WAY THE

OBAMACARE LAW IS WRITTEN.

THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET

OFFICE SAYS THAT WILL MEAN

THE EQUIVALENT OF THE LOSS

OF 2.5 MILLION JOBS BY

2011.

REPUBLICANS SAY IT IS YET

ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF HOW

OBAMACARE IS BAD FOR THE JOB

MARKET AND THE ECONOMY.

THE BAD CONSEQUENCES ARE

WORSE THAN ANYBODY

ANTICIPATED.

THEY'RE MAKING A CHOICE

ABOUT THEIR OVERALL QUALITY

OF LIFE.

AND PERHAPS PURSUING

SOMETHING, EITHER A NEW

ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITY

OR A NEW JOB, AND THEY'RE

CHOOSING TO SPEND MORE TIME

WITH THEIR FAMILY.

Reporter: CONSERVATIVES

SAY THE WHITE HOUSE IS

SIMPLY TRYING TO PUT A

POSITIVE SPIN ON A BAD

REPORT.

THE DIRECTOR OF THE C.B.E.

TESTIFIES ON CAPITOL HILL

TODAY.

NO DOUBT HE WILL BE GRILLED

ON THAT REPORT.

Pat: I REMEMBER YEARS

AGO, THE SENATOR FROM TEXAS

SAID ONE DAY THEY'RE GOING

TO BE HUNTING THESE PEOPLE

WITH DOGS.

THAT PROBABLY IS GOING TO BE

HAPPENING.

THE OUTRAGE IN THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE WILL REACH CRESHENDO

FORCES.

CAN THE IMAGINE THE CHUTZPAH

OF A GUY STANDING BEFORE A

CAMERA AND SAYING THESE

PEOPLE HAVE BEEN LAID OFF SO

THEY CAN SPEND MORE TIME

WITH THEIR CHILDREN.

GIVE ME A BREAK.

JOHN?

Reporter: PAT, A

POPULAR TV SCIENCE EDUCATOR

AND A LEADING ADVOCATE FOR

CREATIONISM SQUARED OFF FOR

A BIG DEBATE.

A MUSEUM IN KENTUCKY HOSTED

THE SPIRITED DISCUSSION

BETWEEN MUSEUM DIRECTOR BILL

HAM, AND BILL NIGHY, THE

SCIENCE GUY.

HAM SAYS THE BIBLE TELLS THE

BEGINNING OF THE UNIVERSE

AND THE CREATION OF HUMANS.

NYE SAYS A BIG BANG CREATED

THE EARTH YEARS AGO.

IT ATTRACTED ATTENTION FROM

IN BOTH THE SCIENCE AND

FAITH CIRCLES.

WE ARE STANDING ON

MILLIONS OF LAYERS OF

ANCIENT LIFE.

HOW COULD THOSE ANIMALS HAVE

LIVED THEIR ENTIRE LIFE AND

FORMED THESE LAYERS IN JUST

4,000 YEARS?

THERE ISN'T ENOUGH TIME.

SINCE MR. HAM SHOWS THIS

LIMESTONE WE'RE STANDING ON

TO COME INTO EXISTENCE.

WE ALSO TEACH PEOPLE THE

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BELIEFS

AND WHAT ONE CAN ACTUALLY

OBSERVE AND EXPERIMENT WITH

IN THE PRESENT.

I BELIEVE WE'RE TEACHING

PEOPLE TO THINK CRITICALLY

AND TO THINK IN THE RIGHT

TERMS ABOUT SCIENCE.

Reporter: THE CREATION

MUSEUM SENT VISITORS FROM 29

STATES, WHO BOUGHT SEATS FOR

THE DEBATE.

PAT?

Pat: I DON'T WANT TO

DOWNGRADE ANY OF MY

RELIGIOUS BRETHREN, BUT

LET'S FACE IT, THERE WAS A

BISHOP IN THE MIDDLE AGES,

1800 OR SOMETHING, WHO ADDED

UP THE DATES LISTED IN

GENESIS, AND HE CAME UP WITH

THE WORLD THA WORLD HAD

BEEN AROUND FOR 6,000

YEARS.

AIN'T NO WAY.

ANYBODY IN THE OIL BUSINESS

KNOWS HE IS DRILLING DOWN.

YOU DRILL DOWN TWO MILES,

THREE MILES, FOUR MILES ON

THE GROUND.

YOU'RE COMING INTO ALL OF

THESE LAYERS THAT HAVE BEEN

LAID DOWN BY THE DINOSAURS.

AND WE HAVE SKELETONS OF

DINOSAURS THAT GO BACK ABOUT

65 MILLION YEARS.

AND TO SAY THAT IT ALL CAME

ABOUT IN 6,000 YEARS IS JUST

NONSENSE.

I THINK IT IS TIME WE COME

OFF OF THAT STUFF AND SAY

THIS ISN'T POSSIBLE.

BUT, I MEAN, SO THERE WAS A

BIG BANG.

SO THAT DOESN'T MEAN IT CAME

SPONTANEOUSLY.

NOBODY KNOWS WHAT CAUSED THE

BIG BANG, BUT I SAY GOD DO

IT.

GOD IS IN CHARGE OF ALL OF

THIS.

GOD IS IN CONTROL.

AND HE IS THE AUTHOR OF ALL

LIFE.

BUT WE'VE GOT TO BE

REALISTIC, THAT THE DATING

OF BISHOP USHER JUST DOESN'T

COMPORT WITH ANYTHING THAT

IS FOUND IN SCIENCE.

YOU CAN'T JUST TOTALLY DENY

THE GEOLOGICAL FORMATIONS

THAT ARE OUT THERE, THE ROCK

FORMATIONS AND ALL OF THE

THINGS THAT GO ALL OVER THE

WORLD.

ESPECIALLY THE BONES.

AND WE HAVE FOUND A TER

TERASAURUS REX OUT THERE, A

FULL SKELETON, AND THAT BABY

WAS LAID DOWN BY 65 MILLION

YEARS AGO.

LET'S BE REAL.

LET'S NOT MAKE A JOKE OF

OURSELVES.

BUT I DON'T BELIEVE IN

SO-CALLED EVOLUTION AS IT IS

CURRENTLY PRESENTED AS NON

THEISTIC.

I BELIEVE THAT GOD STARTED

IT ALL.

THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE

EVOLUTION UNDER HIS CONTROL,

THAT DOESN'T HURT MY FAITH

AT ALL.

BUT THIS THING, WE CAN'T BE

PLAYING THIS USHER -- BISHOP

USHER, GOD BLESS HIM, REST

HIS SOUL IN PEACE, BUT HE

WAS JUST OFF.

Reporter: THE LEGAL

BATTLE OVER SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE IS HEATING UP IN

VIRGINIA.

A FEDERAL JUDGE IN NORFOLK

HEARD ARGUMENTS ON WHETHER

THE STATE'S VOTER AB

APPROVED BAND IS

CONSTITUTIONAL.

MARK MARTIN BRINGS US THIS

REPORT FROM THE COURTHOUSE.

Reporter: DOZENS OF

PROTESTORS STOOD OUTSIDE THE

COURTHOUSE IN NORFOLK,

VIRGINIA.

HOLDING SIGNS IN SUPPORT OF

MARRIAGE BETWEEN ONE MAN AND

ONE WOMEN, AND IN PROTEST OF

THE DECISION BY MARK HERRING

TO NOT DEFEND THE STATE'S

BAN ON GAY MARRIAGE.

IN 2006, 57% OF VIRGINIA

VOTERS APPROVED AN AMENDMENT

TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION

THAT BANS SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE.

HOWEVER, IN COURT, ATTORNEYS

FOR THE PLAINTIFFS ARGUED

THAT SOMETIMES VOTERS AND

LAWMAKERS GET IT WRONG.

AND THAT'S WHY A JUDGE IS IN

PLACE, TO REMEDY THAT.

AN ARGUMENT THESE GAY RIGHTS

ADVOCATES SUPPORT.

I WOULD APPLAUD

ATTORNEY-GENERAL HERRING'S

DECISION TO STAND FIRM.

Reporter:

ATTORNEY-GENERAL HERRING HAS

DECIDED NOT ONLY TO NOT

DEFEND THE VOTER APPROVED

BAN, BUT TO JOIN THE SIDE OF

THE PLAINTIFFS.

GAY COUPLES WHO SUED TO

OVERTURN THE LAW, SAYING IT

IS NOT CONSTITUTIONAL.

I BELIEVE THE FREEDOM TO

MARRY IS A FUNDAMENTAL

RIGHT.

AND I INTEND TO ENSURE THAT

VIRGINIA IS ON THE RIGHT

SIDE OF HISTORY AND ON THE

RIGHT SIDE OF THE LAW.

IT'S SAD THAT WE HAVE AN

ATTORNEY-GENERAL WHO HAS

TOLD CHRISTIAN AND OTHER

BELIEVERS IN TRADITIONAL

MARRIAGE THAT WE'RE ON THE

WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY, THAT

SOMEHOW WE'RE HATEFUL OF

OTHERS, THAT WE WANT TO

DESTROY THE RIGHTS OF

OTHERS.

NO.

WE LOVE GOD, WE LOVE PEOPLE,

BUT WE BELIEVE THERE IS

RIGHT AND WRONG.

Reporter: AND SOME

ARGUE THAT HERRING DOESN'T

HAVE THE RIGHT AS THE STATE

ATTORNEY-GENERAL TO DECIDE

WHICH LAWS HE WILL OR WON'T

SUPPORT.

YOU LOOK AT THESHIF THE

HIGHEST LAW ENFORCEMENT

OFFICER IN THIS STATE AND

HIS DE DERELICTION OF

DUTY.

IF HE TOOK AN OATH AND HE

HAD DIFFERENT PARTS HE WANTS

TO CHANGE, HE SHOULD HAVE

FOUND A DIFFERENT LINE OF

WORK.

Reporter: GILBERT IS

THE CO-AUTHOR OF A MEASURE

THAT PASSED THE VIRGINIA

HOUSE MONDAY.

IT ALLOWS STATE LAWMAKERS TO

DEFEND THE STATE LAW IN

COURT IF THE GOVERNOR AND

ATTORNEY-GENERAL REFUSE TO

DO SO.

THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL

DOESN'T HAVE THE AUTHORITY

TO UNILATERALLY MAKE THAT

DECISION FOR THE PEOPLE.

HE SHOULD NOT BE USING

TAXPAYER RESOURCES TO FIGHT

TO OVERTURN A CONSTITUTIONAL

PROVISION THAT THE VOTERS

ADOPTED BY AN OVERWHELMING

MAJORITY.

MARK HERRING'S DECISION SETS

A DANGEROUS PRECEDENT FOR

THE RULE OF LAW.

Reporter: JOHN SUTHERS

WROTE IN THE "WASHINGTON

POST" THAT HIS COLLEAGUES

SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO DECIDE

WHAT LAWS THEY WILL OR WON'T

SUPPORT.

HE SAYS HAD UNDERMINES THE

AMERICAN SYSTEM OF CHECKS

AND BALANCES.

HE WROTE, "I PERSONALLY

OPPOSE A NUMBER OF LAWS, AND

A FEW ARE CONTRARY TO MY

RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, BUT AS MY

STATE'S ATTORNEY-GENERAL, I

HAVE DEFENDED THEM ALL AND

WILL CONTINUE TO."

IN VIRGINIA, ALLIANCE

DEFENDING FREEDOM IS NOW

HELPING TO DEFEND

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE.

WE'RE HOPING THAT THE

LAWS THAT HAVE BEEN ENACTED

BY VIRGINIANS SINCE THE

1600s, THE MARRIAGE OF ONE

MAN AND ONE WOMAN, WILL

PREVAIL.

Reporter: MARK MARTIN,

CBN NEWS, NORFOLK,

VIRGINIA.

PAT, IS IT SAFE TO ASSUME

NO MATTER WHAT THE JUDGE

RULES, IT IS GOING TO BE

CHALLENGED BY ONE SIDE OR

THE OTHER?

Pat: ABSOLUTELY.

THIS HERRING -- THAT'S WHAT

HAPPENS IN AN ELECTION.

I DON'T KNOW WHERE HE COMES

FROM, BUT HE DOESN'T

REPRESENT VIRGINIA.

I DON'T THINK THE VIEWS HE

EXPRESSES COME CLOSE TO THE

MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE IN

VIRGINIA.

I THINK THE NEXT ELECTION

COMING AROUND, THERE WILL BE

A MAJOR OVERTHROW.

THERE WAS A SEAT CHANGE IN

THIS LAST ELECTION BECAUSE

OF A NUMBER OF FACTORS.

AND FOR MARK HERRING TO PICK

THIS THING UP AS HIS FIRST

OFFICIAL ACT, I THINK WAS A

MISTAKE.

BUT WE'VE GOT THE PRESIDENT

WHO IS DOING IT ALL OF THE

TIME.

IN THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT,

HE DECIDED HE WAS GOING TO

EXTEND CERTAIN MANDATES, AND

HE WAS GOING TO EXTEND THE

PROVISIONS TO INDIVIDUALS

FOR A YEAR.

HE WAS GOING DO THIS AND

THAT AND THE OTHER.

THE CONGRESS WAS CLEAR ON

WHAT THEY WANTED.

THEY WROTE THE BILL, AND HE

SHOULD HAVE FOLLOWED IT.

HIS JOB IS TO FAITHFULLY

CARRY OUT THE LAWS OF THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

BUT HE DOESN'T DO IT, NOR

DOES HIS ATTORNEY-GENERAL.

IT IS A LAWLESS SITUATION

WHERE THE ELECTED OFFICIALS

CAN PICK AND CHOOSE WHICH

LAWS THEY WILL DEFEND, WHICH

LAWS THEY OPPOSE, WHICH PART

OF THE CONSTITUTION IS

RELEVANT AND WHICH ISN'T.

THAT'S NOT THEIR JOB.

AND THEY SWEAR AN OATH TO

DEFEND AND UP HOLD THE

CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED

STATES.

BUT THEY'RE NOT DOING IT.

AND THE PRESIDENT IS AN

EGREGIOUS BREAKER OF THOSE

PARTICULAR STANDARDS.

YOU WERE A

DEMOCRATIC-ELECTED OFFICIAL

IN VIRGINIA WHO SAYS, OKAY,

MY LEADER IN WASHINGTON DOES

IT, SO I CAN DO IT, TOO.

JOHN?

Reporter: THE F.B.I.

RESCUED 16 CHILDREN WHO WERE

SOLD FOR SEX DURING THE

SUPER BOWL.

AUTHORITIES FOUND THE KIDS,

AGES 13 TO 17 IN NEWARK, NEW

JERSEY, NEW YORK CITY, AND

NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT.

IT ALSO ARRESTED 45 PIMPS

AND SEIZED A NUMBER OF

GUNS.

THE F.B.I. SAYS THE SUPER

BOWL AND OTHER LARGE

SUPPORTING EVENTS PROVIDE

BIG OPPORTUNITIES FOR

TRAFFICKERS LOOKING TO SELL

KIDS.

THEY PARTNERED WITH 50

AGENCIES TO FORM THE SUPER

BOWL SEX TRAFFICKING

TASKFORCE.

THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE IS

HITTING THE AUTOMOBILE

INDUSTRY IN THE FORM OF CARS

THAT CAN TALK TO EACH

OTHER.

IT MAY SOUND FAR-FETCHED,

BUT IT IS A SAFETY FEATURE

THE U.S. GOVERNMENT WILL

SOON REQUIRE FROM

AUTOMAKERS.

Reporter: MORE THAN

30,000 PEOPLE DIE EVERY YEAR

ON U.S. HIGHWAYS.

BUT NEW TECHNOLOGY COULD

MAKE THE NATION'S ROADS MUCH

SAFER.

EARLY STUDIES INDICATE

THAT THIS HAS THE POTENTIAL

TO HELP DRIVERS AVOID 70% TO

80% OF VEHICLE CRASHES

INVOLVING UNIMPAIRED

DRIVERS.

Reporter: V TO V STANDS

FOR VEHICLE TO VEHICLE

TRANSFER.

IT ALLOWS THEM TO TRANSMIT

INFORMATION.

WHEN IT SENSES THAT THE CAR

IS GETTING TOO CLOSE, IT

ALERTS THE DRIVER OF A

POSSIBLE COLLISION.

IN ATLANTA, AT&T OPENED ITS

FIRST DRIVE STUDIO, TESTING

THE CONCEPT.

WITH VEHICLE TO VEHICLE

COMMUNICATIONS AND SPEECH

ENABLEMENT, A LOT OF THOSE

WORRIES, A LOT OF THOSE

RISKS AND DISTRACTIONS WILL

BE MINIMIZED.

Reporter: A GOVERNMENT

REPORT ON THE COSTS AND

BENEFITS OF THESE CONNECTED

CARS IS DUE OUT THIS MONTH.

BUT REQUIRING AUTOMAKERS TO

INSTALL IT IN THEIR CARS IS

STILL YEARS AWAY.

REGARDLESS, OFFICIALS CALL

THE NEW TECHNOLOGY A

GAME-CHANGER.

WHEN THESE TECHNOLOGIES

ARE ADOPTED ACROSS THE

FLEET, THE RESULTS COULD BE

NOTHING SHORT OF

REVOLUTIONARY FOR ROADWAY

SAFETY.

AND WHEN TIED TO VEHICLE

INFRASTRUCTURE TECHNOLOGIES,

THEY'LL BE ABLE TO SAVE FUEL

AND INCREASE MOBILITY, TOO.

Reporter: CAITLIN

BURKE, CBN NEWS.

Reporter: WELL,

YESTERDAY WE TOLD YOU

STUDIES SHOW TOO MUCH SUGAR

IS BAD FOR YOUR HEART.

NOW ANOTHER ONE SHOWS THAT

THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET IS

GOOD FOR YOUR HEART.

THE DIET IS RICH IN FISH,

NUTS, VEGETABLES AND OTHER

FRUIT.

MANY OTHER STUDIES HAVE

SHOWN THAT THE MEDITERRANEAN

DIET IS GOOD FOR YOUR

OVERALL HEALTH.

PAT, PLEASE TELL ME YOU HAVE

ANOTHER DEMONSTRATION IN

STORE FOR US TODAY.

Pat: I'M AFRAID NOT.

BUT I'LL BRING YOU SOME

SALMON TO SHOW.

BUT I THINK THE

DEMONSTRATION YESTERDAY WAS

GOOD BECAUSE EVERYBODY GOT

AN IDEA OF HOW MUCH SUGAR

THEY'RE INGESTING.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE

BIGGEST HEALTH PROBLEM WE

HAVE IN THIS NATION IS

IMFLAMMATION.

IMFLAMMATION CAUSES

DIABETES, HEART CONDITIONS,

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, AND

NUMEROUS OTHER DISEASES,

PROBABLY INCLUDING

ALZHEIMER'S.

THE GOOD DOCTOR WHO CAME UP

WITH THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET

HAS BEEN ON THIS SHOW A

COUPLE OF TIMES.

HE IS A VERY ARTICULATE

GENTLEMAN.

AND THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET

WORKS.

IT WORKS.

OLIVE OIL.

OLIVE OIL.

AND VEGETABLES, FRESH

VEGETABLES, AND FRUITS AND

NUTS AND BERRIES.

MICRONUTRIENTS.

THEY WORK, AND PROCESSED

FOOD DOESN'T DO IT.

AND WHAT YOU GET AT THE FAST

FOOD RESTAURANTS DON'T DO

IT.

WELL, THERE IS A COMPANY

CALLED WENDY'S, BUT THIS

DOES NOT PERTAIN TO THE

LOVELY CO-HOST AS WE HAVE

WITH US NOW.

YOU MIGHT HAVE SEEN WENDY ON

THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL

YESTERDAY.

SHE WAS ON A PANEL

DISCUSSION ON THE REAL STORY

WITH GRETCHEN CARLSON,

TALKING ABOUT THE

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND

ECONOMIC PROSPERITY.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE THINGS

SHE SAID.

I THINK IT IS THE LAW OF

REAPING AND SOWING.

WHEN YOU SOW RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM, YOU'RE GOING TO

REAP A BETTER ECONOMY.

THE BIBLE SAYS, WHERE THE

SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS THERE

IS FREEDOM.

PEOPLE LOVE BEING FREE.

THAT MAKES THEM HAPPIER,

BETTER WORKERS, AND MORE

PRODUCTIVE.

Pat: WOW!

THAT'S GOOD STUFF.

Wendy: IT WAS SO MUCH

FUN.

I WAS SITTING IN THE MIDDLE

BETWEEN RABBI SMULLY, WHO IS

A GOOD FRIEND OF YOURS, AND

HE SAYS HELLO, AND AN

ATHEIST.

AND THEY WERE KIND OF

FIGHTING EACH OTHER.

AND I WAS JUST, YOU KNOW,

KIND OF THERE.

THERE THEY ARE RIGHT THERE.

THAT WAS THE FACE PANEL.

Pat: SMULLY IS AN

EXTRAORDINARY GUY.

HE HAS COME OUT WITH SOME

WEIRD STUFF ON HOMOSEXUALITY

THAT ISN'T BIBLICAL.

HE CLAIMS IT IS.

BUT HE WANTED ME TO WRITE A

BOOK.

HE GOT ME GOING ON A BOOK

AND IT CAME OUT TO BE "THE

GREATEST VIRTUAL," WHICH IS

A PRETTY GOOD BOOK.

BUT HIS SERIES NEVER GOT

UP.

Wendy: WE DIDN'T GET TO

SEE GRETCHEN.

SHE IS WONDERFUL.

SHE BECAUSE HERE AT REGENT

UNIVERSITY, SPEAKING JUST A

FEW MONTHS AGO.

WE'RE A FAN OF HERS.

Pat: SHE'S A DOLL.

ANYHOW, YOU'VE GOT AN

EXCITING INTERVIEW.

CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS GUY'S

VOICE HAS BEEN ON EVERY

SINGLE PIXAR MOVIE.

THE ONLY ACTOR WHO HAS EVER

DONE THAT.

Wendy: THAT'S RIGHT.

HE HAS BEEN IN EVERY PIXAR

MOVIE, BUT YOU MIGHT KNOW

HIM BEST AS CLIFF, THE

POSTMAN FROM "CHEERS."

COMEDIAN JOHN RATZENBERGER

JOINS US.

BUT FIRST WE'LL TAKE YOU TO

A HOSTILE MISSION FIELD

RIGHT HERE IN AN AMERICAN

CITY, AND SHOW YOU HOW THIS

CITY IS TURNING AROUND.

Pat: LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, WE'VE HAD VERY

INTERESTING ROOTS.

THE FOUNDATION OF OUR

CHRISTIAN FAITH IN AMERICA

WAS IN NEW ENGLAND.

THE GREAT NEW ENGLAND

DIVIDE.

JONATHAN EDWARDS, PEOPLE

LIKE THAT, WHO WERE VERY

RIGHTEOUS AND LAID THE

FOUNDATION OF MUCH OF THE

LAWS AND CUSTOMS WE HAVE IN

THIS COUNTRY.

SO THIS WAS PROBABLY THE

MOST RELIGIOUS PART OF OUR

NATION.

WELL, RIGHT NOW, YOU GO TO

NEW ENGLAND AND YOU MIGHT

THINK YOU'RE IN A FOREIGN

COUNTRY, IN A PLACE WHERE

ONLY 3% OF THE POPULATION

KNOW JESUS AS THEIR PERSONAL

SAVIOR.

THINK AGAIN.

IT IS BOSTON, WHERE SO MANY

PEOPLE ARE STRANGERS TO

CHRISTIANITY.

IN FACT, THE ENTIRE NEW

ENGLAND AREA IS THE LEAST

EVANGELIZED PART OF THIS

GREAT NATION.

AS PAUL STRAND REPORTS, ALL

THAT SEEMS TO BE CHANGING,

THANKS TO A NEW BREED OF

CHRISTIAN.

Reporter: CHRISTIANS

FROM THE SOUTH AND OTHER

AREAS HAVE POURED INTO

BOSTON FOR DECADES, TRYING

TO MAKE CHRISTIANITY POPULAR

AGAIN.

IT IS NOT EASY WITH ONLY 11%

EVANGELICAL, AS COMPARED TO

MORE THAN 50% IN THE SOUTH.

BOSTON-BASED PASTOR JOE SUZA

TRAVELLED THE COUNTRY,

URGING CHRISTIANS TO HELP

TURN THAT FAITHFULNESS

AROUND.

HE SAYS IT IS A DESPERATE

NEED BECAUSE ONLY 3% OF

PEOPLE IN THE GREATER BOSTON

AREA KNOW JESUS AS THEIR

PERSONAL SAVIOR.

BUT BOSTONIANS DON'T ALWAYS

TRUST OUTSIDERS.

ONE OF THE GUYS WE WERE

TRYING TO RENT A HOME FROM,

AND HE SAID, WHAT ARE YOU

COMING OUT HERE TO DO?

AND SHE SAID, WE'RE COMING

OUT TO START A CHURCH.

AND HE SAID, WHY, DO YOU

THINK WE'RE HEATHEN?

Reporter: THEY THINK IT

IS A FLY BY NIGHT THAT WILL

BE GONE SOON.

SO FEW BOSTONIANS ATTENDED

THESE CHURCHES AND THEY

CLOSED BY THE HUNDREDS.

WE WERE HAVING AN 87%

FAILURE RATE.

Reporter: BUT NOW THERE

IS A NEW GENERATION.

AND THEY BRING AN ATTITUDE

TO GO ALL IN AND BECOME GOOD

NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS.

MINISTRIES HAPPEN AT A

DUNKIN' DONUTS AND A

STARBUCKS AS YOU'RE ABLE TO

BE REAL WITH PEOPLE.

Reporter: BO RUNS THE

CHURCH WITH SUZA, WITH A

HIGH-TECH WAY TO REACH THE

LOST AND CONNECT WITH EACH

OTHER.

CHRISTIANS COMING HERE MUST

SPEAK BY SERVING, NOT

PREACHING.

SO THEY VOLUNTEER A LOT.

AS A HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

COACH OR A BASKETBALL COACH

BECAUSE GETTING INTO THE

NEIGHBORHOOD AND INTO THE

COMMUNITY IS THE ONLY WAY

YOU'RE GOING TO EARN THE

RIGHT TO SPEAK CHRIST INTO

SOMEBODY'S LIFE UP HERE.

Reporter: A TOP

EXAMPLE, THE TUNINGS

TRANSPLANTED FROM NORTH

CAROLINA JUST THREE YEARS

AGO.

THEY DECIDED NOT TO THINK OF

THEMSELVES AS SHORT-TERM

MISSIONARIES.

MY APPROACH FROM THE

BEGINNING WAS TO SAY I'M

PLANTING MY LIFE IN BEVERLY,

MASSACHUSETTS.

Reporter: THEY

CONCENTRATED ON PEOPLE, NOT

CHURCH BUILDINGS.

BECAUSE I DON'T

NECESSARILY LOOK AT MY

RELATIONSHIP WITH THESE

PEOPLE AS SOMEBODY WHO IS

TRYING TO MINISTER TO THEM

ALL OF THE TIME, RATHER, I'M

JUST A NEIGHBOR WHO LOVES

JESUS, WE'VE HAD THE

OPPORTUNITY -- I'VE PROBABLY

BAPTIZED FOUR OR FIVE OF MY

NEIGHBORS.

Reporter: IT LED TO

TREMENDOUS RESULTS, WITH AS

MANY AS 700 PEOPLE ATTENDING

THE CHURCH.

MEMBERS APPRECIATE MATT AND

BETH'S DECISION TO MAKE THIS

THEIR HOME.

A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE SAID

TO US, WELL, WHEN ARE YOU

LEAVING?

AND WE'RE, LIKE, WE'RE NOT

LEAVING.

THEY'RE SHOCKED BY THAT,

THAT WE'RE HERE.

YEAH.

THIS IS HIS HOME NOW, AND

HE LOVES THESE PEOPLE.

THAT'S IMPORTANT TO THE

PEOPLE WHO ARE HERE.

IT IS NOT SOMETHING WHERE

HE HAS A HOME BASE OR

HEADQUARTERS HE IS GOING TO

GO BACK TO.

IT IS COOL, BECAUSE HE LIVES

IN THE COMMUNITY.

HE IS NOT HERE AS SORT OF

LIKE DELIVERING SOMETHING

YOU NEED AND THEN I'M TAKING

OFF.

Reporter: THREE NEW

NEIGHBORS IN THE TRIPLEX

RECENTLY ATTENDED THEIR

CHURCH WITHOUT EVEN BEING

INVITED.

WE HAVE LOVED THEM AND

INTERACTED WITH THEM IN SUCH

A WAY THAT IT MAKES

CHRISTIANITY LOOK

APPEALING.

Reporter: THIS KIND OF

ALL FOR YOUR COMMUNITY AND

ALL FOR YOUR NEIGHBOR HAS

COMPLETELY TURNED AROUND

THAT BISMAL 87% FAILURE

RATE.

FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS,

WE HAVE CLOSE TO 100%

SUCCESS RATE.

Reporter: YET ALL OF

THESE CHURCH PLANNERS AGREE,

MORE SOWERS ARE NEEDED.

MORE PEOPLE WHO

PASSIONATELY LOVE JESUS

SHOULD COME TO BOSTON.

Reporter: HE NEEDS

PEOPLE TO COME TO SUCH

PLACES, THROUGH THEIR LOVE,

PROVE THAT HE IS REAL, AND

BRING HIS PRESENCE.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS,

REPORTING FROM BOSTON.

Pat: THANKS, PAUL.

WE HAVE TO SAY IN ALL

HONESTY, THE PARK STREET

CHURCH THAT THE DOCTOR -- HE

WAIS A POWERHOUSE.

MY SON, TIM, GRADUATED FROM

SEMINARY UP THERE.

IT IS NOT IN BOSTON, BUT IT

IS ON THE BEVERLY FARM SOME

PLACE.

Wendy: THERE ARE SOME

BEAUTIFUL CHURCHES UP

THERE.

Pat: AND WE HAD CHANNEL

25 IN BOSTON.

IT WAS SUCCESSFUL.

IT IS NOW A FOX AFFILIATE,

AND A PRIMARY FOX STATION UP

THERE.

IT USED TO BE OUR CBN

STATION.

BUT, ANYHOW, I OPENED UP THE

FULL GOSPEL BUSINESSMAN WITH

A FRIEND NAMED ERNIE

TAVILLELO.

HE WAS A GOOD FRIEND, AND HE

ASKED ME TO COME UP.

AND I WAS THEIR FIRST

SPEAKER, AT THEIR FIRST

MEETING, AND THERE WAS A

CROWD OF PEOPLE.

AND SOMETHING ELSE YOU'VE

GOT TO SAY ABOUT BOSTON,

THEY'VE GOT INCREDIBLE

CHOWDER AND WONDERFUL FOOD.

Wendy: GREAT BEANS,

GREAT FISH.

Pat: THE CHOWDER AND

THE SCROD.

Wendy: YOU MAKE ME

HUNGRY.

UP NEXT, HIS LATEST MOVIE

WAS NOMINATED FOR 10 EMMY

AWARDS.

JOHN RATZENBERGER TALKS

ABOUT HIS FAITH, HIS CAREER,

AND WHY HE SUPPORTS WHAT'S

MADE IN AMERICA, RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

*

Wendy: THE PIGGYBANK

FROM TOY STORY, T.T.FLEE

FROM A BUG'S LIFE, THESE ARE

JUST A FEW OF THE LOVABLE

CHARACTERS CREATED BY THE

ACTOR WHO IS BEST KNOWN AS

CLIFF, THE MAILMAN, FROM

"CHEERS."

Reporter: EMMY

NOMINATED ACTOR JOHN

RATZENBERGER HAS PERFORMED

ON STAGE, FILM, AND

TELEVISION.

HE HAS ALSO WORKED BEHIND

THE SCENES AS A PRODUCER AND

DIRECTOR.

AND FOR 20 YEARS, HE HAS

ENTERTAINED AUDIENCES IN THE

PIXAR FILMS.

MOST RECENTLY, ?IEF,

"MONSTERS UNIVERSITY."

I'LL HAVE YOU KNOW

TAMPERING WITH THE MAIL IS A

CRIME PUNISHABLE.

Reporter: AND HE HAS

HIS OWN TV SHOW, "JOHJOHN

RATZENBERGER'S AMERICAN

MADE."

Wendy: AND PLEASE

WELCOME TO "THE 700 CLUB"

FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME,

JOHN RATZENBERGER.

THANK YOU.

Wendy: YOU'RE A LEGEND

FROM "CHEERS."

THAT WAS 11 YEARS I GOT

PAID TO SIT AT A BAR AND

CRACK JOKES.

Wendy: MOST PEOPLE KNOW

YOU FROM THAT CHARACTER ON

"CHEERS," BUT MOST PEOPLE

DON'T KNOW HOW YOU GOT THAT

ROLE.

I WENT IN SIMPLY AS AN

AUDITION, AND I MADE UP THE

CHARACTER DURING THE

AUDITION.

Wendy: SERIOUSLY?

AND THEY LIKED IT?

YEAH, AND THEY WENT FOR

IT.

EXCUSE ME.

AND SO THEY SAID, WE'D LIKE

TO TRY THAT CHARACTER OUT

FOR A FEW EPISODES.

Wendy: OKAY.

YOU'RE THE ONLY ACTOR TO

HAVE EVER BEEN IN EVERY

PIXAR FILM.

CORRECT.

Wendy: WHO IS YOUR

FAVORITE CHARACTER?

HAMMY AND T.T.FLEE IS A

CLOSE SECOND.

AND THE YETTY IS ALWAYS

FUN.

ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT MY

CHARACTERS OR ANYONE'S?

Wendy: YOUR

CHARACTERS.

YEAH, THAT WOULD BE IT.

Wendy: AND SOMETHING

ELSE PEOPLE MAY NOT KNOW

ABOUT YOU, JOHN, YOUR FAITH

IS A KEY PART OF EVERYTHING

YOU DO.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAITH AND

WHY THAT IS IMPORTANT TO

YOU.

MY FAITH COMES FROM THE

HISTORICAL ASPECT OF IT

BECAUSE I TRAVELLED QUITE

EXTENSIVELY AS A YOUNG MAN.

I WAS 19, 20, AND I WENT TO

EUROPE AND I LIVED THERE 10

YEARS, AND I TRAVELLED ALL

OVER THE WORLD.

AND I REALIZED, FIRST OF

ALL, HOW MUCH I LOVED

AMERICA.

AND THEN I REALIZED THAT

AMERICA IS AMERICA BECAUSE

OF ITS ETHIC.

AND THE ETHIC IS THE JUDEO

CHRISTIAN ETHIC.

AND BECAUSE OF THAT FAITH,

BECAUSE OF THAT ETHIC, IT'S

THE ONLY PHILOSOPHY OF LET'S

TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER.

I'LL TAKE CARE OF YOU, YOU

TAKE CARE OF ME.

LET'S MAKE SURE EVERYTHING

IS DONE IN THE RIGHT WAY.

AND THE STANDARD IS ALWAYS

VERY HIGH.

THIS IS OUR STANDARD, AND

YOUR JOB IS TO MEET THAT

STANDARD.

WE DON'T TRADITIONALLY LOWER

THE STANDARD TO MEET YOU.

Wendy: 10 YEARS IN

EUROPE.

WERE YOU, LIKE,

BACKPACKING?

WERE YOU WORKING OVER

THERE?

I WAS A CARPENTER.

I WAS A CARPENTER.

I WAS A HOUSE FRAMER.

I WENT TO VISIT A FRIEND.

I WAS JUST GOING TO BE THERE

FOR TWO WEEKS, AND I ENDED

UP STAYING 10 YEARS.

Wendy: HOW OLD WERE YOU

WHEN YOU GOT INTO ACTING?

EARLY 20s, 21, 22, BUT

I WAS STILL DOING CARPENTRY,

SWINGING A HAMMER AND

POUNDING SOME NAILS.

IT WAS OVER THERE THAT I

REALIZED THAT THE WORLD IS

RELATIVELY AT PEACE BECAUSE

OF AMERICA'S STRENGTH.

AND THAT'S WHERE I STRENGTH

COMES FROM, IT'S OUR FAITH.

Wendy: LET'S TALK ABOUT

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN

HOLLYWOOD RIGHT NOW.

IT SEEMS THAT THEY ARE

DISCOVERING A MARKET THAT

HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE, AND

THAT IS FAITH-BASED FILMS.

ARE YOU SEEING THAT AS

WELL?

RIGHT.

WHEN YOU THINK OF IT,

EVERYTHING BEFORE THE '60s

WAS A FAITH-BASED FILM.

BECAUSE THERE WAS NO

QUESTION OF GOOD OR EVIL.

THIS IS GOOD AND THIS IS

EVIL.

AND THEN IN THE '60s --

AND I FEEL RESPONSIBLE FOR

IT BECAUSE I WAS A

CARPENTER, AND I HELPED

BUILD THE STAGE AT

WOODSTOCK.

AND IF I HADN'T DONE SO

WELL, MAYBE IT WOULD HAVE

COLLAPSED AND WE WOULDN'T

HAVE HAD THIS PROBLEM.

BUT SINCE THE '60s, THERE

IS THE CONFUSION OF WHO DO

WE ROOT FOR.

THESE ARE BAD PEOPLE, BUT

THEY HAVE A PUPPY.

AND I AM NOT SURE -- AND SO

CHILDREN GROWING UP, IT'S

CONFUSING.

IT REALLY IS CONFUSING.

THE GODFATHER IS A PERFECT

EXAMPLE.

GREAT FILM.

THE WRITING, THE LIGHT, THE

EDITING, THE ACTING,

UNBELIEVABLE, BUT THESE ARE

BAD GUYS.

Wendy: PEOPLE DON'T

KNOW THIS ABOUT YOU, THAT

YOU ARE SO PASSIONATE ABOUT

AMERICA, AS YOU SAID, AND

ABOUT AMERICAN-MADE

PRODUCTS.

RIGHT.

Wendy: WHY ARE YOU

PASSIONATE ABOUT THAT?

THAT IS THE STRENGTH OF

AMERICA.

MANUFACTURING IS TO AMERICA

WHAT SPINACH IS TO POPEYE.

THAT'S OUR STRENGTH.

WE HAVE TO MAKE THINGS.

BUT, ALSO, WE USED TO BE A

COUNTRY OF SELF-RELIANT

PEOPLE.

AS INDIVIDUALS, WE WERE

SELF-RELIANT.

REGARDLESS OF YOUR JOB.

YOU COULD BE A PASTOR, YOU

COULD BE AN ATTORNEY, YOU

COULD BE A STOCKBROKER, BUT

YOU STILL HAD OTHER SKILLS.

YOU STILL CHANGED YOUR CAR

TIRE, MEND YOUR ROOF, DO

SOME GARDENING, AND YOU KNEW

ABOUT HORSES, FARMING, BUT

THAT HAS ALL CHANGED.

SO WE'VE COME FROM BEING A

SELF-RELIANT COUNTRY TO A

SELF-DILUTED COUNTRY.

AND WE ASSUME SOMEONE ELSE

IS GOING TO TAKE CARE OF IT

FOR US.

Wendy: "JOHN

RATZENBERGER,

AMERICAN-MADE."

WE HOPE TO GO ON THE AIR

BY SEPTEMBER.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE SHOPPING THE

SHOW AROUND TO DIFFERENT

NETWORKS.

Wendy: WE'VE GOT SOME

CLIPS OF IT RIGHT NOW.

YOU DON'T HAVE FULL EPISODES

OF IT YET, BUT YOU'RE IN THE

PROCESS.

WHAT'S IT ABOUT?

IT IS TO CELEBRATE PEOPLE

WHO ACTUALLY GET UP AND DO

SOMETHING USEFUL WITH THEIR

LIVES.

BECAUSE NONE OF US CAN DO

WHAT WE DO, INCLUDING US

SITTING HERE, WITHOUT

SOMEONE ELSE FIRST PUTTING A

NUT AND A BOLT TOGETHER.

SOMEONE HAS TO ACTUALLY HAVE

THE SKILLS TO WELD, TO FIX A

BRIDGE, TO LAY A WATER LINE,

TO KNOW HOW ELECTRICITY

FUNCTIONS.

Wendy: I ALWAYS SAY IT

TAKES A VILLAGE TO GET ME

OUT HERE, THE HAIR AND THE

CLOTHING --

IT'S THE INFRASTRUCTURE.

AND WITHOUT THE FRACTURE,

WE'R INFRASTRUCTURE, WE'RE

A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY.

Wendy: YOU MUST BE SO

EXCITED ABOUT THIS.

WHAT OTHER PROJECTS DO YOU

HAVE IN THE WORKS, JOHN?

RIGHT NOW I'M ON MY WAY

TO NEW ORLEANS, AND I'LL BE

DOING SHOWS LIKE "DROP DEAD

DIVA."

AND WHEN I GO TO

LOS ANGELES, I'VE GOT SOME

WRITING PROJECTS GOING ON.

I DO ANOTHER SITCOMS AND

GUEST STARS.

Wendy: IS IT GRATIFYING

WHEN YOU TURN ON THE TV AND

YOU STILL SEE THE "CHEERS"

RERUNS?

YEAH.

THEY'RE ALL OVER THE

LANGUAGE.

IT IS FUN TO WATCH "CHEERS"

IN URDO.

Wendy: IT IS SUCH A

CLASSIC, AND IT IS GOING TO

LIVE FOREVER.

ARE YOU HAVING MORE FUN NOW,

OR WAS THAT SORT OF THE MOST

FUN YOU EVER HAD, WHEN YOU

WERE ON "CHEERS."

IT WAS EVEN BEFORE

"CHEERS," WHEN I WAS TOURING

EUROPE WITH A PARTNER.

WE USED TO DO A COMEDY

SHOW.

THE FELLOW'S NAME IS RAY

HASSET.

WE WOULD DO THESE COMEDY

SHOWS WHERE WE WOULD DO 12

OR 15 CHARACTERS APIECE.

AND WE NEVER KNEW THE

STORY.

WE KNEW THE BEGINNING AND

THE END, BUT WE NEVER KNEW

HOW WE WOULD GET THERE.

BEING ON STAGE AND REALLY

NOT KNOWING WHAT YOU'RE

SUPPOSED TO BE DOING, THAT

WAS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE,

BUT ALSO THE MOST GRATIFYING

AND THE MOST FUN.

Wendy: JOHN, THANKS FOR

SHARING YOUR HUMOR AND

COMEDIC SKILLS.

AND NOW HELPING US CARE MORE

ABOUT AMERICA.

HIS LATEST MOVIE, "MONSTERS

UNIVERSITY," AND I'VE GOT IT

RIGHT HERE, IS AVAILABLE ON

D.V.D.

AND YOU CAN WATCH OUR WEB

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH

JOHN.

JUST GO TO cbn.com AND

CLICK "IN THE GREEN ROOM

WITH JOHN."

GREAT TO HAVE YOU ON THE

SHOW.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Wendy: PAT?

Pat: STILL AHEAD, ONE

WOMAN'S AMAZING STORY.

SHE SUFFERED WITH HEART

DISEASE FOR 10 YEARS.

AND SEE HOW SHE WAS SUPER

NATURALLY HEALED IN AN

INSTANT.

PLUS, WE'LL BE PRAYING FOR

YOUR NEEDS.

SO STAY WITH US.

WELCOME BACK TO

WASHINGTON FOR THIS CBN NEWS

BREAK.

Facebook IS MORE POPULAR

THAN THE BIBLE IN AMERICA.

A RECENT STUDY FOUND MORE

AMERICANS CHECK Facebook

DAILY THAN READ THE GOOD

BOOK.

AS THE SOCIAL NETWORK

CELEBRATES ITS 10th

ANNIVERSARY, IT BOASTS MORE

MONTHLY USERS WORLDWIDE THAN

MOST CONTINENTS HAVE

PEOPLE.

IT HAS 757 MILLION DAILY

ACTIVE USERS.

19% IN THE U.S. AND CANADA,

MAKING THAT MORE THAN

143 MILLION PEOPLE CHECKING

Facebook DAILY, COMPARED

TO ONLY 40 MILLION PEOPLE IN

THE SAME REGION READING THE

BIBLE DAILY, ACCORDING TO A

2006 CBS NEWS POLL.

STOP SPYING ON PRIVATE

CITIZENS, THAT'S THE MESSAGE

THEY'RE SENDING TO THE

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND LOCAL

LAW ENFORCEMENT.

THEY'RE ANGRY THAT THE

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY IS

TRACKING INDIVIDUALS, AND

THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

ISN'T DOING ENOUGH TO STOP

IT.

AT LEAST 14 STATES ACROSS

THE COUNTRY ARE TAKING STEPS

TO PREVENT SURVEILLANCE OF

ORDINARY AMERICANS.

WELL, YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

GOING TO OUR WEBSITE,

CBNNEWS.COM.

PAT AND WENDY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Pat: WELCOME BACK.

THIS IS "THE 700 CLUB."

ITEM PAT ROBERTSON.

WITH MY WENDY GRIFFITH.

WE'VE GOT A LOT MORE

EXCITING THINGS COMING UP

FOR YOU, INCLUDING PRAYER

FOR YOU.

CHRIS HELM LOVES TO

EXERCISE.

BUT NOT LONG AGO CHRIS

DISCOVERED THAT THE WORKOUTS

SHE CRAZED COULD POTENTIALLY

KILL HER.

Reporter: THIS IS LAP

SEVEN FOR CHRIS HELM.

ON AN AVERAGE MORNING, SHE

DOES 70 BEFORE MANY FINISH

THEIR FIRST CUP OF COFFEE.

I USUALLY GET UP PRETTY

EARLY IN THE MORNING, SPEND

A LITTLE TIME WITH MY

HUSBAND.

AND THEN WE WILL SPEND AN

HOUR TAKING A FIVE-MILE

WALK, DOING THE ELLIPTICAL,

OR SWIMMING.

I TRY TO GET AT LEAST AN

HOUR OF CARDIO SIX DAYS A

WEEK.

Reporter: BUT THERE WAS

A TIME THAT THE EXERCISE

COULD HAVE KILLED HER.

SHE REMEMBERS THE FIRST TIME

THERE WAS A SIGN OF

TROUBLE.

MY HOUN HUSBAND AND I

WERE OUT TAKING A WALK.

I ROUNDED A CORNER AND I

DOUBLED OVER WITH HORRIBLE

CHEST PAIN.

WE BOTH JUST LOOKED AT EACH

OTHER AND SAID, WHAT WAS

THAT?

IT DIED DOWN AND WE

CONTINUED WITH THE WALK.

Reporter: CHRIS WAS

RELUCTANT TO SEE A DOCTOR.

SHE LIVED WITH THE PAIN,

WHICH AT THIS PAIN WAS

INFREQUENT.

IT WAS SOMETHING THAT

WOULD HAPPEN FIRST THING IN

THE MORNING, OR TAKING A

BREATH OF COLD AIR.

AND THE REST OF THE 23 HOURS

WERE FINE.

Reporter: BUT OVER THE

COURSE OF 10 YEARS, THE

PROBLEM GREW WORSE AND COULD

NO LONGER BE IGNORED.

IT WAS HAPPENING MORE

OFTEN.

IT WAS BECOMING STRONGER.

THE INTENSITY WAS STRONGER

AND IT WAS MORE LIFE

INTERRUPTING.

Reporter: FINALLY CHRIS

WENT TO THE DOCTOR AND WAS

DIAGNOSED WITH VASO SPASTIC

AGINA DISORDER.

I CAME HOME AND READ

ABOUT IT, AND I WAS SHOCKED

TO FIND OUT THAT ONE OF

THESE EPISODES COULD

ACTUALLY CAUSE A MASSIVE

HEART ATTACK AND COULD KILL

ME.

Reporter: CHRIS WAS

TOLD SHE WOULD JUST HAVE TO

LIVE WITH IT.

AND THAT'S WHAT SHE DID FOR

THE NEXT TWO YEARS.

HE TOLD ME TO KEEP UP MY

EXERCISE.

HE SAID TO START WITH 10

MINUTES OF VERY EASY

EXERCISE, AND GO VERY

SLOWLY.

GO HOME AND LIVE YOUR LIFE.

I CAN GIVE YOU SOME

MEDICATION FOR THE PAIN,

WHICH I REJECTED.

BUT HE SAID THERE IS NOTHING

I CAN DO FOR YOU.

JUST GO HOME AND LIVE YOUR

LIFE.

Reporter: THEN ONE

MORNING AFTER A WORKOUT,

CHRIS WAS WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB."

SOMETHING SHE HAS DONE

FAITHFULLY FOR THE PAST 30

YEARS.

I USUALLY ALWAYS STOP AND

PRAY WHEN PAT IS PRAYING FOR

PEOPLE, OR TERRY IS PRAYING

FOR PEOPLE.

AND PAT STOPPED AND SAID

THAT THE LORD IS HEALING ALL

KINDS OF HEART CONDITIONS.

Pat: WE SPEAK THE WORD

OF FAITH THAT THOSE HEARTS

WILL BE REGULATED, AND YOU

WILL BE EVER BIT WHOLE.

INS STAININ INSTINCT

IVELY, THE LORD SPOKE TO

ME.

I SAID, I'M CLAIMING THAT TO

ME.

AND I WENT ABOUT MY

BUSINESS.

MONTHS WENT BY, NO PAIN.

COMPLETELY HEALED.

Reporter: IT HAS BEEN A

YEAR NOW, AND CHRIS TELLS

HER DOCTOR SHE IS STILL

SYMPTOM-FREE.

AND SHE IS ALSO DOING THINGS

SHE ENJOYS, WORKOUTS ON THE

ELLIPTICAL, LAPS IN THE

POOL, AND MORNING WALKS WITH

HER HUSBAND, DAVE.

I'M LIVING MY LIFE, BUT

I'M LIVING IT A LOT BETTER

WITHOUT PAIN.

AND KNOWING THAT THE LORD

HAD HEALED ME.

IT IS JUST ANOTHER TESTIMONY

TO HIM.

Pat: WHAT ABOUT YOU?

HOW ABOUT YOU?

COULD THIS NOT BE THE DAY

THAT GOD TOUCHES YOU AND

BRINGS YOU HEALING IN YOUR

BODY.

WHY SUFFER PAIN?

ANGINA IS A HORRIBLE THING.

IN MOST CASES, IT IS REALLY

NOT LIFE-THREATENING, BUT IT

IS AGONY.

ANY WAY, SHE IS HEALED.

Wendy: ALBA OF PALM

COAST FLORIDA WRITES, "I

WOKE UP WITH PAIN."

WHILE SHE WAS WATCHING "THE

700 CLUB," SHE HEARD YOU

GIVE A WORD OF KNOWLEDGE

ABOUT SOMEONE WITH PAIN IN

THE NECK AND SHE CLAIMED IT

FOR HERSELF AND HAS NO MORE

PAIN.

AND FRANCIS CLAIMED THE WORD

OF A NECK BEING HEALED, AND

SHE CLAIMED IT AND HAS NO

MORE PROBLEMS WITH HER

NECK.

AND SHIRLEY IN TEXAS WAS

COUGHING TERRIBLY, WHEN SHE

HEARD YOU GIVE A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE THAT RESPIRATORY

AND LUNG ISSUES WERE BEING

HEALED.

SHE CLAIMED THAT WORD AND

HER COUGHING WAS STOPPED.

AND ANDY WAS WATCHING, AND

HEARD YOU GIVE A WORD OF

NETWORK THAT SOMEONE WITH

BACK PAIN WAS BEING HEALED.

AS SOON AS HE HEARD THAT,

THE PAIN LEFT HIS BACK AND

NOW THE PAIN IS GONE.

PRAISE GOD.

Pat: YOU KNOW, GOD

SPOKE THE UNIVERSE INTO

BEING.

ALL OF THIS BIG BANG -- SO

IT WAS A BIG BANG.

HE SPOKE IT INTO BEING.

HE CREATED THE WORD BY THE

WORD OF HIS MOUTH.

THE MAN SHALL EAT GOOD BY

THE FRUIT OF HIS LIPS.

YOU CAN SPEAK THE WORD.

THAT'S WHAT WE DO HERE.

AND GOD PERFORMS A MIRACLE.

WENDY AND I ARE GOING TO

JOIN HANDS TOGETHER, AND

WE'RE GOING TO BELIEVE GOD

FOR YOU, AND WE'RE ASKING

GOD TO JOIN WITH US.

LET'S ASK GOD FOR MIRACLES.

FATHER, WE ASK BEFORE YOU

THAT MIRACLES WILL TAKE

PLACE.

PEOPLE IN THIS AUDIENCE ARE

SUFFERING, LORD.

THEY'RE HURTING, THEY'RE

CRYING OUT TO YOU.

RIGHT NOW THERE IS A

DEEP-SEATED CANCER THAT HAS

BEEN ANNOUNCED AS

INOPERABLE.

AND GOD IS GOING TO HEAL IT

RIGHT NOW.

HE IS REACHING DOWN.

AND YOU'LL JUST FEEL FIRE IN

THE MIDDLE OF YOUR BEING,

AND GOD HAS HEALED THAT IN

JESUS' NAME.

NO MORE CANCER.

WENDY?

Wendy: THIS IS A TIME

OF VISITATION FOR MANY

PEOPLE RIGHT NOW.

LORD, YOU ARE HEALING

DISEASES THAT THE DOCTOR

SAID WERE INCURABLE.

YOU'RE HEALING PEOPLE OF

DIABETES.

YOU'RE HEALING PEOPLE OF

ARTHRITIS.

DOCTORS SAID YOU HAVE TO

LIVE WITH THIS.

AND GOD IS SAYING NO.

I'M BIGGER THAN THIS, AND

YOU ARE HEALED IN JESUS'

NAME.

Pat: THERE IS A HIP

DISPLACEMENT, I DON'T KNOW

IF YOU WRENCHED YOUR BACK,

BUT ALL THE WAY AROUND YOUR

HIPS AND UP INTO THAT AREA,

THE MUSCLES ARE SORE.

YOU'RE SORE.

YOU CAN'T GET STRAIGHTENED

OUT.

RIGHT NOW YOU'RE GOING TO

STAND TALL, YOU'RE GOING TO

STAND ERECT, IN THE NAME OF

JESUS.

Wendy: SOMEBODY WITH A

TORN RETINA RIGHT NOW, GOD

IS HEALING YOUR EYE.

Pat: THANK YOU, LORD.

AND MAY THE GOD OF GLORY

TOUCH YOU.

MAY HE SUPPLY ALL OF YOUR

NEED.

MAY YOU HAVE THE FINANCES

YOU NEED.

MAY YOUR MARRIAGE COME

TOGETHER.

MAY BLESSING OF GOD ATTEND

YOU IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

Wendy: AMEN.

Pat: CALL US.

TELL US WHAT GOD HAS DONE,

AND GIVE GOD PRAISE.

IF YOU'RE THERE AT HOME AND

YOU'RE SAYING, HEY, DID

SOMETHING HAPPEN?

IT DID.

SO RAISE YOUR HANDS AND SAY,

THANK YOU, LORD.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

HE IS A GOOD GOD.

HE LOVES YOU.

GOD LOVES YOU.

WENDY?

Wendy: AMEN.

WHEN WE COME BACK, WE'LL

"BRING IT ON" WITH YOUR

E-MAIL.

PAT SAYS, I MET A COUPLE WHO

SAY THEY ARE CHRISTIANS, BUT

THEY DON'T BELIEVE IN THE

TRINITY.

I KNOW THE BIBLE CLEARLY

STATES THERE IS A TRINITY.

HOW CAN I CONVINCE THEM?"

STAY TUNED FOR THAT ANSWER,

AND MUCH MORE, AFTER THIS.

Wendy: ALL RIGHT.

WELCOME BACK.

WE'VE GOT YOUR E-MAIL

QUESTIONS, AND PAT IS READY,

AS ALWAYS.

Pat: LET'S GO FOR IT.

Wendy: ANOTHER PERSON

NAMED PAT SAYS, "I MET

ANOTHER COUPLE WHO SAY THEY

ARE CHRISTIANS, BUT THEY

DON'T BELIEVE IN THE

TRINITY.

I KNOW THE BIBLE SAYS THERE

IS A TRINITY.

HOW CAN I CONVINCE THEM

OTHERWISE?"

Pat: FIRST OF ALL, THE

BIBLICAL DOESN'T CLEARLY

STATE THERE IS A TRINITY.

RASMUS SAID THERE ARE THREE

IN HEAVEN WHO AGREE.

BUT HE ACTUALLY PUT SOME

STUFF INTO THE GREEK TEXT

THAT SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN

THERE.

YOU SEE FATHER, SON, AND

HOLY SPIRIT IN THE BAPTISM

OF JESUS, FOR EXAMPLE.

JESUS IS THE SON, THE HOLY

SPIRIT COMES DOWN IN THE

FORM OF A DOVE, AND THERE IS

A VOICE FROM HEAVEN SAYING

THIS IS MY BELOVED SON.

THERE IS NO QUESTION THAT'S

THE WAY IT IS.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BELIEVE IN

THE TRINITY IN ORDER TO BE

SAVED.

YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE IN JESUS

CHRIST, THE SON OF GOD, THAT

HE DIED FOR YOUR SINS.

YOU HAVE TO RECEIVE HIM AS

SAVIOR AND BE BORN AGAIN.

THAT'S WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO.

AS YOU GROW IN THE FAITH,

HE'LL SHOW YOU VARIOUS

MYSTERIES, BE THE TRINITY IS

THE EXISTENCE OF A THREE IN

ONE GOD.

BUT THE KEY IN BEING SAVED

IS TO HAVE THEOLOGICAL

BELIEFS.

Wendy: MICHELLE WRITES,

"I INVITE CERTAIN FRIENDS TO

CHURCH, AND I WANT TO SEE

THEM BE SAVED, BUT THEY

REFUSE.

HOW DO YOU ENCOURAGE PEOPLE

TO GO TO CHURCH?"

Pat: YOU DON'T HAVE TO

BRING THEM INTO CHURCH TO

GET SOMEBODY SAVED.

WHAT YOU CAN DO IS ASK

SOMEBODY, LET ME ASK YOU

THIS: WHEN YOU DIE AND YOU

STAND BEFORE A HOLY GOD, AND

HE SAYS WHAT REASON DO I

HAVE THAT YOU SHOULD COME

IN?

TRY THAT WITH ONE OF YOUR

FRIENDS.

AND IF THEY SAY I LIVED A

GOOD LIFE, I HELPED LITTLE

LADIES ACROSS THE STREET.

SAY, YOU KNOW WHAT GOD IS

GOING TO SAY?

AND THEY SAY, WHAT'S THAT?

YOU'RE ONE OF THE NICEST

PEOPLE I'VE EVER SENT TO

HELL.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BRING THEM

TO CHURCH.

YOU ARE A WITNESS TO THE

LORD.

YOU BE A WITNESS.

THEN YOU SAY, I THINK YOU

WOULD BE HELPED TO GET THE

BELIEVERSHIP OF BELIEVERS.

Wendy: CHRISTINE

WRITES, "I AM IN MY

MID-60s, AND I'M

DIVORCED.

AND I FIND IT VERY HARD TO

MAKE FRIENDS.

I DON'T HAVE A RELATIONSHIP

WITH MY SON OR OTHER FAMILY

MEMBERS, AND I FEEL AS IF I

FAILED IN LIFE AND FIND NO

EXCEPTIONAL THINGS I CAN

PRESENT TO GOD UPON MY

DEATH.

I FEEL LOST.

WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST?"

Pat: I'M 23 YEARS OLDER

THAN YOU, AND THERE IS STILL

LIFE FOR US OLD FOLKS.

THE IDEA THAT YOU WRAPPED IT

UP AT 60 IS NONSENSE.

THERE IS A LOT FOR YOU TO

DO.

GO OUT TO A SOUP KITCHEN AND

HELP SERVE MEALS TO THE

POOR.

GO OUT TO A RELIEF AREA.

GO TO CHURCH WHERE PEOPLE

GATHER.

SURE IT'S TOUGH WHEN YOU'RE

FRIENDS DIE AND YOU MOURN

THE DEATH OF YOUR HUSBAND,

BUT WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO

SAY TO GOD?

ALL YOU HAVE TO SAY IS,

FATHER, I HAVE RECEIVED THE

GRACE THAT YOU'VE GIVEN ME.

I BELIEVE IN JESUS.

I HAVE NO OTHER PLEA.

I HAVE NO OTHER EVIDENCE.

BUT THE FACT THAT I HAVE

RECEIVED JESUS CHRIST AS

SAVIOR, AND HIS BLOOD IS

WHAT SAVES ME.

THAT'S WHAT YOU TELL THE

FATHER.

NOT WHAT YOU ACCOMPLISHED.

YOU DON'T NEED THAT.

HE IS NOT INTERESTED IN WHAT

YOU'VE DONE.

HE IS INTERESTED IN WHAT

HE'S DONE FOR YOU AND YOU'VE

TAKEN IT.

Wendy: AND IF YOU'RE

STILL HERE, GOD HAS A PLAN

FOR YOU.

Pat: HE SURE DOES.

THERE ARE PLENTY OF PLACES

WHERE PEOPLE GATHER.

AND THE FACT THAT YOU'RE 60,

YOU'RE JUST WARMING UP.

Wendy: THAT'S RIGHT.

AMBER WRITES -- YOU ARE AN

INSPIRATION, PAT, I'VE GOT

TO TELL YOU.

AMBER SAYS, "I HAVE BEEN

SAVING 10% OF EVERY PAYCHECK

FOR QUITE SOME TIME.

I PLAN TO TITHE THAT

INCOME.

I WANT TO ADOPT A FAMILY OR

TWO FOR THE NEXT MAJOR

HOLIDAY SO THEY AREN'T

ALONE.

IS IT WRONG TO USE TITHE

MONEY FOR THAT PURPOSE?"

Pat: NO.

I THINK TO HELP THE POOR AND

THE NEEDY IS CERTAINLY A

GOOD USE OF MONEY.

IT'S THE LORD'S MONEY AND

YOU'RE USING IT.

THAT'S NICE THAT YOU'RE

GOING TO ADOPT SOME FAMILY

AND BRING JOY TO THEM IN THE

NAME OF THE LORD.

Wendy: WELL, JULIO

WRITES, "SEVERAL FAMILY

MEMBERS HAVE BEEN PRESSURING

ME AND MY WIFE TO NAME OUR

ON BORN SON JESUS, BECAUSE

IT WAS ALSO THE NAME OF MY

RECENTLY DECEASED

GRANDFATHER.

I STRUGGLE WITH THE FACT

THAT NAMING A CHILD AFTER

OUR LORD WOULD BE SAC

SACRELIGIOUS.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?"

Pat: IT IS NOT

SACRELIGIOUS, BUT CALLING A

KID JESUS IS TOUGH.

IN THE OLD DAYS, JESUS WAS A

NOBLE THING, BUT SO MANY IN

ISLAM CALLED THEIR KIDS

MOHAMMED.

BUT I THINK YOU'RE TRYING TO

HONOR YOUR GRANDFATHER.

YOU'RE TRYING TO HONOR THE

LORD, BUT THERE ARE MANY

OTHER GOOD NAMES.

Wendy: MAYBE HE HAS A

GOOD MIDDLE NAME.

Pat: JESUS IN THE

HEBREW IS, "I AM SAVIOR."

AND SO YOU'RE GIVING YOUR

KID THE NAME "I AM SAVIOR,"

NO, YOU DON'T WANT TO DO

THAT.

Wendy: ASHLEY

WRITES, "WHAT DO YOU THINK

ABOUT THE IDEA OF NOT USING

BIRTH CONTROL AND HAVING A

HUGE PARLIAMEN AMOUNT OF

CHILDREN, PAT?"

Pat: JOHN WESLEY'S

MOTHER DID, THEY HAD 16 OR

17.

IT SEEMED TO WORK OUT ALL

RIGHT.

I BELIEVE IN FAMILY PLANNING

AND BIRTH CONTROL.

AND MY CATHOLIC FRIENDS

DISAGREE.

AND THE CATHOLICS PRACTICE

WHAT THEY CALL --

Wendy: YOU DON'T THINK

THAT'S PLAYING GOD IF YOU

USE BIRTH CONTROL?

Pat: NO, I DON'T THINK

IT IS PLAYING GOD.

Wendy: IT'S BEING

SMART.

Pat: IT IS INTELLIGENT

FAMILY PLANNING.

THAT'S ALL IT IS.

BUT IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A

BIG FAMILY, GOOD FOR YOU.

IT IS BETWEEN YOU AND THE

LORD.

WHATEVER IS NOT OF FAITH IS

SIN.

IF YOU FEEL YOU OUT TO HAVE

A LOT OF CHILDREN, IT IS A

WONDERFUL THING.

I WANTED TO HAVE MORE.

I ONLY HAD ONE BROTHER

GROWING UP.

SO WE HAD FOUR KIDS.

AND NOW WE HAVE 14

GRANDCHILDREN.

IT'S MARVELOUS.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH TODAY'S

POWER MINUTE FROM

DEUTERONOMY: "THE LORD WILL

OPEN THE HEAVENS, THE

STOREHOUSE OF HIS BOUNTY, TO

SEND RAIN ON YOUR LAND IN

SEASON AND TO BLESS ALL OF

THE WORK OF YOUR HANDS.

YOU WILL LEND TO MANY

NATIONS BUT WILL BORROW FROM

NONE.

THE LORD WILL MAKE YOU THE

HEAD AND NOT THE TAIL."

TAKE IT.

IT'S YOURS.

WE'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

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