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The 700 Club - Feb 14, 2014

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, April and Beecher discuss the surprise wedding proposal video that has gone viral online. Plus, Steve and Shelley’s marriage was on the rocks, but forgiveness led to a complete restoration. Read Transcript


Gordon: CELEBRATE

VALENTINE'S DAY WITH "THE

700 CLUB."

WE HAVE A VIDEO.

Gordon: THE REAL STORY

BEHIND THE PROPOSAL THAT

WENT VIRAL.

I STILL DON'T THINK SHE

SUSPECTS ANYTHING.

Gordon: PLUS A LOVE

THAT WEATHERED AN AFFAIR.

THOSE TWO PIECES ARE THE

MIRACLE OF RESTORATION.

Gordon: AND A LOVE THAT

SURVIVED A CIVIL WAR.

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

*

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

BELGIUM HAS TAKEN YET

ANOTHER STEP INTO A BRAVE

NEW WORLD.

THE COUNTRY'S PARLIAMENT HAS

LEGALIZED EUTHANASIA FOR

CHILDREN OF ANY AGE.

Terry: SUPPORTERS SAY

OFFERING EUTHANASIA TO

CHILDREN IS COMPASSIONATE,

BUT OPPONENTS WARN THAT

BELGIUM HAS CROSSED A

DANGEROUS LINE, AND DALE

HURD HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: AFTER MONTHS

OF DEBATE, BELGIUM'S LOWER

HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT PASSED

LEGISLATION MAKING THIS

LARGELY CATHOLIC COUNTRY THE

SECOND AFTER THE NETHERLANDS

TO ALLOW EUTHANASIA FOR

CHILDREN, AND THE FIRST TO

ALLOW IT FOR CHILDREN OF ANY

AGE.

PRO-LIFE PROTESTORS WERE OUT

IN FORCE.

WITH THIS BELGIUM MOTHER OF

FOUR SAYING THAT EUTHANASIA

IS NOT A PAINKILLER.

IT IS FAILURE.

IT IS DEATH.

SUPPORTERS OF BELGIUM'S

EUTHANASIA LAW SAY IT IS

NECESSARY AND

COMPASSIONATE.

CRITICS SAY IT IS A

DANGEROUS SLIPPERY SLOPE.

IF BOTH PARENTS AGREE THEIR

CHILD SHOULD BE KILLED,

THREE DOCTORS AND A

PSYCHOLOGIST WOULD HAVE TO

CERTIFY THAT THE CHILD WAS

AWARE OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF

THE DECISION.

YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT

CHILDREN THAT ARE REALLY AT

THE END OF THEIR LIFE.

AND IT'S NOT THAT THEY HAVE

MONTHS OR YEARS TO GO.

THERE LIFE WILL END ANYWAY.

Reporter: BUT CRITICS

ASK HOW ANYONE COULD GAUGE A

CHILD'S CAPACITY FOR

DISCERNMENT IN SUCH A

SITUATION.

AND NEWS REPORTS SHOWS WHEN

IT COMES TO EUTHANASIA,

BELGIUM DOCTORS IGNORE THE

LAW AND DO WHAT THEY THINK

IS BEST.

I THINK THE FACT THAT

BELGIUM IS PASSING THIS LAW

SHOULD SOUND AS A WARNING

BELL TO OTHER COUNTRIES

WHICH MIGHT BE TEMPTED TO

LEGALIZE EUTHANASIA.

BECAUSE ONCE THE STEP HAS

BEEN MADE, IT'S VERY

DIFFICULT TO PREVENT ALL

KINDS OF EXTENSIONS TO TAKE

PLACE.

Reporter: THE CATHOLIC

CHURCH STATES TODAY IS Aç DAY

OF FASTING ANDç PRAYER IN

PROTEST, WITH THE BELGIUM

ARCHBISHOP WARNING THAT WE

ARE OPENING A DOOR THAT NO

ONE WILL BE ABLE TO CLOSE.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: WELL, BACK HERE

IN AMERICA, THERE HAS BEEN

ANOTHER MAJOR COURT RULING

ON GAY MARRIAGE.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM OUR NEWS BUREAU IN

WASHINGTON.

Reporter: GORDON, A

FEDERAL JUDGE HAS OVERTURNED

VIRGINIA'S BAN ON SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE.

VIRGINIANS APPROVED THE

MEASURE WITH 57% OF THE

VOTE.

THE JUDGE ORDERED A STAY ON

THE ORDER WHILE IT IS BEING

APPEALED.

THE RULING DOESN'T COME AS A

SURPRISE TO TRADITIONAL

MARRIAGE SUPPORTERS.

THE NEW ATTORNEY-GENERAL

OPPOSED THE BAN.

BOTH SIDES BELIEVE THE CASE

WON'T BE SETTLED UNTIL THE

SUPREME COURT TAKES IT UP,

OR ONE LIKE IT.

YOU DON'T HEAR MUCH ABOUT IT

IN THE MEDIA, B, BUT

CHRISTIANITY IS THE MOST

PERSECUTED RELIGION IN THE

WORLD.

THIS WEEK CONGRESS LOOKED

INTO THE GROWING ATTACKS

AGAINST THE CHRISTIAN

FAITH.

PAUL STRAND HAS THAT STORY.

SOME OF THE TOP FIGHTERS

AGAINST PERSECUTION FROM ALL

OVER THE WORLD CAME TO

CAPITOL HILL TO SOUND AN

ALARM IN A HOUSE HEARING

ABOUT THE GLOBAL WAR AGAINST

CHRISTIANS.

ALTHOUGH CHRISTIANS ARE

THE LARGEST GROUP OF PEOPLE

IN THE WORLD, ALTHOUGH THEY

FACE MORE PERSECUTION THAN

ANYTHING, AND IT IS

INCREASING.

IT IS A HUGE PROBLEM, AND

IT IS GETTING WORSE.

NOT JUST IN THE MIDDLE EAST,

BUT CHINA, NORTH KOREA,

THERE IS AN EXPLOSION OF

PERSECUTION AGAINST

CHRISTIANS, INCLUDING

MARTYRDOM, TORTURE,

HARASSMENT OF ALL KINDS.

Reporter: TWO-THIRDS OF

THE CHRISTIANS IN THE WORLD

TODAY LIVE OUTSIDE THE WEST,

IN AFRICA, ASIA, THE MIDDLE

EAST, AND OTHER PLACES,

WHERE THEY ARE TARGETS OF

CONVENIENCE FOR ANYTHING WHO

IS MAD AT THE WEST, MAD AT

EUROPE, MAD AT THE UNITED

STATES.

IT IS VERY EASY TO TAKE IT

OUT ON THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

DOWN THE STREET.

WE SEE INCREASING ATTACKS

AGAINST CHRISTIANS, EVEN

SEXUAL ATTACKS AGAINST

WOMEN.

BUT THE CONCERN, ALSO, IS

THE IMPUNITY THAT IS BEING

ENJOYED BY THE PEOPLE WHO

ARE DOING THIS.

Reporter: AND THIS

ISN'T JUST ABOUT MUSLIM

RADICALS PERSECUTING

CHRISTIANS.

IT IS A FACT THAT RADICAL

ISLAM IS THE WORLD'S LEADING

MANUFACTURER OF

ANTI-CHRISTIAN HATRED, BUT

RADICAL MUSLIMS COULD FALL

OFF THE PLANET TOMORROW, AND

CHRISTIANS WOULD NOT BE

SAFE.

Reporter: AND

CHRISTIANS FACE VIOLENCE,

DISPLACEMENT, OR

DISCRIMINATION IN 110

NATIONS OF THE WORLD.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS,

CAPITOL HILL.

Reporter: TURNING

OVERSEAS, A POWERFUL

VOLCANIC ERUPTION KILLED TWO

PEOPLE IN INDONESIA, AND

FORCED 100,000 PEOPLE TO

EVACUATE FROM THEIR HOMES.

THE ERUPTION BLASTED ASH AND

DEBRIS 12 MILES INTO THE

AIR, AND IT HAPPENED ON

INDONESIA'S MOST POPULATED

ISLAND.

THE BLAST WAS HEARD UP TO

125 MILES AWAY.

THE TWO PEOPLE WHO DIED WERE

KILLED WHEN PARTS OF THEIR

HOMES COLLAPSED ON TOP OF

THEM.

IT FORCED THE CLOSURE OF

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS

THERE, LEAVING THOUSANDS OF

PASSENGERS STRANDED.

HERE AT HOME, MUCH OF THE

EAST COAST AND THE SOUTH ARE

DIGGING OUT AFTER THAT MAJOR

WINTER STORM.

IT HAS SNARLED ROAD TRAVEL

AND GROUNDED MORE THAN 6500

FLIGHTS NATIONWIDE.

AT LEAST 2 I 21 DEATHS HAVE

BEEN BLAMED ON THE

TREACHEROUS WEATHER.

THE NORTHEAST IS BRACING FOR

STILL MORE OF THE SAME

TODAY.

AND "OPERATION BLESSING" IS

ON THE GROUND IN CHARLOTTE,

NORTH CAROLINA, HELPING

RESIDENTS DIG OUT.

"OPERATION BLESSING" HAS

BEEN A BIG BLESSING TO US.

IT HELPED US A LOT

BECAUSE MY HUSBAND HAS A BAD

BACK.

HE HAD SURGERY, AND HE CAN'T

DO ANYTHING, ANY KIND OF

LIFTING.

I JUST HAD KNEE SURGERY, AND

I'M NOT SUPPOSED TO BE DOING

ANYTHING, LIFTING OR

SLIPPING OR FALLING OR

ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

SO THIS WAS A GREAT BLESSING

FOR US TODAY, THAT YOU TOOK

THE TIME TO COME OUT HERE TO

HELP US.

Reporter:

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS ALSO

PARTNERING WITH A LOCAL

CHURCH IN THE CHARLOTTE

AREA.

GORDON, IT IS GREAT TO SEE

ALL OF THE DIFFERENT WAYS

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

HELPING PEOPLE IN NEED.

Gordon: IF YOU WANT TO

PARTNER WITH "OPERATION

BLESSING," THERE IS AN EASY

WAY TO DO IT.

JUST CALL US,

1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, I WANT TO BE A

PART OF "OPERATION

BLESSING'S" DISASTER

RELIEF.

WHEN DISASTERS STRIKE,

WHETHER HERE, AT HOME, OR

ABROAD, WE WANT TO STRIKE

BACK WITH LOVE AND

COMPASSION.

AND WE'RE ABLE TO DO THAT IN

YOUR NAME WHEN YOU PARTNER

WITH US.

SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO

GIVE, DO IT NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: COMING UP, A

LOVE STORY FROM HALF WAY

AROUND THE WORLD.

A WAR-TORN COUPLE REUNITES

AFTER A DECADE APART.

THAT'S NEXT.

*

Gordon: FOR THE LAST 20

YEARS, REBEL GROUPS HAVE

BEEN FIGHTING FOR POWER IN

THE CENTRAL AFRICAN NATION

OF THE CONGO.

THE BATTLES HAVE CLAIMED

MORE THAN FIVE MILLION

LIVES, AND LEFT MILLIONS

MORE HOMELESS.

RECENTLY JOHN JESSUP TALKED

TO ONE OF THE REFUGEES FROM

THE CONGO WHO WAS RIPPED

FROM HIS FAMILY.

AND HERE IS HIS STORY.

Reporter: AS A JANITOR,

NANI CLEANS UP MESSES,

FITTING BECAUSE FOR YEARS HE

FELT LIKE HIS LIFE WAS ONE

BIG MESS.

A HUSBAND AND FATHER TO

THREE YOUNG KIDS, HE HAD BIG

DREAMS FOR HIS FAMILY.

THEN A DEADLY ATTACK CHANGED

HIS LIFE FOREVER.

NANI'S JOURNEY BROUGHT HIM

HERE TO THE MID-WESTERN

SETTING OF COLUMBIA,

MISSOURI, BUT HIS PAINFUL

AND DRAMATIC STORY HAS ITS

ROOTS SOME 7,000 MILES AWAY,

HOME TO ONE OF THE WORLD'S

DEADLIEST CONFLICTS.

BORN AND RAISED IN WAR-TORN

CONGO, NANI, WHO'S MOTHER

AND SIBLINGS WERE KIDNAPPED

IN VILLAGE RAIDS, SPENT MUCH

OF HIS LIFE ON THE RUN.

THE DAY HIS WORLD TURNED UP

SIDE DOWN MIRRORS THE

BLOODSHED BETWEEN HUTUS AND

TUTUS DEPICTED IN THE FILM

"HOTEL RWANDA."

IT STARTED LIKE ANY OTHER

NIGHT, BUT THEN GUNFIRE

WAKENED HIS SLEEPING

FAMILY.

RAIDERS WERE ATTACKING THE

VILLAGE.

NANI TOLD HIS WIFE TO TAKE

THE CHILDREN AND RUN WHILE

HE RAN THE OTHER DIRECTION,

HOPING TO SPARE THEIR

LIVES.

WHAT WE SAID WAS, IT IS

ONLY GOD WHO CAN SAVE US

NOW.

LET'S RUN.

Reporter: HE RETURNED

THE FOLLOWING MORNING TO A

HEARTBREAKING SCENE.

ALL OF THE VILLAGE HOUSES

BURNED TO THE GROUND.

HE WAS TOLD HIS WIFE AND

KIDS WERE DEAD.

IT WAS AT THAT TIME THAT

I REALIZED I'LL NEVER SEE

THEM AGAIN.

Reporter: ALONE AND

FEARING ANOTHER ATTACK, NANI

DECIDED TO FLEE, PRAYING...

GOD, IF WE ARE

CHRISTIANS, WHY IS THIS

HAPPENING?

BUT IN MY HEART, I FELT A

VOICE SAYING, LOOK AT THE

LIFE OF JOB.

SO I REALIZED WHAT I WAS

GOING THROUGH WAS NOT EVEN

DIFFICULT.

Reporter: TWO MONTHS

LATER, HE FOUND SAFE HARBOR,

TRAVELLING NEAR A THOUSANDS

MILES FROM HIS HOME IN

CONGO, TO RWANDA, AND

FINALLY TO KENYA.

ALL OF THE WHILE HE RELIED

ON HIS FAITH IN GOD AND THE

HELP OF STRANGERS.

AFTER THREE YEARS IN KENYA

CAME GOOD NEWS: HE WAS GOING

TO ARM AS A REFUGEE.

I WAS HAPPY, BUT I SAID,

GOD, IF MY FAMILY WAS ALIVE,

I COULD HAVE GONE WITH THEM

TO THE UNITED STATES.

Reporter: NANI MADE

MID-MISSOURI HISTORY HOME.

THE ONL HIS HOME.

THE ONLY THING HE BROUGHT

WITH HIM WAS A BIBLE HE HAD

WHEN HE ESCAPED, AND IN IT,

A PICTURE OF HIS WIFE.

HE POURED HIMSELF INTO HIS

WORK, JUST AS HE DID FARMING

AND PREACHING IN CONGO.

AND HE ALSO PLEDGED NEVER TO

REMARRY UNLESS HE KNEW FOR

SURE HIS WIFE WAS DEAD.

I HAD A FEELING MAYBE MY

FAMILY COULD BE ALIVE.

BUT WHEN I LOOKED AROUND IN

THE NATURAL, I SAID, NO, I'M

CHEATING MYSELF.

Reporter: NANI FOUND

WORK AS A CUSTODIAN, BUT HIS

TRUE CALLING IS IN

MINISTRY.

HE LEADS AFRICAN WORSHIP

SERVICES EVERY SUNDAY HERE,

AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IN

COLUMBIA, WHERE HIS

CONGREGATION AND FRIENDS

BECAME FAMILY.

INSTANTLY, OUR HEARTS

WERE CONNECTED AND HE JUST

BECAME MY SON.

Reporter: ONE OF HIS

BIGGEST SUPPORTERS IS

CHARLOTTE, GATTY, THEY MET

WHEN HE CAME TO HER BANK FOR

A CAR LOAN.

SHE CALLS HIM HER MOTHER AND

HER HUSBAND, PAPA STEVE.

HE SAYS HE NO LONGER FEELS

LIKE AN ORPHAN.

THEN HE RECEIVED AN

UNEXPECTED PHONE CALL.

HIS WIFE AND ALL THREE

CHILDREN WERE ALIVE IN

KENYA.

BUT HE WOULD WAIT ANOTHER

THREE YEARS.

WHEN THEY FINALLY GOT THE

GREEN LIGHT, MAMA CHARLOTTE

SPRANG INTO ACTION, HELPING

WITH THE DETAILS, AND

FINDING A PLACE BIG ENOUGH

FOR THE FAMILY TO LIVE.

SHE ORGANIZED A CITY-WIDE

EFFORT TO FURNISH THE

FAMILY'S NEW HOME.

WE WENT FROM AN EMPTY

APARTMENT WITHIN A WEEK, TO

A COMPLETELY FURNISHED

APARTMENT, WITH EVERYTHING

FROM TENNIS SHOES TO

SILVERWARE.

GOD SUPPLIED EVERYTHING.

Reporter: LAST SUMMER,

AFTER 11 YEARS APART, NANI

FINALLY REUNITED WITH HIS

FAMILY.

THE COUPLE SHARED THEIR

EXPERIENCE WITH CBN NEWS.

ONCE I SAW THEM COMING

THROUGH THE DOORS, IT WAS

OVERWHELMING.

I CRIED THERE AT THE

AIRPORT.

Reporter: THEY SAY

THEIR STORY CAN ONLY BE

DESCRIBED AS A MIRACLE.

DEEP IN MY HEART I KNEW

MY HUSBAND WAS DEAD BECAUSEç

WE HAD WITNESSED SOç MANY

TIMES THE RAIDERS COMING IN

AND KILLING THE MEN IN THE

VILLAGE, OR TAKING THEM INTO

THE BUSH.

AND LATER WE WOULD FIND THE

BODIES OF PEOPLE WHO HAD

BEEN KILLED THERE.

LOOKING BACK AND SEEING WHAT

HAPPENED, THE ONLY THING I

COULD SAY IS THIS IS GOD'S

DOING.

IT IS LIKE ANOTHER

WEDDING WE HAVE GONE

THROUGH.

WE HAVE BEEN WEDDED, MY WIFE

AND MY CHILDREN.

Reporter: I ASKED

FRANCIN WHAT SHE THOUGHT?

WHEN I LAST SAW HIM IN

THE CONGO, HE WAS YOUNGER.

HE HAS GROWN OLDER AND HAS

LOST SOME HAIR.

Reporter: NANI, WHEN

YOU SAW HER, DID SHE LOOK

THE SAME OR EVEN MORE

BEAUTIFUL?

BEAUTIFUL.

Reporter: NANI AND HIS

FAMILY HAVE SPENT THE LAST

SEVERAL MONTHS GETTING TO

KNOW EACH OTHER.

HIS KIDS, WHO HE LAST AWE AS

SAW AS TODDLERS, THEY ARE

NOW TEENS.

BUT IT DOESN'T END THERE.

THIS SPRING FRANCINE AND

NANI WILL WELCOME THEIR

FIFTH BOY, A BABY BOY THEY

PLAN TO NAME ISRAEL.

THIS IS A BABY OF JOY.

TO ME, IT IS A PRESENT

I'VE BEEN GIVEN.

Reporter: NANI ADMITS

IT IS TOUGH SUPPORTING HIS

FAMILY ON HIS INCOME, NOT TO

MENTION HAVING TO REPAY THE

GOVERNMENT NEARLY $8,000 FOR

HIS FAMILY'S FLIGHT TO THE

U.S.

BUT HE SAYS HE IS GRATEFUL

AND WOULDN'T CHANGE A

THING.

MEANWHILE, HIS FAMILY IS

STILL INSPIRING THOSE IN THE

COMMUNITY AND ALL WHO HEAR

THEIR STORY.

THIS COUPLE REPRESENT SO

MUCH THE FAITHFULNESS OF GOD

AND THEIR VOWS TO EACH

OTHER, AND THE HOLINESS OF

THE VOWS.

AND THEY WERE FAITHFUL TO

THE VOW TO GOD, AND THEY

WERE FAITHFUL TO EACH

OTHER.

AND GOD USED THAT IN A

MIRACULOUS WAY.

Reporter: JOHN JESSUP,

CBN NEWS, REPORTING IN

COLUMBIA, MISSOURI.

Gordon: HAPPY

VALENTINE'S DAY, NANI.

AND NANI HAS GOTTEN SOME

MORE GOOD NEWS.

HE JUST PASSED HIS

CITIZENSHIP EXAM, AND HE'LL

BE SWORN IN AS AN AMERICAN

CITIZEN ON THE 27th OF

THIS MONTH.

WHAT A WONDERFUL STORY.

Terry: INCREDIBLE.

Gordon: I WILL HAVE TO

COMMENT, WIVES ARE THE SAME

ALL OVER THE WORLD.

HUSBANDS DON'T GET TO DO

THAT.

YOU LOOK SO YOUNG.

EVERY DAY.

Terry: THANK YOU.

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY.

WELL, UP NEXT, A MARRIAGE

PROPOSAL THAT WENT VIRAL.

WE'LL TALK WITH THE STARS OF

THE HIT VIDEO WHEN WE

RETURN.

*

Terry: WELL, IT'S A

MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN.

BEACHER IS A FILM STUDENT,

AND APRIL LOVES TO MAKE

VIDEOS.

SO WHEN IT CAME TIME FOR

BEACHER TO POP THE QUESTION,

HE KNEW HE HAD TO DO

SOMETHING SPECIAL.

NOW THEIR LOVE STORY HAS

BEEN SEEN AROUND THE WORLD.

I'M BEACHER, BY THE WAY.

OH, I'M APRIL.

WE'RE FILMING A VIDEO.

WHY?

ABOUT US.

Reporter: THAT'S WHAT

REGENT UNIVERSITY FILM

STUDENT BEACHER TRICKED HIS

GIRLFRIEND, APRIL, INTO

BELIEVING.

I STILL DON'T THINK SHE

SUSPECTS ANYTHING.

Reporter: APRIL HAS NO

IDEA THAT THE VIDEO WASN'T

JUST ABOUT THE COUPLE'S

PAST.

IT HAD EVERYTHING TO DO WITH

THEIR FUTURE.

Terry: APRIL AND

BEACHER ARE HERE WITH US NOW

TO SHARE THE REST OF THE

STORY.

WELCOME TO "THE 700 CLUB."

THANK YOU.

[APPLAUSE]

Terry: LET'S START BY

TALKING ABOUT WHO YOU TWO

MET.

WELL, WE MET AT REGENT

UNIVERSITY.

I WAS GETTING MY MASTER'S IN

JOURNAL, AND HE CAME ABOUT A

YEAR AFTER TO GET HIS M.A.IN

FILM DIRECTING.

AND I WALKED UPSTAIRS,

AND THERE SHE WAS SITTING.

AND I SAID, HEY, COULD YOU

PRINT THIS OUT?

AND SHE PRINTED IT OUT AND

WE MET THERE.

Terry: APRIL, WHAT DO

YOU LOVE THE MOST ABOUT

BEACHER?

HONESTLY, I THINK ONE OF

THE THINGS ABOUT HIM IS --

FIRST OF ALL, HE IS SUPER

TALENTED AND SUPER LOVING,

BUT HE TELLS THE CORNIEST

JOKES AND I LAUGH AT ALL OF

THEM.

AND I LOVE HER BECAUSE

SHE LAUGHS AT ALL OF THEM.

Terry: WHEN DID YOU

FIRST REALIZE THAT APRIL WAS

THE ONE?

WE STARTED DATING

CHRISTMAS BALL, WHICH WAS

DECEMBER 1st OF LAST YEAR,

AND I WOULD SAY BY THE END

OF THE SUMMER, I WAS, LIKE,

I THINK SHE IS THE ONE.

AND I STARTED OF THINKING OF

WAYS TO PROPOSE.

Terry: YOU REALLY HAD

BEEN PRODUCING LITTLE VIDEOS

TOGETHER.

THAT IS KIND OF LIKE YOUR

HOBBY, ISN'T IT?

WHAT KIND OF THINGS WERE YOU

DOING?

BEFORE ME AND BEACHER

MET, ME AND MY BROTHERS

WOULD MAKE FUN, STUPID

VIDEOS.

SO I ALWAYS LOVED DOING

THAT.

AND HE WOULD DO THE SAME

THING.

SO WE STARTED MAKING SOME

TOGETHER, JUST FUN, MUSIC

VIDEOS.

AND THAT'S HOW HE CAME UP

WITH THE IDEA.

I WAS CLUELESS, CLEARLY.

Terry: WHERE DID THE

IDEA COME FROM?

WELL, WE LOVED MAKING

MUSIC VIDEOS.

IT WAS KIND OF OUR SPECIAL

THING.

AND WE LOVED WATCHING

"MEMORIES."

AND I THOUGHT, I WANT TO

PROPOSE, AND I WANT TO BE

ABLE TO WATCH IT BACK.

AND I THOUGHT, WHY DON'T I

JUST SAY WE'LL DO ANOTHER

VIDEO, AND WE'LL MAKE IT

MORE MEANINGFUL, GOING TO

ALL OF THE PLACES WE'VE BEEN

DATING.

Terry: SO WAS THAT THE

GOAL, TO MAKE A VIDEO

SCRAPBOOK OF OF YOUR

RELATIONSHIP TOGETHER?

UH-HUH.

AND THE GOAL ALSO WAS TO

SURPRISE HER AT THE END.

Terry: WERE YOU TOTALLY

TAKEN ABACK?

I WAS TOTALLY SURPRISED.

IN HINDSIGHT, LOOKING BACK,

HE BROUGHT IN A WEDDING

PHOTOGRAPHER, SO I SHOULD

HAVE KNOWN.

BUT I HAD NO IDEA.

Terry: WHEN YOU POSTED

THE VIDEO YOU HAD SHOT, WHAT

DID YOU THINK WOULD HAPPEN?

I WAS HOPING -- I POSTED

QUITE A FEW VIDEOS, AND I

HOPED TO GET A FEW THOUSAND

VIEWS FROM FRIENDS AND

FAMILY, AND WE COULD SHOW

OUR KIDS ONE DAY AND LET

OTHER PEOPLE IN ON THE

STORY.

I DIDN'T KNOW IN A WEEK'S

TIME IT WOULD GO FROM A FEW

THOUSAND VIEWS TO 40,000, TO

200,000.

IT WAS POSTED KIND OF ALL

OVER THE WORLD.

Terry: THAT IS

AMAZING.

WHEN IS THE BIG DAY?

JUNE 22nd.

AND WE'RE GETTING MARRIED AT

FOUNDERS INN.

Terry: OBVIOUSLY, IT

WILL BE VIDEOTAPED.

OH, YEAH.

DEFINITELY.

Terry: DO YOU HAVE ANY

SURPRISES PLANNED FOR THE

WEDDING?

IS THAT A FAIR QUESTION TO

ASK?

IT IS A FAIR QUESTION TO

ASK.

I THOUGHT ABOUT SOME

SURPRISES, BUT IF WE SAID

IT, IT WOULDN'T BE A

SURPRISE.

Terry: HOW DID YOUR

FAMILIES REACT TO THIS?

IT IS KIND OF FUN FOR THEM.

YOU WERE SAYING, I WANT TO

WATCH THIS BACK, BUT THAT

MEANT THEY GOT TO WATCH IT

BACK AS WELL.

THEY WERE SUPER EXCITED.

THEY WERE THE ONES WHO KEPT

PUSHING US TO PUT THE VIDEO

UP.

THEY KNEW, OF COURSE.

AND THEY WERE, LIKE, WHEN

ARE YOU GOING TO PUT THE

VIDEO UP.

THEY WERE, OBVIOUSLY,

VERY MOVED BY IT AND

EXCITING.

AND I'VE GOTTEN MESSAGES

FROM MARINES THAT WERE IN

HAWAII THAT WERE LOVING THE

VIDEO.

AND WE'VE GOT MESSAGES FROM

AUSTRALIA.

AND THAT'S SURPRISING.

I KNEW MY FAMILY WOULD ENJOY

IT AND LOVE IT.

BUT I'M JUST SURPRISED THAT

HOW WILD A VIDEO CAN GO

VIRAL AND HOW FAR IT CAN

REACH AS WELL.

Terry: I'M CURIOUS TO

ASK YOU THIS QUESTION,

BEACHER, BECAUSE MY CHILDREN

ARE YOUR AGES, AND I FEEL SO

SORRY FOR GUYS BECAUSE YOU

KIND OF HAVE TO COME UP WITH

SOME KIND OF AN AMAZING WAY

TO ASK THE WOMAN YOU LOVE TO

MARRY YOU.

DID YOU FEEL A LITTLE

PRESSURE TO DO THAT?

YES.

ABOUT A WEEK BEFORE, APRIL

HAD NO IDEA I WAS ABOUT TO

PROPOSE, AND SHE WAS LIKE,

OH, MY GOODNESS, YOU SHOULD

WATCH "THE GREATEST PROPOSAL

EVER."

AND I FELT SO MUCH

PRESSURE.

AND I'M JUST GLAD GOD

HELPED.

Terry: CONGRATULATIONS

TO BOTH OF YOU.

THAT'S REALLY WONDERFUL.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

Terry: APRIL AND

BEACHER, WE THANK YOU FOR

SHARING YOUR STORY.

AND THESE TWO FOUND LOVE

RIGHT HERE, NEXT DOOR, ON

THE CAMPUS OF REGENT

UNIVERSITY.

AND IT'S WHERE THEY HONED

THOSE VIDEO-MAKING FILMS

THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT.

YOU CAN CALL THE NUMBER YOU

SEE ON THE SCREEN, BUT NO

GUARANTEE WILL YOU MEET THE

LOVE OF YOUR LIFE, BUT WHO

KNOWS.

GORDON?

Gordon: STILL AHEAD, A

CHEATING WIFE AND A RELIEVED

HUSBAND.

LIKE, THIS IS MY CHANCE

TO GET OUT OF THE HELL THAT

I FELT LIKE I WAS IN.

Gordon: SEE HOW THIS

BROKEN MARRIAGE WAS

REMARRIED WHEN WE COME

BACK.

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AND WELCOME BACK TO "THE

700 CLUB."

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GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Gordon: STEVE AND

SHELLEY WERE HIGH SCHOOL

SWEETHEARTS.

THE TWO FELL IN LOVE, GOT

MARRIED, AND STARTING

WORKING TOGETHER AT A

CHURCH.

STEVE WAS A PASTOR, AND

SHELLEY WAS THE WORSHIP

LEADER, AND LIFE LOOKED

PERFECT UNTIL STEVE STARTED

FOCUSING ON HIS WORK ALL OF

THE TIME AND SHELLEY BEGAN

SEEING ANOTHER MAN.

*

WHEN I FIRST MET SHELLEY,

SHE JUST WAS A LOT OF FUN.

ALWAYS LAUGHING AND SHE WAS

BEAUTIFUL, AND SHE CAUGHT MY

EYE INSTANTLY BECAUSE OF

THAT.

TO BE COMPLETELY HONEST,

WHAT I WAS ATTRACTED TO WAS

THAT HE WAS, LIKE, THE BAD

KID, ACTUALLY.

I WAS THE GOOD GIRL.

I WASN'T THE ONE TO GET IN

TROUBLE.

WE DATED THREE YEARS

BEFORE WE ENDED UP DECIDING

THAT WE WERE GOING TO GET

MARRIED.

RIGHT BEFORE WE GOT

MARRIED, WE STARTED WORKING

WITH A YOUTH MINISTRY.

STEVE WAS ACTUALLY GETTING

LICENSED TO BE A PASTOR.

WE GOT MARRIED, AND

SHELLEY WAS 19 AND I WAS

21.

I LOVED THAT I NOW HAD A

HUSBAND I LOVED, THAT I WAS

GOING TO SPEND THE REST OF

MY LIFE WITH STEVE, MY HIGH

SCHOOL SWEETHEART.

I LED WORSHIP.

HE, YOU KNOW, WAS THE LEAD

PASTOR.

ABOUT EIGHT YEARS INTO

OUR MARRIAGE, WE HAD BUILT A

MINISTRY FROM 23 STUDENTS TO

HUNDREDS OF KIDS.

AND I HAD A STAFF WITH ME,

AND JUST ALL OF THE THINGS

THAT FROM THE OUTSIDE LOOKS

LIKE SUCCESS IN MINISTRY.

* WILL YOUR GRACE RUN OUT

* IF I LET...

WE STOP INVESTING.

WE DON'T ALWAYS HAVE THOSE

BIG, BOLD WARNING SIGNS.

* BECAUSE ALL I KNOW

* IS HOW TO RUN

YOUR MARRIAGE IS IN

TROUBLE.

GET HELP.

* BECAUSE I AM A SINNER, IF

IT'S NOT ONE THING, IT'S

ANOTHER *

IT WAS SLOWLY PULLING ME

AWAY.

AND THERE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE

BALANCE IN THERE.

* BUT YOU ARE THE SAVIOR,

AND YOU TAKEN BROKENESS

ASIDE *

* AND MAKE IT BEAUTIFUL

IT FELT RIGHT BECAUSE

WE'RE WORKING FOR GOD.

THIS IS WHAT WE NEED TO DO.

IN MY LIFE, I SET UP A

LOT OF BOUNDARIES, BUT I

NEVER HAD KIND OF A GUARD

AROUND MY MARRIAGE.

SO MINISTRY STARTED TO JUST

TAKE ALL OF MY TIME AND ALL

OF MY ATTENTION.

ALL OF HIS AFFIRMATION

WAS COMING THROUGH THE

MINISTRY.

YOU'RE DOING AMAZING.

THAT WAS A LIFE-CHANGING

MESSAGE.

OR, YOU KNOW, THE WAY THAT

YOU BRING INSIGHT -- AND

SOME OF THOSE OTHER THINGS

ALLOWED ME TO ALMOST BECOME

INTOXICATED.

AND I BEGAN TO FEEL LIKE

I WASN'T MATTERING TOO MUCH

IN THE PICTURE ANYMORE.

I BEGAN TO RESENT THE FACT

THAT I WENT INTO MINISTRY

WITH MY HUSBAND, AND

ULTIMATELY IT MADE ME RESENT

GOD, GOD AS A WHOLE.

I NEVER REALLY NOTICED AT

FIRST THAT THERE WAS EVEN A

DISTANCE FORMING BETWEEN ME

AND SHELLEY.

SO MANY LIES THAT KEPT

CREEPING INTO MY MIND.

IF YOU WOULD HAVE NEVER

MARRIED HIM, YOU NEVER WOULD

HAVE BEEN IN THIS SPOT.

SLOWLY THE ENEMY COMES IN

AND STARTS PULLING US TO THE

SIDE AND PULLING US APART.

IN THE WORD OF GOD, IT

SAYS THAT SATAN HAS COME TO

STEAL, KILL, AND DESTROY.

THROUGH THIS TIME SATAN HAS

STOLEN AWAY MY JOY, IT HAS

STOLEN AWAY MY LOVE FOR THE

MINISTRY, AND HE HAS STOLEN

AWAY MY LOVE FOR MY

HUSBAND.

I KNEW THAT THINGS WERE

FALLING APART.

BEING THE PASTOR'S WIFE, I

FELT LIKE I COULDN'T EVEN

ADMIT THAT.

I FELT LIKE I COULDN'T EVEN

EX FOR HELP.

> ASK FOR HELP.

YOU GET TO THE POINT THAT

NOW IT IS BROKEN, BUT WHAT

DO YOU DO?

HOW DO YOU FIX IT.

YOU HOPE THAT GOD WILL

INTERVENE, BUT IT STARTS TO

BECOME MORE AND MORE

FRACTURED AND BROKEN.

AND YOU GET TO A SPOT WHERE

YOU JUST FEEL HELPLESS.

I FOUND ANOTHER MAN THAT

WOULD ALLOW ME TO SPEAK MY

PROBLEMS TO HIM.

AND HE HAD NO PROBLEM

HEARING IT.

HE WOULD MAKE ME FEEL GOOD

ABOUT IT.

THROUGH THAT IT LED TO A

LIFE OF SIN, AND AN AFFAIR

THAT LASTED A WHILE.

AND EVERYTHING WITHIN ME HAD

JUST BECOME COMPLETELY

NUMB.

SO THE DAY CAME WHERE MY

HUSBAND UNCOVERED THE

AFFAIR, AND EVERYTHING CAME

OUT.

THERE WAS A PART OF ME

THAT WAS SO HURT AND

DEVASTATED AND

FEELING, LIKE, HOW COULD

THIS HAPPEN TO ME.

THE SAD PART IS THERE WAS A

LITTLE SENSE OF RELIEF, TO

WHERE I FELT LIKE NOW I'M

RIGHT BEFORE GOD TO END THIS

RELATIONSHIP.

THIS IS MY CHANCE TO GET OUT

OF THE HELL THAT I FELT THAT

I WAS IN.

WE BOTH CAME TO THE

REALIZATION THAT WE WERE

DONE, THAT THERE WAS NO HOPE

IN THIS MARRIAGE BECAUSE

WHEN YOU'RE LIED TO, THERE

IS A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF

BETRAYAL THAT TAKES PLACE IN

YOUR MIND, WHERE YOU FEEL

LIKE WAS ANYTHING TRUE?

I LET SO MANY PEOPLE

DOWN, AND SATAN TELLING ME,

NOW LOOK AT WHAT YOU'VE

DONE.

DURING THAT TIME, I JUST

FELT THE HOLY SPIRIT

IMPRESSING IN ME TO LOOK

PAST MY OWN PAIN AND TO SEE

HOW CHRIST SEES HER.

AND MY HEART JUST STARTED TO

GRIEVE FOR HER SOUL.

AND I REMEMBER JUST SAYING

TO HER, I KNOW THAT THERE IS

NO WAY TO KIND OF RECOVER

FROM THIS, BUT I WANT YOU TO

KNOW HOW MUCH GOD LOVES

YOU.

AND I REMEMBER GRABBING HER

HANDS TO PRAY.

I FELT LIKE I COULDN'T

EVEN UTTER A WORD TO GOD.

THERE WAS JUST A DEEP

DARKNESS.

THAT NIGHT WE WENT TO

BED, AND I REMEMBER WAKING

UP PRETTY EARLY IN THE

MORNING AND JUST FEELING

LIKE THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS

IMPRESSING ON ME TO JUST GO

AND SEEK HIM.

I COULD HEAR STEVE JUST

CRYING OUT TO GOD.

AND I KNEW HE WAS CRYING OUT

FOR ME.

AND I REMEMBER HEARING SO

CLEAR FROM GOD TO GO IN AND

GET HER.

AND I WENT INTO THE ROOM,

AND I JUST GRABBED HER BY

THE HANDS AND JUST STARTED

CRYING OUT TO GOD.

I FELT LIKE THERE WASN'T

ANYTHING THAT I COULD SAY TO

GOD.

GOD WAS DOING SOMETHING

IN ME AND DOING SOMETHING IN

HER.

I FELT GOD TELL ME THAT I

NEEDED TO GET ON MY FACE

BEFORE HIM.

AND I SAW SUCH A CLEAR

WERE ATTACHED TO HER.

AND I WAS, LIKE, NO, I JUST

WANT HER TO BE FREE.

IN THAT MOMENT, GOD DID

SOMETHING SO MIRACULOUS.

AND I CRIED OUT TO HIM IN

A WAY I NEVER CRIED OUT

BEFORE.

AND I JUST HAVE THIS PICTURE

OF HIM TAKING ALL OF THESE

WORDS FROM HIS HEART, HE WAS

DYING TO HEAR FROM ME, AND

HE JUSTPE JUST PUT THEM

RIGHT IN MY MOUTH.

AND EVERY ONE OF THOSE WORDS

I JUST CRIED OUT TO HIM.

AND IN THAT MOMENT, GOD SET

ME FREE.

AND I FELT LIKE THERE WAS A

GENUINE REPENTANCE AND THAT

HE JUST COMPLETELY RELEASED

ME.

AND I FELT LIKE THAT WAS THE

FIRST TIME IN SO LONG THAT I

WAS ABLE TO SPEAK TO HIM,

AND THAT HE CARED TO HEAR

WHAT I HAD TO SAY.

AND A WEIGHT WAS JUST

COMPLETELY LIFTED OFF ME.

I WAS ABLE TO OFFER

GENUINE FORGIVENESS.

AND IT WAS THREE DAYS AFTER

FINDING OUT OF AN AFFAIR

THAT WAS TAKING PLACE.

I WAS ABLE TO GENUINELY

FORGIVE.

AND I REMEMBER JUST

TELLING HIM HOW SORRY I WAS

FOR EVERYTHING I HAD DONE.

AND I WAS SO SORRY FOR HOW I

HAD HURT HIM.

AND I JUST ASKED HIM IF HE

COULD FORGIVE ME.

AND OUR MARRIAGE HAS NEVER

BEEN THE SAME SINCE THEN.

WE JUST ARE LIVING IN

WHAT'S NEW BECAUSE OF

REPENTANCE AND FORGIVENESS.

AND THOSE TWO PIECES ARE THE

MIRACLE OF RESTORATION.

IT'S BEEN ABOUT FOUR

YEARS NOW SINCE THE MIRACLE

TOOK PLACE.

AND FOR THE FIRST THREE

YEARS, IT WAS JUST A TIME OF

WAITING ON GOD.

AND DURING THAT TIME, I WAS

REALLY DIGGING INTO HIS WORD

AND SPENDING A LOT OF TIME

IN PRAYER, AND JUST REALLY

SEEKING OUT WHO HE IS.

GOD, TO ME NOW, IS MY

EVERYTHING.

OUR MARRIAGE IS AMAZING.

WE LOVE EACH OTHER.

OUR MARRIAGE IS A PRIORITY.

WE'RE CONSTANTLY WORKING ON

IT, AND CONSTANTLY WANT IT

TO BE THE BEST IT CAN BE.

THE MIRACLE THAT TOOK PLACE

WITHIN US IS THAT HE TOOK

SOMETHING THAT WAS SO BROKEN

AND IN PIECES, AND BECAUSE

OF GENUINE FORGIVENESS AND

GENUINE REPENTANCE, HE MADE

SOMETHING SO BEAUTIFUL.

* BECAUSE I AM A SINNER

* IF IT'S NOT ONE THING,

IT'S ANOTHER *

* CAUGHT UP IN WORK

* BUT YOU ARE THE SAVIOR

* AND YOU TAKE BROKENNESS

ASIDE *

* AND MAKE IT BEAUTIFUL

* BEAUTIFUL

Gordon: STEVE AND

SHELLEY ARE A MIRACLE.

AND THAT SAME KIND OF

MIRACLE CAN HAPPEN TO YOU.

ON THIS VALENTINE'S DAY, IS

YOUR MARRIAGE STRUGGLING?

ARE YOU GOING THROUGH

DIFFICULTY?

ARE YOU GOING TO -- ARE YOU

GOING EVEN THROUGH THE

DIFFICULTY THAT STEVE AND

SHELLEY WENT THROUGH?

WHEN JESUS WAS ASKED, WHY IS

THERE A BIBLICAL BASIS FOR

DIVORCE, HE SAID BECAUSE OF

OUR HARDNESS OF HEART.

THAT'S WHY MOSES PUT THAT

INTO THE TORAH.

BECAUSE OF OUR HARDNESS OF

HEART.

NOW, WHAT CAUSES THAT?

WELL, ON ONE SIDE, SHELLEY'S

SIDE, SIN.

SIN WILL SEPARATE YOU FROM

GOD.

IT MAY START OFF SMALL, BUT

SOON IT BUILDS.

AND YOU HEARD HER SAY, I

JUST FELT NUMB.

AND THAT'S THE WAY IT

STARTS.

AND THEN OVER TIME YOU

WONDER WHERE GOD IS

ANYMORE.

YOU DON'T FEEL HIS

PRESENCE.

YOU DON'T HEAR HIS VOICE.

AND ALL YOU HAVE IS YOUR

SIN.

AND YOU KNOW IT'S LEADING

YOU INTO DEATH, BUT FOR

WHATEVER REASON, YOU CAN'T

STOP.

YOU CAN'T TURN AWAY.

ON THE OTHER SIDE, WITH

STEVE, IT'S THE OFFENSE.

IT IS THE BITTERNESS AND THE

RESENTMENT AND THE HURT THAT

TAKE OVER.

AND THAT LEADS TO HARDNESS

OF HEART AS WELL.

WHICH IS WHY JESUS COMMANDED

US TO FORGIVE.

NOT JUST ONCE OR TWICE, BUT

SEVEN TIMES 70.

BUT IF YOU'RE ABLE TO DO IT,

IF YOU'RE ABLE TO DO WHAT

SHELLEY AND STEVE DID, AND

IT'S A JOINT EFFORT -- IT'S

NOT UP TO JUST ONE; IT'S A

JOINT EFFORT -- SHELLEY HAD

TO TURN.

SHE HAD TO STOP.

SHE HAD TO REPENT, WHICH

MEANS TURN AWAY FROM YOUR

SINS.

TURN AWAY FROM WHAT YOU'RE

DOING AND COME BACK TO GOD.

AND THEN FOR STEVE, HE HAD

TO FORGIVE.

AND NOT JUST WITH THE WORDS

OF HIS MOUTH.

HE HAD TO FORGIVE FROM HIS

HEART.

IF THERE WAS ANY HOPE FOR

THEIR MARRIAGE TO BE

RESTORED, STEVE HAD TO

FORGIVE.

AND FIND THE WONDERFUL

RELEASE THAT COMES.

NOW, THAT CAN HAPPEN TO

YOU.

IF YOU DO THE SAME THING.

IF YOU FAVOR TH FOLLOW THE

SAME PROCEDURE, THAT MIRACLE

CAN HAPPEN TO YOU.

I LOVE THE WORDS OF JESUS.

"THERE IS NO SIN THAT CANNOT

BE FORGIVEN."

IF YOU TURN, IF YOU

GENUINELY WANT TO RESTORE

YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM,

AND TO RESTORE THE

RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR

SPOUSE, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO

IS TURN AND REPENT AND SAY,

I LEAVE THAT BEHAVIOR

BEHIND.

I DON'T WANT TO DO THAT

ANYMORE.

I WANT TO BE HERE, WITH

YOU.

AND THEN ON THE OTHER SIDE,

ARE YOU WILLING TO FORGIVE?

ARE YOU WILLING TO LET IT

GO?

NOT JUST WITH THE WORDS OF

YOUR MOUTH, BUT FROM YOUR

HEART.

IF YOU NEED HELP WITH THIS,

IF YOU NEED SOMEONE TO PRAY

WITH YOU, JUST TO SAY HOW

CAN I GET THIS DONE, REALIZE

WITH GOD NOTHING IS

IMPOSSIBLE.

HE IS ABLE TO DO THINGS.

HE IS ABLE TO MELT THE

HARDEST HEART.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

TO OUT TO HIM.

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TERRY, OVER TO YOU.

Terry: UP NEXT, IT IS

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY.

WE'LL SHOW YOU WHAT IS

BRINGING THREE GENERATIONS

TOGETHER AROUND THE TV SET.

SO DON'T GO AWAY.

Gordon: WELL, STUDIES

SHOW THE AVERAGE CHILD

WATCHES MORE THAN 30 HOURS

OF TELEVISION A WEEK.

AND THAT DOESN'T COUNT THE

TIME THEY SPENT PARKED IN

FRONT OF THE COMPUTER OR

PLAYING VIDEO GAMES.

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THIS SCREEN TIME ISN'T

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Reporter: IT'S STORY

TIME WITH THE McBRIDES.

THE BOYS ARE REENACT THE ONE

THEY ALL KNOW WELL.

DANIEL AND THE LION'S DEN.

IN THIS HOUSE, "SUPERBOOK"

INSPIRES A VERY CAPTIVE

AUDIENCE.

THEY HANG ON EVERY WORD AND

ACTION.

BUT WHAT MOM AND DAD LIKE

ABOUT IT IS THAT THE KIDS

ARE LEARNING.

THEY THINK THEY'RE JUST

WATCHING CARTOONS ABOUT

STORIES THAT ARE GOING ON IN

THE BIBLE.

BUT THERE ARE LESSONS TO BE

LEARNED AS THEY WATCH THEM.

THINGS THEY WOULDN'T

THINK ABOUT NORMALLY, GIZMO

AND THOSE CHARACTERS HELP

THEM FIGURE THINGS OUT.

Reporter: WHICH IS WHY

THE McBRIDES ARE MEMBERS

OF THE "SUPERBOOK" D.V.D.

CLUB.

AND EVERYONE HAS THEIR

FAVORITE STORIES.

THE FIRST SCRIPTURE IS MY

FAVORITE D.V.D. BECAUSE IT

TEACHES ABOUT THE BEGINNING

OF JESUS CHRIST.

NOAH'S ARK IS MY

FAVORITE.

MY FAVORITE IS REVELATION

BECAUSE IT HAS THE MOST

ACTION OUT OF ALL OF THE

OTHER "SUPERBOOK"S.

Reporter: THIS

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BIBLE COME TO LIFE FOR HER

LITTLE ONES.

I WAS A SUNDAY SCHOOL

TEACHER, AND WE TAUGHT ALL

OF THE CHILDREN ALL OF THE

STORIES IN THE BIBLE, NOAH'S

ARK, BUT "SUPERBOOK" KIND OF

PUTS EVERYTHING INTO

PERSPECTIVE.

FORGIVE US, BROTHER, FOR

EVERYTHING WE HAVE DONE TO

YOU.

WHEN THE CHILDREN ARE

WATCHING THIS, EVERYTHING

THAT THEY HEARD ABOUT IN

SUNDAY SCHOOL COMES TO

LIFE.

* COME TURN THE PAGES OF

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TERRY?

Terry: STILL AHEAD,

YOUR E-MAIL QUESTIONS.

MISSY SAYS, "I READ RECENTLY

THAT VALENTINE'S DAY IS A

PAGAN HOLIDAY.

IS THIS TRUE?

AS CHRISTIANS, SHOULD WE

CELEBRATE IT?"

GORDON WILL ANSWER THAT AND

MORE NEXT.

Terry: LET'S "BRING IT

ON" WITH SOME OF YOUR E-MAIL

QUESTIONS.

GORDON, THIS FIRST ONE IS

FROM MISSY WHO SAYS, "I READ

RECENTLY THAT VALENTINE'S

DAY IS A PAGAN HOLIDAY.

IS THIS TRUE?

SAAS CHRISTIANS, SHOULD WE

CELEBRATE IT?"

Gordon: MISSY, READ

HISTORY ON ST. VALENTINE --

THAT IS THE SOURCE HERE.

THERE IS A LONG HISTORY.

IT GOES BACK TO, I THINK,

THE THIRD CENTURY.

HERE ST. VALENTINE WAS

CELEBRATING MARRIAGES AMONG

CHRISTIANS.

AT THAT POINT IN TIME, THAT

WAS ILLEGAL IN THE ROMAN

EMPIRE.

AND ACCORDING TO THE LEGEND,

HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR THAT.

HE WAS MARTYRED BECAUSE HE

BELIEVED IN MARRIAGE.

AND HE WAS SECRETLY MARRYING

CHRISTIANS.

NOW, HAVE SOME PAGAN THINGS

CREPT IN?

CUPID IS NOT IN THE BIBLE.

THERE ARE PARTS OF IT.

BUT YOU CAN FEEL CONFIDENT

IT IS A CHRISTIAN HOLIDAY.

Terry: SANDRA SAYS, "I

KNOW THERE IS STILL SIN IN

ME.

I ALSO BELIEVE IN THE GRACE

MESSAGE.

HOW DO I RECONCILE 1 JOHN 3:

6 "HE H WHO ABIDES IN HIM

DOES NOT SIN?"

Gordon: YOU NEED TO

NEED THE WHOLE LETTER.

WHAT THAT VERSE IS TALKING

ABOUT IS RECURRING SIN.

IF YOU STAY IN SIN, YOU'RE

LITERALLY DENYING YOUR

FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD.

SO YOU'RE GETTING TO THE

POINT WHERE YOU'RE GOING TO

SEAR YOUR CONSCIENCE.

HERE IS ANOTHER PART OF THAT

SAME LETTER, 1 JOHN 6-10:

"IF WE SAY WE HAVE

FELLOWSHIP WITH HIM AND WALK

IN DARKNESS, WE LIE AND DO

NOT PRACTICE THE TRUTH."

AND THAT'S THE RECURRING

SIN.

"BUT IF WE WALK IN THE

LIGHT, AS HE IS IN THE

LIGHT, WE HAVE FELLOWSHIP

WITH ONE ANOTHER, THERE IS A

COMMUNITY OF BELIEVERS, AND

THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST,

HIS SON, CLEANSES US FROM

ALL SIN.

IF WE SAY WE HAVE NO SIN, WE

DECEIVE OURSELVES AND THE

TRUTH IS NOT IN US.

IF WE CONFESS OUR SINS, HE

IS FAITHFUL AND JUST TO

FORGIVE US OUR SINS AND TO

CLEANSE US FROM ALL

UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.

IF WE SAY WE HAVE NOT

SINNED, WE MAKE HIM A LIAR

AND HIS WORD IS NOT IN US."

IF YOU READ THAT OTHER PART,

IT BECOMES CLEAR THE

MEANING, IT IS THE

CONTINUING SIN.

SO WALK IN THE LIGHT.

TURN TO THE LIGHT.

I LIKE TO TELL PEOPLE, KEEP

SHORT ACCOUNTS WITH GOT.

GOD.

IF YOU MESSED UP, IF YOU

HAVE FALLEN, THE QUICKER YOU

TURN, THE QUICKER THAT

FELLOWSHIP GETS RESTORED.

AND CONFESS YOUR SINS AND HE

WILL BE FAITHFUL AND JUST TO

FORGIVE YOU.

Terry: RICK SAYS, "I

HAVE A FRIEND WHO IS

INVOLVED IN ONGOING SEXUAL

SIN.

SHE SAYS SHE IS A CHRISTIAN,

AND HER TESTIMONY SOUNDS

GENUINE, BUT SHE IS NOT

WILLING TO STOP.

IN LIGHT OF VERSES SUCH AS 1

CORINTHIANS 5, AM I TO

DISASSOCIATE WITH HER?

I KNOW THIS WAS WRITTEN TO

THE CHURCH, BUT IS THIS

VERSE TO BE TAKEN ON AN

INDIVIDUAL LEVEL, ALSO?"

Gordon: YOUR FRIEND IS

CAUGHT IN SIN.

AND THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS.

YOU LITERALLY GET TRAPPED IN

IT, AND YOU START MAKING

EXCUSES, AND YOU START LYING

ABOUT IT.

AND SOON IT JUST LEADS TO

MORE AND MORE SIN.

HERE IS WHAT JESUS DID WITH

THE SAME TYPE OF PERSON.

MATTHEW 11: "THE SON OF MAN

KEPT EATING AND DRINKING,

AND THEY SAID, LOOK, A

GLUTTEN AND A FRIEND OF TAX

COLLECTORS AND SINNERS," AND

THE SINNERS THERE, HE WAS

HANGING OUT WITH

PROSTITUTES.

HE THOUGHT WOMEN IN SIN WERE

HIS FRIENDS, AND SO HE WAS

THE FRIEND OF THEM.

BUT THEN IT ENDS, "WISDOM IS

JUSTIFIED BY HER CHILDREN."

WHICH IS AN INTERESTING

PARENTHETICAL AT THE END OF

THAT.

BECAUSE THEY GOT SAVED.

THAT'S THE PURPOSE OF JESUS

BEING THE FRIEND OF THE

SINNER, IS THEY GET SAVED.

IF A FRIEND OF YOURS IS

CAUGHT IN SIN, FOLLOW THE

WORDS OF GALATIANS: "DEAR

BROTHERS AND SISTERS, IF

ANOTHER CHRISTIAN IS

OVERCOME BY SOME SIN, YOU

WHO ARE GODLY SHOULD GENTLY

AND HUMBLY HELP THAT PERSON

BACK ON TO THE RIGHT PATH,

AND BE CAREFUL NOT TO FALL

INTO THE SAME TEMPTATION

YOURSELF."

SO IS THIS THE WORD ABOUT

THE FELLOWSHIP FOR THE

CHURCH?

YES, IT HAS TO DO WITH

TAKING COMMUNION, BEING PART

OF THE SACRAMENTS.

IN THE MODERN CHURCH, WE'VE

KIND OF GOTTEN AWAY FROM

THAT.

IF SOMEBODY GETS DISFELLOW

SHPPED DISFELLOWSHIPPED,

THEY JUST GO TO A NEW

CHURCH.

CAN YOU, AS HER FRIEND,

HUMBLY AND GENTLY HELP HER.

IF SHE RESISTS THAT, THEN

YOU'VE GOT A CHOICE TO

MAKE.

IF YOU DON'T WANT TO

MAINTAIN THAT FRIENDSHIP,

THAT WOULD BE FINE.

BUT I WOULD CAUTION YOU,

DON'T FALL INTO THE SAME

TEMPTATION.

GOOD MORALS CAN BE CORRUPTED

BY BAD COMPANY.

SO WATCH YOURSELF AND GUARD

YOUR OWN HEART.

Terry: UH-HUH.

"I'M A NEW CHRISTIAN WOMAN,

AND I'VE WANTED TO VISIT THE

HOLY LAND, BUT I'VE ALWAYS

THOUGHT IT WAS DANGEROUS TO

GO.

I SEE CHURCH GROUPS GOING,

AND WHY DON'T THEY SEE

DANGER.

DO I HAVE THE WRONG

IMPRESSION?"

Gordon: SUSIE, YOU HAVE

THE WRONG IMPRESSION.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY

ABOUT YOUR SAFETY IN

ISRAEL.

I'VE BEEN MANY TIMES.

I CAN'T EVEN COUNT THEM

ALL.

AND I'M PLANNING TO GO BACK

AGAIN.

ARE THERE AREAS WHERE I

DON'T GO?

YES.

YOU NEED TO BE WISE AND KNOW

WHERE THOSE AREAS ARE.

BUT THE RULE OF THUMB, IF

IT'S IN JEWISH CONTROL, THEN

YOU'LL HAVE PLENTY OF

SAFETY.

AND YOU WON'T NEED TO

WORRY.

AND IT WILL BE A WONDERFUL

TIME.

I ENCOURAGE CHRISTIANS TO GO

TO THE HOLY LAND.

IT WILL REALLY REINFORCE

YOUR FAITH.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM 1 CORINTHIANS:

"LOVE BEARS ALL THINGS,

BELIEVES ALL THINGS, HOPES

ALL THINGS, ENDURES ALL

THINGS.

LOVE NEVER FAILS."

LET THAT BE A WONDERFUL

VALENTINE'S MESSAGE FOR

YOU.

LOVE NEVER FAILS, AND IT

WON'T FAIL YOU.

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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