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The 700 Club - Feb 27, 2014

Evan was chasing his fashion model dream in NYC, but the lifestyle was causing him to compromise his faith. Plus, a mass in Mike's right lung miraculously disappears while his doctors are preparing for surgery. Read Transcript


I'M, LIKE, LET'S DO THIS

THING.

A YOUNG STAR, IN OVER HIS

HEAD.

I JUST BECAME A TOTALLY

DIFFERENT PERSON.

WHY HE RAN AWAY FROM THE

RUNWAY.

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN I

HEARD THIS VOICE, LIKE,

DUDE, YOU NEED TO STOP

THIS.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

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Pat: WELCOME, LADIES

AND GENTLEMEN, TO THIS

EDITION OF "THE 700 CLUB."

IT IS A FIERCE LEGAL

BATTLEMEN BATTLE.

HERE IT IS: IF YOU'RE IN NEW

YORK AND YOU'RE A HOMOSEXUAL

AND YOU'RE A BARTENDER, YOU

CAN REFUSE SERVICE TO A

REPUBLICAN OR A BORN AGAIN

CHRISTIAN, OR SOMEBODY YOU

DON'T LIKE, WITH IMPUNITY.

NO PROBLEM.

IF YOU HAPPEN TO LIVE IN

CALIFORNIA AND YOU RUN A

BAKERY AND YOU HAPPEN TO BE

A BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIAN AND

YOU SAY I DON'T WANT TO BAKE

A CAKE FOR A HOMOSEXUAL

WEDDING, YOU CAN GO TO

JAIL.

WHICH WAY SHOULD IT BE?

ARIZONA PASSED A BILL THAT

WANTED TO SAY THAT BAKER

SHOULDN'T BE PROSECUTED FOR

FOLLOWING HIS RELIGIOUS

BELIEFS.

BUT THE GOVERNOR HAS JUST

VETOED THAT MEASURE, AND THE

THREATS WERE THAT YOU WILL

LOSE THE SUPER BOWL IN

PHOENIX.

Terry: IN THE END, THE

GOVERNOR OF ARIZONA SAID SHE

THOUGHT THE BILL WASN'T

NECESSARY IN HER STATE AND

SHE VETOED IT.

CHARLENE ISRAEL HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: OPPONENTS OF

THE LEGISLATION CALLED IT A

FORM OF LEGALIZED

DISCRIMINATION.

AND REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR JAN

BREWER AGREED.

BREWER VETOED THE MEASURE,

SAYING THAT IF PASSED, IT

HAD THE POTENTIAL TO CAUSE

MORE PROBLEMS THAN IT WOULD

SOLVE.

THE BILL IS BROADLY

WORDED AND COULD RESULT IN

UNINTENDED AND NEGATIVE

CONSEQUENCES.

Reporter: THE MEASURE

WAS DESIGNED TO PROTECT THE

RELIGIOUS BELIEFS OF

BUSINESSES AND

ORGANIZATIONS, AND LET THEM

DENY SERVICES TO HOMOSEXUALS

IF THOSE BELIEFS WERE BEING

VIOLATED.

WE WANT FOR PEOPLE TO

HAVE THEIR BELIEF SYSTEMS

PROTECTED.

Reporter: THE PROPOSAL

DIVIDED REPUBLICANS.

SOME ARGUED IT WASN'T ABOUT

DISCRIMINATION, BUT ABOUT

PROTECTING RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM.

STEVE YARBORO

SAID, QUOTE,"THIS BILL IS

NOT ABOUT ALLOWING

DISCRIMINATION.

THIS BILL IS ABOUT

PREVENTING DISCRIMINATION

AGAINST PEOPLE WHO ARE

CLEARLY LIVING OUT THEIR

FAITH."

THIS SENATOR SAID, "I'M SURE

IT WAS A DIFFICULT DAY FOR

HER, BUT IT IS A SAD DAY

WHEN PROTECTING LIBERTY IS

CONSIDERED CONTROVERSIAL."

SEVERAL PROMINENT

REPUBLICANS, LIKE MITT

ROMNEY, URGED BREWER TO

REJECT THE BILL.

AND ONE OF THE FIRST PEOPLE

TO CONGRATULATE HER ON HER

DECISION WAS REPUBLICAN

SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN.

ALSO ON THE SIDE OF THE

OPPOSITION, THE NATIONAL

FOOTBALL LEAGUE.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL, AND

THE HISPANIC NATIONAL BAR

ASSOCIATION.

ALL CITING CONCERN THAT THE

LAW WOULD HURT THE STATE'S

ECONOMY BY DRIVING AWAY

BUSINESS.

THE CONTROVERSIAL BILL CAME

AFTER TWO GAY

WEDDING-RELATED LAWSUITS IN

OREGON AND NEW MEXICO.

IN THOSE CASES, STATE COURTS

SIDED WITH GAY COUPLES

INSTEAD OF CHRISTIAN

BUSINESS OWNERS.

BUT BREWER SAID SHE DIDN'T

KNOW IF ANY CASES IN ARIZONA

WHERE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM HAD

BEEN VIOLATED.

CHARLENE ISRAEL, CBN NEWS.

Pat: WHAT IS HAPPENING

IN AMERICA IS WE HAVE

CHANGED THE FUNDAMENTAL WAY

WE VIEW MORALITY.

WE'VE GONE AWAY FROM A

BIBLICAL-BASED STANDARD TO A

STANDARD BASED ON WHAT

HOLLYWOOD HAS TO SAY OR

MADISON AVENUE OR WHOEVER.

IT LOOKS LIKE THERE WAS

OVERWHELMING OPPOSITION TO

GAY MARRIAGE, AND THAT HAS

MOUSHIFTED.

NOW SHIFTED.

SO PROBABLY A MAJORITY OF

PEOPLE SAY IF GAYS WANT TO

GET MARRIED, THAT'S THEIR

BUSINESS.

AMERICA IS WORRIED WE ARE

LOSING OUR RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM.

AND JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: THAT'S

RIGHT.

MOST PEOPLE THINK RELIGIOUS

LIBERTY IN AMERICA IS FACING

A DOWNTURN.

THE POLL FINDS 54% OF

AMERICANS SAY RELIGIOUS

LIBERTY IS ON THE DECLINE,

AND 50% SAY CHRISTIANS IN

THE COUNTRY ARE INCREASINGLY

BEING SUBJECTED

INTOLERANCE.

TEXAS IS THE LATEST STATE TO

HAVE A BAN ON SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE STRUCK DOWN, AT

LEAST FOR NOW.

A FEDERAL JUDGE RULED THAT A

VOTER-APPROVED AMENDMENT

BANNING SAME-SEX WEDDINGS IS

UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

BUT THE JUDGE DID ISSUE A

STAY IN THE DECISION UNTIL

THE COURT RULES NEXT YEAR.

THERE ARE GOOD PEOPLE ON

BOTH SIDES OF THE ISSUE.

AS THE COURT POINTED OUT

TODAY, TODAY'S RULING IS

JUST ONE STEP ALONG THE

PATHWAY TOWARDS RESOLVING

THIS.

Reporter: TEXAS

GOVERNOR RICK PERRY

CONDEMNED THE RULING IN A

STATEMENT SAYING, "IT IS NOT

THE ROLE OF THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT TO OVERTURN THE

WILL OF OUR CITIZENS.

IT GUARANTEES TEXAS VOTERS

THE FREEDOM TO MAKE THESE

DECISIONS, AND THIS IS

ANOTHER ATTEMPT TO ACHIEVE,

BY THE COURTS, WHAT COULDN'T

BE ACHIEVED AT THE BALLOT

BOX."

FEDERAL JUDGES HAVE RECENTLY

STRUCK DOWN GAY MARRIAGE

BANS IN UTAH, VIRGINIA, AND

OKLAHOMA.

DOZENS OF HEAVILY ARMED

GUNMAN TOOK OVER THE

BUILDINGS IN CRIMEA.

THEY SUPPORT RUSSIA.

CRIMEA HAS LONG BEEN CLOSE

TO RUSSIA, AND MANY PEOPLE

THERE STILL SPEAK THE

LANGUAGE.

CBN'S GEORGE THOMAS IS ON

THE SCENE, AND REPORTS WHY

MANY IN THE REGION STILL

HAVE STRONG ALLEGIANCES TO

RUSSIA.

George: IN SOUTHERN

UKRAINE, ALONG THE SHORES OF

THE BLACK SEA, ANOTHER

POLITICAL CRISIS GROWS AS

PRO-RUSSIAN DEMONSTRATORS

WELCOME THE INSTALLATION OF

A RUSSIAN MAYOR IN THIS

UKRAINIAN CITY.

IT IS A LEGENDARY RUSSIAN

CITY AND IT MUST STAY THAT

WAY.

George: HIS FOLLOWERS

ARE ANGRY AT HIS OVERTHROW.

A BUNCH OF BANDITS HAVE

TAKEN OVER KIEV, AND WE

WON'T RECOGNIZE THEM.

George: ETHNIC RUSSIANS

MAKE UP ABOUT 60% OF THE

POPULATION.

SINCE VIKTOR YANUKOVYCH'S

IMPEACHMENT, A GROWING

NUMBER OF THEM WANT TO

SEPARATE FROM UKRAINE AND

REJOIN RUSSIA.

YES, I AM WILLING TO

FIGHT AND GO TO WAR AGAINST

THOSE FASCISTS IN KIEV.

George: ON WEDNESDAY,

THOSE WHO SUPPORT UKRAINE

CRASHED WITH DEMONSTRATORS

IN SIMFEROPOL, WHO WERE

CALLING FOR STRONGER TIES

WITH RUSSIA.

AT LEAST 20 PEOPLE WERE

INJURED.

WHILE ANTI-UKRAINIAN

SENTIMENTS OF HIGH HERE, SO

DO ARE OTHER FEELINGS.

I THINK BAD OF AMERICA

BECAUSE THEY GOT INVOLVED IN

A CONFLICT SITUATION IN

UKRAINE.

WE BLAMEç THEM.ç

GO BACK TO AMERICA!

GET OUT OF SIMFEROPOL, THE

RUSSIAN CITY OF SIMFEROPOL.

GET OUT!

THAT'S IT.

George: CRIMEA IS A

HUGE STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE TO

RUSSIA.

IT IS HOME TO RUSSIA'S BLACK

IS SEA NAVAL FLEET.

THE CHANGE IN GOVERNMENT IN

KIEV HAS RAISED SOME SERIOUS

QUESTIONS ABOUT RUSSIA'S

CONTINUED PRESENCE HERE IN

THE CRIMEAN PORT CITY OF

SIMFEROPOL.

IT HAS SOME 25,000 PERSONNEL

STATIONED HERE.

THEY NEED TO BE HERE TO

PROTECT THE CITY, ESPECIALLY

WITH ALL THAT IS GOING ON IN

THE COUNTRY.

George: CARRYING

BANNERS READING "GOD BLESS

RUSSIA," AND "SAVE

SIMFEROPOL," THEY CONTINUE

TO MEET EACH NIGHT IN THE

CITY SQUARE.

ASKING RUSSIA TO PROTECT

THEIR TERRITORY FROM

FASCISTS COMING FROM

UKRAINE.

Reporter: PAT, THE

SITUATION THERE IS EXTREMELY

TENUOUS.

Pat: YOU KNOW, SOME

COMMENTATOR HAS SAID YOU'RE

LOOKING AT IS A BUNCH OF OLD

MEN, PENSIONERS, AND THEY

DON'T REALLY HAVE ANY

INFLUENCE.

THEY'RE HARDLY GOING TO

CHANGE THE SITUATION.

AND THAT'S REALLY WHO IS

THERE, A BUNCH OF RETIREES,

AND PRO-RUSSIAN ACTIVISTS.

REMEMBER THE CRIMEAN WAR?

THAT WAS THE DISASTER THAT

GREAT BRITAIN GOT INTO, AND

THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT

BRIGADE, AS I RECALL, WAS IN

THE CRIMEA, WHERE THE NOBLE

PEOPLE CHARGED INTO THE

RUSSIAN GUNS.

SO IT WAS BRITAIN VERSUS

RUSSIA IN THE CRIMEA.

SO THEY'RE STILL AT IT.

Terry: THAT'S A VERY

SEPARATE, LITTLE ENTITY AT

THE BOTTOM OF UKRAINE.

COULDN'T THEY PAR TITION

THAPARTITION THAT OFF AND

LET IT BE UKRAINE.

Pat: THEN PUTIN WILL

HAVE AN EXCUSE THAT THESE

ARE RUSSIANS AND THEY'RE

CALLING FOR SUPPORT, AND SO

I'M BRINGING SOME TROOPS

IN.

Pat THAT WOULD BE

HORRIBLE.

AND THAT'S THE EXCUSE THAT

HITLER USED IN

CZECHOSLOVAKIA.

HE SAID THESE PEOPLE ARE

GERMAN CITIZENS AND THEY

WENT IN AND AWAY THEY WENT.

I DON'T THINK THEY -- I

DON'T KNOW WHAT AMERICA CAN

DO ANY LONGER.

YOU CAN'T COUNT ON AMERICA

DOING ANYTHING.

BUT YOU WOULD THINK THE

WESTERN POWERS WOULD SAY NO

TO PUTIN, AND I THINK THAT'S

WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO.

AMAZING, IN TODAY'S NEWS,

THERE WAS A RUSSIAN SHIP, A

FRIGGOT, IN HAVANA HARBOR.

THE RUSSIAN PRESIDENT CALLED

UP ABOUT 120,000 TROOPS TO

ACTIVE DUTY.

AND THEY'RE MARCHING BACK

AND FORTH ALONG THE BORDER

TO SHOW STRENGTH.

THE QUESTION IS WHETHER

THERE IS ENOUGH WILL IN THE

WESTERN POWERS, GERMANY,

FRANCE, UNITED STATES, GREAT

BRITAIN AND SO FORTH, TO SAY

NO, YOU CAN'T DO THIS.

I THINK THAT'S THE WAY IT IS

RIGHT NOW.

JOHN?

Reporter: PAT,

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS TAKING

OVER POWERS THAT SHOULD

BELONG TO CONGRESS.

THAT'S THE WARNING FROM

CONSTITUTIONAL EXPERTS AND

SOME MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.

IN A HEARING BEFORE THE

HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE,

LIBERAL LEGAL PROFESSOR

JONATHAN TURLEY WARNED THAT

EVEN THOUGH HE CRITICIZED

PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR TAKING

OVER TOO MUCH POWER.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS

ACCELERATING THAT TREND.

THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON

REPORTS, HE SAID IT COULD

THREATEN THE COUNTRY.

FRANKLY, HE SAYS, I AM VERY

ALARMED ABOUT THE

IMPLICATIONS OF THAT

AGGREGATION OF POWER.

AND LEGAL PROFESSOR

ELIZABETH FOLEY WARNED THAT

THE PRESIDENT IS MAKING

CONGRESS IRRELEVANT.

SHE SAID, "WE ARE A COUNTRY

OF LAW AND NOT OF MEN."

SHE SAID IF CONGRESS WANTS

TO STAY RELEVANT, IT SHOULD

NOT STAND BY AND LET THE

PRESIDENT TAKE AWAY ITS

POWER.

PAT?

Pat: WHO IS LETTING THE

PRESIDENT -- HIS NAME IS

HARRY REID.

AND HE IS THE MAJORITY

LEADER OF THE SENATE.

AND THEY TALK ABOUT THE

CONGRESS BEING SUPINE.

WELL, HE IS A LAP DOG OF

OBAMA.

HE REPRESENTED, I THINK, THE

UNIONS.

I DON'T KNOW IF IT WAS THE

GAMBLING UNITS AND OTHERS IN

LAS VEGAS.

BUT HE IS A POWERFUL GUY

BEHIND THE SCENES.

AND HE HAS BOTTLED UP DOZENS

AND DOZENS OF PIECES OF

LEGISLATION.

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SEND BILLS OVER AND THEY DIE

AND HARRY REID'S SENATE, AND

THEN HE TURNS AROUND AND

BLAMES THE REPUBLICANS FOR

NOT DOING ANYTHING.

IT IS A SAD STATE WHEN YOU

HAVE COMPLICITY BETWEEN ONE

MAN IN THE SENATE -- ONE

MAN -- AND A PRESIDENT WHO

IS A COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS.

AND THE TWO ARE DOING

EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO MOVE

POWER AWAY FROM THE ELECTED

REPRESENTATIVES INTO A KABOW

IN WASHINGTON.

IT IS A VERY DANGEROUS

TREND, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN.

THEY'RE SUBVERTED THE

CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED

STATES.

WE GOT ALL UPSET ABOUT

RICHARD NIXON AND WHAT HIS

PEOPLE DID AND THIS IS MUCH

BIGGER.

JOHN?

Reporter: THE HOUSE

COMMITTEE INVESTIGATING THE

I.R.S. IS RECALLING LOIS

LEARNER.

THEY REQUESTED SHE APPEAR

BEFORE THE PANEL NEXT WEEK

TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.

THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW

AND JUSTICE CHIEF COUNSEL

JAY SECULO SAYS THE DECISION

TO RECALL HER TO TESTIFY IS

NOT ONLY APPROPRIATE, BUT

NECESSARY TO GET TO THE

BECOME OF THIS UNLAWFUL

TARGETING SCHEME.

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS PROMISED

TO REFORM THE N.S.A.'S

CONTROVERSIAL PHONES-BUYING

PROGRAM.

IT HAS BEEN A PUBLIC

RELATIONS NIGHTMARE FOR THE

WHITE HOUSE.

AND CRITICS SAY THE

ADMINISTRATION IS OUT OF

CONTROL.

AS DALE HURD EXPLAINS, THE

PRESIDENT NOW HAS SOME

CHOICES TO MAKE.

Reporter: LAWYERS FOR

THE WHITE HOUSE HAS GIVEN

THE PRESIDENT FOUR OPTIONS

FOR RESTRUCTURING THE PHONE

SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM.

THE OPTIONS RANGE FROM

DROPPING THE SPY PROGRAM ALL

TOGETHER TO RUNNING IT

THROUGH TELEPHONE

COMPANIES.

FACED WITH AN INTERNATIONAL

FIRESTORM OVER THE SPY

PROGRAM, THE PRESIDENT, IN

JANUARY, ASKED HIS STAFF TO

GIVE HIM ALTERNATIVES.

President Obama: I

BELIEVE WE NEED A NEW

APPROACH.

THE GOVERNMENT COLLECTION

AND STORAGE OF SUCH BULK

DATA ALSO CREATES A

POTENTIAL FOR ABUSE.

Reporter: UNDER THE

CURRENT PROGRAM, THE N.S.A.

COLLECTS MILLIONS OF U.S.

PHONE RECORDS FROM PHONE

COMPANIES AT&T, VERIZON, AND

SPRINT.

THREE OF THE REFORM OPTIONS

INVOLVE WHO WILL CONTROL THE

METADATA.

THE FOURTH SCRAPS THE

PROGRAM ALL TOGETHER.

PRIVACY ADVOCATES IN JANUARY

SAID REFORMING ONLY THE

TELEPHONE SPYING WAS NOT

ENOUGH.

THE ONLY WAY TO LIMIT THE

N.S.A. IS TO SHUT DOWN THE

PROGRAM ENTIRELY AND

RESTRUCTURE IT SO THAT IT

FITS WITH THE CONSTITUTION,

WHICH IS, YOU CAN'T DO

SURVEILLANCE ON AMERICAN

CITIZENS UNLESS YOU HAVE

PROBABLE CAUSE OR THE FORTH

AMENDMENT, WHICH MEANS YOU

HAVE TO HAVE SOME EVIDENCE

OF ILLEGALITY.

AND THEY DON'T HAVE THAT.

THE HARDEST THING FOR THE

PRESIDENT IS YOU CANNOT

SATISFY BOTH

CONSTITUENCIES.

THE TELEPHONE COMPANIES ON

THE ONE END, AND

CONSTITUENTS ON THE OTHER.

Reporter: THOSE

NUTRITION FACTS YOU SEE ON

FOOD LABELS SOON WILL BE

GETTING A NEW LOOK.

THE CHANGES WILL EMPHASIZE

THE NUMBER OF CALORIES WITH

LARGER, BOLDER TYPE, AND FOR

THE FIRST TIME THEY'LL SHOW

IF FOODS HAVE ADDED SUGARS.

AND IN ADDITION, THE SERVING

SIZES WILL BE UPDATED.

FOR INSTANCE, THE SERVING

SIZE OF ICE CREAM WILL GO UP

TO A FULL CUP.

THAT IS CLOSER TO WHAT

PEOPLE NORMALLY EAT.

THE NEW LABELS ARE LIKELY AT

LEAST A COUPLE OF YEARS

AWAY, BUT THE PLAN IS TO

GIVE AMERICANS A BETTER IDEA

OF HOW MUCH THEY'RE REALLY

EATING AND WHAT IS IN THEIR

FOOD.

PAT, UNTIL THEN, PEOPLE CAN

CONTINUE TO WATCH THE SHOW.

Pat: THEY CAN CONTINUE

TO WATCH OUR SHOW, TO WATCH

LORI JOHNSON, OUR HEALTH

EXPERT, WHO HAS BEEN

BRINGING THE FACTS ABOUT

SUGAR TO YOUR ATTENTION.

I DID A LITTLE DEMONSTRATION

A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO ABOUT

THE SUGAR THAT IS IN VARIOUS

SOFT DRINKS AND THE SUGAR

THAT IS IN OUR CEREALS.

IT IS UNBELIEVABLE HOW MUCH

SUGAR WE CONSUME AS A

NATION.

AND THAT'S WHAT IS LEADING

TO DIABETES.

THE FAT USED TO BE CONSIDER

ED THE THING, AND EVERYBODY

WAS LOOKING AT CHOLESTEROL,

AND WE HAD TRANS-FAT GRAMS.

TRANS-FAT IS BAD FOR YOU,

BUT REGULAR FAT IS NOT

NECESSARILY AS BAD AS WE

THOUGHT.

SO WE'RE GETTING BACK TO

DR. ATKINS, WHO IS NO LONGER

WITH US, BUT HE WAS SAYING

YOU CAN LOSE WEIGHT ON A

HIGH FAT, HIGH PROTEIN DIET

IF YOU CUT OUT SUGARS.

A THING OF YOGURT USED TO BE

IT WAS LOW-FAT YOGURT, BUT

IT IS LOTS OF SUGAR.

Terry: AND ONE THING

LORI TEACHES US IS THE

VARIOUS NAMES THEY'RE USING

FOR SUGAR, AND IF YOU'RE NOT

SAVVY ABOUT IT, YOU DON'T

REALLY KNOW WHAT YOU'RE

EATING.

Pat: HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN

SYRUP THIS.

Terry: WATCH FOR IT.

Pat: ANYHOW, WE'LL KEEP

YOU INFORMED, AND AS SOON AS

THE F.D.A. CATCHES UP WITH

US, THEY'LL KEEP YOU

INFORMED.

Terry: UP NEXT, FIND

OUT WHO AMERICA'S FIRST

MISSIONARY WAS AND HEAR HOW

GOSPEL MUSIC IS OPENING

DOORS IN THE MISSION FIELD

IN THE FAR EAST.

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Pat: WELCOME BACK.

YOU'RE WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB."

DELIGHTED TO HAVE YOU WITH

US.

AS YOU PROBABLY HAVE HEARD,

THIS MONTH WE'VE BEEN IN

FEBRUARY IS BLACK HISTORY

MONTH.

BUT THERE IS ONE PART OF

THAT HISTORY THAT FEW PEOPLE

KNOW.

THE FIRST MISSIONARY -- GET

THAT, THE VERY FIRST

MISSIONARY FROM AMERICA WAS

A BLACK MAN, WHO HAD BEEN

FREED FROM SLAVERY.

AND NOW THERE IS A CALL FOR

BLACK CHRISTIANS TO RECLAIM

THEIR HERITAGE ON THE

MISSION FIELD.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM SPOKE TO ONE

MISSIONARY WHO IS LEADING

THE WAY.

Reporter: THE RICHNESS

OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN

EXPERIENCE IS HEARD IN THE

VERY SONGS THE CHOIR SINGS

ON SUNDAY MORNING.

IT'S A RICHNESS THATç

INCLUDES WORK.

FAR BEYONDç THE CHURCH

VOLTS.

WE NEED TO GO BACK TO OUR

ROOTS.

I'VE BEEN IN MISSION MANY

YEARS, AND WHEN I STARTED,

THE CRY FROM OTHER COUNTRIES

OR THE NATIONS OF PEOPLE,

THEY ASKED ME, ARE THERE ANY

AFRICAN-AMERICAN

MISSIONARIES?

Reporter: IN FACT,

AMERICA'S FIRST MISSIONARY

WAS GEORGE LYLE.

LYLE WAS AN EMANCIPATED

SLAVE, WHO STARTED THE FIRST

AFRICAN BAPTIST CHURCH IN

GEORGIA, BEFORE HEADING TO

START OTHERS.

IT IS A HISTORY LESSON

BRENDA STRATON SHARES

OFTEN.

HER MINISTRY MESSAGE TO

NATION ENCOURAGES MORE

PEOPLE TO PURSUE MISSIONS

WORK.

FROM A LITTLE GIRL GOD

CALLED ME INTO MISSIONS.

I THOUGHT IT WAS A LITTLE

LADY GOING TO AFRICA WITH A

BUN ON HER HEAD, NEVER TO BE

SEEN AGAIN.

WHEN GOD CALLED ME, HE TOLD

ME, I'M CALLING YOU TO

ANSWER A SLAVE WOMAN'S

PRAYER.

HE SAID, SHE IS CRYING FOR

HER CHILDREN TO BE FREE, BUT

REALLY FREE.

AND I'M SENDING YOU AS A

RESULT OF HER PRAYERS, TO GO

AND FREE PEOPLE.

Reporter: ONE OF HER

LATEST PROJECTS IS BRINGING

ELECTRICITY AND A COMPUTER

LAB TO A MUD HUT VILLAGE IN

GHANA.

STILL, NUMBERS SHOW THERE IS

MORE WORK TO BE DONE.

FOR EXAMPLE, A CHRISTIANITY

TODAY REPORT SHOWED THE

NUMBER OF BLACK CHURCHES IN

THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST

CONVENTION HAS GROWN MORE

THAN 80% IN THE LAST DECADE,

TO 3400 U.S. CONGREGATIONS.

BUT OF THE CONVENTIONS

400,000 MISSIONARIES, ONLY

47 WERE BLACK.

47% WERE BLACK.

THEY ARE INTERESTED TO

KNOW, ESPECIALLY NOW THAT

THERE HAS BECOME AN

AFRICAN-AMERICAN PRESIDENT,

HOW DID GOD TAKE YOU THROUGH

SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT YOU

HAVE BECAUSE WE FACE SOME OF

THE ISSUES.

Reporter: STRATON SAYS

SOMETIMES THE ISSUES OF

POVERTY AND STRUGGLE RIGHT

OUTSIDE THE CHURCH'S DOORS

KEEPS THEM FROM MISSION

ABROAD.

BUT MISSION INCLUDES

EVERYTHING.

GOD SAID TO JERUSALEM,

JUDEA, AND THE UTTER MOST,

HE DIDN'T SAY CHOOSE.

HE SAID TO DO IT ALL.

THERE IS ENOUGH WORK FOR US

ALL TO DO.

WE DON'T DO ONE AT THE

NEGLECT OF ANOTHER.

Reporter: AND NO ONE

VOICE CAN REPLACE ANOTHER ON

THE MISSION FIELD.

THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN

CHURCH BECAME A PLACE OF

REFUGE.

IT BECAME, IN SOME WAYS, AN

INVENTED CULTURE.

AND I DON'T SAY THAT

DISRESPECTFULLY.

I BELIEVE IT WAS A

COLLABORATION OF THE HOLY

SPIRIT, OF GOD, WITH A

WOUNDED, REJECTED, ORPHANED

PEOPLE, WHO FOUND REFUGE IN

HIM.

Reporter: THAT UNIQUE

STORY IS WHY JOHN DOSSEN

WORKS WITH BRENDA STRATON.

HE ENCOURAGES

AFRICAN-AMERICANS TO TAKE TO

THE FIELD, AND NOT TO ASSUME

THERE IS ONLY WORK FOR THEM

IN AFRICA.

WE ALWAYS SAY THE KOREANS

ARE GOING TO REACH JAPAN,

BUT THE JAPANESE ARE

FASCINATED WITH GOSPEL

MUSIC.

Reporter: AND EVEN

MUSIC CAN OPEN THE DOOR TO A

MISSION FIELD WHERE THE

HARVEST IS PLENTIFUL AND THE

LABORERS ARE FEW.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Pat: VERY, VERY

INTERESTING.

I'VE WORKED CONSIDERABLY IN

AFRICA, AND I DON'T THINK I

EVER ENCOUNTERED BLACK

MISSIONARIES.

Terry: WELL, NOT WITH

THOSE STATISTICS.

Pat: THEY'RE NOT

THERE.

WE'VE SUFFERED, WE'VE HAD

PROBLEMS.

AND WE'VE GOT PROBLEMS IN

THE INNER CITY, AND WE NEED

TO LOOK AFTER OUR OWN.

THAT'S GOOD.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, WHEN

YOU BEGIN TO REACH OUT IN

GOD, SOMEHOW GOD'S BLESSINGS

IT COMES INTO YOUR

SITUATION, TOO.

WHAT A NICE SPRINGBOARD IS

BLACK EMPHASIS -- WHAT IS

IT, BLACK HISTORY MONTH?

Terry: BLACK HISTORY

MONTH.

Pat: AND WE'RE TALKING

ABOUT THE FUTURE.

Terry: COMING UP, YOUR

E-MAIL QUESTIONS.

A VIEWER NAMED PAT WANTS TO

KNOW, "DO YOU BELIEVE THERE

ARE GENERATIONAL CURSES?

IF SO, WOULD YOU SAY

FAMILIES WHO HAVE DIABETES

OR CANCER IN THEIR LINEAGE

ARE A GENERATIONAL CURSE?"

AND LATER ON, HE WAS 19

YEARS OLD AND WORKING AS A

WAITER.

ONE DAY A PHOTOGRAPHER

WALKS INTO THE DOOR, AND I

TAKE HIM TO HIS TABLE, AND

HE COMES BACK AND SAYS, HEY,

DO YOU WANT TO BE A MODEL.

THE NEXT THING I KNOW, I'M

LIVING IN NEW YORK.

Terry: WATCH WHAT

HAPPENED WHEN HIS YOUNG MAN

ENTERED THE WORLD OF THE

RICH AND FAMOUS.

AFTER THIS.

Terry: TIME TO "BRING

IT ON" WITH YOUR E-MAIL

QUESTIONS.

PAT, THIS IS FROM PAT, WHO

SAYS AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE

SAYS, "DO YOU BELIEVE THERE

ARE GENERATIONAL CURSES?

IF SO, DO YOU BELIEVE

FAMILIES WITH DIABETES OR

CANCER IN THEIR LINEAGE ARE

GENERATIONAL CURSES?"

Pat: I DON'T BELIEVE

SO.

IF SOMEONE GRANDPARENT WAS A

WITCH OR A FORTUNE TELLER OR

ENGAGED IN THE BLACK ARTS,

THE CHANCES ARE THAT CURSE

WILL COME DOWN THROUGH THE

FAMILY.

AND IT NEEDS TO BE BROKEN BY

A SPECIFIC PRAYER.

BUT TO SAY CANCER OR

DIABETES OR A GENERATIONAL

CURSE, I THINK THESE ARE

GENETIC, AND IT IS NOT AS

MUCH SPIRITUAL AS IT IS

BASED INTO THE GENETIC

MATERIAL AND MAKEUP.

I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU BREAK

UP.

THAT IS MORE BIOLOGICAL THAN

SPIRITUAL.

Terry: THAT'S WHY IF

YOU HAVE SOMEONE IN YOUR

FAMILY WHO HAS A HISTORY OF,

SAY, BREAST CANCER, THE

DOCTOR WANTS TO KNOW HOW

CLOSE WERE THEY TO YOU.

Pat: CERTAINLY WITH

PROSTATE CANCER, THERE IS NO

QUESTION IF YOU HAVE AN

UNCLE OR A FATHER OR BROTHER

WHO HAD THAT, IT WILL COME

BACK ON SOME OF THE MEN.

BUT IT IS NOT A GENERATIONAL

CURSE.

Terry: "I WAS BORN

WITHOUT MY RIGHT HAND, AND I

BELIEVE GOD CAN HEAL ANYBODY

WITH ANYTHING, BUT SINCE I

WAS BORN THIS WAY, DOES THIS

MEAN I WAS BORN WHOLE?"

Pat: YOU ARE WHOLE AND

YOU CAN ACT WHOLE.

SOME PEOPLE CAN DO AMAZING

THINGS WHO DON'T HAVE ALL OF

THEIR LIMBS, AND THEY

OVERCOME AND SO FORTH.

CAN GOD GROW YOU A HAND?

THAT IS A CREATIVE MIRACLE,

AND IT HAPPENS.

I REMEMBER T.O. OSBORNE WAS

TALKING ABOUT A MEETING HE

HAD IN GHANA.

A MAN DIDN'T HAVE A WHOLE

LEG.

THE WHOLE LEG GREW OUT, THE

FOOT GREW OUT.

THE CHOL WHOLE THING WHILE

HE WAS PREACHING.

YOU SAY YOU'RE WHOLE, ACT

WHOLE, YOU ARE WHOLE.

Terry: BARBARA SAYS, "I

HEARD PEOPLE SAY WE ARE

CURSED IF WE DON'T TITHE.

I THOUGHT JESUS DIED SO WE

DON'T HAVE TO LIVE UNDER A

CURSE.

I'M CONFUSED."

Pat: THE BOOK OF

MALACHI SAYS AS A NATION

YOU'RE UNDER A CURSE BECAUSE

YOU, AS A PEOPLE, ARE

HOLDING YOUR TITHES FROM THE

LORD AND YOU HAVEN'T BEEN

BUILDING HIS HOUSE.

IT DOESN'T SAY IF YOU DON'T

TITHE, YOUR CURSED.

WHAT ELSE?

Terry: THIS IS REBECCA

WHO SAYS, "I GREW UP A

LUTHERAN AND I WAS BAPTIZED

WHEN I WAS NINE YEARS OLD.

I MOVED TO ANOTHER CHURCH,

AND I WAS TOLD THAT MY

BAPTISM DOESN'T COUNT.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

SHOULD I GET BAPTIZED

AGAIN?"

Pat: IN MY OWN LIFE, I

WAS A BAPTIST.

WHEN I WAS A YOUNG TEENAGER,

I WAS BAPTIZED, BUT I WAS

NOT A BELIEVER.

SO LATER ON, WHEN I ACCEPTED

THE LORD, I WANTED TO BE

FILLED WITH THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

SO SOMEBODY SAID, YOU OUGHT

TO BE BAPTIZED AGAIN.

SO I GOT BAPTIZED AGAIN

BECAUSE I WANTED TO BE

BAPTIZED IN THE HOLY

SPIRIT.

Terry: I DID THE SAME

THING.

Pat: YOU DID?

IN THE REFORMATION TIMES,

THEY CALLED THEM ANA BAPTIST

S, WHICH MEANT NEW BAPTISM.

IN THE NEW TESTAMENT,

BAPTISM WAS FOR BELIEVERS,

AND NOT FOR BABIES.

IT IS YOUR OWN PERSONAL

DECISION.

I KNOW MY DECISION WAS --

THE LUTHERANS WHO SAY THEY

WERE DECEIVED, THEY WE GOING

ALONG WITH CATHOLIC

TEACHING, AND THERE WASN'T

BUT SO MUCH MARTIN LUTHER

COULD SAY TO CHANGE THINGS.

HE POSTED HIS FECES ON THE

CHURCH DOOR, AND HE LET A

REFORMATION.

ALL RIGHT, ENOUGH ALREADY.

WHAT'S NEXT?

Terry: THIS IS ALEX WHO

SAYS, "I'VE BEEN LOOKING

INTO END-TIMES PROPHECY, AND

IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THE

ANTI-CHRIST IS GOING TO BE A

JEW.

I THINK HE IS GOING TO

DECEIVE MANY PEOPLE BY

SAYING HE IS THE TRUE

MESSIAH.

DO YOU THINK THAT MAKES

SENSE?"

Pat: I THINK IT MAKES

SOME SENSE.

THE LORD SAID, OCCUPY UNTIL

I COME.

OCCUPY UNTIL I COME.

HE DIDN'T SAY SPECULATE ON

THE ANTI-CHRIST.

I THINK WE SPEND SO MUCH

TIME SPECULATE OG

SPECULATING ON THE

TRIBULATION AND SPECULATING

ON THE ANTI-CHRIST.

THERE IS A WORLD OUT THERE

THAT NEEDS JESUS, AND OUR

JOB IS TO SPEN OCCUPY TIME

UNTIL HE GETS BACK.

THERE IS AN ANTI-CHRIST

SPIRIT, AND IT IS A SPIRIT

OF REBELLION AGAINST GOD.

AND WHO KNOWS.

I CERTAINLY THINK THE MODERN

DAY ISLAMIC PEOPLE, THEç

PEOPLE FROM ISLAM, IN THE

ANTI-CHRIST SPIRIT.

THEY SPEAK AGAINST CHRIST.

AND THERE ARE OTHERS WHO DO

THE SAME THING.

BUT IS HE JEWISH?

IS HE ARAB?

IS HE NORTH AFRICAN?

IS HE FROM EUROPE?

WHERE IS HE?

I DON'T THINK WE KNOW.

I JUST DON'T THINK WE KNOW.

BUT WHAT YOU SAID CAN MAKE

PLENTY OF SENSE.

BUT I WOULDN'T SPEND A LOT

OF TIME MEDITATING ON IT.

WELL, THINK OF THESE NAMES,

HUGO BOSS, NAUGHTICA,

VERSACE.

THESE NAMES MEANT NOTHING TO

THIS BOY THAT WAS WORKING AT

A WAITER.

BUT A FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER

DISCOVERED HIM, AND AT NO

TIME AT ALL, EVAN WAS

WORKING WITH TOP MODELS LIKE

NAOMI CAMPBELL AND KATE

MOSS.

IN WALKS THIS BEAUTIFUL

GIRL, AND I'M, LIKE, WOW,

WHO IS THAT?

AND THE MAKEUP ARTIST

IS, LIKE, YOU DON'T KNOW WHO

THAT IS?

IT IS KATE MOSS, SHE HAS

BEEN MS. CALVIN KLEIN FOR

YEARS.

I WAS, LIKE, LET'S DO THIS

THING.

I ACCEPTED CHRIST WHEN I WAS

FIVE.

MY MOM AND DAD REINFORCED

THAT WITH THEIR FAITH.

IT WAS A REALLY GOOD, FUN

CHILDHOOD, GROWING UP IN

CHURCH, REALLY.

WHEN I GOT OLDER, I STARTED

MAKING PROMISES TO GOD,

LIKE, I WILL BE A VIRGIN

UNTIL I GET MARRIED.

I DON'T WANT TO SMOKE OR

DRINK.

WHEN I WAS 18 YEARS, I

THOUGHT I WILL GET A TATTOO,

I WILL USE THIS TATTOO TO

MINISTER TO PEOPLE.

IT CAN BE THE ICEBREAKER.

I WAS 19, I WAS WORKING AT A

SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, AND ONE

DAY THIS PHOTOGRAPHER WALKS

IN THE DOOR AND I WALK HIM

TO HIS TABLE, AND HE SAYS,

DO YOU WANT TO BE A MODEL.

I WENT TO HIS HOUSE TO TAKE

PICTURES.

I NEVER EVEN DREMPT OF

THIS.

THE AGENCIES WANTED ME

THERE.

THEY PUT ME UP IN

APARTMENTS, AND THEY PAID

FOR MY AIRPLANE TICKETS.

THE NEXT THING I KNOW, I WAS

LIVING IN NEW YORK.

WHEN I WAS MODELING, YOU'RE

EITHER GETTING YOUR MAKEUP

DONE OR YOU HAVE YOUR SHIRT

OFF AND THEY SAY, THAT'S A

NICE TATTOO, AND THEY ASKED,

WHAT IS THATMENT THAT.

AND I THOUGHT, THIS IS MY

CHANCE.

I CAN SPREAD THE MESSAGE.

SOME FOLKS WERE VERY

RECEPTIVE, AND I COULD TALK

TO THEM ABOUT GOD AND

JESUS.

AND OTHER FOLKS, OH, JESUS,

THAT'S GOOD FOR YOU.

YOU GO AHEAD AND KEEP THAT.

THEY JUST DIDN'T WANT TO

HEAR IT.

WHEN IT WASN'T RECEIVED VERY

WELL, I FELT VERY DOWN.

I SHUT DOWN.

I WAS SO NAIVE TO THE THINGS

OF THE WORLD.

I WAS SO CONFUSED BY THE

BUSINESS.

IT MADE ME FEEL LIKE SUCH A

LITTLE FISH IN THIS BIG

OCEAN.

IT MADE ME MISS HOME.

I HAD MY MOM AND DAD TO TALK

ABOUT CHRIST.

I HAD MY FRIENDS ALL BASED

IN CHRIST, AND I HAD THIS

GREAT SUPPORT SYSTEM BACK

HOME.

NOT HAVING THAT

ENCOURAGEMENT, NOT HAVING

THAT ACCOUNTABILITY WITH MY

FRIENDS AND MY FAMILY, IT

JUST KIND OF, LIKE, I'LL

JUST KEEP FINDING MYSELF

INCHING CLOSER AND CLOSER TO

DOING THINGS I NEVER THOUGHT

I WOULD DO.

LIKE I WOULD BE WITH A

GIRLFRIEND FOR A LONG TIME,

AND I WOULD LOSE MY

VIRGINITY.

AND AFTER THAT HAPPENS, I'M

FEELING BUMMED OUT BECAUSE I

BROKE MY PROMISE.

AND THEN I START SMOKING

WEED TO NUMB THE FEELING I'M

FEELING.

AND THEN THE NEXT THING I

KNOW, I'M SMOKING WEED EVERY

DAY.

I BECAME A TOTALLY DIFFERENT

PERSON.

I GOT SUCKED IN TO THE

LIFESTYLE OF MODELING.

I KIND OF PUSHED JESUS

BACK.

I WOULD BE PARTYING OVER IN

EUROPE, AND I WOULD COME

BACK AND I'D BE LIKE YO,

LET'S PARTY IN VIRGINIA.

AND ALL OF MY FRIENDS WERE,

LIKE, WE DON'T REALLY DO

THAT KIND OF THING.

MY MOM STARTED NOTICING THAT

YOU'RE STAYING UP LATE.

SHE SAW THIS NAIVE KID WHO

IS FIVE YEARS IN THE FASHION

WORLD WHO IS JAMMING OUT.

I WAS GOING TO LEAVE FOR A

TRIP, AND SHE SAID, THIS IS

JUST A BOOK, BUT YOU CAN

JUST READ THIS ON THE

PLANE.

IT WAS A STUDY OF HOW

AMERICA WAS FOUNDED IN

CHRIST.

AND ALL THROUGH 200 YEARS OF

UPS AND DOWNS WITH CHRIST,

IT SHOWED REVIVALS, AND IT

SHOWED SETBACKS.

I REALIZED THAT I HAD JUST A

STAIR-STEP PROCESS, GETTING

DEEPER AND DEEPER IN

LEARNING HOW TO HIDE.

I WOULD JUST RUN AWAY.

IF I FELT SAD, I WOULD LIGHT

UP AND BE COOL.

AND IT ALWAYS COMES BACK.

I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD BE

EXACTLY WHAT I SAID I

WOULDN'T DO.

AND ALL OF THE PROMISES I

TOLD MYSELF AND TALKED TO

GOD ABOUT, ALL OF THE

PROMISES I MADE WITH

HIM, LIKE, GOD, I'M GOING TO

SAVE MYSELF UNTIL I GET

MARRIED.

I'M NOT GOING TO GET DRUNK

AND SMOKE AND GET CAUGHT UP

IN THAT.

AND THEN HERE I AM 27 AND

DOING ALL OF THE STUFF, I

BROKE THE PROMISES.

IT WAS A CONSTANT BATTLE.

THE TRIPS MUST COME TO AN

END, I GUESS, AND I CAME

HOME WITH JUST BAD HABITS.

EVEN THOUGH I READ THIS

BOOK, IT WASN'T UNTIL A

COUPLE OF YEARS LATER, WHEN

I WAS SITTING DOWN AFTER A

JOINT.

IT WAS 12:00, MIDNIGHT,

WATCHING TV, AND ALL OF A

SUDDEN I HEARD THIS VOICE

THAT WAS, LIKE, DUDE, YOU

NEED TO STOP THIS.

IT WAS THE MOST LOVING

VOICE.

IT WASN'T CONDEMNING.

IT WASN'T MAKING ME FEEL

GUILTY ABOUT BEING STONED AT

THAT MOMENT.

I THOUGHT, GOD, THIS IS

YOU.

ALL OF A SUDDEN I DIDN'T

FEEL STONED ANYMORE.

I JUST FELT THIS POOL OF

LOVE.

JUST STOP.

THAT'S WHAT I HAD TO DO.

I JUST HAD TO STOP AND

LISTEN TO HIM.

AND HE WILL TAKE CARE OF

EVERYTHING ELSE.

AND THAT'S WHEN I GOT BACK

INTO THE WORD.

THAT'S WHEN I GOT BACK INTO

GETTING BACK ON MY PRAYER

SCHEDULE.

START PRAYING AND START

TALKING TO GOD MORE.

I FELT THAT I TOOK GOD FOR

GRANTED FOR SO LONG, BUT HE

WAS ALWAYS THERE.

I CAN ALWAYS GO TO HIM WHEN

I HAD TROUBLE, AND HE WOULD

ALWAYS SHOW HIMSELF IN THE

TROUBLE AND BRING ME OUT.

FREE.

AND THAT'S JUST AN AMAZING

THING.

IT'S AN AMAZING FEELING.

GOD LOVES ME THIS MUCH,

MAN.

AND GOT LOVES YOU THAT

MUCH.

HE LOVED ME THAT MUCH TO DIE

FOR ME.

WHO DOES THAT?

FROM THAT SACRIFICE, THAT'S

WHAT SAVES ME, AND JUST

BELIEVING IN THAT SACRIFICE

WILL SAVE ANYBODY.

Pat: WHAT A GREAT

TESTIMONY.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE

DEVIL IS A LIAR AND A FATHER

OF LIES.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS THERE IS

PLEASURE IN SIN FOR A

SEASON.

I WAS DOING SOMETHING, GOING

THROUGH SOME ROUTINES ON A

HORSE.

AND I SAID THIS IS BORING AS

SIN.

AND THE YOUNG LADY WHO WORKS

AT THE BARN SAYS, SIR, SIN

IS NOT BORING.

GOOD THINKING.

NO, IT'S NOT BORING.

IT'S EXCITING UNTIL IT EATS

YOU UP AND SPITS YOU OUT AND

YOU'RE NOTHING BUT A DEAD

HULL.

AND THEN THE DEVIL LAUGHS

AND SAYS I'M GOING TO TAKE

YOU TO HELL, WHERE I'VE GOT

YOU FOREVER.

YOU WANT TO SAY NO, AND SAY

NO NOW.

THERE IS SO MUCH GLAMOUR AND

SO MUCH ILLUSION, IF I COULD

JUST GET WITH THE BEAUTIFUL

PEOPLE.

I WANT TO BE IN THE IN

CROWD, AND ALL OF THAT

STUFF.

BUT THERE IS ONLY ONE PERSON

THAT MATTERS, AND HIS NAME

IS JESUS.

THERE IS ONLY ONE PERSON WHO

WILL SATISFY.

HIS NAME IS JESUS.

NO AMOUNT OF AFFAIRS, NO

RELATIONSHIP, HOWEVER TENDER

AND HOWEVER COMMITTED, WILL

MAKE UP FOR THE RELATIONSHIP

THAT YOUR SOUL HAS WITH GOD,

WHO MADE YOU.

NO AMOUNT OF MONEY, NO

AMOUNT OF FAME, NO AMOUNT OF

PRESTIGE OR ANY OF THIS

STUFF WILL MAKE IT.

YES, THERE IS PLEASURE IN

SIN FOR A SEASON.

BUT -- BUT THAT SEASON WILL

COME TO AN END.

WHAT I WANT TO OFFER YOU NOW

IS SOMETHING THAT WILL LAST

FOREVER.

FOR ALL ETERNITY.

AND THAT SOMETHING IS

JESUS.

HE THAT HEARS MY WORD AND

BELIEVES ON HIM WHO SENT ME

HAS EVERLASTING LIFE, AND

SHALL NOT COME INTO THE

JUDGMENT BUT IS PASSED FROM

DEATH INTO LIFE.

IF YOU WANT IT, JUST ASK GOD

RIGHT NOW.

PRAY WITH ME NOW.

BOW YOUR HEAD AND SAY THESE

WORDS.

DO IT.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT, PRAY

WITH ME.

JESUS, YOU KNOW MY HEART.

YOU KNOW WHAT I'VE GONE

THROUGH.

YOU KNOW THE THRILLS.

YOU KNOW THE

DISAPPOINTMENTS.

LORD, I WANT YOU, AND I WANT

THE SATISFACTION THAT CAN

NEVER BE TAKEN AWAY.

AND I ASK, LORD, RIGHT NOW,

THAT YOU WILL COME INTO MY

HEART AND LIVE YOUR LIFE IN

ME AND WITH ME FOREVER.

THANK YOU.

NOW, IF YOU PRAYED THAT

PRAYER WITH ME, I WANT TO

GIVE YOU SOMETHING.

IT WILL HELP YOU.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

I'VE GOT A COMPACT DISC IN

HERE.

73 MINUTES, A VERY

CONCENTRATED TEACHING ABOUT

WHAT YOU JUST DID.

I'LL GIVE THIS TO YOU FREE.

THERE IS NO FINANCIAL

OBLIGATION AT ALL.

JUST SAY, I PRAYED WITH PAT,

AND I GAVE MY HEART TO THE

LAW, AND I'LL SEND THIS TO

YOU.

OUR TELEPHONE NUMBER IS

1-800-759-0700.

IT'S A TOLL-FREE CALL.

NO MONEY INVOLVED AT ALL.

BUT I WANT YOU TO CALL AND

SAY, I JUST PRAYED WITH THAT

GUY ON TV, AND I HAVE GIVEN

MY HEART TO JESUS CHRIST.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, STILL

AHEAD, A MAN GETS SCARY NEWS

FROM HIS DOCTOR.

WE FOUND A MASS ON THE

LOWER LOBE OF YOUR RIGHT

LUNG.

MY DOCTOR WOULDN'T SAY

CANCER.

BUT I KNEW WHAT THEY WERE

THINKING, AND I WAS SCARED.

Terry: WATCH HOW THIS

MAN IS HEALED BEFORE HE HAS

TREATMENT, AFTER THIS.

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WELCOME BACK TO

WASHINGTON FOR THIS CBN

NEWSBREAK.

WEST VIRGINIA'S HOUSE OF

REPRESENTATIVES HAS PASSED A

BILL THAT BANS ABORTION

AFTER 20 WEEKS.

THE MEASURE EASILY MADE IT

THROUGH THE CHAMBER ON

WEDNESDAY, 79-17 WITH SOME

SUPPORT FROM DEMOCRAT

CRATS.

IT BLOCKS LATE-TERM

ABORTIONS UNLESS THE WOMAN

HAS SUFFERED PERMANENT

PHYSICAL DAMAGE.

OPPONENTS ARGUE IT TAKES

MEDICAL OPTIONS AWAY FROM

WOMEN, BUT PRO-LIFERS SAY

THERE BE EXCEPTIONS IF THE

MOTHER'S LIFE IS IN DANGER.

SEVEN CHRISTIAN EGYPTIANS

HAVE BEEN KILLED IN

BENGHAZI.

MILITANT ISLAMISTS FORCED

THEM FROM AN APARTMENT

BUILDING, BOUND THEIR HANDS,

AND SHOT EACH OF THEM IN THE

HEAD.

THEIR BODIES WERE LATER

DISCOVERED ON A LOCAL

BEACH.

CHRISTIANS HAVE FACED

INCREASED PERSECUTION IN

LIBYA SINCE THE OUSTER OF

MO MOAMAR SEVERAL YEARS

AGO.

PAT AND TERRY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

AFTER THIS.

CLASH

Terry: MIKE MAILER

LOVES TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO

BELIEVE GOD FOR MIRACLES.

HE SHARES HIS OWN STORY OF

SUPER NATURAL HEALING TO

ANYONE WHO WILL LISTEN,

STARTING WITH THE DAY HE WAS

STRUGGLING TO BREATHE IN THE

BACK OF AN AMBULANCE.

Reporter: ONE MORNING

IN AUGUST OF 2010, MIKE WOKE

UP UNABLE TO BREATHE OR STOP

COUGHING.

HE WAS RUSHED TO THE

HOSPITAL WHERE A C.A.T. SCAN

REVEALED BLOOD CLOTS IN HIS

LUNGS.

FOR THE NEXT SIX MONTHS,

I WAS AT THE HOSPITAL ONCE

OR TWICE A WEEK.

THEY GOT ME REGULATED OF THE

THINNESS OF MY BLOOD.

THEY RAN ANOTHER CAT SCAN

AFTER SIX MONTHS.

Reporter: AFTER THAT

TIME, THE DOCTOR HAD GOOD

NEWS ABOUT MIKE'S BLOOD

CLOTS, THEY HAD COMPLETELY

DISSOLVED.

BUT HE HAD BAD NEWS AS

WELL.

WE FOUND A MASS ON THE

LOWER LOBE OF YOUR RIGHT

LUNG.

MY DOCTOR WOULDN'T SAY

CANCER, BUT I KNEW WHAT THEY

WERE THINKING, AND I WAS

SCARED.

WHEN YOU'RE FACED WITH THE

POSSIBILITY OF DYING, IT

SCARES THE FIRE OUT OF YOU.

IT IS NOT GOOD NEWS.

IT WAS VERY, VERY

DISTURBING.

YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.

YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT IS GOING

TO HAPPEN.

IT IS THE PERSON I LOVE SO

MUCH.

Reporter: THE DOCTORS

SCHEDULED A BIOPSY FOR A FEW

WEEKS LATER.

WHILE WAITING, MIKE AND LILY

PRAYED FOR A MIRACLE.

THEY AS WATCHED "700 CLUB"

FOR ENCOURAGEMENT.

THAT'S WHEN GORDON CAME

ON AND HE SAID THERE IS

SOMEBODY WATCHING THAT HAS

BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH A MASS

IN THE LOWER LOBE OF YOUR

RIGHT LUNG.

Gordon: THERE IS

SOMEONE WITH A MASS IN THE

LOWER LOBE OF YOUR RIGHT

LUNG.

YOU'VE JUST BEEN DIAGNOSED

WITH IT, AND YOU'RE GRIPPED

WITH FEAR FROM IT.

JESUS IS SAYING, LET THAT

FEAR BE GONE FROM YOU NOW.

AS SOON AS HE SAYS THAT,

IT WAS JUST, LIKE, WOW.

I SAID, DID YOU HEAR THAT.

AND HE SAID, YES, IT'S

MINE.

WHEN THE LORD USES

SOMEBODY THAT YOU'VE NEVER

MET, ON THE OTHER SIDE OF

THE COUNTRY, OVER THE TV,

JUST FOR HIM TO TELL ME,

HEY, I'M GOING TO TAKE CARE

OF YOU, A PEACE CAME OVER ME

AND HER BOTH.

Reporter: THE FOLLOWING

WEEK, MIKE WENT IN FOR HIS

BIOPSY.

THE DOCTORS HAD TO FIRST

LOCATE THE MASS ON A C.A.T.

SCAN BEFORE PROCEEDING.

SO THEY PUT ME ON THE

TABLE, RAN ME UNDER THE

C.A.T. SCAN AND SAID TAKE A

BREATH, AND I DID.

AND AFTER THE THIRD TIME,

THE HEAD PERSON CAME FROM

BEHIND THE WALL AND SAID,

WELL, MR. MAILER, I GUESS

YOU CAN GET UP AND GO HOME

BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING

THERE TO DO A BIOPSY ON.

AND I SAID, GENTLEMEN, I

DON'T KNOW WHAT YOUR FAITH

IS.

WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS YOU

KNOW GOD IS STILL ALIVE.

HE IS STILL DOING WELL.

HE IS ON THE THRONE AND HE

STILL DOES MIRACLES, BECAUSE

I AM ONE.

AND THEY SAID, YES, YOU

ARE.

Reporter: TODAY MIKE'S

LUNGS ARE STILL CLEAR, AND

THE COUPLE LOVES TO SHARE

THEIR MIRACLE WITH EVERYONE

THEY MEET.

I WOULD SAY BELIEVE IN

THE LORD.

WHATEVER YOU NEED, ASK HIM

WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART.

HE IS STILL IN THE

MIRACLE BUSINESS.

IF HE COULD DO IT FOR ME, I

PROMISE YOU HE CAN DO IT FOR

ANYBODY ELSE.

Terry: THAT IS AN

EXCITING REPORT, ISN'T IT?

AND HERE ARE SOME MORE

BEFORE WE PRAY FOR YOU.

PAT, THIS IS HONEY OF

ROBINS, TENNESSEE, WHO

DEVELOPED AN ALLERGIC

REACTION THAT STARTED WITH

HER FEET AND THEN MOVED TO

HER FEET AND ARMS, AND

FINALLY TO HER FACE.

IT WAS ALSO SEVERELY

PAINFUL.

PARTS OF HER SKIN WOULD

ACTUALLY FALL OFF IN

CHUNKS.

THE DOCTORS TRIED VARIOUS

TREATMENTS.

NOTHING WORKED.

UNABLE TO SLEEP, SHE WAS

CHANNEL SURFING AT ABOUT

3:00 IN THE MORNING, AND SHE

STUMBLED ON A REPEAT

BROADCAST OF "THE 700 CLUB"

FROM THE DAY BEFORE.

YOU SAID, THERE IS SOMEBODY

WHO HAS SOMETHING ALL OVER

YOUR FACE.

IT IS SORT OF A WEIRD

DISEASE, ALMOST LIKE A BURN,

BUT IT ISN'T.

IT COVERS YOUR FACE.

PUT YOUR HAND ON YOUR FACE,

WIPE YOUR HAND ACROSS YOUR

FACE.

GOD HAS JUST HEALED YOU,

COMPLETELY RESTORED YOU, AND

YOUR SKIN IS GOING TO BE

LIKE A BABY IN THE NAME OF

JESUS.

HONEY MOVED HER HAND ACROSS

HER FEET FROM LOWEST TO

RIGHT.

FIRST HER FEET WERE HEALED,

THEN HER KNEES AND ARMS, AND

BY THE THIRD DAY HER FACE

WAS HEALED.

THAT IS SO SPECIFIC.

ISN'T THAT ENCOURAGING TO

HEAR?

Pat: AND IT WAS A

TAPE.

SHE WASN'T WATCHING LIVE.

GOD KNOWS IT ALL.

THIS IS PATRICIA IN HOUSTON,

TEXAS, AND SHE EXPERIENCED

AN ONGOING COLD SENSATION IN

HER RIGHT LEG FOR MONTHS.

SHE WAS WATCHING AND SHE

HEARD -- SHE SAID, LORD,

YOU'RE GOING TO HEAL MY LEG

TODAY.

AND TERRY SAID, SOMEONE WITH

A CIRCULATION PROBLEM IN

YOUR LEG, YOU HAVE TROUBLE

WALKING, AND YOUR LEGS ARE

COLD ALL OF THE TIME AND GOD

IS HEALING YOU.

PATRICIA PLACED ONE HAND ON

HER TELEVISION AND ONE ON

HER RIGHT LEG, AND TODAY SHE

IS WALKING AND PRAISING THE

THE LORD AND SHE HAS FULL

MOBILITY.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE

GOD WE SERVE, PLEASE KNOW HE

IS ALL POWERFUL.

HE MADE THIS UNIVERSE, THE

MOON, THE STARS, ALL OF THE

PLANETS, ALL OF THE

GALAXIES, ALL OF THE FAR

DISTANT REACHES OF SPACE.

HE MADE IT ALL.

IT IS NOTHING FOR HIM TO

REACH IN AND HEAL YOUR

BODY.

NOTHING FOR HIM TO GIVE YOU

MONEY TO PAY YOUR BILLS.

NOTHING FOR HIM TO BRING

HARMONY IN YOUR HOME.

THIS IS NOTHING FOR GOD.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ASK

HIM AND BELIEVE HIM.

NOW, TERRY AND I ARE GOING

TO JOIN HANDS TOGETHER, AND

WE'RE GOING TO BELIEVE GOD

FOR YOU.

AT THIS MOMENT WILL YOU

PLEASE, FOR YOUR OWN SAKE,

BELIEVE GOD WITH US.

ALL RIGHT.

Terry: LET'S PRAY.

Pat: FATHER, I JOIN MY

DEAR SISTER IN FAITH, AND WE

PRAY FOR PEOPLE IN THIS

AUDIENCE.

THANK YOU, LORD.

THERE IS SOMEBODY RIGHT NOW

THAT HAS A LUNG FUNGUS, A

FUNGUS IN YOUR LUNG, AND GOD

HAS JUST BURNED IT OUT IN

THE NAME OF JESUS.

TERRY?

Terry: THERE IS SOMEONE

ELSE, YOU HAVE A DEBT

ISSUE.

YOU'RE PRAYING FOR $50,000.

IT IS NOT FOR FUN.

YOU ARE IN A DESPERATE

SITUATION.

GOD HAS HEARD YOUR CRY, AND

HE IS GOING TO ANSWER THAT

NEED.

Pat: THERE IS SOMEBODY

IN THIS AUDIENCE, I BELIEVE

THE NAME IS JOHN, AND YOU'RE

PRAYING RIGHT NOW FOR

WISDOM.

YOU'RE SAYING, GOD, I HAVE

TO HAVE WISDOM.

GOD SAYS, IF ANYBODY LACKS

WISDOM, LET HIM ASK AND THE

LORD GIVES FREELY.

HE GIVES YOU WHAT YOU ASK

FOR.

JOHN, YOU'LL HAVE IT IN THE

NAME OF JESUS.

WISDOM WILL COME UPON YOU.

Terry: THERE IS SOMEONE

ELSE WITH A HIP ISSUE, AND

IT IS LIKE YOUR HIP POPS OUT

OF THE SOCKET AND YOU NEVER

KNOW WHEN IT IS GOING TO

HAPPEN.

IT IS VERY PAINFUL.

GOD IS DOING A CREATIVE

MIRACLE IN YOUR HIP SOCKET.

THAT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN

AGAIN.

Pat: YOU'RE GETTING

MUSCLE SPASMS ALL OVER YOUR

BACK, AND RIGHT NOW GOD HAS

JUST HEALED IT.

ALL OF THE PAIN IS LEAVING

IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

AND, FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO

HAVE ARTHRITIS, THOSE WITH

DIABETES, THOSE WITH CANCER,

WHO ARE PRAYING WITH US

RIGHT NOW, LET THE ANOINTING

OF THE HOLY SPIRIT COME UPON

THEM.

SHOW YOUR POWER, LORD, IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

WHOA!

WOW!

OKAY.

Terry: WONDERFUL.

Pat: ALL RIGHT.

CALL US AND TELL US WHAT GOD

HAS DONE FOR US.

TERRY, YOU HAVE SOMETHING?

Terry: I DO.

WHEN WE COME BACK, A LITTLE

BOY PRAYS FOR HIS INVALID

MOTHER.

SEE HOW HIS PRAYER IS

ANSWERED, AFTER THIS.

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Pat: WELCOME BACK.

YOU'RE WATCHING "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

WE'RE SO GLAD TO HAVE EVERY

ONE OF YOU WITH US.

I WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT

ISAAC, A LITTLE BOY FROM

ARMENIA, WHO HAD MORE

WORRIES THAN ANY CHILD

SHOULD HAVE.

AND HE ALSO HAD A DREAM.

AND WHEN HIS DREAM FINALLY

CAME TRUE, ISAAC NEW IT WAS

AN ANSWER TO HIS PRAYERS.

Reporter: ISAAC IS ONLY

SIX YEARS OLD, BUT HE

CARRIES A HEAVY BURDEN.

MY MOTHER IS VERY SICK,

AND SHE CAN'T WALK.

IT MAKES ME VERY SAD.

Reporter: THREE YEARS

AGO THE FAMILY LEARNED

ISAAC'S MOTHER, MARINEA, HAD

A CRIPPLING BONE DISEASE.

SHE HAS BEEN ALMOST BID

BEDRIDDEN SINCE.

I ALWAYS DREAMED MY

MOTHER WOULD TAKE MY HAND

AND WALK ME TO SCHOOL OR TO

THE PARK.

I WORK THE WHOLE DAY AND

I DO THE SHOPPING AND THE

COOKING.

IT IS VERY HARD FOR ME.

Reporter: MARINA NEEDED

TWO LEG SURGERIES TO WALK

AGAIN, BUT HER HUSBAND KNEW

HE WOULD NEVER EARN ENOUGH

TO PAY FOR THEM.

THE FAMILY TRUSTS GOD, SO

THEY PRAYED FOR HELP.

I HAVE NO MONEY, BUT GOD

HAS EVERYTHING.

THAT'S WHY WE PRAY.

WHEN WE PRAY, I ALWAYS

ASK THAT MY MOTHER WOULD BE

ABLE TO WALK AGAIN.

Reporter: WHEN CBN

LEARNED ABOUT MARINA AND HER

FAMILY, WE TOOK HER TO THE

HOSPITAL AND PAID FOR BOTH

OF HER SURGERIES.

SOON SHE WAS BACK ON HER

FEET.

IT IS WONDERFUL TO BE

ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF MY

FAMILY.

THANK YOU FOR HELPING

US.

MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU.

YOU MADE MY DREAMS COME

TRUE.

NOW MY MOTHER AND FATHER CAN

TAKE ME TO SCHOOL AND GO FOR

WALKS WITH ME.

THAT MAKES ME REALLY HAPPY.

THANK YOU.

Pat: WHAT A STORY.

WHAT A WONDERFUL STORY.

DOESN'T THAT WARM YOUR

HEART, TO SEE THAT?

Terry: BEAUTIFUL

PEOPLE.

Pat: AND YOU'RE

GOING --

Terry: I'M GOING IN

APRIL.

"ORPHANS' PROMISE" HAS A LOT

OF WORK IN ARMENIA, BUT

THEIR HISTORY IS RICH.

THESE ARE PEOPLE OF FAITH.

Pat: FOLKS, WE HAVE

SOMETHING CALLED "VISIONS OF

THE NIGHT."

WE WANT YOU TO HELP US HELP

PEOPLE LIKE THIS SWEET

LITTLE BOY AND HIS MOTHER.

1-800-759-0700.

65 CENTS A DAY, AND YOU CAN

BE A "700 CLUB" MEMBER.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH TODAY OS

POWER MINUTE, TAKEN FROM

PSALM 128: "BLESSED IS

EVERYONE WHO FEARS THE LORD,

WHO WALKS IN HIS WAYS.

WHEN YOU EAT THE LABOR OF

YOUR HANDS, YOU SHALL BE

HAPPY AND IT SHALL BE WELL

WITH YOU.

YOUR WIFE SHALL BE LIKE A

FRUITFUL VINE IN THE VERY

HEART OF YOUR HOUSE.

YOUR CHILDREN LIKE OLIVE

PLANTS ALL AROUND YOUR

TABLE."

WHAT A BLESSING FOR ALL OF

US, ESPECIALLY THOSE OF US

WHO HAVE 14 GRANDCHILDREN,

LIKE I DO.

Terry: YOU STAND

ALONE.

Pat: AND FOUR

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN.

TOMORROW, WE'LL TAKE YOU

BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE NEW

MOVIE "SON OF GOD."

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