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The 700 Club - April 16, 2014

Meet the Burpos, the family behind the new movie, “Heaven is for Real.” Plus, a hurting and wandering young woman wakes up to an Easter morning sermon that opens her eyes to God’s love. Read Transcript


THE ANGELS SANG TO YOU?

Wendy: BEHIND THE

SCENES OF "HEAVEN IS FOR

REAL."

WE'LL TALK TO THE STARS.

IT TELLS YOU A STORY, AN

HONEST STORY.

I GOT TO SEE MYSELF GROW

UP.

YOU GOT TO SEE YOURSELF

GROW UP?

Wendy: AND MEET THE

REAL FAMILY BEHIND THE

STORY.

FINALLY I REALIZED HE WAS

SPOT ON, AND THIS IS TRUE.

Wendy: ON TODAY'S "THE

700 CLUB."

Pat: OH, BABY, IT'S

COLD OUTSIDE.

WELCOME TO "THE 700 CLUB".

WINDCHILL HERE IN THE SUNNY

SOUTH, 27°.

IN DETROIT, THEY'VE SET

RECORDS FOR SNOW.

WE HAD WIND LAST NIGHT IN

THIS PLACE, UP TO 70

SOMETHING MILES AN HOUR.

Wendy: IT WAS SCARY.

I HAD PAPERS BLOWING ALL

OVER MY HOUSE, BECAUSE I HAD

THE WINDOWS OPEN, BECAUSE IT

WAS WARM UP UNTIL AROUND

7:00, AND BOOM.

THIS IS CRAZY.

I'M READY TO GO TO THE

CARRIBEAN.

Pat: WE HAD A RED MOON

AND THEN WE GET FREEZING.

Wendy: YES.

AND OTHER PARTS OF THE

COUNTRY ARE ALSO SEEING THE

WHITE STUFF, ALONG WITH SOME

SERIOUSLY COLD TEMPERATURES

AND HEAVY WINDS.

THE DALE HURD HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: PERHAPS WE

SHOULDN'T BE SURPRISED AS

ONE OF THE WORST WINTERS IN

MEMORY RETURNED FOR AN

ENCORE.

THIS 750-FOOT CARGO SHIP

REMAINS SHIPPED IN

CHESAPEAKE BAY.

THE SAME SYSTEM BROUGHT SNOW

TO NEW YORK CITY AND OTHER

PART OF THE NORTH EAST

OVERNIGHT, DROPPING

TEMPERATURES BY AS MUCH AS

40°, AND BRINGING BACK THE

WHITE POWDER THAT SO MANY

DID NOT WANT TO SEE AGAIN.

WE DON'T WANT TO HEAR

THAT FOUR LETTER WORD THAT

STARTS WITH AN "S."

Reporter: DETROIT

SHATTERED A 43-YEAR-OLD

SNOWFALL RECORD.

THE BUFFALO AREA FOUND

ITSELF PREPARING FOR SEVERAL

INCHES OF SNOW.

WE'LL PROBABLY BE OUT

PLOWING LATER TONIGHT.

Reporter: IN PARTS OF

THE SOUTH, SNOW IS FALLING

ON FLOWERS ALREADY IN BLOOM,

AND TEMPERATURES ARE

HOVERING NEAR FREEZING, AND

THAT'S A THREAT TO CROPS.

PRETTY MUCH THEIR MOST

VULNERABLE TIME.

Reporter: FARMERS WERE

OUT TRYING TO PROTECT THEIR

LIVELIHOODS.

IF WE START DROPPING

BELOW 30, WE'RE HEADING FOR

AN EXTREMELY DANGER ZONE.

Reporter: IN GEORGIA, A

TREE SPLIT A HOUSE IN TWO,

TRAPPING TWO WOMEN INSIDE.

I IMMEDIATELY HEARD THE

SCREAMS.

Reporter: AND

DAMAGINGLY HIGH WINDS NEAR

PHILADELPHIA.

I THOUGHT IT WAS A

TORNADO, SO I BACKED DOWN TO

THE BASEMENT.

Reporter: FLOODING FROM

MICHIGAN, TO NEW YORK,

VERMONT, AND STATES IN

BETWEEN.

WORLD LEADERS, INCLUDING

PRESIDENT OBAMA, CONTINUE TO

BLAME THE RECORD-SETTING

WINTER WEATHER ON GLOBAL

WARMING, BUT THE U.S. HAS

SEEN THIS KIND OF WEATHER

BEFORE, 200 YEARS AGO,

DURING A PERIOD CALLED

"LITTLE ICE AGE."

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

Pat: BOY, THOSE CLIMATE

WARMERS ARE GOING TO HAVE

EGG ALL OVER THEIR FACE.

AND THEY'LL HAVE A BIG

SNOWMAN SITTING IN FRONT

WITH A CARROT IN ITS NOSE.

IN OTHER NEWS, A TERRIBLE

TRAGEDY OFF THE COAST OF

SOUTH KOREA TODAY WITH A

FERRY WITH HUNDREDS OF

PASSENGERS ON BOARD SANK.

JOHN JESSUP HAS MORE ON THAT

STORY FROM WASHINGTON.

Reporter: PAT, NEARLY

300 PEOPLE ARE STILL

MISSING, AND THREE ARE

CONFIRMED DEAD IN THAT

TRAGIC ACCIDENT.

ONE WITNESS SAID HE FELT THE

FERRY TILT BEFORE IT CRASHED

INTO SOMETHING.

HE SAID PASSENGERS WERE TOLD

TO STAY SEATED, BUT HE

DIDN'T HEAR ANY MESSAGES

TELLING THEM TO SANK SHIP.

IT IS NOW SITTING ON THE

BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN FLOOR

UNDER 100 FEET OF WATER.

THE MULTI-STORY VESSEL WAS

CARRYING ABOUT 460 PEOPLE.

ABOUT 300 WERE HIGH SCHOOL

STUDENTS ON A SCHOOL TRIP.

A NEW VIDEO SHOWS WHAT LOOKS

TO BE THE LARGEST GATHERING

OF al-QAEDA IN YEARS, WITH

THEIR SECOND IN COMMAND

SAYING HE WANTS TO ATTACK

THE UNITED STATES.

CNN SAYS THAT THE NUMBER TWO

LEADER IS MEETING WITH

FIGHTERS AND COMMANDERS IN

YEMEN.

AND HE ALSO HEADS AL-QAEDA

IN THE ARABIAN PENINSULA.

THE VIDEO DREW THE ATTENTION

OF U.S. AND ANTI-TERRORISM

EXPERTS.

CBN'S ERICK STAKELBECK

REPORTED MORE THAN FOUR

YEARS AGO THAT YEMEN COULD

BECOME A HOTBED FOR

AL-QAEDA.

AN ISLAMIC TERRORIST GROUP

IS SUSPECTED OF CARRYING OUT

A MASSIVE BOMB ATTACK THAT

KILLED MORE THAN 70 PIN 70

PEOPLE IN THE CAPITAL OF

NIGERIA EARLIER THIS WEEK.

NO ONE HAS CLAIMED

RESPONSIBILITY.

BUT THE COUNTRY'S PRESIDENT

SAYS ALL OF THE EVIDENCE

SHOWS IT IS THE WORK OF A

GROUP CALL BOKO HARAM.

Reporter: THE MASSIVE

EXPLOSION OCCURRED AT A BUS

STATION, DURING MORNING

RUSH-HOUR, KILLING AT LEAST

72 PEOPLE, AND INJURING 169

OTHERS.

THIS MAN WITNESSED THE

BOMBING, AND SAID HE

INITIALLY THOUGHT A FUEL

TANKER HAD EXPLODED.

THE C.E.O. OF 3D GLOBAL

LEADERSHIP WAS IN ABUSHA AT

THE TIME OF THE ATTACK.

HE IS NO ATTACK HAS OCCURRED

THERE FOR THE PAST FOUR

YEARS.

THERE HAS BEEN A SENSE

THAT ABUJA IS SECURE.

THAT SENSE OF HOPE HAS BEEN

SHATTERED RIGHT NOW.

Reporter: SOME PEOPLE

SPECULATE THE BOMB WAS

HIDDEN IN THE GROUND.

THAT'S BECAUSE THE BLAST

LEFT HIS CRATER, MORE THAN

FOUR FEET DEEP, AND SPREAD

HOT SHRAPNEL ACROSS A WIDE

PATH, SLICING INTO THE FLESH

OF NEARBY COMMUTERS.

BUT GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATORS

INSIST A SUICIDE CAR BOMBER

CALLED THE DEADLY

EXPLOSION.

THIS MAN SAYS MOST NIGERIANS

BELIEVE THE ATTACK WAS THE

WORK OF BOKO HARAM

TERRORISTS.

WHAT IS A LITTLE

DISCONCERTING AND CONFUSING

FOR A LOT OF NIGERIANS AT

THE MOMENT IS THAT THERE IS

NO RHYME OR REASON TO ALL OF

THE ATTACKS.

Reporter: AND THIS

BOMBING INDICATES THAT BOKO

HARAM'S TERRORISM MAY NOW BE

ENTERING A NEW PHASE, ONE

WHERE PUBLIC FACILITIES ARE

TARGETED, IN ADDITION TO

CHURCHES AND SCHOOLS.

WE NEED TO PRAY THAT

PEACE WILL REIGN, THAT THE

ATTACKERS WILL BE EXPOSED

AND APPREHENDED, AND THAT

SANITY AND PEACE BE RESTORED

IN NIGERIA.

Reporter: GARY LANE,

CBN NEWS.

Reporter: BOKO HARAM'S

GOAL IS TO FORCE AN ISLAMIC

STATE ON NIGERIA.

PAT?

Pat: THANK YOU, JOHN.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE'VE

BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS OVER

AND OVER, AND WE'LL SEE IT

ONE MORE TIME.

WE HAD A GUEST ON THE SHOW A

COUPLE OF DAYS AGO WHO SAID

THAT THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION HAS

DELIBERATELY DELETED SOME

THOUSAND -- 1,000 PAGES OF

MATERIAL IN OUR TERRORIST

TRAINING MANUALS, INDICATING

THAT THE SOURCE OF TERROR IS

ISLAMIC JIHADISTS, AND FROM

THE QURAN.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, LIKE

IT OR NOT, WE CANNOT ALLOW

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS TO

OVERWHELM OUR SENSE OF

SAFETY.

WE MUST BE SAFE, AND WE MUST

IDENTIFY THE ENEMY.

AND THE ENEMY, VERY SIMPLY,

BELIEVES IN DESTRUCTION AS A

WAY TO BRING IN THE MADI,

AND THAT WAS THE BELIEF OF

THE HEAD OF THE ISLAMIC

REPUBLIC OF IRAN, THAT THE

MADHI WOULD COME AFTER GREAT

DESTRUCTION HAD TAKEN

PLACE.

AND HE WOULD BE LIKE THE NEW

SAVIOR.

THAT'S WHAT THEY BELIEVE.

AND IT'S CLEARLY SPELLED OUT

IN THE QURAN.

IT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT YOU

JUST SAY, WELL, IT'S A

FRINGE GROUP.

IT IS NOT FRINGE AT ALL.

IT IS AT THE VERY HEART OF

ISLAM.

AND FOR US TO EXCISE THAT IN

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS, AND

WE CANNOT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT

THEM, AND THE PRESIDENT GOES

ON AND TALKS ABOUT

SLANDERING THE PROPHET OF

ISLAM, I MEAN, PLEASE.

WE HAD ANOTHER PRESIDENT

THAT SAID ISLAM IS A

RELIGION OF PEACE.

HE WAS WRONG.

WE HAVE SOMETHING YOU MUST

READ.

IT IS PUBLISHED AND PUT

TOGETHER BY A GROUP CALLED

"THE TRUTH."

IT IS EXCELLENT.

IT IS BY ISLAMIC PEOPLE.

IT HAS BEEN VETTED BY THOSE

WHO ARE EXPERTS IN THE QURAN

AND WHO SPEAK ARABIC.

THERE ARE MANY, MANY QUOTES

FROM THE QURAN, MANY FROM

THE HADIF.

IT'S SOMETHING THAT YOU NEED

TO HAVE.

WE'LL GIVE IT TO YOU.

IT IS A BEAUTIFUL LITTLE

BOOKLET, "ISLAM, RELIGION OF

PEACE OR WAR."

ARE YOU READING IT?

Wendy: I'M READING IT

NOW.

I JUST GOT MINE IN THE

MAIL.

IT IS SO EASY TO READ, AND

IT IS SO IMPORTANT WE BE

INFORMED.

Pat: WE'RE GOING TO

GIVE IT TO PEOPLE IF THEY

WANT IT.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL.

WE HAVE HAD ABOUT 40,000

PEOPLE WHO SAID WE WANT A

COPY.

IT IS A TREMENDOUS LITTLE

BOOK.

AND YOU PROBABLY WANT IT FOR

YOUR BIBLE STUDY OR YOUR

CHURCH GROUP.

1-800-759-0700.

YOU CAN CALL IN OR LOG ON

TO CBN.COM.

JOHN?

Reporter: PAT, THE

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL

COMMITTEE MARKED TAX DAY

YESTERDAY BY FILING A

LAWSUIT AGAINST THE I.R.S.

THE R.N.C. WANTS INFORMATION

FROM THE TAX AGENCY ON THE

TEA PARTY TARGETING

SCANDAL.

THE GROUP FILED A REQUEST

UNDER THE FREEDOM OF

INFORMATION ACT, BUT THEY

SAY THAT THE I.R.S. HAS

ASKED FOR MULTIPLE

EXTENSIONS WITHOUT TURNING

ANYTHING OVER.

REPUBLICANS CALL THAT

INEXCUSABLE.

AND THE CHAIRMAN SAYS IF THE

I.R.S. HAS NOTHING TO HIDE,

WHY NOT JUST ANSWER THE

REQUEST?

WELL, EVERY YEAR JEWISH

PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD

CELEBRATE THE EXITOUS FROM

EGYPT WITH A PASSOVER.

ONE OF THE KEY ELEMENTS IS

UNLEVENED BREAD, KNOWN AS

MATZAH.

AND IF A WHOLE COUNTRY EATS

IT FOR A WEEK, THAT'S A

WHOLE LOT OF MATZAH.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS MORE.

Reporter: THE BIBLE

CALLS IT THE BREAD OF

AFFLICTION, UNLEVENED BREAD,

OR MATZAH.

EVERY YEAR THE JEWISH PEOPLE

ARE COMMANDED TO RETELL THE

STORY OF THEIR EXITOUS FROM

EGYPT, AND TO EAT UNLEVENED

BROAD FOR SEVEN DAYS.

BECAUSE THE LORD MADE

THEM LEAVE VERY FAST, THEY

HAD TO MAKE BREAD THAT

DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO RISE.

AND THEY ATE THIS FLAT

BREAD, WHICH IS MATZAH.

Reporter: MOST ISRAELIS

TAKE THE COMMANDMENT TO EAT

UNLEVENED BREAD VERY

SERIOUSLY, AND MANY ACTUALLY

LIKE IT.

BESIDES REGULAR MATZAH, YOU

CAN GET EGG, WHOLE WHEAT,

AND EVEN CHOCOLATE MATZAH.

THE REGULAR MATZAH MUST

BE MADE OF FLOUR AND WATER

ONLY.

THE FLOUR WOULD LOOK LIKE

REGULAR FLOUR, BUT IT IS NOT

REGULAR FLOUR.

Reporter: ROY IS VICE

PRESIDENT OF VISOTAEV, AND

HE SAYS THE WHOLE PROCESS

MUST BE MADE IN 18 MINUTES

BECAUSE THE MOMENT THE WATER

TOUCHES THE FLOUR, IT STARTS

RISING.

IN REALITY, THE PROCESS

IS MUCH, MUCH FASTER.

AND THE WHOLE PROCESS TAKES

NO LONGER THAN THREE, FOUR

MINUTES.

EVERY 15 MINUTES, WE AVOID

TO HAVE ANY LEFTOVERS OF

LEVENED DOUGH, WE HAVE TO

CLEAN THE MIXER SYSTEM.

Reporter: WOLF IS THE

SIXTH GENERATION TO WORK IN

HIS FAMILY'S BUSINESS WHICH

STARTED IN 1867.

AND THEY'VE BEEN IN THE

CURRENT FACTORY SINCE 1976.

HAY START IN OCTOBER AND

WORK AROUND THE CLOCK FOR

THE LAST MONTH, EXCEPT ON

THE SABBATH, TO PROVIDE

MATZAH TO JEWISH COMMUNITIES

IN ISRAEL AND AROUND THE

WORLD.

WE ARE EXPORTING TO OVER

35 COUNTRIES, TO ALL JEWISH

COMMUNITIES AROUND THE

WORLD, FROM THE LARGE

COMMUNITIES IN NORTH

AMERICA, TO THE SMALLEST

COUNTRIES, AND WE HAVE

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES IN

KOREA AND SINGAPORE.

I'VE BEEN TOLD IN SOME

CHURCHES IT IS USED AS THE

HOLY BREAD.

Reporter: THE PASSOVER

WOULD HAVE UNLEVENED BREAD,

AND BECAUSE OF THAT, MANY

CHRISTIANS LIKE TO TAKE

COMMUNION WITH MATZAH.

SOME EVEN SAY THAT THE

DESIGN OF THE MATZAH,

STRIPED AND PIERCED, IS

SYMBOLIC OF THE MESSIAH

HIMSELF.

YOU MIGHT THINK WITH ALL OF

THIS MATZAH-MAKING THAT THE

WOLF FAMILY WOULD GET TIRED

OF PASSOVER, BUT NOT SO.

WE ARE WAITING FOR THIS

DAY.

I'M USUALLY TIRED BECAUSE

I'M WORKING UNTIL THE SAME

DAY IN THE AFTERNOON, BUT

THE HOLIDAY MEANS A LOT TO

US.

Reporter: ONE ISRAELI

COMPARED IT TO A DATA DRIVE,

PASSING ALONG INFORMATION

FROM GENERATION TO

GENERATION.

AND IN HEALTH NEWS HERE

AT HOME, AS OBESITY HAS BEEN

ON THE RISE IN RECENT

DECADES, SO HAS THE NUMBER

OF CASES OF DIABETES.

MORE THAN 9% OF AMERICANS

HAVE DIABETES, COMPARED TO

5.5% JUST 20 YEARS AGO.

TODAY MORE THAN 20 MILLION

AMERICANS HAVE THE DISEASE.

BEING OVERWEIGHT IS A MAJOR

FACTOR IN TYPE 2 DIABETES,

AND PAT, IT CAN LEAD TO

HEART DISEASE, KIDNEY

FAILURE, AND EVEN

BLINDNESS.

Pat: WE'VE BEEN WARNING

PEOPLE ABOUT THIS.

IT IS CALLED METABOLIC

SYNDROME.

THAT'S THE TECHNICAL TERM OF

WHAT HAPPENS TO PEOPLE.

THE PROBLEM IS THE DIET WE

EAT TODAY HAS SO MUCH SUGAR,

AND IT FORCES THE INSULIN TO

TRY TO COMBAT THE SUGAR.

AND BEFORE LING LONG, THE

INSULIN RESPECTERS GET WARN

OUT, AND THEREFORE YOU START

HAVING DIABETES, AND YOU

START TAKING INSULIN.

THE THING TO DO IS TO LET

YOUR BODY REGAIN HEALTH, AND

IT CAN DO IT.

BUT YOU HAVE TO GET OFF OF

THIS JUNK.

AND WE HAVE SO MUCH -- YOU

READ THE LABELS, IT'S GOT

SUGAR, IT'S GOT ALL KINDS OF

SWEETENER OF VARIOUS KINDS.

CORN SYRUP.

MYç BATON WARç IS THIS HIGH

FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, WHICH I

THINK HAS INGREDIENTS THAT

ARE WORSE THAN SUGAR.

Wendy: THEY TRY TO TELL

US IT IS NOT ANY DIFFERENT

THAN SUGAR.

BUT I DON'T BELIEVE IT

EITHER.

IT IS IN THAT LIQUID FORM

AND GETS INTO YOUR SYSTEM

QUICKER.

Pat: IT DOES DAMAGE.

AND EVERYTHING HAS HIGH

FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP IN IT.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, YOU'VE

GOT TO READ THE COTTON

PICKING LABELS.

AND SPEAKING OF MATZAH, IF

YOU WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT --

Wendy: JUST EAT MATZAH

AND DRINK WATER.

Pat: IT DOESN'T CONTAIN

SALT.

IF YOU WANT A QUICK WEIGHT

LOSS, EAT MATZAH.

Wendy: MATZAH WITH

WHAT?

MATZAH AND CHEESE?

Pat: WHATEVER.

BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY

ABOUT IT.

THERE IS NO SALT IN IT.

Wendy: AND NO GLUTEN --

NEVER MIND, I DON'T KNOW

ABOUT THAT.

Pat: I DON'T KNOW ABOUT

THE GLUTEN, BUT IT DOESN'T

HAVE SALT.

I'M A MATZAH FAN.

Wendy: WHO KNEW?

UP NEXT, HE PLAYS COLTON

BURPO IN THE MOVIE "HEAVEN

IS FOR REAL."

AND EPHRAIM GRAHAM GOT TO

MEET THE YOUNG STAR.

Reporter: WHAT WAS THE

BEST PART OF MAKING THE

FILM?

I GOT TO SEE MYSELF THROW

UP.

Wendy: AND HE TALKS TO

ACTOR GREG KINNEAR AND

DIRECTOR RANDALL WALLACE,

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

RAN

*

Pat: WELL, FANS OF THE

BOOK "HEAVEN IS FOR REAL"

HAVE BEEN EAGERLY AWAITING

APRIL 16th, BECAUSE THE

MOVIE ABOUT THAT SAME TITLE

OPENS IN THEATERS

NATIONWIDE.

AND EPHRAIM GRAHAM WENT

BEHIND THE SCENES TO BRING

US THIS PREVIEW OF "HEAVEN

IS FOR REAL."

Reporter: MILLIONS HAVE

READ THE BRIGHT YELLOW BOOK,

"HEAVEN IS FOR REAL."

AND SONY PICTURES TAPPED

SCREEN WRITER AND FILM

DIRECTOR RANDALL WALLACE TO

BRING THE BEST-SELLER TO THE

BIG SCREEN.

NERVOUS ABOUT TACKLING THE

AFTER LIFE AND WHAT HAPPENS

WHEN YOU DIE?

I THINK NERVOUS IS

PROBABLY A GOOD TERM.

IT WAS CERTAINLY IN THAT

FIELD, BETWEEN NERVOUS AND

SHEAR TERROR.

HELLO.

I'M SURPRISED TO HEAR

THAT.

DID YOU PUNCH A KID IN THE

NOSE TODAY?

UH-HUH.

WITH YOUR FIST?

YUP.

BUT NOT ONE KID, TWO.

Reporter: THIS IS THE

BURPO'S STORY, AN ORDINARY

NEBRASKA FAMILY FACING

EXTRAORDINARY

CIRCUMSTANCES.

THEIR 4-YEAR-OLD SON, COLT

TH COLTON NEARLY DIES,

UNDERGOES EMERGENCY SURGERY,

AND AWAKES WITH UNDENIABLE

VISION OF A TRIP TO HEAVEN.

DID YOU KNOW I HAD A

SISTER.

YOU DIDN'T KNOW THAT

CATHY IS YOUR SISTER?

NO.

I HAVE TWO SISTERS.

A BABY DIED IN YOUR TUMMY.

WHO TOLD YOU I HAD A BABY

DIE IN MY TUMMY?

IN HEAVEN, THIS LITTLE

GIRL CAME UP TO ME AND TOLD

ME SHE DIED IN YOUR TUMMY.

YOU PUT YOURSELF THROUGH

THE FIRST YEAR OF SEMINARY

TEACHING KARATE.

DID THE SEMINARY TRAINING

HELP WITH THIS FILM?

THE SEMINARY TRAINING WAS

WONDERFUL FOR ME IN THIS IN

THAT I STUDIED RELIGION.

I GREW UP INTENT REVIVALS.

AND YOU ALWAYS THINK ABOUT

HEAVEN IN THOSE CONTEXTS.

THE GREAT THING ABOUT THAT

IS HEAVEN IS PRESENTED HAS

SOMETHING GLORIOUS.

Reporter: THAT GLORIOUS

PRESENTATION COMES FROM A

4-YEAR-OLD.

DO YOU EVER HAVE TO BE

SCARED?

IS THAT WHY YOU WANTED TO

COME BACK, SHOW ME YOU

WEREN'T AFRAID?

IT'S IMPORTANT.

WHAT ABOUT THE HOSPITAL?

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THAT?

DID THAT SCARE YOU?

NO.

THAT'S WHERE THE ANGELS SANG

TO ME.

THE ANGELS SANG TO YOU?

YES.

WHEN?

DURING THE OPERATION,

WHEN MOM WAS IN ONE ROOM,

TALKING ON THE PHONE, AND

YOU WERE IN ANOTHER ROOM,

YELLING AT GOD.

Reporter: CONNOR PLAYS

COLTON IN HIS VERY FAVORITE

ACTING PART.

WHAT WAS THE BEST PART OF

MAKING THE FILM?

WHEN I GOT TO SEE MYSELF

THROW UP.

HOW DID YOU DO THAT?

I HAD TO EAT THIS JUICE,

AND THEN I THREW UP.

THEY'RE SAYING IT.

[YELLING]

Reporter: OSCAR

NOMINATED ACTOR, GREG

KINNEAR, PLAYS COLTON'S DAD,

TODD.

IT MIGHT BE SAD OR

SCARY.

Reporter: IN BRINGING

THE ROLE OF TODD BURPO TO

THE SCREEN, WHAT DID YOU

THINK YOU HAD TO DO?

WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BRING

TO THE SCREEN?

HE IS PASSIONATE AND, YOU

KNOW, HAS CLEARLY A STRONG

FAITH AND STRONG CONVICTION

ABOUT WHAT HE BELIEVES, AND

A GREAT LOVE OF HIS

CHILDREN.

AND I THINK THAT THOSE WERE

THE THINGS FOR ME TO REALLY

TRY TO TRANSLATE AS STRONGLY

TO THE AUDIENCE AS

POSSIBLE.

Reporter: TODD IS ALSO

A FIREFIGHTER, PASTOR, AND A

MAN STRUGGLING TO UNDERSTAND

WHAT HIS SON EXPERIENCED,

AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT.

THAT STRUGGLE HELPED HIM

WRITE THE BOOK.

WHEN DID YOU FIRST COME TO

THE BURPO STORY?

WHEN DID YOU FIRST LEARN OF

IT?

I LEARNED OF IT THROUGH

RANDALL WALLACE.

I WASN'T FAMILIAR WITH THE

BOOK.

I THOUGHT THAT TURNING IT

INTO A SCREENPLAY WOULD BE

NOT EASY TO DO.

IT'S A TOUGH THING TO PULL

OFF SO THAT IT DOESN'T FEEL

LIKE A TWO-HOUR SERMON, THAT

IT TELLS YOU A STORY, AN

HONEST STORY.

AND I THOUGHT HE DID AN

AMAZING JOB IN DOING THAT.

Reporter: EPHRAIM

GRAHAM, CBN NEWS,

LOS ANGELES.

Pat: TODAY IS THE BIG

DAY.

WENDY?

Wendy: ALL RIGHTY.

WELL, WHEN WE COME BACK,

YOU'LL MEET THE REAL COLTON

BURPO AND HIS PARENTS.

FIND OUT WHAT THEY THINK OF

THE MOVIE, BASED ON THEIR

BEST-SELLING BOOK.

PLUS, YOU'LL HEAR COLTON

BURPO SING ABOUT HEAVEN.

WOW!

Wendy: TODAY, WHEN THE

MOVIE "HEAVEN IS FOR REAL"

OPENS AT THE BOX OFFICE,

COLTON BURPO AND HIS PARENTS

WILL ONCE AGAIN BE IN THE

SPOTLIGHT.

LAST WEEK PAT INTERVIEWED

THE BURPO FAMILY IN OUR

STUDIO, AND HE DISCOVERED

THAT 14-YEAR-OLD COLTON IS

NOW NOT ONLY TALKING ABOUT

HEAVEN, HE IS ALSO SINGING

ABOUT IT.

HERE'S PAT.

Pat: WELL, THE BOOK IS

"HEAVEN IS FOR REAL."

THE MOVIE IS OPENING TODAY,

AND PLEASE WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB" TODD, SONYA,

AND COLTON BURPO.

WHAT DID YOU GUYS THINK OF

THE MOVIE?

WE LOVED IT.

AFTER THREE YEARS OF

WAITING, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE

DON'T KNOW ALL OF THE

STEPS.

BUT WHAT WE HAVE TODAY, AND

AT THE END OF THE DAY, THEY

KEPT TRUE TO THEIR WORD TO

TELL COLTON'S STORY COLTON'S

WAY.

WE'RE THRILLED WITH IT.

IT IS EASY FOR US TO ENDORSE

THIS FILM.

Pat: SURE.

I WANT TO ASK YOU, YOUR

FATHER'S BOOK HAD LITTLE

SNIPPETS OF THIS, THAT, AND

THE OTHER.

WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU?

WELL, I HAD

APPENDICITIS.

Pat: AND DURING THAT

TIME, WHAT HAPPENED?

WELL, DURING THE FIRST

SURGERY THAT I HAD, THAT'S

WHEN I GOT TO SEE HEAVEN.

Pat: YOU LEFT YOUR

BODY?

YOU DIDN'T DIE; YOU LEFT

YOUR BODY?

YEAH.

I COULD LOOK DOWN AND I

COULD SEE MY BODY, AND I

COULD SEE MY MOM IN ONE

ROOM, AND SHE WAS ON THE

PHONE TALKING AND PRAYING,

AND MY DAD WAS IN ANOTHER

ROOM, AND HE WAS PRAYING AND

YELLING AT THE SAME TIME.

Pat: WHEN YOU GOT

THERE, WHAT WAS HEAVEN

LIKE?

HEAVEN FEELS LIKE HOME.

I MEAN, WE WERE MADE TO BE

THERE WITH GOD, SO IT'S JUST

AMAZING THE FIRST TIME YOU

GET TO BE THERE.

Pat: YEAH.

ALL RIGHT.

YOU SAW JESUS?

YEAH.

AND HE -- I SPENT MOST OF MY

TIME IN HEAVEN WITH JESUS.

Pat: YEAH?

THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO

WANT TO SEE JESUS, AND HOW

COME YOU?

OR DID HE HAVE TIME FOR

EVERYBODY AND YOU DIDN'T

UNDERSTAND HOW IT WORKED?

AT THE TIME, HE WAS WITH

ME A LOT.

BUT IF I WASN'T WITH HIM, I

WAS WITH MY GREAT GRANDPA

AND MY SISTER.

Pat: DID YOU BELIEVE

HIM WHEN HE FIRST CAME

BACK?

FIRST, I ALWAYS BELIEVED

IN HEAVEN, BUT I DIDN'T

BELIEVE IN NEAR-DEATH

EXPERIENCES.

IT WAS A JOURNEY FOR ME TO

SIT DOWN AND REALIZE THAT

WHAT MY SON WAS TELLING ME

REALLY HAPPENED.

I THINK BEING A PERSON WHO

GREW UP READING SCRIPTURE

AND TRUSTING SCRIPTURE, AND

HERE IS A CHILD TALKING TO

ME ABOUT WHAT HE SAW.

TO ME, THE ADVANTAGE WAS AS

A PARENT, YOU KNOW WHEN A

4-YEAR-OLD IS TELLING YOU

THE TRUTH.

AND YOU KNOW WHEN A

4-YEAR-OLD CAN'T INVENT THE

THINGS HE WAS SAYING.

THERE IS NO WAY HE HAD THE

DEPTH OF THE THINGS HE WAS

SHARING.

HE COULDN'T READ AT THE

TIME.

AND HE WAS SAYING WHAT NO

4-YEAR-OLD WOULD BE READING

OR TAUGHT IN CHURCH.

AND IT WAS EXACTLY RIGHT.

AND IT WAS TRUE.

Pat: YOU DIDN'T WANT A

MOVIE TO BE MADE OF THIS,

WHY?

THE INTEGRITY OF THE

STORY.

AND I SAID, WOULD YOU DO

ANYTHING THAT WOULD VIOLATE

ONE OF YOUR CHILDREN.

AND HE SAID NEVER.

AND I SAID AT THE END OF THE

DAY, MY BOY IS GOING TO HOLD

ME RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT YOU

PUT UP ON THE SCREEN.

AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE

THAT RISK.

THAT WAS MY BIG CONCERN.

Pat: SONYA, TELL ME

ABOUT THE CHILD YOU LOST.

WHEN COLTON CAME BACK AND

TOLD ME HE HAD TO SISTERS,

HE CAME AND TOLD US LIKE

THIS IS THE WAY IT IS, AND

WE HADN'T TOLD HIM.

Pat: DID YOU BELIEVE

HIM?

WHEN HE SAID HE MET HIS

SISTER, IT PRETTY MUCH

SOLIDIFIED IT BECAUSE WE

DIDN'T SHARE THAT WITH TOO

MANY PEOPLE, AND ESPECIALLY

WITH HIM.

Pat: COLTON, WHAT ELSE

HAVE YOU GOT TO TELL US

ABOUT HEAVEN -- HOW LONG

WERE YOU THERE?

I SAID I WAS THERE FOR

THREE MINUTES, BUT IT IS

KIND OF HARD TO GRASP I

COULD EXPERIENCE ALL OF WHAT

I SAW IN THREE MINUTES.

Pat: YOU SAID IT WAS

KIND OF LIKE HOME.

AND I'VE HEARD ABOUT FLOWERS

AND BEAUTIFUL BIRDS AND

SINGING.

WAS THERE ANY OF THAT THAT

YOU SAW?

YES.

THERE WERE A BUNCH OF PLANT

LIFE.

THERE WAS WATER.

THERE WERE PEOPLE, AND THERE

WERE ANIMALS IN HEAVEN.

Pat: ANIMALS?

PEOPLE ASK US ABOUT DOGS.

I'M FOR HORSES -- DID THEY

HAVE HORSES UP THERE?

YES, THEY HAD HORSES,

DOGS, CATS, LIONS, PRETTY

MUCH EVERY ANIMAL WE HAVE

DOWN HERE ON EARTH ARE UP IN

HEAVEN.

Pat: AND THEY'RE ALL

TAME?

YES.

Pat: YOU WEREN'T

SCARED?

YOU WERE AT PEACE ALL OF THE

TIME?

WELL, NOT AT FIRST.

WHAT WAS THE FIRST THING

JESUS DID FOR YOU?

WELL, WHEN I STARTED TO

RISE OUT OF MY BODY AND I

COULD SEE MY BODY AND THEN

MY PARENTS IN SEPARATE

ROOMS, I WAS SCARED OUT OF

MY MIND.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS

HAPPENING.

BUT I WAS SITTING ON JESUS'

LAP, AND HE HAD THE ANGELS

SING TO ME TO CALM ME DOWN.

Pat: WHAT ELSE DO YOU

WANT PEOPLE TO TAKE AWAY

FROM THE MOVIE?

IN THE MOVIE, IT IS VERY

HONEST.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT

IS GOOD IS IT TALKS ABOUT

BROKEN PIECES THAT PEOPLE

CARRY.

AND I THINK IT WILL BE GOOD

FOR PEOPLE TO COME TO THIS

AND HEAR FROM COLTON, AND

HOPEFULLY GET SOME OF THOSE

BROKEN PARTS HEALED AND TALK

ABOUT IT.

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, THAT

PEOPLE REALIZE WHAT JESUS

DID FOR COLTON, HE WANTS TO

DO FOR YOU, TOO.

THERE IS NOTHING HE DID FOR

COLTON THAT HE DOESN'T WANT

TO DO FOR EVERYBODY ELSE.

Pat: INCREDIBLE.

THE MOVIE, FOLKS, IS CALLED

"HEAVEN IS FOR REAL."

IT OPENS IN THEATERS

NATIONWIDE ON APRIL 16th.

A SPECIAL EDITION OF THE

BOOK, "HEAVEN IS FOR REAL,"

IS ALSO AVAILABLE WHEREVER

BOOKS ARE TOLD.

WE LEAVE NOW WITH COLTON

BURPO SINGING "HEAVEN."

* I CAN TELL YOU A STORY

* THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR

HEART *

*

* IT CAN MEND YOUR BROKEN

HEART *

*

* HE REALLY LOVES YOU

* HE REALLY, REALLY LOVES

YOU *

* HE WANTS YOU TO KNOW

* HE REALLY, REALLY LOVES

YOU *

* HE REALLY, REALLY LOVES

YOU *

* HE WANTS YOU TO KNOW

Wendy: STILL AHEAD...

HE SAID, I'LL KILL YOU.

Wendy: A BIKER WITH A

WOUNDED PAST.

THERE IS AN EMPTINESS IN

ME.

Wendy: FINDS HEALING ON

EASTER SUNDAY.

I'VE NEVER FELT THIS KIND

OF LOVE BEFORE IN MY LIFE.

WELCOME BACK TOç

WASHINGTON.

ATTORNEY GENERALS FROM 19

STATES ARE TRYING TO SAVE A

FOUR STORY CROSS MEMORIAL

HONORING VETERANS IN SAN

DIEGO.

THEY HAVE ASKED THE SUPREME

COURT TO RULE THAT THE

60-YEAR-OLD MEMORIAL ATOP

MT. SOLEDAD DOES NOT VIOLATE

THE FIRST AMENDMENT.

JEWISH WAR VETERANS SUED TO

REMOVE THE 43-FOOT

STRUCTURE.

THE ATTORNEY GENERALS ARE

ASKING THE SUPREME COURT TO

SAVE THE MEMORIAL AND

PROVIDE A CLEARER FIRST

AMENDMENT TEST FOR LOWER

FEDERAL COURTS TO USE IN

SIMILAR CASES.

THE U.S. MILITARY MUST OPEN

ALL COMBAT POSITIONS TO

WOMEN BY JANUARY 2016.

IT WILL GIVE WOMEN THE

OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE ON THE

FRONT LINES FOR THE FIRST

TIME.

BUT IT SEEMS NOT MANY WANT

THE JOB.

LESS THAN 8% OF FEMALE

SERVICE MEMBERS WOULD CHOOSE

TO SERVE IN A COMBAT ROLE.

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LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

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PAT AND WENDY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Pat: AS A BIKER, JULIE

GREEN LOVES THE OPEN ROAD.

BUT NOT LONG AGO, THE FASTER

JULIE RODE, THE MORE EMPTY

SHE FELT.

FOR YEARS SHE CHASED AFTER

THE INNOCENCE THAT WAS

STOLEN FROM HER WHEN SHE WAS

JUST A LITTLE GIRL.

THEY TOOK THOSE DOLLS OUT

OF MY HANDS AND THEY TOLD ME

TO BE STILL.

AND HE SAID, YOU TELL, I'LL

KILL YOU.

AND I SHUT UP AND LA LAID

THERE AND WAS QUIET.

Reporter: JULIE GREEN

WAS JUST 6 YEARS OLD WHEN A

16-YEAR-OLD FAMILY MEMBER

RIPPED HER WORLD APART.

HE RAPED HER EVERY TIME SHE

WAS LEFT ALONE WITH HIM.

SHE DIDN'T TELL HER

PARENTS.

I FELT, LIKE, EMPTY.

I FELT NUMB.

I FELT SCARED.

MY WHOLE WORLD JUST TURNED

FROM UP SIDE DOWN.

Reporter: JULIE

SUFFERED IN SILENCE FOR

YEARS UNTIL HER TEACHER

NOTICED SOMETHING WAS

WRONG.

I TOLD HER THAT I'M TIRED

OF BEING TOUCHED.

AND SHE ASKED ME, WHO IS

DOING THIS?

AND I REMEMBER I WAS PLAYING

WITH CRAYONS AND I JUST KEPT

DRAWING ON THE PAPER.

AND I COULDN'T TELL HER.

Reporter: HER TEACHER

CALLED JULIE'S MOM AND JULIE

FINALLY TOLD THE TRUTH.

HER MOTHER CONFRONTED THE

YOUNG MAN, AND WHEN HE

DENIED IT, SHE WAS CONVINCED

JULIE WAS LYING.

I FELT REJECTED.

I FELT LIKE SHE DIDN'T

CARE.

AND THE FEELING

SOMETIMES I FILL SO

EMPTY, SOMETHING IS LOST.

I DON'T GET, WHAT IS IT?

Reporter: ONE NIGHT THE

GROUP GATHERED AT THEIR

CLUBHOUSE BEFORE A RIDE.

JULIE HAD TOO MUCH TO DRINK,

SO HER FRIENDS TOOK HER KEYS

AND LEFT HER TO SLEEP ON THE

COUCH.

IT WAS THE SATURDAY NIGHT

BEFORE EASTER.

HER FRIENDS WERE COMING BACK

SUNDAY MORNING BEA THEY HAD

BECAUSE THEY INVITED A

PASTOR TO HAVE THE EASTER

SUNDAY SERVICE.

JULIE WOKE UP TO THE

PASTOR'S VOICE.

GOOD MORNING, EVERYBODY.

HAPPY EASTER.

AND HE STARTED TALKING

ABOUT WHAT JESUS DID, WHAT

JESUS WENT THROUGH, AND WHY

IS THERE AN EASTER.

SOMETHING HIT ME INSIDE THAT

I'VE NEVER FELT.

AND I FELT THIS SLIGHT

LITTLE MARK, SORT OF AN

EMPTY HOLE IN MY SOUL, AND

SOMETHING FINALLY TOUCHED

IT.

Reporter: AFTER THE

SERVICE, JULIE HAD

QUESTIONS.

DO YOU THINK JESUS CAN

HELP SOMEBODY LIKE ME?

THE MAN JUST KIND OF LAUGHED

AND SAID, YEAH, JESUS HAS A

PLACE FOR YOU.

SOMEBODY HAS GOT A PLACE

FOR ME?

THIS TYPE OF FEELING OF

BEING WANTED AND FEELING

LIKE YOU FIT SOMEWHERE?

WHAT IS THIS?

Reporter: JULIE STARTED

TO ATTEND CHURCH AND SOON

TURNED HER LIFE OVER TO

GOD.

THE DAY THAT I ASKED THE

LORD JESUS TO COME IN MY

LIFE, I FELT LIKE THERE WAS

A BIG BACKPACK LIFTED OFF OF

MY SHOULDERS.

HOPE THAT I NEVER HAD.

A FEELING OF WORTHINESS.

I'VE NEVER FELT THIS KIND OF

LOVE BEFORE IN MY LIFE.

BUT I FELT A PEACE INSIDE.

I'VE NEVER HAD THAT.

Reporter: SHE READ HER

BIBLE EVERY DAY AND LEARNED

SHE NEEDED TO FORGIVE HER

MOTHER, WHO HAD PASSED AWAY,

AND THE FAMILY MEMBER WHO

HAD RAPED HER.

SHE DID.

I DON'T FEEL ANGER NO

MORE.

I DON'T FEEL HATRED.

I FINALLY FEEL A PEACE IN MY

HEART TO PRAY FOR HIM.

AND I PRAY HE'S ALL RIGHT.

Reporter: JULIE NOW

RIDES WITH THE CHRISTIAN

BIKERS' ASSOCIATION, AND SHE

IS ALSO A SPEAKER, AND TELLS

HER STORY ABOUT HOW JESUS

CHRIST SAVED HER LIFE.

I NEVER FELT THE FEELING

OF JOY, LIKE I FEEL NOW,

HAPPINESS.

AND I'M THANKFUL TO KNOW

THAT I HAVE PURPOSES, AND

I'M WANTED AND LOVED.

Pat: LET ME ASK YOU

THIS, COMING CLOSER TO

EASTER, WHAT WAS DONE TO

YOU?

WHAT WAS DONE TO YOU?

AS A KID, DID SOMEBODY

MOLEST YOU?

DID SOMEBODY CHEAT YOU AND

LIE ABOUT YOU?

DID SOMEBODY CHANGE YOUR

GRADES OR CAUSE YOU TO LOSE

A YEAR IN SCHOOL?

HAVE YOU HAD ABUSIVE

PARENTS?

DID THEY HURT YOU OR YELL AT

YOU OR SCREAM AT YOU OR LIE

TO YOU?

HAVE YOU BEEN MISTREATED?

DO YOU HAVE THAT BUILT UP

INSIDE OF YOU?

MOST PEOPLE HAVE SOMETHING.

YOU KNOW, WE'RE NOT ALL IN

SOME BEAUTIFUL RELATIONSHIP

WITH OZZIE AND HARRIET.

WE GREW UP IN TROUBLED

ENVIRONMENTS.

ALCOHOLIC PARENTS, BAD

THINGS.

MOLESTATION.

LET ME ASK YOU, DO YOU WANT

TO GET RID OF ALL OF THAT?

WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE THAT

HOLE IN YOUR HEART FILLED

WITH JOY?

WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE

PEACE?

WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIE DOWN

IN PEACE?

AND LIVE IN PEACE AND JOY?

WELL, IF YOU WOULD, THE LORD

JESUS HAS A PLACE FOR YOU.

SHE ASKED THAT PASTOR, IS

THERE A PLACE FOR ME?

AND THE ANSWER IS YES.

THERE IS ROOM AT THE CROSS

FOR YOU.

THERE IS ALWAYS ROOM FOR ONE

MORE.

HEAVEN IS BIG.

AND THERE IS PLENTY OF

ROOM.

AND IN MY FATHER'S HOUSE ARE

MANY DWELLING PLACES, JESUS

SAID.

IF IT WERE NOT SO, I WOULD

HAVE TOLD YOU.

I'M GOING TO PREPARE A PLACE

FOR YOU.

IF I GO, I'LL COME AGAIN AND

RECEIVE YOU INTO MYSELF.

HE IS PREPARING A PLACE

THERE FOR YOU.

THERE IS A PLACE.

AND WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO IS

TO ASK HIM NOW TO COME IN

AND TAKE YOUR LIFE, AND TO

CLEAN UP WHAT WAS THERE, ALL

OF THAT HURT AND ANGUISH.

HE'LL TAKE IT ALL AWAY.

PRAY RIGHT NOW WITH ME.

BOW YOUR HEAD AND PRAY THESE

WORDS.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT, PRAY

WITH ME RIGHT NOW.

LORD JESUS CHRIST -- PRAY

WITH ME.

AT THIS MOMENT, LORD -- PRAY

OUT LOUD; PRAY SILENTLY.

AT THIS MOMENT, LORD, I GIVE

YOU MY HEART.

I GIVE YOU THE WOUNDS, I

GIVE YOU THE SLIGHTS, I GIVE

YOU THE HURTS.

AND I GIVE YOU MY OWN SIN.

I TURN IT ALL OVER TO YOU.

AND I SAY RIGHT NOW, JESUS,

I INVITE YOU INTO MY HEART.

COME IN.

LIVE YOUR LIFE IN ME.

AND FROM THIS MOMENT ON I'LL

LIVE FOR YOU AND SERVE YOU.

THANK YOU, LORD.

IN JESUS' NAME.

THANK YOU.

THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT

PRAYER, AS WE'RE COMING

CLOSE TO THE RESURRECTION

DAY, THE DAY WHEN JESUS

CHRIST ROSE FROM THE DEAD.

HE CAN LIVE IN YOUR HEART.

I HAVE PREPARED SOMETHING I

THINK YOU'LL LIKE.

IT IS CALLED "A NEW DAY."

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, YOU

SAY, WHAT DO I DO NEXT?

THIS IS A COMPACT DISK, 73

MINUTES.

IT WILL TELL YOU THINGS

ABOUT WHAT YOU'VE JUST DONE

IN GREAT DETAIL.

IT IS AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY

TO HEAR ALL OF THE THINGS

THAT YOU WANT TO KNOW.

THERE IS A LITTLE BOOK IN

HERE.

I'LL GIVE THIS TO YOU FREE

IF YOU JUST CALL AND SAY,

LOOK, I PRAYED WITH PAT AND

I GAVE MY HEART TO THE

LORD.

1-800-759-0700.

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I HAVE GIVEN MY HEART TO

JESUS.

IF YOU DON'T WANT TO GIVE US

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CALL ANY WAY.

WE HAVE SOME E-MAIL

QUESTIONS COMING IN.

Wendy: UP NEXT, WE'LL

BRING IT ON WITH YOUR

E-MAIL.

SUSAN SAYS, "MY

DAUGHTER-IN-LAW HAS A

JEHOVAH WITNESS FOR A

NEIGHBOR, AND AS A NEW

BELIEVER, SHE IS BEING

PRESSURED TO JOIN THAT

SECT.

ARE JEHOVAH WITNESSES A NEW

CULT?"

STAY TUNED FOR THAT ANSWER

WHEN WE COME BACK.

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GUESS WHAT, PAT?

IT IS TIME FOR YOUR WISDOM

TO TEACH US.

SUSAN WRITES, "PAT, MY

DAUGHTER-IN-LAW HAS A

JEHOVAH WITNESS FOR A

NEIGHBOR.

AS A NEW BELIEVER, SHE IS

BEING PRESSURED TO JOIN

THEIR SECT.

ARE JEHOVAH WITNESSES

CHRISTIANS OR A CULT?

CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT THESE

PEOPLE ARE ABOUT?

I'VE HEARD THEM CALLED

CHRISTIANS AND A CULT."

Pat: IN MY OPINION,

THEY'RE A CULT.

IN CALLED A WATCH-TOWER

SOCIETY.

AND THEY HAVE CERTAIN

BELIEFS.

THERE WAS A TIME WHEN THEY

THOUGHT ONLY 144,000 WERE

GOING TO BE SAVED.

Wendy: I REMEMBER

THAT.

Pat: AND LATER ON, WHEN

THEY GOT MORE MEMBERS THAN

THAT, THEY SAID THERE WAS

ONE COMPANY THAT WENT TO

HEAVEN AND WE'RE THE ONES

THAT ARE LEFT ON EARTH.

IT IS A CONFUSED TYPE OF

THING.

THEY TALK ABOUT THE BIBLE,

BUT THEY ALSO HAVE SOME

WEIRD INTERPRETATIONS OF THE

BIBLE.

THE QUESTION IS -- I THINK

WHEN THEY BEGIN QUOTING

THOSE THINGS, THEY TAKE

THINGS OUT OF CONTEXT.

IF YOU'RE NEIGHBOR WANTS TO

DISCUSS THEM, GO TO THE

VERSE ABOVE AND VERSE BELOW

AND SAY, LET'S GET IT IN

CONTEXT AND READ IT.

BECAUSE THEY MISINTERPRET A

LOT OF THINGS.

Wendy: "CAN A CHRISTIAN

FAST DURING PASSOVER

BECAUSE, OF COURSE, THE

PASSOVER IS A FEAST."

Pat: YOU CAN FAST ANY

TIME YOU WANT TO.

YOU'RE A CHRISTIAN.

IF YOU WANT TO FAST, FAST.

THERE IS NOTHING THAT SAYS

YOU CAN'T FAST.

PASSOVER IS A JEWISH RIGHT,

WHICH WE HONOR.

IT JUST HAPPENS WHEN EASTER

AND PASSOVER COINCIDE, IT IS

A NICE THING.

WE HONOR THE JEWISH

TRADITIONS AND HONOR THE

PASS OVER AND THOVER AND

THE FEAST OF TABERNACLE.

YOU'RE NOT BOUND BY THE

JEWISH LAW.

OKAY.

Wendy: DEE WRITES, "IF

YOU CAUGHT YOUR SPOUSE IN AN

UNCOMPROMISING POSITION WITH

SOMEONE OF THEIR OWN GENDER,

IS THIS BIBLICAL GROUNDS FOR

DIVORCE?"

Pat: INFIDELITY IS

GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE.

AND IT DOESN'T MATTER

WHETHER IT IS MALE OR

FEMALE.

IF IT IS SOMEBODY HAVING

SEXUAL RELATIONS WITH

SOMEBODY OUTSIDE OF

MARRIAGE, AND YOUR SPOUSE IS

INVOLVED IN THAT, YOU HAVE A

PERFECT RIGHT TO GET OUT OF

IT.

BUT APPARENTLY YOUR

HUSBAND -- FROM WHAT YOU

TELL ME, HE MUST BE

HOMOSEXUAL.

AND I THINK THAT IN A

HETEROSEXUAL RELATIONSHIP

CAN BECOME INTOLERABLE.

Wendy: "WHAT SHOULD I

TELL PEOPLE WHO WATCH THE

SHOWS ON TV WHERE MEDIUMS

TALK TO PEOPLE IN HEAVEN?"

Pat: IT'S A FAKE.

THEY'RE NOT TALKING TO

ANYBODY.

BUT THEY MAKE BELIEVE THEY

ARE.

IT MAKES A GOOD SHOW.

THE LONG ISLAND MEDIUM AND

SO FORTH.

WE'RE WARNED IN THE BIBLE

AGAINST DEALING WITH SPIRITS

AND MEDIUMS.

IN THE OLD TESTAMENT, THEY

WERE CONDEMNED AND ACTUALLY

PUT TO DEATH.

WE DON'T DO THAT IN OUR

MODERN WORLD.

WHAT DO YOU TELL THEM?

TELL THEM IT IS FALSE, AND

TAKE THEM TO THE SCRIPTURE.

LOOK UP THE WORD MEDIUM AND

SHOW THEM.

SOMEBODY IS CLAIMING TO

SPEAK TO DEAD PEOPLE.

THE BIBLE SAYS SHOULD A

PERSON GO TO SPIRITS THAT

PEEP AND MUTTER AND NOT TO

THE LIVING GOD?

WE GO TO THE LIVING GOD.

GO TO HIS WORD.

THAT'S WHERE WE GET THE

ANSWERS.

Wendy: KEN WRITES, "I

LIVED IN A CHRISTIAN FAMILY,

BUT I SINNED AND STRAYED.

I KNOW WHAT I DO IS WRONG,

AND I WANT TO TURN TO GOD,

BUT HEBREWS 6, SCARES ME.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND THIS.

I WANT CHRIST TO BE THE

RULER OF MY LIFE AGAIN.

I NEED HELP."

Pat: I DON'T KNOW WHAT

SEXUAL BONDAGE YOU'RE

TALKING ABOUT.

YOU MAY ASK SOME PEOPLE TO

COME AND PRAY OVER YOU.

THE ANSWER IS -- WILL GOD

FORGIVE YOU?

OF COURSE HE WOULD.

HEBREWS 6 WAS TALKING ABOUT

SOME WHO APOSTLE TIZES

APOSTLETIZES AND DENOUNCES

THE CHRISTIAN FAITH.

WE'RE ALL SINNERS, YOU HAVE

SINNED A LITTLE MORE

EGREGIOUSLY, BUT SIN IS

SIN.

THE LORD WILL FORGIVE YOU

AND HE WILL RESTORE YOU.

BUT I THINK YOU NEED TO

ENUMERATE WHAT YOU'VE DONE,

WRITE IT DOWN, CONFESS IT,

AND ASK THE LORD'S

FORGIVENESS AND THEN RECEIVE

IT.

Wendy: AMEN.

AMEN.

KEN WRITES -- KEEP GOING?

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT, QUESTION IS SIX,

"RECENTLY A COUPLE OF MY

FRIENDS REVEALED TO ME THEY

ARE GAY.

I CONSIDER HOMOSEXUAL

ACTIVITY A SIN.

I DO NOT AGREE WITH THEIR

LIFESTYLE.

HOWEVER, AS SIDE FROM THEM

BEING GAY, THEY'RE

OUTSTANDING MEN.

WILL GOD PUNISH ME FOR

ASSOCIATING WITH THEM?

SHOULD I CONTINUE BEING

FRIENDS WITH THEM, EVEN

THOUGH THEY ARE HOMOSEXUALS?"

Pat: OF COURSE YOU

SHOULD BE FRIENDS WITH

THEM.

THE IDEA IS CHRISTIANS ARE

LIGHTS IN THE WORLD.

YOU DON'T TURN THE LIGHT OUT

JUST BECAUSE YOU DISAGREE

WITH SOMEBODY.

THE LORD IS NOT GOING TO

PUNISH YOU FOR HAVING

HOMOSEXUALS AS YOUR

FRIENDS.

BUT I DO THINK THAT WHEN YOU

READ THE BIBLE VERY

CAREFULLY, HOMOSEXUALITY IS

CONDEMNED.

AND WE'VE GOT A SOCIETY THAT

DOESN'T WANT TO CONDEMN IT

AT ALL, BUT THE BIBLE DOES,

VERY CLEARLY.

AND SO YOU READ IT, AND YOU

CAN'T INDULGE, BUT AT THE

SAME TIME, HAVING A

HOMOSEXUAL AS A FRIEND --

THERE ARE SOME VERY, VERY

CREATIVE HOMOSEXUAL PEOPLE.

THEY'RE IN THE FASHION

INDUSTRY, THEY'RE IN DESIGN

AND VARIOUS TYPES OF

CREATIVE ARTS.

YOU WOULD ALMOST HAVE TO

LEAVE THE WORLD NOT TO

ASSOCIATE WITH FOLKS LIKE

THAT.

Wendy: I AGREE.

LOVE SINNERS.

LOVE CONQUERS ALL.

THAT IS IT, PAT.

WE'RE MOVING ON TO THIS

PIECE.

ROBERT WILLIAMS IS A FATHER

TO NINE YOUNG ORPHANS.

WHEN HE BEGAN LOSING HIS

EYESIGHT, HE FOUND IT HARD

TO TAKE CARE OF HIS FAMILY.

SO ROBERT AND HIS CHILDREN

DID THE ONLY THING THEY

COULD DO, THEY PRAYED.

Reporter: ROBERT

WILLIAMS IS A SOURCE OF HOPE

AND JOY TO MANY POOR PEOPLE

LIVING IN DEHLI, INDIA.

AND FOR THESE NINE ORPHANS,

HE IS ALSO A LOVING FATHER.

IT BRINGS ME GREAT

HAPPINESS TO HELP THESE

CHILDREN.

Reporter: BUT

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS CAUSED

A CATARACT IN ROBERT'S RIGHT

EYE.

HE COULDN'T AFFORD AN

OPERATION.

WHEN I CHECK THEIR

HOMEWORK, I CAN BARELY SEE

WHAT THEY'VE WRITTEN.

AND IT IS ALSO HARD FOR ME

TO READ THE BIBLE TO THEM.

MY KIDS AND I PRAYED THAT

THE LORD WOULD SOMEHOW ALLOW

THIS OPERATION TO HAPPEN.

Reporter: AND THEN

ROBERT REMEMBERED HOW CBN

HAD HELPED SOME OF HIS

NEIGHBORS WHEN THEY

DESPERATELY NEEDED IT.

THEY TOLD ME THEY WOULD

SPONSOR THE ENTIRE

OPERATION.

Reporter: ROBERT KNEW

IF THE OPERATION WAS A

SUCCESS, IT WOULD MAKE A

HUGE DIFFERENCE IN HIS LIFE

AND HIS ORPHANS'.

WHEN WE VISITED ROBERT A FEW

WEEKS LATER, HIS CHILDREN

COULDN'T WAIT TO SHOW US ALL

OF THE THINGS THEY COULD NOW

DO WITH HIM.

WE PRAYED AND GOD

ANSWERED OUR PRAYERS.

WE LOVE TO HAVE HIM READ

BIBLE STORIES AGAIN.

I REALLY LOVE WHEN HE

TELLS US ABOUT ALL OF THE

MIRACLES JESUS DID.

I HAVE CLEAR VISION NOW.

AND IF THERE ARE ANY

COMPLICATED QUESTIONS IN

THEIR HOMEWORK, I CAN ANSWER

THEM.

I WANT TO GIVE CBN MY

DEEPEST THANKS.

BECAUSE OF YOUR HELP, MY

FAITH HAS GROWN.

WHAT SEEMED TO BE IMPOSSIBLE

WAS MADE POSSIBLE.

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PAT?

Pat: WE LEAVE YOU WITH

TODAY'S POWER MINUTE FROM

PSALM 91: "IF YOU SAY THE

LORD IS MY REFUGE, AND YOU

MAKE THE MOST HIGH YOUR

DWELLING, NO HARM WILL

OVERTAKE YOU, NO DISASTER

WILL COME NEAR YOUR TENT."

WELL, TOMORROW WE'VE GOT THE

AMAZING STORY BEHIND THE

CLASSIC MOVIE "BEN-HUR,"

PLUS AN ON-AIR COMMUNION

SERVICE.

GET READY TO SHARE WITH US

ON MAUDEY THURSDAY.

WE'LL SEE YOU THEN.

BYE-BYE.

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