The Christian Broadcasting Network

Browse Videos

Share Email

The 700 Club - April 24, 2014

A three-sport star athlete in high school, Michael was preparing for a high-octane future when a car accident shattered his dreams. Read Transcript


ALONG WITH HIS SCAP

SCALPEL --

I SEE MYSELF IN THE HANDS

OF GOD.

I'M THE ONE DOING THE

OPERATION, BUT HE IS THE ONE

GUIDING ME.

MEET THE DOCS WHO PRAY

BEFORE YOU GO UNDER THE

KNIFE.

PLUS...

THEY DIDN'T MAKE IT.

A THREE SPORTS STAR

COMPETING FOR HIS LIFE.

I'M THINKING, WHAT'S

GOING TO HAPPEN TO MY BABY.

FIND OUT ON TODAY'S "THE

700 CLUB."

*

Pat: WELL, WELCOME,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, TO

THIS EDITION OF "THE 700

CLUB."

YOU KNOW, OUR ALLIES ARE

ASKING A VERY PERTINENT

QUESTION: IS PRESIDENT OBAMA

TRUSTWORTHY IN AN

INTERNATIONAL CRISIS?

MANY AMERICAN ALLIES ARE

SAYING WE'RE JUST NOT SURE.

AFTER HIS WEAK RESPONSES IN

UKRAINE AND SYRIA.

Terry: NOW THE

PRESIDENT IS ON A TOUR OF

FOUR COUNTRIES IN ASIA,

TRYING TO SHORE UP AMERICAN

CREDIBILITY THERE.

MARK MARTIN HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: ASIAN

COUNTRIES LIKE JAPAN ARE

NERVOUS THE U.S. WON'T

DEFEND THEM IF CHINA TRIES

TO TAKE SOME DISPUTED

ISLANDS BY FORCE.

PRESIDENT OBAMA REASSURED

JAPANESE LEADERS THE U.S.

WILL STAND BY THEM IF THEIR

TERRITORY IS THREATENED.

President Obama: LET ME

REITERATE THAT OUR TREATY

COMMITMENT TO JAPAN'S

SECURITY IS ABSOLUTE.

AND ARTICLE FIVE COVERS ALL

TETERRITORIES UNDER JAPAN'S

JURISDICTION.

Reporter: HOWEVER, THE

PRESIDENT SAYS THE U.S. WILL

NOT DRAW A RED LINE OVER

ASIAN ALLIES.

THEY HAVE WATCHED OBAMA TALK

TOUGH IN UKRAINE AND SYRIA,

BUT DO VERY LITTLE.

THE PRESIDENT ADDED TO THE

RIDDETHE RHETORIC.

President Obama: WE

HAVE BEEN PREPARING FOR THE

PROSPECT WE'RE FOG T GOING

TO HAVE TO ENGAGE IN FURTHER

SANCTIONS.

THOSE ARE TEED UP.

IT REQUIRES SOME TECHNICAL

WORK AND COORDINATION WITH

OTHER COUNTRIESMENT.

HE HAS MADE A DECISION,

HE WILL NOT HAVE A MILITARY

CONFLICT IF HE CAN AT ALL

HELP IT.

AND HE IS DEALING WITH

SOMEONE WHO KNOWS THAT, AND

WHO IS WILLING TO PUSH TO

GET EVERYTHING HE WANTS.

SO FAR VLADIMIR PUTIN IS

GETTING EVERYTHING HE

WANTS.

Reporter: SENATOR JOHN

McCAIN SAYS, "IT IS

DISGRACEFUL, AND THE

RHETORIC DOES NOT MATCH THE

ACTION."

ONE COMPLAINT INVOLVED

SYRIA, WHERE THE PRESIDENT

PROMISED MILITARY ACTION AND

PULLED BACK AT THE LAST

MINUTE.

CERTAINLY THE ISSUE OF

SYRIA REALLY GOT TO BOTH

TOKYO AND SALT BECAUSE

PRESIDENT OBAMA ANNOUNCED HE

WANTED TO USE MILITARY

FORCE, BUT HE FIRST HAD TO

GO TO GET CONGRESSIONAL

APPROVAL.

AND THAT LEFT MANY WITH

DEFENSE TREATIES WITH THE

UNITED STATES, WHETHER OR

NOT TO CHINA ATTACKED THEM,

PRESIDENT OBAMA WOULD HAVE

TO GO TO CHINA.

Reporter: CHINA IS

BUILDING UP ITS MILITARY AND

PUSHING FOR MORE CONTROL IN

ASIA, WHILE THE U.S. MAKES

DEFENSE CUTS.

MARK MARTIN, CBN NEWS.

Pat: YOU KNOW, LADIES

AND GENTLEMEN, NOBODY WANTS

A WAR.

YOU WOULD BE INSANE TO WANT

A WAR.

WAR IS AWFUL.

THE PEOPLE WHO ARE THE

STRONGEST AGAINST WARS ARE

THOSE GENERALS WHO HAVE BEEN

IN THEM.

THEY SEE THE COST OF BLOOD

AND TREASURE AND THEY DON'T

WANT TO GET INVOLVED.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, THE

GOOD ONES REALIZE THAT THE

BEST WAY TO AVOID WAR IS TO

BE SUFFICIENTLY STRONG SO

THAT SOME PERSON DOESN'T TRY

TO ADVENTURE AGAINST YOU,

AND TO PRESENT AN ATMOSPHERE

OF WEAKNESS IS TERRIBLE.

YOU'VE GOT A PRESIDENT WHO

IS SAYS, WE'RE GOING TO

STUDY THE POSSIBILITY OF

HAVING SANCTIONS.

I MEAN, COME OFF IT.

WHAT KIND OF A MESSAGE IS

THAT?

AND YOU SEND A FEW A NEW

HUNDRED TROOPS INTO POLAND

THAT WOULD WIPED OUT IN A

SECOND IF THE RUSSIANS

DECIDED THEY WANTED TO DO

SOMETHING AGAINST POLAND.

WE'RE THE STROPGH STRONGEST

NATION ON EARTH, BUT WE'RE

NOT ACTING THAT WAY.

WE'RE THE ONE WHO IS

SUPPOSED TO VOUCH SAFE FOR

THE SECURITY OF THE REST OF

THE FREE WORLD, AND THEY'RE

DEPENDING ON US.

THE UKRAINIANS SIGNED A

TREATY WITH US, AND GAVE UP

THEIR NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

AND WHAT HAVE WE DONE?

WE'VE LET PUTIN DISMEMBER A

COUNTRY, OR LEAST START TO,

AND DONE NOTHING.

THE SAME THING IN SYRIA.

WE'VE HAD A RED LINE IF HE

USES CHEMICAL WEAPONS, AND,

WELL, HE USED CHEMICAL

WEAPONS AND WE DID NOTHING.

AND WHO KNOWS HOW MANY

HUNDREDS OF SYRIANS HAVE

BEEN BUTCHERED BY THAT ASSAD

REGIME, AND WHAT HAVE WE

DONE?

WE HAVE DONE NOTHING.

AND OTHERS ARE SAYING

AMERICAN IS NO LONGER

RELIABLE.

AND THAT'S NOT GOOD BECAUSE

WE NEED A COALITION THAT

COUNT ON US AND AGREE WITH

US AND KNOW WE'VE GOT THEIR

BACK.

BUT WE DON'T HAVE ANYBODY'S

BACK.

WELL, WE'RE IN AFGHANISTAN.

I FELT IT WAS A MISTAKE TO

BE OVER THERE.

IT DIDN'T WORK FOR SOME OF

THE GREAT CONQUERERS OF

ANTIQUITY, AND IT ISN'T

GOING TO WORK FOR US,

EITHER.

THAT HAS BEEN A HOTSPOT FOR

PRESIDENT OBAMA.

BUT TODAY MORE AMERICANS

HAVE BEEN KILLED IN

AFGHANISTAN.

AND THIS TIME THE ATTACK

CAME IN A CHRISTIAN MEDICAL

NETWORK.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM WASHINGTON.

Reporter: PAT, THREE

AMERICAN DOCTORS WERE KILLED

BY AN AFGHAN SECURITY GUARD

WHO OPENED FIRE AT A

HOSPITAL IN KABUL.

THE SHOOTING TOOK PLACE AT

CIRE INTERNATIONAL, A

CHRISTIAN NETWORK OF

HOSPITALS AND SERIOUSLY

PROGRAMS.

IT'S MOTTO IS "CURING THE

SICK AND PROCLAIMING THE

GOOD OF GOD."

TWO OF THE DOCTORS WERE A

DOCTOR AND HIS SON.

AND THE OTHER WAS A CHILD

SPECIALIST.

THE GUNMAN WAS WOUNDED AND

TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.

NO WORD YET OF A MOTIVE.

THE UNITED STATES AND ISRAEL

ARE CONDEMNING A SURPRISING

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE

PALESTINIANS.

THE TWO MAIN POLITICAL

GROUPS, FATAH AND HAMAS HAVE

ANNOUNCED THEY WILL

RECONCILE AND FORM A UNITY

GOVERNMENT IN A MATTER OF

WEEKS.

BUT THE U.S. SAYS IT WILL BE

HARD FOR ISRAEL TO CONNECT

WITH A NEW GOVERNMENT THAT

DOESN'T RECOGNIZE ITS

POSSIBILITY TO EXIST.

Reporter: HE ANNOUNCED

THE END OF A SEVEN-YEAR FEUD

WITH FATAH.

WE DECLARE THIS GOOD

NEWS, THE END OF THE YEARS

OF THE DIVISION OF OUR

PALESTINIAN PEOPLE AND THEIR

HOMELAND AND IN THE

REZPORA.

PRESIDENT ABBAS WILL NOW

BEGIN CONSULTATION ON

FORMING AN INTERIM

GOVERNMENT WITHIN FIVE

WEEKS.

Reporter: THE

ANNOUNCEMENT MARKED A

POSSIBLE END OF A BITTER

STRUGGLE BETWEEN THE TWO

GROUPS.

HAMAS OVER TOOK THE STRIP IN

2007.

SINCE THEN, GAZA HAS BEEN

UNDER THE GRIP OF HAMAS.

MANY PALESTINIANS WELCOMED

THE AGREEMENT.

WHILE MANY PALESTINIANS

CHEERED THE DEAL, HERE IN

ISRAEL, PRIME MINISTER

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SAID

MAHMOUD ABBAS HAD TO CHOOSE

HIS PEACE PARTNER, EITHER

ISRAEL OR HAMAS, WHICH THE

U.S. CONSIDERS A TERRORIST

ORGANIZATION.

WE'RE TRYING TO RELAUNCH

THE NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE

PALESTINIANS.

EVERY TIME WE GET TO THAT

POINT, THEY STACK ON

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS, WHICH

HE KNOWS THAT ISRAEL CANNOT

KEEP.

INSTEAD OF THEM MOVING INTO

PEACE WITH ISRAEL, HE IS

MOVING INTO PEACE WITH

HAMAS, AND HE HAS TO

CHOOSE.

DOES HE WANT PEACE WITH

HAMAS OR PEACE WITH ISRAEL?

YOU CAN HAVE ONE, BUT NOT

THE OTHER.

Reporter: HAMAS'

CHARTER CALLS FOR THE

DESTRUCTION OF ISRAEL, AND

THE FORMATION OF AN ISLAMIC

CALIPHATE IN ITS PLACE.

IT SERIOUSLY COMPLICATES

NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN ISRAEL

AND PALESTINE.

IT IS HARD TO SEE HOW

ISRAEL CAN BE EXPECTED TO

NEGOTIATE WITH A GOVERNMENT

THAT DOES NOT BELIEVE IN ITS

RIGHT TO EXIST.

Reporter: THE STATE

DEPARTMENT SAYS HAMAS WOULD

NEED TO RENOUNCE TERRORISM,

RECOGNIZE ISRAEL'S RIGHT TO

EXIST, AND ACCEPT PREVIOUS

PALESTINIAN-ISRAELI

AGREEMENT.

KERRY HOPED HE COULD

CONTINUE NEGOTIATIONS BEHIND

THE APRIL 29th DEADLINE, A

DEADLINE NOW IN JEOPARDY.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

PAT, YOU SAID ALL ALONG

THOSE TALKS WOULDN'T GO

ANYWHERE.

Pat: THEY WOULDN'T.

AND THEY'RE NOT GOING

ANYWHERE.

LOOK, IT ISN'T GOING TO

HAPPEN.

AND THE SOONER WE GET TO

REALITY, THE BETTER IT WILL

BE.

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A

PALESTINIAN STATE.

THIS TWO-STATE SOLUTION IS A

KIMIRA.

IT IS JUST NOT GOING TO

HAPPEN.

WE SHOULD SAY THE WEST BANK

BELONGS TO ISRAEL.

IT IS THE HISTORIC HOMELAND

OF THE JUDICIAL PEOPLE, AND

THE PALESTINIANS THERE CAN

EITHER ACCEPT CITIZENSHIP IN

JORDAN OR THEY CAN FOLD INTO

ISRAEL AND BE CITIZENS OF

ISRAEL, IF ISRAEL WILL HAVE

THEM.

THE WHOLE SO-CALLED RIGHT OF

RETURN ISN'T GOING TO

HAPPEN.

ISRAEL IS NOT GOING TO ALLOW

GENERATIONS OF PALESTINIANS

TO FLOW INTO THREE COUNTRY

AND OVERWHELM THE DEMOCRATIC

BALANCE.

IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

ALL WE'RE DOING IS ASKING

FOR TROUBLE AND A LOT OF

HEARTACHE AND A LOT OF

FOOLISHNESS.

THE UNITED STATES SHOULD SAY

WE RECOGNIZE THAT ISRAEL HAS

TAKEN THE WEST BANK, AND

THEY SHOULD GOVERN THE WEST

BANK AND SET UP JUST AND

RIGHT LAWS.

AND IF THE WEST BANK WANTS

TO HAVE CITIZENSHIP OTHER

THAN ISRAEL, JORDAN IS THEIR

NATURAL HOME.

WE JUST DO THAT AND STOP

THIS NONSENSE.

BUT WE'RE CAUGHT UP IN THIS

FICTION THAT SOMEHOW THERE

IS GOING TO BE A PERFECT

WORLD.

AND WE'RE GOING TO DIVIDE

JERUSALEM AND WE'RE GOING TO

BREAK THE PROMISES OF GOD,

AND WE'RE GOING TO GO

AGAINST THE WORD OF GOD.

AND IT DOESN'T EVER WORK.

JOHN?

PAT, THE WORLD CUP SOCCER

MATCHES IN BRAZIL START IN

JUNE.

BUT ONE OF THE TOP ISSUES IS

WHAT IS HAPPENING OFF THE

FIELD: SEX TRAFFICKING.

THEY'RE CONCERNED SEX TOURS

WILL ABUSE THOUSANDS OF

YOUNG CHILDREN.

BUT "OPERATION BLESSING" IS

WORKING TO FIGHT THIS ABUSE

WITH A NEW DOCUMENTARY.

Reporter: BRAZIL HOPES

TO ATTRACT MORE THAN HALF A

MILLION FANS FOR THIS

SUMMER'S WORLD CUP, AND TAKE

IN BILLIONS OF TOURISM

DOLLARS.

UNFORTUNATELY, SEX

TRAFFICKERS HOPE AN ALREADY

PROFITABLE MARKET THERE

WOULD PROVE EVEN MORE

LUCRATIVE THIS YEAR.

THEIR PERVERSE BUSINESS

MODEL LINKS WORLD CLASS

SOCCER WITH CHILD SEX

EXPLOITATION IL.

IT IS $12,000, $10,000,

FOR THE FLIGHT, THE HOTEL,

THE GAME, AND THE GIRL.

Reporter: MANY BELIEVE

SHOWING TOURISTS AND

BRAZILIANS THE DANGERS OF

CHILD TRAFFICKING IS THE

BEST WAY TO FIGHT IT BEFORE

THE WORLD CUP.

THAT'S THE IDEA BEHIND A

DOCUMENTARY THAT "OPERATION

BLESSING" IS RELEASING NEXT

MONTH.

WE'RE TRYING TO RAISE THE

STIGMA AGAINST THIS AND

EDUCATE THE PEOPLE COMING IN

FOR THE WORLD CUP, THAT THIS

ISN'T JUST A SERVICE YOU CAN

BUY WITHOUT CONSEQUENCES.

THAT THESE ARE CHILDREN

TRAPPED IN A HELL.

Reporter: TO RAISE THAT

STIGMA, THE FILM-MAKERS HOPE

TO REACH FAMILIES.

VIEWS ON SEXUALITY HAVE

BECOME WARPED.

WE SEE KIDS, WE'RE

TALKING 12, 11, THAT IF YOU

HADN'T LOST YOUR VIRGINITY

WITH YOUR 12 OR 11,

SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH

YOU.

I SEE MANY, MANY KIDS -- THE

MOTHERS SELLING THE

DAUGHTERS TO NEIGHBORS, YOU

KNOW, ON THE STREETS, TAKING

THEM TO THE STREETS,

TEACHING THEM KIND OF THE

BUSINESS TO SURVIVE.

Reporter: HE SAYS THIS

TWISTED MINDSET, COMBINED

WITH POVERTY, CREATED THE

PERFECT STORM IN BRAZIL,

WHICH NOWS CARRIES AN

INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION FOR

CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING.

LOOK AT THE PROBLEM.

OVER 500,000 CHILDREN IN

PROSTITUTION.

SOME REPORTS SAY OVER A

MILLION IN PROSTITUTION.

Reporter: CBN HOPES TO

AIR THE DOCUMENTARY ON

BRAZILIAN NATIONAL

TELEVISION.

IT IS ALSO WORKING WITH

OTHER MINISTRIES TO DIRECTLY

REACH FANS AT THE VENUES,

AND SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE

TRAGEDY OF TRAFFICKING.

HEATHER CELLS, CBN NEWS.

THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF

THE UNITED KINGDOM SAYS

ATHEISTS WHO CLAIM BRITAIN

IS NO LONGER A CHRISTIAN

NATION ARE, QUOTE,"DILUTING

THEMSELVES."

ATHEISTS MUST ACCEPT THAT

FAITH SHAPED THEIR LAWS AND

ETHICS.

BUT HE SAYS SOME PEOPLE

DON'T WANT TO EXPRESS THEIR

BELIEFS BECAUSE OF DEEP

INTOLERANCE FROM RELIGIOUS

EXTREMISTS OF ALL FAITHS,

INCLUDING ISLAM AND

CHRISTIANITY.

PAT?

Pat: I SALUTE THE

ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF GREAT

BRITAIN FOR HIS BOLD

STATEMENT.

I WISH WE COULD HAVE SOME

MORE OF THAT IN THE UNITED

NATIONS.

THIS NONSENSE ABOUT

SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND

STATE HAS GOTTEN WAY, WAY

BEYOND THE BOUNDS OF WHAT

THE FOUNDERS OF OUR

CONSTITUTION THOUGHT.

THERE IS A CASE CALLED

ZURICK VERSUS CLAUSE.

AND JUSTICE DOUGLAS WROTE

THE MAJORITY OPINION ON

THAT.

AND IN THAT DECISION HE

SAID, QUOTE,"WE ARE A

RELIGIOUS PEOPLE WHO'S

INSTITUTIONS PRESUPPOSE THE

EXISTENCE OF A SUPREME

BEING."

IT IS TIME WE PUT THAT IN

BIG, BOLD CAPS ALL OVER THE

PLACE AND SAY THAT'S WHERE

WE ARE.

AND I APPRECIATE THE BRITS.

AND I WISH SOME OF THE OTHER

PEOPLE IN EUROPE WOULD

FOLLOW BRITAIN'S EXAMPLE AND

SAY WE WERE FOUNDED WITH

CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES.

WE'VE GOT THE CROSS ON OUR

FLAG AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

WE'VE GOT TO DO THAT BECAUSE

WE'RE UNDER ASSAULT BY

MILITANT ISLAMISTS, MILITANT

ATHEISTS, THOSE WHO WANT TO

DESTROY ALL OF THE FABRIC OF

FAITH IN OUR SOCIETY.

AND THE GREAT FREEDOMS WE

HAVE ARE FOUND ON OUR BELIEF

IN GOD.

BECAUSE WE BELIEVE IN GOD,

WE ALSO BELIEVE IN HUMAN

RIGHTS.

WE BELIEVE IN FREEDOM.

AND OUR FREEDOM COMES FROM

HIM.

JOHN?

PAT, IN NIGERIA,

CHRISTIANS IN THE MUSLIM

NORTH HAVE BEEN THE TARGETS

OF RELENTLESS DEADLY ATTACKS

BY ISLAMIC TERRORISTS.

MORE THAN 200 PASTORS IN THE

BORNO STATE HAVE FLED,

CLOSED THEIR CHURCHES, OR

HAVE BEEN MURDERED BY BOKO

HARAM.

CHRISTIANS WHO REMAIN ARE

FASTING AND PRAYING FOR THE

REGION FOR AN ENTIRE WEEK

EACH MONTH.

CHRISTIAN TODAY MEDIA GROUP

REPORTS THAT ONE NIGERIAN

PASTOR TOLD "OPEN DOORS," WE

HAVE TO STAY AND UPHOLD THE

NAME OF CHRIST IN OUR

STATE.

WE DON'T ONLY SHARE THE

GOSPEL WITH THINGS ARE

ROSY.

SWORDS AND GUNS, EVEN THE

DEVIL, WILL ONLY ENCOURAGE

US TO STAND STRONG FOR

CHRIST.

WE NEED TO PRAY FOR THEIR

STRENGTH TO FIGHT THE GOOD

FIGHT.

Pat: IT IS SHAMELESS.

THESE PEOPLE ARE SO

COURAGEOUS.

YOU KNOW, THERE WAS AN

INDIAN MAN WHO WAS A

CHRISTIAN WHO WAS FACING

PERSECUTION AND KILLING, AND

HE WROTE A HYMN THAT IS VERY

FAMILIAR.

"I HAVE DECIDED TO FOLLOW

JESUS, NO TURNING BACK, NO

TURNING BACK."

AND HE WAS WILLING TO

SACRIFICE HIS LIFE BECAUSE

HE HAD FOUND THE LORD.

THOSE OF US IN AMERICAN

CHRISTIANITY ARE SO USED TO

SUCH COMFORT, SUCH EASE,

SUCH MATERIAL SPLENDOR, THAT

WE DON'T OPERATE UNDER THAT

SAME POINT OF VIEW.

WELL, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

I DON'T WANT TO SOUND LIKE A

BROKEN RECORD, BUT THE TRUTH

IS WE'RE UNDER ASSAULT BY

MILITANT ISLAM.

AND THE TROUBLE IS THAT THE

ELITES IN OUR SOCIETY, THE

OPINION-MAKERS, ARE

UNDERMINING OUR FIGHT.

THEY'RE TAKING AWAY OUR

WEAPONS BECAUSE THEY REFUSE

TO LET US NAME WHAT IT IS.

AND THEY CALL IT POLITICAL

CORRECTNESS.

THEY SAY, WELL, WE JUST

CANNOT BE INTOLERANT OF

ISLAMIC PEOPLE.

THEIR FAITH IS AS GOOD AS

ANYBODY ELSE'S FAITH, AND

THEY'RE ENTITLED TO EXPRESS

THEIR VIEWS.

THEY'RE ENTITLED TO HAVE

THEIR CALL TO WORSHIP OUT OF

FLOWETHEIR MOSQUE.

AND THEY'RE ENTITLED TO DO

THIS, THAT, AND THE OTHER.

AND WE SAY THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD SOUNDS SO

BENIGN.

THE TRUTH IS IT IS A

TERRORIST ORGANIZATION.

IT FOUNDED THE PALESTINIAN

LIBERATION ORGANIZATION.

AND IT FOUNDED HAMAS AND

MANY OTHERS.

AND ITS GOAL IS WORLD

DOMINATION.

BUT OUR POLITICAL

CORRECTNESS DOESN'T LET US

SAY THAT.

SO ACTUALLY THERE ARE PEOPLE

REPRESENTING THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD WHO ARE IN THE

HIGHEST COUNCILS OF THE

SECURITY APPARATUS OF THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

ADVISING OUR LEADERS AS TO

HOW TO DEAL WITH TERRORISM.

NONSENSE.

I WANT YOU TO BE INFORMED.

THE BEST THING WE CAN DO IS

HAVE AN INFORMED CITIZENRY.

THIS BOOK IS JUST

FANTASTIC.

IT IS CALLED "ISLAM, A

RELIGION OF HATE OR PEACE?"

AND IT'S AVAILABLE.

WE'LL GIVE IT TO YOU.

AND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE

ASKED FOR IT.

IF SOMEBODY WANTS IT FOR

THEIR CHURCHES OR RELIGIOUS

ORGANIZATIONS, THERE WILL BE

A SLIGHT CHARGE.

IT'S 1-800-759-0700.

"ISLAM, A RELIGION OF PEACE

OR WAR?"

WHAT IS IT?

TERRY?

Terry: UP NEXT, BEFORE

HE OPERATES, THIS SURGEON

PRAYS WITH HIS PATIENTS.

AT THE MOMENT THAT YOU

FIND OUT YOU'VE GOT SOME

HORRIBLE DISEASE, CANCER,

WHATEVER, I DON'T CARE WHAT

YOU BELIEVE IN, IF YOU

ACTIVELY DON'T BELIEVE IN

GOD, YOU BELIEVE IN GOD AT

THAT MOMENT.

Terry: MEET OTHER

SURGEONS WHO PRAY, AND THEIR

PATIENTS, WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Pat: WELL, IF YOU'RE

FACING AN OPERATION, IT CAN

BE A VERY SCARY EXPERIENCE.

AND IT -- YOU MUST TRUST THE

DOCTORS, THE NURSES, THE

ANESTHESIOLOGISTS, AND ALL

OF THOSE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN

THAT SURGICAL TEAM.

AND YOU LOOK, OF COURSE, NOT

TO THE DOCTOR, BUT FOR YOUR

PASTOR TO PRAY FOR YOU.

BUT NOW A GROWING NUMBER OF

SURGEONS ARE PRAYING WITH

THEIR PATIENTS BEFORE THEY

OPERATE.

PAUL STRAND HAS THIS STORY

ON WHETHER IT IS SUCCESSFUL

OR NOT.

Reporter: IT WOULD BE

AGAINST HIS OATH IF DALLAS

HEART SURGEON MARK POOLE

DIDN'T STUDY EVERY PATIENT'S

CASE BEFORE OPERATING.

BUT HE ALSO FEELS IT IS

AGAINST HIS CALLING IF HE

DOESN'T AT LEAST OFFER TO

PRAY FOR THEM.

GOD IS THE GREAT

PHYSICIAN.

HE IS THE ONE WHO CONTROLS

LIFE AND DEATH.

IN THE SAME WAY I SEE MYSELF

AS AN INSTRUMENT IN THE HAND

OF GOD.

SO I'M THE ONE DOING THE

OPERATION, BUT HE IS THE ONE

GUIDING ME.

WE KNOW ABOUT YOUR LOVE

BECAUSE YOU SENT YOUR SON.

WE KNOW ABOUT YOUR POWER

BECAUSE YOU RAISED HIM FROM

THE DEAD.

Reporter: AND POOLE

WANTS TO PRAY WITH HIS

PATIENTS SO THEY, TOO, CAN

FOCUS ON THAT GREAT

PHYSICIAN.

WHEN FOLKS ARE FACING

MEDICAL EMERGENCIES, SOME

WOULD SAY THAT IS EXACTLY

THE WRONG TIME TO PRESSURE

THEM ABOUT SPIRITUAL

MATTERS.

BUT MOST PATIENTS SAY IT

TAKES MOST OF THE PRESSURE

OFF TO BRING GOD AND PRAYER

INTO THE SITUATION.

TAKE THE CASE OF TOM PRIOR.

HIS RISK OF DYING WAS

PROBABLY 90% IF HE HAD NO

SURGERY.

EVEN IF YOU DO AN EMERGENCY

SURGERY, THE RISK OF DYING

IS ABOUT 30%.

Reporter: WHEN POOLE

BROUGHT UP PRAYING?

I WAS SLIGHTLY TAKEN

ABACK, BUT THEN CONSIDERING

MY SITUATION, I WAS GLAD.

Reporter: ANOTHER

PRAYING SURGEON, ROHAN, SAYS

HE UNDERSTANDS A DOCTOR

OFFERING TO PRAY COULD MAKE

SOME PATIENTS UNCOMFORTABLE

AND WORRIED THEY CAN'T

REFUSE THIS POWERFUL

PERSON.

TO SOME DEGREE IT CAN BE

LIKE A TEACHER AND A

STUDENT.

AND YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE

YOU'RE NOT OVERSTEPPING YOUR

BOUNDARIES ARE BEING

INAPPROPRIATE IN THAT

RELATIONSHIP.

Reporter: THE CRITICS

WOULD SAY, WELL, THERE IS A

POWER DIFFERENTIAL.

YOU'RE THIS POWERFUL

DOCTOR.

THIS POOR PATIENT IS THERE

HELPLESS.

THEY FEEL LIKE IF YOU SAY

NO, YOU MIGHT NOT DO YOUR

BEST DURING THE SURGERY.

I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT

TO BE SENSITIVE TO THE FACT

THAT WILL ARE PATIENTS,

NUMBER ONE, WHO MAY NOT BE

CHRISTIAN.

AND, NUMBER TWO, MAY NOT BE

RELIGIOUS AT ALL.

Reporter: BUT ROHAN

SAYS HE CAN'T HELP BUT

PRAY.

I SEE THE WORK GOD EVERY

DAY.

Reporter: AND POOLE,

TOOL, HAS SEEN MIRACLES.

FOR INSTANCE, WITH A PATIENT

WHO'S HEART JUST STOPPED ONE

DAY.

I OPENED HIS HEART UP,

AND I WAS SQUEEZING HIS

CHEST, AND NOTHING WAS

HAPPENING.

WE BEGAN PRAYING, AND HIS

HEART STARTED UP.

AND THERE WAS NOTHING I HAD

DONE DIFFERENT.

AND NOW HE IS HOME AND HE IS

DOING GREAT.

I HAVE HAD ONE PATIENT THAT

TURNED ME DOWN.

I WAS THERE, ABOUT TO START

THE SURGERY.

I SAID, WOULD YOU MIND IF I

SAY A PRAYER WITH YOU?

AND HE SAID, I PREFER NOT.

Reporter: STILL, BOTH

THEIR SPIRITUAL WORK GETS

ALMOST 100% SUPPORT FROM

THEIR PATIENTS.

OFTENTIMES THEY'LL SAY,

THAT PRAYER MEANT THE WORLD

TO US.

Reporter: THAT'S HOW

RUSSELL FELT AFTER HE HAD A

HEART ATTACK, BUT WAITED

ABOUT THREE WEEKS BEFORE

GOING TO THE HOSPITAL.

WHICH IS NOT THE DOCTOR'S

ADVICE.

Reporter: POOLE DID A

DOUBLE BYPASS, ACCOMPANIED

BY PRAYER.

IT WAS A HUGE RELIEF.

IT TOOK THE WORLD AND

PRESSURE OFF MY CHEST.

Reporter: HE REPLACED A

VALVE IN A 78-YEAR-OLD'S

HEART.

IT MAKES ME FEEL BETTER

TO KNOW THAT THE GUY WHO

GOING TO MAKE THE DECISIONS

WHEN HE GETS IN THERE HAS

THE LORD WITH HIM AND IS AT

PEACE.

WE PRAY THAT THIS

OPERATION WOULD GO

SMOOTHLY.

Reporter: ROHAN SAYS

SOME PEOPLE MAY THINK THEY

WOULDN'T WANT THESE KINDS OF

PRAYERS, BUT THEY PROBABLY

HAVEN'T FACED A KILLER

DISEASE YET.

AT THE MOMENT YOU FIND

OUT YOU HAVE A KILLER

DISEASE, CANCER, WHATEVER,

IF YOU ACTIVELY DON'T

BELIEVE IN GOD, YOU BELIEVE

IN GOD AT THAT MOMENT.

Reporter: HE ENCOURAGES

OTHERS TO FOLLOW POOLE AND

ROHAN'S PROCEDURES.

FIRST THE THESSALONIAN

SAYS PRAY WITHOUT CEASING.

Reporter: THESE DOCTORS

SAY, SINCE THEY KNOW HIM, IT

IS A GOOD STRATEGY TO BRING

THEM INTO THEIR SURGERIES.

PAUL STRAND REPORTING FROM

DALLAS.

Pat: WE HAVE A BOARD

MEMBER OF REGENT WHO IS A

HEART SURGEON WHO HAD A MAN

DIE.

AND THEY CALLED THE CODE,

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN GOD

SAID, GO BACK AND TREAT HIM

AGAIN.

AND HE SAID, HE GOT OVER

HIM, AND ALL OF A SUDDEN HE

BEGAN TO SHAKE, AND THE

POWER OF GOD HIT HIM, AND

THE MAN CAME BACK TO LIFE.

Terry: I KNOW I WOULD

WANT MY SURGEON PRAYING

BEFORE SURGERY.

COMING UP, A MOTHER IS

FORCED TO WAIT ON THE

SIDELINES AFTER A CAR CRASH

NEARLY KILLS HER YOUNGEST

SON.

THAT WAS THE LONGEST

HALLWAY I EVER COULD HAVE

WALKED.

AND I'M THINKING, WHAT'S

GOING TO HAPPEN TO MY BABY?

Terry: AND WHAT DID

HAPPEN NEXT IS SOMETHING

DOCTORS CAN'T EXPLAIN.

FIND OUT MORE WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Pat: THERE IS AN

EXCITING DEVELOPMENT.

REGENT UNIVERSITY HAS

LAUNCHED WHAT IS CALLED A

MOOK, A MASS OPEN ONLINE

COURSE, ON A PLATFORM NAMED

LULUX VERA, AND IT IS

AVAILABLE FREE ALL AROUND

THE WORLD.

SOON THERE WILL BE AN

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE OFFERED

ON THAT.

ONCE YOU GET A DEGREE AND

YOU GET CERTIFICATION, IT

GOES TO THE BOARD.

BUT THE COURSE RIGHT NOW IS

FREE.

YOU CAN LOG ON TO LUX VERA.

AND FOR MORE INFORMATION, IT

IS JUST LUX VERA

VERAREGENT.EDU.

WHETHER YOU LIVE IN INDIA OR

CHINA OR ALL OVER NORTH

AMERICA --

Terry: IT IS AMAZING.

Pat: IT REALLY IS.

STUDENTS FROM 140 COUNTRIES

HAVE SIGNED UP.

Terry: UNBELIEVABLE.

WHAT A WONDERFUL

OPPORTUNITY.

WELL, DOCTORS SAY THERE ARE

AT LEAST 14 BONES IN THE

HUMAN FACE.

ALL 14 OF MICHAEL MCKAY'S

BROKE AFTER HIS HEAD SLAMMED

INTO THE STEERING WHEEL OF

HIS TRUCK.

THE CHANCES FOR MICHAEL'S

SURVIVAL LOOKED BLEAK UNTIL

HE GOT HELP FROM A TEAM OF

DOCTORS AND AN ARMY OF

PRAYER WARRIORS.

THE TV WAS ON, AND I

HAPPENED TO SEE THIS

BREAKING NEWS STORY ABOUT A

WRECK.

AND I SAID TO MYSELF,

WHOEVER WAS IN THAT WRECK,

THEY DIDN'T MAKE IT.

Reporter: SHE HEARD ON

THE NEWS THAT ONE PERSON HAD

DIED AND ANOTHER WAS

CRITICALLY INJURED IN AN

ACCIDENT NEAR THEIR HOME.

WHAT THEY DIDN'T KNOW WAS

THAT ONE OF THEM WAS THERE

22-YEAR-OLD SON, MICHAEL.

MICHAEL WAS A KID THAT

HAD A LOT OF GOALS.

A LOT OF DRIVE.

HE STARTED PLAYING FOOTBALL

AT AGE SIX.

HE WAS A SWEET LITTLE KID.

HE NEVER GAVE ME ANY

PROBLEMS.

HE LOVED GOD, AND HE WAS A

CHRISTIAN.

Reporter: MICHAEL MCKAY

WAS A MODEL STUDENT AND

ATHLETE, A STAR QUARTERBACK

AT CAMPBELL HIGH SCHOOL IN

GEORGIA, AND LATER AT

GARDNER UNIVERSITY.

THAT SUMMER HE TOOK A JOB

DELIVERING AUTO PARTS.

HE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO

GO PLAY BALL.

AND HE WAS ONE WEEK AWAY.

Reporter: MICHAEL WAS

ON TOP OF THE WORLD.

BUT EVERYTHING CHANGED THE

MORNING OF SEPTEMBER 9th,

2000.

MICHAEL WAS SITTING AT A RED

LIGHT WHEN A B.M.W.

TRAVELLING AT NEARLY

100 MILES PER HOUR HYDRO

HYDROPLANED AND HIT HIM HEAD

YON.

HEAD-ON.

MICHAEL'S TRUCK FLIPPED

FIVE TIMES.

HE WAS RUSHED TO THE

HOSPITAL.

MICHAEL HAD ORBITAL

FRACTURES, NASAL FRACTURE,

JAW PROBLEMS.

HE HAD CONTUSION OF HIS

LIVER, AND HE HAD A

TRACHEOTOMY.

Reporter: THE HOSPITAL

STAFF CALLED EVON TO LET HER

KNOW, BUT FAILED TO CONVEY

EXACTLY HOW DIRE THIS

SITUATION WAS.

WHEN I GOT THERE, ONE OF

THE LADIES THAT WORKED WITH

MICHAEL TOLD ME, YOU CAN'T

PICK HIM UP BECAUSE THEY'RE

WORKING ON HIMLY.

HIM.

AND I SAID, WHAT DO YOU MEAN

THEY'RE WORKING ON HIM?

AND SHE SAID, YOU DON'T

KNOW?

AND I SAID, NO I DO NOT

KNOW.

AND ONE OF THE OTHER NURSES

SAID, WELL, HE MIGHT NOT

MAKE IT.

Reporter: SEVERAL HOURS

LATER, SHE WAS FINALLY

ALLOWED TO SEE HER SON.

THAT WAS THE LONGEST

HALLWAY I EVER COULD HAVE

WALKED.

HE WAS JUST LAYING THERE.

THE FACIAL SWELLING.

AND I'M THINKING, WHAT'S

GOING TO HAPPEN TO MY BABY?

MICHAEL HAD BLEEDING AND

HEMORRHAGED DOWN INTO HIS

BASIL GANGLIA, WHICH IS WELL

DOWN INTO THE CENTER OF THE

BRAIN.

MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE THIS

SEVERE OF AN INJURY DO NOT

RECOVER.

I WAS ASKING GOD TO PUT

HIM BACK BECAUSE IT WAS JUST

LIKE HUMPTY-DUMPTY.

AND THAT'S WHAT I WAS ASKING

HIM, TO HELP PUT HIM BACK,

BACK TO WHERE HE WAS, OR

CLOSE TO WHERE HE WAS.

Reporter: YVONNE CALLED

HER PASTOR AND FAMILY AND

FRIENDS, WHO SET UP A PRAYER

CHAIN THAT SPREAD ACROSS

SEVERAL STATES.

THE CLASSMATES FROM

PEE-WEE BALL, HIGH SCHOOL,

FOOTBALL, AND WE HIT 300 OF

HIS FRIENDS AND STUDENTS AND

CLASSMATES TO SHOW UP.

THEY EVEN THOUGHT HE WAS A

CELEBRITY AT ONE POINT.

SO ALL OF MY FRIENDS, WE HAD

THIS NETWORK OF PRAYER,

PEOPLE JUST PRAYING

CONSTANTLY TO KEEP HIM

HERE.

Reporter: WHILE HIS

MOTHER CONTINUED TO PRAY AT

THE FOOT OF HER SON'S BED,

MICHAEL SLIPPED INTO A

COMA.

THEY TRIED TO CONVINCE ME

TO LET HIM GO.

AND I KEPT TELLING THEM, NO,

HE WASN'T GOING.

THEY DIDN'T KNOW WHO I KNOW,

BUT I HAD THE FAITH HE

WASN'T GOING.

AT ONE POINT THE DOCTOR CAME

IN AND LOOKED AT HIM AND

SAID, WELL, MICHAEL IS IN

THERE SOMEWHERE.

Reporter: THE FAMILY

AND FRIENDS CONTINUED THEIR

PRAYER VIGIL AROUND THE

CLOCK.

THEN ONE DAY MICHAEL'S EYES

FLUTTERED OPEN.

TO ME, THAT WER WAS ONE

OF THE SIGNS HE WAS GOING TO

MAKE IT.

AS I WAS COMING OUT OF

THE COMA, IT WAS REALLY A

BIG STATE OF CONFUSION.

I ASKED MY FAMILY, I WAS

LIKE, HOW DID I GET HERE IN

THIS HOSPITAL?

WHAT AM I DOING HERE?

I DIDN'T REALIZE I HAD BEEN

IN AN ACCIDENT.

Reporter: ALTHOUGH IT

WAS A POSITIVE SIGN, MICHAEL

STILL HAD A LONG WAY TO GO.

I WENT THROUGH FIVE AND A

HALF YEARS OF REHAB AND

THREE YEARS OF PHYSICAL

THERAPY.

IT WAS JUST LIKE HAVING A

CHILD AGAIN.

THEY HAD TO HOIST HIM OUT OF

THE BED BECAUSE HIS WHOLE

LEFT SIDE WAS PARALYZED.

I WOULD PUT A PEN OR PENCIL

IN HIS HAND TO HELP HIM TO

REWRITE ALPHABETS AND

NUMBERS.

Reporter: TODAY MICHAEL

IS ABOUT 95% RECOVERED FROM

HIS ACCIDENT, AND HAS VERY

FEW LIMITATIONS.

HE IS COACHING MIDDLE SCHOOL

FOOTBALL, AND EVENTUALLY

HOPES TO PURSUE A CAREER IN

BROADCASTING.

YOU HAVE TO PUT IT UNDER

A FLAME AND BURN THE

IMPURITIES OUT.

I FEEL THAT WAS GOD'S TIME,

PUTTING ME UNDER THE FLAME

AND BURNING THE IMPURITIES

OUT OF ME.

BUT WHILE YOU'RE GOING

THROUGH IT, HE IS MATURING

YOU.

Reporter: RATHER THAN

QUESTIONING GOD, MICHAEL IS

GRATEFUL TO BE ALIVE.

AND HE SAYS HIS FAITH IS NOW

STRONGER THAN EVER.

JESUS REALLY IS MY

EVERYTHING.

I PRAY EVERY NIGHT THAT

PEOPLE DON'T SEE ME, THAT

I'M A REFLECTION OF HIM AND

THAT HE SHINES THROUGH ME.

I HAVE SEEN A NUMBER OF

CASES AS SEVERE AS HIS, BUT@[

CERTAINLY NONE THAT HAVE

DONE AS WELL AS HIS.

HE HAS DONE REMARKABLY

WELL.

AS MUCH AS WE COULD GIVE

HIM, WE DID.

BUT THERE ARE OTHER FORCES I

CAN'T EXPLAIN SCIENTIFICALLY

THAT TOOK CARE OF MICHAEL.

Reporter: MICHAEL AND

HIS FAMILY BELIEVE IT IS NO

MYSTERY.

IT IS A TESTAMENT TO THE

POWER OF PRAYER.

YOU CAN NEVER PRAY

ENOUGH.

ANOTHER COOL ASPECT ABOUT

JESUS IS YOU CAN COME TO HIM

ANY TIME, ANY DAY, AND HE

LISTENS TO THE PRAYERS AND

WE'RE IN HIS WILL.

I DON'T CARE WHAT ANY

NAY-SAYERS MIGHT THINK,

PRAYER WORKS.

Terry: WHAT AN AMAZING

STORY.

WHAT A STRONG, YOUNG GUY.

Pat: TERRY, I WANT TO

MAKE A DECLARATION TODAY.

GOD IS GOING TO DO SOME

MIRACLES IN THE AUDIENCE

TODAY.

BUT SHARE WHAT HAS BEEN

DONE.

Terry: THIS WOMAN

SUFFERED A FRACTURED NECK

FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

SHE HAD 11 DETERIORATING

DISCS.

SHE TOOK PAIN MEDICATIONS,

BUT WITH LITTLE RELIEF.

LAST FEBRUARY SHE WAS

WATCHING THIS PROGRAM, AND

PAT, YOU SAID THIS, THERE IS

A TERRIBLE PAIN RADIATING IN

YOUR NECK AND YOU CRIED OUT,

GOD, JUST TAKE THIS AWAY.

YOU WILL BE COMPLETELY WHOLE

IN JESUS' NAME.

VERONICA FELT A BURNING UP

HER SPINE AND INTO HER

HEAD.

SHE STOOD UP AND MOVED HER

NECK AROUND, AND THE PAIN IS

COMPLETELY GONE.

THAT'S A CREATIVE MIRACLE.

Pat: AND THAT'S GOD.

AND HERE IS OTHER ONE.

THIS LADY IS NAMED HOPE, AND

SHE LIVES IN OREGON.

SHE HAD ARTHRITIS IN BOTH

HER HANDS FOR OVER A YEAR.

IT WAS PAIN EXTENDING ALL

THE WAY TO HER FINGERS.

SHE SAID SHE WAS WATCHING

THIS PROGRAM, AND I HAD A

WORD HAVING TO DO WITH KNEE

PROBLEMS.

AND SHE SAID, I WISH IT WAS

SOMETHING ABOUT HANDS.

AND THEN YOU SAID, THE SAME

WITH ARTHRITIS IN THE

HANDS.

STRETCH OUT YOUR HANDS, AND

GOD RELEASES YOU FROM ALL OF

THAT PAIN.

HOPE STRETCHED OUT HER

HANDS, AND THEY WERE HEALED

INSTANTLY.

SHE HAS NOT HAD ANY PAIN IN

HER FINGERS OR HANDS SINCE

THEN.

FOLKS, WHY NOT YOU?

WHY NOT YOU?

WHY NOT YOU?

WHY NOT YOU?

DO YOU THINK GOD LOVES HOPE

OR VERONICA MORE THAN YOU?

NO.

GOD LOVES YOU.

WHY NOT YOU?

WHY NOT NOW?

WHY NOT TODAY?

LET'S BELIEVE GOD.

I WAS READING TODAY IN

ISAIAH, AND HE SAID, I'M THE

ONE WHO CREATED IT ALLMENT

I'M THE ONE WHO CREATED THE

HEAVENS AND THE EARTH.

GOD BROUGHT MAN ON THIS

EARTH.

HE FORMED MAN BY HIS WORD.

CERTAINLY HE CAN FIX YOUR

BODY OR DO SOMETHING IN YOUR

MONEY, OR WHATEVER.

WE'RE GOING TO JOIN HANDS

AND WE'RE GOING TO BELIEVE

GOD.

FATHER, WHY NOT TODAY?

WHY NOT, LORD?

THERE IS NO REASON BECAUSE

YOU ARE GOD ALMIGHTY.

LORD, WE DON'T WORSHIP

IDOLS.

WE DON'T WORSHIP STICKS AND

STONES.

WE DON'T WORSHIP LITTLE

THINGS MADE OUT OF MAN'S

DESIGN.

WE WORSHIP THE GOD WHO'S

CREATED EVERYTHING.

NOW, LORD, WE COME BEFORE

YOU AND WE BELIEVE YOU FOR A

SIGNAL MIRACLE.

JESUS, RIGHT NOW, IS

REFORMING SOMEBODY'S KIDNEY

IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

YOUR KIDNEY HAS BEEN ALL

MESSED UP.

AND JESUS IS REMAKING IT,

GIVING YOU A BRAND NEW

KIDNEY, AND YOU'LL FEEL A

SURGE OF ENERGY, EVEN AS I

SPEAK.

Terry: THERE IS SOMEONE

WHO HAS A CONDITION -- IT IS

LIKE THE SYNAPSES IN YOUR

BRAIN DON'T FIRE RIGHT.

GOD IS REALIGNING THAT, AND

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A

COMPLETE HEALING FROM THAT.

YOU'RE WHOLE LIFE IS GOING

TO CHANGE BECAUSE OF THIS.

Pat: THERE IS SOMEONE,

YOUR LUNGS HAVEN'T BEEN

ABSORBING THE OXYGEN THEY

SHOULD.

YOU'VE BEEN GASPING FOR

BREATH.

RIGHT NOW GOD HAS, LIKE,

BELLOWS PUMPING INTO YOUR

LUNGS, IN THE NAME OF

JESUS.

AND, LORD, FOR THOSE IN THE

AUDIENCE WITH US NOW, MAY

THE POWER OF GOD TOUCH THEM

LIKE A BOLT OF ELECTRICITY.

IN JESUS' NAME, TOUCH!

AND MAY THE POWER OF GOD

DESCEND UPON YOU AND YOUR

FAMILY IN JESUS' NAME.

TERRY?

Terry: THERE IS SOMEONE

ELSE, YOU HAVE -- I DON'T

KNOW IF IT IS SCOLIOSIS, OR

WHAT IT IS, BUT YOU'RE BENT

OVER.

GOD IS HEALING THAT

CONDITION.

STRAIGHTEN UP, AS YOU

COULDN'T DO IT BEFORE, AND

YOU'RE GOING TO WALK

COMPLETELY NORMALLY IN

JESUS' NAME.

Pat: AMEN.

PRAISE GOD.

GIVE HIM GLORY.

GIVE HIM PRAISE.

ON MONDAY, WE BEGIN OUR

ANNUAL WEEK OF PRAYER.

AND WE'LL BE PRAYE PRAYING

FOR YOUR REQUESTS ON OUR SET

AND IN OUR NOON PRAYER.

MAKE SURE YOU GIVE US A CALL

WITH YOUR PRAYER REQUEST.

WE'LL SEND YOU A SPECIAL

PACKET, AND WE WANT TO

INCLUDE YOUR REQUESTS, SO

SEND THEM BACK TO US.

IF YOU'RE A CBN PARTNER, YOU

SHOULD BE GETTING A PACKET

IN THE MAIL.

CALL AND TELL US WHAT ELSE

WE CAN DO FOR YOU.

ASK FOR PRAYER BECAUSE GOD

IS MOVING.

TERRY?

Terry: STILL AHEAD,

WE'VE GOT YOUR E-MAIL

QUESTIONS.

A VIEWER WANTS TO KNOW, DOES

GOD PERFORM FINANCIAL

MIRACLES?

STAY TUNED, WE'RE GOING TO

"BRING IT ON" WITH THAT

QUESTION AND MORE WHEN WE

COME BACK.

WELCOME BACK TO "THE 700

CLUB."

THE THE ALABAMA SUPREME

COURT HAS HANDED DOWN ITS

SECOND DECISION, DECLARING

THE WORLD "CHILD" INCLUDES

BOTH THE BORN AND THE

UNBORN.

THE RULING EARLIER THIS WEEK

FOLLOWS THE APPEAL OF A

CONVICTION OF A WOMAN WHO

USED COCAINE DURING HER

PREGNANCY.

HER BABY TESTED POSITIVE FOR

THE DRUG AT ITS BIRTH.

UNDER ALABAMA LAW, THAT IS

CONSIDERED CHEMICAL

ENDANGERMENT OF THE CHILD.

THE COURT RULED THE STATE

HAS A LEGITIMATE INTEREST IN

PROTECTING THE LIVES OF

CHILDREN FROM THE EARLIEST

STAP OF THEIR DEVELOPMENT.

THE JUSTICES WROTE IN THE

COURTS OF OPINION "GOD, NOT

GOVERNMENT AND LEGISLATURES,

GIVE PERSONS THESE INHERENT

NATURAL RIGHTS."

THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW

AND JUSTICE HAS FILED A

LAWSUIT ON BEHALF OF A

MARYLAND MAN WHO SAYS HE WAS

DENIED ADMISSION TO COLLEGE

BECAUSE OF HIS FAITH.

HE SAID THEY TOLD

HIM, QUOTE,"HE WORE HIS

RELIGIOUS BELIEFS ON HIS

SLEEVES."

JENKINS WAS QUALIFIED FOR

THE RADIATION PROGRAM.

THEY SAID, "BELIEF IN GOD

SHOULD AND DOES NOT

DISQUALIFY A STUDENT FROM

ADMISSION TO COLLEGE.

DISCRIMINATION IS

INTOLERABLE."

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST NEWS BY GOING TO OUR

WEBSITE AT CBNNEWS.COM.

PAT AND TERRY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Terry: TIME TO "BRING

IT ON" WITH YOUR E-MAIL

QUESTIONS.

PAT, THIS FIRST ONE COMES

FROM A VIEWER WHO ASKS,

"DOES GOD PERFORM FINANCIAL

MIRACLES?"

Pat: JUST GO BACK AND

LOOK AT WHAT JESUS DID, HE

MULTIPLIED THE LOAFS OF

BREAD AND THE FISHES.

THAT'S A FINANCIAL MIRACLE.

HE TOLD PETER TO PAY HIS

TAXES, AND THE FISH HAD

COINS IN ITS MOUTH.

HE TOLD THE FISHERMEN TO

CAST THEIR NETS ON THE OTHER

SIDE OF THE BOAT, AND THEY

GOT 153 FISH.

THAT'S A FINANCIAL MIRACLE.

OF COURSE HE DOES FINANCIAL

MIRACLES.

LOAFS, FISHES, COINS, AND

TODAY IT IS DOLLARS AND

CENTS AND POUNDS AND LIRAS.

Terry: CHRIS SAYS, "I

HAVE COMMITTED ADULTERY, AND

ALTHOUGH I AM NOW FAITHFUL

TO MY WIFE, I FEEL I'LL BE

CONDEMNED TO HELL.

SINCE THEN I'VE BEEN READING

THE BIBLE AND LIVING AS I

SHOULD.

DO YOU BELIEVE I CAN STILL

GO TO HEAVEN?"

Pat: ABSOLUTELY.

GOD SAID, I WILL CLEAN YOUR

BACK-SLIDING, AND I WILL

LOOK AT YOUR TRANSGRESSIONS

AS IF THEY DID NOT HAPPEN.

I AM THE GOD THAT HEALS

YOU.

I AM THE GOD THAT FORGIVES

YOU.

THE WHOLE PREMISES OF

CHRISTIANITY IS

FORGIVENESS.

JESUS CHRIST, HE SAID, AS

FAR AS THE EAST IS FROM THE

WEST, THAT'S HOW FAR I'LL

TAKE YOUR SINS FROM YOU.

CONFESS, FORSAKE, AND FIND

MERCY.

IF WE CONFESS OUR SINS -- A

QUOTE AGAIN FROM 1 JOHN: IF

WE CONFESS OUR SINS, HE IS

FAITHFUL TO CLEANSE OUR SINS

FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.

YOU COMMITTED ADULTERY.

YOU CONFESSED IT.

GOD HAS FORGIVEN YOU.

NOW YOU WANT TO WALK WITH A

CLEAN CONSCIENCE TO SERVE

THE LIVING GOD.

LET THAT JUNK GO.

WE HAVE ALL SINNED.

>GOD FORGIVES US.

Terry: DESIREE

SAYS, "MY SISTER IS 13 YEARS

OLD AND I AM NINE YEARS

OLD.

I THINK MY FAITH IS BAD.

MY MOM IS HAVING JOB

PROBLEMS AND HAS BLOOD CLOTS

IN HER BRAIN.

SHE DIDN'T GET ALEAV ANY

LEAVE THIS MONTH IS AND IS

SHORT ON MONEY.

WHAT SHOULD I DO?"

Pat: GOD BLESS THE

9-YEAR-OLDS.

DARLING, YOUR PRAYERS ARE

HEARD.

GOD LISTENS TO YOU AND HE

LOVES YOU.

YOU JUST SPEAK THE WORD.

I WANT YOU TO SPEAK THE

WORD.

STOP ASKING.

SAY, IN JESUS' NAME, I

DECLARE THAT MY MOTHER IS

HEALED.

I SPEAK THE WORD IN HIS

NAME, AND I DECLARE THAT MY

MOTHER IS HEALED AND THE

FINANCES ARE GOING TO BE

TAKEN CARE OF.

GOD WILL HONOR YOUR FAITH.

THE FAITH OF A LITTLE CHILD

TRUMPS US ALL.

WHAT ELSE?

Terry: CAROL SAYS, "WHY

IS THE GOSPEL OF JOHN

RECOMMENDED FOR BELIEVERS

VERSES OTHER GOSPELS.

PUTTING MYSELF IN THEIR

PLACE, READING THE BIBLE FOR

THE FIRST TIME, IT SEEMS

THAT STARTING OUT WITH

READING THE GOSPEL OF

MATTHEW, FOR EXAMPLE, WOULD

BE LESS OVERWHELMING AND

EASIER FOR THEM TO FORM AN

INTEREST IN READING THE

BIBLE.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?"

Pat: FOR SOMEBODY WHO

HAS HAD A RUDIMENTARY STUDY

OF GREEK, 1 JOHN IS REAL

EASY TO READ IN GREEK.

IT IS REAL SIMPLE SYNTAX.

IT STARTS OF OFF, IN THE

BEGINNING THE WORD WAS GOD.

YOU GO THROUGH LUKE AND

MATTHEW, YOU HAVE THE

LINEAGE WHICH GOES ON AND

ON, AND PEOPLE SAY THAT IS A

LITTLE MUCH FOR US.

SO MOST PEOPLE RECOMEND

JOHN.

JOHN IS THE GOSPEL OF THE

HIGH PRIEST.

IT IS THE GOSPEL OF LOVE AND

INTIMACY, WHERE JESUS IS

PRESENTED AS HIGH PRIEST,

RATHER THAN KING AND THESE

OTHER THINGS.

SO THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT

IT THAT WILL TOUCH PEOPLE'S

HEARTS, AND THAT'S WHY IT IS

RECOMMENDED.

IF YOU DISAGREE, TELL THEM

TO READ MATTHEW.

Terry: KAREN SAYS, "WHY

IS IT WRONG TO COMMIT

SUICIDE.

DO YOU BELIEVE THAT THE

PERSON WHO COMMITS SUICIDE

WILL GO TO HELL?

I'VE BEEN CONSIDERING

SUICIDE ON AND OFF FOR

YEARS.

I'VE ATTEMPTED IT TWICE."

Pat: YOU KNOW, HELL IS

AN AWFUL THING.

AND THERE IS NO END TO

HELL.

YOU CAN'T DIE FROM HELL.

YOU CAN'T STOP HELL.

YOU CAN'T TURN HELL OFF.

IT GOES ON FOREVER AND EVER

AND EVER AND EVER AND EVER

AND THERE IS NO END.

THAT'S WHY IT IS SO

HORRIBLE.

NOW, I DON'T KNOW WHAT

HAPPENS WHEN SOMEBODY

COMMITS SUICIDE.

SUICIDE.

THE LAW PRESUMES THEIR

CRAZY.

AND YOU COULD SAY THEY WERE

CRAZY WHEN THEY DID IT,

THEREFORE THEY DIDN'T KNOW

WHAT THEY WERE DOING.

WHAT YOU'RE SAYING IS I KNEW

IT, I PLANNED IT, AND I DID

IT.

BAD DECISION.

Terry: YEAH.

Pat: I CAN'T TELL YOU

BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW.

THE BIBLE ISN'T CLEAR ON

THIS.

BUT I WILL TELL YOU HELL IS

FOREVER.

AND YOU'RE PLAYING RUSSIAN

ROULETTE WITH ETERNITY.

I DON'T CARE HOW BAD IT GETS

HERE ON THIS LIFE, IT'S NOT

AS BAD AS HELL.

THERE IS NOTHING TO COMPARE

WITH A LAKE OF FIRE AND

DEMONS AND ALL OF THAT

HORRIBLE STUFF.

GO THROUGH -- THERE IS NO

TEMPTATION TAKING YOU, BUT

GOD FAITHFUL WILL MAKE A WAY

OF ESCAPE.

THE WAY OF ESCAPE IS NOT

KILLING YOURSELF.

DON'T DO IT.

Terry: MRS. "W"

SAYS, "I'M CONFUSED, I'VE

BEEN TOLD THAT GOD AND JESUS

ARE DIFFERENT, AND THEN I'VE

BEEN TOLD THEY'RE THE SAME.

ARE THEY EQUAL?"

Pat: I MUST SAY I

HAVEN'T GOT TIME TO TALK

ABOUT THE TRINITY IN 30

SECONDS.

WE BELIEVE THERE IS A

FATHER, A SON, AND A HOLY

SPIRIT.

THEY'RE EACH ONE GOD, BUT

THEY ALL HAVE DIFFERENT

FUNCTIONS IN THE TRINITY.

SO JESUS IS THE SON OF GOD,

AND YET HE IS GOD HIMSELF.

YOU PRAY TO THE FATHER IN

THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE NAME

OF JESUS.

AND IT IS LIKE THE POWER OF

ATTORNEY.

IF YOU PRAY TO JESUS, HEY,

THAT'S FINE.

HE'S GOD.

I WOULDN'T SPEND A LOT OF

TIME WORRYING ABOUT IT.

AND YOU COULD DO SOME

STUDYING AND FIND OUT WHAT

PEOPLE SAID ABOUT IT.

THE TRINITY IS A MYSTERY.

IT'S A MYSTERY.

BUT, NEVERTHELESS, IT IS THE

WAY THEY PRESENT THEMSELVES,

AND IT'S FATHER, SON, AND

HOLY SPIRIT.

IT IS THREE IN ONE.

THE HOLY SPIRIT IS GOD.

THE SON IS GOD, JESUS IS

GOD.

AND THE FATHER IS GOD, ALL

GOD.

ALL RIGHT.

GARY AND EVELYN SHERMAN

SPENT YEARS LIVING ON

CREDIT.

AND THEY WOUND UP $50,000 IN

DEBT.

THEY WERE OUT OF MONEY, OUT

OF HOPE, UNTIL ONE NIGHT

WHEN GARY SAT DOWN TO PAY

THE BILLS AND HEARD FOUR

WORDS THAT CHANGED HIS

LIFE.

Reporter: GARY AND

EVELYN SHERMAN LOVED TO

EXPLORE THE VALLEY.

BUT SOME TIME AGO, THEY

FACED A MOUNTAIN OF CREDIT

CARD DEBT.

THERE IS A PHRASE THAT

SAYS, YOU KNOW, ROBBING

PETER TO PAY PAUL.

I WAS ROBBING FROM PETER,

HIS FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD

COUSINS.

Reporter: THEIR

FINANCIAL PROBLEMS STARTED

AFTER THEY BOUGHT A NEW

HOME, ALL OF THE

FURNISHINGS, AND A NEW CAR,

ALL ON CREDIT.

SO THE MONEY WAS ALREADY

TIGHT, AND SO NOW TITHING,

ALTHOUGH I UNDERSTOOD IT, I

DIDN'T KNOW HOW I COULD

AFFORD IT.

WHEN YOU'RE LIVING LIKE

THAT, YOU'RE LIKE IN

BONDAGE.

Reporter: THEN GARY HAD

A JOB CHANGE AND HIS SALARY

DROPPED $12,000.

THERE WAS THIS PANIC OF

HOW ARE WE EVER GOING TO

MAKE THIS HAPPEN.

Reporter: EVELYN TOOK A

JOB DRIVING A SCHOOL BUS,

WHILE GARY JUGGLED SOMETIMES

UP TO THREE JOBS AT A TIME.

I FELT VERY OVERWHELMED,

SOMETIMES RESENTFUL,

EXHAUSTED.

I FINALLY GOT TO THAT POINT

WHERE I EXPRESSED HOW

DESPERATE I WAS FOR US TO

HAVE A CHANGE.

Reporter: GARY SAYS HE

WAS WEARY, TOO.

FOR 14 YEARS HE HAD POURED

OVER HIS FINANCES, LOOKING

FOR A WAY OUT.

BY NOW THEY WERE $50,000 IN

DEBT.

THINGS ARE BAD.

YOU'RE LIVING HAND TO

MOUTH.

YOU'RE NOT MAKING YOUR

BILLS.

YOU'RE PUSHING OUT TWO TO

THREE MONTHS AT A CLIP ON

BILLS.

YOU'RE LETTING IT RUN TO THE

LAST MINUTE.

AND YOU CAN'T DO THINGS WITH

YOUR KIDS.

IT KIND OF MAKES YOU FEEL

LIKE YOUR NOO NOT

PROVIDING.

Reporter: THEN ONE DAY,

AS GARY TACKLED THE BILLS,

THE ANSWER FINALLY CAME.

AND I HEAR THIS VOICE.

AND IT IS THE VOICE OF GOD,

I KNOW IT.

AND IT SAYS, YOU'RE ROBBING

ME.

I DON'T HAVE IT.

YOU CAN'T SQUEEZE BLOOD OUT

OF A ROCK.

SO WHERE DO YOU WANT IT

FROM?

AND HE SAYS, TRUST ME.

I SAID, OKAY, GOD.

OKAY, OKAY, OKAY, I HEAR

YOU, LOUD AND CLEAR.

ALL RIGHT, I'LL DO IT.

Reporter: SO THE FIRST

CHECK GARY WROTE THAT DAY

WAS A TITHE TO HIS CHURCH.

AND EVERY WEEK, FROM THAT

POINT ON, I DID IT.

I WROTE THAT CHECK OUT.

IT WAS PAINFUL.

Reporter: AND THE

SHERMAN'S SOLD THEIR CAR AND

BOUGHT A LESS EXPENSIVE

ONE.

NOW WITHOUT A CAR LOAN, THEY

USED THAT MONEY TO PAY THEIR

OTHER DEBTS.

I'M ACTUALLY PAYING DOWN

THE PRINCIPAL PRINCIPLE AND

WATCHING THE DEBT GO DOWN.

THIS IS WHAT I CALL GODLY

FINANCIAL ENGINEERING.

Reporter: WHEN YOU ASK

THE SHERMANS HOW LIFE IS

DIFFERENT NOW, THEIR ANSWER

IS THE SAME.

I CAN BREATHE.

IT IS LIKE HAVING MY LIFE

BACK.

Reporter: TODAY THE

SHERMANS ARE STILL EXPLORING

THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY.

HE IS AN EXECUTIVE WITH A

SIX-FIGURE SALARY.

HE IS ALSO A PASTOR OF A

SMALL CHURCH.

I MEET THE NEEDS OF MY

FAMILY AND THE NEEDS OF THE

CHURCH, AND WHERE WE SEE A

NEED IN PEOPLE.

AND THAT AMAZES ME.

IT AMAZES ME.

Pat: GREAT.

THE BIBLE SAYS, DON'T

FORSAKE WISDOM.

THE LORD WILL SHOW YOU HOW

TO MANAGE FINANCES.

THE BIGGEST PRINCIPLE IS

YOUR EXPENSES CAN'T EXCEED

YOUR INCOME.

THAT'S KIND OF BASIC.

BUT THAT'S WHAT THESE PEOPLE

ARE DOING.

BUT WHEN THEY EXCEED YOUR

INCOME, YOU BORROW.

BOY, THAT'S A PRINCIPLE.

YOU CAN'T OUTGIVE GOD.

GIVEN AND IT WILL BE GIVEN

UNTO YOU, PRESSED DOWN,

RUNNING OVER AND HEAPED INTO

YOUR BOSOM.

THANKS FOR BEING WITH US

TODAY.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH TODAY'S

POWER MINUTE.

AND HERE IS WHAT IT SAYS:

"ASK AND IT WILL BE GIVEN TO

YOU.

SEEK AND YOU WILL FIND.

KNOCK AND IT WILL BE

OPENED.

FOR EVERY WHO ASKS RECEIVES,

AND HE WHO SEEKS, FINDS, AND

TO HIM WHO KNOCKS, IT WILL

BE OPENED."

THAT'S ALL OF THE TIME WE'VE

GOT.

TOMORROW WE'LL TALK TO A

DEVOUT MUSLIM WHO DEFENDED

ALLAH UNTIL HE FOUND THE

TRUE GOD.

WE'LL HEAR HIS STORY ON

FRIDAY.

WELL, THAT'S ALL OF THE TIME

WE'VE GOT.

AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO

SEEING YOU THEN.

AND ALL NEXT WEEK, OUR WEEK

OF PRAYER, FORGET THAT.

BUT FOR TERRY AND ALL OF US,

THIS IS PAT ROBERTSON SAYING

GOOD-BYE AND GOD BLESS YOU.

EMBED THIS VIDEO

Related Podcasts


Log in or create an account to post a comment.  

CBN.com | Do You Know Jesus? | Privacy Notice | Prayer Requests | Support CBN | Contact Us | Feedback
© 2012 Christian Broadcasting Network