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The 700 Club - May 14, 2014

Author Robert Borelli discusses his transition from a life in organized crime to becoming a born-again Christian. Plus, Pro-Life advocate Sol Pitchon shares his passion for the unborn. Read Transcript


THE NAZIS TOOK HER MOTHER

AND FIVE SISTERS TO THE GAS

CHAMBERS THAT DAY.

A HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR.

THERE WAS MY MOTHER,

AROUND 16 YEARS OLD, FINDING

HERSELF ON THE OPERATING

TABLE.

Wendy: WHO'S FAMILY IS

SAVING LIVES TODAY.

PLUS, A REAL LIFE WISE GUY.

A FORMER MEMBER OF THE

GAMBINO FAMILY TELLS ALL

ABOUT HIS LIFE IN AND OUT OF

THE MAFIA ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

Pat: WELL, WE'VE GOT AN

EXCITING SHOW FOR YOU

TODAY.

GLAD YOU'RE WITH US.

THERAT THE SAME TIME KEEP

THEIR JOBS.

THE ANSWER IN OUR SOCIETY

VERY OFTEN IS NO.

Wendy: ONE WEEK AGO

TODAY TWIN BROTHERS DAVID

AND JASON VENOM LOST THEIR

SHOW ON HGTV AFTER

COMPLAINTS ABOUT THEIR

BIBLICAL VIEWS ON MARRIAGE

AND ABORTION.

NOW THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT

THE FALLOUT AND THEIR FAITH,

AND FOR THE FIRST TIME,

WE'RE ALSO HEARING FROM

THEIR WIVES.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: A WEEK AFTER

THE SHOW GOT CUT, THESE

BROTHERS AND BUSINESS OWNERS

ARE STILL MAKING HEADLINES.

INSTEAD OF DEFENDING THEIR

REPUTATION, THEY'RE NOW

USING EACH INTERVIEW TO

SHARE THEIR FAITH.

WE FEEL AS THOUGH GOD

WANTS US TO ACTUALLY STAND

UP, LIFT HIM UP, LIFT UP HIS

STANDARD, SILENCE THIS

BULLY, AND LIFT UP THE

BANNER OF JESUS CHRIST IN

THIS SITUATION.

SO THAT'S OUR GOAL RIGHT

NOW.

Reporter: THEY SAY THAT

BULLY, THE AGENDA FROM SOME

MILITANT GAY GROUPS AND

OTHERS ON THE LEFT, BEARING

DOWN ON AMERICA IN WHAT SOME

DESCRIBE AS A SILENCING WAR

ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

HGTV CANCELLED THE SHOW LAST

WEEK, ANNOUNCING ITS

DECISION IN A TWEET AFTER

THE WEBSITE, "RIGHT WING

WATCH" PUBLISHED SOME OF

DAVID'S PAST COMMENTS ON

PRO-LIFE AND PRO-TRADITIONAL

MARRIAGE VIEWS.

IS IT NOW BECOMING A

CULTURAL SIN TO BELIEVE IN

THE BIBLE?

WHERE WE ARE IN TERMS OF

NATIONAL SIN, WHERE WE

APPROVE OF WHAT GOD

DISAPPROVES OF, WHEN WE DO

THAT, IT WILL ULTIMATELY GET

TO THE POINT TO WHERE THAT

SIN WILL BECOME AN AGENDA

THAT NOT ONLY DOMINATES AND

PERMEATES, BUT IT SEEKS TO

ASSASSINATE ANYONE WHO

SPEAKS AGAINST THEM.

Reporter: AND

SURPRISINGLY, THEY BLAME THE

CHURCHES.

JUST IN CHARLOTTE CITY,

WE HAVE 1300 CHUMPS 1300

CHURCHES, YET WE'RE ABORTING

MILLIONS OF BABY BOYS AND

GIRLS, LITTLE IMAGE BEARERS

OF

WE CAN'T JUST KEEP HAVING

CHURCH AND ALLOW THIS TO

HAPPEN AND THINK THE

BLESSING OF GOD IS GOING TO

BE ON OUR NATION.

Reporter: WHILE THEY'VE

ENDURED NASTY CRITICISM,

THEY SAY THEY HAVE ALSO BEEN

ENCOURAGED BY THE SUPPORT

THEY HAVE RECEIVED ONLINE

AND IN PERSON.

BUT THEIR BIGGEST SUPPORTERS

ARE THEIR WIVES, WHO SPOKE

TO CBN NEWS.

Reporter:HAS BEEN

AN INCREDIBLE WEEK.

HOW ARE YOU HOLDING UP?

IT IS REALLY NEAT TO SEE

HOW THE LORD HAS PROVIDED

FOR US.

THERE HAS BEEN SUCH GRACE

OVER US.

A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE REACHED

OUT WITH SUCH SUPPORT AND

LOVE.

Reporter: WHAT IS IT

THAT YOU WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW

ABOUT DAVID, AND WHAT IS IT

YOU WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW

ABOUT JASON?

I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW HE

HAS A HUGE HEART FOR THE

LORD AND

PEOPLE.

AND YOU'LL SEE HE IS THE

REAL DEAL.

THERE IS NOBODY I RESPECT

MORE THAN JASON, AND I'M SO

THANKFUL FOR THE MAN OF GOD

THAT HE IS, AND I'M SO

THANKFUL FOR THE HUSBAND AND

THE FATHER HE HAS BECOME.

Reporter: THE WIVES AND

THEIR HUSBANDS HAVE BEEN

SURPRISED AT THE SUPPORT

THEY HAVE GOTTEN FROM PEOPLE

ACROSS THE POLITICAL AND

IDEOLOGICAL SPECTRUM.

WE CAN'T EVEN COUNT HOW

MANY LETTERS, Facebook

MESSAGES AND PERSONAL

MESSAGES COMING TO US FROM

FOLKS IN THE GAY COMMUNITY,

FROM MUSLIMS, FROM SO MANY

PEOPLE THAT COMPLETELY

DISAGREE WITH O OUR

BELIEFS, BUT WE STAND WITH

YOU.

Reporter: THEY ARE

FINISHING THEIR SHOW AND

OFFERING TO TAKE NO

COMMISSION TO HELP THE

CASH-STRAPPED FAMILIES THAT

WANT TO FLIP THEIR SHOWS.

THE BROTHERS HAVE EMPHASIZED

THEY DON'T HATE OR

DISCRIMINATE AGAINST GAYS OR

ANYONE ELSE, AND WHEN IT

COMES TO THE BATTLE AGAINST

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, THEY SAY

THEY WON'T BACK DOWN.

WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS NOT

JUST REPRESENT LOVE IN A

LOVING WAY, BUT WHAT WE WANT

TO DO IS WIN THIS BATTLE.

WE WANT TO FIGHT IT SO THAT

WE CAN WIN IT.

AND WHEN THE ENEMY SHOWS UP,

STAND UP AND DON'T BACK

DOWN.

Reporter: JOHN JESSUP,

CBN NEWS, REPORTING IN

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA.

Pat: THANKS, JOHN.

THOSE GUYS HAVE A TREMENDOUS

FUTURE AHEAD OF THEM.

THEY ARE EXTRAORDINARY

SPOKESPEOPLE FOR THE POINT

OF VIEW OF MANY CHRISTIANS.

I JUST APPRECIATE THEIR

STAND.

I WANT TO CLARIFY SOMETHING

ABOUT WHO PRODUCES ALL OF

THIS.

THE HOME AND GARDEN MAGAZINE

IS PRODUCED AND PUBLISHED BY

THE HERSH CORPORATION, BUT

NOT THE TELEVISION SHOW,

WHICH IS PRODUCED BY THE

SCRIPPS CORPORATION, E.W.

SCRIPPS.

AND THEY'RE DIFFERENT,

SEPARATE COMPANIES.

I'VE MADE A MISTAKE BY

SAYING THAT HERSH DID IT

ALL.

THEY HAVE THE MAGAZINE, BUT

THE TV SHOW IS DONE BY

SCRIPPS, AND SCRIPPS IS THE

ONE MAKING THIS DECISION,

AND IT WAS A BAD DECISION.

AND A TERRIBLE HUMAN TRAGEDY

HAS TAKEN PLACE IN TURKEY.

MORE THAN 230 WORKERS HAS

BEEN KILLED IN A COAL MINE

EXPLOSION, AND THE DEATH

TOLL COULD GO HIGHER.

CHARLENE HAS THAT STORY FROM

THE CBN NEWS ROOM.

Reporter: RESCUERS ARE

IN A RACE AGAINST TIME TO

REACH MORE THAN 200 MINERS

TRAPPED UNDERGROUND IN A

COAL MINE IN WESTERN

TURKEY.

AN EXPLOSION KILLED MORE

THAN 200 PEOPLE INSIDE THE

MINE.

DALE HURD HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: DURING THE

NIGHT, PEOPLE CHEERED AND

APPLAUDED AS SOME PEOPLE

CAME OUT OF THE MINE.

THIS WOMAN SAYS, I DON'T

KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING.

I HAVEN'T HEARD ANYTHING.

SHE

THERE.

AN EXPLOSION FROM A POWER

DISTRIBUTION UNIT TORE

THROUGH THE MIND AS WORKERS

WERE PREPARING FOR A SHIFT

CHANGE.

WHICH MEANT MORE WORKERS

WERE INSIDE THE MINE THAN

USUAL.

Reporter: OFFICIALS

SAID THAT IT RELEASED CARBON

MONOXIDE.

THE AIR PUMPING

OPERATIONS CONTINUE.

AND AS OF NOW, WE HAVE LOST

201 OF OUR MINERS.

WE FEAR THAT THIS NUMBER

WILL RISE.

I ALSO SAID THERE WERE 80

WOUNDED, 60 OF THOSE INJURED

WERE THE MINERS.

Reporter: THE DEATH

TOLL IS EXPECTED TO GO MUCH

HIGHER AS RESCUE OPERATIONS

HAVE BEEN HINDER BECAUSE THE

MINE STILL HAS NOT BEEN

CLEARED OF DANGEROUS GAS.

SOME OF THE WORKERS WERE

MORE THAN A QUARTER MILE

BELOW THE SURFACE.

NEWS REPORTS SAID WORKERS

COULDúNFT USE ELEVATORS TO

ESCAPE BECAUSE THE EXPLOSION

HAD CUT OFF POWER.

SOME WHO WERE INJURED WERE

WISKED AWAY ON A STRETCHER,

TO THE CHEERS OF ONLOOKERS.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

HERE AT HOME,

CONSERVATIVES AND OTHERS ARE

BLASTING THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION AFTER A

REPORT THAT IMMIGRATION AND

CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT RELEASED

36,000 CONVICTED CRIMINAL

ALIENS LAST YEAR.

THE IMMIGRANTS WERE WAITING

FOR THE FINAL DECISIONS IN

THEIR DEPORTATION FOR

SEATINGS, SO I.C.E E. COULD

HAVE KEPT THEM IN CUSTODY,

BUT DIDN'T.

THE CENTER'S JESSICA VAUGHN

CALLED IT SHOCKING, AND SAID

THE POLICIES HAVE OFTEN LET

CONSIDERATIONS OVERRIDE

CONCERNS ABOUT PUBLIC

SAFETY.

A MAJOR RULE IN EUROPE OVER

THE BATTLE IN PERSONAL

PRIVACY AND THE INTERNET.

GOOGLE AND OTHER SEARCH

ENGINES ARE FACING SOME

MAJOR LIMITATIONS THERE,

AFTER EUROPE'S HIGHEST COURT

RULED THAT PEOPLE SHOULD

HAVE SOME SAY OVER WHAT POPS

UP WHEN THEIR NAME IS

GOOGLED OR SEARCHED FOR ON

LINE.

THE EUROPEAN UNION COURT OF

JUSTICE SAYS GOOGLE MUST

LISP' AND SOMETIMES COMPLY

WHEN INDIVIDUALS ASK THE

INTERNET GIANT TO REMOVE

ARTICLES OR WEBSITES

CONTAINING PERSONAL

INFORMATION.

GOOGLE SAYS PEOPLE SHOULD

TAKE IT UP WITH THE WEBSITES

THAT POSTED THE MATERIAL.

THE COURT DECIDED THAT

THIS PERSON'S PRIVACY RIGHT

OUTWEIGHS GOOGLE'S INTEREST

IN MAKING ANY INFORMATION

AVAILABLE.

IT SOUNDS LIKE IT IS JUST

ABOUT GOOGLE, BUT IT'S

REALLY ACTUALLY VERY

THREATENING TO MUCH OF THE

INTERNET.

THE INTERNET IS A PLACE

WHERE YOU FIND INFORMATION.

Reporter: THE DECISION

DOESN'T AFFECT THE U.S. OR

OTHER COUNTRIES OUTSIDE

EUROPE, BUT IT WILL EFFECT

PEOPLE'S SEARCH ENGINES,

INCLUDING YAHOO AND

MICROSOFT.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS MEETING

WITH THE LEADER OF SYRIA'S

OPPOSITION FORCES.

Vh MOVE COMES AFTER THE

SYRIAN GOVERNMENT IS GAINING

BATTLES.

THE QUESTION NOW IS ASSAD

ALMOST CERTAIN TO WIN THE

CIVIL WAR THERE.

HEATHER CELLS REPORTS.

Reporter: JUST DAYS

AGO, THE BATTERED CITY OF

HOMS STOOD AS A REBEL

STRONGHOLD.

AFTER THE GOVERNMENT'S

TWO-YEAR CAMPAIGN AND

BNMBING CAMPAIGN, THE REBELS

HAVE GIVEN UP.

TODAY THOUSANDS OF SYRIANS

ARE STREAMING BACK IN TOWN,

AND THE REBELS ARE GONE.

IT IS PAVING THE WAY FOR

PRESIDENT BASHAR

al-ASSAD.

THE U.S. HAS ALREADY

ANNOUNCED ITS JUNE 3rd

ELECTION.

THIS WEEK IT IS MEETING IN

WASHINGTON WITH WHAT IT

CALLS THE MODERATE

OPPOSITION.

HIS COALITION, THE SYRIAN

COALITION THAT HE HAS BUILT

IS AN INCLUSIVE AND MODERATE

INSTITUTION, COMMITTED TO

THE SYRIAN PEOPLE, AND TO

THE PROTECTION OF ALL

PEOPLE, ALL MINORITIES, ALL

RIGHTS WITHIN SYRIA.

Reporter: JUST LAST

WEEK THE U.S. RECOGNIZED

THIS OPPOSITION GROUP AS A

DIPLOMATIC FOREIGN MISSION

AND PLEDGED $27 MILLION TO

HELP THE REBELS OUST ASSAD.A&C @&Cú

BUT IS IT TOO LITTLE TOO

LATE?

OFF THE COAST OF CYPRUS,

INTERNATIONAL SHIPS WAIT TO

COLLECT THE LAST OF SYRIA'S

CHEMICAL WEAPONS BEFORE A

JUNE 30th DEADLINE, AFTER

SYRIA ALREADY MISSED AN

APRIL CUTOFF.

EARLY TUESDAY A LEADING

HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP SAYS IT

HAS STRONG EVIDENCE THAT

SYRIA USED CHEMICAL WEAPONS

ON REBELS JUST LAST MONTH.

MORE GRIM NEWS FOR A C

THAT HAS ALREADY LOST

150,000 PEOPLE IN ITS

CONFLICT.

HUMANITARIAN GROUPS SAY MORE

THAN THREE MILLION SYRIANS

HAVE NO ACCESS TO ESSENTIAL

GOODS AND SERVICES.

HEATHER CELLS, CBN NEWS.

PAT, WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON

THIS SITUATION?

Pat: WHAT MY TAKE IS

THAT THE PRESIDENT, AS

USUAL, SCREWED UP.

HE IS LEADING FROM BEHIND.

HE LET THOSE REBELS

LANGUISH.

HE HELPED NOBOLY/

AND EARLY ON WE COULD HAVE

HAD SOME PLANS WE APPROVED

OF, BUT BEFORE LONG IT

BECAME TOO DANGEROUS.

WE COULD NOT SUPPORT ANY OF

THEM BECAUSE WE WEREN'T SURE

WHICH WAS al-QAEDA AND

WHICH WASN'T.

AND HE LET THE THING DESCEND

INTO A VICIOUS CIVIL WAR.

150,000 PEOPLE DEAD BECAUSE

OF INACTIVITY AND

THINKLESSNESS ON THE PART OF

THE LEADER OF THE MOST-$=]

AND WE'RE SEEING THIS TIME

AND TIME AND TIME AGAIN.

AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO

LIVE IN THE FUTURE WITH

CONSEQUENCES OF THE FAILED

FOREIGN POLICY OF THE UNITED

STATES.

CHARLENE?

Reporter: A THIRD

POTENTIAL CASE OF MIDDLE

EAST RESPIRATORY SYNDROME,

KNOWN AS MERS, HAS REPORTED

HERE IN THE U.S.

A MAN IN FLORIDA WAS

DIAGNOSED OVER THE WEEKEND.

THAT MAN IS NOW IN

ISOLATION.

EARLIER THIS MONTH, ANOTHER

MERS CASE WAS DISCOVERED IN

INDIANA.

THE DEADLY VIRUS WAS FIRST

FOUND IN THE MIDDLE EAST

BACK IN 2012.

SINCE THEN, THERE HAS BEEN

OVER 500 CASES.

THE MAJORITY IN SAUDI

ARABIA.

THE VIRUS HAS KILLED NEARLY

140 PEOPLE.

THE VIRUS CAN BE SPREAD BY

PEOPLE TRAVELLING AROUND THE

WORLD.

WELL, GET ENOUGH SLEEP OR IT

COULD BE VERY BAD FOR YOUR

HEALTH.

A NEW SURVEY FROM SCIENTISTS

WRITTEN IN THE U.S. FOUND

THAT PEOPLE ON AVERAGE ARE

SLEEPING TWO HOURS LESS THAN

THEY DID 60 YEARS AGO.

THAT CAN UPSET THE BODY

CLOCK.

AND THE LACK OF SLEEP CAN

ALSO LEAD TO SERIOUS HEALTH

PROBLEMS, INCLUDING HEART

DISEASE, CANCER, TYPE 2

DIABETES, OBESITY, AND

POSSIBLY EVEN A HEART

ATTACK.

PAT, THAT SOUNDSIKE A

REALLY GNóD REASON TO GET TO

BED ON TIME.

Pat: LET'S DO IT.

LET'S JUST CHUCK EVERYTHING

AND GET ON TO BED AND HAVE A

NAP.

I THINK NAPS ARE GOOD.

MY FATHER LIVED A LONG, LONG

TIME, AND HE HAD A 30-MINUTE

NAP EVERY DAY.

Wendy: I'M ALL FOR

NAPS.

AND THEN AROUND 10:00 AT

NIGHT I WANT TO TAKE A

WALK.

I'M JUST GETTING STARTED. Pat: YOU HAVE A SAR

SARCADIAN CLOCK THAT WORKS

THAT WAY.

IF YOU DON'T SLEEP, YOUR

BODY BUILDS UP -- IT IS

LEPTIN WHEN YOU DO SLEEP AND

GERHLIN WHEN YOU DON'T

SLEEP.

THE GERHLIN MAKES YOU

HUNGRY, AND THE LEPTIN

LEPTIN MAKES YOU NOT WANT

FOOD.

SO YOU'RE OUT WALKING AT

MIDNIGHT?

Wendy: SOME TIMES.

NOT OFTEN.

Pat: NOT OFTEN.

Wendy: IT'S A VERY SAFE

NEIGHBORHOOD.

Pat: WHATEVER.

IF YOU SEE SOME STRANGE LADY

OUT THERE AT 1 a.m., IT'S

WENDY.

WHAT'S NEXT?

Wendy: UP NEXT, A

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION

LIKE2NO OTHER IN OUR

NATION'S CAPITAL.

SEE HOW YOU CAN BE A PART OF

IT WHEN WE COME BACK.

Pat:

WELL, THIS FOURTH

OF JULY, A TWO-WEEK

CELEBRATION IS BEING PLANNED

IN OUR NATION'S CAPITAL.

IT'S CALLED "CELEBRATE

AMERICA."

AND AS PAUL STRAND REPORTS,

IT IIT IS DESIGNED TO BRING

HOPE BACK TO OUR COUNTRY BY

RETURNING IT TO ITS

SPIRITUAL ROOTS.

I HOPE IT IS SUCCESSFUL.

Reporter: BISHOP HARRY

JACKSON OF MARLAND'S HOPE

CHRISTIAN CHURCH SAYS

AMERICA FACES A DARK TIME

SPIRITUALLY.

REALLY AT THE ROOT OF

AMERICA'S PROBLEM, WE REALLY

HAVE A SPIRITUAL CANCER THAT

HAS BEEN EATING AWAY AT OUR

NATION.

Reporter: THIS RETIRED

GENERAL USED TO FIGHT

AMERICA'S PHYSICAL ENEMIES,

AND NOW WORKING WITH THE

FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL, HE

IS FIGHTING SPIRITUAL FOES.

HE SAYS FORCES LIKE THOSE

WHO TOOK DOWN MIGHTY EMPIRES

OF THE PAST WILL ALSO BRING

DOWN THE UNITED STATES.

WE'RE GOING TO END UP

EXACTLY LIKE THESE OTHER

EMPIRES, WHICH ONLY LASTED

AN AVERAGE ABOUT 200 YEARS.

WE'RE GOING TO COMPLETELY

SELF-INSTRUCT, AND YOU SEE

THE BEGINS OF THAT NOW.

IN THE 1700s, THERE WAS

A GREAT AWAKENING.

IN THE 1800s THERE WAS.

AND WE HAVE TO HAVE ONE

NOW.

Reporter: JACKSON

TICKED OFF SOME OF THE SINS

PLAGUING THE LAND.

WE'VE GOT SEX

TRAFFICKING, WE'VE GOT

ABORTION, WE'VE GOT THE

RESURGENCE OF RACISM, WE'VE

GOT HATRED THAT IS

ABOUNDING.

3,000 BABIES ARE ABORTED

EVERY SINGLE DAY IN THIS

COUNTRY.

WE HAVE OVER 300 MILLION

PEOPLE, AND WE USE 70% OF

THE WORLD'S DRUGS.

Reporter: BUT HOWARD

BROWN SEES A SPECIAL GRACE

ON AMERICA.

KNOWING WHAT I KNOW, WE

SHOULD HAVE BEEN GONE A LONG

TIME AGO, BUT GOD'S HAND IS

STILL ON AMERICA.

IT IS TIME FOR THE CHURCH TO

RISE UP.

Reporter: HE BELIEVES

THE POWER TO SAVE THE U.S.

IS NOT IN ITS POLITICIANS,

BUT IN ITS BELIEVERS.

ME, PLUS THE HOLY SPIRIT,

THAT'S A MAJORITY.

AWAKWAKENINGS BEGIN GI,!

INDIVIDUALS.

Reporter: "CELEBRATE

AMERICA D.C.," THESE LEADERS

AND THEIR ALLIES START THE

REVIVAL, STARTING IN THE

NATION'S CAPITAL.

THEY'LL EVANGELIZE BY DAY

AND HOLD 14 NIGHTS OF

MEGA-SIZED MEETINGS.

WE'VE COME LIKE THE

FIRES, RIGHT IN THE BELLY OF

THE BEAST.

Reporter: THESE

ORGANIZERS HAVE A GOAL: TO

SEE POLITICAL, SPIRITUAL,

AND BUSINESS LEADUR" UNITING

THEMSELVES AND HUMBLING

THEMSELVES BEFORE GOD.

COMING TOGETHER IN THE

VERY HUB OF THE NATION, AND

CRYING OUT TO GOD FOR HIM TO

TRANSFORM US FIRST AND THEN

TO TRANSFORM OUR NATION.

Reporter: THESE LEADERS

BELIEVE REVIVAL COULD THEN

SWEEP THE LAND.

IF THE FEAR OF GOD WOULD

COME BACK IN THE PEOPLE, IT

WOULD HAVE A RIPPLE EFFECT

THROUGHOUT THE LAND.

THE HOLY SPIRIT IS

CONTAGIOUS.

Reporter: FOR THIS TO

SUCCEED, THE ORGANIZERS SAY

THEY NEED THOUSANDS OF

CHRISTIANS WHO HAVE THE FIRE

IN THEIR HEART, TO COME HERE

IN JULY AND TO BE FOOT

SOLDIERS.

I'M ASKING WE, THE

PEOPLE, COME AND HELP US.

IF YOU LOVE AMERICA AND YOU

LOVE THE NATION AND YOU LOVE

THE CONSTITUTION.

Reporter: PAUL STRAND,

CBN NEWS, WASHINGTON.

Pat: THERE WAS A GREAT

AWAKENING IN THE 1850s,

AND IT STARTED WITH A PRAYER

MEETING IN NEW YORK.

A GUY NAMED JOSEPH LANFAIR,

I BELIEVE HIS NAME WAS.

HE SAID TO THIS CHURCH, IF

YOU WANT TO PRAY, COME PRAY

AT NOON.

AND SO HE HAD TWO PEOPLE,

AND THEN HE HAD THREE OR

FOUR, AND THEN HE HAD FIVE

OR SIX.

AND BEFORE LONG, PEOPLE JUST

BEGAN FLOCKING INTO THAT

PRAYER MEETING.

IT WAS HELD IN THE WALL

STREET AREA OF NEW YORK,

ALONG ABOUT NOON.

AND DAY AFTER DAY, IT GREW

AND GREW AND GREW.

AND WHEN IT WAS FINISHED, A

MILLION PEOPLE CAME INTO THE

CHURCH DURING THAT TIME, ALL

OVER THE EAST COAST OF

AMERICA, BECAUSE THAT'S

WHERE AMERICA WAS THEN.

AND IT WAS BECAUSE OF A FEW

PEOPLE.

A COUPLE OF PEOPLE STARTED

PRAYING.

THEY JUST CRIED OUT TO GOD.

GOD WILL HEAR AND ANSWER.

SO IF YOU REALLY LOVE THIS

COUNTRY, I THINK PRAYER --

WHAT HAROLD BROWN SAID -- I

TOTALLY AGREE WITH WHAT HE

SAID, THAT AMERICA HAS A

GREAT RESERVOIR OF FAITH.

WE HAVE A GREAT HISTORY OF

GODLY PEOPLE, AND THE LORD

IS NOT GOING TO FORSAKE THIS

LAND.

BUT HE MAY LET US GO THROUGH

SOME DIFFICULT TIMES JUST TO

BRING US TO A SENSE OF

REPENTANCE.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, LET'S

START PRAYING.

IF YOU WANT TO HELP IN THIS

EFFORT, OF COURSE, THEY'RE

TAKING VOLUNTEERS.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

THE UPCOMING PRAYER AND

REVIVAL MEETINGS IN

WASHINGTON BY GOING TO

CBNNEWS.COM.

HERE IS WENDY.

Wendy: COMING UP, MEET

A MAN WHO'S MOTHER SURVIVED

THE HOLOCAUST.

THERE WAS MY MOTHER,

RIGHT AROUND 16 YEARS OLD,

FINDING HERSELF ON THE

OPERATING TABLE.

AND HERE THE NAZI DOCTOR,

DR. MENGELLES PERSONALLY

OPERATED ON HER.

REMOVED ONE OF HER OVARIES

AND WAS READY TO REMOVE THE

OTHER ONE.

Wendy: SEE HOW WHAT

HAPPENED NEXT WAS A MIRACLE

AND WAS THE CATALYST FOR

SAVING COUNTLESS LIVES.

Wendy: A BIZARRE

SURGICAL EXPERIMENTATION OF

THE ANGEL OFDEATH, JOSEPH

MENGELE ARE INFAMOUS.

AMONG THEM WAS THE

STERILIZATION OF YOUNG

JEWISH WOMEN DURING THE

HOLOCAUST.

THIS MAN'S MOTHER WAS ABOUT

TO BECOME ONE OF THOSE WOMEN

WHEN SHE WAS SPARED BY A

BOMB AND A MIRACLE.

MY MOTHER SURVIVED THE

HOLOCAUST OF WORLD WAR II,

GOD HAS ME SERVING HIM IN

THE HOLOCAUST OF ABORTION

HERE IN AMERICA TODAY.

Reporter: SOUL PITCHON

HAS A HERITAGE OF SURVIVAL.

THAT HERITAGE BEGAN IN

GERMANY, AS HITLER'S

DIRECTIVE OF THE FINAL

SOLUTION WAS BEING CARRIED

OUT TO ELIMINATE THE

SO-CALLED JEWISH PROBLEM,

EXTERMINAVi

SURVIVOR.

Reporter: IN 1942, WHEN

SHE WAS A TEENAGER, SOUL'S

MOTHER, JERMAINE, AND HER

JEWISH FAMILY WERE FORCIBLY

ROUNDED UP AND PUT ON A

TRAIN, HEADED FOR

AUSCHWITZ.

AFTER TRAVELLING WITHOUT

FOOD AND WATER FOR EIGHT

DAYS, THE CROWDED BOXCAR

ARRIVED AT THE INFAMOUS

CONCENTRATION CAMP.

SHE GOT OFF THE TRAIN,

AND THE NAZIS TOOK HER

MOTHER AND FIVE SISTERS IN

THAT DIRECTION, AND TO THE

GAS CHAMBERS THAT DAY, AND

SHE GOT SENT TO BLOCK 10,

WHICH WAS AN EXPERIMENTAL

BLOCK.

THERE WAS ABOUT 300 YOUNG

GIRLS, YOUNG LADIES, AND

WHAT THEY DID IS THEY

STERILIZED THEM, GAVE THEM

SHOCK TREATMENTS.

SO THERE WAS MY MOTHER,

RIGHT AROUND 16 YEARS OLD,

FINDING HERSELF ON THE

OPERATING TABLE.

AND HERE THE NAZI DOCTOR,

DR. MENGELE, HE PERSONALLY

OPERATED ON HER, REMOVED ONE

OF HER OVARIES, AND WAS

READY TO REMOVE THE OTHER

ONE.

Reporter: HE SAYS WHAT

HAPPENED NEXT WAS A

MIRACLE.

THE ALLIED FORCES STARTED

BOMBING.

SO THE NAZI DOCTOR, ALONG

WITH THE SOLDIERS, RAN OUT.

AND THAT DOCTOR IN

INSTRUCTED THE IMPRISONED

JEWISH DOCTOR TO FINISH HER

UP, HE SAID, REMOVE THE

OTHER OVER RE.

OVARY.

HE SAID, YOUNG LADY, I'VE

GOT TO MAKE AN INCISION, BUT

I'M NOT GOING TO REMOVE THAT

ORGAN.

I WANT YOU TO DO TWO THINGS:

ONE, I WANT YOU TO HIDE YOUR

CYCLE EACH MONTH.

AND SECONDLY, REMEMBER ME

WHEN YOU GIVE BIRTH.

AND SO I GAVE BIRTH TO MY

SON, AND I SAID I PROMISE.

Reporter: JERMAINEZU

HER PROMISE AND DID.

YEARS LATER, SOUL WAS BORN.

AND SHE THINKS HE WAS BORN

SO HE COULD ONE DAY SPARE

THE LIVES OF OTHERS.

THEY WERE AN UNWANTED

PEOPLE.

THOSE UNWANTED PEOPLE TODAY

ARE THE UNBORN.

BECAUSE OF WHAT MY MOTHER

WENT THROUGH, SHE FOUGHT TO

LIVE, AND THAT BABY IS

FIGHTING TO LIVE.

IF WE DON'T TAKE A STAND AND

INTERVENE AS CHRISTIANS, WHO

WILL?

Reporter: HE IS NOW A

GUARDIAN FOR THE UNBORN.

AS PRESIDENT AND C.E.O. OF

"NEW LIFE" HE PROVIDES

SUPPORT FOR WOMEN TO CARRY

THEIR UNPLANNED PREGNANCIES

TO BIRTH.

WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO BE

THE VOICE FOR THOSE WHO

DON'T HAVE A VOICE.

HERE IN THE BAY AREA, ONE

OUT OF EVERY THREE BABIES IS

BEING ABORTED.

THE ULTIMATE UPJUSTICE IS T

INJUSTICE IS TO BE DEPRIVED

OF BIRTH.

Reporter: STAFFED BY

CERTIFIED MID-WIVES, THEY

ALSO STREET MINISTRY IN THE

MOMENT OF CRISIS.

THEY COME IN FEARFUL.

AND THEY NEED A MINISTRY, AN

ORGANIZATION LIKE OURS, THEY

CAN COME TO AND SEE THEY

HAVE A SUPPORT SYSTEM RIGHT

HERE TO HELP THEM CHOOSE

WHAT IS HEALTHY AND WHAT IS

RIGHT.

Reporter: JENNIFER

PATRINA NEEDED REASSURANCE

ABOUT HER PREGNANCY.

THEY MET WITH THE STAFF TO

MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION

ABOUT THE LIFE OF THEIR

SON.

WE REALLY CAME IN BECAUSE

WE WERE PANICKING THAT I WAS

PREGNANT.

BUT IT ENDED UP BEING SO

THAT WE COULD SAVE HIS

LIFE.

JUST REALIZING THAT THIS0WM4j4(P&Cú

A LIFE AND A CHILD AND NOT

JUST A MISTAKE.

THEY'RE ABLE TO ANSWER

ALL OF THE MEDICAL QUESTIONS

AND PROVIDE THAT SONOGRAM

FOR THAT YOUNG LADY.

WHEN THEY SEE THEIR BABY,

90% OF THE TIME THEY BOND

WITH THEIR BABY, AND THERE

THEY START THE PROCESS OF

CHOOSING LIFE.

Reporter: BOTH WOMEN

AND MEN BENEFIT FROM

POST-ABORTION GRIEVING.

WE'RE TELLING THEM THEY

CAN BE FORGIVEN AND SET

FREE.

THEY CAN MOVE ON WITH THEIR

LIVES.

WE'RE ONE OF THE FEW CENTERS

IN THE COUNTRY REACHING OUT

TO THE MEN, HELPING THEM

DEAL WITH THEIR PAST

ABORTION BECAUSE THEY'VE NOT

RECEIVED THAT FORGIVENESS

THAT GOD HAS FOR THEM.

Reporter: THE CENTER

DOCUMENTS MORE THAN 2,000

BABIES BIRTHED THROUGH THEIR

SERVICES.

ESTIMATES SUGGEST MANY MORE

AT OTHER LOCATIONS THAT

BECAME MORE CONVENIENT FORCLIENTS, WHO OFTEN COME BACK

TO SAY --

YOU WERE THERE FOR ME.

YOU WERE THERE FOR MY BABY.

YOU'RE THE ONES WHO TOOK A

STAND ON MY SIDE WHEN MY

BOYFRIEND WANTED TO ABORT.

YOU'RE THE ONE, AND I CANNOT

THANK YOU ENOUGH.

Reporter: SOUL PITCHON,

BORN FROM A HOLOCAUST

SURVIVOR, BORN TO DEFEND

LIFE.

WE ARE PRAYING FOR GOD TO

SEND PEOPLE FOR THOSE WHO

ARE HURTING, THOSE WHO ARE

NEEDING HELP, NEEDING THEIR

LIVES CHANGED AND

TRANSFORMED.

LET'S CHANGE THIS CULTURE OF

DEATH BACK TO A CULTURE OF

LIFE, WHERE GOD MEANT IT TO

BE.

Wendy: INCREDIBLE

STORY.

MAYBE YOU'RE WATCHING RIGHT

NOW AND YOU'RE PREGNANT.

ANDJUST NEED SOMEONE TO

TALKTO PRAYEONE

WITH YOU.

ALL YOU NEED TO DO RIGHT NOW

IS JUSTONMBERHE

YOUR SCREEN.

IT'STOLL-FREE.

1-800-759-0700.

1-800-759-0700.

OUR STAFF IS STANDING BY

RIGHT NOW, 24 HOURS A DAY,

IN FACT, TO PRAY WITH YOU,

SEVEN DAYS AWEEK.

WE ALSO HAVEA BOOKLET THAT

WE WOULD LOVE TOSEND TO

YOU.

IT IS ABSOLUTELY FREE, AND

IT IS CALLED"YOU ARE NOT

ALONE."

AGAIN, THENUMBER,

1-800-759-0700.

PAT?

Pat: BOY, IT'S A GREAT

STORY.

WHAT AN AMAZING, AMAZING

STORY, AND WHAT A WONDERFUL

OPERATION THEY'RE DOING,

WHAT A WONDERFUL SERVICE.

WELL, STILL AHEAD, I WANT

YOU TO MEET A REAL WISE

GUY.

A FORMER MEMBER OF THE

GAMBINO FAMILY TAKES US

INSIDE THE MOB AND THEN

BRINGS US BACK OUT AFTER

THIS.

WELCOME BACK TO "THE 700

CLUB."

GAY COUPLES IN IDAHO COULD

GET MARRIED AS SOON AS

FRIDAY.

A DISTRICT JUDGE RULED THE

STATE'S BAN ON SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE IS

UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

WE WON!

[LAUGHTER]

WE'RE ECSTATIC.

IT'S TIME.

IT IS.

IT HAS BEEN TIME.

I'M JUST GLAD IT IS FINALLY

REALLY TIME.

FOUR LESBIAN COUPLES SUED

THE STATE OVER THE SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE BAN APPROVED IN

2006.

THE GOVERNOR CALLS THE

DECISION,

QUOTE,"DISAPPOINTING AND A

SMALL SETBACK."

HE SAYS HE IS COMMITTED TO

UPHOLDING THE RULE OF THE

PEOPLE.

WELL, PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS

WILL BE SEEING HEALTHIER

LUNCHES IN THE CAFETERIA

NEXT YEAR.

PASTA AND OTHER GRAIN

PRODUCTS WILL HAVE TO BE

WHOLE GRAIN RICH, INCLUDING

PIZZA CRUST, TORTILLAS, AND

EVEN GRITS.

SOME SCHOOL OFFICIALS SAY

THE MENU CHANGES ARE

EXPENSIVE AND DIFFICULT TO

PREPARE.

THEY'RE CONCERNED BECAUSE

MANY OF THE HEALTHIER

OPTIONS ARE ALREADY ENDING

UP IN THE TRASH.

THE GOVERNMENT IS ALSO

REQUIRING LOWER SODIUM AND

Je1Q!%

SNACKS.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

GOING TO OUR WEBSITE AT CBN

CBNNEWS.COM.

PAT AND WENDY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

*

Pat: WELL, THERE ARE A

LOT OFhCRIMINAL

ORGANIZATIONS.

WE CALL THEM THE MOB.

THE ONE THAT WAS MOST

FAMILIAR WAS THE ITALIAN

SICILIAN MOB THAT WAS LATER

CALLED THE MAFIA.

THERE ARE OTHERS BESIDES

THAT.

AND MOST OF OUR EXPOSURE TO

THESE MOB INFLUENCES COME

FROM MOVIES OR TV SHOWS,

LIKE THE SPA THE SOPRANOS.

ROBERT BERELLI LIVED TO TELL

ABOUT IT.

Reporter: ROBERT WAS

JUST A BOY WHEN HE STARTED

RUNNING ERRANDS FOR THE

MAB.

BY THE TIME HE WAS 20, HE

WAS AN UPCOMING STAR IN THE

GAMBINO CRIME FAMILY, ONE OF

FIVE FAMILIES THAT DOMINATED

ORGANIZED CRIME.

THEN ROBERT STARTED USING

COCAINE, WHICH LED TO HIS

EVENTUAL FALL FROM THE RANKS

OF THE MOB.

LATER IT LANDED HIM IN CRACK

HOUSES, AND EVENTUALLY

PRISON.

IN HIS BOOK "THE WITNESS,"

ROBERT SHARES HIS COMPELLING

STORY OF HIS LIFE IN

ORGANIZED CRIME AND HOW HE

BROKE FREE FROM THE CYCLE OF

ADDICTION.

Pat: PLEASE WELCOME TO

"THE 700 CLUB," ROBERT

BERELLI.

ROBERT, IT IS GOOD TO HAVE

YOU WITH US.

THANK YOU.

Pat: GOD BLESS YOU.

WHAT IS A WISE GUY.

I WAS NOT A WISE GUY.

I WAS AN ASSOCIATE.

A WISE GUY WOULD BE SOMEBODY

WHO WAS STRAIGHTENED OUT, A

MADE MAN, SOMEBODY THAT IS

AN OFFICIAL MAN OF ORGANIZED

CRIME.

Pat: IT MEANS YOUR

UNTOUCHABLE, AND YOU'RE A

SPECIAL PERSON, THAT'S WHAT

MADE MEANS?

YES.

Pat: YOU WEREN'T A MADE

PERSON?

NO.

I WAS AN ASSOCIATE.

I WAS KIND OF LIKE THE UNDER

GUY.

Pat: YOU WERE RUNNING

ERRANDS FOR THE MOB OR THE

GAMBINOS?

WHAT WERE YOU DOING?

I WAS INVOLVED IN PICKING

UP HORSE BETS, FIREWORKS,

WHICH WE SOLD OUT OF TRUNKS

OF CARS, AND SWAG, WHICH WAS

WE GOT OUT OF KENNEDY

AIRPORT.

Pat: YOU WEREN'T

INVOLVED IN ENFORCING OR

COLLECTING ANY DRUGS?

NOT AT A YOUNG AGE.

WHEN I GOT A LITTLE OLDER,

SOMETIMES IT WOULD COME MY

WAY.

A LOT OF TIMES I DID THINGS

AND I NEVER ASKED.

ONE OF THE THINGS I WAS

TOLD, NEVER ASK QUESTIONS.

IF WE TELL YOU TO DO

SOMETHING, JUST DO IT.

AND I WOULD JUST OBEY THEM.

Pat: YOU WOULD JUST

OBEY THEM?

YEAH.

Pat: HOW COME YOU GOT

OUT OF IT?

WHAT HAPPENED IS A LOT OF

THINGS I WAS DOING, I WAS

GETTING A BIG REPUTATION.

AND THEN I HOOKED UP WITH

THIS ONE GUY AND HIS

PARTNER, AND THEY WOULD

PARADE ME AROUND AND BRING

ME INTO MULLBURY STREET,

WHERE THE BIG GUYS WERE.

AND THEY WOULD INTRODUCE

ME.!f5 E-AT THAT

TIME,

WE HAD SOME

DICE GAMES, AND WE CALLED

THEM NEW YORK CRAP GAMES.

AND I WAS MEETING OTHER

PEOPLE.

AND I REMEMBER THIS ONE

TIME, THIS GUY LOST ABOUT

$20,000 IN CASH AT ONE OF

THE GAMES, AND HE ASKED IF

HE COULD SEND ME TO HIS CAR

TO GET MORE MONEY.

AND I WAS IMPRESSED BY

THAT.

AND WHEN I ASKED QUESTIONS

ABOUT THE GUY, THEY TOLD ME

HE WAS A BIG DRUG DEALER.

SO I THOUGHT THAT WAS THE

NEXT LEVEL I WOULD GO --

Pat: THE MOB DOESN'T

LIKE DRUGS.

THEY SAY THAT, BUT IT IS

NOT REALLY TRUE.

I KNOW PAUL CASTALANO, WHEN

HE CAME AROUND, HE TRIED TO

CHANGE A LITTLE BIT OF THAT,

BUT IT REALLY DIDN'T WORK

THAT WELL.

Pat: HOW DOES THAT

STRUCTURE WORK?

YOU WERE IN ONE CRIME

FAMILY?

WHAT FAMILY WERE YOU IN IT?

THERE ARE FIVE FAMILIES,

AND I WAS PART F THE

GAMBINO CRIME FAMILY.

AT THAT TIME IT WAS ONE OF

THE BIGGEST FAMILIES.

Pat: DO THEY FIGHT EACH

OTHER?

NO, THEY DON'T FIGHT EACH

OTHER.

IT'S NOT LIKE STREET GANGS

BECAUSE THAT'S ONE THING,

FROM MY UNDERSTANDING, THAT

THEY DID WAS MADE IT MORE

ORGANIZED.

SO IT WAS JUST BASICALLY IF

YOU WERE A CAPTAIN, YOU HAD

TO SPEAK WITH THE CAPTAINS,

AND THEY SETTLEDTHINGS THAT

WAY.

AND WHATEVER THE AGREEMENT

IS THAT THEY MAKE IS WHAT

STANDS IN FRONT OF THE

BOSSES.

Pat: DID THEY SHOT

PEOPLE?

THEY DID SHOOT PEOPLE.

BASICALLY IF IT IS SOMETHING

THAT SOMEBODY DID.

I COULD TELL A LOT OF

STORIES ABOUT THAT, BUT I

WON'T DO THAT RIGHT NOW.

[LAUGHTER]

Pat: YOU'LL MAKE ME ONE

OF THEM.

YOU WENT UP IN A WITNESS

PROTECTION -- YOU DON'T PUT!f5"QUTt IN AWITNESS

PROTECTION UNLESS THEY TRY

TO SHOOT YOU.

WHAT DID YOU DO TO MAKE THEM

MAD?

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED.

I GOT REALLY HEAVILY

INVOLVED WITH DRUGS.

WHAT HAPPENED IS THIS ONE

GUY I WAS REALLY CLOSE WITH,

THE ONE THAT WOULD INTRODUCE

ME TO THE UP-AND-COMING

PEOPLE, NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN

THE DRUGS ARE TAKING HOLD ON

ME.

HE STARTS TO SEE THAT, AND

SO HE STARTS TO DISASSOCIATE

HIMSELF A LITTLE BIT WITH

ME.

AND THEN IGOT REALLY BAD

WHERE IN 1996, I WAS

ACTUALLY LIVING IN THE

STREET.

I DIDN'T EVEN HAVE APLACE

TO STREET.

Pat: YOU WERE A MOB GUY

LIVING IN THE STREET?

A MOB GUY LIVING IN THE

STREET BECAUSE OF CRACK

COCAINE.

SO A LOT OF PEOPLE

INFLUENCING MY LIFE HAD TO

STEP BACK.

I WASN'T,LIKE, THE

UNDERCOVER KIND OF GUY, BUT

I WASOUT THERE AS FAR AS I

WAS A REAL CRACKHEAD HANGING

OUT IN THE STREET.

Pat: YOU MET THE LORD

DURING THIS TIME, DIDN'T

YOU?

IN 1997 -- I CALL THEM MY

TWO ANGELS.

I HAD A VISIT BY THEM.

AND THEY WEREN'T THE ONES

WITH THE WINGS AND THE

HALOS.

THEY WERE WARRANT OFFICERS,

AND THEY CAME AND LOCKED ME

UP.

I HAD A CASE PENDING IN

FLORIDA.

THAT'S WHEN ALL OF THESE

GUYS THAT I WAS ASSOCIATED

WITH IN FLORIDA, WE DID SOME

STUFFHERE AND THERE WAS AN

INDICTMENT THAT CAME DOWN.

THEY WERE ALREADY

INCARCERATED.

Pat: WHAT DID THEY

INDICT YOU FOR,

POSSESSION --

THAT WAS SOMETHING

DIFFERENT.

BUT IN NEW YORK I HAD

ANOTHER CASE, AND I RAN AWAY

FROM THAT ONE.

AND I CALL THEM MY ANGELS

TODAY, BECAUSE THAT WAS THE

LAST TIME I HAD A DRINK OR A

DRUG.

THEY ARRESTED ME,

I

THAT INCARCERATION, THINGS

STARTED HAPPENING.

I STARTED SEEING THAT THE

PEOPLE WHO LOVED ME THE

MOST, MY MOM, MY SISTER, MY

BROTHERS, SOME OF THESE WISE

GUYS, THEY JUST BACKED OFF

AND WOULDN'T HELP ME.

WHAT I NORMALLY DO WHEN

THINGS LIKE THAT HAPPEN TO

ME, THERE ARE TWO THINGS I

REALLY TRY TO DO: GET MONEY

FOR A GOOD ATTORNEY TO GET

ME OUT OF THE MESS I GOT

MYSELFJeUy AND THAT WORKS

A LOT FOR ME.

AND THEN I TRY TO GET

COMMISSARY MONEY.

I'M IN PRISON, SO I MIGHT AS

WELL ENJOY IT AS BEST I

CAN.

THOSE WERE THE THINGS.

WHEN I WAS CALLING UP

PEOPLE, I WAS SEEING THAT

EVERYBODY WAS SAYING, YOU

KNOW, I CAN'T HELP YOU.

AND THIS ONE GIRL I CALLED

UP, A REALLY GOOD FRIEND OF

MINE, I WAS SPEAKING TO HER,

AND SHE SAID, WHY DON'T YOU

GO READ THE BIBLE.

AND TO ME, THAT WAS JUST A

BRUSHOFF.

AND I TOOK IT AS A GRAIN OF

SALT, SHE DOESN'T WANT TO BE

BOTHERED.

BUT AT THIS TIME, MY

DAUGHTER'S MOM IS ALLOWING

ME TO SPEAK TO MY DAUGHTER,

WHO I HAVEN'T SEEN IN TWO

YEARS BECAUSE OF MY

ADDICTION.

I WALKED OUT OF HER LIFE

WHEN SHE WAS SEVEN WEEKS

OLD.

Pat: THE DAUGHTER --

YOU WEREN'T MARRIED TO MOM?

I WAS NEVER MARRIED TO

MOM.

SO NOW I'M TALKING TO HERAjet SHE IS CRYING.

P ANAND I SAID, HONEY, WHY

ARE YOU CRYING?

AND SHE SAID, WHY DON'T YOU

COME AND SEE ME.

IT KIND OF BROKE MY HEART

BECAUSE I'M NOT MEDICATED,

THERE IS NO WHISKEY.

AND THERENOTHING TO DO

BUT DEAL WITH ALL OF THIS

SHAME.

I DIDN'T WANT THE PEOPLE AT

RYKERS ISLAND TOSEE ME

CRYING, SO I WENT BACK TO MY

CELL.ó0@&C @&Cú

AND I THINK THE MOST

POWERFUL PRAYER I PRAYED

WAS, GOD, HELP ME, PLEASE

HELPME.

I WAS RAISED ROMAN CATHOLIC,

SO I DID MY ROSARY.

AND I SAID, GOD, PLEASE

CHANGE ME OR HAVE SOMEBODY

KILL ME.

AND THERE WAS MERCY IN MY

LIFE.

I REMEMBERED WHAT THAT GIRL

SAID, AND I STARTED READING

THE BIBLE.

AND LITTLE BY LITTLE, THAT

BECAME MY LIFE.

I WAS PURSUING GOD IN THE

SAME WAY, IN A SENSE, I WAS

PURSUING THE DRUGS.

EVERY DAY, EVERY MINUTE, I

NEEDED A LITTLE MORE OF GOD

IN MY LIFE.

Pat: AND THAT IS BETTER

THAN DRUGS.

AMEN.

Pat: AMEN.

HOW COME THEY PUT YOU IN

WITNESS PROTECTION?

WHAT HAPPENED WAS -- AND

IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MY

FAITH AT THISTIME.

BUT ROBERT WASáP(PED IN A

CORNER.

MY REPUTATION IS DOWN THE

DRAIN.

THE MOB GUYS ARE -- I'M NOT

GOING TO GO ANYWHERES WITH

THEM ANYMORE BECAUSE OF MY

DRUG ADDICTION.

I'M NOT EDUCATED.

I DON'T HAVE ANY WORK.

WHAT DO I DO FOR A LIVING?

THAT'S THE ONLY THING I

REALLY KNEW.

THAT WASN'T HAPPENING TO

ME.

I WAS AFRAID OF THE

ADDICTION, GoI%G OUT THERE

AND LIVING THAT LIFE ALL

OVER AGAIN.

I SEEN -- THE GOVERNMENT WAS

TRYING TO GET ME TO TESTIFY

AGAINST THE CASE IN FLORIDA,

AND I SEEN THAT AS AN

OPPORTUNITY TO MAYBE GET A

NEW LIFE.

AND I TOLD THEM I WOULD

COOPERATE.

AND BECAUSE OF THEIR STATUE,

OF WHAT THEY USUALLY DO TO

PEOPLE, GUYS LIKE ME, THEY

DECIDED THAT PART OF THE

DEAL WOULD BE I TESTIFY, I

GO INTO A WITNESS PROTECTION

PROGRAM, I DO SOME TIME, BUT

AFTER I'M RELEASED, I GET A

NEW IDENTITY.

Pat: THIS NAME YOU HAD,

YOU PICKED IT UP OFF A TV

SHOW.

IT IS FUNNY BECAUSE AFTER

I GOT RELEASED FROM

MINNESOTA BACK IN 1999, THEY

BRING YOU INTO A BUILDING

AND THEY QUESTION YOU AND

EVALUATE YOU, WHERE THEY

WANT TO PLACE YOU AND WHAT

JOB MIGHT BE GOOD FOR YOU.

THEY SAID, YOU CAN KEEP YOUR

FIRST NAME, BUT YOU CAN'T

KEEP YOUR LAST NIGHT.

I GAVE THEM A NAME, AND THEY

WOULD COME BACK AND SAY,

THAT'S NO GOOD.

I HAPPENED TO BE WATCHING

MASH, AND THERE WAS

DR. BERELLI ON.

AND HE HAPPENED TO BE A

HEART SPECIALIST.

Pat: THAT'S GREAT.

AND IF ANYBODY NEEDED A

HEART SPECIALIST, IT WAS

ME.

AND I JUST TOOK THE NAME.

AND I SAID, LET'S GO WITH

BERELLI.

NOW THAT I'M THINKING, I

SHOULD HAVE SAID

DR. BERELLI.

AND THEY CAME BACK AND THEY

SAID, OKAY, THAT'S YOUR

NAME.

SO THAT'S HOW I GOT MY

NAME.

Pat: YOU KEPT BERELLI.

I KEPT BERELLI.

Pat: THAT'S A NICE

ITALIAN NAME.

THIS BOOK, "WITNESS" -- WHAT

ARE YOU DOING NOW, YOU'RE

OUT TEACHING PEOPLEñ

BACK A WHILE AGO, THE

PEOPLE FOUND OUT WHERE I WAS

LIVING, AND I GOT A LITTLE

NERVOUS, AND YOU WERE THE

ONE THAT INFLUENCED ME, AND

I'M NOT SURE IF YOU ARE

AWARE OF IT.

Pat: NO.

THERE IS A FRIEND OF OURS

NAMED BILL DORNER, AND HE

CALLED YOU UP AND TOLD YOU

ABOUT MY SITUATION, AND

SAID, IF HE IS SERIOUS ABOUT

MINISTRY, LET HI NO TO

"CHRIST FOR THE NATIONS."

AND THAT WAS 12 YEARS AGO.

I TRAINED THERE AND WENT TO

COLLEGE FOR ONE YEAR.

IT WAS ALITTLE TOUGH ON

ME.

I DIDN'T STAY LONG ENOUGH TO

GET MY BACHELOR'S DEGREE.

AND THEN I JUST STARTED

SHARING MY TESTIMONY.

NOT SO MUCH BECAUSE I WASN'T

ABLE TO AT THAT TIME BECAUSE

THE GOVERNMENT WAS STILL

USING ME.

BUT IN JUST A CHANGE OF THE

LIFE THAT I HAD.

AND I DID NURSING HOME

MINISTRY FOR 13 YEARS.

THAT WAS THROUGH THE

CIRCUMSTANCES OF MY MOM

PASSING AWAY, AND I DIDN'T

KNOW MY MOM PASSED AWAY

UNTIL THREE DAYS AFTER

BECAUSE I WAS IN THE WITNESS

PROTECTION PROGRAM, AND I

WASN'T EVEN ALLOWED TO GO TO

HER FUNERAL.

Pat: WHERE CAN SOMEBODY

GO TO GET IN TOUCH WITH

YOU.

THERE IS A WEBSITE OUT

THERE, AND THERE IS A

Facebook CALLED

Facebook.COM/WITNESS.

AND ROBERT BERELLI.COM IS

OTHER WAY.

Pat: YOU'RE EVIDENCE OF

GOD'S GRACE.

I'M GLAD YOU NEVER MADE IT

TO BE A WISE GUY.

AND NOW YOU'RE ONE OF GOD'S

ANGELS.

THAT'S EVEN BETTER.

THANK YOU, PAT.

I APPRECIATE.

Pat: GOD BLESS YOU.

ROBERT BERELLI, AND IT IS A2

BOOK CALLED "WITNESS," AND

YOU CAN GET IT WHEREVER

BOOKS ARE SOLD.

WENDY, WHAT'S NEXT?

Wendy: THANKS, PAT.

STILL AHEAD, WE'VE GOT YOUR

E-MAIL QUESTIONS.

A VIEWER WANTS TO KNOW,

"DOES OUR ETERNAL

DESTINATION BASED ON WHETHER

WE BELIEVE IN JESUS?

IS SAYING THE SINNER'S

PRAYER EVIDENCE OF TRUSTING

IN GOD?"

WE'LL ANSWER THAT QUESTION

AND MUCH MORE IN "BRING IT

ON."

Wendy: WE'VE GOT SOME

GREAT E-MAILS QUESTIONS FOR

YOU TODAY.

THIS VIEWER WRITES, "DOES

OUR ETERNAL DESTINATION

DEPEND ON IF WE TRUST JESUS

OR IS IT BASED ON ACCEPTING

HIM AS SAVIOR.

I ALWAYS THOUGHT IT WAS A

COMBINATION OF THE TWO, BUT

I NEVER REALLY CAME TO A

CONCLUSION.

IS SAYING THE SINNER'S PRAY

THE EVIDENCE OF TRUSTING IN

GOD?"

Pat: THERE IS A STORY

I'LL TELL ABOUT A MAN WHO

WAS GOING TO GO OVER NIAGARA[ @&C @&Cú

FALLS ON A BARREL.

Wendy: OKAY.

Pat: AND THERE WAS A

GUY ON THE BANK SAYING,

WELL, ANYBODY CAN DO THAT.

YOU JUST GO INSIDE THE

BARREL AND ROLL OVER AND

COME OUT ON THE OTHER SIDE

AND YOU'LL BE FINE.

AND THE MAN SAID, DO YOU

BELIEVE YOU COULD DO THAT?

AND HE SAID, YEAH.

AND HE SAID, OKAY, YOU GET

IN THE BARREL.

AND THE ANSWER WAS, NO, HE

DIDN'T WANT TO.

YOU'VE GOT TO GET IN THE

BARREL.

YOU'VE GOT TO LET -- YOU'VE

GOT TO TRUST YOUR LIFE TO

JESUS.

IT ISN'T ENOUGH TO SAY WITH

YOUR MOUTH I BELIEVE IN

JESUS.

THE DEVIL BELIEVES IN GOD,

AND HE TREMBLES.

IT ISN'T ENOUGH.

YOU'VE GOT TO COMMIT YOUR

LIFE TO JESUS.

THEN AS YOU WALK IN THE

LIGHT, AS HE IS IN THE

LIGHT, YOU HAVE FELLOWSHIP

WITH ONE ANOTHER AND HE

CONTINUALLY CLEANSES US FROM

ALL SIN.

SO0I, IS A WALKING

RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD.

AND THAT RELATIONSHIP TAKES

YOU ALL THE WAY TO HEAVEN.

THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT TO DO.

Wendy: GET IN THE

BARREL.

Pat: GET IN THE

BARREL.

Wendy: GET IN THE

BARREL WITH JESUS.

SHEILA WRITES, "WHEN DO YOU

KNOW YOUR PRAYERS WILL BE

ANSWERED.

I'VE HAD ANSWERS, AND I'VE

ALSO PRAYED AND THERE WAS A

NO.

IT DOESN'T SEEM TO BRING

ABOUT THE RESULT I'M

EXPECTING AT ALL TIMES.

IS THIS WHEN WE'RE SUPPOSED

TO ACCEPT THAT GOD KNOWS

BEST?

JESUS SAID IF WE HAVE THE

FAITH THE SIZE OF A MUSTARD

SEED WE CAN MOVE

MOUNTAINS."

Pat: IF WE HAVE A

MUSTARD SEED OF GOD'S FAITH

WE CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS.

GOD IM PART IMPARTS THE

FAITH.

ALL OF A SUDDEN, BANG, IT

COMES, AND YOU'RE SPEAKING

FOR THE LORD.

NOT EVERY PRAYER GETS

ANSWERED, AND SOMETIMES GOD

SAYS NO.

HE SAYS NO TO PEOPLE.

JESUS WAS CONFRONTED WITH

SOMEBODY WHO SAID, CAN I GO

WITH YOU?

AND JESUS SAID, NO, YOU STAY

HERE AND YOU'RE GOING TO

TELL YOUR PEOPLE WHAT JUST

HAPPENED TO YOU.

YOU WANT TO GO(WHTH ME, BUT

I WANT YOU TO GO THERE.

APOSTLE PAUL TRIED TO GO,

AND HE SAID, NO, YOU'RE

GOING TO GO ACROSS INTO

EUROPE.

THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING

GOD HAS GOT THAT IS BETTER.

THAT'S WHY WE NEED TO BE

SUBMISSIVE TO HIS WILL.

SO YOU'RE PRAYING.

AND THE BIGGEST THING IS,

GOD, WHERE DO YOU WANT ME TO

BE?

MAKE ME PART OF YOUR PLANS.

SHOW ME YOUR WILL.

AS YOU MOVE IN Ji& WILL,

YOU'LL SEE MIRACLES TAKE

PLACE.

JUST BECAUSE YOU WANT TO

PRAY, OH, GOD, I WANT A

MILLION DOLLARS -- WELL, BIG

DEAL.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GET A

MILLION UNLESS YOU NEED A

MILLION, UNLESS HE THINKS IT

IS GOOD FOR YOU.

YOU WIN THE LOTTERY, AND IT

RUINS MANY PEOPLE.

Wendy: THIS VIEWER

WRITES, "JEREMIAH 1: 5,

BEFORE I FORMED YOU IN THE

BELLY, I KNEW YOU, AND I

ORDAINED THEE A PROPHET TO

NATIONS.

DOES THIS MEAN WE HAVE SOME

TYPE OF RELATIONSHIP WITH

GOD BEFORE WE ARE BORN?

OR DOES IT JUST MEAN GOD

KNEW ABOUT US BEFORE OUR

BIRTH?"

Pat: GOD WAS SPEAK TOG

A PROPHET, JEREMIAH, AND HE

SAID, BEFORE YOU WERE BORN,

I KNEW YOU IN TH -- BEFORE

I FORMED YOU IN THE WOMB, I

KNEW YOU.

THAT MEANS PRE-EXISTENCE.

DOES HE KNOW YOU?

YES.

DOES HE KNOW, FOR EXAMPLE,

THAT A YOUNG MAN AND A YOUNG

WOMAN HAVE WITHIN THEM THE

SEEDS OF CREATING

EXTRAORDINARY LIFE?

HE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT THAT

WILL DO WHEN THEY UNITE

TOGETHER AS HUSBAND AND WIFE

AND THEN CHILDREN ARE DO.

HE KNOWS THE DESTINY BECAUSE

HE KNOWS EVERYTHING.

SO THAT'S WHAT IT SAYS, HE

KNOWS EVERYTHING.

AND, YES, HE IS INVOLVED IN

ALL OF US.

THERE IS NO QUESTION.

Wendy: GOOD ANSWER.

JOHN WRITES, "WHERE DID THE

GENTILES COME FROM?"g

WELL, THE

GENTILES -- THE WORD

"GENTILE" ISN'T IN HEBREW.

IT WOULD BE THE NATIONS, AND

THE GOYIM WOULD BE THE

HEBREW.

THE GOYER IS EVERYBODY WHO

IS NOT A JEW.

THAT'S EVERYBODY IN THE

WORLD.

AND OFTEN TRANSLATED AS THE

HEATHAN.

IT IS THOSE NOT UNDER THE

COVENANT.

WHERE DID THEY COME FROM?

THAT'S EVERYBODY ELSE.

Wendy: INTERESTING.

ANN WRITES, "IS A SIN TO

SELL THE PRODUCT PLAN "B"?

I RECENTLY STARTED WORKING

IN A STORE THAT SELLS IT AND

I SOMETIMES CASHIER.

DO YOU THINK PLAN "B" IS

LINKED WITH ABORTION?"

Pat: IT IS AND IT

ISN'T.

THEY SAY IT WILL PREVENT

FERTILIZATION OF THE SPERM

AND THE EGG, THEREFORE IT

DOESN'T ABORT A CHILD.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, A DAY

AFTER, IF TAKEN, IT WILL

CAUSE SPONTANEOUS ABORTION.

SO THAT THE WOMAN REJECTS

THE FERTILIZED EGG.

THERE IS NOTHING IN THE

BIBLE THAT TALKS ABOUT PLAN

"B" BECAUSE IT WASN'T AROUND

WHEN THE BIBLE WAS WRITTEN.

WHAT DOES YOUR CONSCIOUS

TELL YOU?

Wendy: JONATHAN WRITES,

"I WAS BAPTIZED A FEW YEARS

AGO, BUT THEN I STARTED

REBELLING FROM GOD AND I

SINNED TERRIBLY.

SINCE THEN, I ASKED GOD FOR

FORGIVENESS.

WILL HE FORGIVE ME?

I ALSO WANT TO RECEIVE THE

HOLY SPIRIT.

DOES IT MEAN I HAVE TO GET

BAPTIZED AGAIN IN ORDER TO

RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT?"

Pat: THERE ARE SEVERAL

THINGS YOU ASKED, BUT THE

BIGGEST THING IS, IT HAS TO

DO WITH GOD'S FORGIVENESS.

LISTEN, GOD IS SO GRACIOUS.

HE IS NOT THAT HARD,

MEAN-SPIRITED JUDGE THAT A

LOT OF PEOPLE MAKE HIM OUT

TO BE.

HE IS A LOVING, TENDER

FATHER.

AND HIS YEARNING HEART IS TO

HAVE SONS AND DAUGHTERS WHO

WILL OBEY HIM, WHO WILL

BELIEVE IN HIM, AND WHO WILL

FLOW ALONG WITH HIS POWER.

WHAT HE WANTS TO DO IS

CLEANSE YOU FROM A GUILTY

CONSCIENCE SO YOU MIGHT

SERVE THE LIVING GOD.

THAT'S WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS.

HE'LL FORGIVE YOUR SINS AND

YOUR BMQSPHEMY IF YOU JUST

SURRENDER TO HIM AND NOT

HOLD ON TO THEM.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH TODAY'S

POWER MINUTE FROM PSALM 9:

"THE LORD, ALSO, WILL BE A

REFUGE FOR THE OPPRESSED,

THE REFUGE IN TIMES OF

TROUBLE, AND THOSE WHO KNOW

YOUR NAME PUT THEIR TRUST IN

YOU, LORD, AND NOT THOSE WHO

FORSAKE YOU."

FOR WENDY AND ALL OF US,

THIS IS PAT ROBE)

WE WILL SEE YOU

TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

@l@LPnPf

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