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The 700 Club - June 12, 2014

Megan Alexander made it a priority to avoid sex before marriage and today she encourages young people to recapture God’s intentions for marriage and intimacy. Karim grew up in a caring Muslim family, but he longed for a god that loved him. Read Transcript


THERE HAVE BEEN SIX

BILLION VIEWINGS OF THE

JESUS FILM.

A BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE GETS

AN EXTREME MAKEOVER.

WE BUILT ALL OF THE TOWNS

FROM SCRATCH.

Wendy: PLUS, MEHGAN

ALEXANDER, HOW SHE FOUND THE

MAN WORTH WAITING FOR.

AND THEN...A MUSLIM SURVIVES

A MASSIVE BRAIN ANEURYSM.

I HAD TO SHUT MY EYES

BECAUSE THEY FELT LIKE THEY

WERE GOING TO POP OUT.

Wendy: THE QUESTION IS,

WHY?

GOD SAVED ME TO TELL HIS

LOVE STORIES IN MY LIFE.

*

[APPLAUSE]

Pat: WELL, WELCOME TO

THIS EDITION OF "THE 700

CLUB."

TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF

AMERICAN MONEY, THOUSANDS OF

DEAD AMERICAN TROOPS, TROOPS

MA'AMED FROM THE BATTLE.

WE FOUGHT TO OVERTHROW

SADDAM HUSSEIN AND TO RESCUE

IRAQ AND TO MAKE IT INTO AN

INDEPENDENT COUNTRY.

GUESS WHAT?

IT IS ALMOST READY TO FALL

INTO THE HANDS OF THE MOST

EXTREME ISLAMICS.

THEY TOOK OVER MOSUL,

THEY'VE TAKEN TIKRIT.

AND ZERO IN WASHINGTON IS

STILL FIDDLING.

Terry: BUT WHAT DO WE

DO NOW?

HERE WE ARE IN THIS CRAZY

SITUATION.

Pat: I'VE GOT A RADICAL

PROPOSAL.

THE KURDS ARE GOOD PEOPLE.

AND THEY HAVE ESTABLISHED A

VERY PRO-AMERICAN,

PRO-DEMOCRATIC, FREE-MARKET

ECONOMY, AND THEY'RE PART OF

THE COUNTRY.

THEY'RE EXPORTING OIL AND

DOING A GOOD JOB.

IT SEEMS LIKE TO ME THERE

ARE KURDS IN TURKEY AND

THERE ARE KURDS IN SYRIA.

SYRIA IS FALLING APART, AND

THESE ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS ARE

TAKING APART SYRIA, TRYING

TO CALL IT A STATE OF

LAMAN.

I BELIEVE IT IS TIME FOR THE

KURDISH TO GET TOGETHER AND

DECLARE A STATE BEFORE IT

GETS MUCH WORSE.

IN THE PROCESS, THEY WOULD

HAVE MASSIVE OIL RESOURCES.

BUT THESE MILITANTS HAVE

TAKEN OVER THE MAJOR

REFINERY, AND THEY'RE ON THE

WAY TO BAGHDAD.

THE WHOLE THING IS JUST

CHAOS.

THE PROBLEM IS MALIKI IS A

SHI'A AND THE SUNNIS IN THE

COUNTRY DON'T SUPPORT IT.

THE TROOPS -- THE IRAQI

ARMED FORCES ARE JUST

SURRENDERING IN DROVES.

I HAVE NEVER SEEN AN ARMY

JUST TOTALLY COLLAPSE, AND

THAT IS WHAT IS HAPPENING.

Terry: THE ARMY IS ON

THE RUN.

AND SO OR CHRISTIANS THERE.

GEORGE THOMAS BRINGS US THE

STORY.

George: MOSUL AND

TIKRIT HAVE ALREADY FALLEN

TO ISSIS ISIS, THE ISLAMIC

STATE OF IRAQ AND SYRIA.

AND THERE IS LITTLE SIGN OF

RESISTANCE AS THE MILITANTS

MARCH THEIR WAY TOWARDS

BAGHDAD.

THEY CONTROL TERRITORY,

THEY CONTROL BORDER AREAS,

OIL RESOURCES, TRADE

INCOME.

THEY HAVE A BASE IN THE

MIDDLE OF THE MIDDLE EAST.

George: THIS BATTLE

COMES AFTER AMERICA LOST

MORE THAN 4,000 TROOPS

FIGHTING IN IRAQ, AND SPENT

NEARLY $2 TRILLION TRYING TO

HELP STABILIZE THE COUNTRY.

BUT INSTEAD OF OF FIGHTING,

IRAQ AS MILL SOME TARY

MILITARY IS ON THE RUN.

LEAVING THEIR AMERICAN-MADE

WEAPONS AND HUMVEES IN THE

HANDS OF THESE MILITANTS.

THEY WERE AT ONE TIME

ALIGNED WITH al-QAEDA, BUT

EVEN al-QAEDA SAYS THEY'RE

TOO EXTREME BECAUSE THEY

KILL CIVILIANS.

Reporter: I THINK IT

SHOWS YOU THAT YOU CAN

PROVIDE THE MOSTç ADVANCED

WEAPONRY, YOU CAN PROVIDE

THE TRAINING, BUT CANç YOU DO

ABOUT SOMEONE'S WILL, IF

THEY DON'T HAVE THE WILL TO

FIGHT?

MANY OF THE IRAQI FIGHTERS

ARE LYING IN THE STREET.

THEY DON'T HAVE THE WILL TO

GIVE THEIR LIVES FOR MALIKI

AND GOVERNMENT.

George: BUT CITIZENS

ARE ON THE RUN AS WELL, A

HALF MILLION PEOPLE ARE

BELIEVED TO HAVE LEFT MOSUL,

INCLUDING CHRISTIANS.

NINA SHAKE OF THE HUDSON

INSTITUTE CALLS THIS THE END

GAME FOR THE CLEANSING OF

IRAQ CHRISTIANS.

ALL OF THE CHRISTIANS OF

IRAQ HAVE HAD TO FLEE NORTH

TO MOSUL AND BEYOND OVER THE

LAST 10 YEARS BECAUSE OF

VERY SEVERE PERSECUTION.

NOW WE'RE SEEING MOSUL

ITSELF BEING CLEANSED OF ITS

CHRISTIANS.

THERE IS VIRTUALLY NO

CHRISTIANS LEFT IN MOSUL,

AND ALL OF THE CHURCHES ARE

CLOSED.

George: SHAY IS CALLING

ON THE WHITE HOUSE TO TAKE

ACTION ON BEHALF OF THESE

CHRISTIANS AND INNOCENT

IRAQI PEOPLE.

THE ADMINISTRATION, RIGHT

NOW, NEEDS TO GET

HUMANITARIAN AID TO THESE

PEOPLE.

I'M HEARING FROM THE NINEVEH

PLAIN, WHERE A LOT OF THEM

HAVE FLED, THERE IS ONLY

FOOD AND WATER FOR ABOUT TWO

DAYS.

BEYOND THAT, THEY NEED TO

APPOINT A SPECIAL ENVOY FOR

MIDDLE EAST MINORITIES.

George: MEANWHILE, THE

IRAQI GOVERNMENT HAS ASKED

THE U.S. TO CARRY OUT AIR

STRIKES.

BUT THERE IS NO SIGN THE

U.S. WANTS TO GET INVOLVED.

GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS.

Pat: GEORGE, WE'VE GOT

A PRESIDENT WHO DOESN'T HAVE

A CLUE ABOUT FOREIGN

POLICY.

HE KNOWS HOW TO ORGANIZE, AS

A -- YOU KNOW, HE'S A

DISTRICT REGIONAL ORGANIZER

FOR ELECTIONS.

HE KNOWS HOW TO GO OUT AND

MAKE SPEECHES.

BUT YOU'VE GOT A BIG PROBLEM

IN SYRIA.

YOU HAVE A PROBLEM IN

EGYPT.

YOU HAVE A BIG PROBLEM IN

LIBYA.

YOU HAVE A MAJOR PROBLEM NOW

IN IRAQ.

AND BEYOND THAT, WE HAVE

IRAN AND NORTH KOREA.

THIS WORLD IS EXPLODING.

AND THERE IS NO CENTER.

AT WHAT POINT WILL THE

CENTER HOLD?

WELL, WE'RE THE CENTER, AND

WE DON'T HAVE ANYBODY IN

CHARGE OF THE CENTER.

WELL, WE'VE GOT OUR NEWS

TERRORISM ANALYST, ERICK

STAKELBECK, WITH US RIGHT

NOW.

ERICK, TELL US ABOUT THE

HEAD MAN OF THIS GROUP --

WHAT ABOUT HIM?

Reporter: PAT, HE IS A

MYSTERY MAN.

HIS NAME IS BAGDADI, AND

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, HE WAS IN

U.S. CUSTODY BETWEEN 2009

AND 2010 IN IRAQ.

AND THEN HE WAS RELEASED.

HE IS A REAL MYSTERY MAN.

HE HAS STAYED IN THE

SHADOWS.

REPORTEDLY WHEN HE HAS FACE

TO FACE MEETINGS, HE WEARS A

MASK.

HIS ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ

AND SYRIA, ISIS, THEY'RE THE

MOST VICIOUS TERRORIST GROUP

IN IRAN.

THEY'RE BEHIND MASS

BEHEADINGS, AND EVEN

AL-QAEDA HAS LABELLED THEM

TOO EXTREME.

AND MR. BAGDADI IS NOW THE

LEADER OF A CALIPHATE

STRETCHING ACROSS THE AREA.

MOSUL, TWO MILLION PEOPLE,

THAT'S ASTOUNDING.

NO ISLAMIC TERROR GROUP HAS

EVER GAINED THAT MUCH

TERRITORY.

THAT INCLUDES al-QAEDA AND

HEZBOLLAH, AND NOW THE PUSH

IS ON TO BAGHDAD.

I THINK WE CAN CALL THIS

GROUP, ISIS, NOT JUST A

TERRORIST GROUP, BUT THEY'RE

NOW A TERRORIST ARMY.

AND APPARENTLY THEY NOW HAVE

U.S. MILITARY HARDWARE IN

THEIR POSSESSION.

Pat: ERICK, I THINK THE

KURDS ARE TERRIFIC, WHAT

THEY'RE DOING OVER THERE.

THE KURDISH GROUPS IN TURKEY

AND KURDISH GROUPS IN

SYRIA.

IT LOOKS LIKE IF THIS ISIS

IS GOING TO PUT TOGETHER

DESPERATE ISLAMIST TERRORIST

GROUPS, THEY'RE REACHING

INTO SYRIA AND REACHING

ACROSS IRAQ -- SHOULDN'T THE

KURDS AT THIS POINT IN TIME

DECLARE THEMSELVES AN

INDEPENDENT NATION AND COME

TOGETHER?

Reporter: PAT, IT

SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE ALONG

TIME AGO.

AND WE, AS THE UNITED

STATES, SHOULD HAVE

RECOGNIZED AN INDEPENDENT

KURDISTAN.

THE IRAQI GOVERNMENT IS

PUTTING FEELERS OUT TO THE

KURDS.

THE KURDS HAVE A

WELL-DISCIPLINED,

WELL-TRAINED FIGHTING FORCE,

AND THE IRAQI GOVERNMENT IS

TALKING TO THE KURDS ABOUT

POSSIBLY PUTTING THE FORCE

AGAINST ISIS.

THIS TERROR ARMY, ISIS, HAS

SEIZED DOZENS OF TURKISH

DIPLOMATS.

TURKEY, OBVIOUSLY, HAS

LONG-STANDING RIVALRY WITH

THE KURDS, BUT THE KURDS

HAVE BEEN FRIENDLY WITH THE

U.S.

THEY HAVE BEEN A SEMBLANCE

OF DEMOCRACY IN IRAQ, AND WE

SHOULD GET BEHIND THEM AT

EVERY TURN, WITHOUT A

DOUBT.

Pat: HOW DID THIS

SUPPOSEDLY HAPPEN?

THERE WASN'T A STATUS OF

FORCES AGREEMENT.

THE PRESIDENT OPTED OUT TOO

FAST, HE WAS LOOKING FOR A

PHOTO OP.

I ENDED THE WAR, WHOOPI.

I CAN'T IMAGINE WHY THIS

ARMY JUST TOTALLY DISSOLVED

IN THE FACE OF MODEST

PRESSURE.

Reporter: U.S.-TRAINED,

U.S.-EQUIPPED, AND THIS

IRAQI ARMY LITERALLY LAID

DOWN THEIR ARMS.

AND ABOUT A YEAR AGO,

PRESIDENT OBAMA GAVE A

SPEECH AND HE SAID, PAT, ALL

WARS MUST END, AND SO MUST

THIS WAR AGAINST RADICAL

ISLAM.

THE JIHADISTS APPARENTLY

DIDN'T GET THE MEMO.

RIGHT NOW THERE ARE MAJOR

CARAVANS CARRYING HUNDREDS,

MAYBE THOUSANDS, OF THERE

FIGHTERS.

BY THE WAY, PAT, THEY ALSO

SEIZED MOSUL CENTRAL BANK,

AND NOW THEY HAVE HUNDREDS

OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN

THEIR POSSESSION.

THEY'RE ON THEIR WAY TO

BAGHDAD.

FOR IRAQI FORCES -- YOU

THINK OF U.S. FORCES, AND WE

LOST CLOSE TO 5,000 MEN,

32,000 INJURED.

AND ALL OF THAT AMERICAN

BLOOD ANDç TREASURE, AND

THESE IRAQIS, WHOM WE

DR%91ñ ARE LAYING DOWN.

AND FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA NOT

TO LEAVE A TOKEN FORCE

THERE -- THIS IS HAPPENING

IN IRAQ, AND IT IS GOING TO

HAPPEN IN AFGHANISTAN AS

WELL, WHERE THE TALIBAN WILL

COME TO POWER GENE.

Pat: WE HAVE DRONES

THAT COULD ZERO IN ON SOME

OF THESE GUYS.

ARE THEY ASKING FOR OUR AIR

SUPPORT OF SOME KIND?

Reporter: THEY ARE,

PAT.

APPARENTLY THE IRAQI PRIME

MINISTER IS ASKING FOR SOME

KIND OF U.S. AIR SUPPORT,

AND I THINK WE SHOULD DO

IT.

FOR AN AMERICAN VIEWER TO

SAY, WHY DO I CARE WHAT IS

GOING ON IN IRAQ?

HERE IS WHY WE SHOULD CARE,

AS AMERICANS: RIGHT NOW

THOUSANDS OF WESTERN

MUSLIMS, BRITS, GERMANS,

FRENCH, AND, YES, AMERICANS,

ARE TRAVELLING TO THE MIDDLE

EAST TO JOIN THIS GROUP,

ISIS.

JUST LAST MONTH, AN AMERICAN

MUSLIM, A U.S. CITIZEN FROM

FLORIDA, TRAVELLED TO SYRIA,

JOINED THIS GROUP, AND BLEW

HIMSELF UP.

PAT, WHEN THEY RETURN TO THE

U.S. -- THESE ARE U.S.

CITIZENS, PASSPORT HOLDERS,

AND WHEN THEY RETURN TO THE

U.S., BATTLE-HARDENED,

WELL-TRAINED BY THIS ISIS

GROUP, ALL BETS ARE ALL, AND

THEN THE U.S. BECOMES THE

TARGET.

WE SHOULD HAVE NO BOOTS ON

THE GROUND, BUT AIR SUPPORT,

ABSOLUTELY, AS PART OF OUR

BATTLE AGAINST JIHAD.

Pat: HOW POWERFUL ARE

THEY IN SYRIA?

THAT SITUATION IS RATHER

CONFUSING.

HOW POWERFUL IS THIS GROUP

OF SYRIA?

ARE THEY GOING TO HAVE A

CHANCE TO TOPPLE THE

REGIME?

Reporter: YOU KNOW, I

DON'T THINK THAT'S GOING TO

HAPPEN IN THE SHORT-TERM,

PAT, BECAUSE IRAN AND

HEZBOLLAH -- AS YOU SAID,

SYRIA IS KIND OF CONFUSING.

BUT FOR PEOPLE TO

UNDERSTAND, BASICALLY ON ONE

HAND YOU HAVE AL-QAEDA AND

ISIS, AND ON THE OTHER HAND

YOU HAVE IRAN AND

HEZBOLLAH.

AND THEY'RE KILLING EACH

OTHER.

I DON'T KNOW THAT IRAN WOULD

LET THE ENTIRE COUNTRY

TOPPLE TO THIS ISIS GROUP.

BUT THEY'RE VERY CLOSE TO

SYRIA'S LARGEST CITY,

THOUGH, ALEPPO.

SO THEY CONTROL MAJOR AREAS

ACROSS SYRIA AND IRAQ.

WHAT THEY WANT TO DO IS

BUILD A CALIPHATE STRETCHING

ACROSS IRAQ AND SYRIA.

AND THAT'S THEIR ULTIMATE

GOAL.

KEEP AN EYE ON JORDAN.

THE JORDANIANS, THEY'RE NOT

THE STRONGEST GOVERNMENT,

AND THEY'RE QUAKING IN THEIR

BOOTS BECAUSE THEY'RE

BORDERED BY IRAQ AND SYRIA,

WHERE THIS GROUP IS ON THE

RISE.

Pat: WHERE DO THEY GET

THEIR MONEY?

THIS TAKES A LOT OF MONEY TO

SUPPORT AN INSURGENCY OF

THIS MAGNITUDE.

Reporter: WE HAVE THIS

GOLDEN CHAIN OF AL-QAEDA,

AND MOST OF THEIR MONEY IS

GOING TO AL-QAEDA.

IT IS NOT CLEAR HOW MUCH OF

THAT DONOR MONEY IS GOING TO

ISIS SO FAR.

APPARENTLY WHERE THEY'RE

GETTING A LOT OF THEIR MONEY

IS JUST FROM RAIDING.

LIKE THEY DID IT MOSUL, THEY

RAIDED THE CENTRAL BANK AND

TOOK HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF

DOLLARS.

PAT, THEY'RE HOT RIGHT NOW.

IN THE WORLD OF JIHAD, IT IS

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME

LATELY?

AND al-QAEDA HASN'T DONE

ALL THAT MUCH LATELY, AND

THIS GROUP IS CONQUERING

AREAS.

Pat: LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, YOU OUGHT TO PRAY

ABOUT THIS.

THIS IS IT.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME A

TERRORIST GROUP HAS GOTTEN

MAJOR TERRITORY.

THEY HAVE TERRITORY NOW.

THEY HAVE CITIES.

THEY HAVE THE ADMINISTRATION

OF VAST SWATCHES OF THE

MIDDLE EAST.

IT IS A HUGE THING.

THIS IS WHAT THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD KEPT TALKING

ABOUT, RESTORING THE

CALIPHATE.

APPARENTLY THIS GROUP OF

RADICALS, AND THEY'RE

WICKED, VICIOUS PEOPLE, THEY

HAVE DONE IT AND DONE IT IN

A MATTER OF A FEW DAYS.

YOU SAY, HOW DID THIS

POSSIBLY HAPPEN?

WELL, IT HAPPENED, AND IT IS

A FACT OF LIFE.

AND WE'VE GOT TO MOVE FAST

OR WE'LL LOSE IT ALL.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

COULD NOT REACH A TROOP DEAL

WITH THE DEMOCRATIC LEADERS

OF IRAQ, BUT THEY HAD NO

PROBLEM REACHING ONE WITH

THE TALIBAN.

JOHN JESSUP HAS MORE ON THAT

STORY FROM OUR CBN NEWS

BUREAU.

HERE IS JOHN.

Reporter: PAT, THE

NATION'S TOP PENTAGON

OFFICIAL IS STANDING BY THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION DEAL

THAT LED TO THE RELEASE OF

HOSTAGE BOWE BERGDAHL.

DEFENSE SECRETARY CHUCK

HAGEL TOLD CONGRESS, THE

EXCHANGE FOR FIVE TALIBAN

DETAINEES WAS LEGAL, AND

DEFENDED THE

ADMINISTRATION'S DECISION TO

IGNORE A LAW REGARDING 30

DAYS NOTICE.

HE SAID IT WASN'T A PERFECT

DEAL, BUT TIME WASN'T ON

THEIR SIDE.

UNDER THESE EXCEPTIONAL

CIRCUMSTANCES, A FLEETING

OPPORTUNITY TO PROTECT THE

LIFE OF AN AMERICAN SERVICE

MEMBER HELD CAPTIVE AND IN

DANGER FOR ALMOST FIVE

YEARS, THE NATIONAL SECURITY

TEAM AND THE PRESIDENT OF

THE UNITED STATES AGREED WE

NEEDED TO ACT SWIFTLY.

Reporter: MEMBERS OF

BERGDAHL'S UNIT ACCUSE HIM

OF DESERTING HIS POST.

THEY SAY HE CRITICIZED

MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT

LEADERS SHORTLY BEFORE HE

DISAPPEARED.

THE WORLD CUP IS THE BIGGEST

SPORTING EVENT IN THE WORLD

AND IT KICKS OFF TODAY IN

BRAZIL.

THE HOST COUNTRY HOPED IT

WOULD BRING AN ECONOMIC

BOOST, BUT AS HEATHER CELLS

REPORTS, LOCALS HAVE BEEN

SHARPLY DIVIDED, WITH MANY

SAYING IT WAS A BIG

MISTAKE.

Reporter: IN THE MONTHS

LEADING UP TO THE WORLD CUP,

DISENCHANTED CIVILIANS HAVE

ORGANIZED PROTESTS ACROSS

THE COUNTRY.

THEIR MAIN COMPLAINT, BRAZIL

HAS WASTED $11 BILLION

PREPARING FOR THE CUP AND

NEGLECTED NEEDS AT HOME.

ANSWER THIS QUESTION: WHO

ARE YOU FOR, THIS MAN OR THE

PEOPLE?

Reporter: BRAZIL BID

FOR THE CUP BACK IN 2006, AT

A TIME WHEN IT WAS MUCH MORE

CONFIDENT ECONOMICALLY.

AT THE TIME, THE ECONOMY

WAS GROWING WELL.

THE GOVERNMENT WANTED TO

SHOWCASE ITS COUNTRY'S

ACHIEVEMENTS.

Reporter: BUT IN RECENT

YEARS, THE ECONOMY HAS

SPUTTERED, AND BRAZIL'S

INFRASTRUCTURE AND EDUCATION

SYSTEM HAVE LAGGED.

NOW THE PRESIDENT IS IN

DAMAGE CONTROL MODE,

PROMOTING THE CUP AND

EVERYTHING BRAZIL HAS POURED

INTO IT.

AND SHE IS GETTING SUPPORT

FROM SOME, WHO BELIEVE

BRAZIL HAS THE RESOURCES TO

FUND THE CUP AND KEEP

INVESTING IN ITS ECONOMY.

ANOTHER PAYOFF, THE CUP

COULD EN SHAN ENHANCE

BRAZIL INTERNATIONAL

REPUTATION.

THE COUNTRIES THAT HOST

THE INTERNATIONAL SPORTING

EVENTS, DON'T REALLY MAKE

MONEY ON THEM.

IT IS REALLY MORE OF AN

OPPORTUNITY TO SHOWCASE

THEIR POLITICAL

ACHIEVEMENTS.

Reporter: BRAZIL IS ONç

TRACK TO SUCCEED AS A RISING

GLOBAL POWER, AND IN THE

SHORT-TERM, HE KNOWS THAT

THE PROTESTSç AND COMPLAINTS

MADE FADE AS THE EXCITEMENT

OF SOCCER BUILDS, ESPECIALLY

IF BRAZIL DOES WELL IN THE

CUP.

HEATHER CELLS, CBN NEWS.

Reporter: CATHOLIC

GROUPS IN MICHIGAN AND

TENNESSEE WILL NOT BE

GRANTED A TEMPORARY

EXEMPTION FROM THE BIRTH

CONTROL MANDATE IN

OBAMACARE.

THEY RULED THAT THE

PLAINTIFFS ARE ALREADY

ELIGIBLE FOR AN

ACCOMMODATION CREATED BY THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.

BUT THE CATHOLIC GROUPS SAY

EVEN THAT ACCOMMODATION

COULD MAKE THEM COMPLICIT IN

A GREAT MORAL LONG.

THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW

AND JUSTICE IS ASKING THE

SUPREME COURT TO TAKE A CASE

INVOLVING PRO-LIFE PREGNANCY

SEE CENTERS.

THEY'RE SEEING OVER A LAW

THAT TARGETS THEIR FIRST

AMENDMENT RIGHTS.

THE LAW SAYS ANY

ADVERTISEMENT OR ANY

CONVERSATION WITH A WOMAN IN

PERSON MUST INCLUDE THREE

LENGTHY DISCLAIMERS IN

ENGLISH AND.

[SPEAKING IN

SPANISH LANGUAGE]

ANDSPANISH.

THEY MUST ABIDE OR PAY

THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN

PARTICIPANTS.

THE PRO-LIFE GROUPS SAY IT

ALL BOILS DOWN TO A FREE

SPEECH ISSUE.

Pat: KNOWING THE COURTS

OVER THE YEARS, I THINK

WE'VE GOT A WINNER ON THAT.

AND JAY SECULO AND THE TEAM

ON THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR

LAW AND JUSTICE PICK THEIR

CASES VERY CAREFULLY.

THIS IS ONE YOU FEEL IN YOUR

HEART THE SUPREME COURT WILL

COME DOWN ON.

ANY RESTRICTION ON THE

FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS JUST

BLATENT, AND IT WOULD INCUR

THE COURT'S IRE.

I THINK THE ACLJ WILL LAUNCH

UP A ANOTHER VI VICTORY,

WHICH I'M GRATEFUL FOR.

Terry: UP NEXT, THE

JESUS FILMS GETS A MAKEOVER

AFTER 35 YEARS.

Pat: WELL, YOU'RE

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB."

WE'RE DELIGHTED TO HAVE YOU

WITH US.

HERE IS AN ITEM IN THE

NEWS.

FILM CRITICS HAVE DECLARED

2014, QUOTE,"THE YEAR OF THE

BIBLE," BECAUSE OF

BLOCKBUSTERS LIKE "SON OF

GOD," "HEAVEN IS FOR REAL,"

AND "NOAH."

BUT A 35 YEARS OLD BIBLICAL

MOVIE IS ALSO MAKING WAVES,

AND AS EPHRAIM GRAHAM SHOWS,

THE PHENOMENAL FILM IS NOW

BIGGER AND BETTER.

Reporter: AT THE VERY

HEART OF "CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR

CHRIST" HEADQUARTERS.

THIS CAR WAS TAMPERED

WITH AND HE DID LOSE HIS

LIFE.

Reporter: IT IS A

MOVING TOUR AND TRIBUTE FOR

TAKING THE GOSPEL MESSAGE

AROUND THE WORLD.

THE JESUS FILM.

DON'T BE AFRAID.

Reporter: THE 1979

PRODUCTION IS BASED ON THE

GOSPEL OF LUKE.

AT FIRST IT HAD A THEATER

RUN IN THE U.S., AND WE

THOUGHT, BOY, IT'S GREAT.

PEOPLE ARE GETTING TO SEE

THE STORY OF JESUS.

BUT THEN AS WE SAW HIM USE

IT IN LANGUAGE AFTER

LANGUAGE AROUND THE WORLD

AND SAW THE POTENTIAL, AND

BEGAN TO BUILD STRATEGIES

AROUND IT, IT IS A BIG PART

OF CAMPUS CRUSADE'S WORK

GLOBALLY.

Reporter: HE SPENT 11

YEARS IN CENTRAL ASIA,

WORKING WITH THE JESUS

FILM.

THEY DIDN'T THINK THE

JESUS FILM WAS FOR THEM, BUT

WHEN THEY SAW IT IN THEIR

OWN LANGUAGE, UZBEC AND

OTHERS, AND SAW JESUS

SPEAKING IN THEIR LANGUAGE,

THEY UNDERSTOOD THAT JESUS

CAME FOR THEM.

Reporter: THIS MAP

HELPS TO TELL THE JESUS FILM

STORY.

IT HOLDS THE WORLD'S RECORD

AS THE MOST TRANSLATED FILM,

IN MORE THAN 1200 LANGUAGES,

AND IT HAS BEEN VIEWED

AROUND THE WORLD MORE THAN

SIX BILLION TIMES.

[SPEAKING A

FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

Reporter: THE AMAZING

THING IS THERE ARE STILL

PLACES IN THE WORLD WHERE

WHEN WE TRANSLATE THIS FILM,

IT BECOMES THE ONLY FILM IN

THE LANGUAGE OF THE PEOPLE

WATCHING IT.

1200 LANGUAGE TRANSLATIONS.

A VERY LARGE PERCENTAGE FOR

THOSE PEOPLE.

IT IS THE ONLY FILM THEY'VE

EVER HAD IN THEIR LANGUAGE

WHERE THEY SEE THE PEOPLE ON

THE SCREEN SPEAKING THE

WORDS THEY SPEAK EVERY DAY,

AND THE WORDS THEIR MOTHER

SPOKE TO THEM WHEN THEY WERE

SITTING ON THEIR MOTHER'S

KNEE AS A CHILD.

Reporter: THERE IS

CERTAINLY NO DENYING THE

POWER OF THE GOSPEL MESSAGE,

BUT FOR SOME ON THE MISSION

FIELD, THE 35-YEAR-OLD

MISSION TOOL WAS LOSING ITS

LUSTER IN THE AGE OF HIGH

DEFINITION AND SURROUND

SOUND.

WE HAVE OTHER PRODUCTS,

AND THERE WERE OTHERç THINGS

WE COULD OFFER, BUT THE

JESUS FILM IS THE CORE.

IT IS THEç GOSPEL OF LUKE,

WHICH IS CONDENSED TO TWO

HOURS.

IT HAS THE MOST SCRIPTURE OF

ANY PRODUCT WE HAVE.

IT HAS BEEN DISAPPOINTING TO

HEAR THAT IN PLACES IN

EUROPE OR ASIA THAT, YOU

KNOW, WE'RE NOT REALLY USING

THIS FILM ANYMORE BECAUSE IT

DOESN'T REALLY WORK FOR US.

[SPEAKING A

FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

Reporter: SO CARY HAGEN

AND FILM ENGINEERS HAVE BEEN

WORKING FOR MORE THAN 10

YEARS, RESTORING AND

REMASTERING THE ENTIRE

FILM.

A TEDIOUS EFFORT.

IN THE SOUND EFFECTS, LAYER

UPON LAYER, THE BIRDS, THE

WIND, THE CLOCK NOISES, THE

CROWD NOISES.

Reporter: WITH THAT

WORK, THE FILM GOES FROM

THIS TO THIS.

[YELLING]

Reporter: AND FROM

THIS...TO THIS.

[YELLING]

IT'S LIKE PAINTING A

PICTURE, REALLY.

LAWYELAYER UPON LAYER OF

SOUNDS, THAT YOU TAKE FOR

GRANTED WHEN YOU WATCH A

MOVIE.

YOU THINK, OF COURSE THE

OUTDOORS IS GOING TO SOUND

LIKE THAT AND THE PEOPLE ARE

GOING TO SOUND LIKE THAT.

BUT WE BUILT THE SOUND FROM

NOTHING.

WE BUILT ALL OF THE SOUNDS

FROM SCRATCH AND A NEW

MUSICAL SCORE, WHICH IS

UNIQUE.

YOU JUST DON'T SEE THAT IN

HOLLYWOOD IN RESTORATION

PROJECTS.

THE 1979 VERSION, IN

2014, DOES IT STILL WORK?

IT DOES NOW.

AFTER OUR STAFF HAS DONE THE

WORK OF RESTORATION, IT

STANDS UP VERY WELL WITH ANY

FILM ON THE LIFE OF JESUS.

Reporter: IT IS A LABOR

OF LOVE, COMPLETED JUST IN

TIME FOR THE FILM'S 35th

ANNIVERSARY.

35 YEARS, THERE HAVE BEEN

SIX BILLION VIEWINGS OF THE

JESUS FILM.

NOW, SOME OF THE PEOPLE THAT

VIEWED IT HAVE PASSED ON,

AND SOME HAVE SEEN IT MORE

THAN ONCE.

BUT SIX BILLION VIEWINGS OF

THE FILM.

AND OVER 200 MILLION PEOPLE

HAVE INDICATED THAT THEY

WANTED TO BECOME FOLLOWERS

OF JESUS AFTER SEEING THE

FILM.

SO THE REACH HAS JUST BEEN

SO MUCH MORE THAN WE COULD

HAVE ASKED OR THOUGHT.

IT HAS REALLY BEEN A

PRIVILEGE TO SEE HOW GOD IS

USING THIS TOOL.

Reporter: EPHRAIM

GRAHAM, CBN NEWS, ORLANDO,

FLORIDA.

Pat: THANKS, EPHRAIM.

I REMEMBER THE EARLY DAYS OF

THAT FILM.

THEY WERE IN THE PROCESS OF

RAISING THE MONEY AND

GETTING IT TOGETHER.

THERE IS A JEWISH CHRISTIAN,

HE IS BRITISH, NAMED JOHN

HAMMAN, WHO WAS THE PRODUCER

OF IT AND THE DIRECTOR.

HE DID A SUBURB JOB.

SUPERB JOB.

HE WANTED TO BE TRUE TO THE

BIBLE, SO THEY PICKED A

STORY FROM LUKE AND MADE IT

REALLY TRUE TO THAT.

THEY ASKED BUNKER HUNT FOR

SOME MONEY.

AND I THINK BUNKER GAVE THEM

$10 MILLION, AND THAT WAS

THE FUNDING FOR IT.

AND SO JOHN HAMMAN, BUNKER

HUNT, AND BILL BRIGHT, THE

HEAD OF CAMPUS CRUSADE, ALL

GOT TOGETHER.

AND A LITTLE SEED CAN GROW

HUGE WHEN GOD BLESSES IT.

AND NOW THE STAFF OF CAMPUS

CRUSADE SAY IT IS AN

EXTRAORDINARY UNDERTAKING.

MY CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF

THE FOLKS AT CAMPUS

CRUSADE.

TERRY?

Terry: UP NEXT, SHE IS

A CELEBRITY REPORTER WHO

BUCKED THE CULTURAL TREND

AND SAVED HERSELF FOR

MARRIAGE.

"INSIDE'S" MEHGAN ALEXANDER

JOINS US LIVE AFTER THIS.

Terry: "INSIDE

EDITION'S" MEGAN ALEXANDER

IS ALWAYS ASKED FOR THE

SECRET OF HER SUCCESS.

SHE ALWAYS SAYS, HER

HUSBAND, BRIAN, THE MAN SHE

SAYS WAS WELL WORTH THE

WAIT.

Reporter: IN A WORLD

WHERE SEX SELLS, MI MEHGAN

ALEXANDER CHOSE ABSTINENCE.

AND SHE SAYS IT HELPED

ESTABLISH HER CAREER AND

FIND THE MAN SHE WAS WAITING

FOR.

SHE ENCOURAGES SINGLES TO

PREPARE FOR THE ULTIMATE

TEAMMATE AND KEEP HIM FOR A

LASTING LOVE.

Terry: PLEASE WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB," MEHGAN

ALEXANDER.

IT IS GREAT TO HAVE YOU

HERE.

IT IS GREAT TO BE HERE,

THANK YOU.

Terry: WE WANT TO KNOW

ABOUT BRIAN.

I GOT A LITTLE EMOTIONAL

WHEN I SAW THAT.

YOU KNOW, HE IS MY BEST

FRIEND.

HER IS MY NUMBER ONE FAN.

HE IS MY BIGGEST

CHEERLEADER.

IN LIFE, I WAS LOOKING FOR

SOMEONE LIKE THAT.

I WAS LOOKING FOR THAT

LIFE-LONG MATE.

IT IS NOT EASY TO FIND THAT

PERSON, BUT WHEN YOU FIND

THEM, GRAB ON IT AND DON'T

LET GO.

DON'T LET GO.

Terry: YOU WERE VERY

STRONG IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP

WITH BRIAN, IN TELLING HIM

YOU WANTED TO REMAIN A

VIRGIN UNTIL YOU WERE

MARRIED.

YOU'RE STILL A FAN OF

ABSTINENCE.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR VALUES

AND THE WHY BEHIND IT.

SURE.ç

OBVIOUSLY, MY FAITH IS VERY

IMPORTANT TO ME.

I BELIEVE IT IS GOD'S BEST

CHOICE FOR US.ç

AND I AM REALLY BELIEVING IT

IS A SELF-ESTEEM ISSUE,

TOO.

I HAD A FATHER THAT TOLD ME

I'M WORTH IT.

I HAVE TALENT.

I HAVE A SOUL, I HAVE A

BRAIN.

HE ENCOURAGED ME TO GO AFTER

MY CAREER.

I TELL PEOPLE I WAS TOO BUSY

CHASING MY CAREER TO GET IN

TROUBLE WITH BOYS WHEN I WAS

IN MY TEENS AND 20s.

SO I HAD GOALS.

I GOT INVOLVED IN WONDERFUL

ACTIVITIES.

AND THEN WHEN IT WAS TIME TO

DATE, I FELT LIKE I WAS

FEELING GOOD ABOUT MY CAREER

AND ABLE TO REALLY FOCUS ON

WHAT MARRIAGE IS.

I HAD A GOOD GROUP OF

FRIENDS.

WHEN BRIAN CAME ALONG, WE

WERE ALREADY GOOD FRIENDS.

I JOKE WE DIDN'T HAVE THE

AWKWARD FIRST DATE BECAUSE

HE ALWAYS KNEW WHAT I WAS

ABOUT.

HE BECAME A CHRISTIAN LATER

IN LIFE, AND FOUND HIS FAITH

LATER, BUT HE ALREADY KNEW I

WANTED TO WAIT UNTIL I WAS

MARRIED.

Terry: WERE YOU

ATTRACTED TO HIM RIGHT

AWAY?

YOU KNOW, I CALLED HIM A

BROTHER AND A GOOD FRIEND.

BECAUSE UNTIL HE REALLY

CLAIMED HIS FAITH ON HIS

OWN, I WASN'T INTERESTED.

WE TALK ABOUT THAT ALL OF

THE TIME.

I TELL GIRLS, YOU NEED TO

FIND SOMEONE YOUR EQUALLY

YOLKED WITH.

Terry: NO MISSIONARY

DATING.

EXACTLY.

AND HE WAITED FIVE YEARS.

HE WANTED TO BE WITH ME FOR

THE RIGHT REASON.

I NEEDED TO SEE HIM CLAIM

THAT FAITH ON HIS OWN AND

THEN I WAS INTERESTED.

Terry: IT SOUNDED LIKE

YOUR DAD DID SO MANY OF THE

RIGHT THINGS, SAID SO MANY

OF THE RIGHT THINGS, WAS THE

RIGHT PERSON IN YOUR LIFE.

YOU WERE RAISED IN A

CHRISTIAN HOME.

THAT'S NOT TRUE FOR A LOT OF

YOUNG WOMEN.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE

TO THEM?

WHERE WOULD YOU FIND THAT

ANCHOR YOU HAVE IN YOUR

HEART?

ABSOLUTELY.

FAMILY COMES IN A LOT OF

DIFFERENT FORMS.

IT COULD BE A TEACHER, A

GOOD FRIEND.

I HAD ROLE MODELS IN MY

LIFE, NOT NECESSARILY FAMOUS

PEOPLE, AND I ADMIRED THEM.

SO FINDING ROLE MODELS OF

PEOPLE YOU ADMIRE IS SO

VALUABLE.

I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD BE

THIS OPEN ABOUT MY PERSONAL

LIFE.

BUT WHEN THE OPPORTUNITY

CAME TO SHARE MY STORY, MY

HUSBAND AND I SAID, YOU

KNOW, THOSE WERE MODELS THAT

WERE SO IMPORTANT TO US WHEN

WE WERE DATING, AND SOMEONE

TO SAY, HEY, IT IS WORTH IT,

LOOK AT THEM NOW.

WE NEW WE NEEDED TO SPEAK

OUT IF IT WAS GOING TO

ENCOURAGE THE NEXT

GENERATION.

I DON'T THINK THE YOUNG

PEOPLE HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE

TALKING ABOUT THIS AS AN

OPTION.

Terry: IN FACT, QUITE

THE ANTITHESIS.

EVERYTHING AROUND US IN OUR

CULTURE, DOWN TO THE TV

COMMERCIALS THAT WE WATCH,

ARE SATURATED IN ENTICEMENTS

TO BE SEXUALLY ACTIVE, AND

FOR YOUNG KIDS, REALLY YOUNG

KIDS.

HOW DO YOU SURVIVE IN THE

WORK THAT YOU DO?

YOU'RE ENVELOPED IN ALL OF

THAT.

HOW DO YOU KEEP STRONG IN

WHAT YOUR VALUES ARE AND

YOUR MORAL CODE?

SURE.

YOU NEED TO DECIDE WHAT

YOU'RE LIVING FOR, WHAT

MATTERS IN LIFE.

I TRIED TO ESTABLISH THAT

AND SET THAT WITH MY HIGH

SCHOOL FRIENDS, MY COLLEGE

FRIENDS, MY FAMILY AND MY

CHURCH.

BRIAN AND I, IN OUR DATING

RELATIONSHIP, ATTENDED A

BIBLE STUDY TOGETHER.

NOW AS A MARRIED COUPLE, WE

CONTINUE TO ATTEND A BIBLE

STUDY AND HAVE A CHECKUP.

JUST LIKE YOU GO TO YOUR

DOCTOR FOR A CHECKUP, YOUR

MARRIAGE NEEDS A CHECKUP

EVERY NOW AND THEN.

THAT KEEPS ME GROUNDED IN

CULTURE BECAUSE MY FRIENDS

BELIEVE THE SAME THINGS I

DO.

BUT THERE ARE DAYS IN MY

WORK WHERE I GO I WISH WE

HAD A LITTLE MORE VARIETY IN

TELEVISION AND MOVIES, WHERE

IT ISN'T ALWAYS JUMP INTO

BED, AND THERE IS ONE

CHARACTER WHERE IT SAYS WE

SHOULD WAIT.

BECAUSE THERE ARE PEOPLE,

JUST LIKE ME, THAT WANT TO

WAIT AND ARE WAITING AND DID

WAIT, AND IT'S OKAY.

Terry: I THINK THE

MESSAGE YOUNG PEOPLE GET IS

YOU NEED TO PRACTICE

EVERYTHING BEFORE YOU GET

THERE.

THERE IS CERTAINLY A PRICE

TO BE PAID FOR THAT.

AT THE SAME TIME, YOU DIDN'T

DO THAT.

WHAT WAS THAT LIKE FOR YOU?

YEAH.

WELL, THE CHRISTIAN WORLD

CAN UNDERSTAND THIS, WHEN

YOU'VE LEARNED TO JUST SAY

NO AND THEN FINALLY YOU GET

MARRIED, IT IS A LITTLE

INTIMIDATING.

OH, MY GOSH, HERE WE GO.

MY HUSBAND SAID THE CUTEST

THING TO ME ON OUR WEDDING

NIGHT, HE SAID, MEG, WE HAVE

THE REST OF OUR LIVES TO

WORK ON IT.

ISN'T THAT THE PART OF THE

JOURNEY OF MARRIAGE?

YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORK

EVERYTHING OUT RIGHT NOW.

I'M WITH ONE MAN THAT I CAN

FIGURE OUT THIS JOURNEY WITH

FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.

WE GET TO SHARE THAT.

IT'S PERSONAL AND PRIVATE

AND SPECIAL BETWEEN US.

I THINK THAT'S ONE THING

THAT KEEPS THE GLUE SOLID

THROUGH THOSE TOUGH TIMES,

WE SHARE THAT TOGETHER.

Terry: WHAT WOULD YOU

SAY TO YOUNG WOMEN TODAY WHO

ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHO

THEY ARE AND WHAT LIFE IS

ALL ABOUT?

I WOULD TELL THEM TO SIT

UP STRAIGHT, BE PROUD OF WHO

THEY ARE, BE PROUD TO BE

DIFFERENT IN THIS WORLD.

I REALIZE I'M DIFFERENT, I'M

UNUSUAL.

THAT'S OKAY.

GOD CREATED YOU TO THE

SPECIAL AND DIFFERENT.

GO AFTER YOUR DREAMS IN

LIFE.

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF.

THINK ABOUT YOUR GOALS, YOUR

CAREER, YOUR FRIENDS, WHAT

YOU WANT TO OFFER THE

WORLD.

AND GET IN ENVIRONMENTS

WHERE YOU'RE GOING TO MEET

LIKE-MINDED GUYS.

THAT'S WHERE YOU RUB ELBOWS

WITH THE GUYS THAT BELIEVE

THE SAME THINGS YOU DO.

Terry: AND AS YOUR DAD

SAID TO YOU, VALUE YOURSELF,

HOLD YOURSELF IN HIGH

ESTEEM.

YOU CAN READ ABOUT MEHGAN IN

WOW MAGAZINE.

AND YOU CAN TUNE IN TO SEE

MEGAN ON "INSIDE EDITION."

GREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH US.

THANKS, TERRY.

Terry: THANK YOU VERY

MUCH FOR THE MESSAGE YOU

BRING.

STILL AHEAD, BRENDA SAYS, "I

HAVE TWO GROWN BOYS AND THEY

BOTH TREAT ME TERRIBLY.

THEY DON'T COME TO SEE ME

UNLESS THEY WANT SOMETHING.

IS IT WRONG IF I CUT OFF ALL

TIES WITH THEM?"

WELL, PAT IS GOING TO "BRING

IT ON" AND MORE WITH THAT

QUESTION.

DON'T GO AWAY.

çç

AND WELCOME BACK TO "THE

700 CLUB".

WASHINGTON IS STILL STUNNED

AFTER THE SURPRISING DEFEAT

OF HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER

ERIC CANTOR IN THE

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY.

AN ELECTION TO FILL THE POST

WILL HAPPEN IN ONE WEEK.

MANY THINK HIS SUPPORT FOR

IMMIGRATION REFORM PLAYED A

ROLE IN THIS DEFEAT.

THE PROBLEM HERE WAS THAT

ERIC CANTOR COULDN'T GET

AWAY FROM TALKING ABOUT THE

AMNESTY ISSUE, AND THAT

REALLY HURT HIM.

Wendy: CBN'S DAVID

BRODY SAYS CANTOR'S DEFEAT

MAKES IT UNLIKELY THAT

REPUBLICAN LEADERS WILL BE

LIKELY TO TAKE UP

IMMIGRATION REFORM AGAIN.

STUDENTS IN EWING, VIRGINIA,

LINED UP AFTER RECEIVING

THEIR DIPLOMAS AND BEGAN

SINGING "GOD BE WITH YOU

UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN."

THE SONG HAS BEEN SUNG

DURING GRADUATION AT THOMAS

WALKER HIGH SINCE 1940.

THE ACLU WARNED SCHOOL

OFFICIALS LAST MONTH THAT

THE STUDENTS SHOULD NOT SING

THE SONG BECAUSE OF ITS

RELIGIOUS CONTENT, BUT THEY

COULD DO NOTHING TO STOP THE

STUDENT-LED EFFORT.

YOU CAN FIND MORE ON THE

STORY AT CBN NEWS, INCLUDING

A LINK TO THE LOCAL TV

STATION WHICH COVERED THE

DISPUTE.

AND YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST FROM CBN 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: IT'S THURSDAY,

AND THAT MEANS YOU GET THE

CHANCE TO TEST YOUR

KNOWLEDGE OF THE BIBLE,

ALONG WITH THE CONTESTANTS

ON "AMERICA'S BIBLE

CHALLENGE."

HERE IS A QUESTION FROM

TONIGHT'S SHOW.

WHICH THREE OF THESE ARE

ANIMALS ABRAHAM SACRIFICED

IN RESPONSE TO GOD'S

COVENANT WITH HIM?

OX?

GOAT?

PIG?

WOLF?

HEIFER?

RAM?

Terry: WELL, TO SEE THE

ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION,

WATCH "THE AMERICAN BIBLE

CHALLENGE."

IT IS TONIGHT.

TUNE INTO THE GAME SHOW

NETWORK AT 8 p.m., AND

YOU'LL BE ABLE TO ENJOY EVEN

MORE OF THAT.

Pat: I COMMEND THEM FOR

THAT.

FOX WORTHINGTOFOXWORTHY IS

A FABULOUS HOST.

QUESTIONS!

Terry: THIS IS FROM

BRENDA, PAT, WHO SAYS, "I

HAVE TWO GROWN BOYS AND THEY

BOTH TREAT ME BADLY.

THEY DON'T COME TO SEE ME

UNLESS THEY WANT SOMETHING,

AND THEY LIE TO ME ALL OF

THE TIME.

I HAVE NO ONE ELSE TO HELP

ME.

WHEN I ASK THEM, THEY GET

MAD AT ME.

THEY DON'T SEE ME ON MY

BIRTHDAY OR MOTHER'S DAY.

I JUST WANT TO STAY AWAY

FROM THEM TO AVOID THE

HURT.

IS THIS WRONG OF ME?"

Pat: I THINK WHAT IS

WRONG OF YOU IS THE WAY YOU

RAISED THEM WHEN THEY WERE

CHILDREN.

THERE WAS SOMETHING THAT

HAPPENED.

YOU DIDN'T TEACH THOSE KIDS

RESPONSIBILITY WHEN THEY

WERE YOUNGER.

YOU DIDN'T GIVE THEM CHORES

TO DO, YOU DIDN'T GIVE THEM

DISCIPLINE.

PERHAPS YOU DIDN'T GIVE THEM

LOVE AND AFFECTION.

THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG.

BUT YOU'LL HAVE AN ACHING IN

YOUR HEART IF YOU CUT THEM

OFF.

SO I RECOMMEND THAT YOU

CONTINUE TO LOVE THEM.

BUT SEE IF YOU CAN'T FIND

SOMEBODY ELSE TO HELP YOU.

EVEN IF YOU HAVE TO HIRE

SOMEBODY TO DO THE CHORES

AND TO TAKE CARE OF YOU.

AND BE INDEPENDENT.

SO THEY DON'T FEEL LIKE

THEY'RE BURDENED.

THEY'RE OBVIOUSLY SELFISH,

THEY'RE OBVIOUSLY

HEARTLESS.

THEY'RE NOT GOOD PEOPLE,

LIKE THEY OUGHT TO BE.

BUT FOR YOURSELF, YOU DON'T

WANT TO HOLD BITTERNESS.

YOU'LL HAVE AN ACHING AND

LONGING IN YOUR OWN HEART.

YOU WOULD BE BETTER TO OPEN

YOUR HEART AND CONTINUE TO

LOVE THEM.

Terry: BUT NOT SETTING

UP UNREALISTIC

EXPECTATIONS.

KELLY SAYS, "I'VE BEEN

DIVORCED FOR SEVEN YEARS

NOW.

FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS, TWO

OF MY CHILDREN HAVE RECEIVED

ZERO CHILD SUPPORT.

THEIR FATHER IS

IRRESPONSIBLE AND IS NOT IN

MY CHILDREN'S LIVES.

HE OWES SO MUCH CHILD

SUPPORT HE MAY GO TO JAIL.

HE AGREED TO A CERTAIN

AMOUNT, AND NOW HE DOESN'T

PROVIDE FOR THEIR BASIC

NEEDS.

I RECENTLY TOOK LEGAL

ACTION.

WAS IT WRONG FOR ME TO SUE

HIM?"

Pat: WE HAVE COURTS --

IN THE O OLD TESTAMENT

THERE ARE COURTS.

PEOPLE HAVE DISPUTES, AND

THE COURT IS THERE TO

ADJUDICATE THOSE DISPUTES.

YOUR HUSBAN HUSBAND IS A

DEAD-BATTLE.

THERE ARE LAWS IN ALMOST

EVERY STATE DEALING WITH

DEAD-BEAT DADS.

HE HAS GOT TO DOç WHAT HE

AGREED TO DO.

HE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE

UPKEEP OFç THOSE CHILDREN.

AND HE IS NOT DOING IT.

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH

PUTTING THE PRESSURE ON

HIM.

THE THING I WANT TO TELL

PEOPLE WHEN YOU GO TO COURT,

KEEP IN YOUR HEART A

FORGIVING SPIRIT.

IF YOU GO VINDICTIVE, IT

WILL HURT YOU.

IF YOU SAY, LOOK, I'M MERELY

ASKING FOR YOU TO DO RIGHT.

I'M NOT GOING TO BE ANGRY

WITH YOU.

I'M NOT GOING TO HATE YOU.

BUT I'M ASKING FOR A JUST

SETTLEMENT.

AND THE COURT WILL FORCE YOU

TO DO WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE

AGREED TO DO VOLUNTARILY.

Terry: THIS IS KAREN

WHO SAYS, "IS IT WRONG OR

SINFUL TO HAVE A FEELING OF

BEING TIRED AND UNINTERESTED

AND WANTING TO LEAVE THIS

WORLD.

I KNOW AND LOVE GOD AND WANT

VERY MUCH TO BE WITH HIM.

NEVERTHELESS, THIS IS NOT

THE SOLE REASON I WANT TO

LEAVE.

I'M NOT SUICIDAL AND I DO

GET DEPRESSED, BUT NOT IN AN

UNUSUAL WAY.

I KNOW GOD IS ABLE TO DO

ABOVE AND BEYOND ANYTHING WE

CAN ASK OR IMAGINE, SO WHAT

SHOULD I DO?"

Pat: YOU'VE GOT A

PHYSICAL CONDITION, THAT IS

PROBABLY LOW BLOOD SUGAR --

Terry: A CHEMICAL

IMBALANCE.

Pat: I RECOMMEND THAT

YOU GO TO AN ENDOCRINOLOGIST

AND TEST OUT THE VARIOUS

CHEMICALS.

YOU'VE GOT SOMETHING THAT IS

SHORT AND YOU'RE DRAGGING

OCH.

DRAGGING SO MUCH, YOU SAY

LET'S GET OUT OF THIS

WORLD.

I'D TREAT IT RIGHT NOW, AND

THAT'S MY SPIRITUAL AND

PHYSICAL.

A DOCTOR CAN IMMEDIATELY

CHECK YOUR BLOOD.

Terry: THIS IS JESSE

WHO SAYS, "WHY IS GOLD AND

SILVER CONTINUALLY BEING

ADVERTISED TO BUY WHERE IN

THE BIBLE IT SAYS IN THE END

TIMES WE WON'T BE ABLE TO

SELL OR TRADE.

WE MUST HAVE THE EYE OF THE

BEAST IN ORDER TO MARKET?"

Pat: DO YOU THINK THAT

THE GOLD OR SILVER MARKET

READS REVELATION?

THEY'RE TRYING TO MAKE A

BUCK.

IT IS BUSINESS.

THE BIBLE SAYS NEITHER YOUR

GOLD OR SILVER WILL DELIVER

ON THE DAY OF GOD'S WRATH.

SO IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR

SOME END TIME THING, THE

THING YOU WANT TO HAVE IS

TREASURE IN HEAVEN.

BUT GOLD IS AN INVESTMENT,

AND SILVER IS AN

INVESTMENT.

IT ISN'T THE ULTIMATE

HEDGE.

GOLD GOES UP AND GOLD GOES

DOWN.

I MIGHT ADD, AND MY LIFE, I

GOT RID OF A NUMBER OF GOLD

THINGS.

I SAID THEY'D GO TO $1800 AN

OUNCE, AND THEY CAME BACK

DOWN TO ABOUT $1250 OR

$1300.

THE HOT THINGS THESE DAY IS

PALLADIUM AND PLATINUM.

THE MILES PER HOU MINERS

WENT ON STRIKE AND SO THAT

HAS GONE UP.

IT ISN'T GOLD OR SILVER.

IT'S GOD.

AND THERE ARE A LOT OF

INVESTMENTS RIGHT NOW THAT

ARE BETTER THAN GOLD OR

SILVER.

BUT I DON'T THINK THE PEOPLE

ADVERTISING HAVE ANY CONCEPT

OF WHAT REVELATIONS SAYS,

NOR DO THEY CARE.

Terry: CHAKILLA

SAYS, "I'VE BEEN MARRIED FOR

13 YEARS TO A MAN WHO

CONSTANTLY DISRESPECTS ME

WITH HIS USE OF PORN.

I HAVE TRIED ON NUMEROUS

TIMES TO COMMUNICATE WITH

HIM ON HOW THIS EFFECTS ME

AS A WOMAN, ESPECIALLY SINCE

I KNOW IT IS NOT OKAY AS FAR

AS GOD IS CONCERNED.

OUR INTIMACY LEVELS HAVE

DROPPED WAY DOWN TO ALMOST

NULL AND VOID.

WE STILL HAVE TWO YOUNG

CHILDREN AT HOME AND

FINANCIALLY I'M AFRAID TO

WALK AWAY.

I LIVE OFF MY MILITARY

RETIREMENT, AND I'VE BEEN

GOING TO SCHOOL.

WHAT DO I DO, PAT?"

Pat: THIS GUY HAS

BROKEN THE MARRIAGE.

HE IS IN LOVE WITH FANTASY.

THIS STUFF HAS BECOME AN

OBSESSION.

I THINK YOU OUGHT TO, FIRST

OF ALL, GIVE HIM A WARNING.

SAY, LISTEN, IF YOU DON'T

GET PROFESSIONAL HELP AND GO

TO COUNSELLING, I'M

LEAVING.

LET HIM MAKE THE DECISION.

BUT YOU HAVE EVERY GROUND,

ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE.

HE IS HAVING ADULTERY WITH

THOSE PEOPLE IN HIS MIND,

AND HE IS UPSET AND HE IS

DESTROYING YOU.

YOU CAN MAKE MONEY.

YOU'VE GOT A RETIREMENT, AND

YOU CAN HAVE OTHER THINGS.

GOD WILL GIVE YOU WHAT YOU

NEED.

BUT I WOULDN'T STAY AROUND A

SITUATION LIKE THAT.

IT IS DESTROYING YOU.

BUT MAYBE YOU CAN HELP HIM.

MAYBE THERE IS SOME WAY.

BUT HE IS CAPTIVE.

THIS STUFF -- HE HAS BEEN

TAKEN OVER BY SATANIC

FORCES.

AND HE NEEDS TO BE HELPED,

SO YOU NEED TO PRAY.

BUT JUST TREAT HIM AS

SOMEBODY WHO IS SICK.

THIS IS A SICKNESS BUT IT IS

THE KIND OF SICKNESS THAT

YOU CAN'T ALLOW TO CONTINUE

IN YOUR OWN LIFE.

Terry: WE THANK YOU FOR

YOUR QUESTIONS TODAY.

WE ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM

YOU.

UP NEXT, MEET A MUSLIM WHO

LONGED TO BECOME A

CHRISTIAN.

NO WAY.

I CAN'T.

I WOULD BE KILLED.

PEOPLE DON'T LEAVE ISLAM

BECAUSE IT IS VERY SCARY TO

DO SO.

THE CONSEQUENCES ARE HUGE,

ENORMOUS.

Terry: SEE HOW HE FOUND

THE COURAGE TO FACE THOSE

CONSEQUENCES AFTER THIS.

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Pat: KAREEM IS A

MUSLIM.

HE WAS HIT WITH A MASSIVE

BRAIN ANEURYSM, RIGHT OUT OF

THE BLUE.

AND HIS COMPLETE RECOVERY

WAS SO EXTRAORDINARY THAT

HIS NEUROLOGIST TOLD

HIM, QUOTE,"YOU REALLY NEED

TO FIND OUT WHY YOU

SURVIVED."

SO KAREEM DID JUST THAT AND

HIS LIFE FROM THERE AFTER

WAS RADICALLY CHANGED.

[CHANTING]

I WANTED A GOD THAT LOVED

ME SO MUCH AND THAT I LOVED

SO MUCH, BUT THE GOD OF

ISLAM -- YOU LOVE HIM AND HE

LOVES YOU, BUT SALVATION IS

NOT GUARANTEED.

YOU FEAR GOD BECAUSE GOD IS

VERY POWERFUL.

Reporter: KAREEM GREW

UP IN A DEVOTED MUSLIM

FAMILY IN DAMASCUS, SYRIA.

HIS UNDERSTANDING OF GOD WAS

FILLED WITH FEAR AND

UNCERTAINTY.

BUT HE LONGED FOR THE LOVE

AND GRACE OF GOD THAT HE SAW

THROUGH HIS FRIEND, MANER,

WHO WAS A CHRISTIAN.

THE GOD OF CHRISTIANITY

THAT MANER WOULD TELL ME

ABOUT, NONE OF THAT

EXISTED.

AND I JUST LONGED FOR THAT

IN MY TEEN YEARS.

I SAW A FREEDOM IN MANER

THAT I COULDN'T HAVE.

AND I REALLY, REALLY WANTED

IT.

AT THE SAME TIME, I WAS

SCARED TO DEATH OF EVEN

ENTERTAINING THAT THOUGHT.

YOU CAN'T EVEN THINK THOSE

THOUGHTS.

Reporter: HE MOVED FROM

SYRIA TO AMERICA TO ATTEND

THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE,

WHERE HE WAS FURTHER EXPOSED

TO CHRISTIANITY.

I HAD A FEW CLOSE FRIENDS

WHO WOULD SAY, HAVE YOU

CONSIDERED BECOMING A

CHRISTIAN?

I'M LIKE UH-UH, NO WAY, I

CAN'T.

I WOULD BE KILLED.

PEOPLE DON'T LEAVE ISLAM

BECAUSE IT IS VERY SCARY TO

DO SO.

THE CONSEQUENCES ARE HUGE,

ENORMOUS.

Reporter: AFTER

COLLEGE, HE BECAME A

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER.

WHILE ON ASSIGNMENT IN

ALABAMA, KAREEM SUFFERED A

MASSIVE BRAIN ANEURYSM.

I FELT A HEADACHE, AND

THEN WITHIN SECONDS IT WAS

AN EXPLOSION IN MY HEAD.

AND I HAD TO SHUT MY EYES

BECAUSE THEY FELT LIKE THEY

WERE GOING TO POP OUT.

AND I STARTED SCREAMING, AND

I FELL ON THE GROUND.

AND THEN I WENT BLACK.

FOR THREE WEEKS, IN A COMA.

Reporter: NANCY WAS HIS

PHYSICAL THERAPIST DURING

HIS LONG RECOVERY.

WHAT HAPPENED IN HIS

BRAIN WAS A BLOOD VESSEL AND

ARTERY HAD A WEAK SPOT THAT

RUPTURED, AND THE BLOOD

LEAKED OUT INTO THE

SURROUNDING BRAIN TISSUE.

THOSE AREAS WERE AT RISK OF

BEING DAMAGED THE LONGER THE

PRESSURE STAYS THERE, AND

THE MORE PERMANENT THE

DAMAGE TENDS TO BE.

YOU CAN BE PERMANENTLY IN A

VEGETATIVE STATE OR

PERMANENTLY PARALYZED OR

DIE.

Reporter: KAREEM'S

RECOVERY FAR EXCEEDED THE

EXPECTATIONS OF HIS MEDICAL

TEAM.

MY NEUROLOGIST,

DR. RANDOLPH GEORGE, PUT HIS

HAND ON MY SOLDIER AND

SHOULDER AND HE SAID, YOU

REALLY NEED TO FIND OUT WHY

YOU HAVE SURVIVED.

HE SAID, I'M VERY SERIOUS.

I'VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR

MANY YEARS, AND I'VE NEVER

SEEN THIS BEFORE.

I'M, LIKE, OKAY, I'M ALIVE

NOW, BUT WHY?

I DON'T KNOW.

Reporter: HE BEGAN

READING THE BOOK OF JOHN AND

MEETING WITH PASTORS IN

SEARCH OF HIS RECOVERY.

"I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH

AND THE LIFE.

NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER

EXCEPT THROUGH ME."

AND I STOPPED RIGHT THERE.

I CLOSED THE BIBLE, AND I

SAID, THAT ISN'T GOING TO

WORK BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO

COME TO THE FATHER AND LEAVE

MY FAMILY BEHIND IF THEY

DON'T TAKE THE SAME PATH I'M

TAKING.

WHERE ARE THEY GOING TO GO?

Reporter: THOUGH HE

LOVED WHAT HE READ IN THE

BIBLE ABOUT THE LOVE OF GOD,

BUT HE NEVER EMBRACED THE

LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST OUT OF

LOVE AND RESPECT FOR HIS

MUSLIM FAMILY.

UNTIL ONE DAY A FRIEND

CHALLENGED KAREEM TO PUT HIS

FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN THE

HANDS OF GOD.

I SAID IF IT IS JUST

JESUS AND ME, HE IS MY

EVERYTHING.

HE IS NOT ONLY MY SAVIOR, HE

IS MY EVERYTHING.

AND I SAID, WHAT ABOUT MY

FAMILY?

HE SAID, KAREEM, GOD WILL

TAKE CARE OF YOUR FAMILY.

BUT YOU NEED TO RESOLVE

KAREEM IN JESUS.

AND I STARTED CRYING.

THREE DAYS LATER, I STOPPED

CRYING.

I WAS REBORN.

REBORN.

REBORN.

I CAN'T SAY IT ENOUGH.

AND IT WOULD OPEN UP THE

DOOR TO THE LOVE THAT I

LONGED FOR MY ENTIRE LIFE.

THE GOD THAT I ALWAYS WANTED

WHEN I WAS A LITTLE BOY, NOW

HE LIVES IN ME.

BEFORE THAT POINT THE HOLY

SPIRIT WAS A FOREIGN

CONCEPT.

AFTER THAT POINT, THE HOLY

SPIRIT WAS RIGHT HERE.

DIRECTLY ME, GUIDING ME,

LOVING ME IN A WAY THAT I'VE

NEVER -- WORDS CAN'T EVEN

DESCRIBE IT, MAN.

IT'S PHENOMENAL.

I MEAN, IT'S PHENOMENAL.

Reporter: THUS FAR,

KAREEM'S FAMILY REMAINS

MUSLIM.

HE WROTE A BOOK DETAILING

HIS ROAD TO SALVATION FROM

HIS MUSLIM UPBRINGING IN

ME."

AND HE URGES PEOPLE OF ALL

FAITH TO TURN TO JESUSç AS

SAVIOR AND LORD.

THE POWER OF SALVATION IS

A BEAUTIFUL THING.

THE GRACE IN CHRISTIANITY,

THE SIMPLICITY OF THE FACT

THAT IT'S A GIFT.

IT'S NOT A THING YOU HAVE TO

WORK FOR.

MUSLIMS WORK THEIR WHOLE

LIFE TRYING TO PROVE

THEMSELVES GOOD AND

RIGHTEOUS.

WHY DO YOU WANT TO WORK SO

HARD FOR A GOD YOU'RE

SUPPOSED TO FEAR, WHO IS FAR

AWAY, WHO WILL NEVER COMMUNE

WITH YOU.

YOU CAN HAVE GOD IN YOUR

HEART.

WHO LOVES YOU

UNCONDITIONALLY.

THAT'S HOW GOD LOVES US.

LIKE A FATHER LOVES A SON.

WHY WOULD YOU WANT ANYTHING

ELSE?

Pat: KAREEM SAID IT

RIGHT, WHY WOULD YOU WANT

ANYTHING ELSE?

HE LOVES YOU

UNCONDITIONALLY.

HE LOVES YOU

UNCONDITIONALLY.

FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD

THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY

BEGOTTEN SON, THAT WHO SO

EVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHALL

NOT PERISH, BUT SHALL HAVE

EVERLASTING LIFE."

GOD DID NOT SEND HIS SON

INTO THE WORLD TO CONDEMN

THE WORLD, BUT THAT THE

WORLD, THROUGH HIM, MIGHT

HAVE LIFE.

IN HIM IS LIFE, AND THE LIFE

IS THE LIGHT OF MAN.

DO YOU WANT THAT LIGHT IN

YOU?

DO YOU WANT THAT LIFE IN

YOU?

JUST CALL UPON THE NAME OF

THE LORD.

THE BIBLE SAYS, WHOEVER WILL

CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE

LORD WILL BE SAVED.

CALL UPON HIM.

ASK HIM TO COME INTO YOUR

LIFE.

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE.

IF YOU NEED SOMEBODY TO HELP

YOU ALONG THE WAY, THE

TELEPHONE NUMBER IS

AVAILABLE, 1-800-759-0700.

IT'S A TOLL-FREE NUMBER.

IT'S TIME FOR US TO LEAVE

RIGHT NOW, BUT THE

COUNSELLING CENTERS ARE

AVAILABLE ALL DAY LONG.

YOU CAN CALL.

SOMEBODY IS THERE WHO CARES

ABOUT YOU.

WELL, WE LEAVE YOU WITH

TODAY'S POWER MINUTE FROM

LUKE 11: "ASK AND IT WILL BE

GIVEN TO YOU.

SEEK AND YOU WILL FIND.

KNOCK AND IT WILL BE OPEN TO

YOU.

FOR EVERY WHO ASKS,

RECEIVES.

AND FOR HIM WHO KNOCKS, IT

WILL BE OPEN."

TOMORROW YOU'RE GOING TO

MEET THE ROBOT THAT COULD BE

COMING TO YOUR WORKPLACE.

IT IS AN INTERESTING STORY

ABOUT A SCI-FI.

IN THE MEANTIME, FOR ALL OF

US HERE, THIS IS PAT

ROBERTSON AND THANK YOU FOR

BEING WITH US.

WE WILL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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