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The 700 Club - July 8, 2014

A jellyfish sting literally killed Ian McCormack while lobster diving in the Indian Ocean. Plus, Stephen declared he would never worship any God outside of his Hindu gods. Read Transcript


IT'S ALMOST AS IF TIME

STANDS STILL.

THE REAL-LIFE INSPIRATION

FOR THE NEW MOVIE, "THE

PERFECT WAVE."

I JUST WANT TO GET OUT

THERE AND DISCOVER FREEDOM.

STUNG BY A JELLYFISH, AND

YOU'LL BE SHOCKED WHEN YOU

LEARN WHAT HAPPENED NEXT.

I MAY NEVER LEAVE THIS

BEAUTIFUL ISLAND, AT LEAST

NOT IN THIS BODY.

*

Pat: WELL, WELCOME,

FOLKS, TO THIS EDITION OF

"THE 700 CLUB."

I WANT TO ASK YOU, YOU KNOW,

WE ARE GRIPPED BY GLOBAL

WARMING.

THE PLANET IS GETTING HOTTER

AND HOTTER.

SO THE CONCLUSION WOULD BE

THAT THERE IS A POLAR ICE

CAP OVER ANTARCTICA.

AND IF IT MELTS, WHAT

HAPPENS?

Terry: WELL, I'M SURE

WILDLIFE IS AFFECTED BY IT

UP THERE, BUT ALSO WARMING.

Pat: THE OCEANS RISE.

Terry: THE OCEANS

RISE.

Pat: THE PACIFIC

ISLANDS ARE INUNDATED, AND

THE CONGOS FLEE FOR SAFETY.

Terry: ARE THEY

WORRIED?

Pat: WE'LL TELL YOU

TODAY, IS THAT POLAR ICE CAP

SHRINKING ON EXPANDING?

IF IT IS EXPANDING, THEN IT

AIN'T GETTING HOTTER.

Terry: THERE IS SO MUCH

CONTROVERSY OVER THIS.

Pat: WE'LL HAVE A STORY

ON THAT.

Terry: I WAIT WITH

BAITED BREATH.

Pat: AND YOUR

CONTROVERSY WILL BE

SETTLED.

AS WE TOLD YOU ON THIS

PROGRAM, IT IS GETTING

HEATED UP IN THE MIDDLE

EAST.

THERE IS NO WAY THOSE GUYS

OVER THERE IN GAZA CAN DUMP

120 MISSILES A DAY IN ISRAEL

AND NOT HAVE SOMETHING

HAPPEN.

SO WAR MAY BE COMING TO THE

HOLY LAND.

ISRAEL HAS LAUNCHED A

MILITARY ATTACK AGAINST

HAMAS TO PROTECT ISRAELI

CITIZENS.

Terry: AND ISRAEL HAS

CALLED UP SOME OF ITS ARMY

RESERVES FOR A POSSIBLE

GROUND INVASION.

CHRIS MITCHELL BRINGS US THE

STORY.

Reporter: OVER THE PAST

FEW WEEKS, MORE THAN 200

ROCKETS HAVE SLAMMED INTO

SOUTHERN ISRAEL FROM GAZA.

SIRENS HAVE BEEN HEARD IN

TEL AVIV AND JERUSALEM.

THE FRONT LINE OF THIS

BATTLE IS GAZA CITY.

WE CAN HEAR RIGHT NOW THE

STRIKING TARGETS HERE IN

GAZA CITY.

THAT'S WHERE MANY OF THE

ROCKETS FROM HAMAS HAVE BEEN

FIRED FROM.

NOW YOU CAN SEE THE PLUME OF

SMOKE IN THE DISTANCE, WHERE

THEY'RE RESPONDING.

FOR ISRAELIS LIVING UNDER

THE SHADOW OF THESE ATTACKS,

IT CAN BE TERRIFYING.

EVEN WHEN EVERYTHING

SEEMS TO BE QUIET, YOU HAVE

TO BE READY FROM YOUR

INSIDE, THAT MAYBE IN A

COUPLE OF MINUTES YOU WILL

HEAR THE ALARM, AND THEN YOU

HAVE 10 MINUTES -- 10

SECONDS TO SAVE YOUR LIFE,

TO RUN TO A SHELTER.

AND IT'S CRAZY.

WE DEFINITELY EXPECT THIS

TO ESCALATE.

WE SHOULD BE EXPECTING TODAY

A SIREN GOING OFF OUTSIDE

THE TEL AVIV REGION.

Reporter: THIS MAN SAYS

THERE IS A MAJOR DIFFERENCE

BETWEEN THE WAY HAMAS FIRES

ITS ROCKETS AND HOW ISRAEL

RESPONDS.

HAMAS ARE FIRING THE

ROCKETS TOWARDS THE CITIZEN

POPULATIONS IN SOUTHERN

ISRAEL.

WHEN ISRAEL TRIES TO

RETALIATE, IT USES THE BEST

TECHNOLOGY, TO TARGET GAZA,

NEVER THE POPULATION.

Reporter: THE AIR FORCE

ESTIMATES THAT HAMAS HAS

FIRED NEARLY 90% OF ITS

ROCKETS.

ISRAEL SAYS ITS ACTIONS ARE

JUSTIFIED.

THE PRESENCE, WITH THE

RANGE OF THEIR ROCKETS

IMPROVING, HAMAS HAS MANAGED

TO FORCE ONE MILLION

ISRAELIS INTO SHELTERS.

THE GOVERNMENT OF ISRAEL

WILL NOT TOLERATE THAT

SITUATION CONTINUING.

Reporter: THE U.S.

STATE DEPARTMENT SAYS ISRAEL

HAS THE RIGHT TO DEFEND

ITSELF, AND WE CERTAINLY

SUPPORT THAT.

THERE IS NO COUNTRY IN

THE WORLD THAT WOULD

TOLERATE EVEN ONE ROCKET

BEING FIRED TOWARDS A

TERRITORY.

Reporter: FROM THIS

VANTAGE FORCE, YOU CAN SEE

HAMAS FIRE ITS ROCKETS AND

SEE THE ISRAELI AIR FORCE

FIRE BACK.

THIS IS THE FRONT LINES OF

WHAT COULD BE A MUCH WIDER

CONFRONTATION.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS, ON

THE ISRAELI-GAZA BORDER.

Pat: IT WAS FOLLY WHEN

THE ISRAELIS GAVE UP GAZA IN

A SO-CALLED PEACE MOVE.

IT WAS NOT A SMART MOVE.

AND IT HAS BEEN A TROUBLED

SPOT EVER SINCE.

THAT THING IS SEIZING WITH

HATRED, AND IT IS JUST NOT

SETTLED.

LET'S ASSUME YOU LIVE IN

DETROIT OR BUFFALO, AND

EVERY DAY THERE ARE 100

ROCKETS COMING IN FROM

CANADA.

WHAT WOULD WE DO?

I'LL TELL YOU WHAT WE WOULD

DO?

WE'D START A WAR.

WE WOULDN'T TAKE THAT FOR

ONE MINUTE.

BUT WE EXPECT THE ISRAELIS

TO GRIN IN BEAR IT.

THEY'RE NOT GOING TO GRIN

AND BEAR IT ANY LONGER.

WHAT THESE PEOPLE DO IS HIDE

IN CIVILIAN PLACEMENTS, AND

THEN THEY HAVE MOBILE

LAUNCHES.

AND WHEN THEY GET THROUGH

FIRING A FEW ROCKETS, THEY

PICK UP AND RUN TO SOME

PLACE ELSE.

AGAIN, IN THE MIDDLE OF

CIVILIANS.

IT IS TERRIBLE.

HERE AT HOME, THERE IS AN

UNTOLD STORY ON THE

IMMIGRATION CRISIS IN

TEXAS.

JOHN JESSUP HAS MORE ON THAT

FROM WASHINGTON.

HERE IS JOHN.

Reporter: PAT, SOME

CHURCHES IN TEXAS ARE

FRUSTRATED BECAUSE THEY WANT

TO HELP THE FLOOD OF YOUNG

IMMIGRANT CHILDREN ACROSS

THE BORDER.

THEY'RE STILL WAITING TO

HEAR HOW THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT WILL USE THEM.

THEIR HOPE IS THEY'LL SOON

BE ABLE TO MINISTER

DIRECTING TO THESE KIDS.

HEATHER CELLS BRINGS US THAT

STORY FROM McCOWEN,

TEXAS.

Reporter: MANY TEXAS

CHURCHES HAVE KNOWN FOR

MONTHS ABOUT THE TIDALWAVE

OF IMMIGRANT CHILDREN

CROSSING THE BORDER.

BORDER PATROL AGENTS HAVE

ALREADY DETAINED MORE THAN

50,000.

CHILDREN AS YOUNG AT SIX ARE

CROSSING THE BORDER HERE ON

THEIR OWN, SPIRRED ON BY

PARENTS WHO FEAR FOR THEIR

LIVES.

HISPANIC BAPTIST LEADERS

TOOK TIME OUT TO PRAY AT THE

BORDER.

THEIR CONCERN, THE SAFETY

AND SALVATION OF THESE

KIDS.

THEIR FRUSTRATION, NO WAY TO

CONNECT WITH OR MINISTER TO

THEM THE HOPE THAT ONGOING

CONVERSATION WITH THE

WHITEHOUSE WILL LEAD TO THAT

ACCESS.

WE HAVE AN ARMY OF

CHAPLAINS, AN ARMY OF

DISASTER RELIEF TRAINED

CHILDREN, AND AN ARMY OF

PEOPLE WHO ARE READY.

Reporter: PASTOR CHAD

MASON WORKS THE PHONES

DAILY, TRYING TO FIND WAYS

TO HELP THESE CHILDREN, AND

FIELDING CALLS FROM CHURCHES

THAT WANT TO HELP.

HE KNOWS FIRSTHAND OF THE

NEED BECAUSE MANY BORDER

PATROL AGENTS WORSHIP AT HIS

CHURCH.

THEY TELL US THE STORY OF

KIDS WHO ARE IN THEIR CARE,

WHO ARE TRAUMATIZED FROM

WHAT THEY'VE SEEN, OR THEIR

INCREDIBLY IMPOVERISHED, AND

YOU WONDER, HOW ARE YOU

DEALING WITH THAT?

BECAUSE WE KNOW THE BORDER

PATROL IS NOT DESIGNED TO BE

A CHILD CARE FACILITY.

Reporter: RIGHT NOW THE

BORDER PATROL ARE DETAINED

KIDS FOR AS MANY AS 14

DAYS.

A CONDITION HUMAN RIGHTS

ACTIVISTS SAY IS

UNACCEPTABLE.

BUT BY LAW, THEY CANNOT

QUICKLY RETURN THE CHILDREN

FROM CENTRAL AMERICA BACK TO

THEIR HOME COUNTRIES.

THEY MUST SCREEN THEM AS

POTENTIAL TRAFFICKING

VICTIMS OR REFUGEES.

THAT LEAVES THOUSANDS OF

KIDS STRANDED IN BORDER

PATROL STATIONS FOR DAYS.

AND AFTER THAT, IN HEALTH

AND HUMAN SERVICE FACILITIES

FOR POSSIBLY MONTHS.

THAT'S WHAT BREAKS OUR

HEARTS.

WE KNOW THERE IS A NEED.

AND AT THIS POINT WE HAVE NO

ACCESS TO TRY TO CARE FOR

THAT NEED.

Reporter: ONE WAY THE

CHURCHES ARE HELPING ARE BY

SIMPLY DOING LAUNDRY.

THIS BEDDING IS FOR WOMEN

AND CHILDREN WHO ARE JUST

COMING TO BORDER PATROL

STATIONS.

THE BORDER PATROL RELEASES

IMMIGRANT WOMEN WITH THEIR

CHILDREN AT BUS STATIONS

ACROSS SOUTH TEXAS.

WITH THEIR DEPORTATION

HEARINGS MONTHS AWAY,

THEY'RE FREE TO GO FOR NOW.

THOUGH BY SOME ESTIMATES,

HUGE NUMBERS OF THEM WILL

NEVER SHOW UP.

CAVALRY BAPTIST AND OTHER

CHURCHES ARE WORKING WITH

CATHOLIC CHARITIES TO CARE

FOR THESE FAMILIES.

THEY'RE OFTEN IN DIRE NEED

OF MEDICAL CARE AND CLEAN

CLOTHES.

WE DON'T FORESEE THIS

ENDING ANY TIME SOON.

Reporter: THIS WEEK THE

NATIONAL HISPANIC CHRISTIAN

LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE IS

TELLING CENTRAL AMERICAN

PARENTS, KEEP YOUR KIDS AT

HOME.

THE CONCERN: UNACCOMPANIED

CHILDREN WHO COULD FALL

VICTIM TO THE SAME DRUG

GANGS THAT THREATEN THEM IN

THEIR COUNTRIES.

IN THE MEANTIME, TEXAS

CHURCHES ARE STANDING BY,

READY TO HELP THOSE WHO DO

DECIDE TO COME.

IN THE FUTURE, WE'LL HAVE

TO FIGURE OUT WHAT'S RIGHT

AND WHAT'S WRONG.

BUT BIBLICALLY, WE'RE GOING

TO LOVE PEOPLE RIGHT NOW.

WE'RE GOING TO SHARE THAT

LOVE AND COMPASSION TO THOSE

WHO NEED IT THE MOST.

Reporter: REPORTING IN

McCOWEN, TEXAS, HEATHER

CELLS, CBN NEWS.

THE AMOUNT OF ANTARCTIC

SEA ICE REACHED AN ALL TIME

HIGH LAST MONTH.

THAT CON FOUND CLIMATE

CHANGE COMPUTER MODELS WHO

SAY IT SHOULD BE DECLINING,

NOT INCREASING.

THE ICE COVERS ABOUT

6.2 MILLION SQUARE MILES.

THAT'S ABOUT 800,000 MORE

THAN NORMAL AT THIS TIME OF

YEAR.

THE DAILY MAIL SAYS THAT

MEANS AN AREA THE SIZE OF

GREENLAND, WHICH WOULD

NORMALLY BE OPEN WATER, IS

NOW FROZEN OVER.

PAT, THAT WARMTH SEEMS TO

CONTRADICT ANOTHER NASA

STUDY THAT WAS PUBLISHED

EARLIER THIS YEAR THAT SAID

THE POLAR ICE CAPS WERE

MELTING AT AN UNSTOPPABLE

RATE.

Pat: YOU DON'T KNOW WHO

TO BELIEVE.

BUT I BELIEVE AT THIS POINT

OF TIME, ANYBODY WHO SAYS

THAT THE SCIENCE OF GLOBAL

WARMING IS FLAWED -- EXCUSE

ME, HE IS LABELLED AS A

CLIMATE DENIER, AND HE WILL

BE EXCLUDED FROM FACULTY

POINTS IN UNIVERSITIES AND

HE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO

LECTURE BECAUSE THAT IS THE

PREVAILING WISDOM OF THE

POLITICALLY CORRECT CROWD.

BUT THE TRUTH IS THE CLIMATE

ISN'T GETTING WARMER.

WE'RE HAVING ONE OF THE

COLDEST DECADES IN 50, 100

YEARS.

AND SO THAT'S PROBABLY GOOD

NEWS.

BUT, NEVERTHELESS, THOSE WHO

HAVE RUN THEIR HANDS,

THEY'VE STAKED THEIR ENTIRE

CAREERS ON THE FACT THAT

THINGS ARE GETTING HOTTER,

AND IT'S ALL BEING CAUSED BY

POLLUTION.

AND IT'S CAUSED BY CARS.

AND ITS CAUSED BY COAL.

AND IT'S CAUSED BY ALL OF

THESE TERRIBLE THINGS WE

HUMANS DO TO THE PLANET.

THOSE PEOPLE -- IT'S A

POLITICAL AGENDA, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN.

I DON'T WANT TO POLLUTE THE

ENVIRONMENT ANY MORE THAN

YOU DO.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, YOU

CAN'T HAVE SOMEBODY TRYING

TO GET A POLITICAL AGENDA

WHICH SAYS I WANT TO HAVE

MORE GOVERNMENT CONTROL OVER

THE INDUSTRIAL BASE OF OUR

SOCIETY.

AND THAT'S WHAT THIS IS ALL

ABOUT.

IT IS SOCIALISM WITH A

DIFFERENT FACE.

AND THE PREVAILING WISDOM,

THOUGH, ANTARCTIC TURNED IT

ON ITS EAR.

JOHN?

Reporter: PAT, TURNING

TO HEALTH NEWS, THE MAIN

REASON MORE PEOPLE ARE OBESE

MAY BE THAT THEY'RE LESS

ACTIVE, NOT BECAUSE THEY'RE

EATING MORE.

RESEARCHERS FROM STANFORD

UNIVERSITY LOOKED OVER

NATIONAL HEALTH SURVEYS

SPANNING 20 YEARS, AND FOUND

THAT PEOPLE AREN'T EATING

MORE NOW, BUT THEY DO HAVE

MORE LEISURE TIME ON THEIR

HANDS.

AND STARTING IN THE LATE

1980s, FAR MORE AMERICANS

HAVE BECOME OBESE.

THE STUDY CAN'T SAY IF

INACTIVITY IS THE CAUSE OF

WEIGHT GAIN, BUT EXPERTS SAY

STAYING ACTIVE AND EXERCISE

ARE IMPORTANT FOR

MAINTAINING A HEALTHY

WEIGHT, ALONG WITH AN

HEALTHY DIET.

IT IS SAFE TO ASSUME THAT

INACTIVITY AND WEIGHT GAIN

HAS A LOT TO DO WITH NEW

TECHNOLOGIES THAT DIDN'T

EXIST BEFORE.

Pat: AND ADDING HIGH

FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP INTO

EVERYTHING.

MY WIFE UNCOVERED A

CONTAINER OF A DRINK THAT

SAID IT WAS CALLED "SPLASH,"

AND IT WAS MADE OUT OF FRUIT

JUICES.

AND IT LOOKED SO HEALTHY.

BUT HER HUSBAND READ THE

LABEL.

[LAUGHTER]

Pat: YOU TRY TO TEACH

PEOPLE, READ THE LABEL.

AND GUESS WHAT IT SAID ON

THE LABEL, RIGHT OFF THE

TOP?

Terry: HIGH FRUCTOSE

CORN SYRUP.

Pat: YOU GOT IT.

Terry: AND IT IS PUT ON

THERE IN THE ORDER IN WHICH

IS THE HIGHEST CONCENTRATION

IS IN IT.

SO YOU REALLY DO HAVE TO

READ THE LABEL.

Pat: YOU THINK, I'M

GETTING A HEALTHY JUICE FROM

A WELL-KNOWN COMPANY.

AND AREN'T THEY BEING NICE

TO HAVE THIS NICE, HEALTHY

PRODUCT.

Terry: THEY CARE ABOUT

YOU SO MUCH.

Pat: THEY CARE ABOUT ME

SO MUCH, THEY WANT ME TO GET

FAT.

IT IS REALLY DISGUSTING WHAT

IS HAPPENING.

IT IS REALLY GETTING BAD.

Terry: I THINK THERE IS

SOMETHING TO WHAT IS

REPORTED ON AS WELL, THAT WE

ARE SITTING MORE.

EVEN WHEN WE GO HOME, WE'RE

ON CELL PHONES AND

TECHNOLOGY --

Pat: I'M SURE SOONER OR

LATER THEY'LL GET A NICE

TREADMILL FOR ME.

AND I DON'T WANT IT.

I LIKE SITTING HERE.

IT IS KIND OF NICE.

Terry: WELL, COMING UP,

A MARRIAGE ON THE ROCKS.

I FELT STUCK AND TRAPPED,

AND I EVEN THOUGHT ABOUT HIM

DYING BECAUSE I FELT LIKE

THAT WAS THE ONLY WAY OUT.

THAT WAS PROBABLY THE

THING THAT HURT ME THE

MOST.

Terry: SEE HOW THIS

COUPLE'S MARRIAGE WAS

SAVED.

AND WHAT THEY LEARNED COULD

HELP YOU AND YOUR SPOUSE.

Pat: WOULDN'T YOU BE

SURPRISED IF YOU THOUGHT YOU

HAD A REALLY HAPPY MARRIAGE,

AND EVERYTHING WAS GOING

GREAT, BUT YOUR PARTNER WAS

SECRETLY PLOTTING YOUR

DEATH?

THEY JUST COULDN'T WAIT

UNTIL YOU DIE BECAUSE THE

MARRIAGE WAS SO MISERABLE.

COULD YOU IMAGINE THAT?

THE ANSWER IS, YES, YOU

CAN.

ANGELA DAVIS WAS SO

MISERABLE SHE ONCE LOOKED

FORWARD TO THE DEATH OF HER

HUSBAND.

'TIL DEATH DO US PART, AND

SHE WANTED IT TO COME

QUICK.

BUT NOT ANYMORE.

NOW THE CHRISTIAN

PSYCHOTHERAPIST BELIEVES IT

IS POSSIBLE TO FIX A BROKEN

MARRIAGE, NO MATTER HOW BAD

IT SEEMS.

AND ALL IT TAKES IS YOU --

YOU!

PAUL STRAND BRINGS US THIS

ENCOURAGING STORY.

Reporter: ANGEL DAVIS

EXPECTED THE PERFECT

CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE WITH

HUSBAND LEE.

BUT WHEN HE DIDN'T MEASURE

UP TO HIR EXPECTATIONS AND

WOULDN'T PUT UP WITH HER

TRYING TO CHANGE HIM, SHE

BEGAN FANTASIZING A WAY

OUT.

BECAUSE I'M A CHRISTIAN,

I DIDN'T THINK I COULD HAVE

A WAY OUT.

I EVEN THOUGHT ABOUT HIM

DYING BECAUSE I FELT IT WAS

THE ONLY WAY OUT.

THAT'S HOW DARK MY HEART

THAT GOTTEN.

THAT WAS PROBABLY THE

THING THAT HURT ME THE

MOST.

Reporter: LEE THINGS

ANGEL SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN

DEPENDING ON HIM FOR THE

THINGS THAT ARE AT THE

DEEPEST LEVEL.

YOUR SPOUSE CAN'T MAKE

YOU HAPPY.

Reporter: AND THIS

PSYCHOTHERAPIST SAID SHE WAS

EVEN LISTENING TO SATAN'S

TWISTED WORDS.

I THOUGHT IF I LEFT MY

HUSBAND, I COULD DO MORE FON

THE LORD.

Reporter: BUT A FRIEND

BROUGHT ANGEL TO A

LIFE-CHANGING MOMENT.

SHE LOOKED ME IN THE EYE

AND SAID, ANGEL, WHERE IN

THE BIBLE DOES IT SAY YOU

CAN DO THIS.

IT WAS LIKE COLD WATER IN MY

FACE.

Reporter: THAT'S WHEN

SHE TRULY SURRENDERED HER

MARRIAGE TO HERSELF AND TO

GOD.

SHE AND BEGAN WITH THE

PRINCIPLES OF HOW ONE SPOUSE

CAN CHANGE THE MARRIAGE.

NOW SHE HAS A BOOK, "THE

PERFECTING STORM," IT IS THE

SECRET OF CHANGING YOUR

SPOUSE FOR THE BETTER, BUT

STARTS WITH YOU CHANGING

FIRST.

HER FRIENDS, RON AND KARRIE,

WITH TOTTERING ON THE EDGE

OF DIVORCE WHEN KARRIE FOUND

HER HUSBAND WAS HAVING AN

AFFAIR.

BUT SHE HEARD GOD TELL HER

THIS ABOUT RON.

I WAS TO TAKE HIM BACK

AND WE WERE SUPPOSED TO

FORGE A PATH OF

RECONCILIATION.

Reporter: RON'S SEXUAL

SINS CAUSED HIM HIS JOB AND

HOME, BUT KARRIE TOLD HIM

WHAT SHE HEARD FROM GOD.

FOR HER TO BE OBEDIENT TO

THAT, DESPITE THE FACT SHE

WAS UNDERGOING SO MUCH PAIN

AND SO MUCH HURT, ALL I

COULD DO WAS, IN ALL

HONESTY, I LOST IT.

I BROKE DOWN AND SOBBED IN

FRONT OF HER.

HE IS EXTREMELY GRATEFUL

BECAUSE HE KNOWS THAT I

BASICALLY GAVE HIM A GIFT

THAT HE DID NOT DESERVE.

Reporter: KARRIE'S

WILLINGNESS TO BEND AND

CHANGE LED RON TO WANT TO

BEND AND CHANGE.

NOW THEY SAY THEIR 29-YEAR

MARRIAGE IS BETTER THAN

EVER.

WHEN YOU PUT ASIDE YOUR

FEELINGS AND ARGUMENTS, AND

YOU SAY, I'M GOING TO OBEY

GOD, LIKE SHE DID, RADICAL

THINGS HAPPEN.

IT IS POSSIBLE FOR YOUR

MARRIAGE TO BE RESTORED.

IT IS POSSIBLE TO FALL IN

LOVE WITH YOUR HUSBAND ONCE

AGAIN.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

ANGEL WAS PRACTICING THE

SAME THING KARRIE HAD DONE

WHEN RON AND KARRIE'S

MARRIAGE SEEME

D

DOOM.

LIKE LETTING GOD CHANGE HER,

RATHER THAN INSISTING HER

HUSBAND CHANGE.

LIKE BEGINNING TO SHOW LEE

REAL RESPECT BECAUSE GOD

SAID TO.

AND GUESS WHAT?

HE STARTED ACTING THE WAY I

HAD LONGED FOR HIM TO ACT

ALL THOSE YEARS.

Reporter: ALL OF THIS

TAKES LEARNING TO HEAR GOD'S

VOICE AND OBEY HIS MARCHING

ORDERS.

I IT JUST GIVES

CERTAINTY, SECURITY, AND

DIRECTION.

HE IS TALKING ALL OF THE

TIME, BUT WE HAVE TO FIGURE

OUT HOW TO HEAR IT.

HE IS THE STILL, SMALL

VOICE.

Reporter: GOD TAUGHT

HER, HER REAL ENEMY WASN'T

LEE, BUT THE REAL ENEMY, THE

DEVIL WHO WANTS TO DESTROY

MARRIAGES.

I WAS LOOKING AT MY

HUSBAND AS THE ENEMY.

AND IT WAS LIKE GOD TOOK THE

VEIL OFF, AND I SAW I'M

FIGHTING THE WRONG BATTLE.

Reporter: AS ANGEL WAS

SHARING THESE PRINCIPLES,

OTHERS HAVE SEEN THEIR

MARRIAGES PROFIT, LIKE CLAY

AND DEBBIE.

I SPENT LESS TIME

WORRYING ABOUT WHAT CLAY WAS

DOING, AND I STARTED WORKING

ON MY OWN SELF, AND GETTING

MY ACT TOGETHER.

I DON'T THINK IT HAS EVER

BEEN BETTER, AND I FEEL IT

IS LARGELY DUE TO HER.

Reporter: LESLIE

MCCULLAH IS SO ENTHUSIASTIC

ABOUT "THE PERFECTING

STORM,STORM," THEY WERE

SELLING IT AT THEIR STORE.

AND THE AUTHOR BELIEVES WITH

ALL HER HEART IN WHAT SHE

HAS WRITTEN, BECAUSE SHE HAS

SEEN IT AFFECT HER OWN

MARRIAGE AND THOSE AROUND

HER.

ANGEL GUARANTEES HE'LL GIVE

YOU HIS DIVIDE GUIDELINES,

AND HIS PLANS TO MAKE YOUR

MARRIAGE WORK.

AND THEN YOU REALLY WILL

HAVE A MARRIAGE MADE IN

HEAVEN.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS,

REPORTING FROM ATHENS,

GEORGIA.

Pat: IN THE MIDST OF

ALL OF THESE PROBLEMS WE'RE

HAVING, PAUL IS BRINGING US

HAPPY NEWS FROM ATHENS,

GEORGIA.

Pat: THE BOOK IS CALLED

"THE PERFECTING STORM."

Terry: IF ONE OF THAT

UNION DECIDES TO SURRENDER

TO GOD, THE OTHER ONE HAS TO

BE IMPACTED BY GOD.

Pat: IT IS NOT IN THE

STARS.

IT'S IN OURSELVES.

AND I THINK THAT IS VERY

WISE.

SO FIX YOUR MARRIAGE.

FIX YOURSELVES.

THAT'S THE MESSAGE, "THE

PERFECTING STORM."

I HOPE IT DOES SOMEBODY SOME

GOOD.

YOU CAN GET IT SOME

PLACE --

Terry: PROBABLY SOME

CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORES, AND

WHEREVER BOOKS ARE SOLD.

Pat: WE'VE GOT A

TREMENDOUS TESTIMONY OF

SOMEBODY, AND THEY MADE A

MOVIE ABOUT IT.

TELL US ABOUT IT.

Terry: UP NEXT, THE

SURFER WHO WAS STUNG BY FIVE

LETHAL JELLYFISH, AND WAS

LEFT DEAD FOR 50 MINUTES.

WE ARE GOING TO TALK ABOUT

THE MOVIE BASED ON REAL

LIFE.

ALL THANK YOU VERY MUCH

AFTER THIS.

Terry: A NEW MOVIE IS

ABOUT TO MAKE A SPLASH AT

THE BOX OFFICE.

IT'S CALLED "THE PERFECT

WAVE," BUT IT IS MUCH MORE

THAN A SURFING MOVIE.

THIS FILM TELLS THE REAL

STORY OF IAN MCCORMICK'S

NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE.

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE A SNEAK

PEEK.

THEY SAY THE BEST SURFER

IN THE WORLD IS HAVING THE

MOST FUN.

IT'S NOT ABOUT COMPETITION.

IT'S SIMPLY ABOUT THE

MOMENT.

IF I DON'T DO THIS NOW, I

NEVER WILL.

LEAVING HOME, MY MOM HAD A

PREMONITION SOMETHING MIGHT

HAPPEN.

AND ME, WELL, I JUST WANT TO

GET OUT THERE AND DISCOVER

FREEDOM.

ARE YOU GOING TO TELL ME

ABOUT THIS FIRST WAVE?

IT'S ALMOST AS IF TIME

STANDS STILL.

I MAY NEVER LEAVE THIS

BEAUTIFUL ISLAND, AT LEAST

NOT IN THIS BODY.

Terry: IAN MCCORMICK IS

WITH US.

AND WE WELCOME YOU BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

THANKS, TERRY.

Terry: FASCINATING TO

HEAR THIS TODAY FROM YOUR

OWN MOUTH.

TALK ABOUT WHAT -- IN 1982,

YOU WERE CHASING THE PERFECT

WAVE.

WERE YOU SORT OF TRAVELLING

AROUND THE WORLD.

TELL US WHAT WAS GOING ON IN

YOUR LIFE.

I LOVE SURFING, I LOVE

TRAVELLING.

BUT I THINK DEEP INSIDE, I

WAS LOOKING FOR THE MEANING

AND TRUTH TO LIFE.

I REALLY WANTED TO KNOW,

WHAT IS LIFE ALL ABOUT?

Terry: SO HERE YOU ARE,

WHERE WERE YOU?

IN THE INDIAN OCEAN, JUST

OFF MATAGASCAR.

Terry: AND YOU'RE IN

THE WATER AND YOU ENCOUNTER

FIVE JELLYFISH?

FIVE JELLYFISH.

Terry: DID YOU KNOW AT

THE TIME YOU WERE BEING

STUNG BY SO MANY?

AND WHAT WENT THROUGH YOUR

MIND?

THERE WERE MANY IN THE

WATER, BUT WHEN I FIRST WENT

IN, I COULDN'T SEE THEM.

THE CREOLES CALL THEM THE

INVISIBLE ONE.

I WAS A LIFEGUARD, AND I

HEARD ABOUT THEM, BUT IN

THOSE YEARS, I HAD YET TO

READ AN ENCYCLOPEDIA.

THERE WAS NO INTERNET.

I NEVER ENCOUNTERED THEM

BEFORE.

AND I WAS HIT BY FIVE OF

THEM.

Terry: DID YOU KNOW

RIGHT AWAY WHAT WAS

HAPPENING TO YOU?

IT IS EXCRUCIATING PAIN.

I IMMEDIATELY SHOWED THE

SURFERS WHAT HAPPENED.

AND ONE OF THEM WOULD KILL

ME.

AND THEY SAID, GO TO A

HOSPITAL.

THEY TOLD ME TO IMMEDIATELY

GET TO A HOSPITAL.

Terry: BUT YOUR NOT

NEAR A HOSPITAL.

HERE YOU ARE OUT ON A

BEACH.

WHAT DID YOU DO?

TELL ME ABOUT IT.

THE YOUNG BOY TOOK ME TO

SHORE AND TOLD ME TO URINATE

ON MY ARM.

I COLLAPSED WHEN I HIT THE

BEACH.

THE BOY DRAGGED ME OUT OF

THE BOAT, AND HE TALKED IN

FRENCH ABOUT GOING TO SAVE

HIS BROTHER.

AND I SAID, NO, AMBULANCE.

AND HE TOOK OFF AND LEFT ME,

FRIGHTENED HIS BROTHERS

WOULD BE KILLED BY THEM,

ALSO.

Terry: SO AT THIS

POINT, YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN.

YOU'RE LEFT ON THE BEACH.

WHAT DID YOU DO?

JUST GATHER ENOUGH

STRENGTH --

NORMALLY THEY KILL IN

THREE TO FOUR MINUTES, BUT

ON THE EXTREMITIES, THREE TO

FOUR MINUTES.

SO I'M ON THE EDGE OF

DEATH.

I HEARD THIS AUDIBLE VOICE

SAYING, SON, IF YOU CLOSE

YOUR EYES, YOU WILL NEVER

WAKE AGAIN.

I HAD NO IDEA THAT THAT WAS

GOD.

WE FOUND OUT LATER THAT MY

SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE.

AND EVEN THOUGH WE'RE

LOST -- GOD LOVED US EVEN

WHEN WERE WE ARE SINNERS,

AND I'M A BLACK SHEEP.

I DON'T KNOW THE LORD.

IMENI'M AN ATHEIST.

BUT THANK GOD BACK AT HOME I

HAVE A MOTHER WHO IS

PRAYING.

SO MY MOTHER IS PRAYING, AND

GOD IS SPEAKING TO ME.

Terry: YOU LITERALLY

DRAG YOURSELF UP TO A ROAD.

TELL US WHAT HAPPENED THEN?

IT IS A LONG STORY, BUT

EVENTUALLY THEY GET ME INTO

AN AMBULANCE.

AND I START GOING INTO THE

DEATH RATTLE SONG.

I'M SHAKING AND I'M

DEHYDRATED.

I'M LYING IN THE AMBULANCE,

AND MY LIFE STARTS FLASHING

BEFORE ME.

THIS HAPPENS BEFORE YOU

DIE.

THE NEXT MINUTE I SEE MY MOM

ON HER KNEES, PRAYING.

AND I'M SHAKING.

AND MY MOM IS SAYING WHAT

SHE TOLD ME WHEN I WAS

CONCERNED AS A 14-YEAR-OLD

BOY, WHEN I WALKED AWAY FROM

CHURCH.

SHE SAID, IAN, NO MATTER HOW

FAR FROM GOD YOU MAY BE, NO

MATTER WHAT YOU'VE DONE

WRONG, IF YOU CALL TO GOD

FROM YOUR HEART, GOD WILL

HEAR YOU, AND GOD WILL

FORGIVE YOU.

Terry: WHEN THE WAVES

ARE ALL GOING RIGHT, AND

WHEN EVERYTHING IN LIFE IS

MOVING YOUR WAY, IT'S SO

EASY TO JUST DO YOUR OWN

THING.

AND IN A MOMENT, IT CAN

CHANGE.

THAT'S RIGHT.

Terry: SO YOU GET TO

THE HOSPITAL, BUT, IAN, TIME

HAS RUN OUT.

WELL, THANK GOD IN THAT

AMBULANCE, I PRAYED.

I SAID, GOD, IF YOU ARE

REAL, HELP ME TO PRAY.

AND THE LORD'S PRAYER

APPEARED.

I SAID, LORD, SO MANY

THINGS, I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU

CAN FORGIVE ME.

AND THE WORDS WERE FORGIVE

THOSE WHO SINNED AGAINST

YOU, AND I SAID, THAT'S EASY

BECAUSE I'M NOT A REVENGEFUL

PERSON.

I DIDN'T REALIZE IF WE DON'T

FORGIVE OTHERS, GOD WILL NOT

FORGIVE US OUR SINS.

SO I FORGAVE THEM, AND THY

WILL BE DONE.

AS I PRAYED, INCREDIBLE

PEACE ENTERED ME, WHICH

HASN'T LEFT ME IN 33 YEARS.

Terry: I CAN SEE YOU'RE

STILL TOUCHED BY THE TRUTH

OF WHAT GOD REVEALED TO YOU

IN THOSE MOMENTS.

YEAH, WELL, ETERNAL LIFE

IS FROM A GOD WHO HAS

ETERNAL LOVE.

Terry: YOU WERE DEAD

FOR 15 MINUTES.

WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU DURING

THAT TIME?

IN THE HOSPITAL, THEY

LOST ME.

I FLATLINED.

AS I CAME OUT OF MY BODY, I

WAS TRANSLATED INTO COMPLETE

DARKNESS.

I SAID, WHAT HAPPENED?

DID THEY TURN THE LIGHTS

OUT?

I GROPED AROUND IN THE

DARKNESS, AND COULDN'T FIND

ANYTHING.

I LIFTED MY HAND TO MY FACE,

SURELY I CAN TOUCH MY FACE.

MY HAND WENT STRAIGHT

THROUGH MY FACE.

MY BODY COULDN'T FIND THEM.

I FOUND OUT LATER THAT WHEN

A MAN DIES, HIS SPIRIT

LEAVES HIS BODY.

I'M STANDING THERE, OUTSIDE

OF IT, AND I'M HEARING

CRITICAL VOICES SAYING, SHUT

UP.

YOU DESERVE TO BE HERE.

YOU'RE IN HELL.

I THOUGHT, THIS CAN'T BE

HELL.

AND, OF COURSE, I REALIZE

THAT THE FRUIT OF THE FLESH

IS MORALITY AND DRUNKENNESS,

BUT WHEN YOU'RE OUT OF YOUR

BODY, YOU CAN'T FULFILL

THEM.

THIS IS THE PARABLE -- THE

METAPHOR.

PSALM 23, THE LORD IS MY

SHEPHERD.

EVEN THOUGH I WALK THROUGH

THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF

DEATH, HE IS WITHIN ME.

I STOOD THERE, REALIZING

THAT EVIL CAN'T TOUCH ME.

LIGHT PIERCES THROUGH THE

DARKNESS.

I'M DRAWN UP THROUGH THIS

TUNNEL OF LIFE THROUGH WAVES

OF COMFORT AND PEACE AND

JOY.

I TURNED MY HEAD TO RIGHT

AND SEE MY BODY IS OUTSIDE

ITS PHYSICAL FORM, BUT MY

HANDS ARE LIKE A BEAM OF

LIGHT.

IT SAYS WE WILL BE

TRANSFORMED.

FIRST THE NATURAL AND THE

HEAVENLY.

AND DEATH, WHERE IT WILL

STING, IT'S SIN, BUT THANK

GOD I'VE BEEN FORGIVEN OF

IT.

SO I'M SEEING MY BODY

OUTSIDE OF ITS PHYSICAL

FORM, BUT IT IS MY BODY.

Terry: WOW!

I COME OUT OF THIS TUNNEL

OF LIGHT INTO A KINGDOM OF

RADIANCE.

THIS LIGHT IS SO

INCREDIBLE.

AND WHAT I NOW KNOW IT IS

THE GLORY OF GOD SHINING

AROUND CHRIST IN WAVES OF

LOVE.

WAVE AFTER WAVE AFTER WAVE

OF LOVE.

Terry: WHAT DID YOU

THINK?

WHAT WENT THROUGH YOUR MIND

AT THAT TIME?

WHAT ON EARTH AM I DOING

HERE?

HOW COULD GOD LOVE ME?

AND HE SAID, GOD IS LIGHT.

1 JOHN 1-5.

HIS BLOOD HAD WASHED AWAY

ALL OF MY SINS.

I AM WEEPING LIKE I CAN'T

BELIEVE.

I WALK INTO THE RADIANCE,

AND HERE IS JESUS WITH

DAZZLING WHITE ROBES, ARMS

OUT STRETCHED.

BUT WHEN YOU LOOK TO HIS

FACE, IT IS LIKE LOOKING

THROUGH ETERNITY THROUGH

ETERNITY.

STARS WOULD COME OUT OF HIS

FACE.

HIS HAIR WAS SHOULDER LENGTH

AND PURE WHITE.

I'M STANDING HERE LOOKING AT

WHAT JOHN SAW.

THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA.

YES, YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF

THE WORLD.

WHEN I READ REVELATIONS, HIS

FACE SHINES LIKE THE SUN AT

FULL STRENGTH.

HIS HEAD AND HAIR ARE WHITE,

LIKE SNOW.

I HAVE SEEN JESUS, THE SON

OF MAN, BUT NOT JESUS THE

GLORIFIED, RISEN, ETERNAL,

LIGHT OF THE WORLD.

IT WAS LIKE YOU COULD SEE

THAT IF HE SPOKE, GALAXIES

WOULD COME INTO EXISTENCE.

OUT OF HIS FACE CAME LIGHT

SO BRIGHT THAT IT TOUCHED ME

AND I FELT INSTANT PURITY,

CHILD-LIKE INNOCENCE.

SO THE PURE IN HEART WILL

SEE GOD.

AND HOLINESS.

Terry: I CAN'T IMAGINE

HAVING EXPERIENCE THA THAT

AND COMING BACK.

BUT IT WAS THE PICTURE OF

YOUR MOTHER PRAYING FOR YOU

THAT BROUGHT YOU BACK.

RIGHT.

JESUS SHOWED ME THAT IN

HEAVEN.

HE SAID THERE IS THE RIVER

OF LIFE, AND HE MADE ALL

THINGS NEW, REVELATIONS 21:

1.

AND THEN HE STEPPED IN FRONT

OF ME, AND HE SAID, DO YOU

WISH TO REMAIN HERE?

WHICH I KNEW HAD ACCESS TO

ETERNITY.

OR DO YOU WANT T

O

GO

BACK.

I SAID, I HAVE NO ONE TO

RETURN BACK.

AND I LOOKED BACK AND SAW MY

HEART.

MOM.

I THOUGHT THIS ONE PERSON.

IF I STEPPED THROUGH, WOULD

SHE HAVE ANY IDEA THAT HER

SON GAVE HER LIFE TO JESUS

IN THAT AMBULANCE.

SO I SAID, I MUST GO BACK.

I LOOKED BACK AGAIN, AND

THEN, LIKE THE CANADIAN

GEESE WHO FLY IN

FORMATION -- THERE WERE

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE.

HE SAID, IAN, I WANT YOU TO

GO BACK AND TELL THEM ALSO.

MOST PENA PEOPLE WILL NOT

STEP IN A CHURCH TO KNOW MY

NAME.

AND I SAID, GOD, I DON'T

LOVE THEM.

BUT HE SAID, I LOVE THEM.

AND I SAID HOW DO I GO BACK

DOWN THE TUNNEL, BACK INTO

DARKNESS.

AND HE SAID, IAN, TILT YOUR

HEAD AND OPEN YOUR EYE AND

SEE.

WHEN I OPENED MY EYE, I

WAS INSTANTLY BACK IN THE

MORGUE, IN A HOSPITAL, AND I

HAD JUST COME BACK FROM THE

DEAD AFTER BEING DEAD FOR 15

MINUTES.

Terry: THIS IS JUST THE

TIP OF THE ICEBERG.

THE MOVIE ABOUT IAN'S LIFE

IS CALLED "THE PERFECT

WAVE."

IT OPENS IN THEATERS THIS

FRIDAY.

AND WE HAVE AN EXTENSIVE

INTERVIEW WITH IAN McCORM

MCCORMICK.

TO WATCH THAT, GO TO

CBN.COM.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING

ENOUGH OF IT WITH US.

WE WANT TO GO SEE NOW WHAT

THE MOVIE SHOWS.

IT IS THE POWER OF PRAYER

AND THE POWER OF ETERNAL

LOVE, THAT LOVE THAT IS SO

GREAT, IT WILL FORGIVE THE

MOST VIOLENT OF SINNER, THAT

WE'RE SAVED THROUGH GRACE

AND THE BLOOD OF CHRIST.

Terry: STILL AHEAD ON

TODAY'S SHOW, MEET A HINDU

WHO THOUGHT ALL CHRISTIANS

WERE CONDESCENDING.

I SAID TO THE PEOPLE

YOU'VE GOT ONE, I'VE GOT

MILLIONS.

Terry: SEE HOW A DREAM

CHANGED THIS MAN'S MIND AND

LED TO A MIRACLE.

THAT'S COMING UP.

WELCOME BACK TO "THE 700

CLUB."

THE OLDEST PERSON IN AMERICA

SAYS TRUSTING IN THE LORD IS

A KEY REASON FOR LIVING SO

LONG.

GERTRUDE WEAVER OF ARKANSAS

TURNED 116 ON THE FOURTH OF

JULY.

SHE SPENT HER BIRTHDAY AT

HOME AT SILVER OAKS HEALTH

AND REHABILITATION IN

CAMDEN, ABOUT 100 MILES

SOUTHWEST OF LITTLE ROCK.

SHE GIVES THREE REASONS FOR

HER LONGEVITY: TRUSTING IN

THE LORD, HARD WORK, AND

LOVING EVERYBODY.

AND SHE SAYS, YOU HAVE TO

FOLLOW GOD.

DON'T FOLLOW ANYONE ELSE.

AMERICAN SOCCER PLAYER TIM

HOWARD GOT A LOT OF

ATTENTION FOR HIS FANTASTIC

GOAL-KEEPING LAST WEEK.

HE HAD A RECORD 16 SAVES.

HOWARD IS A CHRISTIAN, AND

THE HUFFINGTON POST REPORTS

THAT AFTER HE WAS DIAGNOSED

WITH A NEUROLOGICAL DISORDER

AT AGE 11, HE TURNED TO HIS

GRANDMOTHER FOR HELP.

SHE GOT HER STRENGTH FROM

THE LORD.

AND SHE HELPED HOWARD

UNDERSTAND GOD'S LOVE FOR

HIM.

HE SAID IF ALL OF HIS SOCCER

SUCCESS WENT AWARE TOMORROW,

HE WOULD STILL HAVE THE

PEACE THAT JESUS GIVES.

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.

Pat: INDIA IS A HUGE

COUNTRY.

OVER A BILLION PEOPLE.

AND IN THAT COUNTRY, THERE

IS A GROUP KNOWN AS IND

HINDUS, AND THEY HAVE AN

ELABORATE THEOLOGY, WHERE

THEY HAVE 300 MILLION GODS

AND GODDESSES.

NOW, THAT WAS A SOURCE OF

IMMENSE PRIDE TO STEVEN

CRISTO.

HE WORSHIPPED ALL OF THEM

UNTIL THE NIGHT JESUS CHRIST

MET HIM IN A DREAM.

AND SUPER NATURALLY HEALED

HIM.

Reporter: STEVEN CRISTO

NEVER WAVERED IN HIS

DEVOTION TO HINDU GODS AND

GODDESSES.

AND HE WANTED NOTHING TO DO

WITH OTHER RELIGIONS,

ESPECIALLY CHRISTIANITY.

I SAID TO PEOPLE, HEY,

YOU'VE GOT ONE.

I'VE GOT MILLIONS.

I DON'T NEED YOUR ONE.

Reporter: WHEN STEVEN

TURNED 19, HE LEFT HIS HOME

ON THE ISLAND OF TRINIDAD,

BOUND FOR THE U.S.

NATURALLY, HIS PARENTS WERE

WORRIED.

BUT THEY ALSO HAD GOOD

REASON.

EARLIER IN HIS TEENAGED

YEARS, HE DEVELOPED A

RECURRING ILLNESS THAT HAD

BEEN TRIGGERED BY THE COMMON

COLD.

AT TIMES IT WAS DEBILITATE

TATING.

> DEBILITATING.

MY PARENTS WOULD TAKE ME

TO THE DOCTOR, AND THEY

WOULD HAVE TO GRAB MY ARM

JUST TO GET ME TO WALK, TO

GET ME TO THE DOCTOR.

Reporter: STEVEN'S

DOCTORS HAD NO ANSWERS, NOR

DID HIS GODS.

SO HE LEARNED TO LIVE WITH

IT.

THE GOOD THING IS I HAD

MY MOM WITH ME.

BUT WHEN I CAME TO AMERICA,

I HAD NO ONE.

AND THAT'S WHEN MY LIFE

STARTED TO CHANGE.

Reporter: LIKE CLOCK

WORK, THE ILLNESS RETURNED.

NOW STEVEN HISTORY TO FACE

HIS PAIN ALONE.

I STARTED CRYING OUT TO

EVERY SINGLE IDOL OR GOD I

COULD REMEMBER.

AS I WAS CALLING THEM OUT, I

WAS BEGGING THEM TO HEAL

ME.

I HEARD A VOICE THAT SAID,

CALL ON THE NAME OF JESUS.

I NEEDED AS MUCH HELP AS I

COULD GET.

I FIGURED, HEY, YOU KNOW

WHAT?

MAYBE THIS JESUS GUY MIGHT

BE ABLE TO HELP ME.

I'M GOING TO CALL ON JESUS.

AND FOR SOME REASON I

STARTED TO CRY.

ONLY BECAUSE I BELIEVED,

WHILE PRAYING, HE WAS THE

ONLY ONE WHO COULD ACTUALLY

HELP ME.

Reporter: STEVEN

DRIFTED OFF TO SLEEP AND

INTO AN INCREDIBLE DREAM.

IT WAS A LOT OF TREES.

STRAIGHT AHEAD OF ME THERE

WAS THIS ROAD.

SO I LOOKED AND I SAW THEED

ROAD.

AND THEN I STARTED TO FOLLOW

THE ROAD DOWN TO THE LEFT.

I SAW THIS GUY STANDING

THERE.

AND I RECOGNIZED WHO IT

WAS.

IT WAS JESUS CHRIST STANDING

RIGHT THERE, LOOKING AT ME.

HE PUT OUT HIS RIGHT HAND,

AND HE LOOKED AT ME.

AND HE SAID, COME TO ME, MY

CHILD, AND I WILL TAKE CARE

OF YOU.

Reporter: WHEN HE WOKE

UP, THE PAIN WAS GONE.

THERE WAS NO TRACE OF THE

AGONY HE EXPERIENCED THE

NIGHT BEFORE.

I STARTED WALKING,

WALKING AROUND MY APARTMENT,

AND I HAD ALL OF THIS

ENERGY.

I DON'T KNOW WHERE THE

ENERGY CAME FROM.

AND THEN IT STARTED TO COME

TOGETHER.

I SAID, I BELIEVE I JUST

EXPERIENCED MY FIRST MIRACLE

HEALING.

I THOUGHT, YOU KNOW WHAT?

I THINK I MIGHT BE SERVING

THE WRONG GOD.

Reporter: STEVEN WAS

NOW OPEN TO HEARING MORE

ABOUT JESUS, BUT HE WAS

STILL UNWILLING TO ABANDON

HIS HINDU FAITH.

THEN HIS GIRLFRIEND FROM

TRINIDAD JOINED HIM IN THE

STATES.

SHE HAD BECOME A BELIEVER IN

CHRIST.

SHE HAD A JOY IN HER THAT

I COULDN'T UNDERSTAND.

AND SHE ONLY HAD ONE GOD.

I HAD ALL OF THESE GODS, AND

I DIDN'T HAVE THAT KIND OF

JOY.

IT WAS JUST SOMETHING

RADIATING FROM HER THAT I

WANTED.

Reporter: FOR THE FIRST

TIME IN HIS LIFE, STEVEN

STEPPED INSIDE A CHURCH.

AT THE END OF THAT

MESSAGE, ONE OF THE PASTOR

PASTORS CAME BY AND HE SAT

WITH ME AND HE STARTED TO

TALK WITH ME ABOUT THE

LORD.

AND HE ASKED ME, WOULD YOU

LIKE TO GIVE YOUR LIFE TO

JESUS CHRIST?

AND I STARTED TO LOOK BACK

AT ALL OF MY EXPERIENCES,

WHERE I'VE BEEN, AND HINDU

RELIGION, AND WORSHIPPING

IDOLS, AND SPEAKING TO THESE

SPIRITS, AND I REALIZED MY

LIFE WAS REALLY IN

DARKNESS.

I SAID YES, RIGHT THEN.

I SAID THE SINNER'S PRAYER

AND I GAVE MY LIFE TO JESUS

CHRIST.

Reporter: STEVEN AND

GEMMA EVENTUALLY MARRIED.

THEY BEGAN PRAYING AND

STUDYING THE BIBLE

TOGETHER.

AND EVERY SINGLE DAY, AS

A RULE, I MAKE SURE TO GET

INTO HIS WORD.

I FALL IN LOVE READING GOD'S

WORD.

Reporter: IN HIS

LIFETIME, STEVEN CRIED OUT

TO MILLIONS OF HINDU GODS.

BUT NOW HE IS GRATEFUL FOR

JESUS, FOR BEING THE ONE

TRUE SAVIOR WHO CAME TO HIS

RESCUE AND SHOWED HIM LOVE.

THERE IS NO OTHER LOVE ON

THE FACE OF THIS PLANET THAT

CAN BRING A JOY INTO YOUR

HEART LIKE THE LOVE OF

JESUS.

I DON'T KNOW HOW ELSE TO

EXPLAIN IT, EXCEPT FALLING

IN LOVE WITH MY LORD EVERY

DAY IS THE GREATEST FEELING

THAT I HAVE.

IT REALLY IS.

Pat: WHAT A TESTIMONY

TESTIMONY.

SHEVA, COLLI, BISHU, RAMA --

ON DOWN THE LIST, ALL THESE

GODS AND GODDESSES.

I WANT YOU TO KNOW WE SERVE

THE ONE WHO IS IN CHARGE OF

ALL OF IT.

THE ONE WHO IS HIGHER THAN

ALL OF THOSE GODS.

WHATEVER IS SUPPOSED TO BE A

GOD, WHATEVER IS AN IDOL,

WHATEVER IS A DEMON, WE

SERVE THE LORD OF ALL, THE

CREATOR OF ALL, THE

BEGINNING OF ALL.

HIS NAME IS YAWAY, HE WHO

CAUSES EVERYTHING TO BE.

THAT'S HIS NAME.

IT'S IN THE OLD TESTIMONY,

L-O-R-D, AND THAT'S THE

ENGLISH FOR JEHOVAH OR YAWAY

, HE WHO CAUSES EVERYTHING

TO BE.

THAT'S WHO WE'RE TALKING

ABOUT.

THE ONE WHO IS THE AUTHOR OF

ALL OF IT.

THE ONE WHO IS IN CHARGE OF

SHEVA, AND THE ONE WHO IS

CHARGE OF BISHU, AND THE ONE

WHO IS IN CHARGE OF ALL OF

THESE OTHER GODS AND

GODDESSES OF THE HINDU FAITH

OR ANYBODY ELSE'S FAITH.

HE IS GOD ALMIGHTY.

AND IF YOU LET HIM COME INTO

YOUR HEART -- HE SENT HIS

SON TO DIE FOR YOU.

THAT SON IS GOD HIMSELF.

HIS NAME IS JESUS.

AND IF YOU WANT TO BE SET

FREE, IF YOU WANT TO BE

HEALED, IF YOU WANT TO BE

DELIVERED, IF YOU WANT TO

HAVE JOY IN YOUR HEART, IF

YOU WANT TO HAVE THE

MYSTERIES OF LIFE OPEN TO

YOU, YOU DON'T HAVE TO

PLUNGE INTO SOME OCCULT, AND

YOU DON'T HAVE TO PLAY WITH

TAROT CARDS AND QUIJA BOARDS

AND SEANCES.

YOU CAN COME TO THE LORD AND

HE WILL OPEN EVERYTHING FOR

YOU.

IF YOU WANT THAT, PRAY WITH

ME RIGHT NOW.

WHEREVER YOU ARE, PRAY THIS

SIMPLE PRAYER.

DO IT.

JESUS -- RIGHT NOW.

JESUS, I TURN FROM THOSE

THAT ARE NO GODS, FROM FALSE

GODS.

TO THE TRUE GOD.

BECAUSE I KNOW, LORD, THAT

YOU ARE THE CREATOR OF

EVERYTHING.

YOU ARE THE GREAT "I AM."

AND SO I COME TO YOU NOW.

AND I ASK YOU TO TAKE ME AS

YOUR CHILD.

MAKE ME PART OF YOUR

HEAVENLY KINGDOM.

I RECEIVE JESUS CHRIST AS MY

SACRIFICE, AS MY LORD, AND

AS MY SAVIOR.

AND I THANK YOU, LORD, THAT

YOU HAVE HEARD MY PRAYER.

THANK YOU THAT YOU'VE COME

INTO MY HEART.

AND IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME

JUST THEN, I WANT TO DO

SOMETHING.

I WANT TO GIVE YOU THIS.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

DO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS

NEXT?

I HAVE A LITTLE COMPACT

DISC.

IT RUNS FOR ABOUT 73

MINUTES.

IT WILL TELL YOU A LOT OF

THINGS ABOUT WHAT'S NEXT.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

BUT CALL, PLEASE, AND SAY, I

JUST PRAYED WITH PAT.

I GAVE MY HEART TO THE

LORD.

I'VE OPENED MY HEART TO THE

CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE.

THE GOD OF ALL GODS.

IT'S 1-800-759-0700.

THAT'S THE TELEPHONE NUMBER

TO CALL.

HERE IS TERRY WITH MORE.

Terry: WELL, UP NEXT,

IT IS TIME TO "BRING IT ON."

LATICIA WANTS TO KNOW, WOO

JUDAH PREDESDESTINED TO

BETRAY JESUS?

OR WAS IT HIS CHOICE?

PAT'S GOING TO TACKLE THESE

QUESTIONS AND MORE, RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

*

Terry: IT IS TIME TO

"BRING IT ON," WITH SOME OF

THE E-MAIL QUESTIONS YOU'VE

SENT IN. WE'RE GOING TO

START WITH LETITIA.

SHE SAYS, "PAT, WAS JUDAH

PREDESTINED TO BETRAY JESUS

OR WAS IT HISTORY CHOICE?

WOULD JESUS STILL HAVE BEEN

SACRIFICED WITHOUT JUDAH

BETRAYING HIM?"

Pat: NOBODY, IN MY

OPINION,

IS PREDESTINED TO

SIN.

NOBODY IS PREDESTINED TO GO

TO HELL.

BUT, ON THE OTHER HAND, IT

WAS WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE, HE

THAT BROKE BREAD WITH ME HAS

LIFTED UP HIS HEEL AGAINST

ME.

IT WAS ALREADY FOR TOLD IT

WOULD HAPPEN.

BUT

JUDAS NEVER LOST HIS

FREE WILL.

HE COULD ALWAYS HAVE SAID,

I'M NOT GOING TO BETRAY MY

LORD.

BUT THE DEVIL HAD TAKEN OVER

HIM, AND

THE

DEVIL ENTERED

INTO HIM.

Terry: IN FACT, HE

REGRETTED WHAT HE HAD DONE

AFTER THE FACT, RIGHT?

Pat: YEAH.

BUT THAT'S A BIG DEAL.

IT'S TOO LATE.

AND HE COMMITTED SUICIDE.

HE HAD DONE A HORRIBLE

THING.

BUT A LOT

OF PEOPLE

SIN, AND

THEY REGRET IT.

YOU SHOOT SOMEBODY, AND YOU

REGRET IT, AND THEY PUT YOU

IN THE ELECTRIC CHAIR.

Terry: BUT YOU DON'T

ASK FORGIVENESS FOR IT.

Pat: THE NEXT QUESTION

IS, WOULD JESUS HAVE DIED IF

HE HADN'T BETRAYED HIM?

THE ANSWER IS YET.

THE ROMANS WERE COMING AFTER

HIM.

HE WASN'T HIDING ANY PLACE.

WHAT JUDAH DID WAS JUST FIS

JUST FACILITATED THE

CAPTURE.

HE HAD TO DIE.

JESUS WAS PREDESTINED TO

DIE, AND HE FORETOLD HIS

DEATH.

HE SAID, I'M GOING TO BE

TURNED OVER TO THE GENTILES,

AND HE KNEW IT.

Terry: RHONDA SAYS,

"WHY DO CHRISTIANS SPEAK AS

IF GOD'S JUDGMENT IS LOOMING

OVER AMERICA.

DIDN'T JESUS TAKE THE

WRATH.

EVEN IN THE OLD TESTAMENT,

WASN'T GOD WILLING TO SAVE

SODOM AND GA GOMORRAH?

SHOULDN'T BE WE PRAYING FOR

VICTORY RATHER THAN DOOM AND

GLOOM?"

Pat: I DON'T THINK

JESUS TOOK AWAY THE COMING

FOR THE SINFUL WORLD.

HE TALKED ABOUT HORRIBLE

THINGS HAPPENING.

HE SAID NO FLESH WOULD BE

ALIVE, IT IS GOING TO BE SO

TERRIBLE.

SO BAD

THINGS ARE

HAPPENING,

AND IT IS IN

THE BIBLE.

IN THE CONVULSION, TOWARDS

THE END.

YES, HERE IN AMERICA, WE

HAVE A CODRY OF BELIEVING

PEOPLE.

I BELIEVE IT IS THAT CODRY

OF BELIEVING PEOPLE THAT IS

HOLDING OFF GOD'S JUDGMENT

ON THE NATION.

JESUS DIDN'T TAKE AWAY THE

PUNISHMENT OF SIN AND

REBELLION.

THAT'S ALWAYS THERE.

LOOK WHAT HAPPENED TO NAZI,

GERMANY?

THEY DID TERRIBLE THINGS AND

THEY PAID THE PRICE FOR IT.

YOUR ACTIONS WILL ALWAYS

LEAD TO CONSEQUENCES.

ALWAYS.

AND JESUS DIDN'T REVERSE THE

LAW OF RECIPROCITY.

HE ESTABLISHED IT.

Terry: DON SAYS, "DEAR,

PAT, I'M A CHRISTIAN, BUT

ALSO A SINNER.

I ASK GOD DAILY TO CHANGE MY

LIFE, BUT NOTHING EVER

CHANGES.

YOU ALWAYS SAY TO JUST ASK

GOD, AND HE WILL RESPOND.

I ALSO ASK GOD TO BE HEALED

FROM CERTAIN AILMENTS, BUT

STILL NOTHING HAPPENS.

IS GOD PUNISHING ME?

I'VE BEEN ASKING FOR YEARS

AND NOTHING HAPPENS."

Pat: I DON'T KNOW

ENOUGH

ABOUT YOU FROM THAT

BRIEF E-MAIL.

IF YOU KEEP ON SINNING, YOU

SHOULD DO FOR YOURSELF WHAT

YOU ASK FOR.

GOD SAYS, I'LL GIVE YOU

STRENGTH, BUT AT THE SAME

TIME, YOU'VE GOT TO SAY NO.

AND YOU'VE GOT TO SAY YES TO

GOD.

AND YOU'VE GOT TO MAKE

POSITIVE DECISIONS IN YOUR

LIFE.

YOU'RE NOT A ROBOT.

WHAT YOU'RE SAYING IS, I

WANT GOD TO MANIPULATE MY

LIFE SO I'M DOING THE RIGHT

STUFF.

HE WILL GIVE YOU A

CONSCIENCE.

HE'LL GIVE YOU A MOVING OF

HIS SPIRIT.

HE WILL GIVE YOU MISERY, IN

A SENSE, IF YOU DON'T OBEY

HIM AND FOLLOW HIS

COMMANDMENTS.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, HE IS

ASKING YOU TO DO SOMETHING

YOURSELF.

YOU'VE GOT TO DO THAT.

IF YOU DON'T, YOU'LL KEEP ON

HAVING THESE PROBLEMS.

Terry: SHEILA SAYS,

"HI, PAT.

HOW DO I START FASTING.

THE REASON I WANT TO FAST IS

BECAUSE I WANT TO FEEL GOD

IN MY HEART AND I WANT TO

LIVE A CHRISTIAN LIFE.

I'M 52 YEARS OF AGE, AND I

KNOW IT IS TIME FOR ME TO

LIVE AS A CHRISTIAN.

I WANT TO START BY FASTING,

PRAYING, AND ASKING GOD TO

GUIDE ME."

Pat: HOW DO YOU START?

I

WOULD START WITH -- GET A

FEW CANS OF FRUIT JUICE, AND

TAKE 24 HOURS, AND THAT'S

ALL YOU EAT, SOME FRUIT

JUICE.

AND DO THAT ANOTHER DAY AND

ANOTHER DAY.

BUT FASTIN FASTING ISN'T

THE ANSWER TO LIVING AS A

CHRISTIAN.

IT IS WHAT IS IN YOUR HEART

THAT IS IMPORTANT.

IF YOU HAVE LOVE IN YOUR

HEART, HAVE YOU FORGIVEN

THOSE WHO HAVE WRONGED YOU?

DO YOU HAVE COMPASSION AND

MERCY TOWARDS THE POOR AND

THE NEEDY?

DO YOU LOVE THE WORD?

AND DO

YOU LOVE GOD'S

PEOPLE?

ARE YOU OUT TELLING PEOPLE

ABOUT JESUS?

THAT'S WHAT HE IS CONCERNED

ABOUT, WHAT'S IN YOUR

HEART.

BUT THE FASTING SOMETIMES

HELPS.

THAT'S HOW I

WOULD

START.

ONE DAY JUST DRINK JUICE.

AND THEN TRY ANOTHER DAY AND

ANOTHER.

WELL, THAT'S ALL OF THE TIME

WE'VE GOT FOR THOSE

QUESTIONS, BUT THANK YOU.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH TODAY'S

POWER MINUTE FROM ISAIAH 54:

"FOR THE MOUNTAINS SHALL

DEPART AND THE HILLS BE

REMOVED, BUT MY KINDNESS

SHALL NOT DEPART FROM YOU

NOR MY COVENANT OF PACE BE

REMOVED."

SEE YOU TOMORROW.

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