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700 Club Interactive: What’s On Your Mind? - July 22, 2014

How honest are you when posting on your Facebook? Gordon Robertson shares how we can all live an authentic, truthful life, both on and off line. Read Transcript


Gordon: SOCIAL MEDIA IS

CHANGING THE WAY WE

COMMUNICATE.

LIVING AN HONEST LIFE, ON

AND OFF LINE.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

ON "700 CLUB INTERACTIVE,"

WE USE TECHNOLOGY TO PRAY

FOR EACH OTHER AND EXPLORE

TOPICS THAT MATTER TO YOU.

WATCH WHAT GOD IS DOING IN

THE WORLD TODAY.

WELL, WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

10 YEARS AGO A COLLEGE

STUDENT IN HIS DORM ROOM

CAME UP WITH A MULTI-BILLION

DOLLAR IDEA.

MARK ZUCKERBERG DEVELOPED

Facebook AND CHANGED THE

WAY WE COMMUNICATE.

ONE OF HIS PARTNERS SAID IN

THE MOVIE "THE SOCIAL

NETWORK," WE LIVED ON FARMS,

AND THEN WE LIVED IN CITIES,

AND NOW WE'RE GOING TO LIVE

ON THE INTERNET.

BUT A DECADE INTO OUR SOCIAL

REVOLUTION, WE'RE LEARNING

THAT THIS NEW LIFE ISN'T AS

REAL AS IT SEEMS.

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Gordon: THE REALITY OF

Facebook IS A LOT OF OUR

LIFE IS HI HIDDEN, AND WE

ONLY PUT UP ON Facebook

THOSE PARTS THAT ARE THE

GOOD PARTS.

AND WE ALL SEEM TO BE

PURSUING THOSE LIKES.

AT THE SAME TIME, DO WE

REALLY WANT TO BE HONEST?

JUST THE REALITY OF THE END

OF THAT PIECE, IF YOU START

TO GET REALLY HONEST AND

TELL PEOPLE WHERE YOU REALLY

ARE, WELL, SOMETIMES THAT

CAN COME BACK AT YOU AS

WELL.

SO DO WE REALLY WANT TO BE

AS PUBLIC AS WE ARE?

IN WHAT WE POST ON

Facebook?

AND WE'RE ALL LEARNING ABOUT

IT.

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY

ABOUT THESE KINDS OF

THINGS?

NUMBER ONN, I THINK WE ALL

NEED TO ADHERE TO WHAT THE

APOSTLE PAUL SAID.

"DON'T COMPARE YOURSELF TO

OTHERS."

THERE IS A LOT OF WISDOM IN

THAT.

IF YOU START COMPARING

YOURSELF TO OTHERS, PRETTY

QUICKLY YOU'RE GOING TO BE

VIOLATING THAT 10th

COMMANDMENT, WHERE YOU DON'T

COVET.

WHEN YOU START LOOKING AT

OTHERS AND COMPARING YOUR

LIFE TO IT, YOU'RE GOING TO

START THINKING, I JUST DON'T

MEASURE UP.

AND YOU'RE NOT REALIZING,

THEY'RE JUST POSTING THE

BEST PARTS OF THEIR LIFE.

THEY'RE NOT POSTING PERHAPS

WHAT IS THE WORST PART.

AND WHEN YOU DO THAT

COMPARISON TO WHAT YOU'RE

SEEING ON Facebook, YOU'RE

NOT REALLY COMPARE IT TO

REALITY.

YOU'RE COMPARING IT TO THE

BEST PARTS.

SO LOOK AT YOUR OWN LIFE IN

THAT SAME LIGHT.

ARE YOU SATISFIED WITH WHAT

GOD HAS GIVEN YOU?

GODLINESS WITH CONTENTMENT

IS GREAT GAIN.

AND, AGAIN, THAT'S FROM THE

APOSTLE PAUL.

AND WHEN YOU HAVE THAT, YOU

NO LONGER ARE COVETING WHAT

OTHER PEOPLE HAVE.

WHAT YOU REALLY ARE LOOKING

FOR IS HOW CAN I HAVE MORE

OF GOD?

HOW CAN I HAVE MORE OF HIM

IN MY LIFE?

AND WHEN YOU GET THAT, THEN

THE PRETENSE COMES OFF, THE

MASK COMES OFF.

YOU'RE FREE TO BE WHO YOU

REALLY ARE IN HIM, AND

YOU'RE NOT WORRIED ANYMORE

ABOUT WHAT OTHERS ARE

DOING.

WELL, WE'VE GOT A STORY FOR

YOU ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN

THAT PRETEND LIFE, THAT MASK

THAT WE WEAR -- WHAT HAPPENS

WHEN THAT COMES OFF, AND

WHAT'S UNDERNEATH IS VERY

UGLY.

SO UP NEXT, A COUPLE THAT

SEEMED TO HAVE EVERYTHING.

WE HAD THE KIND OF

MARRIAGE THAT PEOPLE WOULD

LOOK AT AND GO, OKAY, I WANT

A MARRIAGE LIKE THAT WHEN I

GROW UP.

Gordon: WHAT HAPPENED

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS AFTER

THIS.

Gordon: ROSS AND

MARGORIE WERE THE

PICTURE-PERFECT FAMILY.

THEIR FAMILY WAS GROWING AND

THEIR MINISTRY SEEMED TO BE

VERY MUCH IN LOVE.

UNTIL AUDREY BEFRIENDED A

YOUNG FRIEND FROM CHURCH.

WE HAD THE KIND OF

MARRIAGE THAT PEOPLE WOULD

LOOK AT AND GO, I WANT A

MARRIAGE LIKE THAT WHEN I

GROW UP.

WE LOVED OUR CHILDREN, WE

LOVED EVERYTHING WE DID.

Reporter: BOB AND

AUDREY MISER MET IN BIBLE

COLLEGE.

WE TALKED ABOUT

EVERYTHING ALL OF THE TIME.

SHARING OUR LIVES AND DREAMS

AND HOPES TOGETHER.

I WAS COMPLETELY ENTHRALLED

BY HER.

I FELT SO SAFE WITH BOB

BECAUSE HE LOVED GOD.

Reporter: THEY MARRIED,

STARTED A FAMILY, AND DOVE

INTO MINISTRY WORK.

THEY HAD BIG DREAMS FOR THE

FUTURE.

WITH OUR DESIRE TO BE

WORLD CHANGERS, WHAT YOU'VE

GOT TO DO IS WORK.

WE WERE PASTORS IN OUR

CHURCH, AND WORKING FOR MY

MOM AND DAD IN THEIR TV

MINISTRY.

Reporter: A FEW MONTHS

INTO THE MARRIAGE, AUDREY

REALIZED THAT BOB'S

COMMUNICATION STYLE WAS

COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.

HE COULD EASILY CONFRONT

ME IF IS SOMETHING WAS

WRONG.

SO I MADE A VOW IN MY HEART,

I AM GOING TO DO EVERYTHING

POSSIBLE SO HE WOULD NEVER

YELL AT ME AGAIN.

AND I BECAME THE ULTIMATE

PERFORMER AND ULTIMATE

PLEASER.

Reporter: BY NOW, THE

COUPLE WAS HOSTING THEIR OWN

MINISTRY TELEVISION SHOW.

AND AUDREY WAS AFRAID TO

SPEAK UP.

I REMEMBER STUFFING DOWN

THOSE FEELINGS BECAUSE I

KNEW BOB LOVED THE CHURCH.

SO I COULD NEVER TELL HIM

HOW I REALLY FELT.

Reporter: THIS

CONTINUED FOR YEARS.

AND THEN A FAMILY FRIEND

FROM CHURCH BEGAN SPENDING

MORE TIME WITH THE FAMILY.

HE WAS EXTREMELY

ENERGETIC AND PLAYFUL AND

LIKED TO BE WITH OUR KIDS.

HE WAS YOUNG AND FUN AND

REMINDED ME OF BEING A KID

AGAIN.

IT WAS VERY NATURAL AT

THE BEGINNING.

HE DIDN'T HAVE A FAMILY, SO

WE WOULD INVITE HIM TO BE AT

HOLIDAYS AND SO FORTH.

Reporter: BUT THIS NEW

FAMILY FRIEND BEGAN GIVING

MORE ATTENTION TO AUDREY.

HE WOULD OVERLY FLIRT

WITH ME.

YOU'RE SO BEAUTIFUL.

I WEREN' WANT TO FIND

SOMEONE WHO CAN BE JUST HALF

AS BEAUTIFUL FOR YOU.

I GRAVITATED TOWARDS THAT.

Reporter: OVER TIME,

THEIR RELATIONSHIP GREW

CLOSER.

I KNEW SOMETHING HAD

CHANGED IN MY HEART WHEN I

KNEW HE WAS COMING OVER AND

I WANTED TO LOOK REALLY GOOD

WHEN HE GOT THERE.

AND I FELT LIKE I WAS IN

CONTROL.

I FELT LIKE I COULD HAVE A

RELATIONSHIP WITH A YOUNG

PER PERSON IN OUR CHURCH

AND HELP HIM OUT.

I HAD NO REASON TO DOUBT

OUR LOVE.

WE WERE STILL EXTREMELY

INTIMATE WITH EACH OTHER AND

LOVING.

I THOUGHT EVERYTHING WAS

FINE.

Reporter: BUT AUDREY'S

DESIRE FOR THE YOUNG MAN

GREW STRONGER.

OUR SHOULDERS WERE BUMP

OR OUR HANDS WOULD TOUCH AND

I STARTED TO REALIZE, THAT

FELT GOOD.

I REALLY TOLD MYSELF I COULD

HAVE IT ALL.

AND I BEGAN TO NOTICE MYSELF

LYING SO I COULD BE ALONE

WITH HIM.

I DOVE IN AND SAID, I'VE

GONE THIS FAR ANYWAY, I'M

JUST GOING TO DO THIS.

THAT'S WHEN I RELATIONSHIP

BECAME SEXUAL.

Reporter: THE AFFAIR

CONTINUED FOR THREE WEEKS.

I JUST LIED TO THE PEOPLE

I LOVE THE MOST IN ORDER TO

GET AWAY WITH THIS GUY AND

BE INAPPROPRIATE SEXUALLY

AND HAVE AN AFFAIR.

THIS IS NOT ME.

Reporter: AUDREY

REALIZED SHE COULDN'T

CONTINUE LIVING THE DOUBLE

LIFE AND ENDED THE AFFAIR.

AND NOW SHE HAD TO TELL HER

HUSBAND OF 17 YEARS WHAT SHE

HAD DONE.

I WAS SCARED OUT OF MY

MIND.

I WAS SHAKING.

IF IT CAME DOWN TO A CHOICE

OF WHO I WOULD CHOOSE, THERE

WAS NEVER A QUESTION IN MY

MIND THAT I WANTED MY

HUSBAND AND MY KIDS.

I HAVEN'T CONFRONTED HIM FOR

17 YEARS ON LITTLE THINGS,

AND NOW I'M GOING TO TELL

HIM THE MOST BETRAYING

MESSAGE I COULD EVER

IMAGINE.

I SAT VERY CLOSE TO HIM AND

WHISPERED IN HIS EAR AND

SAID, I'VE DONE SOMETHING

EXTREMELY INAPPROPRIATE.

I SAW EXTREME RAGE AND

HATRED COME INTO HIS EYES.

THIS WASN'T JUST A LITTLE

MISTAKE.

IT WASN'T JUST A LITTLE OOPS

OR A HICCUP.

AND I WANTED TO PUNCH HOLES

IN WALLS, SLAM DOORS,

EXPRESS SOME ANGER OR RAGE.

I FELT SO MUCH SHAME FOR

WHAT I DID.

AND SO MUCH DEEP REGRET.

ALL I WANTED TO DO WAS

GET HER FIXED.

SHE'S THE PROBLEM.

SHE HAD THE AFFAIR.

EVERY HAPPY MEMORY OF 17

YEARS OF MARRIAGE WAS GONE.

MY HEAD WAS SCREAMING WITH

WORDS, SHE DOESN'T LOVE

YOU.

SHE'S NEVER LOVED YOU.

YOUR MAG MARRIAGE HAS BEEN

A FARCE.

Reporter: BOB CALLED A

MARRIAGE COUNSELLOR WHO HAD

BEEN A GUEST ON THEIR

TELEVISION PROGRAM.

BOB FLEW TO PHOENIX THE NEXT

DAY TO MEET HIM.

HE SAYS THIS TO ME, BOB,

YOU'RE SPIRITUALLY LAZY.

I THOUGHT, I'VE GOT DAILY

CHRISTIAN TELEVISION, I'M

PASTORING A CHURCH, I'M A

FATHER, I'M A COUNSELLOR,

AND YOU CALL ME SPIRITUALLY

LAZY?

AND HE SAID, AUDREY,

ANYONE WHO DID WHAT YOU DOES

NOT RESPECT YOUR HUSBAND.

I WANT YOU TO GET ALONE WITH

GOD AND ASK HIM THE MOMENT

YOU STARTED DISRESPECTING

HIM.

AND HE SAYS, BOB, WHAT IS

DONE IS DONE.

WHAT I NEED TO KNOW IS

WHETHER OR NOT YOU WILL

BECOME THE MAN OF GOD YOU

NEED TO BE TO KEEP YOUR

FAMILY TOGETHER.

BEFORE YOU GO TO BED, YOU

WILL GET DOWN ON YOUR KNEES

AND YOU WILL PRAY WITH EACH

OTHER.

I CAN'T REMEMBER THE LAST

TIME WE HAD PRAYED WITH EACH

OTHER.

THE ONLY WORDS THAT WE COULD

GET OUT WERE, GOD, WE NEED

YOU.

AND WE CRIED AND WE CRIED.

EVERY PART OF OUR

RELATIONSHIP HAD TO COME TO

A NEW LEVEL OF

TRANSPARENCY.

ALL OF A SUDDEN THERE WAS NO

ROOM FOR ANY SECRETS.

Reporter: BUT ONE BIG

SECRET WAS YET TO BE

REVEALED.

A FEW MONTHS LATER THEY

RECEIVED NEWS FROM THE

DOCTOR, AUDREY WAS

PREGNANT.

I HAD A VASECTOMY, SO I

KNEW IT WASN'T ME.

HE MUST HAVE SEEN THE FEAR

ALL OVER OUR FACES.

BECAUSE HE IMMEDIATELY

FOLLOWED THAT STATEMENT WITH

THE QUESTION: DO YOU WANT TO

CONTINUE THE PREGNANCY?

AND I IMMEDIATELY ANSWERED,

YES.

WITHOUT A DOUBT.

I WAS SCARED OUT OF MY

MIND.

AND YET THAT WAS THE FIRST

MOMENT I FELT STRENGTH FROM

BOB.

BEFORE, EVERYTHING INSIDE

OF MY WANTED TO PUNISH HER.

NOW I RECOGNIZE THAT SHE IS

CARRYING A BABY, AND THAT

SHE NEEDED MY HELP.

THIS BABY IS GOING TO NEED

PARENTS.

I WANT TO BE THAT DAD.

Reporter: BOB AND

AUDREY RESIGNED FROM THEIR

POSITIONS, MOVED TO PHOENIX,

AND TOLD THEIR CHILDREN WHAT

WAS GOING ON.

WE KNEW IT WAS A

BI-RACIAL SITUATION AND OUR

CHILDREN NEEDED TO KNOW.

I'M ONE OF THOSE MOMS, I

LOVE MY KIDS MORE THAN LIFE

ITSELF.

THEY WALKED IN SEEING A

MOM AND DAD SITTING ON THE

FLOOR AND CRYING.

I SPOKE TO THEM HOW I LOVED

THEIR MOM AND HOW WE'RE A

FAMILY AND WE BELONG

TOGETHER AND THAT I'M NOT

GOING ANYWHERE.

AND WITH HER HELD IN MY ARMS

AND COVERED, I LOOKED AT

THEM AND I SAID, YOU'RE

GOING TO HAVE A BABY

BROTHER.

Reporter: FIVE MONTHS

LATER, BOB AND AUDREY RUSHED

TO THE DELIVERY ROOM.

IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST

BEAUTIFUL DAYS OF MY LIFE.

THIS LITTLE BOY WAS NOTHING

BUT A GIFT, AN ABSOLUTE

GIFT.

WHEN OUR SON WAS BORN, I

GAVE HIM MY NAME, ROBERT,

MIDDLE NAME THEATER DOR,

THEODORE, AND THEN MISNER,

BECAUSE I DON'T WANT MY SON

TO QUESTION ONE DAY IN HIS

LIFE WHO'S BOY HE IS.

THEODORE MEANS DIVINE GIFT.

Reporter: 10 YEARS

LATER, BOB AND AUDREY'S

MARRIAGE IS STRONGER THAN

EVER.

OUR RELATIONSHIP BECAME

DYNAMIC, LIKE IT HAD NEVER

BEEN BEFORE.

THERE NEEDED TO BE A

TRANSPARENCY AND A

VULNERABILITY, TO BE WILLING

TO BE KNOWN BY THE OTHER

PERSON.

SO THIS WAS NEW TERRITORY

FOR US.

IF WE CAN GET THROUGH THE

FEARS THAT KEEP YOU FROM

COMMUNICATING, AND THE FEARS

THAT KEEP YOU IN THIS

DYSFUNCTIONAL PLACE, AND YOU

CAN HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH

NO SECRETS, THERE IS NOTHING

MORE THAN THAT.

OUR LITTLE ROBERT IS OUR

LITTLE NUTCAKE.

NEVER A DULL MOMENT.

AND THOSE THREE OLDER KIDS

LOVE HIM WITH EVERY PART OF

THEIR BEING.

IF YOU SEE THEM ALL

TOGETHER, THERE IS SO MUCH

LAUGHTER.

FOR THE EXTENT THAT I

HAVE EXPERIENCED HIS LOVE

AND HIS GRACE, I'M THE MOST

THANKFUL PERSON YOU WILL

EVER MEET.

I DON'T GET WHAT I

DESERVE.

IT'S BECAUSE OF WHAT HE DID,

HE PAID THAT HIGH PRICE TO

REALLY TAKE MY SIN, AND

BECAUSE HE LIVES INSIDE OF

ME, I DON'T GET WHAT I

DESERVE; I GET WHAT HE

DESERVES.

AND THAT IS AMAZING LOVE.

Gordon: THAT IS AMAZING

LOVE.

WE DON'T GET WHAT WE

DESERVE.

WE'VE ALL FALLEN SHORT.

WE'VE ALL MISSED THE MARK.

BUT JESUS SAYS, I'LL TAKE

CARE OF IT.

I'LL TAKE CARE OF ALL OF

THIS.

EVEN WHEN YOU VIOLATE ONE OF

THE COMMANDMENTS AND DO IT

IN A SPECTACULAR FASHION.

SHE SAYS, THAT'S ALL RIGHT.

I CAN FORGIVE.

I CAN RESTORE.

I CAN MAKE ALL THINGS NEW

AGAIN.

IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE IN

YOUR MARRIAGE, REALIZE

THERE'S NO DIFFICULTY THAT

JESUS CAN'T OVERCOME.

EVEN SOMETHING LIKE THAT, AS

EXTREME AS THAT WAS.

JESUS CAN FIX IT.

AND YOU NEED HIM IN YOUR

LIFE.

YOU NEED HIM IN YOUR

MARRIAGE.

SO IF YOU WANT TO HAVE

PRAYER FOR THIS, JUST GIVE

US A CALL.

THE NUMBER IS ON THE

SCREEN.

1-888-777-1999.

WELL, THIS IS "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE," AND WE'VE

RECEIVED PRAYER REQUESTS, SO

LET'S GO OVER TO JESSICA TO

FIND OUT MORE.

GORDON, MANDY FROM

Facebook WRITES IN "PLEASE

PRAY FOR MY HUSBAND, JIM.

OUR MARRIAGE IS HANGING BY A

THREAD.

HE HAS BEEN UNFAITHFUL AND

HIDDEN HIS SECRET FOR

YEARS.

HE IS SLOWLY STARTING TO LET

ME IN AND HE IS GETTING

COUNSELLING, BUT I DON'T

KNOW HOW MUCH MORE I CAN

HANDLE."

SHANNON WRITES, "I REGRET

HURTING MY HUSBAND.

I'VE LIED TO HIM IN THE PAST

AND I'M DEEPLY SORRY.

HE IS AN AMAZING MAN AND I

LOVE HIM SO MUCH.

PLEASE PRAY FOR GOD TO HEAL

OUR MARRIAGE."

Gordon: LET'S PRAY FOR

THESE TWO, AND LET'S PRAY

FOR YOUR MARRIAGE.

AND REALIZE GOD CAN COME IN,

BUT YOU HAVE TO LET GO.

YOU HAVE TO LET GO OF YOUR

RESENTMENT.

YOU HAVE TO LET GO OF YOUR

ANGER.

YOU HAVE TO LET GO OF YOUR

ENTITLEMENT.

ALL OF THOSE WOUNDS, YOU'VE

GOT TO LET THEM GO.

JESUS FORGAVE YOU, AND SO

YOU CAN FORGIVE AS WELL.

AND WHEN YOU DO, SOME

AMAZING THINGS HAPPEN.

LET'S PRAY.

LORD, WE LIFT UP THESE TWO

REQUESTS TO YOU, AND WE JUST

ASK FOR HEALING AND

RESTORATION.

AND, LORD, FOR THE ONE WHO

WAS UNFAITHFUL, WE JUST ASK

THAT MESSENGERS AFTER YOUR

OWN HEART WOULD GO TO HIM

AND LET HIM KNOW THAT HE CAN

BE FORGIVEN AND HE CAN BE

SET FREE.

AND HE CAN BE NEW AGAIN.

AND FOR THE ONE WHO LIED TO

HER HUSBAND, LORD, FORGIVE

AND LET HER COME TO A SENSE

WHERE SHE CAN FORGIVE

HERSELF AND SHE CAN LET GO

OF HER PAST AND EMBRACE AA

NEW LIFE IN YOU.

YOUR WORD SAYS THAT IF WE

CONFESS OUR SINS, YOU ARE

FAITHFUL AND JUST TO FORGIVE

US.

AND TO CLEANSE US FROM ALL

UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.

SO, LORD JESUS, HAVE MERCY

ON US.

FOR WE HAVE ALL SINNED.

WE HAVE ALL FALLEN SHORT.

AND WE CONFESS THAT TO YOU

NOW.

AND ASK FOR YOUR LOVE AND

YOUR FORGIVENESS AND YOUR

MERCY TO COME IN AND SET US

FREE.

AND NOW, LORD, WE ASK FOR

MARRIAGES TO BE RESTORED.

FOR HUSBANDS TO TURN TO

WIVES, WIVES TO HUSBANDS,

AND LET THERE BE UNITY IN

LOVE.

WE ASK THIS ALL IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

IF YOU WANT HELP WITH YOUR

MARRIAGE, WE'VE GOT

SOMETHING FOR YOU.

IT'S CALLED "LOVE AND

MARRIAGE," AND WHAT'S GOD'S

PLAN FOR MARRIAGE AND HOW

MARRIAGES CAN BE RESTORED.

IT IS FREE FOR YOU.

IF YOU WANT IT, WE CAN SEND

IT TO YOU AS A P.D.F. FILE

AND WE CAN E-MAIL IT TO YOU

RIGHT NOW.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US.

1-888-777-1999.

COMING UP, ONE WOMAN SENDS A

TEXT MESSAGE AND RECEIVES A

NEW WAY OF LIFE.

FIND OUT HOW AFTER THIS.

Gordon: IT'S A VERY

SIMPLE PRAYER.

JESUS, IF YOU'RE THERE, IF

THIS IS TRUE, IF YOU REALLY

LOVE ME AND YOU REALLY DIED

FOR MY SIN, AND YOU REALLY

WANT TO COME AND HAVE A

RELATIONSHIP WITH ME, WELL,

HERE IT IS.

HERE IS MY HEART.

HERE IS MY LIFE.

I OPEN IT TO YOU AND I ASK

THAT YOU COME IN.

Gordon: GROWING UP IN

INDONESIA, RITA WAS A

MUSLIM.

STILL, SHE KEPT SEARCHING

FOR WHAT SHE CALLS THE TRUE

GOD.

SO SHE SENT A TEXT MESSAGE

AND GOT AN ANSWER SHE WASN'T

EXPECTING.

Reporter: RITA AND

CARJONA OF INDONESIA ARE

SUCCESSFUL, HARD-WORKING

BUSINESS OWNERS WHO OFTEN

HELP OTHERS IN NEED.

BUT RITA SAYS SOMETHING

STILL SEEMED TO BE MISSING

FROM THEIR LIVES.

MY HUSBAND AND I WERE

CONFUSED.

WE REALLY WEREN'T THAT

RELIGIOUS, BUT I NEVER

THOUGHT THAT MIGHT BE THE

CAUSE OF HOW EMPTY WE FELT

INSIDE.

I WAS THE KIND OF PERSON WHO

ALWAYS FOLLOWED THE CROWD.

IT IS EASIER TO MARRY UNDER

THE ISLAMIC LAW, SO THAT'S

WHAT I DID.

BUT THEN I BECAME CONFUSED

OF WHO GOD REALLY WAS.

Reporter: RITA HAD

STARTED WATCHING A PROGRAM

CALLED "SALUCCI", THE

INDONESIAN VERSION OF "THE

700 CLUB."

ONE NIGHT SHE GOT THE

COURAGE UP TO CONTACT CBN,

AND SHE ASKED IF WE COULD

HELP HER FIND THE TRUE GOD.

A FEW DAYS LATER, CBN SENT A

PRAYER COUNSELLOR TO THEIR

HOME.

I WAS SO HAPPY WHEN I MET

HIM.

HE TREATED ME LIKE I WAS A

MEMBER OF HIS FAMILY, EVEN

THOUGH I KNEW I WAS A

SINNER.

Reporter: SOON AFTER

THAT, RITA, HER HUSBAND, AND

THEIR TWO CHILDREN STARTED

GOING TO CHURCH AND PRAYED

TO BECOME CHRISTIANS.

MY HEART IS NO LONGER

EMPTY.

I CAN'T WAIT TO PRAY TO

JESUS EVERY DAY.

I AM THANKFUL THROUGH CBN I

WAS ABLE TO GET TO KNOW THE

TRUE GOD.

Gordon: YOU CAN BE A

PART OF PREACHING THE GOSPEL

AROUND THE WORLD.

WE'RE DOING THAT IN

INDONESIA.

NOT IN SOME ENGLISH PROGRAM,

OR EVEN A PROGRAM DONE

ORIGINALLY AND DUBBED --

WE'RE PRODUCING THESE

PROGRAMS RIGHT THERE IN

JAKARTA, WITH CHRISTIANS WHO

KNOW HOW TO SPEAK THE

LANGUAGE AND KNOW THE

CULTURE.

AND WE SHOW THEM STORIES

ABOUT WHAT JESUS IS DOING IN

THE WORLD TODAY, AND WE

INVITE THEM TO PRAY.

AND THEY GET CONVERTED.

IT IS AMAZING WHAT HAPPENS

WHEN YOU PREACH THE GOSPEL,

AND YOU DO IT IN THEIR HEART

LANGUAGE.

SO IF YOU WANT TO BE APORT

OA PART OF THAT, JOIN "THE

700 CLUB."

IT IS JUST 65 CENTS A DAY,

$20 A MONTH.

CALL US AND JOIN TODAY,

1-888-777-1999.

THIS IS "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE" AND WE'RE

INTERACTING WITH YOU.

LET'S GO BACK TO JESSICA TO

FIND OUT WHAT IS HAPPENING

ON LINE.

GORDON, JASON POSTS ON

Facebook, "THE WOMAN I

LOVE HAS CHANGED.

SHE USED TO LIKE TO SPEND

TIME WITH ME, BUT NOW SHE

GOES OUT DRINKING WITH HER

FRIENDS.

I KNOW THE REAL HER, AND

THAT'S NOT WHO I SEE RIGHT

NOW.

HOW CAN I WIN HER BACK, OR

SHOULD I LET HER GO?"

Gordon: JASON, ON

WINNING HER BACK OR LETTING

HER GO, THAT MAY BE OUT OF

YOUR HANDS.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT

ALCOHOL DOES TO PEOPLE, IT

DOES CHANGE THEIR

PERSONALITY.

THERE IS THE SOBER

PERSONALITY AND THERE IS THE

DRINKING PERSONALITY.

AND USUALLY THE PERSON

INVOLVED IN IT DOESN'T

RECOGNIZE THE CHANGE.

THEY DON'T SEE THAT THEY'VE

CHANGED.

AND FOR WHATEVER REASON, SHE

WANTS TO BE WITH HER FRIENDS

AND SHE WANTS TO DRINK.

MY ADVICE IS LET HER GO DO

THAT.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE

TO CONVINCE HER THAT THAT'S

NOT THE WAY TO GO.

AND IT'S GOING TO TAKE TIME

WITH HER.

AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU --

YOU MAY WANT TO LOOK TO MOVE

ON.

THERE IS A LOT IN THE STORY

OF THE PRODIGAL.

WHERE THE LOVE OF THE FATHER

BOTH TO RECEIVE THE PRODIGAL

BACK, BUT TO LET THE

PRODIGAL GO.

UNDER THIS ONE, YOU'RE UNDER

NO OBLIGATION TO RECEIVE

BACK.

BUT SOMETIMES WHEN YOU

REALLY LOVE, YOU'VE GOT TO

SAY, OKAY, IF YOU DON'T WANT

TO BE WITH ME, THAT'S YOUR

DECISION, AND I LET YOU GO.

IT'S A TOUGH DECISION, BUT I

WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO LOOK

AT IT THAT WAY.

LET'S GO TO JESSICA FOR ONE

MORE QUESTION.

GORDON, LINDA SAYS, "MY

DAUGHTER STARTED MIDDLE

SCHOOL LAST YEAR, AND SINCE

THEN SHE HAS BECOME

MATERIALISTIC.

SHE ALWAYS WANTS THE LATEST

CLOTHES, PHONES,

AND iPADS, BUT WE DON'T

HAVE A LOT OF MONEY.

HOW CAN I TEACH HER TO BE

CONTENT?"

GORDON?

Gordon: HOW CAN YOU

TEACH ANYONE TO BE CONTENT.

I'LL QUOTE AGAIN WHAT I

QUOTED EARLIER, "GODLINESS

WITH CONTENTMENT IS GREAT

GAIN."

IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO

ACHIEVE THAT CONTENTMENT

WITH WHAT WE HAVE.

FOR YOUR DAUGHTER, WELCOME

TO THE TEEN YEARS.

MIDDLE SCHOOL, SHE IS JUST

ENTERING INTO IT.

AND IT IS A SOCIAL

COMPETITION WITH HER PEER

GROUP ON WHO HAS THE LATEST

PHONE AND THE LATEST GADGETS

AND THE COOLEST CLOTHES.

IT ALL GOES WITH THAT

TERRITORY.

I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO

TEACH HER ABOUT MONEY AND

THE VALUE OF MONEY.

AND IS THERE A WAY THAT SHE

CAN EARN MONEY, SO THAT IT

IS HER EARNINGS THAT GO INTO

THE PURSUIT OF THESE

THINGS.

THAT'S A GOOD LIFE LESSON

FOR HER.

AND LIFE LESSONS OF DELAYED

GRATIFICATION.

THOSE DON'T COME EASY.

SO START TEACHING HER ABOUT

THE VALUE OF MONEY.

THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE

FOR THIS PROGRAM.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH THESE

WORDS FROM -- "IF WE ARE

LIVING IN THE LIGHT AS GOD

IS IN THE LIGHT AND WE ARE

FELLOWSHIP WITH EACH OTHER,

AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS, HIS

SON, CLEANSES US FROM ALL

SIN."

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