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The 700 Club - July 23, 2014

Running from pain and disappointment only intensified Michelle’s downward spiral that began in her late teens. Plus, Shawna’s fear grew as her throat pain threatened her ability to swallow. Read Transcript


OUR TWEENS ARE UNDER

ATTACK.

EYELINER AND MASCARA

SALES FOR 10-YEAR-OLDS HAS

DOUBLED.

AND THEY'RE NOT JUST

PLAYING DRESS-UP.

THEY'RE TRYING TO GET

ATTENTION FROM BOYS.

PLUS...

IT TOOK EVERYTHING FROM

ME.

THIS IS MY CHANCE FOR

CHANGE.

TODAY, ON "THE 700

CLUB."

*

Pat: WELL, WELCOME,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, TO

THIS EDITION OF "THE 700

CLUB."

WE'RE DELIGHTED TO HAVE YOU

WITH US.

THIS IS A DAY THAT WENDY IS

HERE, AND IT IS ALWAYS A JOY

TO SEE YOU.

Wendy: IT IS

WEDNESDAY.

Pat: WEDNESDAY FOR

WENDY.

GOOD TO SEE YOU.

THE U.S. SHOULD KEEP ITS

NOSE OUT OF THE MIDDLE EAST,

AND THEY'RE TRYING TO BROKER

A CEASE-FIRE, AND IT IS

PREMATURE.

THE HAMAS SAID WE'RE NOT

GOING TO HAVE ANYTHING TO DO

WITH A CEASE-FIRE.

AND THEY'RE FIRING MORE

ROCKETS ON ISRAEL, AND

ISRAEL SAYS WE'VE GOT TO

STOP IT.

WE SOUND REALLY IM TENT

IMPOTENT IN THIS WHOLE

DEAL.

Wendy: SECRETARY OF

STATE JOHN KERRY LANDED

THERE TODAY FOR MORE PEACE

TALKS, EVEN THOUGH THE

F.A.A. SAID NO MORE U.S.

FLIGHTS COULD LAND THERE

AFTER A HAMAS ROCKET.

Reporter: A HAMAS

ROCKET MADE A DIRECT HIT ON

A HOME IN A TOWN NEXT TO

ISRAEL'S BENGORIAN AIRPORT.

A MALAYSIAN AIRLINE WAS SHOT

DOWN OVER UKRAINE.

USUALLY THERE ARE HUNDREDS

OF PEOPLE WAITING HERE FOR

FAMILY OR FRIENDS AT THE

AIRPORT.

NOW IT IS NEARLY DESERTED.

THE LAST TIME THIS MANY

FLIGHTS WERE CANCELLED

BECAUSE OF WAR WAS DOING

1991, DURING THE GULF WAR.

RIGHT NOW WE HAVE A LOT

OF PASSENGERS STRANDED

ABROAD.

WITH AMERICAN AIRLINES, AS A

SOLITARY REASON, YOU SHOULD

COME HERE.

THERE IS NO REASON TO GIVE

UP TO HAMAS HAMAS AND CLOSE

THE ISRAELI AIRPORT.

Reporter: THOUSANDS OF

PASSENGERS WERE STRANDED

OVERNIGHT AS ISRAEL'S

AIRPORT AND ELSEWHERE ON

THEIR WAY TO ISRAEL.

DAVID MIMONE, PRESIDENT OF

ISRAEL'S NATIONAL AIRLINE,

L.L., SAYS THEY DO WHAT THEY

CAN TO PICK UP THE SLACK.

WE'LL PICK UP THE

FREQUENCY OF THE FLIGHTS.

WE'LL DO EVERYTHING WE CAN

DO TO BRING THE PASSENGERS

BACK TO HOME.

Reporter: MEANWHILE THE

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY IS

SCRAMBLING TO GET A

CEASE-FIRE, BUT THE BATTLE

CONTINUES.

TWO ISRAELI SOLDIERS WERE

KILLED OVERNIGHT IN GAZA,

AND ISRAEL STRUCK SOME 200

TARGETS IN 24 HOURS,

INCLUDING THE STRONGHOLD.

WE'RE STRIKING HAMAS IN

TUNNEL CAPABILITIES AND

ROCKET CAPABILITIES.

WE'VE EXPOSED OVER 23

TUNNELS.

Reporter: STILL, HAMAS

CONTINUED TO FIRE ROCKETS AT

ISRAEL ON WEDNESDAY.

AND THE I.D.F. SHOWS HOW

HAMAS IS ENTRENCHED IN

CIVILIAN AREAS.

THEY RELEASED THIS FOOTAGE

SHOWING TWO TERRORISTS

ESCAPING IN AN AMBULANCE.

BAN KI-MOON, ON TUESDAY,

CONDEMNED THE USE OF HUMANS

AS HUMAN SHIELDS, BUT URGED

THE TWO TO RECONCILE.

STOP FIGHTING AND START

TALKING, AND TAKE ON THE

ROOT CAUSES OF THE COUNTRY,

SO WE'RE NOT BACK TO THE

SAME SITUATION IN ANOTHER

SIX MONTHS OR A YEAR.

WHAT GRIEVOU GRIEVANCES

CAN WE SOLVE WITH HAMAS?

THEY DON'T WANT A TWO-STATE

SOLUTION.

THEY DON'T WANT ANY

SOLUTIONS.

Reporter: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

BENGORIAN AIRPORT, TEL

AVIV.

Pat: A FEW YEARS AGO, I

WAS RIDING WITH AN ISRAELI

OFFICIAL IN A HELICOPTER,

ALONG THE BORDER FENCE,

LOOKING DOWN, AND WE GOT TO

A POINT WHERE WE COULD LOOK

RIGHT DOWN INTO THE MAJOR

RUNWAY AT BENGORIAN

AIRPORT.

AND I THOUGHT, IT WOULD BE

SO EASY TO FIRE ANY KIND OF

A MISSILE OR ARTILLERY SHELL

DOWN THERE AND INTERRUPT A

FIGHT.

BUT HAMAS HAS REALLY WON A

TREMENDOUS VICTORY, WITHOUT

DOING ANYTHING, BY THE

ACTION OF OUR F.A.A.

LIMITING FLIGHTS.

ONE MISSILE -- SO THE

MISSILE COMES.

I THINK AN AIRPLANE COULD

TAKE AN AVOIDANCE PROCEDURE

AGAINST SOMETHING LIKE

THAT.

BUT THEY'RE THE MOST

VULNERABLE WHEN THEY LAND

AND WHEN THEY TAKE OFF.

AND, I DON'T KNOW, IT'S JUST

SOMETHING THAT THIS IS A

DEATH BLOW TO ISRAEL, TO CUT

OFF THEIR AIR FLOW OF

PASSENGERS DURING THE HEIGHT

OF THE TOURIST SEASON.

IT JUST IS A WIN FOR HAMAS

THAT SHOULDN'T BE.

YEARS AND YEARS AGO, THERE

WAS THE SO-CALLED OSLO

ACCORDS, AND THE THEN PRIME

MINISTER OF ISRAEL, AHOUD

BARACK, GAVE THE

PALESTINIANSALIZING

PALESTINIANS EVERYTHING THEY

ASKED FOR, AND YASSER ARAFAT

TURNED IT DOWN AND LAUNCHED

AND INTIFADAH.

WHY?

BECAUSE THEY DON'T WANT

PEACE.

THEY WANT THE DESTRUCTION OF

ISRAEL.

FOR THAT GUY AT THE U.N. TO

SAY GET TO THE UNDERLYING

CAUSE -- WELL, THE

UNDERLYING CAUSE IS HAMAS

WANTS TO DESTROY ISRAEL.

AND ISRAEL CAN'T LET IT

HAPPEN.

IF A ROBBER WANTS TO HOLD

YOU UP IN THE STREETS AND

WANTS TO BLOW YOUR HEAD OFF,

AND THEY SAY, WHAT'S THE

UNDERLYING CAUSE OF YOU

TRYING TO FIGHT, AND THEY

SAY, I'M FIGHTING FOR MY

LIFE.

AND NOW JON JE JOHN JESSUP

HAS MORE.

Reporter: THERE ARE

GROWING FEARS OF A NEW

UPRISING AGAINST

PALESTINIANS IN THE WEST

BANK.

GEORGE THOMAS IS IN

BETHLEHEM, AND SHOWS US HOW

ONE CHURCH IS TRYING TO EASE

THE TENSION.

George: 46 MILES AWAY

FROM ISRAEL'S OFFENSIVE

AGAINST HAMAS IN GAZA, THERE

IS ANOTHER BATTLE SOME SAY

HAS BEEN DANGEROUSLY IGNORED

BY THE WORLD.

MY BIG CONCERN RIGHT NOW

IS THIS: IS THAT THE WEST

BANK IS BEING NEGLECTED.

THE RIOTS THAT ARE BEING

DONE EVERY SINGLE NIGHT,

ALMOST 13, 14 NIGHTS IN A

ROW.

George: STEVEN CORY, A

PROMINENT CHRISTIAN ARAB WHO

LIVES IN BETHLEHEM, WORRIES

THE AREA IS RIPE FOR ANOTHER

UPRISING.

I WAS BORN IN JERUSALEM,

AND I GREW UP IN BETHLEHEM.

AND I'M SEEING IN THIS,

EVIDENCE OF A POSSIBLE

OUTBREAK OF AN INTIFADAH

HAPPENING IN THE WEST BANK.

George: HERE ON THE

STREETS, PALESTINIAN

PROTESTORS, ANGRY ABOUT

ISRAEL'S WAR ON HAMAS, ARE

RIDING DAILY SKIRMISHES,

WITH PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY

POLICE.

SEVERAL PEOPLE HAVE BEEN

KILLED AND INJURED.

THIS IS A SECURITY WALL THAT

DIVIDES ISRAEL AND THE WEST

BANK.

FOR NEARLY TWO WEEKS, THERE

HAVE BEEN VIOLENT PROTESTS

TAKING PLACE RIGHT HERE ON

THE STREETS, AS WELL AS IN

OTHER WEST BANK CITIES, SUCH

AS HEBRON, NABULUS, AND

RAMALLAH.

NEITHER ISRAEL OR PALESTINE

WANT TO SEE ANOTHER WAR.

WE NEED TO TRY TO KEEP IT

CALM AND KEEP IT

CONTROLLED.

IT MIGHT NOT BE POSSIBLE.

George: TO AVOID

FURTHER VIOLENCE, CORY, WHO

LEADS A PROMINENT CHURCH, IS

CALLS ON HIS PEOPLE FOR

CALM.

IN ECCLESIASTES, IT SAYS

THERE IS A TIME TO MOURN, A

TIME TO DANCE, AND A TIME TO

LAUGH.

THIS IS A TIME FOR NEITHER

THREE.

WE NEED TO BE A VOICE, A

BALANCE, A RIGHTEOUS VOICE

IN THE MIDST OF THE

WILDERNESS.

George: FOR SEVERAL

WEEKS NOW HIS CHURCH HAS

BEEN DISTRIBUTING COPIES OF

THE NEW TESTAMENT AND

BOTTLES OF WATER WRAPPED

WITH THE SCRIPTURE VERSE

"BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS

FOR THEY WILL BE CALLED

CHILDREN OF GOD."

WE CAN PREACH LAW,

FORGIVENESS AND ACCEPTANCE,

AND DO NOT FIGHT, AND DO NOT

OVERCOME EVIL WITH EVIL, BUT

OVERCOME EVIL WITH GOOD.

George: IN THE

MEANTIME, AMERICA IS URGING

PEOPLE TO AVOID TRAVEL TO

THE WEST BANK BECAUSE OF

ONGOING PROBLEMS.

GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS,

BETHLEHEM.

HERE AT HOME, A NEW

RULING BY THE FEDERAL

APPEALS COURT COULD DEAL A

HUGE BLOW TO OBAMACARE.

IT MAY MEAN THAT MILLIONS OF

PEOPLE WHO SIGNED UP WILL BE

PAYING MUCH MORE FOR THEIR

COVERAGE.

Reporter: WHEN

OBAMACARE WAS FIRST PITCHED

TO LOW AND MIDDLE INCOME

PEOPLE, THE PLANS OFFERED ON

HEALTH CAR CARE.COM WERE

ONLY AVAILABLE FOR

PREMIUMS.

BUT THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

RULED FOR 36 STATES, THE

SUBSIDIES ARE ILLEGAL.

THE HEALTH CARE LAW SAYS THE

GOVERNMENT CAN ONLY PROVIDE

SUBSIDIES FOR HEALTH CARE

BOUGHT ON THE STATE

EXCHANGES OR ONLINE MARKET

PLACES.

BUT THREE DOZEN STATES WERE

EITHER UNABLE OR UNWILLING

TO SET UP THOSE EXCHANGES

THAT WOULD HAVE MADE THEL

ELIGIBLE FOR SUBSIDIES.

SO THE I.R.S. SET UP A RULE

THAT ALLOWED THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT TO PAY THE SUB

SAN DIEGO'S.

THE I.R.S. WAS TRYING TO

COVER FOR THE ADMINISTRATION

HERE.

AND WHILE IT WAS POSSIBLY

JUST POORLY DRAFTED, AND

POSSIBLY THEY THOUGHT ALL OF

THE STATES WOULD ENACT THESE

EXCHANGES.

Reporter: THE D.C.

COURT RULED THAT THE I.R.S.

ACTION WENT BEYOND THE LAW,

SO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

CAN'T LEGALLY PAY OUT THE

SUBSIDIES, WHICH COULD MAKE

OBAMACARE POLICIES TW TOO

EXPENSIVE FOR PEOPLE WHO

DEPENDED ON THAT MONEY FROM

WASHINGTON.

AND THE VIRGINIA COURT SAID

THE I.R.S. CORRECTLY

INTERPRETED THE WILL OF

CONGRESS BY ALLOWING

SUBSIDIES IN ALL 50 STATES.

NOW IT APPEARS THAT ONCE

AGAIN THE FATE OF OBAMACARE

IS LIKELY TO BE IN THE HANDS

OF THE SUPREME COURT.

I THINK THERE IS A GOOD

CHANCE THE SUPREME COURT

WILL COME TO THE

COMMON-SENSE CONCLUSION THAT

THIS IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE

WHERE FEDERAL DOES NOT MEAN

STATE.

YOU CAN'T REWRITE THIS LAW

JUST TO MAKE IT SAY WHAT YOU

WISH IT SAID.

Reporter: CAITLIN

BURKE, CBN NEWS.

John: PAT, FALLOUT FROM

THE HEALTH CARE LAW IS FAR

FROM OVER.

Pat: I'M SURPRISED THAT

THE FIRST CIRCUIT, SITTING

IN VIRGINIA, WOULD HAVE COME

DOWN IN FAVOR OF THIS.

WELL, REASONABLE PEOPLE

WOULD HAVE OBVIOUSLY

INTENDED THAT THIS WOULD BE

THERE.

THAT LAW WAS WRITTEN BY

CONGRESS.

IT WAS WRITTEN BY

DEMOCRATS.

THERE WASN'T ONE REPUBLICAN

VOTE FOR IT.

EVERY ONE IS WRITTEN BY

DEMOCRATS.

THEY KNEW EXACTLY WHAT THEY

WERE DOING.

THEY HAD AN EXPRESSED DESIRE

TO EXCLUDE CERTAIN THINGS

AND INCLUDE CERTAIN THINGS.

AND FOR A COURT TO SAY

OBVIOUSLY INTELLIGENT PEOPLE

WOULD HAVE INCLUDED THAT,

YOU CAN'T DO THAT.

THEY WRITE A LAW, AND THE

WORDS HAVE TO MEAN

SOMETHING.

AND THE D.C. CIRCUIT GOT IT

RIGHT.

AND NOW THE TWO -- WE'VE GOT

A CONFLICT IN THE CIRCUITS,

AND IT WILL IMMEDIATELY GO

UP TO THE SUPREME COURT.

HOW SOON THEY'LL ACT, WE

DON'T KNOW.

I THINK THE PEOPLE SHOULD BE

TIRED OF HAVING COURTS AND

THE PRESIDENT ARBITRARILY

REWRITE THIS LAW.

IT WAS WRITTEN BY THE

STAFFERS.

IT WAS WRITTEN BY

CONGRESSMAN AND WRITTEN BY

DEMOCRATS, WHO KNEW EXACTLY

WHAT THEY WERE DOING AND

EXACTLY WHAT THOSE WORDS

MEANT, AND THEY DID IT FOR A

PURPOSE.

AND FOR A COURT TO COME IN

AND SAY THAT REASONABLE

PEOPLE OBVIOUSLY WOULD HAVE

INCLUDED "X," "Y," AND "Z,"

THAT'S NONSENSE.

THE D.C. CIRCUIT GOT IT

RIGHT.

JOHN?

John: PAT, CONGRESS IS

SET TO HOLD A HEARING ON WHY

MERIAM IBRAHIM IS STILL

STUCK IN SUDAN.

CHRIS SMITH IS SHARING

TODAY'S HEARING.

HE SAYS THERE IS A NEW PUSH

TO PUT THE CHRISTIAN MOTHER

OF TWO BACK IN PRISON.

SHE HAD BEEN SENTENCED TO

DEATH FOR MARRYING A

CHRISTIAN AND ABANDONING THE

CHRISTIAN FAITH.

A JUDGE DROPPED THE SENTENCE

AFTER AN INTERNATIONAL

OUTCRY.

BUT SHE HASN'T YET BEEN ABLE

TO GET OUT OF THE COUNTRY.

THEY'RE HELD UP IN KHARTOUM

WHERE THEY'RE WAITING FOR

PERMISSION TO FLY TO THE

U.S.

THE RATE OF CHILDHOOD

OBESITY LEVELLED OFF IN THE

LAST DECADE OR SO,

SUGGESTING KIDS AREN'T

GETTING ANY FATTER, BUT MANY

ARE STILL OVERWEIGHT.

THE RATE OF CHILDHOOD

OBESITY IN THE U.S. REMAINED

FLAT FROM 2003 TO 2012.

NEARLY ONE IN FIVE AMERICAN

KIDS, AGED TWO TO 15, ARE

STILL CONSIDERED OBESE, AND

THAT IS STILL TOO HIGH.

IT COULD LEAD TO TYPE 2

DIABETES, HEART DISEASE, AND

OTHER PROBLEMS.

EXPERTS SAY SCHOOLS AND

PARENTS NEED TO HELP KIDS

EAT THE RIGHT FOODS AND

AVOID THE WRONG ONES.

PAT, WHAT IS IT GOING TO

TAKE TO TACKLE THIS

EPIDEMIC?

Pat: PUT PARENTS IN

CONCENTRATION CAMPS, AND

FORCE THEM TO LEARN -- YOU

KNOW, THEY DON'T KNOW

NUTRITION.

I SEE PARENTS BUY THE MOST

UNBELIEVABLE STUFF FOR THEIR

KIDS.

IT IS LIKE IF YOU OWN A

DOG.

AND YOUR LITTLE DOG LOOKS AT

YOU WITH THOSE PLEADING

EYES.

AND THEY SAY, WOULDN'T YOU

GIVE ME A LITTLE SOMETHING.

AND YOU SAY, I BETTER THROW

HIM SOMETHING, HE IS SO

SWEET.

AND THE NEXT THING IS FIDO

IS DYING OF HEART DISEASE,

AND HE MAY DIE AT AN EARLY

AGE.

AND THE SAME THING WITH

LITTLE JOHNNIE.

HE LOOKS SO APPEALING.

P YOAND YOU CAN KEEP HIM

QUIET IF YOU THROW SOMETHING

IN HIS MOUTH.

YOU WANT HIM TO GET OFF YOUR

CASE SO YOU CAN DO WHAT

YOU'RE DOING, AND THIS IS A

BRIBE.

AND KIDS WANT SUGAR POPS --

WHATEVER THEY GIVE -- I WANT

A HAPPY MEAL FROM

McDONALD'S.

Wendy: AND THEY'RE

SPENDING SO MUCH TIME ON

THEIR KINDLES, ON TV, AND

THE PARENTS ARE LETTING THE

TV BABY-SIT THEM, INSTEAD OF

GETTING OUTSIDE AND THROWING

THE FOOTBALL.

Pat: OF COURSE.

AND THE PARENTS, THEY DON'T

KNOW WHAT IS GOOD

NUTRITION.

THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND IT.

YOU'VE GOT TO FEED THEM

VEGETABLES.

YOU'VE GOT TO FEED THEM

FRUIT AND PROTEIN.

Wendy: AND NOT FRUIT

LOOPS.

Pat: AND NOT FRUITLOOPS

AND ALL OF THE SWEET

THINGS.

THE CEREAL-MAKERS OF AMERICA

ARE IN A CONSPIRACY, IF I

CAN USE THAT TERM, TO PUT

SUGAR IN CEREAL BECAUSE THEY

WILL WANT MORE.

A LITTLE CHILD DOESN'T HAVE

SOPHISTICATED TASTEBUDS.

AND IF YOU DON'T GIVE THEM A

TASTE FOR SALT AND SUGAR AND

THESE THINGS, THEIR

TASTEBUDS WILL GET TASTE

FROM THE NATURAL FOOD.

BUT ONCE YOU START LOADING

IT DOWN, YOU IMMEDIATELY

TRAIN THEIR TASTEBUDS, I'VE

GOT TO HAVE MORE SUGAR, I'VE

GOT TO HAVE MORE SALT, AND

THEY GET UNHEALTHY.

PARENTS, THEY'RE THE CAUSE.

THEY'RE YOURS.

THEY CAN'T TROT OFF AT THREE

AND TRAVEL TO McDONALD'S

AND GET A HAPPY MEAL.

THEY'RE IN YOUR CARE, SO

MAKE IT COUNT.

Wendy: SO THEY CAN

AVOID GOING TO CONCENTRATION

CAMP.

Pat: I THINK WE OUGHT

TO LOCK THEM UP OTHERWISE.

IT IS CALLED CHILD ABUSE,

WHAT YOU'RE DOING, IN NAME.

I'LL TELL YOU, I HAD A

MOTHER -- GOD BLESS HER, SHE

LOVED HER CHILDREN.

AND GUESS WHAT HER

EXPRESSION OF LOVE WAS?

Wendy: COOKIES, CAKES,

PIES --

Pat: FOOD.

YOU CAN'T BELIEVE HOW MUCH

FOOD WE ATE.

IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE.

Wendy: BACK IN THE DAY,

IT WAS THE GOOD

INGREDIENTS.

Pat: BUT YOU STILL GOT

FAT.

BUT NOT AS FAST AS WE DO

NOW.

BUT THAT WAS A SIGN OF

LOVE.

I LOVE MY CHILDREN, AND

THEREFORE I'M GOING TO HAVE

A CAKE OR I'M GOING TO HAVE

ICE CREAM OR I'M GOING TO

HAVE A BIG ROAST, OR I'M

GOING TO HAVE WAFFLES OR

SOMETHING.

ALL OF THESE THINGS THAT WE

ATE.

I ATE A LOT WHEN I WAS A

KID.

Wendy: YOU SURVIVED

IT.

Pat: ALL RIGHT, WENDY.

Wendy: HERE IS A

QUESTION FOR YOU: WOULD YOU

LET YOUR 8-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER

WEAR THIS?

PUSHUP BRAS AND UNDERWEAR

CALLED "EYE CANDY."

AND EYELINER AND MASCARA.

Wendy: LESS ISN'T

ALWAYS MORE, AND MEET THE

YOUNG WOMEN WHO ARE TRYING

TO STRESS THAT TO YOUNG

GIRLS, WHEN WE COME BACK.

*

Wendy: WELL, HOW MUCH

SKIN CAN YOU SHOW BEFORE

IT'S A SIN?

MODESTY COULD BE A STICKY

SUBJECT, EVEN AMONG

CHRISTIANS, BUT AS JENNIFER

WISHON EXPLAINS, BEING

MODEST DOESN'T MEAN A WOMAN

CAN'T LET HER BEAUTY SHINE.

Reporter: IF YOU LOOK

AROUND, IT IS EASY TO THINK

MODESTY IS DEAD.

EVERYWHERE IMAGES TELL US

LESS IS MORE.

AND THE PRESSURE FOR YOUNG

GIRLS TO LOOK SEXY HAS NEVER

BEEN MORE POTENT.

I THINK THE MEDIA

PROMOTES SEXINESS.

THEY'RE WEARING

EIGHT-INCH HEELS.

IT IS VERY HARD AS A

PARENT TO TRY TO RAISE YOUR

CHILD IN THIS SOCIETY WE

HAVE RIGHT NOW WITH SOME

RULES AND WITH SOME

STRUCTURE.

I KNOW THE REASON WHY

MOST GIRLS DRESS LIKE THAT

IS THEY'RE TRYING TO GET

TEAPTION FRO ATTENTION FROM

BOYS.

Reporter: WE MET

STEPHANIE IN VIRGINIA,

TRYING TO SHOW YOUNG GIRLS

THAT MODESTY IS HOT.

BEAUTY SHOULD REALLY COME

FROM THE INSIDE OUT.

UNFORTUNATELY, THE

GENERATION WE'RE LIVING IN

SAYS THE LESS YOU WEAR, THE

MORE HOT AND BEAUTIFUL YOU

ARE.

BUT THERE IS SOMETHING

REALLY BEAUTIFUL IN

MYSTERY.

Reporter: JIM GOSHHAN

IS CREATOR OF "MODEST IS

HOTTEST."

JUST LOOK AROUND, SHE SAYS,

EVEN IN THE CHURCH, AND

YOU'LL SEE IT IS NEEDED.

I DIDN'T COME TO KNOW THE

LORD UNTIL I WAS MUCH

OLDER.

I WAS 21.

I DIDN'T GROW UP IN YOUTH

GROUPS.

SO WHEN I BEGAN KNOWING

JESUS, I REALIZED, WHY ARE

WE DRESSING THE SAME WAY I

DRESSED IN THE CLUBS.

INSTEAD OF THROWING THE

RULE BOOK AT THEM, YOU

EXPLAIN IT IS OUT OF LOVE.

YOU LOVE THE LORD AND HE

LOVES YOU, AND THIS IS HOW

YOU RESPOND, OUT OF

MODESTY.

Reporter: WHAT IS

MODESTY?

THAT'S AN INTERESTINGLY

TOPIC.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE

SCRIPTURES, MODESTY IS

SELF-CONTROL AND HOW YOU

PRESENT YOURSELF EXTERNALLY

SO PEOPLE CAN SEE YOUR

HEART.

THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT OUR

PRIMARY ROLE, THE REASON

WE'RE ON THIS PLANET, IS TO

GLORIFY GOD.

ANY TIME WE DRESS TO SHOW

OFF OUR BODIES, WE'RE

BRINGING GLORY TO

OURSELVES.

THAT'S THE GREATEST, I

THINK, SIN IN MODESTY.

WE'RE SAYING, LOOK AT ME,

INSTEAD OF SAYING, LOOK AT

GOD.

Reporter: SHE IS ONE OF

THE EXPERTS.

HER MINISTRY, "SECRET KEEPER

GIRL," TRAVELS THE COUNTRY

TEACHING GIRLS AND THEIR

MOMS ABOUT MODESTY AND WHY

IT IS IMPORTANT.

SHE HAS ALSO WRITTEN BOOKS

ABOUT MODESTY, AND KNOWS IT

CAN BE CONTROVERSIAL, EVEN

WITHIN THE CHURCH.

THE TOUGH THING IS THERE

AREN'T ANY EXACT RULES,

RIGHT?

NO.

GOD DIDN'T SPELL ET OU IT

OUT IN BLACK AND WHITE FOR

US.

HE ASKED US TO SEARCH WITH

OUR HEARTS.

Reporter: THEY OFFER

GIRLS FASHION TIPS TO HELP

THEM BE MODEST WHILE STILL

SHOWCASING THEIR PERSONAL

STYLE.

RESEARCH SHOWS ONE OF THE

TOP FACTORS THAT PUTS A

YOUNG PERSON AT RISK FOR

ENGAGING IN SEX OUTSIDE OF

MARRIAGE AT A YOUNG AGE IS

APPEARING OR DRESSING OLDER,

DRESSING I IMMODESTLY, AND

IT IS INCREASING EASY TO

DO.

COMPANIES MARKET PRODUCTS TO

EXTREMELY YOUNG GIRLS.

SOME OF THE PRODUCTS IN

THE LAST FEW YEARS THAT HAVE

BEEN OLD TO 8, 9,

10-YEAR-OLD GIRLS HAVE BEEN

PUSHUP BRAS AND SOMETHING

CALLED "EYE CANDY," AND

EYELINER AND MASCARA.

IN THE LAST FEW YEARS,

EYELINER AND MASCARA FOR

10-YEAR-OLDS HAVE DOUBLED.

Reporter: SO IF YOU

COULD REACH THE GIRLS

BETWEEN THE AGES OF 8 AND

12,

8 AND

15, AND TEACH THEM

MODESTY, YOU CAN CHANGE THE

TRAJECTORY OF THEIR LIVES?

THAT'S THE POINT.

DOING IT BEFORE THE AGE OF

12 IS CRITICAL TO PUTTING

HER ON A PATHWAY TO PURITY.

Reporter: AND WHAT

ABOUT BOYS AND MEN?

THE BIBLE DOESN'T OFFER ANY

MODESTY INSTRUCTION TOR FOR

THEM.

FRESH SUGGESTS THAT IS

BECAUSE MEN ARE ARE MOR

VULNERABLE VULNERABLE TO

BEAUTY.

THE WAY THAT A MAN TREATS

A WOMAN IS ENTIRELY HIS

RESPONSIBILITY, PERIOD.

HOWEVER, A WOMAN IS CALLED

TO EXEMPLIFY THE FRUIT OF

THE SPIRIT.

ONE OF THE FRUITS OF THE

SPIRIT IS SELF-CONTROL.

AND I THINK WE NEED TO BE

ABLE TO EXEMPLIFY THAT IN

THE WAY WE DRESS AND THE WAY

WE PRESENT OURS.

Reporter: DO MEN HAVE A

RESPONSIBILITY TO BE

MODEST?

WELL, SURE MEN HAVE A

RESPONSIBILITY.

AND I WISH WE COULD GET SOME

DUDES TO START TALKING ABOUT

THAT.

THE ABERCROMBIE GUY IS SO

NAKED.

I THINK MEN HAVE THE SAME

RESPONSIBILITY, FOR US TO BE

ABLE TO SEE THEIR GOOD

WORKS.

FOR US TO BE ABLE THE SEE

THE INNER QUALITIES AND

STRENGTHS THAT GOD HAS PUT

IN THEM, NOT THEIR BODIES.

Reporter: FRESH SAYS IF

WE ALL WAKE UP EVERY DAY

FOCUSED ON HONORING AND

GLORIFYING GOD, WE'LL ALL

DRESS APPROPRIATELY.

AND SHE SAYS IF YOU'RE NOT

SURE, JUST ASK YOUR

PARENTS.

IT ISN'T IN WHAT THE

BILLBOARD SAYS YOU NEEDS TO

LOOK LIKE.

IT ISN'T IN BEING A SIZE 2

OR 10.

IT IS IN ACCEPTING YOU ARE

FEARFULLY AND TRULY

WONDERFULLY MADE BY HIM,

REGARDLESS OF WHAT SOCIETY

SAYS.

Reporter: JENNIFER

WISHON, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: THANKS,

JENNIFER.

GREAT STORY.

I HAVE A BOOK CALLED "YOU

ARE A PRIZE TO BE WON," AND

I HAVE A CHAPTER CALLED

PURITY IS SEXY, WHICH IS

REALLY WHAT JENNIFER WAS

SAYING.

GUYS DON'T WANT TO SEE IT

ALL.

THEY LIKE THE MYSTERIES,

RIGHT?

Pat: ABSOLUTELY.

FROM A PURELY PURIAN

STANDPOINT, A LACE STOCKING

IS MORE SENSUAL THAN A BARE

LEG.

IT IS THE ILLUSION THERE IS

SOMETHING BEHIND IT.

Wendy: ESPECIALLY FOR

THESE YOUNG, INNOCENT GIRLS,

BECAUSE IT IS SO SAD.

Pat: OUR GIRLS -- ONE

IN PARTICULAR, MY WIFE WOULD

GET VERY MODEST DRESSES, AND

THE KINDS THAT WOULD COME

DOWN TO THEIR KNEES, A

LITTLE BLOW THEIR KNEES.

BLE BELOW THEIR KNEES.

AND THEY WOULD BE DRESSED TO

GO TO SCHOOL, AND GUESS WHAT

THEY WOULD DO?

Wendy: CHANGE?

Pat: NO.

THEY WOULD ROLL THE SKIRTS

UP.

Wendy: THEY ALWAYS

REBEL.

BUT MODESTY IS HOTTEST.

Pat: MODESTY IS

HOTTEST.

ONCE IT BECOMES COOL, THEN

IT WILL CATCH ON.

UNTIL IT IS COOL, THEN THE

GIRLS WANT TO BE COOL.

THEY WANT TO BE HIP AND DO

WHAT'S IN.

Wendy: THANKS, PAT.

COMING UP, MOMMY GONE WILD.

I WANTED MORE.

AND THAT'S ALL I WANTED.

AND I DIDN'T CARE HOW I GOT

IT.

I WAS SO EMPTY AND BROKEN.

Wendy: FIND OUT WHAT IT

TOOK TO SOBER HER UP, NEXT.

Pat: YOU'RE WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB."

WE'RE DELIGHTED TO HAVE ALL

OF YOU WITH US.

OUT OF CONTROL, THAT'S HOW

MICHELLE SPIRE DESCRIBED HER

LIFE, FROM THE DRINKING TO

THE PARTYING TO THE DRUGS,

AND, OF COURSE, TO THE SEX

WITH MULTIPLE PARTNERS.

NOTHING WAS OFF-LIMITS.

THOSE WILD BENDERS COST

MICHELLE HER FAMILY, HER

FRIENDS, AND EVERYTHING SHE

OWNED.

I REMEMBER BEING UP IN

OUR BIG WINDOW, AND MY

MOTHER TELLING ME, MICHELLE,

PLEASE COME DOWN FROM

THERE.

DADDY IS NOT COMING HOME.

Reporter: MICHELLE

SPIRE WAS ONLY FOUR YEARS

OLD WHEN HER PARENTS

DIVORCED.

HER MOTHER LATER REMARRIED A

CHRISTIAN MAN WHO TOOK HER

FAMILY TO CHURCH.

I DID WHAT MY PARENTS

TOLD ME TO DO.

IF THE CHURCH DOORS WERE

OPEN, WE WOULD BE IN

CHURCH.

Reporter: GROWING UP,

MICHELLE WAS CAUGHT BETWEEN

HE HAD HAHER CHURCH-GOING

PARENTS AND HI HER

BIOLOGICAL DAD.

HE WAS AN ALCOHOLIC AND

ENCOURAGED HER TO LIVE BY

HER OWN RULES.

I REMEMBER HAVING A LOT

OF ANGER.

NOT SEEING THAT THEY WERE

TRYING TO DO GOOD FOR ME.

I WAS SEEING IT AS THEY

DON'T CARE ABOUT ME.

THEY JUST WANT TO KEEP ME

UNDER THEIR ROOF.

THEY DON'T WANT ME TO HAVE A

LIFE.

IT JUST MADE ME REBEL MORE.

Reporter: AT 17,

MICHELLE MOVED OUT AND

EMBRACED THE PARTY

LIFESTYLE.

BUT WHEN SHE HAD SEX ONE

NIGHT, HER FRAGILE

SELF-IMAGE WAS DESTROYED.

AFTER THAT, MICHELLE DECIDED

NOTHING SHE DID WAS

SHATTERED.

IT WAS A BREAKING POINT

IN MY LIFE WHERE I JUST

THOUGHT LESS OF MYSELF

BECAUSE IT WAS IMPORTANT FOR

ME TO SAVE MYSELF FOR THE

FIRST MAN I WAS GOING TO

MARRY.

I ENDED UP BEING PERMISCUOUS

THROUGHOUT THE YEARS BECAUSE

I THOUGHT, I'VE ALREADY DONE

THAT, SO I GUESS I'M GOING

TO BE A PART OF WHATEVER

THIS WORLD HAS.

I'M GOING TO HAVE TO JUST GO

WITH IT.

SO I DRANK A LOT.

I HAD TO DRINK TO RELAX, TO

FIT IN WITH THE CROWDS I WAS

HANGING AROUND.

I STARTED SMOKING POT

OCCASIONALLY.

Reporter: MICHELLE WENT

FROM ONE RELATIONSHIP TO THE

NEXT.

I'M LOOKING FOR THAT

LITTLE WHITE HOUSE WITH THE

PICKET FENCE AND THE FAMILY,

THAT PERFECT LITTLE FAMILY

THAT I NEVER HAD.

Reporter: HER SEARCH

ALWAYS ENDED IN HEARTACHE.

OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS,

MICHELLE HAD FOUR CHILDREN

WITH FOUR DIFFERENT MEN, AND

PUT ONE SON UP FOR

ADOPTION.

I KNEW I COULDN'T AFFORD

TO KEEP THIS CHILD.

I DEPUT DIDN'T FEEL I WAS

GOING TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE

HIM A GOOD LIFE.

THAT'S THE HARD PART.

WHEN YOU HAVE THAT BEAUTIFUL

BABY IN YOUR HANDS AND YOU

HAND IT OVER.

AND YOU GIVE THAT CHILD TO

THE PERSON THAT IS GOING TO

BE TAKING CARE OF HIM FOR

THE REMAINDER OF HIS LIFE.

AND THAT ALONE, IN ITSELF,

IS UNEXPLAINABLE.

Reporter: MICHELLE USED

ALCOHOL TO DEAL WITH HER

GRIEF.

BUT ADDING TO HER

DEPRESSION, SHE HAD ALSO

GAINED WEIGHT.

SO WHEN SOMEONE OFFERED HER

A PILL THAT WOULD HELP HER

LOSE WEIGHT, SHE TOOK IT

WITHOUT QUESTION.

THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT, A

DIETARY SUPPLEMENT.

BUT IT WAS METHAMPHETAMINE

IN A PILL FORM.

Reporter: MICHELLE WAS

ADDICTED INSTANTLY, AND SOON

BEGAN SMOKING METH.

FEEDING HER ADDICTION BECAME

ALL SHE CARED ABOUT FOR THE

NEXT EIGHT YEARS.

I WANTED MORE, AND THAT'S

ALL I WANTED.

AND I DIDN'T CARE HOW I GOT

IT.

MY BILLS WEREN'T BEING PAID

AFTER A TIME.

THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW, I'M

BEING EVICTED AND PUTTING MY

STUFF IN STORAGE.

IT TOOK EVERYTHING FROM ME,

MY SOUL, MY CHILDREN, TWO

HOUSES, A COUPLE OF CARS.

EVERY TIME I WOULD

REESTABLISH, OR TRY TO

REESTABLISH, IT WOULD BE

TAKEN AWAY FROM ME.

Reporter: MICHELLE'S

KIDS STAYED WITH RELATIVES

AND FRIENDS.

AND THEN MICHELLE'S PARENTS

FILED FOR CUSTODY OF HER

DAUGHTER, VALERIE, AT ONE.

AFTER MY PARENTS TOOK MY

DAUGHTER, I RAN REAL HARD.

I WAS JUST RUNNING FROM

EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING

WITHIN ME, MYSELF AND

EVERYBODY ELSE.

I WAS SO EMPTY AND BROKEN,

AND I REMEMBER BEING UP FOR

ABOUT, I'D SAY, ABOUT FIVE

DAYS.

Reporter: MICHELLE WEPT

O WENT ON A METH BINGE AND

WAS COMING DOWN FROM A HIGH

WHEN HER OLDEST SON,

ANTHONY, FOUND HER.

HE SAID, MOM, GET

YOURSELF TOGETHER.

I LOOKED AT HIM, WITH THAT

DISGUST IN HIS FACE, AND I

WAS THINKING, THIS IS MY

BABY BOY, MY FIRSTBORN

CHILD.

AND HE SEES ME A MESS.

AT THAT POINT, HE HELPED ME

PICK UP WHATEVER WAS

AROUND.

AND I SAID, OKAY, I'M GOING

TO TRY THIS.

I'M GOING TO GO TO SLEEP AND

GET MYSELF TOGETHER.

Reporter: MICHELLE

SOBERED UP SO SHE COULD TRY

TO TAKE CARE OF HER BOYS.

THE FIRST THING WAS TO FEED

THEM.

THEY SAID, MOM, WE NEED

TO GET SOME STUFF TO EAT.

ALL OF A SUDDEN IT CAME TO

ME, WAIT, I CAN TAKE THEM

DOWN TO THE CHRISTIAN CENTER

AND FEED THEM FREE.

MY PARENTS ARE BOTH LEADERS

THERE, AND I CAN GET A

CHANCE TO SEE VALERIE REAL

QUICK.

Reporter: AFTER THEY

ATE, MICHELLE'S DAUGHTER

CONVINCED HER TO STAY FOR

THE FIRST WORSHIP SERVICE.

MICHELLE'S FIRST IMPULSE WAS

TO RUN.

I CAN REMEMBER EVERYTHING

GOING THROUGH MY HEAD, WHY

ARE YOU EVEN HERE?

WHAT ARE PEOPLE GOING TO

SAY?

I SAT THERE IN THAT PEW AND

FOUGHT IT AND FOUGHT IT AND

FOUGHT IT.

Reporter: FINALLY,

MICHELLE DECIDED TO STOP

RUNNING.

I JUST REMEMBER WALKING

UP TO THE ALTER.

I THOUGHT, THIS IS MY CHANCE

FOR CHANGE.

AND AT THAT MOMENT IS WHEN I

SAID YES TO JESUS.

YOU HAVE TO TAKE THIS FROM

ME, THIS ADDICTION, MY

FRIENDS.

I SURRENDER IT ALL TO YOU.

AND AT THAT POINT, THAT WAS

WHERE MY LIFE WAS CHANGED.

I WALKED IN TO A CHURCH FOR

A FREE MEAL, BUT I LEFT WITH

ETERNAL LIFE.

Reporter: MICHELLE

COMPLETED THE "CELEBRATE

RECOVERY" PROGRAM AND IS

STILL DRUG-FREE.

TODAY SHE IS HAPPILY MARRIED

TO JOHN, RECONCILED WITH HER

CHILDREN, AND FINALLY HAS

THE LIFE SHE DREAMED OF.

GOD HAS REALLY RESTORED

EVERYTHING, NOT JUST IN

RELATIONSHIPS, BUT WITHIN

MYSELF.

ALL I HAD TO DO IS SAY, GOD,

TAKE ME.

I'M YOURS.

I NEED YOU.

AND I JUST GUESS THE TRUTH

OF IT IS IS GOD KNOWS OUR

HEART.

WHEN WE'RE READY, HE KNOWS

OUR HEART.

Pat: YOU KNOW, ONE

EVENING, ONE SLIP, ONE TIME

SAYING YES TO A

TEMPTATION -- IN HER CASE,

HAVING SEX FOR THE FIRST

TIME, RUINED HER SELF-IMAGE,

RUINED HER LIFE.

JUST SAYING YES TO SOMETHING

THAT IS WRONG ONE TIME.

ONLY ONE LITTLE SNORT OF

CRACK OR METH OR WHATEVER IT

IS SHE WAS TAKING -- IT

DOESN'T MATTER, IT'S ALL THE

SAME.

JUST ONE LITTLE HIT OF THAT

STUFF, AND AWAY SHE WENT.

YOU KNOW, YOU DON'T HAVE TO

BE A HABITUAL USER OF

SOMETHING.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE AN

HABITUAL SEX FIEND.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO ALL OF

THIS.

BUT IF YOU YIELD ONE TIME,

AND YOU DON'T COME BACK TO

THE LORD QUICKLY, IT CAN

SEND YOU IN A DOWNWARD

SPIRAL FROM WHICH IT IS

ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO

ESCAPE.

AND THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED TO

MICHELLE.

UNTIL FINALLY GOD ALMIGHTY

WAS THERE AT THE BOTTOM, AND

SAID, MICHELLE, I LOVE YOU.

I LOVE YOU.

COME ON HOME.

COME ON HOME.

I'VE GOT A HOME FOR YOU.

COME ON.

YOU CAN BE WITH ME FOREVER.

NOW, LET ME ASK YOU

SOMETHING: HAVE YOU MADE

THAT ONE MISTAKE?

DID YOU HAVE SEX AND YOU'RE

ASHAMED OF IT?

YOU'RE NOT MARRIED AND

YOU'RE ASHAMED OF THE TIME

YOU GAVE IN?

DID YOU HAVE ONE HIT OF SOME

DRUG?

I DON'T KNOW WHETHER IT IS

METH OR L.S.D. OR COCAINE OR

WHATEVER, CRACK.

HAVE YOU HAD ONE OF THOSE?

AND SOMEHOW YOU FEEL DIRTY.

YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE NOT

WORTHY.

AND YOU SAY, WELL, I'VE

ALREADY SINNED, I MIGHT AS

WELL GO ALL THE WAY BECAUSE

I'M NOT GOOD ANYMORE AND GOD

HATES ME.

LISTEN, GOD LOVES YOU.

RIGHT NOW I WANT TO TELL YOU

GOD LOVES YOU.

AND HE IS WILLING TO FORGIVE

YOU WHATEVER YOU'VE DONE.

AND HE IS WILLING TO RESTORE

YOU TO HIS FAMILY AND HIS

HOUSEHOLD.

AND HE IS WILLING TO TAKE

YOU TO HEAVEN BECAUSE THAT'S

YOUR DESTINY.

BUT YOU HAVE TO SAY YES TO

HIM.

AND IF YOU WILL SAY YES TO

GOD TODAY, HE'LL WIPE ALL OF

THAT BAD STUFF AWAY, AND

GIVE YOU A BRAND NEW START.

YOU CAN HAVE A BRAND NEW

START, A CLEAN SLATE.

NOW, IF YOU WANT THAT, I

WANT YOU TO PRAY WITH ME

RIGHT NOW.

RYRIGHT NOW.

THAT'S RIGHT, BOW YOUR HEAD

WHEREVER YOU ARE, AND PRAY

THESE WORDS.

LORD JESUS -- PRAY WITH ME.

JESUS, YOU KNOW HOW I'VE

FALLEN, YOU KNOW HOW I'VE

SINNED, AND I FEEL DIRTY.

I FEEL A FAILURE.

GOD, I COME TO YOU AS A

FAILURE.

I COME TO YOU ASKING FOR

HELP.

LORD, I BELIEVE THAT YOU

LOVE ME.

AND SO FROM THIS MOMENT ON,

I SURRENDER TO YOU.

I RECEIVE YOUR LOVE, AND I

RECEIVE YOUR FORGIVENESS.

LIVE YOUR LIFE IN ME, AND

FROM THIS MOMENT ON I WILL

LIVE FOR YOU AND I WILL

SERVE YOU ALL THE DAYS OF MY

LIFE.

THANK YOU, JESUS, THAT

YOU'VE HEARD MY PRAYER.

AND THANK YOU, JESUS, THAT

YOU HAVE COME IN TO MY

HEART.

NOW, IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME,

I WANT TO GIVE YOU SOMETHING

TO START YOU RIGHT.

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

IT WILL TELL YOU WHAT YOU'VE

JUST DONE, WHAT'S HAPPENED

TO YOU, AND WHAT IS GOING TO

HAPPEN TO YOU IN THE FUTURE,

THE GOOD THINGS.

I WANT YOU TO GO TO YOUR

TELEPHONE AND CALL IN AND

SAY I GAVE MY HEART TO THE

LORD.

IF YOU DON'T WANT TO GIVE US

YOUR NAME, YOU DON'T HAVE

TO.

BUT TELL SOMEBODY YOU GAVE

YOUR HEART TO THE LORD.

YOU NEED TO CONFESS TO

ESTABLISH YOURSELF WITH THE

LORD.

IT IS A TOLL-FREE NUMBER,

1-800-759-0700.

HERE IS WENDY.

Wendy: PAT, STILL

AHEAD, WE'RE GOING TO SIT

DOWN AND ANSWER YOUR E-MAIL

QUESTIONS.

DWAYNE SAYS, "MY WIFE OF 23

YEARS LEFT ME EIGHT MONTHS

AGO.

I REFUSE TO SIGN THE DIVORCE

PAPERS.

IF I SIGN THEM, DO I NEED TO

STAY SINGLE AND WAIT FOR

RECONCILIATION?"

STAY TUNED FOR "BRING IT ON"

WHEN WE COME BACK.

WELCOME BACK TO

WASHINGTON FOR THIS CBN NEWS

BREAK.

RADICAL MUSLIMS IN IRAQ

STOLE NEARLY EVERYTHING FROM

THE CHRISTIANS THEY

THREATENED TO KILL.

HUNDREDS OF CHRISTIANS HAVE

BEEN FLEEING FROM IRAQ'S

SECOND BIGGEST CITY, MOSUL.

LAST WEEK ISLAMIC STATE TOLD

CHRISTIANS TO EITHER CONVERT

TO ISLAM, PAY A PROTECTION

TAX, OR DIE.

THOSE WHO FLED LEFT MOST OF

THEIR BELONGINGS BEHIND, BUT

ISLAMIC STATE GUNMEN STOPPED

THEM AT CHECK POINTS AND

STOLE MUCH OF WHAT THEY DID

MANAGE TO TAKE.

A CHRISTIAN MINISTRY TO

CHILDREN IN PORTLAND,

OREGON, IS BEING MET WITH

OPPOSITION.

THE CHILD EVANGELISM

FELLOWSHIP IS HOSTING

EVANGELISM AND DISCIPLESHIP

GATHERINGS THROUGHOUT THE

CITY FOR KIDS BETWEEN 5 AND

12.

THEY'RE CALLED "GOOD NEWS"

CLUBS.

BUT OPPONENTS SAY THE GROUP

REPRESENTS A FUNDAMENTALIST

VIEW OF CHRISTIANITY THAT

SHOULD BE REJECTED.

THE VICE PRESIDENT SAYS THE

GROUP IS TRYING TO ENGAGE A

YOUNGER AUDIENCE THAT MAY

HAVE NOT HAVE HEARD THE

GOSPEL, AND THE OPPOSITION

IS PART OF AN ATHEIST PLAN

TO DISMANTEL CHRISTIAN

OUTREACH.

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PAT AND WENDY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Wendy: WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

PAT IS HERE TO TACKLE YOUR

E-MAIL QUESTIONS, AND WE'RE

GOING TO GET STARTED WITH

DWAYNE.

HE WRITES, "MY WIFE OF 23

YEARS LEFT ME EIGHT MONTHS

AGO AND FILED FOR DIVORCE.

SHE NOW HAS A BOYFRIEND AND

WANTS TO MOVE ON.

AS A CHRISTIAN, I REFUSE TO

SIGN THE DIVORCE PAPERS.

I HAVE BEEN FAITHFUL TO HER

THROUGHOUT THIS PROCESS.

AM I RIGHT TO FEEL I NEED TO

STAY SINGLE THE REST OF MY

LIFE HERE ON EARTH IN HOPES

OF HER RETURN SOME DAY?"

Pat: THAT ALL SOUNDS

VERY BEAUTIFUL, BUT I THINK

YOU'RE BEING FOOLISH.

AFTER 23 YEARS, YOU DID

SOMETHING.

SOMETHING HAPPENED TO THAT

RELATIONSHIP.

EITHER YOUR WIFE WENT CRAZY,

OR ELSE YOU HAVE DONE

SOMETHING TO DRIVE HER AWAY,

AND YOU DON'T REALIZE IT.

IT MAY BE YOU'RE SO

HARD-NOSED IN YOUR ATTITUDE,

SHE CAN'T STAND YOU.

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT IS

BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW EITHER

ONE OF YOU.

I'LL TELL YOU THIS,

ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE, IF

THE UNBELIEVER IS BELIEVED

TO DEPART, LET THEM DEPART.

YOU'RE NOT BOUND.

TO SIT AROUND HOPING AND

PRAYING AND LIGHTING A

CANDLE IN THE WINDOW AND ALL

OF THAT NONSENSE -- SHE IS

GONE, BROTHER.

AND I RECOMMEND THAT YOU GET

ON WITH YOUR LIFE.

YOU HAVE TO SIGN THE DIVORCE

PAPERS.

YOU KNOW, THAT'S REAL SWEET

THAT YOU'RE GOING TO STAY

AND BE FAITHFUL AND ALL OF

THIS STUFF.

SHE'S GONE.

SHE HAS BROKEN THE

MARRIAGE.

AND SHE IS STARTING A NEW

RELATIONSHIP.

SHE'LL PROBABLY GET

REMARRIED AS SOON AS THE

DIVORCE GOES THROUGH.

SO IT'S OVER.

SO ACKNOWLEDGE IT AND GET ON

WITH YOUR LIFE.

Wendy: BLANCA

WRITES, "I HAVE BEEN PRAYING

FOR MY NEIGHBORS.

THEY ARE ALWAYS MAKING

NOISE.

I DID COMPLAIN TO THE

OFFICE, BUT THE MANAGER IS

HIS FRIEND.

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

I'M PRAYING SOMEONE WILL BUY

MY CONDO SO I CAN MOVE."

Pat: MY ADVICE IS MOVE

NOW.

THEY MOVE FURNITURE AROUND

AND YOU'RE IN A NOISY

BUILDING, AND THAT STUFF

COMES THROUGH.

AND IT'S ANNOYING.

IF IT IS ANNOYING, MOVE.

I'D MOVE ANYHOW.

SOMEBODY WILL BUY IT IF

YOU'RE OUT OF IT.

I THINK TO SUFFER THAT -- I

MEAN, OTHER THAN THAT, YOU

CAN START GIVING CUPCAKES

UPSTAIRS TO YOUR NEIGHBORS

AND HOPE THEY'LL LIKE YOU.

Wendy: BRIBE THEM,

PLEASE BE QUIET.

Pat: HERE IS A PLATE OF

COOKIES --

Wendy: DON'T MOVE INTO

AN APARTMENT WITH SOMEONE

WHO LIVES ON TOP OF YOU.

KAYLA WRITES, "IS IT WRONG

TO LOVE GOD WITH ALL OF MY

HEART, SOUL, AND MIND, BUT

STILL HAVE THIS EVERY

LASTING HATRED TOWARDS

MYSELF?"

Pat: I REMEMBER TALKING

TO ONE OF THE FAMOUS

SINGERS, AND SHE SAID, I HAD

TO FORGIVE MY ENEMIES AND I

HAD TO FORGIVE ME.

I DON'T KNOW WHY YOU HAVE A

HATRED OF YOURSELF.

THE BIBLE SAYS TO LOVE YOUR

NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.

IT IS HARD TO LOVE SOMEBODY

IF YOU HAVE A SELF-HATRED

AND LOATHING.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS THAT

YOU'VE DONE THAT IS WRONG

THAT YOU HATE YOURSELF FOR.

YOU NEED PROFESSIONAL HELP.

YOU MIGHT GET SOME

PSYCHIATRIC HELP.

THERE IS SOMETHING GOING

ON.

BUT YOU OBVIOUSLY CAN'T LOVE

GOD AND HATEOFF.

IT DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY.

YOU CAN'T LOVE GOD AND HATE

YOUR ENEMY.

YOU CAN'T LOVE GOD AND HATE

ANYBODY ELSE.

LOVE AND HATE DON'T GO

TOGETHER.

Wendy: YEAH, THERE IS

SOMETHING DEEPER THERE.

GAIL WRITES, "MY FRIEND AND

I WERE DISCUSSING THE END

TIMES, AND RECENTLY SHE MADE

THE COMMENT THAT JESUS COULD

NOT RETURN YET BECAUSE THE

JEWISH TEMPLE HAD NOT BEEN

REBUILT.

HOWEVER, I RECALL HEARING

SOMEONE SAY THAT THE TEMPLE

HAD ALREADY BEEN REBUILT,

AND THE ONLY PROPHECY THAT

HAD NOT YET COME TO PASS WAS

THE PROPHECY IN REVELATION.

HAS THE JEWISH TEMPLE BEEN

REBUILT, AND IF SO, WHEN WAS

IT REBUILT?

IS THE ONLY PROPHECY NOT YET

FULFILLED THE PROPHECY IN

REVELATION?"

Pat: THE TEMPLE WAS IN

EFFECT WHEN JESUS WAS HERE

ON EARTH, AND WHEN THE

APOSTLE PAUL WAS WRITING, I

BELIEVE, THE TEMPLE WAS IN

EFFECT.

UNDER TITUS IT WAS TORN

DOWN.

SO THE TEMPLE HAS BEEN

DESTROYED.

AND IT HAS NOT BEEN

REBUILT.

I DON'T KNOW.

ALL I CAN SAY, AND I READ

THE BIBLE, JESUS SAID GET

READY FOR MY COMING.

AND HE SAID, FIRST OF ALL,

THERE ARE GOING TO BE

TERRIBLE SIGNS.

THERE WILL BE EARTHQUAKES,

AND THEY'LL BE FAMINES, AND

THEY'LL BE PESTILENCE.

I THINK WILL WILL B THERE

WILL BE SORT OF A ASTEROID

THAT WILL HIT ON EARTH, AND

THERE WOULDN'T BE ANYBODY

LIVING.

FOR THE SAKE OF THE ELECT,

GOD SAID, I'M GOING TO

SHORTEN THOSE DAYS.

AND AFTER THOSE DAYS, YOU'LL

SEE THE SIGN OF THE SON OF

MAN IN HEAVEN AND HE'LL COME

BACK.

BUT AS FAR AS THE TEMPLE, I

KNOW IT IS THE ANTI-CHRIST.

HE IS IN THE TEMPLE SHOWING

HIMSELF AT GOD AND SO

FORTH.

I JUST DON'T THINK THE

TEMPLE IS GOING TO BE

REBUILT RIGHT NOW.

AND IT CERTAINLY HASN'T BEEN

YET.

AT THIS POINT OF TIME, THE

ARABS AND THE MUSLIMS ARE IN

CONTROL OF THE TEMPLE

MOUNT.

YOU KNOW, THE DOME OF THE

ROCK CHURCH THERE IS A

MUSLIM MOSQUE.

AND THEY'RE IN CHARGE OF THE

PLACE WHERE SOLOMON BUILT

HIS TEMPLE, AND THAT HAS GOT

TO BE DESTROYED.

WENDY?

Wendy: COMING UP LATER,

A FRENCH TEACHER WHO HAD

TROUBLE TALKING.

HAVING THAT PAIN, NOT

ONLY JUST EATING OR

SWALLOWING, BUT SPEAKING.

IT WAS A CONSTANT, DAILY

PAIN, MINUTE BY MINUTE.

Wendy: SEE HOW THIS

TEACHER WAS HEALED

MIRACULOUSLY.

PLUS, WE'LL BE PRAYING FOR

YOU AND YOUR NEEDS, SO STAY

WITH US.

Wendy: WELCOME BACK.

DONNA HAGEN ENDURED MONTHS

OF PAIN AND COUNTLESS TESTS,

STILL HER DOCTOR COULD FIND

NO EXPLANATION FOR WHAT WAS

WRONG WITH HER.

SO SHE DECIDED TO TURN TO

THE TELEVISION FOR AN

ANSWER.

SHE GOT A SUPERNATURAL

SOLUTION.

Reporter: DONNA HAGEN

DEVELOPED A SHARP PAIN IN

HER THYROID AREA.

ALL I DO ALL DAY LONG IS

TALK.

I HAVE 168 STUDENTS.

AND HAVING THAT PAIN NOT

JUST EATING OR SWALLOWING,

BUT SPEAKING, IT WAS A

CONSTANT, DAILY PAIN, MINUTE

BY MINUTE.

Reporter: SHE WENT TO

HER DOCTOR, BUT AFTER

EXTENSIVE TESTING, HE

COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING

WRONG.

BELIEVING THERE WAS NO

ANSWER JUST HEIGHTENED MY

FEARS.

I REALLY NEEDED THE LORD TO

GIVE ME PEACE.

I DIDN'T WANT TO WORRY.

I DIDN'T WANT TO BE ANXIOUS

FOR ANYTHING.

AND I WANTED TO GIVE IT ALL

TO HIM.

BUT THERE WAS A PART OF ME

THAT WAS STILL WORRIED.

Reporter: DONNA HAD A

FOLLOWUP DOCTOR'S VISIT

SCHEDULED FOR DAYS LATER.

A COUPLE OF DAYS BEFORE, SHE

TURNED ON "THE 700 CLUB" FOR

ONE SPECIFIC REASON.

SEEING THEIR TESTIMONIES

ALL OF THE TIME, I KNEW IF I

TURNED ON THAT TV, I CAN

EXPECT A BLESSING.

I JUST ASKED THE LORD -- I

SAID, LORD, I KNOW YOU CAN

HEAL ME.

I KNOW YOU WILL HEAL ME.

BUT, YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES IN

MY HUMANITY, I CAN WORRY.

SO IF YOU JUST GIVE ME A

WORD THROUGH ONE OF THEM, TO

LET ME KNOW.

AND BEFORE I COULD EVEN GET

THE PRAYER OUT OF MY MOUTH,

TERRY WAS POINTING TO THE

AREA.

Terry: SOMEONE ELSE,

YOU HAVE A CONDITION -- I

DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS, BUT

YOUR THROAT CLOSES UP.

YOU HAVE A HARD TIME

EATING.

YOU EVEN HAVE A HARD TIME

SWALLOWING.

JUST TOUCH YOUR THROAT RIGHT

NOW AND RECEIVE HEALING FROM

THE LORD AS HE RELEASES THAT

FOR YOU.

WHEN I RECEIVED THE WORD,

I WAS ESTATIC.

AND I JUST BEGAN TO

WORSHIP.

I JUST BEGAN TO RAISE MY

HANDS AND THANK GOD.

I KNEW IT WAS FOR ME.

I JUST CLAIMED THAT WORD FOR

MYSELF.

Reporter: TWO DAYS

LATER, DONNA KNEW SOMETHING

WAS DIFFERENT.

I REALIZED I HAD BEEN

HEALED WHEN I WAS IN THE

KITCHEN.

I WAS ABOUT TO GET SOMETHING

TO EAT, AND I REALIZED AT

THAT MOMENT I DIDN'T HAVE

ANY PAIN.

I WAS EXTREMELY EXCITED.

I JUST FELT LOVED.

I FELT THAT GOD LOVED ME

ENOUGH TO GIVE ME THAT WORD

SO THAT I WOULD NOT WORRY.

Reporter: TODAY DONNA

IS COMPLETELY PAIN-FREE AND

HER SYMPTOMS HAVE NOT

RETURNED.

GOD CAN HEAL, AND GOD CAN

DELIVER AND GOD CAN SET

FREE, AND YOU JUST HAVE TO

BELIEVE BECAUSE FAITH IS THE

SUBSTANCE OF THINGS HOPED

FOR, AND THAT IS OUR

EVIDENCE OF THE THINGS WE

DON'T SEE.

IF GOD SAID IT, HE'S GOING

TO DO IT.

Wendy: IF GOD SAID IT,

HE'S GOING TO DO IT.

I LOVE THAT.

IMAGINE TALKING ALL DAY FOR

A LIVING --

Pat: I SURE KNOW HOW

THAT IS.

Wendy: YES.

HERE IS AN ANSWER TO

PRAYER.

TAMARA HAD SEVERE JAW PAIN

AND A HEADACHE.

SHE COULDN'T SLEEP.

SO ONE DAY SHE PRAYED AND

ASKED THE LORD TO HEAL HER.

THE NEXT DAY, SHE WAS

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB," AND

SHE HEARD YOU SAY, PAT,

"YOUR JAW IS IN TERRIBLE

PAIN.

TOUCH YOUR JAW, AND IN THE

NAME OF JESUS, YOU ARE MADE

WHOLE."

SHE FELT HER PAIN GO AND IT

HAS NOT RETURNED.

Pat: DENISE OF

CALIFORNIA WAS DIAGNOSED

WITH EPILEPSY.

SHE WOULD HAVE SEIZURES, AND

WHEN SHE GOT PREGNANT, THE

SEIZURES GOT WORSE.

ONE DAY SHE GOT A CALL FROM

OUR PRAYER CENTER, AND THE

PRAYER COUNSELLOR SAID, WHAT

DO YOU NEED?

AND THEY ASKED FOR PRAYER.

A FEW DAYS LATER, DENISE

REALIZED SHE HAD NOT HAD A

SEIZURE, AND SHE WENT TO THE

DOCTOR AND IT WAS COMPLETELY

HEALED.

LET'S PRAY TOGETHER.

WE WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU

RIGHT NOW.

FATHER, I JOIN WITH WENDY.

WE PRAY TOGETHER FOR PEOPLE

IN THIS AUDIENCE.

LORD, YOU KNOW THE CONDITION

OF THEIR HEART.

YOU KNOW THE CONDITIONS OF

THEIR BODIES.

YOU KNOW THEIR MINDS.

YOU KNOW THEIR SPIRITS.

IN THE FAM NAME OF JESUS,

LET THE POWER OF GOD COME

INTO YOUR LIFE RIGHT NOW.

Wendy: THANK YOU, GOD.

Pat: I THINK SOMEBODY

ELSE HAS GOT A SEIZURE.

YOU HEARD THAT AND YOU SAID,

THAT'S ME.

IN THE FAME OF JESUS, YOU

JUST GOT HEALED.

WENDY?

Wendy: SOMEONE WITH

YOUR RIGHT ARM THROBBING,

ALL THE WAY DOWN INTO ERY

FINGERS.

TH YOUR FINGERS, AND THE

LORD IS HEALING YOU NOW IN

THE NAME OF JESUS.

Pat: SOMEONE, YOU'VE

GOT A COUGH, AND GOD HAS

JUST HEALED THE IRRITATION,

AND THE MUCOUS IS DRYING UP,

AND YOU'RE BEING HEALED IN

THE NAME OF JESUS.

Wendy: SOMEBODY WITH

CHRONIC INFECTION IN YOUR

STOMACH, PUT YOUR HAND ON

YOUR STOMACH, AND YOU ARE

BEING HEALED RIGHT NOW IN

THE NAME OF JESUS.

Pat: SOMEONE IS PRAYING

ABOUT A LARGE NUMBER OF

MONEY, LIKE $700,000, AND I

DON'T KNOW IN IT IS TO PAY

OFF A HOUSE.

GOD SAYS HE IS GOING TO MEET

YOUR FINANCIAL NEED, AND MAY

THE POWER OF GOD BE PRESENT

IN YOUR LIFE.

AMEN.

FOLKS, THAT'S ALL THE TIME

WE HAVE FOR THIS PROGRAM.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH TODAY'S

POWER MINUTE, TAKEN FROM 2

KINGS: 5: "THUS SAYS THE

LORD, I HAVE HEARD YOUR

PRAYER, I HAVE SEEN YOUR

TEARS, SURELY I WILL HEAL

YOU."

IT'S A GOOD WORD.

WELL, TOMORROW, ALL

CHRISTIANS ON A TOP SECRET

MISSION TO INFILTRATE IRAN

WITH THE GOSPEL.

YOU'LL SEE IT ON THURSDAY'S

"700 CLUB."

DON'T MISS IT.

FOR WENDY, THIS

IS PAT

ROBERTSON, AND WE'LL SEE YOU

TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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