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The 700 Club - August 6, 2014

Professional cartoonist Guy Gilchrist shares how he uses his gift to teach others about Christ. Plus, Eddie’s life sentence gets reduced by God. Read Transcript


SEE WHO IS MAKING THE

WORLD A MORE DANGEROUS

PLACE.

THERE ARE A SMALL NUMBER

OF PEOPLE WHO ARE MAKING

VERY INGENIUS BOMBS DIRECTED

AT THE UNITED STATES.

Wendy: HE ERICK

STAKELBECK EXPOSES THE

BIGGEST THREAT.

PLUS, A CAREER CRIMINAL GETS

CAUGHT IN HIS OWN REVOLVING

DOOR.

IMPOSSIBLE.

THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN WIPE

MY SLATE CLEAN.

Wendy: AND A CARTOONIST

JOINS US LIVE.

*

Pat: WELCOME, FOLKS, TO

THIS EDITION OF "THE 700

CLUB."

DO YOU EVER WATCH ANY OF

THOSE PREJUDICIAL NEWS

CONFERENCES?

Terry: BY ACCIDENT.

Wendy: OR YOU MIGHT BE

TURNING ON THE RADIO AND

HEAR IT ON C-SPAN RADIO.

Pat: I WAS LOOKING AT

ONE OF THEM LAST NIGHT, AND

IT WAS ON FOX.

I JUST COULDN'T BELIEVE THE

INCREDIBLE ASSERTIONS OF THE

PRESIDENT, SAYING THAT,

WELL, AFTER ALL, THE

al-QAEDA LEADERSHIP HAS

BEEN DECIMATED AND WE WON

THE WAR, AND THE TERRORISTS

REALLY AREN'T THE THREAT

THEY USED TO BE, WHEN THERE

ARE THOUSANDS OF THEM.

AND THE PROBLEM, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, THAT WE'RE FACING

RIGHT NOW IS THAT WE HAVE A

FRONT FROM A GROUP CALLED

ISIS THAT IS ROLLING ACROSS

NORTHERN IRAQ.

THEY'RE ACTUALLY TAKING

CITIES IN LEBANON.

AND THEY'RE ON A FAIR WAY TO

TAKING OVER A LARGE PART OF

SYRIA.

AND HERE WE'RE SAYING THAT

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG.

Wendy: AND ISN'T ISIS

SUPPOSED TO BE MORE FIERCE

THAN AL-QAEDA?

Pat: WORSE.

ABSOLUTELY.

THEY'RE VICIOUS KILLERS.

WE DON'T HAVE A DEBT

PROBLEM.

WE DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH

TERRORISTS.

WELL, THE WAR YOU'RE NOT

HEARING ABOUT IN THE

AMERICAN MEDIA, ISLAMIC

TERRORISTS IN NORTHERN IRAQ

ARE ATTACKING THE KURDS, OUR

STRONGEST ALLIES.

Wendy: THEY HAVE DRIVEN

CHRISTIANS OUT OF THE TOWN

OF MOSUL, AND THEY'RE GOING

AFTER THE KURDS AS WELL.

DALE HURD HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: IRAQ AS PRIME

MINISTER NOURI AL-MALIKI HAS

ORDERED HIS ARMED FORCES TO

HELP THE KURDISH MILITARY

BATTLE A SUNNI MILITANT.

THE ATTACKS BY THE ISLAMIC

STATE HAVE CAUSED TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF CHRISTIANS AND

OTHER RELIGIOUS MINORITIES

TO FLEE THEIR HOMES.

THOUSANDS OF KURDISH OF

PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED, AND

THOUSANDS HAVE BECOME

REFUGEES.

40,000 HAVE FLED THEIR

HOMES.

THEIR TOWN IS CONTROLLED BY

THE ISLAMIC STATE, AND THEIR

SHRINE HAS BEEN BLOWN UP.

Reporter: THIS IS

HAPPENING TO ONE OF THE

AMERICA'S STRONGEST ALLIES

IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

THE KURDS LOVE AMERICA.

Reporter: CBN

INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT

GARY LANE.

THE KURDS HAVE BEEN A

LONG TIME ALLY OF THE UNITED

STATES.

DURING THE IRAQ WAR, WE

COULD COUNT ON THEM TO

COUNTER SADDAM HUSSEIN AND

TO HELP THE AMERICAN FORCES

THERE.

Reporter: THE KURDS

BELIEVE THEY NEED THEIR OWN

STATE AND AMERICA'S

PROTECTION, BUT SUPPORT FROM

THE KURDS FROM THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN

LACKING BECAUSE OTHER

NATIONS IN THE REGION, LIKE

TURKEY, DO NOT WANT TO SEE

AN INDEPENDENT KURDISTAN.

ANALYSTS SAY THAT THE THREAT

TO THE KURDS RAISES THE

QUESTION OF AMERICA'S

COMMITMENT TO IRAQ AND ITS

ALLIES AROUND THE WORLD, AND

WHETHER THE WHITE HOUSE HAS

THE STOMACH TO DEFEND THEM.

MEANWHILE, THE

DISINTEGRATION OF IRAQ

OCCURS.

Reporter: IT IS ALREADY

TOO LATE.

IT WON'T BE LONG WHEN YOU'RE

SEE A SUNNISTAN AND A

KURDISTAN AND PERHAPS A

SHI'ASTAN.

IT WILL BE THREE SEPARATE

NATIONS.

Pat: WE WONDER WHY THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS

ACTING LIKE, WELL, THERE IS

NO REAL PROBLEM OVER THERE.

AND THIS ISIS IS GATHERING

TERRITORY AND PUNISHING

CHRISTIANS AND BEHEADING

PEOPLE.

AND WE'RE SAYING, OH, WELL,

THE THREAT OF TERRORISTS IS

ALMOST OUT OF THE WAY.

COME OFF IT.

BUT THOSE KURDS, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, I'VE BEEN TALKING

ABOUT IT FOR MONTHS, THAT

THE KURDS HAVE BEEN STAUNCH

ALLIES, AND THEY DESERVE

THEIR OWN STATE.

WHY WOULD WE WANT TO HOLD

TOGETHER THIS RICKETEDY POST

OTTOMAN EMPIRE CREATION OF

THE BRITS.

WHO CARES ABOUT WHAT

HAPPENED RIGHT AFTER WORLD

WAR I?

IT DOESN'T WORK ANY LONGER.

THOSE PEOPLE WON'T HOLD

TOGETHER.

THE SHI'AS HATE THEM.

THE SUNNIS HATE THE SHI'AS,

AND THE KURDS ARE THE

INNOCENT BY-STANDERS, AND

THEY'RE NOT GOING TO MEET

TOGETHER IN A COHESIVE

COUNTRY.

WHY DON'T WE GET REAL.

LET THEM TAKE KIRKUK AND THE

OIL FIELDS, LET THEM SELL

THEIR OIL, AND LET'S PUT

MALIKI ON THE SHELF, WHERE

HE DESEX TRAFFICKING

DESERVES TO BE PERMANENTLY.

THE CEASE-FIRE BETWEEN

ISRAEL AND HAMAS SEEMS TO BE

HOLDING, AT LEAST FOR NOW.

WE HAVE TWO REPORTS THAT

SHOW THE TYPES OF TACTICS

HAMAS HAS BEEN USING.

BEFORE WE GO TO THAT STORY,

I WANT TO SAY SOMETHING.

I WAS HORRIFIED, APPALLED,

WE HAVE A FORMER PRESIDENT,

HIS NAME IS JIMMY CARTER,

AND THE QUESTION WITH BARACK

OBAMA, IS HE GOING TO FORCE

CARTER OUT AS THE WORST

AMERICAN PRESIDENT, OR IS

CARTER STILL GOING TO BE THE

WORSE DESPITE OBAMA?

THE QUESTION IS, THEY'RE

VYING TO THE BOTTOM.

CARTER CAME OUT AND SAID HE

THINKS HAMAS IS A LEGITIMATE

ORGANIZATION.

MAYBE I READ THAT WRONG --

Wendy: I'M

FLABBERGASTED, HE JUST SAID

IT.

Pat: AND I STAND

CORRECTED IF SOMEONE WANTS

TO CORRECT ME, BUT IT WAS IN

THE PRESS YESTERDAY, THAT HE

SAID IT WAS A LEGITIMATE

ORGANIZATION.

JOHN JESSUP HAS STORIES FROM

WASHINGTON.

John: HAMAS WAS NOT

ONLY USING MOSQUES IN THE

WAR AGAINST ISRAEL, IT ALSO

USED A CHURCH COMPOUND TO

ATTACK ITS CITIZENS.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS MORE.

George: THIS IS GAZA

MOST PROMINENT CHRISTIAN

LEADER.

HIS DECISION TO OPEN HIS

CHURCH SURPRISED MANY

GAZANS.

CHRIST TELLS US WE MUST

LOVE EACH OTHER, OR ENEMIES

AND NO OTHER RELIGION SAYS

THAT EXCEPT THE CHRISTIAN

FAITH.

George: THEY WALK A

FINE LINE BETWEEN TRYING TO

STAY ALIVE, AND THE BIBLE'S

COMMAND TO SHARE GOD'S

LOVE.

HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS HAVE

ACCUSED HAMAS OF IMPOSING

STRICT TALIBAN-STYLE ISLAMIC

LAWS.

ISLAM IS THE RULE OF THIS

PLACE, AND WHATEVER HAMAS

SAYS, WE MUST OBEY OR FACES

CONSEQUENCES.

George: ALEXIS IS NOW

CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT COMES

NEXT AFTER THE GUNS FALL

SILENT AND THE ROCKETS STOP

FLYING.

THERE IS A LOT OF ANGER

ON THE STREETS.

WE NEED FORGIVENESS AND LOVE

TO FLOW.

George: HE SHOWED US

HOW MILITANTS REPORTEDLY

USED THE CHURCH'S COMPOUND

TO LAUNCH ROCKETS INTO

ISRAEL.

HE REFUSED TO DISCUSS

DETAILS ON CAMERA FOR

SECURITY REASONS, BUT DAYS

AFTER THE WAR STARTED, THEY

TARGETED AN AREA CLOSE TO

THE CHURCH'S SANCTUARY.

THIS IS WHAT IS LEFT OF WHAT

WAS TWO MINERETTES, AND THIS

WAS A MAJOR MOSQUE.

IT WAS APPARENTLY HIT BY

SEVEN ISRAELI MISSILES.

THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT MAKES

THE ARGUMENT THAT PLACES

LIKE MOSQUES, HOSPITALS, AND

DENSELY POPULATED AREAS ARE

ROUTINE THE USED BY HAMAS TO

FIRE OFF THEIR ROCKETS.

JUST AROUND THE CORNER FROM

THE CHURCH, MOHAMMED SITS IN

COMPLETE SHOCK.

I PICKED UP THE PHONE,

AND THE ISRAELI ARMY SAID I

HAVE FIVE MINUTES TO GET OUT

OF MY HOUSE.

THEY WERE GOING TO DESTROY

IT.

George: THIS IS WHAT IS

LEFT OF MOHAMMED'S

THREE-STORY APARTMENT

COMPLEX.

HE AND HIS FIVE BROTHERS AND

FAMILY LIVED IN THE

BUILDING.

WORD ON THE STREET IS THE

BROTHERS ARE TAGGED TO HAMS

AND USED THE APARTMENT TO

STORE WEAPONS.

A CLAIM MOHAMMED HAS

DENIED.

THE ISRAELIS ATTACK

SCHOOLS AND HOSPITALS AND

MOSQUES.

YOU ASK THEM.

THEY KNOW WHY.

I DON'T KNOW WHY.

George: THIS WEEK

ISRAEL'S MILITARY RELEASED A

MASS OF GAZA, SHOWING DOZENS

OF POSITIONS FROM WHERE

HAMAS FIRED ROCKETS.

IT SHOWS HAMAS FIRING FROM

POPULATED AREAS.

BACK AT THE CHURCH, THE

BISHOP SAYS HE IS NOT OUT TO

PICK A FIGHT WITH HAMAS OR

ISRAEL.

HE SIMPLY WANTS TO SERVE

PEOPLE.

WE'RE DISCIPLES OF

JESUS.

WE MUST GIVE LOVE TO

EVERYONE WITHOUT CONDITION.

George: GEORGE THOMAS,

CBN NEWS, THE GAZA STRIP.

John: AND NOW ISRAEL IS

POINTING TO PROOF THAT HAMAS

WAS USING CIVILIANS AS HUMAN

SHIELDS AGAINST ISRAELI

SOLDIERS.

ISRAELI FORCES DISCOVERED A

HAMAS HANDBOOK ILLUSTRATED

HOW USING PEOPLE AS SHIELDS

COULD PAY OFF.

HUMAN SHIELDS CAUSES TROUBLE

FOR ISRAELI SOLDIERS, TRYING

TO REDUCE CIVILIAN

CASUALTIES.

IT SAYS THE SHIELDS GIVE

ISRAELIS PROBLEMS WHEN THEY

TRY TO OPEN FIRE ON GEN

MEN. GEN-- GUNMEN.

THE SECOND MISSIONARY

INFECTED WITH THE EBOLA

VIRUS IS BACK IN THE U.S.

AND RECEIVING TREATMENT.

NANCY WRITEBOL ARRIVED EARLY

TUESDAY, AND EARLY REPORTS

ARE SHOWING SIGNS SHE IS

IMPROVING.

AND HER COLLEAGUE,

DR. BRANTLY, IS ALSO SAID TO

BE GETTING BETTER WITH AN

EXPERIMENTAL DRUG.

WE HAVE A STORY ON HOW NANCY

NANCY WRITEBOL WENT TO

AFRICA.

Reporter: NANCY

WRITEBOL AND HER HUSBAND,

DAVID, ARE NO NEWCOMERS.

THEY WORKED WITH S.I.M. IN

LIBERIA.

THIS WAR-TORN COUNTRY HAS

FEW MODERN DAY COMFORTS, AND

IS KNOWN AS A DIFFICULT

MISSION POST.

DAVE AND NANCY WRITEBOL

ARE TWO OF THE MOST HUMBLE

PEOPLE I HAVE EVER MET.

THEIR CONCERN IS SHARING THE

GOSPEL TO THE WORLD.

Reporter: THEIR

MISSION'S PASTOR SAYS THE

WRITEBOLS RECENTLY FELT

COMPELLED TO USE THEIR GIFTS

TO HELP BUILD UP THIS

HOSPITAL.

IT IS DESPERATELY NEEDED IN

A COUNTRY WHERE DISEASE IS

COMMON AND DOCTORS ARE FEW.

IN LIBERIA, THERE ARE 50

DOCTORS FOR FOUR MILLION

PEOPLE.

THEY DON'T HAVE THE

INFRASTRUCTURE BECAUSE OF

THE WARS.

Reporter: NANCY AND HER

HUSBAND FIRST FELT THE CALL

TO THE MISSION FIELD AT A

MISSIONS CONFERENCE HERE AT

THEIR HOME CHURCH IN

CHARLOTTE MORE THAN 20 YEARS

AGO.

THIS SPRING, WHEN EBOLA

BEGAN BREAKING OUT IN

AFRICA, THE CHURCH ASKED

THEM IF THEY WANTED TO COME

HOME.

NANCY AND THEIR HUSBAND SAID

NO.

WE SAID, DAVE AND NANCY,

LET US BRING YOU HOME.

LET'S WAIT UNTIL IT GETS

SAFER BEFORE YOU RETURN.

AND DAVE AND NANCY REFUSED

TO COME BACK AND THEIR

STATEMENT WAS THEY WANTED TO

BE WHERE GOD CALLED THEM.

Reporter: NOT ONLY DID

THEY SAY, NANCY WENT O TO

WORK ON THE FRONT LINES,

HELPING TO DISINFECT

INSTRUMENTS USED IN THE

CRISIS.

THAT'S WHAT NANCY IS

DOING.

WHEN SHE IS CLEANING THE

INSTRUMENTS USED IN THE

HOSPITAL, SHE IS SHOWING THE

LOVE OF CHRIST.

Reporter: BRUCE JOHNSON

SAYS THE HOPE NOW IS

WRITEBOL AND BRANTLY WILL

RECOVER, AND THAT RESEARCH

AROUND THEIR TREATMENT AT

EMORY HOSPITAL WILL

ULTIMATELY LEAD TO A CURE.

KENT AND NANCY ARE THE

KIND OF PEOPLE WHO WOULD SAY

I'M WILLING TO DO THAT, TO

SACRIFICE, IN ORDER THAT

MANY MORE WILL BE SAVED.

Reporter: AS THE WORLD

HAS WATCHED THIS LITERAL

LIFE AND DEATH BATTLE

UNFOLD, BACK IN CHARLOTTE,

WRITEBOL'S CHURCH IS ALSO

WATCHING AND LEARNING.

THE FAITH OF DAVID AND

NANCY SHOWS A MATURITY THAT

I THINK IS TEACHING ALL OF

US.

THEY KNOW THAT GOD CAN MOVE

IN AT ANY TIME AND CAN HEAL

NANCY.

BUT THEY ALSO RECOGNIZE THAT

IF GOD CHOOSES TO CALL HER

HOME, THAT HE'S GOING TO

BRING A HEALING THERE AS

WELL.

AND THAT'S A HEALING THAT WE

ALL HOPE FOR.

Reporter: HEATHER

CELLS, CBN NEWS.

John: GO YEE INTO ALL

OF THE WORLD.

PAT, TALK ABOUT SELFLESS

DEDICATION AND DEVOTION.

Pat: IT IS

EXTRAORDINARY.

TO THINK THIS HAPPENED IN

LIBERIA.

LIBERIA WAS STARTED UNDER

PRESIDENT MONROE AS A HOME

FOR FREED SLAVES.

HE THOUGHT THEY COULD SET UP

A COUNTRY, AND IT WAS CALLED

LIBERIA, A FREE COUNTRY.

AND THE CAPITAL IS CALLED

MONROVIA, AFTER PRESIDENT

MONROE.

IT HAS BEEN A FREE COUNTRY.

THERE ARE A LOT OF

ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLE, A

LOT OF PEOPLE FROM AMERICA.

AND IT HAS BEEN THE ONE THAT

HAS HAD SOMEWHAT OF A

DEMOCRACY.

THEY'VE HAD SOME BAD PEOPLE

IN CHARGE, BUT NEVERTHELESS,

DESPITE CORRUPTION, IT HAS

BEEN A FAIRLY CLEAN

COUNTRY.

IT SURPRISES ME THAT THIS

EBOLA OUTBREAK HAS GOTTEN ON

AS FAR AS IT HAS.

AND I ALSO WANT TO ASK

PRAYER FOR THOSE BRAVE

MISSIONARIES AND THEY ARE

TREMENDOUS, TREMENDOUS

PEOPLE, AND WE COMMEND THEIR

FAITH AND THEIR LOYALTY.

AND I MIGHT ALSO SAY, IT IS

INTERESTING THAT THE CURE

THAT IS BEING USED, AT LEAST

THE EXPERIMENTAL DRUG, IS

BASED ON TOBACCO.

THEY HAVE SPECIALLY GROWN

YOUNG TOBACCO PLANTS THAT

THEY MIX UP.

Wendy: SEE, SOMETHING

GOOD CAN COME FROM TOBACCO.

Pat: AMEN.

Wendy: THANK GOD

THEY'RE HERE IN THE U.S.

GETTING THE BEST TREATMENT

IN THE WORLD, AND PRAYER.

Pat: IT USED TO BE

CALLED MARFORDEN, AND THEY

THOUGHT IT WAS TRANSMITTED

BY BATS, AT LEAST SOME OF

THE PEOPLE THAT GOT THIS

STUFF.

IT WAS A DREADED THING.

WHERE ALL OF THE ORGANS OF

THE BODY BREAK DOWN AND THEY

BEGIN TO BLEED OUT.

SO APPARENTLY, IF THEY CAN

FIND TREATMENT, IF THEY CAN

BE GIVEN BODILY FLUIDS, THEY

CAN COME THROUGH AND THEIR

BODIES CAN THEN RESIST THE

DISEASE.

THE TROUBLE IS MOST PEOPLE

DON'T HAVE THAT KIND OF

CARE.

SO BY GOING TO EMORY

HOSPITAL, THESE TWO

MISSIONARIES ARE GOING TO

HAVE THE FINEST OF CARE.

Wendy: WE'RE PRAYING

FOR A TOTAL RECOVERY.

Pat: I SEE NO PROBLEM

IN ALL BRINGING THEM TO

AMERICA.

PEOPLE ARE STANDING IN LINE

SAYING, WE SHOULDN'T BRING

THEM THERE.

I'VE BEEN OVER THERE IN

AFRICA WHEN THEY HAD AN

EBOLA BREAKOUT, AND WE WERE

SENDING MEDICINE, AND I

WASN'T SCARED OF EBOLA.

I DON'T THINK THE REST OF

AMERICA OUGHT TO BE SCARED

OF IT.

IT IS A HORRIBLE DISEASE,

BUT NEVERTHELESS, THOSE TWO

BRAVE MISSIONARIES ARE GOING

TO COME THROUGH AND WE'RE

PRAYING FOR THEM AND

ENCOURAGING THEM.

WE'RE ENCOURAGED BY THEIR

SACRIFICE.

Wendy: AMEN.

Pat: JOHN, WHAT'S

NEXT?

John: PAT, THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION IS LOOKING

FOR WAYS IT CAN GO AROUND

CONGRESS AND PREVENT

AMERICAN BUSINESSES FROM

REINCORPORATING IN OTHER

COUNTRIES SO THEY DON'T HAVE

TO PAY U.S. TAXES.

BUT IF THE PRESIDENT ACTS ON

HIS OWN, HE COULD FACE

CHARGES HE IS REWRITING THE

TAX CODE AND OVERSTEPPING

HIS AUTHORITY.

REPUBLICANS SAY THE U.S.

NEEDS TO CUT ITS CORPORATE

TAX RATE, WHICH IS THE

HIGHEST IN THE

INDUSTRIALIZED WORLD.

THE CONTROVERSY CAME AS THE

PRESIDENT HIT A LOW-TIME

RATING AT 40%, WITH A

DISAPPROVAL RATING OF 47%.

CONGRESS ONLY HAS A DISMAL

14% OF APPROVAL RATING.

AND 71% SAY THAT AMERICA'S

ECONOMIC PROBLEMS ARE DUE TO

THE ELECTED OFFICIALS NOT

GETTING THINGS DONE TO

IMPROVE THE ECONOMY.

IT TURNS OUT ALL OF THE

STORIES ABOUT FISH AND HOW

IT IS GOOD FOR YOUR BRAIN IS

TRUE.

EATING FISH ONCE A WEEK CAN

IMPROVE YOUR BRAIN HEALTH.

THE RESEARCH FOCUSED ON

PEOPLE WHO ATE FISH ONCE A

WEEK, EITHER BAKED OR

GRILLED, BUT NOT FRIED.

THEY HAD MORE GREY MATTER

WITH REGARDS TO THINKING AND

MEDIUM RE.

MEMORY.

RESEARCHERS ARE LOOKING FOR

WAYS PEOPLE CAN IMPROVE

THEIR LIFESTYLES AND DIETS

TO KEEP THEIR BRAINS HEALTHY

AS THEY GET OLDER.

PAT, YOU'RE HEALTHY AND YOUR

MEMORY IS GREAT.

I TAKE IT YOU PROBABLY EAT A

LOT OF FISH.

Pat: I'VE GOT A MIND

LIKE A FISH, ABSOLUTELY.

Wendy: A MIND LIKE A

FISH.

YOU DO TAKE FISH OIL?

Pat: YES, I FOUND

NOTHING THEY HAVE IN THE

HEALTH FOOD STORE, AND IT IS

CALLED NORWEGIAN COD LIVER

OIL.

Wendy: I HAVE THAT, BUT

I DON'T TAKE IT EVERY DAY.

Pat: OH, I TAKE IT

EVERY DAY.

IT DOESN'T HAVE THAT FISHY

TASTE.

THEY'VE GOT A LITTLE LEMON

IN IT OR SOMETHING.

Wendy: WHAT IS YOUR

FAVORITE SEAFOOD?

MINE IS SALMON.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE?

Pat: I LIKE SCALLOPS.

THERE IS A RESTAURANT HERE

THAT HAS THE BEST SCALLOPS

KNOWN TO MAN.

THEY ARE UNBELIEVABLY

DELICIOUS.

THERE IS A SPECIAL WAY THAT

YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO COOK

THEM.

AND THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO BE

KEPT IN BURLAP --

Wendy: WITH GARLIC AND

BUTTER?

Pat: ABSOLUTELY.

WE HAVE FLOUNDER HERE,

DELICIOUS FLOUNDER.

THE SEAS ARE FULL OF THEM,

AND IT'S GOOD.

Wendy: I LOVE FISH,

TOO.

COMING UP NEXT, A TERRORIST

ARMY OF 10,000 JIHADISTS AND

GROWING.

THEY ARE RECRUITING A

VERY LARGE NUMBER OF

FOREIGNERS, INCLUDING

AMERICANS.

AND MANY OF THE EUROPEANS

WHO ARE BEING RECRUITED ARE

FROM EUROPEAN COUNTRIES THAT

HAVE VISA WAIVER PROGRAMS

WITH THE UNITED STATES.

Wendy: OUR ERICK

STAKELBECK EXPOSES THE

BIGGEST TERROR THREATS,

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Pat: WELL, I TOLD YOU,

I WAS WATCHING THE NEWS OF

OUR NOBLE PRESIDENT AND HIS

NEWS CHIEF, AND THEY WERE

SORT OF SAYING WE REALLY

DON'T HAVE TO WORRY SO MUCH

ABOUT THESE TERRORISTS

BECAUSE al-QAEDA, THE

LEADERSHIP, HAS BEEN

DECIMATED.

AND, AFTER ALL, WE DID KILL

OSAMA BIN LADEN, AND ISN'T

THAT WONDERFUL?

WELL, WE HAVE SPENT BILLIONS

OF DOLLARS ON TERRORISTS.

AND IN NEARLY 13 YEARS AFTER

9/11, OUR GOVERNMENT HASN'T

DIMINISHED THE THREAT FROM

ISLAMIC TERRORISM.

WHY?

YOU KNOW, WE REFUSE TO

EXPOSE THE REAL ROOT OF

ISLAMIC TERRORISM.

IT IS FOUND IN THE QURAN.

IT IS IN THE HEART AND

TEACHINGS OF THAT RELIGION.

ERICK STAKELBECK, OUR

TERRORISM ANALYST, BRINGS US

THIS ALARMING LOOK AT THE

LEADING TERRORISTS AND THEIR

PLANS.

WELL, GUESS WHAT, THE GOOD

OL' U.S.A.

Reporter: BEFORE ALBET

al-BAGDATI WAS RELEASED IN

2009 AFTER FOUR YEARS IN

CAPTIVITY.

HIS DEPARTING WORDS TO

AMERICAN TROOPS, "I'LL SEE

YOU GUYS IN NEW YORK."

AND HE NOW LEADS A TERRORIST

PARTY OF SOME 10,000

ISLAMISTS, KNOWN AS ISIS.

AND THEIR THREATS TO ATTACK

AMERICA HAVE NOT GONE

UNNOTICED.

YOU'LL HAVE A HARD TIME

FINDING ANY U.S. SENIOR THAT

WON'T SAY RIGHT NOW THAT THE

ISLAMIC STATE, OR ISIS, IS

THE BIGGEST THREAT WE'RE

FACING NOW.

Reporter: FORMER F.B.I.

AGENT SAY SAYS THAT THE

INFLUX OF TERRORISTS INTO

EUROPE AND OTHER AREAS IS A

BIG THREAT.

THEY'RE ATTRACTING A VERY

LARGE NUMBER OF FOREIGNERS,

INCLUDING AMERICANS, AT

LEAST 100 OR SO HAVE GONE TO

FIGHT WITH ISIS.

AND ALSO EUROPEANS.

AND IN MAN MANY OF THE

EUROPEANS BEING RECRUITED

ARE FROM EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

THAT HAVE VISA WAIVERS WITH

THE UNITED STATES.

Reporter: THE FEAR IS

THESE HOLY WARRIORS WILL USE

THEIR WESTERN PASSPORTS TO

COME HOME AND CARRY OUT

ATTACKS.

ONE FORMER ISIS AGENT DID

JUST THAT.

A U.S. CITIZEN AND FLORIDA

RESIDENT TOOK A DIFFERENT

ROUTE.

HE BLEW HIMSELF UP IN A

SUICIDE ATTACK AGAINST THE

SYRIAN MILITARY EARLIER THIS

YEAR.

WHAT MAKES IT SUCH A

THREAT TO US, IS ITS INTENT,

THE FACT IT HAS RECRUITED

AND DRAWN INTO IT SO MANY

FOREIGNERS, SOME OF WHOM

HAVE ALREADY GONE HOME, AND

SOME OF THEIR LEADERS HAVE

ARTICULATED AN INTENT TO

CARRY ATTACKS ABROAD, AND

POSSIBLY IN THE UNITED

STATES.

Reporter: IN ONE RECENT

VIDEO, ISIS CALLED AMERICA A

PROTECTOR OF THE CROSS, AND

SAID IT WILL SOON BE IN

DIRECT CONFRONTATION WITH

THE SONS OF ISLAM.

al-BAGHADIT'S CLAIM HAVE

NOT SAT WELL.

al-QAEDA HAD A BITTER

FALLING OUT WITH ISIS

EARLIER THIS YEAR.

I STILL THINK AL-QAEDA

IS A BIGGER THREAT BECAUSE

THEY HAVE A DEEPER

INTERNATIONAL NETWORK.

Reporter: THOMAS

JOSHWIN IS WITH THE DEFENSE

OF DEMOCRACIES.

THE A-LISTERS HAVE

REMAINED WITH AL-QAEDA.

Reporter: al-QAEDA

AND ITS ALLIES CONTINUE TO

EXPAND THEIR REACH.

THE GROUP NOW COVERS MORE

TERRITORY THAN IT DID ON

9/11, FROM PAKISTAN TO

SOMALIA TO SINAI, LIBYA, AND

BEYOND.

THE al-QAEDA BRANCH THAT

MOST WORRIES THE U.S.

OFFICIALS IS BASED IN

YEMEN.

IT HAS BEEN BEHIND SEVERAL

PLOTS AGAINST THE U.S. HOME

LAND AND HAS ALSO RECRUITED

A NUMBER OF WESTERNERS.

THERE IS A SMALL NUMBER

MAKING VERY INGENIUS BOMBS,

AND HAVE THE ABILITY TO

POINT THEM AT THE UNITED

STATES.

Reporter: ALTHOUGH

al-QAEDA AND ISIS HAS BEEN

RIVALS, THERE IS NO SUCH

BREACH IN THE LEADING

TERRORISM AND ITS MOST

LETHAL PROXY.

ACCORDING TO THE FORMER

DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL

COUNTERTERRORISM CENTER,

THERE HAVE BEEN TIMES WHEN

THE DAILY THREATS THAT ARE

BEING BRIEFED TO THE

PRESIDENT ARE NOT ALL OR

PRIMARILY ABOUT al-QAEDA

OR ISIS.

THE TOP ONE, TWO, AND TIMES

THREE, HAVE BEEN IRANIAN AND

HEZBOLLAH PLOTS.

Reporter: HE WROTE A

BOOK CALLED "HEZBOLLAH" THAT

DETAILS THE GROUP'S

FOOTPRINT.

THEY HAVE ATTEMPTED OR

CARRIED OUT ATTACKS AGAINST

JEWISH TARGETS IN BULGARIA,

INDIA, TILE LAN THAILAND

AND ELSEWHERE.

IRAN AND HEZBOLLAH HAVE YET

TO STRIKE ON AMERICAN SOIL,

ALTHOUGH THEY HAVE KILLED

U.S. CITIZENS ABROAD.

IT IS VERY HARD TO SAY IF

AND WHEN THEY DECIDE THEY

WANT TO TARGET WESTERN

INTERESTS.

THAT THEY HAVE THE

CAPABILITY IS VERY, VERY

CLEAR.

Reporter: THAT

CAPABILITY WOULD ONLY

INCREASE IF AND WHEN IRAN

ACQUIRES NUCLEAR WEAPONS, AN

ACHIEVEMENT THAT WOULD

EMBOLDEN IRAN'S RADICAL

LEADERS AND LEAVE THE WORLD

AN EVEN MORE DANGEROUS

PLACE.

ERICK STAKELBECK, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Pat: FOLKS, WE DON'T

WANT TO SCARE YOU.

WE REALLY DON'T.

I WANT TO SAY RIGHT OFF THE

BAT, AND YOU NEED TO KNOW

IT, GOD ALMIGHTY IS IN

CONTROL OF THE AFFAIRS OF

THIS WORLD.

HE IS IN CHARGE.

THE DEVIL IS HIS DEVIL.

HE HAS ANGELS AT HIS

DISPOSAL.

AND HE RULES IN THE AFFAIRS

OF MEN.

AND FOR THAT WE'RE VERY

GRATEFUL.

BUT, NONETHELESS, THIS

ORGANIZATION HAS COME IN.

AND IF I EVER WOULD WANT TO

POINT TO SOMETHING

BIBLICALLY THAT IS THE

ANTI-CHRIST, IT IS MOHAMMED

AND HIS FOLLOWERS.

THERE IS NO QUESTION ABOUT

IT.

THEY MEET THE ROLE OF THE

ANTI-CHRIST.

THEY STAND UP AGAINST

CHRIST.

THEY SPEAK AGAINST HIM.

THEY REVIAL THE CROSS.

AND THEY WANT TO DESTROY THE

ISRAELIS, AND THEY WANT TO

DESTROY THE CHRISTIANS.

NOW, FOR SOME REASON WE HAVE

A PRESIDENT WHO WAS TRAINED

IN INDONESIA WITH THE MUSLIM

POINT OF VIEW.

AND HE DOESN'T SEEM TO

REALIZE WHAT A THREAT IT

IS.

AND I'M JUST ASTOUNDED, AND

I SEE A PRESS CONFERENCE UP

THERE WITH THAT BLAND

ASSERTION, WELL, WE JUST

DESTROYED MOST OF THE

LEADERSHIP OF al-QAEDA --

COME ON.

WHAT UNIVERSE ARE THEY IN

HABITING?

IN EVENT, I WANT YOU TO HAVE

THIS BOOKLET.

WE'LL GIVE THEM TO YOU

FREE.

YOU NEED THIS, "ISLAM,

RELIGION OF PEACE OR WAR?"

YOU NEED TO KNOW THE ENEMY,

WHO IS AGAINST YOU, WHO

WANTS TO HURT YOU, AND WHAT

THEY BELIEVE.

BECAUSE, ON THE OTHER HAND,

THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS

DOING MARVELOUS THINGS IN

THE MUSLIM WORLD.

ANGELIC VISITATIONS, AND

MILLIONS OF MUSLIMS ARE

COMING TO FAITH IN JESUS.

SO THIS BOOKLET WILL TELL

YOU WHAT THEY BELIEVE, WHAT

THE QURAN SAYS, WHAT THE

HADIF SAYS, AND WHERE IT ALL

COMES FROM AND WHAT THE NEXT

STEP IS.

WE'LL GIVE IT TO YOU FREE.

AND IT'S CALLED "ISLAM, A

RELIGION OF PEACE OR WAR?"

Wendy: I HAVE READ IT

AND IT IS A GREAT RESOURCE.

UP NEXT, HE BEAT THE SYSTEM

TIME AFTER TIME.

THE PROBLEM IS NOT

KNOWING HOW TO GET OUT OF

JAIL.

IT IS KNOWING HOW TO GET OUT

OF TIME.

Wendy: WATCH WHAT IT

TOOK TO KEEP THIS CRIMINAL

BEHIND BARS AND SEE HOW HE

FOUND FREEDOM IN A LOCKUP.

Pat: WELL, WELCOME.

YOU'RE WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB."

THANKS FOR BEING WITH US.

EDDIE HOWARD KNEW HOW TO

WORK THE SYSTEM.

TO HIM, PRISON WAS JUST A

REVOLVING DOOR.

JUST A BRIEF RESPITE FROM

WORKING THE STREETS.

THEN ONE DAY EDDIE MADE A

DEAL WITH AN UNDERCOVER

COP.

AND HE GOT STUCK WITH A RAP

HE COULDN'T BEAT.

Reporter: FOR MOST OF

HIS EARLY LIFE, EDDIE HOWARD

SPENT AS MUCH TIME IN JAIL

AS HE DID ON THE STREETS.

FOR ME AND THE WORLD I

LIVE IN, THAT WAS LIFE.

YOU KNEW THAT YOU WAS GOING

TO, SOONER OR LATER, GET

CAUGHT AND YOU WAS GOING TO

DO SOME TIME AND YOU WAS

GOING TO GO HOME.

ONE THING THAT WAS ALWAYS

THERE, I COULD GET OUT OF

JAIL.

I DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO STAY

OUT.

Reporter: EDDIE GREW UP

IN A SMALL TOWN IN

VIRGINIA.

HE WAS, FOR THE MOST PART, A

GOOD KID AND WENT TO CHURCH

WITH HIS FAMILY.

WHEN HIS PARENTS DIVORCED,

AND HE WENT TO LIVE WITH HIS

DAD, THE TROUBLE STARTED.

FIGHTING, SKIPPING

SCHOOL, COMING IN ANY TIME I

FELT LIKE IT.

Reporter: HE WAS BITTER

ABOUT THE DIVORCE AND BLAMED

HIS DAD FOR SPLITTING UP

THEIR FAMILY.

I ALWAYS THOUGHT HE WAS

PUTTING OTHER PEOPLE BEFORE

ME.

BUT I THINK THAT CAME FROM

WHEN I WAS YOUNG AND HE LEFT

US.

SO I ALWAYS KIND OF SEEN HIM

AS THE GUY THAT SOMETHING

ELSE WAS MORE IMPORTANT THAN

I WAS.

AND I RESENTED THAT, AND I

WAS ANGRY ABOUT THAT.

Reporter: SO HE AVOIDED

HIS DAD AND STAYED IN THE

STREETS.

AS A TEEN, HE LIKED WORKING

ON CARS AND ALSO STARTED

GETTING HIGH.

I HAD THE CAR, AND ALONG

WITH THE CAR, I HAD THE

GIRLS.

ALONG WITH THE GIRLS, I HAD

PLENTY OF FRIENDS.

AND SO IT MADE ME FEEL

GOOD.

IT MADE ME FEEL IMPORTANT.

SMOKING REEFER TO SMOKING

COCAINE -- THE WHOLE DRUG

THING, I DOVE RIGHT INTO

IT.

Reporter: HE REJECTED

ANYTHING THAT HAD TO DO WITH

GOD.

YOU ALL CAN HAVE GOD

BECAUSE I'M NOT SURE WHO HE

IS OR EVEN IF HE EXISTS.

AND, FRANKLY, I DON'T CARE.

YOU KNOW, WHETHER OR NOT HE

EXISTS, BECAUSE I THOUGHT I

WAS THE MAN.

Reporter: IN TIME,

EDDIE BECAME A HABITUAL

CRIMINAL.

I HAD FELONY CHARGES,

ASSAULT CHARGES, POSSESSION

AND INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE,

ASSAULT AND BATTERY.

Reporter: OVER THE

YEARS, HE SPENT MANY SHORT

STINTS IN PRISON.

HE ALWAYS MANAGED TO GET

BACK ON THE STREETS.

BUT ONE TIME THERE WILL

WOULD BE WAY OUT.

I WAS SETTING UP A DRUG

DEAL, ONLY TO FIND OUT THIS

WAS AN UNDERCOVER POLICE

OFFICER OR AN INFORMANT.

Reporter: EDDIE GOT

BUSTED AND WAS CHARGED WITH

INSPIRING TO SELL COCAINE.

AS A REPEAT OFFENDER, HE

FACED LIFE IN JAIL.

I HAD NO ANSWERS FOR THIS

ONE.

AND I WAS BROKEN.

AND I WAS BROKEN.

I CRIED EVERY NIGHT.

Reporter: OUT OF

OPTIONS, EDDIE LOOKED TO THE

ONE HE HAD BEEN AVOIDING FOR

MOST OF HIS LIFE.

ONE NIGHT I JUST CRIED

OUT AND SAID, GOD, I WENT TO

CHURCH WHEN I WAS A KID, AND

I HEARD ABOUT YOU.

I DID THE PLAYS, I READ

ABOUT YOU, PEOPLE TOLD ME

ABOUT YOU.

AND I SAID, ARE YOU REAL?

GET ME OUT OF THIS AND I'LL

SERVE YOU THE REST OF MY

LIFE.

HE GOT MY ATTENTION, YOU

KNOW.

YOU CAN BE IN -- AND I'LL

JUST USE THE STREET TERMS --

YOU CAN BE MY MAN.

Reporter: EDDIE BEGAN

READING THE BIBLE AND

STUDYING WITH CHRISTIAN

CELLMATES.

AND THEY WENT TO THE

CHAPLAIN.

AND HE SAID ANY MAN WHO

IS IN CHRIST JESUS, HE IS A

NEW CREATION.

OLD THINGS HAVE PASSED AWAY,

AND BEHOLD OLD THINGS HAVE

BECOME NEW.

AND I SAID IMPOSSIBLE.

I SAID THERE IS NO WAY YOU

CAN WIPE MY SLATE CLEAN.

Reporter: AND BEFORE

HIS CASE WENT TO TRIAL,

EVIDENCE WENT MISSING AND

EDDIE WAS SENTENCED TO ONLY

THREE YEARS.

WHILE IN COURSE

INCARCERATED, HE AND OTHER

PRISONER MADE A DECISION

THAT CHANGED THEIR LIVES.

I WAS READING WHERE YOU

CONFESS WITH YOUR MOUTH AND

GOD RAISED JESUS FROM THE

DEAD, AND WE CONFESSED IT

RIGHT THERE, LORD, WE WANT

YOU TO COME IN.

Reporter: WHEN HE WAS

RELEASED HIM THIS TIME,

EDDIE KNEW HE COULD NOT

RETURN TO HIS OLD WAYS.

GOD HAD TRANSFORMED HIS

LIFE.

I REALIZED TODAY THAT GOD

SEEN ME THROUGH HIS SON.

THAT'S HOW I BECAME THAT NEW

CREATURE.

WHEN JESUS CAME IN, HE

WASHED ALL OF THAT STUFF

AWAY.

NOBODY CAN HOLD THAT AGAINST

ME.

AND THAT NEW PERSON BEGAN TO

EVOLVE IN MY HEART.

Reporter: HE ALSO

MARRIED AND TURNED HIS

FAVORITE HOBBY INTO A

CAREER.

EDDIE KNOWS WHAT TRUE

FREEDOM IS AND HAS

EXPERIENCED THE LOVE OF A

FATHER THAT WILL NEVER

CHANGE.

HE SHOWED ME THAT EVEN IN

MY SHORT COMING, EVEN IN THE

MISTAKES I MADE, HE SAYS, I

STILL LOVE YOU AND I'M STILL

GOING TO SHOW YOU THAT, BUT

I WANT YOU TO LEARN FROM

THESE MISTAKES AS I SHOW YOU

THE WAY.

Pat: ISN'T THAT

AMAZING?

IF YOU WILL CONFESS WITH

YOUR MOUTH THAT JESUS IS

LORD, AND YOU BELIEVE IN

YOUR HEART THAT GOD RAISED

HIM FROM THE DEAD, YOU WILL

BE SAVED.

EDDIE READ IT, AND HE ALSO

READ THAT IF ANY MAN IS IN

CHRIST, HE IS A NEW

CREATION.

OLD THINGS HAVE PASSED AWAY,

AND WHAT WAS OLD HAS BECOME

NEW.

THESE PROMISES STILL RING

TRUE THROUGH ALL OF THE

CENTURIES OF CHRISTIAN

LIFE.

THEY RING TRUE FOR YOU AND

ME TODAY.

IF ANY MAN IS IN CHRIST, HE

IS A NEW CREATION.

LISTEN, YOU WANT THE SLATE

WIPED CLEAN?

I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'VE

DONE.

MAYBE YOU'VE BROKEN THE

LAW.

MAYBE YOU'VE CHEATED ON YOUR

SPOUSE.

MAYBE YOU'VE LIED.

MAYBE YOU'VE STOLEN MONEY.

WE ALL DO TERRIBLE THINGS,

AND WE'RE ALL ASHAMED OF THE

THINGS WE'VE DONE.

AND GOD SAYS IF YOU COME

UNTO ME, ALL YOU HAD ARE

HEAVY LADEN, I WILL GIVE YOU

REST.

I'LL GIVE YOU A NEW START, A

NEW DAY.

AS FAR AS YOUR EAST IS FROM

THE WEST, THAT'S HOW FAR I'M

GOING TO TAKE YOUR SINS FROM

YOU.

WOULD YOU LIKE THAT?

DO YOU WANT TO BE FREE?

IF YOU DO, I WANT YOU TO

PRAY WITH ME RIGHT NOW.

I WANT YOU TO BOW YOUR HEAD

AND PRAY THESE WORDS RIGHT

NOW.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT,

DON'TYO YOU GO ANYWHERE.

JESUS, I COME TO YOU NOW.

I CONFESS WITH MY MOUTH THAT

JESUS IS LORD, AND I BELIEVE

IN MY HEART THAT GOD HAS

RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD.

RIGHT NOW I TAKE YOUR

SALVATION, I GIVE YOU MY

HEART, AND FROM THIS MOMENT

ON I AM YOURS.

THANK YOU, LORD.

THANK YOU, LORD, THAT YOU'VE

HEARD MY PRAYER.

THANK YOU, LORD, THAT YOU'VE

COME INTO MY HEART.

AND FOR THOSE WHO PRAYED

WITH ME, I WANT TO PRAY FOR

YOU ONE MORE TIME.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO PRAYED

THAT PRAY, LET THE ANOINTING

OF THE LORD COME UPON THEM

AND FILL THEM FROM THIS

MOMENT ON.

AMEN.

I HAVE A LITTLE BOOKLET.

IT HAS ALL OF THE ESSENTIAL

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW TO

GET YOU STARTED.

I'VE GOT 73 MINUTES OF

INTENSE TEACHING ON A C.D.

AND THERE IS A LITTLE

BOOKLET ABOUT THE

SCRIPTURES.

I'LL GIVE THIS TO YOU, "A

NEW DAY."

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

IN.

YOU SAY, I PRAYED WITH PAT,

THAT GUY ON THE TV, AND I

GAVE MY HEART TO THE LORD.

GO TO YOUR PHONE RIGHT NOW,

1-800-759-0700.

AND THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN ARE

REJOICING ABOUT YOU.

IF THE LINE, FOR ANY REASON

IS BUSY, COME BACK BECAUSE

WE'VE GOT PLENTY OF PHONES.

WE HAVE COUNSELLORS WHO LOVE

YOU.

1-800-759-0700.

IT IS TOLL-FREE.

PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL

IN.

SOMEBODY IS HERE WHO LOVES

YOU.

WENDY, WHAT IS NEXT?

Wendy: THANKS, PAT.

STILL AHEAD, YOU'RE GOING TO

MEET THE CARTOONIST WHO HAS

WORKED ON THE MUPPETS, THE

TEENAGED NINJA MUTANT

TURTLES, LIVE, RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

AND WELCOME BACK TO "THE

700 CLUB."

YOU MIGHT WANT TO THINK

ABOUT CHANGING YOUR ONLINE

PASSWORDS, AFTER A REPORT

THAT RUSSIAN COMPUTER

HACKERS HAVE STOLEN

1.2 BILLION COMPUTER USER

NAMES AND PASSWORDS.

THE THEFTS AFFECT MORE THAN

400,000 WEBSITES.

THE "NEW YORK TIMES"

REPORTED THE STORY BASED ON

THE FINDINGS OF HOME

SECURITY, A FIRM THAT HAS

UNCOVERED ONLINE SECURITY

ISSUES IN THE PAST.

THE NAMES OF THE WEBSITES

THAT WERE BROKEN INTO WERE

NOT IDENTIFIED, BUT IT IS

JUST THE LATEST EXAMPLE OF

SECURITY ISSUES.

IT IS A BIG DAY FOR LEGAL

CASES ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

A FEDERAL APPEALS COURT IN

CINCINNATI WILL HEAR

ARGUMENTS FROM FOUR STATES

ON THE ISSUE.

THE CASES IN MICHIGAN AND

KENTUCKY INVOLVE RULINGS

THAT STRUCK DOWN THEIR BANS

ON GAY MARRIAGE.

THE OHIO ARGUMENT DEALS ONLY

WITH RECOGNIZING GAY

MARRIAGE FROM OUTSIDE THE

STATE.

AND THE TENNESSEE CASES

FOCUS ONLY ON THREE SAME-SEX

COUPLES.

JUDGES HAVE REPEATEDLY BEEN

RULING IN FAVOR OF GAY

MARRIAGE IN RECENT CASES.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

GOING TO OUR WEBSITE ATp@

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PAT AND WENDY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Wendy: HE WAS A FAN OF

NANCY AND SLUGO LONG BEFORE

HE BECAME THEIR CARTOONIST.

AND LOOK MILLIONS OF PEOPLE,

GUY GILCHRIST GREW UP WITH

THAT COMIC STRIP.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: CARTOONIST

GUY GILCHRIST HAS WORKED ON

MANY OF AMERICA'S FAVORITE

SHOWS, LIKE THE MU MUPPETS,

AND THE TEENAGED MUTANT

NINJA TURTLES.

AS A CHILD, HE WAS ABUSED,

AND THESE TV SHOWS BECAME A

MEANS OF ESCAPE.

IT WAS THROUGH HIS FAVORITE

COWBOY HERO, ROY ROGERS,

THAT HE FOUND HIS FAITH IN

CHRIST.

TODAY HE IS THE CARTOONIST

OF THE LONG-RUNNING COMIC

STRIP, NANCY AND SLUGO.

HE HOPES TO INSPIRE KIDS TO

FIND THEIR FAITH THROUGH

DRAWINGS.

Wendy: GUY GILCHRIST IS

HERE WITH US NOW.

I HAVE TO COMPLIMENT YOU ON

YOUR TIE.

WELL, THANK YOU.

Wendy: LOOK AT THIS.

THAT IS A NANCY AND SLUGO

TIE BY THE DESIGNER --

NICOLE MILLER.

Wendy: AWESOME.

HOW DID YOU DISCOVER YOUR

TALENT FOR DRAWING?

IT IS INCREDIBLE.

WHEN I WAS A KID, MY MOM

WAS A SINGLE MOM.

I WAS VERY YOUNG.

AND SHE WORKED AT DINERS AND

HOTELS, AND SHE ALWAYS TOOK

ME WITH HER.

THERE WAS NO SUCH THING AT

DAYCARE IN THE LATE '50s,

EARLY '60s.

SO SHE WOULD GIVE ME PLACE

MATS, PIECES OF PAPER,

ANYTHING SHE COULD FIND, AND

THE NEWSPAPER WAS ALWAYS

FREE.

SO SHE WOULD OPEN UP THE

COMICS AND SHE WOULD SAY,

HERE, YOU DRAW THAT.

SHE WASN'T POINTING TO JUST

POGO OR BEATLE BAILEY, SHE

JUST POINTED TO THE WHOLE

THING, SO I DREW THE WHOLE

PAGE.

Wendy: THE TRUTH IS YOU

HAD A VERY PAINFUL

CHILDHOOD.

TELL US ABOUT THAT.

I THINK I'M PROBABLY --

WELL, I KNOW THROUGH CHRIST

I'M EXACTLY WHERE I'M

SUPPOSED TO BE.

Wendy: AMEN.

AND I THINK THAT THE

NANCY STRIP, WITH ITS

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, IS

EXACTLY WHAT I'M SUPPOSED TO

BE DOING.

THAT'S THE HEART OF IT.

WHEN I WAS A LITTLE BOY, AS

I SAID, EARLY ON MY MOM WAS

A SINGLE MOM.

THEN SHE MARRIED A GUY WHO

WAS NOT A VERY NICE MAN.

AND SO I HAD TOUGH, TOUGH

DAYS.

AND I WAS TRYING TO LEAVE MY

HOME BY THE TIME I WAS ABOUT

14 YEARS OLD.

AND I WENT TO WORK DOING

CARTOONS.

YOU KNOW, I ALWAYS LOOKED AT

BEING POOR, HAVING THE

TROUBLES THAT I HAD WITH MY

STEPFATHER AS BEING

INCREDIBLE BLESSINGS.

Wendy: HE WAS ABUSIVE?

YES.

YES.

AND I ALWAYS LOOKED AT IT AS

I WOULD KNOW WHO TO BE -- IF

HE MADE A LEFT TURN AND I

MADE A RIGHT TURN, I WAS NOW

LEARNING HOW TO BE A GOOD

PERSON.

I ALSO WAS SEARCHING,

THOUGH.

I WAS SEARCHING FOR A

FATHER, FOR A FATHER

FIGURE.

Wendy: AND IN THAT

SEARCHING, YOU WOULD OFTEN

WALK OUT INTO THE WOODS AND

LOOK UP TO THE SKY.

WHO BECAME YOUR HERO IN THAT

TIME?

I WOULD GO INTO THE WOODS

AND TALK TO THE MAN IN THE

SKY.

I REMEMBER A TIME WHEN MY

MOM BROUGHT ME OVER TO AN

UNCLE AND AUNT'S HOUSE, AND

THEY HAD THAT PAINTING OF

THE 23rd PSALM, AND I

THOUGHT, THAT'S WHAT THE MAN

IN THE SKY LOOKS LIKE

FINALLY.

Wendy: ISN'T THAT

SOMETHING, EVEN AS A LITTLE

CHILD YOU HAD NO FORMAL

RELIGIOUS TEACHING, BUT YOU

KNEW THERE WAS SOMEONE OUT

THERE WHO LOVED YOU.

I LOOKED AT THAT

PAINTING, AND THERE WAS SUCH

PEACE AND SUCH LOVE.

EVERYONE KNOWS THAT

PAINTING.

IT IS THE ONE OF JESUS WITH

HIS STAFF, AND HE IS THE

SHEPHERD.

I LOOKED AT THAT PICTURE AND

I UNDERSTOOD THAT HE WAS

THERE TO LOVE ME.

ROY ROGERS WAS MY HERO.

I LOOKED AT ROY ROGERS AS,

WHAT WOULD ROY DO?

ROY ALWAYS SEEMED TO DO THE

RIGHT THING?

THERE HE IS, KISSING HIS

HORSE.

ROY WAS JUST THE COOLEST

GUY.

I FOUND OUT YEARS LATER, I

GUESS THE REASON I WAS SO

DRAWN TO ROY IS THAT HE WAS

A CHRISTIAN, THAT HE

BELIEVED IN GOD, AND THAT

GOD WAS TELLING HIM WHAT TO

DO.

I LEARNED HOW TO BE A MAN BY

WATCHING ROY FOLLOWING GOD'S

FOOTSTEPS.

Wendy: LET'S TALK ABOUT

YOUR CARTOONS.

YOU ARE A SELF-TAUGHT

ARTIST, BUT WHEN WAS YOUR

BIG BREAK?

WHAT HAPPENED?

I WAS WORKING FOR WEEKLY

READER, AND MORT WALKER

FOUND OUT THAT JIM HENSON

WAS LOOKING FOR SOMEBODY TO

DO THE MU MUPPETS.

THERE WERE 200 PEOPLE WHO

TRIED OUT AND JIM DIDN'T

LIKE ANY OF THEM.

SO THIS KID GOT AN AUDITION,

AND AGAINST ALL ODDS, I WAS

THE GUY THAT WOUND UP DOING

THE MUPPETS.

Wendy: THE MUPPETS IS

BIG TIME.

I KNOW.

I HAD NO BUSINESS AT ALL

BEING THERE.

Wendy: YOU WERE A GOOD

PERSON, BUT YOU STILL

WEREN'T A CHRISTIAN AT THAT

POINT.

YOU HADN'T COMMITTED YOUR

LIFE TO CHRIST, RIGHT?

I WAS SO WEIRD.

I WANTED MY CHILDREN TO HAVE

THE CHRISTIAN EDUCATION THAT

I DIDN'T HAVE.

SO WHEN MY KIDS WERE LITTLE,

I STARTED TAKING THEM TO

SUNDAY SCHOOL, AND I IBM

BECAME A SUNDAY SCHOOL

TEACHER.

I WAS LEARNING THE STORIES

RIGHT ALONG WITH THEM.

I WAS ABOUT A WEEK AHEAD,

JUST ABOUT IT, A WEEK

AHEAD.

Wendy: WELL, YOU

FINALLY DID BECOME A

BELIEVER, AND YOUR FAITH IS

INFUSED INTO YOUR

CHARACTERS, INTO NANCY AND

SLUGO.

THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN BE

SUCCESSFUL AND HAVE AN

AUDIENCE OUT THERE --

EVERYBODY IN THIS BUSINESS

KNOWS THIS -- YOU HAVE TO BE

HONEST WITH YOUR AUDIENCE.

IF YOU'RE HONEST AND YOU

SPEAK FROM THE HEART, PEOPLE

ARE GOING TO FOLLOW YOU.

THEY'RE GOING TO FIND

SOMETHING THAT THEY ENJOY

THAT THEY CAN BELIEVE IN.

AND THAT'S WHAT NANCY AND

SLUGO, AND THE HEART OF THE

COMIC STRIP BEING

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, THAT WE

MATTER, THAT WE CAN MAKE A

DIFFERENCE -- THAT'S THE

HEART OF THE STRIP AND THE

HEART OF MY LIFE.

THAT'S THE HEART OF CHRIST.

WHICH IS LOVE.

Wendy: I WAS READING

THROUGH THIS LAST NIGHT

LAYING IN BED, AND YOU JUST

SMILE WHEN YOU READ ABOUT

NANCY AND SLUGO.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

Wendy: GUY HAS A NEW

BOOK OF CARTOONS CALLED

"NANCY," AND TO FIND OUT HOW

TO GET A COPY, LOG ON TO

CBN.COM.

YOU BROUGHT A DRAWING OF OUR

VERY OWN PAT ROBERTSON.

WE WANT TO TAKE A LOOK AT

THAT.

I CAN'T GO ANYWHERE

WITHOUT GETTING THE MARKER

OUT AND DOING A LITTLE.

Wendy: THERE IS NANCY

AND PAT.

AND SLUGO IS TRYING TO

GET IN ON THE ACTION.

Pat: YOU DID A GREAT

JOB.

I WILL TREASURE IT.

THANK YOU.

GOD BLESS YOU.

YOU'RE TERRIFIC.

THANK YOU, PAT.

Pat: WHEN WE COME BACK,

WE'RE GOING TO "BRING IT

ON."

SAM SAYS, "MY WIFE AND I

DISCUSSED FAMILY PLANNING.

WE DECIDED ON A VASECTOMY.

IS IT BIBLICALLY WRONG TO DO

SO?"

STAY TUNED FOR THE ANSWER

AFTER THIS.

Wendy: WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

I CAN'T GET OVER THAT

CARICATURE OF YOU.

THAT WAS FUN.

Pat: HE IS VERY

TALENTED.

A WONDERFUL MAN.

Wendy: WE'VE GOT SOME

GREAT QUESTIONS FOR YOU

RIGHT NOW.

SAM WRITES, "I AM A

BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIAN MAN,

HUSBAND OF ONE WIFE, AND

FATHER OF OUR TWO CHILDREN.

MY WIFE AND I HAVE DISCUSSED

FAMILY PLANNING.

AND WE WISH TO GO WITH A

VASECTOMY.

IS IT BIBLICALLY WRONG TO DO

SO?"

Pat: I DON'T SUPPOSE IT

IS ANY MORE WRONG THAN USING

OTHER KINDS OF

CONTRACEPTION.

IT STOPS YOUR ABILITY TO

HAVE CHILDREN.

ALTHOUGH YOU MAY CHANGE YOUR

MIND AND DECIDE YOU WANT TO

HAVE CHILDREN.

YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY

CAN REVERSE THAT VASECTOMY

IF YOU HAVE ONE.

I DON'T KNOW.

I CAN'T SAY IT'S WRONG.

AND, AGAIN, IF YOU FEEL IT'S

REALLY WRONG TO DO, THEN

WHATEVER IS NOT OF FAITH IS

SIN.

BUT IF YOU FEEL THE LORD

WANTS TO USE THAT, THOSE TWO

CHILDREN ARE ALL OF THE

CHILDREN YOU AND WIFE CAN

TAKE CARE OF, I CAN'T SAY

IT'S QUOTE, "SINFUL."

Wendy: YOU ALWAYS HEAR

ABOUT THE MEN WHO WISH THEY

HADN'T DONE IT OR WANT TO

REVERSE IT.

Pat: I'M FAMILIAR WITH

THAT PROCEDURE.

HOPEFULLY YOU GET IT SO IT

CAN BE REVERSED.

BECAUSE IF YOU CHANGE YOUR

MIND, IT IS KIND OF FINAL.

Wendy: JENNIFER WRITES,

"I WAS TAUGHT WHEN THE BIBLE

USES THE PHRASE SON OF MAN,

IT IS REFERRING TO JESUS

CHRIST.

BUT IN EAS E ZEKIEL, IT

APPEARS DIFFERENT."

Pat: I WAS READING

TODAY HOW THE ANGEL APPEARED

TO MARY, AND HE SAID, YOU'RE

GOING TO HAVE A SON, AND HE

WILL BE CALLED THE SON OF

GOD.

BUT WHEN JESUS WAS HERE, HE

CALLED HIMSELF THE SON OF

MAN.

HE WAS BOTH DIVINE AND HE

WAS HUMAN.

BUT I DON'T THINK IT IS

SOME, QUOTE,"TERM OF ART."

HE SAID, YOU'LL SEE THE SON

OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS

OF GLORY AND SO FORTH.

AND THEY SAID THAT'S

BLASPHEMY.

WELL, EZEKIEL, HE IS SON OF

MAN.

IF YOU READ SOME OF THE

NARNIA STORIES, THEY USE THE

SON OF MAN ABOUT THOSE

CHILDREN.

SO IT'S NOT A TERM OF ART

FOR JESUS BECAUSE HE IS THE

SON OF GOD.

Wendy: A VIEWER WRITES,

"I'VE BEEN WONDERING HOW

JESUS WILL ACCEPT US WHEN WE

SPENT ETERNITY WITH HIM.

I BELIEVE WE ONLY SPEND

ETERNITY WITH HIM IF WE

EXCEPT HIM AS OUR SAVIOR AND

LET HIM MOVE WITHIN US AND

BE THE WAY HE WANTS US TO

BE.

I'VE HAVE ALSO HEARD IT IS

BECAUSE OF GOOD WORKS.

WHAT DOES GOD SAY?"

Pat: NOT ON ACCIDENT

ACCOUNT OF WORKS.

IT IS A GIFT OF FAITH.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO WIN

FAVOR WITH GOD ON THE BASIS

OF WHAT YOU DO.

IT IS HIS GRACE.

HIS GRACE IS HIS FAVOR, AND

WHEN YOU GET TO HEAVEN, THE

GLORY OF GOD IS GOING TO BE

THERE.

AND IT IS GOING TO BE SO

MUCH GREATER THAN ANYTHING

YOU OR I CAN THINK OF OR DO

SO.

EYE HASN'T SEEN, NOR EAR HAS

HEARD TO THOSE LOVE GOD.

Wendy: THAT IS THE BEST

NEWS OF ALL, IT IS NOT BY

WORKS.

DIANE WRITES, "I SPEAK AND

PRAY TO GOD, BUT I DON'T SEE

OR HEAR THE ANSWERS.

I LOOK FOR A CLUE AS TO WHAT

HE WANTS ME TO DO BUT

NOTHING IS OBVIOUS.

DOES THIS MEAN I'M BEYOND

REDEMPTION?"

Pat: NO.

IT MEANS YOUR A SEEKER.

WE'RE IN A HURRY.

WE SAY, GOD, I NEED A

MIRACLE TODAY, IF YOU DON'T

MIND, AND I'LL SEE YOU

LATER.

SPEND SOME TIME WITH HIM.

GET THE BIBLE AND GET OFF BY

YOURSELF, AND SPEND TIME

TALKING TO HIM.

ASK FOR HIS PRESENCE, ASK

FOR HIS POWER, AND HE WILL

BE THERE.

YOU'RE NOT BEYOND

REDEMPTION.

IF YOU WERE, YOU WOULDN'T BE

TRYING TO SEEK HIM AND FIND

HIM.

IT IS BECAUSE YOU'RE

SENSITIVE TO HIM THAT YOU'RE

CONCERNED ABOUT THESE

THINGS.

Wendy: LORRAINE WRITES,

"PAT, I STRUGGLE WITH

PORNOGRAPHY ADDICTION AND

DEPRESSION.

I NOW DISTRACT MYSELF BY

DOING MY COLLEGE WORK.

UNFORTUNATELY, IT HAS BECOME

SUCH A PROBLEM THERE, TOO.

I PROBABLY WILL NOT GRADUATE

AND HAVE TO DROP OUT.

I ASK AROUND FOR HELP, BUT

NOTHING SEEMS TO WORK.

I DON'T WANT TO BE A FAILURE

IN MY PARENTS' EYES.

WHAT CAN I DO?

WHERE IS GOD?"

Pat: I USED TO THINK

THAT PORNOGRAPHY WAS

AFFLICTING MALES.

BUT APPARENTLY IT IS

AFFLICTING WOMEN.

YOU'RE IN COLLEGE AND YOU

HAVE ALL OF THE NORMAL URGES

THAT SOMEONE OF YOUR AGE

HAS.

THAT PORNOGRAPHY IS AN

ADDICTION.

IT IS JUST LIKE DRUGS.

AND YOU NEED TO BE SET FREE

AND YOU NEED TO BE

DELIVERED.

THERE NEEDS TO BE A

DELIVERIES.

IT COULD BE A SPIRIT -- AND

THERE ARE SPIRITS THAT COME

INTO PEOPLE, SPIRITS OF

LUST, THAT TAKE OVER

PEOPLE.

AND YOU NEED TO GET WITH

SOME MATURE PEOPLE WHO

UNDERSTAND THE MOVING OF THE

HOLY SPIRIT AND E ASK FOR

HELP, BUT GOD WILL SET YOU

FREE FROM THIS THING.

LIKE ALCOHOL OR ANY OTHER

ADDICTION, YOU CAN BE FREE

FROM IT.

BUT YOU NEED TO GET YOUR

MIND ON THE LORD AND ON THE

WORD OF GOD.

WELL, THANK YOU FOR JOINING

US ON THIS EDITION OF "THE

700 CLUB."

WE LEAVE YOU WITH TODAY'S

POWER MINUTE FROM PSALM 55:

"CAST YOUR BURDEN ON THE

LORD, AND HE SHALL SUSTAIN

YOU.

HE SHALL NEVER PERMIT THE

RIGHTEOUS TO BE MOVED."

FOR WENDY AND ALL OF US,

WE'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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