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The 700 Club - September 23, 2014

Author and legal expert David Limbaugh argues the case for the Gospel. Also, Lewis was doomed to a life of crime until a prison Bible study teacher refused to give up on him. Read Transcript


U.S. ENGAGEMENT COULD

HAVE MADE A DECISIVE

DIFFERENCE.

AND IN PULLING BACK FROM

AMERICA'S TRADITIONAL

LEADERSHIP ROLE, HE LEFT A

VACUUM FOR OTHER, MORE

DANGEROUS ACTORS, TO FILL."

AS A RESULT, THE SITUATION

IN IRAQ AND SYRIA HAS

DESCENDED INTO A CRISIS THAT

POSSESS A DIRECT THREAT TO

THE UNITED STATES.

MEANWHILE, THE PRESIDENT

PLANS TO HOLD MEETINGS WITH

MIDDLE EAST LEADERS IN THE

COMING DAYS.

CHARLENE AARON, CBN NEWS.

Pat: THANKS, CHARLENE.

THE WAR IN SYRIA COULD NOW

BE A THREAT TO ISRAEL AS

WELL.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM OUR CBN NEWS BUREAU IN

WASHINGTON.

HERE IS JOHN.

John: PAT, ISRAEL SHOT

DOWN A SYRIAN FIGHTER JET

THAT FLEW INTO ISRAELI

TERRITORY, AND THEY'RE

CONCERNED ABOUT THE ISLAMIC

TERRORIST ORGANIZATION ON

THEIR BORDERS.

CHRIS MITCHELL BRINGS US

THAT STORY FROM JERUSALEM.

Reporter: ALONG THE

ISRAELI BORDER WHERE JIHADI

FORCES ARE BATTLING ASSAD'S

REGIME, A PLANE SHOT DOWN A

TARGET, WHICH HAD PENETRATED

THE GOLAN HEIGHTS.

THE SITUATION AROUND OUR

BORDERS IS VOLATILE.

WE WILL NOT TOLERATE OUR AIR

SPACE BEING PENETRATED BY AN

ENEMY.

Reporter: ISRAEL SAYS

DESPITE THE GROWING THREATS

IN THE REGION, ITS BORDER IS

SECURE.

CLEARLY THERE ARE

CONCERNS WE HAVE WITH

RADICAL ISLAMIC JIHADISTS'

ORGANIZATIONS ON OUR

BORDER.

THEY DO NOT BRING A GOOD

OMAN TO THE AREA, AND WE

HAVE TO BE CONCERNED OF THIS

DEVELOPMENT.

Reporter: MEANWHILE

MIDDLE EAST EXPERT JONATHAN

FEIN SAYS THE U.S. BOMBING

CAMPAIGN IS A GOOD START,

BUT WON'T BE ENOUGH.

I DON'T WANT THE PEOPLE

BACK HOME TO THINK ONLY THE

AIR BOMBINGS WILL SOLVE IT.

AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT

WAS SHOWN IN VIETNAM AND

ISRAEL AND GAZA, YOU CANNOT

DISMANTEL TERROR

ORGANIZATIONS IN THE AIR.

Reporter: THE COALITION

OF FIGHTING IS A POSITIVE

STEP, BUT PRIMARILY

SYMBOLIC.

I HEARD THAT QATAR

RESPONDED WITH WHAT EXACTLY

DID THEY DO?

THEY DEFINITELY DIDN'T

PARTICIPATE IN THE BOMBING.

AND IF YOU GO BACK, WHO IS

TO BLAME IN THE FIRST

PLACE?

THE CATARIANS, AND THE ONES

WHO FINANCED ALL OF THIS.

Reporter: THEY DON'T

WANT THE WORLD TO FORGET THE

NUMBER ONE THREAT IN THE

REGION, IRAN.

WHAT ISRAEL IS FRAYE IS

AFRAID IS THAT THE AMERICANS

AND EVERYBODY WILL FORGET

ABOUT THE REAL THREAT, AND

IS THEM HAVING A NUCLEAR

BOMB.

John: NORTH KOREA IS

DEVELOPING MISSILES THAT

COULD CARRY PRACTICAL

NUCLEAR WARHEADS.

A GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL TOLD

THE PAPER THAT INTELLIGENCE

CAME TO THAT CONCLUSION

AFTER EXAMINING MISSILE

TESTS IN NORTH KOREA LAST

MONTH.

THE NEW MISSILES ARE

REPORTEDLY BUILT WITH

RUSSIAN TECHNOLOGY.

PAT?

Pat: I WANT TO REPEAT

WHAT I SAID SOME YEARS AGO.

THE LORD SHOWED ME THAT

COMMUNISM IN THE SOVIET

UNION IS GOING TO FALL,

INDEED WITH GORBACHEV AND

OTHERS IT DID FALL.

THEY HAD GLASSNOS, AND

FINALLY THE WALL CAME DOWN

AND COMMUNISM COLLAPSED.

BUT THE NEXT THING WOULD BE

MORE DANGEROUS.

I DO BELIEVE THAT PUTIN IS

GOING TO USE THE NUCLEAR

ARMAMENT.

HE IS INCREASING THE NUMBER

OF NUCLEAR WARHEADS HE HAS

AT HIS DISPOSAL.

HE IS MODERNIZING HIS

NUCLEAR SUBMARINE FLEET.

AND NOW WE UNDERSTAND HE IS

GIVING TECHNOLOGY TO THE

NORTH KOREANS.

WELL, THERE ARE ONLY SO MANY

CRAZY REGIMES THAT YOU CAN

EQUIP WITH NUCLEAR WEAPONS

BEFORE YOU HAVE A SERIOUS,

SERIOUS DISASTER.

AND IF THE NORTH DUMPS A

NUKE IN THE MIDDLE OF SEOUL,

KOREA, IT WILL BE A

HUMANITARIAN TRAGEDY OF

MASSIVE PROPORTIONS.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, THE

IRANIANS ARE BUILDING AS

FAST AS THEY CAN NUCLEAR

CAPABILITY TO THREATEN NOT

ONLY ISRAEL, BUT OTHER

WESTERN ALLIES, EUROPE.

AND BEFORE LONG, THERE IS

GOING TO BE NUCLEAR

BLACKMAIL.

THEY'LL SAY, EITHER SUBMIT

TO OUR DEMANDS OR YOUR GOING

TO DROP A NUKE ON YOUR HEAD

AND WE WILL KILL THE PEOPLE

WHO LIVE IN YOUR CAPITAL

CITY.

IT'S NOT A VERY PLEASANT

SCENARIO, BUT THAT'S WHAT IS

SHAPING UP.

THAT'S WHY THE UNITED STATES

DESPERATELY, DESPERATELY

NEEDS STRONG LEADERSHIP

NOW.

JOHN?

John: PAT, THE MR. OF

NUMBER OF EBOLA CASES IS

STILL INCREASING EXPODENTIALLY.

AND EBOLA COULD MAKE PEOPLE

SICK FOR YEARS TO COME

WITHOUT BETTER MEASURES TO

FIGHT IT.

SO FAR THE VIRUS HASSIC HAS

SICKENED MORE THAN 5800

DEATHS.

GOVERNMENTS ARE SENDING MORE

AID TO AFRICA TO COMBAT THE

OUTBREAK, AND SENDING

MILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF

MEDICAL SUPPLIES.

NEARLY THREE-QUARTERS OF

PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT RELIGION

HAS BECOME LESS IMPORTANT IN

SOCIETY.

THEY CONSIDER THAT A BAD

TREND.

72% OF AMERICANS BELIEVE

THAT RELIGION IS LOSING ITS

INFLUENCE IN AMERICA.

AND 49% SAY CHURCHES AND

OTHER HOUSES OF WORSHIP

SHOULD BE ABLE TO EXPRESS

THEIR VIEWS ON SOCIAL

ISSUES.

AND HALF OF THE AMERICANS

BELIEVE THAT U.S. BUSINESSES

SHOULD NOT HAVE TO SERVE

SAME-SEX COUPLES IF THEY

HAVE RELIGIOUS OBJECTIONS.

PAT, BACK TO YOU.

Pat: BUREAUCRATS AND

JUDGES ARE DOMINATING THE

SITUATION.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU SAW A

NEWS ITEM YESTERDAY, THAT

WESLEYAN SAID THAT MALE

FRATERNITIES HAD TO START

ACCEPTING WOMEN.

Terry: DO WE DELETE

SORORITIES THEN?

Pat: SORORITIES HAVE TO

HAVE 50% MALES, SO THE BOYS

HAVE TO COME IN.

AND THEN YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE

SAME-SEX DORMITORIES AND

UNISEX DORMITORIES.

WHERE DO YOU STOP IT?

THE REASON RELIGION IS

DIMINISHING, BECAUSE THE

PEOPLE -- IF YOU ASK PEOPLE,

THE CONSTITUTIONAL

SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND

STATE -- WE CAN'T HAVE THE

CHURCH SPEAKING ABOUT THINGS

LIKE THIS.

THERE IS NOTHING IN THE

CONSTITUTION THAT SAYS

ANYTHING ABOUT SEPARATION OF

CHURCH AND STATE.

IT IS NOT IN THE

CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED

STATES.

IT NEVER WAS INTENDED.

IT NEVER WAS WRITTEN IN.

IT NEVER WAS VOTED IN.

BUT AMERICANS THINK THAT

CHURCHES SHOULDN'T SPEAK OUT

ON SOCIAL ISSUES.

AND IF THEY DO,

THEY, QUOTE,"GET IN TROUBLE

WITH LOIS LERNER AND THE

THOUGHT POLICE AND THE

I.R.S.."

WHERE ARE WE?

WE BELIEVE A LIE.

AND NOW THE PEOPLE ARE

BEGINNING TO SEE, WE NEED

MORE RELIGIOUS VIEWS.

WE NEED PEOPLE SPEAKING OUT

ON MORAL AND SOCIAL ISSUES.

WELL, THEY ALWAYS HAVE IN

THE PAST, BUT WHO KNOWS.

JOHN?

John: PAT, THE WHITE

HOUSE IS CRACKING DOWN ON

AMERICAN COMPANIES

RELOCATING THEIR

HEADQUARTERS OUTSIDE THE

HOMELAND TO AVOID PAYING

HIGHER TAXES.

REGULATIONS FROM THE

TREASURY DEPARTMENT ARE

AIMED AT MAKING SO-CALLED

TAX IN VERSIONS LESS

LUCRATIVE.

AN AMERICAN BORNE BUSINESS

MERGES WITH A FOREIGN

COMPANY.

FOR EXAMPLE, BURGER KING

WANTS TO MERGE WITH TIM

HORTONS.

CRITICS SAY IT WOULD BE

BETTER TO REFORM THE U.S.

TAX CODES SO COMPANIES DON'T

HAVE TO TRY TO AVOID HIGHER

RATES.

A NEW TOOL TO DETECT BREAST

CANCER SEEMS TO BE WORKING

BETTER THAN THE TRADITIONAL

MAMMOGRAM.

LORI JOHNSON TELLS US ABOUT

3D MAMMOGRAMS AND WHY

GETTING ONE COULD BE THE WAY

OF THE FUTURE.

Reporter: JENNIFER HEFT

LIVES LIFE TO THE FULLEST,

BUT THE HOT AIR ENTHUSIAST

AND RACE CAR DRIVER COULD

HAVE LOST HER LIFE TO BREAST

CANCER, HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR

THE 3D MAMMOGRAM SHE GOT.

I TRULY BELIEVE THAT THE

3D MAMMOGRAPHY IS WHAT GOT

MY CANCER EARLY AND IS

ALLOWING ME TO PRETTY MUCH

LIVE MY LIFE THE WAY I WANT

TO.

Reporter: 3D MAMMOGRAMS

HAVE ONLY BE USED FOR A FEW

YEARS, COMPARED TO THE

TRADITIONAL 2D MAMMOGRAMS,

THE 3D MAMMOGRAMS ALLOW

RADIOLOGISTS TO GET A BETTER

VIEW OF THE BREAST.

THERE ARE UPPER BORDERS

IN THE BREAST.

THIS IS WHAT A CANCER LOOKS

LIKE HIDDEN ON THE 2D, BUT

VERY WELL SEEN ON THE 3D.

Reporter: THEY STUDIED

HALF A MILLION WOMEN, AND

DETECTED THE 3D DETECTED A

THIRD MORE CANCERS.

THE CANCERS THAT WE WORRY

ABOUT, THE ONES THAT

POTENTIALLY KILL PEOPLE, AND

MORE FREQUENTLY IN WOMEN WHO

HAD THE 3D MAMMOGRAM VERSES

PEOPLE WHO JUST HAD THE 2D

MAMMOGRAM.

Reporter: AND THEY

DISCOVERED THAT 3D

MAMMOGRAMS HAD LESS FALSE

POSITIVES.

RIGHT NOW 40,000 PEOPLE DIE

EACH YEAR TO BREAST CANCER,

BUT THANKS TO THE 3D

MAMMOGRAM, THAT NUMBER MAY

DECLINE.

LIFE IS SHORT.

MY LIFE IS GOING TO BE LONG

AND FULL, AND I'M GOING TO

GO OUT AND DO THE THINGS I

WANT TO.

Reporter: LORI JOHNSON,

CBN NEWS.

John: PAT, THE WONDERS

OF THESE MODERN MEDICAL

TECHNOLOGIES.

Pat: I'M THRILLED AT

THAT ONE.

I THINK SO MANY WOMEN

SUFFER.

MY WIFE HAD BREAST CANCER,

AND IT WAS REVEALED THROUGH

AN OLD-FASHIONED MAMMOGRAM,

NOT 3D.

AND SHE WENT AHEAD AND HAD A

MASTECTOMY AND THEN

RECONSTRUCTION, AND ALL OF

THE REST OF IT, AND THAT WAS

MAYBE 26 YEARS AGO.

AND SHE IS HEALTHY AND

HEARTY, AND I'M JUST

THRILLED.

WHEN I HEAR THESE WOMEN WHO

DIE AN AWFUL DEATH BECAUSE

THEY DELAY THIS PROCEDURE.

LET'S FACE IT, THIS IS A

GOOD THING.

Terry: DELAY IT, OR

SOMETIMES IT IS NOT SEEN

UNTIL IT IS TOO LATE.

Pat: EXACTLY.

THEY DON'T KNOW IT IS

THERE.

AND IT CERTAINLY IS VERY

AGGRESSIVE, AND THE WOMAN

DOESN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO AND

SHE DIES.

WE READ TOO MANY OF THESE

THINGS, AND IT IS A TERRIBLE

CAUSE OF DEATH.

I KNOW WOMEN ARE SCARED

ABOUT IT, BUT WITH A GOOD

PLASTIC SURGEON, THIS THING

CAN BE RESTORED, AND A WOMAN

CAN OBVIOUSLY LIVE A VERY

NORMAL, HEALTHY LIFE.

WELL, WE'VE GOT SOME

INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT

WHAT IS GOING ON WITH

Facebook.

Terry: SOCIAL MEDIA.

COMING UP, 20 BILLION PHOTOS

A DAY ARE SHARED WORLDWIDE

ON INSTAGRAM.

MANY OF THEM BY TEENAGED

GIRLS.

IT IS A LOT OF LIKES.

SHE GETS A LOT OF

ATTENTION.

MAYBE THAT GIVES HER A

TEMPORARY SENSE OF

VALIDATION.

BUT YOU CAN PUT A PHOTO DOWN

AND NOT GET ANY FEEDBACK OR

NEGATIVE FEEDBACK, AND THEN

HER SELF-ESTEEM PLUMMETS.

Terry: HOW SOCIAL MEDIA

AFFECTS YOUNG WOMEN, AFTER

THIS.

Pat: WELL, I MAY BE AN

OLD FUDDY-DUDDY, BUT FOR THE

LIFE OF ME I CAN'T

UNDERSTAND HOW THESE

TEENAGERS WILL PUT STUFF OUT

ON THE INTERNET DESCRIBING

THE MOST INTIMATE DETAILS OF

THEIR LIVES, SHOWING

PICTURES OF THEMSELVES IN

SOME SCANTY DRESS OR NO

DRESS AT ALL.

AND WONDERING ABOUT LIKES

AND DISLIKES, AND THEY LIVE

THEIR LIVES ON THIS.

IT IS CRAZY.

TERRY, YOU HAVE CLOSER TOUCH

WITH TEENAGED GIRLS THAN I

DO, WHAT'S THE STORY?

Terry: I DON'T

UNDERSTAND IT, EITHER.

BUT IT IS THE RAGE RIGHT

NOW.

AND IT IS NOT JUST

TEENAGERS.

SOME OF THE THINGS YOU'RE

TALKING ABOUT ARE, BUT THIS

WILLINGNESS TO HAVE

EVERYBODY KNOW WHERE YOU ARE

AT EVERY MOMENT, WHO YOU'RE

WITH --

Pat: I LIKE PRIVACY.

Terry: AMEN.

Pat: THIS IS MY LIFE,

NOT YOURS.

ALALL RIGHT.

WELL, SOCIAL MEDIA HAS GIVEN

RISE TO SOME OF THE MOST

DAMAGING IMAGES ON LINE.

MOST PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE

THEIR POTENTIAL HARM.

TEENAGED GIRLS ARE

ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE.

THEY'RE CONSTANTLY BOMBARDED

BY IMAGES OF A PERFECT, SEXY

WOMAN.

OUR ANGELA ZADAPEC DESCRIBES

THE DISTURBING EFFECTS ON

YOUNG WOMEN.

Reporter: SOCIAL MEDIA

HAS BECOME THE EASIEST, MOST

WIDELY FORM OF MEDIA,

ESPECIALLY FOR YOUNG

PEOPLE.

THEY CAN'T WAIT TO PUT THEIR

LIKES AND DISLIKES ON LINE.

OUR DIGITAL GENERATION BOM

BOMBARDS TEENAGER GIRLS ON

WHAT THEY SHOULD LIKE AND

WHO THEY SHOULD LIKE.

WITH THE PRESSURE ONLY

RISING, IT CAN LEAD TO

EMOTIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL

DAMAGES.

SOCIAL MEDIA IS VERY

PREVALENT, AS WE KNOW.

IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO

AVOID IT.

IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO BE A

TEEN GIRL OR BOY AND FEEL

NORMAL WITHOUT PARTICIPATING

IN SOME KIND OF SOCIAL

MEDIA.

WHEN IT BECOMES PROBLEMATIC,

ESPECIALLY FOR TEEN GIRLS,

IS WHEN IT IS USED AS AN

OUTLET AND A WAY TO

UNDERSTAND ONE'S SELF.

Reporter: THE

STAGGERING SUCCESS OF

INSTAGRAM SHOWS THE POWER OF

IMAGES.

PEOPLE SHARE SOME 20 BILLION

IMAGES.

MANY SHARE SELF-ESTEEM ON

THEIR NUMBER OF LIKES OR

FOLLOWERS.

IF A WOMAN IS STRUGGLING

WITH HER SENSE OF SELF, OF

FEELING GOOD ENOUGH, MAYBE

SHE TURNS TO SOCIAL MEDIA

MORE THAN THE NORM.

AT TIMES SHE FEELS GOOD AND

IT GIVES HER A TEMPORARY

VALIDATION.

BUT IT IS FICKLE BECAUSE THE

NEXT DAY YOU COULD PUT A

PHOTO DOWN AND YOU CAN GET

NEGATIVE FEEDBACK OR NO

FEEDBACK AND THAT

SELF-ESTEEM PLUMMETS.

Reporter: THEY FORCES

THEM TO FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE

TO LOOK LIKE WHAT THEY SEE

IN MAGAZINES AND

TELEVISION.

THE GIRLS THAT ARE SLIM

AND LOOKING GOOD ARE OFTEN

THE ONES PROMOTED ON SOME OF

THESE SITES.

AND THE REALITY IS MANY

WOMEN DON'T LOOK LIKE THAT.

AND THAT PRESSURE FOR

PERFECTION, WITH YOU BEING

BOMBARDED EVERY DAY WITH

MULTIPLE IMAGES, AND THE

IMAGES ARE ALWAYS PERFECT

LOOKING, PUTS A LOT OF

PRESSURE ON THE WAY YOU FEEL

ABOUT YOUR OWN BODY.

Reporter: MANY TEENAGED

GIRLS AGREE.

IT IS SUCH A TREND OF

WHAT YOU SHOULD LOOK LIKE.

AND WHAT YOU SHOULD LIKE.

I THINK AS TEENAGED GIRLS,

WE TRY TO KIND OF REACH THAT

IMAGE.

LIKE STORES PUTTING OUT

AVER TISSMENTS

ADVERTISEMENTS ALL OF THE

TIME.

AND THEY'RE LIKE, LIKE AT

THESE PEOPLE, THEY LOOK SO

GOOD.

AND YOU'RE, LIKE, I WANT TO

LOOK LIKE THAT.

Reporter: VARIOUS

STUDIES SHOW THIS PROBLEM

OFTEN HITS BEFORE THE TEEN

YEARS.

40% OF ALL 9-YEAR-OLDS AND

10-YEAR-OLDS HAVE ALREADY

BEEN ON A DIET.

70% OF 6-YEAR-OLDS TO

12-YEAR-OLDS WANT TO BE

THINNER.

AND A MAJORITY OF THE GIRLS

SAY MODERN MAGAZINE

INFLUENCES THEIR IDEA OF A

PERFECT BODY.

WHILE LOOKS AND PEER

PRESSURE ARE NOTHING NEW,

SOCIAL MEDIA HAS A NEW

TWIST: CYBERBULLYING.

CYBERBULLYING FOR GIRLS

IS EXTREMELY PREVALENT.

BECAUSE THERE IS A WAY IN

WHICH YOU CAN BE AGGRESSIVE,

YOU CAN BE HARD ON ANOTHER

GIRL, YOU CAN BE MEAN TO

HER, CALL HER NAMES, YOU CAN

SAY SHE IS NOT ATTRACTIVE,

BUT YET YOU'RE NOT REALLY ON

DISPLAY.

WE HAVE A HUGE PROBLEM WITH

CYBERBULLYING AND THESE

AWFUL COMMENTS.

AND THEN THE PRESSURE,

AGAIN, OF GIRLS THINKING

THEY HAVE TO LOOK SEXY ALL

OF THE TIME.

AND THE WHOLE THING OF

SEXTING AND PUTTING UP

PICTURES SO BOYS WILL BE

INTERESTED IN THEM.

Reporter: SOCIAL MEDIA

WILL ONLY CONTINUE TO GROW,

SO PARENTS MUST HELP

CHILDREN NAVIGATE THIS WORLD

OF MIXED MESSAGES.

I WANT MY CHILDREN TO

KNOW, I WANT TO TEACH THEM

WHAT THEY DO MATTERS, WHAT

THEY SAY MATTERS, AND WHAT

THEY POST MATTERS, AND STUFF

LIKE THAT WILL LAST A LONG

TIME.

GIVE THE TEENAGERS SOME

IDEAS OF WHAT WOULD BE

APPROPRIATE TO POST, NOT

THESE SEXUALIZED PICTURES OF

YOUNG GIRLS WHERE THEY'RE

TRYING TO POSE AND LOOK

VOGUE-LIKE.

Reporter: AND EXPERTS

SAY TO URGE YOUR DAUGHTERS

TO FOCUS ON PERSONALITY AND

CHARACTER, NOT OUTWARD

APPEARANCE.

AND REMEMBER, IT IS THE

BEAUTY THAT IS INSIDE THAT

WILL MATTER MOST IN THE LONG

RUN.

ANGELA ZADAPEC, CBN NEWS,

NEW YORK.

Pat: A GOOD PIECE.

I'M PLEASED TO REPORT SOME

MY FORMER DOG HAS LOTS OF

LIKES ON Facebook.

AND HE IS A VERY

WELL-ADJUSTED DOG.

NOT ONE PSYCHIATRIST HAS

BEEN ABLE TO TALK TO THAT

DOG.

MR. BLUE.

Terry: YOU SERVED YOUR

SPOT THERE.

Pat: HE HAS MANY

LIKES.

IF YOU WANT TO PUT A DOG UP,

THAT'S THE WAY TO DO IT.

DON'T PUT YOUR TEENAGED

DAUGHTER ON THE DUMB THING.

PUT YOUR DOG ON CAT ON AND

LET THEM TALK.

TERRY?

Terry: UP NEXT, WE HAVE

YOUR E-MAILS.

LIKE THIS ONE THAT SAYS, "MY

MY SON'S FORMER WIFE LEFT

HIM, SAYING SHE DOESN'T LOVE

HIM ANYMORE.

DO I PRAY FOR A

RECONCILIATION OR FOR MY

SON'S STRENGTH?"

WE'LL PRAY FOR THIS VIEWERúú

AND MOREúp WHEN WE COME BACK.

Terry: WELL, IT'S TIME

TO ANSWER SOME E-MAIL

QUESTIONS, AND WE'RE GOING

TO BRING IT ON, FIRST OF

ALL, WITH ANITA TODAY.

"DO YOU BELIEVE THAT THE

LOCAL CHURCH REQUIRES YOU TO

TITHE AND TO OTHER

MINISTRIES, AND NOT THE

PEOPLE IN THE CHURCH, OR THE

CHURCH ITSELF, FROM THE

OFFERING IT RECEIVES FROM

ITS MEMBERS?"

Pat: WE DON'T LIVE IN A

SYSTEM OF LEGALISM.

IN THE NEW TESTAMENT WE'RE

FREE.

THE RULE IS, IF YOU GIVE, IT

WILL BE GIVEN BACK TO YOU.

I BELIEVE THAT MINISTRIES

ARE WISE TO GIVE TO OTHERS.

WE DO AT CBN.

WE HAVE GIVEN AND GIVEN AND

GIVEN TO MANY MINISTRIES AND

MANY ORGANIZATIONS AND TO

THE POOR AND THE NEEDY AND

ALL OF THE REST.

I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT.

YOU DON'T JUST WANT TO LET

IT ALL COME IN.

THE TROUBLE IS IF THE CHURCH

TAKES EVERYTHING IN AND USES

IT TO BUILD BEAUTIFUL

STAINED-GLASS WINDOWS AND A

NEW ORGAN AND ALL OF THAT

STUFF, IT IS CONSUMING

ITSELF.

WHEREAS IF IT HAS A MISSION

PROGRAM AND IT IS SENDING

OUT -- YOU WANT TO REFRESH

THE WHOLE LIFE OF THE

SPIRITUAL CONGREGATION.

Terry: THIS VIEWER

SAYS, "MY SON'S WIFE OF ONLY

FIVE MONTHS HAS LEFT HIM,

CLAIMING SHE DOESN'T FEEL

LOVE FOR HIM.

HE IS DEVASTATED AND IS

TRYING DESPERATELY TO HOLD

ON TO WHAT APPEARS TO BE A

FRUITLESS BATTLE.

I KNOW GOD IS IN CONTROL AND

HAS THE MASTER PLAN.

I'M NOT SURE HOW OR WHAT I

SHOULD PRAY FOR AT THIS

POINT.

SHOULD I PRAY FOR A

RECONCILIATION OR JUST FOR

MY SON'S STRENGTH?"

Pat: HAVE A LIBERATION

PARTY.

HE HAS BEEN LIBERATED FROM A

VERY BAD MARRIAGE.

HE HAS GOTTEN OUT BEFORE

THERE IS ANY REAL DAMAGE

DONE.

DON'T BE MOURNING WITH HIM.

I MEAN, HE IS FREE OF A BAD

SITUATION.

AND IT HAPPENED FAST.

Terry: FIVE MONTHS.

Pat: SHE IS OBVIOUSLY

NOT A GIRL FOR HIM.

SHE'S NOT A KEEPER, IF I

COULD USE THAT TERM.

HAVE A PARTY.

CELEBRATE IT.

THAT'S WHAT I WOULD DO.

HEY, JOHNNY, YOU ARE FREE!

WE'RE SO HAPPY FOR YOU,

LET'S HAVE A PARTY.

Terry: WELL, THAT COULD

HAVE LASTED A LONGER TIME.

Pat: IT COULD HAVE

GOTTEN CHILDREN AND ALL OF A

SUDDEN YOU'VE GOT PROBLEMS.

AS IT IS, SHE IS GONE, AND

SHE CAN'T MAKE ANY CLAIM ON

ANYTHING.

IT'S ALMOST TO THE POINT

WHERE THEY COULD PROBABLY

GET SOME KIND OF AN

ANNULMENT BECAUSE IT IS LIKE

THAT MARRIAGE NEVER

HAPPENED.

Terry: THIS IS KATHRYN

WHO SAYS, "WHAT'S THE

DIFFERENCE IN ISIS AND WHAT

THE PRESIDENT CALLS ISIL?"

Pat: ISLAMIC STATE IN

SYRIA, AND THE ISLAMIC STATE

IN THE L LAVANT.

Terry: EXPLAIN THE

LAVANT.

Pat: THE LAVANT IS THE

STRIP THAT GOES TO

EUPHRATES.

FROM IRAQ ALL THE WAY TO THE

EUPHRATES.

IT IS ALL THE LAVANT.

Terry: THIS IS A VIEWER

INTO SAYS, "I HAD AN

ADULTEROUS AFFAIR WITH THE

MAN I LATER MARRIED.

HE WAS THE ONLY MAN I

LOVED.

I BECAME A BORN-AGAIN

CHRISTIAN AND ASKED GOD TO

FORGIVE ME.

WE WERE MARRIED FOR 25 YEARS

BEFORE HE PASSED AWAY.

I WILL ALWAYS LOVE HIM.

HOW CAN I ASK GOD TO FORGIVE

ME KNOWING I STILL LOVE

HIM?"

Pat: WHY WOULD GOD NOT

FORGIVE YOU.

LOOK, ALL MATTER OF SINS

SHALL BE FORGIVEN FOR THE

SONS OF MAN, EXCEPT SIN

AGAINST THE SPIRIT.

YOU'VE ASKED FOR FORGIVENESS

AND YOU HAVE BEEN SET FREE.

YOU WERE IN LOVE SOMEBODY

BESIDES YOUR HUSBAND --

Terry: NO, IT IS HER

HUSBAND.

IT WAS AN ADULTEROUS

AFFAIR -- I SEE WHAT YOU'RE

SAYING.

Pat: SO YOU ENTERED

INTO OTHER RELATIONSHIP, AND

THAT RELATIONSHIP

ESSENTIALLY CAME INTO

MARRIAGE, SO IT MEANT THAT

YOU WERE DIVORCED FROM THE

OTHER MAN, OR THE OTHER MAN

DIVORCED YOU.

BUT SOMEHOW THAT MARRIAGE

WAS BROKEN AND THE NEW

MARRIAGE WAS FORMED.

OF COURSE GOD WILL FORGIVE

YOU.

AND RECEIVE HIS

FORGIVENESS.

THE MAN -- IT WAS 25 YEARS

FOR THE SECOND HUSBAND, AND

HE IS DEAD NOW, SO DON'T

CARRY THAT GUILT TO THE

GRAVE WITH YOU.

TAKE YOUR FORGIVENESS FROM

THE LORD.

Terry: ANOTHER VIEWER

SAID, "WHAT DID JESUS MEAN

WHEN HE TOLD PETER, WHATEVER

SO FAR YOU BIND ON EARTH

SHALL BE FOUN BOUND ON

EARTH, AND WHATEVER YOU BIND

IN HEAVEN WILL BE BOUND IN

HEAVEN?"

Pat: THEY HAD RULES.

AND HE HAS GIVEN TO THE

CHURCH THE PRIVILEGE OF

SETTING UP RULES AND

REGULATIONS FOR PEOPLE TO

LIVE ON.

AND HE HAS ALSO SET UP RULES

AND REGULATIONS THAT THEY

HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF TAKING

AWAY.

THAT'S WHY I THINK IT IS SO

VERY IMPORTANT WE HAVE A

MAJOR CHURCH COUNCIL TO

DECIDE ON THIS WHOLE MATTER

OF MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE AND

REMARRIAGE.

IT IS SO SCREWED UP.

AND PEOPLE ARE IN SUCH

BONDAGE, AND YOU HAVE SO

MANY -- WE GET SO MANY

LETTERS OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE

GOTTEN INTO THESE

SITUATIONS, AND THEY CAN'T

STAND THE MAN THEY'RE

MARRIED TO, OR THE WOMAN,

AND THEY GO AND HAVE AN

AFFAIR AND THEY GET

REMARRIED.

WE NEED TO MAKE A DEFINITIVE

STATEMENT, AND THE CHURCH

HAS NEVER DONE IT.

BUT THAT'S WHY JESUS GAVE US

THAT POWER.

HE SAYS, YOU CAN BIND THESE

RULES AND YOU CAN STAY IN

THAT MARRIAGE FOREVER, AND

WE CANAVE THOSE BINDINGS,

OR YOU CAN LOSE THEM.

HEAVEN WILL VALIDATE YOUR

DECISION.

OR YOU CAN LOSE IT, AND

HEAVEN WILL SAY, OKAY, YOU

LOSE IT.

IT'S RULES AND REGULATIONS.

OKAY.

Terry: THAT'S ALL OF

THE TIME WE HAVE FOR

QUESTIONS.

MRS. KIM WORKS HARD TO TAKE

CARE OF HER GRANDCHILDREN,

AND UNTIL RECENTLY, THAT

MEANT WALKING TWO MILES

EVERY DAY JUST TO FIND

DRINKING WATER.

Reporter: EVERY TIME

MRS. KIM GIVES HER

GRANDCHILDREN A DRINK OF

WATER, EVEN AFTER SHE BOILS

IT, SHE WORRIES THEY WILL

GET SICK.

THEIR ONLY SUPPLY OF

DRINKING WATER COMES FROM

THIS MUDDY POND.

MY GRANDCHILDREN OFTEN

SUFFER WITH PAIN BECAUSE OF

THE WATER, BUT WE HAVE TO

MAKE DO WITH IT.

I HAVE NOWHERE ELSE TO GET

IT.

Reporter: MRS. KIM

TAKES CARE OF HER

GRANDCHILDREN SINCE HER

PARENTS WORK LONG HOURS IN A

GARMENT FACTORY HA FAR FROM

HOME.

EVERY DAY SHE WALKS TWO

MILES TO COLLECT THE WATER.

ONE TIME SHE FELL AND

SPRAINED HER ANKLE.

IT WAS VERY PAINFUL.

WHEN I TRIED TO STAND UP, IT

HURT SO MUCH THAT I CRIED.

I CALLED FOR HELP, BUT NO

ONE CAME.

Reporter: MRS. KIM

SLOWLY MADE HER WAY HOME,

LEAVING THE WATER BUCKET

BEHIND.

IT WAS A WEEK BEFORE SHE WAS

ABLE TO GO BACK AND GET

MORE.

LOT LONG AFTER THAT, CBN DUG

A WELL RIGHT IN MRS. KIM'S

VILLAGE, VERY NEAR HER

HOME.

NOW SHE AND HER FAMILY HAVE

SAFE, CLEAN WATER FOR

DRINKING AND BATHING.

I NEVER EXPECTED THAT OUR

VILLAGE WOULD HAVE ITS OWN

WELL.

MY FAMILY WILL NOT GET SICK

ANYMORE.

AND THERE WILL BE NO MORE

ACCIDENTS WHEN WE GET

WATER.

I AM VERY HAPPY.

THANK YOU, CBN.

Terry: YOU KNOW, PAT

AND I WERE JUST TALKING

ABOUT WHAT AN INCREDIBLE

PRIVILEGE IT IS TO BE BORN

INTO THE UNITED STATES.

WE DID NOTHING TO DESERVE

IT, BUT WE HAVE SUCH

FREEDOMS HERE.

EVEN THINGS LIKE CLEAN

DRINKING WATER, AVAILABLE AT

THE TRYST OF A KNOB, AND

OTHERS AROUND THE WORLD ARE

NOT AS BLESSED AS WE ARE.

WE NEED TO HAVE GRATITUDE IN

OUR HEARTS, BUT WE ALSO NEED

TO SEE AND HEAR ABOUT THE

NEEDS OF OTHER PEOPLE.

MRS. KIM LIVES FAR, FAR AWAY

FROM YOU AND I, BUT WE CAN

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN HER

LIFE.

AND WE HAVE, AS YOU JUST

SAW, IN HER ENTIRE VILLAGE.

YOU NEED TO BECOME PART OF

"700 CLUB," BECAUSE THOSE

ARE THE PEOPLE MAKING THIS

DIFFERENCE.

IT IS A COMMITMENT OF 65

CENTS A DAY, $20 A MONTH,

AND YOU'LL BE JOINING

THOUSANDS OF US WHO ARE OUT

TO TOUCH THE WORLD WITH THE

LOVE OF CHRIST.

HOW DO YOU DO THAT?

THERE IS THE NUMBER ON YOUR

SCREEN, 1-800-759-0700.

GO TO YOUR PHONE AND CALL

AND SAY, I WANT TO JOIN "THE

700 CLUB."

WHEN YOU DO IT WILL YOU DO

IT USING SOMETHING WE CALL

PLEDGE EXPRESS.

IT IS ELECTRONIC GIVING.

YOUR BANK DOES ALL OF THE

WORK.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO REMEMBER

TO MAIL ANYTHING.

IT IS ALL DONE FOR YOU.

BUT IT DOES SAVE US SOME

PROCESSING COST SO WE CAN

PUT MORE OF YOUR GIFT

DIRECTLY INTO THE NEEDS OF

PEOPLE LIKE MRS. KIM.

OUR WAY OF SAYING THANK YOU

FOR USING PLEDGE EXPRESS,

WE'RE OFFERING THIS, THIS IS

PAT'S PSALMS OF

ENCOURAGEMENT.

DEE FROM SMITHFIELD, NORTH

CAROLINA SAYS, "I'M SO

APPRECIATIVE TO RECEIVE THE

PSALMS OF ENCOURAGEMENT

C.D.

I CAN LISTEN TO IT ALL DAY

LONG.

I CAN TAKE IN THE WORDS OF

THESE PSALMS, KNOWING I HAVE

THE WORD OF THE LORD WITH ME

ALWAYS.

THEY'RE A GREAT COMFORT.

THANK YOU."

AND THERE IS BEAUTIFUL MUSIC

BEHIND THIS.

Pat: OUR PRODUCER GOT

ALL OF THAT TOGETHER, AND I

APPRECIATE THEM.

Terry: A BEAUTIFUL

JOB.

Pat: IT IS SO EASY.

WHEN YOU'VE GOT A WRITER

LIKE DAVID.

IF I HAD TO WRITE THE

PSALMS, IT WOULD BE

DIFFERENT.

ALL I HAD TO DO IS READ WHAT

HE SAYS, AND IT IS ANOINTED

BY THE HOLY SPIRIT.

STILL AHEAD, AN EX-CON

RECALLS HIS CHILDHOOD HOME.

THINGS THAT SHOULDN'T

HAVE BEEN TAKING PLACE WERE

TAKING PLACE IN OUR HOME.

THE MINUTE I WOULD GET

ALONE, I WOULD START TO FEEL

BLACK INSIDE, VOIDED INSIDE,

AGAIN.

Pat: FIND OUT WHAT

HAPPENED BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

AFTER THIS.

AND WELCOME BACK TO "THE

700 CLUB."

FORMER I.R.S. OFFICIAL LO

LEROFFICIAL LOIS LEARNER

HAS BROKEN HER SILENCE.

SHE TELLS POLÍTICO SHE

DIDN'T DO ANYTHING WRONG

SAYING, QUOTE,"I'M PROUD OF

MY CAREER AND THE JOB I DID

FOR THIS COUNTRY."

THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW

AND JUSTICE SAYS LERNER'S

REFUSAL TO ACCEPT

RESPONSIBILITY SHOWS

ARROGANCE AND AN ATTEMPT TO

REWRITE HISTORY.

THEY SAY INSTEAD OF TALKING

TO REPORTERS, SHE SHOULD BE

TALKING WITH CONGRESSIONAL

INVESTIGATORS.

AND THEY CRITICIZE HER

SAYING SHE HAS BEEN

STONEWALLING THE

INVESTIGATION.

ALANA CAGAN HAS PERFORMED A

SAME-SEX WEDDING.

SHE IS THE SECOND CURRENT

JUSTICE TO CARRY OUT A GAY

MARRIAGE.

THE SUPREME COURT COULD

DECIDE IN ITS UP COMING TERM

IF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE WILL BE

LEGAL ACROSS AMERICA.

AND YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

GOING TO OUR WEBSITE AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

PAT AND TERRY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700 CLUB"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Pat: YOU KNOW, ABOUT --

WHAT IS IT, HALF OF ALL OF

THE CHILDREN IN AMERICA WILL

BE MOLESTED BY SOMEBODY BY

THE TIME THEY REACH THE AGE

OF 18.

UNBELIEVABLE.

OLDER BROTHER, UNCLE, A

PARENT.

IT'S TERRIBLE.

WELL, LOUIS GOODWIN'S CHANCE

OF A GOOD LIFE WAS ALMOST

OVER BEFORE IT BEGAN.

HE GREW UP IN A HOME OF

SEXUAL ABUSE.

BY HIS TEENS, HE WAS GOING

NOWHERE FAST.

BEFORE LONG, HE ENDED UP

BEHIND BARS, WHERE HE FOUND

A LOVE HE NEVER NE NEVER

KNEW EXISTED.

Reporter: HUNDREDS OF

CONVICTS ARE CONFINED BEHIND

THESE WALLS IN LOUISIANA.

LOUIS GOODWIN USED TO BE ONE

OF THEM.

BUT HE WASN'T ONLY A

PRISONER OF THE STATE.

HE WAS ALSO HELD CAPTIVE BY

THE PAIN FROM HIS PAST.

THERE WAS ABUSE IN OUR

HOUSE.

AND THINGS THAT SHOULDN'T

HAVE TAKING PLACE WAS TAKING

PLACE IN OUR HOME.

Reporter: HE WAS A

LITTLE BOY WHEN HE WATCHED

HIS MOTHER WALK OUT OF HIS

LIFE.

HE JUST WANTED TO FEEL LOVED

AND ACCEPTED, ESPECIALLY BY

HIS FATHER, BUT HE DIDN'T

GET THAT, EITHER.

INSTEAD, HE SAYS HE WAS

SEXUAL ABUSED AT THE HANDS

OF A TRUSTED RELATIVE.

IT WAS ALWAYS DONE IN A

PLAYFUL, LIGHT-HEARTED

ATMOSPHERE.

WRESTLING WOULD LEAD TO

SOMETHING.

PLAYING AROUND WOULD LEAD TO

SOMETHING.

Reporter: HE SAYS THE

DYSFUNCTION AT HOME LEFT HIM

EMPTY DURING HIS TEEN

YEARS.

I FELT UNLOVED.

I FELT OUT OF PLACE.

I FELT MISUNDERSTOOD.

AND AS I CONTINUED TO GROW

OLDER, I FELT MORE DISTANT.

Reporter: BY HIGH

SCHOOL, HE WAS SMOKING AND

SELLING MARIJUANA.

THEN AFTER A STINT IN THE

MILITARY, HE MOVED FROM

STATE TO STATE, WORKING ODD

JOBS AND SELLING DRUGS.

HE ENDED UP IN NEW ORLEANS.

I WAS CHANGING FROM

CRYSTAL METH TO COKE NOW,

AND I'M DEALING IT IN THE

FRENCH QUARTER, WITH BANDS,

BARTENDERS, WAITRESSES.

ALL I WANTED TO DO WAS

BELONG AND BE HAPPY.

AND UNLESS I WAS ON DRUGS,

DRINKING, I DIDN'T HAVE THAT

PART OF HAPPINESS.

IN ORDER TO BE HAPPY, I HAD

TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PEOPLE

AROUND ME WERE HAPPY.

SO THEY NEED TOD NEEDED TO

HAVE POT AND DRINKING.

THE MINUTE I WOULD GET

ALONE, I WOULD START TO FEEL

BLACK INSIDE, VOIDED INSIDE,

AGAIN.

I HATED TO BE ALONE.

I COULDN'T BE ALONE UNLESS I

WAS LOADED.

Reporter: THEN HE

MARRIED AND HAD THREE

CHILDREN.

BUT HIS ADDICTION TO CRACK

TORE HIS FAMILY APART.

AFTER WE SPLIT, PROBABLY

FOR THREE, FOUR, FIVE YEARS,

ALL I DID WAS MY LIFE

REVOLVED AROUND COCAINE,

DRINKING, AND PARTYING.

AND THE MORE YOU USE THE

MORE YOU HAVE TO BUY.

AND FOR ME, NOT HAVING

MONEY, YOU WOULD START TO

SELL IT.

Reporter: LOUIS WAS

BUSTED NUMEROUS TIMES.

WHEN HE REFUSED TO TURN IN

ONE OF HIS DRUG PARTNERS, HE

WAS SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS.

IT WASN'T LONG BEFORE HE

FOUND HIMSELF VISITING THE

ONLY PLACE IN PRISON THAT

COULD SAVE HIM FROM THE

HEAT, THE JAILHOUSE CHAPEL.

SHE HAD TOLD ME HOW THE

PAST WEEK HAD BEEN A

SPIRITUAL BATTLE FOR HER.

SHE WANTED TO DESPERATELY TO

THROW ME OUT OF THIS CLASS

BECAUSE I REFUSED TO LEAVE.

THE MORE SHE WOULD TELL HER

HUSBAND AND PRAY OVER ME,

THE LORD KEPT TELLING HER TO

LOVE ME.

SHE SAID HE KEPT FILLING HER

WITH LOVE, THAT SHE COULDN'T

UNDERSTAND, AND SHE WAS NOT

ABLE TO TURN HER BACK ON

THIS.

WHEN HE STARTED TELLING ME

THIS, SOMETHING INSIDE ME

BROKE.

AND IT WAS ONLY BECAUSE THE

GOD SHE LOVED TOLD HER TO

LOVE ME.

Reporter: THE TEACHER

PRAYED WITH LOUIS.

AND HE FELT LIKE A WEIGHT

HAD BEEN LIFTED.

AND I HAVE GAVE GOD

EVERYTHING.

I SAID, THIS IS THE LIFE I

HAVE LEFT.

YOU HAVE SHOWN ME THE LOVE

YOU HAVE FOR ME.

FATHER GOD, I WANT

EVERYTHING YOU HAVE.

FORGIVE ME.

JESUS CHRIST FORGIVE ME.

LEAD ME.

GUIDE ME.

TEACH ME.

AND GOD DID.

Reporter: LOCKED IN

PRISON, LOUIS FOUND FREEDOM

AND FORGIVENESS.

IT WAS A WAY I NEEDED,

KNOWING THAT GOD HAD FORGAVE

ME FOR EVERYTHING I HAD DONE

AND LOVED ME IN SPITE OF IT,

THEN AT THAT TIME I HAD TO

FORGIVE EVERYONE ELSE.

Reporter: LOUIS WAS

RELEASED ON PAROLE AFTER

JUST SEVEN YEARS.

AND HE IS TELLING EVERYONE

ABOUT JESUS.

THE GREATEST FEELING I

EVER GOT FROM A HIGH

COULDN'T TOUCH IT.

NO MATTER WHAT KIND OF

LIQUOR I WAS DRINKING

COULDN'T TOUCH IT.

NO PRETTY WOMAN COULDN'T

TOUCH IT.

NO PARTY, NO AMOUNT OF

MONEY, NO AMOUNT OF

EXCITEMENT, NOTHING IN THIS

WORLD THAT I HAD EVER

EXPERIENCED COULD CHANGE OR

COULD TOUCH THE LEVEL OF GOD

IN MY HEART.

AND HIS ABILITY AND HIS

DESIRE TO JUST LOVE LOUIS.

NOTHING.

NOTHING TOUCHES IT.

Pat: OH, WHAT LOVE.

WHAT LOVE THE FATHER HAS

SHOWN US THAT WE MIGHT BE

CALLED HIS CHILDREN OF GOD.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'VE BEEN

MOLESTED -- YOU MAY HAVE

BEEN.

YOU MAY HAVE BEEN BEATEN UP

BADLY.

YOU MAY HAVE HAD SOMEBODY

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOU AT

WORK.

YOU MAY HAVE BEEN BULLIED AS

A KID WHEN YOU WERE IN

SCHOOL.

YOU MAY HAVE HAD LIES TOLD

ABOUT YOU.

YOU MAY HAVE BEEN FALSELY

ACCUSED AND IMPRISONED.

THERE ARE SO MANY HORRIBLE

THINGS THAT HAPPEN TO US.

BUT GOD KNOWS ABOUT IT.

REMEMBER THE STORY OF

JOSEPH.

HE WAS HIS FATHER'S

FAVORITE, AND HIS BROTHERS

WERE JEALOUS.

SO THEY TOOK HIM AND SOLD

HIM INTO SLAVERY.

AND IN THAT AWFUL SITUATION,

HE NEVER LOST FAITH.

HE ALWAYS HAD FAITH IN GOD.

AND HE ALWAYS MAINTAINED HIS

INTEGRITY.

HE DIDN'T FALL INTO SIN.

HE DIDN'T SAY, OKAY, GOD,

YOU ABANDONED ME SO I'M

GOING TO GO OUT AND LIVE IT

UP.

NEVER, NEVER, NEVER.

HE RESISTED AN OPPORTUNITY

TO REALLY HAVE COMFORT WITH

THE WIFE OF HIS MASTER.

HE REFUSED IT.

SHE SAID, COME LIE WITH ME,

COME GET IN BED WITH ME.

MY HUSBAND IS AWAY AND I

WANT TO HAVE SEX.

THIS YOUNG MAN SAID, NO

WAY.

I'M SORRY, I WON'T BE UNTRUE

TO MY MASTER.

BUT THE MASTER DIDN'T

BELIEVE HIM.

HE BELIEVED THE WIFE.

SO HE WOUND UP IN PRISON.

ONCE AGAIN, HE COULD HAVE

SAID, GOD, GOD, YOU'VE LET

ME DOWN SO I'M GOING TO GO

AND TURN AWAY FROM YOU.

BUT IN THE PRISON, THERE WAS

A SERVANT OF THE KING OF

PHARAOH, AND THROUGH THAT

PERSON -- OF THOSE PEOPLE,

ACTUALLY, THERE WAS A

STEWARD AND A CUP BEARER --

THROUGH THOSE PEOPLE, THIS

LOWLY SLAVE, THIS LOWLY

HEBREW, HAD THE MESSAGE THAT

TRANSFORMED A KINGDOM.

AND HE BECAME SECOND ONLY TO

THE RULING HEAD OF THAT

COUNTRY, SECOND ONLY TO

PHARAOH.

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED.

AND THEN BECAUSE OF THAT, HE

WAS ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF HIS

FAMILY.

LISTEN, WHAT MAY HAVE BEEN

DONE TO YOU CAN'T TOUCH WHAT

WAS DONE TO JOSEPH.

BUT HE NEVER GAVE UP FAITH.

NOW, DON'T YOU GIVE UP

FAITH.

GOD LOVES YOU AND HE IS

GOING TO CARRY YOU THROUGH

WHATEVER THE PROBLEM IS.

HE IS GOING TO TAKE YOU

THROUGH IT.

HE KNOWS YOUR PROBLEM, AND

HE HAS GOT A FUTURE AHEAD OF

YOU.

IF YOU JUST LOOK FOR THE

FUTURE AND HOLD ON, GOD HAS

GOT A FUTURE OUT THERE THAT

IS GOING TO BLESS YOU.

I WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU NOW.

FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO HAVE

BEEN MOLESTED, FOR THOSE WHO

SUFFER, THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN

MALIGNED, ABUSED,

MISTREATED, I PRAY FOR

THEM.

AND I ASK FOR A REVELATION

OF YOUR SPIRIT.

A REVELATION, LORD, OF THE

FUTURE THAT IS OUT AHEAD OF

THEM AND THE BLESSING THAT

YOU HAVE IN STORE.

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

HEY, IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME,

I WANT TO YOU CALL UP AND

TELL US.

SOMEBODY IS HERE TO PRAY

WITH YOU.

IF YOU WANT FURTHER PRAYER,

WE'LL BE GLAD TO PRAY.

BUT GO TO YOUR PHONE AND

CALL IN.

THIS COULD BE THE BEST YEAR.

THE BEGINNING, IF I COULD

USE THAT TERM, OF THE REST

OF YOUR LIFE.

IT COULD BE THE BEST DAY YOU

EVER HAD.

LOOK UP AND PRAISE THE LORD

AND LOOK AT WHAT HE'S GOT

FOR YOU.

THINK OF JOSEPH, FROM BEING

A SLAVE TO RUNNING A COUNTRY

BECAUSE HE WAS TRUE TO GOD

ALMIGHTY.

TERRY, WHAT'S NEXT?

Terry: WELL, UP NEXT,

HE IS A BEST-SELLING AUTHOR,

A POLITICAL COMMENTATOR, AND

RUSH LIMBAUGH'S LITTLE

BROTHER.

DAVID LIMBAUGH JOINS US WHEN

WE COME BACK.

Terry: DAVID LIMBAUGH

WAS RAISED IN A CHURCH-GOING

FAMILY, STILL, HE HAD NEVER

REALLY STUDIED THE BIBLE.

AND BY THE TIME HE GOT TO

COLLEGE, HE HAD SERIOUS

DOUBTS ABOUT HIS FAITH.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: DAVID

LIMBAUGH IS A LAWYER,

POLITICAL COMMENTATOR AND

COLUMNIST, AND HE IS THE

BROTHER OF RUSH LIMBAUGH.

FOR YEARS DAVID WASN'T

CONVINCED THAT JESUS WAS THE

SON OF GOD.

THEN A FRIEND CHALLENGED HIM

TO EXAMINE THE FACTS.

THAT STARTED A JOURNEY

THROUGH THE BIBLE WHICH LED

DAVID TO THE TRUTH HE

COULDN'T IGNORE.

IN HIS BOOK "JESUS ON

TRIAL," DAVID USES HIS LEGAL

BACKGROUND TO PRESENT

POWERFUL ARGUMENTS THAT

SKEPTICS WILL FIND HARD TO

DISPUTE.

Terry: WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB," DAVID

LIMBAUGH.

IT'S GREAT TO BE HERE.

THANK YOU.

Terry: LET'S GO TO THE

EARLY PART OF YOUR LIFE WHEN

YOU STARTED TO DOUBT THE

THINGS YOU GREW UP HEARING

IN CHURCH.

WHAT MADE YOU SO SKEPTICAL?

I'M NOT SURE THE LESSONS

EVER TOOK HOLD WITH ME, SO I

DON'T BLAME THE CHURCH OR MY

PARENTS.

THEY RAISED US RIGHT AND IT

WAS A GREAT CHURCH.

BUT I HAD PROBLEMS WITH EVIL

AND SUFFERING.

WHY WOULD GOD ALLOW THE KIND

OF SUFFERING WE ALL

EXPERIENCE IN THE WORLD.

A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE THOSE

DUTIES.

DOUBTS.

I THOUGHT IT WAS A GENIUS

COMING UP WITH THEM

CREATIVELY.

BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE

THOSE DOUBTS.

AND THE FACT THAT GOD'S

SALVATION SCHEME IS THAT YOU

HAVE TO BELIEVE IN JESUS

CHRIST.

WE CAN'T HELP WHAT WE

BELIEVE.

THAT WAS MY SUPERFICIAL,

LIMITED UNDERSTANDING, BUT

THAT WAS MY PROBLEM.

Terry: YOU STRUGGLED

WITH THE CONCEPT OF JESUS AS

THE SON OF GOD --

YES.

Terry: WHY?

BECAUSE I DIDN'T

UNDERSTAND.

JUST LIKE I DIDN'T

UNDERSTAND THAT IT MEANT

PLACING YOUR TRUST IN CHRIST

FOR THE REMISSION OF YOUR

SINS.

I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THAT

JESUS WAS FULLY HUMAN AND

FULLY DIVINE.

UNDERSTANDING IS HUMANITY.

WHEN HE SAID, FATHER, WHY

HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME ON THE

CROSS,CROSS, AND I THOUGHT,

IF HE WAS GOD, WHY WOULDN'T

HE TAKE HIMSELF OFF THE

CROSS.

BUT WHEN I REALIZED HE WAS

HUMAN, IT OPENED UP THINGS

FOR ME AND I VIEWED IT

COMPLETELY DIFFERENTLY.

Terry: WHAT WAS IT,

DAVID, THAT MADE YOU WANT OR

DECIDE TO STUDY THE BIBLE?

WE TALK ABOUT SEEKERS.

I WAS ALWAYS A BELIEVER IN

GOD, BUT I DIDN'T

NECESSARILY BELIEVE IN THE

TRIUNE GOD OF THE BIBLE.

I THINK THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS

PURSUING ME, TO BE HONEST.

I MET A GUY, A FRIEND OF A

FRIEND, WHEN I WAS A YOUNG

LAWYER, NOW THE

LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR OF

MISSOURI, AND HE FRIEND,

STEVE KINDER, WAS HOME FROM

LAW SCHOOL.

AND WE TALKING ABOUT STEVE'S

WORDS, AND I WAS

POOH-POOHING IT.

HE BROUGHT ME BACK A

REFERENCE BIBLE AND SHOWED

ME HOW DIFFERENT SEGMENTS OF

THE OLD TESTAMENT WERE TIED

TO THE NEW.

I WAS, FRANKLY, BLOWN AWAY.

I HADN'T PAID ATTENTION.

FROM THAT POINT ON I WAS

MARVELLIING AT THE

SCRIPTURE.

AND LATER, WHEN I WAS

EXPOSED TO BIBLICAL

PROPHECY, THAT CEMENTED THE

DEAL.

Terry: BIBLICAL

PROPHECY IS AN AMAZING

THING, WHEN YOU HAVE AN

OPPORTUNITY TO SEE IT ALL

LAID OUT BEFORE YOU.

HOW DO YOU DENY THE SUPER

NATURAL DETAILS.

WHEN I SAW MICAH 5: 2, ABOUT

THE VERY TOWN JESUS WOULD BE

BORN INTO, AND THEN HE WOULD

BE PUNISHED WITH THE TRAN

SGRESSORS, AND HE WOULDN'T

LIFT A FINGER TO DEFEND

HIMSELF -- I COULD NOT DENY

I WAS HOLDING IN MY HAND THE

WORD OF GOD.

IT TOOK ON A COMPLETELY

DIFFERENT MEANING AND IT WAS

LIFE-CHANGING.

Terry: I WANT TO TALK

ABOUT YOUR BOOK.

WHY THIS BOOK AT THIS TIME?

I WAS EATING DINNER WITH

A FEW GRADE SCHOOL AND HIGH

SCHOOL FRIENDS, BOTH OF WHOM

ARE NON-BELIEVERS.

AND ONE OF THEM WAS IM

IMPISHLY CHALLENGING ME.

I BELIEVE THE LAW IS WRITTEN

IN OUR HEART.

WE ALL HAVE A GOD-SHAPED

VOICE.

ATHEISTS, DEEP UNDERNEATH

THE PRIDE, THEY KNOW ROMANS

1: 19-20.

HE WAS SAYING I DON'T

BELIEVE ANY RATIONAL PERSON

COULD BE A CHRISTIAN.

I STUDIED THEOLOGY AND AL

APOLOGETICS FOR THE PAST 20

YEARS.

IT IS NOT SOMETHING I JUST

DISCOVERED.

BUT I SAID, I DIDN'T DO A

VERY GOOD JOB IN EQUIPPING

MYSELF.

I WAS RESPECTFUL, BUT I

DIDN'T REALLY HIT HOME.

SO I FILED THAT FOR FUTURE

REFERENCE.

WITHIN THREE DAYS, MY

PUBLISHER INVITED ME TO

WRITE A BOOK ON THIS VERY

SUBJECT.

I THOUGHT, THIS COULD BE

PROVIDENTIAL PROMPTING.

I THOUGHT THE FACT THAT I'M

NOT A THEOLOGIST IS WHY I

SHOULD DO THIS.

BECAUSE I MAY BE ABLE TO

REACH SKEPTICS LIKE I

WOULD.

AND I HAVE A BIT OF A

SECULAR MR. CHAIRMAN, AND

PLATFORM AND I COULD REACH

PEOPLE.

Terry: WHAT DO YOU WANT

PEOPLE TO COME AWAY WITH?

IF YOU'RE A SKEPTIC, AND

YOU DON'T LISTEN TO WHAT

PEOPLE HAVE TOLD YOU ABOUT

THE BIBLE, IT IS THE MOST

AUTHENTIC BOOK, IF YOU

COMPARE IT BY ANY TEST OF

ANCIENT HISTORY, COMPARING

ANCIENT BOOKS, IT IS THE

MOST RELIABLE.

IT IS THE WORD OF GOD.

BUT LET THE BIBLE SPEAK FOR

ITSELF.

IT CLAIMS TO HAVE THE POWER

OF CONVERSION.

I BET YOU HAVE NEVER GIVEN

IT A CHANCE.

IF YOU DON'T LISTEN TO WHAT

OTHER PEOPLE SAY, OPEN IT UP

FOR YOURSELF.

STUDY THEOLOGY.

IT IS THE MOST FASCINATING

FIELD OF STUDY YOU'LL EVER

I EMBARK ON.

I BELIEVE IF PEOPLE OPEN UP

THEIR HEARTS AND MINDS TO

IT, PUT DOWN THEIR PRIDE,

PUT DOWN THEIR SIN, IT WILL

INTRIGUE THEM TO THE POINT

OF ULTIMATE CONVERSION.

Terry: COME TO IT WITH

AN OPEN MIND.

DAVID'S BOOK IS CALLED

"JESUS ON TRIAL," AVAILABLE

WHEREVER BOOKS ARE SOLD.

THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

HAVING ME.

Pat: VERY INTERESTING.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH TODAY'S

POWER MINUTE FROM PSALM 121:

"THE LORD WILL KEEP YOU FROM

ALL HARM.

HE WILL WATCH OVER YOUR

LIFE.

THE LORD WILL WATCH OVER

YOUR COMING AND GOIN

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