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The 700 Club - July 28, 2015

A young Jewish man has a vision that leads to a life-long obsession to revive Hebrew as a spoken language. Plus, Anthony heads down a dark path when he accidentally drives into a church parking lot and has a heavenly encounter. Read Transcript


THAT VOICE RINGS IN MY

EARS.

Wendy: THE DREAM...

AND I WAS TRANSPORTED

TO THE PASSAGE OF THE

JORDAN.

Wendy: ...THAT BECAME

A LANGUAGE.

LET US REVIVE THE

HEBREW.

Wendy: AND THE

SO-CALLED HERITIC.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

YOU'RE RUINING EVERYTHING.

Wendy: THAT UNITED

THE PEOPLE.

IT WAS NECESSARY, AS

BETHINBREATHING IS NECESSARY, TO

SURVIVE.

Wendy: "THE HOPE"

CONTINUES ON TODAY'S "THE

700 CLUB."

GOD COMMISSIONED HIM.

*

Pat: WELL, WELCOME,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, TO

THIS EDITION OF "THE 700

CLUB."

$530 MILLION A YEAR, WHEN

WE'RE RUNNING DEFICITS,

SHOULD WE CHARGE OUR

CHILDREN WITH PAYING FOR

PLANNED PARENTHOOD, THE

NATION'S LARGEST ABORTION

PROVIDER?

WELL, A GROWING NUMBER OF

REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS

SAY NO WAY, NO HOW.

AND NOW PROTESTS ARE

SPREADING ACROSS THE

COUNTRY AGAINST THAT

ORGANIZATION, PLANNED

PARENTHOOD.

Terry: AND NOT ONLY

ARE PRO-LIFERS HOLDING

PROTESTS, BUT TOP

BUSINESSES ARE DISTANCING

THEMSELVES FROM THE GROUP

AS WELL.

Reporter: FROM

PROTESTS IN THE STREETS TO

THE HALLS OF CONGRESS,

CRIES TO DEFUND PLANNED

PARENTHOOD ARE GROWING.

THERE IS NO REASON FOR

PLANNED PARENTHOOD TO GET

ANY FEDERAL MONEY.

BASICALLY, THE THINGS

THEY'RE DOING ARE

UNACCEPTABLE TO A VAST

MAJORITY OF PEOPLE,

PRO-LIFE OR PRO-CHOICE.

Reporter: THIS COMES

AFTER A CITIZEN JOURNALIST

GROUP RELEASED TWO

UNDERCOVER VIDEOS OF TOP

PLANNED PARENTHOOD

OFFICIALS HAGGLING OVER

THE BODY PARTS OF ABORTED

BABIES.

THE FOLKS BEHIND THIS

ARE PART OF THE MOST

MILITANT WING OF

ANTIABORTION CLINICS,

WHICH INVOLVES THE MURDER

OF DOCTORS IN THEIR HOMES

AND IN THEIR CHURCHES.

THAT'S WHAT NEEDS TO BE

INVESTIGATED.

Reporter: CARLY

FIORINA SAYS THAT'S NO

DEFENSE, AND SHE SAYS IT

IS FAR FROM THE ACTUAL

ISSUE.

THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO

WITH WHETHER YOUR

PRO-CHOICE OR PRO-LIFE.

THIS HAS TO DO WITH THE

MORAL FOUNDATION OF OUR

NATION.

IF A WOMAN WAS SITTING

OUTSIDE OF A PLANNED

PARENTHOOD CLINIC, IN HER

OB/GYN'S OFFICE, LOOKING

AT THIS ULTRASOUND AT

PRECISELY THE SAME POINT

IIN HER PREGNANCY, THE

DOCTOR WOULD BE SAYING TO

HER, LOOK AT YOUR BABY,

LOOK AT ITS HEARTBEAT.

Reporter: IT APPEARS

PLANNED PARENTHOOD MAY

ALSO BE MISREPRESENTING

SPONSORSHIP.

ACCORDING TO A FOX NEWS

REPORT, SOME OF THE

BIGGEST COMPANIES THEY@@

HAVE LISTED AS CORPORATE

SPONSORS DENY ANY

ASSOCIATION WITH THE

PLANNED PARENTHOOD.

AMONG THOSE COMPANIES,

COCA-COLA, FORD, AND

XEROX.

PROTESTS ARE PLANNED IN

MORE THAN 50 CITIES TODAY.

PRO-LIFERS MARCHING UNDER

THE BANNER "WOMEN

BETRAYED," URGING STATES

TO INVESTIGATE, PROSECUTE,

AND DEFUND PLANNED

PARENTHOOD.

IT COMES AS THE CENTER FOR

MEDICAL PROGRESS RELEASED

A THIRD VIDEO TODAY CALLED

"PLANNED PARENTHOOD'S

BLACK MARKET IN BABY

PARTS."

CAITLIN BURKE, CBN NEWS.

Pat: THEY'VE FINALLY

BE CALL, AND IT LOOKS LIKE

THE OUTRAGE FOR WHAT

THEY'RE DOING HAS RISEN TO

CRESHENDO LEVEL.

A FEW YEARS AGO, WHEN WE

HAD THE BUDGET CRISIS, THE

GOVERNMENT DIDN'T HAVE

ENOUGH MONEY TO OPERATE,

AND THERE WERE

RESTRICTIONS PLACED ON THE

BUDGET, AND PRESIDENT

OBAMA SAID IF PLANNED

PARENTHOOD'S SUBSIDY FROM

THE GOVERNMENT IS TAKEN

OUT, I WILL VETO THE LAW

THAT DOES IT.

AND THAT SHOWS HOW STRONG

HE IS TO KEEP PLANNED

PARENTHOOD GOING.

DON'T PEOPLE REALIZE THAT

THE CULTURE OF DEATH IS

DESTROYING AMERICA?

> WELL, IN OTHER NEWS,

SADLY, THE BOY SCOUTS HAVE

MADE A MAJOR CHANGE IN

THEIR POLICY ON

LEADERSHIP.

AND MANY CHURCH LEADERS

DON'T LIKE IT.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT

STORY.

John: PAT, THAT'S

RIGHT.

THE BOY SCOUTS WILL NOW

ALLOW GAY ADULTS TO SERVE

AS SCOUT LEADERS AFTER THE

ORGANIZATION'S NATIONAL

BOARD VOTED TO DROP THE

BAN.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE

ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCED THE

CHANGE ON MONDAY.

FOR FAR TOO LONG THIS

ISSUE AS DIVIDED US.

NOW IT IS TIME TO UNIT AND

USE THE EXTRAORDINARY

POWER OF SCOUTING TO BE BE

A FORCE FOR GOOD.

John: GATES SAID THE

POLICY WAS NOT SUSTAINABLE

AND WOULD LEAD TO LAWSUIT.

HOWEVER, CHURCH-SPONSORED

CHAPTERS ARE EXEMPT FROM

THE POLICY CHANGE ON GAY

ADULT LEADERS.

MANY ARE THREATENING TO

LEAVE THE SCOUTS.

> SOME TOP REPUBLICANS

IN CONGRESS ARE CALLING ON

PRESIDENT OBAMA TO FIRE

THE HEAD OF THE I.R.S.,

JOHN COSKENIN, AND IF HE

DOESN'T, THEY'RE

THREATENING TO REMOVE HIM.

TWO OTHER SUBCOMMITTEE

CHAIRMANS HAVE WRITTEN A

PIECE IN THE WALL STREET,

INCLUDING DESTROYING

EVIDENCE AND FAILING TO

PRODUCE 22,000 E-MAILS TO

AND FROM LOIS LERNER, THE

HEAD OF THE INVESTIGATION.

CRITICS SAY HER DEPARTMENT

UNFAIRLY DENIED AND

DELAYED APPLICATIONS FROM

TEA PARTY AND OTHER

CONSERVATIVE GROUPS.

THE LAWMAKERS ALSO ACCUSE

COSKENIN OF MAKING

CATEGORICALLY FALSE

STATEMENTS TO CONGRESS.

Pat: IT IS ONE OF THE

MOST SHOCKING THINGS.

WITH THE I.R.S., YOU HAVE

TO OPEN YOUR BOOKS, YOUR

RECORDS, YOUR PRIVATE

LIFE, EVERYTHING YOU CAN

THINK OF TO THEM.

THEY HAVE INCREDIBLE

SUBPOENA POWERS, AND THEY

HAVE POWERS TO DESTROY

BUSINESS IF THEY COME

AFTER THEM.

THAT GROUP SHOULD BE

BEYOND REPROACH.

AND WE'VE GOT LOIS LERNER,

WHO ONCE HEADED UP THE

FEDERAL COMMISSION,

DEALING WITH ELECTIONS --

FEDERAL ELECTIONS

COMMISSION -- AND IN THAT

ROLE, SHE WAS AN AVID

ANTI-CHRISTIAN BIGOT.

AND THEN SHE HAS COME INTO

THIS JOB AND SHE HAS

STONEWALLED AND TOLD THE

CONGRESS TO TAKE A HIKE.

SHE HAS REFUSED TO ANSWER

THEIR QUESTIONS.

SHE HAS STONEWALLED AND

ACTED AS IF CONGRESS

DOESN'T EXIST.

IT IS TIME FOR CONGRESS TO

EXERT ITS POWER AND DEAL

WITH THIS THING.

THE I.R.S. IS IMPORTANT TO

OUR SOCIETY, AND IT MUST

NOT BE CORRUPTED BY PEOPLE

LIKE THIS LOIS LERNER.

JOHN?

John: PAT, IT IS ONE

OF THE MOST FAMOUS SONGS,

NOT ONLY HERE IN AMERICA,

BUT AROUND THE WORLD.

AND NOW THE STORY BEHIND

"AMAZING GRACE," AND THE

MAN WHO WROTE IT, HAS COME

TO BROADWAY.

ANGELA ZATOPEK BRINGS US

THAT STORY.

Reporter: IT IS A

SONG THAT HAS BEEN HEARD

IN CHURCHES, SCHOOLS, AND,

YES, EVEN PRESIDENTIAL

SPEECHES.

President Obama:

AMAZING GRACE.

Reporter: NOW IT IS

HITTING A DIFFERENT KIND

OF STAGE, RIGHT HERE IN

NEW YORK CITY.

"AMAZING GRACE" IS ON

BROADWAY.

LIGHTING UP THE STAGE WITH

TONY AWARD-WINNING ACTORS,

"AMAZING GRACE" TELLS THE

STORY BEHIND THE FAMOUS

HYMN AND ITS AUTHOR.

IT'S THE STORY OF JOHN

NEWTON, WHO WAS A HORRIFIC

SLAVE TRADER.

WH ONE DAY HE WANDERED

INTO A LIBRARY AND PULLED

THE BOOK OFF THE SHELF

THAT SAID, JOHN NEWTON.

I HAD NO IDEA WHO HE WAS.

I SAT AND READ THIS BOOK

COLD.

AND THIS AMAZING STORY

OPENED UP.

Reporter: NEWTON, THE

SLAVE TRADER, BECOME A

SLAVE HIMSELF WHEN HIS

CREW BETRAYED HIM IN WEST

BANK.

WEST

AFRICA.

HE ENDURED THE SAME TYPE

OF ABUSE HE ONCE HANDED

OUT.

*

Reporter: RESCUED

YEARS LATER, NEWTON

CONVERTED TO CHRISTIANITY

AND EVENTUALLY BECAME A

PROMINENT VOICE IN THE

ABOLITIONIST MOVEMENT.

I THOUGHT, THE WORLD

NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT JOHN

NEWTON.

I WAS EMBARRASSED.

I DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING

ABOUT HIM WHEN I STARTED

THIS PROJECT.

AND NOW, OF COURSE, I FEEL

LIKE THE WORLD NEEDS TO

KNOW JOHN NEWTON.

Reporter: DESPITE HIS

GRAPHIC DEPICTION OF THE

TRADE SLAVE, THE PRODUCER

SAYS IT IS FOR ALL

AUDIENCES.

NOBODY BELIEVED THERE

WAS ANY AUDIENCE FOR THIS.

THE DESIRE TO BE LOVED IN

SPITE OF YOUR FAULTS IS

NOT A RELIGIOUS IMPULSE OR

SECULAR IMPULSE; IT IS A

HUMAN IMPULSE.

IMMENSELY RELEVANT

STORY FOR OUR TIME RIGHT

NOW, AND HOPEFULLY ABOUT

SECOND CHANCES AND ABOUT

MAKING CHANGE, AND ABOUT

STARTING WITH YOURSELF TO

MAKE A BIGGER CHANGE.

Reporter: PRODUCERS

GUARANTEE THAT AUDIENCES

WILL LEAVE INSPIRED BY ITS

MUSICAL SCORES.

* I ONCE WAS LOST, AND NOW

I'M FOUND *

Reporter: THE SONG IS

UNIQUE IN SO MANY WAYS.

IT HAS CROSSED GENDER AND

GENERATIONAL BOUNDERARIES

FOR AGES.

IT SEEMS TO GIVE PEOPLE A

SENSE OF HOPE, WHICH IS

SOMETHING OUR COUNTRY

DESPERATELY NEEDS RIGHT

NOW.

I'M ANGELA ZATOPEK, CBN

NEWS, NEW YORK CITY.

John: THANKS, ANGELA.

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN

DECADES, AMERICANS HAVE

EATING LESS THAN THEY HAVE

BEEN HISTORICALLY.

AMERICANS HAVE BEEN TAKING

IN FEWER CALORIES SINCE

THEY PEAKED IN 2003.

THAT DECLINE IS SEEN IN

MOST MAJOR DEMOGRAPHIC

GROUPS, INCLUDING HIGHER

AND LOWER INCOME FAMILIES

AND BLACKS AND WHITES.

ONE OF THE BIGGEST

CHANGES: PEOPLE ARE

DRINKING 25% LESS FULL

CALORIE SODAS.

THE CALORIE DROPOFF

APPEARS TO REALIZE THAT

EATING TOO MUCH AND

DRINKING TOO MUCH IS BAD

FOR THEIR HEALTH.

PAT, I THINK THAT MAY ALSO

HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH

WATCHING YOU HERE ON "THE

700 CLUB."

Pat: THEY'RE GETTING

THEIR DIETARY INFORMATION,

YOU'RE EXACTLY RIGHT.

THE PROBLEM IS THEY'RE

CUTTING OUT ON CALORIES,

BUT THEY'RE NOT YET

SWITCHING TO THE BEST

FOODS.

IT'S FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

AND NUTS AND BERRIES.

I THINK THAT IS THE BIG

THING.

BUT THEY ARE CUTTING DOWN

DRAMATICALLY ON SUGAR AND

SOFT DRINKS, WHICH ARE THE

BIGGEST OFFENDER WE HAVE

IN OUR SOCIETY.

SO, HEY, MAYBE WE'LL START

GETTING THINNER.

MAYBE WE'LL CHANGE.

YOU RECKON?

Terry: MAYBE.

Pat: WE CAN ALWAYS

HOPE.

Terry: TAKE A STROLL

THROUGH ISRAEL, AND YOU'LL

FIND NO SHORTAGE OF PEOPLE

SPEAKING HEBREW.

BUT THERE WAS A TIME NOT

TOO LONG AGO WHEN SPEAKING

IT IN PUBLIC GOT YOU

LABELLED A HERITIC.

THE LANGUAGE WAS

ABSOLUTELY PART OF THE

REBIRTH.

IF IN 1948 YOU WOULD HAVE

HAD JEWS LIVING IN ISRAEL

SPEAKING 70 TO 80

LANGUAGES, IT WOULD HAVE

NEVER WORKED.

Terry: HEAR HOW ONE

MAN REVIVED THE HEBREW

LANGUAGE THANKS TO A

DREAM, AFTER THIS.

Terry: WE ARE ABOUT

TO LOOK AT THE LIFE OF A

PERSON WHO REALLY MADE A

DIFFERENCE.

YOU KNOW, WE SAY THE POWER

OF ONE TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE IS

IMMEASURABLE --

Pat: I HAD THE

PRIVILEGE -- HIS NAME IS

ELLIOT BEN UHUDA.

I HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF

INTERVIEWININTERVIEWING HIS SON, AND

HE WAS AN OLD MAN WHEN I

TALKED TO HIM.

HE CONFIRMED THE FACT THAT

HIS FATHER HAD HEARD A

VOICE AND HE SAW A LIFE.

IT IS A VERY MOVING STORY

OF THE BEGINNING OF THE

JEWISH NATION.

IAND GOD GAVE THEM A PURE

LANGUAGE.

Terry: IF YOU'RE NOT

FAMILIAR WITH THE HISTORY

OF ISRAEL, YOU MIGHT NOT

REALIZE THAT ALTHOUGH

HEBREW IS SPOKEN THERE

TODAY, IT ALMOST WASN'T

THE CASE.

IN THE EARLIER 20th

CENTURY, RELIGIOUS JEWS

THOUGHT IT WAS BLASPHEMY

TO USE THEIR HOLY LANGUAGE

FOR EVERYDAY CONVERSATION.

AND THEY PREFERRED TO

SPEAK THE LANGUAGES OF

THEIR NATIVE COUNTRIES.

EVEN THEODORE HERZL

ENVISIONED HIS JEWISH

STATE AS GERMAN GERM MANAN AS THE

OFFICIAL LIFE.

BUT IT WAS A CALLING HE

SAYS THAT BEGAN WITH A

VISION FROM GOD.

Gordon: ONE NIGHT IN

1875, A JEWISH MAN HAD A

VISION.

SUDDENLY, AS IF

LIGHTNING STRUCK, AN

INCANDESCENT LIGHT

RADIATED BEFORE MY EYES,

AND I WAS TRANSPORTED TO

THE PASSAGE OFE OF THE JORDAN,

WHERE THE CHILDREN OF

ISRAEL PASSED INTO THE

PROMISED LAND, AND A GREAT

VOICE RANG IN MY YEARS:

THE RETURN OF THE PEOPLE

TO THE LANGUAGE AND THE

LAND.

AND HE SAID, EVER SINCE

THAT TIME, THAT VOICE

RINGS IN MY EARS.

THAT, TO MY MIND, MEANS

THAT GOD COMMISSIONED HIM

TO CALL ON HIS FELLOW JEWS

TO RETURN TO THE PROMISED

LAND.

Gordon: YEHUDA WAS

BORN IN BELARUS IN 1858.

HIS FASCINATION WITH THE

HEBREW LANGUAGE STARTED

EARLY, AND HE BEGAN

STUDYING THE BIBLE AT THE

AGE OF THREE.

HIS PARENTS WANTED HIM TO

BECOME A RABBI.

SO THEY SENT HIM TO

USHEAVEA.

SHE WAS DEFINITELY A

GOD-FEARING MAN, A

BELIEVING MAN, BUT HE WAS

NOT A SYNAGOGUE JEW.

Gordon: AFTER HIGH

SCHOOL, BEN YEHUDA BROKE

THE NEWS TO HIS MOTHER, HE

WANTED TO BE A DOCTOR, NOT

A RABBI.

SO HE STUDIED MEDICINE,

JEWISH HISTORY, AND

PHILOSOPHY.

HE ALSO DISCOVERED A

MOVEMENT THAT WOULD LATER

BE KNOWN AS ZIONISM.

THERE WAS NO ZIONISM AT

THE TIME.

HERZL WAS STILL 20 YEARS

AWAY FROM WRITING HIS

FAMOUS JEWISH STATE.

BUT EL EZIR WAS THERE AND

HE WAS ADVOCATING FOR A

JEWISH STATE.

LET'S GO BACK THERE.

LET'S REESTABLISH

OURSELVES IN THAT LAND.

LET US REVIVE THE HEBREW,

WHICH IS THE LANGUAGE IN

WHICH GOD SPOKE TO US.

THEN WE WILL RESUME OUR

PROPER PLACE IN THE SCHEME

OF THINGS.

Gordon: BEN YEHUDA'S

PLANS TO BE A DOCTOR ENDED

WHEN HE DEVELOPED

TUBERCULOSIS.

BEN YEHUDA WENT TO A

CLINIC.

AND THERE THE DOCTORS

EXAMINED HIM AND TOLD HIM

THAT HE IS DOOMED.

HE WILL NOT LIVE TO

CELEBRATE HIS NEXT

BIRTHDAY.

HE SAID, YOU BETTER MAKE

YOUR PEACE WITH THE WORLD

BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT GOING

TO LIVE LONG.

Gordon: AS HE FACED

THE IDEA OF DEATH, HE

REMEMBERED HIS VISION

SEVERAL YEARS EARLIER, OF

GOD CALLING HIM TO THE

PROMISED LAND.

THAT IS WHEN HE

DECIDED, WHEN HE, YOU

KNOW, APPARENTLY SAW THE

WRITING ON THE WALL, AND

HE SAID, YOU KNOW, GOD

DOESN'T WANT ME TO BE IN

PARIS.

GOD WANTS ME TO BE WHAT HE

SHOWED ME.

Gordon: BEFORE HE

LEFT, HE BROKE THE FLUS TO

HIS FIANCEE, DEVORA, WHO

WAS STILL BACK IN RUSSIA.

BUT INSTEAD OF WRITING TO

HER DIRECTLY, HE WROTE TO

HER FALTER.

>FATHER.

HE SAID, "DEAR SIR, I

AM WRITING TO YOU BECAUSE

I WANT YOU TO BREAK THE

NEWS TO YOUR DAUGHTER THAT

I HAVE A MORTAL DISEASE

AND I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO

MARRY HER."

Gordon: DEVORA

REFUSED TO BE VITAED AND JOLTED AND

SHE FOLLOWED HIM.

IN 1881, PALESTINE DIDN'T

LOOK LIKE THEIR IDEA OF

THE PROMISED LAND.

JERUSALEM AND ALL OF

THE LAND OF ISRAEL WAS

DESERTED.

IT WAS DESERTED BY PEOPLE.

IT WAS DESERTED BY NATURE.

AND WHEN EL EZI CAM EZIR CAME

BACK, HE SAID, WE HAVE TO

BRING GOD BACK TO THE

LAND.

Gordon: THE LAND WAS

DESERTED AND THE PEOPLE

WERE DIVIDED.

UNTIL HE STARTED

TALKING HEBREW IN

JERUSALEM, THE PEOPLE WHO

CAME FROM POLAND ONLY

SPOKE POLISH.

AND THE PEOPLE WHO CAME

FROM ROMANIA ONLY SPOKE

WITH OTHER PEOPLE WHO CAME

TO ROMANIA.

Gordon: TO HELP UNIFY

THE PEOPLE, BEN YEHUDA

STARTED PUBLISHING A

NEWSPAPER IN HEBREW ONLY.

BEN YEHUDA COINED THE NEW

WORDS HIMSELF, USING ROOTS

OF ANCIENT LANGUAGES LIKE

HEBREW AND ARABIC.

"ET" FOR TIME, BECOME

"E TONE" FOR NEWSPAPER.

A DICTIONARY IS A

DIRECTIOCOLLECTION OF WORDS, AND A

WORD IN HEBREW IS "MILA"

AND SO THE DICTIONARY

BECAME "MILON."

HE WOULD WRITE AND SAY

THERE IS A FUG HUGE FIRE IN

JERUSALEM.

ONLY PEOPLE DIDN'T KNOW

THE WORD FOR "FIRE," SO IN

THE BACK OF THE NEWSPAPER

HE PUT A LITTLE BIS LIST OF

WORDS.

AND HE TOLD PEOPLE, I WILL

ONLY LIST IT ONCE.

SO IF YOU DON'T REMEMBER

IT, PLEASE CUT THIS LIST

AND KEEP IT.

Gordon: SOON HIS

READERS STARTED SENDING A

REQUEST FOR A FULL

DICTIONARY.

SO HE STARTED COMPILING

ONE.

IN MANY CASES, HE TURNED

TO THE BIBLE FOR

INSPIRATION AND CREATING

NEW WORDS.

ONE EXAMPLE IS THE WORD

FOR "PISTOL."

HE TRIED TO FIND ROOTS

IN ALL WORDS.

THERE IS A WORK IN EZEKIEL

THAT SPEAKS ABOUT CERTAIN

STONES, AND THE TEXT CALLS

THEM "ANE IGDOF."

AND WE ALSO KNOW OF A

YOUNG LAD WHO COULD DO

WONDERING BY USING HIS

SLING WITH A COUPLE OF

GOOD STONES.

HE SAID, H'MMM, THOSE

STONES PUT THE HOLE IN THE

HEAD OF GOLIATH.

TODAY YOU CAN USE THIS

PISTOL AND YOU CAN PUT A

NICE HOLE IN SOMEBODY'S

HEAD, WHICH WILL KIND OF

SLOW HIM DOWN, JUST LIKE

HE DID WITH GOLIATH.

HE DECIDED TO CALL THAT

THING "AGDOF" AND THAT'S

THE WORD TODAY.

Gordon: BEN YEHUDA

ALSO CREATED A COMMITTEE,

TO HELP HIM WITH

SPECIALIZED WORDS.

WHAT HE DID WAS INVITED

PEOPLE WHO COULD TELL HIM

WHAT WORDS ARE NECESSARY.

FOR EXAMPLE, HE HAD A

DOCTOR, AND THE DOCTOR

SAID TO HIM, WE NEED A

WORD FOR SYRINGE.

WE NEED A WORD FOR PUTTING

A BAND AROUND A WOUND.

Gordon: FOR HIS

FAMILY AND FRIENDS, BEN

YEHUDA HAD A STRICT RULE:

HEBREW ONLY.

THIS POSED A CHALLENGE FOR

HIS WIFE, WHO KNEW

RUSSIAN, FRENCH, AND

GERMAN, BUT VERY LITTLE

HEBREW.

HE SAID TO HIS WIFE, IF

NOBODY WANTS TO TALK

HEBREW WITH YOU, THEN

YOU'RE GOING TO BE WITHOUT

FRIENDS.

I'M REALLY SORRY.

Gordon: THAT ALSO

APPLIED TO HIS SON, WHOM

HE NAMED BENZION, OR SON

OF ZION.

EVEN AS A BABY, HE WAS

KEPT AT HOME SO HE

WOULDN'T BE EXPOSED TO

OTHER LANGUAGES.

HE WAS ALMOST THREE

YEARS OLD AND DIDN'T SAY A

WORD.

AND EVERYBODY IN TOWN WAS

WHISPERING BEHIND THEIR

BACKS THAT THE REASON WAS

THAT THEY WERE ONLY

TALKING HEBREW TO HIM.

THEY SAID, YOU SEE, HE IS

GOING TO GO UP TO BE AN

IDIOT.

THE MOTHER WAS MUCH MORE

AFFECTED BY THE RUMORS

THAN THE HUSBAND.

SO ONE DAY WHEN SHE WAS

ALONE AT HOME, SHE WAS

SITTING, HOLDING THE BABY,

AND HE WAS CRYING.

AND SHE WAS TRYING TO

CONSOLE HIM AND GET HIM TO

QUIET DOWN.

AND FINALLY SHE STARTED

SINGING HIM A LULLABY THAT

HER MOTHER SANG TO HER

WHEN SHE WAS A BABY.

AND IT WAS A RUSSIAN

LULLABY.

Gordon: AT THAT

MOMENT, BEN YEHUDA WALKED

IN.

AND, OF COURSE, HE

RAISED THE ROOF -- OR AT

LEAST THE CEILING.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

YOU'RE RUINING EVERYTHING?

HERE I I'V I'VE WORKED SO HARD

AND DONE ALL OF THIS.

AND HE WAS JUST HOLLERING

AT HER.

AND SUDDENLY THE CHILD

OPENED UP HIS MOUTH AND

SAID: ENOUGH ALREADY

FATHER.

"DIE" WHICH MEANS STOP IN

HEBREW, ENOUGH.

HE SPOKE.

Gordon: SEVERAL YEARS

LATER, TRAGEDY STRUCK THE

BEN YEHUDA FAMILY.

DEVORA CONTRACTED

TUBERCULOSIS, AND TWO

YEARS LATER SHE DIED.

HE FELT A TREMENDOUS

SENSE OF GUILT.

AND WITHIN 90 DAYS OF HER

DEATH, THREE OUT OF THE

FIVE CHILDREN DIED, ALSO.

NOT OF TUBERCULOSIS, BUT

OF A FLU EPIDEMIC.

Gordon: BEFORE SHE

DIED, DEVORA HAD WRITTEN A

LETTER TO HER YOUNGER

SISTER, HEMDA, WHO STILL

LIVED IN RUSSIA.

SHE SAID, I'M GOING TO

BE GONE VERY SOON.

AND IT'S GOING TO BE YOUR

TURN.

AND THEN SHE PUT IN

ANOTHER LINE, AND SHE

SAID, IF YOU WANT TO BE A

PRINCESS, COME TO

JERUSALEM AND MARRY MY EL

EZIR.

Gordon: HEMDA

FOLLOWED HER SISTER'S

ADVICE AND WROTE TO EL

EZIR.

HE REFUSED TO MARRY HER,

FEARING HE WOULD GIVE HER

THE DISEASE AS WELL.

BUT HEMDA, LIKE HER

SISTER, WOULDN'T TAKE NO

FOR AN ANSWER.

SO SHE KIND OF FORCED

HIS HAND AND HE MARRIED

HER.

AND HE LIVED WITH HER FOR

30 YEARS.

AND SHE HAD SIX CHILDREN

WITH HIM.

THREE OF WHOM DIED.

AND SHE RAISED HER

SISTER'S CHILDREN.

AND SHE WAS MY MOTHER.

HE LOVED THIS FIRST WIFE,

AND HE ALSO ADORED AND

LOVED HIS SECOND WIFE, BUT

HIS SECOND WIFE WAS NOT A

ROMANCE TYPE OF A THING.

HIS SECOND WIFE WAS HIS

HELP MATE.

IF HE WOULD HAVE CONTINUED

THE WAY HE WAS WITH HIS

FIRST WIFE, HE WOULD HAVE

NEVER FINISHED THE WORK.

AND PROBABLY THE WHOLE

THING WOULD HAVE FAILED.

GOD HAD PREPARED THIS

WOMAN FOR HIM.

WHEN HEMDA CAME AND SAW

HIS JOURNALS, SHE SAID,

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHERE THE

WORDS ARE?

HOW ARE YOU GOING TO

ALPHABETIZE THE WORDS.

AND HE SAID, WHAT DO YOU

THINK IN YOUR GREAT

WISDOM?

AND SHE SAID INDEX CARDS.

YOU PUT EACH WORD ON AN

INDEX CARDS.

AND NOW YOU'RE READY TO DO

A DICTIONARY.

Gordon: AS HE BODY OF

WORK GREW, BEN YEHUDA WAS

OFTEN TARGETED BY

JERUSALEM'S ORTHODOX JEWS

WHO LABELLED HIM A

HERITIC.

THEY CONSIDERED HEBREW TO

BE A HOLY LANGUAGE, AND

OBJECTED TO USING IT FOR

WHAT THEY CALLED IDLE

CHATTER.

HE WASN'T VERY POPULAR

WITH THE NEW ZIONIST

MOVEMENT, EITHER.

THEIR LEADER, THEODORE

HERZL, WAS FROM VIENNA,

AND HE ENVISIONED A NEW

JEWISH STATE WITH GERMAN

AS THE NATIONAL LANGUAGE.

WHEN HERZL TOURED

PALESTINE IN 1898, HE TOOK

JUST FIVE MINUTES TO MEET

WITH BEN YEHUDA, AND THAT

EVENING HE MENTIONED THE

ENCOUNTER IN HIS DIARY.

I MET THE YOUNG FANATIC

WHO TRIED TO CONVINCE ME

THAT WHAT OUR MOVEMENT

NEEDS IS TO ADOPT HEBREW

AS OUR NATIONAL LANGUAGE.

IT IS, OF COURSE,

RIDICULOUS.

Reporter: BUT BEN

YEHUDA NEVER STRAYED FROM

HIS MISSION.

HE SPENT THE NEXT TWO

DECADES WORKING FEVERISHLY

TO FINISH HIS DICTIONARY.

SOMETIMES 17 HOURS A DAY.

THE MAJORITY OF JEWS IN

JERUSALEM WERE NOW

SPEAKING HEBREW.

IN 1921, IT BECAME ONE OF

THE THREE OFFICIAL

LANGUAGES OF BRITISH-RULED

PALESTINE, ALONG WITH

ENGLISH AND ARABIC.

BY THEN BEN YEHUDA'S WORK

HAD TAKEN A FATAL TOLL ON

HIS FRAGILE HEALTH.

YEHUDA DIED IN THE

MONTH OF DECEMBER, IN THE

SECOND NIGHT OF HANUKKAH.

MY GRANDMOTHER HAD A

SALON.

SHE WAS ALWAYS

ENTERTAINING FRIENDS, AND

BEN YEHUDA PARTICIPATED

WITH THEM.

AND THEN HE EXCUSED

HIMSELF AND HE WENT BACK

TO HIS STUDY AND HE WAS

WORKING FOR A WHILE.

AND THEN HE LAID DOWN AND

HE JUST COULDN'T WAKE UP.

WHEN THE PEOPLE LEFT,

HEMDA CAME INTO HIS ROOM

AND SHE SAW HIM LYING

THERE, AND SHE STARTED TO

TALK TO HIM AND HE DIDN'T

ANSWER.

HE JUST RETURNED HIS SOUL

TO GOD, A MERE 40 YEARS

AFTER HE HAD BEEN TOLD HE

HAD NO FUTURE.

Gordon: 30,000 PEOPLE

FOLLOWED HIS FUNERAL

PROCESSION FROM THE OLD

CITY OF JERUSALEM TO THE

MOUNT OF OLIVES, WHERE HE

WAS BURIED.

AND TODAY ONE OF THE

CITY'S MOST POPULAR

STREETS BEARS HIS NAME, A

TRIBUTE TO THE MAN WHO

GAVE THE JEWISH PEOPLE

BACK THEIR LANGUAGE.

AS ONE MAN PUT IT, BEFORE

BEN YEHUDA, JEWS COULD

SPEAK HEBREW.

AFTER HIM, THEY DID.

IMAGINE IF THERE HAD

NOT BEEN A BEN YEHUDA, AND

IN IF 1948 YOU WOULD HAVE

HAD JEWS LIVING IN ISRAEL

SPEAKING 70 TO 80

LANGUAGES, IT WOULD HAVE

NEVER WORKED.

THE LANGUAGE WAS

ABSOLUTELY PART OF THE

REBIRTH.

IT WAS NECESSARY, AS

BREATHING IS NECESSARY, TO

SURVIVE.

AND BEN YEHUDA IS THE MAN

THAT GOD APPOINTED TO MAKE

THAT POSSIBLE.

Terry: EL EZIR BEN

YEHUDA, ONE OF THE

INSPIRING MEN AND WOMEN

FEATURED IN THE DOCUDRAMA

"THE HOPE."

YOU CAN HAVE IT FOR A GIFT

OF $10.

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OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

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AND YOU CAN JOIN THE

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HOPE" ON OUR Facebook

PAGE.

Pat: YOU NEED TO

POINT OUT ABOUT BENIE HUD

DA.

BEN

YEHUDA.

AND HE WORKED STANDING UP.

HE HARDLY RESTED.

AND THAT DICTIONARY WAS

VOLUMINOUS.

Terry: UNBELIEVABLE.

THE EFFORT OF PARSING

WORDS FROM THREE OTHER

MAJOR LANGUAGES --

Pat: UNBELIEVABLE.

I TALKED TO HIS SON,

E HUDE HUD, AND I SAID, DID HE

SEHEAR A VOICE.

AND HE SAID HE HEARD A

VOICE.

THIS IS HOW GOD DOES

THINGS, HE USES SOMEBODY

TO FULFILL HIS PROMISES.

Terry: AND DON'T YOU

THINK IT WOULD TAKE

SOMETHING AS UNUSUAL AND

IMPACTFUL OF SEEING A

LIGHT TO ENDURE THE

CRITICISM.

Pat: IT WAS

UNBELIEVABLE.

HE NEVER STOPPED.

HE WAS LIKE A MAN

OBSESSED.

HOUR AFTER HOUR, DAY AFTER

DAY AFTER DAY, NO REST,

UNTIL HE GOT THE WORK DONE

BECAUSE GOD GAVE HIM A

CALLING.

Terry: YOU WANT TO

GET AHOLD YOUR COPY OF

"THE HOPE."

SO CALL FOR IT RIGHT NOW.

WITH A GIFT OF $10, YOU

CAN CHOOSE IF YOU WANT THE

BLU-RAY OR THE D.V.D.

> COMING UP, A DRUG

DEALER TAKES A WRONG TURN

INTO A CHURCH PARKING LOT.

WHY I EVEN WENT DOWN

THE ROAD, I HAVE NO IDEA.

THAT'S WHERE I HEARD A

VOICE AND MY WHOLE LIFE

CHANGED RIGHT THERE.

Terry: FIND OUT WHAT

HE HEARD AND HOW IT

CHANGED HIS LIFE, WHEN WE

COME BACK.

Pat: WELL, YOU'RE

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB."

WE'RE DELIGHTED TO HAVE

YOU WITH US AS WE MOVE

FORWARD INTO SOME VERY

EXCITING THINGS.

ANTHONY ROBINETTE WAS AS

HARD-CORE AS THEY COME.

AT THE AGE OF 15, ANTHONY

WAS LIVING ON THE STREETS.

AND HE SPENT THE NEXT 15

YEARS AS A DRUG-DEALING

ADDICT.

AND THEN ONE DAY, ON HIS

WAY TO PICK UP COCAINE

COCAINE,ANTHONY TOOK A

WRONG TURN.

AND NOTHING FOR HIM WAS

EVER THE SAME.

IT WAS ACTUALLY A WRONG

TURN.

WHY I EVEN WENT DOUNT THE DOWN THE

ROAD, I HAVE NO IDEA.

Reporter: A DRUG

DEALER, ANTHONY HAD NO

INTENTIONS OF PULLING INTO

A CHURCH PARKING LOT.

THAT'S WHEN I HEARD A

VOICE, AND MY WHOLE LIFE

CHANGED RIGHT THERE.

Reporter: ANTHONY WAS

RAISED BY HIS MOTHER AND

STEPDAD, BUT DIDN'T KNOW

HIS BIOLOGICAL FATHER.

HE GREWP GOING TO CHURCH

WITH HIS STEPFAMILY BUT

FELT LIKE AN OUTSIDER.

I ALWAYS NOTICED THERE

WAS SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

I JUST SORT OF FELT NOBODY

REALLY CARED.

I JUST DIDN'T FEEL THAT

LOVE.

Reporter: SO ANTHONY

BEGAN LOOKING TO FIT IN

ELSEWHERE.

YOU START GETTING IN

WITH CROWDS WHERE YOU FEEL

LIKE, WELL, THEY LIKE ME.

THEY EXCEPT ME, AND THEN

YOU START DOING THE THINGS

THEY'RE DOING.

Reporter: ANTHONY WAS

12 WHEN HE STARTED

STEALING, FIGHTING, AND

SMOKING MARIJUANA.

BY THE TIME HE WAS 15, HE

WAS SNORTING COCAINE.

WHEN I FIRST GOT

INTRODUCED TO DRUGS, I WAS

DOING IT TO FILL A VOID,

AND SOME OF IT WAS A WAY

TO NUMB MY PAIN.

SO I STARTED STAYING AT

WHOEVER'S HOUSE I COULD,

AND I FELT THAT THE

STREETS WERE MORE

ACCEPTING THAN THAT ROOF

WAS AT MY HOUSE.

Reporter: AT 18, HE

FOUND OUT THAT THE STREETS

WERE JUST AS HARSH.

THE FIRE IN TOWN WAS RULED

AN ARSON, AND ONE OF

ANTHONY'S SO-CALLED

FRIENDS ACCUSED HIM AS

BEING THE ONE RESPONSIBLE.

ANTHONY WAS ARRESTED AND

LATER FOUND GUILTY.

FACING 40 YEARS IN

FEDERAL PRISON, AND NOW

I'M SITTING BEHIND BARS,

QUESTIONING GOD.

BECAUSE I'M, LIKE, IF HE

IS REAL, HE KNOWS I'M

INNOCENT, AND WHY WOULD I

BE THERE.

SO IF THAT HAS ANYTHING TO

DO WITH THAT FATHER, HE IS

JUST AS BAD AS MY EARTHLY

FATHER.

Reporter: ANTHONY

DIDN'T SERVE PRISON TIME,

BUT WAS PUT ON 10 YEARS OF

SUPERVISED PROBATION.

IT DIDN'T CHANGE

THINGS, OTHER THAN THE

FACT I THINK I BECAME

WORSE THEN, IT HARDENED MY

HEART EVEN MORE.

Reporter: OVER THE

NEXT 1 15 YEARS, ANTHONY

SOLD AND DID DRUGS, AND HE

MARRIED AND HAD TWO

CHILDREN.

BUT IT WAS NEVER ENOUGH.

FOR ME, I ALWAYS WAS

JUST WANTING THAT I MEANT

SOMETHING TO SOMEBODY.

AND I NEVER THOUGHT I DID.

I FELT LIKE IT DIDN'T

MATTER.

WHAT WAS THE NEED TO EVEN

LIVE BECAUSE NOBODY WOULD

EVEN MISS ME.

Reporter: THEN ONE

DAY IN OCTOBER OF 2007,

ANTHONY WAS ON HIS WAY TO

PICK UP A STASH OF COCAINE

WHEN HE TOOK A WRONG TURN

INTO A CHURCH PARKING LOT.

THAT'S WHERE I HEARD A

VOICE.

AT FIRST I HEARD MY NAME.

I WAS, LIKE, WHAT IS GOING

ON?

I DIDN'T QUITE UNDERSTAND.

IT WAS JUST A VOICE I

HEARD SAY, YOU DON'T HAVE

TO DO WHAT YOU'RE GETTING

READY TO DO.

I CAN PROVIDE ALL OF YOUR

NEEDS.

I WAS, LIKE, I DON'T KNOW

WHAT'S GOING ON.

I DON'T WANT NONE OF THIS.

I DON'T WANT ANYTHING TO

DO WITH CHURCH, ANYTHING

TO DO WITH, YOU KNOW, GOD.

HE GOES, ANTHONY, I NEVER

HURT YOU.

I ASKED HIM RIGHT THERE, I

DON'T EVEN KNOW IF YOU'RE

REAL.

IF YOU ARE REAL, I SAID

KILL ME OR CHANGE ME.

AND THAT'S WHEN I FELT THE

VOID FILLED, THAT I FELT

THE PAIN LEAVE AND I FELT

ACCEPTED.

I FELT LOVED, AND I FELT A

FATHER.

THAT'S WHAT I HAD BEEN

MISSING ALL MY LIFE.

THERE WAS NO WORDS TO

DESCRIBE HOW I FELT RIGHT

THEN.

EVERYTHING THAT I HAD BEEN

CHASING FOR 35 YEARS I

FOUND IN THAT INSTANT.

Reporter: ANTHONY

SAYS THAT DAY HE WAS

INSTANTLY DELIVERED FROM

HIS ADDICTION AND WALKED

AWAY FROM HIS LIFE AS A

DEALER.

HE STARTED GOING TO CHURCH

AGAIN.

AND AS HE STUDIED GOD'S

TRUTH, HE FOUND ACCEPTANCE

AND HEALING.

I'M STILL ON THAT

JOURNEY.

AND I'M NOT FINISHED YET.

HE IS STILL DOING A LOT IN

ME.

Reporter: TODAY

ANTHONY LEADS A MINISTRY

IN SMITHFIELD, VIRGINIA,

THAT HELPS MEN FIND

EMOTIONAL HEALING.

I KNOW WHO I AM TODAY,

AND THAT IS SOMETHING I

WAS ALWAYS CHASING FOR 35

YEARS.

THAT, TO ME, IS THE MOST

AMAZING THING, WHEN YOU

KNOW YOUR FATHER.

AND SO I FOUND MY FATHER

THAT DAY IN THE PARKING

LOT.

Pat: ISN'T IT AMAZING

HOW MANY PEOPLE -- AND

THERE ARE TENS OF

MILLIONS -- ARE LOOKING

FOR A FATHER.

THEY WANT A FATHER TO

GUIDE THEM, TO LOVE THEM,

TO CORRECT THEM, TO BE

WITH THEM, PROTECT THEM.

THEY WANT TO KNOW A

FATHER.

AND THE REASON THAT THEY

WANT THAT IS BECAUSE THE

ULTIMATE FATHER, GOD

ALMIGHTY, HAS PLACED THAT

IN THEIR HEART.

AND HE HAS PLACED IN YOUR

HEART THE DESIRE TO BE

PART OF HIS FAMILY, TO BE

PART OF THE HEAVENLY

KINGDOM, BECAUSE HE WANTS

YOU, ONE DAY, TO COME TO

THAT KINGDOM AND TO LIVE

THERE FOREVER.

SO HE HAS PUT IN YOUR

HEART A HEAVENLY HOLDING

DEVICE THAT POINTS ALWAYS

TOWARDS HEAVEN, REGARDLESS

OF WHERE YOU ARE OR WHERE

YOU GO OR WHERE YOU LIVE

OR WHAT YOU DO.

THAT HEAVENLY HOMING

DEVICE WILL ALWAYS BE

POINTING YOU TOWARDS

HEAVEN.

AND YOU'LL NEVER REST

UNTIL YOU ZERO IN ON THE

CALL THAT IS IN YOUR LIFE.

NOW, IF YOU WANT TO KNOW

THE ULTIMATE ANSWER, THE

ANSWER IS JESUS.

THE HEAVENLY FATHER SENT

HIS SON TO SHOW THE YOU

WAY, THAT YOU COULD COME

HOME.

AND IF YOU WANT TO BE

HOME, AND YOU WANT TO HAVE

A FATHER, AND YOU WANT TO

BE PART OF HIS FAMILY, I

WANT YOU TO PRAY WITH ME

RIGHT NOW.

AND HE WILL HEAR YOUR

PRAYER.

AND HE WILL ANSWER YOU.

PRAY THIS WORDS -- DO IT.

BOW YOUR HEAD.

LORD JESUS CHRIST --

THAT'S RIGHT, PRAY WITH

ME.

I WANT TO COME BACK TO THE

FATHER'S HOUSE.

AND I KNOW YOU DIED TO PAY

THE PRICE SO THAT I CAN

COME HOME.

LORD, I WANT TO COME HOME.

I WANT TO BE SURROUNDED BY

MY FATHER.

AND BY HIS LOVING FAMILY.

GOD, HEAR MY PRAYER.

I SURRENDER TO YOU NOW.

FROM THIS MOMENT ON, I'M

YOURS.

AND THANK YOU THAT YOU'VE

MADE A PLACE FOR ME.

IN THE FATHER'S HOUSE.

THANK YOU, LORD.

AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME JUST

THEN, I WANT YOU TO DO

SOMETHING.

IT'S REAL SIMPLE.

I WANT YOU TO GO TO YOUR

TELEPHONE AND PUNCH UP A

NUMBER.

IT'S 1-800-759-0700.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO -- JUST

LOOK AT THAT NUMBER.

IT'S ON THE SCREEN.

DIAL UP THAT NUMBER AND

SAY, I JUST PRAYED WITH

PAT.

AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW I'M

AT HOME WITH MY FATHER.

AND GOD THINGS WILL START

HAPPENING TO YOU.

WE'LL SEND YOU A LITTLE

BOOKLET THAT WILL HELP

YOU.

THERE ARE PEOPLE ON THE

PHONE WHO LOVE YOU.

YOU WANT LOVE?

HERE IS THE PLACE TO GET

IT: 1-800-759-0700.

PICK UP THE PHONE, PUNCH

UP THOSE NUMBERS.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, COMING

UP LATER, TIME FOR YOUR

E-MAIL QUESTIONS.

DARLA SAYS, "MY NIECE'S

GRANDDAUGHTER SEES AND

TALKS TO A LITTLE BOY THAT

NOBODY ELSE CAN SEE.

IS THIS AN ANGEL?"

STAY TUNED FOR ANOTHER

ROUND OF "BRING IT ON"

RIGHT AFTER THIS.

AND WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

MONUMENT AT THE OKLAHOMA

STATE CAPITOL MUST GO.

THE STATE SUPREME COURT

REAFFIRMED THAT DECISION

ON MONDAY AND DENIED A

REHEARING REQUESTED BY

OKLAHOMA'S

ATTORNEY-GENERAL.

THE COURT HAD PREVIOUSLY

CALLED THE MONUMENT A

RELIGIOUS SYMBOL AND

ORDERED IT REMOVED, SAYING

THAT THE MONUMENT VIOLATES

THE STATE'S CONSTITUTIONAL

BAN ON USING PUBLIC

PROPERTY TO BENEFIT A

RELIGION.

IN THIS LATEST DECISION,

THE CHIEF JUSTICE SAYS

ARGUMENTS ON BEHALF OF THE

PRESERVATION COMMISSION

DID NOT MERIT A NEW

HEARING IN THE CASE.

WOMEN MAY HAVE A NEW

WEAPON IN THE FIGHT

AGAINST BREAST CANCER:

COFFEE.

WOMEN WHO DRANK FIVE OR

MORE CUPS OF COFFEE A DAY

HAD A 9% LOWER RISK OF

CANCER.

RESEARCHERS STUDIED TWO

DECADES OF DATA FROM MORE

THAN 40,000 WOMEN, AND ONE

THEORY IS COFFEE HAS

ANTIOXIDANTS.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST NEWS FROM CBN NEWS

BY GOING TO cbnnews.com.

PAT AND TERRY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Terry: IMAGINE BEING

FORCED TO TOIL AWAY IN THE

FIELDS ALL DAY, AND NOW

PICTURE YOURSELF DOING

THAT JOB BLIND.

THAT WAS THE SITUATION

FACING THE MAN IN OUR NEXT

STORY UNTIL HE AND HE

FAMILY GOT IN TOUCH WITH

CBN.

Reporter: THE LUSH

FIELDS OF NORTHERN INDIA

OFFER LIFE IN ABUNDANCE.

IT PROVIDED AMPLE

OPPORTUNITIES FOR WORK AS

A DAY LABORER, BUT WHEN HE

GOT CATARACTS IN BOTH OF

HIS EYES, HE COULDN'T WORK

ANYMORE.

FOR THE LAST TWO

MONTHS, I HAVEN'T

BEEN

ABLE TO SEE

ANYTHING.

TWO YEARS AGO,

I NOTICED

IT WAS GETTING HARDER AND

HARDER FOR ME TO SEE.

I DID NOT KNOW WHAT WAS

HAPPENING.

Terry: HIS WIFE TRIED

HER BEST TO SUPPORT THEIR

FAMILY.

MY WIFE WORKS IN THE

FIELDS, DIGGING POTATOES

AND CARROTS.

BUT SHE ONLY GETS PAID

$1.50 A DAY.

Terry: THEN HE HEARD

ABOUT AN EYE CLINIC THAT

WAS COMING TO HIS VILLAGE.

CBN PARTNERED WITH THE

PHILADELPHIA MISSION

HOSPITAL TO PROVIDE NEARLY

200 PEOPLE WITH EYE EXAMS.

DOCTORS TOLD HIM HE WOULD

GET HIS CATARACT SURGERIES

DONE FOR FREE.

THAT SAME DAY HE AND

SEVERAL OTHERS WERE TAKEN

TO A HOSPITAL.

WE WERE GIVEN THE BEST

SERVICES AT THE HOSPITAL.

THE OPERATION WAS DONE

VERY WELL.

THEY TOOK VERY GOOD CARE

OF US.

Terry: GURSHON'S

SURGERY WAS A SUCCESS.

SOON HIS PHYSICIAN WAS

FULLY RESTORED.

TODAY I CAN DO ALL OF

MY WORK.

I HAVE NO PAIN OR ANY

OTHER PROBLEMS.

I'M ABLE TO PROVIDE FOR MY

CHILDREN.

I'M VERY HAPPY NOW.

AFTER THIS WHOLE PROCESS,

I GOT A NEW LEAD ON LIFE.

ONCE MY EYES WERE OPENED,

I FELT LIKE SOMEBODY.

Terry: PAT AND I WERE

JUST TALKING ABOUT HOW

IMPORTANT HEALTH IS, GOOD

HEALTH, TO BE ABLE TO

PROVIDE FOR YOUR FAMILY,

TO HAVE A JOB, TO BE ABLE

TO LIVE AND BE ENCOURAGED

AND HAVE HOPE.

THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE

AROUND THE WORLD WHO LIVE

IN EXTREME POVERTY, WHO

HAVE SITUATIONS MEDICALLY

IN THEIR LIVES THAT CAN BE

FIXED.

THEY SIMPLY DON'T HAVE THE

MONEY TO DO IT.

PROVIDING THAT KIND OF

CARE, THAT KIND OF LOVING

CARE, TO PEOPLE WHO CANNOT

GET IT OTHERWISE IS JUST

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT CBN

PARTNERS DO AROUND THE

WORLD EVERY SINGLE DAY.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A

PART OF THAT AND ALL OF

THE OTHER THINGS THAT GO

OUT FROM THIS MINISTRY, WE

WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU

JOIN US.

IT IS 65 CENTS A DAY, $20

A MONTH, TO BECOME A "700

CLUB" MEMBER.

THERE IS THE TOLL-FREE

NUMBER ON YOUR SCREEN:

1-800-759-0700.

AND YOU CAN ALSO LOG ON

TO cbn.com AND DO IT

THAT WAY.

OUR WAY OF SAYING THANK

YOU TO YOU FOR CARING

ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE IS TO

SEND YOU "THE TRANSFORMING

WORD."

PAT HAS DONE THIS.

IT IS VERSES FOR HEALTH

AND HEALING.

THERE IS A D.V.D. AND A

C.D. IN HERE.

AND WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE

YOU BLESSED BY THE WORD OF

GOD, DECLARING HIS

PROMISES TO YOU.

THIS IS YOUR GIFT WHEN YOU

JOIN "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

TIME FOR E-MAIL.

DARLA SAYS, "MY NIECE'S

GRANDDAUGHTER HAS A VERY

HIGH I.Q.

AT AGE FOUR, SHE BEGAN

SEEING A LITTLE BOY WHO

WOULD TALK TO HER.

NOBODY ELSE COULD SEE HIM

EXCEPT HER.

SHE TOLD ME HER

GRANDDAUGHTER IS WRITING A

BOOK ON THIS EXPERIENCE

AND ON ANGELS.

I BELIEVE IN ANGELS, BUT

TO ME, THIS NEEDS SOMEONE

ELSE'S OPINION.

I DON'T WANT TO SAY THE

WRONG THING, BECAUSE IT IS

TOO IMPORTANT TO THIS

LITTLE GIRL AND TO MY

NIECE."

Pat: THEY'VE GOT A

WHOLE TV SHOW ABOUT A

SIMILAR INCIDENT.

I HATE TO SAY IT, BUT I

KNOW NOTHING IN THE BIBLE

THAT INDICATES THAT LITTLE

GIRLS SHOW UP AND SPEAK TO

OTHER LITTLE GIRLS --

Terry: IT IS A LITTLE

BOY.

Pat: OR LITTLE BOY.

I THINK IT IS DEMONIC.

THE DEVIL APPEARS AS AN

ANGEL OF LIGHT.

I THINK THEY ARE DECEPTIVE

SPIRITS.

AND IT'S A QUESTION OF

WHAT THESE CHILDREN BEGIN

TO TELL YOU AND WHERE YOU

GET THIS INFORMATION.

THIS CHILD YOU ARE

REFERRING TO IS OBVIOUSLY

VERY GIFTED AND

INTELLIGENT.

IT COULD BE JUST A

CREATION OF HER OWN MIND.

HER INTELLIGENCE IS SO

STRONG SHE HAS IMAGINED

THIS.

AND I DON'T WANT TO HURT

SOMEBODY'S FAITH AND TELL

THEM WHAT THEY'RE LOOKING

AT IS DEMONS.

BUT I JUST BELIEVE AS AS

FAR AS ANGELS, THERE ARE

ANGELS, THERE IS NO

QUESTION ABOUT IT.

BUT WE JUST HAVE TO BE

CAREFUL, YOU KNOW.

PAUL SAID, THOUGH I OR AN

ANGEL OF HEAVEN PREACH ANY

OTHER GOSPEL THAN WHAT I

HAVE PREACHED, LET HIM BE

CURSED.

SO IS IT IN ACCORDANCE

WITH THE WORD OF GOD?

THAT'S WHERE YOU START.

Terry: THIS IS

VICTORIA WHO SAYS, "I'VE

BEEN MARRIED FOR 20 YEARS.

MY HUSBAND HAS BEEN

PORN-ADDICTED SINCE HIS

TEENAGED YEARS, BUT I WAS

UNAWARE OF IT UNTIL AFTER

WE WERE MARRIED.

HE HAS HAD SEVERAL AFFAIRS

DURING OUR MARRIAGE, AND

BLAMES ME BECAUSE HE SAYS

I ACCUSE HIM.

HE WATCHES PORN SEVERAL

HOURS A DAY.

HE USED TO JUST WATCH IT

INVOLVING A LOT OF WOMEN,

BUT NOW HE IS WATCHING GAY

PORN.

NOW HE IS SPENDING HOURS

BEHIND LOCKED DOORS

WATCHING IT WHILE I'M AT

HOME.

HIS ADDICTION HAS MADE HIM

PULL AWAY FROM THE FAMILY.

HE REFUSES TO GET

COUNSELLING, BUT TELLS ME

WITHOUT HIM.

SHOULD I CONTINUE TO TRY

TO MAKE THIS MARRIAGE

WORK?"

Pat: ABSOLUTELY NOT.

THIS ADDICTION TO PORN IS

THE EQUIVALENT OF

ADULTERY.

Terry: AND HE HAS HAD

SEVERAL AFFAIRS.

Pat: ABSOLUTELY.

YOU OUGHT TO DIVORCE HIM.

YOU ALWAYS HOPE FOR

REDEMPTION.

GOD ALWAYS HOPES FOR

REDEMPTION, AND TO SAY

SOMEBODY IS BEYOND

REDEMPTION IS HARD TO SAY.

GOD CAN DO MIRACLES.

YOU CAN PRAY FOR A

MIRACLE.

MIRACLE.

I GUESS THERE WAS SOME

LOVE THERE SOMEWHERE AT

SOME TIME.

BUT THIS THING HAS

OBSESSED HIM.

UNLESS HE IS AGREEING TO

HAVE DELIVERANCE -- HE

NEEDS A DEFINITE

DELIVERANCE.

THIS IS MORE ADDICTIVE

THAN COCAINE OR HEROIN OR

ANY OF THOSE OTHER DRUGS.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY

ACCEPT AT THIS POINT YOU

NEED TO BE SEPARATED FROM

THIS GUY.

THIS IS NOT A GOOD THING

FOR YOU.

Terry: PATRICK, PAT,

SAYS, "I WAS BORN AGAIN

ORIGINALLY AT 13.

I HAD A FEW YEARS OF

PEACE.

THEN BECAUSE OF SEXUAL

CONFUSION AND DOUBTS, I

HAVE DOUBTED IF I WAS EVER

REALLY SAVED.

I'VE RENEWED MY SALVATION

OVER 500 TIMES.

WAS I EVER SAVED?

DID I FALL FROM GRACE?

HOW DO I KNOW I'M REALLY

SAVED?"

Pat: THE BIBLE GIVES

YOU SOME STANDARDS.

WE KNOW WE HAVE BEEN BORN

AGAIN THAT WE HAVE LOVE

FOR THE BRETHREN.

DO YOU LOVE PEOPLE?

DO YOU WANT TO FOLLOW HIS

WAY?

DO YOU HUNGER AFTER HIM?

DO YOU DESIRE TO READ THE

WORD OF GOD?

THERE COMES A TIME WHERE

YOU'VE GOT TO STOP THIS.

BEING SAVED 500 TIMES --

THAT'S ABSURD.

THERE COMES A TIME WHEN

YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE IN

GODMENGOD.

AND GOD SAYS FROM HIS

WORD, THIS IS IT.

YOU DO THIS AND I WILL DO

THE OTHER.

AND YOU HAVE TO RECEIVE

HIM.

YOU SAID THERE IS SEXUAL

CONFUSION -- AGAIN, I

DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE

TALKING ABOUT.

DOES THAT MEAN YOU'RE

ENGAGED IN DAY SEX?

OR YOU WANT TO HAVE SOME

SEX OPERATION?

I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE

TALKING ABOUT.

BUT YOU'VE HAD PROBLEMS.

BUT COME TO THE LORD AND

READ THE WORD AND THEN DO

WHAT THE WORD SAYS.

AND THEN HAVING DONE IT,

SAY THANK YOU, LORD, AND

TAKE WHAT HE IS GIVING

YOU.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH TODAY'S

POWER MINUTE FROM PROVERBS

16: "HE WHO HEEDS THE WORD

WISELY WILL FIND GOOD.

AND WHOEVER TRUSTS IN THE

LORD, HAPPY IS HE."

TOMORROW, ONE OF BRITAIN'S

GREATEST PRIME

MINISTERS -- YOU'LL SEE

THAT ON "THE HOPE."

TOMORROW.

UNTIL THEN, FOR ALL OF US,

THIS IS PAT ROBERTSON.

SEE YOU TOMORROW.

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