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The 700 Club - September 9, 2015

Decathlete Mike Morrison missed the 2012 Olympics due to injuries, but his faith is inspiring him to reach for the 2016 games. Also, Dean’s multiple organ failure during routine kidney stone surgery gave him a glimpse of the afterlife. Read Transcript


IT GIVES THEM A SENSE

OF EUPHORIA AND WARMTH.

THE SO-CALLED SAFER

DRUG WITH DEADLY

CONSEQUENCES.

I WAS SICK THE WHOLE

WAY.

I KNEW SHE WAS GONE.

Wendy: PLUS, A

ROUTINE SURGERY AND A

GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN.

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF

JESUS WAS MY FAMILY, AND

IT WAS LIKE WHOA!

THERE IS NO QUESTION

ABOUT IT, IT IS A MIRACLE.

Wendy: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

Pat: WELCOME TO THIS

EDITION OF "THE 700 CLUB."

I DON'T WANT TO SHOCK YOU,

BUT ABOUT HALF OF YOU HAVE

DIABETES, OR PRE-DIABETES,

ACCORDING TO A RECENT

SURVEY.

THAT IS ALARMING.

WHAT IS HAPPENING?

IT IS THE WAY WE EAT AND

THE WAY WE LIVE.

WE'LL TALK MORE ABOUT IT.

MAYBE YOU CAN SPARE IT,

BUT YOU SURE DON'T WANT TO

HAVE DIABETES IF YOU CAN

HELP IT.

WELL, OUT IN KENTUCKY,

KIM DAVIS WOKE UP A FREE

WOMAN THIS MORNING.

THE KENTUCKY COUNTY CLERK

HAD BEEN IN JAIL FOR NOT

ISSUING SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

LICENSES.

BECAUSE SHE SAID THAT

WOULD BETRAY HER CHRISTIAN

FAITH.

Wendy: AND SHE WON'T

BACK DOWN FROM THE STAND

SHE HAS TAKEN.

DAVID BRODY TRAVEL TO

GREYSEN, KENTUCKY, FOR

WHAT TURNED OUT TO BE A

BIG CELEBRATION OF DAVIS'

RELEASE.

David: THE ROLLING

HILLS OF NORTHEASTERN

KENTUCKY, HOME TO

BEAUTIFUL SCENERY,

BIBLICAL VALUES, AND ON

ESPECIALLY HOT SEPTEMBER

DAYS, THE CHURCHES HERE

COME "PRAYER CONDITIONED,"

AND HERE IN GREYSON,

EVANGELICALS TURNED UP THE

HEAT.

THEY CAME HERE TO RALLY

FOR KIM DAVIS' FREEDOM AND

ENJOYED SOMETHING EVEN

BETTER.

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.

David: THE SAME

JUDGE THAT PUT HER BEHIND

BARS ALSO LET HER GO,

SAYING THAT SINCE HER

DEPUTY CLERKS BEGAN

ISSUING LICENSES TO GAY

COUPLES, THERE WOULD BE NO

REASON TO KEEP HER IN

JAIL.

IF SHE TRIES TO INTERFERE,

HOWEVER, WHEN SHE RETURNS

TO WORK, THERE COULD BE

MORE LEGAL TROUBLE.

FOR NOW, THOUGH --

I JUST WANT TO GIVE GOD

THE GLORY.

HIS PEOPLE HAVE RALLIED,

AND YOU ARE A STRONG

PEOPLE!

[APPLAUSE]

WE SERVE A LIVING GOD

WHO KNOWS EXACTLY WHERE

EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US

IS AT.

JUST KEEP ON PRESSING.

DON'T LET DOWN BECAUSE HE

IS HERE.

David: THAT WAS

MUSIC TO THE EARS OF

HUNDREDS WHO CAME FROM ALL

OVER THE COUNTRY TO

SUPPORT DAVIS' STAND FOR

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY AND THE

BIBLICAL DEFINITION OF

MARRIAGE.

I DID NOT WANT MY

CHILDREN TO MISS THIS

MOMENT IN HISTORY AS THIS

COURAGEOUS WOMAN OF GOD IS

BEING PERSECUTED FOR HER

FAITH.

WE NEED TO STAND UP.

WE NEED TO STAND UP AS

BELIEVERS AND STAND

TOGETHER.

OUR COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED ON

CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES.

David: MIKE HUCKABEE

HELPED ORGANIZE THE RALLY

AND MET WITH DAVIS AFTER

HER RELEASE.

SO DID G.O.P. PRESIDENTIAL

CANDIDATE TED CRUZ.

BUT POLITICS TOOK A BACK

SEAT, WITH HUCKABEE

TELLING CBN NEWS THIS WAS

A DAY TO BELIEVE IN A GOD

OF MIRACLES.

David: THIS IS A GOD

OF MIRACLES THAT PERFORMED

TODAY?

I THINK IT IS A GOD OF

MIRACLES THAT WE SAW ACT

IN GETTING TIM DAVIS OUT

OF JAIL.

BUT HER BEING IN JAIL

BROUGHT ATTENTION TO

SOMETHING THAT MANY OF US

HAVE WARNED ABOUT, THE

CRIMINALIZATION OF

CHRISTIANITY.

David: THIS FIGHT

HAS BEEN BREWING SINCE THE

SUPREME COURT RULED IN

FAVOR OF DAY MARRIAGE.

CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS

WARNED THAT EVENTS LIKE

THIS WOULD HAPPEN, AND

THAT FINDING A RIGHT TO

MARRIAGE EQUALITY IN THE

CONSTITUTION WOULD RAISE

FUTURE PROBLEMS WITH

PEOPLE OF FAITH EXERCISE

RELIGION IN WAYS THAT MAY

SEEM TO CONFLICT WITH THE

SUPREME COURT DECISION.

THE CHRISTIANS HERE

BELIEVE THE TIME IS NOW TO

TAKE A STAND.

WE HAVE TO BE READY.

WE HAVE TO BE STEADFAST

AND UNMOVABLE.

AND ALWAYS BE READY TO

STAND UP AND STAND OUT FOR

JESUS CHRIST.

David: AS FOR KIM

DAVIS' FUTURE, HER LAWYERS

WANT AN ACCOMMODATION SO

THAT HER NAME OR AUTHORITY

DOESN'T HAVE TO BE PART OF

THE MARRIAGE LICENSE.

THEY BELIEVE THE KENTUCKY

GOVERNOR CAN SOLVE THE

PROBLEM THAT ALLOWS THE

MARRIAGE LICENSE TO COME

FROM THE STATE OF

KENTUCKY.

SHE WILL NOT VIOLATE

HER CONSCIENCE.

SHE WILL RETURN TO WORK AT

THE ROWAN COUNTY CLERK'S

OFFICE LATER THIS WEEK,

AND SHE WILL NOT ABANDON

HER POST AT THAT POSITION

THAT HAS BEEN

DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED TO

SERVE.

David: THE SMALL

TOWN OF GREYSON, KENTUCKY,

NOW HAS A PERMANENT HOME

ON THE RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

MAP.

AND THAT MAP WILL BE

LITTERED WITH FIGHTS ALL

OVER THE COUNTRY.

GREYSON, KENTUCKY, JUST

THE BEGINNING.

DAVID BRODY, CBN NEWS.

Pat: THIS WAS FOUNDED

AS A CHRISTIAN NATION.

THERE IS NO QUESTION ABOUT

IT.

THE SUPREME COURT IN ABOUT

AN 1892 CASE, SAID WE ARE

A CHRISTIAN NATION.

THAT WAS IN THE COURT

DICTUM.

WE ARE A CHRISTIAN NATION.

WHAT HUCKABEE SAID, THE

CRIMINALIZATION OF

CHRISTIANITY -- CAN YOU

BELIEVE THAT, 150 YEARS

LATER -- HOW MANY YEARS IT

IS LATER -- CHRISTIANITY,

THE FOUNDING PRINCIPLE OF

THIS NATION, IS

CRIMINALIZED.

YOU GO TO JAIL IF YOU

BELIEVE IN GOD AND STAND

FAST FOR YOUR BELIEFS

AGAINST THE ONSLAUGHT OF

SECULAR HUMANISM AND THE

FLOOD THAT COMES ABOUT

WITH IT.

IT IS NOT A PRETTY

PICTURE.

AND KIM DAVIS IS NOT

EXACTLY THE CHAMPION WE

ALL WANT TO STAND UP FOR

OUR BELIEFS, BUT,

NEVERTHELESS, SHE DID IT,

AND SHE IS THE HEROIN OF

THE PIECE.

BUT THERE WILL BE MANY,

MANY OTHERS.

THE IDEA YOU HAVE TO GO TO

JAIL IS APPALLING.

> IN OTHER NEWS, SHOULD

THE UNITED STATES TAKE ON

SOME OF THOSE REFUGEES

THAT ARE FLOODING EUROPE?

THAT'S A MAJOR QUESTION OF

DISCUSSION IN WASHINGTON.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM OUR CBN NEWS BUREAU

IN WASHINGTON.

John: THAT'S RIGHT,

PAT.

THAT EXPLOSION OF REFUGEES

IS ALREADY STRAINING WEAK

ECONOMIES IN EUROPE, AND

THE CRISIS COULD

EVENTUALLY SPILL OVER HERE

IN THE U.S.

THAT HAS SOME AND CONGRESS

BALANCING THE REFUGEES

WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF

TERRORISTS SNEAKING INTO

THE COUNTRY.

Reporter: THE U.S.

SAYS CLOSE TO A MILLION

MIGRANTS FROM AFRICA AND

THE MIDDLE EAST ARE

EXPECTED TO ENTER EUROPE

BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS SOME

OF THEM WILL BE COMING TO

THE U.S.

AMERICA'S ANNUAL WORLDWIDE

REFUGEE QUOTA IS ABOUT

70,000.

BUT NOW THERE IS PRESSURE

FROM EUROPE TO RAISE THAT

NUMBER CONSIDERABLY.

NO DECISIONS HAVE BEEN

MADE ABOUT FUTURE

RESETTLEMENT, GOING PAST

THIS FISCAL YEAR, BUT I DO

THINK IT IS REASONABLE TO

EXPECT AND TO ASSUME THAT

THERE WILL BE ADDITIONAL

RESETTLEMENTS GOING INTO

NEXT YEAR.

WHAT THAT IS GOING TO LOOK

LIKE, HOW MANY, I DON'T

HAVE A NUMBER FOR YOU.

Reporter: TODAY JOHN

CLAUDE YONGER ANNOUNCED A

PLAN TO DISTRIBUTE 160,000

MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES

ACROSS 22 NATIONS IN

EUROPE.

HE STRESSED IT WAS WRONG

TO BE CONCERNED THAT THE

RES JESUS WERE MOSTLY

MUSLIM.

THERE IS NO RELIGION,

THERE IS NO BELIEF, THERE

IS NO PHILOSOPHY WHEN IT

COMES TO REFUGEES.

[APPLAUSE]

Reporter: THIS SYRIAN

REFUGEE ABOUT TO LEAVE

TURKEY SAYS THE DANGER IN

SYRIA IS ALSO BIG BECAUSE

THERE IS WAR.

IN TURKEY WE CANNOT FIND A

JOB.

A QUICK DEATH IS BETTER

THAN A SLOW ONE BECAUSE IF

WE DIE AT SEA, WE DIE

QUICKLY.

BUT WHAT IS VERY

DISTURBING TO SOME

OBSERVERS IS THAT

ACCORDING TO THE U.N., 72%

OF THE MIGRANTS ENTERING

EUROPE ARE MEN.

REFUGEES TYPICALLY MOVE AS

FAMILIES.

TERRORISM EXPERTS HAVE

WARNED THAT ISIS HAS A

PLAN TO SEND FIGHTERS TO

EUROPE.

ABOUT THE WHITE HOUSE PLAN

TO BRING SOME OF THE

MIGRANTS TO THE U.S., THE

REPUBLICAN CHAIRMAN OF THE

HOUSE HOMELAND SECURITY

COMMITTEE SAYS THE WHITE

HOUSE HAS A RESPONSIBILITY

TO PROTECT THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE AND OUR COUNTRY.

TERRORISTS HAVE EXPLOITED

THE REFUGEE PROCESS TO

SNEAK INTO OUR COUNTRY IN

THE PAST, AND THE

OFFICIALS HAVE WARNED MY

COMMITTEE THAT WE LACK THE

ON THE GROUND INTELLIGENCE

IN SYRIA NEEDED TO CON

CONFIDENTLY VET THE

REFUGEES.

"THE CAMP OF THE SAINTS,"

IT PREDICTED THAT EUROPE

WOULD FALL WHEN AFRICA NGSNS

AND ASIANS SUDDENLY

FLOODED THE CONTINENT, AND

EUROPEANS DIDN'T HAVE THE

ABILITY TO MAINTAIN.

IT IS A CRISIS THAT

CRITICS WARN COULD

CERTAINLY CHANGE EUROPE

AND COULD CHANGE AMERICA

AS WELL.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

John: THANKS, DALE.

PAT, BACK TO YOU.

Pat: I APPRECIATE

THAT, DALE.

BUT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

HERE IS THE DEAL: DON'T

THINK THAT SOMETHING TAKES

PLACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

WILL AFFECT AMERICA.

DON'T SAY WE'RE NOT PART

OF IT SO WE CAN IGNORE IT.

THAT'S WHAT THE PRESIDENT

DID.

HE JUST IGNORED IT.

HE SAID, WE'RE NOT GOING

TO GET INVOLVED IN SYRIA'S

PROBLEMS.

WE'LL DRAW A LINE IN THE

SAND, BUT IF THEY CROSS

THE LINE, THAT'S JUST

TOUGH LUCK.

WE'VE DONE NOTHING WHILE

THAT WHOLE COUNTRY FELL

APART.

BUT IT IS NOT JUST SYRIA

THAT HAS FALLEN APART.

AND NOW IRAQ HAS FALLEN

APART.

AND YOU'VE GOT THIS CRISIS

IN THE MIDDLE OF IT, THAT

GOVERNMENTS DO NOT EXIST

ANYMORE IN TERMS OF

STABILITY.

AND WHAT YOU HAVE IN SYRIA

IS AN ALAWITE, ASSAD,

TRYING TO HOLD ON AS BEST

HE CAN, BASHAR al-ASSAD

IS TRYING TO HOLD ON.

BUT THE COUNTRY IS IN

DANGER, AND HE HAS BLOWN

THE COUNTRY TO PIECES.

THERE IS NO WORK.

SO THEY'RE FLEEING.

ISIS IS ON THE MOVE, AND

TURKEY IS INVOLVED, AND IT

IS IN CHAOS.

WE, AS THE UNITED STATES,

MUST BE THE WORLD'S

POLICEMEN, WHETHER WE LOOK

IT OR NOT.

WE HAVE VOUCHED FOR THE

SECURITY OF THE WORLD

BECAUSE WE'RE THE ONLY

REALLY MAJOR WORLD POWER.

AND WE'RE SURRENDERING

THAT POWER BECAUSE OF A

EFFECTLESS ADMINISTRATION

IN WASHINGTON THAT SAYS WE

DON'T WANT TO GET

INVOLVED.

WELL, WE'VE GOT TO GET

INVOLVED BECAUSE THOSE

GUYS ARE GOING TO RETAKE

EUROPE.

EUROPE IS GOING TO CHANGE

DRAMATICALLY OVER THE NEXT

FEW YEARS, AND THEN ALL OF

THAT IS GOING TO START

FLOWING OVER TO THE UNITED

STATES.

WE'RE HAVING HOARDS OF

IMMIGRANTS TRYING TO GET

IN HERE.

THE WORLD'S POPULATION IS

ENORMOUS.

AND THERE ISN'T ENOUGH

WORK, AND THERE IS NOT

ENOUGH -- THERE ARE NOT

ENOUGH RESOURCES TO TAKE

CARE OF THIS BURGEONING

POPULATION, AT LEAST NOT

THE WAY THINGS ARE SET UP

NOW.

AND WE'VE GOT TO DO

SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

THERE HAS GOT TO BE

SOMEBODY WHO SITS DOWN AND

SAYS, LOOK, THE

INTELLIGENT WAY TO DEAL

WITH THIS IS AS FOLLOWS,

AND THEN PUT OUT A PLAN

AND FOLLOW IT.

NO WAY.

WE'RE TOO CONCERNED ABOUT

PLAYING GOLF IN MARTHA'S

VINEYARD OR THE LATEST

CONCERNS OUT OF HOLLYWOOD

OR WHETHER HITLER'S

E-MAILS HAVE BEEN REVEALED

OR NOT.

IT IS TIME TO GET ACTIVE.

JOHN?

John: SPEAKING OF

HILLARY CLINTON'S E-MAILS,

SHE IS ISSUING HER FIRST

APOLOGY FOR USING A

PRIVATE E-MAIL SERVER TO

CONDUCT GOVERNMENT

BUSINESS WHILE SHE WAS

SECRETARY OF STATE.

I'M SORRY ABOUT THAT.

I TAKE RESPONSIBILITY.

I DID NOT SEND OR RECEIVE

ANY INFORMATION THAT WAS

MARKED CLASSIFIED AT THE

TIME.

John: BUT NOW THAT

GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS HAVE

HAD A CHANCE TO LOOK AT

THE E-MAILS CLINTON WAS

SENDING, AT LEAST 125 OF

THEM HAVE BEEN RULED AS

CLASSIFIED.

AND THE F.B.I. IS

EXAMINING CLINTON'S

PRIVATE E-MAIL SERVER.

SHE HAD DECLINED TO

APOLOGIZE IN RECENT DAY

BEFORE MAKING HER APOLOGY

IN AN INTERVIEW WITH ABC

NEWS.

THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL

COMMITTEE RESPONDED BY

SAYING, THE ONLY THING

HILLARY CLINTON REGRETS IS

THAT SHE GOT CAUGHT AND IS

DROPPING IN THE POLLS, AND

HER RECKLESS ATTEMPT TO

SKIRT GOVERNMENT SECURITY

LAWS PUTS OUR NATIONAL

SECURITY AT RISK.

> JEB BUSH IS LAYING OUT

HIS PLAN, TRYING TO REFORM

THE TAX CODE, WHICH IS

80,000 PAGES WRONG.

BUSH SAYS HE WANTS TO

ACCOMPLISH THREE MAJOR

GOALS: FIRST, LOWER TAXES

AND MAKE THE TAX CODE

SIMPLE, FAIR AND CLEAR.

CUTTING TAX BREAKS TO

THREE BRACKETS, 28, 25,

AND 10%.

LOOPHOLES CREATED BY

LOBBYISTS.

AND, THIRD, MAKE SURE THE

TAX CODE DOESN'T HURT U.S.

COMPETITIVENESS WITH

CHINA, EUROPE, AND THE

REST OF THE WORLD.

AND HE WANTS TO REDUCE THE

REGULATIONS THAT ARE

CHOKING MUCH OF THE U.S.

ECONOMY.

> IN HEALTH NEWS, HALF

OF ALL ADULTS IN AMERICA

EITHER HAVE DIABETES OR

PRE-DIABETES.

THE NEW STUDY FOUND THAT

112 TO 14% OF AMERICANS

WERE DIAGNOSED WITH

DIABETES.

MOST OF THAT IS TYPE 2

MOST OF THAT IS TYPE 2

DIABETES, LINKED TO DIET

AND LACK OF EXERCISE.

AND 42% HAVE HIGHER BLOOD

SUGAR LEVELS THAT COULD

LEAD TO FULL-BLOWN

DIABETES.

BUT CHANGES IN YOUR

LIFESTYLE CAN DELAY OR

PREVENT THE ONSET OF

DIABETES.

PAT, THOSE ARE PRETTY

STAGGERING STATISTICS.

Pat: WELL, WE'VE BEEN

TALKING ABOUT IT.

WHAT CAUSES DIABETES?

THE INSULIN -- WHEN YOU

EAT A LOT OF SUGAR, YOUR

ADRENAL GLANDS PUMP OUT

INSULIN TO BALANCE OUT THE

SUGAR.

AND THAT KEEPS YOU

HEALTHY.

ASSUME THAT YOU CONTINUE

TO DO THAT, YOU CONTINUE

TO GORGE ON SWEETS, YOU

CONTINUE TO GET AN

OVERLOAD OF WHITE FLOUR

AND ALL OF THESE THINGS

THAT GO ALONG WITH IT, AND

YOU EAT THIS THING DAY

AFTER DAY AFTER DAY.

AND EVERY DAY YOUR ADRENAL

GLANDS ARE BEING PUMPED AS

HARD AS THEY CAN TO GET

THE INSULIN OUT.

AFTER A WHILE, THESE

GLANDS GET FLAX AND THEY

STOP PRODUCING AS THEY

SHOULD.

AND THEREFORE YOU BEGIN TO

DEVELOP DIABETES.

AND THEN YOU HAVE TO START

TAKING INSULIN SHOTS OR

SOMETHING TO COUNTER WHAT

YOUR OWN BODY WOULD DO.

YOU CAN RESTORE THAT, BUT

IF YOU CONTINUE TO BEAT

YOUR BODY UP WITH A

DIET -- WE'RE TALKING

ABOUT THE CORN SYRUP, THE

HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP,

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT SUGAR

IN ALMOST EVERY SINGLE BIT

OF BREAD OR PASTRY YOU

EAT.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT AN

ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF

CARBONATED BEVERAGES

LOADED WITH SUGAR.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE

AMERICAN DIET AND ALL THAT

GOES ALONG WITH SUPER SIZE

ME.

AND THAT IS KILLING US.

HALF OF THE PEOPLE THAT

HAVE THIS STUFF -- WE'RE

TALKING ABOUT LIMBS THAT

ARE CUT OFF, ABOUT

BERGER'S DISEASES, WE'RE

TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE

WINDING UP IN HOSPITALS,

SHORT OF BREATH AND WITH

PART OF THEIR BODY

MISSING.

THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS

THING.

AND HALF OF THE PEOPLE ARE

PRE-DIABETIC OR DIABETIC.

AND IT IS A CRISIS BROUGHT

ON BY THE FACT THAT WE'RE

STUFFING THIS STUFF IN OUR

FACES, AND THE

MANUFACTURERS ARE PUTTING

OUT PRODUCTS THAT ARE

KILLING US.

Wendy: WOW!

Pat: WENDY, YOU DON'T

HAVE THAT PROBLEM, AND

NEITHER DO I.

Wendy: WELL, I LOVE

ICE CREAM.

Pat: ICE CREAM IS NOT

GOING TO HURT YOU.

Wendy: I AM, TOO.

I'M TRYING TO FIGURE OUT

HOW TO TRADE MY ICE CREAM

FOR AN APPLE.

Pat: YOU'VE GOT

ENOUGH FAT IN THE ICE

CREAM TO KIND OF BALANCE

OFF WHAT YOU'RE DOING.

THE THING THAT KILLS YOU

IS THIS LOW-FAT ICE CREAM

AND YOGURT THAT IS LOADED

WITH SUGAR.

Wendy: EVEN LAST

NIGHT -- I LIKE TOMATO

SOUP, AND ON THE CAN, HIGH

FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP.

Pat: IT'S DEADLY.

I'M FOR NUTS -- NUTS AND

BERRIES.

GOOD OLD BERRIES,

BLUEBERRIES, STRAWBERRIES,

ANY KIND OF OF BERRY.

AND NUTS, ALL KINDS OF

NUTS.

Wendy: AND I'M STILL

MAKING MY GREEN DRINK

Pat: THAT'S WHY

YOU'RE SO HEALTHY.

[LAUGHTER]

Wendy: UP NEXT, A

LETHAL DRUG WITH A

DECEPTIVE NAME THAT IS

SWEEPING COLLEGE CAMPUSES.

IT IS CALLED MOLLY.

IT IS NOT A SCARY-SOUNDING

NAME.

AND ALSO, YOU KNOW, HIGH

IT GIVES YOU IS WARM AND

FUZZY.

YOU WANT TO DANCE, YOU

WANT TO LAUGH AND HAVE AN

AWESOME TIME.

Wendy: SEE HOW AN

AWESOME TIME WITH MOLLY

CAN TURN DEADLY, AFTER

THIS.

Pat: MOLLY, THEY HAVE

THE MOLLY MCGUIRE, AND IT

SOUNDS SORT OF GAELIC AND

HARMLESS, AND IT SOUNDS

LIKE A WONDERFUL TIME ON

MOLLY.

BUT IT IS GETTING MORE AND

MORE POPULAR WITH HIGH

SCHOOL AND COLLEGE

STUDENTS.

THEY THINK IT IS JUST A

SIMPLE PARTY DRUG TO TAKE

FOR A NIGHT OUT WITH THEIR

FRIENDS.

BUT AS ABIGAIL ROBERTSON

SHOWS US, THAT WAY OF

THINKING COULD KILL THEM.

9-1-1, WHAT'S THE

NATURE OF YOUR EMERGENCY?

ALMOST TWO YEARS AGO,

DEDE AWOKE TO A CALL NO

PARENT WANTS TO RECEIVE.

HER ONLY DAUGHTER WAS

DYING AFTER A FUN NIGHT

OUT WENT HORRIBLY WRONG.

WE WERE ASLEEP.

IIT WAS ABOUT 2:00 IN THE

MORNING AND MY CELL RANG.

I PICKED IT UP, AND ONE OF

HER BUDDIES SAID TO ME,

I'M SO SORRY.

I'M SO SORRY.

AND I SAID, WHAT?

AND HE SAID, SHELLEY IS IN

AN AMBULANCE, SHE IS ON

HER WAY TO THE HOSPITAL.

I KNEW SHE WAS GONE.

Reporter: 19-YEAR-OLD

SHELLEY GOLDSMITH, A HIGH

SCHOOL VALEDICTORIAN, HAD

TAKEN A DRUG KNOWN AS

MDMA, OR MOLLY, ON THE WAY

TO A CONCERT.

SHE HAD A HEATSTROKE

WHILE WE WERE IN THE VEN

NEW AND SHE WAS TAKEN TO

THE HOSPITAL IMMEDIATELY.

Reporter: ELYSE WAS

WITH HER.

IT WASN'T UNTIL THE

NEXT DAY THAT WE

UNDERSTOOD THE GRAVITY OF

WHAT I WAS GOING ON, AND

THEN WE GOT THE

COMMUNICATION SHE HAD

PASSED AWAY.

Reporter: THE SAME

DAY SHELLEY PASSED AWAY,

MOLLY CLAIMED TO ANOTHER

LIVES.

IT IIT IS A STIMULANT THAT

TAKES TAKERS ON A HIGH.

Reporter: RECENT

STUDIES SHOWED ONLY 15% OF

DRUGS SOLD AS MOLLY ARE

REALLY WHAT THEY SAY THEY

ARE.

A THIRD CONTAIN COCAINE,

BATH SALTS, AND BAKING

SODA.

PEOPLE THINK ONLY THE

TAINTED MOLLY CARRIES

FATAL CONSEQUENSES, BUT

EVEN THE PUREST FORM COULD

BE LETHAL.

SO WHY IS THIS DRUG SO

APPEALING TO COLLEGE KIDS

AROUND THE COUNTRY?

THEY THINK MDMA IS THE

BEST DURING EVER.

IT IS CALLED MOLLY.

AND THAT IS NOT A

SCARY-SOUNDING NAME.

AND, ALSO, THE HIGH IT

GIVES YOU A WARM AND

FUZZY.

YOU WANT TO DANCE, YOU

WANT TO LAUGH, AND YOU

WANT TO HAVE AN AWESOME

TIME.

I THINK IT IS VERY

MISLEADING.

MOLLY, MOLLY, MOLLY!

THE MEDIA ALSO, WITH

POP CULTURE KIND OF

HOLDING THIS DRUG UP AS

SOMETHING AWESOME, AND IT

IS EASY TO HEAR THOSE

MESSAGES AND NOT HEAR THE

TRAGIC CONSEQUENCES THAT

CAN ALSO HAPPEN.

Reporter: DR. WILLIAM

STRUDWICK OF WASHINGTON'S

HOSPITAL DESCRIBES THE

EFFECT OF MOLLY ON THE

SYSTEM.

MOLLYS ARE

AMPHETAMINE-TYPE DRUGS AND

HALLUCINOGENIC.

SO IT SPEEDS UP

EVERYTHING.

IT SPEEDS UP THEIR HEART

AND INCREASES THEIR BLOOD

PRESSURE.

IT GIVES THEM A SENSE OF

EUPHORIA AND WARMTH.

Reporter: THAT

EUPHORIA CAN LEAD TO

SEIZURES, HEART ATTACKS,

SEVERE DEHYDRATION AND

HYPOTHERMIA.

THEIR HEART RATES GET

VERY, VERY FAST.

THEIR BLOOD PRESSURES GET

VERY, VERY FAST.

SOMETIMES THEY CAN HAVE

SEIZURES, AND THAT CAN

LEAD TO OTHER PROBLEMS.

Reporter: DOCTORS

RULED SHELLEY'S CAUSE OF

DEATH AS HYPOTHERMIA

BECAUSE HER BODY

TEMPERATURE ROSE TO FATAL

LEVELS.

HER AUTOPSY REVEALED MDMA

WAS THE ONLY SUBSTANCE IN

HER BODY AT THE TIME OF

DEATH.

SINCE SHELLEY'S DEATH,

MANY PEOPLE CLOSE TO HER

ARE RAISING AWARENESS

ABOUT THE DANGERS OF THIS

SO-CALLED HARMLESS DRUG.

HER MOM IS URGING LAW

MEMBERS TO AMEND THE 2003

IVAC, AN ACT THAT WAS PUT

IN PLACE TO SHUT DOWN

UNDERGROUND RAVES.

IT DISCOURAGES ORGANIZERS

FROM USING COMMON SENSE

SAFETY MEASURES TO PROTECT

THEIR PATRONS.

THE STANDARDS ARE VERY

BASIC THINGS.

IT INVOLVES FREE WATER,

COOLDOWN SPACES OR COOL

AMBIENT TEMPERATURE,

APPROPRIATE NUMBERS OF

MEDICAL PERSONNEL TO DEAL

WITH MEDICAL EMERGENCIES.

Reporter: SHE SAYS

VENUE OPERATORS WON'T

IMPLEMENT THESE SMALL

SAFETY MEASURES BECAUSE

THEY FEAR TO BE SEEN AS

ENCOURAGING DRUG USE AND

SUBJECTS THEM TO CRIMINAL

PROSECUTION.

SHE THINKS IF SHELLEY HAD

KNOWN MORE ABOUT MOLLY AND

ITS RISKS, SHE WOULD HAVE

BEEN ALIVE TODAY.

THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN

SHELLEY'S SENIOR YEAR AT

THE UNIVERSITY OF

VIRGINIA.

AFTER SHELLEY'S DEATH,

ELYSE HELPED START THE

"SHOOTING STAR" FOUNDATION

TO SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT

THE DANGERS OF DRUG USE.

EACH YEAR ON THE

ANNIVERSARY OF SHELLEY'S

DEATH, THEY COMMEMORATE

HER LIFE AND SHARE

INFORMATION THAT COULD

HELP OTHERS.

WE DIDN'T FULLY

UNDERSTAND HOW GRAVE THE

CONSEQUENCES OF TAKING

MDMA COULD BE, AND SO FOR

US IT WAS A HUGE CHANGE IN

PERSPECTIVE.

Reporter: ELYSE AND

THE MEMBERS OF THE

"SHOOTING STAR" FOUNDATION

HAVE BEEN WORKING HARD TO

ENCOURAGE THEIR PEERS TO

THINK TWICE ABOUT THE RISK

OF TAKING MOLLY, IN HOPES

OF PREVENTING OTHER TRAGIC

DEATHS, LIKE SHELLEY

GOALSMITH'S.

REPORTING LIVE, ABIGAIL

ROBERTSON, CBN NEWS.

Pat: IT IS LIKE

PEOPLE WANT TO DESTROY THE

YOUNG PEOPLE OF THE

NATION.

IT IS AN ALL-OUT ASSAULT

ON THEIR BODIES, THEIR

SPIRITS, EVERYTHING.

IT IS LIKE THE DEVIL IS

TRYING TO COOK UP

SOMETHING ELSE.

THIS MOLLY SOMETHING WAS A

DESIGNER DRUG, BUT IT IS

ANYTHING BUT HARMLESS.

THANKS, ABIGAIL.

Wendy: SO TRAGIC.

> COMING UP, HE WENT

INTO THE HOSPITAL TO HAVE

A KIDNEY STONE REMOVED,

AND HE WOUND UP IN HEAVEN.

EVERYTHING IS ALIVE.

NOTHING IS DEAD.

I DON'T MEAN ALIVE, LIKE

GRASS.

IT IS INTELLIGENT, IT CAN

MOVE.

SOMEONE SAYS, WELL, THAT'S

WAY OUT THERE.

IT WAS WAY OUT THERE FOR

ME, TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH.

Wendy: SEE WHAT THIS

MAN EXPERIENCED ON A TRIP

TO HEAVEN AND HEAR WHY HE

CAME BACK TO EARTH.

Wendy: EVERY FALL OUR

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TELL US YOUR PRAYER NEEDS,

WE WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU.

PAT, OVER TO YOU.

Pat: DEAN BRAXTON

CHECKED INTO THE HOSPITAL.

IT WAS A MINOR SURGERY.

HE WAS GOING TO HAVE A

KIDNEY STONE REMOVED.

BUT DEAN WOUND UP IN A

PLACE THAT CAN ONLY BE

DESCRIBED AS OUT OF THIS

WORLD.

HE ACTUALLY LIKED IT SO

MUCH HE WANTED TO STAY.

INSTEAD HE CAME BACK TO

TELL EVERYONE WHAT HEAVEN

IS REALLY LIKE.

I COULDN'T CATCH MY

BREATH.

IT WAS GETTING SHALLOWER

AND SHALLOWER.

I CAN REMEMBER SAYING TO

MYSELF, I AM DYING.

AND THEN HIS BLOOD

PRESSURE DROPPED.

AND I LOOKED AT THE

DOCTOR, AND I SAID, WHAT'S

WRONG WITH HIM?

HIS HEART STOPPED.

AND HE SAID, WELL, WE

NEED TO INTUBATE YOUR

HUSBAND RIGHT NOW OR ELSE

HE COULD DIE.

AND THEN WE STARTED

DOING THE CHEST

COMPRESSIONS.

DEAN BRAXTON'S SYSTEM

WAS SHUTTING DOWN.

IT STARTED AS A ROUTINE

PROCEDURE TO REMOVE A

KIDNEY STONE.

NOW HE WAS DYING.

DR. MANUAL IRIGI WAS ON

DUTY IN THE CRITICAL CARE

UNIT AT ST. FRANCIS

HOSPITAL IN FEDERAL WAY,

WASHINGTON.

HE EXPLAINS WHAT WENT

WRONG.

AS IT TURNS OUT WITH

HIM, THE BODY WAS NOT GOOD

FOR THE BACTERIA IN HIS

SYSTEM.

Reporter: DEAN'S BODY

WENT INTO MULTI-ORGAN

FAILURE AND HIS HEART

FLATLINED.

THE DOCTOR'S TEAM WORKED

FURIOUSLY TO REVIVE HIM.

DEAN'S WIFE, MARILYN,

PRAYED.

I DID SAY TO THE

LORD -- I SAID, LORD, YOU

SAID IN YOUR WORD THAT YOU

HAVE COME TO GIVE DEAN

LIFE AND LIFE ABUNDANTLY.

AND I CLAIM THAT ABUNDANT

LIFE FOR HIM.

Reporter: AT TIMES

THE UNIT WAS IN CHAOS AS

THEY WORKED TO SAVE DEAN'S

LIFE.

BUT HE WAS EXPERIENCING

SOMETHING VERY DIFFERENT.

I WASN'T AFRAID.

IT WAS, LIKE, I'M GOING

HOME.

Reporter: DEAN

BELIEVES HE WENT TO

HEAVEN.

WHEN I FIRST ENTERED

IN, IT WAS JUST BRIGHT.

IT WASN'T SO MUCH WHAT I

SAW AS MUCH AS WHAT I

EXPERIENCED.

THE FIRST THING I

PERCEIVED WAS EVERYTHING

IS RIGHT.

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG

HERE.

I SAID, IT IS PASS PEACE.

THERE IS A SCRIPTURE IN

THE BIBLE, IN PHILIPPIANS,

PEACE PAST UNDERSTANDING,

AND THAT'S WHAT IS GOING

ON THERE.

IT IS LANDSCAPE PLUS

BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS

ALIVE.

NOTHING IS DEAD.

IT IS INTELLIGENT.

IT CAN MOVE.

SOMEONE SAID, THAT'S WAY

OUT THERE.

AND I SAID, IT WAS WAY OUT

THERE FOR ME, TO TELL YOU

THE TRUTH.

WE GOT A PULSE.

Reporter: DEAN SAYS

HE FELT LIKE HE WAS BEING

PULLED BACK INTO HIS BODY.

AND THEN HE FLATLINED A

SECOND TIME.

AGAIN, HE WAS IN HEAVEN.

THIS TIME HE SAW JESUS.

THE FIRST THING THAT

COMES TO ME IS HE IS

BRIGHT.

LIKE JOHN SAYS, HE IS

BRIGHTER THAN A NEW-DAY

SUN.

AND THEN THE PHRASE I WISH

PEOPLE COULD "GREATER

BOSTON" ISGRAB IS, ANDTHEN WE COULD GRAB I

T.

YOU'RE EXPERIENCING THE

LOVE HE HAS FOR YOU.

I TELL PEOPLE IT'S LIKE HE

ONLY LOVES YOU AND NO ONE

ELSE.

I SAW HIM COMMUNICATING

WITH ANGELS.

IT WAS THOUGHT TO THOUGHT.

THEY WOULD RECEIVE HIS

INFORMATION AND BOW BEFORE

HIM LIKE THIS, AND THEN

BACK OUT.

AND IT WAS, LIKE, WHOA!

Reporter: DEAN ADMITS

HE DIDN'T WANT TO COME

BACK.

I'M GOING TO TELL YOU

THE TRUTH, I WAS HAPPY.

I WAS PLANNING ON STAYING,

YOU KNOW.

AND PEOPLE ALWAYS SAY,

DIDN'T YOU LOVE YOUR WIFE

AND YOUR CHILDREN?

YES, I LOVE THEM PROBABLY

MORE THAN I EVER COULD.

BUT I WAS THINKING, YOU

COME HERE, YOU COME HERE

WHERE EVERYTHING IS RIGHT.

Reporter: AND THEN

DEAN SAW FAMILY HE HADN'T

SEEN IN A LONG TIME.

AND YET ON THE OTHER

SIDE OF JESUS WAS MY

FAMILY, MY GRANDMOTHER

MARY.

AND WITH HER WERE OTHER

RELATIVES.

SOME I RECOGNIZED, I HAD

BEEN ON THE PLANET WHEN

THEY WERE HERE.

BUT THEN THERE WAS

GENERATION AFTER

GENERATION AFTER

GENERATION OF THOSE WHO

ACCEPTED JESUS CHRIST AS

LORD AND SAVIOR, THAT

HELPED TO PRODUCE ME ON

THIS PLANET, THEY CAME TO

GREET ME.

Reporter: WHILE DEAN

WAS IN HEAVEN, MARILYN

CONTINUED ASKING GOD FOR A

MIRACLE.

I PURPOSED IN MY HEART

THAT WHATEVER THE OUTCOME,

I WAS GOING TO FOLLOW GOD

ALL THE WAY.

Reporter: AFTER AN

HOUR AND 45 MINUTES, DEAN

CAME BACK WITH A WEAK BUT

STEADY HEART RATE.

BUT THE BACTERIA HAD DONE

A LOT OF DAMAGE, AND HE

HAD TO GO ON DIALYSIS.

I DID NOT THINK HE WAS

GOING TO SURVIVE.

IN A WAY, I TOLD HIS WIFE

THAT, NOW ALL WE HAVE IS

TO PRAY AND WAIT BECAUSE

THERE IS NOTHING ELSE I

CAN DO.

I BELIEVE IN HEALING.

I BELIEVE THAT GOD IS A

HEALER.

AND I WAS TRUSTING GOD FOR

DEAN'S HEALING.

Reporter: THREE DAYS

LATER, DEAN WOKE UP.

HE WAS SO EAGER, WE'VE

GOT TO GET PEOPLE SAVED.

WE'VE GOT TO LET PEOPLE

KNOW ABOUT JESUS.

Reporter: DESPITE

DOCTORS' CONCERNS THAT

DEAN'S PROLONGED ORDEAL

WOULD LEAVE HIM IMPAIRED

OR EVEN WORSE, THERE IS NO

SIGN THAT DEAN EVEN HAD A

BRUSH WITH DEATH.

HE IS THE PICTURE OF

HEALTH.

IN FACT, THE STAFF AT

ST. FRANCIS HOSPITAL

DUBBED HIM "THE MIRACLE

MAN."

IT IS A MIRACLE, NO

QUESTION ABOUT IT.

THAT HE IS TALKING, THAT

HE HAS NO BRAIN DAMAGE --

THIS IS VERY EXCEPTIONAL

BECAUSE HE WAS REALLY,

REALLY DEAD FOR A LONG

TIME.

Reporter: SO WHAT

DOES A MAN DO WHO HAS

EXPERIENCED HEAVEN AND

STILL WANTS TO BE THERE?

DEAN SAYS JESUS TOLD HIM

SOMETHING THAT KEEPS HIS

FEET FIRMLY PLANTED.

I FELT LIKE HE WAS

SAYING, I NEED YOU THERE

MORE THAN I NEED YOU HERE.

AND I CAME TO UNDERSTAND

THEN HOW IMPORTANT IT WAS

FOR ME TO COMPLETE WHAT

GOD HAD PUT ME ON THIS

PLANET TO DO.

THE BOTTOM LINE IS: UNTIL

I'M FINISHED HERE I CANNOT

GO BACK HOME.

I TELL PEOPLE MOST OF THE

TIME, I'M ON MY WAY HOME.

DON'T GET ME WRONG, I'M ON

MY WAY HOME.

THIS IS THE PATHWAY MY

FATHER SAYS I HAVE TO GO

TO GET HOME.

Pat: WELL, WHAT A

MOVING EXPERIENCE.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THIS

WORLD -- WHAT IS REAL IS

NOT WHAT YOU SEE AND TOUCH

AND LOOK AT WITH YOUR EYES

AND FEEL WITH YOUR HANDS.

BUT WHAT IS REAL IS THE

KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, THAT

EXTENDS FAR, FAR BEYOND

THIS EARTH.

AND ETERNITY IS FOREVER.

AND DEAN WENT OUT INTO

ETERNITY.

AND APPARENTLY HE LIKED

WHAT HE SAW.

EVERYTHING IS ALIVE.

EVEN THE PLANTS.

EVEN THE FLOWERS.

EVEN THE GRASS.

IT ALL HAS A LIFE.

THE LIFE OF GOD RESONATING

THROUGHOUT HIS ETERNITY.

AND HE WANTS THAT FOR YOU.

IT'S SO GLORIOUS.

EYE HASN'T SEEN AND EAR

HASN'T HEARD, NEITHER HAS

IT ENTERED INTO THE HEART

OF MAN WHAT GOD HAS

PREPARED FOR THEM WHO LOVE

HIM.

GOD HAS SOMETHING

PREPARED, AND IT IS SO

GLORIOUS.

WHY WOULD YOU TURN IT

DOWN?

A PERSON WOULD HAVE TO BE

A FOOL TO TURN SOMETHING

LIKE THIS DOWN.

NOW, I'M OFFERING YOU

ETERNITY RIGHT NOW, TODAY,

ON THIS PROGRAM AT THIS

MOMENT.

I'M OFFERING YOU ETERNITY.

A PLACE IN THE FATHER'S

HOUSE FOREVER, OF JOY, OF

PEACE, OF LOVE, AND

SERENITY.

WOULD YOU LIKE THAT?

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ASK.

AND IF YOU WILL PRAY WITH

ME RIGHT NOW, AND YOU WILL

SURRENDER TO HIM, HE WILL

ENVELOPE YOU WITH HER

LOVE.

RIGHT NOW.

SO BOW YOUR HEAD, WHEREVER

YOU ARE, AND PRAY THIS

WITH ME, A SIMPLE PRAYER,

AND MEAN IT FROM YOUR

HEART.

THESE WORDS, JUST PRAY

WITH ME.

THAT'S RIGHT.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT.

JESUS, I WANT TO BE PART

OF THE FATHER'S HOUSE.

I WANT TO BE A PART OF

ETERNITY WITH YOU.

I KNOW, JESUS, THAT YOU

DIED ON THE CROSS TO WASH

AWAY MY SIN AND TO PREPARE

ME FOR HEAVEN.

AND SO NOW, LORD, I CLAIM

THE BLOOD OF JESUS.

I CLAIM YOUR DEATH FOR ME.

AND I ASK THAT YOU WILL

MAKE ME A PART OF YOUR

HEAVENLY KINGDOM.

THAT I MIGHT BE WITH YOU

AND THE FATHER AND ALL OF

THE SAINTS OF GOD FOR ALL

ETERNITY.

THANK YOU, LORD, THAT

YOU'VE HEARD MY PRAYER.

AND THANK YOU, LORD, THAT

YOU'VE COME INTO MY HEART.

THANK YOU.

IN JESUS' NAME.

NOW, IF YOU PRAYED WITH

ME, I WANT YOU TO SETTLE

THAT.

YOU KNOW, YOU SAY, DID I

REALLY DO IT?

THE ANSWER IS, YES, YOU

REALLY DID IT.

AND DID GOD HEAR YOU?

YES, HE REALLY HEARD YOU.

BUT I WANT TO GIVE YOU

SOMETHING THAT WILL HELP

YOU.

SOME TIME AGO, I WENT INTO

OUR AUDIO ROOM AND I DID A

73-MINUTE TEACHING.

IT HAS ALL KINDS OF THINGS

ABOUT WHAT JUST HAPPENED

TO YOU.

IT IS SOMETHING YOU CAN

PUT IN YOUR C.D. PLAYER IN

YOUR CAR OR AT HOME OR

WHEREVER K YOU CAN PLAY

THESE THINGS.

I'LL GIVE IT TO YOU FOR

FREE.

IT IS A LITTLE BOOKLET.

JUST CALL IN AND SAY, I

PRAYED WITH PAT AND I GAVE

MY HEART TO THE LORD.

THE NUMBER IS:

1-800-759-0700.

IT IS A TOLL-FREE NUMBER.

SOMEBODY IS HERE WHO LOVES

YOU.

JUST SAY I PRAYED WITH

THAT GUY ON TV AND I HAVE

JUST COME TO THE LORD AND

I'M PART OF GOD'S KINGDOM.

CALL IN RIGHT NOW.

WE'LL SEND YOU THIS IF YOU

WANT.

IF YOU DON'T WANT TO GIVE

US YOUR NAME, THAT'S COOL,

TOO.

1-800-759-0700.

IT'S A GREAT DAY.

THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN ARE

REJOICING BECAUSE MANY,

MANY OF YOU RIGHT NOW ARE

GOING TO BE PART OF

HEAVEN.

WENDY?

Wendy: AMEN.

THANKS, PAT.

> COMING UP THIS FRIDAY,

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE

ABOUT LIFE AFTER DEATH.

THE NEW MOVIE "90 MINUTES

IN HEAVEN" OPENS IN

THEATERS NATIONWIDE.

IT TELLS THE AMAZING STORY

OF DON PIPER'S VISIT TO

HEAVEN AND BACK AFTER

BEING DEAD FOR 90 MINUTES.

> AND STILL AHEAD,

YOU'LL MEET THE NATIONAL

CHAMPION WHO IS ALSO AN

OLYMPIC HOPEFUL.

IT IS SOMETHING THAT A

LOT OF PEOPLE ARE

INTIMIDATED TO DO.

IT IS HARD TO GO AT ALONE.

THEY SAY YOU DON'T CHOOSE

THE DECATHALON.

THE DECATHALON CHOOSES

YOU.

Wendy: DECATHALETE

MIKE MORRISON TELLS HOW

HIS FAITH FUELS HIS

SUCCESS.

COMING UP ON TODAY'S "700

WELCOME BACK TO

WASHINGTON.

IN TODAY'S EDITION OF IN A

MOMENT ENTERTAINMENT NEWS,

A BIG SUCCESS FOR A

CHRISTIAN MOVIE AT THE BOX

OFFICE.

THE FILM "WAR ROOM"

FINISHED WITH MORE THAN

$13 MILLION.

THE MOVIE HAS NOW MADE

NEARLY $30 MILLION ON A

BUDGET OF JUST $3 MILLION.

THE FILM TELLS THE STORY

OF A STRUGGLING FAMILY

THAT PERSEVERES THROUGH

THE POWER OF PRAYER.

> THE WIFE OF IMPRISONED

PASTOR SAEED ABEDINI IS

CALLING FOR FASTING AND

PRAYER ON BEHALF OF HER

HUSBAND AND THE PERSECUTED

CHURCH.

PASTOR SAEED IS SERVING AN

EIGHT-YEAR SENTENCE IN

IRAN FOR HIS CHRISTIAN

FAITH.

ON Facebook, HIS WIFE

SAYS SHE'LL BE FASTING

FROM PLEASANT FOODS AS IN

THE BOOK OF DANIEL.

SHE CITED HEBREWS 12: 1-2:

"THE LORD IS SHOWING ME AS

WE PRAY FOR SAEED AND THE

PERSECUTED CHURCH AND

REMEMBER THE WITNESSES,

REVIVAL CAN BE BROUGHT

INTO OUR OWN LIFE AND IN

OUR COUNTRY."

YOU CAN FIND A LINK TO

NAGHMEH'S Facebook PAGE

AND GET THE LATEST NEWS BY

GOING TO OUR WEBSITE AT

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PAT AND WENDY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Wendy: WELCOME BACK.

IN 2011, MIKE MORRISON WON

THE NCAA DECATHALON

CHAMPIONSHIP.

BUT THEN INJURIES

PREVENTED HIM FROM

PURSUING THE 2012

OLYMPICS.

NOW MIKE IS BACK IN TOP

SHAPE, TRAINING FOR THE

2016 SUMMER OLYMPICS IN

RIO.

RECENTLY HE SPOKE WITH

SPORTS REPORTER TOM BURING

ABOUT THE INNER

TRANSFORMATION THAT HAS

REPEATEDLY TAKEN HIM OVER

THE TOP.

Reporter: THE

DECATHALON, 10

COMPETITIONS OVER TWO

DAYS, COMBINING SPEED,

STRENGTH, AGILITY AND

ENDURANCE.

THEY SAY YOU DON'T

CHOOSE THE DECATHALON.

THE DECATHALON CHOOSES

YOU.

Reporter: MIKE

MORRISON, THEN, IS AMONG

THE CHOSEN TOO.

THE 2011 NCAA CHAMPION

RANKS AMONG THE BEST

ATHLETES.

YOU'RE BUILDING LAYER

ON TOP OF LAYER ON TOP OF

LAYER.

AS YOU GO THROUGH IT, YOU

REALIZE THERE IS THIS

TECHNIQUE OF MATCHING THE

KEDECATHALON AS A WHOLE.

Reporter: WHAT MIKE

HAS MANAGED TO DO IS EXCEL

IN THE POLL VAULT, THE

DECATHALON'S TOUGHEST

EVENT.

IT IS SOMETHING THAT A

LOT OF PEOPLE ARE

INTIMIDATED TO DO.

A LOT OF TIMES THE MISSING

LINK IS THAT.

Reporter: WHAT IS THE

ONE THING THAT EITHER

ALLOWS YOU TO SUCCEED OR

FAIL?

YOU HAVE TO BE ALL IN.

YOU HAVE TO TOTALLY AND

COMPLETELY COMMIT TO THE

JUMP.

IF YOU DON'T, THE POLE

WILL SPIT YOU RIGHT A BACK

OUT.

Reporter: REMINDING

COMPETITORS OF THE EVENT'S

DANGER.

ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF

AGO, I HAD TAKEN A JUMP UP

AND DIDN'T QUITE MAKE IT,

AND I CRAWLED BACK ON TO

THE RUNWAY AND BROKE A

RIB.

AND I WAS TAKEN TO THE

HOSPITAL TO FINISH OUT MY

SEASON.

Reporter: WHEN WAS

THE LAST TIME YOU WERE

AFRAID TO JUMP?

I GUESS IT IS SOMETHING

I STILL STRUGGLE WITH FROM

TIME TO TIME.

AS YOU START JUMPING

HIGHER, YOU HAVE TO GO UP

TO BIGGER POLES, AND YOU

START QUESTIONING YOUR

GRIP.

I THINK THERE IS ALWAYS A

SMALL ELEMENT TO IT.

Reporter: WHILE AT

THE UNIVERSITY OF

CALIFORNIA, MIKE FINISHED

RUNNER-UP IN THE

DECATHALON AT THE 2010

NATIONALS AND TORE A

LIGAMENT IN HIS ELBOW.

AND THEN THE FOLLOWING

YEAR, MIKE BROKE SIX

PERSONAL BEST TO EARN THE

NATIONAL TITLE.

IT WAS AN INCREDIBLE

FEELING.

IT FELT LIKE EVERYTHING I

WORKED FOR WAS VALIDATED.

WINNING THE CHAMPIONSHIP

WAS A DEFINING MOMENT IN

MY LIFE.

Reporter: THEN MIKE'S

MOMENTUM HIT A WALL.

HOW FAST THINGS CAN

CHANGE.

I FELT LIKE I WAS ON TOP

OF THE WORLD, AND NOT EVEN

10 DAYS LATER I HAD TO

PULL OUT OF A COMPETITION

BECAUSE OF AN INJURY.

Reporter: BUT

LINGERING INJURIES AND

SURGERIES FOLLOWED.

THE 2012 OLYMPIC

OPPORTUNITY NEVER CAME.

MIKE MOVED TO GERMANY TO

TRAIN AND REGAIN HIS

CONFIDENCE.

RESTLESS AND UNHAPPY, HE

RETURNED TO THE U.S. AND

REUNITED WITH HIS HIGH

SCHOOL COACH.

CONFIDENCE-WISE, HE

JUST WAS NOT THERE.

HE NEEDED STABILITY.

WE STARTED SEEING HE WAS

ASKING SOME QUESTIONS.

WE COULD SEE HE WAS

WANTING MORE.

HE GAVE ME A BIBLE AND

SUGGESTED THE BOOK OF

ECCLESIASTES.

AND SOMETHING WAS JUST

MISSING.

Reporter: MIKE

STARTED ATTENDING CHURCH,

WHERE A FRIEND HELPED HIM

PROCESS THE VOID IN HIS

LIFE.

SHE TOLD ME HER

RELATIONSHIPS WERE BASED

ON CHRIST, AND MY WERE

BASED ON MY PURSUIT OF

THIS OLYMPIC TRAINING.

AS A NATIONAL CHAMPION,

IT IS HIS BIGGEST DREAM,

AND HE WAS SAYING HE STILL

FELT SO UNFULFILLED.

IT HAS REALLY

RESONATED.

I'VE GONE TO CHURCH

BEFORE, BUT I'VE NEVER

HEARD IT LIKE THIS BEFORE.

IT WAS EYE OPENING.

CHELSEA, HIS WIFE,

ACTUALLY BROUGHT HIM IN

FRONT OF THE LORD.

AND HE ASKED JESUS INTO

HIS HEART.

Reporter: MIKE AND

CHELSEA LIVE IN KNOXVILLE.

HEALTHY AND FOCUSED, MIKE

IS TRAINING FOR THE

DECATHALON FOR THE OLYMPIC

GAMES IN RIO DE JANEIRO.

HE DRAWS STRENGTH AND

PARALLELS FROM THIS

BELIEF.

WHEN PAUL TALKS ABOUT,

I'VE FINISHED THE RACE, I

FOUGHT THE GOOD FIGHT, I'M

GOING TO PERSEVERE MY

SPIRITUAL WALK AS WELL.

I WOULDN'T BET AGAINST

MICHAEL.

HE IS NOT DOING THIS FOR

THE GLORY.

HE IS DOING THIS BECAUSE

HE IS DRIVEN.

SOME EVENTS ARE NOT

GOING TO GO AS PLANNED.

BUT YOU HAVE TO LEAVE THAT

BEHIND AND BELIEVE YOU

WILL MAKE IT UP THE NEXT

EVENT.

THE ONE THING THAT MAKES

THEM SUCCESSFUL IS FAITH.

THIS WHOLE JOURNEY HAS

BEEN SO ENCOURAGING TO ME.

IT HAS KIND OF RENEWED MY

SENSE OF, LET'S GO OUT

THERE AND DO THIS.

I KNOW WHAT IT TAKES TO

GET THERE.

I'M GOING TO DO EVERYTHING

I CAN.

LORD, IF ITS YOUR WILL,

LET IT BE.

Reporter: DO YOU

PICTURE WHAT IT MIGHT BE

LIKE?

IT FEELS LIKE THE

ULTIMATE WORSHIP TO GOD,

OUR FATHER, OFFERING

OURSELVES UP AS A LIVING

SACRIFICE.

I THINK I WOULD BE SO

OVERWHELMED WITH

THANKFULNESS, I'M SURE I

WOULD BREAK DOWN IN TEARS.

Pat: IT IS AMAZING

THING TO WIN THE

DECATHALON.

YOU WATCH THIS, AND WHO

WAS THE HERO WHO WON THE

OLYMPICS?

BRUCE JENNER.

WHO HAS HAD A SEX CHANGE

OPERATION, AND HE IS NOW

CAITLIN, AND HE WAS ON THE

WHEATIES BOX.

Wendy: AS MIKE WAS

SAYING, EVEN THOUGH HE HAD

ALL OF THE SUCCESS, HE

WERE YOWASUNFULFILLED.

AND YOU WONDER WITH BRUCE,

MAYBE HE WAS SEARCHING FOR

SOMETHING TO MAKE HIM FEEL

BETTER, BUT MIKE FOUND THE

ANSWER.

Pat: I CAN'T GET INTO

HIS HEAD.

> THE RECORD WAS

16 FEET, 17 FEET -- I

DON'T KNOW HOW HIGH HE HAS

GONE WITH THE THING, BUT

IT IS AMAZING.

> OKAY, SOME QUESTIONS.

Wendy: WE HAVE

E-MAILS.

MR. "R" SAYS, "IF THERE IS

ANY KIND OF A FINANCIAL

ISSUE IN THIS COUNTRY,

WOULD IT BE BETTER TO HAVE

MONEY IN A BANK SAVINGS

ACCOUNT OR IN A GOVERNMENT

SECURITIES-TYPE FUND, A

MONEY MARKET FUND THAT

WOULD INVEST IN GOVERNMENT

SECURITIES?

WOULD ONE BE BETTER OFF

LEAVING MONEY IN A BANK

OR, INSTEAD, INVESTING IN

A MUTUAL FUND THAT HAS IT

ASSETS IN A BASKET OF

GOVERNMENT SECURITIES?"

Pat: YOU'RE

OVERCOMPLICATING THE

THING.

I'LL TELL YOU THE TRUTH,

IF THERE IS A FINANCIAL

CRISIS, THE LAST PLACE YOU

WANT YOUR MONEY IS IN A

BANK.

THEY'LL SHUT THE BANKS

DOWN AND NOT GIVE YOU

ACCESS TO YOUR ACCOUNTS.

AND THAT HAS HAPPENED OVER

AND OVER AGAIN IN A

FINANCIAL CRISIS.

THEY'LL TAKE A PIECE OF IT

AND GIVE YOU A LITTLE

PIECE BACK.

I THINK MONEY MARKET FUNDS

THAT INVEST EXCLUSIVELY IN

U.S. GOVERNMENT

SECURITIES -- THAT'S A

BETTER WAY TO GO.

I'VE NOT GIVING YOU THE

BROAD PANOPLY.

BUT THAT WOULD BE BETTER.

Wendy: SARA SAYS,

"'DEAR FRIEND ASKED ME TO

MARRY HIM.

HE USED TO BE MARRIED TWO

AND A HALF YEARS AGO, BUT

HIS LIFE LEFT HIM.

IT WAS OUT OF HIS CONTROL.

I'M A CHRISTIAN, AND HE

IS, TOO, BUT IS IT

ACCEPTABLE FOR US TO

MARRIAGE?

SHOULD I ACCEPT HIS

PROPOSAL?"

Pat: I READ

EXTENSIVELY TODAY IN 1

CORINTHIANS, WHERE THE

APOSTLE PAUL GOES INTO THE

RELATIONSHIP OF PEOPLE,

MARRIED PEOPLE, WHAT SEX

IS ALL ABOUT, AND IT WAS

VERY EXTENSIVE.

IF AN UNBELIEVER IS GOING

TO LIVE WITH YOU, THEN

DON'T DIVORCE HIM.

BUT IF THE UNBELIEVER

LEAVES YOU, THE BELIEVER

IS NOT BOUND IN THAT CASE.

AND THAT IS CALL THE

NEPALIAN PRIVILEGE.

SO IN YOUR CASE, THE

UNBELIEVER LEFT, AND

YOU'RE NOT BOUND.

AND YOU SHOULD GET MARRIED

IN THE LORD.

THEN THAT IS PERFECTLY

ACCEPTABLE.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO FEEL

GUILTY ABOUT IT.

GUILTY ABOUT IT.

Wendy: JERRY WRITES

IN, "PAT, I BELIEVE IN THE

TRINITY, ONE GOD AND THREE

PERSONS.

EVEN THOUGH THE CONCEPT IS

HARD TO UNDERSTAND IN MY

HUMAN MIND.

WHEN I PRAY, I PRAY TO GOD

THE FATHER, TO JESUS MY

SAVIOR, AND TO THE HOLY

SPIRIT INDIVIDUALLY.

SINCE GOD IS ALL IN ONE,

AM I DOING WRONG?

THIS MAY SEEM SILLY, BUT

IT IS SOMETHING I REALLY

WONDER ABOUT."

Pat: I REALLY THINK

THAT WHEN JESUS WAS

BAPTIZED, THE SON WENT

INTO THE WATER.

AND A VOICE FROM HEAVEN

SAID, THIS IS MY BELOVED

SON WITH WHOM I AM

WELL-LOVED, AND A HOL HOLY

DOVE CAME AND SAT ON HIM.

SO YOU HAVE GOD THE

FATHER, THE SON, AND THE

HOLY SPIRIT.

YOU DEFLECT LIGHT AND YOU

CAN GET PURPLE AND ORANGE

AND SO FORTH OUT OF ONE

LIGHT BEAM.

THE TRINITY IS ONE.

IF YOU WANT TO PRAY --

SUPPOSEDLY YOU PRAY TO THE

FATHER IN THE HOLY SPIRIT

IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

GOD ISN'T A PHILADELPHIA

LAWYER.

IT'S YOUR HEART WITH HIM.

YOU'RE TALKING TO A FATHER

IN LOVE.

AND HE UNDERSTANDS WHAT'S

IN YOUR HEART.

Wendy: AMEN.

> ALL RIGHT.

THIS ONE SAYS, "MY

FRIEND'S WIFE IS CHEATING

ON HIM.

MUTUAL FRIENDS TELL ME SHE

HAS DALLIANCES WITH OTHER

WOMEN.

SHE SENDS LOVE MESSAGES TO

WOMEN ON SOCIAL MEDIA,

MARRIED ONES, TOO.

SHOULD I TELL MY FRIEND

ABOUT HIS WIFE?

EVERYONE IS KEEPING HIM IN

THE DARK.

THEY HAVE YOUNG CHILDREN

TOGETHER, AND I DON'T WANT

TO SEE THEIR MARRIAGE

RUINED."

Pat: HE'LL HATE YOU

IF YOU TELL HIM.

THEY'LL BLAME THE

MESSENGER, NOT THE

MESSAGE.

HE WILL CAST YOU IN THE

ROLE OF VILLAIN.

IF YOU REALLY WANT TO HELP

HIM, THERE MUST BE SOME

SUBTLE WAY -- IF THIS

WOMAN IS MESSING AROUND ON

Facebook, SURELY YOU

COULD GET A TWEET OR

SOMETHING THAT WOULD BRING

IT BEFORE YOUR FRIEND IN A

SUBTLE SORT OF WAY, AND

MAYBE HE DOESN'T EVEN KNOW

WHO IS DOING IT, AND HIS

EYES WOULD BE OPEN.

IT IS A TRAGIC THING.

SHE APPARENTLY IS A

LESBIAN AND IS HAVING

AFFAIRS WITH MARRIED

WOMEN.

SO SHE IS TRYING TO BREAK

UP SOMEBODY ELSE'S

MARRIAGE.

SHE SOUNDS LIKE A TERRIBLE

PERSON.

BUT BEING THE MESSENGER OF

THAT BAD NEWS IS NOT GOING

TO HELP YOU VERY MUCH.

SO I'D COUNT THE COST.

YOU'LL LOSE YOUR FRIEND.

HE MIGHT COME OUT OF THIS

THING DEVASTATED.

I IMAGINE HE IS GOING TO

BE.

HE NEEDS TO BE WARNED

SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY.

THAT'S A HORRIBLE THING TO

HAVE HAPPEN.

Wendy: IT IS KIND OF

TRICKY.

I THINK IF I HAD A GOOD

FRIEND, I'D WANT TO

KNOW --

Pat: BUT YOU HATE THE

MESSENGER.

YOU'LL ATTRIBUTE TO HIM

THE PROBLEM.

Wendy: THOSE WERE

EXCELLENT ANSWERS --

Pat: THANK YOU SO

MUCH.

IT IS GOOD TO BE WITH YOU.

Wendy: AND GREAT

QUESTIONS.

THANKS FOR WRITING IN.

Pat: WE LEAVE YOU

WITH TODAY'S POWER MINUTE

TAKEN FROM PSALMS 41:

"BLESSED IS HE WHO

CONSIDERS THE POOR.

THE LORD WILL DELIVER HIM

IN TIME OF TROUBLE."

ON TOMORROW'S PROGRAM,

LINDA WALLACE TALKS ABOUT

LIVING A BRAVE HEART LIFE.

MAN, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU

SAW THAT MOVIE.

IT IS ONE OF THE BEST THAT

HAS EVER BEEN MADE.

THE HERO KIND OF WENT OFF

THE RAILS, BUT IN ANY

EVENT, TOMORROW WE'LL TALK

ABOUT IT.

FOR WENDY AND ALL OF US,

THIS IS PAT ROBERTSON.

THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH

US.

AND WE WILL SEE YOU

TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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