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The 700 Club - October 1, 2015

In 1966, Pat Robertson began the inaugural broadcast of CBN. Decades later, millions around the world are responding to Christ as a result. Plus, Bernie Miller was at the top of his career in the music industry and realized he wanted more. Read Transcript


FROM A SMALL SIGNAL

BARELY HEARD AROUND THE

BLOCK TO ONE HEARD AROUND

THE WORLD.

CBN MARKS 54 YEARS ON THE

AIR.

AND YOU'RE INVITED TO OUR

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

*

Pat: HEY, FOLKS,

WELCOME.

AND TERRY, YOU KNOW, WHEN

YOU THINK WE'VE BEEN

BROADCASTING LONGER THAN

MOST PEOPLE HAVE BEEN

ALIVE -- ISN'T THAT

SOMETHING?

54 YEARS TODAY.

Terry:

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU.

GOD HAS BEEN SO FAITHFUL

OVER THE YEARS.

WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT

SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF

THOSE YEARS TODAY.

Pat: IT IS A THRILL,

REALLY A THRILL.

54 YEARS, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN.

I DON'T KNOW WHO ELSE HAS

THE RECORD, BUT I THINK

WE'RE GETTING PRETTY CLOSE

TO HOLDING THE RECORD.

IT ALL STARTED OCTOBER 1,

1961, IN A TOWN OF

PORTSMITH, VIRGINIA.

WE'RE GOING TO TELL YOU

SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS,

AND, I THINK, TAKE A

LITTLE WALK THROUGH MEMORY

LANE.

Terry: FROM

PORTSMITH, CBN HAS TAKEN

THE GOSPEL TO FAR CORNERS

OF THE WORLD.

AND WE'RE GOING TO BE

BRINGING YOU HIGHLIGHTS

FROM MORE THAN FIVE

DECADES OF TELEVISION

BROADCASTING, AND ALL OF

THAT IS COMING UP.

BUT...

Pat: IN OUR NEWS, I'M

SO SADDENED WHEN YOU SEE A

MASTER CHES PLAYER TAKE

THE NOVICE TO THE CLEANERS

AND JUST JOKE ABOUT IT,

AND IT IS HUMILIATING.

IN IRAQ, THE NATION THAT

WE SPENT SO MANY BILLIONS

OF DOLLARS OF OUR TREASURE

IN THE LIVES OF OUR BRAVE

MEN AND WOMEN, SUDDENLY A

THREE-STAR RUSSIAN GENERAL

WALKS INTO OUR

HEADQUARTERS IN BAGHDAD

AND SAYS YOU DON'T FLY IN

SYRIA BECAUSE WE'RE GOING

TO BE FLYING IN SYRIA.

RIGHT IN YOUR FACE.

ISN'T THAT HUMILIATING?

WELL, VLADIMIR PUTIN IS A

MASTER CHESS PLAYER.

HE'S GOT A GAME, AND IN

ANOTHER FEW DAYS, I'LL

SHOW YOU THE GEOPOLITICAL

CONCEPT OF WHAT HE IS

DOING IN RELATION TO OIL.

BUT HE CLAIMS HE IS GOING

TO PUT HIS NAVY AND AIR

FORCE INTO SYRIA, ALONG

WITH TROOPS AND TANKS, TO

DEFEAT ISIS, BUT HE LIED.

THEY LIE!

AND WHAT HAPPENS IS HIS

FIRST AIRSTRIKE WAS NOT

AGAINST ISIS.

IT WAS AGAINST OUR ALLIES

IN SYRIA, WHO WERE TRYING

TO TOPPLE THE BRUTAL

DICTATOR BASHAR

al-ASSAD.

CAN YOU IMAGINE THAT, THE

RUSSIANS LIE?

I KNOW THAT SHOCKS YOU.

GARY LANE HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: RUSSIAN

FIGHTER JETS STRIKE DEEP

INTO THE HEART OF SYRIA.

BUT INSTEAD OF OF HITTING

ISIS, THE RUSSIAN BOMBERS

DESTROYED TARGETS IN HOMS HOMS

AND HAMAS, CITIES WHERE

THE U.S.-BACKED REBELS ARE

FIGHTING AGAINST THE ASSAD

RUSSIASSADREGIME.

THE RUSSIANS PROVIDED ONLY

AN HOUR ADVANCED WARNING

OF THE AIRSTRIKES.

THAT POTENTIALLY

ENDANGERED AMERICAN PILOTS

ALREADY IN SYRIAN AIR

SPACE.

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND

SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN

KERRY SAY THEY WELCOME

RUSSIAN EFFORTS TO DEFEAT

ISIS.

BUT WHILE THE RUSSIANS

INSISTED THEY HIT 20

ISLAMIC STATE TARGETS,

INCLUDING A COMMAND

CENTER, U.S. DEFENSE

SECRETARY ASH CARTER

QUESTIONED THEIR MOTIVES.

IT DOES APPEAR THAT

THEY WERE IN AREAS WHERE

THERE PROBABLY WERE NOT

ISIL FORCES, AND THAT IS

PRECISELY ONE OF THE

PROBLEMS WITH THIS WHOLE

APPROACH.

Reporter: SO IT NOW

APPEARS RUSSIA HAS ENTERED

SYRIA ONLY TO HELP PROP UP

BASHAR al-ASSAD'S

DWINDLING REGIME.

SOME OF THE PRESIDENT'S

OWN PARTY ARE QUESTIONING

THAT DECISION THAT GAVE

RUSSIA THE GREEN LIGHT.

THE PROBLEM WITH RUSSIA

IS WE DO NOT TRUST THEIR

MOTIVES.

THEY ARE PROPPING UP

ASSAD, WHO IS A BARBARIC

AND TIR TYRANT LEADER OF

SYRIA.

Reporter: AND JOHN

McCAIN SAYS RUSSIA HAS

GAINED A FOOT HOLD IN

SYRIA BECAUSE OF PRESIDENT

OBAMA'S RETREAT IN THE

MIDDLE EAST.

HE SAID, QUOTE,"THERE HAS

BEEN A SERIES OF DECISIONS

OR NON-DECISIONS WHICH HAS

LED TO THE SITUATION WE

SEE TODAY, WHERE VLADIMIR

PUTIN MAY HAVE INSERTED

RUSSIA INTO THE MIDDLE

EAST IN A WAY RUSSIA HAS

NOT ENJOINED SINCE 1973,

WHEN THE RUSSIANS WERE

THROWN OUT OF EGYPT."

SEVERAL YEARS AGO,

PRESIDENT OBAMA DREW A RED

LINE AGAINST BASHAR

al-ASSAD'S USE OF

CHEMICAL WEAPONS AGAINST

IT'S OWN PEOPLE.

PEOPLE ARE WONDERING IF HE

HAS THE WILL TO DRAW

ANOTHER RED LINE IN SYRIA,

THIS TIME AGAINST THE

RUSSIANS.

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS.

Pat: DOESN'T THAT

MAKE YOU SICK?

THIS IS THE GREATEST

NATION ON THE FACE OF THE

EARTH.

WE HAVE A MILITARY THAT IS

UNMATCHED.

THERE IS NOT ONE MILITARY

ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD THAT

CAN STAND AGAINST US.

WE COULD ROLL OVER ISIS,

IF WE ALLOWED THEM TO DO

IT.

AND WE COULD ROLL OVER

RUSSIA.

IT IS MOSTLY A BLUFF.

BUT HE IS PULLING A BLUFF

OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

BUT HE KNOWS HE WHO'S ON

THE OTHER SIDE A WEAKLING

WHO DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO

PERFORM.

AND THIS IS THE DANGER.

AND THIS AS THIS GREAT

NATION IS BEING

HUMILIATED.

OUR NOSE IS BEING PRESSED

INTO THE GROUND.

IT IS JUST HORRIBLE TO

THINK ABOUT, THE

HUMILIATION THE NATION OF

THE UNITED STATES IS

FACING.

WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO

OUR ALLIES OVER THERE?

THEY'RE GOING TO SAY, YOU

CAN'T STAND WITH US, WE'RE

GOING TO HAVE TO GO WITH

RUSSIA.

YOU WANT THE OIL?

WE CAN'T GIVE YOU THE OIL.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO

MAKE A DEAL WITH RUSSIA.

WE'LL TELL YOU MORE ABOUT

PUTIN'S GRAND PLAN, BUT

RIGHT NOW HE SAW AN

OPENING, AND HE MOVED INTO

IT.

HE MOVED INTO THE VACUUM.

DID YOU HEAR ASH CARTER

STUMBLING AND HALTERING

AND EQUIVOCATING?

THE SAME THING WITH

SECRETARY OF STATE KERRY.

THEY'RE ALL ON THIS PAGE,

LIKE WE CAN'T SOUND TOUGH,

SO HOW DO WE MAKE THE BEST

OF A BAD SITUATION.

OH, IT BREAKS YOUR HEART,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WHAT

IS HAPPENING TO THIS

NATION.

> WELL, IN OTHER NEWS,

THE HUGE STORM, JOAQUIN,

IS NOW A CATEGORY THREE

HURRICANE.

IT COULD HIT THE EAST

COAST THIS WEEKEND.

CHARLENE AARON THAS THAT HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: MILLIONS

ARE PREPARING FOR

HURRICANE JOAQUIN.

IT IS MOVING TOWARDS THE

BAHAMAS WITH WINDS UP TO

120 MILES PER HOUR.

VIRGINIA'S GOVERNOR HAS

ALREADY DECLARED A STATE

OF EMERGENCY AS JOAQUIN IS

EXPECTED TO SPEED UP

TOWARDS THE CAROLINAS BY

FRIDAY MORNING.

IN PORTLAND, MAINE, MANY

ROADS LOOKED MORE LIKE

RIVERS.

I CAME OUT PROBABLY AN

HOUR AGO TO MOVE MY CAR,

AND IT WAS BAD.

IT'S CRAZY.

I'VE NEVER SEEN THIS MUCH

WATER IN ONE PLACE.

Charlene: IN NEW

YORK, IT HASN'T BEEN LONG

SINCE MANY PEOPLE REBUILT

FROM SUPERSTORM SANDY, AND

THEY'RE NOW PREPARING FOR

FLOODING, POWER OUTAGES,

AND EVACUATIONS.

BUT WE KNOW PRAYER CAN

MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

PAT?

Pat: IT SURE CAN MAKE

A DIFFERENCE.

STORMS HAVE BEEN AVERTED

HERE BECAUSE OF PRAYER.

YOU SEE A LITTLE BIT OF

WATER AND YOU'RE NOT SURE

WHAT IS UNDERNEATH IT,

DON'T DRIVE YOUR CAR IN

THAT.

AND DON'T WALK IN FLOWING

WATER BECAUSE YOU CAN GET

SWEPT AWAY.

WATER HAS AN ENORMOUS

POWER.

IT LOOKS FAIRLY BENIGN,

BUT YOU CAN GET INTO

TROUBLE.

PLEASE BE SAFE.

Charlene: THE OWNERS

OF A PORTLAND AREA BAKERY

ARE REFUSING TO PAY

$135,000 IN DAMAGES TO A

LESBIAN COUPLE.

MELISSA AND AARON KLEIN

SAY THEY REFUSE TO BAKE A

WEDDING CAKE FOR THE

COUPLE BECAUSE OF THEIR

RELIGIOUS BELIEFS ABOUT

MARRIAGE.

IN JULY, THE COMMISSIONER

AWARDED THE DAMAGES,

SAYING THAT THEY WERE

DISCRIMINATED AGAINST

BASED ON THEIR SEXUAL

ORIENTATION.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE STATE

LABOR BUREAU THAT THEY

HAVE RAISED NEARLY A HALF

MILLION IN CROWD-FUNDING

EFFORTS.

A LAWYER FOR THE KLEINS

SAID SHE COULDN'T COMMENT

BECAUSE THE CASE IS

ONGOING.

> TWO OTHER WOMEN HAVE

ALSO BEEN IN THE NEWS

RECENTLY FOR THEIR STANDS

ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE AND

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

KIM DAVIS FROM KENTUCKY,

AND BARON L..

INFRATHE STATE OF

WASHINGTON.

David: IN THE FIGHT

FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, TWO

WOMEN ARE STANDING OUT FOR

THEIR ACTION AND BEING

CONSIDERED HEROS.

KIM DAVIS, THE KENTUCKY

CLERK WHO REFUSED TO ISSUE

MARRIAGE LICENSES TO GAY

COUPLES, AND BARON, WHO

WOULD NOT SELL FLOWERS FOR

A GAY COUPLE'S WEDDING.

DAVIS WENT TO JAIL, AND

BARON STUDSMAN FACES

LAWSUITS THAT COULD TAKE

HER BUSINESS AND

EVERYTHING SHE OWNS.

David: HOW DO YOU

SEE YOURSELF?

A SINNER SAVED BY

GRACE.

I'M NOT A HERO AND I'M NOT

A MARTYR.

I JUST TRY TO BE OBEDIENT.

David: FORTIFIED BY

CHRISTIAN SUPPORT AROUND

THE COUNTRY AND A MEETING

WITH POPE FRANCIS, DAVIS

SAYS SHE IS PREPARED TO GO

BACK TO JAIL IF NECESSARY.

PEOPLE SAYING THAT

THEY'VE BEEN ENCOURAGED,

THAT THEIR WALK HAS BEEN

REVIVED, AND THEY HAVE

BEEN AWAKENED AND REVIVED.

I THINK, LORD, IF THIS IS

ALL THAT COMES OF THIS, IT

IS WORTH IT.

TO GET YOUR CHURCH REVIVED

AND STANDING UP AGAIN --

AND WHEN I SAY STANDING, I

DON'T LITERALLY MEAN

STANDING.

I'M TALKING ABOUT STANDING

ON OUR KNEES IN PRAYER,

YOU KNOW, BECAUSE THAT'S

WHERE WE DO OUR FIGHTING.

David: CRITICS CALL

DAVIS A LESS THAN PERFECT

MESSAGER TO DEFEND

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE.

SHE HAS BEEN DIVORCED

THREE TIMES, BUT RECENTLY

GAVE HER LIFE TO JESUS

CHRIST.

SHE MARVELS HOW GOD IS

USING HER.

HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT,

HOW GOD IS USING DIFFERENT

FOLKS.

I STRUGGLE WITH THAT

MYSELF.

WHY WOULD GOD, OF ALL

PEOPLE, CHOOSE ME, WITH MY

PAST, TO STAND UP AND

DEFEND SOMETHING THAT I

HAD FAILED SO MISERABLY AT

IN THE WORLD?

AND THEN I HAVE TO

REMEMBER THAT I'M A NEW

PERSON.

YOU KNOW, WHEN I GAVE MY

LIFE TO CHRIST, HIS BLOOD

CLEANSED ME, WASHED ME

CLEAN.

AND THE OLD HAS PASSED

AWAY AND THE NEW STANDS IN

FRONT OF YOU.

AND, YEAH, I'M A VERY

UNLIKELY PERSON TO STAND

AND TO DEFEND THE WORD OF

GOD.

David: BARON L.

STUDSMAN THAT CHRISTIANS

FACE A LONG FIGHT BECAUSE

THE SUPREME COURT DECISION

ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IS

JUST THE BEGINNING OF AN

ASSAULT ON RELIGIOUS

LIBERTY.

I THINK IT IS GOING TO

GET A LOT WORSE.

IT IS GOING TO BE

ATTORNEYS, THEY SAY YOU

CAN PRACTICE LAW, BUT IF

YOU TAKE A HATE CRIME,

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE YOUR

LICENSE.

THERE COULD BE TELEVISION

PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND THEY

SAY YOU CAN TALK TO

ANYBODY, EXCEPT FOR...AND

THEN YOU'RE OFF-LIMITS.

SO IT IS NOT JUST THE

FLORIST OR THE BAKER.

IT IS EVERYONE'S FREEDOM,

ALL OF THE CITIZENS'

FREEDOM.

David: AND THAT

BATTLE COULD BE COMING TO

A PUBLIC SQUARE, A

BUSINESS, AND A COURTROOM

NEAR YOU.

DAVID BRODY, CBN NEWS.

PAT?

Pat: THAT'S A

TREMENDOUS PIECE.

THANKS, DAVID.

ONCE THE GAYS SAID WE WANT

RIGHTS.

WE WANT TO BE RECOGNIZED.

WE WANT TO BE ALLOWED TO

HAVE UNIONS.

AND NOW WE WANT TO BE

ALLOWED TO HAVE MARRIAGE.

AND THE SUPREME COURT

SAID, OKAY, YOU CAN HAVE

MARRIAGE.

ALL RIGHT.

COOL.

THEY DON'T WANT TO STOP

THERE.

WHAT THEY WANT TO DO IS

PERSECUTE ANYBODY WHO

DISAGREES WITH THEM.

THEY WANT THOSE PEOPLE

BANKRUPTED.

THEY WANT THOSE PEOPLE PUT

IN JAIL.

IS THAT WHAT THE LEFT

WANTS?

THE ANSWER IS: ABSOLUTELY.

IT IS VINDICTIVE NOW.

WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT

HAVING RIGHTS FOR THE

POOR, OPPRESSED GAYS.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TAKING

AWAY THE FREEDOMS OF

EVERYONE DISAGREES WITH

THEM.

DON'T YOU THINK IT IS TIME

PEOPLE STAND UP AND SAY,

LISTEN, WE'VE GOT TO TAKE

A STAND FOR THESE PEOPLE.

AND YET THEY'RE NOT.

THEY'RE BEING PILLARED IN

THE PRESS BECAUSE THE

PRESS IS IN LEAGUE WITH

THE GAY RIGHTS PEOPLE.

THEY'VE GOT TO BE CAREFUL

WHAT THEY'RE DOING BECAUSE

THEY'RE TAKING AWAY THE

RIGHTS OF EVERYBODY.

> NOW, SOMETHING ELSE IS

HAPPENING.

I HAPPENED TO BE IN OSLO,

NORWAY, PERSONALLY, WHEN

SHIMON PERES AND THE

LEADERS OF THE P.L.O. GOT

TOGETHER AND THEY MADE

WHAT IS CALLED THE OSLO

ACCORDS.

IT IS A BILATERAL

AGREEMENT BETWEEN ISRAEL

AND THE PALESTINIANS.

THE PALESTINIANS JUST

RECENTLY PUT UP A FLAG AT

THE UNITED NATIONS, AND

THEY SAID WE DON'T CARE

ABOUT ANY BILATERAL

AGREEMENT WITH ISRAEL.

WE'RE A NATION AND WE'RE

GOING TO GO OUR SEPARATE

WAY.

WELL, ISRAELIS PRIME

MINISTER BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU IS GOING TO BE

SPEAKING TO THE U.N. AND

TALKING ABOUT THAT.

AND CHARLENE AARON HAS

THAT STORY.

Charlene: THAT'S

RIGHT, PAT.

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SPEAKS

TO THE U.N. TODAY, AND HE

IS BLASTING THE SPEECH BY

PALESTINIAN PRESIDENT

MAHMOUD ABBAS AT THE U.N.

TODAY.

WEDNESDAY, WHERE HE SAID

HE IS NO LONGER BOUND BY

DEALS MADE WITH ISRAEL.

HE TOLD WORLD LEADERS

WEDNESDAY AT THE U.N., HE

NO LONGER HAS TO ABIDE BY

THE AGREEMENTS THAT PAVED

THE ROAD FOR A TWO-STATE

SOLUTION WITH ISRAEL.

ABBAS' STATEMENT CAME AS

THE PALESTINIANS WERE ABLE

TO RAISE A PALESTINIAN

FLAG AT THE U.N.

> WELL, YOU MAY THINK

THAT THE TERM "USE IT OR

LOSE IT" HAS SOMETHING TO

DO WITH FITNESS, BUT WHEN

IT COMES TO GOVERNMENT, IF

YOU'RE A TAXPAYER, "USE IT

OR LOSE IT" MAY MEAN GET

READY TO SEE A LOT OF YOUR

TAX DOLLARS WASTED.

PAUL STRAND BRINGS US THAT

STORY FROM WASHINGTON.

Reporter: LIBERTARIAN

RAND PAUL CAN'T STAND BIG,

WASTE FULL GOVERNMENT AND

ESPECIALLY WASTEFUL

GOVERNMENT SPENDING.

GOVERNMENT WORKERS WASTING

CASH THEY END UP NOT

NEEDING, FOR FEAR IF THEY

DON'T SPEND IT, CONGRESS

MAY THINK THEY DON'T NEED

THE MONEY AND THEN CUT THE

BUDGET.

IT IS ALMOST INSIDIOUS THE

WAY THE GOVERNMENT

EMPLOYEES FEEL COMPELLED

TO SPEND THE MONEY RATHER

THAN HANDING IT BACK.

MOST GOVERNMENT WORKERS

HATE "USE IT OR LOSE IT,"

BUT THEY RATHER SPEND THE

BUCKS RATHER THAN REVEAL

YOU DIDN'T NEED THEM ALL.

95% OF FEDERAL

EMPLOYEES THINK THE

SPENDING SPLURGES ARE A

PROBLEM AND DO EXIST.

WHAT DO GOOD PEOPLE DO

THAT?

I THINK IT IS BECAUSE OF

THE INCENTIVE TO ACTUALLY

SPEND THE MONEY.

WELL, LET'S NOT BLAME THE

PEOPLE.

LET'S CHANGE THE

INCENTIVES.

Reporter: THE EXPERTS

SUGGESTED TO THE SENATE

COMMITTEE REWARDING

GOVERNMENT WORKERS WHO

SAVE AND RETURN MONEY

RATHER THAN PUNISHING

THEM.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS,

CAPITOL HILL.

Charlene: BACK OVER

TO YOU, PAT.

Pat: THAT MON TRUS MONSTROSITY

HAS BEEN THERE.

AND YOU WONDER, ALL OF A

SUDDEN THERE IS A NEW

BRIDGE GOING UP IN YOUR

TOWN OR A NEW HIGHWAY TO

NOWHERE OR SOMETHING

BECAUSE THEY'VE GOT TO

SPEND THE MONEY, POUR IT

OUT.

BECAUSE IF THEY DON'T

SPEND IT, THEY LOSE THE

NEXT APPROPRIATIONS.

BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT THIS

BASE LINE SPENDING DOES.

IT IS SILLY.

ABOUT 80% OF WHAT OUR

GOVERNMENT DOES IS SILLY

OR FOOLISH, AND IT BREAKS

YOUR HEART.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, UP NEXT,

NO MEDICATIONS AND NO

DOCTORS.

JUST PRAYER AND WORSHIP.

WE'LL TAKE YOU INSIDE A

UNIQUE DRUG REHAB IN AN

UNIQUE DRUG REHAB IN AN

UNLIKELY COUNTRY, RIGHT

UNIQUE DRUG REHAB IN AN

UNIQUE DRUG REHAB IN AN

AFTER THIS.

UNIQUE DRUG REHAB IN AN

Pat: 54 YEARS.

I REMEMBER THAT

OCTOBER 1st DAY.

WE HAD A LITTLE TV STUDIO.

WE HAD ONE BLACK AND WHITE

CAMERA.

WE HAD NO SETS.

OUR PROP WAS A CARDBOARD

CROSS, CUT OUT OF

CARDBOARD AND PASTED

TOGETHER WITH MASKING TAPE

TO HOLD THE CROSS.

AND A CURTIN THAT WAS DRY

ROT.

IT WAS SOMETHING.

BUT WE WENT ON THE AIR.

WE'LL TELL YOU MORE ABOUT

THAT.

BUT WHAT I WANT TO TELL

YOU, REMEMBER IN HISTORY,

IT IS KIND OF A BLOT ON

THE BRITISH EMPIRE, BUT

THE BRITS WERE BUYING TEA

FROM CHINA AND THEY WERE

DRINKING A LOT OF TEA.

SO THEY HAD A TRADE

IMBALANCE, AND THEY SAID,

WHAT CAN WE SELL THE

CHINESE THAT WILL BALANCE

OFF OUR TRADE IN TEA.

THEY SAID IN INDIA, WE

PRODUCE SOMETHING THAT IS

CALLED -- WELL, WHETHER IT

IS COCAINE, MORPHINE,

WHATEVER, OPIUM.

THEY SAID WE WILL TAKE

THIS OPIUM, BALLS OF THIS

STUFF, AND WE'LL SHIP IT

INTO CHINA, AND THEN WE'LL

HAVE A BALANCE OF TRADE.

WELL, THE OPIUM WAS

ADDICTIVE, AND THE CHINESE

DIDN'T WANT IT.

AND THE BRITISH SAID,

WE'RE SORRY, YOU'RE GOING

TO HAVE TO TAKE IT WHETHER

YOU WANT IT OR NOT BECAUSE

WE HAVE AN IMBALANCE IN

TRADE.

AND THE CHINESE SAID NO

WAY.

AND THEN THEY HAD WHAT WAS

CALLED A BOXER REBELLION,

AND THE BRITS WENT IN

THERE AND SUPPRESSED THE

CHINESE AND FORCED THEM TO

TAKE THEIR OPIUM.

AND SOME OF THE GREAT

TONGUES, LIKE JARDIN

MATHESON, CAME INTO THE

FOREFRONT AND GOT VERY

RICH SELLING OPIUM TO THE

CHINESE.

THAT'S THE STORY OF IT.

AND THAT'S THE TRUE

HISTORY.

NOW, THE CHINESE WHO

DIDN'T WANT THAT OPIUM A

LONG TIME AGO ARE GETTING

HOOKED ON THE STUFF.

IT IS REALLY A SERIOUS

PROBLEM.

AND THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT

HAS REVEALED THIS SUMMER

THAT DRUG USE HAS SPREAD

TO 90% OF THE COUNTRY.

AND TO BATTLE THIS

EPIDEMIC, PEOPLE IN ONE

PROVINCE ARE TRYING

SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO

HELP ADDICTS KICK THE

HABIT.

THAT SOMETHING IS PRAYER.

AND GEORGE THOMSON BRINGS

US THAT STORY FROM UMAN,

CHINA.

George: IN THE SOUTH

PART OF UNAN PROVINCE,

NEAR THE BORDER OF CHINA

AND MYANMAR, LIES A UNIQUE

DRUG REHABILITATION

PROGRAM THAT IS MIXING

PRAYER AND BIBLE STUDY TO

CHANGE THE DESTINY OF

ADDICTS.

WE RELY ONLY ON GOD, ON

HIS MIGHTY POWER TO CHANGE

LIVES.

George: THIS MAN

HELPED START THE GOSPEL

CENTER IN 2007.

WE NEVER USE MEDICATION

OR OTHER EXTREME METHODS.

INSTEAD, WE FOLLOW A

SIMPLE ROUTINE EVERY DAY.

George: A ROUTINE OF

PRAYER...

FATHER, WE'RE

SUBMITTING IN FRONT OF YOU

TO PRAY FOR OUR BROTHERS.

WE PRAY HE CAN SEE YOUR

MIGHTY POWER HERE.

MAKE HIM REALIZE HIS

MISTAKES AND SINS, AND

REPENT TO YOU FOR A SECOND

CHANCE SO HE CAN GET A

SECOND LIFE AND LIVE FOR

JESUS.

George: WORSHIP...

*

George: BIBLE

VERSES...

I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE

GOSPEL BECAUSE IT IS THE

POWER OF GOD FOR THE

SALVATION OF EVERYONE WHO

BELIEVES.

FIRST FOR THE JEW AND THEN

FOR THE GENTILE.

*

George: FELLOWSHIP...

*

[APPLAUSE]

George: AND THEY

SERVE ONE ANOTHER.

THOSE WHO COME HERE FOR

HELP MUST SEE THE EVIDENCE

OF CHRIST'S POWER TO HEAL.

WE HAVE TO BE AN EXAMPLE

SO THAT OTHERS CAN

EXPERIENCE GOD'S LOVE.

George: HE SAYS IT IS

ALL ABOUT CREATING A SAFE

PLACE FOR STRUGGLING

PEOPLE.

THE RESULTS, HE SAYS,

SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES.

Reporter: SO FAR 60%

OF OUR ADDICTS HAVE

OVERCOME THEIR DRUG

PROBLEMS.

THOSE WHO HAVE RELAPSED

END UP COMING BACK TO THE

CENTER AND GOD TOUCHES

THEM.

WE'RE THANKFUL BECAUSE WE

KNOW EVERY SUCCESS IS FROM

HIM.

MY DRUG ADDICTION

STARTED IN 1989 AND IT

CONTINUED FOR 20 YEARS.

I WAS ADDICTED TO HEROIN.

I TRIED TO QUIT, BUT

FAILED.

I EVEN ENTERED A

GOVERNMENT-RUN CORRECTION

CENTER.

BUT I NEVER MANAGED TO

COME CLEAN.

I LOST ALL HOPE.

George: THAT CHANGED

IN 2010 WHEN HIS MOTHER

BEGGED HIM TO TRY TO

GOSPEL REHAB CENTER.

HE USED TO BE A VERY

OBEDIENT CHILD.

HE WAS A GOOD BOY, BUT WAS

LED ASTRAY.

I KNEW IF ANY PLACE COULD

HELP HIM, IT WAS THE

CENTER.

SO I PLEADED WITH HIM TO

GO.

George: HE AGREED.

THE CENTER REQUIRES EACH

ADDICT SPENT AT LEAST A

YEAR IN THE PROGRAM.

IN THE BEING, IT WAS

DIFFICULT.

I FOUND MYSELF IN

CONTINUOUS CONFLICT WITH

THE STAFF.

I REFUSED TO LISTEN TO

THEIR ADVICE, AND I

CONTINUED TO INSULT THEM.

I WOULDN'T PRAY OR READ

THE BIBLE.

George: BUT THE STAFF

DIDN'T GIVE UP.

THEY KEPT PRAYING GOD

WOULD TOUCH HIM, LIKE HE

TOUCHED SO MANY BEFORE HE

HAD COME BEFORE HIM.

WE SIMPLY RELY ON FAITH

AND THE POWER OF PRAYER.

George: HE SAYS IT

TOOK SOME TIME, AND

EVENTUALLY HE HAD A

REVELATION OF THE DEPTH OF

CHRIST'S LOVE AND

FORGIVENESS.

20 YEARS OF MY LIFE HAS

GONE, BUT I NEVER WANT TO

RETURN TO MY OLD LIFE.

I EVEN WENT TO PRISON, BUT

I KNOW GOD WILL RESTORE

THOSE YEARS THAT WERE

WASTED.

UNDOUBTEDLY, GOD HAS DONE

A MIRACULOUS WORK ON ME.

George: HE NOW WORKS

AS A COUNSELLOR HERE.

HE ALSO LOVES PLAYING

DRUMS DURING WORSHIP.

AND THE MIRACLE CONTINUES

AS HE TRAVELS AND SHARES

HIS TESTIMONY WITH OTHERS

OF WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A

LIFE IS TOUCHED BY GOD.

I BELIEVE IF I REPENT

SINCERELY AND ACCEPT JESUS

AS MY SAVIOR AND LORD, I

WILL BE FORGIVEN AND

WELCOMED INTO HIS KINGDOM.

NOW I KNOW THAT JESUS IS

THE HOPE OF DRUG ABUSERS.

George: THE FOLKS AT

THE CHRISTIAN REHAB CENTER

ARE PREPARING TO RECEIVE

MORE PATIENTS.

AND HERE IS WHY, NEW

NUMBERS RELEASED FROM THE

CHINA NARCOTICS AGENCY

ESTIMATE THERE ARE NOW IN

THIS COUNTRY MORE THAN

14 MILLION DRUG ADDICTS.

OUR CAMERAS WERE THERE ON

A RECENT AFTERNOON WHEN

THE CENTER OPENED ITS

DOORS TO A NEW ARRIVAL.

IN A PROVINCE KNOWN FOR

HIGH DRUG ADDICTION RATES,

THE GOSPEL REHAB CENTER

WORKS TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE, ONE LIFE AT A

TIME.

WHEN WE LOOK BACK, WE

CAN FIND GOD'S PURPOSE AND

PRESENCE THROUGH EVERYONE

AROUND US, FOR HE PLACED

THEM HERE.

FATHER, WE THANK YOU THAT

KNOWING US GIVES US JOY

AND OUR LIFE PURPOSE IS

FOUND IN YOU.

WE ASCRIBE ALL OF THE

GLORY TO YOU.

IN JESUS CHRIST NAME, WE

PRAY.

George: GEORGE

THOMAS, CBN NEWS, CHINA.

Pat: I'LL TELL YOU,

CHINA IS FAST BECOMING THE

LARGEST CHRISTIAN NATION

ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH.

THERE IS A GREAT REVIVAL

GOING ON THERE.

AND IT IS GOING TO

SNOWBALL.

IT'S NOT DIMINISHING.

IT IS BUILDING IN

INTENSITY.

AND WE SHARE THE ANGUISH

OF OUR CHINESE FRIENDS,

WITH THE FACT THAT THE

DRUGS HAVE TAKEN HOLD OF

MANY OF THE PEOPLE.

BUT THE GOSPEL IS THE

ANSWER.

AND WE'RE JUST SO GRATEFUL

TO THOSE WHO ARE PREACHING

THE GOSPEL.

CHINA IS AN AMAZING

COUNTRY.

AND I KNOW YOU READ ALL OF

THESE THINGS IN THE PRESS

ABOUT A STANDOFF AND ALL

OF THIS, AND YES, THEY ARE

STEALING OUR SECRETS, ETC.

BUT, NEVERTHELESS, AT THE

PERSON TO PERSON LEVEL,

THEY ARE HUNGRY FOR GOD

AND THEY ARE OUR BROTHERS

AND SISTERS IN CHRIST, AND

I'M DELIGHTED WITH WHAT IS

HAPPENING THERE.

TERRY?

Terry: COMING UP,

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A LOOK

BACK AT 54 YEARS OF

BROADCASTING, ALL MADE

POSSIBLE BECAUSE ONE MAN

HEARD AND HEEDED THE CALL

OF GOD.

Pat: I THINK HIS PLAN

IS FOR WORLD

EVANGELIZATION AND TO

BRING MILLIONS TO THE

KINGDOM, AND HE HAS LET ME

BE PART OF IT.

Terry: JOIN US FOR A

JOURNEY BACK TO THE

BEGINNINGS OF CBN AND

BEYOND OUR WILDEST DREAMS.

IT'S ALL NEXT.

Terry: THE YEAR WAS

1961.

AT 3:00 ON A SUNDAY

AFTERNOON ON

OCTOBER 1st, PAT

ROBERTSON MADE HIS FIRST

APPEARANCE ON TELEVISION.

HE WAS PRAYING IN FRONT OF

A CROSS MADE OUT OF

CARDBOARD, THE SIGNAL WAS

IN BLACK AND WHITE, AND

THE PICTURE WAS HALTING

AND SHAKY.

BUT FROM THAT FIRST

BROADCAST IN PORTSMITH,

VIRGINIA, THE GOSPEL HAS

GONE TO THE UTTER MOST

PARTS OF THE EARTH.

Reporter: WHEN YOU

TURN ON "THE 700 CLUB,"

YOU'RE WATCHING A PROGRAM

THAT HAS BEEN ON THE AIR

CONTINUOUSLY SINCE 1966.

CBN'S FLAGSHIP SHOW AND

ONE OF THE LONGEST RUNNING

TELEVISION SHOWS IN

TELEVISION HISTORY.

Pat: WE'VE PROBABLY

SEEN MORE PEOPLE COME TO

THE LORD THROUGH CBN THAN

ANY OTHER NATION IN THE

WORLD.

IT WASN'T ME.

IT WAS GOD.

Reporter: IT WAS AN

UNBELIEVABLE LEAP OF FAITH

FOR A MAN WHO DIDN'T OWN A

TV SET, TO JUMP INTO

TELECOMMUNICATIONS IN

1961.

Pat: I DIDN'T HAVE

ANY MONEY, BUT A LOT OF

FAITH, I SUPPOSE.

SO I GOT AN APPOINTMENT

WITH DAVID SUNAROFF.

AND HE WAS ON THE BOARD OF

CBS.

Reporter: HE BOUGHT

THE EQUIPMENT HE NEEDED

FROM RCA TO GET THE

TRANSMITTER AND CAMERA

WORKING.

54 YEARS AGO, HE SWITCHED

ON THE TRANSMITTER, FRAMED

UP THE CAMERA, AND WENT ON

THE AIR WITH HIS BIBLE IN

AIR.

THE INAUGURAL BROADCAST OF

THE CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING

NETWORK MADE IT TO THE END

OF THE BLOCK, AND FROM

THERE IT NEVER STOPPED.

OVER THE DECADES, MILLIONS

ON EVERY CONTINENT HAVE

RESPONDED TO CHRIST AS PAT

SPEAKS DIRECTLY TO

VIEWERS.

Pat: LORD JESUS --

THAT'S RIGHT, PRAY WITH

ME.

LORD JESUS, YOU KNOW WHAT

I'VE BEEN THROUGH.

Reporter: TODAY CBN

PROGRAMMING IS SEEN IN

MORE THAN 100 NATIONS

AROUND THE WORLD.

COUNTRIES ONCE COMPLETELY

CLOSED TO THE GOSPEL ARE

NOW NEW FRONTIERS.

WHAT BEGAN IN TIDEWATER,

VIRGINIA, IS SPANNING THE

GLOBE.

ALL OF THE BEST HUMAN

SCRATCH JESUSTRATEGIES IN THE WORLD

COULDN'T HAVE ACCOMPLISHED

THAT GOAL.

Pat: THE PLAN IS TO

BRING MILLIONS TO THE

KINGDOM, AND HE HAS LET ME

BE PART OF IT.

Reporter: IN 1978,

PAT WAS READING OUT OF THE

SCRIPTURES FROM ISAIAH.

Pat: IT IS IT TO

PROVIDE THE POOR WITH

SHELTER, AND WHEN YOU SEE

THE NAKED, TO CLOTHE HIM.

Reporter: WHEN THAT

BIBLICAL MANDATE, PAT

STARTED "OPERATION

BLESSING."

EARLY ON LEADERS, LIKE

PRESIDENT REAGAN, TOOK

NOTICE.

"OPERATION BLESSING"

HAS GIVEN MORE THAN

$2.5 MILLION TO CHURCHES.

THE RESULT HAS BEEN

FANTASTIC.

Reporter: NOW A FLEET

OF TRUCKS CROSSES THE

RELIEF.

WATER WELLS ARE DUG ON

EVERY CONTINENT, AND

ORPHANS ARE RESCUED.

IF A DISASTER STRIKES

ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD,

LIKE HAITI'S EARTHQUAKE OR

HURRICANES KATRINA AND

SANDY, "OPERATION

BLESSING" IS THERE WITH

EMERGENCY RELIEF.

Pat: "OPERATION

BLESSING" IS HELPING THE

POOR AND THE NEEDY.

WE DISTRIBUTE ABOUT

100 MILLION POUNDS OF FOOD

AND SUPPLIES TO THE INNER

CITIES OF AMERICA EVERY

YEAR.

Reporter: REGENT

UNIVERSITY BEGAN WITH 77

GRADUATE STUDENTS IN 1978.

GRADUATE STUDENTS IN 1978.

TODAY OVER 5,000 SCHOLARS

ARE TRAINING IN THE MAJOR

DISCIPLINES.

THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR

LAW AND JUSTICE WAS

ESTABLISHED FOR WHEN THE

RIGHTS OF RELIGIOUS PEOPLE

ARE VIOLATED, THEY HAVE A

STRONG ADVOCATE IN THE

COURTS.

THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR

LAW AND JUSTICE IS

STRAIGHTFORWARD, WE DEFEND

LIBERTY AND FREEDOM.

AND WHEN YOU TAKE IT AS A

MANDATE FROM GOD, IT IS

SOMETHING YOU DO WITH

EXCELLENCE.

WE DEFEND THE RIGHTS OF

RELIGIOUS PEOPLE TO ENGAGE

IN FREE SPEECH, TO SHARE

THEIR FAITH IN THE UNITED

STATES AND AROUND THE

WORLD.

[APPLAUSE]

Reporter: DEE DEE

ROBERTSON STANDS IN

AMAZEMENT OF IT ALL.

I HAVE SEEN MORE THAN I

EVER DREAMED I WOULD SEE.

I HAVE DONE MORE THAN I

EVER DREAMED I WOULD DO.

IT JUST HAS BEEN A VERY

EXCITING LIFE.

AND WORKING FOR THE LORD

IS AN EXCITING THING TO

DO.

FOLLOWING HIS LEADING AND

DOING THE THINGS THAT HE

WANTS YOU TO DO.

Pat: I THINK PERHAPS

MORE THAN ANYTHING,

THOUGH, ARE THE NUMBERS OF

PEOPLE WHO HAVE COME TO

THE LORD.

WHAT I'M DOING NOW IS OF

GREAT IMPORTANCE, WHICH IS

PREACHING THE GOSPEL.

Terry: AN AMAZING

STORY OF GOD'S

FAITHFULNESS AND THE VALUE

OF OBEDIENCE.

YOU KNOW, THAT ORIGINAL

YES --

Pat: I DIDN'T EVEN

OWN A TV SET.

GOD SAID, BUY A TV

STATION.

Terry: I THOUGHT OF

THAT AS YOU WERE GOING AND

LOOKING AT ALL OF THOSE

COMPONENTS TO

BROADCASTING.

I THOUGHT, DID YOU EVEN

KNOW WHAT THAT WAS?

Pat: NO.

OH, MAN!

Terry: PRETTY

AMAZING.

Pat: HASN'T THE LORD

BEEN GOOD?

54 YEARS!

Terry: HIS THOUGHTS

ARE SO MUCH BIGGER THAN

OURS AND GREATER THAN

OURS.

I THINK YOU CAUGHT THE

VISION OF THE LITTLE BIT

IN THE BEGINNING, AND WHEN

WE SAY YES, GOD BEGINS TO

REVEAL MORE.

AND WOULD I ALSO LOVE IS

THE STORY OF HOW PEOPLE

CAME ALONGSIDE OF YOU.

I THINK EVERYBODY WANTS

TO -- EVERYBODY WHO

BELIEVES WANTS TO DO

SOMETHING THAT THEY KNOW

IS GOING TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

Pat: THEY WERE A BIT

RELUCTANT AT FIRST, I MUST

SAY.

I WANTED 300 PEOPLE --

ACTUALLY, 700 IN THE EARLY

DAYS.

700 PEOPLE GIVING $10 A

MONTH.

I ONLY GOT ABOUT 330

PEOPLE.

END OF STORY.

THAT WAS THE CAKE THAT WE

HAD TO CUT.

Terry: THERE IS

ALWAYS A TEST IN THE

PROCESS.

AND YOU ENDURED AND

SUSTAINED THINGS.

Pat: IT IS PEOPLE

PRAISING GOD.

YOU PRAISE GOD IN THE

MIDST OF THE SORROWS.

YOU PRAISE GOD IN THE

MIDST OF THE BLESSING.

YOU GIVE GOD PRAISE.

THAT'S THE ANSWER.

FOLKS, IF YOU'RE HAVING A

DIFFICULT TIME, AND I KNOW

WHAT IT IS LIKE TO HAVE A

DIFFICULT TIME -- LET'S

FACE IT, I KEPT THE BOOKS

AT CBN.

THE FIRST TOTAL YEAR OF

OPERATION, WE HAD $8,000.

Terry: I THINK YOU

MIGHT HAVE BEEN IN CHARGE

OF HOUSEKEEPING, TOO?

Pat: OF COURSE YOU

SWEPT THE FLOOR.

I COULDN'T AFFORD A

HOUSEKEEPER OR CLEANING

LADY.

I WAS THE CLEANING LADY.

WE HAD 8,000 THE FIRST

YEAR AND 20,000 THE SECOND

YEAR.

YOU TAKE WHAT GOD GIVES

YOU AND YOU PRAISE HIM FOR

IT, AND WATCH WHAT HE

DOES.

Terry: THERE IS STILL

SO MUCH MORE TO BE DONE.

I WANT TO SAY TO PEOPLE

YOU CAN BE A PART OF WHAT

GOD IS DOING TODAY AND ON

AN ONGOING BASIS.

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB," IF

YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY DONE

IT.

AND FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO

HAVE, WE WANT TO INVITE

YOU TODAY TO INCREASE YOUR

CLUB LEVEL.

A GENERAL MEMBER IS $65

CENTS A DAY OR $20 A

MONTH.

AND WHEN YOU CALL OUR

TOLL-FREE NUMBER ON OUR

SCREEN AND SAY, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB," WE

WANT TO SEND YOU "THE

TRANSFORMING WORD."

PAT WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT

SOME OF THE DIFFICULTIES

YOU CAN FACE IN LIFE, BUT

THIS IS VERSES TO OVERCOME

FEAR AND EXPERIENCE PEACE.

THIS IS A C.D. AND A

D.V.D.

SO YOU'RE GETTING JUST A

DOUBLE TEACHING ON ALL OF

THIS, AND A DOUBLE INPUT

IN THE WORD OF GOD.

IF YOU GO UP TO "THE 700

CLUB" GOLD WITH A GIFT OF

$40 A MONTH, WE'RE GOING

TO SEND YOU YOUR COPY OF

THIS AND TWO EXTRAS TO

GIVE TO FAMILY AND

FRIENDS.

SOME OF YOU WHO ARE "THE

700 CLUB" GOLD MEMBERS, GO

UP TO THE THOUSAND CLUB

LEVEL OR HIGHER.

THAT'S $84 A MONTH.

WHEN YOU DO, WE'RE GOING

TO SEND YOU FIVE COPIES.

Pat: HAVE YOU

LISTENED TO IT?

Terry: I LOVE IT.

I KEEP IT IN MY CAR

BECAUSE WE ALL DRIVE SO

MUCH TODAY, AND I PUNCH

THAT IN AND THE WORD OF

GOD IS FLOWING IN MEYER

CAMY CARAND IN ME HEAD AND IN MY

HEART.

Pat: I WENT INTO THE

AUDIO ROOM AND I READ

THOSE SCRIPTURES.

I HOPE THEY INSPIRE OTHERS

WHO HEAR THEM.

Terry: INDEED.

STILL AHEAD, A RECORD

PRODUCER DESCRIBES LIFE IN

THE FAST LANE.

I HAD NEVER SEEN THAT

MUCH MONEY AT ONE TIME IN

MY ENTIRE LIFE.

WHAT YOU DO WITH THE MONEY

IS ONE THING, AND WHAT YOU

DO WITH THE GROUPIES IS

OTHER THING.

Terry: SEE HOW THIS

RADIO STAR WAS TOTALLY

TRANSFORMED AFTER WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB."

Charlene: WELCOME

BACK TO "THE 700 CLUB."

NO GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWNS

FOR NOW.

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS SIGNED

A SHORT-TERM BILL THAT

AVOIDS A SHUTDOWN.

IT ONLY FUNDS AGENCIES

THROUGH DECEMBER 11th.

> THE OKLAHOMA

REPUBLICAN PARTY IS

OFFERING TO PROVIDE A HOME

FOR A 10 COMMANDMENTS

MONUMENT THAT HAS BEEN

ORDERED TO BE REMOVED FROM

THE STATE CAPITAL GROUNDS.

THE REPUBLICANS SAID THEY

COULD PUT IT AT THE

PARTY'S STATE

HEADQUARTERS' BUILDING.

THE OKLAHOMA SUPREME COURT

RULED EARLIER THIS YEAR

THAT THE MONUMENT VIOLATED

A PROVISION IN THE STATE

CONSTITUTION.

> YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

GOING TO OUR WEBSITE AT

cbnnews.com.

PAT AND TERRY ARE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Pat: IT'S HAPPY

BIRTHDAY CBN.

OUR FIRST BROADCAST,

OCTOBER 1, AND IT WAS A

SUNDAY AFTER, OCTOBER 1,

1961.

AND MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ON

EVERY CONTINENT HAVE

RESPONDED TO THE

INVITATION TO MAKE JESUS

CHRIST THEIR LORD AND

SAVIOR.

BERNIE MILLER IS ONE OF

THE MILLIONS WHO HAVE

ACCEPTED THE LORD DURING

THESE YEARS.

HE WAS A BIG-TIME MUSIC

PRODUCER WHO BLEW THROUGH

MONEY AS FAST AS HE MADE

IT.

BUT FOR YEARS, BERNIE WAS

EMPTY INSIDE.

UNTIL ONE MORNING, HE WAS

ALONE IN HIS HOTEL ROOM,

AND HE TURNED ON -- GUESS

WHAT?

-- THE "700 CLUB."

Reporter: HE

DELIVERED THE NEWSPAPER TO

A RADIO STATION IN

BALTIMORE.

HE CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF

JAMES BROWN AT WEBB, WHO

ASKED BERNIE TO RECORD A

PUBLIC SERVICE

ANNOUNCEMENT.

BERNIE WAS ONLY 15 AND HE

WAS HOOKED.

I WAS A DISEMBODIED

VOICE.

I LOVED BEING BEHIND THE

MICROPHONE AND NOT BEING

SEEN, AND DOING AND SAYING

THINGS IN A CERTAIN WAY

THAT WOULD ENCOURAGE

PEOPLE.

Reporter: BY HIS

20s, BERNIE WAS LIVING

OUT HIS WILDEST RADIO

DREAMS AND WORKING FOR A

TOP THREE MARKET IN

CHICAGO.

HE WAS SWEPT UP IN A

WORLD-WIND OF SUCCESS,

MONEY, AND GLAMOUR.

MY LIFESTYLE WHEN I WAS

IN THE RADIO WORLD WAS

FAST LANE.

IT IS FILLED WITH A LOT OF

DRUGS AND A LOT OF

GROUPIES.

AND A LOT OF MONEY, TOO,

THAT CAN BE MADE.

AND WHAT YOU DO WITH THE

MONEY IS ONE THING.

AND WHAT YOU DO WITH THE

GROUPIES IS ANOTHER THING.

IT WAS CALLING UP

PROSTITUTES AND HAVING

PEOPLE COME OVER AND USING

AND ABUSING DRUGS.

IT IS A DOG EAT DOG WORLD,

AND I HAD TO GET

ACCLIMATED TO IT.

AND SO WHEN THAT HAPPENS,

YOU USE THINGS TO GIVE YOU

A BOOST.

AND I USED COCAINE TO GIVE

ME A BOOST.

I USED MARIJUANA TO RELAX.

IT WAS SUCH A VICIOUS

CYCLE.

Reporter: HE WAS

OFFERED A JOB IN NEW YORK,

ANOTHER TOP THREE MARKET.

DURING THAT TIME, HE BEGAN

TO WRITE MUSIC.

WITH CREDITS SUCH AS "I

CAN'T STAND THE RAIN,"

MADE FAMOUS BY ANN

PEEBLES.

AND I REMEMBER A CHECK

ONE TIME THAT I GOT.

AND I HAD NEVER SEEN THAT

MUCH MONEY IN MY LIFE.

I USED EVERY DROP OF IT ON

DRUGS.

Reporter: AND IN

1977, SONY OFFERED HIM A

POSITION.

HIS ROSTER INCLUDED

MICHAEL JACKSON AND LUTH

THAARVANDROSE AND OTHERS.

ONE DAY BERNIE REALIZED IT

WASN'T ENOUGH.

I WOKE UP AFTER BEING

THERE FOR A YEAR, AND I

SAID, IS THIS IT?

I WORKED ALL OF THESE

YEARS TO GET HERE AND

THERE IS SOMETHING

MISSING.

THERE WAS A VOID IN MY

LIFE.

THE NIGHT BEFORE I KNEW I

WAS WATCHING AN X-RATED

MOVIE, AND I DON'T KNOW IF

I ROLLED OVER ON THE

REMOTE CONTROL -- I DON'T

KNOW WHAT HAPPENED, BUT I

WOKE UP THAT MORNING AND I

TURNED THE TV ON AND IT

WAS "THE 700 CLUB."

AND THERE WAS SOMEONE ON

THERE SAYING, THERE IS

SOMEONE WHO IS STRUGGLING

RIGHT NOW.

AND YOU ARE AT A POINT IN

YOUR LIFE WHERE YOU HAVE

MADE IT, YOU'VE DONE ALL

OF THE THINGS YOU WANTED

TO DO, BUT THERE IS

SOMETHING THAT IS MISSING.

AND I WANT TO TELL YOU

THAT THAT SOMETHING

MISSING IS JESUS.

AND HE PURPOSELY PUT A

CHRIST-SHAPED VACUUM IN

YOUR LIFE.

THE NEXT THING I KNEW, I

WAS ON MY KNEES, ASKING

THE LORD TO COME INTO MY

LIFE AND TO SAVE ME.

IT WAS A TOTAL PERSONALITY

CHANGE, SO TO SPEAK.

I FOUND MYSELF NOT WANTING

TO DO THE THINGS I USED TO

DO.

I ASKED THE LORD TO TAKE

THE TASTE OF CIGARETTES

AND ALCOHOL AND ANY OTHER

SUBSTANCES OUT OF MY

TASTEBUDS.

AND HE DID.

AND AS I THINK ABOUT THAT

MOMENT, THINGS HAVE

CHANGED IN MY LIFE.

Reporter: AFTER

BERNIE GAVE HIS LIFE TO

CHRIST, HE FOUND IT

DIFFICULT TO CONTINUE HIS

WORK WITH THE RECORD

LABEL.

THE NEXT YEAR, SONY

DECIDED NOT TO RENEW HIS

CONTRACT.

AND BERNIE MILLER MOVED TO

CHATTANOOGA TO BECOME A

CHRISTIAN RADIO ANNOUNCER.

EVENTUALLY HE ATTENDED

SEMINARY AND BECAME A

FULL-TIME PASTOR.

WITH ALL OF THE GOLD

RECORDS AND ALL OF THE

FAMOUS PEOPLE THAT I'VE

KNOWN MEAN NOTHING TO ME

COMPARED TO THE

RELATIONSHIP I FOUND BY

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB."

AND ANYONE WHO'S HURTING,

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS WANT

JESUS.

AND WHEN I WAS AT THE TOP

OF MY CAREER, I DIDN'T

REALLY NEED ANYTHING, BUT

THERE WAS A VOID IN MY

LIFE.

YOU HAVE A LOT OF MONEY,

YOU'RE VERY SUCCESSFUL,

BUT ALL OF THOSE THINGS

DON'T MEAN ANYTHING TO

YOU.

AT THE END OF THE DAY, YOU

STILL HAVE A VOID IN YOUR

LIFE.

AND THAT VOID IS A

RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS

CHRIST.

THAT'S THAT SAME VOID THAT

I HAD.

AND YOU WON'T BE HAPPY

UNTIL YOU DO WHAT I DO,

AND THAT IS ASK HIM TO BE

YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR.

Pat: I COULDN'T SAY

IT ANY MORE ELOQUENTLY

THAN BERNIE DID.

THERE IS A VOID IN YOUR

LIFE.

YOU WATCH THIS PROGRAM AND

YOU SAY, I'VE GOT A VOID.

YOU SAY, I MAKE A LOT OF

MONEY, I'VE JUST MADE A

BIG SALE, I HAVE SOLD SOME

PROPERTY AND I GOT A BIG

COMMISSION, AND YOU MAY

HAVE A GOOD MARRIAGE, BUT

SOMETHING IS MISSING.

SOMETHING IS MISSING.

AND YOU SAY, WHAT IS IT?

WELL, THE SOMETHING IS GOD

MADE YOU TO HAVE

FELLOWSHIP WITH HIM.

AND UNTIL YOU HAVE HIM IN

YOUR HEART, THERE IS GOING

TO BE A VOID THERE.

THERE WILL BE A CONTINUOUS

VOID.

YOU CAN TRY TO FILL IT

WITH DRUGS.

YOU CAN FILL IT WITH

ALCOHOL.

YOU CAN FILL IT WITH

ILLICIT SEX.

YOU CAN FILL IT WITH

MONEY.

YOU CAN FILL IT WITH FAME.

YOU CAN FILL IT WITH ALL

KINDS OF THINGS.

BUT IT WILL NEVER BE

COMPLETELY FILLED UNTIL

YOU FILL THAT VOID WITH

JESUS.

AND WHAT BERNIE SAID IS

ABSOLUTELY TRUE.

AND I OFFER YOU TODAY, ON

A SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY OF

THIS BROADCAST -- I ASK

YOU TO PRAY WITH ME RIGHT

NOW.

AND IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE

LORD, RIGHT NOW -- PLEASE,

DON'T GO ANYWAY.

ANYWHERE.

I WANT YOU TO BOW WITH ME

RIGHT NOW AND PRAY WITH ME

THESE WORDS.

DO IT NOW.

STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND

BOW YOUR HEAD RIGHT NOW

AND PRAY WITH ME THESE

WORDS.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT, SAY

IT.

JESUS, I ADMIT TO YOU,

LORD, THAT I AM A SINNER.

I ADMIT TO YOU THAT I HAVE

NOT OBEYED YOUR LAWS.

I ADMIT TO YOU THAT I AM

FAR AWAY FROM MY FATHER'S

HOUSE.

AND RIGHT NOW, JESUS, I

ASK THAT YOU WILL HEAR MY

PRAYER, AND THAT YOU WILL

COME INTO MY HEART.

I OPEN MY HEART TO YOU,

AND I GIVE YOU MY LIFE.

COME IN, LORD.

TAKE OVER.

AND FROM THIS MOMENT ON, I

AM YOURS.

THANK YOU THAT YOU DIED

FOR ME.

THANK YOU THAT YOU ROSE

AGAIN.

NOW, I WANT TO PRAY FOR

YOU.

FATHER, FOR EVERYONE WHO

PRAYED JUST THEN, LET THE

ANOINTING OF THE HOLY

SPIRIT COME UPON THEM NOW.

TOUCH THEM.

AMEN.

NOW, IF YOU PRAYED WITH

ME, I WANT TO GIVE YOU

SOMETHING.

YOU SAY, WELL, WHAT DO I

DO NEXT?

I HAD THE PRIVILEGE A FEW

YEARS AGO, ACTUALLY, OF

GOING TO OUR AUDIO ROOM

AND MAKING A COMPACT DISC

C.D., 73 MINUTES LONG.

IT IS VERY COMPREHENSIVE

ABOUT WHAT IS NEXT.

WHAT ABOUT BEING BORN

AGAIN?

WHAT ABOUT YOUR SINS THAT

ARE FORGIVEN?

WHAT ABOUT THE SECOND

COMING OF JESUS?

WHAT ABOUT BEING BAPTIZED

IN THE HOLY SPIRIT?

IT IS ALL HERE.

I'LL GIVE YOU THIS IF YOU

JUST GIVE US A CALL.

SAY, I PRAYED WITH PAT AND

I GAVE MY HEART TO THE

LORD.

IT IS 1-800-759-0700.

IT IS TOLL-FREE.

IF YOU DON'T WANT TO GIVE

US YOUR NAME, THAT'S COOL,

TOO.

JUST CALL ANYWAY.

TELEPHONES ARE AVAILABLE.

IN CASE THE PHONES ARE

BUSY, WE'LL BE HERE ALL

DAY LONG.

AND WE'VE GOT A LOT OF

PEOPLE WHO JUST CAN'T WAIT

TO TALK TO YOU.

THAT'S WHAT THEY DO

BECAUSE THEY LOVE THE

LORD.

SO CALL RIGHT NOW.

1-800-759-0700.

TERRY?

Terry: FRANCIS ASKS,

IF A PERSON COMMITS SEXUAL

IMMORTALITY AFTER HE HAS

ACCEPTED THE LORD AS

SAVIOR, DOES HE LOSE HIS

SALVATION?"

STAY TUNED FOR PAT'S

ANSWER.

IT IS COMING UP JUST

AHEAD.

Terry: TIME TO "BRING

IT ON" WITH YOUR E-MAIL

QUESTIONS.

PAT, THIS FIRST ONE COMES

FROM FRANCIS WHO SAYS, "IF

A PERSON COMMITS SEXUAL

IMMORALITY AFTER HE

ACCEPTED THE LORD AS

SAVIOR, DOES HE LOSE HIS

SALVATION?

DOES HE STILL HAVSALVATION?"

Pat: FRANCIS, I WANT

YOU TO KNOW YOU'RE A

SEXUAL BEING.

GOD MADE US THAT WAYMENT

ANWAY.AND WE HAVE SEXUAL URGES.

YOU SAY, I ACCEPTED JESUS,

BUT I GORGED MYSELF AT

DINNER.

WELL, THAT'S GLUTTONY.

BUT THE LORD HAS MADE US

WITH THESE DESIRES.

HE KNOWS YOU'RE MADE OUT

OF DUST.

HE KNOWS YOU'RE HUMAN.

AND HE'LL FORGIVE YOU.

JUST COME TO HIM AND ASK

FOR HIS FORGIVENESS.

OF COURSE, SIN IS SIN, BUT

DON'T BEAT YOURSELF UP.

GOD WANTS YOU TO BE

CLEANSED FROM DEAD WORKS

TO SERVE THE LIVING GOD.

HE SAYS, COME TO ME, AND

I'LL FORGIVE YOUR SINS AND

YOUR BACK SLIDING.

THE FACT THAT YOU ACCEPTED

THE LORD AND THEN YOU

FELL -- IT HAPPENS TO US.

WE ARE FALLIBLE HUMAN

BEINGS, AND GOD KNOWS

THAT.

HE IS SO UNDERSTANDING AND

LOVING.

Terry: ANGELA WANTS

TO KNOW, "CAN SATAN HEAR

YOUR THOUGHTS?"

Pat: I DON'T THINK

SO.

BUT I DON'T HAVE ANY

CONCRETE SCRIPTURE TO BACK

IT UP.

THAT'S MY PERSONAL BELIEF.

I DON'T THINK HE TUNES IN

ON OUR THOUGHTS.

Terry: MICHELLE SAYS,

"PAT, I ACCEPTED CHRIST

INTO MY LIFE A COUPLE OF

MONTHS AGO, BUT EVERY DAY

I FEEL LIKE I'M DRAWING

FURTHER AWAY FROM THE

LORD.

I'M AFRAID OF MAKING

DECISIONS THAT COULD LEAD

ME TO HELL.

AS A YOUNG PERSON, HOW CAN

I DRAW MYSELF CLOSER TO

HIM?"

Pat: BY TAKING HEED

THERE TWO ACCORDING TO

THREE WORD.

IT IS ALL ACCORDING TO THE

WORD OF GOD.

YOU'RE IN THE BIBLE.

SPEND TIME EVERY DAY IN

THE BIBLE.

AND, ALSO, EVERY DAY --

JOHN WESLEY SAID THERE

WASN'T A DAY THAT I WENT

BY THAT I DON'T PLEAD THE

BLOOD OF JESUS.

HE WAS ONE OF THE GREAT

SAINTS OF GOD.

WE ALL HAVE THIS.

YOU'RE SAVED BECAUSE OF

THE IMUTABLE, ETERNAL WORD

OF GOD, WHO SAYS YOU'RE

ACCEPTED INTO THE BELOVED.

YOU'RE ADOPTED INTO THE

FAMILY OF GOD.

SO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IS

TO THANK HIM.

BUT DO SPEND TIME.

IF THERE IS STUFF IN YOUR

LIFE THAT IS NOT RIGHT,

KEEP SHORT ACCOUNTS WITH

GOD.

I'M SORRY, LORD, I DID

THIS.

I DID THE OTHER.

PLEASE FORGIVE ME AND I

JUST WORSHIP YOU AND THANK

YOU.

SPEND A LOT OF TIME

PRAISING HIM AND

WORSHIPPING HIM.

Terry: WE'RE GOING TO

TAKE A QUICK BREAK BECAUSE

WE'RE GOING TO FINISH

CELEBRATING THIS BIG

ANNIVERSARY.

WE'LL BE BACK TO CAP OFF

THAT CELEBRATION OF 54

YEARS OF BROADCASTING.

STAY TUNED.

Pat: JUST A TINY

LITTLE BEGINNING FROM WHAT

WE SEE TODAY.

IT IS THE FAITHFULNESS OF

GOD.

HEY, AT THE CONCLUSION OF

54 YEARS I CAN STAND HERE

WITH THIS WONDERFUL STAFF

BEHIND ME, AND TERRY, AND

SAY, GOD IS FAITHFUL.

OH, MY GOODNESS!

HALLELUJAH.

Terry: IN TODAY'S

WORLD, THAT'S A SCARY

SOUND, RIGHT?

Pat: YOU THINK THERE

ARE TERRORISTS IN OUR

MIDST.

PRAISE THE LORD!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, CBN,

AND HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO

ALL OF YOU.

I THANK GOD FOR ALL OF

YOU.

I'M SUPPOSED TO PRAISE THE

LORD.

I'M SUPPOSED TO CUT THIS

CAKE.

I HATE TO DO IT, IT IS SO

PRETTY.

YOU DON'T EAT CAKE?

Terry: SURE.

Pat: SURE.

GIVE THAT TO SOMEBODY.

Terry: THANK YOU, I

WILL.

CONFETTI AND ALL.

Pat: GOD BLESS ALL OF

YOU, AND WE PRAISE GOD AND

THANK HIM FOR 54 YEARS OF

FAITHFULNESS, HITHER TO

HAVE THE LORD BLESSED US,

AND WE PRAISE HIM FOR IT.

WE LEAVE YOU WITH TODAY'S

POWER MINUTE FROM FROM

MATTHEW: "GO THEREFORE AND

MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL

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