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700 Club Interactive - October 10, 2016

Addiction to prescription meds causes a pastor to become an atheist. Read Transcript


Gordon: IT'S

OFFICIAL, A BOY IN NORWAY

IS NOW ANNA.

IN SOME WEEKS I'M GOING

TO HAVE A NEW PASSPORT,

AND ITS GOING TO SAY "S,"

MY NAME IS ANNA, AND,

YEAH, THAT'S GOING TO BE

GREAT.

Gordon: AND HER NEW

IDENTITY ONLY REQUIRES

FILLING OUT AN ONLINE

FORM.

CHILDREN CHOOSING THEIR

GENDER, ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

WELL, WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

EVER SINCE BRUCE JENNER

BECAME CAITLIN, THERE

SEEMS LIKE THERE MORE

GENDER CONFUSION THAN EVER

BEFORE.

Terry: ISN'T THAT THE

TRUTH?

AT SEVERAL UNIVERSITIES,

SCHOOLS ARE CHANGING

POLICIES TO ACCOMMODATE

STUDENTS WHO DON'T WANT TO

BE IDENTIFIED AS MALE OR

FEMALE.

THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

IS ADDING A NEW PRONOUN,

"Z."

Gordon: HERE IS A

LOOK AT HOW TO BREAK DOWN

THAT PRONOUN.

STUDENTS AT U.M. WERE

ASKED TO CHOOSE A

PREFERRED PERSONAL

PRONOUN.

AND THEIR CHOICE IS NOW

REFLECTED ON CLASS

ROSTERS.

AND THAT'S -- I DON'T KNOW

WHAT TO DO WITH THIS.

Terry: I THINK THAT

IS CRAZY.

Gordon: CHANGING THE

LANGUAGE --

[LAUGHTER]

Terry: I DON'T KNOW.

Gordon: AM I TOO OLD

TO CHANGE.

Terry: OR MAYBE

THEY'RE TOO YOUNG TO

CHANGE.

THAT MIGHT BE THE ISSUE.

Gordon: WHAT DO YOU

THINK IS DRIVING THIS?

Terry: I DON'T --

THERE JUST SEEMS TO BE

SOMETHING IN OUR CULTURE

THAT WANTS TO PUSH BACK

AGAINST NORM, YOU KNOW?

AND A LOT OF IT -- I DON'T

KNOW, MAYBE I'M JUST

OVERSIMPLIFYING THIS.

IN SCRIPTURE -- I THINK

THEMENT STHE SCRIPTURE THAT SAYS,

TALK TO YOUR CHILDREN

ABOUT THE HISTORY OF WHO I

AM AND WHAT I'VE DONE.

WHEN YOU'RE PUTTING THEM

TO BED, WHEN YOU'RE AT THE

TABLE -- MAYBE WE HAVEN'T

DONE THAT.

Gordon: IT'S A LOT

MORE THAN "MAYBE," WE

HAVEN'T.

Terry: WITHOUT THAT

KNOWLEDGE OF THE HISTORY

OF WHO HE IS AND WHO WE

ARE, IN KIND OF UP FOR

GRABS.

WE CAN BE WHOEVER WE WANT

TO BE.

IT IS A LITTLE CRAZY.

Gordon: WE'VE LOST

SIGHT OF MALE AND FEMALE.

OUR SEXUAL IDENTITY IS

GOD'S IDEA.

Terry: WELL,

PRECISELY.

AND THE FACT THAT WE THINK

WE CAN JUST ADD A NEW

PRONOUN TO A LANGUAGE THAT

HAS BEEN AROUND FOR A

WHILE, YOU KNOW, IS JUST A

LITTLE CRAZY.

BUT, WHATEVER.

HERE IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF

TAKING THIS GENDER THING

TOO FAR.

SOME UNIVERSITIES HAVE

ANNOUNCED THAT THEY'LL NO

LONGER ELECT A HOMECOMING

KING AND QUEEN -- OF

COURSE -- AT THE

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN.

WHAT ARE YOU GUYS DOING UP

THERE.

Gordon: THEY'RE

CHEESEHEADS.

Terry: STUDENTS WILL

CHOOSE TWO ROYALTY.

THEIR LGBTQ COORDINATOR

SAYS IT COULD BE TWO MEN,

TO WOMEN, TWO TRANS FOLKS.

I THINK THIS IS A VERY

LOGICAL AND WELCOME CHANGE

TO HOMECOMING AND WILL

ONLY MAKE IT BETTER.

WAS IT BROKEN?

Gordon: I GUESS NOT.

BUT LET'S GO BACK TO THOSE

CHEESEHEADS BECAUSE THE

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN

STAFF, THEY DON'T WANT TO

BE OUTDONE.

THEY'RE REPLACING THEIR

TITLES WITH STUDENT

DIPLOMAT.

THEY'LL BECOME STAUT

AMBASSADORS.

Terry: YOU HAVE TO BE

CAREFUL ABOUT THAT BECAUSE

OVERWEIGHT PEOPLE MIGHT BE

OFFENDED BY THAT.

Gordon: I WANT TO BE

THE STAUT.

RIGHT NOW I'M SITTING NEXT

TO "Z" AMERICA, BECAUSE

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO

CHANGE A WHOLE LOT,

WHETHER IT IS BEAUTY

CONTESTS OR HOMECOMING

KING AND QUEEN --

Terry: MY WORD.

WHERE ARE WE GOING WITH

THAT?

Gordon: "Z"

PRESIDENT, WHERE DOES THIS

END?

Terry: I DON'T KNOW.

I THINK THAT IS THE PERIL

OF IT.

WE TALKED ABOUT THAT WITH

OTHER ISSUES THAT STARTED

DECADES AGO AND NOW ARE

REMAINING WITH

REPERCUSSIONS IN OUR

CULTURE.

I THINK THIS IS GOING TO

BE ONE OF THEM.

WE HAVEN'T YET SEEN THE

PROBLEMS THAT ARE GOING TO

COME OUT OF THIS.

OF COURSE PEOPLE --

Gordon: I THINK

PEOPLE DO SEE THE

PROBLEMS.

Terry: DO YOU THINK

SO?

I THINK WE'RE JUST

SCRATCHING THE TIP OF THE

EISENBERG WITICEBERG.

Gordon: THE ONES WHO

ARE PROMOTING IT WANT TO

SEE THOSE PROBLEMS.

Terry: I'M SURE.

AND HAVE A PERSONAL AGENDA

FOR ALL OF THAT.

BUT WHEN YOU ASK A WHOLE

CULTURE TO CHANGE BECAUSE

A VERY SMALL GROUP OF

PEOPLE DOESN'T LIKE THE

WAY THAT THE TERMINOLOGY

IS USED, OR HOW THEY MIGHT

BE LABELLED -- I THINK

THERE ARE OTHER WAYS OF

HANDLING THAT.

Gordon: WELL, THEY'RE

MANUFACTURING THAT THERE

IS SOME OUTPOURING OF

SUPPORT.

IT IS LIKE THE REPORT

TODAY THAT OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION CLAIMED

THERE WAS AN OUTPOURING OF

SUPPORT AND THE FREEDOM OF

INFORMATION REQUEST FOUND

THERE WERE ONLY SIX

LETTERS.

SO THAT WAS ON THE

TRANSGENDER BATHROOM

ISSUE.

AND ARE WE -- I JUST THINK

WHERE DOES FAMILY BEGIN

AND END?

Terry: WELL, DEFINE

FAMILY?

Gordon: AND NOW

FAMILY BECOMES VERY

EMORPHUS.

AND WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

AND DOES THAT ALLOW THE

STATE A GREATER CONTROL

OVER THE CHILDREN AND OVER

ALL OF US --

Terry: OVER ALL OF

US.

Gordon: -- AND

RAISING US IN PARTICULAR

MINDSETS.

Terry: THAT'S WHERE I

THINK WE'RE JUST

SCRATCHING THE SURFACE.

Gordon: THAT'S WHAT I

THINK THEY INTENDED.

Terry: BEYOND A

DOUBT.

THE TAIL IS WAGGING THE

DOG.

Gordon: WE NEED TO BE

AWARE.

I'M VERY DISTURBED WITH

THE U.S. COMMISSION OF

HUMAN RIGHTS COMING OUT

AND SAYING ANYONE WHO

WANTS TO CLAIM

CHRISTIANITY IS THE

SUPREME RELIGION, THE BEST

RELIGION, THAT IS

INHERENTLY DISCRIMINATORY,

AND YOU ARE BEING A

HYPOCRITE BY SAYING THAT.

THEY'RE GOING TO ENFORCE

THESE THINGS, AND WE AS

AMERICANS NEED TO WAKE UP,

THAT OUR RELIGIOUS

LIBERTIES ARE AT STAKE.

> WELL, A NEW LAW IN

NORWAY MEANS CHILDREN AS

YOUNG AS SIX YEARS OLD CAN

CHOOSE THEIR GENDER.

Terry: 10-YEAR-OLD

ANNA FU LYNN MISHA IS ONE

OF THE YOUNG CHILDREN WHO

HAVE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF

THAT MEASURE.

IT ALLOWS NORWEGIAN

CHILDREN TO SELF-IDENTIFY

AS MALE OR FEMALE, AS LONG

AS THEY HAVE THEIR

PARENTS' CONSENT.

IN A FEW WEEKS I'M

GOING TO HAVE A NEW

PASSPORT, AND IT WILL SAY

"S," AND MY NAME IS ANNA.

AND, YEAH, THAT'S GOING TO

BE GREAT.

I THINK IT IS A

BEAUTIFUL THING THAT

NORWAY FINALLY CAN

RECOGNIZE HER AS THE GIRL

SHE ACTUALLY FEELS SHE IS.

Gordon: WELL, ONE

GROUP TARGETING CHILDREN

WITH THEIR BELIEFS ABOUT

GENDER IS CALLED "QUEER

KIDS STUFF."

AND THEY RELEASED A VIDEO

CALLED "WHAT IS GENDER?"

THE VIDEO TEACHES THAT

SOME PEOPLE AREN'T BORN

BOYS OR GIRLS.

Terry: THAT VIDEO

AGGRAVATED JASON OF THE

BENOM BROTHERS.

HE SPOKE OUT.

MY AS MY BROTHER AND I

HAVE BEEN TRAVELLING THE

COUNTRY, SPEAKING TO A LOT

OF DIFFERENT SPIRITUAL

LEADERS, WE ASK THIS

QUESTION: WHAT ARE YOU

EDUCATING YOUR OWN KIDS ON

THIS TYPE OF STUFF WHEN

YOU'VE GOT FOLKS TEACHING

YOUNG CHILDREN, 5-YEAR-OLD

AND 6-YEAR-OLD KIDS YOU

CAN BE A BOY OR A GIRL, IT

DOESN'T MATTER.

ONE DAY YOU CAN BE THIS

AND ONE DAY YOU CAN BE

THAT, AND THAT GOD IS NOT

THE ONE WHO DEFINES YOUR

GENDER AND YOUR GENDER

IDENTITY?

WHAT DO YOU TELL YOUR

KIDS?

AND MOST OF THEM SAY THAT

WE'RE EDUCATING THEM THAT

GOD IS THE ONE WHO CREATES

YOU LIKE YOU ARE.

AND THAT YOU CAN'T BE A

BOY AND SAY YOU'RE A GIRL

AND ALL OF THESE THINGS.

WE SAY, WE APPLAUD YOU ON

THAT.

AND WHAT DO YOU TELL YOUR

CONGREGATIONS?

WE DON'T REALLY GET

INTO THAT MUCH BECAUSE WE

DON'T WANT TO COME ACROSS

AS A WAY WOULD OFFEND.

PAUL SAYS, "YOU HAVE MANY

TEACHERS BUT FEW FATHERS."

SO IF AS A SPIRITUAL

LEADER YOU'RE GOING TO

TEACH YOUR KIDS ONE THING,

AND YOUR NOT GOING TO

TEACH YOUR CONGREGATION

ANOTHER, YOU FALL INTO

THAT CATEGORY WHERE YOU'RE

A TEACHER AND NOT A

FATHER.

I KNOW WHAT IT IS LIKE.

I KNOW WHAT IT IS LIKE TO

BE SCARED.

IT IS SO FRUSTRATING THAT

WE'VE GOT TO TALK ABOUT

THIS.

BUT WE HAVE VIDEOS GOING

AROUND LIKE THIS THAT ARE

BRAINWASHING OUR KIDS.

IT IS HIGH TIME WE SAY,

NOT ON OUR WATCH.

WE'RE GOING TO STAND UP

AND WE'RE GOING TO SAY

SOMETHING.

Terry: AND IS THAT

THE ANSWER?

Gordon: NOT ON OUR

WATCH.

Terry: THIS IS THE

BIG QUESTION -- WE ALL SAY

CHRISTIANS NEED TO WAKE

UP.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

I THINK PART OF WHAT

PEOPLE ARE CONFUSED ABOUT

IS THIS HAS GOTTEN TO THE

POINT THAT IT HAS GOTTEN

WITHOUT PEOPLE REALIZING

HOW FAR ALONG IT IS, AND

WHAT DO WE DO?

IS THAT WHAT WE DO?

Gordon: I THINK IT IS

PART OF WHAT WE DO.

YOU CAN'T JUST SORT OF SIT

IDLY QUIET AND ALLOW IT TO

HAPPEN.

YOU HAVE TO DO WHAT IS

NEEDED, PARTICULARLY FOR

THE ONES WHO ARE CLOSEST

TO YOU.

IF YOU'RE A CHURCH PASTOR,

I HOPE YOUR CONGREGATION

IS CLOSE ENOUGH TO YOU

THAT YOU WOULD WANT TO

PROTECT THEM AND BE THAT

SPIRITUAL FATHER TO THEM.

SORT OF IN A LARGER

CONTEXT, YOU HAVE A VERY

DEDICATED MINORITY THAT

CLEARLY HAS AN AGENDA AND

IS ADVANCING THAT AGENDA,

AND HAS BEEN DOING THAT

FOR DECADES.

THIS IS NOT NEW.

IT HAS BEEN CAREFULLY

PLOTTED OUT.

THE SELECTION OF THE

MASSACHUSETTS SUPREME

COURT FOR THAT CASE ON GAY

MARRIAGE WAS NO ACCIDENT.

THAT COUPLE WAS CAREFULLY

SELECTED FOR THEIR APPEAL

ON TELEVISION.

AND THEN, IN TURN, THE

JUSTICES WERE SPECIFICALLY

ADVANCED.

AND ALL OF THAT IS OUR --

IT'S OUT THERE, THAT THIS

WAS DONE, AND THAT AGENDA

WAS STARTED BACK IN THE

1970s.

AND, YOU KNOW, IT TOOK 40

YEARS FOR THAT TO COME

INTO BEING.

I THINK THE CASE OUT OF

TEXAS LEGALIZING SODOMY

WAS DONE VERY

INTENTIONALLY.

I CAN'T SAY THAT THE

OFFICER WHO CHARGED --

THAT WAS NOT DONE

INTENTIONALLY, BUT THAT

CASE -- THIS IS THE ONE

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE UP TO

THE SUPREME COURT.

SO THEY'RE BEING VERY

INTENTIONAL.

WHAT ARE WE DOING TO BE

VERY INTENTIONAL?

Terry: TO BE VERY

INTENTIONAL.

Gordon: TO SAY, THIS

HAS GONE TOO FAR.

WE NEED TO WAKE UP NOT

JUST IN TERMS OF

PROTECTING OUR

CONGREGATIONS, BUT WHAT IS

THE LARGER SOCIAL

IMPLICATION OF THIS AND

FOR OUR CULTURE AND FOR

OUR CULTURAL DEFINITION OF

FAMILY?

Terry: YEAH.

IT IS AMAZING TO ME THAT

IT HAS GOTTEN AS FAR AS IT

HAS WITHOUT ANYONE RISING

UP, LIKE THE BENNOM

BROTHERS HAVE, TO SAY

WE'RE GOING THIS WAY.

SO OUR VOICE IS HEARD.

THE MAJORITY IS HAVING TO

CHANGE THEIR PERSPECTIVE

AND THEIR VALUE SYSTEM AND

THE WAY THEY DO THINGS FOR

A VERY SMALL GROUP OF

PEOPLE WHO ARE

WELL-ORGANIZED AND

STRATEGICALLY POSITIONED.

GOORM Gordon: BUT THEY'RE

ACTUALLY CONTROLLING THE

NARRATIVE.

I AM SEEING INCREASINGLY

CHRISTIANS BECOMING THE

MINORITY IN THE CULTURE,

AND AS A RESULT, WE NEED

TO LEARN A GREAT DEAL FROM

OUR JEWISH BROTHERS OF HOW

TO LIVE RIGHTEOUSLY AS A

MINORITY IN A HOSTILE

CULTURE.

Terry: AND HOW TO

VOTE WISELY.

A GOOD WORD FOR THIS DAY,

ISN'T IT?

POPULAR AUTHOR AND SPEAKER

LISA BIZARRE CAME ACROSS A

BIZARRE STORY OF A GROWN

MAN WHO DECIDED WHY, I

DON'T KNOW, HE WOULD LIVE

THE REST OF HIS LIFE AS A

6-YEAR-OLD GIRL.

SHE WARNS AGAINST THIS

TREND TO SELF-IDENTIFY.

TAKE A LOOK.

RECENTLY, I WATCHED AN

INTERVIEW OF A 52-YEAR-OLD

FATHER OF SEVEN, WHO HAD

DECIDED TO SELF-IDENTIFY

AS A 6-YEAR-OLD GIRL.

I'M NOT EVEN JOKING.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS

OUT THERE, IF YOU WANT TO

WATCH IT.

AND THIS IS WHAT HE BEGAN

TO SAY.

HE SAID: I NOW DRIVE MY

CAR LIKE A 6-YEAR-OLD

GIRL.

I RIDE MY TRACTOR LIKE

6-YEAR-OLD GIRL.

I AM FILLING UP THAT

6-YEAR-OLD GIRL LOVE TANK

THAT NEVER GOT FILLED UP

WHEN I WAS YOUNG.

AND I BEGAN TO THINK, WAIT

A MINUTE.

IT DIDN'T GET FILLED UP

BECAUSE YOU WEREN'T A

6-YEAR-OLD GIRL.

AND IF WE ARE GOING TO

TAKE THIS

SELF-IDENTIFICATION TO ITS

LOGICAL END, THEN IF

SOMEBODY IS A 6-YEAR-OLD

GIRL, THEY DON'T DRIVE A

CAR.

WE NEED TO YANK A LICENSE.

AND IF THEY'RE A

6-YEAR-OLD GIRL, THEY'RE

NOT WORKING ON A TRACTOR.

THEY ARE BACK IN SCHOOL.

DO YOU EVER LOOK AROUND

AND SAY, WHAT IS GOING ON?

THIS WORLD HAS GONE CRAZY.

I FOUND AN ANSWER TO

ACTUALLY WHAT IS HAPPENING

RIGHT NOW IN OUR DAY.

AND IT IS FOUND IN THE

BOOK OF ROMANS, CHAPTER 1.

I'M GOING TO READ FRO FROM 21 21

THROUGH 25.

WHAT HAPPENED WAS THIS:

PEOPLE KNEW GOD PERFECTLY

WELL.

BUT WHEN THEY DIDN'T TREAT

HIM LIKE GOD, REFUSING TO

WORSHIP HIM, THEY

TRIVIALIZED THEMSELVES

INTO SILLINESS AND

CONFUSION, UNTIL THERE WAS

NEITHER SENSE NOR

DIRECTION LEFT IN THEIR

LIVES.

THEY PRETENDED TO KNOW IT

ALL, BUT THEY WERE

ILLITERATE REGARDING LIFE.

I FEEL LIKE THIS IS WHERE

WE ARE IN OUR DAY RIGHT

NOW.

A PEOPLE WHO PRETEND TO

KNOW IT ALL, BUT WE'RE

ILLITERATE ABOUT THE

BASICS OF LIFE.

WHEN WE BEGIN TO

SELF-IDENTIFY -- AND IT IS

NOTHING BUT TRIVIALIZED

SILLINESS AND CONFUSION --

WE NEED TO LOOK AND SAY,

ARE WE NO LONGER

WORSHIPPING GOD?

BECAUSE THE TRUTH IS, I

HAVE TO BOW MY OPINIONS

ABOUT MYSELF AND ABOUT

OTHER PEOPLE TO GOD.

AT THE END OF THE DAY, MY

OPINIONS BOW TO HIS WORD.

AND GOD DID NOT CREATE US

FOR US TO REMAKE

OURSELVES.

GOD CREATED US IN HIS

IMAGE, MALE AND FEMALE.

SO THAT WE COULD EXPRESS

WHO HE WAS ON THIS EARTH.

AND EVEN WITH ALL OF ITS

CHALLENGES AND ITS

FRAILTIES, GENDER CAPTURES

THE IMAGE OF GOD.

I WOULD JUST CHALLENGE

YOU.

GOD, WHAT AREAS DO I

WITHHOLD WORSHIP FROM YOU

IN MY LIFE?

I WANT TO WORSHIP YOU.

I WANT TO WALK IN WISDOM

AND TRUTH AND NOT

SILLINESS AND CONFUSION.

Gordon: AMEN AND AMEN

TO THAT.

YOU CAN ALWAYS DEPEND ON

THE WORD OF GOD TO PROVIDE

AN ANCHOR IN THE MIDST OF

ALL OF THIS SILLINESS.

> IN OUR NEXT STORY,

WHAT IF YOUR PASTOR OR

WORSHIP LEADER WAS

SECRETLY ADDICTED TO

DRUGS?

COMING UP, HEAR HOW A

YOUNG MINISTER GOT SICK OF

WEARING A MASK AND FINALLY

FOUND THE FREEDOM HE WAS

TELLING OTHERS ABOUT.

HIS STORY IS NEXT.

STAY WITH US.

Terry: SAM'S DENTTITY

WERE YOWAS UMED SUM UP IN THREE PARTS,

FATHER, HUSBAND, AND

PASTOR.

THAT ALL CHANGED WHEN HE

GOT CAUGHT UP IN DRUGS.

SO I GREW UP IN A

MINISTRY FAMILY.

I THINK THAT HAD A HUGE

IMPACT ON ME WANTING TO GO

INTO MINISTRY MYSELF.

WE MET AT COLLEGE.

WE ONLY DATED FOR, LIKE,

EIGHT MONTHS BEFORE WE GOT

ENGAGED.

WE STARTED OUR

FULL-TIME MINISTRY

POSITION TOGETHER STRAIGHT

OUT OF COLLEGE.

AROUND THAT TIME IS WHEN

MY SON WAS BORN.

IT WAS JUST A REALLY

WONDERFUL TIME FOR US AS A

FAMILY.

SO SEVERAL YEARS AFTER ME

AND WHITNEY HAD GONE INTO

MINISTRY TOGETHER, I WOUND

UP HAVING TO HAVE BACK

SURGERY BECAUSE OF AN

INJURY.

HE WENT ON ALL OF THESE

PILLS FOR THE PAIN.

AND THAT IS KIND OF WHEN

THINGS CHANGED.

AS SOON AS I STARTED

USING THOSE MEDICATIONS, I

WAS ADDICTED.

AND THEN COMING OFF OF THE

MEDICATION, I REMEMBER I

WENT INTO A SEVERE

DEPRESSION.

I STARTED FEELING HIGH

LEVELS OF ANXIETY.

AND THEY PRESCRIBED ME

ANTI-DEPRESSANTS.

AND SO I BECAME ADDICTED

TO PRESCRIPTION

MEDICATION.

AND AS I WAS LEADING

WORSHIP, AS I WAS

THINKING, THEY WERE

DESTROYING ME INSIDE

BECAUSE I'M HAVING TO PUT

A SMILE ON MY FACE AND SAY

THAT I AM OKAY, EXCEPT I

WAS STRUGGLING WITH ALL OF

THESE THINGS.

AND IF YOU WEAR THAT MASK

FOR A LONG ENOUGH TIME,

YOU LOSE YOUR OWN IDENTITY

SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY.

AND I THINK THAT HAPPENED.

SO IT WAS AT ONE POINT

HE BROKE DOWN AFTER

WORSHIP AT WORK.

AND HE SAID, I CAN'T DO

THIS ANYMORE.

AND THAT WAS JUST THE

BEGINNING.

IT ONLY GOT WORSE FROM

THERE.

AT THIS POINT I

BELIEVED MYSELF TO BE AN

ATHEIST.

SO ALL OF A SUDDEN LIFE

LOSES HOPE.

IT LOSES MEANING.

I DIDN'T CARE ANYMORE.

I DIDN'T EVEN CARE IF I

DIED.

I HAD ALWAYS HAD SOME

GLIMMER OF HOPE, BUT THERE

WAS A POINT WHERE THAT WAS

GONE.

AND I SAID, THIS IS GOING

TO BE MY LIVE FOREVER.

HE IS NEVER GOING TO GET

OFF THE COUCH.

HE IS NEVER GOING TO GET

OUT OF THE BED.

I WAS JUST SITTING IN

THE BASEMENT.

WHEN WHITNEY WAS AT WORK,

I WAS DOING DRUGS.

I DIDN'T EVEN SLEEP.

I SAT THROUGH THE NIGHT

AND I WANTED TO BE ALONE.

WHEN MY SON WOULD COME

HOME FROM SCHOOL AND WANT

TO PLAY WITH ME, I WAS

SOMEWHERE ELSE.

I WASN'T REALLY THERE.

I FINALLY TOLD WHITNEY

EVERYTHING BECAUSE I

REALIZED I'M NOT GETTING

OUT OF THIS.

IT IS ONE OF THOSE

MOMENTS WHERE IT IS LIKE

YOUR SHOCKED BUT YOU'RE

NOT SHOCKED AT ALL.

SHE STOOD UP AT THAT

MOMENT AND SAID, OKAY,

LET'S MOVE ON FROM THIS,

INSTEAD OF SAYING, I'M

GOING TO RUN AWAY FROM

THIS.

THERE WAS LIGHT IN IT

NOW.

IT WAS IN THE OPEN.

I HAD A MOMENT WHERE I

WAS SITTING ON THE COUCH

BY MYSELF AT HOME.

AND I FELT GOD SPEAK TO

ME.

THIS VOICE SAY, GO AND

KNEEL DOWN.

IT WAS ALMOST LIKE

SOMETHING CLICKED IN MY

MIND AND SAID, THIS MOMENT

IS AN OPPORTUNITY.

I KNEELED DOWN, AND WHAT I

SAID TO GOD WAS, HERE I

AM.

AND YOU KNOW WHAT I'VE

BECOME.

YOU KNOW THAT I'M A SHELL

OF THE MAN THAT I USED TO

BE.

I AM ADDICTED, I CAN'T

STOP.

BUT IF YOU CAN COME INTO

MY LIFE AND HELP ME, THEN

PLEASE COME AND HELP ME.

I KNEW THERE WAS NOTHING I

COULD HAVE DONE IN MY OWN

POWER, WITH MY OWN

STRENGTH, TO FREE MYSELF

FROM THAT HELLISH DARKNESS

THAT I HAD WOUND UP IN.

THAT WAS A MIRACLE.

AND THAT HELPED RESTORE MY

FAITH BEYOND ANYTHING

ELSE.

I THOUGHT IT WAS THE

END AND THERE WAS NO

COMING BACK, BUT THAT

WASN'T THE CASE.

HE HAS SO MUCH IN OUR

STORY.

I'M SO THANKFUL THAT

WHAT I WAS BECOMING ISN'T

WHO I BECAME.

HE RESTORED ME.

BECAUSE OF JESUS, I AM

FREE.

Terry: YOU KNOW, IN

SOME SENSE, WHAT HAPPENED

TO SAM AND THE PLACE THAT

HE CAME TO HAPPENS TO ALL

OF US WHEN WE WALK WITH

THE LORD.

IT MAY NOT BE AN ADDICTION

TO SOMETHING.

WE MAY NOT BECOME

ATHEISTIC IN OUR THINKING,

BUT IT IS PRETTY EASY TO

GET COMFORTABLE, EVEN WITH

TRUTH THAT HAS BEEN

REVEALED TO YOU.

EVEN WHEN YOU'VE GIVEN

YOUR LIFE TO CHRIST AND

INVITED JESUS INTO YOUR

LIFE.

TO GET BACK ON THE TREAD

WHEEL THAT IS JUST LIVING

LIFE.

THE NOISES ARE LOUD, THE

DEMANDS ARE GREAT, AND THE

TASKS ARE EXPECTED, AND WE

START DOING IT IN OUR OWN

STEAM AND EFFORT.

AND YET WHAT I LOVE ABOUT

GOD IS HE GETS US.

YOU KNOW, HE MADE US.

HE IS NOT EXACTLY

SURPRISED BY OUR FALLING

DOWN OR OUR SHORTCOMINGS.

BUT WHAT IS AMAZING ABOUT

HIM IS THERE HE WAITS FOR

YOU AND FOR ME TO COME TO

THE PLACE OF GETTING DOWN

OWN OUR KNEES.

YOU KNOW, WE PRAY ON OUR

KNEES, WE COME BEFORE THE

LORD ON OUR KNEES, BECAUSE

IT IS A POSITION OF

SURRENDER AND SUBMISSION.

IT IS SAYING WHAT LISA WAS

TALKING ABOUT A FEW

MINUTES AGO.

GOD, I HAVE A OPINIONS AND

I HAVE THOUGHTS, BUT I

SURRENDER WHAT I KNOW TO

THE VASTNESS AND THE

WISDOM AND THE MAGESTY OF

WHO YOU ARE BECAUSE YOU

ARE HIGHER THAN I AM.

YOU KNOW MORE THAN I KNOW.

I WANT YOU.

I NEED YOU.

YOU SEE, THAT'S WHERE SAM

GOT TO WITH THAT.

IF YOU'RE ABLE TO COME IN

AND HELP ME, PLEASE COME.

YOU KNOW, JESUS SAID THAT,

"LET ME HELP YOU," IF YOU

WOULD ONLY LET ME HELP

YOU.

TODAY, IF YOU'RE IN THAT

PLACE OF DRYNESS, IF THERE

IS SOMETHING THAT HAS GOT

HOLD OF YOU THAT WON'T LET

GO, I INVITE YOU TODAY TO

DO WHAT SAM DID.

GET DOWN ON YOUR KNEES AND

SAY, GOD, I CAN'T DO THIS

WITHOUT YOU.

I DON'T WANT TO DO THIS

WITHOUT YOU.

WILL YOU COME INTO MY

HEART AND MY LIFE TODAY

WITH FRESH POWER, WITH

FRESH VISION?

I SUBMIT AND SURRENDER TO

YOU.

IF YOU WANT TO PRAY WITH

SOMEONE, THERE IS OUR

TOLL-FREE NUMBER:

1-800-700-7000.

A FRIEND ON THE OTHER END

WOULD LOVE TO PRAY WITH

YOU TODAY.

GORDON?

Gordon: LITTLE BOYS

LOVE SUPER HEROS.

THAT IS ONE OF THE REASONS

CARRIE AND NEIL WERE DRAWN

TO CBN'S ANIMATED SERIES,

"SUPERBOOK."

THEY WANTED THEIR SONS TO

HAVE THE ULTIMATE ROLE

MODEL FOR THEIR SUPER

HERO, AND THAT'S EXACTLY

WHAT THEY GOT.

Reporter: WITH A

GROWING FAMILY, CARRIE AND

NEIL ARE CAREFUL ABOUT

WHAT THEIR SONS WATCH ON

TV.

OUR CHILDREN ARE AT THE

AGE WHERE THEY'RE

FASCINATED WITH SUPER

HEROS.

AND THE WORLD WILL PUT OUT

SUPER HEROS, FOR ONE, THAT

AREN'T REAL.

AND, FOR TWO, THAT YOU

CAN'T BELIEVE IN.

Reporter: THAT'S WHY

THEY BECOME MEMBERS OF THE

"SUPERBOOK" D.V.D. CLUB.

"SUPERBOOK" IS A

DOCUMENTARY ON REAL SUPER

HEROS.

JESUS IS A REAL SUPER

HERO, JOSEPH IS A REAL

SUPER HERO.

EVERY STORY IS ABOUT A

SUPER HERO THAT HAS

CHANGED THE WORLD.

IT IS LIKE THE HEROS

THEY KIND OF WORSHIPPED

BEFORE STARTED TO BECOME

THE HEROS OF THE BIBLE.

AND JESUS BEING THE BIG

ONE.

Reporter: THEIR

OLDEST SON, JUDGE, AGREES.

I LIKE REVELATIONS

BECAUSE JESUS FIGHTED THIS

BIG SNAKE.

Reporter: "SUPERBOOK"

IS MORE THAN JUST

ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE

BOYS.

WITH EVERY NEW EPISODE,

THEY LEARN MORE ABOUT THE

BIBLE.

I THINK FOR A CHILD, IT

MAKES ALL OF THE

DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD TO

SEE IT LIVED OUT, AND FOR

THEM TO BE ABLE TO RELATE.

BECAUSE I CAN READ THEM

STORIES ALL OF THE TIME,

BUT TO HAVE IT RELATED TO

CHILDREN IS HUGE.

I LIKE IT BECAUSE IT

TEACHES ABOUT JESUS.

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IT BRINGS THE WORD TO

LIFE FOR THE BOYS.

AND ONCE WE READ THE

SCRIPTURES, IT HELPS THEM

TO KIND OF GET A PICTURE

OF WHAT WE JUST READ.

Reporter: CARRIE AND

NEIL ESPECIALLY APPRECIATE

HOW "SUPERBOOK" REINFORCES

THE SAME CHRISTIAN VALUES

THEY'RE TEACHING.

IT HELPS ME BE A GOOD

BOY AND IT HELPS ME BE A

GOOD KID SO MOM CAN TEACH

ME EVERYTHING ABOUT IT.

WHEN WE STARTED

WATCHING "SUPERBOOK" IN

THE HOME, IT WAS LIKE THE

SPIRITUAL TEMPERATURE IN

OUR HOME JUST WENT UP, UP

THROUGH THE ROOF.

Reporter: WITH SUCH A

YOUNG FAMILY, NEIL AND

CARRIE PLAN ON KEEPING

"SUPERBOOK" AROUND FOR A

LONG TIME.

AND THEY KNOW THAT WHAT

THEIR SONS LEARN TODAY IS

PREPARING THEM FOR THE

FUTURE.

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT

"SUPERBOOK" IS THAT IT

REALLY TEACHES BOYS WHERE

REAL POWER COMIN COMES FROM, HOW

TO REALLY BE MEN OF GOD.

THE VALUES THAT

"SUPERBOOK" TEACHES MY

CHILDREN IS HOW TO TAKE

BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES AND

APPLY THEM TO REAL-LIFE

SITUATIONS, TO SHOW

COMPASSION, TO SHOW

FORGIVENESS, TO SHOW LOVE.

IT TEACHES THEM HOW TO BE

MORE LIKE JESUS.

AND THAT'S THE MOST

IMPORTANT THING.

THANK YOU, CBN, FOR

MAKING "SUPERBOOK."

Gordon: MANY PARENTS

ARE WONDERING, HOW CAN I

RAISE MY CHILDREN TO BE

CHRISTIANS WHEN THEY GROW

UP?

HERE IS A WAY FOR YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GET

THE "SUPERBOOK" EPISODES,

AND PUT THEM DOWN IN FRONT

OF THEM.

AND WATCH THE WORD OF GOD

COME ALIVE IN THEM.

IT WILL RAISE THE

SPIRITUAL TEMPERATURE IN

YOUR HOME AS WELL.

IF YOU WANT TO BE INVOLVED

IN IT, BE INVOLVED IN

SHARING THE STORIES OF THE

BIBLE WITH THE CHILDREN OF

THE WORLD, I ENCOURAGE YOU

TO JOIN THE "SUPERBOOK"

D.V.D. CLUB.

FOR A GIFT OF $25 OR MORE,

WE'LL SEND YOU NOT JUST

ONE COPY; WE'LL SEND YOU

THREE COPIES OF OUR LATEST

EPISODE, "ELIJAH AND THE

SYRIANS."

AND THEN YOU'LL GET A KEY

HOW YOU CAN UNLOCK ALL 26

EPISODES OF SEASON ONE AND

TWO, AND WATCH THEM ON

TABLETS, ON SMARTPHONES,

ON DESKTOPS, COMPUTERS OF

YOUR CHOICE.

IT IS ALL AVAILABLE TO YOU

WHEN YOU JOIN THE

"SUPERBOOK" D.V.D. CLUB.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE THAT,

CALL US NOW:

1-800-700-7000.

AND SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN.

I WANT TO HELP

"SUPERBOOK."

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, WE'VE

RECEIVED MANY REQUESTS FOR

PRAYER FROM YOU, VIA THE

INTERNET.

JONATHAN WRITES AND SAYS

"I LIKE PRAYERS FOR

SUPPORT AND PROVISIONS FOR

ALL OF THOSE AFFECTED BY

MATTHEW."

THE HURRICANE THAT IS

HITTING THE EAST COAST.

"HAVE MERCY, FATHER IN

HEAVEN."

WE AGREE WITH YOU, JOHN.

Gordon: AND RITA

SAYS, "PLEASE PRAY FOR MY

MOTHER-IN-LAW, BUTCH, WHO

IS COMING HOME AFTER A

HORRIBLE MOTORCYCLE

ACCIDENT.

HE IS PARALYZED AND ONLY

HAS ONE LEG NOW."

AND JENNIFER WRITES IN,

NIGHT PLEASE PRAY FOR MY

HUSBAND DRAKE.

HE HAS STAGE FOUR COLON

CANCER AND HIS BODY HAS

REJECTED ALL STANDARD

TREATMENTS.

WE ARE TRAVELLING TO

MEXICO FOR MORE

UNCONVENTIONAL TREATMENTS.

WE NEED A MIRACLE."

AND THEN WE HAVE A PICTURE

FROM JENNIFER FROM THE

AIRPORT, AS THEY'RE

GETTING READY TO LEAVE.

SO LET'S JOIN TOGETHER AND

PRAY.

LORD, WE PRAY FOR AMERICA.

WE PRAY THAT WE WOULD BE

ONCE AGAIN ONE NATION

UNDER GOD.

WE PRAY FOR FLORIDA, FOR

SOUTH CAROLINA, FOR

GEORGIA, NORTH CAROLINA.

WE PRAY THAT YOU WOULD

MOVE THIS HORRIBLE STORM

OFFSHORE.

DO IT, LORD.

AND FOR THESE THAT HAVE

WRITTEN IN, FOR THE

SURVIVOR OF THAT

MOTORCYCLE CRASH, GIVE HIM

COMFORT, LORD GOD,

ENCOURAGEMENT.

FOR THE ONE WITH CANCER,

LORD, HEAL THEIR BODIES.

MAKE THEM WHOLE AGAIN,

ABLE TO SERVE YOU, ABLE TO

PRAISE YOUR HOLY NAME.

AND NOW, LORD, BE WITH US.

ENCOURAGE US.

STRENGTHEN US.

FOR WE ASK IT IN JESUS'

NAME.

AMEN.

Terry: AMEN.

Gordon: AND AMEN.

IF YOU NEED PRAYER, WE'RE

HERE FOR YOU.

WE'RE JUST A PHONE CALL

AWAY.

ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS PICK

UP THE PHONE AND CALL US:

1-800-700-7000.

> WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS

WORD FROM PHILIPPIANS:

"FOR GOD IS WORKING IN

YOU, GIVING YOU THE DESIRE

AND THE POWER TO DO WHAT

PLEASES HIM."

> FOR ALL OF US HERE,

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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