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The 700 Club - March 3, 2017

It’s the best-selling book and now a major motion picture. CBN News takes an exclusive look inside “The Shack.” Plus, a family plans one final vacation to a church conference in California. See what happens next on today’s 700 Club. Read Transcript


Wendy: TODAY...THE

BEST-SELLING BOOK, NOW A

MAJOR MOTION PICTURE.

CBN NEWS GETS AN EXCLUSIVE

LOOK INSIDE "THE SHACK".

WE NEED TO BE

CHALLENGED ABOUT HOW WE

THINK.

Wendy: AND THEN, A

FAMILY PLANS ONE FINAL

VACATION...

WE KNEW NEXT YEAR WE

MIGHT NOT HAVE HIM.

Wendy: ...TO A CHURCH

CONFERENCE IN CALIFORNIA.

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.

THEY ARE SAYING, THIS

CANNOT BE EXPLAINED

MEDICALLY.

Wendy: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

*

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

PRESIDENT TRUMPETE TRUMP IS

STANDING BY THIS

ATTORNEY-GENERAL JEFF

SESSIONS.

HE SAYS SESSIONS DIDN'T

SAY ANYTHING WRONG DURING

HIS SENATE CONFIRMATION

HEARING.

Terry: BUT DEMOCRATS

ARE CALLING FOR SESSIONS

TO RESIGN, AND SOME ARE

SUGGESTING HE COMMITTED

PERJURY DURING HIS

HEARING.

ABIGAIL ROBERTSON BRINGS

US THIS LOOK AT HOW WE GOT

HERE.

Reporter: JUST THREE

WEEKS IN, PRESIDENT

TRUMP'S ATTORNEY-GENERAL

JEFF SESSIONS IS ALREADY

IN HOT WATER.

LET ME BE CLEAR: I

NEVER HAD MEETINGS WITH

RUSSIAN OPERATIVES OR

RUSSIAN INTERMEDIARIES

ABOUT THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN.

AND THE IDEA THAT I WAS

PART OF A, QUOTE,

"CONTINUING EXCHANGE OF

INFORMATION DURING THE

CAMPAIGN BETWEEN TRUMP

SURROGATES AND

INTERMEDIARIES FOR THE

RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT" IS

TOTALLY FALSE.

Reporter: LESS THAN

24 HOURS AFTER THE JUSTICE

DEPARTMENT REPORTED

SESSIONS MET WITH THE

RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR DURING

THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN,

THE NEW ATTORNEY-GENERAL

ANNOUNCED THIS DECISION.

I SHOULD NOT BE

INVOLVED IN INVESTIGATING

A CAMPAIGN I HAD A ROLE

IN.

Reporter: THE

SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT CAME

ONLY TWO HOURS AFTER

REPORTERS ASKED THE

PRESIDENT IF THE

ATTORNEY-GENERAL SHOULD

RECUSE HIMSELF FROM

INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE

TRUMP CAMPAIGN'S TIES WITH

RUSSIA.

President Trump: I

DON'T THINK SO AT ALL.

Reporter: THROUGHOUT

THE CONTROVERSY, PRESIDENT

TRUMP HAS MAINTAINED TOTAL

CONFIDENCE IN HIS

ATTORNEY-GENERAL.

MR. PRESIDENT, DO YOU

STILL HAVE CONFIDENCE IN

YOUR ATTORNEY-GENERAL?

President Trump:

TOTAL.

BECAUSE THE DEPARTMENT

OF JUSTICE SHOULD BE ABOVE

REPROACH FOR THE GOOD OF

THE COUNTRY,

ATTORNEY-GENERAL SESSIONS

SHOULD RESIGN.

THE FACT THAT THE

TERCH, THE TOP COP IN OUR

COUNTRY, LIED UNDER OATH

TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IS

GROUNDS FOR HIM TO RESIGN.

IT'S GROUNDS FOR HIM TO

RESIGN.

Reporter: SESSIONS

DEFENDED HIMSELF, SAYING

IT IS NOT OUT OF THE

ORDINARY FOR SENATORS TO

SPEAK WITH AMBASSADORS

FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES,

A STATEMENT SPEAKER RYAN

SUPPORTED.

IT IS REALLY COMMON FOR

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO

MEET WITH AMBASSADORS.

Reporter: THIS

SPECIFIC INTERACTION

RAISES EYEBROWS BECAUSE

SESSIONS WAS THOUGHT OF AS

A SURROGATE FOR THE TRUMP

CAMPAIGN, AND WAS ASKED

UNDER OATH IF HE HAD ANY

CONTACT WITH RUSSIAN

OFFICIALS ABOUT THE

ELECTION.

IF THERE IS ANY

EVIDENCE THAT ANYONE FILL

YATEEAFFILIATED WITH THE TRUMP

CAMPAIGN COMMUNICATED WITH

THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT IN

THE COURSE OF THIS

CAMPAIGN, WHAT WILL YOU

DO?

SENATOR FRANKEN, I'M

NOT AWARE OF ANY OF THOSE

ACTIVITIES.

I HAVE BEEN CALLED A

SURROGATE AT A TIME OR TWO

IN THAT CAMPAIGN, AND I

DID NOT HAVE

COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE

RUSSIANS.

Reporter: AND IN A

WRITTEN PREHEARING

QUESTIONNAIRE, SESSIONS

WAS ASKED, SEVERAL OF THE

PRESIDENT'S NOMINEES OR

SENIOR ADVISORS HAVE

RUSSIAN KISE.

TIES.

HAVE YOU BEEN IN CONTACT

WITH ANYONE IN THE RUSSIAN

GOVERNMENT ABOUT THE 2016

ELECTION EITHER BEFORE OR

AFTER ELECTION DAY, TO

WHICH HE REPLIED NO.

SESSIONS ARGUES HE THOUGHT

BOTH QUESTIONS FOCUSED ON

THE CAMPAIGN, NOT CONTACT

IN GENERAL.

WHEN I ANSWEREDED TH MY REPLY TO THE

QUESTION BY SENATOR

FRANKEN WAS HONEST AS I

APPRECIATED IT AT THE

TIME.

SOME HAVE TAKEN THE VIEW

THAT THIS IS A FALSE

COMMENT.

THAT IS NOT MY INTENT.

I WILL WRITE THE JUDICIARY

COMMITTEE SOON, TODAY OR

TOMORROW, TO EXPLAIN THIS

TESTIMONY FOR THE RECORD.

Reporter: SOME

SENATORS, LIKE CLAIRE

MCCASKILL, WERE QUICK TO

THROW SUSPICION ON

SESSIONS FOR MEETING WITH

THE RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR IN

ANY CAPACITY.

BUT IT SEEMS SHE FORGOT

HER OWN PUBLICIZED

INTERACTIONS WITH HIM JUST

A FEW YEARS AGO.

SESSIONS SAYS HE NOW

THINKS HE SHOULD HAVE

MENTIONED HIS INTERACTION

WITH THE AMBASSADOR.

IN RETROSPECT, I SHOULD

HAVE SLOWED DOWN AND SAID,

BUT I DID MEET ONE RUSSIAN

OFFICIAL A COUPLE OF

TIMES.

THAT WOULD BE THE

AMBASSADOR.

Reporter: THE

ATTORNEY-GENERAL MADE IT

CLEAR, HIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS

NOT CONFIRMATION OF THE

EXISTENCE ARE SUGGESTION

OF AN INVESTIGATION INTO

THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN'S TIES

WITH RUSSIA.

REPORTING PARTICULAR

WASHINGTON, ABIGAIL

ROBERTSON, CBN NEWS.

Gordon: WELL, JAY

SEKULOW OF THE AMERICAN

CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE

IS WITH US.

JAY, THIS ONE HAS A LOT OF

PEOPLE LEARNING LATIN,

MENS REA, WHAT WAS THE

MENTAL STATE OF SENATOR

SESSIONS WHEN HE WAS IN

THAT HEARING.

WHAT'S YOUR VIEW OF IT?

WELL, FIRST OF ALL, IF

YOU LISTEN TO THE QUESTION

THAT WAS ASKED, SENATOR

SESSIONS' ANSWER WAS

CORRECT.

GORDON, YOU AND I BOTH

PRACTICED LAW FOR A LONG

TIME, AND THE FACT IS WHEN

I INSTRUCT A WITNESS WHO

IS ABOUT TO BE DEPOSED OR

TAKE THE STAND, I ALWAYS

TELL THEM, ONLY ANSWER THE

QUESTION YOU'RE BEING

ASKED.

DON'T SPECULATE OR ADD TO

IT.

IT WAS A RAMBLING QUESTION

OF SENATOR FRANKEN.

IT WAS CLEARLY WITHIN THE

CONTEXT OF CAMPAIGN

DISCUSSIONS, NOT SIMPLY

DID YOU EVER MEET WITH

SOMEONE.

IT WAS IN THE CONTEXT OF

CAMPAIGN DISCUSSIONS.

SO IN THAT SENSE, SENATOR

SESSIONS WAS CORRECT.

THE CALLS FROM THE

DEMOCRATS TO SAY THAT JEFF

SESSIONS SHOULD RESIGN --

BY THE WAY, CLAIRE

MCCASKILL, WITH HER

CHANGING STATEMENTS ABOUT

MEETING WITH

AMBASSADORS -- THIS WHOLE

IDEA OF RESIGNING FOR THIS

IS ABSURD.

LORETTA LYNCH MET WITH THE

FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE

UNITED STATES ON AN

AIRPLANE ON A TARMAC IN

ARIZONA WHILE HIS WIFE WAS

CURRENTLY UNDER

INVESTIGATION BY THE

F.B.I.

SHE DID NOT RESIGN.

SHE WAS NOT IMPEACHED.

SHE WAS NOT REMOVED FROM

OFFICE.

THIS IS CLEARLY A DOUBLE

STANDARD.

LOOK, THE DEMOCRATS, THEY

SMELL A LITTLE BLOOD, AND

WHAT THE REPUBLICANS NEED

TO DO, IN MY VIEW, IS

PROTECT THEIR GUY.

I HAVE WORKED WITH JEFF

SESSIONS FOR OVER 20

YEARS.

HE IS A GOOD MAN.

HE IS AN HONEST MAN.

HE CAN CLEARLY CLARIFY, IF

HE NEEDS TO, AND HE SAYS

HE IS GOING TO, THE ANSWER

TO THE QUESTION.

THE PRE-QUESTIONS, WERE

THERE CONTACTS WITH THE

RUSSIANS REGARDING TO THE

TRUMP CAMPAIGN DURING AN

ELECTION, TO WHICH HIS

ANSWER WAS NO, PERIOD.

SO THERE IS NOTHING HERE.

THIS IS THE WASHINGTON

MACHINE AT WORK.

THE REAL QUESTION THAT

NEEDS TO BE ASKED IS: WHO

IN THE F.B.I. IS LEAKING

THIS INFORMATION TO THE

PRESS.

WHO IS DOING THIS?

Gordon: THEY'RE

FOLLOWING UP ON THAT.

YES.

Gordon: YOU HAVE A

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

REQUEST OUT TO BOTH

AGENCIES.

IT LOOKED LIKE AL FRANKEN

WAS LEADING THE QUESTION,

SO THAT LEADS YOU TO, WAS

THIS A PROMPTED QUESTION,

AND HOW DID HE GET THE

PROMPT?

ANYTHING TO THAT?

OR ARE YOU JUST IN THE

BEGINNING STAGES OF THIS?

WELL, WE'VE WRITTEN OFF

FOR THE FREEDOM OF

INFORMATION ACT REQUEST TO

BOTH THE JUSTICE

DEPARTMENT AND THE F.B.I.

AND WE'RE ASKING FOR

COMMUNICATIONS AND

CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN

SENATOR FRANKEN AND STAFF

AND THE DEPARTMENT OF

JUSTICE.

THAT WILL AT LEAST

DETERMINE IF THERE WAS ANY

KIND OF COMMUNICATION.

WHAT I SUSPECT HERE,

GORDON, IS THAT THIS WAS

NOT AN OFF THE TOP

QUESTION.

HE RAMBLED, CLEARLY.

WHETHER HIS STAFF PREPARED

IT, WHETHER THEY WERE

TIPPED OFF OR DID THEY

COME UP WITH THIS ON THEIR

OWN, THAT I DON'T KNOW THE

ANSWER TO.

I'M GOING TO FIND OUT.

I WILL TELL YOU THIS, I'M

GOING TO ALSO CHECK INTO

WHO IS LEAKING THIS

INFORMATION OUT TO THE

"WASHINGTON POST" AND THE

"NEW YORK TIMES"?

AND I CONTEND THAT THIS IS

A SHADOW GOVERNMENT.

THERE ARE ENTRENCHED

WITHIN THE BUREAUCRACY IN

WASHINGTON, D.C. LOYALISTS

TO THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION, AND

THEY'RE DEEP IN THESE

AGENCIES.

THEY'RE UNELECTED, THEY'RE

UNACCOUNTABLE, AND THEY'RE

NOT IN LOCK STEP WITH THE

CURRENT ADMINISTRATION.

SO WHAT THEY'RE DOIN TRYING TO

DO, BASICALLY, IS STOP THE

POLICIES FROM MOVING

FORWARD.

SO IT IS A SHADOW

GOVERNMENT.

FORMER PRESIDENT OBAMA IS

NOT REALLY HIDING THAT.

HIS FORMER

ATTORNEY-GENERAL SAID,

QUOTE, "THE PRESIDENT IS

READY TO ROLL."

PRESIDENT TRUMP NEEDS TO

GET HIS OWN PEOPLE INTO

THESE AGENCIES.

AND YOU'VE GOT TO GET OUT

AND FIND OUT WHO THESE

ENTRENCHED BUREAUCRATS ARE

THAT ARE DOING THIS

SABOTAGE.

Gordon: IN THE

CLOSING HOURS OF THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION, THEY VERY

INTENTIONALLY PUT INTO THE

RECORD AND WENT PUBLIC

WITH THE WHOLE CHAIN OF

WHAT DID THE RUSSIANS DO

AND WHAT IS THE

INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY

SAYING ABOUT THIS

INVESTIGATION?

AND THEY DID THAT IN ORDER

TO PROMPT A FURTHER

INVESTIGATION INTO WHAT

WERE THE TIES BETWEEN THE

TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND THE

RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT?

DO YOU THINK WE'RE GOING

TO SEE THAT KIND OF

INVESTIGATION?

IS THERE ANY EVIDENCE HERE

OF WRONG-DOING BY THE

TRUMP CAMPAIGN?

SO FAR I HAVEN'T SEEN

ANY EVIDENCE.

BUT I WOULDN'T BE ENTITLED

TO SEE THE EVIDENCE.

ACCORDING TO PAUL RYAN,

WHO HAS BEEN BRIEFED BY

THE F.B.I. AND THE

INVESTIGATING AGENCIES,

THEY HAVE NOT SEEN

ANYTHING.

BUT THERE WAS ALSO

SOMETHING ELSE THAT

HAPPENED HERE GORDON, AND

THAT WAS ON JANUARY 3rd

OF THIS YEAR, 17 DAYS LEFT

IN THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION, THEY

COMPLETELY CHANGED A

PROTOCOL THAT HAS BEEN IN

PLACE SINCE THE 1980s,

FROM PRESIDENT REAGAN,

THAT SAYS WHEN THE N.S.A.

GETS THE RAW INTEL DATA,

THE WIRETAPS AND THE PHONE

TAPS, THAT THEY REVIEW IT

AND THEY DETERMINE WHICH

AGENCY IT GOES TO.

ON JANUARY 3rd, WITH 17

DAYS LEFT TO GO, THEY

CHANGED THAT RULE AND SAY

NOW 16 AGENCIES AND ALL OF

THEIR KEY PEOPLE CAN GET

THE RAW DATA.

AND THAT JUST GAVE MORE

ACCESS TO THAT

INFORMATION, WHICH

PROVIDES FOR MORE LEAKS.

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT

THAT INVESTIGATION.

WHY DID THAT HAPPEN?

WHY DID THEY WAIT EIGHT

YEARS BEFORE THEY MADE

THAT DETERMINATION?

SOMEONE EXPLAIN THAT TO

ME.

Gordon: DO YOU THINK

THERE IS ANY CHANCE OF A

SPECIAL PROSECUTOR IN SORT

OF THE NIGHTMARE OF

INVESTIGATIONS TURNING

POLITICAL?

ANY CHANCE HERE?

WELL, THERE IS ALWAYS A

CHANCE, BUT I DOUBT IT.

THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL WOULD

HAVE TO APPOINT THEM, AND

THAT IS COMPLETELY WITHIN

THE DISCRETION OF THE

ATTORNEY-GENERAL.

I THINK IT WOULD BE

UNNECESSARILY.

I THINK WHAT JEFF SESSIONS

NEEDS TO DO -- AND JEFF,

AS I SAID, IS A GOOD MAN.

I WORKED WITH HIM WHEN HE

WAS THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL

OF ALABAMA.

WHAT HE NEEDS TO DO IS NOW

BE THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL

THAT HE IS, MOVE FORWARD

WITH THIS, CLARIFY ANY

KIND OF QUESTIONS THAT ARE

OUT THERE.

THE DEMOCRATS ARE SMELLING

A LITTLE BIT OF BLOOD.

I THINK THIS ATTEMPT TO

KNOCK OFF KEY CABINET

MEMBERS AND LEADERSHIP

WITHIN THE TRUMP TEAM BY

THE DEMOCRATS IS GOING TO

BE THE ONGOING GAME HERE.

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

NEEDS TO BE PREPARED FOR

IT.

WE HAVE A WAR ROOM SET UP

AT THE ACLJ ON THESE KINDS

OF ISSUES.

IF THERE IS WRONG-DOING,

WE WANT TO KNOW ABOUT

THAT, TOO.

BUT THESE KIND OF PERSONAL

ATTACKS AND SAYING THAT

JEFF SESSIONS LIED UNDER

OATH, IT'S NONSENSE.

Gordon: I AGREE.

IT IS JUST NOT THERE.

AND YOU LOOK AT THE

WRITTEN QUESTION, AND IT

IS SPECIFIC TO THE 2016

ELECTION.

IF THERE IS NO

CONVERSATION ABOUT THE

ELECTION, THEN THE ANSWER

IS NO.

SO I SEE THIS GOING AWAY,

MAYBE NOT QUICKLY, BUT

GOING AWAY.

BUT THE LARGER ISSUE IS

THIS SORT OF ONGOING

THING, WAS THERE ANY

CONTACT WITH THE TRUMP

CAMPAIGN AND THE RUSSIAN

GOVERNMENT?

THAT'S A BIGGER ISSUE.

AN ONGOING

INVESTIGATION.

Gordon: AND HAS THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION LAID

THIS TRAIL, AND IS THE

AMERICAN PUBLIC GOING TO

EXPECT SOMETHING, AND

WHERE DOES THAT LEAD?

THAT'S A WHOLE OTHER

DISCUSSION.

JAY, THANKS FOR BEING WITH

US.

THANKS, GORDON.

Gordon: TERRY, WHAT'S

NEXT?

Terry: WELL, COMING

UP, WE'RE GOING TO GO

WHERE NO TV CAMERAS HAVE

GONE BEFORE, TO THE SET OF

"THE SHACK," TO HEAR THE

ACTORS AND AUTHOR DISCUSS

THE FAITH AT THE CENTER OF

THE NEW MOVIE.

THE BREAKTHROUGH FOR ME

WAS REALIZING THAT THE

FATHER IS THE FATHER.

SO I APPROACHED IT AS A

PARENT TO A SON.

Terry: GET A SNEAK

PEEK INSIDE "THE SHACK,"

WHEN WE RETURN.

Gordon: THE FILM

VERSION OF "THE SHACK"

HITS THE BIG SCREEN TODAY.

AND IT IS BASED ON THE

FICTIONAL BEST-SELLER

ABOUT A GRIEVING FATHER'S

ENCOUNTER WITH GOD.

THE BOOK CAPTURED HEARTS

BACK IN 2007, AND IT ALSO

SPARKED CONTROVERSY AND A

GREAT DEAL OF CRITICISM.

EFREM GRAHAM SAT DOWN WITH

"THE SHACK'S" AUTHOR AND

THE STARS, OCTAVIA SPENCER

AND SAM WORTHINGTON.

Efrem: WE ARE THE

ONLY TELEVISION NEWS CREW

ALLOWED ONSET FOR THIS

BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT

"THE SHACK."

YOU TOLD ME TO COME OUT

HERE.

MACK, THIS IS HAPPENING

INSIDE YOU.

Efrem: BASED ON THE

BEST-SELLING BOOK, IT

TELLS THE STORY OF A FATH

WHO'S FAITH IS SHAKEN

AFTER TRAGEDY, WONDERING

HOW A GOOD GOD WOULD ALLOW

SUCH A NIGHTMARE TO

HAPPEN.

THERE IS A BEAUTIFUL

JOURNEY THAT YOU HAVE TO

TAKE, THAT I REALIZE NOW,

WHEN YOU TAKE ON A ROLE --

WELL, THE ROLE OF GOD.

IT JUST SHOWS YOU HOW

HUMAN YOU ARE.

Efrem: OSCAR WINNER

OCTAVIA SPENCER PLAYS THE

ROLE OF GOD,

AFFECTIONATELY CALLED

PAPA.

YOU KNOW EVERYTHING.

YOU'RE EVERYWHERE ALL AT

ONCE.

YOU HAVE LIMITLESS POWER.

AND SOMEHOW YOU LET MY

LITTLE GIRL DIE.

WHEN SHE NEEDED YOU MOST.

YOU ABANDONED HER.

Efrem: SAM

WORTHINGTON IS MACK.

I NEVER LEFT HER.

IF YOU ARE WHO YOU SAY

YOU ARE, WHERE WERE YOU

WHEN I NEEDED YOU?

Efrem: ON THE SURFACE

MACK, INITIALLY, IN THE

FILM, SEEMS TO HAVE IT ALL

TOGETHER, DESPITE THE

THINGS HE HAS GONE

THROUGH.

AND THEN WE LEARN, AS THE

LAYERS GET PEELED BACK.

I LIKE TAKING ON

CHARACTERS WHERE THEY HAVE

THESE CHALLENGES WITHIN

THEMSELVES.

AND THEN THE CHALLENGES

ARE GOING TO RIPPLE OUT.

I HAVE DONE A LOT OF

MOVIES THAT ARE QUEST

MOVIES.

AND THIS, IN A WAY, IS

LIKE THAT.

IT IS A QUEST TO DISCOVER

WHAT YOUR FAITH IS.

Efrem: AS THE TITLE

SUGGESTS, THE SETTING FOR

PAUL YOUNG'S BOOK IS A

LONE SHACK IN THE WOODS.

IT IS A STORY OF LOVE AND

LOSS HE INITIALLY WROTE AS

A CHRISTMAS GIFT TO HIS

CHILDREN.

IT CAME FROM 50 YEARS

OF TRYING TO FIND GOOD

RESPONSES TO DIFFICULT

QUESTIONS.

IT TOOK ME 50 YEARS TO

ACTUALLY BECOME A CHILD.

AND THEN I WAS ABLE TO

TAKE 50 YEARS OF HISTORY

AND GIVE A GIFT FOR

CHRISTMAS TO MY KIDS.

Efrem: WHAT WERE YOUR

KIDS' RESPONSE, INITIALLY?

THANKS, DAD, A BOOK.

WE'LL GET RIGHT ON THAT.

[LAUGHTER]

BUT WHEN THEY READ IT,

THEY WERE TOUCHED, EVERY

ONE OF THEM DIFFERENTLY,

AND THAT HAPPENS ALL THE

TIME.

Efrem: THIS BOOK GOES

FROM SELF-PUBLISHED TO

SELLING 22 MILLION COPIES,

AND NOW A MAJOR MOTION

PICTURE.

WHEN YOU SAT DOWN TO WRITE

THIS STORY, DID YOU

ENVISION ALL OF THIS?

OH, NO.

ARE YOU KIDDING?

I MADE 15 COPIES AT

OFFICE DEPOT THAT DID

EVERYTHING I EVER WANTED

THAT BOOK TO DO.

THIS HAS ALL BEEN A

MONUMENTAL SURPRISE.

I THINK THE GRACE AND THE

KINDNESS AND THE SENSE OF

HUMOR OF GOD.

Efrem: WITH SUCCESS

ALSO COMES CRITICS.

PEOPLE ARE BEING CRITICAL

OF THE FACT OF HOW YOU

CHOSE TO PORTRAY GOD.

THOUGH A WORK OF FICTION,

SOME HAVE CALLED YOUNG'S

DEPICTION OF GOD, JESUS

CHRIST, AND THE HOLY

SPIRIT, PROFOUNDLY

UNBIBLICAL.

ONE SEMINARY PROFESSOR

WROTE HIS OWN BOOK IN

RESPONSE CALLED "BURNING

DOWN THE SHACK."

WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THEM?

WE NEED TO BE

CHALLENGED ABOUT HOW WE

THINK.

A LOT OF TIMES PEOPLE'S

RESPONSES ARE BASED

BECAUSE THEY'RE AFRAID.

AND I KNOW THAT BECAUSE I

LIVED IN THAT WORLD.

SO WHEN A PERSON IS UPSET,

THEY'RE NOT COMING TO TELL

ME ABOUT ME.

I ALREADY KNOW ABOUT ME.

THEY'RE COMING TO TELL ME

ABOUT WHAT MATTERS TO

THEM.

IF I'M NOT AT RISK, I CAN

STEP INSIDE THAT SPACE AND

MAYBE ASK A GOOD QUESTION,

MAYBE STAY SILENT BUT

RESPECTFUL, BECAUSE IT IS

ABOUT THE DIGNITY OF THE

OTHER AND THE JOURNEY THAT

THE OTHER IS IN.

Efrem: IN MACK'S

FICTIONAL JOURNEY, HE SEES

JESUS AS A MIDDLE EASTERN

MAN, THE HOLY SPIRIT AS AN

ASIAN WOMAN, AND GOD AS A

BLACK WOMAN.

DON'T EVER THINK THAT

WHAT MY SON CHOSE TO DO

DIDN'T COST US BOTH

DEARLY.

Efrem: HOW DOES THAT

COMPARE TO HOW YOU MAY

HAVE PICTURED GOD GROWING

UP?

VERY DIFFERENTLY.

IT ACTUALLY, YOU KNOW,

BROKE A FEW CONVENTIONS

FOR ME.

I LIKED THE IDEA OF A

REGULAR PERSON'S

CONVERSATION WITH GOD.

BASICALLY THE BREAKTHROUGH

FOR ME WAS REALIZING THAT

THE FATHER IS THE FATHER.

SO I APPROACHED IT AS A

PARENT TO A SON.

AND GOD IS ESSENTIALLY

LOVE.

HE IS COMING AT YOU IN A

FORM OF LOVE.

SO WHATEVER HELPS EMBRACE

YOU AND GIVES YOU THAT

LOVE I THINK IS A GREAT

IDEA.

Efrem: HE IS WHO WE

NEED AT THAT TIME?

THAT'S RIGHT, YEAH.

Efrem: EFREM GRAHAM,

CBN NEWS, VANCOUVER,

BRITISH COLUMBIA.

Gordon: THE FILM

OPENS TODAY.

THE BOOK GENERATED A GREAT

DEAL OF CONTROVERSY.

AND IT HAD TO DO WITH TWO

MAIN ISSUES: ONE WAS THE

PHYSICAL DEPICTION OF THE

TRINITY.

AND AS A PRODUCER OF BIBLE

CARTOONS, I CAN TELL YOU

HOW HARD THAT IS TO DO.

ANYONE WHO HAS EVER LOOKED

AT STAINED GLASS, WHAT ARE

YOU LOOKING AT?

WHAT PHYSICAL

REPRESENTATION ARE YOU

LOOKING AT?

AND HOW DO YOU EVEN

PRETEND TO ACCURATELY

PORTRAY THAT, WHETHER IT

IS IN A FILM OR ON THE

CEILING OF THE SISTINE

CHAPEL.

AND THE SECOND HAS TWO DO

WITH THE DOCTRINE.

DON'T CROSS INTO THAT.

JESUS TALKED A GREAT DEAL,

MORE THAN ANY OTHER FIGURE

IN THE BIBLE -- JESUS

TALKED ABOUT HELL, AND

HELL BEING VERY REAL, AND

THAT'S WHAT DREW HIM TO

THE CROSS.

WE DON'T ALL GET SAVED AT

THE END.

IT IS UP TO WHAT WE

CONFESS WITH OUR MOUTH.

DO WE BELIEVE THAT HE

CAME, THAT HE DWELLED ON

EARTH, THAT HE LIVED A

PERFECT LIFE, THAT HE WAS

SACRIFICED ON A CROSS.

WILLINGLY HE PUT HIMSELF

THERE, WILLINGLY

SACRIFICED, SO THAT WE

COULD ENJOY ETERNITY WITH

HIM FOREVER.

IF WE BELIEVE THAT AND

CONFESS THAT WITH OUR

MOUTHS, THEN WE ARE SAVED.

> TERRY?

Terry: UP NEXT, THEIR

SON HAD A LITANY OF

DISEASES, AND THEY WERE

TOLD TO PREP FOR THE END.

HIS MUSCLES WOULD GET

WEAKER AND THEN THEY WOULD

DISAPPEAR.

FOR THREE YEARS, WE STAYED

LIKE 80 TO 120 DAYS A YEAR

IN THE HOSPITAL.

Terry: WATCH AS 11

YEARS OF PROBLEMS VANISH

DURING A LUNCH BREAK.

THAT'S NEXT.

Terry: 11 YEARS OLD

ADRIAN NIGUARD WAS SO

SICK, DOCTORS ENCOURAGED

HIS PARENTS TO, QUOTE,

"MAKE SOME MEMORIES WITH

HIM BEFORE HE WAS GONE."

UNFORTUNATELY, ADRIAN

WASN'T HEALTHY ENOUGH TO

GO TO A BEACH OR TO

DISNEYLAND.

INSTEAD, HE WANTED TO GO

TO A CHURCH CONFERENCE.

WHEN ADRIAN WAS FIVE

MONTHS AND A HALF, THE

NURSE ADVISED US TO START

FEEDING HIM BABY FOOD,

JUST TO START THE

TRANSITION TO SOLID FOOD,

AND TO TRY OUT IF HE COULD

EVEN SLEEP BETTER.

HE DIDN'T RESPOND WELL.

HE WAS IN A LOT OF PAIN.

HE WAS SCREAMING ALL

THROUGH THE NIGHT AND ALL

THROUGH THE DAY.

HE WAS SWEATING PROFUSELY.

HIS CLOTHES WERE SOAKED,

AND HE WAS SPASTIC FROM

THE PAIN.

MY HUSBAND, THOMAS AND I,

WOULD TAKE TURNS.

AND EACH ONE OF US COULD

TAKE A MAXIMUM OF 30

MINUTES, AND THEN WE WOULD

HAVE TO SWITCH.

YOU TRY TO DO

EVERYTHING FOR HIM, BUT

YOU CAN'T TAKE AWAY THE

PAIN.

WHEN THEY PUT HIM ON

I.V. NUTRITION, WITHIN TWO

DAYS HE WAS PAIN-FREE.

WE REALIZED MANY OF THIS

SYMPTOMS WERE RELATED TO

HIS DIGESTIVE SYSTEM.

FOR THREE YEARS WE STAYED

LIKE 80 TO 120 DAYS A YEAR

IN THE HOSPITAL.

HE WAS VERY SICK.

SO WE EXPECTED HIM TO DIE

SEVERAL TIMES.

MY CRIES TO GOD WERE,

DID YOU FORGET US?

ARE YOU BUSY SOMEWHERE?

I WOULD CRY UNTIL I HAD NO

TEARS LEFT.

AND THERE IN THE SILENCE,

AFTERWARDS, HE WOULD COME.

WE COULD VERY MUCH FEEL

HIS PRESENCE.

I WAS UPSET, TOO,

BECAUSE WHY?

WHY SHOULD I GET A SICK

SON AND SO SICK?

OF COURSE I WAS CRYING OUT

TO GOD AND SHOUTING TO

HIM.

I THINK GOD IS BIG ENOUGH

TO TAKE MY EXPRESSION.

HIS MUSCLES WOULD GET

WEAKER, AND THEN THEY

WOULD DISAPPEAR.

SO HE HAD SOME KIND OF

PROGRESSIVE MUSCL MUSCULAR

DISEASE.

HE HAD EPILEPSY, HE HAD

TACTACHYCARDIA, A LOT OF

PROBLEMS THAT CAUSED HIM

TO GROW VERY, VERY WEAK.

AT THE AGE OF 11, OUR

DOCTOR SAID, YOU TALKED

ABOUT GOING ON A TRIP,

JUST CREATING MEMORIES FOR

YOU AS A FAMILY TO LIVE ON

AFTER HE IS GONE.

NOW IS YOUR WINDOW OF

OPPORTUNITY.

NEXT YEAR HE PROBABLY

WON'T BE ABLE TO.

WE KNEW NEXT YEAR WE MIGHT

NOT HAVE HIM.

WE COULDN'T GO TO THE

BEACH BECAUSE OF ADRIAN.

HE COULDN'T PLAY IN THE

SAND.

WE COULDN'T GO TO A DISNEY

PARK BECAUSE HE WAS TOO

WEAK TO GO TO EVERYTHING.

HE JUST HAD TO LOOK, AND

THAT WAS NOT FUN FOR HIM.

AND WE THOUGHT, WELL,

WE WOULD LIKE TO GO TO A

CONFERENCE, LIKE A CHURCH

CONFERENCE.

THAT MIGHT SOUND WEIRD,

BUT WE HAD NEVER BEEN ABLE

TO GO ANYWHERE.

WE THOUGHT, WHAT IF WE GO

TO BETHEL CHURCH.

OUR KIDS JUST LOVE THEIR

MUSIC.

WHEN WE GOT TO BETHEL,

ADRIAN LEANED OVER AND HE

SAID TO ME, MOM, NOW I

KNOW WHATEVER GOD HAS FOR

ME, THAT'S WHAT I WANT.

I KNOW HE WANTS WHAT'S

BEST FOR ME.

THAT WAS JUST GREAT.

AND THEN WE WENT TAU TO A

SESSION ON HEALING.

AT THE END, THEY SAID,

DOES ANYONE NEED A

MIRACLE?

AND HE RAISED HIS HAND.

AND A YOUNG MAN STOOD NEXT

TO ADRIAN, AND HE SAID,

WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU?

AND ADRIAN SAID, I CAN'T

EAT.

AND HE JUST PRAYED AND

PRAYED FOR HIM, PRAYING

FOR NEW LIFE IN HIS

STOMACH AND HIS DIGESTIVE

SYSTEM, AND OFF WE WENT.

I ASKED ADRIAN, DID YOU

SENSE ANYTHING?

DID YOU FEEL ANYTHING

DIFFERENT?

AND HE SAID NO, BUT IT WAS

A GOOD EXPERIENCE.

SO FOR LUNCH, WE WENT TO A

RESTAURANT NEARBY BECAUSE

WE NEEDED TO EAT BEFORE

THE NEXT SESSION.

AND WE ALL ORDERED, AND

ADRIAN SAID, CAN I HAVE

THE BREADSTICK TO PLAY

WITH.

USUALLY AT HOME, WE WOULD

ALWAYS GIVE HIM FOOD ON

THE PLATE TO CUT INTO

PIECES AND JUST TO BE A

PART OF THE MEAL,

BASICALLY.

ALL OF A SUDDEN ADRIAN

SAID, CAN I HAVE ANOTHER

ONE.

AND WE SAID, NO, YOU

ALREADY HAVE ONE.

AND HE SAID, NOT ANYMORE.

I JUST ATE IT AND I

HAVE NO IDEA WHY.

AND I HAVE NO IDEA HOW IT

TASTED.

I DON'T REMEMBER.

WILL HE BE SICK?

OR DID HE GET HEALED?

HOW WILL THIS GO?

JUST TINY, TINY AMOUNTS

OF WATERMELON, THAT

CONTAINS A LOT OF WATER,

WAS ENOUGH TO MAKE HIM

VERY SICK.

JUST THE IDEA OF HIM

EATING A BREADSTICK, IT

WAS LIKE...IT WAS

UNIMAGINABLE.

SO MY HUSBAND AND I

STARTED TALKING.

NOW WHAT DO WE DO?

DO WE TAKE HIM TO THE

HOSPITAL?

AND WE THOUGHT, NO, THERE

IS NO USE.

THEY DON'T KNOW HIM HERE.

IT IS JUST TOO COMPLICATED

TO BEGIN TO EXPLAIN

EVERYTHING.

AND WE THOUGHT, WELL, WELL

JUST HAVE TO OBSERVE.

HE WENT TO BED, AND

EVERYTHING WAS NORMAL.

AND WE RECOGNIZED

SOMETHING WAS DIFFERENT,

BUT WE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT.

THE NEXT MORNING, I

TIPTOED INTO HIS ROOM TO

SEE IF HE WAS STILL ALIVE.

AND I LOOB LOOKED OVER IN HIS

BED.

AND THOMAS CAME AND STOOD

NEXT TO ME, AND THERE HE

WAS, SLEEPING,

ROSY-CHEEKED.

AND HE WAS JUST FINE.

I WOKE UP WITH MY MOM

OVER ME, AND I ASKED, WHEN

IS BREAKFAST.

AND IT WAS JUST

AMAZING.

HIS HEALING DIDN'T COME

WITH A MANUAL.

WE DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO DO

THIS.

BUT, HONESTLY, WE JUST

COULDN'T STOP HIM.

HE WOULD EAT EVERYTHING.

HE WOULD HAVE BURGERS AND

FRIES AND SALADS AND

PIZZAS AND ICE CREAM AND

EVERYTHING.

IT WAS JUST IMPOSSIBLE TO

STOP HIM.

I HAD 12 YEARS TO CATCH

UP ON.

WITHIN DAYS FROM WHEN

IT WAS HEALED, THE MUSCLE

STARTED GROWING BACK.

HE WAS CHANGING RIGHT

BEFORE OUR VERY EYES.

WHEN WE CAME BACK TO

NORWAY, ADRIAN'S DOCTORS

ARE SAYING, THIS CANNOT BE

EXPLAINED MEDICALLY.

HIS PHYSIO THERAPIST SAID

THIS IS A MIRACLE FROM

GOD.

IT JUST CAN'T BE ANYTHING

ELSE.

IT IS THE MOST STRANGE

FEELING, WHEN YOU HAVE

BEEN THROUGH SO MANY YEARS

EXPECTING HIM, THAT HE

COULD DIE, TO KNOWING HE

HAS A CHANCE TO GROW UP

AND EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE

FOR HIM NOW.

THAT IS AMAZING.

I REMEMBER THE VERY

MOMENT I WAS IN THE CAR

AND I REALIZED THAT ADRIAN

WOULD HAVE A FUTURE.

AND HE HAD BEEN HEALED FOR

QUITE SOME TIME, BUT IT

JUST HIT ME THAT HE WILL

HAVE A FUTURE.

AND I WAS JUST SO

GRATEFUL.

YOU KNOW, ALL THOSE

PRAYERS THAT WE PRAYED

THROUGHOUT ADRIAN'S LIFE

AND HIS ILLNESS, I FIRMLY

BELIEVE THAT THOSE KEPT

HIM ALIVE.

HE WASN'T HEALED, BUT GOD

KEPT HIM IN HIS HAND.

I BELIEVE IN THE POWER

OF PRAYER.

AND I BELIEVE IN THE POWER

OF GOD.

I'VE SEEN ENOUGH THINGS TO

KNOW GOD.

HEALING IS ON THE

LORD'S HEART.

THAT IS WHO HE IS.

HE IS THE LIFE GIVER, THE

HEALER.

I USED TO THINK, I KNOW

THAT GOD CAN HEAL, BUT I

DON'T KNOW IF HE WANTS TO.

AND NOW I KNOW HE WANTS

TO.

Terry: I THINK AS

THAT MOTHER SAID, I

REALIZED HE HAD A FUTURE.

THAT'S JEREMIAH, 29: 11.

THAT'S GOD'S PLAN, TO GIVE

YOU HOPE AND A FUTURE.

SO WE HOPE THAT ADRIAN'S

STORY HAS DONE THAT FOR

YOU TODAY.

WE WANT TO GIVE YOU

FURTHER HOPE.

IT IS NOT JUST ADRIAN WHO

GOT HIS WISH.

THERE ARE OTHERS AS WELL.

THIS IS A STORY OUT OF

AUSTIN, TEXAS.

NORMA WAS DIAGNOSED, SHE

HAD TWO CYSTS ON HER RIGHT

KIDNEY.

ONE DAY SHE WAS WATCHING

THIS PROGRAM, AND GORDON,

SHE HEARD YOU GIVE A WORD

OF KNOWLEDGE.

YOU SAID, "YOU HAVE A

SERIOUS KIDNEY CONDITION.

IT IS ON YOUR RIGHT

KIDNEY.

SHE PLACED HER HAND OVER

HER RIGHT KIDNEY AND

RECEIVED THE WORD.

SHE WENT FOR A CHECKUP,

AND BOTH THE CYSTS WERE

GONE."

Gordon: THIS WOMAN IN

ANGELO, TEXAS, SMASHED HER

RIGHT FINGER WHILE

INCREASINCLOSINGTHE LEAF ON A HEAVY COFFEE

TABLE.

SHE WAS IN CONSTANT PAIN.

ONE DAY SHE WAS WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB," AND TERRY

SAID, "YOU'VE DAMAGED THE

FELANGES IN YOUR HAND."

I WISH I KNEW WHAT A

FELANGE WAS.

"IT IS SO PAINFUL, YOU

CAN'T WRITE OR PULL

HANDLES."

SHE CLAIMED THE WORD AND

WHEN SHE ATTEMPTED TO OPEN

HER HAND, AND WHEN SHE

DID, THERE WAS NO PAIN.

ALL OF THE FEELING HAD

RETURNED, AND HER FINGER

HAD STRAIGHTENED, AND SHE

HAS HAD NO TROUBLE SINCE.

AND THAT IS WONDERFUL.

THAT IS WONDERFUL.

THAT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU.

HERE IS SOMETHING FOR YOU:

REALIZE GOD IS LOVE.

WHEN YOU SEE HIM, WHEN

YOU'RE IN HIS PRESENCE,

KEEP THAT IN MIND.

HE IS LOVE.

AND THE APOSTLE PAUL SAYS,

"LOVE KEEPS NO RECORD OF

WRONGS."

ALL OF IT HAS BEEN TAKEN

AWAY.

GOD'S WRATH HAS BEEN

POURED OUT ON HIS SON.

WHEN JESUS SAID IT'S

FINISHED, HE MEANT IT.

AND WHAT A GREAT

SALVATION, AVAILABLE TO

WHOEVER WOULD BELIEVE.

AND THAT'S YOU.

YOU CAN BE "WHOEVER."

AND JUST REALIZE IT'S ALL

THERE.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO ARGUE

FOR IT.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BEG FOR

IT.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO CONVINCE

GOD TO DO IT.

IT'S ALREADY HAPPENED.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

BELIEVE IT.

NOW, TERRY AND I ARE GOING

TO PRAY.

AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS

JOIN WITH US.

AND WHAT HAS HAPPENED FOR

OTHERS CAN HAPPEN FOR YOU.

AND JUST LIKE THAT

WONDERFUL STORY, WELL, YOU

DON'T ALWAYS GET THE

SPECIAL TINGLE.

YOU DON'T ALWAYS FEEL OIL

BEING POURED OVER YOUR

HEAD.

SOMETIMES IT IS JUST A

NICE EXPERIENCE.

BUT THEN YOU GO FORWARD,

REALIZING, WELL, THIS IS

MORE THAN JUST A NICE

EXPERIENCE; GOD HAS HEALED

ME.

LET'S PRAY, LET'S BELIEVE,

AND WHEN TWO OR MORE AGREE

TOUCHING ANYTHING, IT

SHALL BE DONE FOR THEM BY

MY FATHER IN HEAVEN.

THESE ARE THE WORDS OF

JESUS.

SO WE'RE GOING TO AGREE.

WE'RE GOING TO PRAY.

AND WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO

IS LAY YOUR HANDS ON THAT

AREA OF THE BODY THAT

NEEDS HEALING.

IF IT IS THROUGHOUT YOUR

BODY, JUST LAY YOUR HAND

ON TOP OF YOUR HEAD.

LET'S AGREE AND LET'S

PRAY.

LORD, WE JUST LIFT THE

NEEDS, RIGHT NOW, AND AS

FAITH IS RISING TO YOU,

YOU ALWAYS RESPOND TO

FAITH.

YOU ALWAYS SEE FAITH.

YOU ALWAYS REACT TO FAITH.

AND SO AS PEOPLE ARE

LAYING A HAND ON THAT AREA

OF THE BODY THAT NEEDS

HEALING, WE JOIN TOGETHER

WITH THEM AND WE SAY OUT

LOUD -- WE SAY IT OUT

LOUD -- BE HEALED AND BE

RESTORED IN THE NAME OF

JESUS.

BY THE STRIPES OF JESUS, I

AM HEALED RIGHT NOW.

THTHIS SICKNESS, THIS

INFIRMITY, THIS PAIN LEAVE

NOW IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

WHAT YOU COULDN'T DO

BEFORE, DO IT NOW AND

REALIZE THAT GOD HAS

HEALED YOU.

FAITH IS ALWAYS AN ACT.

WHETHER IT IS EATING A

BREADSTICK OR JUST GETTING

UP, FAITH IS AN ACT.

THERE IS A WOMAN, YOU'VE

GOT A LEFT KNEE THAT IS

CAUSING YOU A GREAT DEAL

OF PAIN AND TROUBLE.

AND YOU'RE WONDERING, CAN

I TRUST IT.

CAN I TRUST WHAT JUST

HAPPENED TO ME.

AND THE ANSWER TO YOU IS

YES, YOU CAN.

YES, YOU CAN.

JUST RECEIVE IT NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME.

AND THERE IS ANOTHER ONE,

YOUR NAME IS ANGELA, AND

GOD HAS JUST HEALED YOU,

RESTORED YOU.

JUST RAISE YOUR ARMS TO

HIM AND PRAISE HIM FOR

WHAT HE HAS DONE, FOR YOU

ARE TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY

HEALED.

TERRY?

Terry: THERE IS

SOMEONE ELSE, YOU HAVE THE

SAME KIND OF AN ISSUE THAT

ADRIAN HAD.

AND YOU'VE NOT BEEN ABLE

TO EAT FOR A LONG, LONG

TIME.

BUT GOD HAS A WORD FOR YOU

TODAY IN THIS.

YOU HAVE BEGUN IDENTIFY

WITH YOUR MALITY, WITH

YOUR ILLNESS.

TODAY HIS QUESTION IS:

WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE ME DO

FOR YOU?

RELEASE YOUR IDENTITY FROM

THAT.

GRAB HOLD OF JESUS AND BE

SET FREE.

YOU'RE HEALED.

Gordon: THERE IS

SOMEONE, AND YOU'RE

SAYING, PLEASE SAY CROHN'S

DISEASE, AND SO WE'RE

SAYING CROHN'S DISEASE FOR

YOU.

AND JUST BE RESTORED IN

YOUR INNERMOST BEING.

LET YOUR BODY NO LONGER

FIGHT AGAINST ITSELF, BUT

BE RESTORED NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

AND BE MADE WHOLE.

NO MORE PAIN.

NO MORE CRAMPING.

NONE OF THOSE ISSUES.

BE GONE NOW AND NEVER

RETURN, IN JESUS' NAME.

Terry: THERE IS

SOMEONE ELSE, YOU HAVE

BADLY FALLEN ARCHES, AND

IT HAS AFFECTED YOUR WALK

AND YOUR SPINE.

GOD IS JUST HEALING THAT

CONDITION FOR YOU FROM TOP

TO BOTTOM, RIGHT NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

Gordon: THERE IS

SOMEONE ELSE WITH

RECURRING MIGRAINES, AND

YOU'RE ACTUALLY WORRIED

YOU'RE HAVING MINI

STROKES.

AND THE STROKES ARE

EVIDENCE BY THE MIGRAINE

PAIN.

GOD HAS HEALED YOU.

HE HAS SET YOU FREE FROM

THAT.

HE IS ABLE TO RESTORE

EVERYTHING ASSOCIATED WITH

YOUR MEMORY AND FUNCTION.

IN JESUS' NAME.

BE HEALED NOW.

LORD, WE THANK YOU.

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR

SACRIFICE.

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE

TOWARDS US, FOR WHILE WE

WERE STILL SINNERS, YOU

DIED FOR US.

WE RECEIVE YOU NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOUCHED BY

GOD, WE WANT TO SHARE YOUR

GOOD REPORT.

WE WANT TO LET OTHERS KNOW

THAT JESUS IS THE SAME,

YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND

FOREVER.

SO SHARE YOUR MIRACLE

TESTIMONY WITH US.

CALL US: 1-800-700-7000.

AND IF YOU NEED PRAYER,

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

IT'S OUR HONOR, OUR

PRIVILEGE TO CONTINUE IN

PRAYER, PREVAILING PRAYER.

WE BELIEVE IN THAT.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US, 24 HOURS A DAY.

1-800-700-7000.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, LATER ON

OUR PROGRAM, A YOUNG WOMAN

IS ATTACKED BY DEMONS IN

HER OWN HOME.

THE WINDOW FLEW OPEN,

AND IMMEDIATELY I GOT

NEEDLES STUCK IN ME, ALL

OVER MY BODY.

I COULD FEEL A HAND AROUND

MY THROAT, AND I COULDN'T

BREATHE.

I COULDN'T TALK.

I COULDN'T SCREAM.

I COULDN'T MOVE.

Terry: SEE HOW SHE

WAS RESCUED, WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Efrem: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE 700 CLUB."

AARON AND MELISSA CLINE

LOST THEIR BUSINESS, WERE

FORCED TO PAY MORE THAN $

$135,000 IN FINE, ALL FOR

REFUSING TO MAKE A CAKE

FOR A SAME-SEX WEDDING.

THE FORMER OWNERS OF THE

SWEET CAKES BY MELISSA

BAKERY APPEARED BEFORE THE

OREGON COURT OF APPEALS.

THE COUPLE ARGUED BAKING A

CAKE FOR A GAY WEDDING

VIOLATES THEIR CHRISTIAN

FAITH, ALTHOUGH THEY

THE THREE-JUDGE PANEL IS

NOT EXPECTED TO RULE FOR

AT LEAST SEVERAL MONTHS.

> "OPERATION BLESSING"

IS HELPINGIOUN PREGNANT HELPING YOUNG PREG NANT

WOMEN IN PERU.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IN

PERU CREATED A PROGRAM TO

HELP THEM BEFORE AND AFTER

THEIR PREGNANCIES, ALONG

WITH GIVING THEM

INFORMATION ABOUT SAFE

DELIVERIES.

AND THE "OPERATION

BLESSING" TEAM ALSO

FOLLOWS UP WITH THE WOMEN

AFTER DELIVERY, AND HAS A

KIT WITH ESSENTIAL CARE

ITEMS AND NUTRITIONAL

ADVICE FOR BOTH THE MOTHER

AND THE BABY.

YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT

WHAT "OPERATION BLESSING"

IS DOING BY GOING TO ITS

WEBSITE AT ob.org.

GORDON AND TERRY ARE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB."

IT IS COMING UP RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Gordon: CBN'S

"SUPERBOOK" IS BRINGING

THE STORIES OF THE BIBLE

TO THE CHILDREN OF THE

WORLD.

IT'S ALSO HELPING A

TEENAGER FROM GUATEMALA

TEACH THE CHILDREN IN HIS

NEIGHBORHOOD HOW TO PRAY

FOR SALVATION.

Reporter: 13-YEAR-OLD

NEILSON ALREADY HAS THE

HEART OF AN EVANGELIST.

HE ATTENDS A CBN SUPPORTED

OUTREACH IN GUATEMALA.

ONE DAY THE DIRECTOR ASKED

HIM FOR HELP.

SHE SAW HOW MUCH I LIKE

TO READ THE BIBLE.

SO SHE ASKED ME TO TEACH

THE KIDS, USING

"SUPERBOOK."

Reporter: NEILSON HAS

BEEN TEACHING THE CLASS

FOR SIX MONTHS.

EACH WEEK BEFORE CLASS, HE

SETS UP THE ROOM, CHAIRS,

AND SOUND.

HE SAID SOMETHING SPECIAL

HAPPENS WHEN HE CALLS THE

KIDS TO COME.

THE KIDS RUN INTO THE

CLASSROOM WHEN THEY KNOW

WE HAVE "SUPERBOOK."

I GREET THEM ALL, AND

THEN WE WATCH THE EPISODE

TOGETHER.

Reporter: NEILSON

ALSO INVITES THE KIDS TO

PRAY TO RECEIVE JESUS AS

THEIR SAVIOR.

JESUS SAID, LET THE

LITTLE CHILDREN COME TO ME

BECAUSE CHILDREN ARE

SPECIAL TO HIM.

Reporter: NEILSON'S

FAVORITE EPISODE, "THE

LAST BATTLE".

WHEN I SAW JESUS COMING

DOWN FROM THE CROWD, I

FELT LIKE HE WAS FIGHTING

FOR ME.

I FIGHT LIKE ONE OF THE

ANGELS WHEN I PRAY FOR

EACH OF THE KIDS IN MY

"SUPERBOOK" CLASS.

"SUPERBOOK" IS A FILM

THAT WAS GIVEN TO ME TO

TELL CHILDREN ABOUT THE

BIBLE.

CHILDREN ABSORB EVERYTHING

THEY LEARN.

THE KIDS ARE BEING

RADICALLY TRANSFORMED

BECAUSE OF "SUPERBOOK."

Gordon: CHILDREN

BEING RADICALLY

TRANSFORMED BECAUSE OF A

CARTOON.

THE BEST PART OF THIS IS

YOU CAN BE INVOLVED.

HOW?

BY JOINING THE "SUPERBOOK"

D.V.D. CLUB.

EVERY FOUR WEEKS, WHEN A

NEW EPISODE IS RELEASED,

YOU'LL BE FIRST IN LINE TO

GET IT.

RIGHT NOW WE HAVE A

WONDERFUL ONE CALLED

"NEBUCHADNEZZAR'S DREAM,"

THE STORY OF DANIEL AND

HOW HE WAS ABLE TO

INTERPRET THE DREAM OF A

KING WHO THREATENED TO

KILL ALL OF HIS WISEMEN.

IT IS A WONDERFUL STORY.

A WONDERFUL STORY TOLD FOR

CHILDREN.

IT IS YOURS WHEN YOU JOIN

THE CLUB.

HOW MUCH IS IT?

$25.

AND EVERY FOUR WEEKS, WHEN

A NEW EPISODE IS RELEASED,

YOU'LL BE FIRST IN LINE TO

GET NOT JUST ONE COPY, BUT

THREE COPIES.

HERE IS THE BEST PART:

YOU'RE GIFT WILL GO INTO

THE PRODUCTION COSTS, THE

DISTRIBUTION COSTS, THE

TRANSLATION COSTS, TO TAKE

THE STORIES OF THE BIBLE

TO THE CHILDREN OF THE

WORLD.

WE'RE NOW BROADCASTING 50

DIFFERENT LANGUAGES.

WE'RE ON OUR WAY TO THAT

GOAL.

ONCE WE HIT THAT, WE'RE

GOING TO SAY, WHAT ABOUT

500 LANGUAGES?

HOW CAN WE GET THE STORIES

OF THE BIBLE ALL AROUND

THE WORLD?

AND YOU ARE A PART OF IT

WHEN YOU'RE A MEMBER OF

THE CLUB.

CALL US IF YOU WANT TO

JOIN: 1-800-700-7000.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, COMING

UP, SHE MADE A DEAL WITH A

DEMON, AND WOUND UP WITH

FAR MORE THAN SHE HAD EVER

ARGUED FOR.

I DARED A DEMON TO WALK

INTO THE ROOM, AND THEY

DID.

Terry: AND THAT

WASN'T THE LAST TIME SHE

WAS HAUNTED BY SOMETHING

FROM THE UNDERWORLD.

SEE HOW SHE STOPPED THE

NIGHTMARES.

THAT'S NEXT.

Terry: AS A YOUNG

TEENAGER, ANITA BURTON

MADE A FOOLISH AND

DANGEROUS DARE WITH A

DEMON.

THAT DARE OPENED THE DOOR

TO YEARS OF REPEATED

DEMONIC ATTACKS.

AND THEY PURSUED HER LONG

INTO ADULTHOOD, NEARLY

DESTROYING HER.

Reporter: ANITA

BURTON GREW UP BELIEVING

EVERYTHING HER MOTHER SAID

ABOUT HER WAS TRUE.

I KNEW I WAS A MISTAKE.

IN MY HEART, I KNEW THAT

BECAUSE I WAS BORN OUT OF

WEDLOCK.

I KNEW THAT MY MOM DID NOT

WANT ME.

SHE TOLD ME SHE HATED ME

WHEN I WAS PROBABLY ABOUT

FIVE YEARS OLD, SOMETHING

I'LL NEVER FORGET.

Reporter: HER MOTHER

WAS ABSENT MOST OF THE

TIME, AND HER PARENTS

DIVORCED WHEN SHE WAS

EIGHT.

EVEN THOUGH SHE WENT TO

CHURCH, SHE ASSUMED GOD

DIDN'T CARE, EITHER.

I WAS VIEWING GOD BY

HOW MY PARENTS TREATED ME.

THEY WERE BUSY.

HERE IS SOME FOOD.

I GOT FED A LITTLE BIT,

AND THEN MOVE ON.

THEY'VE GOT OTHER THINGS

TO GO DO.

Reporter: AS SHE GREW

UP, SHE BECAME CURIOUS

ABOUT THE SUPERNATURAL AND

STARTED WATCHING HORROR

MOVIES JUST FOR THE THRILL

OF IT.

AT HOME ONE NIGHT, SHE

TOOK THE THRILL TOO FAR.

BEING CURIOUS.

I DARED A DEMON TO WALK

INTO THE ROOM, AND THEY

DID.

THE WINDOW FLEW OPEN, AND

IMMEDIATELY I GOT NEEDLES

STUCK IN ME, ALL OVER MY

BODY.

I WAS BEING CHOKED AND I

WAS BEING MURDERED.

I COULD FEEL A HAND AROUND

MY THROAT.

AND I COULDN'T BREATHE.

I COULDN'T TALK.

I COULDN'T SCREAM.

I COULDN'T MOVE.

Reporter: ANITA THEN

FELT A REASSURING PRESENCE

AND HEARD A VOICE,

PROMPTING HER TO PRAY.

I HEARD THIS VOICE SAY,

SAY THESE WORDS.

AT THE TIME, I DIDN'T KNOW

IT WAS THE HOLY SPIRIT.

THE WORDS THE VOICE TOLD

ME TO SAY WAS, FORGIVE ME

LORD, LEAVE NOW.

AND I GOT THE WORDS OUT

AND IT STOPPED.

THERE WAS SOMETHING IN

THAT VOICE THAT I KNEW

WOULD PROTECT ME FOR THE

REST OF MY LIFE.

Reporter: ANITA SAYS

THE ATTACKS CAME EVERY FEW

MONTHS FOR YEARS TO COME.

IT WOULD BE A PUSH, A

SHOVE, AND I USUALLY JUST

TOLD THEM, YOU NEED TO GO

RIGHT NOW OR I'LL SEND THE

VOICE AFTER YOU.

Reporter: AS THE

OLDEST CHILD, ANITA WAS

STRAPPED WITH THE

RESPONSIBILITY OF CARING

FOR HER SIBLINGS.

AGAIN, NO ONE SEEMED TO

NOTICE.

MY MOM WAS NEVER THERE

FOR ME, SO I HAD DEEP

REJECTION ISSUES, DEEP

UNWORTHINESS ISSUES.

SHE WOULD ABANDON ME FOR

MONTHS AT A TIME.

I DIDN'T FEEL LIKE ANYBODY

REALLY KNEW ME.

I DIDN'T FEEL WORTHY

ENOUGH.

Reporter: WHEN SHE

WAS OLDER, SHE MOVED OUT,

GOT A JOB, AND HIT THE

PARTY SCENE.

I'M GOING TO HAVE FUN.

YOU GROW UP ANGRY.

YOU GROW UP NOT

UNDERSTANDING.

YOU GROW UP, I'M GOING TO

LIVE FOR ME NOW.

IT'S MY TURN.

Reporter: WHEN THAT

GOT OLD, SHE MARRIED AND

STARTED A FAMILY.

BUT THERE WAS STILL AN

EMPTINESS IN HER HEART

THAT SHE COULDN'T FILL.

MY ESCAPE WOULD BE

DOING THINGS FOR OTHERS,

CONCENTRATING ON HELPING

PEOPLE.

YEAH, IT WOULD GIVE YOU A

TEMPORARY GOODIE FEELING,

BUT IT WAS TEMPORARY.

IT WAS ALWAYS TEMPORARY.

I WAS JUST BURYING STUFF.

I DIDN'T WANT TO DEAL WITH

THE ISSUES WITH MY MOM OR

MY DAD.

I FELT LIKE THERE WAS A

DEEP STRUGGLE IN ME.

KNOWING THAT THERE IS MORE

BUT NOT KNOWING HOW TO GET

THERE.

Reporter: THE ONE

CONSTANT THAT GAVE HER

HOPE WAS THE VOICE THAT

PROTECTED HER FROM

SPIRITUAL ATTACKS.

SHE LEARNED OVER THE YEARS

TO TRUST IT.

SO WHEN IT NUDGED HER TO

VISIT A CERTAIN CHURCH SHE

HAD PASSED A NEW TIMES,

SHE OBEYED.

THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT

A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE

LORD.

AND I WAS, LIKE, THIS IS

WHAT I HAVE BEEN LOOKING

FOR.

I STARTED FIGURING OUT

THAT I WAS TALKING TO GOD.

I FOUND A PLACE THAT WAS

EMPTY IN MY HEART.

I FOUND THE RELATIONSHIP

THAT I WANTED, THAT WAS

EMPTY.

THERE WAS A HOLE IN MY

HEART, AND THE LORD WAS

FILLING IT.

Reporter: AFTER SHE

DISCOVERED HOW MUCH GOD

LOVED HER, SHE LEARNED HE

COULD HEAL HER EMOTIONAL

SCARS, TOO.

I WAS LEARNING TO

FORGIVE.

LEARNING TO FORGIVE MY

DAD, MY MOTHER, THE

CIRCUMSTANCES, MYSELF --

THAT WAS A BIG ONE.

AND LEARNING HOW MUCH HE

TRULY LOVED ME.

Reporter: AT A CHURCH

WOMEN'S EVENT, SHE SHARED

HER STORY ABOUT THE DEMONS

THAT HAD BEEN HARASSING

HER.

A PASTOR THERE TOLD HER

SHE COULD BE DELIVERED

FROM IT.

SHE HAD ME REPEAT A

PRAYER OF REPENTING A CULT

SPIRIT.

SHE HAD ME REPEAT A PRAYER

OF TAKING AUTHORITY AND

TELLING THEM TO GO.

AND I FELT THEM

IMMEDIATELY GO.

Reporter: THERE HAVE

BEEN NO ATTACKS SINCE.

NOW SHE USES HER

EXPERIENCE TO HELP OTHERS

FIND PEACE AND DELIVERANCE

IN CHRIST.

AS FOR HER PURPOSE IN

LIFE, ANITA SAYS SHE HAS

FOUND IT.

HE'S MY PURPOSE NOW.

THE LORD IS MY PURPOSE AND

I FEEL WHOLE.

I'VE LEARNED THAT I'M NOT

A MISTAKE, THAT THE LORD

DESIGNED ME AND KNEW ME

BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF

THE WORLD.

Terry: AND THAT TRUTH

IS FOR YOU, TOO.

YOU WERE CREATED WITH A

PLAN AND A PURPOSE IN

MIND.

GOD HAS KINGDOM PURPOSES.

AND HE LOOKS FOR US TO

COME TO HIM, TO KNOW HIM.

HE ALREADY KNOWS US.

HE IS A GOOD, GOOD FATHER.

AND EVEN WHEN WE'VE BEEN

WOUNDED BY PEOPLE WHO

SHOULD HAVE LOVED US, WHO

SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE,

WHO SHOULD HAVE NURTURED

US, WHO SHOULD HAVE VALUED

US AND GIVEN US A SENSE OF

OUR WORTH, EVEN WHEN THAT

IS ABSENT, GOD CAN COME IN

AND FILL THAT EMPTINESS

AND THAT HOLE INSIDE OF

YOU.

SOME OF YOU TODAY MIGHT BE

FEELING THAT.

AND SOME OF YOU NEED TO

SEE HOW THE ENEMY WORKS IN

THAT.

YOU SEE, GOD IS A FATHER

WHO LOVES YOU, BUT THERE

IS AN ENEMY OF GOD.

AND HE IS THE ONE WHO

WHISPERS THE LIE INTO YOUR

HEART, NO ONE LOVES YOU,

YOU'RE NOT WORTHY, YOU'RE

NOT VALUED, YOU HAVE NO

PURPOSE.

THERE IS TRUTH THAT CAN BE

SPOKEN THAT HEALS ALL OF

THAT.

TODAY I JUST WANT TO

ENCOURAGE YOU, IF YOU HAVE

BEEN WOUNDED AND HURT, IF

YOU'VE LISTENED TO THE LIE

OF THE ENEMY AND LET HIM

IDENTIFY WHO YOU ARE, COME

HOME TO THE FATHER HEART

OF GOD.

HE IS ALWAYS THERE WITH

ARMS WIDE OPEN.

THAT'S WHAT JESUS DID WHEN

HE STRETCHED HIS ARMS OUT

ON THE CROSS.

HE SAID, COME TO ME, I'M

HERE TO HEAL.

COME TO GOD TODAY.

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TODAY WE WANT TO LEAVE YOU

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FROM PSALM 34: "TASTE AND

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BLESSED IS THE ONE WHO

TAKES REFUGE IN HIM."

TAKES REFUGE IN HIM."

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