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Bring It On-Line: - March 28, 2017

IS IT MY RESPONSIBILITY AS HER GRANDMOTHER TO TEACH HER ABOUT THE LORD, OR SHOULD I RESPECT HER MOM'S WISHES IN THIS CASE? IS IT OK TO LET CHILDREN HUNT FOR EASTER EGGS AND RECEIVE FROM THE EASTER BUNNY? Read Transcript


Time to Bring It On with some of the email

questions that you all have sent in.

And, Pat, this first one comes from Carmen, who says,

"I have a young granddaughter.

Her mother doesn't want her exposed

to religion for some reason.

I spend a lot of time with my granddaughter.

Is it my responsibility as her grandmother

to teach her about the Lord?

Or should I respect her mom's wishes in this case?"

PAT ROBERTSON: You know, one of the amazing things that I've

found about black athletes, so many of them

were influenced by their grandmothers.

You talk to these great big husky guys who are NFL pros.

Well, my grandma, you know?

And their grandmother was so important.

Now, look don't teach your kid about religion.

Don't tell her about, you know, all the sacraments and stuff.

Just tell her about Jesus.

And you say, well, I'm not teaching her religion.

I'm just introducing her to a friend.

And you can talk to a friend and pray about the friend

and do all those things.

But I just think, you know, if a parent doesn't want their child

to know anything about God, you know, you're the grandparent.

And just don't say, well, I'm going

to indoctrinate you in the Catholic church or the Baptist

church.

But teach her about Jesus.

There's nothing wrong with that.

OK.

This is TC, who says, "My husband

and I have been serving God together for 10 years.

About a year ago, he began listening

to the teachings of a man who claims to be an apostle.

He no longer believes in the Trinity

and stopped going to church with me.

Because of this, we have great turmoil in our marriage.

We can't talk about anything spiritual without fighting.

And, sadly, we have no spiritual life together anymore.

I think he's deceived, and he thinks I'm deceived.

How can I have peace in my marriage in the midst of this?"

Well, I think what you need to do

is to get people together who love

the Lord and counsel with him.

He's been captured.

You know, he's captured by an alien force.

There are false teachings around.

And they're very seductive.

And a lot of them have satanic hold behind them.

And your husband's been captured.

And what you need to do is to get him free.

And all I can say is, pray for him

as if he were a prisoner of some alien power.

OK.

This is Kay who says, "In the Bible,

it says that, when someone dies, you should laugh.

And when someone is born, you should cry.

I'm a little confused.

Could you explain this to me?"

PAT ROBERTSON: Oh, it doesn't say it that way.

You know, people misquote stuff.

I mean, that's lamentations, it's better

to be at the House of Mourning than the House of Rejoicing

kind of thing.

So the day of the death is better

than the day of your birth.

I mean, these are some aphorisms,

some sayings of wisdom in one of the wisdom books.

But that's not a strong teaching of the Bible,

you're supposed to laugh when somebody dies.

It doesn't say that.

It basically says that, rather than be

at the House of Feasting, it's better

to be at the House of Mourning.

It's better to cry over the sorrows of others

than to be always laughing.

I mean, but this is lamentations, OK?

OK.

This is Lydia, who says, "Is it OK to let

children hunt for Easter eggs and receive from the Easter

Bunny?

I thank you for your explanation of Easter and the fact

that it's OK to eat Easter candy,

but I wasn't sure about other activities associated

with Easter."

PAT ROBERTSON: All right.

As I've told you before, Easter comes

from Eastre, which has to do with the Babylonian goddess

Astarte.

It is a heathen practice.

Now, what are eggs?

If you look at the art--

for example, you go to the Temple of Baalbek back

in Lebanon and you'll find the so-called egg and dart

symbols--

the egg is a symbol of fertility.

The dart is the symbol, of course, of the male sex object.

And those things are pagan symbols.

The egg is a symbol of fertility.

And I suppose they have bunnies in there

because bunnies have so many babies.

I don't know what all else it is.

But all this, if you want to go out and color Easter eggs

and have a bunch of people go out and hunt for eggs

behind the bushes and put them in baskets

and have a little celebration, there's nothing wrong with that

as long as you understand, if you dig way behind it,

that's what it's all about.

But I don't think you're sinning to go have an Easter egg hunt.

I mean, you know, just have fun.

Have a party.

But don't get hung up on it, all right?

OK.

This is Stephanie, who says, "I'm a college student.

And for the past six months, I have

suffered through days of complete fear, anxiety,

and crippling depression.

I feel as though I'm in the chains of bondage.

In this time period, I've sought after God with my whole being.

I have to read scripture right as I wake up

just to get myself out of bed.

I need healing, as I cannot go any further without

intervention from God.

What can I do?

I don't know what I'm doing wrong

and why God is always silent."

I think you need to see a good physiologist or psychiatrist

or somebody who works with, you know, neurology

and that kind of thing.

Depression does have physiological causes.

And I'm not a great proponent of giving people little pills,

but the truth is that extreme depression

does have physiological causes.

It's not necessarily spiritual.

And, first of all, you've got to get free of any guilt you've

got and get right with God.

But, at the same time, you may need

one of those antidepressants to kind of get you

over this rough patch.

I don't want to get hooked on those things.

But, nevertheless, in this case, you probably

need some medicine to help you, OK?

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