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The 700 Club - April 19, 2017

He’s an award-winning singer, but don’t label him by that alone. Hear a live performance from Christian music’s Matthew West. Then, a meth dealer hears a voice just in the nick of time. Read Transcript


Wendy: TODAY...AN

AWARD-WINNING CHRISTIAN

SINGER, BUT DON'T LABEL

HIM BY THAT ALONE.

HERE A LIVE PERFORMANCE

FROM MATTHEW WEST.

> THEN...A METH DEALER

HEARS A VOICE.

THIS IS NOT REAL.

Wendy: ...JUST IN THE

KNICK OF TIME.

HOW IT LED TO A SECOND

CHANCE ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

THERE WAS NOBODY ELSE

WHO COULD DO IT.

*

Pat: WELL, WELCOME,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, TO

THIS EDITION OF "THE 700

CLUB."

SHAKESPEARE TALKED ABOUT

SOMETHING THAT IS FULL OF

SOUND AND FURY, SIGNIFYING

NOTHING.

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED WITH

THAT ELECTION DOWN IN

GEORGIA.

AN OFF-ELECTION FOR ONE

CONGRESSIONAL SEAT.

THE DEMS PUT IN

$8 MILLION, AND ALMOST ALL

OF IT, ALMOST EVERY SINGLE

DOLLAR CAME FROM OUT OF

STATE TO TRY TO PUT IN A

DEMOCRAT IN AN

OFF-ELECTION.

IN ORDER TO HAVE A CLEAR

WIN, HE HAD TO GET OVER

50% OF THE VOTE.

HE DIDN'T GET IT.

SO WHEN THE REPUBLICANS

COME TOGETHER AGAINST HIM

IN THE GENERAL ELECTION,

THE CHANCES ARE THAT HE

WILL GET BEATEN.

Wendy: IT WAS MUCH A

ADO ABOUT NOTHING.

Pat: FULL OF SOUND

AND FURY.

I UNDERSTAND THAT CNN IS

JUMPING FOR JOY.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH CNN?

Wendy: I THINK THEY

WANTED VICTORY SO BAD, IN

THEIR MINDS IT IS VICTORY.

Pat: LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, I KNOW SO MUCH

ABOUT THE EARLY DAYS.

TED TURNER -- WE USED TO

BE FRIENDS.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT HE IS

DOING NOW BESIDES RAISING

BUFFALOS.

ANYHOW, HIS IDEA OF A

NEWSCAST -- THIS IS A TRUE

STORY -- HE GOT A DOG AND

HE FED THE DOG PEANUT

BUTTER, AND THEN HE PUT

THE DOG ON CLOSE-UP

CAMERA, AND THE DOG WAS

DOING THIS WITH THE PEANUT

BUTTER, AND HE HAD A GUY

READING THE NEWS

OFF-SCREEN.

THIS IS TRUE.

THIS WAS THEIR TRUE OF A

NEWSCAST.

THIS WAS THE EARLY DAYS OF

CNN.

IT'S A JOKE WHAT THEY'RE

DOING.

BUT, ANYHOW, THE CABLE

NEWS HAS BECOME SO BIAS IT

IS RIDICULOUS.

Wendy: THAT DISTRICT

DOWN IN GEORGIA THAT ONCE

NEWT GINGRICH'S HOME --

THAT DISTRICT HAD BEEN

HELD BY CONGRESSMAN TOM

PRICE, AND NOW THE RACE IS

HEADED FOR A RUNOFF, AND

REPUBLICANS WILL BE

FAVORED TO WIN.

HEATHER SELLS HAS THE

STORY.

Heather: BOTH PARTIES

SEE THE SEAT HELD BY

FORMER CONGRESSMAN TOM

PRICE AS A TEST, AN EARLY

INDICATOR OF WHAT LIES

AHEAD IN THE 2018

CONGRESSIONAL MID-TERM

ELECTIONS, AND DEMOCRATS

ARE TRYING TO MAKE IT A

REFERENDUM ON THE

PRESIDENT.

IF PRESIDENT TRUMP

EMBARRASSES OUR COUNTRY OR

ACTS RECKLESSLY, I'LL HOLD

HIM ACCOUNTABLE.

Heather: JON OSSOFF

WAS UP AGAINST 11

CANDIDATES LAST NIGHT, BUT

FAILED TO GET THE

NECESSARY 50% OF THE VOTE

TO AVOID A RUNOFF

ELECTION.

THAT PITS HIM AGAINST

KAREN HANDLE IN JUNE.

OSOSS HANDLEHANDLE IS A FORMER

EXECUTIVE WITH THE SUSAN

G. KOMEN FOUNDATION, AND

SHE TOOK HEAT IN 2012 FOR

A DECISION TO STOP FUNDING

PLANNED PARENTHOOD.

THIS WAS A

PRE-MEDITATED,

ORCHESTRATED ATTACK ON A

BREAST CANCER

ORGANIZATION.

Heather: SHE TOLD CBN

NEWS THAT COM KOMEN WAS

LOOKING FOR NEUTRAL

GROUND, AND NOTICED THAT

PLANNED PARENTHOOD DIDN'T

PERFORM MAMMOGRAMS, BUT

REFERRED THEM OUT.

SHE CLEARLY TIED HER

OPPONENT TO THE NATIONAL

DEMOCRATIC PARTY.

IT IS A CHOOSE BETWEEN

THE VIEWS AND THE VALUES

OF A PROVEN, INDEPENDENT,

AND CONSERVATIVE LEADER

WHO HAS DELIVERED FOR THE

PEOPLE OF THIS DISTRICT

AND THIS STATE.

OR A DEMOCRAT WHO NANCY

PELOSI HOPES IS GOING TO

DELIVER FOR HER.

Heather: OSSOFF WILL

APPEAL TO MODERATE

REPUBLICANS IN THE

CONSERVATIVE DISTRICT.

LET'S SHOW WHAT PEOPLE

POWER IS ALL ABOUT.

Heather: BUT THE

PRESIDENT HIMSELF IS

CLEARLY UP FOR THE FIGHT,

TWEETING OVERNIGHT ABOUT A

BIG "OUR WIN," AND SAYING

"GLAD TO BE OF HELP."

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

Pat: YOU KNOW,

200,000, 300,000, 500,000

IS BIG MONEY IN THE

CONGRESSIONAL OFF-YEAR

RACE, AND IT WASN'T EVEN

THE GENERAL ELECTION.

BUT $8 MILLION, IT IS

UNLEARED OF.

AND IUNHEARD OF.

AND IF YOU CAN'T WIN WITH

$8 MILLION, YOU'RE NOT

GOING TO WIN.

TO BE COUNTING THAT AS ONE

GREAT WIN, YOU JUST

WONDER.

SO IT IS ONE MORE SEAT IN

THE HOUSE OF

REPRESENTATIVES, BIG DEAL.

WELL, IT WILL BE A BLACK

EYE TO TRUMP?

NO, IT WON'T.

THIS IS RIDICULOUS.

THIS IS THE NATION WE LIVE

IN.

> IN OTHER NEWS, THE

SUPREME COURT IS HEARING

ITS FIRST MAJOR CASE TODAY

SINCE NEIL GORSUCH WAS

SWORN IN.

IT INVOLVES TAXPAYER MONEY

AND CHURCH AND STATE.

MARK MARTIN HAS THAT

STORY.

Mark: THE OUTCOME OF

THIS CASE COULD HAVE

NATIONAL IMPLICATIONS

BECAUSE IT RAISES THE

QUESTION OF WHETHER OR NOT

A PRIVATE RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

CAN GET MONEY FROM THE

STATE.

PAUL STRAND BRINGS US THIS

STORY FROM WASHINGTON.

Reporter: THE OTHER

DAY IN THE NATION'S

CAPITAL, LAWYERS FOUGHT

BEFORE MOCK JUSTICES IN A

MOCK HEARING OF THE

BIGGEST RELIGIOUS RIGHTS

CASE THE SUPREME COURT IS

TAKING UP THIS SESSION.

THIS MOCK HEARING

CONCERNED A CASE ABOUT A

PLAYGROUND, WHICH JUST

MIGHT AFFECT YOUR

RELIGIOUS RIGHTS.

MISSOURI WAS GIVING GRANTS

TO NON-PROFIT

ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAD

PLAYGROUNDS TO HELP THEM

PURCHASE A RUBBERIZED

PURCHASE.

SO WHEN KIDS FALL, THEY

DON'T GET HURT.

Reporter: DAVID

KORMAN IS AN ATTORNEY WITH

A.D.F., WHICH TAKES ON

CASES TO PROTECT RELIGIOUS

RIGHTS.

HE SAYS TRINITY LUTHERAN

CHURCH APPLIED ALONG WITH

DOZENS OF OTHERS.

AND THE CHURCH SCORED

AMONG THE TOP FIVE AND

WOULD HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE

GRANT.

BUT ONCE THEY READ THE

APPLICATION AND FIND OUT

THIS PRE-SCHOOL WAS RUN BY

TRINITY LUTHERAN, AND THEY

SAID, OH, SEPARATION OF

CHURCH AND STATE.

WE'RE GOING TO KICK YOU

OUT OF THE PROGRAM SIMPLY

BECAUSE YOU YOU'RE RUN BY A

RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION.

Reporter: DANIEL MACK

ARGUED THAT MISSOURI'S OWN

LAW FORCED IT TO DECIDE

THAT WAY.

THE STATE WAS NOT ONLY

ALLOWED TO DENY THE

FUNDING, BUT REQUIRED TO

DENY THE FUNDING.

Reporter: BUT HE SAYS

THE STATE HAS NOTHING TO

FEAR HERE.

THERE IS NO RELIGION

GOING ON ON THE

PLAYGROUND.

IT IS PURELY A SURFACE FOR

THE KIDS TO FALL.

THERE IS NOTHING

INHERENTLY RELIGIOUS ABOUT

RUBBER, AND THERE IS

NOTHING INHERENTLY

RELIGIOUS ABOUT WOOD, BUT

THAT WOOD COULD BE USED TO

BUILD A CHAPEL.

SIMPLY BECAUSE YOUR

OPERATED BY A RELIGIOUS

ORGANIZATION DOES NOT MEAN

THAT BECAUSE OF THE

SO-CALLED SEPARATION OF

CHURCH AND STATE, THAT THE

GOVERNMENT HAS A RIGHT TO

TREAT YOU WORSE.

Reporter: AND COULD

THIS LEAD TO MUCH BIGGER

DANGERS AHEAD?

DO WE SAY WE NO LONGER

WANT TO SEND THE POLICE OR

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OUT IF

THE SCHOOL IS RUN BY A

RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION.

Reporter: THIS WILL

BE THE FIRST RELIGIOUS

RIGHTS CASE HEARD BY THE

NEWEST JUSTICE, NEIL

GORSUCH.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

PAT, LET'S SEND IT BACK

TO YOU.

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT

THIS CASE?

Pat: WE'VE BEEN

FIGHTING THIS OVER AND

OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

YOU KNOW, THERE WAS A

MEMBER OF THE KU KLUX KLAN

WHO WAS APPOINTED TO THE

SUPREME COURT, AND HE

HATED CATHOLICS.

AND THE LANDMARK CASE --

HE'S THE ONE THAT CAME UP

WITH THAT SEPARATION OF

CHURCH AND STATE STUFF,

THE WALL OF SEPARATION,

AND IT WAS STRICTLY A

MEMBER OF THE KLAN, THE KU

KLUX KLAN.

NOW, THERE IS NOTHING IN

OUR CONSTITUTION THAT USES

THE TERM "SEPARATION OF

CHURCH AND STATE."

THE FIRST AMENDMENT SAYS

CONGRESS -- GET IT?

CONGRESS -- CONGRESS SHALL

PASS NO LAW RESPECTING AN

ESTABLISHMENT OF RELIGION,

PERIOD.

THAT'S ALL IT SAYS.

IT DOES NOT SAY

"SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND

STATE."

THE RUSSIAN CONSTITUTION,

UNDER THE COMMUNISTS, HAD

JUST THOSE WORDS.

THE CHURCH SHALL BE

SEPARATED FROM THE STATE

AND THE CHURCH FROM THE

SCHOOL -- THAT WAS THEIR

INTERPRETATION.

WE DO NOT HAVE SUCH A

PHRASE IN OUR

CONSTITUTION.

IT HAS BEEN TAKEN BY

LIBERALS AND USED TO BEAT

UP ON CHRISTIANS.

IT IS TOTALLY

INAPPROPRIATE.

AND THERE IS THE SO-CALLED

LEMON RULE THAT A

MEMBER -- THE LATE ANTONIN

SCALIA SAID IS LIKE A GOO

THAT KEEPS RETURNING AND

WE NEED TO DRIVE A STAKE

THROUGH ITS HEART.

IT IS JUST BAD LAW.

AND NOW IS THE CHANCE -- I

DON'T BELIEVE THEY'VE GOT

ENOUGH JUDGES THAT MIGHT

OVERTURN SOME OF THIS

PRECEDENT FROM THE PAST,

BUT THEY'VE GOT TO CLARIFY

THESE ISSUES.

AND I'VE TALKED TO

SOMEBODY ABOUT THAT.

I SAID, LOOK, LET ME ASK

YOU, ASSUMING THAT A

CHURCH IS ON FIRE, BURNING

UP, ARE YOU SAYING THAT

THE CITY SHOULDN'T SEND A

FIRE TRUCK AROUND AND PUT

WATER ON IT, TAKE THE FIRE

OUT?

AND HE SAID ABSOLUTELY

NOT.

THEY SHOULDN'T DO THAT.

THAT'S THE VIOLATION OF

THE, QUOTE, "SEPARATION OF

CHURCH AND STATE."

THERE IS NOTHING IN THE

CONSTITUTION.

A STATE IS PRIVILEGED TO

WRITE ITS OWN

CONSTITUTION, BUT IF IT

VARIES SUBSTANTIALLY FROM

THE U.S. CONSTITUTION --

ANYHOW, YOU MIGHT FIND

THAT AN INTERESTING CASE.

IT MAY TELL YOU HOW THE

NEW JUDGE IS GOING TO BE

RULING ON A NUMBER OF

ISSUES, WHERE THEY BEGIN

TO HAVE A 5-4 MAJORITY,

LIKE THEY DID WITH SCALIA.

Mark: TURNING

OVERSEAS, CHRISTIANS IN

IRAQ ARE RETURNING TO

THEIR HOMES, TO CITIES

THAT HAVE BEEN LIBERATED

FROM ISIS.

AND "OPERATION BLESSING"

IS THERE TO HELP THEM

START OVER.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS THAT

STORY.

George: ON A RECENT

TRIP TO THE FRONT LINE,

"OPERATION BLESSING'S"

BILL HORAN SAW FIRSTHAND

WHAT ISIS DID TO IRAQ'S

CHRISTIAN CAMP.

I'M STANDING ON THE

ROOF OF A CHURCH IN

QARAQOSH, IRAQ.

EVERY MAN, WOMAN, AND

CHILD WAS A CHRISTIAN WHO

LIVED IN THIS COMMUNITY.

George:

AUGUST 6,

2015, ISIS PRACTICALLY

DESTROYED THE ENTIRE HOUN

OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS,

TURNING ALMOST EVERY

CHURCH, LIKE THIS ONE,

INTO THEIR PLAYGROUND OF

EVIL.

EVIDENTLY, THEY DIDN'T

HAVE ENOUGH EXPLOSIVES TO

BLOW IT UP.

THEY USED THE COURTYARD AS

A SHOOTING RANGE.

THEY TOOK ARTIFACTS FROM

THE CHURCH, SOME OF THEM

HUNDREDS OF YEARS OLD, AND

USED THEM LITERALLY FOR

TARGET PRACTICE.

AND EXPENDED TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF ROUNDS DOWN

IN THIS COURTYARD,

PRACTICING HOW TO KILL

PEOPLE.

George: THEN IN

OCTOBER OF LAST YEAR,

IRAQI TROOPS, BACKED BY

U.S. FORCES, RECAPTURED

QARAQOSH.

MONTHS LATER, RESIDENTS OF

THE TOWN ARE SLOWLY

TRICKLING BACK.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS ON

THE GROUND, HELPING SOME

FAMILIES REBUILD.

THIS MONTH THE CHRISTIAN

HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATION

STARTED THE CITY'S FIRST

BUSINESS SINCE ITS

LIBERATION, BY ASSISTING

THIS FAMILY TO START A

BAKERY TO SUPPLY FRESH

BREAD TO PEOPLE COMING

HOME.

BUT MANY RESIDENTS ARE

STILL AFRAID TO RETURN, AS

FIGHTING RAGES ON LESS

THAN 20 MILES AWAY IN

MOSUL.

FOR NOW, THE MAJORITY OF

QARAQOSH'S CHRISTIANS ARE

LIVING AS REFUGEES IN

NEIGHBORING JORDAN.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

HELPING THEM, TOO.

THE GROUP IS FEEDING OVER

300 CHRISTIAN REFUGEE

CHILDREN FROM QARAQOSH AT

THIS SCHOOL IN AMMON.

THEY DON'T HAVE THE

NEEDS TO FEED THEIR

CHILDREN.

SO THEY COME TO US.

SO WE SEE THAT THEY HAVE A

GOOD MEAL AT THE SCHOOL.

George: FATHER CALIL

RUNS THE FACILITY.

BEFORE WE STARTED THE

SCHOOL, THE KIDS PLAYED

WITH ME ALL TOGETHER.

THEY PRAYED WITH ME ALL

TOGETHER.

George: AND

"OPERATION BLESSING" FUNDS

A CLINIC THAT IS HELPING

REFUGEES DISPLAYED BY

ISIS.

PEOPLE IN AMERICA HAVE

TO BE MORE AWARE OF THIS

AND HAVE COMPASSION FOR

OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS

HERE.

ATHLETETHESE ARE ALL BELIEVERS IN

CHRIST.

WE HAVE TO DO ALL WE CAN

DO TO HELP THEM REBUILD

THEIR LIVES.

George: GEORGE

THOMAS, CBN NEWS.

Mark: IT IS WONDERFUL

TO SEE WHAT "OPERATION

BLESSING" IS DOING ALL

AROUND THE WORLD.

PAT?

Pat: IT IS JUST ONE

MORE EXAMPLE OF WHAT

HAPPENS WHEN YOU SUPPORT

"OPERATION BLESSING."

IT IS A TREMENDOUS

MINISTRY.

IT IS AN AFFILIATE OF CBN.

CBN GIVES IT PRINCIPLE

SUPPORT.

HERE, IT IS AVAILABLE ON

THE SCREEN, AND YOU CAN

HELP.

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE WHAT

MEANS ARE NECESSARY TO

HELP THESE SUFFERING

PEOPLE.

AND THEY ARE SUFFERING

CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE

EAST.

IT IS UNBELIEVABLE.

RIGHT NOW IT IS ROASTING

HOT, AND WILL BE PRETTY

SOON IN JUNE AND JULY, AND

THEN YOU HAVE FREEZING

COLD WEATHERS.

THEY NEED SHELTER.

THEY NEED BLANKETS.

THEY NEED FOOD.

THEY NEED MEDICINE.

WE'RE THERE TO HELP THEM.

AGAIN, "OPERATION

BLESSING."

THE ADDRESS IS ON YOUR

SCREEN.

1-800-700-7000 AND YOU CAN

TELL THEM "OPERATION

BLESSING."

OR YOU CAN SEND IN A

DONATION.

DO YOU HAVE THE "OPERATION

BLESSING" ADDRESS, PLEASE,

MR. DIRECTOR.

THE WEBSITE IS "OPERATION

operationblessing.org.

Wendy: CAN YOU

IMAGINE TRYING TO RAISE

YOUR FAMILY 20 MILES FROM

ISIS BULLETS, IN ALL OF

THAT FIGHTING.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

THERE.

IT IS AMAZING.

Pat: WHERE IS THAT

ADDRESS?

COME ON, GIVE ME THE

ADDRESS.

Wendy: THE CBN

ADDRESS --

Pat: I WANT THE

"OPERATION BLESSING"

ADDRESS.

YOU STILL DON'T HAVE IT?

Wendy: IT IS

DEFINITELY ON THE WEB.

THEY CAN GO TO cbn.com

AND GET IT ON THE WEB.

Pat: "OPERATION

BLESSING" AT THE WEB.

THERE YOU GO.

"OPERATION BLESSING."

IT TOOK A WHILE.

GOD BLESS YOU.

DISASTER RELIEF, CBN

CENTER, VIRGINIA BEACH,

VIRGINIA, "OPERATION

BLESSING" INTERNATIONAL.

NOW IS THE TIME TO HELP

THOSE PEOPLE.

$100.

$550.

$20.

IT MAKES A HUGE

DIFFERENCE.

THANK YOU, MR. DIRECTOR.

Wendy: STILL AHEAD,

THE TRUE IDENTITY BEHIND

ONE OF THE BIGGEST NAMES

IN CHRISTIAN MUSIC.

LATER MATTHEW WEST REVEALS

WHO HE REALLY IS.

BUT, FIRST, IT IS A

NETWORK OF THOUSANDS OF

BELIEVERS, AND THEY'RE ALL

DEDICATED TO PRAYING FOR

THE ACTORS AND PRODUCERS

IN HOLLYWOOD.

IF I COULD GET THE

CHURCH TO START PRAYING

FOR PEOPLE IN HOLLYWOOD,

THEN THEY'LL STOP HATING

THEM, AND MAYBE THEY'LL

START GETTING A HEART FOR

THESE PEOPLE, AS CREATIONS

OF PEOPLE WHO ARE JUST

LOST AND NEED TO KNOW

JESUS.

Wendy: MEET THE

PEOPLE WHO ARE MAKING A

DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD'S

MOST INFLUENTIAL MISSIONS

FIELD, WHEN WE COME BACK.

Pat: WELCOME BACK.

YOU'RE WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB."

WHAT A GREAT DAY IT IS.

IT IS A BEAUTIFUL DAY

HERE.

IT IS A BEAUTIFUL DAY

WHEREVER YOU LIVE.

AND IF YOU KNOW THE LORD,

IT IS ALWAYS A BEAUTIFUL

DAY.

EVEN THOUGH YOU DON'T HEAR

ABOUT IT IN THE NEWS,

CHRISTIANS ARE ACTIVE IN

HOLLYWOOD.

AND AS CHARLENE AARON

SHOWS US, ONE OF THEM IS

AIMING TO CHANGE THE

CULTURE, ONE LIFE AT A

TIME.

Charlene: IF BOX

O OFFICE SUCCESS IS ANY

INDICATION, CHRISTIAN

ENTERTAINMENT IS ON THE

RISE IN HOLLYWOOD.

FAITH-BASED FILMS, SUCH AS

"MIRACLE FROM HEAVEN," AND

NOW "THE CASE FOR CHRIST,"

HAVE SCORED WITH AMERICANS

NATIONWIDE.

UNFORTUNATELY, CHRISTIANS

WHO LIVE OUT THEIR FAITH

OFTEN BECOME TARGETS.

I LOVE JESUS.

MY FAITH IS MY WHOLE LIFE.

I LOVE THE RELATIONSHIP

THAT I HAVE WITH GOD.

AND IT'S IMPORTANT TO ME

AND MY FAMILY.

Charlene: ACTRESS

CANDACE CAMERON BUR IS NO

STRANGER TO CRITICISM FOR

HER CONSERVATIVE VIEWS.

THE STAR WAS RECENTLY

MOCKED AFTER MODELING A

"NOT TODAY SATAN" T-SHIRT

ON INS GRAHAM.

INSTAGRAM.

BURE ISN'T ALONE.

YOU THINK YOU'RE

SMARTER THAN ME?

DO NOT TRY TO HUMILIATE ME

IN FRONT OF MY STUDENTS.

Charlene: WHILE ACTOR

KEVIN SORBO MADE HIS MARK

AS HERCULES, HIS MOST

RECENT STARRING ROLE CAME

IN THE FAITH-BASED FILM

"GOD'S NOT DEAD."

HE SAID HIS STAND FOR

CHRIST PREVENTED HIM FROM

BEING CONSIDERED FOR

CERTAIN ROLES.

MY FAITH CERTAINLY HURT ME

IN HOLLYWOOD.

I DID HERCULES FOR SEVEN

YEARS.

IT WAS THE MOST WATCHED

SHOW FOR A GOOD NUMBER OF

YEARS.

BUT THEN FOR ME TO GET

CALLED AND TO READ FOR

ANYTHING, IT JUST DROPPED

DRASTICALLY WHEN I CAME

OUT AS A CONSERVATIVE

CHRISTIAN.

FORMER FILM PRODUCER KAREN

COVELL WANTS TO CHANGE

STORIES LIKE THAT THROUGH

PRAYER.

OH, MY GOODNESS,

HOLLYWOOD IS A MISSIONS

FIELD.

Charlene: 16 YEARS

AGO SHE STARTED THE

HOLLYWOOD PRAYER NETWORK,

DEDICATED TO BRINGING

CHRISTIANITY TO THE

ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY.

I HAD NO INTENTION OF

DOING MINISTRY IN MY LIFE.

I WANTED TO BE A PRODUCER

AND THAT'S ALL I WANTED.

AND AS THE YEARS WERE

GOING ON, I STARTED

THINKING, YOU KNOW, I'M

LIVING WITH A FOOT IN TWO

DIFFERENT WORLDS, I'M A

PART OF THE CHURCH AND I'M

A PART OF HOLLYWOOD.

AND THE CHURCH HATES

HOLLYWOOD, AND HOLLYWOOD

HATES THE CHURCH.

Charlene: ONE RECENT

EXAMPLE IS A SO-CALLED

BACKLASH AFTER A SO-CALLED

GAY MOMENT IN "BEETLBEAUTY AND

THE BEAST."

I THOUGHT, IF I COULD

GET THE CHURCH TO START

PRAYING FOR HOLLYWOOD,

MAYBE THEY'LL START SEEING

THEM AS PEOPLE WHO JUST

NEED TO KNOW JESUS.

Charlene: EACH MONTH

INTECESSORS PRAY FOR

ACTORS, DIRECTORS, NEW

MOVIES AND MORE.

WE PRAY FOR TV PILOT

SEASON IN THE FALL.

WE PRAY FOR WHAT IS GOING

ON HERE.

AND WE PRAY FOR PEOPLE.

WE PRAY FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE

HURTING, PEOPLE WHO MIGHT

BE OPEN TO THE LORD.

WE CELEBRATE PEOPLE WHO DO

KNOW THE LORD.

Charlene: COVELL TOLD

US MANY ARE RECEPTIVE TO

OFFERS OF PRAYER.

MANY TIMES WHEN I PRAY

FOR PEOPLE, THEY START

CRYING.

BECAUSE SOMETHING OF THE

LORD TOUCHES THEIR HEART

AND THEY KNOW IT IS TRUE

AND SINCERE.

THE HUNGER FOR WANTING

LOVE IS SO POWERFUL HERE.

Charlene: A WEEKLY

BIBLE STUDY HERE BRINGS

CHRISTIANS TOGETHER FOR

ENCOURAGEMENT AND

STRENGTH.

WE HAVE PEOPLE FROM ALL

WALKS OF LIFE, ACTORS AND

DIRECTORS AND WRITERS AND

PROP MASTERS AND COSTUME

PEOPLE AND BEHIND THE

SCENES TRUE.

WE CANNOT DO THIS THING

ALONE.

THIS CITY IS HONESTLY ONE

OF THE LONELIEST CITIES

EVER.

AND BEING IN THE INDUSTRY

IS A VERY LONELY

EXPERIENCE.

SO I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW

IMPORTANT IT IS THAT WE

FEEL SUPPORTED BY THE

PEOPLE OF GOD.

> WHEN I WAS ON THAT

'70s SHOW, IT WAS A

DIFFICULT PLACE.

I WAS SLURRING MY WORDS.

Charlene:

CHRISTIANITY MAY NEVER BE

POPULAR HERE IN HOLLYWOOD,

BUT THE HOLLYWOOD PRAYER

NETWORK IS CONFIDENT IT IS

MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN

WHAT IT CALLS THE WORLD'S

MOST INFLUENTIAL MISSIONS

FIELD.

WHEN SHE FIRST ARRIVED IN

HOLLYWOOD, COVELL SAYS SHE

COULD HARDLY FIND ANOTHER

CHRISTIAN.

NOW SHE KNOWS OF AT LEAST

10,000 BELIEVERS WHO HAVE

ALSO ANSWERED THE CALL TO

SHARE THE GOSPEL.

WE HAVE FRIENDS WHO

HAVE PRAYER WALKS AND

BIBLE STUDIES AND PRAYER

GROUPS ON EVERY STUDIO

LOT.

IT IS AMAZING WHAT GOD HAS

PUT IN THE HEARTS OF

PEOPLE HERE.

Charlene: SHE HOPES

TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE ONE

PRAYER AT A TIME.

I HAVE PERSONALLY LED

PEOPLE TO THE LORD, AND

THAT'S A THRILL.

I JUST WANT TO PLANT A

SEED.

THAT'S ALL I CAN DO.

AND TRUST THAT SOME DAY

I'LL FIND OUT THAT THAT

MADE A DIFFERENCE.

Charlene: CHARLENE

AARON, CBN NEWS.

Pat: AS WAS SAID BY

THE GREAT THEOLOGIAN, IT

IS BETTER TO LIGHT A

CANDLE THAN CURSE THE

DARKNESS.

WE COMMEND THOSE WHO LIGHT

CANDLES.

WENDY?

Wendy: COMING UP, A

METH COOK WHO FACED 25

YEARS AFTER BEING RATTED

OUT BY HIS WIFE.

I PLED GUILTY.

I WAS ALREADY CONVICTED.

WHO IS GOING TO GET ME OUT

OF THIS?

Wendy: SEE HOW A

MIRACLE SETS HIM FREE.

THAT'S NEXT.

Pat: WELCOME BACK.

DID YOU EVER HEAR THE NAME

FULSOM?

JOHNNY CASH WROTE A SONG

ABOUT THE PRISON.

TWO OTHERE ARE TWO PLACES THAT

ROY PASTAL CALLED HOME.

HE WAS A HARDENED

CRIMINAL.

BUT AS HE WAS FACING YET

ANOTHER SENTENCE, ROY

IGNORED HIS LAWYER AND

HEEDED THE ADVICE FROM

SOMEONE ELSE.

Reporter: ROY'S

PRISON I.D. IS MORE THAN

JUST A REMINDER OF HIS

CRIMINAL PAST.

IT IS A PICTURE OF SOMEONE

HE CALLS THE OLD ROY, A

HARDENED MAN STRUGGLING TO

LOVE AND BE LOVED.

I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS A

CHILD, MY DAD WOULD GET

ANGRY.

AND I JUST GOT SO

DESENSITIZED THAT HE COULD

LITERALLY BEAT ME AND I

WOULD REFUSE TO CRY.

HE USED TO TELL ME, JUST

CRY.

AND THEN HE COULD FEEL

LIKE HE ACCOMPLISHED WHAT

HE NEEDED TO ACCOMPLISH.

MY MOM NEVER HUGGED ME.

NEVER TOLD ME SHE LOVED

ME.

IT LEFT ME FEELING

ABANDONED.

I KNEW THERE WAS MORE.

Reporter: WHEN ROY

WAS 12, HE THOUGHT HE

FOUND WHAT HE WAS LOOKING

FOR.

I FOUND SOME MARIJUANA

ONE DAY ON THE WAY HOME

FROM SCHOOL.

I GOT HOME AND SMOKED THIS

MARIJUANA AND IT WAS A

WHOLE LOVE AFFAIR FOR ME

AFTER THAT.

IT JUST TOOK ME AWAY FROM

ALL OF THE CHAOS, THE

FIGHTING, THE SCREAMING,

THE YELLING, THE FEARS,

ALL OF THE THINGS THAT

WERE GOING ON IN MY LIFE.

Reporter: BY AGE 15,

HE WAS ADDICTED TO METH

AND DRINKING HEAVILY.

HE WAS KICKED OUT OF HIGH

SCHOOL AT 17 FOR SELLING

DRUGS ON CAMPUS.

BUT TO ROY, IT WAS WORTH

IT.

I LOOKED AT MY DRUG

LIFE LIKE IT WAS A

RELATIONSHIP.

MY DRUGS NEVER LET ME

DOWN.

THEY ALWAYS MADE ME FEEL

GOOD.

THEY ALWAYS PICKED ME UP.

THEY ALWAYS COVERED UP ALL

OF THAT PAIN.

Reporter: ROY GOT

MARRIED AND HAD A FAMILY,

BUT CONTINUED DEALING

DRUGS.

AT 25 HE WAS BUSTED IN A

DRUG TASKFORCE STING.

WHEN HE WAS SENTENCED TO

TWO YEARS IN FULSOM, HIS

WIFE DIVORCED HIM.

WHEN THE DIVORCE WAS

OVER AND I WAS STANDING

THERE BY MYSELF, ALL I

WANTED WAS MY WIFE AND

KIDS BACK.

AND IT HURT.

AND I WAS, LIKE, THIS IS

NOT REAL.

THIS IS NOT -- THIS

DOESN'T LAST.

AND SO I DEVELOPED AN

ATTITUDE THAT NOTHING WAS

GOING TO LAST AND I WAS

GOING TO TAKE AS MUCH FROM

IT AS I COULD BEFORE IT

WAS OVER BECAUSE I WASN'T

GOING TO GET TAKEN AGAIN.

Reporter: ONCE OUT OF

PRISON, ROY MARRIED AGAIN

AND BEGAN MANUFACTURING

METMETHAMPHETAMINE.

SHE HOPED HE WOULD GET

SOBER IN JAIL, SO SHE

CONTACTED POLICE, BUT SHE

DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT HIS

PAST.

ROY WAS ARRESTED AND FACED

25 YEARS IN PRISON.

WHILE OUT ON BAIL, ROY

SAID HE RECEIVED SOME

UNEXPECTED GUIDANCE.

I HEARD GOD SPEAK TO

ME.

GOD SPOKE TO ME AND TOLD

ME, DON'T LIE.

I WAS SICK AND TIRED OF MY

LIFE.

I WAS SICK AND TIRED OF

THE LYING.

I WAS SICK AND TIRED OF MY

LIFE BEING A COMPLETE LIE,

ALWAYS, IN RELATIONSHIPS,

WITH THE COPS, WITH

EVERYONE AROUND ME.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHO I WAS.

Reporter: ROY HAD

SOMETIMES ATTENDED CHURCH

WITH HIS GRANDPARENTS AS A

BOY, AND NOW BEGAN PRAYING

TO GOD FOR HELP.

ON THE DAY OF HIS

SENTENCING, HE WAS DRIVING

TO COURT WHEN HE PULLED

OVER AND STOPPED OUTSIDE A

CHURCH.

I HAD SEEN A BIG CROSS.

I JUMPED OUT AND RAN OVER

TO THE CROSS AND I GOT

DOWN ON MY KNEES AND I

JUST STARTED PRAYING.

FORGIVE ME OF MY SINS, FOR

THE PEOPLE I HURT, THE

PEOPLE I SOLD DRUGS TO,

THE PEOPLE I THREATENED

AND PUSHED AROUND -- JUST

GIVE ME A CHANCE.

GOD, I DON'T WANT TO GO TO

PRISON, BUT IF THAT'S

WHERE YOU WANT ME TO BE,

THAT'S WHAT I'LL DO.

I FINISHED PRAYING FOR MY

FAMILY, AND I PRAYED FOR

MYSELF AND THE JUDGE.

AND I GOT UP AND I WENT TO

COURT.

Reporter: HE

SURRENDEREDED HISURRENDERED HIS LIFE TO

CHRIST AND NOW TRUSTED GOD

WITH HIS FUTURE.

IN COURT, ROY CONFESSED

HIS CRIMES.

THE JUSTICE SAID IT

DEMANDED THE HIGHEST

SENTENCE.

ALL OF A SUDDEN THE

JUDGE SPOKE UP AND SAID,

IF THERE EVER WAS A MAN

WITH INTEGRITY? INTEGRITY, IT'S THAT

MAN RIGHT THERE.

Reporter: THE JUDGE

ORDERED HIM TO SPEND SEVEN

MONTHS IN A CHRISTIAN

REHAB PROGRAM.

ROY SAID IT WAS GOD'S LOVE

WHO GAVE HIM A CHANCE.

WHO ELSE COULD DO IT?

I ALREADY PLED GUILTY.

WHO WAS GOING TO GET ME

OUT OF IT?

IT AIN'T ME OR ANYBODY I

KNOW.

Reporter: ROY HAS

BEEN SOBER EVER SINCE.

HE IS STILL MARRIED TO HIS

WIFE, KELLY, AND HE SAYS

SHE IS THANKFUL SHE TURNED

HIM IN BECAUSE THAT'S WHEN

GOD TURNED HIS LIFE

AROUND.

I KNEW HE JUST LOVES

ME.

NO MATTER WHAT I'M GOING

THROUGH, NO MATTER HOW BAD

IT GETS, AND IT'S THROUGH

HIS GRACE AND MERCY THAT I

CAN LOVE TODAY.

HE HAS GIVEN ME MY LIFE

BACK.

HE HAS GIVEN ME MY

CHILDREN.

HE HAS GIVEN US THAT LOVE.

Reporter: TODAY HE

AND HIS WIFE LEAD A

MINISTRY THAT FEEDS

CHILDREN EVERY WEEKEND.

AND THE OLD ROY IS NOW A

NEW ROY.

I HAD A GUY STEP UP IN

THE PARK AND SAID, WHO DO

YOU THINK YOU ARE?

I'VE DONE DRUGS WITH YOU.

WHO GIVES YOU THE RIGHT TO

COME OUT HERE?

AND I SAID JESUS CHRIST

DOES.

I HAVE EVERYTHING I NEED

IN MY LIFE FOR CHRIST.

Pat: THAT'S THE STORY

OF REDEMPTION.

CAN YOU IMAGINE BEING

BROUGHT UP AS AN UNWANTED

CHILD?

CAN YOU IMAGINE BEING

BEATEN REPEATEDLY BY YOUR

FATHER, BEING IGNORED BY

YOUR MOTHER, NEVER BEING

HUGGED OR KISSED OR LOVED

OR CUDDLED AS A LITTLE

KID, NEVER HAVING ANY

WARMTH IN YOUR HOME, AND

NOTHING BUT FIGHTING AND

YELLING?

ROY GREW UP IN THE MIDDLE

OF THAT.

IT IS NO WONDER HE GOT

INTO DRUGS, GOT INTO

TROUBLE, GOT INTO ALL OF

THE THINGS HE DID.

IT IS SMALL WONDER.

BUT HE HAD A HEAVENLY

FATHER LOOKING AFTER HIM.

AND HE GAVE HIM THE GRACE

TO RETURN.

AND I'LL TELL YOU, FOLKS,

JESUS CHRIST WILL GIVE YOU

THE GRACE TO BE A NEW

PERSON.

YOUR PAST MAY BE AWFUL.

THE THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN

DONE TO YOU MAY BE AWFUL.

YOU'RE A GIRL, AND YOU MAY

HAVE BEEN MOL MOLESTED WHEN

YOU WERE 12, 13, OR 14,

AND YOU HATED IT.

AND YOU SAID, GOD, I HATE

YOU THAT YOU'VE DONE THIS

TO ME, BUT RIGHT NOW GOD

SAYS, I LOVE YOU.

I NEVER LEFT YOU.

I DIDN'T WANT YOU TO GO

THROUGH THOSE THINGS, BUT

YOU LIVE IN AN EVIL WORLD.

AND NOW I'M HERE FOR YOU.

NOW, IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A

NEW LIFE, IF YOU WANT TO

START A NEW LIFE, I WANT

YOU TO PRAY WITH ME RIGHT

NOW.

JESUS -- WILL YOU PRAY

THAT WITH ME?

JESUS, LORD, YOU KNOW WHAT

HAS BEEN DONE TO ME.

YOU KNOW THE PHYSICAL

PAIN.

YOU KNOW THE MENTAL PAIN.

YOU KNOW THE REJECTION.

YOU KNOW THE LONELINESS.

YOU KNOW THE MANY NIGHTS

AND THE MANY DAYS THAT I

HAVE BEEN ALONE.

BUT RIGHT NOW, LORD, I

WANT TO BE PART OF YOUR

FAMILY.

AND I ASK YOU THAT YOU'LL

ACCEPT ME RIGHT NOW, THAT

YOU WILL TAKE ME AS YOUR

CHILD.

I OPEN MY HEART TO YOU.

I GIVE YOU MY LIFE.

AND FROM THIS MOMENT ON,

I'M YOURS.

TAKE ME, LORD.

TAKE ME, LORD.

I RECEIVE YOU AS MY

SAVIOR.

THANK YOU, LORD.

AMEN.

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Wendy: STILL AHEAD,

THE HIT CHRISTIAN SINGER

WHO ONCE LOST HIS VOICE.

MATTHEW WEST REVEALS HOW

HE FOUND HOPE IN THE

SILENCE, WHEN WE COME

BACK.

AND WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

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IN FRESNO, CALIFORNIA,

AFTER TARGETING THEM

BECAUSE THEY WERE WHITE.

HE WAS CAUGHT ON FOOT BY

POLICE AFTER THE SHOOTINGS

AND YELLED "ALLAHU AKBAR"

WHEN HE WAS ARRESTED.

POLICE ARE CALLING IT A

HATE CRIME, ALTHOUGH

OTHERS BELIEVE IT WAS

TERRORISM.

MUHAMMAD ALREADY SHOWED

SIGNS OF VIOLENT

AGGRESSION ON SOCIAL

MEDIA.

HE RELEASED A RAP ALBUM

WITH RACIALLY-CHARGED

LYRICS.

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A LINGERING AND PERSISTENT

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HE IS REPORTED TO BE IN

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PAT AND WENDY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Wendy: AS A

SONGWRITER, MATTHEW WEST

HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR AN

EMMY AND FOUR GRAMMYS, BUT

A FEW YEARS AGO, HE MADE A

DECISION.

HE DIDN'T WANT TO USE HIS

TALENTS JUST TO SING, BUT,

INSTEAD, TO BE THE VOICE

FOR OTHERS.

Reporter: MATTHEW

WEST IS AN AWARD-WINNING

ARTIST WHO BURST ON TO THE

CHRISTIAN MUSIC SCENE IN

2003.

FOUR YEARS LATER, WITH

NUMEROUS HITS UNDER HIS

BELT, MATTHEW SUDDENLY

LOST HIS VOICE.

A BLOOD VESSEL HEMORRHAGE

PARALYZED HIS LEFT VOCAL

CHORD.

KNOWN FOR HIS MUSIC,

MATTHEW FELT LIKE NOTHING

WITHOUT IT.

IN HIS BOOK, "HELLO, MY

NAME IS..." MATTHEW SHARES

HOW GOD GOT HIS ATTENTION

WITH HIS MESSAGE OF HOPE

THAT CAME THROUGH LOUD AND

CLEAR.

Wendy: MATTHEW WEST

IS IN THE HOUSE, AND WE

WELCOME YOU BACK TO "THE

700 CLUB."

GREAT TO SEE YOU.

GREAT TO BE HERE TODAY.

Wendy: 2003 YOU BURST

ON TO THE CHRISTIAN MUSIC

SCENE, AND YOU WERE

TOURING WITH PEOPLE LIKE

TOBY MACK, AND YOU HAD

YOUR OWN HITS ON THE

RADIO, AND THEN YOU LOST

YOUR VOICE.

THAT'S RIGHT.

Wendy: YOU COULDN'T

TALK TO ANYBODY.

YOU HAD, LIKE, A

CHALKBOARD.

WHAT WAS THAT LIKE?

I HAD TO SPEND ABOUT

TWO MONTHS IN TOTAL

SILENCE.

AND I JOKED THAT MY WIFE

REFERS TO THAT AS THE

GREATEST TWO MONTHS OF OUR

MARRIAGE.

BECAUSE I HAD A DRY ERASE

BOARD AT THE TIME.

AND REALLY IT WAS MORE

ABOUT THE UNCERTAINTY.

THE DOCTORS WARNED ME THAT

WITH THAT SURGERY, EVEN A

SUCCESSFUL SURGERY DIDN'T

GUARANTEE THAT MY SINGING

VOICE WOULD COME BACK.

AND I REALIZED HOW MUCH

WEIGHT I HAD PUT ON MY

IDENTITY AS A SINGER.

WE ALL WANT TO BE KNOWN

FOR SOMETHING.

WE ALL JUST WANT TO BE

KNOWN.

AND THAT TWO MONTHS REALLY

TRANSFORMED ME AND MADE ME

REALIZE I HAD TO ASK SOME

TOUGH QUESTIONS.

WHAT IF I'M NOT ABLE TO

SEE MY DREAMS OF MUSIC

COME TRUE AFTER ALL?

DO I STILL BELIEVE THAT

GOD IS BIG ENOUGH TO HAVE

A NEW DREAM FOR ME?

LEARNING TO LET GO DURING

THAT SEASON OF SILENCE,

AND GOD REDIRECTED MY OWN

IDENTITY.

MY IDENTITY IS NOT FOUND

IN THESE HIT SONGS OR IN A

TOUR OR BEING ABLE TO SAY

I'M FRIENDS WITH WHO ELSE.

Wendy: BUT, STILL, IT

HAD TO BE SCARY?

IT WAS DEVASTATING.

I HAVE A YOUNG FAMILY.

HOW AM I GOING TO PROVIDE

FOR THEM?

I DON'T HAVE MANY OTHER

SKILLS.

I COULD BE THE GUY WHO

SPINS THE SIGN OUT IN

FRONT OF THE JEWELRY

STORE.

Wendy: AT FIRST YOU

WERE PRAYING, OF COURSE,

GOD, FIX ME.

THEN YOU SAID YOUR PRAYER

CHANGED.

I SPENT A LOT OF TIME

BY MYSELF BECAUSE IT IS

FRUSTRATING TO SIT AND NOT

BE ABLE TO BE ENGAGED IN A

CONVERSATION.

I WAS WRITING IN MY

JOURNAL, AND I WROTE IN MY

JOURNAL THAT GOD WAS GOING

TO GIVE ME MY VOICE BACK,

BUT HE WAS GOING TO USE MY

VOICE TO GIVE A VOICE TO

OTHER PEOPLE.

GOD WILL GIVE YOU A

GLIMPSE OF WHAT HE IS

ABOUT TO LEAD YOU INTO,

ENOUGH TO TAKE THAT STEP

OF FAITH, MAYBE NOT SEE

THE FULL PICTURE.

SO I LET THAT SIMMER.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO USE

MY VOICE TO GIVE A VOICE

TO OTHER PEOPLE.

I STEPPED OUT AND SAID,

HEY, I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW

THAT YOUR STORY MATTERS.

I GAVE PEOPLE A PLATFORM

TO SHARE THEIR STORY.

JUST LIKE THE ONES YOUR

VIEWERS SAW -- TO SHARE AN

AUTHENTIC STORY.

TELL ME WHO YOU ARE AND

WHAT GOD IS DOING IN YOUR

LIFE OR WHAT YOU WISH HE

WOULD DO IN YOUR LIFE.

Wendy: AND YOU

COLLECTED ABOUT 40,000

TESTIMONIES?

AND COUNTING.

WE CREATED A MINISTRY THAT

MY DAD AND I STARTED, THAT

GIVES PEOPLE A PLATFORM TO

TELL PEOPLE, YOUR STORY

MATTERS.

AND GOD CAN SPEAK THROUGH

YOUR STORY.

Wendy: LET'S GET BACK

TO YOUR VOICE.

THE SURGERY WORKED, BUT

YOU DIDN'T KNOW IF YOU

WERE GOING TO SOUND THE

SAME.

THANK THE LORD YOU DID.

BUT YOUR PRIORITIES WERE

DIFFERENT.

IT WAS POWERFUL, TO

START RECEIVING ALL OF

THESE STORIES FROM PEOPLE

AT THE SAME TIME.

I RECEIVED THIS AMAZING

STORY FROM A GUY NAMED

JORDAN, WHICH INSPIRED THE

SONG "HELLO, MY NAME

IS...."

AND THESE IS THE KIND OF

AUTHENTIC I WANT TO BE.

JORDAN WROTE TO ME.

AND JORDAN SAID, HELLO, MY

NAME IS JORDAN, AND I'M A

DRUG ADDICT.

THAT WAS THE FIRST

SENTENCE OF HIS STORY.

HE WENT ON TO SHARE WITH

ME HIS INCREDIBLE STORY OF

GOD'S REDEMPTION IN HIS

LIFE.

HE WENT FROM AN

ALL-AMERICAN ATHLETE TO

BEING HOOKED ON PAIN

MEDICATION, TO GETTING

KICKED OUT OF COLLEGE, BUT

THEN GOD CHANGING HIS

LIFE.

AND HE SAID, YOU KNOW WHAT

I'VE LEARNED?

I'VE NOT DEFINED BY MY

SUCCESSES OR MY FAILURES.

BUT I'M DEFINED BY THE GOD

WHO LOVES ME, THE GOD WHO

MADE ME.

HE FINISHED THE STORY BY

SAYING, HELLO, MY NAME IS

JORDAN, AND I'M A CHILD OF

THE KING.

SO ALL OF A SUDDEN I

WRITING SONGS NOT INSPIRED

BY MY OWN STORY,

NECESSARILY, BUT INSPIRED

BY SOMEONE LIKE JORDAN.

SO EVERYONE ELSE CAN

RELATE AND SAY, I'VE GOT

SOME ISSUES IN MY OWN

LIFE, BUT I KNOW I DON'T

HAVE TO BE DEFINED BY MY

FAILURES, EITHER.

AND IT REMINDS ME WHO I AM

IN CHRIST IS ALL THAT

REALLY MATTERS.

Wendy: I THINK YOU

ARE ONE OF THE MOST GIFTED

PERSONS IN MUSICDOME.

YOU REMEMBER YOUR

CHRISTIAN ALBUM A NEW

YEAR'S AGO --

TEAR-JERKERS.

I HAVE SAT IN MY CAR AND

SOBBED TO MATTHEW WEST

SONGS.

I'M CONFESSING RIGHT NOW.

YOUR SONGS ARE DIFFERENT.

THEY'RE NOT -- AND I LOVE

ALL KINDS OF CHRISTIAN

MUSIC, BUT YOU HAVE A

GIFT.

THANK YOU.

Wendy: DO YOU THINK

GOING THROUGH THAT SEASON

OF SILENCE AND THAT DARK

TIME, YOU KNOW, WAS

SOMETHING THAT WAS MAYBE

IS BENEFITING YOU NOW?

I DO FEEL LIKE GOD USES

THE PAIN IN OUR LIVES IN

MANY WAYS, IF WE'LL LET

HIM.

AND YOU CAN SEE THE PAIN

OF OTHER PEOPLE.

PEOPLE SHARING THEIR

STORIES WITH ME, I FELT

LIKE I WAS BEING INVITED

INTO PEOPLE'S STORIES.

AND GOD WAS GIVING ME A

GREATER COMPASSION FOR THE

PAIN THAT OTHER PEOPLE

WERE GOING THROUGH.

I THINK IT IS IRONIC THAT

YOU WORK YOUR WHOLE CAREER

AS A SINGER TO BE IN THE

SPOTLIGHT, AND THEN GOD

WINDS UP USING YOU TO PUT

OTHER PEOPLE IN THE

SPOTLIGHT.

SO I'M SITTING WITH YOU

HERE TODAY, AND MORE

EXCITED THAN MY OWN MUSIC

OR BOOK, I'M EXCITED TO

SHARE WITH YOU STORIES

LIKE JORDAN'S AND SAY,

LOOK WHAT GOD DID IN HIS

LIFE.

Wendy: YESTERDAY

MORNING I'M SITTING IN THE

HAIR CHAIR, AND I'M

LAUGHING OUT LOUD.

I'M LIKE, I'VE GOT TO READ

THIS STORY -- YOU'RE

DRIVING THROUGH THE DAIRY

QUEEN DRIVE THROUGH, AND

THIS CHAPTER IS ABOUT

IDENTITY.

YOU'RE DRIVING THROUGH THE

DAIRY QUEEN, AND THE WOMAN

WHO IS WAITING ON YOU

RECOGNIZES YOUR POSTER IN

THE DAIRY QUEEN, AND SHE

LOOKS AT THE POSTER AND

SHE LOOKS AT YOU DRIVING

THROUGH, AND WHAT DOES SHE

SAY TO YOU?

SHE GOES, IS THAT YOU?

AND I HAD ORDERED A BUTTER

FINGER BLIZZARD, A LARGE.

AND SHE LOOKS AT THE

POSTER AND LOOKS BACK AT

ME AND SAYS, IS THAT YOU?

AND I JUST GOT RECOGNIZED,

AND SHE LOOKS BACK AND SHE

GOES, YOU'RE A LOT

CHUBBIER IN PERSON, AS SHE

HANDS ME A THOUSAND

CALORIES OF LACTOSE.

I LOOKED AT HER AND I SAID

THANK YOU.

AND I PUT THE BLIZZARD

BACK ON THE COUNTER AND I

SAID, I WON'T BE NEEDING

THIS.

THAT CHAPTER WAS ABOUT ME

BEING VULNERABLE AND ME

SHARING WITH THE READER OF

MY JOURNEY OF INSECURITY.

I REMEMBER BEING IN GRADE

SCHOOL, AND I STRUGGLED

WITH ME WEIGHT.

AND I HEARD THE KIDS SAY,

MATT, MATT, BOW BAT,

BANANA FANNA MATT FAT.

I COULDN'T HELP GO BACK

AND REVISIT SOME OF THE

NAMES THAT FOUND THEIR WAY

ON MY NAME TAG THAT I'VE

HELD ON TO WITHOUT EVEN

REALIZING IT.

SURE, I KNOW I BELONG TO

CHRIST, BUT THE DEVIL WILL

COME IN AND TRY TO GET US

TO BELIEVE A LIE, WHETHER

IT IS THROUGH DAMAGING

WORDS SOMEBODY SPEAKS TO

US OR THE MISTAKES WE MADE

IN OUR LIFE.

IT HELPED ME TO REALIZE

THAT GOD IS THE ONLY ONE

WHO CAN WIPE THE LIVES OFF

OF OUR NAME TAG AND IN ITS

PLACE PUT RIGHTFUL CHILD

OF THE ONE TRUE KING.

Wendy: I'M JUST GLAD

TO KNOW YOU LIKE

BLIZZARDS, LIKE I DO.

NOT ANYMORE.

Wendy: I STILL LIKE

THEM.

HIS BOOK IS CALLED "HELLO,

MY NAME IS..." AND IT'S

AVAILABLE IN STORES

NATIONWIDE.

FANS OF HIS WILL RECOGNIZE

THAT "HELLO, MY NAME

IS..." IS ALSO THE TITLE

OF ONE OF HIS MAJOR HIT

SONGS.

AND FOR MORE WITH MATTHEW

WEST, GO TO

Facebook.com/700club.

NOW, HERE HE IS WITH

"HELLO, MY NAME IS...."

* HELLO, MY NAME IS

REGRET *

* I'M PRETTY SURE WE HAVE

MET *

* EVERY SINGLE DAY OF YOUR

LIFE *

* I'M A WHISPER INSIDE

* THAT WON'T LET YOU

FORGET *

* HELLO, MY NAME IS

DEFEAT *

* I KNOW YOU RECOGNIZE

ME *

* JUST WHEN YOU THINK YOU

CAN WIN *

* I'LL JACK YOU RIGHT BACK

DOWN AGAIN *

* UNTIL YOU'VE LOST ALL OF

ME *

*

* THESE ARE THE LIES

* AND I HAVE BELIEVED THEM

FOR THE VERY LAST TIME *

* HELLO, MY NAME IS A

CHILD OF THE ONE TRUE

KING *

* I'VE BEEN SAVED

* I'VE BEEN CHANGED

* I HAVE BEEN SET FREE

* AMAZING GRACE IS THE

SONG I SING *

*

HELLO, MY NAME IS CHILD OF

THE ONE TRUE KING *

*

OH, OH,OH *

* I AM NO LONGER DEFINED

* BY ALL OF THE WRECKAGE

BEHIND *

* BECAUSE THE ONE WHO

MAKES ALL THINGS NEW *

* HAS PROVEN ITS TRUE

* JUST TAKE A LOOK AT MY

LIFE *

* HELLO, MY NAME IS CHILD

OF THE ONE TRUE KING *

* I'VE BEEN SAVED

* I'VE BEEN CHANGED

* I'VE BEEN SET FREE

* AMAZING GRACE

IS THE SONG I SING *

* HELLO, MY NAME IS CHILD

OF THE ONE TRUE KING *

* OH,OH,OH

* WHAT LOVE THE FATHER HAS

LAVISHED UPON US *

* I AM A CHILD OF THE ONE

TRUE KING *

* WHAT LOVE THE FATHER HAS

LAR VICHELAVISHED UPON US *

* THAT WE SHOULD BE CALLED

HIS CHILDREN *

* HELLO, MY NAME IS CHILD

OF THE ONE TRUE KING *

*

I'VE BEEN SAVED *

* I'VE BEEN CHANGED

* I'VE BEEN SET FREE

* AMAZING GRACE

* IS THE SONG I SING

* HELLO, MY NAME IS GOD OF

THE ONE TRUE KING *

* OH, OH, OH

* WHAT LOVE THE FATHER HAS

LAVISHED UPON US THAT WE

SHOULD BE CALLED HIS

CHILDREN *

* I AM A CHILD OF THE ONE

TRUE KING *

*

[APPLAUSE]

Wendy: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE 700 CLUB."

IT IS TIME TO "BRING IT

ON" WITH YOUR E-MAIL

QUESTIONS.

JULIE WRITES, "HOW WILL

PEOPLE IN THE OLD

TESTAMENT SAVED?"

THAT WAS BEFORE JESUS, OF

COURSE.

Pat: THEY HAD A SET

OF RULES IN THE OLD

TESTAMENT.

THEY HAD ANIMAL SACRIFICE.

THEY HAD THE TODAY OF

ATONEMENT, WHERE THEY CAME

BEFORE THE LORD.

THEY HAD A WHOLE BUNCH OF

DIETARY RULES.

THEY HAD ALL KINDS OF

OTHER RULES.

THEY HAD A VERY ELABORATE

CODE OF LAW.

AND IF THEY KEPT ALL OF

THAT, THEY WERE ACCEPTED

BY THE LORD.

WHEN JESUS CAME, HE DID

AWAY WITH ALL OF THE RULES

AND REGULATIONS AND SAID,

THERE IS ONE THING I'M

INTERESTED IN: I WILL DIE

FOR YOUR SINS.

THAT'S HOW COME IN TODAY'S

WORLD WE COME TO THE LORD

THROUGH THE BLOOD OF

JESUS, THROUGH HIS

SACRIFICE, NOT THROUGH

OBEDIENCE TO A SET OF LAWS

WHICH WE NEVER COULD KEEP.

Wendy: AMEN.

DEE SAYS, "I LOVE JESUS

AND WANT THE TO SERVE HIM.

I'M HAVING A PROBLEM WITH

EATING TOO MUCH SUGAR, AND

I CAN'T SEEM TO GET THIS

UNDER CONTROL.

ANY ADVICE?"

Pat: YES, DEAR.

STOP EATING SUGAR.

YOU SAY I HAVE A PROBLEM

WITH SUGAR.

IT SETS UP ITS OWN

CRAVING.

THE MORE YOU EAT, THE MORE

YOU WANT.

THE MORE YOU EAT, THE MORE

YOU WANT, AND THERE IS NO

END TO IT.

SO THERE HAS TO BE A TIME

THAT YOU TAKE -- 21 DAYS

YOU CAN GET A HABIT GOING.

21 DAYS YOU CAN ESTABLISH

A HABIT, AND 2 21 DAYS YOU

CAN BREAK A HABIT.

SO YOU SAY FOR 21 DAYS,

I'M NOT GOING TO EAT

SUGARED SNACKS OR DRINK

SOFT DRINKS.

I'M JUST GOING TO GO WITH

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.

LOAD UP ON FRUITS AND

VEGETABLES.

STUFF YOURSELF ON

FRUITS -- NOT PROCESSED,

BUT REGULAR FRUIT, AND ALL

KINDS OF CARROTS, CABBAGE,

BEANS, ALL OF THAT STUFF.

STUFF YOURSELF ON IT.

AT THE END OF A CERTAIN

PERIOD OF TIME, YOU WILL

NO LONGER CRAVE SWEETS.

BUT YOU'VE GOT TO STOP.

IF YOU SAY, WELL, I'VE

JUST HAVE A FEW -- NO.

Wendy: MELISSA SAYS,

"ON JUDGMENT DAY WILL GOD

JUDGE A PERSON ONE AT A

TIME, SAVED AND UNSAVED,

UNTIL HE IS DONE?

OR WILL IT BE WHERE THE

SAVED PEOPLE WILL GO UP TO

HEAVEN, LIKE IN THE

MOVIES?"

Pat: I REALLY DON'T

THINK IT MATTERS.

I THINK IT IS IN THE HAND

OF GOD.

LOOK, THERE ARE SEVEN

BILLION PLUS PEOPLE IN THE

WORLD, AND WHO KNOWS HOW

MANY PEOPLE HAVE LIVED AND

DIED SINCE THEN.

GOD CAN HAVE THEM ALL AT

THE SAME TIME.

JUST LIKE HE HAS THE AIR

AND THE SUNLIGHT AND

EVERYTHING.

HE KNOWS HOW TO HANDLE

THEM.

BUT THE BOOCT BOOKS WILL BE

OPEN, THE BIBLE SAYS, AND

THEY'LL HAVE EVERYTHING

YOU HAVE EVER DONE.

IT WILL FLASH BEFORE YOU

IN AN INSTANT OF TIME,

YOUR WHOLE HISTORY OF

EVERYTHING.

ALL OF THE SINS AND

EVERYTHING.

THAT'S WHY RIGHT NOW WE

NEED TO GET RID OF THE

STUFF THAT IS WRONG AND

ASK THE LORD'S FORGIVENESS

NOW.

BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT

THOSE BOOKS TO BE OPENED.

AND WE > WE LEAVE YOU WITH OUR

POWER MINUTE IN PSALM 48:

"BE STILL AND NOW THAT I

AM GOD.

I WILL BE EXALTED AMONG

THE NATIONS.

I WILL BE EXALTED ON THE

EARTH."

> WELL, THURSDAY, HE'S A

DEMOCRATIC SENATOR WHO IS

NOT AFRAID TO BREAK FROM

HIS OWN PARTY.

WEST VIRGINIA'S JOE

MACHIN.

SEE YOU TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

BYE-BYE.

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