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The 700 Club - May 26, 2017

A man has a massive heart attack and after an hour still has no pulse. See what doctors are calling a miracle. Then, sentenced to life for a crime he didn’t commit. One free man’s story on today’s 700 Club. Read Transcript


Wendy: COMING UP...

FOR ALL PURPOSES, HE

WAS GONE.

Wendy: ...A MAN WITH

A MASSIVE HEART ATTACK,

AND AFTER AN HOUR, HE

STILL HAD NO PULSE.

HE WAS CONSIDERED

CLINICALLY DEAD.

Wendy: SEE WHAT

DOCTORS ARE CALLING A

MIRACLE.

WHO ELSE TO YOU TURN TO

BUT TO GOD.

Wendy:

THEN...SENTENCED TO O LIFE

FOR LIFEFOR A MURDER HE DIDN'T

COMMIT.

ONE FREE MAN'S STORY ON

TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

*

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

IN THE BATTLE AGAINST

RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION, YOU

HAVE TO WIN THE WAR OF

IDEAS.

THAT'S THE MESSAGE FROM A

FORMER HEAD OF THE U.S.

COMMISSION ON

INTERNATIONAL RELIGIONS

FREEDOM.

Terry: NOW CONGRESS

IS TAKING UP THE ISSUE,

ASKING WHAT CAN BE DONE TO

PROTECT PERSECUTED

BELIEVERS.

PAUL STRAND BRINGS US THE

STORY FROM WASHINGTON.

Reporter: CONGRESSMAN

RANDY HULKMAN, WHO CHAIRED

A HEARING ON THESE

INCREASING ATTACKS AGAINST

CHRISTIANS, SAID OVER 40%

OF COUNTRIES NOW HAVE HIGH

OR VERY HIGH LEVELS OF

RESTRICTIONING ON FAITH.

THIS INCLUDES TOP-DOWN

GOVERNMENT REPRESSION, AND

BOTTOM-UP SOCIAL HOSTILITY

FROM INDIVIDUALS AND

GROUPS.

Reporter: A BIG

QUESTION AT THIS HEARING:

CAN PEACEFUL SUPPORTERS OF

RELIGION ACTUALLY DO

SOMETHING TO STOP THOSE

WHO WANT TO STRIKE OUT AND

REPRESS RELIGIOUS PEOPLE.

THIS IS AN IDIOLOGICAL

STRUGGLE AS WELL AS A

MILITARY STRUGGLE.

IT IS A BATTLE OF IDEAS.

THAT MEANS WE HAVE TO

PROMOTE GOOD IDEAS IN THE

FACE OF BAD IDEAS.

Reporter: ROBERT

GEORGE, A FORMER CHAIR ON

THE COMMISSION OF

INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM, OUTLINED PART OF

THE PROBLEM.

ISIS AND LIKE-MINDED

TERRORIST GROUPS ARE

SELLING THEIR IDEOLOGY TO

YOUNG PEOPLE AROUND THE

WORLD, THEY'RE WINNING

CONVERTS TO ISLAM AND TO

THEIR PARTICULAR EXTREME

RADICAL VIOLENT FORM OF

IT.

AND WE NEED TO FIGHT BACK.

Reporter: CONGRESSMAN

JIM MCGOVERN POINTS OUTS

THAT ALL PEOPLE'S

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM NEEDS TO

BE PROTECTED.

MY RIGHT TO PRACTICE MY

RELIGION IS ONLY AS SAFE

AS MY MUSLIM BROTHERS, MY

JEWISH SISTERS, MY HINDU

FATHERS, MY ATHEIST AUNT.

IN ORDER FOR ME TO ENJOY

FREEDOM OF RELIGION,

EVERYONE ELSE MUST ENJOY

IT AS WELL.

THAT'S THE ONLY WAY IT

WORKS.

Reporter: BUT GEORGE

TOLD CBN NEWS IT IS RARE

FOR WESTERN NATIONS TO

STAND UP AND PUSH OUR

PRINCIPLES.

>

WE DON'T DEFEND OUR

CHRISTIAN BELIEFS.

WE DON'T DEFEND THE

PRINCIPLES OF AMERICA'S

FOUNDING, OF RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM, OF FREEDOM OF

SPEECH.

Reporter: THEY PUSHED

FOR AMERICA TO DO MORE,

MORE TEACHING, MORE

PREERCHGPREACHING, LOBBYING,

PRESSURING.

PROMOTING LAWS THAT

BOLSTER FREEDOM OF

RELIGION.

IF WE DON'T WIN THIS

BATTLE IN THE REALM OF

IDEAS, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE

A HECK OF A TIME WINNING

IT ON THE BATTLE FIELD.

Reporter: ONE THING

FOR SURE: THIS STRUGGLE

AGAINST RELIGION IS ONLY

GETTING WORSE BY THE YEAR.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS,

CAPITOL HILL.

Gordon: IT IS

LITERALLY GETTING WORSE BY

THE DAY, WHEN YOU LOOK AT

THE BOMBING IN MANCHESTER,

IN ENGLAND.

AND NOW JUST TODAY, 26

COPTIC CHRISTIANS

SLAUGHTER.

THREE VEHICLES WENT

ALONGSIDE THEIR BUS.

THEIR ABUS BUS WAS ON ITS WAY

FROM CAIRO TO A MONASTERY.

THEY WERE ON A WAY FOR A

RELIGIOUS RETREAT.

THREE VEHICLES PULLED

ALONG THAT BUS AND GUNMAN

STARTED BLAZING.

AND 26 COPTIC CHRISTIANS

LOST THEIR LIFE.

YES, THIS IS INDEED A WAR

OF IDEAS, AND I'VE BEEN

SAYING IT ON THIS SHOW FOR

YEARS, THAT IF WE THINK

WE'RE GOING TO WIN THIS

WAR WITH BULLETS, WE NEED

TO THINK AGAIN.

WE AREN'T EVEN IN THAT

GAME.

WE AREN'T EVEN TRYING TO

SAY TO THE MUSLIM WORLD

THAT IF YOU THINK IF YOU

BLOW UP PEOPLE IN A

CONCERT, THEN SUDDENLY

YOU'RE GOING TO END UP IN

HEAVEN, YOU NEED TO THINK

AGAIN BECAUSE THAT'S NOT

WHERE YOU'RE GOING TO GO.

BUT WE'RE NOT EVEN

ENGAGING THAT.

WE'RE NOT EVEN TRYING TO

SAY TO IRAQ AND

AFGHANISTAN, YOU NEED

FREEDOM OF RELIGION.

OUR GOVERNMENT, AND THIS

WAS UNDER THE BUSH

ADMINISTRATION -- OUR

GOVERNMENT PUT INTO OUR

CONSTITUTION THAT ALL OF

THEIR LAWS HAD TO COMPLY

WITH SHAR'IA.

UNDER SHAR'IA, YOU DON'T

HAVE FREEDOM OF RELIGION.

YOU DON'T HAVE FREEDOM OF

SPEECH.

YOU DON'T HAVE FREEDOM OF

ASSEMBLY.

YOU DON'T HAVE ANY OF THE

THINGS WE HOLD DEAR.

IF WE'RE NOT IN A POSITION

TO TELL THE WORLD, HERE IS

WHAT HAS REALLY WORKED FOR

AMERICA, AND IF YOU FOLLOW

THESE PRINCIPLES, IT WILL

WORK FOR YOU -- IF WE'RE

NOT GOING TO DO THAT,

WE'RE GOING TO END UP WITH

MORE MASSACRES LIKE WHAT

HAPPENED TODAY.

AND THEY TOLD US THEY WERE

GOING TO DO THIS.

THIS ISN'T SOMETHING NEW.

HERE IS WHAT THEY SAY, AND

THEY PUT IT IN A VIDEO.

THIS COMES OUT OF THE

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD.

THEY'RE CLAIMING THEY'RE

ALLYED WITH ISIS.

GOD GAVE ORDERS TO KILL

EVERY INFIDEL.

AND WE NEED TO BELIEVE

THEM, BECAUSE THEY'RE ON A

PATH TO KILL EVERY

INFIDEL, AND THEY THINK

THEY'RE ON A MISSION FROM

GOD.

WE NEED TO BATTLE THAT AND

GO STRAIGHT AT THAT.

IF YOU THINK YOU'RE GOING

TO HEAVEN BECAUSE YOU KILL

INFIDEL, YOU NEED TO THINK

AGAIN.

> REPUBLICANS HAVE WON A

SPECIAL ELECTION IN

MONTANA THAT ATTRACTED

NATIONAL ATTENTION.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM WASHINGTON.

John: THAT'S RIGHT,

GORDON.

THE G.O.P. CANDIDATE WON,

IN SPITE OF BEING CHARGED

WITH ASSAULT A DAY BEFORE

THE ELECTION AFTER A

SCUFFLE WITH A REPORTER.

Reporter: GREG

GIANFORTE WILL FILL THE

SEAT.

HE THANKED THE VOTERS

AFTER HIS WIN OVER

DEMOCRAT ROB QUIST.

TONIGHT WE WON A

VICTORY FOR ALL MONTANANS.

Reporter: HE WAS

CHARGED WITH MISDEMEANOR

ASSAULT AFTER WITNESSES

SAY HE SLAMMED TO THE

GROUND REPORTER BEN JACOBS

WHO WAS ASKING HIM ABOUT

HEALTH CARE.

HE APOLOGIZED AFTER HIS

VICTORY.

LAST NIGHT I MADE A

MISTAKE.

AND I TOOK AN ACTION THAT

I CAN'T TAKE BACK.

AND I'M NOT PROUD OF WHAT

HAPPENED.

I SHOULD NOT HAVE

RESPONDED IN A WAY THAT I

DID.

AND FOR THAT, I'M SORRY.

Reporter: JACOBS

ENCOUNTERED AUDIO OF THE

ENCOUNTER.

I WANT TO TALK TO YOU

ABOUT THAT LATER.

YEAH, BUT THERE IS NOT

GOING TO BE TIME.

[YELLING]

GET THE (bleep) OUT

OF HERE.

YOU JUST BROKE MY

GLASSES.

YOU JUST BODY-SLAMMED ME

AND BROKE MY GLASSES.

I GRABBED MY RECORDER,

AND THE NEXT THING I KNEW,

I HAD GONE FROM BEING

VERTICAL TO HORIZONTAL.

Reporter: HE SAY GIANFORTE

SAYS HE WAS JUST GRABBING

FOR THE PHONE.

ABOUT ONE-THIRD OF

ELIGIBLE MONTANA VOTERS

HAD ALREADY CAST THEIR

BALLOTS IN EARLY VOTING.

AND MANY WHO WENT TO THE

POLLS ON THURSDAY SAID THE

INCIDENT DID NOT INFLUENCE

THEIR CHOICE.

NO, IT DID NOT CHANGE

BECAUSE WE'RE ALL

IMPERFECT, AND WE'VE ALL

MADE MISTAKES.

UNFORTUNATELY, HE MADE A

BAD CHOICE.

Reporter: DEMOCRATS

HAVE BEEN TRYING HARD TO

WIN SPECIAL ELECTIONS

SINCE TRUMP'S VICTORY, BUT

SO FAR HAVE FAILED.

MARK MARTIN, CBN NEWS.

John: PRESIDENT

TRUMP'S SON-IN-LAW SAYS HE

IS WILLING TO COOPERATE

WITH THE SPECIAL

INVESTIGATION ON RUSSIA

AND THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN.

JARED KUSHNER HAD MEETINGS

LATE LAST YEAR WITH

RUSSIA'S AMBASSADOR TO THE

UNITED STATES AND A

RUSSIAN BANKER.

THE F.B.I. IS

INVESTIGATING THOSE

DECEMBER MEETINGS.

ACCORDING TO CHUS TO KUSHNER'S

LAWYER, HE VOLUNTEERED TO

TELL CONGRESS WHAT HE

KNOWS ABOUT THOSE

MEETINGS.

> THE TRUMP

INVESTIGATION IS PROMISING

TO TAKE HIS TRAVEL BAN ALL

THE WAY TO THE SUPREME

COURT AFTER A FEDERAL

APPEALS COURT REFUSED TO

REINSTATE HIS SECRETARY EXECUTIVE

ORDER.

ACCORDING TO THE FOURTH

CIRCUIT COURT THE BAN,

QUOTE, "DRIPS WITH

RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE AND

DISCRIMINATION."

THE ADMINISTRATION SAYS

THE ORDER IS NOT BASED ON

DISCRIMINATION, BUT ON

COUNTRIES WHERE THERE ARE

TERRORISTS THREATS.

THEY HAVE ABOUT 90 DAYS TO

APPEAL TO THE SUPREME

COURT.

AND THE HIGH COURT IS

ALMOST CERTAIN TO TAKE ON

THE CASE.

> ISRAELI ARCHEOLOGISTS

HAVE ANNOUNCED A MAJOR

DISCOVERY IN THE ANCIENT

CITY OF DAVID.

AS CHRIS MITCHELL REPORTS,

IT BRINGS BOTH THE BIBLE

AND ANCIENT HISTORY TO

LIFE.

Chris: ABOUT 20 FEET

BELOW THE SURFACE, ISRAELI

ARCHEOLOGISTS HAVE

UNCOVERED A 2,000-YEAR-OLD

ROAD NEXT TO THE CITY OF

DAVID.

THE ROAD LEADS UP TO THE

TEMPLE MOUNT.

2,000 YEARS AGO, THIS

LIKELY WOULD HAVE BEEN THE

ROUTE THAT JESUS TOOK ON

HIS WAY UP TO THE TEMPLE.

THIS IS PROBABLY WHERE

JESUS EXITED AND MARCHED

DURING THIS TIME.

Chris: MARON HOSBI IS

AN ARCHEOLOGIST WITH THE

ISRAEL'S ANTI ANTIQUITY

AUTHORITY.

THIS IS FAMOUS FOR

CRUCIFYING JESUS.

AND NOW IT IS OPENING A

NEW ERA IN THE RESEARCH OF

JERUSALEM.

Chris: THE EXCAVATION

POINTS DIRECTLY TO THE

TIME THE ROMANS QUELLED A

JEWISH REBELLION AND

DESTROYED JERUSALEM IN 70

A.D..

ONE EXAMPLE IS THIS

2,000-YEAR-OLD BURNED PALM

FRAWN OR BRANCH.

WHEN WE ARE SPEAKING OF

DESTRUCTION, THIS IS

DESTRUCTION.

THE PALM WAS BURNED.

THIS TREE PROBABLY SAW THE

LAST MOMENT OF JERUSALEM.

IT IS VERY SYMBOLIC

BECAUSE THE PALM TREE IS A

SYMBOL OF JUDEA IN THAT

TIME.

Chris: AND THEY

DISCOVERED WEAPONS OF WAR

IN JERUSALEM'S FIGHT FOR

LIFE.

THIS IS THE EVIDENCE OF

THE BATTLE.

THEY WERE SHOT BY

CATAPULTS INTO THE CITY,

MAYBE WITHIN THE CITY

ITSELF, AND IT WAS FIRED

BOTH BY THE ROMANS AND THE

JEWISH REBELS.

WE'RE SPEAKING ABOUT

BATTLES AND WARS, AND WE

HAVE THE WEAPONS HERE,

AGAIN, TELLING US THESE

STORIES.

Chris: SOME ESCAPED

THROUGH THIS DRAINAGE

CHANNEL.

FOR HOSBI, THE PROJECT

TELLS A COMPELLING STORY.

THE FIGHTING WAS

HAPPENING HERE IN THE

STREETS.

AND THE DRAINAGE

CHANNELS -- PEOPLE WERE

RUNNING AWAY FROM THESE IN THIS

DRAINAGE CHANNELS.

Chris: WITHIN A FEW

YEARS, AS THE DATE MOVES

TOWARDS THE TEMPLE MOUNT,

PEOPLE CAN LOOK FORWARD TO

RETRACING THE STEPS OF

JESUS FROM 2,000 YEARS

AGO.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

THE CITY OF DAVID,

JERUSALEM.

John: WALKING IN THE

FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS,

GORDON, I IMAGINE THAT

BEING A HUGE DRAW WHEN THE

IT OPENS TO THE PUBLIC.

Gordon: WELL, IT IS

JERUSALEM.

LITERALLY EVERY DAY IN

JERUSALEM THEY DISCOVER

SOMETHING THAT PROVES THE

BIBLE.

THAT PROVES THAT THE BIBLE

IS AN ACCURATE HISTORY.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO

TO JERUSALEM, AND YOU CAN

VISIT THE SITES WHERE

JESUS ACTUALLY WALKED.

EVERY DAY THEY'RE FINDING

NEW THINGS.

THE WHOLE CITY OF DAVID IS

BEING UNCOVERED.

THE POOL OF SALOM, AND

THESE ARE RECENT

DISCOVERIES, AND NOW THE

ROAD LEADING FROM THE POOL

OF SALOM TO THE TEMPLE

MOUNT, AND DEFINITELY THAT

IS A ROAD THAT JESUS

WALKED.

TERRY?

Terry: COMING UP, THE

BATTLE CRY THAT IG NIGHTE IGNITED

JEWS ALL OVER THE WORLD.

Reporter: WHEN

MORDECAI SAID ON THE

RADIO, "THE TEMPLE MOUNT

IS IN OUR HANDS," IT

ELECTRIFIED JEWISH

COMMUNITIES ALL EVER THE

PLANET.

Terry: BEST-SELLING

AUTHOR JOEL C. ROSENBERG

TALKS ABOUT THE PROPHETIC

SIGNIFICANCE OF THE

SIX-DAY WAR AND OF THE

JEWS RETURN TO THE LAND OF

ISRAEL.

*

Gordon: THE SIX-DAY

WAR IN 1967 PITTED A

RELATIVELY YOUNG ISRAEL

AGAINST FIVE ARAB ARMIES.

BUT MANY PEOPLE DON'T

REALIZE THAT ONE OF THE

WORLD'S SUPER POWERS ALSO

CAME DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TO

ENTERING THAT WAR.

AS CHRIS MITCHELL REPORTS,

THAT LED TO FEARS OF A

POTENTIAL ARMAGEDDON.

Chris: JUNE 5, 1967,

PRIME MINISTER SENT A

CABLE TO PRESIDENT LYNDON

B. JOHNSON, INFORMING WAR

THAT BEGUN.

HE WROTE, "ISRAEL'S

EXISTENCE AND INTEGRITY

HAVE BEEN ENDANGER.

PREVENT THE SOVIET UNION

FROM EXPLOITING AND EN

ENLARGING THE CONFLICT AT

ISRAEL'S MOST GREATEST

HOUR OF DANGER."

THE ACTOR THAT IS

PERHAPS THE MOST DANGEROUS

BUT OPERATING SORT OF

BEHIND THE SCENES WAS THE

SOVIET UNION.

Chris: JOEL RES ROSE JOEL C.

ROSENBERG SAYS WHILE

ISRAEL FACED THE COMBINED

MIGHT OF ARAB COUNTRIES,

IT WAS THE SOVIET UNION

CASTING A GIANT SHADOW

OVER THE WAR.

JUNE 5th, 1967, THE

MORNING THAT ESHKOL ORDERS

ISRAELI BOMBERS INTO

ACTION AND THEY'RE

SUCCESSFUL, SOVIET PREMIER

KASIGAN DIALS THE WHITE

HOUSE AND DEMANDS TO TALK

TO PRESIDENT JOHNSON.

THE HOT LINE WAS BARELY

USED, EXCEPT IN THE MOST

EXTREME CRISIS.

AND THE MESSAGE HE SENT

HEAVILY IMPLIED IF THE

UNITED STATES DID NOT

FORCE THE SOVIETS TO BACK

DOWN, THAT THE SOVIETS

WERE GOING TO TAKE DIRECT

ACTION.

Chris: PRESIDENT

JOHNSON TOLD ESHKOL THAT

THEY MIGHT HAVE AN ISRAELI

STRIKE.

THEY WERE TAKING A HUGE

RISK THAT JOHNSON WOULD

KEEP HIS WORD.

ONCE THE SOVIETS GOT

INVOLVED, THE DYNAMIC

CHANGED.

SUDDENLY THE JOHNSON WHITE

HOUSE SAW THE CONFLICT NOT

SIMPLY IN TERMS OF

ISRAELI-EGYPTIAN TERMS,

BUT IN U.S.-SOVIET TERMS.

Chris: THAT LED

JOHNSTON TO SEND THE SIXTH

FLEET STEAMING TOWARDS

ISRAEL AS A SHOW OF

SUPPORT.

WHAT YOU SAY THE FACT THAT

THE SOVIETS NEVER DID GET

INTO THE WAR PART OF THE

MIRACLE OF THE SIX-DAY

WAR?

I THINK IT IS ONE OF

THE UNTOLD STORIES OR

RARELY TOLD STORIES OF

GOD'S PROTECTION OF

ISRAEL, IS THE FACT THAT

THE SOVIETS SEEMED TO COME

SO CLOSE, THAT THEY WERE

THREATENING TO THE MINORS,

TAMERICANS, TO THE ISRAELIS

DIRECTLY, AND THEY WERE

PROMISING THEIR ARAB

ALLIES THEY WERE GOING TO

DO MORE.

Chris: ROSENBERG ALSO

SEES THE WAR AS A

PROPHETIC MILESTONE.

THE BIBLE DOES SAY

ISRAEL WILL COME BACK

UNDER JEWISH CONTROL, AND

IT HAPPENS IN JUNE OF

1967.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT JUDEA

AND SAMARIA, WHAT THE

WORLD CALLS THE WEST BANK,

WILL BE IN JEWISH HANDS.

IT IS PART OF THE BIBLICAL

HEARTLAND.

AND GOD SAYS HE WILL

RESTORE THE LAND AND HE'LL

RESTORE THE PEOPLE TO THE

LAND.

AND I THINK THAT YOU ALSO

SEE GOD GIVING THIS LAND

BACK TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE.

NOT BECAUSE WE DESERVE IT,

BUT BECAUSE GOD HAD

PROMISED IT.

Chris: THE SIX-DAY

WAR BECAME A TURNING POINT

FOR JEWISH IMMIGRATION TO

THE LAND OF ISRAEL.

THROUGHOUT THE OLD

TESTAMENT, GOD SAYS THAT

HE IS GOING TO DRAW THE

JEWISH PEOPLE BACK TO THE

LAND.

BUT WHAT IS INTERESTING IS

THAT AT THAT MOMENT, WHEN

MORDECAI GUR SAID ON THE

RADIO "THE TEMPLE MOUNT IS

IN OUR HANDS," WHEN THAT

WAS BROADCAST, NOT JUST TO

ISRAEL BUT WORLDWIDE, IT

ELECTRIFIED JEWISH

COMMUNITIES ALL OVER THE

PLANET.

THE LEVEL OF ALIYAH, JEWS

LEAVING THEIR EXILE

COUNTRIES AND COMING BACK

TO THE LAND OF THEIR

FOREFATHERS, SKYROCKETED

IN THE YEARS AHEAD.

Chris: ALTHOUGH

ISRAEL SURVIVED ONE OF ITS

DARKEST MOMENTS, ROSENBERG

SAYS IT STILL FACES

THREATS FROM THE NORTH,

BACKED BY A FAMILIAR

INTERLOPER.

I SEE THAT THE RUSSIANS

ARE VERY ACTIVELY MOVING

INTO THIS REGION.

THEY HAVE MADE IRAN THEIR

PRIMARY ALLY, AND NOW

THEY'RE WORKING HAND IN

GLOVE WITH IRAN TO PROP UP

BASHAR al-ASSAD, WHO HAS

SLAUGHTERED SOME 500,000

PEOPLE IN SYRIA.

SO YOU NOW HAVE RUSSIAN

FORCES, IRANIAN FORCES,

HELPING SYRIAN FORCES JUST

A FEW MILES NORTH OF

ISRAEL.

Chris: 50 YEARS SINCE

THE BATTLE FOR JERUSALEM,

ROSENBERG SAYS ISRAEL AND

ITS CAPITAL REMAIN ON THE

FRONT LINES.

JERUSALEM WAS REUNITED

50 YEARS AGO, BUT THE

BATTLE FOR JERUSALEM

REMAINS.

IT IS A POLITICAL BATTLE.

IT IS AN ECONOMIC BATTLE.

THERE ARE PEOPLE TRYING TO

ISOLATE ISRAEL POLITICALLY

AROUND THE WORLD.

JERUSALEM IS THE FLASH

POINT.

JERUSALEM IS THE EPICENTER

EPICENTER.

FOUR 4,000 YEARS, PEOPLE

HAVE WANTED THIS CITY.

AND THEY HAVE FOUGHT HARD

TO GET IT.

SO THE FACT THAT ISRAEL

CONTROLS IT TODAY IS

BIBLICAL, IT'S PROPHETIC,

BUT IT'S ALSO COMPLICATED.

AND WE NEED TO BE PRAYING

FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM

AND PRAYING FOR ISRAEL TO

BE SECURE.

Chris: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Gordon: AND WE NEED

TO BE INFORMED.

I TELL PEOPLE, YOU CAN'T

UNDERSTAND TODAY'S

HEADLINES UNLESS YOU KNOW

THIS HISTORY.

UNLESS YOU KNOW THE

HISTORY OF THE SIX-DAY

WAR.

AND WE'VE GOT THIS

WONDERFUL MOVIE, "IN OUR

HANDS," AND IT'S BASED ON

THAT MOTTA GUR FAMOUS

STATEMENT.

"IN OUR HANDS: THE BATTLE

FOR JERUSALEM."

WE OPENED ON MAY 23, AND

WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A

ONE-NIGHT EVENT.

BUT THERE WAS AN

OVERWHELMING SPONSE, AND

MANY THEATERS WERE SOLD

OUT.

SO THEY'LL HAVE AN ENCORE

PRESENTATION OF "IN OUR

HANDS."

IT WILL BE IN THEATERS FOR

ONE MORE NIGHT, AND THAT'S

JUNE 1st.

HOPEFULLY WE'LL DO WELL ON

THAT DATE.

WE'RE LOOKING AT YET

ANOTHER ENCORE LATER IN

JUNE, DURING THE WEEK THAT

WE ACTUALLY, ON OUR

CALENDAR, CELEBRATE THE

REUNIFICATION OF

JERUSALEM.

MAY 23 WAS THE DATE ON THE

JEWISH CALENDAR, AND NOW

WE HAVE IT AGAIN ON

JUNE 1.

IF YOU WANT TICKETS, JUST

GO TO

INOURHANDS1967.COM.

AND WE'RE HEARING REPORTS

OF THEATERS ALREADY

SELLING OUT.

SO DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS.

GO SEE THIS MOVIE.

IT WILL BE A WONDERFUL

EVENT.

TAKE A GROUP.

AND YOU CAN HAVE MORE

INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN

GET GROUP DISCOUNTS ON THE

WEBSITE

inourhands1967.com.

> TERRY?

Terry: UP NEXT, A MAN

COLLAPSES AT A PRAYER

MEETING AND ARRIVES AT THE

HOSPITAL CLINICALLY DEAD.

THE PATIENT WAS BLUE,

BLUE AS THE COLOR OF MY

SCRUBS.

IT WAS A POOR PROGNOSIS.

IT WAS HARD.

GOD HAS TO MAKE THIS

RIGHT.

Terry: SEE HOW THIS

MAN WAS RESCUED FROM

DEATH.

PLUS, WE'LL BE PRAYING FOR

YOU, AND THAT'S ALL NEXT.

Terry: BRUCE

RICHARDSON SHOULDN'T BE

ALIVE.

HE HAD A 100% BLOCKAGE IN

AN ARTERY.

AND MINUTES AFTER HE

COLLAPSED ON TO THE FLOOR,

DOCTORS WERE READY TO CALL

THE TIME OF HIS DEATH.

HERE IS WHAT SAVED HIS

LIFE.

NO PULSE.

RESUME C.P.R.

Reporter: JULY 16,

2016, WAS LIKE MOST SAI.DZ

SATURDAYS FOR BRUCE

RICHARDSON.

HE WAS IN A PRAYER

BREAKFAST.

I LOOKED OVER AND I SEE

BRUCE, AND HE JUST ROLLED

BACK AND HIS EYES ROLLED

BACK IN HIS HEAD, AND HE

HITS THE FLOOR.

Reporter: THE MEN

STARTED C.P.R. AND CALLED

9-1-1.

THE E.M.T.s ARRIVED IN

MINUTES AND CONFIRMED

BRUCE WAS HAVING A MASSIVE

HEART ATTACK.

WE STARTED GIVING THE

PROPER MEDICATIONS WE

NEEDED TO GIVE.

WE DEFIBRILLATED SEVERAL

TIMES THROUGHOUT THE RUN.

NOTHING SEEMED TO BE

WORKING.

FOR ALL PURPOSES, HE

WAS GONE.

WE HADN'T SEEN HIM

BREATHING.

NOBODY SAID ANYTHING ABOUT

A HEARTBEAT, SO WE BEGAN

TO PRAY.

AFTER 20 MINUTES, WHEN

HE WAS STILL IN DEFIB, IT

WAS TIME TO MAKE SOME

OTHER DECISIONS.

Reporter: OUT OF

OPTIONS, THEY CALLED THE

E.R. AND REACHED DR. RYAN

BENCH.

HE TOLD THEM TO TRY A

RADICAL, SELDOM-USED

TECHNIQUE.

I HAD THEM HOOK UP TWO

DEFIBRILLATORS TO THE

PATIENT, AND SHOCK USING

THE TWO DEFIBRILLATORS,

AND THEY WERE ABLE TO GET

A PULSE BACK.

Reporter: AS BRUCE

WAS BEING RUSHED TO THE

E.R., HIS WIFE, DEE, HAD

BEEN CONTACTED, AND WAS ON

HER WAY TO THE HOSPITAL

WITH A FRIEND FROM CHURCH.

THE ONLY THING THEY TOLD

HER WAS THAT BRUCE HAD

PASSED OUT.

I HAD A FEAR OF THE

UNKNOWN.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT THE

PASS OUT MEANT.

I JUST WANTED TO GET TO

THE HOSPITAL.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

THE AMBULANCE HAD GOTTEN

BRUCE TO THE HOSPITAL, BUT

HIS HEART HAD STOPPED

AGAIN.

WHEN THEY ARRIVED, THEY

WERE ACTIVELY DOING C.P.R.

THE PATIENT WAS BLUE, BLUE

AS THE COLOR OF MY SCRUBS.

IT CERTAINLY WAS A POOR

PROGNOSIS.

Reporter: EVEN IF

BRUCE DID SURVIVE, HE

COULD HAVE SEVERE BRAIN

DAMAGE.

BUT THAT DIDN'T STOP

DR. BENCH AND HIS TEAM TO

MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO SAVE

HIS LIFE.

SIX, SEVEN MINUTES

WITHOUT OXYGEN TO THE

BRAIN, YOU INVESTIGATE A

NEUROLOGIC INJURY TO THE

BRAIN.

HE HAD WELL OVER 47

MINUTES.

YOU HAVE A 0.8 CHANCE OF

EVEN GETTING A PULSE BACK

AFTER 30 MINUTES.

IT IS AN INCREDIBLY POOR

PROGNOSIS.

Reporter: WHEN DEE

ARRIVED, SHE WAS ESCORTED

TO THE ROOM WHERE THE

MEDICAL TEAM WAS WORKING

TO SAVE HER HUSBAND.

THAT WAS HARD.

IT WAS HARD BECAUSE HE HAS

APPARATUSES IN HIS MOUTH

AND HE IS OBVIOUSLY NOT

THE RIGHT COLOR.

IT WAS HARD.

GOD HAS TO MAKE THIS

RIGHT, THAT'S WHAT I

THOUGHT.

GOD HAS TO MAKE THIS

RIGHT.

WHERE ELSE DO YOU TURN,

BUT TO GOD.

Reporter: DEE WASN'T

THE ONLY ONE CRYING OUT TO

GOD.

THE MEN FROM CHURCH AND

OTHER FRIENDS CAME TO

PRAY.

WE DIDN'T UNDERSTAND

EXACTLY WHY THIS WAS

TAKING PLACE.

DIDN'T NEED TO UNDERSTAND

THAT.

BUT, BASICALLY, WE WERE

ASKING FOR GOD TO

INTERVENE.

Reporter: AND THEN

FINALLY DOCTORS GOT A

STEADY PULSE.

HIS COLOR PICKED UP,

AND HE STARTED MAKING SOME

PURPOSEFUL MOVEMENTS.

I CAN'T FULLY EXPLAIN HOW

THAT RECOVER OCCURRED SO

RAPIDLY, BUT IT WAS QUITE

IMPRESSIVE TO ME.

DR. BENCH SAID TO ME, I

THINK WE'VE SEEN A MIRACLE

HERE TODAY.

Reporter: DOCTORS

FOUND THAT THE CIRCUMFLEX

ARTERY WAS 100% BLOCKED.

THEY INSERTED A STINT TO

RESTORE BLOOD FLOW.

THEY STILL THAT CONCERNS.

HE WAS CONCERNED

CLINICALLY DEAD.

TOTAL, AN HOUR AND SEVEN

MINUTES WITH NO PULSE.

BECAUSE BRUCE HAD BEEN

WITHOUT OXYGEN FOR THAT

LENGTH OF TIME, IT COULD

HAVE BEEN TOTAL BRAIN

DAMAGE.

AND SO THERE WAS STILL A

FEAR.

BUT I HAD A PEACE THAT I

CAN'T EXPLAIN.

AND I LOOK BACK AT IT NOW,

AND I THINK THAT'S ONLY

BECAUSE OF PRAYER.

Reporter: BRUCE

IMPROVED DRAMATICALLY OVER

THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

THE DOCTORS WERE

ASTOUNDED BECAUSE HE HAD

STARTED TO BREATHE ON HIS

OWN.

AND WHEN THE RESPIRATORY

THERAPIST TOOK THE VENT

TUBE OUT, HE SAID, HELLO.

AND, YOU KNOW, WE ALL JUST

LOOKED AT EACH OTHER.

AND HE JUST LOOKED AT US.

BRUCE JUST STARED AT US.

AND I TRULY BELIEVE GOD

WAS SAYING TO US, THROUGH

BRUCE, I'M HERE.

I'M WORKING IN THIS

SITUATION.

AND IT GAVE US THAT PEACE.

Reporter: IN LESS

THAN A WEEK, BRUCE WAS

CLEARED TO GO HOME.

THAT IS JUST AN

ABSOLUTE MIRACLE THAT I

WAS ABLE THE WALK OUT OF

THAT HOSPITAL SIX DAYS

LATER.

I'M ONLY HERE BECAUSE OF

PRAYER.

Reporter: TODAY BRUCE

IS HEALTHY AND SHOWS NO

SIGN OF BRAIN DAMAGE.

HE LOVES SPENDING TIME

WITH HIS FAMILY AND

SHARING HIS MIRACLE WITH

OTHERS.

I BELIEVE I'M HERE TO

SHARE THE STORY OF HOPE

AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO THOSE

WHO DON'T HAVE SOME HOPE

AND ENCOURAGEMENT, AND TO

BELIEVE IN PRAYER, THE

POWER OF PRAYER.

I KNOW THAT GOD WAS A

MIRACLE-WORKING GOD

BECAUSE THAT'S HIS

PROMISE, THAT I WILL NEVER

LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU.

AND I THANK GOD THAT DAY

THAT HE DIDN'T.

SO I'M THANKFUL.

I'M GRATEFUL.

AND I KNOW GOD HAS DONE

THIS TO GIVE OTHER PEOPLE

HOPE.

AND I HOPE IT DOES.

Terry: BOY, THAT

OUGHT TO GIVE ALL OF US

HOPE TODAY.

NO PULSE FOR OVER AN HOUR.

ONLY GOD COULD RESTORE

SOMEONE FROM THAT.

WE WANT TO TAKE SOME TIME

TODAY TO FURTHER ENCOURAGE

YOUR FAITH AND TO TAKE

TIME TO PRAY TOGETHER.

YOU KNOW, THE BIBLE SAYS

WHERE TWO OR MORE ARE

GATHERED TOGETHER IN HIS

NAME, THERE HE IS, RIGHT

IN THE MIDST OF HEARING

OUR NEED AND RESPONDING.

WE WOULD LIKE TO SHARE

SOME PRAYER RESPONSES WITH

YOU BECAUSE BRUCE'S STORY

IS MIRACULOUS, BUT SO ARE

THESE.

AND SO CAN YOURS BE.

GLADYS SUFFERED FROM KNEE

PROBLEMS IN BOTH KNEES FOR

MORE THAN THREE YEARS.

SHE HAD TROUBLE STANDING

AND WALKING.

SHE WAS WATCHING THIS

PROGRAM ONE DAY, AND

GORDON YOU GAVE A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE: "YOU HAVE

PROBLEMS IN BOTH KNEES.

IT IS DETERIORATION FROM

AGE, AND YOU'RE WONDERING

IF GOD CAN HEAL THAT.

YES, HE CAN."

GLADYS STOOD UP AND SHE

WAS ABLE TO WALK WITHOUT

ANY PAIN.

Gordon: HERE IS CAROL

FROM NEW JERSEY.

SHE HAD ACID REFLUX.

ONE DAY SHE WAS WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB," AND TERRY

SAID, "YOU HAVE AN

ESOPHAGUS PROBLEM THAT

CAUSES PAIN FOR YOU, AND

THERE IS A BURNING THAT

COMES WITH IT.

THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH

YOUR DIGESTION.

GOD IS HEALING THAT

CONDITION FOR YOU RIGHT

NOW."

CAROL CLAIMED THE WORD AND

HAS BEEN HEALED SINCE THAT

DAY.

> HERE IS A THOUGHT FOR

YOU.

THAT WAS A WONDERFUL STORY

AND HERE IS A THOUGHT THAT

GOES ALONG WITH IT: YOU

CAN NEVER BE TOO DEAD FOR

A RESURRECTION.

THAT'S A RESURRECTION

STORY.

GOD WORKS MIRACLES.

AND HE DOES IT ON TIME.

HE DOES IT ACCORDING TO

HIS TIME FOR HIS GLORY.

WHY DID THAT HAPPEN?

WELL, IT HAPPENED SO THAT

GOD COULD DISPLAY HIS

POWER TO EVERYONE IN THAT

E.R., TO EVERYONE IN THE

HOSPITAL, TO EVERYONE IN

THAT FAMILY.

GOD IS A MIRACLE-WORKING

GOD.

THE GOOD NEWS: HE WANTS TO

WORK MIRACLES FOR YOU.

HE HASN'T FORGOTTEN ABOUT

YOU.

HE KNOWS EVERY HAIR ON

YOUR HEAD.

HE KNOWS YOUR EVERY NEED.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS TURN

TO HIM AND BELIEVE.

AND HOW DO YOU TURN WHEN

YOU'RE DEAD?

ASK YOURSELF THAT

QUESTION, HOW DO YOU DO

THAT?

WHEN YOU HAVE OTHER PEOPLE

WHO ARE PRAYING FOR YOU

AND BELIEVING WITH YOU.

AND WE'RE JUST WAITING FOR

GOD TO SPEAK.

SO JOIN WITH US.

LET'S PRAY.

THE BIBLE SAYS WHEN TWO OR

MORE AGREE TOUCHING

ANYTHING, IT SHALL BE

DONE.

SO LET'S PRAY.

LET'S BELIEVE, AND LET'S

LET GOD DO ALL OF THE

REST.

LORD, WE JUST COME TO YOU

RIGHT NOW.

AND, LORD, WE COME

ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE WHO

HAVE GIVEN UP HOPE, WHO

HAVE WONDERED, HAVE I GONE

TOO FAR?

IS THIS JUST MY FATE?

AND WE JUST LIFT THEM TO

YOU NOW.

WE COME ESPECIALLY FOR

THOSE WHO CAN'T LIFT

THEMSELVES.

AND WE LIFT THEM.

WE JOIN WITH THEM.

AND WE KNOW THAT YOU ARE A

MIRACLE-WORKING GOD.

SO, LORD, WE JUST DECLARE

THAT WE'LL DO OUR PART.

WE'LL BELIEVE.

WE'LL BELIEVE IN YOU.

WE'LL BELIEVE IN JESUS.

WE'LL LOOK TO THE CROSS

AND SEE THAT BY HIS

STRIPES, WE ARE HEALED.

AND NOW WE REACH OUT AND

WE TOUCH THAT AREA OF THE

BODY THAT NEEDS HEALING.

IF WE CAN'T REACH AND

TOUCH, WE'LL JUST DO IT

SPIRIT UALLYUALLY, AND WE'LL

SAY, LORD, STRETCH FORTH

YOUR HAND TO DO MIRACLES

TODAY.

WE STAND BELIEVING.

WE STAND DECLARING THE

WORD OF THE LORD, THAT YOU

FORGIVE ALL OUR IN

INIQUITIES, AND YOU HEAL

ALL OUR DISEASES.

WE RECEIVE IT NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

THERE IS SOMEONE, YOU'VE

BEEN SUFFERING WITH SEVERE

SINUS INFECTIONS FOR

YEARS.

YOU NOW HAVE A DIAGNOSIS

THAT THE BONE IS

DETERIORATING BECAUSE OF

THE INFECTIONS.

AND YOU'RE WONDERING WHAT

TO DO.

YOU'RE WONDERING CAN YOU

BE HEALED?

GOD IS STRETCHING FORTH

HIS HAND, AND HE IS

LITERALLY ABLE TO RECREATE

BEN IN YOUR SINUS CAVITY.

HE IS ABLE TO CLEANSE OUT

ALL OF THE INFECTION SO IT

WILL NEVER RETURN AGAIN.

HE IS ABLE TO GIVE YOU NEW

LIFE AND NEW BREATH NOW IN

JESUS' NAME.

IN JESUS' NAME BE HEALED

AND BE MADE WHOLE.

Terry: AND THE SAME

THING IS TRUE FOR THE ONE

WHO HAS HAD SUCH

DETERIORATION IN YOUR GUM

AREA AND YOUR TEETH.

YOU'VE LOST TEETH BECAUSE

OF IT.

THERE IS MORE TO BE DONE.

YOU'RE SO FRUSTRATED, AND

PART OF THAT FRUSTRATION

IS THE FINANCES OF ALL OF

THIS.

GOD IS NOT ONLY GOING TO

HEAL WHAT IS CURRENTLY

GOING ON, HE IS GOING TO

PROVIDE YOU MONEY FOR YOU

TO REPLACE THE TEETH THAT

HAVE BEEN LOST.

> AND SOMEONE ELSE, YOU

HAVE A BONE GRAFT THAT HAS

BEEN DONE THAT HASN'T

RECONNECTED, AND GOD IS

HEALING THAT RIGHT NOW.

IT WILL BE FINE.

Gordon: THERE IS A

WOMAN NAMED GLADYS, AND

YOU'RE SAYING, PLEASE SAY

DETERIORATION IN THE

SPINE.

GLADYS, JUST FOR YOU, HE

IS CALLING YOU BY NAME TO

LET YOU KNOW HE IS HEALING

THAT FOR YOU.

HE IS RESTORING THE BONE

IN YOUR SPINE.

WHATEVER YOU COULDN'T DO

BEFORE DO NOW, AND REALIZE

GOD HAS DONE A GREAT WORK

FOR YOU.

AND YOU ARE HEALED AND SET

FREE FROM ALL OF THAT

PAIN, ALL OF THAT BENDING

OVER.

IN JESUS' NAME, BE

RESTORED NOW.

> LORD, WE THANK YOU.

WE THANK YOU THAT YOU ARE

THE MIRACLE-WORKING GOD.

YOU ARE THE LIVING GOD,

AND YOU ARE THE SAME

YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND

FOREVER.

AND WE PRAISE YOU FOR WHAT

YOU HAVE DONE TODAY.

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF

PRAYER.

AND IF YOU NEED PRAYER,

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS

A WEEK, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO

IS PICK UP THE PHONE AND

CALL US: 1-800-700-7000.

AND IF YOU'VE BEEN HEALED

TODAY, WE WANT TO SHARE IN

YOUR GOOD REPORT.

WE WANT TO LET THE WORLD

KNOW THAT JESUS IS THE

SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND

FOREVER.

SO CALL US AND LET US KNOW

YOUR TESTIMONY.

TERRY?

Terry: COMING UP, A

YOUNG BOY BECOMES A

CHRISTIAN IN ONE OF THE

MOST BUDDHIST NATIONS ON

EARTH.

SEE HOW THAT HAPPENED.

THAT'S NEXT.

Efrem: AND WELCOME

Efrem: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE 700 CLUB."

MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WILL

CELEBRATE MEMORIAL DAY

MONDAY, A DAY TO HONOR OUR

NATION'S HEROS AND REFLECT

ON THE SACRIFICES OF

FALLEN SOLDIERS.

SOLDIERS OF THE THIRD U.S.

INFANTRY REGIMENT PLACED

FLAGS AT ARLINGTON

NATIONAL CEMETERY.

IT IS A 60-YEAR TRADITION.

IT IS A TRADITION TO LAY

THE NATION'S SOLDIERS TO

REST WITH DIGNITY AND

HONOR.

IT IS THE FINAL RESTING

PLACE OF MORE THAN 400,000

SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN.

> "OPERATION BLESSING"

IS FIGHTING PROSTITUTION

IN LATIN-AMERICA.

SEVERE POVERTY THERE

DRIVES MOST WOMEN AND

YOUNG GIRLS INTO MODERN

DAY SLAVERY.

"OPERATION BLESSING'S"

PARTNER IS REACHING OUT TO

THE WOMEN WHO WANT TO

ESCAPE.

"WOMEN OF HOPE" IS

TEACHING THEM HOW TO

PROVIDE FOR THEMSELVES AND

THEIR CHILDREN THROUGH

SELLING AND BAKING GOODS.

"OPERATION BLESSING" IS

SUPPORTING THIS EFFORT BY

PROVIDING BAKING MATERIALS

AND SUPPLIES.

EVENTUALLY THESE WOMEN CAN

USE THEIR BAKING SKILLS TO

GAIN EMPLOYMENT AT AN AREA

SHOP OR BAKERY OR EVEN

BEGIN THEIR OWN

BUSINESSES.

> YOU CAN LEARN MORE

ABOUT "OPERATION BLESSING"

BY GOING TO ITS WEBSITE

AT ob.org.

GORDON AND TERRY ARE BACK

WITH MUCH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB."

IT IS COMING UP RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Gordon: 6-YEAR-OLD

HONG DANG LIVES IN A

BUDDHIST NATION.

RECENTLY HE BECAME A

CHRISTIAN, THANKS TO CBN'S

ANIMATED SERIES

"SUPERBOOK."

Reporter: RECENTLY

6-YEAR-OLD HONG DANG

STARTED ATTENDING A SUNDAY

SCHOOL CLASS AT A

CHRISTIAN CHURCH NEAR HIS

HOME IN THAILAND.

THERE IS A BIG REASON HE

KEEPS COMING BACK:

"SUPERBOOK."

HIS FAVORITE EPISODE SO

FAR, THE STORY OF ABRAHAM

AND ISAAC.

I SAW WHEN THE MAN WAS

ABOUT TO KILL HIS SON, AND

GOD STOPPED HIM.

GOD SAID, DO NOT TOUCH THE

BOY.

IT'S JUST A TEST.

Reporter: 94% OF THE

PEOPLE OF THAILAND AND

BUDDHISTS, INCLUDING HONG

DANG'S FAMILY.

BUT THE BOY'S FATHER

DOESN'T MIND HIS SON

ATTENDING CHURCH.

IN FACT, HE WALKS HIM

THERE AND DROPS HIM OFF

EVERY SUNDAY.

I KNOW IF MY SON GOES

TO CHURCH AND HAS

SOMETHING TO HOLD ON TO, I

THINK IT IS A GOOD THING.

Reporter: AS HE

ATTENDS, HE HAS LEARNED

MORE ABOUT JESUS AND THE

BIBLE.

THIS IS HIS TEACHER, MISS

TORIGA.

ONE DAY WE WERE TALKING

ABOUT JESUS, AND I ASKED

HONG DANG, WOULD YOU LIKE

TO BE IN JESUS' FAMILY?

HE SAID HE WAS READY.

IN MY PRAYER, I SAID I

WANTED JESUS TO COME IN MY

HEART.

I PRAYED TO BE A

CHRISTIAN.

Reporter: AND MISS

TORIGA REPORTED THAT HE

HAS TAKEN WHAT HE LEARNED

HOME TO HIS PARENTS.

HE TOLD ME, WHEN HE

WENT HOME ONE DAY, HE

SAID, MAMA, OUR HOUSE

DOESN'T KNOW JESUS, BUT

JESUS IS AT MY TEACHER'S

HOUSE AND AT CHURCH.

AND HE SAID, JESUS IS

REAL.

HE ALWAYS INVITES US TO

CHURCH ON SUNDAY.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

PARENTS ARE BEGINNING TO

ATTEND "SUPERBOOK"

CLASSES, TOO.

THE ADULTS, WHEN THEY

BRING THEIR KIDS, SOME SIT

IN AND JOIN THE CLASS.

IT IS NOT JUST A CARTOON.

THEY SAY FOR THE BIBLE

LESSON, TOO.

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU

FOR "SUPERBOOK."

YOU PRODUCE THE BEST

LESSONS FOR CHILDREN.

I LOVE MY TEACHER, AND

I LOVE "SUPERBOOK" SO

MUCH.

Gordon: WHAT A

WONDERFUL STORY.

CHANGING LIVES, CHANGING

FAMILIES ALL BECAUSE

PEOPLE LIKE YOU CARE

ENOUGH TO SAY, YES, I WANT

TO BE A PART OF TAKING THE

STORIES OF THE BIBLE TO

THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD.

WE'RE UP TO 42 LANGUAGES

NOW ON "SUPERBOOK."

OUR INITIAL GOAL OF 55

LANGUAGES, AND, LORD

WILLING, WILL BE

ACCOMPLISHED BY THE END OF

THIS YEAR.

THERE IS A WONDERFUL

BROADCAST MAP, WHERE YOU

CAN SEE ALL OF THE

DIFFERENT LANGUAGES, ALL

THE DIFFERENT AREAS WHERE

WE'RE BROADCASTING

"SUPERBOOK."

OUR LARGEST AUDIENCES IN

THE PHILIPPINES, IN

INDONESIA, INDIA, AND

YOU'RE A PART OF IT WERE WHEN

YOU JOIN THE "SUPERBOOK"

D.V.D. CLUB.

WE HAVE A SPECIAL OFFER

RIGHT NOW.

WE'LL SEND YOU NOT JUST

ONE COPY, BUT WE'LL SEND

YOU THREE COPIES OF

"SUPERBOOK" "EXPLORER."

IT IS A WONDERFUL WAY TO

TEACH YOUR CHILDREN THE

STORIES OF THE BIBLE.

THERE WILL BE TWO EPISODES

ON THAT D.V.D.

THIS ONE IS "ELIVEN AND

THE PROPHETS OF BAIL," AND

THEN "JOHN THE BAPTIST."

AND WE'LL SHOW YOU NOT

JUST THE STORY, BUT WE'LL

GIVE YOU THE ARCHEOLOGY,

THE HISTORY THAT GOES INTO

THE LESSON, HOW EVERYTHING

IN "SUPERBOOK" IS BASED ON

HISTORICAL RECORDS,

ARCHEOLOGICAL RECORDS.

AND THEN ANOTHER SECTION

ON THE THEOLOGY.

HOW DOES IT FIT IN GOD'S

LARGER PLAN OF REDEMPTION

FOR ALL PEOPLE EVERYWHERE.

IT'S YOURS WHEN YOU JOIN.

HOW MUCH IS IT?

IT IS $25.

AND EVERY TIME A NEW

EPISODE COMES OUT, YOU'LL

GET THREE COPIES OF THE

D.V.D.s, SO YOU CAN

SHARE THEM WITH YOUR

FAMILIES AND YOUR FRIENDS

AND YOUR CHURCH.

SO CALL US NOW IF YOU'D

LIKE TO JOIN:

1-800-700-7000.

TERRY?

Terry: STILL AHEAD,

ONE MOMENT HE WAS OUT WITH

HIS FAMILY, AND THE NEXT

HE WAS ON THE RUN, WANTED

FOR A MURDER HE DIDN'T

COMMIT.

HE SHARES HIS STORY.

THAT'S NEXT.

Terry: FOR 35 YEARS

GENE MCGUIRE DIDN'T HAVE A

NAME, BUT HE HAD A NUMBER.

AK4192.

HE HAD SPENT MOST OF HIS

LIFE BEHIND BARS, GUILTY

ONLY OF BEING IN THE WRONG

PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME.

Reporter: IN 1977,

GENE MCGUIRE, A

17-YEAR-OLD STAR ATHLETE,

WENT INTO A BAR WITH HIS

24-YEAR-OLD COUSIN BOBBY.

HE HAD NO IDEA BOBBY WAS

ABOUT TO ROB THE PLACE.

BOBBY ENDED UP STABBING

THE BARTENDER TO DEATH.

GENE WAS FOUND GUILTY OF

SECOND-DEGREE MURDER AND

WAS SENTENCED TO LIFE IN

PRISON.

AFTER SERVING 35 YEARS, HE

WAS RELEASED.

BUT GENE ISN'T ANGRY WITH

HIS COUSIN OR THE COURT

SYSTEM.

HE FORGAVE THEM YEARS AGO.

IN HIS BOOK "UNSHACKLED,"

HE SHARES WHAT HELPED HIM

BECOME FREE EVEN WHILE HE

WAS STILL BEHIND BARS.

Terry: GENE MCGUIRE

JOINS US NOW FOR THE REST

OF THE STORY.

WELCOME TO "THE 700 CLUB."

IT IS A PLEASURE TO BE

HERE, TERRY.

Terry: LET'S GO BACK

TO THE BEGINNING OF THIS

STORY, IF WE CAN.

YOU'RE 17 YEARS OLD, AND A

COUSIN YOU ADMIRE COMES TO

VISIT AND YOU GO OUT

DRINKING.

YOU'RE UNDERAGE, BUT YOU

KNOW A PLACE YOU CAN GO

AND THEY SERVE YOU.

YOU'RE ALL PRETTY LOADED

WITH ALCOHOL.

YUP.

Terry: YOU THOUGHT

YOU WERE JUST OUGHT FOR A

FUN NIGHT, BUT YOUR COUSIN

HAD A DIFFERENT INTENT.

SOMEWHERE IN THE

PROCESS OF PLAYING POOL,

HE TURNED AND SAID, I'M

GOING TO ROB THE PLACE.

AND I KNEW I WASN'T GOING

TO DO THAT.

AND MY STEPBROTHER DIDN'T

WANT TO DO THAT.

SO WE WENT OUT TO THE

PARKING LOT.

AND HE WALKED BACK IN, AND

THEN HE ENDED UP STABBING

THE OWNER TO DEATH AND

ROBBED THE PLACE.

Terry: YOU EVENTUALLY

WENT BACK IN TO SEE WHAT

WAS TAKING HIM SO LONG AND

WHAT THE PROBLEM WAS.

RIGHT.

Terry: HERE YOU ARE A

17-YEAR-OLD KID, DID YOU

RECOGNIZE THE

RAMIFICATIONS OF WHAT JUST

HAPPENED THERE.

DEFINITELY IT SOAKED IN

THE NEXT DAY.

WHEN I WALKED UP TO -- HE

WAS BEHIND THE COUNTER AND

I YELLED FOR HIM TO STOP

AND THEN WE WAITED FOR

HIM.

BUT THE NEXT DAY WAS A

REAL SOBERING MOMENT, TO

REALIZE THAT A MURDER HAD

REALLY TAKEN PLACE.

Terry: AND THEN, YOU

KNOW, SID, YOUR

STEPBROTHER, HAD LEFT THE

SCENE.

AND HE KIND OF KNEW ABOUT

THIS BEFORE YOU ALL WENT

IN.

HE KNEW THIS WAS GOING TO

BE AT LEAST A ROBBERY.

YEAH, HE KNEW THERE

WOULD BE A ROBBERY.

Terry: BUT YOU

DIDN'T.

YOU'RE KIND OF THE KID WHO

JUST GETS DRAGGED ALONG.

NOW YOU'RE ON THE LAM WITH

THIS COUSIN OF YOURS, AND

YOU'RE LED INTO THIS

REALLY DARK WORLD.

THIS WAS REALLY NOT WHAT

YOU HAD PLANNED.

RIGHT.

Terry: WERE YOU

SCARED?

VERY INTIMIDATED, I

THINK.

VERY LOST.

REALLY I WAS FOLLOWING A

COUSIN WHO THOUGHT HE HAD

A PLAN.

AND HE DIDN'T.

AND WE FOUND OURSELVES UP

IN SHOOTING GALLERIES AND

DRUG INFESTED APARTMENTS

UP IN NEW YORK UNTIL I

TURNED MYSELF IN.

Terry: YOU FINALLY

COME BACK AND YOU TURN

YOURSELF IN, AND I THINK

YOU CAME BACK THINKING

THAT YOU WERE GOING TO

TELL YOUR STORY, EXPLAIN

WHAT HAPPENED, BE

EXONERATED AND GO HOME

WITH YOUR MOM.

IN MY MINDSET, YES.

Terry: BUT IN FACT,

YOU'RE ARRESTED AND

SHACKLED AND TAKEN AWAY.

YES.

Terry: IN THE COURT

CASE PROCESS, YOUR LAWYER,

COURT-APPOINTED LAWYER,

TELLS YOU YOU NEED TO

PLEAD GUILTY, OTHERWISE

YOU'RE GOING FOR LIFE.

YES.

THE OPPORTUNITY WAS TO

PLEAD GUILTY AND TESTIFY

AGAINST MY COUSIN.

AND MY COUSIN WAS

AGREEABLE TO THAT, TOO.

I TESTIFIED HOPING THAT I

WOULD RECEIVE SOMETHING

LESS THAN EVEN

MANSLAUGHTER.

THAT WAS THE CONVERSATION

BETWEEN MY ATTORNEY AND I,

POSSIBLY 10 YEARS.

BUT WHEN THEY GAVE ME LIFE

WITHOUT PAROLE, I HEARD IT

BUT THE REALITY WAS IT

DIDN'T SET IN UNTIL I GOT

TO THE STATE CORRECTIONAL

INSTITUTION.

Terry: I'M NOT SURE

SOMETHING LIKE THAT WOULD

SET IN UNTIL YOU START

WALKING IT OUT.

IN PENNSYLVANIA, THEY

SAID, YOUNG BUCK, YOU WILL

DIE IN THIS PLACE.

YOU WILL NOT GET OUT.

Terry: HOW DID YOU

HANDLE THAT MENTALLY?

WHAT DID THAT DO TO YOU?

I KIND OF GAVE UP IN

THE SENSE THIS IS MY LOT

IN LIFE.

I STARTED DOING MY

SENTENCE.

> I GOT INVOLVED IN SOME

EDUCATION AND COLLEGE

PROGRAMS AND TRYING TO

FIGURE OUT HOW A

17-YEAR-OLD ENDS UP IN

PRISON FOR LIFE.

Terry: THERE WERE

THINGS THAT YOU HAD TO

BATTLE IN THERE THAT ARE

THE THINGS THAT EVERYBODY

FEARS.

FIRST OF ALL, SOLITARY

CONFINEMENT A NUMBER OF

TIMES, RAPE FROM OTHER

GUYS IN THERE, BEING

BEATEN BY OTHER GUYS WHO

ARE IN THERE.

SURE.

Terry: HOW IN THE

WORLD DID YOU GET TO JESUS

IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL OF

THAT?

I HAD PLENTY OF PEOPLE

PRAYING FOR ME.

A MOTHER WHO PRAYED FOR

ME.

Terry: THAT WILL DO

IT.

YEAH, THAT WILL DO IT.

GO GET 'EM, LORD.

AND I HAD OTHER INMATES IN

THE PRISON SYSTEM PRAYING,

TOO.

AND THEY WERE MINISTERING

TO ME.

I WRITE ABOUT A GUY NAMED

WARNER.

BUT IT WAS ENCOURAGEMENT

TO COME TO A THREE-DAY

WEEKEND REVIVAL.

I MET LARRY TITUS, THE

PASTOR WHO STUCK WITH ME

ALL THOSE YEARS.

HE SHARED THAT HE GOT

SAVED AT FOUR AND KNEW

GOD'S CALL IN HIS LIFE AT

FIVE, AND IT MADE ME VERY

ENVIOUS TO KNOW JESUS,

THAT A 5-YEAR-OLD COULD

HAVE A PLAN.

THE NEXT DAY I CAME BACK

ON A SUNDAY MORNING,

AROUND 10:30 IN THE

MORNING, AND WENT UP

FRONT, AND GOT ON MY

KNEES, IN FRONT OF ALL OF

THE OTHER INMATES, AND

SAID, JESUS, SET ME FREE.

AND THE CHAINS BROKE OFF.

Terry: TO BE IN THE

SCENARIO YOU WERE IN,

THERE HAD TO BE SO MUCH

BITTERNESS AND ANGER.

INCOMING TO CHRIST, THE

CHAINS BROKE OFF AND YOU

WERE ABLE TO FORGIVE

OTHERS AND RECEIVE

FORGIVENESS YOURSELF.

YES.

Terry: WHAT IS GOD

DOING IN YOUR LIFE --

FIRST OF ALL, LET'S BACK

UP.

YOU'RE IN THERE 30 SOME

YEARS, AND THEN YOU GET

NOTICE THAT YOUR CASE IS

GOING UP FOR REVIEW.

UH-HUH.

Terry: AND YOU GET

FREE.

I MEAN, THEY LET -- IT IS

AN AMAZING STORY.

IT IS.

Terry: COULD YOU EVEN

GRASP THAT?

NO.

IT WAS SORT OF LIKE MY

MINDSET WAS RUNNING -- ONE

DAY I COULD DRIVE A CAR,

ONE DAY I COULD EAT AT A

RESTAURANT.

AND THEN I WOULD THINK,

NO, THAT'S TOO MUCH.

LET ME COME BACK TO MY

EVERYDAY CHRISTIAN LIFE IN

THE PRISON.

IT WAS JUST A STRUGGLE.

I WOULD PRAY.

BUT MY LIFE WAS RIGHT

THERE IN THE PRISON.

I WAS LIVING FOR THE LORD

IN THE PRISON SYSTEM.

Terry: IT IS AN

AMAZING STORY.

AND TODAY YOU WALK FREELY.

YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN

RESTORED TO YOU.

YOU HAVE AN AMAZING JOB.

YOU GET TO TELL OTHER

PEOPLE ABOUT THE JESUS WHO

SET YOU FREE.

YES.

Terry: IT IS QUITE A

MIRACULOUS STORY.

YOUR BOOK, "UNSHACKLED,"

WHAT DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO

TAKE AWAY FROM THIS?

THERE IS NO PRISON,

WITH BARS AND CHAINS OR A

BROKEN MARRIAGE OR A

FAILED BUSINESS, A FINAL

CRISIS -- JESUS CAN SET

YOU FREE.

AND YOU DON'T REALIZE HOW

MUCH OF A BONDAGE THOSE

THINGS ARE WHEN YOU GET

ANGRY OVER THE SITUATION

AND CIRCUMSTANCES.

IF YOU CAN GIVE THAT TO

THE LORD, GOD WILL FORGIVE

YOU AND HELP YOU TO

FORGIVE AND THEN SET YOU

FREE.

AND YOU WATCH WHAT HE

DOES.

Terry: GENE IS

WALKING PROOF.

WE'VE ONLY SCRATCHED THE

SURFACE OF HIS STORY.

I'D LOVE FOR YOU TO KNOW

MORE ABOUT IT.

IT IS PRETTY INCREDIBLE.

SO GET HIS BOOK, AND IT'S

CALLED "UNSHACKLED," AND

IT IS AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE

AND IT IS FULL OF THE

GRACE AND THE MERCY AND

THE FREEDOM OF KNOWING

CHRIST.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU SO MUCH,

TERRY.

Terry: GET THE BOOK.

GET THE BOOK.

> WE LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS FROM PSALM 31:

24: "BE OF GOOD COURAGE

AND HE SHALL STRENGTHEN

YOUR HEART, ALL YOU WHO

HOPE IN THE LORD."

> WE THANK YOU FOR BEING

WITH US TODAY.

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE A

WONDERFUL WEEKEND, AND

WE'LL SEE YOU BACK HERE ON

MONDAY.

UNTIL THEN, GOD BLESS YOU.

HAVE A GREAT DAY.

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