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The 700 Club - June 28, 2017

“Focus on the Family” founder James Dobson reflects on forty years in ministry and remembers the time when his focus waned from his own family. Read Transcript


Wendy: COMING

UP...FAMILY TALK WITH

DR. JAMES DOBSON.

THE FAMILY IS THE

GROUND FLOOR.

THAT'S THE FOUNDATION FOR

THE ENTIRE CULTURE.

Wendy: THE

EVANGELICAL LEADER LOOKS

BACK AT 40 YEARS IN THE

MINISTRY.

YOU CANNOT HAVE A

STRONG COUNTRY WITHOUT

STRONG FAMILIES.

Wendy: AND THE MAN

WHO STARTED "FOCUS ON THE

FAMILY," REMEMBERS THE

TIME WHEN HE NEGLECTED HIS

OWN.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE TIME

TO INVEST IN THEM AND PRAY

FOR THEM, YOU'LL LOSE THEM

THEM.

*

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

REPUBLICANS IN THE SENATE

AREN'T GIVING UP ON THEIR

GOAL TO PASS A HEALTH CARE

BILL, BUT THEY STILL HAVE

TO COME UP WITH CHANGES TO

THE PLAN SO THEY CAN GET

ENOUGH SENATORS TO SUPPORT

IT.

Wendy: AND PRESIDENT

TRUMP IS NOT GIVING UP,

EITHER.

SAYING THAT OBAMACARE HAS

TO BE REPLACED BECAUSE

IT'S FAILED, EXPENSIVE,

AND DANGEROUS.

ABIGAIL ROBERTSON BRINGS

US THE STORY FROM

WASHINGTON.

Reporter: WHAT DO

SENATE REPUBLICANS DO

NEXT?

THAT'S THE QUESTION AFTER

IT TURNED OUT THAT THE

HIGHLY ANTICIPATED VOTE ON

THE SENATE'S VERSION OF

REPEALING AND REPLACING

OBAMACARE WON'T HAPPEN BY

THE PROMISED JULY 4th

DEADLINE AS THE G.O.P.

STRUGGLES TO FIND THE

SUPPORT TO PASS IT.

BUT SENATE MAJORITY LEADER

MITCHELL McCONNELL

POINTED OUT THAT MAJOR

ACTIONS LIKE THIS ARE

DIFFICULT.

IF NONE OF YOU HAVE

EVER COVERED A BIG,

COMPLICATED BILL, THEY'RE

HARD TO PULL TOGETHER AND

HARD TO PASS.

Reporter: REPUBLICAN

LAWMAKERS HAVE CAMPAIGNED

FOR YEARS OR REPEALING

OBAMACARE, BUT NOW THAT

THEY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY,

THEY'RE HAVING TO WORK

HARD TO AGREE ON WHAT TO

REPLACE IT WITH.

McCONNELL SAYS THE

PROCESS IS FAR FROM OVER.

WE'RE CONTINUING TO

TALK ABOUT IT.

IT IS A VERY COMPLICATED

SUBJECT.

I REMEMBER HOW CHALLENGING

IT WAS FOR THE DEMOCRATS

WHEN THEY WERE ENACTING

THIS BACK IN 2009 AND

2010.

IT IS A BIG, COMPLICATED

SUBJECT.

WE'VE GOT A LOT OF

DISCUSSIONS GOING ON.

Reporter: LEADER

McCONNELL IS RUNNING

INTO THE THE SAME ISSUE

THE HOUSE FACED LAST

SPRING: CRAFTING A HEALTH

CARE PLAN THAT BOTH

CONSERVATIVE AND MODERATES

SUPPORT.

SENATOR RAND PAUL IS ONE

OF THE G.O.P. SENATORS ON

THE CONSERVATIVE SIDE WHO

OPPOSED THE BILL AS IT

STANDS NOW.

HE TOLD CBN NEWS HE MET

WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP THIS

WEEK, WHO HE SAYS IS OPEN

TO NEGOTIATING THE BILL.

BUT HE HASN'T HEARD FROM

SENATE LEADERSHIP.

IF WE CAN MAKE THE BILL

MORE OF A REPEAL BILL, I

THINK I CAN GET TO THE

POINT WHERE I CAN SUPPORT

IT.

RIGHT NOW I THINK WE KEEP

TOO MANY OF THE OBAMACARE

REGULATIONS AND THE

OBAMACARE SUBSIDIES, AND

WE HAVE A BRAND NEW BIG

BAILOUT OF THE INSURANCE

COMPANIES.

Reporter: ON THE

OTHER SIDE ARE MODERATES

LIKE SENATOR SUSAN

COLLINS, WHO IS CONCERNED

WITH DEFUNDING PLANNED

PARENTHOOD.

IT MAKES ABSOLUTELY NO

SENSE TO ELIMINATE FEDERAL

FUNDING FOR PLANNED

PARENTHOOD.

Reporter: SHE SAYS

SHE IS OPTMISTIC SHE WILL

PREVAIL ON THAT ISSUE, BUT

PAUL DISAGREES.

I DON'T THINK WE SHOULD

HAVE ANY MONEY TO PAY FOR

ABORTIONS.

THEY SAY THEY'RE NOT USING

IT TO PAY FOR ABORTIONS,

BUT IF THEY'RE USING IT TO

PAY THEIR ELECTRICITY TO

PERFORM ABORTIONS, IT IS

THE SAME THING, AS FAR AS

I'M CONCERNED.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD DOESN'T

DO ANYTHING THAT COMMUNITY

HEALTH CENTERS ALSO DO,

OTHER THAN ABORTION.

Reporter: AND PAUL

SAYS IF SENATORS WANT TO

INCLUDE EXPANDING MEDICAID

TO COVER MORE PEOPLE FOR

HEALTH INSURANCE, THEY

NEED TO BE HONEST WITH

PEOPLE ABOUT HOW THEY'RE

GOING TO PAY FOR IT.

EVERYBODY WANTS

SOMETHING, AND THEY THINK

IT IS FOR FREE, AND THEY

DON'T WANT TO PAY ANY

TAXES TO GET IT.

IF YOU WANT MEDICAID

EXPANSION, THERE HAS TO BE

AN HONEST ACCOUNTING OF

HOW WE PAY FOR IT.

Reporter: DEMOCRATS

ARGUE IT IS FAILING

BECAUSE THE FUTURE OF THE

PROGRAM IS UNCLEAR UNDER

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION.

THE INSURANCE COMPANIES

LIKE TO THE FUTURE.

THEE SAYTHEY SAY WHAT IS THE

FUTURE GOING TO BE?

AND WITHIN THAT THEY

STRUCTURE THEIR POLICIES

AND SET THEIR PRICE.

THEY HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO

IDEA WHAT WILL HAPPEN.

THEY CAN'T SET PRICES.

THEY DON'T KNOW IF THERE

IS GOING TO BE A

REQUIREMENT FOR CERTAIN

BENEFITS OR NOT.

AND SO THEY'RE PULLING OUT

OF THE MARKET BECAUSE THEY

NOT PRICE THEIR PRODUCT.

THEY CANNOT WRITE A

CONTRACT.

AND THEY SAY, WE CAN'T BE

HERE WITHOUT SOME

CERTAINTY.

Reporter: BUT

REPUBLICANS SAY OBAMACARE

WAS COLLAPSING BEFORE

PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS

ELECTED, AND THEY HAVE NO

CHOICE BUT TO REPLACE IT

BEFORE THINGS GET EVEN

WORSE.

PRESIDENT TRUMP IS MEETING

WITH REPUBLICAN SENATORS

TO HELP GAIN SUPPORT OF

THE LEGISLATION, AND SAYS

THEY REALLY WANT TO GET IT

RIGHT.

SENATE LEADERSHIP HOPES

THAT AFTER NEGOTIATING AND

AMENDING THE BILL, THEY'LL

GET THE VOTES THEY NEED

SOON.

REPORTING FROM CAPITOL

HILL, ABIGAIL ROBERTSON,

CBN NEWS.

Gordon: JUST A COUPLE

OF THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND

ABOUT THIS: EVEN THE

DEMOCRATS, DURING THE

PRESIDENTIAL RACE, WERE

ANYWAY OBAMACARSAYING OBAMACARE WAS

FAILING.

HILLARY CLINTON'S HUSBAND

SAID IT IS A FAILED

PROGRAM.

IT IS GOING TO COLLAPSE ON

ITSELF.

THERE AREN'T ENOUGH

PARTICIPANT TO MAKE IT

WORK.

SO THE ISSUE NOW IS: DO

YOU REPEAL THAT?

AND ONCE YOU GET INTO

DISCUSSIONS ABOUT REPEAL

AND REPLACE, WELL, THEN IT

IS GOING TO BE VERY HARD

TO GET REPUBLICANS UNITED

ABOUT ANY PARTICULAR BILL

BECAUSE THE PARTY IS JUST

TOO DIVIDED.

AND THERE IS ANOTHER

CONTRAST BETWEEN THE

REPUBLICANS AND THE

DEMOCRATS.

BACK WHEN OBAMACARE

PASSED, SOME OF THE

DEMOCRATS ADMITTED THEY

DIDN'T EVEN READ THE BILL.

SO HERE WE HAVE A REAL

GOOD PICTURE OF HOW THE

TWO PARTIES OPERATE.

THERE ARE A LOT OF

DIFFERENT WINGS IN BOTH OF

THEM.

BUT FOR WHATEVER REASON,

THE DEMOCRATS SEEM TO BE

ABLE TO GET THE BILL TO

ACTUALLY PASS, AND THE

REPUBLICANS ARE GOING TO

BE DISCUSSING FOR QUITE

SOME TIME.

> IN OTHER NEWS, THE

UNITED STATES IS MAKING IT

CLEAR TO SYRIA THAT IT

WILL NOT TOLERATE ANOTHER

CHEMICAL WEAPONS ATTACK.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM OUR CBN NEWS BUREAU

IN WASHINGTON.

John: GORDON, THE

WARNING COMES AFTER U.S.

INTELLIGENCE DETECTED WHAT

APPEARED TO BE ACTIVE

PREPARATIONS AT A SYRIAN

AIR FIELD.

ERIC GONZALES HAS REACTION

FROM THE PENTAGON, WHERE

TOP MILITARY LEADERS

CONFIRMED THAT THE UNITED

STATES IS READY TO TAKE

ACTION, IF NECESSARY.

Reporter: THIS WAS

THE SCENE BACK IN APRIL,

AFTER SYRIA'S GOVERNMENT

ATTACKED ITS OWN PEOPLE

WITH A CHEMICAL WEAPONS

STRIKE, KILLING MORE THAN

70 MEN, WOMEN, AND

CHILDREN WITH POISONOUS

GAS.

THE HORRIFIC ACTION

PROMPTED PRESIDENT TRUMP

TO ORDER A CRUISE MISSILE

STRIKE A FEW DAYS LATER

AGAINST THE AIR BASE THAT

JETS FLEW OUT OF BEFORE

THE CHEMICAL WEAPONS

ATTACK.

President Trump: IT

WAS A SLOW AND BRUTAL

DEATH FOR SO MANY.

EVEN BEAUTIFUL BABIES WERE

CRUELLY MURDERED IN THIS

VERY BARBARIC ATTACK.

Reporter: THE WHITE

HOUSE IS CALLING THE APRIL

STRIKE A ONE-OFF, MEANT TO

DISCOURAGE FUTURE CHEMICAL

ATTACKS BY SYRIA.

WASHINGTON IS WARNING

ASSAD AND HIS MILITARY, IF

THEY REPEAT THE ACTION,

THEY WILL FACE A HEFTY

PRICE.

TUESDAY, A PENTAGON

SPOKESMAN CONFIRMED TO CBN

NEWS THAT A SUSPICIOUS

ACTIVITY WAS SPOTTED IN

THE SAME SYRIAN AIR FIELD.

THAT ACTIVITY INVOLVES

SPECIFIC AIRCRAFT IN A

SPECIFIC HANGAR, BOTH OF

WHICH WE KNOW TO BE

ASSOCIATED WITH CHEMICAL

WEAPONS USE.

SEAN SPICER SAID THAT THE

U.S. HAD IDENTIFIED

POTENTIAL PREPARATIONS FOR

ANOTHER CHEMICAL WEAPONS

ATTACK BY THE ASSAD

REGIME, THAT WOULD LIKELY

RESULT IN MASS MURDER OF

CIVILIANS, INCLUDING

INNOCENT CHILDREN.

HE ADDED IF MR. ASSAD

CONDUCTS ANOTHER CHEMICAL

WEAPONS ATTACK, HE AND HIS

MILITARY WILL PAY A HEFTY

PRICE.

AND PRESIDENT TRUMP IS

SERIOUS ABOUT THAT

WARNING.

HE COULD EXPAND THE

TARGET SET.

IN IT COULD INCLUDE MILL

MILITARY HEADQUARTERS, OR

EVEN ASSAD HIMSELF.

Reporter: SYRIA'S

GOVERNMENT DENIES THAT IT

IS PREPARING FOR A

CONGRESSMACHEMICAL ATTACK.

HOWEVER, HE ALSO SAID THE

APRIL ATTACK WAS A

FABRICATION.

John: DAVID FRIEDMAN

MADE ONE OF HIS FIRST

MAJOR SPEECHES IN

JERUSALEM TO A JEWISH

ORGANIZATION.

AFTERWARDS, HE TALKED TO

CBN NEWS ABOUT THE

STRENGTH OF THE

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE

UNITED STATES AND ISRAEL.

CHRIS MITCHELL BRINGS US

THAT STORY.

Chris: AMBASSADOR

FRIEDMAN ADDRESSED AN

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE

JEWISH HUMANITARIAN

ORGANIZATION.

AFTER THE ADDRESS, HE GAVE

CBN NEWS AN EXCLUSIVE

INTERVIEW AND EXPLAINED

WHY CURRENT NEGOTIATIONS

ARE HELD IN PRIVATE.

IT IS A MISTAKE TO

CHARACTERIZE IT TO DEPRIVE

ALL OF THE PARTIES OF

PRIVATE CONVERSATIONS,

CANDID CONVERSATIONS,

WHICH I THINK ARE

NECESSARY.

SO I'M JUST REALLY NOT

GOING TO GET INTO IT.

NOT BECAUSE I WANT TO BE

COY.

I JUST THINK IT IS NOT THE

RIGHT WAY TO PROCEED.

Chris: FRIEDMAN SAID

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S RECENT

MIDEAST TRIP MADE A

DIFFERENCE IN THE REGION.

HE HAS MADE ENORMOUS

STRIDES, I THINK.

I THINK THE TRIP TO SAUDI

ARABIA AND THE TRIP TO THE

VADICAN WAS AN

EXTRAORDINARILY SUCCESSFUL

TRIP.

Chris: DURING HIS

SPEECH, FRIEDMAN WENT OFF

SCRIPT.

HE ADDRESSED THE PRESSING

CONTROVERSY BETWEEN

AMERICAN JURY, THE STATE

OF ISRAEL, AND STATUS OF

THE WESTERN WALL.

BUT HE TOLD CBN NEWS

U.S.-ISRAELI RELATIONS ARE

DEEP AND WIDE.

THE DEPTH AND THE

BREATH OF THE RELATIONSHIP

IS WELL BEYOND WHAT PEOPLE

ORDERLORDORDINARILY UNDERSTAND.

IT GOES SO FAR BEYOND THE

POLITICS THAT WE READ IN

THE PAPER EVERY DAY.

THE BOND BETWEEN OUR TWO

COUNTRIES IS

EXTRAORDINARY.

AND I DON'T KNOW THAT GETS

OUT AS MUCH AS IT SHOULD.

Chris: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

John: THANKS, CHRIS.

> GORDON, THERE REALLY

IS A SENSE THERE IS A

RESET IN THE RELATIONSHIP

BETWEEN THE U.S. AND

ISRAEL.

Gordon: THERE IS

CERTAINLY A DIFFERENCE.

A DIFFERENCE IN

ADMINISTRATION AND

AMBASSADORS AND EMPHASIS.

WE NEED TO RECOGNIZE

ISRAEL AS OUR ONLY ALLY IN

THE MIDDLE EAST.

IT'S THE ONE TRUE

DEMOCRACY THERE.

AND WE NEED TO CELEBRATE

IT.

BUT WHEN YOU READ THE

HEADLINES TODAY, WHEN YOU

READ ABOUT THE PEACE TALKS

AND THE PALESTINIAN

AUTHORITY AND THE STRUGGLE

OVER EAST JERUSALEM AND

THE WESTERN WALL, YOU NEED

TO KNOW THE HISTORY OF IT.

AND I'VE GOT SOMETHING FOR

YOU.

IT'S A WONDERFUL MOVIE

THAT TELLS THE TRUE STORY

OF THE SIX-DAY WAR FROM

THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE

PARATROOPERS WHO ACTUALLY

FOUGHT THE BATTLE AND MADE

A DECLARATION TO THE

WORLD: THE TEMPLE MOUNT IS

IN OUR HANDS.

AND IF YOU KNOW THIS

HISTORY, THEN YOU'LL

UNDERSTAND TODAY'S

HEADLINES.

IT'S YOURS IF YOU WANT IT.

IT IS FOR A GIFT OF $15.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US: 1-800-700-7000.

OR YOU CAN GO TO

cbn.com.WENDY?

Wendy: WELL, COMING

UP, A CANDID CONFESSION

FROM THE FOUNDER OF "FOCUS

ON THE FAMILY."

I WAS NEGLECTING MY OWN

FAMILY.

AND MY DAD SAW IT, AND

THEN HE SAID, IF YOU DON'T

HAVE TIME TO INVEST IN

THEM AND PRAY FOR THEM,

YOU'LL LOSE THEM.

Wendy: JAMES DOBSON

TALKS TO ME ABOUT HIS

STORIED LIFE IN AN

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW.

THANKTHAT'S NEXT.

Wendy: HE HAS BEEN

CALLED ONE OF THE MOST

INFLUENTIAL EVANGELICAL

LEADERS OF OUR TIME, AND

FOR GOOD REASON.

FOR THE PAST FOUR DECADES,

DR. JAMES DOBSON HAS

DEVOTED HIS LIFE IN

MINISTRY TO PRESERVING THE

FAMILY.

HE IS BEST KNOWN FOR HIS

LONG-RUNNING RADIO SHOW,

"FOCUS ON THE FAMILY," AND

THIS YEAR HE CELEBRATES 40

YEARS IN BROADCASTING.

I RECENTLY TRAVELLED TO

HIS HEADQUARTERS IN

COLORADO SPRINGS TO FIND

OUT WHAT IS NEXT FOR THIS

ICONIC BROADCASTER.

*

Wendy: JIM DOBSON WAS

BORN IN SHREVEPORT,

LOUISIANA IN 1936.

THE SON, GRANDSON, AND

GREAT GRANDSON OF

MINISTERS.

> A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T

KNOW THIS, BUT YOU HAD

ACTUALLY A FEW LITTLE

REBELLIOUS YEARS.

RIGHT.

[LAUGHTER]

MY DAD WAS GONE A LOT,

AND MY MOTHER RAISED ME.

SHE WAS A GREAT, GREAT

MOTHER.

LIKE A LOT OF KIDS, WHEN I

TURNED 16, I BEGAN TO

THINK I KNEW MORE THAN SHE

DID.

I HAD BEEN OUT SOMEWHERE.

I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING

REALLY BAD.

I WON'T EVEN TELL YOU WHAT

IT IS.

BUT I CAME HOME AND SHE

SAID, I KNOW WHERE YOU'VE

BEEN.

AND I SAID, RIGHT.

I'M GOING TO DO IT AGAIN.

AND I HAD NEVER TAKEN HER

ON LIKE THAT.

AND SHE LOOKED AT ME AND

SHE SAID, WHAT DID YOU

SAY?

MY DAD WAS A THOUSAND

MILES AWAY, AND SHE CALLED

HIM.

AND WHILE I WAS STANDING

THERE, SHE HAD A SIMPLE

MESSAGE FOR HIM.

SHE SAID, I NEED YOU.

AND TO MY SHOCK, MY DAD

CANCELLED A FOUR-YEAR

SLATE OF REVIVAL MEETINGS.

FOUR YEARS.

AND SAID, I'M NOT DOING

THAT ANYMORE.

HE GOT ON A TRAIN AND HE

CAME HOME.

Wendy: THAT DECISION

CHANGED EVERYTHING FOR THE

YOUNG JIMMY.

MY DAD, BY MAKING THAT

SACRIFICE, INVESTED IN ME.

WE HUNTED.

WE FISHED.

HE WAS WITH ME.

HE PULLED ME BACK FROM THE

EDGE.

I WAS AN ONLY CHILD, SO

THE TIME WITH MY MOTHER

AND DAD WAS IDEALIC.

Wendy: BUT THE YOUNG

DOBSON DID NOT FOLLOW HIS

FOREFATHERS TO THE PULPIT.

HE SERVED AS A CHILD

PSYCHOLOGIST AT CHILDREN'S

HOSPITAL IN LOS ANGELES

FOR MANY YEARS.

BUT HIS LOVE FOR ACADEMIA

WAS OVERSHADOWED BY HIS

GROWING CONCERN FOR THE

RAPID DEMISE OF THE

FAMILY.

I SAW WHERE IT IS NOW,

COMING.

Wendy: WITH HIS WIFE,

SHIRLEY, AND TWO YOUNG

CHILDREN, DOBSON LEFT

UNIVERSITY LIFE IN 1977 TO

BEGIN A RADIO PROGRAM ON

34 CHRISTIAN STATIONS

CALLED "FOCUS ON THE

FAMILY."

MR. PRESIDENT, THANK

YOU FOR COMING BY TO SEE

US HERE AT "FOCUS ON THE

FAMILY."

I'M VERY PLEASED TO BE

HERE.

Wendy: UNFORTUNATELY,

IT WAS HIS OWN FAMILY THAT

BEGAN TO SUFFER.

I WAS NEGLECTING MY OWN

FAMILY.

AND MY DAD SAW IT.

AND HE WAS ON HIS WAY TO

HAWAII.

AND HE WROTE ME A LETTER.

AND THEN HE SAID, IF YOU

DON'T HAVE TIME TO INVEST

IN THEM AND PRAY FOR THEM,

YOU'LL LOSE THEM.

Wendy: DOBSON CUT

BACK ON TRAVEL AND "FOCUS

ON THE FAMILY" TOOK OFF.

IT EVENTUALLY GREW TO

7,000 STATIONS IN 150

COUNTRIES.

AND AT ITS PEAK REACHED

220 MILLION PEOPLE EACH

DAY.

IN ADDITION TO HIS RADIO

SHOW, DOBSON WROTE

NUMEROUS BEST-SELLERS,

INCLUDING "DARE TO

DISCIPLINE," AND "WHAT

WIVES WISH THEIR HUSBANDS

KNEW ABOUT WOMEN."

AND HE STARTED THE FAMILY

RESEARCH COUNCIL, AND

SERVED AS AN ADVISOR TO

FIVE PRESIDENTS, INCLUDING

RONALD REAGAN.

HE SAID, I WANT YOU TO

TELL ME WHAT I CAN DO TO

STRENGTHEN THE FAMILY.

I SAID, WHY NOT A

FAMILY IMPACT STUDY

COMMISSION?

THERE WERE FOUR OF THOSE,

AND HE ISSUED EXECUTIVE

ORDERS FOR ALL FOUR.

Wendy: IN 1989,

DOBSON SHOCKED THE NATION

BY SITTING DOWN WITH

SERIAL KILLER TED BUNDY

THE DAY BEFORE HIS

EXECUTION.

HE TOLD DOBSON VIOLENT

PORNOGRAPHY LED TO HIS

UNTHINKABLE BEHAVIOR.

FOR THE RECORD, YOU ARE

GUILTY OF KILLING MANY

WOMEN AND GIRLS.

YES, THAT'S TRUE.

Wendy: AFTER MORE

THAN 30 YEARS AT "FOCUS ON

THE FAMILY," DOBSON LEFT

THE RADIO SHOW HE FOUNDED.

THIS IS YOUR BABY, AND IN

2009 YOU WALKED AWAY.

WHY?

WELL, I FRANKLY DON'T

WANT TO GO FAR INTO THAT,

BUT THERE WERE

PHILOSOPHICAL DIFFERENCES,

AND IT WAS OBVIOUS THAT I

SAW THINGS A LITTLE

DIFFERENTLY THAN THE

PERSON WHO IS MY

SUCCESSOR.

Wendy: HE BEGAN A NEW

NATIONALLY SYNDICATED SHOW

CALLED "FAMILY TALK," BUT

SAYS HIS MESSAGE HASN'T

CHANGED.

YOU CANNOT HAVE A

STRONG COUNTRY WITHOUT

STRONG FAMILIES.

IT'S THE NEXT GENERATION.

Wendy: WHEN YOU LOOK

AROUND TODAY AND YOU SEE

GAY MARRIAGE PRETTY MUCH

THE LAW OF THE LAND, AND

YOU SEE TRANSGENDER

BECOMING SORT OF THE NORM

IN TERMS OF PEOPLE BEING

ABLE TO TALK ABOUT IT, DO

YOU EVER GET DISCOURAGED?

OF COURSE I DO BECAUSE

THE FAMILY IS THE GROUND

FLOOR.

THAT'S THE FOUNDATION FOR

THE ENTIRE CULTURE, WENDY.

EVERYTHING SITS ON THAT.

Wendy: IS IT A GOOD

LIKENESS?

> AT 81, DOBSON SAYS HE

HAS NO PLANS TO RETIRE.

HE STARTS EACH DAY WITH 45

MINUTES ON THE TREADMILL

BEFORE COMING HERE TO HIS

OFFICE, THAT LOOKS MORE

LIKE A SKI CHALET, WHICH

HAS A MAJESTIC VIEW OF.

>PIKES PEAK.

AND LIKE PIKES PEAK,

DOBSON SAYS ONE THING

REMAINS PARAMOUNT OVER ALL

ELSE: TEACHING YOUR

CHILDREN TO LOVE THE LORD.

THERE IS NOTHING MORE

IMPORTANT THAN INTRODUCING

THEM TO JESUS CHRIST.

SO TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY

TO INFLUENCE THOSE

INDIVIDUAL FAMILIES IS A

GREAT THRILL FOR ME.

Wendy: A THRILL THAT

IS STILL GOING STRONG.

IT WAS A THRILL TO BE OUT

THERE AND TO MEET HIM.

I WAS STRUCK BY HOW

SIMILAR HE AND YOUR DAD

ARE.

DR. DOBSON TOOK THE

RADIOWAVES FOR CHRIST, AND

YOUR DAD TOOK THE

TELEVISION --

Gordon: THEY'RE BOTH

PIONEERS.

THEY'RE BOTH JUST GIANTS

FOR THEIR GENERATION AND

FOR OUR GENERATION AS

WELL.

HE DEFINITELY SAW THINGS

COMING FROM A LONG WAY

OFF.

AND TODAY WE NEED TO, JUST

ABSOLUTELY EMPHASIZE,

TEACH YOUR CHILDREN WELL,

AND SPEND THE TIME WITH

THEM THAT IS NECESSARY IN

ORDER TO INSTRUCT THEM.

DISCIPLESHIP AND MENTORING

YOUR OWN CHILDREN IS AN

ABSOLUTE ESSENTIAL.

AND IT DOESN'T COME

SECONDHAND.

IT TAKES YOU SPENDING THE

TIME WITH THEM TO MAKE

THAT HAPPEN.

Wendy: YOU NOTICED

THAT BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF

PIKES PEAK --

Gordon: I THINK YOU

WANT TO MOVE TO COLORADO

SPRINGS.

YOU COULD CLIMB IT EVERY

SINGLE DAY.

Wendy: I WANTED TO

REMIND DR. DOBSON HE DID

INVITE ME TO COME BACK AND

BE ON HIS RADIO SHOW, BUT

HE SAID IF I HIKE PIKES

PEAK.

Gordon: I'M SURPRISED

YOU DIDN'T DO IT THIS

TIME.

Wendy: WHEN WE OUT

THERE IN THE WINTER, THERE

WAS A WINTER STORM.

Gordon: WHAT'S THAT

TO YOU?

Wendy: OKAY, TRUE.

Gordon: YOU TAKE ON

EVERYTHING.

YOU TAKE ON THE ANDES, AND

YOU GO TO THE HIMALAYANS.

Wendy: IT IS 14,000.

YOU DON'T TAKE THAT

LIGHTLY.

ANYTHING OVER 10,000, I

LOOK AT PRETTY SERIOUSLY

AND I PRAY.

[LAUGHTER]

Wendy: BUT, ANYWAY,

IT WAS A THRILL TO BE UP

THERE.

> UP NEXT, AFTER NINE

LONG YEARS OF SUFFERING, A

WOMAN WITH THYROID DISEASE

SENSES A CHANGE.

IT WAS JUST SOMETHING

THAT JUST JUMPED OFF IN MY

SPIRIT.

AND I HAD A LEVEL OF HOPE

I HADN'T HAD BEFORE.

YOU KNOW THE EXPRESSION

"LEAP OF FAITH," I THINK I

TOOK A LEAP OF FAITH.

Wendy: SEE HOW THAT

LEAP OF FAITH LEADS TO HER

TOTAL HEALING, AFTER THIS.

Wendy: WELCOME BACK

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

WELL, SHEILA BROGAN HAD

ALWAYS BEEN THE ONE WHO

GETS THE PARTY STARTED

AMONG HER FAMILY AND

FRIENDS.

THAT IS UNTIL THE DAY SHE

FELT ALL OF HER ENERGY

JUST ZAPPED AWAY.

IN THE MONTHS AND THEN

YEARS THAT FOLLOWED,

SHEILA DIDN'T EVEN

RECOGNIZE HERSELF.

AND SHE EVENTUALLY LOST

ALL HOPE THAT SHE WOULD

EVER FEEL NORMAL AGAIN.

Reporter: SHEILA

BROGAN WAS A SUCCESSFUL

ART TEACHER AND DEVOTED

MOTHER OF FIVE.

BUT IN 2007, SHE AND HER

LOVED ONES NOTICED SHE WAS

NOT HERSELF.

I WAS COMING HOME AND

JUST CRASHING ON THE

COUCH, WAKING UP THE NEXT

MORNING AND DOING THE SAME

THING.

I'M THE ONE THAT GETS THE

PARTY STARTED.

AND SO BEING OUT OF

COMMISSION, MY FAMILY WAS

REALLY WORRIED ABOUT ME.

Reporter: AFTER

SEVERAL MONTHS, SHEILA

FINALLY GAVE IN TO FAMILY

PRESSURE TO SEE A DOCTOR.

SHE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH

HYPOTHYROIDISM AND

PRESCRIBED MEDICATION, BUT

IT NEVER SEEMED TO DO MUCH

GOOD.

I WOULD WAKE UP EVERY

MORNING AND SAY, WHAT'S

THE USE.

I WOULD HAVE SWEATS AND

INSOMNIA AND HEART

PALPITATIONS, AND OTHER

TIMES I WOULD BE

UNCHARACTERISTICALLY SAD.

AND I WOULD HAVE NO

ENERGY.

AND I WOULD BE GAINING

WEIGHT JUST OUT OF

PROPORTION TO WHAT MY DIET

WAS.

Reporter: WHAT

BOTHERED HER MOST OF ALL

WAS NOT BEING ABLE TO BE

THERE FOR HER FAMILY.

I WAS TIRED ALL OF THE

TIME.

THEY WOULD INDIVIDUALLY

CALL ME UP AND SAY, I'M SO

WORRIED ABOUT YOU.

Reporter: ALTHOUGH

SHEILA AND THE FAMILY

PRAYED FOR HEALING, SHE

HAD GIVEN UP HOPE SHE

WOULD EVER GET BACK TO

NORMAL.

I DON'T KNOW WHY, BUT I

JUST DIDN'T THINK I WAS

QUALIFIED FOR THAT LEVEL

OF GOD INTERVENING IN MY

CIRCUMSTANCES.

Reporter: BUT SHE

FOUND OUT DIFFERENTLY.

THAT MORNING SHE TURNED ON

"700 CLUB INTERACTIVE,"

AND WENDY BEGAN TO PRAY.

Wendy: THERE IS

SOMEBODY WITH A THYROID

CONDITION, AND GOD IS

HEALING YOU RIGHT NOW.

WHEN WENDY SAID THAT, I

WAS WRITING FURIOUSLY,

MAKING SURE I HAD THE

DATE, ON MY POST-IT NOTES,

AND THERE WAS SOMETHING

THAT JUMPED OFF IN MY

SPIRIT.

I HAD A LEVEL OF HOPE THAT

I HADN'T HAD BEFORE.

YOU KNOW THE EXPRESSION

"LEAP OF FAITH," I THINK I

TOOK A LEAP OF FAITH.

Reporter: SLOWLY

SHEILA WEANED HERSELF OFF

THE MEDICATION.

I FELT INTERNALLY

DIFFERENT RIGHT AWAY, BUT

GRADUALLY I FELT LIKE MY

OLD SELF WAS BEING

RESTORED.

I WAS VERY ENERGETIC.

I WOULD POUNCE OUT OF THE

BED IN THE MORNING.

I STARTED GETTING

INTERESTED IN THINGS

AGAIN.

I WAS REACHING OUT TO

FRIENDS.

I JUST WAS SMILING MORE.

I WAS JUST A NICER PERSON.

I WAS A HAPPIER PERSON.

Reporter: A NEW

MONTHS LATER, AT A

FOLLOWUP VISIT TO THE

DOCTOR, SHE LEARNED THAT

HER THYROID LEVELS WERE

BACK TO NORMAL.

THE BLOOD WORK RESULTS

WERE A TREMENDOUS

VALIDATION.

THE DOCTOR SAID, YOU KNOW,

YOU JUST REALLY DON'T NEED

MEDICATION.

AND I WENT OUT OF THAT

DOCTOR'S OFFICE, AND IN

THE PARKING LOT, I PINCHED

MYSELF.

I WAS SO HAPPY.

Reporter: SHEILA IS

OFF MEDICATION AND IS BACK

TO ENJOYING ART AND HER

FAMILY.

THIS EXPERIENCE TAUGHT HER

AN IMPORTANT LESSON.

I REALLY BELIEVE THAT

GOD LOVES ME.

I THINK OF HIS AS ABBA,

THE FATHER.

HE REALLY IS A LOVING

FATHER.

Wendy: HE REALLY IS A

LOVING FATHER.

AND SHEILA TOOK A LEAP OF

FAITH.

MAYBE THAT IS WHAT YOU

NEED TO DO TODAY.

WE'RE GOING TO PRAY FOR

YOU IN JUST A SECOND.

WE'VE GOT SOME PRAISE

REPORTS.

Gordon: NOAH FROM

HOUSTON, TEXAS, HAD

ARTHRITIS IN HIS HANDS FOR

YEARS.

HE WAS WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB" LAST MARCH.

AND WENDY SAID, "GOD IS

TOUCHING PEOPLE WITH

ARTHRITIS.

GOD IS HEALING YOU RIGHT

NOW.

AND PEOPLE WHO ARE

SUFFERING FROM ARTHRITIS,

JUST RECEIVE YOUR HEALING

IN JESUS' NAME."

WELL, NOAH FELT THE LORD

TOUCH HIM, AND THE

ARTHRITIS PAIN WENT AWAY,

AND HE HAS BEEN PAIN-FREE

SINCE THAT DAY.

AND THAT -- IF YOU HAVE

ARTHRITIS, THAT IS A

MIRACLE.

Wendy: THAT IS.

AMEN.

CAROLYN FROM LOS ANGELES,

CALIFORNIA, SUFFERED FROM

PAIN IN

GORDON8888888888888.

Gordon: GOD IS A

HEALING GOD.

JUST GET THAT SETTLED IN

YOUR HEART, IN YOUR

INNERMOST BEING, HE IS A

HEAL GOD.

YOHEALING GOD.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BEG HIM

FOR IT.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BARGAIN

FOR IT.

THE BARGAIN ALREADY HAS

BEEN MADE.

JESUS PAID THE PRICE.

IT IS ALREADY DONE.

BY HIS STRIPES WE WERE

HEALED.

ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS

BELIEVE THAT.

HERE IS SOMETHING FOR YOU,

FROM MARK 11: "BELIEVE

THAT YOU HAVE ALREADY

RECEIVED, AND YOU WILL

HAVE IT."

SOMETIMES WHEN SYMPTOMS

ARE SCREAMING AT YOU, IT

IS HARD TO BELIEVE THAT.

BUT JUST BELIEVE.

JUST LOOK TO JESUS AND

REASON IN YOURSELF, IF HE

HAS BORNE AWAY OUR SIN AND

HAS BORNE AWAY OUR

SICKNESS AND OUR PAIN AND

OUR INFIRMITY -- IF HE HAS

DONE THAT ALREADY, THEN WE

DON'T NEED TO BEAR IT

ANYMORE.

LOOK TO HIM, AND WE'RE

GOING TO PRAY AND LET HIM

DO ALL OF THE REST FOR

YOU.

LORD, WE JUST LIFT THE

NEEDS OF THE AUDIENCE TO

YOU NOW.

AND AS PEOPLE ARE AGREEING

WITH WHAT YOU HAVE DONE,

WE LOOK TO YOU, THE

AUTHOR, THE FINISHER OF

OUR FAITH, WE LOOK TO YOU,

THE SACRIFICE OF THE

CROSS, AND IN THAT WE NOW

COMMAND OUR BODIES AND BE

HEALED AND BE MADE WHOLE.

THERE IS A MAN, YOU'RE

SUFFERING WITH SCOLIOSIS,

AND THE CURVATURE IS TO

THE RIGHT SIDE OF YOUR

BODY, AND GOD IS JUST

DOING A TREMENDOUS MIRACLE

FOR YOU.

HE IS SUPER NATURALLY

REALIGNING YOUR SPINE.

AND YOU'RE FEELING

MOVEMENT RIGHT NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME, JUST RAISE

YOUR HAND AND FULLY

RECEIVE WHAT HE HAS FOR

YOU.

JUST PRAISE HIM FOR THE

MIRACLE YOU'RE RECEIVING

RIGHT NOW.

THERE IS SOMEONE ELSE, YOU

HAVE TROUBLE WITH THE BILE

DUCTS IN YOUR LIVER.

GOD IS JUST OPENING ALL OF

THAT.

YOUR LIVER ENZYMES ARE

JUST OFF THE CHARTS.

AND GOD IS SAYING, NO.

I HAVE MORE FOR YOU TO DO.

HE IS OPENING THAT.

HE IS CLEANSING OUT YOUR

LIVER NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME, JUST

RECEIVE IT NOW.

Wendy: AMEN.

> LORD, THERE ARE MANY

PEOPLE RIGHT NOW WITH

DIABETES.

YOU'VE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH

DIABETES, BUT GOD IS

TOUCHING YOU.

GOD IS GOING TO GIVE YOU

WISDOM, AND YOU'RE NOT

GOING TO HAVE TO BE ON

MEDICATION.

JUST START PRAISING THE

LORD; YOU'RE HEALED.

AND THERE ARE A LOT OF

PEOPLE SUFFERING WITH

SEVERE ALLERGIES.

GOD IS TAKING THESE AWAY,

AND YOU'RE BEING HEALED

RIGHT NOW IN JESUS' NAME.

Gordon: THERE IS

SOMEONE ELSE, YOU'VE BEEN

DIAGNOSED BIPOLAR, AND

WHEN THE DEPRESSION COMES

ON YOU, IT IS LIKE A WAVE.

GOD IS JUST RELIEVING YOU

FROM ALL OF THAT.

HE IS ABLE TO RESTORE

BRAIN CHEMISTRY.

HE IS ABLE TO GIVE YOU A

NEW OUTLOOK ON LIFE, A NEW

HOPE FOR THE FUTURE.

JUST RECEIVE IT IN JESUS'

NAME.

HIS PLANS FOR YOU ARE

PERFECT.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS JUST

WALK INTO THEM.

IN JESUS' NAME, JUST

RECEIVE IT NOW.

Wendy: SOMEONE WITH

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, IT

IS VERY PAINFUL, AND

YOU'VE BIGGEST CRYING OUT

FOR YEARS.

THIS IS THE DAY, GOD IS

GOING TO HEAL YOU TODAY.

TAKE THAT LEAP OF FAITH.

YOU ARE HEALED IN JESUS'

NAME.

Gordon: LORD, WE

THANK YOU.

WE THANK YOU FOR THE

SACRIFICE OF THE CROSS.

WE THANK YOU THAT YOU CAME

FOR US, THAT WHILE WE WERE

SINNERS, YOU DIED FOR US.

THAT YOU WANTED US TO BE

WITH YOU FOR ALL ETERNITY.

WE THANK YOU FOR IT.

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

IF YOU NEED PRAYER, WE'RE

HERE FOR YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL

US: 1-800-700-7000.

AND IF YOU'VE EXPERIENCED

A HEALING, LET US KNOW.

WE WANT TO SHARE YOUR

TESTIMONY WITH THE WORLD.

SO CALL US:

1-800-700-7000.

WENDY?

Wendy: THE LADY THAT

WE DID THE PIECE ON,

SHEILA, SHE WAS SO HAPPY

ABOUT HER HEALING SHE

FOLLOWED ME ON TWITTER.

SO NOW WE TWEET.

SO HI, SHEILA.

> COMING UP LATER, A

SINGLE DAD SHARES A

JOURNEY OF HOPE WITH HIS

SPECIAL-NEEDS SON.

I TOLD HIM THAT YOU

HAVE DONE THINGS THAT HAVE

AMAZED PEOPLE.

YOU ARE GLORIFYING GOD

WITH YOUR LIFE.

Wendy: MEET BARRY

ALONZO AND HIS EVERY DAY

CHAMPION, BRYSON, ON

WELCOME BACK TO

WASHINGTON FOR THIS CBN

NEWSBREAK.

THE NEW 10 COMMANDMENTS

MONUMENT IN ARKANSAS HAS

BEEN DESTROYED BY SOMEONE

DRIVING A VEHICLE INTO IT

LESS THAN 24 HOURS AFTER

IT WAS PLACED ON THE STATE

CAPITOL GROUNDS.

CAPITOL POLICE ARRESTED A

MALE SUSPECT EARLY TODAY.

THE MONUMENT BROKE INTO

MULTIPLE PIECES.

WORKERS INSTALLED THE

PRIVATELY FUNDED STATUE ON

TUESDAY, TWO YEARS AFTER

LAWMAKERS PASSED A BILL

PERMITTING IT ON STATE

GROUNDS.

IT IS UPHELD BY THE

SUPREME COURT IN 2005.

BUT THE AMERICAN CIVIL

LIBERTIES UNION HAS PLANS

TO FILED A LAWSUIT

CHALLENGING THE MONUMENT.

> AUSTRALIA IS BECOMING

LESS CHRISTIAN AND LESS

RELIGIOUS OVERALL.

BUT ITS LATEST CENSUS ALSO

SHOWS THAT MEMBERSHIP IN

THE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH HAS

INCREASED IN THE LAST

DECADE.

50 YEARS AGO, IT WAS 88%

CHRISTIAN, AND TODAY IT IS

JUST OVER 52%.

THE LONDON GUARDIAN POINTS

OUT THAT THE NUMBER OF

AUSTRALIAN PENTECOSTALS

HAS INCREASED FROM NEARLY

220,000 TO 260,000 LAST

YEAR.

IT HAS SPECIFICALLY GROWN

AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE.

> YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST FROM CBN NEWS BY

GOING TO OUR WEBSITE AT

cbnnews.com.

GORDON AND WENDY WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Gordon: BARRY ALONZO

WAS LIVING THE AMERICAN

DREAM.

HE HAD A WIFE, A DAUGHTER,

A NEWBORN SON, AND

MILLIONS IN ASSETS.

AND THEN EIGHT MONTHS

LATER, HIS SON WAS

DIAGNOSED WITH GLOBAL

BRAIN DAMAGE.

THAT WAS 30 YEARS AGO.

TODAY THROUGH HARD WORK

AND AMAZING FAITH, BARRY

AND BRYSON HAVE OVERCOME

TREMENDOUS ODDS.

Reporter: WHEN YOU

WALK INTO BRYSON'S ROOM,

IT IS PRETTY CLEAR HE HAS

A PASSION FOR SPORTS.

AT 30 YEARS OLD, BRYSON IS

PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY

DISABLED.

HIS FATHER, BARRY, HAD

BEEN CARING FOR HIM SINCE

HIS BIRTH.

WHEN HE WAS EIGHT MONTHS

OLD, BRYSON SUFFERED

GLOBAL BRAIN DAMAGE CAUSED

BY AN ALLERGIC REACTION TO

VACCINATIONS.

DOCTORS SAID HIS ABILITY

TO WALK OR SPEAK WOULD BE

SEVERELY IMPAIRED FOR THE

REST OF HIS LIFE.

THE REVERSAL FROM BEING

A HEALTHY CHILD WITH ALL

OF THESE ASPIRATIONS AND

DREAMS THAT A FATHER HAS

FOR A CHILD, TO WHAT

BECAME, IS STILL HARD FOR

ME TO -- IT'S STILL HARD

FOR ME TO TALK ABOUT 30

YEARS LATER.

Reporter: BRYSON WAS

THE SECOND OF BARRY AND

HIS WIFE'S THREE CHILDREN.

PROVIDING FOR THEM AND

BRYSON'S CONTINUAL CARE

PUT A STRESS ON HIS

MARRIAGE.

WHEN BRYSON WAS ARE 15,

THEY DIVORCED, AND BARRY

WAS LEFT TO CARE FOR ALL

THREE OF THEM.

HE SAYS DURING THIS TIME,

HE HAD TO DEAL WITH HIS

ANGER TOWARDS GOD.

WHAT DO YOU DO?

DO YOU TURN TO GOD OR TURN

AWAY FROM HIM IN ANGER.

I HAVE LEARNED YOU CAN BE

HONEST TO GOD.

WITH GOD.

YOU CAN BRING YOUR ANGER

AND FRUSTRATION TO HIM.

HE WANTS US TO COME TO

HIM.

HE GIVES US MERCY AND

GRACE TO HELP US IN OUR

TIME OF NEED.

Reporter: BARRY SAYS

THROUGH CONSTANT PRAYER,

GOD GAVE HIM AND BRYSON

THE STRENGTH TO PERSEVERE.

AFTER WORKING THOUSANDS OF

HOURS OF THERAPY TOGETHER,

BRYSON SPOKE HIS FIRST

WORDS WHEN HE WAS THREE

YEARS OLD.

WHEN HE WAS 10, HE STARTED

WALKING ON HIS OWN.

IT WAS ONE OF THE

GREATEST MOMENTS.

WE THREW A PARTY FOR HIM.

WE CALLED IT A WALKING

PARTY.

HE HAD MADE IT.

Reporter: WITH SO

MANY EMOTIONAL AND

PHYSICAL UPS AND DOWNS

OVER THE YEARS, EVEN SMALL

ACCOMPLISHMENTS ARE CAUSE

FOR CELEBRATION.

WE NEED TO ALLOW GOD TO

DEFINE THE TERMS OF

VICTORY.

TO THIS DAY, IT'S NOT

PERFECT.

TO ME, THOUGH, TO WALK AND

TO SPEAK AND TO HAVE A

PURPOSE IN THIS WORLD, AS

BROKEN AS HE STILL IS, IT

IS GREATER THAN WINNING

THE SUPER BOWL.

Reporter: ALTHOUGH HE

HAS THE MIND OF AN

ADOLESCENT, BRYSON KNOWS

ENOUGH THAT HIS LIFE IS

DIFFERENT THAN OTHERS.

WHEN HE GETS DOWN, HIS DAD

REMINDS HIM OF GOD'S LOVE

FOR HIM THROUGH STORIES HE

KNOWS BEST.

I SAID, TOM BRADY WAS

BEHIND.

AND HE SCORED 31 STRAIGHT

POINTS.

IN THE FOURTH QUARTER, HE

WAS BEHIND BY 19.

I TELL HIM, YOU HAVE DONE

THINGS THAT HAVE AMAZED

PEOPLE.

YOU ARE GLORIFYING GOD

WITH YOUR LIFE.

I SEE HIM ACCEPTING THE

TRUTH AND RELAXING INTO

IT, AND BEING REMINDED

THAT THIS IS NOT HOPELESS.

I'M PART OF A HEROIC

STORY.

Reporter: BARRY IS

PROUD OF HIS SON AND ALL

HE HAS ACHIEVED, AND LET'S

HIM KNOW EVERY DAY HE IS A

CHAMPION.

MY KID HAS GOT WHAT HE

NEEDS IN TERMS OF SIMPLE

FAITH, BUT HE STILL NEEDED

THE ADDED INFORMATION THAT

HE'S DIFFERENT BUT NO LESS

VALUABLE, THAT HE IS

IMPORTANT TO GOD, THAT HE

IS IMPORTANT TO ME.

Reporter: BARRY

SHARES THEIR STORY IN HIS

BOOK "ALL THE KING'S

HORSES."

HE HOPES IT WILL HELP

OTHERS WITH BROKEN LIVES

EXPERIENCE GOD'S

FAITHFULNESS, HEALING, AND

LOVE.

I CAN LOOK ANYONE IN

THE EYE AND SAY, I DON'T

KNOW WHAT YOUR PROBLEM,

BUT HE KNOWS AND HE LOVES

YOU.

IF YOU FOLLOW HIM AND YOU

TRUST HIM, HE WILL BRING

YOU HIS VICTORY AS HE

DEFINES VICTORY.

LOOK TO JESUS CHRIST.

HE IS OUR HOPE.

AND HE IS A CERTAIN HOPE.

Gordon: WELL, YOU CAN

LEARN MORE ABOUT BRYSON'S

INSPIRING STORY IN BARRY'S

BOOK, AND IT'S CALLED "ALL

THE KING'S HORSES: FINDING

PURPOSE AND HOPE IN

BROKENNESS AND

IMPOSSIBILITY."

AND IT IS AVAILABLE

WHEREVER BOOKS ARE SOLD.

Wendy: STILL AHEAD,

SARAH SAYS, "I FELL AWAY

FOR OVER 20 YEARS AND

LIVED A LIFE OF

SELF-INDULGENCE AND SIN.

IS THERE ANY INDIVIDUAL IN

THE BIBLE WHO FELL AWAY

FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME

AND GOD FORGAVE THAT

PERSON?"

GORDON TACKLES THAT

QUESTION AND MUCH MORE,

COMING UP.

Wendy: WHEN SAM AND

KARA KRAMER FIRST GOT

MARRIED, THEY WERE ON THE

SAME PAGE ABOUT HELPING

OTHER PEOPLE.

BUT WHEN IT CAME TO

TITHING, SAM WAS ANYTHING

BUT ALL IN.

THEN TWO YEARS LATER, THE

TURNING POINT CAME AFTER

KARA ASKED FOR AN UNUSUAL

BIRTHDAY GIFT.

Reporter: KARA KRAMER

WAS A SINGLE MOTHER OF

THREE.

NO MATTER HOW DIFFICULT IT

WAS FOR HER, SHE MADE

TITHING HER FIRST

PRIORITY.

I HAD READ IN MALACHI

3: 8, WILL A MAN ROB GOD?

I WAS NOT GOING TO BE

GUILTY OF ROBBING GOD.

Reporter: THEN KARA

MET SAM AND THEY MARRIED.

SAM BELIEVED IN HELPING

THE LESS FORTUNATE, BUT HE

WASN'T ON BOARD WHEN KARA

SUGGESTED HE START

TITHING, AS WELL.

DO YOU REALIZE HOW MUCH

MONEY I WOULD BE GIVING.

AND I LOVED HER ANSWER:

WHAT DO YOU THINK GOD

WOULD ASK YOU TO DO.

Reporter: FOR TWO

YEARS, KARA CONTINUED TO

TELL SAM WHY HE SHOULD

TITHE.

THEN IN 2013, SAM ASKED

KARA WHAT SHE WANTED FOR

HER BIRTHDAY.

SHE RESPONDED WITH AN

UNUSUAL GIFT.

I WANT A WELL FOR

SOMEONE WHO REALLY NEEDS

CLEAN WATER.

Reporter: THE VERY

NEXT DAY, THE CRAMMERS

RECEIVED A LETTER FROM

PEOPLE IN KENYA, WHO HAD

BEEN PRAYING FOR CLEAN

WATER FOR YEARS.

I LOOKED AT MY HUSBAND

AND WE BOTH BEGAN TO CRY.

THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT

IS TO LOVE GOD WITH ALL OF

YOUR HEART, SOUL, AND

BODY.

AND THE SECOND IS, LOVE

YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.

Reporter: DURING THIS

TIME, THE KRAMERS ACROSSED

CBN.

THERE SAM MADE THE

DECISION TO START TITHING.

THE MORE I WAS AROUND

THE GREAT CHRISTIAN GROUP

THAT THEY WERE, THE MORE I

PRAYED ABOUT IT.

I REALIZED THAT THIS IS

WHAT GOD WANTED US TO BE

DOING.

AND I WAS REMISS IN NOT

DOING IT.

Reporter: A FEW

MONTHS LATER, ON CHRISTMAS

DAY, THE WELL BECAME

OPERATIONAL.

SINCE THEN THE FRESH WATER

WELL HAS HELPED ELIMINATE

TYPHOID AND MALARIA DEATHS

IN THE KENYAN VILLAGE.

IT IS VERY HUMBLING TO

REAL THIS THAREALIZE THAT THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE ARE BENEFITING

EVERY DAY OF THEIR LIVES

BECAUSE OF WHAT WE DID.

Reporter: THE KRAMERS

ARE MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL

OF 10E678 100.

THEY CHALLENGE OTHERS TO

BE OBEDIENT AND TITHE AND

TO HELP OTHERS.

I WANT TO TELL PEOPLE

WHO ARE AFRAID TO GIVE,

GOD SAYS, TRY ME AND SEE

IF I WON'T OPEN UP THE

WINDOWS OF HEAVEN AND POUR

ON YOU A BLESSING YOU

WON'T EVEN BE ABLE TO

RECEIVE.

I WOULD ENCOURAGE JUST GO

AHEAD AND TRY.

YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED.

Wendy: THE BIBLE SAYS

IT VERY CLEARLY, THAT WHEN

YOU GIVE TO THE POOR,

YOU'RE GIVING TO THE LORD,

AND THE LORD WILL REPAY

YOU.

THERE ARE SO MANY

SCRIPTURES IN THE BIBLE --

IN FACT, THERE IS ONLY ONE

THING YOU CAN TEST GOD ON

AND THAT IS GIVING.

TEST ME AND SEE IF I WON'T

OPEN UP THE WINDOWS OF

HEAVEN AND POUR OUT A

BLESSING ON YOU THAT YOU

CAN'T CONTAIN.

LISTEN, THAT ONLY HAPPENS

WHEN YOU GIVE.

YOU HAVE TO GIVE SOMETHING

TO GET SOMETHING.

AND THAT'S WHAT THE BIBLE

SAYS.

WELL, THE KRAMERS GOT IT.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO

TO YOUR PHONES AND SAY,

YES, I WANT TO JOIN "700

CLUB."

IT IS JUST 65 CENTS A DAY,

$20 A MONTH, IS ALL IT

TAKES TO BECOME A CBN

PARTNER.

WE HAVE A VERY SPECIAL

GIFT FOR YOU AND IT'S

CALLED "MIRACLES" IF YOU

NEED A MIRACLE OR YOU KNOW

SOMEBODY WHO DOES, WE WANT

YOU TO HAVE THIS.

Gordon: WE'RE GOING

TO BE RIGHT BACK WITH YOUR

E-MAIL QUESTIONS RIGHT

AFTER THIS, SO DON'T GO

AWAY.

Gordon: THIS IS A

SPECIAL SUMMER OFFER FOR

"SUPERBOOK," OUR LATEST

EPISODE, WHICH IS THE

STORY OF PETER AND

CORNELIUS, HOW THE GOSPEL

WENT FIRST TO THE

GENTILES.

THE FIRST TIME IT WAS EVER

PREACHED TO THE GENTILES.

SO IT IS THAT EPISODE.

AND THEN WE HAVE THIS

WONDERFUL OFFER, WHERE

YOU'LL GET NOT JUST THREE

COPIES OF THAT EPISODE,

BUT YOU GET THREE OTHERS.

SO SIX D.V.D.s FOR $25.

CALL US IF YOU WOULD LIKE

IT: 1-800-700-7000.

BE A PART OF SHARING THE

STORIES OF THE BIBLE WITH

THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD.

HOW DO YOU DO THAT?

YOU JOIN THE "SUPERBOOK"

D.V.D. CLUB.

> WELL, IT IS TIME FOR

"BRING IT ON."

WE'VE GOT YOUR E-MAIL

QUESTIONS.

Wendy: THIS IS FROM

SARAH.

SHE SAYS, "I ASKED JESUS

INTO MY HEART WHEN I WAS

12.

INSTEAD OF GROWING STRONG,

I FELL AWAY FOR OVER 20

YEARS AND LIVED A LIFE OF

SELF-INDULGENCE AND SIN.

GOD FORGAVE KING DAVID FOR

COMMITTING ADULTERY AND HE

FORGAVE PETER.

IS THERE ANY INDIVIDUAL IN

THE BIBLE WHO FELL AWAY

FROM A LONG PERIOD OF TIME

AND GOD FORGAVE THEM.

I CAN ONLY FIND SOME

VERSES, LIKE HEBREWS 6,

WHICH STATES THAT IF A

BELIEVER FALLS AWAY, THERE...."

Gordon: SARAH, YOU'RE

FALLING INTO THAT YOU'RE

THE BIGGEST SINNER ON THE

PLANET AND THERE IS NO WAY

A RIGHTEOUS GOD COULD EVER

FORGIVE YOU. HERE ARE A

COUPLE OF THOUGHTS FOR

YOU: A DAY IS LIKE A

THOUSAND YEARS IN GOD'S

EYES.

HE IS NOT MARKING TIME

AGAINST YOU.

HE IS NOT SAYING, OH, NO,

SARAH JUST WENT OVER 19

YEARS, SO NOW THE DOOR IS

SHUT AND SHE'S NEVER GOING

TO BE ABLE TO COME BACK.

AND HERE IS ANOTHER PIECE

OF MATH FOR YOU, SEVEN

TIME 70, THE NUMBER OF

TIMES WE ARE TO FORGIVE,

AND THAT'S FOR A RECURRING

SIN.

HAVE YOU HIT SEVEN TIMES

70?

HAVE YOU GONE OVER THAT?

THAT WILL GET YOU UP TO

490 YEARS.

LOOK AT THE STORY OF THE

PRODIGAL.

WENT AWAY AND SPENT THE

ENTIRE FORTUNE.

NOTHING LEFT.

AND THEN CAME TO THEIR

SENSES, CAME TO

THEMSELVES, AND CAME BACK

AND SAID, IT WOULD BE

BETTER AS A SERVANT IN MY

FATHER'S HOUSE.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS TURN

AND COME HOME AND HAVE

THAT SAME THOUGHT, IT

WOULD BE BETTER TO BE A

SERVANT IN GOD'S HOUSE.

AND YOU HAVE THAT THOUGHT

AND YOU'LL REALIZE HE HAS

BEEN WATCHING, HE HAS BEEN

WAITING.

HE WANTS TO RECEIVE YOU

WITH OPEN ARMS.

HE WANTS TO PUT A RING ON

YOUR FING.

HE WANTS TO THROW A BIG

PARTY FOR YOU.

HAVE THAT SENSE THAT

YOU'RE BACK.

AND ISN'T IT WONDERFUL.

AND MAKE THE VOW, I NEVER

WANT TO FALL AWAY AGAIN.

I JUST WANT TO STAY IN HIS

KINGDOM.

Wendy: AND WE DON'T

KNOW FOR SURE HOW LONG THE

PRODIGAL WAS AWAY, OR DO

WE?

Gordon: IT TAKES A

LONG TIME TO SPEND YOUR

WHOLE INHERITANCE.

Wendy: EXACTLY.

ALICE WRITES, "GOD KNOWS

WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN

BEFORE IT HAPPENS, RIGHT?

HE KNEW THAT ADAM AND EVE

WOULD EAT THE APPLE BEFORE

THEY DID.

WHY WOULD GOD PUT THE TREE

THERE, KNOWING IT WOULD

BRING SIN AND PAIN US?"

Gordon: I THINK THE

BIGGER QUESTION IS, WHY

DID HE PUT THE SERPENT

THERE.

HERE IS A THOUGHT FOR

YOU -- I'M NOT CLAIMING I

HAVE ALL OF THE ANSWERS TO

THE QUESTION OF WHY EVIL

EXISTS.

BUT HERE IS A THOUGHT:

WOULD CHOICE BE EVEN PART

OF THE UNIVERSE -- WOULD

FREE WILL BE EVEN PART OF

THE UNIVERSE IF THAT FREE

WILL WASN'T REAL?

IF WE DIDN'T HAVE THE

CAPACITY TO MAKE THE BAD

CHOICE, TO DISOBEY GOD, TO

NOT TRUST GOD?

IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE VERY

REAL CAPACITY TO DO THAT,

IF GOD CREATES A UNIVERSE

WHERE IT WOULD BE

ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE FOR

US TO EVER CHOOSE AGAINST

HIM, THEN WE WOULD JUST BE

ROBOTS.

WE WOULDN'T BE THE FREE

BEINGS THAT WE HAVE.

WE WOULDN'T HAVE FREE

WILL.

SO THINK ON THAT.

AND IN THINKING ON THAT,

RESOLVE THAT YOU'RE GOING

TO OBEY GOD AND YOU'RE

GOING TO BELIEVE GOD.

> WELL, THAT'S ALL OF

THE TIME WE HAVE.

AND IF YOU WANT TO GET IN

TOUCH WITH WENDY, ALL YOU

HAVE TO DO IS GO TO HER

TWITTER ACCOUNT.

Wendy Wendy: I NEED SOME

NEW FOLLOWERS.

Gordon: HERE WE ARE,

PSALMS 84: "BETTER IS ONE

DAY IN YOUR COURT THAN A

THOUSAND ELSEWHERE."

AND GO BE A TWITTER

FOLLOWER.

SEE YOU.

GOD BLESS YOU.

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