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The 700 Club - July 25, 2017

A struggling marriage is in desperate need of faith…and faithfulness. Plus, a ruptured artery during a severe weather event puts a man’s life in the balance. Read Transcript


Wendy: OBAMACARE IS

THE LAW OF THE LAND, FOR

NOW.

SO WHERE DOES THE HEALTH

CARE DEBATE GO FROM HERE?

ECONOMIST STEPHEN MOORE

DISCUSSES THE NEXT FIGHT

ON CAPITOL HILL.

ON TODAY'S "700 CLUB."

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Pat: WELL, WELCOME,

FOLKS.

IF YOU'RE LIKE ME, THIS

SWIRLING STUFF THAT IS

GOING ON, KUSHNER TALKING

ABOUT WHAT DIDN'T HAPPEN,

AND THE RUSSIANS WHO

DIDN'T DO THINGS, AND

SPECIAL COUNSEL

INVESTIGATING, AND

CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES

HOLDING HEARINGS ABOUT THE

SAME THING, AND YOU JUST

GET TIRED AND SAY I DON'T

WANT TO HEAR ANYMORE ABOUT

IT.

TODAY YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR

ABOUT SOMETHING THAT

REALLY MATTER, AND THAT IS

TAX REFORM.

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

IS ALL OUT, ORGANIZING

TREMENDOUSLY AROUND THE

COUNTRY, DOWN TO THE

PRECINCT LEVEL.

THEY'RE GOING WITH THE

SHERIFFS AND THE CITY

COUNCIL MEMBERS TO GET

TOGETHER A CONSENSUS TO

CUT YOUR TAXES.

WE SHOULD AL B ALL BE

APPLAUDING.

IN JUST A MOMENT, WE'LL BE

TALKING TO AN EXPERT WHO

WILL BE AT THE WHITE HOUSE

TO TALK ABOUT HIS TAX

REFORM.

Wendy: REPUBLICANS

ARE GOING TO TRY AGAIN TO

MOVE AHEAD ON A HEALTH

CARE BILL.

PRESIDENT TRUMP IS MAKING

IT CLEAR THAT IT IS TIME

TO REPEAL OBAMACARE.

BEN KENNEDY BRINGS US THIS

STORY FROM WASHINGTON.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

TRUMP INCREASED THE

PRESSURE ON REPUBLICAN

SENATORS AS THEY PREPARE

TO TAKE ON HEALTH CARE

AGAIN.

AS HE SAID, IT IS TIME FOR

THE G.O.P. TO FINALLY

FULFILL THEIR SEVEN-YEAR

PROMISE TO REPEAL AND

REPLACE OBAMACARE.

ON MONDAY, TRUMP STOOD

WITH WHAT HE CALLS VICTIMS

OF OBAMACARE, SUFFERING

FROM HIGH PREMIUMS AND

BROKEN PROMISES.

President Trump: ANY

SENATOR WHO VOTES AGAINST

STARTING DEBATE IS TELLING

AMERICA THAT YOU ARE FINE

WITH THE OBAMACARE

NIGHTMARE, WHICH IS WHAT

IT IS.

Reporter: BUT EVEN

REPUBLICAN SENATORS

WEREN'T CLEAR GOING INTO

TODAY IF THEY WILL VOTE TO

REPEAL AND REPLACE

OBAMACARE OR JUST REPEAL

IT FOR NOW, AND TRY TO

COME UP WITH A REPLACEMENT

PLAN LATER.

IN A BURST OF OPTIMISM,

SENATOR JOHN McCAIN,

RECENTLY DIAGNOSED WITH

BRAIN CANCER, ANNOUNCED

HE'LL RUSSIAN TO CAPITOL

HILL FOR ROLL CALL.

DESPITE THE OUTCOME OF

TODAY'S VOTE, THE WHITE

HOUSE PLANS TO MOVE AHEAD

WITH THE REST OF THE

PRESIDENT'S ECONOMIC

AGENDA.

TAX CUTS ARE SET TO TAKE

CENTER STAGE, EVEN IF THE

HEALTH CARE BILL FAILS.

IS THIS GOING TO BE TAX

REFORM OR TAX CUTS?

THERE IS A REAL DEBATE

GOING ON NOW.

THERE ARE SOME PROPONENTS

OF REFORM, WHICH THE

COUNTRY REALLY NEEDS, WHO

WOULD LIKE TO GO IN THAT

DIRECTION.

THERE ARE OTHER PROPONENTS

WHO SAY, LET'S JUST CUT

TAXES ACROSS THE BORDER.

Reporter: IT HAS BEEN

MORE THAN 30 YEARS SINCE

CONGRESS PASSED A MAJOR

TAX REFORM LAW.

GREG RIVERA SAT DOWN WITH

CBN TO EXPLAIN WHAT A NEW

BILL COULD DO TO IMPROVE

THE TAX CODE.

WHAT WILL TAX REFORM

LOOK LIKE AS COMPARED TO

WHAT PEOPLE ARE HOPING TO

SEE?

ONE WOULD BE

SIGNIFICANT BUSINESS TAX

CUTS, GOING FROM A 35% TOP

RATE TO MAYBE LOW 20s.

THE PRESIDENT WANTS 15.

I DON'T THINK HE IS GOING

TO GET THAT.

Reporter: THE OTHER

MAJOR COMPONENT: IT

APPEARS THE WHITE HOUSE

HAS A PLAN, AIMING TO

FOCUS CUTS ON TAXES FOR

MILLIONS OF INDIVIDUAL

AMERICANS.

WE'LL SEE RATES COME

DOWN A BIT.

WE'LL SEE A CHANGE IN THE

WAY PEOPLE DEDUCT.

WE MIGHT SEE THE ESTATE

TAX END, AND WE'LL

PROBABLY SEE THE DEATH OF

THE ALTERNATIVE MINIMUM

TAX.

Reporter: THE

ADMINISTRATION IS

REPORTEDLY VERY ORGANIZED,

AND HAS PUSHED TO PASS A

TAX BILL, AND WILL START

PITCHING TAX REFORM IN

MID-AUGUST, AIMING TO TAKE

SHAPE IN THE FALL, AND

SIGNED INTO LAW EARLY NEXT

YEAR.

BEN KENNEDY, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Pat: WELL, JOINING US

NOW IS AN ECONOMIST WHO IS

GOING TO THE WHITE HOUSE

BECAUSE THE NATIONAL

ECONOMIC COUNCIL WILL BE

REVIEWING HIS PLAN FOR TAX

REFORM.

HE WAS AN ADVISOR TO THE

TRUMP CAMPAIGN, AND HE IS

WITH "FREEDOM WORKS,"

STEPHEN MOORE.

STEVE, GOOD TO SEE YOU.

HI, PAT.

BOY, I LOVE THE INTERVIEW

YOU DID WITH DONALD TRUMP.

THAT WAS JUST SENSATIONAL.

TWO ICONS IN THE SAME

ROOM.

Pat: IT WAS A

PRIVILEGE AND I REALLY

ENJOYED.

WE HAVE A LOT OF FUN

TOGETHER.

I DIDN'T HAVE ONE SINGLE

NOTE WITH ME.

WE JUST FLOWED ALONG

TOGETHER, ONE THING AFTER

ANOTHER.

IT WAS JUST FUN.

HE ENJOYED IT; I ENJOYED

IT.

> ANYHOW, YOU'VE GOT A

TAX PLAN, AND IS THE

PRESIDENT GOING TO FOLLOW

WHAT YOU'RE SUGGESTING OR

HAS HE GOT SOMETHING ELSE

GOING?

FIRST OF ALL, WE NEED

TO OVERHAUL THE TAX

SYSTEM.

DID YOU KNOW IT IS 80,000

PAGES, THE TAX CODE?

SO IT IS MIND-NUMBINGLY

COMPLEX AND IT IS

COMPLICATED.

DOESN'T WORK FOR AMERICA.

WE KNOW WE ARE LOSING JOBS

TO OTHER COUNTRIES BECAUSE

WE CHARGE OUR BUSINESSES

THE HIGHEST TAX RATE IN

THE WORLD.

WE HAVE HIGHER TAX RATE,

PAT, THEN RUSSIA, SWEDEN,

CUBA -- I MEAN, WHAT IS

WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE.

SO WE'VE GOT BRING THOSE

JOBS BACK BY BRINGING

THOSE TAXES DOWN.

I THINK THAT CAN GET DONE.

WHAT IS STANDING IN THE

WAY RIGHT NOW IS THAT

HEALTH CARE BILL.

YOU'VE GOT TO GET

OBAMACARE REPEALED BEFORE

THE REPUBLICANS CAN MOVE

ON TO TAX REFORM.

Pat: THEY'RE BRINGING

UP THAT REPEAL THING, AND

IT LOOKS LIKE EVEN JOHN

McCAIN, WHO AS SICK AS

HE IS, IS COMING ON THE

FLOOR TO VOTE.

ARE THERE ENOUGH VOTES NOW

TO REPEAL THE THING?

I WAS AFRAID YOU WERE

GOING TO ASK ME THAT

QUESTION.

I DON'T THINK ANYBODY

KNOWS.

WHAT A HERO JOHN McCAIN

IS TO COME BACK TO

CONGRESS, AFTER HE HAS

JUST BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH

CANCER, TO COME BACK TO

VOTE.

IT SHOWS HOW STRONGLY

PEOPLE FEEL ABOUT GETTING

RID OF OBAMACARE.

THE STAKES ARE SO HIGH

HERE.

I AGREED WITH WHAT THE

WALL STREET JOURNAL SAID

IN THEIR EDITORIAL LAST

WEEK THAT THIS IS A

GENERATIONAL DEFINING

MOTION FOR THE REPUBLICAN

PARTY.

THEY'VE BEEN PROMISING FOR

SEVEN YEARS, GIVE US THE

POWER AND WE'LL GIVE YOU

TRULY AFFORDABLE HEALTH

CARE.

THEY'RE STRUGGLING TO GET

TO THOSE 50 VOTES.

AT MY LAST COUNT, THEY'RE

STILL A COUPLE VOTES

SHORT, PAT.

Pat: I'LL TELL YOU,

THOSE LADIES, ONE FROM

MAINE AND ONE FROM ALASKA,

SEEM TO BE DETERMINED TO

GUM UP THE WORKS.

BUT, I'LL TELL YOU, THEIR

FUTURE MAY BE SOMEWHAT IN

DOUBT.

I THINK THE PRESIDENT IS

GOING AFTER THEM.

LET ME ASK YOU THIS -- I

MENTIONED THIS TO THE

PRESIDENT: WOULD YOU

ACCEPT MERELY CUTTING

TAXES, OR SHOULD WE GO FOR

A WHOLE REFORM OF THE TAX

CODE?

WELL, I WOULD LIKE --

IN A PERFECT WORLD, PAT, I

WOULD LOVE TO TEAR UP THE

ENTIRE 80,000-PAGE TAX

CODE AND START OVER AND

COME UP WITH SOMETHING

VERY SIMPLE.

WHERE MOST AMERICANS --

REMEMBER WHEN STEVE FORBES

TALKED ABOUT THAT POSTCARD

TAX RETURN.

WE COULD DO THAT.

I'M SKEPTICAL THAT THAT

CAN GET DONE THIS YEAR.

SO WHAT I'VE BEEN

RECOMMENDING WITH MY BUDDY

ART LAFFER AND LARRY

KUDLOW IS LET'S DO THE TAX

REFORM NOW.

LET'S GET THE TAXES DOWN

TO BRING SOME RELIEF TO

AMERICAN FAMILIES.

BECAUSE THAT COULD BE GET

DONE IN THE NEXT MONTH OR

TWO.

AND THEN IN 2018 OR 2019,

WE HAVE A BIG DISCUSSION

ON HOW TO FIX THIS TAX

SYSTEM.

ONE OF THE THINGS WE PUT

IN THAT TAX PLAN WHEN I

WAS WORKING WITH DONALD

TRUMP IS SOMETHING THAT

WAS JUST MENTIONED ON YOUR

PREVIEW, WHICH WAS THE

ESTATE TAX.

I BELIEVE THE DEATH TAX IS

THE MOST IMMORAL TAX OF

ALL.

I THINK ABOUT PEOPLE LIKE

MY FATHER, WHO WORKED HIS

WHOLE LIFE TO BUILD UP A

BUSINESS, WORKED 50, 60,

70 HOURS A WEEK TO BUILD

THAT UP FROM SCRATCH, AND

WAS NOT A RICH MAN, BUT HE

BUILT UP THE BUSINESS.

NOW WHEN HE DIES, THE

GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO

TAKE 50% OF THAT AWAY FROM

HIM.

HE PAID HIS TAXES EVERY

YEAR.

THAT'S THE TYPICAL SMALL

BUSINESSMAN.

AND THAT'S WHY PEOPLE

BUILD UP WEALTH AND A

BUSINESS, SO THEY CAN PASS

IT ON TO THEIR KIDS.

THE ESTATE TAX REVENTS

THAT FROM HAPPENING.

Pat: DO YOU THINK THE

DEMOCRATS ARE GOING TO --

WELL, YOU KNOW, DEMOGOGUE

THIS BILL --

OF COURSE.

Pat: WHY WILL THEY DO

THAT?

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NEED

THIS TAX CUT.

AND THIS IS CLEARLY A

MIDDLE CLASS AND LOWER

INCOME TAX CUT.

IT IS A TAX CUT FOR EVERY

AMERICAN.

IT'S NOT FOR THE RICH.

EVEN THE CONGRESSIONAL

BUDGET OFFICE, WHICH I

DON'T NORMALLY AGREE WITH,

PAT -- I THINK THEY'VE

BEEN TOTALLY WRONG ON THE

OBAMACARE NUMBERS -- BUT

EVEN THEY SAY WHEN YOU CUT

THE BUSINESS TAXES, THE

PEOPLE WHO BENEFIT FROM

THAT, 60% TO 70% OF THE

BENEFITS GO TO THE

WORKERS.

THAT WOULD MAKE SENSE.

YOU CAN'T HAVE JOBS

WITHOUT HEALTHY

BUSINESSES.

THAT OLD SAYING THAT

LIBERALS LOVE JOBS BUT

HATE EMPLOYERS.

YOU CAN'T HAVE JOBS

WITHOUT EMPLOYERS.

WHEN I GO AROUND THE

COUNTRY AND TALK TO

BUSINESSMEN AND WOMEN WHO

RUN GREAT COMPANIES AND

EVEN SMALL COMPANIES, AND

I SAY, IF YOU GET THIS TAX

CUT, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO

DO WITH IT?

AND THEY SAY, WE'RE GOING

TO PLOW IT BACK INTO THE

BUSINESS, HIRE MORE

WORKERS, MAYBE PURCHASE

ANOTHER TRUCK OR MORE

MACHINERY THE WORKERS CAN

USE TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE.

SO IT HELPS MIDDLE CLASS

WORKERS.

YOU'VE GOT THAT EXACTLY

RIGHT, PAT.

Pat: OUR ECONOMY HAS

BEEN GROWING AT AN

UNBELIEVABLY WEAK 1%

G.D.P.

COULD THIS GET IT UP TO 3%

WITH THIS TAX CUT?

I THINK THAT IN

COMBINATION -- BY THE WAY,

THE GROWTH RATE LAST YEAR

WAS 1.5%, WHICH IS BARELY

STAYING OUT OF RECESSION.

SO IT IS VERY LOW.

OUR HISTORICAL GROWTH

RATE, GOING BACK TO 1900,

IS ABOUT 3.3%.

WHEN YOU ASK ME, CAN WE

GET 3%, OF COURSE WE CAN.

THIS IS AMERICA.

THERE ARE A LOT OF LIBERAL

ECONOMISTS WHO SAY THEY

DON'T THINK IT CAN GO PAST

2%.

BUT WE HAVE TO DO THE

HEALTH REFORM, AND WE CAN

PRODUCE $150 BILLION MORE

OUTPUT IN NATURAL GAS AND

COAL.

AND, BY THE WAY, DONALD

TRUMP IS NOT GETTING

ENOUGH RECOGNITION ON WHAT

HE HAS DONE ON THE

REGULATORY FRONT.

THE HUGE FLURRY AND

AVALANCHE OF REGULATIONS

THAT CAME DOWN ON

BUSINESSES AND FAMILIES

UNDER OBAMA -- THAT HAS

COME TO A GRINDING HALT.

THERE IS A GOOD REASON WHY

THE STOCK MARKET IS AT AN

ALL-TIME RECORD HIGH

BECAUSE BUSINESSES AND

FAMILIES ARE VERY

OPTMISTIC.

BUT IF THEY DON'T GET THIS

AGENDA DONE, I'M AFRAID

WE'RE GOING TO SEE A

SELL-OFF OF STOCKS BECAUSE

PEOPLE SAY THOSE

REPUBLICANS DON'T HAVE

THEIR ACT TOGETHER.

Pat: IT LOOKS LIKE

THERE IS A REAL PUSH TO

GET GRASSROOTS SUPPORT FOR

THIS, EVEN FOR THE HEALTH

CARE BILL.

PEOPLE DIDN'T UNDERSTAND

WHAT IT WAS, AND SO YOU'VE

GOT ALL THESE SURVEYS

SAYING THAT THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE DON'T WANT IT.

OBVIOUSLY, THEY CAN'T

STAND OBAMACARE, SO THEY

DO WANT IT, BUT THE POLLS

INDICATES THEY DON'T.

THIS TIME, WHAT IS BEING

DONE IN THE GRASSROOTS TO

GET THE PRESSURE --

REMEMBER RONALD REAGAN

SAID, THEY DON'T HAVE TO

SEE THE LIGHT.

THEY NEED TO FEEL THE

HEAT.

IS THE HEAT ON THEM NOW?

YOU MAKE A GOOD POINT

ABOUT RONALD REAGAN.

I WAS IN THE REAGAN

ADMINISTRATION AT THE END

OF HIS TERM.

REMEMBER IN THE FIRST

COUPLE OF YEARS IN OFFICE,

WHEN HE PASSED THE BIGGEST

TAX CAUGH CUT IN AMERICAN

HISTORY, THAT GOT AMERICA

OUT OF THAT HORRIBLE

DEPRESSION, AND HE WENT ON

TV AT LEAST TWO OR THREE

TIMES, ON NATIONAL TV,

FROM THE OVAL OFFICE, AND

HE MADE THE PITCH RIGHT TO

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE: THIS

IS WHY WE NEED TO DO THIS.

THE DEMOCRATIC PLAN WON'T

CREATE THE JOBS.

HE EXPLAINED IT TO THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE.

I THINK DONALD TRUMP NEEDS

TO DO THAT.

THE NEXT TIME YOU TALK TO

HIM, PAT, TELL HIM HE HAS

TO GO ON TV.

OTHER THAN CBN AND MAYBE

FOX AND OTHERS, THE MEDIA

IS BEATING I BEATING HIM UP EVERY

DAY.

THEY ARE NOT ALLOWING HIM

TO GET HIS MESSAGE OUT.

HE HAS TO GO DIRECTLY TO

THE PEOPLE.

Pat: HOPEFULLY

SOMEBODY HEARING THIS WILL

DO IT.

AND PEOPLE ARE OTHERS ARE

HITTING THE GRASSROOTS

RIGHT NOW, AND HOPEFULLY

IT IS GOING TO BE

SUCCESSFUL.

EVERYWHERE I GO, THEY

SAY, WE'VE GOT TO GET OUR

TAXES DOWN.

OBAMA RAISED TAXES ON

EVERYONE.

OBAMACARE, REMEMBER, WAS

FINANCED BY SIX OR SEVEN

MAJOR TAX INCREASES.

NOT JUST ON RICH PEOPLE,

BUT AND EVERYONE.

ANYONE WHO USES DRUGS OR

MEDICAL DEVICES -- ALL OF

THAT WENT UP.

YOU ASKED IF WE COULD GET

TO 3%, AND I THINK WE CAN

GET TO 4%.

BY THE WAY, DONALD TRUMP

THINKS WE CAN GET TO 5%.

Pat: THE

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET -- I

WON'T GIVE YOU CREDIT FOR

ANY OF IT YET, BUT,

NEVERTHELESS, STEVE, WE'RE

GOING TO GET IT.

I THINK THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE WANT IT NOW.

THIS WILL BE A GREAT

VICTORY FOR THE

ADMINISTRATION.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

BEING WITH US.

THANK YOU, PAT.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK.

Pat: WENDY, MAYBE,

MAYBE, MAYBE.

Wendy: LET ME ASK YOU

THIS: SINCE THE STOCK

MARKET IS DOING SO GREAT,

IF THE TAX CUTS GO

THROUGH, HOW MUCH BETTER

CAN THE ECONOMY GET?

Pat: IF THE ECONOMY

HITS 2%, 3% -- I WAS

READING THE OTHER DAY THAT

ONE FORECASTER SAYING THAT

THE DOW COULD HIT 30,000

OR SOMETHING.

Wendy: 30,000, WOW.

Pat: HE ACTUALLY SAID

HIGHER, BUT I WON'T

MENTION IT.

IT COULD GO UP.

IT COULD BE A BLOWOUT,

BUT, NEVERTHELESS, A

BLOWOUT IS POSSIBLE IF WE

HAVE THE ECONOMY -- IF THE

ECONOMY STARTS MOVING AT

3% OR 4% A YEAR, THERE

WILL BE A HUGE BURST OF EN

ENTHUSIASM, AND LOTS AND

LOTS OF PEOPLE WORKING AND

PEOPLE GETTING RAISES AND

ALL THAT STUFF.

IT WILL BE FLOWING

THROUGH.

AND THE DEMOCRATS ARE

GOING TO STAND THERE LIKE

THE GRINCH THAT STOLE

CHRISTMAS, AND THEY'RE

GOING TO TRY TO TAKE

CHRISTMAS AWAY FROM THE

AMERICAN WORKERS.

FOLKS, YOU OUGHT TO GET

OUT THERE AND CALL YOUR

CONGRESSMAN, CALL YOUR

SENATOR, GET ON THE PHONES

AND MAKE IT HAPPEN.

Wendy: ALL RIGHT.

WELL, COMING UP, FOR THE

PARENTS OF CHARLIE GARD,

THE FIGHT IS OVER.

AS CHARLIE'S DEVOTED

AND LOVING PARENTS, WE

HAVE DECIDED IT IS NO

LONGER IN CHARLIE'S BEST

INTEREST TO PURSUE

TREATMENT.

WE WILL LET OUR SON GO AND

BE WITH THE ANGELS.

Wendy: STAY TUNED FOR

THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN

THIS HEARTBREAKING STORY.

Efrem: WELCOME BACK

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

THE PARENTS OF

11-MONTH-OLD CHARLIE GARD

HAVE FINALLY ENDED THEIR

LONG LEGAL FIGHT TO SAVE

HIS LIFE, ACKNOWLEDGING

TIME HAS RUN OUT FOR THEIR

SON, AND HE'LL LIKELY DIE

BEFORE HIS FIRST BIRTHDAY

NEXT WEEK.

CHARLENE AARON HAS THE

STORY.

Charlene:

HEARTBROKEN, PARENTS OF

BABY CHARLIE GARD

ANNOUNCED MONDAY HIS

BATTLE IS OVER.

ENDING THEIR FIGHT TO TAKE

HIM TO THE U.S. FOR

EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENT.

WE ARE TRULY

DEVASTATED, AS CHARLIE'S

DEVOTED AND LOVING

PARENTS, WE HAVE DECIDED

IT IS NO LONGER IN

CHARLIE'S BEST INTEREST TO

PURSUE TREATMENT.

WE WILL LET OUR SON GO AND

BE WITH THE ANGELS.

Charlene: CHARLIE WAS

BORN WITH A RARE GENETIC

DISEASE CALL MITOCHONDRIAL

D.N.A. DEPLETION SYNDROME.

IT PRODUCES BRAIN DAMAGE

AND ORGAN FAILURE, AND

REQUIRES A VENTILATOR FOR

CHARLIE TO BREATHE.

GREAT ORMOND HOSPITAL

ARGUED TO REMOVE CHARLIE'S

TREATMENT, ARGUING THE

TREATMENT WOULD NOT HELP

AND WOULD SUBJECT THE

INFANT TO PAIN.

THE COUPLE BELIEVE THEIR

SON IS NOT BRAIN-DEAD, AND

FEEL THAT EARLIER

TREATMENT WOULD HAVE

IMPROVED THIS QUALITY OF

LIFE.

IF CHARLIE HAD BEEN

GIVEN THE TREATMENT

EARLIER, HE WOULD HAVE THE

POTENTIAL TO BE A NORMAL

LITTLE BOY.

Charlene: THE CASE

MADE GLOBAL HEADLINES WITH

POPE FRANCIS AND PRESIDENT

TRUMP WEIGHING IN IN

SUPPORT OF BABY CHARLIE.

ARTHUR ESTOPINAN CHAK TRACKED

THE CASE BECAUSE HIS

6-YEAR-OLD SON HAD THE

SYNDROME AND WAS TREATED

SUCCESSFUL.

HE WAS INTRODUCED TO DR.

HIRANO.

HE FLEW TO THE U.K. TO

EXAMINE CHARLIE EARLIER

THIS WEEK.

BUT THE LATEST SCANS

REVEALED THE DAMAGE HAD

BEEN DOWN.

HE TOLD CBN NEWS HE WAS

DEVASTATING UPON LEARNING

THAT CHARLIE WOULD BE

REMOVED FROM LIFE SUPPORT.

I SEE CHARLIE GARD AND

MY SON.

AS A FATHER, I'M CONVINCED

IF DOCTORS HERE IN THE

UNITED STATES AND THE

INTERNATIONAL DOCTORS

BELIEVED THEY COULD HAVE

HELPED CHARLIE -- THEY'RE

THE DOCTORS, THEY'RE THE

EXPERTS -- I BELIEVE IT

WOULD HAVE HELPED HIM AS

WELL.

Charlene: IN TWO

WEEKS, CHARLIE WOULD HAVE

TURNED ONE.

HE WILL NOW BE PUT IN

PALLIATIVE CARE AND

ALLOWED TO DIE.

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR

BEAUTIFUL LITTLE BOY.

THANK YOU.

Efrem: A

HEARTBREAKING STORY, BUT

THE PARENTS STILL CALLED

CHARLIE THEIR LITTLE

WARRIOR.

Pat: THIS IS

SHOCKING, BUT THIS IS WHAT

GOVERNMENTS DO WHEN THEY

TAKE OVER HEALTH CARE.

THEY DON'T NO WHAT THEY'RE

DOING.

WE HAVE A DISASTEROUS

HEALTH CARE PLAN IN

AMERICA BECAUSE IT WAS

PROPOSED BY AN ACADEMIC,

GOING ALONG WITH PEOPLE

WHO DIDN'T KNOW WHAT THEY

WERE DOING.

THE PARENTS SHOULD BE THE

ULTIMATE DECIDER OF WHAT

SHOULD BE DONE WITH THEIR

CHILDREN.

THESE PARENTS HAVE FOUND

SOMEBODY IN AMERICA WHICH

THEY THOUGHT COULD BE

HEALTH TO THEIR CHILD.

THEY SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO

DO THAT.

WHY WOULD A HOSPITAL

PREVENT PARENTS, WHO HAVE

THE MONEY, TO TAKE AN

AIRPLANE RIDE TO THE

UNITED STATES TO MEET WITH

DOCTORS WHO COULD HELP

THEIR CHILD?

WHY WOULD A HOSPITAL STOP

THAT?

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN

BUREAUCRATS THINK THEY OWN

YOUR CHILDREN.

THAT'S WHAT SOME EDUCATOR

SAID, YOU MAY THINK YOU'RE

FREE, BUT WE OWN YOUR KID

UNTIL HE GETS TO BE 12 OR

13 OR HOW MANY YEARS IT

IS.

WELL, YOUR CHILDREN DON'T

LONBELONG TO THE STATE.

THEY BELONG TO THE

PARENTS.

THAT IS WHAT FREEDOM IS

ALL ABOUT.

THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT

HAPPENS WHEN SOCIALISM

TAKES OVER.

THEY WANT TO DOMINATE YOUR

LIFE.

AND WE BELIEVE IN FREEDOM.

IT'S JUST THAT SIMPLE.

JOHN?

John: PAT, PRESIDENT

TRUMP'S CENT SON-IN-LAW, JAR

CUSH CURKJAREDKUSHNER SAID HE DID NOT

COLLUDE WITH RUSSIA DURING

THE CAMPAIGN.

HE TOLD REPORTERS HE

DIDN'T DO ANYTHING WRONG.

THE RECORD AND

DOCUMENTS I HAVE

VOLUNTARILY PROVIDED WILL

SHOW THAT ALL OF MY

ACTIONS WERE PROPER AND

OCCURRED IN THE NORMAL

COURSE OF EVENTS OF A VERY

UNIQUE CAMPAIGN.

LET ME BE VERY CLEAR: I

DID NOT COLLUDE WITH

RUSSIA, NOR DO I KNOW OF

ANYONE ELSE IN THE

CAMPAIGN WHO DID SO.

DONALD TRUMP HAD A BETTER

MESSAGE AND RAN A SMARTER

CAMPAIGN, AND THAT IS WHY

HE WON.

Efrem: KUSHNER SERVES

AS A SENIOR ADVISOR TO THE

PRESIDENT.

AND HE TESTIFIED BEFORE

THE SENATE INTELLIGENCE

COMMITTEE ON MONDAY.

Pat: THE WORD IS OUT

IT IS ABOUT TIME TO SHUT

DOWN THAT SPECIAL COUNSEL.

THAT WHOLE THING IS A

COMIC SOAP OPERA, AND IT

IS JUST RIDICULOUS.

AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

DESERVE SOMETHING BETTER.

CONGRESS OUGHT TO GET BACK

TO WORK AND PASS HEALTH

CARE, PASS TAX REFORM,

PASS A BUDGET, AND GET ON

WITH LIFE AND STOP THIS

WITCH HUNT.

THEY HAVE EXAMINED AND

HELD HEARINGS AND HEARD

TESTIMONY, AND THEY'VE

GONE THROUGH IT FOR

MONTHS.

AND AS SOMEBODY SAID,

THERE IS NOTHING THERE.

THEY HAVEN'T FOUND

ANYTHING.

THERE IS NOTHING TO FIND.

IT IS MERELY A DISTRACTION

FROM THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

TO PREVENT DONALD TRUMP

FROM HAVING A SUCCESSFUL

PRESIDENCY.

THIS MEANS THAT SOMEWHERE

ALONG THE WAY, TRUMP MAY

BE LOOKING FOR A NEW

ATTORNEY-GENERAL.

HE MAY BE LOOKING FOR A

NEW ASSISTANT

ATTORNEY-GENERAL.

AND HE HAS THE POWER, IF

HE WANTS TO, TO FIRE THE

SPECIAL COUNSEL.

IT JUST SEEMS WE DON'T

NEED THIS SOAP OPERA GOING

ON ANYMORE.

THEY CAN ALWAYS FIND

CRIMES.

SOMEBODY SAID THAT, YOU

KNOW, A GOOD PROSECUTOR

CAN INDICT A HAM SANDWICH.

YOU CAN INDICT ANYBODY IF

YOU GO BEFORE A GRAND JURY

AND YOU CONTROL THE FACTS.

I THINK IT IS TIME WE

STOPPED THIS.

AND I THINK THE

ADMINISTRATION IS

BEGINNING TO THINK ENOUGH

ALREADY.

WE HAVE WASTED ENOUGH

TIME.

WE HAVE SOME PRESSING

ISSUES.

KOREA, WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT

IT?

WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT THE

CHINESE IN THE SOUTH CHINA

SEA?

WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT THE

BUILDUP OF NUCLEAR FORCES

IN IRAN?

WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT THESE

THINGS?

THESE ARE MORE IMPORTANT.

LET'S STOP THIS NONSENSE

ABOUT RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE

ON THE ELECTION.

THE ELECTION IS OVER.

TRUMP ONE.

AS KUSHNER HAS SAID, HE

RAN A SMART CAMPAIGN.

HE HAD THE ISSUES THAT

COUNTED.

AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

REJECTED HILLARY CLINTON

BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T WANT

HER.

BOTTOM LINE.

NOT RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE.

THERE HAS BEEN NO EVIDENCE

WHATSOEVER THAT ANYTHING

HAVING TO DO WITH RUSSIA

IN ANY WAY INFLUENCED THE

VOTE.

IT DIDN'T HAPPEN.

JOHN?

John: PAT, IN HEALTH

NEWS, SOME SIMPLE

LIFESTYLE CHANGES COULD

CUT THE NUMBER OF DEMENTIA

CASES BY AS MUCH AS A

THIRD.

ACCORDING TO A NEW STUDY,

RESEARCHERS LOOKED AT THE

RISK FACTORS BEHIND

DEMENTIA, AND FOUND NINE

WERE ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT,

AND THEY INCLUDED: HIGH

BLOOD PRESSURE, OBESITY,

SMOKING, LACK OF PHYSICAL

ACTIVITY, DIABETES LATER

IN LIFE, AND NOT STAYING

IN SCHOOL AFTER AGE 15,

AND BEING SOCIALLY

ISOLATED IN YOUR SENIOR

YEARS.

AND MOST OF THESE ARE

BASIC CHANGES THAT PEOPLE

CAN MAKE, LIKE EATING

RIGHT AND EXERCISING.

Pat: WE'RE KILLING

OURSELVES.

YOU'RE EXACTLY RIGHT.

LET'S SHAPE UP.

DEMENTIA IS HORRIBLE.

> WENDY?

Wendy: ALL RIGHTY.

UP NEXT, DURING SURGERY TO

SAVE HIS LIFE, THIS MAN

HAD A VISION.

I WAS IMMEDIATELY

ENVELOPED IN A GOLDEN

MIDST.

AND A SET OF HUGE GOLDEN

HANDS JUST COME TOWARDS

ME.

IT WAS LIKE AN INFUSION OF

HEAT.

I KNEW IT WAS GOD AND HIS

ANGELS TAKING CARE OF ME.

Wendy: SEE HOW HE

SURVIVED WHAT IS KNOWN AS

THE SILENT KILLER, AFTER

THIS.

Pat: HAVE YOU HEARD

OF SOMETHING KIND OF

COMPLICATED, ABORIGINAL

AORTIC ANEURYSM.

WHEN YOU HAVE AN ANEURYSM,

IT IS CALLED A SILENT

KILLER.

AND 80% OF THOSE WHO ARE

STRUCK WITH THAT CONDITION

NEVER EVEN MAKE IT TO THE

HOSPITAL.

OF THE 20% WHO DO MAKE IT,

HALF OF THEM DIE ON THE

OPERATING TABLE.

THE STORY YOU'RE ABOUT TO

SEE IS AN AMAZING MIRACLE

OF GOD HIMSELF.

IT WAS A HOT MORNING

BECAUSE IT WAS IN APRIL.

AND WE HAD BEEN OUT

TRIMMING OUR AZALEAS.

BUT IT HAD STARTED

RAINING, AND IT WAS

STARTING TO GET DARK.

Reporter: ON

APRIL 29th, 2010, THE

FLORIDA PANHANDLE WAS

UNDER A TORNADO WATCH.

THEY CUT THEIR WORK SHORT.

SHORTLY THERE AFTER I

FELT A LITTLE NAWSH.

NAUSEOUS.

I THOUGHT, I'M GOING INTO

THE ROOM IN CASE I HAVE TO

THROW UP.

SHE WALKED IN THERE AND

SAID, WHAT'S WRONG?

AT THIS TIME I HAD SEMI

PASSED OUT AND HAD FALLEN

BETWEEN THE COMMODE AND

THE WALL.

AND SHE LOOKED AT ME AND

SHE SAID, WHAT'S WRONG?

AND I SAID, HONEY, I'M

DYING.

Reporter: CAROL

CALLED 9-1-1 AND THEN

FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO ASK

FOR PRAYER.

HER NEXT CALL WAS TO THE

PRAYER CENTER AT CBN.

SHE IMMEDIATELY BEGAN

TO PRAY FOR ME.

SHE KNEW IT WAS A SERIOUS

THING AND SHE QUOTED

SCRIPTURES.

Reporter: JERRY WAS

RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL IN

FORT WALTON, WHERE DOCTORS

DISCOVERED AN ARTERY HAD

BURST IN HIS STOMACH, AND

IT WAS KNOWN AS THE SILENT

KILLER.

THE DOCTORS CAME OUT,

AND EVERYTHING THEY WERE

SAYING TO ME IS HE WASN'T

GOING TO MAKE IT.

I SAID TO THE DOCTORS IN

THEIR EYES, RIGHT IN THEIR

FACE, YOU DO EVERYTHING

YOU KNOW TO DO, YOU DO

EVERYTHING YOU CAN DO,

BECAUSE WE'RE BELIEVERS,

AND WE'RE BELIEVING FOR A

FULL RECOVERY.

AND I REMEMBER SAYING FULL

RECOVERY.

Reporter: JERRY

NEEDED TO BE LIFT-FLIGHT

TODD A LARGER HOSPITAL,

BUT DUE TO THE WEATHER,

HAD TO BE TRANSPORTED BY

AMBULANCE INSTEAD.

BECAUSE HIS LIFE-SAVING

SURGERY WOULD BE DELAYED

BY HOURS, THE DOCTOR GAVE

THE FAMILY ONE FINAL PIECE

OF ADVICE.

HE HAD ALL OF MY

FAMILY, AND EVERYBODY LINE

UP IN THIS HALLWAY, WHERE

THE AMBULANCE WAS GOING TO

COME IN AT.

AND HE SAID, TELL HIM BYE

AS HE GOES BY, EVERYBODY,

BECAUSE THIS MIGHT BE THE

LAST TIME YOU SEE HIM.

Reporter: CAROL AGAIN

REACHED OUT FOR PRAYER,

THIS TIME TO SEVERAL AREA

CHURCHES.

JERRY WAS STILL ALIVE WHEN

HE ARRIVED AT SACRED HEART

HOSPITAL AND WENT STRAIGHT

INTO SURGERY.

WHILE HE WAS ON THE

OPERATING TABLE, JE JERRY

SAYS HE HAD A VISION.

I WAS IMMEDIATELY

ENVELOPED IN A GOLDEN

MIDST.

AND A SET OF HUGE GOLDEN

HANDS JUST COME TOWARDS

ME.

AND EVERY PLACE HIS

FINGERS, HIS HANDS, OR

ANYTHING TOUCHED MY BODY,

IT WAS LIKE AN INFUSION OF

HEAT.

AND THEN HE SAYS, DON'T

WORRY.

HE SAID, IT'S GOING WELL.

YOU'RE GOING TO LIVE A

LONG TIME.

YOU'RE NEVER GOING TO HAVE

ANY PAIN FROM THIS.

AND I KNEW THAT WAS GOD'S

VOICE.

I CAN'T TALK ABOUT THIS

WITHOUT STARTING TO CRY.

AND I'M 83 YEARS OLD

ALMOST NOW, AND I STILL

CRY EVERY TIME I GO

THROUGH THIS.

BECAUSE I KNEW THAT IT WAS

GOD AND HIS ANGELS TAKING

CARE OF ME.

Reporter: JERRY MADE

IT THROUGH THE SURGERY,

JUST AS PROMISED.

HE HAD BEATEN THE ODDS BY

THE NARROWEST OF MARGINS.

AND AORTIC ANEURYSM IS

A TOP KILLER.

80% NEVER MAKE IT TO THE

HOSPITAL AND PERISH ON THE

WAY.

OF THE 20% THAT MAKE IT TO

THE HOSPITAL, HALF OF THEM

PERISH IN THE OPERATING

TABLE OR IMMEDIATELY

POST-OPERATIVELY.

WE WERE ALL PRAYING

JUST AS HARD AS WE COULD

AND SAYING, GOD, THANK

YOU.

WE WERE PRAISING GOD FOR

GETTING JERRY BACK.

Reporter: DURING THE

SURGERY, ONE OF JERRY'S

KIDNEYS WAS BADLY DAMAGED

AND CONSIDERED DEAD.

CAROL CONTINUED TO PRAY

FOR HIS FULL RECOVERY.

AT THE TIME, HE HAD ONE

KIDNEY THAT WAS NOT

FUNCTIONING AT ALL.

IT FINALLY BEGAN MAKING

SOME PROGRESS.

AND OVER THE ENSUING

MONTHS IT COMPLETELY CAME

BACK TO NEAR FULL

FUNCTION.

SO THAT'S A MIRACLE IN

ITSELF.

Reporter: TODAY JERRY

LEADS AN ACTIVE LIFE IN

FLORIDA, PLAYING HIS

TRUMPET IN LOCAL EN

ENSEMBLES.

AND HE AND CAROL ARE QUICK

TO TELL OTHERS ABOUT GOD,

WHO WANTS THE BEST FOR

YOU.

HE WANTS TO HEAL YOU.

HE WANTS YOU TO BE WELL.

WE HAVE TO GIVE THE

GLORY TO SOMEONE WHO IS

OBVIOUSLY THE GREAT

HEALER, THE GREAT

PHYSICIAN.

MIRACLES COME WHEN YOU ASK

FOR THEM AND YOU BELIEVE.

I HAVE 100% BELIEF THAT

GOD CAN DO ANYTHING

BECAUSE HE PROVED THAT TO

ME.

Pat: A MIRACLE.

A SILENT KILLER WAS

STOPPED BY THE HAND OF

GOD.

AMAZING.

WE HAVE SOME TESTIMONIES

AND WE WANT TO PRAY FOR

YOU.

Wendy: MARY LOU WAS

DIAGNOSED WITH SEVERE

PANIC ATTACKS, CHRONIC

FATIGUE AND VERTIGO.

ONE DAY SHE HEARD YOU GIVE

A WORD OF KNOWLEDGE, PAT,

SAYING "SOMEBODY HAS GOT

DIZZINESS, IT IS ALMOST

LIKE VERTIGO.

YOU'VE GOT A PROBLEM THAT

IS BAD.

RIGHT NOW GOD HAS TOUCHED

YOU.

YOUR INNER EAR IS BEING

HEALED IN THE NAME OF

JESUS, TOUCH."

MOMENTS LATER, I ALSO HAD

A WORD OF KNOWLEDGE,

SAYING GOD IS TOUCHING

PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC

FATIGUE.

JUST RECEIVE IT.

IMMEDIATELY MARY LOU, WHO

HAD BOTH OF THESE

SYMPTOMS, FELT A TINGLING

AND WARMTH, AND THREE DAYS

LATER SHE WAS ABLE TO SAY

SHE WAS HEALED.

Pat: VERTIGO IS HARD

TO GET RID OF, AND THAT

WAS GOD.

WE HAVE PEOPLE ALL AROUND

THE WORLD WHO WANT GOD TO

TOUCH THEM.

LISTEN, HE IS ALMIGHTY.

HE PUT THE STARS IN PLACE.

HE HAS CONTROL OF

EVERYTHING.

AND JESUS SAID, LOOK, NOT

EVEN A SPARROW FALLS TO

THE GROUND WITHOUT YOUR

FATHER KNOWING ABOUT IT.

HE KNOWS EVERYTHING.

HE KNOWS YOUR HURTS.

HE KNOWS YOUR SUFFERING.

HE KNOWS YOUR SORROWS.

AND HE KNOWS EXACTLY HOW

TO FIX YOU.

SO WE'RE GOING TO JOIN

HANDS.

WE'RE GOING TO PRAY FOR

YOU RIGHT NOW.

AND WE'RE GOING TO BELIEVE

GOD FOR A MIRACLE.

Wendy: AMEN.

Pat: FATHER, I JOIN

HANDS WITH MY DEAR SISTER

IN CHRIST, AND WE BELIEVE

GOD RIGHT NOW.

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH

YOU.

LORD, SOMEBODY ELSE WITH

AN ANEURYSM -- LORD, THEY

HEARD THE TESTIMONY, AND

THEY SAY, WHY NOT ME?

LORD, MAY THE FINGER OF

GOD GO INTO THAT HEART AND

INTO THAT ARTERY AND MAKE

THE HEALING TAKE PLACE IN

THE NAME OF JESUS.

AND, FATHER, FOR THOSE WHO

ARE SUFFERING WITH FEAR,

MAY THE FEAR GO.

A SPIRIT OF FEAR HAS

GRIPPED YOU, AND THE

SPIRIT IS LETTING GO NOW.

WE COMMAND THAT SPIRIT TO

LOSE YOU IN JESUS' NAME.

Wendy: THERE IS

SOMEONE DEALING WITH

DEPRESSION AND CHRONIC

FATIGUE, AND GOD IS

HEALING YOU RIGHT NOW.

JUST START PRAISING THE

LORD.

THERE IS SOMEONE WHO HAS

AN ULCER, AND IT IS A

PROTRUDING ULCER, AND GOD

IS TOUCHING YOU.

IT IS YOUR ABDOMEN AREA,

AND YOU ARE BEING HEALED

RIGHT NOW.

JUST RECEIVE IT.

Pat: SOMEONE HAS GOT

KIND OF A FOG OVER YOUR

MIND.

THE LORD IS LIFTING THAT.

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE

CLARITY OF THOUGHT IN THE

NAME OF JESUS.

AND UNCONTROLLABLE

CRYING -- YOU'VE BEEN JUST

WEEPING AND YOU CAN'T STOP

IT.

GOD IS GIVING YOU JOY.

HE IS TAKING AWAY THE

SPIRIT OF HEAVINESS AND HE

IS GIVING YOU JOY IN THE

NAME OF THE LORD.

THE JOY OF THE LORD IS

YOUR STRENGTH FROM THIS

MOMENT ON.

THANK YOU, LORD.

IN JESUS' NAME.

TOUCH OTHERS WHO ARE

PRAYING, LORD.

GRANT THEM THEIR DESIRE

THAT YOU MIGHT BE

GLORIFIED.

THANK YOU, LORD.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

WHEREVER YOU ARE, PLEASE

LET US KNOW.

WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM

YOU.

IT IS AN EASY NUMBER THAT

YOU CAN CALL.

IT'S: 1-800-700-7000.

AND TELL US WHAT GOD HAS

DONE FOR YOU.

AND, OF COURSE, WE'VE GOT

PHONES WAITING FOR YOUR

CALLS IF YOU NEED PRAYER.

Wendy: STILL AHEAD,

WE'VE GOT YOUR E-MAIL.

LAURIE SAYS, HOW CAN YOU

GET GOD TO TALK TO YOU?

WE'LL POSE THIS QUESTION

TO PAT, AND MUCH MORE,

COMING UP.

Efrem: WELCOME BACK

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

ISRAEL'S SECURITY OFFICERS

REMOVED METAL DETECTORS

FROM THE TEMPLE MOUNT

TODAY.

THEY WERE INSTALLED TWO

WEEKS AGO FOLLOWING AN

ATTACK AT THE HOLY SITE,

WHERE TWO POLICE OFFICERS

WERE KILLED.

ISRAEL'S SECURITY CABINET

VOTED TUESDAY TO REMOVE

THE METAL DETECTORS AND

REPLACE THEM WITH MORE,

QUOTE, "ADVANCED

TECHNOLOGIES."

ISRAEL IS HOPING TO DEFUSE

A CRISIS WITH THE MUSLIM

WORLD.

BUT MUSLIM LEADERS URGED

THE FAITHFUL TODAY TO KEEP

UP THEIR PRAYER AND

PROTEST AND AVOID ENTERING

THE SHRINE.

EVEN AFTER ISRAEL

DISMANTLED THE METAL

DETECTORS.

> IN BANGLADESH, MUSLIMS

ARE LEAVING ISLAM TO

FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST.

BANGLADESH IS THE FOURTH

LARGEST MUSLIM NATION IN

THE WORLD, BUT THOUSANDS

OF MUSLIMS HAVE BECOME

CHRISTIANS IN THE LAST TWO

YEARS.

MANY CONVERTS FACE VIOLENT

PERSECUTION AND REJECTION

FROM THEIR FAMILIES, BUT

THEY REFUSE TO GIVE UP

THEIR NEW FAITH.

> REMEMBER, YOU CAN

ALWAYS GET THE LATEST NEWS

BY GOING TO OUR WEBSITE

AT cbnnews.com.

PAT AND WENDY ARE BACK

WITH MUCH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB."

IT'S COMING UP RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

THIS.

*

Wendy: WELL, ASHLI IS

A SINGLE MOM IN EL

SALVADOR.

ALL SHE NEEDED WAS A

LITTLE HELP TO MAKE A

BETTER LIFE FOR HERSELF

AND HER CHILDREN, AND

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT SHE

GOT.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: 11-YEAR-OLD

BRIAN WATCHES HIS TWO

YOUNGER SISTERS EVERY DAY

WHILE HIS MOM GOES TO

WORK.

SHE WAS AFRAID TO TAKE THE

YOUNGER CHILDREN WITH HER

TO THE MARKET.

BRIAN HAD TO DROP OUT OF

SCHOOL TO TAKE ON THE ROLE

OF BABY-SITTER.

I HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO

LEAVE THEM WITH BRIAN.

BECAUSE THE GIRLS ARE SO

YOUNG, AND I DIDN'T WANT

CARS TO HIT THEM.

Reporter: ONE DAY

ARLI MET SOMEONE FROM

"OPERATION BLESSING" AND

TOLD THEM ABOUT HER

SITUATION.

A FEW DAYS LATER, WE

ARRIVED AT HER HOME WITH A

GRILL AND OTHER ITEMS

NEEDED TO START A BUSINESS

SELLING CORN TORTILLAS.

BECAUSE THIS IS A STAPLE

FOOD IN THE COMMUNITY,

EVERYONE STARTED BUYING

THEM FROM ARLI ON THEIR

WAY HOME FROM WORK.

I FELT SO GOOD AND SO

SURPRISED BY THE SUCCESS

OF THE BUSINESS.

I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW MUCH

I'M SELLING TO MY NEW

CLIENTS.

I KNEW IT WAS GOD WORKING

THROUGH YOU THAT MADE THIS

HAPPEN FOR US.

Reporter: ARLI NOW

MAKES THREE TO FOUR TIMES

AS MUCH AS SHE USED TO

EARN, SOME DAYS EVEN MORE.

AND BECAUSE SHE IS NOW

WORKING FROM HOME, BRIAN

IS ABLE TO HEAD BACK TO

SCHOOL WITH A NEW UNIFORM

AND SUPPLIES, COURTESY OF

OPBLESSING.

>"OPERATION BLESSING."

I AM SO EXCITED TO GO

BACK TO SCHOOL.

I LIKE IT VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU, "OPERATION

BLESSING," FOR GIVING US

HOPE.

GOD BLESS YOU NOW AND

FOREVER.

Wendy: THE BIBLE SAYS

WHEN YOU GIVE TO THE POOR,

YOU'RE ACTUALLY GIVING TO

THE LORD AND HE WILL

REPAY.

YOU CANNOT OUTGIVE GOD.

IF YOU'VE NEVER

EXPERIENCED THE JOY THAT

COMES FROM HELPING OTHERS,

WE'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU AN

OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT

RIGHT NOW.

JUST GO TO YOUR PHONES AND

SAY, YES, I WANT TO JOIN

"THE 700 CLUB."

IT'S JUST 65 CENTS A DAY.

YOU PROBABLY HAVE GOT THAT

IN THE BOTTOM OF YOUR

PURSE OR IN YOUR POCKET.

THAT'S ALL IT TAKES TO

BECOME A CBN PARTNER AND

TO HELP SO MANY PEOPLE ALL

OVER THE WORLD.

AND IN TURN, YOU GET

BLESSED.

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE THAT

OPPORTUNITY.

AND WE ALSO WANT YOU TO

HAVE PAT'S NEW TEACHING

CALLED "MIRACLES:

EXPERIENCE GOD'S POWER IN

YOUR OWN LIFE," AND THIS

IS YOUR FREE GIFT WHEN YOU

GIVE US A CU CALL RIGHT NOW

AND SAY YES.

> WE'RE GOING TO DO SOME

E-MAIL RIGHT NOW.

LAURIE WRITES IN, "HOW CAN

YOU GET GOD TO TALK TO

YOU?

PEOPLE SAY HE SPEAKS TO

YOUR HEART.

BUT WE HUMANS LIKE TO

THINK HE IS SPEAKING WHEN

HE MAY NOT BE SAYING

ANYTHING."

Pat: THERE WAS A SONG

A LITTLE WHILE AGO, "TURN

YOUR RADIO ON."

YOU REMEMBER THAT ONE?

GOD IS LIKE IN THE

AIRWAVES RIGHT NOW.

THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF

MESSAGES.

YOU JUST NEED A RECEIVER.

GOD IS SPEAKING ALL OF THE

TIME.

HE IS EVERYWHERE.

ALL HAVE YOU TO DO IS GOAT

YOUR OWN RECEIVER.

GOD IS SPEAKING

CONSTANTLY.

BUT HE'LL SPEAK TO THE

INNER MAN.

HE'LL SPEAK TO YOUR INNER

CONSCIENCE.

THE BIBLE SAYS LET THE

PEACE OF GOD BE AN UMPIRE

IN YOUR HEART.

BUT GOD WILL SPEAK.

HOW DO YOU GET HIM?

WHERE THE FIRST THING HE

SPEAKS?

HE SPEAKS OUT OF THE

WRITTEN WORD.

THE BIBLE IS THE WORD OF

GOD.

SO YOU BEGIN TO GET INTO

THE BIBLE, AND THAT'S

WHERE YOU HEAR THE VOICE

OF GOD.

HE WILL NOT SAY ANYTHING

THAT IS CONTRARY TO WHAT

IS IN THE WORD.

Wendy: AND IT IS THAT

STILL, SMALL VOICE.

IT IS NOT USUALLY IN THE

STORM --

Pat: EXACTLY.

THE WAY HE SPOKE TO

ELIJAH.

THERE WAS A STORM, AND HE

WASN'T IN ANY OF THAT, BUT

IT IS THE STILL, SMALL

VOICE.

Wendy: THIS VIEWER

SAYS, "WHERE DOES THE

BIBLE SAY ANYTHING FOR THE

SINGLE, NON-MARRIED

PERSON, AND WHAT DOES IT

SAY?

IT SEEMS EVERYTHING

PERTAINS TO MARRIED

RELATIONSHIPS.

WHAT ABOUT THE SINGLE

PEOPLE WHO DESPERATELY

WANT THAT MARRIED LIFE.

KING SOLOMON AND HIS 1,000

WIVES IN HIS FATHER DAVID

LIVED FANTASIES AND

WICKEDNESS, AND YET THEY

WERE FAVORED BY GOD.

WHO CAN BE JUDGED BY

ADULTERY WORSE THAN THEY

DID.

I NEED SOME DIRECTION."

Pat: DID YOU WRITE

THAT?

Wendy: I DID NOT.

BUT I DON'T THINK ANY

SINGLE PEOPLE ARE

SUFFERING MORE THAN JOB.

BUT I UNDERSTAND WHAT HE

IS SAYING.

Pat: THE APOSTLE PAUL

WAS SINGLE, AND HE WROTE

TO MARRIED PEOPLE, AS A

MATTER OF FACT, TELLING

ABOUT MARITAL RELATIONS.

BUT HE HAD A GIFT FROM

GOD.

THE BIBLE SAID SOME PEOPLE

HAVE THIS GIFT AND SOME

DON'T.

AND SOME ARE OPERATED ON

BY PEOPLE, AND THEY ARE

THEREFORE NON-SEXUAL.

AND OTHERS HAVE A GIFT

THAT THEY CAN ABSTAIN FROM

SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP AND

SINGLLIVE A SINGLE LIFE UNTO

THE LORD.

WE HAVE NUNS WHO ARE

LIVING SINGLE FOR THE

LORD.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS

ABOUT DIRECTION THAT YOU

NEED, BUT I'LL GIVE YOU

THIS, THE BIBLE SAYS: "IT

IS BETTER TO MARRY THAN TO

BURN WITH DESIRE."

SO IF YOU'VE GOT THIS

THING BURNING IN YOU AND

YOU JUST FEEL COMPELLED TO

DO SOMETHING, WELL THE

BIBLE SAYS IT IS BETTER TO

MARRY THAN TO BURN WITH

DESIRE.

I'M QUOTING FROM THE

SCRIPTURE.

Wendy: BETH SAYS, "I

HAVE A QUESTION REGARDING

THE SABBATH.

GOD RESTED ON THE SEVENTH

DAY.

I HAVE SEEN NO EVIDENCE IN

THE BIBLE THAT IT WAS

CHANGED TO SUNDAY.

I HEARD THAT SINCE JESUS

WAS RAISED ON SUNDAY,

THAT'S WHY THE SABBATH WAS

CHANGED TO SUNDAY.

I ALSO HEARD IT WAS

CONSTANTINE'S RULE TO

CHANGE FROM SATURDAY.

WHAT'S THE REAL REASON?"

Pat: I THINK THE

EARLY CHRISTIANS BEGAN TO

MEET TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE

THE RESURRECTION, WHICH

TOOK PLACE, APPARENTLY, ON

THE DAY AFTER THE SABBATH.

YOU KNOW, IT WAS -- AND

THE SABBATH WAS THE

SEVENTH DAY.

BUT I DON'T THINK THAT WE

NEED TO GET ALL HUNG UP ON

DAYS.

THERE ARE THREE DIFFERENT

DAYS.

THE MUSLIMS HAVE GOT ONE

DAY.

THE JEWS HAVE GOT ONE DAY.

THE CHRISTIANS HAVE GOT

ONE DAY.

YOU'VE GOT FRIDAY,

SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY,

THREE DAYS.

BUT THE BIGGEST THING IS

THERE IS A DAY OF REST.

AND THE IMPORTANT THING IS

THAT YOU AND I NEED A DAY

OF REST.

AND THE SABBATH, JESUS

SAID, WAS MADE FOR MAN,

NOT MAN FOR THE SABBATH.

SO IF WE DON'T TAKE A

REST, BEFORE LONG WE GET

TORN ALL TO PIECES.

AND YOU'VE GOT A SOCIETY

RIGHT NOW THAT IS RUNNING

24/7, AND NO DAY OFF.

THE DEPARTMENT STORES ARE

OPERATING ON SUNDAY.

PEOPLE ARE FRANTICALLY

SEEKING PLEASURE ON

SUNDAY.

AND EVEN IF THEY GO TO

CHURCH, THEY'RE WORKING

THEIR HEADS OFF.

THE BIG THING ABOUT SUNDAY

AND SABBATH IS A REST, A

DAY OF REST.

GOD, I DON'T THINK GOT

HIMSELF REST BECAUSE HE IS

AN ETERNAL SPIRIT.

BUT HE STOPPED CREATING.

ON THE SEVENTH DAY HE

DIDN'T CREATE ANYMORE.

HE HAD CREATED THIS

WONDERFUL UNIVERSE.

THE FACT THAT IT IS

SATURDAY, THE FACT THAT IT

IS SUNDAY, THE FACT THAT

IT IS FRIDAY, I DON'T

THINK IT MAKES ANY

DIFFERENCE.

THE QUESTION IS, CAN WE

HAVE ONE DAY?

RIGHT NOW IT IS SUNDAY.

Wendy: YOU'RE EXACTLY

RIGHT.

I SAW THIS HUGE DEBATE ON

SOCIAL MEDIA, AND THAT

PEOPLE WERE ARGUING ABOUT

IT, THAT IT SHOULD BE

SATURDAY, AND THAT IS JUST

LEGALISM.

GOD JUST WANTS US TO TAKE

A DAY.

Pat: TAKING A DAY IS

IMPORTANT.

DO YOU DO IT?

Wendy: YEAH.

SUNDAY IS MY DAY.

AND EVERYTHING GOES BETTER

WHEN I DO IT.

> UP NEXT, A MARRIED

SNIPER WHO SET HIS SIGHTS

ON OTHER WOMEN.

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS WHEN

HIS WIFE FINDS OUT, AFTER

THIS.

Pat: WELCOME BACK.

YOU'RE WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB."

I'M DELIGHTED TO HAVE YOU

WITH US.

WENDY IS HERE WITH US, AND

WE'RE HAVING A GREAT TIME.

AND WE'RE GLAD THAT YOU'RE

JOINING IN.

> RICKY HARRIS SERVED

OUR MILITARY AS A SNIPER

WITH THE GREEN BERET, AN

ELITE MILITARY

ORGANIZATION.

RICKY FACED DEATH FIGHTING

IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

AND STILL ONE OF THE

HARDEST JOBS HE HAS EVER

DONE CAME FROM THE DAY HE

RETURNED HOME AND HE HAD

TO MAKE A BOMBSHELL

CONFESSION TO HIS WIFE.

WE WERE LIVING IN A

TEAM ENVIRONMENT, AS A

BUNCH OF COMMANDOS.

YOU WORK HARD; YOU PLAY

HARD.

Reporter: HAVING

SURVIVED FIVE COMBAT TOURS

IN AFGHANISTAN, RICKY

HARRIS BELIEVES HIS TEAM

WEREN'T THE ONLY ONES WHO

HAD HIS BACK.

THERE WERE TIMES WHEN

THINGS WERE BLOWING UP

AROUND ME, AND BULLETS

PASSING BY SO CLOSE THAT

THEY'RE GRAZING THE FABRIC

OF YOUR UNIFORM, BUT I

ALWAYS FELT PROTECTED.

I ALWAYS FELT LIKE THE

HAND OF GOD WAS ON ME.

Reporter: IT ALSO

HELPED TO KNOW HE HAD THE

FAITHFUL PRAYERS OF HIS

WIFE, KAY.

I WAS ALWAYS FAITHFUL.

UALS FOALWAYS FOR PROTECTION AND

ALWAYS FOR RELIANCE.

Reporter: RICKY'S OWN

FAITH RAN BETWEEN HOT AND

COLD.

BECAUSE, LIKE MOST AROUND

HIM, HE LIVED LIFE ON THE

EDGE, ON AND OFF THE

BATTLE FIELD.

IF YOU'VE GOT AN EMPTY

HAND, IT'S ON THE BOTTLE.

I WOULD LIVE A WEEK

WITHOUT EVEN THINKING

ABOUT CHRIST OR MY

SALVATION, AND THEN

SOMETHING WOULD HAPPEN,

YOU LOSE A BUDDY, OR

SOMETHING HAPPENS IN YOUR

LIFE, AND IT KIND OF MAKES

YOU FALL BACK AND THINK,

YEAH, YOU'RE NOT DOING THE

RIGHT THINGS.

BUT YOU ARE WHAT YOU ARE.

YOU ACCEPT THE FACT THAT,

HEY, YOU'RE A BACK-SLIDER,

AND THAT'S JUST WHO YOU

ARE.

Reporter: AND BEING

AWAY FROM HIS WIFE 10

MONTHS OUT OF THE YEAR, IT

BECAME TOO EASY TO DO WHAT

HE KNEW IN HIS HEART

WASN'T RIGHT.

I'LL BE COMPLETELY

HONEST, I WAS UNFAITH TUL

TFAITHFULTO MY WIFE ON THREE

SEPARATE OCCASIONS.

FAR BE IT FROM BEING

JUSTIFIED, BUT I NEVER

WENT OUT INTENDING TO DO

THOSE THINGS.

ALCOHOL WAS INVOLVED.

I WAS ALWAYS IN A PLACE

WHERE I SHOULDN'T HAVE

BEEN.

I WAS ALWAYS WITH PEOPLE

WHO WEREN'T LOOKING OUT

FOR MY BEST INTERESTS.

I SUPPRESSED THE GUILT.

I SUPPRESSED SOMETIMES THE

FACT THAT IT EVEN

HAPPENED.

THIS COULD BE SOMETHING

THAT ENDS MY MARRIAGE AND

DESTROYS IT.

I DEFINITELY DIDN'T WANT

THAT.

I LOVED MY WIFE, I LOVE MY

WIFE.

Reporter: KAY HAD HER

SUSPICIONS BUT DIDN'T KNOW

FOR CERTAIN UNTIL THEY

WERE CONFIRMED ONE DAY

THROUGH A MUTUAL

ACQUAINTANCE.

AT THE TIME, RICKY WAS ON

HIS FOURTH DEPLOYMENT TO

AFGHANISTAN.

AT FIRST I FELT

ABANDONED BY GOD BECAUSE I

HAD PRAYED SO LONG FOR A

CERTAIN SUBJECT THAT

SEEMED TO NEVER -- IT

SEEMED HE NEVER HEARD ME.

Reporter: EVEN THOUGH

KAY STILL LOVED HER

HUSBAND AND DIDN'T

CONSIDER DIVORCE AN

OPTION, SHE WAS DEEPLY

WOUNDED.

IT WAS SOMETHING I

STRUGGLED WITH, THE HURT,

THE RESENTMENT TOWARDS HIM

FOR THINGS HE HAD DONE IN

THE PAST.

I HAD STARTED TO BECOME

BITTER.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

RICKY COULD NO LONGER

SUPPRESS THE GUILT THAT

KEPT RISING TO THE

SURFACE.

I DON'T WANT TO DIE

WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR ANY

DOUBTS BETWEEN ME AND MY

WIFE.

I WANT TO BE ABLE TO LOOK

AT MY WIFE AND SAY, THERE

IS NOTHING THAT YOU DON'T

KNOW ABOUT ME.

Reporter: WHEN RICKY

GOT HOME, CONFESSING TO

HIS WIFE DIDN'T COME SO

EASILY.

IN THE CHURCH ONE SUNDAY,

HE FINALLY REALIZED THAT

THE ONLY THING STANDING

BETWEEN HIS RELATIONSHIP

WITH KAY AND GOD WAS

HIMSELF.

THE THEME OF THE

MESSAGE WAS SKELETONS IN

YOUR CLOSET.

I WAS CONVICTED.

I REALIZED THAT AT THAT

POINT IN TIME, I GUESS, I

DECIDED THAT THIS IS WHAT

I WANT MORE THAN ANYTHING.

MORE THAN BEING THE BEST

SNIPER, BEING THE BEST

GREEN BERET, OR BEING AT

THE TOP OF MY GAME IN MY

COMMUNITY.

RIGHT NOW WHAT'S MOST

IMPORTANT TO ME IS BEING A

CHILD OF GOD.

AND SO I'M NOT GOING TO

GROW UNLESS I GET RID OF

THIS GARBAGE THAT IS

INSIDE.

Reporter: THAT

AFTERNOON RICKY TOLD KAY

EVERYTHING AND EXPECTED

THE WORST.

IF THE OFFENSE IS SO

BAD THAT YOU CAN'T

FORGIVE, THEN I UNDERSTAND

IF YOU WANT TO -- IF YOU

WANT TO GO YOUR OWN WAY,

OR IF YOU WANT THE

MARRIAGE TO DISSOLVE.

I DON'T WANT THAT TO

HAPPEN.

I LOVE YOU AND I'M IN LOVE

WITH YOU, AND I WANT, YOU

KNOW, OUR MARRIAGE TO BE A

GODLY MARRIAGE.

AND I WANT TO CONTINUE TO

WALK OUT THE REST OF MY

DAYS THIS WAY.

YEAH, IT WAS TOUGH.

I WAS FEELING PRETTY

LONELY.

IT TOOK A WHILE TO RECOVER

FROM THAT.

AND DEFINITELY PRAYER.

PRAYER WAS DEFINITELY

INVOLVED.

CHRIST RESTORED MY

MARRIAGE, RESTORED MY

FAITH IN MYSELF.

IT WASN'T JUST FOR

RICKY, THAT HE HEARD HIM.

HE HEALED ME.

HE HEALED MY HURT.

I SUFFERED A LOT FROM

HURT.

Reporter: BY THE TIME

RICKY DEPLOYED AGAIN IN

2010, HE WAS GROUNDND IN

HIGROUNDED INFAITH, AND HE DEPENDED ON

GOD NOT ONLY FOR HIS

PROTECTION, BUT FOR HIS

PEACE AND GUIDANCE.

TODAY HE IS RETIRED, AND

GRATEFUL FOR THE WORK GOD

DID IN HIS MARRIAGE AND

HIS LIFE.

MY HEART IS FILLED NOW.

IT WAS JUST KIND OF LIKE

THAT REDEDICATION WHEN IT

HAPPENED.

IT WAS KIND OF LIKE BEING

BORN AGAIN, BEING SAVED

ALL OVER AGAIN.

I JUST BELIEVE IT MADE

US STRONG.

I THINK GOD SAILED US

RIGHT THROUGH IT.

WHAT CHRIST WENT

THROUGH TO BUY THAT SIN

AND TO GIVE ME THE ABILITY

TO, YOU KNOW, NOT HAVE TO

DEAL WITH THAT STUFF IN MY

LIFE WAS JUST INCREDIBLE.

I MEAN, THERE IS NOT A DAY

THAT GOES BY THAT I DON'T

THINK ABOUT WHAT JESUS DID

ON THE CROSS.

Pat: YOU KNOW, THE

BIG THING IS FORGIVENESS.

AND THE QUESTION IS --

WELL, YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND

WHAT HE HAS DONE TO ME.

YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT

HURT I'VE SUFFERED.

THINK OF THE HURT THAT

JESUS SUFFERED, AND HE

DIED FOR YOU WHILE YOU

WERE STILL A SINNER.

AND HE WENT TO THE CROSS

AND DIED FOR YOU.

AND IF HE CAN DO THAT FOR

YOU, THEN YOU CAN ALSO BE

WILLING TO FORGIVE

SOMEBODY WHO HAS HURT YOU.

AND FORGIVENESS IS A HUGE

THING.

AND THE LORD SAID, WHEN

YOU STAND PRAYING, IF YOU

HAVE OUGHT AGAINST ANY,

FORGIVE, THAT YOUR

HEAVENLY FATHER MAY

FORGIVE YOU.

THAT'S WHAT WE PRAY,

FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS AS WE

FORGIVE THOSE WHO ARE

INDEBTED TO US AND WHO

TRESPASS AGAINST US.

WE HAVE A BOOK HERE CALLED

"LOVE AND MARRIAGE."

I THINK THE LORD WANTS TO

HOLD MARRIAGES TOGETHER.

HE IS ALWAYS ON THE SIDE

OF REDEMPTION, NOT ON THE

SIDE OF DESTRUCTION.

AND SOMETIMES MARRIAGES

FALL APART BECAUSE OF

VARIOUS REASONS, BUT GOD

IS WITH YOU AND HE WILL

HELP YOU IF YOU ALLOW HIM

TO.

BUT YOU HAVE TO FORGIVE.

AND TWO PEOPLE HAVE GOT TO

WORK TOGETHER.

WE'LL SEND YOU THIS IF YOU

WANT TO HAVE IT.

IF YOU WANT PRAYER, WE'RE

HERE FOR YOU.

BUT THAT'S ALL OF THE TIME

WE'VE GOT ON THIS PROGRAM.

WE THANK YOU FOR BEING

WITH US.

AND WE LEAVE YOU WITH

TODAY'S POWER MINUTE FROM

THE PSALMS: "THE LORD GOD

IS A SON AND SHIELD.

THE LORD WILL GIVE GRACE

AND GLORY.

NO GOOD THING WILL HE

WITHHOLD FROM THOSE WHO

WALK UP RIGHTLY."

FOR WENDY AND ALL OF US,

THIS IS PAT ROBERTSON.

THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH

US.

WE'VE GOT ANOTHER BIG SHOW

COMING TOMORROW.

DON'T MISS IT.

SAME TIME, SAME PLACE.

SAME TIME, SAME PLACE.

BYE-BYE.

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