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Bring It On-Line: - July 31, 2017

CAN I BAPTIZE MY GRANDCHILDREN? CAN GOD HEAL MY RELATIONSHIP WITH MY BROTHER? Read Transcript


TERRY MEEUWSEN: OK, well I've got some questions for you,

are you ready?

PAT ROBERTSON: Let's go for it, we've got a few minutes.

TERRY MEEUWSEN: This is a viewer who says,

I am the matriarch of my little family.

I'm born again.

Jesus is my Lord.

Can I baptized my grandchildren?

Three of them have not yet been baptized, ages 17, 13, and 10.

PAT ROBERTSON: Well, you know, in the Bible,

I don't know anything in the Bible

that says it has to be some court ordained minister

to baptize people.

I really don't.

I just think you could be baptized

and so if you're the matriarch of the family

and want to baptize the children,

I see nothing in the world wrong with it.

The thing that I'm concerned about before I

would baptise somebody is to make sure they know the Lord.

And that they're being buried with him in baptism

and raised in newness of life and they

understand what they're doing.

It isn't just putting water over them.

So it's a new experience, but by all means, go for it.

TERRY MEEUWSEN: OK, this is Trent, Pat, who says,

can God heal my relationship with my brother?

I'm 13 years old, he's 22.

We've always had a good relationship

until recently, when we got into a huge fight.

I'll admit that I was wrong, but he told me never to talk to Him

or come to him for anything again.

I'm agnostic, but I watch your show every night at 11 p.m.

I even prayed to the Lord Jesus that he

would repair our relationship.

I'm so broken because I need my brother for guidance.

I keep thinking about converting to Christianity.

It would mean so much if you answered this.

PAT ROBERTSON: All right, first of all,

you know, young people say things

that they don't really mean.

They use extreme terms they don't really mean.

Your brother loves you and he wants you to love him,

and you to love to be together because you

are very special to him.

So I think if you go to him and say, please forgive me.

I'm sorry, what I said was wrong,

would you please forgive me?

And I think the answer he'll say yes and then hug each other

and get on with life.

But I know how important it is, don't hold back.

And don't wait for him to do something.

You You take the initiative and say look, I'm sorry.

I did wrong, I spoke something that was wrong.

But those hurtful words of young people

say, they don't mean them.

They speak in the heat of the moment.

And then, you know, I wish you were dead,

I'd like to kill you or something.

They don't mean all that, so just, your brother loves you.

He wants to get together with you.

TERRY MEEUWSEN: He says also he keeps

thinking about converting to Christianity.

That would be a great big step.

PAT ROBERTSON: He certainly should

do that because you'll know the love of God, which is

more important than anything.

All right.

TERRY MEEUWSEN: OK, this is Melissa,

who says, should I continue to stay with my husband

since he has neglected me for years?

He has slept on the living room chair

for a total of 9 to 10 months.

He's made his sister the center of his whole world.

Every year for our anniversary, which is also his birthday,

his family has asked him to go out with them.

But not one time have they acknowledged

it was our anniversary.

This has been going on since 2011.

Only this year, my husband has asked me

to go out for our anniversary.

I told him no.

I'm not ready for that, because he never acknowledged

our anniversary before.

It was out of convenience for him this year

because his sister wanted to have her new house painted.

I'm so sick of being nothing in his life.

I believe that I need to leave him,

and maybe then he might realize that he lost a good person.

PAT ROBERTSON: I don't know how to answer that, I really don't.

It's a tragedy.

You might consider a trial separation,

but God is on the side of bringing together

and restoring, not breaking up.

And so I don't want to counsel you on a thing like this

to break up.

But you know, he didn't remember your anniversary,

didn't want to go have a party with you.

I mean, big deal.

I wouldn't make a lot out of that.

I really wouldn't.

Some people, anniversaries are not as important as others.

And he wants to look after his sister, you know,

that's an interpersonal thing.

But the biggest thing is he's your husband,

and you want to do everything to fight for your own marriage,

OK.

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