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The 700 Club - August 2, 2017

Hear why artificial sweeteners increase your risk for health problems. Plus, a rare condition and a lifelong struggle. Find out how one woman experiences total healing. Read Transcript


Wendy: COMING UP,

AMERICA'S SUGAR CRAZE IS

MAKING US SICK, BUT IS THE

SOLUTION WORSE THAN THE

DISEASE?

THERE ARE PEOPLE

CONSUMING DIET DRINKS AND

GAINING WEIGHT.

Wendy: HEAR WHY

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS

INCREASE YOUR RISK FOR

HEALTH PROBLEMS.

> PLUS...A RARE

CONDITION AND A LIFE-LONG

STRUGGLE.

THIS IS OUR CROSS TO

BEAR.

Wendy: FIND OUT HOW

SHE WAS TOTALLY HEALED.

THIS GENTLEMAN HAD JUST

COMPLETELY DESCRIBED MY

SYMPTOMS.

Wendy: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

*

Pat: WELL, WELCOME,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, TO

THIS EDITION OF "THE 700

CLUB."

WE'VE GOT A SHOCKER FOR

YOU TODAY.

IN CASE YOU HAVEN'T HEARD

IT.

WHILE YOU AND I AND OTHER

AMERICANS HAVE BEEN FORCED

TO SUFFER UNDER THAT THING

CALLED OBAMACARE, ORDER TO

GET IT THROUGH CONGRESS,

CONGRESS WAS ALLOWED TO BE

EXEMPTED FROM SOME OF THE

PROVISIONS AND THE

GOVERNMENT CAN GIVE THEM,

EACH CONGRESSMAN AND EACH

STAFFER, $12,000 SUBSIDY

AGAINST THEIR INSURANCE

PAYMENTS SO IT WON'T HURT

THEM.

AND CONGRESS, WITH ALL OF

THAT HYPOCRISY, FAILED TO

WITHDRAW AND REPEAL

OBAMACARE.

WHY?

BECAUSE IT WOULD HURT THEM

COMING OUT OF THEIR OWN

POCKETS.

WE'RE GOING TO TELL YOU

HOW IT OPERATES, HOW THEY

DID IT, AND WHAT PRESIDENT

TRUMP CAN DO TO GET RID OF

IT.

IT IS A SHOCKER.

WENDY?

Wendy: WELL, THE

PRESIDENT IS ALSO WORKING

TO GET AMERICA'S ECONOMY

AND BUSINESSES GROWING

AGAIN.

DALE HURD BRINGS US THAT

STORY.

Reporter: MANY HAVE

WONDERED WHAT WOULD HAPPEN

IF AMERICAN BUSINESS WAS

UNLEASHED FROM THE

TREMENDOUS BURDEN OF

GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS.

IT IS SOMETHING PRESIDENT

TRUMP WANTS TO SEE, TOO.

THE PRESIDENT TOLD SMALL

BUSINESSES OWNERS AT THE

WHITE HOUSE ON TUESDAY HE

IS CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT

WHERE SMALL BUSINESS CAN

FLOURISH.

President Trump:

AMERICA IS ON THE VIRGE OF

A GOLDEN AGE FOR SMALL

BUSINESS.

WE'RE ENDING JOB-KILLING

REGULATIONS -- THESE FOLKS

KNOW THAT REALLY WELL --

AND WE'RE REALLY ENDING IT

AT A RECORD PACE, AND

PURSUING BOLD TAX CUTS SO

OUR COMPANIES CAN THRIVE,

COMPETE, AND GROW.

Reporter: AND THE

PRESIDENT POINTED OUT THAT

THE STOCKS HAVE BEEN

HITTING RECORD HIGHS, AND

UNEMPLOYMENT HAS REACHED

ONE OF ITS LOWEST RATES IN

10 YEARS.

SENATE REPUBLICANS WILL

BRING A BILL TO THE TABLE

THIS FALL USING A

FAST-TRACK RECONCILIATION

PROCESS, WHICH WOULD ALLOW

THE BILL TO GO FORWARD

WITHOUT INTERFERENCE FROM

DEMOCRATS.

AND THE PRESIDENT IS NOT

GIVING UP ON HEALTH CARE,

SAYING HE WANTS A NEW PLAN

IN THE SENATE.

OVER THE WEEKEND HE

TWEETED A WARNING TO

CONGRESS.

HE TWEETED: "IF A NEW

HEALTH CARE BILL IS NOT

APPROVED QUICKLY, BAILOUTS

FOR INSURANCE COMPANIES

AND BAILOUTS FOR MEMBERS

OF CONGRESS WILL END VERY

SOON."

THE PRESIDENT HAS

REPEATEDLY SAID OBAMACARE

HAS TO GO ONE WAY OR

ANOTHER.

President Trump: LET

OBAMACARE EXPLODE.

IT IS EXPLODING RIGHT NOW.

I SAID FROM THE BEGINNING,

LET OBAMACARE IMPLODE, AND

THEN DO IT.

Reporter: HEALTH AND

HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY

TOM PRICE INSISTED

PRESIDENT TRUMP IS JUST

TRYING TO MOVE THE DEBATE

IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

HE KEEPS COMING BACK TO

THIS AND SAYING, SENATE,

DO YOUR JOB.

CONGRESS, DO YOUR JOB.

Reporter: IT IS CLEAR

WHEN IT COMES TO THE FIGHT

TO END OBAMACARE, THE

PRESIDENT SEEMS INTENT TO

WIN.

Pat: WE'VE GOT A

SHOCKING THING FOR YOU

TODAY.

OBAMA AND THE DEMOCRATS

SAYING WE'RE GOING TO

IMPOSE THIS I PROGRAM ON THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE, BUT WE'RE

GOING TO EXEMPT YOU.

AND THE OFFICE OF THE

PERSONAL MANAGEMENT WAS

ALLOWED TO CALL THE HOUSE

AND SENATE A SMALL

BUSINESS.

THE HOUSE AND SENATE OF

THE UNITED STATES HAVE

BEEN CLASSIFIED AS A SMALL

BUSINESS, IN ORDER TO HAVE

THE EMPLOYER GIVE

SUBSIDIES.

WITH US NOW FROM

WASHINGTON TO TALK ABOUT

THIS SPECIAL DEAL FOR

CONGRESS ON OBAMACARE IS

PHIL CURPIN.

HE IS THE PRESIDENT ON

AMERICAN COMMITMENT AND A

LEADING FREE MARKET POLICY

ANALYST.

I READ ABOUT THIS, AND I

AM APPALLED.

I LITERALLY AM APPALLED.

WHAT DID THEY DO AND HOW

DID THEY MAKE THIS DEAL

BEHIND THE SCENES?

IT REALLY IS

OUTRAGEOUS.

WHEN THE OBAMACARE LAW WAS

BEING WRITTEN, ONE OF THE

THINGS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

WERE VERY CLEAR ABOUT WAS,

YOU NEED TO BE WILLING TO

PUT YOURSELVES IN IT TO

SHOW IT IS A GOOD SYSTEM

AND IT IS AFFORDABLE, AND

ALL OF THESE OTHER

PROMISES YOU'RE MAKING.

AND SO THEY DID THAT.

IN THE LAW ITSELF, THEY

INCLUDED SECTION 12 D3D.

AND IT REQUIRED THEM TO GO

INTO OBAMACARE.

IT DID NOT PROVIDE FOR ANY

EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTION.

BUT AS WE WERE GETTING

CLOSE TO THIS PROVISION

TAKING AFFECT IN 2014,

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

STARTED GOING CRAZY,

SAYING HOW COULD WE

POSSIBLY PAY THIS?

IT IS GOING TO COST

THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF

DOLLARS.

THEY DIDN'T WANT TO VOTE

TO CHANGE THE LAW THEY HAD

PASSED, SO THEY WENT TO

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THEY

QUIETLY, BEHIND THE

SCENES, SAID, HEY, CAN YOU

BAIL US OUT OF OUR

OBAMACARE LAW, AND

PRESIDENT SAID, YEAH, NO

PROBLEM.

AND AS YOU MENTIONED, HE

DIRECTED THE FEDERAL

OFFICE OF PERSONNEL

MANAGEMENT TO AUTHORIZE A

CONTRIBUTION FOR MEMBERS

OF CONGRESS, DESPITE THE

FACT THERE IS NO SUCH

CONTRIBUTION PROVIDED BY

LAW.

BUT THEY HAD A PRACTICAL

PROBLEM, WHICH IS THE

OBAMACARE DOES NOT LEGALLY

ALLOW FOR AN EMPLOYER

CONTRIBUTION.

WHAT THEY DID WAS THEY

SAID, WE'LL HAVE THE HOUSE

AND SENATE PRETEND TO BE

SMALL BUSINESSES, AND

WE'LL PUT THEM IN THE

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SMALL

BUSINESS EXCHANGE, AND

WE'LL MAKE TAXPAYER-FUNDED

CONTRIBUTIONS TO COVER THE

COST OF PREMIUMS FOR

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.

AND THEY FILED JUST TWO

FORMS CERTIFYING THE HOUSE

OF REPRESENTATIVES AS A

SMALL BUSINESS, WITH LESS

THAN 50 EMPLOYEES, EVEN

THOUGH IT HAS 435 MEMBERS

AND THOUSANDS OF STAFFERS,

AND THE U.S. SENATE AS A

SMALL BUSINESS, WITH LESS

THAN 50 EMPLOYEES, EVEN

THOUGH IT HAS 100 SENATORS

AND THOUSANDS OF STAFFERS.

AND THIS SCHEME CONTINUES

TO THIS DAY.

IT BEGIN IN 2013, AND IT

CONTINUES TO THIS DAY.

YOU AND I AND ALL OF YOUR

VIEWERS ARE PAYING THE

PREMIUMS FOR HEALTH

INSURANCE FOR MEMBERS OF

PRACTICE, DESPITE THE FACT

THAT THE LAW SAID THEY

WERE SUPPOSED TO BE IN

OBAMACARE LIKE EVERYONE

ELSE, WITHOUT EMPLOYER

CONTRIBUTIONS.

Pat: I'M APPALLED.

HOW MUCH IS THE SUBSIDY,

BY THE WAY, THAT EACH GUY

IS GETTING?

IS THAT FOR THE MEMBERS OF

CONGRESS AND EACH OF THEIR

STAFFERS, AND HOW FAR DOES

THAT GO, THAT SUBSIDY?

IT IS FOR MEMBERS OF

CONGRESS AND FOR THEIR

STAFFERS.

IT IS 72% OF THE TOTAL

PREMIUMS.

SO IT VARIES BY PLAN, AND

THERE ARE A LOT OF

DIFFERENT CHOICES IN THE

SMALL BUSINESS EXCHANGE IN

D.C., UNLIKE MOST OF THE

REST OF THE COUNTRY IN

OBAMACARE.

SO IT VARIES.

IT COULD BE AS MUCH AS

ABOUT $12,000 FOR EACH

INDIVIDUAL.

WHICH IS A LOT OF MONEY,

AND IT INSULATES THEM FROM

THE COST OF OBAMACARE.

AND THE WHOLE POINT OF

THIS PROVISION WAS TO MAKE

THEM FEEL THE PAIN IF IT

DIDN'T WORK.

Pat: SAY I'M A LITTLE

GUY OUT IN THE BOONDOGS,

AND I'VE GOT THESE HUGE

DEDUCTIBLES, AND YOU'RE

TELLING ME THAT THE

GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO

PICK UP 72% OF THE

PREMIUMS OF EVERY STAFFER,

EVERY CONGRESSMAN, EVERY

SENATOR -- EVERY ONE OF

THEM IS GOING TO GET THAT

KIND OF SUBSIDY?

THEY ARE PRESENTLY

RECEIVING THAT SUBSIDY.

AND MY VIEW, IT IS

UNLAWFUL.

AND I HOPE PRESIDENT TRUMP

DOES END IT.

Pat: WHY HASN'T THERE

BEEN SOME OUTCRY, OR IS IT

JUST SO HIDDEN THAT NOBODY

KNOWS ABOUT IT YET?

I THINK THERE IS SOME

OUTCRY.

EVERYBODY I TALKED TO

ABOUT IT IS MAD.

BUT WHEN BOTH PARTIES IN

D.C. BENEFIT FROM

SOMETHING, IT IS HARD TO

SHINE A SPOTLIGHT ON IT.

IT HAS BEEN A BIT OF A

CHALLENGE FROM THAT

STANDPOINT.

BECAUSE REPUBLICANS AND

DEMOCRATS HAVE BEEN TAKING

ADVANTAGE OF THIS.

Pat: I REMEMBER PHIL

GRAHAM TALKED ABOUT SOME

GROUP, AND HE SAID THE

PUBLIC WILL BE HUNTING

THEM DOWN LIKE DOGS.

I THINK THE PUBLIC OUGHT

TO GO AFTER THIS IN A BIG

WAY.

BUT WHAT CAN TRUMP DO

ABOUT IT?

IT IS AN EXECUTIVE ORDER

FROM OBAMA DECLARING THIS

A SMALL BUSINESS, AND HE

CAN CHANGE IT -- CAN TRUMP

CHANGE THAT?

ABSOLUTELY.

THIS DEAL WAS DONE BY A

RULE-MAKING AT THE FEDERAL

OFFICE OF PERSONNEL

MANAGEMENT.

IT CAN BE REVERSED IN THE

SAME WAY.

PRESIDENT TRUMP CAN AND

SHOULD DIRECT THE FEDERAL

OFFICE OF PERSONAL

MANAGEMENT TO RESCIND THE

OBAMA RULE AND TO ISSUE A

NEW RULE THAT MAKES SURE

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ARE

ENTITLED TO NO SUCH

EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTION AND

THEY WOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR

THEIR OWN PREMIUMS.

AND IF YOU DO THAT, THERE

WOULD BE A STRONG

INCENTIVE TO GET A REPEAL

AND REFORM BILL DONE.

Pat: PHIL, I'VE READ

THERE ARE AS MANY AS -- I

DON'T KNOW THE NUMBER --

3,000 STATES OR SO, OR

COUNTIES, THAT ARE LOSING

THEIR EXCHANGES.

THEY ONLY HAVE ONE PAIR,

AND MANY OF THE INSURANCE

COMPANIES ARE ASKING FOR

AS MUCH AS 30% INCREASE IN

PREMIUMS.

WHAT ARE THE NUMBERS OUT

THERE IN RELATION TO THE

AVERAGE PERSON NOW?

WELL, THE NUMBER OF

COUNTIES IN AMERICA THAT

ARE GOING TO HAVE ONLY

ZERO OR ONE INSURANCE

COMPANY IN THE 2018 YEAR

HAS GROWN TO 40% OF ALL

COUNTIES IN AMERICA.

SO OVER 40% OF THE COUNTRY

GEOGRAPHICALLY WILL HAVE

ZERO OR ONE INSURANCE

COMPANY LEFT IN OBAMACARE

FOR THE 2018 YEAR.

AND THE PREMIUMS HAVE, ON

AVERAGE, MORE THAN

DOUBLED.

AND WE'RE LOOKING AT AN

AVERAGE INCREASE AGAIN OF

ABOUT 30% ON TOP OF THEM

ALREADY DOUBLING IN MOST

PLACES.

THIS THING IS REALLY

BREAKING DOWN.

THE INSURANCE COMPANIES

CAN'T MAKE IT WORK, WHICH

IS WHY THEY'RE FLEEING.

AND FOR THE LIMITED

INSURANCE COMPANIES THAT

ARE LEFT ARE TELLING THEIR

REGULATORS, YOU NEED TO

GIVE US A HUGE INCREASE OR

WE'RE GOING TO LEAVE.

WASHINGTON SEEMS TO THINK

THIS IS OPTIONAL, AND IT

IS NOT OPTIONAL.

THIS IS MANDATORY WORK

THEY HAVE GOT TO GET DONE

FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

Pat: THE DEDUCTIBLES

ARE WHAT ARE KILLING

PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY HAVE

TO PAY THAT DEDUCTIBLE

BEFORE THEY START GETTING

INSURANCE.

HOW DOES THAT WORK AND HOW

MUCH ARE THE DEDUCTIBLES?

THE DEDUCTIBLES HAVE

RISEN DRAMATICALLY.

THERE ARE A LOT OF

POLICIES THAT HAVE

DEDUCTIBLES OF 5,000,

6,000, $7,000.

AND THEY'RE PAYING VERY

HIGH PREMIUMS.

THEY'RE STILL OUT OF

POCKET WHEN THEY HAVE

MEDICAL NEEDS.

AND THERE ARE A LOT OF

STORIES OUT THERE ABOUT

PEOPLE WHO ARE FOREGOING

NEEDED MEDICAL TREATMENT

BECAUSE THEY CAN'T AFFORD

THOSE DEDUCTIBLES.

THIS IS ONE OF THE CENTRAL

FEATURES OF THE REPLACE

BILL THAT THEY'VE GOT TO

GET DONE.

THEY'VE GOT TO HAVE HELP

FOR PEOPLE TO PAY FOR

THOSE DEDUCTIBLES SO

PEOPLE CAN PUT THEIR OWN

MONEY AWAY TO PAY FOR

THOSE DEDUCTIBLES.

AND THE FORMS THAT THE

SUBSIDY TAKE IN A NEW BILL

SHOULD GO DIRECTLY INTO

THOSE HEALT HEALTH SAVINGS

ACCOUNTS.

SO IF YOU HAVE A HEALTHY

YEAR, YOU CAN SAVE THAT

MONEY AND USE IT THE NEXT

YEAR WHEN YOU MIGHT NEED

IT TO PAY FOR DEDUCTIBLES.

Pat: PHIL, THANK YOU

FOR THE WORK YOU'RE DOING.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I

THINK IT IS TIME THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE RISE UP

AND SCREAM TO CONGRESS.

JOHN McCAIN STOOD ON THE

FLOOR OF THIS SENATE AND

MADE A SPEECH, AND

EVERYBODY SAID THIS IS THE

MOST WONDERFUL SPEECH HE

SAID ABOUT UNITY AND

HARMONY.

THE TRUTH IS HE VOTED --

IT WAS THE KILLING VOTE

THAT PROHIBITED THE SENATE

FROM ANY KIND OF REPEAL,

EVEN THE SKINNY BILL,

WHICH IT WAS CALLED.

BUT HE RAN AS A SENATOR IN

THE ELECTION, IN ARIZONA,

ON THE TICKET THAT HE

WOULD BE THE ONE TO REPEAL

OBAMACARE.

THAT WAS HIS PLATFORM.

AND THEN HE GETS UP THERE

AND MAKES THAT SPEECH, AND

EVERYBODY HAS TEARS IN

THEIR EYES AND HOW

WONDERFUL IT IS, BUT IT

WAS FRAUDULENT.

THE WHOLE THING IS

FRAUDULENT.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

SOMETHING HAS GOT TO BE

DONE.

YOU KNOW THAT MOVIE ABOUT

THE MAN WHO SAID HOW MAD

HE WAS -- YOU GET THAT

MAD.

72% OF THEIR PREMIUMS ARE

BEING PAID BY THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT UNDER THE

FICTION THAT THE SENATE

AND THE HOUSE ARE SMALL

BUSINESSES.

THEY DEAL WITH TRILLIONS

OF DOLLARS, AND THEY'RE

SMALL BUSINESSES UNDER THE

OFFICE OF PERSONNEL

MANAGEMENT.

I RECOMMEND THAT YOU WRITE

YOUR SENATOR AND SAY,

LISTEN, I AM MAD.

AND IF YOU'RE GOING TO GET

A 72% DISCOUNT OR SUBSIDY

ON YOUR PREMIUMS, I WANT

IT ON MINE, TOO.

I WANT THE SAME THING FOR

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT

YOU GUYS IN WASHINGTON AND

YOUR STAFF ARE GETTING.

I THINK IT IS TIME YOU

YELL REALLY LOUD.

GET ON THE PHONE, AND HERE

IS THE NUMBER TO CALL

202-224-3121.

THEY CALL THAT THE S.O.B.,

THE SENATE OFFICE

BUILDING.

RING THAT PHONE AND TELL

THOSE PEOPLE YOU ARE MAD.

THIS IS HORRIBLE.

THEY GET A 72% PREMIUM ON

THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE AND

YOU HAVE TO PAY IT ALL.

AND THE PREMIUMS HAVE GONE

UP IN SOME STATES AT 100%

AND MORE AND CLIMBING.

AND NOW THEY WANT 30% MORE

ACROSS THE BOARD.

THAT'S WHAT IS HAPPENING.

AND WHAT HE SAID --

DOESN'T IT HORRIFY YOU?

Wendy: IT REALLY IS A

SHOCKING STORY.

I HADN'T HEARD THIS, AND

IT IS APPALLING.

Pam Pam: Pat: 72% SUBSIDIES.

OBAMA SAID, GO AHEAD AND

STICK IT TO THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE, BUT WE'LL PROTECT

YOU.

WHO WANTS THAT KIND OF

THING IN A DEMOCRACY IN

AMERICA?

NO WONDER THE PEOPLE THREW

THOSE PEOPLE OUT, WANTING

A CHANGE.

TRUMP HAS GOT IT -- TAKE

THE PEN, DONALD,

MR. PRESIDENT, SIR, AND DO

IT TO THESE GUYS AND MAKE

THEM BEHAVE.

AND AS RONALD REAGAN SAID,

IT ISN'T NECESSARY THAT

THEY SEE THE LIGHT, BUT

THAT THEY FEEL THE HEAT.

LET'S PUT SOME HEAT ON

THEM.

THE NUMBER AGAIN -- WRITE

IT DOWN AND PICK UP THE

PHONE AND CALL WASHINGTON

AND SAY, I'VE HAD IT.

YOU MUST GIVE UP YOUR

CONGRESSIONAL SUBSIDIES ON

HEALTH CARE.

202-224-3121.

GET ON THE PHONE AND CALL

UP AND SAY, I'M MAD.

WENDY?

Wendy: ALL RIGHTY.

YOU HEARD IT THERE.

> UP NEXT, SHOCKING

REVELATIONS ABOUT DIET

SODAS, NOT ONLY DO YOU

GAIN WEIGHT, BUT IT

TRIPLES YOUR RISK OF

DEMENTIA AND STROKE AS

WELL.

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS

ARE MUCH WORSE THAN WE

THOUGHT.

Wendy: WE'LL HAVE

MORE ON THE DANGERS OF

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS

AFTER THIS.

DLSH

Pat: WELL, HOLD ON TO

YOUR HATS, FOLKS.

HERE COMES ANOTHER ONE.

IF YOU DRINK OR EAT

ANYTHING WITH ARTIFICIAL

SWEETENERS, YOU NEED TO

LISTEN TO OUR NEXT REPORT.

WE WARNED YOU ABOUT THE

DANGERS OF THESE FAKE

SUGARS FOR YEARS, BUT NOW

I ASKED OUR HEALTH

REPORTER LORIE JOHNSON TO

GET TO THE BOTTOM OF IT.

AND SHE FINDS THAT THEY

NOT ONLY CAN HURT YOUR

BRAIN AND HEART, THEY

MIGHT EVEN CAUSE YOU TO

GAIN WEIGHT.

Lorie: THIS COUNTRY'S

WEIGHT PROBLEM IS ONLY

GETTING WORSE.

THE C.D.C. REPORTS A

STAGGERING 71% OF ADULTS

QUALIFIES AS OVERWEIGHT OR

OBESE.

THE RESULT: THINGS LIKE

HEART DISEASE, CANCER,

DIABETES.

IN JUNE, THE NEW ENGLAND

JOURNAL OF MEDICINE

REPORTED THAT THE WHOLE

WORLD IS GETTING FATTER

AND PAYING A PRICE: FOUR

MILLION DEATHS.

60% CAUSED BY OBESITY, BUT

THE OTHER 40% BY JUST

BEING OVERWEIGHT.

HEALTH EXPERTS SAY THE

ROOT CAUSE OF OUR HEALTH

PROBLEM CAN BE SUMMED UP

IN ONE WORD: SUGAR.

MOST AMERICANS CONSUME

ABOUT 160 POUNDS OF IT

EACH YEAR.

IT CAN BE HIDDEN IN

YOGURT, PEANUT BUTTER,

PASTA SAUCE, AND BREAD.

AND OTHER TIMES IT IS

RIGHT OUT FRONT, LIKE IN

SODA.

THIS ONE CAN CONTAINS MORE

THAN NINE TEASPOONS OF

SUGAR.

IT IS NO WONDER SO MANY

PEOPLE TURN TO DIET SODAS,

CONTAINING ZERO CALORIE

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS TO

REDUCE THEIR SUGAR INTAKE.

BUT THAT'S A BAD CHOICE

FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS.

A NEW BOSTON UNIVERSITY

STUDY REVEALED PEOPLE WHO

DRANK DIET SODA HAD THREE

TIMES THE RISK OF

DEVELOPING DEMENTIA AND

HAVING A STROKE.

AND THAT'S FOR DRINKING

ONE A DAY.

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS

ARE MUCH WORSE THAN WE

THOUGHT.

Lorie: DR. MICHAEL

ROIZEN SAYS ARTIFICIAL

SWEETENERS CAN DISRUPT

WHAT IS KNOWN AS OUR

MICROBIOM.

THAT IS THE BACTERIA

INSIDE YOUR GUT.

THOSE ARTIFICIAL

SWEETENERS CAUSE EXTRA

BACTERIA TO GROW INSIDE OF

YOU.

Lorie: IT THROWS OFF

THE DELICATE BALANCE OF

GOOD AND BAD BACTERIA.

THE BACTERIA THAT LIVE

WITHIN OUR GUT NURTURE THE

BRAIN, WHEN THEY'RE

TREATED RIGHT.

THEY REDUCE INFLAMMATION,

FOR EXAMPLE.

AND INFLAMMATION CAUSES

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND

PARKINSON'S AND EVEN

ALZHEIMER'S, AND CORONARY

ARTERY DISEASE AND

DIABETES, FOR THAT MATTER.

Lorie: PERLMUTTER

SAYS CONSIDERING TAKING

PROBIOTICS TO INCREASE

GOOD BACTERIA.

WE CONSUME ARTIFICIAL

SWEETENERS TO CONTROL OUR

WEIGHT, BUT BELIEVE IT OR

NOT, A NUMBER OF

SCIENTIFIC STUDIES SHOW

THEY ACTUALLY CAUSE US TO

GAIN WEIGHT.

ONE REASON GOES RIGHT BACK

TO THE GUT.

THE BODY THINKS IT IS

STARVING AND HOLDS ON TO

EVERY CALORIE THAT A

PERSON CONSUMES.

HERE ARE PEOPLE CONSUMING

DIET DRINKS AND GAINING

WEIGHT, AND IT DOESN'T

SEEM TO MAKE ANY SENSE.

AND YET WE NOW SEE THAT IT

IS HAPPENING BECAUSE OF

CHANGES IN THE GUT

BACTERIA.

THE RISK OF DEVELOPING

DIABETES IS DRAMATICALLY

INCREASED TWO-FOLD IN

PEOPLE WHO DRINK A LOT OF

SUGARLESS BEVERAGES.

WHO KNEW?

Lorie: NUTRITIONIST

J.J. VIRGIN SAYS STEVIA,

XYLITOL AND MONK FRUIT

APPEAR TO BE BETTER

CHOICES FOR THE GUT.

HOWEVER, THEY CAN STILL

LEAD TO WEIGHT GAIN.

THERE IS ALSO A NON NOM

PHENOMENON CALLED CALORIE

DEREGULATION.

WHEN YOU EAT SOMETHING

THAT HAS A SWEET TASTE

WITH NO CALORIES, IT

CAUSES YOU TO TEND TO

OVEREAT.

Lorie: THEN THERE IS

OUR OWN D.N.A.

GENETICS PREDISPOSE AN

ESTIMATED THREE-FOURTHS OF

US TO HAVE AN ADDICTION TO

SWEETS.

MEANING THE MORE WE TAKE

IN ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS,

THE MORE WE CRAVE ALL

SWEETS.

THAT'S WHY HEALTH EXPERTS

RECOMMEND REMOVING THE

TASTE FOR SWEETS ALL

TOGETHER.

SWEET IS A LEARNED

TASTE.

IF YOU GO OFF SUGAR, IF

YOUR BRAIN DOESN'T GET

USED TO IT, IF YOUR

TASTEBUDS DON'T GET USED

TO IT, YOU CAN AVOID IT

AND THAT IS A MUCH

HEALTHIER WAY.

Lorie: HE PROVED THIS

THEORY WITH 700 SUGAR

ADDICTS.

WE TAPER DOWN FOR A

WEEK.

AND THEN WE START USING

MORE SPICES AND SAVORY

FLAVORS.

AND THEN AT THE END OF TWO

WEEKS, WE GO BACK AND

TEST.

AND THE SUGAR ADDICTS TOLD

ME THAT SWEET FOODS JUST

TASTED GROSS.

Lorie: SO WE'LL

EATING TOO MUCH SUGAR IS

DEFINITELY HAZARDOUS,

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS CAN

BE JUST AS BAD FOR YOU,

MAYBE WORSE.

THAT'S WHY THE HEALTHIEST

SOLUTION IS TO REMOVE ALL

SWEETS FROM YOUR DIET,

BOTH REAL AND FAKE.

LORIE JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

Pat: WHO KNEW?

I HAVE A ME CULPA. M MEA CULPA.

I THOUGHT HAVING A DIET

DRINK WAS BETTER, BUT WHO

WOULD HAVE THOUGHT.

Wendy: SO YOU DON'T

DO SWEET AN SWEET AND LOW ANYMORE?

Pat: NO.

I DO STEVIA.

ONE OF OUR BOARD MEMBERS

SAID HIS WIFE STOPPED

USING SUITE AND LOW, AND

SHE LOST ABOUT FIVE OR

10 POUNDS.

AND I LISTENED TO THAT AND

I STOPPED THAT.

I HAD NO IDEA WHAT IT DOES

TO YOU.

Wendy: DIET COKE AND

ALL OF THAT STUFF IS SO

ADDICTIVE, AND CAFFEINE,

OF COURSE, IS ADDICTIVE.

I NEVER LIKED THE TASTE OF

A DIET COKE.

IF I WAS GOING TO HAVE A

COKE, WHICH I RARELY DO,

BUT IF I WANT A COKE, I

JUST GO FOR THE REAL DEAL.

Pat: A LOT OF PEOPLE

DO THAT.

PEOPLE WHO ARE

OVERWEIGHT -- I KNOW ONE

PERSON I WILL NOT NAME,

WAS DRINKING SIX OR SEVEN

OF THOSE A DAY AND WAS

GETTING FATTER AND FATTER.

Wendy: LIKE THE PIECE

SAID, IT MAKES YOUR BODY

THINK IT IS STARVING AND

IT DEFEATS THE PURPOSE.

Pat: I WANT TO GIVE

YOU THAT SENATE OFFICE

NUMBER, 202-224-3121.

AND YOU CALL OR WRITE OR

E-MAIL, WHATEVER YOU CAN,

TO YOUR SENATOR AND SAY,

LISTEN, I WANT THAT HEALTH

CARE SUBSIDY THAT YOU GIVE

YOURSELF TAKEN AWAY.

I WANT YOU TO HAVE THE

SAME DEAL I'VE GOT AS A

REGULAR CITIZEN.

SAY, I'M MAD AND I'M NOT

GOING TO PUT IT UP FOR YOU

IN THE NEXT ELECTION.

MY VOTE IS GOING TO BE

AGAINST YOU IF YOU'RE

TAKING IT.

AS RONALD REAGAN SAID, IT

IS NECESSARY THEY FEEL THE

HEAT.

CALL RIGHT NOW AND JAM UP

THE SWITCH BOARD UP THERE,

AND MAKE THEM KNOW YOU'RE

MAD.

202-224-3121.

SEND A MESSAGE TO THE

OFFICE OF YOUR SENATOR,

WHOEVER IT IS.

YOU'VE GOT TWO OF THEM IN

EVERY STATE.

GET THEM BOTH.

OKAY.

Wendy: ALL RIGHT.

WELL, COMING UP, A WOMAN

STRUGGLES WITH MUSCL MUSCULAR

DYSTROPHY FOR YEARS.

STAY TUNED TO SEE HOW THIS

WIFE IS SUPERNATURALLY

HEALED.

Wendy: ELIZABETH

CHAKA THOUGHT THAT

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY WAS HER

CROSS TO BEAR.

THAT'S WHAT SHE HAD BEEN

TAUGHT BY HER MOM, WHO

ALSO SUFFERED FROM THE

SAME DISEASE.

BUT THEN ONE SUNDAY, WHEN

SHE LEAST EXPECTED IT,

ELIZABETH WAS MIRACULOUSLY

HEALED.

Reporter: WHEN

ELIZABETH WAS YOUNG, SHE

WAS TAKING SKIING LESSONS

WHEN SHE NOTICED SOMETHING

WRONG WITH HER BALANCE.

A VISIT TO THE DOCTOR

BROUGHT A DISTURBING

DIAGNOSIS.

THE DISEASE IS CALLED

F.S.A., WHICH IS A FORM OF

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY.

SO IT CAUSES WEAKNESS IN

YOUR FACE, IN YOUR

SHOULDERS, IN YOUR HIPS.

THE MUSCLE TISSUES JUST AT

JUSTATROPHY.

Reporter: AND SHE

LEARNED THAT THE DISEASE

WAS HEREDITARY.

I ALWAYS HAD PAIN.

I THOUGHT IT WAS NORMAL.

I ALWAYS HAD SORE

SHOULDERS.

I ALWAYS HAD PAIN IN MY

HIPS, THOSE KINDS OF

ISSUES, AND THIS

INCREDIBLE FATIGUE.

SO I WOULD HAVE TO WATCH

MY REST.

AND WHEN MANY WOULD BE OUT

AND ABOUT, I WOULD BE

READY FOR BED.

Reporter: ELIZABETH

AND DAVID MARRIED AND HAD

TWO CHILDREN.

AS TIME PASSED, HER

SYMPTOMS GREW WORSE.

THERE WAS ALWAYS DAILY

ADAPTATIONS AND THINKING

ABOUT HOW TO GET AROUND.

I HAD TO GET HER UP OUT

OF BED IN THE LATTER YEARS

TO GET HER INTO A SHOWER.

WE WERE TRYING TO FIGURE

IF WE SHOULD SELL OUR HOME

TO ELIMINATE STEPS.

I KNEW THE LATTER DAYS OF

OUR LIVES WOULD BE PUSHING

A WHEELCHAIR.

Reporter: BY HER LATE

40s, SHE AND HER HUSBAND

BEGAN TO DOUBT THAT IT

WOULD HAPPEN.

MY MOTHER HAD A SAYING,

THIS IS OUR CROSS TO BEAR,

AND SHE MADE IT ALMOST

LIKE A FAMILY THING.

THAT WAS PROBABLY PART OF

MY THINKING.

THERE COMES A MOMENT

WHERE YOU PRAY AND YOU

PRAY AND YOU PRAY, AND IT

WAS A 20-YEAR PRAYER,

WHERE YOU DON'T STOP.

Reporter: ONE SUNDAY

IN 2009, THE COUPLE

ATTENDED A SUNDAY SERVICE

AT THEIR HOME CHURCH IN

CANADA.

A GUEST PASTOR WAS

PREACHING.

THE GUEST SPEAKER WAS

SPEAKING ABOUT HIS SERMON

TOPIC.

AND THEN HE JUST STOPPED.

HE SAID, SOMEONE HERE HAS

WEAKENING FACE MUSCLES, IS

EXTREMELY FATIGUED, HAS

SHOULDER PAIN, SAGGING

SHOULDERS AND SAGGING

BACK, AND THEIR HIPS ARE

WEAK, AND THAT PERSON WILL

END UP IN A WHEELCHAIR IF

THE LORD DOESN'T

INTERVENE.

AND THAT PERSON, I AM TO

SAY, IS HEALED.

HEALED.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

HE COMPLETELY DESCRIBED MY

SYMPTOMS.

Reporter: THE GUEST

PASTOR RETURNED TO HIS

SERMON.

AS THE SERMON FINISHED,

THERE WAS THIS BEAUTIFUL

PRAISE SONG, AND AT THAT

MOMENT, I FOUND MYSELF

ABLE TO LIFT MY ARMS ABOVE

MY HEAD TO PRAISE THE

LORD.

TO SEE HER ARMS GO IN

THE AIR, MY JAW DROPPED.

I WAS FLABBERGASTED.

IT WAS A GREAT, JOYFUL

DAY.

Reporter: ELIZABETH

WENT HOME THAT DAY TO

PREPARE A MEAL FOR HER

FAMILY AND SOME GUESTS,

WITH NO PAIN.

I WAS HEADED OFF TO THE

KITCHEN, GETTING READY TO

PREPARE LUNCH, PULLING

THINGS OUT OF THE FRIDGE.

SHE STARTED PICKING UP

HEAVY OBJECTS AND PUTTING

THEM ON TOP SHELVES.

YOU ARE IN ABSOLUTE

SUSPENDED BELIEF, FOLLOWED

BY A MARVEL.

Reporter: SINCE THAT

DAY, ELIZABETH HAS BEEN

PAIN-FREE AND HAS COMPLETE

MOBILITY.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT.

IT IS MYSTERIOUS.

PHYSICAL HEALING HAS AN

ELEMENT OF HOLY MINISTRY

TO IT THAT I DON'T THINK

WE'RE EVER GOING TO FULLY

UNDERSTAND.

I ALWAYS BELIEVED THAT THE

LORD'S POWER WAS THERE TO

HEAL.

EXPERIENCING IT YOURSELF

PLACES THINGS ON A TOTALLY

DIFFERENT LEVEL.

I UNDERSTAND HIS GRACE IN

A MORE POWERFUL WAY THAN I

EVER HAVE BEFORE.

AND I KNOW THAT I KNOW

THAT HE DID THIS, AND

THAT'S A GREAT GIFT FROM

MY SAVIOR, WHO LOVES ME.

Wendy: AND HE LOVES

YOU, TOO.

AND ELIZABETH, SHE JUST

RECEIVED THAT PRAYER BY

FAITH AND SHE WAS HEALED.

WE HAVE SOME PRAISE

REPORTS FOR YOU RIGHT NOW.

DONNA AND LOUISIANA, SHE

EXPERIENCED WEAKNESS AND

PAIN IN HER RIGHT

SHOULDER.

SHE WAS WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB" ON APRIL 3rd OF

THIS YEAR, AND SHE HEARD

YOU SAYING, PAT, "THERE IS

A MUSCULAR WEAKNESS IN THE

SHOULDER, THE RIGHT

SHOULDER, AND YOU'LL FEEL

A LIKE A BOLT OF ACTIVITY,

GO INTO THAT SHOULDER, AND

THE PAIN IS COMPLETELY

HEALED."

DONNA RECEIVED THAT WORD

AND THE PAIN IS COMPLETELY

GONE.

Pat: THIS IS FROM

TAMPA, FLORIDA.

LEXI EXERCISED DAILY,

EITHER RUNNING OR WALKING.

SHE HAD PAIN IN HER FEET.

SHE WAS IN CONSTANT PAIN.

AND ONE DAY SHE HEARD YOU

SAY, QUOTE, "GOD IS

HEALING AND TOUCHING FEET

RIGHT NOW, ALL KINDS OF

ISSUES WITH FEET.

PUT YOUR HANDS WHERE IT

HURTS, AND YOU'RE GOING TO

FEEL SOMETHING."

LEXI SAID, THAT'S ME.

AND SHE STARTED MOVING HER

FEET AND TOES, AND THERE

WAS NO PAIN.

SHE HAS HAD NO PAIN SINCE.

AND SHE HAS RETURNED TO

DAILY EXERCISE WALKING,

AND SHE IS PRAISING THE

LORD.

> THAT MULTIPLE

SCLEROSIS THING -- I'VE

BEEN IN MEETINGS AND I'VE

SEEN THEM PUSH THE

WHEELCHAIRS AND GET OUT OF

WHEELCHAIR.

IT IS A PRESENCE THAT

WANTS TO COME AND TAKE,

AND THE PERSON INVOLVED

HAS TO REBUKE THAT THING

AND DEMAND THAT THEY BE

HEALED.

IT IS A STRANGE THING AND

IT WON'T COME BACK.

BUT IT IS LIKE A PRESENCE.

Wendy: YOU'RE TALKING

ABOUT M.S.?

Pat: M.S.

ALL RIGHT.

LET'S PRAY TOGETHER.

FATHER, I PRAY WITH MY

DEAR SISTER.

I BELIEVE GOD RIGHT NOW IN

THE NAME OF JESUS.

WE AGAIN COME AGAINST THE

SPIRIT OF MULTIPLE

SCLEROSIS THAT HAS FASTED

ITSELF ON PEOPLE IN THIS

AUDIENCE.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS, BE

MADE WHOLE.

Wendy: AMEN.

THERE IS SOMEONE, YOU'RE

FEARFUL OF GETTING

DEMENTIA.

YOU DON'T HAVE IT, BUT GOD

IS SAYING TO YOU THAT HE

IS NOT ONLY GOING TO

DELIVER YOU FROM THAT

FEAR, BUT YOU WILL NEVER

GET DEMENTIA, IN JESUS'

NAME.

THERE IS ALSO SOMEONE WHO

HURT YOUR -- I BELIEVE IT

IS YOUR RIGHT WRIST

OPENING SOMETHING, DOING

SOMETHING REALLY SIMPLE,

AND GOD IS TOUCHING YOU

RIGHT NOW.

YOU'RE BEING HEALED IN

JESUS' NAME.

Pat: THERE IS A MAN,

YOU HAD STEPPED ON

SOMETHING AND HURT THE

ARCH OF YOUR RIGHT FOOT,

AND THE BOTTOM OF YOUR

FOOT IS QUITE SORE.

YOU MAY HAVE BROKEN A BONE

IN THERE, BUT GOD HAS

HEALED THAT.

YOU'LL FEEL COMPLETE

HEALING AND YOU WON'T HAVE

ANYMORE PAIN IN THE NAME

OF JESUS.

Wendy: AND GOD IS

HEALING PEOPLE WHO HAVE

BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH

DEMENTIA.

HE CAN REVERSE THINGS.

I WOULD JUST START

PRAISING GOD.

Pat: MAY THE PEACE OF

GOD COME UPON YOU.

AS JESUS SAID, MY PEACE I

GIVE UNTO YOU, NOT AS THE

WORLD GIVES UNTO YOU.

THE PEACE OF GOD UPON YOU

RIGHT NOW.

YOUR TROUBLES SHALL FADE

AWAY AS YOU SEE PEACE AND

JOY IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AMEN.

WHEREVER YOU ARE, PLEASE

GIVE US A CALL IF WE CAN

HELP YOU.

WE HAVE A PHONE NUMBER:

1-800-700-7000.

IT'S EASY.

Wendy: STILL AHEAD,

WE'VE GOT YOUR E-MAIL

QUESTIONS.

DEE SAYS, "IS IT OKAY TO

BE PENTECOSTAL, BAPTIST,

AND NON-DENOMINATIONAL?

I WATCH ALL THREE ON TV

EVERY WEEK."

STAY TUNED FOR PAT'S

ANSWER ON THAT AND MUCH

MORE, COMING UP.

Charlene: WELCOME

BACK TO "THE 700 CLUB."

A WISCONSIN COMPANY HOSTED

A CHIP PARTY TO IMPLANT

MICROCHIPS INTO ITS

WORKERS' HANDS ON TUESDAY.

IT ALLOWS EMPLOYEES TO

OPEN DOORS, LOG ON TO

COMPUTERS, ON EVEN BUY

SNACKS IN THE BREAK ROOM

WITH A SIMPLE WAVE OF THE

HAND.

THE COMPANY, THREE SQUARE

MARKETS, SAYS IT DOES NOT

INCLUDE G.P.S. TO TRACK

EMPLOYEES.

41 OF THE COMPANY'S 85

EMPLOYEES HAVE DECIDED TO

GET THE CHIPS SO FAR, AND

SOME EXPERTS BELIEVE

OTHERS WILL FOLLOW.

I THINK THAT OPINION

RESEARCH THAT HAS LOOKED

AT WHAT PEOPLE WHO ARE ON

THE CUTTING-EDGE OF

DEVELOPING THESE

TECHNOLOGIES THINK, AND

MANY THINK WE'LL BE

COMBINING TECHNOLOGY IN

OUR BODIES.

Charlene: CHRISTOPHER

WRAY IS NOW THE NEW

DIRECTOR OF THE F.B.I.

AFTER THE SENATE CONFIRMED

HIM ON TUESDAY.

WRAY REPLACES JAMES COMEY,

FIRED BY PRESIDENT TRUMP

IN MAY.

WRAY TOLD LAWMAKERS IN HIS

CONFIRMATION HEARING HE

WOULD NEVER PLEDGE LOYALTY

TO THE PRESIDENT AND HE

WOULD NOT BE, QUOTE,

"PULLING PUNCHES" AS THE

NEW DIRECTOR.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET MORE

NEWS BY GOING TO OUR

WEBSITE AT cbnnews.com.

PAT AND WENDY WILL BE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Wendy: WELCOME BACK.

WELL, CBN'S "SUPERBOOK" IS

INTRODUCING THE STORIES OF

THE BIBLE TO CHILDREN ALL

OVER THE WORLD.

AND HERE IN AMERICA, ONE

TEACHER IS USING

"SUPERBOOK" TO HELP HER

STUDENTS MEMORIZE BIBLE

VERSES.

Reporter: WHEN LENA

WHITE FIRST HEARD ABOUT

"SUPERBOOK" ON "THE 700

CLUB," SHE KNEW SHE HAD TO

GET IT FOR HER

GRANDCHILDREN.

I WAS JUST IN AWE

BECAUSE IT IS THE BIBLE

VERBATIM.

AND I JUST COULDN'T WAIT

TO ORDER IT.

THE QUALITY OF THE

PRODUCTION IS SUPERB.

THE PRODUCERS OF THE

D.V.D. HAVE DONE A

SPLENDID JOB.

Reporter: AND SHE

DECIDED TO USE IT IN HER

SECOND GRADE SUNDAY SCHOOL

CLASS.

ONE OF THE CURRICULUM

IS THEY HAD TO LEARN A

BIBLE VERSE EVERY WEEK.

I HAD THE SAME TWO

STUDENTS WHO MEMORIZED IT

EVERY WEEK.

AND NOT ONLY DID I WANT TO

REWARD THEM, I WAS TRYING

TO THINK OF A WAY THAT

WOULD MOTIVATE THE OTHER

STUDENTS.

AND THEN I REMEMBERED

"SUPERBOOK."

Reporter: STUDENTS

WHO MEMORIZED THEIR BIBLE

VERSES, COULD CHECK OUT

THE "SUPERBOOK" D.V.D.

BUT SHE WANTED ALL OF THE

STUDENTS TO LEARN, SO SHE

LET ALL OF THEM CHECK OUT

"SUPERBOOK."

NOT ONLY DO I GET TO

TEACH MY CURRICULUM, THEY

GET TO LEARN THE BIBLICAL

LESSONS FROM "SUPERBOOK."

NOT ONLY ARE THEY GETTING

ONE BIBLE LESSON A DAY,

BUT THEY'RE GETTING TWO.

Reporter: AND SHE

SAYS THEY'RE SHOWING

"SUPERBOOK" TO OTHERS.

THEY HAVE SHARED WITH

ME HOW THEY HAVE WATCHED

IT NOT JUST WITH THEIR

FAMILY MEMBERS, BUT WITH

THEIR FRIENDS.

SO IT IS A DOMINO EFFECT,

BRINGING PEOPLE CLOSER TO

THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.

SOME OF THEIR FAVORITE

EPISODES, "JONAH," AND

"NOAH'S ARK."

Reporter: LENA OWNS

EVERY D.V.D. IN THE SERIES

AND EAGLE AWAITS EACH NEW

EDITION.

THERE IS SO MUCH EVIL

IN THE WORLD TODAY, AND

"SUPERBOOK" TEACHES OUR

CHILDREN MORALITY, HOW TO

APPLY GOD'S WORD IN THEIR

LIFE.

THAT'S THE REASON I LOVE

"SUPERBOOK."

Wendy: YOU'RE NOT

ALONE.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," YOU ARE ALREADY

PART OF SHARING THE

STORIES OF THE BIBLE WITH

CHILDREN OF THE WORLD.

WE JUST WANT TO SAY THANK

YOU.

IF YOU'RE NOT A "700 CLUB"

MEMBER, WE INVITE YOU TO

JOIN TODAY.

JUST CALL THE NUMBER RIGHT

ON YOUR SCREEN.

AND WE ALSO INVITE YOU TO

BECOME A MEMBER OF OUR

"SUPERBOOK" D.V.D. CLUB.

WHEN YOU JOIN, YOU'LL

RECEIVE THREE COPIES OF

THE LATEST EPISODE FOR A

RECURRING DEBIT OF $25 ON

YOUR CREDIT CARD.

EVERY FEW WEEKS YOU'LL

RECEIVE A NEW COPY, AND

YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE

DEBITED $25.

OUR NEWEST EPISODE IS

CALLED "EXPLORER 10."

PLUS, THERE IS A BONUS

PACK, CONTAINING THREE

ADDITIONAL VIDEOS.

THAT'S SIX D.V.D.s FOR

$25.

SO CALL RIGHT NOW.

IT IS 1-800-700-7000.

OR GO TO cbn.com AND

JUST SAY, I WANT TO JOIN

THE "SUPERBOOK" D.V.D.

EVERY FOUR WEEKS YOU GET A

NEW ONE.

Pat: IT IS A

TREMENDOUS PROGRAM.

WELL, ONE PERSON REALLY

CAN CHANGE THE WORLD.

JUST ASK KENTON LEE.

THIS REGENT UNIVERSITY

CONGRATULATGRADUATE SAW A NEED AND

CAME UP WITH AN IDEA THAT

IS IMPROVING THE LIVES OF

CHILDREN IN 40 COUNTRIES

AROUND THE WORLD.

Reporter: WHEN KENTON

LEE WENT TO THE ORPHANAGES

IN KENYA, HE SAW THE

STRUGGLES THEY FACED EVERY

DAY.

BUT OUT OF THE MANY NEEDS

THEY HAD, ONE GRABBED HIS

ATTENTION.

RIGHT NEXT TO ME WAS A

LITTLE GIRL IN A WHITE

DRESS.

AS I LOOKED DOWN, I WAS

ABSOLUTELY SHOCKED AT HOW

SMALL HER SHOES WERE.

A LOT OF THE KIDS HAD ON

SHOES THAT WERE WAY TOO

SMALL.

Reporter: KENTON

LEARNED HOW DANGEROUS IT

IS FOR CHILDREN IN

DEVELOPING COUNTRIES WHO

EITHER HAVE NO SHOES OR

SHOES THAT ARE TOO SMALL.

THEY'RE WALKING AROUND

AND GETTING CUTS AND

SCRAPES AND BURNS.

AND NOW THEIR FEET ARE

OPEN AND THE PARASITES AND

DISEASES ENTER THEIR BODY

THROUGH THEIR FEET.

I THOUGHT, THERE HAS GOT

TO BE A BETTER WAY TO DO

THIS.

Reporter: WHEN KENTON

RETURNED TO THE U.S., HE

DECIDED TO START A

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION TO

HELP THESE KIDS, BUT

WASN'T SURE HOW TO MAKE IT

HAPPEN.

SO HE ENROLLED IN REGENT

UNIVERSITY'S MASTER'S

PROGRAM ABOUT LEADERSHIP.

I WANTED TO LEARN MORE

ABOUT ORGANIZATIONS AND

HOW THEY FUNCTION.

IT WAS A GREAT PROGRAM I

COULD DO ONLINE AND BE

FLEXIBLE WITH MY LIFE.

Reporter: HE CAME UP

WITH AN IDEA TO SOLVE THE

ORPHANS' PROBLEM.

HE SKETCHED OUT A DESIGN

FOR A SHOE THAT WOULD GROW

WITH A CHILD'S FOOT.

AFTER MONTHS OF REJECTIONS

AND CLOSED DOORS, HE FOUND

A DESIGN COMPANY IN

PORTLAND, OREGON, THAT

LOVED HIS IDEA AND BROUGHT

IT TO LIFE.

I STILL REMEMBER

GETTING THE BOX IN THE

MAIL THAT HAD THE FINAL

PROTOTYPE, AND THINKING,

THIS HAS BEEN SO MUCH WORK

AND SO MUCH ENERGY AND SO

MANY PRAYERS.

AND I REMEMBER OPENING IT

UP AND HOLDING IT AND

LOOKING AT IT AND MOVING

THE SNAPS AND JUST BEING

THRILLED.

Reporter: HE CALLED

IT "THE SHOE THAT GROWS.

."

IT GROWS IN THE FRONT

WITH THESE POSTS AND THESE

HOLES.

IT GROWS ON EACH SIDE WITH

HEAVY DUTY SNAPS.

AND IT GROWS ON THE BACK

WITH OUR BUCKLE.

Reporter: BY NOW,

KENTON HAD FINISHED HIS

REGENT'S MASTERS AND HAD

ESTABLISHED HIS NON-PROFIT

ORGANIZATION.

AFTER A PROFESSIONAL VIDEO

OF THE SHOE THAT GROWS

WENT VIRAL, MONEY CAME IN,

AND THEY WERE ABLE TO SHIP

35,000 PAIRS TO KIDS IN 40

COUNTRIES.

WE HAD SO MUCH SUPPORT

AND DONATIONS AND INTEREST

AND MEDIA ATTENTION.

THINGS JUST TOOK OFF IN

APRIL OF LAST YEAR, AND IT

TURNED OUR ORGANIZATION

UPSIDE DOWN, TURNED MY

LIFE UPSIDE DOWN, AND WE

HAVE NEVER BEEN THE SAME

SINCE THEN.

Reporter: TODAY

KENTON'S ORGANIZATION IS

STILL GROWING.

I REALLY FELT LIKE GOD

PUT SOMETHING IN FRONT OF

ME, AND IT WAS UP TO ME TO

SAY YES, TO PURSUE IT, AND

TO GO AFTER IT.

Reporter: HE SAYS

GOING TO REGENT UNIVERSITY

EMPOWERED HIM TO FOLLOW

GOD'S PLAN FOR HIS LIFE

AND MANY CHILDREN'S LIVES

A LITTLE BETTER.

WITHOUT THAT YEAR WITH

THE MASTER'S PROGRAM AT

REGENT, I DON'T KNOW IF

THE SHOE THAT GROWS WOULD

BE HERE TODAY.

IT WAS SUCH A BIG PART OF

MY LIFE AND OUR WORK.

IT REALLY HELPED TO CHANGE

MY LIFE.

Pat: WHAT A THRILL TO

SEE A REGENT GRADUATE --

THE IDEA OF REGENT

UNIVERSITY IS CHRISTIAN

LEADERSHIP TO CHANGE THE

WORLD.

THAT'S THE MOTTO.

AND HE IS CHANGING THE

WORLD.

LISTEN, THIS IS THE

FASTEST-GROWING UNIVERSITY

IN AMERICA.

WE'RE GROWING AT THE RATE

OF 20% COMPOUNDED EVERY

YEAR.

AND IT IS JUST EXPLODING.

WELL, WE NOW HAVE FLEXIBLE

EIGHT-AND 15-WEEK COURSES.

WE'VE GOT A COUPLE OF NEW

SUBJECTS COMING UP,

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN

CYBER-SECURITY, WITH A NEW

CYBER RANGE BEING

INSTALLED THIS MONTH.

WE HAVE A MASTER OF

SCIENCE IN COSMOGONY,

TELLING YOU HOW THE WORLD

WORKS.

IT IS 866-910-7615,RIEST

UNIVERSITY.

O, REGENTUNIVERSITY.

THEY'RE ENROLLING FOR

CLASSES COMING UP IN

ANOTHER FEW WEEKS.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO WAIT A

WHOLE SEMESTER BECAUSE

WE'RE MAKING IT AS EASY AS

POSSIBLE FOR PEOPLE TO GET

ONLINE, AND YOU CAN STUDY

ONLINE.

OR PEOPLE COME TO THE

CAMPUS, WHICHEVER.

SO IT IS KIND OF EXCITING.

Wendy: IT IS VERY

EXCITING.

WELL, COMING UP, WE'RE

GOING TO "BRING IT ON.".

TOMMY SAYS, "WHY DO ALL OF

YOUR CHRISTIANS SPEND YOUR

WHOLE LIFE PRAYING AND

SERVING SOMETHING YOU

DON'T EVEN KNOW EXISTS."

PAT TACKLES TOMMY'S

QUESTION AND MUCH MORE OF

YOUR E-MAILS AFTER THIS.

Wendy: AND WELCOME

BACK.

IT IS TIME TO "BRING IT

ON" WITH YOUR E-MAIL

QUESTIONS.

DEE SAYS, "IT IS OKAY TO

BE PENTECOSTAL, BAPTIST,

AND NON-DENOMINATIONAL?

I WATCH ALL THREE ON TV

EVER WEEK."

Pat: IT WAS LIKE A

LITTLE CHILD WHO WAS

TALKING TO A PREACHER

AFTER MONTH, AND THE

LITTLE KID SAID, WHAT

ABOMINATION DO YOU BELONG

TO?

[LAUGHTER]

Pat: THERE ARE A

BUNCH OF THEM OUT THERE.

EACH ONE FEATURES SOME

SPECIAL ASPECT OF THE

CHRISTIAN FAITH.

ONE HAS TO DO WITH THE

BAPTISM OF THE SPIRIT, ONE

HAS TO DO WITH WATER

BAPTISM, ONE HAS TO DO

WITH SANCTIFICATION, ONE

HAS TO DO WITH

JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH --

THEY ALL HAVE SIGNS OF IT.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE

DON'T GET INTO TOO CLOSED

A BOX.

WITH ME, I'M A LITTLE OF

EVERYTHING, TOO.

I KNOW WHAT IT IS.

I BELIEVE CERTAIN THINGS

HAVING TO DO WITH

SANCTIFICATION, CERTAIN

THINGS HAVING TO DO WITH

THE SECOND COMING, CERTAIN

THINGS HAVING TO DO WITH

THE BAPTISM OF THE SPIRIT.

AND I BELIEVE A LITTLE BIT

OF ALL OF IT.

I THINK THERE IS NOTHING

IN THE WORLD WRONG WITH IT

BECAUSE THERE ARE MANY

FACETS OF THE GOSPEL AND

WE NEED TO EMBRACE THEM

ALL.

Wendy: MY

GRANDPARENTS WERE SOUTHERN

BAPTISTS, MY PARENTS ARE

PRESBYTERIAN, AND I'M

NON-DENOMINATIONAL.

AND I THINK THAT'S WHY

THERE ARE SO MANY

NON-DENOMINATIONAL

CHURCHES.

Pat: THEY DON'T WANT

TO GET IN A NARROW BOX

BECAUSE THE GOSPEL IS MUCH

BROADER THAN THAT.

Wendy: TOMMY SAYS,

"WHY DO ALL OF YOU

CHRISTIANS SPEND ALL OF

YOUR LIFE PRAYING AND

WORSHIPPING SOMETHING YOU

DON'T EVEN KNOW EXISTS?

WHY DO YOU LET SOMETHING

THAT DOESN'T APPLY TO ANY

OF YOUR FIVE SENSES, SUCH

AS TOUCH, SMELL, TASTE,

HEAR, AND SEE CONTROL YOUR

WHOLE LIFE?"

Pat: I THINK IT WAS

LOUIE PASTURE WHO SAID,

THEY ASKED, WHY DO YOU

BELIEVE IN GOD?

AND HE SAID, I JUST TALKED

TO HIM A LITTLE WHILE AGO.

> THE BIBLE SAYS THE

HEAVENS DECLARE THE GLORY

OF GOD AND THE EARTH SHOWS

FORTH HIS HANDY WORK.

HE IS HERE.

HE IS IN THE VERY FIBER OF

OUR BEINGS.

DO I TALK TO HIM AND DOES

HE TALK TO ME?

YES.

IS THERE A STILL, SMALL

VOICE INSIDE OF ME TELLING

ME THINGS?

WHY DO WE SERVE SOMETHING

WE CAN'T SEE AND TOUCH,

BECAUSE THERE IS SOMETHING

MUCH STRONGER.

THE SPIRITUAL UNDERLIES

EVERYTHING.

WHAT YOU SEE, TASTE, AND

TOUCH IS ONLY A

MANIFESTATION OF THE

SPIRITUAL.

BECAUSE THAT BODY YOU'RE

SO HOPPED ON IS GOING TO

DIE AND IT IS GOING TO ROT

IN THE GROUND AND YOU'LL

TURN INTO ASHES.

THE SPIRIT IN YOU WILL

LIVE FOREVER.

THAT'S WHY US CHRISTIANS

SPEND SO MUCH TIME

WORRYING ABOUT THE SPIRIT

WHICH WILL LIVE FOREVER.

Wendy: CONNIE SAYS,

"WHILE READING IN ROMANS I

KEPT SEEING TWO PHRASES,

TO THE JEW FIRST AND THEN

THE GREEK.

AND THE SECOND WAS, THERE

IS NO PARTIALITY WITH GOD.

ISN'T THAT PARTIALITY?"

Pat: EACH PHASE IS A

LITTLE BIT AHEAD OF OF THE

OTHER ONE.

SO GOD'S REVELATION FIRST

CAME TO THE JEW, GAVE THEM

SOME PRINCIPLES, AND THEN

THAT PRINCIPLE WAS IN CAPS

LATEINCAPSUINCAPSULATED IN THE JEWS

AND EVERYONE.

YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOMETHING

TO START.

AND THE STARTING WAS AMONG

THE DESCENDENTS OF

ABRAHAM, AND THEN FROM

THERE TO THE CHRISTIANS

EARLY, AND THEN TO THE

REST OF THE WORLD.

TO THE JEW FIRST AND ALL

TO THE GREEK.

IT GOES FROM THAT TRANSIT.

THAT IS JUST THE

PROGRESSION OF LIKE A

BABY.

IT'S THE SAME THING.

Wendy: YOU'VE GOT TO

START SOMEWHERE.

> JOYCE SAYS, "ALMOST

DAILY I HEAR CHRISTIANS

SAY THAT GOD SPOKE TO

THEM.

AND THEN THEY CLARIFY, GOD

DIDN'T ACTUALLY SPEAK TO

ME OUT LOUD, AS THOUGH IF

HE DID, THAT WOULD MAKE

THEM WEIRD OR CRAZY.

GOD HAS SPOKEN TO MY

AUDIBLY ON SEVERAL

OCCASIONS AND I CONSIDER

IT A GREAT HONOR TO DO SO.

BUT I ALSO KNOW I CAN BE

SO DISTUR STUBBORN THAT IF HE

DIDN'T, I WOULDN'T GET IT.

WHY DO PEOPLE SEEM SO

EMBARRASSED?"

Pat: PEOPLE UIST TO USED TO

MAKE FUN OF ME.

I SAY, LISTEN, I WORKED

FOR THIS MAN FOR ABOUT 50

YEARS.

WOULDN'T IT BE STRANGE IF

YOU WERE EMPLOYED BY

SOMEONE FOR 50 YEARS AND

YOUR BOSS NEVER TOLD YOU

ANYTHING.

IF WE'RE SERVING GOD FOR

50 YEARS, OF COURSE WE

SPOKE TO GOD AND HE TOLD

US THINGS.

HE COMMUNICATES THROUGH

VISIONS, THROUGH INNER

VOICE, THROUGH THE BIBLE,

THROU CIRCUMSTANCES,

THROUGH A LOT OF THINGS.

> WE LEAVE YOU WITH

TODAY'S POWER MINUTE FROM

HEBREWS: "HE IS A REWARDER

OF THOSE WHO DILIGENTLY

SEEK HIM."

FOR WENDY AND ALL OF US,

THIS IS PAT ROBERTSON, AND

WE'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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