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The 700 Club - October 3, 2017

Meet the football star who plays in front of sold out crowds…at the opera house. Plus, a teen who stared down death and lived to tell the tale. Read Transcript


Wendy: COMING UP

LATER...THE FOOTBALL STAR

WHO PLAYS IN FRONT OF

SOLDOUT CROWDS.

*

Wendy: AT THE OPERA

HOUSE.

THEY WERE LIKE, DID YOU

EVER THINK ABOUT THE OPRAH OPERA

HOUSE?

I WAS LIKE, NO.

EVERYTHING SEEMED LIKE

IT WAS GOING ON IN SLOW

MOTION.

Wendy: AND HE LIVED

TO TELL THE TALE.

ALL I REMEMBER IS I

BLACKED OUT.

Wendy: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

*

Pat: WELL, TODAY

WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT

CYBER SECURITY AND CYBER

WARFARE.

AND WE'VE GOT THE HEAD OF

CYBER FOR THE I.D.F.

I THINK YOU'RE GOING TO

FIND IT VERY INTERESTING.

AND IN MY OPINION, IT'S

THE WAY FOR THE UNITED

STATES TO GET HOLD OF THE

SITUATION IN NORTH KOREA

WITHOUT GOING TO WAR.

WE CAN GO TO WAR ON CYBER,

BUT WE'LL TELL YOU MORE

ABOUT IT.

> INVESTIGATORS ARE

STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT

WHY STEPHEN PADDOCK OPENED

FIRE AT A COUNTRY MUSIC

CONCERT IN LAS VEGAS

SUNDAY NIGHT.

THE DEATH TOLL IN THAT

CARNAGE, THAT SENSELESS

KILLING, THAT ACT OF EVIL,

IS STILL RISING.

AT LEAST 49 PEOPLE ARE

DEAD, 527 PEOPLE INJURED.

Terry: WELL, WE'RE

LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE

VICTIMS OF THIS TERRORIST

ATTACK AND STORIES OF

HEROISM AS WELL.

CHARLENE AARON HAS THE

STORY.

Charlene: WE'RE

LEARNING THE NAMES OF THE

VICTIMS IN THE DEADLIEST

MASS SHOOTING IN MODERN

U.S. HISTORY.

28-YEAR-OLD AFGHANISTAN

NAVY VET CHRIS ROBEL.

HANNAH AHLERS, A MOTHER OF

THREE.

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER

SANDY CASEY.

AND OFF-DUTY OFFICER

CHARLESTON HARTFIELD.

ONE OF MY OFFICERS WAS

OFF-DUTY ATTENDING THE

CONCERT AND LOST HIS LIFE.

Charlene: 64-YEAR-OLD

STEPHEN PADDOCK OPENED

FIRE AT THE CONCERT.

BEN KENNEDY REPORTS FROM

THE SITE OF THE TRAGEDY,

THAT AUTHORITIES STAYED ON

THE SCENE LONG AFTER THE

ATTACK ITSELF.

Reporter: IT HAS BEEN

MORE THAN 24 HOURS SINCE

THE MASS SHOOTING, AND

POLICE ARE STILL HERE.

YOU CAN SEE THE FLASHING

LIGHTS OVER MY SHOULDER.

BUT AFTER THE SCENE IS

CLEAR: THE PAIN AND THE

SORROW WILL REMAIN.

Charlene: THIS WOMAN

WAS IN THE FRONT ROW OF

THE CONCERT.

WHEN I STOOD UP FROM MY

CROUCHED POSITION AT THE

FRONT OF THE STAGE, I

COULD LOOK IN A VERY SMALL

AREA, AND I SAW 20 BODIES.

Reporter: HOW DO THE

COMPREHEND THAT?

YOU DON'T.

Charlene: BUT TALES

OF HEROISM HAVE EMERGED.

TWO OTHER OFF-DUTY

OFFICERS AT THE CONCERT

RAN INTO THE LINE OF FIRE

TO HELP SAVE PEOPLE.

MIKE McCARY WAS STANDING

200 SHOTS FROM THE STAGE

WHEN THE SHOTS RANG OUT,

AND HE SACRIFICED HIMSELF

TO SHIELD HIS WIFE AND

COLLEGE STUDENTS.

I'M 53, AND THEY'RE IN

THEIR 20s.

I'VE LIVED A DECENT LIFE.

I WOULD RATHER THEY LIVE

THAN ME.

Charlene: AND WHEN

THE CALL CAME TO DONATE

BLOOD, PEOPLE LISTENED.

IN SOME PLACES, PEOPLE

WAITEDED FOR FIVE HOURS TO

GIVE BLOOD.

PADDOCK, A 64-YEAR-OLD

RETIRED ACCOUNTANT FROM

MESQUITE, NEVADA, KILLED

HISMHIMSELF BEFORE THE

OFFICERS STORMED HIS

BUILDING.

AT HIS HOME, POLICE FOUND

19 MORE RIFLES, AND

EXPLOSIVES, AND

BOMB-MAKING MATERIALS.

CLIMBS BCLAIMS BY ISIS THAT

PADDOCK WAS A SOLDIER OF

ISLAM ARE WRONG.

AND PRESIDENT PLANS TO

VISIT LAS VEGAS ON

WEDNESDAY.

President Trump:

SCRIPTURE TEACHES US THE

LORD IS CLOSE TO THE

BROKENHEARTED AND SAVES

THOSE WHO ARE CRUSHED IN

SPIRIT.

WE SEEK COMFORT IN THOSE

WORDS, FOR WE KNOW THAT

GOD LIVES IN THE HEARTS OF

THOSE WHO GRIEVE.

Charlene: CHRISTIAN

LEADERS ARE CALLING FOR

PRAYERS FOR THE VICTIMS.

CARRIE UNDERWOOD TWEETED:

"WE ARE PRAYING FOR THE

VICTIMS AND THEIR

FAMILIES.

MAY THE LORD BRING SOME

COMFORT TO THEM."

PAULA WHITE KING ALSO

POSTED A MESSAGE ON

TWITTER, SAYING: "I AM

PRAYING FOR EVERYONE

AFFECTED BY THE TRAGIC

SHOOTING IN LAS VEGAS.

I LOOK TO GOD FOR PEACE

AND STRENGTH."

CHARLENE AARON, CBN NEWS.

Pat: WELL, THE LORD

WILL HAVE TO GIVE US AN

ANSWER BECAUSE WE DON'T

REALLY HAVE IT.

AND THE SHOOTER IS DEAD,

SO WE CAN'T UNDERSTAND HIS

MOTIVE.

BUT HIS FATHER WAS ON THE

F.B.I.'S MOST-WANTED LIST,

AND HE WAS APPARENTLY

MENTALLY DISTURBED, SO

MAYBE THAT PASSED ON TO

THE SON.

I THINK WHEN IT IS ALL

BOILED DOWN, IT TURNS OUT

THAT EITHER HE WAS

DEMON-POSSESSED OR HE WAS

A MENTAL CASE.

WHATEVER IT IS, IT IS THE

MOST HORRIBLE SHOOTING AND

CAN NAGE ICARNAGE IN THE HISTORY OF

AMERICA. CHURCHES IN LAS

VEGAS CAME TOGETHER LAST

NIGHT TO GIVE THE CITY A

PLACE TO FIND COMFORT

AMIDST ITS GRIEF.

STEPHANIE RIGGS BRINGS US

THAT STORY.

Reporter: IN A PLACE

OFTEN REFERRED TO AS SIN

CITY, WE SEE A DIFFERENT

SIDE OF LAS VEGAS, AS

PEOPLE HERE TURN TO GOD,

FOLLOWING THE DEADLIEST

MASS SHOOTING IN U.S.

HISTORY.

THERE WAS GUNSHOTS AND

GUNSHOTS AND GUNSHOTS.

AND A GUY FELL BEHIND ME.

AND HE WAS COVERED IN

BLOOD.

Reporter: CHURCH LAS

VEGAS IS WHERE 16-YEAR-OLD

LYNETTE MARTINEZ FINDS

PEACE IN HER PAIN.

I SEE PEOPLE COMING

TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY.

I SEE PEOPLE -- MY HEART

IS WARMED BY AS MANY

PEOPLE THAT ARE COMING

TOGETHER RIGHT NOW, EVEN

AT THIS CHURCH.

IT IS JUST AMAZING.

IT IS A TOUGH ONE.

IT'S A TOUGH ONE.

AND I KNOW OUR HOPE IS IN

CHRIST, BUT WE'RE HUMAN

AND WE HURT.

AND WE NEED HELP.

Reporter: PASTOR

BENJAMIN PEREZ JUST

CELEBRATED THE 14th

ANNIVERSARY OF CHURCH LAS

VEGAS, AND INVITED FOUR

OTHER LAS VEGAS CHURCHES

TO UNITE IN A PRAYER

VIGIL.

THE CITY DID COME

TOGETHER AND UNIFY.

DESPITE WHAT IS PAINTED ON

TV, AND DESPITE WHAT WE

THINK WHAT VEGAS IS --

THEY CALL IT SIN CITY, BUT

I CALL IT SINCERE CITY,

BECAUSE WE'RE REALLY

SINCERE ABOUT THE ONES

THAT NEED FAMILY AND NEED

COMMUNITY.

Reporter: THIS IS THE

LAS VEGAS WE NEVER HEAR

ABOUT ON THE NEWS.

BUT NOW THESE CHURCHES ARE

TURNING UP THE VOLUME TO

DROWN OUT THE SLOT

MACHINES AND BRIGHT

LIGHTS.

THEY'RE DETERMINED TO

BRING COMFORT TO THEIR

HURTING CITY DURING THIS

DEVASTATING TIME.

AND IN THE CITY FULL OF

DARKNESS, LIGHT IS RISING

UP.

AND THE CITY IS BEING

TRANSFORMED.

WHY?

BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE

STEPPING OUT AND SAY, NO

WAY.

EVIL WILL NOT PREVAIL IN

THIS CITY.

Pat: EVIL WILL NOT

PREVAIL.

WHAT A WONDERFUL

STATEMENT.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, STILL

AHEAD, INSIDE A BRAND NEW

SCHOOL THAT IS EQUIPPING

STUDENTS TO WIN THE WARS

ON THE DIGITAL BATTLE

FIELDS.

THAT'S NEXT.

Pat: CYBER WARFARE,

COMPUTERS USED AS WEAPONS.

IT TAKES SPECIALLY TRAINED

SOLDIERS TO FIGHT AND

DEFEND THIS DIGITAL

BATTLEFIELD.

THAT'S WHY REGENT

UNIVERSITY OPENED A

STATE-OF-THE-ART CYBER

RANGE.

IT WILL GIVE STUDENTS THE

HIGHEST LEVEL OF TRAINING

FOR STUDENTS IN CYBER

CAREERS.

HERE TO TALK ABOUT IS

YARON ROSEN, HE HEADS UP

THE ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES

CYBER DIVISION.

IT IS GREAT TO HAVE YOU

HERE.

IT IS GOOD TO BE HERE.

Pat: YOU USED TO

WATCH "THE 700 CLUB."

I REMEMBER THAT.

IT WAS THE ONLY COLOR TV

IN ISRAEL BACK THEN.

Pat: THAT GAVE US A

LITTLE EDGE?

YES.

Pat: I'M GLAD TO

COUNT YOU AMONG OUR

AUDIENCE.

LISTEN, WHAT DID WE BUY AT

REGENT?

WHAT IS THIS THING THAT IS

OVER THERE NOW?

WHAT WILL IT DO?

I THINK IT WILL TAKE

CARE OF THE OPERATORS, THE

TRAIN OPERATORS.

YOU CAN'T THROW, YOU KNOW,

TRAINED SOLDIERS AND TELL

THEM THEY'RE TRAINED IF

THEY DON'T FEEL AND DON'T

HAVE FRICTION.

IN THE BATTLEFIELD.

IT IS A BATTLEFIELD.

IF YOU READ A BOOK, IT IS

NOT GOOD ENOUGH.

YOU CAN'T GO TO WARS LIKE

THAT.

YOU DON'T THAT WITH PILOTS

OR MARINES OR GROUND

FORCES.

YOU TRAIN THEM.

SO THIS TRAINING, THIS

CYBER RANGE, IS GOING TO

MAKE THE STUDENTS MUCH

MORE CAPABLE.

SO WHEN THEY MEET THEIR

ENEMY -- AND IT'S THEIR

ENEMY -- FACE TO FACE, SO

TO SPEAK, THEY'RE GOING TO

BE MUCH BETTER IN HOW THEY

DEAL WITH IT AND MITIGATE

THE RISKS THAT COME OUT OF

THIS ATTACK.

Pat: IS ISRAEL ABLE

TO OVERCOME THE ENEMIES

AROUND HER?

I IMAGINE ISRAEL IS SO

MUCH SUPERIOR IN TERMS OF

SUPER-TECHNOLOGY.

AM I CORRECT IN THAT?

WE'RE WORKING VERY HARD

TO BE SUPERIOR.

IT IS HARD WORK BECAUSE IT

IS LIKE MOVING ON AN

SCHRADEANESCALATOR THAT IS MOVING

DOWN.

YOU CAN'T BE STANDING.

YOU HAVE TO BE CONSTANTLY

MOVING UP.

YOU HAVE TO MOVE FASTER

THAN THE STAIRS MOVING

DOWN.

IT IS A CONSTANT RACE.

THERE IS ACTUALLY A ARMS

RACE OUT THERE.

SO YOU HAVE TO BE VERY

RESOURCEFUL, AND YOU HAVE

TO LEARN VERY QUICK.

THE LEARNING CYCLE HAS TO

BE VERY QUICK.

IT'S NOT ENOUGH TO GO OUT

OF SCHOOL AND YOU THINK

YOU KNOW EVERYTHING --

IT'S NOT.

YOU HAVE TO LEARN EVERY

DAY AND DEBRIEF YOURSELF

AND THINK OF THE

TECHNOLOGY AND WHERE

TECHNOLOGY IS GOING.

BECAUSE THE TECHNOLOGY IS

ACTUALLY THE LANDSCAPE OF

THIS REALM. IT IS A

MANMADE REALM.

WHEN YOU HAVE A MANMADE

REALM, YOU HAVE TECHNOLOGY

AND YOU HAVE THE FLAWS IN

TECHNOLOGY, AND THE BAD

PEOPLE USE THE FLAWS TO

GET INTO WHERE THEY

SHOULDN'T BE.

AND SO IT'S A RACE, A

CONSTANT RACE.

Pat: WHEN I WAS OVER

THERE -- I'VE BEEN THERE,

OF COURSE, SO MANY TIMES

TO ISRAEL.

BUT BENNY GANZ WAS A

FRIEND AND HE WAS A

COMMANDING OFFICER.

BUT I REMEMBER TRYING TO

THINK, THE HEZBOLLAH HAD

AT THAT TIME ABOUT 80,000

ARTILLERY PIECES OF

ROCKETS AIMED AT ISRAEL.

ARE THEY ANY BETTER IN

TERMS OF CYBER THAN ISRAEL

AT THIS POINT IN TIME?

I HOPE THEY'RE NOT.

[LAUGHTER]

Pat: I'M SURE.

WE'RE WORKING HARD TO

MAKE SURE THEY'RE NOT.

THAT'S OUR JOB IN THE

I.D.F.

I JUST RETIRED, BUT I

THINK NOTHING HAS CHANGED

SINCE I RETIRED, SINCE IT

WAS SUNDAY.

I HOPE NOTHING CHANGED IN

THE LAST TWO DAYS.

BUT WE'RE STILL WORKING

VERY HARD TO KEEP UP TO

SPEED WITH OUR ENEMIES.

EVERYONE IS DOING A GOOD

JOB IN ISRAEL.

I HOPE BETTER THAN WHAT

THEY ARE DOING.

BUT THEY'RE ALSO WORKING

HARD AS WELL.

SO IT'S NOT AN EASY JOB TO

DO.

Pat: THEY WERE

SENDING ALL OF THOSE

ROCKETS.

I WAS THERE IN KIRIESH,

AND THIS ROCKET WAS

BURNING ON THE HILLSIDE,

WHERE WE WERE, AND THEY

COULDN'T TARGET ANYTHING.

HAVE THEY IMPROVED THEIR

CONTROL OF WHERE THEY'RE

GOING TO SEND THOSE

ROCKETS?

SADLY, THEY HAVE.

SADLY, THEY HAVE.

THEY HAVE GROWN IN NUMBERS

BE INACCURACY, AND IN THE

RANGE.

SO THE I.D.F. AND ISRAEL

HAS A VERY HARD JOB, A

VERY CHALLENGING JOB, IN

PREVENTING WAR, FIRST OF

ALL.

WE DON'T WANT WAR.

NO ONE WANTS WAR IN

ISRAEL.

SO WE HAVE TO DETER OUR

ENEMIES.

SO WE'RE WORKING ON A

DAY-TO-DAY BASIS TO KEEP

THE ACCURACY AND THE RANGE

OF THE MISSILES, AND WE'RE

NOT GOING TO LET ISRAEL --

ISRAEL HAS STATED VERY

CLEARLY THAT IT IS NOT

GOING TO LET ITS ENEMIES

GROW STRONGER

INDEFINITELY.

IT IS GOING TO STOP WHAT

NEEDS TO BE STOPPED.

Pat: HAS THAT IRON

DOME HELPED YOU?

OF COURSE.

STRATEGIC CAPABILITY.

STRATEGIC CAPABILITY.

IT GIVES YOU STRENGTH.

IT GIVES YOU GOOD DEFENSE.

IT GIVES YOU STRATEGIC

CAPABILITY TO ABSORB,

THINK, AND THEN IF YOU

NEED TO ATTACK, WHEN YOU

ARE READY.

EVEN IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING

ACCURATE, IT IS STOPPED

BEFORE IT HURTS INNOCENT

CIVILIANS.

Pat: I KNOW IT'S YOUR

WHEELHOUSE, SO TO SPEAK.

BUT IF THE UNITED STATES

USE CYBER ATTACKS AGAINST

NORTH KOREA TO SHUT THEM

DOWN -- DO YOU THINK THEY

SHOULD?

IT IS VERY HARD TO SHUT

SOMEBODY DOWN.

THE THING IS THE OTHER

SIDE HAS TO BE VERY CYBER

IF YOU WANT TO HIT THEM

WITH CYBER.

THAT'S THE FACT WITH CYBER

STUFF.

NORTH KOREA IS VERY GOOD

WITH CYBER, BUT THEY'RE

WAY BACK IN THE COUNTRY.

THE COUNTRY IS -- BECAUSE

OF THE LEADERSHIP, AND

WHAT IT DOES TO ITS

CITIZENS, THE NORMAL

CITIZEN DOESN'T SEE

ANYTHING DIGITAL.

THE DIGITAL LANDSCAPE OF

NORTH KOREA, MY ASSUMPTION

IS, IS NOT VERY DEVELOPED.

SO THEY CAN HURT WHO THEY

WANT TO HURT.

BUT IT IS VERY HARD TO

HURT BACK IN CYBER SPACE,

IN DIGITAL SPACE, BECAUSE

THEY'RE UNDEVELOPED.

SO IT'S SOMETHING WHICH IS

FRUSTRATING, MAYBE,

BECAUSE THE CYBER WARFARE

IS ANOTHER STRATEGIC TOOL

YOU WOULD WANT TO USE, ON

ONE HAND, BUT AGAINST

ENEMIES THAT ARE NOT

CYBER, IT IS HARD.

Pat: WELL, THAT --

AGAINST IRAN, THERE WAS

THAT WORM THAT WAS

INSERTED INTO THE COMPUTER

SYSTEM TO MAKE THEM GO

CRAZY.

IS THAT POSSIBLE AGAIN

WITH IRAN?

I MEAN, THEY'RE VERY CLOSE

TO GETTING NUCLEAR

WEAPONS.

AND THEY SAID THEY'RE

GOING TO DESTROY ISRAEL

ONCE THEY GET THEM.

I THINK ISRAEL STATED

VERY WELL THE RED LINES.

IRAN IS STATING CLEARLY

ITS INTENTIONS, AND WE

NEED TO DO WHAT WE NEED TO

DO TO STOP IRAN.

WHATEVER IT TAKES.

WHETHER IT'S KINETICALLY

OR CYBER.

WE WILL DO WHAT NEEDS TO

BE DONE.

Pat: NO QUESTION.

IT'S A CAMPAIGN.

THERE IS NO WAY TO STOP

THIS IN ONE DAY OR

ANOTHER.

IT IS SOMETHING YOU HAVE

TO -- IT IS AN ONGOING

CAMPAIGN, A STRUGGLE

BETWEEN THEM AND US.

WE THINK WE'RE RIGHT AND

WE INTEND TO STAY AROUND.

AND THEY CAN SAY WHAT THEY

WANT TO SAY, BUT WE WILL

STAY AROUND.

Pat: WELL, YOU KNOW,

THEY'VE LAID OUT A

BLUEPRINT ABOUT HOW THEY

WANT TO DESTROY ISRAEL.

DOES THAT MEAN AN

PREEMPTIVE STRIKE AGAINST

THEIR NUCLEAR FACILITY, IF

THEY GET CLOSE TO GETTING

A BOMB?

THEY DON'T HAVE ONE YET,

DO THEY?

I HOPE THEY DON'T.

THEY'RE UNDER THE NUCLEAR

THRESHOLD, OKAY?

JUST PROBABLY RIGHT BEFORE

IT.

SO THAT MEANS THAT WITH AN

EFFORT, THEY CAN CROSS

THAT LINE.

I'M NOT SURE OF THE TREATY

THAT WAS SIGNED WITH THEM

WILL PREVENT THEM FROM

DOING THAT.

WHAT I'M SURE IS THAT WE

WILL BE LOOKING AND

TESTING AND SAYING WHAT

NEEDS TO BE SAID WHEREVER

IT NEEDS TO BE SAID.

Pat: ISRAEL -- DON'T

GIVE ME ANY MILITARY

SECRETS, BUT ISRAEL KNOWS

WHAT IRAN IS DOING?

AM I CORRECT IN THAT?

I HOPE SO.

Pat: YOU HOPE SO?

I KNOW WHAT I KNOW, AND

I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE DON'T

KNOW.

Pat: OKAY.

LET'S GO BACK TO THE CYBER

RANGE THAT REGENT BOUGHT.

WHAT CAPABILITIES DOES

THAT THING HAVE?

THE CAPABILITIES ARE

QUITE INTERESTING.

IT REALLY PUTS, YOU KNOW,

TEAMS OF I.T. GUYS --

STUDENTS THAT ARE STUDYING

HOW TO PROTECT SYSTEMS,

NOT ONLY COMPUTER SYSTEMS

AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS,

BUT ALSO CRITICAL

INFRASTRUCTURE COMPUTER

SYSTEMS, AND IT ACTUALLY

LET'S YOU WALK THROUGH IN

DIFFERENT SCENARIOS.

AND THEY GIVE YOU

REAL-LIFE EXPERIENCES.

AND THE VERY IMPORTANT

THING IS YOU CAN DEBRIEF

LATER ON AND SEE EXACTLY

WHO DID WHAT IN WHAT PART

OF THE DRILL.

SO SPEAKING ABOUT THE

LEARNING CYCLE, IT HAS TO

BE VERY FAST.

YOU HAVE TO LEARN FROM

WHAT YOU DO.

IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO SAY,

HEY, EVERYBODY DID WELL.

WAIT, WAIT, WAIT.

NO.

YOU HAVE TO BE ACCURATE

BECAUSE IT IS A VERY

SCIENTIFIC AND ACCURATE

POINT T TO POINT REALM.

IT IS ABOUT BITS AND

BYTES.

SO YOU HAVE TO BE VERY

ACCURATE IN WHAT YOU

TEACH.

BECAUSE IF YOU'RE WRONG,

IT IS GOING TO GO AROUND

YOU.

SO IT IS A VERY ACCURATE

BUSINESS.

SO I THINK IT REALLY

BRINGS -- IT WILL BRING

THE STUDENTS TO A HIGHER

LEVEL OF UNDERSTANDING,

AND THEY WILL HAVE

BATTLEFIELD FRICTION

EXPERIENCE.

AND THE CHALLENGE THE

RANGE WILL HAVE IS TO GROW

BETTER AND BETTER AND WORK

WITH OTHER RANGES, BLUE

AND RED TEAMS, AND CARRY

ON ONGOING COMPAIGNS

BECAUSE WHAT YOU REALLY

NEED TO DO THESE DAYS --

IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO DEFEND

YOURSELF FROM RANSOMWARE

AND STUFF THAT HAS NO

ADDRESSES.

THEY ARE SENT AND THEY

HOPE TO CATCH SOMETHING IN

THE NET.

THE PROBLEM IS, WHEN

SOMEONE WANTS TO HIT YOU,

YOU HAVE TO DEFEND

YOURSELF.

AND HE IS LOOKING AT YOU.

IF HE DOESN'T COME THROUGH

THE DOOR, HE WILL COME

THROUGH THE WINDOW.

AND IF HE DOESN'T COME

THROUGH THE WINDOW, HE'LL

COME THROUGH THE CHIMNEY.

SO YOU HAVE TO BE VERY

PERSISTENT IN YOUR

DEFENSE.

THAT IS A CHALLENGE THAT

CAN BE ONLY MET IF YOU

PRACTICE AND PRACTICE AND

LEARN AND LEARN.

I THINK IT IS GOING TO GET

THE STUDENTS TO BE MUCH

BETTER --

Pat: IT SOUNDS THAT

WAY.

IS REGENT DOING WHAT IT

SHOULD DO?

I THINK IT IS DOING

GREAT.

AND I THINK IT IS GOING TO

BE REALLY PIONEERING IN

MANY OTHER ISSUES AROUND

THIS.

AND I THINK IT IS JUST A

SEED.

YOU'RE GOING TO SEE THINGS

GROW FROM THAT.

AND APPETITE FROM THE

STUDENTS THAT WILL SEE

WHAT IT DOES, THE IMPACT

IT HAS.

I THINK IT WILL BE

FANTASTIC.

Pat: LISTEN,

APPRECIATE YOU BEING WITH

US.

BRIGADIER GENERAL YARON

ROSEN.

DID YOU SAY YOU RETIRED?

YES.

Pat: WHEN DID YOU

RETIRE?

TWO DAYS AGO.

Pat: HAPPY BEGINNING

OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Pat: YARON ROSEN,

BRIGADIER GENERAL, I.D.F.

Terry: UP NEXT, THE

FORMER FOOTBALL STANDOUT

WHO TRADED HIS PLAYBOOK

FOR PUTINI.

I HAD NO HOPES AND

DREAMS AT ALL OF BEING A

PROFESSIONAL SINGER.

Terry: ONE OF OPERA'S

RISING STARS LOOKS BACK AT

HIS IMPROBABLE JOURNEY TO

CARNEGIE HALL.

> FIRST, ONE VIEWER

ASKS: "WILL WE BE MARRIED

TO OUR SPOUSE ONCE WE GET

TO HEAVEN?"

PAT ROBERTSON IS GOING TO

ANSWER THAT AND MORE, WHEN

Terry: TIME FOR YOUR

QUESTIONS AND HONEST

ANSWERS.

PAT, THIS FIRST ONE COMES

FROM A VIEWER WHO SAYS:

"IF WE'RE MARRIED OR IN A

RELATIONSHIP DOWN ON

EARTH, WILL WE BE STILL BE

IN THAT SAME RELATIONSHIP

WHEN WE GET TO HEAVEN, AS

LONG AS THE COUPLE ARE

BOTH BELIEVERS?"

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Pat: JESUS WAS

TALKING ABOUT THAT.

HE SAID, LOOK, WHEN YOU'RE

IN HEAVEN, YOU ARE NEITHER

MARRIED OR GIVEN IN

MARRIAGE.

BUT YOU'RE LIKE THE

ANGELS.

THE ANGELS ARE ASEXUAL,

AND THEY DON'T REPRODUCE

BECAUSE THEY LIVE FOREVER.

SO THERE IS NEED FOR THEM

TO HAVE BABIES OR HUSBANDS

AND WIVES.

I THINK IN HEAVEN, YOU'RE

NOT GOING TO HAVE THAT

RELATIONSHIP.

YOU WON'T HAVE A BODY.

YOU'LL BE A SPIRITUAL

BEING.

AND THAT'S WHAT JESUS

SAID.

YOU'LL BE LIKE THE ANGELS.

SO I JUST QUOTE HIM.

Terry: THAT WILL DO.

THIS IS KAY WHO SAYS, "ARE

CARD GAMES IN ANY WAY

DEMONIC?

WHAT ABOUT GAMBLING CARD

GAMES?"

Pat: THE THING ABOUT

GAMBLING -- U YOU'RE LOOKING

AT SOMEBODY WHO WAS UP TO

HIS EYEBALLS IN GAMBLING

IN THE OLD DAYS.

THE THING THAT IS WRONG

WITH GAMBLING IS THAT YOU

ARE TEMPTING GOD EVERY

TIME -- YOU KNOW, YOU'RE

TRYING TO PULL AN INSIDE

STRAIGHT OR YOU'RE TRYING

TO GET A FLUSH OR A FULL

HOUSE.

AND YOU JUST NEED ONE MORE

CARD TO MAKE IT, AND YOU

PUSH ALL OF THAT MONEY

ACROSS THE TABLE.

AND YOU'RE ASKING GOD, AND

IN A SENSE YOU'RE TEMPTING

HIM TO DO SOMETHING.

THAT'S WHY GAMBLING IS

SIN.

AS FAR AS THROWING A

QUARTER INTO A SLOT

MACHINE ON THE WAY OUT THE

DOOR, WHO CARES?

THAT'S NO BIG DEAL.

AND PLAYING CARDS ARE NOT

DEMONIC.

DON'T INVEST IT WITH

ANYMORE THAN YOU HAVE TO.

JUST REALIZE WHY THERE IS

SOMETHING WRONG ABOUT IT.

Terry: THIS IS JULIE

WHO SAYS, "JOHN 3: 16 SAYS

"FOR GOD SO LOVED THE

WORLD HE GAVE HIS ONLY

BEGOTTEN SON, THAT

WHOSOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM

SHALL NOT PERISH BUT HAVE

EVERLASTING LIFE.

WHAT DOES THE WORD

"BELIEVE" MEAN THERE?"

Pat: IT MEANS THE

SAME THING AS ANYWHERE

ELSE.

BELIEVE IS COMMITTAL.

THEY TELL THE STORY ABOUT

THE MAN WHO WAS GOING

ACROSS NIAGARA FALLS ON A

TIGHT-ROPE AND HE WAS IN A

BARREL.

AND HE SAID TO THE

AUDIENCE, DO YOU BELIEVE

THAT I CAN GO ACROSS ON

THIS TIGHT-ROPE IN A

BARREL OVER NIAGARA FALLS.

AND A NUMBER OF PEOPLE

SAID, YES, WE THINK SO.

AND HE LOOKED AT THEM AND

HE SAID, I BELIEVE IT.

AND HE SAYS, OKAY, YOU

COME AND GET IN THE

BARREL.

ARE YOU WILLING TO GET IN

THE BARREL?

IS YOUR BELIEF SOMETHING

THAT YOU WOULD TAKE

POSITIVE ACTION ABOUT IT?

WOULD YOU COMMIT YOUR

LIFE?

WOULD YOU COMMIT YOUR

TOTAL BEING TO THE LORD?

THAT'S WHAT "WHOEVER

BELIEVES IN HIM "-- THAT'S

WHAT IT MEANS.

Terry: THIS VIEWER

SAYS: "ISN'T IT A SIN TO

WATCH MOVIES, TV SHOWS, OR

LISTEN TO MUSIC THAT USES

JESUS NAIN IJESUS' NAME IN VAIN?"

Pat: IN HOLLYWOOD,

THEY USE JESUS' NAME LIKE

I WOULD SAY GOOD MORNING.

THEY DON'T TALK ABOUT

MUHAMMAD.

IT IS ALWAYS JESUS CHRIST.

Terry: MOT MORE THAN

TWICE.

Pat: THEY DON'T

REALIZE THIS IS AN AFFRONT

TO AN EVANGELICAL.

YOU KNOW, WHAT'S SIN?

AND IS IT WRONG TO DO

THAT?

I THINK IF YOUR SPIRIT IS

GRIEVED WHEN YOU HEAR THIS

STUFF, THEN TURN IT OFF

AND DON'T WATCH IT.

IT'S JUST THAT SIMPLE.

Terry: THIS IS A

VIEWER WHO SAYS: "THE

MAJORITY OF CHRISTIANS

I'VE SPOKEN TO SAY THEY

NEVER HAVE HEARD AN

AUDIBLE VOICE FROM GOD,

BUT IT IS MORE OF AN IDEA

THAT CAME THROUGH THEIR

MINDS.

HOW DO WE KNOW IT IS GOD

SPEAKING AND NOT JUST

SOMETHING WE THINK OF

OURSELVES?

MY THOUGHTS CAN BE RANDOM,

SO IT'S ORDINARY FOR AN

IDEA TO COME OUT OF THE

BLUE."

Pat: SOMETIMES GOD

WILL SPEAK TOE CLEARLY SO CLEARLY THAT

YOU KNOW IT IS HIM

SPEAKING, LIKE, DO THIS.

HE SPOKE TO ME ABOUT A

PARTICULAR INDIVIDUAL, AND

HE SAID, FIRE HIM.

Terry: THAT CLEARLY?

Pat: THAT CLEARLY.

USUALLY IT IS A STILL,

SMALL VOICE, AND

IMPRESSION INSIDE.

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY?

THOSE WHO BY REASON OF

VIEWS HAVE THEIR SENSES

EXERCISED THAT THEY CAN

DISCERN GOOD FROM EVIL.

I THINK THAT'S WHAT IT IS.

IT IS PRACTICING THE

PRESENCE OF GOD.

AND THAT'S IT.

WHAT ELSE?

Terry: THAT'S IT FOR

TODAY.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR

QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR

ANSWERS.

> WELL, AT 62, 290,

MORRIS ROBINSON WAS A

THREE-TIME ALL-AMERICAN

LINEMAN IN COLLEGE, BUT HE

FOUND HIS TRUE CALLING FAR

AWAY FROM THE GRID IRON

AND INSIDE THE OPERA

HOUSE.

MO ISEM BRINGS US HIS

STORY.

*

*

THERE WERE SO MANY

THINGS THAT HAPPENED ALONG

THE WAY ON THIS JOURNEY

THAT MORRIS ROBINSON COULD

NOT HAVE MANUFACTURED.

GOD HAS A PLAN FOR ALL OF

US, AND WE DON'T KNOW WHAT

IT IS.

YOU HAVE TO BE PATIENT AND

WAIT ON HIM, AND HE WILL

GUIDE YOU.

*

Reporter: HOW WOULD

YOU FINISH THIS SENTENCE:

GOD MADE ME...

WHOLE.

*

Reporter: WHOLE.

WHY IS THAT?

I'VE BEEN ABLE TO

EXPERIENCE A LOT OF

DIFFERENT THINGS IN LIFE.

I WAS A FULL-TIME ATHLETE.

A LOT OF KIDS DREAM OF

THAT, BEING ABLE TO GO TO

PLAY DIVISION ONE COLLEGE

FOOTBALL AND BE ON THE

TEAM AND HANG OUT WITH THE

FELLOWS.

I DID THAT.

GOD GAVE ME LIFE IN THE

BUSINESS WORLD.

HE GAVE ME A FAMILY.

I'M A DAD.

I'VE GOTTEN TO DO ALL OF

THESE THINGS, BUT THE ONE

THING HE HAS REALLY

BLESSED ME WITH IS THE

ABILITY TO EXPRESS MYSELF

MUSICALLY.

I HAD NO IDEA AT ALL, NO

ASPIRATIONS OR HOPES AND

DREAMS, AT ALL, OF BEING A

PROFESSIONAL SINGER.

THAT NEVER CROSSED MY

MIND.

MY MOTHER WAS ALWAYS IN MY

EAR SAYING, YOU KNOW YOU

SHOULD BE SINGING.

YOU SHOULD NEVER WALK AWAY

FROM MUSIC.

SHE MADE ME JOIN THE

PASTOR'S CHOIR, YOU KNOW.

AT THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN

CHURCH, HIS CHOIR WAS

ALWAYS THE PASTOR'S CHOIR.

I DIDN'T WANT TO BE A

SINGER.

I WANTED TO BE A DRUMMER.

JAMES CLEVELAND HAD A SONG

CALLED "AIN'T NOBODY DO ME

LIKE JESUS."

AND IT WAS REALLY -- I GOT

BUSTED SINGING IT.

I WAS IN MY ROOM --

* AIN'T NOBODY DO ME LIKE

JESUS *

AND MY MOM WAS, WAS THAT

YOU?

AND I WAS, LIKE, NO.

AND THE NEXT THING I KNOW,

I'M IN THE CHOIR ON SUNDAY

MORNING.

AND THEY HAD A TAPE

RECORDER, SO THERE IS

PROBABLY A TAPE RECORDING

OF IT SOMEWHERE.

Reporter: YOU MOVE

INTO SALES AFTER FOOTBALL,

AND YOU'RE IN IT FOR

ALMOST A DECADE.

MY SECOND PERIOD, I WAS

LIKE REP OF THE YEAR.

I SOLD MAYBE A HALF A

MILLION DI DISKETS TO THE

MONETARY FUND.

I WAS NAILING IT.

BUT I WAS, LIKE, THIS

ISN'T REALLY WHAT I HAD IN

MY SPIRIT.

Reporter: WAS THERE A

CERTAIN POINTER IN THAT

TENURE WINDOW WHERE THAT

BECAME A WEIGHT?

I JUST KNEW I NEEDED TO

BE DOING SOMETHING ELSE.

AT THE TIME, I THOUGHT, I

JUST NEED ANOTHER JOB.

I'M DOING THIS AND THIS IS

GREAT, BUT MAYBE IF I MADE

MORE MONEY AND HAD A

BIGGER OPPORTUNITY AND

CONTROLLED A LARGER

TERRITORY, I'D FEEL

BETTER.

I TOOK A JOB WITH MONSANTO

IN NEW ENGLAND, AND IT GOT

WORSE.

I WAS MAKING ALMOST TWICE

AS MUCH MONEY, AND I WAS

MISERABLE.

I JUST COULD NOT FIGURE

OUT WHAT IT WAS I SHOULD

BE DOING.

IT WAS WHILE I WAS THERE,

I AUDITIONED FOR THE NEW

ENGLAND CONSERVATORY'S

MUSIC.

Reporter: WHAT

COMPELLED YOU TO TAKE THAT

AUDITION?

I WAS RIDING THROUGH

DOWNTOWN BOSTON, AND I

THINK I PULLED OVER AND I

SAID, HEY, I DON'T KNOW

WHAT I'M DOING HERE, BUT I

KIND OF SING A LITTLE BIT.

AND TWO WEEKS LATER, I'M

SINGING THE NATIONAL

ANTHEM FOR THEM.

AND THEY WERE LIKE, HAVE

YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT

SINGING OPERA?

AND I WAS, LIKE, NO.

AND THEY SAID, WITH A

VOICE LIKE YOURS, YOU

SHOULD.

THAT WAS KIND OF THE

BEGINNING OF THIS JOURNEY.

*

SOME PEOPLE THINK, THIS

GUY, DOES HE WORK HARD AT

THIS?

WHY IS IT HAPPENING FOR

HIM?

THEY HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH

I RELY ON THE STRENGTH AND

THE GUIDANCE OF THE LORD.

Reporter: WHAT ADVICE

WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE

WHO MIGHT BE WATCHING, WHO

IS IN THE THICK OF WHAT

THEY BELIEVE TO BE THE

AMERICAN DREAM AND DOESN'T

HAVE PEACE?

I ALWAYS SAY THAT, YOU

KNOW, GOD WILL REVEAL HIS

PLAN FOR YOU, AND YOU JUST

HAVE TO WAIT IT OUT.

IT MAY SEEM INSURMOUNTABLE

AND UNBEARABLE, BUT YOU

STAY WITH WHAT YOU'RE

DOING AND THE LORD WILL

PRESENT AN OPPORTUNITY FOR

YOU.

Terry: THE BIBLE

SAYS, HE GIVES US OUR

HEART'S DESIRES,

ESPECIALLY WHEN OUR

DESIRES WILL HONOR HIM.

WHAT AN AMAZING PLACE.

AND WHAT AN UNBELIEVABLE

CAREER MORRIS NOW HAS,

WHERE WE ALL GET TO ENJOY

HIS GIFT.

> WELL, STILL AHEAD, A

4-YEAR-OLD GIRL GETS

LIFE-SAVING SURGERY, AND

IT IS FREE OF CHARGE.

Efrem: WELCOME BACK

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

PRESIDENT TRUMP ARRIVES IN

PUERTO RICO EARLY TODAY TO

MEET WITH SOME OF THE

PEOPLE STRUGGLING TO

RECOVER FROM HURRICANE

MARIA.

President Trump: WE

ARE GOING TO BE SEEING ALL

OF THE FIRST RESPONDERS,

THE MILITARY, FEMA, AND,

FRANKLY, MOST IMPORTANTLY,

WE'RE GOING TO BE SEEING

THE PEOPLE OF PUERTO RICO.

Efrem: MILITARY AND

CIVILIANS ARE WORKING TO

HAND OUT ONE MILLION MEALS

AND TWO MILLION GALLONS OF

WATER.

BUT THE MAYOR OF SAN JUAN

SAYS MORE HELP IS

DESPERATELY NEEDED.

MOST OF PUERTO RICO IS

STILL WITHOUT POWER, PHONE

SERVICE, OR FUEL.

> JUST AN HOUR OF

EXERCISE A WEEK CAN HELP

PREVENT DEPRESSION, AND IT

DOESN'T HAVE TO BE INTENSE

EXERCISE, EITHER.

THAT IS THE FINDING FROM A

STUDY BY AN INTERNATIONAL

RESEARCH TEAM PUBLISHED IN

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF

PSYCHIATRY.

THE STUDY'S LEAD AUTHOR

CALLS THE RESULT EXCITING

BECAUSE IT SHOWS EVEN A

SMALL AMOUNT OF EXERCISE

CAN GIVE YOU SIGNIFICANT

PROTECTION AGAINST

DEPRESSION.

> REMEMBER, YOU CAN

ALWAYS GET THE LATEST FROM

CBN NEWS BY GOING TO OUR

WEBSITE AT cbnnews.com.

TERRY WILL BE BACK WITH

MUCH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" COMING UP, RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Terry: VERA IS A

LITTLE GIRL WITH A HOLE IN

HER HEART.

DOCTORS SAID SHE WOULD DIE

IF SHE DIDN'T HAVE SURGERY

SOON.

THE PROBLEM WAS HER

PARENTS THAT NO MONEY FOR

THE OPERATION.

SO THEY PRAYED FOR HELP.

VERA IS A DADDY'S GIRL.

SOME MORNINGS SHE GETS UP

AT 4 a.m. JUST TO SAY

GOOD-BYE TO HIM.

SHE GIVES ME A KISS

BEFORE I GO TO WORK.

I LEAVE THINKING ABOUT MY

LITTLE GIRL.

Terry: ONE DAY WHILE

THEY WERE WALKING, SAIRA

SAT DOWN ON THE CURB TO

REST.

HER BREATHING WAS LABORED.

HER PARENTS WONDERED IF

SHE HAD PNEUMONIA, WHICH

HAD TAKEN THE LIFE OF HER

OLDER SISTER.

THE DOCTORS TOLD US SHE

NEEDED SURGERY OR ELSE SHE

WOULD DIE.

THEY SAID IT WAS URGENT.

THE SOONER THE BETTER.

Terry: SAIRA SUFFERED

FROM A HOLE IN HIS HEART,

WHICH CAUSED PROBLEMS WITH

CIRCULATION AND BREATHING.

HER FAMILY PRAYED FOR HER

TO RECOVER, SINCE JULIO

COULD NOT AFFORD TO PAY

FOR SURGERY TO SAVE HER

LIFE.

I DIDN'T HAVE EVEN FIVE

CENTS TO PAY FOR AN

OPERATION.

ONE DAY SHE FOUND ME

CRYING AND SAID, DADDY,

DON'T CRY.

I'M GOING TO BE CURED.

I CRIED AND I TOLD HER --

I PRAYED THAT MY DAUGHTER

WOULDN'T DIE.

Terry: WHEN

"OPERATION BLESSING"

LEARNED ABOUT HER

CONDITION, WE TOOK HER TO

A HOSPITAL WHERE SHE

RECEIVED FREE OPEN-HEART

SURGERY.

"OPERATION BLESSING"

SAVED MY DAUGHTER'S LIFE.

NOW THAT SHE HAS

RECOVERED, SHE PLAYS WITH

HER BROTHER, AND SHE NO

LONGER STRUGGLES TO

BREATHE.

THANK YOU FOR CHANGING

EVERYTHING FOR HER.

Terry: CAN YOU

IMAGINE BEING A MOM AND A

DAD WHO HAVE ALREADY LOST

ONE CHILD TO AN ILLNESS,

AND NOW YOU'RE TOLD THAT

YOUR LITTLE GIRL ISN'T

GOING TO MAKE IT UNLESS

SHE CAN HAVE THIS

HEART-MENDING SURGERY, BUT

ALSO WALLET-BREAKING

SURGERY.

SO MANY PEOPLE IN THE

WORLD DON'T HAVE, AS HE

SAID, A NICKEL TO PUT

TOWARDS SOMETHING LIKE

THAT.

THEY BARELY SCRAPE BY

FEEDING THEIR FAMILIES.

LISTEN, IT IS AN AMAZING

OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU AND I

TO BRING, IN THE NAME OF

JESUS, SOLUTIONS TO THESE

SCENARIOS, LIFE TO THIS

CHILDREN.

WHEN THESE KIDS GET THE

REPAIR WORK DONE ON THEIR

HEARTS, IT IS AS THOUGH

THEY NEVER HAD A PROBLEM.

WOULDN'T IT HAVE BEEN AN

AWFUL THING FOR THIS

DARLING LITTLE GIRL TO

HAVE LOST HER LIFE SIMPLY

BECAUSE HER PARENTS

COULDN'T AFFORD THE

SURGERY?

"700 CLUB" MEMBERS, I WANT

TO SAY THANK YOU TO YOU

BECAUSE YOU ARE THE ONES

WHO MADE THAT POSSIBLE.

65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A

MONTH, MAKES YOU A "700

CLUB" MEMBER.

WE'RE ASKING YOU IF YOU

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TO CONSIDER JOINING TODAY.

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WHEN YOU CALL, ASK THEM

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CENTS A DAY, $20 A MONTH.

WHEN YOU CALL TODAY AND

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB," WE'RE

GOING TO SEND YOU PAT'S

LATEST, AND ITS CALL "ASK

ANYTHING."

YOU SEE YOUR QUESTIONS

ANSWERED ON THIS PROGRAM,

WELL, THIS IS BIBLICAL

ANSWERS TO LIFE'S MOST

PROBING QUESTIONS.

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE IT.

IT WILL ENHANCE YOUR BIBLE

READING AS WELL.

YOU CALL NOW.

AND WHEN YOU CALL TO JOIN

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DO IT USING SOMETHING WE

CALL PLEDGE EXPRESS.

THAT'S ELECTRONIC MONTHLY

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BANK DOES ALL OF THE WORK.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE

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HAND.

IT IS ALL DONE FOR YOU.

YOU CAN STOP IT ANY TIME

YOU WANT TO.

BUT IT DOES SAVE US SOME

ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS SO

THAT WE CAN GIVE EVEN MORE

OF YOUR GIFT TO PEOPLE

LIKE SAIRA AND HER FAMILY.

WHEN YOU USE PLEDGE

EXPRESS, OUR WAY OF SAYING

THANK YOU FOR DOING THAT

IS TO SEND YOU "POWER FOR

LIFE" TEACHINGS.

THESE ARE TEACHINGS WE GET

HERE AS A FAMILY AT CBN.

WE WANT TO SHARE THEM WITH

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ADVANCE.

SO PLEASE CALL NOW:

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> WELL, UP NEXT, A DYING

TEEN MAKES A BARGAIN WITH

GOD.

I BEGAN TO HEAR MY

HEART BEAT REALLY LOUD.

I SAID, LORD, PLEASE, IF

YOU SAVE ME TONIGHT, I

WILL NEVER DO THIS AGAIN.

ALL I REMEMBER IS I

BLACKED OUT.

Terry: FIND OUT WHAT

HAPPENS NEXT, AFTER THIS.

Terry: BILL WU BILL WALKER

WANTED TO END IT ALL.

HE WAS TIRED OF TRYING TO

MASK HIS PAIN WITH BOOZE

AND PILLS.

SO HE INTENTIONALLY

OVERDOSED.

AND HE FELT HIS LIFE

SLIPPING AWAY, HE KNEW HE

MADE A MISTAKE.

Reporter: AS A YOUNG

BOY, DERMON WALKER

BELIEVED EVERYTHING HE

STEPFATHER SAID ABOUT HIM.

I WAS BAD.

I WAS DUMB.

I WASN'T WANTED.

THAT I WASN'T A GIFT FROM

GOD, SOR THA OR THAT MY FAMILY

DIDN'T WANT ME.

Reporter: HIS

STEPFATHER WAS AN

ALCOHOLIC AND DRUG ADDICT.

WHAT MADE IT WORSE, HIS

MOTHER, A REGULAR CHURCH

GOER, NEVER STOOD UP FOR

HER SON.

I WAS VERY MAD AND

ANGRY AND I FELT VERY

ALONE.

I FELT LIKE THE ONLY

PERSON I HAD WAS MYSELF.

Reporter: HOPING FOR

SOME WORD OF PRAISE OR

ENCOURAGEMENT, HE WORKED

HARD TO EARN GOOD GRADES,

BUT THEY NEVER CAME.

AT TIMES I EVEN FELT

LIKE GOD WASN'T THERE.

SO I WAS THIS YOUNG KID,

YOU KNOW, FEELING ALONE

AND FEELING LIKE NO ONE IN

THE WORLD LOVED ME.

Reporter: AS DERMON

GOT OLDER, HE STOOD UP FOR

HIMSELF, WHICH LED TO

ARGUMENTS FILLED BY HATE

AND ANGER.

HE WAS 16, AND AFTER

ANOTHER FIGHT, HIS

STEPFATHER KICKED HIM OUT

OF THE HOUSE, AND HE WENT

TO LIVE WITH HIS OLDER

BROTHER.

AND ALSO STARTED HANGING

OUT WITH A CROWD WHO LIKED

TO DRINK.

I LITERALLY DRANK

ANYTHING I COULD GET MY

HANDS ON.

I MIXED CLEAR LIQUORS WITH

DARK LIQUORS -- I DIDN'T

CARE IT WAS, AS LONG AS IT

GOT ME OUT OF A DEPRESSIVE

STATE OF MIND AND MADE ME

FEEL HAPPY.

AS LONG AS IT CAN HELP ME

GET THROUGH THIS NIGHT OR

THIS DAY, I WAS DRINKING

IT.

Reporter: SLOWLY

DERMON BECAME JUST LIKE

HIS STEPFATHER, AN ANGRY,

BITTER ALCOHOLIC WHO

THREAT AND ABUSED THOSE

AROUND HIM.

HE AT TIMES WOULD CUT HIS

ARMS OR HIT HIS HEAD

AGAINST A WALL.

NO MATTER WHERE I WENT,

THE PAIN WAS FOLLOWING ME.

THE PAIN WAS WITH ME.

I FELT IF I HURT MYSELF IN

SOME KIND OF WAY, THAT I'M

IN CONTROL OF THAT PAIN,

THAT I CAUSED THAT.

Reporter: ALSO THAT

YEAR HE WAS IN A MINOR CAR

ACCIDENT THAT LEFT HIM

WITH SOME BUMPS AND

BRUISES.

HE WAS PRESCRIBED

PAINKILLERS THAT HE SOON

FOUND DID MORE THAN JUST

TAKE THE EDGE OF HIS

INJURIES.

ONCE I REALIZED THAT,

HEY, THESE LITTLE PILLS

COULD GIVE ME A GREATER

HIGH THAN ALCOHOL COULD,

AND IT HELPS ME COPE...

Reporter: AFTER TWO

YEARS OF ABUSING ALCOHOL

AND PAINKILLERS, DERMON,

NOW 18, DECIDED TO DOWN A

HANDFUL OF PAINKILLERS.

I REMEMBERED AS I LAID

DOWN, I HEARD MY HEART

BEAT REALLY LOUD.

EVERYTHING SEEMED LIKE IT

WAS GOING ON IN SLOW

MOTION.

I FELT THAT I WAS DYING.

INSIDE, I WAS TRYING TO

SCREAM, AND I HEARD MY

HEART BEATING REALLY SLOW.

AND I SAID, LORD, PLEASE,

IF YOU SAVE ME TONIGHT, I

WILL NEVER DO THIS AGAIN.

LORD, JUST PLEASE SAVE ME.

ALL I REMEMBER IS I

BLACKED OUT.

AND THE NEXT MORNING I

WOKE UP, AND I JUST SAID,

THANK YOU, GOD, FOR SAVING

ME.

I WILL NEVER DO THIS

AGAIN.

Reporter: WITH A

GLIMMER OF HOPE, DERMON

STOPPED USING PAINKILLERS

AS PROMISED, AND EVEN

ENROLLED IN COLLEGE.

BUT HE STILL NEEDED

ALCOHOL TO COPE WITH THE

ANGER AND BITTERNESS THAT

HE DESPERATELY WANTED TO

BE FREE OF.

I WANTED TO CHANGE MORE

THAN ANYTHING IN THE

WORLD.

I WANTED TO BE SOMEONE

ELSE MORE THAN ANYTHING IN

THE WORLD.

I DIDN'T WANT TO CARRY ALL

OF THAT WITH ME.

I DIDN'T WANT TO HAVE THAT

HATRED.

Reporter: HAVING

TRIED EVERYTHING, DERMON

ACCEPTED A FRIEND'S

INVITATION TO CHURCH.

I USED ALCOHOL, I USED

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS,

I USED HATE, I USED

BITTERNESS, I USED

EVERYTHING.

AND I THOUGHT TO MYSELF,

WHY AM I TRYING TO FIX IT?

WHY NOT USE THIS JESUS

THAT EVERYONE IS SAYING

THAT CAN FIX THE PROBLEMS,

THAT CAN TURN EVERYTHING

AROUND -- WHY NOT TRY HIM?

I WAS THINKING, LORD,

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO

TAKE THIS FROM ME.

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO

HELP ME.

Reporter: AT THE END.

SERVICE, DERMON PRAYED

WITH THE PASTOR AND ASKED

JESUS CHRIST TO COME INTO

HIS HEART.

I FELT RELIEVED.

I FELT NEW.

I FELT THE WEIGHTS WERE

GONE.

I FELT THAT I WAS A NEW

PERSON.

I DIDN'T FEEL THAT HEAVY

BURDEN OF HATRED ANYMORE.

I DIDN'T FEEL IT.

AND I WAS AMAZED.

I JUST PRAISED GOD.

I CRIED OUT TO JESUS.

I SAID, THANK YOU, LORD,

FOR MY DELIVERANCE.

THANK YOU FOR MY HEALING.

Reporter: AS DERMON

STUDIED THE BIBLE AND

PRAYED, HE BEGAN TO

UNDERSTAND GOD'S LOVE FOR

HIM.

HE MADE ME FEEL THAT I

WAS HIS CHILD, THAT HE WAS

MY FATHER.

HE TOLD ME THAT WAS THE

APPLE OF HIS EYE.

HE VALIDATED ME IN WAYS

THAT NO ONE ELSE COULD.

Reporter: TODAY

DERMON IS MARRIED TO

SABRINA, AND THEY HAVE A

SON.

TOGETHER THEY HAVE A LIFE

IN CHRIST THAT LOOKS

NOTHING LIKE DERMON'S

PAST.

JESUS SET ME FREE.

HE TOOK ALL OF MY

BROKENNESS AND HE MADE IT

INTO SOMETHING.

I WAS SHATTERED, AND HE

PUT ME TOGETHER.

HE MOLDED ME.

HE SHAPED ME.

HE MADE ME INTO A NEW

CREATION.

Terry: WHY DO WE WAIT

SO LONG TO COME TO THE ONE

WHO CAN TAKE EVERYTHING

THAT'S DESTROYING US,

EVERYTHING THAT IS HURTING

US, EVERYTHING THAT IS

WOUNDING US, AND MAKE ALL

THINGS NEW?

YOU SEE, THAT'S GOD'S

PROMISE.

BUT WE KEEP TRYING TO DO

IT OURSELVES.

WE KEEP TRYING TO COVER UP

WOUNDS AND BITTERNESS AND

ANGER WITH THINGS THAT

STOP OUR FEELINGS.

YOU KNOW, WE WERE CREATED

WITH FEELINGS FOR A

REASON, WITH EMOTION, FOR

A REASON, FOR GOOD REASON.

SO TO STUFF THAT IS NOT AN

ANSWER.

IN THE MORNING, YOU WAKE

UP AND IT IS THE SAME OLD,

SAME OLD, BUT IT DOESN'T

HAVE TO BE THAT WAY.

YOU KNOW, GOD LOVES YOU SO

MUCH, HE HAS GIVEN US HIS

BOOK.

IT IS HIS LOVE LETTER TO

US.

ALL OF THE THINGS YOU

HEARD DEMON TALK ABOUT ARE

ALL OF THE PROMISES OF

GOD.

HE ACCEPTED HIM AS A SON.

HE GAVE HIM HIS NAME.

HE FORGAVE HIM.

HE TOOK AWAY THE PAIN.

HE LED HIM DOWN PATHS OF

RIGHT THINKING.

HE CHANGED HIM.

YOU CAN HAVE THAT, TOO.

I HAVE SOME PEOPLE IN MY

OWN CIRCLE OF LOVED ONES,

WHO OFTEN SAY THIS, WELL,

I HAVE ANGER MANAGEMENT

ISSUES, AS THOUGH THERE IS

NOTHING THEY CAN DO ABOUT

IT.

THERE IS MONTHS AGO YOU SOMETHING YOU CAN

DO ABOUT WHATEVER YOU'RE

FACING.

HERE IS THE DEAL: YOU AND

I HAVE TO COME TO THE END

OF OURSELVES.

WE HAVE TO STOP THINKING

WE CAN FIX IT, THAT WE CAN

FIND AN ANSWER, WE HAVE TO

STOP COVERING IT WITH

TEMPORARY ANSWERS.

WE NEED TO COME TO THE

FOOT OF THE CROSS AND GET

DOWN ON OUR KNEES AND SAY,

JESUS, I NEED YOU.

I AM A SINNER IN NEED OF A

SAVIOR.

AND, GOD, THANK YOU FOR

DYING FOR ME.

THANK YOU FOR COVERING MY

SIN WITH THE BLOOD THAT

YOU SHED.

YOU SEE, RIGHT AT THAT

POINT YOU ENTER WHO A

RELATIONSHIP WITH THE

LIVINGED GOD, THE CREATOR

OLIVING GOD.

GOD, THE CREATOR OF

THE UNIVERSE.

DON'T WALK IN PAIN

ANYMORE.

DON'T COVER YOUR ANGER OR

YOUR BITTERNESS OR YOUR

DISAPPOINTED OR YOUR

WOUNDEDNESS FROM LACK OF

LOVE OR WHATEVER HAS

HAPPENED IN YOUR PAST.

GET A NEW BEGINNING.

IT IS OFFERED TO YOU.

IF ANYONE COMES TO CHRIST,

HE BECOMES A BRAND NEW

CREATION.

OLD THINGS PASS AWAY, AND

ALL THINGS BECOME NEW.

THAT CAN BE YOU.

IF YOU NEED TO PRAY WITH

SOMEONE TODAY, OUR NUMBER

IS TOLL-FREE:

1-800-700-7000.

THE PERSON WHO ANSWERS

THAT PHONE ON THE OTHER

END IS JUST SOMEBODY WHO

HAS ALREADY PRAYED THAT

PRAYER AND BEEN FORGIVEN.

AND THEY'RE SITTING HERE

TODAY, WAITING TO PRAY

WITH YOU.

WE'VE GOT SOME GREAT

INFORMATION TO SEND YOU AS

WELL ABOUT WHAT DOES IT

MEAN TO WALK WITH JESUS,

TO BELONG TO HIM?

WE'LL SEND IT TWO YOU TO YOU RIGHT

AWAY.

WE WANT TO LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS FROM NEHEMIAH:

"DO NOT SORROW, FOR THE

JOY OF THE LORD IS YOUR

STRENGTH."

GRAB HOLD OF THAT.

IT WAS CREATED AND MEANT

FOR YOU, AND NOW TAKE IT

TODAY.

GOD BLESS YOU.

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