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The 700 Club - November 1, 2017

The most famous man in the 16th century disappears and reemerges to change faith forever. Hear how Martin Luther broke down the barriers between man and God on today’s 700 Club. Read Transcript


COMING UP...THE MOST

FAMOUS MAN IN THE 16th

CENTURY DISAPPEARS.

NOBODY KNOWS WHAT

HAPPENED TO HIM.

AND HE REEMERGES TO

CHANGE THINGS FOREVER.

THE WORD OF GOD WAS

AVAILABLE TO THE COMMON

MAN.

HEAR HOW MARTIN LUTHER

BROKE DOWN THE BARRIERS

BETWEEN MAN AND GOD.

IT BROKE OPEN HISTORY.

WATCH THE EPIC

CONCLUSION OF THE STORY OF

MARTIN LUTHER ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

*

Pat: WELL, WELCOME,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, TO

THIS EDITION OF "THE 700

CLUB."

WE'RE DELIGHTED TO HAVE

YOU WITH US.

WENDY IS HERE WITH US.

HOW ARE YOU?

Wendy: IT IS

WEDNESDAY AND IT IS

NOVEMBER 1st.

Pat: CAN YOU BELIEVE

THAT?

WHERE HAS SUMMER GONE?

SUMMER JUST COLLAPSED.

Wendy: YOU WERE KIND

OF LAID UP A LITTLE BIT.

Pat: I WAS.

I'M GETTING A LOT BETTER,

SO THANK THE LORD.

> ANYHOW, ISIS SAID TO

THEIR FOLLOWERS, HERE IS

WHAT YOU DO: YOU'RE GOING

TO CREATE TERROR IN THE

HOMELAND OF THESE

COUNTRIES THAT WE'RE

AGAINST.

AND ONE OF THE WAYS YOU'LL

DO IT IS TO RUN PEOPLE

DOWN WITH AUTOMOBILES.

WELL, TRUCKS AND BICYCLES

AND MOTORCYCLES AND

WHATEVER THEY CAN FIND.

WELL, THE F.B.I. AND THE

POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING

THE LATEST ATTACK WITH A

TRUCK.

AND THIS ONE KILLED AT

LEAST EIGHT PEOPLE IN NEW

YORK CITY.

Wendy: IT IS JUST

HEARTBREAKING, PAT.

THE TERRORIST DROVE A

RENTAL TRUCK ALONG A BIKE

PATH.

HE HIT PEDESTRIANS AND

CRASHED INTO A SCHOOL BUS.

IT HAPPENED JUST BLOCKS

AWAY FROM WHERE THE TWIN

TOWERS STOOD BEFORE 9/11.

EFREM GRAHAM HAS THIS

STORY FROM NEW YORK.

Efrem: NEW YORK CITY

HAS LONG BEEN KNOWN AS A

PEDESTRIAN CITY.

AND WITH BIKE RENTAL

STATIONS LIKE THIS, IT IS

ALSO A BIKING TOWN.

TODAY'S HEADLINES MEASURE

THE IMPACT OF TUESDAY'S

ATTACKS.

TERROR RETURNS TO NEW YORK

CITY.

BIKE PATH BLOOD BATH.

AND THE TARGETED

YESTERDAY'S ATTACK

POSSIBLY THE LARGEST BIKE

PATH IN THE COUNTRY.

WE HAVE MULTIPLE

CASUALTIES.

Efrem: POLICE C'EST

SAYFULLO HABIBULLAEVIC

SAIPOV RENTED A TRUCK AND

PLOWED IT ALONG A BIKE AND

PEDESTRIAN PATH IN LOWER

MANHATTAN TUESDAY

AFTERNOON, AIMING TO HIT

PEOPLE AND RUN THEM OVER.

WITNESSES HEARD SAIPOV

CHANTING "ALLAHU AKBAR" AS

HE TRIED TO RUN AWAY.

WE KNOW THAT THIS

ACTION WAS INTENDED TO

BREAK OUR SPIRIT.

Efrem: POLICE WERE

ABLE TO STOP THE 29

ATTACKER KE AS HE EXITED THE

VEHICLE, HAVING CRASHED

INTO A SCHOOL BUS.

AND THEY WERE ALSO ABLE TO

DECLARE IT A TERRORIST

ATTACK.

IN THAT SPIRIT, THE MAYOR

AND GOVERNOR WENT AHEAD

AND JOINED THOUSANDS ON

THE STREETS FOR THE ANNUAL

HALLOWEEN PARADE WITH

ADDED SECURITY.

PRESIDENT TRUMP QUICKLY

TWEETED CONDOLENCES TO THE

VICTIMS AND PRAYERS FOR

THE FIRST RESPONDERS.

ALSO NOTING, "I HAVE JUST

ORDERED HOMELAND SECURITY

TO STEP UP OUR SECURITY.

BEING POLITICALLY CORRECT

IS FINE, BUT NOT FOR

THIS."

FEDERAL AGENTS AND POLICE

ARE NOW ASKING WITNESSES

TO SHARE ANY IMAGES THEY

HAVE CAPTURED, LIKE THIS

CELL PHONE VIDEO SHOWING

SAIPOV LIMPING AFTER

GETTING OUT OF HIS TRUCK,

HOLDING WHAT TURNED OUT TO

BE TWO FAKE GUNS.

GUNS THIS MOTHER SAYS HE

POINTED AT HER DAUGHTER.

I SAW THE MAN WITH THE

GUNS.

HE POINTED A GUN AT ME.

I'M SORRY.

I HAVE TO GO GET MY CHILD.

Efrem: SAIPOV IS IN

CUSTODY, RECOVERING AT A

NEW YORK CITY HOSPITAL.

BUT INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE

HE PLANNED TO DIE.

THEY RECOVERED A NOTE HE

LEFT IN THE TRUCK, SAYING

HE CARRIED OUT THE ATTACK

ON BEHALF OF ISIS.

WE HAVE BEEN TESTED

BEFORE AS A CITY, VERY

NEAR THE SITE OF TODAY'S

TRAGEDY.

AND NEW YORKERS DO NOT

GIVE IN IN THE FACE OF

THESE KINDS OF ACTIONS.

Efrem: AS THE

INVESTIGATION CONTINUES,

WE'RE LEARNING MUCH MORE

ABOUT THE SUSPECT.

IT TURNS OUT HE WAS FROM

UZBEKISTAN, BUT HE LIVED

IN BOTH OHIO AND FLORIDA

BEFORE RELOCATING TO NEW

JERSEY.

AND HE WAS AN UBER DRIVER

WHO PASSED A BACKGROUND

CHECK.

EFREM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS,

NEW YORK.

Pat: THANKS, EFREM.

OUR CBN NEWS NATIONAL

SECURITY CORRESPONDENT

ERIC GONZALES IS WITH US

NOW.

ERIC, WE HAVE SEEN THESE

TRUCK ATTACKS IN EUROPE.

NOW THEY'RE IN THE UNITED

STATES.

WHY HAVE THEY PICKED THIS

AS A WEAPON OF CHOICE?

WELL, YOU KNOW, YOU

SAID IT YOURSELF, PAT,

EARLIER, THAT ISIS

PROPAGANDA ENCOURAGES ITS

FOLLOWERS TO CARRY OUT

THESE TYPES OF THINGS, TO

BE ABLE TO CARRY OUT THESE

TYPES OF THINGS BECAUSE

THEY ARE NOTORIOUSLY

DIFFICULT TO PREVENT.

WE JUST KNOW THAT THERE

ARE MANY OTHER LONE WOLVES

OUT THERE THAT ARE

ACTUALLY FOLLOWING THIS

TYPE OF SITUATION, WHERE

THEY WANT TO BE ABLE TO GO

IN AND TRY AND TAKE OVER

SOME OF THESE TRUCKS AND

BE ABLE TO PERFORM THESE

TYPES OF THINGS BECAUSE

THEY'RE JUST -- THESE LONE

WOLVES ARE JUST OUT THERE.

THERE IS NO WAY TO FIGURE

THEM OUT.

Pat: WELL, THIS MAN

WAS JOKING AND REJOICING

THE SUCCESS OF HIS

MISSION.

YES.

Pat: EVEN THOUGH HE

IS IN THE HOSPITAL.

WHAT DO YOU HEAR ABOUT

THAT?

WELL, I AM HEARING THAT

THEY ARE CURRENTLY

CONDUCTING A NUMBER OF

RAIDS RIGHT NOW ON HIS

HOME, AND ALSO HIS MOSQUE.

THEY'RE TRYING TO BE ABLE

TO DETERMINE WHO HIS

ASSOCIATES ARE, YOU KNOW,

THE MOTIVE BEHIND IT.

WE HAVE HEARD HE IS A

MEMBER OF ISIS AND HE IS

FROM UZBEKISTAN.

A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T KNOW

ABOUT UZBEKISTAN, THAT

THEY HAVE THE I.M.U., THE

ISLAMIC MOVEMENT OF

UZBEKISTAN.

IT IS A DWRIEW GROUP THAT WAS

FORMED BACK IN THE

1990s, AND IN 2015, IT

WAS FORMALLY BACKED BY

ISIS, AND UNITED NATIONS'

OFFICIALS HAVE SAID ITS

LEADERS HOLD VERY TOP

POSITIONS IN al-QAEDA.

THIS IS AN ORGANIZATION

THAT WANTS DEATH TO

AMERICA, AND BY ANY MEANS

POSSIBLE.

THEY WANT TO GO AFTER US.

Pat: TRUMP TWEETED

AGAINST POLITICAL

CORRECTNESS.

DO TRUMP OFFICIALS SEE

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS AS A

ROADBLOCK IN DEALING WITH

RADICAL TERRORISTS?

MOST DEFINITELY.

PRESIDENT TRUMP ACTUALLY

WANTS TO MAKE THIS COUNTRY

SECURE.

AND HERE THIS POLITICAL

CORRECTNESS IS BEING

BLOCKED BY THE COURT

SYSTEM HERE.

I THINK WHAT WE'RE TRYING

TO DO IS -- WITH THIS VISA

PROGRAM, WE'RE ALLOWING

50,000 TO 55,000 PEOPLE TO

COME IN ON A LOTTERY

SYSTEM.

I MEAN, THAT IS ABSURD.

I KNOW IT IS TO BE ABLE TO

TRY TO CREATE DIVERSITIY

IN COUNTRIES, INCLUDING

HERE IN THE UNITED STATES,

BUT HERE IN THE UNITED

STATES, WE'RE ONE OF THE

MOST DIVERSE COUNTRIES IN

THE WORLD.

AND, YOU KNOW, MANY OF THE

PEOPLE ARE COMING FROM

AFRICA AND OTHER UNITED

NATIONS TYPE OF COUNTRIES

OUT THERE.

BUT, YOU KNOW, FROM AFRICA

WE SAW WHAT HAPPENED JUST

TO OUR GREEN BERETS OUT

THERE, WHEN THEY WERE

FIGHTING al-QAEDA AND

ISIS OUT THERE.

THESE ARE ORGANIZATIONS

THAT ARE COMING IN, THESE

IMMIGRANTS, THAT ARE

ACTING AS IF THEY ARE

REFUGEES, AND ONCE THEY'RE

HERE, THEY BECOME

RADICALIZED, AND THIS IS

WHEN THAT PERFORM THESE

TYPES OF TERRORISTIC ACTS.

Pat: THE PRESIDENT

WANTED TO VET THESE

PEOPLE.

AND EVERYBODY SAID, YOU'RE

NOTHING BUT A RACIST AND

YOU'RE ANTI-ISLAM.

BUT WE HAVE TO IDENTIFY

THE FACT THAT THIS MAN

YELLED "ALLAHU AKBAR" WHEN

HE WENT AND DID THIS

KILLING SPREE.

AND THEY ALL DO THIS.

WHY CAN'T WE, IN AMERICA,

IDENTIFY THESE PEOPLE AS

THE EVIL PERPETRATORS THEY

ARE?

YOU KNOW, I WAS TALKING

WITH A NUMBER OF MY F.B.I.

SOURCES.

THEY SAY THAT WE JUST

DON'T HAVE ENOUGH AGENTS.

IT HAS TO DO WITH MONEY.

WE CANNOT FOLLOW THESE

PEOPLE.

WE KNOW WHO THEY ARE, BUT

WE CANNOT FOLLOW THEM 24

HOURS A DAY.

WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT ALL

OF THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE

COMMITTED ACTS BEFORE,

THAT WE'VE HEARD FROM

PREVIOUS STORIES, THAT,

YES, THEY WERE ON THE

WATCH LIST.

BUT THESE PEOPLE ARE

FALLING THROUGH THE

CRACKS.

WE REALLY NEED TO LOOK AT

THE VETTING PROCESS.

BUT WE ALSO NEED TO LOOK

AT THE AMOUNT OF MANPOWER

WE'RE PUTTING TOWARDS

THESE ORGANIZATIONS O TO TO

PREVENT THESE PEOPLE FROM

COMING INTO THIS COUNTRY.

Pat: I THINK YOU PUT

YOUR FINGER RIGHT ON THE

PROBLEM: WE CAN'T LET

THESE PEOPLE INTO THE

COUNTRY.

AND IT ISN'T ANY TYPE OF

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS THAT

WILL KEEP THEM FROM DOING

IT.

WE HAVE TO RECOGNIZE THESE

ARE THE ENEMY.

IN WORLD WAR II, WE

RECOGNIZED THE NAZIS WERE

OUR ENEMIES.

AND SO PEOPLE WHO WERE

ASSOCIATED WITH THE NAZIS,

AND ADOLPH HITLER, WERE

ENEMIES.

AND WE HAD A BLANKET

LICENSE TO DESTROY THEM

BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO

DESTROY US.

THESE PEOPLE HAVE NO

PURPOSE IN LIFE ACCEPT TO EXCEPT TO

KILL SOMEBODY.

IT ISN'T BEING AGAINST

MUSLIMS TO SAY THESE

PEOPLE ARE EVIL.

THEY'RE DOING EVIL THINGS.

AND TO HAVE EXTREME

VETTING AND TO KEEP PEOPLE

FROM CERTAIN COUNTRIES,

WHERE THEY CANNOT

ADEQUATELY ASSESS THEM --

THAT'S WHAT THE PROBLEM

WAS.

AND YET YOU'VE GOT JUDGES

THAT SAY, WELL, MR. TRUMP

HAS SPOKEN AGAINST

MUSLIMS, AND THEREFORE IT

DRIPS WITH ANTI-ISLAMIC

RHETORIC.

WELL, NONSENSE.

NONSENSE.

WENDY, IT'S TERRIBLE,

ISN'T IT?

Wendy: I THINK WE

REALLY HAVE TO GO AFTER

THE MOSQUES.

I'M GLAD THEY'RE TAKING A

CLOSE LOOK AT THIS GUY'S

MOSQUE -- I THINK I IT IS IN

NEW JERSEY.

WE ALLOW THEM TO BUILD

THEIR MOSQUES ON OUR U.S.

SOIL.

Pat: WE BELIEVE IN

FREEDOM OF RELIGION,

OBVIOUSLY.

BUT WE HAVE TO IDENTIFY

THE FACT THAT ISLAM IS NOT

JUST A RELIGION; IT IS

ALSO A POLITICAL SYSTEM.

HAVING SHAR'IA LAW, HAVING

THE IDEA THAT THERE IS A

CLASH BETWEEN THE WEST AND

ISLAM, FREEDOM AND ISLAM.

AND THEY ULTIMATELY WANT

WORLD DOMINATION.

AND I THINK WE'VE GOT TO

RECOGNIZE WHAT THE

TEACHING IS.

YOU SAID IT.

Wendy: AMEN.

> WELL, COMING UP, AN

OBAMACARE HORROR STORY.

ONE AMERICAN GETS HOOKED

ON PAINKILLERS BECAUSE THE

INSURANCE COMPANY WAS TOO

CHEAP TO PAY FOR SURGERY.

THE OPIOIDS -- ALL OF

THEM THAT I'VE BEEN ON,

I'VE DEVELOPED HABIT,

HABIT-FORMING TENDENCIES.

YOUR BODY STARTS TO CRAVE

IT.

Wendy: SEE WHAT IS

BEING DONE TO HELP THESE

VICTIMS, NEXT.

Pat: YOU'RE WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB."

WE'RE VERY HAPPY TO HAVE

ALL OF YOU WITH US.

IT IS GOING TO BE A

WONDERFUL PROGRAM.

PAT BOONE IS COMING UP

LATER ON.

YOU'LL WANT TO HEAR WHAT

HE HAS GOT.

> BUT OPEN ENROLLMENT

BEGINS TODAY FOR WHAT HAS

BEEN CALLED OBAMACARE.

THEY CALL IT THE

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT --

NONSENSE.

THAT MEANS PEOPLE CAN SIGN

UP FOR INSURANCE UNTIL

DECEMBER 15th.

BUT OBAMACARE STILL HAS

DEEP PROBLEMS.

AND EVEN THOUGH THE COST

OF PREMIUMS KEEPS SHOOTING

UP, MANY PATIENTS STILL

AREN'T GETTING THE CARE

THEY NEED.

LORIE JOHNSON BRINGS US

THE STORY OF ONE MAN WHO

FOUND OUT THE HARD WAY.

Lorie: YEARS WORKING

AS A CONTRACTOR TOOK A

TOLL ON JOE CADO.

AND SO DID LUGGING

EQUIPMENT FOR HIS WORSHIP

BAND.

I WAS WORKING REALLY

HARD, DOING A HANDFUL OF

DIFFERENT JOBS.

AND ONE DAY I COULDN'T GET

OUT OF BED.

Lorie: DEBILITATING

BACK PAIN FORCED HIM TO

QUIT CEMETERY, AND

BASICALLY GIVE UP COACHING

LITTLE LEAGUE AND NO

INCOME.

WHICH MEANS HE AND HIS

WIFE AND FOUR KIDS MAY

LOSE THEIR HOME.

JOE'S DOCTOR TOLD HIM

SURGERY WOULD PUT HIM BACK

TO WORK.

BEING SELF-EMPLOYED, JOE

PURCHASED HEALTH INSURANCE

THROUGH OBAMACARE.

ALL SEEMED WELL UNTIL THE

INSURANCE COMPANY DROPPED

OUT OF THE PROGRAM.

WE WERE WITH AETNA.

WE HAD HAD AETNA ONLY FOR

A YEAR.

WE HAD BEEN UNDER COVENTRY

THE YEAR BEFORE, AND EVERY

YEAR IN THE POLICY,

SOMEONE ELSE BACKS OUT, SO

YOU HAVE TO FIND A NEW

INSUROR.

Lorie: UNFORTUNATELY,

HIS NEW INSURANCE COMPANY

REFUSES TO PAY FOR JOE'S

SURGERY.

HERE IN NORTH CAROLINA,

PEOPLE ON OBAMACARE HAVE

NO CHOICE ANYMORE.

NOW THERE IS ONLY ONE

INSUROR LEFT ON THE

EXCHANGE.

AND WHAT THEY SAY GOES

BECAUSE THERE IS REALLY

NOTHING THE CUSTOMER CAN

DO ABOUT IT.

HEALTH CARE POLICY EXPERT

BETSY McCOY SAYS IT IS

NOT JUST A NORTH CAROLINA

PROBLEM.

THAT'S TRUE IN AT LEAST

A THIRD OF THE COUNTIES IN

THE UNITED STATES BECAUSE

OBAMACARE, THIS LAW, THE

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, IS IN

A DEATH SPIRAL.

AND BY THAT, I MEAN THAT

THE INSURERS ARE FLEEING

BECAUSE THEY CAN'T MAKE

MONEY.

THEY'VE LOST ABOUT

$3 BILLION A YEAR

INDUSTRY-WIDE, TRYING TO

SELL THESE UNPOPULAR

PLANS, SO THEY'RE LEAVING.

Lorie: ALTHOUGH JOE'S

NEW INSURANCE COMPANY

WON'T COVER HIS SURGERY,

IT WILL PAY FOR PILLS TO

TREAT HIS BACK PAIN.

BUT THE OPIOIDS -- ALL

OF THEM THAT I'VE BEEN ON,

I'VE DEVELOPED

HABIT-FORMING TENDENCIES,

OR WHAT WE CALL ADDICTION.

YOU START TO GET ATTACHED

TO THE DRUG, AND YOUR BODY

STARTS TO CRAVE IT.

CERTAINLY, THAT'S NOT

THE RIGHT APPROACH,

ESPECIALLY IN VIEW OF THE

OPIOID CRISIS IN THIS

COUNTRY.

WE'VE ALREADY SEEN THE

RESULTS OF THAT APPROACH.

Lorie: PLUS, JOE

CAN'T WORK UNDER THE

INFLUENCE OF PAINKILLERS.

I CAN'T FUNCTION.

I CAN'T DRIVE OR GO

ANYWHERE.

Lorie: THAT'S WHY

GETTING THE SURGERY IS SO

IMPORTANT.

IT WOULD DEFINITELY BE

WONDERFUL TO BE ABLE TO

GET BACK TO NORMAL LIFE,

WHERE HE IS NOT IN PAIN

ALL THE TIME AND MEDICATED

OR IN PAIN.

THERE ARE ONLY TWO OPTIONS

RIGHT NOW, REALLY.

Lorie: THAT MEANS JOE

AND BECKY MUST COME UP

WITH THE MONEY FOR

THEY'LL BRING THE NERVES

BACK, AND IDEALLY HE COULD

BE BACK TO WORK THE NEXT

DAY.

Lorie: CASES LIKE

JOE'S ARE FAR TOO COMMON.

THERE IS DEEP DIVISION

ABOUT WHERE TO GO FROM

HERE.

I DO BELIEVE THAT IN

THE NEW YEAR THE PRESIDENT

WILL HAVE THE MOMENTUM,

AFTER HE PASSES HIS TAX

PLAN -- HE WILL HAVE THE

MOMENTUM TO GET THROUGH A

REPEAL AND REPLACE BILL.

Lorie: MEANWHILE,

OTHERS BELIEVE THE BEST

ROUTE WOULD BE TO IMPROVE

OBAMACARE IN CERTAIN

AREAS, RATHER THAN PUSH

FOR A COMPLETE OVERHAUL.

EITHER WAY, SOMETHING

NEEDS TO BE DONE SOON SO

MORE PEOPLE DON'T END UP

LIKE JOE, DRUG-DEPENDENT,

DISABLED, OR FORCE TO GO

IT ALONE.

IF THERE IS ONLY ONE,

THERE IS NOT REALLY A

MARKETPLACE.

IT MIGHT AS WELL BE THE

SOVIET UNION IN THE

1980s.

Lorie: LORIE JOHNSON,

CBN NEWS.

Pat: THANKS, LORIE.

THAT'S WHAT HAS HAPPENED.

WE WERE LIED TO.

REMEMBER THE PRESIDENT

SAID, IF YOU LIKE YOUR

DOCTOR, YOU CAN KEEP IT.

IF YOU LIKE YOUR HEALTH

PLAN, YOU CAN KEEP IT.

LIES.

HE LIED, BOLD-FACED.

AND THEN THAT BILL WAS

JAMMED THROUGH CONGRESS.

AND NANCY PELOSI SAID

FAMOUSLY, WE'VE GOT TO

PASS IT SO WE CAN FIND OUT

WHAT'S IN IT.

IT WAS JUST OUTRAGEOUS.

AND NOT ONE REPUBLICAN

VOTED FOR IT.

IT WAS STRICTLY THE

DEMOCRATS THAT JAMMED IT

THROUGH.

AND WE'RE SUFFERING FROM

IT.

BUT BECAUSE OF POLITICS,

WE WEREN'T ABLE TO GET THE

REPEAL THAT SHOULD HAVE

BEEN PUT THROUGH BY THE

REPUBLICANS IN THE

CONGRESS.

AND SO NOW WHAT WE'RE

FACED WITH -- AND THE

HUMAN CRY IS FOR THE

PRESIDENT TO PUT OUT

MONEY, WHICH HAS BEEN

RULED BY JUDGES

UNCONSTITUTIONAL BECAUSE

IT WASN'T APPROVED BY

CONGRESS.

THEY WANT APPROPRIATION OF

MONEY TO GO STRAIGHT TO

THE INSURANCE COMPANIES SO

THEY CAN HOLD SOME OF

THESE PREMIUMS DOWN.

AND THE PRESIDENT SAID NO,

AND I THINK HE IS RIGHT.

HE OUGHT TO EXPAND FAST

AND LET THAT THING FAIL OF

ITS OWN.

AND LET THE SHOE PINCH ON

SOME PEOPLE'S FEET, AND

LET THE DEMOCRATS KNOW

WHAT THEY'VE DONE TO US AS

A NATION.

AND MAYBE, MAYBE, MAYBE

THEY'LL BUY INTO SOME

REPEAL THAT IS OVERDUE.

ISN'T IT SHOCKING THAT THE

POOR MAN CAN'T GET THE

SIMPLE ABLATION PROCEDURE.

WHAT AN ABLATION DOES IS

JUST KILL THE NERVES THAT

IS CAUSING THE PAIN.

Wendy: HIS WIFE SAID

IT WOULD BE A SIMPLE

SURGERY AND HE COULD

EASILY GO BACK TO WORK,

WHICH SEEMS TO MAKE A LOT

OF SENSE.

Pat: THE INSURANCE

COMPANY DROPPED HIM.

HE CAN ONLY GET ONE

INSURANCE BECAUSE THOSE

EXCHANGES DON'T HAVE

ENOUGH FINANCIAL INCENTIVE

TO KEEP INSURANCE

COMPANIES AROUND.

IT IS JUST OUTRAGEOUS.

Wendy: VERY

FRUSTRATING.

I JUST WISH THE DEMOCRATS

AND REPUBLICANS COULD JUST

PUT THEMSELVES IN THIS

GUY'S SHOES.

Pat: IF THE DEMOCRATS

WOULD OWN UP TO THE FACT

THAT THIS IS THE THING

THEY DID, AND THEIR

PRESIDENT, BARACK OBAMA,

PUT IT THROUGH.

WE WERE LIED TO.

THAT'S THE BIG THING, WE

WERE LIED TO.

SO MUCH FOR THAT.

Wendy: STILL AHEAD,

THE MAN WHO HAS BEEN

RANKED AS ONE OF THE

GREATEST ENTERTAINERS OF

ALL TIME BY BILLBOARD

MAGAZINE.

PAT BOONE IS GOING TO JOIN

US LIVE LATER ON TODAY'S

SHOW.

FIRST IT IS TIME TO TACKLE

YOUR E-MAIL QUESTIONS.

CHRISTINE SAYS, "I FEEL I

MAY BE A VICTIM OF

GENERALIZATION CURSES.

IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO

TO REVERSE THIS?"

STAY TUNED FOR ANOTHER

ROUND OF YOUR QUESTIONS

AND HONEST ANSWERS, AFTER

THIS.

STILL AHEAD, THE ENEMY

OF BOTH CHURCH AND STATE.

I'VE GOT AN IDEA: WE'RE

GOING TO KIDNAP MARTIN

LUTHER.

AND EVERYBODY WONDERS

WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM.

OUR SERIES ON THE

REFORMATION CONCLUDES,

LATER ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

Wendy: WELCOME BACK

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

IT IS TIME NOW FOR YOUR

QUESTIONS AND SOME HONEST

ANSWERS BY PAT ROBERTSON.

PAT, ARE YOU READY?

Pat: I'LL LET YOU

KNOW IN A MINUTE.

Wendy: CHRISTY SAYS,

"I FEEL I MAY BE A VICTIM

OF GENERATIONAL CURSES.

I CONSTANTLY HAVE

PROBLEMS.

I NO LONGER SAY MY PRAYERS

OUT LOUD FOR FEAR OF SATAN

MAKING MY LIFE MORE

DIFFICULT.

IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO

TO REVERSE THE SITUATION?"

Pat: WHAT IS A

GENERATIONAL CURSE?

THAT MEANS THAT YOU'RE

GREAT GRANDFATHER DID

SOMETHING WRONG, AND IT IS

SOMETHING THAT ATTACHES TO

THE FAMILY.

I DON'T BUY INTO THAT

STUFF.

I MEAN -- I DON'T DOUBT

THERE CAN BE SOME VALIDITY

TO IT, BUT I THINK WHAT

YOU'RE DOING, LIKE

HALLOWEEN, YOU'RE CHASING

GOBLINS.

I THINK WHAT YOU NEED TO

DO IS TO SETTLE DOWN.

THE BIBLE SAYS PERFECT

LOVE CASTS OUT FEAR, FOR

FEAR HAS TORMENT.

LOVE THE LORD.

LET THE LORD LOVE YOU.

AND KNOW THAT HE LOVES

YOU.

IF YOU WANT TO, YOU KNOW,

BUY INTO A CURSE THAT WAS

UPON YOUR FAMILY -- WOULD

THAT MEAN YOU PERSECUTED

THE INDIANS BACK IN 1845

OR SOMETHING?

HOW FAR BACK TO YOU GO?

I'VE HEARD OF PEOPLE WHO

HAD TO GO BACK AND

APOLOGIZE FOR THIS ONE AND

SAY, I'M SORRY GREAT

GRANDFATHER DID THIS, AND

I APOLOGIZE FOR

GRANDGRANDMOTHER WHO WAS A

NASTY LADY.

YOU KNOW, HOW FAR DO YOU

GO?

I DON'T THINK YOU CAN LIVE

THAT WAY.

Wendy: I LIKE THAT

SAYING, IT'S ALL UNDER THE

BLOOD, THE BLOOD OF JESUS.

Pat: THE BLOOD OF THE

LORD COVERS THE SINS.

BUT THIS BUSINESS ABOUT

GENERATIONAL CURSES, I

JUST CAN'T SEE IT.

Wendy: DAVID SAYS, "I

WAS SAVED AS A CHILD, AND

I LIVED THROUGH A CAR

WRECK AT 13 130 MILE-AN-HOUR,

A CAR FALLING ON ME IN A

JUNK YARD, AND A BULLET

THAT HIT MY CHEST, ALL

WITHOUT A SCRATCH.

I BELIEVE A GUARDIAN ANGEL

WAS PROTECTING ME.

DO WE REALLY HAVE GUARDIAN

ANGELS THAT PROTECT US

LIKE THIS?"

Pat: THE BIBLE SAID

THE ANGELS WERE SENT TO

LOOK AFTER THE HEIRS OF

SALVATION.

BUT I DON'T THINK

NECESSARILY THAT THE BIBLE

TEACHES THAT EACH HUMAN

BEING HAS HIS OR HER OWN

GUARDIAN ANGEL.

I DON'T REALLY SEE THAT IN

THE BIBLE.

BUT WHOEVER YOU ARE, YOU

REALLY HAVE BEEN BLESSED.

YOU'VE HAD THINGS HAPPEN

TO YOU THAT SHOULDN'T HAVE

HAPPENED TO ANYBODY.

AND THE FACT THAT YOU'VE

BEEN TAKEN CARE OF, I

THINK RATHER THAN AN

ANGEL, I THINK GOD

ALMIGHTY HAS LOOKED AFTER

YOU.

AND I THINK YOU OUGHT TO

THANK HIM FOR IT.

Wendy: AMEN.

> TONYA SAYS, "LONG AGO

SATAN CHALLENGED GOD

CONCERNING HIS SERVANT

JOB.

CAN SATAN ASK GOD TO TEST

ANYONE?

BUT NOW THAT JESUS

CONQUERED SIN AND SITS AT

THE RIGHT HAND OF THE

FATHER, DOES THAT MEAN

SATAN CAN NO LONGER BE IN

THE PRESENCE OF GOD, LIKE

HE DID DURING JOB'S TIME

ON EARTH?"

Pat: YOU READ ABOUT

LUCIFER BEING CAST OUT OF

HEAVEN.

JOB IS UNIQUE.

THE SONS OF GOD CAME

BEFORE THE LORD AND SAID,

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING?

WELL, I'VE BEEN WALKING UP

AND DOWN THE EARTH SEEING

WHO I COULD HURT.

AND HE SAID, HAVE YOU

CONSIDERED MY SERVANT JOB?

AND THEN SATAN WENT ON TO

TORMENT JOB.

I DO THINK THAT JESUS IS

AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD,

INTERCEDING FOR THE SAINTS

ACCORDING TO THE WILL OF

GOD.

I THINK THOSE OF US WHO

KNOW THE LORD ARE

PROTECTED BY THE POWER AND

THE BLOOD OF JESUS.

AS FAR AS SATAN AS A SON

OF GOD AS ONE OF THE HIGH

ANGELS HAVING ACCESS TO

THE THRONE OF GOD -- YOU

KNOW, THE BIBLE IS JUST

NOT CLEAR ABOUT THOSE

THINGS.

BUT CERTAINLY IN JOBS'

CASE, HE DID.

BUT JESUS IS IN THERE

INTERCEDING FOR US.

JUST KNOW YOU HAVE AN

ADVOCATE WITH THE FATHER,

WHO WOULD STAND AGAINST

SATANIC ACTIVITY COMING

AGAINST YOU.

Wendy: AMEN.

GOOD ANSWER.

> HERE IS ONE FROM RICK,

WHO SAYS, "I'M BEING

TORMENTED BY THE SPIRIT OF

EVIL.

IT STARTED ABOUT FIVE

YEARS AGO WITH A FEW

THOUGHTS.

NOW IT HAS CONSUMED MY

LIFE.

I'M FEARFUL OF EVERYONE

AND EVERYTHING.

I'M TOLD I'M IN HELL ON

EARTH AND THE DEVIL IS IN

ME.

MY FEET ARE IN PAIN, AND

IT HAS MOVED INTO MY BACK

AND MIND.

I REPENTED FOR MY SINS BUT

CAN'T FIND PEACE.

CAN GOD BRING ME BACK IN

JESUS' NAME?"

Pat: WHERE IN

HEAVEN'S NAME ARE THOSE

QUESTIONS COMING FROM.

Wendy: A LOT OF

PEOPLE FEELING REALLY

TORMENTED AND CONCERNED

ABOUT CURSES.

Pat: IT'S

UNBELIEVABLE.

I SAID IT BEFORE AND I'LL

SAY IT AGAIN: PERFECT LOVE

CASTS OUT FEAR FOR FEAR

HAS TORMENT.

YOU NEED TO HAVE

PERFECTION OF LOVE.

YOU NEED THE LOVE OF GOD.

YOU NEED TO LOVE WITH ALL

YOUR HEART.

YOU NEED TO LOVE THE LORD

YOUR GOD WITH ALL OF YOUR

HEART, YOUR MIND, AND YOUR

SOUL.

YOU NEED TO LOVE GOD AND

LET GOD LOVE YOU.

THAT CASTS OUT FEAR, AND

FEAR HAS TORMENT.

AND, YES, A SPIRIT OF FEAR

IS CRIPPLING.

IT ABSOLUTELY -- I

ENCOUNTERED A SPIRIT OF

FEAR WHEN I WAS GETTING

READY TO MINISTER TO A

LARGE GROUP OF PEOPLE OVER

IN INDIA.

AND I SAID, LORD, I FEEL

SO LEDDEN.

AND I SAID I CAN'T MOVE.

WHAT IS IT?

AND HE SAID IT WAS A

SPIRIT OF FEAR, AND SO I

CAST OUT THE FEAR.

YOU COMMAND IT IN THE NAME

OF JESUS TO LEAVE YOU.

IS IT REAL?

YES, A SPIRIT OF FEAR IS

REAL.

BUT YOU DON'T NEED TO HAVE

THE TORMENT.

PERFECT LOVE CASTS OUT

FEAR, FOR FEAR HAS

TORMENT, IS WHAT THE BIBLE

SAID.

SO CAST IT FORTH.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS YOU

WILL HAVE VICTORY, AND

PERFECT LOVE WILL CAST OUT

THE DEVIL.

Wendy: PRAISE THE

LORD.

Pat: HAVE YOU EVER

HAD THAT?

Wendy: YEAH.

Pat: AND YOU DON'T

WANT TO MOVE.

Wendy: IN

KILIMANJARO, ON SUMMIT

NIGHT, I NEVER UNDERSTOOD

WHEN PEOPLE SAID I WAS

PARALYZED BY FEAR.

I WAS TOO AFRAID TO GO

FORWARD OR BACKWARD.

I WAS, LIKE, FROZEN.

AND I WAS, LIKE, LORD,

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

BECAUSE I WAS SEEING

PEOPLE COMING DOWN WITH

OXYGEN MASKS.

AND THE LORD SAID, DO NOT

FEAR, FINISH.

AND MY GOOD LOOKED AT ME

AND SAID, THIS IS THE

PLACE MOST PEOPLE TURN

BACK.

AND I WAS, LIKE, BOOM, GO.

YOU'RE RIGHT ABOUT FEAR

BEING A WEAK SPIRIT AND

YOU CAN TAKE AUTHORITY

OVER IT IN JESUS' NAME.

> IN PARTS OF RURAL

NIGERIA, PEOPLE HAVE LIVED

FOR YEARS WITHOUT CLEAN

DRINKING WATER.

IN ONE VILLAGE, THE WATER

WASN'T JUST DIRTY, IT WAS

DEADLY.

Reporter: HABIMA SAYS

THE BEST PART OF HER DAY

IS COOKING FOR HER FAMILY.

BUT TO DO THAT, SHE WALKED

MORE THAN FIVE MILES

ROUNDTRIP TO GET WATER

FROM A DIRTY RIVER.

Translator: OF COURSE,

I DON'T WANT TO GO THAT

FAR, BUT IT IS THE ONLY

SOURCE OF WATER WE HAVE.

Reporter: EVERY TIME

ONE OF HER CHILDREN GOT

SICK, SHE PANICKED.

SHE WAS AFRAID THE BABY

WOULD DIE OF CHOLERA, LIKE

HER FIRST CHILD DID.

Translator: WE ALL

STILL DRANK THAT SAME

WATER.

I REMEMBER PLAYING WITH MY

SONS ONE AFTERNOON AND

WONDERING WHAT MY LIFE

WOULD BE IF I LOST THEM,

TOO.

Reporter: WHEN WE

HEARD ABOUT HER FAMILY AND

ALL OF THE OTHERS WITH COL

CHOLERA, OUR MEDICAL TEAM

WENT TO THE VILLAGE AND

TREATED EVERYONE.

WE ALSO DUG A WELL IN THE

CENTER OF THEIR VILLAGE.

Translator: OUR

CHILDREN WILL NOT HAVE

CHOLERA ANYMORE.

AND THE WELL IS SO CLOSE.

I DON'T HAVE TO WALK FAR

TO ENJOY THIS GIFT.

THANK YOU.

THE WATER WASHED AWAY MY

FEARS AND GAVE ME HOPE.

Wendy: ISN'T THAT

AMAZING, WHAT CLEAN

DRINKING WATER CAN DO FOR

SOMEONE.

IT CAN CHANGE THEIR LIVES.

IT CAN BRING HEALTH AND

TRULY LIFE.

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> ALL RIGHT.

COMING UP LATER, HE WAS

ARGUABLY THE MOST FAMOUS

MAN IN THE WORLD.

AT THE HEIGHT OF HIS

POPULARITY, HE GOES

UNDERGROUND.

SOME PEOPLE SAY HE WAS

KIDNAPPED.

SOME PEOPLE SAY HE IS

DEAD.

NOBODY KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED

TO HIM.

Wendy: HEAR HOW

MARTIN LUTHER RETURNED AND

DELIVERED THE GOSPEL TO

THE COMMON MAN, WHEN WE

COME BACK.

WELCOME BACK TO

WASHINGTON FOR THIS CBN

NEWSBREAK.

HOUSE REPUBLICANS ARE

WORKING OVER TIME TO DRAFT

THAT NEW TAX BILL

PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN

PROMOTING.

IT HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK TO

TOMORROW DUE TO INTENSE

OVERNIGHT NEGOTIATIONS.

THE PRESIDENT, THOUGH, IS

KEEPING UP THE PRESSURE.

HE MET WITH BUSINESS

LEADERS ON TUESDAY, AHEAD

OF OF HIS TRIP TO ASIA,

TELLING LEADERS HE NEEDS

THEM TO HELP GATHER

MOMENTUM FOR IT WHILE HE

IS AWAY.

President Trump: THE

ECONOMY IS DOING VERY

WELL, BUT IT CAN DO MUCH

BETTER.

A LOT OF JOBS ARE GOING TO

COME FROM THIS.

A LOT OF COMPANIES ARE

GOING TO STEP FORWARD BACK

INTO THE UNITED STATES.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, WE'LL

BE ANNOUNCING ONE BIG ONE

SOME TIME VERY SHORTLY.

THE PRESIDENT LEAVES ON

FRIDAY FOR 12 DAYS.

HE IS SCHEDULED TO VISIT

JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, CHINA,

VIETNAM, AND THE

PHILIPPINES.

> IF YOU HAD 10 MINUTES

ALONE WITH DONALD TRUMP,

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY.

WHEN PHIL ROBERTSON WAS

GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY

DURING THE PRESIDENTIAL

CAMPAIGN, HE KNEW THE

EXACT MESSAGE HE HAD FOR

THEN CANDIDATE TRUMP.

SOMEONE SAID, YOU'VE

GOT 10 MINUTES WITH DONALD

TRUMP.

I SAID 10 MINUTES IS ALL I

NEED.

I SAID, GOOD TO SEE YOU.

AND HE SAID, I LOVE YOU,

SON.

I SAID, DONALD -- I

REACHED IN MY POCKET AND I

SAID, WHATEVER HAPPENS --

WHATEVER HAPPENS, DON'T

MISS THIS.

AND I HELD UP A PIECE OF

PAPER, AND THE DIAGRAM

SHOWED THAT JESUS BECAME

FLESH 2,000 YEARS AGO.

I SAID, HE DIED FOR DONALD

TRUMP'S SINS.

I SAID, DONALD, YOU DO

HAVE SIN.

TO SEE MORE OF THAT

INTERVIEW, INCLUDING

TRUMP'S RESPONSE TO PHIL

ROBERTSON'S MESSAGE, CHECK

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Pat: WELL, OCTOBER

THE 31st, 1517, A GERMAN

MONK NAMED MARTIN LUTHER

CALLED FOR A DEBATE OVER

SEVERAL CHURCH PRACTICES.

THAT SIMPLE ACT OPENED THE

FLOODGATES TO A CHRISTIAN

REFORMATION.

WHAT HAPPENED OVER O THE OVER THE

NEXT FEW MONTHS AND YEARS

CHANGED THE WAY ALL THE

WORLD THINKS ABOUT

LIBERTY, SALVATION, AND

THE COMMUNICATION WITH GOD

ALMIGHTY.

HERE I STAND STAND; I CAN DO

NO OTHER.

Reporter: IN THE YEAR

1521, MARTIN LUTHER MADE A

COURAGEOUS STAND AGAINST

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND

THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE.

HE REFUSED TO RECANT HIS

WRITINGS CRITICAL OF THE

CHURCH, UNLESS IT COULD BE

SHOWN HE WAS WRONG THROUGH

THE WORD OF GOD.

LUTHER LEFT THE MEETING AN

OUTLAW.

ANYONE COULD KILL HIM

WITHOUT FEAR OF

RETRIBUTION FROM THE

EMPIRE.

SO RIGHT AFTER THAT,

WHEN EVERYBODY IS TALKING

ABOUT THIS AT THE COUNCIL,

AND PEOPLE IN THE CITY --

IT IS A BIG EVENT, LUTHER

DISAPPEARS.

AND EVERYBODY WONDERS WHAT

HAPPENED TO HIM.

SOME PEOPLE SAY HE WAS

KIDNAPPED.

SOME PEOPLE SAY HE IS

DEAD, HE'S BEEN

ASSASSINATED.

NOBODY KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED

TO HIM.

FREDERICK THE THIRD,

THE PRINCE OF SAXONY, WHO

IS WANTING TO PROTECT

LUTHER, SAYS, I'VE GOT AN

IDEA.

WE'RE GOING TO KIDNAP

LUTHER.

AND SUDDENLY IN THE WOODS,

TWO KNIVES WOULD CROSS,

AND THEY COME AND KIDNAP

HIM.

Reporter: LUTHER WAS

TAKEN TO THE CASTLE, WHERE

HE REMAINED PROTECTED FROM

THE EMPIRE FOR SEVERAL

MONTHS.

WHILE SEQUESTERED, HE

DEVOTED HIMSELF TO A NEW

TASK: TO MAKE THE BIBLE

AVAILABLE TO THE MASSES.

HE TRANSLATES THE NEW

TESTAMENT IN 11 WEEKS.

THIS IS CRAZY.

IN 11 WEEKS HE TRANSLATES

IT FROM THE ORIGINAL

GREEK, WHICH HAD JUST BEEN

RECONSTITUTED BY THE GREAT

SCHOLAR ARASMUS, SO THE

1516 VERSION HAD JUST COME

OUT, AND LUTHER SAID, I'M

GOING TO USE THE ORIGINAL

TO CREATE A NEW GERMAN

TRANSLATION FOR THE

PEOPLE.

NOW, BECAUSE OF PRINTING

PRESSES, THE WORD OF GOD

WAS AVAILABLE TO THE

COMMON MAN.

THEY COULD READ IT FOR

THEMSELVES.

THEY COULD BE TAUGHT ABOUT

IT IN A WAY THAT JUST WAS

NOT POSSIBLE BEFORE.

Reporter: YEARS

LATER, LUTHER ALSO

TRANSLATED THE OLD

TESTAMENT.

BY 1534, THE WHOLE

BIBLE WAS AVAILABLE IN

GERMAN.

THAT BECAME THE FIRST

BEST-SELLER IN HUMAN

HISTORY.

THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF

COPIES OF LUTHER'S BIBLES

BEGAN TO ROLL OFF THE

PRINTING PRESSES OF

WITTENBERG AND EVERY CITY

THAT HAD ONE.

AND THERE WAS A REAL

CHANGE TAKING PLACE IN THE

LIFE OF THE CHURCHES.

IT WAS A RENAISSANCE IN

BIBLICAL STUDY AND

LEARNING.

LUTHER CRACKED OPEN A

SPACE BETWEEN THE

INSTITUTION OF THE CHURCH

AND GOD AND TRUTH.

BEFORE THAT, THE CHURCH

SPOKE FOR GOD.

THE STATE SPOKE FOR GOD.

THE CHURCH AND THE STATE

WERE ONE.

WHAT THEY SAID WAS GOD TO

THE PEOPLE.

BUT LUTHER SAID THERE IS

SOMETHING THAT IS ABOVE

THE CHURCH, AND THAT IS

THE WORD OF GOD.

THE WORD OF GOD IS PURE.

THE WORD OF GOD IS

INCORRUPTABLE.

IT IS POSSIBLE FOR US,

FALLEN HUMAN BEINGS,

INCLUDING THE POPE, TO GET

THAT WRONG.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME

ANYONE HAD GOTTEN AWAY

WITH SAYING THIS.

AND THIS WEDGE BETWEEN THE

TRUTH, THE TRUTH OF GOD,

AND THE INSTITUTIONAL

CHURCH WIDE DEPPE WIDENED AND

WIDENED, AND IT BROKE OPEN

HISTORY.

WE HAVE NEVER GONE BACK.

Reporter: BY 1524,

THE REFORMATION HAD TAKEN

ROUTE ACROSS GERMANY AND

OTHER PARTS OF EUROPE.

SOON HIS FOLLOWERS WERE

CALLED LUTHERANS AND

PROTESTANTS.

HE DIDN'T LIKE THE FACT

THAT EVEN IN HIS DAY,

PEOPLE WERE BEGINNING TO

BE CALLED LUTHERANS.

AGAIN, LUTHER, AND ALL OF

THESE REFORMERS, WANTED TO

CALL PEOPLE BACK TO JESUS

CHRIST.

THEY DID NOT WANT TO

PERPETUATE THE DIVISIONS

IN THE CHURCH THAT DID

SPRING UP OUT OF THE

REFORMATION.

HE IS NOT STARTING A

NEW CHURCH IN HIS MIND; HE

IS RESTORING THE ORIGINAL

CHURCH.

IT IS WHAT HE CALLS THE

ROMANISTS AND THE

CATHOLICS WHO HAVE GONE

OFF THE PATH AND THEY'VE

PERVERTED THE GOSPELS AND

THEY'VE PERVERTED JESUS'

PLAN.

WE HAVE TO THINK OF THE

REFORMATION AS A

REDISCOVER REOY OF SOMETHING

THAT LA HAS ALWAYS BEEN TRUE.

THE IDEA OF REFORMATION IS

TO GO BACK, TO REFORM, TO

RENEW, TO WHAT THE CHURCH

WAS SUPPOSED TO BE.

Reporter: BEFORE THE

MID-16th CENTURY, OTHER

REFORMERS BEGAN TEACHING

AND PREACHING FROM THE

BIBLE WITH NEW ZEAL AS THE

REFORMATION QUICKLY

SPREAD.

LUTHER WOULD INFLUENCE

HUNDREDS, IF NOT

THOUSANDS, OF LEADERS,

MINISTERS, IN THIS DAY AND

AFTER HIM.

PEOPLE LIKE CALVIN, AND

MANY OTHERS LATER, WOULD

LOOK TO LUTHER FOR THE

THEOLOGICAL FOUNDATION OF

THEIR OWN REFORM.

FROM THE SPIRIT OF GOD'S

SPIRIT.

THERE IS JUST AN

EXPLOSION OF DIFFERENT

TYPES OF REFORMS.

EVERYONE LIVING IN THE

WORLD TODAY, WHETHER THEY

KNOW IT OR NOT -- AND MOST

OF US WOULDN'T KNOW IT --

OWE MUCH OF WHAT WE TAKE

FOR GRANTED, OUR

LIBERTIES, THE IDEA OF

DEMOCRACY -- ALL OF THIS

WE OWE ULTIMATELY TO THE

FAITH OF MARTIN LUTHER AND

TO HIS WILLINGNESS TO LIVE

OUT HIS FAITH BY STANDING

AGAINST THE POWERS OF HIS

DAY.

Reporter:

DISAGREEMENTS AROSE

BETWEEN REFORMATION

LEADERS AND

INTERPRETATIONS OF

SCRIPTURE VARIED.

YET AT THE HEART OF THE

REFORMATION FAITH POINTS

TO GOD ALONE AS OUR HOPE

AND SOURCE OF SALVATION.

THIS IS JUST WHAT

LUTHER DISCOVERED, THAT

GOD'S MERCY AND GRACE

CANNOT BE MIXED AND

MINGLED WITH OUR HUMAN

WORKS AND EFFORTS AND

ATTEMPTS TO BRING

OURSELVES RIGHT WITH HIM.

HIS MERCY IS POURED OUT

FOR US UNRESERVEDLY IN

JESUS CHRIST.

THE REFORMATION WAS

ABOUT THE GOSPEL.

THE GOSPEL ENSHRINED IN A

BOOK, THE BIBLE.

AND ABOUT THE SPIRIT OF

GOD, WHO INSPIRED THAT

BOOK TO BE WRITTEN IN THE

FIRST PLACE, COMING INTO

THE LIVES OF MEN AND

WOMEN, CAUSING THEM TO

TURN TO CHRIST AND BE

SAVED.

FAITH NOT AS A WORK, NOT'S

AN EFFORT, BUT FAITH AS A

GIFT.

THE REFORMATION IS A

DOXOLOGICAL EVENT.

IT IS INTENDED TO REVOKE

PRAISE AND WORSHIP THAT IS

WORTHY OF A GREAT AND

MAJESTIC GOD.

TO GOD ALONE BE THE GLORY.

THAT'S THE FINAL LINE OF

THE REFORMATION FAITH.

Reporter: IN THE 500

YEARS SINCE THE

REFORMATION, THE GOSPEL OF

JESUS CHRIST HAS SPREAD

AROUND THE WORLD, AND THE

BIBLE HAS BEEN TRANSLATED

INTO THOUSANDS OF

LANGUAGES.

THE NEED TO CLING TO JESUS

AND HIS WORD REMAINS AS

VITAL FOR THE CHURCH TODAY

AS IT WAS FOR MARTIN

LUTHER DURING THE

REFORMATION.

WE CAN'T DO ANY BETTER

THAN GO BACK TO THE VERY

FIRST OF LUTHER'S 95

THESIS, WHICH SAYS, WHEN

OUR LORD AND MASTER JESUS

CHRIST HAD REPENT, HE

WANTED HIS WHOLE LIFE TO

BE ONE OF CHANGE, OF

TRANSFORMATION, OF

REPENTANCE, OF RENEWAL.

I THINK THAT'S WHAT THE

CHURCH NEEDS TODAY.

WE NEED TO RECOGNIZE OUR

UTTER POVERTY WITHOUT GOD.

WE NEED TO RECOGNIZE THAT

ALL OF OUR EFFORTS TO PULL

OURSELVES UP BY OUR

SPIRITUAL BOOT STRAPS HAVE

FAILED AND THEY WILL FAIL.

AND AT THE END OF THE DAY,

WE HAVE TO THROW OURSELVES

ON THE MERCY OF GOD.

WE ARE BEGGERS, THIS IS

TRUE.

I'M HOPING OUT OF THIS

RENEWAL OF INTEREST IN

LUTHER AND THE REFORMERS,

PEOPLE WILL DIG DEEP TO

THOSE SOURCES OF CHRISTIAN

FAITH.

ESPECIALLY IN THE BIBLE.

READ THE BIBLE.

STUDY IT WITH AN OPEN

HEART AND OPEN MIND.

AND FIND IN THERE A

MESSAGE THAT IS FULL OF

DELIVERANCE, FULL OF

REDEMPTION, AND THAT IS

FULL OF HOPE, IN A WORLD

THAT SO DESPERATELY NEEDS

THE HOPE OF THE GOSPEL.

IT IS CLEAR TO ME THAT

IN EVERY GENERATION, GOD'S

SPIRIT HAS WORKED WITH HIS

CHURCH TO RENEW HER, TO

REFORM HER, AND TO BRING

HER BACK TO THE TRUTH.

I THINK IT IS PIVOTAL THAT

THIS YEAR, THE 500th

ANNIVERSARY OF THIS

EXTRAORDINARY EVENT, THAT

WE HAVE TO STAND TALL.

WE HAVE TO THANK GOD FOR

THE TRUTH THAT WERE

COMMUNICATED, REDISCOVERED

DURING THAT TIME, BUT

CONTINUE TO ASK THE

QUESTION: WHAT ABOUT THE

NEXT 500 YEARS?

ARE THERE AREAS WITHIN THE

CHURCH THAT NEEDS TO BE

REFORMED TODAY?

WE SHOULD SEARCH THE

SCRIPTURES WITH THE SAME

INTENSITY THAT LUTHER DID.

WE SHOULD BE DEPENDENT ON

THE POWER OF THE HOLY

SPIRIT TO HELP US

UNDERSTAND THE SCRIPTURES,

TO ONCE AGAIN ASK THIS

QUESTION: ARE THEY

DOCTRINES?

ARE THEY PRACTICES THAT

BLOCK ACCESS TO GOD?

THAT CONTRADICTS THE WORD

OF THE LORD?

AND LET'S HAVE THE COURAGE

TO STAND UP, LIKE LUTHER,

AND TO ASK THOSE DEEP AND

DIFFICULT QUESTIONS.

AND, LIKE LUTHER, TO SAY,

UNLESS WE CAN SEE THIS IN

THE WORD OF GOD, IT SHOULD

NOT BE SO.

THAT THIS IS THE

FOUNDATION FOR ALL TRUTH.

Wendy: AMEN.

THAT WAS THE THIRD AND

FINAL PART OF OUR SERIES

CALLED, "MARTIN LUTHER

KINGMARTIN LUTHERKING,MARTIN LUTHER:THE RE FORMATION."

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UP NEXT, WE'LL TALK

WITH GOSPEL MUSIC

HALL-OF-FAMER PAT BOONE

WHEN WE COME BACK.

Pat: WELL, THERE

AREN'T MANY ENTERTAINERS

WHO CAN BOAST A RESUME AS

IMPRESSIVE AS PAT BOONE'S.

HE IS A CHART-TOPPING

PERFORMER, A FEATURED

ACTOR IN OVER A DOZEN

FILMS, AND AN OUTSPOKEN

MAN OF FAITH.

Reporter: 55 YEARS

AGO, ONLY ONE PERFORMER

RIVALLED ELVIS PRESLEY'S

DOMINANCE ON THE MUSIC

CHART, AND THAT WAS PAT

BOONE.

HE HAD SIX NUMBER ONE

HITS, 13 CERTIFIED GOLD

SINGLES, TWO GOLD AND ONE

PLATINUM ALBUM.

HE IS STILL PERFORMING AND

PRODUCING, WITH NO SIGNS

OF SLOWING DOWN.

Pat: WE'VE GOT HIM.

WELL, JOINING US NOW IS

OUR DEAR FRIEND PAT BOONE.

BROTHER, IT IS SO GOOD TO

SEE YOU.

IT IS SO WONDERFUL TO

SEE YOU, PAT.

ONE GOOD PAT DESERVES

ANOTHER.

Pat: AMEN.

YOU'VE BEEN DOING SOME

EXCITING THINGS.

ONE IS YOU'RE WORKING NOW

FOR THE STATE OF ISRAEL TO

BRING, WHAT, TOURISM?

WELL, YES.

OVER THE YEARS, YOU KNOW I

HOSTED A TOUR OR TWO WITH

CBN, AND AS MANY AS 1200

PEOPLE ON ONE TOUR.

WE DIDN'T EVER WANT TO DO

THAT AGAIN, BUT IT WAS

GREAT.

BUT OVER THE YEARS, I

PROMOTED TOURISM SO

ADAMANTLY THEY GAVE ME A

TITLE, AMBASSADOR WITHOUT

PORTFOLIO -- THE CHRISTIAN

AMBASSADOR OF TOURISM, BY

GOVERNMENTAL DESIGNATION.

Pat: YOU'RE AN ACTUAL

AMBASSADOR --

AMBASSADOR OF THE STATE

OF ISRAEL, AND A CLOSE

FRIEND OF THE PRIME

MINISTER, WHO CALLS ME

SPEEDY EVERY TIME WE'RE

TOGETHER.

HE WAS AT M.I.T., IN

COLLEGE, WHEN ELVIS AND I

WERE MATCHING EACH OTHER

RECORD FOR RECORD, IN THE

LATE '50s.

HE LOVED ELVIS, BUT I

LOVED MY RECORD OF SPEEDY

GONZALES.

SO EVERY TIME WE'RE

TOGETHER, HE IS LIKE, HEY,

SPEEDY.

HOW ARE YOU?

COME IN.

AND HE HAS THE PICTURE.

AND WE ARE GOOD FRIENDS.

HE IS SUCH A BIBLE

SCHOLAR.

WHEN I MET WITH HIM LAST

MARCH -- BECAUSE I DID A

CONCERT IN TEL AVIV --

SOLD OUT, AND HE COULDN'T

COME BECAUSE OF SECURITY

REASONS.

SO I MET WITH HIM

PRIVATELY.

AND THE FIRST THING HE

WANTED ME TO KNOW WAS, HE

SAYS, MY SON HAD JUST WON

THE NATIONAL CONTEST "KNOW

YOUR BIBLE."

TWICE HE HAS WON IT.

Pat: THAT'S A BIG

THING IN ISRAEL.

YEAH.

AND MARTIN LUTHER IS SUCH

A VITAL PART OF THAT.

I TOLD HIM I WAS VERY

THRILLED TO KNOW THAT HIS

SON WAS SUCH A BIBLE

STUDENT.

I SAID, I KNOW YOU ARE AND

YOUR FATHER, BEN ZION, WAS

A REAL SCHOLAR.

AND HE SAID, YES.

AND HE SAID, EVEN IN

SHABOT, I'LL HAVE A FEW

FRIENDS OVER AND WE'LL

STUDY THE BIBLE TOGETHER.

AND THIS IS THE PRIME

MINISTER.

AND THEN I TOLD HIM ABOUT

RABBI ZADURI, WHO FOUND

THE MESSIAH, STILL WITH

HIS FOLLOWERS.

AND I ASKED NETANYAHU, ARE

YOU AWARE OF THE RABBI AND

THE CONTROVERSY, AND HE

SAID, NO.

I WAS SURPRISED.

I SAID, HE JUST PASSED

ABOUT A YEAR AGO.

YES, I KNEW THE 200,000

JEWS IN THE STREETS WERE

THERE WHEN THEY BLEW THE

SHOFARCE.

SHOFARS.

AND HE SAID, AFTER I'M

GONE, AND ARIEL SHARON

DIES AND I WILL DIE.

AND A YEAR LATER HE OPENED

THIS ENVELOPE, AND HIS

NAME WAS Y OSHEWA.

AND NOW THEY'RE HAVING TO

DEAL IN ISRAEL WITH THE

FACT THAT THEIR MOST

REVERED RABBI SAYS -- HE

DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING OTHER

THAN HIS NAME, AND THAT

COULD MEAN JESUS.

[LAUGHTER]

Pat: IT IS A

WONDERFUL THING.

SO NETANYAHU IS AWARE

OF THAT.

AND I'M GOING TO HOST A

TOUR NOW, MY LAST ONE,

NEXT MAY.

MAY 9th THROUGH THE

20th, AND I'M PUTTING

TOGETHER A WHOLE GROUP OF

PEOPLE, LIKE RABBI YAHEL

EPSTEIN, AND JACKIE

ROBBIE, AND WE'RE GOING TO

TAKE SOME AMERICAN

PERFORMERS AND JEWISH

PERFORMERS, TOO.

BECAUSE I'LL DO TWO

CONCERTS IN TEL AVIV AND

IN JERUSALEM.

BUT, ALSO, WE'RE GOING TO

DO A VIDEO SPECIAL AT THE

ROMAN AMPHITHEATER AND

BRING THAT BACK.

AND WE MAY DO THIS -- I'M

TALKING TO YOUR SON,

GORDON, ABOUT THE

POSSIBILITY THAT THAT

SPECIAL COULD BE ON CBN.

Pat: ABSOLUTELY.

AND IT WILL BE HISTORIC

BECAUSE WHAT PEOPLE DON'T

KNOW, PAT -- AND I'M

TRYING TO LET CHRISTIANS,

AS WELL AS JEWS, KNOW,

THIS BIBLE THAT I READ

THROUGH EVERY YEAR FOR 30

YEARS IS WRITTEN BY JEWS,

FOR JEWS, AND ABOUT JEWS.

FROM GENESIS THROUGH THE

22nd CHAPTER -- WHAT WE

CALL CHRISTIANITY IS

MESSIANIC JUDAISM.

WE ARE JEWS.

I WHERE THIS.

AT THE HEALTH CLUB, THESE

GUYS, SOME IRANIAN AND

SOME JEWS SAY, ARE YOU

JEWISH.

AND I SAY, YEAH.

PAT BOONE, YOU'RE JEWISH?

YEAH, BY ADOPTION.

THE RABBI IS THE SON OF A

CARPENTER FROM BETHLEHEM,

BUT HE IS MY RABBI, MY

MESSIAH.

AND PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO

UNDERSTAND, COMING MORE

AND MORE IN ISRAEL AND

EVERYWHERE --

Pat: BEFORE WE GET

THROUGH, I WANT TO ASK YOU

ABOUT THE WORDS TO THE

SONG TO EXODUS.

IT'S LIKE THE JEWISH

SECOND NATIONAL ANTHEM.

I WROTE THE WORDS.

IT WAS A CHRISTMAS EVE,

AND SHIRLEY WAS BEGGING ME

TO HELP HER GET THE

CHRISTMAS PRESENTS UNDER

THE TREE SO WE COULD GO TO

BED.

I WAS LISTENING TO A PIANO

DUO VERSION OF THAT SONG,

BUM, BUM, BUM, BUM, BUM.

AND I WANTED TO SING IT,

BUT THERE AREN'T ANY

WORDS.

AND SHIRLEY SAID, PLEASE,

SO WE CAN GO TO BED.

I SAID, LET ME LISTEN ONE

MORE TIME.

BOM, BOM, BOM, BOM.

IT IS LIKE A NEON SAID,

THIS LAND IS MINE.

AND I SAID, THAT'S THE

WHOLE STORY OF EXODUS.

"GOD GAVE THIS LAND TO

ME."

I SAID, I'VE GOT TO WRITE

THIS DOWN.

AND I STARTED WRITING.

AND IN 20 MINUTES, I WROTE

THE WORDS TO THE SECOND

JEWISH NATIONAL ANTHEM.

Pat: AND GOD GAVE

THAT TO YOU?

GOD GAVE IT TO ME IN 20

MINUTES.

AND IT WAS ON THE BACK OF

A CHRISTMAS CARD.

I PRESENTED IT TO SHOD

BASHEM, AND HE SAID, THOSE

WORDS MEAN SO MUCH TO US

AT THE HOLOCAUST MUSEUM.

AND I SAID, I'LL GIVE IT

TO YOU NOW.

EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS ARE

OUR BEST FRIENDS, HE SAID.

WE'RE MORE THAN JUST PEST BEST

FRIENDS, WE'RE BROTHERS.

Pat: PAT BOONE,

Israeltour.com.

GOD BLESS YOU, MY BROTHER.

GOD BLESS YOU, TOO.

STAY WELL, MY MAN.

Pat: I'M GOING TO DO

IT.

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