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The 700 Club - February 22, 2018

Hear the real-life story that sounds like the plot of a Hollywood thriller as a father has to rescue his daughter from human traffickers. Plus, the medium who was bewitched by evil spirits. Read Transcript


Announcer: THE

FOLLOWING PROGRAM IS

SPONSORED BY CBN.

Wendy: COMING UP, THE

RECORD MICHAEL W. SMITH

DIDN'T THINK HE WAS GOING TO

DO.

IT IS LIKE A DREAM COME

TRUE.

Wendy: HEAR THE

INSPIRATION BEHIND HIS

LATEST ALBUM.

HE TAUGHT ME SO MUCH

ABOUT LIFE.

Wendy: PLUS...THE

REAL-LIFE STORY THAT SOUNDS

LIKE THE PLOT OF A HOLLYWOOD

THRILLER, AS A FATHER HAS TO

RESCUE HIS DAUGHTER FROM

HUMAN TRAFFICKERS.

> AND THEN, THE MEDIUM WHO

WAS BEWITCHED BY EVIL

SPIRITS.

IF I DIE, I DON'T WANT TO

DIE LIKE THIS.

Wendy: ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

*

Pat: WELL, WELCOME TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

TRIBUTES HAVE BEEN POURING

IN FOR BILLY GRAHAM.

HE WAS LOVED ALL OVER THE

WORLD.

AND WE'RE SO GLAD TO HEAR

ALL OF THE GOOD THINGS THAT

ARE BEING SAID.

HE WILL BE LAID TO REST IN

NORTH CAROLINA NEXT FRIDAY,

AND MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN

CALLING HIM A TRULY HUMBLE

SERVANT OF GOD, WHICH IS MY

OPINION.

HE IS ONE OF THE MOST HUMBLE

MEN, WE ALL OF THE AC

ACCLAIM.

IF THERE IS ONE THING ABOUT

BILLY, IT IS HUMILITY.

Terry: HEATHER SELLS

BRINGSS US SOME OF THE

ACCOLADES COMING IN.

Heather: MANY ARE

CALLING BILLY GRAHAM ONE OF

THE GREATEST EVANGELISTS

EVER, WHO CANNOT BE

REPLACED.

PRESIDENT TRUMP DESCRIBED

HIM IN A STATEMENT AS GOD'S

AMBASSADOR AND SAID HE WAS

PRIVILEGED TO KNOW HIM.

FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK

OBAMA SAID HE GAVE HOPE AND

GUIDANCE TO GENERATIONS OF

AMERICANS.

OTHER PRESIDENTS ALSO

PRAISED HIM.

AND SOUTHERN BAPTIST

SPOKESMAN RUSSELL MOORE

CALLED HIM THE MOST

IMPORTANT E EVANGELIST

SINCE THE APOSTLE PAUL.

JERRY FALWELL SAID HE

ILLUMINATED THE GOSPEL LIKE

NO ONE ELSE.

THE CHRISTIAN FAITH HAS

LOST THE BEST COMMUNICATOR

OF THE GOSPEL IN THE LAST

CENTURY, IN MY OPINION.

Heather: OUTSIDE OF THE

GRAHAM LIBRARY IN CHARLOTTE,

NORTH CAROLINA, VISITORS

REACTED IN SHOCK WHEN THEY

HEARD THE NEWS.

WE JUST LOVED HIM.

IT FEELS LIKE THE WORLD IS

GOING TO FALL APART.

Heather: THOSE WHO

SPENT TIME WITH GRAHAM

REMEMBERED HIS HUMILITY AND

KINDNESS.

THE PRIVATE BILLY GRAHAM WAS

THE SAME AS THE PUBLIC BILLY

GRAHAM.

MINISTRY LEADERS REMEMBERED

HIS FIERCE CONVICTION TO

INTEGRITY THAT ALLOWED HIM

TO PREACH FOR DECADES

WITHOUT SCANDAL.

PRESIDENT TRUMP REMEMBERED

HIS LEADERSHIP IN THE WAKE

OF 9/11.

SPEAKING AT THE NATIONAL

CATHEDRAL, GRAHAM TOLD

AMERICANS, GOD CAN BE

TRUSTED EVEN WHEN LIFE SEEMS

AT ITS DARKEST.

REGENT UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR

AND NATIVE SOUTH AFRICAN

CORNI BECKER REMEMBERED THAT

GRAHAM WAS A CHAMPION OF

RACIAL EQUALITY.

HE REFUSED TO SPEAK IN SOUTH

AFRICA UNTIL 1973, WHEN

BLACKS AND WHITES COULD HEAR

THE MESSAGE TOGETHER.

HE WOULD OFTEN SAY, THE

GROUND AT THE FOOT OF THE

CROSS IS LEVEL.

ANY PERSON CAN COME.

AND BILLY CERTAINLY

UNDERSTOOD THAT RACIAL

HARMONY AND THE EQUALITY OF

ALL PEOPLE WERE, INDEED,

PART AND PARCEL OF THE

GOSPEL.

INDEED, IT IS THE GOSPEL.

Heather: A SPOKESMAN

FOR GRAHAM SAID HE SPENT HIS

LAST FEW MONTHS ON EARTH IN

AND OUT OF CONSCIOUSNESS,

NOT TAKING PHONE CALLS OR

SEEING GUESTS.

A NURSE WAS THE ONLY ONE

WITH HIM WHEN HE PASSED,

WHICH HIS DOCTOR DESCRIBED

AS PEACEFUL.

GRAHAM HAD SUFFERED FROM

CANCER, PNEUMONIA, AND OTHER

HEALTH PROBLEMS.

NOW THE WORLD IS PREPARING

TO HONOR HIM WITH A SERIES

OF TRIBUTES, A THREE-HOUR

PROCESSION IS PLANNED FOR

SATURDAY TO TAKE HIS BODY

FROM ASHVILLE TO CHARLOTTE.

IT WILL LIE IN REPOSE FOR

TWO DAYS NEXT WEEK.

A PRIVATE FUNERAL WILL BE

HELD NEXT FRIDAY, MARCH

2nd.

GRAHAM'S SON, FRANKLIN, WILL

DELIVER THE EULOGY.

BUT FOR GRAHAM, THE

ACCOLADES WERE NEVER THE

GOAL.

WHAT ONLY MATTERED WAS THE

LORD.

I WANT TO HEAR ONE PERSON

SAY SOMETHING NICE ABOUT ME,

AND THAT'S THE LORD.

WHEN I FACE HIM, I WANT HIM

TO SAY TO ME, WELL-DONE, THY

GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT.

Pat: DURING HIS

LIFETIME, BILLY GRAHAM

TOUCHED MILLIONS OF LIVES IN

COUNTLESS WAYS.

WENDY GRIFFITH HAS THAT.

Wendy: THAT'S RIGHT,

PAT.

BILLY GRAHAM HAD A STRONG

WORK ETHIC, A DEEP PERSONAL

INTEGRITY, AND A PRAYING

MOTHER.

THOSE WERE JUST SOME OF THE

INFLUENCES THAT HELPED HIM

LEAVE A LEGACY IN THE LIVES

OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD.

MARK MARTIN BRINGS US THAT

STORY.

>

Mark: THE REVEREND

BILLY GRAHAM SHARED THE

GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST TO

NEARLY 215 MILLION PEOPLE IN

LIVE AUDIENCES IN MORE THAN

1 85 COUNTRIES AND

TERRITORIES.

AND HE REACHED HUNDREDS OF

MILLIONS MORE THROUGH RADIO,

TELEVISION, FILM, BOOKS, AND

THE INTERNET.

HE DEVELOPED HIS STRONG WORK

ETHIC GROWING UP ON A DAIRY

FARM DURING THE DEPRESSION.

IN 1978, CBN SPOKE WITH

GRAHAM'S MOTHER,

MRS. FRANKLIN GRAHAM, IN

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA.

OUR MAIN PRAYER WAS THAT

HE MILITANT STUDY, TO SHOW

HIMSELF APPROVED UNTO GOD, A

WORKMAN THAT NEEDED NOT TO

BE ASHAMED.

THAT WAS REALLY THE SINCERE

PRAYER OF OUR HEART FOR

YEARS.

DON'T EVER SAY IT IS A

WHITE MAN'S RELIGION OR A

BLACK MAN'S RELIGION.

CHRIST BELONGS TO ALL

PEOPLE.

Mark: THE LATE GOSPEL

SINGER GEORGE BEVERLY SHAY

ONCE TALKED ABOUT HOW PEOPLE

WOULD REMEMBER THE FAMOUS

EVANGELIST.

50 YEARS FROM NOW, THOSE

WILL REMEMBER A MAN OF GREAT

INTEGRITY, AND A MAN WITH

ONE MESSAGE: THAT GOD LOVES

YOU AND CHRIST WAS PROVIDED

TO SAVE YOU.

Mark: GRAHAM'S FINAL

CRUSADE TOOK PLACE IN 2005

IN NEW YORK CITY.

PRIOR TO THAT, AT A NEWS

CONFERENCE, HE OFFERED THESE

POIGNANT WORDS.

I LOOK FORWARD TO DEATH

WITH GREAT ANTICIPATION.

I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO

SEEING GOD FACE TO FACE.

Mark: GRAHAM AND HIS

WIFE RUTH, WHO PASSED AWAY

IN 2007, HAD FIVE CHILDREN:

GIGI, ANNE, RUTH, FRANKLIN,

AND NED.

AND NOW HE IS WALKING THE

STREETS OF GLORY HIMSELF,

ALONG WITH THOSE WHO BROUGHT

TO THE LORD, AND AHEAD OF

OTHERS WHO WILL JOIN HIM IN

THE YEARSED AHEAD.

> AT THE AGE OF 16, MY

MOTHER WENT FORWARD AT ONE

OF HIS CRUSADES TO REAFFIRM

HER FAITH IN CRIEFTD.

IN CHRIST.

SHE WOULD LATER LEAD ME TO

JESUS CHRIST.

Wendy: AND YOU CAN SEE

MUCH MORE OF BILLY GRAHAM'S

PASSING AND LEGACY,

INCLUDING WHAT HIS CHILDREN

ARE SAYING ABOUT HIS DEATH,

AND HIS FINAL PRAYER FOR THE

WORLD ON HIS 99th

BIRTHDAY.

ALL OF THAT AND MUCH MORE IS

ON OUR WEB PAGE AT

CBNNEWS.COM.

> STUDENTS, PARENTS, AND

TEACHERS SHARED THEIR FEARS

AND TEARS AT THE WHITE HOUSE

YESTERDAY.

PRESIDENT TRUMP HELD A

LISTENING SESSION.

HE HEARD FROM STUDENTS AND

PARENTS WHO WERE PERSONALLY

AFFECTED BY MASS SHOOTINGS

ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

THE PRESIDENT OFFERED SOME

IDEAS ON HOW TO PREVENT MORE

ATTACKS, INCLUDING ARMING

SOME TEACHERS AND GIVING

THEM SPECIAL TRAINING.

President Trump: AN

ATTACK HAS LASTED, ON

AVERAGE, ABOUT THREE

MINUTES.

IT TAKES FIVE TO EIGHT

MINUTES FORRESPONDERS,

RESPONDERS, SO THE ATTACK IS

OVER.

SCHOOL TEACHERS HAVE MORE

THAN ENOUGH RESPONSIBILITIES

RIGHT NOW, THAN TO HAVE THE

AWESOME RESPONSIBILITY OF

LETHAL FORCE TO TAKE A

LIFE.

NO PARENT SHOULD GO

THROUGH THIS.

AND AFTER SANDY HOOK THEY

SAID WE WOULDN'T LET THIS

HAPPEN AGAIN, AND YET IT HAS

CONTINUED TO HAPPEN FOR FIVE

YEARS.

HOW MANY MORE DEATHS CAN WE

TAKE AS A COUNTRY?

HOW MANY MORE TEENAGERS AND

SIX AND SEVEN-YEAR-OLDS HAVE

TO DIE?

Wendy: THE PRESIDENT

WILL MEET WITH STATE AND

LOCAL OFFICIALS TODAY TO

TALK ABOUT SCHOOL SAFETY.

PAT, WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT

THE PRESIDENT'S IDEA OF

ARMING TEACHERS?

Pat: I THINK IT IS A

GOOD IDEA.

HERE AT CBN, WE HAVE A

POLICE FORCE.

BECAUSE THERE ARE THREATS.

THERE ARE ALWAYS THREATS.

BUT WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE

TRAINED, QUALIFIED, POLICE

OFFICERS.

THEY ARE ACTUALLY PART OF

THE VIRGINIA BEACH POLICE

DEPARTMENT.

THEY GO THROUGH ALL OF THE

TRAINING.

AND SOME HAVE EXTRA

TRAINING.

THEY HAVE TRAINING IN

WEAPONS AND SO FORTH.

AND SO IF SOMEBODY WANTS TO

MESS WITH US, THEY'RE GOING

TO MEET PEOPLE WHO ARE

QUALIFIED TO RESIST THEM.

AND I THINK THESE SHOOTERS

ARE COWARDS.

THEY REALIZE THESE ARE

UNARMED KIDS, AND THEY CAN

GO IN WITH AN ASSAULT WEAPON

AND SHOOT THEM.

I THINK THE IDEA OF HAVING

BACKGROUND CHECKS IS GOOD,

BUT, LET'S FACE IT, THERE

ARE 300 MILLION WEAPONS

ALREADY IN PEOPLE'S HANDS.

I THINK DOING BACKGROUND

CHECKS AND PROHIBITING

PEOPLE WITH MENTAL

CONDITIONS FROM ONLY

FIREARMS IS GOOD, BUT

THEY'VE ALREADY GOT THEM.

SO I THINK THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE WON'T STAND FOR THE

GOVERNMENT GOING IN TO

CONFISCATE THEIR WEAPONS.

THEY WON'T DO IT.

SO THE IDEA OF HAVING

TRAINED POLICE OFFICERS --

NOT NECESSARILY TEACHERS --

NOT ARMING TEACHERS, BUT TO

HAVE -- IT WILL ADD TO THE

BURDEN OF EXPENSES OF THESE

SCHOOLS, BUT I THINK IT IS

IMPORTANT.

IT'S PART OF THE BUDGET HERE

AT CBN.

I THINK HAVING TRAINED

OFFICERS -- THESE ARE ALL

TRAINED.

I GO TO THE RANGE EVERY SO

OFTEN MYSELF AND DO SOME

SHOOTING, AND OTHERS DO THE

SAME THING.

YOU KNOW, WE'RE NOT ABOUT TO

GO OUT AND ATTACK SOMEBODY,

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, I

THINK WE'VE GOT PEOPLE

AROUND US WHO ARE HIGHLY

QUALIFIED.

WENDY?

Wendy: AMEN.

> WELL, ATTORNEY-GENERAL

JEFF SESSIONS HAS CREATED A

CYBER SECURITY TASKFORCE.

IT WILL TAKE ON THE WIDE

VARIETY OF TECHNOLOGICAL

THREATS AGAINST THE UNITED

STATES.

THAT INCLUDES EVERYTHING

FROM HACKERS TO FAKE NEWS TO

TERRORISTS AND CORPORATE

ESPIONAGE, AS WELL AS

POTENTIAL THREATS AGAINST

THE U.S. INFRASTRUCTURE,

LIKE IT'S POWER GRID.

THE TASKFORCE WILL COME FROM

OUR FEDERAL AGENCIES AND THE

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT.

PAT, I KNOW YOU'RE EXCITED

ABOUT WHAT REGENT UNIVERSITY

IS UP TO.

Pat: WENDY, YOU HAVE

PUSHED MY HOT BO HOT

BUTTON.

WE BOUGHT A CYBER RANGE FROM

A COMPANY THAT IS VERY

SOPHISTICATED.

WE HAVE ADVANCED TRAINING

RIGHT NOW.

WE CAN TRAIN CYBER

SPECIALISTS IN A SHORT

COURSE.

AND WE HAVE A B.S. IN CYBER

AND DIGITAL FORENSICS, AND

WE HAVE A BACHELORS AND A

MASTER'S OF SCIENCE IN CYBER

SECURITY.

WE HAD A SUMMIT HERE, AND WE

HAD INCREDIBLE PEOPLE, THE

F.B.I. AND THE DEFENSE

DEPARTMENT, AND VARIOUS ONES

THAT WERE HERE, SAYING WE

WANT TRAINING AND WE WANT TO

PROVIDE TRAINING.

AND IT LOOKS LIKE WE'RE IN

THE MIDDLE -- TERRY, IT'S A

HOT FIELD.

Terry: IT IS A VERY HOT

FIELD.

I THINK YOU'RE GOING TO SEE

A TREMENDOUS RESPONSE TO THE

AVAILABILITY OF IT.

Pat: WELL, THERE ARE

SEVERAL MILLION JOBS.

IT WAS LISTED AS A MILLION

JOBS.

AND NOW SOME FIGURES I'VE

READ ARE TWO OR THREE TIMES

THAT.

SO THERE IS TREMENDOUS

OPENINGS.

BUT I WANT TO TRAIN CYBER

SPECIALISTS.

IF WE HAVE A COUPLE, THREE

MONTHS OF INTENSE TRAINING,

ACTUALLY GOING TO SCHOOL 24

HOURS A DAY -- BUT THEY'RE

GOING TO SCHOOL SIX DAYS A

WEEK, INTENSE TRAINING.

AND I THINK OUT OF THAT,

THEY CAN HAVE THESE

SPECIALISTS AND A MASTER'S

DEGREE OR DOCTORATE OR

SOMETHING IS WHAT WE CAN

OFFER, BUT I THINK THAT'S

WHAT WE NEED.

Terry: YES.

MANY, MANY COMPANIES WILL BE

LOOKING FOR THE PEOPLE WHO

HAVE THE REAL EXPERIENCE AND

BACKGROUND IN THAT.

Pat: WE HAVE THAT.

AND OUR CYBER RANGE IS

HIGHLY SOPHISTICATED.

WE GOT IT FROM CYBER BIT,

WHICH IS A DIVISION OF "L"

BIT IN ISRAEL, AND IT IS

REALLY GOOD-LOOKING.

THIS IS THE CYBER LAB.

THESE ARE PEOPLE GOING INTO

THE CYBER LAB.

AND THEY WERE VERY EXCITED

ABOUT WHAT THEY SAW.

THAT WAS THE RIBBON CUTTING

OF OUR CYBER RANGE.

Terry: SEE YOU'RE OPEN

FOR BUSINESS.

Pat: WE'RE OPEN FOR

BUSINESS.

AND IT IS PUTTING REGENT

UNIVERSITY IN A WHOLE OTHER

CLASS OF EDUCATIONAL

INSTITUTIONS.

Terry: IT'S VERY

EXCITING.

Wendy: ALL RIGHT.

WELL, SOME GOOD NEWS HERE:

A HUGE VICTORY FOR THE

UNITED STATES AT THE WINTER

OLYMPICS.

THE WOMEN'S HOCKEY TEAM WON

THE GOLD, BUT THEY NEEDED A

SHOOTOUT TO WIN IT.

IT WAS THE FIRST GOLD MEDAL

FOR THE WOMEN'S TEAM SINCE

1998, 20 YEARS AGO. GIGI MARVIN, WHO

SAYS HER MISSION IS ABOUT

MORE THAN JUST WINNING GOLD

MEDALS.

HER MISSION IS LEADING

OTHERS TO CHRIST.

Terry: THAT WAS AN

EXCITING GAME, AND

LONG-AWAITED VICTORY.

Pat: SOMEBODY PULLED US

THROUGH.

Terry: THAT WAS

WONDERFUL.

> WELL, UP NEXT, MICHAEL

W. SMITH FULFILLS A

LIFE-LONG DREAM IN HIS

LATEST MUSIC VIDEO.

"A MILLION LIGHTS" CAME

FROM MY MY FASCINATION WITH

SPACE.

YOU REALLY FEEL LIKE YOU DID

GO INTO SPACE.

Terry: THE

MULTI-PLATINUM ARTIST TALKS

ABOUT THE TIMELY MESSAGE

BEHIND HIS NEW BACK-TO-BACK

PROJECTS.

THAT'S ALL AFTER THISCH

Pat: HEY, YOU'RE

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB."

WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY TO BE

ALIVE.

IT IS A GREAT DAY.

I HOPE YOU'RE ENJOYING IT.

> WELL, HE IS A THREE-TIME

GRAMMY AWARD-WINNER, AND HE

HAS BEEN WRITING AND

PERFORMING CHRISTIAN MUSIC

FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS.

AND THIS WEEK SMITTY,

MICHAEL W. SMITH, IS

RELEASING A NEW LIVE WORSHIP

ALBUM.

CBN'S BEN KENNEDY RECENTLY

TALKED WITH HIM ABOUT THE

INSPIRATION BETWEEN THIS

PARTICULAR WORK OF MUSIC.

Reporter: ODDS ARE

YOU'VE HEARD THE NAME

MICHAEL W. SMITH.

FOR DECADES HE HAS TOPPED

BOTH CHRISTIAN AND POP MUSIC

CHARTS.

BUT HIS LATEST ALBUM SHARES

A MORE PERSONAL SIDE THAT

WE'VE NOT SEEN BEFORE.

* A MILLION LIGHTS

Reporter: "A MILLION

LIGHTS" IS THE NAME OF

MICHAEL W. SMITH'S LATEST

ALBUM, A PROJECT WHICH

ALMOST DIDN'T HAPPEN.

I HONESTLY DIDN'T THINK I

WAS GOING TO ACTUALLY DO A

RECORD BECAUSE I WAS STILL

GRIEVING THE PASSING OF MY

DAD, WHO I WAS EXTREMELY

CLOSE TO.

Reporter: MICHAEL'S DAD

WAS A MAJOR INFLUENCE IN HIS

LIFE.

HE OFTEN CALLED HIS FATHER

HIS BIGGEST FAN.

MY DAD WAS MY HERO.

HE TAUGHT ME SO MUCH ABOUT

LIFE.

Reporter: THAT

INSPIRATION LED MICHAEL TO

BEGIN WRITING AGAIN.

ONE DAY THE FLOODGATES

OPENED UP, AND I COULDN'T

GET RECORDING FAST ENOUGH.

I THINK EVERY SONGWRITER

GOES THROUGH THE TIME WHERE,

OH, MY GOSH, I'VE DRIED UP

AND I'VE GOT TO GO GET

ANOTHER JOB.

AND THAT HAPPENED TO ME.

IT'S BEEN A GREAT RUN.

AND THEN ONE DAY I WROTE "A

MILLION LIGHTS."

Reporter: AND HE DIDN'T

STOP THERE.

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIS

CAREER, MICHAEL PLANS TO

RELEASE BACK-TO-BACK

PROJECTS.

I WEPT T I WENT TO MY

MANAGER AND SAID, I'VE GOT

THIS GREAT IDEA.

I THINK I'M SUPPOSED TO DO

THIS POP RECORD.

Reporter: A NEW ALBUM

WILL DEBUT ONLY A WEEK AFTER

HIS STUDIO RECORDING.

A MILLION LIGHTS -- WHAT

DOES IT MEAN?

IT CAME FROM MY

FASCINATION WITH SPACE.

I WANTED TO BE AN

ASTRONAUT.

Reporter: IT TURNS OUT

HE GOT TO LIVE OUT HIS DREAM

IN THIS SONG'S MUSIC VIDEO.

IT WAS LIKE A DREAM COME

TRUE BECAUSE IT FELT LIKE

YOU DO GO TO SPACE.

Reporter: WHAT WAS IT

LIKE TO DO THE VIDEO WITH

YOUR SON?

HE'S TALENTED.

I REMEMBER HIM WITH THE HAND

VIDEO CAM WHEN HE WAS EIGHT,

NINE YEARS OLD, AND I

THOUGHT, THAT GOY I GUY IS

GOING TO BE A FILM-MAKER ONE

DAY.

IT IS GREAT TO WORK WITH

YOUR KIDS.

Reporter: HIS GOAL: TO

TAKE ON THE DEVISIVE

NATIONAL SENTIMENT AND MEAN

SOCIAL MEDIA BY PROMOTING

LOVE AND RESPECT FOR

DIFFERING POINTS OF VIEW.

> AT AGE 15, YOU KNEW YOU

WANTED TO BE A MUSICIAN.

WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE TO THIS

GENERATION?

IT IS NOT ABOUT YOU.

AND THERE IS A BIGGER PLAY

HERE.

I DON'T THINK YOU'RE HERE BY

MISTAKE.

I THINK GOD HAS A CALL ON

YOUR LIFE.

AND I THINK HE IS CRAZY

ABOUT YOU.

AND THERE IS A DESTINY ON

YOUR LIFE.

Reporter: THAT DESTINY

LED MICHAEL TO BECOME A TOP

CHRISTIAN ARTIST, A MEMBER

OF THE GOSPEL MUSIC HALL OF

FAME, HE HAS ALSO TAKEN HOME

THREE GRAMMYS, 45 DOVE

AWARDS, AND CONTINUES TO

INSPIRE FANS WORLDWIDE.

THE FIRST ALBUM WAS BACK IN

1983, AND 30 YEARS LATER WE

HAVE "GO WEST, YOUNG MAN,"

AND NOW "A MILLION LIGHTS."

PEOPLE ARE WONDERING, WHAT

IS THE KEY BEHIND YOUR

SUCCESS?

WELL, I THINK IT IS A GOD

THING, ULTIMATELY.

THIS IS WHAT I'M MADE FOR.

WHY I'VE GOTTEN TO DO IT

THIS LONG, I'LL ASK GOD ONE

DAY WHEN I SEE HIM.

> I THINK MAYBE A

PRACTICAL ANSWER IS I STILL

LOVE WHAT I DO.

Reporter: MICHAEL IS

ABOUT TO KICK OFF A WORLD

TOUR, INCLUDING HIS FIRST

EVER PERFORMANCE IN ISRAEL,

WHICH IS FITTING SINCE

MICHAEL SAYS IT WAS A VISIT

TO THE HOLY LAND YEARS AGO

THAT TRANSFORMED HIS FAITH.

HIS TOUR WILL RETURN HERE IN

THE U.S. FOR CONCERTS ACROSS

THE COUNTRY.

BEN KENNEDY, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Pat: A GREAT MAN AND A

WONDERFUL GUY.

THAT'S JUST TERRIFIC.

HE IS JUST A NICE GUY.

I'M FINDING WITH BILLY

GRAHAM, MICHAEL W. SMITH,

THESE GUYS -- THEY HAVE HIT

THE TOP OF THEIR PROFESSION,

AND EVERY ONE OF THEM IS

HUMBLE.

THEY'RE SERVANTS OF THE LORD

AND THEY GIVE GOD THE

CREDIT.

IF YOU GIVE GOD THE CREDIT,

THERE IS NO END TO WHAT YOU

CAN DO.

WHAT DID THE MOVIE SAY -- I

WORK LIKE IT ALL DEPENDS ON

ME, AND I PRAY LIKE IT ALL

DEPENDS ON GOD.

I THINK WE GIVE HIM THE

GLORY, AND YOU CANNOT

IMAGINE WHAT CAN HAPPEN.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT

MICHAEL W. SMITH'S WORLD

TOUR AND HIS NEW C.D.s BY

GOING TO CBNNEWS.COM.

TERRY?

Terry: A VERY TALENTED

GUY.

> COMING UP, SHE WAS

ARRIVING HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR

WHO FORSOOK HER FAMILY AND

HER FAMILY AND HER CHRISTIAN

FAITH ALL FOR HER ONLINE

MUSLIM BOYFRIEND.

MACKENZIE BALDWIN AND HER

FATHER TELL THEIR CHILLING

STORY RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Terry: WHEN MACKENZIE

BALDWIN FIRST BEGAN CHATTING

ON LINE WITH A MAN FROM

KOSOVO, IT WAS THE SPRING OF

HER JUNIOR YEAR IN HIGH

SCHOOL.

WITHIN SIX MONTHS, SHE WAS

TONIGHTIN ATTENDING A

MOSQUE, AND EVEN WEARING A

HIJAB.

Reporter: THE BALDWINS

ARE A CLOSE FAMILY, BUT

SOMETHING HAPPENED TO

MACKENZIE BEFORE HER SENIOR

YEAR IN HIGH SCHOOL.

SHE MET A MUSLIM MAN ON HIGH

SCHOOL AND ABANDONED HER

FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND EVEN

HER CHRISTIAN FAITH.

THEY SHARE BOTH SIDES OF

LIATHEIR RIVETING STORY.

Terry: PLEASE WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB," MACKENZIE

BALDWIN AND HER FATHER,

JOHN.

IT IS GREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH

US.

IT IS NOT UNUSUAL FOR YOUNG

PEOPLE TO GET ON LINE AND

START CHATTING WITH SOMEONE

THEY DON'T KNOW.

AND TO EVEN TO BE INTRIGUED

AND FORM A FRIENDSHIP WITH

PEOPLE, AND MAYBE YOU NEVER

EVEN HAVE SEEN THEM EYEBALL

TO EYEBALL.

WHEN DID YOU FIRST BEGIN

HAVING FEELINGS FOR THIS MAN

FROM KOSOVO.

I WOULD SAY FOUR OR FIVE

MONTHS.

IT WAS A VERY SLOW PROCESS,

TO SOMETIMES I DIDN'T EVEN

REALIZE I WAS HAVING

FEELINGS UNTIL LATER ON.

BUT IT WAS INCREDIBLY

SUBTLE.

Terry: AND YOU HAD A

RELATIONSHIP FOR A WHILE

THAT WAS WANING ON ITS OWN,

NOT AS A RESULT OF THIS.

AND THAT LEFT YOUR LIFE OPEN

TO THIS?

YES.

Terry: JOHN, IT WAS THE

REQUEST FOR A QURAN THAT

MADE YOUR ANTENNA STAND UP.

WHAT WAS YOUR RESPONSE TO

THAT?

WE'RE A VERY DEEPLY

CHRISTIAN FAMILY, AND IT WAS

VERY CONCERNING WHEN SHE

FIRST ASKED.

BUT I ALSO REALIZED SHE GREW

UP IN A TIME DIFFERENT AND A

SOCIETY DIFFERENT THAN ME.

SHE IS EXPOSED TO MULTIPLE

RELIGIONS AND MULTIPLE

CULTURES.

AND I UNDERSTOOD THAT.

AND I ALSO REALIZED AT 17,

18, THAT KIDS GO THROUGH A

SPIRITUAL AWAKENING.

AND THEY'VE GOT THEIR

JOURNEY.

AND MY JOURNEY CAN BE

DIFFERENT.

AND AS OUR FIRST CHILD, IT

IS, LIKE, YOU KNOW, HER

JOURNEY WILL BE DIFFERENT

THAN MINE.

Terry: IT WILL BE,

SURE.

AND SHE HAS FRIENDS THAT

ISLAMIC.

WE AGREED AS LONG AS SHE WAS

GOING TO COMPARE IT TO THE

BIBLE, AND IF SHE WOULD COME

TO ME WITH QUESTIONS, AND WE

WOULD DISCUSS IT TOGETHER --

I SET THOSE PARAMETERS --

THAT IT WILL BE OKAY.

Terry: MACKENZIE, AND

YOU SAY WHEN YOU FIRST GOT

THE QURAN YOUR INTENTION WAS

TO COMPARE THE TWO.

BUT SOMEWHERE ALONG THE

LINE, YOU WERE SPENDING MORE

TIME IN THE QURAN.

EVENTUALLY YOU STARTED

ATTENDING A MOSQUE.

HOW DID THAT COME ABOUT?

IT IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP

IN MIND THAT THE WHOLE

REASON I WAS REALLY

ATTRACTED TO ISLAM WAS

BECAUSE OF ADAM.

AT SOME POINT HE TOLD ME, IF

YOU'RE NOT MUSLIM, WE CAN'T

BE TOGETHER.

THAT WAS MY REAL GOAL, WAS

TO BE WITH HIM.

AND MY LOVE FOR ADAM AT SOME

POINT OVER TOOK, WAS MORE

POWERFUL, THAN MY LOVE FOR

JESUS CHRIST AT THE TIME.

AND THAT REALLY WAS WHAT

SHIFTED EVERYTHING.

Terry: WELL, ALSO, WHEN

YOUNG PEOPLE ARE AT THE AGE

AND STAGE THAT YOU WERE AT

THAT POINT, I THINK YOU ARE

SO VULNERABLE.

WE'RE SEARCHING THE WORLD.

WE'RE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT

WHO WE ARE, WHAT DO I

BELIEVE, WHAT DO MY PARENTS

BELIEVE?

YOU ACTUALLY MADE PLANS TO

FINALLY MEET ADAM.

IT WASN'T GOING TO BE JUST

THIS PERSON ONLINE ANYMORE.

TELL ME ABOUT THAT.

IT ORIGINALLY DIDN'T EVEN

START THAT WAY.

ORIGINALLY HE ASKED ME,

MAYBE IF I COME TO DALLAS,

DO YOU THINK WE COULD MEET.

I DIDN'T EVEN THINK WE WOULD

BE TALKING.

HE ASKED A YEAR FROM NOW IF

WE COULD MEET.

AND THEN SLOWLY DALLAS

TURNED INTO NEW YORK, AND

THEN NEW YORK TURNED INTO

SWITZERLAND.

AND I WAS ALREADY PLANNING

ON GOING TO SWITZERLAND FOR

A TRIP.

SO IT WAS A LONG PROCESS.

AND THE WHOLE TIME, HE KNEW

HOW FAR I WOULD GO.

AND I WOULD -- THROUGHOUT

THIS TIME HE WOULD LURE ME

OUT, I WAS FALLING MORE AND

MORE IN LOVE WITH HIM.

Terry: DID YOU HAVE ANY

CONCERN EVER, INSIDE

YOURSELF, ABOUT WALKING AWAY

FROM EVERYTHING THAT WAS

SAFE AND KNOWN AND DOING IT

WITHOUT TELLING THEM, INTO A

SCENARIO THAT WAS UNKNOWN?

I DID, YOU KNOW?

AND I DID -- I HAD LATE

NIGHTS THINKING ABOUT THAT.

AND SEVERAL TIMES I WOULD

THINK, WHAT AM I DOING?

I'M PUSHING AWAY EVERYBODY

THAT I LOVE AND CHANGING MY

RELIGION.

BUT AT SOME POINT I REALLY

THOUGHT -- I LOOKED AROUND

AND I THOUGHT, I DON'T HAVE

MY FAMILY ANYMORE.

I DON'T HAVE MY FRIENDS.

I ONLY HAVE HIM.

I'VE GONE TOO FAR.

I CAN'T TURN BACK NOW.

Terry: THAT ISOLATION

IS ALMOST A PART OM WHAT

HAPPENS ALONG THE WAY.

AND IN HIGH SCHOOLS AND

CHURCHES AND STUFF -- THAT'S

SUCH A THING WE TRY TO FOCUS

ON WITH THESE KIDS THAT WE

SPEAK TO BECAUSE THEY ARE IN

THIS PROCESS WITH OTHER GUYS

OFTEN.

Terry: SURE.

YOU KNOW, YOU SAW, JOHN, THE

CHANGE IN BEHAVIOR AND THE

NOT HANGING WITH FRIENDS

ANYMORE.

BUT IT WAS REALLY THE GRACE

OF GOD THAT ALERTED YOU TO

THIS.

HOW DID YOU FIND OUT THAT

THIS TRIP WAS PLANNED, AND

WHAT DID YOU DO?

THE GRACE OF GOD IS

EXACTLY RIGHT.

I'VE GOT A FRIEND OF MINE

WHO -- WE'VE HAD -- WHO'S

DAUGHTER WAS A FRIEND OF

MACKENZIE'S.

HE TEXTED ME AND HE SAID, I

DON'T KNOW IF YOU UNDERSTAND

THIS OR NOT, BUT SHE IS

INVOLVED IN THIS SECRET

RELATIONSHIP THAT HAS BEEN

GOING ON FOR A LONG TIME.

SHE IS PLANNING TO BE

ENGAGED AND LEAVE THE

COUNTRY SECRETLY.

HE ALSO ADDED -- HE SAID, IF

YOU GUYS FIND OUT, SHE IS

PREPARED TO LEAVE THE NEXT

DAY.

SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO TELL

YOU --

Terry: HOW DID YOU KNOW

WHAT TO DO NEXT?

I DIDN'T KNOW.

I WAS SO SHOCKED.

IT TOOK A WHILE FOR ME TO

GET MY HEAD AROUND WHAT HAD

HAPPENED.

BUT SOME OF THE PIECES OF

THE PUZZLE BEGAN FALLING IN

PLACE.

WE REALIZED WHY I'VE BEEN

TREATING IT AS MAYBE

REBELLION, THAT SHE WAS

REALLY A VICTIM AND SHE WAS

IN DANGER.

AND THE FIRST THING I DID

WAS, I WENT TO A PARK AND I

JUST PRAYED FOR HELP.

AND I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO

PRAY FOR.

AND I JUST ASKED GOD TO HELP

US SOME WAY.

Terry: THE F.B.I.

ACTUALLY GOT INVOLVED AT

THAT POINT.

AND THEY CAME TO A MEETING

AT HOME, THAT YOU DIDN'T

REALIZE WAS GOING TO

HAPPEN.

AND I'M SURE YOU WERE

STUNNED AT THAT, MACKENZIE,

BUT WHAT WAS IT THEY SAID OR

DID THAT MADE YOU SUDDENLY

BREAK FREE OF THAT AND SAY,

WHAT IN THE WORLD AM I

DOING?

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, IT

WASN'T EVEN AT THAT INITIAL

INTERVIEW.

I STILL, AFTER THEY SAID ALL

OF THESE THINGS, I WASN'T

GOING TO GO TO KOSOVO

ANYMORE, BUT I STILL WANTED

TO MEET HIM.

BUT A COUPLE OF WEEKS LATER,

I HAD A FINAL MEETING WITH

AGENT SHERRIDON, AND HE TOLD

ME, MACKENZIE, THERE IS NOT

MUCH ELSE TO SAY.

AND IF YOU TEXT ADAM AND

SAY, THERE IS NOTHING I CAN

DO TO BRING YOU HERE, YOU

HAVE TO FIGURE IT OUT ON

YOUR OWN, HE WILL SAY, YOU

COME TO KOSOVO AND WE'RE GET

MARRIED.

SO I DID TEXT HIM THAT, AND

ADAM TEXTED ME BACK VERBATIM

WHAT THE F.B.I. AGENT TOLD

ME HE WAS GOING TO SAY.

AND THAT WAS MY FIRST MOMENT

OF THINKING, MAYBE HE IS

PREDICTABLE.

AND LATER THAT NIGHT, I

LOOKED AROUND AND I SAW THAT

I HAD NOBODY ANYMORE.

AND THAT WASN'T LOVE, YOU

KNOW?

Terry: BUT GOD HAS A

PLAN, ALWAYS, IN EVERYTHING,

AND PART OF IT IS TO RESCUE

YOU, CERTAINLY, AND TO

ANSWER YOUR PRAYERS, BUT

ALSO TO ALERT OTHER PARENTS

AND YOUNG PEOPLE.

"ALMOST GONE" IS THE BOOK.

WHAT DO YOU WANT THE

TAKE-AWAY TO BE, MACKENZIE?

I WANT THE BOOK TO BE A

COMMUNICATION DEVICE.

IT IS MY PERSPECTIVE AND MY

DAD'S PERSPECTIVE, AND I

HOPE THAT GIRLS AND GUYS CAN

READ IT AS YOUTH AND SEE

THEMSELVES AND SEE WHATNOT

TO DO.

WHAT NOT TO DO.

AND PARENTS CAN READ IT, AND

MAYBE THEY CAN BOTH TALK

ABOUT IT AND LEARN FROM OUR

MISTAKES.

Terry: AND HOW ABOUT

YOU, JOHN?

THAT YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

MACKENZIE HAD HER FAMILY,

FRIENDS, AND CHRIST ALL

ALONG.

AND GOD WORKS THROUGH

PEOPLE.

I'M MORE AWARE NOW THAT I'M

A PART OF THAT.

WHEN SOMEONE REACHES OUT FOR

HELP, THAT'S PART OF WHAT

GOD NEEDS ME TO DO, TO REACH

OUT AND BE PROACTIVE AND TO

HELP.

WE NEED EVERY PRAYER, EVERY

ACTION, BIG AND SMALL.

Terry: YOU BOTH HAD

FRIENDS THAT STOOD UP AND

SPOKE AND IT MADE ALL OF THE

DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD.

WELL, THERE IS SO MUCH MORE

TO THIS STORY.

YOU CAN READ IT IN THIS

BOOK.

IT IS CALLED "ALMOST GONE,"

AND YOU CAN ALSO HEAR MORE

OF THEIR STORY ON OUR

Facebook PAGE.

JUST GO TO Facebook

Facebook.com/700club.

SO BE SURE YOU GET AHOLD OF

THIS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE.

THANK YOU.

Terry: STILL AHEAD, A

YOUNG WOMAN WHO ASPIRED TO

BECOME A WITCH.

I BEGAN TO SEE ALL OF THE

SHOWS I SAW ON TELEVISION.

I WANTED TO HAVE THAT

RECOGNITION.

I WANTED TO BE KNOWN AS ONE

THE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL

WITCH.

Terry: THAT'S LATER ON

"THE 700 CLUB."

AND WELCOME BACK TO "THE

700 CLUB."

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE

CALLED ABC ABOUT JOY

BAYHAR'S COMMENTS ABOUT

CHRISTIANITY ON THE VIEW.

SHE SAID, IT IS ONE THING TO

TALK ABOUT JESUS.

IT IS ANOTHER THING WHEN

JESUS TALKS BACK TO YOU.

THAT'S CALLED MENTAL

ILLNESS, IF I'M NOT CORRECT,

HEARING VOICES.

PENCE SAYS THAT REMARK SHOWS

HOW OUT OF TOUCH SOME IN THE

MAINSTREAM MEDIA ARE WITH

THE FAITH OF THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE.

THE MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER

ASKED PEOPLE TO COMPLAIN TO

ABC, AND THEY DID.

THEY REPORT AT LEAST 25,000

PEOPLE CALLED IN.

> DENVER, COLORADO, IS

USED TO EXTREME WEATHER, BUT

THIS WAS JUST CRAZY.

THE TEMPERATURE DROPPED 72

IN JUST 40 HOURS.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

REPORTS THE MILE-HIGH CITY

REACHED A HIGH OF 69 ON

SUNDAY AFTERNOON, AND THEN

PLUMMETTED TO A LOW OF -3

BY TUESDAY MORNING.

IT IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST

TEMPERATURE SWINGS EVER

OBSERVED IN DENVER.

THE DRASTIC DROP HAD PEOPLE

TALKING.

IT IS AS COLD AS, I

GUESS, THE NORTH POLE AT

THIS MOMENT, MAYBE.

IT FEELS LIKE IT.

PROBABLY A GLACIER.

IT IS PRETTY DARN COLD OUT

HERE.

Wendy: THE 72 PLUNGE

TIED FOR THE EIGHTH BIGGEST

SWING RECORDED IN TWO DAYS

OR LESS.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST NEWS BY VISITING OUR

WEBSITE AT CBNNEWS.COM.

WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE OF

TODAY'S "700 CLUB" RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

Pat: YOU'RE WATCHING

"THE 700 CLUB."

A FEW YEARS AGO, A LADY CAME

DTO ME FOR PRAYER.

SHE WAS FROM ONE OF THE

ISLANDS, AFRICAN, NOT

AMERICAN, BECAUSE SHE WAS

FROM ONE OF THE BRITISH

ISLANDS.

AND I STARTED PRAYING WITH

HER, AND SHE STARTED GOING

OFF AND SAYING -- MAIZE,

WHATEVER HER NAME WAS --

I'VE GOT HER.

I'VE GOT HER DEMON POSSESSED

AND SO FORTH.

AS I PRAYED WITH HER, I

SAID, YOU'RE NOT DEMON

POSSESSED.

YOU'RE JUST FAKING IT.

IF YOU KEEP THIS UP, YOU'RE

GOING TO BE DEMON POSSESSED

AND YOU WOULD WISH YOU

WEREN'T.

AND SHE SAID OK, AND SHE

STRAIGHTENED OUT.

AND SHE WAS TRYING TO BE

LIKE SOME SPECIAL PERSON.

OF COURSE IN THE ISLANDS,

BEING DEMONIC IS CONSIDERED

LIKE A BIG DEAL.

WELL, ALICIA WANTED TO

BECOME, QUOTE, "A GOOD

WITCH," LIKE THE ONE SHE

WATCHED ON TELEVISION.

SO SHE PURSUED THE DARK ARTS

AND EVENTUALLY BECAME A

WELL-KNOWN SPIRITUALIST

MEDIUM.

ONE NIGHT SHE HAD AN

INVISIBLE VISITOR WHO TRIED

TO KILL HER.

SHE WAS SOMEONE WHO I

TRUSTED, SOMEONE WHO I

BECAME COMFORTABLE BEING

AROUND.

SHE SAID, ALICIA, I WANT TO

TELL YOU SOMETHING.

Reporter: ALICIA MILLER

WAS 13 YEARS OLD WHEN SHE

MET A SCHOOL TEACHER WHO

TOLD HER SHE HAD PSYCHIC

POWERS.

SHE SAID, I'VE SEEN THE

GIFT IN YOU.

THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS I

WAS DRAWN TO YOU AND

ATTRACTED TO YOU.

I BELIEVE I CAN HELP ADVANCE

THIS GIFT.

Reporter: MONTHS

BEFORE, SHE HAD GIVEN HER

LIFE TO CHRIST.

IT WAS REALLY GENUINE.

I WAS REALLY EXCITED BECAUSE

I KNEW IF I DIED AT THAT

TIME, I WAS IN THE RIGHT

PLACE OR RIGHT STANDING.

AND I JUST BEGAN TO SPREAD

THE GOOD NEWS THAT I WAS NOW

A CHRISTIAN.

I WAS NOW SERVING GOD.

Reporter: AT FIRST

ALICIA WAS WEARY OF LARONA,

BUT THERE WAS ALSO SOMETHING

IINTRIGUING ABOUT HER NEW

FRIEND.

I BEGAN THINKING, IF SHE

WAS A WITCH, MAYBE SHE WAS A

GOOD PERSON, A GOOD WITCH.

I BEGAN TO THINK ABOUT ALL

OF THE SHOWS I HAD SEEN ON

TELEVISION.

I WAS IN DENIAL AS TO WHAT

SHE REALLY WAS.

Reporter: LITTLE BY

LITTLE, SHE INTRODUCED

ALICIA INTO THE OCCULT,

USING SPIRIT GUIDES, AND

EVEN SUMMONING DEMONS.

SUDDENLY I FELT A JERK.

AND THE ONLY THING I

REMEMBER AFTER THAT IS

WALKING DOWN THE STREETS IN

THE TRAFFIC.

A COUPLE OF NEIGHBORS WERE

THERE.

AND THEY WERE SAYING ALL

SORTS OF STUFF LIKE, MAYBE

SHE IS ON DRUGS.

Reporter: AS SHE DELVED

MORE INTO THE OCCULT --

I WANTED TO BE KNOWN AS

BECOMING ONE OF THE WORLD'S

MOST POWERFUL WITCHES.

AND NO ONE TELLING ME WHAT

TO DO.

Reporter: ALICIA MOVED

TO THE BAHAMAS TO DELVE

DEEPER INTO IT.

AT THE TIME, I ALWAYS

BELIEVED THAT NO ONE WOULD

DO ME ANYTHING AND GET AWAY

WITH IT.

AND I WILL HAVE TO GET YOU

BACK.

AND IT WILL HAVE TO BE WORSE

THAN WHAT YOU DID TO ME.

I FELT LIKE I HAD TO BE MY

OWN GOD.

Reporter: BY HER EARLY

20s, ALICIA WAS A

WELL-KNOWN WITCH, MAKING

GREAT MONEY.

THEN ONE EVENING, SHE HAD A

VISITOR.

THAT NIGHT I DID ONE OF

THE BIGGEST READINGS OF MY

ENTIRE LIFE.

I THINK I READ FOR OVER 1500

PEOPLE.

AS I WAS DRIVING OVER THE

BRIDGE, I FELT LIKE SOMEONE

ELSE WAS IN THE CAR.

I BEGAN TO THINK TO MYSELF,

WHAT IF I PICKED UP A SPIRIT

THAT WAS OVER THERE?

THAT NIGHT WHEN I GOT HOME,

I FELT AS THOUGH I WAS

DUMB.

I FELT LIKE I COULDN'T

TALK.

I LAID IN THE BED, AND I

COULD NOT SPEAK.

I COULD NOT OPEN MY MOUTH

AND SAY, HEY, I'M IN HERE.

Reporter: SHE BEGAN TO

FELT PRESSURE ON HER CHEST

THAT FELT LIKE A HEART

ATTACK.

I BEGAN TO FELT LIKE I

WAS GOING TO DIE.

ONLY IN THE MOVIES, WHEN

SOMEONE IS GOING TO DIE,

THEIR LIFE FLASHES BEFORE

THEM.

AND I SAID, I DON'T WANT TO

DIE LIKE THIS.

>

Reporter: FOR THE FIRST

TIME SINCE SHE WAS 13,

ALICIA PRAYED TO GOD.

I SAID, GOD, IF YOU'LL

GIVE ME ONE MORE CHANCE, I

WANT TO TURN THINGS AROUND.

I PROMISE I WILL SERVE YOU

THE REST OF MY LIFE AND TELL

OTHERS ABOUT YOU AND WHAT

YOU DID FOR ME.

Reporter: AFTERWARDS,

SHE CALLED LARONA TO TELL

HER SHE WAS THROUGH.

ONE SUNDAY SHE WENT TO

CHURCH.

THE MESSAGE WAS THAT

SUNDAY MORNING, THAT I'M

STARTING OVER AGAIN.

AND I BEGAN TO CRY.

AND I CRIED THE ENTIRE

SERVICE.

EVERYTHING WAS JUST COMING

TO ME, THE THINGS THAT I

DID, THE PERSONS WHO I MAY

HAVE HURT PHYSICALLY OR

MENTALLY, PERSONS WHO I HAVE

SHUT OUT OF MY LIFE, AND

PERSONS I HURT BY 3450E MY

WORDS.

Reporter: WHEN SHE GOT

HOME, LARONA WAS WAITING FOR

HER?

SHE SAID, WHAT ARE YOU

DOING?

AND I SAID, GET OUT OF MY

HOUSE.

I TOOK OUT ALL OF THE CARDS

THAT I HAD, THE TAROT CARDS,

I TOOK THEM AND LIT THEM ON

FIRE.

AND I BEGAN TO CRY OUT TO

GOD.

I SAID, GOD, THERE IS NO

TURNING BACK NOW.

I'VE MADE UP IN MY MIND THAT

100%, I'M GOING ALL THE

WAY.

IT ENDS TONIGHT.

IT'S ALL GONE.

THERE IS NOTHING ELSE THAT I

HAVE IN MY HOUSE THAT

REPRESENTED THE OCCULTS.

THERE WAS NOTHING I HAD IN

MY HOUSE THAT REPRESENTED

THE KINGDOM OF DARKNESS.

I STARTED SURROUNDING MYSELF

WITH PERSONS WHO WERE MORE

INTO GOD AND PERSONS WHO

WERE CHRISTIANS.

THEY BEGAN TO COUNSEL ME,

AND IT CAUSED ME TO GET

SPIRIT.

Reporter: ALICIA WAS

RECENTLY MARRIED AND BECAME

AN ORDAINED MINISTER.

SHE LOVES TO SHARE HER STORY

WITH OTHERS TO HELP THEM

AVOID THE SNARE OF THE

OCCULT.

NOW I'M BOLD IN CHRIST.

HE IS A GOD THAT DELIVERS.

HE IS A GOD THAT SETS FREE.

HE IS A FORGIVING GOD.

HE IS A LOVING GOD.

MANY PERSONS THOUGHT THERE

WAS NO TURNING AROUND FOR

ME.

HE CAN DO IT FOR YOU.

HE CAN TURN THINGS AROUND.

THERE.

> THERE CAN BE

TRANSFORMATION IN YOUR

LIFE.

JUST AS HE HAS DONE IT FOR

ME, HE CAN DO IT FOR YOU.

Pat: THE BIBLE SAYS IN

THE DAYS RIGHT AFTER

CREATION, THAT THERE WAS ONE

SPIRIT THAT WAS THE MOST

BEAUTIFUL THAT HAD BEEN

MADE.

IT WAS THE PINNACLE OF ALL

CREATION.

AND HE ACTUALLY WAS COVERING

THE VERY HOLINESS OF GOD.

HE WAS CALLED THE ANOINTED

CHERUB.

AND HIS NAME HAD TO DO WITH

LIGHT ONE, LUCIFER,

WHATEVER.

BUT HE WAS THE LIGHT ONE.

HE WAS BEAUTIFUL.

AND THE BIBLE SAYS THAT HE

GOT SO CONCEITED THAT HE

THOUGHT HE COULD RUN THE

UNIVERSE BETTER THAN GOD.

AND THAT'S, OF COURSE, THE

ROOT OF ALL SIN.

YOU THINK YOU CAN DO A

BETTER JOB OF YOUR LIFE THAN

GOD CAN.

SO HE REBELLED AGAINST GOD.

AND HE SAID THESE ANGELS

THAT WERE THERE -- HE TOOK A

THIRD OF THEM WITH HIM.

AND THEY FORMED THIS

REBELLION AGAINST GOD.

AND THE DEVIL -- YOU KNOW,

THE LIGHT ONE -- WAS THROWN

TO EARTH.

AND WITH HIM, A THIRD OF THE

ANGELS, WHO THEN WERE TERMED

DEMONS.

AND THEY CAME TO EARTH.

NOW, ARE THEY HERE?

THE ANSWER IS

YES,UNFORTUNATELY, THEY'RE

HERE.

DO THEY TRY TO POSSESS

PEOPLE?

YES.

DO THEY WANT TO HURT

PEOPLE?

YES.

WHY?

BECAUSE YOU AND I ARE MADE

IN THE IMAGE OF GOD.

AND THE DEVIL WANTS TO

DESTROY US.

AND OUR LIFE RIGHT NOW IS

MEANT IN SORT OF A TRIAL

BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND GOD.

AND WE ARE GOING TO WIN.

IF WE EMBRACE THE LORD.

AND THAT'S THE WAY IT IS.

NOW, ARE THEY REAL?

YES.

HAVE I PERSONALLY

EXPERIENCED DEMONIC

PRESENCE?

YES.

DO I KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH

THEM?

YES.

AND DO YOU WANT TO BE FREE

OF DEMONIC POWER?

YES.

SO DON'T BE LIKE THESE

PEOPLE THAT I HAVE RUN INTO

FROM THE ISLAND, AND THIS

WOMAN WE SHOWED YOU, WHO

WANT TO HAVE POWER.

THAT'S FAKE POWER.

IT IS THE KIND OF POWER THAT

WILL DESTROY YOU BECAUSE THE

DEVIL WANTS TO SEE WHO HE

CAN DESTROY.

I WANT TO ASK YOU RIGHT NOW,

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE FREE OF

DEMONIC INFLUENCE?

IS THERE SOMETHING THAT IS

BOTHERING YOU, THAT IS

COMING AGAINST YOU?

DO YOU WANT TO BE FREE?

AND THE ANSWER SHOULD BE,

YES, I DO.

AND IF YOU WANT TO BE FREE,

I WANT YOU RIGHT NOW TO PRAY

WITH ME AND PRAY THESE

WORDS.

PRAY WITH ME.

LORD JESUS CHRIST -- THAT'S

RIGHT, PRAY THOSE WORDS.

LORD JESUS CHRIST, I KNOW

THAT YOU HAVE MORE POWER

THAN THE DEVIL.

AND ALL OF THE FORCES OF

EVIL.

AND I COME TO YOU RIGHT NOW

AND I ASK YOU TO TAKE OVER

MY LIFE.

AND I ASK YOU TO FILL ME

WITH YOURSELF.

I WANT TO BE FILLED WITH

YOUR HOLY SPIRIT.

LORD, HEAR ME NOW.

AND AT THIS MOMENT, IN YOUR

NAME, I BIND SATAN AND THE

FORCES OF EVIL.

AND I THANK YOU, LORD, THAT

YOU HAVE GIVEN ME AUTHORITY

OVER ALL OF THE WORK OF THE

ENEMY BECAUSE I BELONG TO

YOU.

AND FROM THIS MOMENT ON, I'M

YOURS.

THANK YOU, JESUS, THAT

YOU'VE HEARD MY PRAYER.

THANK YOU THAT YOU'VE COME

INTO MY HEART.

NOW, IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME,

I WANT TO GIVE YOU A COUPLE

OF THINGS.

ONE, I HAVE A LITTLE FAM

PAMPHLET HERE CALLED

"ANGELS, DEMONS, AND END

TIMES."

AND IT TELLS YOU ABOUT WHAT

YOU'VE JUST BEEN DEALING

WITH.

AND IT'S THERE FOR YOU.

INTRIGUING, INFORMATIVE,

IMAGINATIVE.

"ANGELS, DEMONS, AND THE END

TIMES."

AND I'VE GOT ANOTHER ONE

ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU

JUST ACCEPTED THE LORD, AND

IT'S CALLED "A NEW DAY."

I'LL GIVE IT TO YOU FREE IF

YOU JUST PICK UP THE PHONE

AND CALL IN AND SAY, I

PRAYED WITH PAT, I HAVE JUST

GIVEN MY HEART TO THE LORD,

AND I HAVE BEEN GIVEN

AUTHORITY IN THE NAME OF

JESUS, AND I'VE TAKEN IT

BECAUSE I NOW BELONG TO

HIM.

IT IS A TOLL-FREE NUMBER IF

YOU'RE OUTSIDE THIS AREA

CODE.

IT'S 1-800.

IT'S 1-800-700-7000.

CALL IN RIGHT NOW.

SAY, I'VE PRAYED WITH THAT

GUY ON TV, I HAVE GIVEN MY

HEART TO THE LORD, AND I

HAVE AUTHORITY OVER ALL OF

THE WORKS OF THE ENEMY IN

JESUS' NAME.

TERRY, A LOT OF PEOPLE

COMING TO THE LORD.

Terry: I PRAY THAT IS

SO, PAT.

STILL AHEAD, YOUR QUESTIONS

AND SOME HONEST ANSWERS.

JOAN ASKS, "WHY ARE WE SO

AFRAID TO DIE IF HEAVEN IS

SO WONDERFUL?"

STAY TUNED FOR PAT'S

ANSWER.

IT IS COMING UP AFTER THIS.

Terry: WE WANT TO TAKE

SOME TIME FOR YOUR QUESTIONS

AND HONEST ANSWERS.

PAT, THIS FIRST ONE COMES

FROM JOAN, WHO SAYSS "SO

MANY PREACH AND SPEAK SO

HIGHLY OF HEAVEN, AND WE'RE

TAUGHT WHEN CHRISTIANS DIE

WE REALLY JUST BEGIN TO

LIVE.

WHY ARE WE, AS A NATION, SO

AFRAID TO GET SICK, AND

DOING ALL WE CAN TO LIVE

LONGER IF HEAVEN IS SO

WONDERFUL?"

Pat: YOU SAY "WHY ARE

WE AS A NATION," WELL, A LOT

OF US IN THIS NATION ARE NOT

GOING TO HEAVEN.

THE FIRST FEW MOMENTS THEY

TASTE HELL AND IT IS

HORRIBLE.

THEY SCREAM AND YELL.

THE ONES WHO KNOW THE LORD

ARE GOING TO HEAVEN, AND

THEY'LL BE WITH THE LORD,

BUT GOD MADE US TO WANT TO

LIVE.

AND WE WANT TO HOLD ON TO

LIFE.

WE DON'T WANT TO DIE.

WE WANT TO STAY ALIVE.

THAT'S BUILT INTO US.

THAT'S PART OF OUR D.N.A.

SO WHY ARE WE AFRAID?

WELL, SINNERS OR SAINTS,

NONE OF US WANT TO HURRY THE

END OF OUR LIFE.

OF COURSE, THERE ARE SOME

THAT ARE SO SICK, THEY'RE

TERRIBLY ILL, AND THEY WANT

TO BE RELIEVED, AND THEY

PRAY TO GOD TO DIE, BUT

THAT'S ONLY A VERY FEW

PEOPLE.

Terry: THIS IS ONE I'VE

NEVER HEARD, PAT, A VIEW

ASKS, "I WAS TOLD THAT

HEAVEN COIFORT CONSISTS OF

THREE PARTS, IN RELATION TO

THE TERM, 30, 60, 100-FOLD.

THOSE WHO RECEIVED JESUS GO

TO THE OUTER 30 PORTION,

THOSE WHO ARE BAPTIZED GO TO

THE 60 FOLD, AND THOSE WHO

DO SOMETHING REALLY SPECIAL

GO TO THE 100 FOLD.

AND ONLY THESE PEOPLE GET TO

SEE THE FATHER.

IS THIS TRUE?"

Pat: I KNOW NOTHING IN

THE BIBLE THAT INDICATES

THIS.

THE BIBLE SAYS WHEN GOD

BLESSES YOU HE'LL GIVE YOU

30, 60, 100-FOLD IN RETURN

FOR THE GIFTS YOU GIVE TO

HIM.

THAT'S THE MEASURE OF HIS

BLESSING.

THERE IS NOTHING THAT SAYS

THE BIBLE -- THERE IS A

FIRST HEAVEN, SECOND HEAVEN,

AND A THIRD HEAVEN.

PAUL SAID, I WAS CAUGHT UP

INTO THE THIRD HEAVEN.

BUT WHAT YOU'RE SAYING -- HE

DIDN'T SAY THAT.

I'VE NEVER SEEN THAT IN THE

BIBLE.

Terry: DEE SAYS, "THE

PEOPLE OF THE OLD TESTAMENT

KNEW ABOUT GOD'S WRATH, BUT

DID THEY ALSO KNOW ABOUT

HELL AND THE REALITY OF

ETERNITY?"

Pat: I DON'T THINK

THERE IS ANY QUESTION ABOUT

IT.

THEY FACED HELL ALL OF THE

TIME AND THEY WERE CONCERNED

ABOUT IT.

BUT WHAT THEY DIDN'T HAVE

WAS THE MESSAGE OF SALVATION

IN CHRIST.

THEY HAD A SET OF LAWS, AND

IF YOU FUL FULFILL THOSE

LAWS, YOU WERE RIGHT WITH

GOD.

BUT IN TERMS OF THE JEWISH

PEOPLE, THEY HAD TO OFFER

SACRIFICE EVERY YEAR.

THAT'S WHAT THE YOM KIPPUR

WAS ABOUT, THE DAY OF

COVERING.

EVERY YEAR THE HIGH PRIEST

HAD TO OFFER SACRIFICE AND

SPRINKLE BLOOD AND THE MERCY

SEAT TO FULFILL THE

TESTIMONY OF THE LAW.

BUT THEY LIVED UNDER THE

LAW, AND THE LAW WAS VERY

FRIGHTENING.

AND THEY HAD TO KEEP THE

LAW.

THEY HAD TO KEEP EVERY PART

OF THE LAW.

DID THEY KNOW ABOUT IT?

OF COURSE THEY KNEW ABOUT

GOD'S WRATH.

Terry: THIS IS SUSAN

WHO SAYS, "I'M 61 YEARS OLD,

AND HAVE TRIED TO EAT

HEALTHYFULLY.

I KNOW YOU, TOO, HAVE BEEN

VERY CAREFUL AS TO WHAT YOU

EAT.

YESTERDAY I LEARNED YOU HAD

A STROKE AND ARE RECOVERING

REMARKABLY.

HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR DIET

SINCE THE STROKE?"

Pat: NO, I HAVEN'T

CHANGED MY DIET.

I HAD ATRIAL FIBULATION.

AS A RESULT, MY HEART WOULD

FIBULATE, AND THEN YOU GET

SOME BLOOD CLOTS AND THEY

KICK OUT AND THEY CAN MAKE

STROKES.

SO I USED TO HAVE WHAT THEY

CALL A CARDIO VERSION, WHERE

THEY WOULD SHOCK YOUR HEART

BACK INTO THE APPROPRIATE

RHYTHM.

AND I THEN HAD -- MY DOCTOR

SAID THIS IS A PROGRESSIVE

DISEASE, AND WHAT YOU HAVE

TO DO IS GET A PEACEMAKER.

PACEMAKER.

AND SO I HAD A LITTLE THING

PUT IN MY CHEST, LIKE THIS.

Terry: WOW!

Pat: AND HE SAID,

EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE

FINE.

YOU DON'T NEED ANYTHING

MORE.

OKAY, FINE.

UNFORTUNATELY -- HIS PARTNER

SAID, YOU STILL HAVE ATRIAL

FIBULATION, AND YOU NEED A

BLOOD THINNER.

I'M TAKING SOMETHING CALLED

ZERELTO, ONE LITTLE TINY

PILL A DAY IS MAKING THE

BLOOD FLOW RIGHT.

HAVE I CHANGED MY DIET?

I'M STILL EATING THE SAME

STUFF, BUT I'M EATING LESS.

I WEIGH THEL THE SAME AS

WHEN I WAS 15 YEARS OLD.

Terry: DON'T LOSE

ANYMORE.

Pat: I'M STILL HEALTHY,

PRAISE THE LORD, AND I'M

GOING TO GO TO 100 -- MAYBE

120.

> WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS

POWER MINUTE FROM 1

CORINTHIANS: "EYE HAS NOT

SEEN, NOR EAR HEARD, NOR HAS

IT ENTERED INTO THE HEART OF

MAN WHAT GOD HAS PREPARED

FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM."

FOR TERRY AND ALL OF "THE

700 CLUB," THIS IS PAT

ROBERTSON.

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU LATER.

WE'LL SEE YOU LATER.

BYE-BYE.

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