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The 700 Club - April 6, 2018

Hear from the pastor helping to fulfill Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Dream.” Evangelist John Gray has a message for a divided nation and a plan for reconciliation. Read Transcript


Announcer: THE

FOLLOWING PROGRAM IS

SPONSORED BY CBN.

Gordon: COMING UP...A

PASTOR HELPING TO FULFILL

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.'S

DREAM.

DR. KING WAS NOT A

CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER FIRST.

HE WAS A CHRISTIAN MAN,

AND HE FOUGHT BECAUSE OF

WHAT HE SAW IN THE WORD.

Gordon: EVANGELIST

JOHN GRAY'S MESSAGE FOR A

DIVIDED NATION.

WE HAVE TWO DIFFERENT

CULTURES AND TWO DIFFERENT

JESUSES.

Gordon: TODAY ON "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

PRESIDENT TRUMP ISN'T

BACKING AWAY FROM HIS

SHOWDOWN OVER TRADE WITH

CHINA.

HE SAYS HE IS TAKING

ACTION BECAUSE CHINA'S

TRADE PRACTICES HAVE

DESTROYED THOUSANDS OF

AMERICAN FACTORIES AND

MILLIONS OF JOBS.

Terry: THE WHITE

HOUSE SAYS FEARS OF A

TRADE WAR ARE OVER BLOWN,

BUT MANY INVESTORS AND

BUSINESS LEADERS ARE

WORRIED THAT THE GROWING

FIGHT OVER TRADE COULD

HURT THE ECONOMY.

JENNIFER WISHON HAS MORE

FROM WASHINGTON.

Jennifer: WHEN YOU'RE

ALREADY $500 BILLION DOWN,

YOU CAN'T LOSE, THE

PRESIDENT TWEETED,

REFERRING TO THE U.S.

TRADE DEFICIT WITH CHINA.

President Trump: WE

CAN'T CONTINUE TO ALLOW

THIS TO HAPPEN, WHERE

HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF

DOLLARS IS TAKEN OUT OF

OUR COUNTRY AND OUR

SYSTEM.

Jessica: HE HAS ASKED

HIS U.S. TRADE

REPRESENTATIVE TO CONSIDER

SLAPPING AN ADDITIONAL

$100 BILLION IN TARIFFS ON

CHINESE GOODS.

THAT'S ON TOP OF

$50 BILLION IN TARIFFS HE

ANNOUNCED EARLIER THIS

WEEK.

President Trump: WE

CAN'T BE TAKEN ADVANTAGE

OF ANY LONGER.

Jennifer: THAT

PROMISED CHINA TO ANNOUNCE

IT WAS TAXING $50 BILLION

OF AMERICAN GOODS,

INCLUDING SOYBEANS, BEEF,

AND CORN, ALONG WITH

PLANES, CARS, AND

CHEMICALS.

IT IS A TIT-FOR-TAT

BETWEEN THE WORLD'S TWO

LARGEST ECONOMIES THAT IS

RAISING FEARS OF A TRADE

WAR, A WORRY THAT HAS HIT

THE STOCK MARKET HARD AND

HAS MANY FARMERS FEELING

ESPECIALLY CONCERNED.

BUT ADMINISTRATION

OFFICIALS SAY AMERICANS

SHOULDN'T BE WORRIED

BECAUSE NEITHER COUNTRY

HAS ACTUALLY TAKEN ANY

ACTION YET.

TECHNICALLY, BOTH

COUNTRIES HAVE JUST

PROPOSED TARIFFS.

THERE IS NOTHING THAT HAS

BEEN ENACTED.

Jennifer: INSTEAD OF

GOING INTO AFFECT

IMMEDIATELY, THE

PRESIDENT'S TARIFF

PROPOSALS WILL BE PUT OUT

FOR PUBLIC COMMENT FOR A

PERIOD OF MONTHS, GIVING

THE TWO SIDES PLENTY OF

TIME TO NEGOTIATE.

CHINA CREATED THIS

PROBLEM, NOT PRESIDENT

TRUMP.

BUT WE FINALLY HAVE A

PRESIDENT WHO IS WILLING

TO STAND UP AND SAY ENOUGH

IS ENOUGH, WE'RE GOING TO

STOP THE UNFAIR TRADE

PRACTICES.

Jennifer: SOME

CONSERVATIVES WORRY ALL

THIS TRADE TALK WILL

DISTRACT AMERICANS FROM

THE IMPROVING ECONOMY AND

BENEFITS PEOPLE ARE

FEELING FROM THE TRUMP TAX

CUTS.

I'M ALREADY USING MY

EXTRA MONEY TO SPOIL MY

GRANDSONS JUST A LITTLE

BIT MORE.

Jennifer: WHITE HOUSE

OFFICIALS SAY THEIR GOAL

IS GROWING THE ECONOMY,

AND IF THE PRESIDENT CAN

TEAR DOWN TRADE BARRIERS

AND GET BOTH SIDES TO PLAY

BY THE RULES, THIS CAN

HAVE A GREAT ENDING.

JENNIFER WISHON, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Gordon: WE LOOK

FORWARD TO THE GREAT

ENDING, BUT IN THE

MEANTIME, EXPECT THE STOCK

MARKET TO GO DOWN ON THIS

NEWS.

> WELL, IN OTHER NEWS,

THE EUROPEAN LEADER WHO

HAS STOOD UP FOR CHRISTIAN

VALUES FACES AN ELECTION

THIS WEEKEND.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM WASHINGTON.

JOHN?

John: THAT'S RIGHT,

GORDON.

IT LOOKS LIKE HUNGARIAN

PRIME MINISTER VICTOR

ORBAN IS GOING TO WIN

OTHER TERM ON SUNDAY.

HE FREQUENTLY SPEAKS OUT

IN DEFENSE OF

CHRISTIANITY, SAYING, "THE

GOVERNMENCOUNTRY NEEDED A

GOVERNMENT WITH CHRISTIAN

VALUES."

HIS GOVERNMENT BUILT A

FENCE TO KEEP IMMIGRANTS

OUT OF HUNGARY, LEADING

CRITICS TO BLAST HIM AS A

RACIST.

HE LEADS IN THE POLLS, AND

IF HE IS RE-ELECTED, IT

WOULD BE HIS THIRD

STRAIGHT FOUR-YEAR TERM.

> MORE PROTESTS IN GAZA,

WITH PALESTINIANS BURNING

TIRES, WHICH SENT BLACK

SMOKE BILLOWING AT THE

BORDER WITH ISRAEL.

A GAZA HEALTH OFFICIAL

SAYS THE FIRE KILLED A

PALESTINIAN.

LEADERS OF HAMAS HOPE TO

KEEP THE PROTESTS GOING

FOR SEVERAL WEEKS.

ANALYSTS POINT OUT THAT

HAMAS HAS CONNECTIONS WITH

BOTH TURKEY AND IRAN, WITH

TURKISH ORGANIZATIONS

COLLECTING MONEY FOR HAMAS

TO HELP IT SURVIVE TOUGH

ECONOMIC TIMES.

TURKEY HAS KEPT AN

AMERICAN PASTOR BEHIND

BARS FOR MORE THAN 500

DAYS.

NOW A GOVERNMENT

INDICTMENT COULD KEEP

ANDREW BRUNSON IN JAIL FOR

THE REST OF HIS LIFE, BUT

SUPPORTERS SAY THERE IS NO

EVIDENCE HE HAS DONE

ANYTHING WRONG.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS MORE.

Chris: THE 62-PAGE

INDICTMENT CHARGES PASTOR

BRUNSON WAY ESPIONAGE.

PROSECUTORS WANT A 35-YEAR

PRISON SENTENCE.

TURKEY HAS LITERALLY

TAKEN THE POSITION THAT

CHRISTIANIZATION IS

TERRORISM.

THEY HAVE NO EVIDENCE THAT

PASTOR BRUNSON COMMITTED

ANY CRIME.

THE FACT THAT HE IS A

CHRISTIAN AND A CHRISTIAN

PASTOR IS WHAT THEY ARE

EQUATING AT TERRORISM AND

THE CRIMES HE HAS

COMMITTED.

Chris: THE AMERICAN

CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE

REPRESENTS BRUNSON, WHO

HAS PASTORED AND SERVED IN

TURKEY WITHOUT INCIDENT

FOR 23 YEARS.

AFTER A FAILED COUP IN

2016, TURKISH PRESIDENT

RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN

PURGED THOUSANDS OF

POLITICAL OPPONENTS.

PASTOR BRUNSON WAS ONE

OF THE CHRISTIANS THAT WAS

SNATCHED UP IN THIS PURGE.

MOST OF THE CHRISTIAN

PASTORS HAD BEEN DEPORTED,

AND PASTOR BRUNSON WAS

NOT.

Chris: LAST YEAR

ERDOGAN OFFERED TO TRADE

BRUNSON FOR AN EXILED

TURKISH LEADER, WHO WAS

ACCUSED OF BEING THE

MASTERMIND BEHIND THE

COUP.

MANY SEE BRUNSON AS A PAWN

IN A HIGH-STAKES POLITICAL

FACE OFF BETWEEN THE U.S.

AND TURKEY.

IN 2013, THE WHITE HOUSE

ANNOUNCED PRESIDENT TRUMP

AND VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE

BROUGHT UP THE PASTOR'S

PLIGHT THREE TIMES.

IN THE MEANTIME, BRUNSON

SUFFERS IN A TURKISH CELL,

MISSING MAJOR EVENTS, LIKE

HIS DAUGHTER'S WEDDING

LAST YEAR.

IN A RECENT LETTER TO HIS

WIFE, HE POURED OUT HIS

HEART: "I AM VERY

DISCOURAGED.

PLEASE HAVE PRAYER FOR ME.

I LOVE YOU.

CAN'T HANDLE THE THOUGHT

OF GROWING OLD IN THIS

PLACE WITHOUT YOU."

I THINK MORE THAN

ANYTHING, THEY NEED TO BE

PRAYING THAT EVEN IN THE

EBB AND FLOW, THE ROLLER

COASTER OF THIS

EXPERIENCE, THAT HE WILL

REMAIN STRONG, AND THAT HE

WILL REMAIN COMMITTED IN

HIS FAITH, AND MORE THAN

ANYTHING, JUST HAVE THE

LORD'S PEACE DAY IN AND

DAY OUT.

Chris: THIS CHRISTIAN

WORKER SAYS HE HAS HEARD

BRUNSON CONTINUES HIS

LIFE'S WORK WHILE IN

PRISON, SHARING HIS FAITH

IN JESUS CHRIST.

I GOT A CHANCE TO TALK

TO SOMEONE, A MEMBER OF

OUR CHURCH, THAT KNEW A

FRIEND THAT WAS IN THE

SAME JAIL AS HIM, AND WAS

TALKING ABOUT HOW THIS

AMERICAN GUY WAS IN THERE,

CONS INSTANTLY TALKING

ABOUT HIS FAITH AND

WOULDN'T SHUT UP.

Chris: ON THE

POLITICAL FRONT, CLOSE TO

HALF A MILLION PEOPLE HAVE

SIGNED A PETITION TO

RELEASE PASTOR BRUNSON.

IT IS VERY HELPFUL FOR

US AND OUR ADVOCACY, TO

SHOW THAT THE WORLD'S EYES

ARE ON THIS CASE, AND

DEMANDING THE RELEASE OF

PASTOR BRUNSON.

Chris: THIS WORKER

FEELS BRUNSON'S CASE

TRANSCENDS POLITICS, JUST

LIKE WHEN THE APOSTLE PAUL

WAS IN PRISON.

OF COURSE, THIS IS NOT

JUST ABOUT HIM.

IT IS REALLY ABOUT THE

LORD'S WORK IN TURKEY,

WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING IN

THE MIDDLE EAST.

IT IS NOT HIM THAT IS ON

THE STAND.

IT IS REALLY CHRISTIANITY.

IN A SIMILAR WAY PAUL WAS

PUT ON THE STAND FOR

CHRISTIANITY.

HE WAS SYMBOLIC OF THE

MOVEMENT OF JESUS AT THAT

TIME, AND HE STOOD TALL.

AND I DON'T EXPECT ANDREW

TO DO ANYTHING LESS.

Chris: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

John: AND IF YOU

WOULD LIKE TO HELP FREE

PASTOR BRUNSON, GO TO

cbnnews.com, WHERE YOU

CAN FIND OUT HOW TO ADD

YOUR NAME TO A PETITION TO

THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR

LAW AND JUSTICE, WHICH IS

FIGHTING ON HIS BEHALF.

Gordon: PLEASE GO TO

cbnnews.com AND YOU CAN

GET MORE INFORMATION ON

HOW YOU CAN JOIN THAT

PETITION.

PLEASE PRAY FOR HIM.

PLEASE PRAY FOR HIS

FAMILY.

THESE CHARGES ARE

EXTRAORDINARILY SERIOUS.

HE IS FACING A LIFETIME IN

JAIL IN TURKEY.

AND IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE

ANYONE SAYING THE GOSPEL

IS TERRORISM, BUT THAT'S

THE POSITION THE

GOVERNMENT OF TURKEY HAS

TAKEN.

TERRY?

Terry: UP

NEXT...FIRST IT WAS A

NATIONAL NEWS STORY, THEN

A BOOK, AND NOW "THE

MIRACLE SEASON" IS A MAJOR

MOTION PICTURE.

YOU STRONG WOMEN GOT US

HERE.

[APPLAUSE]

YOU DID THIS.

I HAVE NEVER BEEN PROUDER

TO BE A COACH.

Terry: EFREM GRAHAM

TAKES US BEHIND THE SCENES

OF THIS NEW FAITH-BASED

FILM THAT IS OPENING

TODAY.

Gordon: WELL,

HOLLYWOOD IS SHINING A

LIGHT ON THE POWER OF

FAITH IN THE MIDST OF

TRAGEDY IN A NEW FILM IN

THEATERS TODAY, CALLED

"THE MIRACLE SEASON."

IT IS THE STORY ABOUT HOW

ONE GIRL'S FAITH-FILLED

LIFE INSPIRED HER

VOLLEYBALL TEAM, HER

SCHOOL, AND ALL OF IOWA

CITY.

EFREM GRAHAM HAS A LOOK AT

THE TRUE STORY BEHIND

O THBEHIND THEFILM.

Efrem: THERE IS ONE

STUDENT ON IOWA HALL OF

FAME THAT REALLY STANDS

OUT.

CAROLINE FOUND WAS THE

HEART AND SOUL OF THE

GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL

CHAMPIONSHIP WIN AND 2010.

SO LOVED, HER MEMORY

PUSHED THE TROJANS TO AN

UNEXPECTED SECOND

CHAMPIONSHIP IN 2011.

CAROLINE DIED THAT YEAR IN

A BIKE ACCIDENT ON HER WAY

HOME FROM CHURCH, MAKING

IT A PAINFUL AND TRYING

SEASON FOR THE GIRLS TO

EVEN PLAY.

I NOTICED YOU'RE HOLDING A

PICTURE --

SURE.

THAT'S A PICTURE OF ELLEN

AND CAROLINE THAT I HANG

ON TO IN SPECIAL MOMENTS.

Efrem: WE SAT DOWN

WITH CAROLINE'S DAD, ERNIE

FOUND, AND HER COACH,

KATHY BRESNAHAN.

> AS A COACH, WHEN DID

YOU REALIZE YOU HAD A BIG

STORY HERE?

I THINK WE ALL JUST DID

WHAT WE COULD THE WHOLE

SEASON.

AFTER THE SEASON WAS OVER,

I SAID THIS IN ALMOST A

NON-ADDRESSED LETTER TO

FRANK DEFORD, TO TIME

WARNER, NEW YORK CITY.

AND THAT WAS IT.

FOR ME, IT WAS JUST

CATHARDIC TO WRITE BECAUSE

I WAS SO PROUD OF MY

PLAYERS.

AND HE GOT IT AND CALLED

ME.

Efrem: THAT CALL FROM

THE CELEBRATED SPORTS

WRITER LED TO A NATIONAL

STORY ON THE SMALL-TOWN

IOWA TEAM, A BOOK BY COACH

KATHY TITLED "THE MIRACLE

SEASON," AND NOW A MAJOR

MOTION PICTURE.

AND I HEARD THIS

ANNOYING VOICE IN MY HEAD,

CAROLINE'S VOICE, DO WORK

TODAY, SON.

WITH EVERYTHING GOING ON

IN HER LIFE, SHE PLAYED

VOLLEYBALL.

Efrem: WITH HELEN

HUNT PLAYING COACH KATHY.

HOW DIFFICULT WAS IT TO

COME BACK TO WORK AFTER

THAT AND TO MOTIVATE THE

GIRLS TO GET BACK AT IT?

MY JOB AS A COACH WAS

TO HELP THEM THROUGH.

THAT WAS IT.

WHETHER WE EVER STEPPED ON

THE COURT AGAIN, MY JOB

WAS TO HELP THEM HEAL.

AND SO THAT'S HOW WE

APPROACHED EACH DAY.

IT WAS HARD.

Efrem: IT WAS TWICE

AS HARD FOR ERNIE.

HIS WIFE DIED OF

PANCREATIC CANCER NOT LONG

AFTER THEY BURIED THEIR

DAUGHTER.

> ERNIE, YOU LOSE YOUR

DAUGHTER AND YOU LOSE YOUR

WIFE WITHIN WEEKS.

AT ONE POINT WE HEAR YOUR

CHARACTER IN THE FILM SAY,

GOD HASN'T EXACTLY SHOWN

UP FOR ME.

AND THEN AT ANOTHER POINT,

WE HEAR YOU SAY, I THINK

IT IS TIME FOR ME TO

EXPRESS SOME LONG OVERDUE

THANKS.

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE

TRENCHES?

QUITE HONESTLY, GOD

HASN'T SHOWN UP FOR ME --

THAT WAS HOLLYWOOD.

THAT WAS THE SCRIPT.

THAT WAS NEVER SOMETHING

THAT ENTERED MY MIND

BECAUSE I FELT HIS

PRESENCE IN A VARIETY OF

WAYS.

CAN I INTERJECT QUICK,

TOO?

BECAUSE THE NIGHT OF HIS

WIFE'S VISITATION, HE

GRABBED ME AND SAID, MY

LIFE HAS BEEN BLESSED.

HE FELT GOD WAS THERE THE

WHOLE WAY.

HE NEVER WAVERED FROM

THAT.

I THINK IT IS TIME FOR

ME TO EXPRESS SOME LONG,

OVERDUE THANKS.

I HAVE BEEN SO ANGRY.

I KNOW.

BUT TO HAVE HAD THE

LIFE THAT I DID WITH ELLEN

AND THOSE 17 YEARS WITH

CAROLINE...

Efrem: WHAT WERE YOU

THINKING FOR THE

VOLLEYBALL TEAM AFTER YOUR

DAUGHTER'S DEATH?

WHAT WERE YOU HOPING TO

SEE?

I JUST WANTED THEM TO

HANG TOGETHER AND KEEP ON

GOING.

THAT'S WHAT CAROLINE WOULD

HAVE WANTED THEM TO DO,

KEEP ON GOING.

IF WE RUN THE BOARD,

WE'VE GOT A SHOT AT STATE.

YOU MEAN TO WIN?

I MEAN TO WIN.

WE COULD WIN.

FOR CAROLINE.

FOR CAROLINE.

Efrem: DANIKA YAROSH

PLAYS THE ROLE OF

CAROLINE, AND ERIN

MORIARTY PLAYS HER

TEAMMATE AND BEST FRIEND,

KELLY.

WERE EITHER OF YOU

VOLLEYBALL FANS BEFORE

THIS?

I LOOKED THE SPORT AND

RESPECTED IT, BUT I HADN'T

WATCHED MUCH OF IT AT ALL.

TO BE COMPLETELY

HONEST, I DIDN'T KNOW MUCH

ABOUT VOLLEYBALL.

I GREW UP PLAYING MULTIPLE

SPORTS, I AM A FAN OF

SPORTS, ATHLETICS, BUT I

HAD NO IDEA WHAT WENT INTO

VOLLEYBALL, HOW INTENSE IT

WAS.

NO IDEA.

HOW INCREDIBLY THESE

ATHLETES ARE.

THESE GIRLS ARE ALL JUST,

LIKE, STRONG POWERHOUSES,

AND THE GAME IS SO

INTENSE, BUT THERE IS NOT

REALLY A SPORT LIKE IT

BECAUSE IT IS SO

ENCOURAGING AND SO

SUPPORTIVE, AND IT'S

REALLY ALL ABOUT TEAMWORK.

YOU STRONG WOMEN GOT US

HERE.

[APPLAUSE]

YOU DID THIS.

I HAVE NEVER BEEN PROUDER

TO BE A COACH.

I LOVE ALL OF YOU SO MUCH.

Efrem: WHAT DO YOU

THINK THIS WOULD MEAN TO

CAROLINE, BOTH OF YOU?

BECAUSE SHE SEEMED SO MUCH

LARGER THAN LIFE IN TERMS

OF HOW SHE WAS PORTRAYED

IN THE FILM.

SHE WAS LARGER THAN

THAT IN LIFE.

SHE REALLY WAS.

IN EVERY 20 YEARSORY SO AS YEARS OR SO AS

A TEACHER, YOU FIND THAT

SPECIAL PERSON, AND THAT

WAS CARLLINE. CAROLINE, SHE WAS THAT

SPECIAL OF A KID.

LOVE CONQUERS ALL.

AND THERE IS NOTHING MORE

IMPORTANT IN LIFE THAN

RELATIONSHIPS AND FAMILY.

Efrem: EFREM GRAHAM,

CBN NEWS, LOS ANGELES.

Gordon: YOU CAN FIND

OUT WHERE "THE MIRACLE

SEASON" IS PLAYING IN YOUR

AREA BY GOING TO THE LINK

IN OUR STORY ON THE MOVIE

ON cbnnews.com.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, COMING

UP, A LOOK AT DR. MARTIN

LUTHER KING, JR.'S LEGACY.

SUNDAY MORNING IS ONE

OF THE MOST SEGREGATED

HOURS IN CHRISTIAN

AMERICAN.

WE, AS THE CHURCH, NEED

TO BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF

WHAT DR. KING WAS SAYING.

Terry: PASTOR JOHN

GRAY TALKS ABOUT THE ROLE

OF THE CHURCH IN RACIAL

RECONCILIATION, 50 YEARS

AFTER THE DEATH OF DR.

KING.

Gordon: WELL, THIS

WEEK MARKED THE 50th

ANNIVERSARY OF THE

EDUCATION NATIOTHEASSASSINATION OF

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING,

JR.

HOW FAR HAVE WE COME IN

FULFILLING DR. KING'S

DREAM?

PASTOR JOHN GRAY TALKED

ABOUT RECONCILIATION, AND

WHERE WE NEED TO BE, AND

HOW TO GET THERE.

I THINK IT IS ONE OF

THE TRAGEDIES OF ONE OF

OUR NATIONS, THAT AT 11:00

ON SUNDAY MORNING, IT IS

ONE OF THE MOST SEGREGATED

HOURS IN CHRISTIAN

AMERICA.

Reporter: BEFORE HE

WAS A CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER,

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING WAS

A PASTOR, ONE WHO BELIEVED

THAT BRINGING AN END TO

DISCRIMINATION AND

SEGREGATION MUST START

WITH THE CHURCH.

I DEFINITELY THINK THE

CHRISTIAN CHURCH SHOULD BE

INTEGRATED, AND ANY CHURCH

THAT STANDS AGAINST

INTEGRATION, THAT HAS A

SEGREGATEDED BODSEGREGATED BODY IS

STANDING AGAINST THE

SPIRIT AND THE TEACHINGS

OF JESUS CHRIST.

Reporter: BUT TODAY,

50 YEARS AFTER DR. KING'S

UNTIMELY DEATH, IT SEEMS

LITTLE HAS CHANGED.

EVANGELIST AND AUTHOR JOHN

GRAY IS THE NEW PASTOR OF

REDEMPTION CHURCH IN

GREENEVILLE, SOUTH

CAROLINA.

A CHURCH KNOWN FOR ITS

RACIAL AND CULTURAL

DIVERSITY.

WE, AS A CHURCH, NEED

TO BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF

WHAT DR. KING WAS SAYING.

DR. KING WAS NOT A CIVIL

RIGHTS LEADER FIRST.

HE WAS A PASTOR.

HE WAS A CHRISTIAN.

WHO UTILIZED BIBLICAL

FOUNDATIONAL TRUTHS AS AN

IMPETUS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE.

THIS IS WHY HE WAS A

REVOLUTIONARY.

BUT LET US NOT MINIMIZE

HIM TO CIVIL RIGHTS.

HE WAS A CHRISTIAN MAN,

AND HE FOUGHT BECAUSE OF

WHAT HE SAW IN THE WORD.

AND THAT, TO ME, IS THE

POWER OF THE CHURCH.

IF WE CAN EVER GRAB AT THE

PRINCIPLES OF THE WORD,

THAT EVERY INDIVIDUAL WILL

SESEE EQUAL VALUE.

> PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO

HEAR ABOUT JESUS FROM US

BECAUSE THEY SEE THE

IN-FIGHTING AND THE

INSECURITY AND THE

JUDGMENT.

BUT HOW DO YOU BEGIN IN A

CHURCH, WHERE MANY

EVANGELICALS SEE JESUS ONE

WAY, AND THERE ARE OTHERS

FROM DIFFERENT RACES THAT

SEE JESUS ANOTHER WAY?

IT LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE TWO

DIFFERENT CULTURES AND TWO

DIFFERENT JESUSES.

Reporter: HE BELIEVES

CHANGING THE PERSCEPTIONS

BEGIN IN THE PULPIT.

ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES.

SHOW ME YOUR SCARS.

SHOW ME WHERE THE BLOOD

SAVED YOU.

I UNDERSTAND THERE IS

GRACE FOR ME, BUT IF WE

KEEP SCREAMING HELL AND

CONDEMNATION FIRST AND

WORKS, AS OPPOSED TO THE

BLOOD, THEN WE ARE GOING

TO LOSE A GENERATION.

AGAIN, IT HAS TO START IN

THE CHURCH.

THE REALITY IS THIS:

UNTIL THE CHURCH

RECONCILES THAT THEY HAVE

TRIED TO MASK JESUS BEHIND

THEIR PREJUDICES, WE'RE

NEVER GOING TO HEAL.

Gordon: WELL, TERRY,

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Terry: I THINK HE IS

RIGHT ON.

Gordon: NOW, YOU HAVE

GONE TO A RACIALLY

INTEGRATED CHURCH --

Terry: PURPOSELY.

Gordon: WHY WAS IT

PURPOSELY?

Terry: BECAUSE I

THINK THAT IS WHERE JESUS

IS AT.

I THINK THE GROUND IS

LEVEL AT THE FOOT OF THE

CROSS, NOT JUST FROM A SIN

STANDPOINT, BUT FROM AN

EQUALITY STANDPOINT.

WE ARE CALLED NOT JUST TO

LOVE, BUT TO APPRECIATE

AND ENJOY EACH OTHER, EVEN

THOUGH WE MAY LOOK

DIFFERENT, WE MAY HAVE

DIFFERENCES.

I THINK THE COMMONALITY

THAT WE HAVE IS CHRIST,

AND THE SACRIFICE HE PAID

FOR US.

WE ALWAYS SAY THAT REVIVAL

BEGINS IN THE HOUSE OF THE

LORD, AND REPENTANCE

BEGINS IN THE HOUSE OF THE

LORD, AND JUDGMENT BEGINS

IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD

WHEN WE DON'T DO WHAT

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HERE.

SO I THINK -- I OFTEN

THINK HOW MUCH FUN GOD HAD

CREATING ALL OF US.

I THINK HE IS LIKE A GREAT

ARTIST, AND HE JUST

ENJOYED PUTTING IT ALL

TOGETHER.

AND HOW'D SAD THAT WE,

INSTEAD OF ENJOYING THAT,

AS I THINK HE DOES, FIND

THE DIFFERENCE IN IT AND

MAKE IT A STUMBLING BLOCK.

Gordon: YOU HAVE A

RACIALLY INTEGRATED

FAMILY, TOO?

Terry: I DO.

THAT WAS ALSO

PURPOSEFULLY.

Gordon: WHY WAS THAT

DELIBERATE?

Terry: WHEN I SAY IT

WAS DELIBERATE, I FELL IN

LOVE WITH KOREAN CHILDREN.

OUR FIRST ADOPTION WAS A

LITTLE BOY FROM KOREA.

AND AS WE TALKED, MY

HUSBAND ALWAYS SAID THAT

THE FURNITURE COMPANIES

WERE OUT TO GET YOU

BECAUSE THEY ALWAYS SOLD

TABLES WITH SIX CHAIRS,

AND WE WERE ONLY USING

FIVE OF THEM.

GOT TO FILL THAT EXTRA

CHAIR.

BUT MY HUSBAND WAS ALREADY

OVER 40, AND THROUGH

AGENCIES, USUALLY YOU

CAN'T ADOPT AN INFANT IF

THE PARENT IS OLDER THAN

40, AT LEAST AT THAT TIME.

Gordon: SO THERE WAS

THE TERRY EXEMPTION?

Terry: WELL, NO.

IT WAS A PRIVATE ADOPTION.

GOD JUST ORCHESTRATEDE ORCHESTRATED IT.

WE SAID, IF WE COULD ADOPT

AGAIN, WE WOULD LIKE TO

ADOPT AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN

OR BI-RACIAL CHILD, AND

THAT WAS KIND OF FROWNED

UPON EVEN IN THE

AFRICAN-AMERICAN

COMMUNITY.

BUT WE NEVER EVEN PRAYED

ABOUT IT.

WE JUST ASSUMED WE HAD

COMPLETED WHAT GOD HAD

INTENDED FOR US.

AND ONE DAY AT DINNER, A

FRIEND CALLED AND SAID,

I'M IN THE HOME OF A

FAMILY WHO'S DAUGHTER HAS

COME HOME PREGNANT, DATING

A FOOTBALL PLAYER AT THE

UNIVERSITY, AND THIS BABY

NEEDS TO BE ADOPTED.

IT WAS A BI-RACIAL BABY.

WOULD YOU EVER BE

INTERESTED?

AND WE JUST KIND OF LOOKED

ACROSS THE TABLE AT EACH

OTHER, AND THOUGHT OF THE

SCRIPTURE THAT GOD GIVES

US THE DESIRE OF OUR

HEARTS BEFORE WE EVEN ASK.

AND SO THEN TYLER CAME

INTO OUR FAMILY.

AND THEN MANY YEARS LATER,

WHEN WE REALLY THOUGHT WE

WERE DONE, WE ADOPTED

THREE SISTERS FROM

UKRAINE.

WE LIKE TO TO THINK OF

THIS AS GOD'S SORT OF MINI

U.N. --

Gordon: AND YOU HAD

TO GET A BIGGER TABLE.

Terry: WE DID.

Gordon: AND THEN YOU

HAVE A CHILDREN'S TABLE?

Terry: THREE OF

THOSE.

Gordon: FOR ME, I GO

TO A RACIALLY INTEGRATED

CHURCH.

FROM ME, IT ALL STEMMED

FROM A WORSHIP SERVICE

THAT I WAS IN IN HONG

KONG.

IT WAS A REVIVAL CHURCH.

AND IT WAS A CHURCH

DEDICATED TO MISSIONARY

ACTIVITY INSIDE MAINLAND

CHINA.

IT WAS BACK IN THE EARLY

1990s.

AND WE HAD A U.N. THERE.

Terry: I'LL BET.

Gordon: FROM KOREA,

FROM JAPAN, FROM THE

PHILIPPINES, FROM

INDONESIA, AUSTRALIA, NEW

ZEALAND, INDIA.

AND THEN A WHOLE GROUP HAD

COME IN FROM ZAIRE.

AND THEY WERE ALL

DEDICATED: WE WANT TO

PREACH THE GOSPEL.

BUT WE HAD A WORSHIP

SERVICE AND IT WAS

TRANSCENDENT.

WE GOT TO HEAVEN THAT

NIGHT.

Terry: YOU GOT TO SEE

A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN.

Gordon: IT CEMENTED

INTO ME THE WONDERFUL

VERSE FROM ACTS 17, THAT

GOD HAS MADE OF ONE BLOOD

ALL NATIONS OF THE EARTH.

AND WE HAVE TO REALIZE

THAT WE ALL COME FROM ADAM

AND EVE.

WE'RE OF ONEED BLOOD.

ONE BLOOD.

THESE ARE OUR BROTHERS AND

SISTERS.

AND ALL OF THE THINGS THAT

TRY TO DIVIDE US, WHETHER

IT IS HAIR COLOR OR SKIN

COLOR OR EYE COLOR, THE

CULTURE, THE FOOD WITH

COOK, ALL THE THINGS THAT

ARE DIFFERENT ARE ACTUALLY

ALL FROM HIM, AND HE IS

LOOKING TO RECONCILE ALL

OF THAT.

START THINKING ABOUT

HEAVEN, AND HERE IS A

VERSE TO HELP YOU THINK

ABOUT HEAVEN, FROM

REVELATION 7:9-10: "AFTER

THESE THINGS, I LOOKED AND

BEHOLD A GREAT MULTITUDE,

WHICH NO ONE COULD NUMBER,

OF ALL NATIONS, TRIBES,

PEOPLES, AND TONGUES,

STANDING BEFORE THE THRONE

AND BEFORE THE LAMB,

CLOTHED WITH WHITE ROBES,

WITH PALM BRANCHES IN

THEIR HANDS, AND CRYING

OUT WITH A LOUD VOICE,

SAYING, SALVATION BELONGS

TO OUR GOD, WHO SITS ON

THE THRONE, AND TO THE

LAMB."

SO IN HEAVEN, WE'RE GOING

TO HAVE A GREAT WORSHIP

SERVICE.

AND THAT WILL BE THE TIME

OF THE RECONCILIATION OF

ALL THINGS, THE

RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS,

THE REALIZATION THAT WE'RE

ALL HIS CHILDREN.

NOW, HERE IS A THOUGHT FOR

YOU: JESUS ASKS THAT WE

WOULD PRAY THIS: THAT

GOD'S WILL WOULD BE DONE

ON EARTH AS IT IS IN

HEAVEN.

HERE WE HAVE A VERSE OF

WHAT IT IS LIKE IN HEAVEN.

WELL, LET'S PRAY THAT THAT

HAPPENS HERE ON EARTH.

AND WHY NOT START PRAYING,

CAN THAT HAPPEN IN YOUR

CONGREGATION, IN YOUR

CITY?

AND CAN YOUR CONGREGATION

TAKE THE LEAD IN RACIAL

RECONCILIATION?

WILL THAT HELP YOUR

NEIGHBORHOOD?

WILL THAT HELP YOUR CITY?

WILL THAT HELP THE NATION?

I THINK IT WILL.

LET'S BRING HEAVEN DOWN

HERE TO EARTH.

Terry: AMEN.

> STILL AHEAD, A YOUNG

WIFE AND HER HUSBAND AGREE

THAT SHE COULD MAKE GOOD

MONEY STRIPPING.

I LOVED THE ATTENTION.

I WANTED TO BE DESIRABLE.

AND SO THAT'S WHY

STRIPPING WAS AMAZING TO

ME, YOU KNOW?

I WAS DESIRED.

Terry: SEE HOW HER

CAREER CHOICE ALMOST COST

HER EVERYTHING.

WELCOME BACK TO "THE

700 CLUB."

RESEARCHERS ARE NOW SAYING

THEY KNOW THE PRECISE

IMAGE OF WHAT JESUS LOOKED

LIKE ON THIS EARTH.

TEAMS IN ITALY USED THE

SHROWD OF TORRIN TO BRING

HIS IMAGE TO LIFE.

THE 14-FOOT LINEN CLOTH

WAS BELIEVED TO HAVE

WRAPPED JESUS CHRIST AFTER

THE CRUCIFIXION.

RESEARCHERS HAVE UNVEILED

A 3D CARBON COPY OF JESUS.

THEY SAY IT IS A THREE

DIMENSIONAL REPRESENTATION

OF THE ACTUAL SIZE OF THE

MAN ON THE SHROWD.

YOU CAN FIND MORE ON

cbnnews.com, INCLUDING

HOW THE IMAGE SHOWS WOUNDS

CONSISTENT WITH THE CROWN

OF THORNS.

> "OPERATION BLESSING"

STEPPED IN TO HELP A WOMEN

WHO LOST HER LEG TO A

SNAKE BITE 12 YEARS AGO.

AFTER HER LEG WAS

AMPUTATED, SHE MADE HER

OWN ARTIFICIAL LIMB TO

HELP HER GET AROUND.

"OPERATION BLESSING" MET

HER DURING AN EMERGENCY

FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN HER

VILLAGE.

AFTER HEARING HER STORY,

O.B. KENYA DECIDED THEY

WANTED TO HELP HER IMPROVE

HER QUALITY OF LIFE, AND

SO THEY PROVIDED HER WITH

A NEW PROSTHETIC LEG, MADE

JUST FOR HER.

AND NOW SHE IS ABLE TO DO

MORE TO SUPPORT HER

CHILDREN AND SHE IS EVEN

DANCING AND SINGING AGAIN

IN HER CHOIR AT HER

CHURCH.

GORDON AND TERRY ARE BACK

WITH MORE OF TODAY'S "700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Terry: FOR YEARS, AS

A CHILD, MISTY KINZEL WAS

ABUSED BY TWO FAMILY

MEMBERS.

HER LONGING FOR LOVE TOOK

HER THROUGH THREE FAILED

MARRIAGES, DRUG

ADDICTIONS, PROSTITUTION,

AND EVEN HUMAN

TRAFFICKING.

THE GOOD NEWS: MISTY

FINALLY FOUND REAL LOVE.

I JUST KNEW THEY WERE

TOUCHING ME, AND THAT'S

WHAT THEY SAID WE WERE

SUPPOSED TO DO.

I WASN'T ALLOWED TO TELL

ANYBODY.

IT WAS OUR LITTLE SECRET.

HE TOLD ME HE WAS TICKLING

ME.

YOU KNOW, I'VE BEEN

MARRIED THREE TIMES, AND

IT'S BEEN THE SAME THING.

IT'S JUST THE WAY THE

WORLD IS.

IT'S ALL ABOUT SEX.

IT'S NOT ABOUT REALLY

LOVING SOMEBODY.

Reporter: MISTY

KINZEL GREW UP WIN IN A

BLENDED FAMILY IN SOUTHERN

FLORIDA.

SHE SAYS HER STEPFATHER

WAS KIND, BUT HER MOM

NEVER GAVE HER WHAT SHE

CRAVED.

SHE WAS ALWAYS DISTANT.

SHE WAS LOSE CONTROL AND

HIT ON ME.

MAYBE AN "I LOVE YOU" ONCE

IN A WHILE, MAYBE A HUG,

THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE.

YEAH, THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN

NICE.

Reporter: WHAT LOVE

MISTY DID RECEIVE OFTEN

CAME IN A TWISTEDED FORM.

TWISTED FORM.

ONE OF HER FAMILY MEMBERS

BEGAN MOLESTING HER WHEN

SHE WAS JUST SEVEN.

BY THE TIME SHE WAS 11, HE

WAS HAVING SEX WITH HER.

AT THAT TIME, I DIDN'T

KNOW IT WAS ABUSIVE

BECAUSE SHE DIDN'T BEAT

ME, RAPE YOU.

IT WAS, I LOVE YOU, THIS

IS WHAT WE'RE SUPPOSED TO

DO.

Reporter: BY THEN,

ANOTHER FAMILY MEMBER HAD

ALSO STARTED MOLESTING

HER.

STILL, MISTY BOUGHT INTO

THE LIES THAT IT MEANT SHE

WAS LOVED.

A CHILD THAT YOUNG AND

WANTING TO BE LOVED, YOU

WANT TO BELIEVE IT IS

TRUE.

Reporter: MISTY

REMEMBERS HEARING IN HER

SEVENTH GRADE SEX-ED CLASS

THAT IT WASN'T LOVE

BECAUSE ABUSE.

BUT

ABUSE.

SHE TOLD THE THE FAMILY

MEMBERS TO LEAVE HER

ALONE.

NOBODY WOULD BELIEVE

ME.

THEY STILL DON'T.

Reporter: AT 16,

MISTY GOT MARRIED, AND A

YEAR LATER BECAME

PREGNANT.

THAT'S WHEN SOMEONE TOLD

HER MOTHER THAT MISTY HAD

SLEPT WITH A FAMILY

MEMBER.

AND MY MOM THREW ME

AGAINST A WALL AND STARTED

CHOKING ME, AND THAT THREW

ME INTO LABOR.

AND THAT'S WHEN I HAD MY

FIRST SON.

Reporter: MIST TEEY AND

HER HUSBAND STRUGGLED

FINANCIALLY, AND SO SHE

AND HER HUSBAND AGREED SHE

COULD BECOME A STRIPPER.

BUT FOR MISTY, IT BECAME

MUCH MORE.

I LOVED THE ATTENTION.

I WANTED TO BE DESIRABLE.

SO THAT'S WHY STRIPPING

WAS AMAZING TO ME.

I WAS DESIRED.

Reporter: SHE ALSO

STARTED USING COCAINE, AND

BEFORE LONG, CRACK, WHICH

BECAME AN ADDICTION.

I TRIED IT, AND THAT'S

ALL IT TOOK.

I WAS OFF AND POPPING.

IT TOOK AWAY THAT PAIN.

YOU KNOW, THAT PAIN THAT I

FELT ALL OF THOSE YEARS.

Reporter: MISTY SOON

REALIZED SHE COULDN'T CARE

FOR HER SON AND DO DRUGS,

TOO.

I FELT LIKE IF I SIGNED

HIM OVER, I COULD GET MY

LIFE BACK IN ORDER SO I

COULD GET HIM BACK.

BUT GIVING HIM UP TO HIS

AUNT DIDN'T MAKE MY LIFE

BETTER.

IT ACTUALLY WAS A

WORLD-WIND AND I WENT 100%

CRAZIER.

Reporter: BEFORE

LONG, MISTY LEFT HER

HUSBAND FOR ANOTHER MAN.

WHEN THAT FELL APART, A

FRIEND TALKED HER INTO

SOMETHING WHERE SHE COULD

MAKE EVEN MORE MONEY.

IT PROVIDED MORE THAN

CASH.

THERE WERE SEVEN OF US.

WE WERE ALL PROSTITUTES.

AND WE LOVED EACH OTHER

MORE THAN ANYTHING IN THIS

WORLD.

WE DEFENDED EACH OTHER.

WE WERE SISTERS.

YOU KNOW, THE LOVE THAT WE

HAD WAS BEYOND ANY LOVE I

HAD EVER FELT IN MY ENTIRE

LIFE.

I FINALLY FOR ONCE IN MY

LIFE HAD A FAMILY.

Reporter: THAT LOVE

AND ADDICTION ARE WHAT

KEPT MISTY ON THE STREETS

FOR SEVEN YEARS, DESPITE

ALL KINDS OF TROUBLE.

I WAS HUMAN TRAFFICKED

TWICE.

I'VE HAD GUNS TO MY HEAD,

I'VE HAD KNIVES TO MY

THROAT.

I'VE BEEN DRAGGED UP A

HIGHWAY WITH A GO GOING

ABOUT 40 MILES PER HOUR.

Reporter: THE ONLY

REST FROM THE CHAOS WAS

THE 15 TIMES SHE LANDED IN

JAIL.

WHILE THERE SHE READ THE

BIBLE AND LEARNED WHAT SHE

NEVER KNEW ABOUT GOD.

THAT HE SAVES PEOPLE.

THAT HE IS LOVE.

THE THINGS HE HAS DONE FOR

OTHER PEOPLE IN THE BIBLE,

THAT WAS LOVE.

AND THAT'S THE KIND OF

LOVE I WAS SEEKING.

THE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.

Reporter: IN HER LAST

STINT ON THE STREETS,

MISTY BECAME PREGNANT.

SHE WAS DESPERATE TO GET

OFF CRACK, BUT SHE KNEW

SHE WOULDN'T UNLESS SHE

WAS SENT BACK TO JAIL.

SO SHE ROBBED A MAN AT

KNIFE POINT AND TURNED

HERSELF IN.

SHE PRAYED THE JUDGE WOULD

SEND HER TO REHAB.

ANY WANTED MY CHILD.

I WANTED MY LIFE BACK.

I WANTED MY OTHER SON

BACK.

I SAID, SO YOU WON'T SEE

ME EVER AGAIN.

AND HE GAVE ME THE CHANCE.

GOD MUST HAVE BEEN

SPEAKING TO HIM, TOO.

I JUST REMEMBER SAYING

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO

MY PRAYER, YOU KNOW?

Reporter: WHILE AT

REHAB, MISTY CAME TO FULLY

UNDERSTAND HER NEED FOR

JESUS.

SOON SHE GAVE HIM HER

LIFE.

JESUS PLAYS IN EVERY

PART.

THAT'S HOW I KNOW HE LOVES

ME.

HE SAVED ME.

HE IS EVERYTHING.

THAT MEANS I JUST WANT TO

FOLLOW JESUS.

I WANT TO FOLLOW HIM EVERY

DAY OF MY LIFE.

Reporter: IN TIME,

MISTY WAS GIVEN A PLACE TO

LIVE AND HELP FINDING A

JOB.

SHE SOON RECONCILED WITH

HER FIRST SON AND

EVENTUALLY CAME TO THE

POINT OF FORGIVING HER

ABUSERS.

I WILL NEVER FORGET,

BUT I HAVE FORGIVEN.

GOD FORGAVE ME A LONG TIME

AGO.

HE HAS HELPED ME LIVE A

BETTER LIFE.

IT HAS HELPED ME TO LOVE

MY KIDS MORE AND GREATER

THAN I THOUGHT I EVER

COULD.

Reporter: MISTY

SUPPORTS THEM BY RUNNING A

SUCCESSFUL COMMERCIAL

CLEANING COMPANY.

THOUGH HER FAMILY

RELATIONSHIPS ARE STILL

STRAINED, SHE LOOKS TO GOD

AS HER SOURCE OF LOVE.

IT HAS TURNED MY WHOLE

LIFE AROUND.

IT HAS GIVEN ME PEACE,

SALVATION.

GOD TOOK ME OUT OF THE MUD

AND MEYER TO PUT MY FEET

ON A SOLID ROCK, AND

THAT'S WHAT HE DID, HE PUT

MY FEET ON A SOLID ROCK.

Terry: HE IS A PRETTY

AMAZING GOD.

I OFTEN THINK HOW

HEARTBREAKING IT MUST BE

FOR GOD, WHEN HE CREATED

US TO BE IN A RELATIONSHIP

WITH HIM IN A GARDEN, TO

SEE US LIVE LIVES AND

TREAT OURSELVES SO

RECKLESSLY ALL BECAUSE WE

GOT BROKEN IN THE PROCESS.

ALL BECAUSE WE BOUGHT THE

LIE IN THE PROCESS.

YOU KNOW, THE ENEMY OF GOD

WANTS TO HURT AND TO WOUND

THE HEART OF GOD.

AND THE BEST WAY FOR HIM

TO DO THAT IS TO KEEP YOU

AWAY FROM GOD, TO KEEP YOU

FROM UNDERSTANDING HOW

MUCH GOD IS ABLE TO

FORGIVE AND GIVE YOU A NEW

BEGINNING.

TO KEEP YOU FROM

UNDERSTANDING THAT YOU

WERE CREATED WITH ETERNITY

WITH GOD IN MIND, NOT JUST

HERE BUT ETERNITY.

AND IF HE CAN KEEP YOU

AWAY FROM THAT

INHERITANCE, FROM THAT

PROMISE, FROM THAT

PRIVILEGE, THEN HE HAS

WOUNDED THE ONE HE SET OUT

TO WOUND.

GOD LOVES YOU WITH AN

EVERLASTING LOVE.

AND HERE IS THE THING: IF

YOU'RE WATCHING THIS SHOW

TODAY, DON'T THINK IT IS

CHANCE THAT YOU'RE

WATCHING THIS.

THIS IS ONE MORE TIME IN

YOUR LIFE -- AND YOU KNOW

WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT

BECAUSE GOD'S DONE THIS

FOR YOU BEFORE.

IT'S ONE MORE TIME WHERE

GOD HAS COME AFTER YOU.

HE WANTS YOU TO HEAR ABOUT

HIM, HEAR ABOUT HIS LOVE.

REACH OUT, STOP WHAT

YOU'RE DOING, AND

ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU CAN'T

DO IT ON YOUR OWN, THAT

YOU DON'T WANT TO ANYMORE.

YOU KNOW, THAT'S THE

BEGINNING OF A NEW START,

TO SAY, GOD, I WANT MY

LIFE BACK.

I WANT TO CHANGE THE

CHOICES THAT I'VE MADE.

I WANT TO BE WHO YOU

CREATED ME TO BE.

I WANT TO RECEIVE

EVERYTHING YOU'VE GOT TO

GIVE ME, BUT FIRST OF ALL,

I WANT YOU.

I WANT YOU IN MY MIND, IN

MY HEART, IN THE THINGS

THAT I DO, THE WAY THAT I

SPEAK.

CHANGE ME, GOD.

CHANGE ME FOR THE SAKE OF

YOUR SON, WHO BLED FOR ME.

SEE, JESUS DIED FOR YOU.

IT WASN'T JUST A STORY OF

SOMEONE -- YOU KNOW, WE

JUST CAME THROUGH

CELEBRATING EASTER.

IT WASN'T JUST THAT JESUS

LIVED AND DIED AND ROSE

AGAIN ANAGAIN, AND IT'S A STORY

YOU READ IN THE BIBLE OR

YOU HEAR ABOUT WHEN YOU'RE

IN SUNDAY SCHOOL WHEN

YOU'RE A KID.

IT'S REAL.

IT'S REAL.

AND WHAT HE DID FOR YOU IS

CURRENTLY ALIVE AND WELL

AND AVAILABLE TO YOU.

YOU CAN GET THAT FRESH NEW

BEGINNING.

YOU CAN BE PLUCKED OUT OF

THE MUCK AND THE MIRE JUST

LIKE MISTY WAS.

IT STARTS BY SAYING YES.

IF YOU'VE NEVER SAID YES

TO GOD, ASK HIM TO SHOW

HIMSELF TO YOU.

BUT DON'T KEEP RUNNING.

YOU'RE MAKING A HUGE MESS

OUT OF YOUR LIFE.

BUT, YOU KNOW WHAT?

YOU'RE MISSING OUT ON

BEING LOVED.

AND WE ALL NEED THAT.

NOT THE FALSE HALLOW,

SHALLOW LOVE THAT MISTY

FOUND FROM OTHER PEOPLE.

THE LOVE OF GOD, WHICH IS

BEYOND OUR UNDERSTANDING.

WHICH FILLS US UP TO THE

FULL.

WHICH MAKES EVERYTHING

YOU'VE DONE FADE AWAY.

YOU GET A NEW BEGINNING.

WHERE ELSE ARE YOU GOING

TO FIND THAT?

TODAY IS YOUR DAY.

LISTEN, YOU NEED TO STOP.

YOU NEED TO STOP RIGHT

NOW.

JUST SAY, I AM A SINNER.

AND I NEED A SAVIOR.

I'M ASKING YOU TO BE MY

SAVIOR TODAY.

I'M ASKING YOU TO FORGIVE

MY SIN.

I'M ASKING YOU TO MAKE ME

YOUR CHILD, TO GIVE ME

YOUR NAME, TO FILL ME WITH

YOUR SPIRIT, TO CHANGE THE

WAY I THINK, THE WAY I

FEEL, THE WAY I ACT, THE

THINGS THAT I DO.

RELEASE ME FROM THE THINGS

THAT I HAVE GIVEN MYSELF

OVER TO.

GIVE ME A NEW BEGINNING, A

NEW TODAY, GOD.

I NEED YOU AND I WANT YOU,

AND I NEED YOUR LOVE MORE

THAN ANYTHING ELSE IN THE

WORLD.

TODAY CHANGE ME, IN JESUS'

NAME I PRAY.

IF YOU'VE PRAYED THAT

PRAYER TODAY AND YOU'VE

MEANT IT IN YOUR HEART,

YOU'VE STARTED A JOURNEY

THAT WILL LEAD YOU ON

FOREVER.

FOREVER.

YOU ARE A FOREVER BEING.

SO WHAT DO YOU DO NOW?

WELL, PAT'S PUT TOGETHER A

PACKET FOR YOU CALLED "A

NEW DAY."

IT'S FILLED WITH

INFORMATION ON HOW DO YOU

WALK WITH JESUS?

HOW DO YOU BELONG TO HIM?

HOW DO YOU HAVE VICTORY

OVER THE THINGS THAT HAVE

BEEN ENSNAREING YOU?

JUST CALL AND SAY I'D LIKE

THAT PACKET, AND WE'LL

SEND THAT OUT TO YOU RIGHT

AWAY.

CALL NOW.

GORDON?

Gordon: UP NEXT, A

BABY BORN WITH A CLEFT

PALATE NEARLY DIES.

SEE HOW HE RECEIVED A

LIFE-SAVING SURGERY THAT

HIS MOTHER COULD NEVER

HAVE AFFORDED.

THAT'S UP RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

Gordon: WHIL VIOLET'S

YOUNGER SON WAS IN DANGER.

HER SON NEEDED SURGERY,

BUT SHE HAD NO MONEY TO

PRAY FOR IT.

SO SHE TURNED TO GOD AND

PRAYED FOR HIS HELP.

Reporter: JUAN WAS

BORN WITH A CLEFT PALATE.

HE LIVED IN A SMALL

GUATEMALAN VILLAGE WITH

HIS BROTHER AND SISTER.

HIS MOM IS A 29-YEAR-OLD

SINGLE MOTHER, WHO

STRUGGLES JUST TO FEED HER

CHILDREN.

SOMETIMES I WASH

PEOPLE'S CLOTHES AND MAKE

TORTILLAS FROM CORN FLOUR

WHEN SOMEONE HIRES ME.

Reporter: BUT FEEDING

JUAN WAS HER BIGGEST

CHALLENGE.

MILK AND FOOD FELL FROM

HIS MOUTH.

HE COULD NOT SWALLOW.

Reporter: EVEN JUAN'S

SISTER, CRYSTAL, KNEW HE

WAS IN TROUBLE.

HE GOT VERY THIN AND

COULDN'T EAT ANYTHING.

Reporter: AT ONE

POINT, JUAN LOST NEARLY

HALF OF HIS BODY WEIGHT,

DUE TO AN ILLNESS AND NOT

EATING ENOUGH.

HE HAD TO STAY IN THE

HOSPITAL FOR A WEEK.

HE ALMOST DIED.

I PRAYED AND ASKED GOD TO

SEND ME PEOPLE WHO COULD

HELP MY SON.

HE ANSWERED MY PRAYERS

WHEN YOU CAME.

Reporter: WHEN CBN

MET THE FAMILY, WE QUICKLY

ARRANGED FOR JUAN TO

TRAVEL TO THE CITY TO

RECEIVE FREE CLEFT LIP

SURGERY.

THE DOCTORS HEALED HIS

LIP, AND NOW HE IS VERY

PRETTY.

Reporter: AFTER

SURGERY, JUAN IS DOING

GREAT.

I THANK CBN FOR HELPING

MY SON, FOR BEING THE

MIRACLE THAT I NEEDED FOR

HIM.

I'M VERY HAPPY, SEEING

THAT THEY OPERATED ON MY

LITTLE BROTHER.

Gordon: AND THANK GOD

FOR YOU.

IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF "THE

700 CLUB," YOU'RE PART OF

THAT MIRACLE.

AND A PORTION OF EVERY

GIFT GOES INTO OUR WORK

INTERNATIONALLY, TO HELP

PEOPLE, TO BE A BLESSING

TO THEM.

WE ALSO HAVE A SPECIAL SPECIAL

SURGERIES, SO YOU CAN

ACTUALLY DESIGNATE YOUR

GIFT INTO THAT.

BUT IT IS BECAUSE PEOPLE

JOIN TOGETHER THAT WE'RE

ABLE TO DO ALL OF THESE

THINGS.

WE'RE A LOT MORE THAN A TV

SHOW.

WE'RE REACHING OUT.

THERE ARE A 15 PRODUCTION

CENTERS LOCATED

STRATEGICALLY AROUND THE

WORLD.

90% OF OUR AUDIENCE NOW IS

OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES.

WE'RE PREACHING THE GOSPEL

IN OVER 43 LANGUAGES LAST

YEAR.

HUGE AUDIENCES

INTERNATIONALLY.

ALL BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE

YOU CARE ENOUGH TO GIVE,

TO SAY, YES, I WANT TO

JOIN "THE 700 CLUB."

IF THAT'S YOU, GIVE US A

CALL: 1-800-700-7000.

HOW MUCH IS IT TO JOIN?

IT'S JUST $20 A MONTH, 65

CENTS A DAY.

SOME OF YOU CAN JOIN AT

HIGHER LEVELS.

WE'VE GOT "700 CLUB" GOLD

AT $40 A MONTH.

THEN THE THOUSAND CLUB,

WHICH IS A THOUSAND

DOLLARS A YEAR, AND THAT'S

$84 A MONTH.

AT WHATEVER LEVEL, CALL

NOW AND SAY, YES, I WANT

TO BE A PART OF IT.

WHEN YOU CALL AND JOIN,

I'VE GOT SOMETHING FOR

YOU.

IT'S CALLED "ANSWERED

PRAYER."

IT IS MY FATHER'S LATEST

TEACHING.

OVER 55 YEARS IN MINISTRY.

AND HOW DO YOU GET

ANSWERED PRAYERS?

HOW DO YOU GET ANSWERS TO

YOUR PRAYERS?

NOT JUST HOW TO PRAY, BUT

HOW TO PRAY AND GET AN

ANSWER.

I WANT YOU TO HAVE IT.

IT IS YOURS WHEN YOU JOIN:

1-800-700-7000.

> WELL, WE'LL BE BACK TO

ANSWER SOME OF YOUR E-MAIL

QUESTIONS RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

Terry: WELL, WE WANT

TO TAKE SOME TIME TO

ANSWER SOME OF THE E-MAIL

THAT YOU ALL HAVE SENT IN.

THIS FIRST ONE IS FROM

ROBERT, WHO SAYS, "WHAT IS

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A

PERSON'S SOUL AND SPIRIT.

I WAS TOLD THE SPIRIT IS

WHAT GOES TO HEAVEN, AND

THE SOUL IS WHAT MAKES YOU

YOU.

IS THIS TRUE?"

Gordon: YOU ALWAYS

ASK THE MOST EASY

QUESTIONS.

YOU GET INTO THE

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOUL

AND SPIRIT, AND SOUL,

SPIRIT, AND BODY.

AND YOU LOOK AT VARIOUS

VERSES, THAT THE WORD OF

GOD IS ABLE TO CLEEVE

BETWEEN THE SOUL AND THE

SPIRIT.

WE ARE MADE IN THE IMAGE

OF GOD.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE

TRINITY, YOU CAN GOD THE

FATHER, GOD THE HOLY

SPIRIT, AND GOD THE SON.

AND THEY ARE ONE.

AND WE'RE A MIRROR IMAGE

OF THAT.

SO, YOU KNOW, THERE --

ROBERT, YOU'VE GOT A BODY

AND YOU'VE GOT A SPIRIT

AND YOU'VE GOT A SOUL.

AND THE THREE ARE ONE IN

YOU.

BUT THEN ODDLY, THEY ALL

SEEM TO HAVE THEIR OWN

MIND.

YOU KNOW, YOUR BODY CAN

HAVE A MIND OF ITS OWN.

AND WHEN YOUR SOUL, YOUR

CENTRAL WILL, IF YOU WILL,

GIVES IN TO THAT, THEN YOU

CAN GIVE YOURSELF OVER TO

CRAVINGS, THE BODIES

CRAVINGS FOR THINGS WILL

TAKE OVER.

THE SAME THING WITH YOUR

SPIRIT.

IT HAS A WILL OF ITS OWN.

AND WHEN YOU'RE SPIRIT IS

GRIEVED, THEN ALL OF YOU

SUFFERS.

BUT THE SOUL IS THAT

CENTRAL WILL.

AND IF YOU REALLY WANT TO

GET INTO WHAT THE

DIFFERENCES ARE AND HAVE

EXPERIENCE WITH THE

DIFFERENCES, I REALLY

ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO FAST.

IT IS ODD WHAT HAPPENS

WHEN YOU TAKE THE IMPULSES

OF THE BODY, AND THE BASIC

ONE OF HUNGER -- YOU TAKE

THAT AND YOU SAY, I'M

GOING TO SUPPRESS THAT FOR

A PERIOD OF TIME.

AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

AND SEE HOW IT BENEFITS

YOUR SPIRIT AND IT

ESPECIALLY BENEFITS YOUR

SOUL BECAUSE NOW THE

PROPER ALIGNMENT, WHO'S

REALLY IN CHARGE, COMES

INTO PLAY.

THOSE ARE THE DIFFERENCES.

AND LOOK AT IT THAT YOU'RE

MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD.

Terry: OKAY, THIS IS

CAROLINE WHO SAYS, "DOES

BEING DIVORCED PREVENT ONE

FROM BEING IN THE MINISTRY

AS A PASTOR OR EVANGELIST?

THE CHURCH MY HUSBAND AND

I CURRENTLY ATTEND WILL

NOT PERMIT MY HUSBAND OR

ME TO BE IN THE MINISTRY

BECAUSE OF A DIVORCE

BEFORE."

Gordon: CAROLINE, IT

HAS TO DO WITH THE

DOCTRINES IN YOUR CHURCH.

SOME CHURCHES DON'T PERMIT

MARRIED PEOPLE TO BE IN

THE MINISTRY.

YOU HAVE TO BE CELIBATE.

SOME CHURCHES TAKE A VERY

STRICT LINE ON DIVORCE,

AND SAY IF YOU'VE HAD HAD A

DIVORCE, NO.

SOME SAY IF GOD HAS

FORGIVEN YOU, WE'LL

FORGIVE YOU, TOO.

I'M NOT ABOUT TO TELL ANY

CHURCH TO LEAVE THE

DOCTRINAL TRADITION THEY

HAVE.

> HERE IS A WORD: "THIS

IS REAL LOVE, NOT THAT WE

LOVE GOD, BUT HE LOVES US

AND SENT HIS SON AS A

SACRIFICE TO TAKE AWAY OUR

SIN."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT WEEK.

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