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The 700 Club - May 24, 2018

Discover how “NFL Today” host James Brown is building others up by slimming himself down. Plus, take a look inside the surgeon general’s personal fight against the opioid crisis. Read Transcript


Announcer: THE

FOLLOWING PROGRAM IS

SPONSORED BY CBN.

Wendy: TODAY...THE

SURGEON GENERAL'S PERSONAL

FIGHT AGAINST THE OPIOID

CRISIS.

NO ONE CAN PREVENT IT

ALONE.

Wendy: PLUS...WHY NFL

TODAY HOST JAMES BROWN IS

BUILDING OTHERS UP BY

SLIMMING DOWN HIMSELF.

I'VE GOT ENERGY THAT I

HAVEN'T HAD SINCE I WAS

ABOUT AGE 25.

Wendy: THEN...AN

AFFAIR THAT NEARLY

DESTROYED A MARRIAGE AND A

MINISTRY.

AND I HAD TOLD HER WHAT

I'D DONE.

Wendy: WATCH WHAT

HAPPENS WHEN HIS SECRET IS

REVEALED ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

*

Pat: WELL, WELCOME,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, TO

THIS EDITION OF "THE 700

CLUB."

YOU KNOW, ISN'T IT AMAZING

HOW THE PRESS MISREPORTS

THINGS THAT ARE SAID?

THE PRESIDENT SAID THAT

THIS MS-13, THIS VICIOUS

GANG, WAS A GROUP OF

ANIMALS.

SO HOW DOES THE PRESS PLAY

THAT?

WELL, THE PRESIDENT WAS

SAYING THAT ALL IMMIGRANTS

ARE ANIMALS.

HE SAID NO SUCH THING.

BUT NOW WE'RE LOOKING AT

THE PRESIDENT, CALLING FOR

AGGRESSIVE ACTION TO

STRENGTHEN THE BORDERS, TO

KEEP MORE GANG MEMBERS

FROM ENTERING THE COUNTRY.

WE'VE GOT AN INTERESTING

REPORT ON WHAT THESE

PEOPLE HAVE REALLY BEEN

DOING.

Terry: WELL, IN LONG

ISLAND ON WEDNESDAY, THE

PRESIDENT MET WITH

GRIEVING FAMILIES OF THE

VICTIMS OF MS-13.

GEORGE THOMAS HAS THIS

LOOK AT THE BRUTAL GANG

AND THE PRESIDENT'S AGENDA

TO SHUT IT DOWN.

[YELLING]

George: THEY'VE BEEN

CALLED ONE OF THE MOST

BRUTAL STREET GANGS IN THE

WORLD.

President Trump: A

RUTHLESS GANG THAT HAS

VIOLATED OUR BORDERS AND

TRANSFORMED ONCE PEACEFUL

NEIGHBORHOODS IN

BLOOD-STAINED, KILLING

FIELDS.

WE'RE WITH ISIS AND

HOME LAND SECURITY

INVESTIGATIONS IN DALLAS.

George: NOW TRUMP

SAYS HE IS DETERMINED TO

DESTROY THE NOTORIOUS AND

RUTHLESS GANG KNOWN AS

MS-13.

President Trump:

MS-13 LIVES BY THE MOTTO

"KILL, RAPE, AND CONTROL."

George: WEDNESDAY, ON

NEW YORK'S LONG ISLAND,

WHICH HAS SOME 2,000 MS-13

MEMBERS, THE PRESIDENT MET

WITH COMMUNITY LEADERS ON

STOPPING THE SCURGE.

THE ESTIMATES ARE THAT

THERE ARE MORE THAN MORE THAN 10,000

MS-13 GANG MEMBERS CROSS

THE STATES, AND MORE THAN

30,000 AROUND THE WORLD.

THE SCHOOL GROUNDS ARE

A BIG AREA WHERE THE

MS-13 GANGS RECRUIT FROM.

George: TRUMP IS

FLOATING THE IDEA OF

CUTTING AID TO COUNTRIES

THAT DO NOTHING FROM

STOPPING MS-13 GANG

MEMBERS FROM CROSSING INTO

THE U.S. ILLEGALLY.

THE ADMINISTRATION SAYS IT

HAS PROOF THAT MS-13

LEADERS IN EL SALVADOR ARE

SENDING TROOPS INTO OUR

NATION TO RAPE AND KILL.

PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS

ORDERED CUSTOM ENFORCEMENT

AGENTS, ALSO KNOWN AS

ISIS, TO AGGRESSIVELY

PURSUE MS-13 MEMBERS.

AND HE IS CALLING ON

CONGRESS TO END THE "CATCH

AND RELEASING POLICY."

THE CONSEQUENCE OF HE'S

LOOPHOLES, MR. PRESIDENT,

ALTHOUGH WE'RE DOING

EVERYTHING WE CAN TO

COMBAT CRIME IN THE UNITED

STATES, WE'RE LETTING

PEOPLE IN WHO U ARE GANG

MEMBERS.

George: THE GANG

ARRESTS ARE UP FROM 432

THE PREVIOUS YEAR.

IN THE FIRST THREE MONTHS

OF 2018, ISIS REPORTS 405

SUSPECTED GANG MEMBERS

WERE APPREHENDED.

YOU, MORE THAN ANYONE

IN THE COUNTRY, IS

HIGHLIGHTING M.

13678MS-13.

George: ON WEDNESDAY,

HE DEFENDED HIS COMMENTS

AGAIN.

President Trump: I

CALLED THEM ANIMALS THE

OTHER DAY, AND I WAS MET

WITH REBUKE.

THEY SAID, THEY'RE PEOPLE.

THEY'RE NOT PEOPLE.

THESE ARE ANIMALS.

AND WE HAVE TO BE VERY,

VERY TOUGH.

George: GEORGE

THOMAS, CBN NEWS.

Pat: WELL, HE IS

CLARIFYING.

BUT ISN'T IT AWFUL THAT A

GANG OF THAT MAGNITUDE,

THAT WANTS TO KILL AND

RAPE AND CONTROL PEOPLE,

IS BEING PROTECTED BY THE

MEDIA.

IT IS JUST UNBELIEVABLE,

THIS COUNTRY.

BUT I THINK IT IS TIME

THAT WE, AS A NATION,

REALIZE WE CANNOT PERMIT

VICIOUS GANGS TO RUN

ROUGH-SHOT OVER OUR

COUNTRY.

> WELL, IN OTHER NEWS,

NORTH KOREA IS AT IT

AGAIN.

THEY'RE INSULTING VICE

PRESIDENT PENCE, AND

THEY'RE WARNING OF A

NUCLEAR SHOWDOWN IF

DIPLOMACY FAILS.

JOHN JESSUP HAS MORE ON

THAT STORY FROM OUR CBN

NEWS BUREAU.

John: THANKS, PAT.

A SENIOR NORTHERN KOREAN

OFFICIAL IS TAKING ISSUE

WITH THE VICE PRESIDENT'S

RECENT COMMENTS IN AN

INTERVIEW WITH FOX NEWS.

VICE PRESIDENT PENCE

ECHOED A STATEMENT BY JOHN

BOLTON, SAYING NORTH KOREA

MAY END UP LIBYA.

THE NORTH KOREAN OFFICIAL

CALLED PENCE'S REMARKS

STUPID.

IN RECENT DAYS, BOTH SIDES

HAVE SAID THE PLANNED

SUMMIT COULD BE CANCELLED

OR PROTEST PONED.

> WELL, A SELECT GROUP

OF LAWMAKERS TODAY WILL

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE

CONTROVERSY PRESIDENT

TRUMP HAS DUBBED AT

"SPYGATE."

10 MEMBERS, ALONG WITH THE

CHIEF-OF-STAFF AND ROD

ROSENSTEIN WILL BE BRIEFED

ABOUT A LONG TIME

GOVERNMENT INFORMANT.

PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS THE

F.B.I. SPIED ON HIS

CAMPAIGN WHILE

INVESTIGATING RUSSIAN

EFFORTS TO INFLUENCE THE

2016 ELECTION.

AND RUDY GIULANI IS SAYING

THAT THE PRESIDENT SHOULD

AGREE TO BE INTERVIEWED

BIDINTERVIEWED BYSPECIAL COUNSEL ROBERT

MUELLER.

> THE FIRST

COMPREHENSIVE PRISON

REFORM BILL SAILED THROUGH

THE HOUSE THIS WEEK.

IT HOLDS THE SUPPORT OF

PRESIDENT TRUMP AND FORMER

INMATES WHO HAVE SEEN THE

POWER OF REDEMPTION.

Reporter: TOPIKA

KNOWS THE POWER OF SECOND

CHANCES.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE HOPE,

YOU HAVE NOTHING.

Reporter: THE FORMER

UNION CHAIRWOMAN SERVED

TIME FOR A DRUG CHARGE,

AND NOW SHE IS FREE,

FOCUSED, AND FIGHTING FOR

THOSE STILL BEHIND BARS.

I ALSO WAS DRIVEN AND

MOVED SPIRITUALLY TO HELP

WOMEN COMING HOME.

Reporter: SHE, ALONG

WITH HELP FROM THE LEFT,

THE RIGHT, AND THE WHITE

HOUSE, WORK TO BRING ABOUT

CHANGE.

President Trump: IF

WE WANT MORE PRISONERS TO

TAKE CHARGE OF THEIR OWN

LIVES, WE SHOULD WORK TO

GIVE THEM THE TOOLSZ TO TOOLS ON

THEIR OWN TWO FEET.

Reporter: IT HAS

CREATED STRANGE

BEDFELLOWS, UNITING

LIBERAL-LEANING GROUPS,

LIKE "CUT 50" WITH

CONSERVATIVE GROUPS, LIKE

THE "FAITH AND FREEDOM

COALITION."

AMONG THE PROGRAM'S

HIGHLIGHTS, $50 MILLION

ADDRESSING SUBSTANCE

ABUSE, MENTAL HEALTH, AND

DRUG STRAINING.

BANNING PRISONERS FROM

SHACKLING WOMEN DURING

CHILDBIRTH.

ALL THINGS CO-SPONSOR DOUG

COLLINS SAYS WILL KEEP

INMATES FROM GOING BACK

ONCE THEY'RE RELEASED.

DO WE OFFER THEM A

REDEMPTIVE PATH?

Reporter: FORMER

ACTIVIST JOHN CUFFO SAYS

IT IS ABOUT CHANGING THE

PROCESS.

FOLKS COME OUT OF

PRISON, THEY DON'T HAVE

IDENTIFICATION, THEY

HAVEN'T GONE THREE

VOCATIONAL TRAINING.

AND TO ME, THAT'S LIKE

GOING TO A HOSPITAL

KNOWING YOU BROKE YOUR

LEG, BUT RECEIVING NO

DIAGNOSTIC TESTS, WAITING

FOR IT TO HEAL, AND THEN

SAY, GO WALK.

Reporter: BUT CRITICS

COMPLAIN IT DOESN'T GO FAR

ENOUGH AND FAILS TO

ADDRESS SENTENCING.

JESSICA FLON SAYS SELL TELL

THAT TO THE PEOPLE IN

PRISON.

I DON'T THINK IT IS

FAIR TO ASK PEOPLE IN

PRISON TO JUST SIT TIGHT

THROUGH 202 1 OR 20

15RBG25, AND TO ENDURE

TREATMENT.

Reporter: IT IS OFF

TO THE SENATE TO FACE YET

ANOTHER CHALLENGE.

John: THANKS, AMBER.

PAT, BACK TO YOU.

Pat: WE'VE DONE A

SERIES ON THE NATION OF

CRIMINALS.

WE HAVE SO MANY LAWS THAT

CRIMINALIZE BEHAVIOR.

IT IS UNBELIEVABLE THAT WE

HAVE MORE PEOPLE

INCARCERATED

PERCENTAGE-WISE THAN

RUSSIA OR CHINA.

WE HAVE MORE LAWS, AND ALL

OF THE LAWS THAT WE HAVE

FOR POSSESSION OF VARIOUS

TYPES OF CONTROLLED

SUBSTANCES, AND VARIOUS

ADMINISTRATIVE LAWS THAT

HAVE BEEN PUT IN AGENCIES.

AND MY ADVICE WOULD BE TO

CANCEL ALL THE CRIMINAL

SANCTIONS THAT ARE

CONTAINED IN

ADMINISTRATIVE AGENCIES

THAT WERE NOT PUT THROUGH

BY CONGRESS.

EVERY SINGLE CRIMINAL

SANCTION IS PUT IN BY

EVERY AGENCY SHOULD BE

CANCELLED RIGHT NOW.

AND THESE ARE THE FEDERAL

LAWS.

BUT THINK HOW MANY THERE

ARE IN THE STATES?

AND WE HAVE SHOWN

REPEATEDLY THAT THERE IS

NOT A PERSON IN THIS

COUNTRY WHO HASN'T BROKEN

SOME LAW THAT THEY CAN GO

TO JAIL FOR.

EVERY SINGLE HUMAN BEING

IN OUR SOCIETY IS SUBJECT

TO SOME OF THESE

SANCTIONS.

THIS WHOLE IDEA OF GETTING

TOUGH ON CRIME IS JUST

RIDICULOUS.

WE'VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING

TO REDUCE THE PRISON

POPULATION.

AND THIS MOVE IS A GOOD

ONE, OF COURSE.

ANYTHING THAT WILL MAKE IT

BETTER IS GOOD.

BUT TO DO REHAB

REHABILITATION OF THESE

PRISONERS IS FINE, BUT

MOSTLY PEOPLE GO TO PRISON

AND THEY BECOME HARDENED

CRIMINALS.

THEY GET TO BE HARDENED

CRIMINALS.

THEY LEARN TECHNIQUES OF

CRIME.

THEY COME OUT WORSE THAN

THEY WENT IN.

IT ISN'T A REHABILITATION

PROGRAM THAT WE HAVE IN

OUR PRISON SYSTEM.

IT IS JUST NOT A GOOD

THING.

AND IT IS TIME WE DO

SOMETHING MAJOR ABOUT

REDUCING THE PRISON

POPULATION BY REDUCING THE

NUMBER OF CRIMES THAT WE

HAVE ON THE BOOKS IN OUR

COUNTRY.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, I AGREE

WITH YOU, AND I THINK THAT

A LOT OF PEOPLE RECOGNIZE

THAT.

WE DID THAT WONDERFUL

SERIES, AND IT WAS

IMPRESSIVE TO SEE THE

NUMBERS THAT WERE A PART

OF THAT.

Pat: IT IS ABSOLUTELY

HORRIFYING TO THINK WE'RE

WORSE THAN CHINA AND

RUSSIA.

Terry: YEAH.

Pat: THIS IS THE LAND

OF THE FREE AND THE HOME

OF THE BRAVE, FOR HEAVEN'S

SAKES.

> JOHN, LET'S TALK ABOUT

WHAT IS GOING ON ABOUT

WHAT THE NFL PLAYERS ARE

SUPPOSED TO DO.

John: THE NFL IS

ADDRESSING THE CONTROVERSY

OVER PLAYERS KNEELING

DURING THE NATIONAL

ANTHEM.

NEXT SEASON, THE PLAYERS

WILL BE REQUIRED TO STAND

FOR THE ANTHEM.

PLAYERS WILL BE ALLOWED TO

STAY IN LOCKER ROOMS

DURING THE ANTHEM, BUT IF

THEY'RE ON THE FIELD THAT

IS CORRECT HAVE TO STAND

OR THEIR TEAM COULD FACE

FINES.

PAT, THE CONTROVERSY MAY

NOT BE OVER BA BECAUSE THE

NFL PLAYERS' ASSOCIATION

HAS SIGNALLED IT MAY

CHALLENGE THE NEW RULE.

Pat: WELL, COLIN

KAEPERNICK WAS THE POSTER

BOY OF ALL OF THIS

PROTEST.

WHAT ARE THEY PROTESTING?

THIS IS A PRETTY GOOD

COUNTRY, YOU KNOW.

IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT HERE,

GO TO CHINA AND PLAY

FOOTBALL.

THESE GUYS ARE

MULTI-MILLIONAIRES, THEY

GET THESE HUGE SALARIES,

THEY'RE BETTER OFF THAN

ALL BUT A SMALL HANDFUL OF

AMERICANS, AND THEY'VE GOT

MORE MONEY -- THEY'VE GOT

EVERYTHING GOING FOR THEM,

AND SO THEY'RE GOING TO

PROTEST THE INJUSTICE OF

AMERICA.

I MEAN, GIVE ME A BREAK.

TERRY?

Terry: WELL, UP NEXT,

HE IS THE NATION'S TOP

DOC, AND HE HAS A

CONTROVERSIAL PLAN TO

COMBAT DRUG USE.

AND AS THE SURGEON GENERAL

OF THE UNITED STATES TELLS

US, THIS FIGHT IS

PERSONAL.

MY LITTLE BROTHER

PHILLIP IS IN STATE PRISON

RIGHT NOW.

IF I, AS SURGEON GENERAL,

COULD NOT HAVE PREVENTED

MY OWN BROTHER FROM GOING

DOWN THAT PATHWAY ALONE, I

THINK THE MESSAGE IS NO

ONE CAN PREVENT IT ALONE.

Terry: SEE WHO

DR. JEROME ADAMS IS

PARTNERING WITH TO END THE

OPIOID CRISIS, WHEN WE

COME BACK.

Pat: WELCOME BACK.

YOU ARE WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB."

AND WE'RE VERY HAPPY TO

HAVE YOU WITH US.

LAST FALL PRESIDENT TRUMP

DECLARED THE NATION'S

OPIOID EPIDEMIC A PUBLIC

HEALTH EMERGENCY.

NOW THE PRESIDENT IS

LOOKING FOR ANSWERS WITHIN

HIS ADMINISTRATION.

AMBER C. STRONG SAT DOWN

WITH THE U.S. SURGEON

GENERAL

AND LEARNED ABOUT HIS PLAN

TO MAKE AMERICA CLEAN

AGAIN.

Reporter: FROM THE

FRONT SEATS OF A CAR IN

TINY HOPE, INDIANA, TO OUR

NATION'S BIGGEST POP

STARS.

TOM PETTY HAS DIED.

Reporter: IT WAS WELL

KNOWN THAT THE PURPLE RAIN

STAR HAD PAIN ISSUES.

Reporter: A FALLOUT

FROM THE COUNTRY'S OPIOID

EPIDEMIC HITS ALL LEVELS

OF SOCIETY.

OVERDOSE DEATHS, INCLUDING

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND

HEROIN, HAVE INCREASED BY

MORE THAN FIVE TIMES SINCE

1999.

A KILLER ADDICTION

REACHING MORE THAN 42,000

PEOPLE IN 2016 ALONE.

ALL REASONS PRESIDENT

TRUMP HAS VOWED TO BREAK

THE STRANGLEHOLD OF

OPIOIDS.

President Trump: I

WILL TELL YOU THIS SCURGE

OF DRUG ADDICTION IN

AMERICA WILL STOP.

Reporter: JUST STEPS

AWAY FROM THE WHITE HOUSE

STOOD A REMINDER OF A

PRESIDENT'S PROMISE TO A

NATION, A MEMORIAL OF

20,000 FACES AND LIVES CUT

SHORT BY OPIOIDS.

IT IS AMAZING.

EACH TIME YOU LOOK, YOU

SEE A DIFFERENT FACE.

Reporter: SURGEON

GENERAL DR. JEROME ADAMS

LEADS A PART OF THE

ADMINISTRATION'S FIGHT,

SPECIFICALLY REDUCING

SUPPLY, PROTECTING THE

BORDERS, AND SAVING LIVES.

AS THE SURGEON GENERAL,

I'M REALLY LEANING INTO

ALL THREE OF THOSE AREAS

IN DIFFERENT WAYS, BUT

PARTICULARLY THE SAVING

LIVES COMPONENT.

Reporter: GIVEN HIS

VISION OF BETTER HEALTH

THROUGH BETTER

PARTNERSHIPS, HE IS

LOOKING BEYOND THE BELTWAY

FOR HELP.

I'VE GOT TO THINK ABOUT

LAW ENFORCEMENT, THE

EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY, AND

PARTICULARLY THE

FAITH-BASED COMMUNITY.

Reporter: THAT'S

BECAUSE HE SEES THE CHURCH

PLAYING A MAJOR PART IN

THE FIGHT.

YOU THINK ABOUT HOW

MUCH JESUS WAS REALLY

LOOKED DOWN UPON FOR

REACHING OUT TO

INDIVIDUALS, BUT SOME OF

THE BEST STORIES IN THE

BIBLE ARE WHEN HE REACHED

OUT TO NON-TRADITIONAL

PARTNERS AND BROUGHT THEM

IN.

Reporter: SO THE

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND

HUMAN SERVICES PUT OUT A

TOOL KIT FOR CHURCHES,

ENCOURAGING THEM TO OPEN

THEIR DOORS TO PROGRAMS

LIKE "NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS"

AND "CELEBRATE."

THEY ARE THERE FEEDING

THE HUNGRY, AND CLOTHING

THE NAKED, AND THEY ARE

DOING THINGS THAT WILL BE

GOOD FOR INDIVIDUALS AND

OUR COUNTRY.

Reporter: ADAMS, WHO

STUDIED MEDICINE IN

INDIANA, CALIFORNIA, AND

ZIMBABWE, BELIEVE THOSE

EXPERIENCES HELP HIM SEE

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN

EACH COMMUNITY.

BEING ABLE TO GO TO

DIFFERENT COUNTRIES, AND

DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE

U.S. HAVE HELPED ME

UNDERSTAND THAT FOLKS IN

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, MAY

THINK A LITTLE

DIFFERENTLY, AND MAY HAVE

DIFFERENT CHALLENGES THAN

FOLKS IN ARKANSAS.

Reporter: ADAMS MADE

HEADLINES WHEN HE ISSUED

THE FIRST SURGEON

GENERAL'S ADVISORY IN 13

YEARS, A CONTROVERSIAL

PLAN TO PUT THE OVERDOSING

REVERSING DRUG NALOXONE IN

THE HANDS OF EVERYDAY

CITIZENS.

CRITICS SAY IT PROMOTES

ADDICTION.

THERE ARE THESE PEOPLE

OUT THERE WHO THINK

PROVIDING NALOXONE DIDN'T

MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

THEY'RE JUST GOING TO GO

ON TO MISUSE SUBSTANCES

AGAIN.

THAT WOULD BE LIKE ME

SAYING, I'M NOT GOING TO

DO SURGERY ON A TRAUMA

PATIENT BECAUSE THEY'RE

JUST GOING TO GO OUT AND

SPEED AGAIN AND GET INTO

AN ACCIDENT.

I MET A WONDERFUL

GENTLEMAN NAMED TRAVISTY.

TRAVIS.

TRAVIS HAS TWO LITTLE

CHILDREN.

HE HAS OVERDOSED SEVERAL

TIMES AND BEEN

RESUSCITATED SEVERAL

TIMES.

HE IS NOW SUCCESSFUL IN

RECOVERY.

Reporter: IT IS NOT

THE FIRST TIME HE HAS MADE

A TOUGH CALL.

IN 2015, AN OPIOID-INDUCED

H.I.V. EPIDEMIC RIPPED

THROUGH INDIANA.

ADDICTS WERE USING DIRTY

NEEDLES THERE.

THE END RESULT:

181 CONFIRMED CASES DUE TO

WHAT MANY CALLED A SLOW

RESPONSE FROM THE STATE.

I'M CONFIDENT WE'RE

GOING TO STOP THIS IN ITS

TRACKS, BUT THIS IS AN

EPIDEMIC.

Reporter: DESPITE

PUSHBACK, ADAMS CALLED FOR

A CLEAN NEEDLE EXCHANGE TO

CURTAIL THE OUTBREAK.

WE HAD TO HELP THEM

UNDERSTAND WE WEREN'T

ENABLING DRUG USE BY

HAVING A SYRINGE NEEDLE

PROGRAM.

WE WERE ENABLING RECOVERY.

Reporter: EACH ACT

SHOW THE BELIEF OF THIS

HUSBAND AND FATHER OF

THREE, THAT LIFE HAS

VALUE.

NONE OF US KNOWS WHAT

GOD HAS IN STORE FOR US.

AND IT IS INCREDIBLY

ARROGANT OF US TO THINK

THAT WE SHOULD JUDGE OTHER

PEOPLE, OR THAT WE CAN

DETERMINE THAT SOMEONE'S

LIFE IS NO LONGER WORTH

LIVING.

Reporter: FOR

DR. ADAMS, THE FIGHT TO

BRING AN END TO THE OPIOID

CRISIS GOES BEYOND THESE

DOORS, BECAUSE FOR HIM IT

IS PERSONAL.

MY LITTLE BROTHER

PHILLIP IS IN STATE PRISON

RIGHT NOW.

HE STOLE $200 TO SUPPORT

HIS HABIT AND WAS GIVEN A

10-YEAR PRISON SENTENCE.

IF I, AS SURGEON GENERAL,

COULD NOT HAVE PREVENTED

MY OWN BROTHER FROM GOING

DOWN THAT PATHWAY ALONE, I

THINK THE MESSAGE IS THAT

NO ONE CAN PREVENT IT

ALONE.

Reporter: ADAMS

BELIEVES SHARING HIS OWN

TESTIMONY CAN HELP OTHERS.

STIGMA IS WHEN WE CAN

SEPARATE A GROUP OF PEOPLE

WHO US AND THEM.

THE WAY YOU LOWER STIGMA

IS BY HELPING FOLKS

REALIZE HOW EVERYONE IS

AFFECTED.

Reporter: AS THE SON

OF TEACHERS, ADAMS SAYS

HIS PARENTS ALWAYS TAUGHT

HIM TO SERVE OTHERS.

NOW HE GETS THAT CHANCE AS

TOP DOCTOR TO A NATION IN

DESPERATE NEED OF A CURE.

AMBER C. STRONG, CBN NEWS,

IN WASHINGTON.

Pat: THANKS, AMBER.

> FOLKS, WE'VE REALLY

GOT TO DO SOMETHING.

IT HAS BEEN SHOWN VERY

GRAPHICALLY ON TELEVISION,

THERE ARE DRUG COMPANIES

THAT ARE JUST PUSHING

THESE DRUGS UNBELIEVABLY.

AND THEY'RE FLOODING

CERTAIN SMALLER STATES,

CERTAIN POOR STATES WITH

THESE THINGS, AND PEOPLE

ARE GETTING HOOKED ON

OPIOIDS.

AND IT IS JUST ABSOLUTELY

SHOCKING.

YOU KNOW, TERRY, I JUST

THINK IT IS DANGEROUS.

WHEN YOU HAVE SOME PAIN

AND THEY PRESCRIBE SOME OF

THESE THINGS, LIKE

OXYCODONE AND OTHERS, YOU

CAN GET HOOKED.

THE IDEA OF TAKING THEM --

I'D RATHER HAVE A LITTLE

PAIN AND GET THROUGH IT,

REALLY.

Terry: EXACTLY.

I'VE HAD SOME MEDICAL

PROCEDURES WHERE THAT HAS

BEEN PRESCRIBED AS WELL.

AND, YOU KNOW, A FEW

TYLENOL OR ADVIL AND YOUR

GOOD TO GO.

Pat: EXACTLY.

YOU JUST DON'T TAKE THEM.

Terry: WELL, COMING

UP, THEY BUILT A FAMILY

TOGETHER AND A CHURCH

TOGETHER, BUT ALL THE

WHILE THEY WERE GROWING

APART.

I COULD SEE THE CHANGE

HAPPENING.

AND THAT'S A RECIPE FOR

A DISASTER IN A MARRIAGE.

Terry: FIND OUT WHAT

BROUGHT THEM BACK TOGETHER

AGAINST ALL ODDS, WHEN WE

RETURN.

Terry: KENDALL AND

STARLA'S MARRIAGE WAS

BUCKLING UNDER THE

PRESSURE.

AND THEY BOTH KNEW IT WAS

A RECIPE FOR DISASTER.

BUT WHILE STARLA WANTED TO

SOLVE THE PROBLEMS BY

SEEING A MARITAL

COUNSELLOR, KENDALL

DECIDED TO START SEEING

ANOTHER WOMAN.

IT IS NOT ALWAYS BAD

THINGS THAT DESTROY

MARRIAGE.

SOMETIMES IT IS GOOD

THINGS IN THE WRONG

PRIORITY.

AND OUR PRIORITIES WERE

ALL CONFUSED, ALL MIXED

UP.

Reporter: CANDLE AND KENDALL AND

STARLA MET WHILE THEY WERE

ATTENDING UNIVERSITY.

DESPITE THEIR ATTRACTION,

CONFLICTS BEGAN TO ARISE

ALMOST IMMEDIATELY.

AFTER THE HONEYMOON

PHASE PASSED, WE

RECOGNIZED WE WERE

COMPLETE OPPOSITES IN

NEARLY EVERY SINGLE WAY.

I TRIED TO CHANGE HER, AND

SHE TRIED TO CHANGE ME,

AND ALL IT DID WAS CREATE

MORE CONFLICT.

THE FACT WE WERE IM

MUTUAIMMATURE BUT WE THOUGHT WE

KNEW EVERYTHING MADE IT

VERY DIFFICULT IN OUR

MARRIAGE BECAUSE WE WERE

BOTH VERY STUBBORN AND WE

WERE DESTROYING EACH OTHER

AND DESTROYING OUR

MARRIAGE.

Reporter: THE COUPLE

STARTED THEIR FAMILY LIFE

WHILE STILL IN COLLEGE.

AFTER GRADUATION, THEY

WENT RIGHT INTO MINISTRY

AND FOUNDED A CHURCH

TOGETHER.

THE CONGREGATION GREW

QUICKLY, BUT SO DID THE

STRESS ON THEIR MARRIAGE.

AS THE MINISTRY GREW

AND THE NUMBERS GREW, IT

WAS SUCCESSFUL.

SO MY HUSBAND, DURING ALL

OF THAT TIME -- I COULD

SEE THE CHANGE HAPPENING.

I COULD SEE HOW SUCCESS

WAS STARTING TO CONTROL

HIM.

I THINK WE CAN GET SO

FOCUSED ON DOING A GOOD

THING, AND SOMEHOW KNOW

THAT THAT JUSTIFIES ANY OF

THE PROBLEMS THAT YOU MAY

BE HAVING.

AND I THOUGHT, HOW CAN

THIS BE A BAD THING, YOU

KNOW?

WE'RE BUILDING A CHURCH,

WE'RE REACHING PEOPLE,

WE'RE HELPING FAMILIES GET

BACK TOGETHER, BUT WE

WEREN'T DOING IT TOGETHER.

AND THAT'S A RECIPE FOR A

DISASTER IN A MARRIAGE.

Reporter: AS THE

YEARS PASSED, THE COUPLE

GREW MORE AND MORE

DISTANT.

I WOULD MENTION TO MY

HUSBAND, CAN WE JUST GET

SOMEBODY ELSE INVOLVED?

CAN WE SEE A COUNSELLOR?

IS THAT POSSIBLE AT ALL?

EVERY TIME IT WAS NO.

WE WERE PASTORING A

CHURCH, AND WE'RE SUPPOSED

TO KNOW HOW TO GET THROUGH

THESE PROBLEMS.

I BECAME A VERY

ARROGANT, PRIDEFUL,

SELFISH, STUPID PERSON,

AND STARTED THINKING THAT

I WAS THE ONE THAT WAS

MAKING THIS HAPPEN, RATHER

THAN RECOGNIZING I WAS

JUST -- I'M SIMPLY JUST A

TOOL IN GOD'S HAND.

AND I FELL HEAD FIRST INTO

THAT TRAP.

Reporter: AND THEN

KENDALL BEGAN COUNSELLING

A WOMAN AT THEIR CHURCH.

I COULD TELL THAT

SOMETHING WAS WRONG.

I JUST HAD THAT FEELING,

THAT CHECK IN MY SPIRIT

THAT SOMETHING IS NOT

RIGHT.

AS I STARTED SEPARATING

MORE AND MORE FROM MY

WIFE, JUST EMOTIONALLY, IT

BECAME EASIER TO FIND

PRAISE AND AFFIRMATION

FROM SOMEONE ELSE.

AND I KEPT THINKING, YOU

KNOW, I HAVEN'T -- I

HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING

WRONG YET.

AND SO IT'S ALWAYS EASIER

TO TAKE JUST ONE STEP.

Reporter: EVENTUALLY

THE RELATIONSHIP TURNED

INTO AN AFFAIR.

SIN WILL TAKE YOU

FARTHER THAN YOU WANT DO

GO, IT WILL KEEP YOU

LONGER THAN YOU WANT TO

STAY, AND IT WILL COST YOU

MORE THAN YOU WANT TO PAY.

I FOUND THAT OUT TO BE

TRUE MORE THAN I REALIZED.

Reporter: AFTER THE

TWO WERE SPOTTED TOGETHER,

KENDALL NEW HE HAD TO

CONFESS.

AND THAT'S WHEN I

CALLED MY WIFE.

AND I TOLD HER WHAT I HAD

DONE.

I ADMITTED THAT I HAD BEEN

UNFAITHFUL.

I FAILED MY FA MY FAMILY.

I FAILED MY WIFE.

I WAS FURIOUS, BUT I

WAS ALSO AT PEACE BECAUSE

FINALLY I WASN'T CRAZY.

AND MY DISCERNMENT WAS

CORRECT.

BUT AT THAT MOMENT, I

WAS SO OVERCOME WITH A

SPIRIT OF SUICIDE, I

REALLY HONESTLY THOUGHT

THAT THE BEST THING FOR MY

WIFE, THE BEST THING FOR

ME, THE BEST THING FOR MY

KIDS IS FOR ME TO JUST

KILL MYSELF AND FOR THEM

NOT TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH

FACING THE SHAME OF MY

SIN.

I EVEN HAD TROUBLE, YOU

KNOW, JUST PRAYING BECAUSE

I FELT LIKE GOD HAD TURNED

HIS BACK ON ME.

BECAUSE I PRAYED FOR SO

MANY YEARS FOR THIS NOT TO

HAPPEN, AND IT DID.

Reporter: THE AFFAIR

CAUSED THE BRIDGES TO LOSE

THEIR CHURCH AND THEIR

MINISTRY.

THEY STAYED TOGETHER, BUT

THE SCARS REMAINED.

AND ALTHOUGH KENDALL

REPENTED ON GOT

COUNSELLING, STARLA'S

HEART WAS HARD.

I REALIZED HOW BADLY I

HURT HER AND HOW BADLY I

HURT MY CHILDREN.

I MADE A COMMITMENT TO HER

I WAS GOING TO DO WHATEVER

IT TOOK TO WIN HER HEART

BACK.

MY HUSBAND WAS DOING

EVERYTHING RIGHT.

HE WAS A COMPLETELY

DIFFERENT MAN.

HE WAS GOOD, HE WAS KIND,

HE WAS LOVING, HE PUT ME

FIRST, BUT MY ANGER WAS

GROWING.

EVERYTHING THAT I HAD

GROWN TO HATE IN MY

HUSBAND, THE ARROGANCE,

THE PRIDE, THE ANGER, IT

WAS ALL INSIDE OF ME NOW.

Reporter: ONE DAY

STARLA WAS READING A BIBLE

STORY WHERE JESUS WAS WITH

THE PHARISEES WHEN A WOMAN

WAS CAUGHT IN ADULTERY.

AND I HAD HEARD THAT

STORY MY ENTIRE LIFE, WHEN

HE SAID TO THEM, LET HIM

WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST

STONE.

GO AHEAD, IF YOU WANT TO

DO IT -- ANY OF YOU CAN DO

IT IF YOU DON'T HAVE SIN

IN YOUR LIFE.

GO AHEAD.

BUT THIS TIME WHEN I WAS

READING THAT STORY,

EVERYTHING WAS DIFFERENT.

AND IT WAS ME -- I WAS

THAT RELIGIOUS RULER, THAT

PHARISEE, THAT JERK THAT

JUST WANTED TO STONE MY

HUSBAND.

AND I JUST FELT HIS

POWERFUL FEELING COME OVER

ME.

AND I JUST CRIED OUT FOR

GOD TO CHANGE ME AND TO

HELP ME FORGIVE MY

HUSBAND.

AND TO DROP THE ROCKS.

IT WAS REALLY THE PIVOTAL

POINT IN MY LIFE AND IN

OUR MARRIAGE BECAUSE I WAS

ABLE TO FORGIVE MY

HUSBAND.

Reporter: IT TOOK

SEVERAL MORE YEARS, BUT

GOD SAVED THEIR MARRIAGE.

IT WAS THE HARDEST

THING THAT WE'VE EVER

DONE, BUT WHEN I WAS ABLE

TO FORGIVE AND OUR

MARRIAGE WAS RESTORED, IT

BECAME MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN

I EVER THOUGHT IT COULD BE

BECAUSE WE WERE LOVING

GOD'S WAY, NOT OUR WAY.

Reporter: THE BRIDGES

ALSO RETURNED TO MINISTRY

AND FOUNDED "THE FREEDOM

CHURCH" IN CARLTON, TEXAS.

OUR MARRIAGE IS BETTER

NOW THAN IT HAS EVER BEEN

PRIMARILY BECAUSE OUR

PRIORITIES ARE RIGHT.

GOD IS NUMBER ONE, OUR

MARRIAGE IS SECOND, AND

THE KIDS ARE NEXT, AND THE

CHURCH COMES AFTER THAT.

AND GOD IS BLESSING THIS

WORK MORE THAN HE DID THE

OTHER.

I'M JUST SITTING BACK,

BLOWN AWAY, AT WHAT GOD IS

DOING THROUGH US.

Reporter: THE COUPLE

HAS CO-AUTHORED THE BOOK

"BETTER MARRIAGE," TO HELP

OTHERS AVOID THE PITFALLS

THEY STUMBLED INTO.

WE'RE VERY OPEN ABOUT

OUR FAILURES.

WE RECOGNIZE THAT OUR

SCARS DISQUALIFY US FOR

SOME PEOPLE, BUT THEY

UNIQUELY QUALIFY US FOR

OTHERS.

AND I BELIEVE THOSE ARE

THE PEOPLE GOD HAS

ASSIGNED US TO MINISTER

TWO.

I KNOW

TO.

I KNOW WE NEVER WOULD

HAVE EXPERIENCED THE

MARRIAGE, THE LOVE, THE

HAPPINESS, THE JOY WE HAVE

TODAY IF WE HADN'T GONE

THROUGH THIS PURIFYING

TIME.

AND WE'RE TESTIMONIES

OF THE FACT OF GENESIS

50:20, WHAT THE ENEMY

MEANT FOR HARM, GOD CAN

TURN IT AROUND FOR GOOD.

WE JUST SURRENDERED OUR

WILL TO HIS, AND HE WAS

ABLE TO TAKE IT AND MAKE

SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL OUT OF

IT.

YEAH.

Terry: SO OFTEN WE

DON'T SEE THE PROMISES OF

GOD COME TO PASS UNTIL

WE'VE WALKED THROUGH THE

VALLEYS THAT HAVE

CHALLENGED AND SOMETIMES

ALMOST BROKEN US.

I THINK IN THIS STORY OF

STARLA AND KENDALL, YOU

KNOW, THAT GOD TEA TALKS TO US

ABOUT SURRENDER, ABOUT

DYING TO SELF AND BECOMING

ALIVE TO HIM.

HOW DO WE REALLY

UNDERSTAND THAT?

HOW DO WE KNOW WHAT THE

COST OF THAT IS, WHAT THE

PROCESS OF THAT IS, UNTIL

WE'RE IN THE MIDST OF

TEMPTATION, AND SOMETIMES

EVEN FAILURE?

BUT GOD IS SO AMAZING.

HIS MERCY AND HIS GRACE

ARE WITHOUT END.

IT IS ALWAYS HARD FOR ME,

ANYWAY, TO UNDERSTAND HOW

HE LOVES US THAT DEEPLY.

WHEN WE SEEM TO SO

DISQUALIFY EARNING THAT BY

THE WAY THAT WE LIVE OR

THE CHOICES THAT WE MAKE.

LATELY IT HAS JUST BEEN ON

MY HEART HOW MUCH JESUS,

WHEN HE HAD THAT LAST

DINNER WITH THOSE WHO WERE

CLOSEST TO HIM, AND IN

WHOM HE WAS TRUSTING THE

MESSAGE OF WHO HE WAS AND

HIS LOVE AND HIS GRACE TO,

THAT THE THING THAT HE DID

WAS TO WASH THEIR FEET.

YOU SEE, WE HAVE TO BECOME

SERVANTS.

SERVANTS NOT JUST TO THE

FATHER, THE SON, AND THE

HOLY SPIRIT, BUT SERVANTS

TO EACH OTHER.

FOR MOST OF US, THAT IS A

PRETTY HARD DEAL.

BECAUSE WE ALL HAVE PRIDE.

WE ALL HAVE OPINION.

WE ALL HAVE BAGGAGE FROM

THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED

TO US.

BUT THAT IS THE CALL OF

CHRIST, THAT YOU AND I

WOULD HUMBLE OURSELVES,

FIRST BEFORE HIM, AND THEN

TO EACH OTHER.

UNTIL WE GET TO THE PLACE

WHERE WE UNDERSTAND THAT

AND WE WILLINGLY DO THAT,

WE MAKE MISTAKES ALL ALONG

THE WAY.

AND YET HE STILL DOES NOT

GIVE UP ON US.

UNTIL WE FINALLY COME TO

THE UNDERSTANDING THAT

SERVANTHOOD IS WHAT WE'RE

CALLED TO.

NOT TITLES, NOT

ACCOMPLISHMENTS, NOT BIG

HOUSES OR BIG CHURCHES,

NUNOTHING BUT SERVANTHOOD TO

HIM AND TO EACH OTHER.

MAYBE TODAY, AS YOU'RE

WATCHING THIS STORY, YOU

FEEL A SPRING OF HOPE RISE

UP INSIDE OF YOU IF YOU'RE

MARRIAGE IYOURMARRIAGE IS IN A DISASTER.

JESUS IS IN THE

RESURRECTION BUSINESS.

WHEN WE GIVE IT TO HIM AND

BECOME SERVANTS TO HIM

FIRST IN OUR HEARTS, THEN

HE BEGINS TO WORK IN OUR

CIRCUMSTANCES.

I THINK OF WHAT STARLA

SAID, I HAD A HARD TIME

TRUSTING GOD BECAUSE THE

VERY THING I HAD PRAYED

WOULD NEVER HAPPEN,

HAPPENED.

AND YET, OUT OF THAT VERY

THING, WHICH HER FATHER

GOOGOD CLEARLY KNEW, HE

BROUGHT A WHOLE NEW LIFE,

THE MARRIAGE SHE HAD BEEN

LOOKING FOR, THE MARRIAGE

HER HUSBAND HAD BEEN

LOOKING FOR.

BUT FIRST THERE WAS A

DEATH AND THEN THERE WAS A

RESURRECTION.

I DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU ARE

IN YOUR LIFE, MAYBE IT'S

NOT YOUR MARRIAGE, MAYBE

IT IS YOUR JOB, MAYBE IT

IS YOUR FINANCES, BUT I

KNOW ONE THING: GOD IS

CALLING YOU TO SURRENDER.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE A

RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM,

THEN IT STARTS RIGHT THERE

WITH THAT.

SURRENDER TO HIM SAYING,

NO MORE ME.

IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU, GOD.

I WANT YOUR WAY.

I WANT YOU IN MY HEART.

NOT JUST WANT, I NEED YOU

IN MY HEART AND IN MY

LIFE.

LET'S PRAY TOGETHER RIGHT

NOW.

FATHER, I JUST STAND SO

AWARE AT THIS MOMENT THAT

THERE BE AREAS OF MY LIFE

THAT I'VE NOT GIVEN TO

YOU.

AND SO I'M ASKING YOU

LORD, RIGHT NOW, TO COME

INTO MY LIFE, TO COME INTO

THOSE HIDDEN CORNERS, TO

BRING INTO LIGHT THE

THINGS THAT ARE IN

DARKNESS, TO BRING TO MY

UNDERSTANDING, MY

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, MY

ACCEPTANCE, THE PLACES

WHERE I HAVE FALLEN SHORT.

GOD, I'M ASKING YOU TO

TEACH ME HOW TO LIVE YOUR

WAY.

IT IS SO FOREIGN TO MY

WAY.

BUT I KNOW IT IS WHAT I

WANT, WHAT I NEED.

JESUS, TODAY I'M ASKING

YOU TO BE THE SAVIOR OF MY

SOUL.

I'M ASKING YOU TO BE THE

LORD OF MY LIFE, AND I'M

ASKING YOU TO TEACH ME HOW

TO DO THAT.

WOULD YOU CHANGE THE WAY

THAT I THINK?

WOULD YOU CHANGE THE WAY

THAT I PERCEIVE THINGS?

WOULD YOU WORK IN MY HEART

A WILLINGNESS TO

SURRENDER, A WILLINGNESS

TO BE A SERVANT, A

WILLINGNESS TO LET GO OF

THE THINGS THAT I THINK

DEFINE WHO I AM AND MY

VALUE SO THAT I CAN SEE IT

FROM YOUR PERSPECTIVE,

GOD.

TODAY I'M ASKING YOU TO

FILL ME WITH YOUR HOLY

SPIRIT, TO FORGIVE MY

SINS, AS FAR AS THE EAST

IS FROM THE WEST, AND TO

GIVE ME THE NEW BEGINNING

THAT I DESPERATELY,

DESPERATELY NEED.

I'M ASKING YOU THIS IN

JESUS' NAME.

AND FOR THE SAKE OF MY

SOUL AND THOSE THAT I LOVE

AND CARE ABOUT, FATHER.

AMEN.

NOW, IF YOU JUST PRAYED

THAT PRAYER, THEN WE HAVE

SOME INFORMATION WE'D LIKE

TO SHARE WITH YOU.

MAYBE IT IS THE FIRST TIME

YOU HAVE EVER SURRENDERED

YOUR LIFE TO CHRIST.

IN TRAT IS SO, PAT HAS PUT

TOGETHER A GREAT PACKET

FOR YOU, AND ITS CALLED "A

NEW DAY."

WHAT DO YOU DO NOW, NOW

THAT YOU CAN GIVEN YOUR

LIFE TO JESUS?

IT IS ALL IN HERE AND IT'S

FREE FOR YOU.

IF YOU'RE STRUGGLING IN

YOUR MARRIAGE, WE WOULD

JUST LIKE YOU TO KNOW WHAT

GOD HAS TO SAY ABOUT

MARRIAGE.

THIS LITTLE BROCHURE IS

CALLED "LOVE AND

MARRIAGE."

THE NUMBER IS

1-800-700-7000, AND JUST

SAY, I'D LIKE THAT

INFORMATION THAT WAS

OFFERED ON THE PROGRAM

TODAY.

WE'LL GET IT OUT TO YOU

RIGHT AWAY.

IT IS FREE OF CHARGE, AND

SO IS THE PHONE CALL.

> COMING UP LATER, HE IS

A THREE-TIME EMMY WINNING

AWARD PROFESSIONAL, BUT

SEE WHY HE SAYS THAT IS

NOT HIS TRUE PROFESSION.

CIP

Efrem: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE 700 CLUB."

THE MAKERS OF THE

CHILDREN'S MOVIE "SHOW

DOGS," HAVE CHANGED TWO OF

THE FILM'S SCENES IN

RESPONSE TO AN OUTCRY FROM

PARENTS AND CHILDREN'S

GROUPS.

THEY CLAIM THE SCENES RISK

GROOMING CHILDREN FOR

SEXUAL EXPLOITATION.

A SPOKESPERSON TOLD CBN

NEWS WE APOLOGIZE TO

ANYBODY WHO FEELS THE

ORIGINAL VERSION OF "SHOW

DOGS," SENT AN

INAPPROPRIATE MESSAGE.

> FRANKLIN GRAHAM'S

MISSION TO TAKE THE GOSPEL

TO THE WEST COAST STARTS

WITH CALIFORNIA.

GRAHAM'S "DECISION

AMERICA" TOUR IS MAKING

IT'S WAY UP THE BORDER

WITH A STOP IN OXINARD.

WE NEED A SPIRITUAL

REVIVAL, GRAHAM SAYS, OF

THE TOUR.

THIS IS THE THIRD STRAIGHT

YEAR FOR THE "DECISION

AMERICA" TOUR.

REMEMBER, YOU CAN ALWAYS

GET THE LATEST NEWS BY

GOING TO cbnnews.com.

PAT AND TERRY ARE BACK

WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB."

IT'S COMING UT RIGH COMING UP RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

Pat: THERE IS A

PREACHER WHO CAN BE SEEN

ON TV SUNDAY MORNINGS IN

THE FALL.

BUT YOU WON'T SEE HIM

BEHIND THE PULPIT.

HIS NAME IS JAMES BROWN.

OR HE HAS BEEN NICKNAMED

J.B.

AND HE IS THE POWERFUL,

POPULAR HOST OF AN NFL

PRE-GAME SHOW WATCHED BY

MILLIONS.

AND RECENTLY HE TOLD

ANDREW KNOX THAT HIS

PLATFORM GIVES HIM A

CHANCE TO TALK ABOUT MORE

THAN JUST FOOTBALL.

WATCH THIS.

Reporter: IN A CAREER

SPANNING OVER 30 YEARS,

JAMES BROWN HAS BECOME AN

ICON IN THE WORLD OF

SPORTS BROADCASTING.

A THREE-TIME EMMY AWARD

WINE HOST OF NFL TODAY, HE

IS KNOWN AS A MAN

COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE

AND UNABASHED CHRISTIAN

FAITH.

IF I EMPLOY WHAT THE

BIBLE SAYS, TO DO WHAT YOU

DO HEARTEDLY AND

EXCELLENTLY, AS UNTO THE

LORD, AND NOT UNTO MAN --

IF I'M PLEASING HIM, BY

BOSSES CAN'T HELP BUT BE

SATISFIED BECAUSE I'M

MEETING OR EXCEEDING THE

MARK.

Reporter: YOU

CONSIDER YOUR CAREER IN

BROADCASTING SOMEWHAT OF A

MINISTRY PLATFORM.

I SAY OFTEN AND IT IS

TRUE, WHAT I DO IN THE

WORLD, IN TERMS OF MY JOB,

THAT'S MY AVOCATION, BUT

MY VOCATION IS WHAT I DO

FOR GOD.

I'M GLAD I'M IN THIS ARENA

TO BLEND THE BOTH.

IF THEY SEE MY LIFE

EXHIBITING BIBLICAL

PRINCIPLES AND THEY COME

AND ASK ME, NOW THE DOOR

HAS BEEN OPENED.

OR IF I ASK A QUESTION AND

I ILLICIT SOMETHING FROM

THEM AND THEY WANT INPUT,

I ABSOLUTELY WILL GIVE IT.

Reporter: ONE SUCH

PERSON WAS FORMER

COLLEAGUE AND FRIEND,

TERRY BRADSHAW.

AFTER THE STUDIO ONE

DAY, HE ASKED IF I COULD

RUN HIM BACK TO HIS

APARTMENT IN LOS ANGELES

BECAUSE HE WANTED TO TALK.

AND I WAS ABLE TO GIVE HIM

SCRIPTURAL SUPPORT FOR

WHAT HE WAS DEALING WITH

AT THAT POINT IN TIME.

AT THAT POINT IN TIME,

YES, THEY'RE ASKING ME

SOMETHING VERY PERSONALLY,

THEY'VE OPENED THE DOOR,

AND I ABSOLUTELY WILL

SHARE BECAUSE THAT IS MY

RESPONSIBILITY.

Andrew: AND IT'S A

RESPONSIBILITY HE TAKES

VERY SERIOUSLY.

SO MUCH SO THAT IN 2016,

HE TACKLED A DECADES-LONG

BATTLE WITH HIS WEIGHT.

THROUGH THE NUTRA WELL

PROGRAM, HE DROPPED

84 POUNDS.

YOU LOOK LIKE A NEW MAN.

WHAT'S GOING ON?

ANDREW, I DIDN'T

REALIZE I CLICKED UP SO

HEAVILY IN WEIGHT.

WHEN I STOPPED TO LOOK AT

THE PICTURES TO COMAIR COMPARE

WHERE I WAS IN COLLEGE TO

NOW, I WAS UP TO

278 POUNDS, AND TODAY I'M

AT 218.

Andrew: HE SAYS HIS

MOTIVATION WASN'T JUST TO

LOOK AND FEEL BETTER.

ANDREW, I FEEL GREAT,

BUT I WANTED TO DO IT IN

SERVICE TO THE LORD.

> I WANTED TO BE AN

EXCELLENT AMBASSADOR TO

CHRIST, TO BE A MUCH

BETTER MINISTER OF THE

GOSPEL.

AND I'VE GOT ENERGY I

HAVEN'T HAD SINCE I WAS

ABOUT AGE 25.

Andrew: AND AS A

MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL,

J.B. FILLS HIS TIME WITH

FAMILY AND SPEAKING EN

GAISMGHTSENGAGEMENTS MOSTLY TO

INSPIRE MEN.

WE TRY TO ENCOURAGE MEN

ALONG THE ROUTE OF WHAT IS

A KINGDOM OF MAN, WHAT IS

TRUE SUCCESS.

WE ARE TO LEAN INTO THE

LORD IN ALL OF OUR WAYS,

AND HE WILL GUIDE US.

IT IS THE DIFFERENCE OF

HAVING KNOWLEDGE AND

WISDOM.

WISDOM IS THE PROPER

APPLICATION OF GOD'S WORD

THAT WILL SEE YOU THROUGH

IN EVERY CIRCUMSTANCES.

Reporter: J.B B.,

PEOPLE SEE YOU ON TV, AND

THEY KNOW YOU LOV AND LOVE

YOU, AND HOW CAN THEY PRAY

FOR YOU?

JUST TO KEEP MY

STRENGTH BEFORE GOD.

WHAT I DO IN A SECULAR

WORLD, THE WORD SAYS THAT

IS LIKE WOOD AND HAY.

THERE IS ONE THING I KNOW,

TO PRESS FORWARD TO THE

HIGH CALLING OF GOD IN

CHRIST JESUS.

KEEP ME PRAYED UP THAT WAY

SO I CAN MAKE SURE I

FINISH MY RACE PROPERLY.

Andrew: AWESOME.

THANK YOU.

Pat: HOW ABOUT THAT.

WHEN YOU SEE A SPORTS

PROGRAM, AND NOW YOU

UNDERSTAND WHO IT IS WHO

IS TALKING TO YOU.

I MUST SAY, I APPLAUD HIS

KNOWLEDGE OF THE BIBLE.

HE HAS GOT IT DOWN COLD.

Terry: HE SURE DOES.

Pat: AND HE USES IT

RIGHT.

Terry: I DIDN'T

RECOGNIZE HIM.

HE STOPPED IN HERE FOR A

VISIT AND SAID HELLO, AND

I THOUGHT, I THINK I KNOW

THAT GUY.

HE LOOKS GREAT.

> WELL, STILL AHEAD,

TIME FOR US TO TAKE SOME

OF YOUR QUESTIONS.

> DANIEL ASKS, "DO YOU

THINK GOD ALLOWS OUR LOVED

ONES TO COME DOWN FROM

HEAVEN AND VISIT US?"

PAT IS GOING TO GIVE US

HIS HONEST ANSWER, SO

DON'T GO AWAY.

Terry: EVERY PARENTS'

FEAR BECAME A REALITY FOR

A MOTHER AND FATHER IN

INDIA.

THEIR TWO SONS WERE

PLAYING WHEN ONE

ACCIDENTALLY BLINDED THE

OTHER IN ONE EYE.

SURGERY WAS NEEDED TO

RESTORE THE BOY'S

EYESIGHT, BUT THE COST WAS

COMPLETELY OUT OF THEIR

REACH.

Reporter: ONE DAY AS

DUSHYANT AND HIS BROTHER

WERE PLAYING, DUSHYANT GOT

SHOT IN THE EYE WITH A

STICK.

WHEN THE STICK HIT MY

EYE, WATER CAME OUT OF MY

EYEBALL.

IT HURT SO BAD.

WE TOOK DUSHYANT TO THE

LOCAL CLINIC, INTRADOCTOR, AND THE

DOCTOR TOLD US TO TAKE HIM

TO THE EYE CLINIC.

Reporter: A DOCTOR

TOLD HIM HE HAD A DRAMATIC

CATARACT.

I COULD NOT SEE

ANYTHING WITH MY LEFT EYE.

Reporter: HIS DAD

EARNS A MEAGER LIVING

DRIVING A TAXI.

HE FELT HELPLESS BECAUSE

HE KNEW HE COULD NEVER

AFFORD THE SURGERY HE SON

NEEDED TO SAVE HIS

EYESIGHT.

MY WIFE AND I WERE SO

DEPRESSED.

WE WANTED TO HELP OUR SON,

BUT WE COULDN'T.

Reporter: WHEN CBN

LEARNED ABOUT DUSHYANT, WE

HELPED PAY FOR HIM TO HAVE

SURGERY AT A LOCAL

HOSPITAL.

I FELT GOD HAD ANSWERED

OUR PRAYERS.

Reporter: NOT LONG

AFTER THE SURGERY,

DUSHYANT COULD SEE

PERFECTLY AGAIN.

MY FAMILY WAS SO SAD

BEFORE YOU HELPED US.

THE OPERATION BROUGHT

HAPPINESS TO OUR FAMILY.

I WANT TO THANK YOU A

MILLION TIMES FOR SAVING

MY SON FROM BLINDNESS.

WE COULD NOT DO THIS ON

OUR OWN.

SO GOD SENT YOU TO US.

I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR

GIVING BACK MY EYESIGHT.

THANK YOU, CBN.

Terry: HOW DO YOU PUT

A PRICE TAG ON THE GIFT OF

SIGHT?

LISTEN, THIS IS THE KIND

OF MIRACLE, REALLY, THAT

"700 CLUB" MEMBERS HAVE AN

OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE

IN EVERY DAY ALL AROUND

THE GLOBE, AS WE REACH OUT

TO PEOPLE IN NEED, PEOPLE

WHO HAVE SERIOUS PROBLEMS,

BUT THEY JUST DON'T HAVE

THE MEANS TO DO WHAT IS

SOLVABLE IF THEY HAD THE

FINANCES, BUT THEY DON'T.

AND THEN YOU COME INTO THE

MIDDLE OF THAT NEED AND

YOU OFFER HOPE, NEW LIFE,

A FUTURE.

WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE?

WELL, A "700 CLUB"

MEMBERSHIP IS 65 CENTS A

DAY, $20 A MONTH.

THAT MAY NOT SOUND LIKE

MUCH, BUT WHEN THOUSANDS

AND THOUSANDS OF US GATHER

TOGETHER, WE CAN TOUCH

THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF

LIVES.

I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO

THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE "700

CLUB" MEMBERS.

FOR THOSE WH OF YOU WHO

AREN'T, WHAT A GREAT DAY

TO JOIN.

IT IS 1-800-700-7000.

WHEN YOU DID, OUR WAY OF

SAYING THANK YOU FOR

CARING ABOUT OTHERS, IS TO

SEND YOU PAT'S NEW

TEACHING "ANGELS."

AND WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE

YOU HEAR THE TESTIMONIES

OF PEOPLE'S WHO'S LIVES

HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BY

ANGELS.

CALL NOW AND WE'LL GET IT

OUT TO YOU RIGHT AWAY.

> THIS IS DANIEL WHO

SAYS, "DO YOU THINK GOD

ALLOWS OUR LOVED ONES TO

COME DOWN FROM HEAVEN AND

VISIT US?"

Pat: ABSOLUTELY NOT.

I DON'T THINK THAT IS THE

CASE.

I THINK THERE ARE

SO-CALLED FAMILIAR

SPIRITS.

THERE ARE DEMONIC PRESENCE

THAT WILL MIMIC SOME

FAMILY MEMBER AND CLAIM TO

BE YOUR DEPARTED MOTHER,

GRANDMOTHER, AUNT, UNCLE,

WIFE, HUSBAND.

NOT TRUE.

Terry: THIS IS

MELISSA WHO SAYS, "WHEN

YOUR HUSBAND IS A

NARCISSIST AND YOU CAN'T

GET ALONG WITH HIM BECAUSE

OF HIS MENTALLY ABUSIVE

BEHAVIOR AND EVERYTHING HE

DOES IS ABOUT HIM AND NOT

YOU, IS IT OKAY TO SEEK A

DIVORCE OR SEPARATION?

I KNOW GOD DOESN'T LIKE

DIVORCE, NOR DOES HE LIKE

ABUSE, SO I DON'T KNOW

WHAT TO DO."

Pat: I HATE TO TELL

YOU, DARLING, BUT YOU

MARRIED HIM.

YOU'VE GOT TO BE

DISCERNING.

YOU'VE GOT TO BE ABLE TO

CHECK OUT THE MERCHANDISE

BEFORE YOU BUY IT.

I THINK YOU MADE A BIG

MISTAKE.

BUT I KNOW NOTHING IN THE

BIBLE THAT GIVES YOU

GROUNDS TO DIVORCE.

NOW, IT MAY BE THAT A

PARTIAL SEPARATION FOR A

TIME -- I DON'T KNOW IF A

PERSON WHO IS A SO-CALLED

NARCISSIST CHANGE.

CAN A LEOPARD CHANGE HIS

SPOTS?

CAN HE CHANGE?

Terry: I DON'T KNOW,

BUT GOD WILL CHANGE HER,

FOR SURE.

Pat: WELL, CHANGE

HER, BUT SHE HAS HAD

ENOUGH OF THIS STUFF.

IT'S TOO BAD.

WHAT'S NEXT?

Terry: THIS WERE YOU ONE SAYS,

"WHAT CAN I DO IF MY

HUSBAND REFUSES TO WORK

AND HE DOESN'T GET SOCIAL

SOCIAL SECURITY.

I GET SOCIAL SECURITY, BUT

WE NEED THE MONEY."

Pat: WHAT DOES HE

HAVE TO DO, FILL OUT ONE

FORM?

THIS IS RIDICULOUS.

WHAT KIND OF A DEADBEAT IS

THIS.

THE STUFF IS THERE FOR

YOU.

GO GET IT.

YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE TO

WORK.

YOU JUST GET A CHECK IN

THE MAIL.

Terry: WHAT'S NOT TO

LIKE, RIGHT?

Pat: REALLY?

I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT.

HE WON'T GET SOCIAL

SECURITY?

YOU NEED TO GET A

FINANCIAL COUNSELLOR TO

SIT DOWN WITH HIM AND SAY,

LISTEN, BUDDY.

HERE IS THE DEAL.

AND THIS ISN'T A BAD DEAL.

THE GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO

GIVE YOU SOME MONEY.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORK FOR

IT.

JUST GIVE THEM AN ADDRESS

AND THEY'LL GIVE AW YOU A

CHECK.

Terry: IT DOESN'T

MAKE SENSE.

Pat: THERE IS

SOMETHING WRONG WITH THAT.

Terry: THIS IS JEFF

WHO SAYS, "I HAVE BEEN

OUTCASTED BY MY FAMILY FOR

MANY THINGS, ESPECIALLY

FOR BEING VEGAN.

MY WIFE IS, TOO, AND WE

ARE RAISING OUR CHILDREN

VEGAN AS WELL.

OFTENTIMES MY FAMILY MAKES

ME FEEL LIKE I'M THE ODD

BALL OF THE FAMILY AND IT

BECOMES QUITE

UNCOMFORTABLE.

I'VE BEEN PRAYING FOR

YEARS ON THIS MATTER, AND

IT JUST DOESN'T SEEM TO

GET ANY BETTER.

ANY SUGGESTIONS OF WHAT I

CAN DO?"

Pat: IT SOUNDS LIKE

YOU LIVE IN TEXAS, WHERE A

GOOD STEAK IS THE THING,.

Terry: AND THEY CAN'T

IMAGINE BEING VEGAN.

Pat: HEY, IF YOUR

CHOICE IS TO LIVE VEGAN,

IT MAY HELP TO GET SOME

DOCTOR OR SOMEBODY TO

WRITE YOU A LETTER AND SAY

HOW HEALTHY THAT IS, OR

SOMETHING.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY.

OTHERWISE, THAT'S YOUR

CHOICE.

AND YOU HAVE A

RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR

FAMILY.

AND IF YOU WANT THEM TO

EAT VEGETABLES INSTEAD OF

MEAT, THAT'S YOUR

BUSINESS.

AND IF THE FAMILY DOESN'T

LIKE IT, TOUGH LUCK.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE

YOU'RE GOING TO DO.

WHAT ARE YOU ASKING ME

FOR?

REALLY?

[LAUGHTER]

Terry: I OFTEN ASK

THAT QUESTION.

> THIS IS JEANNIE WHO

SAYS, PYI HAV "I HAVE STUDIED THE

BIBLE ABOUT THE RAPTURE,

AND AFTER YEARS OF

BELIEVING IN IT, I DON'T

THINK THAT SCRIPTURE BACKS

IT UP.

PLEASE HELP."

Pat: YOU'RE

ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.

THERE IS THAT SKOWFIELD

BIBLE -- THAT WHOLE STUFF

ABOUT THE LAST DAYS THAT

IS INACCURATE THAT IS

PRESENTED.

OF COURSE, THERE IS GOING

TO BE A RAPTURE.

BUT WHAT THESE PEOPLE ARE

TEACHING IS THERE WILL BE

A SILENT RAPTURE, AND THE

GOOD PEOPLE WILL BE CAUGHT

UP WITH THE LORD AND THEN

THEY'LL STAY AROUND FOR A

WHILE -- THE BIBLE DOESN'T

TEACH THAT.

THERE WILL BE ONE COMING.

THE LORD WILL COME AND

CHRIST WILL RISE FIRST.

OF COURSE WE BELIEVE IN A

RAPTURE, BUT THE WAY IT IS

BEING TAUGHT BY THE

SCHOFIELD GROUP, THAT'S

NOT SCRIPTURAL.

I'M SORRY.

Terry: AND THAT

DIDN'T COME TO PASS UNTIL

THE MID-TO-LATE 1500s.

Pat: THERE WAS A GIRL

IN THE PENTECOSTAL

ENVIRONMENT -- SHE WAS A

17-YEAR-OLD GIRL AND SHE

STARTED HAVING THIS

MESSAGE, AND JOHN NELSON

GARVEY TOOK IT DOWN, AND

SCHOFIELD PUT IT IN THAT

BIBLE.

AND IT IS JUST IN ERROR.

Terry: THAT'S ALL OF

THE TIME WE HAVE FOR

TODAY.

Pat: I'VE GOT

EVERYBODY ELSE MAD AT

ME --

Terry: I'M NOT MAD AT

YOU.

Pat: GOD BLESS YOU.

THANK YOU.

> WE LEAVE YOU WITH OUR

POWER MINUTE FROM 2

CORINTHIANS: "NOW THE

LORD IS SPIRIT, AND WHERE

THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS,

THERE IS FREEDOM."

WELL, THAT'S ALL THE TIME

WE'VE GOT FOR TODAY'S

PROGRAM.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

BEING WITH US.

AND, LORD WILLING, I THINK

GORDON WILL BE HERE

TOMORROW, HOSTING THE

PROGRAM, AND I WILL SEE

YOU BACK AGAIN ON MONDAY.

SO FOR ALL OF YOU, HAVE A

GREAT WEEKEND.

GOD BLESS YOU.

BYE-BYE.

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