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- [Philip] I still have the passion.
I think I still have the drive.
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is focused on finishing strong.
- Embrace each moment that you have.
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- [Wendy] Plus, the man who beat cancer,
even though he refused chemotherapy.
Chris Wark shares his story and
his secrets on today's 700 Club.
(dramatic orchestral music)
- Well, folks, welcome to The 700 Club.
If you like theater, watch what
happened in the Oval Office yesterday.
It was unbelievable.
The president faces offagainst Nancy Pelosi
and Chuck Schumer, and hesays, look, I want you to know,
Chuck, I'm telling you right now,
I'm gonna shut the government down
unless you give me this border security.
Now, ladies and gentlemen, Iwanna show you the numbers.
I think you need to understandwhat they're talking about.
The budget next year for the
federal government is $4.4 trillion.
That's the budget, okay?
And Trump's border wall is gonna cost
$5 billion out of 4.4 trillion.
Now, how much is that?
That is totals.
Look at it.
That's the percentage of our part.
It's less than 1/10th of 1% of the total.
1/10th of 1%.
And that has, what they'rearguing about, 1/10th of 1%.
You talk about ridiculous.
Well, what's behind it?
There's gotta be something behind it.
Well, the Democrats don't wantto lose the Hispanic vote.
They wanna take Arizona,they wanna take Nevada,
they wanna take California,they wanna take Texas,
and they want thoseHispanics voting for 'em.
So they don't wanna pass immigration law.
That's behind it all.
Trump realizes that in order to have
comprehensive immigration, you first gotta
shut off the flow of immigrants coming in.
They're flooding intothe border, flooding in,
a whole army trying to storm the border.
And this is not just a wall.
It's to pay for the troops, to pay for the
electronics and pay for all of it.
Because he knows until we seal the border,
there can be no comprehensive immigration.
He wants an immigration law.
The Democrats don't.
So they're fighting over less than 1%.
Isn't that ridiculous?
- I had no idea it was that little amount.
And it is ridiculous.
- Well, it's $4 trillion,for heaven's sakes,
and he's talking about five billion.
It's a rounding error.
But that's what they're fighting over.
He needs a little bit of money,
but now Trump wants to showhis base, I'm going strong.
But I tell ya, shutting the government
down before Christmas, oh my word.
Checks don't go out to people.
I think what they're saying is,
the large part of the federalbudget is already funded.
Therefore, this will not affect it.
I'm not sure about all that.
But nevertheless, that's what we're
talking about, ladies and gentlemen.
And before Christmas, doesn't that
make you sick at your stomach?
It does me.
For heaven's sakes,why don't the Democrats
want to get somethingdone about immigration?
We've got all these immigrants.
And we showed you the other day,
about 60% of all theillegals are on welfare.
It's 4.5, 4.6 million peoplewho come to this country
illegally who are nowgetting welfare checks.
Who needs that?
No country can stand that.
The French are fightingover some other stuff.
The Germans wanted to kick out
Angela Merkel on account of immigration.
This is a situation where thepeople from the third world
are storming the gates of themore established countries
because it's a better way of life.
Well, that's what we're dealing with.
But isn't that shocking?
- It is shocking, Pat.
Well, the funding for a border wall
touched off a dust-up inthe Oval Office yesterday.
As Pat mentioned, NancyPelosi, Chuck Schumer
came to discuss avoidinga government shutdown,
but the meeting quickly became combative
when the topic turned to border security.
Charlene Aaron has more.
- The first meeting between the president
and Democrat leaders afterthe midterm elections
quickly turned confrontational over
the president's borderwall, raising concerns
if the two sides can reach an agreement
to avoid a government shutdown.
- The White House--- Did you say Trump?
- [Charlene] A tense and unprecedented
meeting inside the Oval Office.
- You have the White House.
You have the Senate.
You have the House of Representatives.
You have the votes.
You should pass it right now.- No, we don't have
the votes, Nancy, because inthe Senate, we need 60 votes.
- [Nancy] No, no, but in the House.
- And we don't have it.
- [Charlene] The main point of contention?
President Trump insisting he's willing
to let the government shut downif Congress doesn't approve
full funding for his southern border wall.
- So, the wall will get built,
but we may not have an agreement today.
We probably won't.
- [Charlene] Trump wants$5 billion for his wall.
Democrats, though, areoffering only 1.3 billion.
Pelosi says the governmentis not worth shutting down
over a border wall fight, butPresident Trump didn't budge.
- I am proud to shut down the
government for border security.
- [Charlene] RepresentativePelosi lamented
the public squabble, butthe president disagreed.
- This is the most unfortunate thing.
We came in here in goodfaith, and we're entering
into this kind of adiscussion in the public view.
- But it's not bad, Nancy.- Let us,
no, but it--- It's called transparency.
- [Charlene] The confrontation highlights
the new reality inWashington after Democrats
took control of the House in the midterms.
CBN News's Jennifer Wishonsays the border wall battle
is the president's first indication
of what the next two years will be like.
- It's gonna be very hard for him
to get it through Congress,simply because Congress,
the Democratic House,the new House coming in,
does not wanna give thepresident anything that he can
celebrate and campaign on in 2020.
- [Charlene] Thepresident said if Congress
won't build the wall, he mightuse the military to do it.
Later, Pelosi and Schumer told reporters
that after the cameras left, they proposed
a package of bills to keepthe government running.
- We hope he'll takeit, because a shutdown
hurts too many innocent people.
And this Trump shutdown,this temper tantrum
that he seems to throw, will not get him
his wall, and it'll hurt a lotta people
because he will cause a shutdown.
- The deadline to reach an agreement
is December 21st, just nine days away.
Charlene Aaron, CBN News.
- Oh my.
A few years ago, we did a series
about a nation of criminals.
And I showed you over severalpoints how many laws there are
in this country that put people in prison.
Do you realize that thereare administrative rulings
from administrativeagencies that have 500,000
criminal sanctions thatwould put people in jail?
Not to mention what's already on the books
that've been passed by Congress.
And we went into thistough-on-crime spree,
and we had to say, lock 'em all up,
two strikes and you're out.
Somebody's caught with a couple of ounces
of marijuana two or three times
and they go to prison forthe rest of their life.
I mean, it's insanity.
So, the House has overwhelmingly voted
to have, well, criminal sanctions
and adjustment in our legal system.
They call it criminal justice reform.
The Senate with our very ablemajority leader has said,
I haven't got time to take it up now.
I've got to pass judges.
Now he realizes that if the House
falls into the hands of the Democrats,
they'll never get that bill through again.
They've got a bill they can work on.
They can take it to the Senate and pass it
quickly 'cause they have a majority,
and that will not comeunder that 60-vote rule.
And I think it looks as if Mitch McConnell
is going to take that up, andthey will have a vote on it,
and it's the smart thing to do.
We've got to change the system.
But I believe the president by
a stroke of the pen, hedoesn't need Congress,
he doesn't need the Senate,he doesn't need anybody.
He can do it himself.
As chief executive officer, he can tell
the federal agenciesthat they can no longer
put people in jail forbreaking their laws.
And they have so many rules.
And this kinda stuff, all you've gotta do
is get up in the morning,and you've broken some law.
Honestly, I mean, we'rea nation of criminals,
and we've had expert onthis program that show,
we had one professor saying,whenever you're arrested,
don't answer anything,that anything you say
can be used against you totake you, put you in prison.
So don't answer anything,I plead the Fifth,
anything, because whateveryou do can put you in jail.
So I plead the Fifth.
But whoever heard of that?
We have more peopleincarcerated in America
than China or Russia, these dictatorships.
This is supposed to be a free country.
Well, that's gonna be taken up.
And I'm sure that billprobably isn't perfect.
A lotta people don'tlike some aspects of it,
but something's gotta be done.
So, that's something that's gonna
come up in the next day or two.
It's very important.
Well, in other news, the president says,
look, I'm not concerned allthis talk about impeachment.
And the truth is, they can'timpeach a sitting president.
What has he done that's impeachable?
The answer is, well, ifit has anything to do
with the Federal Election Commission
I showed you before, three-to-three vote.
It's a stalemate.
And having to do withcampaign finance violation
is a civil penalty, notimpeachable offense.
- That's right, Pat.
In an interview with Reuters Tuesday,
the president said of impeachment, quote,
"I think the people wouldrevolt if that happened."
This as Trump's formerpersonal attorney and fixer
Michael Cohen faces sentencing today.
Cohen implicated the presidentwhen he pleaded guilty
to paying two women duringthe 2016 presidential campaign
to stay silent about alleged affairs.
Prosecutors say that's a campaign
finance violation and a felony.
The president told Reuters the payments
weren't a campaign contribution,rather a civil matter.
Well, as you heard Pat talkingearlier, movement could come
soon on a major criminaljustice reform bill.
Senate Majority LeaderMitch McConnell says
the Senate will indeed take it up.
He told senators they should be prepared
to stay in session theweek after Christmas.
The bill would be the largest sentencing
overhaul in decades, andit has bipartisan support.
This has been a priorityfor President Trump
and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
He's been working behind the scenes
for the last two years on the legislation.
Well, conservativegroups have long alleged
that Google searches filterout right-leaning websites.
Lawmakers posed that questionto Google's CEO Tuesday.
Amber Strong has the story.
- America's technologycompanies serving as
instruments of freedom areinstruments of control.
- All eyes were on GoogleTuesday as members of Congress
hit the search buttonhoping to find answers over
the tech giant's politicalleanings and privacy concerns.
- Google is able to collect an amount
of information about its users
that would even make the NSA blush.
- [Amber] Google CEO Sundar Pichai
sat for several hoursbefore the House Judiciary,
hoping to calm their concerns.
- We go to great lengthsto protect their privacy,
and we give them transparency,choice, and control.
- [Amber] And then thereare the accusations of bias.
- By ranking pages, Google Search
always favors one page over another.
This process, however,turns much more sinister
with allegations that Googlemanipulates its algorithm
to favor the political party it likes.
- [Amber] California Democrat Zoe Lofgren
asked Pichai to explainhow Google Search works.
- If you google the word idiot,
under Images, a pictureof Donald Trump comes up.
I just did that.
How would that happen?
- We try to rank and find thebest results for that query.
- So it's not some little mansitting behind the curtain
figuring out what we're going to show.
- [Amber] The concern is bipartisan.
A study from Pew reveals85% of Republicans
and 62% of Democrats believesocial media companies
intentionally censor viewpointsthey find objectionable.
- This election was particularly hard.
- [Amber] A leaked video published
by Breitbart shows some Google execs
seemingly lamenting the2016 election results.
Pichai says Google doesn'tapproach their work with bias.
Republicans weren't buying it.
- We saw how upset thetop people at Google were.
And for you to come in here and say
there is no political bias in Google
tells us you either are being dishonest,
I don't wanna think that,or you don't have a clue
how politically biased Google is.
- Pichai also faced questions over whether
the company was planning tobuild a search engine for China.
Pichai stated they had no plans to do so.
Amber Strong, CBN News, Washington.
- Thanks, Amber.
Pat, back to you.
- I was talking to ourproducer earlier today,
and he said these mediacompanies have more power
than Standard Oil did under the height
of its growth when it was a huge monopoly
controlling the oil of the nation.
They have enormous power.
Google just came from nothing.
I mean, when I was workingwith a firm in Silicon Valley
some years ago, Google hadjust come on the scene,
and it was just a fewsmart guys coming together.
The next thing you know, they are a giant.
Same thing with Facebook.
It was a buncha peoplein a Harvard dorm room
that put together this Facebook.
Now it's this giganticthing around the nation.
And they have grown so incredibly fast,
and they have enormous power.
And the ability they have tonow screen what people do,
how often they watch, whattheir choices are about buying.
They have databases thatare just incredible.
And without question, there needs to be
some kind of federal oversight of it.
And Congress is dealing with it.
I mean, they've had enough of this stuff.
Because there is no doubt that they
have been biased against conservatives.
- Oh, no doubt whatsoever.(Pat laughs)
Yeah, I can't wait till something happens.
- Isn't that amazing, though,
I mean, how much they power Google.
I mean, Google, it was nothing.
I mean, 10 years ago, itwas kinda like nothing.
But these geniuses have come together,
and it has grown so enormouslyfast, and it is so powerful.
And their search engines are so pervasive
that there needs to be federal control,
I mean, not control,but at least oversight
so that they don't abuse thisenormous power they have.
Well, they've got problemsin France, needless to say.
Let's see this story.
- That's right, Pat.
Turning overseas, anintense manhunt in France
after a gunman opened fireon a Christmas market,
killing three people andwounding about a dozen others.
Many are in critical condition.
Security forces are lookingfor 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt.
The suspect reportedly shouted
God is great in Arabic as he opened fire.
He has an extensive recordin France and Germany
with 25 cases against him andis considered an extremist.
The military had cornered him
at one point, but he managed to escape.
One eyewitness said he didn't
know what was happening at first.
- After the shots started again,
people actually started yelling,
and I could hear crowds running away.
That's when I realized that there
was actually a shooting going on.
- There are reportsChekatt was on a watch list
and possibly had beenradicalized in prison,
but right now the motivebehind the attack is unknown.
President Trump called it a terror attack
in a tweet this morning,saying it highlights
the need for bordersecurity here in America.
Well, British Prime Minister Theresa May
could find herself out of ajob by the end of the day.
She faces a no-confidence vote after
48 conservative members ofher government revolted.
They're unhappy with herhandling of the Brexit deal.
That's the agreement to pull
the UK out of the European Union.
Earlier this week, May was forced
to postpone a vote on the deal because
she didn't have enoughsupport in Parliament.
Analysts say if she is removed from power,
it would further complicatethe Brexit process.
Well, we're just twoweeks away from Christmas.
Can you believe it?
And celebrating the birth of Jesus
is a reminder of God's gift to mankind
and that we're called to serve others.
As CBN News health reporterLorie Johnson shows us,
doing good to others canalso be good for the giver.
- The facts are clear.
Givers live longer,happier, healthier lives.
Studies show generosity triggers
a number of significant changes,
all of them good, bothmentally and physically.
Here at the world-renownedCleveland Clinic,
Dr. Michael McKee develops ways to enhance
the inner healing response of patients.
- There are tremendoushealth benefits to giving.
- [Lorie] Stress leads toillness, and Dr. McKee says
giving can reverse thedeadly effects of stress.
It doesn't matter whetheryou give time or money,
or if it's to a lovedone or complete stranger.
- Well, we know that the giving tends
to reduce blood pressure, slow heart rate.
Again, giving reduces stress.
It reduces depression.
- [Lorie] Researchers from theNational Institutes of Health
studied MRIs of people whogave to various charities.
They found generosity stimulates
the rewards center in the brain,
releasing chemicals thatstrengthen our immune system.
- And we know, again, thatthere's a release of endorphins.
These are the kinda magical chemicals
that come from various areas in the brain,
and they flood throughout the system.
They're cousins, basically,but some reduce pain.
Some kind of seek out sick-looking cells
and exert a healing effect on them.
They have many different positive effects.
- [Lorie] Dr. Stephen Deutschis the chairman of psychiatry
at the Eastern Virginia Medical School.
He says doctors commonly usegiving in treating depression.
- We encourage people to not be so
self-absorbed and to think about others.
We even tell people to practice
being concerned andinvested in other people.
- [Lorie] He says the morepeople give, the easier it gets.
- Sometimes they may feelinitially that it's fraudulent,
that it's not really who they are.
But over time, it becomesmore and more comfortable
for them, and it does have apowerful, therapeutic effect.
- [Lorie] So people who feel powerless
or worthless find a new purpose and value
by seeing their actions help others,
and they tend to livelonger and healthier lives.
Lorie Johnson, CBN News.
- Pat, Lorie's storyreinforces that teaching
that it's better and moreblessed to give than to receive.
- It really is.
I mean, it's more blessed.
And what Jesus was saying, it's not that
before Heaven you're more blessed,
but you're more blessed with other people.
And there's something about us.
The Dead Sea doesn't have any way
of letting its overflow go out.
It stores up water.
Fresh water comes in,and it just stagnates,
and then it gets saltyand it's like brine.
That'll be the same thing with you.
If you don't open your heart to others,
you just will get stagnate and die.
And it's one of thosethings that is a blessing.
And the whole idea of endorphins,
people used to get whatthey call the runner's high.
They would be doing exercise,and suddenly they get
this wonderful feeling of euphoria
because it releases endorphins.
It's the same thingphysiologically, and how wonderful.
Now, at Christmastime, you think, well,
I didn't really set that thingup to tell you this story,
but this is the time(Wendy laughs)
that we wanna give to others.
We want to help others at Christmastime.
And CBN and Operation Blessing have always
made a big effort atChristmas and Thanksgiving
to bless people during these holidays.
But we're out there giving food
and clothing and shelter all year-round.
And so you can help us to help others.
And we want you to bemembers of The 700 Club,
and what a wonderful way to tell the Lord,
I want to give you the best gift.
We give gifts to each other.
We get gifts to each other.
What did you get at Christmas?
What do you get?
I got this, that, and the other.
Well, the nice thing would be,
who did you help at Christmas?
Who did you help?
And we can help a lot of people.
So, it's just $20 a month.
You join The 700 Club.
Some of you can be 1000 Club members.
Some of you can do more.
But whatever it is, I wantyou to go to your telephones,
if you would, and say,look, you can count on me.
I want to be one to tellthe Lord at Christmastime,
I want to give the best giftI've got to the Lord Jesus.
Our telephone number is 800-700-7000.
I'll put it up again.
800, it's easy to remember.
That you gets you inthe oversea, toll-free.
And then it's 700-7000.
Now is the chance to do something.
Wendy?- I love that
Scripture that says, whenyou give to the poor,
you lend to the Lord,and He will repay you.
- That's right.- So you can't out-give God.
- So you can give joyfully knowing
God's gonna bless you back.
- Well, people don't, theysay give till it hurts,
then give till it doesn't hurt.
It doesn't hurt.
I mean, I've seen wonderfulblessing, by the way.
All right, what you got?
- Coming up, he was 26 years old
when he was diagnosed withstage III colon cancer.
The good news?
That was 15 years ago.
Chris Wark tells how he beat cancer
after refusing chemotherapywhen we come back.
(uplifting orchestral music)
(festive instrumental music)
- You know, folks, I read alot of books, I really do,
I mean, dozens and dozens of 'em.
And I've got one here that Ithought was just fascinating.
It's called Chris Beats Cancer.
I think Lorie got hold of it,but Wendy told her about it.
But this guy named Chris Wark,
it's called Chris Beat Cancer.
It's a fascinating book.
He was a 26-year-old husband.
He was busy flipping houses.
That was what he did.
He was recording music andhe was touring with a band.
And then two days before Christmas,
he was said that you'vegot stage III colon cancer.
Take a look.
- [Narrator] Best-selling author,
international speaker, andwellness crusader Chris Wark
found himself face-to-face with death.
At 26 years old, he was diagnosed
with stage III colon cancer.
Instead of using traditional medicine,
he radically changed his diet.
In his new book, Chris Beat Cancer,
he shares his story ofhealing himself with nutrition
and offers options for others to consider
when facing sickness and disease.
- It's a fascinating story.
And any of you who're facing cancer,
chemotherapy, and all the rest of it,
you really need to read Chris's book.
He's here with us.
Chris, God bless you.
Good to see you.
- God bless you, Pat.
Good to be with you.
- You were having a pretty good career,
and all of a sudden,you had the diagnosis.
How did you find out that you had cancer?
- I was having abdominal pain.
- Yeah?- Yeah.
So, it was kind of a weird pain.
I ignored it for most of the year.
And then the pain got worse.
And I had a colonoscopy, and they found
a golf-ball-sized tumorin my large intestine.
So I was like, oh, you've got a problem.
All right, so, what happened?
Did they immediately saythis calls for surgery,
and they got in and cut something on you?
- Yeah, I mean, this is what
happens with most cancer patients.
As soon as the diagnosis happens,
I know you've seen this,they're rushed into treatment.
And so for me, they said,"We gotta get this thing
"out of you before itspreads and kills you."
And so I'm like, okay, right?
And so I had the surgery.
And a couple thingshappened in the hospital
which I thought were so strange.
They served me a sloppy joe.
- [Pat] Yeah. (laughs)
- That was right after surgery?
- The first meal aftersurgery was a sloppy joe.
And I remember looking at it going, ugh!
Why are they serving thiskind of food to sick people?
And I asked my surgeon, the day they
told me I could go home, I said,
"Hey, is there any foodI need to eat or avoid?"
And he said, "No, just don't lift
"anything heavier than a beer."
- [Pat] Than a beer?
- Okay.- So, that's when I started
to realize that the medical community
is not putting any value on nutrition.
- They don't teach it in medical school.
They really don't.
They hate vitamins.
I mean, people come outta medical,
it's like they hate vitamins.
I've dealt with 'em.
I know how it is.
- Yeah, so I got home fromsurgery, and I was recovering,
and they told me Ineeded nine to 12 months
of chemotherapy if I wanted to survive.
And I didn't have a good feeling about it.
I didn't have peace about it.
And so I just prayed and I said,
"God, if there's another way, show me."
And information cameto me just within days
about healing with nutrition.
And I had a huge epiphany,and the epiphany was,
the way you're living is killing you.
And when I realized that, I also realized,
wait a second, maybe Ican radically transform
my life and help my body heal.
- The pressure to have chemotherapy
was overwhelming, wasn't it?
- It was intense.
The doctors, a lot of family members.
In the beginning, my mom was the
only person that supported me,
but my wife came aroundpretty quick after that.
But yeah, it was tough, man.
I was talking on theFacebook broadcast about,
it was kinda likestepping out of the boat,
Peter stepping out of the boat, right?
Everybody's in the boatgoing, you're crazy,
and Peter's like, well, Idon't know, I gotta do this.
- [Pat] All right, what'd you start doing?
- So, the first thing I did was
I stopped eating the Western diet.
I stopped eating all animal products.
I stopped eating fast food,junk food, processed food,
and I went back to the Garden of Eden.
I started eating fruits and vegetables.
- Fruits and vegetables?
And now, when you say the Westerndiet, you're talking about
hamburgers and hot dogsand roast beef and--
- [Pat] And all the stuff you get at--
- The Western diet is a dietthat's high in animal protein.
It's high in fat.
It's high in sugar and salt and oils.
- [Pat] And processed flour.
- And, of course--- White flour.
- All the food additives and the
processing and fast food and all that.
And so I went to just thepurest, most simple diet
that made sense to me based on information
I had at the time, which was raw fruits
and vegetables straight fromthe earth, and I figured,
you know what, if Godmade it, it's good, right?
And I believe that Hemade the earth for us.
- Where did you find it?
Did you go to Whole Foods or something?
- So, I live in Memphis, Tennessee.
There was one Whole Foods.
This was January 2004.
There was one Whole Foods, and yes,
they had organic produce, and so that was
the only place I couldbuy food at that time.
And so I bought a juicerand I just started
loading up on fruits and vegetables.
And in my mind I thought, you know what,
I'm gonna overdose on nutrition.
What would happen if I just put in so much
good stuff into my body,more than it needs,
and let it do what it needs to do with it?
- And what happened?
- Well, what happened was, Istarted to feel very different.
- You did?- Yeah, I mean,
I got tons more energy.
I mean, physically, Ijust felt so much better.
And I also found a nutritionist.
I found an integrativeoncologist who supported me.
And we monitored my blood workand had scans along the way.
And I just did everything I could
find and afford to help myself.
But there's a big thing I wanna
make sure I talk about, is forgiveness.
- Yeah?- Because there is
an emotional component to cancer.
And every cancer patient I've talked to
in the last 15 years hasmajor emotional issues,
and usually it's unforgiveness.
- Well, actually, you turn your
immune system off with hatred, don't you?
- Yes.- You turn it off.
- Yeah, hatred, anger,bitterness, resentment, jealousy,
all negative emotions,all the emotions that
Jesus basically says, don'tentertain these things.
I mean, even the 10 Commandments,
it talks about, don't envy, right?
All these negative emotionssuppress your immune system
when you harbor unforgiveness.
And so one of the most powerful things
you can do for yourself ifyou wanna prevent cancer
or if you need to heal something--
- [Pat] Who'd you have to forgive?
- You know, it's funny.
I didn't have a tough childhood.
My parents stayed married.
I was never abused.
I didn't have any childhood trauma.
But I was insecure andjudgmental and critical,
and I just let a lottalittle stuff build up.
So, there was no one personthat I had a big issue with.
But I decided to go throughmy life chronologically
and just one by one forgive every person
by name that I could think of.
And it's a process, right?
You can't just do a blanket,okay, I forgive everybody.
And I just worked through it prayerfully,
just letting those emotions come up,
letting those memories come up
of people who had insultedme or let me down or whatever
and let them go.- There's not a human being
listening to this program that
doesn't have somebody that hurt 'em.
- We all do.
- Everybody, everybody.
- We all need to do it,and it's so powerful.
And the crazy thing is,I mean, Jesus had this
huge emphasis on forgiveness, right?
I mean, it's part of the Lord's Prayer.
He said if you don't forgive on Earth,
your Heavenly Father won't forgive you.
And one of the last thingsHe did on the Cross.
- [Pat] I forgive them.
- Right?- Father, forgive them.
They don't know what they do.
That's exactly right.
- It was a huge part ofHis ministry, this thread,
right, this huge theme of His ministry.
And so when I startedconnecting these dots,
I was just like, okay,A, I'm gonna forgive
everyone who's ever hurt me, and B,
I'm gonna be quick to forgive.
- You know, I ran forpresident of the United States,
and you have no idea howmany people were after me,
The Washington Post, for example.
I was a boxer, and I wanted
to get the publisher in the ring.
I just wanted to punch hislights out, I mean, really.
I had to forgive him,by the way, and them,
and it was a whole bunch of'em that I went through myself.
- I cannot even imagine.
And you know what's funnyis, my parents actually
supported your presidential campaign.
Yeah, I remember that.
- Smart people they are, obviously, okay.
- [Chris] They were behind you, yeah.
- But all right, what happenedto your cancer markers?
- So, what we did is we justmonitored my markers over time.
My cancer markers werereally not ever an issue.
So, some people, they justdon't show cancer markers.
But I had a chronically suppressed
immune system based on my blood work.
And so it took time formy white blood cell count
to come back into normal ranges,
'cause it was abnormally low.
When you've got a very low,suppressed immune system,
your body is vulnerable to cancer.
And so after about a year,I had started to come back
and then had anotherscan around two years,
and then I just kept doingwhat I was doing, right,
just kept, fruits and vegetables, juicing,
just kept putting the goodstuff in, forgiving people.
- Was it any particular kind of vegetable?
Because I know you were ill.- Yeah.
The most potent anti-cancer vegetables?
Garlic, onions, and leeks.
- [Pat] Really?
- Oh yeah, they're at the top.
And then right below those arethe cruciferous vegetables,
broccoli, cauliflower, kale,cabbage, Brussels sprouts.
And it just so happens allthose vegetables I named
are the least consumedvegetables in the US.
So we're not eating enoughcancer-fighting foods.
And then as far as fruits go,berries are the most potent
anti-cancer fruits, blueberries,
blackberries, raspberries, strawberries.
So, I ate giant saladsfull of those vegetables.
I made fresh fruit smoothies.
I was juicing carrots every day.
- What about juice?
I mean, what does juice do for ya
that you don't get from your other--
- Well, so juicing is, you kinda
look at it like medicinal food.
Juicing isn't necessary for health.
But if you're in a healing crisis,
what juicing does is it gives you
concentrated amounts of nutrients.
So, from carrots, for example,
concentrated, highamounts of beta-keratin.
- It comes faster into your bloodstream?
- Goes right into your bloodstream.
And for someone who's sick,like if you have cancer,
usually cancer patientshave an energy problem,
and very low energy, and sodigesting food requires energy.
And when you start juicing,
it goes right in your bloodstream,
it gives you quick energy,and it delivers all these
anti-cancer nutrients to your cells.
- What about the scansand the MRIs and all that?
Did you have to go through that?
- I had some, but I talkabout this in the book, too.
One CT scan is the equivalentof hundreds of X-rays.
And so CT scans and diagnostic scans
can cause cancers later in life.
And so you wanna be very wary and
mindful of not getting over-scanned.
So, it can be helpful justto see what's going on.
But I only had, I think, fourCT scans total over the course
of several years.- One full-body scan
is equivalent to what?
- Oh, hundreds of X-rays, depending on the
part of your body.- Really?
- Oh, yes.
- [Pat] Do the doctors know that?
- They do know it?
- Well, the whole thing about
chemotherapy is it kills cells.
It kills healthy cells.
But people who have that lose
their will to fight, don't they?
I mean, they're enervated and so listless.
- The treatments are sobrutal and difficult to endure
that many patients whohave a strong will to live
in the beginning, theirdetermination is eroded
because of the sufferingthrough treatment.
And probably the most scaryand shocking statistic
in the whole cancer world is that
the death rate for all cancers
has only improved 5% since the 1950s.
- Why do doctors, I'vedealt with so many people
because I deal with the sick and dying,
and those who've hadchemotherapy are wasted.
They don't have the will to live.
And yet everybody thinksthey've got to take chemo.
Why don't they have some other treatment?
- Well, that's a long answer,
but there's no money in nutrition, right?
There's no money in dietand lifestyle medicine,
and there's no money in prevention.
And so our medical industryis driven by profit.
And the biggest sources of profit
are patented pharmaceuticaldrugs, chemotherapy drugs.
And really the incentive is very simple.
In order to make billions more dollars,
all they have to do iscome up with a new drug
that works a little bitbetter than the current drug.
- You said one doctor saidyou're not of any value to me?
Didn't he say that or something?
- Yeah, the first oncologist I saw,
he was trying to talk meinto chemo, but he said,
"Listen, I'm not saying this'cause I need your business."
- Yeah, I don't need your business, yeah.
- Which is a sales technique.
- [Pat] Yeah, sure.
- It's called the push-away.
And I never went back to him.(Pat laughs)
Never went back to him.- I don't need your business?
- Do they get a cut fromthese drug companies?
- It's big business.
The average cancer patient is
worth over $300,000 in revenue.
That's from surgery, hospital visits,
physical therapy, breastreconstruction, on and on,
all of this stuff associated with cancer,
and, of course, chemotherapy treatments.
And private practice oncologists
make up to 2/3 of their income
from the mark-up on chemotherapy drugs.
- So, do they get a piece of the action?
- They do?- Yes.
- That's really a disincentive.
I mean, in certain othercases, if you got a cut of it,
you'd be considered a lawbreaker.
- It's the only segmentof the medical industry
where doctors make money offthe drugs they prescribe.
- Chris, that's shocking.
- It is shocking.- The average person watching
this program doesn't believe that.
Say it again.
I mean, really.
- Private practice oncologists
make up to 2/3 of their income
from the profit on thedrugs they prescribe.
I'm talking about chemotherapy drugs.
- And so they don't have anyincentive to find an alternate.
I mean, they get no moneyoff fruits and vegetables.
- Of course not.
Yeah, I mean, if theysend you home and say,
and they don't have permission to do that
because of the law as well, right?
But if they said, let's look at your life.
You need to lose weight.
We need to get you on a healthy diet.
We need to start exercising.
We know all these thingsincrease cancer survival.
But they're not allowed to do that.
They have to say, we're giving you
standard of care, which is chemotherapy.
- If you get insurance,insurance will pay money
for the treatment you're talking about.
They won't pay any money for natural,
holistic treatment at all.
- No, not much.
I mean, not much, if any.- How much?
- Depending on the policy.
- [Pat] Yeah.
- So, I mean, it's not the doctor's fault.
Doctors are good people,but they're trapped
in a system that pays themreally well, despite the results.
- Ladies and gentlemen, if you're not
shocked at this, you should be.
Chris Beat Cancer.
But think of people who prescribe
chemotherapy getting a cut of the action?
That is horrifying.
- It's the truth, too.
But I wanna share one more resource
for your audience, too.- Yeah, go ahead, please.
- I have a free guide on my site.
It's called 20 Questionsfor Your Oncologist.
It's a free download.
And it will empower anyone, if they're
a cancer patient or a caregiver,
with the right questions to ask
before they start treatment, right?
So they get the full picture.
Because patients only get 15 to 20 minutes
with the doctor beforethey even start treatment.
I mean, it's not enough time.
You don't know what you're getting into.
At the end of the day,I just wanna help people
make the best decision for them.
- I had a Gleason 7 on a prostate cancer,
and I've been throughthe whole nine yards.
And I'm healthy becauseI had some things done,
but this chemo is for the pits.
I wouldn't have thought about it.
Chris, it's a great book.
Chris Beat Cancer.
You get the book.
It's available where books are sold.
Thank you, sir.
- Thank you, Pat.
- God bless you.- It's a pleasure.
- All right, Wendy, what you got?
- Thanks, Pat, it is a great book.
I've read it, too.
Well, you can also hear more
of Chris's story on our Facebook page.
Just go to facebook.com/700club.
Well, coming up, NFLquarterback Philip Rivers
reflects on 15 yearsat the top of his game.
- I still have the passion.
I think I still have the drive.
I still can't stand losing.
But I'm able to just handle it all better
with an little more even-keel temperament.
- [Wendy] Hear the story behind the slogan
that drives the LA Chargersto excel after this.
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- Welcome back to The 700 Club.
Pope Francis wants to change the wording
of one verse in the Lord's Prayer.
The London Daily Express reports
he supports the mostrecent translation research
on Matthew 6:13, whichindicates the English
version of that passage is incorrect.
It reads, and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.
But researchers who'vestudied it for 16 years
say it would be better translated as,
abandon us not when in temptation.
The Vatican says itwill change the language
to clarify that God does not tempt people.
Well, a historicrenovation is taking place
at the Church of the Nativityjust in time for Christmas.
Visitors can look atancient mosaics and columns
being restored at the churchin the town of Bethlehem.
It was built in the fourth century
in the spot where Jesuswas believed to be born.
The renovations started in2013 after UNESCO declared
the church a World HeritageSite, and the project
is expected to be completeby the end of next year.
Well, you can always getthe latest from CBN News
by going to our website at cbnnews.com.
Pat and Wendy will be back with more
of The 700 Club right after this.
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- Well, it's mid-December,
and the NFL's playoff push has arrived.
Tomorrow, Thursday Night Football
brings a huge matchupbetween divisional rivals
who are also the AFC'stop-two front-runners,
the Kansas City Chiefs andthe Los Angeles Chargers.
Recently, sports reporterTom Buehring sat down
with the Chargers' veteranquarterback Philip Rivers,
who is one of the NFL'sall-time leading passers.
- The Los Angeles Chargers'Philip Rivers is aging well.
If the NFL were the Fountain of Youth,
the 15-year veteran is swimming in it,
still playing at the top of his game
and climbing statisticallyamong the game's
all-time elite quarterbackswhile mastering
the charge of beginning again.
So, at this stage ofyour career, if we were
to compare it, playersare in their decline.
But not for you.
Your success continues to surge.
- I still have the passion.
I think I still have the drive.
I have all of those things.
Mentally, physically,spiritually, I'm in a good place.
And I do think some of the young
guys have helped with that, too.
Their kid-like demeanor, and have fun
and enjoy that with them,because it's such dynamic
from so many different places,
from so many different backgroundsthat you get to be around
each and every day, andI really enjoy that part.
- [Tom] Preparation, whendo you know it's enough?
- I think you just know.
For me now, I think it took time
when you're working andyou're studying third downs
and you're studying redzone and you're studying
all these things that arepart of the game plan.
To me, some of preparing is relaxing.
It's not constantly working.
It's having that good balance.
And I don't know, though,that you ever stop preparing
until the ball gets kicked off.
- What do you find to be themost challenging adjustment
you've had to make as youevolve as a quarterback?
- Well, I think early on, I had to learn
with how to deal withthe highs and the lows.
It's kind of thatrollercoaster of a season.
You're gonna throw aninterception to lose one.
You're gonna throw a touchdown to win one.
And not going for that rollercoaster ride,
my wife would tell ya, mychildren would tell ya,
I've gotten better at handling that.
I still can't stand losing,but I'm able to just handle it
all better with a littlemore even-keel temperament.
- [Tom] Have been able to ride
with the Chargers your whole career.
Now all of a sudden the move to LA,
how easy or difficult is that for you?
- It was a tough transition,I think just because
you felt such a connection tothe community in San Diego.
But at the same time, I was around
the same people, the same teammates,
the same support staff,the same coaching staff.
So whether we were in LA orSan Diego or who knows where,
that gives you some of thatcontinuity, familiarity.
But you do have to be flexible,and I think it's this.
It's the nunc coepi.
We were beginning again.
- [Tom] Nunc coepi.
We see it on the hat atthe press conferences.
We know the team has picked up on that.
Where does that hit you?
- It hits me really at the core.
I think it's more personal than anything,
and then it's become family,and then it's become team,
and then it's become football.
A preacher friend of ours,
Father Martin, introduced it to me.
In the midst of a spiritual direction,
we were talking about praying,and he said nunc coepi.
He's like, begin again.
So really what it endsup being about for me
from a faith standpoint isGod's mercy, His infinite mercy.
Right, I mean, He's there for us
to call out on Him to begin again.
- What for you has requiredfrequent beginnings?
- I think in my professional life,
it's just the natureof the position, right?
You touch the ball every play.
So it's truly been from play to play,
from week to week, game to game.
In our family life, as a dad and
as a husband, it's the same, right?
I mean, it's the same qualities,
and you're always gonnahave good days and bad days,
and it's that constant beginning.
It's so encouraging because it's freeing.
It's okay, we're starting right now, then.
We can't change what we didn't do
the last two weeks, but we can today.
- So, practically, whenyou get in the huddle
after a three and out, after a turnover,
will you bring that saying in?
- I have, I have.
And I don't wear it out.
When I first introduced it to the guys,
I said, "Hey, if it hits ya, good.
"If it hits ya as a man,
"if it hits you in your marriage, use it.
"If it doesn't, that's fine."
And like I've always said,I have the Alabama version.
The Alabama Latin version(Tom laughs)
would be with a little twang to it.
But as much as it's been impactful for me,
I hope that others havebeen impacted as well.
- [Tom] It's intentional,immediate, redemptive, hopeful.
- [Tom] Where do youunpack that the quickest
in your own life to inspire you?
- Yeah, I think what you hit me
with was hopeful and, I think, immediate.
We have today.
I think that more than anything,
it's sanctifying each moment you have,
because we won't have it again.
This exact time is only happening now.
Embrace each moment that you have.
Be where you are.
- You have been a consistent performer.
You've been durable.
Life is the opposite.
It's full of inconsistencies.
What do you admire mostabout the consistency
of the Christ that you follow?
- Gosh, that's deep and good.
I love that.
- Too deep?- No, it's good.
I think it's love.
At the core of all He taughtus, love was right there.
He's just so good to us, you know?
I think the other thingis, in the small burdens,
crosses that we have to endureas people, I think being
thankful for whatever Heallows, that it's for us.
It's for our salvation.
This is what I neededfor my walk with Him.
- [Tom] What does the achieving competitor
have most in common withthe Christ follower?
- An unwavering commitment,an intense focus.
And, again, there's times where you'll
lose some focus, but then you nunc coepi.
We had a slogan in ourweight room that said,
commitment is doing whatyou said you were gonna do
long after the mood youset it in has left you.
That's what I think about.
Because the unwavering competitoris just a constant pursuit
to try to get to the top of the mountain.
And that's what we shouldbe, an unwavering commitment.
- Philip, huddle up that wandering soul
that's either skeptical orhas been hurt by the Church
but still wants to resolvetheir place with Him.
What do you tell them?
- God loves them.
He created them.
He wants to be with them, forthem to be united with Him
if you're just so open just to listen.
'Cause God can reveal the truth,
reveal Himself to so manypeople in so many ways.
Thankful for His grace and that
God's grace is there for them.
- [Tom] Philip, nunc coepi.
- [Philip] Nunc coepi.
- Great story.
We'll be right back with your email.
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All right, time for your email.
Nora says, Pat, which versionof the Bible do you read?
Are there any we should stay away from?
- Well, I think the NIV is very well done.
It was done by Zondervan, and a committee
of evangelicals did the translating.
It's very good.
But there's some otherones, the American Standard.
There's several of themthat are quite good.
- What do you think about The Message?
It's so different.- Well, The Message was,
a fellow who I was inseminary with, Gene Peterson,
we were in that prayer group together
seeking the Lord yearsago, and he did that.
It's a rough paraphrase of--
- [Wendy] A modern--
- Yeah, and of course the Living Bible
is one that we've put out at CBN.
So, the Word's preachedall the way through.
Okay, well, that's all the time we've got.
We leave you with Today'sPower Minute from Psalm 115.
May the Lord give you increase
more and more, you and your children.
Well, that's all the timewe've got for today's.
Tomorrow we've got a alarming report
on the rising of the PC climate in Canada,
a warning to the United States.
And for all of us, this is Pat Robertson.
For Wendy and me, we'll see you tomorrow.
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