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The 700 Club - July 27, 2016

A case of whiplash sets the stage for an answer to prayer. Plus, He’s the “Fittiest Man in the World.” Meet four-time CrossFit champ Rich Froning. Read Transcript


Gordon: COMING UP...A

TASTE OF WHIPLASH.

THE GUY HELPING ME OUT

OF THE CAR, HELPED ME GET

INTO THE AMBULANCE.

Gordon: AND AN ANSWER

TO PRAYER.

IT JUST WAS A MIRACLE,

SIMPLE AS THAT.

Gordon: PLUS, HE IS

THE FITTEST MAN IN THE

WORLD.

IT IS MY WAY TO GLORIFY

HIM.

Gordon: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

*

Gordon: WELL, WELCOME

TO "THE 700 CLUB."

THE RACE FOR THE WHITE

HOUSE IN NOVEMBER IS NOW

OFFICIAL.

IT WILL BE HILLARY CLINTON

AGAINST DONALD TRUMP.

THE TWO CANDIDATES

REPRESENT VERY TWO

DIFFERENT POLITICAL

PARTIES.

Wendy: THAT'S RIGHT.

THE DEMOCRATS HAVE

APPROVED THEIR MOST

LIBERAL PLATFORM EVER.

JENNIFER WISHON BRINGS US

THIS LOOK AT CLINTON'S

OFFICIAL NOMINATION, AND

HOW THE REPUBLICAN AND

DEMOCRATIC PLATFORMS STAND

ON TWO KEY ISSUES, LIKE

TAXPAYER-FUNDED ABORTION

AND ISRAEL.

Jennifer: DEMOCRATS

MADE HISTORY AS THE FIRST

MAJOR PARTY TO NOMINATE A

WOMAN FOR PRESIDENT.

IF THERE ARE ANY LITTLE

GIRLS OUT THERE WHO STAYED

UP LATE TO WATCH, LET ME

JUST SAY, I MAY BECOME THE

FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT, BUT

ONE OF YOU IS NEXT.

THANK YOU ALL!

I CAN'T WAIT TO JOIN YOU

IN PHILADELPHIA!

THANK YOU!

Jennifer: IT WAS

CLINTON'S FIERCE PRIMARY

RIVAL, BERNIE SANDERS, WHO

PUT HER OVER THE TOP,

PULLING A PROCEDURAL MOVE

THAT ALLOWED HIM TO GIVE

HER HIS DELEGATES.

I MOVE THAT HILLARY

CLINTON BE SELECTED AS THE

NOMINEE OF THE DEMOCRATIC

PARTY FOR PRESIDENT OF THE

UNITED STATES.

Jennifer: IT WAS AN

EMOTIONAL T DAY AS CLINTON

SUPPORTERS ANTICIPATED THE

HISTORIC MOMENT, AND

SANDERS' SUPPORTER FACED

REALITY.

SANDERS' BROTHER BREAKING

DOWN.

IT IS WITH ENORMOUS

PRIDE THAT I CAST MY VOTE

FOR BERNIE SANDERS.

Jennifer: FORMER

PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON

TOOK DEMOCRATS THROUGH HIS

LIFE WITH HER, TELLING

ABOUT HER LIFE AS A WIFE

AND MOTHER, WHILE

REMINDING EVERYBODY OF HER

CREDENTIALS.

I CAN TELL YOU

THIS...IF YOU WERE

STANDING WHERE I'M

STANDING AND YOU HEARD

WHAT I HAVE HEARD ON EVERY

LUNCH CONVERSATION, EVERY

DINNER CONVERSATION, ON

EVERY LONG WALK, YOU WOULD

SAY THIS WOMAN HAS NEVER

BEEN SATISFIED WITH THE

STATUS QUO IN ANYTHING.

SHE ALWAYS WANTS TO MOVE

THE BALL FORWARD.

THAT IS JUST WHO SHE IS.

[APPLAUSE]

Jennifer: THEY HAVE A

NOMINEE.

AND NOW CLINTON SUPPORTERS

HOPE TO USE THE PARTY

PLANKS TO BRING THE

SANDERS' FAITHFUL BACK

INTO THE FOLD.

EVEN THOUGH IT DOESN'T GO

FAR ENOUGH FOR BERNIE

SANDERS' SUPPORTERS,

DEMOCRATS PASSED THEIR

MOST LIBERAL PLATFORM IN

PHILADELPHIA.

IT STANDS IN STARK

CONTRAST FROM THE WEREN'T

PASSED BY THE REPUBLICANS

IN CLEVELAND.

HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO

KNOW ABOUT THE VALUES OF

AMERICA'S TWO POLITICAL

PARTIES.

THE TALE OF TWO PATHS FOR

AMERICA'S FUTURE: TWO

POLITICAL PLATFORMS.

IT REALLY KIND OF GIVES

THE ROADMAP FOR THE

PARTIES' PRINCIPLES.

Jennifer: THERE IS A

DISTINCTION BETWEEN THE

DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN

PARTY.

WE PRODUCED BY FAR THE

MOST PROGRESSIVE PLATFORM

IN THE HISTORY OF THE

DEMOCRATIC PARTY.

Jennifer: ON

ABORTION, DEMOCRATS TURNED

THEIR BACKS ON 40 YEARS OF

POLICY.

THEY CALLED FOR THE REPEAL

OF THE HYDE AMENDMENT, A

LAW SIGNED BY PRESIDENT

CARTER THAT PROHIBITS THE

USE OF FEDERAL TAX DOLLARS

FOR ABORTION.

IT ALIENATES ONE IN THREE

DEMOCRATS.

MICHAEL WEIR, A FORMER

FAITH ADVISOR TO PRESIDENT

OBAMA, CALLS THE MOVE

DISAPPOINTING AND

MISGUIDED.

I THINK THE DECISION

THE PARTY HAS TO MAKE IS

WHETHER WE'RE GOING TO

CONTINUE TO BE AN OPEN

TENT, WELCOMING PEOPLE WHO

DISAGREE ON SUCH A CORE

MORAL ISSUE AS THE SANG

SANCTTITY OF LIFE, OR

WHETHER WE'LL BECOME A

LESS INCLUSIVE PARTY.

Jennifer: ON OTHER

SOCIAL ISSUES, THE

DIFFERENCES IN THE

PLATFORMS ARE VAST.

THERE ARE THINGS IN

THAT PLATFORM THAT HAVE

NEVER BEEN WRITTEN THEREIN

IN THE HISTORY OF THE

PARTY.

Reporter: REPUBLICANS

CALL MARRIAGE THE

FOUNDATION FOR A FREE

SOCIETY, AND ACKNOWLEDGES

TRADITIONAL FAMILIES AS

IDEAL FOR RAISING HEALTHY

KIDS WHO ARE LESS LIKELY

TO GET IN TROUBLE.

THE DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM

CALLS FOR EXPANDING RIGHTS

FOR LGBT.

THEY WANT TO HEAR AND

SEE BERNIE'S VOICE TO BE

THAT PLATFORM, TO BE THE

MOST PROGRESSIVE PLATFORM

IN OUR LIFETIME.

Reporter: THERE IS A

GROWING GAP BETWEEN

DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS

ON ISRAEL, EVEN THOUGH THE

PLATFORMS INCLUDE SIMILAR

LANGUAGE.

BOTH PARTIES OPPOSE

EFFORTS TO DELEGITIMIZE

ISRAEL.

REPUBLICANS TAKE IT

FURTHER, CALLING THE

B.D.S. MOVEMENT

ANTI-SEMITIC.

DURING THE DRAFTING OF THE

DEMOCRATS' PLATFORM,

DEBATE ABOUT ISRAEL CAUSED

SO MUCH PASSION, POLICE

HAD TO WADE INTO THE

AUDIENCE AS ACTIVISTS

SHOUTED DOWN DELEGATES.

BERNIE SANDERS BACKED A

MEASURE TO END THE

OCCUPATION OF

PALESTINIANS.

LIBERAL ACTIVISTS ALSO

CALLED FOR THE REBUILDING

OF THE GAZA STRIP.

IT IS A APPARENTLY THE

THE MOST PROGRESSIVE

PLATFORM WE EVER HAD.

Jennifer: KEYS OF

BERNIE SUPPORTERS SAY THIS

IS ONLY THE BEGINNING.

THEY'RE LEAVING PHILLY TO

FOCUS ON ELECTING THE MOST

LIBERAL CANDIDATES THEY

CAN IN EVERY OFFICE, FROM

DOG CATCHER TO PRESIDENT.

IN FI THIS ELECTION, MORE

THAN EVER, AMERICANS HAVE

A CLEAR CHOICE BETWEEN TWO

VERY DIFFERENT VISIONS.

AND CHRISTIANS HAVE A

CHANCE TO MAKE A MAJOR

IMPACT.

THERE IS AN ANXIETY IN

OUR CULTURE.

IT SHOULD BE THE CHRISTIAN

VOICE THAT IS NOT ECHOING

THE DISPAIR, BUT OFFERING

A VOICE OF POSSIBILITY AND

LOVE AND SECURITY IN

CHRIST.

Jennifer: JENNIFER

WISHON AT THE NATIONAL

DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION IN

PHILADELPHIA.

Gordon: REGARDLESS OF

YOUR VIEWS, YOU HAVE TO

CONGRATULATE HILLARY

CLINTON TO BE THE FIRST

WOMAN TO EVER BEEN

NOMINATED BY A MAJOR PARTY

FOR PRESIDENT OF THE

UNITED STATES.

CONGRATULATIONS TO HER.

IT IS QUITE AN

ACHIEVEMENT.

> WE HAVE SOME OTHER

NEWS, AND THESE STORIES

ARE LIKELY TO FRAME THIS

ELECTION CYCLE.

ISIS HAS CARRIED OUT YET

ANOTHER DEADLY ATTACK

TODAY, KILLING 44 PEOPLE

IN SYRIA.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT STORY

FROM OUR CBN NEWS BUREAU

IN WASHINGTON.

John: THANKS, GORDON.

TWO BOMBS STRUCK A CROWD

IN A PREDOMINANTLY KURDISH

TOWN IN NORTHERN SYRIA,

WOUNDING DOZENS OF PEOPLE

IN ADDITION TO THE NEARLY

50 WHO WERE KILLED.

A TRUCK WITH A LARGE

AMOUNT OF EXPLOSIVES BLEW

UP, FOLLOWED BY A BOMBING

WITH A MOTORCYCLE PACKED

WITH EXPLOSIVES A FEW

MINUTES LATER IN THE SAME

AREA.

ISIS HAS CLAIMED

RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE

ATTACK.

THE BLAST CAUSED MASSIVE

DAMAGE, AND RESCUE TEAMS

ARE WORKING TO RECOVERY

VICTIMS.

> A DEADLY MILESTONE IN

THE WAR ISIS IS WAGING ON

THE WEST.

THE BRUTAL MURDER OF A

FRENCH PRIEST IN THE

MIDDLE OF A WORSHIP

SERVICE.

THIS LATEST TERROR ASSAULT

IS BEING CALLED AN ATTACK

ON CHRISTIANITY.

HEATHER SELLS HAS THE

STORY.

Heather: THE ISLAMIC

STATE HAS CROSSED A NEW

THRESHOLD IN ITS WAR

AGAINST THE WEST.

TUESDAY MORNING, TWO OF

ITS FOLLOWERS ENTERED A

CATHOLIC CHURCH IN

NORMANDY DURING MASS.

IT SLIT THE THROAT OF AN

ELDERLY PRIEST AND TOOK

HOSTAGES TO USE AS HUMAN

SHIELD.

ONE NUN NARROWLY ESCAPED.

HE FORCED THEM TO GET ON

THEIR KNEES, AND THEY

TRIED TO DEFEND

THEMSELVES.

THE REVEREND JACQUES

HAMEL, AN 85-YEAR-OLD

PRIEST CELEBRATING THE

MASS FOR THREE NUNS AND

TWO COMMISSIONERS, WAS

KILLED.

THE ATTACKERS DID A SORT

OF SERMON AROUND THE ALTER

IN ARABIC.

THE POLICE LATER SHOT AND

KILLED THEM AS THEY RUSHED

FROM THE BUILDING YELLING

"ALLAHU AKBAR".

OUTSIDE THE PRIEST'S HOME,

TOWNS PEOPLE ARE

REMEMBERING HIM.

THIS COUPLE SAID REVEREND

HAMEL HAD JUST BAPTIZED

THEIR BABY ON SATURDAY,

AND THAT THEY COLLAPSED

WHEN THEY HEARD THE NEWS.

SHORTLY AFTER THE ATTACK,

ISIS CLAIMED

RESPONSIBILITY.

AUTHORITIES SAY ONE OF THE

ASSAILANTS WAS 19-YEAR-OLD

AADEL KERMICHE, WHO GREW UP

IN THE TOWN AND TRIED TO

TRAVEL TO SYRIA TWICE LAST

YEAR.

THE ATTACK MARKS THE FIRST

TIME THAT ISIS HAS

TARGETED A CHURCH IN THE

WEST, AND WORLD LEADERS

HAVE QUICKLY CONDEMNED IT.

THIS WAS REALLY A

BARBARIC KILLING.

AND, UNFORTUNATELY, IT

TOOK PLACE IN A SACRED

PLACE.

FRANCE AND THE UNITED

STATES SHARE A COMMITMENT

TO PROTECTING THE

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY FOR

THOSE OF ALL FAITH, AND

TODAY'S VIOLENCE WILL NOT

SHAKE THAT COMMITMENT.

Heather: IN BRITAIN,

POLICE SAY JIHADISTS COULD

TARGET THEM NEXT.

THEY HAVE INCREASED

SECURITY AT THE COUNTRY'S

47,000 CHURCHES.

SOME SAY THE ATTACK IN

FRANCE WAS A SHOT DIRECTLY

AT CHRISTIANITY IN THE

MODERN WESTERN WORLD AND

IT MAY NOT BE THE LAST.

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

GORDON, APPARENTLY LOWS

THAT KNOW NO BOUNDS.

Gordon: THERE IS A

SPECIFIC TARGET HERE, AND

THAT IS CHRISTIANITY.

YOU LOOK AT WHAT IS

HAPPENING IN IRAQ AND

SYRIA, WHERE ANCIENT

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES ARE

LITERALLY BEING WIPED OUT.

AND NOW YOU TAKE IT TO

FRANCE AND AN ATTACK

DIRECTLY IN A CHURCH,

WHERE YOU SLIT THE THROAT

OF A PRIEST ON HIS KNEES.

AND THEN YOU DELIVER AN

ARABIC SERMON IN THE

MIDDLE OF A CHURCH.

NOW, GO BACK IN HISTORY,

AND WHAT HAPPENED.

THE MUSLIM INVADED EUROPE

UNTIL SHARLAMAIN FINALLY

PUT AN END TO ALL OF THAT.

YOU SEE THE SAME LEVEL OF

VIOLENCE.

LOOK AT HISTORY.

LOOK AT THE SACK OF

BURGUNDY, WHEN THEY WENT

IN AND BEHEADED PEOPLE IN

THE STREETS.

LOOK AT THE BATTLE OF

TOUR, WHERE THEY WANTED TO

CONQUER THE CATHEDRAL IN

TOUR AND SET UP A MOSQUE

THERE.

BY DOING THIS TYPE OF ACT

AND DECLARING A SERMON IN

ARABIC, THEY WERE

SYMBOLICLY CLAIMING THAT

CHURCH FOR ISLAM.

THAT'S THE PURPOSE BEHIND

IT.

THAT'S WHAT THIS WAS ALL

ABOUT.

WE NEED TO LEARN FROM OUR

HISTORY.

WHERE DID THE TITLE

"DEFENDER OF THE FAITH"

COME FROM?

IT WAS ABOUT ISLAM.

THE RULERS OF EUROPE WERE

CALLED THE "DEFENDER OF

THE FAITH" BECAUSE THEY

WERE DEFENDING AGAINST THE

INCURSIONS OF WHAT MUSLIMS

WERE DOING.

ARE WE GOING BACK TO THAT?

I KIND OF DOUBT IT.

I DON'T THINK ANY RURAL IN

EUROPE WANTS TO TAKE THAT

TITLE ANYMORE.

WE DON'T WANT TO CALL

OURSELVES CHRISTIANDOME

ANYWAY.

BUT THAT'S THE WAR WE'RE

IN.

IT IS A WAR OF IDEOLOGIES,

A WAR OF RELIGION.

THEY ARE INTENTIONALLY

TARGETING OUR CHURCHES.

THEY'RE INTENTIONALLY

TARGETING CHRISTIAN

COMMUNITIES IN THE MIDDLE

EAST AND NOW IN EUROPE.

AND WE NEED TO FACE IT FOR

WHAT IT IS, AND QUIT

TRYING TO COVER IT UP OR

SAY IT IS NOT RADICAL

ISLAM, IT IS SOMETHING

ELSE.

THIS IS A VERY WRONG VIEW.

WE'VE GOT TO RECOGNIZE

WHAT HAPPENED HERE.

WHY DID THEY DELIVER A

SERMON IN ARABIC IN THE

MIDDLE OF A CATHOLIC

CHURCH WHILE A PRIEST IS

BLEEDING OUT ON THEIR --

AT THEIR FEET BEFORE THEM.

IT IS A HORRIFIC ACT, BUT

WHAT THEY WERE DOING WAS

SAYING WE'RE CLAIMING THIS

CHURCH FOR ISLAM.

Wendy: AND FRANCE IS

SUCH A COUNTRY SO CLOSE TO

OUR HEARTS.

I ACTUALLY DID A SEMESTER

IN NORMANDY WHEN I WAS IN

COLLEGE.

AND, YOU KNOW, IT BREAKS

OUR HEART.

BUT EVERY TIME THIS

HAPPENS, THE FRENCH

PRESIDENT COMES OUT AND

TALKS REALLY TOUGH.

DO YOU THINK FRANCE WILL

BE ABLE TO DO ANYTHING TO

PROTECT THEIR PEOPLE?

Gordon: I THINK ALL

CIVILIZED DEMOCRATIC

SOCIETIES NEED TO BAND

TOGETHER AND SPECIFICALLY

GO AFTER ISIS, AND

SPECIFICALLY TARGET IT.

THIS ISN'T SOMETHING YOU

CONTAIN.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE

NEED TO ERADICATE.

Wendy: THEY NEED OUR

HELP, LET'S FACE IT.

> COMING UP, YOU HAVE

PROBABLY NEVER HEARD OF

HIM, BUT IN THE COUNTRY OF

GEORGIA, HE IS MORE FAMOUS

THAN MOVIE STARS AND

POLITICIANS.

MEET THE SPIRITUAL FATHER

OF GEORGIA, AND SEE WHY

PEOPLE STAND FOR HOURS TO

HEAR HIM PREACH.

Gordon: WELL, IN

EUROPE, CHURCHES ARE

CLOSING AS GROWING NUMBERS

OF CHRISTIANS ABANDON THE

FAITH.

BUT IN THE TINY NATION OF

GEORGIA, THE OPPOSITE IS

HAPPENING.

AS GEORGE THOMAS SHOWS US,

THANKS TO THE EFFORTS OF

JUST ONE MAN, CHRISTIANITY

IS NOT ONLY ALIVE, BUT

THRIVING IN THE COUNTRY OF

GEORGIA.

*

George: ON ANY GIVEN

SUNDAY MORNING, YOU'LL

FIND MOST CHURCHES IN

GEORGIA PACKED WITH THE

FAITHFUL.

AND ONE OF THE FIRST

THINGS A VISITOR WILLED

NOTICE IS THERE ARE NO

PEWS OR CHAIRS IN MOST

GEORGIAN CHURCHES.

THAT'S BECAUSE CHRISTIANS

HERE STAND DURING THEIR

SERVICES.

WE SAY THAT THEY ARE

LIKE CANDLES BECAUSE THEY

STAND BEFORE GOD IN

CHURCHES.

IT IS UNCOMFORTABLE TO

STAND FOR TWO HOURS, THREE

HOURS IN A ROW, BUT WE

CHOOSE TO.

George: THAT WAS THE

CASE DURING A SERVICE AT

HOLY TRINITY CATHEDRAL IN

GEORGIA'S CAPITAL OF

TABLESI.

AS THOUSANDS STOOD

LISTENING TO THEIR MOST

FAMOUS CITIZEN.

HIS NAME, ELIA THE SECOND.

THE HISTORY OF THE

GEORGIAN CHURCH DATES BACK

TO THE FIRST CENTURY A.D.,

WHEN THE APOSTLES OF JESUS

CHRIST ENTERED GOO GEORGIA AND

PREACHED THE GOSPEL.

George: AT 83, HE IS

DUBBED THE MOST TRUSTED

MAN IN GEORGIA.

HE IS THE SPIRITUAL

FATHER OF GEORGIA, AND A

WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF WHAT

IT MEANS TO BE A HUMBLE

SERVANT OF GOD.

George: YOU PROBABLY

HAVE NEVER HEARD OF HIM,

BUT HERE IN GEORGIA AND

SURROUNDING COUNTRIES,

ELIJAH THE SECOND IS MORE

FAMOUS THAN MOVIE STARS

AND CELEBRITIES.

HIS FAVORABLE POLL NUMBERS

ARE OVER 90%.

IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

CONDUCTED AT HIS PRIVATE

RESIDENCE, ELIA THE SECOND

SPOKE WITH CBN NEWS ABOUT

HIS COUNTRY'S DEEP LOVE

FOR GOD.

THE CHURCH'S PAST IS

INTERTWINED WITH THE

PEOPLE AND THE HISTORY OF

OUR NATION.

IN THE FOURTH CENTURY

A.D., CHRISTIANITY WAS

OFFICIALLY DECLARED AS THE

STATE RELIGION.

George: THAT MAKES

GEORGIA ONE OF THE OLDEST

CHRISTIAN COUNTRIES IN THE

WORLD.

BETWEEN THE CAUCUSES

MOUNTAINS AND THE BLACK

SEA, MORE THAN 85% OF

PEOPLE HERE SAY THEY

BELONG TO THE ORTHODOX

CHURCH.

AND WHILE MANY NEIGHBORING

COUNTRIES HAVE SEEN

RELIGIOUS ADHERENCE FALL,

CHRISTIANITY IN GEORGIA IS

WITNESSING UNPRECEDENTED

GROWTH.

WE'RE LIKE THE LITTLE

SPIRITUAL OASIS IN THE

MIDDLE OF THIS REGION.

George: ELIA THE

SECOND WAS INSTALLED ON

CHRISTMAS DAY IN 1977, AND

SINCE THEN HE HAS MANAGED

TO SINGLE-HANDEDLY REVIVE

THE ORTHODOX CHURCH.

HE TOOK OVER AT A TIME

WHEN CHRISTIANITY WAS

UNDER SEVERE PERSECUTION

FROM THE SOVIET

GOVERNMENT.

HE WITNESSE WITNESSED THE

DESTRUCTION OF MANY

CHURCHES IN GEORGIA.

THERE WERE 1500 CHURCHES

AND 1600 CLERG M 1600 CLERGYMEN.

George: HE INITIATED

A RANGE OF REFORMS TO

REBUILD THE CHURCH,

INCLUDING AN EMPHASIS ON

YOUNG PEOPLE.

HE REACHED OUT TO THE

YOUTH, ENCOURAGING THEM TO

ATTEND CHURCH AND CONSIDER

THE PRIESTHOOD.

AND HE TOOK STEPS TO MAKE

THE CHURCH SERVICES MORE

ENGAGING.

George: THE CHURCH

SHOWED SIGNS OF REVIVAL IN

THE LATE 1980s.

MEN LIKE URLIC DECIDED TO

JOIN THE PRIESTHOOD.

THE PATRIARCH STRETCHED

OUT HIS HAND TO THE

PEOPLE, AND THE PEOPLE

RESPONDED.

HE PREACHED GOD'S WORD AND

PEOPLE TURNED TO GOD.

George: THEN CAME THE

SOVIET UNION COLLAPSE IN

THE LATE '90s, WHICH LED

TO CHRISTIANITY'S RENEWAL.

THE CHANGES HAVE SINCE

BEEN PROFOUND.

NOW THERE ARE MORE THAN

2,000 ACTIVE CHURCHES,

WITH NEW ONES BEING BUILT

EACH YEAR, LIKE THIS

MASSIVE STRUCTURE RISING

ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF

TABLESI.

AND THEY'RE SERVING THE

SPIRITUAL NEEDS OF

GEORGIA'S NEARLY FOUR

MILLION PEOPLE.

IT IS SAID THAT THE

PATRIARCH INHERITED A

CHURCH COVERED IN SHROWD.

AND NOW IT IS A LIVING

BODY.

George: NEARLY THREE

HOURS AFTER ARRIVING FOR

THE SERVICE, A SLOW AND

FRAIL ELIA THE SECOND

WALKED THROUGH THE THRONGS

OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE GATHER

TO HEAR HIS SERVICE.

HUNDREDS OF MEN, WOMEN,

AND CHILDREN LINE THE

ORNATE HALLS OF THE HOLY

TRINITY CATHEDRAL TO

RECEIVE A PRAYER OR

SPECIAL BLESSING.

THE PATRIARCH SAYS ALL

THAT HAS BEEN ACHIEVED

DURING HIS REIGN IS

BECAUSE OF THE LORD'S

WILL.

George: MANY ARE

GRATEFUL THAT THE CHURCH

IN GEORGIA HAS NOT ONLY

SURVIVED, BUT IS THRIVING,

THANKS IN PART TO ONE

MAN'S DESIRE TO BRING HIS

NATION CLOSER TO GOD.

MANY KINDS OF

ACHIEVEMENT HAVE BEEN

PUBLISHED, ANACCOMPLISHED, AND I THANK

GOD FOR LETTING ME

UNDERTAKE SUCH A MISSION

FOR OUR NATION.

George: GEORGE

THOMAS, IN TABLESI,

GEORGIA.

Gordon: TO ADD TO THE

FIRST WOMAN EVER NOMINATED

BY A MAJOR PARTY IN THE

UNITED STATES, IN THE

HISTORY OF GEORGIA THE

PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE

CONVERSION OF THAT STATE

WAS A WOMAN.

HER NAME WAS SAINT NIMO.

AND SHE IS GIVEN AN

UNUSUAL TITLE "EQUAL TO

THE APOSTLES."

AND SHE DID WHAT WAS

THOUGHT TO BE IMPOSSIBLE

BACK IN THAT TIME.

SHE CONVERTED A WHOLE

NATION.

THE WHOLE NATION OF

GEORGIA.

SHE WENT TO THE QUEEN AND

CONVERTED HER FIRST, AND

THEN INFLUENCED THE KING.

AND WHEN HE WAS LOST ON A

HUNTING TRIP, HE PRAYED TO

THE GOD OF NINO AND WAS

DELIVERED.

AND THAT'S HOW GEORGIA

BECAME A CHRISTIAN NATION.

IT IS WONDERFUL TO SEE THE

REVIVAL THERE.

IT IS WONDERFUL TO SEE NEW

CHURCHES BEING BUILT.

AND THEY HAVE GONE THROUGH

IT, WHETHER IT IS MUSLIM

INVASION OR MONGAL

INVASION OR RUSSIAN

INVASION -- THEY HAVE BEEN

THROUGH THE FIRE AND HAVE

COME OUT.

AND IT IS WONDERFUL TO SEE

REVIVAL.

Wendy: GORDON, I LOVE

HOW YOUR CELEBRATING WOMEN

TODAY.

Gordon: IS THAT GOOD?

Wendy: I HOPE KATHRYN

IS WATCHING, YOUR WIFE.

Gordon: ARE YOU GOING

TO RUN FOR POLITICAL

OFFICE NOW?

Wendy: NO.

I'M VERY HAPPY RIGHT HERE.

Gordon: RUN A WHOLE

NATION?

Wendy: I WOULDN'T

MIND DOING THAT.

Gordon: YOU HEARD IT

HERE FIRST.

Wendy: UP NEXT, A

WOMAN DOES A DOUBLE TAKE

WHEN THE DOCTOR GIVES HER

THE FOLLOW UP M.R.I.

THEY SAID, YOUR SURGERY

IS SUCCESSFUL.

I SAID, YOU KNOW I DID NOT

HAVE SURGERY ON MY NECK.

Wendy: WATCH HOW A

SUPERNATURAL HEL HEALING SETS

Wendy: LAST JULY,

BRENDA WADE WAS IN A WORLD

OF PAIN AFTER A CAR CRASH.

TODAY SHE IS 100% HEALED.

SHE RECEIVED A

SUPERNATURAL SURGERY WHILE

WATCHING "THE 700 CLUB."

Reporter: ON JULY 15,

2015, BRENDA WADE WAS

GETTING ON THE INTERSTATE

ON-RAMP TO GO HOME.

WHEN SHE SAW THE CARS IN

FRONT OF HER HAD STOPPED.

I PUT ON MY BRAKES REAL

QUICK, AND I HAD NO

BRAKES.

I THOUGHT, OH, I'M GOING

TO CRASH INTO HIM, AND I

DID.

I TOTALLED MY CAR.

AND THE NEXT THING I

REMEMBER -- BECAUSE I DID

HIT MY HEAD AGAINST THE

STEERING WHEEL -- THE GUY

HELPED ME OUT OF THE CAR

TO GET INTO AN AMBULANCE.

IT WASN'T ONLY A COUPLE OF

MINUTES AFTER THAT AND MY

NECK REALLY STARTED

HURTING E.

ReporterHURTING.

Reporter: THE M.R.I.

REVEALED SHE HAD NO BROKEN

BONES.

THEY GAVE HER A NECK BRACE

AND SENT HER HOME.

SHE HAD CONSTANT PAIN.

I FINALLY GOT IT

SITUATED WHEN I WENT TO

BED AT NIGHT TO WHERE I

COULD WEAR THE NECK BRACE

WHILE I WAS IN BED.

Reporter: FOR TWO

MONTHS, SHE WENT TO HER

CHIROPRACTOR THREE TIMES A

WEEK, BUT THE PAIN WOULD

NOT GO AWAY.

THE SIMPLEST OF THINGS,

HARD WOOD FLOORS,

SWEEPING -- I WOULD SAY

ANYTHING INVOLVING

MOVEMENT OF YOUR HEAD,

NECK, AND SHOULDERS THAT I

HAD DIFFICULTY WITH.

Reporter: ON

SEPTEMBER 4th, SHE WAS

AT HOME, WATCHING "THE 700

CLUB."

THEY WERE DOING PRAYER

AND I WAS SITTING BACK

HERE IN MY RECLINER.

I HAD MY HAND LIKE THIS,

ON MY NECK, BECAUSE IT WAS

REALLY BOTHERING ME.

HE SAID A WORD OF

KNOWLEDGE --

Gordon: THERE IS

SOMEONE, YOU'RE LAYING

YOUR RIGHT HAND ON THE

BACK OF YOUR NECK.

YOU HAD A SEVERE INJURY ON

THE RIGHT SIDE.

YOU HAVE RECURRING

HEADACHES FROM IT, AND

RECURRING PAIN SHOOTING

DOWN IN YOUR RIGHT

SHOULDER, AND GOD HAS

HEALED YOU.

HE DESCRIBED EXACTLY

HOW I FELT.

I SAID, THAT'S FOR ME,

LORD.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU,

THANK YOU!

I STARTED SHAKING MY HEAD

AROUND, UP AND DOWN, EVERY

DIRECTION.

Gordon: HE JUST SET

YOU FREE FROM THAT.

JUST BEGIN TO MOVE YOUR

NECK.

DO WHAT YOU COULDN'T DO

BEFORE.

STAND UP, MOVE YOUR

SHOULDER.

MOVE YOUR NECK ALL THE WAY

AROUND, AND REALIZE THERE

IS NO MORE PAIN.

YOU'VE BEEN SET FREE.

Reporter: TWO WEEKS

LATER, THE DOCTOR CALLED

HER WITH THE RESULTS FROM

A FOLLOW-UP M.R.I.

THEY SAID, YOUR SURGERY IS

SUCCESSFUL.

I SAID, YOU KNOW I DID NOT

HAVE SURGERY.

I HAVE NOT HAD SURGERY ON

MY NECK.

AND HE SAID, WELL, YOU HAD

SURGERY THAT IS NOT OF

THIS EARTH.

AND I SAID, YOU'RE RIGHT.

I KNEW I WAS HEALED.

Reporter: AND NOW SHE

IS BACK TO DOING HER

NEEDLE POINT AND OTHER

HOBBIES SHE COULDN'T DO

BEFORE.

IT WAS DEFINITELY A

MIRACLE.

DEFINITELY A MIRACLE.

I MEAN, YOU KNOW, IT JUST

WAS A MIRACLE, AS SIMPLE

AS THAT.

WHEN IT SHOWS YOU'VE HAD

SURGERY AND YOU HAVEN'T --

IT WAS ALL HEALED.

IT WAS JUST SO MIRACULOUS.

IT REALLY WAS.

Wendy: IT WAS SO

MIRACULOUS.

SHE -- I'VE NEVER SEEN

SOMEONE SO HAPPY FOR THEIR

MIRACLE.

BUT SHE GOT A TRUE

MIRACLE.

AND GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF

PERSONS.

WHAT HE DID FOR BRENDA, HE

CAN DO FOR YOU.

AND HE WANTS TO TOUCH YOU

TODAY.

GORDON AND I ARE GOING TO

PRAY IN A MINUTE.

BUT FIRST WE HAVE SOME

PRAISE REPORTS.

Gordon: CHRIS FROM

SIOUX CITY, IOWA, TWISTED

HER KNEE AND FELT TERRIBLE

PAIN IN HER LEFT KNEE.

SHE HAD NO MEDICAL

INSURANCE, SO SHE BOUGHT A

BRACE FOR HER KNEE, BUT

THE PAIN REMAINED.

ONE DAY SHE HEARD WENDY

SAY, I THINK YOUR NAME IS

CHRISTOPHER AND YOU HAVE

TORN YOUR KNEE.

AND GOD IS HEALING YOU

RIGHT NOW.

AND CHRIS THOUGHT, THE

NAME CHRIS IS CLOSE

ENOUGH.

I'M CLAIMING THAT WORD FOR

ME.

SHE WAS WALKING AROUND HER

HOUSE AND THEN WALKED UP A

HILL TO HER HOME JUST TO

MAKE SURE.

AND THAT IS A MIRACLE.

Wendy: BEATRICE FROM

SAN DIEGO HAD A LUMP IN

HER RIGHT BREAST THE SIZE

OF A SMALL LEMON.

TESTS REVEALED STAGE THREE

CANCER.

HER DOCTOR ORDERED CHEMO

FOR 36 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS.

AFTER THE FOURTH

TREATMENT, BEATRICE WAS

WATCHING "700 CLUB" WHEN

SHE HEARD GORDON SAY,

THERE IS SOMEONE WHO HAS

BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH A MASS

IN YOUR RIGHT BREAST.

GOD IS ABLE.

LEAN INTO HIM AND REALIZE

THAT THIS WORD IS

SPECIFICALLY FOR YOU.

HE IS TOUCHING YOU RIGHT

NOW, AND HE IS TAKING THAT

AWAY.

BE HEALED NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

BEATRICE FELT SHE HAD BEEN

HEALED.

A NEW MAMMOGRAM AND M.R.I.

SHOWED A TUMOR SO SMALL IT

COULD BARELY BE SEEN.

THE DOCTOR DID SURGERY AND

REMOVED THE TUMOR AND NINE

LYMPH NODES, JUST TO BE

SAFE, AND IT SHOWED NO

CANCER.

THE DOCTOR STATED, IT HAD

TO BE GOD.

Gordon: YAY!

I LOVE THAT WORD FOR

CHRIS.

SO OFTEN PEOPLE ARE

WAITING FOR SPECIFIC WORDS

FOR THEM.

HERE IS A WORD FOR YOU,

AND IT'S FROM THE PSALMS.

"BLESS THE LORD, O MY

SOUL, AND FORGET NOT ALL

HIS BENEFITS, WHO FORGIVES

ALL OF YOUR INIQUITIES AND

HEALS ALL YOUR DISEASE."

THAT'S A WORD FOR YOU.

IT'S WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE.

HE CAME TO TAKE AWAY ALL

OF OUR PAIN, ALL OF OUR

INFIRMITY.

IF YOU HAVE THE FAITH TO

BELIEVE THAT YOUR SINS ARE

FORGIVEN, YOU HAVE ALL OF

THE FAITH YOU NEED TO

BELIEVE FOR HEALING.

AND DON'T LET THE

SYMPTOMS, DON'T LET THE

DOCTOR'S REPORT -- DON'T

LET THESE THINGS GET IN

THE WAY OF THAT.

LET HIS WORD BREAKTHROUGH,

INTO YOUR INNERMOST BEING,

SO THAT YOU KNOW THAT YOU

KNOW THAT YOU KNOW THAT

YOUR REDEEMER LIVES, AND

HE CAME FOR YOU.

AND HE KNOWS YOU BY NAME.

HE NUMBERS THE VERY HAIRS

ON YOUR HEAD.

AND HE IS YOUR LOVING

HEAVENLY FATHER.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BEG HIM.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BARGAIN

WITH HIM.

YOU JUST HAVE TO RECEIVE

WHAT HE HAS ALREADY

PROVIDED.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT BY HIS

STRIPES WE WERE HEALED.

HE USES THE PAST TENSE.

IT IS VERY SPECIFIC, PAST

TENSE.

IT IS ALREADY

ACCOMPLISHED.

WHEN WERE YOUR SINS

FORGIVEN?

2,000 YEARS AGO, BEFORE

YOU EVEN COMMITTED THEM.

WHEN WERE YOU HEALED?

THE SAME TIME.

2,000 YEARS AGO.

HIS SACRIFICE IS

SUFFICIENT.

SO LET'S JUST WALK INTO

THAT.

LET'S BELIEVE GOD.

I BELIEVE THAT FAITH IS AN

ACT.

SO ACT YOUR FAITH.

AND IN AN ACT OF FAITH,

LAY YOUR HAND ON THAT AREA

OF THE BODY THAT NEEDS

HEALING.

AND WENDY AND I WILL

AGREE, AND WE'LL CLAIM

THAT WONDERFUL WORD, HE

HEALS ALL OF YOUR

DISEASES.

LET'S PRAY.

LET'S BELIEVE.

AND LET'S RECEIVE RIGHT

NOW.

AMEN.

LORD, WE JUST LIFT THE

NEEDS OF THE AUDIENCE TO

YOU RIGHT NOW.

AND AS PEOPLE ARE LAYING

HANDS ON THAT AREA OF THE

BODY THAT NEEDS HEALING,

WE JUST JOIN IN AGREEMENT

WITH THEM RIGHT NOW.

AND WE SAY TO THIS PAIN,

THIS INFIRMITY, THIS

DISEASE, BE HEALED NOW.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

AND WE CLAIM THAT BY HIS

STRIPES WE WERE HEALED, WE

ARE HEALED.

WE RECEIVE IT NOW.

QUICKEN YOUR WORD, LORD

GOD.

IN THEIR INNERMOST BEING,

LET THEM KNOW THAT THIS IS

FOR THEM, THAT YOU CAME

JUST FOR THEM.

DO IT, LORD, FOR WE ASK IT

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE,

YOU'RE LAYING YOUR HANDS

ON YOUR NECK.

AND YOU'RE SAYING, PLEASE

SAY NECK, PLEASE SAY NECK

PAIN.

AND SOME OF YOU HAVE

SHOOTING PAIN INTO YOUR

SHOULDER FROM IT.

SOME OF YOU, IT IS JUST

DOWN YOUR BACK.

SOME HAVE PAIN SHOOTING

DOWN INTO THE LEGS.

AND GOD IS ABLE.

AND RIGHT NOW JUST RECEIVE

IT.

THAT EVERY VERTEBRA COMES

INTO PLACE.

EVERY DISC COMES INTO ITS

PROPER PLACE AND PROPER

BOUNDARY.

ALL PINCHED NERVES BECOME

UNPINCHED NOW.

AND ALL MUSCLES RELAX.

LET ALL OF THAT TENSION GO

IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

BE HEALED AND BE MADE

WHOLE.

SOMEONE, YOU HAD HAVE A

TWISTED LEFT KNEE, AND YOU

HEARD ABOUT THE REPORT OF

A LEFT KNEE, AND YOU'RE

SAYING PLEASE SAY LEFT

KNEE.

WHAT THE DOCTORS SAY COULD

NEVER BE HEALED, GOD IS

HEALING FOR YOU RIGHT NOW.

SO BEGIN TO MOVE THAT KNEE

AND REALIZE YOU HAVE BEEN

WONDERFULFULLY AND

MIRACULOUSLY HEALED.

Wendy: THERE IS A

LADY, YOUR LITTLE BABY HAS

A JAUNDICE CONDITION, AND

YOU'RE LAYING YOUR HANDS

ON YOUR BABY RIGHT NOW,

AND GOD IS TOUCHING YOUR

BABY.

AND THERE IS SOMEONE,

YOU'RE USUALLY HEALTHY ALL

OF THE TIME, BUT YOUR

JOINTS HURT AND YOU DON'T

KNOW WHAT IS WRONG.

PUT YOUR HAND ON YOUR

HEAD, AND GOD IS GOING TO

POUR HIS POWER INTO YOU

RIGHT NAME.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

Gordon: I'M HEARING

THE WORD TRAPEZIUS, AND

GOD IS HEALING THAT FOR

YOU.

YOU NEEDED THAT SPECIFIC

WORD, AND RECEIVE IT RIGHT

NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME, BE HEALED.

Wendy: AND THERE IS

SOMEBODY WITH SEVERE

ULCERS.

YOU'VE BEEN DEALING WITH

THIS FOR A WHILE, AND GOD

IS GOING TO HEAL THOSE

ULCERS IN JESUS' NAME.

Gordon: GOD, WE THANK

YOU.

WE THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU

HAVE DONE.

FOR WHILE WE WERE YET

SINNERS, YOU DIED FOR US.

WE BLESS THE LORD.

WE BLESS YOUR NAME.

FROM OUR INNERMOST BEING,

WE BLESS WHAT YOU HAVE

DONE FOR US.

IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

IF YOU HAVE BEEN HEALED,

WE WANT TO TELL THE WORLD.

WE WANT TO SHOW WHAT GOD

IS DOING IN THE WORLD

TODAY.

SO GIVE US A CALL.

1-800-759-0700.

AND WE BELIEVE IN PRAYER,

AND WE BELIEVE IN

PREVAILING PRAYER, THE

PRAYER THAT GETS AN

ANSWER, THE PRAYER THAT

DOESN'T GIVE UP.

AND SO WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

IF YOU NEED PRAYER, WE'RE

HERE 24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN

DAYS A WEEK.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK

UP THE PHONE AND CALL.

IT IS OUR HONOR, OUR

PRIVILEGE TO PRAY WITH

YOU.

1-800-759-0700.

WENDY?

Wendy: STILL AHEAD,

HE WAS ON HIS WAY TO

BECOMING THE FITTEST MAN

IN THE WORLD, UNTIL --

I JUMPED UP ON THE

ROPE, CLIMBED THE ROPE ONE

TIME, HIT THE CROSS BAR,

STARTED COMING DOWN AND

FELL FROM THE TOP.

Wendy: SEE HOW THIS

INITIAL FAILURE LED TO

FOUR CHAMPIONSHIP WINS.

THAT'S COMING UP.

Efrem: WELCOME BACK

TO WASHINGTON FOR THIS CBN

NEWSBREAK.

A TEXAS JUDGE HAS

DISMISSED THE LAST

REMAINING CHARGE AGAINST

TWO CALIFORNIA PRO-LIFE

ACTIVISTS.

DAVID AND SANDRA RELEASED

UNDERCOVER FOOTAGE OF

PLANNED PARENTHOOD

ALLEGEDLY DISCUSSING THE

SALE OF BABY PARTS.

THE JUDGE DISMISSED THE

CHARGE AT THE REQUEST OF

THE PROSECUTOR.

> WELL, A HIGH SCHOOL

MARCHING BAND IN ALABAMA

WILL BE ALLOWED TO PLAY

"AMAZING GRACE" AT HALF

TIME DURING FOOTBALL GAMES

THIS YEAR AFTER ALL.

THE ELMER ACCOUNT

SUPERINTENDENT HAD BANNED

THE HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING

BAN FROM PLAYING THE

POPULAR CHRISTIAN HYMN.

HE SAID HE MADE THE

DECISION AFTER SOMEONE

COMPLAINED ABOUT THE

CONSTITUTIONALITY OF THE

BAND PLAYING A RELIGIOUS

SONG.

BUT HE REVERSED HIS

DECISION AFTER HEARING

FROM PARENTS AND GETTING

ADDITIONAL LEGAL DEVICE.

> YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE

LATEST NEWS BY GOING TO

OUR WEBSITE AT

cbnnews.com.

GORDON AND TERRY WILL BE

BACK WITH MORE OF "THE 700

CLUB" RIGHT AFTER THIS.

Gordon: WILL AND

SANDRA'S CHILDREN LOVE TO

WATCH TV.

THEY ALSO LOVE TO IMITATE

WHAT THEY SEE.

THAT'S JUST FINE WITH

THEIR PARENTS, SINCE THE

KIDS ARE USUALLY WATCHING

BIBLE STORIES FROM

"SUPERBOOK."

Reporter: WILL AND

SANDRA BERNSTEIN OF

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA LOVE

TEACHING LIA THEIR KIDS ABOUT

GOD.

THEY ALSO LOVE THE HELP

THEY GET FROM CBN'S

"SUPERBOOK."

I FEEL GOOD ABOUT THEM

WATCHING "SUPERBOOK"

BECAUSE IT IS INSTILLING

VALUES IN THEM THAT I WANT

THEM TO LIVE BY, TYPICAL

VALUES.

Wendy: WHEN WILL

HEARD ABOUT THE NEW

"SUPERBOOK" ON "THE 700

CLUB," HE COULDN'T WAIT TO

TELL SANDRA.

HE LOVED THE ORIGINAL

SERIES AS A BOY.

I LEARNED ABOUT

"SUPERBOOK" FROM MY

HUSBAND.

MY DAD WOULD GET UP

WHATEVER TIME THEY WERE ON

AND RECORD THEM.

WE WATCHED THEM ALL

GROWING UP.

Wendy: SO THEY SIGNED

UP FOR THE NEW "SUPERBOOK"

D.V.D. CLUB.

SINCE THEN, THE KIDS

HAVE BEEN EXCITED TO WATCH

EVERY "SUPERBOOK" THAT HAS

COME IN THE MAIL.

Wendy: THEY WERE

IMPRESSED RIGHT AWAY BY

THE QUALITY.

ESPECIALLY WITH THESE

NEW "SUPERBOOK"S.

THEY'RE SO DETAILED.

Wendy: ADDIE SAYS SHE

HAS LEARNED A LOT, LIKE

WHAT IT IS LIKE TO REPENT.

IT MEANS TO TURN AWAY

FROM YOUR EVIL WAYS AND

TURN BACK TO GOD.

Wendy: ADDIE WASN'T

THE ONLY ONE LEARNING.

I WAS QUITE IMPRESSED.

I LEARNED QUITE A LOT

ABOUT THE BIBLE.

TO WATCH THAT WITH ADDIE

AND TO LEARN WITH HER AND

TO SEE HER PASSION IS

REALLY COOL TO ME.

IT IS PRETTY INSPIRING.

Wendy: TRUET IS TWO

AND HE ALSO LOVES

"SUPERBOOK."

HE LOVES THE STORIES.

YOU KNOW, DAVID AND

GOLIATH, AND WE HAVE

SWORDS ALL OVER THE PLACE.

HE'LL THROW SOMETHING AT

ME OR HIT ME WITH THE

SWORD.

Wendy: THE

BERNSTEIN'S ALSO ENJOY THE

EXTRAS ON THE "SUPERBOOK"

WEBSITE, LIKE THE GAMES.

ADDIE INSISTS ON BOG THE BEING THE

FIRST ONE TO THE MAILBOX

WHEN IT IS TIME FOR

ANOTHER EPISODE OF

"SUPERBOOK" TO COME.

AS PARENTS AND CBN

PARTNERS, WILL AND SANDRA

ARE GRATEFUL FOR

"SUPERBOOK," FOR THEIR

KIDS AND CHILDREN AROUND

THE WORLD.

I DON'T THINK THERE IS

A BETTER INVESTMENT OUT

THERE, JUST FOR THE LIFE

LESSONS AND BIBLICAL

STORIES.

I WOULD SAY IT IS

INVALUABLE.

IT IS A POSITIVE THING

GOING OUT TO OTHER

CHILDREN IN THE WORLD, TO

HELP THEM COME TO JESUS,

ASWELL.

Gordon: YOU CAN BE A

PART OF TAKING THE STORIES

OF THE BIBLICAL TO THE

CHILDREN OBIBLE TO CHILDRENAROUND THE WORL D.

ONCE WE HIT 50, WE'RE

GOING TO EXPAND OUR GOAL

TO SAY, CAN WE DO 500

LANGUAGES.

CAN WE REALLY SATURATE THE

EARTH?

CAN THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE

LORD COVER THE EARTH AS

THE WATERS COVER THE SEA?

THE GOOD NEWS IS YOU CAN

BE A PART OF IT.

HOW?

BY JOINING THE "SUPERBOOK"

D.V.D. CLUB.

FOR A GIFT OF $25 OR MORE,

WE'RE GOING TO SEND YOU

NOT JUST ONE D.V.D. OF IT,

BUT WE'RE GOING TO SEND

YOU FIVE D.V.D.s.

WE'VE GOT SOMETHING NEW

CALLED "SUPERBOOK

EXPLORER," AND THIS MONTH

IS JONAH.

AND WE SHOW YOU THE

HISTORY BEHIND THE

EPISODE, AND THEN WE GO TO

THE THEOLOGY OF THE

EPISODE.

AND THEN WE HAVE TWO BONUS

ONES FOR YOU, WHERE YOU

GET THE STORY OF ADAM AND

EVE IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN,

AND THE STORY OF

REVELATION, WHEN JESUS

COMES BACK.

ALL OF THIS, FIVE

DIFFERENT D.V.D.s, ARE

YOURS WHEN YOU JOIN.

SO CALL US NOW:

1-800-759-0700.

JUST SAY, I WANT TO BE A

PART OF TAKING THE STORIES

OF THE BIBLE TO THE

CHILDREN OF THE WORLD.

IT IS WONDERFUL WHAT

HAPPENS WHEN WE ALL PULL

TOGETHER AND SAY, YES,

LET'S DO THIS.

SO YOUR GIFT WILL GO INTO

THE PRODUCTION COSTS, THE

TRANSLATION COSTS, THE

DISTRIBUTION COSTS, TO

MAKE IT POSSIBLE.

SO CALL US:

1-800-759-0700.

WENDY?

Wendy: COMING UP, THE

FOUR-TIME WINNER OF THE

TITLE "FITTEST MAN IN THE

WORLD."

SEE HOW THIS CLIMB TO THE

STOP ALL STARTED WITH A

FALL.

THAT'S NEXT.

Gordon: AEROBICS --

THE CROSS-FIT GAMES ARE

THE CULMINATION OF A

GRUELING NATIONAL

CHAMPIONSHIP, AND THE

COMPETITORS HAVE TO BE

READY FOR ANYTHING.

Reporter: RICH HAS

EARNED THE TITLE OF

FITTEST MAN IN THE WORLD

FOR FOUR CONSECUTIVE

YEARS.

BUT RICH WILL TELL YOU HIS

ROAD TO FIRST STARTED WITH

A FALL.

RICH WAS RAISED IN A LARGE

CATHOLIC FAMILY, AND HAD

24 MALE COUSINS.

IN HIS FAMILY, COMPETITION

WAS THE NAME OF THE GAME.

THERE ARE A LOT OF BOYS

IN THAT GROUP THERE.

SO THERE WAS A LOT OF

TESTOSTERONE AT THE FAMILY

GET-TOGETHERS.

IT WAS ALWAYS A

COMPETITION.

Reporter: AND

RELIGION WAS ALSO PART OF

HIS FAMILY'S TRADITION.

WHILE RICH BELIEVED IN

GOD, HE SAYS IT NEVER FELT

PERSONAL.

I KNEW RELIGION FROM AN

EARLY AGE.

I PRAYED, AND PRAYED EVERY

NIGHT, BUT IT WAS MORE OF

WHAT CAN YOU GIVE ME, GOD,

INSTEAD OF WHAT CAN I DO

FOR YOU.

Reporter: IN COLLEGE,

RICH'S LOVE OF SPORTS AND

FITNESS LED TO HIM TO A

DEGREE IN EXERCISE

SCIENCE.

IN 2009, HE DISCOVERED

CROSS-FIT.

IT CHANGED COMPLETELY

HOW I WAS WORKING OUT.

IT KIND OF WENT FROM THE

MUSCLE GROUPS TO ACTUALLY

DOING FUNCTIONAL

MOVEMENTS, LIFTING THINGS

OFF THE GROUND.

FULL RANGE OF MOTION

PULLUPS, AND THAT TYPE OF

STUFF.

Reporter: BEFORE

LONG, RICH WAS HOOKED AND

DECIDED TO ENTER THE

CROSS-FIT.

IN 2010, ON HIS FIRST

ATTEMPT, RICH QUALIFIED

FOR THE NATIONAL

CHAMPIONSHIPS.

WE DID THE FIRST DAY OF

SECTIONALS, AND I WAS

LOOKING AT THESE GIANT

GUYS, AND I THOUGHT, THERE

IS NO CHANCE.

BUT I ENDED UP WINNING MY

REGION AND THEN WENT TO

THE CROSS-FIT GAMES.

THE GOAL THERE WAS NOT TO

GET LAST PLACE.

Reporter: BUT RICH

CONTINUED TO DOMINATE AT

THE NATIONAL LEVEL.

BY THE END OF THE WEEK, HE

WAS IN FIRST PLACE.

HIS LAST EVENT WAS A ROPE

CLIMB.

I JUMPED UP ON THE ROPE

IN THE FINAL EVENT AND

WENT TO TRY TO PULL, AND I

THOUGHT THIS ISN'T GOOD.

MY ARMS ARE SHOT.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M

DOING WITH THE LEGS.

GUYS ARE FLYING UP AND

DOWN THE ROPE.

THE GUY THAT WAS SECOND,

GRANT, JUST CLIMBED THE

ROPE LIKE IT WAS NOTHING.

I CLIMBED THE ROPE ONE

TIME, HIT THE CROSS BAR,

AND I STARTED COMING DOWN

AND I FELL FROM THE TOP.

Reporter: HIS FALL

CAME AS A CRUSHING BLOW TO

HIS FIRST-PLACE STANDING

AND HIS IDENTITY.

ALTHOUGH HE FINISHED

SECOND OVERALL, HE LEFT

THE GAMES FEELING

DEFEATED.

I MADE CROSS-FIT AN

IDOL.

I PUT MY SELF-WORTH INTO

CROSS-FIT.

I DIDN'T ENJOY WHAT I USED

TO LOVE TO DO, WHICH WAS

TO WORK OUT.

I HATED IT.

Reporter: LOOKING FOR

HOPE, HE JOINED A BIBLE

STUDY CALLED CROSS-FIT

FAITH.

ONE OF THE MEMBERS

CHALLENGED HIS BELIEFS.

WE WERE RIDING IN THE

CAR AND HE ASKED ME THE

QUESTION, IF YOU WERE TO

DIE TODAY, WOULD YOU GO TO

HEAVEN?

I SAID, OF COURSE I WOULD.

I BELIEVED IN GOD MY WHOLE

LIFE.

BUT I STARTED TO THINK, AM

I LIVING THE WAY I'M

SUPPOSED TO LIVE, PUTTING

CHRIST FIRST?

MAYBE I'M NOT LIVING THE

WAY I'M SUPPOSED TO.

Reporter: HE STARTED

STUDYING THE BIBLE, AND IN

2010, HE REDEDICATED HIS

LIFE TO JESUS CHRIST AND

WAS BAPTIZED.

TRIALS AND STUFF I WAS

GOING THROUGH, EVERYTHING

MATCHED UP.

IT WAS LIKE THE LIVING

WORD.

WE TALK ABOUT THAT THE

BIBLE IS LIVING.

IT WAS COOL TO SEE THAT

FOR THE FIRST TIME,

INSTEAD OF JUST READING

WORDS ON A PAGE.

Reporter: RICH SAYS

IMMEDIATELY ALL OF HIS

PRIORITIES CHANGED.

MY PRIORITIES WENT

FROM, YOU KNOW, WHAT CAN

GOD DO FOR ME TO WHAT CAN

I DO FOR HIM?

HOW CAN I CHANGE PEOPLE'S

LIVES?

HOW CAN I LEAD PEOPLE TO

HIM?

Reporter: IN 2011,

2012, 2013, AND 2014, RICH

ENTERED THE GAMES AGAIN,

AND WALKED AWAY A

CHAMPION.

HE HAS WRITTEN ABOUT HIS

JOURNEY IN A BOOK.

GALATIANS 13, MAY I

NEVER BOAST IN ANYTHING,

EXCEPT FOR THE CROSS OF

THE LORD, JESUS CHRIST,

WHICH HAS BEEN CRUCIFIED

FOR ME.

IT MEANS, WHAT I DO MEANS

NOTHING.

IT IS NOT ABOUT ME, THE

FOUR TIMES FITTEST MAN ON

THE EARTH -- IT ISN'T

ABOUT ME.

IT IS ABOUT HIM.

IT IS MY WAY TO GLORIFY

HIM, TO DO WHAT I DID.

Gordon: RICH LEARNED

IT, SEEK YEE FIRST, THE

KINGDOM OF HEAVEN AND HIS

RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND THEN

ALL OF THESE THINGS WILL

BE ADDED UNTO YOU.

WHEN YOU PUT SOMETHING

ELSE BEFORE GOD, WATCH

OUT.

IT IS JUST NOT THE WAY TO

GO.

BUT WHEN YOU PUT HIM

FIRST, YOU SAY, NOT JUST A

MENTAL ASSENT, THAT JESUS

IS YOUR SAVIOR, BUT YOU

SAY, HE IS THE LORD OF MY

LIFE.

WHAT IS HIS PLAN FOR ME.

WHAT DOES HE WANT ME TO

DO?

AND THEN YOU DISCOVER THE

WONDERFUL REVELATION THAT

HE WANTS TO GIVE YOU THE

DESIRES OF YOUR HEART.

IF YOU JUST LET HIM.

IF YOU JUST OBEY HIM.

IF YOU JUST PUT HIM FIRST.

NOW, IF THIS IS FOR YOU,

IF YOU'RE JUST LIKE RICH,

WHERE YOU'VE MADE SOME

SORT OF DECISION, BUT YOU

HAVEN'T MADE HIM LORD, ALL

YOU HAVE TO DO IS PRAY

WITH ME.

AND SAY, I TURN FROM THAT.

I TURN FROM A LIFE OF ME

FIRST TO A LIFE OF JESUS

FIRST.

AND SO WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO

YOU.

IT'S A GREAT ADVENTURE

WHEN YOU SAY, GOD, I WANT

YOU FIRST IN MY LIFE.

PRAY WITH ME.

JESUS -- THAT'S RIGHT,

JUST SAY HIS NAME, SAY IT

OUT LOUD.

JESUS, I JUST COME TO YOU.

AND I CONFESS THAT I'VE

PUT OTHER THINGS FIRST.

OTHER THINGS HAVE

DOMINATED MY THOUGHTS,

DOMINATED MY GOALS, MY

ASPIRATIONS.

AND, JESUS, RIGHT NOW I

JUST TURN FROM ALL OF THAT

AND I WANT TO PUT YOU

FIRST.

I WANT YOU TO BE LORD OF

MY LIFE FROM THIS DAY

FORWARD.

HEAR MY PRAYER, FORGIVE ME

OF THIS, FOR I ASK IT IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN.

AND AMEN.

IF YOU PRAYED WITH ME, I

ASSURE YOU GOD WILL HEAR

THAT, AND HE WILL ANSWER

THAT.

AND HE WILL ALLOW YOU TO

PUT HIM FIRST.

IT WILL BE A WHOLE NEW

REVELATION OF HIM IN YOUR

LIFE.

NOW, IF YOU WANT TO

CONFESS WITH SOMEBODY,

THAT THERE ARE THINGS THAT

ARE HOLDING YOU BACK,

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.

WE'RE NOT HERE TO JUDGE

YOU.

WE'RE NOT HERE TO CONDEMN

YOU.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PICK

UP THE PHONE AND CALL:

1-800-759-0700.

WENDY, OVER TO YOU.

Wendy: WHEN WE COME

BACK, WE'LL "BRING IT ON"

WITH YOUR E-MAIL

QUESTIONS, SO STAY TUNED.

Wendy: IT IS TIME TO

"BRING IT ON" WITH YOUR

E-MAIL QUESTIONS.

WHILE START WITH WILLIAM'S

QUESTION: "ARE THE

BOOKLETS, ISLAM, A

RELIGION OF PEACE OR

WAR -- ARE THEY STILL

AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW?"

Gordon: THEY ARE.

I HAVE ONE IN MY HAND.

JUST CALL 1-800-759-0700.

IF YOU WANT IT RIGHT AWAY,

JUST GIVE US YOUR E-MAIL

ADDRESS AND WE'LL SEND IT

TO YOU AS A P.D.F. FILE.

CALL 1-800-759-0700.

WARMES Wendy: ARI WRITES IN,

"EVERY TIME I DON'T READ

MY BIBLE, I FEEL

CONDEMNED.

I KNOW IT IS NOT SOMETHING

GOD WOULD CONDEMN ME FOR.

I KNOW I AM SAVED, SO WHY

DO I FEEL THIS WAY?"

Gordon: ARI, THE

ENEMY OF YOUR SOUL WANTS

TO CONDEMN YOU.

DON'T LET HIM DO THAT.

ASK YOURSELF THIS

QUESTION: DOES READING MY

BIBLE ADD ANYTHING TO THE

CROSS OF CHRIST?

READING YOUR BIBLE IS

GOOD.

I ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO IT.

IT IS HOW YOU RENEW YOUR

MIND.

BUT IT DOESN'T CHANGE YOUR

SALVATION.

IT DOESN'T CHANGE WHAT

JESUS PAID FOR YOU TO LIVE

FREE.

> WE LEAVE YOU WITH

THESE WORDS FROM TIMOTHY:

"NOW GODLINESS WITH

CONTENTMENT IS GREAT

GAIN."

FOR WENDY, FOR ME, FOR ALL

OF US HERE, GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU HERE AGAIN

TOMORROW.

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