COMING UP.
>> I BROKE MY HIP.>> TWO CAR ACCIDENTS.
>> I HAD TO GO THROUGH PHYSICAL THERAPY.
>> LEADING TO THREE DECADES OF MIGRAINES.
>> IT STOPPED EVERYTHING I WAS DOING.
>> SEE HOW THEY VANISHED IN ONE INSTANT.
>> I STARTED CRYING.>> AND AN AFFAIR THAT NEARLY
DESTROYED A MARRIAGE AND A MINISTRY.
>> WATCH WHAT HAPPENS WHEN HIS SECRET IS REVEALED ON
TODAY’S 700 CLUB.>>> WELCOME TO 700 CLUB.
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IS A PILLAR. THE SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE
POMPEO HOPES TO SEE THAT FREEDOM SPREAD ACROSS THE
GLOBE. RECENTLY HE SAT DOWN WITH DAVID
BRODY TO SHARE HIS VISION.>> THE WIDE RANGING
DISCUSSION ON ISSUES OF THE DAY INCLUDING IMMIGRATION AND THE
ONGOING BATTLE BETWEEN PRESIDENT TRUMP AND DEMOCRAT
MEMBERS OF CONGRESS. HERE IS DAVID’S EXCLUSIVE
INTERVIEW WITH SECRETARY POMPEO.
>> GIVEN HIS ROLE AS AMERICA’S TOP DIPLOMAT, YOU
NEVER CAN PREDICT WHERE SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO
MIGHT BE. WE MET HIM BACK HOME IN
WASHINGTON OVERSEEING AN IMPORTANT PRIORITY.
HIS SECOND ANNUAL MINISTERIAL TO ADVANCE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.
FAITH LEADERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD CAME TO THE STATE
DEPARTMENT TO PURSUE BETTER WAYS TO FIGHT WORLDWIDE
RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION.>> WE KNOW WE ARE BLESSED
HERE. IT IS OUR FIRST FREEDOM
ENSHRINED IN THE U.S. CONSTITUTION.
BUT THAT IS NOT THE CASE EVERYWHERE.
>> THAT IS FOR SURE. RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION IS ON THE
RISE. BUT THE NUMBER OF REFUGEES
ALLOWED INTO UNITED STATES TO ESCAPE IS MUCH LOWER THAN
PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATIONS. 30,000 REFUGEES WILL GAIN
ASYLUM HERE. MIKE POMPEO SAYS A GOAL OF THE
CONFERENCE IS TO FIND SOLUTIONS SO THAT REFUGEES HAVE A BETTER
LIFE AT HOME.>> OUR MISSION HAS BEEN TO RE-
CREATE THE CONDITIONS IN THEIR OWN COUNTRIES AND THEY WILL
HAVE THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND THERE WILL BE NO NEED TO LEAVE
THEIR COUNTRIES, THEIR SYNAGOGUE OR THEIR MOSQUE OR
ALL THE THINGS THEY KNOW AND LOVE.
>> RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IS AN ESSENTIAL HUMAN RIGHT.
TO THAT END, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS CREATING A
NEW COMMISSION ON RIGHTS TO HELP SPECIFICALLY FIND THOSE
FREEDOMS. LIBERAL GROUPS ARE CONCERNED
THAT IT COULD MEAN A ROLLBACK OF CERTAIN RIGHTS FOR WOMEN,
MINORITY GROUPS.>> WHEN YOU START TO SAY
THIS, IT CAN VANISH THE FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS AND THE
ESSENTIAL RIGHTS. THE RIGHT TO HAVE FREEDOM OF
WORSHIP. THE MOST POWERFUL THINGS THAT
EACH CREATE AS DIGNITY FOR HUMAN BEINGS.
WE WILL LOOK AT THAT AND WE WILL SEE IT GROUNDED IN THE
CONSTITUTION.>> ALSO GROUNDED IN THE
CONSTITUTION, A NATION OF FAITH.
>> FOR SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO, THIS MINISTERIAL
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IS PERSONAL. HIS CHRISTIAN FAITH IS AT THE
CENTER OF HIS LIFE AND IT COMPELLED HIM TO ACT.
>> IT IS VERY IMPORTANT.>> AS A CHRISTIAN, WE HAVE
THIS FUNDAMENTAL UNDERSTANDING FROM THE BIBLE THAT TALKS ABOUT
HOW YOU TREAT OTHER HUMAN BEINGS.
>> AND IT IS A SUBJECT OF CRITICISM FOR THIS
ADMINISTRATION. OVER THE TREATMENT OF MIGRANT
FAMILIES AT DETENTION CENTERS. TO HANDLE THE RECORD NUMBER OF
ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, REQUIRING IMMIGRANTS TO APPLY FOR ASYLUM.
>>.
>> I WISH THAT CONGRESS WOULD PASS LAWS THAT WOULD MAKE THIS
MORE SIMPLE AND STRAIGHTFORWARD.
BUT THE PRESIDENT — KEEPING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SAFE AND.
>> IT IS DEFINITELY IN THE HEADLINES.
>> IF THEY ARE NOT HAPPY HERE, THEY CAN LEAVE.
>> THIS WE — THIS WEEK, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS HOLDING FAST
AFTER TELLING CERTAIN CONGRESSWOMEN AND OTHERS TO
LEAVE THE COUNTRY IF THEY DON’T LIKE AMERICA.
IN THE INTERVIEW, MIKE POMPEO BACKED THE PRESIDENT UP.
>> A HANDFUL OF MEMBERS OF CONGRESS SAY THINGS THAT ARE IN
THE TONE OF THE FACT THAT THEY BLAME AMERICA FOR SO MUCH OF
THE TROUBLE IN THE WORLD. IT IS DEEPLY TROUBLING.
WE ARE A FORCE FOR GOOD IN THE WORLD.
NOT A FORCE FOR EVIL. WE ARE NOT THE CAUSE OF THESE
CONFLICTS. I HEAR THE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
TALK ABOUT THIS AS IF AMERICA GENERATED THE TROUBLE.
TO BLAME AMERICA FIRST IS DEEPLY INCONSISTENT WITH NOT
ONLY OUR FOUNDING AND OUR TRADITION BUT WITH THE FACTS.
>> THE CONTROVERSY STARTED WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP’S TWEET
SAYING THAT CERTAIN PROGRESSIVE CONGRESSWOMEN SHOULD GO BACK TO
THEIR COUNTRIES IF THEY DON’T LIKE IT HERE.
DEMOCRATS IMMEDIATELY CALLED THE PRESIDENT A RACIST.
MIKE POMPEO SAID ABSOLUTELY NOT.
>> WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT HIM AS PRESIDENT THAT CAN SPEAK TO
THIS ISSUE ON WHAT WE HAVE HEARD SO FAR THIS WEEK ABOUT
SOME OF THE TWEETS AND CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING THIS.
>> EACH AND EVERY TIME WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT A
PARTICULARLY DIFFICULT SITUATION OR HOW TO RESPOND TO
A THREAT IMPOSED ON US, IT HAS BEEN ABOUT DATA AND FACTS.
COMING UP WITH A SET OF POLICY OPTIONS THAT ARE ACHIEVABLE.
WE BELIEVE YOU HAVE TO BE REALISTIC AND TAKE THE WORLD AS
IT IS. YOU CAN’T PRETEND THAT
SOMETHING ELSE WILL TRANSPIRE BUT YOU KNOW IT IS VERY
UNLIKELY. AND WE HAVE WORKED ON THAT.
HE HAS DONE THIS IN EVERY COUNTRY.
REGARDLESS OF THE RACE OF THE INDIVIDUALS IN THE COUNTRY OR
THE RELIGION. IT IS ABOUT DELIVERING THESE
GOOD OUTCOMES.>> YOU ARE SAYING THAT RACE
HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS?>> NEVER.
>> WHAT HE HAS SEEN AS AN ADMINISTRATION THAT HAS PUT
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RIGHT AT THE TOP OF THEIR AGENDA AND IT IS
SOMETHING HE TAKE SPECIAL PRIDE IN.
CBN NEWS, WASHINGTON.>> RELIGIOUS FREEDOM SHOULD
BE AT THE TOP OF THE AGENDA AND HAS BEEN PART OF THE
INTERNATIONAL POLICY OF THE UNITED STATES GOING BACK TO
1948. THAT IS WHEN ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
ENCOURAGED THE UNITED NATIONS TO ADOPT THE UNIVERSAL
DECORATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS. IN THAT DOCUMENT, THERE IS
FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND IT ADDS TO IT, FREEDOM OF THOUGHT AND
FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE. IT WENT FURTHER THAN EVEN OUR
OWN BILL OF RIGHTS TO SAY THAT PEOPLE NEED TO BE ABSOLUTELY
FREE TO THINK THEIR OWN THOUGHTS, WILL LEAVE THEIR OWN
RELIGIOUS BELIEFS AND THEN BE FREE TO ACT.
FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE. IT IS A WONDERFUL DECLARATION
AND IT IS GREAT TO SEE A STATE DEPARTMENT SAYING, LET’S MAKE
THIS FRONT AND CENTER ON OUR INTERNATIONAL POLICY.
TODAY, WE HAVE MORE CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION LITERALLY — THE
GREATEST IT HAS EVER BEEN. YOU HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE
ROMAN PERIOD TO FIND ANYTHING MORE SEVERE THAN WHAT IS
HAPPENING RIGHT NOW IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
IN INDIA AND CHINA. THEY ARE PUTTING CHRISTIANS IN
JAIL. JUST BECAUSE OF THEIR BELIEFS.
AND TO HAVE THIS TO BE A PILLAR OF OUR AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY,
KUDOS TO THE ADMINISTRATION. KUDOS TO SECRETARY POMPEO.
>>> NEXT, PRESIDENT TRUMP PRAISES WHAT HE CALLS THE
UNIFIED REPUBLICAN PARTY. DETAILS ON THE RESOLUTION HAVE
FOLLOWED A CHAOTIC SCENE ON THE HOUSE FLOOR.
AFTER THIS.>>> WELCOME BACK TO THE 700
CLUB FOR CBN NEWS. CLUB FOR CBN NEWS.
A CHAOTIC SCENE ON THE HOUSE FOR YESTERDAY AS DEMOCRATS
PREPARED TO VOTE ON A HOUSE PREPARED TO VOTE ON A HOUSE
RESOLUTION CONDEMNING PRESIDENT TRUMP.
SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI CROSSED THE LINE AND THE GOP CALLED HER
OUT. THE RESOLUTION EVENTUALLY
PASSED BUT AS CHARLENE ERIN REPORTS, THE DIVIDE IN
WASHINGTON IS MORE BITTER THAN EVER.
>> THE RESOLUTION PASSED MOSTLY ALONG PARTY LINES WITH
FOUR REPUBLICANS AND ONE INDEPENDENT JOINING THE
DEMOCRATS.>> THE FOUR PAGE DEMOCRATIC
RESOLUTION SAID THE HOUSE STRONGLY OPPOSED THE RACIST
COMMENTS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP. SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI CREATED AN
UPROAR WHEN SHE LABELED THE TWEETS RACIST IN HER SPEECH ON
THE HOUSE FLOOR.>> EVERY MEMBER OF THIS
INSTITUTION SHOULD JOIN US IN CONDEMNING THE PRESIDENT’S
RACIST TWEETS. TO DO ANYTHING LESS WOULD BE A
SHOCKING REJECTION OF OUR VALUES AND A SHAMEFUL EVOCATION
OF OUR OATH OF OFFICE TO PROTECT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
>> REPUBLICANS OBJECTED AND HER STATEMENT WAS RULED A
VIOLATION OF HOUSE RULES.>> THE PRESIDENT WORKED HARD
TO PREVENT DEFLECTIONS BY REPUBLICANS AND MOST STOOD WITH
HIM.>> MINORITY LEADER KEVIN
MCCARTHY SAID THE TWEETS WERE NOT RACIST AND ARGUE THAT THE
DEMOCRATS ARE PLAYING POLITICS.>> I BELIEVE THIS IS ABOUT
IDEOLOGY. SOCIALISM VERSUS FREEDOM.
>> THE PRESIDENT TWEETED “I DON’T HAVE A RACIST BONE IN MY
BODY. THE SO-CALLED VOTE TO BE TAKEN
AS A DEMOCRAT CON GAME TWEETING AFTERWARDS “SO GREAT TO SEE HOW
UNIFIED THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WAS ON TODAY’S VOTE CONCERNING
STATEMENTS I MADE ABOUT FOUR DEMOCRAT CONGRESSWOMEN.
SENATOR MITCH MCCONNELL ALSO SPOKE OUT DEFENDING THE
PRESIDENT.>> THE PRESIDENT IS NOT A
RACIST. I THINK THE TONE OF ALL OF THIS
IS NOT GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY.>> IT ALL CENTERS AROUND
TWEETS THE PRESIDENT AIMED AT FOUR PROGRESSIVE MEMBERS OF
CONGRESS WHO HAVE TARGETED HIM OVER HIS IMMIGRATION AND OTHER
POLICIES. THE TWEETS CALLED FOR THE
FRESHMAN CONGRESSWOMEN TO GO BACK AND HELP FIX THE TOTALLY
BROKEN AND CRIME INFESTED PLACES FROM WHICH THEY CAME.
THE TARGET IS FOUR MINORITY PROGRESSIVE CONGRESSWOMEN ALL
OUTSPOKEN CRITICS OF THE PRESIDENT.
REPRESENTATIVE ALEXANDRA CORTEZ HAS CALLED DETENTION CENTERS AT
THE U.S. BORDER CONCENTRATION CAMPS PICK OTHER
REPRESENTATIVES HAVE CALLED FOR THE PRESIDENT TO BE IMPEACHED.
LAMAR’S CRITICAL TWEETS OF ISRAEL AND LAWMAKERS THAT
SUPPORT THE STATE TRIGGERED A HOUSE RESOLUTION CONDEMNING
RACISM EARLIER THIS YEAR.>> AFTER THE VOTE, TEXAS
REPRESENTATIVE AL GREEN INTRODUCED ARTICLES OF
IMPEACHMENT AGAINST THE PRESIDENT, POSSIBLY FORCING
ABOUT THIS WEEK ON WHETHER TO BEGIN PROCEEDINGS TO REMOVE THE
PRESIDENT TRUMP OFFICE. CBN NEWS.
>>> PLANNED PARENTHOOD SAID CLINICS.
TAKING FEDERAL MONEY RATHER THAN COMPLY WITH A NEW FEDERAL
RULE. YESTERDAY HHS ANNOUNCED THE
FAMILY PLANNING CLINICS THAT RECEIVE TAXPAYER DOLLARS CANNOT
REFER WOMEN FOR ABORTIONS. THE PLANNED PARENTHOOD CHIEF
LOBBYIST TOLD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS THAT IT WON’T COMPLY WITH
THEIR WILL AND WILL PRESS CONGRESS TO CHANGE IT.
IN THE MEANTIME, THE ORGANIZATION WILL RELY ON
EMERGENCY FUNDING. ALL OF THIS AS PLANNED
PARENTHOOD UNDERGOES LEADERSHIP CHANGES.
THE FORMER PRESIDENT OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD LEFT THIS WEEK AFTER
DISAGREEMENTS OVER THE ORGANIZATION’S DIRECTION.
>>> FORMER SUPREME COURT JUSTICE JOHN PAUL STEVENS DIED
AT THE AGE OF 99. HE SERVED ON THE COURT FOR 35
YEARS. BORN IN CHICAGO AND A WORLD WAR
II VETERAN, HE WAS APPOINTED BY REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT GERALD
FORD. HE BECAME A STRONG LIBERAL
VOICE ON THE COURT. IN 1992, VOTING TO UPHOLD ROE
VERSUS WADE, THE CASE LEGALIZING ABORTION AS THE LAW
OF THE LAND. STEVENS RETIRED IN 2010 AT THE
AGE OF 90.>>> A SECOND REPUBLICAN
CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR OF MISSISSIPPI SAID HE HAS
FOLLOWING THE BILLY GRAHAM RULE.
DAYS AGO, STATE REPRESENTATIVE ROBERT FOSTER SAID HE WOULD NOT
BE ALONE WITH A WOMAN OTHER THAN HIS WIFE EVEN IN A
PROFESSIONAL CONTEXT. NOW FORMER STATE SUPREME COURT
CHIEF JUSTICE TOLD MISSISSIPPI TODAY THE SAME THING.
WALLER SAID, “I JUST THINK IT IS COMMON SENSE.
IN THIS DAY AND TIME, APPEARANCES AND TRANSPARENCY
ARE IMPORTANT AND PEOPLE NEED TO HAVE THE COMFORT OF KNOWING
WHAT IS GOING ON IN GOVERNMENT BETWEEN EMPLOYEES AND PEOPLE
AND THERE ARE A LOT OF SOCIAL ISSUES OUT THERE ABOUT THAT.”
WALLER SAID IN HIS 22 YEARS ON THE STATE SUPREME COURT, HE WAS
NEVER ALONG WITH ANY OF HIS FEMALE COLLEAGUES.
>>> BIG TECH CAME UNDER FIRE ON CAPITOL HILL YESTERDAY.
PRIVACY ISSUES, CRYPTO CURRENCY AND CENSORSHIP DOMINATED THE
HEARINGS AND THE QUESTION LOOMING BEHIND IT ALL, CAN THE
GOVERNMENT TAKE ACTION TO BRING IN THE POWER OF THE GIANTS.
ABIGAIL ROBINSON REPORTS.>>REPORTER: THIS WEEK, BIG
TECH CAME TO CAPITOL HILL TO FACE CRITICISM OVER PRIVACY
ISSUES AND A BREAKUP COULD BE IN ITS FUTURE.
REPRESENTATIVES FROM FACEBOOK, AMAZON, APPLE AND GOOGLE
FIELDED QUESTIONS IN THREE DIFFERENT HEARINGS IN BOTH THE
HOUSE AND SENATE.>> DO YOU THINK PEOPLE SHOULD
TRUST YOU WITH YOUR BANK ACCOUNTS?
>> SENATORS WERE UNITED IN HIGHLIGHTING MAJOR CONCERNS
OVER PRIVACY PROTECTIONS AS FACEBOOK PREPARES TO ROLL OUT
ITS OWN CRYPTO CURRENCY OR DIGITAL MONEY.
>> YOU VIOLATED PRIVACY IN THE PAST AS A COMPANY.
YOU CONTINUE TO HAVE ISSUES. YOU CONTINUE TO CHANGE THE
PRIVACY AND EVEN RULES WITHOUT INFORMING USERS.
>> SENATOR TOM COTTON AS TO WHAT CONFIDENCE CAN PEOPLE HAVE
WHO WANT TO GET RINGS LIKE FIREARMS AND KNOW THAT THIS
WILL BE AVAILABLE TO THEM ON AN EQUAL BASIS?
>> I BELIEVE WE SHOULD ONLY GET UNDERWAY IN VERY
EXCEPTIONAL CASES AND BY BEING THOUGHTFUL OF GETTING IN THE
WAY OF PEOPLE DOING WHAT THEY WANT WITH THEIR MONEY AS LONG
AS IT IS LAWFUL.>> WITH LAWMAKERS ON BOTH
SIDES ECHOING TREASURY SECRETARY STEVE MNUCHIN’S WORDS
OF CAUTION.>> THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT
HAS EXPRESSED VERY SERIOUS CONCERNS.
LIBRA COULD BE MISUSED BY MONEY LAUNDERERS AND TERRORISTS.
>> IN THE SENATE, CONSTITUTION SUBCOMMITTEE,
CHAIRMAN TED CRUZ BROUGHT GOOGLE IN FOR QUESTIONING ON
CENSORSHIP PARTICULARLY OF CONSERVATIVE VOICES AND VIDEOS.
>> PRIVATE COMPANIES, PROBABLY MORE THAN EVER BEFORE,
CONTROL PEOPLE’S ABILITY TO AMPLIFY THEIR VOICES AND
WHETHER OR NOT THE SPEECH STAYS UP OR COMES DOWN.
>> THE QUOTE I JUST READ REFLECTS THE CONCERNS OF A
GREAT MANY PEOPLE. THAT GOOGLE, A MASSIVE COMPANY
WITH PHENOMENAL POWER, IS CHOOSING WHETHER TO AMPLIFY
PEOPLE’S VOICES WHETHER THEIR SPEECH STAYS UP OR COMES DOWN
WHAT THEY SEE AND WHAT THEY CAN LISTEN TO AND WHAT THEY CAN
READ.>> OVER IN THE HOUSE
JUDICIARY COMMITTEE.>> IF YOU DON’T WANT TO USE
GOOGLE, THERE ARE OTHER PROVIDERS AVAILABLE.
>> EXECUTIVES FROM APPLE, FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE MADE THEIR
CASE AND THE BIPARTISAN ANTITRUST PROBE.
QUESTIONING THEIR ENORMOUS MARKET POWER.
>> OUR COMPETITION IS NOT JUST HERE IN AMERICA.
WE COMPETE WITH COMPANIES FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD.
>> ONE CONGRESSMAN WHOSE DISTRICT COVERS SILICON VALLEY
TELLS CBN NEWS THAT HE BELIEVES BIG TECH NEEDS TO BE REGULATED.
>> WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS THAT WE REGULATE THEM TO PROTECT
PRIVACY AND MAKE SURE KIDS ARE SAFE ONLINE.
SO KIDS ARE NOT GETTING CREEPY MESSAGES ARE GETTING EXPOSED TO
CHILD PORNOGRAPHY OR TERRORISM AND ME TO HAVE REGULATIONS TO
MAKE SURE THERE IS COMPETITION. I DON’T THINK JUST BREAKING THE
UP WITHOUT THOUGHT IS NOT THE ANSWER.
>> AND ALSO ON THE 2020 CAMPAIGN TRAIL WITH SENATOR
ELIZABETH WARREN UNVEILING A REGULATORY PLAN TO BREAK UP
AMERICA’S LARGEST TECH COMPANIES.
REPORTING FROM CAPITOL HILL, ABIGAIL ROBERTSON, CBN NEWS.
>>> GORDON, WHAT IS THE SOLUTION HERE?
>> I THINK THE SOLUTION IS THAT BIG TECH NEEDS TO GET
REGULATED PARTICULARLY ON PRIVACY AND ON FREE SPEECH.
THERE HAVE BEEN NUMEROUS REPORTS OF FACEBOOK THROTTLING
CONSERVATIVE VIEWS AND TWITTER LITERALLY TAKING PEOPLE OFF THE
PLATFORM. AND THEN AMAZON DELETING BOOKS
FROM INVENTORY. YOU LOOK AT THESE THINGS.
WHEN YOU HAVE THAT KIND OF MONOPOLY POWER WHERE YOU CAN
EITHER PROMOTE A PARTICULAR VIEW OR DEMOTE A PARTICULAR
VIEW, IT IS TIME FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO COME IN
AND SAY, BECAUSE YOU ARE MONOPOLY, WE NOW GET TO
REGULATE YOU. THIS HAS BEEN SEEN TIME AND
TIME AGAIN, WHETHER IT IS ELECTRIC COMPANIES, HOW
ELECTRICITY IS SUPPLIED OR TELEVISION BROADCASTS FOR
DECADES HAVE BEEN REGULATED. WHY CAN’T THE INTERNET AND
THESE VERY LARGE COMPANIES GET REGULATED ON FREE SPEECH AND
THEN ON PRIVACY. AND I WOULD THINK MOST
AMERICANS DON’T UNDERSTAND JUST HOW MUCH INFORMATION YOU ARE
GIVING THEM AND WHETHER THAT IS LOCATION INFORMATION OR HEALTH
INFORMATION OR BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION OR JUST WHAT YOU
ARE LOOKING AT ON THE INTERNET. WHEN YOU START TO REALIZE THESE
COMPANIES NOW KNOW EVERYTHING YOU READ, EVERYTHING YOU DO AND
EVERYWHERE YOU GO, WHAT IS THE PRIVACY TO THAT?
>> AND THEY ARE MONETIZING THE DATA.
IT HAS BECOME ONE OF THE BUSINESSES IN THE TECH WORLD.
HOW DO YOU SELL DATA ABOUT USERS AND USE PROTECTIVE
ALGORITHMS. HAD WHEN YOU COMBINE THAT WITH
— I NOW KNOW WHAT YOU ARE READING SO I’M GUESSING WHAT
YOU ARE THINKING, AND HEROES SOME NEW INFORMATION FOR YOU,
THEN IN THE HANDS OF THE WRONG PEOPLE, THAT CAN GET VERY
DANGEROUS FOR DEMOCRACY. WENDY.
>> TWO CAR ACCIDENTS LEAVE A WOMAN WITH DEBILITATING
MIGRAINES.>> I GOT SICK.
I COULDN’T EAT. IT STOPPED EVERYTHING I WAS
DOING.>> SHE SEE HOW SHE FINDS
RELIEF IN AN INSTANT AFTER 30 YEARS OF SUFFERING.
>>> GETTING A WONDERFUL RESPONSE TO OUR LATEST RELEASE
FROM CBN DOCUMENTARIES “TREASURES OF THE SECOND
TEMPLE.” IT IS ABOUT ONE OF THE GREAT
MYSTERIES OF HISTORY. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE TEMPLE
TREASURES? WE ALL KNOW THE ROMANS LOOTED
THE TEMPLE BUT DID YOU KNOW THAT THEY ACTUALLY DID NOT MELT
IT DOWN. THEY TOOK IT BACK AS TROPHIES
AND PUT IT IN A TEMPLE IN ROME AND THEN WHAT HAPPENED TO THOSE
TREASURES. AND WE TRACED THAT THROUGH FOUR
CITIES. AND HOW THEY EVENTUALLY WENT
BACK TO JERUSALEM AND WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
YOU CAN EXAMINE THE CLUES FOR YOURSELF AND FOLLOW THE TRAIL
OF THE TREASURES. IN THIS SEGMENT, YOU WILL SEE
HOW THE MYSTERY BEGAN.>> ON THE NIGHT OF JULY 18th,
AD64, A FIRE BROKE OUT IN THE ROME’S CIRCUS MAXIMUS.
FOR SIX DAYS AND SEVEN NIGHTS, THE GREAT FIRE RAGED LEAVING
70% OF THE CITY IN SMOLDERING RUINS.
THE HISTORIAN TACITUS RECORDS THAT THE ROMAN EMPEROR WAS OUT
OF THE CITY WHEN THE FIRE STARTED.
BUT MANY PEOPLE WHO TO BELIEVE THAT THE EMPEROR HIMSELF HAD
STARTED THE FIRE. RUMORS SPREAD THAT WHILE THE
CITY BURNED, HE HAD PLAYED THE LYRE AND SOME SONGS OF
DESTRUCTION. FOUR YEARS LATER, HE WAS FORCED
FROM POWER AND COMMITTED SUICIDE.
THREE MORE EMPERORS FOLLOWED. BUT WITHIN MONTHS, ALL THREE
WERE DEAD. ROME’S MOST POWERFUL GENERAL
BECAME THE FOURTH EMPEROR IN JUST ONE YEAR.
HE NOW FACED THE TASK OF REBUILDING THE CAPITAL.
BUT THANKS TO HIS EXTRAVAGANT SPENDING, THE EMPIRE WAS
BANKRUPT.>> THEY NEEDED MONEY TO
REBUILD A ROME. A SO HE THE EMPIRE AND HIS EYES
FELL ON JERUSALEM. THREE YEARS EARLIER, NIRO TO
STAMP OUT THE JEWISH REVOLT AGAINST THE HEAVY ROMAN TAXES.
WHILE HE WAS THERE, THE ROMAN GENERAL THAT ULTIMATELY BECAME
THE EMPEROR SAW A NEW SOURCE OF REVENUE FOR THE STRUGGLING
EMPIRE. THE JEWISH TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM.
>> GET YOUR COPY OF “TREASURES OF THE SECOND
TEMPLE” AVAILABLE NOW.>> THE DVD IS AVAILABLE NOW
AND IT IS AVAILABLE FOR ANY DOLLAR AMOUNT.
AND YOUR DONATION WILL GO INTO THE PRODUCTION COST OF FUTURE
DOCUMENTARIES FROM ISRAEL ON THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF ISRAEL AS
WELL AS A WONDERFUL MOVIE WE ARE GETTING READY TO RELEASE ON
THE LIFE OF SAINT PATRICK. SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE THIS, GIVE
US A CALL AT 800-700-7000. OR YOU CAN GO TO
CBN.COM/TREASURE. WENDY.
>> THAT WAS A GOOD TEASER. I WANTED TO SEE WHAT HAPPENED.
>> YOU HAVE NOT SEEN IT?>> I HAVE NOT WATCHED THE
WHOLE THING.>> WHEN PENNIE COLE FELT A
MIGRAINE COMING ON, SHE COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN.
THE PAIN WAS SO SEVERE THAT EVEN HER HAIR HURT.
DOCTORS COULD NOT HELP PENNIE AND SHE SUFFERED FOR 30 YEARS.
THEN ONE DAY HER PAIN VANISHED AND IT NEVER CAME BACK.
>> I WAS HIT ON THE DRIVER’S SIDE BY A PICKUP TRUCK.
I BROKE MY HIP AND I BROKE MY PELVIS IN SEVERAL PLACES.
I INJURED MY BACK AND MY NECK. I HAD TO GO THROUGH PHYSICAL
THERAPY TO LEARN HOW TO WALK AGAIN.
>> WHEN PENNIE COLE WAS YOUNG, SHE SUFFERED INJURIES
FROM TWO CAR ACCIDENTS THAT LEFT HER WITH EXCRUCIATING
MIGRAINES.>> THE MIGRAINES CAME ON
SEVERELY AFTER THE SECOND ACCIDENT.
IT WAS A HEADACHE THAT WOULD COME OUT AND JUST ENGULF THE
ENTIRE HEAD AREA. THEY WERE TO THE POINT TO WHERE
MY HAIR HURT.>> PENNIE LIVED WITH THE PAIN
FOR 30 YEARS.>> I WOULD HAVE TO LAY IN BED
ALL DAY IN A DARK ROOM WITH QUIET.
BECAUSE SOUND AND LIGHT WOULD IRRITATED.
I COULD NOT MOVE. I GOT SICK.
I COULD NOT EAT. IT BASICALLY STOPPED EVERYTHING
I WAS DOING.>> DOCTORS SAID THERE WAS
NOTHING THEY COULD DO OTHER THAN PRESCRIBE PAINKILLERS.
>> THEY WOULD PUT ME OUT BUT THEY WOULD NOT TOUCH THE
HEADACHE. ANY RELIEF I COULD GET FROM IT,
I WOULD TRY. BUT NOTHING WOULD RELIEVE THEM.
>> IN JULY OF 2018, SHE WAS WATCHING THE 700 CLUB.
AND THERE WAS A WORD OF KNOWLEDGE FOR SOMEONE SUFFERING
WITH MIGRAINES.>> I HAD MY HEAD DOWN AND I
IMMEDIATELY LOOKED UP BECAUSE SHE WAS DESCRIBING MY HEADACHE
BETTER THEN I COULD DESCRIBE MY HEADACHE TO THE DOCTORS.
I IMMEDIATELY KNEW THAT SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT MY HEADACHES.
>> YOU ACTUALLY THINK YOU HAVE MIGRAINES BUT YOU HAVE A
DEFORMITY WHERE YOUR SPINAL CORD CONNECTS WITH YOUR
BRAINSTEM. GOD’S HEALING THIS FOR YOU.
BECAUSE WHEN YOU HAVE THE HEADACHES COME FROM THE BACK OF
YOUR HEAD OVER THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD AND YOU HAVE HAD THEM FOR
YEARS, BUT TODAY THEY ARE GONE AND JESUS NAME.
JUST RECEIVED THAT.>> I COULD FEEL A TINGLING
COMING FROM THE BASE OF MY SPINE.
AND IT JUST DOES THE TINGLING WENT UP OVER MY HEAD JUST LIKE
MY HEADACHE STOOD. AND SO WHEN ALL THE TINGLING
WAS DONE, THE HEADACHE I HAD HAD FOR ALMOST THREE WEEKS AT
THAT POINT IN TIME WAS GONE. WHEN I CALLED, I EXPLAINED WHAT
HAD HAPPENED AND I STARTED CRYING.
>> PENNIE HAS NOT HAD A MIGRAINE SINCE THEN.
>> I KNOW THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT ARE SKEPTICAL OF
GOD HEALING. THAT IS BECAUSE THEY DON’T HAVE
THAT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD AND THEY DON’T KNOW THAT HE CAN
ACTUALLY DO THAT. WHEN YOU ARE TALKING TO GOD AND
YOU ARE ASKING GOD TO HEAL YOU, YOU HAVE TO EXPECT FOR HIM TO
DO THAT. BUT WHEN IT HAPPENS TO YOU,
THERE IS NO DENYING THAT IT IS GOD THAT DOES IT.
HEALING IS A VERY AWESOME WONDERFUL THING TO EXPERIENCE
AND WATCH OTHER PEOPLE EXPERIENCE.
>> IT DEFINITELY IS. AND I KNOW ALL ABOUT MIGRAINES
AND THEY ARE NOT FUN. BUT GOD SENT HIS WORD.
THAT DAY, GOD HEALED HER AFTER 30 YEARS.
MAYBE YOU ARE GOING THROUGH SOMETHING JUST AS DEVASTATING
AS PENNIE. GOD WANTS TO HEAL YOU TODAY.
AND WE HAVE SOME PRAISE REPORTS THAT HAVE COME IN.
GORDON, HERE IS ONE FROM DECEMBER OF 2009.
LOW OF OF FRESH MEADOWS, NEW YORK CONTRACTED A SERIOUS HEAD
VIRUS THAT LEFT HER DEATH ON HER RIGHT SIDE.
SHE LEARNED TO LIVE WITH IT FOR 10 YEARS.
THEN ON JUNE 28th, 2019 WHILE WATCHING THE 700 CLUB, SHE
HEARD YOU GIVE A WORD OF KNOWLEDGE GORDON SAYING THAT
THERE IS SOMEBODY WHO HEARD THE STORY ABOUT THE EAR BEING
OPENED AND YOU HAVE DEAFNESS IN YOUR RIGHT EAR.
GOD IS HEALING THAT NOW. HE IS OPENING IT.
HE IS ABLE TO CLEAR ANY OBSTRUCTION RIGHT NOW IN THE
NAME OF JESUS. BE HEALED AND SET FREE.
LOW OF CLAIMED GOD’S HEALING POWER FOR HER EAR.
THEN AFTER 10 YEARS, SHE WAS ABLE TO HEAR.
LOW OF STARTED PRAISING GOD FOR THIS MIRACLE.
>> HERE IS ONE. THIS IS A FINANCIAL MIRACLE.
THE VIEWER SAID IN THE EARLY PART OF THE YEAR, WE WERE IN
SERIOUS FINANCIAL HARDSHIP FROM MEDICAL ISSUES.
WE WERE BEING THREATENED WITH FORECLOSURE PICK THE HOME HAS
BEEN IN MY FAMILY FOR 50 YEARS. AND WE WERE STILL RAISING OUR
CHILDREN. DURING A BROADCAST OF THE 700
CLUB, I WAS PROMPTED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT TO PLACE ONE HAND
ON THE WALL OF THE HOUSE BY LIFTING THE OTHER TO PRAY.
ONLY A FEW SECONDS LATER, WENDY SAID SOMEBODY WAS CONCERNED
ABOUT THEIR HOME GOING INTO FORECLOSURE BUT TO STAND ON THE
WORD OF GOD, YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE A MIRACLE.
SHORTLY AFTERWARDS, MONDAY WE WERE OWED FINALLY STARTED
COMING IN. SLIGHTLY OVER 30 DAYS, WE WERE
ABLE TO MAKE 15 HOUSE PAYMENTS AND END THE THREAT OF
FORECLOSURE. PRAISE GOD FOR HIS EVER PRESENT
BLESSINGS. REALIZE THAT GOD WANTS TO DO
MIRACLES FOR YOU. HE WANTS TO.
WHAT IS HE LOOKING FOR? HE IS LOOKING FOR YOU TO
BELIEVE. BELIEVE HIS EVERLASTING WORD.
BELIEVE HIS EVERLASTING PROMISE.
THERE FOR YOU. ALL THE PROMISES OF GOD ARE YES
AND AMEN FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN CHRIST JESUS.
DON’T THINK THAT SOMEHOW YOU HAVE BEEN LEFT OUT.
ALL THE PROMISES OF GOD ARE YES AND AMEN. SO WHAT IS GOD
LOOKING FOR YOU TO DO? JUST WHAT ABRAHAM DID.
HE SAID AMEN. SO JUST SAY YES AND AMEN AND
THE PROMISE WILL BE YOURS. HE IS JUST LOOKING FOR THAT.
THAT LITTLE BIT OF TRUST. JUST A MUSTARD SEED OF TRUST.
YES, I BELIEVE. I HOLD ON TO YOUR PROMISE.
I STAND ON THE WORD AND I WILL LAY HANDS ON THAT AREA THAT
MEANS HEALING. I WILL LAY HANDS ON MY HOUSE
AND ON MY BANK ACCOUNT AND ON MY CHILDREN.
I WILL BELIEVE YOUR PROMISE FOR ME.
GOD HAD A VERY SPECIAL PRAYER REQUEST.
WE HAVE A REGIONAL DIRECTOR IN CAMBODIA.
THERE IS A PICTURE OF HIM. THIS IS EARLIER THIS YEAR WHEN
HE WAS IN PERFECT HEALTH. HE IS A WONDERFUL CHRISTIAN.
HE HAD A FUNGAL INFECTION. WE HAD TO EVACUATE HIM TO
ANOTHER COUNTRY. HE WAS HEALED FROM THAT AND
WENT BACK TO CAMBODIA AND CONTRACTED DINGHY FEVER.
IN THAT, ANOTHER FUNGAL INFECTION HIT HIM.
HERE HE IS TODAY. THIS IS FROM YESTERDAY.
AND IT SHOWS HIM. HE IS HEAVILY SEDATED.
THE DOCTORS ARE SAYING THAT HE NEEDS A MIRACLE.
WE HAVE DONE EVERYTHING THAT WE KNOW HOW TO DO AND HE NEEDS A
MIRACLE. SO WOULD YOU JOIN WITH US
PRAYING OVER HIM AND LET’S JUST BELIEVE GOD AND THE PROMISES OF
GOD ARE THAT HE FORGIVES ALL OF YOUR INIQUITIES AND HE HEALS
ALL OF YOUR DISEASES. AND SO HE IS ABLE TO HEAL
DINGHY FEVER. HE IS ABLE TO HEAL YOU.
HE IS ABLE TO RESTORE YOUR FINANCES.
HE IS ABLE TO RESTORE YOUR CHILDREN.
HE IS ABLE TO RESTOREALL THINGS.
SO LET’S BELIEVE. LET’S STAND ON THE PROMISE AND
LET’S PRAY RIGHT NOW. LORD, WE LIFT THIS UP TO YOU
KNOW AND WE ASK THAT YOU SEND FORTH YOUR ANGELS AND YOU WOULD
STRETCH FORTH YOUR HAND. AND WE REBUKE THE FUNGAL
INFECTION IN HIS BODY AND IN HIS LUNGS.
WE REBUKE THIS DINGHY FEVER. WE CALL ON HIS IMMUNE SYSTEM TO
RESPOND AND BE NORMAL AGAIN. WE SPEAK TO EVERY RED BLOOD
CELL AND EVERY T CELL. WE SAY, ENERGIZE AND HAVE LIFE.
AND WE DECLARE OVER HIM, HE SHALL NOT DIE BUT LIVE AND
DECLARE THE GLORY OF THE LORD. NOW LORD, FOR THOSE WATCHING
AND HAVING NEEDS, FINANCIAL NEEDS, PRAYING OVER CHILDREN
AND PRAYING OVER GRANDCHILDREN. WE COME INTO AGREEMENT WITH
THEM. WE COME INTO AGREEMENT WITH
ANYONE WHO IS SICK. WE LIFT THEM ALL TO THE THRONE
OF GRACE. AND THEY BECOME YOUR CHILDREN.
KNOWING YOU LOVE US AND YOU RECEIVE US AND KNOWING IT IS
YOUR WE — YOUR WILL TO HEAL AND YOUR WILL TO RESTORE IN
YOUR WILL TO PROVIDE. AND WE ASKED — WE ASKED NOW,
STRETCH FORTH YOUR HAND TO DO MIRACLES AND DO WONDERS TODAY.
LET YOUR MANIFEST PRESENCE APPEAR TO PEOPLE.
AND BE WITH THEM NOW. FOR WE ASK IT IN JESUS’ NAME.
>> SOMEONE WITH SOME NERVE DAMAGE AND IT IS COMING FROM
YOUR NECK AND IT IS MAKING YOUR ARM AND YOUR HAND VERY PAINFUL
AND TINGLING, GOD IS HEALING THAT NERVE DAMAGE TODAY AND YOU
WILL HAVE RELIEF IN JESUS’ NAME.
>> SOMEONE WHO HAS ARTHRITIS IN BOTH HANDS AND IT IS PAINFUL
TO MOVE YOUR JOINTS AND GOD IS RESTORING EVERYTHING TO YOU.
HE IS RESTORING NIMBLENESS TO YOUR FINGERS.
JUST BEGIN TO DO WHAT YOU COULDN’T DO BEFORE AND REALIZE
THAT GOD HAS DONE A WONDERFUL MIRACLE FOR YOU.
HE IS ABLE TO REVERSE ALL THE DAMAGE AND JESUS’ NAME.
BE RESTORED RIGHT NOW.>> SOMEONE WHERE YOU HAVE
PROBLEMS WITH YOUR LEFT ELBOW AND I BELIEVE IT IS A TENNIS
RELATED INJURY. YOU ARE LEFT-HANDED.
AND GOD IS HEALING YOU RIGHT NOW.
HE IS RESTORING THAT JOINT. RESTORING EVERYTHING TO YOU.
YOU ARE NOT EVEN PRAYING AND YOU WERE JUST WONDERING IF THIS
COULD BE FOR YOU. IT IS FOR YOU RIGHT NOW IN
JESUS’ NAME, BE HEALED AND BE MADE WHOLE.
SOMEONE ELSE YOU HAVE INCREASED PRESSURE ON BOTH OF YOUR
EYEBALLS. AND IT IS CAUSING PROBLEMS WITH
YOUR RETINA AND THE DIAGNOSIS IS NOT GOOD FOR YOU.
AND YOU ARE WONDERING, WILL I GO BLIND?
GOD HAS SAID NO. YOU ARE GOING TO BE HEALED.
TODAY IS YOUR DAY. JUST RECEIVED IT RIGHT NOW IN
JESUS’ NAME. AMEN.
IF YOU HAVE BEEN TOUCHED BY GOD, LET US KNOW.
LET US SHARE YOUR GOOD REPORT. CALL US AT 800-700-7000.
IF YOU NEED PRAYER, WE ARE HERE FOR YOU AND WE WANT TO STAND
WITH YOU IN PRAYER AND AGREEMENT.
WE ARE HERE FOR YOU 24 HOURS A DAY.
IF YOU NEED PRAYER, OUR HONOR AND PRIVILEGE IS TO PRAY FOR
YOU. 800-700-7000.
WENDY.>> STILL AHEAD, THEY BUILT A
FAMILY TOGETHER AND A CHURCH TOGETHER BUT ALL THE WHILE,
THEY WERE GROWING APART.>> I COULD SEE THE CHANGE
HAPPENING.>> IT IS A RECIPE FOR
DISASTER IN A MARRIAGE.>> FIND OUT WHAT BROUGHT THEM
BACK TOGETHER AGAINST ALL ODDS. COMING UP.
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CLUB. CHILDREN WERE CRUEL TO A YOUNG
GIRL IN CHINA BECAUSE SHE WAS BORN WITH A CLEFT LIP.
HER ONLY FRIEND, A LITTLE KITTEN.
AS SHE GREW OLDER, HER CONDITION BECAME SO SEVERE THAT
HER FATHER FEARED SHE MIGHT DIE.
>> HE HAD NEVER SEEN ANY CHILD AS KIND AS HIS DAUGHTER,
WENJUAN.>> SHE WAS GENEROUS.
>> BUT HER GENEROSITY USUALLY BACKFIRED.
>> WHEN SHE GAVE HERBAL INTO ANOTHER CHILD, HE RAN AWAY WHEN
HE SAW HER FACE.>> HER MOUTH WAS VERY
STRANGE. WE ALL THOUGHT SHE WAS AN
ALIEN.>> WHEN WENJUAN WAS BORN WITH
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MENTAL ILLNESS, MR. ZHANG AND HIS MOTHER DID THEIR BEST TO
RAISE A WENJUAN. BUT AS PEOPLE CONTINUED TO
REJECT HER, SHE STARTED TO WITHDRAW.
>> I SAW HER LAYING BY HERSELF A LOT.
HER ONLY FRIEND WAS THE KITTY CAT.
I WANTED HER TO GO TO SCHOOL, GET A JOB AND GET MARRIED.
I LOVED HER WITH ALL OF MY HEART.
AND I WAS ABLE TO OVERLOOK HER CLEFT LIP AND PALATE.
BUT I KNEW OTHER PEOPLE WOULD NOT OVERLOOK HER LIP.
>> SHE WAS NOT ABLE TO EAT MUCH.
>> SHE WAS HALF THE SIZE OF OTHER CHILDREN HER AGE.
I DECIDED TO FIND A WAY TO FIX HER LIP.
>> AS A FARMER, HE ONLY MAKES $8 A DAY SO IT WOULD TAKE YEARS
TO SAVE FOR SURGERY.>> WHEN I GOT HIRED AT WORK,
I THOUGHT OF WENJUAN AND HOW SHE WOULD GREET ME AND WANT ME
TO CARRY HER AROUND ON MY NECK WHEN I GOT HOME.
>> BUT WHEN WENJUAN’S CLEFT LIP ONLY GOT WORSE, SHE
COULDN’T TALK AND AT ONE TIME SHE FAINTED.
>> THE DOCTOR SAID THE CHILD WAS IN DANGER BECAUSE SHE WAS
SO DEHYDRATED. I WAS AFRAID I WOULD LOSE HER
AND I DID NOT KNOW HOW TO GO ON.
I LOVED HER MORE THAN LIFE.>> SO WHEN MR. ZHANG HEARD
ABOUT CBN, HE ASKED US FOR HELP AND WE ARRANGED SURGERY FOR
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AND WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK WITH MORE OF THE 700 CLUB AFTER
THIS.>>> KENDALL AND STARLA’S
MARRIAGE WAS BUCKLING UNDER THE PRESSURE AND THEY BOTH KNEW
THEY WERE HEADED FOR DISASTER. STARLA WANTED TO START SEEING A
MARRIAGE COUNSELOR AND INSTEAD KENDALL STARTED SEEING ANOTHER
WOMAN.>> HE SAID ALL OF THESE BAD
THINGS THAT DESTROY A MARRIAGE. OUR PRIORITIES WERE ALL
CONFUSED. ALL MIXED UP.
>> KENDALL AND STARLA BRIDGES MET AND GOT MARRIED ATTENDING A
UNIVERSITY. DESPITE THEIR ATTRACTION,
CONFLICT BEGAN TO ARISE ALMOST IMMEDIATELY.
>> AFTER THE HONEYMOON PHASE PAST, WE RECOGNIZED THAT WE
WERE COMPLETE OPPOSITES IN NEARLY EVERY SINGLE WAY.
I TRIED TO CHANGE HER. SHE TRIED TO CHANGE ME AND ALL
IT DID WAS CREATE MORE CONFLICT.
>> THE FACT THAT WE THOUGHT WE KNEW EVERYTHING MADE IT
REALLY DIFFICULT AND OUR MARRIAGE BECAUSE WE WERE BOTH
VERY STUBBORN AND WE WERE JUST DESTROYING EACH OTHER AND A
STRING OUR MARRIAGE.>> 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 TO KNOW THAT THAT JUSTIFIES THE PROBLEMS YOU MAY
BE HAVING AND I THOUGHT, HOW CAN THIS BE A BAD THING?
WE ARE BUILDING A CHURCH. WE ARE REACHING PEOPLE.
WE ARE HELPING FAMILIES GET BACK TOGETHER.
BUT WE WERE NOT DOING IT TOGETHER.
AND THAT IS A RECIPE FOR DISASTER IN A MARRIAGE AND.
>> IN THE YEARS PASSED, THE COUPLE GREW MORE AND MORE
DISTANT.>> I MENTIONED TO MY HUSBAND,
CAN WE SEE A COUNSELOR? IS THAT POSSIBLE AT ALL?
>> AND EVERY TIME IT WAS NO. WE WERE SUPPOSED TO KNOW HOW TO
GET THROUGH THESE PROBLEMS.>> I BECAME A VERY ARROGANT,
SELFISH AND STUPID PERSON. AND STARTED THINKING THAT I WAS
THE ONE MAKING THIS HAPPEN RATHER THAN RECOGNIZING.
I’M SIMPLY JUST A TOOL IN GOD’S HAND AND I FELL HEAD FIRST INTO
THE TRAP.>> THEY BEGAN COUNSELING.
>> I COULD TELL SOMETHING WAS WRONG.
I HAD THAT DISCERNMENT — THAT FEELING 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.
I KEPT THINKING, I HAVE NOT DONE ANYTHING WRONG YET. AND
SO IT IS ALWAYS EASIER TO TAKE ONE STEP.
>> EVENTUALLY THE RELATIONSHIP TURNED INTO AN
AFFAIR.>> SOON IT WILL KEEP YOU
LONGER THAN YOU WANT TO STAY AT IT WILL COST YOU MORE THAN YOU
WANT TO PAY. I FOUND THAT OUT TO BE TRUE
MORE THEN I REALIZED.>> AFTER THE TWO WERE SPOTTED
TOGETHER, KENDALL KNEW HE HAD TO CONFESS.
>> THAT IS WHEN I CALLED MY WIFE AND I TOLD HER WHAT I HAD
DONE. I ADMITTED THAT I HAD BEEN
UNFAITHFUL. I FAILED MY FAMILY.
I FEEL MY WIFE.>> I WAS FURIOUS.
I WAS ALSO AT PEACE BECAUSE FINALLY, I WASN’T CRAZY.
AND MY DISCERNMENT WAS CORRECT.>> AT THAT MOMENT, I WAS SO
OVERCOME WITH THE SPIRIT OF SUICIDE THAT I HONESTLY THOUGHT
THAT THE BEST THING FOR MY WIFE, ME AND MY KIDS WOULD BE
FOR ME TO JUST KILL MYSELF AND FOR THEM TO NOT HAVE TO DEAL
WITH FACING THE SHAME OF MY SINS.
>> I EVEN HAD TROUBLE JUST PRAYING BECAUSE I FELT LIKE GOD
HAD TURNED HIS BACK ON ME. I PRAYED FOR SO MANY YEARS FOR
THIS TO NOT HAPPEN AND IT DID.>> THE AFFAIR CAUSED OF THE
BRIDGES TO LOSE THEIR CHURCH AND THEIR MINISTRY.
THEY STAYED TOGETHER BUT THE STARS REMAINED.
AND ALTHOUGH KENDALL REPENTED AND GOT COUNSELING, STARLA’S
HEART WAS HARD.>> I REALIZED HOW BADLY I HAD
HURT HER AND I REALIZED HOW BADLY I HAD HURT OUR CHILDREN.
I MADE A COMMITMENT TO HER THAT I WAS GOING TO DO WHATEVER IT
TOOK TO WIN HER HEART BACK.>> MY HUSBAND WAS DOING
EVERYTHING RIGHT. HE WAS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT
MANNED. HE WAS GOOD, KIND AND LOVING
AND HE PUT ME FIRST. BUT MY ANGER WAS GROWING.
EVERYTHING THAT I HAD GROWN TO HATE IN MY HUSBAND, THE
ARROGANCE, THE PRIDE OF THE ANGER WAS ALL INSIDE OF ME NOW.
>> ONE DAY STARLA WAS READING A BIBLE STORY WHERE JESUS IS
WITH THE PHARISEES AND A WOMAN IS CAUGHT IN ADULTERY.
>> I HAD HEARD THAT STORY AND MY ENTIRE LIFE, HE SAID, LET
HIM WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE.
ANY OF YOU CAN DO IT. BUT THIS TIME WHEN I WAS
READING THAT STORY, EVERYTHING WAS DIFFERENT.
AND IT WAS ME. I WAS THE RELIGIOUS RULER.
THE PHARISEE, THE JERK. THAT JUST WANTED TO STONE MY
HUSBAND. AND I JUST FELT THIS POWERFUL
FEELING COME OVER ME. AND I JUST CRIED OUT FOR GOD TO
HELP ME FORGIVE MY HUSBAND AND DROP THE ROCKS.
IT WAS REALLY THE PIVOTAL POINT IN MY LIFE AND IN OUR MARRIAGE.
BECAUSE I WAS ABLE TO FORGIVE MY HUSBAND.
>> IT TOOK SEVERAL MORE YEARS BUT GOD SAVED THEIR MARRIAGE.
>> IT WAS THE HARDEST THING WE HAVE EVER DONE.
WHEN I WAS ABLE TO FORGIVE AND OUR MARRIAGE WAS RESTORED, IT
BECAME MORE BEAUTIFUL THEN I EVER THOUGHT IT COULD BE
BECAUSE WE WERE LOVING GOD’S WAY AND NOT OUR WAY.
>> THE BRIDGES ALSO RETURNED TO MINISTRY AND FOUNDED THE
FREEDOM CHURCH IN CARROLLTON, TEXAS.
>> OUR MARRIAGE IS BETTER NOW THEN IT HAS EVER BEEN PRIMARILY
BECAUSE OUR PRIORITIES ARE RIGHT.
GOD IS NUMBER ONE. OUR MARRIAGE IS SECOND.
OUR KIDS ARE NEXT. THE CHURCH COMES AFTER THAT.
GOD’S BLESSING THIS WORK MORE THAN HE DID THE OTHER.
AND I’M JUST SITTING BACK AND BLOWN AWAY AT WHAT GOD IS DOING
THROUGH US.>> THE COUPLE HAS CO-AUTHORED
THE BOOK “BETTER MARRIAGE” TO HELP OTHER COUPLES AVOID THE
PITFALLS THEY STUMBLED INTO.>> WE ARE OPEN ABOUT OUR
FAILURES. WE RECOGNIZE THAT OUR SCARS
DISQUALIFY US FROM SOME PEOPLE BUT THEY QUALIFY AS FOR OTHERS.
THOSE ARE THE PEOPLE I BELIEVE GOD HAS ASSIGNED TO US TO
MINUTES OR TO.>> I KNOW WE WOULD NOT HAVE
EXPERIENCED OF THE MARRIAGE, THE LOVE, HAPPINESS OR THE JOY
THAT WE HAVE TODAY IF WE HAD NOT GONE THROUGH THIS PURIFYING
TIME.>> AND WE ARE TESTIMONIES OF
THE FACT — OF GENESIS 50-20 THAT WHAT THE ENEMY MEANT FOR
HARM, GOD CAN TURN AROUND FOR GOOD.
WE SURRENDERED OUR WILL TO HIS AND HE WAS ABLE TO TAKE
SOMETHING OUT OF IT AND MAKE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL OUT OF IT.
>> THAT IS THE KEY. SURRENDERING YOUR WILL TO HIS.
FOR MARRIAGE, YOU LOOK AT IT AND YOU LOOK AT THE LIFETIME
COMMITMENT. FOR STARLA AND KENDALL, THEY MADE THAT.
THEN WHEN THEY STARTED THEIR MARRIAGE, THEY STARTED TO
REALIZE HOW DIFFERENT THEY WERE.
AND THEN OVER TIME, VARIOUS THINGS CAME IN.
FOR KENDALL, IT WAS PRIDE. IT WAS, I AM DOING ALL OF THIS
GREAT STUFF. AND THEN HE FALLS INTO AN
AFFAIR. FOR STARLA, IT WAS, SHE JUST
GREW APART. THEY ALL STARTED DOING THEIR
OWN THINGS. IT IS A COMMON STORY.
BUT WHAT IS UNCOMMON ABOUT THE STORY IS WHAT THEY DID TO STICK
TOGETHER. TO SAY, WE CAN OVERCOME THIS
AND WITH GOD’S HELP, WE CAN TURN THIS AROUND.
AND KENDALL SAID, WHAT I DID DISQUALIFIED ME FROM SOME
PEOPLE. AT THE SAME TIME, IT QUALIFIED
ME TO BE AN EFFECTIVE WITNESS TO THOSE GOING THROUGH THE SAME
THING. REALIZE THAT GOD HATES DIVORCE.
AND HE SAYS WHY HE HATES IT. HE HATES IT BECAUSE HE WANTS
RIGHTEOUS CHILDREN. AND CHILDREN WHO HAVE GONE
THROUGH DIVORCE, YOU KNOW THE PROBLEM.
CAN GOD REDEEM THAT? THE ANSWER IS YES.
CAN GOD REDEEM THE MARRIAGE? THE ANSWER IS YES.
CAN GOD REDEEM YOU? THE ANSWER IS YES.
AND THEN WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN THROUGH, HE CAN THEN USE AS A
WONDERFUL TESTIMONY FOR OTHERS. I FOUND A WAY OUT AND THAT WAY
OUT, HIS NAME IS JESUS. AND WHEN YOU DO IT HIS WAY, IN
ACCORDANCE WITH HIS WILL AND YOU HUMBLE YOURSELF TO SAY, I
CAN’T DO THIS, BUT YOU CAN. IF YOU ARE GOING THROUGH A
MARRIAGE DIFFICULTY, WE ARE HERE FOR YOU.
WE ARE NOT HERE TO JUDGE YOU OR TELL YOU ALL THE WRONG THINGS
YOU ARE DOING. WE ARE HERE TO TELL YOU THAT
GOD LOVES YOU AND HE HAS A WAY FOR YOU.
WE ALSO HAVE A FREE PACKET ON MARRIAGE.
AND IT WILL GIVE YOU SOME SCRIPTURAL GUIDANCE OF WHAT YOU
CAN DO. THE POSITIVE STEPS YOU CAN
TAKE. IT IS ALL FREE.
THE PHONE CALL IS FREE. 800-700-7000.
>> HERE IS A WORD FROM FIRST CORINTHIANS CHAPTER 16, VERSE
14. “DO EVERYTHING IN LOVE.”
GOD BLESS YOU. SEE YOU AGAIN.
.>> TOMORROW, CHILDREN ARE