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>>TODAY…AS NORTH KOREA LAUNCHES MORE TESTS, WHERE ARE ITS NUKES HEADED NEXT. AND WHAT IS KIM JONG-UN’S END GAME? OUR EXPERTS WEIGH IN.>>>AND THEN…START THE SCHOOL YEAR RIGHT WITH DR. KEVIN LEMAN. LEARN HOW TO PREP YOUR KID FOR THE CLASSROOM AND BEYOND. ON TODAY’S “700 CLUB.” *>>Pat: HEY, WELCOME, FOLKS, TO THIS EDITION OF “THE 700 CLUB.” WELL, THAT BUNCH OF CRAZIES IN NORTH KOREA HAVE DONE IT AGAIN. THEY HAVE MADE ITS LATEST AND MOST POWERFUL THREAT YET, COMING IN THE FORM OF A HYDROGEN BOMB. UNDERGROUND TESTS, A BIG EXPLOSION, MAYBE 60 OR 70 TIMES NOR MORE POWERFUL THAN THE ONE WE DROPPED IN HERE HIROSHIMA.>>Terry: WHILE NORTH KOREA IS MOVING AHEAD WITH ITS NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAM, IT IS ALSO WORKING ON THE MISSILES TO DELIVER THEM TO OTHER COUNTRIES, INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES. DALE HURD HAS THE STORY.>>Reporter: AS TENSE AS THE SITUATION WITH NORTH KOREA HAS ALREADY BECOME, IT COULD GET WORSE. SOUTH KOREA BELIEVES THE NORTH IS PLANNING ANOTHER MISSILE LAUNCH WITHIN A FEW DAYS. THE TEST LAUNCH OF WHAT SOME SUSPECT WILL BE AN INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILE CAPABLE OF HITTING THE UNITED STATES COULD COME THIS SATURDAY. THAT’S THE ANNIVERSARY OF NORTH KOREA’S FOUNDING, AND LEADER KIM JONG-UN MAY WANT TO SHOW OFF HIS ABILITY TO TARGET THE U.S. WITH NUCLEAR WEAPONS 6789.>WEAPONS.>>THE STAKES COULD NOT BE HIGHER. THE URGENCY IS NOW.>>Reporter: AT A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL ON MONDAY, THE U.S. REPEATED ITS WARNING TO NORTH NORTH KOREA.>>NUCLEAR POWERS UNDERSTAND THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES. KIM JONG-UN SHOWS NO SUCH UNDERSTANDING. HIS ABUSIVE USE OF MISSILES AND HIS NUCLEAR THREATS SHOW HE IS BEGGING FOR WAR.>>Reporter: JAPAN, WHICH HAD A NORTH KOREAN MISSILE FLY THROUGH ITS AIR SPACE TOLD THE SECURITY COUNCIL SOMETHING MUST BE DONE.>>THE SECURITY COUNCIL MUST ACT TO STOP NORTH KOREA FROM CONTINUING DOWN THIS ROAD.>>Reporter: SOUTH KOREAN WARSHIPS CONDUCTED LIVE-FIRE EXERCISES AT SEA TO SHOW STRENGTH. ON MONDAY, SEOUL USED F-15 FIGHTER JETS AND LAND-BASED BALLISTIC MISSILES TO SIMULATE AN ATTACK ON NORTH KOREA’S NUCLEAR TEST SITE, TO STRONGLY WARN THE NORTH OVER THE RECENT DETONATION. CHINA HAS BEGUN NUCLEAR RADIATION EMERGENCY DRILLS ALONG ITS BORDER WITH NORTH KOREA. PRESIDENT TRUMP ASKED IN WASHINGTON IF HE WOULD ATTACK NORTH KOREA SAID, “WE’LL SEE.” RUSSIA, CHINA, AND THE EUROPEAN UNION CLAIM THERE IS NO MILITARY SOLUTION TO THE CRISIS, BUT ALL HAVE CONDEMNED NORTH KOREA.>>THE PATH UNDERTAKEN BY NORTH KOREA IS DANGEROUS, IRRESPONSIBLE, AND ILLEGAL.>>Reporter: NO U.S. MILITARY ACTION APPEARS IMMINENT, AND NIKKI HALEY IS CALLING FOR THE STRONGEST POSSIBLE SANCTIONS AGAINST NORTH KOREA AT THE U.N. WHILE THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION LOOKS INTO PENALTIES AGAINST NATIONS THAT DO BUSINESS WITH THE NORTH. DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.>>Pat: WELL, WHAT DO YOU DO? HOW DO ARE YOU GOING TO PUT A PENALTY ON CHINA THAT HAS TRADE WITH THE UNITED STATES OF $400 BILLION OR $500 BILLION A YEAR, SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS THAT WE RECEIVE, WE GET FROM CHINA, AND WHAT WE SELL, WE SELL TO CHINA. SANCTIONS STEAM TO BSANCTIONS SEEM TO BE T
HE MAIN WEAPON AGAINST NORTH KOREA. FOR MORE ON THAT, WE’RE JOINED BY ANTHONY SHAPIRO. HE WORKED IN THE U.S. GOVERNMENT FOR 17 YEARS. HE WAS A U.S. ADVISOR TO THE TALKS WITH NORTH KOREA IN 2005. AND IT IS A PLEASURE TO WELCOME HIM TO “THE 700 CLUB.” THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US. IT LOOKS LIKE THEY SAY THE PEOPLE IN SEOUL — WE’VE GOT ABOUT A MILLION PEOPLE AT RISK UNDER THE GUNS OF NORTH KOREA. WHAT CAN WE DO TO STOP THIS PROVOCATION?>>WELL, THANKS FOR HAVING ME. I THINK YOU SAID IT RIGHT, THAT SANCTIONS ARE THE BEST AND A PEACEFUL MEANS TO LIMIT NORTH KOREA’S PROGRAMS AND TO TRY TO ATTEMPT TO ROLL THEM BACK. SANCTIONS ON NORTH KOREA ARE NOWHERE NEAR WHAT WE HAD AGAINST IRAN. STARTING ABOUT SEVEN YEARS AGO. SO WE REALLY NEED TO RAMP UP SANCTIONS. WE KNOW WHAT THE PROBLEM IS, BUT WE HAVEN’T REALLY BEEN ABLE TO TACKLE IT, WHICH IS CHINA AND RUSSIA. THEY ARE THE PROBLEMS. THEY ARE THE ONES WHO’S FIRMS AND INDIVIDUALS ARE FACILITATING NORTH KOREA.>>Pat: OUR TRADE WITH CHINA IS ENORMOUS. WE ARE DEPENDENT ON THEM FOR SO MANY OF THE GOODS WE NEED HERE. HOW DO WE PUT BITING SANCTIONS ON THE CHINESE IF THEY DEAL WITH THE NORTH KOREANS?>>SURE. THAT’S ALWAYS A CONCERN. AND WHAT WE HAVE TO DO IS MAKE SURE THAT THE SANCTIONS ARE TARGETED. FIRST OFF, WE HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT THESE FIRMS AND INDIVIDUALS AND BANKS ARE BREAKING U.S. LAW. SO THE OPTION OF NOT DOING SOMETHING IS NOT REALLY AN OPTION. BECAUSE WE NEED TO PROTECT THE U.S. FINANCIAL SYSTEM AND ENFORCE U.S. LAW. BUT WHAT THAT DOESN’T MEAN — IT DOESN’T MEAN THAT WE HAVE TO GO TO THE EXTREME LEVEL OF PROHIBITING THESE BANKS FROM THE U.S. FINANCIAL SYSTEM. IT DOESN’T MEAN THAT WE HAVE TO START SOME KIND OF TRADE WAR. THERE ARE WAYS TO DO THIS. I BELIEVE THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS DOING THIS — THEY’RE STARTING WHAT I LIKE TO CALL IS AN ESCALATION LADDER, AND THEY’RE RIGHT NOW AT THE END — AT THE BOTTOM OF THAT LADDER. THEY’RE MOVING UP THAT LADDER SLOWLY. THEY’VE GONE AFTER ONE CHINESE BANK. THEY’VE GONE AFTER A BUNCH OF CHINESE COMPANIES AND INDIVIDUALS. I THINK THE NEXT LEVEL WILL BE GOING AFTER ANOTHER CHINESE BANK OR BANKS. BUT THERE ARE WAYS TO DO THIS BEFORE WE GET TO SORT OF THE END OF THE ESCALATION, WHICH WOULD BE MORE EXTREME AND HARM THE U.S.-CHINA RELATIONSHIP.>>Pat: WE HAVE AT THE N.S.A. THE MOST SOPHISTICATED CYBER-WARFARE CAPABILITY IN THE WORLD. CAN WE USE THAT AGAINST NORTH KOREA TO REALLY SHUT THEM DOWN, FROM A CYBER-ATTACK?>>THERE HAVE BEEN SOME RUMORS THAT THE UNITED STATES IS USING OFFENSIVE CYBER-ACTIVITIES AGAINST NORTH KOREA’S MISSILES SYSTEMS. THAT WAS SOME OF THE REASONS GIVEN FOR SOME OF THE FAILURES THAT WE SAW BEFORE, SOME OF THE MISSILE FAILURES, BUT NOW WE’VE SEEN A STRING OF SUCCESSES, SO MAYBE THERE IS NOT A ONE FOR ONE MATCH. CERTAINLY THAT IS SOMETHING THAT SHOULD BE LOOKED AT. I’M MORE FOCUSED, FRANKLY, ON DEFENDING OURSELVES AGAINST NORTH KOREA’S CYBER-ACTIVITIES. AFTER NORTH KOREA TRIED TO DEVASTATE SONY PICTURES AFTER THE MOVIE “THE INTERVIEW,” AND SOME OF THE THINGS THEY HAVE DONE AGAINST CHINA, AND TRYING TO STEAL A MILLION DOLLARS FROM A BANGLADESH BANK USING THE U.S. FEDERAL RESERVE — NORTH KOREA IS VERY SOPHISTICATED ON ITS CYBER SIDE, AND I’M NOT SURE WE’RE REALLY READY FOR THAT.>>Pat: NORTH KOREANS HAVE IMPOSED TREMENDOUS PAIN ON THEIR OWN POPULATION. THE THOUGHT IS THEY CAN SURVIVE ALMOST ANY SANCTIONS THAT COME AGAINST THEM. WHAT CAN WE DO TO STOP THIS? LET ME ASK YOU ABOUT ONE OTHER THING, TOO. THE IDEA OF AN E.M.P. BLAST OF A NUCLEAR MISSILE IN THE ATMOSPHERE, SAY 10, 15 MILES IN THE AIR ABOVE CHICAGO, COULD LITERALLY FRY ALL OF THE ELECTRONICS IN AMERICA. HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THAT? ARE PEOPLE TAKING THAT SERIOUSLY? AND WHAT CAN WE DO TO DEFEND AGAINST IT?>>SO, ON YOUR FIRST POINT, ON HUMAN RIGHTS, CERTAINLY NORTH KOREA STARVES ITS OWN PEOPLE. THE NUMBERS ARE ANYWHERE FROM 100,000 OF THEIR OWN CITIZENS IN ESSENTIALLY PRISON CAMPS. SUFFERING LEVELS OF TORTURE THAT PROBABLY PEOPLE CANNOT EVEN IMAGINE. AND CERTAINLY THE REGIME DOES NOT USE ITS REF NEW REVENUE FOR ITS PEOPLE. THIS SORT OF BELT-TIGHTENING, THIS MYTH ON BELT-TIGHTENING AGAINST SANCTIONS — NORTH KOREA USES THEIR REVENUE FOR THREE PURPOSES: FOR THEIR WEAPONS PROGRAMS, FOR THEIR MILITARY, AND TO BUY LUXURY GOODS TO KEEP THE ELITE HAPPY. IF WE START TIGHTENING THE REVENUE, THEY’LL HAVE TO CHOICE AMONG THOSE THREE. SO FOR THEM, THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE SOME TOUGH CHOICES. ON E.M.T., I HAVEN’T SEEN ANY EVIDENCE THAT IS THEIR GOAL OR PURPOSE. IT IS MORE LIKELY IF THEY WERE GOING TO SEND A MISSILE TOWARDS THE UNITED STATES, THAT IT WOULD HAVE A NUCLEAR WEAPON THAT THEY WOULD BE INTENDING TO USE AGAINST THE UNITED STATES, VERSUS AN E.M.P., WHICH WE HAVEN’T SEEN ANY EVIDENCE OF THEM TESTING. BUT I’M ALWAYS IN THE BUSINESS OF NOT UNDERESTIMATING NORTH KOREA. I THINK THERE ARE TOO MANY PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT SORT OF RELY ON, WELL, WE HAVEN’T SEEN THAT, OR LOOKING FOR THOSE TYPE OF CLUES, SO NORTH KOREA COULD CERTAINLY BE WORKING ON THE NEXT LEVEL E.M.T. OR SOMETHING ALONG THOSE LINES.>>Pat: ONE LAST QUESTION: DO YOU THINK THEY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO WEAPONIZE A THERMONUCLEAR DEVICE, TO PUT IT ON THE NOSE CONE OF A ROCKET, AND DOES IT HIT THE UNITED STATES? HAVE THEY BEEN ABLE TO DO THAT, DO YOU THINK, OR NOT?>>WELL, IT LOOKS LIKE — MOST OF THE INTELLIGENCE ASSESSMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN UNFORTUNATELY LEAKED SUGGEST THAT PART OF THAT, MAKING IT THE RIGHT SIZE TO FIT ON THE NOSE CONE, HAS HAPPENED. I THINK TIME WILL TELL. WE’LL HAVE TO WAIT THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS TO SEE WHAT TYPE OF DEVICE IT IS. THE INTERESTING PART OF THIS TEST — I THINK MOST PEOPLE THINK IT WAS PROBABLY A MULTI-STAGED NUCLEAR WEAPON. THE INTERESTING THING ABOUT THIS TEST IS USUALLY THEY TUNNEL INTO A MOUNTAIN, AND THE BLAST IS SELF-CONTAINED. BUT APPARENTLY THERE WAS A SECOND COLLAPSE. THERE WAS A COLLAPSE OF THEIR TUNNEL, PERHAPS, WHICH COULD INDICATE THAT THERE WILL BE THE RELEASE OF SOME GASSES THAT CAN BE ANALYZED AND GIVE US SOME CLUES ABOUT WHAT THE DEVICE WAS AND WHAT WAS TESTED.>>Pat: ANTHONY, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. OUR EXPERT.>>>WELL, IN OTHER NEWS, THE DAMAGES FROM HURRICANE HARVEY COULD COST UP TO $ $180 BILLION. AND THE WORST MAY NOT YET BE OVER FOR MANY TEXANS IN WEST HOUSTON. THE CLEANUP CONTINUES. MORE WATER WILL HAVE TO BE RELEASED FROM DAMS IN THE AREA, AND THAT WILL BRING EVEN MORE FLOODING TO THOSE POOR PEOPLE. OUR REPORTER, ERIC GONZALES, SHOWS US THE NEW DAMAGE IT WILL LEAVE BEHIND.>>Reporter: WE’RE IN WEST HOUSTON, JUST ABOUT A MILE OR SO AWAY FROM WHERE THE RELEASES TOOK PLACE, AND YOU CAN SEE THE DAMAGE THAT WAS LEFT BEHIND. THIS IS PRETTY MUCH THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN GET AROUND IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN HOUSTON. IT IS ABOUT FIVE TO SIX FEET OF WATER THAT IS GRADUALLY GOING DOWN, BUT THE RESULTS INSIDE MANY OF THESE HOMES IS CATASTROPHIC.>>IT’S COMPLETELY WIPED OUT. EVERYTHING IS WITHIN AT LEAST TWO FEET OF WATER. ALL OF THE FURNITURE IS GONE, APPLIANCES, EVERYTHING.>>Reporter: ENGINEERS TELL CBN NEWS THAT THE RUSH IS ON RIGHT NOW FOR HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS TO GET AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE OUT OF THEIR WATER-SOAKED WEST HOUSTON HOMES BECAUSE OVER THE NEXT FIVE DAYS, MORE WATER HAS TO BE RELEASED FROM TWO NEARBY RESERVOIRS, WHICH WERE BUILT IN THE 1940s. THE DAMS OR SHOWING THEIR AGE AND COULD GIVE WAY IF MORE WATER IS NOT RELEASED RELEASED. PEOPLE ARE TAKING STOCK OF THEIR DAMAGES.>>WE’VE LOT A LOT. A LOT. BUT IT IS JUST WORLDLY POSSESSIONS.>>Reporter: THEY ARE JUST GRATEFUL TO FELLOW TEXANS, STRANGERS WHO HAVE SHOWED UP AT THEIR HOME TO HELP RIP OUT THE CARPET AND DRYWALL.>>THERE IS SO MUCH BEAUTY THE LORD IS BRINGING OUT OF THIS, I JUST WANT TELL YOU. IT IS REALLY WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT, THE BRIDE OF CHRIST BEING TOGETHER.>>WE’RE TRULY BLESSED TO HAVE SOME FRIENDS WHO HAD A HOUSE, WHO ALLOWED US TO MOVE THERE AND SAID, DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT FOR NOW. GET YOUR STUFF AND GET IN THERE. IT IS YOUR HOUSE.>>Reporter: IN ROCKPORT, ALONG THE TEXAS COASTLINE, AND NEARLY A DOZEN OTHER CITIES THROUGHOUT THE STATE, “OPERATION BLESSING” IS PROVIDING PEOPLE WITH IMPORTANT SUPPLIES THEY NEED, ALONG WITH EMOTIONAL SUPPORT.>>YOU HAVE TO FILL THIS OUT, FRONT AND BACK.>>Reporter: WORKING SIDE BY SIDE WITH FEMA CREWS, “OPERATION BLESSING” VOLUNTEERS HELPED CLEAN UP WHAT HURRICANE HARVEY LEFT BEHIND.>>I FEEL REAL BAD. SO I CAME OUT HERE TO HELP OUT AND DO MY PART, YOU KNOW, INTO HELPING OUT. SOMETHING. A LITTLE SOMETHING, BUT SOMETHING.>>Reporter: BUT THROUGH IT ALL, TEXANS ARE STRONG, RESILIENT, AND KNOW GOD WILL BRING A BRIGHTER TOMORROW.>>YOU’RE OUT THERE HELPING MORE PEOPLE. OP BLEG”OPERATION BLESSING,” YOU’RE THE ONLY PEOPLE I’VE SEEN OUT HERE HELPING RIGHT NOW. “OPERATION BLESSING,” THE WORD “BLESSING,” YOU ARE A BLESSING TO US HERE IN THIS COMMUNITY.>>Reporter: THIS IS ONE OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS HARD HIT BY THE FLOODWATERS. YOU CAN SEE ALL OF THE WORLDING POSSESSIONS OF SOMEONE. THIS IS WHAT IS HAPPENING IN NEIGHBORHOOD AFTER NEIGHBORHOOD. THIS WAS CLEARED OUT BY MEMBERS OF “OPERATION BLESSING,” VOLUNTEERS FROM “OPERATION BLESSING.” YOU KNOW, YOU GO THROUGH THIS, AND THIS IS PEOPLE’S STUFF. THEY HAVE FURNITURE. THEY HAVE CLOTHES AND TOYS. THAT’S THE BIGGEST THING. THE PARENTS ARE TRYING TO GET RID OF THESE TOYS BECAUSE WHAT WAS IN THAT FLOODWATER, EVERYTHING FROM GASOLINE TO OIL AND EVEN RAW SEWAGE — WE’RE JOINED WITH JODY GETTIS. THIS IS JUST ONE OF THE AREAS WHERE VOLUNTEERS HAVE HELPED OUT WITH “OPERATION BLESSING,” CORRECT?>>ABSOLUTELY, ERIC. WE ARE WORKING ALL OVER THE STATE OF TEXAS. WE’VE HAD OVER 2300 VOLUNTEERS WORKING IN ROCKPORT, WHERE HURRICANE HARVEY MADE LANDFALL. WE’RE WORKING IN PORT ARTHUR, AS WELL AS BEAUMONT. AND WE’RE WORKING IN ABOUT EIGHT CITIES TOTAL THROUGHOUT TEXAS.>>Reporter: HOW CAN PEOPLE HELP? YOU STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS, CORRECT?>>ABSOLUTELY. WE NEED FINANCIAL RESOURCES AND HUMAN RESOURCES. GO TO operationblessing.org AND CLICK ON VOLUNTEER. WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU COME OUT AND HELP US HELP THE PEOPLE OF TEXAS.>>Reporter: AND YOU’RE ALSO PROVIDING SPIRITUAL HEALING AS WELL?>>OH, MY GOOD, ABSOLUTELY. THESE PEOPLE ARE DEVASTATED. THIS IS RUTH’S HOME BEHIND ME, AN ELDERLY LADY WITH A DAUGHTER WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, AND THEY’RE IN TOTAL SHOCK. WE’RE JUST HERE TO LOVE ON THEM.>>Reporter: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HARD WORK, JODY. AGAIN, FOLKS OUT HERE, THEY LOST EVERYTHING. ANYTHING ANYBODY CAN HELP WITH, GO TO operationblessing.org. THAT’S THE WAY TO DO IT. PAT?>>Pat: I WANT TO SAY ONE WORD TO JODY BEFORE SHE LEAVES. JODY, TELL ME ABOUT THE FAITH LEVEL OF THESE PEOPLE. IT’S EXTRAORDINARY. THEY HAVE LOST EVERYTHING, DEVASTATION, AND THEY ARE JUST HELPLESS. WHAT IS THE SPIRITUAL LEVEL OF THESE WONDERFUL PEOPLE?>>WELL, PAT, THEY’RE TRYING TO HOLD ON TO HOPE, OF COURSE. BUT AS I WALKED THE STREETS YESTERDAY IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD, IT WAS TOUGH. RUTH WAS VERY DISTRAUGHT. SANDRA, ANOTHER ELDERLY LADY — THEY CAN’T HELP THEMSELVES. IT IS THE REALITY OF COMING BACK TO THEIR HOMES AND SEEING EVERYTHING THEY HAVE WORKED FOR COMPLETELY IN RUINS IN THE PILE BEHIND ME. THERE ARE PICTURES OF THEIR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN. THE STUFF ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD IS STUFF THAT MONEY CAN’T BUY. BUT “OPERATION BLESSING” IS HERE. I FEEL LIKE OUR GREATEST CALLING IS TO RESURRECT HOPE INTO THE PRECIOUS LIVES OF THESE PEOPLE.>>Pat: I HEARD THAT BEAUMONT, THE SEWAGE SYSTEM WENT OUT, AND THERE IS NOTHING BUT POLLUTED WATER AND THEY COULDN’T PLUSH TOILETS. COULD YOU GO INTO THAT IN SOME DETAIL?>>THAT IS CORRECT, PAT.>>YES, SIR. IT WAS REALLY HARD HERE IN BEAUMONT. THE WATER SUPPLY WENT OUT. AND YOU TURNED THE FACET ON, AND IT DIDN’T COME OUT. THE PEOPLE ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT, PAT, BUT EVEN US, AS RELIEF WORKERS, WE WERE STRUGGLING JUST TO FLUSH THE TOILET. WE WERE HAVING TO CARRY IN HUGE TANKS OF WATER TO POUR IN THE TOILET TO BE ABLE TO GO TO THE RESTROOM. NO ONE COULD TAKE SHOWERS. OF COURSE, WE HAVE GREAT RESOURCES, R.V.s, AND STUFF LIKE THAT, BUT THESE PEOPLE HAVE LOST EVERYTHING THEY HAD. BEING WITHOUT WATER IN AMERICA, WE’RE NOT USED TO THAT AT ALL. SO IT IS JUST A STRUGGLE TO SURVIVE. THE WATER IS COMING ON AND OFF AT TIMES, BUT IT IS STILL NOT AT FULL CAPACITY. AS WELL AS IN PORT ARTHUR. WE JUST NEED PRAYERS FOR THOSE FOLKS, NOT ONLY FOR VOLUNTEER HELP, BUT TO KIND OF SURVIVE THE CIRCUMSTANCES.>>Pat: THANK YOU, ERIC, AND THANK YOU FOR JODY. “OPERATION BLESSING” IS THERE, FOLKS, AND YOU CAN HELP. THEY NEED HELP. THEY NEED FINANCES. 1-800-700-7000. AND YOU CAN LOG ON TO cbn.com AND IT’S DISASTER RELIEF. WE’RE THERE, “OPERATION BLESSING.” WE’RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE, I MIGHT ADD. WE STAY IN THESE PLACES UNTIL WE GET THE JOB DONE. SO WE ARE PROBABLY THE LARGEST MOBIL MOBILIZER OF VOLUNTEERS. WE HAVE A THOUSAND OR SO VOLUNTEERS WORKING, AND WE MOBILIZE THEM INTO DISTINCT GROUPS SO THEY CAN GO AND HELP THESE PEOPLE. IF THEY DON’T BRING THAT JUNK OUT TO THE EDGE OF THE PROPERTY, FEMA WON’T PICK IT UP. SO IF IT IS 10 OR 20 FEET BEHIND, THEY WON’T PICK IT UP. SO WE’VE GOT TO HELP THE ELDER PEOPLE, FOR EXAMPLE, BRING THIS STUFF OUT SO THE FEMA PEOPLE WILL PICK IT UP.>>Terry: AND WHO CUTS OUT THE DRYWALL, WHO PULLS OUT THE WET INSULATION? SOMEBODY HAS TO GO IN AND DO THAT –>>Pat: THESE VOLUNTEERS DO IT, AND GOD GLES BLESS EVERY ONE OF THEM COMING DOWN TO HELP.>>>ANYHOW, IS A TRAGEDY — WE USE THE TERM BIBLICAL PROPORTION. BUT WE WERE HERE AND PRAYING FOR PEOPLE. YESTERDAY WAS OUR LABOR DAY PRAYER MEETING.>>Terry: HERE AT CBN LABOR DAY, THAT DAY IS MORE THAN JUST A HOLIDAY. BACK IN 1961, BEFORE THE FIRST BROADCAST HIT THE AIRWAVES, ALL OF OUR EMPLOYEES GATHERED ON LABOR DAY FOR A TIME OF PRAYER. AND WE’VE MADE IT A TRADITION EVER SINCE THEN. THIS YEAR WE MADE SURE THAT THE STAFF OF CBN, REGENT UNIVERSITY AND “OPERATION BLESSING” WERE LIFTED UP IN PRAYER, ALL OF THOSE AFFECTED BY HURRICANE HARVEY. TAKE A LOOK.>>Pat: YOU CAN’T CONCEIVE OF THE DEVASTATION. THE PEOPLE HAVE LOST EVERYTHING, LOST EVERYTHING, ALL OF THEIR EARTHLY POSSESSIONS GONE. GREAT SWATHS OF THE AREA ARE UNDER WATER. THERE ARE MANY WHO ARE FIGHTING FOR THEIR LIVES. I SPENT A LOT OF TIME IN KATRINA DURING THAT AWFUL STORM THAT HIT NEW ORLEANS. BUT IT IS NOTHING COMPARED TO WHAT HAS HAPPENED WITH HARVEY IN TEXAS. PRAY FOR THOSE BRAVE PEOPLE. CONTINUE TO UPHOLD THEM, CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THEM. “OPERATION BLESSING” IS WORKING, CBN INTERNATIONAL IS WORKING — WE’RE ALL WORKING DOWN THERE TO HELP THOSE PEOPLE AS MUCH AS WE CAN. SO WE’RE PRAYING. SO LET’S NOT STOP PRAYING BECAUSE THE DAMAGE AND THE HEART ATTACK WILL GO ON FOR YEARS. IT’S NOT SOMETHING THAT IS SHORT-TERM. SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS. GOD BLESS YOU. [APPLAUSE]>>Terry: I WANT TO JUST ADD THAT IF YOU ARE SOMEONE WHO HAVE VOLUNTEER, THEY’RE GOING TO BE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE TO HELP FOR A LONG TIME. 1-800-700-7000 IS THE NUMBER TO CALL. OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO cbn.com.>>>WELL, STILL AHEAD, PAT GOES ON THE HOT SEAT FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF “YOUR QUESTIONS; HONEST ANSWERS.” LANCE SAYS, MY PASTOR RECENTLY TOLD THE CONGREGATION THAT MARRIED COUPLES MUST HAVE CHILDREN. I THOUGHT THIS WAS A PERSONAL CHOICE. IS THIS A MANDATE FROM GOD?” PAT IS GOING TO WEIGH IN ON THAT AND MORE, WHEN WE>>Terry: A FEW DAYS AGO, WE FEATURED THE STORY OF A RESEARCHER WHO HAD CRACKED THE CODE OF ALZHEIMER’S, AND HIS TREATMENT OF THE DISEASE IS NOTHING SHORT OF REVOLUTIONARY. THE RESPONSE TO THAT STORY HAS BEEN OVERWHELMING, SO WE’RE GOING TO BRING DR. DALE BREDESEN ON OUR SHOW LIVE TO SHARE MORE OF HIS FINDINGS. WE WANT YOU TO KNOW IN ADVANCE. YOU’LL BE ABLE TO SEE THAT INTERVIEW ON TOMORROW’S “700 CLUB.” SO DON’T MISS THAT.>>>RIGHT NOW IT IS TIME FOR YOUR QUESTIONS AND SOME HONEST ALEXANDRA. ANSWERS. THIS IS LANCE WHO SAYS, “PAT, THE PASTOR OF THE CHURCH WE’VE BEEN ATTENDING FOR A FEW MONTHS RECENTLY PREACHED THAT MARRIED COUPLES HAD TO HAVE CHILDREN IF MEDICALLY POSSIBLE, AND THAT YOU’RE LIVING OUTSIDE THE WILL OF GOD IF YOU DIDN’T CHOOSE TO. IN 1 CORINTHIANS 7, PAUL SAYS HE WISHES THAT ALL MEN WOULD REMAIN SINGLE AS HIMSELF, BUT IT IS BETTER TO MARRY THAN TO BURN. WE ALWAYS BELIEVED THAT THE DECISION TO MARRY OR NOT OR HAVE CHILDREN OR NOT IS UP TO THE INDIVIDUAL AND NOT MANDATED BY THE CHURCH. WE’RE INTERESTED IN YOUR THOUGHTS.”>>Pat: THE EARLY MANDATE BETWEEN GOD AND MAN WAS BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY AND POSSESS THE EARTH AND HAVE DOMINION OVER THE EARTH. SO PART OF IT IS TO MULTIPLY. BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY. THAT IS KIND OF LIKE A HEAVENLY MANDATE OVER MANKIND. BUT WE HAVE MULTIPLIED COMPLETELY THER. THERE ARE ALMOST TOO MANY. THIS ISN’T SOME DICTATORSHIP OR DEMOCRACY. WE HAVE FREEDOM. AND YOU’RE EXACTLY RIGHT, THE FREEDOM TO HAVE CHILDREN OR TO NOT HAVE CHILDREN. TO SAY YOU MUST DO IT OR YOUR SINNING AGAINST GOD IS RIDICULOUS.>>Terry: THIS IS SERENA WHO SAYS, “IS IT BAD TO ASK BELIEVERS OR NON-BELIEVERS ADVICE ON SOMETHING, OR SHOULD YOU ONLY GO TO GOD. I’VE BEEN GOING TO GOD ABOUT SOMETHING I’M GOING THROUGH. I’VE TALKED TO A PASTOR AND MY GRANDMA, WHO IS A VERY GODLY PERSON. I FEEL LIKE I’M BEING IMPATIENT AND PUTTING OTHER PEOPLE’S OPINIONS OVER GOD IF I ASK SOMEONE’S ADVICE AFTER I HAVE ALREADY ASKED GOD. SHOULD I ASK OTHER PEOPLE AS WELL ABOUT IT?”>>Pat: IF YOU HAVE A LINE WITH THE LORD AND HE SPEAKS TO YOU CLEARLY, THAT’S IT. YOU DON’T NEED TO HAVE SOMEBODY ELSE TALK TO YOU. BUT THE BIBLE SAYS, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU MAKE YOUR WAR SEEK COUNSEL. IN THE MULTITUDE OF COUNSELLORS, THERE IS SAFETY. SO THE IDEA OF HAVING GODLY COUNSEL IS CERTAINLY BIBLICAL. AND, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU’RE GETTING TO MAKE A MAJOR DECISION, IT DOESN’T HURT. BUT I’LL TELL YOU WHAT, IF YOU KNOW IN YOUR HEART WHAT GOD WANTS, THEN YOU BETTER JUST DO WHAT GOD TELLS YOU, AND NOT EXPOSE THAT TO THE UNBELIEF OF OTHERS. BUT THAT’S A ROCKY DEAL. BUT THE OVERALL THING IS GODLY COUNSELLORS. THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE WISDOM IN CERTAIN AREAS, AND IT DOESN’T HURT TO ASK SOMEBODY. WHAT STOCKS WOULD YOU RECOMMEND? DO YOU THINK I OUGHT TO INVEST IN SO AND SO? AND SOMEBODY WHO KNOWS BETTER SAYS, THAT’ YOU BETTER STAY AWAY FROM IT.>>Terry: THIS VIEWER SAYS, “I KNOW THAT JESUS TOOK ALL OF MY GUILT AND SHAME, AND I UNDERSTAND THAT MY SIN WAS THE AREN’T HE DIED FOR ME. WHAT I WANT TO KNOW, IS WHY DO SEXUAL SINS MAKE YOU FEEL MORE GUILTY THAN OTHER SINS. WILL GOD PENALIZE ME FOR THE SEXUAL SINS I COMMITTED? I HOPED TO BE TOTALLY FREE OF THIS.”>>Pat: LOOK, YOU’RE A HUMAN BEING. IF YOU’RE A MAN OR A WOMAN — YOU’RE SEXUAL BEINGS. GOD CREATED US FOR REPRODUCTION. AND HE GAVE US CERTAIN DESIRES AND PASSIONS. AND THOSE DESIRES AND PASSIONS, UNFORTUNATELY, WHEN THEY’RE OUT OF CONTROL, CAN LEAD TO REAL SERIOUS PROBLEMS: BROKEN FAMILIES, CHILDREN OUT OF WEDLOCK, ALL KINDS OF PROBLEMS. SO BECAUSE SEX IS SO POWERFUL, THE RESULTS OF MISUSE OF SEX CAN, YOU KNOW, HURT MORE THAN IF YOU EAT TOO MUCH CHOCOLATE CAKE AT LUNCH, YOU KNOW? [LAUGHTER]>>Terry: JUST A LITTLE MORE.>>Pat: A LITTLE MORE.>>Terry: THIS IS CYNTHIA WHO SAYS, “MY MOM HAS BEEN A CHRISTIAN MANY YEARS, BUT SHE REFUSES TO FORGIVE PEOPLE, AND AS A RESULT HAS BECOME CYNICAL TOWARDS EVERYONE, EVEN FAMILY. DOES GOD ALLOW PEOPLE INTO HEAVEN WHO BELIEVE IN JESUS BUT WHO DO NOT FORGIVE THEIR BROTHERS?”>>Pat: I’LL TELL YOU WHAT, IT IS VERY CLEAR — YOU KNOW THAT PRAYER, THE LORD’S PRAYER, AND FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO TRESPASS AGAINST US. IT IS IN THE PRAYER. JESUS SAYS WHEN YOU STAND PRAYING, IF YOU HAVE OUGHT AGAINST ANY — I’M NOT GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE ETERNAL DESTINY OF SOMEBODY. BUT I WILL TALK ABOUT THIS: I PROMISE YOU, IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A FORGIVING SPIRIT, YOU WILL NOT EVEN TASTE OF A MIRACLE. YOU WILL NOT HAVE MIRACLES IN HEALING. YOU WILL NOT HAVE MIRACLES IN FINANCIAL PROVISIONS. YOU WILL NOT HAVE MIRACLES OF INTERPERSONAL BLESSING. YOU WILL CUT YOURSELF OFF FROM ALL OF THE BLESSINGS THAT GOD HAS FOR YOU IF YOU LACK FORGIVENESS IN YOUR HEART. NOW, DOES THAT TAKE AWAY YOUR SALVATION? I’M NOT PREPARED TO SAY BECAUSE I DON’T HAVE CLEAR SCRIPTURAL MANDATE, BUT IT CERTAINLY IS VERY, VERY CLEAR IN THE BIBLE, “FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO TRESPASS AGAINST US.” I’VE GOTTEN TO THE POINT IN MY OWN LIFE, I’M INCAPABLE OF HOLDING A GRUDGE AGAINST ANYBODY. I CAN’T DO IT. THE LORD JUST WANTS ME TO FORGIVE PEOPLE. AND I WANT TO BE BLEF. BLESSED. I WANT TO WALK IN HIS BLESSING. SO IS IT WORTH HOLDING A GRUDGE TO CUT OFF THE BLESSING OF GOD? OF COURSE NOT. BUT THAT’S THE RULE. SO YOU CAN TAKE IT FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH.>>Terry: WISE COUNSEL. THANK YOU. THAT’S ALL OF THE TIME WE HAVE FOR YOUR QUESTIONS TODAY, BUT WE THANK YOU FOR SUBMITTING THEM.>>>WELL, COMING UP, A BACK-TO-SCHOOL LESSON FROM BEST-SELLING AUTHOR KEVIN LEMAN. LEARN HOW PARENTS AND STUDENTS CAN GET THE MOST OUT OF THE SCHOOL YEAR WHEN WE RETURN.>>Terry: IF YOU HEARD A COLLECTIVE SIGH OF RELIEF OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS, IT IS PROBABLY FROM PARENTS WHO FINALLY SHIPPED THEIR KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL. BUT AS KEVIN LEMAN SAYS, THE IMPORTANT THING FOR PARENTS ISN’T THAT THEY GET THEIR CHILDREN ON THE RIGHT BUSES, BUT MAKING SURE THOSE KIDS ARE GETTING IN THE RIGHT SEAT. TAKE A LOOK.>>Reporter: BEST-SELLING AUTHOR DR. KEVIN LEMAN SAYS FINDING THE RIGHT SCHOOL FOR YOUR CHILD, WHETHER PUBLIC, PRIVATE, OR HOME-SCHOOLED, IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISIONS PARENTS MAKE. DR. LEHMAN BELIEVES EVERYBODY DESERVES A QUALITY EDUCATION, BUT IT IS VITAL TO MAKE SURE YOUR KIDS ARE IN THE RIGHT SCHOOL. IN HIS BOOK, HE PROVIDES MUCH-NEEDED TOOLS TO CHOOSE THE BEST SCHOOLING OPTION FOR THE CHILD, TO HELP STUDENTS PREPARE FOR LIFE BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM.>>Terry: OUR GOOD FRIEND, DR. KEVIN LEMAN IS HERE WITH US NOW.>>THANK YOU.>>Terry: I WANT TO MENTION AT THE TOP, ALL OF THE THINGS WE ARE TALKING ABOUT TODAY ARE INCLUDED IN YOUR NEW, “THEDUCATION ALA CART.”>>I DON’T THINK PARENTS ARE AWARE OF ALL OF THE CHOICES. THERE ARE MAGNET SCHOOLS AND CHARTER SCHOOLS, PRIVATE SCHOOLS, PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS — YOU NAME IT, AND THEY’RE OUT THERE.>>Terry: I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS THAT IS DIFFICULT FOR A PARENT IS TO FIGURE OUT WHAT’S YOUR CHILD’S LEARNING STYLE? MOST OF US WENT TO SCHOOL, AND WHEREVER YOU LANDED, YOU LANDED. IT IS TRUE FOR YOU. I WAS SO SURPRISED TO READ WITH ALL OF YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND YOUR BOOKS AND STUDIES, THAT YOU WERE SMART, BUT YOU HAD TERRIBLE GRADES IN GRADE SCHOOL. WHAT HAPPENED?>>I NEVER FIGURED OUT I WAS SMART UNTIL LATER ON. I SPENT A LOT OF MY ELEMENTARY EDUCATION STANDING IN THE CORNER LOOKING AT PAINT CHIPS. THAT IS WHAT THEY DID WITH ME. I GRADUATED FOURTH AND BOTTOM OF MY CLASS IN HIGH SCHOOL.>>Terry: WHAT MOTIVATED YOU? YOU DIDN’T GO ON TO COLLEGE RIGHT AWAY. YOU WORKED FOR A WHILE. AND WHAT WAS IT THAT MADE YOU SAY, YOU KNOW WHAT, I NEED TO TURN THIS AROUND?>>I BECAME A BELIEVER. I MET MY WIFE IN THE MEN’S ROOM OF A HOSPITAL WHEN I WAS A JANITOR. SHE WAS THE INSPIRATION THAT GOD USED IN MY LIFE TO HELP PULL THE TRIGGER. AND AFTER I BECAME A BELIEVER, GOD GAVE ME MOTIVATION AND I WENT IN AND NEVER LOOKED BACK. I HAVE 13 YEARS OF COLLEGE. I REMEMBER BEING IN A READING GROUP WITH A GIRL WHO ATE PASTE. I WAS GOING NOWHERE. [LAUGHTER]>>BUT NOW, WITH THE BOOK “EDUCATION ALA CART,” I CHALLENGE PARENTS TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE LEARNING STYLE OF YOUR KID.>>Terry: HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS?>>NOBODY IS BETTER EQUIPPED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR KID THAN YOU ARE. YOU’RE THE BEST TEACHER THAN YOUR CHILD WOULD EVER HAVE. IS YOUR KID INTERESTED IN PEOPLE, DATA, OR THINGS? YOU CAN SEE THE FUTURE ENGINEER WHO IS WORKING WITH HIS LEGOS, BUT, AGAIN, YOU’VE GOT A KID IN MUSIC, WHO LOVES MUSIC AND DRAMA, WOULD YOU SEND HIM TO THE PUBLIC SCHOOL DOWN THE STREET WHO JUST SLASHED THEIR ENTIRE BUDGET AND DON’T HAVE MUCH TO OFFER? I CHALLENGE PARENTS, IF THERE EVER WAS A BOOK THAT WAS A GUIDE, A HANDY GUIDE — AS MY PUBLISHER SAYS, THIS BOOK HAS LEGS, BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES OUT THERE FOR KIDS. MY FRIEND, BILL BENNETT — WHO ENDORSED MY BOOK –>>Terry: YOU CAN’T GET BETTER THAN THAT.>>HE WAS SO GREAT TO DO THAT. HE SAYS, EVERY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEEDS TO ENSURE THAT KIDS LEARN TO READ. THAT’S LATE-BREAKING NEWS IN A LOT OF PLACES BECAUSE THEY’RE NOT LEARNING TO READ. WE DON’T SET THE HIGH-JUMP BAR HIGH ENOUGH FOR KIDS. AT LEMAN ACADEMY –>>Terry: TALK ABOUT THAT. YOU HAVE SOME CHARTER SCHOOLS THAT ARE DOING SOME PRETTY AMAZING WORK.>>THEY REALLY ARE. WE HAVE HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR KIDS. WE INSIST THAT PARENTS BECOME INVOLVED IN THE EDUCATION. AND MAKING CHILDREN MINE WITHOUT LOSING YOURS, AND HAVING A KID BY FRIDAY, TWO OF MY PARENTING BOOKS — AND IT WAS FUN FOR ME TO TAKE THOSE PRINCIPLES I WROTE ABOUT — YOUR CHILD IS NOT THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE. AND VITAMIN “E,” HOW DO YOU ENCOURAGE KIDS TODAY? WE PUT AUTHORITY IN THE CLASSROOM TEACHER’S HAND.>>Terry: WHICH WE HAVE SEEN BEING ERODED FROM THE PUBLIC SYSTEM FOR DECADES IL.>.>>FROM THE GET-GO. THERE ARE MAGNET SCHOOLS THAT SPECIALIZE IN CERTAIN TYPES OF TRAINING, AND THERE ARE HIGH SCHOOLS WHERE KIDS LEARN AUTO MECHANICS. YOU CAN BE A GOOD COACH TO YOUR CHILD BECAUSE EVERY PARENT WORRIES ABOUT PEER GROUP AND ABOUT SOCIAL PRESSURE AND COMPETING IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY. THE DAYS OF CRAYONS AND COLORING IN KINDERGARTEN ARE OVER. THOSE KIDS ARE READING. IT IS ACCELERATED.>>Terry: AND I THINK PARENTS ARE SOMETIMES OVERWHELMED BY ALL OF THAT, KEVIN. AND NOW YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT POTENTIALLY, IF THEY’RE NOT IN A CHARTER SCHOOL, PLACING KIDS IN DIFFERENT SCHOOLS. ONE FAMILY MAY HAVE KIDS IN DIFFERENT SCHOOLS, AND HOW DO YOU JUGGLE THAT?>>PARENTS HEAR THAT AND I THINK THEY WANT TO GET A GUN OUT AND LET ME HAVE IT. BUT THE TRUTH IS YOUR KIDS ARE VERY DIFFERENT. INMENIN MANY FAMILIES, THEY’RE VERY, VERY DIFFERENT. IT GETS BACK TO LOOKING AT KIDS’ POTENTIAL AND TRYING TO GUIDE THEM THROUGH IT. AS FAR AS HOMEWORK GOES, DON’T DO THE HOMEWORK FOR YOUR KIDS. WOULD YOU TURN YOUR MUSIC DOWN, I’M TRYING TO DO THE HOMEWORK. “B” DOESN’T START UNTIL “A” IS COMPLETED.>>Terry: HOW DO YOU GET A CHILD TO WANT TO DO THEIR HOMEWORK, AFTER THEY’VE BEEN IN SCHOOL ALL DAY. THEY COME HOME — WE’RE RAISING OUR GRANDDAUGHTER, AND WHEN SHE COMES HOME — SHE IS ONLY IN K-5, BUT SHE WANTS TO PLAY.>>I THINK IT IS GOOD FOR KIDS TO COME HOME AND PLAY AND HAVE A SET TIME. YOU CAN LEAD THAT HORSE TO WATER, BUT YOU CAN’T MAKE THEM DRINK IT. BUT I GO BACK TO A SIMPLE PRINCIPLE, “B” DOESN’T HAPPEN UNTIL “A.” KIDS ALREADY WANT EVERYTHING. THEY’RE ON THE TAKE. WE KNOW THAT FROM THE DAY THEY’RE BORN. THEY’RE ALWAYS ASKING FOR SOMETHING. A SIMPLE RETORT LIKE, HONEY, I SEE YOUR HOMEWORK IS NOT DONE. WHEN THAT IS DONE, WE’LL TALK ABOUT “B,” THE NEXT THING. I WANT TO EMPHASIZE THE AUTHORITY. GOD IS NOT A AUTHORITARIAN, BUT HE IS A SUPREME WHAT? AUTHORITY. WE NEED AUTHORITY IN THE HOME. LET YOUR YES BE YES AND YOUR NO BE NO. IF THE KID GETS IN TROUBLE IN OUR SCHOOL, I TELL THE PARENTS, EXPECT TO GET A CALL FROM US. THAT IS KEEPING THE TENNIS BALL IN THE COURT IT SHOULD BE IN. HOLD THOSE LITTLE SUCKERS ACCOUNTABLE. IT IS GREAT TRAINING IN LIFE.>>Terry: THE BOOK IS “EDUCATION ALA CART,” AND IT IS AVAILABLE WHEREVER BOOKS OR SOLD. IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT ABOUT ALL OF THE SCHOOL OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO YOU, IT IS IN HERE. THANK YOU. IT IS WISE COUNSEL.>>YOU’RE WELCOME.>>Terry: STILL AHEAD, A FAMILY FALLS ON HARD TIMES AFTER A DAD GETS LAID OFF AFTER 17 YEARS.>>AFTER I LOST MY JOB, IT WAS REALLY CHALLENGING.>>WE HAD NO MONEY COMING IN, AND WE HAD TO START LIVING ON THE CREDIT CARDS.>>Terry: SEE HOW THIS FAMILY OF SIX GETS BACK ON THEIR FEET, AFTER THIS.>>AND WELCOME BACK TO “THE 700 CLUB.” HURRICANE IRMA COULD BE ON A COLLISION COURSE WITH THE U.S. IT GREW INTO A POWERFUL CATEGORY 5 STORM TODAY. THE STORM IS HEADING STRAIGHT TO THE CARIBBEAN AND COULD HIT SOUTH FLORIDA BY SATURDAY. PEOPLE THERE ARE ALREADY GETTING A HEAD START BY STOCKING UP ON WATER, BATTERIES, LANTERNS, AND MORE.>>HARVEY, EVERYONE WAS KIND OF TAKEN BACK. YOU SEE HOW BAD THAT WAS. OBVIOUSLY, WE’RE FROM FLORIDA, SO WE’RE USED TO THIS TYPE OF SITUATION, BUT IT IS ALWAYS GOOD TO BE PREPARED.>>A STEPHE STATE OF EMERGENCY HAS BEEN DECLARED IN POWRT PUERTO RICO, THE VIRGIN ISLANDS.>>>THE PRESIDENT TWEETED, CONGRESS, GET READY TO DO YOUR JOB, DACA.” DACA LET’S ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS WHO CAME TO THE U.S. AS CHILDREN STAY HERE AND GO TO SCHOOL HERE. CONGRESS WILL NOW TRY TO COME UP WITH A REPLACEMENT PLAN FOR DACA.>>YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE LATEST NEWS FROM cbnnews.com. TERRY WILL BE BACK WITH MORE OF “THE 700 CLUB” RIGHT AFTER THIS.>>Terry: JASON KEAN LOVES COMING HOME TO HIS WIFE AND FAMILY, BUT HE ALSO LOVES GOING TO WORK. JASON IS THANKFUL THAT HE HAS A JOB BECAUSE NOT LONG AGO HE WAS UNEMPLOYED AND BURNING THROUGH HIS LIFE SAVINGS.>>Reporter: THE KEAN HOUSEHOLD IS ALL FULL OF ENERGY, ESPECIALLY WHEN DAD GETS HOME. PIERNTION IT I>>IT IS VERY JOYOUS EVENT WHEN I COME HOME. IT IS A BLESSING TO COME THROUGH THE DOOR AND BE GREETED BY A HAPPY FAMILY.>>Reporter: BUT TIMES WEREN’T ALWAYS HAPPY FOR THIS FAMILY OF SIX.>>AFTER I LOST MY JOB, IT WAS REALLY CHALLENGING. WE WERE FACING A LONG TIME WITHOUT ANY REAL RELIABLE SOURCE OF U INCOME.>>IT WAS HARD AFTER HE HAD BEEN UNEMPLOYED FOR THREE MONTHS, AND WE HAD TO START LIVING ON THE CREDIT CARDS.>>Reporter: WHILE JASON SENT OUT RESUME AFTER RESUME, HE AND HIS WIFE, ASHLEY, USED ALL OF THEIR RESOURCES KEEPING THEIR FAMILY AFLOAT. THEY QUICKLY WENT THROUGH THEIR LIFE SAVINGS.>>IF I DIDN’T GET A JOB SOON, WE WERE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE SOME HARD DECISIONS.>>WE HAD A FINITE AMOUNT IN THE BANK ACCOUNT. THEY WILL TURN OFF YOUR ELECTRICITY AND THEY WILL TURN OFF YOUR WATER IF YOU DON’T PAY THEM FOR LONG ENOUGH, THEY WILL COME AND TAKE YOUR HOUSE FROM YOU.>>Reporter: KNOWING THAT THE KEANS WERE DESPERATE, A FRIEND TOLD THEM ABOUT “OPERATION BLESSING’S” “ONE HEART MINISTRIES.”>>WE THOUGHT IT WOULD JUST BE FOOD, BUT THEY HAD TOILET PAPER AND DIAPERS.>>Reporter: JASON’S JOB EFFORT PAID OFF.>>I WENT FROM UNEMPLOYED TO GENERAL MANAGER IN ABOUT SIX MONTHS.>>IT IS VERY EXCITING TO HAVE AN INCOME AGAIN. IT IS MEETING OUR NEEDS RIGHT NOW. AND WITH “ONE HEART MINISTRIES,” AND “OPERATION BLESSING,” WE ARE MEETING OUR BILLS. IF I COULD TALK TO THE PEOPLE WHO DONATE AND SUPPORT “OPERATION BLESSING” AND “ONE HEART MINISTRIES,” I WOULD SAY THANK YOU. I APPRECIATE WHAT YOU ARE DOING FOR US.>>Terry: IF YOU’RE A “700 CLUB” MEMBER, IT IS YOU THEY ARE THANKING BECAUSE YOU MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO BE THERE FOR FAMILIES LIKE THE KEANS. THERE ARE LOTS OF PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT IN THE POSITION TO ABLE TO MAIN MAINTAIN IF THEY LOSE THEIR JOBS. HELP US HELP PEOPLE. JUST DAY TO DAY LIFE AS IT HITS MANY, MANY PEOPLE ACROSS OUR COUNTRY. THAT’S JUST A PART OF WHAT “700 CLUB” MEMBERS DO. 65 CENTS A DAY, $20 A MONTH, MAKES YOU A “700 CLUB” MEMBER. AND YOU’LL BE JOINING WITH THOUSANDS OF US WHO ARE OUT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF PEOPLE HERE AT HOME AND AROUND THE WORLD. SO WILL YOU CALL NOW AND JOIN WITH US? OUR NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE, 1-800-700-7000. IT WOULD BE WONDERFUL WHEN YOU CALL AND SAY, I WANT TO JOIN “THE 700 CLUB,” IF YOU WOULD SAY, I’D LIKE TO DO IT USING PLEDGE EXPRESS. IT MEANS YOUR BANK DOES ALL OF THE WORK. IT IS PRETTY WONDERFUL. YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE STAMPS OR ENVELOPES ON HAND. IT IS ALL DONE FOR YOU. YOU CAN STOP IT WHENEVER YOU WANT. IT IS ALLOWS US TO SAVE SOME ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS THAT WILL PUT MORE OF YOUR GIFT INTO THE LIVES OF FAMILIES LIKE THE KEANS. WHEN YOU CALL, SAY, I WOULD LIKE TO JOIN “THE 700 CLUB” AND I WOULD LIKE TO DO IT USING PLEDGE EXPRESS. OUR WAY OF SAYING THANK YOU IS TO SEND YOU THESE “POWER FOR LIFE” TEACHINGS.>>>COMING UP, THEY GIVE US A GLIMPSE INSIDE THE YANKEES’ CLUBHOUSE.>>I’M STILL LEARNING. IEMG GOI THINK GOD HAS USED ME IN THE MANY WAYS.>>Terry: MATT HALLADAY TAKES US INSIDE HIS CHURCH AFTER THIS. *>>Terry: YANKEE STADIUM HAS BEEN CALLED BASEBALL’S CATHEDRAL. FOR MATT HALLADAY, IT IS ALWAYS HIS CHURCH. HE SERVES AS THE SPIRITUAL LEADER AS WELL. TOM BURYING HAS THE STORY.>>Reporter: MATT HAL HALLADAY, HE HAS MADE A CAREER OF PUSHING HIS TEAMS TOWARDS SUCCESS.>>14 YEARS, HAS THAT FLOWN?>>YEAH. I THINK SOME DAYS IT FEELS LIKE IT HAS FLOWN, BUT SOME DAYS IT FEELS LIKE IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME. I TRY TO KEEP IT DAY TO DAY. YOU START THINKING ABOUT HOW LONG IT HAS BEEN, AND SOME OF THE FIRST TEAMS I WAS ON, AND HARDLY ANY OF THEM ARE STILL PLAYING.>>Reporter: THE PROGRESSION CONTINUES WITH HIS FOURTH TEAM. PLAYING AT YANKEE STADIUM AND WEARING A YANKEE UNIFORM, DOES IT MAKE BASEBALL LOOK DIFFERENT FOR YOU?>>NO, NOT REALLY. PLAYING WITH THE CARDINALS, THAT IS SORT OF THE YANKEES’ NATIONAL LEAGUE. I PLAYED AGAINST THE YANKEES. MY GRANDFATHER WAS A HUGE YANKEES’ FAN. BUT WHEN IT COMES TO TRYING TO PLAY TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY, I’M PRETTY USED TO THAT. IS THERE SOME COOL VIBE?>>Reporter: WITH THE CLUBHOUSE FULL, YOU’RE RUNNING WITH THIS MOMENTUM?>>I REALLY HAVE ENJOYED THE SEASON. COMING TO A NEW PLACE WAS A LITTLE CHALLENGE FOR ME PERSONALLY, BUT I’VE REALLY ENJOYED IT. THE GUYS HAVE EMBRACED ME. I’VE BEEN ABLE TO HAVE A COOL PLACE ON THE TEAM SPIRITUALLY, WITH OUR BIBLE STUDIES AND OUR CHAPELS.>>Reporter: FOR A LOT OF THESE YOUNGER PLAYERS, WHAT IS THE MOST COMMON THING YOU HEAR THAT IS SOMETHING THEY NEED?>>I THINK THE STRUGGLE OF NOT DOING WELL, OR THE DAY TO DAY FAILURE THAT COMES WITH BASEBALL IS HARD. GUYS LOOK FOR AVENUES, DIFFERENT PLACES TO GET A RELIEF FROM THAT. IT IS A HARD GAME, ESPECIALLY IN THE BRIGHT LIGHTS OF NEW YORK. NOT HAVING JESUS AS THE CENTER OF THAT, IT CAN BE ROUGH, AND TRYING TO FIND AND TURN TO DIFFERENT THINGS.>>Reporter: HOW DO YOU MANAGE THE PRESSURE?>>DO I DEAL WELL WITH 0 FOR 4s, NOT REALLY. BUT I GO OUT HERE AND TRUST IN THE FACT THAT I’M WHERE I’M SUPPOSED TO BE, DOING WHAT I’M SUPPOSED TO BE DOING, AND BEING ABLE TO SEPARATE THIS AND GO HOME AND BE A GOOD HUSBAND AND TRY TO BE A GOOD FATHER, AND HELP THEM TRY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT GOD’S LOVE LOOKS LIKE. I THINK GOD HAS USED ME IN THE RIGHT WAY WITH HOW TO DEAL WITH THAT.>>Reporter: WHAT MAKES BEING A LEADER IN A CLUBHOUSE THAN BUILDING UP TRUST AND RELATIONSHIPS?>>IT STARTS IN TRUSTING YOURSELF. YOU EARN THAT TITLE WITH HOW YOU TREAT PEOPLE. OBVIOUSLY EXPERIENCE HELPS.>>Reporter: DO YOU RELISH THE MENTORING?>>I DO. I LOVE IT. THERE ARE SOME GUYS HERE THAT ARE NEW SPIRITUALLY, AND ARE STILL LEARNING, AS AM I, BUT BEING ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE THE THINGS I’VE LEARNED, ABOUT INTERPRETING SCRIPTURE AND BEING ABLE TO TALK TO THEM ABOUT WHAT GOD IS SAYING. IT IS GETTING IN THE WORD EVERY DAY, AND STARTING MY DAY WITH SCRIPTURE, AND HAVING THAT THE CENTER OF MY LIFE. I THINK IN TIMOTHY, WHEN HE TALKS ABOUT LEADERSHIP — CHURCH LEADERSHIP IS EVERYWHERE. THIS IS SORT OF MY CHURCH, AND IT’S EVERYBODY’S CHURCH. LEADING PEOPLE AND LOVING PEOPLE — I’M AN OLDER PLAYER, AND LEADERSHIP IS PART OF THE VALUE THAT I BRING.>>Reporter: I DIDN’T CALL YOU OLD.>>NO, NO. I DON’T FEEL OLD. THE AGE — IN BASEBALL YEARS, MAYBE I’M OLD, BUT I FEEL PRETTY GOOD. THAT’S THE PRAYER, TO MAKE SURE I’M OPEN TO BE USED, IF HE WANTS TO USE ME, TO MAKE SURE THAT I’M AVAILABLE.>>Terry: A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR FROM THE HEART OF A MAN WHO IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US ON “THE 700 CLUB.” WE WANT TO LEAVE YOU WITH A SONG FROM THE GROUP

James Carver

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  1. For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
           Matthew 6:14-15. The answer is "NO", you will not see the kingdom of God if you have an unforgiving heart. period.

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