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The 700 Club - September 26, 2017

Author Andy Crouch shares how to live life in a tech-centric world. Plus, hear what’s helping one group of seniors feel alive again. Read Transcript


Wendy: COMING

UP...HEAR WHAT IS HELPING

THESE SENIORS FEEL ALIVE

AGAIN.

WE'VE SEEN MEMBERS WHO

DON'T TALK VERY MUCH.

Wendy: PLUS...

MORALITY AND INTEGRITY,

WHERE IS THAT IN OUR

CULTURE TODAY.

Wendy: AND

THEN...ANDREW KRAUSS

SHARES HOW TO LIVE LIFE IN

A TECH-CENTERED WORLD.

TODAY ON "700 CLUB

INTERACTIVE."

*

Pat: WELL, WELCOME TO

"THE 700 CLUB."

THE THANKLESS REPUBLICANS

HAVE DONE IT AGAIN.

THEY PROMISED FOR SEVEN

YEARS THAT THEY WOULD

REPLACE OBAMACARE.

PEOPLE ARE SUFFERING

BECAUSE OF THE HIGH

PREMIUMS.

THOSE EXCHANGES ARE GOING

BANKRUPT ALL ACROSS THE

COUNTRY.

THERE IS THE LITTER OF THE

DAMAGE BEING DONE BY

OBAMACARE.

IF A BUSINESS HAS 50 OR

MORE EMPLOYEES, IT IS

SUBJECT TO DIFFERENT KINDS

OF PENALTIES AND SO FORTH.

SO IT IS SO EASY FOR A

BUSINESS TO KEEP ITS

EMPLOYMENT LOW.

THIS HAS BEEN A JOB

KILLER.

YOU CAN'T IMAGINE ALL OF

THE DAMAGE THAT HAS BEEN

DONE.

SO THE REPUBLICANS RAN ON

THE PREMISE THAT THEY WERE

GOING TO REPLACE -- REPEAL

AND REPLACE OBAMACARE.

BUT THEY LIED.

THEY LIED TO THE AMERICAN

PEOPLE.

THE PRESIDENT LIED -- HE

SAID, IF YOU LIKE YOUR

DOCTOR, YOU CAN KEEP YOUR

DOCTOR.

IF YOU LIKE YOUR PLAN, YOU

CAN KEEP YOUR PLAN.

HE LIED.

AND THE REPUBLICANS DID

THE SAME THING.

AND SENATOR SUSAN COLLINS

OF MAINE SAYS, I'M GOING

TO OPPOSE IT SO THEY DON'T

HAVE 50 VOTES TO CARRY IT.

AND THEY GO DOWN IN FLAMES

AGAIN.

WENDY, I DON'T UNDERSTAND

IT.

THIS THING IS AN

ABOMINATION.

Wendy: THERE ARE A

LOT OF PEOPLE SAYING THAT

VERY SAME THING.

THAT DEFEAT COMES AFTER

THE WHITE HOUSE AND G.O.P.

LEADERS IN CONGRESS WORKED

HARD TO GET ENOUGH VOTES

TO PASS IT.

CHARLENE AARON HAS THE

STORY.

Charlene: REPUBLICAN

LAWMAKERS REVISED THE BILL

SEVERAL TIMES IN AN

ATTEMPT TO WIN OVER

REPUBLICAN HOLDOUTS, WHILE

ITS SPONSORS HAD DEFENDED

THE MEASURE.

MY STATE HAD A 31%

PREMIUM INCREASE UNDER

OBAMACARE.

IF WE DON'T REPEAL AND

REPLACE, IT IS A DISASTER

FOR SOUTH CAROLINA.

Charlene: WITH THE

REPUBLICANS' NARROW 58-42

MAJORITY, IT ONLY TWO

THREE VOTES TO KILL THE

BILL.

President Trump: WE

HAVE 52 VOTES, SO WE CAN'T

LOSE ANY VOTES,

PRACTICALLY.

SO WE'RE GOING TO LOSE TWO

OR THREE VOTES, AND THAT'S

THE END OF THAT.

Charlene: TWO

REPUBLICAN SENATORS, RAND

PAUL AND JOHN McCAIN,

HAD ALREADY OPPOSED THE

BILL.

THERE ARE SOME THINGS

THAT ARE GOOD IN THE BILL.

MY CONCERN STILL IS WE

HAVE A $700 BILLION

DEFICIT, AND I THINK THIS

BILL IMMORTALIZES THE

SPENDING.

THE SPENDING WILL GO ON

AND ON AND ON.

Charlene: THEN

MONDAY, THE CONGRESSIONAL

BUDGET OFFICE RELEASED A

PRELIMINARY REVIEW OF THE

REPUBLICAN BILL, SHOWING

IT WOULD SAVE MONEY OVER

THE NEXT 10 YEARS.

$133 BILLION, BUT PEOPLE

COULD LOSE INSURANCE.

ALTHOUGH MANY OF THOSE

COULD SIMPLY BE DROPPING

OUT OF THE SYSTEM, NOT

ACTUALLY LOSING INSURANCE.

THE C.B.O. WASN'T CLEAR ON

EXACT ESTIMATES OF HOW

MANY AMERICANS WOULD BE

UNINSURED.

AND THEN MAINE SENATOR

SUSAN COLLINS CAME OUT

AGAINST THE BILL.

IT WOULD HAVE A

NEGATIVE IMPACT ON

MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WHO

ARE NOW INSURED.

SO IT WAS THAT FINAL PIECE

OF THE PUZZLE THAT I HAD

BEEN WAITING TO CONFIRM.

Charlene: AND COLLINS

SAYS THE LEGISLATION WOULD

LIKELY DRIVE UP INSURANCE

PREMIUMS FOR MILLIONS OF

AMERICANS, AND WEAKEN

PROTECTIONS.

SHORTLY AFTER COLLINS'

ANNOUNCEMENT, SENATOR TED

CRUZ TWEETED: "WE CANNOT

GIVE UP ON OBAMACARE

REPEAL.

WERE YOREPEAL.

WE MUST KEEP WORKING.

WE CAN GET TO YES."

> BUT WITH THREE

SENATORS STANDING AGAINST

THE BILL AND UNLIKELY TO

CHANGE, IT IS ESSENTIALLY

DEAD ON ARRIVAL.

CHARLENE AARON, CBN NEWS.

Pat: DOESN'T THAT

MAKE YOU SICK?

THE DIRTY LITTLE SECRET --

I MENTIONED IT YESTERDAY,

AND I'LL SAY IT AGAIN --

UNDER OBAMA THERE WAS A

SPECIAL CARVE-OUT FOR THE

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, FOR

THEIR STAFFS AND FOR

CERTAIN SELECTED PEOPLE IN

THE GOVERNMENT.

HOW DID THEY DO IT?

WELL, THEY SAID THAT THE

HOUSE AND THE SENATE ARE

SMALL BUSINESSES.

CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT?

SMALL BUSINESSES.

THEY DEAL WITH BILLIONS

AND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS,

BUT YET THEY SAID THAT

THEY'RE SMALL BUSINESSES.

WHY DOES THAT MATTER?

WELL, IN A SMALL BUSINESS,

IT IS PERMISSIBLE UNDER

THE LAW TO SUBSIDIZE THE

HEALTH PREMIUMS OF YOUR

EMPLOYEES.

IF IT IS A BIGGER

BUSINESS, YOU CAN'T DO IT.

BUT IF YOU HAVE LESS THAN

50 EMPLOYEES, IF YOU'RE A

SMALL BUSINESS.

NOW, HOW DO THEY SUBSIDIZE

IT?

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT --

GET THIS, THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT PAYS ROUGHLY

73% OF THE PREMIUMS OF THE

CONGRESSMEN, THE

CONGRESSIONAL STAFF, THE

PEOPLE IN THE GOVERNMENT.

SO THE TERRIBLE INCREASES

IN PREMIUMS THAT ARE

TAKING PLACE ACROSS THE

COUNTRY ARE NOT AFFECTING

THEM.

THE PRESIDENIF THE PRESIDENT WANTS TO

PUT THE SCREWS TO THEM, HE

OUGHT TO REVOKE THAT SMALL

BUSINESS STUFF, SINCE IT

WAS MERELY AN EXECUTIVE

ORDER THAT U PUT IT IN

PLACE.

THEY ARE BIG BUSINESSES,

AND THEY CANNOT SUBSIDIZE

THE HEALTH CARE OF THEIR

EMPLOYEES.

THAT'S WHAT THEY DO.

THEY CARVE OUT SOMETHING

NASTY, AND THEY TAKE THE

GOOD STUFF AND THEY KEEP

IT FOR THEMSELVES, AND

THEY STICK THE REST OF US.

BUT THE PREMIUMS ARE GOING

UP IN CERTAIN STATES, AS

MUCH AS 200%.

THE EXCHANGES ARE GOING

BANKRUPT ALL ACROSS THE

COUNTRY.

IT IS CHAOS.

WHAT IS SUSAN COLLINS

TALKING ABOUT, PEOPLE ARE

GOING TO LOSE THEIR HEALTH

CARE?

THEY'RE NOT GOING TO LOSE

ANYTHING.

THE NEW BILL WILL PUT

SOMETHING IN PLACE TO

SUBSTITUTE FOR THIS FAILED

SYSTEM.

WELL, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, IT IS POLITICS,

AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT.

McCAIN SAID, WELL, WE

WANT TO HAVE REGULAR

ORDER.

HOW MUCH REGULAR ORDER WAS

IT WHEN THE DEMOCRATS

JAMMED THAT LAW THROUGH

WITHOUT ONE SINGLE

REPUBLICAN VOTE?

AND JAMMED IT THROUGH

ON -- WHAT WAS IT, NEW

YEAR'S EVE?

HARRY REID JAMMED IT

THROUGH.

THERE WAS NO DEBATE.

AND NOW HE SAYS, WE'VE GOT

TO HAVE REGULAR ORDER.

BOLOGNA!

I'M MAD.

Wendy: HOW DO YOU

REALLY FEEL?

Pat: I'M DISGUSTED.

I REALLY AM DISGUSTED.

I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE

ARE DISGUSTED AND THEY'RE

GOING TO VOTE AGAINST

THESE CLOWNS BECAUSE THEY

WERE NOT DOING WHAT THEY

PLEDGED TO DO.

McCAIN RAN ON THE THING

THAT HE WAS A MAN WHO WAS

GOING TO TAKE DOWN

OBAMACARE.

AND HAVING RUN ON THAT

PLATFORM, HE LIES WHEN HE

GETS THE VOTE.

> WELL, IN OTHER NEWS,

THE UNITED STATES IS

MAKING IT CLEAR IT HAS NOT

GONE TO WAR AGAINST NORTH

KOREA.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THAT.

John: THAT'S RIGHT,

PAT.

NORTH KOREA'S FOREIGN

MINISTER CONSIDERS A TWEET

BY PRESIDENT TRUMP A

DECLARATION OF WAR.

ERIC GONZALES REPORTS ON

THE WAR OF WORDS AND WHAT

COULD HAPPEN IF THE NORTH

CARRIES OUT ITS THREAT TO

TEST A HYDROGEN BOMB OVER

THE PACIFIC OCEAN.

Reporter: NORTH

KOREA'S TOP DIPLOMAT

ACCUSES PRESIDENT TRUMP OF

OPENLY DECLARING WAR.

THSAYING THAT THE TWEET

"ROCKET MAN WON'T BE

AROUND MUCH LONGER," GIVES

THEM THE RIGHT TO STRIKE

BACK.

WE WILL HAVE THE RIGHT

TO SHOOT DOWN THE UNITED

STATES STRATEGIC BOMBERS,

EVEN IF THEY DO NOT COME

INTO OUR AIR SPACE.

Reporter: THE STATE

DEPARTMENT RAPIDLY PUSHED

BACK, TELLING CBN NEWS THE

UNITED STATES HAS NOT

DECLARED WAR ON NORTH

KOREA.

PENTAGON OFFICIALS ALSO

SPOKE OUT, DEFENDING THE

RIGHT TO CONDUCT

FLY-OVERS, INCLUDING THIS

PAST WEEKEND'S SHOW OF

MILITARY STRENGTH, AT B-1

BOMBERS AND F-15 FIGHTER

JETS FLEW ALONG THE NORTH

KOREAN COAST, FURTHER

NORTH THAN ANY TIME IN

DECADES.

IT IS OUR HOPE THEY

STOP THEIR PURSUIT OF THE

NUCLEAR PROGRAM.

IF THEY DO DO A NUCLEAR

TEST --

AGAIN, THAT GOES BACK

TO OUR JOB, TO MAKE SURE

THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS

THOSE OPTIONS.

WE HAVE A DEEP ARSENAL OF

OPTIONS TO PROVIDE THE

PRESIDENT TO MAKE A

DECISION IF THAT WERE TO

OCCUR.

Reporter: IF NORTH

KOREA FOLLOWS THROUGH WITH

A HYDROGEN BOMB NUCLEAR

TEST OVER THE PACIFIC,

RADIOACTIVE FALLOUT CAN BE

CATASTROPHIC.

THE THREATENING H-BOMB

TEST WOULD DESTROY OR

CONTAMINATE MARINE LIFE,

AND THE WIND WOULD SEND A

RADIOACTIVE CLOUD OVER

POPULATED AREAS.

WE ARE APPROACHING A

CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS-TYPE

SITUATION.

THE THREAT OF NUCLEAR WAR

IS NOT NECESSARILY HIGH,

BUT IT IS REAL.

Reporter: DARYL

KIMBELL, DIRECTOR

EXECUTIVE OF THE ARMS

CONTROL ASSOCIATION,

THINKS THE U.S. MIGHT WANT

TO THINK ABOUT HOW OTHER

COUNTRIES CAN HELP.

THE CHINESE, LIKEWISE,

COULD PLAY A ROLE IN

BROKERING A CONVERSATION.

THE SECURITY COUNCIL COULD

MEET AND BRING NORTH KOREA

INTO THE CLOSED DOOR

SETTING.

THERE ARE THINGS THAT

COULD BE DONE TO REDUCE

THE RISKS, AND NOW IS THE

TIME TO DO THAT.

Reporter: IT IS

UNCLEAR IF NORTH KOREA

EVEN HAS THE CAPABILITY TO

PERFORM A HYDROGEN BOMB

TEST.

BUT IT IS SAFE TO ASSUME

THAT THE NORTH KOREAN

DICTATOR MEANS WHAT HE

SAYS AND WILL ACT ON IT.

ERIC GONZALES, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

John: PAT, TO ERIC'S

POINT, EVERY TEST KIM HAS

THREATENED TO DO, HE HAS

ACTUALLY CARRIED OUT.

Pat: AS ONE

CONGRESSMAN SAID SO

COGENTLY, THIS IS A

COUNTRY RUN BY A CRIME

FAMILY.

THIS IS NOTHING BUT A

CRIME FAMILY.

AND ALL THEY CARE ABOUT IS

KEEPING THEIR OWN POWER.

DIDN'T HE TAKE

ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNS AND

SHOOT PEOPLE?

DIDN'T HE DO THAT?

DIDN'T HE HAVE ONE OF HIS

OWN RELATIVES MURDERED?

THIS YOUNG MAN DOESN'T

CARE, AS LONG AS HE KEEPS

POWER.

BUT THE IDEA O OF AN

ATMOSPHERIC TEST, OF A

HYDROGEN BOMB, IS

UNTHINKABLE BECAUSE OF THE

FALLOUT AND THE RADIATION

THAT COMES FROM IT.

THIS IS UNTHINKABLE, BUT

HE MIGHT WELL DO IT.

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, BUT

I, FOR ONE, AM SICK TO

DEATH OF HEARING FOOTBALL

PLAYERS WHO GET PAID

$300,000, $400,000, $

$20 MILLION, $30 MILLION,

PROTESTING ABOUT

INJUSTICE.

I'M SICK OF HEARING ABOUT

IT.

WHAT IS THE INJUSTICE?

THE I INJUSTICE IS THEY

WOULD GET PAID SO MUCH

MONEY WHEN THERE ARE SO

MANY PEOPLE SUFFERING IN

THIS WORLD.

BUT ALL OF THIS BUSINESS

OF INSULTING THE AMERICAN

FLAG, I THINK THE

PRESIDENT IS ON THE SIDE

OF THE ANGELS ON THIS ONE.

THE NFL -- THEY USED TO

SAY THE NAME OF NFL MEANT

"NOT FOR LONG."

THE PLAYERS DON'T HAVE BUT

ABOUT A SIX YEAR LIFE

PLAYING PROFESSIONAL

FOOTBALL.

BUT IT'S MY FEELING THAT

THE NFL IS DOING

IRREPARABLE HARM TO ITS

IMAGE.

PEOPLE WHO USED TO ENJOY

FOOTBALL, THINK OKAY, IF

IT IS POLITICIZED, ALL I'M

LOOKING FOR A POLITICAL

STATEMENT.

AND I'VE GOT TO WATCH

THOSE OVERPAID HULKS STAND

UP OR KNEEL DOWN AND THEY

WON'T COME OUT FOR THE

NATIONAL ANTHEM -- THIS IS

OUTRAGEOUS.

WELL, DALLAS OWNER JERRY

JONES HAS HIS OWN WAY OF

PLAYING BOTH SIDES OF THE

FIELD.

HE IS PRETTY CLEVER AT

THIS.

HERE IS THE STORY.

Reporter: THAT'S

RIGHT, PAT, JERRY JONES

JOINED HIS TEAM IN

KNEELING BEFORE THE

NATIONAL ANTHEM DURING

MONDAY NIGHT'S GAME.

JONES, AND THE COACHING

STAFF LOCKED ARMS WHILE

KNEELING ON THE FIELD, AND

THEN THEY STOOD DURING THE

NATIONAL ANTHEM.

HE SAYS, ALTHOUGH FREE

SPEECH AND THE RIGHT TO

PROTEST ARE CENTRAL TO

AMERICA'S FREEDOM, HE DOES

BELIEVE THERE IS A BUILT

OF BIT OFA DOUBLE ISSUE.

IF INDIVIDUAL PLAYERS

KNEEL IN PROTEST OF A

FOOTBALL GAME, THAT IS

SEEN AS FREE SPEECH.

WE HAVE HAD HIGH SCHOOL

COACHES WHO HAVE KNEELED

IN SILENT PRAYER AND

THEY'VE BEEN FIRED.

THE FIRST AMENDMENT IS THE

FIRST AMENDMENT.

IT GOES START TO FINISH.

WE CAN'T SAY TO ONE

FOOTBALL COACH, YOU'RE

FIRED IF YOU KNEEL IN

SILENT PRAYER AT THE END

OF THE GAME, BUT TO A

PLAYER, IF YOU KNEEL IN

PROTEST OF A GAME, YOU'RE

CELEBRATED.

Reporter: LANGFORD

ADDS IF AMERICA IS GOING

TO HONOR FREE SPEECH, IT

SHOULD BE DONE FOR

EVERYONE.

> THE KURDISH PEOPLE

TOOK A STEP TOWARDS

STATEHOOD MONDAY BY VOTING

FOR INDEPENDENCE.

OBSERVERS EXPECT A YES

VOTE OF 75% OR MORE.

AS CHRIS MITCHELL REPORTS

FROM IRBIL, THE QUESTION

NOW IS WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

Chris: AFTER THE

VOTE, KURDS TOOK TO THE

STREETS TO CELEBRATE THEIR

CLAIM TO A COUNTRY OF

THEIR OWN.

HOURS EARLIER, THEY TOOK

TO THE POLLS.

MANY CAME IN KURDISH DRESS

AND MADE IT A FAMILY

AFFAIR.

THESE KURDS ARE EXERCISING

THEIR RIGHT TO VOTE FOR

INDEPENDENCE FOR THE FIRST

TIME.

FOR MANY, IT IS ONE MORE

STEP TOWARDS A FREE AND

INDEPENDENT KURDISTAN.

EVEN THOUGH 14-YEAR-OLD

THELMA COULDN'T VOTE, SHE

CAME WITH HER FAMILY AND

EXCLAIMED THE HOPES OF THE

KURDISH PEOPLE.

YOU'RE GOING TO BE FREE

FROM NOW ON -- I HOPE

EVERYBODY VOTES FOR THAT.

IT IS REALLY SPECIAL FOR

ME.

Chris: FORMER

AMBASSADOR PETER ALBRIGHT

COMPARES THE KURDS OF

TODAY TO AMERICANS MORE

THAN 200 YEARS AGO.

THEY'RE NOT ASKING

ANYTHING FROM THE

AMERICANS, EXCEPT FOR THE

AMERICANS TO ACCEPT THAT

THE KURDS HAVE THE SAME

RIGHTS THAT AMERICANS HAD

IN 1776.

ONLY THE KURDISH

COMPLAINTS AGAINST IRAQ

ARE MUCH BIGGER THAN THE

AMERICAN COMPLAINTS

AGAINST GEORGE THE THIRD.

Chris: THE U.S.

OPPOSED THE REFERENDUM.

RETIRED GENERAL JAY GARNER

SAYS THIS STATE DEPARTMENT

POSITION IS BASED ON THE

ONE-IRAQ POLICY, WHICH

WOULD KEEP KURDISTAN UNDER

THE INFLUENCE OF THE

IRANIAN-BACKED GOVERNMENT

IN BAGHDAD.

IF WE CAUSE THE KURDS

TO STAY IN THE REPUBLIC OF

IRAQ, ONE, WE GIVE THEM TO

THE IRANIANS.

TWO, WE COMPLETE THE SHI'A

ARK THAT GOES FROM TEHRAN

THROUGH IRAN THROUGH SYRIA

INTO LEBANON AND WREAKS

TERROR ON ISRAEL.

TO INSIST OF THE UNITY

OF IRAQ UNDER A GOVERNMENT

IN BAGHDAD, THAT IS IRAN'S

CLOSEST ALLY IN THE WORLD,

THAT CREATED A MALICIOUS, MALITIA

WHICH IS COMMANDED BY THE

HEAD OF THE IRANIAN

REVOLUTION AND GUARDS, AND

WHICH IS ON KURDISTAN'S

BORDER --

Chris: THEY SAY THE

KURDS COULD STOP IRAN'S

REACH AND BE A HAVEN FOR

CHRISTIANS.

THE PLACE THAT HAS BEEN

PROTECTING IRAQ'S

CHRISTIANS, THE CHRISTIANS

OF THE MIDDLE EAST, IS

KURDISTAN.

Chris: THE KURDS FACE

HOSTILE NEIGHBORS OPPOSED

TO THEIR INDEPENDENCE

BELIEVERS BUT THAT DOESN'T

STOP KURDS, LIKE THELMA,

DREAMING OF A FREE

KURDISTAN.

IT WOULD BE A REALLY

HAPPY PLACE FOR THE

OCCURRED PEOPLKURDSPEOPLE TO BE FREE.

John: PAT, HOW DO YOU

THINK THIS WILL SHAKE

THINGS OUT IN THE MIDDLE MIDDLE

EAST?

Pat: LET'S FACE IT,

IRAQ IS A CREATURE OF THE

FOREIGN POWERS WHO COBBLE

TOGETHER SOMETHING THAT

THEY CALLED IRAQ.

THAT WAS DONE PROBABLY BY

THE BRITS.

AND SO IT USED TO BE

CALLED MES B MESABATANIA.

SO THERE IS NO IRAQ, AS

SUCH, IN HISTORY.

THEY HAVE NO MORE CLAIM

OVER THE KURDS THAN

ANYBODY ELSE.

THESE KURDS -- THE NAME --

YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT

WONDERFUL PEOPLE THEY ARE.

THE KURDS ARE GENEROUS.

THEY'RE GIVING.

THEY'RE LOVING.

AND THEY HAVE A TREMENDOUS

SOCIETY BUIL BUILT UP IN THAT

LITTLE REGION WHERE THEY

ARE IN CHARGE.

THEY OUGHT TO HAVE THEIR

OWN NATION.

AND THEY ALSO HAVE KIRKUK,

AND THEY'VE GOT SOME OIL

UP THERE, AND I'M SURE THE

IRAQI CENTRAL GOVERNMENT

DOESN'T WANT TO GIVE IT

UP.

THEY HAVE AN ARRANGEMENT

WHERE THEY HAVE SOME MONEY

GOING BACK AND FORTH.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, I

THINK THE KURDS SHOULD BE

ALLOWED TO PRODUCE THEIR

OIL AND MARKET IT AND TAKE

THE MONEY.

BUT THERE IS A KURDISH

ENCLAVE IN SYRIA.

SYRIA IS BROKEN APART.

SYRIA, AS A NATION, REALLY

SEIZES TO EXIST.

AND SO THOSE KURDS DESERVE

INDEPENDENCE.

AND THE STICKING POINT

WOULD COME WITH TURKEY.

THERE IS A KURDISH ENCLAVE

IN TURKEY.

AND THE TURK TURKS ARE JUST

TERRIFIED THAT THE KURDS

WILL RISE UP AND SOMEHOW

OVERTHREE ERDOGAN.

OVERTHROW ERDOGAN.

THE UNITED STATES

ABSOLUTELY SHOULD GET ON

THE SIDE OF THE KURDS.

THE KURDS HAVE FOUGHT WITH

USMENUS.

THE PESHMERGA HAS FOUGHT

WITH US, THE OTHER KURDISH

MALITIAS HAVE FOU FOUGHT WITH

US.

WE NEED TO STAND WITH THEM

AND LET THEM HAVE THEIR

INDEPENDENCE.

THAT IS SOMETHING THAT

ABSOLUTELY SHOULD BE DONE.

AND IT IS SMART POLICY.

LONG-RANGE IT IS SMART

POLICY.

AND IF THE TURKS DON'T

LIKE IT, TOUGH LUCK.

WENDY?

Wendy: ALL RIGHT.

WE'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

> COMING UP, THE HEALING

POWER OF MUSIC.

WE'VE SEEN MEMBERS WHO

DON'T TALK VERY MUCH START

TO SING.

MUSIC REALLY DOES

SOMETHING TO WAKE HIM UP

AND HELP HIM TO BE MORE

ENGAGED WITH WHAT IS GOING

ON AROUND HIM.

Wendy: SEE THE

AMAZING RESULTS OF MUSIC

THERAPY, WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Pat: WELL, YOU MAY

HAVE HEARD THE OLD SAYING,

QUOTE, "MUSIC SOOTHES THE

SAVAGE BEAST."

AND YEARS AGO PEOPLE

BELIEVED IN THE HEALING

POWER OF MUSIC.

TODAY'S MEDICAL RESEARCH

SHOWS US THEY WERE ON TO

SOMETHING.

AS OUR HEALTH REPORTER,

LORIE JOHNSON, REPORTS,

MUSIC THERAPY IS A PART OF

MANY TREATMENTS.

Lorie: JAMES

RODRIGUEZ LEARNS TO TALK

AGAIN BY SINGING FAVORITE

HYMNS FROM HIS TIME IN THE

CHURCH CHOIR.

* I WAS LOST BUT NOW I

SEE *

AND ALL OF GOD'S PEOPLE

SAID --

AMEN.

Lorie: WHILE A

MASSIVE STROKE TRIED TO

TAKE JAMES' SPEECH, THE

MUSIC AND MEDICINE PROGRAM

AT VIRGINIA'S HEALTH CARE

HELPS HIM GET IT BACK.

* JOY

Lorie: BE ACTUALLY

USE MORE OF OUR BRAIN WHEN

WE SING THE SAME PHRASE

VERSUS WHEN WE SPEAK IT.

BECAUSE WHEN WE ARE

SINGING, WE HAVE MELODY,

RHYTHM, AND EMOTION.

THAT'S HOW MUSIC CAN

REENERGIZE DISABLED PARTS

OF THE MIND.

WE'RE ABLE TO ACTIVATE

MORE AREAS OF THE BRAIN

AND REROUTE AND CREATE NEW

NEURO NETWORKS SO WE CAN

GET AROUND THAT DAMAGED

AREA CAUSED BY THE STROKE.

Lorie: FIRST PATIENTS

SING THE WORDS.

* HAMBURGER, STEAK

Lorie: THAN

TRANSITION TO SPEAKING

THEM.

HAMBURGER, STEAK.

Lorie: JAMES' WIFE,

SANDRA, SAYS SINCE

STARTING MUSIC THERAPY,

HER HUSBAND SPONTANEOUSLY

SPEAKS AROUND THE HOUSE.

AT TIMES, IT JUST COMES

OUT.

AND IT WOULD JUST STOP US

IN OUR TRACKS, WHEN HE HAD

GONE SEVERAL YEARS AND NOT

SPOKEN A WORD, AND

COMMUNECATIOCOMMUNICATION WAS ALMOST

NON-EXISTENT.

Lorie: PEOPLE WITH

OTHER BRAIN INJURIES ALSO

ENJOY THE MUSIC THEORY.

SEE THE DIFFERENCE IT

MAKES FOR 96-YEAR-OLD MIKE

NUDSON.

MIKE, I'M GOING TO PUT

YOUR MUSIC ON, OKAY?

YEAH.

Lorie: UNIVERSITY OF

WISCONSIN RESEARCHERS

DISCOVERED IMPROVEMENTS IN

QUALITY OF LIFE

INDICATORS, LIKE MOOD AND

MEMORY, WHEN DEMENTIA

PATIENTS, LIKE MIKE, WOULD

REGULARLY LISTEN TO MUSIC.

WE'VE SEEN MEMBERS WHO

DON'T TALK VERY MUCH START

TO SING.

Lorie: MIKE'S FAMILY

NOTICED IT, TOO.

MUSIC REALLY DOES

SOMETHING TO WAKE HIM UP

AND HELP HIM TO BE MORE

ENGAGED WITH WHAT'S GOING

ON AROUND HIM.

Lorie: THE KEY HERE

IS TREATING THE PATIENTS

TO MUSIC THEY LOVE.

SINCE THAT OFTEN VARIES,

EACH PATIENT LISTENS TO

THEIR OWN UNIQUE PLAY

LIST.

MIKE'S DAUGHTER NOTICED

SUCH A CHANGE, SHE MAKES

MUSIC A PART OF EACH VISIT

WITH HER DAD.

WE FEEL AS THOUGH WE

HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH

THIS WHOLE NEW EXPERIENCE

WITH DAD.

WE ARE ABLE TO CONNECT IN

A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT

WAY, IN A VERY GENUINE

WAY.

Lorie: LISTENING TO

MUSIC WE LOVE TRIGGERS THE

CHEMICAL DOPEMINE, WHICH

ACTIVATES OUR BRAIN'S

PLEASURE CENTER.

* WHAT YOU GIVE

Lorie: IN ADDITION TO

PRESCRIBING MUSIC FOR HIS

CANCER PATIENTS, SAN DIEGO

ONCOLOGIST STEVE EISENBERG

GOES A STEP FURTHER, BY

SERENADING THEM HIMSELF.

AND GET THIS, HE WRITES

SONGS SPECIFIC TO EACH

PATIENT.

* YEAH, YOU, YOU'RE SO

COOL *

* YOU MAKE ME SMILE

HE SPOKE WITH MY

HUSBAND FOR A GOOD HOUR ON

THE PHONE, LEARNING ALL

SORTS OF THINGS ABOUT ME,

MY TASTES IN MUSIC, MY

INTERESTS, MY HOBBIES,

WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO ME,

WHAT MY DPOAL GOALS ARE IN LIFE.

HE REALLY, I FELT,

CAPTURED THE ESSENCE OF ME

IN THE SONG.

AND IT WAS JUST BEAUTIFUL,

TOUCHING...I COULD JUST

NEVER THANK HIM ENOUGH.

Lorie: DR. EISENBERG

CITES A NUMBER OF STUDIES

PROVING MUSIC'S VALUE.

IT IS AN UNBELIEVABLE

TESTAMENT, IF YOU WILL, TO

WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING

WITH MUSIC AND HEALING AND

CANCER PATIENTS.

IT'S WHAT WE'VE ALWAYS

SUSPECTED, BUT NOW WE'RE

ACTUALLY SEEING SCANS AND

BRAIN ACTIVITY SORT OF

THAT IS CORROBORATING WHAT

WE'VE ALWAYS SORT OF

KNOWN.

* I LOVE YOU, LORD

Lorie: SO WHETHER

YOU'RE TRYING TO GET WELL

OR JUST MAINTAIN GOOD

HEALTH, MUSIC CAN HELP BY

STRENGTHENING THE MIND,

LOWERING BLOOD PRESSURE,

AND REDUCING PAIN AND

ANXIETY.

LORIE JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

Pat: THERE WAS A

STUDY TODAY, ALSO, THAT

SHOWED FOR YOU MEN, IF YOU

LIKE MUSIC, YOU'RE MORE

ATTRACTIVE TO WOMEN.

YOU DIDN'T KNOW THAT?

Wendy: REALLY?

Pat: YEAH.

Wendy: WELL, I KNOW

GUITAR PLAYERS ALWAYS SEEM

MORE ATTRACTIVE.

[LAUGHTER]

Pat: THE GUITAR

PLAYERS, THEY'VE GOT A

WHOLE BUNCH OF FANS THEY

CALL GROUPIES.

ANYHOW, THAT IS -- MY WIFE

HAS HAD A STROKE, BUT WHEN

THE LADIES COME FROM HER

BIBLE STUDY, THEY COME TO

THE HOUSE AND THEY SING

TOGETHER.

MY WIFE, WHO MAY BE HAVING

STRUGGLES TO GET THE

APPROPRIATE WORDS, SHE CAN

SING ALONG AND REMEMBER

ALL OF THE WORDS TO THE

SONG.

Wendy: IT'S AMAZING.

THE GUYS SING, LIKE,

HAMBURGER AND STEAK, AND

THEN THEY CAN SAY IT.

THERE IS REALLY SOMETHING

TO IT.

I BELIEVE THERE IS A LOT

OF HEALING.

Pat: ABSOLUTELY.

THAT WAS SENTERA, A LOCAL

HOSPITAL THAT HAS THAT

SPEECH THERAPY, THE MUSIC

THERAPY.

GOD BLESS THEM.

> OKAY, OUR SCOTT ROSS

IS GOING TO THE STREETS.

Wendy: YES.

HE IS GOING TO FIND OUT

WHAT PEOPLE THINK ABOUT

SIN.

I THINK IT GOT WRITTEN

OFF YEARS AGO.

I DON'T USE THAT

TERMINOLOGY.

I DON'T WANT TO GO

THERE.

Wendy: PLUS, WE'VE

GOT YOUR E-MAIL FROM OUR

IN BOX.

ED WANTS TO KNOW, WHEN

PRAYING, DO YOU REPEATEDLY

PRAY FOR THE SAME THING?

YOUR QUESTIONS AND HONEST

ANSWERS, COMING UP.

Wendy: SCOTT ROSS IS

KNOWN FOR TAKING IT TO THE

STREETS, AND GETTING THE

PULSE OF OUR NATION.

RECENTLY HE SET OUT TO ASK

PEOPLE ABOUT A WORD SELDOM

HEARD OUTSIDE OF THE

CHURCH.

AND THAT WORD IS "SIN."

Reporter: QUESTION:

ARE PEOPLE BASICALLY GOOD?

I LIKE TO BELIEVE SO.

EVERYBODY HAS THEIR OWN

IDEA ABOUT WHAT IS WRONG

AND WHAT IS RIGHT.

UM...

Reporter: YOU'RE

THINKING?

I THINK THERE IS A LOT

GOING WRONG.

BUT I THINK PEOPLE ARE

BASICALLY GOOD.

Reporter: IN THE

SOCIETY NOW, WHAT DO YOU

THINK?

I SAY WE'VE GOT A 50/50

SHOT.

Reporter: MORALITY

AND INTEGRITY, WHERE IS

THAT IN OUR CULTURE TODAY?

LESS THAN IT WAS

BEFORE.

I LIKE TO THINK I'M A VERY

MORAL PERSON, BUT YOU

DON'T SEE IT SOCIETY THESE

DAYS.

I THINK BASICALLY

PEOPLE WANT TO BE MORAL.

I THINK MORALITY OVER

ALL OF AMERICA IS PRETTY

LOW RIGHT NOW.

THE MORALITY AMONG THE

LARGE GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT

STILL ATTENDS CHURCH IS

VERY HIGH.

Reporter: IS THAT A

KEY, GOING TO CHURCH?

THE KEY IS THE FAMILY

UNIT.

Reporter: THAT'S A

GOOD STATEMENT.

> HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF

THE WORD "SIN," S-I-N?"

IT MEANS BAD THINGS.

SIN BASED ON THE

BIBLICAL TERM OF "SIN?"

IT IS DOING THE THINGS

THAT GOD DOESN'T WANT US

O DO.

Reporter: SIN?

I DON'T EQUATE

IMMORTALITY WITH SIN.

Reporter: YOU CAN BE

IMMORAL AND IT IS NOT A

SIN?

WELL, I JUST DON'T USE

THAT TERMINOLOGY.

I THINK IT GOT WRITTEN

OFF YEARS AGO.

Reporter: WHAT IS

SIN?

ARE YOU A SINNER?

I'M LEAVING THAT

QUESTION OUT OF THE

PICTURE.

Reporter: WHY?

I DON'T WANT TO GO

THERE.

Reporter: ARE YOU A

SINNER?

I'M SURE I AM.

I'M JUST BEING HONEST WITH

YOU.

Reporter: HAVE YOU

SINNED?

YES, WE ALL HAVE.

Reporter: DO YOU SIN?

I DON'T THINK SO.

Reporter: DO YOU EVER

SIN?

YOU HAVE NEVER SINNED IN

YOUR ENTIRE LIFE, EVER?

HAVE YOU EVER TOLD A WHITE

LIE AND DID YOU GET

CAUGHT?

[LAUGHTER]

Reporter: WHAT DO YOU

THINK ABOUT SIN?

UM...I DON'T KNOW.

Wendy: THOSE ARE SOME

FUN ANSWERS.

I LIKE THE GUY WHO SAID,

HE DIDN'T WANT TO GO

THERE.

HAVE YOU EVER SAID, I JUST

DON'T WANT TO GO THERE.

Pat: THE WORD "SIN"

YOU DON'T HEAR ANY LONGER.

THEY DON'T PREACH IT IN

THE PULPITS.

Wendy: LEAVE IT TO

OUR SCOTT ROSS TO GO OUT

AND ASK THE TOUGH

QUESTIONS.

Pat: IT MEANS MISSING

THE MARK.

IN THE OLD TESTAMENT, IT

SAID THERE WERE SO MANY

ARCHERS WHO WOULD THROW A

STONE WITH A SLING AND NOT

SIN, NOT MISS THE MARK.

SO GOD HAS A STANDARD, AND

SIN IS MISSING THE MARK.

IT'S COMING SHORT --

Wendy: THAT'S GOOD.

I'VE HEARD THAT BEFORE.

> ALL RIGHT, WE HAVE

SOME GREAT QUESTIONS.

ED WRITES IN, "WHEN

PRAYING, DO YOU REPEATEDLY

PRAY FOR THE SAME THING?

SAY YOU'RE PRAYING FOR

HEALING OR REVIVAL IN THE

NATION.

DO YOU KEEP PRAYING IF YOU

DO NOT SEE RESULTS?

SOME BELIEVE THAT A SECOND

PRAYER ON THE SAME MATTER

EQUALS UNBELIEF.

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?"

Pat: WITH ALL DUE

DIFFERENCE, JESUS SAID,

KEEP ON PRAYING, KEEP ON

KNOCKING, KEEP ON -- DO

YOU REMEMBER?

THE WHOLE IDEA IS YOU KEEP

ON PERSEVERING.

YOU DON'T STOP PRAYING.

YOU KEEP ON KNOCKING.

YOU KEEP ON DOING IT.

IT IS GREEK PRESENT TENSE,

WHICH MEANS CONTINUOUS

ACTION.

YOU KEEP ON ASKING UNTIL

YOU GET THE ANSWER.

IF YOU GET THE ANSWER,

THEN SHUT YOUR MOUTH.

IF GOD SAYS NO, THEN STOP

ASKING.

THAT'S WHAT YOU HAVE TO BE

SENSITIVE TO.

BUT IN THE MEANTIME -- YOU

KNOW, JESUS TOLD THE

PARABLE ABOUT THE

IMPORTUNE JUDGE, THE

WICKED JUDGE AND THE WIDOW

THAT CAME TO HIM.

AND SHE KEPT ON ASKING,

AND THE JUDGE SAYS, LOOK,

I'M A NASTY OLD MAN.

I DON'T GIVE ANYBODY

FAVORS.

BUT BECAUSE THIS WIDOW

KEEPS ON COME, I'M GOING

TO GIVE HER WHAT SHE ASKS

FOR.

THAT WAS WHAT THE ANSWER

WAS, KEEP ON ASKING.

Wendy: DEE SAYS, "IN

THE BIBLE, GOD HAS

REVEALED HIMSELF IN MANY

WAYS.

AND I KNOW HE CAN STILL DO

THAT TODAY.

SO DO YOU THINK GOD WILL

REVEAL HIMSELF TO PEOPLE

DIFFERENTLY, DEPENDING ON

THE PERSON, WHEN WE STAND

BEFORE HIM, WHEN IT IS

JUST HE AND THE PERSON

ALONE?"

Pat: I THINK WHEN IT

IS JUST YOU AND THE

PERSON, GOD IS GOING TO

SHOW HIMSELF IN MIGHTY

POWER.

YOU WILL SEE HIM AS HE IS,

AND IT WILL BE TERRIFYING.

IT IS A FRIGHTFUL THING TO

FALL INTO THE HANDS OF THE

LIVING GOD.

BUT, YOU KNOW, OVER THE

YEARS THERE WAS SO-CALLED

THEOFANIES, AND THERE WERE

PEOPLE WHO SAID HE WAS AN

ANGEL OF THE LORD AND HE

APPEARED LIKE A GENERAL OR

SOMETHING.

I THINK GOD CAN APPEAR IN

MANY WAYS, AND HE IS NOT

LIMITED IN ANYTHING THAT

HE DOES.

BUT YOU ASKED, FINALLY

BETWEEN YOU AND GOD --

HE'S GOING TO BE THE

FIERY, POWERFUL LORD OF

CREATION.

AND WHEN YOU SEE HIM, YOU

WILL BE SCARED TO DEATH.

AND LIKE JOB SAID, I'VE

HEARD ABOUT YOU, BUT NOW

MY EYES BEHOLD YOU, AND I

ABHORE MYSELF AND I REPENT

IN DUST AND ASHES.

WHEN YOU SEE GOD THAT HE

IS, ALL THAT MESS THAT IS

IN YOUR LIFE IS GOING TO

MELT AWAY AND YOU'LL BE

STANDING NAKED BEFORE GOD.

OKAY.

Wendy: HERE IS ONE

FROM LEE: "MATTHEW 18: 20

SAYS, WHERE TWO OR THREE

GATHER IN MY NAME, THERE

AM I WITH THEM.

WHAT I AM NOT SURE I

UNDERSTAND IS WHY IS THERE

A NEED OR UNDERSTANDING OF

PRAYER CHAINS?

IS IT THE MORE PEOPLE THAT

PRAY FOR A PARTICULARLY

REQUEST, THE BETTER CHANCE

THAT GOD HEARS OUR

PRAYERS?

I FEEL CHILDISH ASKING

THIS QUESTION, BUT THIS

HAS BEEN A DILEMMA FOR

ME."

Pat: I DON'T THINK

YOU NEED A WHOLE LOT OF

PEOPLE.

IF TWO OR MORE -- IF TWO

OF YOU AGREE ON EARTH

TOUCHING ANYTHING THEY

ASK -- BEYOND THAT, IT

IS -- MORE THAT ARE

PRAYER, THE BETTER.

I CAN'T SEE IT IS DOING

ANY HARM.

YOU HAVE A PETITION BEFORE

GOD AND THERE IS AN

ASSEMBLY OF YOU AND YOU'RE

IN AGREEMENT -- ALL OF YOU

ARE IN AGREEMENT, AND

THERE IS A GREAT POWER IN

THAT.

Wendy: ONE CAN PUT A

THOUSAND TWO FLIGHT, AND

10 CAN PUT 10,000 TO

FLIGHT -- WE KNOW THERE IS

POWER IN PRAYER.

> LINDA SAYS, "I'VE BEEN

ARGUING WITH AN ATHEIST

ABOUT OUR GOD, THAT HE DID

NOT CREATE EVIL.

HE KEEPS THROWING UP

ISAIAH 45: 7, WHERE IT

SAYS THAT GOD CREATED

EVIL.

HOW DO I EXPLAIN THIS?"

Pat: EVIL COMES ABOUT

WHEN PEOPLE DISOBEY GOD.

THE WHOLE IDEA OF THE TREE

OF GOOD AND EVIL.

THEY DIDN'T HAVE TO EAT OF

THE TREE.

THEY DIDN'T HAVE TO SIN.

AND THEY WENT BY THAT

TREE, AND EVERY TIME THEY

SAW THE TREE, THEY

REALIZED EATING THE TREE

IS BAD, AND NOT EATING IT

IS GOOD.

SO THEY LEARNED GOOD AND

EVIL.

SO DOES GOD CREATE EVIL?

YOU KNOW, IN THE OLD

TESTAMENT THERE WAS A

CONCEPT THAT GOD WAS IN

CHARGE OF EVERYTHING.

AND EVERYTHING CAME FROM

HIM, THE GOOD AND EVIL.

DID HE CREATE SATAN?

YES, HE DID.

SATAN WAS A FALLEN ANGEL,

BUT GOD CREATED HIM.

AND HE, IN A SENSE, IS THE

AUTHOR OF EVIL.

SO DO YOU BLAME GOD FOR

THAT?

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU DO OR

NOT.

BUT I DON'T KNOW WHY IT

WOULD CHANGE YOUR FAITH,

TO KNOW THAT HE CREATED

THE DEVIL.

AND ALL THOSE LITTLE

DEMONS, THEY WERE ALL

CREATIONS OF GOD.

AND THEY FELL.

DID HE CREATE THE SIN THAT

MADE THEM FALL?

NO.

IT WAS SELF-WILL AND PRIDE

THAT DID IT.

BUT THEY ARE HIS

CREATIONS.

Wendy: THAT'S A LOT

OF DEEP QUESTIONS TODAY.

AND, PAT, YOU'RE ANSWERS

WERE FANTASTIC, AS ALWAYS.

> STILL AHEAD, IS

TEXTING, Facebook, AND

TWEETING RULING YOUR LIFE

AND SABATOGING YOUR

RELATIONSHIPS?

HELP IS AHEAD FOR BREAKING

YOUR TECH ADDICTIONS,

LATER ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB."

WELCOME BACK TO "THE

700 CLUB."

THE A PALESTINIAN ATTACKER

SHOT AND KILLED THREE

ISRAELIS IN THE WEST BANK

TOWN NEAR JERUSALEM TODAY.

ISRAELI POLICE AND MEDICAL

CREWS SAY IT IS ONE OF THE

DEADLIEST ATTACKS IN THE

LAST TWO YEARS.

THE ATTACKER WAS A

37-YEAR-OLD PALESTINIAN

WHO APPROACHED THE BACK

ENTRANCE OF A SETTLEMENT.

HE HID AMONG OTHER

PALESTINIANS WHO WERE

BEING CHECKED BY SECURITY

FORCES.

AT THE CHECK POINT, HE

PULLED OUT A WEAPON AND

BEGAN SHOOTING.

AUTHORITIES ARE TREATING

THE INCIDENT AS A

TERRORIST ATTACK.

> A SECULARIST GROUP,

"AMERICANS UNITED FOR

SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND

STATE" IS DEMANDING THAT A

CHAPEL AT A PUBLIC

UNIVERSITY IN OKLAHOMA

REMOVE THE CROSS ON ITS

STEEPLE.

THE GROUP SENT A LETTER TO

THE SCHOOL, CLAIMING THE

CROSS VIOLATES THE

CONSTITUTION.

EAST CENTRAL UNIVERSITY

REMOVED ITS BIBLE FROM THE

CHAP PEL, THETHECHAPEL, THEY HAVE NOT

REMOVED THE CROSS.

WELL, YOU CAN ALWAYS

GET THE LATEST FROM CBN

NEWS BY GOING TO OUR

WEBSITE AT cbnnews.com.

WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE OF

"THE 700 CLUB" RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

Wendy: AND WELCOME

BACK TO "THE 700 CLUB."

LILE IS A 10-YEAR-OLD

CAMBODIA BOY, WHO JUST

WANTED TO HELP HIS PARENTS

OUT.

THEY WERE WORKING IN THE

FIELD, SO HE DECIDED TO

GET WATER FOR THE FAMILY.

THAT MEANT HE HAD TO

EMBARK ON A LONG JOURNEY

TO A POLLUTED RIVER.

DURING ONE TRIP, HE ALMOST

DROWNED.

Reporter: LILE AND

HIS FAMILY HAVE ALWAYS

STRUGGLED TO FIND WATER IN

THIS REMOTE VILLAGE OF

CAMBODIA.

THE RIVER WHERE THEY GET

WATER IS FAR FROM HOME.

IT IS ALSO DANGEROUS,

FILLED WITH PARASITES AND

BACTERIA.

MY PARENTS WERE BUSY

WORKING IN THE FIELD.

I DIDN'T HAVE WATER TO

COOK AND CLEAN, SO I

DECIDED TO GET THE WATER

MYSELF.

THEN I WENT UNDER AND

SWALLOWED A LOT OF WATER.

Reporter: AN UNCLE

HEARD THE BOY AND RESCUED

HIM.

LILE GOT REALLY SICK FROM

FALLING INTO THE RIVER

THAT DAY AND REQUIRED

I.V.s AND A TRIP TO THE

HOSPITAL.

LILE AND OTHER CHILDREN

GET SICK ALL OF THE TIME

FROM THE RIVER WATER.

IT'S HARD TO WATCH THEM

SUFFER.

Reporter: SO WORKING

THROUGH A MISSIONS CHURCH

IN THIS PREDOMINANTLY

BUDDHIST VILLAGE, CBN DUG

A WELL FOR LILE AND HIS

FAMILY.

NOW EVERYONE HAS PLENTY OF

CLEAN WATER WHENEVER THEY

NEED IT.

I LIKE THE WATER FROM

OUR NEW WELL.

IT IS COLD AND TASTES

DELICIOUS.

Reporter: LILE AND

HIS FAMILY WERE TOUCHED BY

CBN'S ACT OF KINDNESS AND

PRAYED WITH THE MISSIONARY

PASTOR TO BECOME

CHRISTIANS.

THANK YOU FOR BRINGING

CLEAN WATER TO OUR FAMILY.

Wendy: I LOVE THAT

STORY.

CLEAN WATER -- WHAT CAN

YOU DO WITHOUT IT?

IT IS THE BASIC

HUMANITARIAN AID.

IT IS SOMETHING WE DO EVEN

BEFORE WE BREACH THE

GOSPEL.

WE MAKE SURE PEOPLE HAVE

CLEAN WATER TO DRINK.

THAT'S ONLY RIGHT.

WHEN YOU JOIN "THE 700

CLUB," YOU CAN BE A PART

OF THAT.

YOU CAN BE A PART OF

BRINGING CLEAN WATER TO SO

MANY VI VILLAGES, AND THEN

OPENING THE DOOR TO

LETTING THEM HEAR THE GOOD

NEWS OF JESUS CHRIST.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO DO THAT,

JUST GO TO YOUR PHONES

RIGHT NOW AND SAY, YES,

I'D LIKE TO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

1-800-700-7000 IS THE

NUMBER TO CALL.

OR YOU CAN LOG ON TO

cbn.com.

IT IS JUST $20 A MONTH, 65

CENTS A DAY, IS ALL IT

TAKES TO BECOME A CBN

PARTNER.

NOW WHEN YOU JOIN, WE HAVE

A SPECIAL GIFT FOR YOU

RIGHT NOW.

IT IS PAT'S NEW TEACHING

CALLED "ASK ANYTHING."

THESE ARE BIBLICAL ANSWERS

TO SOME OF LIFE'S MOST

PROBING QUESTIONS.

THIS IS A FANTASTIC

RESOURCE FOR YOU AND YOUR

FAMILY.

IT IS OUR FREE GIFT TO YOU

RIGHT NOW WHEN YOU CALL

AND SAY YES.

> UP NEXT, HELP FOR THE

TECH-CONSUMED FAMILY.

LEARN HOW TO PUT

TECHNOLOGY IN ITS PROPER

PLACE IN YOUR HOME, AFTER

THIS.

Wendy: WELL, HERE IS

A NOVEL IDEA FOR YOU: AT

NIGHT, PUT YOUR SMARTPHONE

AND LAPTOP TO BED BEFORE

YOU GO TO BED.

AND IN THE MORNING, YOU

WAKE UP BEFORE THEY WAKE

UP.

THAT'S JUST ONE WAY TO

BREAK FREE FROM THE

BONDAGE OF TECHNOLOGY.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: ANDY CROUCH

FELL IN LOVE WITH

COMPUTERS WHEN HIS DAD

BROUGHT ONE HOME IN THE

'70s.

SINCE THEN, ANDY HAS SEEN

THE DEPENDENCE RISE TO

ALARMING RIGHTS ALMOST

OVERNIGHT.

HE SAYS IF WE DON'T LEARN

TO PUT LIMITS ON ALL PARTS

OF TECHNOLOGY, WE'LL MISS

OUT ON THE BEST PARTS OF

LIFE.

IN HIS BOOK "THE TECH-WISE

FAMILY," HE OFFERS EVERY

DAY STEPS FOR BALANCING

REAL LIFE IN A

CYBER-WORLD.

Wendy: PLEASE WELCOME

TO "700 CLUB" ANDREI

CROUCH.

IANDY CROUCH.

IT IS VERY NICE TO MEET

YOU.

NICE TO MEET YOU.

Wesley: WH Wendy: WHY IS IT

WRONG TO BE ADDICTED TO

OUR DEVICES?

WE FIND OURSELVES DRAWN

TO THESE THINGS.

AND I'M NOT JUST TALKING

ABOUT KIDS.

I SEE JUST AS MANY PARENTS

JUST AS MANY PARENTS ON

THEIR PHONE.

AND THE ONLY REASON THAT

IT IS A PROBLEM IS WHEN IT

PREVENTS US FROM HAVING

THE REAL LIFE WE WERE

MEANT TO HAVE WITH EACH

OTHER.

Wendy: THIS FRIEND OF

MINE SENT ME A PHOTO OF

HER HUSBAND AND TWO

PHONES, AND THEY WERE ALL

JUST LOOKING DOWN AT THEIR

PHONES.

AND SHE SAYS, WHAT IS

WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?

WE BOUGHT THESE THINGS

FOR OURSELVES AND OUR

CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN

BECAUSE THEY MAKE LIFE

EASIER IN MANY WAYS, BUT

THEY'RE ACTUALLY MAKING

SOME THINGS HARDER AS

WELL.

Wendy: IT IS MAKING

PARENTING HARDER, ISN'T

IT?

ABSOLUTELY.

WE ASKED PARENTS WHAT

MAKES PARENTING DIFFICULT,

AND THE NUMBER ONE ANSWER

WAS MANAGING TECHNOLOGY.

IT IS PARTLY BECAUSE EVERY

OTHER CHALLENGE WE HAVE AS

PARENTS, WE WERE ABLE TO

GO TO OUR OWN PARENTS OR

GRANDPARENTS AND SAY, HOW

DID YOU HANDLE THIS WHEN I

WAS A CHILD.

BUT NONE OF US GREW UP

WITH THIS, AND OUR PARENTS

DIDN'T GROW UP WITH IT.

SO WE'RE FIGURING OUT

TOGETHER AS FAM.

WendyFAMILY.

Wendy: LET'S TALK

ABOUT YOUR OWN FAMILY.

CATHERINE IS MY WIFE,

AND TIMOTHY AND AMY

STARTED OUT AS KIDS, AND

NOW THEY'RE TEENAGERS.

THERE WE ARE.

WE ALL HAVE GLASSES.

Wendy: THAT WOULD BE

A GOOD CHRISTMAS CARD

PHOTO.

THAT'S WHAT WE USED IT

FOR.

Wendy: AND YOU DON'T

SEE THE DEVICES.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING, ANDY,

IN YOUR OWN FAMILY, TO

LIMIT THE USE OF DEVICES

AND BECOME MORE OF A

FAMILY?

THE MOST IMPORTANT

CHOICE WE MADE WAS TO

ACTUALLY TAKE BREAKS.

WE THINK THE BIBLICAL IDEA

OF SABBATH, OF ONE DAY A

WEEK IS MEANT TO APPLY TO

ALL THESE THINGS.

SO ONE DAY A WEEK FOR US,

ON SUNDAY, NONE OF THE

DEVICES ARE ON.

AND THEN ACTUALLY ONE HOUR

A DAY AND ONE WEEK A YEAR.

FOR US IN DINNER TIME.

ONE DAY A WEEK, AND FOR US

THAT IS SUNDAY.

AND ONE WEEK A YEAR WE GO

ON A FAMILY VACATION AND

WE TURN IT ALL OFF.

Wendy: SO SUNDAY.

MONDAY IS COMING, AND WHAT

IS THERE IS AN EMERGENCY

AT WORK?

HOW DO YOU REALLY SAY

NO -- HOW DO YOU NOT GO

AND LOOK AT IT?

IT IS INCREDIBLY HARD

WHEN YOU START.

THE FIRST TIME I TURNED

OFF MY E-MAIL FOR A WHOLE

WEEK OF VACATION -- I,

LIKE YOU, DO A LOT OF WORK

THROUGH MY E-MAIL, AND I

THOUGHT HOW DO I DO THAT?

BUT IF YOU KEEP DOING THAT

DISCIPLINE, IT BECOMES

EASIER AND EASIER.

PEOPLE LEARN THERE ARE

OTHER WAYS TO GET IN TOUCH

IF IT IS REALLY ESSENTIAL.

ONE DAY A WEEK, LET'S HAVE

A CIRCUIT BREAKER THAT WE

TURN OFF.

AND WE EVEN TURN THE

LIGHTS OFF IN OUR DINING

ROOM AND LIGHT CANDLES.

AND DINNER BY CANDLELIGHT

IS AWESOME.

MY WIFE THINKS I LOOK

YOUNGER AND MORE

ATTRACTIVE.

Wendy: I WOULD LIKE A

CANDLELIGHT DINNER.

EXACTLY.

Wendy: I LIKE TO

HIKE.

THERE IS ONE PLACE IN

VIRGINIA WHERE I GO AND

YOU CAN'T GET CELL

SERVICE.

AND IT IS SO GREAT.

AND SOMETIMES I SPEND THE

NIGHT UP THERE.

AND SO I ACTUALLY REALLY

ENJOY IT AS A LITTLE BREAK

FROM THAT.

BUT THERE AREN'T THAT MANY

PLACES THAT HAVE THAT

OPTION.

YOU REALLY HAVE TO TURN IT

OFF YOURSELF.

AND YOU SAY ONE THING TO

DO -- THE ONE HOUR A DAY.

I'M FINDING, IN MY OWN

LIFE, IF I GET HOME FROM

WORK, BECAUSE I'VE BEEN ON

COMPUTERS AND PHONES ALL

DAY, SOMETIMES I TAKE,

LIKE, MAYBE A TWO-HOUR OR

THREE-HOUR BREAK, AND THEN

WHEN I COME BACK TO THE

PHONE, IT IS KIND OF FUN

AFTER THAT.

WE NEED THESE RHYTHMS.

OUR DEVICES ARE DESIGNED

TO WORK 24/7.

BUT WE'RE NOT.

WE HAVE RHYTHMS OF WORK

AND REST AND SLEEP AND

WAKE.

I THINK BUILDING THOSE

RHYTHMS IN IS A WAY TO

HAVE A HEALTHY

RELATIONSHIP WITH IT,

RATHER THAN FEELING WE'RE

KIND OF OVER CONNECTED AND

DISCONNECTED FROM PEOPLE

AND THE CREATION AROUND

US.

Wendy: WHAT ABOUT IN

OUR CARS?

YOU SAY WE'RE NOT MAKING

GOOD USE OF OUR TIME IN

OUR CARS.

I THINK ESPECIALLY AS A

FAMILY, WHEN YOU'RE

DRIVING SOMEWHERE WITH

OTHER PEOPLE, THIS IS AN

AMAZING OPPORTUNITY FOR

CONVERSATION.

BUT THE NEXT TIME IF

YOU'RE ON THE HIGHWAY, IF

YOU LOOK AT WHAT PEOPLE

ARE DOING IN THEIR CARS,

EVERYBODY HAS THEIR WHITE

EAR BUDS IN.

WE OFTEN DO THIS TO MAKE

OUR OWN LIVES EASIER AS

PARENTS, GIVE THE KIDS

SOMETHING TO DO, BUT

YOU'RE MISSING OT ON OUT ON

CREATING FUN TOGETHER.

IN OUR FAMILY WE DECIDED

CAR TIME IS CONVERSATION

TIME.

WE WON'T HAVE OUR EAR BUDS

IN OR THE SCREENS GLOWING

IN THE BACK SEAT.

WE'RE GOING TO FIND A WAY

TO STAY ENGAGED.

I ENDED UP HAVING SOME OF

THE BEST CONVERSATIONS

WITH MY KIDS, IN THEIR

TEENAGED YEARS, IN THE

CAR, WHICH WE NEVER

EXPECTED.

Wendy: YOU HAVE A

CAPTIVE AUDIENCE.

EXACTLY.

AND SOMETIMES IT IS LIGHT

TALK, BUT SOMETIMES YOU

GET TO THE REALLY DEEP,

IMPORTANT CONVERSATIONS

THAT MIGHT NOT HAPPEN

ANYWHERE ELSE.

Wendy: YOUR BOOK IS

CALLED "THE TECH-WISE

FAMILY: EVERY DAY STEPS

FOR PUTTING TECHNOLOGY IN

ITS PROPER PLACE."

YOU SAY THAT IF YOU CAN,

DON'T LET YOUR KIDS HAVE

SCREENS BEFORE THEIR

DOUBLE DIGITS.

ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT AT

HOME OR SCHOOL?

WELL, I THINK CHILDREN

UNDER THE AGE OF 10 ARE

MADE TO ENGAGE THE WORLD

IN THREE DIMENSIONS WITH

THEIR WHOLE BODIES.

TRY TO GET A CHILD TO SIT

STILL.

THEY'RE NOT DESIGNED TO DO

THAT.

ACTUALLY, I SAY AT SCHOOL,

AT HOME, ANYWHERE, I WOULD

IDEALLY LIKE TO SEE

MINIMAL SCREENS FOR

CHILDREN.

EVEN AT THE AGE OF 10 -- I

DON'T THINK THAT MEANS YOU

HAND THEM A SMARTPHONE

WITH UNLIMITED DATA.

YOU START TO INTRODUCE IT

TO THEM.

WE REALLY DECIDED WE

WANTED OUR KIDS ENGAGED IN

THE REAL WORLD, AND IN

REALLY CREATIVE PLAY

TOGETHER.

SO INSTEAD OF A TV OR

SCREENS FOR THEM, WE HAD A

CRAFT TABLE AND

INSTRUMENTS FOR THEM TO

PLAY AND LEARN.

IT IS MUCH BETTER FOR

CHILDREN'S LEARN EARLY ON

NOT TO HAVE THOSE SCREENS.

Wendy: I HAVE A NIECE

AND NEPHEW BELOW 10, AND

SOMETIMES IT WOULD BE HARD

TO HAVE A CONVERSATION

WITH THEM BECAUSE THEY

WOULD NOT WANT TO LOOK UP

FROM THAT SCREEN.

BUT THEY'RE VERY

WELL-ROUNDED AND ATHLETIC,

SO I GUESS MY SISTER IS

DOING A GOOD JOB.

> AN ESTIMATED 30% OF

ALL INTERNET TRAFFIC IS

PORNOGRAPHY.

HOW CAN WE PROTECT OUR

FAMILIES FROM BECOMING

ENSLAVED BY THIS?

THIS IS WHY WE HAVE NO

PHONES OR SCREENS IN THE

BEDROOM POLICY FOR KIDS

AND PARENTS IN OUR FAMILY.

AND MANY OF THE FAMILIES I

KNOW ARE DOING THIS WELL.

IT GIVES US MINIMAL

SUPPORT TO OUR

SELF-CONTROL.

THE REALITY IS KIDS DON'T

HAVE MUCH SELF-CONTROL.

IT IS NOT JUST THAT

THEY'RE GOING AND

CONSUMING PORNOGRAPHY MADE

BY OTHERS, THEY'RE

PRESSURED TO CREATE

SEXUALIZED IMAGES.

BASICALLY WE'VE GOT TO BE

A LOT MORE INVOLVED IN

EACH OTHER'S LIVES.

THE OPPOSITE OF ADDICTION

IS CO CONNECTION.

SO IT IS NOT A BUNCH OF

RULES, BUT DEEPER

CONNECTIONS.

A FRIEND OF MINE SAYS TO

HIS SONS, HE SAYS, I'M

GOING TO KNOW EVERYTHING

THAT IS ON YOUR PHONE

BECAUSE I'M YOUR DAD.

UNTIL YOU LEAVE MY HOUSE,

THAT'S MY JOB.

THAT'S A HEALTHY WAY TO

PARENT.

Wendy: WONDERFUL.

ANDY'S BOOK IS CALLED "THE

TECH-WISE FAMILY: EVERY

DAY STEPS FOR PUTTING

TECHNOLOGY IN ITS PROPER

PLACE."

PLUS, FOR ALL OF YOU

Facebook-LOVERS, WE HAVE

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

WITH ANDY, SO GO TO

Facebook.com/700club.

ANDY, THANK YOU FOR BEING

BRAVE.

I THINK PEOPLE NEED THIS.

I NEED IT.

GOD BLESS YOU.

THANK YOU.

Wendy: WE LEAVE YOU

WITH TODAY'S POWER MINUTE

FROM PSALM 24: "MAY HE

GRANT YOU ACCORDING TO

YOUR HEART'S DESIRE, AND

TO FULFILL ALL OF YOUR

DESIRES."

THANKS FOR WATCHING.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN

TOMORROW.

BYE-BYE.

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