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The 700 Club - June 16, 2011

A porn star and prostitute gets a wake-up call and the story of how Matt and Sarah Hammit maintain a strong marriage despite Matt's career as a touring musician on the today's 700 Club.

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Life on the road with the band Sanctus Real. I remember being in the back of a Chevy van sleeping on a sleeping bag six months pregnant and just thinking to myself, “I can’t do this anymore.” And life wasn’t much better at home. It would be really easy for those arguments to get out of control. The song that saved their marriage on today’s 700 Club. “Lead me with strong hands . . . .” Well, welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to this edition of The 700 Club. We’re delighted to have you with us. And today, something special. What’s going to happen today, Pat? You’re going to going be introduced to Eufano. Eufano. Is that a new neighbor? Is that a new child? Who is Eufano? Well, he’s my new buddy, and I’m going to show you what a Grand Prix dressage horse looks like in action. In action. With me on him. Come on, brother. All right. Well, I’m ready to see that. Well, it’s coming up in this edition of The 700 Club. Well, the United States, folks, has the largest number of people in prison of any other nation on earth. Can you believe that? A lot of them are there for drug offenses and minor offenses, but whatever. Two point three million people are in prison in the United States, and some experts warn that these prisons are a breeding ground for radical Islam. In fact, Pat, that has some members of Congress worried about a potential threat to America. But others say it isn’t a serious concern. In fact, John Jessup has the story from Washington. Recruiting new converts to radical Islam on the Internet or Islamic religious schools is nothing new. But law enforcement officials have said for years America’s prison system is a fertile breeding ground for Muslim extremism. New York Congressman Peter King called the hearing on Islamic radicalization behind bars. He says it is a real threat. The most well-known examples are former convicts Richard Reid, known as the shoe bomber, and Jose Padilla, convicted of conspiring to support terrorists. The hearing highlighted other terror plots that involved contact with people in prisons, like the Lackawanna Six from Buffalo, New York, the Virginia Paintball Jihad Network, and a Senate report that shows three dozen Americans who converted to Islam in prison, but are now in Yemen, the home base for al Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula. Experts say Islam can be a good influence. But infiltration by radical clerics, plus a lack of standards and practices, create risks both inside and outside the prison walls. Instead of providing a balanced, peaceful, contemporary perspective of one of the great and peaceful religions of the world, we are left with a hijacked, cut-and-paste version known to the counterterrorism practitioners as “Prislam.” Democrats charged that the threat is overblown and discriminatory, suggesting that prison gangs and lone wolves pose greater risks. Republicans accused them of being short sighted and blinded by political correctness. I just must say the political correctness in this room is astounding. How many of the street gangs in either New York or California have an ideology which is dedicated to the destruction of the United States? Democrats shot back. Let me define what my political correctness is; and it happens to be this document, the Constitution. Now, this was the second in a series of hearings held by Congressman King. A spokesman in his office told me that there will be more to come. John Jessup, CBN News, Capitol Hill. People who talk about Islam as being a great and peaceful religion don’t know what they’re talking about. Mohammed was a warrior. He was a bandit. He robbed people. He killed people. He told his followers to go on jihad. And if they were killed in jihad, they went to Heaven, and they had 72 virgins. That’s what jihad is about. That’s what Islam is about, and Islam divided the world into two. And I want to say it again, read the book if you don’t believe it. Dar al Islam. That means the area of the world that is under the control of Islam. The other is dar al harb, which means the world at war. There are only two things. There is no such thing as peaceful coexistence in the Koran. It is not a peaceful religion. It’s a religion of war. You go back in history, and they waged jihad and overturned countries in North Africa. They overturned the Middle East. They were on the gates of Vienna and attempting to take over by force of arms, nation after nation. It is not a great peaceful religion. And I applaud Congressman King for bringing out the things that are happening in our prisons as these young men in that stressful situation are being radicalized. But aside from that, we must go back and revisit our laws that put so many people behind bars. We’ve got to do it. It’s costing a fortune. It is ruining the lives of people. It is taking juvenile offenders and turning them into hardened criminals. It is a very dangerous thing we’re doing. Two point three million people incarcerated. America. Land of the free and home of the brave, the biggest incarcerator in the world. That isn’t a good thing that I want to be associated with. Lee. Pat, in other news, al Qaeda has a new leader. Ayman al-Zawahri will take over in the wake of Osama bin Laden's death. Al-Zawahri had been the terrorist group’s long-time second in command, and it was widely believed he would assume the top spot. He and bin Laden had been working together back in the ‘80s. The Egyptian-born doctor was one of the first to promote the use of suicide bombs. Al-Zawahri is believed to living somewhere near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says Pakistan’s arrest of several CIA informants is a reflection of the harsh reality in the world today. The informants provided intelligence for the raid that killed bin Laden. Gates appeared before a congressional committee, and he heard from members who are growing impatient with the continued aid to Pakistan. How long do we support governments that lie to us? When do we say enough is enough? Most governments lie to each other. That's the way business gets done. Do they also arrest the people that help us when they say they are allies? Sometimes. One of those arrested is the owner of the safe house the CIA rented to observe bin Laden’s compound and the man who copied the license plates of vehicles that entered and left that compound. Louisiana state senators have rejected a bid to display the Ten Commandments on the grounds of the state capitol. They were afraid of being sued. The Louisiana House was in favor of the display. The bill said private groups would pay for the monument, but it didn’t include any provision for the cost of a lawsuit. The valedictorian of a Vermont high school says his graduation speech was censored. Kyle Gearwar wanted to talk about how Jesus and the Bible changed his life, but he told the audience that he was allowed to deliver only half that speech. Then he held up the pages of the speech and said, “This was the message God gave me, and I'm not allowed to share it with you.” The school's principal says Gearwar was allowed to mention God and Jesus in the uncensored part of his speech. But he told the Burlington Free Press that public schools have to be careful about letting religion be preached at a school-sanctioned event. The Food and Drug Administration has developed a new labeling system for sunscreens. And as Efrem Graham reports, the government is hoping the new guidelines will save lives. Starting next year, consumers will notice a change to sunscreen labels. The FDA says the current labeling system is too confusing. People were getting a false sense of security with sunscreens, the way they were. Under the new guidelines, labels will no longer be able to claim a sunscreen is waterproof or sweat proof. The FDA says that there is no such thing. It recommends sunscreen be reapplied every two hours, as well as every time you get out of the water. Another change: in order to claim that a specific sunscreen prevents skin cancer, it must block both UVA and UVB rays and have an SPF of at least 15. UVB rays protect against sunburns that may contribute to skin cancer. UVA rays go much deeper and cause premature aging, which contributes to skin cancer. These changes will help people make better informed decisions about using sunscreens and allow them to more effectively protect themselves and their families from sun induced damage. Last year, more than 60,000 people in the US were diagnosed with melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. Melanoma used to be a disease of older men. Now melanoma is the most common form of cancer for young adults in their late 20s. FDA officials say that their new guidelines will not only make Americans more aware of the harmful effects of the sun, they will save lives. Efrem Graham, CBN News. You can’t be too careful out there, Pat. Melanoma is a scary form of cancer. It sure is, and if somebody has one of those things, it’s best to get a dermatologist to look at it and take it off while it’s still in the benign stage. Yes. You have a little dog. I do have a little dog, Ginger. Ginger. Does Ginger make you happy? Does Ginger make me happy? I love that little puppy. She’s so cute. Four pounds. Just lovable. She’s therapeutic. She’s very therapeutic. Well, yesterday, we had big Blue. Is Blue therapeutic? Oh, you can’t believe it. He’s so therapeutic; he’ll kill you. But in any event, he’s now got, I don’t know, about 1,800 people on Facebook. He’s signed up a whole lot of others. He’s got a great blog. But anyhow, Lee’s got a story about what they’re doing with therapeutic dogs. Yes, Pat, dogs really are man's best friend. New research indicates they can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and even accelerate healing. Swedish Edmunds Hospital in the Seattle area has developed a program called Therapy Pups. Dogs like this one, named Armani, visit the surgery floors on a regular basis. They're even outfitted with cameras. A custom-made harness is wrapped around the dog's head, and then all it takes is the push of a button and you’re rolling. The pup cams are getting thousands of hits online, and the pups themselves are a hit with the patients. Swedish Edmunds Hospital started the Therapy Pups back in 2008. They plan to expand the program. I don’t know how sanitary that is. Is that a bull mastiff? I think it is. They slobber a lot. Kissing that thing. I mean, come on. But you should have seen the women over Blue. They were hugging him and loving him and scratching him. It sounds like a song, “Loving and hugging and scratching and sneezing and pleasing.” Yeah. I’m sorry; keep going. Okay. Well, Kristi, I told you that in addition to the dog therapy, Ronald Reagan said the outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man. And I want to show you a new horse. His name is “Eufano”. He’s 17.3 hands high. Look at that beauty. And there he is. There he is. That’s Eufano, the big, big horse. Wow! Okay. Let’s see what we can do with him. Now, he’s doing a shoulder in there. You see that movement? It’s three tracks. And it looks like he’s dancing. It does. Isn’t that nice? That’s Eufano. See, it’s three tracks. The back hind leg comes in, so you’ve got three tracks. That’s shoulder in. He does that very skillfully. You look like a pro. And this is what’s called . . . . Is that you or is that a stunt double? No, that ain’t no stunt double, my Aunt Minnie! That’s what’s called a “piaffe.” He’s a high level dressage. There he is doing a nice collected canter. Isn’t he a nice horse? He’s a beautiful horse. Okay, so does he work more on voice command or is it with the reins? How does it work? Seats and rein. But I talk to him. I just have to talk to him. See? And he likes you. He’s a new horse. He’s your new horse. Yes. But he likes me. I feed him, and he sees me coming, and he starts licking his lips. He’s such a nice horse. He’s a beautiful horse. Isn’t he beautiful? And speaking of horses, I did have to notice this today, Pat. You’re always kind of spiffy, the way you dress, and I noticed your tie today has little horses on it. Well, that’s just for you. All right. Can you see that? Yes, I see that. Yes, yes, okay. The little horses running? I think that’s cute. That’s kind of cool. But did you see the horse? I love the horse. Now, we had this conversation before, and I’m going to ask you again. Ziggy, your other horse, are you showing Ziggy love? Well, he’s out in the field, and he’s happy, I think, eating a lot of grass. Okay, because I just want to make sure that that love goes . . . . Well, if you want to come out and love him, he’s welcome to see you. Can I ride Ziggy? Sure you can ride him. All right. Cool. Okay. All right. I think that would be lovely. Kristi. All right, anyway, we’re going to switch from horses to food. Up next, they prolong the shelf life of food, but they actually have the opposite effect on your life. Trans fats are really like plastic. And when we eat them, the risk for heart disease, cancer, stroke, infertility goes up. Get the skinny on trans fats when we come back. In the meantime, do you know what you can do? 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Staying away from processed foods is easier when you remember they are foods that have been altered from their natural state. Have you ever wondered why processed foods stay fresh for months, when the same food made from scratch starts turning moldy in just a couple of days? It's because food manufacturers use man-made ingredients to prolong a product's shelf life. That, unfortunately, may have the opposite effect on our lives. For instance, trans fats are oils infused with hydrogen. They raise bad cholesterol and lower good cholesterol. Dr. Michael Aziz, author of, The Perfect 10 Diet, doesn't mince words when he tells his patients trans fats will kill them. Trans fats are really like plastic; and when we eat them, they incorporate in our cells, and the cells cannot communicate or talk to one another. In turn, hormones are disturbed, weight gain follows but more troubling, the risk for heart disease, cancer, stroke, infertility goes up. Trans fats are common in commercially fried food and packaged foods, especially baked goods. But you won't see the phrase, "trans fat" in the list of ingredients. Instead, look for the word, "hydrogenated." And beware of labels claiming no trans fats. They're often still in there, because the FDA allows food with up to a half-gram of trans fat per serving to be labeled "trans fat free." The problem is, those servings can be small, so we eat many of them, and those half-grams add-up. To give you an idea of how bad trans fats are, here in New York City it's against the law for restaurants to cook with them. We go back to basics. Carey Cannizzaro is the executive chef at the popular Home Restaurant. As fats, when we go for sweet, we're using buttermilk, we're using butter; and savory we use extra virgin olive oil. We cook with a blend of extra virgin olive oil and vegetable oil. We fry with soy oil. Customers like the ban. We might as well be healthier, you know. Vending machines are often loaded with processed foods. In addition to trans fats, they often contain too much salt which can cause heart problems and creates a craving for even more salt. Another addictive ingredient often found in processed foods is high fructose corn syrup which is linked to obesity and diabetes. Although manufacturers contend it's nutritionally the same as sugar, others say its worse. Former FDA toxicologist Dr. Dana Flavin says while sugar is burned and turned into energy, high fructose corn syrup turns into fat, causing what's known as "fatty liver." She also says sugar can make you feel full, but high fructose corn syrup does not trigger the body's satisfaction gauge, so you always desire more. So you do eat more, and then you have a greater appetite, because your body's saying, “I haven't had enough,” and your body's being fooled. High fructose corn syrup is the main ingredient in soft drinks but is also hidden in foods like bread and pasta sauce. Dr. Steven Sinatra, author of Metabolic Cardiology, says high fructose corn syrup and its chemical cousins are directly linked to high blood pressure and heart disease which, unfortunately, most doctors treat with medication instead of going to the source. He or she may prescribe drugs when only the best treatment is loss of weight, exercise and restriction of simple carbohydrates, sugars; and high fructose corn syrup is at the top of the list. Below it other syrups and sweeteners like dextrose, glucose, lactose and maltose. And speaking of chemical names, beware of monosodium glutamate, MSG, which adds flavor but causes high insulin secretion. And watch out for these ingredients which usually contain MSG. Hydrolyzed protein, yeast extract, soy protein isolate, spices, natural flavorings, citric acid, anything "hydrolyzed" or "autolyzed." So it creates headaches, migraines, but it can also lead to weight gain; and we have to be vigilant about excluding MSG with all its different names from our diet. Even white flour is a processed food. Its soft texture and mild taste is created by removing the most nutritious parts of the wheat berry, the bran and the germ. The starch leftover is digested too fast in the body and can lead to weight gain, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. By contrast, whole wheat flour includes the entire wheat berry, which is digested slowly, making us feel full longer. Processed foods not only create health risks, they also make you look old. Anti-aging specialist, Dr. Doris Day, author of the book, Forget the Facelift, says young-looking skin starts from the inside. A healthy diet is critical. Some of everything you eat, for better or worse, ends up in your skin. So if you have a lot of soda or chemicals, that's going to be a stress on your skin. High sugar foods, highly processed foods, you'll see it in the skin for sure. So although identifying processed foods and removing them from our diet isn't easy, it may be less trouble than dealing with the health problems they could create. Laurie Johnson CBN News. Folks, I hope you listened to what she was saying. We have a health epidemic in this country. Obesity is just off the chart, with 65% of the people overweight; and the morbidly obese are in a huge group. It's an enormous health hazard not to mention the cost. And high fructose syrup. You know they used to have cyclamates. They flavor these diet drinks and cyclamates apparently they said could cause cancer in rats if the rats drank 5000 bottles of soda or something or whatever it was. But it was crazy. They banned them. They bring in high fructose corn syrup, and the corn people are saying, “Oh, it’s just like corn syrup; it's no problem.” There's a lot of problem. Laurie told you what it does. Look at all those other hidden ingredients. We mention here about MSG which is deadly, and you know we could did a thing on soup, and lo and behold, the soup companies began to advertise against each other, “We don't have MSG but Campbell's does,” and Campbell’s says no, Progressive does, back-and-forth. In any event, they’ve cut it out for which I'm grateful. Read the labels; read them carefully, and then if there’s any of this high fructose corn syrup, and every single soft drink that you drink, I believe, certainly of the normal variety, the non-diet variety, will have it. I've learned also that the diet materials are just as fattening as the other. Exactly. It tricks the body. But you know, one of the things I love about that story—kudos for you Laurie, she did a really good job—was that we say all the time, read the labels, read the labels, but what was so phenomenal about that story is that it explains what is in the label. You can read it all you want, but if you don't know what those little ingredients mean, or what it does, but it's not going to do you any good. That's right. Good job, CBN News, as usual. All right, let's go. Up next, a stripper. She makes a jump from prostitution to porn. And I saw the check that was written out to one of the girls there, and I said, “That's what you got for doing that? Where do I sign up?” Wow, but that's not all she was signing up for. You'll see why when we return. Still ahead: behind the music with Sanctus Real. “Lead me with strong hands. Stand up when I can . . . .” The story behind their hit song, on today's 700 Club. In the next 60 seconds, we want you to qualify to be the next 50,000-dollar home makeover winner. Pick up the phone and get ready to start dialing when the number appears on your screen. Call the number on your screen now, and we’ll mail you a key. 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So that by the time she became a teenager, Danielle devised a plan to hurt men back. I started to hate men at this time, because every time I was hurt, it came from a man. Danielle Williams believed she had good reason to hate men. It began when a daycare provider’s son repeatedly molested her starting at 8 years old. He instilled that fear, “If you tell, this is what’s going to happen to you.” He would hit me. He would physically abuse me. I was scared of him, and then I was like, “Well, if I tell maybe I’ll get into trouble.” So I didn’t say anything. She lived with her father after her parents divorced, and she watched him routinely beat every girlfriend he had. He eventually turned that rage on to Danielle, adding him to the list of men she hated. He picked me up by my throat, and he lifted me up and threw me down to the floor. He beat me so much that I passed out. Danielle’s father went to jail for child abuse, and she went to live with her mother in Los Angeles. There, a man in the neighborhood began to invite a young Danielle over to his house. She loved the attention from him until the day he raped her. I knew that I hated men even more. Even more. Cause now I’m 12 years old, and I had already been molested at 8. My dad tried to kill me when I was 10, and now this man who I trusted just raped me. I hated, I hated men. But years later, Danielle’s attitude towards men softened. When she was a teenager she fell in love for the first time and thought he was in love, too. So this older man is telling me everything I wanted to hear and more. I just wanted to be his. After the first time she slept with him, the man told her he was a pimp and wanted her to be his prostitute. Danielle was devastated and refused. Then she discovered she was pregnant with his child. Every time I get with a guy, something bad is happening. I’m done. Then you are telling me I’m pregnant? I’m 13 in the 8th grade. What am I going to do with the baby? And the baby’s father is a 27-year-old pimp. Danielle delivered prematurely, and the baby died within hours. It was over as far as me caring about life, me caring about myself, me caring about men. Men were out of the question. I was done. I hated men. Oh, my rage! It was a rage that I had for men. The site of men made me sick. A friend convinced her she could manipulate and control men by stripping. She started dancing in nightclubs, and prostitution quickly followed. She pushed away any thought that what she was doing so wrong. Even though she had been raised in a church, she had no moral convictions. I didn’t care. I knew who God was. I knew what I was doing was wrong, but I didn’t care. I hated men, and I thought this was a way to repay them. That’s how I looked at it. “I’m getting them back for them hurting me.” I felt like I had the upper hand now. Because, “before you guys had the upper hand, and you were hurting me.” Now the roles had switched, and that’s how I looked at it. One day Danielle was invited onto the set of a porn film in Hollywood. And I saw the check that was written out to one of the girls there. And I said, “That’s what you got for doing that? Where do I sign up”? Because I was making a lot of money as a dancer and an escort already. But with the porn, I looked at it as even a better way for me to make even more money. And I said, “Okay, let’s go for it.” After so long it became normal. It became cool that I was a porn star. Danielle continued as a call girl as well. And one night she accepted a client who turned out to be a psychopath who wanted to kill her. And for three weeks that man came in there, and he raped me and beat me. And he told me over and over again, “I’m going to keep you. You are not leaving here.” And I believed it. I knew that I was supposed to die. And every day I got weaker and weaker and weaker to the point where I just gave up. I collapsed to the floor, and I wept and I wept, and I wept. I lay there and I cried so much that I couldn’t speak. And I got my words together, and I said, “Lord, if you get me out of this, I’ll change my life for you. Don’t let me die like this, not like this, nineteen years old.” He had to get me to that point to show me that, “I’m God. I’m still God. It’s me and you.” And at that very moment, I got my salvation. Danielle prayed to accept Jesus Christ. A few days later, a man overheard her crying and helped her escape. She immediately severed her relationships with anyone in the sex industry and started going to church. Surrounded by new friends, Danielle’s life began to change. I was starting to fall in love with Christ. And the more I did that the more He started to purge me, and deliver me, and heal me. The more I reached out to Him, the more He worked in me. Everything I didn’t have, the relationship with my mother, the relationship with my father, the hurt from men, He filled every void. Danielle is now in ministry full time sharing the love of Jesus Christ. There is no sin too big or too bad for Christ. And when everyone else leaves you, He will never leave you or forsake you. And I’m a living witness, a walking example of what Christ can do with somebody’s life. He'll never leave you. He’ll never forsake you. You say, well, boy, she was doing all that. She had been raped. She was a stripper. She was a prostitute. She was a porn star. She had done all those things and God forgave her? The answer is yes. His forgiveness extends to the uttermost. Whoever you are, wherever you are, Jesus Christ died for you, and He loves you. Do you want to be free? If you do, I want you to pray with me right now. Don't be ashamed, don't be afraid. Just ask Him. Bow your head right now and pray these words, “Lord Jesus, you know what's happened to me. You know what I've done. You know what others have done to me. Lord, come now into my heart. Live your life in me, and I will live for you, and I will serve you all the days of my life. Thank you Lord, that you have heard my prayer. Thank you Lord, that you have come into my heart. Now, Lord, for those who have prayed with me just then, may the power of God touch them. Fill them with Your Spirit, in Jesus name. Amen.” Those of you who have prayed, many of you did, I want you to start out. That's the beginning but there's a whole life ahead of you. And what I want you to do is to go to your phone right now and give us a call. I want to give you something. It's called, “A New Day.” And in this little packet is a compact disc, 73 minutes of teaching that tells you what just happened to you, what it means to have a new life in Jesus Christ. There's also a little booklet in here with the same Scriptures; it's all available to you. I'll give it to you free if you just give us a call and say, “I prayed with Pat. I gave my heart to the Lord,” 1-800-759-0700. We're here because we care about you. Pick up the phone and call in. Say, “Today I'm free. Today I'm forgiven. Today I'm one with Christ.” Kristi. Thank you so much, Pat. Well, coming up, have you ever felt what it's like to be married to the front man of one our biggest bands in Christian music? Well, it's bumpy. I remember being in the back of a Chevy van, in the way back where there’s no seats, sleeping on a sleeping bag six months pregnant and just thinking to myself, “I can’t do this anymore.” But hear what kept this rocky marriage together when we come back. Next week on The 700 Club, “Secrets of the Supernatural.” . . . . a woman hopelessly trapped suddenly lifted by invisible hands. God sent an angel to pull Lisa out of that car. A fatal heart attack victim . . . . He's dead, he's gone. There's no life in him. . . . . returns to life one hour later. Meet these and other ordinary people touched by the supernatural hand of God on The 700 Club next week. My name is Roger Stump, and I’m a cancer survivor. The surgeon said it's inoperable. “It's already in your liver.” My wife, Brenda, sat there and cried; and I'm thinking, “I can't die right now. I'm only 52 years old.” I was so distraught. I've heard Cancer Treatment Centers of America have experience with pancreatic cancers. It was like night and day. The hospital just breeds an environment of hope. You get a CT scan, and the next morning the results were read to you. We’d go up there; I just knew it was going to be a good result. You could just see the joy on Dr. Granik’s face. Call now and we’ll show you how the most compassionate people anywhere put you at the center of everything we do. Together, we'll explore real treatment options you may not even know exist. Cancer Treatment Centers of America. It is such a different place, because they give you hope. I would strongly urge you to call them and get a second opinion. Please call today. Welcome back to The 700 Club. The president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary says his denomination needs to repent of quote, “form of homophobia.” The Rev. Albert Mohler says that Southern Baptists have wrongly condemned gays instead of embracing them as fellow sinners. Mohler says its right to call homosexuality a sin but wrong to say it's a choice that people can turn on and turn off. He says, “Only the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ gives a homosexual person any hope of release from homosexuality.” The American Center for Law and Justice has formed a partnership with an international law school in South Korea. The program designed to provide education and training for Law students in US and international law. ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow says there is a growing need for attorneys around the world to protect religious freedom. The ACLJ has already established offices in Europe, as well as Russia, Kenya, Pakistan, and Israel. Sekulow says the South Korean office will enable the ACLJ to begin working in Asia, one of the fastest-growing continents in the world. You can always get the latest from CBN news by going to our website at CBNNews.com. Pat and Kristi will be back with more of The 700 Club after this. Got a question for Pat, send us yours now on CBN.com. We will Bring It Online with your questions from our live chat room, later on today's 700 Club. What makes the miracles of Jesus even more miraculous? Standing where they happened, in Israel. Come explore Jerusalem where Jesus opened blind eyes. Visit the hills of Galilee where Jesus fed the multitude. Stroll through Capernaum where Jesus lived, and taught, and healed. To learn more about standing where it all happened, in Israel, visit WWW.goIsrael.com. Come visit Israel. Why are some people selling their golden buying silver? Because all the silver mined in the past 200 years has been used up by industry and is gone. That's right, silver has become rarer than gold, but it sells for a fraction of the price. Scores of industries must have silver to make their products. Its uses are so varied, silver has been called a “miracle metal.” The Chinese recently made it legal for it’s citizens to own silver. That's just one reason investment demand for silver is going through the roof. Investment Rarities, Inc. has been helping clients preserve wealth with silver and gold for over 35 years. They've delivered over $2 billion in coins and bullion on to their customers. And unlike other companies who only sell you a certificate of ownership, Investment Rarities ships with silver right to your door. Call Investment Rarities now at 1-800-328-1860 for your free books and reports about silver. Learn how transferring just 10 percent of your assets into silver could be a good move. Call now. The group Sanctus Real actually started 15 years ago my couple of 10th-graders got together and formed a band. Led by singer Matt Hammitt, they actually released seven number-one hits and became one of the biggest names in Christian music. But while Matt was finding his road to success, life at home was a different story. Marriage started out as an adventure for Sanctus Real’s Matt Hammitt and his wife, Sarah. The first four years that we were full time on the road as a band, Sara was with me. We had a lot of great times. I would say our relationship grew immensely, but resolving conflict on the road was really difficult. We really didn't have much privacy. It really, I think caused us to not have healthy communication, and because of that I think we would kind of bottle up a lot of our feelings, a lot of our frustrations that we would have. It can kind of cause a passive-aggressive type of communication. Life changed dramatically for the Hammitts when Sarah got pregnant with their first child. I remember being in the back of a Chevy van, in the way back where there is no seats, sleeping on a sleeping bag, six months pregnant and bouncing around and just thinking to myself, “I can't do this anymore.” So that's when I threw in the towel, and I stayed home from that point forward. It was hard to change our life like that. It's hard for me not to have her on the road anymore, and it was hard for her not to be out seeing new things and meeting new people. It was also difficult for both of them to adjust when Matt came home. The hard part about traveling all the time, too, is that, when you come home you literally just want it to be perfect. Because you dream about getting back in your house, seeing your family, so you always want to make the most of the little time that you have. The expectations for me were that I would come home, and it would just be a place of rest and refuge. I had the mentality like, my time is over, and you're up. You’ve gotta do all the grunt work, and it's your turn! I walked through the door with both of us having great expectations on each other, and we felt that disappointment, and we started to vent our feelings and our frustrations. It would be really easy for those arguments to get out of control, for our emotions to get out of control really quickly. We had expectations that seemed logical and acceptable to have towards each other, and then we would fail each other, and then we would grow bitterness and contempt. It was so deceiving; it really hid itself well, because it's really hard to call out your own contempt for someone, because you feel you have a right to it. It got to the place where the cycle that we were in of arguing just felt like we could just not get along. Matt and Sarah were committed to making their marriage work, so divorce was not an option. They laid aside their bitterness, went to counseling and tried to take ownership of their faults, but Sarah still felt something was missing. We were starting to make changes, and I said that's fantastic; but I really need you to be the leader in our home. That was the day that God just used her specific words to really break my heart and to really seal inside of me what He had already begun in terms of just teaching me to be more teachable in terms of the kind of man that I am, the kind of leader that I am for my family. That day that we had that conversation is the day that I sat down and looked around me. I looked at all the pictures in our house, and I looked at the pictures of her smiling and our kids smiling. I looked at a photo of our wedding day, and my heart really ached, because I felt as though I hadn't seen that glow in a long time. And I just wanted it back so desperately and just cried out to God in that song that afternoon. (Singing): “Lead me with strong hands . . . ..” I started expressing her heart and what my kids might say to me one day if I'm not a good leader to them and really expressing my heart to just be the kind of man who fights for my family. And not by fighting, not with being stubborn, but fighting by just laying it all down at the feet of Christ and saying, “Lord, you know what, I'm weak. Your strong, every breath is just going to have to be grace from you to be this man.” (Singing): “Father show me the way.” The whole song, “Lead Me,” about being a leader is ultimately at the end saying, “Hey, I can't do this for myself.” I'm leading my family by saying, “Father lead me because I'm not capable of this.” Even just that understanding once somebody says, “I know I'm this way, and I really do want to change.” That really helped us move forward when we finally accepted our weaknesses, even though we thought we were all along. Today Matt and Sarah's marriage is stronger than ever. The relationship was tested again earlier this year when their third child, Bowin, was born with a serious heart defect. I think feeling like we were in a really good place in our marriage, and we're learning how to deal with that conflict better, it really prepared us; because there is so much stress and having a sick child. There is a purpose for what we went through, a God-ordained purpose. I believe it, and He's pulling us through it; and He's showing us His grace. And now I think when this conflict, we understand that there's hope here. There's a purpose. It's not the end of the world. We can work this out. And it gives us that much more hope and that much more fuel to just keep working through it in ways that glorify the Lord more and more. It's just God's grace; in our weakness He is strong. Anyone who has been married or they’re in a marriage right now knows how difficult and challenging it can be. But you know what, really the Lord does have the answers. He can lead you, and He can guide you, and He can direct you through prayer and through the word and just through strong mentors around you. So, if you want prayer for your marriage or for your relationship, we're going to ask you right now, please give us a call. We have so many counselors who are here who can pray with you and minister to you and encourage you. The number is 1-800-759-0700. We just want to love you. They're here 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I want to give you this too; we actually have this booklet called, “Love and Marriage.” What makes it so great is that it has some scriptural references. It has some different stories, but it really gives you some great points that will encourage you and build you up. And know, that, listen, you're not alone. But even the Lord, He can conquer whatever that challenge is in your marriage. God is a God of restoration and love, and if you just commit to Him, listen to Him, He can make a difference in your life. Well, still ahead if you've got questions, we have answers. Rose says, “My stepmother is into witchcraft. What should I do?” Well, that's a good juicy question, and we have a good juicy answer for you when we bring it online from our live chat room, so don't go away. What makes the miracles of Jesus even more miraculous? Standing where they happened, in Israel. Come visit Capernaum where Jesus restored a paralytic’s helpless legs. Sail the Sea of Galilee where Jesus walked on the water. Stroll through the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus healed a servant’s ear. To learn more about standing where it all happened in Israel, visit www.goisrael.com. Come visit Israel. When you look in the mirror, can you imagine erasing years of aging? That's what I used to look like. Lifestyle Lift takes only about an hour. See the difference immediately. I'm Linda. I'm 70 years old. Can you believe it? Call now for a free information kit. It's quick, affordable, and takes only about an hour. 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Doctors said if he didn't get surgery within the next two weeks, he could go blind. I tried to get enough money for the surgery, but I couldn't. Alosha’s mother only makes $150 a month working as a librarian, and his father had a stroke and can't work at all. I was scared about going blind. I wanted to work but was afraid I would have to stay at home all the time. I asked many organizations for assistance, but no one would help us. So I prayed God would help. I believed in God and put my help in Him that I wouldn't be blind but would see. When a pastor heard about Alosha’s desperate need for surgery, he called CBN. We immediately sent Alosha to the best eye clinic in Ukraine and paid for his surgery. I was so relieved. We give thanks to God and to His people. Now I can see out of my both eyes. It's wonderful. I feel peace in my heart, because now my son can read his school books. Help the family and go to church with me. I want to express my gratitude to everyone who helped us. I wish you a wonderful life. You taught me by your example to help others and always believe in God. May God give you happiness and health. Thank you. What a wonderful thing! We took the flying Hospital into Kazakhstan. I was talking to the head of the eye clinic, this lady doctor, and she was telling me how many people had cataracts; and the reason they had cataracts, these youngsters, ten, nine, eight, seven years old, the Russians were shooting off nuclear explosions in Kazakhstan. They were getting these things in their cataracts. I said look, we can get inner-ocular lenses to take care of that for $90. And she said, we can get them for $50, but we don't have $50. So a lot of people were going blind with cataracts. So we were able to help many, many people, and it's such a thrill to see somebody that can't see. We were down in one of the Central American countries, and it was a grandmother who had never seen her grandchild, and she had cataracts, and we were able to fix those things. That was in Mexico. Was it Mexico? Yes, because I think I was on that trip. With The Flying Hospital in doing the cataract surgeries. We were in Puebla, as I recall. Yes, it was, Puebla, Puebla. Just one more country; but, ladies and gentlemen, we can help people. Takes a little bit of money. Give them sight. Give them a decent mouth; give them freedom from heart trouble. So many things that we can do for them. It just takes a little bit of money. Say, well I've got $20 a month, and I've got to have a coke everyday, so that's going to cost a dollar and a quarter every day, and that's going to be more than 65 cents a day. That's double 700 Club. Exactly. So, stop the cokes. Stop the lattes. It would be so easy to say, “Okay I'll do it.” Pick up your phone and call in. Let's help people. And for those who do, you're going to like this. I talked to a guy yesterday who works with one of the big broadcast operations, and he saw this DVD and said what a wonderful thing it was. It really touched him and touched others. It’s people who actually died, had gone to Heaven or Hell and come back to tell about it. Life Beyond the Grave, and will give this to you as our gift as you join the 700 Club. So pick up the phone and call in, 1-800-759-0700. And now let's talk about questions. Absolutely. Well you know, we’re a techie kind of ministry, so we are up to date. So we have people as we are doing the show chatting away. So Heather writes in, and she says, “What is it like owning a horse? Is it like really having a big dog?” No. You have to have a stable. You have to have either you or somebody else to look after the horse. The horse has to be watered and fed a couple times a day. Has to have a veterinarian. You’ve had horses for years. For years and years. I mean, I'm talking about 50 years or so, or longer. I've been riding for 65, 70 years or something. And I have to say, and I'm not saying this because you're my boss, but I'm saying it. You're a really good rider. You really are. I was watching you kind of trot and doing the sidekick things and those trio things and those dicka, dicka, dicka things. You've really got it down. Yeah, all right. Look at that. Well, I'm going up and down like a sack of potatoes. But anyhow he's a beautiful horse. What's it like? No, it's not like having a big dog, but I’ll tell you the thing about a dog. He lives in your house, and the horse doesn't bother me scratching my door. He's out in the stall, or in the pasture. Or like Blue, going, “Oooh!” All right, what's next? All right, next question. “I have a 10-year-old daughter who wants to learn how to ride a horse.” I guess this is horse day questions. “And enter in jumping competitions. What advice do you have for her?” Well, I think you should get some camp; there are camps for young people. There are barns that do training. Just make sure you get a good one. Some of these guys are brutal, and they don't know what they're doing, and the horses aren't any good. So make sure you go to a high-quality stable and get a teacher who is good. It's not cheap, but nevertheless. You talk about jumping. It's okay, but it's a good way to get your neck broken. All right, I have done jumping. Just be safe and careful with it. Ziggy used to shy. I’d go up to a jump, cantor . . . . Would she ever like stop and flip you over? No, he'd stop and go sideways. That's a smart horse. Not smart at all. You beat ‘em. It's terrible. That's horrible. No it’s not. They can kill you. You don't want to get killed. Well, I think you'd get killed if the horse just stopped and flipped you over. She's a smart horse. It’s a he. He! He is sidestepping. It’s willful. You can't let them be willful. They’ll hurt you. They’re big. I gotcha. Twelve hundred pounds big. I hear you. What's next? Well, we're switching. We're going from horses to witchcraft. Only on The 700 Club. Rose says, “I have a stepmother who is into witchcraft. What can I do to protect my family from the curses she speaks over us?” One more time, “A curse causeless cannot lie.” But you need to bind Satan. Bind Satan and her. I mean, when you see her, speak to her. If you know she's putting curses, say, “In the name of Jesus, I bind you, Satan, and the forces of evil.” Speak it. All right. I’d be pleading the blood of Jesus all over the place. Not pleading, speak. Speak. Speak and plead. Cameron says, “I've always been a loner, but I'd like to be able to make friends at school. But I'm worried that make fun of me for trying. Do you have any suggestions on what I should do?” Pat, how do you make friends? What do you say? What do you do? I'm on television, so it's easy. Okay. Up to the time I got on TV, I was real shy. No. He that wants to have friends must show himself friendly. Show yourself interested, but don't be always hanging around and sucking up to the big football hero or prom queen or whatever. Get with some people, and see if you can't share. There must be a stamp club, German club, glee club, something, and get into one of those things where you've got mutual interest in your sharing those things together. Then you're not trying to intrude on somebody else’s deal. That’s true. And good old-fashioned kindness. Kindness goes a long way. Oh yeah, you can always help somebody. Help them. Just to say hello. All right, here's a question from one of our viewers who says, “Pat, you are always talking about big brother. What do you mean by that? Why is it a problem? I like my older brother.” No, no. Big brother, when you look at the famous book about the dictatorship of the world, the dictator was called, “Big Brother.” It was kind of like the one who controls your life. It's from Orwell's, Nineteen Eighty-Four and “Big Brother.” And no I'm not talking about your older brother. I'm talking about the one who dominates, who runs the government and who tries to run your life. That's the big brother. I gotcha. Well, apparently that's all the time we have. That’s the time. It was a good show. Did you enjoy the show? I'm not sure. Yes you did. I have to ask the people what do they think? Tomorrow, we have a live performance from American Idol’s, Mandisa. And we leave you today with these words from the Psalms . . . . . . . . “For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon you.” That's all the time we've got. God bless you, and we will be back at the same time tomorrow. Bye-bye. 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