Thursday, June 4, 2009

Man Raised From Dead: Verified by Doctor

I don't usually post miracle testimonies I haven't personally been connected to because I can't personally vouch for the credibility of the story. But this caught my attention and I wanted to share it for anyone interested in a testimony of a person raised from the dead and verified by a cardiologist.

Follow this link for the video. For another telling of it see this link.

11 comments:

Chase Warren said...

Hey Karla! How have you been? Long time no talk!

Karla said...

Hi Chase, doing well, very busy in the non-cyber world of late. How are you?

Chase Warren said...

The same! It's crazy but at the same time awesome, haha. Did you church ever find a building to use for worship and how is the ministry going?

Karla said...

Chase, yes we did. It's going well. I responded to you in more detail via myspace.

Will said...

I like how in that video it wasn't actually the prayer that raised him from the dead. It was the extra shock they gave him after the prayer. I mean, for someone like me who is atheist, I would have thought the story to be much more powerful if immediately after being prayed for the man for no other reason just got up and was alive again, but instead he had to be shocked back to life. Why was that necessary if it was the prayer that saved him?

Karla said...

According to the doctor the man had been dead over 30 minutes. Even if they had brought him back only by giving him one last shock he would have been severely brain injured. He was not. The guy was turning black they said before he prayed for him.

I can't personally vouch for the story, I don't know the man, the doctor, and I haven't talked to the interviewers about it. I don't know anyone who does know anyone involved.

I have seen miracles and experienced one, but this one just caught my attention on-line because it had a doctor involved. Most skeptics want a doctor's verification of the miracle.

You can always chock it up to being some kind of strange fluke of nature.

Karla said...

Oh, and to me when the expected telling of the story isn't given it seems more credible. The doctor could have left out the details of the shock thinking people would ignore the prayer, but he told the full honest story. He didn't tell it the way one would expect a miracle story told, he told what happened and leaves it up to others to choose to believe it or not.

Will said...

ACtually he told the story exactly how I thought he would. I assume the only reason he didn't leave the extra shock part out is because there were numerous witnesses in the room that would have disputed his claims had he done so.

As soon as I started watching that story I knew exactly how it was going to end, with some sort of medical intervention actually being the reason this man lived. Sure it was speculation on my part, but then again, I was raised as an evangelical by evangelical ministers and time and time again I've seen credit go to god when there were other contributing factors to "miracles"

Will said...

P.S. The only reason the story didn't end the way that you expected is because you're on the other side of the fence on this. You expected it to solely be an act of god, and later on in the telling had to face the fact that if this did indeed happen the way that it is told (which as far as I'm concerned might have been completely made up considering this supposedly occurred at a "christian hospital" which by default makes me skeptical) resulted positively because of a last minute scientific decision.

Karla said...

I said "the expected" like what skeptics would expect. I have no problem with having him shock him once more. Often God asks us to do something as an act of faith that completes the miracle. He works through us more times than not.

I've seen miracles so it's not difficult for me to believe such stories. But like I said I am not in a position to personally vouch for it. I can personally vouch for my mother-in-law's arm growing and inch and a half instantly when my husband spoke for it to grow even with the other arm. I can vouch for a huge sinus infection and upper respiratory infection leaving my body instantly upon receiving prayer.

cl said...

Karla said, "You can always chock it up to being some kind of strange fluke of nature."

Sure, and atheists usually do. Problem is, such is no more or less rational than claiming it was a miracle. How some can proceed with such irony while calling themselves rational is another question entirely.