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#1 Hum

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 04:14

DECATUR, GA (CBS46) -- On Sunday, pastor Dr. E. Dewey Smith knew right away that something wasn't right with a person in his congregation at the House of Hope Church in Decatur.

A man who was visiting went into cardiac arrest. Witnesses say he was out. The man was unconscious for about 15 minutes.

"He was out at one point where he did flatline and they were doing CPR to get him back," said witness and church member Christina Hairston.

Smith didn't rely on just CPR. He called on a higher power asking the whole church to start praying.

"I just felt led to pray," said Smith. "I didn't know what else to do. I felt it was a critical situation so I just wanted to pray and I do believe in the power of prayer."

Click here to watch YouTube video of the service where the man collapsed.

Members could not believe what they were witnessing.

"Sometimes you feel like you don't even have words to be able to describe how amazing it was, how awesome it was to see God manifest his power," said church counselor Khaalida Forbes.

After several minutes of raised hands in prayer and emergency personnel working on the patient he was revived.

"You could feel the power in the room," Hairston said. "You could feel the Holy Spirit in the room. When the man came back to life that was just a moment of victory for us."

Smith agrees.

"When they raised the IV I knew that was a glimmer of hope and I knew that something powerful had taken place," Smith said.

Some witnesses claim there was even more divine intervention at work during this service.

"What was even more of the blessing of God's hand was the fact that there were already emergency medical people that were already on campus at the time," Forbes said.

The responders were at the church for another call that turned out to be nothing. But they hadn't left yet.

"They ended up wanting to stay just to view pastor's last points and continue watching after finishing with the other member," Hairston said.

As much as the pastor and members give testimony that prayer saved that man, they know there will be people who doubt them.

"God is bigger even than science," Forbes said.

"They started coming at him (pastor) saying that's medically impossible for that to happen," Hairston said. "The thing is we are not looking at medicine, this was a miracle."

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 04:19

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 04:23

So, by their logic, didn't God give him the heart attack? Did he change his mind?

 

"Oh, I didn't know killing this man in a church would make people so upset, I better fix this".



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 04:27

Very entertaining video.

 

Praise God.



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 04:34

Praise JESUS! <------ i just love how neowin adjusts the field for larger text.



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 04:46

Praise JESUS! <------ i just love how neowin adjusts the field for larger text.


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 06:07

If God is bigger than science why do the CPR at all?



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 06:17

If God is bigger than science why do the CPR at all?

 

Quite. It drives me fricking crazy. Without medical science, that man wouldn't be alive - prayer had nothing to do with it.



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 06:34

If I had been one of those paramedics I'd be really ###### for the utter lack of appreciation for my work.

Next time one of those guys have a cardiac arrest, call a priest.

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 06:51

This is great for business. There are churches on every corner in the U.S. but how many have a real bona fide miracle?

 

Praise da lord.



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 10:00

Quite. It drives me fricking crazy. Without medical science, that man wouldn't be alive - prayer had nothing to do with it.

There are many times when CPR is performed, and they die anyway.

 

The feelings of the crowd were communicated to him, that he was still wanted here.

 

You are only looking at the surface of events.

 

Prayer can make a difference. ;)



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 10:11

If God gave him the heart attack...

 

Then God revives him...

 

Did God make a mistake?

 

Or maybe, just maybe...

 

SCIENCE AND HUMAN INTERVENTION

But that would suggest that we outsmarted this "God"...



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 10:33

There are many times when CPR is performed, and they die anyway.

 

The feelings of the crowd were communicated to him, that he was still wanted here.

 

You are only looking at the surface of events.

 

Prayer can make a difference. ;)

 

I respectfully disagree. Religion is simply an elaborate fairy tale used by people in power to control the weak-minded. Sadly, it is very effective.



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 10:57

Prayer can make a difference.

 

Only to the mind of the person praying.



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 11:14

Why so much rage? Religion gonna religion.