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Simple Prayer Brings Man Back to Life

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Hum    6,934

Florida -- Dr. Chauncey Crandall isn't your usual doctor. The world-renowned cardiologist is a man of medicine and science, but he's also a man of faith.

Dr. Chauncey Crandall: "If you come in with a problem into our service, we are definitely going to treat you with conventional medicine, but we are going to believe it too. We are going to attack it with conventional medicine, and we are going to attack it with prayer."

He calls himself the Christian physician because he prays with each heart patient he sees at his Palm Beach practice. The difference, he says, is dramatic.

Dr. Chauncey Crandall: "The reason I pray for people is because I found, early in my trained practice, that there were miracles, unexplained healings."

But even his strong faith could not prepare him for what would happen the day Jeff Markin walked into the Palm Beach Gardens emergency room.

Jeff Markin: "I drove to the Garden's Hospital, went in, took out my wallet and fell on the floor with a massive heart attack."

For 40 minutes doctors and nurses in the ER tried to revive him. When they couldn't get his heart started again they called for Dr. Crandall, who was doing rounds in the hospital at the time.

Dr. Chauncey Crandall: "As I entered the ER it was like a war zone. Here was this lifeless body on a stretcher."

The doctor couldn't do anything and could only confirm what everyone already knew, Jeff was dead. He had gone almost an hour without a heartbeat, and his body was starting to decompose.

Dr. Chauncey Crandall: "His face, his arms, his legs were pitch black with death. I said, 'Let's just call the code, let's end it because there's no life left.'"

As Dr. Crandall turned to leave, he says he got another call this time, a call from God to pray.

Dr. Chauncey Crandall: "A voice told me to turn around and pray for that man. I looked down at the body, and I said, 'Lord, what can I pray for this man? He's gone.' All of a sudden these words came out, 'Father, I cry out for this man's soul, if he does not know, you raise him from the dead.'"

Despite protests from doctors and nurses who were preparing Jeff's body for the morgue, doctor Crandall insisted they shock him one more time.

Dr. Chauncey Crandall: "So that doctor came over with those paddles and blasted that man and, all of a sudden, instantly a perfect heartbeat came up on the monitor. The stomach started moving, the chest started moving. This man started breathing on his own, and I said, 'This man has been prayed for, he has been brought back from the dead by prayer in the name of Jesus.'"

Louis Aguirre: "So where was Jeff during all of this? He believes he left his body and crossed over to the after life."

Jeff Markin: "I was actually standing in the back of the funeral home, and I came to realize that this was my funeral.

But, in the middle of sitting alone in darkness, Jeff says a figure suddenly appeared to him.

Jeff Markin: "There was a figure that identified himself as Bob, and he was going to make sure that everything was going to be OK. I'm figuring that was my guardian angel. At that time, a very peaceful feeling and very relaxed feeling came over me, and then he said he had to go and, the next thing I know, I woke up in my daughter's arms."

He woke up to a second chance, one that can't be explained by medicine or science. As Dr. Crandall puts it, the only answer is divine intervention.

Dr. Chauncey Crandall: "You are speaking to a scientist, a cardiologist, someone who loves medicine. I've never, ever seen this. There are always people that do not believe these events, and I will just tell them that it did happen. It was a real story, a real life that was restored."

Jeff wasn't exactly a believer before that day. He didn't regularly attend church or read the Bible, but this experience has made him believe there is a higher purpose for his life.

Jeff Markin: "I feel like maybe I am supposed to be a messenger. I want to get the right message across that miracles do happen."

A miracle that brought him life after death.

Jeff Markin: "I'm so happy I have a second chance." :)

Louis Aguirre: "Jeff says he is now attending church mainly because he wants to figure out why he was chosen for a second chance at life."

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Berserk87    49

:D (Y)

nice.

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gigapixels    99

:no:

Just, no.

He woke up to a second chance, one that can't be explained by medicine or science. As Dr. Crandall puts it, the only answer is divine intervention.

Great, so we're getting this confirmation of divine intervention from somebody who is already biased enough to believe so. This could easily be explained by science, yet they have given it no such chance in this case.

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Hum    6,934

^ Someone not breathing for an hour and beginning to decompose ??? Easily explained by science ? :laugh:

The 'science' I always read says, coming back to life after this long is not possible, and certainly NOT without brain damage.

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gigapixels    99
^ Someone not breathing for an hour and beginning to decompose ??? Easily explained by science ? :laugh:

The 'science' I always read says, coming back to life after this long is not possible, and certainly NOT without brain damage.

But science is always evolving, and if it were given a chance to investigate this case there would be some explanation given. Remember, people believed the Earth was flat long ago.

I won't continue to debate this, since neither side will budge, but I'm simply stating my point of view on this matter (and the many like it).

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JasonC    3

Wow! Thats awesome!

Thanks for sharing.

We serve an awesome God, those of us who do. ;)

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MGS4-SS    1

I call this bull****, but I think that everyone with common sense knows that.

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Matrix XII    38

What a great story :)

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ataris_kid    0
I call this bull****, but I think that everyone with common sense knows that.

+1

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Mathachew    149

Right, because the whole hospital is involved in the Christian conspiracy to fake miracles only to further the cause of Christ? There are more documented stories just like this where the unexplainable occurs, and as stated, it can't be explained. What's bull about this story?

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Slimy    14

What's stupid about this story is the fact that he was shocked is almost disregarded. It's as if the doctor just prayed and he came back to life. I don't care what made the doctor order another shock to be made, the fact is that the shock did the work, not some prayer.

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TheElite    127

Damn. Amazing.

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gigapixels    99
What's stupid about this story is the fact that he was shocked is almost disregarded. It's as if the doctor just prayed and he came back to life. I don't care what made the doctor order another shock to be made, the fact is that the shock did the work, not some prayer.

Precisely.

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TheElite    127
What's stupid about this story is the fact that he was shocked is almost disregarded. It's as if the doctor just prayed and he came back to life. I don't care what made the doctor order another shock to be made, the fact is that the shock did the work, not some prayer.

Erm, so shocking a person one hour after he's pronounced dead with his body starting to decay is enough to get his heart beating?

THAT is stupid.

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Bant    0

duh guys, shocking the body can't pull a soul out of heaven... gotta ask god for that!

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vincent    155
^ Someone not breathing for an hour and beginning to decompose ??? Easily explained by science ? :laugh:

The 'science' I always read says, coming back to life after this long is not possible, and certainly NOT without brain damage.

Science builds on doubt, and not absolutes

Science: "we're working on an explanation and understanding, we don't know...yet"

Religious: "I don't know, so god did it"

The article reaks of intellectual laziness.

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TheElite    127
Science builds on doubt, and not absolutes

Science: "we're working on an explanation and understanding, we don't know...yet"

Religious: "I don't know, so god did it"

The article reaks of intellectual laziness.

Atheists like to misrepresent theists don't they.

Religious: "I don't know, lets find out how/why God did it."

Fixed.

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timmmay    48

I believe :)

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Justin-    0
Wow! Thats awesome!

Thanks for sharing.

We serve an awesome God, those of us who do. ;)

+1

I've heard a lot of stories like this from other countries.

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MGS4-SS    1
Atheists like to misrepresent theists don't they.

Religious: "I don't know, lets find out how/why God did it."

Fixed.

Sadly, even you know that the part of "lets find out how/why God did it" is never practiced.

Even further, no need to attribute the work of a shock paddle to the work of a God.

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The_Decryptor    1,105

Bringing somebody back to life after they have been dead for an hour (and has started to decompose) is a pretty cool feat.

So it's odd there is only one single news report about it.

So anyway, is the guy like a zombie now?

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R-Flex    0
Atheists like to misrepresent theists don't they.

Religious: "I don't know, lets find out how/why God did it."

Fixed.

It is still intellectual laziness.

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Slimy    14
Atheists like to misrepresent theists don't they.

Religious: "I don't know, lets find out how/why God did it."

Fixed.

Show me

a) when they ever found tried to find out how or why god did it

b) how or why god did it

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AltoidBox    19

I've never heard of a hospital attempting to revive someone for 40 minutes straight unless there's some indication that he's coming back (like his heart starts occasionally and goes back out). This sounds highly exaggerated.

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Stokkolm    337

There was a story on the Discovery Health Channel about a kid who was buried for something like 5 hours and was able to be revived by the EMS personnel. That doesn't happen without some without some kind of intervention, whether it be divine or something else.

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