NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE
- Atheist WARNS USA after near-death experience
By Mary Joyce, website editor
By his own admission, Howard Storm was an adamant atheist who lived a decadent life and used people for his own self-serving reasons. To make matters worse, he was an intellectual professor who absolutely knew he knew everything.
Then, like a bullet to his stomach, a ruptured duodenum brought him to death�s doorway. At that point, he had a near-death experience that was terrifyingly hellish. He was led down a hallway into absolute darkness where he was tormented by souls like himself � those who had lived their earthly lives on the dark side without love or compassion for others. They seemed to get energy and pleasure in tearing Storm�s body apart with their long nails and sharp teeth.
�How ironic it was ending up in the sewer of the universe with people who fed off the pain of others!� Storm later wrote in his book, �My Descent into Death.�
Terrified, in pain and feeling like road-kill, he saw no hope of escaping. Then a voice said �Pray to God.�
�I remember thinking, �Why?� What a stupid idea. That doesn�t work,� Storm recalls. Yet the voice repeated the words �Pray to God� two more times.
Storm didn�t know how to pray, yet in desperation he murmured a hodgepodge of words from the Twenty-third Psalm, �The Star Spangled Banner,� the Lord�s Prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance and �God Bless America.�
To Storm�s surprise, the demons backed away every time he said �God.� Then the childhood song �Jesus Loves Me� popped into his thoughts and in a desperate experiment he called out �Jesus, save me.�
Suddenly he saw a pinpoint of light in the inky blackness that engulfed him. �It was moving toward me at an alarming rate,� he recalls.
�I knew that while it was indescribably brilliant, it wasn�t just light. This was a living being, a luminous being approximately eight feet tall and surrounded by an oval of radiance. . . . Tangible hands and arms gently embraced me and lifted me up. I slowly rose up into the presence of the light and the torn pieces of my body miraculously healed before my eyes.�
While in the presence of Jesus and the angels between heaven and hell, Storm was able to ask questions. Anyone can imagine what those questions might be, but here is the answer to one that everyone in the United States should take to heart:
�Will the United States be the leader of the world in this change?�
The United States has been given the opportunity to be the teacher for the world, but much is expected of those to whom much has been given. The United States has been given more of everything than any country in the history of the world and it has failed to be generous with the gifts.
If the United States continues to exploit the rest of the world by greedily consuming the world�s resources, the United States will have God�s blessing withdrawn. Your country will collapse economically which will result in civil chaos. Because of the greedy nature of the people, you will have people killing people for a cup of gasoline.
The world will watch in horror as your country is obliterated by strife. The rest of the world will not intervene because they have been victims of your exploitation. They will welcome the annihilation of such selfish people.
The United States must change immediately and become the teachers of goodness and generosity to the rest of the world. Today the United States is the primary merchant of war and the culture of violence that you export to the world. . . .The United States has been given the opportunity to be the peacemaker of the world. . . .
There are millions of people in the world dying for lack of things people in the United States take for granted. This is not God�s will. God wants you to know that every person is your brother and sister. . . . There must be a turning to God or the reign of the United States will end.
Because there is so much conflict and war over religion, here is one more question Storm asked, followed by the answer. �Which is the best religion?�
The religion that brings you closest to God. There are good people in bad religions and there are bad people in good religions. It is not so important which religion, but what individuals do with the religion they have been given. . . . God loves all people and is pleased by religions that seek God in Spirit and in Truth. God abhors the misuse of religion that creates divisiveness between people, that justifies violence, that promotes pride in self-righteousness. God is far greater than any religion.
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