Jaceli123’s off topic thread, volume 1
|December 26, 2013||Posted by scordova under Off Topic|
Some visit UD trying to get answers for their questions. To that effect, Jaceli123 and others have been fielding questions that maybe some of you can answer. I don’t have answers toJaceli123’s question about tails and jaws.
Other than that, have at it. Here is my off-topic: Boxer George Forman became a Christian after a near death experience.
He’d been a burlger, and misfit. He then became an Olympic champion and then Heavyweight champ. But then Ali dethroned Foreman of the title. Some time later, Foreman had a near death experience, and friends and family could not comprehend the transformation. He became kind and charitable….running out of money, he came back to the boxing ring to give glory to God. In 1994, at age 45 Foreman regained his title (that was a miracle!).
From the Boxing Encyclopedia:
In his dressing room after the fight, Foreman told his trainer, Gil Clancy, that as he left the ring, he was plunged into despair. He thought he had died, and a giant hand was carrying him out of the emptiness surrounding him. He then said his head and hands were bleeding, and he began to yell, “Jesus Christ is coming alive in me.” With that, Foreman jumped into the shower before Clancy and the others in the room could stop him. As the water poured down on him, Foreman began to shout, “Hallelujah, I’m clean! Hallelujah, I’ve been born again!” Clancy later said, “It was hot as hell in the ring. He was hallucinating from dehydration.” Foreman, who believed he had a real religious experience, retired from boxing and became an ordained minister. Ten years later, Foreman returned to boxing at the age of 38.
As always in my prayers I said “God, if I win this thing again, before the whole world I’m gonna get down on my knees and thank you. And when it happened, I got down on my knees and thanked God above.”
This reminds me of this Bible verse by the Apostle Paul:
I do not fight like a boxer beating the air
I got a little choked up seeing the photo of Foreman kneeling in prayer at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Here were the other testimonies of Christian conversion:
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