Sounds to me like dude had a minor stroke.
I bet this sounds REALLY compelling if you're already a Christian. Very dramatic in an after-school special kind of way. Especially the part about panting in the bathroom mirror lol. Because everybody knows that great revelations always make you pant in the bathroom mirror. s**t, I've seen it in at least two dozen movies. I do it myself for effect every time I collect on a property in Monopoly. "Baltimore Ave!? TWO HOUSES!? WAHHH!" <runs to the bathroom to pant in mirror>
It makes for very long games... But boy are they *INTENSE*!!!
Surprised the guy didn't punch the glass of the bathroom mirror, out of disgust for his wretched sinful self. Then we would have had a drama cliche that was totally perfect in it's Hollywood hokeyness. Ooh, and think of how great it would be if he cut his hand, prayed, and in the morning, <GASP> THE CUT WUZ GONE!!! ZOUNDS but that would be SO amazing!
Still wouldn't mean s**t, of course. It's some guy alone by himself. He could say his whole body burned up and healed by morning... He spontaneously combusted and by the Grace of God, was healed by sun up!
No way to prove him WRONG, right? And since we couldn't prove it WRONG, it MUST BE TRUE!!! GReAT CEAsER'S GhoST!!! THINK OF THE IMPLICATIONS!
Anyway, I bet other Christians read and go "Yes! THAT is what it's like to be saved! Shortness of breath! Fast breathing! And FEELINGS! Ooh yeah, that's a big part of it; I remember! I too had lots of FEELINGS about STUFF! Yay! <seals barking and clapping>
Lmao... Why does Yahweh only ever show up in half-ass fashion? A beam of light? and feelings? Or as a face in a muffin?
Then you have "the room got cold, and then warm!"... That's a good one... Or "Spots of beautiful color in my vision!" or "A really powerful dream!"... How about a wisp of unexplainable smoke? Ooh, or maybe as a woodpecker that taps out "F-O-D" (close enough!) in Morris Code'! OMG!!! Maybe just a really odd smell in the air?! PRAISE JESUS, IT'S DA LAWD!!!
What happened to the days of raining sulphur on motherfuckers and parting oceans? People have reeeeally low standards these days.
I suppose I should just be gratefull it wasn't one of these "I had been really ill/in a drug coma/going through severe emotional trauma/ASLEEP and suddenly I woke up and then Jesus suddenly appeared to me and sat on the foot of my bed... " stories.
How often do you wake up in the middle of the night looking for the "Truth of Life"? Who DOES that? Just wake up like, "Oh, I GOTTA HAVE THE ANSWER NOWZ!!! Ooh, wait... Let me try this MAGIC SPELL my roommate left just for me.... "
Lol... How convenient! It fits right in with the fact that there was nobody around, no witnesses, the middle of the night, waiting for some answer, ANY answer, just as long as it played into what he had already admitted he WANTED TO BELIEVE... and the fact that he was in bed... THE PLACE WHERE YOU HAVE DREAMS... Funny how often gods, angels, demons, ghosts, and aliens all show up when people are IN BED, ain't it?
This poor kid is obviously a psychological marshmellow... Squishy and impressionable... All fluff, no substance, lots of calories, no nutritional content.
Frankly I'm insulted that somebody thought this limp-wristed, goofy-ass "testimonial" was going to be powerful enough that it was going to make some kind of impression on me. How big of a rube do you have to be to be taken in by this s**t??? For real! This is just absurd lol.
That was truly awful, Blake. Just really, really bad. You're not doing your religion any favors here... You're just making it look like you guys are embarassingly gullible chumps. I mean, it looks that way anyways, but this doesn't help.
And as was mentioned by others, Muslims tell the same stories. Right down to the beam of light and special feelings. Exactly the same, only they're "saved" by Islam. How do you reconcile this? I'd love to know.
Either way, don't you have anything better than this? We had a guy a few months back who's friend was given GOLDEN TEETH by god overnight while he slept. It was just a mere conicidence that he was young latino, so it worked out for him. But still, free magic gold teeth, courtesy of the creator of all existance!!! Significantly more impressive than your midnight-freak-out story, you'd have to agree.
The same guy also said his preacher could magically stop punches that were aimed at him... People apparently were always trying to attack the poor padre for telling "god's truth", but the attackers would consistently be frozen in place mid-swing and fall down on the ground!
I actually tried to confirm that one's authenticity by offering to fly out to Boston and knock out the guy's priest while being videotaped, but he wasn't really very helpful in bringing that to fruition for some reason, so we never were able to verify it unfortunately. And I was willing to convert on the spot if I was "frozen by glory", too.
Don't you have anything like that? Something truly "glorious"? Hmm? Maybe something like that story about the missionary in Africa who's brought 63 people back from the dead in some obscure African village nobody's ever heard of?
I must say, that would be a hell of a lot better than a binge-drinking college kid getting all weepy in his dorm because a car drove by his window in the middle of the night with it's brights on.
Come on man. You could at least try to put a *little* effort in here, for your Christ's sake.