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Medical Reason for Visions? | The Story of God ctm magazine

One man started experiencing visions after brain surgery, and it made him start questioning everything.
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  • National Geographic on March 21, 2019

    Before seeing visions that made him question God's existence, Ian Ball considered himself agnostic. What are your thoughts on his experience?

  • arjun aj on March 24, 2019

    All he has to do is go and watch Bruce Almighty. ("-*)

  • Muhereza Robert on March 25, 2019

    I disagree with scientist about Paul's vision in his way to Damascus. Acts 9:7 shows us that there were witnesses who heard the voice but didn't see one who was speaking. And also after the vision, Paul(Saul) was without sight for 3 days. How does your science explain this. Is it also the cause of epilepsy ???
    I think your wrong. As a scientist I expect you to be sure about about before you speak. Go read about Acts 9 then ask God to help you understand before you use that as one of your facts about your study.

    Morgan, thanks for this show, it shows how spiritually blind many are.

  • Ornob Kabir on March 25, 2019

    what does it means?that god is exist?god exist or not whatever it's. if i get agree for a minute that god is exist. that's means religion is true? that doesn't means religion is true. that doesn't make sense. whatever it's god exist or not,but. there's no relation between if there's god and religion. religion is made by some antisocial grasper human being

  • Uyen Uyen on March 25, 2019


  • Daniel Henry on March 26, 2019

    I have epilepsy and I've seen things that aren't there, that's why I'm agnostic

  • Mohamed Farouk on March 26, 2019

    He has been there. He must have seen what many have seen and couldn't really describe. It's such an intense and powerful experience.

  • Mohamad Anas on March 27, 2019

    Hallucination…………… Delusion………

  • Talani Greywolf on March 27, 2019

    According to Native American beliefs, all things have a spirit. So…

  • Arlene Tognetti on March 27, 2019

    Excellent show and documentary wow. Many people have experienced this as well. I believe him and the people I have talked with myself. Like the Ah ha moment of life.

  • Improvement is Growth on March 27, 2019

    Our brain is so powerful no wonder we can only use so little of it without going insane.

  • Hunts By Chainsaw on March 27, 2019

    Seems like Morgan Freeman has faith in God. I like that, a lot. I think the believers pursuit of understanding and the scientists pursuit of knowledge are are two paths converging on the same road. Whether they are opposed to or supporting each other eventually they will end up in the same place and realize they had the same goal and were just going about it in different ways. Many believers are also in the sciences and contrary to popular opinion the two can co-exist just fine.

  • luhole on March 29, 2019

    Why would he be literally seeing evidence of scarring on the brain and draw from that that it's god? It's the scarring? There's the evidence…?

  • Varun Darbhamalla on March 31, 2019

    Truly this doesn't make at all..

  • RollYourRock on April 1, 2019

    PLEASE film in 4k –

  • chilled monkeybrains on April 7, 2019

    DMT can recreate that expirience.

  • Yolandè Solomons on April 20, 2019

    It is bizarre that even with amazing intellect but yet can miss and not connect very obvious facts. The guy was/is agnostic. . . So it's safe to assume he has not studied any religious texts. Yet without knowing it the "vision" he saw is very specifically exactly a scripture in the New Testament. He saw all things has consciousness even inanimate stuff and all things are held together by Divine love. To be clear it is not something someone that as a child or young adult attended church or religious studies would know about not many Christians pay attention to it so it's not even like his mind could suddenly conjure it up from an old memory.
    1 Colossians 16 – 17: "(16) For it was in Him that all things were created, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, whether thrones, dominions, rulers, or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him [by His service, intervention] and in and for Him.

    (17) And He Himself existed before all things, and in Him all things consist (cohere, are held together)." ——-> He is the cohesive force. . . . Lionel Richie had it right Jesus =LOVE. He is Divine love. He is the AGAPE/Divine love. Yes so my point is the guy had a vision not a seizure or a weird "scarred brain" experience. What he saw was written over 1500years ago. All things are held together by Divine love = Jesus.

  • clairmont babb on May 9, 2019

    Is it possible just possible that he is lying my mom lies to me all the time and Morgan Freeman never interviewed her

  • Yuvrajsinh Parmar on June 15, 2019

    Where is full apisod?

  • Илона Шевякова on June 17, 2019

    It's funny to hear the statement that it could be a bliss revelation. All cases of visions after death, for example, are absolutely carved and can apply to both Christianity and Buddhism, for example. Some see just space. This is just a delusion of our mind and it is more interesting from a physiological and, possibly, psychological point of view. Do not rely on hallucinations. Now 21st century.

  • minibikemafia on June 30, 2019

    Over active pineal gland??

  • destiny stonechild on July 3, 2019

    Epilepsy is connected to Demons trying to take over a person's body it's not Godly at all it's demonic … An Illuminati way of trying to turn people to the Devil 😈 falsely making people believe this is of God

  • John Riggs on July 5, 2019

    we know that loss of oxygen to the brain can cause hallucinations such as near death or after death experiences Medical experts have determined this there are other things that can cause this as well. But the Bible says clearly if they speak not according to this word it is because there is no light in them. Visions and dreams from God can truly be manifested through or in someone but if they contradict the word of God ( the Bible ) 100% they are false, dreams and visions that correspond with the Bible and it's message are to be taken as truth. This is the standard by which Christians should apply to anyone that says they have had a vision or dream from God. Also I'd like to say your so called experts on the Anti-Christ and Roman History severely needs more education and a lot of Theology Education to even know the truth about the Anti-Christ and the end of the world. I have no degree's in any of these fields of study yet I can read and put 2+2 together to = 4 National Geographic you guy's are killing us that know the truth with this hog wash.

  • Holly Hocks on July 6, 2019

    Apparently patients that are religious fanatics have slightly different brains than people who are not. There was a study where hundreds of people had brain scans and the difference was noted, the same goes for serial killers who have no empathy. It’s a biological difference just as psychopaths have DNA that can be seen as different, not all those with the same DNA go on to kill. Scientists have identified a alcoholic genetic marker and genetic markers for heart disease. That’s why companies have started offering DNA kits to the general public to screen themselves for predisposed medical conditions.

  • bmo 420 on July 8, 2019

    Alot of people is going to be really surprised on judgment day. I hope everyone is ready for it

  • bmo 420 on July 8, 2019

    I dont even get mad at the atheist because I know one day, they will suffer. And unlike humans, it's not going to be a quick and painless death, it's going to last for ETERNITY

  • Some of the comments show intolerance towards other people s point of view which is completely an uncivilized way to make a mature discourse . Some of you seem to be deeply immersed up to their ears in this material world . Sane people should be open to many possibilities and not limit themselves to narrow and one sided explonatios . sorrowfully some people have a one way street mentality .

  • Michael Sparks on August 19, 2019

    It's called the pineal gland and it could have been the reason for his experience.
    The center point of the frontal lobe could have definitely been swollen enough to push out just enough melatonin from the pineal gland, which has also been known as the third eye and is known to connect us with the spiritual world outside of our bodies. It's the sixth sense gland that many cultures credit with spiritual experiences.

  • Patricia Lucious on October 14, 2019

    Boy God don’t love u. He loves his children.

  • YUN MAHDI BABY on November 20, 2019

    They're is an antichrist for every age .. different points in time .. we will have another antichrist

  • why so serious ? on December 13, 2019

    There is some supernatural power or something we don't know of yet.. And we call it 'God'. I doubt if we humans would be able to riddle it out or not!

  • Mister X on December 24, 2019

    Firstly please, allow me to say that I am a total believer in God, having had, (I believe), a personal, complely unexpected, experience with – from? – Him and I feel that this person has experienced the wonderful privelege of being touched by Him, no matter what spin is put on his experience.. It really does catch you totally unawares.

  • Kane's Crimes on January 20, 2020

    Certain drugs will manipulate chemicals in your mind creating "visions" which most attribute to the supernatural/messages from god/another dimension.
    …so how far of a stretch is it to credit a chemical imbalance for the mans visions?

  • Dennis Jurkovic on January 22, 2021

    im willing to donate my body to science "" before"" i die…so could live forever. anyone who can help me with this..???

  • Rufus Tub on February 9, 2021

    t r a s h

  • francoise dandre on February 11, 2021

    PROBANT ce documentaire.

  • Saravanaraj Cholan on March 28, 2021

    Please make tamil translation of this video…

  • K on July 28, 2021

    Even if these things are caused by epilepsy, that doesn't rule out God, because that could be how Hod communicates, it could also be that a 'damaged' brain has to redirect to over neurons which sees a different reality, like a car journey that have to divert off the motorway & takes a country lane instead. I'm agnostic, but I absolutely believe theres so much more to the complexities of the Universe & think both the spiritual & science is inportant. They are the Ying & Yang to each other, the spiritual provides the love & purpose that the science needs to have energy to seek, & the science propels our journey forward.

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