An Atheist Professor is Saved by Christ
Before his near-death experience, Dr. Howard Storm was a Professor of Art at Northern Kentucky University. He was also a staunch atheist, and, by his own admission, a hostile fellow who used his rage as a weapon of control on those around him.
Above all, he was certain—certain that anything which could not be measured in the physical world did not exist.
But all of this was changed by his experience.
At the age of 38, Dr. Storm underwent a life-changing event. In June of 1985, he took a group of students on a trip to Europe, but upon returning to his Paris hotel room, he experienced the sudden onset of severe abdominal pain.
He was taken to a hospital and diagnosed with a duodenal perforation which required surgery, but no surgeon was available until the next day.
As he waited, the pain became so intense that Storm knew he was going to die, and eventually passed out.
During this period of unconsciousness, he found himself standing outside of his body. Drawn by voices calling to him, he left the hospital room, and was faced with a number of pale, humanoid creatures that began to attack and humiliate him, driving him down a long, dark hallway.
After hearing a soft voice tell him to “Pray to God,” he recited some fragmented Bible verses. The creatures retreated, and out of fear, he called out for Christ to save him. Jesus personally appeared to Dr. Storm, saving him from the demons and sending him back to his body.
The experience shook Dr. Storm to his core, and the former atheist went on to enter seminary, and was ordained, serving as pastor of Zion United Church of Christ in Norwood, Ohio for over a decade. He wrote a book about his experiences entitled, "My Descent Into Death."