‘That Is God’: Tennessee Man, Bible Miraculously Survive Fiery Crash

Car-compressedMEMPHIS, Tenn. — Witnesses were left amazed after a Tennessee man who was rescued by good Samaritans on Sunday just before his vehicle exploded also discovered that his Bible remained unharmed although his SUV was completely destroyed.

According to reports, the man’s Jeep Laredo was sideswiped by another car on Route 385 near Memphis, which caused him to veer off the road and down a hill, and then smash into a pole.

Witnesses state that the jeep immediately burst into flames upon striking the pole.

“The entire expressway stopped and people ran from their cars trying to break the windows and open the doors of this mans car to free him,” driver Anita Irby recounted on Facebook. “As they were, the others went up in prayer for God to deliver this man from the paws of the devil.”

When none could find a fire extinguisher, first responders used a jack iron to try to break through. The man appeared to be pinned in the vehicle, now a fiery inferno.

“It appeared he was completely trapped in the driver’s seat because the steering wheel was pressed up against his chest,” driver Corey Kilpatrick told local television station WKRC-TV.

Good Samaritans helped cut the man’s seat belt and pull him from the vehicle. Moments later, it exploded.

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“None of the flames touched him,” Irby explained, thanking God.

The man, who has not been identified, was transported to Regional Medical Center with non-critical injuries.

Investigators were further amazed as they found a Bible lying in the passenger’s seat amidst the remains of the charred vehicle. The Bible was untouched by the flames although the car was completely destroyed.

“This is truly the most incredible thing I’ve seen today. Driver saved from burning car, everything burned but Bible,” reporter Lynnanne Nguyen posted to social media, along with photographs as proof.

“That is God,” driver Eugene McNeil told reporters. “If you don’t believe it, I don’t know what to say.”

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  • disqus_SUijHfDO8w

    Definitely a miracle.

  • Becky

    A miracle from God! Praise God Almighty through Christ our Lord.

    • wandakate

      I don’t understand why GOD does what He does. I do know that His ways are not our ways, and His thoughts are not our thoughts. I believe there are modern day miracles, and that there is a purpose in everything that He does, even though we mortals may not know what that purpose happens to be.
      The man is said to have been very lucky, there is no such thing as “luck”. The man was (in my humble opinion) very BLESSED to be alive after that fiery crash, and I would certainly cherish that BIBLE from now on if I were him and do some mighty work for the LORD.
      The LORD saved my life back in 2001 when I had total cardiac arrest, and I devoted my time and efforts to His cause by writing 5 manuscripts so far and am considering a 6th one for His glory. My first one will be published in March of this year. ALL glory be to the LORD JESUS.

  • sammy13

    And yet people still doubt. Or worse, scoff!

    • Cady555

      Explain to me why I should not doubt or scoff given these facts.

      All I see is either (a) a perfectly normal event where a fast moving fire jumps over objects or (b) evidence that god is able to intervene in human events yet 99.99999% of the time chooses to let children, animals, parents and granparents suffer and die while he saves bibles and puts his face on potato chips.

      Scoffing seems a rather natural response to me.

      • yael

        He could take you and your haughty attitude in a second-But so far He hasn’t. Can you explain that to us?

        • Cady555

          I need evdence of your claim.

          • Watch man

            By the time you wake up tomorrow you will find enough evidence. And be kind to share it with others

          • Cady555

            I’m awake. No evidence.

  • This style ten and six

    A couple of weeks back a cattle truck hit ice, skidded, hit a rock cut and burst into flames. The driver and some cows were killed. Why no miracle here?

    • Cady555

      Because obviously saving an easily replaced book is important enough for God’s intervention. Saving living things from harm, not so much.

      • yael

        Mocking the Creator of the Universe…..not a wise thing to do.

        • Cady555


    • yael

      Was the man driving dedicated to the Lord? Was he a man of prayer? Did the man give God a reason for saving him? There are so many reasons why a person is saved or not. There is no way to say what it definitely was. But, it seems like wisdom to have a strong relationship with God so that no matter what happens, you’ll be in a good place with a good result.

  • Cady555

    Could somebody explain what is being claimed here, and why it is so wonderful?

    Do you honestly think a supernatural being intervened in natural processes to save a book? If so, why?

    And if we consider saving this book to be evidence that the supernatural being is both willing and able to intervene in natural processes, what does it tell us about his character considering the number of people, including infants, who die every week in car crashes.

    Note to moderators – I am not questioning the underlying truth of the supernatural being. That’s for another time. I am questioning the human thought process to attribute these events to “miracles” along side Jesus’ face on a potato chip and claim that these events somehow prove god.