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Bible stops bullet: Divine 'intervention' from God? Man saved from bus shooting

A Bible stops a bullet? You heard right — a bus driver who was shot directly in the chest this week was seemingly saved by divine intervention due to a Bible the man was carrying in his breast pocket. Today News reports this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, that police officials even admitted that “some kind of intervention” must have taken place in the incredible incident which occurred Monday morning in Dayton, Ohio.

A man's life is saved from bullets by the Holy Bible
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Although many people certainly believe that their faith has saved their lives in the past, a Bible stops bullet claim might very well top the list of ways God intercedes in human affairs, shares the press release. Ricky Wagoner, a bus driver from Ohio who was in the middle of trying to fix his poorly running bus yesterday, soon found himself cornered by three men on the street.

Authorities say that the assailants were likely under the influence of drugs or alcohol, as they did not make any sense in the attack.

"He heard suspects say that it was time to kill a polar bear to get into a club,''' Dayton Sgt. Michael Pauley told reporters.

Taking out a gun, the assailants proceeded to stab the man in the arm and then shoot Wagoner in the leg and chest area. However, the bus driver revealed to a 911 operator later that he was able to fend off the attackers during the brutal assault. He was able to grab the pen and stab one of three back before the trio fled the scene.

"I didn't want to stay there,'' he said in the recording of his 911 call. “I took the gun and knife away from them and shot at them."

It was only after the 911 dispatcher began asking Wagoner to look over his injuries that the man realized the blessing, which certainly seems like a form of divine intervention. A pocket Bible stopped the bullet from penetrating his chest.

"I just looked at the chest,'' he told the emergency aide. “It just feels like I've been hit with a sledgehammer. I've got a book in my pocket, and I don't think they made it through this book."

Two bullets were found buried deeply in the copy of “The Message,” a modern form of the New Testament. Wagoner acknowledged after the bus shooting that he had only started carrying the compact Bible around just last week in that breast pocket.

"There was obviously some kind of intervention involved in this incident because he probably should not be here,'' noted one police official on what looks like God's intended handiwork.

Wagoner remains in the hospital, but his condition is stable. The three suspects are now being actively searched for by local Dayton authorities.

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