After letting ‘Jesus take the wheel’ a man from Tennessee flips his car multiple times and nearly dies.
To those of you who may be looking to the Lord to help them make decisions, you might want to check out what happened to 33-year-old Chad England.
Believers can often be heard saying that they let Jesus guide them down the right path, but in this particular case he was way off.
Chad lost control of his vehicle and flipped five times after letting Jesus take the wheel. He was said to be speaking in tongues when the police finally found him.
Tennessee Highway Patrol officers say they found England clearly inebriated and under the influence of drugs and alcohol. After they had realized what had happened to him and a few questions later, Chad was was reported to try and flee the scene whilst tightly holding a glass jar.
Although the officers were confident the man was under the influence of drugs, he refused to take a drugs test and so this could not be validated.
After searching England’s car, police report that they found:
“six grams of marijuana, 0.6 grams of cocaine, a pipe, rolling papers, a 3/4 empty bottle of Crown Royal, a small empty bottle of Crown Royal, and several cans used for ‘huffing.’”
England is reported to have told officers that Jesus appeared before him and told him to let Jesus drive on his behalf.
Well Jesus sure messed up this time… Instead of a the peaceful journey to his destination in the arms of the Lord that he was intending, England ended up with physical injuries and an arrest lost including, but not limited to DUI first offense, felony possession of schedule II for resale, possession of schedule VI, and possession of paraphernalia.
Local news station WVLT reported:
“Two witnesses said they saw England speeding down the highway, when, for no apparent reason, he left the roadway on the right side”
Although it was most likely the drugs that Mr. England had taken which made relinquish his driver responsibilities, and not some religion inspired epiphany, it certainly does highlight how far people will go to when they believe that they are experiencing divine intervention.
You just have to take one good look at the world to see the absurd things people are prepared to do in the name of religion when they’re normal, never mind drunk or stoned.
England says he recalls:
“…I was being called and was traveling to bow down before someone.”
Chad got off considerably lightly and was somehow able to walk away from the accident. Others who act on psychotic hallucinations under the influence of ‘religion’ aren’t always so lucky.