Pastor Returns to Pulpit after Severe Stabbing

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A Michigan minister, who was beaten and stabbed 37 times, has returned to the pulpit with a message of forgiveness.

"I don't want this to be the 'Kevin Ramsby' story. I want this to be a God story," Rev. Kevin Ramsby said told his church Sunday.

Ramsby is the executive pastor at Revival Tabernacle, outside Detroit. He told his congregation he has forgiven the man who broke into his home and wants to meet and pray with him when police make the arrest.

Ramsby spoke with CBN News shortly after the incident.

"I want God to get the maximum glory through this incident," Ramsby said. "And this did not happen for the enemy to steal and destroy and to take land back that God has already began to capture and recapture for His kingdom."

Ramsby was attacked in his home by an intruder Aug. 4 while his family was out of town. He says it's a miracle he was stabbed 37 times and not one vital organ was injured.

Police say it was likely a robbery that went awry and they are still looking for a suspect.

*Originally published November 4, 2009.

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