By Mark Ellis, taken from God Reports, June 8, 2012
Dr. Viggo Olsen has more than twenty letters of academic and professional achievement following his name and is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery. His brilliant surgical career is documented in the book, Daktar: Diplomat in Bangladesh.
At the beginning of his medical practice he believed in science, a view that held little room for religious faith. “I viewed Christianity and the Bible through agnostic eyes, feeling that modern science had outmoded much of this religious sentiment,” he recalls.
Dr. Viggo Olsen and his wife Joan, 1950
He began his internship in internal medicine at Long Island College Hospital in New York. During this period, his wife Joan’s parents challenged the young couple to attend church and investigate the claims of Jesus Christ. While he gave them some outward assurance they would attend, he wouldn’t say how often. He also told them he would make an impartial search for truth about the Bible, but inwardly, he had reservations. “We reluctantly agreed to study their ‘unscientific’ religion.”