I have tried to do a fair amount of reaserch on this topic before posting this thread so i will go ahead and tell you the steps i have taken as to make the helping process as streamline as possible.
Can enter Recovery and Download mode - soft brick perhaps. Can start the phone into the OS, Computer recognizes as a removeable device. Able to connect to Odin software.
When phone starts and i enter into the rom i get error messages saying google processes stops, media stops, touchwiz home stops. These error messages pop up multiple times. The phone will randomly shut down and display a battery symbol like it is charging (i believe the battery is good since it shows half charged and will increase % the longer i let it charge). I cant really access the SD card from my computer because the phone will force shutdown before i am able to read from the SD athough the computer can detect the SD.
Steps to resolve:
Wipe data and Factory reset in recovery mode
Used odin to install stock firmware. I installed the LK3 AT&T Rom for the I747 from here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...9#post33570269 by extracting it and using Odin to flash the MD5. Sucessfull flash w/o any errors.
Cleared the Cache from recovery after i flashed.
Ideally i want to flash CMW and CM11 on the phone and just be finished with stock rom since it seems like it is causing me a lot of problems. Although it seems like i need a working, function stock rom first to be able to put the needed files on the device and install applications and whatnot before i can do that. What worries me are the random shutdowns even when the phone is plugged in and the corrupt software. Although it still has fully functional recovery and download modes so its not a brick yet.