Nov 28 1994 ABC newscaster Peter Jennings announced…

Nov. 28, 1994 ABC newscaster Peter Jennings, announced the death of Jeffrey Dahmer. He was 34 years old and had been in prison 3 years. He was convicted of killing, dismembering and even cannibalizing 17 young men over a 13 year period. Relatives of the victims were interviewed and I remember the words of a sister of one of the victims, “I am glad he is dead. He wasn’t sick, he wasn’t insane; he was evil, altogether evil!” Jack the Ripper, Charles Manson, Son of Sam & Jeffrey Dahmer!!! What few know is that Jeffrey Dahmer was converted to Christ while in prison. Mary Mott, who works with World Bible School, thought “he needs Jesus more than anyone else” and decided to send Dahmer a course. He read it , studied it and began to correspond. Eventually, he wrote, “Is there a preacher from the Church of Christ who can come and baptize me?” Roy Ratcliff from nearby Madison, Wisconsin baptized Dahmer in May of 94 in a prison whirlpool. Upon hearing of his death my first reaction was “good riddance, he finally got what he deserved!” But later I discovered he was a Christian. I immediately became ashamed of my first reaction. No matter what he had been guilty of, Jeffrey Dahmer had a soul worth saving. As far as we know, Jeffrey Dahmer died a faithful Christian. But he was a ruthless killer! He was the blackest and vilest of sinners! He even ate people he killed! Abominable, detestable, perverted, debased, wicked!!! NO!, NO, NO!!! He was a child of God, washed in the blood, saved by grace, beloved of God. But he didn’t deserve to be saved! Neither do you or I! If any of us are saved, we will be saved by grace. So then without prejudice or judgment, let us affirm the incomprehensible love of God and praise Him for His infinite mercy.

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