Friday, February 5, 2010

Two men preaching religion shot to death in Boynton Beach

Usually I'm happy to get an email from Rob-roy Nelson. Not today. This is a sober reminder that the task at hand concerning on-the-street evangelism is serious business. Many of us can relate to what a great blessing it is to get together with friends, bring our favorite tracts and hit the crowds with the greatest message imaginable. Open air preaching and sharing the gospel one on one. I can't think of a task more important than telling a dying world about the Savior.

We can never, ever, ever forget to bathe all of our feeble efforts in prayer before, during and after every outing. Anything can happen. This story is all to evident of that. Eventually we will all die, and so will those we are trying to reach. Some will receive the message, but most won't. These two men ended up paying the ultimate price for their obedience.

by Eliot Kleinberg

Jeriah Woody executed two men who made the mistake of preaching religion to the 18-year-old, a witness has told police.

Woody, who turned himself in to Boynton Beach police Wednesday, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the Saturday night deaths of Stephen Ocean, 23, and Tite Sufra, 24, near the Boynton Beach city library.

He was expected to be taken to the Palm Beach County Jail later today and have a bond hearing Thursday. Boynton Beach spokeswoman Stephanie Slater said this afternoon he was still being questioned and she would not immediately provide information about a motive.

A woman who identified herself as Ocean's sister, but did not want to give her name, said the two men, best friends, were ministers who were ordained last year and had turned their lives around after run-ins with law enforcement. She did not want to identify the church with which they were aligned.

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