I heard about a serial killer who kidnapped his victims before raping them. Then he killed them and cut their body parts into little pieces, and put them in his freezer. He would occasionally dine on his victims as his hunger would strike.
He attempted to capture and rape a teenage boy, who fled into the streets naked. This drew some unwanted attention, as you can imagine. The police discovered this holocaust of horror in his apartment.
Of course, the serial killer was sentenced to life in prison.
And in prison, he claimed to have “found Jesus”. A few months later, he was beaten to death by fellow inmates with the end of a mop. But not before Jeffrey Dahmer “was reconciled” to God.
I don’t get it. What kind of a theological system would make room for someone as jacked up as this psychopath? Who kidnaps, rapes, kills, and eats people? And what kind of a God would invite this kind of behaviorist into His heavenly kingdom?
A God of scandalous grace. A God who covers the sins of Mother Theresa and my three daughters. A God who sent His Son to be massacred on a Roman execution stake in the worlds first “Shock and Awe” campaign. A God who saves a seat at the banquet table for Jeffrey Dahmer, and me.
A God who meant it when He inspired the words: “Whoever is willing… Whoever is broken… Whoever is thirsty… Whoever needs 70 x 70 chances…