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A Real Christian in Arizona Saves Jodi Arias’ Life

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Jodi Arias looks toward the jury entering the courtroom during the sentencing phase retrial in Phoenix

Wielding a knife and gun, Jodi Arias brutally killed Travis Alexander. By the time her case went to trial, Arias garnered much media attention. Ultimately convicted of murder and facing the death penalty, Arias was saved by a hung jury and prosecutors decided tried again. After the second sentencing proceedings and a long deliberation, jurors voted 11 to 1 for the death penalty. In Arizona, that lone juror saved the life of Jodi Arias.

 

When I heard a juror stood against death, I realized that there is at least one real Christian in Arizona. Whether the juror knows it or not or even believes it or not, they follow the teachings of Jesus more closely than all these other folks who claim to be Christians and keep on killing. Followers of Jesus are called to love their neighbor as their self. Does anyone realize that it is impossible to love your neighbor as your self and kill them? The teachings of Jesus are about creating and maximizing life not taking it. If you are interested in discovering how to follow Jesus in our culture of death, look no further than the lone juror who prophetically stood against execution.

 

Amen.

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