Skip to comments.Was executed Virginia woman, Teresa Lewis, really a Christian?
Posted on 09/25/2010 1:10:07 PM PDT by jackspyder
On Sept. 23, 2010, in Jarrat, Virginia, 41 yr. old Teresa Lewis was executed by lethal injection in connection with the murder of her husband, Julian Lewis and her stepson Charles "C.J." Lewis in October 2002. Thousands of individuals petitioned VA Governor Robert F. McDonnell to change her sentence to "life in prison" to no avail. (SaveTeresaLewis.org) News reports around the nation mentioned the story citing details about female executions (the last one in the U.S. was here in Texas in 2005; of the current 10 TX females on death row, 4 are from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex - details).
The News Media has also reported on Ms. Lewis's life including the fact that she was a church-going Christian caught up in sex and drugs who callously prayed with her husband shortly before allowing the men who shot Mr. Lewis and his son into the Lewis's home as part of an elaborate plan to reap the benefits of Mr. Lewis's life insurance policy. She reportedly involved her 16 yr old daughter who had sex with one of the gun-men. Is it possible for someone to be a Christian and do something that cold and corrupt?
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Only reliable way to find out is to throw her body into the river and see if it floats.
If she was then she's a dead Christian.
Why do people think that being a Christian means you become sinless? This shows a complete misunderstanding of Christian faith.
Christians, like all humans, engage in sin because we are sinners first. While Christ will offer unlimited forgiveness for those sins, He does NOT automatically set aside the worldly consequences of that sin. Thinking otherwise also misrepresents the faith.
If this person sincerely asked for forgiveness of all of her sins from Jesus before she was executed, then she will have had no problems getting into heaven.
I dunno. Obama says he is....
Only way they could have improved this situation was if they took her remaining accomplice and gave him the needle at the same time. She may have had a low IQ however her husband and stepson are as dead as if she were a genius.
The most important question is..... the ones she had killed, where they Christian?
In my opinion no. Refer to the doctrine of apostasy. Hope I spelled that right.
She was a major sinner, so obviously not a Christian.
I am not reading the whole article, but there are bad people who happen to claim — and worship under — every faith. No faith is immune.
In my religion it is said, and I believe it to be true for all, that G-d provides a good option in every choice a human has to make. She chose evil.
If she truly has faith in God and His Son, and committed this deed, the sooner she is sent to the presence of God, the better.
I think she’s like those liberal DemocRATS who are always telling the morons in the “media” that they are “a Republican that voted for Bush, TWICE, and have a son/daughter serving in Iraq but now support Obama”. See my tag.
youre joking right? Please tell me you are joking....
Alright hinckley buzzard, just who the hell are you? I am from Hinckley, and I live under the buzzard notoriety. Give me your nearest crossroads.
Agreed. Let God sort em out.
Does it matter? Should real Christian converts be exempt from the death penalty after committing a capital crime? Its not unusual for prisoners to find the Lord in prison.
true repentance and belief can come at anytime
We can only judge her actions, not what her state of grace with God is. I hope she made peace with Him for her spirit’s sake.
it wasn’t just about finding the Lord in prison, she was going to church and singing in the choir before the murders
those people on her side said she not have received the death penalty because the guys who actually pulled the triggers, committed the murders, did not receive the death penalty
If she was a Christian, then her supporters ought to be happy to send her to heaven.
Becoming a Christian only absolves you of your sins. You still must pay for your crimes.
She was a genuine imitation Christian.
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If she was, at the time of her death, she’s with the Lord now. How bad can that be?
If we could only measure the tempurature of her current surroundings ...
For the purposes of her punishment, it doesn’t matter. She did the crime, she’s gotta take her licks. I hope she found Christ before it was over.
I have no idea if she was a christian but see no reason people in prison couldn’t repent and be saved.
Just because the government failed to execute them does not argue for the government to fail in executing her. It is an injustice that the guys who pulled the trigger were not executed. No need to compound the injustice by not putting her to death.
Only she and Jesus know the truth of that and at this point neither are saying much.
She was a particularly vile and dispicable woman.
Christians are not and should not be exempt from punishment for wrongdoing. 1 Peter 2:20 “But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it?”
If she did not believe in God, she certainly does now. James 2:19 “You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe thatand shudder.”
Was she a believer when she died? Only God knows the heart but her actions should display a love for God or not. 1 John 3:10 “This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother.”
If God wants her and she’s in Heaven, I’m okay with that. IF God doesn’t want her, who are we to argue. I have no doubt that God has made the right decision on her fate, and I am glad that decision is in His hands rather than mine.
I don’t know if she was a Christian, but I don’t doubt that she was a sociopath.
“Why do people think that being a Christian means you become sinless? This shows a complete misunderstanding of Christian faith.”
Yes, as long as we live in these bodies of flesh, sin will be an issue....but, as a Christian I am so grateful to know that Christ knew this as well. And took my sins, my many sins upon Himself and died FOR me.
If this woman truly recognized herself as a sinner, one who Christ died for.... if her faith and trust was in Him and what He did for her, then she was a Christian, regardless of the heinousness of her actions. After all, King David, a man after God’s own heart, arranged for Uriah to be placed where he would surely die, because he, the king, coveted the man’s wife....... Though killed in battle, God laid the blame for Uriah’s death squarely on the head of the king. There were consequences, decided by God, for David’s sin. But God still loved David, in spite of his actions.
God knows what we are. Whatever was in the heart of Teresa Lewis..... only God knows. He is now dealing with her according to whatever was there, in her heart. He will do exactly the same with the rest of us, case by case, individual by individual.
I hope she truly was a saved woman. If God and the holy angels weep over lost sinners, then so do I.
Does it matter? If she was a Christian and had asked for forgiveness then she could be in heaven as I type but there are temporal punishments for actions in this world. The people are still dead, their relatives still have to live without them and she was culpable.
What about the men that did the actual killings? How come they did not get the same punishment? I don’t understand the law and punishment in this case. They acted on their own to carry out the killings but she is the one who receives the worse sentence. Can anyone explain this?
By their fruits you shall know them.
She was rightly executed and the men should have been executed, too. It was premeditated murder for hire. But just because they got it wrong with the men doesn’t mean she shouldn’t have been executed.
She most likely found God waking down to hall.