Rev 6:15-17 Then the kings of the earth and the great ones and the generals and the rich and the powerful, and everyone, slave and free, hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains, (16) calling to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb, (17) for the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?”
If there ever were a time that you would expect everyone to truly repent, it would be when they actually see Christ returning to judge them. But what happens? They persist in their evil, they hide themselves from Him, preferring to be buried by boulders than to face up to their sins.
USA Today reported today that David Renteria was executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas. Why? Because in 2001 he had abducted and murdered a little 5 year old girl, Alexandra Flores. She and her parents had gone to Walmart in El Paso to do Christmas shopping. I won’t give you the gruesome details here – you can read them in the news accounts if you choose.
Right in front of her family who were there to watch the execution of this murderer, Renteria said this:
There isn’t a day when I don’t think about what I did. No words can describe what you are going through.”
Sound good? Have his 22 years in prison on death row had a positive effect? After all, he also said, after singing a religious song, “I’m sorry for all the wrongs I have done.”
But…psychopaths and their kind never truly repent. They lie. They pretend. The only “repentance” they exercise is absolutely and thoroughly fake. And guess what? They ALWAYS show us that it is fake. Renteria did not disappoint in this regard:
And for those who have called for my death, who are about to murder me, I forgive you.
And there you have it. He probably tried to pull that same line on the Lord. How well do you suppose that worked for him? He will have eternity to think about it…in hell.
RASNs (think of psychopaths being in that acronym too)…never repent. They never truly confess sin. They project. They blame others. They try to suck pity out of us – and far too often they succeed. Your domestic abuser or that narcissist in your life will pull this repentance claim card on you – count on it. Oh, how convincing they sound. But you can be sure of this every single time, the thing is counterfeit through and through. All designed to accuse you, to elicit sympathy, to gain allies for themselves, and to even further abuse you.
The news story also noted that Renteria, while in prison, had “rededicated himself to his Roman Catholic faith, according to the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. You can be certain that these things were just more of the same fake sham designed to manipulate and deceive the gullible.
Your RASN may not be a murderer (although I have always maintained that the spirit of murder is present in all of them), but the same spiritual DNA is shared by them all. It is as if they attend the same training program in evil. And this fake repentance business is a fundamental course in their diabolic training. Don’t be taken in by it.