Do you think Ted really got “saved” before his execution? I just don’t see someone like him being capable of accepting such things, but I’m curious what you think. Thanks for the awesome content, keep it up! 😀

Ah, “saved” is such a big word in this case. He was very self-aware, and I do believe he was scared of himself, of what he had done, and of what he would continue to do if he were ever free again. He told it himself to an officer that they need to be careful because if he ever had the chance he’ll probably try to escape again. Having a daughter only reinforced his position and I do believe he was truly terrified of the idea she could end up being the victim of a “Ted Bundy”. Killing was an addiction, and if, in 1989, they told him “you’re good to go”, you can bet it wouldn’t have lasted long before he start again.

So, was he “saved”? No, he couldn’t be saved from himself at this point. I do think that praying, reading the bible,… was some sort of comfort blanket to him and who knows what he believed in the end? 

2 thoughts on “Do you think Ted really got “saved” before his execution? I just don’t see someone like him being capable of accepting such things, but I’m curious what you think. Thanks for the awesome content, keep it up! 😀

  1. Well look at the Thief on the cross next to Jesus. He simply said “Lord remember me when you enter your kingdom”. Jesus turned to him and said “today you will be with me in paradise.” So yes absolutely it is very possible Ted Bundy could have been saved. There are no restrictions as to who can obtain salvation. We are going to be amazed at the people we are in heaven!

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    • Any reply to this question is, of course, an opinion but according to my own religious training, yes he certainly received forgiveness and could be saved because salvation is not by works but by grace (it is a gift through Jesus Christ and none of us deserve it). Even going by Eastern religions that have the concepts of Karma (the moral law of cause and effect) and reincarnation, there is no way he or anyone else is forever damned. At any rate, salvation whether immediate (Christianity) or ultimate (a long process or journey as in Hinduism, Mahayana Buddhism etc.) is not contingent upon whether or he was cured or totally reformed in his life on this earth. So he could be in heaven or in a kind of purgatory or just on the path back to God, self-realization, liberation of the soul, but certainly not suffering in some eternal barbecue of his being.

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