Dr. Lee then explained he is the only child of old Mr. Syd Lee, whom their son Cornelius murdered in July 1994. I then mentioned that I was with Cornelius in the jail on the previous Sunday; that I then spoke to him; that I then also preached to all of the convicts; and that I had now come to visit them precisely at the request of their son.
I then explained to them how even King David, a man after God’s own heart, murdered someone in a moment of weakness — but later sincerely repented of this. Second Samuel 11 and 12, with Psalm 51.
I then told them that their son Cornelius, on the basis of faith in Christ which he now professes, had been made just — in the eyes of the Lord. Then I asked them whether things are right also in their heart — and, if not, whether they did not wish to settle the matter with the Lord immediately.