David Berkowitz, the "Son of Sam" serial killer who terrorized New York city twenty years ago, says he deserves to die for his crimes. Berkowitz, whose murders were part of a nationwide, satanic cult conspiracy, says that he has given his life to Jesus and now is a witness to other criminals in state prison. He said he prays daily for God's forgiveness for the horrible acts he once committed.
In a letter to the New York Daily News, the born again Berkowitz wrote, "I have nothing but deep regret and sorrow for all that has happened and for all the bad things I have done." He said that while Christ has chosen to forgive him, he nevertheless wishes he could go back in time to change things and prevent the terrible suffering of others.
David Berkowitz says that spirits of evil visited him virtually from birth. "I craved the darkness when I was a child_I roamed the darkened streets like an alley cat, and I wasn't yet a teenager," he explained. "I could barely hang on to my sanity...thoughts of suicide plagued me continually."
"My Jewish parents," Berkowitz says, "would break down and cry because they saw that I was such a tormented person."
Lost people everywhere: Take heed! If David Berkowitz, can be changed by the blood of Christ, so can you! If David Berkowitz, a self-confessed Satan worshipper and serial murderer, can repent, have his sins washed away, and become a new person through faith in Christ, so can you!
"Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from sins in His own blood, and hath made us kings, and priests unto God and His father; to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen."—(Revelation 1:5-6)