NEWS ALERT: Street Preachers Killed In United States

By BosNewsLife News Center

tute_sufra_166935kWASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- A religious liberty group has warned that "Anti-Christian hostility is getting increasingly deadly" in the United States after two street preachers were shot and killed by a teenager who apparently opposed their message.

"The increasing demonization of Christians in our culture makes some feel its open season on Christians," said Gary Cass of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission.

Tite Sufra, 24, (pictured above) and Stephen Ocean (pictured below), 23, were shot to death late Saturday, January 30, in Boynton Beach in the U.S. State of Florida, where they evangelized, after meeting 18-year-old Jeriah Woody, local police said.

"They witnessed to Woody for fifteen minutes, when he got a phone call and told the preachers he 'had to go'," added the Commission, which closely monitored the case.

CHRISTIANS EXECUTED

"As they walked away, Woody suddenly started walking back toward them. Sufra walked up to greet him and was killed with a shot gun blast at point blank range. When Ocean ran, he was shot in the back. After he fell, Woody shot him in the head execution style."stephenocean_166845k

Woody was detained Wednesday, February 3, and is charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Bail was reportedly denied to him.

Cass complained about a lack of interest in national media. "As of today, there are no national news organizations reporting this vicious murder of two innocent Christian men. Why?"

Cass said, "I'll ask this: If two Muslims, or two feminists or two homosexuals were murdered, wouldn't the media be all over it? These were two fine young black Christian men shot by another black man for their Christian faith, yet the media does not seem to care."

"OMINOUS SIGN"

He described the case as "an ominous sign" of times "that Christians are being shot on the streets and in our churches."

Last year, Jim Pullion was killed while holding pro-life signs in front of his granddaughter's Owasso Michigan high school. Reverend Fred Winters was murdered while preaching in his pulpit in Maryville, Illinois.

"Increasingly we see Christian ministers threatened and churches terrorized and vandalized for their stand on marriage. Now when Christians gather for worship they must have armed security."

He said, "Anti-Christian defamation and bigotry has helped to create this violent climate and it must stop."


30 thoughts on “NEWS ALERT: Street Preachers Killed In United States

  1. Dear GMpilot,

    The article you mentioned is a blog and it seems to me not very well sourced. I agree with you that people on this earth still face the consequencies of their deeds. However these preachers had left their criminal past behind them. We updated their past in another story http://www.bosnewslife.com/11941-prayer-vigil-for-murdered-american-evangelists (below subheading ‘Jail Records Reported’) before your latest commentary. There are indications however that they wanted to reach out to troubled youth, as they understood them very well. Yet, that still does not change the fact that they were gunned down while preaching the Gospel. The trigger for Armageddon by the way will come after the Body of Christ has been taken away, so I will not be there to cover it…Yet, these kind of incidents and many others around the world seem to point to the Last Days.

    Best regards,

    Stefan
    Stefan J. Bos, BosNewsLife

  2. http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/juice/2010/02/gangs_boynton_b-town_boys_jeriah_woody_stephen_ocean.php

    The above article is based upon the police investigation. There’s no evidence that the two were executed for preaching their faith, and quite a bit of evidence that members of their former rival gang had killed them. I don’t claim to know as much as others do about the Last Days, but I do know something about gangs. Unless you’re willing to claim the police were incompetent on this matter, it was not a ‘hate crime’ but a gang-related grudge killing. Christians often seem to forget: Christ may save your soul in eternity, but if you do wrong here, you usually have to pay the price here.
    This was not the trigger for Armageddon.

  3. Hello I am christian(bible believer) from Poland!I have heard about this murder!My pastor told me about this!My pastor is American and he is street preacher here in Poland!It is realy sad what happen in U.S.A!We are glad there are real christians in America!DO NOt be surprised Bible says about word’s response when they will be kill disciples…!In America are many religious people but there are not many true believers…!STOP play in religious games …Go and be the good soliders of JESUS CHRIST!If is JESUS yours LORD surely you will be fill what GOD says in HIS WORDS if not you will do nothing for GOD’s KINGDOM and JESUS glory
    !Stay with LORD JESUS CHRIST
    mark

  4. Dear GMpilot,

    The Bible makes clear that they have indeed left the “thug life” behind them. John 3:16 (King James Version) says: “16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Which makes me believe they are in a much better place now than you and me at the moment. If they were thugs, than we all are, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23, King James Version). However they were/are also forgiven and renewed in Christ. Apparently you know more, or claim to know, about the Last Days. But that has nothing to do with where they are now, according to the Bible.

    Best regards,

    Stefan J. Bos, BosNewsLife

  5. They were street preachers. They were also thugs who thought they’d left the thug life behind them: Sorry, but the Last Days has been postponed. This was not the trigger.

  6. Darren,
    We have to obey the gospel.
    “in season, out of season, reprove, rebuke with all long suffering”
    We are commanded to preach the gospel of the kingdom where ever we are.

  7. We did not hear anything about this at all! We wonder why? Is this the way life should be in the United States of America? God is love and what happened to these men was not loved at all! God help us all!

  8. The person responsable for these two cold-blooded murders should be executed immediately. “An eye for an eye”. All christians should immediately stop street evangelisim to protect their own lives. What use are you to God and to preach the Gospel to all the earth if you alow yourself to become a martyr? One you are dead you can’t acheive anything to convert lost souls back here on earth. Preaching should only be confined to the safety of the church pew (althouh it now looks like even this is not safe in America anymore – I’m glad I don’t live there, I am from Australia and nothing like this ever happens over here.). It is up to us to bring lost souls into the church FIRST, then convert them.

  9. its time we CHRISTIANS stood up and take back our country before the towell heads take it. yes it is a Religeous war time. is it ours or the muslims. this is AMERICA THE HOME OF THE BRAVE , OR IS IT, anymore. I dont think they want too bring it to us in our backyards. study your Hisyory. com on

  10. I agree with the poster who says that we are already in the last days. It is obvious from the increase in severity and frequency of natural disasters, the seas and winds roaring, men’s hearts failing them for fear of what is coming. People are heady high minded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of god; having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof; unthankful, unholy, disobedient to parents, truce breakers, WITHOUT NATURAL AFFECTION. I began to realize the world was experience the beginning of sorrows when we started to see women with less affection for their own children than the harlots in King Solomon’s court. It seemed to start with Susan Smith. Thereafter, it seemed like the horror and lack of natural affection became worse and worse. Recently, we saw a lovely child sold for drugs raped and murdered, a man in Florida, slammed a helpless baby into the sidewalk and then took him and threw him out of the window on the highway. We must encourage one another so much the more, because we see the day approaching. We cannot wait for the “MEDIA” to cover the story. We can talk about these things. We can keep our minds filled with the Word of God and thinking about our great salvation and have it be as natural as breathing to praise his name and testify of his goodness.

  11. Why do we think that christians living in the last days will not be attacked? In the Roman collosseum christians were fed to the lions and burned alive in front of thousands of cheering romans. From the forming of the first church up until the present time christians have become weaker and weaker. Personally I am not shocked at any thing that happens in the world today. The old testament calls Satan,”the god of this world.” Jesus stood before Pilate and said, “My kingdom is not of this world.” In the new testament it says, ” the whole world is under the sway of the evil one.” Another translation say under the power and another says under the control of the evil one. The new testament says that Jesus is coming back to establish His kingdom. If He’s coming to establish His kingdom that means someone else owns this kingdom. When God looks down at this country to Him it’s Sodom and Gomorrah Deja vu all over again. And USA does not mean united states of america, it means under satan’s authority. How God sees things and how mankind sees things are totally different. We’ve been seeing things as mankind sees them. That’s why the whole world, and especially this country is in such a mess.

  12. I am terribly upset by the lack of News coverage of this event. Thank you for publishing this horrific act of violence against Tite Sufra, 24, and Stephen Ocean , 23. They were in the right place, doing the right thing; carrying out the “Great Commission,” sharing the Gospel with a lost soul. Paul said, “But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.” Acts 20:24

  13. Yes, praise God. These are two Martyrs, gone on to be with the Lord, but it didn’t have to happen this way. This goes to show us today, that perilous times is here. But has Christains we must stand. 50% 80% 100% want do. But to them that endured to the end. the same shall be saved. My Brothers & Sister, Blessed is that servant, whom his Lord when he cometh, shall find so doing. And i fill like every “Church” in that city should come together and Protest about this Murder, and why the Media is not Broadcasting it. But you all be encourage, and keep these two Martyrs, Family in our prayer’s

    God Bless.

  14. Though the events of this story is real and upsetting, it should be noted that Jesus told us that we would be persecuted for his name sake, if the world hated him how much more will it hate us? As the body of Christ we need to be prepared to go the distance at all times without hesitation if it is the Lords will, to the families of these two servants of the Lord and the family of the shooter, I send my deepest condolences and all that has replied here and everyone who hears about this will be in prayer for you, as well as the Lords will concerning the young man who did this. But we should never hesitate to continue the preaching of the word to whom ever the Lord sends us to, so be encouraged brothers and sisters in the Lord we are living in the last days, and it will only get worse from here but our strength is in Christ Jesus our Lord and savior, our days on the earth may be short but our reward is eternal.
    God Bless.

  15. I am so sad for these brave young men, trying to help their fellow man have a wonderful place to live forever with Jesus. Why the media is not reporting this like they should is troubling. They are with their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To the young man that killed them, is it now worth killing 2 young men and possibly spending the rest of your life in jail or the electric chair/lethal injection?

  16. Please do not grow hate in your heart for this young man. Rather pray that God will soften his heart and bring him into the flock. We street preachers will keep preaching and ask the rest of the church to join us.

  17. There’s no doubt about it, we are definitely living in the last days. I think it’s far worse than in Noah’s days; no one tried to kill him. In a prison where I mentor women, I see Satan’s handprint clearly. He’s an optimist, and he wars against God, so he doesn’t mind how many of us he uses to kill others. We must stay focused on Jesus; every minute of the day.

  18. These two men were simply being obedient to the command of our Lord. They are now at rest in the grave where their souls will be resurrected when our Lord calls us up. They are both martyr’s of our Savior Christ Jesus. Bless their memory. I hope we have the fortitude to follow their example.

  19. My heart goes out to the parents of this two courageous Christians! I could only agree that the times are getting late and now the persecution of Christians in America is getting here.
    Come Lord Jesus! You are bride is waiting!

  20. I know a Church that street preaches every week in Deland and Orlando. The only problem they have had is with the local government but they overcame that. This is bad but still very random!!! At least people are still preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ to lost men and women!

    Amen!!

  21. Heb 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
    Heb 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

  22. Surely these martyrs of the faith see the face of the Lord Jesus Christ right now, and they finished the race so faithfully. May their families find comfort in that they WILL see them again!

  23. These two young mean of God are Last days martyrs and counted amongst all the others that die for the sake of Christ and loving people enough to put their lives on the line.

    Martyrdom does not know race or nationality….thousands die every day all over the world for the sake of the gospel and only other Christians hear about it and some of those go unnoticed at all. But the Great God we serve…trust me, He notices.

    We Christians in a free country (while it’s still free) need to keep the news alive…tell it to on-line Christian news efforts, your friends on Facebook, call CBN, call your local tv stations and ask why it isn’t being aired,speak of in your church and ask for prayer for the families left behind….and yup, the biggie….pray for the murders.

  24. Let us pray for these people, for their families who are hurting the most. Jesus is coming soon, are we all prepared for this? He is showing us, His followers, that we should be ready.

  25. This is an example of the consequences of the church on the whole sitting idle while wickedness increases within this nation. These are the beginning pangs of tribulation.

    To those Christians who are taken back by this horrible and senseless act of violence to the faithful. My warning to you is as following: STOP sitting on the fence waiting for the rapture!
    Too many have been sitting idle so long that spiritual atrophy has set in. This incident should be a call for Missional Evangelism within this nation. Missional — for we are no longer a Godly nation. The church is merely an organization that over 85% are dead or dying in their religiosity. Therefore the neighborhoods should be approached as if in a foreign nation void of God. Evangelism — for that is the commandment of Jesus to make disciples, not Christians.

    With a Heavy Heart,
    Minister Peter

  26. We must stand strong in Jesus and keep His world view and not the world’s. Sufra and Ocean are with Jesus in His Glory. “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Phil 1:21

  27. This is so sad. It does not surprise me in the least that this was not covered by the news media. Most media is bought and controlled by the government and or “people i n high places”…..this is only going to get worse but we who stand strong and stand for the Lord know God will have the final say.

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