“I sold my soul for a pickup truck.” 02/05/2013


Chris Kyle earned the reputation of America's deadliest military sniper. The Pentagon said his skills with a rifle so terrorized Iraqi insurgents during his four tours of duty that they nicknamed him the "Devil of Ramadi" and put a bounty on his head.

After four tours of duty he returned home to mentor other veterans, often taking them to shooting ranges.

One such veteran was Eddie Ray Routh, a 25-year-old Marine who had served tours in Iraq and Haiti. Routh turned his gun on Kyle and a friend, killing them both. Then he took off in Kyle’s pickup truck.

Routh told his sister, “I sold my soul for a pickup truck.”
His confused mind certainly got this right.“

“For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:26).


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