A week after his epic conversion to Christianity during a violent attack on a Christian man with a knife for preaching Jesus on a commuter bus, former Rastafarian Conroy Bent reportedly passed away in his sleep.
Valomar Thompson, 36, the Christian man who prayed with Bent after the former Rastafari adherent attacked him on a bus in the city of Portmore in Jamaica on Jan. 23, told Mustard Seed Stories Tuesday that Bent was also suffering from lung cancer but he only found this out after learning that Bent passed away on Saturday morning.
“The same gentleman passed away in his sleep. I did not know that he was suffering from lung cancer. So he passed away last night which is Saturday (Jan. 30) night. He passed away. It goes to show the great length that God will go to rescue one soul,” Thompson said in a recording shared with MSS.
“It really is bothering me because I am intimate with this situation. At the same time I am rejoicing because I’m believing that God wouldn’t go to this length to have him end up in hell…It’s just amazing to know that this took place and he is now gone,” Thompson noted.
“It’s unbelievable. That is why the devil was acting up so much. I guess he knew that this was the last chance for this man to repent. And thanks be to God that he has given his life to Jesus.”
Thompson explained in an earlier MSS report that in his first encounter with Bent on the commuter bus on Jan. 23, the then Rastafarian told him there is no God, vulgarly dismissed him as a beggar and warned him not to preach Jesus in his presence.
When Thompson refused to stop preaching, Bent pulled a knife and threatened to take his life. God however intervened in a shocking way and forced the angry Bent to repent on the spot and soon after trim his locks.
Read, Rastafarian Attacks Christian Father With Knife in Jamaica and God Steps In for full details on the complete encounter.
Bent will be buried in Jamaica on Feb. 19. Photos may will be available then.