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"If I have made mistakes," he pleaded, "where is forgiveness?"
@body:"You know what?" Sturgeon asks toward the end of his sermon. "I welcome persecution of the church."
"Amen!" cries Alderdice.
"The church has never been stronger until they're under persecution."
"Why is that? Because it calls forth all the reasons for the Kingdom."
"Oh, thank God! Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!"
After the service, Sturgeon and Alderdice are all smiles as they shake hands and share final Sunday blessings with the congregation.
Once again, Alderdice tells New Times that he doesn't want to talk. "I feel like you're trying to retry me on things I've already paid for," he says. "I've done every minute of my time."
He pauses a moment, then says, "Man to man, I want you to realize that my brother was murdered, and an attempt was made on my life. And I want you to think real hard about what would happen to me or my family if people found out I'm here."
Then, with a hand on a shoulder, he ends the conversation with a challenge.
"Most of all," he says, "I hope you find Jesus Christ.