ThugExposed.Org Senior Pastor-Evangelist Fernando Perez
ThugExposed.Org Senior Pastor-Evangelist Fernando Perez
THE FORGOTTEN KEY TO VICTORY OVER GANGS
Gang leaders don’t like to lose members to local churches. They will ‘tolerate’ members ‘looking at’ religion and the church as a good ‘exit’ strategy, or as a good means of looking legitimate. Churches that want to make a true dent in Modern Street Gangs need to add a forgotten key–the key of discipleship. To put it bluntly, a church MUST show gang members the way out of gang life TO Jesus Christ AND how to STAY in Christ.
Don’t be fooled. Just because a person ‘comes forward’ at an altar call after the preaching of salvation doesn’t mean that they ‘get the full message’. Remember, some of those coming forward have been exposed to bible terms, but with different definitions. Pastors and altar warriors need to make sure that converts ‘know that they know’ Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and can publicly state why they believe in Him.
Ex-gang members will have to clearly be shown what they came out of and what they were (Sinners); plus, what they are now and where they are now (Saints) based upon what the Scriptures say! This process is crucial! Many gangs use the KJV in the wrong ways to ‘support’ their sin. There needs to be a clear discipleship process with God’s Word, as well as people to keep tabs and contact with this new lamb.
Next, the convert should be ‘pared up’ with someone of the same sex that has been a Christian for more than a few years, and can ‘come along side’ them to answer their questions; show them some friendship, and–if needed–be that ‘middle of the night contact’ if they have questions about the faith.
Last but not least, the church where the ex-member has joined NEEDS to have a regular, weekly meeting to teach new converts and new members–from the KJV Bible–what God expects of them, how to live this new life in Christ, and how to grow in Christ. I’ve seen far too many cases where churches ‘dance a jig’ over getting a new member, but won’t take the time to keep up with that member after the service is over!
Real, genuine discipleship is that forgotten key to victory over sin!
Mike Ramey is a Modern Street Gangs and Media Consultant for The Gang Line. He can be reached at email@example.com. © 2015 Barnstorm Communications. Permission for use granted to Thug Exposed.Org
This is a Powerful Video by the Vigilant Christian, very insightful!!! There is a conspiracy in our entertainment industry to shape our minds to accept the coming Mark of the Beast-666″. This is prophetic, please watch:
“Once again Hellywood has misrepresented in the worst ways one of the most powerful stories in mankind’s history! In this video we look at how Hellywood attacked God by making a movie about the exodus! Please share this video and PRAY !!! God Bless and STAY VIGILANT !!!”
STILL HAVE TO TRAIN YOUR OWN CHILD!
On the subject of getting children to mind their parents, I remember a past comment from Pastor John Hagee: “If THEY can train a dolphin to bounce a basketball on its nose at Sea World, YOU–parents–can train your child to do their chores and show proper respect to you in your own home.”
I’ve been noticing over the past few years that the video gadgets are getting smaller and smaller, and the kids using them are getting younger and younger. Parents these days have gotten used to the ‘peace and quiet’ of turning their kids over to an electronic device much the same way that their grandparents used to plop them down in front of a TV set, back in the day. The only difference is that their parents USED to take the time to turn off ‘the boob tube’ and teach them the REAL lessons of life.
Much the same thing has also been taking place in our churches. A parent–IF they can get their child or teen to attend church–still drags along their electronic ‘gear’ to get them to sit still during the service. Of course, the child can only ‘focus’ on the video screen, and not the Word of God.
Who is ultimately responsible for ‘training up’ of a child? The KJV Bible says that this is the responsibility of the p-a-r-e-n-t! Not the Pastor; not the Sunday School teacher, but the p-a-r-e-n-t! YOU, dear parent are responsible for teaching YOUR child about the Word of God, the doctrine of the Bible, prayer and the need for understanding the catechisms of the Christian faith. There are going to be a LOT of broken hearted church members (notice I didn’t say Christians) who are going to find out when their child gets older that they will LEAVE the church and NEVER return. Why? Because Mama, Daddy or both found the time to ‘give’ them things, instead of ‘teach’ them Bible.
I would challenge EVERY Christian parent to spend some time in the Book of Proverbs. See how King Solomon, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, wrote about the needs of youth, the gravitation towards sin, and the dangers of the streets and the criminal element. That is covered in the FIRST chapter. I would urge any parent to spend a month in Proverbs, roll up their sleeves, and DAILY start passing the wisdom on to their own kids. IF a parent can spend several hundred dollars on a device to ‘stunt’ the mental growth of a child through electronic means, they can spend an hour or two teaching that same child about God’s word…and making their mental faculties grow in tune with our Lord. It is always about priorities and choices. Time for parents to make some wise ones…themselves.
Mike Ramey is a Gangs and Media Consultant with THE GANG LINE, Indianapolis, Indiana. Feel free to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. ©2014 Barnstorm Communications. Permission granted to ThugExposed.Org for site usage.
Another Teen Victim of the Grand Theft Auto Video Game. A father, who is a high executive in Atlanta shares his heart felt tragic story of his son Eric, who was obsessed with the Grand Theft Auto Game since the age of 9. The lessons in this story that Mr. Mack shares, will certainly bring a lot of awareness to parents and kids, which could possibly save a life.
Interview by Rayford Johnson/Author of Thug Mentality Exposed & Director of ThugExposed.org
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3. Impact on Behavior (B.E.A.R. Module)
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15. Counseling Techniques (R.E.A.C.H.I.N.G Module) Part-2
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