Solution to gang violence
Solution to gang violence: Our open letter to those in a street gang. There is another alternative to the membership of a street gang leading to death or the prison.
Access instead another family who provides, shelter, food, love, security, hope and joy and who meets regularly and near you.
Jesus said turn the other cheek (Matthew 5:38-40)
In facing great opposition, God said, “…the battle is not yours.”
“…Vengeance is mine.” (Deuteronomy 32:35) (Romans 12:17-19)
Summary: The Battle is not yours. Sooner or later the evil will get what is coming to them.
SO PUT DOWN YOUR KNIFE TODAY
Here is just one example of the vengeance of God
God closes the red sea on the chasing army of Pharaoh who wanted to enslave the people of God. (Exodus 14:5-29).
Our role is the difficult task of pursuing peace in a divided society. If you are in a gang ask your leader if they would meet with local church leaders to negotiate periods of peace with revival gangs. (Hebrews 12:14)
Putting down your weapon is not a sign of weakness. It is a sign of wisdom.
But Jesus said to him, “Friend, why have you come?”
Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and took Him. 51 And suddenly, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword, struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.
52 But Jesus said to him, “Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will [a]perish by the sword. 53 Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels? 54 How then could the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must happen thus?”
Even if you do not agree,
let us share this page and talk some more… You might end up saving a life.
Let there be …Peace on our streets
Use the Holy grounds of the local church as neutral territory to negotiate peace between rivival gangs. It can be done. Take one small step of faith. Thank you.