Churches Should Set The Example
Statistics show that about 95 percent of all inmates are at some point released back into society. Many of the inmates are simply unable to cope with life on the outside. Most of our churches take the attitude that this is just the way it is in todays culture. Regardless of what we attribute this problem of crime to, the truth of the matter is that "todays inmates" will be "tomorrows neighbors".
The question is, "what are we going to do about it"? There is one thing for certain, Jails and Prisons are not working. They are designed to punish, not cure the inmates problems. Today, there are ten times as many prisons as there were twenty years ago.
So its not hard to see that Prison is not working. Trying to rehabilitate these men and women through behavioral science is a wasted effort.
But the church says, "what else can we do with them"? This is a very dumb question.
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It's The Churches Place To Tell Inmate's About Jesus.
Christ Didn't Give Prison Guard's The Great Commission
There is only "one answer" to this problem. That answer is to "TELL THEM ABOUT JESUS". Now I ask you! Is this a job for the government, or is this a job for the church???
The church is here to represent Christ to the rest of the world. Its not the job of the prison system, the police officers, or the parole/probation officers.
There is only one way for a person to be rehabilitated, That is for Jesus Christ to take away the old heart of stone, and give them a heart for Him. The only way that is going to happen is for the church to send volunteers into the jails and prisons to tell them about Jesus. How then shall they call on Him in Whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of Whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? Rom.10:14,
The CHURCH CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT CRIME. I don't know of any other plan of crime prevention that will have any effect at all on this problem. Church, "CHRIST IS COMING SOON" and you are the only hope that these men and women have.
Chaplain, Ron Faught