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Compton churches reticent to confront evil in the ‘Street?’

Missing in Action: Moral voice strangely silent amid rancor of City Hall and evil in the ‘Street’; must be ‘Point to the Spear’ Everyone’s watching what is happening in Compton. To think there is scant attention

Missing in Action: Moral voice strangely silent amid rancor of City Hall and evil in the ‘Street’; must be ‘Point to the Spear’

Everyone’s watching what is happening in Compton. To think there is scant attention to the political maneuvering in the halls of power is foolish. The vengeance and anger one for another playing out there reflects on the city. That hostility is reflected in the street, notably the tit for tat gang evil, a problem of hardened hearts, a refusal to drop old burning coals.

That’s why the killing persists. Unforgiving hearts keep the fury alive like a wood fire. Every new murder is more fuel on the fire.

The "Church" in Compton must realize the City is in the throes of spiritual warfare, evidenced by the killing in the streets, and must come from behind the walls and enter the battle for Compton.

The “Church” in Compton must realize the City is in the throes of spiritual warfare, evidenced by unchecked mayhem, and must come from behind the walls to enter the fray to save Compton.

The political strife at the top resonates with the “Church,” as well. Churches are the moral voice, but the cacophony by the author of confusion has manifested there. That’s why churches in Compton are not together as though they don’t know the meaning of  “one accord” … as though they don’t know what it means to forge “concerted prayer” … as though they don’t know the meaning of “stronghold” and how to assault it … as though they don’t know real power comes from On High.

If the city is to be taken back from darkness, these truths must become self-evident. Then, perhaps the beginning of the end to the darkness in the streets, and in official city governance will happen. After all, it begins with forgiveness one for the other. The stronghold will crumble and Compton will heal. That’s why the spiritual leadership in Compton has to undergird the political leadership.

Jarrette Fellows, Jr. is Publisher and Editor of Compton Herald. He attended junior and senior high school in Compton, and is an alumnus of California State University, Los Angeles.

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  • THE SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP IS HERE, ALIVE AND KICKING. THE PROBLEM IS RECOGNIZING IT AND SUPPORTING THOSE WHO HAVE MOBILIZED TO CALL FOR PEACE, IN WHITE CLOTHING OR NOT.
    http://WWW.IPFPEACE.ORG.

    ALSO WHEN LEADERSHIP SEE THAT WHAT EVER THEY HAVE PLACED ON THE BOOKS IS AND HAS NOT AND NEVER WILL WORK FOR THE COMMON GOOD, AND TRY THE “KNOCK ON THE DOOR” APPROACH IN OUR CITIES FOR EACH AND EVERY HAND TO PARTICIPATE IN THEIR OWN FUTURE, THEN A GREAT MOVEMENT CAN BEGIN TO TURN THINGS AROUND. YOU MUST START IN THE HOME AND IN THE HEARTS OF MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN TO FIND OUT WHAT THEY NEED THE MOST….AND THEN HELP THEM OBTAIN IT, WHETHER IT BE FOOD, A CAR, DIAPERS, A JOB, ETC.

    AND LASTLY, WHEN WE STOP MAKING AN ATTEMPT TO MAKE THE CREATOR LOOK LIKE A FOOL IN HIS OWN UNIVERSE, HE WILL STOP, TAKE NOTICE AND HEAL THE LAND…THE PHYSICAL BODY OF EARTH AND DUST, YES THAT LAND…AND THE EARTH WILL GIVE OF ITS YIELD! EVEN IN COMPTON!

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