MINISTERING TO PRISONERS?

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  1. rbrent

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    Warnings About Ministering To Prisoners

    On another thread, I posted a long post about Ministering To Prisoners.

    Here are a few exerpts...

    Do you Agree or Disagree? Why?

    You can read the long post Ministering To Prisoners but I wondered if folks who carry on Prison and Jail Ministries fulltime think I’m too protective of Christian ladies...?
     
  2. donnA

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    Agree, it is a difficult ministry.


    I haven't seen a man in prison who said he was innocent. By the time they get to prison they readily admit what they did wrong.

    Probably true. But thats some, not all. Most want money for soap, shampoo, deodorant, and extra food.

    You really don't believe God can and does reach men in prison do you? I do know there are many men in prisons who do read their bibles, lead bible studies, go to worship, who God is able to use to serve Him. Not everyone in prison is interested in drugs or alcohol. And believe it or not, sexual activity is not as prevalent as TV tells you it is.
    So far without reading your other post and only reading this post, I don't think you put much faith into what God does in prisons.
     
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    Agree, it is a difficult ministry.


    I haven't seen a man in prison who said he was innocent. By the time they get to prison they readily admit what they did wrong.

    Probably true. But thats some, not all. Most want money for soap, shampoo, deodorant, and extra food.

    You really don't believe God can and does reach men in prison do you? I do know there are many men in prisons who do read their bibles, lead bible studies, go to worship, who God is able to use to serve Him. Not everyone in prison is interested in drugs or alcohol. And believe it or not, sexual activity is not as prevalent as TV tells you it is.
    So far without reading your other post and only reading this post, I don't think you put much faith into what God does in prisons.
     
  4. Ben W

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    I think that it is important to do this ministry under the guide of a Christian organisation like the Salvation Army that have been doing it for a while and are well equipped to deal with any potential problems. For all of the problems that can occur, no doubt there are many good stories of people whose lives have been touched by God when they have gotten to a place where they can go no lower.
     
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    Some prisoners were raised in Christian homes, maybe even some preachers' kids, some who have gone astray, gotten mixed up with the wrong crowds, etc., and yet, once confined away from the wrong crowds, away from freedom and vices, really do seek the Lord and are grateful for those who come to minister to them.

    Matt.25
    [36] Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
     

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