Lived Through This

Confessions of a Former Christian Gangster

We knew a lot about hell. Not as much about heaven.

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I was in a small Christian gang at my elementary school. At first glance, you might not have believed we were gang members, but if you looked closely at the twinkle in our eyes, you would have read the message, “We can die at any time. Jesus will…