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Blessed Are the Forgiven

Written by Victor Stanley Jr.   Here’s the problem, I was a gangster, and this means that you didn’t just speak to me any way you please. There’s a level of fear and respect that was accorded to me based on my position in the streets. So, when my homie D’s grandmother started chewing me out in front of her building it wasn’t going to fly. I was 19 or so, and I don’t quite remember what I had done to upset her, but whatever it was she was letting me have it. Of course, as I said, you don’t just talk to me any way you want, and I had to remind her of this, so I very kindly said to her, “Shut the ‘F’ up, who do you think you’re talking to?” (more…)

By The Double Edge, ago
Poetry

Paper Chayse

Written by Victor Stanley Jr.       Who knew, that these cats would do things Business as usual Covert operations before they showed they’re true blue We was raised to peep the imposters, No use for boo hoos We play the game proper I see ya baby You looking Read more

By The Double Edge, ago
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Acts 4

Written by Victor Stanley Jr.   The Ethic of Martyrdom, or the principles of being a witness for Christ, helps us understand that suffering for Christ’s sake serves as:

  1. An Engine: that primes and propels the Gospel toward uncharted territories of Jerusalem (Acts 3:18), Samaria (Acts 8:4-24), and Rome (Acts 20:17-28:31). Sufferings normally follow ministry and often create opportunities for more ministry.[1]
  2. A Compass: that guides the Church’s missionary enterprise through difficulties into all nations. In Acts, it becomes obvious that wherever they went there was a definite pattern of growing opposition driving them out, yet directing their paths.[2]
  3. A Thermostat: a thermometer within that measures the condition of a place (the heart) against a set standard. It is designed to regulate or correct it to the desired standard. Persecutions reveal and, if allowed, can restore the Christian’s and Church’s commitment to compassionate ministry and the fulfillment of Jesus’ Great Commission. God’s greater purposes will ultimately be accomplished despite problems.[3] (my emphasis)
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By The Double Edge, ago
Poetry

Jesus Wept

Written by Victor Stanley Jr.       I puts it all together Me and these hustler’s that used to ball together Can no longer weather these storm together My solution to dissolve these problems is a different type of solvent All men will soon stand in awe when The Read more

By The Double Edge, ago
Poetry

SO SINCERE

Written by Victor Stanley Jr.   I’m locked in the streets way of thinking But the world I exist in keeps on insisting That I behave all politically correct, But in my heart I harbor the resistance, Rebellious persistence Against the way that you dudes walk and talk I keep Read more

By The Double Edge, ago
Poetry

One Day…

Written by Victor Stanley Jr.   How could it all have come to this? I remember days when I was young and bliss Life removed the ignorance, it’s a, cold world Destroyed my self-esteem as a youth That’s why me, and my ‘ol girl could never get it right Insecurities Read more

By The Double Edge, ago
Blogs

The Problem With Sex: How Birth Control Damaged the Family

Written by Victor Stanley Jr.   In two previous articles, The Problem With Sex... and Why Marriage Matters I deal with, in brief, the negative impact of birth control on marriage and family, and the importance and purpose of marriage. In this article I address in detail the problem with birth control and how it has effected the family, as well as its direct link to abortion rights and same-sex marriage legislation. (more…)

By The Double Edge, ago
Blogs

#WhatBlackPantherMeansToMe

Written by Victor Stanley Jr.   In an article for CNN titled “Black Panther’ Is a Movie and a Movement,”[1] Lisa France discusses the cultural impact of the Marvel movie Black Panther. The point that Ms. France is trying to make can be summed up in the following quote from Read more

By The Double Edge, ago
Blogs

Why Marriage Matters

In a previous piece titled "The Problem With Sex..." I spoke of how contraceptives and birth control serve to dismantle the family to a certain extent. This current article shows the significance of family and its purpose within a Christian context. In light of this it becomes more clear why stifling procreation within marriage is problematic.

By The Double Edge, ago
Poetry

Writing On The Wall

Written by Victor Stanley Jr.   Only customers around us hustlers How you want it? I’ve been through some trouble bruh I survived death’s nightmare during broad daylight, Life’s right there, I refuse to reach out and touch it Far more than stubborn ain’t budging ’cause I love it No Read more

By The Double Edge, ago