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Mr. T Urges People to Humble Themselves Before God: ‘Let it Go’

Photo from Mr. T’s Twitter

Mr. T Urges People to Humble Themselves Before God: ‘Let it Go’

By Movieguide® Contributor 

Actor and wrestler Mr. T brought his no-nonsense, passionate plea to his audience to come to the Lord in a TBN interview with Matt and Laurie Crouch.  

“He’s got to come humbly [before God]. See a proud man can’t. He can’t be forgiven because, number one, he thinks he is God. So he ain’t gonna bow down,” Mr. T said 

“So it’s hard for a guy to admit and say ‘I’ve sinned’…till you’re all jammed up. You don’t want to get to that situation when you say, ‘Lord forgive me. It’s me. It’s me.’ So any man can come in. But he’s got to be honest with himself,” he said. 

He went on to stress to the audience the urgency to turn to Christ for salvation and not to put it off. 

“Don’t try to say, ‘Well, I’m just gonna do a couple more things and then I’m gonna come to God.’ No, come right now; empty them pockets. Let it go,” the preacher added.  

The Chicago native, who has been involved with prison ministry through his church, says that the need for a prison ministry shows how the church has “missed the mark” in reaching youth with the gospel. 

“[I]f we had caught these guys earlier in their life, we wouldn’t have to be in prison,” Mr. T told Matt and Laurie Crouch in another interview. “Something wrong with a kid…pastors and preachers in the neighborhood should’ve talk to their kid, sit them down then to set them straight.” 

“How do we let them go this bad? Now, this guy is in prison; now, a guy got three life terms. Now we’re going to try to preach God to ‘em,” he went on to say. “We missed the mark. We’re supposed to catch them early, third and second grade. Tell them about God.”

Mr. T, the youngest of 12 children, credits his mother for raising him in his faith and keeping him out of trouble. 

“We lived in the projects on the 10th floor. My mother, she would knock on the neighbor’s door, she’d say, ‘Miss Johnson. I hate to bother you. I wonder can you loan me a quarter? She didn’t have a quarter. She said, ‘I want to give it to my son so he can go to school,’” Mr. T recalled. “How can I not love my mother? How can I say I love my mother and go out there and snatch another mother’s purse.” 

“I would visualize if I got arrested. I would visualize my mother coming down to the jailhouse with one button on a coat with the legs hurting from scrubbing floors, saying, ‘Son, why did you? I did the best I could with what I had.’ I love my mother too much,” he continued. 

Mr. T often uses social media to share his faith and give thanks to God. Recently, he shared a throwback video of when he met former President Ronald Reagan to help start Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” anti-drug program. 

“First, I want to thank GOD for all my Success! Because it’s a long way from Welfare to Faring-well and from the Projects to the White House! I was very Honored to be invited to the White House by President Ronald Reagan, and First Lady, Nancy Reagan!” he posted. 

Movieguide® recently reported on Mr. T’s past battle with T-cell lymphoma cancer and how he relied on God:

Mr. T has previously spoken about how his cancer diagnosis strengthened his faith, saying, “I called on God. I said, ‘God, give me strength to do your will.’ That’s when it really hit me: What’s really real? My faith in God, that was real, because only God could save me,” via ChurchLeaders.  

“My faith was tested like Job,” he said in an interview with Fox News. “That’s the message I try to tell other people, just because you believe in God, serve God, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, people gotta realize, it don’t mean things not gonna happen to you…I believed in God when cancer come to me. Now when I speak, I speak with authority because I’ve been there. Mr. T. been to chemo, Mr. T been to radiation, hair fall out…but he’s back. Now I can give hope when I go to the hospital, see the sick kids with cancer, tell them, don’t quit…I serve God.” 

The actor also encouraged people to let go of any hate or bad feelings in their hearts.  

“Don’t come to God praying and you’re hating somebody, because it won’t work,” Mr. T said. “You won’t get healed…let all the hate and the envy and the jealousy and the doubt and the worry go. Ask God to come into your heart.”  

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