Saved from the Mob – Rescue from Evil

Can you be so evil, so filled with sin that you are out of God’s reach? If you are so lost that your own father puts a contract out on your life can you be redeemed?

No and yes.

That’s the story of  Michael Franzese  a former New York mobster and under-boss of the Colombo crime family – as deep into the darkness of organized crime as one can go.  In 1986, Fortune Magazine listed him as number 18 on its list of the “Fifty Most Wealthy and Powerful Mafia Bosses.” The subject of the upcoming film God the Father, Franzese is the son of John “Sonny” Franzese, another notorious mob boss, who will likely die an old man in a Massachusetts prison. But Michael’s story is different.

In part due to his God-fearing wife Cammy, Franzese committed his life to Christ in 1990. He now travels and gives his testimony of redemption. His 2003 book Blood Covenant details his path from the streets to salvation.

Still, Franzese’s life isn’t without controversy in Christian circles. He has refused to testify against any of his mob associates believing, “It’s not my job to help the government put people in prison.” For some, that taints his testimony. The thought is that if he doesn’t come clean, he isn’t. Where do you stand?