What is gang-stalking (mobbing or mob-stalking are common related terms)? It is a popular expression coined for the support role that organized groups play in the 24-hour harassment of victims of psychological abuse. They may be moved into apartments or homes that adjoin the victim, drive in traffic surrounding the victim, or be in close proximity to the victim in other roles in his daily routine. Generally, they provide the non-stop pattern of small, cruel abuses designed as part of a larger scheme of psychological torture. Typically, they are managed by higher level covert organizations providing expertise, funding, technology and oversight (including through-the-wall surveillance and torture technology). These are lowest level of individuals in this hierarchy of abusers, and appear to be recruited from military and community policing organizations.
Are you are a participant in gang-stalking? Do you consider yourself a Christian? Perhaps you are Catholic, Protestant or a member of another “Christian” denomination. As such, you generally have a high regard for Jesus Christ, his leadership, and thinking. How does Jesus feel about the practice of gang-stalking? The fact is, we don’t have to guess. The Bible records an incident of gang-stalking that occurred in Jesus day. More importantly, it shows how Jesus responded to the incident. Since a Christian is a follower of Christ, we would want to know about this incident, and how it revealed his viewpoint on this matter.
The gang-stalking incident is recorded by two of the gospel writers, Matthew and Mark, at Matthew 8:28-34 and Mark 5:1-17. I invite you to read both accounts in your Bible. As recorded, Jesus encountered two demon-possessed men, in the region east of the Sea of Galilee. So fierce were the demon-possessed man and his companion that no one dared to pass the area where they had their dwelling among the tombs. Under demon influence, the man named Legion walked about naked, and day and night he cried aloud and slashed himself with stones. All efforts to bind him, even with fetters and chains, were unsuccessful. Christ Jesus, however, freed this man and his companion from the power of the demons. Thereafter the expelled demons took possession of a herd of swine and caused these to rush over a precipice to their death in the Sea of Galilee. The freed man, in gratitude and faith, became a follower of Jesus Christ.
Why can we say that this was, in fact, gang-stalking? Well, gang-stalking involves a group ganging up on one man as a form of harassment and torment. Interestingly, when Jesus asked the demons to identify themselves, the head demon said his name was Legion. What is the significance of his name? Well, in the Roman army of that day, a Legion was a division of 6000 soldiers. So, the demon was acknowledging by his name that there were possibly thousands of demons who mobbed and possessed this one man. Take note that this was a 24-hour pattern of abuse, that included sleep deprivation and physical and psychological torture. It had the effect of isolating the man from the public, forcing him to live naked in a cemetary. Can you see the striking similarities to modern day gang-stalking? Like demon mobbing, a large group of gang-stalkers participate in a collective attack on one person. The continuous barrage of psychological abuses is designed to isolate and destabilize the victim.
Just what gratification this gave the demons is unknown, but there must have been something about it that enabled them to reap an unnatural satisfaction. It certainly gave them opportunity to torture, vent sadistic desires, and also to partake of the cowardly mob spirit by ganging up on men. Gang-stalking is a common perversion among demons according to the scriptures (Matt. 12:43-45).
So, who would you say are the original gang-stalkers? Who invented this evil? Clearly, the demons. It satisfies the selfish motives of the group practicing it. It is not a tool of justice. It is rather a gross violation of basic human rights. It ignores universally honored principles of justice. It is designed to torment, harass, and victimize the powerless. And, it is cowardly, an expression of mob violence, as the demons demonstrated.
How did Jesus respond to this incident of gang-stalking? Moved by a strong sense of justice and compassion, he took immediate steps to bring relief to the victim, by expelling the demons. In doing so, he set the pattern for us. True Christians “love their neighbors” and desire to relieve their suffering, not cause it.
If Jesus were on earth today, how would he feel about gang-stalking? In this Bible account, the demons feared punishment from Jesus. Why? They knew that their behavior was grossly sinful. Even if man does not punish us for such behavior today, is it unreasonable to conclude that Jesus would consider our actions repugnant? Would he consider this demonic practice acceptable for Christians? Would imitating a cruel scheme crafted by demons make you a follower of Christ, or, of the demons? As a Christian, whose pattern of behavior are you obligated to follow?
Can we rightfully consider gang-stalking a perversion? Well, the demons were so addicted to the pleasure derived from mobbing and tormenting humans that upon being forced to leave their victims, they took possession of a nearby herd of swine and caused these to rush over a precipice to their death in the Sea of Galilee. – Mt 8:28-34; Mr 5:1-20. Do you think humans are any less likely to find a perverse, addictive thrill in torturing their victims? Imagine if you discovered that a neighbor of yours was tormenting one of your pets, perhaps a dog or a cat for years. Would you consider that normal behavior? Does it become more “normal” if the target of the torment is human?
Take a closer look at how Jesus responded to this crime. His sense of justice was outraged, yet, he did not resort to giving the demons a “taste of their own medicine.” He did not abuse his power and authority by torturing the demons in turn, as a form of vigilante justice. In fact, Jesus never used torture, be it physical or psychological as a response to those who attacked him. He demonstrated and taught his disciples to “love their enemies, and to pray for those persecuting them.” – Matthew 5: 43,44. What can the Christian victims of gang-stalking learn from this? Like Jesus Christ, they never lower themselves by imitating the thinking or behavior of their abusers. Retaliation is never justified for it would make the Christian victim, in turn, imitators of the demonic spirit behind gang-stalking. And, in practical terms, it protects the victim from being lured into self-destructive behavior, a key motive behind gang-stalking.
I consider myself a Christian. Therefore, in view of the foregoing, I am determined not to imitate behavior that is clearly in violation of Bible principles. I would not victimize others in this way if asked to do so by any human authority. Also, as a victim of such behavior, I find adopting the thinking or behavior of my persecutors in any way utterly repugnant. Even in small things, I constantly monitor my thinking to check any tendencies in this regard.
In closing, I again ask; Are you a Christian? If your claim to be such is genuine, you will reflect the thinking of Jesus Christ in how you treat your fellowman.