Darnell knows he is no angel, yet he feels estranged from the world he was born into; similar to an angel visiting a planet he is not from. Jesus Christ stated: “If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you” John 15:19. The number 808 is the police code for “disturbing the peace.” Jesus Christ disturbed the so called peace of his day with the only truth that really matters. In a nihilistic age of political correctness and moral decay; Arcangel 808: My Struggle to Know and Serve Jesus Christ looks to disturb a fallacious peace with the truth of the Word of God. Darnell’s message; the wrath of God is nigh and will be visited upon this planet; Jesus Christ is our only salvation.
Despite a humanistic education and the lure of a society lauding hedonism and rationalism as a panacea for humanity’s problems; Darnell realized the only cure for what ails humanity is Jesus Christ. This is Darnell’s personal testimony to the world, of how pride, peer-pressure and the paganistic zeitgeist of our times tempts him to follow a path of immediate gratification instead of the more holy and healthy strait and narrow path Jesus Christ spoke of. Darnell displays his flaws as a Christian, and how repentance plays a role in his everyday life.