I have the privilege of being able to go into prison and minister to the residents of the facility. Before doing so, I was warned of the Biblical knowledge the residents have. Fortunately, other than my daily job, I devout the majority of my time to the deep study of Holy Scripture. It's fortunate because, not only does it show a desire to learn of God, I have found the most knowledgable people, of the Holy Bible, are those who are on the inside.

This fact should shame those on the outside, those who have more freedoms and more resources to be able to study. We say, we have less time and more distractions; yet what are those distractions: are they worldly pleasures? The inmates of a prison have a choice of study, work, TV, weights, basketball, and what ever else is provided for activity. A few of them choose to study God's Word.

I have talked to people on both sides of the bars, and I have NEVER found anyone as knowledgable of Holy Scripture as those behind the bars.

While I was broke down in TX, I was at a local Starbucks working on my current study of the Covenants. I ended up becoming engaged in conversation with a man sitting at the next table over. I always make sure a conversation moves to Scripture at some point. As we talked about Scripture, another, younger man, came out of the Starbucks and asked if he could sit in on the conversation. The man I was talking to was the most knowledgable man I had found on the outside. I was pleased to finally find one. Then, near the end of our conversation, I found that he acquired his knowledge of Scripture while he did a dime behind bars: my statement stands as those behind bars have more knowledge.

Matthew 11:25
At that time Jesus answered and said, “ I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes.

When one looks at denominational doctrine, theology, different evangelist from different areas of the Christian religion, there are so many different beliefs. These men all study the same book? I was warned of the knowledge of the inmates, not because they are wrong in their knowledge, but because they will be a nightmare to the most "educated" of teachers: typically because they are not educated on Scripture but on denominational beliefs.

When talking to a different man this past week, he was trying to refer me to listen to the likes of Joseph Prince and Creflo Dollar. I quickly informed him that these men were false teachers and he needed stop the following of "educated" men and follow Holy Scripture only.

When one who truly seeks after God, in the study of His Word and the works of His service, they make foolish the wisdom of this world (1 Cor 1:20). In the context of 1 Cor 1:20, the wisdom of the world IS the religious beliefs and teachings: "Scribes".

People will ignore the "uneducated", the one who does not stand at a pulpit at church, they will ignore the one who does not have a contract with a television network. Yet, not only are we told in Scripture, but we are shown all through the pages of time that the "uneducated" have more knowledge of truth than those who are educated.

Don't judge a book by it's cover: don't judge the knowledge of the Spirit of Elohim base on a piece of paper on the wall, a signature on a contract, a familiarity to face, and especially upon who a large group follows. When you hear something new to what you believe, research Scripture to see if it is so. And, make sure your seeking God, studying His Holy Word not just because those who do will make fool's of those who do not, but because only those who seek Him as of Gold or Silver will enter through the gates.
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