Prison: The only Government run facility left that allows, and actually promotes the reading of the Bible... how ironic! Today someone shared the cover picture to this rant, I was floored... yet why is it that one has to end up in prison to be allowed the life-changing, purpose-driving, hope-inspiring word of GOD? You know what... I don't care, and I am grateful for this last freedom that imprisoned souls get to inspire them to see beyond their chains. Yet, how much better for these precious lives, if they had been given those same freedoms only months and years earlier?
Jesus said... "The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life." (John 6:63)
It will surprise you to see how many programs that the government opens a door to, the most effective being Bible-based programs, for rehabilitation and counselling. Why then has the Bible been ousted from every other facility of formative education and resource? The correlation to the era that the Bible was banned, to the level of criminal activity in those same institutions has been established repeatedly; yet on deaf ears the alarming voices fell then, as they continue to do today.
"...many of His disciples withdrew and were not walking with Him anymore. So Jesus said to the twelve, "You do not want to go away also, do you?" Simon Peter answered Him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life. "We have believed and have come to know that You are the Holy One of God."" (John 6:66-69)
Even worse than the secular education facilities... shamefully some of the very institutions that proclaim faith in Jesus Christ no longer cherish His word. Call it fear of reprisal, political correctness, or plain hypocritical agendas of half-hearted fakes... trying to gain a name for themselves or their special interest group. These luke-warm gloryhounds soon show their hand as dishonest manipulators. It is one thing for the secular world to remove God from their midst, quite another for "believers" to do so. This is why people who join clubs just to change them are so despised. They lack any fabric as innovators, they have to pervert respected long-standing institutions!
Jesus also said... "Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away." (Matthew 24:35)
An illustration was given to me the other day, a man said to me... "It matters little, if you believe the oncoming freight train will hit you, no amount of misguided faith will prevent the inevitable, if one continues to stand in it's way!" So it is with the words of Jesus... regardless of our belief or dis belief, His words will stand as our judge or our defense. Just look around you at the locations His word is welcome... things haven't changed that much in 2000 years...
"The Son of Man (Jesus) came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!'' But wisdom is shown to be right by its results."
"Don't Waste Your Life" by John Piperhttp://dwynrhh6bluza.cloudfront.net/reso...