“Do not forsake wisdom… (Prov. 4:6)”
By Cliff Moffat
Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom (Prov. 4:7).
When a wise man is instructed, he gets knowledge (Prov. 21:11).
Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge (Prov. 23:12).
My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad (Prov. 23:15).
Be wise, and keep your heart on the right path (Prov. 23:19).
Buy the truth and do not sell it; get wisdom, discipline and understanding (Prov. 23:23).
By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures (Prov. 24:4).
A wise man has great power, and a man of knowledge increases strength (Prov. 24:5).
Know also that wisdom is sweet to your soul; if you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off (Prov. 24:14).
I share these morsels of God’s truth with you [those who are behind the narrow windows] in light of a Christian Bible Correspondence College that has recently been accredited through the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, and thus recognized by the U.S. Dep’t of Education (view at DEAC Website: http://www.deac.org) and for a one-time $25 registration fee, they offer the following degree programs to us:
• Certificate in Religious Studies (C.R.S.) (non-degree & no $25 required)
• Bachelor of Religious Studies (B.R.S.)
• Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.)
• Master of Divinity (M.Div)
The name of the college is NationsUniversity (“NU”), and the only other costs required is paying your own postage for assignments and tests, and you must obtain any necessary books/textbooks, many of which may be available through checkout from the library, Chaplains’ library, or Lakeland Interlibrary Loan Program. To get started, first request NU’s application form at this address:
Amreeka Exam Services
Attn: John Casteel, Dir. Of Prison Enrollment
P.O. Box 3342
Brentwood, TN 37024-3342
There is a great benefit to obtaining a college degree in prison. Vivian Nixon, Executive Director of College & Community Fellowship in New York has recently reported that, on a national level, 43% of prisoners return to prison within three years of their release. However, recidivism drops to 5.6% for those who obtain a Bachelor Degree while incarcerated, and less that 1% for prisoners who receive a Master’s Degree.
In addition, as reported in 1997 by “Justice Quarterly,” “inmates who were most active in Bible studies were significantly less likely to be rearrested during [a one year] follow up period.”
Ponder this: who is the Parole Board most likely to consider for release when your review comes up? Those with a file with some tickets, a few 363s, and a good work report or two? Or those who may have all that, “”plus” an accredited Bachelor or Master Degree to show for?
Take my advice brothers [and sisters], get an education while in here. You must have a High School Diploma or G.E.D. to apply for this program, so, get that first if you don’t already have one. then, for $25, pursue this like you’ve never pursued anything before. That price is a God-send, trust me.