In case you haven’t gotten to Hebrews in Bible study, this is the canonized reference:
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12 NKJV)
Evidently, rumors are spreading about the literal nature of that scripture. Take, for instance, Gregory Antonio Patterson – a biblical scholar and resident of the Houston County PENAL FACILITY in Alabama.
Houston County Sheriff Andy Hughes said Gregory Antonio Patterson, who was awaiting trial on charges related to two armed robberies, was charged with second-degree escape after he allegedly used a hacksaw blade to cut through one of his cell bars, the Dothan (Ala.) Eagle reported Wednesday.
Said blade was stowed away in the back cover of his Bible. Um, although I’ve yet to meet the Apostle Paul, I’m not sure carving up the bars holding you captive and away from the innocent in society was quite what he had in mind. But what do I know, I would have used a birthday cake and a file in it… that or a rockhammer and a sweet picture of Rita Hayworth.
Maybe I just watch too many movies and need to stick to reading my Bible. What a cyclical world.