Jailhouse Religion

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The other day on a sports talk show were questioning the authenticity of an athlete that had found God while he was in prison. They referred to the athlete being born again as having Jailhouse Religion.

Some may question the sincerity of those who find their faith while incarcerated. They question if it is real or just another hustle.

The inmates I have met (including myself) had one thing in common. They were broken and in need a Savior. They had that “Aha” moment when they realized God’s way was the only way.

Billy Graham was buried in a simple pine box made my inmates in Angola Prison. Billy’s message was about love and forgiveness. Billy preached John 3:16. John 3:16 is my definition of Jailhouse Religion.