I know this will irritate religious fanatics.
It is written that “Be not ignorant of the devices of the enemy“.
You must have a knowledge of the tactics, principles, and practices of the worldly system to operate and overcome your competitors.
If the Lord says, “Go to the ant and be wise”, that means we can learn from animals.
Principles are neutral most times. It is the application that can be polluted and perverted by individuals.
In Titus 1:12, Paul quoted one of the prophets of Crete.
Moses was knowledgeable in the arts and sciences of the Egyptians.
When I started full-time ministry newly, I had very few invitations, so I had time to read, rest, pray, and watch television.
One day, I watched Lucky Dube singing in a stadium with so much passion and action. He pulled his shirt and ran into the stadium shouting “Wayo! Wayo!”. I heard deep in my spirit that “when you start preaching, put the whole of your life into it. Hold your audience captive.”
There is so much knowledge in the streets.
God Bless You.