I don't see a lot of employers willing to accept "I have a laptop and the internet" as a substitute for the relevant degree.
Unless you're in a highly regulated field, thoroughly documented projects completed on your own time count for a lot.
Also notable, do you believe Jesus meant people should be left to starve? In particular, any children involved?
No. But I don't recall him saying that feeding the poor should be the responsibility of Caesar (the government) either. if everybody with a job gave 10 percent of adjusted gross income to a reputable charity, perhaps we wouldn't need Caesar to run our social programs.