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10/16/11

Teaching The Statutes To My Children

I love sharing bible times with my children and their questions and insights are ever so wonderful. Sometimes whatever I don't know, I tell them I do not know but we can ask about it or do some research. 


I love that I can share this part of me with them so they can carry on. 


This morning's study inspired me even more. 


Many Christians expect the world to respect the book they neglect.
Quoted by E.C. McKenzie

Recently comedian Jay Leno asked his television audience to name one of the Ten Commandments. One person ventured: "God helps those who help themselves." Leno asked if anyone could name the four Gospels. No one could; but responding to another question, almost everyone in the audience could name the four Beatles.

As biblical instruction wanes, large numbers of young people are biblically illiterate. Our society is developing a profound ignorance of Jesus. Many don't understand the term "Good Friday" or the meaning of our basic Christian vocabulary--grace, sin, redemption, and salvation.

The number of people who read the Bible "occasionally" has declined from 79 percent in the 1980s to 59 percent. Only 16 percent of Christians say they read the Bible daily.1

Read your Bible every day. Teach it to your children. Don't depend on others to do it. Offer to lead Bible classes at your church, and volunteer to work in the children's ministry. Reversing the tide of biblical illiteracy is going to take all of us doing our part.



1“Clayton Hardiman, “Bible Literacy Slipping, Experts Say,” at Religious News Service, posted athome.snu.edu/~HCULBERT/literacy.htm.







About the author: Owner of JamericanSpice. Sharing my journey in the present, from the past or thoughts for my future. Mom of two who loves to travel and read and decipher people.
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1 comment :

  1. Ok, I will, when? I don't know. I want to. I thought about Saturday school for them... so this is the best solution so far.

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