Skip to comments.He Has SpokenReplacing Pagan Hermeneutics
Posted on 09/12/2013 9:07:19 PM PDT by ReformationFan
Today we have more options for reading the Bible than ever before. While many of us still prefer our leather covers, ribbon markers, and gilded pages, the American Bible Society recently found that 41 percent of Americans read Scripture on the Internet. Twenty-nine percent say they search for Bible verses on their cell phones, and 17 percent say they use their Kindle or iPad.
Yet despite all this access, pollster George Gallup has dubbed the United States a nation of biblical illiterates. Time magazine says: Only half of U.S. adults know the title of even one Gospel. Most cant name the Bibles first book. The trend extends even to Evangelicals.
And even if we do have somewhat more head knowledge about the Bible, something is obviously seriously amiss. While marginally better than the rest of the culture, our rates of divorce are too high, and our rates of giving are too low, just to cite two examples. This is despite all we claim to believe about the Bible.
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As i get older I am so far sighted that I can’t really read actual paper pages anymore. It isn’t just the Bible I read online
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
Such an overused verse, but so true.
How many today were raised on scripture? It’s that simple. I will lay odds the percentage of Americans under 50 that went to Sunday school, bible study, church or private religious school as a child is very low.
We had to memorize scriptures every week and recite them back.
This country does not care about such things now. Pray for us all. Deciding to dive into the Word in a focused manner is no small decision for an adult. Like so many things in life, the excuses not to are legion.
**Only half of U.S. adults know the title of even one Gospel. Most cant name the Bibles first book. The trend extends even to Evangelicals.**
Great ad to sell their DVD.
Yes, I feel ya, Fai.
Wish they’d hurry up and find a cure for presbyopia.
52 and raised in the faith.
Got in by the skin of my teeth, but would say 40ish.....my youngest sister is 42 and she was raised in faith too. And now her kids.
So I think 40 and under is a good estimate.
My new tagline.