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april

I read this while I waited to get my oil changed...Even though it sounds like the curriculum only contains a few books from the Bible it's a start and the Bible says "His Word will not return void, but would accomplish that which He sent it to do". So that would be great to have high schoolers reading and learning about scripture, hopefully it would wet their appetite to read the whole thing! (and want to meet the Author!!!)

jp

"Meet the Author" of the Bible. That WOULD be fun.. probably won't see it at a book signing at Borders any time soon. Then again maybe Jesus will be here soon!

Joyce

Hey, when you meet the Author, He does sign the book -- the Book of Life!

janet

Hey, Oprah had this guy on yesterday arguing his case. I agree wholeheartedly from a literary standpoint. I read novels, classics, and plays all the time that have biblical references. If you don't know the bible, you have no idea what they mean. Even Dean Koontz has tons of biblical references in his horror novels. Not just books- how about films. And though some might deny it, the Bible is ALL OVER our country's history.
Naturally, people in Oprah's audience were opposed and insisted that if the bible were taught, then the Koran must be also (hmm. maybe it should. I don't know...)

Fleshdead

When a person is injected with a weak strain of a certain disease, they can build up immunity to that disease. We should question the consequences of the Bible being taught weakly in public schools by people who lack spiritual insight in the Holy Scriptures. (As it is discerned spiritually and is foolishness to those who perish) Could that create immunity in our society to the true preaching of the gospel? Still, the Word of God promises that it will not return void. I would advocate that what is needed are more walking bibles in our school, people who live out the word of God. Preach the gospel, when necessary – use words.

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Good points to ponder Fleshdead. If you read the TIme Mag article what sems to happen when the Bible is in the classsroom is that it gives the 'walking Bibles" an opportunity to speak as one that has been changed by the Bible - right there in the classroom. As long as there are real believers in teh classroom the conversations will be directed that way. It happened to me recently when I taught the "concepts" of teh Bible in a school setting with almost all unbelievers. It brought the believes out of teh woodwork and into teh open. Probably the first time they ever expressed thier faith openly in a classroom. I think it would be good to put the Bible back out in front of eerybody. And who knows what the Lord would do when they are reading it for homework!

Joyce

I'm reminded of what Charles H. Spurgeon said:

"Defend the Bible? I would just as soon defend a lion. Just turn the Bible loose. It will defend itself."

brad wright

This is an interesting post. Thanks. It seems that all too often people assume that the constitution is about keeping the state and religion totally apart rather than the state not advocating one religion over another.

ROBIN L.

YES YES YES TEACH TEH BIIBLE CORRECTLY IN SCHOOL! DO PEOPLE SEE WHATS HAPPENING SINCE THEY TOOK GOD OUT OF SCHOOL? TAKE GOD OUT SATAN COMES IN.LOOK AT ALL OF THE SCHOOL SHOOTINGS AND BEATING OF THE STUDENTS ON THEIR TEACHERS.YOU PUT GOD BACK IN SCHOOL AND THINGS WILL CHANGE!!

Joyce

Coming back to your blog today brought this post back to my mind. One of the things I love so much about CC(and miss so much) is the line-by-line teaching of the Bible. I think one of the biggest downfalls of Christians today is that nonbelievers often know the Bible better than we do. In colleges these days, the Bible, along with other books of faith, are regularly taught and studied. That leaves many Christians unarmed when challenged about certain scriptures or inconsistencies by unbelievers. In order to have relevant dialogue with nonbelievers, we first have to have studied the Bible to be able to give a reasonable and logical response to them. "The Bible says it, I believe it, & that settles it" is no longer an acceptable answer. Sometimes "Wow, I didn't know that. Lemme check that out myself and get back to you" will keep dialogue open and force us to look more deeply into why we DO believe what we do & more effectively share our faith.

All that to say, thanks for teaching the Bible regularly. You help us all have a ready defense.

Thanks.

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