An Education without Bible

by admin ~ July 26th, 2014. Filed under: Brandenburg.

For over two centuries Americans included the Bible in their education. It was only in the early 1960s that the Supreme Court ruled that using or even having the Bible in public schools was a violation of the first amendment, the so-called separation of church and state. As a result, many Americans, especially in our own area, do not know basic ideas about the Bible. What they do think is mainly wrong. In addition to that bad consequence, people now very often separate the Bible from truth or fact or evidence. They think that faith is separate from those. You’ve got fact and then you’ve got faith to them, and the Bible is the latter, not connected to or in the category of fact. Because of these sad circumstances, we have to attempt to get what are now Bible deniers up to speed. You’ve got the groups out there that people call birthers and deniers, which relate to conspiracies. A bigger one that gets almost no attention is the complete ignorance and disregard for the Bible. People don’t have a basic understanding, for instance, that the Bible is historical, that it is scientific, that it has archaeological evidence behind it, and that thirty percent of it is prophecy, setting it apart as a supernatural book. This country, founded very much with the Bible in view, often sees Bible believers as kooks, because they have a misconception about the Bible itself.

Leave a Reply