Dr. Al Mohler Warns About the “Scandal of Biblical Illiteracy”

This article by Rev. Al Mohler from Jan. 20, tackles a matter near and dear to my heart. The growing illiteracy and even ignorance of the Bible, not just in secular culture, but within the church. “… we ought to give some urgent attention to a problem much closer to home–biblical illiteracy in the church. This scandalous problem is our own, and it’s up to us to fix it,” Mohler writes.

You should take time to read the whole thing on his website, but here are some of his concerns:

“Fewer than half of all adults can name the four gospels. Many Christians cannot identify more than two or three of the disciples. According to data from the Barna Research Group, 60 percent of Americans can’t name even five of the Ten Commandments.”

“The larger scandal is biblical ignorance among Christians. Choose whichever statistic or survey you like, the general pattern is the same. America’s Christians know less and less about the Bible. It shows.”

Mohler rightly rebukes the church for helping create this problem by reducing the importance and use of Bible reading, preaching, teaching and study. He goes on to make a case for how to return to biblical literacy and whose responsibility it should be. Read it at AlbertMohler.com

About Julia

Here's what you might like to know about me. My name is Julia and I'm a Christian. I love the Bible and, much less importantly, a good steak. My goal with this site is to share the truth of scripture with believer and non-believer alike, and to specifically encourage believers to study and know the Bible, and warn them of false teachings in and around the church. Romans 1:16-17 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, the just shall live by faith."
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2 Responses to Dr. Al Mohler Warns About the “Scandal of Biblical Illiteracy”

  1. SLIMJIM says:

    Whenever I see Biblical illiteracy it makes me grieve…

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