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A Facebook friend of mine, Reggie Achevarra, posted an item of interest I’d like to share:
During the taping of one of his television shows, Jay Leno moved through his audience asking people what they knew about the Bible. "Name one of the Ten Commandments," he said."God helps those who help themselves?" someone ventured."Name one of the apostles," Leno told them. No one could.Finally, he asked them to name the Beatles. Without hesitation, the answer came ringing from throughout the crowd: George, Paul, John and Ringo.
How sad is that? Here are some interesting statistics:
- In a recent Gallup poll only two of 10 people correctly identified who delivered the Sermon on the Mount.
- Only 16 percent of Christians polled said they read the Bible daily.
- Less than 10% of professing Christians have ever read the entire Bible.
In context of recent articles here at TGMT, it begs the question: How well do our children know basic information from the Bible? If over 85% of our children are walking away from the faith when they leave home without even fundamental knowledge of biblical truths, is it any wonder when they begin wading neck-deep into worldliness?
It doesn’t get any more fundamental than the ten commandments. So, for a while here, I’m going to be posting ideas for teaching the ten commandments to your children. These will be simple but effective ways of supplementing your current devotions with snippets of activity to help your children learn these basic truths.
I would be most interested in hearing any ideas you’ve used, so leave a comment!