Biblical illiteracy has become an epidemic across America. People, sadly including many professing Christians, simply don’t know what the Bible teaches and often hold to unbiblical or even heretical beliefs. For example, a recent study found that a mere 10% of Americans have a biblical worldview (despite 70% of Americans claiming the label of Christian). And the biblical teachings that the study considered part of a “biblical worldview” were the most basic of biblical beliefs, such as the personhood of the Holy Spirit or the existence of Satan. This study is a sad testament to the state of the American church.
What can parents, pastors, and Sunday school teachers do to combat biblical illiteracy? Here are a few ideas for how to instill a biblical worldview in the young people under your influence.
We at Answers in Genesis have a passion for reaching young people—the next generation of pastors, teachers, parents, and Christian leaders—with the message of biblical authority and the gospel. We want people to know what the Bible says and to live by it. Research for Ken Ham’s coauthored book Already Gone revealed that two-thirds of young people are leaving the church largely because of unanswered questions about the Christian faith; we wanted to equip believers and churches to do something about it. So we developed Answers Bible Curriculum (ABC).
ABC is a Sunday school curriculum that goes through the Bible chronologically and includes in-depth teaching, apologetics, and theology. It is available for preschool through adult and synchronized across age groups so dad, mom, and the kids are all learning the same thing at varying levels. Since we recently updated ABC, the second edition includes several dozen new lessons and is now spread over four years instead of three.
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ABC has been an extremely popular Sunday school, homeschool, Bible study, and Christian school resource. Pastors, teachers, and parents have told us their congregation and families have been changed and have grown in their knowledge of God’s Word because of it. It’s a tremendous resource to help combat biblical illiteracy and to encourage all believers to put their faith and trust in Christ and in his Word.
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