It has become apparent that many Christians in America do not really know their Bible. This year I read a book by Woodrow Kroll – Back to the Bible – which outlines the lack of basic knowledge that American Christians have about Scripture. What are we teaching in our churches and Sunday Schools? It seems anymore that American Christians want to have their ears tickled, learning about how they can make their lives better, rather than learning what the truth of the Bible teaches.
2 Timothy 4:2-4
“Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage – with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.”
We need to get back to the Word of God, not psychological mumbo-jumbo. The Bible speaks to the situations we face in our daily lives, truths that we need to cling to in times of trouble. We need to know what the Bible says, so we can know what it is that we believe and why we believe it. Let’s make 2012 a year that we get back to reading our Bibles, learning what it says and applying it to our lives in practical ways.