this mega church in my area with about 10000 members put this out.
You have probably heard me in recent weeks illustrate numerous examples regarding the biblical illiteracy which characterizes so many Christians. George Gallup has called the United States "a nation of biblical illiterates." And, researcher George Barna concludes that "the Christian body is immersed in a crisis of biblical illiteracy." Don’t miss my foundational message regarding this crisis this Saturday, May 19 at 5:00p.m. and Sunday, May 20 at 9:00 & 10:45a.m. entitled, "HOW & WHY WE ARE ILLITERATE." It will be so good to be back in the pulpit at First Family Church this weekend!
My heart has been deeply moved by this reality. The lack of knowledge regarding the Bible’s major doctrines can leave a believer shipwrecked in their faith! Further, marriages corrode, parenting skills are weakened, and young people make life-damaging decisions when people of faith do not clearly understand solid Bible doctrine.
Consequently, beginning Saturday/Sunday, June 2/3, 2007, I am going to launch a dynamite, highly-informative, new Summer series entitled, "OVERCOMING BIBLICAL ILLITERACY: THE 12 BIBLE DOCTRINES YOU MUST KNOWI want to invite you to join me on a Biblical journey where I will teach you the 12 essential doctrines of Scripture. During 12 timely weeks I will present two messages (Weekends/Wednesdays) for each critical doctrine including: 1). The Doctrine of the Scriptures (Bibliology/June 2/3/6); 2). The Doctrine of God (Theology/June 9/10 & 13); 3). The Doctrine of Jesus Christ (Christology/June 16/17 & 20); 4). The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit (Pneumatology/June 23/24 & 27); 5. The Doctrine of Man (Anthropology/June 30/July 1 & July 4); 6. The Doctrine of Sin (Hamartiology/July 7/8 & 11); 7. The Doctrine of Salvation (Soteriology/July 14/15 & 18); 8. The Doctrine of the Church (Ecclesiology/July 28/29 & August 1); 9. The Doctrine of Angels (Angelology/ August 4/5 & 8); 10). The Doctrine of Last Things (Eschatology/August 11/12 & 15); 11). The Doctrine of the Trinity (August 18/19 & 22); 12). The Doctrine of Satan (August 25/26 & 29). In addition, we will learn key theological terms, the placement of the Bible’s 66 books, and examine the historic creeds of the Church. By examining truth we will be equipped to discern error! This will be exciting material … believe me, you will never look at your Bible the same ever again! ."
Can anyone explain to me the contradiction here and how christianity is succeeding ? With the rise of mega churches beyond all previous imagination. Rock concert like productions, ministries for everything from 10x divorced transsexual singles groups to sufferers of ADD and skateboard ministries that this 'move of God' has somehow managed to produce biblically illiterate people ? I thought you heard the bible in church and were taught it. But I think that people are more familiar with how to market jesus than what jesus said. Is this not bizzaro ? I must attend one of these mega churches to believe with my own eyes how 52 weeks a year a congregation among many who weekly average in the thousands are still biblically illiterate. This stuff is out of control.