June 25th, 2012, 07:59 AM
When tackling the issue of people's lack of Bible knowledge, David Reagan used the following story to perfectly illustrate the problem:
A pastor asked a class of Sunday School children, "Who broke down the wall of Jericho?" A boy answered, "Not me, sir!" Upset, the pastor asked the teacher, "Is this typical?" She replied, "I believe this boy is honest, and I really don't think he did it." The pastor went to the head deacon. "I've known the boy and the teacher for years," said the deacon, "and neither of them would do such a thing." Aghast, the pastor went to the Christian Education Board. "Pastor," said the chairman, "let's not make an issue of this. Let's just pay for the damage and charge it to the up keep."
June 25th, 2012, 09:46 AM
Most of the people here in East Germany are very untaught and resistant to the gospel. Some summer camp counselors from our church told us some years ago that a teen asked them: 'Bible? What is this? Never heard this word.' Other missionary from overseas asked some years ago somebody if he knew Jesus. He answered, No, I'm new in the town. He thought our Lord was an inhabitant of the town!