Scary But True...
 
George Barna wrote The State of the Church in 2002. Barna conducted a survey of self-pronounced Christians and here's what he found about their knowledge of the Bible. 

Now, remember these are Christians... 

- 48% could not name the four Gospels. 

- 52% cannot identify more than two or three of Jesus' disciples. 

- 60% of American Christians can't name even five of the 10 Commandments. 

- When asking graduating high school "born again Christians" over 50% of them thought Sodom and Gomorrah were husband and wife. 

- 61% of American Christians think the Sermon on the Mount was preached by Billy Graham. 

- 71% of American Christians think "God helps those who help themselves" is a Bible verse. 

No wonder George Barna said, "Americans revere the Bible but, by and large they don't know what it says. And because they don't know it, they have become a nation of Biblical illiterates." 

As of this writing, we now have people from several countries from different part of the world reading this blog. 

So you may or may not be an American, I don't know. But the point of the result of the survey is, you don't want to be a so called "Christian" who doesn't know what God's Word is. You and I should consistently read, memorize, and meditate scriptures. This way, we're ready to defend our faith and encourage others through God's Word. 

Listen, if you feel some guilt with the message today then TODAY is the time to change. Get your Bible and start reading. And now, if you need some help in scripture memorization, we have a special program for you: 

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You'll be surprised with the results you'll get. Remember, being in a garage doesn't make you a car. So is going to a Christian church doesn't make you a Christian. Be a true Christian and real student of the Bible.