The Importance of Biblical Literacy Pt. 3
It probably doesn’t come as a surprise to find out that recent surveys on general Bible knowledge have shown a decline in Biblical literacy. Sadly, these statistics are true for the church as well.
One of the best ways to stem the tide on these statistics is to train kids with the knowledge of the Bible. Kids are sponges. Take language learning for example. Kids can learn a complex language as a toddler in a matter of months. It takes adults years of study to master a new language.
But the Bible calls us to do more than just teach our kids the Bible. As parents, we’re called to teach our kids to love the God of the Bible (Deuteronomy 6:4-9). This doesn’t mean we abandon Bible literacy among children. Actually the opposite is true. We should teach our kids to love God by teaching them the Bible. The key to this is training kids to love the Bible.
In an article by Biblica, Paul Caminiti says this regarding the issue, “A Bible lover will become a Bible learner, but a Bible learner will not necessarily become a Bible lover.” Psalm 19:10 describes the Bible as “more desirable than gold” and “sweeter than honey.” As parents, we need to find ways to place this sweet honey in front of them so they can taste it for themselves (Psalm 34:8).
The Power Bible provides a gateway for kids to enter and discover the world of the Bible in a fun and engaging way. Never sacrificing accuracy, the Power Bible is based on the New American Standard (NASB) text. In the visual age we live in, the fast-action pace of the comic format Power Bible grabs kids’ attention and keeps it. Find out more about the Power Bible here.