_great deception

Although this report is about Great Britain, I propose it could have easily been about the United States.

Here is the story as reported on NewsMax:

Most British youngsters don’t know that the stories of Adam and Eve, Noah’s Ark and the Nativity of Jesus are based on the Bible, the Religious News Service reported.

A poll conducted by Britain’s Bible Society found that three out of 10 British children have practically no Bible literacy— and that they are following in the uninformed footsteps of their parents.

Some 30 percent of the children polled had not heard that David and Goliath were Biblical figures or that the story of the Good Samaritan is rooted in the Bible.

Fifty percent of adults did not know Noah’s Ark was a story from the Bible. Many incorrectly assumed that the Harry Potter plotline was based on a Bible story.

Practically two-thirds of children have never had a Bible story read to them by their parents.

Most non-Christian parents surveyed did not think that it was important for children to be familiar with the Bible as a source of values for a good life.

Parents in Wales were more Biblically literate than other Britons.
The online survey included 800 children and 1,100 parents. No margin of error was given.

 


I have also included a link to the survey where the above highlights were referenced.

Here are some of my observations from the study:

“…revealed that three in ten secondary school pupils, aged 12 to 15, did not realise the Nativity was from the Bible…” – What do these young teen’s think the Nativity is when they see it in their village or elsewhere?  That is the more disturbing aspect of this finding…

“…nine out of ten adults have no regular engagement with its contents...” – The Bible instructs that the beginning of knowledge is the fear of the Lord.  (Proverbs 1:7).  If you don’t engage the Lord through the Bible, what do you believe?  I submit you believe in nothing, and are susceptible to any  lie that Satan throws at you.

“…[54% of children did not know] the Bible contained the story about Joseph and his coat of many colours…” – That is a very disturbing “tell of the tape” for Britain and again, I assume the same could be found in the United States.  Joseph is a foundational figure in the Old Testament, a type of Christ (It is through him, and what God did to / for him, that the nation of Israel is preserved, which will eventually lead to the coming of Jesus).   If these children do not know, it is the parent’s responsibility to let them know…

“…38% of children indicated that they have never seen, read or heard Adam & Eve, while for the Crucifixion it is 43%…” – The first book, Genesis, and the history of the world as we know it, comes from the fall of man as experienced through Adam and Eve.  For this to be unknown to more than 1 out of every 3 children in Britain is absolutely unfathomable.  This, after all, is supposed to be a bastion of “civilization” in the west, and a “moral” nation!?  How have we ended up at this fact- that almost 1/2 of young children in England have no idea what the Crucifixion of our Lord and Saviour was and it’s meaning for the entire world?

“…Over 60% of children indicated they had not read, seen or heard the Feeding of the 5,000 (61%), the Good Samaritan (61%) and the Creation story (63%). While for Daniel in the lion’s den it is around three quarters (72%) and for the story of Solomon a massive 85%…” – No wonder the intelligent men of the world have made it so none will be wise, through the teaching of Evolution and the disregard of God.  I know many intelligent people who are fools without knowledge,:

“{1:18}For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the  understanding of the prudent.  Where [is] the wise? where [is] the scribe? where [is] the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.  Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, [are called: ] But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;  And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, [yea,] and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:  That no flesh should glory in his presence.”  – 1Corinthians 1:19- 29

And the parents, the teachers of their children, are even MORE ignorant than the children they are raising:

Asked to decide whether a series of plot lines appeared in the Bible almost half of parents (46%) failed to recognize the plot of Noah’s
Ark as a Bible story;

Around a third were unsure or did not recognise the stories of David & Goliath (31%) and Adam & Eve (30%) as being from the Bible;
• A quarter (27%) failed to identify the Bible with the plot of the Good Samaritan.

  • By contrast, over a third thought that storylines featured in the Hunger Games (54%) and Harry Potter (34%) were or might be from the Bible.
  • More than one in four (27%) thought the storyline of Superman was or could be in the Bible;
  • while (46%) thought the same for Dan Brown novel The Da Vinci Code.
  • Younger parents are often also more likely to incorrectly associate Hollywood plots with the Bible. Only 9% of those over 55 thought the storyline of Superman was in the Bible, compared to one in five (20%) of 25 to 34 year olds. For Harry Potter it ranges from 23% of those aged 25 to 34 to only 18% of those over 55.

This is what we have come to…the harvest is truly ready for the coming of the AntiChrist, when all will look to him and think he is the answer to all the problems of the world.  Because when you don’t have a fundamental knowledge of God, the Deceiver (Satan) will fill in the vacuum with shining words of comfort that are filled with death.

Significantly, one of the major reasons why parent’s cite they do not read to their children from the Bible is a “lack of time“…I would like to make a small number of recommendations:

  1. Make the time your priority.  You are the one who is responsible in God’s eyes to make your children aware of His glorious plan for them.
  2. Be an active Christian parent and put away the distractions that make it seem you do not have the time to read from the Bible, both for yourself and your children.
  3. Study the word of God, for “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” – 2Timothy 3:16
  4. Remember that, as the father, you are the Symbol of Jesus in the family, and they are looking to you for guidance.  Be a man of God, suited to fit the task, wearing the armor of God and ready at all times to do battle with the evil of this world.  “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” – 2nd Corinthians 2:11
  5. Ask God for guidance.  He will not fail you, and you will grow in true wisdom, not of this world (for it is Satan who will supply  you with the wisdom of this world), but of the world to come, and the hope of that world is what every father should teach to their children…

And finally, Paul Harvey, a famous radio personality, gave the following insight on how Satan would infiltrate our society…how close do you think we are to that time?


If I Were the Devil 

If I were the Prince of Darkness I would want to engulf the whole earth in darkness. 

I’d have a third of its real estate and four-fifths of its population, but I would not be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree. 

So I should set about however necessary, to take over the United States. 

I would begin with a campaign of whispers. 

With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whispers to you as I whispered to Eve, “Do as you please.” 

To the young I would whisper “The Bible is a myth.” I would convince them that “man created God,” instead of the other way around. I would confide that “what is bad is good and what is good is square.” 

In the ears of the young married I would whisper that work is debasing, that cocktail parties are good for you. I would caution them not to be “extreme” in religion, in patriotism, in moral conduct. 

And the old I would teach to pray — to say after me — “Our father which are in Washington.” 

Then I’d get organized. 

I’d educate authors in how to make lurid literature exciting so that anything else would appear dull, uninteresting. 

I’d threaten TV with dirtier movies, and vice-versa. 

I’d infiltrate unions and urge more loafing, less work. Idle hands usually work for me. 

I’d peddle narcotics to whom I could, I’d sell alcohol to ladies and gentlemen of distinction, I’d tranquilize the rest with pills. 

If I were the Devil, I would encourage schools to refine young intellects, but neglect to discipline emotions; let those run wild. 

I’d designate an atheist to front for me before the highest courts and I’d get preachers to say, “She’s right.” 

With flattery and promises of power I would get the courts to vote against God and in favor of pornography. 

Thus I would evict God from the courthouse, then from the schoolhouse, then from the Houses of Congress. 

Then in his own churches I’d substitute psychology for religion and deify science. 

If I were Satan I’d make the symbol of Easter an egg 

And the symbol of Christmas a bottle. 

If I were the Devil I’d take from those who have and give to those who wanted until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious. Then my police state would force everybody back to work. 

Then I would separate families, putting children in uniform, women in coal mines and objectors in slave-labor camps. 

If I were Satan I’d just keep doing what I’m doing and the whole world go to hell as sure as the Devil.

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