I’ve been receiving my textbooks over the past week. So far I have 5, and I’m not sure if I have all of them. What’s even better is that they’re relatively small books. Yesterday I was looking at one of the books and was amused and saddened at how little people read the Bible anymore. I’ve been reading through the Bible consistently since 1986. Another part is that it was in 2009 that I made a radical change in denominations going from Southern Baptist to Lutheran. Six months later my pastor tapped me to start lay training. She thought I had an incredible amount of biblical knowledge, but I don’t. As a Baptist my knowledge was considered average. Which brings me back to the beginning of this entry and the lack of knowledge of a lot of church goers. People always state that they never have time to read. That’s not true, I think they just don’t want to read. All it takes is 15 minutes a day and a reading plan.
All of this is because I was looking at one book in particular that had a small quiz on the more known biblical events. I could answer them without even looking at the different answers given. There was only one that I hesitated on until I read much more carefully a second time. Even then I got the answer right. The section that I wasn’t so sure about was more of the latter church history, though I got the big ones correct.
The whole thing bothers me.