TRUTH Focused | Biblical Illiteracy

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*This is the first post of the new series TRUTH Focused. 

A new term has recently been brought to my attention.

Biblical illiteracy.

It means exactly what it you think it does. People who have not read the Bible, and therefore do not know what it holds. Now, of course this is not going to be something non-believers find important. That’s not even the problem. The problem is that there are Christians who claim to believe the Bible is God’s Word, yet, they aren’t reading it.

In full transparency, after learning of the term biblical illiteracy, I was so convicted about my own lack of biblical knowledge. Sure, I have done countless Bible studies, have read numerous Scriptures, was raised in a Christian home, and attend a Bible-teaching church, but there is still so much I am lacking. I felt God place on my heart that I needed to know Him more and to do that, I needed to read His Word. So, I have begun a bible-in-a-year plan. I am reading God’s Word in its entirety, seeking to understand, and know Him more.

Christian author and speaker Jen Wilkin wrote a book on why studying the Bible is so important. Her book, Women in the Word, is full of tips on how to study the Bible and reasons for the importance. I love her line that I have often heard her speak, “The heart cannot love what the mind does not know.” If we know God through His word, it will translate to a greater love for Him in our hearts.

In this series, I am praying that I can come alongside many of you, and we can grow in our knowledge of the Bible and ultimately our knowledge of Christ together. I hope to start conversations, join each other in prayer, and make us all think a little harder. Most importantly, I want to learn to love God more through knowing Him better. It is my belief that you cannot read the Bible without being changed. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for some change!

 

Next week we will tackle the topic of discernment. 

11 thoughts on “TRUTH Focused | Biblical Illiteracy

  1. Trista says:

    Love this! And Biblical illiteracy is most definitely an issue. And just as you said, it’s those of us that proclaim we are Christians yet do not know our Bibles or what truths lie inside Gods Word. I look forward to this series! Prayers as you craft it!

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  2. LaDonna Fager says:

    This is really something to think seriously about as Christians. I know that I was more into the Word when I was teaching children in Sunday School. I must admit that lately I have not been deeply into the word. Thanks for this.

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  3. Karen says:

    I am inspired as well, I love your Mom’s books and how even on social media she is not afraid to show her love for God and she inspires me as well. I will join you both on your journey! Thank you

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  4. Mary Gessner says:

    Thank you. You’ve expressed beautifully what the LORD has been impressing on me lately…I need to know HIM, and HIS Word better.

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