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Our Mighty God of Simplicity (5 of 6)
Series: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
It is of no surprise to anyone that our world is filled with great, and vast knowledge. There are more young people graduating from college than in any previous generation. Textbooks and encyclopedias are behind the times, almost as soon as they are printed. Also, the computer age advances at such a pace that technology is outdated every month.
Knowledge is exploding at such a rate, more than 2,000 pages per minute, than even Einstein couldn't keep up. In fact, if you read 24 hours a day, from age 21 to 70; and, you retained all that you read, you would be 1 ½ millions years behind when you finished. In our world, where half the things a man knows at 20, are no longer true at 40; and, half the things he knows at 40, hadn't been discovered when he was 20. Someone has also said, that the sum total of man's knowledge could be represented graphically: up to 1845= 1 inch, 1845 to 1945= 3 inches; and, 1945 to now= the height of the Washington Monument. 1
However, though we live in a day filled with great knowledge, there is little indication, in these day, that many know little, if anything, about God. George Barna shares some very interesting statistics about people's knowledge about God, and spiritual things:
*69% are aware that the Bible describes Satan
*62% know that the Book of Isaiah in is the Old Testament
*11% believe that it is in the New Testament
*27% have no idea where it's at 2
*68% can identify the number of disciples as 12
*59% can identify Bethlehem as Jesus' birthplace
*27% believe that Jesus never got married because he was a priest, and priests did not marry
*16% believe that one of the books of the New Testament is the book of Thomas 3
Therefore, while it is apparent, that we know much about secular things, our world, as a whole; and, needless to say, most Christians, know little a ...
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