Destroyed For Lack of Knowledge

Ron at the Northern ‘burbs blog has a post worth reading in this week’s Christian Carnival about biblical illiteracy. It’s disheartening that, in a nation that still prides itself on being nominally Christian, 75% of those who responded to a Barna survey believe “the Bible teaches that God helps those who help themselves”. (For the record, Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations Online attributes the quote to Sidney Algernon [1622-1683] in his “Discourses on Government.” The similar quote, “God helps them that help themselves,” is attributed to Benjamin Franklin in Poor Richard’s Almanac of 1757.)

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