When the master of Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) discovered that his wife was teaching his 12-year-old slave to read the Bible, he stopped her. “If he learns to read the Bible it will make him ever unfit to be a slave,” her husband said. In no time “he’ll be running away with himself.”
In his later years, Douglass reflected on that incident as the first antislavery lecture he had ever heard, and it inspired him to do anything he could to read more of the Bible. Eager to know more about the Bible, Douglass recalled, “I have gathered scattered pages from this holy book, from the filthy street gutters of Baltimore, and washed and dried them, that in the moments of my leisure, I might get a word or two of wisdom from them.”....To Read More....
My Take - Once again we come to one incontrovertible fact - the world's "Christian" religious leaders are failures. That's of course if you assume success in their field means teaching the Bible versus teaching secular humanism., or for that matter - in opposition to secular humanism.
2 Timothy 4:3 - For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.Paul wasn't talking about unbelievers - he was predicting the future of those who would profess to be Christians and their leaders. What we need is clarity:
Matthew 7:22-24 - Many shall say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name, and in your name cast out demons, and in your name done many works of power? And then will I say to them, I never knew you. Depart from me, workers of lawlessness.One thing seems clear to me. These "leaders" of the world's "Christian" movements must not believe in the Bible - or for that matter - God. How else can anyone explain how they've managed to pervert clear Biblical texts on so many issues that are in complete opposition to what the secularists demand we accept. Since they have no fear in doing this they must believe there are no consequences. If they believe there are no consequences that can only mean they don't believe in God.
Or did I miss something?