By Greg Laurie
I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.—Psalm 119:11
Most American homes today have a Bible, but ironically, fewer than half of all American adults can name the four Gospels. And in a survey about Americans’ knowledge of the Bible, most participants could name all four Beatles, but they couldn’t name one of the Ten Commandments.
But it gets worse. One in 10 people thought Moses was one of Jesus’s 12 apostles. In addition, 12 percent of American adults thought that Joan of Arc was Noah’s wife. And 50 percent of graduating high school seniors thought Sodom and Gomorrah were husband and wife.
Although many people own a Bible, they don’t read the Bible. The number one reason people give for not reading the Bible is they don’t prioritize it. And if they do read it, they’re reading without any comprehension.