The fifth prescription is more definite: “Overhaul the system of religious education.” The author notes that the American home is incapable of giving religious training, for the parents as much as the children need instruction. The Sunday School is also incompetent because its teachers are “pathetic amateurs.” This, and we Protestants need to recognize it, is all too true. But the authors remedy, which is to establish courses in educational methods for these “pathetic amateurs,” is not nearly so important as to establish courses in the contents of the Bible. Methods are a help if first the content is clearly in mind, but it will do little good to train teachers how to teach nothing, or how to teach trivialities, or how to teach untruth. The important thing is what to teach. The indomitable spirit of the Protestant Reformation had a good deal more to do with Biblical truth than with educational methods. The Reformation was a return to the supreme authority of the Bible and a rediscovery of what the Bible itself teaches. This is precisely what is needed in the present uncertain and superficial age.Protestants Look! A Response by Dr. Gordon H. Clark
Collect of the Day
O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Monday, May 30, 2016
The following is from a post at the Gordon H. Clark Foundation. It is Dr. Clark's response to an article published in Look magazine in 1947 by a lady named Agnes E. Myer.
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