Who knocked down the walls of Jericho.
A new pastor in eastern Kentucky dropped into a Sunday school class and began to quiz some of the students. “Who knocked down the walls of Jericho?” he asked one boy. The boy answered, “It sure wasn’t me preacher!” the lad replied. The pastor turned to the teacher and said, “what do you make of that? The teacher replied, “Now, Reverend, Timmy is a good boy and he don’t tell lies. If he said, he didn’t do it I believe him.”
Thoroughly upset at the lack of biblical knowledge found in the class room, the pastor took the matter to his board of deacons. After due consideration, the board sent a message to the pastor and said, “We see no point of making an issue of this incident; the board will pay for all damages to the wall and charge it off to vandalism.”
Absurd? The ignorance of biblical content is disturbing, and this ignorance is not limited to the unchurched or the uneducated. The Princeton Religious Research Center reported that forty-five percent of Americans can’t name five of the ten commandments. Over half the American people cannot name the four gospels, and only four out of ten knew that according to the Bible Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. More than one third of the people do not know the number of Jesus’ disciples; and in spite of all the Christmas carols thirty percent of the people do not know where Jesus was born. Yet, seven out of ten Americans believe the Bible to be the Word of God.
Reader do you know the answer? If not, the answer can be found in the book of Joshua, chapter 6, verses 1 through 20.