“Indeed, Has God Said…?”
In the new book Already Gone, creationist author Ken Ham points out that a large percentage of kids who attend Sunday school will quit the church by the time they're in their twenties. That's not surprising since kids spend one hour a week in Sunday school and 30 hours or more in school classrooms where they are being told that the things they learned in Sunday school are not true.
The science curriculum in most schools could be restated in the words - "Indeed, has God said...?" With these words, Satan set the wheels in motion that brought about the fall of mankind. Since that strategy was so successful in tricking Eve, he has been using that very same approach ever since. In fact, whenever anyone calls into question the plain truth of God's Word, they are saying, in effect, "Indeed, has God said...?"
That's what we see happening today whenever the Bible is reinterpreted in light of the latest scientific pronouncements. That's why so many church-going kids will soon be asking: "Indeed, has God said He created everything in six 24-hour days?" "Indeed, has God said He didn't create everything through evolutionary processes?" "Indeed, has God said we must interpret Genesis in a literal rather than allegorical way?" "Indeed, has God said we must believe in a worldwide flood?"
As Christians, we need to help our kids stand firm and refuse to compromise. When the first chapter of Genesis is reinterpreted according to man's "wisdom," other Bible truths can - and will - be discarded. Besides, compromise is so unnecessary! Let your kids know that there is a great deal of evidence that supports a young earth and a worldwide flood. So the next time they hear someone say, in effect, "Indeed, has God said...?" they'll be able to say: "YES, that's exactly what God said!"