1 John 4:6
“We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.”

In a recent study of over 4,000 children in the United Kingdom and more than 1,420 children in the United States, researchers concluded that bullied children have similar or worse mental health problems later in life than those who have suffered emotional or even physical abuse.

BulliesYes, bullying is a very serious issue, and it’s not just other kids who are doing the bullying. Sometimes it’s a teacher who pounds his desk and shouts, “I’ve been a science teacher for over 30 years, and I tell you that evolution is not a hypothesis or even a theory – it’s a fact!” Most students are reluctant to say anything for fear of receiving a failing grade. Besides, their teachers have studied such matters far longer than they have, so what right do they have to say anything?

But here’s another way of looking at this. By rejecting the Bible as the authoritative source of knowledge, such teachers have a distorted understanding of the world around them. And the longer they look through this distorted “lens”, the more hardened they become in their error.

So, Christian students, don’t let yourself be silenced by arrogant science teachers. Remember that their long years of study proves nothing. After all, the Bible – unlike science textbooks – doesn’t need to be constantly updated and revised. The Bible’s truths are true for all time. So the longer you study the Bible – the reliable source of knowledge and wisdom – the greater your understanding of the world around you will be.

Prayer:
Heavenly Father, with evolution being taught as fact, I pray that You will place Your hand of protection on Christian students and help them stand strong for biblical truth. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Notes:
“Back off, bullies!” ScienceNews for Students, 5/12/15. Steve Schwartz, “We’re Not Worthy! We’re Not Worthy!” 10/26/09, Creation Moments.