Here is a great movie clip of art imitating life. Madea is hilarious and I love her reference to “the 12 disciplines”. While acting like she knows her bible, Tyler Perry’s character reflects the unfortunate state of biblical ignorance that really is all to common in the church today.
Biblical ignorance is so pervasive that it even reaches groups of people who should know better, says Steve Bouma-Prediger, a religion professor at Hope College in Holland, Michigan.
1.Many believe these phantom verses are actual quotes from the bible.
“God helps those who help themselves” – “Spare the rod, spoil the child”-“To thine own self be true” –“This too shall pass” –“God works in mysterious ways his wonders to perform”- “The eyes are the window to the soul”- “Beggars can’t be choosers” –“Charity begins at home” –“Cleanliness is next to godliness” and “Money is the root of all evil”
2. The heresy of Universalism and Pluralism
“Barna reports 25% of born again Christians believe that all people are eventually saved or accepted by God and 26% say it doesn’t matter what religious faith you follow because they all teach the same lessons . An even larger percentage of born again Christians (40%) believe Christians and Muslims worship the same God.