Dr. Michael Kruger: One of the most profound challenges for Christians as we live in an ever-more-hostile world is how to properly defend the faith against the incessant attacks against it . . . So what is the cure that Stanley has offered? In brief, Christians need to stop basing their faith on the Bible.
Trust is a high commodity among people today but it something that is not given as easily as it was a few generations ago. Almost gone are the days where a gentlemen’s agreement was all that was needed between two people. It was possible because people had more trust in one another. Now, trust among people is harder to acquire. This natural reaction to distrust others has affected how people view the Bible. In our post-Christian world people don’t just naturally trust the Bible as reliable, let alone as the Word of God.
"The plans that have been made public so far — including the high school curriculum — seem aimed at portraying scripture as historically accurate and an unequivocal force for good"
"The poll shows that 28% of Americans believe the Bible is the actual Word of God and that it should be taken literally; that’s down from the 38% to 40% reported in the late 1970s."