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Using the Bible to Teach the Bible – What A Concept!

Posted by thelamp on July 14, 2006

Gov. Sonny Perdue in April committed Georgia to become the first state in the Union to provide for elective courses in the Bible in all of its public schools. Incredibly, debate on the bill focused on what book should be used as the course’s textbook. Thankfully, Georgia’s high school students will soon be able to go straight to the source – the Bible – for a course in how it has affected our culture and history.

The National Council on Bible Curriculum, which is endorsed by CMC founder and president Pastor Rod Parsley, consulted Georgia leaders on the bill and was instrumental in helping develop the successful proposal to make the Bible the textbook for the course.

A competing proposal had recommended a recently developed textbook, “The Bible and its Influence.” Without denigrating this book, it only makes sense to do as Georgia did and use the Bible to teach the Bible. The National Council already has developed curriculum that has withstood numerous legal challenges. Using the curriculum, More than 350 school districts in 37 states are offering an elective course in the Bible taught on campus, during school hours, for credit, with the Bible as the textbook.

Legislatures in Tennessee and Missouri are also considering similar laws, and CMC endorses the effort to bring this vital subject to America’s high school students as an elective course.

You can make a difference in your community by leading the effort to bring this Bible curriculum to your public high school! For more information on the National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools, click here.


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