Evanglelical Sunday school kids more likely to leave church

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"…The survey found, much to Ham’s surprise, a “Sunday School syndrome,” indicating children who faithfully attend Bible classes in their church over the years actually are more likely to question the authority of Scripture.

“This is a brutal wake-up call for the church, showing how our programs and our approaches to Christian education are failing dismally,” Ham writes in the book.

Among the survey findings, regular participants in Sunday School are more likely to:

Leave the church

Believe that the Bible is less true

Defend the legality of abortion and same-sex marriage

Defend premarital sex
The book explores a number of reasons for the findings, but Ham sees one overarching problem that is related to how churches and parents have taught youth to understand the Genesis account of creation. …"

Perhaps an emphasis on the truth of the Church would be more helpful than trying to teach a personal ability to interpret the Bible. After all, the kids can look around and see all kinds of Protestants believing all kinds of things. The abortionist, who was just murdered, was described by his church as a compassionate Christian.

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