I’ve been tempted to start a new column called “Shocking News” or something to that affect. Had I done so, here’s something that would have made the headlines. A recent Gallup poll revealed that 34 percent of Americans “didn’t know who Darwin was or what scientific theory he was known for.” Another 10 percent said they did, but they gave incorrect answers. Only 55 percent correctly associated Darwin with the theory of evolution!
To me, that is mind boggling! Nearly half of the people in America don’t know what Charles Darwin is known for. Although the public schools bear part of the blame the problem goes deeper than that. Most people today have no desire to be well informed, unless it has to do with the lastest flick, video game, or gadget,etc. We are seeing the “Dumbing down” of America.
Not only are most people ignorant of the Bible (our biggest problem), they are ignorant of many other important issues as well, such as our American heritage, etc. It’s no wonder that we are in such a mess! And if you think a bunch of unregenerate politicans are going to solve our problems you are wrong. The only hope for America lies in the two institutions that God founded–the family and the church. Considering the present condition of these, the future doesn’t look very bright.
The good news is that we can still do the most important things. We can tell the world about our wonderful Savior and through our witness others can come to know Him as Lord and Savior. You can be ignorant regarding who Charles Darwin is and still go to heaven, but if you don’t know Jesus you don’t have a chance.