2nd Vice President, Southern Baptist Convention, Says No to The Biblical Literacy Project
2nd Vice President of The Southern Baptist Convention says he can not endorse or promote The Bible Literacy Project.
Contact: Wiley Drake, 714-865-8132
BUENA PARK, Ca., Sept. 26 /Christian Newswire/ -- Newly elected 2nd Vice President, Wiley Drake, said after he read the textbook put out by BLP he can not agree that "The Bible and it's Influence" should be in the public schools, or anywhere else children are being taught.
Drake said the first problem he had with the text book was that they left out the statement,
"Having undertaken for the Glory of God and advancement of the Christian faith" from The Mayflower Compact. "How do you teach the history of America and leave out the most important part"?
Drake also said the question on page 38 ask the question, "Do you think Adam and Eve received a fair deal as described in Genesis? Drake says this implies that they did not get a fair deal.
Page 156 says " And if God allows evil things to happen, can God honestly be described as good? Drake says we need to teach the truth of the Bible not plant questions about God. He also said that on page 163 it asks if God is good , all knowing and all powerful, they then say "Yet this view presents a problem"
BLP says on page 161, "Job is one of the most difficult books in the Bible in that it provides no clear cut moral or answer to Job's situation. Drake said we need a textbook on the Bible that gives answers not doubts and questions.
Other places in the textbook BLP indicates to students that they "remember not to try to apply current standards to the biblical accounts." Page 211 says," The Gospels are not histories- certainly not as history is defined today.
Drake says the more he read the book the more problems he found. One of Drakes Dr's degrees is in Christian education, and he said this book is neither good education or good Bible.