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CAN ONE BE TRULY EDUCATED BUT IGNORE THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOK OF ALL HISTORY?
Biblical knowledge is critical for youth.
- The Bible is undoubtedly the most influential book in Western Civilization. The foundational principles for our government, families, culture, and society are all found in the Bible. No single book has influenced culture as much as the Bible.
- Bible History teachers consistently report that approximately half of the students who sign up to take a Bible History elective course have no familiarity with biblical literature, and a large percentage have never owned a Bible. Student enrollment in Bible History elective courses increased by 9% in the 2017-2018 year over the previous year and remains one of the most popular electives in the middle and high schools of Hamilton County, Tennessee.
- With society's concern over character, no program is better positioned to touch more students quantitatively or qualitatively than Hamilton County's Bible History elective program. Independent research reveals that biblical knowledge creates intrinsic motivation that has a very powerful and positive effect on everyday life, personal happiness, family stability, crime reduction, alcohol and drug abuse prevention, altruism, self control, and self-discipline.
- In Hamilton County's public schools, past studies show that nearly 70% of all students will elect to take one or more Bible History courses before graduating.
Chattanooga has the only known court-approved program in the United States.
- Since a federal test case in the late 1970's, the program is court approved.
- Teachers are certified by the State of Tennessee, are highly qualified educators, and are known to be respected by students, faculty and administrators in their local schools. The school system employs the teachers and all teachers receive compensation relative to State requirements, pending their number of degrees and tenure. Funding is privately provided at no cost to the taxpayer and eligible schools are reimbursed annually for the complete costs by Bible in the Schools. To donate, please visit: www.bibleintheschools.com/give
- Teachers avoid denominational controversy and encourage students with doctrinal questions to seek out a a leader in their local faith-based entity.
- The teachers use the Bible as a textbook and teach its history and what the Bible says about the nature of God and man. The goal is for each student to have an informed knowledge of the Bible as a foundation for establishing his own values, character, and lifestyle.