Is the Bible Unfit for Children?
The Bible is under attack. One Utah parent, disgruntled by conservative efforts to ban homosexual and pornographic books for children, decided to take aim at the Bible itself, according to a June 6 report by the Times.
The Bible is “one of the most sex-ridden books around,” he wrote to the Davis district school board. “You’ll no doubt find that the Bible … has ‘no serious values for minors’ because it’s pornographic by our new definition.”
The Davis district, home to 70,000 students, capitulated. The Bible was removed from all its elementary and middle schools. “We don’t differentiate between one request and another,” district spokesman Christopher Williams told the Salt Lake Tribune. “We see that as the work that we do.”
They clearly agreed with the parent’s demand to “[g]et this porn out of our schools.”
Is that what the Bible is? Is it unfit for children? Does it have “no serious values” for children?
This parent certainly thinks so. He thinks that because certain topics like incest, infanticide, rape and bestiality are mentioned in the Bible, it is equal to pornography. And the Davis school board agreed with him!
Yet there is no mention about how the Bible presents these sins. There is no mention about the fact that the Bible is a historical account of God’s involvement with one nation and that nation’s interaction with the rest of the world. There is no mention of how God gave that nation, Israel, a set of laws, statutes and judgments prohibiting evils such as incest, infanticide, bestiality and rape.
There is no mention that the Bible’s references to these topics is always in the context of blessings and curses. Those who commit such evil acts always receive some sort of punishment. From the beginning of the Bible, murderers and rapists are condemned and cursed (Genesis 4:11-12; 9:25). God burned Sodom and Gomorrah, the breeding grounds of all manner of perversions, to the ground (Genesis 19:24).
There are entire chapters in the Bible detailing the laws that God has laid out for mankind to conduct himself in relation to God and his fellow man (Exodus 20; Deuteronomy 5). And there are entire Bible chapters that teach how obedience to these laws will result in blessings and disobedience will lead to curses (Leviticus 26; Deuteronomy 28).
Is this a message that is unfit for children?
Not only is that untrue, but this is a message that children desperately need!
The Davis district is trying to blot out the book that forms the foundation of the Constitution, of America’s founding values and principles. This is an attack against anyone who believes in the Bible.
What’s worse is that it is equating the Bible, the very Word of God, to the vile filth that homosexuals and pornographers are trying to indoctrinate children with.
The wave of woke literature that many concerned parents are raging against specifically targets children. It is colorful and full of pictures, aimed at children as young as three years old. Events like “Drag Queen Story Hour” are efforts to romanticize perversion through literature. Some books found in school libraries contain “legitimate visual porn” aimed at instructing and directing children toward homosexuality.
The Bible, on the other hand, doesn’t have any pictures. It isn’t trying to lure in unsuspecting children with bright colors and splash. It is logical, historical and factual. It sensibly communicates the principles and morals that form the bedrock of successful civilizations.
But now, we live in a world that is attempting to ban the Bible. We live in a society that is raising children to believe that the Bible is pornography, while defending and promoting actual pornography and perversion.
Look at the lives of those who indulge in the lies, perversions and evils that the Bible outlines and clearly forbids. They are in unhappy marriages, maladjusted and depressed. And their children might end up even worse off.
Suicide is the second-most common cause of death for young adults. Lesbian, gay and bisexual kids are three times more likely to attempt suicide than heterosexual kids. Forty-one percent of transgender adults attempt suicide.
It is obvious to anyone that this world is getting worse. People are getting more unhappy. Despite advances in technology and knowledge, humankind is even farther away from the solution to divorce, debt, addiction, unruly children and much more.
The answer could be on your nightstand or a click away on your computer. The truth is that all children and adults need the Bible. Utah needs the Bible. America needs the Bible.
If you want to understand the Bible, its clear message and its beautiful law, request your free copy of Mystery of the Ages. Study it alongside your Bible, and save your children from the immorality of this backward world.