Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Surely it's important to teach Bible stories to children. I praise the Lord for all the Bible stories I was taught as a child.
We need to teach our children God's Word from the beginning to end. My wife and I spend hours teaching our children to understand the Word of God.
However, we need to do much more than just teach Bible stories.
Most Sunday school curriculums used by Sunday school teachers today basically teach children Bible stories such as Jonah and the whale; Jesus on the Cross; Paul's missionary journeys, and so on.
Now these are important, BUT what many teachers haven't realized is that the children today are being bombarded through the media and education system with evolutionary ideas. They come to church and learn Bible stories, but the world is telling them that scientists have proved the Bible is not true, that man evolved from apes, that Noah's ark and flood are just myths.
It is very difficult to get people interested in accounts that have no basis in reality. There is a dominant mindset today that where the ancient past is dealt with biblically, the stories are just that - stories.
What I am saying is that as well as Bible stories, we need to also be teaching children against evolution, and teaching them how they can logically defend creation and the flood and so on. If we don't do this - many of them will reject the Bible stories we taught them.
Myth isn't of much help when death approaches, or relationship problems arise. But the revealed truth of history, as outlined in the Bible, is vital to a hurting world.
~ AND GOD SAW THAT IT WAS GOOD Reflections of God's Handiwork
by Ken Ham