The Bible is the revelation of God to us and is verbally and fully inspired by God. It is infallible in it’s original manuscript. We need to teach our students that the Bible is the final authority when it comes to Christian faith and conduct. If we don’t start on this Biblical foundation, everything else we teach children will eventually falter.
So here’s what every child should know about the Bible before he or she turns twelve years old.
What the Bible says about itself:
2 Timothy 3:16 (NKJV) All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.
How the Bible Is Structured:
The Bible consists of 2 parts: Old Testament and New Testament; 66 Books written by many authors under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
The Bible should be studied and taken in context with all Scripture.
2 Timothy 2:15(NKJV) Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Both the Old Testament and the New Testament’s purpose are to point to Jesus.
John 5:39 (NKJV) You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.
Studying Scripture strengthens our faith.
Romans 10:17 (NKJV) So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
The Bible will help us not to sin.
Psalms 119:11 (NKJV) Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.
I also believe children should be given Bible studies to do at home as soon as they are old enough to read. There are many Bible studies online geared toward children. Teach children at an early age that the Bible is not too hard for them to understand.