“Not quite half of the public can identify the names of the first four books of the New Testament, known as the Gospels. A large share believes that john the Baptist was one of Jesus’ apostles. Almost half contend that one of the Bible’s teachings is that God helps those who help themselves. . . . Only a minority are able to name the first five books of the Bible. Three-quarters of all adults incorectly believe the Bible is available in all of the world’s languages. Millions of Americans believe that Joan of Arc was Noah’s wife and one out of seven believes Sodom and Gomorrah were married.” (George Barna, America at the Crossroads)
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