USA TODAY recently reported on America’s religious illiteracy. The article included the following interesting statistics that shed light on how well Americans know the Bible:
- 60% of Americans can’t name five of the Ten Commandments
- 50% of high school seniors think Sodom and Gomorrah were married
- 8% of public high schools offer an elective Bible course
Remember that America is now a place of distorted truth and little knowledge of the Bible. If part of your sermon only references a Bible story, there is a good chance that people in the congregation may not be familiar with it or may assume it is about something completely different.