I am finding some interesting nuggets in history that I have not known before. I was given the book, On This Day in Christian History by Robert J. Morgan, subtitled, 365 Amazing and Inspiring Stories About Saints, Martyrs, and Heroes.
On February 2nd, the story centered around Alcuin who lost his parents in childhood. He was raised by schoolmasters and had access to the vast library at York, England’s Cathedral School. The boy fell in love with learning and eventually became the school’s headmaster (767 AD).
As he filled several positions as a famous scholar, he believed in educating the clergy and all the people. “The first thing to learn, Alcuin said, was the Lord’s Prayer, then the Ten Commandments. He was ever zealous for studying the Scriptures and preaching the gospel.”
In the same way that Alcuin used the Bible for teaching persons to read, write and understand, this has been done around the world in many languages and cultures around the world. From my own experience, reading the Bible as the family and others sit around the dinner table is a great way to educate them on many levels.
Peter says, “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence” (2 Peter 1:3). Through the Scriptures, “the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:17).
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