That was a little embarrassing. One poll revealed that most Canadians could not identify Samuel de Champlain as the founding father of the first permanent European settlement in what was to become Canada. Most people chose Jacques Cartier, which is understandable, as we credit him with the European discovery of Canada in 1534 and established the first non-permanent settlement. I think that was a trick question. What was bizarre was the number of people who thought the honour belonged to Christopher Columbus. Hello?

I wonder what would happen if we questioned people in our church about Bible history? Just simple stuff, who built the Ark? Who was swallowed by the big fish? Who was David, Solomon or Isaiah? Name the Ten Commandments. Or how about, what is Sin? Or Holiness?

The last time you studied Canadian History was probably in high school. When was the last time you read your Bible? If the only time you open your Bible is on Sunday (you bring your Bible on Sunday, don’t you?) you are probably a biblical illiterate. (And I say that in the nicest possible way)

So this week find a translation that you can understand and start reading your Bible. You’ll be amazed at what you’ll learn. Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.

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