Purpose: Sometimes Christians will say that studying the truth alone is enough for apologetics, that there is no need to know what are the errors out there. While certainly Christians should be grounded deep in the Word of God, there is a place for Christians to be able to be on the alert with some basic knowledge of what some of the common dangerous doctrine looks like.
School found using bomb as bell
KAMPALA (Reuters) – A mine awareness team in Uganda was horrified to find an unexploded bomb being used as a bell when they visited a school to teach children how to spot bombs, a local newspaper reported.
The Anti-Mine Network organization saw teachers banging the bomb with stones to call children to lessons in a 700-pupil school in a rural area, the Daily Monitor said.
“Its head was still active, which means that if it is hit by a stronger force, it would explode instantly and cause untold destruction in the area,” Wilson Bwambale, coordinator of the organization, told the newspaper.
Bwambale said they would explode it in a cordoned off area.
The Ugandan military has fought two rebel insurgencies over the last two decades and mines and bombs still litter former battlefields around the country.
This is the second bomb that the Anti-Mine Network have found in a Ugandan school in the last six months. Another was found being used by children at lunchtime as a toy and put away in a storeroom during lessons.
Question: Don’t you think it was important that the general public who are not bomb experts also have some general knowledge of the characteristic of a bomb since it’s that dangerous?
Answer: Yes! In the same fashion, the general Christian public should also have some basic knowledge to be able to identify false teaching if they were to hear it. Just as there are indicators that suggest an explosive device that lead one to be on the alert, Christians should also be taught to be on the alert for certain buzz words, terminology, themes and emphasises of various cult groups, isms and worldviews out there. Having this basic knowledge can turn one radar’s on when one meet someone who say they are Christian and would like to share at your work bible study or campus fellowship group, etc.