As I have grown up, I have realized that there are many ideas that I learned in Sunday School (or maybe they were just passed along to me from other Christians) which are simply not Biblical. I am not saying that anyone lied to me. They just tried to teach me things that they thought the Bible said. I think we have all had this experience on some level.
I would love for us to discuss some of the things that we have heard the Bible says, but are really not there. Here are a few . . .
- Angels never sing in the Bible
- There is no Inn Keeper mentioned in the account of Jesus birth
- The Bible does not tell us how many wise men–could be two, could be 100
- Noah took more than two of each animal
- The Bible does not say that Satan was the worship leader in Heaven
- The Bible never states that a third of the angels went with Satan to rebel against God
- People don’t become angels after they die
- The Bible never tells us that the serpent who tempted Eve was Satan, only that a serpent spoke to her
- The Bible never says that Adam and Eve’s spirits died when they disobeyed God
- The Bible never says that Revelation is about the end of the world
- Dominion of the Earth was never given to Satan
- God does not look like an old man with a white beard