- High Illiteracy Rates In The Early Church:
*Scripture can be taught orally by those who are literate.
*Scripture can still be memorized or recited from memory.
*Scripture can still be studied, though it may take more time to grasp the meaning behind certain passages of Scripture.
*The Scriptures were read in the Synagogues and churches. In fact, the heretics of the early church would use Scripture to engage Christians.
-The fact that persecution of Christians in the early church was problematic for the spread of the gospel did not reduce the importance of the unconverted hearing that message. In similar fashion, illiteracy rates would indeed be a problem for the study of Scripture. But at the same time, that point does nothing to lessen the authority of Scripture.
-If the Lord Jesus Christ passed on infallible, extra-biblical oral traditions that were meant to be heard by the layman, then what about the people who are deaf? If illiteracy rates disqualify Scripture from functioning as the only infallible rule of faith, then is the Roman Catholic "three-legged stool" disqualified because deaf people cannot hear oral teaching?
- Concerning Malnutrition In The Early Church:
- The Invention Of The Gutenberg Printing Press In 1436: