In a series of twelve lessons, Christian Skits address science from the standpoint of Christian values. Is Sir Isaac Newton credited with discovering the theory of gravity or the law of gravity? What’s the difference between a theory and a law anyway? And where does a hypothesis fit in? Does God have theories? Or does God have laws?
Dr. Rubenstein, or “Dr. R.” as he is known to young Joey, explains the difference between hypotheses, theories, and laws. And then he and Joey explore the foundation of God’s Law, the Ten Commandments. There are only two parts (Dr. R. and Joey), so the skits are manageable for use in the classroom, home school, Sunday School or children’s church.
Skit 5 addresses the Ten Commandments, explains how Moses got them from God on Mt. Sinai, and teaches what each Commandment means. Joey realizes that no one could ever keep all the commandments all the time, and Dr. R. suggests that Jesus is the only one who can. In a follow-up activity, children can pray to ask God to forgive them of sin (disobedience) and to give them freedom from the law. As a part of the extended activities, the children review the Ten Commandments and then show how Jesus came to free us from the law.
The object of these lessons is to present science from a Christian standpoint, and to teach Biblical lessons from a scientific standpoint. The stories of the Bible are not myths – they are real – and it is proper and fitting that they be taught as such.