Bible study hopes to shed new light on Christianity – The Sunflower


Christianity can be a subject that people do not associate with science and history.

The Seven Thunder Bible Study Club tries to bridge the gap between science, history, and the Bible.

Members of the club, like senior club president Juan Chandler, tried to strike up a conversation on campus to try and introduce people to the truth they believe to be in the Bible.

“I think conversations like these are very important. A lot of people are prejudiced against the church, ”said Margie Garcia, a young senior nurse.

The club is part of the International University Bible Association, or IUBA, and through Seven Thunder, they try to promote a sense of oneness through conversations and community work.

The club meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m., but you can usually find club members on campus talking to students about the Bible.

“A lot of people don’t believe in the Bible or don’t even trust or have faith in the Bible,” Chandler said.

Chandler said he was eager to expand his club, but more importantly to spread the message of the Bible.

“Through science and history, we try to show people that the Bible is 100% fact,” Chandler said.

The club believes the Bible supports many things that are stereotyped as going against its overall message.

Chandler understands that there are many opinions and beliefs about how science makes the Bible obsolete, but he thinks this is really just a misunderstanding.

“It’s a misconception,” Chandler said. “Everyone thinks that science and the Bible are in conflict, but in reality they go hand in hand. “

Seven Thunder claims that things like evolution, the water cycle, and even the Northern Lights are supported in the Bible.

“There’s a lot of evidence,” Chandler said.

Some students believe the same and think because of the misconception that their intelligence can be questioned.

“A lot of people think that just because we believe in God, we don’t believe in scientific reasoning,” Garcia said.

The club doesn’t spend all of its time talking to students. Club guest speaker Murrey Whitaker takes great pride in the community work she does.

The club participated in a school supply drive during the fall 2019 semester for refugee and immigrant students in the Wichita Public School District.

“We have received a lot of donations from WSU students,” Chandler said.

Whitaker also mentioned that the club signed posters and brought donuts to the WSU campus police.

“If you think about it, there’s a lot of negative publicity about the police, but you also have to think about how these are individuals putting their lives on the line to make sure we’re safe,” Whitaker said. “Even though they have a duty to serve and protect us… who serves them?” “

The club wants students to know that they are there to help dispel any misconceptions students may have about themselves or the Bible and that they want this conversation.


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