John Chrysostom on Biblical Literacy – I wonder what he would say to the church today?

Today we have a word from John Chrysostom on the sad state Catechesis in the Church in his day (c. 347-407):

“If you ask [Christians] who is Amos or Obadiah, how many apostles there were or prophets, they stand mute; but if you ask them about the horses or drivers, they answer with more solemnity than sophists or rhetors”

I wonder what he would say to the church today?

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