Taking scripture at face value is the same as believing that challenging the scripture for some truth will only weaken it. But if the scripture is so weak that it can’t withstand a few legitimate questions, then can it truly be of God?
It happens more often than you think, where core classes are staffed with rotating substitutes for weeks, months at a time, and students just give up. They don’t try. The books are there, there are lessons on YouTube, entire classes on KhanAcademy, and so on. Yet instead of using these resources to learn the material, they most often see it as a free pass to goof around and do nothing, then offer up the excuse, “we didn’t have a teacher.”