A video of a little boy showing off his impressive ability to memorize Bible verses is once again going viral.
Tanner Hemness wowed the internet back in 2016 when he offered up an A to Z list of scriptures that tackled a variety of subject matter; he was just 4-years-old at the time.
Now, his amazing video is once again going viral.
But before we get into the incredible back story, check out the impressive clip that shows his stunning Bible skills below:
How’s that for Bible knowledge? Taylor Hemness, Tanner’s dad, told Bible Gateway the entire back story surrounding how — and why — his little boy decided to memorize these powerful, biblical truths:
Last spring, our youth minister at Glenwood Church of Christ in Tyler, Texas, challenged families to learn a Bible verse for every letter of the alphabet. At the time, Tanner was 3-and-a-half, so I started to tune out.
But the minister encouraged parents of young children to try it too, because “we’d be amazed by what they’re able to retain.”
I thought it was worth a try, but honestly didn’t believe that he’d be able to do it. That thought was only strengthened when I saw the list of verses the church provided to us. “Jesus wept” isn’t on the list! I wasn’t even sure they were all from the same translation.
In the end, though, Tanner was more than able to remember the verses. In fact, it took just days for the kid to get through the A to Z list of scripture and to commit it all to memory.
Video of the Tanner reciting the scriptures attracted millions of views back in 2016 and has since continued to spark intrigue. Read more about the back story.