National Bible Week Commemorates 75th Anniversary with Special Reading of the Bible on Floor of the US House of Representatives
National Bible Association with Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO) bring the Bible to Washington
Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of National Bible Week, a bi-partisan event was held on the floor of the US House of Representatives this week and included readings from the Bible.
Led by U.S. Congressmen, Doug Lamborn of Colorado Spring, CO., the event was held Tuesday with readings from the Scripture.
Members of the House of Representatives led by U.S. Congressmen, Doug Lamborn of Colorado Spring, CO., we're invited to attend this special event to honor God's word and its influence on our nation and importance in all free nations. The event was organized in partnership with National Bible Association.
CBN news reports,
"Reading from Psalms 1, Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Mich., said, "How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord and in His law he meditates day and night."
Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., sponsored Tuesday evening event and talked about how revered the Word of God has been throughout American history.
"President Abraham Lincoln once said of the Bible, 'In regard to this great book I have but to say it is the best gift God has given to man," he said"
Rep. Jody Hice also took to the House floor, saying, "Mr. Speaker, this Bible -- it speaks to the greatness of God."
The National Bible Association is a non-profit, educational association operating in the public square that provides a platform for our Nation's Leaders to encourage people to read the Bible. The National Bible Association was created in 1940 by a group of business and professional leaders in New York City. Their purpose was to find hope for America while war raged in Europe.
Today, the strength of National Bible continues as an association of dedicated members who encourage Bible reading locally, through events and special projects, and nationally, through media campaigns. This is done primarily through our three main program areas: International Bible Week (previously National Bible Week), Media & Literature, and Awards and Recognition. Our goal is to encourage everyone to read the Bible and raise awareness of the Bible's importance and relevance to our nation as a whole, as well as in the lives of individuals.