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Bible Honored This Week on Capitol Hill
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
"Probably only a third of us are reading the Bible regularly. So it's
important to stop and remember: This is a gift. People in the Soviet Union
that I worked with didn't have Bibles. They had to meet in the forests or in
secret gatherings. They would share the Word that way." -National Bible
Association President Richard Glickstein.
News] In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of National Bible Week
(Nov. 13-19), several lawmakers shared some of their favorite Scriptures and
talked about the Word of God on the floor of the House of Representatives.
(Screengrab via CBN News)
Reading from Psalms 1, Rep. Tim Walberg, R-MI, 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-CO, sponsored the 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
Just before the Bible readings began, the National Bible
Association President Richard Glickstein told CBN News, Americans need to
be reminded the Bible is there and it matters.
"Probably only a third of us are reading the Bible regularly," Glickstein
explained. "So it's important to stop and remember: This is a gift. People in
the Soviet Union that I worked with didn't have Bibles. They had to meet in the
forests or in secret gatherings. They would share the Word that way."
Rep. Virginia Foxx agreed, saying the Bible "offers up hope when
circumstances are dire and is a source of strength."
organizers and participants, National Bible Week isn't just a ceremony or
event. It's a solid nationwide reminder that the Bible is important and
life-changing. As the Gospel of John says, "In the beginning was the Word, and
the Word was with God, and the Word was God."