Thursday, April 21, 2011

Anniversary Advisors Say King James Bible Deserves Congressional Recognition On 400th Anniversary

By Stephanie Samuel|Christian Post Reporter
Wed, Apr. 20 2011 08:00 PM EDT

The introduction of a U.S. House resolution to recognize the 400th anniversary of the Kings James Bible offers encouragement to celebration organizers who believe a word of gratitude is due the book that positively influenced American society.

As the May celebration of the KJV Bible draws closer, a resolution to recognize the anniversary of the commonly used translation has been sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives.

The resolution acknowledges that the King James translation has entered into the very culture of the United States through poetry, speeches and sermons. It also quotes political icon and former President Ronald Reagan who said of the King James Bible, “It is an incontrovertible fact that all the complex and horrendous questions confronting us at home and worldwide have their answer in that single book.”

The resolution concludes with the request that the 400th anniversary of the popular Bible and its influences be recognized, and that Congress express its gratitude.

Doug Levesque, president of the biblical think tank Bible Nation Society, is excited for the introduction of the resolution. “The King James Bible deserves to be recognized for its contribution to American society,” he commented. “It really has been the vehicle that formulated our language and programmed our thinking for centuries.”

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