This week our government leaders stood on the U.S. House floor and reminded Americans of the critical importance of the Bible! Yes, you read that correctly. In spite of the repeated rhetoric and hostility toward anything related to our Judeo-Christian heritage, the Bible was honored as foundational to our form of government by Members of Congress. The evidence is overwhelming and irrefutable.
In 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt established National Bible Week to encourage Americans to look to the Bible as a source of hope and strength in the midst of the Second World War. Since then, every President has declared the week of Thanksgiving as National Bible Week.
To keep up the Congressional tradition, Congressman Doug Lamborn and several Congressional Prayer Caucus members hosted a special order commemorating National Bible Week, affirming our Judeo-Christian heritage and the Bible’s impact on the American way of life. You can watch the hour-long event by clicking here. States are also passing Resolutions to celebrate the Bible’s influence on America’s founding.
Following are a couple of excerpts from the special order:
Congressman Doug Lamborn: “This is an opportunity to celebrate the tremendous influence of the Bible on the freedoms we enjoy today in America. We are truly blessed to live in a nation where we are free to worship and read the Holy Scriptures without fear of persecution. There are many places in the world where such freedoms do not exist. Americans have the right under our wonderful system of government to respect and study the Bible, or any other system of belief they so choose, or even none at all. That is the beauty of the American way, and I believe it goes all the way back to the Bible.”
Congressman Glenn Grothman: “The Bible is particularly important to America. I don’t think you can understand either the Declaration of Independence or our Constitution without reading the Bible. You have to remember what America was like at its founding or probably at least the first 125 years after its founding. People learned to read by learning to read the Bible itself, or another book called the New England Primer which had many excerpts from the Bible in it, or McGuffey’s Fourth Reader which had 10 chapters which were solely parts of the Bible and also the Sermon on the Mount. The puritans of course were such an important factor in the founding of America and they encouraged everyone to read the Bible. In 1782, the United States Congress commemorated an American Bible… It’s kind of funny nowadays that they pretend there is a separation between church and state in America because John Jay who was the first Chief Justice of the United States was also the President of the American Bible Society. I could go on at length from early Supreme Court decisions in which they talked about the importance of God and made references to the Bible.”
Mainstream media won’t share this story – it’s up to us to take a bold stand for faith beside these courageous leaders. Forward this to your friends and family who will be encouraged to hear how our government leaders are working to keep faith in America.