November 21-28 has been declared National Bible Week, by the National Bible Association, who’s goal is to raise awareness of the Bible’s importance and relevance to our nation as a whole, as well as in the lives of individuals. Every year since 1941, National Bible Week has been celebrated during the week of Thanksgiving.
Many wise and powerful men have attested to the Bible’s value.
George Washington said: “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.”
Abraham Lincoln said: “I believe the Bible is the best gift God has even given to man. All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to us through this book.”
W.E. Gladstone said: “I have known ninety-five of the world’s great men in my time, and of those, eighty-seven were followers of the Bible. The Bible is stamped with a “specialty of Origin”, and an immeasurable distance separates it from all competitors.”
Napoleon said: “The Bible is no mere book, but a Living Creature, with a power that conquers all who appose it.”
Daniel Webster said: “If there is anything in my thoughts or style to commend, the credit is due to my parents for instilling in me an early love of the Scriptures. If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper; but if we and our posterity neglect its instructions and authority no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in propound obscurity.”
Immanuel Kane said: “The existence of the Bible as a book for the people, is the greatest benefit which the human race has ever experienced. Every attempt to belittle it is a crime against humanity.”
Sir Isaac Newton said: “There are more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible than in any profane history.”
John Quincy Adams said: “So great is my veneration for the Bible that the earlier my children begin to read it the more confident will be my hope that they will prove useful citizens of their country and respectable members of society. I have for many years made it a practice to read through the Bible once a year.”
W.H. Seward said: “The whole hope of human progress is suspended on the ever growing influence of the Bible.”
Patrick Henry said: “The Bible is worth all other books which have ever been printed.”
U.S. Grant said: “The Bible is the sheet-anchor of our liberties”.
Charles Dickens said: “The New Testament is the very best book that ever was or ever will be known in the world.”
Horace Greeley said: It is impossible to enslave mentally or socially a Bible-reading people. The principles of the Bible are the groundwork of human freedom.
Andrew Jackson said: “That book, sir, is the rock on which our republic rests.”
If the ancient Scriptures are what they claim to be, then the Bible is much more than a historical document or a collection of prose, and studying its content will not only unveil and reveal the Divine Author, but have eternal repercussions for the serious seeker
See by the same author:
NATIONAL BIBLE WEEK and the Origin of the Scriptures
NATIONAL BIBLE WEEK – Scientific facts found in the Bible