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Latest News about the King James Bible and its 400 Year Anniversary
April 12, 2011
The United States House of Representatives on released a document acknowledging the King James Bible 400 year anniversary, which made the following qualifying statements:
- King James Version of the Bible was the first English language Bible to be published in the United States;
- King James Bible, also called the Authorized Version, has made a unique contribution in shaping the English language, including hundreds of common everyday expressions;
- The language of the King James Bible has entered into the very culture of the United States through a myriad of poetry, speeches, sermons, music, songs, and literature;
- The teachings of the Scriptures, particularly read from the King James Scriptures, have inspired concepts of civil government contained in our founding documents, and subsequent laws;
- Public officials on all levels of governments, including presidents, have taken their oath of office with the King James Bible;
- Many national leaders, have paid tribute to the surpassing influence of the Bible in the United States development, among them the words of Democratic President Andrew Jackson, calling it `the rock upon which our republic rests';
- Republican President Ronald Reagan also said of the King James Bible, `Indeed, 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';
- In the history of the United States, the King James Bible has played a significant role in the education of countless individuals, families, and societies;
- King James Bible, the most printed and widely distributed work in history, is now in its 400th year of publication;
- In 2011, the 400th anniversary of publishing the King James Bible will be celebrated in churches, public events, and conferences with further research, discussions, speeches, and sermons;
- King James Bible's relevance and contributions continue to formatively influence the United States.
Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), that Congress--
(1) recognizes the 400th anniversary of the Authorized King James Version of the Bible being published;
(2) recognizes its lasting influence on countless families, individuals, and institutions in the United States; and
(3) expresses its gratitude for the influence it has bestowed upon the United States.
May 2 - 3, 2011
2011 King James Bible Expo, Washington D.C. Reflection pool - more info: kingjames400.com
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