Bible ministry groups across the country are asking people to read or promote scripture publicly or online at noon on Nov.24 in what's been dubbed the first International Day of the Bible.
"This is a very simple act of faithfulness and honor to God about His word," Richard Glickstein, president of the National Bible Association, told The Christian Post. "God's word is meant to encourage us and bring us personal hope, but it is also meant to bring us together to realize that this is such a great gift ... and trust that He can change our world through it. The words of God changed my life and continues to. It's not our event, we hope it's an event for the body of Christ and those who love God, come together and thank Him."
The day is being sponsored by the National Bible Association along with support from the American Bible Society and the YouVersion Bible app.
"We're thrilled with the reception to the launch of International Day of the Bible so far and are encouraging everyone from faith groups to performing artists as well as business, sports, community and religious leaders to participate and share their appreciation via social media or in public at noon in their local time zones," said Glickstein. "Honoring God's Word and asking Him to bless our nations and bring peace to the world is particularly apt in this period of great turmoil."
Organizers are encouraging people to use the hashtag #BibleCelebration for posting online comments, videos, photos and creative expressions.
Publication date: November 7, 2014
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