Bible Deserves Honoring For Its Influence

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Honoring the Bible is appropriate. Let me tell you why.

The preponderance of historical fact regarding the engine-driving characteristics of the Bible over Western civilization is overwhelming. Thus, to acknowledge the significance of the inspiration of the Bible in our history is certainly in order in fields such as: education (establishing Ivy League universities as an example), medicine, the sciences, social institutions, and the list goes on, relating to the foundational impact on all of these areas.

In order for one not to acknowledge the impact of the Bible on our culture, the arts, music, and theater, one must of necessity misrepresent and alter the actual facts of history in order to usher in their particular perspective.

Daniel Webster once commented, "Our ancestors established their system of government on morality and religious sentiment. Moral habits, they believed, cannot safely be trusted on any other foundation than religious principle, nor any government be secure which is not supported by moral habits." Anyone who has been in Washington, D.C. cannot help but observe the innumerable acknowledgments pertaining to this great nation being, in fact, under the providence of Almighty God. These acknowledgments are obviously a derivative from the great truths contained within the Holy Bible.

Katharine Lee Bates wrote "America the Beautiful," containing the following words: "...America! America! God shed His grace on thee and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea." And this country has been enormously blessed because of honoring the God of the Holy Bible.

In conclusion, the reason we should have a period for honoring the Holy Bible, is due to the fact that no other "Book" has had the profound impact upon as many people in the world, as the contents and material contained within this "Book." And, it continues to usher relevance and meaning into billions of people's lives around the globe. Yes, we should honor this great eternal "Book" with a week of recognition.

Tom R. Huffman
Payson

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