Congressional Resolution on the King James Bible
April 25, 2011
WASHINGTON, (christiansunite.com) -- The 'Old King James' is turning 400 years old in May of this year. This popular translation of the Bible has endured for centuries now and is still gaining strength. A national expo will be held in the Nation's Capitol on May 2-3, 2011 to honor the influential book that some believe to be the Word of God to the English speaking world. A concurrent resolution has been entered into the House of Representatives by the bipartisan team of Republican Representative Aderholt, from Alabama, and Democrat Representative Rahall, from West Virginia.
"The King James Bible deserves to be recognized for its contribution to American society," says Doug Levesque, of the Bible Nation Society, a sponsor of the event. "It really has been the vehicle that formulated our language and programmed our thinking for centuries. There is no equivalent piece of English literature."
This particular translation of Scripture is the best selling, most purchased, and most distributed book of all time. All but one President of the United States, Franklin Pierce, is believed to have placed his hand on this version of the Bible while taking the oath of office. Its well known prose has instilled itself into the every day vernacular even in the 21st century.
An excerpt of the resolution reads:
Whereas 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";
Whereas 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";
The entire resolution and information about the King James Bible Expo can be found at KingJames400.com. The Resolution will be read on May 3 from the Capitol Building at a rally at 5 p.m., along with an historical ceremony. This event is free and open to the public.