National Bible Week on November, 2023: What is the history behind the 2011 National Bible Week in the Philippines? What are its message?
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The Bible and National Transformation
Throughout Philippine history, God’s Word has always been regarded as a powerful book that has had a transforming impact in our life as a nation. Containing timeless principles, the Bible’s message, when read, meditated on and obeyed can transform a country and its people for the better.
PBS has endeavored to introduce people to the transforming power of God’s Word through all means
possible. One such means is the celebration of the National Bible Week (NBW). The Philippines has been celebrating NBW and National Bible Sunday annually since former President Ferdinand E. Marcos signed Presidential Proclamation No. 2242 on October 27, 1979, recognizing the Bible “as an excellent source of principles for development of moral and personal discipline.”
The celebration every last week of January became official when President Corazon C. Aquino issued Proclamation No. 44 in 1986. Her proclamation was later affirmed by President Fidel V. Ramos in PP 1067 which espoused that “national attention be focused on the importance of reading and studying the Bible in molding the spiritual, moral, and social fiber of our citizenry.”
As more and more people read and study the Bible, the universal truths found in its pages will
empower them to live with hope and courage even during unpredictable and trying times.
Generating Critical Mass
Since the 1970s, the country has set aside one week every year to commemorate the importance of the Scriptures in nation building. Churches have come together in celebration through parades, motorcades and rallies proclaiming the yearly themes of the Bible Week. Sermons and homilies have focused on the Bible’s role in changing the people’s lives during the National Bible Sunday, which is the culminating event of the week. Young people have participated in Bible quizzes, concerts and other fun activities conducted by churches, schools and organizations. Media plugs,
streamers, posters and Scripture materials distributed free on the streets and other public places called attention to this significant event.
Rise to the Occasion
On January 24-30, 2011, with National Bible Sunday on the 30th. Join other Bible believers—
individuals, churches, organizations across the country in setting aside one week a year to recognize the importance of the Bible in our personal, corporate and national lives as well as to proclaim that God’s Word is the hope for national transformation and unity.
To know more about the National Bible Week or the Philippine Bible Society, you can call us at 526-7777 loc. 620 or visit www.bible.org.ph
How can Obama, who swears he's a Christian, celebrate Ramadan at the White House yet snub National Bible Week?
Obama swears by all his lies so that is just a given. He has done this before. Remember when he didn't show up for National Prayer Day as all President's have and then made sure he was at Islamic Prayer Day where he proceeded to recite the prayers and remove his shoes in Muslim fashion. Yeah, he's a Christian!! He is an apologist for America, an enforcer of rights for Muslims and has made a point of keeping anything having to do with Christianity out of the limelight. Yup, he states that America is no longer a Christian nation but he is wrong. He is the most arrogant, irresponsible, anti American (and anti anything which has values) that this Nation has ever seen. He needs to be booted at the earliest opportunity. (He sure can recite from the Koran with the proper accent and he does know the verses quite well; not so with the Bible. Doesn't that say something about him?)
Bible students, can you list the events that...........?
Ge 7:4 -
One week from today I will begin forty days and forty nights of rain. And I will wipe from the earth all the living things I have created."
Ge 7:12 -
The rain continued to fall for forty days and forty nights.
Ge 7:17 -
For forty days the floods prevailed, covering the ground and lifting the boat high above the earth.
Ge 8:6 -
After another forty days, Noah opened the window he had made in the boat
Ge 50:3 -
The embalming process took forty days, and there was a period of national mourning for seventy days.
Ex 24:18 -
Then Moses disappeared into the cloud as he climbed higher up the mountain. He stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights.
Ex 34:28 -
Moses was up on the mountain with the LORD forty days and forty nights. In all that time he neither ate nor drank. At that time he wrote the terms of the covenant – the Ten Commandments – on the stone tablets.
Nu 13:25 -
After exploring the land for forty days, the men returned
Nu 14:34 -
"'Because the men who explored the land were there for forty days, you must wander in the wilderness for forty years – a year for each day, suffering the consequences of your sins. You will discover what it is like to have me for an enemy.'
De 9:9 -
That was when I was on the mountain receiving the tablets of stone inscribed with the covenant that the LORD had made with you. I was there for forty days and forty nights, and all that time I ate nothing and drank no water.
De 9:11 -
"At the end of the forty days and nights, the LORD handed me the two stone tablets with the covenant inscribed on them.
De 9:18 -
Then for forty days and nights I lay prostrate before the LORD, neither eating bread nor drinking water. I did this because you had sinned by doing what the LORD hated, thus making him very angry.
De 9:25 -
"That is why I fell down and lay before the LORD for forty days and nights when he was ready to destroy you.
De 10:10 -
"As I said before, I stayed on the mountain in the LORD's presence for forty days and nights, as I had done the first time. And once again the LORD yielded to my pleas and didn't destroy you.
1Sa 17:16 -
For forty days, twice a day, morning and evening, the Philistine giant strutted in front of the Israelite army.
1Ki 19:8 -
So he got up and ate and drank, and the food gave him enough strength to travel forty days and forty nights to Mount Sinai, the mountain of God.
Jon 3:4 -
On the day Jonah entered the city, he shouted to the crowds: "Forty days from now Nineveh will be destroyed!"
Mt 4:2 -
For forty days and forty nights he ate nothing and became very hungry.
Mr 1:13 -
He was there for forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was out among the wild animals, and angels took care of him.
Lu 4:2 -
where the Devil tempted him for forty days. He ate nothing all that time and was very hungry.
Joh 2:20 -
"What!" they exclaimed. "It took forty-six years to build this Temple, and you can do it in three days?"
Ac 1:3 -
During the forty days after his crucifixion, he appeared to the apostles from time to time and proved to them in many ways that he was actually alive. On these occasions he talked to them about the Kingdom of God.