Along with over 20,000 people the Prime Minister writes New Testament

Along with over 20,000 people the Prime Minister writes New Testament

 

 

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has written his chosen two verses from the book of Philippians for The People’s Bible project.

The Prime Minster chose his verses from Philippians 4: 8-9

‘Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.’

David Cameron wrote his verses at Downing Street with Bible Society Group Chief Executive, James Catford, as part of the People’s Bible project.

Commenting, the Prime Minister said, 'I am delighted to be able to contribute to this exciting project – one that has enthused so many thousands of people right across Britain.

'The King James Bible is a book that has not just shaped our own country, but shaped the world. While it is important to understanding our past, it will continue to have a profound impact in shaping our collective future, so to be able to join others in contributing to an online edition that will be easily accessible for all time is very special indeed.'

The People’s Bible was launched to mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.

20,000 people across the country have already written out two verses of the Bible onto paper with a digital pen. This pen connects to www.thepeoplesbible.org website and within 1 minute those actual handwritten verses will be visible there.

This means people in towns and cities across Great Britain will have taken up the challenge to ‘make your mark in history,’ by contributing to the first ever digital handwritten Bible – which will remain on the internet for perpetuity.

The project was launched 19th June, at Edinburgh Castle - the anniversary of the birth of King James VI of Scotland, at the castle, in 1566. 

The tour has already travelled all over Great Britain - including the Orkney Islands, Witney, Devon, Whitby, London, Glasgow, Swansea and Wrexham.

HRH The Prince of Wales has written the first two verses of the Bible, other celebrity backers include the actors Prunella Scales, Timothy West, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams; BBC broadcaster, Jeremy Vine, author/broadcaster Gyles Brandreth and the comedian, Frank Skinner.

Picture credit: Bible Society, Clare Kendall

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