2004 is the year of the Bible in the Middle East

By January 19, 2004

Middle East (MNN/SAT-7) — The Bible Societies of Jordan, Lebanon, the Gulf, and others in the Arab World are calling 2004 “The Year of the Bible.” These groups, along with national churches and Christian ministries like SAT-7, Christian television for the Middle East and North Africa, are coming together to promote the Bible throughout the region.

“We want to tell the people of the Middle East and North Africa that the Bible is our common heritage. The Bible came from this part of the world, not from New York,” says Rev Lucian Accad of the Bible Society of Lebanon.

SAT-7 and other groups are coordinating their respective campaigns to help show the relevance of God’s Word in our daily lives.

SAT-7 CEO Terry Ascott says he’s excited about the project, “The main purpose of the campaign is to make it easier for people to obtain and read the Bible, so that they will be strengthened in their Christian faith and witness for Christ.”

Among the many SAT-7 programs that will underline this message is the new series “Understanding God’s Word”, which begins soon. They will also air a number of new programs, including longer scripture readings and interviews with church leaders that tie into the campaign.

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