Matthew 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
The new Bible museum scheduled to open in Washington, D.C. in 2017 is scheduled to begin construction next month.
The museum, which will feature many ancient Bibles and manuscripts owned by the Green family who owns the Hobby Lobby chain, will be located on D Street SW. The building is two blocks away from the Capitol building.
“Our intent is for this museum to showcase both the Old and New Testaments, arguably the world’s most significant pieces of literature, through a non-sectarian, scholarly approach that makes the history, scholarship and impact of the Bible on virtually every facet of society accessible to everyone,” said Museum of the Bible spokesperson Mark DeMoss.
The Green family hopes the location of the museum near the Capitol will help the legislators remember the foundation of the nation comes from Biblical principles.
Steve Green also hopes the museum will help Biblical illiteracy.
“We have probably the most ignorant population we’ve ever had in our society [about the Bible] because it’s been taken out of our schools,” he told the Baptist Press. “We want to be able to, in a simple way, explain to them, ‘Here’s what the Bible is.’ Ultimately, it’s about the fact that we are sinners, we need a Savior and Christ was that. And He came to die for us that we might have life.”