ABOUT THE PHILIPPINE BIBLE SOCIETY
120 YEARS OF MAKING THE BIBLE KNOWN
Our Unwavering Commitment
Through the years, the Philippine Bible Society’s commitment has not changed nor waned one bit. We remain committed to making the Bible known to every Filipino and to providing each one with opportunities to encounter God in His Word. We believe that national transformation can only take effect when the inner man is transformed by the beautiful message and saving truth found in the Scriptures.
As our forebears envisioned, we continuously strive to produce translations of the Bible that are not only faithful to the original biblical languages but are also published in languages that our people understand. It is our prayer that our fellow countrymen get to read the Bible in the language closest to their hearts. As there are still Philippine languages without translations of the Scriptures, we commit ourselves to exploring more avenues to ensure that all Filipinos have easy access to God’s amazing Word.
We work hand in hand with our dear ministry partners to effectively and meaningfully distribute the Bible in formats that meet the needs of the Filipino people. Whether print, audio, visual, or digital in format, we hope that people will develop a deeper appreciation and reverence for the Bible. Praise the Lord for He continues to be faithful and His Word remains unchanging.
As a non-stock and non-profit interconfessional organization, we also place much importance on making our PBS-published Bibles and Scripture materials affordable. In this way, more people can have Bibles of their own! Our efforts to make these Scripture materials as affordable as possible for our countrymen all stem from our desire to glorify the Lord and give thanks to Him for His goodness. His love for us simply abounds and overflows; we want others to experience this same joy.
Many nearby cities and far away provinces have been covered since our founding anniversary in 1899, but there are still several areas that we have yet to reach. So, we must not grow tired or weary. New generations mean new challenges; new situations call for new solutions. At the end of the day, one fact remains: the Word of God is what will transform and unite our nation.
Let us continue to work together to make the Bible known! There is strength in numbers and we need one another to complete our mission for God’s greater glory.
“I, the Lord, have called you and given you power
to see that justice is done on earth.
Through you I will make a covenant with all peoples;
through you I will bring light to the nations.”
Isaiah 42:6, Good News Translation (GNT)
Dr. Nora G. Lucero
Philippine Bible Society
“A Transformed Filipino People through God’s Word”
The Bible is the guide to life for all Filipinos and in every Filipino home so that lives are transformed resulting in:
- National righteousness
- Economic sufficiency
- Social peace
- Public justice
- God-fearing citizenry
“Making the Bible Known”
We translate, produce, distribute, promote, and fundraise for the Holy Scriptures and help people engage with God’s Word.
We make them available in translations faithful to the original languages, in formats that meet people’s needs, and at affordable prices.
Faith in the triune God and obedience to God’s Word
(Matthew 28:19-20; Psalm 119:7-8; 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Obedience to the law of the land
(1 Peter 2:13-17)
Respect for all people
(Romans 12:10, 15-16, 18)
Commitment to inter-confessional relationships
Excellence and integrity
(Philippians 4:8; Proverbs 4:24-26)