Boxing great and now Philippine Senator Filipino Senator Manny Pacquiao has spoken at National Bible Week of his faith in God.

Pacquiao, the Filipino professional boxer and politician currently serving as a Senator of the Philippines, is regarded by many boxing historians as one of the greatest professional boxers of all time.

He spoke to a crowd in the Philippines of the importance in Jesus. “People around the world are seeking happiness in their lives,” he said. “Seeking enjoyment. They want to get rich because they think they will be happy. But the truth, brothers and sisters, is that true happiness and security is in God’s hands. Amen.

“When you have Jesus in your life, you will understand true happiness.“

Evangelist Ravi Zacharias was also in attendance. “A joy to minister alongside @MannyPacquiao here in Manila,” he commented on Twitter. “An 8 Division Boxing Champion, a Senator of the Philippines, and most importantly an Ambassador for our Lord.

“I sure am glad he’s on our side!”

Pacquiao emphasized the importance of reading the Bible, commenting, “Read the Bible because it will lead you to all truth. The Bible is the manual to life.”

It is also reported that 100,000 Bibles were printed for this event to be given away.

The event is an important one, as research has shown that the extended time people are spending on social media is having an impact on the amount of time being spent reading the Bible.

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