June 18, 2024

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How can we tell what belongs to the true faith?

We find the true faith in Sacred Scripture and in the living Tradition of the Church. The New Testament developed out of the faith of the Church. Scripture and Tradition belong together. Handing on the faith does not occur primarily through documents. In the early Church it was said that Sacred Scripture was “written on… Continue reading How can we tell what belongs to the true faith?

How can Sacred Scripture be “truth” if not everything in it is right?

The Bible is not meant to convey precise historical information or scientific findings to us. Moreover, the authors were children of their time. They shared the cultural ideas of the world around them and often were also dominated by its errors. Nevertheless, everything that man must know about God and the way of his salvation… Continue reading How can Sacred Scripture be “truth” if not everything in it is right?

Is Sacred Scripture true?

“The books of Scripture firmly, faithfully, and without error teach [the] truth. . . . Written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, they have God as their author” (Second Vatican Council, DV 11). The Bible did not fall from heaven in its final form, nor did God dictate it to human scribes who copied… Continue reading Is Sacred Scripture true?