"The Christianity of history is not Protestantism. If ever there were a safe truth it is this, and Protestantism has ever felt it so; to be deep in history is to cease to be a Protestant." (-John Henry Newman, An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine).

"Where the bishop is, there let the people gather; just as where ever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church". -St. Ignatius of Antioch (ca 110 AD)a martyr later thrown to the lions, wrote to a church in Asia Minor. Antioch was also where the term "Christian" was first used.

“But if I should be delayed, you should know how to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth.” 1 Timothy 3:15

"This is the sole Church of Christ, which in the Creed we profess to be one, holy, catholic and apostolic." -CCC 811

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

What is the relationship of Catholics with the Bible?

The Church existed before the Bible. The Catholic Church, founded by Jesus Christ, was teaching and preaching the word of God for many years before a word of the New Testament was written and for the greater part of a century before it was completed.

The truths enunciated by her divine founder were deep in her heart and fresh in her memory; she was busily engaged in imparting these orally to mankind. Christ wrote nothing; neither did He command the apostles to write. He commissioned them to teach His doctrines to all mankind.

"Go ye into the whole world", He said, "and preach the gospel to every creature". The apostles fulfilled the command of Christ by their oral preaching. Peter, Matthew, John, James and Jude, supplemented their preaching by writing.

It is well to remember, however, that the Church was a going concern, a functioning institution, teaching, preaching, administering the sacraments, saving souls, before the New Testament saw the light of day.

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH: THE MOTHER OF THE BIBLE

The Catholic Church is not the child of the Bible, as many non-Catholics imagine, but its mother. The canon or list of books which make up the Old and New Testaments was determined by Catholic Church. The declaration of the Catholic Church that the books of both the Old and the New Testaments are all inspired by God constitutes the sole authority for the universal belief of both Catholics and Protestants in their inspired character.

The Catholic Church is the mother of the New Testament. It was written in its entirety by Catholics. If she had not scrutinized carefully the writings of her children, rejecting some and approving others as worthy of inclusion in the canon of the New Testament, there would be no New Testament today. If she had not declared the books composing the New Testament to be the inspired word of God, we would not know it.

With the possible exception of St. John, none of the apostles ever saw all the writings which now make up the New Testament. If the Church had not preserved the Bible, shielding it from the attacks of barbarians, copying it in her monasteries throughout the long centuries before the art of printing was invented, the modern world would be without the Bible.

The Catholic Church derives neither her existence nor her teaching authority from the Bible. She had both before the New Testament was born; she secured her being, her teachings, her authority directly from Jesus Christ. That "the Bible alone privately interpreted is the sole rule of faith" is something not found in the Bible itself. It would exclude from Christianity the countless millions who have not been able to read... Read more...

4 comments:

  1. Catholic Church-Mother of the Bible. Isang kabalintunaan na sabihin ito. Nasa BIBLIYA ba lahat ng mga ipinatutupad sa IGLESIA KATOLIKA o nagmula sa mga PAGANO?

    Basahin natin:

    Galacia 1:8
    8Datapuwa't kahima't kami, o isang anghel na mula sa langit, ang mangaral sa inyo ng anomang evangelio na iba sa aming ipinangangaral sa inyo, ay matakuwil.

    Galacia 1:9
    9Ayon sa aming sinabi nang una, ay muling gayon ang aking sinasabi ngayon, Kung ang sinoman ay mangaral sa inyo ng anomang evangelio na iba kay sa inyong tinanggap na, ay matakuwil.

    Itinuro ba ni Jesus ang pagagawa ng rebulto? Rosaryo? Pasko? Exchange gift? kandila? binyag? ipagdasal ang mga taong namatay na? misa? paulit ulit na dasal? di pag aasawa? pagbabawal ng karne upang kanin? krus? sign of the cross? trinity? si maria daw ay dios, ina ng dios, esposa ng dios, at marami pang iba? NASA BIBLIYA BA ITO? ITINURO BA ITO NG MGA APOSTOL NI CRISTO? SABI NYO KASI CATHOLIC CHURCH-MOTHER OF THE BIBLE.

    PAKISAGOT NAMAN PO. COOL lang po kayo ha?

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    1. Mr.catholic defender ano pa bang maisasagot nyo sa tanong ko e2 po ang tanong ko
      "Aba po, Santa Mariang Hari, Ina ng Awa," bakit po hari?

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    2. Basahin niyo na lamang po ang paliwanag ni Atty. Marwil Llasos, OP ABA, GINOONG MARIA! ABA PO, SANTA MARIANG HARI!

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    3. Itinuro ba ni Hesus ang pagsulat ng Biblia? Eh ang pagbitbit ng Biblia? O ang pagtawag sa Biblia na Biblia?

      Iniiutos ba ni Jesus ang pagkakaroon ng iba pang Iglesia sa Pinas? May nakasulat ba sa Biblia na matatalikod ang BUONG IGLESIA? Iglesia ba ang matatalikod o tao ang tatalikod?

      Si Felix nasa Bible ba? Ang pangalan mo? Ang kaligtasan mo?

      Maraming tanong na “NAKASULAT BA SA BIBLIA?” etc. etc..

      Ang ibig natin sabihin sa ‘MOTHER OF THE BIBLE’ sapagkat GALING PO SA KATOLIKO ang pagkakaroon ng Biblia. Ang complete TABLE OF CONTENT po ay hindi nakasulat sa Biblia kundi ito ay napagdesisyunan ng Iglesia Katolika noong taong 382 AD da Council of Rome.

      Wala pa po ang mga ninuno niyiong mga Protestante. Sumulpot lamang po sila noong 1,500 years later.. layo no?

      So sa unang isang libo’t limang daan (1,500 years) ng Iglesia ni Cristo, walang NAGTATANONG tungkol sa purgatoryo, ama namin, aba ginoong maria, pasko, images, misa, celibacy, Mary Mother of God, Fasting, Abstinence, Lenten observations, pag-antada ng krus, Banal na Trinidad…

      So libong taon po itong paniwala.. Protestante po ang nag-umpisa.

      Ilang taon na po ba ang Iglesia Protestante? Halos 600 years pa lamang po?

      Ang INC ni Manalo, naku halos 100 years pa lang po…

      Ang Iglesia Katolika po? Mahigit 2,000 years na po. Kung gusto mong sukatin, hayun po nakasulat sa KALENDARYO niio sa bahay… 2014… 2,014 na po katagal ang Iglesia Katolika.

      At di mo ba napapansin sa iyong mga Ministro at Pastor? Bagamat IISANG BIBLIA ang gamit daw nila pero WATAK-WATAK sila sa kanilang opiniyon? Ganyan ba ang gamit ng Biblia?

      Samantalang sa Iglesia Katolika, nagbubuklod po kami dahil sa BANAL na SALITA at mga Sacramento. Kami po ang pinakamalaking bilang ng mga mananampalataya sa buong mundo. 1.2 bilion po kami, bale 1 sa bawat anim na tao ay mga Katoliko.

      Yan po ang kaisahan ng TUNAY na IGLESIA.. Ang mga tao ay NAHAHALINA sa LIWANAG nito. Halina sa tunay.

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