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The divine assistance the Holy Spirit gave the authors of the books of the Bible so the authors could write in human words the salvation message GOd wanted to communicate
2 Components to Divine Inspiration
- 1. God is the ultimate author of the Bible
- 2. The people who wrote the books of the Bible made full use of their faculties and powers to write what God wanted and no more.
Scripture (the Bible) is
Trustworthy and true, untainted by anything false, erroneous or deceptive.
Who is the ultimate Author of the Bible
Because God is the author than
Saying the Bible has an error is like saying God has an error.
- God himself who came to earth
- He's God's last word.
- By listening to him we'll know what we need to do for salvation
Jesus was God's last words, so
He told us everything and God no longer has anything to say to us.
God's words are different
God's words become flesh
The Canon of the Bible
The list of inspired books/writings that are recognized and received by the Church that make up the Bible
Magestierium at the Council of Trent
Where the offical canon of the Bible was decided
the driving force of the Council of Trent's decision to chose the specific books of the bible that the church would use.
Old testament Canons
- The Pentateuch
- Historical Books
- Wisdom Books
- The Prophets
The Torah. The first five books of the Bible with an unbroken story line going from Creation to Israel entering Canaan
Gives practical advice on a well lived life. Important distingusihing factor of these books: they declare "Fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge."
Focuses on the works of the the Prohets who were designated by God to speak for God to the people
New testament Canons
- Acts of the Apostiles
- Pauline Letters
- Catholic Letters
Meaning 'good news'. It is four different accounts of the same story; Jesus
Acts of the Apostiles
A continuation of the gospel of St. Luke, covering the history of when Paul went to Rome to preach. It mainly covers the Holy Spirit in the church
Letters written by Paul to specific church communities
Like pauline, but by anyone adn they addressed the universal church
The drama of history's final days with its clead focus on Jesus Christ as the Lamb