The bible

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Study Questions
Chapter 1

1) Name the two original sources for Catholic teaching
Sacred Scripture and Tradition

2) What is the Bible?
It is the collection of all the canonical books.The Bible is divided into two parts: the Old Testament, made up of books written before the coming of Jesus Christ, and the New Testament, made up of books written after the coming of Jesus Christ.3) What is Tradition?
It is the living transmission of the message of the Gospel in the Church.

4) What does ¨inerrant¨ mean?
Making no mistakes or errors. The Scripture is inerrant; thatis, it always teaches the truth, never falsehood.

5) What does ¨inspired¨ mean?
It means that God himself guided the authors who wrote the books of the Bible.

6) What is the divinelychosen interpreter of Scripture?
The divinely chosen interpreter of Scripture (the Magisterium) is the only entity that can explain and interpret the Bible thanks to help of the Holy Spirit and Christhimself.

7) What does ¨infallibility¨ mean?
It means incapable of failing. The Bible and the teaching of the Church are infallible because of a special protection by God.

8) What is thepurpose of the Magisterium?
It interprets the Scripture and Tradition.

9) Who exercises the Supreme Magisterium?
The Roman Pontiff or the Pope and the body of bishops.

10) What does thephrase ¨in a particular way¨ mean in reference to the teaching authority of the pope?
The pope also receives divine help which is ¨unique¨ and ¨special¨ that may differ from the one given to thesuccessors of the apostles and the rest of the Church.

11) Who is the author of the Bible?
God

12) Explain the meaning of number 107 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church?
107 The inspired booksteach the truth. "Since therefore all that the inspired authors or sacred writers affirm should be regarded as affirmed by the Holy Spirit, we must acknowledge that the books of Scripture firmly,...
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