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The Catechism and The Bible

The Catechism:

Catechism

The New Webster Encyclopedia Dictionary says...

“A book containing a summary of the principles ... especially in religion ... reduced to the form of questions and answers.”

The Encyclopedia Britannica says...

“A manual of instruction, usually of religious instruction about the rudiments of faith belonging to the oral tradition of many religions. Its primary purpose is the indoctrination of the faith of the Church.”

The Roman Catholic Church says...

“The Catechism of the Catholic Church following the Second Vatican Council...
“John Paul, Bishop to the Cardinals, Patriarchs, Archbishops, Bishops, Priests, deacons and to all...
“The Second Vatican Ecumenical Council was opened in 1962 by Pope John XXIII.
“The Council was not first of all to condemn the errors of the time, but to strive calmly to show...the strength of new energies...and to look to the future without fear.
“In four years of work, the Council Fathers were able to produce a considerable number of... statements and pastoral norms (but no changes to all of the Sacraments and infallible laws of the Church).
“We can offer the entire Church this 'Reference text' entitled The Catechism of the Catholic Church.
“This new Catechism contains the renewal of the liturgy (which, according to The New Webster Encyclopedic Dictionary, is the ritual formula for public prayers and worship in the Church).
“And the new Codification of the Canon Law of the Church (unchangeable - infallible).
The Catechism presents the teaching of the following: the Sacred Scripture; the Traditions of the Roman Catholic Church; the Magisterium; the Fathers of Doctors (Theologians) and the Saints of Catholic Church.
“Christ is always present...in the sacraments (no changes in the Transubstantiation).
“The Catechism of the Catholic Church supports and confirms the faith ...and is a reference text for teaching Catholic doctrine.
“The Catechism of the Catholic Church, lastly, is offered to every who asks us...and wants to know what the Catholic Church.
“I beseech the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother ...of the Roman Catholic Church, to support with her powerful intercession the Catechetical work of the Roman Catholic Church.”

–Pope John Paul II, October 11, 1992.

Excerpts from lengthy subjects in the Catholic Catechism have been condensed throughout this book.

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The Bible:

Bible

A Library of 66 Books. The Book of Books. The Book of Life.

The New Webster Encyclopedia Dictionary says...

“Bible: Bible, the books, pl. of biblion, dim. From bibles ...originally a book, ....now restricted to THE BOOK, by way of eminence; the Sacred Scriptures. Consisting of two parts, the Old Testament, originally written in Hebrew, the New Testament in Greek. - Biblical, pertaining to the Bible or to the sacred writings...”

The Bible is the infallible Word of the infallible God spanning 66
books, dictated by the one author, God, to 40 writers of His choice.

Writers

  • spoke four different languages;
  • lived centuries apart;
  • were located in different corners of the world.

Timetable for writing it was

  • 1500 years.

The only one infallible book

  • because it contains the only one infallible Word, the Word of God.

Book, of all religions,

  • which can be called holy because it contains prophecies of the Lord Jesus Christ.

“The Best Seller” worldwide, year after year.

  • translated into over 2000 languages and dialects;
  • has a universal appeal, without parallel in literature.
  • the first book in the world to be printed.

The highest price ever paid in history for a single, rare issue from the Gutenberg print shop was the staggering amount of almost five million dollars.

Which of the Two Weights the Most?

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