Skip to comments.Where We Got The Bible
Posted on 01/29/2014 4:53:38 PM PST by NKP_Vet
This little book about the Bible grew out of lectures which the writer delivered on the subject to mixed audiences. The lectures were afterwards expanded, and appeared in a series of articles in the Catholic press 1908-9, and are now with slight alterations reprinted. Their origin will sufficiently account for the colloquial style employed throughout. There is, therefore, no pretense either of profound scholarship or of eloquent language; all that is attempted is a popular and, as far as possible, accurate exposition along familiar lines of the Catholic claim historically in regard to the Bible. It is candidly controversial without, however, let us hope, being uncharitable or unfair. Friends had more than once suggested the reissue of the articles; and it appeared to the writer that at last the proper moment for it had come when the Protestant world is jubilating over the Tercentenary of the Authorized Version. Amidst the flood of literature on the subject of the Bible, it seemed but right that some statement, however plain and simple, should be set forth from the Catholic side, with the object of bringing home to the average mind the debt that Britain, in common with the rest of Christendom, owes to the Catholic Church in this connection. Probably the motive of the present publication will be best understood by a perusal of the following letter from the writer which appeared in the Glasgow Herald, 18th of March, 1911:
(Excerpt) Read more at tanbooks.com ...
I’ve purchased a lot of books from TAN though not in a while. I’m glad to see they are still around.
Right, see the documentary below for that:
The Nevi'im (Prophets) were written by various prophets in their own words relating things they received in the spirit of nevu'ah (prophecy).
The Hagiographa or Writings (Ketuvim) were written by holy men under the inspiration of Ruach HaQodesh (literally "Divine wind," though usually translated "holy spirit" or "holy ghost").
The eight books of the Prophets and eleven books of Writings we have in our Bibles today were canonized by the 'Anshei HaKeneset HaGedolah (Men of the Great Assembly) to be read until the coming of Mashiach at which point, though still available, they will no longer be relevant, having been fulfilled. So long as they are read as part of the TaNa"KH (Bible) they have not been fulfilled.
Any more questions?
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"The arrogant rooster brags that he makes the sun rise when he crows."
This has come to pass on FreeRepublic today.
Here's an "eye opener" for you:
GOD inspired HIS Word.
GOD moved men to record HIS Word.
GOD acted to preserve HIS Word throughout history.
GOD worked through humans to assemble HIS Word.
GOD began this process THOUSANDS OF YEARS BEFORE any Christian Church came onto the scene.
Yet there is one group that brags just like the arrogant rooster, thinking it wasn't God at all...
I’ve never heard anyone claim the Bible is a Protestant book. And considering how hard Rome worked through the centuries to keep people from having access to the Bible, it’s odd that Rome now wants to claim she preserved the Bible.
Take a look at Rood’s “Raiders of the Lost Book” as well for some very important and recent discoveries about the book of Matthew. :)
Rome didn’t make a binding definition of the canon of scripture until the Council of Trent in the 1500s. And even then, it left open for debate the question “Is the Apocrypha just good reading, or is it good for determining doctrine?”
“Here we close our commentaries on the historical books of the Old Testament. For the rest (that is, Judith, Tobit, and the books of Maccabees) are counted by St Jerome out of the canonical books, and are placed amongst the Apocrypha, along with Wisdom and Ecclesiasticus, as is plain from the Prologus Galeatus. Nor be thou disturbed, like a raw scholar, if thou shouldest find anywhere, either in the sacred councils or the sacred doctors, these books reckoned as canonical. For the words as well of councils as of doctors are to be reduced to the correction of Jerome. Now, according to his judgment, in the epistle to the bishops Chromatius and Heliodorus, these books (and any other like books in the canon of the bible) are not canonical, that is, not in the nature of a rule for confirming matters of faith. Yet, they may be called canonical, that is, in the nature of a rule for the edification of the faithful, as being received and authorised in the canon of the bible for that purpose. By the help of this distinction thou mayest see thy way clearly through that which Augustine says, and what is written in the provincial council of Carthage.”
-Cardinal Cajetan (16th century)
I’m not familiar with him, but I will look for it.
More protestant revisionist marlarky. Are you sure uber-Catholic-basher Hal Lindsey didn’t write that fairy tale?
Pretty sure. I didn’t see his name in the credits for one. Despite persecution of Bible believers, including putting hundreds to a horrific death, the Catholic church did play a major role in preserving the words of Yeshua and of the Apostles, IMO, and have done much good in the world, as you well know. All religions have their issues and their leaders have all made mistakes. It’s why we must rely upon the scriptures in our search for the truth, not the mistaken words of man.
**1. To begin with, the Bible did not drop down from Heaven ready-made, as some seem to imagine; it did not suddenly appear upon the earth, carried down from Almighty God by the hand of angel or seraph; but it was written by men like ourselves, who held in their hand pen (or reed) and ink and parchment, and laboriously traced every letter in the original languages of the East. They were divinely inspired certainly**
Chuckling at the “dropped down from Heaven comment.
Pinto, the maker of the video you’re praising, is a real d-bag:
Pinto says, “This newest work really brings together so much of the research we’ve been unfolding. It shows further how the United States was planned from the beginning to help launch a global society, the New World Order.”
When asked what role the founders played in this global agenda, Pinto said, “They set forth the doctrine of religious freedom.”
“The doctrine had been designed by the Vatican and the Jesuit Order in England back in 1688,” says Pinto. “Their real purpose was to empower the Church of Rome to be in a position to overthrow England. The English Protestants rejected the idea, but Rome manipulated the revolutionaries to write it into the U.S. Constitution.”
Pinto’s ideas are bizarre, stupid, implausible - exactly the sort of nonsense ignorant anti-Catholic, mouth-breathing, inbred, Protestant morons love.
1. God is eternal, i.e., always was, is, and ever will be.
2. God is omnipresent, i.e., He is in every place.
3. God is immutable, i.e., He ever remains the same.
4. God is omniscient, i.e., He knows all things, the past, the present, and the future, and also our inmost thoughts (Jer. xvii. 10).
5. God is supremely wise, i.e., He knows how to direct every thing for the best in order to carry out His designs.
6. God is almighty, i.e., God can do all that He wills, and that by a mere act of His will.
7. God is supremely good, i.e., He loves His creatures far more than a father loves his children.
9. God is full of mercy and compassion, i.e., He very readily forgives our sins when we are sincerely sorry for them.
10. God is infinitely holy, i.e., He loves good and hates all evil.
11. God is infinitely just, i.e., He rewards all good and punishes all evil deeds.
12. God is a God of perfect truth, i.e., all that He reveals to man is true.