I think we can get into dangerous waters very quickly when we try to interpret things on our own. It’s like misunderstanding song lyrics. We sing what we think we hear, so it makes sense in our mind. Misunderstanding words changes the entire meaning. What … Continue readingScripture and the Beauty of Understanding
As Catholics we often are accused of not opening our Bibles to read God’s Word. Of course we laugh at this thought because we know that from the Liturgy of the Word to the Liturgy of the Eucharist, our entire Mass is steeped in God’s … Continue readingIt’s Summertime! Take a Dive… Into the Word!
“For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord; plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” My Facebook newsfeed exclaimed, “This isn’t just encouragement; it’s truth for all believers!” while subsequent … Continue readingDoes Jeremiah 29:11 Promise Me Prosperity?
Last week, in the first part of this two part series, I gave a brief outline of the history of the Church and, by effect, the history of the Bible. The timeline showed how the Bible came as a product of the Church (rather than … Continue readingDefending the Canon of the Bible–All 73 Books, Part 2
One common dispute against the Catholic Church by well meaning but misinformed Protestants is the assertion that the Catholic Church “added” books to the Bible. As it is commonly known, Protestant Bibles only contain 66 books, as they do not include Sirach, Baruch, Judith, Tobit, … Continue readingDefending the Canon of the Bible–All 73 Books