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Don't Blame Zinczenko

  • Course: Writing 1
  • Professor: Brother Jude Person
  • School: Conception Seminary College
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Introduction The Second Vatican Council states their intention of taking divine revelation and putting it into doctrine, so that it can go out to the world and evangelize. The Council states that they are following the path of earlier councils and it uses scripture to help set their point. Chapter I Revelation Itself The Council talks about God and Divine Revelation, how the Lord speaks to His people as common friends and as He is living amongst them. Revelation is fulfilled through Christ. As time has gone on, God has offered Himself in a covenant which man continues to break. God, being merciful, continues to forgive and assists His people throughout the journey ultimately ending with eternal life. He prepared His people for the Christ through the patriarchs and the prophets. The pinnacle of Divine Revelation is Jesus Christ, who is a perfected form of revelation through His manifestation as man, His passion and death, and His resurrection pointing to our eternal life in Heaven. This covenant is indissoluble. Having faith, we offer our entire intellect and will to believe in the truth that God has revealed to us. To obtain this faith, grace and the Holy Spirit working within us are used to bring us to this step of believing. God chose to reveal to us truths that are not understandable by our simple minds. God can be known through human reason alone without err. Chapter II Handing on Divine Revelation God has perpetually preserved His revelations, especially through the commissioning of the Apostles and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. To keep the Gospels alive in the Church there is apostolic succession. The Apostles put an emphasis on the preservation of Tradition, through developments in the Church and the Divine assistance from the Holy Spirit, ultimately to completely fulfill the Church. This tradition helps make the word alive in the Church. Sacred Scripture and Tradition both join paths preserving the word of God and evangelizing to the world....
Introduction The Second Vatican Council states their intention of taking divine revelation and putting
it into doctrine, so that it can go out to the world and evangelize. The Council states that they are
following the path of earlier councils and it uses scripture to help set their point. Chapter I Revelation
Itself The Council talks about God and Divine Revelation, how the Lord speaks to His people as
common friends and as He is living amongst them. Revelation is fulfilled through Christ. As time has
gone on, God has offered Himself in a covenant which man continues to break. God, being merciful,
continues to forgive and assists His people throughout the journey ultimately ending with eternal life.
He prepared His people for the Christ through the patriarchs and the prophets. The pinnacle of
Divine Revelation is Jesus Christ, who is a perfected form of revelation through His manifestation as
man, His passion and death, and His resurrection pointing to our eternal life in Heaven. This
covenant is indissoluble. Having faith, we offer our entire intellect and will to believe in the truth that
God has revealed to us. To obtain this faith, grace and the Holy Spirit working within us are used to
bring us to this step of believing. God chose to reveal to us truths that are not understandable by
our simple minds. God can be known through human reason alone without err. Chapter II Handing
on Divine Revelation God has perpetually preserved His revelations, especially through the
commissioning of the Apostles and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. To keep the Gospels alive in
the Church there is apostolic succession. The Apostles put an emphasis on the preservation of
Tradition, through developments in the Church and the Divine assistance from the Holy Spirit,
ultimately to completely fulfill the Church. This tradition helps make the word alive in the Church.
Sacred Scripture and Tradition both join paths preserving the word of God and evangelizing to the
world. Scripture is not the only source of beliefs, both Scripture and Tradition must be upheld as
viable sources. The Church is universal in that all people everywhere practice the same faith and
say the same prayers. The teaching authority of the Church supports and protects the other two
sources but does not proceed them. Chapter III Sacred Scripture, Its Inspiration and Divine
Interpretation The books of the Old and New Testament were Divinely inspired and are therefore
canonical and legitimate, since God is their author. Scripture is therefore without error. The use of
literary forms is essential since God chose humans as His inspired authors, we must look at their
purpose. This job must be taken seriously so that the Word may be correctly interpreted as the
Church matures. We can learn more about God from Scripture than only through the words. The
word, using our own words parallels itself to the Incarnation. Chapter IV The Old Testament God
chose the people of Israel to further and further reveal Himself to through the patriarchs and
prophets. The writings of the Old Testament are still useful and good. The Old Testament is directed
and preparatory towards the Christ. These books also give us a knowledge of God and that is still
worthy towards the Christians of today. The New Testament is held in the Old through hidden
means such as symbolism and foreshadowing. The Old Testament is manifested in the new through
the Covenant and sacrifice of Christ. Chapter V The New Testament The New Testament is the
most powerful because it is a documented form of the Word made flesh. These books are an eye
witness account of the realities that occurred in the time of Christ. The Gospels have a special
importance over the other books. These books have apostolic origin Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
The Gospels, held by the Church, are a true account of Jesus Christ and His teachings here on
earth. The authors purpose was to spread the Word and to share the truth with others. Besides the
Gospels, there is included the epistles of St. Paul as well as other letters and writings, all inspired by
the Holy Spirit. The Lords true teaching is continuously solidified throughout the books of the New
Testament. Chapter VI Sacred Scripture in the Life of the Church The Church has always reverently
upheld Sacred Scripture as the voice of the Holy Spirit through the prophets and Apostles. Sacred
Scripture is very powerful and very nourishing the people of Christ. The Church holds that ease of
access should be available to Scripture to all Christians. Because of this the Church makes sure
there are correct translations in many different languages. The Church encourages the study of holy
Fathers on sacred liturgies and divine writings. This way there may be a multitude of those
preaching and professing the word for all to hear. Sacred Scripture, along with Tradition, founds and
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