Scripture, Tradition, and The Deposit of Faith
|When did the Apostles of Jesus first begin to share the Good News as Jesus had instructed them to?||On Pentecost Sunday, when the Holy Spirit appeared to them and inspired them to go out to preach Jesus' word.|
|What is the Magisterium? How is the Magisterium of the Church related to Jesus and the Apostles?||Magisterium - the official teaching authority of the church comprised by the pope and the bishops who are successors of Christ and his apostles. |
The Magisterium is related to Jesus and his apostles because the Magisterium preserve the Deposit of Faith and the first pope, St. Peter, chosen by jesus, was at one point head of the Magisterium.
|What is the Deposit of Faith? What are its two main modes of Transmission?|| The Deposit of Faith is the body of saving truths and the core belief of Catholicism that are faithfully preserved by the Magisterium.|
It's two main modes of transmission would be the Bible and the Magisterium.
|What is Sacred Scripture and how is it organized?||Sacred Scripture- The inspired Word of God; the written record of God's revelation. and it is organized as the Bible, into books.|
|Briefly describe the history and the content of the Catholic canon.||The official content of the canon of the Catholic church was not decided officially until the Council of Rome in AD 382 and then was reviewed again in 393, 397, and again in 1546, they decided on all seventy-three books. Later this was downsized.|
|What is Sacred Tradition? How is Sacred Tradition a part of Revelation?|| Sacred Tradition- The Living transmission of the Catholic faith throught the teaching, life, and the worship of the Church.|
Sacred Tradition is a part of Revelation because it helps us to understand what God's plan is for us, revealing how he wants us to live, and himself in scripture.
|Describe the three stages in the development of the four Gospels.|| The 3 stages of development for the Gospels are:|
1.The Life and Teaching of Jesus
2. Oral Tradition
3. The Written Gospels