The covenant is a _______ _________ _______ between persons, usually sealed by an oath and/or sacrifice
sacred family bond
sacred family bond
sealed with oath, involves the power of God (self curse if broken) or sealed with blood sacrifice or a burnt offering.
Is a covenant like a contract?
No, it is not like a covenant because a contract is not always sacred, not always family oriented, not always permanent (like a job), a contract involves an exchange of goods rather than persons, they involve temporary relations(can be and often are broken)
7 main characteristic features of a covenant
2 timothy 3:16-17
(16)All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction, and for trainning in righteousness (17) so that one who belongs to God may be competent, equipped for every good work.
the word of God?
a collection of books;a sacred library
(gk) "rule or measure"; the standard
list of biblical books
at the council of Carthage the canon of scripture was set
at the council of Trent the canon of scripture was defined
How many books of ot and nt?
The church ___________ the scriptures as she ___________ the lords body
The Alexandrian canon differed from the Palestinian.The Alexandrian canon was not ever really defined, while the Palestinian canon was defined and they took the older more accurate books
7 deutercanonical books and 2 parts
tobit, esther, wisdom, sirach, baruch, 1 and 2 maccabees and the two parts are daniel and esther
Holy spirit is what kind of author?
human are the ____________ authors
God possesses human author, human loses consciousnesses, and personality is taken by God
verbal dictation theory
God gives human author all of the words of scripture which they write down, but he gives it to them in words they would normally use.
how God inspired scripture
the human authors received words they recorded in moments of profound prayer, to these words they infused their own personality
is a collection of books; their are different authors with different styles; 4 sections of OT, the Pentateuch, which is greek for 5 scrolls, the historical books, the wisdom books, and the prophetic books; in the human dimension humans are the instrumental authors
is the first five books of bible and is greek for law
one book-unity in the inspired Word of God; The word of God, which is Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, whom is the principal author
the literal sense
Refers to what the words of Scripture acutally mean
All other senses are based upon
(not a sense of scripture)reading scripture in the strictest literal sense, the church does not teach this, this also does not take into consideration the historical situation of the other and his intention
the meaning conveyed when words of scripture are read as signs pointing to other realities beyond the literal sense
reading scripture looking to christ
study of people, places, events, and institution in the bible that foreshadow a later event
using scripture as a model for how to live our own lives
reading scripture in terms of its importance in leading us to heaven, as in the verse "I (Jesus) am the way the truth and the life no one comes to the father except through me"
why is genre of scripture necessary?
it is necessary because we need to know how to interpret scripture in the way it should be so we could apply it to our own lives
the the magisterium
the teaching authority of the church
the truth taught throughout sacred scripture
guidance from church by the holy spirit into truth when telling telling the world about morals and faith