Apologetics Paper

2497 Words Feb 19th, 2013 10 Pages
Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition

Sebastian Cornejo
Apologetics paper
Deacon Richard- P5
The scenario takes place between a knowledgeable Catholic man, and a practicing Protestant adult. The Catholic man is Charles, who is a family friend of Steve, and has a very in-depth knowledge of both the Catholic and Protestant faith. The Protestant adult is Steve, who is curious into learning the importance of the Catholic faith in Tradition and Scripture. Steve presents to Charles many legitimate questions about his faith and legitimacy of the Catholic tradition.

Steve: Hello Charles, may I come in?

Charles: Hey Steve, of course you can come in. So, is there anything I may help you with?

Steve: Yes Charles. I came here to ask
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This shows that in unity one another together are what help bring out the Word of God, which is “Solum Verbum Dei.’
Steve: Nonetheless, the New Testament in the Bible is the direct tradition from the Apostles because all they learned from Jesus is recorded in their Gospels and books. As well as their direct sight of the Resurrection of Jesus, this is the center belief of the Catholic Faith that is also stated.
Charles: Even though, much of what you said is true because many men were inspired by God and wrote down some of their thoughts that makes up Scripture. A good example is in John’s Gospel, who is one of the Twelve Apostles stated, “But there are also many other things that Jesus did; if every one of them were written down, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.”(John 22:25). This shows that not all Jesus taught is contained in Sacred Scripture, as well as acknowledging that all they wrote came from His inspiration and not His command for the apostles to write it down. Therefore, showing that would have been impossible to write everything in the Bible.
Steve: I still think that this is not enough proof to show that not all of Scripture contains the Apostolic Traditions?
Charles: Some of the Apostolic Tradition that are not included in Scriptures are prayers, such as the Nicene Creed that was orally handed down by generation to generation, and the liturgy of the Eucharist that was initially taught down by the action
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