Definitions Of The First Vatican Council

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The task of the first Vatican Council is clearly defined in the following declaration at the opening of the Council:
“ The Holy Catholic Apostolic Roman Church believes and confesses that there is one true and living God, Creator and Lord of heaven and earth, Almighty, Eternal, Immense, Incomprehensible, Infinite in intelligence, in will, and in all perfection, who, as being one, sole, absolutely simple and immutable spiritual substance, is to be declared as really and essentially distinct from the world, of supreme beatitude in and from Himself, and ineffably exalted above all things which exist, or are conceivable, except Himself ”.
The opening statement at the Second Vatican Council declares:
“ It is clear, therefore, that sacred tradition, Sacred Scripture and the teaching authority of the Church, in accord with God's most wise design, are so linked and joined together that one cannot stand without the others, and that all together and each in its own way under the action of the one Holy Spirit contribute effectively to the salvation of souls.”
Both declarations define with great clarity what each Council set out as the unique task and aims they desire to achieve. They declare one faith but with different goals and objectives, similar and dissimilar. The Second Vatican Council’s methodology towards originality was similar to that of the First Vatican Council. The theological declarations of each council were deeply predisposed by the socio-political background during
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