The Catholic Faith

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Word of God

Key References

  • John 1:1,14 – “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us”
  • 1Thess 2:13 – Apostles’ oral teachings as word of God
  • Mk 13:31 – heaven & earth shall pass away, but my words will not
  • 1Pet 1:25 – word of Lord abides for ever = good news preached to you
  • 2Thess 2:15 – hold fast to traditions, whether oral or by letter
  • Mt 23:2-3 – chair of Moses; observe whatever they tell you
  • (valid traditions and authority endorsed)
  • 1Cor 11:2 – hold fast to traditions I handed on to you
  • 2Tim 1:13 – follow my sound words; guard the truth
  • 2Thess 3:6 – shun those acting not according to tradition
  • 2Tim 2:2 – what you heard from me, entrust to faithful men (3 generations: Paul – Timothy – faithful)
  • Rom 10:17 – faith come from what is heard
  • 1Cor 15:1-2 – being saved if you hold fast to the word I preached
  • Mk 16:15 – go to the whole world, proclaim gospel to every creature
  • *Mt 15:3, Mk 7:9 – break commandment of God for your tradition (reply: condemned tradition are only those which nullified God’s commandments)