“As a result the Church, to whom the transmission and interpretation of Revelation is entrusted, does not derive her certainty about all revealed truths from the holy Scriptures alone. Both Scripture and Tradition must be accepted and honoured with equal sentiments of devotion and reverence.” (Catechism 82 of the Roman Catholic Church, emphasis added) The Catholic Church considers God’s word, as recorded in the Bible, and Catholic tradition, as equally valid and important.
Jesus might say in response, “You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men.” (Mark 7:8)
Moses might say, “Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the LORD your God that I give you.” (Deuteronomy 4:2)
And the apostle Paul might add, “See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.” (Colossians 2:8)
Catholic tradition verses the word of God – I’ll choose God.
August 9, 2014 at 11:55 am
Very interesting. Don’t you think Jews would have a bone to pick with Christians who quote Moses? Since Christianity did come after Judaism, and created the Bible by adding the New Testament to the “Old Testament”.
August 9, 2014 at 3:17 pm
Actually, Jesus was a Jew and He quoted Moses and other old testament prophets a lot. For example, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’” (Matthew 9:12-13) Jesus was quoting from the Old Testament prophet Hosea.
Jesus also said, “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” (Matthew 5:17)
But back to your question; will Jews have a bone to pick with Christians who quote Moses? Most Jewish friends of mine wouldn’t have a problem. But I have no idea if all Jews feel this way.
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