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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Which came first The Bible or the Church ?


The Bible 
by Rev. Fr. K.K. John
Source - www.malankaraworld.com

Which came first The Bible or the Church ?

In the case of both Old and New Testaments, ‘Church’ came first into existence and scripture followed in support, which adduces beyond any reasonable doubt that scripture is not the basis for the existence of the Church but it supports and edifies the Church. 

Number of instances can be cited to prove this point, but I avoid for fear of length. Most importantly, the Bible is the most praiseworthy and excellent product and priced possession of the Church; that God used devoted men to reveal Himself for the benefit of the Church which is His agile body, and the Church uses the sacred scriptures for the edification, inspiration and spiritual growth of its members and to proclaim and profess faith, deriving authority from Lord.


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