posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 05:07 AM
There is a conspiracy, present since the 1st Century A.D., to say the Church isn't the Church. I'd prefer to post this in a more general Religion
forum, but such a category is non-existent here. C'est la ATS.
The Bible: what does it mean to teach FROM the Bible? Well, in terms of the Catholic Church, which is the Church Christ founded, we must understand
1) The Church is the Bride of Christ.
2) The Church, being the Bride, is joined (2 become 1) to Christ, which is the understanding of No Salvation Outside the Church-- being the Mystical
Body of Christ.
a) the Husband is visibly "away", leaving the wife in charge.
b) the Husband is present, in a manner unseen vis-a-vis the Blessed Sacrament.
c) Not a single legitimate child can be the result of adultery or polygamy insofar as this example; ALL salvation is THROUGH the Church, which is to
say through Christ (Catechism of the Catholic Church #846): this is where it gets all abstract and nuanced, and the physical, earthly examples become
rather deficient lest we end up with Feeneyism (only visible Catholics go to heaven) or the more modern, and lacking, misunderstanding that people can
be saved BY their false religions rather than merely IN them. (See Baltimore Catechism #3 Questions 510-513, Catechism of Pope Saint Pius X Questions
27-29, and for the Society of Saint Pope Pius X lurkers: Chapter 10 of Open Letter to Confused Catholics by Abp. Marcel Lefebvre.)
So, what IS the Bible? Well, we might consider the Bible a love letter of sorts. Now, who better to translate/interpret a love letter to a wife and by
default all the children of said union (that'd be all joined to Christ in that mystical way), than the WIFE. Surely anyone who has ever written a
letter to someone, particularly a love letter, knows they often contain little phrases or understandings ONLY known to the person receiving it, right?