Monday, June 13, 2011

Einleitung (Introduction) and First Commandment

Let's get caught up to the end of the first commandment in King Maximilian Joseph's catechism (KMJ from here on.)

Concerning Holy Scripture
A.  It is of divine origin
1.  Hebrews 1,1-2. After God had spoken to the fathers at various times in various ways through the prophets, he has also spoken to us, at last, in these days, through the Son.  This Son, through whom he has made the world he has made the heir of everything.
2.  2 Peter 1, 21.  Never has a prophecy been brought forward out of the will of man but holy people of God have spoken as moved by the Holy Spirit.
B.  It serves our salvation
3.  Hebrews 4:12.  The word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword.  It penetrates as to divide soul and spirit, bone and marrow, to judge the thoughts and meanings of the heart.
4.  Romans 1:16.  I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ because it is a power of God to save all who believe it.
5.  2 Tim. 3:15-17.  Since you have known holy scripture since your childhood, it can teach you for your salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.  For scripture inspired by God is useful for teaching, showing sin, improving, for discipline in righteousness, so that a believer in God be perfected and useful for every good work.
C.  It must be used in the right way.
6.  Deut. 6, 6-7.  You shall take the words to heart which I command you today.  You shall diligently teach them to your children by speaking about them when sitting in your house and while travelling on the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
7.  John 5,39.  You search the scriptures because you think that you have eternal life in it.  And indeed, scripture testifies to me.
8.  2 Peter 1:19.  We have a firm prophetic word, and you do well that you look to it as to a light which shines in the darkness until the day comes and the morning star rises in your hearts.
9.  Psalm 119, 105.  Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light on my path.

That will do for now.  When I put all these in the quote, I lose the spaces between the lines which makes it harder to read.  It's sunny out and I have work to do before it rains as forecasted.

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