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As Paul says in verse 24, Christ crucified is the "power of God".
1 Cor 2:2, "For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified." Again, didn't Paul know that Jesus had risen from the dead? Paul preaches Christ crucified because an empty cross has no power.
Truths which the articles of our Faith rest upon and build upon. Rule #4: Always view a question about your Faith, or even an attack on your Faith, as an opportunity - an opportunity to share the truth.
Truths such as the existence of God, the innate spirituality of the human soul, the objective reality of right and wrong...truths that our faith rest upon and build upon. Rule #3: Luke , "Do not be afraid, henceforth Will you make mistakes? Stay calm and stay determined to bring light into darkness. Quite often Catholics get frustrated by what I call the doctrinal dance..get asked about Purgatory, Mary, the Pope, the Sacraments all in rapid fire succession.
And, we must die with Christ in order to live with Him as Romans 6:8 tells us. Sounds kind of like they may have been looking at a Crucifix, doesn't it? The Church has always taught that Adam and Eve were real people and were the first human beings from whom all other human beings are descended.
In 1950, Pope Pius XII, in Paragraph 37 of an encyclical entitled Humani Generis, states, "..faithful " In other words, the Church teaches that all humanity descended from Adam and Eve. Paragraph #38, states: "This [encyclical], in fact, clearly points out that the first eleven chapters of Genesis......" Again, Adam and Eve are not myths, and the rest of Genesis is not legend. Challenge anyone, who teaches differently, to produce their sources from a magisterial document. They can, however, produce countless books and articles by "theologians". Back to top Actually, there is no truth to that, whatsoever.
Paul says, "..we preach Christ crucified..." Why does Paul preach Christ crucified?
Doesn't he know Jesus has been raised from the dead? But, he knows that it is through the power of the crucified Christ on the cross that the bonds of sin and death are broken.
Back to top If you want to call yourself Catholic, but you want to pick and choose for yourself which of the Church's teachings to accept and which to reject, you give everyone else who calls themselves Catholic the right to do the same thing.
For example, you believe women should be priests..the Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 1577 states, "Only a baptized man validly receives ordination...