Always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you the reason for the hope that is in you, but do so with gentleness and reverence.”
cf. 1 Peter 3:15-16
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Word of God
QUESTION OR COMMON OBJECTION:
How is the Bible the Word of God? Wasn’t it written by men?
Men did write the Bible, but God is the true author because the Holy Spirit inspired them. The human authors of the Bible wrote what God desired them to write and no more.
… when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God….”
1 Thessalonians 2:13
“The Holy Spirit inspired them” does not mean the writers were simply word processors. They were individual authors. That’s why the gospels often tell the same story in different ways.
Other References: 2 Tim 3:16; 2 Pt 1:19-21; 3:15-16; CCC 105-110, 135-136
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Let us pray.
Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.
It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you.”
Saint John Paul II, pope
Jesus, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life (cf. John 6:68).
Be not afraid! And may the peace of Christ be with you and your loved ones today and always. Holy Family, pray for us. Amen.