If the bible didn’t exist, would Christians have a hard time finding an answer every time we asked why?

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Q: If the bible didn’t exist, would Christians have a hard time finding an answer every time we asked why?

A: The Catholic Church existed and thrived for some 400 years before the Bible was first published, existing solely on what was faithfully handed down by the apostles and their duly ordained successors, according to the Great Commission that was received personally, from Jesus Christ, and according to the continuing inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

There would be no Bible if it wasn’t for the Catholic Church.

Today, we have three witnesses that serve to determine the divine truths of the authentic Christian faith:

1) The teachings of the Catholic Church, which have been faithfully handed down, illuminated by the bishops, who are the successors of the original apostles, and who constitute the authentic teaching office of the Church, known as the Magisterium.

http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc.htm

2) The Bible

http://www.usccb.org/nab/bible/index.shtml

3) Tradition … the means by which the Holy Spirit guides the authentic Church, from age to age.

http://www.vatican.va/phome_en.htm

All three of the above must agree. One or two are simply not enough. And once an article of faith has been clearly defined in this way, it can never be denied or set aside.

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