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But rather, an apology in the ancient sense of the word - which is to make a reasoned defense of something or someone.In ancient times, the word apology referred to the case a lawyer would make on behalf of his client.
So, do not be afraid to engage non-Catholics in a discussion of the Bible.If we don't believe in all of it, if we each appoint ourselves Pope and throw out a doctrine here or a doctrine there, then our faith is no longer Catholic.Back to top First of all, you would want to check out 1st Corinthians, chapter 1, verse 23.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.
The Crucifix reminds us not only of God's power, but also His love for us - giving His only begotten Son up for suffering and death. One other passage to keep in mind is Galatians 3:1, "O foolish Galatians!