Sunday, November 21, 2010

Pope Benedict XVI

In fact, a church without a credible biblical foundation is only a chance historical product, one organization among others, and the humanly constructed framework of which we spoke. But the Bible without the Church is no longer the powerfully effective Word of God, but  an assemblage  of various historical sources, a collection of heterogeneous books from which one tries to draw, from the perspective of the present moment, whatever one considers useful.

Note: This statement was made in an interview that was published in 1985 as Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, as Prefect for the CDF.

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