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.
Simply respond, "I don't know, but I will find out and get back to you." Then find out and get back to them. If you keep these things in mind, you have started down the road to being a very effective apologist for the Catholic Faith.
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.
is derived from the ancient Greek word apologia, which means, an apology.
Truths such as the reality of biblical miracles, the divinity of Christ, the Virgin Birth, and the Resurrection to name a few. Just keep firmly, but gently, guiding the discussion back to one topic until you've said all you want to say..move on. Never be afraid to say, "I don't know," when asked a question about your Faith. there is nothing in the Catholic Faith contrary to anything in the Bible! This is important to keep in mind because a lot of times folks will quote a passage from the Bible that "proves" the Catholic Church is wrong.
For example, you believe women should be priests..the Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 1577 states, "Only a baptized man validly receives ordination...
For this reason the ordination of women just tear that page out of your Catechism..just made it a Catechism of your Catholic Church..mine.
They are history in a "true sense." Paragraph #39: "Therefore, whatever of the popular narrations have been inserted into the Sacred Scriptures . Catholics interpret the Bible in a "literal" sense, while many fundamentalists, Evangelicals, and others interpret the Bible in a literalist sense.
Someone please tell me, how do myths commit personal sins? The "literal" meaning of a passage of Scripture is the meaning that the author of that passage of Scripture intended to convey.