An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Interpretation a la Catholic

(John 14:26 KJV)  But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

Because I am currently reading Proverbs in the Douay Version I decided to check this verse as a Catholic would read it.  The translation was good.  In fact it translated “Comforter” (Helper NASB) (3875) as “Paraclete” which is the Greek word.  I like that.  I would like to see that kind of thing more often.  Then I read the comment at the bottom of the page, and here we found the danger point.  The editor said that the Holy Spirit “is promised to the apostles and their successors, particularly in order to teach them all truth and to preserve them from error.”  This reflects the Roman Catholic teaching that the final judge of truth lays in the church and ultimately in the Pope.  This could be read that we, as layman, do not receive the Spirit and have no real knowledge of the truth.  Be careful of others reading their opinions into scripture.

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