Wednesday, August 17, 2011

QUOTATION: The Church and the Bible

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.

--Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, 1985 (Pope Benedict XVI)