Inspiration of the Bible
"It is enough for us to add that on several occasions the Church has defined the inspiration of the canonical books as an article of faith (see Denzinger, Enchiridion, 10th ed., n. 1787, 1809)."
"A Catholic may claim this additional certitude without falling into a vicious circle, because the infallibility of the Church
in its teaching is proved independently of the inspiration of Scripture; the historical value, belonging to Scripture in common with every other authentic and truthful writing, is enough to prove this. "
Is this supposed to be a joke?
" God is the author of Scripture
, the inspired writer is the organ of the Holy Ghost
, Scripture is the Word of God.
" In this way St. Thomas, starting from the traditional concept which makes the sacred writer an organ of the Holy Ghost,
explains the subordination of his faculties
to the action of the Inspirer by the philosophical theory of the instrumental cause."
"These books are held by the Church as sacred and canonical, not as having been composed by merely human labour and afterwards approved by her authority, nor merely because they contain revelation without error
, but because, written under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, they have God for their author
, and have been transmitted to the Church as such."
"The Holy Ghost Himself, by His supernatural power, stirred up and impelled the Biblical writers
to write, and assisted them while writing
in such a manner that they conceived in their minds exactly, and determined to commit to writing faithfully, and render in exact language, with infallible truth, all that God commanded and nothing else
"What becomes of human liberty under the influence of Divine inspiration? In principle, it is agreed that the Inspirer can take away from man the power of refusal."
"To induce a person to write is not to take on oneself the responsibility of that writing, more especially it is not to become the author of that writing."
So, meat puppet. This means the bible was literally written by god, who possessed the writers, and the scribe's hand did not move of his own accord, but rather as "the organ of the holy spook".
Why was that so complicated? Why did you have to make it so obscure?