Catechism of the Catholic Church

30 Part One 99 Thanks to its supernatural sense of faith, the People of God as a whole never ceases to welcome, to pene- trate more deeply, and to live more fully from the gift of divine Revelation. 100 The task of interpreting the Word of God authentical- ly has been entrusted solely to the Magisterium of the Church, that is, to the Pope and to the bishops in com- munion with him. A rticle 3 SACRED SCRIPTURE I. C hrist —T he U nique W ord of S acred S cripture 101 In order to reveal himself to men, in the condescension of his goodness God speaks to them in human words: “Indeed the words of God, expressed in the words of men, are in every way like human language, just as the Word of the eternal Father, when he took on himself the flesh of human weakness, became like men.” 63 102 Through all the words of Sacred Scripture, God speaks only one single Word, his one Utterance in whom he expresses himself completely: 64 You recall that one and the same Word of God extends throughout Scripture, that it is one and the same Utterance that resounds in the mouths of all the sacred writers, since he who was in the beginning God with God has no need of separate syllables; for he is not subject to time. 65 103 For this reason, the Church has always venerated the Scriptures as she venerates the Lord’s Body. She never ceases to present to the faithful the bread of life, taken from the one table of God’s Word and Christ’s Body. 66 104 In Sacred Scripture, the Church constantly finds her nour- ishment and her strength, for she welcomes it not as a humanword, “but as what it really is, the word of God.” 67 “In the sacred books, 63 DV 13. 64 Cf. Heb 1:1-3. 65 St. Augustine, En. in Ps. 103, 4, 1: PL 37, 1378; cf. Ps 104; Jn 1:1. 66 Cf. DV 21. 67 1 Thess 2:13; cf. DV 24. 65, 2763 426-429 1100, 1184 1378