experience’,59 the sacred Scriptures ‘grow with the one who reads them. — ‘from the preaching of those who have received, along with their right of succession in the episcopate, the sure charism of truth’.6’ 95 ‘It is clear therefore that, in the supremely wise arrangement of God, sacred Tradition, Sacred Scripture and the Magisterium of the Church are so connected and associated that one of them cannot stand without the others. Working together, each in its own way, under the action of the one Holy Spirit, they all contribute effectively to the salvation of souls.~ó2


96 What Christ entrusted to the apostles, they in turn handed on by their preaching and writing, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, to allgenerations, until Christ returns in glory. 97 ‘Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture make up a single sacred deposit of the Word of God’ (DV io), in which, as in a mirror, the pilgrim Church contemplates God, the source of all her riches.

98 ‘The Church, in her doctrine, life and worship, perpetuates and transmits to every generation all that she herself is, all that she believes’ (DV8 §i). 99 Thanks to its supernatural sense offaith, the People of God as a whole never ceases to welcome, to penetrate more deeply and to live more fully from the gift of divine Revelation. 100 The task of interpreting the Word of God authentically has been entrusted solely to the Tt’Iagisterium of the Church, that is, to the Pope and to the bishops in communion with him.

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I. Christ — The Unique Word of Sacred Scripture 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.’6~