God Through Human Expression

Come to this highly informative seminar!

A Wonderful and Open Seminar!

Hosted by Anneliese Babka featuring special guest speakers, we will guide you through the basics of the Bible, with a focus on the Old Testament. Everyone is invited at absolutely no charge. Also, feel free to ask us questions anytime to give you deeper insight. Some of the topics we will focus on are below.

Human Expression Seminar

Thursday, March 6th, 6:30pm

4860 Oregon St

San Diego, CA

A seminar introducing the Bible for Catholics.

Expression

Like a beautiful painting or piece of music, (such as Pachelbel's Canon, as shown below) the Bible is a form of expression created by humans. The Bible is a way for God to communicate to us religious truths and God's self. The Bible is a collection of books, split into two parts, the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament's books take place before Jesus' birth, whereas the New Testament takes place after his birth.
Pachelbel's Canon - London Symphony Orchestra

Preparation for the Messiah and Organization of the Old Testament

The Old Testament prepares us for the coming of the Messiah. (Christians believe that this Messiah is Jesus Christ.) The Old Testament's books are usually placed in the following sections: The Pentateuch, The Historical Books, The Wisdom and Poetry Books, and The Prophetic Books.

Inspiration for the Bible

The Bible is a collection of stories passed through oral language until they were written down and canonized, a process called Biblical inspiration. The authors wrote down these stories so that others can grow in their knowledge and understanding of God. These authors were humans inspired by God through the Holy Spirit.

The Translation of the Bible

The Vulgate, or Latin translation of the Bible, was produced by Jerome under the request of Pope Damascus. Over a thousand years later, Pope Pius XII gave permission for scholars to use other translations of the Bible. These were in such languages as Hebrew and Greek.

Reading the Bible

If you are in need of help, you can always look to the Bible for help. God speaks to us through the Bible, so when you are reading, consider its message and put it into practice. It is important to act on the teachings you learn within the Bible because they will not only help you in your understanding of God, but also in your daily life. In addition, you should know the genre of each book you read so that you may refer to it more easily. Genres include tales of prophets, rulers, and faith.

FAQs

I know the Bible contains stories about the prophets, but who are they?

Prophets are those who speak the word of God in order to speak out against an issue. In addition, they offered care and comfort to God's people.

Why are there scientific and historical inconsistencies in the Bible?

The Bible is not a source of historical or scientific truth, rather, a source of religious truth. Also, the passing of these stories and the audience it was written for affected the writing of the Bible.

How can a story that was written so long ago help me today?

Stories like those of the Bible have an undeniable human understanding as well as a divine one. Remember that many of the experiences endured by humans are the same as the ones we experience today. If you are having trouble understanding the meaning behind your reading, you can seek understanding through meditation and prayer.

Why do we have the Bible?

We have the Bible so that we may grow in our understanding of God's nature in order to prepare us for salvation and our life on Earth.

Why did people choose to write the Bible?

People wanted to record the stories passed on, but It was God who inspired them to do this. A huge factor in writing the Bible was the author's longing to gain a better understanding of God and attempt to convey it to others. This is our source of knowledge of God, because it was written by people like us who had as many difficulties as we do, even in faith.

Don't miss it! Save the date.

We invite all of you to attend this open seminar! Everyone is invited and welcome . Also, don't be afraid to ask questions! We are strongly confident that you will learn something new. This event is on held on March 6th, at 6:30 pm in the Event Center of Our Lady of Peace Academy. See our contect information below for more details. Hope to see you there soon!

Hosted by Annie Babka of Block E Scripture I

Works Cited

Pachelbel, Johann. Pachelbel's Canon in D. Web. 4 Mar. 2014. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3RRQypEf4I>.

Gibbs, . "Understanding the Bible." Smore.com. Smore.com, 24 Feb. 2014. Web. 4 Mar. 2014. <https://www.smore.com/xdsg3>.

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Sperry, Mary E. "Understanding the Bible." Usccb.org. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, n.d. Web. 04 Mar. 2014. <http://www.usccb.org/bible/understanding-the-bible/>.