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Della: If the catholic church has the infallible truth and this puts them in a superior position doctrinenally as the Apostolic Apostles with Apostolic Authority surely they would have an official position on this passage.
Now I ask again what is the position of the Catholic Church on 1 Corinthians 15:31 when Paul said I DIE DAILY and why did he say it and why is it important to know?
Remember you have a distinct advantage for all you have to do is read the truth and the protestants have to figure it out on their own. God Bless! Jerry Kelso
The Church teaches the Faith and Doctrine infallibly, but that does not mean that the Church has given an official interpretation on each verse of the Bible. Just as the Apostles used the Old Testament to reveal New Testament truths as we see the OT quoted in the New Testament, the Church quotes Scripture in order to reveal specific teachings. It would have been nice if the Apostles would have written an official commentary on the OT for every verse, and it would be nice if the Church would make an offical commentary on the Bible. But the job of the Church is to teach us how to get to Heaven, and She uses Scripture and Tradition to do so, and has Apostolic authority.
I still can't figure out what your point is about those 3 words in that verse, you brought that up in another thread as if it was a vital argument against Catholics. Every verse of the Bible is important but not everything in it needs to be articulated and spelled out in a manner that is binding to our Faith. In that other thread I gave a quote from a reputable Catholic theologian (Cornelius A. Lapide). I will give some others, I hope this helps you.
**St. John Chrysostom: **But how does he “die daily?” by his readiness and preparation for that event. And wherefore says he these words? Again by these also to establish the doctrine of the resurrection. “For who would choose,” says he, “to undergo so many deaths, if there be no resurrection nor life after this? Yea, if they who believe in the resurrection would scarcely put themselves in jeopardy for it except they were very noble of heart: much more would not the unbeliever (so he speaks) choose to undergo so many deaths and so terrible.” Thus, see by degrees how very high he mounts up. He had said, “we stand in jeopardy,” he added, “every hour,” then, “daily,” then, “I not only 'stand in jeopardy,'” says he, but “I even 'die:'” he concludes accordingly by pointing out also what kind of deaths they were;
Theodoret of Cyrus: He both indicated the extraordinary degree of risk and also revealed his own care. Constantly he is saying, I consigned myself to deaths forseen.
St. Thomas Aquinas: 957. – Then when he says: Every day I die for your glory, he enumerates the dangers in special: first, as to the person; secondly, as to the place (v. 32). 958. – Therefore, he manifests the dangers as to his own person; hence he says: Every day I die, i.e., I suffer not just any dangers, but even those of death, because I die daily, i.e., am in danger of death: “For thy sake we are slain all day long” (Ps 44:22). And the Apostle shows that this was said in the person of the apostles: “Always carrying in the body the death of Jesus” (2 Cor 4:10). For your glory, i.e., that I may acquire the glory I await from your conversion to the faith: “You are my glory and my joy” (2 Th 2:20), which I have i.e., hope to have, in Christ Jesus our Lord, i.e., through the charity of Christ. Another text has, by the glory, and then “by the glory” is an oath. As if to say: By your glory which you await, which is God. As if to say: I swear by God, Whom I have in hope in Christ Jesus, i.e., by His passion. From which it appears that even the Apostle swore, and that among those who are perfect, swearing is not a sin. 959. – The when he says, What do I gain, he specifies the dangers as to place. Here it should be noted that this is read in Ac (chap. 19), which says that when St. Paul had converted many to the faith at Ephesus, some stirred up the people against him, so that he would not dare to go out into the theatre, and that he endured many dangers. Therefore, perhaps he mentions this, because he had suffered from a neighboring town. He says, therefore: What do I gain, if humanly speaking, i.e., according to reason, from which man is man, by disputing about the resurrection, I conclude that man does not die as the beast. I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, with men living in a beastly manner at Ephesus. Or if I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, and I say this not from divine revelation but humanly speaking, i.e., from human instinct, if I have endured such perils.
**Haydock Bible: **Ver. 31. By your glory. He seems, especially by the Greek text, to call God to witness, and to protest by the reasons he has to glory or boast in their conversion, that his life is as it were a continual death. Other expound it, I die daily for your glory; or, that I may have reason to glory for the progress of the gospel. (Witham)