Public Revelation


#1

Do Catholics believe Jesus’ public revelation ended with the death of the last apostle?


#2

Not quite. We believe God’s public revelation was completed in the words and actions of Jesus.

See Dei Verbum, article 7.


#3

Ahh…I should have asked, do we believe God’s public revelation ended with the death of the last apostle? I’m confused.


#4

I don’t think so. If the public revelation was completed in Christ, then his last public act, His acension, was the last of the public revelation

Edit: See also CCC article 72 - God has revealed himself fully by sending his own Son, in whom he has established his covenant for ever. the Son is his Father’s definitive Word; so there will be no further Revelation after him..


#5

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