How much is this statement true? Scripture - a guide for Faith & Morals not Science & History It seems most of what is said about science and history is true in the scriptures, but still it isn't a science or history book.
What does that mean and when did that come into effect?
Was it during the time of Galileo?
Did the Church have to change its position on how to interpret the scriptures regarding science? I am assuming the interpretation wasn't ex-Cathedra, since ex-Cathedra is only for faith and morals, correct?
I heard the CD Abba or Allah by Scott Hahn that mentioned something about the biblical historical error below. It is a historical error since the Jews / Israelites where in bondage in Egypt and Babylon. Maybe there is another context?
"Jesus then said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” They answered him, “We are descendants of Abraham, and have never been in bondage to any one. How is it that you say, ‘You will be made free’?”"(John 8:31-33)
I tried to trace verse 92 back to the origins and see if i could find my answer, but couldn't.
92 "The whole body of the faithful. . . cannot err in matters of belief. This characteristic is shown in the supernatural appreciation of faith (sensus fidei) on the part of the whole people, when, from the bishops to the last of the faithful, they manifest a universal consent in matters of faith and morals."55
890 The mission of the Magisterium is linked to the definitive nature of the covenant established by God with his people in Christ. It is this Magisterium's task to preserve God's people from deviations and defections and to guarantee them the objective possibility of professing the true faith without error. Thus, the pastoral duty of the Magisterium is aimed at seeing to it that the People of God abides in the truth that liberates. To fulfill this service, Christ endowed the Church's shepherds with the charism of infallibility in matters of faith and morals. The exercise of this charism takes several forms: