[QUOTE]Originally Posted by Carlan:
As Catholics we defend the Faith the way it was handed down to us from Christ through the Apostles to the best of our ability. We pray for enlightenment for ourselves and others.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE]REPLY By Whadyamean
The praying is very admirable and may be useful.It is the “hand(ing) down to us from Christ through the Apostles to the best of our ability” that is of concern. Given the ideas of say the discipline of general semantics, we know that everything from witnessing, through collecting, translation, interpretation, building a canon, etc, etc, is an exceptionally chancy matter not unlike the game of “telephone” as played by children, all genuine sincerity, good intention, devotion, etc., aside. So even if there is a skeleton of truth referring to actuality, what that actuality is may be functionally distorted even by a slight deviation. [/QUOTE]
My Response PJM
Actually it is not chancy at all. WHY? Because the claim of 2 Tim. 3:13-17 must be true or there is ZERO value to the bible.
One must never overlook the FACT that Jesus Himself warrants, guides, and protects the teachings of the CC; the Pope and the Magesterium Both out of God’s Desire to do so and because it is a ABSOLUTE necessity that he, God do so.
I do not claim that this or that translation can’t be in error; BUT ONLY that the Church; The Pope and the Magesterium cannot be in error. One must acknowledge that significant difference.
Matt.10: 1 -8 “And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every infirmity.
 The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zeb’edee, and John his brother; … These twelve Jesus sent out, charging them, “Go nowhere among the Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans, … And preach as you go, saying, `The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’
Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying, give without pay.”
And I will pray the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, to be with you for ever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him; you know him, for he dwells with you, and will be in you.’ THIS IS FULFILLED IN Jn.20:21-22 [Pentecost Sunday] “ Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.”