scripture & tradition
THE DEPOSIT OF FAITH
Sacred Scripture and sacred Tradition mutually form the Deposit of Faith in the Catholic Church. The depositum fidei or fidei depositum (Lat.) is the body of revealed truth contained in the Scriptures and sacred Tradition that is proposed by the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church for all the faithful to believe or give their sacred assent. Since the divine truth that is revealed cannot change, the deposit of faith is immutable as well. The ancient heritage of the Catholic faith belonging to Scripture and Tradition has the Tri-personal God as its infallible source, and its purpose is the salvation of souls. The Three Pillars of the Catholic faith are Scripture, Tradition, and Magisterium, viz., the Pope in union with all the Bishops in the world.
For the generations to come every male among you who is eight days old
must be circumcised, including those born in your household or bought with
money from a foreigner-those who are not your offspring.
Genesis 17, 12
Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the
name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of
the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who
are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.”
Acts 2, 38-39
In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by
putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, buried
with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in
the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.
Colossians 2, 11-12
Suffer the little children, and forbid them not
to come to me: for the kingdom of heaven is for such.
Matthew 19, 14
While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it,
gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup,
and after giving thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; for
this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the
forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will never again drink of this fruit of the vine until
that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.
Matthew 26, 26-29
The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a sharing in the blood of Christ?
The bread that we break, is it not a sharing in the body of Christ?
1 Corinthians 10, 16
And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of
God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what
it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers.
1 Thessalonians 2, 13
And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth,
the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a
seal, the promised Holy Spirit.
Ephesians 1, 13
Follow the pattern of the sound words which you have heard from me,
in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus; guard the truth that has been
entrusted to you by the Holy Spirit who dwells within us.
2 Timothy 1, 13-14
So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachings
we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter.
2 Thessalonians 2, 15
The word is near you, even in your mouth, and in your heart:
that is, the word of faith, which we preach.
Romans 10, 8
Dearly beloved, taking all care to write unto you concerning your common
salvation, I was under a necessity to write unto you: to beseech you to contend
earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints.
Jude 1, 3
“I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth;
for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak,
and he will declare to you the things that are to come.”
John 16, 12-13