Looking at the Bible as it was meant to be seen!
First we must understand that the bible, all of the 72 books in the Catholic Cannon, are Inerrant. Inerrancy means it is written without error. That refers to truth as its most perfect pronouncement.
With that covered let us begin to attach some grammatical adjectives or adverbs which will place a deeper synopsis to the themes of each book’s intent. What are some of the terms that place a very direct meaning to any particular theme with an understandable definition.
Treacherous, as found in Genesis. “The fall of man and the devil’s turning Adam and Eve against God.” (Gn 3: 1 - 5). Can any of us place ourselves within this attraction to what is wrong, yet go after it at any cost; perhaps our soul!
Warning, discovered when God finds our disobedience has gone beyond his graciousness, and he had to make changes in our future trek through life. “Then the Lord said to the serpent; “Because you have done this, you shall be banned from all the animals and all the wild creatures; on your belly shall you crawl, and dirt shall you eat all the days of your life. I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; He will strike at your head while you strike at his heel.” To the woman he said “I will intensify the pangs of your childbearing; in pain shall you bring forth children.” To the man he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree of which I had forbidden you to eat, Cursed be the ground because of you!” (Gn 3: 14 - 17).
The bible also shows promises; To Noah, following the flood to rid evil from the earth, said; “Never again will I doom the earth because of man, since the desires of man’s heart are evil from the start; nor will I ever strike down all living beings, as I have done.” (Gn 8: 21).
“If we sin deliberately after receiving knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains sacrifice for sins but a fearful prospect of judgment and a flaming fire that is going to consume the adversaries. Anyone who rejects the law of Moses is put to death without pity on the testimony of two or three witnesses. Do you think that a much worse punishment is due to the one who has contempt for the Son of God, considers unclean the covenant-blood by which he was consecrated, and insults the spirit of grace? We know the one who said: “Vengeance is mine; I will repay,” and again : “The Lord will judge his people.” it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. (Heb 10: 26 - 30).
We find through the Incarnation and the life of Jesus through his Father’s will, three and a half years of a ministry of parables, miracles, and examples of his Father’s love for mankind by a teaching that far outreaches all other manners of reaching the unlearned. Most especially the Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount. Herein we find the very essence of catechizing from Jesus Christ. (Mt 5: 1 - 12). These attributes also stand as encouragement with all the many contrasts to the Law of the Moses and the Law of the Spirit of God. (Mt 5: 13 - 48).
Whenever we find our life becoming a lack of security the first thing to look for is a safety net. The very life of Christ fulfilling the promise of his Father becomes that cushion catching our drooping spirits and threats of eternal damnation is real and stops the fall in time of grace fulfilled in each soul he came to redeem. “But now I am coming to you. I speak this in the world so that they may share my joy completely. I gave them your word, and the world hated them, because they do not belong to the world any more than I belong to the world. I do not ask that you take them out of the world but that you keep them from the evil one. They do not belong to the world any more than I belong to the world. Consecrate them in the truth. Your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I send them into the world. And I consecrate myself for them, so that they also may be consecrated in truth.” (Jn 17: 13 - 19). A segment of Jesus' prayer to his Father prior to his arrest and Passion for our redemption.
These preceding excerpts are but several examples of how we need to search and digest the very meaning of the many scriptural passages where each one entails the depth of each one pertaining to Christ and his Incarnation for our salvation.
Ralph B. Hathaway