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But rather, an apology in the ancient sense of the word - which is to make a reasoned defense of something or someone.
In ancient times, the word apology referred to the case a lawyer would make on behalf of his client.
And, we must die with Christ in order to live with Him as Romans 6:8 tells us. Sounds kind of like they may have been looking at a Crucifix, doesn't it? The Church has always taught that Adam and Eve were real people and were the first human beings from whom all other human beings are descended.
In 1950, Pope Pius XII, in Paragraph 37 of an encyclical entitled Humani Generis, states, "..faithful " In other words, the Church teaches that all humanity descended from Adam and Eve. Paragraph #38, states: "This [encyclical], in fact, clearly points out that the first eleven chapters of Genesis......" Again, Adam and Eve are not myths, and the rest of Genesis is not legend. Challenge anyone, who teaches differently, to produce their sources from a magisterial document. They can, however, produce countless books and articles by "theologians". Back to top Actually, there is no truth to that, whatsoever.
#2) And this flows right from #1, the Catholic Church can be defended from the Bible better than any other Christian faith tradition can be.As Paul says in verse 24, Christ crucified is the "power of God".