Nice, u didn't add the important verse....verse 9.<quoted text>
At least the "fundies" read the Bible.
1 Corinthians 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
1 Peter 2:8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
1 Peter 2:
A stone that will make people stumble,
and a rock that will make them fall.
They stumble by disobeying the word, as is their destiny.g
* But you are
a chosen race,
a royal priesthood,
a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may announce the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light."
Fundies would not be able to read the Bible if the First Christians called Catholic had not given it to them.
"If the Catholic Church discourages Bible reading, the Pope, the thousands of Catholic Bishops, and the many millions of Catholic lay people, are not aware of it. For the Popes have issued pastoral letters to the whole Church, called encyclicals, on the edifying effects of Bible
reading. The Catholic Bible far outsells all other Christian Bibles
worldwide. In fact, it has always been thus. The very first Christian Bible was produced by the Catholic Church compiled by Catholic scholars of the 2nd and 3rd century and approved for general Christian use by the Catholic Councils of Hippo (393) and Carthage (397). The very first printed Bible was produced under the auspices of the Catholic Church printed by the Catholic inventor of the printing press, Johannes Gutenberg. And the very first Bible with chapters and numbered verses was produced by the Catholic Church the work of Stephen Langton,
Cardinal Archbishop of Canterbury. It was this perennial Catholic
devotion to the Bible which prompted Martin Luther who certainly
cannot be accused of Catholic favoritism to write in his Commentary on St. John: "We are compelled to concede to the Papists that they have the Word of God, that we received it from them, and that without them we should have no knowledge of it at all."