[quote:2m74osxk]one thing i want to ask the moderators especially, is the fact that evangelical faith is largely based on the bible verse where Jesus says, “I am the way, the truth, and the life…[b:2m74osxk]no one [/b:2m74osxk]gets to the Father but by me.” …What’s the Catholic view of that verse…?[/quote:2m74osxk]
From the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
[b:2m74osxk]1696[/b:2m74osxk] The way of Christ “leads to life”; a contrary way “leads to destruction.” The Gospel parable of the two ways remains ever present in the catechesis of the Church; it shows the importance of moral decisions for our salvation: “There are two ways, the one of life, the other of death; but between the two, there is a great difference.”
[b:2m74osxk]459 [/b:2m74osxk]The Word became flesh to be our model of holiness: “Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me.” “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me.” On the mountain of the Transfiguration, the Father commands: “Listen to him!” Jesus is the model for the Beatitudes and the norm of the new law: “Love one another as I have loved you.” This love implies an effective offering of oneself, after his example.
[quote:2m74osxk]because although, like most of you say, the bible alone isn’t the way to go, i would think that atleast much of the bible is legitimate to live a Christian life by, and that seems like a very blunt, clear-cut verse…let me know your thoughts….[/quote:2m74osxk]
Also from the CCC:
[b:2m74osxk]103 [/b:2m74osxk]For this reason, the Church has always venerated the Scriptures as she venerates the Lord’s Body. She never ceases to present to the faithful the bread of life, taken from the one table of God’s Word and Christ’s Body.
[b:2m74osxk]104 [/b:2m74osxk]In Sacred Scripture, the Church constantly finds her nourishment and her strength, for she welcomes it not as a human word, “but as what it really is, the word of God”. “In the sacred books, the Father who is in heaven comes lovingly to meet his children, and talks with them.”
[b:2m74osxk]133 [/b:2m74osxk]The Church “forcefully and specifically exhorts all the Christian faithful. . . to learn the surpassing knowledge of Jesus Christ, by frequent reading of the divine Scriptures. Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ.
[b:2m74osxk]135 [/b:2m74osxk]”The Sacred Scriptures contain the Word of God and, because they are inspired, they are truly the Word of God” (DV 24).
[b:2m74osxk]141 [/b:2m74osxk]”The Church has always venerated the divine Scriptures as she venerated the Body of the Lord” (DV 21): both nourish and govern the whole Christian life. “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Ps 119:105; cf. Is 50:4).
Catholics may not believe in the Bible alone, but we have only the highest views of Sacred Scripture.