These words of Christ on the cross present a difficulty to many, but they are by no means, as Rationalists would have us believe, a cry of despair.
The question of Biblical truth historically is associated with the topic of inerrancy. With the advent of critical scholarship the notion of inerrancy require serious qualifications.
The servant of God in Isaiah is a Hebrew figure that either represents the nation of Israel or is a leader of Israel, hence possibly Messiah.
Although God is the principal author of the Bible, the human authors worked freely. God did not reduce them to automatons or even to secretaries taking dictation.
Purgatory is a defined doctrine of the Catholic faith. As a Catholic you must believe in it, and, if you are a student of Scripture and early Church practices, you should believe in it.
'The books of Scripture must be acknowledged as teaching firmly, faithfully, and without error that truth which God wanted put into the sacred writings for the sake of our salvation'.
Jesus’ use of Abba continues to be regarded as an authentic expression of Jesus’ special relationship with God.
The 7 Spiritual Works of Mercy are: to counsel the doubtful, to instruct the ignorant...
The 7 Corporal Works of Mercy are: to feed the hungry, to give drink to the thirsty...
Christ performed real miracles. He performed actions which the powers of human nature cannot perform, actions which make an exception to all the laws of Creation.