God would never treat his children that way. Scripture also attests to the relationship between God and humankind, casting light upon it and guiding it in a certain way.
Members of the Church are to recognize their own weaknesses, repent and work on overcoming them 1 John ; Revelation Consideration needs to be given to the practical implications of the distinction between Apostolic Tradition and Church traditions.
Jesus is central to the cosmos, the King of the Universe and the one who gives ultimate meaning to all reality.
I wish biblical application were always this straightforward. Shoppers must now look through the window, spot the items they want, and then ring a bell to be served through a small hatch in the door. At that time God will raise from the grave people from all nations, along with the people of Israel—all resurrected together Matthew Matthew 20 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not: 21 Woe to you, Chorazin!
Clearly, the primary mission of the Church is transmitting the Divine Word to everyone. Only through the Word of God are we able to understand the Church. Does this mean the Church will have failed? The complete hermeneutic circle must be followed, namely, to believe so as to understand, and to understand so as to believe; faith seeks understanding and understanding opens the way to faith.
He said to him, Feed my sheep. The following are a few theological points on this relation, which are clearly applicable in pastoral activity. Finally, the Magisterium of the Church, which is not above the Word of God, has the responsibility "to authentically interpret the Word of God, whether written or handed down", by "listening to it devoutly, guarding it scrupulously and explaining it faithfully" DV