Friday, May 01, 2009

Apologetics Bible Tab System

First, the poll results.  It breaks down like this:

6 of us are comfortable writing and highlighting, for study, in our Bibles.
10 of us do not. Lifelong Catholics? hrm?  :-)  
3 Rarely.  Perhaps this is because they have little opportunity to do so.
1 person has no Bible.

Thats ok, everyone's welcome here.

In our weekly class last week Father gave us a system of highlighting and "flagging" certain passages for apologetics use.  The system is so thorough and easy to use that I quickly adopted it.  It works like this:

There are several subjects and each gets its own color.  All you have to do is go out and buy those Post-it note flags at your local store and some highlighters.  

Here are the subjects:

Baptism
Grace
Eucharist
Catholic Issues
Other Sacraments
Salvation/Holiness
Saints
Church Authority
Divinity of Christ
Our Lady

There are others as well, but I am using a "pocket bible" for a reason so I cut a few out.  This is a great system to use for instance you are confronted by Mormon or Jehovah's Witness missionaries and need a quick reference to explain the Faith with. (1 Peter 3:15)


For instance, if you are confronted by a missionary arguing about Baptism...simply flip to a blue tab and voila!  No need to fumble and stumble around the Bible.  



This really isn't a study tool, its an apologetics tool.  However it is a great way for any Catholic (or Protestant for that matter) to learn their way around the Bible and more about their Faith.

N.B. The Bible shown here was sort of a gift from a fellow parishoner.  It is a pocket Baronius Press Douay Rheims.

1 comment:

Moonshadow said...

10 of us do not. Lifelong Catholics? hrm? :-) As it happens ... :-)

Looks like a good system.

"The whole truth is generally the ally of virtue; a half-truth is always the ally of some vice." - G.K. Chesterton