The Catholic Church says that it gave us the Bible.
The Bible says that the Holy Spirit gave us the Bible.
The Roman Catholic Church does not have authority over the Bible. Since the Bible is the Word of God (whether we believe it or not), how can mere men give authority to the Word of their Creator and Lord? Even the Roman Catholic Church does not assume this proud position in its official writings. ‘Yet this Magisterium is not superior to the Word of God, but is its servant’ (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 86). Can a servant give authority to his master? Of course not! Neither can the church give authority to the Word of her Lord. (more…)