One of the controversies at the time of the Protestant reformation was captured in the phrase of Martin Luther: scripture alone. Catholics responded that revelation was containted in both scripture and tradition. St. Paul comes down on the side of tradition as revelatory along with scripture in his epistle to the Corinthians: I handed on to you as of first importance what I also received. Despite his dramatic revelation of Jesus on the road to Damascus he was dependent on the tradition, “what he received” from the first followers of Jesus for a fuller understanding of faith. The Church has the responsibility of faithfully handing one what we have received to the next generation of believers. We read the Bible and heed the church’s teaching.