A believing community has a creed, a code, and a ceremony that they share. Roman Catholics respect their teachers, who are presumed to be telling the truth, so that there is docility to Church teaching, admitting the ability to be taught. There are central beliefs which all Catholics must give the fullest level of assent, the defined dogma, such as the Trinity, One God with three persons, and belief in Jesus Christ, two natures both divine and human. Jesus was a real person who died and rose from the dead. The magisterium comes in the form of papal documents and ecumenical worldwide councils.
“Elihu continued and said.
‘Do you think this to be just?
‘I am in the right before God.’
If you ask?
‘What advantage do I have?
How am I better off than if I had sinned?’
I will answer you
And your friends with you.”
Elihu was going to explain why it was better for Job to admit that he was a sinner. He wanted to show the difference between proclaiming that he was just and that of admitting that he had sinned. He was going to explain it to Job and his 3 friends that it was better to admit to sinning rather than proclaiming his righteous.