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What evidence is there to support the position that the Bible is truly the Word of God to mankind?
The Christian perspective (or perhaps more Catholic/Orthodox perspective) is that the Son of God established a Church by where in its authority it declared these writings to be inspired by God (the Holy Spirit) and therefore true scripture. This perspective would alleviate your circular reference problem.
What place do ritual and ceremony have in the church today? (Liturgical POV)
@sticmann, thank you for your welcoming. Not to be coy, but I did reference a biblical account of Jesus's use and establishment of ritual in mentioning the Last Supper and the reference to the verse and chapter in Luke. This is also why I offer a link for a more in-depth exegesis of this from a Catholic perspective using a scriptural approach.