Psalm 36:9 explains, “For with thee is the fountain of life; in thy light we see light.” God’s truth is seen in the light of God’s truth. And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”, “And as for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the Lord: “My Spirit that is upon you, and my words that I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, or out of the mouth of your offspring, or out of the mouth of your children's offspring,” says the Lord, “from this time forth and forevermore.”. John 20:30; 21:25 – Jesus did many other things not written in the Scriptures. The Epistles of Paul [the apostle] in number fourteen. 2:15). And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. I have applied all these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, brothers, that you may learn by us not to go beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up in favor of one against another. Private judgment leads to divisions, and this is why there are 30,000 different Protestant denominations. Concerning the confirmation of this canon, the transmarine Church shall be consulted.” Council of Hippo, Canon 36 (A.D. 393). That is all well and good, but my point is that sola Scriptura created an atmosphere in which the Bible was the only authority in all matters. “Item, that besides the Canonical Scriptures nothing be read in the church under the name of divine Scripture. Also, Peter’s use of the word “ignorant” means unschooled, which presupposes the requirement of oral apostolic instruction that comes from the Church. His letter is not enough. 3:16 – further, the verse “all Scripture” uses the words “pasa graphe” which actually means every (not all) Scripture. 2:15 – the fullness of the Gospel is the apostolic tradition which includes either teaching by word of mouth or by letter. “Ophelimos” only means useful, which underscores that Scripture is not mandatory or exclusive. Other Passages used to Support “Sola Scriptura”, I. Scripture Must be Interpreted in Light of Church Tradition, II. The Westminster Confession of Faith (1.6) defines Sola Scriptura as “the whole counsel of God concerning all things necessary for His own glory, man's salvation, faith and life, is either expressly set down in Scripture, or by good and necessary consequence may be deduced from Scripture: unto which nothing at any time is to be added, whether by new revelations of the Spirit, or … Moreover, the Apostle here refers to the scriptures which Timothy was taught in his infancy. Since leaving the Catholic church, as well as during my stay there, I have heard time after time all sorts of arguments, for and against, "Sola Scriptura," which translated means "Bible Alone." Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. That the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. 4:6) and that tradition, even so-called Sacred Tradition, is judged by Scriptures. And by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. Last of all that by John.” Origen, Commentary on Matthew, fragment in Eusebius Church History, 6:25,3 (A.D. 244). Apr 28, 2020 - Bible passages taken from the text of the Authorized Version of Scripture. Q 1:11,19 – Non-Catholics sometimes refer to Jesus’ commands to John to write as support for the theory that the Bible is the only source of Christian faith. ‣ Mark 7:13. “Besides the canonical Scriptures, nothing shall be read, in the church under the title of divine writings.’. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. 3:14 – Protestants usually use 2 Tim. The Bible Indicates that In Addition to the Written Word, we are to accept Oral Tradition. Notwithstanding what many Protestants argue, God’s Word is not always obvious. So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 3:1-9 – for example, the Lord speaks to Samuel, but Samuel doesn’t recognize it is God. Why? “[T]hey who are placed without the Church, cannot attain to any understanding of the divine word. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life. Acts 17:11-12 – Also, the Bereans, being more “noble” or “fair minded,” meant that they were more reasonable and less violent than the Thessalonians in Acts. This week, we will look at the teaching of “sola Scriptura,” or only the Bible. M It is an instruction to a bishop of the Church. God did not guarantee the Holy Spirit would lead each of us to infallibly interpret the Scriptures. 1 Cor. Social events were Bible studies and we memorized Bible verses and had Bible games and flashcards. Knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold. When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and the elders, and they declared all that God had done with them. Since leaving the Catholic church, as well as during my stay there, I have heard time after time all sorts of arguments, for and against, "Sola Scriptura," which translated means "Bible Alone." The Bible … V Likewise the Apocalypse of John, one book. These rules are necessary. Catholics agree with Protestants that Scripture is a “standard of truth”—even the preeminent one—but not in a sense that rules out the binding authority of authentic apostolic Tradition and the Church. “For they [heretics] do not teach as the church does; their message does no accord with the truth.” Epiphanius, Panarion, 47 (A.D. 377). A.D. 401-417), Epistle to Exsuperius Bishop of Toulose, 6:7,13 (A.D. 405). For he powerfully refuted the Jews in public, showing by the Scriptures that the Christ was Jesus. “Learn also diligently, and from the Church, what are the books of the Old Testaments, and what those of the New.” Cyril of Jerusalem, Catechetical Lectures, 4:33 (A.D. 350). This disproves “Bible alone” theology. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from any brother who is walking in idleness and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us. Either Paul is contradicting his own teaching on sola Scriptura, or Paul was not teaching sola Scriptura in 2 Tim. Sola Scriptura : A Blueprint for Anarchy The Catholic case against sola scriptura may be summarized by saying that sola scriptura is unhistorical, unbiblical and unworkable. Unless otherwise indicated, all content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. Yes, Jesus commands John to write because John was in exile in Patmos and could not preach the Word (which was Jesus’ usual command). All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As you have been brought up in the Catholic faith, do that which you would do for a wrong belief. When the disciples reached the other side, they had forgotten to bring any bread. “Bible Camps and “Bible Colleges”. 1. “All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that ... Acts 17:11. “For heresies, and certain tenets of perversity, ensnaring souls and hurling them into the deep, have not sprung up except when good Scriptures are not rightly understood, and when that in them which is not rightly understood is rashly and boldly asserted. Not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. 2 Timothy 3:16-17. The Bible is complete, authoritative, and true. A Biblical Defense of Sola Scriptura! They must be very careful to pursue that course which, in the beginning of this Commonitory, we said that holy and learned men had commended to us, that is to say, they must interpret the sacred Canon according to the traditions of the Universal Church and in keeping with the rules of Catholic doctrine, in which Catholic and Universal Church, moreover, they must follow universality, antiquity, consent.” Vincent of Lerins, Commonitory of the Antinquity and Universality of the Catholic Faith, 70 (A.D. 434). There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures. And Paul went in, as was his custom, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures, If he called them gods to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be broken—. She appoints the sons whom she has born for the kingdom. Sola scriptura becomes "canon" fodder as soon as the Catholic asks the Protestant to explain how the books of the Bible got into the Bible. T 3:17, which shows that the Scriptures are not exclusive, and that other things (good deeds and purity) are also profitable to men. 216 likes. And I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers. Sola Scriptura proposes that the scriptures are the only source of infallible and authoritative doctrine, and that if a rule of faith (doctrine) is not taught in scripture, and cannot be proven by scripture alone, then that rule of faith is not binding upon Christians. Of Peter the Apostle two epistles, of James the Apostle one epistle, of John the Apostle one epistle, of another John, the presbyter, two epistles, of Jude the Zealut, the Apostle one epistle.” Pope Damasus (regn. Sola Scriptura, the foundation of the Protestant Reformation 500 years ago, was a call to return to the roots of our faith by embracing Scripture alone as our highest authority. Worship God.” For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. Why is Sola Scriptura Important to our Faith? 3:16-17 – Finally, if these verses really mean that Paul was teaching sola Scriptura to the early Church, then why in 1 Thess. Thus, there is an appeal to tradition before there is an appeal to the Scriptures, and Protestants generally ignore this fact. ‣ “But beyond these [Scriptural] sayings, let us look at the very tradition, teaching and faith of the Catholic Church from the beginning, which the Lord gave, the Apostles preached, and the Fathers kept.” Athanasius, Four Letters to Serapion of Thmuis, 1:28 (A.D. 360). If I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth. The Mosaic law? I cannot find a verse, which says the Bible is the one and only authentic and infallible guide to Christian doctrine and practice. While the scriptures' meaning is mediated through many kinds of subordinate authority, such as the ordinary teaching offices of a denominated church, the ecumenical creeds, the councils of the catholic church, and so on - sola scriptura, on the other hand, rejects any original infallible authority othe 3:16-17 to prove that the Bible is the sole authority of God’s word. Since Sola Scriptura is not taught explicitly in verse 16, the protestant will make the argument that—based on the following verse—the scripture is sufficient for the man of God to be complete and equipped for every good work, and that therefore the Bible is completely sufficient for all binding doctrines (even though it says good works, not doctrines), thus proving Sola Scriptura. “[A]ll heresies, that they evermore delight in profane novelties, scorn the decisions of antiquity, and …make shipwreck of the faith. I hope to see you soon, and we will talk face to face. 2 Tradition / Church Fathers. “Bible Camps and “Bible Colleges”. It is true that the New Testament speaks of following the “traditions” (=teachings) of the apostles, whether oral or written. OpenBible.info 3:16 – also, these inspired Old Testament Scriptures Paul is referring to included the deuterocanonical books which the Protestants removed from the Bible 1,500 years later. I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. ‣ The words of the Bible, in spite of what many Protestants must argue, are not always clear and understandable. Is Sola Scriptura to be blamed for all the separation in the Protestant Church? You turn the weapons granted to the Church against the Synagogue, against belief in the Church’s preaching, and distort against the common salvation of all the sure meaning of a saving doctrine.” Hilary of Poitiers, On the Trinity, 12:36 (inter A.D. 356-359). Sola Scriptura does not mean we neglect good teaching, disengage from all other sources of information, or hold so literally to the Bible’s words that we become misinformed by wrong interpretation. “Those, therefore, who desert the preaching of the Church, call in question the knowledge of the holy presbyters, not taking into consideration of how much greater consequence is a religious man, even in a private station, than a blasphemous and impudent sophist. The Bible doesn’t teach that. And when this letter has been read among you, have it also read in the church of the Laodiceans; and see that you also read the letter from Laodicea. In proceeding to make mention of these things [the canon], I shall adopt, to comment my undertaking, the pattern of Luke…to reduce into order for themselves the books termed apocryphal, and to mix them up with the divinely inspired Scripture, concerning which we have been fully persuaded, as they who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the Word, delivered to the fathers; it seemed good to me also, having been urged thereto by true brethren, and having learned from the beginning, to set before you the books included in the Canon…” Athanasius, Festal Letters, 39 (A.D. 397). Rev. Blog, A 2:14 – Paul says that God has called us “through our Gospel.” What is the fullness of the Gospel? It is like the doctrine of “Holy Trinity” to which the words “Holy Trinity” is unbiblical. That of the New Testament, again, is contained within the following:–Four books of the Gospel, according to Matthew, according to Mark, according to Luke, according to John; fourteen epistles of the Apostle Paul–one to the Romans, two to the Corinthians, one to the Galatians, to the Ephesians, to the Philippians, two to the Thessalonians, one to the Colossians, two to Timothy, one to Titus, to Philemon, to the Hebrews: two of Peter; three of John; one of Jude; and one of James; one book of the Acts of the Apostles; and one of the Revelation of John.” Augustine, On Christian Doctrine, 2:8,12 (A.D. 426). This contradicts the fact that Jesus himself said that he was going to found a Church and that he was going to … Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; Concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh, Explaining and proving that it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead, and saying, “This Jesus, whom I proclaim to you, is the Christ.”. 1 Scripture. Not devoting themselves to Jewish myths and the commands of people who turn away from the truth. In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”. But rest assured, its essence exists in the Bible. For we are not writing to you anything other than what you read and acknowledge and I hope you will fully acknowledge—. Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Job one book, Tobias one book, Esdras two books, Esther one book, Judith one book, Machabees two books. Y They have received those rites which they explain from the Church’s tradition. To the Romans one, to the Corinthians two, to the Ephesians one, to the Thessalonians two, to the Galatians one, to the Philippians one, to the Colossians one, to Timothy two, to Titus one, to Philemon one, to the Hebrews one. How are they to distinguish truth from falsehood in the sacred Scriptures? Catholics agree that Scripture is materially sufficient. ‣ But when Jesus said “search the Scriptures,” He was rebuking the Jews who did not believe that He was the Messiah. The NIV Sola Scriptura Bible Project shares that vision and invites you back to read the living Word in … The Word of God is all that is posted here except for your tasteful responses. Powerful Sola Scriptura proof texts: A. Abide only within scripture to the exclusion of oral tradition: 1 Corinthians 4:6 Now these things, brethren, I have figuratively applied to myself and Apollos for your sakes, so that in us you may learn not to exceed what is written , so that no one of you will become arrogant in behalf of one against the other. O ‣ 3:16-17. ‣ And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to test him they asked him to show them a sign from heaven. And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Can’t I just study the Bible on my own and let the Holy Spirit guide me to all truth? 1 Cor. The church of believers is great, and its bosom most ample; it embraces the fulness (or, the whole) of the two Testaments.” Ephraem, Adv. And you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. He answered them, “And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? And how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. Doctrine states 66 Books of the Protestant Holy Bible are the only source for the precepts of the Christian Faith. Sola Scriptura is the position that you can trust Scripture and Scripture alone as your sole authority for your faith and life. According to this Roman Catholic and Orthodox argument, the only way God could state by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, that scripture is all-sufficient, is if it was the very last verse of the very last book written in the Bible. 28:19; Mark 16:15 – those that preached the Gospel to all creation but did not write the Gospel were not less obedient to Jesus, or their teachings less important. The principle of “sola Scriptura” is basic to accurate interpretation of Scripture. You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, Thus making void the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. Thus, the erroneous Protestant reading of “pasa graphe” would mean every single passage of Scripture is exclusive. “For the blessed apostle Paul himself, following the rule of his predecessor John, writes only by name to seven Churches in the following order–to the Corinthians afirst…there is a second to the Corinthians and to the Thessalonians, yet one Church is recognized as being spread over the entire world…Howbeit to Philemon one, to Titus one, and to Timothy two were put in writing…to be in honour however with the Catholic Church for the ordering of ecclesiastical discipline…one to the Laodicenes, another to the Alexandrians, both forged in Paul’s name to suit the heresy of Marcion, and several others, which cannot be received into the Catholic Church; for it is not fitting that gall be mixed with honey. '” Cyprian, Unity of the Church, 6 (A.D. 256). Sola Scriptura means that the Scriptures–the Old and New Testaments (excluding the Catholic Apocrypha)–are the final authority in all that they address (1 Cor. Sola Scriptura: The Bible Does Not State a Preference for Oral Tradition The Catholic use of 3 John to prove the superiority of oral tradition is a classic example of taking a text out of context. Catholics agree with Protestants that Scripture is a … ‣ Though I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and ink. 2.2 II. “True knowledge is [that which consists in] the doctrine of the apostles, and the ancient constitution of the Church throughout all the world, and the distinctive manifestation of the body of Christ according to the successions of the bishops, by which they have handed down that Church which exists in every place, and has come even unto us, being guarded and preserved without any forging of Scriptures, by a very complete system of doctrine, and neither receiving addition nor [suffering] curtailment [in the truths which she believes]; and [it consists in] reading [the word of God] without falsification, and a lawful and diligent exposition in harmony with the Scriptures, both without danger and without blasphemy; and [above all, it consists in] the pre-eminent gift of love, which is more precious than knowledge, more glorious than prophecy, and which excels all the other gifts [of God].” Irenaeus, Against Heresies, 4,33:8 (inter A.D. 180-199). Many of them therefore believed, with not a few Greek women of high standing as well as men. ‣ Hold fast the faith of the Church: hold fast the truth of the Creed: hold fast the salvation of baptism.” John Cassian, Incarnation of the Lord, 6:5 (c. A.D. 429). 2 Thessalonians 3:6 ESV / 10 helpful votesNot Helpful. For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 2.1 I. Scripture Must be Interpreted in Light of Church Tradition. “For those are slothful who, having it in their power to provide themselves with proper proofs for the divine Scriptures from the Scriptures themselves, select only what contributes to their own pleasures. There is no instruction in the Scriptures about obeying the Bible alone (the word “Bible” is not even in the Bible). 2 Timothy 3:16 Filed Under: The Bible Tagged With: bible, Your email address will not be published. Others say Paul is quoting a proverb regarding kids learning to write by tracing letters. “I have often then inquired earnestly and attentively of very many men eminent for sanctity and learning, how and by what sure and so to speak universal rule I may be able to distinguish the truth of Catholic faith from the falsehood of heretical depravity; and I have always, and in almost every instance, received an answer to this effect: That whether I or any one else should wish to detect the frauds and avoid the snares of heretics as they rise, and to continue sound and complete in the Catholic faith, we must, the Lord helping, fortify our own belief in two ways; first, by the authority of the Divine Law, and then, by the Tradition of the Catholic Church.” Vincent of Lerins, Commonitory of the Antiquity and Universality of the Catholic Faith, 2:4 (A.D. 434). 2 Tim. John is not comparing oral and written tradition about the past but a written, as opposed to a personal, communication in the present. ... And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. “They teach what they themselves have learnt from their predecessors. See, for example, 1 Cor. 2 Tim. Let what you heard from the beginning abide in you. For the ship exhibits a type of Church, the word of life placed and preached within which, they who are without, and lie near like barren and useless sands, cannot understand.” Hilary of Poitiers, On Matthew, Homily 13:1 (A.D. 355). 2:2 – Paul says apostolic tradition is passed on to future generations, but he says nothing about all apostolic traditions being eventually committed to the Bible. We will see that “sola Scriptura” shows us some important rules about understanding the Bible. Catholic Wedding Ceremony – Traditional and Modern Services. I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel—. Then the dragon became furious with the woman and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. 2 Tim. We cannot interpret them infallibly on our own. The main problem I have is Sola Scriptura. And Bestiality. If the doctrine of Sola Scriptura were true, then based on Greek verse 16, each and every book of the Bible could stand on its own as the sole rule of faith, a position which is obviously absurd. “Now the cause, in all the points previously enumerated, of the false opinions, and of the impious statements or ignorant assertions about God, appears to be nothing else than the not understanding the Scripture according to its spiritual meaning, but the interpretation of it agreeably to the mere letter. Can you please show me where in the Bible it teaches Sola Scriptura? This wording is the same as 2 Tim. But this is what Protestants must argue in order to support their doctrine of sola Scriptura. “If you produce from the divine scriptures something that we all share, we shall have to listen. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. We need divinely appointed leadership within the Church to teach us. By saying don’t go above line, Paul is probably instructing them not to be arrogant. “Now the whole canon of Scripture on which we say this judgment is to be exercised, is contained in the following books:–Five books of Moses, that is, Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy; one book of Joshua the son of Nun; one of Judges; one short book called Ruth, which seems rather to belong to the beginning of Kings; next, four books of Kings, and two of Chronicles –these last not following one another, but running parallel, so to speak, and going over the same ground. ” ‘So then, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye were taught, whether by word, or by Epistle of ours.’ Hence it is manifest, that they did not deliver all things by Epistle, but many things also unwritten, and in like manner both the one and the other are worthy of credit. “And, O wretched heretic! Sola Scriptura, by contrast, spreads out the Bible over four volumes. 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