Sola Scriptura: Explanation of Tradition 1 (Part 1)

Sola scriptura (Tradition 1[1]) means that Scripture is the final and infallible authority.  The Bible is the sole authority because it is divine revelation (Scripture = divine revelation).  Nowhere else is special revelation found, but in the Bible alone.  God, however, did not just drop Scripture from the sky and leave us on our own to interpret it.  Scripture alone does not mean my Bible and me only.  It does not mean that there is no church or Spirit. The Reformed assert that the Bible is the supreme authority.  The Bible alone is the rule for faith and life.  What about the function of the church? Sola scriptura assumes that the church is a subordinate authority. The role of the church is a subordinate authority needed alongside of Scripture. The church needs the Holy Spirit also.  You cannot rightly divide Scripture without the work of the Holy Spirit in His church.  The next few posts will defend Tradition 1 by looking at the attributes of Scripture.


[1] See previous posts for an explanation of Tradition 1.


Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Sola Scriptura: Explanation of Tradition 1 (Part 1)

  1. Pingback: Articles of Interest for Scriptural Study | Moje Da Poet: Meditations & Musings

  2. Pingback: Articles of Interest for Scriptural Study « Variegated Vision

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s