Do you like this debate?No Yes +0 Yes +0 With regards to authority, it's more accurate to describe the Reformers' views as prima scripturists , similar to John Wesley. Can someone explain to me why Sola Scriptura an unreasonable doctrine? The term sola scriptura is from the Latin language meaning "only Scripture" or "Scripture alone." The five solas are: Sola Scriptura, Sola Christus, Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, and Sola Deo Gloria. The doctrine of sola Scriptura is a Christian doctrine that the Bible is the supreme authority in all matters of doctrine and practice. A necessarily corollary of the doctrine of sola scriptura is, therefore, the idea of an absolute right of private judgment in the interpretation of the Scriptures. De_Maria: Traditions, doctrines and teachings are basically the same thing. Some of you are truly lost individuals and I only pray that you return to the one true Church that Christ established. Reactions: Xenn. The origin of sola scriptura At the time of the Reformation Luther and the other Protestants were teaching doctrines that contradicted what Tradition and the magisterium had established as true. On the other hand, it mandates the use of tradition. ... All of which are commonly rejected by adherents of sola scriptura doctrine.) So often it’s been said that if you argue from the Bible to the infallibility of Scripture, or the inerrancy of the Bible, or the inspiration of Scripture, then you’re caught in the bonds of a vicious circle. Close. It means that the Scriptures alone are the final and the highest authority. Now, I still don't see then in that case how the Sola Scriptura person functions much differently than the Solo Scriptura one (maybe Solo S. tends to be more irrational?). Sola scriptura offers no way out of these disagreements, except for Christians to split and go their separate ways – hence, myriad denominations. ratio1 December 14, 2017, 3:32am #21. If scripture alone is a legitimate doctrine, why is it not to be found anywhere in the Bible? Because it is dangerous. Introduction. One of the most important doctrines of the 16th century Protestant Reformation led by Martin Luther and John Calvin is sola Scriptura. 10. Sola Scriptura is not a doctrine. First, as Catholic scholars themselves recognize, it is not necessary that the Bible explicitly and formally teach sola Scriptura in order for this doctrine to be true. This should impact how Christians view law in the way that our government and law are ordained by God and under God’s control. Father John Whiteford argues that this doctrine is based on fallacies and explains the Orthodox approach to Holy Scripture. Sola Scriptura (or Scripture Alone) is the conviction that the bible alone is God’s authoritative and infallible message to his people, sufficient for all faith, life and godliness. Hang with me. Add to My Favorites Report this Debate Share with My Friends. “All scripture is given by inspiration of … Sola scriptura became popular during the Protestant Reformation as a reaction against some of the practices of the Roman Catholic Church. 25 comments. I wonder why some Protestants choose to worship a book of paper to the point of believing that its (1) inerrant, (2) infallible and (3) they can interpret it themselves. by Dr. R. C. Sproul “The only source and norm of all Christian knowledge is the Holy Scripture.” This thematic statement introduces De Scriptura Sacra of Heinrich Heppe’s classic work in Reformed dogmatics and provides a succinct expression of the Reformation slogan: Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone). ( ie canon) JonNC December 14, 2017, 10:36am #22. The doctrine of Sola Scriptura helped to restore orthodoxy back to the visible church. 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