Here are the classic reasons why the Protestant dogma of Sola Scriptura - “Scripture Alone” - is absolutely wrong, is unscriptural, man-made and prevents Protestants from ever having a firm doctrinal foundation. The book shows that: Christ gave us Tradition and the teaching authority of His Church; the first Christians did not have a complete Bible and Scripture itself states that it is insufficient of itself calling the Church and not the Bible “the pillar and ground of the truth.
- The Doctrine of Sola Scriptura is not taught anywhere in the Bible
- The Bible Indicates that In Addition to the Written Word, we are to accept Oral Tradition
- The Bible Calls the Church and not the Bible the “Pillar and Ground of the Truth.”
- Christ tells us to submit to the Authority of the Church
- Scripture itself states that it is insufficient of itself as a teacher, but rather needs an interpreter.
- The first Christians did not have a Bible
- The Church produced the Bible not vice-versa
- The idea of the Scripture’s Authority existing apart from the authority of the Teacher Church is utterly foreign to the Early Church.
- Heresiarchs and heretical movements based their doctrines on Scripture interpreted apart from Tradition and the Magisterium.
- The Canon of the Bible was not settled until the 4th Century.
- An “Extra-Biblical” Authority Identified the Canon of the Bible.
- The Belief that Scripture is “Self-Authenticating” Does Not Hold Up under Examination
- None of the Original Biblical Manuscripts is Extant.
- The Biblical Manuscripts Contain Thousands of Variations
- There Are Hundreds of Bible Versions.
- The Bible Was Not Available to Individual Believers until the 15th Century.
- The Doctrine of Sola Scriptura Did Not Exist Prior to the 14th Century.
- The Doctrine of Sola Scriptura Produces Bad Fruit, Namely, Division and Disunity.
- The Doctrine of Sola Scriptura Does Not Allow for a Final, Definitive Interpretation of any given Passage of Scripture.
- The Protestant Bible Is Missing 7 Entire Books
- The Doctrine of Sola Scriptura Had its Source in Luther’s Own Emotional Problems.
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