Scripture Alone?
Twenty One Reasons to Reject Sola Scriptura
Posted: 14 April 2019

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.

Contents

  1. The Doctrine of Sola Scriptura is not taught anywhere in the Bible
  2. The Bible Indicates that In Addition to the Written Word, we are to accept Oral Tradition
  3. The Bible Calls the Church and not the Bible the “Pillar and Ground of the Truth.”
  4. Christ tells us to submit to the Authority of the Church
  5. Scripture itself states that it is insufficient of itself as a teacher, but rather needs an interpreter.
  6. The first Christians did not have a Bible
  7. The Church produced the Bible not vice-versa
  8. The idea of the Scripture’s Authority existing apart from the authority of the Teacher Church is utterly foreign to the Early Church.
  9. Heresiarchs and heretical movements based their doctrines on Scripture interpreted apart from Tradition and the Magisterium.
  10. The Canon of the Bible was not settled until the 4th Century.
  11. An “Extra-Biblical” Authority Identified the Canon of the Bible.
  12. The Belief that Scripture is “Self-Authenticating” Does Not Hold Up under Examination
  13. None of the Original Biblical Manuscripts is Extant.
  14. The Biblical Manuscripts Contain Thousands of Variations
  15. There Are Hundreds of Bible Versions.
  16. The Bible Was Not Available to Individual Believers until the 15th Century.
  17. The Doctrine of Sola Scriptura Did Not Exist Prior to the 14th Century.
  18. The Doctrine of Sola Scriptura Produces Bad Fruit, Namely, Division and Disunity.
  19. The Doctrine of Sola Scriptura Does Not Allow for a Final, Definitive Interpretation of any given Passage of Scripture.
  20. The Protestant Bible Is Missing 7 Entire Books
  21. The Doctrine of Sola Scriptura Had its Source in Luther’s Own Emotional Problems.

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