PROBLEMS WITH THE DOCTRINE OF SOLA SCRIPTURA

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Jacob Dahlen, May 8, 2006.

  1. Jacob Dahlen

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    A. IT IS A DOCTRINE BASED UPON A NUMBER OF FAULTY ASSUMPTIONS

    An assumption is something that we take for granted from the outset, usually quite unconsciously. As long as an assumption is a valid one, all is fine and well; but a false assumption inevitably leads to false conclusions. One would hope that even when one has made an unconscious assumption that when his conclusions are proven faulty he would then ask himself where his underlying error lay. Protestants who are willing to honestly assess the current state of the Protestant world, must ask themselves why, if Protestantism and its foundational teaching of Sola Scriptura are of God, has it resulted in over twenty-thousand differing groups that cant agree on basic aspects of what the Bible says, or what it even means to be a Christian? Why (if the Bible is sufficient apart from Holy Tradition) can a Baptist, a Jehovahs Witness, a Charismatic, and a Methodist all claim to believe what the Bible says and yet no two of them agree what it is that the Bible says? Obviously, here is a situation in which Protestants have found themselves that is wrong by any stretch or measure. Unfortunately, most Protestants are willing to blame this sad state of affairs on almost anything — anything except the root problem. The idea of Sola Scriptura is so foundational to Protestantism that to them it is tantamount to denying God to question it, but as our Lord said, "every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a bad tree bringeth forth evil fruit" (Matthew 7:17). If we judge Sola Scriptura by its fruit then we are left with no other conclusion than that this tree needs to be "hewn down, and cast into the fire" (Matthew 7:19).
    http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/inquirers/tca_solascriptura.aspx
     
  2. rbell

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    quit linking Jehovah's witnesses with other protestant groups.

    You've done that on several threads.

    JW's are a cult that doesn't believe in the divinity of Christ.
     
  3. Doubting Thomas

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    So Jacob--do you actually have Fr. Whiteford's permission to post lengthy paragraphs of his booklet here on the Baptistboard?
     
  4. Chemnitz

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    The problem isn't Sola Scriptura, it is the people abusing it that is the problem
     
  5. SpiritualMadMan

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    Agreed rbell...

    I esopecially liked him starting a section with: "Introduction: Are Protestants Beyond Hope?"

    That is a real telling sample of attitude...

    The 'good'(?) ~father~ shows his contempt, not to mention ignorance, by comparing and including Jehovah's Witnesses as part and parcel of the same sub-set...

    Mike Sr.
     
  6. JackRUS

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    So, another deluded group that actually thinks that this guy wants to either debate or carry on a conversation.

    I thought that we had a personal thread limit here? I guess not.
     

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