These Latin phrase—Sola Scriptura, Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, Solus Christus, and Soli Deo Gloria—tell us that Scripture alone is our highest authority and that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, for God’s glory alone. One is a follow-up on biblical inerrancy and how that is authoritative. He commanded us to celebrate Sacrifices and services (the Eucharist), and that it should not be thoughtlessly or disorderly (i.e., 1 Corinth 11: 17-34), but at fixed times and hours. Through countryside and city they preached; and they appointed their earliest converts, testing them by the Spirit, to be the bishops and deacons of future believers.”. 2. It may be great-great-great-great-grandfather with great-great-great-great grandson. For example, it is recorded in the Midrash Rabbah: “They made for him (Moses) a chair like that of the advocates, in which one sits and yet seems to be standing.” (Exodus Rabbah 43:4). C’est en maniant adroitement cette doctrine que les protestants peuvent systématiquement démonter les dogmes non-bibliques du catholicisme … Close. 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If I were to ask the boss for a raise, he would raise my salary. It therefore follows that we have a continuation of Christian Tradition: a Tradition which never included a doctrine of Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone). But, you know Him because He remains with you and will be in you. Let's love what's real; let's pursue what's right and what's true. And about four or five levels into this I sometimes just go, Timeout. FACT: Christ goes on to say how this Spirit of Truth will “remain” with the Church and will “be in” the Church always, guiding it toward all truth. These are if-then statements in the subjunctive mood, not the indicative mood. PROPOSITION: Was Scripture and Tradition the rule of faith for the ancient Jews? You were using it to designate something different. Is "Sola Scriptura" reasonable? The idea that the Scribes and Pharisees (i.e., “the fathers of Israel”) were the direct successors of Moses’ authority is stated nowhere in Old Testament Scripture; yet He Who is the Word of God tells us this based on oral Tradition. 5.4k members in the ReasonableFaith community. The Reformation principle of sola Scriptura has to do with the sufficiency of Scripture as our supreme authority in all spiritual matters. What I'm saying is whether God is in time or out of time, because he's omniscient he knows if you were to pray or if you were in this situation you would pray for this. These Biblical truths served as theological pillars that supported the whole of Spurgeon’s ministry. It wouldn't mean the Bible is not inerrant. So no matter if God is outside of time or not, he would in all his knowledge know that I'm going to pray, and he decided based on his previous knowledge of the fact I will pray tomorrow? Let that be considered a valid Eucharist which is celebrated by the bishop, or by one whom he appoints. FACT: Examples of this oral Tradition can be documented as early as A.D. 90 –a time when many of those who knew Christ (including the Apostle John) were still alive. ¶ Le réformateur calviniste John Knox (1514-1572) sur l’application de la doctrine biblique et protestante du Sola Scriptura aux autorités civiles. Is “Sola Scriptura” reasonable? I've never received to date a refutation of this from any atheist or Internet Infidel (that's what they call themselves). “. It seems as our scientific knowledge and understanding is increasing, it seems like scientists are twisting themselves more and more to find explanations beyond what you're saying. What I can tell you is that the majority scholarly opinion right now is that the story of the woman caught in adultery that Jesus said, He who is without sin let him cast the first stone, that that was not in the original of John. I think Descartes is absolutely right in saying that it's impossible to deny one's own existence because in denying that you exist you affirm that you exist. About the Bible. It is not a claim that all truth of every kind is found in Scripture. Because in the Bible the way they would record genealogies they often would say so-and-so begat so-and-so but they skipped generations. . In Matthew 23, Jesus proclaims that the scribes and Pharisees have the authority to teach and guide because they are the successors of Moses for the Jewish people; and that the Jews should “do and observe all the things whatsoever they tell you.”. For centuries the Roman Catholic Church had made its traditions superior in authority to the Bible. There is no ongoing revelation … I'm hearing this and reading about this. Also, in his Epistle to the Philadelphians 3:2-4:1, which says: “Take care, then who belong to God and to Jesus Christ – they are with the bishop. And rather than going, Oh, OK, that’s really helpful, they realize that's not working so they throw out something else. It seems as if the demise of sola Scriptura has been highly exaggerated. In order to deny the reliability of our senses (that there is a world of external objects around us) we would have to have a very, very powerful defeater of that belief – a defeater that is more powerfully warranted than the belief that the world is real. 1. Some of them will go with us on that. I'm pretty sure we're probably all on similar pages on this that we would not hold that Christians need to hold a Young Earth view, and that there's a lot of reasons probably not to (biblical and scientific), though I don't try to talk people out of it. You can start making your way to the microphone if you’d like to ask a question. QUESTION: I have two questions. It would mean that we might have an erroneous view of God. Those are if-then statements in the subjunctive mood. We just don't know. Corinth itself) until it was excluded from the New Testament in 397 A.D.. MIKE LICONA: Sure. So I'd invite you just to look at that and ponder what I say there and see if it doesn't remove the inconsistency. And Scripture itself testifies to this, the same Scripture which testifies that Christian truth comes to us in two ways: through Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition (2 Thess 2:15). Is His Church guided less by the living Spirit of God than the Jewish people who preceded it? DR. CRAIG: Have you had a chance to read what I’ve written on this yet? MODERATOR: Are there others that would like to come forward and ask a question? And to follow-up with that, you are starting to hear the stuff about Earth is flat. “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16). Enjoying this content? So that's the proper meaning of the term. the bishop) his proper ministrations are allotted, and to the priests (e.g. Through jealousy and envy, the greatest and most righteous pillars (Peter and Paul) were persecuted, and they persevered even to death. Let’s examine the facts: FACT: There is nothing in Scripture teaching that "Scripture alone" is all-sufficient for the Christian Faith. The Earth is not flat. That's why the brackets are there and it says this is not found in the oldest or the most reliable manuscripts. Now, obviously, this Christian truth (aka, the Gospel) cannot be added to or subtracted from …but is confined to the Revelation we have from the Apostles. Is that kind of what you are saying? FACT: Jesus Himself lived by these oral traditions. Download Share. In that sense, our prayers really make a difference in the course of world history because God's actions can be contingent upon how he knew we would pray. But at the end of the day we just don't know. Sola scriptura was the rallying cry of the Protestant Reformation. FACT: Yet, while not being recorded in the Old Testament, Jesus Himself — Who is (let us not forget) the Word of God — bears testimony to its legitimacy. What's New. making a defense for the hope that we have Rethinking the Rapture November 6, 2019. And he said, As I'm going through this and I'm writing this book and some other stories come to mind and I throw it in there so I go back and I insert these in, he said. ……Our sin will not be small if we eject from the episcopate those who blamelessly and holily have offered its Sacrifices.”. Our Mission: Reasonable Faith aims to provide a subreddit which focuses on: * Philosophical and … Press J to jump to the feed. MARK MITTELBERG: I should warn you he's written like a three-volume book on this, so how much time do you got? I have a friend who did his PhD – his doctoral research – on this text, and he went into it wanting to show that this was in the original Gospel of John. I'm reading a story right now by a guy named Sid Phillips. I think that prayer changes things. MODERATOR: I want to open the floor for questions. ….They abstain from the Eucharist and from prayer, because they do not admit that the Eucharist is the Flesh of our Savior Jesus Christ, thesameFleshwhichsufferedfor our sins and which the Father, in His graciousness, raised from the dead.”. I'd say yes. You may know this, but for those of you that don't, there's real problems with trying to add up the age of man alone, never mind the Earth or the cosmos, based on genealogies. Sola Scriptura: the belief that the Scripture alone is the final and only infallible source for matters of faith and practice. It's a condition that if it were like this then this is the way it would be. the presbyters/priests) the proper place has been appointed, and on the Levites (e.g. QUESTION: But it is not consistent in the passages. Sola scriptura est la première expression des cinq solas à avoir été formulée. Edward … DR. CRAIG: I think that that's philosophically absurd. [applause]. Also, the Pesikta siRav Kahana 1:7 mentions the “chair of Moses,” and the editors of the English edition comment: “The particular place in the synagogue where the leaders used to sit was known metaphorically as the ‘chair of Moses’ or as the ‘Throne of the Torah,’ symbolizing the succession of teachers of Torah (from Moses) down through the ages.”. Romans 1 says even though they know what is true they suppress the truth and they look for other beliefs and other theories. A lot of scholars who think that it didn't appear there in John do think that the story is authentic. The second-order claim (sola scriptura) denies that public revelation is found outside of Scripture after God ceased to disclose himself orally or textually to and for believers in general. But, it is a mistake to view the Christian message as a simple written record preserved by human means and dependent on human intelligence. I don't know that this is a new one but it seems now that there's kind of this idea that all of this is a simulation. Reverence the deacons as you would the command of God. How to deal with it? Peter and Paul’s ministries in Rome; 2. Scripture alone is authoritative in faith and practice. Trent Horn • 11/19/2018. Rather, Paul is citing Jewish oral Tradition. This is part one of a panel discussion that occurred at an apologetics conference not long ago. FACT: 1 Timothy 3:15 calls the Church the “pillar and foundation of Truth.” Yet, Scripture alone is never called this; nor is Scripture ever considered authoritative when apart from the Church, which is guided by this same Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:20-21 & 2:1-3). FACT: There is also no statement within any of these New Testament books claiming that these books are Divinely-inspired. the deacons) their proper services have been imposed. . WHAT YOU'LL FIND HERE Welcome to! June 3, 2016. The magisterial Reformers regularly spoke for church tradition, not against it. But every person I talk to, regardless of where they come from, always has some number random that's out there. [16:12] “I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now. We would be wise to go after that rather than fighting each other on the age of the Earth.[4]. On Peter and Paul in Rome, Ignatius writes in his Epistle to the Romans 4:3 : “Not as Peter and Paul did, do I command you. Sola Scriptura does not work. There was no New Testament as we understand it today throughout the first century. Posted by 5 years ago. Sola scriptura is a second-order claim. FACT: There is also nothing in Scripture determining a Divinely-selected list of inspired books (i.e., the present New Testament canon). Now return to Slick’s complaint. I mean, why can't we come up with what the answer is and then be done with it? Even if the world, as the video says, is a projection of my brain – that I am all that exists – nevertheless that still cries out for some explanation. Since those who have a Sola Scriptura hermeneutic do not accept Tradition and the Magisterium, before it can be shown that the Immaculate Conception, for example, is necessary to be believed, the Catholic must first show why the claims of Catholic authority are reasonable. Book Trent Now! The Bible says we should be lovers of truth. Join Devin and Melissa Pellew each week at they discuss topics related to biblical theology, Christian apologetics and worldview issues. MIKE LICONA: OK, well, that could reflect on the character of God. Among these are 1 Corinth 10:4 (in which the rock in the desert is said to “follow” the Children of Israel under Moses…something not recorded in Scripture, but found only in Jewish oral Tradition, even to this day) and Jude 9 and Jude 14 (in which the Apostle cites extra-Scriptural Traditions about Michael and Satan fighting over Moses’ body, and conveys a prophecy from Enoch …neither of which are found in the OT Scriptures). Owing to envy, Paul also obtained the reward of patient endurance, after being seven times thrown into captivity, compelled to flee, and stoned. For this reason, therefore, having received perfect foreknowledge, they appointed those who have already been mentioned, and afterwards added the further provision that, if they should die, other approved men should succeed to their ministry.”. It sounds like what you're saying is if the Bible is true and inerrant and there's passages in Scripture that talk about God commanding people to be killed (in the Old Testament, for example) how do we reconcile things like that? Is the Bible the only infallible rule of faith for the Church? QUESTION: Are there other cases of extra-OT Scriptural Traditions recorded in the NT? Using that sort of knowledge then he can providentially order the world so that your prayers really do make a difference. FACT: Yes it was. [laughter] The only place I’ve ever seen that is on the Internet. Wez Hitzke’s work is thought provoking and will provide stimulating reading for those who like to ruminate on the ‘chewy’ aspects of life and reality. QUESTION: That none of us actually exist. MODERATOR: Almost like calling Jesus “the Son of David” in a sense. DR. CRAIG: Let me say this. Rather, it is strictly an oral Tradition. If I had not pulled out into traffic, I would not have been hit by the oncoming car. Therefore, if such examples exist, and if even Jesus Himself preached the Gospel in reference to both Scripture and Tradition, why should His Church be limited to Scripture alone? Hey! Both of these orderly arrangements, then, are by God’s will. FACT: While the “chair of Moses” is an element of ancient Jewish tradition — apparently dating from the time of Moses himself — it is recorded nowhere in the Old Testament Scriptures. QUESTION: I really enjoyed your presentation there, Dr. Craig. Sola Scriptura or a three-legged stool? I think that's aiming the guns the wrong way. Maybe it was in a second edition of the Gospel of John. [26] The Advocate, the Holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name — He will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you …. Signup with WebTalk – Earn Money Every Month Using Social Media. Furthermore, one would have to go back a few centuries to the work of William Whitaker, "Disputations on Holy Scripture" in 1588 or William Goode's "The Divine Rule of Faith and Practice" in 1853 for a comprehensive defense of sola Scriptura. FACT: Christ does not maintain that a written record is necessary to remind us of His teachings; but rather that the Holy Spirit (Who will “be with you always“) will remind the Church of all that He taught (John 14:26). In principle and practice, divine revelation can be oral as well as written. I'm thinking of the passages in the Bible that said that God actually commanded them to kill and all that. [13] But, when He comes, the Spirit of Truth, He will guide you to all truth. Christ, therefore, is from God, and the Apostles are from Christ. I don't know. The layman is bound by the ordinances for the laity. I think I'm giving you a lot of truth, and it seems to me like you're trying to dodge it. On the Eucharist as Sacrifice, we have Ignatius’ Epistle to the Smyrnaeans 6:2, 7:1 : “Consider how contrary to the mind of God are the heterodox in regard to the grace of God which has come to us. For what the Bible says, God says. So then those who offer their oblations at the appointed times are acceptable and blessed, but they follow the laws of the Master and do not sin (i.e., 1 Corinth 11: 27-30). FACT: Three of these oral Traditions documented in 1 Clement are: 1. I thought that was fascinating. I try to lay out a model of God and his commands that would make sense of this and would make it consistent. QUESTION: Depending upon who you ask or who you talk to, you'll find out the Earth is so many years old. QUESTION: In a way it would be a conflict that would show some sort of error within the way we have the Bible right now. No two people agree. But that distinction is time-sensitive. But before I do I would just like to say that, like everything posted on this blog, this is not meant to be an attack towards or some form of hatred towards Protestants. 2. If you ask a science teacher, they might say two or three million. FACT: Yes, there are. QUESTION: All of Scripture is God-breathed and there are no errors. 3. Catholic Church placed church tradition on equal ground with Scripture, and the Protestant reformers affirmed sola – only – Scripture. I think one of the problems is Christians aiming their guns at each other and wanting to attack each other over the age of the Earth. I think many professional scientists themselves despair of the way in which contemporary science is handled by the popular press. Sola Scriptura teológiai szakfolyóirat. The phrase Sola Scriptura doesn’t appear in the Bible, therefore the Roman Catholic paradigm is true”. Why would that negate the inerrancy of the Bible? Sola scriptura is therefore consistent with the view that Andrews sought to articulate, though obviously sola scriptura does not imply the truth of his view. This principle is largely based on 2 Timothy 3:16, which says, "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." QUESTION: This is probably for Mike and probably for Bill, too. [18] I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. MARK MITTELBERG: I would just add to that on a more personal level I think a lot of times it's just people are looking for interesting theories that kind of take you off on rabbit trails of philosophical speculation rather than letting the truth get to them. The popular press does not understand science and as a result it systematically promotes the sensational, the outrageous, the outlandish because this is what is a headline-grabber. DR. CRAIG: I do think, to be honest with you, that part of this is the popular press’ coverage of science. In the first place the early Church did not have a Bible with which to practice sola scriptura. So I, at least, exist. You can have conflicts within the Bible. [2] , [3] , [4]           Total Running Time: 21:26 (Copyright © 2019 William Lane Craig). MARK MITTELBERG: Exactly. But in fact there are reasons why this is so. We believe the Holy Scriptures to be plenary-verbally inspired, the very Word of God, authoritative, infallible and inerrant in the original writings (autographs). As such, it has divine authority. [1] Here’s part one, from Reasonable Faith. In the course of the dialogue he finally admitted that, yes, I had succeeded in showing that there's no inconsistency between God's being all-loving and all-just and his issuing these commands to annihilate the Canaanites. We English-speakers aren't very good with the subjunctive mood, but it would be conditionals like this: If I were rich, I would buy a Mercedes Benz. I think that's not germane to the question. Just the opposite, in fact. Log In Sign Up. [1]  (accessed July 22, 2019). They're called counterfactuals because typically what they envision is not factual. I'll just take the first stab at this. So when it says so-and-so begat so-and-so, it doesn't necessarily mean that was father and son. Sola Scriptura is one of the watchwords of the Reformation which means Scripture alone is the authority in matters of faith and practice, not church tradition as the Catholic Church held. He passed away a couple years ago; he was in World War II, a vet. 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