The Holy Spirit Speaking in Scripture (Shaw)

One of the principle aspects of the 16th century Protestant Reformation was the repeated emphasis on the sufficiency and authority of Holy Scripture. The Reformers, using Scripture, constantly referred to God's Word as the highest authority in the Christian life and in the Christian church. The Belgic Confession notes this very clearly in Article VII.… Continue reading The Holy Spirit Speaking in Scripture (Shaw)

Taking the Sufficiency of Scripture Seriously (Murray)

 John Murray's article, "The Finality and Sufficiency of Scripture" is a wonderful explanation of those twin biblical truths about Scripture.  One section of this article that I read today had some comments in it that are still applicable for us in our setting: Here, I believe, we have too often made the mistake of not… Continue reading Taking the Sufficiency of Scripture Seriously (Murray)

Rome: Sola Ecclesia or Sola Scriptura? (Kruger)

 (This is a re-blog from March, 2013) A short while ago I posted some helpful and critical comments about Rome’s view of Scripture by Michael Kruger (in Canon Revisited). Here is part two of that post. The quote is a bit longer than my usual ones, but it is well worth the time. “…The most… Continue reading Rome: Sola Ecclesia or Sola Scriptura? (Kruger)

Rome’s ‘Tyrannical Distortion’ (Murray)

 The Roman Catholic Church neither believes nor teaches that Scripture is the highest authority and only source of inspired and infallible truth for God's people. In other words, they do not teach or believe "sola Scriptura."  In fact, at the Second Vatican Council, Rome said that "...it is not from sacred Scripture alone that the… Continue reading Rome’s ‘Tyrannical Distortion’ (Murray)

Sola Scriptura: What It Isn’t (Muller)

The Reformation teaching of sola Scriptura (Scripture alone) does not mean that the Christian alone reads the Bible alone and interprets it alone.  Sola Scriptura does not at all mean we should be lone rangers when studying, interpreting, and applying God’s Word.  According to sola Scriptura private devotions aren't bad, but private interpretation is. And historically speaking… Continue reading Sola Scriptura: What It Isn’t (Muller)