Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone)

Posted: March 31, 2009 in Church History, General Discussion, Scripture, Theology
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Sola scriptura (Latin ablative, “by scripture alone”) is the doctrine that the Bible is the only infallible or inerrant authority for Christain faith, and that it contains all knowledge necessary for salvation and holiness. Consequently, Sola Scriptura demands that no doctrine is to be admitted or confessed that is not found directly or logically within Scripture.However, Sola Scriptura is not a denial of other authorities governing Christian life and devotion. Rather, it simply demands that all other authorities are subordinate to, and are to be corrected by, the written word of God. Sola scriptura was a foundational doctrinal principle of the Protestant Reformation held by the Reformers and is a formal principle of Protestantism today.

Also see

Sola Scriptura—A.A. Hodge

Sola Scriptura and Evangelism–R.C. Sproul

What Do we mean by Sola Scriptura?–W. Robert Godfrey

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