Standing on the Word (18, 9)

The last 7 blog posts of Resisting the Winds have been dedicated to responded to the attacks against Sola Scriptura in Joel Peters’ on-line article, 21 Reasons to Reject Sola Scriptura. This 8th post is responding to arguments #18 and #9. Objection #18 states:  “The Doctrine of Sola Scriptura Produces Bad Fruit, Namely, Division and Disunity.” Peters begins the argument with his presupposition:  “If the doctrine of Sola Scriptura were true, then … Continue reading Standing on the Word (18, 9)

Interpreting the Interpreter (5, 19)

The issues continue to heat up in the response process to Twenty One Reasons to Reject Sola Scriptura. Today the focus is on the idea of fallible beings interpreting infallible information. Argument #5 of the article states, “Scripture itself states that it is insufficient of itself as a teacher, but rather needs an interpreter.” (Much of the beginning of this section in the article deals with … Continue reading Interpreting the Interpreter (5, 19)

Traditions (2)

In continuing to defend against the biblical attacks presented in 21 Reasons to Reject Sola Scriptura, the attention is now turned to a very important issue: Tradition. Rome denies the Bible is alone sufficient as a rule of faith for Christian life. The additional standards Rome requires are the Church and her sacred Tradition. The idea of the infallibility of the church will be dealt with … Continue reading Traditions (2)

A Ship with a Rudder (10,6,16)

Three objections will be dealt with together in this blog as they are very similar in nature as we continue responding to 21 Reasons to Reject Sola Scriptura.Reason #10 says “The Canon of the Bible was not settled until the 4th Century.” The argument is simple: how could the Bible serve as an ultimate authority when the Church didn’t know what the Bible was for four centuries?The … Continue reading A Ship with a Rudder (10,6,16)

Submit to the Church…Rightly (4)

MisconceptionsIt seems that, when debating the issue of Sola Scriptura, most of the heavy work consists of correcting misconceptions. And the fourth reason to not believe in Sola Scriptura by Joel Peters is exactly that, a misconception. Reason number four in the article states,  “Christ tells us to submit to the Authority of the Church.” And every Bible believing Christian who holds the doctrine of Sola Scriptura dearly … Continue reading Submit to the Church…Rightly (4)

Because God Said So (11)

When building, begin  start from the ground up. Foundations come first. Walls, windows, ceilings, carpets, those things come later. This method of construction applies to buildings and blogging alike. Hence, in the response 21 Reasons to Reject Sola Scriptura, an anachronistic approach is necessary. It is also necessary then that there be some overlap as similar arguments and issues are tackled first. The next installment of the … Continue reading Because God Said So (11)

Who Gave Us the Bible Anyway? (7)

Continuing in the response to 21 Reasons to Reject Sola Scriptura, we address an issue related to the first response which was stated to be the most fundamental issue in this entire conversation. A subset of that issue is the claim the author makes, which is, that the Church gave us the Bible, not vice versa. The argument is simple: The church predates the Bible, … Continue reading Who Gave Us the Bible Anyway? (7)

Pillars and Foundations (3)

In continuing our response to 21 Reasons to Reject Sola Scriptura we turn our attention to role of the church. Objection #3 states,  “The Bible Calls the Church and not the Bible the ‘Pillar and Ground of the Truth.’” No objection there; the Bible does say that: but the devil is in the details. Reductio Ad AbsurdemThe article defines the church as “the living community of believers founded … Continue reading Pillars and Foundations (3)

Rome’s One Legged Stool (12)

In the interests of a sermon I am preaching on the authority and sufficiency of Scripture, I went looking about on the internet for some of the common objections to the claims my sermon makes. I found a very interesting link titled Twenty One Reasons to Reject Sola Scriptura.  The article by catholic apologist Joel Peters presented much of what I have heard in the past, … Continue reading Rome’s One Legged Stool (12)