Sola Scriptura!: The Protestant Position on the Bible

Sola Scriptura The Protestant Position on the Bible Sola Scriptura the formal principle of the Protestant Reformation is essential to genuine Christianity for it declares that the Bible is the inspired Word of God the church s only rule of faith an

  • Title: Sola Scriptura!: The Protestant Position on the Bible
  • Author: Don Kistler W. Robert Godfrey R.C. Sproul John F. MacArthur Jr. Sinclair B. Ferguson John H. Armstrong Ray Lanning James R. White
  • ISBN: 9781573580281
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sola Scriptura, the formal principle of the Protestant Reformation, is essential to genuine Christianity, for it declares that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, the church s only rule of faith and practice Yet this doctrine is under assault today as never before, both from outside and and inside the church In manifold ways, both blatant and subtle, the idea is beingSola Scriptura, the formal principle of the Protestant Reformation, is essential to genuine Christianity, for it declares that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, the church s only rule of faith and practice Yet this doctrine is under assault today as never before, both from outside and and inside the church In manifold ways, both blatant and subtle, the idea is being put forth that the Bible is inadequate for the needs of modern man Such suggestions represent an attack on the very foundations of the Christian faith In this book, several leading Reformed pastors and scholars, including Joel Beeke, Sinclair Ferguson, Robert Godfrey, Ray Lanning, John MacArthur, R C Sproul, Derek W H Thomas, and James White, unpack the meaning of the doctrine of Sola Scriptura Scripture alone They also explain where the attacks on the Bible are coming from and show how those who accept the Bible as God s inspired Word should respond Sola Scriptura The Protestant Position on the Bible is a treasure trove of information and a comfort to those who grieve to see the twenty first century church wandering away from the safe harbor of the Bible.

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    1. There is a lot of good in this book; the basic premise through the essays is that the Bible is God's infallible and sufficient word, and that adding in other sources (particularly Roman Catholic tradition) is unnecessary. If properly interpreted, the Bible is all-sufficient for the life of a Christian.The problem with this book is two-fold. First, many of the essays overlap and keep repeating the same scriptures and the same points. But second, it does not answer many questions that cause some t [...]

    2. This is really a decent book for an introduction into sola scriptura. It doesn't get bogged in too much history or detail or philosophy, but there is enough there for this kind of smaller book to make its point. The chapters by White and MacArthur are probably the best written. White really provides a good historical context of sola scriptura in the early church. R.C. Sproul does a good job backing him up on the establishment of Scripture, although he almost seems underutilized. However, no ones [...]

    3. I was expecting a defense for Scripture as the inspired word of God, not a defense of the Protestant view of Scripture over the Roman Catholic view. Though, understanding the history behind the term Sola Scriptura (not to mention, the obvious subtitle), I should have guessed. Never the less, a good book.

    4. While this is a good book on the history of Sola Scriptura in light of the Roman Catholic teaching it was very repetitive. The various contributors provided beneficial information but much of it was overlapping.

    5. An excellent overview of the Reformation doctrine of sola scriptura, from a variety of contributors. A fairly short, quick read. This would make a great introduction for someone just starting to investigate the subject, but is also meatier enough for those who are somewhat familiar with it also.

    6. A collection of articles by various theologians around the idea that the Bible is the highest court of appeal and the only sufficient source of faith's content.

    7. Mostly a Evangelical diatribe against the Catholic position on Scripture. While it brings up some good points, the only truly helpful teachings are in the last essay.

    8. Throughout Sola Scriptura the authors expound on what the authors argue is the key principle of The Reformation. The book compares and contrasts the Protestant doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture for faith and life and what the Roman Catholic Church believes regarding Scripture, Tradition, and the role of the Church in the life of Catholic faith.The GoodEach of the articles provides a clear explanation of Sola Scriptura and why it is important. The author(s) of each of the essays also do a [...]

    9. Well written and concise. A must-read!More than anything this book confirmed my suspicions about the misuse of scripture. I won't point fingers, because all are guilty of either adding or using only what they deem pertinent. The writers did not let me down.

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