• What does “sola Scriptura” mean? Question and Answer

    Sola Scriptura is one of the five principal solas of the Reformation. The Reformation was, in many respects, a recovery of the authority of Scripture over all of doctrine and all of life. The final answer to any question is, “What does the Bible have to say about this?” Sola Scriptura means putting Scripture above human opinion, whether that’s the opinion of a single individual, such as a preacher, a commentator, or a pope, or the opinion of a collection, like a council or a synod. Scripture is the final authority. This transcript is from a … View Resource

  • How can we defend the doctrine of sola Scriptura using Scripture? Question and Answer

    John 7:16

    So often it’s been said that if you argue from the Bible to the infallibility of Scripture, or the inerrancy of the Bible, or the inspiration of Scripture, then you’re caught in the bonds of a vicious circle. We know that circular reasoning is an informal fallacy, which invalidates an argument. If you reason from Scripture this way and say, “The Bible claims to be the Word of God since it is the Word of God,” then the claim that it is the Word of God must be an unassailable truth. That would be traveling in the worst of all … View Resource