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Is SOLO Scriptura Scriptural?

Discussion in 'General Theology' started by LittleLambofJesus, Dec 17, 2008.

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  1. JacktheCatholic

    JacktheCatholic Praise be to Jesus Christ. Now and forever.

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    That makes no sense.

    Scripture cannot make decisions. Especially when it is regarding scripture. So you can see how silly that sounds to say scripture is the authority.

    Some one or some group must decide when there are disputes or direction is needed in cases of conflict especially in scriptural understanding.
     
  2. CaliforniaJosiah

    CaliforniaJosiah Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Well, it's what they did in the First Council. Scripture was the Rule. Acts 15:15. I realize that as a Catholic you must reject Sola Scriptura, but...


    :confused:

    Who said that Scripture "makes decisions?"

    I think you are confusing arbitration with the Rule, at least that's the only possible way I can understand your statement.

    Let's say a friendly man in blue pulls you over. He comes to your window, says "good evening" and asks for your license and registration. As he is copying some information, you ask: "What's the matter, officier?" And he replies, "My radar clocked you driving 50 MPH; did you know you were driving at that speed?" "Yes, that's probably about right." "Well, look over there, at that big white sign with the big black letters, what does it say?" "It says, MAX 35 MPH." "That's right, so you were speeding - in violation of the law." Now, in that case, the Rule of Law is used. I agree that the sign can't "make decisions" but it is the Rule which serves in the determination of whether 50 MPH is speeding in that zone. I'm hoping you'll come to understand what a Rule/Canon/norma normans is. Sola Scriptura is ENTIRELY about that.






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  3. Standing Up

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    What he said.
     
  4. LittleLambofJesus

    LittleLambofJesus ELITE MEMBER SINCE MARCH 7 2006

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    Wow! I forgot about this thread :D :blush:
     
  5. Yab Yum

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    I wonder what they said about Hebrews.

    :p
     
  6. CaliforniaJosiah

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    Interesting, since NONE of the following were written by an Apostle:

    Hebrews
    James
    Jude

    And the following books never state the author, so we don't know that they were written by an Apostle:

    Matthew
    Mark
    Luke
    John
    Acts
    1 John
    2 John
    3 John
    Revelation








    Reality check: We don't know why/how the canoncial "list" developed. But we DO know this: NO DENOMINATION (including the RCC) had a thing to do with it.





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  7. Cross Reference

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  8. LittleLambofJesus

    LittleLambofJesus ELITE MEMBER SINCE MARCH 7 2006

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    I once looked at this site awhile back concerning the Great Flood and it appears they also have a rather good article on the history of the Bible....:wave:

    History of the Bible: How The Bible Came To Us
    History of the Bible: How The Bible Came To Us
     
  9. jckstraw72

    jckstraw72 Doin' that whole Orthodox thing

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    the fact that youre asking us (looking to an authority other than Scripture...) definitively proves that it is NOT Scriptural.
     
  10. LittleLambofJesus

    LittleLambofJesus ELITE MEMBER SINCE MARCH 7 2006

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    Thank you for your input js :wave:
     
  11. Anglian

    Anglian let us love one another, for love is of God

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    Dear LLOJ,

    For me, the fact that Scripture nowhere states what should be in it speaks against being able to rely on it alone. If it cannot tell us what it should be, I'm uncertain how it, by itself, can tell us everything else.

    peace,

    Anglian
     
  12. ~Cassia~

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    God's artistic touch...I like that.
    Circular but deeper with each truth brought forth.
     
  13. LittleLambofJesus

    LittleLambofJesus ELITE MEMBER SINCE MARCH 7 2006

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    :)
    By golly I think $Abel might be unto something in dat thar post :idea:
     
  14. ~Cassia~

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    umhn, traditions symbolized what scripture says. And what satisfied the minds of even a generation or two ago aren't cutting it in anymore. People are actively seeking and that means tracing the tradition to the source.
     
  15. Athanasias

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    Yep sola scriptura is biblical 100% 2 tim 3:16-17 baby!
     
  16. Anglian

    Anglian let us love one another, for love is of God

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    And you know that 2 Timothy is Scripture just how?

    peace,

    Anglian
     
  17. Athanasias

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    Cause its in my bible baby! Sola scriptura!
     
  18. Anglian

    Anglian let us love one another, for love is of God

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    And who first took the decision to include it in the canon of scripture. If you think it was God, provide biblical proof.

    peace,

    Anglian
     
  19. Athanasias

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    God did! He invented the canon and he said it was inspired 2 Tim 3:16-17! :preach:
     
  20. Athanasias

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    boy you don't even beleive in the bible do you? How can you question the bible alone?? God said it I believe it that settles it! Don't need no man made tradition adding to the word of God!
     
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