This is a post that helps you the reader to become more acquainted with where I – the author of this site – stand on various topics and theological points. Keep reading to see where I stand on today’s topic.
Sola Scriptura . . . enough said!
Ok, ok. That probably needs clarification but I have to admit I am very tempted to leave it right there.
One of the key doctrines that came out of the Reformation that created Protestantism was Sola Scriptura. It was alongside 4 others of what are known as the 5 Solas.
Sola Scriptura means scripture alone. It means in matters of the Christian faith we turn to the Scriptures, the Bible as the ultimate authority. We do not turn to a pope, a council, or any human authority but the Word of God.
This automatically means some things.
- The Scriptures are authoritative.
- The Scriptures are from God.
- It automatically says something about the Scripture’s inspiration – that it is from God. This thereby also says something about each writer involved in the creation of the Scriptures – namely that they were believers divinely made use of by God.
- The Scriptures are essential to Christian flourishing.
Of the 5 Solas, this is the one that is most important in my mind.
Why is that? Simple. Through studying the Scriptures and holding it as the place to go for all things of the faith, you will inevitably find the other 4 solas and everything important to being a follower of Christ.
Note: I do these posts not because I think I’m somehow superior in my views or anything absurd like that but out of a desire to be up-front and honest with my readers as to where I stand. Otherwise, you’d be left to figure things out by reading between the lines and/or guessing.