Friday, August 10, 2018

Sproul: Sola Scriptura

Friday, August 10, 2018
    Feast of Lawrence, Deacon at Rome, Martyr, 258
    I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel I preached is not something that man made up. I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ.
    —Galatians 1:11-12 (NIV)
    For (Martin) Luther, the sola of Sola Scriptura was inseparably related to the Scriptures’ unique inerrancy. It was because popes could and did err and because councils could and did err that Luther came to realize the supremacy of Scripture. Luther did not despise church authority, nor did he repudiate church councils as having no value. His praise of the Council of Nicea is noteworthy. Luther and the Reformers did not mean by Sola Scriptura that the Bible is the only authority in the church. Rather, they meant that the Bible is the only infallible authority in the church.
    ... R. C. Sproul (1939-2017), Sola Scriptura: Crucial To Evangelicalism”, in Foundation of Biblical Authority, ed. James Montgomery Boice, Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1978, p. 104 (see the book)
    See also Gal. 1:11-12; 1 Cor. 2:9-10; 15:1-8; Gal. 1:1; 2 Tim. 3:16-17
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, may Your word reign supreme in Your church.
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