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Sola Scriptura vs. Scriptura, Part 9. Perfecting of the Saints

CofC-ers, As already presented in previous posts, 2 Timothy 3:16-17 is a favored passage that proponents of “Bible-only” Christianity present as proof-text support for their Rule of Faith; and as such, the passage becomes instrumental for establishing the vehicle for … Continue reading

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Sola Scriptura vs. Scriptura, Part 8. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

CofC Christians, As a proof for sola Scriptura or “Bible-only” Christianity, the Protestant Church of Christ refers to 2 Timothy 3:16-17, which reads: All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training … Continue reading

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Sola Scriptura vs. Scriptura, Part 7. Acts 17:11

Members of the Protestant Church of Christ, As a proof for “Bible-only” Christianity, the Protestant Church of Christ presents the Bereans from Acts 17:11 as an example of proper Christians who ranked Sacred Scripture over the Church’s oral teachings. The … Continue reading

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Sola Scriptura vs. Scriptura, Part 6. Tradition

CofC Christians, As a proof for “Bible-only” Christianity, the Protestant Church of Christ refers to New Testament passages that include any negative portrayal of “tradition” in order to suggest an “either / or” (Scripture / Tradition) dichotomy of authority. The … Continue reading

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Sola Scriptura vs. Scriptura, Part 5. 1 Corinthians 4:6

Members of the Protestant Church of Christ, The Protestant Church of Christ argues that St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians supports sola Scriptura or “Bible-only” Christianity. The utilized passage reads: I have applied all this to myself and Apol’los … Continue reading

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Sola Scriptura vs. Scriptura, Part 4. Proof-Text Arguments for “Bible-Only” Christianity

CofC Christians, As a Catholic Christian, I am aware that the Christian Church pre-dates the Bible, that the Apostles preached the gospel prior to any New Testament autographs, and that Jesus perpetuated His message into all generations by establishing a … Continue reading

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Sola Scriptura vs. Scriptura, Part 3. The Bible’s Table of Contents

Protestant Church of Christ Arguments for New Testament Canonical Certitude, and Its Reliance on Catholic Inspiration and Authority CofC Christians, When pressed on matters of Bible origins and the Protestant Church of Christ’s only purported available source of revelation (the … Continue reading

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