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'''''Sola scriptura''''' ([[Latin]]: "by Scripture alone") is the doctrine that all teachings concerning [[faith]] and life that are necessary for [[salvation]] are taught in the [[Bible]] and nowhere else; or, alternatively, it is also called a guiding [[Lutheran]] principle that the [[Bible]] is the benchmark for all things and through it all things are judged.<ref name="Beeskow2006">{{cite book |title=Paul Gerhardt 1607 - 1676 An Illustrated Biography |author=Hans-Joachim Beeskow |publisher=Heimat-Verlag Lübben |place=Lübben |year=2006 |pages=99 |isbn=3-929600-33-1 |url= |quote=}}</ref> It does not mean that everything that is true is addressed in the Bible or that the Bible is written clearly enough for every believer to find and understand all that is contained therein equally as well as every other believer.
 
'''''Sola scriptura''''' ([[Latin]]: "by Scripture alone") is the doctrine that all teachings concerning [[faith]] and life that are necessary for [[salvation]] are taught in the [[Bible]] and nowhere else; or, alternatively, it is also called a guiding [[Lutheran]] principle that the [[Bible]] is the benchmark for all things and through it all things are judged.<ref name="Beeskow2006">{{cite book |title=Paul Gerhardt 1607 - 1676 An Illustrated Biography |author=Hans-Joachim Beeskow |publisher=Heimat-Verlag Lübben |place=Lübben |year=2006 |pages=99 |isbn=3-929600-33-1 |url= |quote=}}</ref> It does not mean that everything that is true is addressed in the Bible or that the Bible is written clearly enough for every believer to find and understand all that is contained therein equally as well as every other believer.
  
It was a pillar of the [[Protestant Reformation]], which rejected [[Roman Catholicism]]'s claim that ''Tradition'' has as much authority within the Church as the [[Bible]].  The view is strongest among Evangelical and fundamentalist Christian denominations, and also to a great extent among Pentecostal denominations.
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==Pillar of the Protestant Reformation==
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The doctrinal principle of ''sola scriptura'' was a pillar of the [[Protestant Reformation]], which rejected [[Roman Catholicism]]'s claim that ''Tradition'' has as much authority within the Church as the [[Bible]].  The view is strongest among Evangelical and fundamentalist Christian denominations, and also to a great extent among Pentecostal denominations.
  
 
Compare [[Cafeteria Christianity]] and [[Confirmation bias]].
 
Compare [[Cafeteria Christianity]] and [[Confirmation bias]].
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;A Sola Scriptura topical Bible Study
 
;A Sola Scriptura topical Bible Study
  
Scripture interprets scripture. The context of the whole taken together.
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Scripture interprets scripture. The context of the whole Bible taken together. [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Timothy+3%3A12-4%3A5&version=KJV '''2 Timothy 3:12–4:5''']
  
 
See the following sequence of passages in order which speak directly of authority in the Bible:<br>  
 
See the following sequence of passages in order which speak directly of authority in the Bible:<br>  
[https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+8%3A47&version=KJV John 8:47]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+5%3A39-40&version=KJV John 5:39-40]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+7%3A16-17&version=KJV John 7:16-17]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+10%3A34-38&version=KJV John 10:34-38]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+13%3A20&version=KJV John 13:20]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+13%3A20&version=KJV John 20:21-23] <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+16%3A17-19&version=KJV Matthew 16:17-19]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+18%3A15-18&version=KJV Matthew 18:15-18]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+28%3A18-20&version=KJV Matthew 28:18-29]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+24%3A45&version=KJV Luke 24:45]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+3%3A7-10&version=KJV Ephesians 3:7-10] — ''compare'' [http://biblehub.com/multi/ephesians/3-10.htm ''multiple versions of'' Ephesians 3:10]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Timothy+3%3A14-15&version=KJV 1 Timothy 3:14-15]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+2%3A19-22&version=KJV Ephesians 2:19-22]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Peter+2%3A4-9&version=KJV 1 Peter 2:4-9]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+12%3A4-28&version=KJV 1 Corinthians 12:4-28]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+13%3A20&version=KJV John 13:20]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Corinthians+5%3A18-20&version=KJV 2 Corinthians 5:18-20]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+13%3A17%3A1&version=KJV Hebrews 13:17]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Titus+2%3A15-3%3A1&version=KJV Titus 2:15–3:1]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+13%3A1-3&version=KJV Romans 13:1-3]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Peter+2%3A13-17&version=KJV 1 Peter 2:13-17]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Titus+3%3A9-11&version=KJV Titus 3:9-11]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+15%3A1-11&version=KJV John 15:1-11]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+John+2%3A18-20&version=KJV 1 John 2:18-20]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Peter+1%3A20-2%3A3&version=KJV 2 Peter 1:20–2:3]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Peter+3%3A15-18&version=KJV 2 Peter 3:15-18]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Thessalonians+2%3A15&version=KJV 2 Thessalonians 2:15]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Thessalonians+3%3A15&version=KJV 2 Thessalonians 3:15]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Thessalonians+3%3A6&version=KJV 2 Thessalonians 3:6]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+8%3A47&version=KJV John 8:47]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jude+1%3A3-4&version=KJV Jude 3-4]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jude+1%3A17-22&version=KJV Jude 17-22]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+14%3A15-17&version=KJV John 14:15-17]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+16%3A12-13&version=KJV John 16:12-13]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Timothy+3%3A1-2&version=KJV 2 Timothy 2:1-2]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+10%3A40&version=KJV Matthew 10:40]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+20%3A30&version=KJV John 20:30]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelaton+22%3A18-19&version=KJV Revelation 22:18-19].
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[https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+8%3A47&version=KJV John 8:47]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+5%3A39-40&version=KJV John 5:39-40]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+7%3A16-17&version=KJV John 7:16-17]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+10%3A34-38&version=KJV John 10:34-38]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+13%3A20&version=KJV John 13:20]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+20%3A21-23&version=KJV John 20:21-23] <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+16%3A17-19&version=KJV Matthew 16:17-19]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+18%3A15-18&version=KJV Matthew 18:15-18]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+28%3A18-20&version=KJV Matthew 28:18-29]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+24%3A45&version=KJV Luke 24:45]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+3%3A7-10&version=KJV Ephesians 3:7-10] — ''compare'' [http://biblehub.com/multi/ephesians/3-10.htm ''multiple versions of'' Ephesians 3:10]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Timothy+3%3A14-15&version=KJV 1 Timothy 3:14-15]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+2%3A19-22&version=KJV Ephesians 2:19-22]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Peter+2%3A4-9&version=KJV 1 Peter 2:4-9]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+12%3A4-28&version=KJV 1 Corinthians 12:4-28]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+13%3A20&version=KJV John 13:20]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Corinthians+5%3A18-20&version=KJV 2 Corinthians 5:18-20]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+13%3A17&version=KJV Hebrews 13:17] <br> — ''compare'' [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+23%3A1-3&version=KJV Matthew 23:1-3]; [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Samuel+26%3A9-10&version=KJV 1 Samuel 26:9-10]; [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Samuel+1%3A14-16&version=KJV 2 Samuel 1:14-16]; [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+5%3A35&version=KJV Acts 5:35] and [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+5%3A38-39&version=KJV 38-39]; [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+3%3A16-18&version=KJV 1 Corinthians 3:16-18]<br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Titus+2%3A15-3%3A1&version=KJV Titus 2:15–3:1]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Timothy+4%3A11-16&version=KJV 1 Timothy 4:11-16]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+13%3A1-3&version=KJV Romans 13:1-3]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Peter+2%3A13-17&version=KJV 1 Peter 2:13-17]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Titus+3%3A9-11&version=KJV Titus 3:9-11]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+15%3A1-11&version=KJV John 15:1-11]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+20%3A28-30&version=KJV Acts 20:28-30]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+John+2%3A18-20&version=KJV 1 John 2:18-20]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+John+1%3A8-11&version=KJV 2 John 8-11]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Peter+1%3A20-2%3A3&version=KJV 2 Peter 1:20–2:3]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Peter+3%3A15-18&version=KJV 2 Peter 3:15-18]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Thessalonians+2%3A15&version=KJV 2 Thessalonians 2:15]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Thessalonians+3%3A6&version=KJV 2 Thessalonians 3:6]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Thessalonians+3%3A15&version=KJV 2 Thessalonians 3:15]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+18%3A24-26&version=KJV Acts 18:24-26]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=James+5%3A19-20&version=KJV James 5:19-20]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+11%3A2&version=KJV 1 Corinthians 11:2] — ''compare'' [http://biblehub.com/multi/1_corinthians/11-2.htm ''multiple versions of'' 1 Corinthians 11:2]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+22%3A29&version=KJV Matthew 22:29]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+8%3A47&version=KJV John 8:47]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+15%3A34&version=KJV 1 Corinthians 15:34]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Galatians+1%3A6-9&version=KJV Galatians 1:6-9]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jude+1%3A3-4&version=KJV Jude 3-4]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jude+1%3A8-11&version=KJV Jude 8-11] — ''compare'' [http://biblehub.com/multi/jude/1-8.htm ''multiple versions of'' Jude 8]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jude+1%3A16-22&version=KJV Jude 16-22] — ''compare'' [http://biblehub.com/multi/jude/1-19.htm ''multiple versions of'' Jude 19]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Timothy+4%3A1-2&version=KJV 1 Timothy 4:1-2]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Peter+3%3A3&version=KJV 2 Peter 3:3] and [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Peter+3%3A16-17&version=KJV 3:16-17]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=3+John+1%3A9-11&version=KJV 3 John 9-11]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+14%3A15-17&version=KJV John 14:15-17]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+16%3A12-13&version=KJV John 16:12-13]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Timothy+2%3A1-2&version=KJV 2 Timothy 2:1-2]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+10%3A40&version=KJV Matthew 10:40]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+15%3A2&version=KJV Acts 15:2], [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+15%3A6&version=KJV 15:6], [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+15%3A23-24&version=KJV 15:23-24], [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+15%3A30-35&version=KJV 15:30-35]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+20%3A30&version=KJV John 20:30]; <br> [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+22%3A18-19&version=KJV Revelation 22:18-19].
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See [https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jeremiah+8%3A8-9&version=KJV '''Jeremiah 8:8-9'''] with [http://biblehub.com/jeremiah/8-8.htm multiple versions of verse 8] and [http://biblehub.com/commentaries/jeremiah/8-8.htm multiple commentaries on verse 8]. <br> This applies to [[discernment]] of misleading, inaccurate translations, versions, notes and commentaries on the Bible.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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*[[Hermeneutics|Scripture interprets Scripture]]
 
*[[Hermeneutics|Scripture interprets Scripture]]
 
*[[Biblical inerrancy]]
 
*[[Biblical inerrancy]]
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*[[Essay: How to choose a Bible]]
 
*[[Revelation, Book of (historical exegesis)]]
 
*[[Revelation, Book of (historical exegesis)]]
 
*[[Apostolic succession]]
 
*[[Apostolic succession]]
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[https://bereanbeacon.org/sola-scriptura-and-the-early-church/ Sola Scriptura and the Early Church (bereanbeacon.org)]
 
[https://bereanbeacon.org/sola-scriptura-and-the-early-church/ Sola Scriptura and the Early Church (bereanbeacon.org)]
  
[https://credohouse.org/blog/did-the-early-church-fathers-believe-in-sola-scriptura Did the Early Church Fathers Believe in Sola Scriptura? (credohouse.org)] ''includes statements carefully selected from early Church Fathers and [[Quoting out of context|quoted out of context]]''. An online search of the sources quoted in the article in most instances offers verification of the quotations in their actual context.
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[https://credohouse.org/blog/did-the-early-church-fathers-believe-in-sola-scriptura Did the Early Church Fathers Believe in Sola Scriptura? (credohouse.org)] ''includes statements carefully selected from early Church Fathers and [[Quoting out of context|quoted out of context]]''. An online search of the sources quoted in the article in most instances offers verification of the quotations in their actual context giving their original import and significance.
  
 
[http://www.solagroup.org/articles/historyofthebible/hotb_0010.html The Council of Trent: The Roman Catholic Church Response to the Protestant Demand for Reformation of the Church (1545-1563), By Dr. Herbert Samworth (solagroup.org)]
 
[http://www.solagroup.org/articles/historyofthebible/hotb_0010.html The Council of Trent: The Roman Catholic Church Response to the Protestant Demand for Reformation of the Church (1545-1563), By Dr. Herbert Samworth (solagroup.org)]

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Sola scriptura (Latin: "by Scripture alone") is the doctrine that all teachings concerning faith and life that are necessary for salvation are taught in the Bible and nowhere else; or, alternatively, it is also called a guiding Lutheran principle that the Bible is the benchmark for all things and through it all things are judged.[1] It does not mean that everything that is true is addressed in the Bible or that the Bible is written clearly enough for every believer to find and understand all that is contained therein equally as well as every other believer.

Pillar of the Protestant Reformation

The doctrinal principle of sola scriptura was a pillar of the Protestant Reformation, which rejected Roman Catholicism's claim that Tradition has as much authority within the Church as the Bible. The view is strongest among Evangelical and fundamentalist Christian denominations, and also to a great extent among Pentecostal denominations.

Compare Cafeteria Christianity and Confirmation bias.

The Authority of Scripture

A Sola Scriptura topical Bible Study

Scripture interprets scripture. The context of the whole Bible taken together. 2 Timothy 3:12–4:5

See the following sequence of passages in order which speak directly of authority in the Bible:
John 8:47;
John 5:39-40;
John 7:16-17;
John 10:34-38;
John 13:20;
John 20:21-23
Matthew 16:17-19;
Matthew 18:15-18;
Matthew 28:18-29;
Luke 24:45;
Ephesians 3:7-10compare multiple versions of Ephesians 3:10;
1 Timothy 3:14-15;
Ephesians 2:19-22;
1 Peter 2:4-9;
1 Corinthians 12:4-28;
John 13:20;
2 Corinthians 5:18-20;
Hebrews 13:17
compare Matthew 23:1-3; 1 Samuel 26:9-10; 2 Samuel 1:14-16; Acts 5:35 and 38-39; 1 Corinthians 3:16-18
Titus 2:15–3:1;
1 Timothy 4:11-16;
Romans 13:1-3;
1 Peter 2:13-17;
Titus 3:9-11;
John 15:1-11;
Acts 20:28-30;
1 John 2:18-20;
2 John 8-11;
2 Peter 1:20–2:3;
2 Peter 3:15-18;
2 Thessalonians 2:15;
2 Thessalonians 3:6;
2 Thessalonians 3:15;
Acts 18:24-26;
James 5:19-20;
1 Corinthians 11:2compare multiple versions of 1 Corinthians 11:2;
Matthew 22:29;
John 8:47;
1 Corinthians 15:34;
Galatians 1:6-9;
Jude 3-4;
Jude 8-11compare multiple versions of Jude 8;
Jude 16-22compare multiple versions of Jude 19;
1 Timothy 4:1-2;
2 Peter 3:3 and 3:16-17;
3 John 9-11;
John 14:15-17;
John 16:12-13;
2 Timothy 2:1-2;
Matthew 10:40;
Acts 15:2, 15:6, 15:23-24, 15:30-35;
John 20:30;
Revelation 22:18-19.

See Jeremiah 8:8-9 with multiple versions of verse 8 and multiple commentaries on verse 8.
This applies to discernment of misleading, inaccurate translations, versions, notes and commentaries on the Bible.

See also

References

  1. Hans-Joachim Beeskow (2006). Paul Gerhardt 1607 - 1676 An Illustrated Biography. Heimat-Verlag Lübben, 99. ISBN 3-929600-33-1. 

External links

Sola Scriptura and the Early Church (the-highway.com)

Sola Scriptura and the Early Church (bereanbeacon.org)

Did the Early Church Fathers Believe in Sola Scriptura? (credohouse.org) includes statements carefully selected from early Church Fathers and quoted out of context. An online search of the sources quoted in the article in most instances offers verification of the quotations in their actual context giving their original import and significance.

The Council of Trent: The Roman Catholic Church Response to the Protestant Demand for Reformation of the Church (1545-1563), By Dr. Herbert Samworth (solagroup.org)

Is Sola Scriptura a Protestant Concoction? A Biblical Defense of Sola Scriptura, by Dr. Greg Behnsen - Christian Resources (christiantruth.com)