ECT DID JESUS TEACH SOLA SCRIPTURA?

Cruciform

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Well, Jesus is not walking the earth speaking aloud to people so the only record we have of "every Word of God" in our present age is the scripture.
Not according to the Scriptures themselves, which also include apostolic Tradition as "the word of God" (1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Thess. 2:15; 1 Cor. 11:2).

Nowadays, Word of God = Only the Scriptures.
Contrary to what you've been told by your chosen recently-invented, man-made non-Catholic sect, this is simply an unbiblical assumption that must be read into the Bible by the Protestant exegete, as you have done here. For more info, see this.



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Cruciform

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No, but it does support a crucial element of that notion; that, in no way should the Christian faith be interpreted in such a way that, the interpretation directly conflicts with the Scripture itself, or with necessary implications/inferences drawn from the Scripture itself. Mark 7:13
Catholics would agree with this basic position. The question, then, is who possesses the inherent doctrinal authority to interpret and apply God's word in a manner which is binding upon all believers of all times?

Is it:
  • that one historic Church founded by Jesus Christ himself in 33 A.D., and against which he declared that the gates of Hades would never prevail (Mt. 16:18-19; 1 Tim. 3:15), or is it
  • each individual lay believer with a Bible and an opinion?



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john w

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Catholics would agree with this basic position. The question, then, is who possesses the inherent doctrinal authority to interpret and apply God's word in a manner which is binding upon all believers of all times?

Is it:
  • that one historic Church founded by Jesus Christ himself in 33 A.D., and against which he declared that the gates of Hades would never prevail (Mt. 16:18-19; 1 Tim. 3:15), or is it
  • each individual lay believer with a Bible and an opinion?



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"The infallibility of the Magisterium of the Pastors extends to all the elements of doctrine, including moral doctrine, without which the saving truths of the faith cannot be preserved, expounded, or observed."-Catechism Pg. 495, #2051

=infallible men, declare others, this bunch of Roman Catholic ecclesiatical clowns, this made up "the Magisterium," in clown outfits, to be infallible


Deception. No scripture asserts, nor even hints, that the church, which is his body, is infallible.
 

Totton Linnet

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Catholics would agree with this basic position. The question, then, is who possesses the inherent doctrinal authority to interpret and apply God's word in a manner which is binding upon all believers of all times?

Is it:
  • that one historic Church founded by Jesus Christ himself in 33 A.D., and against which he declared that the gates of Hades would never prevail (Mt. 16:18-19; 1 Tim. 3:15), or is it
  • each individual lay believer with a Bible and an opinion?



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God is well able to apply His word, we are told simply to preach or announce God's word. And His word is simple to understand it does not need human interpretation.
 

Cruciform

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God is well able to apply His word...
And to/through which of the 50,000+ recently-invented, man-made non-Catholic sects does he supposedly "apply his word"...?

...we are told simply to preach or announce God's word.
"...preach or announce" whose preferred interpretations of God's word? Yours? Your pastor's? Your favorite author's or TV preacher's? Billy Graham's? Oprah's? Whose interpretations are authoritative and binding upon believers?

And His word is simple to understand...
Your assumption here is utterly falsified by the existence of some 50,000+ competing and contradictory recently-invented, man-made non-Catholic denominations and sects to date, with more being invented every week---all on the basis of this supposedly "simple to understand" Bible. Try again.

...it does not need human interpretation.
Your ignorance is showing. The simple fact is that everyone interprets everything they read, every time they read it, and to read and understand without interpreting is simply impossible. To "interpret" means "to draw out the meaning." Therefore, your claim here amounts to the declaration that the Bible "does not need to have its meaning drawn out." In other words, you're saying, "I read the Bible, but I don't discern its meaning!" :doh: No, you interpret the Bible every time you read it, just like everyone else. So much for your self-evidently false claim.



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oatmeal

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And neither does his one historic Catholic Church. So much for your glaring Straw Man Fallacy.



Not all "tradition," as is seen in the fact that the apostles themselves commanded adherence to apostolic Tradition (2 Thess. 2:15; 1 Cor. 11:2). Try again.



No, not garments per se, but specifically---as you correctly write---"self-seeking motives."



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How would anyone know what is good tradition and bad tradition?

a. the written word of God - scripture alone

b. the opinions of religious leaders and their favorite traditions

What traditions did Paul consent to?

Where are those traditions listed?

a. there is no list in scripture

b. scripture is traditionally held as truth because God's word says of itself that God's word is truth. John 17:17
 

HisServant

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No, but the Holy Spirit which he sent to teach us the truth did inspire the authors of scripture... which I take as much more reliable and has more authority than a bunch of Italians.
 

SaulToPaul

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And no more poker games, swearing, cheap booze, and smoking, at the local "Knights of Columbus."

You should join All Souls Church, picnics, and band concerts in the park. Give up your MAD wacko'ism and join the clean living of Breenism.
 

john w

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You should join All Souls Church, picnics, and band concerts in the park. Give up your MAD wacko'ism and join the clean living of Breenism.

Too much talkin' about sin, hurrying about, at your "modern," Breen cult.

Who is your pastor?
 
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