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What is the basis for Sola Scriptura?

Is there anywhere in the Bible that says Christians should be Sola Scriptura?

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marked as duplicate by Mason Wheeler, Caleb, Software Monkey, wax eagle, warren Aug 31 '11 at 11:40

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I love a good recursive question... – leeand00 Aug 31 '11 at 5:04
@Mason Wheeler: It's not a dupe, that other one is asking about "personal interpretation"--it's a misunderstanding of "Sola Scriptura." It ought to be re-titled, but that was met with some resistance. – Flimzy Aug 31 '11 at 5:09
@Mason: It's actually not a dupe; the other one is asking where the idea came from and this is asking for Biblical support. – El'endia Starman Aug 31 '11 at 5:09
I suppose, but the answers will basically be the same either way... – Mason Wheeler Aug 31 '11 at 5:10

The Bible has trouble being self-referential, since the Bible did not exist as a collection until after the individual books were written. Also, any time someone was writing a book that would later become scripture, the writer was generating new thoughts not seen in earlier books of scripture. So, for any writer to say, "Only trust scripture" is disingenuous, since the writer was taking inspiration from other sources himself, even if that other source was a direct revelation from God.

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So in other words, Sola Scriptura is unscriptural. Anybody who believes in it must believe in it from extra-Biblical traditions of man. – King David Mar 20 '15 at 21:01

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