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Sola Scriptura isn't taught in the Bible Sola scriptura is a self-refuting doctrine. Rather, we find the following biblical instructions to maintain traditions that were not passed down in biblical writings: "I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions just as I handed them on to you" (1 Corinthians 11:2, NRSV). ...


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From a historical perspective, the texts which became canonical were those which proto-orthodox Christians accepted and based their practices and traditions upon. Therefore the practices and traditions are in keeping with books which became part of the Bible. If you think about it some Christian traditions must predate the writing of certain texts. In 1 ...


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There is no Biblical basis for either. According to tradition, Peter requested upside-down crucifixion because he didn't feel worthy of the same execution as Jesus, but this is not in the Bible. The upside-down cross as demonic is also not in the Bible, although the symbolism is clear.


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Biblical Christianity vs. un-Biblical Christianity In regards to protestantism, Biblical Christianity could probably be defined or characterized by how one would describe un-Biblical Christianity. What is unbiblical Christianity? It is Christianity (or the claim thereof) that lives or teaches something in contradiction to Scripture. Naturally, to conclude ...


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I was flipping through Christianity For Dummies the other day, and I noticed that the author of the book liked to use the term "biblical Christianity," which then made me suspicious about his usage of the term. He claimed that he would write from a neutral perspective and admitted that he came from an "evangelical Protestant" background, but after reading a ...


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Protestants and Sola Scriptura adherents: When was scripture alone sufficient? There is a picture of the Bible being sufficient given in the parable of the rich man and Lazarus. Luke 16:31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead. We see that even the Old ...


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Below I have put together some key passages from two scholarly articles on the subject. At the Bottom of this post you will find links to the two, much longer, articles. "We know that the Bible is the Word of God. The Bible declares itself to be God-breathed, inerrant, and authoritative. We also know that God does not change His mind or contradict ...


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We need to start by bearing in mind that during Jesus lifetime there is no set Bible as such. There are collections of scrolls in synagogues but the ones that would eventually be considered canonical by modern Judaism were not set at that time (canonicity in Judaism slowly distilled between ~200BC and ~200AD). You would get different stuff in different ...



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