Sola Scriptura can be broken into two parts:
- Sola - Alone
- Scriptura - The sacred Scriptures
One aspect of Sola Scriptura is the idea that Scripture is the Sole Infallible AND Authoritative rule of faith over Christians.
But in relation to my last post, there is a question over the canon of scripture. Since no book that anyone would consider scripture (at least among protestants that would claim Sola Scriptura) never says what scripture is, who determines what scripture is? Or, as I point out in my blog post:
This poses a two horned dilemma. Horn 1 - The source that canonized the Bible is not infallible and authoritative, thus we could add any books to the Bible and no one would have a basis to reject these additions (this is obviously bad). Horn 2 - The source that canonized the Bible is infallible and authoritative, thus Sola Scriptura is false. So whatever horn you take, you will end up with consequences.
So to close on my question, what source has given us the canon of scripture (not scripture, since that has come from God), and is that source infallible or authoritative?