Sola Scriptura - Do Protestants Really Believe in Bible Alone?
Protestants Do NOT Believe in Bible Alone (Sola Scriptura).
The core of Protestant theology is the concept of Sola Scriptura or Bible Alone.
This means they believe that the Bible is their only basis from which they draw their theological beliefs.
If this is true, then Protestants should believe everything that is in the Bible, but do they?
Indeed, they do not.
We will prove this with the Bible.
The Body And Blood Of Christ
In the Bible Christ says this is My Body This is My Blood.
Let's read John 6:54-57:
“Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him. Just as the living Father sent me and I have life because of the Father, so also the one who feeds on me will have life because of me
Protestants say NO! It is not His Body or Blood.
In the Bible, Christ says confess to one another and tells the Apostles whose sins they forgive are forgiven, whose sins they do not forgive are not forgiven.
Let's read John 20:21-23:
"[Jesus] said to them again,“Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.”
Protestants say NO! Do not confess your sins to another human.
The Catholic Church
In the Bible, it teaches that Christ founded a Church.
Let's read Matthew 16:18-19:
"And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”
Protestants say Christ did not leave a Church, we can each get a bible and start our own churches.
So Protestants say NO! That Church is not the True Church; it is not Christian and it is the whore of Babylon.
The Bible says you are NOT saved by faith alone.
Let's read James 2:24:
“See how a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.”
Protestants say NO! You are justified by Faith Alone.
Now after all these things, do Protestants truly believe in the Bible alone?
It is very obvious that Protestants interpret the scripture to meet their man made theology, they do not set their theology to believe the Bible.
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Article written by Jose Licea for Christian Catholic Media
Jose Licea is a Catholic Apologist who loves to study scripture and defend the Catholic faith.