Because you can tell the truth and take it out of context or speak only part truth and by so doing change the truth into a lie.
True. Scripture can be twisted too. Truth is not an easy thing. There are many wrong answers to the equation 2 plus 2, but only one right answer.
Now when the reformers spoke abour Sola Scriptura they in context were saying that only the scriptures are the true foundation and final authority for faith and sound doctrin.
The Reformers were wrong and didn't understand how the Semetic culture thought. Your Baptist professor was wrong. The written word did not hold authority in the ancient world, because forging was easy. Word of mouth was much more trusted source. By the way, no, the scriptures are *not* the source of Protestant theology. They are important, mind you, but their *interpretation* of Scripture is what they really believe in, but that doesn't sound as good. Hate to say it, but sola scriptura is just old form of PR
Which was the answering to the roman church that asserted that thier traditions were to be held above that of scripture.
The reason we even have scripture has to do with tradition. Note what the NT says, the church is the pillar and foundation of the truth (1 Tim 3:15). Paul also encourages his readers to follow his oral tradition (2 Thes 2:15).
Is everything about God that you know comes from scripture. The answer would be no for you as well as me.
Two major ideas missing are the Trinity and the divinity of the Holy Spirit. Do you think Jesus was fully God and
fully man? So I do. That comes from the ecumenical councils, only very indirectly from the Scriptures.
So if you NOW speak of scripture alone 'Sola scriptura' though in matters of sound doctrin and true faith it is STILL the only foundation.
Again, the scriptures say otherwise. Really, if the Scriptures were the only
source of the truth (ignoring Paul's letter which says the church is), don't you think Jesus might have made some reference to this. The reason we have sola scriptura has to do with church politics.
Expecialy as the roman church still insists as it has always done that her traditions are to be held above the scriptures or the final authority. She now asserting that she is infallable in such matters. (a very foolish notion)
Why would the true church disagree with scriptures? I don't think the RCC is the true church, but they are better than most.
In THAT respect then we should not say scripture alone.
For the letter killeth .
But even as there is a BODY of truth which are the scriptures. There is also the "Spirit fo truth"
But the Scriptures says the church is the source of the truth and says *nothing* about the Scriptures holding any type of final authority, yet it says much about the church.
Which then answers the matter over what translation.
Ahh, translation. There is no perfect translation of Scripture. This is (one reason) why we need the church
To them then that say they honour Peter as the foundation of their church listen then to the words of Your(?) Peter.
!ALL scriptures is given by inspiration of God and is good for correction and reproof................etc"
Context, sir. Note the scriptures here are the OT. And no, would not include the NT. It's like saying in after WWI, that that war was the Greatest of all time, which it was at the time, but you can read that truth into the future.
And why can't you believe that the church is the pillar and foundation of the truth as Paul says. Do you believe what Paul wrote is true?
But not only holds to her traditions which jesus said "make the Word of God of none effect" but reject those very same scriptures as the final authority. and does far worse says she is infallable in them!
Tradition is a fact of life. There are good traditions (regular bathing) and bad traditions (profanity). Traditions can be very important to our lives. I brush my teeth twice daily, eat three meals a day, and say "good morning" to people All traditions.
As to the various translations there are enough good books to show the validity of the KJV over all modern translations and indeed the roman one. For any true student of Christ to search out and be enlightened on the matter .
Why would you say this? The KJV is beautiful, but it was written to be jsut that. The truth was not even the goal of the KJV. There is some science to this. The translation methods today are superior to those then. On the other hand, theological traditions are read into many modern translations, especially the NIV. I read NKJV.
Believe as you feel led, but disparaging others for their beliefs is another matter. Study the history of the church.
It will rock your world, did mine.