I believe the Reformation does have value for those of us who aren't Reformed, including those who are believers in dispensationalism, free-grace, fundamentalist, and Baptist. The five "alones" of the Reformation are great expressions of truth, even if they aren't enough and even if later believers have added certain things.
The Biblical God revealed in the Bible should be our starting point, but we need to justify this starting point as well before we begin to study the Bible and Christian doctrine.
A fundamental of the genuine Christian faith have always been a defense of Scriptural authority. This concept can involve more than one idea, let me just throw out some key ideas. First, the saying sola Scriptura, the concept of Scripture alone, referring to the exclusive nature of the Bible's authority. Second, the concept of the … Continue reading Thoughts on a Self-Authenticating Bible
Paul's description of the Thessalonian response to his message demonstrates that the words of God's messengers are truly the words of God even while being the words of the human messenger.