This is part 2 of my summary of the work Forged from Reformation on the relationship between dispensationalism and Reformed Theology. This summary covered several essay on Sola Scriptura.
Bible Difficulties can prove to be a troubling issue in the justification of the Bible's Inspiration. Norman Geisler and Thomas Howe offer several things of help to me, and here I share 6 main points gleaned from what they wrote.
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