Sola Scriptura is a false doctrine
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In Christianity, it is important that we learn directly from the source of God's divine doctrine: the bible. In this Christian debate, as is stated, we both believe that the bible is the divine source of knowledge; it has the stance of all that is good. We therefore have to rely on the bible as our source for all divine literature within Christianity. Since we believe that the Bible is the divine inspiration of God in word form, we must then derive any of God's teachings from this holy book.
Within Christianity, this is a valid argument. As we know that the Bible is the true Word, we know that all Christian ideals must come from this summation of books. On that note, the Bible is open to interpretation and all have the right to derive all of their theology from the bible. In reading Scripture, we are able to tell how God wishes for us to act and to proceed in our lives. However, all traditions that are within Christianity are not mentioned in the Bible. It is due to this that the doctrine of sola scriptura is needed.
All theologies must be completely derived from the bible. In this, the entire Truth is able to be made. through the rejection of ideals that are not mentioned in the Bible, we come closer to the actual tradition that the Bible wishes for us to have.
In short, since the Bible is containing of all of God's true word, sola scriptura is the most reliable and correct doctrine in Christian theology.
Another interesting fact is that the books of Chronicles were not written until the time of the Jewish exile. Why was this so? It was so that the Jewish people could know for certain the teachings they heard orally (tradition). In fact, most of the books of the Bible were not written in the time that they took place. Chronicles is one example. The Gospel of John is another. Most people would agree that Jesus' ministry was somewhere between 30-33 A.D. However, the Gospel of John was not written until roughly 90 A.D. And it also was really unique compared to Matthew, Mark, and Luke which already existed. And in that same gospel, the story of the woman caught in adultery was said to be tradition that was later added. And yet we consider that to be scripture. And take for example Hezekiah finding more compiled proverbs of Solomon (Proverbs 25:1) And we consider those also to be scripture though they were found much later. There is to much to discuss so I will end my argument here for a start. There are many other proofs but I will end my argument here.
There is so much wrong with your argument.
Firstly, you claim the infallibility of the Bible, yet then say that Chronicles is not accurate. You attempt to explain that since the books are not written in the time of the actual events, that they are not accurate. However, by accepting the infallibility of the Bible, you agree that the Bible is accurate and is true. Your argument has a logical contradiction.
In addition, the argument you present is that no scripture can be trusted. You state that what we consider to be scripture is actually false, as you have suggested that scripture becomes fallible once the date of its writing is not that of the rest of the book that it is in. This is incredibly fallacious, as you attempt to state that the Bible, which you claim is infallible, is inaccurate and not able to be taken.
Never do you back up your point that the scripture should not be the sole source of our divine inspiration. It has been stated:
"All things in Scripture are not alike plain in themselves, nor alike clear unto all; yet those things which are necessary to be known, believed, and observed, for salvation, are so clearly propounded and opened in some place of Scripture or other, that not only the learned, but the unlearned, in a due use of the ordinary means, may attain unto a sufficient understanding of them."
We know that the scripture is true. We have the ability to interpret scripture. We cannot for sure say who is correct and who isn't, but we do know one thing: that scripture is the source of divine information that we must use.
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