Is this a doctrine, concept, idea?
does it mean just what is says? You only the scripture?
Asked by Anonymous at 1:57 PM on Sep. 19, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by Anonymous at 3:54 PM on Sep. 19, 2009
It's more of a concept because it's different denominations have different speicifics about it.
Most protestants believe in sola scriptura -the idea that the bible is the only inerrant/infallible authority for Christian faith. But they do recognize that early Christian creeds, church leaders and pastors can and should contribute to understanding the bible.
Some evangelicals have taken that idea to the extreme and that is sometimes called solo scriptura the bible is the only authority period. They dismiss ecumenical creeds, early teachings of church leaders, it all boils down basically that how an individal chooses to interpret scripture is right.
Answer by eringobrough at 10:37 PM on Sep. 19, 2009
Answer by eringobrough at 10:43 PM on Sep. 19, 2009
Answer by Lexylex at 7:30 AM on Sep. 20, 2009