But, then, of course this begs the question: were the first Christians “Bible Christians”? Did those early disciples of the Word made Flesh depend upon Sacred Scripture as the supreme and final source for the gospel of Jesus Christ? Did those Christians converted at Pentecost consider themselves new members of a “Bible based church”?
Of course, all of these questions are rhetorical as we know the answers.
Yet the refrains of “Bible Christians” touting “Bible based churches” do not cease and we find ourselves in a Christian culture that is divided. One side claiming the sole and/or supreme authority of Sacred Scripture. The other holding to the tradition passed on through the Apostles to the Chruch by way of Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture. Both with a strong regard for the written Word, but oddly at odds.
Satan smiling all the while.