I was fascinated by this persons journey of realization that the Bible alone or Sola Scriptura has to be questioned.
BUT…THAT’S NOT IN THE BIBLE!
I quickly realized, however, that what I was really saying was, “That’s not the way I read the Bible.” I had already established to my own satisfaction that prefacing my beliefs with the phrase, “The Bible says,” while being a recognition of Scripture’s trustworthiness, was rather futile, as I could “make the Bible say” whatever I wanted it to say 2,000 years later, depending on my denomination’s tradition. This was when what should have been obvious all along really hit home: All denominations, even if they say they’re just reading Scripture, are filtering it through a tradition of some sort. Many Protestants will admit this readily, merely saying that their particular tradition is the most faithful to the authors’ original intent. However, how will one prove this?
Protestants are realizing that this man made traditioin of the Bible alone just won’t lead you anywhere except to the truth if you keep your eyes open…