I think you are assuming that I believe in a Doctrine that contradicts Scripture. As my status indicates, I’m Catholic. There are not Catholic Doctrines that contradict Scripture. Perhaps you are relying on your own person interpretation of Scripture (2Pet1:20) to find some contradictions?
Ahs said "…no one can be certain that the opposing view is wrong because BOTH views are based on someone’s understanding of what Scripture is really saying. How does SS resolve this issue?
Be careful in your analysis here, for what you are really saying is that no one can be sure of what is really true. But Jesus said if you did His will you would know the truth. (John 7:17 and 8:31-31) Many people want to know the truth without doing His will, and say they love Him without keeping His commandments (John 14:15).Paul says the scriptures can make you wise unto salvation (2Tim 3:15) and Jesus says you will err in not knowing the scriptures (Matt 22:29) These are powerful verses given validity to sola scriptura and that the Lord has made provision for us to know the truth.
Which of those verses says “sola scriptura”? And which of them indicates that your own private interpretation is just as valid as anyone elses (don’t forget 2Pet 1:20)?
If the doctrines of the Catholic church do not violate scripture , why would you be so adamant in your dislike for SS?
Because SS is contrary to Scripture and has led to countless divisions in Christianity.
If your doctrines are pure, SS would be a powerful argument for your beliefs.
No it wouldn’t, because it would necessarily imply that everyone has the correct understanding of Scripture, even though there are MANY different understandings of Scripture. In other words, my doctrines would only be as pure as my personal understanding of the Scripture that I believe supports them. It necessarily subjects Truth/Doctrine to my own person opinion/beliefs/understandings of Scripture.
The only people who would object to SS would be those who cannot validate their doctrines or traditions through the inspired word of God.
Chapter and verse please that says that all Truth has to be validated through Scripture. Or perhaps the chapter and verse that says that the Inspried Word of God is only in Scripture?
Sola scriptura is the great truth detector for it compares all doctrine to the Bible, and you have already agreed that the Bible is truth.
Yes, the Bible is Truth, but not the SOLE source of Truth. And the Bible does not claim to be.
When you say “no one can be certain” then you are contradicting Christ’s statements saying we are to know the truth : John 8:32 “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
Please give me the Scriptural reference that says that your understanding of Scripture is more correct than another Christian who disagrees with you.
Phineas said: Knowing the truth depends on your sincerity and depth of study.
Ahs then asked: Says who? Does the Bible say this? Or is this just an opinion? Using SS, please demonstrate this for me.
Sincerity Jerm 29:13 And ye shall seek me, and find [me], when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
Depth of Study 2 Tim 2:15 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
And whose objective standard do we use to define sincerety or depth of study? I can study for years and not learn any truth, if I’m studying with the light turned off and can barely make out the letters.
Remember, SS is not against tradition in general, but rather against tradition that contradicts the scriptures, for anything that contradicts the truth is a lie…
Then SS is a lie, because it contradicts the Scriptures.