I can tell you the following with tremendous confidence: If you genuinely believe in the statement you just made, then you have yet to open your Bible.
For one thing, the Bible does not have authority to declare anything.
Please clarify. It appears that Jesus and the apostles would disagree with you. Read my post here:
Yes, you reject Catholic Tradition…but do you realize you have a “Tradition” too…only it is not catholic?
I reject the Catholic understanding of tradition, that is, it is on the same level as Scripture.
I would suggest the following for reading and study:
I will get to this a little later today, but I will go ahead and address the quoted portion you provided below.
‘Tradition’ becomes whatever one agrees with in the history of the Church, such as the Nicene Creed or Chalcedonian Christology…What makes it ‘authoritative’ for Mohler is that it agrees with his interpretation of Scripture. If he encounters something in the tradition that seems extra-biblical or opposed to Scripture he rejects it. For that reason, tradition does not authoritatively guide his interpretation. His interpretation picks out what counts as tradition, and then this tradition informs his interpretation.
This would make sense if I had the same understanding of “tradition” as a Catholic. I do not view any “tradition” as authoritative. Scriptures verify the tradition. Traditions, even if they agree with Scriptures, are never authoritative.
And you see the Trinity in these verses because a Church council has laid the “Tradition” to see understand these verses as the Trinity.
I do not see the trinity because there was a council that decided it. Are you under the impression that the deity of Christ was denied up until the fourth century?
Are you familiar with the heresy of Arius?
Of course I am, as I was a Unitarian upon conversion.
This is a classic protestant verse, and completely ignores the prior verses, which I provide.
Here it is again with verse 14:
14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 15 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Now, can you explain it again, with verse 14 to 16? Does it actually say Bible alone?
I never suggested that this one passage generated the understanding of sola scriptura. I suggest reading the 15th and 16th posts on this thread.