I wanted to add something to recent thread on sola scriptura, had it all typed up and the thread closed just before i hit post button posted so i thought maybe reopen it here if anybody is interested:. Here is what I had:
Is that like the idea that the church is the highest authority was invented by men who didn’t want to straddle scriptural authority ?
Scripture is replete with references to a Church empowered by Christ and led by the Spirit into all truth.
Yes and… Show me one scripture that says the church is above scripture.
Paul, as an Apostle, claimed this authority and used it when he told the Thessalonians to hold onto the teaching (Traditions)
Yes and then what did he say about his letter, it is less authoritative ? Doesn’t the latest word have the last say ? That because tradition was first does not mean the second (written ) is not just as binding if not more binding. Never heard of oral word being more binding than a later written word…
So protestantism (definition of SS) has gone from only one authority to more than one authority.
The suggestion that “scripture alone” was said in a vacuum and meant just that, to the exclusion of all other authority, is weird for scripture itself talks of many authorities. Truth can be stranger than fiction but not in this case.