This is in response to a quote from another thread. On the other thread this author has said that we are not addressing his original post. I think he has a valid point, so, here is my response.
I appreciate you trying to clear up any misconceptions about sola scriptura. I would not want to misrepresent anyones views, this is something that happens to Catholics quite often. Although I understand what you are saying about the subject, we still disagree, so here is my view.
[quote=michaelp]I believe that the teaching of Sola Scriptura implies that it is God’s verified Word alone that binds our conscience. In other words the Scripture alone is the primary and only infallible source from which we recieve revelation from God. This is not to say that God cannot still speak infallibly through prophets today. If there was a verified prophet, we would listen to him.
God has always protected His word and verified His revelation through supernatural occurrences that left little doubt that it was God speaking. I think of Moses and the signs he performed to the Israelites to verify that he was from God. I think of the stipulations laid down for EVERYONE who claims to speak for God in Deut 13 and 18 (read them). I think of Paul’s statement in 2 Cor. 12:12 saying that the “signs of a true apostle were performed among you with signs and wonders.” I think that God has always been very protective of his word so that he would not be misrepresented. Therefore, he set up the rules that have not changed. If someone claims to speak for God, let him show UNDENIABLE sign (raise the dead, turn a staff into a snake, predict the future with 100% accuracy, heal the paralyzed, etc).
1 "If a prophet arises among you, or a dreamer of dreams, and gives you a sign or a wonder, 2 and the sign or wonder which he tells you comes to pass, and if he says, ‘Let us go after other gods,’ which you have not known, ‘and let us serve them,’ 3 you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or to that dreamer of dreams; for the LORD your God is testing you, to know whether you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.[/font]
[font=Arial][font=Arial]This seems to say that a predicted wonder or sign that comes to pass is insufficient to determine that someone is sent by the lord. ( I think that this sums up the point of the chapter, therefore I didn’t bother to quote it further.)