MARK MITTELBERG: Are you saying that one of the Ten Commandments says “thou shalt not kill” but then if God kills then he's breaking his own commandment? Let’s examine the facts: FACT: There is nothing in Scripture teaching that “Scripture alone” is all-sufficient for the Christian Faith. Now that is not to say that the story never occurred. On a personal level, sola scriptura is an important concept for Christians today. Rather, it is strictly an oral Tradition. Why would that negate the inerrancy of the Bible? I think that's where we need to focus our efforts and our energy to defeat this idea that somehow it all came about with any intelligence, without design, without a Creator. QUESTION: Are there other cases of extra-OT Scriptural Traditions recorded in the NT? In the first place the early Church did not have a Bible with which to practice sola scriptura. FACT: Jesus Himself lived by these oral traditions. MODERATOR: God's relationship to time and how that relates to prayer. FACT: 1 Timothy 3:15 calls the Church the “pillar and foundation of Truth.” Yet, Scripture alone is never called this; nor is Scripture ever considered authoritative when apart from the Church, which is guided by this same Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:20-21 & 2:1-3). It's hard to say. 1 Clement then continues this thought in 44:1-2, where it reads: “Our Apostles knew through our Lord Jesus Christ that there would be strife for the office of bishop. Let's love what's real; let's pursue what's right and what's true. Is it reasonable to believe the Christians should rely on the Bible alone as it's sole authority? So maybe John wrote the Gospel and then later on he thought, Oh, I forgot about this story, and in the second edition he included it in. Here you will find a deep library of writings, videos, podcasts, and more that feature the work of Dr. William Lane Craig. MODERATOR: Are there others that would like to come forward and ask a question? QUESTION: OK, so let me make sure that I understood. Therefore, we bring even the statements of Ecumenical Councils before the bar of Scripture. 1. Not in the sense that it changes God's mind, but in the sense that God knew whether we would pray or not, and if we would pray he may have providentially decided to do certain things that he would not have done had he known we would not pray. This principle is largely based on 2 Timothy 3:16, which says, "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." Let no one do anything of concern to the Church without the bishop. In the Bible we had the stoning of the woman caught in adultery or the attempt they were going to stone that woman caught in adultery. FACT: While the “chair of Moses” is an element of ancient Jewish tradition — apparently dating from the time of Moses himself — it is recorded nowhere in the Old Testament Scriptures. These are if-then statements in the subjunctive mood, not the indicative mood. If I were to ask the boss for a raise, he would raise my salary. And about four or five levels into this I sometimes just go, Timeout. But, you know Him because He remains with you and will be in you. This resource has material suitable for all sorts of people from the honest sceptic seeking truth to the Christian living the life. June 3, 2016. Maybe it wasn't in the original Gospel of John. Some of them will go with us on that. I think that's helping to remove barriers and get back to the real mission which is to present Christ and the Gospel to them. So that's the proper meaning of the term. MIKE LICONA: Sure. These Latin phrase—Sola Scriptura, Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, Solus Christus, and Soli Deo Gloria—tell us that Scripture alone is our highest authority and that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, for God’s glory alone. So that's how I would answer that. 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