Recently in our world we have seen some really crazy stuff! I have had many people call, email and text and say, “what do think about all this, I don’t know what or who to believe any more.” It seems like finding the truth in the world today is getting harder and harder. People will say whatever it takes to get what they want, when they want it. You have heard it many times before…”if it feels good, do it!” How about this one…”get all you can and take all you get!” Or … “I gotta look out for number one”. The world is self centered and truth is abstract, subjective and muddy at best.
So in the midst of all this confusion where and how do we find truth? Well, even as I sit here and write this, a song in the background is reminding me what to do, it says over and over “Jesus, I will run to you”. We must run to the source of truth, to the truth Himself, Jesus. He says in John 14:6 ….“I am the way, the truth, and the life.” But then I ask, where did I find that truth? In the Bible, His written word. The source of truth. This weeks podcast is about that very thing and our need to understand that the Bible, God’s Holy scripture, is the truth and is the place we must look when everything around us gets crazy and we begin to lose our way.
This week Tina and I discuss the subject of “sola scriptura” which is Latin for “scripture alone”. As Christians we must understand and teach others that the Bible is the very source of all truth and clears the way for us to live on a solid foundation when the world around seems to be shifting day by day.
The principle of “sola Scriptura” has to do with the sufficiency of Scripture as our supreme authority in all spiritual matters. “Sola Scriptura” simply means that all truth necessary for our salvation and spiritual life is taught in Scripture. Scripture is the supreme authority on any matter on which it speaks. We are forbidden to add to or take away from Scripture Deut. 4:2, Deut.12:32, Rev. 22:18-19. To add to it is to lay on people a burden that God Himself does not intend for them to bear Matt. 23:4.
Scripture is therefore the perfect and only standard of spiritual truth, revealing infallibly all that we must believe in order to be saved and all that we must do in order to glorify God. That…. no more, no less…. is what “sola Scriptura” means.
Give Em Heaven,