The biblical principle of “sola scriptura” is derived from these divine revelations:

Ecclesiastes 3:14

[14]I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.

Isaiah 34:16

[16]Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want reuth (additional one): for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.

The book of the lord speaks of the true scriptures. It don’t need additional one. Additional one implies, any other religious supplement, as it say,

2 Peter 1:3

[3]According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and eusebeia (piety or religion) through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

Therefore, the true scriptures is the sole source of truth, as all things about religion was given and complete and that it don’t necessitates additional religious supplements, as it clarifies more, not to exceed it,

1 Corinthians 4:6

[6]And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.

Therefore, “sola scriptura” or scriptures only, implies, that all religious truth must be derived from it, in that sense, where it is the confirmatory reference for anything that must be accepted as truth, such that any secondary reference, must first have the bible’s approval. 

Secondary reference, such as science, history, dictionary etc.., if ever that the true scripture approves of it then inevitably by this principle,nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it, must likewise be accepted as integral part (secondary) of “sola scriptura”!

The bible approves of science and nature (i.e laws) as it say,

1 Corinthians 11:14-15

[14]Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?

[15]But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.

1 Timothy 6:20

[20]O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:

The bible approves of nature, logically, natural science, as our teacher thus approving natural science such as physics, biology, etc…as secondary part of sola scriptura, and that we must not oppose it by falsehood, therefore, science is part of sola scriptura!

History is likewise a secondary part of sola scriptural, as god implies,

Isaiah 42:9

[9]Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.

1 Thessalonians 5:21

[21]Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

Before it come to pass god foretold already, implying prophecies. We are required to prove all of these therefore necessitates the analytical process of proving its historical veracity. For proving it as truthful, there is necessity, to refer it to historical fulfillment. This logical effort, suggests that, history is a necessity in terms of biblical assessment, implying, history as an approved source of supplemental truth, therefore, a part of sola scriptura.

Dictionary is likewise a secondary part of sola scriptura, as implied,

Psalms 102:12,18

[12]But thou, O LORD, shalt endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations.

[18]This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.

The true scripture was written for the generation to come, and being universal, it needs the supplementary corroboration of word meaning, as being written in greek and hebrew cannot be understood by non-greek and non-hebrew, thus logically, these appropriate dictionaries are part of sola scriptura for it to be possible as a universal book for all.

In these regards, we know that sola scriptura, is not literal “scripture only” or exclusive and as a single reference. 

It only means, “everything that the scripture approves is part of sola scriptura” such as,

2 Thessalonians 2:15

[15]Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.

The integral “sola scriptura” is composed of two traditions: word (oral) and epistle (written)!

Therefore oral tradition as well as written (bible) is the primary component of sola scriptura, but the question is, did the oral tradition promised to be practiced in perpetuity?

No! There was no oral tradition that continued, even, catholics, have no exact oral tradition, as they claimed was, they distort oral traditions as it pleased the magisterium, here in a catholic statement:

It say, the oral tradition could be modified!

They say, by the principle “bind and loose”, as derived from this:

Matthew 16:19

whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 

Therefore, as they assumed by virtue of self-interpretation, that this verse authorized them to modify, tamper scriptures and likewise invent modern practices such as crusade and inquisition etc…which by far is anti-apostolic. But then, nowhere in the scriptures suggest that to “bind and loose” speaks of tampering and inventing as they pleased. 

1 Peter 4:2

[2]That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

As it say, “bind and loose” must be based on God’s will, not contradicting it by tampering and invention such as the unbiblical crusade, inquisition, compulsory celibacy, wine only for priests, kneeling on images etc…as product of “bind and loose” therefore, making their oral tradition as invalid as it can be tampered, with things contrary to scriptures! Or apostolic practices! as it say,

Romans 16:17

[17]Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.

The catholic church being anti-apostolic through its illegitimate interpretation of “bind and loose” makes them a false church thus nullifying any concept of continual practice of oral tradition. By this, oral traditions are quite, irrelevant as there is no proof of its valid existence!

Therefore, in our time, “sola scriptura” means, written truth only.



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