Questions for “Bible Christians”

by Steve Ray on July 10, 2010

A while ago I put together a list of over 35 questions for “Bible Christians” who reject the Catholic Church but believe in sola Scriptura — the Bible Alone. This issue is the Achilles Heel of the Bible Only Protestant tradition. By the way, the early Church had not such tradition. This novel idea only reared its ugly head during the Protest-ant Rebellion.

Here are questions 8-13 as examples. For the whole list, click here.

8) How do we know who wrote the books that we call Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Hebrews, and 1, 2, and 3 John?
9) On what authority, or on what principle, would we accept as Scripture books that we know were not written by one of the twelve
apostles?

10) Where in the Bible do we find an inspired and infallible list of books that should belong in the Bible? (e.g., Is the Bible’s Table of
Contents inspired?)

11) How do we know, from the Bible alone, that the individual books of the New Testament are inspired, even when they make
no claim to be inspired?

12) How do we know, from the Bible alone, that the letters of St. Paul, who wrote to first century congregations and individuals, are
meant to be read by us as Scripture 2000 years later?

13) Where does the Bible claim to be the sole authority for Christians in matters of faith and morals?

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Michael McGreevy January 5, 2010 at 2:40 PM

Sweet. I printed this out. I also put this in my Bible so I am ready the next time someone says all I need is the Bible alone.

Louis January 6, 2010 at 7:54 PM

Hey Steve,
Great list. Since I am in a mixed marriage, I would like to print this out and put it in my children’s Bible. Any chance you could change the title to “Bible Only Christians” ?

Thanks for your work.

If you can’t, pray for one more Southern Baptist wife to search out the full revelation of the Truth.

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