Cookie a day: False Teachers Will Always Steer you Away From Scripture, Stating It’s Insufficient

20 To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, there will be no dawn for them.

Isaiah 8:20


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If someone brings some other teaching that’s not scripture there will be no dawn for them. What does no dawn mean anyway? It means that the person will stay in darkness until his/her’s death. Scripture brings light to a person and shows the individual which way to go (Psalms 119:105). The path of righteousness can only be found in scripture alone.

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27 thoughts on “Cookie a day: False Teachers Will Always Steer you Away From Scripture, Stating It’s Insufficient

  1. Sola Scriptura underemphasizes the fact that the Bible came from the Church, the Church did not come from the Bible. The Church got along quite nicely in the world without having a Bible for a few hundred years. If Sola Scriptura was true, how did the early Church evangelize and overthrow the Roman Empire, survive and prosper almost 350 years, without knowing for sure which books belong in the canon of Scripture? They didn’t go by Scripture Alone. There was no Bible for quite some time. The canon of Scripture was not settled till the 4th century. Who or what served as the final Christian authority up to the time that the New Testament’s canon was identified? And if there was a final authority before the establishment of the canon, on what basis did that authority cease being final once the Bible’s canon was established? The whole position is utterly illogical.

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    1. You said-“The Church got along quite nicely in the world without having a Bible for a few hundred years.”

      That statement is incorrect. The early Christians had letters from the Apostles and the Pauline letters.

      You said-“If Sola Scriptura was true, how did the early Church evangelize and overthrow the Roman Empire, survive and prosper almost 350 years,”

      They preached the gospel through the letters that were dispersed and recopied to other churches. I have no idea where you get your information from but the answer is in scripture.

      You said-“without knowing for sure which books belong in the canon of Scripture?”

      The letters that were considered inspired and accepted was because the early church before 350 A.D. deemed them inspired from the Apostles so the council just put those letters together that were already accepted by the early Christians.

      You said-“They didn’t go by Scripture Alone. There was no Bible for quite some time. The canon of Scripture was not settled till the 4th century.”

      I’m sorry but that is a lie, wherever you got that erroneous statement from because in scripture, the oldest letter or Book to be written was Revelation in 90 A.D.

      You said-“Who or what served as the final Christian authority up to the time that the New Testament’s canon was identified?”

      The early Christians deemed those letters inspired because it was handed down from the Apostles to the churches and copies were made and the churches new that they were inspired. Those letters continued to be handed down to the next generation.

      The last part of your question(s) is redundant.

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      1. While the early Christians had letters from the Apostles and the Pauline letters, they didn’t have a complete Bible. The canon was undetermined. Some thought the Letter of Hermas was inspired, some did not. Writings like the Apocalypse of Peter were in the mix. The First Christians didn’t have the Bible as we do today.

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      2. Not every church back then was from God as we see some false churches today. Those who accepted letters or Books that were not inspired by the Apostles apparently got deceived like churches today get deceived. For an example, the Jehovah Witnesses claim that their Bible translation is the correct one which they changed it in the Book of John 1:1 as “the Word was a god” instead of agreeing with the other translations that read “the Word was God.” That doesn’t mean that in today’s time we are confused in not knowing which one is God’s Word. In the early church, you had Christians who didn’t accept those Books has inspired but knew which one was from God.

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      3. Because they knew where those letters came from since it was handed down to them from the Apostles and they continued to hand down to their children and members of the church. They knew full well that those letters were inspired because as you see now we still have them. Satan tried to give false letters to the churches as to deceive them but those who had the Word of God knew that those other letters contradicted what they knew was inspired.

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      1. They had it, how do you think that Matthew quoted from the Old Testament. They had access to it in their church and in Matthew’s case in his synagogue. So if Matthew had access of the Old Testament the logical conclusion is that the early church had access to it as well.

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      2. I am arguing not that the Christians didn’t have access to the OT, but that they didn’t recognize what we have as the Bible today till the 4th century. They didn’t decide what was inspired till then. How could Scripture have been the sole authority if the didn’t know what all of Scripture was?

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      3. Tradition a.k.a holy scripture was penned from 30-90A.D. Catholics tradition is completely different from holy Scripture. The tradition/letters eventually was all written down before the death of the Apostles. Your tradition is not scripture.

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      4. But the formula for choosing the inspired books, as you stated, is not in the Bible. Therefore, your method is not loyal to Scripture. How are you to know, from the basis of Scripture Alone, what books belong in the Bible?

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      5. The formula like you call it, was done not in 350 A.D. but by the early church that knew where it came from, from the hands of the Apostles and Paul. By the time it got into the hands of the council, those letters were already accepted as inspired.

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      6. Some of the early Church accepted them as inspired, yes. But who were the Apostles and Paul to deem what was inspired or not? Shouldn’t Scripture itself say what’s inspired?

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      7. You said-“But who were the Apostles and Paul to deem what was inspired or not?”

        Your question is very troubling.

        John 14:26
        But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit–the Father will send Him in My name–will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have told you.

        Jesus promised the Apostles that everything Jesus taught them was going to come back into their minds by way of the Holy Spirit so that they can teach God’s Word to the world.

        1 Thessalonians 2:13
        13 And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers.

        The message that Paul was preaching which he knew full well was the Word of God and the letters written by Paul were inspired as 2 Peter 3:16 supports it which says, 16 He speaks about these things in all his letters in which there are some matters that are hard to understand. The untaught and unstable twist them to their own destruction, as they also do with the rest of the Scriptures.

        Paul and the Apostles knew that Jesus was God and Jesus’ words were God’s Word and they were preaching and writing down God’s Word.

        Patrick, you seem to me like you are getting farther and farther from the bible, almost seems like to want to separate yourself from god’s Word. Your question was very strange and troubling.

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      8. I am asking these questions attempting to make you prove that Sola Scriptura is correct. According to Sola Scriptura, the Bible ALONE is a Christian’s sola authority. Would this not rule out the Apostles?

        If not, then the Apostles had authority? But this authority doesn’t compare to Scripture’s authority?

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      9. I don’t understand your logic, it doesn’t make any sense to me. I just showed you a verse in John that Jesus was going to send them the Holy Spirit to bring back into their minds everything that He taught them so that they can teach it to others.

        About scripture alone, Jesus told Satan that men does not live on bread alone but by every word that comes from the mouth of God. Jesus quoted to Satan verses from the Book of Deut.

        I don’t understand how clearer do you want the Bible to get.

        Even if you think that the Catholic’s tradition is inspired how can you prove that they are God’s Word. Don’t Mormons do the same with their extra Biblical sources as do all other religion that claims they got from God extra revelation apart from the bible?

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      10. Ok, but can you answer these questions:

        According to Sola Scriptura, the Bible ALONE is a Christian’s sola authority. Would this not rule out the Apostles?

        If not, then the Apostles had authority? But this authority doesn’t compare to Scripture’s authority?

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      11. “Scripture alone” God used men to write down His Word so that all may know it. God’s Word came down to us through the pen of men that were His prophets and Apostles.

        Jesus is the authority who told His Apostles to preach God’s Word which came from Jesus Himself who taught them when He was on earth.

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      12. Isn’t Jesus the same yesterday today and tomorrow. God wanted His Word written down as seen in the Old Testament, so you are saying that God only wanted the Books of the O.T. to be written but not the message of Jesus N.T.?

        God is consistent throughout the Bible, His character doesn’t change. How else could the whole world have God’s Word to read and study it if He didn’t choose men to write His Word?

        By Jesus telling His Apostles that the Holy Spirit was going to bring to their minds everything He taught them (His Word), was so that eventually it would be written down so that when they die the next generation would have the message of Christ.

        God Did that with Moses and the prophets so that the people (Jews) would have His Word to read it and meditate on it.

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      13. Spaniard, I agree that God wanted His Word written. I believe that the Apostles had authority from God to decide what was inspired or not. I just am trying to make you prove to me how this is compatible with Scripture Alone.

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      14. Because Jesus said that MEN DOES NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT COMES FROM THE MOUTH OF GOD.

        What is the Word that comes from the mouth of God? The O.T. that claims to be God’s Word and the N.T. that claims to be God’s Word.

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      15. The authors of the N.T. Books claimed that they were preaching the Word of God so in default the whole N.T. is the Word of God.

        The Apostles preached Jesus message as did Paul and even Paul in Thess. said that he preaches God’s Word and that the church in Thessalonian received from Paul the Word of God.

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