Properly Defining Sola Scriptura
by Tim Hegg
Jacob Franczak’s article entitled “The Five Solas: Sola Scriptura” (Messiah Journal #111, FFOZ) proposes to do away with these pillars of the Protestant Reformation beginning with the first of the five, “Sola Scriptura,” Latin for “The Scriptures Alone.” Unfortunately, Fanczak apparently has never studied the Reformers’ own definition of this doctrine, and so he creates his own “straw-man” version and sets out to knock this fabricated scarecrow down. In this short article (2 1/2 pages) Hegg gives the historic definition of “Sola Scriptura” and shows where Franczak has missed the mark.
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