Tuesday, May 22, 2007


I've been thinking a bit lately about Martin Luther's innovation (read heresy) of Sola Scriptura. If you think about it, you can logically see how he came up with it. In proposing the innovation (read heresy) of Sola Fide, he had to find a way to justify it. Looking back at the Church's Tradition, Luther would have seen that no one had ever taught that we are saved by Faith Alone, so he had to find a way to discredit the Living Tradition of the Church. Hence, the innovation (heresy) of Sola Scriptura. Yet in doing so, Luther misses the fact that the Bible doesn't teach Sola Scriptura. It does however talk alot about Tradition. Luther also misses the fact that the Bible itself was formed out of the Living Tradition of the Church! Without Tradition, there would be no Canon of the Bible.

Tradition isn't the only thing Luther threw out to justify his innovation (heresy) of Sola Fide. He also threw out the entire Letter of James because it directly contradicted his heresy (innovation) by stating (and keep in mind that this is the only place in the Bible where the words "Faith" and "Alone" are together) that we are indeed NOT saved by "Faith Alone". Luther had to later add James back into the Bible because the people would not stand for him messing with the Word of God (as if he was God Himself or something). Luther also had to put back in the Book of Revelation (which he threw out with James). Maybe, he was afraid of the curse at the end of the book that says: "...if any one takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book" (Rev 22:19). I wonder what the penalty for taking out the entire book would be!

So you see it was quite logical for Luther to come up with the innovation (heresy) of Sola Scriptura to justify the heresy (innovation) of Sola Fide. It's funny though, that all these so called (and well intentioned) "Bible Christians" take Luther as their guide, when Luther had so little respect for the Word of God. Luther wanted to mutilate the written Word of God and abolished the spoken Word of God. One might just as well follow a king who thought he was God and started his own church so he would be able to divorce and kill several of his wives. Been there, done that. Anyone can see the fruits of that innovation (heresy) as well.

....Or one could follow Our Lord and Savior and his appointed vicar in the One Church that He Himself established for our salvation. The choice really isn't a very difficult one. Do you follow Christ or man. Choose this day which one you will follow. As for me and my household, we will follow Christ.

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