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« Reply #45 on: August 12, 2009, 10:06:19 PM »

Dear GammaRay,

I wasn't trying to argue whether any of your traditions were unscriptural or not. I was only trying to offer some clarity and explanation on the meaning behind "Sola Scriptura", and maybe bridge the understanding gap a bit (for all parties). Also, to get some feedback on How the Orthodox would look at the issue when seen in that vein instead of the typical technical response.

You are forgetting that a good number of us already know what Sola Scriptura is. We know because alot of us on this board are former protestants of various stripes. So there is really no need to speak to us as if we don't know........alot of us already know.

Also "sola scriptura" says way more and goes way beyond "prima". Prima allows for other sources in deciding doctrine, Sola doesn't. In Sola.....in all it's forms.....an individual is allowed to reject all other sources.....so in essence and when push comes to shove, sola scriptura can easily turn into solo scriptura. Which is what it is in mainstream evangelical America.

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« Reply #46 on: August 13, 2009, 12:33:55 AM »

You are forgetting that a good number of us already know what Sola Scriptura is. We know because alot of us on this board are former protestants of various stripes.

Actually, I've noticed that almost everyone on this board is a convert from Protestantism.  Perhaps it's telling that the cradle, pure-blooded Orthodox Christians don't generally care to ramble on and on about all of these things.  Or maybe it's telling in another way, meaning that they just don't give too much thought to any of this at all...
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« Reply #47 on: August 14, 2009, 02:00:19 AM »

The bottom line is this: in practical terms the doctrine of "Sola Scriptura" really means "Sola Individuala." (OK, I think I just coined a new theological term Wink) In other words, the individual is the ultimate interpreter the Bible; and this isobviously fraught with problems.


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