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175 pages
Nov 2009
Reformation Trust

Sola Scriptura: The Protestant Position on the Bible

by Joel Beeke

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First published in 1995, Sola Scriptura presents the Protestant Reformation's defense of biblical authority against the multi-faceted traditions of men. With contributions by Dr. James White, Dr. R.C. Sproul, Dr. Joel Beeke, Dr. John MacArthur and others, the book presents a historical and theological framework for the authority and sufficiency of Scripture.

The authors seek to address both the Roman Catholic model of revelation and interpretation, and also that which is set forth in much of Protestantism. These men write out of a love for truth and a love for the church, as evidenced by the thoughtful way in which they state their arguments. They are meticulous and generous in their use of footnotes, demonstrating a commitment to accuracy in their assessment of the threat to a right view of Scripture. Beginning with a definition and history of the doctrine of "Scripture alone," the book then moves on to discuss the establishment, authority, and sufficiency of Scripture, as well as its relationship to tradition. Finally, and for me most helpfully, is a chapter extolling the transforming power of the Scriptures by the Holy Spirit in the hearts and minds of people.

While this book might be categorized as a scholarly work, such a designation ought not intimidate the rest of us. All who profess an interest in Christ, his word and his church will benefit from it. – Pamela Glass,

Book Jacket:

Sola Scriptura, the formal principle of the Protestant Reformation, is essential to genuine Christianity, for it declares that the Bible is the inspired word of God, the church’s only rule of faith and practice. Yet this doctrine is under assault today as never before, both from outside and and inside the church.

In this book, several leading Reformed pastors and scholars, including Joel Beeke, Sinclair Ferguson, Robert Godfrey, Ray Lanning, John MacArthur, R.C. Sproul, Derek W. H. Thomas, and James White, unpack the meaning of the doctrine of sola Scriptura (“Scripture alone”). They also explain where the attacks on the Bible are coming from and show how those who accept the Bible as God’s inspired Word should respond. Sola Scriptura: The Protestant Position on the Bible is a treasure trove of information and a comfort to those who grieve to see the twenty-first-century church wandering away from the safe harbor of the Bible.