Tertullian on Reading Prophecy in Scripture

“…Now there are two conditions of prophetic announcement which I adduce, as requiring the assent of our adversaries in the future stages of the discussion. One, that future events are sometimes announced as if they were already passed. For it is consistent with Deity to regard as accomplished facts whatever It has determined on, because […]

Prima Scriptura, Sola Scriptura and Sola Ecclesia

by Tony-Allen Cucolo Does the belief in prima scriptura inevitably lead one to believe either in sola scriptura or sola ecclesia? First, let’s define some terms: Prima Scriptura is the name given by many as a counter for sola scriptura. The idea is that while scripture is not the sole rule of faith in the […]

On Tradition

The “Traditions” of 2 Thessalonians 2:15 by Tony-Allen Cucolo  [source] Those who support the notion of an infallible or apostolic tradition passed down through the ages, or believe that church tradition should be elevated near scripture in importance, often have the following as their proof-text. So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions […]

Five Views on Scripture and Tradition

By C Michael Patton  [SOURCE] “If it ain’t in the Bible, I don’t believe it.” Have you ever heard said that? How about this one: “The Bible says it, I believe it, that settles it.” You might have that bumper sticker. Why not? Doesn’t this represent the glory of the Protestant Reformation’s elevation of Scripture […]