October 31, 2017, marked the 500th Anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door the castle church at Wittenberg. Sola Scriptura or Scripture Alone was the first of 5 battle cries of the Reformation. By Sola Scriptura the Reformers were asserting that the Bible is our final and trustworthy authority for the Christian’s faith and life, not the Pope and not the Roman Catholic Church.
500 years later, the followers of Jesus are again in desperate need of a return to the doctrine of Sola Scriptura. Today it’s not the Roman Catholic Church which undermines and challenges the authority of Scripture, but our rapidly changing, increasingly secular culture.
Do we really believe the Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God? This is a critical question for 21st Century Christians. If it is, then the Bible must be authoritative in our lives and we must submit to all of its teaching.
Yet many of us have lingering and deep-seated questions about the Bible that we’ve never pursued or explored. This series seeks to answer those questions and grow our confidence and commitment to Sola Scriptura, Scripture Alone.