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Is an Infallible Church Needed for an Infallible Canon?

I’ve been talking with Robert Ritchie about one of Peter Kreeft’s arguments for Church infallibility here, and I’m increasingly thinking that Ritchie (and perhaps Kreeft) is right and I was wrong. Kreeft argued that since (1) Protestants hold the canon to be inspired (rather than a fallible collection of infallible Books, R.C. Sproul’s claims notwithstanding), […]

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Can Protestants Rely Upon Jewish Consensus to Establish the OT Canon?

GotQuestions.org, in one of its central arguments against the Deuterocanon (what Protestants call the Apocrypha), raises three major points: When it came to the Old Testament, three important facts were considered: 1) The New Testament quotes from or alludes to every Old Testament book but two. 2) Jesus effectively endorsed the Hebrew canon in Matthew […]

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Can You Establish the Canon of Scripture from New Testament Citations?

I raised, to a Protestant seminarian friend of mine, the two basic problems with sola Scriptura (“Scripture Alone”): namely, that you can’t rely upon Scripture alone to prove the doctrine of “Scripture alone,” meaning that it’s self-refuting; and that you can’t even rely upon Scripture alone to determine which Books properly form the canon of […]

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Luther and Sola Scriptura

Robert Ritchie said on my latest post on sola Scriptura: Reading through your Sola Scriptura tagged posts, the thing that has most struck me is that the official doctrine of Sola Scriptura (i.e. a denial of (2)) is so obviously problematic that the most thoughtful of Protestants–people like C.S. Lewis, Alvin Plantinga, and Timothy Keller–would […]

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Why “Scripture Alone” is Wrong In All Its Formulations

I know I’ve written on the sola Scriptura debate many times before, but I think there might be a simpler way of explaining the Catholic view than I’ve done in the past.  The difference between the Evangelical formulation of sola Scriptura, the classic Reformed formulation of sola Scriptura, and the Wesleyan notion of prima Scriptura […]

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All Things Mormon

A reader by the name of Seth R. commented on Friday’s post about Evangelicalism, Catholicism and Mormonism. He made a lot of points, which I’d like to give full responses to. Since these are common LDS arguments, it might be worth your while to read them, whether you’re Mormon or not.I. Mormonism, Sola Scriptura, and […]

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