I posted a video challenging sola scriptura before, but I was thinking about it again recently and I had some questions. I was trying to find a christian discussion forum yesterday and I found a really cool one....that was until I saw the rules prohibiting "Catholic talk" and that it could only be mentioned in the 1 on 1 debate section or the End of Times section. How one sided could you get?! And there was one question as to why this was a rule, and the immediate response was "Catholics tend to get aggressive". Umm...I think anyone with an ounce of passion for their faith will defend it...and if the forum is 95% protestant, there is probably a lot of instigation.
I haven't posted there yet...I'm a little hesitant, but I have read through some of their topics. The sola scriptura topic stood out. The author preached this doctrine while simultaneously bashing the "blood thirsty catholics". Mhm. Well immediately I asked myself why anyone can hate the RCC and love the Bible. The Catholics MADE the bible people! And even if you have grievances with the Church, which I sometimes do, it's impossible to completely cut ties with her. How could they trust the Catholics to create the Bible, but then spit on them for their teachings? Their 2,000 year old teachings. I feel like Protestants don't realize that there were OTHER gospels out there at the time of the compilation. How can they affirm that those Gospels had no divine inspiration? Why is the Bible we know today accepted rather than questioned by them?
I feel like...had the Bible been the basis of the Church (i.e created prior to the creation of the church itself) then I could see the point. Maybe the sola scriptura is the true way to understand Christianity. But that's not how it was. The Church created the Bible. And the men who compiled it had reasons and interpretations that were obviously guided by the Holy Spirit. Protestants cannot refute this or else their Bible and their doctrine fail.
Gah I am trying so hard to simply understand how this doctrine remotely makes sense. When they say "The spirit guides us today and our interpretation is God breathed"...then why are there so many Protestant denominations?
Anyone here believe in sola scriptura? How do you reconcile these points?
Blessings to all!