Sola Scriptura: The Protestant Position on the Bible (Kistler, ed.)

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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.

Table of Contents:

Foreword – Michael Horton

Preface – Bruce Bickel

1. What do we Mean by Sola Scriptura? – W. Robert Godfrey

2. Sola Scriptura and the Early Church – James White

3. The Establishment of Scripture – R.C. Sproul

4. The Authority of Scripture – Derek W.H. Thomas

5. The Sufficiency of the Written Word – John MacArthur

6. Scripture and Tradition – Sinclair B. Ferguson

7. The Transforming Power of Scripture – Joel R. Beeke and Ray B. Lanning  



“That the Bible as we have it today is the inspired Word of God, and that it is authoritative and sufficient for all faith and practice, is the foundation on which all other Christian doctrines stand. This truth must be continually affirmed and defended. Sola Scriptura: The Protestant Position on the Bible does this in a way that will prove profitable to both laypeople and professional clergy. I highly recommend it.” – Jerry Bridges, Bible teacher, conference speaker, author 

“Christians are Bible people. We are made followers of Christ by the message of the Bible and continue to be guided in the ways of Christ by what the Bible says. The Bible is the Spirit’s sword, and we must learn to wield it with confidence in order to live effectively in this world. This book will help you do that. The contributors are trustworthy teachers who understand the importance of the recovery of sola Scriptura, not only for the sixteenth century, but for the twenty-first. I am grateful to Reformation Trust for making it available once again.” – Thomas K. Ascol, Senior pastor, Grace Baptist Church