Does the Bible teach sola Scriptura over and against Christian tradition? Or is sola Scriptura itself one of the “traditions of men” that Scripture warns against?
As Evangelical Christians, both Matt Swaim and Ken Hensley looked to the Bible as the sole and sufficient infallible rule of faith. But as they re-examined their belief in the doctrine of sola Scriptura, they realized that they had inadvertently been pitting the Scriptures against the tradition that produced the Scriptures, and that their defenses of “Bible-only” theology ended up running in circles.
In the latest episode of On the Journey, Matt and Ken discuss how their exploration of the Christian tradition that produced the Bible helped give them more solid grounding as to what the first Christians were thinking about when they preserved and compiled the canon of Scripture.