Anti-Sola Scriptura Arguments Refuted:
"David A. Barrett's book, World Christian Encyclopedia, says that there are30,000 denominations that use sola Scriptura. Obviously using the Bible only doesn'twork, we need tradition, since there is only one Catholic church!"
Any Traditionalist who misusesDavid Barrett's datain this way is either dishonest or ignorant. Barrett's data leads us to conclude that there are in fact 30 Roman Catholic denominations and41 different Orthodox denominations and only 27 "Protestant" denominations and 185 "Independent"denominations. Obviously then, using tradition is not the answer. Further, very few churches in theworld actually use sola Scriptura!
"There are 30,000 denominations that use sola Scriptura. Obviously using theBible only doesn't work, we need tradition!"
"Sola Scriptura leads todoctrinal anarchy, which is further reason why you need aninfallible authority. Look at all of these Protestant denominations, 30,000 of them the lasttime I checked. How do you know you're in the correct church?" (Staples/Latar debate onsola Scriptura, Apolonio Latar, Catholic defender, 2002)"First, itresults in hermeneutical anarchy. The fact that hundreds of denominations, each professing to derive its teaching by means of the Holy Spirit's guidance from "Scripturealone,"cannot agree even on the fundamentals of the faith, such as the meaning of baptismor the Lord's Supper or even the means of salvation, constitutes a powerful prima facie caseagainst it. ... sola Scriptura has resulted in denominational factionalism. It has spawnedthousands of denominations, and sects and cults and conventicles. According to the OxfordEncyclopedia of World Christianity, published in 1982, there are more than 28,000recognizable denominations of Christianity. (Philip Blosser, Philosophical and PracticalProblems with Sola Scriptura, 1998)"The absurdity of this claim [sola Scriptura] is clearly evidenced by the multitude of conflicting interpretations that the thousands of Protestant denominations give to particular
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