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Nov 09, 2017

SCHAEFFER ON SOLA SCRIPTURA:

"The Reformers accepted the Bible as the Word of God in all that it teaches. Luther translated the Bible into German, and translations of the Bible began to be available for the people in the languages they could understand. To the Reformation thinkers, authority was not divided between the Bible and the church. The church was under the teaching of the Bible--not above it and not equal to it. It was sola scriptura, the Scriptures only. This stood in contrast to the humanism that had infiltrated the church after the first centuries of Christianity. At its core, therefore, the Reformation was the removing of the humanistic distortions which had entered the church."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, How Should We Then Live?