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‘Sola Scriptura’ – The Bible Alone

by Peter Adam

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We often think of ‘sola scriptura’ in terms of authority in matters of faith and practice. The Reformers also knew that the Bible is the chief instrument of ministry, because it is God’s powerful and effective word. The Bible must be in our ears, in our hearts, in our hands, and on our lips.

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Beyond a Joke? The Place of Humour in the Christian Life

by Susanna Baldwin

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More than just a rush of endorphins, laughter keeps us attuned to life’s paradoxes and in turn points us to the greatest paradox of all time and eternity, our reconciliation to God through his Son. With the Spirit’s help, humour has the powerful potential to keep us humble, honest and hospitable as we walk the path of the redeemed life towards our eternal home.

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Peter Jensen's Unpopular Opinions: (6) The Bible is Clear

by Peter Jensen

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One of the tactics used to bypass the Bible without attacking its authority directly is to point to scholarly disagreement. When the two sides sit together to discuss their differences, the opening gambit is to say, ‘Well, scholars of the Bible disagree on the meaning of the text of scripture on this subject. Therefore it is perfectly right therefore for both sides to appeal to Scripture, but wrong to think that you have the only interpretation possible.

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Sola Scriptura: Seven Things it Is and Isn’t

by Andrew Moody

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The doctrine of Sola Scriptura insists that God has given us a surer word. It takes its stand on what the Bible says about itself: that Scripture is a light; an eternal reality; a firm foundation. It says that Scripture and Scripture alone is to be our rule of faith. It broke through the accretions of the ages and re-exposed the gospel of the apostolic era. It rejuvenated the living tradition. It placed God’s people in the path of the Holy Spirit and he blessed them.

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My Plan is Better than God’s Plan? (2)

by Ray Galea

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Wisdom for us means giving up trying to counsel God and setting our minds on what is revealed in Scripture. Only then will we see further why God’s plan is better by far. Only then will we begin to see the hints that God has given us about his two-earth strategy.

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