What is the doctrine of Sola Scriptura? What was the authority in the Garden of Eden? Why did written revelation become necessary in God’s economy? Why should we no longer expect oral revelation from God as the infant Church in the wilderness once did? On tonight’s programme we look at comments made by Francis Turretin, a 17th century reformer, on the issue of written revelation from God versus that of oral revelation. Can they help us understand this issue better? Are Charismatic claims of ‘prophetic words’ from men like Michael Brown consistent and compatible with sola scriptura?
What is the major issue facing the Charismatic movement? Does the movement really believe in Sola Scriptura in practice? What have Christian views been on Charismatic claims since the time of the Apostles? How should we look at the Charismatic movement?
Author and former Muslim Nabeel Qureshi, at Christ Community Chapel in March 2015, was asked the question “What If They Don’t Believe the Bible?” when witnessing to others. Nabeel responded by saying that we should not start with the Bible. Was Nabeel right? Is his teaching here dangerous? How should we respond as Christians to such a question and what should we declare during such a witnessing situation?
Recently Kenneth Henley, a Catholic apologist who appears on EWTN, has been writing a series of articles for Catholic Answers attacking Sola Scriptura. Kenneth Henley is a former Baptist minister who converted to Roman Catholicism in the 1990s. Are his articles accurate? What does the Bible teach on the authority of the scriptures? What does Roman Catholicism teach on this issue?
We are joined on today’s show by Stephen Holland of the Protestant Truth Society. Stephen has been protesting against the ordination of female bishops in the Church of England for a number of years now. How can we protest against apostasy in a godly manner? What is the spiritual health of the Church of England today?