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It's Rejecting Sola Scriptura That Creates Several Pseudo-Christian Groups

There's a Roman Catholic myth that Sola Scriptura has created 33,000 Protestant denominations. But really are there 33,000 Protestant denominations? Bro. Gerry Soliman of Solutions Finder Apologetics wrote an article on the 33,000 denomination myth. The whole idea is bogus according to a Roman Catholic source the National Catholic Register. But there's one truth that can be said that it's rejecting and not embracing Sola Scriptura that has caused a huge epidemic of a rise of pseudo-Christian groups. From Roman Catholicism to various pseudo-Christian groups here and there were a result of rejecting Sola Scriptura.

The claim by some Roman Catholic apologists that Sola Scriptura means condoning to certain evils is already implying that God is condoning to certain evils when He can't and won't go against His holy nature. Some of them have gone so far as to say that our modern conception of slavery was condoned by the Bible. Was the slavery in the Bible really slavery? Exodus 21:16 condemned the sin of human trafficking. To be a slave was to be a person in absolute service to one master. Deuteronomy 15:12-15 gives instructions that slaves should be treated properly. The other is on the issue of death penalty. They say death penalty is evil because the ten commandments (nine for them anyway for their basic catechism, the second was deleted and the tenth was split into two) said, "Thou shalt not kill." Never mind that the rest of the Bible also orders death penalty for murderers. But again, didn't the Roman Catholic institution launch several massacres against opposition?

How does rejecting Sola Scriptura inevitably result to the creation of several pseudo-Christian groups? The answer lies with some false prophet who declares himself as sent by God, takes certain passages out of context and claims to have a new revelation or to even restore the church from apostasy. The bigger problem is that people who are ignorant about the Scriptures just buy into it. If they read their Bible they would find that the prophet was false. To say the apostles didn't even carry a Bible is not an excuse. The apostles always carried the Scriptures and their writings with them. Besides, since when did God give the Roman Catholic institution or any pseudo-Christian group the right to decide which books were inspired and not inspired? 

Deuteronomy 18:22 gave this warning to the Israelites about false prophets saying, "When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him." God already gave them His Law to abide from Mt. Sinai as a guide on how to live. They were given His laws. They were told to never add anything unless God decided to add something. When the apostles wrote their letters they were very careful not to contradict with the Scriptures and they always quoted from Scriptures with the phrase "it is written". Unfortunately these false prophets are not careful at all not to disagree with Scriptures. They could care less if they're in agreement with God's Word.

The result is that when Sola Scriptura is rejected it gives false prophets their earthly authority to say that the Bible has mistakes and they came to "correct it". When they claim to have extra-Scriptural revelation they reject Sola Scriptura. They can go ahead and recite to their opponents Mark 7:8-9 for refusing them but they're chewing themselves whenever they recite it. To reject the Scriptures as the only place where you can find God's words is tantamount to rejecting God's words. When the Pope claims to have papal infallibility to keep him away from doctrinal error he's just chewing himself because he's not free from doctrinal error. When any "last messenger" appears claiming to correct the Bible, these clowns are just chewign themselves. The result is that they end up creating one pseudo-Christian group after the other because they don't put the Scripture above human authority.

While I don't deny that there are different Protestant denominations and Baptists are not historically Protestants but there's been more unity among true Christians who accept Sola Scriptura. Presbyterians may practice infant baptism but they embrace Baptists as family. Some Christians have Calvinist/Reformed view and some are non-Calvinists but they still embrace each other because they're truly saved. There may be some minor differences but one thing's certain that embracing Sola Scriptura only creates minor differences we can ignore. Rejecting it creates major differences to the point cults are established claiming to be Christian but they aren't. 


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