THE BIBLE APART FROM THE CHURCH IS NOT BIBLICAL. Everybody believing their own personal interpretation is why we have theological anarchy in the Protestant experiment, with over 38,000 different contradictory groups, churches, cults, sects, denominations, non-denominations; all claiming to believe the Bible alone and yet there is no consensus in ...these thousands of groups, on what the Bible says. The problem of all the contradictory teachings can only be solved by ONE Church, something the Protestant experiment does not have. And so the Church cannot be a myriad of thousands of different contradictory churches all teaching a different Gospel.
“I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. These also I must lead, and they will hear my voice, and there will be ONE flock, ONE shepherd” (Jn 10:16). ONE Lord, ONE faith, ONE baptism, ONE God & Father” (Eph 4:3-6). These are verses not often cited or memorized by Protestants because then they would have to explain why the Protestant experiment does not have ONE FLOCK, ONE FAITH OR ONE BAPTISM.
Bible alone (Sola Scriptura) does not solve the theological anarchy that is in the Protestant experiment, Bible alone creates the anarchy. Bible alone is not in the Bible and as such is self refuting. Peoples definitions of Bible alone are not in the Bible and as such are self refuting.
If they claim to believe the Bible and then not follow the Bible when it refers to the Church, they are in rebellion with the Church and the Bible. Rather than believing the Bible alone, wouldn’t it make more sense just to believe the whole Bible including the verses that speak of the Churches authority?
This type of intellectual dishonesty on the part of the Protestant experiment is why so many dynamic excellent, Protestant scholars are coming home to the Catholic Church.
There are many Protestant s who are no longer willing to ignore the verses of the Bible that have to do with the authority of the Church. They have left the non-Biblical concept of believing, the Bible alone, to believing the Biblical concept of believing the whole Bible in its entirety.