The Living, Incarnate Word, Jesus Christ, speaks to us through the written word found in the Bible. Understanding the Bible depends upon having a living relationship with the Risen Lord and, through Him, in the Spirit, a relationship with the Father.
Sola scriptura is untenable and has produced a great deal of turmoil and division. It is responsible in a number of ways for ongoing rupture and disunity among Christians, and is not an element of historical continuity between the first Christians and those of contemporary society. If anything, history shows a conspicuous absence of sola scriptura from the belief of the early Church.
The interpretation of Sacred Scripture is a serious issue of which all Christians ought to take note. There is a great deal of confusion and disagreement among our Protestant brethren as to the meaning of the Inspired Word. Yet there need not be . . .