The Hotel: Why I Checked-Out of Protestantism: Part 6

by G. D. Andreano The Problem of Private Interpretation “Submit yourselves one to another in the fear of God.” – Eph 5:21 Another major problem Protestantism perpetuates is the blindness to the existence of an interpretation, thanks to doctrines like sola scriptura. Because Protestantism puts no real authority in something outside of itself (Ecumenical Councils, Fathers, etc.), Protestants seem to think that everything they understand the Bible to be saying, is what the Bible is saying. This makes their interpretation gospel. Paired together with the idea that the Bible is the “intrinsically authoritative Word of God” this is a … [Read more...]