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SOLA SCRIPTURA  IN CONVICTION, CONVERSION & SANCTIFICATION

SOLA SCRIPTURA 
IN CONVICTION, CONVERSION & SANCTIFICATION
By Doug Post

The Holy Spirit declares that the Scriptures “beget” (James 1:18; 1 Pet.22-23) and save us (James 1:21). The Holy Spirit declares that the Scriptures are to be obeyed, not merely “heard” (1:22). The Holy Spirit declares the Scriptures to be the “complete law of liberty” (1:25). The Holy Spirit declares that the Scriptures are complete for saving souls – souls meek enough to have implanted them within their minds (cf. Psa. 119:11).

The Holy Spirit declares that the Scriptures are the sole source for making Christians complete and thoroughly equipped for every God given work (2 Timothy 3:17). The Holy Spirit declares that the Scriptures make us complete through teaching, reproof, correction, and instruction in right doing (2 Tim.3:16).

The Holy Spirit declares that the Scriptures reveal the necessity of spiritual growth and that they are the very means by which spiritual growth comes (1 Peter.2:2). The Holy Spirit declares that we have been given “all things that pertain to life and godliness” which come through the “knowledge of Him” (2 Pet.1:3), and this knowledge of Him comes through the Scriptures. Therefore, all things for our living and godliness are bound up in the Scriptures.

The Holy Spirit declares that the Scriptures of God’s grace strengthen and give us an inheritance among all those set apart (Acts 20:32). The Holy Spirit declares that the Scriptures are the “shield of THE FAITH” which quench all the fiery darts of the devil (Eph.6:16). The Holy Spirit declares that the Word of God, the Scriptures, are His sword (Eph.6:17).

The Holy Spirit declares that there are only two things involved in entire salvation process: 1. the seed, which is the word of God and 2. Good and honest hearts (Luke 8:11-15), and that there is nothing else brought to bear on hearts, only the influence of God’s word – the Scriptures.

The Holy Spirit declares that ALL the hidden treasures of wisdom and knowledge are in Christ (Col.2:3). The Holy Spirit declares that we do not have to be “beguiled” or deceived by persuasive words (2:4) because all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are in Christ. The Holy Spirit declares we are rooted and built up in Him and established in THE FAITH (2:7). The Holy Spirit declares to “Beware lest any man cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ” (2:8) because we are complete in Him (2:10).

Therefore, the Holy Spirit declares that ALL the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are found in Christ who is revealed in the Scriptures. We are established in THE FAITH – the Scriptures. That we do not have be deceived by men because we have wisdom and knowledge according to Christ (the teaching of Christ as opposed to the traditions of men) , which very wisdom and knowledge are found in THE FAITH – Sola Scriptura!

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