Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone)

Sermon from Psalm 119:89

Title: Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone)


Forever, O LORD, your word
is firmly fixed in the heavens.
–Psalm 119:89


1. The Timelessness of the Scriptures

2. The Inspiration of the Scriptures

3. The Inerrancy of the Scriptures

4. The Authority of the Scriptures

5. The Clarity of the Scriptures

6. The Sufficiency of the Scriptures

7. The Weapon of the Scriptures


Unless I am convinced by the testimony of the Scriptures or by clear reason (for I do not trust either in the pope or in councils alone, since it is well known that they have often erred and contradicted themselves), I am bound by the Scriptures I have quoted and my conscience is captive to the Word of God.

I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God. Amen.

—Martin Luther at the Diet of Worms, April 1521

Let the man who would hear God speak, read Holy Scriptures.

—Martin Luther, Against the Papacy, 1545

I simply taught, preached, and wrote God’s Word; otherwise I did nothing. And while I slept, or drank Wittenberg beer with my friends Philip and Amsdorf, the Word so greatly weakened the papacy that no prince or emperor ever inflicted such losses upon it. I did nothing; the Word did everything.

–Martin Luther

* This sermon was preached on October 1, 2017 at First Baptist Boynton Beach as part of a 5 sermon series on The Five Solas to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

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