Do we really believe in Sola Scriptura?

Why does Sola Scriptura matter to biblical womanhood? Because without the authority of Scripture, there is no case for biblical womanhood. No Titus 2: 3-5. No Proverbs 31 woman. 

Without Sola Scriptura, we have nothing.

I stand on Sola Scriptura. I stand on it theologically in everything. Sola Scriptura literally means Scripture alone, meaning that Scripture alone is our authority.

I’m a Titus 2 older woman who seeks to teach my younger sisters the truth of biblical womanhood. I’m Reformed Baptist with a church membership in a Reformed Presbyterian (PCA) church (though I soon will be joining a Reformed Congregational church and I couldn’t be happier). I embrace the Five Solas. I cling to TULIP. I believe in the absolute authority and sovereignty of God and the authority, sufficiency, inerrancy, and infallibility of Scripture. 

Does the Reformed church actually believe in Sola Scriptura? I don’t believe that we do, at least not as a whole. For if the church accepted that Sola Scriptura was true, and that we stood on the authority of the Word of God alone, we wouldn’t be facing many of the issues we are today.

I say all of that to ask this: How is it that we can say we absolutely believe in Sola Scriptura and thus the 5Solas, TULIP, and the absolute authority of Scripture and yet we deny something as plain and straightforward as the teachings of Scripture on a literal young earth six day creation? Or universal flood? And on the purpose, design, and roles of men and women?

I just don’t understand it. I simply don’t believe we believe, as a whole, the things we say we believe. 

Here’s the question that I have: How can we claim we believe in the absolute authority of Scripture and turn around and deny it?

I’ve heard the arguments…the Bible isn’t a scientific textbook…but our discoveries prove absolutely that the earth is old…Adam wasn’t a historical figure but one of many who evolved…and so on and so forth ad infinitum.

And concerning biblical womanhood, anyone who doesn’t embrace modern thought about women simply want to hold women down…you’re trying to put women back into the kitchen, barefoot and pregnant…if you don’t embrace feminism, you hate women…these are modern times…it’s the 21st century.

So. Utterly. Boring. 

And it’s lies. It’s all lies. 

I’ve looked into the arguments because I wanted to hear what the other side had to say. But I also have read what Scripture has to say. And it is Scripture that I believe.

We need Genesis to understand who God is, what He did, how sin entered the world, the first introduction of the plan of salvation, and His purpose for the human race. Or, to put it plainly, no Adam, no Christ. For if Genesis isn’t true, then sin didn’t enter the world as God said, and there’s no need for Christ. In fact, there’s no hope of salvation.

The same for the flood. If God will lie about it, He would lie about anything. But God is not a liar. 

And head coverings. Titus 2 womanhood. And so much more. 

God doesn’t lie. Sola Scriptura matters. God’s Word is completely, unfailingly, true. 

Soli Deo Gloria!

Here’s some links for your further study:

Why you can believe the Bible by Voddie Baucham

Adam and Eve
Universality of the Genesis Flood
Six day creation, young earth, and the universal flood

Titus 2 (and biblical patriarchy)
The 19th amendment and women’s suffrage

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