Catholic apologist Mark J. Bonocore once issued a challenge to Protestants.


He challenges Sola Scripturists (Bible Alone believers) to name one ancient Christian who adhered to Sola Scriptura and who, as a result, came up with all the same doctrines that they did.


The idea is that if the Sola Scriptura method works, it should have worked at any point in Christianity, and should have brought all the early Christian Bible readers to the entire set of Reformed doctrines.


But if it did not bring even one Christian to the exact Reformed set of doctrines, then there would be a big problem. It could no longer be defended as a reliable method for interpreting the Bible.


For Sola Scriptura to be valid, this challenge must be answered.

So far, it has not.


These links represents some of the failed attempts at answering it:




http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/3975/sschall.htm (more challenges)


A second challenge was issued by a different author:


This one challenges Protestants to provide documentation for the “so-called apostasy” that occurred in the early Church.



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