The Evangelical Doctrine
In the twentieth century, the doctrine of Scripture became a particular focus of intense criticism. Some of R. C. Sproul’s most significant writings have been on the doctrine of Scripture. Not all of this material is in print, and no volume has ever collected his best writings on this pivotal doctrine.
Finally, in this newly published volume, Scripture Alone, consists of four chapters that originally appeared in symposium volumes edited by others and the author’s commentary on The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy.
These writings constitute an important restatement of the evangelical doctrine of Scripture, and makes a valuable contribution to helping all Christians know the key points and arguments to take a firm stance in defense of this truth.
“Few evangelical leaders in the last half-century have contributed as much to our appreciation of both the message of Scripture and the nature of Scripture itself. I’m glad to be among that throng and am delighted to see R. C. Sproul’s insights on Scripture collected in this marvelous volume.” –Michael Horton, Professor of Theology and Apologetics Westminster Seminary California
“R. C. Sproul has done it again! This master teacher and faithful theologian tackles the most significant issues confronting today’s church in its engagement with Holy Scripture. Scripture Alone brings together some of his most significant writings in defense of the inerrancy, authority, and inspiration of the Bible. He takes readers through issues of doctrine, theological method, and apologetics, presenting a bold and courageous defense of the Reformation principle of sola Scriptura. This book demands and deserves the attention of every evangelical reader.” – R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“Complete confidence in the Bible as the inerrant, infallible Word of God is essential to the very life of the evangelical church. In Scripture Alone, R. C. Sproul offers a full defense of the Reformation doctrine of Scripture. An ideal resource for understanding why we should believe what the Bible says about its own inspiration and authority.” -Philip Graham Ryken, Senior Minister,Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia
About the Author
R. C. Sproul has served the church as a seminary professor, pastor, and author of more than one hundred books. Until his homegoing to the Lord in 2017, he served as the founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries and the chancellor of Reformation Bible College. His teaching can still be heard daily on the program Renewing Your Mind, which broadcasts around the world. Dr. Sproul was also executive editor of Tabletalk magazine and general editor of the Reformation Study Bible.
Table of Contents
- Sola Scriptura: Crucial to Evangelicalism
- The Establishment of Scripture
- The Case for Inerrancy: A Methodological Analysis
- The Internal Testimony of the Holy Spirit
- The Word of God and Authority
- The Word of God and You
A) The Ligonier Statement (1973)
B) The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy (1978)