Monday, February 12, 2007

An Ancient Voice For The Day #2

A few years back over on The Areopagus discussion board, a series ran entitled, “An Ancient Voice For The Day”. The series provided brief quotes from the early church fathers. I received permission to re-run this series here, so every Monday, I’m going to do just that.

Nemesius of Emesa (fl. late 4th century):
"But for us the sufficient demonstration of the soul’s immortality is the teaching of Holy Scripture, which is self-authenticating because inspired of God."

Source: William Telfer, ed., The Library of Christian Classics, Vol. IV, Cyril of Jerusalem and Nemesius of Emesa: On the Nature of Man, Chapter 2 Of the soul (Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1955), p. 292.

For an excellent compilation of quotes of the Church fathers teaching on the primacy, sufficiency and ultimate authority of Scripture, get a copy of Holy Scripture:The Ground and Pillar of Our Faith Vol III- The Writings of the Church Fathers Affirming the Reformation Principle of Sola Scriptura.

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