Extra-Biblical Oral Tradition Arguments Refuted:
"The story of Michael and the Devil over Moses in Jude 9, comes from oral tradition."
False arguments that Catholics and Orthodox use to prove oral extra-scriptural church tradition are refuted.
"The story of Michael and the Devil over where Moses' body was buried in Jude 9, comes from oral tradition."
"But Michael the archangel, when he disputed with the devil and argued about the body of Moses, did not dare pronounce against him a railing judgment, but said, "The Lord rebuke you!"" (Jude 9)
Refutation of the false Catholic & Orthodox tradition argument:"The story of Michael and the Devil over Moses in Jude 9, comes from oral tradition."
Sola Scriptura: The story of Michael and the Devil over Moses body in Jude 9, does not prove the need for extra-Biblical oral traditions.
- Jude got the story directly from the Holy Spirit. Inspiration means that the prophecy did not come by an act of human will. We are offended that anyone would suggest the authors of the Bible rely upon human records and not the Holy Spirit. "no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God. (2 Pet 1:20-21)
- There were actually several conflicting oral traditions and variations on this story. Scripture confirms by direct stamp of approval of the Holy Spirit, which oral tradition of the story is valid and which are not.
- This actually proves oral tradition is not a valid form of authority, since until scripture "chose between the traditions", there was no way of knowing which was the correct one.
- The same thing is identically true between the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches. Both fight the other claiming their oral tradition is the valid one. Sola Scriptura can only bring unity.
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by Steve Rudd
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