Thursday, August 28, 2008


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TOM ASCOL, pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, Florida, the Executive Director of Founders Ministries and Editor of the Founders Journal , will address the theme: "THE SUFFICIENCY OF SCRIPTURE".

In regard to the Reformation Principle of "Sola Scriptura" (that the Scriptures alone are the church of Jesus Christ's inerrant, infallible, and sufficient authority in matters of faith and practice), Rome did and does *not* reject the inerrancy of Scripture. In fact, it upholds in its official dogma that a belief in the inerrancy of Scripture is essential. However, Rome did and *does* reject the formal sufficiency of Scripture. Rome, in their denial of the Bible's perspicuity or sufficient clarity, believes that the church needs an infallible authority outside of the Canon to declare what the Scriptures truly teach, and a sacred tradition to provide further guidance in matters of faith and practice. Today, Dr. Tom Ascol will explain why he believes it is not enough to believe in the inerrancy of the Scriptures, but their sufficiency also must be believed. Dr. Ascol will also explain why he believes many Protestants (modern Evangelicals, Pentecostals, Charismatics and Fundamentalists), have, in practice, also violated the the sufficiency of Scripture.

Founders Ministries is a ministry of teaching and encouragement promoting both doctrine and devotion expressed in the Doctrines of Grace and their experiential application to the local church, particularly in the areas of worship and witness. Founders Ministries takes as its theological framework the first recognized confession of faith that Southern Baptists produced, The Abstract of Principles . They desire to encourage the return to and promulgation of the biblical gospel that their Southern Baptist forefathers held dear.

Tom Ascol received a BS from Texas A & M University and the MDiv and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary . He is editor of the books Reclaiming the Gospel & Reforming Churches and Dear Timothy and has contributed articles and chapters to numerous publications.

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