The Reformation of the 16th centaury was not the work of man but the work of God. God Himself set aflame the revival of the Christian Faith, the reformers set to re-orient Christianity on the basis of the gospel of the LORD Jesus Christ. The five solas' was the Reformers doctrinal basis for their movement. In this sermon Pastor Makashinyi expounds on the first Sola, that is, Sola Scriptura.
The 16th Centaury Protestants considered that the ultimate authority for the teaching and management of the Church was scripture alone, they also considered that nothing was to be added or taken out from the Word of God. The teaching and foundational authority of the Church stood on scripture alone. In Deuteronomy 31, when Joshua was chosen to succeed Moses, in verse 9 of Deuteronomy 31 we observed that there was written word of God that the Children of God must hear and learn as long as they live. It was necessary that the Israelites must learn to read and hear so as to be able to do that is required of them according to the word of God. Moses gave this book of law to the sons of Levi in order to be preserved and to be read by the Israelites so as to be sure that they do all that is written in it.
In this Book of Law the Israelites were to find life (Deuteronomy 32:46-47) the Bible teaches us the God has written the Holy scripture as His Word of truth and power. That Scripture gives us life and we are able to be transformed through the Word of the God. In 2 Timothy 3:10-17 we see Apostle Paul teaches that the Scriptures are able to make you wise for salvation and its necessary for teaching, reproof, rebuking and training in righteousness, equipping the man of God for every good work.
Sola Scriptura summons us to honor the author of the Word, to hold on to the word of God above any human utterances or revelations. Do we search, do we live, do we pray over the Scriptures.