Here is the final portion of my cross examination of Gerry Matatics in 1997 on the topic of sola scriptura. In the next section I will present his turn, which will include the 18 second clip Porvaznik has posted. This portion ends with my giving Gerry a copy of the Soli Deo Gloria book on sola scriptura. Footnote 41 in my chapter on sola scriptura and the early church (pages 60-61) provides the following information, directly relevant to his question of me at the end:

Greek text found in Robert Thomson, edtior, Athanasius: Contra Gentes and De Incarnatione (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971), p. 2. Or Migne, PG, 25:4. The Greek reads, auvta,rkeij me.n ga,r eivsin ai` a[giai kai. qeo,pneustoi grafai. pro.j th.n th/j avlhqei,aj avpaggeli,an. With reference to the term auvta,rkeij, we note the definition provided by Bauer, “sufficiency, a comptence” and “contentment, self-sufficiency.” See Bauer, Arndt, Gingrich and Danker, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Early Christian Literature, 2nd ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1979), p. 122. The most helpful work of Louw and Nida, Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament Based on Semantic Domans (United Bible Societies: 1988), p. 680, says of the term, “a state of adequacy or sufficiency—‘what is adequate, what is sufficient, what is needed, adequacy….’ In a number of languages the equivalent of this expression in 2 Corinthians 9:8 may be ‘always having all that you need’ or, stated negatively, ‘not lacking in anything.'”

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