Some Questions on the Theory of Sola Scriptura (Latin: by Scripture Alone) 

Here is a small list of Questions for you to ask a Protestant, if this theory of "sola scriptura" is truly God’s intention these should be very easy for him.

Were does the scriptures list or catalog what texts or books actually belong to the Bible?

Where in the Bible does it actually say, "Only the Bible." or "the Bible alone" or "Bible"?

Where did Jesus give instructions that the Christian faith should be based exclusively on a book?

Where did Jesus tell His apostles to write any of the Gospels or Epistles down?

Where in the New Testament do the apostles tell future generations that the Christian faith will be based on a book?

If we are to believe that the Apostles intended the Christian Church to be bound to a book, as its soul guidance, then out of fourteen Apostles (counting St. Paul and Matthias) why did only two leave us gospels? And why did seven of them leave us no writings at all?

How could the Apostle Thomas establish the church in India that survives to this day (and is now in communion with the Catholic Church) without leaving them with one word of New Testament Scripture?

If God intended for Christianity to be exclusively a "religion of the book," why did He wait 1400 years before showing somebody how to build a printing press?

If the Bible is as clear as Martin Luther claimed, why was he the first one to interpret it the way he did and why was he frustrated at the end of his life that "there are now as many doctrines as there are heads"?

How did the early Church evangelize and overthrow the Roman Empire, survive and prosper almost 350 years, without knowing for sure which books belong in the canon of Scripture?

If Christianity is a "book religion," how did it flourish during the first 1500 years of Church history when the vast majority of people were illiterate?

The intent of the apostles was simple, the word of God was to be preached verbally, it is for this reason that out of twelve apostles who were with Christ from the beginning only two left us written gospels. St. Paul tells us our faith is to be based on HEARING (this is verbal teaching) St. Paul does not say nor did he ever intend that faith comes from reading any written book or collection of books. Maybe that’s why he did not write a gospel. Of course, this should be obvious to any reader of scripture that Christ commanded them to "preach" and "teach", NOWHERE did Christ say to "write" and "read". Maybe that’s why Christ established a Church instead of a book. If the authors of the New Testament believed in sola Scriptura, why did they sometimes draw on oral Tradition as authoritative and as God's Word (Matt 2:23; 23:2; 1 Cor 10:4; 1 Pet 3:19; Jude 9, 14 15)?

"If so ye continue in the faith, grounded and settled, and immovable from the hope of the gospel which you HAVE HEARD, which is PREACHED (verbal teaching not written) in all the creation that is under heaven, where of I Paul am made a minister." (Col. i. 23)

"Faith then cometh BY HEARING; AND HEARING by the word of Christ. But I say: Have they not HEARD? Yes, verily, THEIR SOUND hath gone forth into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the whole world." (Rom. 10:17,18)