Those who believe in Sola Scriptura assert that the Bible is the sole infallible rule of faith of the church. Adherents to this idea often site 2 Timothy 3:16 to support this view. The scripture says “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness…”.
I just want to make a brief point about scripture and inspiration. When we are reading any book, including the Bible, we should remember that what we are reading is simply a set of markings on a page. There is no meaning intrinsic in these symbols; in order for them to have any meaning we need God to mediate between the markings on the page and our minds, to bring comprehension and understanding.
So I am saying that no understanding exists within material things. It would be absurd to suggest that the Bible somehow understands itself. Meaning only arises through the work of God (who is all-knowing) in our minds as we read.