(Lat. seat [or base] of doctrine). Term applied to clear passages of Scripture that treat individual doctrines and hence are proof passages (Lat. dicta probantia) for that doctrine. The view that doctrine is to be based on such individual passages is often opposed to the view that doctrine is to be determined by the entirety of Scripture (Ger. Schriftganze).
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