While believers should be Bereans and search the Scriptures for themselves, we don’t do it in a vacuum. Our study of the Word is not disconnected from what has transpired in church history. Even the means by which and the theological grid through which we interpret the Word are influenced by those who have gone before us."
~The Aquila Report
That's the problem. Sola Scriptura means Scripture plus other resources for theology and practice (is that not traditions of men, by definition?).
Col 1:18 "He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything." Sola Scripture violates this verse. Reformers then, are no different than Rick Warren who also holds to Sola Scriptura, as he said "I do accept the Bible as a standard of authority and I judge my experience by it not vice versa."
Christ Jesus is to have First Place in everything (Col. 1:17-18) which demands therefore that there is no competition for His rightful place, His Word, or His Word. Doctrinal triage and having other authorities other than Scripture is not giving Jesus Christ the King of kings First Place or preeminence in everything, especially regarding His Word.
I am not saying that history doesn't confirm God's sovereign hand; indeed it has as I said, His record of history. What I am saying though, is that for the "Sola Scriptura" crowd to suggest we must have other authority other than the Bible for faith and practice as Calvin and others have claimed, is in serious error. To go to anywhere but the Master and Creator of all things first, then eventually, maybe go to Scripture is dangerous as well as not putting Christ in First Place. Consider Calvin used the Roman Catholic teaching and practice of infant sprinkling which is anti-biblical. Sources outside of the Bible are not fallible and as Eph. 4 17-20 and 1 Cor. 1-2 show, we cannot learn Christ by way of the world.
"John Gill even recognized the problem in this issue.....In his commentary on Proverbs 22:28 [Pro 22:28 Do not move the ancient boundary Which your fathers have set.]
Col 1:17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
Col 1:18 He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything.
Psa 1:1 How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
Psa 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.
Psa 1:3 He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers.