RE: Not many even know what the teachings of Luther and Calvin were.
I beg to disagree with you here.
Even for the sake of argument, we were to agree that there are those who don’t know what the teachings of Luther and Calvin were, there are MANY who do.
The Pastors, the leaders, men like Luis Palau for instance.
The question still remains — are they under the condemnation of Vatican I? or are they considered “united with Christ” as per Vatican II?
None believed in a special priesthood, bit instead, they believed in a ministerial class composed of men knowledgeable in the Bible. They rejected Latin as a liturgical language, and used the Vernacular, but trusted their ministers to know the Scriptural language , Greek and Hebrew. Hence the authority of the vernacular Bibles. Today, of course, the Vernacular Bible is accepted as authentic even by those who read not a word of the original languages. No longer is the priest the bridge between God and believer, but the translator and interpreter.