RE: Indeed. It also condemns private judgment.
Being led by the spirit and carefully and soundly interpreting scripture by studying it is COMMANDED in scripture. Therefore, studying it in community with the saints is not “private” interpretation.
Based on this, Matthew Vines is NOT interpreting scripture soundly.
The admonitions of those who refute him shows this already.
RE: They cannot, however, argue that such rationalization is justified on the grounds of an inviolable principle of private judgment.
Neither can one argue that interpreting scripture by using SOUND JUDGMENT based on the leading of the spirit in communion with like minded Christians is wrong.
Vines DID NOT DO THAT and it is shown by the responses made to his book by Christians who STUDIED SCRIPTURE seriously and interpreted it soundly and rightly interpreted it.
See Paul’s admonition in 2 Timothy 2:15.