On the contrary. Christ stated that the Church should be the final authority: "And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the Church: but if he neglect to hear the Church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican." (Matthew 18:17 ) In addition, St. Paul states that the Church, not Scripture is "THE pillar and ground of the truth." (1 Timothy 3:15) Since the Church alone is mentioned as the pillar of truth, then It alone has the right to discern the truth and interpret Scripture. For if individuals could correctly interpret Scripture, then all interpretations would be exactly the same as there can only be one Spiritual Truth for the plural of the word "truth" never appears in Scripture.
Ah, okay, the CHURCH (sound the gong) is THE pillar and ground of the truth. Maybe Timothy didn’t count on people like Ferdinand II and Cardinal Law being policy maker in the church... As I stated in my last post to the other annoying dogmatist, “I think women are spiritually equivalent to men, able to guide and learn as equals. And you dont. Thats where we stand. And for the record, Im embarrassed for you.”