No denomination, institution or “Church” is the Truth or the sole repository of the Truth.” Your theology seems to forget the fact that the scripture says that the ‘Church is the ground and the pillar of Truth,’ It does not say that the scriptures are the ground and the pillar of the truth. Isn’t all truth contained in the Church, including the Bible?
You state your points clearly enough. Now please point to the scripture that supports what you say. We start with scripture as our reference point in all discussions. Where does it say that today’s Church is the ground and the pillar of Truth? Where do we find the scripture that supports your principle that All truth is contained in the Church including the Bible, such that we can place today’s Church on equal footing with the Word of God?
On the contrary, the Bible states that it is the solid ground on which we can build our lives upon. We read in 2 Timothy 3:14-17, But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Furthermore in Hebrews 4:12 we read, For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Finally, we do not accept additions to the scripture in the form of traditions. Again, we find that principle in God’s word. Jude 1:3 states, Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. What needed to be delivered to us has already, once and for all. We rest on scripture.
To us this scripture very clearly says that God’s Word is the ultimate authority on all issues. It is the pillar of truth we stand on. We are both comfortable and secure on that foundation.