Because God has spoken, we must not raise earthly powers above God’s word.
The Reformation principle of sola scriptura — Scripture alone — is still relevant today. The Roman Catholic church continues to give equal weight to the Bible and to the pronouncement of church councils. Further, protestant churches increasingly depart from the authority of Scripture, relying upon conventional wisdom, personal opinion, and cultural dictates.
The church needs to consistently promote the authority and the sufficiency of God’s word.