“If a man’s religion hangs on ministers, whoever they may be, and not on the Word of God, it hangs on a broken reed.
Let us never make ministers Popes.
Let us follow them so far as they follow Christ, but not a hair’s breadth further.
Let us believe whatever they can show us out of the Bible, but not a single word more (Acts 17:11-12; 1 Thess. 5:21).”
–J.C. Ryle, Knots Untied: Being Plain Statements on Disputed Points in Religion (Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1874/2016), 55.