Every weekday for years at about 11:30 a.m. the telephone operator in a small town received a call from a man asking for the exact time. One day she got up the nerve to ask him why he called so often.
“I’m foreman of the local saw mill,” the man explained, “every day I have to blow the whistle exactly at noon, so I call you for the correct time.”
“That’s funny,” the operator giggled, “All these years we’ve been setting our clock by your whistle!”
This is a funny story and as long as every is on the same page regarding time what does it really matter? However regarding things truly transcendent it is vital we go to the right source.
When humans use other humans as authority in spiritual matters it might sound appealing, it might feel good and it might seem right. Using these criteria will not make it right. There is only one source for spiritual matters. God is that source. It is found in his revelation. That revelation is called the Bible. There is none other.
Proverbs 14:12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.