The Bible “furnishes the man of God completely for every good work” (2 Tim 3:16-17; 2 Pet 1:3). This faith, this doctrine was given “once and for all” time in the 1st century (Jude 3). God’s man does not need a church manual, creed, catechism, Watchtower, Book of Mormon or church discipline to teach him how to worship or live. It alone is the “perfect law” (James 1:25), so to add to it or to take away from it is prohibited lest its perfection be marred (Rev 22:18-19; Gal 1:8-9).
The honored Benjamin Franklin wrote: “A creed must contain more than the Bible, less than the Bible, differ from it, or be precisely like it. No man defends his creed on the ground that it contains more … less … is different from … or is the same as the Bible.” There is NO ground for defending any official creed book or catechism.
Unity is based on truth. When the Bible is not honored as God’s perfect and only guide, division will occur among His people. See Rom. 15:5 and 16:17. We will be judged by the Bible, not by church laws, councils and opinions (Jn 12:48; Rev 20:12).