According to Catholic apologists, sola scriptura causes divisions. An authoritative church is necessary so that the church remains united.
However, when you look at some cult groups they are more Roman Catholic than we think. The Bible may be their only rule of faith but it is their governing bodies that has the final say in its interpretation:
The Watchtower’s biblical intepretation is the one that should be observed by all Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Armstrong calls the shots when interpreting passages for his members in the “Plain Truth” group.
The Way International member subjects itself to the biblical interpretaion of its leader.
These and much more are similar to the Catholic’s infallible church which has the final say in interpreting the Bible. It is for this reason why I think sola scriptura is NOT the cause of the divisions because certain cults are more Roman Catholic than Protestants.
What do you think?