(Objection: In the Church everyone is subject only to the authority of the Bible.)
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age."
These verses are known as “The Great Commission.” Here Jesus tells the apostles to baptize and teach what He taught them. He didn’t instruct them to go and write a book. Jesus Himself never wrote a book. He would have been the most logical one to do so if that is what He intended; to build a church based on a book. The Church is built by teaching others through preaching the teachings of Jesus. Faith comes from what is heard [preached] (Romans 10:17). The Church existed before the Bible.