[quote=gracelife]I John 2:27 tells us that we need no man to teach us because the anointing abides in us.
John 14:26 tells us that the Holy Spirit is our teacher.
Mark 13:11 illustrates to us that the Holy Spirit is well qualified to teach us.
So why do we need the Magesterium, if we have the Holy Spirit?
Here is an example from Acts 8:26-39 that illustrates the need for an authority (The Magesterium) to interpret Scripture:
Then the angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, “Get up and head south on the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza, the desert route.” So he got up and set out. Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of the Candace, that is, the queen of the Ethiopians, in charge of her entire treasury, who had come to Jerusalem to worship, and was returning home. Seated in his chariot, he was reading the prophet Isaiah. The Spirit said to Philip, “Go and join up with that chariot.” Philip ran up and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and said, “Do you understand what you are reading?” He replied, “How can I, unless someone instructs me?” So he invited Philip to get in and sit with him. This was the scripture passage he was reading: "Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter, and as a lamb before its shearer is silent, so he opened not his mouth. In (his) humiliation justice was denied him. Who will tell of his posterity? For his life is taken from the earth."Then the eunuch said to Philip in reply, “I beg you, about whom is the prophet saying this? About himself, or about someone else?” Then Philip opened his mouth and, beginning with this scripture passage, he proclaimed Jesus to him. As they traveled along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “Look, there is water. What is to prevent my being baptized?” Then he ordered the chariot to stop, and Philip and the eunuch both went down into the water, and he baptized him. When they came out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, but continued on his way rejoicing.
The Church teaches us that we need to look at the entire Bible when we try to interpret scripture. We can’t just take some passages (such as those you mentioned) out of context. As Catholics we are fortunate to have the Magesterium to establish guidelines for interpreting Scripture. The many thousands of Protestant denominations illustrate what happens when people try to interpret God’s word without an authority.