I noticed a strange phenomenon in our church with some believers. Our church is John Macarthur based, and there are many who believe if "John" didn't say it, it may not be true. Most all our bible studies are John Macarthur based (which personally gets old after awhile, don't get me wrong I like the guy and he says a lot of good things.) I just got done dealing with a friend who questioned who the author was of the article I was reading her. I wanted to read her this article and the first thing she said was "who is the author" I said "I do not know, let me finish the article and you see if it makes sense" I start reading and she says "yeah but who is the author, I can't trust it if I do not know who wrote it." Well I said there is a lot of scripture here and greek meaning so let the Holy Spirit be your guide" she still struggled with it, but listened. We got to talking about something else and I gave an example of something I heard a Pastor say and again she said "who is he, how do you know what he said was true" I said because it made sense and it fit what scripture taught" She went to google and looked up the same verse by John Macarthur and said well "JM says this so this is true not what that pastor said was true" so of course we got into a heated debate, where I was trying to get her to see how she was worshiping a man and not Gods word. and that she was missing out on many a good teachers by not reading what others write, and decerning what they say is biblical or not, by allowing the Holy Spirit to decern. I mentioned not everything John Macartur say is truth he is not Gods sole authority on scripture. Where she said I attacked JM. What are some thoughts on this?