Recently, I made the following statement in the thread "Why Is There a Resurgence of Reformed Theology?" Here it is: "Not really. Certainly salvation is easy to understand as a babe. But it becomes more complex as we grow. We have more questions. Thus the many volumes of theological works. God gave us a head for more than to only use it as a hat rack." To which this statement was construed to mean the following by one here on BB: "See what I mean. Now you're claiming that all those extra biblical books are inspired by God and just as good as His word... Obviously you are mixed up on the true points of Scripture. You believe reading other materials than the Bible is growing in grace. This would be true if those materials were inspired of God. They aren't, they are inspired by men looking to make a few dollars no matter how well intentioned they are. Everything we need to know is in God's word no one has any special revelation. I agree we are to study God's word but that's not to include the words of men. All of the tulip are the ideas of men. They aren't even found in scripture. Placing your faith in men has no benefit" This was a direct reaction to my above statement. Due to the fact I use the Holy Scriptures and also use the works of fine men of God to help my understanding, I was accused, unecessarily, as placing others works on the same level as the Scriptures, and that Bible study is not to include using the words of men, accused of mixing up the true points of Scripture, whatever that means, and placing my faith in men. None of this is true. My statement does not support the above accusations. The context can be clearly seen on the thread which is now closed. I will not name the accuser, as this is not necessary. But, is it wrong to use others works to understand Scripture? Why or why not? And if not, why did God give us teachers?