I would say that the 1John passage is saying no longer look to a teacher for the final authority. The Ephesian passage is saying that God has given us teachers not as the final authority but to help and guide us in our understanding of God's Word. Our final authority lies in His Spirit enlightening us through His Word;and a good teacher will always tell you 'don't take my word for it but check out what I say from Scripture'.
Originally Posted by billy-brown 2
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
p.s. Don't even believe all I say in this post without checking it out, especially since it is my 666th post!
♪ Each day may Christ become clearer, His Cross dearer, Our Hope nearer. ♫