“Within the Christian orbit of theological systems, Roman Catholicism, for instance, sees the Roman Church as the seat of authority. To be sure, the Bible is believed, but it must be interpreted, they say, by the church. Therefore, the church becomes the final authority, and its pronouncements are binding on its members.”
Charles Ryrie, A Survey of Bible Doctrine, p. 8.
Charles Ryrie (1925-2016) was long-time professor of Systematic Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary and Dean of Doctoral Studies. He was an ardent dispensationalist, pretribulationalist, and premillennialist. His book, Dispensationalism Today (no …