Security in authority: it’s not something I could find in Protestantism and sola scriptura. What is found in Protestantism, is a seductive individualism in which each person seeks out his own, personal interpretation of scripture.
This brief video explains why the Spirit-guided nature of the Church is important—essential, in fact—for accepting the Bible as the inspired word of God.
It is to the benefit of all Christians to be concerned with and to live by what is really true. Our non-Catholic and/or Protestant brethren today often continue to adhere to the Bible as the only governing authority and the sole rule of faith. They see no requirement for a visible, structured and hierarchically ordered Church. However, the Word of God says otherwise.
In his book, The Splendor of the Church, Henri de Lubac wrote of a dangerous dissociation often made about the Church. This error is rooted in the Protestant revolution which occurred in the early 16th century, and has, unfortunately, continued to the present among non-Catholic Christians.
Sola scriptura is untenable and has produced a great deal of turmoil and division. It is responsible in a number of ways for ongoing rupture and disunity among Christians, and is not an element of historical continuity between the first Christians and those of contemporary society. If anything, history shows a conspicuous absence of sola scriptura from the belief of the early Church.