sorry, but you are really mistaken. the Bible is our ONLY authority, not me, nor anyone else.<quoted text>
"SO JUST WHAT ELSE ARE CHRISTIAN SUPPOSED TO FOLLOW? IF NOT, THE WORD?"
The problem with allowing anybody to read and interpret the bible on their own without guidance is obvoius when one sees people like Oxbow run around leading people astray.
You believe you are an authority on scripture. But if sola scriptura is your belief and therefore private interpretation, you have no right or authority to tell anyone else (who also testify that they have the same calling by God as you do), that their interpretation is wrong.
however when I make a point(unlike clay) i reinforce my opine with what is written in the Bible.
then when a person disagees, they are disagreeeing with God, not me.