Circular logic.<quoted text>
Your right that I don't call myself a Protestant.'Christian' will do just fine.
It's hard to believe any so called believer would admit God's Word won't do. That ranks right up there with my being told 'it is unscriptural to be scriptural'.
If you were not indoctrinated by Catholicism perhaps you could see that it would make perfect sense in God's plan to leave a manual with us that we could use to go to Heaven whether we had anything else to teach and guide us or not.
Is the Bible just useless unless we have the mighty Catholic Church to tell us what to think? Should we just rid ourselves of this *useless*'treasure' and give up all to the King (Catholic Church)?
My King is Christ. To have a King their must be a Kingdom. The Bible *ALONE* can instruct you how to be in that Kingdom, the New Jerusalem/Spiritual Israel.
Christ never taught that He'd leave a "manual", there wasn't one available until the printing press was invented, yet you insist that it "makes perfect sense" that Christ would do what in fact He did not do (which He never said He was going to do to begin with).
If it made "perfect sense", Christ would have done what you describe, yet He did not. He did not leave us with the Bible. It wasn't canonized for 300+ years after His departure from Earth.
Again, "scripture alone" contradicts the teachings in scripture.