HOJO,The Authoritative Church
One of the major objections to the claims that the Church makes regarding herself is that she alone has authority to interpret God's word in the Bible, and indeed to formally what the Christian religion is when it is revealed to her by the Holy Spirit. Many people who react badly to this are simply having a problem with any form of authority, and consider that there is an invisible church rather than the visible one Christ actually founded.
However, Scripture is clear that the Church has authority in Matthew 28:18-20 Jesus delegates His power to the apostles. The authority to perform specific acts is given in other passages John 20:23 (the power to forgive sin), I Corinthians 11:23-24 (the power to offer sacrifice, the Eucharist), Luke 10:16 (the power to speak with Christ's voice), Matthew 18:18 (the power to legislate) and Matthew 18:17 (the power to discipline).
From a perspective of pure common sense and logic, what would be the point of founding a Church (which Christ clearly wanted to do) without giving her authority? If the Church has no power, what what is she? She is simply a collection of believers with no power to enforce laws or discipline those who are dissident anyone could claim to be a member of her even if they denied all the tenets of her laws and beliefs! Organizations logically require authority over their members and authority to determine what the criteria for membership are; otherwise they are not organizations at all, but simply a label without a clear definition. The spoken and stated biblical words of Jesus Christ are clear and concise regarding His visible, heirarchical and authoritative Church. Pauls letter to Timothy leaves no doubt as to Jesus' Universal authoritative Church when he calls, THE CHURCH (not the bible alone) the pillar, pinnacle and foundation of the TRUTH.
The fact that the Word of God is infinite and unfathomable implies that the AUTHOR (GOD) is infinite in HIS nature and expression.