I have heard several words used to describe scripture. I have heard it called the final authority, the sole authority, the highest authority and the ultimate authority.just checking
you keep using the word "final": while others use the word "highest"
in your mind: is there a difference?
IOW does this mean the same thing to you or not?
God didn't place scripture alone as the final authority for his church
God didn't place scripture alone as the highest authority for his church
God didn't place scripture either as the final authority or the highest authority for his church. Either way it doesn't make sense. The Holy Spirit used men to write scripture and the Holy Spirit used men to determine which writings were inspired and which ones were not.