The Springville (Alabama) Church of Christ bulletin contains an article copied from Wilson Adams in Biblical Insights, Vol. 6, No. 7, July 2006 arguing —
1 Cor. 2:9-13. It is impossible for you to know the mind of God unless it has been revealed. All of which means we must dispense with the “I think…” and focus on what the Author has expressed.
Eph. 3:1-4. God spoke, the apostles wrote, and we can read and understand. All of which means: if the apostles didn’t write it and we can’t read it, God doesn’t want it. That’s true whether you are discussing infant baptism or instrumental music.
The two cited passages read —
(1 Cor 2:9-13 ESV) But, as it is written,
“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,
nor the heart of man imagined,
what God has prepared for those who love him”—
10these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. 11For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. 13And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.
(Eph 3:1-4) 1For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles — 2assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3 how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly. 4 When you read this, you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ,
Do these two passages teach that it’s sin to worship in a way that lacks specific authority?