Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Your religious traditions and personal "experiences" aren’t quick.
Creeds and constitutions aren’t powerful.
Church bylaws and church covenants aren’t sharper than any twoedged sword.
Scholars, theologians, and church fathers ARE NOT a discerner of the heart.
If you want something that will pierce your soul and spirit, stick with THE BOOK!