'The Scriptures are a sufficient rule of faith and practice. The principles of ecclesiastical polity are prescribed in them with all necessary comprehensiveness and clearness. The founder of the Church has provided better, than to commit its affairs to the control of fallible men."
Jonathan Edwards (1703-158) writes in agreement,
"Whatever ways of constituting the church may to us seem fit, proper, and reasonable, the question is, not what constitution of Christ's church seems convenient to human wisdom, but what constitution is actually established by Christ's infinite wisdom."
It is good and wise for believers and churches to read and soak up the biblical wisdom and faithfulness of dead people.