It fundamentally portrays the Bible as being a pile of bricks that need to be assembled for building purposes. It implies Scripture in itself to be dead, powerless, useless, incomplete, and disorganized. However, the descriptive language previously provided in the myriad of allusions to Scripture hardly sound like an insufficient rule of faith. The intellectual substance of these texts only get obscured by the Roman Catholic material sufficiency view, which is ample reason to discard the theory altogether. If church leaders demand that faithful adherents be dependent solely on them for scriptural interpretation, then how are they fulfilling their obligation of aiding fellow believers in the process of becoming spiritually mature (Ephesians 4:11-15)? Even the meaning of the term "material sufficiency" is debatable for Roman Catholics. According to Scripture Catholic:
"The Church has not defined this term for us; it is simply a theological concept."