1 John 2:27 But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.
There was this erroneous teaching going around that excluded most from understanding truth. Only the "select" few could do so. John is fully confident in the newest of born again christians that they have access to all truth as long as the Spirit lives in them. I believe the pastor/teacher of Christs church is very much needed and used to bring clearity and simplify the confusion so often made in Gods word by spiritualy dead individuals. After all, the pastor is an established office by the LORD. I do not believe that a believer is dependant upon anyone for truth just as long as the Holy Spirit lives in him/her. The LORD uses people to confirm His word but He doesnt need people to monopolize His truths as theirs. The cults hate this passage in John.