If you look at the progression here your statement “I left it out because it alone is THE Authoritive means for man (including the Church) to follow, above all else!” was the last statement.
My question was: Above Christ?
I know you are avoiding the question.
Of course the Church is the Body of Christ, called out by God as a people for His own. All are made to drink of the Holy Spirit to make us one.This Body will consist of Catholics, Orthodox, Protestants, and other groups.
Not all Catholics will be faithful to the grace bestowed at Baptism, and of course we know that not all Baptists are Christians.
But please, answer this question: Above Christ?