Despite unending frustration with some early believers, the New Testament writers never do that. Instead of pulling rank in this way, the New Testament writers seem to stay true to what Jesus said and didn’t say. Paul, the man who wrote nearly half of the New Testament books (at least 13 of the 27) and dealt with most of the controversial problems of the church, never pulls rank. He quotes Jesus just a few times. And n one of those occasions, he goes out of his way to explicitly distinguish his own words from those of Jesus (I Corinthians 7:10-12).
– Geisler, Norm and Frank Turek, I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist, copyright 2004, page 281