In some things, I place no trust in men... Period... The End.
There's no need to be a scholar to know what the bible teaches, imho. Scholars sure seem to put more faith in themselves, each other, and study guides than practicing what is taught. Simply, check around the Internet forums to find a wealth of examples.
There were names for such people 2000 some odd years ago, people should do their own studies and form their own perspectives on the subject, though.