There is a severe importance to adhering completely to the Bible, but there is as always a grave risk that comes with it.
There are a lot of lunatics around claiming all sorts of knowledge or divine revelation coming directly from God. And of course, they will receive their deserved punishment in full. God indeed has a problem with people who claim that He said things, that He never said.
But on the other side of the spectrum, we have a lot of people who think they honor God‘s Word, but in fact, they have built these man-made structures, where God isn‘t allowed to be God anymore. Some people truly believe that God will respect their constructs – even when it comes to His own Church.
Men build denominations, doctrines and ideas that might come from the Bible even, but they often leave no space for God to interrupt their traditions. It can be difficult to allow God to overrule our own rules and systems, because we spent a lot of time and energy in building it up.
Yet in many cases in the Bible, God challenges the reasoning of man with tests of Faith like when Abraham was sent to sacrifice his son or in the above case, where God is telling Peter to eat food considered unholy and unclean by Jewish belief.
Imagine if these men would have resisted God based on what they learned that Scripture told them… What would that have meant?
Exactly, they would have made Scripture their god and completely rejected the living true God speaking directly to them on specific personal subject matters.