Everyone should note that the reason the Jerusalem council was binding is that its conclusions were propounded by Apostles. Since apostles were guaranteed by the Spirit to be led into all truth, inevitably the Spirit would have been saying the same thing to all others present. Without Apostles, we today are not only in a different situation, but also lack any indication in the NT that one church without Apostolic guidance had authority over any other. The closest thing we have is the subapostolic refusal of Clement of Rome to order the Corinthian church to restore the deposed elders. Instead he attempts to persuade. It was necessary, however, to associate the Jerusalem elders with the Apostles in both deliberation and letter so that the troubled churches would know that the Jerusalem church did not stand behind its traveling errorists.