Brother for you to say the "Bible" (The Word of God) is not what we go to is putting your self on very dangerous ground. You said the Holy Spirit taught you things about God without using the Bible. How do you know it was the Holy Spirit? There is no salvation without the shedding of blood. How are you going to know this without the Bible telling you this? Is the God the Father who teaches us, and he uses the Word of God (the Bible) to conform what he teaches , and the Holy Spirit leads us into his truth. The Bible is absolutely essential in knowing God, so we don't run off the road into the ditch!!