Scripture means different things to different bodies of people. When a new convert begins to study they often lean on the understanding of others to make sense of new ideas and what the Lord wants them to know. But can someone “be ever studying and never come to a knowledge of the truth?”
The purpose of scripture is not to provide answers, but to help in formulating questions so you can receive personal revelation. No single person should be the final word.
A prophet preaches repentance, a seer describes what they see, and a revelator brings new information the Lord wants His people to know. We must ask the questions ourselves, independent of any mortal being.
If thou shalt ask, thou shalt receive revelation upon revelation, knowledge upon knowledge, that thou mayest know the mysteries and peaceable things—that which bringeth joy, that which bringeth life eternal. (D&C 42:61)