Scripture is materially sufficient, but not formally sufficient. If it were, Jesus would not have established a Church, and appointed teachers and overseers. You yourself have admitted that you greatly value the leaders of your community that break open the Word of God for your instruction.
There is no evidence in scripture to support your assertion that Sacred Tradition must be a “carbon copy” of Scripture. I know you would like this to be true, but it is not possible. Sacred Tradition has more to do with how the scriptures are interpreted.
How could the lectures of St. Paul at Tyrannus be a “carbon copy” of the epistles? Do you have any idea how much space that would require?!
Scripture itself refutes your premise, along with your own experience.
Eph. 4: 7But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it… 11So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
14Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. 16From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work."
Scripture is “useful” to equip the saints, but the task of equipping them was given to persons, not texts.
I agree, but as it happens, it is only your perceptions that are contrary.
It is only natural that you would feel this way. You are part of an ecclesial tradition that has been separated from the Apostolic faith for 500 some years. There is bound to be some drift from the original!
No, tgG. These are examples of the Sacred Tradition you accept. They have nothing to do with how I “process theology”.