Does your Church have apostolic succession? Jesus imparted Truth to the Apostles that handed it down via Tradition, not a book.
Did these self same Apostles use Scriptures in teaching and formulating the early Church? Yes. Did some of them even realize that their writings were inspired and were in fact Sacred Scripture when they wrote it? Yes. Do all Christians agree on the New Testament Canon of Sacred Scripture, even if they disagree as to the meaning of various passages? Yes.
Is it possible that the verbal Traditions of the Apostles became corrupted over time? Yes it is possible will say non-Catholics, no it is not possible says Catholics (generally speaking). Right? The question on infallible teaching via verbal Tradition relies on Faith alone. It is reasonable to assume that ANY verbal teaching over time will become corrupted in some way. Material will be left off, exaggerations will be made, etc. It is very possible. Solution? A written Tradition. Sacred Scripture is that written Tradition, all Christians agree on that
Is it then reasonable that the written record of Jesus’ earthly ministry as recorded in the written Gospels and the various other written works of the New Testament are a solid base in which to formulate ones Christian conscience? I think it is. I think many people are hungry and thirsty for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, without any baggage that may come with that.
I have been to many, many Protestant type communities and none of them have ever said they teach anything without error. They have all held strong views and opinions but have stopped short saying Our way is the Only way (well except for that one small place I visited called Zion’s Tabernacle in the hills of north-west Maryland that held to, “Speak in Tongues or be thee damned!” but other than that one no others, in my experience).
Why can’t we afford positive affirmation to these souls thirsting for Christ that seek to find Him in the pages of Sacred Scripture? Isn’t it natural for those like minded to congregate and praise God? If you are Catholic and your non-Catholic friend invites you to go to Church: GO! Reciprocity as conditional, of course.
Then what would we have? We will have fostered an environment based upon mutual respect, not for one another, not for each faith Tradition, but for God. A mutual respect and honor of our God. Then we are automatically brothers in Christ, no matter what our theological differences are. After that is achieved, then the difference can be addressed in all brotherly love, and let the Holy Spirit convict and enlighten as He will.