An honest look at Scripture and a careful look at the ancient concept of Tradition should cause a pause with an understanding of Sacred History, which lead to many inconsistencies.
For instance, on the one hand Protestants refute the Catholic traditions, according to perception of what Catholic traditions are while at the same time ignoring false Protestant oral traditions, myths, and rituals.
For example, nowhere is it stated in Scripture that faith alone leads to salvation, and never in the history of Christianity had this doctrine ever existed until Martin Luther invented it 4-5 centuries ago.
Nowhere in the Bible is it said that once you are converted to Christ, then there is no way you can lose your salvation, an idea that no Ancient Jew or Early Christian had ever believed or heard from Scripture until John Calvin made it up 4-5 centuries ago.
Nowhere is it stated in Scripture that spiritually immature Christians are quickly written into the Book of Life right after conversion, nor was this doctrine ever believed in since the beginning of Christianity until Protestants invented it.
Moreover, nowhere is it stated in the Bible that making the sign of the Cross with one’s fingers should be stopped as a devotion, yet it was never viewed to be non-Apostolic until Protestants started rejecting it in the 16th century.
Nowhere is it written in Scripture that bishops and priests praying over and anointing the sick with oil should cease as a devotion, nor was it ever declared non-Apostolic until the so-called Protestant reformers in the 16th century invented the oral doctrine against it.
Why does the Protestant not say something about these man-made traditions? Why does the Protestant not see the contradictions and hypocrisy of this position? This method of convenient logic and inconsistent Biblical exegesis is the legacy and fruit of Protestantism and it is still expanding into more and more divisions today.
There are countless examples from Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity proving how God in and out of Scripture promoted Holy Tradition, and there are no obvious examples to the contrary, except among the Sadducees and some Gnostic heresies. In the Talmuds, which were a record of Ancient Jewish teachings from before, during, and after Christ’s time, as well as in all other Ancient Jewish sources, it was known that God had revealed to Moses the Written Bible and the Oral Bible, with the Oral Bible dealing with extra-biblical doctrines, as proven in the Talmuds and by Josephus’s 1st century commentaries of the Old Testament (OT), the Antiquities of the Jews, which involve a significant amount of extra-biblical teachings. For instance, in the Talmuds, Sifre Deuteronomy 351; 145a, it says, “The Roman governor Quietus asked Rabbi Gamaliel, ‘How many Torahs (Bibles) were given to Israel?’ He answered, ‘Two- one in writing and the other orally.’” Similarly, it is quite common to read in every page of Josephus’s commentaries an extra-biblical teaching.
Can you see Oral Tradition, Myths, Rituals in Protestant Thought? I shall continue to add to this…