Original questionAnd some of the comments by Evangelicals on the site:where do they get the idea that tradition is equal to scripture?
Aren't traditions things that were added over the last 2000 years?
Here are some citations that come in handy answering protestant questions:
* -- denotes verse often sited by ProtestantsTRADITION CONDEMNED?
--break commandment of God for your tradition
--set aside God's commandment to uphold tradition
1 Cor 11:2 -- commends them for following tradition
2 Thess 2:15 -- commands them to keep tradition
2 Thess 3:6 -- shun those acting not according to traditionBible Alone or Bible + Tradition?
1 Cor 11:2 -- hold fast to traditions I handed you
2Thess 2:15 hold fast to traditions whether oral or by letter
2 Thess 3:6 -- shun those not acting according to traditon
Jn 21:25 -- not everything Jesus said recorded in scripture
Acts 20:35 --- Paul records a saying of Jesus not found in Gospels
2 Tim 1:13 -- follow my sound words; guard the truth
2 Tim 2:2 -- what you heard entrust to faithful men
2 Pet 3:15-16 -- Paul's Letters can be difficult to grasp & interpret
Rom 10:17 -- faith comes from what is heardHave you been saved?
Rom 8:24 -- for in hope we are saved
Eph 2:5,8 -- by grace you have been saved through faith
2 Tim 1:9 -- he saved us called us according to his grace
Tit 3:5 -- he saved us thru bath of rebirth, renewal by Holy Spirit
Phil 2:12 -- work out your salvation with fear and trembling
1 Pet 1:9 -- as you attain the goal of your faith, salvation
Mt 10:22 -- he who endures to the end will be saved
Mt 24:13 -- he who perseveres to the end will be savedRepetitious prayer
-- do not babble like pagans with their many words
1Kgs 18:25-29 -- example of vain repetition: call Baal for hours
Mt 26:44 -- Jesus prayed a thrid time, saying same thing again
Lk 18:13 -- collector kept beating breast & praying: be merciful
Rev 4:8 -- repeat day and night, Holy, holy, holy is the Lord
1 Thess 5:17 -- pray without ceasing
I hope this helps. These are all taken from a laminated "cheat sheet" I still have from my days as a RCC apologist...these are only about 10% of everything on the sheet...If anyone (Orthododx or RC) has any other issues encountered with Protestants let me know by PM and I will forward you specifics....Or if you happen to be a protestant looking for Biblical references regarding isses like Apostlic succession, the Virgin Mary, Veneration of Saints, Perpetual Virginity...and all the other things Protestant preachers cite as definciencies you can Pm me too.
Again the best question to ask people who claim the Bible is the 100% literal word of God...and only Scripture and faith are needed for a foundation of a Christian Church or Christian Belief system is:Where do you find that in the Bible?