Q. 1. I noticed that Catholics place a lot of emphasis on its tradition, this being something that Protestant condemn. How can I convince a Protestant that he/she respect the Church tradition and/or that such is biblical in nature?
A. 1. Since most Protestants abide by the teachings that are found in the Holy Bible, it is sufficent to point out that obedience to the tradition is found in the Holy Scriptures. Please read the following passages:
"Now I praise you because you remember me in everything and hold firmly to the traditions, just as I delivered them to you." [1 Corinthians 11:2]
"So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught, whether by word of mouth or by letter from us." [2 Thess 2:15]
"Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from every brother who leads an unruly life and not according to the tradition which you received from us." [2 Thess 3:6]
It should be noted that in those days, the Holy Bible did not exist. As such, the early Church relied on tradition for hundreds of years. If one was to investigate the early Church tradition, it would find that only the Catholic Church echoes the teachings and practices of those days.