I love this quote from Doug Wilson about tradition. It’s so funny because this is the church that I grew up in. You could predict everything that was going to happen just before it happened but it was never written down and was just the “leading of the Holy Spirit.”
“The unthinking fundamentalist wants to reduce the whole problem to a very simple equation — ‘just stick to the Bible.’ His belief is that fooling around with traditions in the first place is what cause the problem. We may call this the ‘tradition as demon’ position. ‘We don’t believe in tradition. We have never believed in tradition. The founders of our denomination didn’t believe in tradition. We have always not followed tradition'” (Mother Kirk, p. 61).