Originally Posted by myLivingBread
If that's the case, stop demanding from Protestants if our doctrines are aligned with the early church fathers. It is hypocrisy on your part.
Therefore, your doctrinal system is not a tripod (Scripture, Tradition, and Magisterium). It's sola ecclessia or church alone. Why? For this doctrine alone, you won't be able to produce any evidences from the early church fathers or tradition for that matter. Your magisterium made it all up overtime.
We believe truths that are implicit in Tradition and Scripture. The Pope is the successor to Peter, and the other Bishops are the successors to the other Apostles. Whoever rejects the teaching of the Pope and the Bishops rejects the teaching of the Apostles chosen by Christ.