|Ever since the Catholic religion established the New Testament as the basis of both the Catholic and
Protestant Churches, the Epistles have been the foundation for the development of tradition and
practice for both Catholics and Protestants.
The Epistles have been used extensively as the authority for the interpretation and application of the
New Testament, with tradition and practice of the Catholic religion assuming an even more central
position of power. But is this a valid approach to the application of Scripture in our lives?