I appreciate the desire to find all of the revealed Word within Scripture, but I personally don't understand the need. The Canon of Scripture was not set until the late 4th century and only then to satisfy a need to certify which readings would be read in the Liturgy. It proceeded from the Traditions and was set by the Divinely Inspired consensus of the Episcopacy that comprised the early Magisterium.
I appreciate that the writings not included within Scripture are not inerrant, but that does not mean they are not inspired or are false. The writings of the Early Church Fathers that survive give us remarkable insight and clarity into the thoughts and beliefs of those who knew and followed Jesus. Their historical actions and practices, particularly in the context of Scripture, tell us a great deal about the early Church and its Catholicity.
"To be deep in history is to cease to be Protestant." - Blessed John Henry Newman (former Protestant)
Peace be with you.
Not understanding the need doesn’t make it go away, NL. As I said, the Scripture is the writings/thoughts of the apostles in the NT, and I’d like to see their thoughts on the subject at hand. It seems to me their opinions should be the guide. Thanks