Some denominations (Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic) teach different Traditions that contradict each other. An obvious example of this is the papacy (RC says correct. EO says incorrect.). Both groups claim to be apostolic. They may even say each other is apostolic. Both claim their Traditions to be correct and traceable to God. How can this be?
Examples of different Tradition.
- Nature of bread at Pascha
- Nature of Sin
- Nature of Man
- Contents of Canon
- Nature of authority (council or pope)
PS. I'm not asking which of the various Traditions are true. I'm only asking for an explanation of how those two denominations come up with their Traditions, given that each say their Traditions source to God.