There are many religious philosophies that we are to be aware of because they contain empty deceit. It is after the traditions of man and after the basic principles of the world and not according to Christ. How often do we follow tradition? How many Traditions does your church have? And what is the Bible have to say about tradition?
The Roman Catholic Church, for example, relies heavily on Apostolic Authority coming from the Vatican City and the Pope. The New Apostolic Reformation in 2002 restored the apostolic office themselves. They were self-ordained much like David C Pack of the Restored Church of God made himself an apostle. In Revelation Jezebel ordained herself a prophetess. Maybe I can ordain myself as Superman? All this is ridiculous and pits Apostolic Authority against scripture. Judaism regards the Torah or the first five books of the Bible highly but not quite as high as the Talmud which is Jewish tradition. Tradition can be classified as a philosophy written by men. Whether you believe it or not the Bible was not written by men per se but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. Christadelphians and Bible students also follow their own traditions which supersedes the word of God and each Congregation of those bodies believe differently as there is no uniform Doctrine. Just like in the Book of Judges when everyone did what was right in their own eyes yes. I follow the word of God and place very little impetus on tradition.
I will conclude this series in part 3.