"But, again, when we refer them to that tradition which originates from the apostles, which is preserved by means of the successions of presbyters in the Churches, they object to tradition, saying that they themselves are wiser not merely than the presbyters, but even than the apostles. . . . It comes to this, therefore, that these men do now consent neither to Scripture nor to tradition."
- St. Irenaeus, Adversus Haereses 3.1.2