the Apostolic Succession of bishops, the necessity of auricular confession, the use of liturgical worship with set prayers and hymns, the utility of fasting, the use of sacred images. . . .
The list goes on and on. The Church of the first century looked a lot more like those Apostolic Churches today than it did the myriad Evangelical denominations, whose lack of fidelity to the Tradition passed down by the Apostles is also the source of their theological and ethical chaos.