The Way it is can refer to a singular non-biblical tradition or a complex system of doing things. It is traditions of men,l an alternative to God's word and God's Spirit, another way. God says one thing, tradition another.
We evangelicals would scoff at the idea of embracing some of the old, faded traditions of our forefathers or traditions of other persuasions. It is not the way it was that we adulate, nor the way it is to others, but the way it is in our camp. Their ways are silly; our ways are sacred. It is only because our ways are true that we have embraced them. Or so we think. If things were not he way they should be we would not be doing them. Or so we assume. Our ways are scriptural.... aren't they?