It doesn't, it is based upon faith to accent too. Jesus said that he would build his rock on Peter. And their are Apostolic successions that do exist. Otherwise none is an actual disciple. I do believe that their is succession in the Eastern Orthodox Churches, but it is not perfected without the sacraments. The Bible also says to shut the door behind you and reveal in secrecy, but it also says to tell one another, which means it isn't either or. But people should be doing both.
The Bible never explains either, but Apostolically, there is a three legged stool known as sacred scripture, sacred tradition, and the majesterium.
It is better to go that way, then to go as one of the 144,000. Neo, if you did, another would be saved apart of the 144,000
To be the least of the Apostles, is greater than the greatest of Prophets