As a Catholic I must say that Dogmas and Churches Tradition are not the same as the Bible. Tradition is important because it help us understand and follow the Bible, and Dogmas came from the Bible. Dogmas are not an Invention from someone, they are entirely in harmony with the Scriptures. They came out to combat heresies from others. We wouldn't have Tradition or Dogmas if we didn't have the Bible.
I don't know how this is in other countries but I live in Portugal and here everyone always explained me that faith is the only important thing to be saved. Works are the consequence of faith and not vice-versa.
Cheers in Christ