As I was surfing the interweb today, I came across a statement that had me scratching my head a little. At first, I agreed with it, but as I thought about it some more, I’m not so sure…
Anyways, the statement is,
Just because something is orthodox doesn’t mean its true? If you’re a Christian it does.
Orthodoxy means “Conforming to what is generally or traditionally accepted as right or true; established and approved.”
If you’re going against something that is right and true then you are wrong and false.
This statement is, of course, in reference to the whole Rob Bell fiasco going on right now.
Anyways, here’s what got me thinking. The first seven Ecumenical Councils are considered essential for historic, orthodox Christianity. Let me ask this: If you buy this definition of orthodoxy and don’t hold to Mary as the Theotokos, can one really make the claim that orthodoxy equals truth?