Found some wonderful videos of the holy saints' lives at a website called www.orthodox.tv
recently. They also have some powerful videos for converts there that have been illuminating. In the midst of these, Bishop Mark, a former pentecostal from Oral Roberts University presented a history of the Bible that was very illuminating at many points on http://www.orthodox.tv/education.php#understandingorthodoxfaith
, but then he said something that I'm having a hard time with. Is it the Orthodox position that our canon (lists of the books of the Bible) is still up for grabs and changes depending on which modern council presents it?
Bishop Mark spoke of two contradictory modern councils in ROCA and of the 7th ecumencial council allowing for 7 supposedly different "lists of the Bible canon books". While true that The Holy Spirit in the One Church keeps us faithful and The 7 ecumenical councils, The Holy Tradition and philokalia are wonderful and indispensable guides to lead one to rightly interpreting the Holy Scriptures, this was the first time I have heard a Bishop of the Orthodox communion speak of the canon list as unimportant and simply give the impression that it's enough to allow the Orthodox Church to be a place where the Scriptures are used in liturgy and that Orthodox do not share a common canon? Not sure if that would open the door for the same errors that led the Roman Church to go so far astray from its roots, starting with the pre-reformation post schismatic periods, or if the Bishop has brought something into Orthodoxy from his learning at Oral Roberts that can be historically understood better by the Holy Communion of Orthodox faithful?
Thanks for your guidance on this matter.
humbly in Christ,