How do we define “orthodox”? What is believed by the majority of bishops, by a single infallible human leader, what the Scriptures teach, or most Christians say? Can what is “orthodox” change over time?
A similar forum topic here is: "Universalism is the new Christian orthodoxy"
Also related is this fascinating historical opinion:
“The Salvation Conspiracy: How Hell Became Eternal”, Ken R. Vincent, Ed.D:
It’s just a word, like ‘evangelical’ - does no more than mark out a territory that an individual or a group uses to mark out who the ‘others’ are, ‘outsiders’ - and the others are therefore deficient in some manner, by definition, not by reality.
Councils, creeds, catechisms - killers of the spirit
(I decided to post an excerpt on Creeds in another thread today)