==========<quoted text>Would if a hundred priests and bishops in your community as an Orthodox believed a vision expounded by one particular priest,and there arose a large division in your church over the vision,what tradition would your priests turn to,in order to confirm or discredit the vision as being from God? Surely they would turn to the Scriptures along the way? What final word does the Scriptures hold as to the truth or accuracy of what any of us believe concerning Christ,and all that pertains to Him?
So you believe that the priests or hierarchy of the Orthodox church alone have the right to determine what is the truth of Christ?
Scriptures always come first- over tradition, over any other source
We do not believe 100 priests, Patriarchs when they contradict Scripture.
The Orthodox have fought off more than 100 priests in the past. Using Scripture.
The soul of Holy Orthodoxy is prayer, and it is also Holy Scripture since the Christian Church is a Scriptural Church.
Orthodox Christians when reading Holy Scripture, accept the guidance of the Church. Many sayings in the Bible which by themselves not clear.
The individual reader, however sincere, is in danger of error if he trusts only his own personal interpretations.
Therefore who helps us in understanding Holy Scripture and who guides us?
First the Holy Spirit and secondly Tradition and the Holy Fathers over the many centuries which have helped with the interpretations of the Bible.
The Fathers can err.
The only Fathers' writings that are accepted are those backed by Scripture. The Fathers quote very very extensively from Scripture to back their statements.