No. To become Orthodox one must accept Orthodox theology, dogma, doctrine. If it isn't specifically clarified, you can believe what you want.theistgal said:So is a convert required to assent to this "consensus" before being allowed to become Orthodox? I ask only for information.Dionysii said:This fossil record matches Genesis chapter 6.
This belief is not my private interpretation. It is the consensus of the Church as explicitly expressed by Saints Clement of Rome, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus. It is also the belief of Church writers including Augustine and Lactantius among others.