In Eastern Orthodoxy, I am confronted with an uncomfortable fact: the work of my salvation is in progress.
In my Protestant years, I basically learned, “You’ve already been saved, everything is done, now go and enjoy life.” But Orthodoxy confronts me with an entirely different path of salvation. Here, I am taught that God accomplished everything on His part to save me. But now I must do my part.
It is not enough to say, “I am a son of God!” or “Jesus, I want to go to Heaven!” I must live like a son of God, like a heavenly creature. Continue reading Struggling Toward Salvation