Are you saved?

The following is the most peculiar thing I ever heard from a convert to Russian Orthodoxy who sought ordination to the priesthood:

William: My question is simply this: what would you say to someone who asked you “are you saved?” Seriously, what is the Russian Orthodox answer to that?

DESERT FATHER: I would say I am saved, in being saved, I will be saved

William: Interesting, but a Greek Orthodox Christian would not say

DESERT FATHER: It’s a three part answer:

1.) Christ saved us 2000 years ago.

2.) Yet we are now being saved in that we work out our faith in fear
and trembling.

3.) And I will be saved on Judgment day.

William: A Greek would say that “the judgment of God is a mystery to man.”


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