I understand your view of theosis enough to realize that you focus on finality and glorification as salvation proper. Hence, you do not speak of yourselves as "saved". But, do you deny the need for a personal conversion and/or commitment to Christ, individually and decisively placing trust in His atoning work as the basis for reconciliation with God, and willingly embracing His teaching?
Of course not! I certainly understand why you would think such a thing, but any Orthodox (or any Christian) who takes His faith seriously would NEVER deny such a need. The only real difference is for us, is that conversion/commitment is not a once in a life time experience that we write down in our Bibles, it is something we're supposed to do EVERY SINGLE DAY of our lives. (and yes, I DO realize Protestants also do the same every day) Every morning when we get out of bed, we're supposed to commit ourself to Christ and trust in His saving Incarnation, Passion and Resurrection. Without that, we would ALL be lost forever. Without trusting in the Cross of Christ, and realizing that nothing we do can ever save us, any works we do would be totally in vain. No one can work their way to heaven or to God, but through faith we are saved. The only real difference I've ever truly seen, is the understanding of what "faith" is, or what that means. Is faith merely a mental ascension to some doctrines and dogmas, or a ritualistic prayer of salvation? Or is faith something ALIVE that we LIVE out each and every day? There are people in ALL Churches that have a living faith and a dead faith. A Baptist who "trusts in Jesus" to save him and then murders 10 people and still expects to be saved if he died later than day, does not have living faith. Certainly you would agree.
An Orthodox Christian who believes going to Liturgy, saying the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and then going home to embezzle funds from his business does not have living faith either. There are plenty of Christians in all Churches who sing amazing grace, or chant Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord of Sabaoth every Sunday who are living their faith, and there are plenty who "claim" to be saved, in the case of Orthodox Christians, claim "I'm an Orthodox Christian doing all the right things so I'm ok" and in all likely hood both are deceiving themselves.
But what is also a deception is the idea that "faith" is something that merely takes place in the mind. I believe, therefore I'm saved. But what is "belief"? What is "faith"?
Saving faith is not simply a profession or an empty claim. Nor is it merely the acceptance of a creed. Saving faith is that which produces an obedient life.
Faith creates works, works perfect faith.
- from one of my Protestant Study Bibles
I think every Orthodox Christian here would completely agree with that statement as would you, I assume. Truthfully there ARE Orthodox who think doing all the right rituals will save them. Just like there are Baptists who think faith is a one time event that covers the remainder of their life and thus they never have to exercise it again. Yet both are untrue to Christianity, and our respective traditions.
The problem is as a Baptist I heard plenty of preachers say OSAS, even if I murder 100 people willingly, I'm still "saved"....my father, knew plenty of "saved" Baptists who cheated on their wifes with 3 or 4 girlfriends at a time, and still went to Church every single Sunday, and even PREACHED to others (including my father) that they "needed Jesus"...very devout, even "faithful" Christians, but for them faith was a "mental" exercise, not a way of life.
I've also heard plenty of Orthodox say things like "oh you don't fast, but that's a SIN"....or worse, I've seen women 7 months pregnant go on strict fasts for Lent, and 90 year old ladies pass out during the Resurrection service because they fasted as though they were St. Anthony all because it became a ritual and legalistic. No Church has a monopoly on people who horribly misunderstand it's teaching.
The problem is lack of communication and using different words to mean the same thing, or using the same words to mean very different things. I don't really see that much difference in what baptists and Orthodox believe about faith, only different emphasis on those beliefs....but I may be totally wrong.
Anyways, of course we do not deny the need for a relationship with Christ, despite some Orthodox trying to avoid sounding "too Protestant" in some books, the reality is for ancient peoples and modern Orthodoxy, faith was something you lived, not something you thought about. And indeed, I know this to be true of most Protestants as well. it's just emphasis IMO. (again, as other said assuming we're not debating OSAS which as David pointed out, is a totally different conversation, one in which we would NEVER agree with)