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« on: March 08, 2013, 07:07:58 PM »

Could anyone give their feedback and input on what salvation really means? wondering, thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2013, 10:35:17 PM »

"Few things are as fundamental to the New Testament as the reality of communion (koinonia). It means a commonality, a sharing and participation in the same thing. It is this commonality or sharing that lies at the very heart of our salvation."
http://glory2godforallthings.com/2013/03/07/saving-communion/
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2013, 04:21:35 AM »

Salvation means to be saved.  Smiley The question is what we are being saved from? From sin and death which are not the normal state of things and according to God they are not even real. Not that they can't be real and experienced, but in the realm of God where there is only life, sin and death have no substance, no power; they are just falsehood, aberrations.  God wants to restore us to that initial state where there is only life and happiness through Him. So, something went wrong with our condition as a humanity and God wants to save us from it. It's a big thing to be saved because our way of existing right now and the way we are supposed to exist are very different. And to be saved means to be helped out of a situation, not to be disciplined or talked down to, or whatever else we could mistake God's love for. (provided that we do want to be saved, to co-operate).
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2013, 08:02:52 PM »

Does salvation mean we're redeemed from sin and restored to the original image of Adam?..
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2013, 12:19:14 AM »

Does salvation mean we're redeemed from sin and restored to the original image of Adam?..

Yes, but not in a legalistic way. On one hand we believe that God is helping us through His Grace as a gift in order to accomplish salvation, but it does require our free-will and transformation (a process of healing and growth). So, man is not a passive person who automatically "gets saved" though there is some truth in it.
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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2013, 01:36:59 AM »

Redeemed from the grip of death--which was the affect of Adam's transgression--and having our humanity united to Christ, therefore being able to share in Christ's deifying glory and experience God's love on a level never possible prior to the Incarnation.
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2013, 10:49:57 AM »

I would recommend watching the following short You Tube clips:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjHGtCHyBrU
Metropolitan Kallistor (Ware) answering the question "Are you saved?"

Molly Sabourin, a freelance writer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAlCze3ZFjA

Father Thomas Hopko:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlJvDz3ZtTw

Father John Oliver:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKep07kLAzI
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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2013, 10:54:45 AM »

Does salvation mean we're redeemed from sin and restored to the original image of Adam?..

We get much more.
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