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« on: February 01, 2005, 03:57:51 PM »

Phl 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

What does it mean to be in "fear and trembling" on our path to salvation?
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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2005, 08:30:10 PM »

Eh? Eh? Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2005, 10:15:56 PM »

Perhaps, the constant rememberance of God. (St. John Chrysostom, Homily 8 on Philippians)
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2005, 11:10:54 PM »

Paradosis,

I agree with that statement.

Howdy. I noticed your a new convert. 3 years you said in one post I read if not mistaken. I was baptised with my family (wife who is a former RC and my to kids who "accepted Jesus on a wing and a prayer") 4 years ago last Feb. 2, 2001.

I remember the first time I encountered the Holy Orthodox Church. It was a Sunday morning and I remember being impressed by the reverance and respect given to everything in the Church. I kinda slinked in the door and found a nice corner to observe this "dead ritual". I saw one man about 30 slim build come up to the icon in the middle of the floor and slowly and most heart feltly venerate the icon. He proceeded to the next icon of Christ and most reverantly bowed and crossed three times all in worship and prayer to God. I have never experianced such a joy and fear mix in my entire 33 year reformist walk. I thought "these people really love Jesus Christ".

So work out your salvation with fear and trembling I believe to mean what one of the Saints said. Saint Silouan I believe says "save your self then you will be able to save others" or something to that effect. So we in reverance and respect work out our salvation by submission and obeiance to the Church knowing the things given are most holy gifts. To whom much is given much is required. Scarey.

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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2005, 11:19:18 PM »

thank you.

may peace be upon thee and with thy spirit.
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