Are you Saved? - part 1
- How to answer the Question: ARE YOU SAVED?
The notion of an instantaneous and once & forever
salvation is not consistent with the Holy Tradition.
We can perhaps target the exact moment when we chose
to quit fooling around and started cooperating
seriously and actively with the saving grace bestowed
on us through the Holy Baptism and Chrismation,
because the truth is that God does not cram His
salvation down unwilling throats.
- First, "I WAS SAVED" by the passion, death, and
resurrection of Christ. Christ died on the Cross for
the salvation of all mankind. If not for His
sacrifice, I could not now or ever be saved.
- Second, "I AM BEING SAVED" as I live my life in
union with the teachings of Jesus Christ and His
Church. Conversely, we could say that, "I am not being
saved" because I have departed from the teaching of
Christ and His Church and am storing up earthly
treasure rather than heavenly treasures.
- Third, "I WILL BE SAVED" when I am judged at the end
of my earthly life and found worthy of eternal life
with the Blessed Trinity. Then, and only then, can the
simple answer be said with great conviction, "Yes, I
-Compiled from various sources-
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