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5 years ago  ::  Dec 29, 2009 - 1:21PM #1
withfearandtrembling
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Evangelicals seem to believe that salvation is a single moment, a single event. One is "saved" or one "gets saved", but one is not "being saved."  I have been asked by evangelicals, "WHEN did you get saved?" and I never know quite how to answer it. I don't know. When I was baptized as an Episcopalian as a child? When I finally read the Bible for the first time as a high schooler and believed the Gospel? When I became a Baptist in college and was baptized by immersion? When I continued my journey on to the Anglican church, and was confirmed there as an adult, recommiting myself to the practice of faith?


If salvation is a single moment that can be pinpointed on a timeline, what do evangelicals make of this verse?


Philippians 2:12b-13 "...work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure"


 

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