(8) Repentance and newness of life
What we call in Orthodoxy 'repentance' is frequently called by our Protestant brethren ‘newness of life’, ‘renewal’ or ‘salvation’. Some Protestants ask one another: “Have you been renewed? Have you been saved? Have you experienced newness of life?” And all they mean is the act of repentance; no more, no less.
In the Orthodox concept, all these expressions: Crenewal', 'newness of life' and 'salvation' are completed in the Sacrament of Baptism, but repentance is a process of change in man's way of life.
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