Salvation in the Orthodox tradition
My Protestant friends like to talk about salvation in terms of “justification by faith”, and “by grace ye are saved through faith”. When Orthodox Christians say that they find that inadequate and partial, the Protestants then tend to conclude that the Orthodox believe in salvation by works, and it is difficult to explain that Orthodox Christians believe salvation by grace even more than most Protestants do.
How can one explain this?
Well, they say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here’s the explanation of the Orthodox view of salvation.This is where Orthodox soteriology begins.
No works there. Just grace.
You can find a bigger version here.
And if you’d really rather have a thousand words, you can read Salvation and atonement | Khanya.