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Session 20 - The Salvation of the Thief

When we say to the Protestants that good works are important for salvation, they reply, 'the thief was saved without any good works', when we say that baptism is necessary for salvation, they answer, 'the thief went to paradise without being baptized'. Protestants teach that faith is a feeling in the heart, which is obtain in a moment and consequently a person is saved in a moment without any Church Sacraments or Priesthood. They support this heresy by saying that the thief was saved in a moment without Church or Priesthood mediation. By the grace of God, we will provide in this video, the Orthodox refutations of the Protestants claims concerning the salvation of the thief.