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'Acquire the Spirit of peace and thousands around you will be saved’


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#1 Stephen Griffith

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:59 AM

As many people know St. Seraphim of Sarov said, ‘Acquire the Spirit of peace and thousands around you will be saved’. I am interested to know if anyone has come across this thought in earlier Fathers – that through working out your own salvation (acquiring the Holy Spirit) you are thereby helping others around you towards their own salvation.

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#2 Lakis Papas

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:36 PM

1 Corinthians 7:12-16

But to the rest I speak (not the Lord): if any brother hath a wife who believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.And the woman who hath a husband who believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband. Else your children would be unclean, but now they are holy. But if the unbelieving spouse depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases, for God hath called us to peace. For how knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? Or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?






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