Here is the Q & A:
My Question: What does it mean to you (personally/as an EO) to be "justified by faith". IOW, what do you believe the Bible means when it says that, on a practical level?
His Answer: If you look in the Bible, in the Greek, it almost never says "Justified by faith..." It always says: "Justified by the Faith*..." And the logical question then, since it is always preceeded by the article "the" Faith, then WHICH Faith does it mean? And the answer is: "The Faith of Christ." And then one must ask: Which Faith is Christ's Faith? And the answer to that question is "The Faith that Christ discipled to His Apostles whom He sent forth to disciple all the nations." And THAT Faith is only Biblical in a derived way, because it is the Faith from which the New Testament was manuscripted... And it is the Faith of the Eastern Orthodox Ekklesia...
So that for me personally as an Eastern Orthodox Christian, being Justified by the Apostolic Faith of Christ means living a confessional life of repentance in unceasing prayer and labors to my last breath confessing Christ as my God and Savior...
In practice, that means living in an almost constant state of unimaginable Joy... I cannot imagine this life I live as being even a smidge better than it is, and yet every day it gets better and better, and it matters not a whit what events transpire in the world that happen to me... I thank God for having this great sense of Peace and Joy all the time... And I am approaching the end now, I surmise... I could be wrong... Not my call, unless God tells me to make the call... It happens often enough...
1 Δικαιωθέντες οὖν ἐκ πίστεως εἰρήνην ἔχομεν πρὸς τὸν θεὸν διὰ τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ
There's an example of the Greek above, and here it is translated below (NASB). Is the article "the" included in Δικαιωθέντες ? (because I don't see it otherwise)
1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Thanks for your help