Work Out Your Own Salvation
with Fear and Trembling
The Bible Way to Eternal Life
What gave me the idea to write the book?
Some years ago, I went to a church. I've met these people as they were handing out flyers on a main square of Budapest.
I soon discovered that their teaching is strongly focused on water baptism. They told me that if I was not baptized, or if I was baptized but not their way, then I was not saved. They've challenged the Baptist or Evangelical thinking about water baptism.
I was not convinced, so I went home to do my homework. My question was: what does the Bible say about the relation between salvation and water baptism?
This book is the fruit of that study. Are Evangelicals right? Is that particular church right? Or does the Bible teach something that differs from both groups? Well, the answers are in the book.
Understanding “Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling”
From time to time, we come across sentences in the Bible that we just can't really understand. Yes, we understand the words one by one but can not make full sense of an expression or a whole sentence. One of these expressions for me was: "work out your own salvation with fear and trembling." What? Work it out? Don't we just have it? Why work? Why out? Why with fear? And why with trembling?
It took me years of prayer, searching, and Bible reading to figure it out. But today I am satisfied with the answers I have. And the more I read the New Testament, the more it keeps confirming those answers.
I know that most Christians today understand and know little about this phrase. But if you read this book and search your New Testament, I think, you will have a clear picture of its meaning and significance.