Theosis Part III: The Energy of God in You

There’s a word in the Greek New Testament that occurs over and over and over again. St. Paul uses it about 30 times, but it’s not in our English translations. The word is energeia, which means energy.


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There’s a word in the Greek New Testament that occurs over and over and over again. St. Paul uses it about 30 times, but it’s not in our English translations. The word is energeia, which means energy. The English language just borrowed the word energy from the Greek language. There is no equivalent in Latin. Now the Western Christian theology was built on top of a foundation of the Bible in Latin translation. This was a word that just didn’t exist. They translated it using terms that have to operate, opus, operari, instead of energy. Energy is different. You can see the energy flows through an electric wire. As St. Paul said over and over, things like, work out your salvation for with fear and trembling for God is energizing in you, both to will, and to energize, for His good pleasure ┬áIf you can picture the energy of God within us then you see how it can be like the Transfiguration of Christ or like the the burning bush. His energy fills us and overflows from us, is expressed in the unique way that each of us is created by Him to be a unique individual person, and yet it is His energy, His spirit, overflowing to all of creation.