What Everyone Needs to Know about Their Salvation 2 of 3

The first reason to believe in eternal security is because Salvation is of the Lord. We looked at that in the previous article and, with an open mind, discussed asking God to change our thinking on the issue if needed. The goal for any teacher, or preacher, should not be trying to make sure they’ve always been right, but instead to make sure they presently are right. So, again, I ask you to hear me out before you pass judgment on me or this doctrine. Don’t be like a programmed machine, investigate Scripture and decide for yourself.

A second reason to believe in eternal security is the language found in the following passage:
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Why do People Manipulate Each Other? Part 1

Beginning at the fall, people have not ceased to manipulate one another. Even though none of us likes to be manipulated, we have all been guilty of the same crime. One would think after all these years, we would have finally come to a point where we stop; however, it appears as time progressed humankind has become worse. Even more disappointing, it is still prevalent in the church -believers manipulating believers and nonbelievers alike. Of all places where we should be void of this phenomenon, it still exits. Upon reading this, some may be tempted to say that they do not manipulate others, but can they really be sure? Sometimes people have blind spots, and unaware of the ways they do. Perhaps to see how we unwittedly participate in this process of controlling others, we need to understand why. By definition, manipulation means to cleverly or unfairly control or influence a person or situation. Of course, manipulation can, and often does, affect numerous people at one time. Getting down to the nuts and bolts of it, why do people manipulate others?
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Protect Your Mind

Protect your mind Be careful of where you allow your mind to wander to:
 

Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God(1) to protect your mind from the attack of the enemy.  Your mind is like a computer—what you put in, is what will come out.  So be careful of what you allow the mind to store.  If you feed your mind with junk—food (particularly that which the media promotes) you’ll also spit out garbage. Unfortunately, the information the world offers, often is partly true, yet contaminated with deception, so if you don’t have your helmet on, you can be spitting out garbage, thinking that you are sharing truth.  Sadly, this can be fed to you from the pulpit as well, so ‘Trust, but verify.'(2)  This is why it is important to read the bible for ourselves.
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