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For eternal life, seek God’s, not man’s word

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By Jess Thompson

You wouldn’t sign a contract or buy any significant product without doing due diligence to make sure the transaction was valid and the reward equaled the investment, would you?
Yet we place so little significance on “making our calling and election sure,” risking our eternal security.
Many sincere individuals base their salvation on some emotional decision, or feeling, perhaps made as a child.
Emotions can be very deceiving. Proverbs 14:12 says, “There is a way that seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”
“For the Lord gives wisdom; out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.” Prov. 2:6, and lastly, “The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom, and before honor is humility,” Prov. 15:33.
How can anyone who sincerely calls himself a believer take such a casual indifferent approach to such a thing as his eternal salvation? How can we be so careless with the most important issue in any of our lives?
Many quasi-Christian religions don’t actually know the word of God but rely on someone else within their church or its structure to guide them.  Furthermore, we as humans often look to a family member like a parent to guide us spiritually.  Believing or following someone else’s opinion without careful doctrinal support can be a very poor decision for one to make.
As Christians, we must put our faith in the word of God through daily study, not in the word of man.

Jess Thompson is a resident of Lawrenceburg. Reach him jessinlawrenceburg@gmail.com.