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“Instead he (God) is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”
2 Peter 3:9b NIV
“For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.”
Romans 8:29 NLT
A toxic influence is anything that has the ability/potential to pull us away from God instead of drawing us closer to God.
- Computer/video games
- Those with whom we associate
3 things to remember about toxic influences:
- A little bit of poison goes a long way. 1 Corinthians 5:6-7
- Just because everyone does it, doesn’t make it right.
- Just because we could, doesn’t mean we should. 1 Corinthians 6:12
“But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; abstain from every form of evil.”
1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 NASB