Christians and those who call themselves as such, hold differing and opposing views on many theological points. One example of many is the respective views of the doctrines of eternal security vs. insecurity as regards salvation. If you don’t know about this debate, please pause a few minutes and do a bit of google-ing so I don’t have to do a “bunny trail” to cover it. Anyway, as our Bibles are translated and understood today, there are convincing arguments on both sides of this debate. So, what are we to believe on this essential doctrine? I say this: Whichever of these two views generates the fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace,patience,kindness,goodness,faithfulness, gentleness and self control) in us. I can tell you that for me, considering eternal security as the Truth leads me into the fruit of the Spirit. I feel more loving, joyful, peaceful, patient, kind, good, faithful, gentle and self-controlled when I think I’m eternally secure. Eternal IN-security leads me into almost the opposite of each of these. Don’t overlook the point being made here. It may be very, very important. You need a way to determine which “Christian view” is actually true. This may be the very way. Kind of a “compass”. I hope I’m being clear but brief.