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Are we being manipulated?
16. February 2020

What is advertising and where does manipulation begin? 

Today, many companies send their products to “influencers” who have many followers on social media. The agreement is that these influencers will wear or use their products, covertly advertising for them. These companies want to increase their clientele. Their goal is to sell more and earn more. Many people are being subconsciously manipulated this way without even realizing it.

Jesus acts completely different. He is transparent and puts the positive and negative things in the Bible on the table for all to see. Truth and manipulation have nothing in common. Again and again, I stumble upon God’s immeasurable love for us and his incomprehensible greatness. He has created each one of us brilliantly unique. He gave us the freedom to reject him and because of this transparency, he also points out in the Bible the consequences that are connected with it. God cannot manipulate us because He is truth. He is incapable of acting outside of his character. This is why the Bible calls sin – death, and hell by name. Love speaks plainly, without manipulation.

“Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways!“

Romans 11:33

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Weekly text: Romans 11:33-36

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