helmet of salvation
6:17 helmet of salvation. This helmet is called “the hope of salvation” in I Thessalonians 5:8, and such a hope is, indeed, a hope involving “full assurance…unto the end” (Hebrews 6:11). Salvation involves an eternal future salvation as well as a past acceptance and present assurance thereof. It is that certain hope that protects the believer’s mind as he would, in this spiritual warfare, seek continually to be “casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” (II Corinthians 10:5).