Saturday, August 30, 2014
Search

Grace Revolution?
Or Deadly Deception?
Robert B. Scott

Grace Revolution?—Or Deadly Deception?

This is the foundational, life-saving book in these days when millions are being swept away by an apostasy that opens the door for the man of lawlessness, whom Jesus destroys. Many pastors, leaders, and saints have fallen for this deception and for unity with a mother church that wants her protesting daughters back. Our e-book exposes this dangerous heresy. Click HERE to order your copy today!

Freedom from Pride

 

Pride – Its Subtle and Not-So-Subtle Manifestations

 

 

God warns us not be friends with this world and its ways (James 4:4, Acts 2:40). Pride leads us to do just that. Pride makes God resist us and eventually destroys us as it did Lucifer. It is a substitute for our identity in Christ and our righteousness in Him. Self-righteousness is pride. Following are some of the manifestations of pride:
  • Pride of doctrine – “I'm right and you're wrong.” 
  • Pride of past accomplishments (even of sins) 
  • Pride of ideas – inventions, songs, poems, solution to a problem, etc. 
  • Pride in knowing the mistakes of others (gloating over failures) 
  • Pride of knowledge 
  • Pride of contention – annoying and quarreling with others 
  • Pride in open-mindedness – tolerating things God doesn't (gay life style, false religion), worshipping relativism (“no right or wrong”) 
  • Pride in religious legalism – Pharisees who use the rules to judge others but can’t even keep them themselves  
  • Pride in competition 
  • Pride of possession – obsessed with material goods and collecting things (antiques, stamps, sports cards, etc.) 
  • Pride of life 
  • Pride of seduction – using and abusing people as valueless, seducing and deceiving them 
  • Pride of seeing lawless deeds 
  • Pride of having done a lawless act and gotten way with it (“I’ll sleep around all I want and won’t get AIDS.”) 
  • Pride of control 
  • Pride of expectancy – expecting everything but not thankful for anything 
  • Pride of self-will 
  • Pride of temper – using a weakness as our identity 
  • Pride of addiction – “I smoke two packs a day.” You can’t be released from the spirit of addiction until you repent of the pride of addiction. 
  • Pride of shrewd dealing 
  • Pride of fast gain 
  • Pride of laziness 
  • Pride of gluttony – “I can down five cheeseburgers at a time.” 
  • Pride in worthless activities and stupidity – One man ground up a Volkswagen and ate it to make the Guinness Book of World Records. 
  • Pride that enslaves to various lusts and pleasures 
  • Pride that blocks from seeing and meeting others’ needs 
  • Pride in the use of vulgarity – “Everybody does it, and you can’t fight the world.” 
  • Pride of uninhibited sexual conduct (orgies, sexual conquests, etc.) 
  • Pride of drunkenness 
  • Pride in rejecting God’s day of rest to fit in with the world 
  • Pride in keeping the world’s feast days 
  • Pride in judging by worldly standards 
  • Pride in no time to be with God 
  • Pride in keeping idols – giving priority to anything over God (e.g. clothes, cars, knowledge, etc.) 
  • Pride in going all the way your way, being a self-made man 
  • Pride in letting mammon rule your actions – “Money makes the world go ’round.” 
  • Pride in giving (to be seen by men) 
  • Pride in having parties only for your friends 
  • Pride in showing kindness to those who can repay you 
  • Pride in seeking a position, rank or title to look good in the eyes of men 
  • Pride in putting on a show by doing something good or bad 
  • Pride in hating the underdog, the outsider, the loser 
  • Pride in not standing up for righteousness 
  • Pride in submitting to abuse (running to the coward’s chair because of pride) 
  • Pride in teaching a false doctrine 
  • Pride in looking for loopholes in God’s Word 
  • Pride in sickness – “Look how righteous I am to endure this illness.” 
  • Pride of a broken or bad marriage – “You wouldn’t believe what I endured with my husband!” 
  • Pride that encourages lazy work habits – “Don’t work too hard!” 

Pride Specifically Related to Friendship with the World 

  • Pride of popularity – Many teens will do anything to be popular, even torment others. 
  • Pride of gambling – Wheelers and dealers get respect. 
  • Pride in astrology – It’s cute and trendy to know your sign and discuss horoscopes with others. 
  • Pride in pornography 
  • Pride in griping and murmuring 
  • Pride in exotic vacations – “We’re going to Hawaii.” 
  • Pride in debt – “I owe more than you.” 
  • Pride in tax evasion 
  • Pride in theft (bringing friendship with other thieves) 
  • Pride in adultery – bragging to the guys about hidden liaisons 
  • Pride in being a hypocrite – The world respects that. 
  • Pride in watching sitcoms and soap operas 
  • Pride in watching violent shows 
  • Pride in reading cheap romance novels 
  • Pride in fast cars – showing off so people will idolize you 
  • Pride in authority bashing – Cursing the president or prime minister is a popular activity. 
  • Pride in trends and fads 
  • Pride in loud, harsh music 
  • Pride in criticizing leadership and destroying people – It’s the “in” thing today to destroy the reputation of leaders by gossip and slander. Tearing others down lifts us up in pride. 
  • Pride in name-dropping – “I have power because I know somebody who has power.” 
  • Pride in hearing gossip and spreading it – If you walk away from gossip you will be the object of it. 
  • Pride in bragging about the operation you've had – I'll never forget the elderly lady in France who constantly spoke of her 26 operations and reminded me that it was all because of the Americans that bombed her city in the war.