The secret sin of self-righteous Christians, church leaders, and Pastors that disables
Having a high position brings pride that can cause Christians to fall into sin. Many church leaders trapped in porn and sexual immorality pretends that their position justifies their deep sin. (HC; NBC)
They move within the power of their titles and use the Gospel to bear bad fruit and justify sin. Others twist scriptures to support anti-government activism and a liberal agenda. It’s not always about immorality, but mostly self-righteousness, which is pride in itself, Lucifer’s first sin.
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Do you silently seek to be recognized, how valuable you are in church, or how expert you are in theology?
False Humility: The secret sin of pride
Pride has another name, “false humility,” and it’s easy to hide. Do you silently seek to be recognized, how valuable you are in church, or how expert you are in theology? We must guard our hearts above all else; it is our wellspring. (Proverbs 4:23)
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“You say ‘To God be the Glory,’ but what you do points back to how gifted and efficient you are. God doesn’t need a soloist in His grand orchestra. He detests the proud; they will be punished.” (Pr. 16:5) – J. Crumpton
Jesus surrendered His rights
Christians are servants of Christ – not bosses. Titles bring about responsibilities in the church, not a license to feel important. Jesus demonstrated humility and surrendered His rights. We must deny ourselves and carry our cross daily. (Luke 9:23)
Jesus demonstrated humility and surrendered His rights.