“Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.”
[A few observations about the sin of pride and living in a land which celebrates that particular sin every day until it is no longer recognized as sin.]
Pride is a sin: there’s no doubt about it.
EXCEPT in the Land of the Free (“The World’s Most Christian Country Ever!™”) which specializes in turning sin into something morally good and desirable.
Pride surrounds Americans. Everyone seems to be proud of something and many proclaim their sin by posting signs in their yards or hanging a banner.
Many trumpet their pride in their various and sundry sports teams.
This is the time when various sports seasons are winding to a close. And it is very common to hear throughout the Land of the Free, proclamations of the sin of Pride.
“I’m so proud of this team.”
“They have made me so proud.”
“I couldn’t be prouder.”
God’s Word declares pride is a sin.
—Pride is a Sin: A Friendly Reminder
It seems that end times coaches are required to proclaim their pride: in their teams, their kids, their efforts.
One cannot read the sports pages without reading of pride and how proud everyone seems to be. When the topic turns to local high school sports, coaches are NEVER ashamed of their pride, but tell everyone (even those who do not follow their teams).
It’s all about giving voice to how proud they are.
Pride is a sin.
But America is a land which specializes in turning vice into virtue.
“God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.”
It seems no group is more proud or proclaims their pride more loudly than the churches.
Pastor Donald Yancey says a total of 70,777 people have been saved.
And he is proud of that number.
Principal Lisa Carson: “I’m proud to be a Lawtonian.”
“I’m very proud that the church was able to get the funding together and see this project happen.”
We are very proud of the history of the people who helped get this church started back in 1923. We are also very proud of the pastors and their families who brought the message of Jesus to us during the times they were here as God’s servants.
Pride is a sin.
Even if the churches declare otherwise.
Providing cover for the churches are the “discernment ministries” which have no discernment ( because they don’t have the Holy Spirit; because they are mouthpieces for the mystery of iniquity).
One site (which claims to answer readers’ questions based on the Bible) had this to say about the sin of pride.
There is a difference between the kind of pride that God hates (Proverbs 8:13) and the kind of pride we feel about a job well done.
Not just wrong, but absurdly wrong.
Pride in a “job well done” IS pride. It is giving praise to oneself instead of God.
The Bible says that Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar took pride in a job well done. Nebuchadnezzar praised himself instead of God.
It was Nebuchadnezzar’s pride in a job well done that directly led to God taking his mind away for seven years while giving him the mind of a beast.
“All this came upon the king Nebuchadnezzar. At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon. The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty? While the word was in the king’s mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee. And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles’ feathers, and his nails like birds’ claws.”
“A job well done.”
Americans sin and their churches and “Bible answers” websites tell them they do not sin.
“that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world”
“Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.”
Pride was the first sin, leading directly to the downfall of Lucifer.
“Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.”
Lucifer (like modern man) imagined himself the equal or better of God.
“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.”
Lucifer’s five “I will“s (in which he exalted himself instead of God) were his sin. It’s been said that the shortest definition of sin is “I will.”
Coincidentally, “I Will” was promoted as the motto of Chicago for years.
“Thus saith the LORD, Even the carcases of men shall fall as dung upon the open field…and none shall gather them. Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.”
“When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.”
Pride is a sin.
Pride has always been a sin.
Pride will always be a sin.
It doesn’t matter if everyone in the land is proud of their pride.
Pride is still a sin.
While God hates all sin, he particularly hates the sin of pride in which man exalts himself instead of God, who created man.
Many of God’s judgments in the end times will be because of the sin of pride. God will judge the proud and He will recompense.
“And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up: and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him.”
Are you proud?
What do you have to be proud of?
God gave each and every person everything that person has.
Pride is a sin and a snare.
Renounce your pride.
Turn from your sin.
It’s not yet too late.
Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”
-—1 Corinthians 1:18-19
- AMERICAN PRIDE: What Does the Bible Say?
- Do You Know if You are Going to Heaven? Be Sure!
- Pride is a Sin: A Friendly Reminder
- Washington DC: Idol Worship and Pride
- Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival
- Separating from the World: END TIMES SURVIVAL
- Satan Has Counterfeited the Christian Church
by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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