Category Archives: Self-deception

It’s not the way you think it is

Delusional self-confidence based on self-accomplishment is not far removed from self-righteousness. It’s an insidiously deadly poison that can be… Continue reading

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Cold, self-righteous prigs

“…a cold, self-righteous prig who goes regularly to church may be far nearer to hell than a prostitute.” Continue reading

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Is God’s will specifically revealed?

No amount of prayer will give us the authority to drop the “if” from our plans. Christians should therefore not say, “we prayed fervently about this plan and we know God is going to accomplish it.” James would say, “Where is your ‘if’?” But what about circumstantial signs, opened doors, inner impressions, or feeling called by God? Continue reading

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Difficult times

More and more people even in the Church are viewing God as one who ought to secure the good life for them. They think that God should respond to whatever is asked of him or risk disappointment from them. Continue reading

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Therapeutic vs. True Gospel

Jesus Christ died for my sin and the most vivid expression of my sin is my willful self-preoccupation. A gospel message that invites me to stay at the center is not the true gospel. Listen closely to the emphasis when you hear someone invite people to follow Jesus. Continue reading

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How do you see yourself?

A fascinating presentation on how women view themselves compared with how others see them. Continue reading

Posted in Contentment, Gratitude, Self esteem, Self-deception, Wisdom, Wives, Women | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Syria, Abortion and Hypocrisy

It’s a bit difficult for me to think of America as the moral leader when it comes to the safety of children. Continue reading

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