The self-righteous religious are those who think they are better than others because of what they believe. They wield what God gave them as if they had earned it. They forgot they were saved by grace. It's not just the grumpy, grouchy, stagnant denominationalist that are self righteous. There are many free-spirited, even Pentecostals, who also take on this spirit of superiority. Anyone who thinks themselves better than someone else, because they have something that someone else doesn't have is full of pride and pride is the root of self-righteousness."
Excerpt from The Power of God Thinking by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2010