Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Thought for the day

"We need to be careful in our thinking concerning our interpretation of (self-righteous religious). Not everyone who is part of a Christian denomination is self-righteous religious. There are self-righteous religious in every church, denominational and non-denominational, but most people who attend church are not self-righteous. They are genuinely seeking fulfillment in Christ. Most church members are truly unaware of their denomination's agenda. They simply want to worship God and they do so, in spite of the self-righteous religious that are among them.

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

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