Results tagged “Pride” from Reformation21

The Seven Deadly Sins in a Digital Age: 7. Pride

Article by   December 2014
Now as we conclude our series, we come at last to the vice of Pride, "the Great Sin" as C.S. Lewis calls it, and as the Christian tradition has consistently taught. It is both the first and the last of sins: the mother which gives birth to all the others, but which, when grown to its full stature, can supersede, even devour the others, and last long after they have been subdued. It is the mother of all other sins because Pride is, at its root, self-love, or rather, inordinate self-love. There is an appropriate self-love that in fact acts as a check on other vices, particularly sensual ones, in which we recognize ourselves as a creature and servant of God, and in due regard for our Maker and the task to which He has called us, seek health and well-being, and seek to pursue excellence of body, mind, and soul. continue

Results tagged “Pride” from Reformation21 Blog

Navigating Dangers and Temptations in Ministry

Article by   April 2016
Throughout my twenty-plus years of following Jesus Christ and serving in His church, I have repeatedly seen pastors disqualify themselves for ministry. The moral failures of such ministers have led to confusion, pain, and even a crisis of faith for... continue

Luther on Book-Showers and Big, Long, Shaggy Donkey Ears

Article by   April 2015
"In time," Luther opined, "my books will lie forgotten in the dust." This was no lament on the Reformer's part. In fact, Luther found much "consolation" in the possibility -- or rather likelihood -- that his literary efforts would soon... continue
Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, Inc. © 2005-2011   |   Privacy Policy   |   800.956.2644   |   Frequently Asked Questions   |   Login