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Let’s Be Clear: What is Self-righteousness?

Many Christians think self-righteousness means that someone is highly religious. However, God doesn't hate pure religion or a strict manner of holy doctrine nor does the Bible tell us to despise it. The Bible gives us four, main examples of self-righteousness.

Predestination without a Choice?

God has predestined everyone as either a vessel of honor or a vessel of dishonor. Some say that this means that no one truly has a choice, but this is not true. Because God knows the end of everything, He knows who belongs to Him and so He ordained them from the beginning. This does not mean we do not have a choice to walk with Jesus. We absolutely have a choice. In the very beginning of the book of Genesis,...

Throwing Away the Gift of Salvation… accidentally

What is this lie that is being shared throughout Christianity that “we will never be perfect,” “there is nothing for us to DO,” and what are these lies about what “legalism” is to hinder people from perfecting themselves? The word legalism is not in the Holy Bible. Legalism is defined in Merriam-Webster's Dictionary App as a “strict, literal, or excessive conformity to the law or to a religious or moral code .” If that is the case, then Christians are legalists because the law, or commandments that we diligently adhere to, have not been done away with---as some would suggest---because we restrict ourselves from the freedom to sin, lest we die. The comparison of legalism to the hypocrites that Jesus rebuked, misleads many Christians into thinking that the hypocrite's hypocrisy was all about their strict adherence to the law and...