Friday, February 28, 2014

The Complete Anti-God State Of Mind

"According to Christian teachers, the essential vice, the utmost evil, is Pride. Unchastity, anger, greed, drunkenness, and all that, are mere fleabites in comparison: it was through Pride that the devil became the devil; Pride leads to every other vice; it is the complete anti-God state of mind." (C.S. Lewis in Mere Christianity pg 122)

Lewis tells us that all of these sins of the flesh are little fleabites, little irritants when you compare them to pride. Think of all the sins Christians get bent out of shape about, dis-fellowship people over, reject people for, reject family members for, condemn, criticize, look down on people for, but you never hear them talk about pride. Why? Because its their sin, the one they deny, the one they refuse to face. These people are willing to alienate family members, split Churches, wound others but they never own up to their Pride. Lewis says Pride is the complete anti-God state of mind. Lewis goes on to say "as long as you are proud you cannot know God" as Howlin Wolf sang "Thats evil" Look at what the Religious leaders did to Jesus, those self-righteous proud legalists wanted to kill Jesus. They are still in the church and will try and destroy you to if you preach the gospel of grace. They are really anti-God!

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