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Why are we not offended at insults and evils done to us? It is because God has removed the power and burden of pride in us. He has crucified our egos, which are a hindrance to any man or woman who desires to be free and live life to the fullest. The world thinks pride is a good thing, but God calls it evil; there are few things He despises more than man’s pride. It is written:
“Pride comes, then shame comes; but with the lowly is wisdom” (Proverbs 11:2 MKJV).
“Only by pride comes argument, but with those who take advice is wisdom” (Proverbs 13:10 MKJV).
“Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:18 MKJV).
“A man’s pride shall bring him low; but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit” (Proverbs 29:23 MKJV).
The world thinks pride is good. How wrong it is! If people only knew how much pride costs them! But almost all people, if they even recognize their pride, are too proud to face the fact that pride is not good; so they cling to their pride and inevitably succumb to anger, depression, self-pity, resentment, bitterness, fear, worry, revenge – all which lead, and bind them firmly, to loss, failure, defeat, humiliation, sorrow, disappointment, misery, suffering, destruction, and death in its many daily forms.
– Victor Hafichuk (February 5, 2009)
From: Greg To: Paul Cohen Sent: Monday, June 16, 2014 5:59 AM Subject: RE: Seeking GodIraq, Faith, Works, Imaginations, Example, Following, Muslim, Islam, Sunni, Shiite, War, Works of Faith, Works of the Law, Grace, Mercy, Thoughts, Repentance, Denying Oneself Hi Paul,what do you make of this madness in Iraq? Regards,Greg. From: Paul Cohen To: Greg Cc: Victor Hafichuk Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2014 8:45 AM Subject: RE: Seeking God Hi Greg, What’s happening in Iraq is no surprise at all, given the corrupt nature of Islam and the ongoing centuries-long dispute between the Sunni and Shiite sects. The way the US created a power vacuum by pulling out of Iraq ensured further mayhem. Is there something else you’re seeing or asking about? Have you red our section on Islam, particularly The Muslim Scourge? On a more personal level, how are things going for you? Paul From: Greg To: Paul Cohen Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 4:50 AM Subject: RE: Seeking God Hi Paul, thanks for your response to my question on Iraq. You asked how things are here,much the same but it's in God's timing for change to happen.I would like some clarification on what I've been reading.I read here's the way it is which teaches putting away all my own works to please God which I've learnt to be correct.In some other papers it's taught we need to deny ourselves,take up the cross and follow Jesus.Could you please share your thoughts as I'm a bit confused.I hope you understand what ...
A sure sign of the work of God is confession of sin and restitution. The Kingdom of God has come on earth when you recognize your wrongs and do what He requires about them. This paper will tell you more about this blessed event.