So, whoever thinks he stands must be careful not to fall. 1 Corinthians 10:12
How have you fallen from heaven, o Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart: I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest side of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High. Isaiah 14:12-14
In other words the first case of arrogance or pride occurred and God threw Lucifer out of heaven. Also a third of the angels who followed Lucifer were thrown out.
The first two verses in this article are warnings in the scripture for those who would be full of pride or arrogance. I hate Arrogance or pride simply because God hates it and it is the original sin.
I have ran across those who are arrogant or prideful so full of themselves they think that everyone should bow and scrape to them. Sound familiar?
Sadly the ones I am referring too are self-proclaiming Christians who think that whatever they state is the way things are to be. They have no self-esteem.
These people hide under the guise of I am better than you attitude. I am very educated and so I know more than you so it is my way or the highway.
They seem to forget only God is right. No one else is right. What gets me is Jesus who is the king of the Universe washed the disciple’s feet when he was here on earth the most lowly menial task of the time, yet we have people now who are in positions of authority such as Pastors who think they have the answer to everything.
I bring up this one example. On Facebook I and two others have this group on Facebook which we moderate. This group is for getting Christian friends only so to keep from being just like all the other Christian groups we only allow certain posts and I have posted the rules of posting and pinned it to the top of the group.
Anyone that is able to get into the group should be able to read and understand the simple instructions. But there are those who keep trying to post things they should know do not belong in the group. Not bad posts necessarily just do not belong in the group.
Along comes this Pastor who tries to insist on letting the post be un moderated on the group. Now that is arrogance and pride. He thinks because he is educated that others have to follow him.
I have news for him. I only follow Jesus and no one else. God threw Satan out of heaven for pride and Arrogance which is a rebellious spirit. What makes anyone think he won’t do that to people who are just as prideful and arrogant?
Just because one has a degree and is a so called pastor does not make that person saved. The Word says you shall know them by their fruits. The sin of pride or arrogance is a bad fruit.
I am not saying this person is not saved, because only he and God know that. I am saying that this person is so full of pride and arrogance that if he is saved which I doubt, I do not think his relationship with Jesus is right.
I am not saying I am perfect only reporting what I observe. God knows I can be very sinful at times and I need to go to him through Jesus to repent of my sins. But I moderate the group mostly and I will run the group the way I believe that God would want me to run the group. Not the way some arrogant well educated so called pastor demands.