The Good, The Bad and The Holy
By Faith Magbanua, March 13, 2018 04:03 AM
Often referred to as the "Elijah complex", some Christians have the idea that they are "holier" than everybody else.
In other words, people become stuck to the thought that they are the only ones left who is godly.
However, that is not true.
"Flattery is manipulation not communication"
So what's so bad in thinking that we are the only ones who are deemed worthy by God?
1. We flatter ourselves too much
God hates flattery because too much flattery means we are becoming self-absorbed. By flattery, we can also manipulate others.
Flattery is not honesty and telling yourself that you are holy is not a good sign of it.
There is no one holier that God Himself. We are unclean and only God made us worthy to be His sons & daughters.
2. We don't give the unbelievers a chance to know God
By acting super Holy, other people might get intimidated with us. Of course, walking in God's will is not bad, but doing it for show won't win the non-believers. We should always be open and accepting to them.
God wants us to love them and draw them closer to His will, so that they might receive salvation. However, if we downright judge them for their wrong doings, we are only pushing them out of God's arms.
Salvation is free, it is for everybody no matter what shape, what form or what gender you have. You can accept God's gift of everlasting life, all you have to do is to accept Him as your Lord and personal savior, and to confess your sins to Him.
Acts 16:31 says
"And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house."
3. We are only saved by grace so judging a non-believer won't glorify God
As the Bible verse says in Ephesians 2:8-9
v.8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
v.9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
We are saved through faith, so why don't we give everybody a chance? We should not be boastful but grateful, we should not think that we are better that anybody else because without God we are nothing.
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