Saturday, June 05, 2010

Museum of Idolatry- Self Love

Here's a post from the Museum of Idolatry which brings up the points of loving ourself and believing in ourselves. I think that more could and should be said, but I think there is a danger for believers to fall into a self-love, in the pop-psychology/positive thinking realm. Particularly how Jesus is often left out of these "positive thinkers". He is much too divisive.

Here's a wonderful little book written by a very well known "Christian"
minister. Hmmmm...doesn't scripture warn us against self-love?

2 Timothy 3:1 - But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. 2 For people will be lovers of self...5 having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. 6 For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, 7 always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth. 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the faith.

Here's another thought. Where in scripture are we ever told to 'believe
in ourselves'?

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