Finding meaning in our journey through life, calls for our need to establish a foundation that provides meaning and a framework that equal and fair to all.
We cannot claim truth when we cannot support it by a set of criterion. The last avenue of truth is from humanity themselves. We must seek a source far greater if we believe in a creator. Maybe the truth is in the Creator himself.
consider the direst condition for the human soul, we realize that the forefront is the condition of pride. When looking at the Scripture, we realize that one of the sins God places great concern on is the sin of pride. In the past, we see that theologians have placed a significant amount of commentary on the condition of pride in human stature.
Physical battles involve spiritual ones, and it works in the opposite as well. We must recognize that it is only the Gospel and the sight of Jesus in his saving grace that can give us faith and genuine obedience. Command and threats are part of Scripture, and we need to acknowledge them, and when we do so, we will more deeply feel our need for Jesus Christ, but commands and threats, even when nicely issued as helpful suggestions, cannot fill our sails with faith, hope, and love. Apart from the Gospel, the law is the most terrible burden and can lead us to either despair or the delusion of self-righteousness.
THE omniscience of God is usually considered a fundamental doctrine of natural religion. Nobody denies it. Infidelity in this department is acted, not spoken. Speculative unbelievers are wont, in a free and easy way, to set down at least a very large proportion of the existing Christian profession to the credit of hypocrisy.
belief is seen as something mystical, existential, and defying rational boundaries or requirements. For the Christian in such a context, thinking, theology, and reasoning can be seen as unnecessary distractions to “simple” or “pure” faith.
Not only does this inability to express gratitude without our own autonomy stealing the show sometimes rob of us of the joy of affirming the contribution of others to our wellbeing, it also shrivels up our desire to worship God.
The one word for this clear and present danger that every follower of Christ faces is – hypocrisy. And hypocrisy is, in essence, about making the approval and praise of man our top priority.