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Pride

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Had a thought today as I saw an advertisement for my home town’s upcoming “Pride Prom”… outside of the debate over whether homosexuality is a sin or not – pride is! Pride is the opposite of everything Christianity stands for.  I do not find it coincidental that this is the word the gay movement uses.  Pride says “I am this way (or I was born this way) and there’s nothing you can do about it.”  Christianity is 100% about changing everything you are and surrendering all your pride away to Him.  If you think about it – all sin can be linked back to pride in some way or other. Those Christians in the gay movement are now stuck with a problem – even if they’ve found a way to convince themselves that it is not sinful, they are not allowed to be “proud”.  But then again if they’ve found a way to convince themselves of the first point, I’m sure the second will be just as easily reconciled for them.

“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.” – Proverbs 11:2

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7 thoughts on “Pride

  1. Great! I’ve never thought about it like that. Also it’s certainly a lot easier to step off of our pride stool than for God to shove us off.

    https://connordefehr.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/stepping-off-our-stool-to-shed-our-old-wineskin-often/

    Posted by connordefehr | June 1, 2013, 6:08 pm
  2. I think you’re misunderstanding the use of ‘pride’. It’s by a section of society that have culturally been made to feel shame and fear for their perfectly harmless natural state. You must be unaware that there are several definitions of ‘pride’ – here, it primarily means ‘the feeling of respect that you have for yourself’ (Oxford)

    I hope you’re not proud of your hurtful and cruel judgemental behaviour. I don’t understand why Christians like you with such high regard for your Bible don’t concentrate on throwing your vitriol at the more clearly defined and more frequently mentioned ‘sin’ of remarriage, that Christians like you are usually happy to lovingly accept.

    Posted by violetwisp | June 1, 2013, 9:45 pm
    • But no Christian is allowed to have a “‘feeling of respect that you have for yourself’” when they are openly celebrating something that is outside of God’s will. You are welcome to your opinion, and that is why I allow it to be posted here, but the point is pride is possible for a Christian if you are obeying God. Then your pride is in Him, not in some sense of who you are.

      Posted by Tim | June 2, 2013, 8:58 pm
  3. In Pride parades, or Pride weeks, it is use in the sense of self-respect. This is the second common meaning of the word. Do you have no self-respect? Try again. We refuse to be shamed by people like you.

    Posted by Clare Flourish | June 2, 2013, 6:54 am
    • But no Christian is allowed to have a “sense of self-respect’” when they are openly celebrating something that is outside of God’s will. You are welcome to your opinion, and that is why I allow it to be posted here, but the point is pride is only possible for a Christian if you are obeying God. Then your pride is in Him, not in some sense of who you are.

      Posted by Tim | June 2, 2013, 8:59 pm
      • Ah. God’s will.

        http://www.quaker.org.uk/sites/default/files/YMG-2009-minutes.pdf

        The whole document is worth a read, especially minute 23 at page 14. “we are being led to treat same sex committed relationships in the same way as opposite sex marriages, reaffirming our central insight that marriage is the Lord’s work and we are but witnesses.”

        Posted by Clare Flourish | June 3, 2013, 7:33 am
        • I read “we are being led to disregard scripture and follow a popular modern movement or else we will lose patronage, and thus $$”. Now let me clarify, I do not encourage ANYONE to treat ANYONE as less than anyone else! No way. If you are gay, and you were my friend – you would see no difference between the way I treat you and anyone else. ALL of my friends there is some part of their lifestyle that I disagree with… and that’s okay. That doesn’t mean I can’t love you and live harmoniously with you.

          Posted by Tim | June 3, 2013, 12:07 pm

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