The Gospel Leaves No Room For Pride

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“All forms of false religion appeal in one way or another to human pride. The Gospel, on the other hand, emphasizes that we are saved by the grace of God, which cannot be earned, but is received only by faith, which God Himself supplies. This leaves no room for pride” (Derek Prince, They Shall Expel Demons, 123).

1 Corinthians 1:26-29 –“26Β For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble,Β are called.Β 27Β But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;Β 28Β and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are,Β 29Β that no flesh should glory in His presence.”

Ephesians 2:8-9 –“8Β For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:9Β Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

1 Corinthians 1:30-31 –30Β But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from Godβ€”and righteousness and sanctification and redemptionβ€”Β 31Β that, as it is written,β€œHe who glories, let him glory in the Lord.””

2 Corinthians 10:17 –“ButΒ β€œhe who glories, let him glory in the Lord.””

Galatians 6:14 –“But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whomΒ the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.”


If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior you can receive Him into your heart and He can deliver you from darkness and sin and have your name written in His Book of Life.

If you are sincere you can say this simple prayer to the Father (it doesn’t have to be word for word):

β€œGod, I recognize that I have not lived my life for You up until now. I have been living for myself and that is wrong. Please forgive me of all of my sins just as I forgive others. I need You in my life; I want You in my life. I acknowledge the completed work of Your only begotten Son Jesus Christ in giving His life for me on the cross, I believe in my heart Jesus is Lord and was raised from the dead and I long to receive the forgiveness you have made freely available to me through this sacrifice. Come into my life now, Lord. Take up residence in my heart and be my king, my Lord, and my Savior. From this day forward, I will no longer be controlled by sin, or the desire to please myself, but I will follow You all the days of my life. Those days are in Your hands. I ask this in the Lord and GOD Jesus’ precious and holy name. Amen.”

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