Nov 19, 2010

The sin that hides itself – part 1

What is pride?

CS Lewis in Mere Christianity describes pride as the greatest sin.  What makes pride so deadly and so dangerous is that pride is the essence of sin (for all sin entered the world through the arrogance of one who thought he knew better than God) and yet the most hidden of sins. Tim Keller describes it as ‘the sin that hides itself.’

Thomas Hooker put it like this:

Pride is a vice which cleaves so fast unto the hearts of men, that if we were to strip ourselves of our faults, one by one, we should undoubtedly find it the very last and hardest to put off.

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