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What's Wrong with Arrogance - by Michael Phillips
1 Corinthians - Part 10
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1 Corinthians 10:1-11:1
Aug 05, 2012 am - If you had to sum up the problems in Corinth in one word, I'm not sure you could do better than the word, arrogance. What divided the church? Arrogance. Why were they okay with a man living in gross public sin? Arrogance. Why were church members suing each other in court? Arrogance. Why where the brothers who knew their doctrine abusing the ones who didn't? Arrogance. Arrogance was a big and fast-growing tumor on that Body of Christ--and not only on that one. As long as some of us think too much of ourselves, and too little of others, arrogance will remain a serious problem in the church, in every church in every time and place. Including this one. People can be arrogant for many reasons, of course, from their (supposed) good looks to their high-end jobs, to their trophy wives, their family tree, their 'perfect' kids, and more. These are all disgusting examples of pride, but there's one far worse than the worst of these: Spiritual Arrogance. The Corinthians were wonderfully gifted people--and that's good. But what isn't so good is they knew it. I suppose they were proud of other things, but the main thing that puffed them up was their knowledge. Some of the Corinthians were real ... More >>>

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