Pride Really Is Nothing to Boast About

 

Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 16:18 — English Standard Version

 

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.

Proverbs 11:2 — English Standard Version

 

Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin.

Proverbs 21:4 — English Standard Version

 

Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Proverbs 26:12 — English Standard Version

 

The fear of the LORD is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.

Proverbs 8:13 — English Standard Version

 

Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the LORD; be assured, he will not go unpunished.

Proverbs 16:5 — English Standard Version

 

The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

Psalm 10:4 — King James Version

 

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

Hebrews 9:27 — King James Version

 

But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; Who will render to every man according to his deeds: To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: For there is no respect of persons with God.

Romans 2:5-11 — King James Version

 

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.

2 Corinthians 5:10 — English Standard Version

 

Readers here ought to be familiar with, fluent in and wise in discerning all the passages and verses within the Holy Scriptures from God to all people regarding marriage, sex, immorality, what happens to those who practice homosexuality and perform perverted, abnormal sexually immoral acts against God and nature. I will not put all of them here. You can find them in your Bibles, you can find them contained in numerous postings here on A Crooked Path. Seek them out and discern them wisely as homework. Self-study. Growth in the faith. If you will.

Know, just know that all who boast — except for boasting in the Lord and His ways — all who boast, who are filled with pride? All those will fall and receive their just judgment and consequences of their deeds and what is or was within their hearts.

We live in perverse times. Unrighteous unholy degraded and eroding of all the foundations times. We are living in ROMANS 1.

And, as the article below declares, and is spot on in its declaration — pride is really nothing to boast about. ESPECIALLY when that specific pride is boasting in such abominations, such sins, such immorality, such depravity and deviant behaviors. These are not to be celebrated, elevated, honored and proud of. These are shameful, awful, sick and perverted acts and behaviors to be repented of and not made normal and accepted.

Woe to U.S.! Woe to all of us who do not boldly stand in the Lord’s words, write the whole of the Lord’s words, speak the whole of the Lord’s words and remain silent, idle, obliging, thus complicit in this growing evil.

Call evil evil. Call sin sin. Evil is easy to see, hear, smell and recognize. So is sin. Let’s stop watering things down. Muddying everything. Living to please the world — evil and sin — and instead live to please God Almighty and Jesus the Lord. Let’s finally obey. Know what’s in God’s word and obey it. Live it. Believe it. Be it.

If not?

Well, for further homework scour a good translation of God’s word and learn what happens to those who disobey, who live sin-filled lives seeking their own pleasures, that follow the ways and teachings of the world over the ways and teachings of God and Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

Nothing goes unnoticed or unknown. And there will be no excuses.

For anyone.

 

Ken Pullen

ACP — A Crooked Path

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

 

Pride Really Is Nothing to Boast About

 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

By Tim Wildmon

Reprinted from: American Family Association

 

 

Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. — Proverbs 16:18 English Standard Version

Somewhere along the way, the month of June was designated Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Queer Pride month. Friends, we must beware the perversion that boasts in this kind of pride.

Still, it is celebrated all over the country by governments, businesses, etc. The colors of the rainbow are used to signify the lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender and queer movement. Parades commemorating it go on in many places. There is no question that the lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender and queer movement is mainstream America now.

In fact, this group has power that exceeds its numbers. It has been generally accepted for decades that the lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender and queer group represents 2.7% of the population. If you mix in Millennials, that percentage goes to 4.5% according to Gallup.

Whatever the percentage is, this group has banded together to become one of the most powerful political forces in our time. They control the entertainment industry as well, allowing for only positive portrayals on television and movies. And despite being only 4.5% of the population, on prime-time television nearly 9% of all characters are lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender or queer. No other group can command such treatment.

The rise of the lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender and queer movement has turned the tables in American culture. Before the 1990s, homosexuality was generally considered abnormal. Certainly not something to be proud of. It was seen as shameful. My, how the times have changed. Today the only ones shamed are those who dare speak out in favor of traditional moral roles of men and women. Say anything even mildly critical of lesbians, homosexual, bisexual, transgenders and queers, and it can cost you your livelihood.

Remember back in 2014 when a man named Michael Sam was selected in the NFL draft. Because he was the first openly homosexual player drafted, the media made a big deal out of it. When he was drafted, the mouth-to-mouth kiss with his boyfriend was shown on ESPN live.

A day after this happened, I read the following on a website: “Miami Dolphins defensive back Don Jones tweeted ‘omg’ and ‘horrible’ in reaction to the ESPN video and then was swiftly fined an undisclosed amount and suspended from team activities until he completed ‘sensitivity training.’ Jones subsequently deleted the tweets, made his Twitter account private, and issued a public apology to Sam, calling his biased comments about the homosexual player ‘inappropriate.’”

This is what I mean by costing a person his or her livelihood if you say anything critical about homosexuality. A Miami Dolphins’ player said what millions of Americans were thinking and he was fined, suspended, and sent to educational “training” (liberal ungodly brainwashing).

The lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender and queer movement, while powerful, is also the most sensitive social movement in the country. Make any indication of disapproval, and you get labeled a “bigot” or a “hater” and publicly shamed. It’s really scary for a lot of Americans who are forced to attend corporate “diversity training,” which is code for force-feeding (brainwashing concerning) the lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender and queer agenda on them.

The truth is the lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender and queer activists have basically conquered the Western world. The only thing they lack is shutting down the Christian church, which still believes that homosexuality is a sin because the Bible teaches as much. Read Romans chapter one.

The Scripture says this behavior is unnatural, immoral, and unhealthy. Christian or not, everyone pretty much knows this, even if they are afraid to say so publicly. God made male for female sexually. As for the transgendered, they have serious issues that cause them profound confusion. It’s really tragic.

While Bruce Jenner may think he is a woman, the rest of us should not be told we must pretend Bruce Jenner is a woman or else we hate Bruce Jenner.

Related to this entire issue, I urge you to be aware of the “Equality Act” legislation now pending in the U.S. Congress. I don’t have space for all the details here, but if passed by Congress, it would force the lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender and queer agenda on all Americans using the full power of federal government.

It’s an extremely dangerous piece of legislation. Democrats have already passed it in the House, but at least for now, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has vowed to block it in that body. And President Donald Trump has vowed to veto it should it ever make it to his desk.

But be watchful, friends. Call your two senators and insist that they vote “no” on the so-called “Equality Act.” The pride that produced it is really nothing to boast about.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: At press time, the “Equality Act” was big news, and it will probably continue to be big news. Even if it fails to pass soon, it will undoubtedly be resurrected by progressive politicians and activists. Thus, your diligence and input to your reps in D.C. are still critical.)

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