In a passionate plea to seminary students, Reformed theologian C. J. Mahaney cautioned them against becoming "puffed up" believers in Christ.
The temptation of pride is there, especially as Christians grow in their knowledge of the truth, Mahaney warned on Thursday. But rather than being filled with pride, believers should be more and more humbled, knowing the grace of God.
President of Sovereign Grace Ministries in Gaithersburg, Md., Mahaney addressed students at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., with a message titled "Deflating the Puffed Up Church."...
Lurker wrote: 1Cr 4:7 For who maketh thee to differ [from another]? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive [it], why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received [it]? "These questions will protect you," he assured. "These questions will address your ambition." An appropriate answer to the questions "should have a humbling, pride deflating effect upon our souls." Amen!