Monday, July 18, 2016
Pride Prevents Coming to Christ
It is pride that keeps a man from believing in the Lord Jesus Christ. Most of those who are not Christians, particularly the intellectuals, are unbelievers because of their pride. They refuse to say, “Vile, and full of sin I am.” Of course they are not! They will not say that they are “helpless” and that they can do nothing. They are convinced that they can do a great deal, and they are trying to do so. They have confidence in their own morality, confidence in their own understanding, in their views, and in many other things. Their reliance upon these things prevents them from becoming Christians.
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, “The Christian Soldier: An Exposition of Ephesians 6:10-20,” pg.238