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The Humanist Series: Deny Self

‘And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.’ Luke 9:23

The humanist tells us to find solace, power, and the meaning of life in ourselves. He says we shape our own destinies and no ‘god’ can tell us otherwise. Morality is defined by mankind and not God.

Do you see the danger in this?

I have been looking at this manner of thinking for a while and I wonder, ‘where is the fear of the Lord?’ That statement ought to make you afraid of God. The One who holds our breath in His hands can end this world any day but like the devil, mankind dares to stand in the face of God and exalt his throne (himself).

The world says, ‘build yourself,’ but God says ‘deny self’. If any man in this world wants to be Jesus’ disciple, He has to give up everything concerning his life. We have to be willing to lay it all down. Every dream you had from you were six years old has to be counted as nothing. Your very life has to be counted as nothing. When we teach about ‘purpose,’ it must stem from God’s plan for man and not our vain imaginations. If we do not get to the place where we acknowledge God above ourselves, we will not be His disciples. We can label ourselves as disciples of Christ but He would declare, ‘I never knew you’.

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