PRIDE IS THE INOCULATION FOR TRUTH by steve finnell
John Calvin and Martin Luther taught that all men have either been selected for salvation or chosen to burn in hell. Those who believe their teaching would have to put pride aside in order to believe God's view on the matter.
God's View: Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. (NKJV)
Salvation is available to all men who meet God's term for pardon.
Max Lucado, Rick Warren, T.D. Jakes, Joel Osteen, Billy Graham, Anthony Campolo, John McArthur, and John Piper. What do they have in common? They all deny that water baptism is essential for salvation. Pride prevent most believers from admitting these preachers are perverting the gospel of Jesus Christ. They would have to question all the books they have purchased from these preachers. They would have to believe that all of their friend and relatives were wrong for believing that immersion in water was not essential to enter the kingdom of God.
God's View: Mark 16:16 "He who believes and is baptized will be saved...(NKJV)
Pride is the inoculation for truth.
Pride keeps many from admitting that God's view is superior to the opinions of men.
God view is that men are innocent until they break His commandments, however, that does not stop men from claiming babies, in and out of the womb, are guilty of sin.
The Bible and the Bible alone contains the absolute truth of God. Pride prevents the majority of the world from understanding God's truth. And others that do understand, will not admit God's truth because of pride.
It is difficult for people to admit they have been wrong.
The truth can be a blessing or it can be a curse.