Arrogate or Faith
Where does arrogance end and faith begin? ...or …Is there a 'false' faith that is not genuine, but arrogate?
(Proverbs 30:12) There is a generation who are pure in their own eyes and yet are not washed from their filthiness.
Is this faith or arrogance?
Do we not live in a generation (among classes of people) that live in filthiness (with little desire to separate themselves out of it; or belief that they cannot separate themselves from it) and consider themselves washed pure because of ‘faith’ in the 'name' of Jesus?
This type of thought has been around for centuries; even from the generation that viewed the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, according to the Apostle James. Each of us must decide, live and face the consequences of our actions, based on our beliefs. (Matthew 7:15- 27)
How does a mind of ‘faith’ that produces ‘no fruit’ (or evidence of its genuineness) differ from the minds of those who are arrogant? (Those who make undo, empty or false pretensions of righteousness or salvation under the use of the name of Jesus Christ. They claim an eternal deliverance from punishment, but deny a present deliverance from ‘the conformity to’ or the ‘filth of’ this world.)
(Proverbs 16:25) There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
(Proverbs 3:7) Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD [with reverent awe and obedience] and turn [entirely] away from evil. (evil - to spoil (literally by breaking to pieces); figuratively to make (or be) good for nothing, that is, bad. (NW))
(Proverbs 8:13) “The [reverent] fear and worshipful awe of the LORD includes the hatred of evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way, And the perverted mouth, I (God) hate.
The definition of arrogant or arrogate from Noah Webster Dictionary
- To assume, demand or challenge more than is proper; to make undue claims, from vanity or false pretensions to right or merit; as, the Pope arrogated dominion over kings.
(Proverbs 21:2) All of a person’s ways seem right in his own opinion, but the LORD evaluates the motives.