Self-flattery ( by Jonathan Edwards )

“All wicked men’s pains and contrivance which they use to escape hell, while they continue to reject Christ, and so remain wicked men, do not secure them from hell one moment. Almost every natural man that hears of hell, flatters himself that he shall escape it; he depends upon himself for his own security; he flatters himself in what he has done, in what he is now doing, or what he intends to do. Every one lays out matters in his own mind how he shall avoid damnation, and flatters himself that he contrives well for himself, and that his schemes will not fail.” (Jonathan Edwards, 1741)

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3 thoughts on “Self-flattery ( by Jonathan Edwards )

  1. mtsweat says:

    Jonathan Edwards had (and has) a knack for hitting our realities where they are most real. It is what we always lean toward… self-flattery. We must always be busy with the task of examining our motives and actions, because when we least expect it, we will once again find ourselves consumed by self. Thanks for the reminder, Carley. A good word to start this day with. God bless you with His grace and peace on this day!

  2. lambskinny says:

    Thanks Patricia and Susie ( on behalf of J. Edwards, that is! )

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