There are few things that God speaks against in scripture more then pride. He detest pride, He loathes pride, a prideful spirit literally disgust the heart of God. In today’s society pride in all it’s forms are taught to the children, promoted to the youth, and celebrated to the adults as if it is something not only to be excepted but desired. Nothing could be further from the truth. Pride breeds selfishness, selfishness breeds sin, and sin breeds pain, destruction, and death.
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.” – 1 John 2:15-17
At it’s root, pride is a form of self worship, which was Satan’s original sin. It is a love of attention, self, the world, and the flesh. It causes you to seek after the lust of the flesh and self will rather then God’s will, and one who seeks his own will rather then God’s is the very essence of the spirit of antiChrist. In scripture there is The AntiChrist who will be revealed in time of great tribulation but there is also the spirit of Antichrist who has been around sense the time of Christ, trying to turn people from Christ and the will of God.
“And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.” – 1 John 4:3
Christ taught by example that we are to follow only God’s will and commandments when He said that He Himself did and said nothing unless the Father told him to in John 5:19 and John 12:50. He also says that only those who do the will of His Father are to be counted as His brothers and sisters in Matthew 12:50. However we read over and over in scripture that those operating in the spirit of antichrist seek to do their own will motivated by pride. It is not surprising then to realize that the only commandment in the satanic bible is “do as thou will”. In other words, act on pride and selfishness rather then submit to the will of God. This is the root of all sin. Know that God never has any part in anything that either builds or strokes your self pride but rather He exults the humble and obedient. For this reason, though many are called, because of pride; few are chosen.
“Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good? So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.” – Matthew 20:15-16
“Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.” – Proverbs 16:5
“A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.” – Proverbs 29:23
“When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.” – Proverbs 11:2
“But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God…” – James 4:6