Wednesday 25 January 2017

Demonstrators and marchers - Pillars of goodness fighting wickedness, or unrepentantly prideful and self-satisfied?

The need of the hour is for repentance.

Of course, the need is always for repentance, but it is more essential now than ever because we are so unrepentant. We don't see the need for it because we are convinced of our own rectitude.

A perfect example of this comes from the recent marches against President Trump... it is quite evident that those demonstrating see themselves as pillars of goodness. This is one of the most spiritually dangerous of places to be. It leads to pride, usually unrecognised and even regarded as a sign of virtue, self-satisfaction and so deep sin.

Repentance is always on offer but you have to ask for it. It is essential for any sort of spiritual progress.

The people on the anti-Trump demonstrations (like most demonstrators) are excellent examples of the unrepentant. To a man (or woman) they are convinced that they are good people. In fact they are projecting their own fears, hatreds and insecurities onto someone who is probably more bluster than anything else.

Their spiritual pride is plain to see, as is their refusal to consider the possibility that they are acting egotistically.

The actual rights and wrongs of the object of their ire is relatively unimportant. It is their assumption of personal and group virtue that makes them such good examples of the spiritually unrepentant and shows their fundamental lack of love and forgiveness.

They are like the crowd chasing the woman caught in adultery. Though they take the moral high ground it is transparently obvious that their real motivations are more to do with anger and self-righteousness than anything else.

From William Wildblood - more of the article at: