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Self-Righteousness And Pride

What is the difference between self-righteousness and pride? I'm not sure I know, so I'm asking the question to you folks. How can you tell which is which?

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 ---Donna9759 on 12/5/06
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This is a penetrating question. Like a rope made of two strands of string pride and self- righteousness or twisted together.
I consider myself guilty of both. I also believe that that guiltiness clouds my judgment. The fact that someone has the gift of prophesying would be an overriding consideration. When calling them guilty of pride and self- righteousness.Pride to me is a bigger problem than self- righteousness. I feel and understand I have no self-righteousness nor has anyone.
---Mima on 7/30/08


I believe they are the same as Mortal Sins.

But, self righteousness is when you are telling God why you should be Saved because of your own merits not Jesus' Merits.

Luke 18:9-14
Two people went up to the temple area to pray, on was a Phariess took up his position and spoke this prayer to himself, 'O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of them...I fast twice a week, and I pay tithes on my whole income.

Pride, I think is when you believe you don't need God. As if you can Save yourself.

Matthew 23:37-39
"Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how many times I yearned to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her young under her wings, but you were unwilling!
---Nicole on 7/30/08


Self-righteousness is nothing more than self-works. It stems from trying to keep the Law which is nothing more than a lot of do's and don'ts. Pride is self-exaltation which comes from looking at your own efforts rather than Christ's finished work on the Cross in your behalf. Unfortunately too many believers are adding this law and that law to grace which produces pride and self-righteousness. When you exclude the law completely from your walk with the Lord and only depend upon His grace and mercy there absolutely will not be found any self-righteousness or pride in you. Grace shines all the light on Christ and absolutely no light on one self and this is as it should be. We are the righteousness of God, but only in Christ.
---Debbie_Jo on 7/29/08


Self-righteousness and pride are like a joint union, with pride being both the result of self-righteousness and the source thereof.
---Linda on 7/29/08


I agree, they are the same. Basically saying look at me, I did this all on my own and I am the only one that should get the credit.
---Quickly on 2/21/07




They are both the same. Satan has self-rightousness and pride. So if you are self-rightous and prideful, you are like Satan. Each 6 in Satan's number represents a form of pride and self-rightousness (Number in Scripture by E.W. Bullinger).
---Leslie on 12/26/06


Isa.14:12-15, Ezek.28:1-6, 12-15 both originated in the Gen.1:1 'Luciferian' world, introduced into the (re)creation by satan, formerly Lucifer. The difference depends how they're used! Now high/low profile individuals say it, the 'I' word Lucifer used with the same results, as without G_d, we can do nothing. We're far different than Adam & Eve were before sinning, & can go so far in our own strength. The 'I' word's still a lie, as no one individual can win a team sport, or pass legislation ON THEIR OWN!
---bob6749_[Elishama] on 12/9/06


1. Righteous comes from God, pride comes from sin. Self-righteous looks himself in the mirror of God, but they think God is laws such as ten commandments instead of love which could fulfill laws. So the self-righteous could not see his sins for he submits to God and in his eyes, this submission is to laws.
---dsda on 12/9/06


2. But pride looks himself in the mirror of human beings, he knows there are sins but he refused to confess them. The pride does not submit to God, even Gods laws.
Troubles of the self-righteous come from lack of love. But troubles of the pride come from lack of confession and repentance.
---dsda on 12/9/06


3. The self righteous does not hide, but the pride hides. The self righteous does not attack God, but pride does.
---dsda on 12/9/06




3. The self righteous does not hide, but the pride hides. The self righteous does not attack God, but pride does.
---dsda on 12/9/06


1. Righteous comes from God, pride comes from sin. Self-righteous looks himself in the mirror of God, but they think God is laws such as ten commandments instead of love which could fulfill laws. So the self-righteous could not see his sins for he submits to God and in his eyes, this submission is to laws.
---dsda on 12/9/06


2. But pride looks himself in the mirror of human beings, he knows there are sins but he refused to confess them. The pride does not submit to God, even Gods laws.
Troubles of the self-righteous come from lack of love. But troubles of the pride come from lack of confession and repentance.
---dsda on 12/9/06


3. The self righteous does not hide, but the pride hides. The self righteous does not blame God, but the pride does.
---dsda on 12/9/06


Donna, A self-righteous person is one who has the audacity to think that his righteousness is empowered & brought forth of himself through his own discipline or force of will. A prideful person is one who thinks more highly of himself than he should & tends to arrogantly focus own, look down upon & criticize the perceived weaknesses of others.
---Josef on 12/9/06


Self-righteousness I think refer to christian who think they are always right and does not submit for corrections.Pride means if one has touched the ego of a person or one does not accept failures in life, or one thinks he is indespensable. Both righteousnes and pride can be the same. The self, me, my, I attitude
---ana8864 on 12/8/06


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lololololol I am sorry when I this I expected a certian group to be all over this explaining their own rightness. Its nice to see I was wrong. lol
---willow on 12/7/06


I'm not too clear on the self-rightoeus thing but i think pride is when a person feels he/she is above reproach.When a person thinks he/she's never wrong,that's pride.
---ejada4487 on 12/7/06


greetings.The selfrighteous are whole and need not a physican, and the prideful is that they are a legend in their own mind.
---earl on 12/7/06


Self-righteousness is thinking one's self is righteous, which may or may not be selfish. And pride is thinking greatly or highly of ones self, which may or may not be exaggerated.
---Eloy on 12/7/06


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I've met a prideful person and he thought he was right in everything he said as a Christian, no one could give him advice. He thought he was above/better than every other Christian he met. Then I met a self-righteous person who thought they never sinned, and didn't have anything to confess, is that what a self-righteous person is?
---Donna9759 on 12/6/06


Both are to be distinguished from vanity, which is the desire to be #1 on everybody's list.

In a way, it's a humble fault--you still care what others think of you.

But pride is competitive.
---Jack on 12/5/06


Self righteousness is the act of considering oneself "above reproach." I've got it all together, and I am busy doing right.

Pride is the act of self-righteousness PLUS the additional "puffed-up" sense of self worth. I know beter than God.
---Crystal on 12/5/06


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