26 Quotes About Self-righteousness

  • "A taste of righteousness can be easily perverted into an overweening sense of self-righteousness and judgmentalism."

    - R. Kent Hughes
    Topics: Self-righteousness, Judging


  • "Self-righteousness is the largest idol of the human heart - the idol which man loves most and God hates most. Dearly beloved, you will always be going back to this idol. You are always trying to be something in yourself, to gain God's favor by thinking little of your sin, or by looking to your repentance, tears, prayers; or by looking to your religious exercises, your frames, etc; or by looking to your graces, the Spirit's work in your heart. Beware of false Christ


  • "No one will ever go to Hell who has put his trust in Jesus Christ, but many will end up in torment who have trusted their own righteousness and reformation."

    - Curtis Hutson
    Topics: Hell, Self-righteousness


  • "Many have passed the rocks of gross sins - who have suffered shipwreck upon the sands of self-righteousness."

    - William Secker
    Topics: Self-righteousness


  • "The greatest enemy to human souls is the self-righteous spirit which makes men look to themselves for salvation."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Self-righteousness


  • "Legal obedience hath the evil of blasphemy in it. It reproaches the righteousness of Christ, as if it were not sufficient, as if his atonement were not perfect, as if his satisfaction were not full, as if his obedience were not perfect, unless it be patched up with the rags of man's own righteousness."

    - Ralph Erskine
    Topics: Self-righteousness


  • "Stop being so sure that you are always right, and others wrong. Don't trust your own opinion, when you find it contrary to that of older men, and especially to that of your own parents. Age gives experience, and therefore deserves respect."

    - J. C. Ryle
    Topics: Self-righteousness


  • "God will not go forth with that man who marches in his own strength."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Self-righteousness


  • "The self-righteous never apologize."

    - Leonard Ravenhill
    Topics: Self-righteousness


  • "Men will still experiment "by works of righteousness which they have done" to earn the Ideal life. The doctrine of Human Inability, as the Church calls it, has always been objectionable to men who do not know themselves."

    - Henry Drummond
    Topics: Self-righteousness


  • "That which of all things unfits man for the reception of Christ as a Savior, is not gross profligacy and outward, vehement transgression, but it is self-complacency, fatal self-righteousness and self-sufficiency."

    - Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Self-righteousness


  • "Most soulish believers assume an attitude of self-righteousness, though often it is scarcely detectable. They hold tenaciously to their minute opinions we ought to lay aside the small differences and pursue the common objective."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Self-righteousness, Attitude


  • "Mortification from a self-strength, carried on by ways of self-invention, unto the end of a self-righteousness is the soul and substance of all false religion... The Spirit alone is sufficient for this work. All ways and means without Him are useless. He is the great efficient. He is the One who gives life and strength to our efforts."

    - John Owen
    Topics: Self-righteousness, Holy Spirit


  • "God has nothing to say to the self-righteous."

    - Dwight L. Moody
    Topics: Self-righteousness


  • "Prostitutes are in no danger of finding their present life so satisfactory that they cannot turn to God: the proud, the avaricious, the self-righteous, are in that danger."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Pride, Self-righteousness



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