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Old 01-17-2011, 11:33 AM
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Pride is basically the belief that you are beyond the help of God, either because you are able to handle anything yourself (a NateR has mentioned), or because your are just "too bad". This second is extremely perverse because it tries to mask itself as humility and an admission of guilt: "I'm such a terrible sinner, God could never want to cover all my sins". In reality you are pridefully boasting in your ability to out-sin God's love & grace.
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