THE POWER OF CRITICISM – 1

2018 – FRIDAY 10 AUGUST

THE POWER OF CRITICISM – 1

Acts 13:8
But Elymas the sorcerer withstood them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith.

1. COMES FROM A POOR SPIRIT
A critical spirit always reveals a poor, troubled or hurt soul.
The only reason we criticise is to bring people down to our level.

2. CRITICISM ATTRACTS CRITICISM
Sadly the spirit of criticism attracts after its kind. You criticise – and others will criticise you.
You reap what you sow.

3. CRITICISM HIDES BEHIND PRIDE
People who criticise always hide behind supposedly noble reasons.
A recent critical person – stated he was speaking out – to protect the nobility of the pulpit.
Sounds very prideful to me.

4. CRITICISM GATHERS CRITICS
Your friends and followers reveal who you are. A critical person gathers other people of similar spirit to their little platform of pride.

5. CRITICISM CLOSES HEAVEN
Heaven will never be open over the proud. God hates the proud and will bring them low.

6. CRITICISM DESTROYS FAITH
There is no faith in a critical spirit.
All criticism flows through the reasonings of the human mind.
The human mind does three things.
COMPARES
CRITICISES
CONDEMNS
Criticism destroys faith and without faith, it is impossible to please God.

7. CRITICISM OPPOSES THE GOSPEL
Sad but true.
Criticism is of the devil.
Who are you serving?

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