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There are many theories, including: a demon, since Paul says it was a "messenger of Satan" a physical affliction: "incessant temptation, dogged opponents, chronic maladies (such as eye problems, malaria, migraine headaches, and epilepsy), to a speech disability" false teachers (My personal theory is that it was his eyesight; but the majority of experts ...


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To supplement your verses on proper/inproper boasting, see Phil 3:4,7-8 and Gal 6:13,14. To answer your question, I first quote In all your ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct thy paths Prov. 3:6 Especially if you honor God, (as you say "as long as we ultimately acknowledge God") it is good to praise others, or to be satisfied in someone or ...


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Much like "love," the word "pride" has more than one meaning which are very different from each other. There are two (possibly more but two principal ones) in common use: Pride the Deadly Sin is rooted in enmity, competition and self-centeredness. Its mindset is always some variation on "I am better than you." It should not be necessary to go into detail ...


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Do a quick search on bible gateway and you'll see that the only boasting that you should do is when boasting in God. Boasting that you know him or boasting that He empowers you. Any other kind of boasting opposes God, thus is an abomination to God. You'll see that all of the apostles boasted in God.


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There are different kinds of boasting. If you are boasting on a matter which you have achieved and have great pride about, I guess it's ok to boast. However, there are some boasts that is dangerous to have. Like "I am more holy and good than others" kind of boasting, or even going as far as saying that one does not need God. Those are kinds of boasting that ...



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