11 Christian Quotes About Self-deception


“The temptation of the age is to look good without being good.”

– Brennan Manning

“The sorrow of God lies in our fear of Him, our fear of life, and our fear of ourselves. He anguishes over our self-absorption and self-sufficiency… God’s sorrow lies in our refusal to approach Him when we sinned and failed.”

– Brennan Manning

“The defense mechanisms of The Imposter are: sarcasm, name-dropping, self-righteousness, the need to impress others and the need for others’ approval.”

– Brennan Manning

“It is better to live naked in truth than clothed in fantasy.”

– Brennan Manning

“Self-deception is the enemy of wholeness because it prevents us from seeing ourselves as we really are. It covers up our lack of growth in the Spirit of the truthful One and keeps us from coming to terms with our real personalities.”  

 – Brennan Manning

“There is no limit to the defenses we contrive against the inbreak of truth into our lives.”

– Brennan Manning

“Rationalization begins with a look in the mirror.”

– Brennan Manning

“The fool tries to adjust the truth so he does not have to adjust to it.”

– Henry Cloud

“The ego hates losing – even to God.”

– Richard Rohr

“If someone has been trying to show you something about yourself and you continue to fight it, maybe it’s time to acknowledge that you might be deceived.”

– Craig Groeschel

“I believe that entertainment and amusements are the work of the Enemy to keep dying men from knowing they’re dying; and to keep enemies of God from remembering that they’re enemies.”

– A.W Tozer

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