(AMERICAN GREATNESS) -- In the 10th chapter of Ecclesiastes we read, “The beginning of human pride is to forsake the Lord; the heart has withdrawn from its Maker. For the beginning of pride is sin; and the one who clings to it pours out abominations. The Lord overthrows the thrones of rulers; and enthrones the lowly in their place.”
Since time immemorial humans have tried—through their own arrogance and supposed knowledge—to supplant the all-knowing God to become godlike.
It is first recorded in the early chapters of Genesis with a tempting bite from the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden.
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Over and over again, in biblical literature and in subsequent history, we find the same aberrant phenomenon repeating itself.