Which is more important Justification or Santification? What is the danger when we consider these topics?
What about number 10?
I have commented on other occasions that the evangelicals have more to say about commandments 7 and 8 (abortion and homosexuality). We must be careful not to preach only one. What about number 10?
It is interesting that we often disfellowship people who break the 7th commandment, but I've never known on anyone who was disfellowshipped for breaking the 10th. I have a feeling that our list of sins (most offensive versus least offensive) would read somewhat differently that God's. I say that because of the text that lists pride as the first in a list of 7 sins the Lord hates. Prov. 6:16-19.
I have never heard of any member losing membership for having or showing too much pride.
Probably pride is more difficult to identify than adultery and tends not to be as flagrant. I beleive often people comment on pride when they wish to take a light stance on other thing. What appears to be pride may not be anymore than an attempt to cover inferiority. Many times when people bragg about their accomplishments it is not because they are proud but that they are trying to be somebody because they think they are nobody and good for nothing. It may not be that they are trying to be better than others but that they want to be esteemed as well as others.