How does the bible handle narcissists?

Paul seems to be concerned about the character and behavior of church leaders, so he warns Timothy to be wary of those who act out of an attitude of “self-love”. A narcissist sees that God has his personal executioner. They believe that they are God's chosen ones and that God will seriously harm all those who try to hinder them. Narcissists also believe that God loves them so much that they have a free pass to aggressively attack their enemies.

Because they feel set apart and chosen in an unbiblical way, they feel free to harm people outside their cult or racial group. With all that in mind, the question I posed at the beginning of this and the last of the lesson was: how should Christians respond to narcissists? And I think they should respond to them in a realistic way and recognize that the chances of their change are slim, but that the way to do that is through the Gospel. Given the tendency of most narcissists to love, admire, and even idolize themselves, narcissism clearly aligns with the biblical description of arrogance. Although the Bible may not mention narcissism by name, other sins of a similar nature and weight are often condemned.

Essentially, the Bible affirms that everything bad in this world is due to human sin and everything good in this world is due to the grace of God. But what does the Bible say about narcissism, and what do Christians learn from the Scriptures to prevent the sin of pride, vanity, and narcissism from dominating our lives? And if they meet you and you disagree, the narcissist will never agree to follow the biblical principles of reconciliation, of getting one or two to accompany you and mediate. I'm not a psychologist, I'm just a Bible teacher, but I've studied it a bit simply because I needed it, due to some of my own encounters with people who display some antisocial behavior. As was clear in his answer, the lawyer already knew the biblical answer to his question, which implied that his question was not a sincere question.

So psychologists, I repeat, and this is a science, have studied it, so I'm going to tell you what they say and then I'll tell you what I think the Bible says. He is passionate about telling great stories, defending biblical truth, and helping writers of all ages develop their art.

Reginald Thomson
Reginald Thomson

Reverend Thomson is a pastor and Bible scholar with over 10 years of experience in ministry and biblical studies. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies, a Master of Divinity degree. As a Bible scholar, Rev Thomson has published numerous articles and books on various topics in biblical studies, including hermeneutics, exegesis, and biblical theology. He is widely respected for his expertise in the original languages of the Bible, and he is frequently invited to speak at conferences and seminars on biblical scholarship. He loves working with his church youth group. He is a frequent guest on the Scripture for Todaypodcast.

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