The Bible says, we cannot serve two Gods and that there will be no gods before the one true God. Period. Some of the things I was learning taught reliance on self. Making yourself the god of your life. And that's wrong.
There's nothing wrong with a healthy dose of confidence, but our strength should come from the Lord. Simply because everything we have and are, comes from Him. Here is a little about the book.
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