The 5 Elements Of Effective Thinking

1002 WordsFeb 26, 20165 Pages
Shocked standing in confusion you find out your friend intentionally failed at something you needed help with. Trying to grasp the reason they failed you you are dumbfounded. Some people believe that failure is essential for success. In the book, The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking, the authors, Edward Burger and Michael Starbird, state that a person should intentionally fail in order to succeed. However, this stance is inaccurate because it goes against biblical evidence, causes psychological problems, and make success impossible in the professional world. Failing by intention is not a biblically sound concept; it undermines many biblical truths. In Acts 17:30 we are commanded to repent from sin. You can not repent from sin if you are intentionally failing. Repentance is to completely turn away from something. It was explained to me as a child that repentance is running away from something as fast as you can. If we apply the principle of intentional failure in our lives it undermines what the bible commands concerning sin. Paul in Romans 6:1-2 states “What should we say then? Should we continue in sin so that grace may multiply? Absolutely not! How can we who died to sin still live in it?” Paul is pointing out that we should not fail in our moral integrity simply because we can but rather strive to succeed. Through Christ we have forgiveness from sin. Regardless, that does not allow allow us to sin as we please. Failing should come about when we have put our
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