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Selfishness

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

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an inordinate self love, prompting one, for the sake of personal gratification or advantage, to disregard the rights or feelings of other men. It is a negative quality that is, it consists in not considering what is due to one's neighbors through a deficiency of justice or benevolence. Selfishness is contrary to the Scriptures, which command us to have respect for the rights and feelings of others, and forbids us to encroach thereupon.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Selfishness'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tce/​s/selfishness.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.
 
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