In using the term self righteousness we normally mean a smug feeling of moral superiority. Labeling someone as self righteous generally implies that their claim of superiority is at least prideful and even more likely a sham.
If we simply consider the normal
Based on the words and actions of many in the institutional church it would be reasonable to conclude that they do indeed view themselves very highly relative to most. Their theology states emphatically that they achieve their righteousness through their own knowledge and obedience, obvious acts of the self. If right standing is established by