It’s a sad truth that many churches are full of people who have professed saving faith in Christ, attended and served faithfully for twenty to thirty-plus years, taught Sunday school, and read their Bibles, but have not been transformed at all. They’ve gained experience in doing Christian things but haven’t actually grown as a Christian. They’ve mistaken experience for growth.
In a faith that requires all of its adherents to deny themselves, pick up their crosses, and follow Christ, constantly putting ourselves in the spotlight is completely antithetical to our calling. We are supposed to “do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than [our]selves” (Philippians 2:3). It’s hard to see how posting a constant barrage of selfies embodies this principle.