We die so we can live. That is the arrangement that glorifies God. Positive thinking is the lunch of a fool who had no breakfast and does not care for supper. Keeping the faith is not using what we have. Faith is the thing God introduced, sparingly in ancient times, but full blast in the unveiling of His pleasure.
Delimiting God and self = nobody needs to be saved
The Gift from God is his Son for the salvation of individuals from sin. Try positive thinking sin and rebellion away! You know that is neither the way, nor the truth, nor the process nor the soutce of life. We have to deny Christ to drive that car. That is why “Jesus” is a tack-on in many books, sermons, and soundbytes. Denial of the truth leaves people scrounging for the things of this life, victories and changes of standing in society.
Positive thinking is a fool’s lunch
If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, 15) and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,” and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? 16)James 2:15-16