Self Justification:
Dialectic 'reasoning.'

"Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God." Luke 16:5

"Every one that is proud in heart ['justifies' his "self"] is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished." Proverbs 16:5

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