- A person believes he can make his own ethical and moral rules by which to live--according to his own viewpoint and needs
- A person does not commit grave (mortal) sins and thus does not need Christ's redemption
- The Divine nature of Jesus Christ is confused with God's power keeping human beings in existence
- The nature of Godhood (e.g., omniscient, timeless, unchanging) is distorted
- A person believing he is God has a difficult time practicing humility
- A person denies he is sinful and makes excuses for sins
A good alternative to "every-man-is-God" is to unite our will completely with God's will. As Jesus recommended, strive to be perfect like His heavenly Father (Matt. 5:48). The Imitation of Christ is a traditional Catholic work advising a Christian how to pursue holiness and communion with God.