Sunday, March 18, 2007

Amazing "Self-Esteem"

A.W. Pink said, "Just as the sinner's despair of any hope from himself is the first prerequisite of a sound conversion, so the loss of all confidence in himself is the first essential in the believer's growth in grace."

Self-confidence is destructive to growing in grace. Many today, in the modern church, have gone from “Amazing Grace” to amazing “Self-Esteem.” We don't need more self-esteem or self-confidence, we need more self-denial and confidence in Christ. Jesus is not a genie in a bottle waiting to boost your self-confidence. He is God on the throne commanding you to die to yourself and rely completely and only on the finished work of Christ.

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