“I FEEL A
IT JUST LOW SELF ESTEEM?
you feel a failure?
you have no
self-esteem? ... that’s even better!
you think you’re worthless?
... praise God!
ARE YOU NUTS?
nuts? No! the Bible says we are failures,
worthless & to have no self-esteem! All
that you have ever heard about self-esteem, self-worth and self-love
has been a lie you have believed. God
doesn’t want us to feel good about ourselves, have good self-esteem or
own best friends.
YOU KNOW ANYTHING OF WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT MAN, YOU
DON’T HAVE A SINGLE THING THAT YOU CAN GLORY IN! NOT ONE SOLITARY,
THING! ..... AND UNTIL you see what the Bible says about the nature of
BELIEVE IT, AND ACCEPT GOD’S REMEDY, your life will be one long,
arduous journey of heartaches, pain, whining, upsets, blame,
torments, fears, sinning, murmuring, complaining, arguing, anxieties,
the psychiatrist / psychologist / therapist, grumbling, tears, crying,
your friends stupid, depression, suicidal feelings, broken
suppressed violence ...... got the picture? Now please read on...
clearly describes man in no uncertain
gives him a serve and pins him to the wall. Let me give you a preview....
of the worst person you’ve ever known and multiply
that by one hundred. Combine all the characters Idi Amin, Hitler, Pol
murderers, rapists and child molesters and you’ll start to get the
what the Bible says what the best of us are. Take the worst fifty words
human language and apply that to yourself ... can you do that? If you
you still don’t know what the Bible says about you.
rotten, wretched, vile, lying, deceitful and foul smelling
sinners is how the Bible describes the best of us.
RlGHTEOUSNESSES are as
filthy rags.” Isaiah 64:6.
the Bible say our “badness’s” are as filthy rotten rags? No my
friend, IT NAILS YOU TO THE FLOORBOARDS when it says the very best,
holy and most perfect thing that you ever did is nothing more than a
pus contaminated, TB infested and blood soaked pile of rags!
you’ve probably gathered, the Bible doesn’t have a very high
opinion of man. You’ve got to hand it to the Bible ... it doesn’t
around. This goes against every popular feel good and Christian
ever written. This is why men are against the Bible ... because it
them with pin-point accuracy.
not only does the Bible say that we could never, can’t now or ever
will be able to do anything of worth, but it goes even further
to insult us and say that we are born like this. We
are not born good! Contrary to modern psychology, man isn’t born good
worthwhile. The Bible says that we sin because we are by nature
sinners because we sin).
No! Oh No! you may be saying, that’s not me, I’m not as bad as that
person, I try to do good, help others blah! blah! blah!” The Bible
states that we’re not to measure and compare ourselves to others (2Cor
people don’t want to read the Bible and believe what it says about
man but instead prefer to make up their own version of what they think
the last twenty years, we have seen the rise of a very powerful
movement both within and outside of the church. It can be identified by
labels such as “self-esteem, self-worth and self-love”.
of the terms used, THE EMPHASIS IS ON SELF.
talk about feeling good about themselves, gaining a sense of
personal value and worth and achieving their potential. Their seemingly
is that of low self-esteem. This has infiltrated society and the church
an extent, that this is the accepted way of thinking.
who is talking like this is lying to you. They haven’t read their
Bible. Run away from them and leave your church if that’s how the
talking to you.
YOU GET THIS YOU WON’T
UNDERSTAND THE REST OF THE BROCHURE.
you read any further, put this brochure down and go to your
bookshelf and collect all of your books that you have been reading over
last few years, trying to make yourself feel good and loved and
special and toss them into the wheelie- bin.
right, all those “love yourself authors” that you’ve spent
hundreds of dollars on - the psychologists, psychiatrists, Peck,
Dobson, Schuller, every motivational tape, Hagin, “smooth talking feel-good” speaker, Lawrence Crabb,
“Boundaries” by Townsend and Cloud, Narramore, Hinn, Browne, the
psychologists, Joyce Meyer, Napoleon Hill, pop-psychology book, “Ten
Day to Perfect Well-being” book, “God Wants You to Feel Good about
book, “Think Who You Want to be” book, “Jesus Died for You and Your
them all into a big lead box, padlock the lot and heave them all into
the nearest lake.
HORROR! BUT I MUST BE
O.K. JESUS DIDN’T DIE FOR TRASH DID HE?”
say clutching your heart as you sink to the floor with a mild
apoplexy. Yep! Yessireee! Absolutely! No doubt about it! One Hundred
he sure did! He died for worthless, sinful trash. There was a book
called “Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen to Good People.”
big problem - there are no good people, never was or ever will
DO WE TRY TO FEEL BETTER
go to some “Christian” motivational seminar, attend the week-end
workshop on “How to Love Ourselves” or get on our knees and plead to
give us a break. We read “God Says You are Worthwhile” books or
mind re-programming course.
even worse is that we grab a bedside devotional volume (“Five
Minutes a Day with Kelvin”) and attempt to soothe our damaged egos into
sort of fitful sleep.
whole rigmarole amounts to spraying some perfume onto a thirty day
old corpse to take the foul smell away! Result? Mission Impossible!!
can’t be done. You’re attempting to make “gold” out of yourself when by
you’re made of base, worthless metal. It can’t be done. There were
who tried to make gold out of lead. They couldn’t do it then and
won’t do it to yourself now.
shouldn’t come as any surprise to you then, that you feel a failure.
This is the condition of man, always has been and always will be. You
railing against God if you feel anything else.
It’s sin. When Adam sinned, it passed down through the whole
human race like a computer virus that spreads through all computers
AREN’T WE MEANT TO LOVE
The Bible never says that. Jesus assumes we love ourselves enough
already so that’s why He says we’re to show this same kind of love to
ALL THE PASTORS AND YOUTH
LEADERS CAN’T BE WRONG TELLING US TO LOVE OURSELVES CAN THEY?
ROMANS CHAPTER 7 and you’ll see how the man who wrote 14 books of
the New Testament saw himself.
dear friend, if you’re a Christian, give up all hope of ever feeling
good about yourself ever again. You’re to get your mind off
onto Jesus Christ and his shed blood.
you’re saved you’ve been lied to if you think that the Holy Spirit
you feel good about yourself. This is the lie of the Pentecostals and
Charismatics. The Holy Spirit’s job is to convict of sin. No amount of
to fill yourself with the Holy Spirit to feel good about yourself will
work in a million years. God wants us to feel good about the Lord Jesus
and what He has done. God wants you to stop thinking about yourself. He
Think about and love Jesus Christ because of what He has done.
2. Love Himself
(God the Father) for forgiving you because of Jesus Christ.
word to show yourself APPROVED UNTO GOD
& teach others.
4. Witness to
others & preach the gospel.
of going to a counsellor and trying to force the
line upwards on your “I’m a Success” graph, go to God admit you’re a
deserves hell and thank Him that Jesus Christ died for your sins
take Him as your Saviour (if you haven’t done so already).
get to a church that preaches the CORRUPTION OF MAN
- both pre-salvation and POST-SALVATION and get out of the
blood of the lamb saved you but now your flesh has to
be dealt with and the further down the Christian life you go, you start
what a putrid and foul mess you really are - full of sin & no hope
Jesus. The Holy Spirit’s job is to convict of sin and this is what
and women of God, who achieved great things for Him, found. Nothing
but corruption and failure inside
of themselves till the day that they died.
my friend you’re in good company if you feel a
failure. This is a very healthy feeling for a Christian. You will find
get your mind off yourself and onto the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and
blood, your failure feelings must disappear. Guaranteed!