Extremely derogatory to human pride!
(Stephen Tyng, "Christ is All")
Sin has entirely perverted the nature of man.
The carnal mind is opposed to God in its . . .
God demands that guilty man . . .
sacrifice his own imaginary independence,
renounce his own fancied excellence, and
acknowledge his personal unworthiness,
before he can be received into the family of God.
Such demands seem extremely derogatory to human pride. And for this reason, multitudes reject all the offers of the Gospel, and treat with contempt those who yield to the invitations which they themselves despise, and submit to the motives which they renounce, as deluded and degraded people.