You Are Nothing!
By David J. Stewart
“For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.” —Galatians 6:3
You are nothing! I am nothing! We are nothing without God. Mankind is nothing! We are all corrupt sinners, with faults and shortcomings. Did you know that I don’t have a single fault? That’s right… I have MANY faults! The Bible defines a “just man” as one who stumbles repeatedly, but gets back up again to live for God (Proverb 24:16). A just man doesn’t quit. There’s no such thing as a just man who doesn’t falter at times.
The same is true of you ladies. Even the best wife will falter at times and mess up, but she doesn’t file for divorce like the wicked, who quit. Even the best of Christians are still sinful human beings. Those religious people who claim to live above sin are liars. There’s not a single day that passes that we don’t all sin. We sin multiple times every day, whether in thought, attitude, emotions, deed, et cetera.
Even our very ignorance of sin is a part of our sin. Ignorance is no excuse for failing to obey God’s Law, for we are responsible to prayerfully search our hearts (Psalm 19:12; 2nd Corinthians 13:5). Cold-hearted people refuse to search their heart; but a genuine Christian who loves the Lord will search their heart continually, seeking to be just and fair with others, and to please the Lord.
Certainly, we are the object of God’s love, so much so that He sent His only begotten Son into the world to pay for our sins at Calvary (John 3:16). So why does God call us “nothing”? What Galatians 6:3 means is that we are all made of the dust of the earth (Genesis 2:7), and we all deserve to be punished in hell for our sins (Romans 6:23; 2nd Thessalonians 1:8,9), and there are no “big shots” in God’s eyes. Romans 2:11 states, “For there is no respect of persons with God.” We are all “little shots.”
No one is any better than anyone else. God is not impressed with anything we can do for Him. Hebrews 11:6 teaches that only our faith pleases God, and faith is obedience to the Scriptures. Most people today, who claim to have faith in God, couldn’t care less about following the Scriptures. They are fakes. They pick and choose what they feel like obeying, and make excuses for the rest. The smallest Bible in the world is the one that we live.
The only good thing about me is Jesus Christ, Who saved me when I was a 13-year old boy, because I believed on Him to forgive my sins. The Holy Spirit has been with me ever since, guiding, convicting, comforting, teaching, and chastening me when I do wrong. I am nothing without God. Jesus means everything to me, for without Him I’d spend eternity in the flames of Hell. I am nothing. I am nothing special. I am a sinner, and so are you. I care not for titles, for they mean nothing to me. I am nothing. I’ve known some men to use both titles of “Reverend” and “Doctor” before their name. I have never been impressed with that. Some of the most ignorant people in this world have doctorates degrees. There is only one Person in this universe Who ought to be called “Reverend,” and that’s God (Psalm 111:9). Call me nothing.
Americans are arrogant and self-willed, in need of repentance. American society has been brainwashed for so long, being told how wonderful we are, that we can’t deal with criticism anymore. Americans are extremely “thin-skinned” nowadays, easily offended, and intolerant of the truth. Everywhere we go we see the phrase “God Bless America.” It implies that we expect God to bless our nation because we deserve it. But you have to ask yourself the honest question… Why should God bless America? …because we say so?
Does America deserve to be blessed by God? No way! Have you ever stopped to realize that pornography, casino gambling, drunkenness, fornication, abortion, feminism, divorce, witchcraft, strip clubs, and homosexuality are LEGAL in America? Now we’re even seeing legalized public nudity, prostitution and same-sex marriages! Can you honestly and reasonably ask a Holy God to bless this mess? I think not. I pray for God’s judgment upon America!!! I say this humbly and with sadness. We deserve a spanking as a nation.
Stand in any checkout-line today and you’ll see dozens of magazine covers advertising how to be more beautiful, slimmer, sexier, smarter, richer, retire earlier, et cetera. Could you imagine standing in a checkout line, and seeing a magazine cover that read: “How to develop personal discipline and character.” Who would buy that? Could you imagine seeing a magazine cover that read: “How to be a true friend” or “How to be a better employee” or “How to give more away to others” or “How to be happy without being beautiful.”
We are living in a greedy, materialistic, covetous society, where people are not content anymore with having their basic needs met. You ought to try a can of Spam once in a while, or a bowl of plain white rice with soy sauce. American’s spend BILLIONS of dollars on dining out every year, while children in Haiti literally eat mud-patties for dinner, made of vegetable oil, salt and dirt. We are spoiled rotten living in the United States. Most of us take all our blessings for granted, especially the younger generation.
Everywhere nowadays, we are bombarded with advertisements telling us how wonderful we are; but God calls us dirty, rotten, hell-deserving sinners (Romans 3:10-23). We don’t deserve a break today; we deserve to burn in Hell forever (2nd Thessalonians 1:8, 9; Revelation 20:11-15). Could you imagine driving down the highway and hearing a song over the radio… “You deserve Hell today, at McDonalds” or “Have it God’s way, have it God’s way, at Burger King”? We have no right to have it our way; when it’s in conflict with God’s way (Proverb 3:5, 6; 14:12; 16:25). We are commanded to obey God (Acts 5:29). We don’t deserve anything.
The reason why so many people file for divorce nowadays is because they selfishly “think” they deserve better. Divorce is synonymous with self-righteousness. A woman told me that she divorced her husband because he looked at pornography and lusted after other women. My first question is... what sins is the wife guilty of? What gives her the right to abandon her husband, quit her marriage, and break her marriage vows just because her husband sinned? She's just as bad a sinner as her husband. Only an ignorant fool would teach that Jesus permitted divorce, because the Lord plainly taught in Matthew 19:8 that divorce is never permissible. It’s only because of hardheartedness that divorce ever occurs.
I’ve spent much time lately contending for the simplicity of the Gospel (2nd Corinthians 11:3-4), fighting against the damnable heresy of Lordship Salvation. I don’t enjoy making enemies; but we as Christians need to proclaim the Truth of God’s Word, the simplicity of Salvation, and to expose those modernists who complicate the Gospel. Anyone who acknowledges they’re a guilty sinner and believes on Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of those sins will be saved eternally. Once saved, always saved. Proponents of Lordship Salvation think they’re something special.
They think that other professed Christians, who live lives of sin, are not saved and are going to Hell. I have news for all you advocates of Lordship Salvation… you sin multiple times every day of your life! This is the big hypocrisy of those who teach that salvation can be lost. If salvation can be lost, then we’re all going to Hellfire, because we all sin every day of our lives.
James 2:10 plainly condemns the entire human race. I don’t care how “holy” you think you are, you are a dirt-bag, and so am I. We are all scum, deserving of nothing good. The man who faithfully attends church, tithes, prays, goes soulwinning, and tries to live for God is just as much a dirty, rotten, hell-deserving sinner as the Christian man who gets drunk, beats his wife, steals at work, and rarely attends church. I’m tired of these self-righteous religious hypocrites who label struggling believers as unsaved. The Church at Corinth was a messed up bunch.
1st Corinthians 5:5 is incontrovertible PROOF that LORDSHIP SALVATION is a false doctrine of the Devil. The Apostle Paul, in his first letter to the Church of Corinth, reprimands them for allowing the sin of fornication in the church. Paul states that fornication is "commonly" reported among them. A literal translation of the TEXTUS RECEPTUS Greek in 1st Corinthians 5:1 reads, "Everywhere it is heard that fornication is among you..." (SOURCE: THE INTERLINEAR BIBLE, Jay P. Green, Sr.; Sovereign Grace Publishers, ISBN: 1-878442-81-3). This carnal church was KNOWN as a house of sin. Yet in 1st Corinthians 3:1 the Apostle Paul called them... BABES IN CHRIST! This is Scriptural proof that Lordship Salvation is a crock of lies.
I recently handed a woman from France a Gospel tract titled “You Need HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS.” She was greatly offended. People often get offended when you tell them that they are “sinners” in need of Christ’s righteousness. It’s the very fact that we are nothing that requires Christ’s righteousness to save us. We have NO righteousness of our own (Isaiah 64:6). Romans 3:10 proclaims “There is none righteousness, no, not one.” Like it or not, you cannot save yourself. Your religion cannot save you. Your good works cannot save you.
Without Christ, you are going to Hell. We are nothing; but Jesus is everything, because He is Almighty God (John 1:1-3, 14; 10:33; Colossians 2:9; 1st Timothy 3:16; Philippians 2:6; John 14:1; Revelation 1:8 – all Scriptures quoted from the King James Bible). We need HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS to get to Heaven (Matthew 6:33; Romans 10:3, 4; 2nd Corinthians 5:21).
We are all nothing. America’s churches will once again become great when we stop saying “he has sinned” or “she has sinned” and we start saying… WE HAVE SINNED!
“Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!” — Isaiah 6:5
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