[TBC: Even when quoting scripture, man's desire for self exaltation quickly dispenses with the plain pronouncements of Scripture. After quoting Romans:12:3, C. Peter Wagner goes on to overturn the Word of God and in the process take a few jabs at great men of the faith.]
Man Says: "...the second thing to do God's will is to think soberly of ourselves. In other words we must come to a positive, realistic, accurate self-evaluation. We must know who we are and who God desires us to be. Unfortunately there has been some misguided teaching in some of our churches that we should denigrate ourselves in order to please God. Supposedly pious phrases like, 'We are nothing' are common. One of Charles Wesley's songs has us singing, 'such a worm as I.' God did not create us to be nothing or to be worms. He created us to be the head, not the tail" (see Deut. 28:13) (Global Link Newsletter, June 12, 2005, Vol 3, Issue 21).
God Says: "But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people" (Psalm:22:6). [This is a quote from a man said of God to be "a man after mine own heart" (Acts 13:22).]