1 Corinthians 15:8-11
And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.…
There are people who appreciate themselves intellectually who are constantly depreciating themselves religiously. "I am not worthy to be a Church member — a Christian disciple." What pastor does not have to encounter that again and again ad nauseam? What preacher who does not at times, and sincerely, say within himself, "I am only an abortion of a man, I am not worthy to be called a preacher." But as Paul had to be an apostle, notwithstanding his self-depreciation, so you and I have to be that to which we are called, or deny the Christ of God as an all-sufficient Saviour. It would be an act of deliberate disobedience if I, feeling my utter unworthiness to be a preacher of the gospel, should yet refuse to do it when I am called, inasmuch as I believe, intellectually and heartily, that Jesus is God's Christ, and came to be man's Redeemer and Saviour. But is it not equally an act of deliberate disobedience on the part of some of you to refuse to confess Christ before men, simply because you feel that you are not worthy to do it?
(Reuen Thomas, D.D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.