Don’t let anyone condemn you by insisting on pious self-denial or the worship of angels, saying they have had visions about these things. Their sinful minds have made them proud,
Colossians 2:18 NLT

Condemnation comes in many forms. One form of condemnation is through self-denial.

When some people get saved, they deny themselves of certain joys for the sake of “holiness.” They may deny themselves from having a large house, excess money, enjoying a movie, listening to secular music, eating certain foods, or going on lavish vacations. In their minds, they think God is pleased with them because they’re denying themselves of these things. They then condemn people who may have or do these things.

Don’t fall for this condemnation tactic. The bible doesn’t say we can’t have or enjoy certain things in this life. He doesn’t want those things controlling us, but we can enjoy certain things.

If you hear anyone boasting about what they deny themselves for the sake of Christ, they’re full of pride and need to discover their purpose in Christ.