Our unworthiness—as the children of God—was one of the first church doctrine teachings that I heard upon arrival within the church body. On the other hand, from the beginning, God put me on a path of swimming against the tide of erroneous religious doctrine.
The FIRST thing that Yahovah infused into my mind during my spiritual rebirth was that He was the living God and creator, [our God and Father has a name, Exodus 6:3]. Secondly, that WE, mankind, are His wondrous, pre-PURPOSED, valuable, creation, exactly as it is written in Genesis 1,2. Thus, since God cannot lie, our fall through sin did NOT make us unworthy of His Love and forgiveness. Our disobedience [in the Garden] simply got us kicked out of the house, like disobedient children who will not obey their parents. Then, the Father immediately begin to set a plan in motion for us to come back home, John 12: 27; 18: 37.
The full story of my redemption is told in my book Mine, an Everlasting Promise of Love, Deliverance, and Wholeness. Mine relates the fulfillment of God’s eternal promise to come for the lost. At the time God redeemed me from Satan’s kingdom, Colossians 1: 12-14, I knew nothing about His Word. Nevertheless, I immediately began to create letterhead, business cards, etc. all entitled: W.o.r.t.h.y.
Over the years, research led me to question the origin of this doctrine of unworthiness in that it was contrary to God's Word? Most who teach this doctrine use John the Baptist’s comment that he made about himself, Matthew 3: 11.
John started out obeying the pre-ordained call on his life by announcing the purpose of Jesus to the people, Matthew 3: 11-12. However, John’s feelings of personal doubt, verse 11, intensified when he was imprisoned. It led him to then question the identity of Jesus, Matthew 11: 2-3. Jesus responded by sending the men back to John to tell him about what they had seen and heard, verses 4-5. But in verse 6, Jesus reprimands John about the lack of trust in Him.
The point is that John the Baptist started out obeying the purposed call on his life. However, doubt about his own value seems to have made John forget that he had been purposed and ordained to lead the way before Jesus.
Thus, the doctrine AND confessing of the doctrine of unworthiness is a door that will lead one down the wrong path with someone other than our heavenly Father and God doing the leading.