Gospel and Self

Reason for God

“[The Gospel] means I do not have to be intimidated by anyone. I am not so insecure that I fear the power or success or talent of people who are different from me. The Gospel makes it possible for a person to escape oversensitivity, defensiveness, and the need to criticize others. The christian’s identity is not based on the need to be perceived as a good person, but on God’s valuing of you in Christ.” Tim Keller, The Reason for God, pg. 182

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