What do you believe the Gospel to be?

It is “another gospel” that invites us to change life around so that we relate to ourselves with an absorbing concern to enjoy our value, to others with self-protective caution, and to God with warn appreciation for extending Himself so that we can love ourselves.  It is an approach to living that creates a never-ending concern with overcoming our problems.  It begins a process of recovery that is never quite finished and, therefore, keeps our energy focused on our own well-being, defined as feeling good about who we are.  What I understand to be the biblical approach encourages us to view self-centeredness as a a worse enemy than self-hatred.  It invites us to explore the riches of Christ’s value (rather than our own) by repenting of our failure to trust Him and learning to worship and serve Him because of His worth, not ours.

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