Must you “die to self” every day?

The concept of “dying to self” is a widely embraced belief in Christianity, suggesting an internal struggle between good and evil within believers. This teaching emphasizes the importance of eliminating the “negative” part of you that otherwise needs to be overcome daily.

However, it’s worth noting that the phrase “die to self” does not actually appear in the Bible. The closest resemblance can be found in Jesus’ words, urging followers to deny themselves, take up their cross, and follow Him. Nevertheless, this statement pertains to the call for salvation rather than providing instructions for daily living. (At salvation, you followed Jesus into death as your old self was crucified with Christ.)

As a Christian, your old self has already perished, eliminating the need for further dying. God loves the new version of you and considers you to be remarkable! In this brief video clip, I explain to a caller that what God desires from you is not self-denial, but rather embracing and expressing your true self. In short, don’t deny yourself; be yourself!

Enjoy this encouraging truth…


For more on why you don’t need to die to self, check out my message, PLEASE DON’T Deny Yourself!, or my Q&A, What Does It Mean to Deny Yourself?

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