Love Yourself? Self Esteem?

Posted Nov 28, 2011 by Allen Powell in Praise Fellowship Feedback and Sharing Hits: 6,337


Love of self excludes the love of Christ. Those who live for self are ranged under the head of the Laodicean church who are lukewarm, neither cold nor hot. The ardor of the first love has lapsed into a selfish egotism. The love of Christ in the heart is expressed in the actions. If love for Christ is dull, the love for those for whom Christ has died will degenerate. There may be a wonderful appearance for zeal and ceremonies, but this is the substance of their self-inflated religion. Christ represents them as nauseating to His taste [Revelation 3:17, 18 quoted] (MS 61, 1898).  {7BC 962.6}


Note: Look up self-respect in the writings of E. G. White. This is the true self-esteem or Christ-esteem.