An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. - Luke 2:9
Self-Love Contrasted with Christmas Love
Robert L. Segress
“Men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money…unloving…lovers of pleasure instead of God. Holding to a form of godliness…” (2 Tim. 3:1-5).
“God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son” (John 3:16).
Several years ago, many books were written on the subject of learning to love yourself, which 2 Timothy 3 prophesizes as a part of the end times. This theme gave birth to numerous classes, conferences and a general acceptance among psychotherapists. Today, this position is accepted by many as an axiom (i.e., emotional problems are to be treated by helping patients to learn to love and accept themselves as this will unlock many locked doors that contain trauma, insecurity, abuse). Although this approach has insight, it is incomplete.
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