Should I Just ‘Be True to Myself’?

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Ray Ortlund explains why he wants release from self-oriented philosophy rather than to embrace it in this One Minute Apologetics video.

Well, it’s a very personal question, and you’re going to answer it for yourself. I’m going to answer it for myself. But here’s how I feel: Be true to myself? You got to be kidding.

I’ve been trying God’s patience since 1949. I know myself well enough—not very deeply, really—to know that approach is deeply distasteful. I need release from myself.

I need a new self. I’m tired of this one. That’s why I’m grateful Jesus said, “You must be born again.”