“Rather than creating a new race, God chose to redeem existing mankind.  Rather than just fixing up persons, He made the grand exchange:  His own life and character in place of fallen nature.  Jesus made this ultimate conversion for His people on the basis of love.  He emptied Himself and humbled Himself to become a man.  He denied Himself by choosing to love.  Through His death on the cross, He gave more love than we are able to receive.  As we come to know Him, we recognize the shallowness and sinfulness of our own self-directed love in comparison with the vast consistency of His love and grace.”  Martin and Deidre Bobgan, “James Dobson’s Gospel of Self-Esteem & Psychology”, p. 181-182.

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