“What does the Bible mean by ‘dying to self’?” 11/04/2018 Posted by www.gotquestions.org

This subject of dying to self is not popular but is very much needed. I could not help but reblog this.

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Question: “What does the Bible mean by ‘dying to self’?”

Answer: 

The concept of “dying to self” is found throughout the New Testament. It expresses the true essence of the Christian life, in which we take up our cross and follow Christ. Dying to self is part of being born again; the old self dies and the new self comes to life (John 3:3–7). Not only are Christians born again when we come to salvation, but we also continue dying to self as part of the process of sanctification. As such, dying to self is both a one-time event and a lifelong process.

Jesus spoke repeatedly to His disciples about taking up their cross (an instrument of death) and following Him. He made it clear that if any would follow Him…

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