The Bible Never Said That

The Bible Never Said That

Chara Donahue

Episode 23: Half Truth – “You Are Perfect Just the Way You Are”

June 16, 2021   ●   15 min

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This saying is meant to boost self-esteem. But self-esteem is a fickle thing, and the Bible never tells us to seek it. But when we look to the only perfect person to walk the earth, Christ, we find a better thing than self-esteem.

Verses Referenced:
Hebrews 10:12-13; Job 1:3; Job 1:8; Job 3:1–3; Philippians 3:12; Ephesians 1:3-7; 2 Cor 3:18; 2 Peter 3:18; Colossians 1:21-22; Philippians 1:6

Articles Referenced:
Development of Self-Esteem From Age 4 to 94 Years: A Meta-Analysis of Longitudinal Studies by Ulrich Orth, Ruth Yasemin Erol, Eva C. Luciano

You Are Not Enough, and That's Okay by Asheritah Ciuciu

6 Lies We Believe Every Day and How to Combat Them with Truth by Chara Donahue

Identity Crisis by Kate Franken

When Your Significance and Identity Get Tested by Stephen Kendrick and Lawrence Kimbrough

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