Do you mortify? Do you make it your daily work? Be always at it whilst you live; cease not a day from this work; be killing sin or it will be killing you.” 

John owen

2 Corinthians 4:4 – In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

  • Revelations 12:9

To say it another way, expressive individualism believes that each and every single person has the right to feel, believe, and think about themselves however they so choose.  But even more, after you discover yourself (if you like the phrase), you’re free to express yourself. In fact, you must express yourself.  Forget about any moral compass of right and wrong.  Life is about you and your fulfillment. The goal of expressive individualism is to find yourself and express the desires you find.”

David Qauod

“Expressive individualism would have us look deep into our hearts to discover our inner essence and express that to the world.  But the gospel shows how the depths of our hearts are steeped in sin; it claims that what we need most is not expression, but redemption. The world says we should look inward, while the gospel says to look upward.”

Trevin Wax
  • Jeremiah 17:9

Antidote #1: Community

What we are experiencing is not the eradication of God from the Western mind, but rather the enthroning of the self as the greatest authority.  God is increasingly relegated to the role of servant, and massager of the personal will.”

mark sayers
  • Philippians 2:1-2

When I became a Christian, two things happened.  I got saved, and I got loved. I got loved so deeply that it still amazes me when I think about it.  Because I got loved so deeply, I want to please the One who loved me that much.”

Steve Brown

Antidote #2: Humility

  • Philippians 2:3-4

“Selfish ambition or vain conceit: The mortal enemies of unity and harmony in the church”

niv study bible

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.”

c.s. lewis
  • Philippians 2:5-7
  • 2 Corinthians 8:9

Antidote #3: Obedience

  • Philippians 2:8

“Crucifixion was not simply a convenient way of executing prisoners.  It was the ultimate indignity, a public statement by Rome that the crucified one was beyond contempt.  The excruciating physical pain was magnified by the degradation and humiliation. No other form of death, no matter how prolonged or physically agonizing, could match crucifixion as an absolute destruction of the person.”

esv study bible
  • Romans 6:23
  • Philippians 2:9-11
  • Romans 12:2

The Antidote to Individualism: 1) Community; 2) Humility and 3) Obedience.