To be authentic, as a Christian, means I am to be true to the person Christ has named me, not the person I think I am inside. I am to live according to what God says I am – His redeemed child, a person remade in the image of Christ – and I now act in line with that identity. As a Christian, saved by grace through faith, I am not authentic when I sin. I’m sinning against my newfound identity. I am being inauthentic when I choose to disobey God, when I give in to temptation. I’m rejecting the identity God has spoken over me. True authenticity is not accepting my own self-expression but accepting the self-expression of God through Jesus Christ.

Trevin Wax, This Is Our Time: Everday Myths in Light of the Gospel

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Authenticity from “This is Our Time” by Trevin Wax

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