The salvation that God promises in Christ requires my death. Here I am, cheerfully going about my daily affairs, picking and choosing the roes I would like to play from the advertisements, movies and “put-together” people I admire around me. I may even find a role for Jesus, although who am I to say that others are wrong for finding someone or something else more helpful for achieving their goals in life? Then along comes the law, nailing me, telling me who I really am, telling me how this Character I have written for myself is doomed.
Horton, Michael; The Gospel Driven Life: Being Good News People in a Bad News World; Baker Books; Grand Rapids, MI; Copyright 2009; page 116