>>>I got it!! Jesus knows that you tried to help people in this message board to understand what self-esteem really means. Christ-esteem is the right word.<<<
I am not sure if BOTH of you are getting what is self -esteem.
Self esteem is simply like type of measurement.
MEASUREMENT. Of how we feel about ourselves, what we think we are worth in our own eyes:
~ a feeling of self-respect and personal worth
~ Self-Esteem could be defined as: What our unconscious believes to be true about how worthy, lovable, valuable and capable we are.
(we ARE! not how we do to others!)
~ a self- respect - a proper respect for oneself as a human being
I don't know how to explain it better....
But self -esteem is not being religious and following in Jesus' steps, nor is accepting him a self esteem..
In your own link CR it says:
""My answer is that good self-esteem is proper for the Christian, and that, in fact, it is necessary that the Christian have a high self-esteem. ""
I am afraid you keep confusing simple lingustic defintions with being spiritual.