Though I never truly accepted that teaching, it left a dent in my faith. Until now. Thank you Ben Witherington.
I suppose we should not be surprised that in a culture and age of narcissism, we would recreate God in our own self-centered image, but it is surprising when we find orthodox Christians, and even careful scholars doing this."For God so loved himself?" Is God a Narcissist?
Did Christ Come to Please Himself?
UPDATE (12-05-07): John Piper has posted a response to Ben Witherington's critique. Read it here.