Again from Willard’s Hearing God.
Some Christians too commonly demonnstrate that the notions of “faith in Christ” and “love for Christ” leave Christ outside the personality of the believer. One wonders whether the modern translations of the Bible are not being governed by the need to turn outr weakened practice into the norm of faith. These exterior notions of Christ’s faith and love will never be strong enough to yield the confident statement, “It is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me” (Gal 2:20).(157)
I think he may be too categorical here. No, I know he is. For certainly I have known those who said that phrase confidently without the belief that “through his words that he literally, not figuratively, imparted himself while he lived and taught among the people of his day (156).”