why is Fear a sin? Feb 5, 2021 12:32:19 GMT -5
Post by fearnot on Feb 5, 2021 12:32:19 GMT -5
I am going to be looking at why
FEAR is a SIN
You ( Cindy) pointed this verse and others
as a starting point,
with a few statements and facts,
and added a few questions also.
But the fearful,
and the abominable,
and all liars,
shall have their part in the lake
which burneth with fire and brimstone:
which is the second death. Rev. 21:8 (KJV).
It is significant that the first group named among those who go to hell is “the fearful” (Rev. 21:8),
the people who knew the truth but were afraid to take their stand.
Other verses which use this same word (in the original languages) Matthew 8:26, Mark 4:40, 1 Samuel 15:24, Isaiah 57:11, Matthew 10:28, Matthew 25:25, 2 Timothy 1:7, Philippians 1:27–28, Malachi 3:5, and 1 Peter 3:14.
The word in the original languages means timid, fearful, cowardly, afraid.
Why is being afraid the first sin listed as the kind of sins that will be seen in the people who are sent to hell?
How would you explain this to someone who doesn't know or understand the Bible - someone who is unsaved?
It seems to me,
like this topic, might take awhile!
It really applies to me,
as my user name on FH is:
( for a reason....
I have always struggled with fears of different kinds.....
and so when Jesus often said:
I felt He was talking to me, for sure!
And Today, fear has seemly become more
than in a long long time.
Things like: pandemics, politics, economics,
war, famine, etc etc etc.
are all clamoring to see,
which can make us most afraid.
4 And Jesus answered and said to them,
“See to it that no one misleads you.
5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’
and they will mislead many people.
6 And you will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars.
See that you are not alarmed,
for those things must take place,
but that is not yet the end.
7 For nation will rise against nation,
and kingdom against kingdom,
and there will be famines
and earthquakes in various places.
8 But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pains.
I think, these things are going to perhaps continue,
as the end times roll along.
Since, we do not know the exact, time, or date
when, we as Christians will be raptured.
we might also suffer more persecution....
( many Christians in the world are already
and have been continually
suffering, great amounts of persecutions,
becoming homeless, suffering torture, prison, and death).
So fear, might try to rear it's ugly head,
in the coming perfect storm that may be just over the horizon.
To start let's look at fear a bit.
One thing that comes to mind
is that during the tribulation,
people will out of
take the mark of the beast.
The will be afraid
being killed etc.
16 And he ( the anti-Christ) causeth all,
both small and great,
rich and poor,
free and bond,
to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell,
save he that had the mark,
or the name of the beast,
or the number of his name.
Revelation 13:16,17 ( KJV)
My first thought, is they have basically declared
God is a liar...
That eternal life is a lie.
11 He has made everything appropriate in its time.
He has also set eternity in their heart,......
Ecclesiastes 3:11 ( part a NASB)
The issue is:
Do we believe God...
is He a liar?
10 The one who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself;
the one who does not believe God has made Him a liar,
because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given concerning His Son.
1 John 5:10
Is the Bible a bunch of myths, cobbled together,
a book of fairy tales etc.?
Is Science proven fact,
the 'real' God so to speak?
If 'science' is your god,
then you ought to be afraid,
It will give you no hope,
and no love!
It does not promise you this
that the true God does to those who believe in Him
4 and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes;
and there will no longer be any death;
there will no longer be any mourning,
the first things have passed away.”
Science is a cold, dark, merciless, 'god',
and by trusting in it,
you have turned your back on the
Thus your fear, only
proves your sin,
of denying the True God who loves you.
That this universe will end
is strangely something
both God and science agree on!
10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief,
in which the heavens will pass away
with a roar
and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat,
and the earth....
2 Peter 3:10
In other words,
not only are all humans going to die,
even the universe is also dying.
But who or what,
are we going to believe,
will happen to us, after we die.
Will fear reign
Are we in fear
not going to believe this truth?
8 But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved,
that with the Lord
one day is like a thousand years,
a thousand years like one day.
9 The Lord is not slow about His promise,
as some count slowness,
but is patient toward you,
not willing for any to perish,
but for all to come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:8,9
However, I need to say,
thou believers may struggle
with fear, from time to time,
and thus: sin
Unbelievers, do not repent of their fear and sin,
they live in it, as if it was truth
and they often boast, of how
enlightened they are as atheists.
Done for Today