I have no fear of God - I am probably naive and stupid.

I am a bit intrepid when it comes to thinking about what the repercussions might be for past intentional errors in judgement which hurt other people ... but that is about it.

In all honesty I can say I fear my fellow man much more than my Father in Heaven.

Any thoughts to share on this topic?

asked 12 Feb '10, 03:42

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simple. because the BIBLE or QURAN tells them to. thumbs down:(

(12 Feb '10, 07:44) Mebb
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I think a discussion of the fear of God (in the Judeo-Christian sense) should begin with an understanding of what the ancient Hebrew text is really saying. Although I am not an expert personally, I am aware that one would do well to consult expert sources to deepen his or her understanding. Language is not as clear cut as we might like it to be. I believe the following link can be illuminating to those who will take a few minutes to read it. It is an explanation of the concept of fear as used in ancient Hebrew (the language of the Old Testament Bible).

I'd like to point out, too, that a common feature of Hebrew literature is parallelism-- two (or more) phrases saying the same thing in a different way. You'll find it throughout the Psalms and Proverbs in particular. One good example is in the answer cited by Vesuvius:

Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the people of the world revere him (Psalm 33:8)

"All the earth" = "all the people"; and "fear the Lord" = "revere him". It's obvious in this verse that fear means to revere, and I think that a study of the article for which I've provided a link will demonstrate that this is usually the meaning intended. However, there are certainly cases where those who oppose God as enemies have good reason to be afraid. The God portrayed in the Old Testament is an omnipotent deity who often vanquishes the opposition.


answered 12 Feb '10, 10:01

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I am from a culture where Christianity is not the predominant religion. We don't fear God, we fear the wrath of God or the punishment from God, no different from fearing the punishment from a parent as felt by a child.

So when we engage in activity that we know is wrong, we are afraid of the consequences of our deliberate actions, because our understanding is that, since God knows what we just did, we are afraid of the consequence "He" will make us suffer. (I am speaking only of the attitude in the culture I grew up in).

Of course, since I started awakening to the idea that the connection to God is to be found from one's own consciousness, as the source of origin of ones consciousness, the fear of God has, for the most part, disappeared.

I do, however, separate the idea that there is a God that is greater than me, and that I am the lesser and not equal to the creator.

Thus giving validity to the idea of "ask and receive" rather that "ask and givemyself"


answered 12 Feb '10, 06:42

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beautiful answer my friend. that is EXACTLY how i woulda responded. maybe were riding the same energy wave haa?;) lol blesses

(12 Feb '10, 07:46) Mebb

I am a christian The Traveller but that is a good way to put it the way you answer that question; kind of like what I was saying as a child to a parent you know the parent loves you but will also correct when need be to make you a better person. God is differently greater than us mere humans whom he create. His love for us is so great for he created mankind and we all came from Adam and Eve. Something to think about isn't it?

(12 Feb '10, 10:13) flowingwater

Fear has other meanings than scared, it also means respect that is the first thing, the second thing is what we fear we attract our selves toward. So I would much rather fear God than any devil. :-)


answered 12 Feb '10, 07:59

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More power to you Wade Casaldi ain't that the truth. We want God on our side not pull away from us.

(12 Feb '10, 09:56) flowingwater

+1: Good point.

(12 Feb '10, 17:25) Vesuvius

Thank you both :-)

(12 Feb '10, 17:38) Wade Casaldi
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Fear is a creation of the ego to prevent us from awakening to our authentic self and getting in touch with God or our Source. When we endeavour to operate from our Source, we come to realize that the tenacious hold that fear imposes on us, through the egoic mind, is really an illusion that we have created and contains no power when faced with The Love of God. Fear has no power, only that which we choose to give it and when we shine True light on it, it shrivels in the darkness. For me I can no longer conceive of associating God with fear - it just doesn't resonate within my being.

As for repercussions from past errors, I think that is what this whole journey is about - realizing who we really are and learning and growing from our past mistakes and where possible making amends or finding a way to help others or add in some beneficial way to the Whole.


answered 12 Feb '10, 17:51

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The problem is I don't think that people fear God at all. Some don't even believe he exist and others just well surely there will not be a judgement day this is all maybe none sense.

What they don't realize is if you are not written in that book of life than you will not go to heaven and be with God always. By the choices YOU have made and maybe have not ask for forgivness for so his mercy and grace can extend to you.

Some people are truly angry with God. Some people love God. Some people are still trying to find God or find the true creator God, some just don't care either way for they feel when you die that is it anyway.

Than you got some who don't believe in God or anything else. I don't walk around jumping in my boots afraid of God but I give him the respect he deserves and knows that he has all power and he can do what ever he wants to do and I differently don't want to say anything that will make him angry with me. But I know he loves me a whole lot like he does so many more people including your self.

I know that when I loved my mother and she loved me but I had to give her the respect she needed as well as my mother for she demanded that and rightful she deserve it. It was just certain things I was not going to do against her for I knew even though she loved me if I did too wrong she differently was going to punish me to make me a better person.

Now there are many ways of fearing God but I am talking about the ways of fearing they one that has power not over just your human life but your spiritual body. My fear of God is a loving respectful fear as in a child and parent relationship but stronger.

If you don't fear the all mighty God why do you fear man at all he can only kill you but God can kill you bring you back to life and but you in another life or situation that is not good at all. God can turn you over to your enemies has he done the people in the bible or he can pull completely away from you and leave you to your self.

I love God so much I know he will not intentionly hurt me just like my mother wouldn't but that doesn't mean you want get tapped every once in a while because of the wrong choice you have made I don't want God ever not to come to my rescue when I call on him or to pull away from me that would be my greatest fear but I don't fear that for I know he wouldn't do that to me our connections is too strong and powerful. I am an heir to his kindom and a child of God.


answered 12 Feb '10, 04:09

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Just to cheer ourselves up for the weekend - here are a few positives from the same Good Book..

**“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love” (1 John 4:18).

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind'' (2Timothy 1:7).

"He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord'' (Psalm 112:7).

“Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

“So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows” (Matthew 10:31). “In God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” Psalm 56:11

Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.**

I guess one of the lessons here is not to take one passage of the Bible in isolation.


answered 12 Feb '10, 04:57

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I think I understand where you are coming from I think you are saying because you know he loves you and anyone who loves you purely will not harm you. But also coming from a parent stand point they will also correct you or as The Traveller said he fears the wrath of God and the punishment of having done somthing wrong as a child to a parent. But you know the only key point is God understands each of our hearts and knows where we are coming from at all times and loves us with all of our faults or sins and I just love him for loving me and us all that much as well!!!!!

(12 Feb '10, 10:19) flowingwater

Do you love God, and did you ever stop to think where the word fear came from, and what does the word fear really means to you, and I? In my opinion, Eve did not fear God, so she went ahead, and eat from the Tree of Knowledge of good, and bad, and evil; and she had Adam do the same thing. That is why God threw them out of the Garden of Eden, as a result of their disobedience, and the lack of love for him.

Why do you think that God threw Adam, and Eve out of the Garden Of Eden? Was it because they were being rebellious against him, or was it because they did not love, or did not fear him, or do you think that Eve loved and feared Satan more than she did God, and that is why she listened to him instead of God? This is something to really think about!

What is the difference between love, and fear? There are both very strong words that can create very deep emotions, for good, and bad. Fear can be positive, if use in a positive way, in the same token, love can be negative, if used in a negative way.

So to understand the fear of God is to understand the love of God. We would not fear God, if we did not love God, so in order to Love God, we must also fear God. It is the combination of the two elements, when put into practice with the right intentions will work together for you in a positive way.

Now, if you do not believe that there is a God, then none of this will make any sense to you, or will not impact your life in anyway. But the truth of the matter is there is a higher power that is superior to all of us, and you can call it God, Source, Universe, or whatever makes you happy, but it is all one, and the same, not two, or three, just one! We all have the same freedom of choice, so decide what you will, and know that it is all good; there is really no evil, only infinite good!


answered 12 Feb '10, 07:53

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There is evil Vee because because God created evil for man kind so when we do our free will there will be somthing to choose from. In other words God could have made us to love and serve him but he wanted us to choose to choose to love him so if there were nothing what to choose from than yes it would be God but here would be no choice so he create evil to give us a choice. I am pretty sure he thought we would have no problem choosing him with all his love and care and protection for us but boy did we disappoint him. the devil does not love humans and comes to kill and destroy.

(12 Feb '10, 10:02) flowingwater

The devil is the author of a liar. But he can also come as a angel of light which he was in heaven so don't let him deceive you. I like mostly of all what you said until you said there really is no evil. Why do you think human beings are dooing so many hideous things because evil influences have effected and consumed them mind, body and soul.

(12 Feb '10, 10:05) flowingwater

Of course there is evil! But my message was meant to come against the forces of evil, by denying it,by saying there is no evil, only infinite good. We should all chant there is no evil to stop the forces of evil, so that it would have no power over us to do evil. As you said: The devil is the author of a lair, so it is our job to remind him of the truth.

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So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. Franklin D. Roosevelt link text

link text * I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. o Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear.

Fromlink textTao De Ching - Lao Tze 17. Rulers The best rulers are scarcely known by their subjects; The next best are loved and praised; The next are feared; The next despised: They have no faith in their people, When the best rulers achieve their purpose Their subjects claim the achievement as their own And their people become unfaithful to them.

I fear not god for god does not fear me.Chris


answered 12 Feb '10, 09:03

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There is no reason for God to fear us humans who he made. Why would he fear us? There are things to fear but don't focus on them. True fear will lock you down where you can't move or think. I have learned that fear is a spirit when it comes upon you and you are not suppose to be afraid of finding a new job, starting a new relationshiop, starting a new business, fear of that kind will come upon to hold you back. But there are rear things to fear. But God is a loving God and if we care about him we should respect him as for who he is our creator. ursixx

(12 Feb '10, 09:55) flowingwater

To fear God, is to fear yourself.. I'm a sucker for quotes too. "Fear Is The Mind Killer' ~ Aldous Huxle

(18 Jun '13, 03:49) ele

Perhaps it is because of the many passages in the Bible that speak of the fear of God:

  • The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline
    (Proverbs 1:7).

  • The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding (Proverbs 9:10).

  • But he stands alone, and who can oppose him? He does whatever he pleases. He carries out his decree against me, and many such plans he still has in store. That is why I am terrified before him; when I think of all this, I fear him. God has made my heart faint; the Almighty has terrified me
    (Job 23:13-16).

  • “Should you not fear me?" declares the Lord. "Should you not tremble in my presence?"
    (Jeremiah 5:22).

  • Serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling (Psalm 2:11).

  • The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever (Psalm 19:9).

  • Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the people of the world revere him (Psalm 33:8).

  • Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord (Psalm 34:11).

  • Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name (Psalm 86:11).

  • Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man (Ecclesiastes 12:13).


answered 12 Feb '10, 04:07

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But these sayings were all written by men, who were perhaps just beginning to understand the majesty, the power and the glory that is God.

I was frightened out of my wits too when I was attacked by something I could not see, but I know THAT was not God. It was not a loving presence.

(12 Feb '10, 04:13) Inactive User ♦♦

Jesus said to him, “‘you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 22:37 – 40) Is it possible to truly love someone that you fear?

(12 Feb '10, 04:16) Inactive User ♦♦

Yes, I am sure that you love your parent but as a child you also feared them as well. Not as thought they were monsters going to eat you up but as your loving parents that that had certains rules that you were suppose to live by as their child. You knew the love was there but they want your respect and want you to do what they said. to do Lorraine. The greatest fear of all would be if God was to pull away from you and that would be an complete emptyness of the soul. No, protections from the evil that surrounds this physical plane that we live in.

(12 Feb '10, 04:59) flowingwater

Some men who wrote the bible were inspired by God and I am sure some wrote in it to put in it what the King James of England but still it is enough in it for all to get a personal relationship with Jesus started and strengthen so that you are strongly connected to him.

(12 Feb '10, 05:01) flowingwater
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