Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Creating Fear

The greatest strength of the idols of power and deadly force is their ability to create fear in the human heart by deceiving those who are afraid. When people are controlled by their fears, those who are different are seen as dangerous. Each of us has experienced fear when informed of threats from peoples across the seas or by other ethnic, racial, or religious groups across town.—America and Its Guns: A Theological Expose, page 85

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"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.

"We love because he first loved us. Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister." 1 John 4:18–21 NIV

What more is there to say? John says it all...
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