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Best Answer Eric Dierker says
Kathleen Cochran says
Kathleen Cochran. Yes I do agree with you. But I have also lost count of how many time the bible states "Fear Not". The Book of Daniel, Ezekiel and others mentions it many times when talking to prophets.
Genesis 3: 10 (NKJV) states 10 So he said," I heard Your voice in the garden, and was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself". So I ask you, why would Adam fear God.
That is a different question all together.But shame is another emotion which can lead to fear.
Do you believe Adam had fear before he sined? As you stated fear can be the result of shame. Before he sined the was no reason to be ashamed. So could fear within mankind be the result of sin?
No, i do not believe he did, He was under the protection of our Father, and governed all animals in the garden. He had no reason to fear anything.
So, was fear the result of sin? And that is how God knew Adam had ate the forbbiden fruit.
Why not? When both Eve and Adam were cast out of paredise, they left alone to tend for themselves.
SwordofManticorE- I am most greatful for your answer and comments. It's always good to read your Hub's too. God bless
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CynthiAnn- I believe Adam had the ability within him to fear. But it may be that he never experience fear until his first sin. This is a guess on my part.
The Mustache says
Mick S Thank you for your answer. But I do believe it's much more than that because it is an emotion given to us by God.
We need look no further than nature to explain ourselves, certainly not to created stories.
Mick S- If we are not created beings then who would you explain our ability to show the many forms of emotions. If we were not created then wouldn't animal have the many exact emotions as ourselves.?
No, we are animals, all animals have diferent charcteristics, none of this evidence of divine creation.
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I think that there is fear of other thing than just danger. Such as fear of other s finding out our sins with out risk of physical harm. So could it be there is more than one type of fear?
Sakhi Deshmukh says
cjpooja26- I don't know if fear is that simple of a matter. Fear has been with us since the earliest of time. When the time of man began, I don't think relaxation was on their mind alot.
Marcus99- lol, but I could not agree with you more. You could say fear helps keeps us in check.
Terry A. Kennedy says
TerryK81- Thanks for your answer. But I do wonder if God created man with the emotion of fear or was fear within us after man had sinned? I would think that while man lived in the Garden of Eden there was nothing to fear.
You are correct; It's after Adam & Eve sinned by eating the forbidden fruit that they were afraid (Genesis 3:8-10). Like today, a kid misbehaves, parents find out, kid knows they know: We now have fear, in this case, of a butt-whoopin
As I had mentioned to Ericdierker above, does fear have a direct relationship to sin. We as humans tend to hid our sins. And have the fear of them being discovered by others. As a result Jesus later died on the cross to save us from sin.
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We have what is refered to as Fight or Flight, which is this protective mechanism which you are referring too. It is always present when fear becomes strong. It's what keeps us alive when there's the will to live. It's is in each of us.
Mike Marks says
MICHAEL??!! JACKSON???!! just kidding; good answer.
Deepes Mind says
Thanks Deepes Mind, in the answer and comments with The Mustache it was mentioned there are two types of fear and I think you just described both in your answer. And I must agree that the absence of of fear is not the same as understanding purpose