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Fear of God?


I often see or hear people talking about "the fear of God", or being a "God-fearing" person. No one has been able to explain to me why they would fear the Deity they believe in. Why would you fear a just, merciful God? Can you explain this to me? Verses are welcome (please provide translation - KJV, NIV etc).

 

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    Elijah A Alexander Jr (The0NatureBoy) 2 years ago

    There are 2 basic definitions to fear, 1) To be afraid of to the point you shut down all factuality's except defensive, 2) To approach with cautious learning and most people are not aware we are to approach god for our education, man schools us.

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    Julie McFarland (JMcFarland) 2 years ago

    Can you explain to me how the doctrine of hell - the belief that those who do not believe in that particular god will be thrown into everlasting fire to be tortured forever - is a punishment out of love?


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    Jacqui (jlpark) 2 years ago

    Thanks for your answer Austin.

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 2 years ago

    Thanks for your answer Manatita

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 2 years ago

    Thanks for your answer The0

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 2 years ago

    Thanks for your answer Snowman


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    Jacqui (jlpark) 2 years ago

    Thanks for your answer JT


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