scottlol . .typo .. produces ..Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:31pm126.96.36.199the fear of the Lord ..
What it isn't:
Some would say it is an unhealthy arrangement causing those who believe, or otherwise, to walk, talk, and act as if they are always being watched and waiting for the boom to be lowered ... as consequence for sin, bd behaviour, wrong thinking .. etc...
Some would say it is a power trip by those in charge over those who aren't ascribing to them a higher status then to lower ones within a movement.
Some would say "fear" means we should always walk in a way as not to upset God because he made us for better things and expects we should live up to His higher goals or expect termination and extinction to places we'd rather not end up in .. ie hell .. fire brimstone .. wormwood .. your call..
Why it isn't: People who act in fear are not acting as if they are loved. It is an expectaiton God's able to cover sin just as He stated .. and in that .. there is an enablement to acheive some sort of balance between righteousness and holyness as prescribed in the Old and New testament ... and not of our own doing .. but of His.
What is produced (or consequence of probably a better term):
Peace .. with God and others .. the actual enabling of living out the ten commandments as if they were pleasing things to do and not laws to contend with.
Thats the nutshell of it anyways .. there is more .. but not sure how far we want to go here ..
- Preduces? Truthteller, Wed Jun 27 1:33pm?? can you clarify?
- lol . .typo .. produces .. scott, Wed Jun 27 9:31pm
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