reply to post by liveandlearn
Fear of God is good!
It actually is free will.
Why is it free will?
When one has Love for God and looks at Gods creation,how cannot he/she fear God when He says that ''I hold the Keys '' to heavan and hell?
It is in the best interest of mankind that He says to Fear God,not out of malice!
Out of Love for Mankind, God took Flesh and became Man to save man which brought literal DEATH to all mankind...
In FEAR of God...one also does the Will of God....not out of fear of being bashed, but in fear of God as HE is the Judge of mankind,and therefore
having this FEAR of Him, we look at doing good for OUR benefit and OUR Free will.
Eg/We dont get people committing murders because of revenge, as this would have them be committed to Jail by MANS LAW!
Some actually have no FEAR at all...and this alone gets people into trouble.
We are told to fear nothing...is this a good thing, or a bad thing?
I guess it depends on how one is to look at what type of fear it is...Are we using fear as a control mechanism to control others?
Does this not go against man's free will?
Fear is a good thing when used for good intentions...the end result should be Free will, and not fear 'scare tactics' of holding someone against
their free will.
Is FEAR being used on mankind today?
You be the judge of that!
When fear is used for the good of one, then it is truly beneficial and not some type of control...
Hope Im making sense...?
having loosed the pangs of death....(Literal DEATH was brought by SIN)
because it was not possible for him to be held or conquered by them" [Acts 2:24...Although as Man,he was also in FEAR of His HUMAN form that feared
GOD in being not able to be with God?(He as Human felt pain and suffering,but was immune to Death as He was God!)
"stricken and afflicted" Isaiah 53:5....God was needed to DESTROY what brought DEATH to all of mankind...as this was also Prophesied Old
It was only God who was able to do this,as the Son(human nature)of God...
Man went against God, so God became Flesh to Save man of Whom He created.
Did God have to save man?
No, but as God loved what He created, He chose to DIE a HUMAN Death to free man of the Old Testament curse,which came upon man.
Without the Resurrection, we have no hope.
If no Resurrection took place, then we too have been fooled and will see DEATH...death is something MAN cannot escape..whether Rich or Poor,slave or
free....our bodies will simply fill back the earth as from which they were created!
The Soul of man is what goes back to whom Gave it.