Quote of the Day: Fearing God

I love the idea of fearing God. Some have a hard time with it and some have never really been introduced to it so I always like to post a good quote when I come across one.

Scripture is full of commands to fear God and it is also full of commands not to be afraid. If we fear God, we need not be afraid of anyone or anything else. But if we don’t fear God, we have reason to be afraid of other things. You fear God when you come to grips with the fact that he is right and you are not, and he is in charge and you are not. “…that he may learn to fear the Lord his God.” (Deut. 17:19)

–Randy Alcorn via Facebook

2 Responses to “Quote of the Day: Fearing God”

  1. 1 Cinnamon Shiva

    Zealot Christians fascinate me. I often wonder if I could daun their cloak and behave as they do, in the name of hope something unseen watches, approves, sits as parent and judge, and is well pleased.

    Perhaps I shall fake it one day. Just to feel the energy present in a clan such as that.

    But until that day, if it ever comes, I will proffer the following observation about the condition based on the scripture that permits me to arrive at the opinion forthwith.

    Christians worship their god, because his word compels them to be afraid not to. An Omniscient (all knowing), Omnipresent (everywhere present at all times eternally), Omni-genetic (creator of all that is was or shall be), Omnipotent (All powerful) , being created humans in it’s image and likeness from it’s perfect essence.
    How does something claimed to be Omni-benevolent thereafter curse with the penalty of the sin it brought into being, a fallible mortal for making the mistake it could only make if created to be fallible!? How could Omniscience become angry and apply said curse, as if that being it knew before it was born, could surprise it by it’s actions?!
    How is eating of the tree of knowledge or Gnosis, only planted in the Paradise garden by the god that created it, be a bad thing?! Unless ignorance is prescribed by Omniscience who then sits in judgment of errors committed as one of the ignorant! How could eating of the tree bearing the fruit of immortality be a bad thing, when later in the New Testament accepting god in his demigod state as Yeshua, guarantees that self same thing; eternal life!?

    How is it that Christians ask to be redeemed by god, for the curse applied by god the moment they were born!? When before that mortal coil bound their soul to the fallible natural and man made laws of this world it was perfect, while ensconced in the bossom of creator and thus perfection?! Why do Christians ask the one that levied the curse to redeem them of it, by believing in him in another form as Yeshua, when in his god form he made that salvation from it’s applied curse, possible?!
    To live one’s entire life hoping to please Omniscience, which that believer imagines can be surprised.

    On second thought, I don’t think I could ever live as a Zealot Christian. I can not see giving my life to the god made in the image and likeness of the most depraved human. Nor can I ever discredit that what can create all that causes me to stand in awe, as being that dumb when it comes to creating little me.

  2. 2 Scripture Zealot

    Cinnamon, God has given you a gift for writing and humility.

    I wish you felt differently about God. Maybe someday. Don’t worry about those Zealot Christians, whoever they are…

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