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A “Religion” of fear…


Dan Edelen has put together an excellent post.

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If you asked me what I thought was the general feeling sweeping the contemporary Church in America, I wouldn’t hesitate for a second. It’s fear.

Each day, my email inbox fills with messages of conspiracy, worries of persecution, legal rights abridgments, last days mania, and so on. What troubles me most is that I don’t ever get these messages from unbelievers but only from the Body of Christ.

If I were a visitor from another planet come to investigate the blue planet Earth, my assessment of American Christians would be that they are the most frightened people on the planet and that large chunks of their day are spent worrying about one threat after another…

Read here, Not a Faith of Fear

3 comments on “A “Religion” of fear…

  1. It is quite possible that many have not repented and therefore really don’t know their Savior…for if they did, I hasten to say they would not fear…for if one reads His Word…one would hear “Fear Not, O little flock…” All this could be a dose of unbelief rising its ugly head and the American Church is so caught up with easy believism and decisionism that the true essence of the Gospel message has been diluted and is much like weak coffee… We all need the Truth…because only the Truth will set you free… Indeed…!

  2. “What troubles me most is that I don’t ever get these messages from unbelievers but only from the Body of Christ.”

    Think about that statement…is it that believers see something that non-believers don’t?…And, shouldn’t believers see something that non-believers don’t? Is the fear a result of not being grounded in the Word and not seeing things for what they are? Is it a result of not understanding that these things must happen? Is some of the fear because of said faith instead of true faith or maybe even immature faith in a true christian?

    Most definitely, fear is not from God. He does not give us that spirit. Yet, not all of us are afraid even as we see the signs.

    I agree there are way too many christians that are afraid and are standing for things that are warned about in the Word. This mentality of fixing things ourselves is exactly what we are not supposed to fall in to. We are warned about getting caught up in the things of this world.

    Politically active christians promoting violence. Hatered for a set group of sins that we see in some of our churches today that leads to violence. Dominionists and Reconstructionists and their plans to take the world back for Jesus. We were never told to do that and I’m still scratching my head trying to figure out exactly how these things are biblically justied.

    Anyway, there are those who completely ignore the signs, and those who can’t discern the signs…who run off on rabbit trails and forget that disinformation and misinformation run rampant and finally, there are those who watch the signs and rejoice that in every day that goes by, the closer we get to seeing our King!

    I think that as we notice the times, the signs we were told to watch for, for example in Luke 21…more than ever we need to look up! For our redemtion draws nigh.

    24And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

    25And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;

    26Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

    27And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.

    28And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

  3. I look forward to every new day and what ever comes we are one day closer to the Lord and the righteousness he will bring.
    1Jo 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
    1Jo 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

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