Do you fear God?

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    I hear people talking about fearing God and I don't think I understand why. I don't fear God, I trust God to do what is right for me. Sometimes I need lessons that aren't very pleasant, but I don't fear them or God for giving them to me. So I'm wondering if there's some way to take the phrase that I'm not understanding.

    Atheists and other non-believers I would really appreciate it if you could not derail the thread, I really want to hear what other believers think without the usual flaming that accompanies "religious" threads.

    Thanks :)
     
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    non believes in your god?

    no i do not fear my goddess...she is my mentor and strength....life is riddled with trials and errors....i really dont believe there is some one diety up there guiding it all.....
     
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    People who believe in hell obviously fear god.
     
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    Anyone clever enough can justify virtually any act. Lying, cheating, rape, robbery, torture , murder. Every one of these acts is being perpetrated with government sanction somewhere in the world this very minute.

    Not only can we not rely on the force of government to stop these acts, often it is the government encouraging them.

    To know and believe the Word of God is to understand that there is an absolute right and wrong. No matter the justifications that men accept as valid, before God, no man is justified.

    The fear of God puts an inner check on the actions of men. Actions that both our culture and our government often encourage.
     
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    Fear of God does not mean fear like from a gun, but rather to give respect and to appreciate his power.
     
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    You know.......I saw this in a Torah study lesson once. Fear of God basically means being scared of going against His Law (The Torah), because doing so results in death.

    Think about it.........the 10 Commandments basically state 2 things.....remember who God is (the first 3) and the others are there to keep you from getting murdered (Commandment 4 is "Thou shalt not murder".)

    The rest of them are to keep you from putting yourself in a place to be murdered. If you commit adultry, someone will kill you. If you lie, same deal. Don't honor your parents? You may be murdered.

    But, once you understand the rules (don't murder, remember who God is), the rest is simple.

    One time, a friend of mine stated that the do nots are there to tell you what not to do. What do you do then? Everything else.

    I really feel that more people should talk to a rabbi every now and again to see this.
     
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    I fear NOTHING!






    ... except the Gunny .... *shudder*
     
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    Actually, I'm a bit nervous around Gunny myself.
     
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    If we all fear Gunny, maybe he thinks he's god!

    You guys don't need to fear god, He invented Satan and homos for that.
     
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    Absolutely not.

    Why would can any christian fear God?

    The NT God is a loving god, not a vengeful, jealous one.





     

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