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To: circlecity

“Your problem is with scripture. As noted above “The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom” is a direct quote from the Psalms, Proverbs and the book of Ecclesiastes. “

The original word translated as “fear” in each of the scriptures you noted can be translated as “reverence.” Look it up.

Fear, like the doubt in Peter when he was walking on the water, will cause one to sink away from God.

In demons it is the fear of God that causes them to run. Demons had to obey Jesus out of fear as they thought His Love would kill them, just as the eunuchs were killed when they touched the ark of the covenant. If you fear God, then there must be a demon in you that creates the fear! Luke 8:37 Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave them; for they were seized with great fear. So he got into the boat and returned.

I have no fear of God and I never will as fear would cause me to run from, rather than embrace God.

Fear shuts down the heart, Love opens the heart. I prefer to be open and allow the Holy Spirit to flow into me.

Do you fear your wife or love her? It’s virtually impossible to do both at the same time unless you really don’t understand LOVE.

Luke 8:50
When Jesus heard this, he replied, “Do not fear. Only believe, and she will be saved.”


41 posted on 11/30/2012 10:58:41 AM PST by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired
"The original word translated as “fear” in each of the scriptures you noted can be translated as “reverence.” Look it up."

Oh, I am quite familiar with the Hebrew word "yir'ah" (yr'h) and while reverance is an included aspect it is still properly translated as fear and included fear as traditionally understood. See: Ex 20:20 when Moses tells the scared people "Do not fear" - same word. This is why it is translated as fear in the KJV, NIV, ESV, NASB and RSV. I imagine the same is true with the Catholic translations also but I'm not really as well read in DR or NAB as I am in the others.

49 posted on 11/30/2012 11:46:55 AM PST by circlecity
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