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Human Emotion #5 Fear

Finally getting back to the 6 part series on human emotions. Today’s topic is fear. The definition of fear from Wikpedia is as follows:

Fear is an emotional response to a threat. It is a basic survival mechanism occurring in response to a specific stimulus, such as pain or the threat of danger. Some psychologists such as John B. Watson, Robert Plutchik, and Paul Ekman have suggested that fear is one of a small set of basic or innate emotions. This set also includes such emotions as joy, sadness, and anger. Fear should be distinguished from the related emotional state of anxiety, which typically occurs without any external threat. Additionally, fear is related to the specific behaviors of escape and avoidance, whereas anxiety is the result of threats which are perceived to be uncontrollable or unavoidable.  Worth noting is that fear always relates to future events, such as worsening of a situation, or continuation of a situation that is unacceptable.

So I wonder why do so many humans fear God.  Is He a threat to their existence?  The website Got Questions has a good answer for what it mean’s to fear God.  Different meanings for the unbeliever and the believer. Follow this link to keep reading

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10/2 John 7-9

There is so much going on in these 3 chapters.  I think I will focus in on chapter 8.  The story of the woman caught in adultery proves that Jesus came as he said, to seek and save the lost and not to condemn.

1But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. 3The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group 4and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. 5In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” 6They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.

I think anyone less than the Son of God would not be able to answer their questions in such a way as to force them to admit their own sin publicly.  But in one short sentence, just 19 words, he stopped them cold. Follow this link to keep reading

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