Sunday, December 7, 2008

Random thought

Fear of hell does not equal fear of God.

This thought just popped into my head. Agree? Disagree? I'll muse on this some more at a later time.

1 comment:

nebelle said...

Think it depends on the wording when you ask the question and whether or not a person is saved. Does the person you are asking fear hell because it is hot or do they understand that it is a place totally devoid of God's presence and influence? A fear of hell can bring people into a relationship with Jesus Christ, but so can a fear of "God" as a punisher or random diety. I think "fear" changes to a "healthy respect and reverence" when you come to know the character of God and are (hopefully) saved. If you don't believe in God, then your fear is pretty much all the same.