Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fear - The Opposite of Faith

We think of the opposite of faith as doubt. And from a certain perspective, it is. But from another perspective, the opposite is fear. Doubt can even be seen as the fear that God's truth and promises are not true. "Do not fear" is one of the most common statements of Scripture. We live in a world full of fears, real and imagined. It is only as we put our faith in God that we can face those fears (Proverbs 3:5,6; Psalms 37:3-6; Hebrews 11:6). In future posts I would like to look at our fears and ask how faith in God speaks to those fears. We live in a time when we seem to be surrounded by fears. I do not claim to have any easy, pat answers, but I think we need to face the issue and discuss it.

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