Paul's Passing Thoughts

Fear and Love

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on September 20, 2017

ppt-jpeg4Fear dominates humanity. In fact, it saturates every level of human existence. Individually, it plagues us with thoughts of uncertainty, lack of confidence, and fear of an unknown future. Fear is not only a very poor prognosticator, but a deliberate liar; very little of what we fear comes true. Medically, in almost every case, fear is present as an agitator delighting in torment if not the primary culprit itself. And fear is always the weapon of choice for those who want to control us.

Fear is also accepted as a natural experience that has a cosmic right to be present. From there it plies its ability to compound itself and debilitate. No foe dumbs down human potential and a positive life experience more than fear.

According to the Bible, the formula is simple: condemnation leads to death/judgement and all fear flows from this dynamic. God’s law, the Bible, not only defines all of these realities, but creates certainty as set against fear’s uncertainty. The Bible states that ALL sin worthy of condemnation is imputed to the law. God created the law to define sin; apart from the law, there is no sin.

Then Christ came to end the law. Say to all dominated by fear: “Embrace Christ, and there is no law to judge you.” The apostle Paul stated it this way: “The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.”

Many want to control us through fear by presenting God in a certain way. How do you control people who are under no law that can condemn? You cannot; they are free souls. This is what slander is all about; if they have nothing on you to condemn, they will make something up, and since people who are under law have a tendency to feel guilty to begin with, slander is a very effective tool for controlling people.

However, those who embrace Christ are still under a law. The Bible calls it, “under grace.” The word “grace” simply means, “love in action, or help.” In every single place we see the word “grace” in the Bible, the word “love” fits in the context. Grace speaks to God’s love in action.

This now involves God’s dual purpose for the Bible. For the imputation of all sin that condemns, and the standard for loving God and others; it is a law that brings death for those not of Christ, and a law that brings life and love more abundantly for those in Christ.

Christ’s death and resurrection established the gateway to this salvation; the new birth. How certain should you be that you are not condemned in Christ? “Where there is no law there is no sin.” Those in Christ stand in no court that can condemn eternally. Even if a believer where to be taken to such a court, the judge has no law, and would say…

“There is no fear in love, but mature love casts out fear. Depart in peace, there is no condemnation for I have no law that condemns you.”

paul

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  1. John said, on September 20, 2017 at 10:07 AM

    I wish those who doubt our (my) description/experiences/incidents with Calvinism/Reformed Nonsense, Protestantism as a whole, could just be in that position of condemnation for one day; could see the (unfounded) fear it brings; could see the results that horrible thing of Satan and his silly co-workers bring about. You’ll shiver. It is unholy, demonic, vulgar, and death.

    That thing, Protestantism in its vile completeness, contradicts the Bible 100 percent; it binds and ties up, rapes, and murders. The New Birth (being born again) brings with it freedom, salvation (duh), peace, true love, and a sense of real belonging and purpose. It cannot fake.

    Ya know; the choice is ours. Please get your loved ones out of that thing. It kills; it knows nothing else.

    Thank you for a great piece, Paul.

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  2. Andy Young, PPT contributing editor said, on September 20, 2017 at 10:24 AM

    I wish those who are under the condemnation of the institutional church could feel what it is like to experience the true freedom of no longer being under condemnation! If they only knew what it was like, for just one day, they would NEVER go back!!!

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  3. John said, on September 20, 2017 at 12:52 PM

    Exactly what I said, but with roses. Good one, Andy!

    Yes, once true freedom has been tasted and experienced, and once the God of the Bible is known for who He is (and not that caricature of control, punishment, and pain that Protestantism sells), who in his/her right mind would go back? Go back to God’s enemy? Never.

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  4. Andy Young, PPT contributing editor said, on September 20, 2017 at 2:26 PM

    Hope I didn’t step on your toes, John. Wasn’t trying to one-up you, just restating your EXCELLENT comment with a different twist!

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  5. John said, on September 21, 2017 at 4:06 AM

    Andy, not at all! You restated it so well. Two different points of view/angles that point at the same thing: freedom from condemnation. Just last night, A Calvinist lady on the radio proudly (yes, proudly) said that she is not always sure if she’s a Christian. “There,” I thought, “is part of the many faces and aspects of condemnation.”

    I don’t think I have to explain the tangle she is in.

    No, Andy, I liked your comment. Listen, if you want to step on my toes, send me an ESV “Bible” or Calvin’s Demonic Institutes and tell me the truth lies in those.

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  6. Andy Young, PPT contributing editor said, on September 21, 2017 at 7:38 AM

    That is so sad; to not know know if one is saved or not! Yet this is exactly what Protestantism produces – fear of condemnation and lack of assurance. What a stark contrast from:

    “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may KNOW that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” ~ 1 John 5:13

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  7. John said, on September 21, 2017 at 10:28 AM

    Yes, and all because there’s no New Birth because it’s a false and “another” gospel; “another” Jesus. And it is sad indeed, hence my continual pleas to our loved ones/friends to leave that thing; to come out of her.

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