God Has Not Given Us a Spirit of Fear

   “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”  2 Timothy 1:7 (King James Version).

   As believers, we need to talk about the elephant in the room that is fear. We all fear something at some time or another, but what we do with that fear can have a dramatic effect of how that fear affects our situation. Many are paralysed by fear, incapable of making a decision that is not driven by fear. Many, particularly those in the media and the government, push fear upon others as they constantly whip the public into a frenzy of fear and panic so that they might leverage that fear into control. Once you successfully convince someone they need to fear something, you take away the rational thought that governs the decision making process and replace it with emotionally driven choices that need not follow logic, facts or reasoning. The Bible does not instruct us to confront fear with more fear. We do not fight fear with opinion or division, but rather Scripture confronts fear head on with the Truth. 

   Truth is not a subjective shade of reasoning we all have our own version of, Truth is objective because our feelings and opinions do not define Truth. The Truth is the Gospel, the power that we have, as believers, to battle everything from fear to the flames of Hell is that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who died for the sins of mankind. You see, once yo ...

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