In the English translation of the Bible, we are admonished to fear God. Most readers misinterpret this directive. They believe that one must fear God in the literal sense.
To understand the true meaning of fear in the Biblical context as related to God, one must superimpose the fact that GOD IS LOVE, and therefore nothing to fear. It is impossible to fear the love of God as well as impossible to fear the God of love. As such, it is necessary to substitute the word love for the word fear, wherever it is encountered in Scripture, except where it refers to Satan.
The word fear in our relationship with God, in our modern translation of the Bible, actually means and combination of respect and love. To God, love and respect have the same meaning, as they are both honor from the heart.
One must fear Satan in the literal sense, for the spirit of Satan can only reside in the human heart; and as the human flesh is weak, we are the perfect hosts for Satan. Therefore Satan is continuously looking for a way to enter our hearts and lead us down the paths of destruction, of not only our individual souls, but the destruction of Gods Planet Eden as well.
If we truly love God we will conduct our lives according to THE GOLDEN RULE OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM. (www.goldenruleministries.org
If we truly respect God we will conduct our lives according to THE GOLDEN RULE OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM.
If we truly fear Satan we will conduct our lives according to THE GOLDEN RULE OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM, for in so doing, Satan will not be able to enter our hearts and corrupt our souls.
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