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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
4:18 There is no fear in love - No slavish fear can be where love reigns. But perfect, adult love casteth out slavish fear: because such fear hath torment - And so is inconsistent with the happiness of love. A natural man has neither fear nor love; one that is awakened, fear without love; a babe in Christ, love and fear; a father in Christ, love without fear.
1Jo 4:18 There is no fear in love. There may be reverential fear, but there is no terror. Fear of God gives way to love. Fear hath torment. Because it fills us with forebodings.
Sebastian's comment on 2013-10-30 17:43:22:
"For God hath not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of a love, and of a sound mind". 2 Tim 1:7
BSP's comment on 2013-10-30 16:17:14:
This is a powerful verse showing how love is way more superior than fear. True love can cause one to overcome their fears and risk their lives for what they love.
Happiness John's comment on 2013-10-17 03:34:21:
Jn.14:15 says, if you love me keep my commandment.
The only way one can be perfect in love is by keeping or obeying God's commandment, reading the scripture, singing songs of praises to God, pleasing God with your daily services, and been prayerful always. A feeling of glad any time you do some good or pleasant, that is the presents of the spirit of God in a man.
Then, the spirit of God in you will automatically tell you, you don't have reason to fear any circumtances.
Janie's comment on 2013-09-27 07:22:31:
My anxiety and panic was coming from a rejection of myself for having it. This verse freed me from it. Self hatred or rejection of parts of self cause fear. Give yourself the same respect and love you give to others. Love yourself, than you can love others.
Gitta's comment on 2013-08-19 11:56:18:
God is perfect love.
The more of Him you get filled up with then the fear must leave.
You get filled up with Him by reading the christian Bible, fellowshipping with like-minded believers, singing songs to Him, talking with Him through out the day.
Fears will be replaced by Jesus (perfect love).
Suzanne's comment on 2013-08-16 19:55:52:
This verse is my favorite, its power heals anxieties!
Thomas's comment on 2013-07-17 13:11:46:
GOD is love. The love towards GOD reaches to HIM and the same love returns to our soul in perfect form in divine nature anointed by HIS HOLY SPIRIT. Such love cast out fear from a person.
David's comment on 2013-07-15 19:42:57:
When we come to know him who is love we are absorbed into his love and have perfect confidence.
Komolafe Jeremiah's comment on 2013-03-01 07:50:36:
There is no fear in love. Perfect love casts out fear. This is because fear punishes and defrauds us but love rewards us with blessings. There is no reason to fear in demonstrating perfect love because he that loves abides in God and has God's backing/defense. Demonstrating perfect love (i.e. loving one another) is an act of obedience to God's commandment and whoever obeys or hearkens to God's voice shall dwell in safety, no evil shall befall him.
Brady's comment on 2012-03-04 12:05:29:
I would say that this is a state of mind that none save christ himself was able to achieve consistently his whole life. Perfect love is available in knowing and talking with god daily. He will guide you and help cast out the fear. God is perfect love
Rosie's comment on 2010-08-03 19:46:01:
How do I become perfect in love so that fear will no longer be apart of my daily life?
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