Bible Discussion Thread

  • Glenda Fisher on 1 John 4
    What does verse 18 mean?
  • Jon Wilford - in Reply on 1 John 4
    Glenda, what is the context of your question in 1st John 4:18? The subject that is being taught (starts in verse 4:7) is that God is love in vs 4:18 it simply means that there is no fear in love for our Father and there is no such thing as fear nor room for doubt in and through God AND NEVER MAKE A DECISION BASED ON FEAR. Anyone that is using fear to cause a reaction is of satan, not God. God is in charge but He expects us to use our common sense and spiritual discernment to navigate through these chaotic times.
  • Duncan - in Reply on 1 John 4
    God is love and if you have accepted Jesus in your heart God the Father, God the son and God the holy spirit will come and dwell in your heart.

    and keep you in perfect peace This means that you will be with love in your heart which cannot torment you because God is love. you will be made perfect as a new creation because his spirit dwells in us. And This happens when you repent and believe in him.

    1 john 4:13

    13 By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.

    Also, it's important to remember that Jesus is the light

    John 1:5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.

    Pray and ask for more understanding God is faithful to shows us amen
  • Baker - in Reply
    Hi Glenda

    There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

    A quick recap , when Assuming you've read the chapter , and learnig the Love of God ,,, Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have (boldness) in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

    The only thing we have to fear is, fear itself , fear shows lack of faith , lack of faith shows lack of trust , fear shows weakness , fear hath torment , fear causes worry , worry makes bad decisions .

    Are we to have Love made perfect in this world, as he is , casting out fear , having boldness ?

    It's something I think we all have to be mindful of seeing how the darts come at us from all angles , and they don't wear a sign saying hey I work for the other guy !
  • Sammi - in Reply on 1 John 4
    God is pure , His love is pure , His love for you is pure , His love for you is real and powerful . If you love Him , truly love Him with all your heart then it follows that you trust Him . If you trust Him and His love for you then you have nothing to fear in this life . If you have that intimate connection with God , that love , trust , faith connection then you don't have to fear anything that this life throws at you . You may still suffer adversities and troubles but your love and trust for God , your faith in His love and righteousness and mercy for you , will keep your worldly fears in check . When you know , for sure in your heart , that He is with you every step , every day , then how can you fear ? Psalm 23 . The only fear we should have is the fear that we will displease Him , Matthew chapter ten , verses 26-31. Psalm 34 . Revelation chapter 21 verse 8 , the fearful are akin to unbelievers . Proverbs chapter 28 verse 1 .Hebrews chapter four , verses 12-16 .

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