The gospel begins with these words from the Angels: "Don't be afraid Mary don't be afraid."
The risen Christ, the first words to his
disciples, "Don't be afraid there is nothing to fear here."
The writer to
the epistles to the Hebrews said that "Jesus came to take away the fear
of death" and then the writer of first John says that "Perfect love casts
The word that is used for "casting out" is the same word used for "casting out" demons. God's perfect love casts out all of
The fear of punishment, the fear of hell, the fear that God
is somehow out to get us, the fear that somehow were not going to be
good enough, the fear that we are not going to make it.
The fact is that
we live in the universe where from Gods perspective, fear has been cast
out of heaven like lightning.
We no longer have to fear death or dying
because we believe in a God of life, a God of hope, a God who brings
resurrection, Who will bring wholeness and a new creation that will be so
extraordinary that words cannot describe it.
And that is our
- from the documentary Hellbound?