Why do you Fear God?

Doesnt God love us unconditionally which to me would equal also forgiving. So if he is forgiving why fear him. Please try to think for yourself. dont give me bible scriptures


I dont believe in the bible or anything man made or written. For that was to control others with FEAR. Do you fear your parents. if not then why fear God. you dont need to Fear him to respect him.

Update 2:

Do you ever think that passing in your sleep is just your time to go. so wouldnt that just say to live you life to the fullest. I have had many horrible things happen to me. That is how i got started on my spiritual path 6 years ago. But it didnt start to make sense until the time was right. I can now look back and see the leason God wanted me to learn. I dont believe in Hell either. Next question.

Update 3:

I have to thank you for your answers but you just proved to me how brainwashed you are from the bible and religion. to see the truth is to not fear God.

Update 4:

I am far from decieved. It is called thinking for yourself and following your heart. For your spirit knows the truth. follow it. You dont need a bible or religion to teach you right from wrong. you already know it. Its called you conscience.

Update 5:

Haug you seem to know more then others. thank you for you honest opinion. yes God has no hate it is just a human emotion. Kudos to you.

22 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favourite answer

    I cannot believe some of these answers. "Fear" has NEVER meant anything any different than it does now. It is clear in both the Old Testament & New that one should "fear" god because he is a vindictive, sadistic punisher.

    I just... to see people entirely change the etymology of a word just to try and explain their version of 'God' is the height of ignorance. The word "fear" is used very obviously in the Bibles. It certainly doesn't mean "to worship".

    *Head explodes*

    You people - you made the Cookie Monster's head explode!

    *Goes back to being exploded*

  • Ria
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    If I believed in God, I would fear him.

    Why do you think he is unforgiving? All loving? Is it from bible scriptures? If yes, than you have to take into account the many other bible scriptures where he isn't loving, and far from forgiving (he is a firm believer of punishing future generations for the sins of their ancestors).

    You ask for no scriptures, is it because you know there are hundreds that show God to be anything but loving? He even describes himself as vengeful!

    Something all loving would not create a hell- it's infinite punishment for finite crimes. Where is the love?

    Or perhaps you just *think* he is all loving, you *feel* it in your heart... where is your evidence for that? If you believe in the God of the bible, you should believe in the word of the bible.

    Source(s): evilbible.com
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    because you do not see him, thats what makes God so frightengly powerful and mighty, its the whole point of not seeing Him, he is forgiving and merciful because we do mistakes and He will always be patient but if you have a complety negative attitude in your belief and think that you are God yourself then you will be reminded what a mistake you are doing...to the point that you can even die in your sleep, you are NEVER guaranteed to wake up again in the morning and before you know it, you are up by God ready to judged on your life, its better to believe in someone up there rather than thinking you are the only ONE, which atheists do think sadly!!! One day something terible will happen to you, something when you least expect it to and then you will remember God, ppl only do remember God went bad things happen or they are depressed cos you jus neva know when you will die..you could die right now after having read this post, this is so how fearful you should be of God.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well if you don't believe in the Bible how do you possibly expect to know God? The Bible was written by men who GOD Created! Are you saying God cannot control a few people that He created to be a Secretary for Him? And that He hasn't the power to reveal Himself through the Word by the power of the Holy Spirit? Wow you are deceived.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    We do not fear god - we fear the followers of god who have become intolerant, hate filled warmongers. Splitting the church into factions, denying education, science, evolution and everything else!!!

    They are destroying the church from the inside and turning it into something that a good and just society will find more and more difficult to tolerate. Indeed criminal law is now being used in a number of countries to curb their excesses!!!!

    Pundits are now referring to the "post Christian era"!!!!!

    So not God - his followers!!!! Hate is a human emotion!!!!

  • 1 decade ago

    Fear (Reverent Awe by definition) of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. Prov 1:7

    Source(s): Gramma
  • NOJ
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    If God loves unconditionally why does he punish us for an eternity based on the minuscule amount of time we spend on Earth?

  • SPAH
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    People fear things that they don't know about. And, there isn't actually any real proof of him existing. Then, that doubt of him existing causes more fear. At least, that's what I think it may be. I can't answer for myself, though. I'm not actually scared of him.

  • 1 decade ago

    You love your parents unconditionally (or you should) and you feared them at times. My dog loves me unconditionally and fears disappointing me. Dont confuse psychology with scriptures verses.

  • 1 decade ago

    I fear him as I know by myself I can't do it, or go on, or complete this life. If one was to die and get really scared in his or her passing he or she needs someone to call to. As we are born with parents the earthly is symbolic of the heavenly.

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