edited: Thursday, November 01, 2007
By D. Scott Arant
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Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2007
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Scott asks God about the fear of God and how it relates to us today...
Scott, so many of my children have been taught to fear God. This fear they believe, is the fear and reverence of God. This thought is found in the scriptures throughout and is a mistranslation by those who translated the bible as you know it today.
I know you have been taught differently by those of the clergy who have motivations of keeping you in the faith. They are of the persuasion that if they teach you the fear of God and that God is to be feared, that this will somehow keep you on the “straight and narrow”, so to speak. In actuality, they have caused you a great disservice in your understanding of God, its nature, character and how God operates and relates to you.
GOD NEVER HAS TO BE FEARED! I repeat…GOD NEVER HAS TO BE FEARED! Neither does God want you to fear it. You see, God, the divine, the creator does not have an egotistical view of itself. God has a knowing. God has understanding. The divine perceives differently than how most who you have been raised to perceive.
This teaching is an “old energy” teaching that has worked to put my people under guilt and servitude of others throughout countless generations of time. This teaching again goes back to the premise that God is conditional in its love for you. God is not conditional in its love for you…you are. Mankind does not understand my fatherly and motherly nature that I possess.
You have been taught a doctrine of patriarchy, that God is an angry God and that HE (male image) is out to consume you if you mess up and sin. The scriptures passed down to you seem to support this premise. The church and other religious organizations, as well as your parents, have told you this mis-truth of me…and you believed it “hook, line and sinker”.
Do you as parents want your children to be afraid and scared of you? If you do, you have a warped idea of who you are, and who your children are. Parents are to be the loving support of their children even if they disagree with their behavior. They are to model love and kindness so that their offspring will have a better feeling of who God is. This is a great responsibility of parents. If they fear you…they will inherently fear me, for they will project the love of their parents onto their God. This will be experienced as a false reality of God to your children. You cannot fear me and love me at the same time…the two things just don’t mix.
I ask you this question…how can you fear God and love God at the same time? I know many believe this can be done…but it is impossible. As long as you fear me, or think I am out to “get” you, or condemn you for your sins, you will not completely love me. Our relationship will be lop-sided and imbalanced in a negative way. You cannot fear God and love him at the same time.
If you think this way it will sabotage our relationship. It will hurt our intimacy and our love relationship. You will not be able to come into a place of friendship with me…how can you be my friend if you have this idea I am out to get you someday? I can’t be a good reality can it my child? Do you understand that I will not treat you like your earthly parents did? They taught you judgment, and that God was mean, like them, at times. I am not like them my precious child. My ways are so much different than what you have been modeled and taught by them. My love is completely without any conditions, because I accept you my beloved as you are. I always have, and I always will…world without end…eternally…unconditionally…no, “ifs, ands, or buts” about it.
God is not a man that he will lie to you. When God says it, you can embrace and believe it. You can stake your very life on it. I will not fail you. Others will fail and forsake you, but I will not my precious child…my love.
So, please change your belief here about fearing me…it is unnecessary and irrelevant to our relationship…in fact, it is a sick belief and one that will not serve us. Put it away. Divorce yourself from this belief. When you do this, and realize that there is nothing you can do or act to deserve my wrath, you will be on the road to wholeness. When you embrace this new thought, which is actually not a new thought, that I love you and want to have an intimacy and friendship with you, and that I am not out to hurt you or destroy you…all will be well with you.
You will then begin to notice that your life unfolds and blossoms as a rose. You will come into a relationship that will transcend all earthly relationships. You will have a love you have never experienced heretofore. Are you ready for this new relationship? You can only be ready as you shed the old and take on the new. The older teachings will not serve our relationship any more. You have this choice my child…it is all in your power to change this old belief and replace it with the new one…the one that will serve you and me throughout all eternity.
I always love you…
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|Reviewed by Stephanie Sawyer
|The term 'fear' in its origin speaks to the act of giving reverence, not standing afraid. It means to stand in awe. This is what is not being taught any longer, sadly.
Yet, isn't the errant notion of 'fearing God' (being afraid) a mark of the generation from out of the depression era when the rod was used to silence children? It was a mark of a different way of living when children where to be 'seen, but not heard'. The standard originated from a different state of mind where being on acceptable terms with God was clearly unthinkable. Thank God... and I mean that literally, we know better! We stand in reverence of God, fearing (reverencing) Him because He loves us first.
|Reviewed by Malcolm Watts (Reader)
|Nice update from God. Too bad God is only a pigment of mans imagination. According to the church I went too growing up, because I have rejected God, I will be eternally damned to hell. This seems like ultimate overkill doesn't it. As Bob Dylan sang, " God said Abe, you're going to kill me a son...Abe said " God, you must be puttin' me on. " Mankind must grow beyond myths of afterlife and God and learn to love and help one another for the brief time we exist on this planet for that is all there is. Malcolm Watts|