“Don’t Fear the Doubters.” 10/08/2017 Written by Wally Fry for “Truth in Palmyra”

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 Written by Wally Fry  for “Truth in Palmyra”  @   https://truthinpalmyra.wordpress.com

 Original post @  https://truthinpalmyra.wordpress.com/2017/10/07/dont-fear-the-doubters/

 

Don’t Fear the Doubters.

John 9 21 22

John 9:18-23

The world, in case readers have failed to notice, has become an increasingly hostile place for believers in Jesus Christ. Every day we see belief being pushed from display in the public sphere; even worse is believers being forced by public pressure or legislation to accept and even rejoice in things God’s Word clearly condemns. On the other hand, some never experience any push back from the world, and live a perfectly peaceful Christian life. Why that happens sometimes is worth exploring just a bit.

We can see why this happens to some simply by a quick reading of our story here. The reaction of the parents of the formerly blind man illustrates the point perfectly. They knew this was their son; they knew he had been blind for life and now could see; yet when asked about it they declined to answer to what was quite obvious! “Ask him!” they said. Ask him.

They refused to answer because they “feared the Jews,” and feared being “put out of the Synagogue.” No one is suggesting here that believers need to be reckless or careless in how we share our faith with others. In that regard, each person’s calling is not alike. Yet we might want to ponder this question. How many today live perfectly peaceful Christian lives, with no negative repercussions whatsoever, because of our fear of what will happen to us if we only speak up and tell others what we clearly know to be true?

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P.S. (from bruce)   Our fear of opening our mouths to share our faith, comes from either Satan, or our own flesh…  Look at the boldness the Apostle Peter displayed, after being filled with the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost !!  I am reminded of this scripture, penned by the Apostle John, in…

 

1 John 4:18…  There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. (NKJV)

 

This perfect loveis the love of Christ, which will flood the heart of the Spirit filled Christian, who is Walking in the Spirit” – Galatians 5:16

Here is a link to perhaps the most important post I have made in the last 8+ years, on what it means to Walk in (or by) the power of the Holy Spirit…for the Christian to understand and live by…

 

https://godsmanforever.wordpress.com/2017/09/14/the-spirit-at-work-in-the-spirit-filled-life-9142017-written-by-john-f-walvoord-and-published-by-httpsbible-org/

 

 

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One Response to “Don’t Fear the Doubters.” 10/08/2017 Written by Wally Fry for “Truth in Palmyra”

  1. Wally Fry says:

    Thanks for sharing . Good addition at the end too

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