A wise and respectful anti-Christian reader with whom I have communicated many times offered a challenge on the subject of mankind’s “fear of the Lord”. When he started quoting Scripture, it caused me to step back and reconsider my rather glib and poorly thought-out responses to his earlier statements on the matter. He used the following verses that would indicate Christians are commanded to fear God, similar to non-Christians.
The Truth About Fear
As mankind, we can choose between the fear of a loving Father or the fear of an impartial judge. The Bible is clear in expressing both the differences and the outcomes of our decision. When we die, our choice has been sealed for eternity, and, unlike on earth, there is no middle ground.