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Calling Christians to Biblical Christianity. Christians must have discernment in all areas of life in this end time of deception, realizing also that American leadership of both political parties are leading us into the New World Order of the coming antichrist. Do not be conformed to this world. Rom. 12:2. Expose the deeds of darkness. Eph. 5:11. "He that is not zealous against error, is not likely to be zealous for truth." J.C. Ryle ----- [NEW AND IMPROVED BLOG UNDER CONSTRUCTION] 

July 18, 2015

6:54 PM - The Insidious Sin of Fear Mongering

It's one thing, and appropriate, to warn people of danger with the truth. But using half-truths, rumors, and pure speculation is quite another. There is a big difference.

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Trafficking in fear is the only way some people can build an audience. Without this ability to “frenzy the masses” they would get no traffic, accrue no ad dollars, receive no salary, and have no job.

But, followers of Jesus need to ask themselves, "Should I be involved in fear-mongering?"

We live in a world that constantly reels from bad news, surprise revelations, wars, disease and heartbreak. There are more than enough sources of fear for the fearful. Almost any news story can bring sorry, disgust, outrage, or disbelief. That is pretty much the nature of this world.

Living in fear is not, however, what Christ has for His children. He promises peace, rather than fear. Fear is the domain of the Evil One; peace is the domain of the child of God.

Fear-mongering is an insidious sin when promulgated by children of the Prince of Peace. We who have been promised all comfort should not be in the business of troubling others with half-truths. We who have been given peace should not create unnecessary turmoil. We who have been given assurance should not traffic in doubt.

Don't fear those who kill the body but are not able to kill the soul; rather, fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28, HCSB

excerpted from
The insidious sin of fear mongering by Marty Duren
http://www.martyduren.com/2014/08/05/the-insidious-sin-of-fear-mongering/

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