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Love against fear

Meeting yesterday closed with a series of messages about love, concluding with one which looked at love in the scriptures, examining how "love's opposite is not hate, but fear," with some discussion of how this means we need to live as if peace is possible, and the kingdom of God is not just coming, but here. This reminded Angelika of 1 John 4:18:

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

I wrote about that passage before, but more in the general sense that God is love, not focusing on love's impact on fear, and love's (and God's) transformative power.


the opposite from love is fear, god is love, fear god