The Paradox of Faith

tozerThe greatness of God rouses fear within us, but His goodness encourages us not to be afraid of Him. To fear and not be afraid — that is the paradox of faith. A. W. Tozer

As our Pastor has now taken us several strides into an understanding of the good news we have heard from God, the gospel of Jesus Christ, I am reminded of how true these words by Mr. Tozer are.

Why does the Bible promote a healthy fear of God as a profitable thing? How do we reconcile this fear and yet embrace non-fear? When a Holy God chooses to enter the arena of his sinful image-bearers, does He come with both sword and dove? What does the future hold for those who will not respond to His offer of grace? In short, what is it that the gospel saves us from? The need for answer beckons us to Lighthouse Baptist Church Sunday morning.

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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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5 Responses to The Paradox of Faith

  1. Tracy K says:

    It is important to fear God but to see why God cast judgment on others. The way things are going today, evil abounds more and more. Christian persecution is increasing, killings, torture, hatred and so on. Evil must stop before there is true peace.

    • mtsweat says:

      Do you think though that peace is available for the believer in the midst of suffering and persecution? Thanks for the probing comment.

  2. I once heard John Bevere preach on the subject of the Fear of the Lord. He was preaching from Proverbs and explained the Love of God reconciles us to God but it is the fear of the Lord that drives us from sin. And the latter must take place before the former can be accomplished.

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