Culture of Fear vs Culture of Fear

Culture of Fear vs. Culture of Fear

This just came to me this morning…

It ticks me off that we are so afraid of everything…  like I said in a previous post, scared of what we eat for it may have harmful things in it, scared of the motives of those around us because they may be up to no good, scared of our past and the effect it has on us, scared of our future for we don’t know what it holds…. You get the point.

Yet in the Bible this morning I was reading that… well let me quote it from the Bible

Acts 10:34-35 – Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right.”

Fear God? Huh? I thought fear and faith can not co-exist.  1 John 4:18 says “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”

Well it all stems down to one word with two definitions.

FEAR

TO BE AFRAID

Yes we are living in a world that’s filled with hate and we are scared.  It’s been designed that way.  Fear controls.

Just a few points from a great article: http://www.under-one-roof.net/spiritual/fear-control.html

How do people use fear to control others? When you understand what happens physiologically when people experience fear it becomes quite easy, as you’ll see.

When you experience the emotion of fear, one part of your brain goes into action and the rest of your brain shuts down. The function of this part of your brain is to support you either to fight or in flight. When you are in the emotional state of fear, you have two choices and everything you do will be based on one of those choices.

All your blood is redirected to the parts that are needed for fight or flight – your heart, lungs, muscles, and your reptilian brain. The rest of your brain is left with only enough blood to keep it on idle, which means that you have no cabability for rational or creative thought. It’s all black or white, yes or no, good or evil. In this state you do not have the ability to think of alternative solutions to the situation. Only run or fight.

No creative thought!

TO REVERE AKA TO STAND IN AWE OF AND HAVE DEEP RESPECT FOR

This is the kind of fear we need!

We need to fear God and do what is right in His eyes.

And remember there is no fear (the scaredy cat kind) in love.

If we focus on love, if we make our lives all for LOVE, we will not fear, we will be filled with faith.

So we need a culture of fear… of the right kind.

And we need to teach this to our kids and the kids around us…

I’ll leave you with this… this is what we are fighting to change…

Thank you pony4you11811

Children are called the future of an adult world
They are born with spirits so innocent
Til we teach them how to hate
Add to the world’s confusion
We teach our kids rules
That we don’t adhere to ourselves
Right or wrong
What example can they take
The people we learn from
Forge the ideas we become

Living in a world they didn’t make
Living in a world that’s filled with hate
Living in a world where grown-ups break the rules
Living in a world they didn’t make
Paying for a lot of adult mistakes
How much of this madness can they take
Our children

Children grow to become our young adults
Problems of the world
They must learn how to confront
Doing drugs and joining gangs to rebel
Colors show they belong
To the social override
Cause they’re living in a space
They feel out of place

Living in a world they didn’t make
Living in a world that’s filled with hate
Living in a world where grown-ups break the rules
Living in a world they didn’t make
Paying for a lot of adult mistakes
How much of this madness can they take
Our children

Love you guys!

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~ by lilwendy on April 9, 2010.

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