Is Fear a Sin?

20 years ago, the Spirit of Fear made its way to the center of every culture. In today’s world, fear has seemed to overcome all people, including the Church. The Church seems to be more afraid today than the early Church under Roman persecution. Is there anything wrong with being afraid? Is it a sin to be afraid? Join ArieRashelle as she searches through Scripture to find the answer to the question, Is Fear a Sin?

Hebrews 2:14-15
Romans 8:15
1 John 4:18
2 Timothy 1:7
Revelation 21:6-8
Matthew 8:26
Mark 4:40
Hebrews 11:6
Ephesians 2:8
James 4:8a
Revelation 3:20

Is Fear a Sin?

Command Not To Be Afraid

If God commanded us not to do something, then it is a sin to do it. God commanded us not to be afraid. Therefore fear is a sin.

 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

Joshua 1:9

10 fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10

How To Overcome Fear

If fear is a sin, then do not be afraid.

Know Who Your God Is

27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are one.

John 10:27-30

31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? 33 Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.

34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written,

“For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

Romans 8:31-37

Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

1 John 4:4

Don’t give into the Spirit of Fear because your God is for you, and with you.

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