Scriptures and holy books may be used for both good and evil. We see the words from sacred texts of different faiths and traditions being used to justify hatred and killing and to instill fear and even push followers toward violent action. But these same texts also inspire goodness, holiness, love, grace and peace. So what are we to believe?
The Christian Scriptures have a lot to say about fear. The words “fear not” appear throughout the Bible. These are a few of the scriptures I turn to when facing fear.
Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. — Luke 12:32
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. –– 2 Timothy 1:7
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby…