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Old 10-25-2007, 01:56 PM
 
Location: The world, where will fate take me this time?
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Hi people!

Do you base your moral code on Fear or on Love for God?

in my opinion and very personal view of God, he's just pure love so just loving him is the way to go because that way you are acting on your own free will and not because you fear a punishment.

but i'd love to know your opinions

God bless you all
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Old 10-25-2007, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Highland Village
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Put me in for the Love for God category!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! Great question!
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Old 10-25-2007, 02:04 PM
 
Location: ARK-KIN-SAW
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Its never been a fear of punishment for me..even when I wasnt practicing my faith...it was a fear of not having a relationship with God..being out of fellowship with him..I hated that..put me down as LOVE def! Children dont love their parents out of fear..my daughter doesnt jump on my back and climb on me and give me a hug because she fears me..
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Old 10-25-2007, 02:11 PM
 
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Neither.

Though I suppose I would fear any being with the power to strike me dead on a whim, and cast me into eternal agony if it so chose.
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Old 10-25-2007, 03:18 PM
 
Location: S. California
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Hi people!

Do you base your moral code on Fear or on Love for God?

in my opinion and very personal view of God, he's just pure love so just loving him is the way to go because that way you are acting on your own free will and not because you fear a punishment.

but i'd love to know your opinions

God bless you all
Fear of God is actually only respect, a fear of displeasing Him BECAUSE of your LOVE for Him. One needs the other.
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:55 PM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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I respect everything I fear, but I do not fear everything I respect.
And no I don't fear God.
Why should I fear love?
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:07 AM
 
Location: The land where cats rule
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Neither. If there is a god he did his part by creating me. From there on it is up to me to act in the manner that I deem most proper. God has nothing to do with it.
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
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I respect everything I fear, but I do not fear everything I respect.
And no I don't fear God.
Why should I fear love?
Exactly
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Between Here and There
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I always thought if you loved God you had nothing to fear.
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Indiana
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Fear of God is actually only respect, a fear of displeasing Him BECAUSE of your LOVE for Him. One needs the other.
You took the words right out of my mouth.
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