Is fear a spirit?greenspun.com : LUSENET : WOF Discussion : One Thread
I've heard a WOF preacher say this, and have heard many other preachers copy cat this. "Fear is a spirit."
The teaching usually goes something like this:
"Did you know that fear is a spirit? The Bible says, 'God has not given us a spirit of fear.' That means that fear is a spirit."
I sure don't follow the logic there. Using the same type of reasoning, one could say, "Did you know that the United States is a president? It says right here in the constitution, 'The president of the United States.' That means the United States is a president."
Both of the above examples are illogical. Why do any preachers repeat this kind of stuff from TV celebrities? How can audiences accept this type of reasoning.
Preachers sometimes use the 'fear is a spirit' line of reasoning to argue that all fear is demonic.
The pasage under question doesn't even say that there is a spirit of fear. What it does tell us is that the Spirit we have received is NOT a Spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. The passage doesn't say that all fear is caused by spirits.
Has anyone else ever heard any WOF preachers on TV or 'in real life' say something completely illogical that other people just accepted, or even repeated?
Does anyone have any comments on this 'fear is a spurit' teacing?
-- Link Hudson (email@example.com), August 24, 2001