“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”
It is a common topic: so many moderns talk about various torments and afflictions.
But there is one surprising theme which runs through such talk: almost universally, the talk concerns PHYSICAL affliction.
Emotional or mental torment may be discussed, but in a much different manner.
While PHYSICAL afflictions often get blamed on Satan, demons or evil spirits–especially by church folk–MENTAL or EMOTIONAL afflictions are usually chalked up to the victim’s behaviors or actions or his less-than-perfect mental state.
Some even blame the popular myth of “brain chemistry.”
When it is pointed out that torments are BOTH mental and physical, many times the person’s eyes light up as if a lightbulb suddenly turned on over his head. The truth is: many do not even look upon their mental/emotional afflictions as torments. Unlike other biblical concepts, once this is pointed out, most immediately appear to understand.
Mental affliction usually encompasses fear, anxiety, anxiousness, second-guessing oneself or some other doubt-based torment.
Make no mistake: many suffer physical afflictions brought on by their wicked behaviors.
BUT many more suffer from mental or emotional torment which is also brought on by their wicked behavior–particularly fear, anxiety and other doubts.
Man can be tormented with fears regardless of how unlikely it is that those fears will be realized.
Because fear is a torment.
DOES the reader spend hours mentally “going around in circles” over an issue which seemingly has no resolution OR over which the reader has no control?
DOES the reader experience mental or emotion torment?
It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
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“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: March 28, 2018.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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