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Bishop Andrewes, alluding to it, observes that it is "as the base court to the temple," and adds that a man must do his duty "for fear of punishment, if he cannot get himself to do it for love of righteousness." Bright, D. D.The words of St. John as to fear and love would probably startle us if they were less familiar. So my fear should proclaim to me the merciful "name that is above every name," and drive me as well as draw me to Christ, the Conqueror of sin and the Antagonist of all dread. In my text he explains and enlarges that statement. For what is the love here intended, but a closer and closer adhesion to the will of God as the supreme good, an ever growing desire to please Him and to be right with Him, because He is what He is to us? Supplies the test of true religion.2. This fear must be got rid of. Cowardice and anxiety, perplexity about life, trembling about the future, the bowed head and the burdened heart — these are not the "fruits of the Spirit." But fear, when controlled by reason, subordinate to hope, joined with courage, becomes caution, watchfulness, modesty. A FEAR-EXPELLING LOVE. But just as when you pour pure water into a bladder, the poisonous gases that it may have contained will be driven out before it, so when love comes in dread goes out. And yet Scripture assigns to fear a considerable place in the apparatus, so to speak, of religious motives and forces (Luke 12:5; 2 Corinthians 5:10, 11; Philippians 2:12, 13; 1 Peter 1:17). (Samuel Dunn. Where Love Comes From Series Contributed by Chris Swanson on Mar 12, 2020 | 943 views. James Mill taught his son John Stuart to think of God as "the Almighty Author of Hell," and to hate the idea of Him therefore. The fear of God as a Person is essentially of a higher order. And these will, by degrees, absorb the fear of punishment, simply as such — into what? It is appropriate for the earlier stage of spiritual training; it marks a stage in the moral progress through which the Supreme Educator, Divinely equitable and patient, conducts His children by slow steps, in consideration of hearts not fully softened and consciences not thoroughly enlightened, which, as yet, are unfit for a high religious standard. In my text he explains and enlarges that statement. Therefore there lies, dormant for the most part, but present in every heart, and active in the measure in which that heart is informed as to itself, the slumbering cold dread that between it and God things are not as they ought to be. God enters into relations of approval or disapproval with His responsible creature. Love is like light, but simple and perfect love is like the same light freed from all cloud, and fog, and smoke.(G. It will not only admit of no rival, allowing neither the allurements of the world nor the charms of the creature to alienate it from the object that has engrossed it; but it admits of no comparison.4. The law of God shows us what our duty is, but gives us no power to do it. Indicates the criterion of true preaching.3. ITS PROPERTIES.1. But now there is something else that casts out fear than perfect love, and that is — perfect levity. it is the work of perfect love to cast it out of the soul. Love is gentle, but it is omnipotent, victor over all. The intention of fear is to lead to that which shall annihilate it, and take away its cause. Horses in a burning stable are so paralysed by dread that they cannot stir, and get burnt to death. What ought I to do? The extinction by God of all selfishness within us.Conclusion: This subject —1. Love is like water, but unmixed love is like the same water freed from all earthy matter. There is a fear of God which is always right, and which we shall always need to cherish. We are bound to Him by that everlasting loving kindness with which He has drawn us. Fear, the apprehension of personal evil, has the same function in the moral world as pain has in the physical, It is a symptom of disease, and is intended to bid us look for the remedy and the Physician. John uses a rare word in my text when he says, "fear hath torment." It is the harvest of all human emotions. And yet Scripture assigns to fear a considerable place in the apparatus, so to speak, of religious motives and forces (Luke 12:5; 2 Corinthians 5:10, 11; Philippians 2:12, 13; 1 Peter 1:17). The love which casts out fear is not a vague emotion setting towards an unknown God; nor is it the result of a man's willing that he will put away from himself his hatred and his indifference, and will set himself in a new position towards God and His mercy; but it rises in the heart as a consequence of knowing and believing the love which God hath to us. The influential dwelling of God within us.4. This statement also requires some consideration. Everything startles it. )FearDean Alford.by anticipating punishment has it even now. As I said, you cannot love and fear the same person, unless the love is of a very rudimentary and imperfect character. Fear, the apprehension of personal evil, has the same function in the moral world as pain has in the physical, It is a symptom of disease, and is intended to bid us look for the remedy and the Physician. If he has it, he resists the temptation, he does not commit the sin; and that is to gain much. For there is another way in which love produces boldness, and that is by its casting out fear. (2)By transforming us into God's image. In such passages the underlying purport is obvious: "Do this, avoid that, or it will be the worse for you: obey, on peril of the consequences of disobedience." He has been saying that perfect love produces courage in the day of judgment, because it produces likeness to Christ, who is the judge. (Samuel Dunn. The intention of fear is to lead to that which shall annihilate it, and take away its cause. Supplies the test of true religion.2. A FEAR-EXPELLING LOVE. But now there is something else that casts out fear than perfect love, and that is — perfect levity. It makes the present miserable by its horrid forebodings of the future.II. (Cambridge Bible for Schools. This slavish fear is ever associated with mental suffering. But just as when you pour pure water into a bladder, the poisonous gases that it may have contained will be driven out before it, so when love comes in dread goes out. And that possibility involves a fear which dwells not on the mere pain of future punishment, but on that which is the essential and misery of hell — the forfeiture of the life giving love of God. D. God is righteous; God righteously administers His universe. A little love has not mass enough in it to drive out thick, clustering fears. A settled confidence in God's fatherly regard for us.3. 3. Love is like light, but simple and perfect love is like the same light freed from all cloud, and fog, and smoke.(G. Oh! Watson. For it is the explanation of the fact that so many of us know nothing about what I am talking about, and fancy that I am exaggerating or putting forward false views.II. The source of fear is within, and that must be removed. But this, if it stop here, is the religion of fallen nature; it is scarcely the religion even of law — for the law itself gave many glimpses of a Divine heart that could feel and a Divine grace that could comfort. God; God's universe; God's messenger, Death — these are facts with which we stand in relation, and if our relations with Him are out of gear, then He and all of these are legitimate objects of dread to us. Fear is a shrinking apprehension of evil as befalling us, from the person or thing which we dread. Much of the feverishness with which men plunge into business, and whirl in the eddies of pleasure, arises from their dread of God. )Love and fearA. Therefore there lies, dormant for the most part, but present in every heart, and active in the measure in which that heart is informed as to itself, the slumbering cold dread that between it and God things are not as they ought to be. I believe, for my part, that such a dumb, dim consciousness of discord attaches to all men, though it is often smothered, often ignored, and often denied. Love is like fire, but pure love is like the same fire free from all smoke and soot. Do not let it lie, generally sleeping, and now and then awaking in your hearts and bringing about nothing.III. There are some objections to be first considered. And yet Scripture assigns to fear a considerable place in the apparatus, so to speak, of religious motives and forces (Luke 12:5; 2 Corinthians 5:10, 11; Philippians 2:12, 13; 1 Peter 1:17). This includes —. Where there is perfect love there is true tranquillity, the sweetest harmony: all is peace — perfect, perpetual, eternal peace. What good will it do? )Links1 John 4:18 NIV1 John 4:18 NLT1 John 4:18 ESV1 John 4:18 NASB1 John 4:18 KJV1 John 4:18 Bible Apps1 John 4:18 Parallel1 John 4:18 Biblia Paralela1 John 4:18 Chinese Bible1 John 4:18 French Bible1 John 4:18 German Bible1 John 4:18 CommentariesBible Hub, (b)A cautionary fear of the holiness, justice, and power of God. )Love and fearA. I fear; then what do I do? In some respects nearly allied to the other — as where we dread the arrival of a judge who is to try us, and whose sentence must certainly bring after it imprisonment or execution. It makes the present miserable by its horrid forebodings of the future.II. So my fear should proclaim to me the merciful "name that is above every name," and drive me as well as draw me to Christ, the Conqueror of sin and the Antagonist of all dread. The fear that is timid about self, because it is, and in order that it may be, confident of God; fear which means, I know I shall fall, unless Thou hold me up, and which then changes, by quick transition, into, I shall not fall, for the Lord is able to make me stand. Sermon Message. But just as when you pour pure water into a bladder, the poisonous gases that it may have contained will be driven out before it, so when love comes in dread goes out. do not tamper with the wholesome sense of dread. From this kind of fear the convinced man, if he yields himself to Christ's teaching, will pass on into a higher. Distrust is the offspring of suspicion, and want of confidence is want of love. Love is like water, but unmixed love is like the same water freed from all earthy matter. Look at the same thing on the higher level of our own human life. God; God's universe; God's messenger, Death — these are facts with which we stand in relation, and if our relations with Him are out of gear, then He and all of these are legitimate objects of dread to us. Fear hath punishmentCambridge Bible for Schools.(R.V. Love destroys fear, and perfects self-distrust. )Links1 John 4:18 NIV1 John 4:18 NLT1 John 4:18 ESV1 John 4:18 NASB1 John 4:18 KJV1 John 4:18 Bible Apps1 John 4:18 Parallel1 John 4:18 Biblia Paralela1 John 4:18 Chinese Bible1 John 4:18 French Bible1 John 4:18 German Bible1 John 4:18 CommentariesBible Hub, (2)By transforming us into God's image. So that there is a gradual progress in the conception which men have had of the Deity. )Links1 John 4:18 NIV1 John 4:18 NLT1 John 4:18 ESV1 John 4:18 NASB1 John 4:18 KJV1 John 4:18 Bible Apps1 John 4:18 Parallel1 John 4:18 Biblia Paralela1 John 4:18 Chinese Bible1 John 4:18 French Bible1 John 4:18 German Bible1 John 4:18 CommentariesBible Hub, (c)The fear of man, which bringeth a snare. All thoughts of sacrifice as propitiating an offended God come from that dark and coiling fear which lurks in the heart. The very essence of love is, that it looks away from itself, and to another. Love is like fire, but pure love is like the same fire free from all smoke and soot. Fear and love are a contradiction in terms, "for there is no fear in love; because perfect love casts out fear," A confident loving-trust in God cannot cohabit alongside destructive fear. In chapter 5 verse 13 he says: I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life. The answer is, that our Lord and St. Peter and St. Paul are urging men to fear the penal consequence of sin, considered in their whole length and breadth, and concentrated into that one supremely terrible, consequence — perpetual exclusion from the presence of God; whereas St. John is looking at "fear" of penal suffering considered in itself — the dread of hell, pure and simple. A consciousness that God loves us.2. Where God is regarded chiefly as a judge, the principal duty of man is righteous conduct. Fear hath punishmentCambridge Bible for Schools.(R.V. For there is another way in which love produces boldness, and that is by its casting out fear. it may be asked. Fear hath punishmentCambridge Bible for Schools.(R.V. Where God is regarded chiefly as a judge, the principal duty of man is righteous conduct. So my fear should proclaim to me the merciful "name that is above every name," and drive me as well as draw me to Christ, the Conqueror of sin and the Antagonist of all dread. My text points out the natural antagonism and mutual exclusiveness of these two emotions. (Samuel Dunn. That brings me to the second point — viz., THE MISSION OF FEAR. Whilst all things serve the soul that serves Him, all are embattled against the man that is against, or not for, God and His will. )Perfect LoveG. The influential dwelling of God within us.4. Inconsistent as the two emotions are in themselves, in practice, they may be united by reason of the imperfection of the nobler. Shows the philosophy of the gospel.(D. The love which casts out fear is not a vague emotion setting towards an unknown God; nor is it the result of a man's willing that he will put away from himself his hatred and his indifference, and will set himself in a new position towards God and His mercy; but it rises in the heart as a consequence of knowing and believing the love which God hath to us. For it is the explanation of the fact that so many of us know nothing about what I am talking about, and fancy that I am exaggerating or putting forward false views.II. "Perfect love casteth out fear." In some respects nearly allied to the other — as where we dread the arrival of a judge who is to try us, and whose sentence must certainly bring after it imprisonment or execution. Love is like water, but unmixed love is like the same water freed from all earthy matter. But, more specifically, the love of God entering into a man's heart destroys all fear of Him of which we have been speaking. This is the fear which, he says, "hath torment," or rather "punishment"; it carries punishment in its bosom. He has been saying that perfect love produces courage in the day of judgment, because it produces likeness to Christ, who is the judge. Bright, D. D.The words of St. John as to fear and love would probably startle us if they were less familiar. God enters into relations of approval or disapproval with His responsible creature. Supplies the test of true religion.2. And in the Christian life they are united with terrible frequency. Do not let it lie, generally sleeping, and now and then awaking in your hearts and bringing about nothing.III. Let the discovery of my own sinfulness direct me to its remedy — the righteousness and the Cross of Jesus Christ. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? If he has it, he resists the temptation, he does not commit the sin; and that is to gain much. In such passages the underlying purport is obvious: "Do this, avoid that, or it will be the worse for you: obey, on peril of the consequences of disobedience." Inconsistent as the two emotions are in themselves, in practice, they may be united by reason of the imperfection of the nobler. Thomas, D. D.I. 2. No, rather into a fear which is so absolutely compatible with love that it may even be said to grow out of love, to be contained in love's very heart. And that is true about hosts of us. He that feareth is not made perfect in love — In the sense above explained. ): — This is true in two ways —(1)Fear involves the idea of punishment;(2)fear is a foretaste of punishment. John Piper May 26, 1985 933 Shares Sermon. )FearDean Alford.by anticipating punishment has it even now. (d)The fear of the last enemy. A little love has not mass enough in it to drive out thick, clustering fears. Thomas, D. D.I. He that loves has the whole Godhead for him. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love. But what does this verse mean? Inconsistent as the two emotions are in themselves, in practice, they may be united by reason of the imperfection of the nobler. Then there rises up another object of dread, which, in like manner, derives all its power to terrify and to hurt from the fact of our discordance with God, and that is, the "shadow feared of man," that stands shrouded by the path, and waits for each of us. But remember that it is "perfect love" which "casts out fear." Yes, when we trust in God’s promises and not in our own works. In the midst of a battle tell the coward not to be afraid; in the midst of a thunderstorm tell the person who shrinks from the vivid flash arid the astounding peal that he need not fear. ): — This is true in two ways —(1)Fear involves the idea of punishment;(2)fear is a foretaste of punishment. (c)The fear of man, which bringeth a snare. (e)The fear of the judgment. Nothing! Love is like light, but simple and perfect love is like the same light freed from all cloud, and fog, and smoke.(G. Horses in a burning stable are so paralysed by dread that they cannot stir, and get burnt to death. how that should, and if it be right, will, strengthen and brace, and make every man in whom it dwells, frank, fearless, careless of personal consequences! And it affects so called Christianity too. Indicates the criterion of true preaching.3. The omniscience and holiness of the Judge. Maclaren, D. D.John has been speaking of boldness, and that naturally suggests its opposite — fear. Punishment here in 1 John is also the punishment to be meted out to the unrighteous, and it is fear of this punishment that is driven out by love. A little love has not mass enough in it to drive out thick, clustering fears. If you dread God, then you do not love Him — you cannot. John uses a rare word in my text when he says, "fear hath torment." For what is the love here intended, but a closer and closer adhesion to the will of God as the supreme good, an ever growing desire to please Him and to be right with Him, because He is what He is to us? (1)By removing sin. )Love and fearA. And that is true about hosts of us. The Christian fears, but is never governed by his fears. As always, context is king. Just Sex? God is righteous; God righteously administers His universe. One meaning of "to be made perfect" is "to attain its end." Fear, the apprehension of personal evil, has the same function in the moral world as pain has in the physical, It is a symptom of disease, and is intended to bid us look for the remedy and the Physician. (Dean Alford. D. Watson.Love is like honey, but perfect love is like the honey with all the comb and wax strained out. But as long as we live, failure is possible; there must be the possibility of ultimate failure, even on the part of the gray-haired saint, as Bunyan in his "dream" saw that "there was a way to hell from the gates of heaven as well as from the city of destruction"; as, before now, men have fallen from God at their very "lust hour." )FearDean Alford.by anticipating punishment has it even now. Whilst all things serve the soul that serves Him, all are embattled against the man that is against, or not for, God and His will. Denomination: Church Of God. But remember that it is "perfect love" which "casts out fear." The perilous hour is got through safely; the conscience escapes a defilement and a burden; the ground so far, is clear for the further operations of grace. does not and durst not think about them, and reverence Him. A settled confidence in God's fatherly regard for us.3. God enters into relations of approval or disapproval with His responsible creature. This slavish fear is ever associated with mental suffering. A consciousness that God loves us.2. This slavish fear is ever associated with mental suffering. My fear should be to me like the misshapen guide that may lead me to the fortress where I shall be safe. ): — This is true in two ways —(1)Fear involves the idea of punishment;(2)fear is a foretaste of punishment. Fear of punishment, either as imminent or as distant, is not a false or bad principle of action in its own place and for its own time. This slavish fear is ever associated with mental suffering. He that is trembling lest the lightning should strike him, has no heart to feel the grandeur and to be moved by the solemn awfulness of the storm above his head. How does it do this? Bright, D. D.The words of St. John as to fear and love would probably startle us if they were less familiar. In that man fear has indeed been cast out, not by carelessness, but by love; in him, at last, as God's free gift to a life of godly reverence, "in him verily is the love of God perfected.". But remember that it is "perfect love" which "casts out fear." Is not this "fear" worth something? does not and durst not think about them, and reverence Him. What they say is, in effect, that "fear" and "love" are, as such, in antagonism; that in proportion as "love" gains strength, it tends to oust "fear"; that to be, in a religious sense, under the influence of "fear," is to be in an imperfect condition with regard to "love." There is nothing more ridiculous, nothing more likely to betray a man, than the indulgence in an idle fear which does nothing to prevent its own fulfilment. Not of a life of toilsome, unloving labour, which hopes in the end to make God its debtor. A settled confidence in God's fatherly regard for us.3. Love is based upon the forgetfulness of self altogether. Of all that the New Testament says of God, James Mill chose to seize only on that. For what is the love here intended, but a closer and closer adhesion to the will of God as the supreme good, an ever growing desire to please Him and to be right with Him, because He is what He is to us? What sort of fear? This fear may be called filial, and not servile; for in proportion as a child loves heartily a good parent, the more solicitous will he be not to grieve, displease, disappoint that parent by an exhibition of thankless perversity.(W. How, then, will the text stand when confronted with a line of address at once so authoritative, so luminous, and so stern? But what does this verse mean? What sort of fear? A little love has not mass enough in it to drive out thick, clustering fears. D. Watson.Love is like honey, but perfect love is like the honey with all the comb and wax strained out. It regards God not as the all holy and all-good Father, who has every right to filial obedience, but as an irresistible Power, not to be trifled with or escaped from, who can and will inflict tremendous penalties on those who venture to defy His authority. But just as when you pour pure water into a bladder, the poisonous gases that it may have contained will be driven out before it, so when love comes in dread goes out. The perilous hour is got through safely; the conscience escapes a defilement and a burden; the ground so far, is clear for the further operations of grace. Bright, D. D.The words of St. John as to fear and love would probably startle us if they were less familiar. Let the discovery of my own sinfulness direct me to its remedy — the righteousness and the Cross of Jesus Christ. And that possibility involves a fear which dwells not on the mere pain of future punishment, but on that which is the essential and misery of hell — the forfeiture of the life giving love of God. )Links1 John 4:18 NIV1 John 4:18 NLT1 John 4:18 ESV1 John 4:18 NASB1 John 4:18 KJV1 John 4:18 Bible Apps1 John 4:18 Parallel1 John 4:18 Biblia Paralela1 John 4:18 Chinese Bible1 John 4:18 French Bible1 John 4:18 German Bible1 John 4:18 CommentariesBible Hub, (2)Death.(3)Retribution.(4)God.2. A FEAR-EXPELLING LOVE. A consciousness that God loves us.2. THE EMPIRE OF FEAR. It makes the present miserable by its horrid forebodings of the future.II. If life is full of danger and evil, ought we not to be afraid? These two are mutually exclusive.I. Fear hath punishmentCambridge Bible for Schools.(R.V. This slavish fear is ever associated with mental suffering. And yet Scripture assigns to fear a considerable place in the apparatus, so to speak, of religious motives and forces (Luke 12:5; 2 Corinthians 5:10, 11; Philippians 2:12, 13; 1 Peter 1:17). Then there rises up another object of dread, which, in like manner, derives all its power to terrify and to hurt from the fact of our discordance with God, and that is, the "shadow feared of man," that stands shrouded by the path, and waits for each of us. But this, if it stop here, is the religion of fallen nature; it is scarcely the religion even of law — for the law itself gave many glimpses of a Divine heart that could feel and a Divine grace that could comfort. No, rather into a fear which is so absolutely compatible with love that it may even be said to grow out of love, to be contained in love's very heart. But remember that it is "perfect love" which "casts out fear." "Torment" does not convey the whole idea of the word. And that possibility involves a fear which dwells not on the mere pain of future punishment, but on that which is the essential and misery of hell — the forfeiture of the life giving love of God. There is no fear in perfect love. John’s teaching here assumes that behind all truth in the spiritual realm is the Spirit of truth (John 14:17; 15:26). Love is like water, but unmixed love is like the same water freed from all earthy matter. As I said, you cannot love and fear the same person, unless the love is of a very rudimentary and imperfect character. (b)A cautionary fear of the holiness, justice, and power of God. Fear, the apprehension of personal evil, has the same function in the moral world as pain has in the physical, It is a symptom of disease, and is intended to bid us look for the remedy and the Physician. Therefore there lies, dormant for the most part, but present in every heart, and active in the measure in which that heart is informed as to itself, the slumbering cold dread that between it and God things are not as they ought to be. The answer is, that our Lord and St. Peter and St. Paul are urging men to fear the penal consequence of sin, considered in their whole length and breadth, and concentrated into that one supremely terrible, consequence — perpetual exclusion from the presence of God; whereas St. John is looking at "fear" of penal suffering considered in itself — the dread of hell, pure and simple. The work of Christ is to deliver us from all excessive fear, and to leave in its place calmness and sober watchfulness and a profound peace. It makes the present miserable by its horrid forebodings of the future.II. This includes —1. It makes the present miserable by its horrid forebodings of the future.II. Fear is a shrinking apprehension of evil as befalling us, from the person or thing which we dread. Now what is true of others is true of us. it is the work of perfect love to cast it out of the soul. But, more specifically, the love of God entering into a man's heart destroys all fear of Him of which we have been speaking. (Matthew 10:28; Philippians 2:12; 1 Peter 1:17; Proverbs 3:7). 18 There is no fear in love; but […] It makes the present miserable by its horrid forebodings of the future.II. Is not this "fear" worth something? But just as when you pour pure water into a bladder, the poisonous gases that it may have contained will be driven out before it, so when love comes in dread goes out. The fear that is timid about self, because it is, and in order that it may be, confident of God; fear which means, I know I shall fall, unless Thou hold me up, and which then changes, by quick transition, into, I shall not fall, for the Lord is able to make me stand.(A. (f)The fear of hell.2. 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