Some one or something to fear #4 Families and Competition

Previously: Some one or something to fear #3 Cases, folks and outing

Fear to use a name of a ghost, person or group

8. Broken families

It is a pity we had to come to the conclusion that some families got broken up, but we must agree that Jesus also warns us for this fact that how closer we shall come to the End Times how more families shall be broken up by the choices the members of those families want to take. It is because certain people want to prefer to hold fast onto the world, while those who want to give hands to God, grow away from the popular things of the world. Though they do not have to alienate from it.

Andrei Rublev's Trinity, representing the Fath...

The Trinity idea was over presented in art. – Andrei Rublev’s Trinity, representing the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Good Christians also can enjoy a lot of good things of the world. We do not have to become strangers or hermits or anchorites. Instead of silent loners we better become whistle-blowers. By ringing the bell and calling the people to look for themselves we should try to open their eyes. And those sayings are probably to hurt some people. At first certain people are going to be hurt but it is up to the loving Christian to bring in the softening cream to heal the wounds made by the necessary changes. People may withdraw from situations where unpleasant effects of anxiety have been experienced in the past [1] and lots of sayings are spread into the world. Some real but also a lot cooked up. Concocted stories are send in the world to discredit those and other non-Trinitarian thinkers. Wrongful accusations are triggered to many believers who do not want to accept the Trinity. Unreasonable things are being said about them and erroneously they are all set in one box. It seems very difficult for people not to generalize. And that is what they mostly do about people who not think and handle as themselves.

9. Competition

The unjust ‘competition’ brings in a violating action. Undeserved reproaches are made to the non-Trinitarian communities and the adversaries use the biggest and most well known group to hit the others as well. This makes the fear of failure to grow by those smaller communities. Believers fear that they shall not be favourable for a good performance by the common world. The danger occurs that they lose sight of the most important things to hold on and lose sight of the main Person Who can give them the necessary things to succeed in this life on earth. They often forget Who it is who can make them better and more productive members of the society.

It would not be honourable to Him who provide to hide Him and to be afraid to mention His Name.


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  • Matthew 10:16-42: Jesus warns about Persecution (iamnotashamedofthegospelofchrist.com)
    Jesus claimed [to] his disciples:  he was the one sending them. He acknowledged openly  that he was sending them into a dangerous world. They would be defenseless as sheep among a pack of wolves. He advised them to be as wise as serpents; cautious as not to fall into traps and avoid trouble. They were to be harmless as doves: bringing no harm to anyone and wishing no harm upon anyone, that they remain blameless.

    Jesus prophesied of their suffering. He told them to be cautious of men– who can be evil and deceptive for the purpose of delivering them over to authorities. Disciples would face persecution from both the religious and political realms. They would beaten in synagogues and dragged before kings and governors. Their firm faith and testimony would serve as a witness– specifically, Jesus said, to the Gentiles.

  • Jesus Comforts His Disciples (bengarry.wordpress.com)
    Jesus is comforting his eleven (twelve minus Judas Iscariot) disciples who are there with him in that time and place, because he does not want them to despair after he has died (though not many of them seem to actually take this comfort to heart), but on another level, Jesus is comforting all his disciples, throughout time. That includes you and me.
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    If we say we believe in Jesus, then why should we doubt anything that he says? Why would he say it, if it wasn’t true? Remember, I think that there are two ways to read this passage: circumstantial (i.e. in the time and place of speaking) and universal (applicable to all believers, regardless of time or place). I think that the universal meaning of this sentence is that Jesus died so that we may be able to come to the ‘Father’s house’. Without Jesus, there would be no place prepared for us.
  • Facing a fear that is real (real monsters under the bed) (jltate89.wordpress.com)
    Every day I hear of more wars or possible wars breaking out; I hear our country’s leaders willing to go against the rest of the world to go defend a country that would rather see us all die painful deaths! And I’m afraid! My fear isn’t so much about the war part as it is about the spiritual well-being of my family, friends – even people I don’t know. The Bible tells us that in the end times there will be “wars and rumors of wars” and that “as in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the end times”.
  • This is scary to confess (perspectivecollector.wordpress.com)
    Whenever anyone of the opposite shows the slightest interest in me, I run. I freak out. I don’t know how to behave, and it’s all awkward, so I run. Often the person and I will be getting along great, and then as soon as they show any signs of interest, I’m gone. I feel bad about it because the poor person is probably left so confused and rejected. That was never my intention; I was just scared.

    I’m scared of intimacy. I’m scared of having another person really know me. Because I fear they will reject me. I worry that I’m unlovable. And don’t want to have it proved by a person who is supposed to love me, reject me.

    Fundamentally, I’m afraid of getting hurt.

  • Fear or Faith??? (forsuchatimetowrite.com)
    Fear is an emotion or feeling that danger is close.  An emotion that is similar to feeling happy, or sad, or excited, or disappointed.  God is the creator of our emotions…He knew long before we ever “felt” a certain way that we would.     If I see a snake in front of me, there is no doubt, I will feel Fear.  I would probably scream, jump, run, and maybe ever overreact just a bit.  This is a natural reaction.  God’s word does not say, Do Not Feel Fear… He tells us not to be afraid.  Do not live a lifestyle of fear.  Let me say that again… Just to make sure that I hear it…. Do not live a lifestyle of fear!!!
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    It is impossible to trust God and have faith in Him and yet life a life that is paralyzed by Fear.
  • Hope in the Midst of Afflictions (krizsummer.wordpress.com)
    I hated myself and even hated God for a little while, but He is really Someone that I can never resist. After all that happened, He is the only One who remained constant,. Meditating on His Word day and night reminded me that He has bigger plans for me. Although I still have the chance to be back in Med School last June, I decided to take a break for a year. I thank the Lord for the lives of my parents who always support me in my decisions and told me to spend a few months visiting some new places.
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    When Your Actions Don’t Match with What You Have Underestood
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    Treasuring God’s Word
  • How To Set Rules for Your Life Without Becoming a Party Pooper (calltoprayerministriesblog.org)
    We really don’t need any more Christians out there telling everyone what they can and can’t do – we’ve got plenty of those. What the Kingdom of God needs are people who have chosen to live Gospel centered lives, who understand the depth of their sin, how far Jesus came to save them, how much it cost Him, and how loved they are – and who want to pass that love and grace on to others.

    Non-believers don’t need scared, religious folks shouting at them from a distance, afraid to come near them. They need people who understand the grace of God, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and how He came into the world, broke down the barriers of sin and shame, exchanged His life for ours, died the death we should have lived. He dived into the mess and brought out all who would believe in Him.

  • Guard Your Heart (esthertagitupou.wordpress.com)
    By drawing my own lines and telling God how my potential relationships ought to look, I foolishly denied God the prerogative which belongs to Him only but if we are simply seeking God, then we entrust Him with our fragile hearts.
  • 4 Tips for Replacing Anxiety with Hope (ctkblog.com)
    From angelic messengers calming witnesses to Jesus’ admonitions against anxiety, Scripture encourages us not to fear.

    The Christian message to the world is one of invitation and reconciliation and not dread and unease, but sometimes our message inspires more fear than faith.

  • The Trinity: A Fundamental of the Faith or a Fable? (idfables4unity.wordpress.com)
    As a child I was always taught and believed in the doctrine of the “Trinity”, i.e. that there is one God who has revealed Himself as “three persons” and that these three are “members” of the Godhead. However this teaching, which was developed by men and formulated in various creeds long after the Bible was completed, is foreign to scripture! The doctrine of the “Trinity”, although considered by most Christians to be a fundamental of orthodoxy, is never stated in the Bible but is rather contradicted by the inspired writings! It is for such reasons that I have had to reject it to embrace scripturally stated doctrine concerning the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Some one or something to fear #2 Attitude and Reactions

Fear to use a name of a ghost, person or group

2. Not done

In certain countries it is just not done to speak with strangers about politics or religion. But in the social environment often it is not liked to have conversations about a God who would have created earth and heaven.

The ability to recognize danger leading to an urge to confront it or flee from it (also known as the Fight or Flight response) is really necessary. But in extreme cases of fear (terror) a freeze or paralysis response is possible.

3. Perceived emotions

Some psychologists such as John B. Watson, Robert Plutchik, and Paul Ekman have suggested that fear belongs to a small set of basic or innate emotions. This set also includes such emotions as joy, sadness, and anger. Fear should be distinguished from the related emotional state of anxiety, which typically occurs without any certain or immediate external threat. Additionally, fear is frequently related to the specific behaviours of escape and avoidance, whereas anxiety is the result of threats which are perceived to be uncontrollable or unavoidable.[1]

Actress demonstrating initial reactions of fea...

Actress demonstrating initial reactions of fear and panic. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to surveys, some of the most common fears are of: ghosts, the existence of evil powers, cockroaches, spiders, snakes, heights, water, enclosed spaces, tunnels and bridges, needles, social rejection, failure, examinations and public speaking. In an innovative test of what people fear the most, Bill Tancer analysed the most frequent on-line search queries that involved the phrase, “fear of…”. This follows the assumption that people tend to seek information on the issues that concern them the most. His top ten list of fears consisted of flying, heights, clowns, intimacy, death, rejection, people, snakes, success, and driving.[2]

4. Others thinking about us

The fear which concerns us most is the people have for the thinking of others. Because people learned that when they speak about humankind, its beginning, the reasons why, they felt they came on a dangerous slippery ground. They do not want to sink in the marsh of the unmentioned items. People develop specific fears as a result of learning, and they noticed generation after generation that you better do not speak about God. This makes that even those who love God or often afraid to speak about Him in the open.


[1] Öhman, A. (2000). Fear and anxiety:Evolutionary, cognitive, and clinical perspectives. In M. Lewis & J. M.Haviland-Jones (Eds.). Handbook of emotions. (Pp.573–593). New York: The Guilford Press.

  • Fear Only A Small Set Of Basic Or Innate Emotions (ouroboricsmallbones.wordpress.com)
    Fear is frequently related to the specific behaviors of escape and avoidance, whereas anxiety is the result of threats which are perceived to be uncontrollable or unavoidable.
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    All people have an instinctual response to potential danger, which is in fact important to the survival of all species. The reactions elicited from fear are seen through advantages in evolution.
  • Approach anxiety 2 (ivonechovski.wordpress.com)
    Approach anxiety is a fear many men have when they should start talking with unknown and attractive women. It’s a frustration due to combination of: 1)The mind subconscious thoughts; 2)False ego which gives the fear of eventual rejection.
  • The Shrink’s Links: The Plutchik Emotion Circumplex (keithwilsoncounseling.wordpress.com)
    Robert Plutchik’s theory of emotion is, my opinion, the most reasonable classification of emotions there is. He considered there to be eight primary emotions: angerfearsadnessdisgustsurpriseanticipation,trust, and joy. These ‘basic’ emotions are biologically primitive and each is the trigger of behavior with high survival value.
  • Interesting study about fear (catmoonsonia95.wordpress.com)
    Anxiety is a vague unpleasant emotional state with qualities of apprehension, dread, distress, and uneasiness. In addition it is object-less. Fear is similar to anxiety except that fear has a specific object. When some optimal level of stimulation or arousal is exceeded, one experiences anxiety. It can be an adaptive healthy response or a debilitating one.
  • Fear Factor (sarahtannerinspiredliving.com)
    We perceive a threat to ourselves such as getting hurt; failing or making a big mistake – and to protect ourselves we quickly pull away from the situation or decision and hide. Fear is a survival mechanism.Yet our survival is not as threatened as it once was. But we still have the mechanism, and our mind still finds a way to utilise it.
  • Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself (71junebug.wordpress.com)
    Nothing in life is impossible if you believe you can do it. Nothing. (Well, almost nothing. I could believe all day that I am turning into a beautiful butterfly, but that’s not going to make it happen.) It is possible to overcome fear. To conquer those things that we are afraid of we have to give them a name first; they have be tangible. It’s not enough for someone to ask “What are you scared of?” and for your reply to be “I don’t know.” When this is your reaction, you are letting fear take control.
  • Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions (ritholtz.com)
    Robert Plutchik also created a wheel of emotions. This wheel is used to illustrate different emotions compelling and nuanced. Plutchik first proposed his cone-shaped model (3D) or the wheel model (2D) in 1980 to describe how emotions were related.

Some one or something to fear #1 Many sorts of fear

Fear to use a name of a ghost, person or group

1. Many sorts of fear

We have general and kinship-based altruistic fear, kinship-based vicarious fear,  general vicarious fear, fear of crime, emotional fear, special fear, fear to fail, anxiety fear, gender fear, fear for objects or spaces, social fear or the fear to be associated with something or somebody. There are demographic, environmental, behavioural, and social psychological factors that affect fear.

Fear terror eye

Fear terror eye (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

It is not so that there should always be a real perceived threat to instigate the fear.

The most important fear people have is the alertness for danger. Like in animals we do have the instinct to avoid things which can bring our life in danger. It is a basic survival mechanism occurring in response to a specific stimulus, such as pain or the threat of danger. Most of us know how animals learn to associate environmental stimuli with an aversive event. We can look at how the mechanisms of fear conditioning apply when humans learn to associate social in-group and out-group members with a fearful event, with the goal of advancing our understanding of basic learning theory and social group interaction. Looking at people how they behave in group we can notice that they avoid certain subjects to be spoken of.

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Find also to read:

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  2. Fear knocked at the door
  3. Fear not tomorrow. God is already there
  4. Fearing the right person
  5. 8 fears caused by the fear of Man
  6. Greatest single cause of atheism
  7. Control and change
  8. No fear in love
  9. Only the contrite self, sick of its pretensions, can find salvation
  10. Stronger than anything that wants to destroy
  11. Would You Run?
  12. Condemnation of the World and Illustration of Justification
  13. Trusting, Faith, Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #8 Prayer #6 Communication and manifestation
  14. Look for your Refuge by God
  15. Breathing and growing with no heir
  16. Praying For What We Want or Don’t Want
  17. יהוה , YHWH and Love: Four-letter words
  18. More-Letter-Words
  19. Prophets making excuses

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  • Diminishing Fear Vicariously By Watching Others (psychologicalscience.org)
    Phobias – whether it’s fear of spiders, clowns, or small spaces – are common and can be difficult to treat. New research suggests that watching someone else safely interact with the supposedly harmful object can help to extinguish these conditioned fear responses, and prevent them from resurfacing later on.
  • F is for Face Your Fears (homesanctuary.com)
    I think most of us are familiar with the fear of failure. It’s the paralyzing belief that keeps us from trying, or doing our best, because deep down we feel that our best may not be good enough. Because we don’t want to fail, we often don’t start. Or we quit before the finish line.

    Fear of failure is often a result of perfectionism – if we aren’t perfect right out of the chute, then we have failed. My friends, this is a mindset that robs you of creativity and keeps you stuck.

  • Fear (ch3531.wordpress.com)
    Fear is one of those things that everyone has. Fear has stopped me from accomplishing very few things, but one thing it did stop me from was public speaking.
  • The unreality of fear (buildingkaleidoscopes.wordpress.com)
    When we succeed in letting go of fear, we are able to move into a totally new level of being.  The fear of the fear seems to enhance the initial fear.

    On the one side is the fear of whatever we have.  Yet, staying present, I become aware not only of that which I fear, but a far greater fear, that of fearing the fear of it.  It does sound quite convoluted, yet, just becoming aware of it by sitting very still and allowing it all to surface, it will become very clear.

    Once we can really experience both, there is an initial release.

  • Diminishing fear vicariously by watching others (psypost.org)
    Considerable research has shown that social forms of learning can contribute to the acquisition of fears, which led Golkar and colleagues to wonder whether it could also help to extinguish learned fears.
  • Fear (tushlush.wordpress.com)
    Fear is the mind killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration.
  • I’m Scared (lizardomd.com)
    All the things we fear externally can be kept away. But there is something about the end of the night, when our phones are away charging, and our computers are off, and our mind gets to wonder in the darkness. We are alone with out thoughts pacing at a thousand miles per hour. It hits us, fear.

    Fear of the  the past day, of tomorrow, of the unknown. Fear of life. Fear of ourselves. Fear of what we can think about, with no distractions.

  • What Is Fear? (christ2live.wordpress.com)
    Fear can be defined as an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight).
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    Most of the time these fears have no basis. They are just there to divert us from the plan of God in our lives. Theo opposite of fear is faith and the best way to fight against fear is to show faith. The bible says in the book of Philippians chapter 4:6 that we should not worry nor fret but by prayer, thanks giving and supplication we should make out request known to the Lord. So instead of expressing our fears we should prays and give thanks.
  • F.E.A.R. – False Evidence Appearing Real. (yourpoweriswithin.wordpress.com)
    All the fear we feel is based on our past experiences. Fear itself doesn’t know anything about present or future experiences. Fear have the power to holds us hostage to past occurrences. Fear insists on re-telling us the same old story, almost convincing us that WE have all the right answers, that we are not lucky, that we are not deserving, that we were not meant to be happy, regardless of how many times we see the opposite happening to others around us.
  • Watching Others May Diminish Phobias (counselheal.com)
    People with phobias have a strong, irrational fear of things that actually pose no real danger. Phobias, whether it’s fear of spiders, clowns or small spaces, are common and can be difficult to treat. However, new research reveals that watching someone else safely interact with the objects of fear can help extinguish these conditioned fear responses, and prevent them from recurring later on.