Summary: To show the right fear in the Bible and what love does to fear.
Do you fear hell?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show the right fear in the Bible and what love does to fear.
Hebrews 10:31 (Amplified Bible)
10:31 It is a fearful (formidable and terrible) thing to incur the divine penalties and be cast into the hands of the living God!
Thank You very much LORD JESUS for Your Perfect Love casts away all fears in me, I am not disturbed by their opposition because I am blessed with Your Presence.
Fearful thing to fall
Subtitle: Study on the Book of Hebrews
A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70
B. Style of writing: Best Greek style
C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos
D. Audience: Hebrew Christians
E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels - J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible
F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Fearful thing to incur the divine penalties
"It is a fearful (formidable and terrible) thing to incur the divine penalties"
Fearful or "phoberos" in Greek meaning
1. inspiring fear, terrible, formidable
2. affected with fear, timid
Hebrews 10:27 (Amplified Bible)
10:27 [There is nothing left for us then] but a kind of awful and fearful prospect and expectation of divine judgment and the fury of burning wrath and indignation which will consume those who put themselves in opposition [to God].
Isaiah 26:11 (Amplified Bible)
26:11 Though Your hand is lifted high to strike, Lord, they do not see it. Let them see Your zeal for Your people and be ashamed; yes, let the fire reserved for Your enemies consume them.
Isaiah 33:14 (Amplified Bible)
33:14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; trembling seizes the godless ones. [They cry] Who among us can dwell with that devouring fire? Who among us can dwell with those everlasting burnings?
Luke 21:11 (Amplified Bible)
21:11 There will be mighty and violent earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences (plagues: malignant and contagious or infectious epidemic diseases which are deadly and devastating); and there will be sights of terror and great signs from heaven.
Those who rejected CHRIST as their LORD and Savior will incur the divine penalties, not because they are sinful or born into sin, gained the Adamic sinful nature but simply for their rejection of the blood of CHRIST.
Hebrews 10:29-30 (Amplified Bible)
10:29 How much worse (sterner and heavier) punishment do you suppose he will be judged to deserve who has spurned and [thus] trampled underfoot the Son of God, and who has considered the covenant blood by which he was consecrated common and unhallowed, thus profaning it and insulting and outraging the [Holy] Spirit [Who imparts] grace (the unmerited favor and blessing of God)?
10:30 For we know Him Who said, Vengeance is Mine [retribution and the meting out of full justice rest with Me]; I will repay [I will exact the compensation], says the Lord. And again, The Lord will judge and determine and solve and settle the cause and the cases of His people.