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Nuts and Bolts: Persecution, Fear, and Outing

I have been following the legal drama of “Sister Wives” and wether or not there will be a prosecution. I have also started watching “Big Love” which I really like and is good drama, at least in the first season so far. This raises a big question in my mind:

Do you live in fear of persecution and/or prosecution for living in PM relationship.

I know that perfect love casts out all fear, etc. So please do not give that answer.

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August 2010 Newsletter

Greetings Brothers and Sisters in Christ!

We are very pleased to share with you this month some exciting new developments at Biblical Families, and we expect that this is only the beginning of many new opportunities for us to be of service to you. Let’s get right to it:

New Staff Members
First and foremost, we’d like to welcome our two new members of the ministry team here at Biblical Families; we are very blessed to have them on board, and are very happy God sent them to be a part and to be of service to you – as our Resident Bible Scholars. These gentlemen are able to offer much more in terms of the written case for Biblical Marriage then we ever could before, and we think you’ll find them a great asset as you make your case for your beliefs with others.

Please welcome:
Dr. K.R. Allen has served as a pastor for many years within various evangelical churches. He earned his Master of Arts degree in theology and Doctor of Theology in Apologetics and Systematic Theology; He has served also as a professor of theology in two evangelical seminaries. Furthermore, he has authored and published several theology works. Along with pastoral and professor responsibilities Dr. Allen has also served on various religious and family ministry boards. Besides his passion for writing, teaching, and making disciples he loves the outdoors.
Dr. C.V. Raegean received his PhD in Theology from one of the most recognized evangelical seminaries in America today. His service as pastor at New Hope Baptist Church and Grace Community Bible Fellowship has given him a professor’s head but a pastors’ heart. He also served as the chief counselor at A.M.O.J.C. for marriages in ministry and has currently accepted a scholar residency at Biblicalfamilies.org.
Doc, Nathan, Todd remain on staff as well – we are currently enjoying the opportunity to consider new ministry options with the expanded team, and look forward to seeing what God has next for Biblical Families. We have too many ideas, and not enoug…

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The Bible & Fear

The Bible mentions two specific types of fear. The first type is beneficial and is to be encouraged. The second type is a detriment and is to be overcome. The first type of fear is fear of the Lord. This type of fear does not necessarily mean to be afraid of something. Rather, it is a reverential awe of God; a reverence for His power and glory. However, it is also a proper respect for His wrath and anger. In other words, the fear of the Lord is a total acknowledgement of all that God is, which comes through knowing Him and His attributes.

Fear of the Lord brings with it many blessings and benefits. It is the beginning of wisdom and leads to good understanding (Psalm 111:10). Only fools despise wisdom and discipline (Proverbs 1:7). Furthermore, fear of the Lord leads to life, rest, peace, and contentment (Proverbs 19:23). It is the fountain of life (Proverbs 14:27) and provides a security and a place of safety for us (Proverbs 14:26).

Thus, one can see how fearing God should be encouraged. However, the second type of fear mentioned in the Bible is not beneficial at all. This is the “spirit of fear” mentioned in 2 Timothy 1:7: “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (NKJV). A spirit of fearfulness and timidity does not come from God.

However, sometimes we are afraid, sometimes this “spirit of fear” overcomes us, and to overcome it we need to trust in and love God completely. “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love” (1 John 4:18). No one is perfect, and God knows this. That is why He has liberally sprinkled encouragement against fear throughout the Bible. Beginning in the book of Genesis and continuing throughout the book of Revelation, God reminds us to “Fear not.”

For example, Isaiah 41:10 encourages us, “Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surel…

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