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30.5.03

I just ran accross the most succinct refutation of Jack Chick that I've ever seen. First recall that Chick's modus operandi is to make people fear eternal damnation if they don't accept Jesus. Then turn to 1 John chapter 4 verse 18:
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.

One could say that the point is that, once you accept Jesus, you no longer have to fear hell. But I wonder how real love can be if it's born and maintained out of fear.

The whole chapter (which I saw in a non-Chick context on Notes of a Left-Wing Cub Scout) is nice. This also supports my interpretation that Jesus' message was basically "stop worrying about the afterlife."

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