Kinds of Fear

Mysophobia is fear of dirt. Hydrophobia is fear of water. Nyclophobia is the fear of darkness. Acrophobia is fear of high places. Taxophobia is fear of being buried alive. Xenophobia is fear of strangers. Necrophobia is fear of the dead. Claustrophobia is fear of  confined places. Triskaidekaphobia is fear of the number 13.

Unfortunately, many people who have learned to fear things that they probably shouldn’t have never learned the fear of the God. Too few who have acrophobia have learned to fear God and to keep His commandments. Many who have some of these fears give no heed to the words of Christ: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28). Many fear what man can do to them but not what God will do at the judgment day if they do not repent and turn to Him in faith.

Source: Robert G. Lee’s Sermonic Library
Submitted by the homiletics class of West Coast Baptist College

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