Liberation from superstitious fear

Uncovering the fear that fuels superstitious beliefs—and refusing to be controlled by it—can bring healing.

Fear torments. It spreads seeds of confusion, disease, and suffering. Today so many people in the world are dealing with various forms of fear.

In some parts of the globe, especially as I have observed in Africa, fear imposes itself in the form of superstition. For example, one tribal belief forbids farming, hunting, and fishing in certain places and on certain days of the week. If these taboos are violated, it is believed that the spirits—gods and goddesses of rocks, trees, rivers, thunder—will be affronted and will inflict curses of poverty, sickness, accident, barrenness, or even death.

Can we be free from fear? The Scriptures declare that we can. The Apostle Paul tells us in II Timothy, "God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind" (1:7).

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