Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Christ, Deterrence, Fear of God, Jesus, Repentance
Christianity | Practical Theology | Religion
Davis, Leon, "The Dynamics of Having a Fear of God in the Walk of the Believer" (2014). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 884.
Guaranteed immunity from hell appears to have adversely affected the motivation of the believer. There exists a possible correlation in the believer's knowledge of having eternal security and a lack of having a fear of God. This lack of godly fear has manifested itself in various types of presumptive behavior, among which includes non-compliance to clearly stated biblical commandments and directives, the removal of the repentance requirement for the convert, and biblical illiteracy. By means of consulting commentary from early church fathers, theologians throughout the New Testament church age, current research data, and completed surveys from believers, which will include Liberty students, this project will probe the validity of these correlations. Following the presentation of corroborative findings, the project will offer a systematic theological body of compelling scriptural passages, the unavoidable truth of which will challenge the believer to adopt a worship mindset which is reflective of godly fear.