The Big Question: Should We Fear God?

by Elena Tafone

The Old Testament is full of displays of God’s power—protecting Daniel in the lions’ den, the parting of the Red Sea, the ten plagues of Egypt. These feats are incredible. When reading about them, it’s hard not feel a sense of awe… and fear. Because a power like that can be terrifying. But if God is a God of love—of forgiveness—should we fear him? It’s a question that great thinkers, authors, and religious figures have been asking for centuries.