”There is no fear in Love" 1 John 4:18, Does it mean we don’t have to fear God ?
i do not think so. because love need follow Jesus Christ. Bible has the love principles, so we need know and follow. And fear God is the first principle.
Fear has the different meanings like Humility and Inferiority, Fear of the Lord is Reverence, Obedience, worship only Him. Here its talking about the fear of judgement regarding punishment, if we live in love we no need to fear for the final day judgement rather we can be bold enough for the great reward
Context is King in interpreting the scripture considering above scripture it talks about fear of judgement
Fear of the LORD is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
I do not think so. We need to fear God as He is our creator and He is infinite, yet we are His creation and so limited.
No, these two “fears” are different. For one thing, we need to fear God for He is the holy one and in love we respent Him; this “fear” is similar to respect. For another, in the verse “There is no fear in Love”, it means that we don’t need to be frightened in love; this “fear” is similar to frighten or scare.