“Be not afraid of them who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. “

We often hear of what is necessary to protect ourselves, to defend ourselves, to protect our families. Yet what does Jesus say?
“4 And I say to you, my friends: Be not afraid of them who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. 5 But I will shew you whom you shall fear: fear ye him, who after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell. Yea, I say to you, fear him. ”
(Luke 12:4-5, Douay-Rheims).

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2 responses to ““Be not afraid of them who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. “

  1. Given John Paul II’s modern understanding from July of 1999 on the last things, does that mean the biggest person we have to fear is ourselves and our own tendency to go our own way and sin? After all, in this more modern understanding of the doctrine, God sends nobody to hell- we send OURSELVES to hell with the choices that we make:
    http://www.ewtn.com/library/PAPALDOC/JP2HEAVN.HTM

    • I didn’t know that was a liberal concept. I thought it was fairly old.
      Anyway, I’ve always wondered if the passage doesn’t refer to the Devil.

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