On the discussion of fear, do you have a good fear of religious people? If you don’t — you should.
Paul warned the Colossians about such people when he said, “I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments.” From BibRef, “The Greek word Paul uses is paralogizētai, which means “to fool, cheat by trickery, or deceive.” It carries a clear sense of dishonesty, not merely confusion. In other words, the challenges Paul refers to are not complex arguments, but deceptive arguments: those which seem believable, but which are actually false.”
Doesn’t that sound like many pedophiles? So many of them hide behind the cloak of religion believing they are hidden. Then, many of them actually teach their victims about God.
Do not believe a person who doesn’t demonstrate the love of God. Instead, fear a person that hides behind fine sounding words but is hurting children in secret or doing anything in secret! They are not to be trusted. Period. And, their religion is worthless.
Jesus told us, “These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.” Mark 7:6.
This is so important and it’s sound. Simply put — don’t believe someone who deceives.