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43. The Cause of Fear

1. The cause of fear is the threatened loss of what we love, or the impending failure to gain what we desire and love. Hence love is a cause of fear.

2. Another cause of fear is a realized want of power to repel impending evil. The realization of power existing in the impending evil is also a cause of fear.

"For what would it profit us to know the whole Bible by heart and the principles of all the philosophers if we live without grace and the love of God?"
Thomas á Kempis

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"Every man naturally desires knowledge; but what good is knowledge without fear of God? Indeed a humble rustic who serves God is better than a proud intellectual who neglects his soul to study the course of the stars."
Thomas á Kempis

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"It is vanity to love what passes quickly and not to look ahead where eternal joy abides. "
Thomas á Kempis

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