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sermonette: The Agape Evolution

Perfection of Wisdom From Fear to Love
Bill Onisick
Given 10-May-14; Sermon #1212s; 16 minutes

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Bill Onisick, maintains that in one context, evolution is absolutely real—that is, in the transition of one of God's called-out ones from a state of abject fear to a state of transcendental agape love. Every human being fears that he is going to lose something of value and develops a flight or fight protective mechanism to maintain a stable self-image. In our spiritual development, we shed our spirit of fear and take on a spirit of self-control as we ingest God's Spirit and take on a Spirit of Godly wisdom, displacing the fear of death with a craving for Eternal life. The way of get disappears and the way of give leads to godliness.

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Agape evolution Ecclesiastes 12:13 Evolution from fear to agape Evolution is real Faith works Fear to agape Fear God and keep His commandments Fear of the LORD Fight or flight I John4:16-18; 5:2-4 Hebrews 2:14-15 Holy Spirit Job 28:28 Middle child syndrome Perfect love casts out fear Perfection of wisdom Proverbs 1:7 Revelation 21 II Timothy 1:7 Self control Sound mind Understanding