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Fear Not: Moving From Terror to Trust

All our fears can be encapsulated in three words: security, life, and justification. But the Bible repeatedly tells us, “Fear not!” So how do we live without fear? In this episode, the WHI hosts consider how fear can shift from terror to trust, from law and gospel. They examine the biblical promises that undergird the commands to fear not, celebrating the comfort found in facing our fears united to Christ.


But what exactly is the feat of God? It is an emotion, to be sure, but it does not bubble up inside of us. Rather, it is provoked when we are confronted with the God who exists outside of our inner psyche. The short definition of the fear of God is sanity.

Michael Horton (Recovering Our Sanity, p. 26)


  • Michael Horton is White Horse Inn’s founder and co-host. In addition to serving as a J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary California, he is a minister in the United Reformed Churches. He is the author of more than 30 books.
  • Justin Holcomb is a senior fellow with Sola Media’s Theo Global. He also serves as a professor and Episcopal priest. He is the author or editor of more than 20 books.
  • Bob Hiller is the senior pastor of Community Lutheran Church in Escondido, California. He is also the author of Finding Christ in the Straw.

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