It inhibits spiritual growth and slams on the brakes of any revival.
It’s the bane of every revolution, especially spiritual ones.
It seeks to the status quo, caters to the comfortable, and discourages the radical.
It may be one of the tree primary reasons the church retreats behind it’s stained glass walls of irrelevancy.
Oh, you can’t do that. It’s never been done before.
We don’t know what would happen if we tried that!
My memories of the Jesus Movement revival impress me that fear had nothing to do with it.
We were so young in Christ that our faith was still refreshingly bold and courageous.
Until the church tamed us. Then we became just as fearful as the rest of ’em…and just as ineffective!