I didn’t realize how much “fear of God” there is in the world. And I don’t mean “the fear of God is the beginning of knowledge” type of fear. No, I’m talking about being afraid of God. The type of fear doesn’t lead to knowledge. When you fear God in a way that makes you run away from Him, not to Him.
I remember being scared of God.
I grew up in the church, I went through confirmation class at the age of 13, got confirmed, and attended church camp. I did not want to go to church camp. I thought it was going to be boring, and I definitely didn’t want to spend all day reading the Bible for a week.
I knew about Jesus. I probably passed confirmation class with flying colors, and that was enough for me.