According to “The Champion University Survey of American Fears of 2018, here are the things Americans feared the most. Read carefully, it’s missing a vital concern.
|Top Ten Fears of 2018||% Afraid or Very Afraid|
|1. Corrupt government officials||73.6|
|2. Pollution of oceans, rivers and lakes||61.6|
|3. Pollution of drinking water||60.7|
|4. Not having enough money for the future||57|
|5. People I love becoming seriously ill||56.5|
|6. People I love dying||56.4|
|7. Air pollution||55.1|
|8. Extinction of plant and animal species||54.1|
|9. Global warming and climate change||53.2|
|10. High medical bills||52.9|
Notice the list doesn’t include fear of hell or not going to heaven. John 3:16 promises that God will give his people eternal life. That doesn’t mean that your physical body won’t perish while on earth; however, your soul will live forever. John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
The knowledge of life and death and a person’s eternal destination appears to be at the bottom of the list of things feared. It’s an interesting conversation and a critical one that needs to be had.
2 Corinthians 4: 17 – For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
There is hope for all through Christ. The average fear listed above are line items that are covered under the benefits package of salvation through Christ. Accepting Christ removes the tangible worries on the list above.
Romans 10: 9-11 – If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 11 As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.
Knowledge destroys the fear that torments the soul! Graceson Ellison