Do you serve God because you want to or because you are afraid of punishment?

I serve God partially because God makes my life easier and is the only protection I have

30 Answers

  • 1 year ago
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    Both are the heart's desire.

    That is a desire to please God and enjoy Him, and also a fear of sin.

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    1 year ago


  • 1 year ago

    I serve God because I want to, he created me and all other things, and for that I have come to love him.

  • 1 year ago

    I believe the believers are afraid not claim love of that god thingie and afraid not to pray to it and mumble all sorts of pleadings. It is a scam.

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  • 1 year ago

    Partly both. And also partly because I love him. A man can have many reasons for doing something.

  • 1 year ago

    I love Jesus ....................

  • 1 year ago

    Punishment never enters my mind. I serve God because he is deserving of it.

    Source(s): Greek Orthodox Christian
  • As an atheist I believe that there would at the very least not be as many religious adherents to many religions(especially to the abrahamic religions)if the concept of hell was not invented and incorporated(or borrowed from prior religions and incorporated)into these religions.There is the original fear of death(which contributed to the evolution of religions in general)then there is the fear of that invented hell and relative punishment that would contribute in keeping many entangled psyches in their psychic energy field(religion)...

  • sarah
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    I do not fear after death since it is going back to what I was before I was born. Which I do not remember that either. For me I want to when I look at the amazing planet he made habitable for humans I feel great love for him.

    (Ecclesiastes 9:5) 5 For the living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all, neither do they anymore have wages, because the remembrance of them has been forgotten.

  • 1 year ago

    I do not "serve" God.

    God is neither weak, nor meek.

    God creates existence, life, and universes.

    God does not need servants.

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