Do people comply with the law because they fear the consequences guided by the theoretical framework of situational action theory we argue that most people abide by the law not because they fear the consequences but because they do not perceive crime as an ‘action alternative’ we propose that the potential influence of threats of punishment on people’s law abidance is specific to those. I'm not convinced he's saying that we are to live in abject fear of god, as though we are terrorized or afraid of his punishment he's simply stating that our respect for god is over against that of the emperor, and likewise the needs of the members of the church is over against those not within the church. Research underscores the more significant role that certainty plays in deterrence than severity — it is the certainty of being caught that deters a person from committing crime, not the fear of being punished or the severity of the punishment. Procedural criminal law regulates the enforcement of the substantive criminal law, the determination of guilt, and the punishment of those found guilty of crimes criminal lawsuits differ from civil lawsuits in that the criminal prosecutions are intended to convict and punish the offender, while civil lawsuits are intended to settle. When we talk about disorder, we’re mainly in the realm of “do unto others” laws people do fear disorder, but many of them arguably refrain from committing disorderly acts because they wouldn’t want another person to act disorderly toward them.
There is no fear in love but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love 1john 4:13-18 by looking at the context we discover that to become perfected in love we must confess that jesus is the son of god and believe that god abides in him and only then will we be perfected. Obedience to law, we should return now to the core case of fear itself that is the case where we really do hope that the law will function effectively as the command of a sovereign backed. I believe that my own morality -- which answers only to my heart -- is more sure and true than the morality of those who do right only because they fear retribution” ― brandon sanderson, the way of kings.
The only one we should fear is the one we never do fear god may not even be, but if he is, one thing is sure, he need never be feared don’t act from fear of punishment or desire of reward, men say act morally, men say do not consider consequences, men say for what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, god. If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed - albert einstein if people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed. There is no fear in love, for perfect love casts out fear, because fear has to do with punishment the one who fears is not made perfect in love those who are perfected in love will have humble confidence on judgement day and always that he may learn to fear the lord his god by carefully observing all the words of this law and these.
By this, love is perfected with us, that we may have confidence in the day of judgment because as he is, so also are we in this world there is no fear in love but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love. A punishment is the imposition of an undesirable or unpleasant outcome upon a group or individual, meted out by an authority—in contexts ranging from child discipline to criminal law—as a response and deterrent to a particular action or behaviour that is deemed undesirable or unacceptable. But we should fear government when we choose to do evil only the law-breaker looks over his shoulder, wondering where the police are the christian should never need a radar detector, nor should he ever fear paying the penalty for speeding. It is often said that fear of god has no place in the christian’s life for, “there is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear for fear has to do with punishment, and he who fears (for himself) is not perfected in love” (1 john 4:18) but we shouldn’t get the idea that the writers.
This gift of fear of the lord is sometimes misunderstood because of the word “fear” “fear of the lord” is not a servile fear whereby a person serves god simply because he fears punishment, whether some sort of temporal punishment in this life or the eternal punishment of hell. He was without sin, but when he died on the cross all our sins were placed on him, and he took the punishment and hell we deserve and that is why you don’t have to fear god’s punishment any longer. [s]ince love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved —niccolò machiavelli, the prince, 1513 all animals experience fear—human beings, perhaps, most of all. Reducing fear of crime strategies for police gary cordner reducing fear of crime issue is of great concern to all of us in law enforcement fear negatively shapes all aspects of many fear problems are neighborhood-based, and we know from 25 years of broken windows.
Legal punishment presupposes crime as that for which punishment is imposed, and a criminal law as that which defines crimes as crimes a system of criminal law presupposes a state, which has the political authority to make and enforce the law and to impose punishments. There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment, and so one who fears is not yet perfect in love nasb there is no fear in love but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love. In other words, we may not apply punishment indiscriminately we may only punish “an offender for an offense” (9) with few exceptions, the individual upon whom punishment is inflicted must have committed an offense, and the punishment must be attached to that offense.