What Does Fearful Mean?

Q. Re: Rev. 21:8, I do not understand who or what is applied with the term fearful. I understand the rest of the sinful acts however I’m not clear on that fearful one. would you have an explanation that would clarify it?

A. The Greek word translated fearful in Rev. 21:8 also means timid. It’s only used three times in the New Testament and always in conjunction with having little or no faith. The two other times (Matt. 8:26 and Mark 4:40) it was a rebuke to the disciples during a storm on the Sea of Galilee. In Rev. 21:8 it refers to non-believers during the Millennium, who will have greater reason to believe than any humans since Adam.

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