fear of God


Servile fear is such as a slave might have for his master, and it looks to the punishments which God inflicts.

Filial fear is the fear of the child; it consists in dread of offending God who is worthy of all love, and of being separated from Him by sin.

MLA Citation

  • Father James J McGovern. “fear of God”. Catholic Pocket Dictionary, 1906. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 November 2019. Web. 27 February 2021. <>