The fear of death motivates pagans because they do not believe in the God of the Bible. They dread dying, “having no hope, and without God in the world” (Eph 2:12).
Jesus has delivered all who trust in Him from the bondage the devil holds pagans in.
Again, “I will put my trust in him.” Again, “Behold, here I am with the children whom God has given me.” Since then the children have shared in flesh and blood, he also himself in the same way partook of the same, that through death he might bring to nothing him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and might deliver all of them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. For most certainly, he doesn’t give help to angels, but he gives help to the offspring of Abraham. Therefore he was obligated in all things to be made like his brothers, that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make atonement for the sins of the people. For in that he himself has suffered being tempted, he is able to help those who are tempted. Hebrews 2:13-18 WMB
Jesus says those held in bondage belong to the devil.
You belong to your father the devil, and you want to carry out the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning and has never stood for truth, since there is no truth in him. Whenever he tells a lie, he speaks in character, because he is a liar and the father of lies. John 8:44 ISV
Those who belong to the devil are deceivers. When they spread lies, they speak in character with the father of lies.
Let me give you a prime example of a big lie being spread by those who are at enmity against God—Climate Change.
This lie is a political ploy to create fear, give credibility to worldly, pagan, scholars and instill allegiance to politicians who promote the wisdom of the world.
First this lie was foisted as Global Warming. That didn’t pan out. Now, it is called Climate Change. The prognosticators blame Climate Change on global emissions of Carbon Dioxide. If you google climate change, you will find a ton of articles on the subject. Most spread fear by quoting scientific propaganda of gloom and doom.
I did a google search, “What is the percentage of CO2 in the atmosphere?”, and found this answer by James Matkin on Quora. “MINUSCULE. At 412 ppm carbon dioxide is an invisible, non-toxic, trace gas in the atmosphere primarily known for its role as the essential plant food for photosynthesis. CO2 makes up only a tiny portion of the atmosphere (0.040%) and constitutes only 3.6% of the greenhouse effect. The atmospheric content of CO2 has increased only 0.008% since emissions began to soar after 1945. Such a tiny increment of increase in CO2 cannot cause the 10°F increase in temperature predicted by CO2 advocates.” Credit
Numbers don’t lie. Liars do. Because of the big Climate Change lie, coal fired electric plants are shut down, electric solar panels and electric cars are highly subsidized with our tax dollars, as are wind generators. We are paying dearly for the irrational decisions foisted upon us, supposedly for our own good.
For perspective, let’s consider that 0.04 percent of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. First, that is a very small four one hundredths of one percent. Second, that 0.04% has increased by and even smaller 0.008% (eight one thousands of one percent) since 1945. Multiplying those numbers 0.0004 times 0.00008, we get 3.2e-8 (3.2 billionths). In other words, prior to 1945 the atmosphere only contained 0.04% carbon dioxide minus 320 billionths of 1%. Yet, the worldly wisdom of Pagans panics them into believing we have a deathly crisis.
The wisdom of the world is foolishness to God
19 This world’s wisdom is “foolishness” in God’s sight; for it is written, “He snares the wise with their own cunning.” 20 And again, “The Lord takes knowledge of the reasonings of the wise—how useless they are.”21 Therefore let no one boast about his human teachers. 22 For everything belongs to you—be it Paul or Apollos or Peter, the world or life or death, things present or future—everything belongs to you; 23 and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God. 1 Corinthians 3:19-23 WNT