You liberal infidel! You sinner!
You’ll burn in hell if you don’t repent!
You don’t have much time left. Jesus is coming. You better fear that if you fear nothing else; never mind if this makes you want to follow Jesus about as much as drinking cod liver oil does….learn to fear and follow so you can save your soul from the fiery, burning pit of hell!
Have you felt it yet?
Do you know how deserving you are of the flames?
Burn, baby, burn.
You didn’t listen to me and now you’ll fry.
Are you ready to burn?
How do we reconcile the Message and Good News of Jesus Christ our Lord with the above “fire and brimstone” babble? The bible tells us how we’ll be able to recognize the Christian who is sharing; we’ll recognize the Christian by his or her LOVE. Is the preaching of hell fire and damnation a task of love? Is this message loving? What are the fruits of the spirit? And how do we recognize the preacher who claims the love of Jesus Christ?
How do we reconcile the fruits of the spirit with this?
Asking someone to submit to Jesus Christ out of fear isn’t love offered freely. Threatening them and making them afraid isn’t how God wants us to come to Him. It’s not the way to receive our love and devotion. Does the cringing dog truly love his master? As he crawls, tail between his legs, fearful of the next kick, is this a great love given wholeheartedly and because he really wants to?
Someone is wrong. There is a disconnect somewhere.
Yes, something is very wrong with this kind of message and this kind of preaching.