Were You Scared Into Loving God?
By Gary Amirault
I am presently reading "A Gentler God" by Doug Frank. I haven’t finished the book, but it appears to be teaching Universal Salvation, what I have coined "The Victorious Gospel of Jesus Christ." I plan to write a review of the book. However, this morning on page 40 I came across a few paragraphs that caught my attention enough to want to post the thought they expressed.
Replying to a very zealous traditional evangelist, someone said, "Are you trying to scare me into loving God?" And the evangelist answered, "Yes!" How ironic. How strange — that the most successful tool evangelists have come up with to getting people to confess Jesus as Lord is to scare them into doing so.
Doug Frank, in "A Gentler God" notes that the thousands of evangelists around the world who have used this tactic of fear say they use it because it works. Doug Frank writes, "It may be true that they increase the number of adherents to their movement. But they do not work to enhance a trusting relationship with a loving God."
Have you been "scared into loving God?" Would you like to have a deep lasting loving relationship with your heavenly Father? Would you like to be able to compleletey abandon yourself to your Creator? Would you like to be able to live in trust? Email us and we’ll try to help you be freed from the fear that has enslaved you to a lower fallen image of God. "Perfect love casts out fear." (1 John 4:18)