The Fear of Hell is Not What Leads People to Christ

Some Christians idea of sharing the Gospel of Christ is by scaring them with a message of hell and burning for eternity. That method is the equivalent of saying we would desire to love the bully in high school. No. Fear, death, and condemnation is a no less than a powerful deterrent, and it is not the means we should use to bring people to Christ.

The motivator is love. The idea that the creator of everything in existence (including us) could love us individually to the point of dying on a cross is, well quite frankly, wildly amazing.

Yes, Hell is real. But there’s not a single story in the Bible where somebody was threatened with hell and the fear was what led them to Christ. No. It’s when we see the believer exude love, grace, kindness, and forgiveness that lead to Christ.

1 John 4:18

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love cast out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears has not been perfected in love”

Jesus is enough.

Author: Mike Cynar

Mike Cynar grew up in church and observed that countless people would go to church and then just stop. The church always referred to them as ‘fake Christians’ or ‘backsliders’ but Mike discovered the problem was deeper. The problem was the church message. The message was 90% behavior improvement and how bad you are, with a pinch of who you are in Christ, It was like every sermon was being preached to the church of Corinth. It’s in the Baptist church, Catholic, Pentecost, and most every other church. After discovering the true gospel message and how we are made right with God because of what ‘Jesus did’ (not what ‘we do’) Mike set out to free believers from behavior improvement programs and bring them back to Jesus. The Result – Jesus Without Religion was launched.