The Idolization of “love”.
Portions Shared From: Citizen Tom Blog
How do our churches support the idolization of “love”?
So that we can focus on the God of Love, we ignore much of scripture.
We ignore Hell. We ignore the condemnation of sin. Fearing we deserve the same, we ignore the stories of Israel’s sins and suffering. We also ignore the sins and the suffering of Israel’s enemies, of Sodom and Gomorrah, of the peoples before Noah’s Flood, of Cain, and of Adam and Eve. Refusing to seriously consider the future, we set aside the coming Wrath of God in Revelation.
When was the last time your pastor warned of Hell and eternal damnation? Does your pastor slyly step past the scary parts of the Bible? How many people do you know who read those parts? How many people do you know who have read the Bible?
Is there a Hell? Is there a punishment for sin? If not, then why did Jesus die upon that cross?
We have to study and revere the whole Word of God. Any church that refuses to do that will in time unravel.
You see folks…a lost person is in very serious trouble until he is born again by The Spirit of God. A lost person is condemned already, because he has not believed…and Gods wrath abides on him until and if that lost person is saved.
John 3:35-36 NKJV
The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand.  He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”
Gods Love is not human love…God loves His Son Jesus Christ, and has given ALL things unto His hand…You must be born again, and believe in The Gospel of Jesus Christ. God so loved the world that He gave us His only begotten Son…that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish but has eternal life.
It’s ALL about Jesus, not us, places, people, or things.
Romans 3:24-26 KJV
Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:  Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;  To declare, I say , at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
New Defender’s Study Bible Notes
3:26 just, and the justifier. The mystery of how God can be both “just” (or “righteous”) and “justifier” (or “ascriber of righteousness” to the unrighteous) can be solved only in Christ. It is “His righteousness,” not ours, by which we are “justified” (that is, “declared righteous”) by God, through receiving Christ by faith.
Matthew 28:18 NKJV And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
John 3:3-6 NKJV
Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”  Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”  Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.  That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.