Originally Posted by frank4570
Lets say there is a person who is a "fire and brimstone" type evangelical. Lets say he learns that it is more effective to be a "jesus loves you" type evangelical. "jesus loves you" will save more people than "turn or burn."
Is this person now obligated to try to change or suffer for failing.
One of the biggest failings of modern institutionalized religion is it's inability to find a middle ground between the concepts of "fire and brimstone" and "jesus loves you".
200 years ago, "fire and brimstone" was the preferred means of communicating the word of God. Today the church transmits a nauseating feel good, touchy feely, God loves you kind of message.
No one has yet to find that middle ground.