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Old 11-07-2017, 12:23 PM
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I heard a sermon by a local pastor objecting to the practice of some preachers in their use of scare tactics to scare people away from hell and into heaven. In this case it was his concern that this tactic should not be used on children to force them to love their Heavenly Father The practice is designed to scare a child or person away from any potentially dangerous situation. Such an example when applied to a child would be like that child that continues to play with matches and the father through gentle persuasion cannot get the child to stop.

So the parent in desperation lights a match holds it briefly to the childís skin then ignites a large piece of paper that rapidly and scaringly developes into a huge flame scaring the child into the parentís protective and loving arms. In this case it is the earthly parent doing the scaring and of course the tactic is not designed to start forcing the child to love the parent for that love already exits.

In this scenario it is the childís heavenly father during the scaring and in this situation it is not His intent to force the child through scare tactics to love or accept Him. In this instance it is only to prevent the child from harm. He will never use force us to love Him as He wants the child on her own volition and us to love Him and accept His generous offer of salvation to give that child and us eternal life and enjoy all the benefits of heaven.

When using such scare tactics it must be emphasized it is not to force that child into heaven as God forces no one to do His will. He wants it done voluntarily and in actual love and service to Him. His purpose is for the child to want Him voluntary not have to or must to. It should then also be emphasized the beauty of heaven and maybe show some of the videos of those who have been there and that it is all real. God wants that child to enjoy all that beauty by loving Him in return

The end result is the child will want to love God and must not have to do so.
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Old 11-11-2017, 03:37 AM
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Life in this world is scary enough, as it is the devil's sandbox.
Fear and deception is what evil does.

Love and Truth is what the pure of heart does. Everything can be explained and taught through love and truth. There is no excuse for using fear and deception at any time.
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Old 11-14-2017, 04:34 AM
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It should then also be emphasized the beauty of heaven and maybe show some of the videos of those who have been there and that it is all real.
Who has been to heaven that can tell their story in a video? If anybody claims to, how can we know if they are telling the truth? Some may have experienced a near death, but I doubt that God lets anybody return once they have reached heaven.
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