Man do I ever remember the fear that I lived in wondering if Jesus was ever going to do this to me. I was never devoted enough. Never committed enough. I was always of being lukewarm and being spewed out of his mouth. What the heck’s lukewarm exactly? I was always living in fear that Jesus was going to drop me like a hot potato.
Fear is an awesome motivator. Powerfully effective. That’s why it is the most popular weapon in the religious arsenal. It really works!