People are so busy talking about the second coming of Jesus that they forgot to talk about the first coming of Jesus. The first coming of Jesus that eventually leads people to access eternal life, The first coming of Jesus that talks about his love, his power, his finished work on the cross and his death and resurrection.
You see social medias folks scare people with hell and heaven. Telling them to share their gospel else they spur bad luck on them. Am not against the preaching of Eschatology, in fact God usually discuss that with me sometimes and it also a good thing to remind the church.
But what should we do? Should we scare others with our messages and paint heaven as unattainable? Stop preaching messages that get you a scared converted chicken instead of converted Christians. Funny enough they forgot hell was never our home heaven is our home, they forgot we can’t make heaven ourselves except by by the help of God through his son and that the day we accept and believe the message of salvation we begin to enjoy eternal life 1 John 4:13.
Teach them the first coming of Jesus, it’s automatically makes them access the final salvation if they really accepted his love when they heard the gospel.
The Apostles messages weren’t a scaring one. It was a message that pricked the hearts of men, convicted them and thereby brought them to their knees for repentance. Neither Peter nor Paul started their letters or messages with “Hell is real! Or Heaven is real!” This they know! And that’s why they are constantly introducing the finished work and the loving nature of the Savior that can save peoples lives from the power of hell and help them stand until the day of His coming.
We are sent to preach the Good news not the otherwise.
That it is good news does not mean it won’t hurt or make people angry sometimes (anyway, men love darkness than the light.) However, if the message which is Jesus -focused is preached, it will in the long run leads to repentance qualifying repentant hearts as a member of God’s family. This is the Good news: CHRIST JESUS. This we must tell the world! Emphasizing what he has done to reconcile us back to the Father.
Romans 1:16-17 👉
“I have complete confidence in the gospel; it is God’s power to save all who believe, first the Jews and also the Gentiles. For the gospel reveals how God puts people right with himself: it is through faith from beginning to end. As the scripture says, “The person who is put right with God through faith shall live.””
Jesus is our message, Heaven is our home, faith in Christ makes us get there. Jesus said, ‘I am going to my Father!’ Is there fear in going to ones Dad? No! That is how it is for a christian.