- Negative messages & fear-mongering doesn't bring anyone to God/Christ.
- Negative messages & fear-mongering does drive people away from God/Christ.
- Those that are motivated by negative messages and fear-mongering are questionable examples as leaders to be followed.
God & Christ are liberating & loving and provide a sense of peace, calm, safety, and confidence. Fear, shame, and doubt are not the motivators that we should be using to bring people to God, imho.