The avoidance of the difficult things of Scripture - the sinfulness of man, hell and God’s notable severity - is idolatrous and cowardly. If a man or a woman who teaches the Scriptures is afraid to explain to you the severity of God, they have betrayed you, and they love their ego more than they love you…
Failing to note the severity of God is attempted theft of all he’s due. To discount, disguise, or disbelieve what God does in response to the falling short of is glory is, in itself, falling short of his glory. So let us note God’s severity.
— Matt Chandler // Explicit Gospel (via tallerthanlions)