"Church or Hell" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward
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According to this pastor, that is your only choice.
There are a lot of people who struggle with this. The fear is real.
I know: I've been there, and now I coach people through the transition beyond the fear.
Let's say you've been given a pill since birth. Every day. They say it keeps you alive. They say you will die is you stop taking it. But into your 20's you start questioning. You want to make the decision to quit the pill, but the fear is overwhelming. Why not just keep taking it? What's the harm in it? But then why take it if it really isn't doing anything to help me? But what if they're right and I do die?
You won't die. But you have to work through the fear yourself. You have to move beyond the fear and into the truth.
And I believe you can. I see many people doing it.